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Aug 4, 2021
12:36p 08/04/2021 | 12:56pm EDT Message : AS AT 30 JUNE 2021 Main consolidated results and KPIs, as at June 30th, 2021, compared to June 30th, 2020: Gross Book Value growing to Euro 159.5 billion, from Euro 157.7 billion at the end of 2020 New servicing contracts in 2021 YTD worth approximately Euro 5.2 billion of Gross Book Value (excluding Project Frontier), on track to achieve, and possibly exceed, the targets set for 2021 of Euro 7-9 billion Project Frontier: consortium composed by doValue, Bain and Fortress chosen by NBG as the preferred bidder for a landmark Euro 6 billion HAPS securitization which would allow doValue to exceed targets for 2021. Signing expected in the month of August Inflows from long-termforward flow agreements in 2021 YTD worth approximately Euro 2.0 billion, already meeting the Euro 2 billion target set for 2021 Gross revenues of Euro 254.2 million, +54% compared to Euro 165.3 million in H1 2020 EBITDA excluding non-recurringitems of Euro 72.9 million, +104% compared to Euro 35.7 million in H1 2020; EBITDA margin excluding non-recurring items at 29% (22% in H1 2020) Net profit excluding non-recurringitems of Euro 13.5 million, compared to a negative result of Euro 8.1 million in H1 2020 Net Debt of Euro 387.8 million, improving from Euro 410.6 million at the end of 2020; operating cash flow of Euro 36.8 million (51% of EBITDA) and free cash flow at Euro 21.4 million (29% of EBITDA) Pro Forma Leverage1 (net debt divided by EBITDA LTM) equal to 2.4x, compared to 2.6x at the end of 2020 Successfully refinanced Senior Facility Agreement of Euro 249 million through the issuance of a Euro 300 million Senior Secured Notes achieving greater flexibility in the financing structure 1 Pro Forma to include the effects of the FPS (now doValue Greece) acquisition. Rome, August 4th, 2021 - The Board of Directors of doValue S.p.A. (the "Company", or "doValue", or the "Group") today approved the Consolidated Half Year Report as of June 30th, 2021, with results coherent with the trading and liquidity update provided on July 12th, 2021. The results achieved in 2021 YTD show a strong intake of new service agreements representing an early sign of the expected growth in the non-performing loans stock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrating doValue's strong competitive positioning in its reference market. Collections are translating in a solid set of financial results, in line with the trend recorded in Q1 2021, despite the judicial activity has not fully returned to pre-COVID levels. In H1 2021, doValue registered Gross Revenues of Euro 254.2 million, increased by 54% compared to Euro 165.3 million in H1 2020, and growing also on pro-forma basis (+14%). Servicing Revenues from NPL, UTP and REO, doValue's main business representing 91% of consolidated revenues, amount to Euro 232.4 million increased by 57% compared to Euro 147.7 million in H1 2020, mainly due to the positive contribution of doValue Greece, consolidated from June 2020, and to the recovery of collections (that in March-June 2020 period had been strongly impacted by the first measures to contain COVID-19). Overall Collections at Group level have increased by 67% from Euro 1.6 billion in H1 2020 to Euro 2.7 billion in H1 2021. Revenues continue to be supported by base fees at 35% of gross revenues (compared to 39% in H1 2020, a period impacted by much lower collection levels). Co-Investment Revenues and Revenues from Ancillary Products and Minor Activities, equal to Euro 21.8 million, increased by 23% compared to Euro 17.7 million in H1 2020 (accounting for 9% of the revenues) mainly due to the inclusion of Euro 4.1 million of co-investment capital gain related to the sale of mezzanine and junior notes in H1 2021. Other ancillary revenues remain stable at Euro 17.7 million and are generated from data services, due diligence, master servicing and legal services in Italy and from property management and real estate development services in Spain. Net revenues, at Euro 222.1 million, increased by 55% from Euro 143.2 million in H1 2020. During the period there has been an increase in outsourcing fees (in absolute terms) due to the increase in collection activities and the inclusion of doValue Greece in the consolidation perimeter. In relative terms however, the impact of outsourcing fees remains stable at c. 13%. Operating expenses, amounting to Euro 149.2 million (Euro 115.7 million in H1 2020). The increase in operating costs from H1 2020, albeit still lower than the increase in revenues, is caused principally by the enlarged consolidation perimeter and the end of the extraordinary measures on HR cost reduction (such as limits on variable remunerations and State aid support). In relative terms, the Group has recorded a reduction in staff costs from 47% to 42% of gross revenues. Further efficiency measures will continue to positively impact other operating costs mostly in relation to the benefits of the IBM outsourcing agreement and reduction of real estate expenses due to reducing number of offices. EBITDA excluding non-recurringitems amounted to Euro 72.9 million, increasing by 104% from Euro 35.7 million in H1 2020. The EBITDA margin (excluding non-recurring items) stands at 29% (compared to 22% in H1 2020). Considering the marginal impact on non-recurring items on H1 2021, the Reported EBITDA stands at Euro 72.9 million. EBITDA grew in H1 2021 also on a pro-forma basis vs H1 2020 by 7%. 2 Net profit excluding non-recurringitems is positive and equal to Euro 13.5 million, compared to a negative net result of Euro 8.1 million in H1 2020. The increase is linked to EBITDA growth, partially offset by higher D&A mainly resulting from the acquisitions of doValue Greece and Altamira (from Euro 36.0 million in H1 2020 to Euro 38.3 million in H1 2021), by higher financial charges (from Euro 6.6 million in H1 2020 to Euro 13.6 million in H1 2021 due to the debt incurred to complete the acquisition of doValue Greece) and by the benefit from lower tax rate in Greece decreased from 24% to 22% with retroactive effect from January 1st, 2021. Reported net profit including non-recurring items is positive by Euro 8.6 million (it was negative for Euro 18.4 million in H1 2020). Net Working Capital amounted to Euro 131.2 million, a 6% increase from Euro 123.3 million at the end of 2020 due to growth in receivables (partially offset by the growth in payables). It should be noted that the level of Net Working Capital at the end of June 2021 is only 28% higher than the level at the end of June 2020, even considering the 54% increase in Gross Revenues, confirming the positive impact on cash generation of the Greek acquisition already observed at the end of the year. Net Debt stands at Euro 387.8 million, an improvement from the Euro 410.6 million at the end of 2020. The trend is reflected in an improvement in Pro Forma leverage, expressed by the ratio of net debt to LTM Pro Forma EBITDA, at 2.4x compared to 2.6x as of the end of December 2020, despite the inclusion in LTM EBITDA of full COVID-19 effect (EBITDA LTM at the end of December 2020 still included the first two months of 2020 of undisrupted activity). The positive performance of doValue's operating activity resulted in operating cash flow of Euro 36.8 million (51% of EBITDA), free cash flow at Euro 21.4 million (29% of EBITDA) and overall cash generation of Euro 22.8 million (which includes also disposal of financial assets for Euro 24.4 million and the dividend payment of Euro 18.9 million). Tax Assets for DTA amounted to Euro 105.0 million at the end of June 2021, increased by 2% from Euro 102.9 million at the end of 2020. Comparing the H1 2021 results with H1 2020 results at constant consolidation perimeter (i.e. Pro Forma), thus simulating the effects of the consolidation of doValue Greece from January 2020 and not from June 2020 as reflected in the Group's accounting documents, gross revenues recorded an increase of 14% and EBITDA excluding non-recurring items recorded an increase of 7%. Gross Book Value The Gross Book Value as of June 30th, 2021, stood at Euro 159.5 million, a level 1% higher than the Gross Book Value at the end of 2020. New inflows (from both existing and new clients) in H1 2021 compensated collections, sales, net write offs and disposals. During the first seven months of 2021, doValue was awarded new servicing contracts worth approximately Euro 5.2 billion in Italy, and Spain. Approximately Euro 3.4 billion of these agreements will be finalised and onboarded by the end of 2021. The new agreements do not include the potential signing of Project Frontier. The new service agreements secured by doValue since the start of 2021 represent a positive sign of the expected growth in the non-performing loans stock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrate doValue's strong competitive positioning in its reference market and provide confidence around the achievement of the Euro 7-9 billion target inflows from new clients targeted for 2021. In addition, the Gross Book Value has also been underpinned, as usual, by inflows from existing multi-yearforward-flows contracts in Spain, Greece, Italy and Cyprus for an amount equal to Euro 2.0 billion in the first half of 2021, already meeting the Euro 2 billion target for 2021. 3 Issuance of Senior Secured Notes On July 22nd, 2021, doValue has successfully completed the issuance of the Euro 300 million senior secured notes due 2026 reserved for certain qualified investors at a fixed rate equal to 3.375% per annum and an issue price equal to 100.0% (the "Notes"). The issuance received strong interest from investors, resulting in a significantly oversubscribed order book. The Company continues to diversify its investor base, with the majority of the offering allocated to international investors. The yield to maturity at pricing represents a significant improvement in comparison to that of the existing senior secured notes due 2025, which were issued in August 2020. The rating of the Notes is confirmed in line with the Corporate Credit rating of doValue at BB/Stable Outlook by Standard & Poor's and BB/Stable Outlook by Fitch, the highest among peers. The Notes have been admitted to listing on the Euro MTF market, organized and managed by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The proceeds of the Notes have been used by the Company (i) to prepay and cancel the outstanding senior facility agreement entered into on March 22nd, 2019 (including accrued interest thereon and related interest rate swaps), (ii) to pay fees and expenses incurred in connection with the transaction, and (iii) with the remainder to be held as cash for general corporate purposes. The refinancing of the notes allows doValue to benefit from strong debt market conditions while lengthening debt maturities, reducing future cash outflows due to debt amortization and including flexibility to translate the capital structure into an unsecured and unguaranteed one. Project Frontier On July 21st, 2021, National Bank of Greece announced that the consortium composed by doValue (through its subsidiary doValue Greece), Bain and Fortress had been chosen as the preferred bidder in relation to Project Frontier for a short period of exclusive negotiations. doValue expects potential signing of the transaction in the month of August. Given the participation of Fortress to the consortium, certain aspects of Project Frontier could be classified as a related party transaction. Disclosure of the main relevant terms and conditions will be made, if required, in accordance with the disclosure obligation pursuant to the Consob Regulation 17221/2010 after signing of the contractual documentation, without prejudice to any additional disclosure necessary pursuant to article 17 Regulation (UE) no. 596/2014. 4 Tax claim related to the Altamira acquisition In April 2021, Altamira and Altamira Asset Management Holdings, S.I. and the Spanish Tax Authority (Agencia Tributaria) entered into the Spanish Tax Authority Agreement that required doValue to pay Euro 34 million, Euro 32 million of which doValue paid on July 5th, 2021. doValue has already triggered the contractual safeguards provided for in the Altamira Acquisition Agreement by bringing claims under an insurance policy to recover and made claims under the additional contractual safeguards provided for in the Altamira Acquisition Agreement against the entire amount to be paid in connection with the tax inspection. Following the relevant request for compensation, the Company believes that it should be able to recover the amount fully or partially. doValue has already recovered Euro 5 million to date of the Euro 34 million total claim. The Company expects to recover the remaining amounts before the end of 2022, although no assurances can be made that we will achieve that timing and that we will be able to recover it at all. In this respect, pending the discussions on the potential responsibilities of Altamira Asset Management Holding S.I. in relation to the tax inspection proceeding, doValue has suspended the payment of the earn-out for Altamira acquisition. OUTLOOK The servicing market in Southern Europe continues to be vibrant, with banking institutions particularly keen to accelerate their asset quality projects in view of the expected rise in default rates, despite the fact that NPE ratios are kept artificially under control by moratoria and other measures to support the economy. For this reason, inflows from long-termforward-flows contracts have already reached the Company's guidance (Euro 2 billion for the full year 2021). Nevertheless, doValue was able to secure significant new mandates during the first half of 2021 in most of the markets in which it operates and expects to continue this trend during the rest of the year with important mandates that are already in pipeline and which will be completed in the second half of 2021. Progresses in the vaccination campaign and the reopening of economic activities that are taking place throughout Europe as well as end of limitations on auctions on first-house mortgages in Italy, ahead of the summer season, are supporting a recovery in court activities already well underway during H2 2020 and continued in H1 2021.This will allow doValue to accelerate collection rates by recovering part of the backlog of 2020. The positive development of the business, the progressive improvement of the collections and a conservative approach on costs will continue to support the profitability and the cash generation capacity of doValue, thanks also to a solid balance sheet and a low leverage, important defensive features in the current context. 5 This is an excerpt of the original content. To continue reading it, access the original document here . Attachments
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