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Nordic Fibreboard AS Audited Annual Report 2020

Nordic Fibreboard AS
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On 27 April 2021, the Supervisory Board of Nordic Fibreboard AS approved the company's audited annual report for 2020.

OVERVIEW

Consolidated net sales for 2020 were € 10.27 million from continuing operations, being a 23% decrease compared to 2019 (2019: € 13.33 million from continuing operations). Fibreboard sales for year 2020 were € 10.00 million, which is 15% decrease from year 2019 sales of € 11.75 million. The main reason for the decrease in sales revenue was the loss of customers in the display board segment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All production in this sector was produced at the Püssi factory, which was closed in March 2020.

Furniture retail sales in 2020 were € 56 thousand (2019: € 1,515 thousand). The retail sale of furniture has ended with the closure of the last shop on 31.01.2020 and the sales recorded in 2020 was from some remaining stock.

The sales revenue in 2020 from real estate management was € 212 thousand (2019: € 111 thousand), one of the reasons for the increase in sales revenue is that in 2020 the real estate management company operated throughout the financial year, but in 2019 it started operations in May.

Nordic Fibreboard AS recorded positive EBITDA of € 540 thousand for full year 2020 from continuing operations (vs positive € 325 thousand in 2019 from continuing operations). The EBITDA result for 2019 includes one-off operating income of € 324 thousand from revaluation of its property subsidiary Pärnu Riverside Development, while the EBITDA result for the 2020 includes one-off expense in the Group’s fibreboard subsidiary of € 38 thousand for the removal of previously used office building located at the fibreboard site in Pärnu. The main reason for such a large change in EBITDA are the improved efficiency of Nordic Fibreboard Ltd OÜ. The closure of the Püssi fibreboard factory enabled us to switch the Püssi factory construction sector orders to our Pärnu factory, and we started a 4th shift in Pärnu in April 2020 as a result thereof. The Pärnu factory is now running continuously, except for a one-shift maintenance stop every month. This has led to increased machine utilisation, and gross margin for Nordic Fibreboard Ltd OÜ has therefore increased substantially, being 25% in 2020 (from being 15% in 2019).

At the end of 2020, Nordic Fibreboard AS and Nordic Fibreboard Ltd entered into a new loan agreement with their current lender Swedbank AS and new lender, the Rural Development Foundation, to refinance Group`s loans and overdrafts. The refinancing enabled the Group to restructure its loan liabilities from € 4.4 million to € 3.2 million.

At the regular General Meeting of Shareholders held on 10.08.2020, a decision made to introduce no-par value shares and to reduce the share capital of Nordic Fibreboard AS by 2,249,530.50 euros, from 2,699,436.60 euros to 449,906.10 euros by reducing the book value of shares. The number of shares remained the same, but the book value of the share decreased from 0.60 euros to 0.10 euros.

Furniture retail EBITDA for 2020 was negative € 40 thousand (2019: negative € 200 thousand). Real Estate Management EBITDA for 2020 was € 0 (2019: positive € 352 thousand).

Net profit for full-year 2020 was € 1,074 thousand from continuing operations (2019: net loss of € 1,127 thousand from continuing operations).

GROUP’S REVENUE BY ACTIVITY

€ thousand

% of net sales

2020

2019

2020

2019

Continued operations

Fibreboards production and sales

10,001

11,745

97%

81%

Furniture retail

56

1,515

1%

10%

Real Estate Management

212

111

2%

1%

Group transactions

(0)

(38)

(0%)

(0%)

Total

10,269

13,333

100%

92%

Discontinued operations

0

1,215

0%

8%

TOTAL

10,269

14,548

100%

100%

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AND CASH FLOW STATEMENT

As of 31.12.2020 the total assets of Nordic Fibreboard AS were € 7.7 million (31.12.2019: € 9.1 million). The liabilities of the company as of 31.12.2020 were € 5.0 million (31.12.2019: € 7.5 million), of which Nordic Fibreboard has borrowings of € 3.2 million as at 31.12.2020 (31.12.2019: € 4.6 million).

Receivables and prepayments amounted to € 0.8 million as at 31.12.2020 (31.12.2019: € 1.4 million). Inventories were € 0.5 million as of 31.12.2020 (31.12.2019: € 0.9 million). The fair value of financial assets (i.e. Trigon Property Development shares) increased from € 397 thousand as of 31.12.2019 to € 450 thousand as of 31.12.2020. As of 31.12.2020 and 31.12.2019, Real Estate Investments amounted to € 1.1 million, property, plant, equipment and intangibles were € 4.7 million as of 31.12.2020 (€ 5.2 million as of 31.12.2019).

In 2020, the Group’s cash flows from operating activities totalled € 150 thousand € (2019: € 516 thousand). Investment activities resulted in cash outflows in amount of € 56 thousand in 2020, compared to outflows in amount € 153 thousand in 2019. Financing activities also resulted in cash outflows of € 75 thousand in 2020 (2019: € outflow 410 thousand). Net cash effect in 2020 € was positive 19 thousand, which is € 66 thousand more cash inflow compared to the cash outflow in the amount of € 47 thousand in 2019.

In 2020, investments in non-current assets totalled € 110 thousand. In 2019, the investments totalled € 133 thousand.

FINANCIAL RATIOS

€ thousand

Income statement

2020

2019

Revenue

10,269

13,333

EBITDA

540

325

EBITDA margin

5%

2%

Operating profit

(19)

(343)

Operating margin

(0%)

(3%)

Net profit

1,074

(1,127)

Net margin

10%

(8%)

Discontinued operations

0

(271)

TOTAL NET PROFIT

1,074

(1,398)

Statement of financial position

31.12.2020

31.12.2019

Total assets

7,650

9,045

Return on assets

14%

(12%)

Equity

2,648

1,542

Return on equity

41%

(73%)

Debt-to-equity ratio

65%

83%

Share

31.12.2020

31.12.2019

Last Price*

0.45

0.41

Earnings per share

0.24

(0.31)

Price-earnings ratio

1.89

(1.32)

Book value of a share

0.59

0.34

Market to book ratio

0.76

1.20

Market capitalization, € thousand

2,025

1,845

Number of shares, piece

4,499,061

4,499,061

EBITDA = Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
EBITDA margin = EBITDA / Revenue
Operating margin = Operating profit / Revenue
Net margin = Net profit / Revenue
Return on assets = Net profit / Total assets
Return on equity = Net profit / Equity
Debt-to-equity ratio = Liabilities / Total assets
Earnings per share = Net profit / Total shares
Price-earnings ratio = Last price / Earnings per share
Book value of a share = Equity / Total shares
Market to book ratio = Last price / Book value of a share
Market capitalization = Last price * Total number of shares
*http://www.nasdaqbaltic.com/

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

€ thousand

31.12.2020

31.12.2019

Cash and cash equivalents

26

7

Receivables and prepayments (Note 5)

794

1,394

Inventories (Note 6)

544

894

Total current assets

1,364

2,296

Investment property (Note 7)

1,134

1,121

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss (Note 9)

451

397

Property, plant and equipment (Note 8)

4,695

5,212

Intangible assets (Note 8)

6

19

Total non-current assets

6,286

6,749

TOTAL ASSETS

7,650

9,045

Borrowings (Notes 10)

756

4,547

Payables and prepayments (Notes 11)

1,574

2,665

Short-term provisions (Note 12)

18

20

Total current liabilities

2,348

7,232

Long-term borrowings (Notes 10)

2,493

92

Long-term provisions (Note 12)

161

179

Total non-current liabilities

2,654

271

Total liabilities

5,002

7,503

Share capital (at nominal value) (Note 13)

450

2,699

Share premium

0

364

Statutory reserve capital

0

288

Other reserves

0

84

Retained earnings (loss)

2,198

(1,894)

Total equity

2,648

1,542

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

7,650

9,045


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

€ thousand

2020

2019

Continued operations

Revenue (Note 22)

10,269

13,333

Cost of goods sold (Note 15)

8,099

11,538

Gross profit

2,170

1,796

Distribution costs (Note 16)

1,283

1,698

Administrative expenses (Note 17)

605

658

Other operating income (Note 19)

42

351

Other operating expenses (Note 19)

342

134

Operating profit (loss)

(19)

(343)

Finance income (Note 20)

1,291

19

Finance costs (Note 20)

199

803

LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX

1,074

(1,127)

NET PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

1,074

(1,127)

Net profit (loss) for the financial year from discontinuing operations

0

(271)

NET PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR

1,074

(1,398)

Basic earnings per share (Note 14)

0.24

(0.31)

Diluted earnings per share (Note 14)

0.24

(0.30)


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

€ thousand

2020

2019

Cash flows from operating activities

Operating profit (loss)

(19)

(343)

Adjustments:

Depreciation charge (Notes 8)

560

669

Profit/loss from revaluation of real estate investment (Note 7)

(5)

(327)

Profit/loss from sale of non-current asset

(28)

0

Profit/loss on non-current asset write-off

2

2

Profit/loss from revaluation of financial assets (Note 9;21)

(53)

25

Non-monetary transactions: reserve for share option

32

39

Expenses of doubtful receivables

0

1

Change in trade and other receivables (Note 5)

600

(651)

Change in inventories (Note 6)

350

581

Change in trade and other payables (Note 11)

(1,091)

617

Discontinued operations

0

131

Cash generated from operations

348

744

Interest payments (Note 21)

(192)

(221)

Net other financial income and expense (Note 21)

(6)

(7)

Net cash generated from operating activities

150

516

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (Notes 8)

(78)

(133)

Disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (Note 8)

29

0

Purchase of investment property (Note 7)

(7)

(20)

Net cash used in investing activities

(56)

(153)

Cash flows from financing activities

Loans received (Note 10)

1,200

0

Repayment of loans received (Note 10)

(853)

(306)

Loans received from related parties (Note 10)

549

304

Repayment of loans received from related parties (Note 10)

(569)

(284)

Repayment of principal element of lease liabilities (Note 10)

(62)

(96)

Change in overdraft (Note 10)

(340)

(28)

Net cash (used in)/from financing activities

(75)

(410)

NET CHANGE IN CASH

19

(47)

OPENING BALANCE OF CASH

7

54

CLOSING BALANCE OF CASH

26

7

The audited annual report of Nordic Fibreboard AS for 2020 is attached to the stock exchange announcement and is published on the websites of NASDAQ Tallinn and Nordic Fibreboard (https://group.nordicfibreboard.com/en/investor/financial-reports/annual-reports)

Torfinn Losvik
CEO & Chairman of the Management Board
Phone: + 372 56 99 09 88
E-mail: torfinn.losvik@nordicfibreboard.com

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