Immsi Group: first half 2021

Thu, 02/09/2021 - 12:45

The Immsi Group reports very positive results for the first half of 2021, with 46.2% growth in revenues, the highest Ebitda for the first half of the year since 2007, and a net profit of 31.2 million euro, including the minority share. At the same time, debt was reduced by more than 106 million euro compared to the first half of 2020. Though the Covid-19 pandemic still represents a risk, making it necessary to continue monitoring each line of business and its market very carefully, the Group has everything it needs to further consolidate this positive trend. 


  • Consolidated revenues 920.7 million euro, up 46.2%
    (€629.9mln in the first half of 2020)
  • EBITDA 140.6 million euro, up 68.1% (€83.6 mln at 30.06.2020)
    EBITDA margin 15.3%
    (13.3% in the first half of 2020)
  • EBIT 74.1 million euro, (€23 mln at 30.06.2020)
    EBIT margin 8%
    (3.7% in the first half of 2020)
  • Profit before tax55.6 million euro (€5.2 mln at 30.06.2020), subject to tax totalling 24.4 million euro
  • Profit of 31.2 million euro (€0.9 mln at 30.06.2020), including minority interests (€16.6 mln at 30.06.2021, –€0.6 mln at 30.06.2020)
  • Immsi Group consolidated net financial position €-792.3 mln, up €106.4 mln over -€898.8 mln at 30.06.2020
  • Capital expenditure 73.9 million euro, up 35.6% (€54.5 mln at 30.06.2020)


Mantua, 02 September 2021 – At a meeting today chaired by Roberto Colaninno, the Board of Directors of Immsi S.p.A.(IMS.MI) examined and approved the interim report on operations as at and for the six months to 30 June 2021.


Immsi Group financial and business performance at 30 June 2021

Consolidated net sales at 30 June 2021 amounted to 920.7 million euro, the best result registered in the first half of the year since 2008, up 46.2% over the figure of 629.9 million euro registered in the first half of 2020.

Immsi Group consolidated EBITDA was 140.6 million euro, the highest value reported by the Group for the first half of the year since 2007, up by a strong 68.1% from 83.6 million euro in the first half of 2020. The EBITDA margin was 15.3% (13.3% in the first half of 2020).

Consolidated EBIT was 74.1 million euro, more than threefold the figure of 23 million euro for the first half of 2020. EBIT margin was 8% (3.7% in the first half of 2020).

Profit before taxwas 55.6 million euro (5.2 million euro in the first half of 2020), subject to tax totalling 24.4 million euro.

Net profit was 31.2 million euro (0.9 million euro at 30 June 2020), including minority interests (16.6 million euro at 30 June 2021 and-0.6 million euro at 30 June 2020).

Immsi Group net financial debt at 30 June 2021 was 792.3 million euro, an improvement of 106.4 million euro from 898.8 million euro at 30 June 2020, when there was a block on sales in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic. The improvement was secured by prudent management of working capital and by operating cash flow from the Group's positive business performance (particularly in relation to the Piaggio Group), which also made it possible to absorb a greater capital expenditure requirement.At 31 December 2020, the Group had net financial debt of 802.9 million euro. Group business, especially in the two-wheeler segment, is subject to seasonal trends, absorbing resources in the first half of the year and generating resources in the second half.

In 2021, Immsi Group capital expenditure amounted to 73.9 million euro, up 35.6% from 54.5 million euro in the first half of 2020.


Performance of the Immsi Group businesses at 30 June 2021

Industrial Sector: Piaggio Group

As of 30 June 2021, the Piaggio Group had sold a total of 287,100 vehicles worldwide, reporting consolidated net sales of 901.7 million euro (+50,3%). Consolidated EBITDA was 144.6 million euro (+74%), with an EBITDA margin of 16%; EBIT was 80.4 million euro (24.7 million in the first half of 2020), with an EBIT margin of 8.9%; net profit was 43.5 million euro (9.1 million in 2020).

Net financial debt at 30 June 2021 stood at 401.9 million euro, an improvement of 126.7 million euro from 528.5 million euro at 30 June 2020. Compared to 31 December 2020 (Net financial debt of 423.6 million euro), the Group generated 21.8 million euro in financial resources. The Piaggio Group issued bonds, of which 11.1 million euro maturing by 30 June 2022.


Naval Sector: Intermarine S.p.A.

The subsidiary Intermarine S.p.A. reported consolidated net sales of 18.5 million euro at 30 June 2021, including 15.6 million euro arising from the Military Sector and 2.9 million euro from the Fast Ferries and Yacht division, largely on operations at the Messina shipyard. The Intermarine order book at 30 June 2021 stood at approximately 49.4 million euro. 


Real Estate and Holding sector

The Real Estate and Holding sector had net sales of 0.5 million euro at 30 June 2021.

The subsidiary Is Molas S.p.A., which manages the Is Molas Golf Resort project in the province of Cagliari, completed four showhomes and took the remaining 11 villas in the first batch to an advanced unfinished stage, to enable potential clients to select floorings and internal finishes. The company confirmed the possibility of leasing the showhomes in order to enable end customers, including investors, to become familiar with the product and related services on offer. Commercial operations are underway to identify possible national/international purchasers.


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Significant events in and after the first half of 2021

Supplementing the information published above or at the time of approval of the 2021 first-quarter results (directors’ meeting of 14 May 2021), this section illustrates key events in and after the first half of 2021.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Moto Guzzi on 20 May, the President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, was presented with two new "Moto Guzzi V85TT" vehicles for the Corazzieri Regiment at the Palazzo del Quirinale.

On 24 May the Piaggio Group unveiled the new “Piaggio1” generation of electric scooters, subsequently displayed at the Beijing show, combining all the latest trends in urban and metropolitan mobility.

On 22 July Immsi S.p.A. announced that Pietra S.r.l. (77.78% owned by Immsi and 22.22% by Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.) had signed an preliminary agreement with Polifin S.p.A. (a holding company owned by the Bosatelli family) for sale of all its shares in Pietra Ligure S.r.l. for a total of 30 million euro.

On 29 July 2021 Immsi S.p.A. signed an agreement with Mediocredito Centrale for a 20 million euro loan to be paid in instalments amortised quarterly, with a final repayment deadline of July 2026.

On 5 August Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), a robotics company in the Piaggio Group based in Boston which is a leader in following technology, announced development of its new sensor technology for implementation on domestic and industrial robots as well as scooters and motorcycles. The first security platform based on Imaging Radar 4D technology for scooters and motorcycles was developed by PFF with Vayyar Imaging, supplier of Radar-on-Chip technology.


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Although the complexity of providing guidance remains, given the uncertainty over the evolution of the pandemic in the coming months of 2021, and a number of additional critical areas have emerged such as a widespread increase in raw materials costs and difficulties in the logistics of transportation, particularly in the Far East, the Immsi Group will continue to work to meet its commitments and targets, maintaining all the necessary measures to ensure a flexible and immediate response to any difficult and unexpected situations that might arise, thanks to careful and efficient business and financial management.

In the Industrial Sector, the Piaggio Group will continue with completion of the launch of 11 two-wheeled models planned for 2021, and everything necessary for the more significant investments announced at the start of the year, such as the new E-mobility department, the new plant in Indonesia and complete renovation of the Moto Guzzi production site and museum.

In the Naval Sector, despite continuing uncertainty, advances in production work on contracts will continue as well as commercial operations in all the company's areas of business.

Intermarine is also involved in a number of negotiations, in the Defence sector in particular, to win new orders that would enable it to expand its order book and consequently guarantee conditions allowing it to optimise its production capacity over the coming years. The company will also pursue every opportunity to contain direct and indirect costs.

In the Real Estate and Tourism-Hospitality Sector a gradual return to normality is expected, and the Is Molas S.p.A. subsidiary is therefore moving ahead with commercial operations to identify possible domestic and international buyers.