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Key figures in January-March 2016
- The Group’s revenue amounted to EUR 8.7 million, up 47% on the corresponding period of previous year (Jan-Mar 2015: EUR 5.9 million).
- The Group’s operating profit (EBIT) amounted to EUR 1.2 million, doubling on the corresponding period (EUR 0.5 million) and being approximately at the same level than on the previous quarter (Oct-Dec 2015: EUR 1.2 million).
- Net profit for the period amounted to EUR 0.7 million (EUR 0.6 million). The net profit was decreased by taxes, which amounted to EUR 0.4 million during the period (EUR 0.1 million).
Key Events of the Period
Incap Group’s revenue developed favourably both in India and in Estonia. The revenue increased on the corresponding period in 2015 by approximately 47%. The revenue of the first quarter remained somewhat lower than on the preceding quarter, which is typical in the company’s business sector. The quotation base is on a good level in both factories of the company, and there are new products coming to the production.
The profitability of Incap Group improved clearly on previous year. The operating profit (EBIT) in January-March 2016 amounted to approximately EUR 1.2 million, i.e. double the figure on corresponding period last year (1-3/2015: EUR 0.5 million). The equity ratio improved compared with the corresponding period and was on 31 March 2016 approximately 34.7% (31 March 2015: 19.0%).
The construction of the expansion of the production facilities in India has started on schedule, and the extension of approximately 2,000m2 is planned to be ready at the turn of the years 2016-2017. The construction costs of approximately EUR 1 million will be financed using operating income. New capacity is needed, because the export deliveries of the factory are increasing. The investment concerns specifically the export operations, which according to the Indian tax legislation have to take place in separate premises. There still is unused capacity in the prouction facilities for inter-Indian deliveries, allowing future growth.
Reduction of share capital and the quantity of shares
The Annual General Meeting held on 6 April 2016 resolved to reduce the share capital of the company from EUR 20,486,769.50 by EUR 19,486,769.50 to cover the losses and to transfer funds to unrestricted equity reserves. The losses accumulated during previous financial periods will be covered by decreasing the unrestricted equity reserve by EUR 16,804,218.62, by decreasing the share premium account by EUR 44,316.59 and by decreasing the share capital by EUR 11,118,952.29. After covering the losses the share capital will further be decreased by EUR 8,367,817.21 by transferring the funds to the unrestricted equity reserve. After these measures the new share capital of the company will be EUR 1,000,000 and the unrestricted equity reserve will be EUR 8,367,817.21. The parent company’s equity will accordingly exceed the level set in the Companies Act, chapter 20, section 23. Covering the losses will clarify the parent company’s balance sheet structure and improve the ratio between the company’s equity and share capital. The creditor protection procedure, which is required in the arrangement as regulated in the Companies Act has been introduced and the reduction of the share capital can be entered into the Trade Register in approximately three months.
The Annual General Meeting further resolved on the reduction of the quantity of company’s shares by way of issuing new shares and by redemption of company’s own shares, in such a way that each current 50 shares of the company shall correspond to one share of the company. The arrangement was implemented soon after the Annual General Meeting on 8 April 2016. The new quantity of the company’s shares is 4,365,168. The new quantity was entered into the Trade Register on 11 April 2016 and the trading with the adjusted quantity started at Nasdaq Helsinki on the same day. The purpose of the reduction of the quantity of company’s shares was to improve the trade conditions and the reliability of the price formation of the share.
Short-term risks and factors of uncertainty concerning operations
General risks related to the company’s business operations and sector include the development of customer demand, price competition in contract manufacturing, successful acquisition of new customers, availability and price development of raw material and components, sufficiency of funding, liquidity and exchange rate fluctuations. A significant part of the Group’s operations are located in India, and the fluctuations in the exchange rates of Indian rupee and Euro may have a significant effect on the revenue, result and equity ratio.
As a result of the improved profitability and the rights issue executed in 2015 the financing position of the company has improved and the sufficiency of financing or working capital is at the moment posing no remarkable risk.
Outlook for 2016
Incap’s estimates for future business development are based both on its customers’ forecasts and on the company’s own assessments.
The company estimates that the Group’s revenue in 2016 will be approximately EUR 35-40 million. The operating profit (EBIT) in 2016 is estimated to be approximately at the same level or somewhat higher than in 2015, when the operating profit was EUR 3.7 million, provided that there are no major changes in exchange rates.
In its previous guidance given on 18 February 2016 the company estimated that the Group’s revenue in 2016 will be somewhat higher than in 2015 and the operating profit (EBIT) will be approximately at the same level than in 2015, provided that there are no major changes in exchange rates.
Incap will publish its half-year financial report for January-June 2016 in accordance with IAS 34 on Tuesday, 23 August 2016.
Ville Vuori, President and CEO of Incap Group:
“The first quarter of the year has met with our expectations in all aspects. The construction of the expansion in the Indian factory has begun and the new production facilities are scheduled to be available at the end of the year. In our Estonian factory, the new ERP has been introduced successfully to efficient use, and now also there all resources can be focused on the service of our customers and on the development of production.
In order to ensure the long-term growth we will strengthen our sales operations both in Europe and in India. We will continue improving the operational efficiency among others by improving the cooperation between factories and enhancing the material sourcing.”
About Incap Corporation
Incap Corporation is an international contract manufacturer. Incap’s customers are leading suppliers of high-technology equipment in their own business segments, and Incap increases their competitiveness as a strategic partner. Incap has operations in Finland, Estonia, India and China, and the company currently employs approximately 470 people. Incap’s share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. as from 1997. For more information, click here.