Sanlorenzo - Preliminary results for 2019 show growth
Sanlorenzo - Preliminary results for 2019 show growth
• Net Revenues from the sale of new yachts (Net Revenues New Yachts) at €455.9 million: +39.3% compared to 2018
• Adjusted EBITDA at €66.0 million: +73.4% compared to €38.1 million in 2018
• Adjusted EBITDA margin of 14.5% of Net Revenues New Yachts compared to 11.6% in 2018
• Net financial position of €9.1 million compared to €75.4 million in 2018
• Investments totalling €51.4 million compared to €46.3 million in 2018
• Backlog at 31 January 2020 of €482.9 million
• The proposal to adopt the stock option plan has been approved
Ameglia (SP), 12 February 2020 - The Board of Directors of Sanlorenzo S.p.A. (“Sanlorenzo” or the “Company”), which met today in Turin , examined the preliminary consolidated results for the 2019 financial year and approved the proposal for the adoption of the stock option plan for 2020.
Massimo Perotti, Executive Chairman of the Company, declared:
“We are extremely pleased with the preliminary results that have been examined today, confirming the achievement of the targets indicated in the IPO phase, with results at the high end of the forecasts. All the Group divisions recorded a positive trend, with a significant increase in export sales as set out in the strategies. In the first few weeks of the current year, good performance in terms of sales has been confirmed, with an order book reaching €483 million at 31 January, ensuring we have important visibility for 2020 and 2021.”
PRELIMINARY CONSOLIDATED RESULTS FOR 2019
Net Revenues New Yachts in 2019 amounted to €455.9 million, an increase of 39.3% compared to €327.3 million in 2018.
In particular, the Yacht Division generated Net Revenues New Yachts of €289.9 million, 63.6% of the total, up 41.0% compared to 2018. The Superyacht Division recorded an increase in Net Revenues New Yachts of 47.3%, going from €101.9 million in 2018 to €150.0 million in 2019 (32.9% of the total). The results of the Bluegame Business Unit were also positive, with €16.0 million of Net Revenues New Yachts, up 172,0% compared to 2018 and 3.5% of the total net revenues.
In terms of geographical areas , Europe recorded Net Revenues New Yachts of €279.6 million (€60.0 million of which generated in Italy), with an incidence of 61.3% on the total, a significant increase of 48.7% compared to 2018, benefiting from a particularly lively market dynamic. The APAC area recorded Net Revenues New Yachts of €73.0 million, an increase of 26.8% compared to 2018 and 16.0% of the total. The Americas recorded Net Revenues New Yachts of €71.7 million, an increase of 11.9% with an incidence of 15.7% on the total. Significant growth in the Middle East and Africa area, with Net Revenues New Yachts up 80.3% reaching €31.6 million (6.9% of the total).
Adjusted EBITDA in 2019 reached €66.0 million, up 73.4% compared to €38.1 million in 2018, with a margin of 14.5% on Net Revenues New Yachts (11.6% in 2018). EBITDA for 2019, including non-recurring items worth €6.1 million entirely related to the costs of the IPO, amounted to €60.0 million, up 74.2% compared to €34.4 million in 2018.
Investments made in 2019 amount to €51.4 million compared to €46.3 million at 31 December 2018, €15.2 million of which dedicated to product development and the creation of models and moulds and €29.6 million linked to the production capacity increase programme launched in 2017.
In particular, the expansion project for the Ameglia production site in the D2 area came to an end following the completion of the construction of two industrial buildings and one block dedicated to offices and the logistics warehouse, for a total investment of €11.9 million in 2019. During the fourth quarter, Sanlorenzo also acquired ownership of the two industrial buildings located in Viareggio previously occupied by virtue of a lease for approximately €9.5 million and continued the expansion of La Spezia site for approximately €6.1 million.
Net financial position at 31 December 2019 is €9.1 million compared to pro forma net financial position at 31 December 2018 of €75.4 million, thanks to the proceeds deriving from the share capital increase linked to the IPO, of which €49.1 million was used to repay medium/long-term loans.
The backlog at 31 December 2019 amounts to €444.3 million (€900.2 million gross of production advances valued as revenue during the financial year), of which €327.8 million refers to 2020 and €116.5 million refers to subsequent financial years. The backlog at 31 December 2019 shows an increase of 10.4% compared to the end of 2018.
The backlog recorded further growth at 31 January 2020, reaching €482.9 million, of which €359.5 million for 2020 and €123.4 million for subsequent financial years.
The draft financial statements and consolidated financial statements at 31 December 2019 will be examined and approved by the Board of Directors at the meeting scheduled for 13 March 2020.
STOCK OPTION PLAN 2020
The Board of Directors also approved today the proposal to adopt the stock option plan for 2020 (the "2020 Plan") addressed to the executive directors and key employees of Sanlorenzo and its subsidiaries.
Over three years, the 2020 Plan envisages the free assignment of options which, subject to the achievement of predetermined results, give the beneficiaries the right to subscribe for Sanlorenzo shares with a ratio of one share for each option exercised at an exercise price equal to the placement price of the Company’s shares on the Mercato Telematico Azionario, with a three-year vesting period.
The 2020 Plan will be supported by a specific capital increase, issuing new shares equal to approximately 2.5% of the share capital resulting from the capital increase itself.
The adoption of the 2020 Plan constitutes a useful tool in aligning management interests with the pursuit of the priority objective of creating value for shareholders over a medium/long-term period, rewarding the loyalty of beneficiaries and promoting a sense of belonging to the Group for key resources.
The proposal to adopt the 2020 Plan will be submitted for the approval of the Company’s ordinary shareholders’ meeting scheduled for 21 April. On the same date, the extraordinary shareholders’ meeting will be called to deliberate the capital increase relating to the 2020 Plan.