Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. : Net revenue growth, excl. COVID-19 related business, of +8% in 9M 2023November 06, 2023
EQS-Ad-hoc: Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. : Net revenue growth, excl. COVID-19 related business, of +8% in 9M 2023
Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. / Key word(s): 9 Month figures/9 Month figures
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Net revenue growth, excl. COVID-19 related business, of +8% in 9M 2023
Luxembourg, November 6, 2023: Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. (Euronext Amsterdam: MAJ) (“Majorel”, the ‘’Company”), a global customer experience (CX) leader, today reports on topline results for 9M 2023 and Q3 2023.
Thomas Mackenbrock, CEO of Majorel Group said: “Our assured delivery during 9M 2023 is testimony to the expertise and commitment of our teams worldwide. As indicated before, we saw softening demand, in particular in our GEMS Segment, which has impacted revenue. We are looking forward to embarking on the next stage of our incredible journey as part of the Teleperformance Group.”
Revenue, net revenue, and net revenue by business Segment
Adjusted for the impact of FX, group revenue growth in 9M 2023 was 6%5, with an FX impact on group revenue of -1% YOY (FX impact 9M 2022: +2% YOY).
EASA Segment: Europe, Africa, and South America
Net revenue from the EASA Segment was €1,140 million in 9M 2023 (9M 2022: €1,065 million). The increase of +7% compared to 9M 2022 included the pro-rata contribution of the acquisitions completed in 2022 (in total accounting for €28 million of net revenue), partially compensating for the natural ending of COVID-19 related business at the end of 2022 (€45 million net revenue contribution in 9M 2022). Excluding only COVID-19 related business in 9M 2022, net revenue growth in EASA would be +12%.
In Q3 2023, like-for-like net revenue in EASA increased by +4%. This growth was mainly driven by existing and new clients in the Global Internet, Energy & Utilities, and BFSI verticals, as well as solid development at our locations in France, Germany, Africa, Eastern Europe, and South America.
GEMS Segment: Global English, Middle East, and Southeast Asia
The healthy growth in the GEMS Segment experienced in previous years has slowed, and in 9M 2023 net revenue was €355 million (9M 2022: €363 million). This was caused by developments in the Global Internet vertical, with positive developments in Southeast Asia and Kenya being offset by softening in demand, particularly in North America.
For Q3 2023, we saw negative topline development for our Global Internet clients, in particular in North America.
CEA Segment: China and East Asia
The CEA Segment reported net revenue of €95 million in 9M 2023 (9M 2022: €88 million). The Segment demonstrated a growth rate of +9% YOY, despite the negative influence of the depreciation of the Chinese Yuan to EUR.
For Q3 2023, we saw a slight decline in net revenue in China compared to Q3 2022, mainly caused by the above-mentioned impact of the depreciation of Chinese Yuan.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
In 9M 2023, 52% of net revenue was from Global Internet Clients (H1 2023: 52%), in line with our mid-term target of >50% and including 24% of net revenue from Majorel’s Content Services, Trust & Safety line of business (H1 2023: 24%). Tech & Expert Services represented 9% of net revenue (H1 2023: 9%) and, net revenue from the Telco sector is 8% of net revenues (H1 2023: 8%). Offshore represented 44% of net revenue in 9M 2023 (H1 2023: 43%).
Across all our verticals, we continue to work in true partnership with our clients, both new and existing, with deep roots built on mutual trust. In 9M 2023, this resulted in net revenue retention (NRR) of 105%.
On November 3, 2023, Teleperformance announced the final results of the Offer for Majorel. Teleperformance will, as of the second settlement date, hold approximately 99.91% of Majorel's outstanding share capital. The second settlement will take place on 8 November 2023. Subsequently, Teleperformance announced it will start the procedure to delist the Majorel shares and the last trading date on Euronext Amsterdam is expected to be on 8 December 2023, and listing and trading of the shares will terminate as of 11 December 2023. Therefore, no further Outlook for full year 2023 is included in this announcement.
We’re a global CX leader. Clients say that our agile culture makes us special, which means that doing business with us is easy. As experts in customer experience management, we’ve seen it all, so we’re able to ensure the reliability our clients need and the care their customers deserve. Our team members love nothing more than to just get things done, secure in the knowledge that we strive to be the best home for their talent. Our spirit is resourceful, resilient, and relentless, and this is what drives us to go further.
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 Adjusted for the delta of COVID-19 related business in 9M 2023 versus 9M 2022.
 All financials are based on preliminary unaudited and non-reviewed management reporting.
 Net revenue for the Group corresponds to revenues as reported in our management reporting less certain direct, order-related external costs which are part of external expenses and costs of materials and consist mainly of cost of services purchased (subcontracted or outsourced services). Net revenue for each Segment corresponds to the according Segment revenues less certain direct, order-related inter-Segment and external costs. Management reporting data excludes revenues from minor activities (primarily the Sonopress Business) outside Majorel Group’s core business which are reported in the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (the “Sonopress Business” is defined as certain non-core business activities historically carried out by Arvato de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which was wound down in 2021). Management believes that the inclusion of supplementary adjustments to Revenue applied in presenting net revenue are appropriate to provide additional information. Management believes that net revenue is a non-IFRS measure representing a core business growth indicator. For more information on the definitions we refer to the Annual Report FY 2022, Chapter 4, Alternative Performance Measures (APMs).
 Like-for-like net revenue growth corresponds to net revenue growth year over year, adjusted for certain specific non-recurring items. For 9M 2023 and 9M 2022, adjustments were made for the reduction in COVID-19 related business and the (pro-rata) contributions of first-time consolidated acquisitions – Alembo, Findasense, and IST (excluding the Mayen acquisition already completed in January 2022). Management believes that like-for-like net revenue growth is a non-IFRS measure representing a business growth indicator. For more information on the definitions, we refer to the Annual Report FY 2022, Chapter 4, Alternative Performance Measures (APMs).
 Change in revenue at constant currency exchange rates is calculated as current year revenue less prior year revenue at current year exchange rates.
 Like-for-like net revenue growth corresponds to net revenue growth year over year, adjusted for certain specific non-recurring items. For Q3 2023 and Q3 2022, adjustments were made for the reduction in COVID-19 related business and the (pro-rata) contributions of first-time consolidated acquisitions – Alembo, Findasense, and IST (excluding the Mayen acquisition already completed in 9M 2022). Management believes that like-for-like net revenue growth is a non-IFRS measure representing a business growth indicator. For more information on the definitions, we refer to the Annual Report FY 2022, Chapter 4, Alternative Performance Measures (APMs).
 We define “Offshore” as net revenue from the following countries (even if some local business is included): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, North Macedonia, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Suriname, Togo, and Turkey.
 Net revenue retention (NRR) for 9M 2023 is defined as net revenue generated by clients in 9M 2023 divided by net revenue generated by the same cohort of clients in 9M 2022 (excluding Alembo, Findasense, and IST as well as effects from the ending of the COVID-19 related business). Net revenue retention H1 2023 is defined as net revenue generated by clients in H1 2023 divided by net revenue generated by the same cohort of clients in H1 2022 (excluding net revenue contributed by Alembo, Findasense, and IST that were acquired during 2022 and the COVID-19-related business that ended at the end of 2022). For more information on the definitions, we refer to the Annual Report FY 2022, Chapter 4, Alternative Performance Measures (APMs).
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