Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. : Majorel reports strong topline growth of +11% for Q1 2023
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Majorel reports strong topline growth of +11% for Q1 2023
Luxembourg, May 3, 2023: Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. (Euronext Amsterdam: MAJ) (“Majorel”, the ‘’Company”), a global customer experience (CX) leader, today reports on topline results for Q1 2023.
Commenting on the topline results, Thomas Mackenbrock, CEO of Majorel Group said: “I am pleased to report healthy topline growth of 11% in the first quarter of 2023, with a robust performance across all of Majorel’s business Segments. Despite the challenging and more volatile market environment, we have continued to drive the business forward. Our focus will remain on relentlessly delivering amazing CX for our clients and their customers, and also being the best home for talent for our more than 82,000 team members around the world.”
Referring to the recent announcement, by Teleperformance on April, 26, on its proposed acquisition of Majorel, Thomas said: “Becoming part of the TP family is the next natural step in our journey. There are exciting prospects for our clients and team members in joining forces with the Teleperformance team that has paved the way in global digital services over the last four decades. We share the same core values and believe that this new combination will provide many opportunities for all stakeholders.”
Revenue, net revenue, and net revenue by business Segment
Adjusted for the impact of FX, group revenue growth in Q1 2023 was 11%, with an FX impact on group revenue of -0.1% (Q1 2022: +1.6%).
EASA Segment: Europe, Africa, and South America
Net revenue from the EASA Segment (Europe, Africa, South America) was €387 million in Q1 2023 (Q1 2022: €354 million). The increase of +9% compared to Q1 2022 included the (pro-rata) contribution of the acquisitions completed in 2022 (in total accounting for €9 million of net revenue), partially compensating for the natural ending of COVID-19-related business at the end of 2022 (€26 million net revenue contribution in Q1 2022).
Like-for-like, adjusted for M&A and the decline of COVID-19-related business, net revenue in EASA increased by +14% in Q1 2023. This growth was mainly driven by existing and new clients in Global Internet, and the Utilities vertical, as well as the solid development in our near- and offshore locations in Africa, Eastern Europe, and South America.
GEMS Segment: Global English, Middle East, and Southeast Asia
Net revenue from the GEMS Segment (Global English, Middle East, Southeast Asia) was €118 million in Q1 2023 (Q1 2022: €100 million), an increase of +18%. The key driver for this growth was the solid increase of net revenue with Global Internet clients, particularly in the US, the Philippines, and Malaysia; and growth in Saudi Arabia.
CEA Segment: China and East Asia
The CEA Segment reported net revenue of €29 million in Q1 2023 (Q1 2022: €26 million). The growth rate of +15% was driven by the expansion into Japan and South Korea, and the continuing development of digital engagement services in China, with a focus on consumer products and digital clients.
UPDATE ON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
At the end of Q1 2023, 51% of net revenue was from Global Internet Clients (FY 2022: 52%), including 23% of net revenue from Majorel's Content Services, Trust & Safety line of business (FY 2022: 23%). Majorel is committed to providing essential services to its clients, and believes strongly that its services in Content Services, Trust & Safety serve an important function, in ensuring the internet is a safer place for everyone.
Tech & Expert Services (T&E) represented 9% of net revenue in the first quarter of 2023 (FY 2022: 9%), impacted by the natural ending of the COVID-19 related business, which is partially reported within T&E. In December 2022, we launched Majorel X as a platform for CX transformation services. Its comprehensive portfolio spans CX Consulting, Technology, and Design and Creative Services. Majorel X addresses the increasing client demand for an integrated approach to CX transformation.
Offshore represented 42% of net revenue in Q1 2023 (FY 2022: 43%). Net revenue from the Telco sector represented 9% of net revenue (FY 2022: 9%).
Growth with clients
Across all our verticals, we continue to work in true partnership with our clients, both new and existing, and with deep roots built on mutual trust. In Q1 2023, this resulted in net revenue retention (NRR) of 116% (Q1 2022: 116%).
This outlook is based on Majorel’s current assessment on the development of the business in 2023 and the general CX market, combined with economic and labor market conditions in the Company’s global geographic footprint.
For 2023, we expect shifting client needs, some softness in demand, absence of COVID-19-related business, and continued (wage) inflation due to the challenging and more volatile environment. Moreover, ongoing macro-economic uncertainties serve to highlight the importance of ongoing vigilance.
Therefore, based on current assumptions, we expect to grow our net revenue to €2,150-2,250 million. Excluding COVID-19-related business in 2022, this would result in net revenue growth of around +6% to +11%.
Further, the Company expects its Operating EBITDA margin for 2023 to be between 16.5%-17.0%, also factoring in the above-mentioned effects.
We will continue to execute our proven strategy, driven by the expertise and commitment of our people, and built on the trust and loyalty of our long-term clients.
Annual General Meeting June 22, 2023
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 Net revenue for the Group corresponds to revenues as reported in our management reporting less certain direct, order-related external costs which are part of external expenses and costs of materials and consist mainly of cost of services purchased (subcontracted or outsourced services). Net revenue for each Segment corresponds to the according Segment revenues less certain direct, order-related inter-Segment and external costs. Management reporting data excludes revenues from minor activities (primarily the Sonopress Business) outside Majorel Group’s core business which are reported in the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (the “Sonopress Business” is defined as certain non-core business activities historically carried out by Arvato de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which was wound down in 2021). Management believes that the inclusion of supplementary adjustments to Revenue applied in presenting net revenue are appropriate to provide additional information. Management believes that net revenue is a non-IFRS measure representing a core business growth indicator. For more information on the definitions we refer to the Annual Report FY 2022, Chapter 4, Alternative Performance Measures (APMs).
 Like-for-like net revenue growth corresponds to net revenue growth year over year, adjusted for certain specific non-recurring items. For Q1 2023 and Q1 2022, adjustments were made for the reduction in COVID-19 related business and the (pro-rata) contributions of first-time consolidated acquisitions – Alembo, Findasense, and IST (excluding the Mayen acquisition already completed in Q1 2022). Management believes that like-for-like net revenue growth is a non-IFRS measure representing a business growth indicator. For more information on the definitions, we refer to the Annual Report FY 2022, Chapter 4, Alternative Performance Measures (APMs).
 The (pro-rata) contribution of the first-time consolidated acquisitions, being Alembo (June 2, 2022), Findasense (September 1, 2022), and IST (December 1, 2022).
 Adjusted for the delta of COVID-19 related business in Q1 2023 versus Q1 2022.
 The COVID-19 related business and the acquisitions of Alembo, Findasense, and IST are fully reported within the EASA Segment.
 Change in revenue at constant currency exchange rates is calculated as current year revenue less prior year revenue at current year exchange rates, divided by prior year revenue at current year exchange rates.
 The (pro-rata) contribution of the first-time consolidated acquisitions, being Alembo (June 2, 2022), Findasense (September 1, 2022), and IST (December 1, 2022).
 We define “Offshore” as net revenue from the following countries (even if some local business is included): Armenia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, North Macedonia, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Suriname, Togo, and Turkey.
 Net revenue retention (NRR) for Q1 2023 is defined as net revenue generated by clients in Q1 2023 divided by net revenue generated by the same cohort of clients in Q1 2022 (excluding Alembo, Findasense and IST as well as effects from the ending of the COVID-19 related business). Net revenue retention for Q1 2022 is defined as net revenue generated by clients in Q1 2022 divided by net revenue generated by the same cohort of clients in Q1 2021 For more information on the definitions, we refer to the Annual Report FY 2022, Chapter 4, Alternative Performance Measures (APMs).
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