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Global Graphics financials show growth

Global Graphics has published its half year report and interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2021, which show significant revenue and EBITDA growth.

Revenue (unaudited) from continuing operations for the period was up 99.7% to 23.77m Euro, compared with 11.90m Euro for the same period in 2020 and EBITDA (unaudited) increased 48.6% to 5.81m Euro from 3.91m Euro in 2020. 

Mike Rottenborn, Global Graphics CEO, said: “Global Graphics started 2021 with the acquisition of Hybrid Software, a strategic technology partner which effectively doubled our headcount and revenue. Revenues from Hybrid for the first half of 2021 were 10.4m Euro, an increase of more than 30% from 2020, with EBITDA at 35% of revenue.

“Meteor Inkjet outperformed its revenue targets again, with continued strong sales in the Chinese ceramics market. However, sales from outside of China continue to grow, both due to increased orders from existing customers worldwide and from many new customers, especially in the 3D printing and additive manufacturing segment.

“Xitron’s sales have been bolstered both by increased OEM business and by end users upgrading older Navigator Rips to the newest version built on Harlequin V13.  As the industry resumes physical, in-person trade shows in the US later this quarter, we expect Xitron’s revenues to continue to increase. 

“Global Graphics Software (GGS) has started to see an uptick in the royalties from key OEM customers as the pandemic recedes, although this is a lagging indicator of the recovery since royalties are not reported until printing devices are installed and signed off by customers. The cancellation of Drupa earlier this year also resulted in the postponement of some OEM product launches. However, GGS, with other group companies, pressed ahead with the introduction of our first co-developed product, the SmartDFE, a turnkey Digital Front End for inkjet printers of labels and product packaging which has stimulated much interest in the industry.

“Our results set us on the right path for future growth and I anticipate the remainder of 2021 to show a strong performance also.”

Global Graphics Chairman Guido Van der Schueren added: “These results underline how Hybrid Software and Global Graphics together are a winning combination. Together we occupy a unique position in the industry as provider of hardware and software components to OEM and end-user customers required to drive digital printing equipment. We have many customers in common who are excited about the opportunities presented by a broader range of innovative solutions.  These are encouraging signals for future growth and value for shareholders.” 

Following the acquisition of Hybrid Software Group on 12 January 2021 and significant year-on-year growth from the printhead solutions segment, revenue and EBITDA from continuing operations for the six months ended 30 June 2021 have improved significantly over the same period in 2020. 

With the addition of Hybrid Software, the group’s reporting segments are now printing software, printhead solutions, enterprise software (a new segment for enterprise workflow software used primarily for the production of labels and packaging), and ‘group’ (for group related expenses that are not allocated to another segment).

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