SimCorp reports revenue of EUR 310m and EBIT margin of 21% for the first nine months of 2020

Q3 2020 highlights:

  • In Q3 2020, four new SimCorp Dimension deals were signed, of which
    • Two deals were included in order intake and revenue
    • One deal was included in order intake, but revenue recognition has been deferred
    • For one deal, both order intake and revenue recognition have been deferred.
  • Order intake was EUR 21.7m, an increase of EUR 2.6m or 13.6% compared with Q3 2019.
  • Reported revenue was EUR 100.2m, a decrease of 14.7% compared with Q3 2019, due to a very strong Q3 2019 and revenue recognition of two new license deals being deferred.
  • EBIT was EUR 22.4m and EBIT margin was 22.3% compared with EBIT of EUR 35.2m and EBIT margin of 30.0% in Q3 2019.
  • Free cash flow was EUR 17.7m, a decrease of 16.7% compared with Q3 2019.
  • On August 12, SimCorp announced that it had completed the next phase in its cloud transformation, now offering SimCorp Dimension as a Service, on Microsoft Azure.

9M 2020 highlights:

  • In 9M 2020, seven new SimCorp Dimension and three new standalone SimCorp Coric license deals were signed, of which
    • Six deals were included in order intake and revenue
    • One deal was included in order intake, but revenue recognition has been deferred
    • For three deals, both order intake and revenue recognition have been deferred.
  • Order intake was EUR 58.5m, a decrease of EUR 4.6m or 7.3% compared with 9M 2019.
  • On September 30, 2020, the order book amounted to EUR 43.8m, an increase of EUR 8.8m compared with the order book at the same date last year.
  • Reported revenue was EUR 309.8m, a decrease of 5.2% compared with 9M 2019, due to a very strong 9M 2019 and revenue recognition of four new license deals being deferred.
  • EBIT was EUR 65.9m compared with EUR 93.9m in 9M 2019.
  • EBIT margin was 21.3% compared with 28.7% in 9M 2019.
  • Net profit was EUR 45.7m compared with EUR 72.6m in 9M 2019.
  • Free cash flow was EUR 70.5m, an increase of 6.8% compared with 9M 2019.
  • SimCorp entered Q4 2020 with EUR 399m of the full year’s revenue signed, which is at the same level as at the same time last year.

Subsequent events:

  • Since the closing of Q3 2020, two SimCorp Dimension contracts and one new SimCorp Coric contract have been signed.
  • On October 12, SimCorp and State Street Bank International GmbH announced a non-binding Term Sheet to form a business partnership to provide a premier, fully integrated, front-to-back investment outsourcing solution, for insurance firms in EMEA.
    • Financial guidance 2020:

      • SimCorp maintains its expectations for revenue growth and EBIT margin measured in local currencies for 2020 as announced in its Q2 interim report and company announcement dated October 12, 2020.
      • Revenue growth measured in local currencies is expected to be between -5% and 5%, and the expectation for EBIT margin measured in local currencies is between 22.0% and 27.0%.
      • Approximately 1.5%-points (previously 2%-point) of the expected revenue growth is related to the acquisition of AIM Software, and the acquisition is expected to impact the EBIT margin negatively by approximately 1%-point, implying an expected organic revenue growth of between -6.5% and 3.5% (previously between -7% and 3%) and an EBIT margin of between 23.0% to 28.0%.

      Klaus Holse, SimCorp CEO comments: ”With a total of ten new clients in the first nine months of the year, our win rate has been satisfactory despite the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A strong focus on building strategic partnerships, most recently with State Street, a highly loyal client base, and not least a deeply committed team make me confident that we are well positioned for closing the year on a strong note.”  


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Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to:

Investor contacts: Klaus Holse, Chief Executive Officer, SimCorp A/S (+45 3544 8800, +45 2326 0000)
Michael Rosenvold, Chief Financial Officer, SimCorp A/S (+45 3544 8800, +45 5235 0000)
Anders Hjort, Head of Investor Relations, SimCorp A/S (+45 3544 8822, +45 2892 8881)

Media contact: Mette Trier, Communications Principal, SimCorp A/S (+45 4060 8296)
Mittal Shah, PR Manager – SimCorp UK, North America, Asia Pacific (+44 (0)207 397 8072)

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