Interim Report Q3 2022

Company announcement no. 29/2022

Solid organic growth despite macro-economic uncertainty

”Despite rapid changes in the macro-economic environment, we delivered a satisfactory Q3 driven by immense effort in all our Business Lines and Market Units. We will continue to focus on increasing efficiency to improve EBITDA margin further”, says CEO & President Søren Krogh Knudsen.

Q3 2022 highlights

  • Revenue growth of 9% amounting to DKK 334m
  • EBITDA amounts to DKK 16m
  • Efficiency of 61% in a quarter with summer vacation
  • Our new CFO Brian Iversen joined Columbus
  • Merge of Project and Care Business Lines
  • Pricing and cost initiatives start materializing
  • Launch of new sustainability strategy

Q3 2022 YTD highlights

  • Revenue growth of 7% amounting to DKK 1,117m
  • EBITDA amounted to DKK 62m which is on par with 2021
  • Pricing and cost initiatives initiated
  • Improved efficiency
  • Stable number of employees

Service revenue split on Business Lines

DKK ´000 Q3 2022 Q3 2021 ∆% YTD 2022 YTD 2021 ∆%
             
Dynamics 144,764 134,794 7.4% 477,382 466,611 2.3%
M3 69,975 56,384 24.1% 230,516 219,571 5.0%
Digital Commerce 40,261 31,233 28.9% 133,448 112,684 18.4%
Data & Analytics 13,444 8,928 50.6% 44,046 25,910 70.0%
Customer Experience & Engagement 9,851 3,992 146.8% 33,916 20,552 65.0%
Other Local Business 15,967 14,378 11.1% 52,389 46,489 12.7%
Total sale of services 294,262 249,709 17.8% 971,697 891,817 9.0%
             
Total sale of products 40,026 57,114 -29.9% 145,143 155,377 -6.6%
             
Total net revenue 334,288 306,823 9.0% 1,116,840 1,047,194 6.7%

Service revenue split on Market Units

DKK ´000 Q3 2022 Q3 2021 ∆% YTD 2022 YTD 2021 ∆%
             
Sweden 107,676 87,566 23.0% 388,521 348,982 11.3%
Denmark 58,566 56,441 3.8% 185,056 184,632 0.2%
Norway 55,789 45,464 22.7% 193,051 170,851 13.0%
UK 41,085 34,101 20.5% 119,153 107,250 11.1%
US 21,209 19,859 6.8% 59,472 58,966 0.9%
Other 9,020 5,738 57.2% 23,577 19,262 22.4%
GDC 917 540 69.8% 2,867 1,874 53.0%
Total sale of services 294,262 249,709 17.8% 971,697 891,817 9.0%
             
Total sale of products 40,026 57,114 -29.9% 145,143 155,377 -6.6%
             
Total net revenue 334,288 306,823 9.0% 1,116,840 1,047,194 6.7%

Outlook updated
On 14 November 2022, the financial full-year guidance for 2022 was updated to:

  • Revenue guidance is specified to DKK ~1,525m, a growth of 8%.
  • EBITDA is adjusted to DKK ~100m, a growth of 12%.

Live webcast and conference call
Columbus is hosting a live webcast and conference call on 15 November 2022 at 13:00 CET. The webcast is hosted by CEO & President Søren Krogh Knudsen and Group CFO Brian Iversen.

Webcast: Please login to the webcast via Columbus’ investor site where you can follow the presentation and submit your written questions during the call: https://ir.columbusglobal.com/calendar-and-events

Conference call:

1. Participants are required to register in advance of the conference using the link provided below. Upon registering, each participant will be provided with Participant Dial In Numbers, and a unique Personal PIN.

2. In the 10 minutes prior to call start time, Participants will need to use the conference access information provided in the e-mail received at the point of registering. Participants may also use the call me feature instead of dialling the nearest dial in number.

Online Registration to the call: https://register.vevent.com/register/BI3e618cd2995c47cdba12a227050ec52a

For further information, please contact:

  • Søren Krogh Knudsen, CEO & President, Tel.: +45 7020 5000
  • Tine Rasmussen, Communication Director, [email protected], Tel.: +45 2969 0677

About Columbus 
Columbus is a global IT services and consulting company specialized in digital transformation. Our more than 1,550+ digital explorers collaborate with our customers in the manufacturing, retail & distribution, and food & process industries. We advise, implement and manage business critical solutions within Strategy & Change, Customer Experience, Digital Commerce, Data & Analytics, Application Management and Cloud ERP. Headquartered in Denmark, we have offices and partners worldwide – delivering locally on a global scale. www.columbusglobal.com. Columbus A/S is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen – COLUM  

For more information visit www.columbusglobal.com.

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