Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - Gemalto

Amsterdam, Mar 6, 2014 -- (ACN Newswire) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital security today announces its results for the full year 2013.

Olivier Piou, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Gemalto closed its 2010-2013 development plan with EUR 348 million in profit from operations, surpassing the plan's profit expansion objective by close to 40%. Excellent operational performance with our customers and tight cost control offset the adverse currency effects. The growth drivers in our markets remain in place and we have good momentum entering our new 2014-2017 development plan, having laid the foundations for a steady progression toward our long-term objectives."

Basis of preparation of financial information

In this press release, the information for the full year of both 2013 and 2012 is presented for "Ongoing operations" and under the 2013 format of segment reporting unless otherwise specified.

Adjusted income statement and profit from operation (PFO) non-GAAP measure

The consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

As required by IFRS 8 Operating segments, the Group reports the performance of its operating segments using the same metric that is internally reported to the Chief Operating Decision Maker for the purpose of making decisions about allocating resources to the segments and assessing their performance. This key metric used to evaluate the business and make operating decisions over the period 2010-2013 and 2014-2017 is the Profit from operations.

Profit from operations (PFO) is a non-GAAP measure defined as the IFRS operating result adjusted for the amortization and depreciation of intangibles resulting from acquisitions, for share-based compensation charges, and for restructuring and acquisition-related expenses. These items are further explained as follows:

-- Amortization and depreciation of intangibles resulting from acquisitions are defined as the amortization and depreciation expenses related to the intangibles recognized as part of the allocation of the excess purchase consideration over the share of net assets acquired.

-- Share-based compensation charges are defined as (i) the discount granted to employees acquiring Gemalto shares under Gemalto Employee Stock Purchase plans; and (ii) the amortization of the fair value of restricted share units granted by the Board of Directors to employees, and the related costs.

-- Restructuring and acquisitions-related expenses are defined as (i) restructuring expenses which are the costs incurred in connection with a restructuring as defined in accordance with the provisions of IAS 37 (e.g. sale or termination of a business, closure of a plant,.), and consequent costs; (ii) reorganization expenses defined as the costs incurred in connection with headcount reductions, consolidation of manufacturing and offices sites, as well as the rationalization and harmonization of the product and service portfolio, and the integration of IT systems, consequent to a business combination; and (iii) transaction costs (such as fees paid as part of the acquisition process).

These non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable IFRS measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS.

In the adjusted income statement, Operating Expenses are defined as the sum of Research and Engineering, Sales and Marketing, General and Administrative expenses, and Other income (expense) net.

EBITDA is defined as PFO plus depreciation and amortization expenses, excluding the above amortization and depreciation of intangibles resulting from acquisitions.

Appendix 2 bridges the adjusted income statement to the IFRS income statement.

Ongoing operations

For a better understanding of the current and future year-on-year evolution of the business, the Company provides an adjusted income statement for "ongoing operations" for both 2013 and 2012 reporting periods.

The adjusted income statement for ongoing operations excludes, as per the IFRS income statement, the contribution from discontinued operations to the income statement, and also the contribution from assets classified as held for sale and from other items not related to ongoing operations.

For the year 2013 and 2012, reported figures for ongoing operations only differ from figures for all operations by the contribution from non-strategic assets held for sale including the gain recognized upon sale of some of these assets.

Appendix 1 bridges the adjusted income statement for ongoing operations to the adjusted income statement for all operations.

Historical exchange rates and constant currency figures

Revenue variations are at constant exchange rates, except where otherwise noted.
All other figures in this press release are at historical exchange rates, except where otherwise noted.

The Company sells its products and services in a very large number of countries and is commonly remunerated in other currencies than the Euro. Fluctuations in these other currencies exchange rates against the Euro have in particular a translation impact on the reported Euro value of the Company revenues. Comparisons at constant exchange rates aim at eliminating the effect of currencies translation movements on the analysis of the Group revenue by translating prior-year revenues at the same average exchange rate as applied in the current year.

IFRS results

The consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union. To better assess its past and future performance, the Company also prepares an adjusted income statement. Appendix 2 provides the reconciliation between IFRS and adjusted income statements.

The IFRS operating profit (EBIT) for the Company for the full year 2013 was EUR 282 million, up by +18% compared to EUR 239 million recorded in the previous year.

Restructuring and acquisition-related expenses fell to EUR 3 million versus EUR 8 million for 2012. Amortization and depreciation of intangibles resulting from acquisitions increased to EUR 27 million from EUR 21 million due to the full year impact of acquisitions closed in the latter part of 2012. Equity-based compensation charges for 2013 reduced to EUR 35 million from the EUR 39 million incurred in 2012.

Profit for the period in 2013 was EUR 258 million, up by +29% compared to EUR 201 million in 2012. Of the EUR 57 million incremental profit, EUR 20 million relates to a non-recurring contribution mostly generated by the recognition of a gain linked to the capital restructuring and initial public offering in Hong Kong of a minority affiliate. Excluding the effect of this contribution, profit for the period increased by +19% on 2012.

As a result, basic earnings per share were EUR 3.01 and diluted earnings per share were EUR 2.92 in 2013 compared to EUR 2.41 and EUR 2.31 in 2012, increases of +25% and +26% respectively.


For the full year 2014, Gemalto anticipates double-digit expansion in both profit from operations and revenue at constant exchange rates.

Live Audio Webcast and Conference call

Gemalto full year 2013 results presentation will be webcast in English today at 3pm Amsterdam and Paris time (2pm London time and 9am New York time). This listen-only live audio webcast of the presentation and the Q&A session will be accessible from our Investor Relations web site:

Questions will be taken by way of conference call. Investors and financial analysts wishing to ask questions should join the presentation by dialing: (UK) +44 203 367 9454 or (US) +1 855 402 7762 or (FR) +33 1 7077 0934

The accompanying presentation slide set is also available for download on our Investor Relations web site.

Replays of the presentation and Q&A session will be available in webcast format on our Investor Relations web site approximately 3 hours after the conclusion of the presentation. Replays will be available for one year.

Reporting calendar

The annual report, including the financial statements as of December 31, 2013, is available on our Investor web site ( ).

Financial reporting for the three first quarters of 2014 will be made before the opening of Euronext Amsterdam on the following dates:
April 24, 2014 Publication of 2014 first quarter revenue
August 28, 2014 Publication of 2014 first semester results
October 23, 2014 Publication of 2014 third quarter revenue

Gemalto N.V. will hold its 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The persons entitled to attend and cast votes at the AGM will be those who are recorded as having such rights after the close of trading on the relevant NYSE Euronext stock exchange on April 23, 2014 (the "Record Date") in Gemalto's shareholders register, or in a register of a financial institution affiliated to Euroclear France S.A., regardless of whether they are shareholders at the time of the AGM.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Schiphol Boulevard 101, 1118 BG Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands at 2:00 p.m. CET.

Stock Exchange Listing

Gemalto N.V. is dual listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and Paris, in the compartment A (Large Caps).

Mnemonic: GTO
Dual listing on NYSE Euronext
Amsterdam and Paris
Market of reference: NYSE Euronext Amsterdam
ISIN Code: NL0000400653
Reuters: GTO.AS
Bloomberg: GTO:NA

Gemalto has also established a sponsored Level I American Depository Receipt (ADR) program in the United States since November 2009. Each Gemalto ordinary share is represented by two ADRs. Gemalto's ADRs trade in U.S. dollar and give access to the voting rights and to the dividends attached to the underlying Gemalto shares. The dividends are paid to investors in U.S. dollar, after being converted into U.S. dollar by the depository bank at the prevailing rate.

Structure: Sponsored Level I ADR
Exchange: OTC
Ratio (ORD:DR): 1:2
DR ISIN: US36863N2080
DR CUSIP: 36863N 208

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of 2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

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This communication does not constitute an offer to purchase or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to sell or exchange any securities of Gemalto.

This communication contains certain statements that are neither reported financial results nor other historical information and other statements concerning Gemalto. These statements include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, events, products and services and future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates" and similar expressions. These and other information and statements contained in this communication constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of applicable securities laws. Although management of the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors and security holders are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of the Company, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by the forward-looking information and statements, and the Company cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the forward-looking statements contained in this communication include, but are not limited to: trends in wireless communication and mobile commerce markets; the Company's ability to develop new technology and the effects of competing technologies developed; effects of the intense competition in the Company's main markets; challenges to or loss of intellectual property rights; ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships in its major businesses; ability to develop and take advantage of new software, platforms and services; profitability of the expansion strategy; effects of acquisitions and investments; ability of the Company's to integrate acquired businesses, activities and companies according to expectations; ability of the Company to achieve the expected synergies from acquisitions; and changes in global, political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory forces. Moreover, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this communication speak only as of the date of this communication and the Company or its representatives are under no duty, and do not undertake, to update any of the forward-looking statements after this date to conform such statements to actual results, to reflect the occurrence of anticipated results or otherwise except as required by applicable law or regulations.

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