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Sogeclair: Results for the 1st half 2019

Blagnac, France, September 11th 2019 -5.35pm,
Montreal, Canada

  Turnover = €90.6 M, +19.8% (+13.1% at constant exchange rate and perimeter)
EBITDA (1) = €5.4 M, +18.5%

SOGECLAIR, designer and manufacturer of innovative high added-value solutions for the aerospace and transport sectors, announces today its financial results for the 1st half ended June 30th 2019.

The Board of Directors, meeting on September 05th 2019, closed the 1st semester accounts for 2019.
The audit procedures have been accomplished on the annual accounts.
Any apparent differences regarding the figures are due to rounding-off.

In € million H1 2019 H1 2018 H1 2019 / H1 2018  
Turnover 90.6 75.6 +19.8%  
International 51.9 41.1 +26.2%  
EBITDA(1) 5.4 4.5 +18.5%  
As a % of turnover 5.9% 6.0%    
Operational Result 1.2 1.2 +0.8%  
As a % of turnover 1.3% 1.5%    
Net Result -0.5 0.3    
Including group share -0.7 0.3    

(1) Operating result – other operating income and charges + amortization expenses and operating provisions

The activity for the 1st half was very dynamic, driven by a leap forward of the simulation division at +55.1% (with +19.7% at constant exchange rate and perimeter), the strong dynamic of the aerospace division at +15.1% (with +12.3% at constant exchange rate and perimeter) and the increase of 5.6% of the vehicle division.

The contribution by division is the following: 

In €M Aerospace


H1 2019  H1 2018



H1 2019  H1 2018



H1 2019  H1 2018



H1 2019  H1 2018

Turnover   74.9   65.1 14.2 9.2   1.5 1.4    
EBITDA   2.9   2.0 1.3 1.2   0.1 0.3 1.0 1.0
OR(2)   1.0   -0.1 -0.3 0.6   -0.1 0.2 0.6 0.4

(2) OR = Operational Result
      - As announced at the time of the SYDAC acquisition in August 2018, the simulation division temporary supports an exceptional loss of -€1000k in operational result of which -€600k in EBITDA linked to SYDAC. The return to a position of financial balance is confirmed by the end of the year 2019.

     - The aerospace division benefits from a particularly dynamic activity on the H1.

SOGECLAIR reminds that the IFRS 16 standard relating to leases has been applied since the 1st half of 2018, the gearing is thus at 57.8%. It should be noted that over the period the purchase of the minority shares in the aerospace in Canada as well as those of the vehicle. Today, SOGECLAIR owns 100% of the vehicle and of North American subsidiaries of the aerospace division.

SOGECLAIR confirms the forecast of a double-digit increase in business over the year, the activity of the 2nd half is expected in growth despite a perimeter and base effect less favourable than during the 1st half. There will be higher margins during the 2nd half than in the 1st half, which is structural for SOGECLAIR. Improvements in the balance sheet will be achieved in particular as a result of the capital increase of €4.8M reserved to key women and men (capital increase certified on July 12th 2019) and of the reimbursement of tax receivables for an amount of € 3M.  

Next announcement: turnover for Q3 2019, on November 06th 2019 after closing of the Stock Market

Designer and manufacturer of innovative high added-value solutions, SOGECLAIR brings its skills in high-quality engineering and production to a broad range of cutting-edge sectors, notably aeronautics, space and transport. Supporting its customers and partners from the design and simulation stages through to the end of the product’s lifetime, all along the production chain through to entry into service, the Group counts nearly 1,700 staff working worldwide to offer a high-quality, proximity service to all its customers.
SOGECLAIR is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris – Compartment C – Code ISIN: FR0000065864 – PEA PME 150
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Contacts: Philippe ROBARDEY, President & CEO of SOGECLAIR / Marc DAROLLES, Executive Vice President of SOGECLAIR / www.sogeclair.com / +33(0)5 61 71 70 33