RIB announces preliminary financial figures for the 4th quarter and the fiscal year 2015

February 29, 2016 - Corporate News
Pleasing sales growth despite of extremely strong previous year’s quarter (EUR 7.2 million iTWO Software sales from phase-III large deal in Q4/14):

  • Phase II/III deals increased by 80% to 25

  • Group sales increased by 17.3% to EUR 82.1 million

  • Foreign sales increased by 41.4% to EUR 38.6 million

  • iTWO sales increased in the mass market by 44.1% to EUR 9.8 million

  • iTWO Cloud sales increased by 37.9% to EUR 12.0 million

  • xTWO sales increased by 786% to EUR 6.2 million

Decrease in margin through special effects from phase-III order in Q4/14, changes in revenue mix and personnel investments in the areas development and consulting:

  • EBITDA 29.0% below the previous year (EBITDA margin 30.5%) with EUR 25.0 million

Stuttgart, Germany, 29 February 2016. RIB Software AG (ISIN DE000A0Z2XN6), leading in the world market in the sector 5D BIM End-to-End business solutions for the construction industry, announces its preliminary financial figures for the 4th quarter and the fiscal year 2015. 

Sales 12M 2015: According to the preliminary unaudited figures, the sales increased by 17.3% from EUR 70.0 million to EUR 82.1 million. The phase-III deal from the previous year period could be compensated by the sharp increase in phase-II/III iTWO orders from 14 to 25 and a very pleasant growth of 44.1% in iTWO mass market and 37.9% in iTWO Cloud area and a sales growth could be achieved with iTWO by 1.1% to EUR 28.2 million (previous year: EUR 27.9 million). Thus, iTWO cloud accounted for EUR 12.0 million (previous year: EUR 8.7 million). The maintenance sales increased by 9.7% to EUR 23.8 million (previous year: EUR 21.7 million). The consulting sales increased by 26.6% to EUR 20.0 million (previous year: EUR 15.8 million). xTWO sales developed promisingly, which showed a plus of 786% with EUR 6.2 million and impressively, the growth chances in e-Commerce segment substantiate.

EBITDA 12M 2015: Due to the special effects from phase-III order in Q4/14, changes in the product mix and personnel investments in the areas development and consulting, EBITDA decreased by 29.0% to EUR 25.0 million (previous year: EUR 35.2 million). EBITDA margin reached 30.5% (previous year: 50.3 %). 

Sales Q4 2015: Due to the strong year-end business, the sales was just EUR 3.1 million below the previous year (EUR 27.8 million) with EUR 24.7 million in the 4th quarter despite of the special effects from the phase-III order in Q4/14, which may be considered as an excellent result. With 8 out of in all 25 deals, the number of phase-II/III-deals was significantly higher than the previous year (3 phase-II/III-deals). Since only a part of these deals could be reflected in the sales of the fourth quarter, iTWO sales was clearly below the previous year (EUR 14.8 million) with EUR 8.7 million despite of the increased mass market sales by 28.0% to EUR 3.2 million. Thus, iTWO cloud accounted for EUR 2.7 million (previous year: EUR 3.0 million). The maintenance sales increased by 13.0% to EUR 6.1 million (previous year: EUR 5.4 million). The consulting sales increased by 6.8% to EUR 6.3 million (previous year: EUR 5.9 million). xTWO sales increased as compared to the previous year period by 171% to EUR 1.9 million.

EBITDA Q4 2015: The already described special effects, in particular from the phase-III order in Q4/14, resulted in 4th quarter in a significantly lower EBITDA of EUR 9.8 million (previous year: EUR 13.7 million). EBITDA margin was 39.7% (previous year: 49.3%).

Guidance 2015: On the basis of a strong year-end business, achieving the 25 phase-II/III-deals, good growth rate in foreign countries and in the mass market, furthermore strongly growing Cloud sales and a very pleasant development of e-Commerce Business xTWO, the customized guidance for the fiscal year 2015 could be achieved. The expectations were met with EUR 82.1 million sales and EBITDA of EUR 25.0 million (sales EUR 78 – 86 million, EBITDA EUR 22.0 – 30.0 million).

RIB Software AG will publish its annual report 2015 on Thursday, 31st March. On this date, a conference call for analysts and investors will be held at 11:00 CET.

About RIB

RIB Software SE is an innovator in construction business. The company creates, develops and offers cutting-edge digital technologies for construction enterprises and projects across various industries worldwide. Its flagship product iTWO 4.0 is the world’s first 5D BIM enterprise cloud solution for construction companies, industrial companies, developers and project owners, etc. Since its inception in 1961, RIB Software SE has been the pioneer in construction innovation, exploring and bringing in new thinking, new working method and new technology to enhance construction productivity, and transforming the construction industry into the most advanced and digitalized industry in the 21st century. RIB is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and listed in Prime Standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2011. With more than 900 talents located in over 30 offices worldwide, RIB is serving 100,000 clients including construction contractors, sub-contractors, developers, owners, investors and governments, in the field of building construction, infrastructure, EPC sector and more.

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