IMPACT COATINGS AB (PUBL), INTERIM REPORT JULY-SEPTEMBER 2019

2019-11-01

FINANCIAL RESULTS THIRD QUARTER 2019

· Net revenue amounted to SEK 3 003 thousand (3 569)
· Total income amounted to SEK 7 394 thousand (6 681)
· Operating profit amounted to SEK -7 878 thousand (-8 757)
· Operating profit after financial items amounted to SEK -7 883 thousand (-8 759)
· Cash flow amounted to SEK -6 479 thousand (7 037)
· Order backlog at period end amounted to EUR 2 144 thousand

FINANCIAL RESULTS JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2019

· Net revenue amounted to SEK 28 509 thousand (12 624)
· Total income amounted to SEK 31 297 thousand (16 469)
· Operating profit amounted to SEK -22 383 thousand (-28 385)
· Operating profit after financial items amounted to SEK -22 397 thousand (-28 406)
· Cash flow amounted to SEK -27 577 thousand (-8 427)
· Equity-to-assets ratio amounted to 86% (168)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS THIRD QUARTER 2019

· No significant events occurred during the period

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE PERIOD

· Notice convening an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on 22 November 2019 in Stockholm
· Entered into Joint Development Agreement with Hyundai Motor Company
· Resolution by the board of directors on directed new share issue to Hyundai Motor Company and Accendo Capital, and nomination of board member by Hyundai, both subject to approval by an EGM

CEO’S COMMENTARY

On October 30, Impact Coatings and Hyundai Motor Company (“Hyundai”) announced that the companies have entered into a Joint Development Agreement (“JDA”) for the development of coating technology for fuel cells. It was also announced that the board of directors of Impact Coatings has resolved on a directed equity issue to Hyundai and Accendo Capital at a price premium. Hyundai has in addition nominated Sukhwan Yun to the Impact Coatings board of directors. The equity issue and board election are subject to approval by an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to be convened 22 November 2019 in Stockholm.

Hyundai is one of the world’s leading auto manufacturers and at the forefront of fuel cell vehicle development. The JDA is evidence that Impact Coatings has world-leading coating solutions for fuel cells. Vehicle electrification using hydrogen and fuel cells is happening much faster in the rest of the world than what we are aware of in Sweden, and our coating solutions are needed now for development and small series production. The JDA increases the likelihood of our selling coating systems to Hyundai in the future but provides no such guarantee. The two parties have for a fixed period of time exclusivity on the technology developed jointly within the framework of the agreement.

The equity issue to Hyundai gives the company an industrial owner that provides credibility, industrial know-how, and distribution channels that reach the rapidly growing global markets for fuel cells and automotive technology. Hyundai’s ownership stake after the directed issue amounts to 10.4% and Accendo Capital’s stake amounts to 12.0%. The board of directors views Accendo Capital’s continued active engagement and capital investment in Impact Coatings as necessary for the company’s future success and its cooperation with industrial shareholder Hyundai.

Third quarter net sales amounted to SEK 3 003 thousand, which includes revenues from coating services, after-market sales, and rental income from a coating machine. The coating machine for Shouhang was shipped during August. Installation and revenue recognition are anticipated during Q4 when the customer’s premises are expected to be completed.

No new machine orders were received during the period and the order flow for coating systems has not developed as we predicted. The market dynamics vary among different application areas. We see, for example, a strong interest from the auto industry for several different applications, but at the same time experience that decision processes take time due to multiple decision levels in the value chain as well as the approval process of complex new technologies. In other areas, one anticipated order has been delayed due to the customer’s uncertainty about the German economic cycle.

Even if orders take time, we see a continued strong interest in our offerings in line with the company’s stated strategy. We have a pipeline of potential system sales, mostly to European companies in the D/M/R segment (decorative, metallization and reflectors). Market development is being intensified in these segments.

Within fuel cells (FC) we have a strong belief in our offering, and that our coatings and production solutions best meet the requirements for efficient fuel cells with a long life span. The cooperation with Hyundai confirms this view. Current needs within the automotive sector are largely in development and small series production, which the company’s existing products and services fulfil well.

The coating services business has continued its positive development during the year. Coating of fuel cells comprises a significant part of the business and we continue to view coating services in the fuel cells market as a future growth segment. We also see increased revenues during the year from coating services in decorative coatings and electrical contacts.

Since my start as CEO last year, we have held new discussions with Tokyo-based Optorun about the distribution and supply agreement the companies initiated in 2017. We have together decided to end the formal cooperation since it has not, as previously described, yielded the desired results for either party. The companies continue to have a good relationship and it is possible we will work together on specific cases in the future. Until further notice, our own personnel will handle sales in the region. We also strengthen our presence in the region through our cooperation with Hyundai, which will involve establishing an office in South Korea.

Hyundai’s entrance as an industrial owner and development partner heralds the start of a new phase for Impact Coatings, provided the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders approves the board’s decision on November 22. I look forward to the cooperation and the greater strength it will give the company in everything we do in the future. 
 

Torbjörn Sandberg 

FINANCIAL RESULTS 

Third quarter 2019

Net revenue for the third quarter 2019 amounted to SEK 3 003 thousand (3 569) which includes revenue from Coating services, after sales and lease revenue. 

The delivery of the coating system to Beijing Shouhang Resources Saving Co., Ltd. is not included. The installation of the system in China has been somewhat delayed compared to the original schedule but is planned to be finalized during the fourth quarter 2019. Impact Coatings has received payments amounting to 90% of the order value of about SEK 11.2 million. The shipped system had mutually agreed modifications compared to the original configuration, and the final payment is therefore to be negotiated in conjunction with final acceptance (up to 10% of the order value).

Total income amounted to SEK 7 394 thousand (6 681). 

Operating expenses amounted to SEK -15 271 thousand (-15 437). During the third quarter, we implemented a cost reduction program in line with our efficiency improvement work. The main effects come from restrictive new hiring and reduced IT and sales consulting costs, with have full effect from October. We have been able to reduce the entire cost base for running costs (i.e., personnel costs and other external costs) by 10% without incurring any one-off costs.

Financial items amounted to SEK -5 thousand (-2). Operating profit after financial items amounted to SEK -7 616 thousand (-8 759). 

January-September 2019

Net revenue for the period January-September 2019 amounted to SEK 28 509 thousand and increased compared to the previous year (12 624). Total income amounted to SEK 31 297 thousand (16 469).

Operating expenses amounted to SEK -53 680 thousand (-44 854). The increase is driven by raw materials for the three coating systems delivered, as well as higher personnel costs and depreciation. Financial items amounted to SEK -14 thousand (-21). Operating profit after financial items amounted to SEK -22 397 thousand (-28 406). 

A provision for deferred tax assets has, in line with previous financial reporting, not been recognized.

Financial position and liquidity

Cash and liquid assets at period-end amounted to SEK 19 092 thousand (56 959). Interest-bearing debt at period-end amounted to SEK 0 (0). Equity-to-assets ratio amounted to 86% (168).

Cash flow from operations during January-September amounted to SEK -27 405 thousand (-8 357). Cash flow from investments amounted to SEK -172 thousand (0). Cash flow from financing activities amounted to SEK 0 thousand (-70). Total cash flow for the period was SEK -27 577 thousand (-8 427).

Impact Coatings has received payment against an Irrevocable Letter of Credit corresponding to 40% of the order value from Beijing Shouhang Resources Saving Co., Ltd., whose release had a positive effect on cash flow during the third quarter. The final payments from Henan Yuqing Power Co., Ltd. and from the Swiss watch manufacturer are also recognized during the third quarter.

Following the directed share issue to Hyundai and Accendo Capital, the company will have the liquidity needed to continue operations at least for the next 12 months, under the condition that the share issue is approved at the EGM.

Order book coating systems

The value of the order backlog for coating machines was at the end of the period EUR 2 144 thousand, which still includes the whole amount for the order to Beijing Shouhang Resources Saving Co., Ltd.

The order backlog for coating machines excludes recurring activities from after-market sales and coating services, but includes agreed rental income for coating machines.

EVENTS DURING THE THIRD QUARTER

A coating system was shipped in early August to Beijing Shouhang Resources Saving Co., Ltd., a listed Chinese company active in renewable energy technology. The deal was announced in February 2019 and concerns an INLINECOATER system for the development and production of PVD coatings. Planned installation in China is pending the completion of the customer's premises and is scheduled to take place during the fourth quarter.

The operation has generally focused on producing and delivering existing system orders, continuous production of coating services, maintenance of customer machines, and aftermarket sales. Sales work for upcoming business has continued with high intensity, and a limited group has at the end of the period been involved in the discussions with Hyundai, which has been completed after the end of the period.

EVENTS AFTER PERIOD END

On October 30, it was announced that the company has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with Hyundai Motor Company regarding cooperation in the development of coating technology for metal bipolar plates, a key component of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

On October 30, it was further announced that the board of directors has resolved on a directed new share issue of 5,400,000 shares to Hyundai Motor Company and 3,857,143 new shares to Accendo Capital. Hyundai has nominated Sukhwan Yun to the board of Impact Coating. The issue and board member election require the approval of an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, which will be held on November 22, 2019 in Stockholm.

AUDIT AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES

This interim report has not been subject to auditor review.

UPCOMING FINANCIAL EVENTS

Year-end report 2019                                      14 February 2020

Interim report for the first quarter 2020           24 April 2020

Annual general meeting 2020                         14 May 2020

Visit also Redeye Technology Day 2019 in Stockholm on November 20, where Impact Coatings will present the company (also broadcast as a webcast).

For more information contact:

Torbjörn Sandberg, CEO
Tel: +46 (0)768-43 43 76

Marie Dhayer Teikmans, CFO
Tel: +46 (0)70-812 71 96

E-mail: investors@impactcoatings.se

This interim report can be retrieved at www.impactcoatings.com/finansiella-rapporter-arkiv/ on the company's website.

Impact Coatings AB (publ) is required to disclose this information in accordance with EU market abuse regulations. The information was delivered, via the contact persons named above, for publication on November 1, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. CET.

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