Nemetschek Group anticipates further strong revenue and earnings growth in current year following record values in 2015

  • Double-digit growth rates for revenue and EBITDA planned for 2016
  • Software company exceeds targets for 2015: Revenue grows by 30.6% to EUR 285.3 million, and EBITDA rises to EUR 69.5 million in 2015
  • Operative cash flow increases to EUR 65.1 million (+47.4%)

Munich, March 31, 2016 – After record year 2015, the Nemetschek Group (ISIN DE0006452907), a leading provider of software solutions for the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry, again anticipates significant increases in revenue and earnings for the current financial year 2016. Today, the TecDAX company published its annual financial statements and annual report for 2015.

In the course of the very successful 2015 reporting year, the Nemetschek Group achieved new records in terms of revenue and earnings, yet again exceeding the targets which had already been adjusted upwards. The fourth quarter of 2015 was the strongest in the company’s history. The greatest growth impulses came from abroad, especially from the USA, and from the sale of software licenses. Parallel to this, the company continued to invest in extending its international market presence, as well as in its sales and distribution and in its marketing.

“2015 again proved the attractiveness of the Nemetschek business model with its 12 independently brands. Throughout the entire course of the year, we have achieved dynamic development with double-digit growth rates and strengthened our global market position,” said Patrik Heider, Spokesman of the Executive Board and CFOO of the Nemetschek Group. “In addition to these operative successes, at the end of the year we were able to again expand the basis for further growth with the acquisition of Solibri, the global market leader for quality assurance and quality control for the digital work method Building Information Modeling (BIM).“

Key figures of the Group’s success

  • In 2015, the group revenue of the Nemetschek Group increased by 30.6% to EUR 285.3 million (previous year: EUR 218.5 million), thus exceeding the forecast corridor of EUR 278 million to EUR 282 million. In addition to the strong organic growth of about 14%, the positive development was driven by the US acquisition of Bluebeam Software, which was included for the first time for the entire 12 months following first-time consolidation as of October 31, 2014. In the traditionally strong fourth quarter, revenues rose to EUR 79.3 million, a growth of 22.1% compared to the same quarter in the previous year (EUR 65.0 million). Organic growth remained at a high 16%.
  • Non-domestic revenue climbed by 44.1% to EUR 189.5 million (previous year: EUR 131.5 million). The share of non-domestic revenue thus continued to grow to 66.4% (previous year: 60.2%). Germany, too, continued to develop positively with double-digit revenue growth of 10.1%, rising to EUR 95.8 million (previous year: EUR 87.0 million).
  • With a plus of 43.2%, revenue from software licenses rose considerably to EUR 150.4 million (previous year: EUR 105.0 million). Recurring revenue increased by 20.5% to EUR 121.7 million (previous year: EUR 101.0 million).
  • Despite future-oriented investments, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) also rose considerably by 22.3% to EUR 69.5 million, and thus exceeded the most recently communicated target range of EUR 65 million to EUR 67 million. The EBITDA margin of 24.4% remained at the level we had been aiming for. In Q4, EBITDA reached EUR 20.1 million (previous year: EUR 18.0 million).
  • The net income for the year (Group shares) rose to EUR 35.9 million (previous year: EUR 31.5 million), which resulted in an earnings per share amounting to EUR 0.93 (previous year: EUR 0.82 per share). Adjusted for depreciation and amortization from purchase price allocation, net income for the year amounts to EUR 42.8 million (previous year: EUR 35.3 million), which corresponds to an adjusted earnings per share figure of EUR 1.11 (previous year: EUR 0.92 per share).
  • The operative cash flow increased by 47.4% to EUR 65.1 million (previous year: EUR 44.2 million) The Group equity ratio remained high at 44.0% (previous year: 46.8%)

Development of the segments

  • In the Design segment, revenue rose by 13.5% to EUR 198.8 million (previous year: EUR 175.1 million). The growth drivers included product releases of the brands and further internationalization. EBITDA rose by EUR 12.9% to EUR 49.5 million, which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 24.9% (previous year: 25.0%).
  • As a result of the Bluebeam acquisition, the Build segment underwent great expansion. Revenue more or less tripled to EUR 60.1 million (previous year: EUR 20.1 million). Organic growth amounted to 19%. EBITDA reached EUR 10.4 million (previous year: EUR 4.1 million), which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 17.4% (previous year: 20.5%).
  • The Manage segment also developed positively. With a plus of 19.3%, revenue rose to EUR 6.3 million (previous year: EUR 5.3 million). EBITDA rose to EUR 1.3 million, which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 21.3% (previous year: 20.6%).
  • The Media & Entertainment segment achieved 11.9% revenue growth to EUR 20.1 million (previous year: EUR 18.0 million). As a result of investments, EBITDA rose slightly from EUR 7.8 million to EUR 8.2 million, which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 41.0% (previous year: 43.2%).

Optimistic outlook for 2016

The Nemetschek Group will continue to pursue its corporate policy which aims for sustained growth. This growth is to be accompanied by strategic investments, for instance in further internationalization, sales activities and addressing new customer segments.

Without accounting for currency influences and further possible acquisitions, the Nemetschek Group plans to generate Group revenue within the range of EUR 319 million to EUR 325 million in the 2016 financial year. This would correspond to 12% to 14% growth compared to the previous year. Purely organic growth, i.e. without Solibri Oy, which was acquired as of December 31, 2015, is to be between 11% and 13%.

The executive board anticipates a Group EBITDA of between EUR 77 million and EUR 80 million. The Nemetschek Group wants to at least maintain its already high earnings level.

Overview of key figures

In EUR millionQ4 2015Q4 2014Δ in %12M 201512M 2014Δ in %
- of this software licenses


- of this software service31.927.2+17.3%121.7101.0+20.5%
Margin25.3%27.6% 24.4%26.0% 
EBITA (normalized EBIT)18.316.1+13.7%62.8


Margin23.1%24.8% 22.0%23.5% 
Net income for the year (Group)11.79.1+28.0%35.931.5+14.0%
Earnings per share in euros0.300.24*+28.0%0.930.82*+14.0%
Net income (Group Shares) before depreciation of purchase price allocation13.210.5+26.6%42.835.3+21.3%
Earnings per share before depreciation of purchase price allocation0.340.27*+26.6%1.110.92*+21.3%


Key figures by segment

In EUR millionQ4 2015Q4 2014Δ in %12M 201512M 2014Δ in %
Margin26.7%26.2% 24.9%25.0% 
Margin14.4%22.7% 17.4%20.5% 
Margin32.8%29.3% 21.3%20.6% 
Media & Entertainment      
Margin42.2%48.7% 41.0%43.2% 

The complete 2014 annual report is available for download in the Investor Relations section of the company website.