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News Release

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4 May 2023

Hybrid Software Group Q1 revenue up 12% over last year

Cambridge (UK) 04 May 2023 (08.00 CEST) – Hybrid Software Group PLC (Euronext: HYSG) provides a trading update for the three months ended 31 March 2023.

CEO Mike Rottenborn comments, “The first quarter of 2023 saw recovering sales in the Printing Software segment with the first marquee sale of our new Digital Front End, SmartDFE, which drives digital inkjet presses with excellent print quality and maximum speed. Printhead Solutions revenues significantly recovered year-over-year as the chip shortages which heavily impacted Q1 2022 revenues have abated.

“Group EBITDA was up in Q1 mainly due to increased revenue. In the Printhead Solutions segment, higher input costs resulting from sourcing difficulties and higher component prices in 2022 did weigh on overall margin contribution, which will continue for some time throughout 2023.  However, we anticipate higher revenues from the Enterprise Software segment to offset this.

Although business conditions remain challenging, we have a tight control on costs to insure profitable growth now and in the future.”


Financial highlights for the three months ended 31 March 2023

The following information is unaudited.

  • Revenue for the period was €13.96 million (2022: €12.45 million)
  • EBITDA for the period was €3.25 million, or 23% of revenue (2022: €2.74 million, 22% of revenue)


Segment analysis

The following tables provide unaudited information about revenue from external customers and EBITDA for the Group’s operating segments for the current and previous financial years. EBITDA is calculated by adding back interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to net profit.

For more information about the Group’s operating segments, refer to the annual report for the year ended 31 December 2022, which is available from


For the three months ended 31 March 2023:

In millions of euros (unaudited) Enterprise Software Printhead Solutions Printing Software Group Total
Revenue from external customers 5.44 2.85 5.67 13.96
Segment EBITDA 1.48 0.36 1.70 (0.30) 3.25
as a % of revenue 27% 13% 30% 23%


For the three months ended 31 March 2022:

In millions of euros (unaudited) Enterprise Software Printhead Solutions Printing Software Group Total
Revenue from external customers 5.85 1.70 4.90 12.45
Segment EBITDA 1.35 (0.09) 1.76 (0.28) 2.74
as a % of revenue 23% (5%) 36% 22%



About Hybrid Software Group

Through its operating subsidiaries, Hybrid Software Group PLC (Euronext: HYSG) is a leading developer of enterprise software for industrial print manufacturing. Customers include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, and hundreds of packaging printers, trade shops, and converters worldwide.

Hybrid Software Group PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK. Its subsidiary companies are colour technology experts ColorLogic, printing software developers Global Graphics Software, enterprise software developer HYBRID Software, 3D design and modelling software developers iC3D, the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet and pre-press workflow developer Xitron.

Jill Taylor
Corporate Communications Director
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926489

Joachim Van Hemelen
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +32 (0) 9 329 57 53