GOFORE PLC COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 7 NOVEMBER 2018 AT 14:00
Gofore Plc's Business Review 1 October-31 October 2018: Strong net sales growth, customer demand grew as expected
Net sales for the period 1 October-31 October 2018 were EUR 5.4 million (2017: EUR 3.9 million). At the end of period, the Gofore Group employed a total of 481 people.
"In October, net sales of EUR 5.4 million are clearly larger than in previous months, as expected. October and November have typically been good for our company in terms of net sales. This year, customer demand has also picked up towards the end of the year. Demand for expert services in digitalisation is driven by the need for change in our customer organisations. With our extensive expertise, successful recruitment and our growing subcontracting network, we have been able to meet this growing demand", 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.
| Month |
| Net sales, |
| Number of |
| Number of |
| Overall capacity, |
| Subcontracting |
, FTE 
|May||4.4 (3.3)||413||21 (+ Ascension day)||389||47|
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 (net sales in 2017), 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 October, 2018.
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 staff.
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.
Timur Kärki, CEO, Gofore Plc
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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 over 480 people in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku, London, Swansea, Munich and Madrid. 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 www.gofore.com.