Nexam Chemical Holding AB (publ) Interim Report 1 January – 31 March 2020
Strongest quarter so far
First quarter at a glance
Continued good growth, +31% compared to the corresponding quarter in 2019.
Substantially improved profitability. Increased EBITDA to 2,3 MSEK compared to -1,7 MSEK for the corresponding quarter in 2019.
Growth is primarily driven by Performance Chemical which grew by 138% compared to corresponding quarter in 2019.
Sales within color and additive masterbatch, Performance Masterbatch, was -6% compared to corresponding quarter in 2019.
Gross margin increased to 43% compared to 40% during the first quarter in 2019. The primary reason being that optimization of logistics chains is starting to show results.
Entered new supply agreement with DIAB regarding NEXAMITE® for 2020-2021 worth 100 to 120 MSEK in sales.
Net sales for the first quarter totaled 41 704 (31 754) kSEK.
The operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA) amounted to 2 283 (-1 650) kSEK.
Compared to the beginning of the year, cash and cash equivalents amounted to 14 305 (23 101) kSEK.
Cash flow from operating activities during quarter was -3 940 (- 14 251) kSEK.
Result per share for the quarter was -0,01 (-0,06) SEK.
Key events after the end of the period
Preferential rights issue was competed and resulted in an addition of just over 45 MSEK, corresponding to a subscription ratio of 74%.
Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on the company has thus far been limited, although considerable uncertainties lie ahead.
Henrik Bernquist assumed the role of business development manager on April 1st.
Lomma 8 May 2020
The Board of Directors
These financial statements have been reviewed by the Company´s auditor.
Note: This press release has been translated from Swedish. The Swedish text shall govern for all purposes and prevail in case of any discrepancy with the English version.
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