IBS Group Reports Operating Results for the Quarter and Full Year Ended March 31, 2013

May 30, 2013, 06:07 ET from IBS Group Holding Ltd

RAMSEY, Isle of Man, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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IBS Group Holding Limited (IBSG:GR; IBSGq.DE), a leading software developer and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced its preliminary unaudited operating results for the fourth quarter of the financial year ending March 31, 2013 as well as full year ending March 31, 2012 (4Q and FYE March 31, 2013).

FYE March 31, 2013 highlights

  • Consolidated revenues amounted to US$870.5 mn, a 6.6% increase y-o-y, with growth in comparable revenues* of 10.9% y-o-y.
  • Revenues in the IT Services segment came to US$483.8 mn, up 1.5% y-o-y. The segment's comparable revenues* growth amounted to 8.6% in US$ terms and 11.1% in Russian Ruble terms.
  • Revenues in the Software Development segment amounted to US$314.6, up 16.0% in US$ terms and 18.9% in constant currency terms.
  • Revenues generated in Europe and North America amounted to US$291.2 mn, and now account for 33.5% of consolidated Group revenues against 31.4% a year ago.
  • Our headcount reached 8,597, due to an increase of personnel in the Software Development segment.
  • Total debt amounted to US$56.5 mn, an increase of US$14.0 mn y-o-y. The net debt position came to US$41.4 mn, up US$17.4 mn y-o-y.

* Comparable revenues defined as revenues that exclude results of OOO Borlas Group for the FYE March 31, 2012.

Consolidated revenues by segment [*],[ **]

                                          4Q FYE             FYE        FYE
                                 4Q FYE   March  Change     March     March    Change
    US$ mn                     March 2013  2012  y-o-y      2013       2012    y-o-y

    Consolidated revenues        198.4    183.1   8.3%      870.5      816.3    6.6%
    Consolidated revenues

    (ex-disposals)               198.4    183.1   8.3%      870.5      785.1   10.9%
    IT Services segment           93.4     92.4   1.1%      483.8      476.7    1.5%
    IT Services segment,
    (ex-disposals)                93.4     92.4   1.1%      483.8      445.5    8.6%
    IT Services segment, RUB
    mn (ex-disposals)            2 780    2 667   4.3%   14 754.0   13 284.0   11.1%
    Software Development
    segment                       85.9     72.6  18.4%      314.6      271.1   16.0%
    Software Development
    segment, in constant
    currency                                     19.5%                         18.9%
    Corporate, other and
    eliminations                  19.1     18.1   5.4%       72.0       68.5    5.2%

* Source: management accounts.

** Revenues (ex-disposals) exclude the results of OOO Borlas Group for FYE March 31, 2012.

Consolidated revenues for the FYE March 31, 2013 amounted to US$870.5 mn, an increase of 6.6% y-o-y. Consolidated revenues growth ex-disposals totaled 10.9% y-o-y. Consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of FYE March 31, 2013 amounted to US$198.4 mn, an increase of 8.3% y-o-y. The growth in revenues was driven by an increase in revenues in Software Development segment.

IT Services segment revenues for the FYE March 31, 2013 amounted to US$483.8 mn, up 1.5% y-o-y. Following the adjustment of the segment's revenues for the disposal of OOO Borlas Group, which added US$31.2 mn in the respective period (In February 2012, the Group exchanged 100% of OOO Borlas Group shares for 14.09% of shares in IBS IT Services subsidiary, raising effective ownership in the segment to 97.02%), revenues ex-disposal increased by 8.6% in US$ terms and by 11.1% in Russian Ruble terms in the FYE March 31, 2013. The segment's revenues for the fourth quarter amounted to US$93.4 mn, an increase of 1.1% y-o-y. OOO Borlas Group revenues had no impact on the IT Services revenues during 4Q FYE March 31, 2012.

Software Development segment revenues for the FYE March 31, 2013 were US$314.6 mn, an increase of 16.0% y-o-y. Segment's revenues for the fourth quarter amounted to US$85.9 mn, an increase of 18.4% y-o-y. The segment's revenues in constant currency* increased by 18.9% and 19.5% y-o-y, in the full year and fourth quarter of the year ended March 31, 2013, respectively.

* Constant currency revenues are calculated based on a weighted average of actual daily exchange rates for previous periods.

Consolidated revenues by geography *

                                              Share          Share   Change
                                               of     FYE     of       in
                                  FYE March   total  March   total  absolute
    US$ mn                          2013     revenue  2012  revenue  result
    Revenues generated in Russia
    and the CIS                     579.3     66.5%  560.0   68.6%    3.4%
    Revenues generated in Europe    150.4     17.3%  139.7   17.1%    7.7%
    Revenues generated in North
    America                         140.8     16.2%  116.6   14.3%   20.7%

* Source: management accounts, customer geography determined based on the location of clients' key decision maker.

Revenues from Russian operations amounted to US$579.3 mn for the full year of FYE March 31, 2013, an increase of 3.4% y-o-y. Revenues generated in Europe amounted to US$150.4 mn, an increase of 7.7% y-o-y, and now account for 17.3% of the Group revenues. Revenues generated in North America increased to US$140.8 mn, up 20.7% y-o-y and now account for 16.2% of the Group's revenues.

Headcount *

                          March    March   Change December Change
    Number of employees  31, 2013 31, 2012 y-o-y  31, 2012  q-o-q

    Group headcount       8 597    8 229     4.5%   8 473     1.5%
    IT Services segment   2 397    2 668   -10.2%   2 464    -2.7%
    Software Development
    segment               5 846    5 254    11.3%   5 671     3.1%
    Corporate and other     354      307    15.3%     338     4.7%

* Source: management accounts.

The Group's total headcount reached 8,597 employees. In the Software Development segment, the number of employees amounted to 5,846, an increase of 592 IT professionals y-o-y and 175 IT professionals q-o-q. In the IT Services segment, the number of employees dropped to 2,397 IT professionals as a result of business restructuring and the disposal of Expertek which commenced in July 2012.

Debt *

                     March 31,   31,   Change  December 31,
    US$ mn              2013     2012  y-o-y     2012      Change q-o-q

    Total debt          56.5     42.5   14.0     54.3         2.2
    Current debt        35.8     20.9   14.9     33.4         2.4
    Non-current debt    20.7     21.6   -0.9     20.9        -0.2
    Net debt            41.4     24.0   17.4     12.9        28.5

* Source: management accounts.

The Group's total debt amounted to US$56.5 mn as of March 31, 2013, up US$14 mn y-o-y and US$2.2 mn q-o-q. The net debt position was US$41.4 mn, an increase of US$17.4 mn
y-o-y and US$28.5 mn q-o-q. The increase in the net debt position over the last year is attributable to the working capital growth in both of our subsidiaries, and over the last quarter due to the seasonal effect.

Anatoly Karachinsky, President of IBS Group commented,

"Our business has continued to grow despite the turbulence in the global economy and the slowdown in domestic IT market over the last year. We are pleased with the results in the software development segment which showed growth of 18.4% in the last quarter, the highest of the whole year. Evidently, the downward trend in the growth rate of the segment at the beginning of last year has ended. This followed a period of instability in the financial sector. The relatively low growth rates in the IT Services segment at that time can be attributed to the inclusion of the deconsolidation of certain entities, as well as fluctuations in the ruble. Comparatively, this segment saw growth of more than 11%."

About IBS Group Holding Limited

IBS Group is a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. Through its two principal subsidiaries, Luxoft and IBS IT Services, it offers a wide variety of information technology services, such as software development and IT services outsourcing, IT infrastructure and business applications implementation. IBS Group has business operations in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Singapore. IBS Group employs more than 8,500 people worldwide. In the year ended March 31, 2012, the Group reported US GAAP consolidated revenues of US$816.3 million. IBS Group's Global Depositary Receipts are listed on the Regulated Market (General Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: IBSG:GR; Reuters: IBSGq.F)

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