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SA Emakina Group: Emakina Group results 2016: continuing double-digit growth in activities

Revenues of Eur 77,339,000, up 10%; EBITDA of Eur 5,400,000, down 11%


Brussels (pta032/24.03.2017/17:30) - Regulatory information - free translation of the official French press release

24 MARCH 2017 (EMBARGO until 5.30 pm) -
Emakina Group (Alternext Brussels: ALEMK) announces its annual results for 2016 today.

1. KEY FIGURES

In thousands of EUR 2015 2016 Variation
Revenues 70,340 77,339 + 10%
Earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) 6,070 5,400 - 11%
Operating margin % 8.6% 7.0%
Profit before tax 1,952 2,012 + 3%
Net result 1,147 1,150 + 0%

Karim Chouikri and Brice Le Blévennec, joint CEOs of Emakina Group:
"Last year, Emakina group again recorded double-digit revenue growth and maintained its net result. Thanks to this, the group has been able to strengthen its equity base. This performance is the result of a commercial and implementation strategy that is increasingly well integrated by all the teams in the group, while the Group continues to invest in the right technological choices and in recruiting the best talent. We would like to thank all our clients once again for their confidence in us, as well as our 765 strong staff and our sales partners for their excellent contribution."

Frédéric Desonnay, CFO of Emakina Group:
"The international expansion of the group is continuing, with 59% of revenues in 2016 coming from outside Belgium. At the same time, revenues recorded with Belgian clients rose by 6% in 2016. Meanwhile the operating margin fell back somewhat in 2016 (-11%) having risen very sharply in 2015 (+50%). This is due mainly to the substantial investments made necessary by the sustained growth in our activities and the essential need to integrate the group's entities."

2. KEY EVENTS IN 2016

a) New business

In 2016, new national and international clients partnered with one of Emakina Group's agencies. To name a few, these included: Agrifirm - Nuscience, Aquafin, Aspern Smart City, Assemblin, Balta Group, Bridon Bekaert Ropes, Carglass, Carrera, Citroën, Coolinvestments, De Persgroep, Diageo, Gaastra, Groupe Holder, Héléna Rubinstein, HEMA, Högl Shoe Group, Jacob Holm, Kodak Alaris, Konica Minolta, Ladurée, Legolas, Liérac, Louvre Hôtels, Marktplaats (Ebay), Maserati, Mondi, Mr. Green, Naspers, Ores, Parrot, Paula's Choice, Phyto, Puratos, REWE Group, Santander Bank, Sigfox, Stanley and Stella, Ter Beke and Wolford.

b) Continued acquisitions

In January 2016, Emakina acquired a 100% stake in the Swedish digital agency Dempsey, based in Stockholm, with a staff of 15. Through this transaction, following on from the commercial partnership agreement signed in 2013, Emakina reinforces its presence in the Scandinavian countries.

In September 2016, Emakina acquired a 100% stake in k.section, a CRM expert agency, based in Vienna. k.section is a certified partner of the world's leading CRM solutions, including Siebel/Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, and Salesforce. The k.section team comprises around twelve experts.

In January 2017, Emakina acquired all the capital in the Swedish company Doe Blomberg Gottberg (DBG), three times winner of the Swedish 'Communication Agency of the Year' award. By acquiring this second agency based in Stockholm, Emakina has reinforced its presence in Scandinavia, where it now has over 30 staff, as well as its position as European leader as an independent full-service agency.

c) Internationalisation

In geographical terms, the share of the revenues recorded 'outside Belgium' accounted for 59% of the consolidated revenue in 2016, compared with 57% in 2015.

d) Integration and synergies

The group's significant expansion over the past few months calls for a considerable effort as regards integration and synergies among the various entities in the group.
In practical terms, this is reflected in the deployment of joint management platforms and in better sharing of respective know-how, available resources and technologies. These efforts inevitably weigh on the group's operational profitability.

e) Talents

Talent is both the main asset and the challenge facing Emakina Group, which does everything possible to attract and develop exceptional people. At Emakina Group, talent is given the opportunity to develop: through contact with colleagues and demanding clients; by receiving training; by participating in research and development programmes.

f) Commercial and technological partnerships

Through its commercial partners, Emakina Group offers its clients a broad geographic scope combined with in-depth local knowledge: Asiance (Korea); Air (Belgium) since early 2017; Air Paris (Paris, Shanghai and New York) since 2016; Bubblegum (Spain); Domino (Italy); Metia (Great Britain, United States and Singapore); Witty (Turkey) since 2016 and SinnerSchrader (Germany).

In 2016, in order to strengthen its technological competence, Emakina concluded new technological partnerships with IBM, Progress Sitefinity CRM, Marketo Marketing automation software and Kentico, for which Emakina has become the first certified technological partner for Europe.

g) Prizes and awards

In 2016, Emakina won 70 awards for various projects involving web-building, motion, design and creativity, emphasising the quality of the services we provide.

Several technological partners also honoured Emakina with major international prizes in 2016:

* Demandware (now known as Salesforce Commerce Cloud): 'EMEA Sales Partner of the Year' and 'EMEA Runner-up Implementation Partner of the Year'.
* Selligent: 'Campaign of the Year and Best Creative Awards'.
* Sitecore: 'Best Digital Marketing and Best Business Awards'.

3. GENERAL COMMENT

Double-digit sales growth

Emakina Group's consolidated revenues amounted to Eur77,339,180 in 2016, compared with Eur70,340,217 in 2015, an increase of 10% (+7% at constant scope).

As already mentioned above, international expansion continues, with over 59% of income generated from clients located outside Belgium. At the same time, revenues generated in Belgium continue to increase, recording a rise of 6% in the 2016 financial year compared with 2015.

The acquisition in January 2016 of the digital agency Dempsey and in January 2017 of the creative agency Doe Blomberg Gottberg (DBG), both based in Stockholm, as well as the acquisition in September 2016 of the Vienna-based agency k.section, which specialises in CRM, are the latest examples of Emakina's strategy to expand internationally.

EBITDA down by 11%

The operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA) amounted to Eur5,400,484 (Eur5,202,056 at constant scope) in 2016 compared with Eur6,069,790 in 2015. Expressed as a percentage of total sales, EBITDA fell from 8.6% to 7.0% (6.9% at constant scope) between 2015 and 2016.

As a reminder, this situation is due mainly to the substantial investments made necessary by the sustained growth in our activities and the need to integrate the group's entities.

Unlike EBITDA, current income (before amortisation of goodwill) rose by 9% from Eur3,571,773 in 2015 to Eur3,893,318 in 2016 owing to the lack of any major impairment in 2016 and a sharp rise in the financial results in 2016 (thanks to gains on exchange rates, capital gains and financial charges under control).

Positive net income stable at Eur1,150,420

Net income remained stable in 2016 compared with 2015, strengthening the group's equity further to the fluctuation in the current income, the lack of any major non-recurrent charges in 2016 and a tax burden under control.

Amortisation of goodwill (imposed by Belgian accounting standards) negatively impacts the company's net income, which amounted to Eur1,944,636 in 2016 compared with Eur1,645,235 in 2015. This element of Belgian accounting standards, which imposes systematic amortisation, weighs significantly on the consolidated net income.

4. FINANCIAL HEALTH

The group maintained its financial stability in 2016 thanks to a level of financial debt in line with its expansion, working capital needs under control and the availability of adequate credit lines.

5. OUTLOOK FOR 2017

Emakina Group management anticipates single-digit organic growth in revenues over 2017 as a whole, based of its business outlook.

6. STATEMENT FROM THE COMPANY DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of the company declares that, to the best of its knowledge, the interim condensed and consolidated financial statements as at 31 June 2016, established in accordance with Belgian accounting standards, give a true and fair view of the assets, financial status and results of Emakina Group.

The annual financial report contains an accurate description of the information that must be included in it.

7. OTHER

a) Auditor's report

The auditor has confirmed that the audit of the consolidated accounts is complete in terms of substance and has not revealed any significant adjustment to be made to the accounting data presented in the consolidated figures.

b) Belgian accounting standards

All the consolidated figures set out in the appendices have been established in accordance with Belgian accounting standards (in particular as regards the mandatory amortisation of goodwill). These figures provide a summary of the financial results that will be presented in detail in the 2016 annual report.

c) Shareholders' diary 2017

3 April 2017: Annual report 2016 (brochure);
24 April 2017: General meeting of shareholders;
15 September 2017: Publication of first half-yearly results 2017

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ABOUT EMAKINA GROUP

Emakina Group ranks among the top three independent full-service digital agency groups in Europe.

Emakina Group agencies offer cutting-edge digital marketing services to leading domestic and multinational clients focusing on creating outstanding user experiences for their clients, employees and partners.

Happy users make successful brands.
Almost eight hundred experts working from 15 offices in nine European countries deliver delightful websites, e-commerce, applications and communication campaigns that build user equity, the key to a successful digital transformation.

Emakina Group reported sales of Eur 77.3 million in 2016 and is listed on Alternext at Euronext Brussels (ALEMK_BB - ISIN: BE0003843605)
http://www.emakina.com

CONTACTS

Karim Chouikri Chief Executive Officer +32(0)2 400 40 75 kch@emakina.com

Frédéric Desonnay Chief Financial Officer +32(0)2 788 79 26 fds@emakina.com

Luc Malcorps Director of Media Relations +32(0)2 788 79 73 lma@emakina.com

Emakina Group S.A.
Rue Middelbourg 64A
1170 Brussels
Belgium
VAT 0464.812.221
ISIN BE 0003843605

http://www.emakina.com

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT (EUR) * 31/12/2016 31/12/2015 31/12/2014
SALES AND SERVICES 77,339,180 70,340,217 56,135,588
Turnover 73,987,356 67,561,421 53,444,947
Variations in projects in progress 656,683 -436,797 51,959
Capitalised production 149,075 102,199 129,698
Other operating income 2,546,066 3,113,394 2,508,984
OPERATING CHARGES (BEFORE AMORTISATION) -71,938,696 -64,270,428 -52,082,281
Purchase of equipment and services linked to sales -33,845,013 -33,621,620 -26,665,481
Staff costs -37,913,614 -30,458,796 -25,272,915
Other operating charges -180,069 -190,011 -143,885
EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTISATION = EBITDA 5,400,484 6,069,790 4,053,307
AMORTISATION AND DEPRECIATION -1,408,302 -1,898,211 -1,692,033
Amortisation of intangible and tangible fixed assets -1,400,682 -1,367,209 -1,560,223
Depreciation of trade receivables -1,230 -503,482 -131,810
Provisions for liabilities and charges -6,390 -27,520 0
OPERATING PROFIT 3,992,182 4,171,579 2,361,274
FINANCIAL RESULTS -98,864 -599,806 -460,281
Financial income 633,775 238,706 261,454
Financial charges -732,639 -838,513 -721,735
CURRENT PROFIT BEFORE AMORTISATION OF CONSOLIDATED DIFFERENCES 3,893,318 3,571,772 1,900,993
AMORTISATION OF GOODWILL** -1,944,636 -1,645,235 -1,619,758
CURRENT PROFIT 1,948,683 1,926,537 281,235
EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS 63,351 25,576 -343,151
RESULTS BEFORE TAXES 2,012,033 1,952,113 -61,916
DEFERRED TAXES 5,465 -74,957 -61,467
INCOME TAXES -867,078 -729,979 -730,101
SHARE IN THE RESULTS OF COMPANIES IN CONSOLIDATION USING THE EQUITY METHOD 0 0 0
NET PROFIT BEFORE AMORTISATION OF CONSOLIDATED DIFFERENCES. 3,095,055 2,792,412 766,274
NET RESULTS 1,150,420 1,147,177 -853,484
A. Share of minority interests 431,757 590,055 278,666
B. Group share 718,663 557,122 -1,132,150


DATA PER SHARE 31/12/2016 31/12/2015 31/12/2014
NUMBER OF SHARES 3,893,353 3,893,353 3,844,061
NUMBER OF SHARES AND WARRANTS 3,893,353 3,931,293 3,941,781
CURRENT RESULTS / SHARE (in EUR) 0.5005 0.4948 0.0732
CURRENT RESULTS / SHARE AND WARRANT (in EUR) 0.5005 0.4899 0.0713
GROUP SHARE / SHARE (in EUR) 0.1846 0.1431 -0.2945
GROUP SHARE / SHARE AND WARRANT (in EUR) 0.1846 0.1417 -0.2872
NET RESULT / SHARE (in EUR) 0.2955 0.2947 -0.2220
NET RESULT / SHARE AND WARRANT (in EUR) 0.2955 0.2918 -0.2165


ASSETS (EUR) * 31/12/2016 31/12/2015 31/12/2014
FIXED ASSETS 15,290,743 12,922,391 10,176,906
Formation expenses 88,410 141,733 195,055
Intangible assets 1,697,932 1,829,716 2,063,497
Consolidation differences 11,917,967 9,621,685 6,582,723
Tangible assets 1,289,929 1,069,198 1,028,533
Financial assets 296,505 260,059 307,098
CURRENT ASSETS 29,528,681 28,822,802 24,759,590
Stocks and contracts in progress 3,479,708 2,818,607 3,255,404
Deferred taxes 0 0 79,136
Amounts receivable within one year 21,921,645 20,560,092 18,474,777
Current investments 339,422 65,395 314,201
Cash at bank and in hand 2,331,209 4,314,371 2,044,869
Deferred charges and accrued income 1,456,697 1,063,797 591,203
TOTAL ASSETS 44,819,424 41,745,193 34,936,496
LIABILITIES (EUR) * 31/12/2016 31/12/2015 31/12/2014
CAPITAL AND RESERVES 10,735,919 10,116,550 9,135,600
MINORITY INTERESTS 1,012,558 760,445 670,127
PROVISIONS FOR LIABILITIES AND CHARGES 111,700 105,310 0
DEFERRED TAXES AND DEFERRED TAX LIABILITIES 2,425 7,889 12,068
DEBTS 32,956,822 30,754,999 25,118,701
Debts payable after one year 3,822,243 2,515,600 1,470,618
Debts payable within one year 28,895,668 27,610,416 23,206,853
Debts of over one year maturing within the year 1,463,613 1,513,116 1,320,845
Financial debts 6,182,009 3,148,934 4,788,341
Trade debts 5,630,216 7,040,325 4,690,241
Advances received 5,623,111 6,245,727 5,400,122
Taxes, wages and social security 5,843,238 5,520,916 5,233,689
Other debts 4,153,481 4,141,398 1,773,615
Accrued charges and deferred income 238,911 628,983 441,230
TOTAL LIABILITIES 44,819,424 41,745,193 34,936,496



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emitter: SA Emakina Group
Rue Middelbourg 64
1170 Watermael-Boitsfort
Belgium
contact person: Luc Malcorps
phone: +32 2 7887973
e-mail: lma@emakina.com
website: www.emakina.com
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ISIN(s): BE0003843605
other stock exchanges: Alternext, Euronext Brussels
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