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Blue : Half-year financial report 2019

10/10/2019 | 05:11am EDT

Blue Solutions

Half-year financial report 2019

BLUE SOLUTIONSHALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT 2019

SUMMARY

Activity report

3

Condensed half-yearly consolidated financial statements

7

Statutory Auditor's review report on the first half-year financial information

29

Statement of the person responsible for the half-year report

30

Glossary

31

2

BLUE SOLUTIONSHALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT2019

Activity report

ACTIVITY REPORT

1_HALF-YEAR 2019 RESULTS

FIRST HALF 2019 RESULTS PUBLISHED BY BLUE SOLUTIONS

in millions of euros

1sthalf 2019

1sthalf 2018

Change (%)

Revenue

15

21

(26%)

EBITDA(1)

(10)

(9)

na

Adjusted Operating income (EBITA) (1)

(21)

(17)

na

Financial income

(1)

(1)

na

Net income

(21)

(18)

na

Net income Group share

(21)

(18)

na

in millions of euros

June 30, 2019

December 31, 2018

Change (M€)

Shareholder's equity, Group share

67

88

(21)

Net debt

74

46

28

Gearing (%) (2)

111%

53%

  1. See glossary.
  2. Gearing = ratio of net debt / equity.

Revenue

As anticipated, the transformation of the production plants in Canada and Brittany has been implemented to manufacture the new generation of batteries. The 26% decline in revenue to 15 million euros is partly due to the lower royalty received from Bolloré via Blue applications.

Adjusted operating income (EBITA)fell by 4 million euros due mainly to lower sales and the discontinuation of the Supercapacitors business.

Consolidated net incomefell 21 million euros (vs. a loss of 18 million euros in 2018).

Net debtamounted to 74 million euros, including 33 million euros return to better fortuneclause in favor of Bolloré.

3

BLUE SOLUTIONSHALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT2019

Activity report

2_ACTIVITIES

The activities below, on which Blue Solutions' has a call options, are developed by the Bolloré Group.

BRITTANY

BLUEBUS, STATIONNARY

Bluebus

  • Sale of two12-meter buses and twelve 6-meter buses in the first half of 2019. Most of the sales of 12-meter buses to the RATP (41 buses) will be made in the second half of the year.
  • In June 2019, Bluebus was selected by RATP for its third market inÎle-de-France region. Two-year contract, with a first firm order of fifty 12-meter Bluebuses in 2020.

Stationary

  • Many projects being studied to pair storage with production of solar power (Africa and French overseas departments & territories, etc.).

Car-sharing

  • Revenue down due to the discontinuation of the Autolib' service but strong growth internationally particularly Singapore; development of innovative solutions for the supervision of urban mobility operators.

IER - Automatic Systems

  • Activity slightly down, dynamism of the pedestrian and vehicular access control systems markets in North America and France offset the decline in revenue generated from public transport in France.

Polyconseil

  • Steady level of activity driven by consulting assignments.

3_ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bolloré Group noted that, following the simplified tender offer for the Blue Solutions shares in July 2017, it undertook to make an offer to buy Blue Solutions shares for 17 euros in the first half of 2020.

The terms of this commitment can be found in section 1.3.1 of the Bolloré SA Securities Note approved by the AMF on July 4, 2017

(approval no. 17‐326).

4

BLUE SOLUTIONSHALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT2019

Activity report

4_FINANCIAL DATA BLUE APPLICATIONS

(in thousands of euros)

1stHalf 2019

1stHalf 2018

Bluecarsharing, Bluecar®, Autolib' and other car-sharing companies (1)

- Revenue

9,988 (2)

35,807

- Operating income

(37,540)

(39,151)

Bluebus (1)

- Revenue

8,623 (3)

12,174 (4)

- Operating income

(11,552)

(16,266)

Blueboat (4)

- Revenue

0

0

- Operating income

(32)

(78)

Bluetram (4)

- Revenue

0

0

- Operating income

(173)

(276)

Bluestorage (1)

- Revenue

1,215 (5)

1,954 (6)

- Operating income

(7,449)

(6,971)

IER (6)

- Revenue

71,291 (7)

80,740

- Operating income

(3,666)

(469)

Polyconseil (4)

- Revenue

10,806 (8)

12,612

- Operating income

(7,729)

1,526

  1. Combined data under IFRS (not audited).
  2. Including 2,902 thousands euros at June 30, 2019 and 4,109 thousands euros at June 30, 2018 with other entities making up Blue Solutions or Blue Applications.
  3. At June 30, 2019, 154 thousands euros, with entities making up Blue Solutions or Blue Applications. At June 30, 2018, 102 thousands euros was achieved with entities making up Blue Solutions and Blue Applications.
  4. Data from the audited separate financial statements according to French standards.
  5. Including 62 thousands euros at June 30, 2019 and 1,280 thousands euros at June 30, 2018 with over entities making up Blue Solutions and Blue Applications.
  6. Combined data from the consolidated financial statements under IFRS (not audited).
  7. Including 6,046 thousands euros at June 30, 2019 and 9,239 thousands euros at June 30, 2018 with entities other entities Blue Applications and

0 thousand euros at June 30, 2019 and 0 thousand euros at June 30, 2018 with entities making up Blue Solutions.

  1. Including 6,304 thousands euros at June 30, 2019 and 7,459 thousands euros at June 30, 2018 with entities other entities Blue Solutions and Blue Applications.

5

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Activity report

5_EVENTS AFTER THE REPORTING PERIOD AND OUTLOOK

None.

6_MAIN RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

The main financial risks with which the group are explained in the Note 8 in appendix to the condensed half-yearly consolidated financial statements.

7_MAIN RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The main related-party transactions are detailed in the Note 13 in the condensed half-yearly consolidated financial statements.

8_CHANGE IN THE SHARE PRICE

Stock market price at August 30, 2019.

IPO : October 30, 2013, €14.50

40

38

36

34

32

30

28

26

24

22

20

18

16

14

12

10

8

Oct-13Feb-14Jun-14Oct-14Feb-15Jun-15Oct-15Feb-16Jun-16Oct-16Feb-17Jun-17Oct-17Feb-18Jun-18Oct-18Feb-19Jun-19

Share price of Blue Solutions (€)

9_BLUE SOLUTIONS' SHAREHOLDING

17.6%

4.5%

Bolloré

Bolloré

77.9%Participations

Public

6

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Consolidated financial statements

TABLE OF CONTENTS - CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Financial statements

p. 8

Notes to the financial statements

p. 13

7

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Consolidated financial statements

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

(in thousands of euros)

Notes

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Revenue

5.1 - 5.2 -

15,405

20,848

38,209

Goods and services bought in

5.3

(16,975)

(18,402)

(34,602)

Personnel costs

5.3

(14,751)

(16,482)

(29,345)

Depreciation, amortization and provisions

5.3

(10,702)

(7,604)

(16,415)

Other operating income

5.3

6,581

5,159

12,451

Other operating expenses

5.3

(129)

(69)

(692)

Operating income

5.3

(20,571)

(16,550)

(30,394)

Net financing expenses

7.1

(425)

(365)

(662)

Other financial income

7.1

802

925

1,543

Other financial expenses

7.1

(893)

(1,705)

(3,260)

Financial income

7.1

(516)

(1,145)

(2,378)

Share in net income of operating companies accounted for

7.4

67

99

93

using the equity method

Corporate income tax

12

(42)

(134)

(690)

Consolidated net income

(21,062)

(17,730)

(33,369)

Consolidated net income, Group share

(21,062)

(17,730)

(33,369)

Minority interests

0

0

0

EARNINGS PER SHARE

9.2

(in euros)

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Net income, Group share

- basic

(0.72)

(0.61)

(1.14)

- diluted

(0.72)

(0.61)

(1.14)

8

BLUE SOLUTIONSHALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT2019Consolidated financial statements

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in thousands of euros)

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Consolidated net income for the period

(21,062)

(17,730)

(33,369)

Translation adjustment of controlled entities (1)

Total changes in items that will be recycled subsequently through profit or loss

Actuarial gains and losses recognized in shareholder's equity

512

(3)

799

512

(3)

799

(111)

(118)

Total changes in items that will not be recycled subsequently through profit

(111)

(118)

or loss

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(20,550)

(17,844)

(32,688)

Of which:

- Group share

(20,550)

(17,844)

(32,688)

- minority interests

0

0

0

of which taxes:

- on actuarial gains and losses

0

0

0

  1. Primarily includes the recognition of unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses on the Canadian dollar financing provided by Blue Solutions to Blue Solutions Canada of 3,056 thousand euros at June 30, 2019, compared with (1,400) thousand euros at June 30, 2018 and (2,184) thousand euros at December 31, 2018, as well as the US dollar financing provided to Capacitor Sciences Inc. of 92 thousand euros at June 30, 2019, compared to 648 thousand euros at December 31, 2018.

9

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Consolidated financial statements

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

ASSETS

(in thousands of euros)

Notes

6/30/2019

01/01/2019 (1)

12/31/2018

Goodwill

6.3

14,729

14,617

14,617

Intangible assets

6.2

17,933

16,310

16,310

Property, plant and equipment

6.1

84,884

89,809

84,583

Investments in equity affiliates

7.4

992

1,055

1,055

Other non-current financial assets

751

18

18

Deferred tax

12.1

0

0

0

Other non-current assets

5.7.1

33,328

28,542

28,542

Non-current assets

152,617

150,352

145,125

Inventories and work in progress

5.4

14,131

12,282

12,282

Trade and other receivables

5.5

15,626

11,703

11,703

Current tax

228

259

259

Other current financial assets

9

4

4

Other current assets

783

1,379

1,379

Cash and cash equivalents

7.2

4,275

4,373

4,373

Current assets

35,052

30,001

30,001

TOTAL ASSETS

187,669

180,352

175,126

LIABILITIES

Share capital

145,815

145,815

145,815

Share issue premiums

0

0

0

Consolidated reserves

(79,308)

(58,118)

(58,118)

Shareholders' equity, Group share

66,507

87,697

87,697

Minority interests

0

0

0

Equity

9.1

66,507

87,697

87,697

Non-current financial debts

7.3

33,482

32,599

32,599

Provisions for employee benefits

11

3,046

2,940

2,940

Other non-current provisions

10

0

0

0

Deferred tax

12.1

0

0

0

Other non-current liabilities

5.7.2

15,125

14,459

10,003

Non-current liabilities

51,653

49,998

45,542

Current financial debts

7.3

44,752

18,116

18,116

Current provisions

10

566

380

380

Trade and other payables

5.6

22,413

22,411

22,548

Current tax

0

0

0

Other current liabilities

1,778

1,750

843

Current liabilities

69,509

42,657

41,888

TOTAL LIABILITIES

187,669

180,352

175,126

(1) After impact of IFRS 16

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BLUE SOLUTIONSHALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT2019Consolidated financial statements

CHANGES IN CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS

(in thousands of euros)

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Cash flow from operations

Net income, Group share

(21,062)

(17,730)

(33,369)

Net income, minority interests' share

0

0

0

Consolidated net income

(21,062)

(17,730)

(33,369)

Non-cash income and expenses:

- elimination of depreciation, amortization and provisions

10,007

6,912

14,711

- other income and expenses not affecting cash flow or not related to operating

(3)

803

1,809

activities

Other adjustments:

- net financing expenses

425

365

662

- tax charges

42

135

1,490

- financial cost of IFRS 16

94

Taxes paid

(11)

(181)

(403)

Impact of the change in working capital requirement:

(10,755)

(4,073)

5,652

- of which inventories and work in progress

(1,683)

2,989

(127)

- of which payables

(365)

1,845

943

- of which receivables

(8,707)

(8,907)

4,836

Net cash from operating activities

(21,262)

(13,769)

(9,448)

Cash flow from investment activities

Disbursements related to acquisitions: (1)

- property, plant and equipment

(4,164)

(2,276)

(6,040)

- intangible assets

(1,812)

(321)

(3,504)

- securities and other non-current financial assets

(6)

(2)

(5)

Income from disposal of assets:

- other non-current financial assets

18

28

45

Effect of changes in consolidation scope on cash flow

0

0

521

Net cash from investing activities

(5,964)

(2,571)

(8,983)

Cash flows from financing activities

Disbursements:

- repayments of rental liabilities

(461)

0

0

Receipts:

- investment subsidies

1,035

0

1,267

Net interest paid on borrowings

(163)

(28)

(64)

Net interest paid on IFRS 16 leases

(79)

0

0

Net cash from financing activities

332

(28)

1,203

Effect of exchange rate fluctuations

160

(24)

(43)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(26,734)

(16,392)

(17,271)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period (2)

(13,743)

3,528

3,528

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period (2)

(40,477)

(12,864)

(13,743)

  1. Investment flows in 2019 and 2018 mainly related to capacity investments to support the development of factories in Brittany and Canada and investments in new IT3 battery technology.
  2. See Note 7.2 - Cash and cash equivalents and net cash.

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BLUE SOLUTIONSHALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT2019

Consolidated financial statements

CHANGES IN CONSOLIDATED SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Actuarial

Shareholder

Translation

(losses) and

s' equity,

Minority

(in thousands of euros)

Number of share

Share capital

adjustment

gains

Reserves

Group share

interests

Total

Shareholders' equity at December 31, 2017

28,838,316

144,192

(2,496)

(598)

(23,292)

117,806

0

117,806

Transactions with shareholders

324,750

1,623

0

0

(1,409)

214

0

214

Capital increases

324,750

1,623

(1,623)

0

0

0

Dividends distributed

0

0

0

Share-based payments (1)

129

129

0

129

Change in scope

0

0

0

Other changes (2)

85

85

0

85

Comprehensive income items

(3)

(111)

(17,730)

(17,844)

0

(17,844)

Net income for the period

(17,730)

(17,730)

0

(17,730)

Change in items recyclable through profit and loss

- Translation adjustment of controlled entities

(3)

(3)

0

(3)

- Change in fair value of financial instruments of

0

0

0

controlled entities

- Other changes in comprehensive income

0

0

0

Change in items that will not be recycled

- Actuarial (losses) and gains

(111)

(111)

0

(111)

Shareholders' equity at June 30, 2017

29,163,066

145,815

(2,499)

(709)

(42,432)

100,176

0

100,176

Shareholders' equity at December 31, 2017

28,838,316

144,192

(2,496)

(598)

(23,292)

117,806

0

117,806

Transactions with shareholders

324,750

1,623

0

0

956

2,579

0

2,579

Capital increases

324,750

1,623

(1,623)

0

0

0

Dividends distributed

0

0

0

Share-based payments (1)

0

219

219

0

219

Change in scope

0

0

0

Other changes (2)

2,360

2,360

0

2,360

Comprehensive income items

799

(118)

(33,369)

(32,688)

0

(32,688)

Net income for the period

(33,369)

(33,369)

0

(33,369)

Change in items recyclable through profit and loss

- Translation adjustment of controlled entities

799

799

0

799

- Change in fair value of financial instruments of

0

0

0

controlled entities

- Other changes in comprehensive income

0

0

0

Change in items that will not be recycled

- Actuarial (losses) and gains

(118)

(118)

0

(118)

Shareholders' equity at December 31, 2018

29,163,066

145,815

(1,697)

(716)

(55,705)

87,697

0

87,697

Transactions with shareholders

0

0

0

0

(640)

(640)

0

(640)

Capital increases

0

0

0

Dividends distributed

0

0

0

Share-based payments (1)

111

111

0

111

Change in scope

0

0

0

Other changes (2)

(751)

(751)

0

(751)

Comprehensive income items

512

0

(21,062)

(20,550)

0

(20,550)

Net income for the period

(21,062)

(21,062)

0

(21,062)

Change in items recyclable through profit and loss

- Translation adjustment of controlled entities

512

512

0

512

- Change in fair value of financial instruments of

0

0

0

controlled entities

- Other changes in comprehensive income

0

0

0

Change in items that will not be recycled

- Actuarial (losses) and gains

0

0

0

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY AT JUNE 30, 2019

29,163,066

145,815

(1,185)

(716)

(77,406)

66,507

0

66,507

  1. Share-basedpayment involving Bolloré SA shares - See Note 11.1 - Share-based payment transactions.
  2. See Note 7.3 - Financial debt: represents mostly the impact of the accretion of the return to better fortune liability.

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Consolidated financial statements

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Note 1 - Significant Events..................................................................................................................................................

14

Note 2 - General accounting policies ..................................................................................................................................

14

2.1

- Changes in standards .................................................................................................................................

15

2.2

- Use of estimates ........................................................................................................................................

16

Note 3 - Comparability of financial statements ..................................................................................................................

16

Note 4 - Consolidation scope ..............................................................................................................................................

16

4.1

- Main changes in scope of consolidation ........................................................................................................

16

4.2

- Commitments given and received as part of share dealings ............................................................................

16

Note 5 - Operating data ......................................................................................................................................................

17

5.1

- Revenue ....................................................................................................................................................

17

5.2

- Information on operating segments .............................................................................................................

17

5.3

- Operating income .......................................................................................................................................

18

5.4

- Inventories and work in progress .................................................................................................................

18

5.5

- Trade and other receivables ........................................................................................................................

18

5.6

- Trade and other payables............................................................................................................................

19

5.7

- Other assets and liabilities...........................................................................................................................

19

5.8

- Off-balance sheet commitments for operating activities .................................................................................

19

5.9

- Leases.......................................................................................................................................................

19

Note 6 - Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets...........................................................................................

21

6.1

- Property, plant and equipment ....................................................................................................................

21

6.2

- Intangible assets ........................................................................................................................................

21

6.3

- Goodwill ....................................................................................................................................................

22

Note 7 - Financial structure and financial costs ..................................................................................................................

22

7.1

- Financial income ........................................................................................................................................

22

7.2

- Cash and cash equivalents and net cash.......................................................................................................

23

7.3

- Financial debt ............................................................................................................................................

23

7.4

- Investments in equity affiliates ....................................................................................................................

23

Note 8 - Information relating to market risk and the fair value of financial assets and liabilities .....................................

24

8.1

- Information on risk.....................................................................................................................................

24

Note 9 - Shareholders' equity and earnings per share ........................................................................................................

26

9.1

- Equity .......................................................................................................................................................

26

9.2

- Earnings per share .....................................................................................................................................

26

Note 10 - Provisions............................................................................................................................................................

26

Note 11 - Employee expenses and benefits ........................................................................................................................

27

11.1 - Share-based payment transactions.............................................................................................................

27

Note 12 - Taxes ...................................................................................................................................................................

27

12.1 - Tax expenses ...........................................................................................................................................

27

Note 13 - Related-party transactions..................................................................................................................................

27

Note 14 - Events after the reporting period........................................................................................................................

28

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BLUE SOLUTIONSHALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT2019

Consolidated financial statements

The Blue Solutions Group is a limited company (société anonyme) incorporated under French law and subject to all legislative and other provisions applying to trading companies in France, and in particular those of French company law (Code de commerce). Its registered office is at Odet, 29500 Ergué-Gabéric. The company is listed on the Paris stock exchange.

The Blue Solutions Group (the Group) comprises Blue Solutions and its subsidiaries. Blue Solutions is consolidated in the financial statements of Bolloré and of Bolloré Participations.

The interim financial statements have been prepared further to the instructions of the Board of Directors' meeting of September 12, 2019.

Note 1 - Significant Events

Half-year 2019 results

At 15.4 million euros, revenue was down 26% compared with first half 2018.

Revenue mainly included a contribution to Blue Solutions of 6.3 million euros in 2018 under a collaboration agreement signed by Blue Solutions and jointly Bluecar, Bluebus and Bluestorage, Bolloré subsidiaries using Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP®) batteries. This research and development cooperation agreement aimed to enhance the development potential of batteries and various applications.

The decrease in revenue related to the end of the aforementioned cooperation agreement was partially offset by an increase in the volume of batteries sold (266, compared to 232 in the first half of 2018). Blue Solutions is now focusing on meeting the need for batteries for stationary applications and electric buses, while improving product quality and reducing production costs.

Operating income decreased by 4 million euros, due primarily to lower sales and the discontinuation of the Supercapacitors business.

Partnership between Blue Solutions and Daimler

On July 10, 2018, Bolloré and Daimler announced they had reached an agreement to allow the E-Citaro buses manufactured by Daimler to be fitted with Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP®) batteries produced by Blue Solutions. The progress of the agreement, which is currently in the prototype approval phase, is in line with expectations.

This agreement, which was still in a preliminary stage in 2018, did not have a material impact on the Group's financial statements.

Note 2 - General accounting policies

The accounting principles and methods used to prepare the condensed half-yearly consolidated financial statements are identical to those used by the Group for the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, prepared in accordance with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) as adopted by the European Union and detailed in note 2 "General accounting policies" to the consolidated financial statements for the 2017 fiscal year; subject to the following:

  • application by the Group of the accounting standards or interpretations, set out in 2.1.1 below - IFRS, IFRIC interpretations or amendments applied by the Group from January 1, 2019;
  • application of the specifics of IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting".

In accordance with IAS 34, these financial statements do not include all of the notes required in the annual financial statements, but a selection of explanatory notes. They must be read in relation to the Group's financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.

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2.1 - Changes in standards

2.1.1 - IFRS, IFRIC interpretations or amendments applied by the Group from January 1, 2019

Application date

pursuant to

European Union:

fiscal years

Dates of adoption by

beginning on or

Standards, amendments or interpretations

the European Union

after

Amendment to IFRS 9

"Prepayment features with negative compensation"

3/22/2018

1/1/2019

IFRS 16 "Leases"

10/31/2017

1/1/2019

Amendment to IAS 28

"Long-term interests in associated enterprises and joint ventures"

2/8/2019

1/1/2019

Improvements to IFRS - 2015-2017 cycle

3/14/2019

1/1/2019

Amendment to IAS 19

"Plan amendment, curtailment or settlement"

3/13/2019

1/1/2019

IFRIC 23 "Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments"

10/23/2018

1/1/2019

With the exception of IFRS 16 and IFRIC 23, the impact on the Group's financial statements of other standards and interpretations applicable as of January 1, 2019 is not material.

  • IFRS 16 - Leases

The Group elected to apply IFRS 16 retrospectively as of January 1, 2019, without adjusting the comparative periods in the financial statements.

Since the purchase and sale of access rights and rights to use intellectual property licenses are excluded from the scope of IFRS 16, the main point of attention for the Blue Solutions Group relates to the accounting of property leases for which the Group is a lessee. This results in the recognition on the balance sheet of an amount of lease liabilities corresponding to the discounted future rent payments with, as counterparty, right-of-use assets relating to the leases.

The amount of lease liabilities as of January 1, 2019 was determined using:

  • an analysis of operating leases, for which contractual obligations were presented asoff-balance sheet commitments until December 31, 2018 (see Note 5.10 - Lease commitments to the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, page 89 of the 2018 Registration Document);
  • an assessment of the term of the lease corresponding to the period for which the lease may not be terminated, taking into account any renewal option that the Blue Solutions Group is reasonably certain to exercise and any option to terminate that the Blue Solutions Group is reasonably certain not to exercise. The Blue Solutions Group also referred to the indicative position of the ANC (French Accounting Standards Authority) to determine that the duration of real estate leases in France is generally nine years;
  • the estimated incremental borrowing rate at January 1, 2019 of each lease, taking into account the remaining terms of the leases at that date.

The first-time application of IFRS 16 resulted in the recognition at January 1, 2019 of lease liabilities of 5,363 thousand euros and right-of-use assets relating to leases of 5,226 thousand euros, with no impact being recognized as equity.

The main impacts at January 1, 2019 are detailed in Note 5.9, it being specified that:

  • the Group did not use the option offered by IFRS 16 at the date of transition to use knowledge acquired retrospectively;
  • the Group has used the exemptions provided by the standard for contracts with a remaining term of 12 months or less and/or for which the replacement value of the leased asset is low.

Lease liabilities are current or non-current operating liabilities excluded from the calculation of Blue Solutions' net financial debt. Allowances for depreciation and amortization of right-of-use assets relating to leases are included in operating income. The accretion effect of lease liabilities (interest expense on rental liabilities) is included in other financial expenses.

In addition, IFRIC 23 - Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments, which was adopted by the EU on October 23, 2018, is mandatory from January 1, 2019. That interpretation clarifies the determination of taxable income (taxable profit or loss), tax bases, unused tax losses, unused tax credits and tax rates, in the event of uncertainty about a particular tax treatment for income tax and the acceptability of such a treatment by the tax authorities.

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2.1.2 - Accounting standards or interpretations that the Group will apply in the future

As of the date that the financial statements were approved, there have been no new standards adopted by the European Union for which first-time application is after January 1, 2019.

The IASB published standards and interpretations which have not yet been adopted by the European Union as of June 30, 2019; at this date, they have not been applied by the Group.

Application dates

pursuant to IASB:

Dates of publication by

fiscal years beginning

Standards, amendments or interpretations

the IASB

on or after

Updated references to the conceptual framework in IFRS

3/29/2018

1/1/2020

Amendments to IFRS 3 "Definition of a business"

10/22/2018

1/1/2020

Amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8 "Definition of material"

12/31/2018

1/1/2020

2.2 - Use of estimates

When preparing the consolidated financial statements in compliance with IAS 34, Management had to use assumptions and estimates to implement accounting principles to measure these assets and liabilities as well as the income and expenses for the period presented.

Note 3 - Comparability of financial statements

In the absence of changes in scope and excluding the impacts related to the application of IFRS 16, detailed in Note 2, the financial statements for fiscal year 2019 are comparable to those for fiscal year 2018.

Note 4 - Consolidation scope

  1. - Main changes in scope of consolidation
    4.1.1 - First Half 2019 None.
    4.1.2 - 2018 fiscal year None.
  2. - Commitments given and received as part of share dealings
    4.2.1 - Commitments received

Options concerning Blue Applications

Blue Solutions Group has seven call options over each Blue Applications company, the initial exercise period of which was between September 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018. Amendments signed on May 12, 2017 postponed the exercise window to between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020:

  1. Bluecar, Autolib' and Bluecarsharing (this agreement can only be exercised on the three companies together);
  2. Bluebus;
  3. Blueboat;
  4. Bluetram;
  5. Bluestorage;
  6. Polyconseil;
  7. IER.

It will be up to the Board of Directors of Blue Solutions to assess whether it makes sense for Blue Solutions Group to exercise each of these options. The request by Blue Solutions to appoint an independent expert may only be made once, either in Q4 2019, or in Q1 2020.

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Note 5 - Operating data

5.1 - Revenue

(in thousands of euros)

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Sale of goods(1)

11,427

15,090

27,283

Provision of services

2,533

4,337

7,129

Income from associated activities

1,445

1,421

3,797

Revenue

15,405

20,848

38,209

  1. Including a service relating to a collaboration agreement signed by Blue Solutions and jointly Bluecar, Bluebus and Bluestorage (entities jointly controlled by Bolloré SA) for 6,250 thousand euros in the first half of 2018 and 12,500 thousand euros for fiscal year 2018, respectively. Thistwo-year 25 million euros agreement, which is intended to support the research and development work undertaken by Blue Solutions, is recognized annually as revenue at Blue Solutions France on the basis of battery sales. The agreement was thus fully completed in 2018.

5.2 - Information on operating segments

5.2.1 - Information by partner

(in thousands of euros)

June 2019

REVENUE (1)

15,405

of which Bluecar

574

of which Bluebus

9,024

of which Bluestorage

2,651

of which IER

126

of which Bluetram

0

June 2018

December 2018

20,848

38,209

4,508

8,204

11,349

18,735

4,138

9,274

0

140

56

102

(1) Total revenue with controlled entities of Bolloré Group, see Note 13 - Transactions with related parties.

5.2.2 - Information by geographical area

France

and Overseas

Departments and

(in thousands of euros)

Territories

Americas

Total

In June 2019

Revenue

14,792

613

15,405

Intangible assets

4,234

13,699

17,933

Property, plant and equipment

65,036

19,848

84,884

Tangible and intangible capital expenditure

4,285

1,459

5,744

In June 2018

Revenue

19,728

1,120

20,848

Intangible assets

370

12,982

13,352

Property, plant and equipment

74,459

14,628

89,087

Tangible and intangible capital expenditure

705

1,792

2,497

In December 2018

Revenue

35,930

2,279

38,209

Intangible assets

2,776

13,534

16,310

Property, plant and equipment

69,518

15,065

84,583

Tangible and intangible capital expenditure

4,337

4,992

9,329

Revenue by geographical area shows the distribution of products according to the country in which they are sold.

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5.3 - Operating income

(in thousands of euros)

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Revenue (1)

15,405

20,848

38,209

Goods and services bought in:

(16,975)

(18,402)

(34,602)

- Purchases and external charges

(16,515)

(17,414)

(32,472)

- Lease payments and rental expenses

(460)

(988)

(2,130)

Personnel costs

(14,751)

(16,482)

(29,345)

Allocations for depreciation and provisions

(10,702)

(7,604)

(16,415)

Other operating income (*)

6,581

5,159

12,451

Other operating expenses (*)

(129)

(69)

(692)

OPERATING INCOME

(20,571)

(16,550)

(30,394)

(1) Change in revenue is listed by geographical area in Note 5.2.2 - Information by geographical area.

(*) Details of other operating income and expenses

June 2019

June 2018

Operating

Operating

Operating

(in thousands of euros)

Total

income

expenses

Total

Operating income

expenses

Foreign exchange gains and losses

(45)

58

(103)

34

83

(49)

Research tax credit

5,028

5,028

0

4,699

4,699

0

Others

1,469

1,495

(26)

357

377

(20)

OTHER OPERATING INCOME AND

6,452

6,581

(129)

5,090

5,159

(69)

EXPENSES

December 2018

Operating

(in thousands of euros)

Total

Operating income

expenses

Foreign exchange gains and losses

(9)

136

(145)

Research tax credit

10,045

10,045

0

Others

1,723

2,270

(547)

OTHER OPERATING INCOME AND EXPENSES

11,759

12,451

(692)

5.4 - Inventories and work in progress

At 6/30/2019

At 12/31/2018

(in thousands of euros)

Gross value

Provisions

Net value

Gross value

Provisions

Net value

Raw materials, supplies, etc.

11,344

(2,983)

8,361

11,236

(2,336)

8,900

In-progress, intermediate and finished products

5,770

0

5,770

3,382

0

3,382

Goods

62

(62)

0

174

(174)

0

TOTAL

17,176

(3,045)

14,131

14,792

(2,510)

12,282

5.5 - Trade and other receivables

At 6/30/2019

At 12/31/2018

(in thousands of euros)

Gross value

Provisions

Net value

Gross value

Provisions

Net value

Trade accounts receivable

4,388

0

4,388

879

0

879

Operating tax and social security receivables (1)

11,082

0

11,082

10,785

0

10,785

Other operating receivables

156

0

156

40

0

40

TOTAL

15,626

0

15,626

11,703

0

11,703

  1. Including 7.6 million euros at June 30, 2019 relating to Blue Solutions' research tax credit receivables for 2015, to be recovered in the next six months (7.6 million euros for the 2015 fiscal year at December 31, 2018).

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5.6 - Trade and other payables

At 1/1/2019

Currency

Others

At

(in thousands of euros)

(1) Change in scope

Change net

fluctuations

movements

6/30/2019

Due to suppliers

6,592

0

(270)

104

1

6,427

Tax and social security contributions payable

8,342

0

145

32

0

8,519

Other operating payables

7,477

0

(269)

307

(47)

7,468

TOTAL

22,411

0

(394)

443

(46)

22,413

(1) After impact of IFRS 16

5.7 - Other assets and liabilities

5.7.1 - Other non-current assets

At 6/30/2019

At 12/31/2018

(in thousands of euros)

Gross value

Provisions

Net value

Gross value

Provisions

Net value

Research and competitiveness and jobs tax

33,328

0

33,328

28,542

0

28,542

credits

TOTAL

33,328

0

33,328

28,542

0

28,542

This item includes the research tax credit receivables of Blue Solutions for the 2016 to 2019 fiscal years. Blue Solutions expects to recover 8.3 million euros in 2020, 9.5 million euros in 2021, 9.5 million euros in 2022 and 4.8 million euros in 2023 at the latest.

5.7.2 - Other non-current liabilities

At 1/1/2019

Change

Change

Change

Others

At

(in thousands of euros)

(1)

in scope

Net

Currency

transactions

6/30/2019

Purchase and earn-out commitments (2)

9,078

0

(113)

433

48

9,446

Rental liabilities due within one year (3)

4,456

0

0

31

(478)

4,009

Other non-current liabilities (4)

925

0

694

53

(2)

1,670

TOTAL

14,459

0

581

517

(432)

15,125

  1. After impact of IFRS 16
  2. Earn-outfor Capacitor Sciences Inc. at Blue Solutions Canada, where the change represents the capitalization of interest and the remeasurement of the US dollar liability. Other movements relate to the reclassification of the current portion.
    In 2016, the acquisition of controlling interests was treated in accordance with IFRS 3R, and the earn-outs provided for upon this acquisition were measured at fair value and included in the calculation of goodwill. The Management assessed the likelihood of the payment of the earn-outs along with the likely timing of their payment. Without calling this assessment into question, the timing of the first payment was deferred by one year during fiscal year 2018. At June 30, 2019, earn-outs totaled 16,253 thousand euros, of which 6,807 thousand euros was recognized under other operating payables (see Note 5.7 - Trade and other payables).
  3. Other transactions consisted of transactions resulting from thefirst-time application of IFRS 16
  4. Includes investment subsidies - share at over one year.

5.8 - Off-balance sheet commitments for operating activities

This note supplements the information on commitments given and received at December 31, 2018, as described in note "Off-balance sheet commitments for operating activities" to the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Apart from the recording of lease commitments in the balance sheet detailed in the note below, there has been no significant change in the nature of off-balance sheet commitments given and received for operating activities since December 31, 2018.

5.9 - Leases

The Group has applied the new accounting standard IFRS 16 - Leases since January 1, 2019. In accordance with the provisions of the standard, the impact of the change in standard was recognized in the opening balance sheet as of January 1, 2019. In addition, the Group applied this change in standard to the balance sheet, consolidated income statement and cash flow statement for the first half of 2019. For detailed information, see Note 2.1 General accounting principles.

5.9.1 - Right-of-use assets relating to leases

At June 30, 2019, right-of-use assets relating to leases totaled 4,750 thousand euros (5,226 thousand euros at January 1, 2019), after deduction of accumulated amortization and impairment losses of 509 thousand euros at June 30, 2019. These right-of-use assets concern real estate leases.

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6/30/2019

1/1/2019

Depreciation,

Depreciation,

amortization and

amortization and

(in thousands of euros)

Gross value

impairment

Net value

Gross value

impairment

Net value

Right-of-use of intangible assets

0

0

0

0

0

0

Right-of-use of property, plant and

equipment

5,258

(509)

4,750

5,226

0

5,226

Total

5,258

(509)

4,750

5,226

0

5,226

Change in right-of-use assets

Gross

Disposals

Net Change in

Currency

Others

At

Net values

At 1/1/2019

acquisitions

NAV allowances

scope fluctuations

movements

6/30/2019

(in millions of euros)

Right-of-use of intangible

assets

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Right-of-use of property, plant

and equipment

5,226

0

0

(513)

0

36

0

4,750

Net values

5,226

0

0

(513)

0

36

0

4,750

5.9.2 - Lease liabilities

Reconciliation between leases not recorded on the balance sheet at December 31, 2018 and lease liabilities at January 1, 2019

(in millions of euros)

Leases not recorded on the balance sheet at December 31, 2018 (1)

5,887

Others

(3)

Rent not discounted as at January 1, 2019

5,884

Discount effect

(521)

Total lease liabilities at January 1, 2019

5,363

  1. See Note 5.10 - Lease commitments to the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, page 89 of the 2018 Registration Document.

Maturity of lease liabilities

The maturity of lease liabilities is based on assumptions made in the context of the first-time application of IFRS 16.

As at January 1, 2019, the weighted average incremental borrowing rate for lease liabilities was 5.05%. This lease liability is related to real estate leases, mainly in the United States.

At January 1, 2019

Total

Less than 1

1 to 5 years

More than 5

(in millions of euros)

year

years

Liability related to leases of intangible assets

0

0

0

0

Liability related to leases of property, plant and equipment

5,363

907

4,255

201

Total rental liabilities

5,363

907

4,255

201

AT JUNE 30, 2019

Total

Less than 1

1 to 5 years

More than 5

(in millions of euros)

year

years

Liability related to leases of intangible assets

0

0

0

0

Liability related to leases of property, plant and equipment

4,953

945

4,009

0

Total rental liabilities

4,953

945

4,009

0

5.9.3 - Rental liability expenses

The expense for rental obligations recorded in the income statement amounted to 606 thousand euros in the first half of 2019.

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Consolidated financial statements

Note 6 - Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

6.1 - Property, plant and equipment

At 6/30/2019

At 1/1/2019 (1)

Depreciation,

Depreciation,

amortization and

amortization and

(in thousands of euros)

Gross value

impairment

Net value

Gross value

impairment

Net value

Land and fixtures and fittings

4,634

(1,261)

3,373

4,589

(1,186)

3,404

Buildings and fitting-out

71,791

(37,635)

34,156

71,442

(35,240)

36,202

Plant and equipment

126,112

(88,914)

37,198

106,626

(81,434)

25,192

Right-of-use of property, plant and equipment

5,258

(509)

4,750

5,226

0

5,226

(2)

Others

9,910

(4,502)

5,408

23,911

(4,125)

19,786

TOTAL

217,705

(132,821)

84,884

211,794

(121,985)

89,809

(1) After impact of IFRS 16

(2) See Note 5.9.1 - Right-of-use assets relating to leases

Change in net position in the first half of 2018

Net values

Other

At 1/1/2019

Gross

Disposals

Net

Change in

Currency

transactions

At

(in thousands of euros)

(1)

acquisitions

NAV

allowances

scope

fluctuations

(4)

6/30/2019

Land and fixtures and fittings

3,404

0

0

(75)

0

44

0

3,373

Buildings and fitting-out

36,202

0

0

(2,323)

0

273

4

34,156

Plant and equipment

25,192

221

0

(6,466)

0

261

17,990

37,198

Right-of-use of property, plant

5,226

0

0

(512)

0

36

0

4,750

and equipment (2)

Other (3)

19,785

3,711

0

(168)

0

74

(17,994)

5,408

NET VALUES

89,809

3,932

0

(9,544)

0

688

0

84,884

  1. After impact of IFRS 16
  2. See Note 5.9.1 -Right-of-use assets relating to leases
  3. Includingnon-current assets in progress.
  4. Corresponds to the capacity increase for the IT3 battery

Capital expenditure is broken down by geographical area in note 5.2.2 - Information by geographical area.

6.2 - Intangible assets

At 6/30/2019

At 12/31/2018

Depreciation,

Depreciation,

amortization and

amortization and

(in thousands of euros)

Gross value

impairment

Net value

Gross value

impairment

Net value

Operating rights, patents, development costs

8,772

(6,632)

2,140

8,555

(6,129)

2,426

Other (1)

15,883

(90)

15,793

13,971

(87)

13,884

TOTAL

24,655

(6,722)

17,933

22,526

(6,216)

16,310

(1) including 11,384 thousand euros relating to the allocation of the goodwill of Capacitor Sciences Inc. to a research and development asset in fiscal year 2017.

Change in net position in the first half of 2019

Net values

At

Gross

Disposals

Net

Change in

Currency

Others

At

(in thousands of euros)

12/31/2018

acquisitions

NAV

allowances

scope

fluctuations

movements

6/30/2019

Operating rights, patents,

development costs

2,426

0

0

(395)

0

108

1

2,140

Others

13,884

1,812

0

(3)

0

101

(1)

15,793

NET VALUES

16,310

1,812

0

(398)

0

209

0

17,933

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6.3 - Goodwill

6.3.1 - Change in goodwill

(in thousands of euros)

As of December 31, 2018

14,617

Foreign exchange differences

112

AT JUNE 30, 2019

14,729

Goodwill related to Capacitor Sciences totaled 14,165 thousand euros.

In accordance with IAS 36 "Impairment of Assets", goodwill undergoes impairment tests every year and when there is an objective indication of impairment. Since no indication of impairment loss was recorded at June 30, 2019, no impairment tests were carried out as at that date.

Note 7 - Financial structure and financial costs 7.1 - Financial income

(in thousands of euros)

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Net financing expenses

(425)

(365)

(662)

- Interest expenses

(428)

(365)

(663)

- Income from financial receivables

3

0

1

Other financial income(*)

802

925

1,543

Other financial expenses(*)

(893)

(1,705)

(3,260)

FINANCIAL INCOME

(516)

(1,145)

(2,378)

(*) Details of other operating income and expenses:

June 2019

June 2018

Total

Financial

Financial

Total

Financial

Financial

(in thousands of euros)

income

expenses

income

expenses

Effect of changes in consolidation scope

0

0

0

0

0

0

Changes in financial provisions

24

46

(22)

(19)

0

(19)

Other (1)

(115)

756

(871)

(761)

925

(1,686)

OTHER FINANCIAL INCOME AND

(91)

802

(893)

(780)

925

(1,705)

EXPENSES

  1. Mainly includes the unrealized foreign exchange gain and the accretion expense on theearn-out agreed on the acquisition of Capacitor Sciences Inc., amounting to 653 thousand euros and (540) thousand euros, respectively, compared with (804) thousand euros and (485) thousand euros at June 30, 2018. In June 2018, it also included the foreign exchange gains and losses on the US dollar funding provided by Blue Solutions to Blue Solutions Canada to finance Capacitor Sciences Inc., effective retroactively to January 1, 2018. These items have been recognized in other comprehensive income since January 1, 2018, pursuant to IAS 21.

See notes 5.7.2 - Other non-current liabilities, 5.6 - Trade and other payables and 8.1 - Information on risk.

December 2018

(in thousands of euros)

Total

Financial

Financial

income

expenses

Effect of changes in consolidation scope

(20)

0

(20)

Changes in financial provisions

12

97

(85)

Other (1)

(1,709)

1,446

(3,155)

OTHER FINANCIAL INCOME AND EXPENSES

(1,717)

1,543

(3,260)

  1. Mainly includes the unrealized foreign exchange loss and the accretion expense on theearn-out agreed on the acquisition of Capacitor Sciences Inc., amounting to (1,255) thousand euros and (576) thousand euros, respectively.

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7.2 - Cash and cash equivalents and net cash

At 6/30/2019

At 12/31/2018

(in thousands of euros)

Gross value

Provisions

Net value

Gross value

Provisions

Net value

Cash

4,275

0

4,275

4,373

0

4,373

Cash management agreements - assets (1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cash and cash equivalents

4,275

0

4,275

4,373

0

4,373

Cash management agreement - liabilities (1)

(44,744)

0

(44,744)

(18,099)

0

(18,099)

Current bank facilities

(8)

0

(8)

(17)

0

(17)

NET CASH

(40,477)

0

(40,477)

(13,743)

0

(13,743)

(1) Cash management agreement with Bolloré SA

Cash and cash equivalents are classified within Level 1 under the fair value hierarchy defined in IFRS 13 (as at December 31, 2018).

7.3 - Financial debt

At

including

including

including

including non-

(in thousands of euros)

6/30/2019

current

non-current

At 12/31/2018

current

current

Loans from credit institutions

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other borrowings and similar debts (1)

78,234

44,752

33,482

50,715

18,116

32,599

GROSS FINANCIAL DEBT

78,234

44,752

33,482

50,715

18,116

32,599

Cash and cash equivalents (2)

(4,275)

(4,275)

0

(4,373)

(4,373)

0

NET FINANCIAL DEBT

73,959

40,477

33,482

46,342

13,743

32,599

  1. Debt on the return to better fortune clause of 33.5 million euros (see below) and the cash agreement with Bolloré SA for 44.7 million euros. See note 7.2 - Cash and cash equivalents and net cash.
  2. Cash at June 30, 2019.

Main characteristics of the items in net financial debt

Liabilities at amortized cost

Other borrowings and similar debts

(in thousands of euros)

At 6/30/2019

At 12/31/2018

Cash and cash management agreement - liabilities

44,752

18,116

Other borrowings and similar debts (*)

33,482

32,599

Corresponds to the factoring in of the debt linked to the return to better fortune clause in favor of Bolloré relating to the debt waiver granted in 2009 in an amount of 33.5 million euros at June 30, 2019, versus 32.6 million euros at December 31, 2018:

Blue Solutions is committed to repaying an amount of 37.2 million euros to Bolloré SA, said amount corresponding to the debt of 37.5 million euros waived in 2009 minus the 0.3 million euros repayment in 2017, by paying one-third of the company's positive recurring income before tax, capped at the amount of the net profit, until the debt has been paid off.

The debt recognized in the financial statements corresponds to the current value of the commitment and is estimated on the basis of forecasts of future profit/loss available on the dates on which the financial statements for Blue Solutions were prepared. The interest expense representing the passage of time ((0.3) million euros at June 30, 2019, versus (0.3) million euros at June 30, 2018 and (0.6) million euros at December 31, 2018) is recognized in net financing expenses on the basis of an effective interest rate corresponding to the average financing rate of the lender. However, this interest does not create cash outflows.

Subsequent changes (excluding the effect of discounting) of this debt, resulting from a transaction with shareholders, were recorded in shareholders' equity for 0.6 million euros at June 30, 2019 and 2.4 million euros at December 31, 2018.

Debt repayments are recognized as a reduction from the debt by posting to the Bolloré SA current account.

7.4 - Investments in equity affiliates

(in thousands of euros)

As of December 31, 2018

1,055

Change in the consolidation scope

(130)

Share in net income

67

AT JUNE 30, 2019

992

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Consolidated financial statements

Consolidated value of the companies accounted for using the equity method

At 6/30/2019

At 12/31/2018

(in thousands of euros)

Net income Share

Equity value

Net income Share

Equity value

Cirtem (1)

67

992

93

1,055

TOTAL

67

992

93

1,055

(1) The company was 24.99% owned by Blue Solutions SA at June 30, 2019 and at December 31, 2018.

Note 8 - Information relating to market risk and the fair value of financial assets and liabilities

8.1 - Information on risk

This note updates the information provided in note 8 to the consolidated financial statements included in the Group's 2018 registration document.

Main financial risks concerning the Group

Liquidity risk

At June 30, 2019, its net financial debt was 73.9 million euros (46.3 million euros at December 31, 2018). It includes 44.8 million euros under the cash agreement with Bolloré SA (18.1 million euros at December 31, 2018), net of cash of 4.4 million euros (net cash of 4.3 million euros at December 31, 2018)) and a 33.5 million euro liability under the return to better fortune clause with Bolloré SA (32.6 million euros at December 31, 2018).

Blue Solutions is committed to repaying an amount of 37.2 million euros to Bolloré SA, said amount corresponding to the debt waived in 2009 minus the 0.3 million euro repayment already made, by paying one-third of the company's positive recurring income before tax, capped at the amount of the net profit, until the debt has been paid off.

The debt recognized in the financial statements (33.5 million euros at June 30, 2019) corresponds to the current value of the commitment and is estimated on the basis of the forecasts of future results available as of the dates of drawing up the financial statements for Blue Solutions. Interest expense representative of the passage of time is recognized in the net financing expenses on the basis of an effective interest rate corresponding to the average financing rate of the lender. However, this interest does not create cash outflows.

The Blue Solutions Group has a cash agreement, which Bolloré Group has undertaken to maintain to June 30, 2020, which may be used to cover its liquidity requirements. The Group considers that the Bolloré Group has sufficient liquidity to ensure financing for the coming years. The financial risks related to the Bolloré Group are presented in its 2019 registration document.

Interest rate risk

At June 30, 2019, the Group had net variable-rate debt of 73.9 million euros, versus 46.3 million euros at December 31, 2018. The cash management agreement with Bolloré SA showed a net liability position of 44.8 million euros at June 30, 2019, versus a net liability position of 18.1 million euros at December 31, 2018. This cash agreement bears interest at the quarterly average EONIA rate +1.00% for advances made by Bolloré SA and at the quarterly EONIA rate +0.50% for advances made to Bolloré SA, it being noted that in both cases where the quarterly EONIA rate is negative it will be deemed to be 0%.

Interest expenses in respect of the debt relating to the return to better fortune clause amounted to (0.6) million euros based on an interest rate of 1.60% at June 30, 2019 ((0.3) million euros based on an interest rate of 1.87% at June 31, 2019).

The sensitivity of the debt to a +1% change in the rate is as follows: the annual impact on financing costs would be -0.2 million euros at December 30, 2018, compared with -0.3 million euros at December 31, 2018.

Blue Solutions did not use financial derivatives to hedge rates at June 30, 2019 or December 31, 2018.

Foreign exchange risk

Group revenue related to the sale of batteries is made in euros. Consequently, over 99% of the revenue in the periods presented was generated in euros. The company therefore considers that its revenue does not expose it in a significant manner to exchange rate risks.

Blue Solutions nonetheless conducts certain transactions in foreign currency: intra-group purchases of batteries and the majority of production costs of the Canadian site are carried out in Canadian dollars; some purchases of components from outside suppliers are conducted in US dollars. The company considers that the impact related to currencies nevertheless remains limited on the whole with regard to the Group's operating income and is not hedged.

The Group's operating income is not significantly exposed to currency risk. The Group's total net currency gains and losses related to operating flows in foreign currency amounted to 45 thousand euros at June 30, 2019, 34 thousand euros at June 30, 2018, and 9 thousand euros at December 31, 2018.

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Consolidated financial statements

In 2019 and 2018, the financing of Blue Solutions Canada was provided by Blue Solutions, in part in Canadian dollars. Unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the translation of this short-term financing into euros are recognized under other comprehensive income, pursuant to IAS 21.

Blue Solutions Canada also obtained US dollar financing from Blue Solutions to enable it to fund its own subsidiary Capacitor Sciences Inc. in US dollars. Unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the translation of this financing were recognized in financial income at each reporting date to December 31, 2017. Since January 1, 2018, and in light of the prospect of the medium-term repayment of the financing provided to Capacitor Sciences Inc. by Blue Solutions, via Blue Solutions Canada, the net impact of unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses on this US dollar financing is now recognized in other comprehensive income, pursuant to IAS 21.

The net impact of unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses on the Canadian dollar financing provided by Blue Solutions to Blue Solutions Canada recognized under other comprehensive income totaled 3,056 thousand euros at June 30, 2019, (1,400) thousand euros at June 30, 2018 and (2,184) thousand euros at December 31, 2018.

The net impact of unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses on the US dollar financing provided by Blue Solutions to Blue Solutions Canada recognized under other comprehensive income totaled 92 thousand euros at June 30, 2019 and 648 thousand euros at December 31, 2018.

The net currency impacts recognized in profit and loss amounted to (502) thousand euros and 281 thousand euros, respectively, for the periods ended June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018.

This impact mainly relates to the effect of foreign exchange fluctuations on the earn-out liability carried by Blue Solutions Canada in US dollars for 653 thousand euros.

The impact of a 1% change in the US dollar on the translation of the Group's data is as follows:

(In thousands of euros)

At 6/30/2019

At 6/30/2018

At 12/31/2018

Revenue

0

0

0

Operating income

(33)

(34)

(91)

Financial income

(154)

(52)

(145)

Net income

(187)

(86)

(238)

Equity

74

68

7

The impact of a 1% change in the Canadian dollar on the translation of the Group's data is as follows:

(In thousands of euros)

At 6/30/2019

At 6/30/2018

At 12/31/2018

Revenue

6

11

23

Operating income

(74)

(84)

(173)

Financial income

1

(12)

(17)

Net income

(73)

(90)

(192)

Equity

(1)

12

(90)

Credit and/or counterparty risk

Blue Solutions considers it is not exposed to counterparty risk, as close to 99% of its revenue is generated with Bolloré Group companies.

Risk related to shares

Blue Solutions has no shareholdings other than those held in Blue Solutions Canada, Capacitor Sciences and Cirtem. Accordingly, it considers that it is not subject to any risk on fluctuation in share markets.

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Consolidated financial statements

Raw materials risk

Given the portion represented individually by each type of raw material and component in its operating expenses, Blue Solutions has not put in place any measures for this risk or any hedging measures for said risk.

Note 9 - Shareholders' equity and earnings per share

9.1 - Equity

9.1.1 - Changes in capital

At June 30, 2019, the share capital of Blue Solutions SA was 145,815,330 euros, divided into 29,163,066 fully paid-up ordinary shares with a par value of 5 euros each.

Transactions that affect or could affect the share capital of Blue Solutions are subject to agreement by the General Meeting of Shareholders.

9.1.2 - Dividends paid out by the parent company

The parent company did not pay any dividends during the fiscal year.

9.1.3 - Additional information

Following the simplified tender offer for the Blue Solutions shares in July 2017, Bolloré Group undertook to make an offer to buy Blue Solutions shares for 17 euros in the first half of 2020. The terms of this commitment can be found in section 1.3.1 of the Bolloré SA securities note approved by the AMF on July 4, 2017 (approval no. 17-326).

9.2 - Earnings per share

The table below gives a breakdown of the details used to calculate the basic and diluted earnings per share shown at the bottom of the income statement.

(in thousands of euros)

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Net income, Group share, used to calculate earnings per share - basic

(21,062)

(17,730)

(33,369)

Net income, Group share, used to calculate earnings per share - diluted

(21,062)

(17,730)

(33,369)

Number of shares issued

29,163,066

29,163,066

29,163,066

Number of shares in circulation

29,163,066

29,163,066

29,163,066

Number of shares issued and potential share

29,163,066

29,163,066

29,163,066

Weighted average number of shares in circulation - basic

29,163,066

29,142,074

29,152,656

Weighted average number of shares in circulation and potential

29,163,066

29,142,074

29,152,656

shares - after dilution

Note 10 - Provisions

including

including

including

including non-

(in thousands of euros)

At 6/30/2019

current

non-current

At 12/31/2018

current

current

Provisions for litigation

525

525

0

339

339

0

Provisions for warranties

41

41

0

41

41

0

Provisions for contingencies and charges

566

566

0

380

380

0

Employee benefits obligations

3,046

0

3,046

2,940

0

2,940

PROVISIONS

3,612

566

3,046

3,320

380

2,940

Breakdown of changes over the period

Decrease

Change in

Others

Currency

At

(in thousands of euros)

At 12/31/2018

Increase

With use Without use

scope

movements

fluctuations

6/30/2019

Provisions for litigation

339

177

0

0

0

0

9

525

Provisions for warranties

41

0

0

0

0

0

0

41

Employee benefit obligations

(1)

2,940

122

0

(16)

0

0

0

3,046

TOTAL

3,320

299

0

(16)

0

(144)

9

3,612

(1) Employee benefit obligations were updated at June 30, 2019 by extrapolating the calculations made at December 31, 2018.

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Consolidated financial statements

Note 11 - Employee expenses and benefits

11.1- Share-based payment transactions

Bolloré SA free share allocation plan

The Group granted free Bolloré SA shares to Group employees. These were done in line with the conditions laides down by the Extraordinary General Meeting on June 3, 2016. The terms and conditions of these plans were approved by the Board of Directors of Bolloré at its meetings on September 1, 2016, March 23, 2017, March 22, 2018 and March 14, 2019.

Some of these shares were granted to employees of Blue Solutions Group (64,000 shares for the plan approved by the Board of Directors on September 1, 2016, involving 4,131,200 Bolloré SA shares; 70,000 shares for the plan approved by the Board of Directors on March 23, 2017, involving 1,610,000 Bolloré SA shares; 30,000 shares for the plan approved by the Board of Directors on March 22, 2018, involving 1,238,000 Bolloré SA shares; and 60,000 shares for the plan approved by the Board of Directors on March 14, 2019, involving 3,017,500 Bolloré SA shares).

The Blue Solutions Group applied IFRS 2 Share-based payment to these free share allocation plans of the parent company (IFRS 2-B53). Given that Bolloré SA is obligated to deliver the equity instruments, the Blue Solutions Group recognized the expense for employee service cost pursuant to the provisions of IFRS2.10 on the measurement of share-based payment transactions and offset this with an increase in equity for Bolloré SA's contribution.

The portion of this fair value, for all plans granted involving Bolloré SA shares, representing services provided to Blue Solutions recognized in profit and loss under "Staff costs", offset in shareholders' equity, totaled (111) thousand euros at June 30, 2019 and (89) thousand euros at June 30, 2018.

Note 12 - Taxes

12.1 - Tax expenses12.1.1 - Income tax analysis

(in thousands of euros)

June 2019

June 2018

December 2018

Provision (expense)/reversal for taxes (1)

0

0

799

Other tax (2)

0

0

(1,208)

Corporate added value contribution

(42)

(134)

(282)

TOTAL

(42)

(134)

(690)

  1. At December 31, 2018, corresponds to the unwinding of the tax audit: 799 thousand euros corresponding to the corporate added value contribution.
  2. At December 31, 2018, includes the corporate added value contribution relating to the tax audit in the amount of (799) thousand euros and the other reassessments of (409) thousand euros.

For the fiscal years presented, by virtue of IAS 12 section 35, the Group considered that given the recent history of unused tax losses, it was not necessary to recognize the net deferred tax assets in respect of carrying forward tax losses beyond the taxable liabilities temporary differences.

Note 13 - Related-party transactions

The consolidated financial statements include the operations conducted by the Group within the normal framework of its activities with the consolidated companies in the Bolloré Group which controls the Group.

It should be noted that the Group has in particular entered into an agreement with Bolloré SA concerning the provision of services, including the provision of assistance, staff and resources and reclassification of assets. The financial conditions of this agreement are as follows:

  • provision of assistance: the amount invoiced is determined on the basis of Bolloré SA's operating costs using an allocation formula;
  • provision of staff and resources: the agreement specifies reinvoicing at cost for seconded personnel and equipment, reinvoicing by the hour for aircraft;
  • reclassification of assets or securities: they are calculated on the basis of the net book value of the goods in the accounts of the transferor except for changes in securities exceeding 500,000 euros and asset disposals exceeding 1,500,000 euros which are governed by a special agreement subject to the procedures forrelated-party agreements.

In addition: Blue Solutions benefits from a cash management agreement with Bolloré SA which manages the cash requirements and cash surpluses of Blue Solutions. Borrowings made are subject to the quarterly average EONIA interest rate +1.00% and loans at the EONIA rate +0.50%.

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Consolidated financial statements

in thousands of euros)

June 2019

June 2018

Revenue

- non-consolidated entities in the Blue Solutions Group(1)

12,594

20,773

-entities accounted for using the equity method: Cirtem

0

0

Goods and services bought in

- non-consolidated entities in the Blue Solutions Group(1)

(1,167)

(4,076)

-entities accounted for using the equity method: Cirtem

0

0

Other financial income and expenses

- non-consolidated entities in the Blue Solutions Group(1)

(428)

(365)

-entities accounted for using the equity method: Cirtem

0

0

(in thousands of euros)

June 30, 2019

December 31, 2018

Receivables associated with business activity (excluding tax consolidation)

- non-consolidated entities in the Blue Solutions Group(1)

3,609

834

-entities accounted for using the equity method: Cirtem

0

0

Provisions for bad debts

0

0

Payables associated with business activity (excluding tax consolidation)

- non-consolidated entities in the Blue Solutions Group(1)

122

63

-entities accounted for using the equity method: Cirtem

0

0

Current accounts and cash management agreements - assets

- non-consolidated entities in the Blue Solutions Group(1)

14

14

-entities accounted for using the equity method: Cirtem

0

0

Current accounts and cash management agreements - liabilities

- non-consolidated entities in the Blue Solutions Group(1)

44,822

18,099

-entities accounted for using the equity method: Cirtem

0

0

(1) Entities jointly controlled by Bolloré Group, not consolidated by the Blue Solutions Group, along with Group holding companies.

Note 14 - Events after the reporting period

None.

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Auditors' review report

STATUTORY AUDITORS' REVIEW REPORT ON THE HALF-YEARLY FINANCIAL INFORMATION

For the period from January 1 to June 30, 2019.

This is a free translation into English of the statutory auditors' review report on the half-yearly financial information issued in French and is provided solely for the convenience of English-speaking users. This report includes information relating to the specific verification of information given in the Group's half-yearly management report. This report should be read in conjunction with, and construed in accordance with, French law and professional standards applicable in France.

To the Shareholders,

In compliance with the assignment entrusted to us by your Annual General Meeting and in accordance with the requirements of article L. 451-1-2-III of the French Monetary and Financial Code ("Code monétaire et financier"), we hereby report to you on:

  • the review of the accompanying condensedhalf-yearly consolidated financial statements of BLUE SOLUTIONS, for the period from January 1 to June 30, 2019,
  • the verification of the information presented in thehalf-yearly management report.

These condensed half-yearly consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Board of Directors. Our role is to express a conclusion on these financial statements based on our review.

  1. Conclusion on the financial statements

We conducted our review in accordance with professional standards applicable in France. A review of interim financial information consists of making inquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with professional standards applicable in France and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the accompanying condensed half- yearly consolidated financial statements are not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34 - standard of the IFRSs as adopted by the European Union applicable to interim financial information.

Without qualifying the conclusion expressed above, we draw your attention to Note 2.1 "Changes in standards" of the condensed half-yearly consolidated financial statements, which describes the changes in accounting methods relating to the mandatory application as of January 1, 2019 of IFRS 16 "Leases".

  1. Specific verification

We have also verified the information presented in the half-yearly management report on the condensed half-yearly consolidated financial statements subject to our review.

We have no matters to report as to its fair presentation and consistency with the condensed half-yearly consolidated

financial statements.

Neuilly-sur-Seine and Paris - La Défense, September 26th, 2019

The Statutory Auditors

French original signed by

AEG Finances

Constantin Associés

French member of Grant Thornton International

Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Samuel Clochard

Thierry Queron

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Statement of the person responsible

STATEMENT OF THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HALF-YEAR REPORT

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the condensed financial statements for the past half year have been prepared in accordance with application accounting standards and give a true and fair view of the assets, financial position and performance of the company and all its consolidated entities, and that the interim progress report on page 3 gives a true picture of the highlights in the first six months of the financial year, their effect on the accounts, the main transactions between related parties and a description of the main risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the financial year.

September 27, 2019

Jean-Luc Monfort

Chief Executive Officer

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GLOSSARY

Organic growth: at constant scope and exchange rate

Adjusted operating income(EBITA): corresponds to operating income before amortization of intangible assets related to business combinations (PPA, Purchase Price Allocation), goodwill impairment and other intangible assets related to business combinations.

EBITDA: earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

Net financial debt / Net cash position: sum of borrowings at amortized cost, less cash and cash equivalents, cash management financial assets and net derivative financial instruments (assets or liabilities) with an underlying net financial indebtedness, as well as cash deposits backed by borrowings.

The non‐GAAP measures defined above should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for other GAAP measures of operating and financial performance, and Blue Solutions considers these to be relevant indicators of the Group's operational and financial performance. Furthermore, it should be noted that other companies may define and calculate these indicators differently. It is therefore possible that the indicators used by Blue Solutions cannot be directly compared with those of other companies.

The percentages changes indicated in this document are calculated in relation to the same period of the preceding fiscal year, unless otherwise stated. Due to rounding in this presentation, the sum of some data may not correspond exactly to the calculated total and the percentage may not correspond to the calculated variation.

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