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Worldline 2018 results: All objectives reached

Worldline 2018 results: All objectives reached

Revenue: €1,720 million, up +6.2% organically
Acceleration in H2 as planned and Q4 2018 at +7.0%

OMDA: €391 million, 22.7% of revenue, up +100bp with the
successful contribution of equensWorldline synergy plan

Free cash flow: € 207 million, up +18%

Fast start of the Six Payment Services integration and synergy programs

Robust commercial activity throughout the year

2019 objectives:
A further strong improvement in revenue growth, profitability and cash generation

 

Bezons, February 20, 2019 – Further to the 2018 non audited results already announced on January 30, 2019 and to the 2019-2021 new 3-year plan presented the same day as part of the Atos Investor Day, Worldline [Euronext: WLN] today announces its 2018 results.

Gilles Grapinet, Worldline CEO declared: ”The year 2018 has been really remarkable for Worldline. First, we have the pleasure to publish today 2018 results which are fully in line with all our initial objectives thanks, in particular to the efficient execution of the integration at equensWorldline. I am also very satisfied by the numerous commercial successes in our 3 Global Business Lines recorded last year, which are clearly paving the way for the future acceleration of our Company.
Of course, I am particularly proud that on November 30, 2018 we could close the strategic acquisition of SIX Payment services, which is a transformative step for our Group. Not only, thanks to our efficient pre-closing methodologies, have we immediately initiated our integration and synergy plans, but more importantly, we have already started to see concrete market impacts of this major transaction in terms of customer engagements, competitive advantages and new opportunities of strategic discussions. More than ever, Worldline starts its new 3 year plan with an ideal positioning to further reinforce its leadership and to take advantage of the next wave of the payment industry consolidation in Europe.”

 

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2018 key figures

Organic evolution of revenue and OMDA

The 2018 results of the Group include the performance of SIX Payment Services from December 1st 2018. Taking this change of scope into consideration, revenue and operating margin before depreciation and amortization (OMDA) for 2018 are compared with 2017 revenue and OMDA at constant scope and exchange rates and restated from IFRS 15, which are presented in the appendix.

 

 

Key figures

 

   

 

 

In € million

 

FY 2018

FY 2017*

% organic growth

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

1,720.2

1,619.3

+6.2%

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Margin before Depreciation & Amortization

 

391.1

351.8

+11.2%

% of revenue

 

22.7%

21.7%

+100 bp

 

 

 

 

 

* at constant scope and December 2018 YTD average exchange rates and restated from IFRS 15

At constant scope and exchange rates, Worldline revenue stood at € 1,720.2 million representing an organic growth of +6.2% compared with 2017. Revenue growth accelerated as planned during the year, with +6.7% in H2 2018 (+7.0% in the fourth quarter of the year), with a good month of December for the former SIX Payment Services, in line with its acquisition business plan on all financial KPIs.

The Group’s OMDA improved by +100bp, reaching € 391.1 million or 22.7% of sales, in the upper end of the objective bracket set for the year of between 22% and 23%.

 

Free cash flow and net debt

 

 

Key figures

In € million

 

FY 2018

FY 2017

% Growth

Free cash flow

 

207.5

176.0

+17.9%

Closing net (debt)/cash

 

-35.0

309.1

 

Free cash flow in 2018 was € 207.5 million and increased by +17.9% compared with 2017. This performance was achieved while absorbing most of SIX Payment Services transaction costs and equensWorldline second year of synergy implementation costs.

 

Net debt was € 35.0 million at the end of 2018, compared with a net cash position of € 309.1 million end of 2017. The net debt results mainly from:

·         The cash part of the acquisition of SIX Payment Services (€ 385.7 million, including customary net debt and working capital adjustments);

·         The non-cash contingent liability linked to this acquisition for € 117.6 million described thereafter;

·         The cash used for the share buy-back program of 930,000 shares which was completed during the second semester for € 45.1 million.

 

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Performance per Global Business Lines

 

 

Revenue

 

OMDA

 

OMDA %

 

                   

 

In € million

 

FY 2018

FY 2017*

% Growth

 

FY 2018

FY 2017*

 

FY 2018

FY 2017*

Var.

Merchant Services

 

624.3

600.3

+4.0%

 

132.3

124.9

 

21.2%

20.8%

+0.4 pt

Financial Services

 

777.0

722.3

+7.6%

 

237.1

209.9

 

30.5%

29.1%

+1.5 pt

Mobility & e-Transactional Services

 

319.0

296.7

+7.5%

 

38.8

39.7

 

12.2%

13.4%

-1.2 pt

Corporate Costs

 

 

 

 

 

-17.1

-22.6

 

-1.0%

-1.4%

+0.4 pt

Worldline

 

1,720.2

1,619.3

+6.2%

 

391.1

351.8

 

22.7%

21.7%

+1.0 pt

* At constant scope and December 2018 YTD average exchange rates and restated from IFRS 15

 

Merchant services

 

 

Merchant Services

 

 

 

 

 

In € million

 

FY 2018

FY 2017*

% Growth

Revenue

 

624.3

600.3

+4.0%

OMDA

 

132.3

124.9

 

% OMDA

 

21.2%

20.8%

+0.4 pt

* At constant scope and December 2018 YTD average exchange rates and restated from IFRS 15

 

Revenue

Merchant Services revenue reached € 624.3 million in 2018, improving organically by +4.0%:

Growth in Merchant Payment Services was primarily fueled by Commercial Acquiring services, thanks notably to:

·         A strong revenue growth in Continental Europe, triggered by a positive product mix evolution in Belgium as well as positive developments in all other European countries ;

·         A double digit growth in India; and

·         A positive contribution of Six Payment Services for the month of December, in line with it acquisition business plan.

This strong acceleration of Commercial Acquiring was nonetheless partly offset by the anticipated slowdown of Payment Terminal Services in 2018. Indeed, despite the successful commercial start of the newly launched unattended payment terminal VALINA, the volumes of payment terminals sold in 2018 did not reach the high level of 2017. In 2018, the growth of Merchant Services without Payment Terminal would have been above +7%.

Merchant Digital Services grew as well, thanks mainly to Digital Retail project revenue in the United Kingdom and to Private Label Cards in Spain, partly offset by lower sales of digital ticketing kiosks in the United Kingdom.

 

OMDA

Merchant Services’ OMDA reached € 132.3 million at the end of December or 21.2% of revenue, increasing organically by €+7.5 million (+40 basis points compared with 2017), reflecting:

·         The top line performance;

·         The contributive effect of MRL Posnet and former Digital River World Payments integration; and

·         The impacts of transversal productivity improvement actions.

 

Financial Services

 

 

Financial Services

 

 

 

 

 

In € million

 

FY 2018

FY 2017*

% Growth

Revenue

 

777.0

722.3

+7.6%

OMDA

 

237.1

209.9

 

% OMDA

 

30.5%

29.1%

+1.5 pt

* At constant scope and December 2018 YTD average exchange rates and restated from IFRS 15

 

Revenue

Accounting for 45% of total revenue, Financial Services revenue reached € 777.0 million, improving organically by €+54.7 million or +7.6% compared to 2017. All four business divisions contributed to that growth.

·         Account payments benefitted from good SEPA payment transaction volumes, strong volume growth on transactions on the Dutch iDeal scheme as well as from a significant project activity for Instant Payments and SWIFT payments. This division also benefited from the recognition of software license revenue linked to a large outsourcing contract;

·         Acquiring Processing grew thanks to high project activity as well as to strong growth in authorization volumes, notably in France, Southern Europe and Germany;

·         Growth in Digital Banking was fueled by new projects in France in e-Brokerage and in digital banking platforms related to Access to Accounts (PSD2);

·         Issuing Processing enjoyed a continuous increase in e-Payment strong authentication services and e-Wallet transactions. Worldline Baltics also contributed to growth beyond its acquisition business plan.

 

OMDA

Financial Services reached an OMDA of € 237.1 million (30.5% of revenue) representing an organic increase of +150 basis points or €+27.2 million, compared to 2017. This performance was driven by savings in the cost base resulting from the fast implementation, notably in H1 2018, of the synergy plan that started with the integration of equensWorldline and by good business trends in all four business lines, supported by software license revenues and the specific revenue linked to contract renegotiations.

 

Mobility & e-Transactional Services

 

 

Mobility & e-Transactional Services

 

 

 

 

 

In € million

 

FY 2018

FY 2017*

% Growth

Revenue

 

319.0

296.7

+7.5%

OMDA

 

38.8

39.7

 

% OMDA

 

12.2%

13.4%

-1.2 pt

* At constant scope and December 2018 YTD average exchange rates and restated from IFRS 15

 

Revenue

Representing 19% of total revenue, Mobility & e-Transactional Services revenue reached € 319.0 million, increasing by +7.5% organically or €+22.2 million compared to last year:

·         Growth was driven by Trusted Digitization, which grew double digit, benefiting from a strong momentum with French government agencies following the good order entry recorded in 2017. In addition, business was robust in Latin America, both in healthcare transactional services and in tax collection services;

·         Growth in e-Consumer & Mobility was fueled notably by Connected Living activities in Germany and in Iberia and the implementation of Contact platforms in France; and

·         Despite good business growth in Latin America and the ramp-up of Tap-2-Use projects in France based on the new Open Payment technologies, revenue in e-Ticketing decreased, impacted by lower project revenue in the United Kingdom.

OMDA

Mobility & e-Transactional Services OMDA reached € 38.7 million or 12.1% of revenue, decreasing by €-0.9 million or -120 basis points. During the first semester, the OMDA of the Global Business Line was indeed impacted by the investment phase linked to numerous recently won contracts. To cope with the challenges of fast resource ramp-up, a strong productivity improvement plan has been launched mid-year and as a result OMDA percentage improved sequentially by +380 basis points in H2 compared with H1 2018.

 

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Q4 2018 commercial activity

Merchant Services

Beyond good volumes and overall good level of merchant signings both for Worldline and former SIX Payment Services, major contracts signed in Q4 include the renewal of a large private label card contract in Spain, the sale of new generation digital ticketing kiosks to Premier Inn in the UK and further orders received for the VALINA unattended payment terminal.

Also, the success of Worldline’s Online Payment Acceptance solution “WOPA” was further confirmed with several new contracts being signed:

·         A five-year contract has been signed with Intrum AB, a leading credit management service company. Worldline will become Intrum’s sole provider for debit card acceptance and acquiring, replacing 12 local acquirers in various European countries.

·         Worldline will also provide LeadTech, an internet based service provider, a full gateway and acquiring solution for 3 years.

Financial Services

In Financial Services, a card fraud risk management solution was signed with a new bank client in Finland. In addition, various large processing contracts were renewed, notably in Belgium and in France.

In terms of online payment processing, Worldline’s 3-D secure solution was successfully sold for the first time in the Netherlands.

Lastly, over the course of 2018, in the context of the implementation of the PSD2, Worldline’s Access to Account Services was sold to more than 20 clients in 6 major countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom).

Mobility & e-Transactional Services

Towards the end of 2018, Worldline in a consortium with Conduent was selected by Île-de-France Mobilités for the new Paris region public transport ticketing system. Worldline and Conduent will build and then operate the central system of the new Greater Paris transport pass “Smart Navigo”, which is the largest ticketing transformation project in France.

Regarding Trusted Digitization, Worldline will build and run the new public procurement marketplace for the public agency dealing with procurements for the entire Paris “Ile-de-France” Region.

In Consumer & e-Mobility, Worldline signed a new contract for the deployment of anti-tampering devices in tobacco factories, in the framework of the implementation of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

 

Backlog & commercial outlook

The backlog at the end of December 2018 increased to € 3.5 billion following the acquisition of SIX payment Services.

On the commercial side, the outlook is very solid. Altogether and despite the large signings recorded during 2018, the Worldline weighted pipeline of commercial opportunities is still significantly stronger than at the end of 2017:

·         In 2019, Merchant Services is expected to benefit from the strong momentum of the acquiring business, enhanced by its new leadership position as a consequence of the SIX Payment Services acquisition. It will also leverage the success of its e-payment collecting and acceptance solutions for global e-merchants, of its Pan-European acquiring service and of the launch of the new omni-channel payment platform One Commerce Hub. Payment terminals sales should benefit from the YUMI and VALINA new products.

·         In Financial Services, Worldline anticipates another year of robust commercial development thanks to its strong pipeline of large card and non-card payment processing outsourcing opportunities and to Instant Payment & API management platforms, for which there is a currently a proven market appetite in the context of the Instant Payment and PSD2 regulation implementations.

·         Lastly, for Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Worldline anticipates the continued deployment of its Open Payment technologies for e-Ticketing as well as new implementations of its Contact platform for banks and industrial companies.

 

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Operating margin and operating Income

Depreciation, amortization and other non-cash items were € 98.3 million.

Operating margin progressed by +15.7% and reached € 292.9 million, representing 17.0% of sales.

Non-recurring items were a net expense of € 86.9 million and consisted mainly of:

·         Staff reorganization expenses of € 3.6 million, corresponding mainly to the restructuring costs induced by the recent acquisitions. Those costs have decreased by € 1.3 million compared to 2017.

·         Rationalization and associated costs of €3.9 million, resulted mainly from costs linked to the acceleration of the TEAM² program, including administrative back office transformation. Those costs have decreased by € 0.4 million compared to 2017.

·         Integration and acquisition costs of € 39.8 million, increasing by € 14.2 million compared to the prior period corresponding mainly to SIX transaction costs and to the costs related to the second year of equensWorldline synergy plan.

·         Customer relationships amortization of € 20.9 million, including € 10.1 million for Equens and Paysquare and € 4.3 million of SIX Payment Services (1 month) customer relationships.

As a result, operating income for the year was € 205.9 million or 12.0% of revenue (+11.0%).

 

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Net financial expense, tax charge and net income

Net financial expense amounted to € 20.4 million in 2018 compared to € 8.1 million in 2017. It is mainly composed of the € 18.1 million expense linked to the fair value adjustment of the contingent liability linked to the acquisition of SIX Payment Services described below, as well as pension financial costs of € 1.9 million.

The tax charge at the end of December 2018 was € 45.3 million corresponding to an annualized Effective Tax Rate (ETR) of 24.4% (24.9% in 2017).

The non-controlling interests at the end of December 2018 were € 38.9 million compared to € 27.9 million in 2017 and represent 36.4% of the net result of equensWorldline.

As the result of the items above, net income group share was € 100.5 million.

 

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Net income, normalized net income and earnings per share

For information: accounting treatment of the contingent liability corresponding to the potential compensation to be paid to SIX Group AG by Worldline as part of the acquisition of SPS

As a reminder and in the context of the acquisition of SIX Payment Services, Worldline and SIX Group AG have agreed that a contingent additional consideration of a maximum amount of CHF166 million (c.€ 147 million as of December 31, 2018) may have to be paid in cash by Worldline to SIX Group AG in Q2 2020:

·         The compensation is payable if Worldline share price in March 2020[1] is below €50.17;

·         No compensation is due if this share price exceeds €53.00;

·         If this share price is between €50.17 and €53.00, Worldline shall pay to SIX Group AG an amount calculated on a linear basis (from CHF 166 million to zero).

This contingent liability has been booked as a financial liability and:

·         Has been valued at € 99.5 million at acquisition date (November 30, 2018);

·         Has been included in the calculation of the total consideration transferred for the acquisition of SIX Payment Services;

·         And is re-evaluated at fair value at each closing date through profit and loss statement.

Due to the observed strong global equity market volatility during H2 2018 and its corresponding impact on Worldline share price in December 2018, the contingent liability has been re-evaluated to € 117.6 million as at December 31, 2018.

The corresponding fair value adjustment expense of € -18.1 million has been booked as financial expense in the profit and loss statement.

In conclusion, already c. € 118 million out of the c. € 147 million potential additional consideration has been conservatively booked in the 2018 financial statements.

 

 

Key figures

 

 

 

 

 

In € million

 

FY 2018

FY 2017

% Growth

 

 

 

 

 

Net income Group share

 

100.5

105.5

-4.7%

% of revenue

 

5.8%

6.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normalized net income Group share (1)

 

154.2

144.1

+7.0%

% of revenue

 

9.0%

9.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normalized net income Group share excl. 2018 contingent liability FV adjustment

 

172.3

144.1

+19.6%

% of revenue

 

10.0%

9.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1): Adjusted for (Group share): staff reorganization, rationalization, integration and acquisition costs, equity based compensation and customer relationships & patents amortization, and other non-recurring items

Net income Group share stood at € 100.5 million (5.8% of revenue), compared with €105.5 million in 2017. This net income includes the €-18.1 contingent liability fair value adjustment aforementioned.

Excluding this fair value adjustment, net income Group share would have amounted to € 118.6 million or 6.9% of revenue (+12.5%).

Normalized net income Group share stood at €154.2 million and progressed by +7.0% and Normalized diluted earnings per share[2] was € 1.12 in 2018, compared with € 1.08 in 2017 (+3.2%).

The normalized net income Group share also includes the contingent liability fair value adjustment aforementioned. Excluding that impact:

·         Normalized net income would have amounted to € 172.3 million, or 10.0% of revenue (+19.6%);

·         Normalized diluted earnings per share would have been €1.25 (+15.3%).

 

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Implementation of IFRS 16 “Leases” as of January 1, 2019

IFRS 16 accounting standard “Leases” is applicable from January 1, 2019 onwards.

The Group has assessed the impact that initial application of IFRS 16 will have on its consolidated financial statements.

·         The Group will recognize a right-of-use for real estate, IT equipment and cars used by employees and the underlying lease liability.

·         The lease liability to be recognized as of January 1st, 2019 will be in a range from € 220 to € 260 million.

·         This lease liability will be excluded from the Group net debt definition. Existing finance lease liability under IAS 17 as of January 1st, 2019 will be reclassified from net debt to lease liability.

The nature of expenses related to those leases will now change as IFRS 16 replaces the straight-line operating lease expense with a depreciation charge of right-of-use assets and interest expense on lease liabilities, both of which do not impact OMDA.

 

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Integration and synergy plans

SIX Payment Services integration plan was carefully prepared during the pre-integration phase, which occurred between the signing of the transaction in May last year and its closing end of November. As a result, the teams were completely ready to start working on delivering the synergies as of Day1, with full accountability of the various work streams transferred to the new line management. Extended management team frequent and regular meetings are set up to monitor and measure the progresses, as per Worldline’s proven methodology.

The Group therefore fully confirms the total of circa €110 million run rate synergies with SIX Payment Services in 2022, of which circa 25% in 2019 and circa 50% in 2020.

 

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Human Resources

The total headcount was 11,474 at the end of December 2018, compared to 9,467 at the beginning of 2018. The increase of +21.2% (or +2007 employees) of the Group total workforce was mainly due to the acquisition of Six Payment Services, resulting in 1,340 new employees, mainly in Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Germany, as well as to strong business development, in particular in India and in France.

 

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Corporate & social responsibility: new major successes in 2018

In 2018, Worldline confirmed its leading position in sustainability and in particular:

·         Moved up to the Vigeo Eiris’ TOP 5 highest-rated companies in its sector; and

·         Increased its EcoVadis notation (reaching 81/100), thus renewing its Gold level and its position in the TOP 1 % of all companies assessed, for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices.

Worldline’s CSR performance in 2018 reflected a new level of maturity as the company achieved significant results in its ambitious “TRUST 2020” long-term CSR program that aims to put trust at the heart of its ecosystem and to create sustainable value for all of its stakeholders. Thus, in 2018, Worldline has become the first carbon-neutral company in its sector by offsetting 100% of its CO2 emission resulting from its activities, consisting of its data centers, offices, business travels and the lifecycle of its payment terminals.

Worldline thereby demonstrates its progress dynamic and full mobilization to maintain its high performing level in CSR, while leveraging its leadership to influence positively its ecosystem and improve CSR practices on a broader level.

 

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Dividend

During its meeting held on February 18, 2019 and considering the strategic priority given in 2019 to the development of the Company, the Board of Directors decided to propose at the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders not to distribute any dividend on the 2018 results

 

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2019 Objectives

Fully in line with 2021 ambition, the 2019 objectives are as follows:

 

Revenue

The Group expects to achieve an organic growth of its revenue, at constant scope and exchange rates, of between 6% to 8%.

 

OMDA

The Group targets an OMDA margin between 24.8% and 25.8%[3].

 

Free cash flow

The Group has the ambition to generate a free cash flow of between € 275 million and € 290 million including synergy implementation costs.

 

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Appendices

Statutory to constant scope and exchange rates reconciliation

   

Revenue

               

In € million

 

FY 2017

IFRS 15

Internal transfers

Scope effects

Exchange rates effects

FY 2017*

Merchant Services

 

535.5

-0.7

-1.8

+75.9

-8.6

600.3

Financial Services

 

708.3

-9.2

 

+23.9

-0.7

722.3

Mobility & e-Transactional Services

 

350.0

-31.7

+1.8

 

-23.4

296.7

Worldline

 

1,593.9

-41.5

0.0

99.8

-32.8

1,619.3

* At constant scope and December 2018 YTD average exchange rates and restated from IFRS 15

   

OMDA

               

In € million

 

FY 2017

IFRS 15

Internal transfers

Scope effects

Exchange rates effects

FY 2017*

Merchant Services

 

112.3

 

-0.3

+16.0

-3.1

124.9

Financial Services

 

202.1

 

 

+8.0

-0.3

209.9

Mobility & e-Transactional Services

 

43.6

 

+0.3

 

-4.2

39.7

Corporate costs

 

-22.6

   

 

 

-22.6

Worldline

 

335.4

0.0

+0.0

+24.0

-7.6

351.8

* At constant scope and December 2018 YTD average exchange rates

·         IFRS 15 accounting standard “Revenue from contracts with customers” is applicable from January 1, 2018 onwards and its impact on the FY 2017 revenue is –2.6%

·         Internal transfers correspond to transfer and refocus of some contracts between Merchant Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services.

·         Scope effects on revenue and OMDA correspond to:         

         o    In Merchant Services:         

               §  Addition for SIX Payment Services (1 month), MRL Posnet and Digital River World Payments (10 months); and

              §  Deduction for Paysquare Belgium (3 months).

        o    In Financial Services:

             §  Addition for SIX Payment Services (1 month), First Data Baltics (9 months) and Diamis (12 months); and

             §  Deduction for Chèques Services (6 months).

·         Exchange rate effects correspond mainly to the depreciation of the Argentinian Peso and of Asian currencies.

 

The 2017 figures for revenue and OMDA presented in this press release are based on constant scope and foreign exchange rates (restated from IFRS 15) data.

 

Q4 2018 revenue performance by Global Business Line

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

In € million

 

Q4 2018

Q4 2017*

% Growth

Merchant Services & Terminals

 

194.5

188.9

+3.0%

Financial Services

 

216.8

200.4

+8.2%

Mobility & e-Transactional Services

 

79.6

69.4

+14.7%

Worldline

 

490.9

458.7

+7.0%

* At constant scope and December 2018 YTD average exchange rates and restated from IFRS 15

 

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Forthcoming events

April 24, 2019              First quarter 2019 revenue

April 30, 2019              Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
 

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Contacts

Worldline Investor Relations

David Pierre-Kahn

Email: David.pierre-kahn@worldline.com

Worldline Communication

Sandrine van der Ghinst

Email: sandrine.vanderghinst@worldline.com

 

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About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. With innovation at the core of its DNA, Worldline core offerings include Pan-European and domestic Commercial Acquiring for physical or online businesses, secured payment transaction processing for banks and financial institutions, as well as transactional services in e-Ticketing and for local and central public agencies.

Thanks to a presence in 30+ countries, Worldline is the payment partner of choice for merchants, banks, public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies, delivering cutting-edge digital services.

Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline and Mobility & e-Transactional Services. Worldline employs circa 11,500 people worldwide, with estimated pro forma revenue of circa 2.3 billion euros on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company. worldline.com

 

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Disclaimer

This document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including references, concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future which may significantly impact the expected performance indicated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are linked to factors out of the control of the Company and not precisely estimated, such as market conditions or competitors behaviors. Any forward-looking statements made in this document are statements about Worldline’s beliefs and expectations and should be evaluated as such. Forward-looking statements include statements that may relate to Worldline’s plans, objectives, strategies, goals, future events, future revenues or synergies, or performance, and other information that is not historical information. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2017 Registration Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on March 21, 2018 under the filling number: D.18-0163, and its update filed with the AMF on August 1, 2018 under the registration number: D.18-0163-A01.

Worldline’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018 were approved by the Board of Directors on February 18, 2019. Audit procedures have been performed and the auditors’ reports are being issued.

Revenue organic growth and Operating Margin before Depreciation and Amortization (OMDA) improvement are presented at constant scope and exchange rates, and restated for the impacts of IFRS 15. OMDA is presented as defined in the 2017 Registration Document. Starting January 1st, 2018, dividends paid to non-controlling interests are not anymore a Free Cash Flow item but reported in line ‘Dividends paid’.

Global Business Lines include Merchant Services (in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech republic, France, Germany, India, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA), Financial Services (in Belgium, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom), and Mobility & e-Transactional Services (in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Chile, China, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom).

Worldline does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any of the information above except as otherwise required by law.

This document does not contain or constitute an offer of Worldline’s shares for sale or an invitation or inducement to invest in Worldline’s shares in France, the United States of America or any other jurisdiction.

 

[1] volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of Worldline Shares during the 20 trading days period ending on March 31, 2020 (inclusive)

[2] EPS including the impacts of potentially dilutive instruments, calculated on the net income Group share adjusted for non-recurring items (Group share), net of tax

[3] Corresponding to an initial guidance of 23% to 24% pre IFRS 16 impact estimated at c.+180 basis points on OMDA.