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Cegedim: FY 2020 Results

Cegedim SA
·18 min de lecture



PRESS RELEASE

Quarterly financial information as of December 31, 2020
IFRS - Regulated information - Audited

FY 2020 results: Cegedim’s business model admirably resilient

  • 2020 revenue virtually stable like for like

  • Recurring operating income1 up 12% to €41 million

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, March 18, 2021, after the market close

Cegedim generated consolidated FY 2020 revenues of €496.9 million, a decrease of 1.4% as reported and 0.2% like for like compared with the previous year. Recurring operating income rose 11.8% as reported to €41.5 million.

“Amid tough conditions, the Group showed its resilience, with 2020 revenues virtually stable like for like and recurring operating income up 12%. After the first lockdown, revenues returned to like-for-like growth of 1.9% in the third quarter, and the recovery picked up speed in the fourth quarter with growth of 2.3%2. The reason for the resilience is our unique position within the healthcare ecosystem, our recurring businesses and sustained investment in innovation. We are confident we can top our 2020 performance,” said Laurent Labrune, Cegedim Group Deputy Managing Director.

Consolidated income statement

2020

2019

Change

€m

%

€m

%

%

Revenue

496.9

100.0%

503.7

100.0%

(1.4)%

EBITDA(1)

103.9

20.9%

101.2

20.1%

+2.6%

Depreciation & amortization

(62.5)

12.6%

(64.2)

12.7%

(2.6)%

Recurring operating income(1)

41.5

8.3%

37.1

7.4%

+11.8%

Other non-recurring operating income and expenses (1)

(19.9)

4.0%

(21.0)

4.2%

(5.2)%

Operating income

21.5

4.3%

16.1

3.2%

+33.9%

Cost of net financial debt

(8.6)

1.7%

(8.6)

1.7%

+0.8%

Tax

(2.0)

0.4%

(4.8)

1.0%

(59.2)%

Net profit attributable to the owners of the parent

10.8

2.2%

2.7

0.5%

+301.7%

Recurring earnings per share(1) in euros

1.4

-

0.4

-

+245.1%

Earnings per share in euros

0.8

-

0.2

-

+302.6%

The Audit Committee met on March 17, 2021, and the Board of Directors—chaired by Jean-Claude Labrune—met on March 18, 2021, to approve the 2020 financial statements. All of the consolidated financial statement audit procedures have been performed. The certification report will be issued once the procedures required for filing the Universal Registration Document have been completed. The Universal Registration Document will be available soon in French and in English on our website and on the Cegedim IR mobile app.


Consolidated revenues fell €6.8 million, or 1.4%, to €496.9 million in 2020, compared with €503.7 million in 2019. Excluding an unfavorable currency translation impact of 0.2pp and an unfavorable scope effect of 1.0pp, revenues were virtually stable, down 0.2%.

The €5.2 million hit from scope effects, or 1.0pp, was chiefly due to the sale of nearly all of the business activities of Pulse Systems Inc. in the US in August 2019, which was partly offset by the acquisitions of Cosytec in France in July 2019 and NetEDI in the UK in August 2019.

Bridge from reported to LFL revenues

in millions of euros

Consolidated Group revenue at December 31, 2019

503.7

Impact of acquisitions and disposals

(5.2)

Currency impacts

(0.8)

Revenue excl. impacts at December 31, 2019

497.7

Software & Services contribution

(2.1)

Flow contribution

(2.9)

Data & Marketing contribution

+2.1

BPO contribution

+1.9

Corporate and others contribution

+0.2

Consolidated Group revenue at December 31, 2020

496.9

Recurring operating income(1) rose €4.4 million, or 11.8%, to €41.5 million in 2020, compared with €37.1 million in 2019. It amounted to 8.3% of revenue in 2020 compared with 7.4% in 2019. This performance was attributable to improved performances at the Software and Services and BPO divisions, and to reduced spending on travel, receptions, and marketing.

Depreciation and amortization expenses fell €1.7 million, or 2.6%, to €62.5 million in 2020, compared with €64.2 million in 2019. The main reason for the decline was the decrease in R&D amortization over the period owing to earlier impairments taken on certain software.

EBITDA(1) rose €2.7 million, or 2.6%, to €103.9 million in 2020, compared with €101.2 million in 2019. It amounted to 20.9% of revenue in 2020 compared with 20.1% in 2019.

Other non-recurring operating income and expenses(1) amounted to a €19.9 million charge, compared with a €21.0 million charge in 2019. The 2020 level was chiefly the result of impairments of intangible assets related to certain software business, notably on products for doctors in the UK and Belgium.

Cost of net financial debt was virtually stable at €8.6 million. The virtual stability is due to the fact that the Group’s borrowings are almost entire at fixed interest rates.

Tax amounted to a charge of €2.0 million in 2020 compared with a charge of €4.8 million in 2019, a decrease of €2.9 million, or 59.2%. This trend is the result of a decrease in income tax combined with a strong increase in deferred tax assets.

Consolidated net profit attributable to the owners of the parent came to €10.8 million in 2020 compared with €2.7 million in 2019. Recurring net profit per share came to €1.4 in 2020 compared with €0.4 a year earlier. Earnings per share were €0.8 in 2020 compared with €0.4 in 2019.

Analysis of business trends by division

Always looking for ways to improve its financial communication, the Group will now be reporting its results by business activity (divisions: Software & Services, Flow, Data & Marketing, and BPO) rather than by client segment (sectors: Health insurance, HR and e-services, and Healthcare professionals).. To help you analyze these revenue and recurring operating income(1) figures, we have provided in the annex a breakdown of revenues and recurring operating income(1) by sector, as well as a grid comparing the sector and division figures.


·Software & Services

In millions of euros

2020

2019

Change

Revenue

277.2

286.9

(3.4)% | Like for like: (0.7)%

Recurring operating income(1)

23.5

19.4

+21.1%

Margin

8.5%

6.8%

+171bp

The Sofware & services business, which is highly recurring overall, received a boost from the launch of a teleconsultation solution, Maiia Téléconsultation, which experienced strong growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a reminder, the teleconsultation offering was supplied to clients free of charge in the first half of 2020.

However, the strong showing in software and services for the medical profession and HR management was more than offset by weakness in project activities and change management, notably in the health insurance sector. The start of certain projects was postponed from 2020 to 2021.

Highly recurring business and the sale of Pulse Systems Inc assets enabled a significant increase in recurring operating income(1).

·Flow

In millions of euros

2020

2019

Change

Revenue

79.4

80.6

(1.5)% | Like for like: (3.6)%

Recurring operating income(1)

10.4

12.3

(16.0)%

Margin

13.0%

15.3%

(225)bp

The Flow business was negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused many in France to make fewer doctor visits during lockdowns, thus diminishing health flows. Some of our clients decided to postpone projects from 2020 to 2021. However, the decline was partly offset by a very good performance in the invoice and process digitalization activity. The Flow division has substantial fixed costs, which explains the decline in recurring operating income(1).

·Data & Marketing

In millions of euros

2020

2019

Change

Revenue

87.8

85.8

+2.4% | Like for like: +2.4%

Recurring operating income(1)

11.4

10.7

+6.6%

Margin

13.0%

12.5%

+51bp

The Data activities experienced strong growth as a result of the pandemic. On the other hand, during the first lockdown of 2020, the pandemic had a detrimental impact on advertising business revenues from pharmacies in France, which were closed for around a month. Even so, the Data & Marketing division’s recurring operating income(1) rose thanks to the Data business.

·BPO

In millions of euros

2020

2019

Change

Revenue

48.9

47.1

+3.9% | Like for like: +3.9%

Recurring operating income(1)

(0.2)

(2.6)

(91.7)%

Margin

(0.5)%

(5.6)%

+58bp

The BPO division benefited from the start of a new contract in the fourth quarter of 2019, which more than offset the decrease in French residents’ use of healthcare during the Covid-19 lockdowns. At the same time, process improvements made it possible for recurring operating income(1) to reach breakeven.

·Corporate and others

2020 revenues rose 6.3% to €3.6 million and recurring operating income(1) was a €3.6 million loss, compared with a €2.7 million loss a year earlier.

Highlights

Apart from the items cited below, to the best of the company’s knowledge, there were no events or changes during the period that would materially alter the Group’s financial situation.


·Tax
On February 21, 2018, Cegedim SA received official notice that the French tax authorities planned to perform an audit of its financial statements for the period from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2016. After consultation with its lawyers and based on ample precedent, the Group believes that the adjustment is unwarranted and continues to explore its options to appeal the decision. The maximum tax liability Cegedim faces as a result of the current audit is €13.7 million at December 31, 2020. Cegedim still believes that there is not enough risk with respect to this amount or to tax loss carryforwards recorded on its consolidated balance sheet (corresponding to €20 million) to jeopardize their valuation.

·Acquisition of a minority stake in Clamae
Cegedim has acquired a minority stake of 34% in the Clamae Group via a €6 million reserved capital increase. Clamae has a subsidiary that specializes in innovative payment systems made possible under the EU’s PSD2 framework. The technologies Clamae has developed will be put to good use in nearly all of Cegedim Group’s products and services (health insurance products, data management and digitization, and apps for healthcare professionals).

Significant transactions and events post December 31, 2020

To the best of the company’s knowledge, there were no post-closing events or changes that would materially alter the Group’s financial situation.

Outlook

For 2021, the Group expects like-for-like revenue growth of c.2% and recurring operating income(1) growth of c.4%.

The Group does not expect to make any significant acquisitions in 2021. And lastly, the group does not provide earnings estimates or forecasts.

WEBCAST ON MARCH 18, 2021 AT 6:15 PM (PARIS TIME)

The webcast is available at: www.cegedim.com/webcast

The 2020 results presentation is available at:

Financial calendar

2021

April 27 after the close

June 17

July 27 after the close

September 16 after the close

September 17

October 28 after the close

Q1 2021 revenues

Shareholders’ meeting

Q2 2021 revenues

H1 2021 results

SFAF meeting

Q3 2021 revenues


Disclaimer
This press release is available in French and in English. In the event of any difference between the two versions, the original French version takes precedence. This press release may contain inside information and was sent to Cegedim’s authorized distributor on March 18, 2021, no earlier than 5:45 pm Paris time.
The figures cited in this press release include guidance on Cegedim's future financial performance targets. This forward-looking information is based on the opinions and assumptions of the Group’s senior management at the time this press release is issued and naturally entails risks and uncertainty. For more information on the risks facing Cegedim, please refer to Chapter 7, “Risk management”, section 7.2, “Risk factors and insurance”, and Chapter 3, “Overview of the financial year”, section 3.6, “Outlook”, of the 2019 Universal Registration Document filled with the AMF on March 31, 2020 under number D.20-0218.

About Cegedim:
Founded in 1969, Cegedim is an innovative technology and services company in the field of digital data flow management for healthcare ecosystems and B2B, and a business software publisher for healthcare and insurance professionals. Cegedim employs more than 5,300 people in more than 10 countries and generated revenue of nearly €500 million in 2020.
Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: CGM).
To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.fr
And follow Cegedim on Twitter @CegedimGroup, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Aude Balleydier
Cegedim
Media Relations
and Communications Manager
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 09 68 81
aude.balleydier@cegedim.fr

Jan Eryk Umiatowski
Cegedim
Chief Investment and
Investor Relations Officer
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 09 33 36
janeryk.umiastowski@cegedim.com

Céline Pardo
suPR
Media Relations
Tel.: +33 (0)6 52 08 13 66
+33 (0)6 80 80 83 97
cegedim@becoming-group.com






Annexes

Division profiles:

Software & Services division: comprises all of the Group’s software offerings in all formats (licenses, SaaS, online) as well as hosting (HDS certified for health data) and IT facilities management. Cegedim targets:

  • health and personal protection insurance (France and the UK),

  • HR departments (France),

  • independent pharmacies, as well as chains and consortiums (France, Romania, and the UK),

  • doctors and health centers (France, the UK, Belgium, Spain, and Italy),

  • allied health professionals: physical therapists, nurses, speech therapists, orthoptists, podiatrists, midwives, etc. (France).

Flow division: comprises third-party health payment management (France), contract to pay and management process digitization (orders, invoices, etc.), probative value storage, and EDI (France, the UK, and Germany). This business has service centers in France, Romania, and Morocco.

Data & Marketing division: comprises

  • data for health authorities, healthcare professionals, researchers, the healthcare industry and its partners in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Romania, and the UK;

  • print and digital advertising in pharmacies and health & wellness shops in France;

  • digital marketing to doctors;

  • healthcare product distribution.

BPO division: comprises business process outsourcing activities in France for supplemental health insurers (managing reimbursement, among other things); personal protection insurers, and HR departments. This division has service centers in France and Romania.

Revenue trends by sector

12 months

in millions of euros

2020

2019

LFL change

Reported chg.

Health insurance, HR and e-services

341.8

340.5

-0.2%

+0.4%

Healthcare professionals

151.5

159.8

-0.1%

-5.2%

Corporate and others

3.6

3.4

+6.3%

+6.3%

Cegedim

496.9

503.7

-0.2%

-1.4%

Revenue comparison, sector vs. division

2020

in millions of euros

Health insurance, HR and e-services

Healthcare professionals

Total

Software & services

125.7

151.5

277.2

Flow

79.4

0

79.4

Data & Marketing

87.8

0

87.8

BPO

48.9

0

48.9

Corporate and others

0

0

3.6

Cegedim

341.8

151.5

496.9


Recurring operating income(1) by sector

12 months

in millions of euros

2020

2019

Health insurance, HR and e-services

32.5

34.5

Healthcare professionals

12.6

5.3

Corporate and others

-3.6

-2.7

Cegedim

41.5

37.1

Recurring operating income(1) comparison, sector vs. division

2020

in millions of euros

Health insurance, HR and e-services

Healthcare professionals

Total

Software & services

10.9

12.6

23.5

Flow

10.4

-

10.4

Data & Marketing

11.4

-

11,4

BPO

(0.2)

-

(0.2)

Corporate and others

-

-

(3.6)

Cegedim

32.5

12.6

41.5


Consolidated financial statements at December 31, 2020

·Assets at December 31, 2020

In € thousands

12/31/2020

12/31/2019

Goodwill

186,036

192,740

Development costs

3,873

21,960

Other intangible fixed assets

159,144

135,579

Intangible fixed assets

163,017

157,540

Property

544

544

Buildings

2,319

2,960

Other tangible fixed assets

31,835

30,960

Right-of-use assets

0

64,537

Fixed assets in progress & Advances and deposits on tangible fixed assets

75,606

163

Tangible fixed assets

110,305

99,164

Equity investments

1,182

1,214

Loans

14,618

14,017

Other long-term investments

4,730

4,546

Long-term investments – excluding equity shares in equity method companies

20,530

19,777

Equity shares in equity method companies

21,479

15,080

Deferred tax asset

33,202

31,750

Accounts receivable: long-term portion

-

Long-term financial instruments

44

387

Prepaid expenses: long-term portion

249

390

Non-current assets

534,862

516,828

Services in progress

-

Goods

3,814

4,434

Advances and deposits received on orders

501

208

Accounts receivables: short-term portion

134,650

143,986

Other receivables: short-term portion

193,690

101,684

Short-term financial instruments

1

1

Cash equivalents

0

0

Cash

24,734

29,059

Prepaid expenses: short-term portion

13,103

12,414

Current assets

370,493

291,785

Total Assets

905,355

808,613

·Liabilities and equity at December 31, 2020

In € thousands

12/31/2020

12/31/2019

Share capital

13,337

13,337

Group reserves

188,524

186,526

Group exchange gains/losses

(5,040)

(1,480)

Group earnings

10,835

2,697

Shareholders’ equity, Group share

207,655

201,080

Non-controlling interests

248

167

Shareholders’ equity

207,902

201,247

Long-term financial liabilities

186,278

195,694

Non-current lease liabilities

62,331

52,413

Long-term financial instruments

65

627

Deferred tax liabilities

7,599

8,009

Retirement commitments

35,281

32,250

Non-current provisions

2,575

1,855

Other non-current liabilities

-

Non-current liabilities

294,130

290,847

Short-term financial liabilities

2,606

13,961

Current lease liabilities

15,244

13,507

Short-term financial instruments

1

2

Accounts payable and related accounts

43,214

50,644

Tax and social liabilities

108,718

91,593

Provisions

3,045

5,513

Other current liabilities

230,495

141,299

Current liabilities

403,323

316,519

Total Liabilities

905,355

808,613

·Income statement at December 31, 2020

In millions of euros

12/31/2020

12/31/2019

Revenue

496,939

503,745

Purchases used

(25,491)

(28,406)

External expenses

(100,491)

(115,344)

Taxes

(7,904)

(7,319)

Payroll costs

(256,219)

(249,736)

Impairment on account receivables and other receivables and on contract assets

(1,871)

(800)

Allocations to and reversals of provisions

(3,442)

(2,674)

Change in inventories of products in progress and finished products

0

(79)

Other operating income and expenses

(66)

(576)

Income of equity-accounted affiliates

2,459

2,437

EBITDA(1)

103,915

101,248

Depreciation expenses other than right-of-use assets

(46,518)

(48,399)

Depreciation expenses of right-of-use assets

(15,939)

(15,753)

Recurring operating income(1)

41,457

37,096

Depreciation of goodwill

(2,800)

Non-recurring income and expenses(1)

(19,915)

(18,204)

Other non-recurring operating income and expenses(1)

(19,915)

(21,004)

Operating income

21,543

16,092

Income from cash and cash equivalents

75

93

Gross cost of financial debt

(8,547)

(8,805)

Other financial income and expenses

(171)

140

Cost of net financial debt

(8,642)

(8,572)

Income taxes

(4,973)

(5,824)

Deferred taxes

3,007

1,003

Total taxes

(1,966)

(4,821)

Share of profit (loss) for the period of equity method companies

(18)

(8)

Consolidated profit (loss) for the period

10,916

2,691

Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to owners of the parent

10,835

2,697

Income from equity-accounted affiliates

(81)

(6)

Average number of shares excluding treasury stock

13,824,493

13,856,173

Recurring earnings per share (in euros)

1.4

0.4

Earnings per share (in euros)

0.8

0.2

(1) See Annex 3: Alternative performance indicators

·Cash flow statement at December 31, 2020

In € thousands

12/31/2020

12/31/2019

Consolidated profit (loss) for the period

10,916

2,691

Share of earnings from equity method companies

(2,441)

(2,429)

Amortization and provision charges

77,481

53,681

Capital gains or losses on disposals

1,641

28,570

Cash flow after cost of net financial debt and taxes

87,597

82,513

Cost of net financial debt

8,642

8,572

Tax expenses

1,966

4,821

Operating cash flow before cost of net financial debt and taxes

98,205

95,906

Tax paid

(6,337)

(2,190)

Change in working capital requirements for operations: requirement(1)

(64,455)

Change in working capital requirements for operations: surplus

18,513

-

Cash flow generated from operating activities after tax paid and change in working capital requirements (a)

110,381

29,260

Acquisitions of intangible assets

(54,607)

(50,665)

Acquisitions of tangible assets

(19,920)

(11,704)

Acquisitions of long-term investments

(980)

(

Disposals of tangible and intangible assets

11,024

8,321

Disposals of long-term investments

40

261

Change in loans made and cash advances

(753)

894

Impact of changes in consolidation scope(1)

(6,094)

(25,378)

Dividends received

2,032

1,883

Net cash flows generated by investment operations (b)

(69,259)

(76,389)

Dividends paid to shareholders of the parent company

(1)

(1)

Loans issued

20,000

Loans repaid

(21,151)

(913)

Repayment of lease liabilities

(16,119)

(16,307)

Interest paid on loans

(5,280)

(5,237)

Other financial income received

1,030

897

Other financial expenses paid

(3,674)

(3,593)

Net cash flows generated by financing operations (c)

(45,195)

(5,154)

Change in cash before impact of change in foreign currency exchange rates (a+b+c)

(4,072)

(52,282)

Impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates

(252)

253

Change in cash

(4,325)

(52,029)

Opening cash

29,059

81,088

Closing cash

24,734

29,059





1 Alternative performance indicator. See pages 113-114 of the 2019 Universal Registration Document.



2 Like for like.



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