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“Our new PND ranges became fully available in the European market and our first TomTom branded sports watches shipped in all of our major global markets. On the back of this we have started a communications campaign that will run well into the fourth quarter.”
- Group revenue of €244 million (Q3 '12: €274 million)
- Gross margin of 56% (Q3 '12: 55%)
- EBIT margin of 6% (Q3 '12: 12%)
- Adjusted1 EPS of €0.10 (Q3 '12: €0.14)
- Cash flow from operating activities of €71 million (Q3 '12: €50 million)
- Net cash position of €52 million (Q3 '12: net debt of €153 million)
- New generation of PNDs widely available in Europe
- Successful roll-out of our GPS sports watches, now available in 21 countries
- TomTom’s real-time traffic in more Daimler models
- Renault R-Link ranked by independent study as the best in-dash infotainment system
- Business Solutions acquires Coordina, the Spanish market leader in Fleet Management Solutions
We expect to deliver full year revenue towards the upper end of our guidance of between €900 and €950 million and we expect adjusted¹ EPS of around €0.25 (previously around €0.20).
|(in € millions)||Q3 '13||Q3 '12||
|YTD '13||YTD '12||
|EPS, € diluted||0.05||0.10||-50%||0.07||0.13||-45%|
|Adjusted1 EPS, € diluted||0.10||0.14||-32%||0.20||0.27||-26%|
Change percentages are based on non-rounded figures
TomTom’s Chief Executive Officer, Harold Goddijn
“Our new PND ranges became fully available in the European market and our first TomTom branded sports watches shipped in all of our major global markets. On the back of this we have started a communications campaign that will run well into the fourth quarter.
We continue to make inroads into the Automotive market although revenue is affected by ongoing low car sales.
We reported a solid set of results despite challenging market conditions and generated significant cash from operations.”
The PND market size in Europe was 2.3 million units in the third quarter, 15% lower compared to Q3 '12, in line with expectations and the trend seen in the first half of the year. Our Q3 '13 PND revenue in Europe was flat compared to the same quarter last year as the decline in the PND market was partially offset by an increase in our market share to more than 50% and by a strengthening of our ASP. We made the new generation of PNDs fully available across Europe.
The PND market in size in North America was 1.1 million units in the third quarter, 28% lower compared to Q3 ’12. We have chosen not to participate in highly discounted promotional activities and this resulted in a market share of 17% in the quarter.
After initial introduction earlier this year, Consumer started shipping our new GPS sports watches in the US in July, accompanied by a communication campaign launched in September. Following a wider geographical roll-out, our sports watches are now available in 21 countries globally.
In Automotive, we entered into a partnership with Ford, where future TomTom iOS and Android navigation applications will connect to Ford’s SYNC in-dash multimedia system. In September, we started shipping our navigation application into Sony’s second generation in-dash infotainment system and our real-time traffic information service was added to additional Daimler Mercedes-Benz lines. In addition, the Renault R-Link built-in infotainment system was ranked as the best infotainment system available in a study performed by SBD, an independent automotive research consultancy firm. The R-Link system received consistently high scores for its balance of simplicity and feature-richness.
In the third quarter, we made our speed camera service available for integration into third-party connected navigation solutions. This allows vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers to enhance their own navigation offerings.
Business Solutions acquired Coordina, the number one Fleet Management Service provider in Spain. Coordina has a broad local sales network and a well-established local service hub. More than two thirds of Business Solutions revenue is recurring subscription based revenue, generated by the installed base of 310,000 WEBFLEET-subscribers.
|(in € millions)||Q3 '13||Q3 '12||
|YTD '13||YTD '12||
|Content & Services||93||105||-11%||280||302||-7%|
Change percentages are based on non-rounded figures
Group revenue for the quarter was €244 million, 11% lower compared to €274 million in Q3 '12.
Consumer revenue for the quarter was €151 million, 12% lower compared to €172 million in Q3 '12. PND revenue in Europe was flat as the decline in the PND market was partially offset by the increase in our market share and by a strengthening of our ASP. PND revenue in North America decreased year on year mainly because of the smaller market size. Revenue from fitness products showed a strong growth compared to the same quarter last year.
Revenue from Automotive was €44 million, a decrease of 11% compared to €49 million in Q3 '12, reflecting the on-going lower demand for in-dash devices from our automotive partners as the result of weak car sales in Europe.
Licensing revenue for the quarter was €28 million compared to €33 million in Q3 '12. The decline came mainly from lower GIS Licensing revenue.
Business Solutions generated revenue of €21 million in the quarter, which represents 11% growth compared to €19 million in Q3 '12. Q3 '13 revenue of Business Solutions includes two months revenue from the recently acquired Coordina group. The installed base of WEBFLEET subscribers increased by 39% to 310,000 from 223,000 at the end of Q3 ’12.
Hardware revenue was €151 million for the quarter (Q3 '12: €169 million). Content & Services revenue was €93 million in Q3 '13, €12 million lower compared to Q3 '12, mainly due to lower Licensing revenue. Content & Services revenue represented 38% of total revenue for the quarter (Q3 '12: 38%).
The gross margin was 56% and increased by 1 percentage point compared to 55% in Q3 '12. Both in Q3 '13 and in Q3 '12, the gross margin included some one-off releases in our provisions. Excluding these one-off effects, the gross margin would have been 54% in Q3 '13 compared to 52% in Q3 '12. The year on year increase was mainly due to the change in geographical revenue mix.
Total operating expenses increased by €5.4 million year on year. We saw an increase in SG&A (€4.5 million) and stock compensation expenses (€1.9 million) partially driven by the increase of our share price. Marketing expenses were slightly down year on year (€2.2 million), as investments were phased to support a planned communication campaign in the fourth quarter.
Financial income and expenses
The net interest charge for the quarter was €0.8 million (Q3 '12: €3.2 million). The other financial result for the quarter was a gain of €0.4 million (Q3 '12: charge of €0.2 million) which consisted primarily of foreign exchange gains on the revaluation of USD denominated monetary balance sheet items.
The net income tax charge was €2.0 million in Q3 '13, a decrease of €4.5 million compared to €6.6 million in Q3 '12. The effective tax rate (ETR) in the third quarter was 15.0% compared to 22.7% in Q3 '12. The ETR year to date equals 16.7% (YTD '12: 22.8%). The lower ETR for the quarter was mainly caused by releases of tax provisions.
Net result and adjusted¹ EPS
The net result for the quarter was €11 million compared to €22 million in Q3 '12, which represents adjusted¹ EPS of €0.10 and €0.14 respectively.
At the end of the quarter, trade receivables amounted to €136 million compared to €171 million at the end of Q3 '12. The inventory level was €56 million, a decrease of €3.6 million year on year. Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the quarter were €228 million versus €137 million at the end of Q3 '12.
The carrying value of our borrowings as at 30 September 2013 was €174 million (Q3 '12: €289 million). Excluding transaction costs, which are netted against the borrowings, our outstanding borrowings amounted to €176 million (Q3 '12: €290 million).
Current liabilities were €415 million compared to €717 million at the end of Q3 '12. The year on year decrease is mainly caused by the fact that our outstanding borrowings were presented as current in Q3 '12 as they fell due for repayment in December 2012. Trade payables amounted to €89 million, €6.6 million lower compared to Q3 '12. Tax and social security amounted to €42 million, €13 million higher compared to Q3 '12 mainly due to timing of corporate income tax payments.
Deferred revenue for the quarter ended at €115 million (Q3 '12: €93 million). The main reason for the year on year increase is a combination of an increase of deferred revenue related to our lifetime maps and traffic in PNDs and higher deferred revenue on Licensing contracts.
At 30 September 2013 we reported a net cash position of €52 million (Q3 '12: net debt of €153 million). Net cash is the sum of the cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period (€228 million) minus the borrowings (€176 million).
Cash flow from operating activities for the quarter was €71 million compared to €50 million in Q3 '12. The increase was mainly driven by higher working capital from other liabilities.
The cash flow used in investing activities during the quarter increased by €12 million year on year to €24 million. Maps continue to be our largest area of investment and we saw increased activity in customer specific Automotive projects and in navigation software development. Additionally we acquired the Coordina group in Spain.
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Consolidated condensed statement of income
|(in € thousands)||Q3 '13||Q3 '12||YTD '13||YTD '12|
|Cost of sales||106,573||123,286||318,081||367,721|
|Research and development expenses||40,276||40,154||122,084||121,058|
|Amortisation of technology & databases||20,962||19,900||59,262||62,234|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||46,207||41,723||133,012||123,017|
|Stock compensation expense||3,665||1,742||7,445||5,417|
|Total operating expenses||123,868||118,452||356,498||354,792|
|Other finance result||358||-169||-1,936||1,932|
|Result before tax||13,374||28,823||20,208||38,422|
|Net result attributable to:|
|Equity holders of the parent||11,248||22,283||16,281||29,612|
|Basic number of shares (in thousands)||221,940||221,895||221,913||221,895|
|Diluted number of shares (in thousands)||223,871||222,023||222,751||221,983|
|EPS, € basic||0.05||0.10||0.07||0.13|
|EPS, € diluted||0.05||0.10||0.07||0.13|
Consolidated condensed balance sheet
|(in € thousands)||30 September 2013||31 December 2012|
|Other intangible assets||812,246||821,233|
|Property, plant and equipment||24,253||26,770|
|Deferred tax assets||12,117||13,610|
|Investments in associates||2,782||3,880|
|Total non-current assets||1,232,967||1,247,062|
|Other receivables and prepayments||38,798||118,262|
|Other financial assets||64||444|
|Cash and cash equivalents||227,538||164,459|
|Total current assets||458,258||477,382|
|Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent||850,132||835,775|
|Deferred tax liability||167,106||170,909|
|Total non-current liabilities||423,590||410,744|
|Tax and social security||41,995||33,263|
|Other liabilities and accruals2||255,030||250,963|
|Total current liabilities||415,037||475,283|
|Total equity and liabilities||1,691,225||1,724,444|
Consolidated condensed statements of cash flows
|(in € thousands)||Q3 '13||Q3 '12||YTD '13||YTD '12|
|Financial (losses)/ gains||-323||-134||-4,576||3,442|
|Depreciation and amortisation||27,416||26,577||88,336||82,142|
|Change in provisions||-5,361||-6,615||-6,578||-8,500|
|Equity-settled stock compensation expenses||1,557||1,281||4,469||4,490|
|Changes in working capital:|
|Change in inventories||-6,959||3,116||-9,113||958|
|Change in receivables and prepayments||842||-11,074||11,503||14,602|
Change in liabilities (excl. Provisions)3
|Cash flow from operations||74,881||52,983||129,426||88,287|
|Corporate income taxes received/(paid)||-3,389||-1,466||80,289||-6,781|
|Cash flow from operating activities||70,958||50,235||208,669||76,047|
|Investments in intangible assets||-21,841||-10,843||-59,977||-31,915|
|Investments in property, plant and equipment||-2,663||-1,779||-10,286||-5,792|
|Cash flow from investing activities||-24,459||-12,622||-69,262||-36,260|
|Repayment of borrowings||0||-50,000||-75,000||-98,000|
|Proceeds on issue of ordinary shares||0||0||157||0|
|Cash flow from financing activities||0||-50,000||-75,047||-98,000|
|Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||46,499||-12,387||64,360||-58,213|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||181,139||148,910||164,459||193,579|
|Exchange rate effect on cash balances held in foreign currencies||-100||5||-1,281||1,162|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||227,538||136,528||227,538||136,528|
Accounting policies - basis of accounting
The condensed consolidated financial information for the three-month period ended 30 September 2013 with related comparative information have been prepared using accounting policies which are based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Accounting policies and methods of computation followed in the condensed consolidated financial information, for the period ended 30 September 2013, are the same as those followed in the Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2012. Further disclosures as required under IFRS for a complete set of consolidated financial statements are not included in the condensed consolidated financial information. The quarterly condensed consolidated information in this press release is unaudited.
Audio webcast third quarter 2013 results
The information for our third quarter results audio webcast is as
Date and time: 30 October 2013 at 14.00 CET
TomTom is listed at NYSE Euronext Amsterdam in the Netherlands
ISIN: NL0000387058 / Symbol: TOM2
Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2) provides map-based components and consumer and business products, in many cases integrating its own components.
The map-based components include map content, online map-based services, real-time traffic, and navigation software. Our consumer products include PNDs, navigation apps, and GPS sports watches. Our main business products are custom in-dash navigation systems and a fleet management system, which is offered to fleet owners as an online service with integrated in-vehicle cellular devices.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and sells its products in over 35 countries.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
This document contains certain forward-looking statements relating to the business, financial performance and results of the Company and the industry in which it operates. These statements are based on the Company’s current plans, estimates and projections, as well as its expectations of external conditions and events. In particular the words “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to: the level of consumer acceptance of existing and new and upgraded products and services; the growth of overall market demand for the Company’s products or for personal navigation products generally; the Company’s ability to sustain and effectively manage its recent rapid growth and its relations with third party suppliers, and its ability to accurately forecast the volume and timing of sales. Additional presently unknown factors could also cause future results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.
1 Earnings per share adjusted for acquisition-related
amortisation & gain on a post-tax basis
2 Non-current and current “Other liabilities” include deferred revenue totalling €115,150 (31 December 2012: €95,256)
3 Includes the movement of non-current deferred revenue