Interim Report Q1 2024

May 8, 2024 at 9:13 AM CEST

2024 off to a good start with continued revenue growth

Revenue growth of 14% in Q1 2024, primarily arising from our key Cloud ERP Business Lines, Dynamics and M3. EBITDA amounted to DKK 55m, corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 12.4%. Excluding a net gain of DKK 20m from settlement of M3CS legal case, the EBITDA margin was 7.9%. Overall, a satisfactory start to the year.

“We came off to a good start of the year driven by strong performance in our Cloud ERP business. Our customers’ focus on safeguarding critical business systems is currently reshaping demand, thus underlining the strength of our end-to-end portfolio of services in a wide range of markets,” says CEO & President, Søren Krogh Knudsen

Q1 2024 highlights

  • Revenue growth of 14% amounting to DKK 444m. 11% growth adjusted for acquisitions and currency.
  • EBITDA amounted to DKK 55m. DKK 35m adjusted for the M3CS legal case.
  • EBITDA margin was 12.4% compared to 10.0% in Q1 2023. Adjusted for the M3CS legal case, EBITDA margin was 7.9%.
  • Efficiency of 62% in Q1 2024, compared to 64% in Q1 2023.

Service revenue split on Business Lines

DKK ´000Q1 2024Q1 2023∆%
Digital Commerce53,37958,681-9%
Data & AI18,70719,366-3%
Customer Experience & Engagement19,42715,60225%
Other Local Business6,2496,2560%
Total sale of services428,842376,88014%
Total sale of products 15,39813,62013%
Total net revenue444,240390,50014%

Service revenue split on Market Units

DKK ´000Q1 2024Q1 2023∆%
Total sale of services428,842376,88014%
Total sale of products 15,39813,62013%
Total net revenue444,240390,50014%

Outlook 2024 maintained
Based on the development in the first quarter of 2024, our strong pipeline and order backlog, we maintain our 2024 expectations:

  • Revenue guidance expected to be in the range of 8-10% organic growth
  • EBITDA margin expected to be in the range of 9-10%

Live webcast and conference call on 8 May 2024
Columbus is hosting a live webcast and conference call on 8 May 2024 at 13:00 CET. The webcast is hosted by CEO & President Søren Krogh Knudsen and Group CFO Brian Iversen.

Webcast: Please login to the webcast via Columbus’ investor site where you can follow the presentation and submit your written questions during the call:

Conference call:

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Live presentation on 15 May 2024
H C Andersen Capital will host a live presentation of Q1 2024 results on 15 May 2024 at 11:00 CET. Presenters from Columbus A/S will be CEO & President Søren Krogh Knudsen and Group CFO Brian Iversen.

You can already now submit questions and sign up for the event via this link:

A recording of the presentation will be available via the same link.

For further information, please contact:

  • Søren Krogh Knudsen, CEO & President, Tel.: +45 7020 5000

About Columbus 
Columbus is a global digital consultancy specialized in solving complex challenges for customers in the manufacturing, retail & distribution, food & beverage, and life science industries. With over 1,600 digital advisors in more than ten countries, we deliver business-critical solutions in areas such as CloudERP, Data & Analytics, Application Management, Digital Commerce, Cybersecurity, AI Innovation, and ESG. With headquarters in Denmark and presence worldwide, we ensure local delivery of our services on a global scale.

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