The Board of Directors of DHH S.p.A. examined and approved the draft statutory financial statements as well as the group consolidated financial statements at 31 December 2022
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - FY 2022 VS FY 2021
- REVENUE EQUAL TO EURO 28,6M VS EURO 19,6M +46%
- RECURRING REVENUE EQUAL TO 94% OF THE TOTAL REVENUE
- EBITDA ADJ EQUAL TO EURO 9M VS EURO 7,2M +25%
- EBIT ADJ EQUAL TO EURO 4,8M VS EURO 3,9M +24%
- NET PROFIT ADJ EQUAL TO EURO 2,6M VS EURO 2,6M -1%
- OPERATING CASH FLOW EQUAL TO EURO 7,4M VS EBITDA ADJ EQUAL TO EURO 9M – CASH CONVERSION EQUAL TO 82%
- NET FINANCIAL POSITION EQUAL TO EURO 6M (DEBT), INCLUDING CASH AVAILABILITIES EQUAL TO EURO 10,9M
Giandomenico Sica, President of DHH’s Board of Directors, commented: “2022 has been a positive year for us, thanks to the good growth both on the top and on the bottom line. Revenue grew by 46%, because of the double-digit – 11% – organic growth and the M&A activities. EBITDA adjusted grew by 25% despite the energy crisis and its impact on the datacenter cost and, consequently, on the group margins. About this situation, we put in place several mitigants to handle it, and they worked well, even if there was a temporal shift between when the crisis started and when the remedies entered into action. Net profit adjusted was stable, mostly because of the impact of M&A financing. In 2022 we had the full contribution of Evolink to our consolidated financial statements and the partial contribution of Connesi, which will show the full effect in 2023. On the industrial side, worth mentioning is the increase in the performance of Evolink. We acquired Evolink in Bulgaria at the end of 2021, and at that time, the company was in a turnaround situation, recording a loss. In 2022, Evolink restored a double-digit organic growth on the revenue, showing a significant – ca. half-million Euro – increase in the EBITDA and marking a comeback to profitability. Also, the performance of Connesi was very good. We acquired Connesi in July 2022, and the company achieved a turnover of Euro 7M (+27%) with an EBITDA of Euro 1,7M (+57%), a significant growth both on the top and bottom lines. Revenue quality and cash generation are always at the core of our strategy. Not all revenue is equal, recurring revenue means high predictability on future results, and this is something we care a lot about, together with translating margins into a sound cash generation.”
Milan, 21 March 2023. DHH S.p.A. (“DHH” or the “Company”) (DHH.MI | WDHH21.MI) (ISIN shares IT0005203622) announces that today the Board of Directors examined and approved the draft statutory financial statements of the Company as well as the consolidated financial statements relating to the group headed by DHH at 31 December 2022.
The above-mentioned documents shall be submitted, for the relevant approval and acknowledgement respectively, to the Shareholders’ Meeting of DHH which will be convened for 28 April 2023.
The relevant notice of call will be available – together with all supporting documentation – within the term provided for by the law and DHH’s by-laws at the Company’s registered office and at the website www.dhh.international, section “For Investors”. DHH’s shareholders may view such documentation and request copy thereof.
The financial reports will be made available to the public as per EGM regulations as well as on the Company’s website at www.dhh.international.
CONSOLIDATED PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT
|All amounts are in Euro||31.12.2022||31.12.2021|
|Depreciation, Amortization, and Impairment||(4.632.660)||(3.329.647)|
|Other non-operating income/expense||-||(3.336)|
|Financial income and expenses||(431.330)||(173.046)|
|Earnings before taxes (EBT)||2.322.637||3.436.421|
|of which attributable to:|
|the shareholders of the group||743.122||3.191.183|
|NET PROFIT Adjusted (Attributable to the shareholders of the group)||2.601.200||2.637.632|
The Profit and Loss Statement as at 31 December 2022 reflects the variation of the consolidation area due to the acquisition of 69,15% of Connesi S.p.A. (and its controlled company Aticon S.r.l.) starting from 1July 2022. In analyzing DHH’s results of operations, it is important to remember that the figures of 2022 only allow a comparison with the previous year to a limited extent, as Evolink A.d. was not included in DHH’s consolidated financial statements until 1 December 2021.
The Group reports an important growth in revenue considering the organic growth with 11%, and considering the M&A with 50%.
During the financial year ended 31 December 2022 the turnover of the Group is equal to Euro 29,6M, with an increase of Euro 9,8M; the increase referred to the variation of the consolidation area is about Euro 4M mainly due to Connesi S.p.A and Euro 3M to Evolink.
The Group is focused on cloud hosting, cloud computing and Datacenter services as core business lines, and its revenues are approx. Euro 19,1M in Italy (Tophost, Seeweb, Connesi and Aticon), Euro 2,5M in Slovenia (Webtasy with the brands Domenca, Domovanje, Si.Shell), Euro 2,9M in Croatia (Plus Hosting Grupa with the brands Studio4web, Plus Hosting, Infonet, Optima Hosting and System Bee), Euro 0,7M in Serbia (mCloud with the brands mCloud, Plus hosting), Euro 0,8 M in Switzerland (with the brand Artera) and Euro 3,6M in Bulgaria (Evolink).
Operating costs are the ongoing expenses incurred from the normal running the business and include selling, general and administrative expenses. Nevertheless, in 2022 the effects of the war in Ukraine were reflected in the financial statements, particularly in energy costs.
Operating costs are comprehensive of a negative impact of Euro 1,7M due to the IFRS 2 effect of the “Piano Stock Option DHH 2022 – 2025” approved by the Board of Directors based on an expert firm evaluation.
The consolidated EBITDA amounts to Euro 7,4M and has registered an increase of Euro 0,4M, due both to the variation of the consolidation area and to the increase of the business of the Group’s companies.
“Impairment” is comprehensive of the write-down of the voice “Investment in other companies” for Euro 228K.
Income taxes are Euro 1,5M, with an increase of Euro 1,2M, considering that the previous year are comprehensive of a positive impact of Euro 0,8M due to the Deferred tax assets originate from temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets (Trademarks) in the financial statements and the corresponding values recognized for the consolidated financial statements.
Adjusted performance indicators
“EBITDA Adjusted” indicates EBITDA without considering the impact of non-recurring revenues and costs.
“EBIT Adjusted” indicates EBIT without considering the impact of non-recurring revenues and costs and of non-operating items such as the amortization of assets recorded only in compliance of civil and fiscal principles.
“Adjusted Net Profit” is calculated as the Net Profit for the period, without considering the impact of non-recurring revenues and costs and of non-operating items such as the amortization of assets recorded only in compliance of civil and fiscal principles, and the related tax effects on the excluded items.
The most important adjustments on 2022 p&l are related to the extraordinary impact of the stock options plan according to IFRS 2 – Euro 1,7M –, the write-down of the investments in startups for Euro 228k, and a grant – Euro 61k – received by Seeweb. The most important adjustments on 2021 p&l are related to the extraordinary positive impact of the deferred tax – Euro 0,8M – and to a one-off personnel cost equal to Euro 284k.
CONSOLIDATED NET FINANCIAL POSITION
|All amounts are in Euro||31.12.2022||31.12.2021|
|B. Cash equivalents||(10.643.629)||(9.259.765)|
|C. Other current financial assets||(223.628)||(209.996)|
|D. Liquidity (A)+(B)+(C)||(10.867.257)||(9.469.761)|
|E. Current financial liabilities||110.829||3.049.765|
|F. Current part of non-current borrowing||4.683.242||2.511.004|
|G. Current Financial Debt (E)+(F)||4.794.071||5.560.769|
|H. Net Current Financial Debt (G)-(D)||(6.073.186)||(3.908.992)|
|I. Non-current financial liabilities||12.102.648||4.852.879|
|J. Bonds issued||-||-|
|K. Trade payables and other non-current liabilities||-||-|
|L. Non-Current Financial Debt (I)+(J)+(K)||12.102.648||4.852.879|
|M. NET FINANCIAL DEBT (H)+(L)||6.029.462||943.887|
Net Financial Position includes Group Liquidity for Euro 10,9M and Financial Debts for Euro 16,9M.
The Group Liquidity has an increase of 15% in 2022.
The Group Financial debts have an increase of 136%, mainly due to non-current bank loans: in detail, the loan granted by Intesa Sanpaolo Bank to DHH S.p.A. of Euro 5,9M used for the acquisition of Connesi S.p.A.
Net Financial Position is comprehensive of a Euro 4,3M lease debts related to IFRS 16, while as at 31 December 2021 lease debt related to IFRS 16 was Euro 5,2M.
It also includes the impact of investments in infrastructures.
The plan for 2023 aims to lead the group activities in two main areas: further geographic expansion and strengthening market position, including both web hosting, cloud computing, data center services, and internet access industries on one side and supporting digital innovation and entrepreneurship alongside tech-communities in our current geographies on the other side. DHH confirms the growth for the full year to come due to organic growth and both for expansion of the perimeter due to the entry into the group of the company Connesi S.p.A. from 1 July 2022, and Misterdomain from 2023.
As for the exposure to the Russian market, the Group doesn’t have direct relationships with customers and suppliers in these areas, except for general price increases and the rise in energy costs. To limit the risk of a possible reduction in marginality, we have been constantly monitoring the general increase in electricity prices since the first quarter of 2022.
DHH profit allocation
The Board of Directors resolved to propose to the Shareholders’ Meeting to allocate the profit of Euro 2.178.492 to the Extraordinary Reserve.
“PMI Innovativa” qualification
During 2022 DHH S.p.A. has been confirmed “PMI Innovativa” in the related section of the company register in Milan.
The Chairman and CEO of DHH will comment on FY 2022 results in a conference call to be held on 22 March 2023 at 3.30 pm CET.
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