15.08.2023 ecotel communication ag  DE0005854343

EQS-News: ecotel communication ag: First Half of 2023 Sees Planned Increase in KPIs Compared to Previous Year


 

EQS-News: ecotel communication ag / Key word(s): Half Year Report
ecotel communication ag: First Half of 2023 Sees Planned Increase in KPIs Compared to Previous Year

15.08.2023 / 08:00 CET/CEST
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  • Revenue: €51.6 million (previous year: €44.8 million)
  • Gross profit: €16.2 million (previous year: €15.1 million)
  • Operating EBITDA: €5.3 million (previous year: €4.6 million), EBITDA: €9.3 million
  • Consolidated net income: €6.7 million (previous year: €13.8 million)
  • Investments in Growth Sectors “cloud” and “fiber” yield results

Düsseldorf, August 15, 2023
The first half of 2023 proceeded positively as planned for ecotel. The integration of the nacamar segment into Uplink Digital GmbH, along with the dividend payment totaling €66.1 million approved at the Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2023, were successfully executed.

The groundwork for the “cloud” and “fiber” growth strategies was effectively laid, and investments were carried out as scheduled.

Especially noteworthy, expansion of sales activities and the establishment of sales resources were achieved in the first half of 2023. At the end of July 2023, a new digital order line was successfully added as a further distribution channel. These measures will contribute to further growth in the second half of the year. Additionally, during the first half of the year, further rights to internet resources totaling €5.4 million were transferred, including €4 million in unscheduled transfers.

The Group's revenue increased by €6.8 million to €51.6 million. The “ecotel Wholesale” segment contributed €28.9 million (previous year: €22.1 million) to this growth; revenue in the “ecotel Business Customers” segment was as planned at €22.7 million (previous year: €22.7 million) for the first half of 2023. The growth initiatives and gradual implementation of new major contracts acquired since the beginning of the year will lead to increased revenues in the “ecotel Business Customers” segment in the coming quarters. In the “fiber” segment, 250 high-revenue and high-margin leased lines, mainly fiber optic connections, were put into operation during the first half of the year. In the “cloud” segment, the so-called seats doubled, and 2,400 voice channels were activated.

In both segments, the gross margin was further increased, with an overall growth of over 7% (€1.1 million), amounting to €16.2 million (previous year: €15.1 million). Of this, the “ecotel Business Customers” segment generated €15.3 million (previous year: €14.5 million), and the “ecotel Wholesale” segment generated €0.9 million (previous year: €0.6 million). 

Despite the growth investments, which are reflected in increased personnel and other operational expenses, the operating EBITDA for the first half of 2023 increased significantly to €5.3 million (previous year: €4.6 million). Both segments contributed to this growth: “ecotel Business Customers” with €4.8 million (previous year: €4.3 million) and “ecotel Wholesale” with €0.5 million (previous year: €0.3 million). Meanwhile, the unadjusted EBITDA even reached €9.3 million.

Taking into consideration the further reduced depreciation and amortization (€2.5 million; previous year: €2.9 million), the financial result (€0.3 million; previous year: – €0.2 million), taxes (– €2.2 million; previous year: – €3.0 million), and the result from discontinued business segments due to the deconsolidation of the nacamar segment (€1.8 million), the first half of 2023 concluded with a consolidated net income of €6.7 million (previous year: €13.8 million). This corresponds to earnings per share of €1.91 (previous year: €3.94).

Even after the substantial dividend payout this year, ecotel remains debt-free and reports net financial assets of €7.0 million as of June 30, 2023 (previous year: €23.9 million). The equity ratio, after dividend distribution, slightly decreased to 46.1% (previous year: 53.9%).

Management continues to uphold the forecast for the 2023 financial year, as outlined in the Forecast Report included in the 2022 Annual Report.
 
(in mil. euros) * 2022 H1 2023 H1 Forecast for 2023
Consolidated sales 44.8 51.6 95 - 100
of which ecotel Business Customers segment 22.7 22.7 46 - 48
of which ecotel Wholesale segment 22.1 28.9 48 - 52
Gross margin 15.1 16.2 31 - 33
of which ecotel Business Customers segment 14.5 15.3  
of which ecotel Wholesale segment 0.6 0.9  
Operating EBITDA ** 4.6 5.3 9 - 10
of which ecotel Business Customers segment 4.3 4.8 > 8.5
of which ecotel Wholesale segment 0.3 0.5 0.5 - 1.0
Consolidated net income 13.8 6.7 > 4
Earnings per share (in euros) 3.94 1.91  
 
(in mil. euros) * 2022 Q2 2023 Q2
Consolidated sales 24.6 23.0
of which ecotel Business Customers segment 11.4 11.3
of which ecotel Wholesale segment 13.2 11.7
Gross margin 7.6 8.0
of which ecotel Business Customers segment 7.4 7.6
of which ecotel Wholesale segment 0.3 0.5
Operating EBITDA ** 2.4 2.0
of which ecotel Business Customers segment 2.2 1.7
of which ecotel Wholesale segment 0.2 0.3
Consolidated net income 12.5 2.2
Earnings per share (in euros) 3.57 0.62

* Prior-year figures adjusted due to the deconsolidation of the nacamar segment; there may be differences in the totals due to commercial rounding.
** Definition, see the Consolidated Management Report in the 2022 Annual Report on page 52.

About ecotel communication ag
ecotel communication ag has been operating nationwide since 1998 and has established itself as one of the leading quality providers for business customers. With a focus on “cloud & fiber” in 2022, ecotel serves the two most significant growth areas in the German telecommunications market. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf. Currently, ecotel serves more than 15,000 customers nationwide through a comprehensive full-service offering of cloud and broadband services, managed by a dedicated team of approximately 225 employees.

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Language: English
Company: ecotel communication ag
Prinzenallee 11
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)211 55 00 70
Fax: +49 (0)211 55 00 7 222
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: http://www.ecotel.de
ISIN: DE0005854343
WKN: 585434
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1703303

 
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Die wichtigsten Finanzdaten auf einen Blick
  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023e
Umsatzerlöse1 120,62 98,86 82,75 98,30 95,87 93,33 106,29
EBITDA1,2 6,86 7,44 8,71 11,56 18,12 77,10 12,45
EBITDA-Marge3 5,69 7,53 10,53 11,76 18,90 82,61
EBIT1,4 2,21 2,15 1,48 4,02 10,63 17,93 7,67
EBIT-Marge5 1,83 2,17 1,79 4,09 11,09 19,21 7,22
Jahresüberschuss1 1,36 1,39 0,89 2,63 7,27 70,15 7,43
Netto-Marge6 1,13 1,41 1,08 2,68 7,58 75,16 6,99
Cashflow1,7 4,23 6,67 9,96 10,26 15,43 28,49 6,10
Ergebnis je Aktie8 0,13 0,13 -0,05 0,28 1,36 17,51 1,93
Dividende8 0,13 0,13 0,00 0,14 2,25 18,82 0,23
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1 in Mio. Euro; 2 EBITDA = Ergebnis vor Zinsen, Steuern und Abschreibungen; 3 EBITDA in Relation zum Umsatz; 4 EBIT = Ergebnis vor Zinsen und Steuern; 5 EBIT in Relation zum Umsatz; 6 Jahresüberschuss (-fehlbetrag) in Relation zum Umsatz; 7 Cashflow aus der gewöhnlichen Geschäftstätigkeit; 8 in Euro; Quelle: boersengefluester.de

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Ecotel
WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
585434 14,600 Halten 51,25
KGV 2025e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
15,53 20,85 0,74 14,70
KBV KCV KUV EV/EBITDA
2,32 8,40 0,48 3,82
Dividende '22 in € Dividende '23e in € Div.-Rendite '23e
in %
Hauptversammlung
18,82 0,47 3,22 28.06.2024
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
08.05.2024 12.08.2024 06.11.204 14.03.2024
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
-10,57% -13,54% -15,36% -69,46%
    
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