TORONTO, ONTARIO (November 3, 2021) – Topicus.com Inc. (TSXV:TOI) in a joint release with Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) today announced financial results for Topicus.com Inc. (“Topicus” or the “Company”) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. Please note that all amounts referred to in this press release are in Euros unless otherwise stated.
The following press release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and the accompanying notes, our Management Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements of Constellation Software Netherlands Holding Cooperatief U.A. (the “Topicus Coop” or “CSNH”) for the year ended December 31, 2020, which we prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and the Company’s annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2020, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Topicus.com Inc.’s website www.topicus.com. Additional information about Topicus.com Inc. is also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Q3 2021 Headlines:
- Revenue increased 46% (5% organic growth) to €177.1 million compared to €121.2 million in Q3 2020.
- Net income decreased to €18.1 million (€0.09 on a diluted per share basis) from €19.3 million (€0.16 on a diluted per share basis) in Q3 2020.
- A number of acquisitions were completed for aggregate cash consideration of €13.2 million (which includes acquired cash). Deferred payments associated with these acquisitions have an estimated value of €3.0 million resulting in total consideration of €16.2 million.
- Cash flows from operations (“CFO”) decreased €1.0 million to €8.5 million compared to €9.5 million in Q3 2020.
- Free cash flow available to shareholders1 (“FCFA2S”) decreased €3.1 million to negative €0.5 million compared to €2.6 million in Q3 2020.
- Subsequent to September 30, 2021, the Company completed an agreement to acquire a business in the oil and gas vertical for aggregate cash consideration of US$85.3 million (€73.6 million) on closing plus cash holdbacks of US$9.5 million (€8.2 million) and contingent consideration with a maximum value of US$5.0 million (€4.3 million). The Company will have an equity interest of 60% in the business. The remaining 40% equity interest will be owned by another subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc.
Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was €177.1 million, an increase of 46%, or €55.9 million, compared to €121.2 million for the comparable period in 2020. For the first nine months of 2021 total revenues were €535.0 million, an increase of 50%, or €178.4 million, compared to €356.6 million for the comparable period in 2020. The increase for both the three and nine month periods compared to the same periods in the prior year is primarily attributable to growth from acquisitions as the Company experienced organic growth of 5% and 7% respectively.
Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was €18.1 million compared to net income of €19.3 million for the same period in 2020. On a per share basis, this translated into net income per basic and diluted share of €0.09 in the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to net income per basic share of €0.33 and diluted share of €0.16 for the same period in 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, net loss was €2,249.3 million or a loss €32.78 per basic and diluted share compared to income of €50.8 million or €0.86 per basic share and €0.43 per diluted share for the same period in 2020.
For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, CFO were €8.5 million compared to €9.5 million for the same period in 2020. Many of the businesses invoice customers for annual software maintenance fees in Q1 each year resulting in a disproportionate amount of cash being received in the first quarter as compared to the remaining three quarters.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, CFO increased €12.1 million to €133.7 million compared to €121.6 million for the same period in 2020 representing an increase of 10%.
For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, FCFA2S was negative €0.5 million compared to €2.6 million for the same period in 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, FCFA2S decreased €4.5 million to €66.4 million compared to €70.8 million for the same period in 2020 representing a decrease of 6%.
Members’ Equity of Topicus Coop and Share Capital of Topicus
The Controlling / Non-Controlling interest ("NCI") percentage attributable to the common equity holders is based on Topicus.com Inc.’s ownership in the Topicus Coop.
Calculations as at September 30, 2021 are as follows:
The NCI amount is 38.6% as at September 30, 2021.
As of February 1, 2022, all the preferred shares and preference units will be automatically converted to Subordinate voting shares and/or ordinary units, as applicable.
At that time, assuming no other changes occur, holdings will be as follows:
The NCI amount will then be 38.9%.
Further descriptions of the significant terms and conditions of the preferred shares and preference units are described in Note 9 to the Company’s Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2021.
The market capitalization of the company as reported by the Toronto Stock Venture Exchange is currently based on the 39,870,435 Subordinate voting shares outstanding and excludes all potentially dilutive securities and NCI. On a fully diluted basis and no NCI the market capitalization would be based on 129,841,818 shares.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements herein may be “forward looking” statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Topicus or the industry to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to vary significantly from the results discussed in the forward looking statements. These forward looking statements reflect current assumptions and expectations regarding future events and operating performance and are made as of the date hereof and Topicus assumes no obligation, except as required by law, to update any forward looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances.
Free cash flow available to shareholders ‘‘FCFA2S’’ refers to net cash flows from operating activities less interest paid on lease obligations, interest paid on other facilities, credit facility transaction costs, repayments of lease obligations, and property and equipment purchased, and includes interest and dividends received. The portion of this amount applicable to non-controlling interests is then deducted. Topicus believes that FCFA2S is useful supplemental information as it provides an indication of the uncommitted cash flow that is available to shareholders if Topicus does not make any acquisitions, or investments, and does not repay any debts. While Topicus could use the FCFA2S to pay dividends or repurchase shares, Topicus’ objective is to invest all of our FCFA2S in acquisitions which meet Topicus’ hurdle rate.
FCFA2S is not a recognized measure under IFRS and, accordingly, readers are cautioned that FCFA2S should not be construed as an alternative to net cash flows from operating activities.
The following table reconciles FCFA2S to net cash flows from operating activities:
About Topicus.com Inc.
Topicus’ subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange under the symbol "TOI". Topicus acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses.
About Constellation Software Inc.
Constellation's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CSU". Constellation acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses.
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SOURCE: TOPICUS.COM INC.