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Syzygy AG: SYZYGY GROUP boosts sales by 14 per cent to EUR 34.4 million in first half of 2022

and raises sales forecast for 2022 to 12 per cent


Bad Homburg (pta026/26.07.2022/13:35) -

  • Sales of EUR 34.4 million (+14 per cent compared to first half of previous year)
  • Core German market: Sales of EUR 27.2 million (+15 per cent on first half of previous year) and an EBIT margin of 10 per cent
  • United Kingdom: Sales of EUR 4.5 million (+5 per cent on first half of previous year) and an EBIT margin of 13 per cent
  • Other international markets (Poland and US): Sales of EUR 3.6 million (+26 per cent on first half of previous year) and an EBIT margin of 15 per cent
  • SYZYGY GROUP's operating income amounted to EUR 3.1 million, corresponding to an EBIT margin of around 9 per cent
  • Forecast for the full year 2022: Sales growth now expected to be around 12 per cent rather than the previous 10 per cent forecast, combined with an EBIT margin of 8 to 10 per cent before special factors

The SYZYGY Group generated sales of EUR 34.4 million in the first six months (January to June) of the 2022 financial year, representing an increase of 14 per cent compared with the same period of the previous year. Operating income (EBIT) amounted to EUR 3.1 million, representing an EBIT margin of 9 per cent. All the operating units in the SYZYGY GROUP contributed to growth.

The Germany segment saw a significant increase in sales, which were up 15 per cent at EUR 27.2 million, with an EBIT margin of 10 per cent. This core market thus accounts for some 79 per cent of sales.

The international companies also performed very well. UK sales increased by around 5 per cent to reach EUR 4.5 million, with operating profitability of 13 per cent. Sales in Poland and the US, the other non-German markets, likewise saw strong gains, up 26 per cent to EUR 3.6 million, with an EBIT margin of 15 per cent.

Due to this positive performance, the SYZYGY GROUP is raising its sales forecast, with organic sales growth now expected to reach around 12 per cent (previously: 10 per cent). This above-target growth will mean greater investment in hiring new employees and making the associated organisational changes, which will have a temporary impact on operating income in the second half of the year. As a result, the Management Board's expectation for the full year 2022 is now of an EBIT margin of 8 to 10 per cent before special factors, instead of its previous target of 10 per cent.

Financial income was negative at EUR -0.6 million in the first half of the year, meaning that total net income after taxes is around EUR 1.9 million in this period. Earnings per share are EUR 0.13.

Outlook

The SYZYGY GROUP expects sales growth of around 12 per cent in the 2022 financial year, combined with an EBIT margin in a range between 8 and 10 per cent before special factors.

"The drive towards digital transformation is continuing unabated across all relevant sectors of the economy. The quality of the digital experience is an increasingly important aspect in this regard, which is where we see our core expertise. Our Group has accordingly been able to position itself very well again with its services and client solutions, and to expand its market position," said Franziska von Lewinski, CEO of the SYZYGY GROUP.

kEURQ2 2022Q2 2021ChangeH1 2022H1 2021Change
Sales 17,32114,97716%34,36930,03714%
EBIT 1,4771,534-4%3,1043,1000%
EBIT margin8.5%10.2%-1.7 pp9.0%10.3%-1.3 pp
Financial income -508-235116%-643-39463%
Net income before tax 9691,299-25%2,4612,706-9%
Net income 7871,027-23%1,8762,097-11%
Earnings per share (EUR)0.050.07-29%0.130.15-13%

The full quarterly report as at June 30, 2022 will be available from July 29, 2022 at www.syzygy-group.net/investors.

About the SYZYGY GROUP

The SYZYGY GROUP has around 600 specialists dedicated to digitisation. Together, we build long-lasting customer relationships through better digital experiences.The SYZYGY GROUP was established in 1995 and has a presence across four countries in Bad Homburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, London, New York and Warsaw.

As a public company, SYZYGY AG has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2000.

The SYZYGY GROUP comprises leading consultancy and implementation partner for marketing and sales transformation SYZYGY, enterprise technology specialist SYZYGY Techsolutions, performance marketing and media specialist SYZYGY Performance, VR specialist SYZYGY Xrealities, strategy consultancy diffferent and design studio Ars Thanea.

The SYZYGY GROUP companies support clients such as BMW, Bosch, Germany's Federal Press Office, Commerzbank, Consorsbank, Daimler, Deliveroo, Eucerin, Frankfurt Book Fair, Fisker, Hymer, Kyocera, Lufthansa, Mazda, Miles & More, MINI Deutschland, mobile.de, o2, PayPal, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wempe and Wirex.

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