Cision AB (publ) - Year-end report January-December 2012, February 7, 2013

Cision reports solid full year results and subscription growth

October–December

  • Total revenue SEK 242 million (252)
  • Organic growth 1% (4%)
  • Operating profit SEK 34 million (30)
  • Operating margin 14.0% (11.7%)
  • Operating cash flow SEK 24 million (20)

January–December

  • Total revenue SEK 987 million (969)
  • Organic growth 4% (0.4%)
  • Subscription growth 7%
  • Operating profit excluding non-recurring items SEK 137 million (132)
  • Operating margin excluding non-recurring items 13.9% (13.6%)
  • Operating cash flow SEK 100 million (81)
  • For 2012, the board proposes a dividend of SEK 2.00 per share

Comment by Cision CEO Hans Gieskes:
“The fourth quarter results were in line with our expectations and more importantly we completed the complex divestment of our US print monitoring business during the quarter. It is never easy to make big changes in headcount and during this quarter the North America headcount did reduce by 20%. Even so we have been able to keep full focus on continuing growth by striking the right balance between investing in sales and marketing and generating savings elsewhere to deliver really solid operating margins. This focus has seen us grow subscription revenue with 7% this year.”

For further information, please contact:

Hans Gieskes, President and CEO, phone 46 (0)8 507 410 11
e-mail: investorrelations@cision.com

Tosh Bruce-Morgan, CFO, telephone 46 (0)8 507 410 11
e-mail: investorrelations@cision.com

Cision AB (publ)
P.O. Box 24194
SE-104 51 Stockholm, Sweden
Corp Identity No. SE556027951401
Telephone: 46 (0)8 507 410 00
http://corporate.cision.com

Cision AB is required to disclose the information in this interim report under Sweden’s Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. It was released for publication at 8:30 a.m. CET on February 7, 2013.

Cision is the leading provider of software, services, and tools to the public relations and marketing industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. Cision is present in Europe, North America and Asia, with partners in over 125 countries and is quoted on the Nordic Exchange with revenue of SEK 1.0 billion in 2012. This press release is also available at http://corporate.cision.com.

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Cision is the leading provider of software, services, and tools to the public relations and marketing industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. Cision is present in Europe, North America and Asia.

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