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EASY SOFTWARE AG with Solid Business Year 2020

  • EBITDA of the EASY SOFTWARE Group amounted to EUR 6.75 million (2019: EUR 4.2 million)
  • Operating cash flow increased by 148.4% to EUR 7.7 million
  • At EUR 49.2 million, consolidated revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same period of the previous year
  • A negative consolidated result is reported as a consequence of the control and profit and loss transfer agreement

On April 30, 2021, EASY SOFTWARE AG (ISIN: DE000A2YN991) published its financial report on fiscal year 2020. Despite the recession in core markets and the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, EASY achieved solid results within the forecast range, with consolidated revenues of EUR 49.2 million and EBITDA with special items of EUR 6.75 million.

With a slight overall decline in revenue, the cloud and subscription business was increased by 6% to EUR 2.83 million as planned in the 2020 financial year. EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) amounted to EUR 6.75 million (2019: EUR 4.2 million). Both in the present and in the previous year, EBITDA was not insignificantly influenced by one-off or special effects. Group EBITDA adjusted for special effects was EUR 4.57 million. Taking into account a non-cash tax expense of EUR 3.6 million (2019 tax income: EUR 0.3 million), the consolidated net loss for the year was EUR 2.9 million (2019: consolidated net income EUR 2.0 million). The high tax expense arose in connection with the acquisition by deltus 36. AG and the control and profit and loss transfer agreement concluded with it, during the minimum term of which the existing loss carryforwards cannot be utilized. Consolidated net income corresponds to earnings of EUR 0.45 per share (2019: EUR 0.32). Cash flow from operations increased by 148.4% to EUR 7.7 million in the reporting year (previous year: EUR 3.1 million), while expenses for research and development of the Group’s software products increased slightly to EUR 5.29 million (2019: EUR 5.02 million).

Battery Ventures announced a voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of EASY SOFTWARE AG in summer 2020. This resulted in the majority takeover by deltus 36. AG and the conclusion of a control and profit transfer agreement in November as a major event of the 2020 financial year.

Outlook

The transition from classic license sales with costly implementation projects to quickly implementable software-as-a-service and cloud solutions will have a negative impact on revenue growth and the financial position of the EASY Group in the medium term. In Q1 2021, Group revenue was 2.3% below the previous year, as expected. Currently, the Executive Board is planning Group revenue in 2021 in the range of EUR 46 to 52 million and thus assumes the possibility of further growth in the single-digit percentage range.

EASY SOFTWARE AG

The Executive Board

About EASY SOFTWARE

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