YEAR-END REPORT JANUARY – DECEMBER 2017

HiQ – BEST SO FAR

JANUARY – DECEMBER 2017

  • Net sales total SEK 1 787.9 (1 659.4) million, an increase with 7.7 per cent
  • Operating profit (EBIT) is SEK 214.4 (207.9) million, equivalent to an operating margin of 12.0 per cent
  • Pre-tax profit of SEK 213.5 (207.4) million
  • Profit after tax of SEK 165.3 (161.4) million
  • Earnings per share of SEK 3.00 (2.97)
  • Cash flow from operations of SEK 164.1 (131.7) million
  • Liquid assets of SEK 205.1 million
  • The Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of SEK 3.30 per share to be distributed to the shareholders, totalling 183.0 million

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2017

  • Net sales total SEK 494.7 (460.5) million, an increase with 7.4 per cent
  • Operating profit (EBIT) is SEK 62.4 (56.5) million, equivalent to an operating margin of 12.6 per cent
  • Pre-tax profit of SEK 62.3 (56.5) million
  • Profit after tax of SEK 48.2 (43.8) million
  • Earnings per share of SEK 0.87 (0.80)
  • Cash flow from operations of SEK 51.4 (29.6) million

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE YEAR

  • HiQ signs framework agreement with one of the biggest banks in Scandinavia
  • HiQ develops a new loyalty portal for Circle K
  • HiQ helps Wärtsilä develop a new global intranet
  • HiQ becomes game development partner for state-owned Finnish gaming company Veikkaus
  • HiQ expands its cooperation with Eltel and establishes a new unit in Gdansk, Poland
  • HiQ becomes a digital partner to infrastructure and construction services provider Destia
  • HiQ´s integration platform FRENDS is chosen by Finnish S-Bank
  • HiQ is appointed digital partner to Awapatent
  • HiQ becomes strategic partner to bank- and insurance group Skandia
  • HiQ signs framework agreement with Zenuity for development of systems for autonomous cars

ACQUISITIONS

  • HiQ strengthens its position in web and digital development with the acquisition of Presis in Skåne

AWARDS

  • HiQ and the city of Enköping win the award “Best municipality web of the year”
  • HiQ’s team from Great Apes in Helsinki win prizes in Red Dot Awards, Vuoden Huiput and European Design Awards

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE FOURTH QUARTER

  • HiQ creates unique restaurant experience at LEGO House in Billund, Denmark
  • HiQ develops a prototype for a fully mobile digital driving licence for the Finnish Road Safety Council
  • HiQ is assigned as communication agency for Swedish Royal Opera
  • Johanna Fagrell Köhler resigns from HiQ’s Board of Directors

  
This information is information that HiQ International AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out, at 07.30 CET on 30 January 2018.

HiQ helps to make the world a better place by making people’s lives simpler through technology, design and communication. We are the perfect partner for everyone eager to achieve results that make a difference in a digital world. Founded in 1995, HiQ has more than 1,600 specialists in six countries and is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap List. For more information and inspiration, visit www.hiq.se

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HiQ helps to make the world a better place by making people’s lives simpler through technology, design and communication. We are the perfect partner for everyone eager to achieve results that make a difference in a digital world. Founded in 1995, HiQ has 1,600 specialists in six countries and is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap list. For more information and inspiration, please visit www.hiq.se.

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