Royal Imtech publishes second quarter and half year 2014 results

Tuesday, 26. August 2014 07:27

Decisive step in Imtech's financial recovery

  • Significant debt reduction
    • fully underwritten rights issue of 600 million euro
    • sale of ICT division at enterprise value of 255 million euro
  • New agreement with financiers, including:
    • step-down on cash pricing and elimination of all non-cash interest
    • full covenant holiday up to and including Q1 2016
    • additional liquidity buffer provided to Imtech
    • maturity extension to July 2017
  • Additional restructuring measures to be implemented in the second half of 2014
  • Revenue in the second quarter 967 million euro
  • Operational EBITDA loss in the second quarter of 14 million euro
  • Order intake in the second quarter 944 million euro, in line with revenue
  • Significant one-off and financing costs drive negative net result in the second quarter of 224 million euro and for the first half year of 302 million euro
  • Net debt for the total group of 1,038 million euro (second quarter 2013: 1,205.9 million euro)

Key figures

Quarters in € million, unless otherwise indicated Half year
Q2 2014 Q2 2013 2014 2013
for the total group
1,113.1 1,315.5 Revenue and other income 2,233.0 2,526.0
-8.0 -31.7 Operational EBITDA -13.9 -45.3
-0.7% -2.4% Operational EBITDA margin -0.6% -1.8%
1,099.6 1,275.6 Order intake 2,236.3 2,509.0
81.9 332.3 Working capital 81.9 332.3
1,037.7 1,205.9 Net interest-bearing debt for the total group 1,037.7 1,205.9
continuing operations*
966.9 1,122.9 Revenue and other income 1,952.0 2,162.1
-13.6 -36.3 Operational EBITDA -24.9 -58.7
-61.9 -89.4 Non-operational costs -69.9 -101.4
-75.5 -125.7 EBITDA -94.8 -160.1
-89.0 -144.7 Operating result (EBIT) -121.9 -197.2
-155.6 -166.6 Result from continuing operations -231.7 -228.6
-68.6 -4.3 Result from discontinued operations -69.8 -1.9
-224.2 -170.9 Net result -301.5 -230.5
944.4 1,058.8 Order intake 1,954.9 2,092.4
69.0 332.3 Working capital 69.0 332.3
-1.4% -3.2% Operational EBITDA margin -1.3% -2.7%
-7.8% -11.2% EBITDA margin -4.9% -7.4%
23,215 25,895 Number of employees (in FTE) 23,215 25,895

* Restated for 2013, see notes 4 and 5 to the Interim Financial Statements H1 2014.

Gerard van de Aast, CEO: "Today's announcement is a decisive step forward for the company. The sale of the ICT division combined with a fully underwritten rights issue and significant changes in the financial agreements, such as a step-down in pricing and increased liquidity, will significantly reduce debt and improve the financial structure. The support from all our financiers and in particular from ING, Rabobank, Commerzbank and ABN Amro is a strong signal of confidence in the company. The first half of 2014 has been difficult for the company due to market conditions and the uncertainty around our financial position. Management and employees can now focus fully on improvement of operational results and the completion of the turnaround programme."

Financial calendar 2014

  • 7 October 2014: Extraordinary General Meeting
  • 18 November 2014: third quarter figures 2014
  • 18 March 2015: full year figures 2014

Press conference
Today at 9.00 hours (CET) Imtech will organize a press conference in the Novotel, Europaboulevard 10 in Amsterdam.

Analyst meeting
Today at 11.00 hours (CET) Imtech will organize a sell-side analyst meeting in the Novotel, Europaboulevard 10 in Amsterdam. This meeting will be transmitted live via the internet ( and will afterwards also be available on the website as a replay.

More information

Media: Analysts & investors:
Dorien Wietsma
Director Corporate Communication & CSR   
T: +31 182 54 35 53
Jeroen Leenaers
Director Investor Relations
T: +31 182 543 504

Imtech profile
Royal Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical solutions, ICT and mechanical solutions. With approximately 23,000 employees, Imtech is active attractive positions in the buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland and Spain, the European markets of ICT and Traffic as well as in the global marine market. In total Imtech serves 24,000 customers. Imtech offers integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better business processes and more efficiency for customers and the customers they, in their turn, serve. Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society - for example, in the areas of energy, the environment, water and traffic. Imtech shares are listed on the Euronext Amsterdam.

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