Company Announcement 11.12.2018

Gofore Plc: Gofore Plc’s Business Review 1 November-30 November 2018: Company continued to grow


Gofore Plc’s Business Review 1 November30 November 2018: Company continued to grow

Net sales for the period 1 November-30 November 2018 were EUR 5.3 million (2017: EUR 4.1 million). At the end of period, the Gofore Group employed a total of 490 people.

“In November, net sales met our expectations and were on a per-day basis clearly higher than for previous months. Net sales for the whole year is EUR 46.8 million. In November, we established a subsidiary in Estonia. We are preparing to start operations in Tallinn during the first half of 2019”, comments CEO Timur Kärki.

In the Business Reviews, in addition to the month’s net sales, the net sales of the corresponding month in the previous year is published. Reporting has been supplemented with the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) figure as well as subcontracting FTEs. These additions will further facilitate transparency at the monthly level of the company’s growth strategy as well as the transparency of the company’s business.

The figures are unaudited.

The table below will be completed as the year progresses.

Net sales,
(Net sales
2017) [1]
Number of
employees [2]
Number of
working days
in Finland
Overall capacity,
FTE [3]
, FTE [4]
November 5.3 (4.1) 490 22 457 55
October 5.4 (3.9) 481 23 453 55
September 4.7 (3.7) 475 20 443 52
August 4.6 (3.4) 476 23 413 46
July 2.2 (1.3) 419 22 400 24
June 4.1 (3.2) 423 20 405 50
May 4.4 (3.3) 413 21 (+ Ascension day) 389 47
April 4.0 (2.6) 397 20 377 41
March 4.2 (3.3) 392 21 366 49
February 3.8 (2.7) 386 20 354 45
January 4.1 (2.7) 377 22 346 42

On August 29, 2018, Gofore Plc announced that it has agreed to purchase the entire share capital of Solinor Oy, a specialist in digital solutions. The conditions for carrying out the acquisition were met at the end of August 2018. The Gofore Group figures include Solinor Oy business figures as of 1 September, 2018.

1 Net sales, MEUR, reports net sales (unaudited) for that month. In parentheses, comparing to the previous year, the combined net sales of Gofore Oy and the Leadin Group is presented for January-May.
2 The number of employees at the end of the reported period.
3 The Overall capacity, FTE (Full Time Equivalent) figure shows the overall capacity of the group’s personnel, converted into a value corresponding to the number of full-time employees. The figure includes the entire staff, regardless of their role. The figure is not affected by annual leave, time-off in lieu of overtime, sick leave, or other short-term absences. Part-time agreements and other long-term deviations from normal working hours reduce the amount of overall capacity in comparison with the total number of employees.
4 The Subcontracting, FTE (Full Time Equivalent) figure shows the overall amount of subcontracting used in invoiceable work, converted into a value corresponding to the number of full-time employees.

Further enquiries:
Timur Kärki, CEO, Gofore Plc
tel. +358 40 828 5886

Certified Adviser: Evli Pankki Plc, tel. +358 40 579 6210

Gofore Plc is a digitalisation specialist operating since 2002. We offer modern services that help operators in the private and public sectors to move with the times. Our mission is to change the world for the better through digitalisation and by renewing the ways of working. Our services cover the entire value chain – from management consultation to service design and implementation as well as cloud services. Gofore currently employs close to 500 people in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku, London, Swansea, Munich, Madrid and Tallinn. Gofore was chosen as the best workplace in Finland and the second-best workplace in Europe in the Great Place to Work® 2017 survey. In 2017, our net sales were EUR 34 million. Gofore Plc’s shares are quoted in the First North Finland market administered by Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. More information is available at

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