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eQ Oyj : Plc's Interim Report Q3 2020 - Group's result development continued to be strong

10/27/2020 | 04:50am EST

Q3 2020

INTERIM REPORT

eQ PLC

INTERIM REPORT

27 October 2020 at 8:00 AM

eQ PLC'S INTERIM REPORT Q3 2020 - eQ GROUP'S RESULT DEVELOPMENT CONTINUED TO BE STRONG

January to September 2020 in brief

  • During the period under review, the Group's net revenue totalled EUR 36.6 million (EUR 35.0 million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019).
    • The Group's net fee and commission income was EUR 37.3 million (EUR 34.5 million).
    • The Group's net investment income from own investment operations was EUR -0.6 million (EUR 0.5 million), including the return from private equity and real estate fund investments and liquid fixed income funds.
  • The Group's operating profit grew by 8% to EUR 19.2 million (EUR 17.9 million).
  • The Group's profit was EUR 15.4 million (EUR 14.3 million).
  • The consolidated earnings per share were EUR 0.40 (EUR 0.38).
  • The net cash flow from the Group's own private equity and real estate fund investment operations was EUR -0.2 million (EUR 0.8 million).
  • The net revenue of the Asset Management segment increased by 9% to EUR 34.6 million (EUR 31.8 million) and the operating profit by 14% to EUR 20.8 million (EUR 18.2 million).
  • The net revenue of the Corporate Finance segment was EUR 2.7 million (EUR 2.9 million) and the operating profit was EUR 0.7 million (EUR 0.8 million).

July to September 2020 in brief

  • In the third quarter, the Group's net revenue totalled EUR 12.7 million (EUR 12.1 million from 1 July to 30 Sept. 2019).
    • The Group's net fee and commission income was EUR 12.9 million (EUR 12.0 million).
    • The Group's net investment income from own investment operations was EUR -0.2 million (EUR 0.1 million), including the return from private equity and real estate fund investments and liquid fixed income funds.
  • The Group's operating profit was EUR 7.5 million (EUR 6.9 million).
  • The Group's profit was EUR 6.0 million (EUR 5.5 million).
  • The consolidated earnings per share were EUR 0.16 (EUR 0.15).

Key ratios

1-9/20

1-9/19

Change

7-9/20

7-9/19

Change

1-12/19

Net revenue, Group, M€

36.6

35.0

5%

12.7

12.1

5%

50.6

Net revenue, Asset Management, M€

34.6

31.8

9%

11.9

10.9

9%

44.3

Net revenue, Corporate Finance, M€

2.7

2.9

-5%

1.0

1.1

-7%

5.4

Net revenue, Investments, M€

-0.7

0.2

-406%

-0.3

0.1

-527%

0.8

Net revenue, Group administration and

eliminations, M€

-0.1

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.1

Operating profit, Group, M€

19.2

17.9

8%

7.5

6.9

9%

26.3

Operating profit, Asset Management, M€

20.8

18.2

14%

7.8

6.8

14%

25.4

Operating profit, Corporate Finance, M€

0.7

0.8

-8%

0.4

0.4

-10%

1.9

Operating profit, Investments, M€

-0.7

0.2

-406%

-0.3

0.1

-527%

0.8

Operating profit, Group administration, M€

-1.6

-1.3

-0.3

-0.4

-1.8

Profit for the period, M€

15.4

14.3

8%

6.0

5.5

9%

21.0

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Key ratios

1-9/20

1-9/19

Change

7-9/20

7-9/19

Change

1-12/19

Earnings per share, €

0.40

0.38

7%

0.16

0.15

8%

0.55

Equity per share, €

1.50

1.52

-1%

1.50

1.52

-1%

1.70

Cost/income ratio, Group, %

47.3

48.9

-3%

40.9

42.9

-5%

48.1

Liquid assets, M€

23.0

18.8

22%

23.0

18.8

22%

32.3

Private equity and real estate fund

15.8

16.4

-4%

15.8

16.4

-4%

16.2

investments, M€

Interest-bearing loans, M€

0.0

0.0

0%

0.0

0.0

0%

0.0

Assets under management excluding

7.2

6.3

14%

7.2

6.3

14%

6.8

reporting services, € billion

Assets under management total, € billion

8.7

11.2

-23%

8.7

11.2

-23%

11.7

Janne Larma, CEO

The Group's result development continued to be strong despite the challenging market environment. eQ Group's operating profit has grown for 26 consecutive quarters. During the first nine months of the year, the net revenue of the Group grew by 5% to EUR 36.6 million and the operating profit by 8% to EUR 19.2 million. The Group's profit increased to EUR 15.4 million (EUR 14.3 million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019).

The growth of eQ Asset Management's management fees and operating profit continued

Growth of eQ Asset Management's fee and commission income has still been driven by real estate and private equity asset management, the fee and commission income of which grew by 20% on the previous year. Within eQ's real estate asset management, subscriptions started to grow in the second half. Subscriptions were made for more than EUR 50 million, EUR 33 million of which in open-end real estate funds and EUR 18 million in a residential fund for professional investors. Within private equity asset management, we will continue to raise assets to the eQ PE SF III and eQ PE XII North funds and begin the fund raising to our latest eQ Private Credit III fund during the last months of the year. The present market situation and market outlook continue to favour alternative investments, such as real estate and private equity investments. The management fee income from traditional asset management was at the previous year's level.

eQ Asset Management's excellent profit growth continued. The net revenue of the Asset Management segment increased by 9% to EUR 34.6 million and the operating profit grew by 14% to EUR 20.8 million. The cost/income ratio of the Asset Management segment has continued to fall and was 39.8% during the first nine months.

Advium's result at previous year's level

In the Corporate Finance segment, Advium has acted as advisor in six finalised transactions during the nine- month period. In the third quarter, Advium acted as advisor to Cargotec, for instance, as the Boards of Cargotec and Konecranes will propose to the shareholders a merger that will result in a global leader of sustainable material flows.

During the nine-month period, Advium's income and profit were at the previous year's level. Advium's net revenue during the period under review was EUR 2.7 million (EUR 2.9 million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019). The operating profit was EUR 0.7 million (EUR 0.8 million).

Advium's order stock continues to be good, but the challenging operating environment still slows down project completion. The market situation has improved since the second quarter, however, but it has not yet returned to the activity level of 2019. Great variations in fee income per quarter are typical of corporate finance operations.

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The result of the Investments segment lower than last year

The operating profit of the Investments segment fell from last year. The operating profit of the segment was EUR 0.7 million negative (EUR 0.2 million). The negative result results from negative value changes and the low profit distributions from funds. During the period under review, the net cash flow from investments was EUR 0.2 million (EUR 0.8 million). The fair value of private equity and real estate fund investment was EUR 15.8 million at the end of September (EUR 16.2 million on 31 Dec. 2019).

Outlook

The outlook for the financial year is still unaltered, and we expect the net revenue and operating profit of the Asset Management segment to grow from the previous year. After the period under review, the eQ Care Fund signed an agreement on divesting 55 properties for about EUR 222 million. The deal is expected to materialise this year. As a result of the deal, the Care Fund will accrue a performance fee this year. Therefore, we estimate that the performance fees of the Asset Management segment in 2020 will be at the same level as last year. There are still uncertainties related to this, however. The Amanda IV private equity fund will not accrue a performance fee in 2020.

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eQ's interim report 1 January to 30 September 2020 is enclosed to this release and it is also available on the company website at www.eQ.fi.

Additional information: Janne Larma, CEO, tel. +358 9 6817 8920

Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki, www.eQ.fi,eQ.fi, media

eQ Group is a group of companies that concentrates on asset management and corporate finance business. eQ Asset Management offers a wide range of asset management services (including private equity funds and real estate asset management) for institutions and private individuals. The assets managed by the Group total approximately EUR 8.7 billion. Advium Corporate Finance, which is part of the Group, offers services related to mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and equity capital markets.

More information about the Group is available on our website www.eQ.fi.

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eQ PLC'S INTERIM REPORT 1 JAN. TO 30 SEPT. 2020

Result of operations and financial position 1 January to 30 September 2020

  • During the period under review, the Group's net revenue totalled EUR 36.6 million (EUR 35.0 million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019).
    • The Group's net fee and commission income was EUR 37.3 million (EUR 34.5 million).
    • The Group's net investment income from own investment operations was EUR -0.6 million (EUR 0.5 million), including the return from private equity and real estate fund investments and liquid fixed income funds.
  • The Group's operating profit grew by 8% to EUR 19.2 million (EUR 17.9 million).
  • The Group's profit was EUR 15.4 million (EUR 14.3 million).
  • The consolidated earnings per share were EUR 0.40 (EUR 0.38).
  • The net cash flow from the Group's own private equity and real estate fund investment operations was EUR -0.2 million (EUR 0.8 million).
  • The net revenue of the Asset Management segment increased by 9% to EUR 34.6 million (EUR 31.8 million) and the operating profit by 14% to EUR 20.8 million (EUR 18.2 million).
  • The net revenue of the Corporate Finance segment was EUR 2.7 million (EUR 2.9 million) and the operating profit was EUR 0.7 million (EUR 0.8 million).

Result of operations and financial position 1 July to 30 September 2020

  • In the third quarter, the Group's net revenue totalled EUR 12.7 million (EUR 12.1 million from 1 July to 30 Sept. 2019).
    • The Group's net fee and commission income was EUR 12.9 million (EUR 12.0 million).
    • The Group's net investment income from own investment operations was EUR -0.2 million (EUR 0.1 million), including the return from private equity and real estate fund investments and liquid fixed income funds.
  • The Group's operating profit was EUR 7.5 million (EUR 6.9 million).
  • The Group's profit was EUR 6.0 million (EUR 5.5 million).
  • The consolidated earnings per share were EUR 0.16 (EUR 0.15).

Operating environment

The central theme of the third quarter of 2020 was the recovery of economies from the steep fall in Q2. During the summer, it was possible to open up economies to a large extent, which could be seen in the growth of the GNP and in improved employment figures. In early autumn, the number of infections started to increase once more - in some countries even fiercely, but the number of people needing hospital care or the death tolls did not fortunately grow to the same degree. In addition, Germany and France, for instance, indicated that they were not willing to close down their economies in the same manner as in spring, despite the increase in infection rates. Among the large economies, China continued on its own path: the number of reported cases remained round zero and its economic growth was reportedly gaining momentum.

The strong support of central banks to the market continued. In Europe, the planning of the EU-wide support package worth EUR 750 billion continued. According to the plan, 30% of the package should be allocated to "sustainable recovery" and financed with "green" bonds. A recovery package was also planned in the US, but no concrete results were reached due to the disagreements between the parties on its contents and the upcoming presidential election. The market continues to focus on the upcoming presidential election in the US.

The bond and equity markets concentrated on hopes for recovering markets and the development of a vaccine. Regional differences in equity returns were exceptionally large in both the third quarter and since the beginning of the year. Among the best performers since the beginning of 2020 was the Finnish stock

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exchange, which gave a 5.6% return (in Q3 no less than 9.7%). The return of the US S&P 500 Index was 0.6% in euros and 5.1% in dollars since the beginning of the year (in Q3 4.2% in euros and 8.8% in dollars) which means that the currency movements were rather big as well. Calculated with the MSCI Index, the return of emerging equity markets was -5.4% (Q3 4.9%) since the beginning of the year. Europe has clearly been the weakest region. Since the beginning of 2020, the return of MSCI Europe was -12.7%, and in Q3, the increase was only 0.1%.

The third quarter was also a time of strong recovery in the bond market. Since the beginning of 2020, the return of the euro government bond index was 3.7% (Q3 1.70%). The second-best return, i.e. 1.8% (Q3 2.4%) came from emerging market corporate loans. Investment grade corporate loans yielded a 0.7% return since the beginning of the year (Q3 2.0%). The weakest return at index level in the bond market since the beginning of the year came from high yield loans, which gave a -2.6% return (Q3 2.5%).

Major events during the period under review

eQ Plc's Annual General Meeting was held on 25 March 2020. Nicolas Berner, Georg Ehrnrooth, Timo Kokkila, Lotta Kopra and Tomas von Rettig were re-elected to the Board. Georg Ehrnrooth will continue as Chairman of the Board. The decisions by the Annual General Meeting have been presented in a separate chapter below.

During the period under review, the number of eQ Plc's shares increased with new shares subscribed for with option rights. The number of shares increased by 415 000 shares on 10 September 2020.

Group net revenue and result development

During the period under review, the Group's net revenue totalled EUR 36.6 million (EUR 35.0 million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019). The Group's net fee and commission income was EUR 37.3 million (EUR 34.5 million). The Group's net investment income from own investment operations was EUR -0.6 million (EUR 0.5 million), including the return from private equity and real estate fund investments and liquid fixed income funds.

The Group's expenses and depreciation totalled EUR 17.4 million (EUR 17.1 million). Personnel expenses were EUR 14.3 million (EUR 13.8 million), other administrative expenses totalled EUR 1.3 million (EUR 1.6 million), and the other operating expenses were EUR 1.0 million (EUR 1.0 million). Depreciation was EUR 0.8 million (EUR 0.7 million).

The Group's operating profit was EUR 19.2 million (EUR 17.9 million) and the profit for the period was EUR 15.4 million (EUR 14.3 million).

Business areas

Asset Management

eQ Asset Management offers versatile and innovative asset management services to both institutions and individuals. The Asset Management segment consists of the investment firm eQ Asset Management Ltd and other Group companies engaged in asset management operations, the most important of which is eQ Fund Management Company Ltd.

Mutual funds and asset management

At the end of the period, eQ had 26 mutual funds registered in Finland. The number of funds increased during the period with two funds that were transferred from Aurejärvi Asset Management. The new funds are eQ Global and eQ Europe Small Cap.

As a result of the widening of credit risk margins, the returns of eQ's fixed income funds were mostly negative during the period. The clearly positive return of government bonds was an exception. After the collapse in March, returns have been positive in all areas, however. The best returns came from the eQ

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Government Bond and eQ Emerging Markets Corporate Bond funds. The best returns as compared with benchmark indices were provided by the eQ Euro Floating Rate and eQ Emerging Markets Corporate Bond funds. The eQ Euro Investment Grade fund was awarded as the best fund measured with a five-year return in the Lipper Scandinavian "Bond EUR Corporates" award series in 2020.

After the collapse of equity funds in March, share prices continued to rise sharply in the third quarter. The returns of several funds were already clearly positive since the beginning of the year. The best returns came from the eQ Nordic Small Cap, eQ Blue Planet and eQ Finland funds. As compared with the benchmark indices, the eQ Blue Planet and eQ Nordic Small Cap gave excellent returns. On 11 March 2020, eQ Asset Management won one of the major prices awarded by Morningstar. Morningstar recognised the entire equity fund range of eQ with its "Best Equity Fund House" award. This extremely highly esteemed award is based on the five-yearrisk-adjusted returns of eQ's equity funds.

Of the funds managed by eQ, 38% surpassed their benchmark indices in the nine-month period, and in the past three years, 62% of the funds managed by eQ have surpassed their benchmark indices. The average Morningstar rating of funds managed by eQ was 3.5 stars at the end of the period under review. The returns of the discretionary asset management portfolios that eQ manages varied between -1.2 and -3,2% during the period, based on the allocation of the investment portfolio. The return of portfolios that are only invest in Finnish shares was +2.8%.

Private Equity

The first close of the new eQ PE XII North private equity fund was held at the end of January 2020 at EUR 126 million. The second close of the fund took place in April at EUR 157 million, and in the close in June the size of the fund grew to EUR 190 million. The eQ PE XII North fund makes investments in private equity funds that invest in unlisted, small and mid-sized companies in Northern Europe. In January, eQ also established its third secondary market fund eQ PE SF III. The first close of the fund was held at EUR 75 million. The second close of the fund took place in April at EUR 115 million, and in the close in June the size of the fund grew to EUR 155 million. After the period under review, the size of the fund grew to EUR 162 million. Both new funds are clearly bigger than their predecessors, and they are still expected to grow during the remaining part of the year. In addition, eQ has launched four new private equity mandates during the beginning of the year.

At the end of the period under review, the assets in private equity funds managed by eQ totalled EUR 1 886 million (EUR 1 609 million) and the assets managed under private equity mandates were EUR 879 million (EUR 677 million).

Real estate investments

At the end of the period under review, new net subscriptions worth EUR 4 million were made in the eQ Finnish Real Estate fund. During the period, the subscriptions totalled EUR -18 million. At the end of the quarter, the size of the fund was EUR 671 million, and its real estate property amounted to almost EUR 1.1 billion. The investment operations of the fund have been extremely successful, and the return since establishment is 8.5% p.a. The fund has almost 2 400 unit holders.

At the end of the period under review, new net subscriptions worth EUR 29 million were made in the eQ Care fund. During the period, the subscriptions totalled EUR 54 million. At the end of the period under review, the size of the fund was EUR 1 055 million and its real estate property exceeded EUR 1.3 billion. The return of the fund since establishment is 8.8% p.a., and the fund has almost 4 100 unit holders. A deal where the eQ Care fund divests 55 properties for EUR 222 million was signed after the period under review. The deal is expected to materialise by the end of the year.

In May, eQ established a new real estate fund eQ Residential. In the first close, subscription commitments for EUR 33 million were raised to the fund. The second close of the fund was held after the period under review, at the beginning of October, at EUR 51 million. The investment capacity increased thereby to about EUR 150 million. The investment operations have begun, and the raising of means will continue during the last months of the year. The target size of the fund is EUR 100 million, which will enable investments exceeding EUR 300 million in residential real estate. eQ Residential will make investments in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Tampere, and Turku. The fund targets complete residential buildings and aims to build

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approximately 1,500 rental units in total. Unlike eQ Care and eQ Finnish Real Estate funds, eQ Residential is restricted to professional investors only in a closed-end fund structure.

Overall, eQ's real estate funds had real estate property worth almost EUR 2.4 billion at the end of the period under review, and eQ has become a major Finnish real estate investor. Consequently, the real estate team has been expanded to 13 persons.

Assets under management and clients

At the end of the period, the assets managed by eQ Asset Management, excluding assets covered by private equity reporting services, were EUR 7 235 million and altogether EUR 8 707 million. The assets increased by EUR 468 million from the beginning of the year, excluding the private equity reporting services, and fell by EUR 2 979 million (EUR 6 767 / 11 686 million on 31 Dec. 2019). The considerable fall in the private equity reporting services was in practice due to one large institutional investor, who went over to an international service provider. The transfer has no impact on the result. At the end of the period, the assets managed by mutual funds registered in Finland totalled EUR 3 254 million (EUR 3 276 million), and the assets decrease by EUR 22 million mainly as a result of the market movement. Mutual funds managed by international partners and other assets covered by asset management operations totalled EUR 1 216 million (EUR 1 206 million). The assets managed under private equity funds and asset management totalled EUR 4 236 million (EUR 7 204 million), the share of eQ funds being EUR 1 886 million (EUR 1 609 million) and that of mandates EUR 879 million (EUR 677 million). The assets covered by the reporting service totalled EUR 1 472 million (EUR 4 919 million).

Result of the Asset Management segment

During the period under review, the net revenue of the Asset Management segment increased by 9% and the operating profit by 14% to EUR 20.8 million (EUR 18.2 million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019). Performance fees fell by 69% as a result of their typical strong fluctuation per quarter and financial period. The cost/income ratio was 39.8% (42.8%). Calculated as full-time resources, the Asset Management segment had 73 employees at the end of the period under review.

Asset Management

1-9/20

1-9/19

Change

7-9/20

7-9/19

Change

1-12/19

Net revenue, M€

34.6

31.8

9%

11.9

10.9

9%

44.3

Operating profit, M€

20.8

18.2

14%

7.8

6.8

14%

25.4

Assets under management excluding

7.2

6.3

15%

7.2

6.3

15%

6.8

reporting services, € billion

Assets under management total, € billion

8.7

11.2

-23%

8.7

11.2

-23%

11.7

Cost/income ratio, %

39.8

42.8

-7%

34.7

37.7

-8%

42.7

Personnel as full-time resources

73

67

9%

73

67

9%

69

Fee and commission income, Asset

1-9/20

1-9/19

Change

7-9/20

7-9/19

Change

1-12/19

Management, M€

Management fees from traditional asset

5.9

5.9

0%

2.1

2.0

6%

8.0

management

Real estate and private equity management

28.1

23.5

20%

9.4

8.2

14%

32.1

fees

Other fee and commission income

0.1

0.1

-9%

0.0

0.0

3%

0.3

Performance fees

0.8

2.5

-69%

0.6

0.8

-24%

4.4

Total

35.0

32.1

9%

12.1

11.0

10%

44.7

Corporate Finance

In the Corporate Finance segment, Advium Corporate Finance acts as advisor in mergers and acquisitions, large real estate transactions and equity capital markets.

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The global COVID-19 outbreak continues to have an impact on Advium's business. The pandemic seemed to calm down for a moment in summer, and part of the good order stock was activated again.

Advium acted as advisor in three transactions in the third quarter. The most important of these was the transaction where Cargotec and Konecranes signed a merger plan and merger agreement on 1 October 2020. Advium acted as advisor to Cargotec in the transaction. The execution of the proposed merger still requires approval by the general meetings of the companies and competition authorities, for instance. The execution of the deal is expected to take place during the last quarter of 2021.

In addition, Advium acted as advisor to the seller, as Lakan Betoni Oy sold its factory in Forssa to Kiilto Oy, and as the bankrupt's estate of ICON Corporation Oy sold a real estate in Kruununhaka, Helsinki, to Samla Asunnot Ky and Samla Toimitilat II Ky.

Result of the Corporate Finance segment

During the period under review, Advium's net revenue was EUR 2.7 million, compared with EUR 2.9 million the year before. The operating profit was EUR 0.7 million (EUR 0.8 million from 1 Jan. to 31 Sept. 2019). The segment had 14 employees at the end of the period.

It is typical of corporate finance business that success fees have a considerable impact on invoicing, due to which the result may vary considerably from quarter to quarter.

Corporate Finance

1-9/20

1-9/19

Change

7-9/20

7-9/19

Change

1-12/19

Net revenue, M€

2.7

2.9

-5%

1.0

1.1

-7%

5.4

Operating profit, M€

0.7

0.8

-8%

0.4

0.4

-10%

1.9

Cost/income ratio, %

74.5

73.6

1%

64.0

62.6

2%

64.1

Personnel as full-time resources

14

15

-7%

14

15

-7%

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Investments

The business operations of the Investments segment consist of private equity and real estate fund investments made from eQ Group's own balance sheet.

During the period under review, the net revenue of the Investments segment totalled EUR -0.7 million (EUR

  1. million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019). At the end of the period, the fair value of the investments was EUR
  1. million (EUR 16.2 million on 31 Dec. 2019) and the amount of the remaining investment commitments was EUR 7.7 million (EUR 6.7 million). Of the market value, 87% has been invested in private equity funds managed by eQ. The breakdown of the market value and investment commitments of the investments per fund are presented in the tables section.

During the period, the investment objects returned capital for EUR 0.7 million (EUR 1.6 million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019) and distributed a profit of EUR 0.1 million (EUR 1.0 million). Capital calls totalled EUR 1.0 million (EUR 1.7 million). The net cash flow from investments during the period was EUR -0,2 million (EUR

0.8 million). The value changes of the private equity fund investments recognised through profit or loss were EUR -0,7 million during the period (EUR -0,6 million). During the period under review, the COVID-19 crisis influenced the profit distribution and value changes of investments. The Group's internal management fee expenses, which are included in the result of the Investments segment, totalled EUR 0.1 million (EUR 0.2 million).

During the period under review, eQ Plc made a EUR 1.0 million investment commitment in the eQ PE XII North private equity fund. The eQ PE XII North fund makes investments in private equity funds that invest in unlisted, small and mid-sized companies in Northern Europe. eQ Plc also made an investment commitment of EUR 1.0 million in the eQ Residential real estate fund during the period. eQ Residential is a closed-end fund that makes investments in residential property in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Tampere and Turku.

The income of eQ's Investments segment is recognised due to factors independent of the company. Due to this, the segment's result may vary considerably. eQ only makes new investments in funds managed by eQ.

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Investments

1-9/20

1-9/19

Change

7-9/20

7-9/19

Change

1-12/19

Operating profit, M€

-0.7

0.2

-407%

-0.3

0.1

527%

0.8

Fair value of investments, M€

15.8

16.4

-4%

15.8

16.4

-4%

16.2

Investment commitments, M€

7.7

7.4

4%

7.7

7.4

4%

6.7

Net cash flow of investments, M€

-0.2

0.8

-123%

0.0

0.5

-103%

1.7

Balance sheet and capital adequacy

At the end of the financial period, the consolidated balance sheet total was EUR 75.4 million (EUR 85.4 million on 31 Dec. 2019) and the shareholders' equity was EUR 57.9 million (EUR 65.1 million). During the period, the shareholders' equity was influenced by the profit for the period of EUR 15.4 million, the dividend distribution of EUR -21.1 million, the repayment of equity of EUR -2.7 million from the reserve for invested unrestricted equity, the subscription for new shares with option rights of EUR 1,0 million and the accrued expense of EUR 0.1 million related to the option scheme and enter in shareholders' equity. The changes are specified in detail in the tables attached to this release.

At the end of the period, liquid assets totalled EUR 13.2 million (EUR 22.4 million) and liquid investments in mutual funds EUR 9.8 million (EUR 9.9 million). In order to safeguard the availability of financing, the Group has access to a credit limit of EUR 4.0 million. At the end of the period, the Group's short-term receivables amounted to EUR 4.4 million (EUR 4.7 million).

The lease liability entered in the balance sheet was EUR 2.2 million (EUR 2.6 million) at the end of the period, the share of short-term liabilities being EUR 0.9 million (EUR 0.6 million). Interest-freeshort-term debt was EUR 15.3 million (EUR 17.7 million). The Group had no interest-bearing loans at the end of the period (EUR - million). eQ's equity to assets ratio was 76.8% (76.2%).

A subsidiary called eQ Asset Management Ltd, which is engaged in investment firm operations and fully owned by eQ Plc, is part of the Group. eQ Asset Management Ltd, as investment firm, and eQ Plc as the holding company, apply the CRR/CRD regulations. The requirement for eQ Group's and eQ Asset Management Ltd's own funds is calculated according to article 95 of EU's Capital Requirements Regulation. The amount of the total risk exposure is calculated as the larger of the following: a) total amount of credit and market risks or b) the total risk based on fixed overheads.

The Group's CET1 (Common Equity Tier 1) and solvency ratio of the own funds was 24.3% at the end of the period (22.2% on 31 Dec. 2019). According to regulations, the absolute minimum requirement for own funds is 8%. At the end of the period, the Group's own funds based on capital adequacy calculations totalled EUR

12.6 million (EUR 11.9 million on 31 Dec. 2019), and the total risk exposure was EUR 51.9 million (EUR 53.5 million). In capital adequacy calculations, the amount of the total risk exposure is based on the total risk exposure based on fixed overheads, as the total credit and market risks was lower at the end of the period. Detailed information on the Group's capital adequacy can be found in the tables section.

Shares and share capital

At the end of the period on 30 September 2020, the number of eQ Plc's shares was 38 722 198 and the share capital was EUR 11 383 873.

During the period under review, on 10 September 2020, the number of eQ Plc's shares increased by

415 000 shares subscribed for with option rights 2015. The subscription price of the new shares totalled EUR 1 033 350.00. The entire subscription was entered in the reserve for invested unrestricted equity. There were no changes in the share capital during the period.

The closing price of eQ Plc's share on 30 September 2020 was EUR 12.85 (EUR 12.45 on 31 Dec. 2019). The market capitalisation of the company was thus EUR 497.6 million (EUR 476.9 million) at the end of the period. During the period, 2 189 395 shares were traded on Nasdaq Helsinki (1 118 058 shares from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019). In euros, the turnover was EUR 28.0 million (EUR 10.1 million).

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Own shares

On 30 September 2020, eQ Plc held no own shares.

Shareholders

Ten major shareholders on 30 September 2020

Shares

Share, %

1

Fennogens Investments S.A.

7 943 137

20.51

2

Anchor Oy Ab

6 048 677

15.62

3

Chilla Capital S.A.

5 945 275

15.35

4

Teamet Oy

4 100 000

10.59

5

Oy Cevante Ab

1 419 063

3.66

6

Fazer Jan Peter

1 298 306

3.35

7

Procurator-Holding Oy

793 892

2.05

8

Lavventura Oy

650 000

1.68

9

Linnalex Ab

631 652

1.63

10

Pinomonte Ab

529 981

1.37

10 major shareholders, total

29 359 983

75.82

Nominee registered

380 877

0.98

Other shares

8 981 338

23.19

Total

38 722 198

100.00

On 30 September 2020, eQ Plc had 6 946 shareholders (5 945 shareholders on 31 Dec. 2019).

Option schemes

At the end of the period, eQ Plc had two valid option schemes. The option schemes are intended as part of the commitment system of the Group's key personnel.

Option scheme 2015

At the end of the period, altogether 1 575 000 options had been allocated from option scheme 2015. The subscription period of shares with option rights 2015 began on 1 April 2019 and will end on 1 April 2021. The options have been listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Of these options, altogether 665 000 had been exercised by the end of the period. The number of outstanding options was 910 000 at the end of the period. No options of the option scheme 2015 can any longer be allocated.

The terms and conditions of the option scheme have been published in a stock exchange release of 5 November 2015, and they can be found in their entirety on the company website at www.eQ.fi.

Option scheme 2018

At the end of the period, altogether 1 775 000 options had been allocated from option scheme with a purchase price 2018. The subscription period of shares with option rights 2018 will begin on 1 April 2022 and end on 1 April 2024.

In the first quarter of 2020, 25 000 options with a purchase price of EUR 18 000.00 were returned to eQ Plc due to the termination of employment. The purchase price of the returned options was entered in its entirety at the original subscription price in the reserve for invested unrestricted equity. The number of outstanding

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options was 1 775 000 at the end of the period. No options of the option scheme 2018 can any longer be allocated.

The terms and conditions of the option scheme have been published in a stock exchange release of 26 October 2018, and they can be found in their entirety on the company website at www.eQ.fi.

Decisions by the Annual General Meeting

eQ Plc's Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on Monday 25 March 2020 in Helsinki, decided upon the following:

Confirmation of the financial statements

eQ Plc's AGM confirmed the financial statements of the company, which included the consolidated financial statements, the report by the Board of Directors, and the auditors' report for the financial year 2019.

Decision in respect of the result shown on the balance sheet and the distribution of assets from the reserve for invested unrestricted equity

The AGM confirmed the proposal by the Board of Directors that a dividend of EUR 0.55 per share and a repayment of equity of EUR 0.07 from the reserve for invested unrestricted equity be paid out. The dividend and equity repayment were paid to shareholders who, on the record date for the dividend payment, i.e. 27 March 2020, were recorded in the shareholder register of eQ Plc held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. Payment date of the dividend and equity repayment 3 April 2020.

Discharge from liability to the Board of Directors and the CEO

The AGM decided to grant discharge from liability to the Board of Directors and the CEO.

Remuneration Policy for governing bodies

The Annual General Meeting adopted the Remuneration Policy for the governing bodies.

Number of directors, appointment of directors, and the remuneration of directors

According to the decision of the AGM, five members shall be elected to eQ Plc's Board of Directors. Nicholas Berner, Georg Ehrnrooth, Timo Kokkila, Lotta Kopra and Tomas von Rettig were re-elected for a term of office that will end at the close of the next Annual General Meeting. The AGM decided that the directors would receive remuneration as follows: the Chairman of the Board will receive EUR 4 000 and the other directors EUR 2 500 per month. The Directors will also be paid EUR 500 for each Board meeting that they attend. Travel and lodging costs will be compensated in accordance with the company's expense policy. The Board elected Georg Ehrnrooth Chairman of the Board at its meeting held immediately after the AGM.

Auditors and auditors' compensation

The AGM decided to elect the corporation of authorised public accountants KPMG Oy Ab auditor of the company. The auditor with main responsibility appointed by the company is Marcus Tötterman, APA. It was decided to compensate the auditor according to an invoice approved by eQ Plc.

Authorising the Board of Directors to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of special rights entitling to shares

The AGM authorised the Board of Directors to decide on a share issue or share issues and/or the issuance of special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Limited Liability Companies Act,

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in one or several transactions, comprising a maximum total of 3 500 000 new shares. The amount of the authorisation corresponded to approximately 9,14% of all shares in the company on the date of the notice of the AGM.

The authorisation can be used in order to finance or carry out potential acquisitions or other business transactions, to strengthen the balance sheet and the financial position of the company, to carry out the company's incentive schemes or for any other purposes decided by the Board. Based on the authorisation, the Board shall decide on all matters related to the issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Limited Liability Companies Act, including the recipients of the shares or the special rights entitling to shares and the amount of the consideration to be paid Therefore, based on the authorisation, shares or special rights entitling to shares may also be issued to certain persons, i.e. in deviation of the shareholders' pre-emptive rights as described in said Act. A share issue may also be executed without payment in accordance with the preconditions set out in the Limited Liability Companies Act. The authorisation cancels all previous corresponding authorisations and is effective until the next AGM, no longer than 18 months, however.

Personnel and organisation

At the end of the period, the number of Group personnel calculated as full-time resources was 92 (89 persons on 31 December 2019). Calculated as full-time resources, the Asset Management segment had 73

  1. employees and the Corporate Finance segment 14 (15) employees. Group administration had 5 (5) employees.

The overall salaries paid to the employees of eQ Group during the period totalled EUR 14.3 million (EUR 13.8 million from 1 Jan. to 30 Sept. 2019).

Major risks and short-term uncertainties

The major single risk of the Group is the dependence of the operating income on changes in the external operating environment. The result of the Asset Management segment depends on the development of the assets under management, which is dependent of the development of the capital market, for instance. On the other hand, the management fees of private equity funds are based on long-term agreements that produce a stable cash flow. The realisation of the performance fee income that is dependent on the success of the investment operations also influences result development. The performance fees of the asset management operations may consist of performance fees paid by mutual funds and real estate funds, profit shares that private equity funds pay to the management company, and performance fees from asset management portfolios. Performance fees may vary considerably by quarter and financial period.

Success fees, which depend on the number of mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions and the execution of transactions, have a considerable impact on the result of the Corporate Finance segment. These vary considerably within one year and are dependent on economic trends.

The risks related to the operations of eQ Group's Investments segment are the market risk and currency risk, for instance. Of said risks, the market risk has the greater impact on investments. The company's own investments are well diversified, which means that the impact of one investment made by one individual fund in one single investment object on the return is often small. The income from eQ Group's Investment segment is recognised in different quarters due to factors independent of the company, depending on the exits from funds. The income from investment operations and changes in value may vary considerably from quarter to quarter.

Events after the period under review

After the period under review, the eQ Care Fund signed an agreement on divesting 55 properties for EUR 222 million. The deal is expected to materialise by the end of the year.

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Outlook

The outlook for the financial year is still unaltered, and we expect the net revenue and operating profit of the Asset Management segment to grow from the previous year. After the period under review, the eQ Care Fund signed an agreement on divesting 55 properties for about EUR 222 million. The deal is expected to materialise this year. As a result of the deal, the Care Fund will accrue a performance fee this year. Therefore, we estimate that the performance fees of the Asset Management segment in 2020 will be at the same level as last year. There are still uncertainties related to this, however. The Amanda IV private equity fund will not accrue a performance fee in 2020.

eQ PCL Board of Directors

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TABLES

Principles for drawing up the report

The interim report has been prepared in accordance with IFRS standards and the IAS 34 Interim Reports standard, approved by the EU.

The income of eQ Group's Investments segment is recognised due to factors independent of the company. As a result, the net income from financial assets may vary considerably.

The report has not been audited.

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CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT, EUR 1 000

1-9/20

1-9/19

7-9/20

7-9/19

1-12/19

Fee and commission income

37 609

34 830

13 041

12 098

49 933

Interest income

0

4

0

0

4

Net income from financial assets

-640

502

-215

129

1 132

Operating income, total

36 969

35 335

12 825

12 226

51 069

Fee and commission expenses

-343

-319

-121

-108

-428

Interest expenses

-18

-20

-6

-7

-26

NET REVENUE

36 609

34 996

12 699

12 112

50 614

Administrative expenses

Personnel expenses

-14 263

-13 816

-4 137

-4 155

-19 758

Other administrative expenses

-1 323

-1 560

-383

-464

-2 185

Depreciation on tangible and intangible assets

-254

-161

-101

-50

-219

Depreciation on leases

-547

-562

-179

-187

-749

Other operating expenses

-1 012

-1 031

-371

-340

-1 411

OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

19 209

17 866

7 528

6 916

26 292

Income tax

-3 813

-3 560

-1 516

-1 394

-5 257

PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD

15 396

14 306

6 012

5 521

21 035

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

1-9/20

1-9/19

7-9/20

7-9/19

1-12/19

Other comprehensive income:

-

-

-

-

-

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOD

15 396

14 306

6 012

5 521

21 035

Profit for the period attributable to:

Equity holders of the parent company

15 396

14 306

6 012

5 521

21 035

Non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

Comprehensive income for the period attributable to:

Equity holders of the parent company

15 396

14 306

6 012

5 521

21 035

Non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

Earnings per share calculated from the

profit of equity holders of the parent company:

Earnings per average share, EUR

0.40

0.38

0.16

0.15

0.55

Diluted earnings per average share, EUR

0.38

0.35

0.15

0.13

0.51

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET, EUR 1 000

30 Sept.

30 Sept.

31 Dec.

2020

2019

2019

ASSETS

Liquid assets

35

28

72

Claims on credit institutions

13 145

8 844

22 303

Financial assets

Financial securities

9 870

9 955

9 956

Private equity and real estate fund investments

15 791

16 443

16 156

Intangible assets

Fair value and brands

29 212

29 212

29 212

Client agreements

333

-

-

Other intangible assets

346

179

253

Tangible assets

314

252

261

Leases

1 886

2 621

2 433

Other assets

4 059

5 949

4 151

Accruals and prepaid expenditure

233

291

528

Income tax receivables

124

107

58

Deferred tax assets

72

18

34

TOTAL ASSETS

75 420

73 900

85 418

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

LIABILITIES

Other liabilities

4 809

4 149

4 780

Accruals and deferred income

9 962

8 789

12 057

Lease liabilities

2 247

2 710

2 604

Income tax liabilities

461

348

831

Deferred tax liabilities

29

30

29

TOTAL LIABILITIES

17 508

16 027

20 301

EQUITY

Attributable to equity holders of the parent company:

Share capital

11 384

11 384

11 384

Reserve for invested unrestricted equity

24 816

26 016

26 482

Retained earnings

6 316

6 168

6 215

Profit (loss) for the period

15 396

14 306

21 035

TOTAL EQUITY

57 912

57 873

65 117

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

75 420

73 900

85 418

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CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT, EUR 1 000

1-9/2020

1-9/2019

1-12/2019

CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS

Operating profit

19 209

17 866

26 292

Depreciation and write-downs

802

723

968

Interest income and expenses

18

16

22

Transactions with no related payment transactions

836

691

904

Financial assets' cash flow - private equity and real estate fund

investments

-334

-181

-61

Change in working capital

Business receivables, increase (-) / decrease (+)

388

-404

1 157

Interest-free debt, increase (+) / decrease (-)

-2 897

-2 976

919

Total change in working capital

-2 509

-3 380

2 076

Cash flow from operations before financial items and taxes

18 021

15 736

30 202

Interests received

0

4

4

Interests paid

-18

-20

-26

Taxes

-3 456

-3 354

-4 532

CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS

14 547

12 366

25 648

CASH FLOW FROM INVESTMENTS

Investments in intangible and tangible assets

-735

-57

-197

Investments/redemptions in other investments - liquid mutual funds

84

93

93

CASH FLOW FROM INVESTMENTS

-650

36

-103

CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING

Dividends paid/equity repayments

-23 750

-20 551

-20 551

Option issue with a subscription price

-18

1 296

816

Subscription of new shares

1 033

350

1 296

Decrease in the lease liability capital

-357

-473

-578

CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING

-23 092

-19 378

-19 017

INCREASE/DECREASE IN LIQUID ASSETS

-9 195

-6 976

6 527

Liquid assets on 1 Jan.

22 375

15 848

15 848

Liquid assets on 31 Sept./31 Dec.

13 180

8 872

22 375

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CHANGE IN CONSOLIDATED SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY, EUR 1 000

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent company

Reserve for

invested

unrestricted

Retained

Share capital

equity

earnings

Total

Total equity

Shareholders' equity on 1 Jan. 2019

11 384

27 034

23 831

62 249

62 249

Profit (loss) for the period

14 306

14 306

14 306

Other comprehensive income

Financial assets

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income

14 306

14 306

14 306

Dividend/equity repayment

-2 664

-17 887

-20 551

-20 551

Option issue with a subscription price

1 296

1 296

1 296

Subscription of shares

350

350

350

Options granted, cost accrual

224

224

224

Shareholders' equity on 30 Sept. 2019

11 384

26 016

20 473

57 873

57 873

Shareholders' equity on 1 Jan. 2020

11 384

26 482

27 251

65 117

65 117

Profit (loss) for the period

15 396

15 396

15 396

Other comprehensive income

Financial assets

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income

15 396

15 396

15 396

Dividend/equity repayment

-2 682

-21 069

-23 750

-23 750

Option issue with a subscription price

-18

-18

-18

Subscription of shares

1 033

1 033

1 033

Options granted, cost accrual

135

135

135

Shareholders' equity on 30 Sept. 2020

11 384

24 816

21 712

57 912

57 912

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FEE AND COMMISSION INCOME, GROUP, EUR 1 000

1-9/20

1-9/19

7-9/20

7-9/19

1-12/19

Asset management fees

Management fees from traditional asset management

5 944

5 920

2 067

1 979

8 003

Real estate and private equity management fees

27 996

23 343

9 330

8 163

31 852

Other fee and commission income

130

144

41

35

281

Performance fees

795

2 534

588

830

4 379

Total

34 866

31 942

12 026

11 007

44 514

Corporate finance fees

2 743

2 889

1 015

1 091

5 419

Fee and commission income, total

37 609

34 830

13 041

12 098

49 933

NET INCOME FROM FINANCIAL ASSETS, GROUP, EUR 1 000

1-9/20

1-9/19

7-9/20

7-9/19

1-12/19

Private equity and real estate fund investment operations

Profit distribution of funds

145

1 014

125

344

1 810

Changes in fair value and losses

-699

-647

-404

-220

-813

Total

-554

368

-278

124

996

Other investment operations - liquid mutual funds

Changes in fair value

-2

179

63

4

181

Sales profit/loss

-84

-45

-

-

-45

Total

-86

134

63

4

135

Net income from financial assets, total

-640

502

-215

129

1 132

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FAIR VALUES OF FINANCIAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, EUR 1 000

30 Sept. 2020

30 Sept. 2019

31 Dec. 2019

Fair

Book

Fair

Book

Fair

Book

value

value

value

value

value

value

Financial assets

Investments

Private equity and real estate fund

investments

15 791

15 791

16 443

16 443

16 156

16 156

Financial securities

9 870

9 870

9 955

9 955

9 956

9 956

Accounts receivable and other receivables

947

947

944

944

1 655

1 655

Liquid assets

13 180

13 180

8 872

8 872

22 375

22 375

Total

39 288

39 288

36 214

36 214

50 142

50 142

Financial liabilities

Accounts payable and other liabilities

188

188

194

194

166

166

Lease liabilities

2 247

2 247

2 710

2 710

2 604

2 604

Total

2 435

2 435

2 904

2 904

2 769

2 769

The table shows the fair values and book values of financial assets and liabilities per balance sheet item. The assessment principles of fair values are presented in the accounting principles. The original book value of accounts receivable and accounts payable corresponds to their fair value, as the impact of discounting is not essential taking into account the maturity of the receivables and liabilities.

Value of financial instruments across the three levels of the fair value hierarchy

30 Sept. 2020

30 Sept. 2019

31 Dec. 2019

Level

Level

Level

1

Level 3

1

Level 3

1

Level 3

Financial assets

Private equity and real estate fund

investments

-

15 791

-

16 443

-

16 156

Financial securities

9 870

-

9 955

-

9 956

-

Total

9 870

15 791

9 955

16 443

9 956

16 156

Level 3 reconciliation: Private equity and real estate fund investments

1-9/2020

Opening balance on 1 Jan. 2020

16 156

Calls

1 000

Returns

-666

Value change and loss through profit or loss

-699

Closing balance on 30 Sept. 2020

15 791

1-9/2019

Opening balance on 1 Jan. 2019

16 909

Calls

1 747

Returns

-1 566

Value change and loss through profit or loss

-647

Closing balance on 30 Sept. 2019

16 443

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1-12/2019

Opening balance on 1 Jan. 2019

16 909

Calls

2 407

Returns

-2 346

Value change and loss through profit or loss

-813

Closing balance on 31 Dec. 2019

16 156

Level 1 comprises liquid assets the value of which is based on quotes in the liquid market. A market where the price is easily available on a regular basis is regarded as a liquid market.

The fair values of level 3 private equity funds are based on the value of the fund according to the management company of the private equity fund and their use in widely used valuation models. Private equity fund investments are valued in accordance with a practice widely used in the sector, International Private Equity and Venture Capital Guidelines. The fair values of level 3 real estate fund investments are based on the value of the fund according to the management company. The valuation of real estate owned by a fund is based on a value defined by an external valuer. During the period under review, no transfers took place between the levels of the fair value hierarchy.

PRIVATE EQUITY AND REAL ESTATE FUND INVESTMENTS, EUR 1 000

Market value

30 Sept. 2020

31 Dec. 2019

Funds managed by eQ:

Private equity funds of funds:

eQ PE XII North LP

2

-

eQ PE XI US LP

45

32

eQ PE X North LP

264

199

eQ PE IX US LP

370

266

eQ PE VIII North LP

1 811

1 586

eQ PE VII US LP

1 828

1 786

eQ PE VI North LP

2 012

1 935

Amanda V East LP

4 258

4 387

Amanda IV West LP

688

982

Amanda III Eastern PE LP

2 488

2 743

Total

13 768

13 917

Real estate funds:

eQ Residential

45

-

Private equity funds managed by others:

Large buyout funds

967

994

Midmarket funds

347

531

Venture funds

665

715

Total

15 791

16 156

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REMAINING INVESTMENT COMMITMENTS OF PRIVATE EQUITY AND REAL ESTATE FUND INVESTMENTS, EUR 1 000

Investment commitment

30 Sept. 2020

31 Dec. 2019

Funds managed by eQ:

Private equity funds of funds:

eQ PE XII North LP

1 000

0

eQ PE XI US LP

784

846

eQ PE X North LP

661

761

eQ PE IX US LP

563

686

eQ PE VIII North LP

859

1 183

eQ PE VII US LP

443

727

eQ PE VI North LP

477

602

Amanda V East LP

595

595

Amanda IV West LP

427

427

Amanda III Eastern PE LP

348

348

Total

6 156

6 175

Real estate funds:

eQ Residential

950

-

Private equity funds managed by others:

Large buyout funds

132

132

Midmarket funds

418

433

Venture funds

0

0

Total

7 656

6 740

22

SEGMENT INFORMATION, EUR 1 000

1-9/20

Asset

Corporate

Invest-

Elimin-

Group

Man.

Finance

ments

Other

ations

total

Fee and commission income

34 866

2 743

-

-

37 609

From other segments

113

-

-

-

-113

-

Interest income

-

-

-

-

-

Net income from financial assets

-

-

-554

-86

-641

Other operating income

-

-

-

-

-

From other segments

-

-

-

58

-58

-

Operating income, total

34 979

2 743

-554

-29

-170

36 968

Fee and commission expenses

-337

-

-

-6

-343

To other segments

-

-

-113

-

113

-

Interest expenses

-11

-3

-

-4

-18

NET REVENUE

34 631

2 740

-667

-39

-58

36 608

Administrative expenses

Personnel expenses

-11 576

-1 604

-

-1 082

-14 263

Other administrative expenses

-970

-208

-

-202

58

-1 323

Depreciation on tangible and intangible

assets

-214

-23

-

-17

-254

Depreciation on leases

-372

-115

-60

-547

Other operating expenses

-718

-92

-

-203

-1 012

OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

20 781

697

-667

-1 603

0

19 208

Income tax

-3 813

-3 813

PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD

-5 416

15 395

1-9/19

Asset

Corporate

Invest-

Elimin-

Group

Man.

Finance

ments

Other

ations

total

Fee and commission income

31 942

2 889

-

-

34 830

From other segments

150

-

-

-

-150

-

Interest income

-

-

-

4

4

Net income from financial assets

-

-

368

134

502

Other operating income

-

-

-

-

-

From other segments

-

-

-

58

-58

-

Operating income, total

32 092

2 889

368

195

-208

35 335

Fee and commission expenses

-313

-

-

-6

-319

To other segments

-

-

-150

-

150

-

Interest expenses

-13

-4

-

-3

-20

NET REVENUE

31 765

2 885

218

186

-58

34 996

23

1-9/19

Asset

Corporate

Invest

Elimin-

Group

Man.

Finance

ments

Other

ations

total

Administrative expenses

Personnel expenses

-11 196

-1 642

-

-979

-13 816

Other administrative expenses

-1 174

-246

-

-197

58

-1 560

Depreciation on tangible and intangible

assets

-122

-13

-

-25

-161

Depreciation on leases

-382

-118

-62

-562

Other operating expenses

-728

-104

-

-199

-1 031

OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

18 163

761

218

-1 276

0

17 866

Income tax

-3 560

-3 560

PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD

-4 836

14 306

7-9/20

Asset

Corporate

Invest

Elimin-

Group

Man.

Finance

ments

Other

ations

total

Fee and commission income

12 026

1 015

-

-

13 041

From other segments

38

-

-

-

-38

-

Net income from currency operations

-

-

-

-

-

Interest income

-

-

-

0

0

Net income from financial assets

-

-

-278

63

-215

Other operating income

-

-

-

-

-

From other segments

-

-

-

19

-19

-

Operating income, total

12 063

1 015

-278

82

-57

12 825

Fee and commission expenses

-119

-

-

-2

-120

To other segments

-

-

-38

-

38

-

Interest expenses

-3

-1

-

-2

-6

NET REVENUE

11 941

1 014

-316

79

-19

12 699

Administrative expenses

Personnel expenses

-3 405

-496

-

-236

-4 137

Other administrative expenses

-292

-67

-

-44

19

-383

Depreciation on tangible and intangible

assets

-78

-17

-

-6

-101

Depreciation on leases

-121

-38

-20

-179

Other operating expenses

-271

-33

-

-67

-371

OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

7 773

365

-316

-293

0

7 528

Income tax

-1 516

-1 516

PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD

-1 809

6 012

24

7-9/19

Asset

Corporate

Invest

Elimin-

Group

Man.

Finance

ments

Other

ations

total

Fee and commission income

11 007

1 091

-

-

12 098

From other segments

50

-

-

-

-50

-

Interest income

-

-

-

0

0

Net income from financial assets

-

-

124

4

129

Other operating income

-

-

-

-

-

From other segments

-

-

-

19

-19

-

Operating income, total

11 057

1 091

124

24

-69

12 226

Fee and commission expenses

-106

-

-

-2

-108

To other segments

-

-

-50

-

50

-

Interest expenses

-4

-1

-

-1

-7

NET REVENUE

10 947

1 090

74

21

-19

12 112

Administrative expenses

Personnel expenses

-3 372

-538

-

-246

-4 155

Other administrative expenses

-338

-76

-

-69

19

-464

Depreciation on tangible and intangible

assets

-39

-3

-

-8

-50

Depreciation on leases

-127

-39

-21

-187

Other operating expenses

-252

-26

-

-62

-340

OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

6 818

407

74

-384

0

6 915

Income tax

-1 394

-1 394

PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD

-1 779

5 521

1-12/19

Asset

Corporate

Invest

Elimin-

Group

Man.

Finance

ments

Other

ations

total

Fee and commission income

44 514

5 419

-

-

49 933

From other segments

200

-

-

-

-200

-

Net income from currency operations

-

-

-

-

-

Interest income

-

-

-

4

4

Net income from financial assets

-

-

996

135

1 132

Other operating income

-

-

-

-

-

From other segments

-

-

-

77

-77

-

Operating income, total

44 714

5 419

996

217

-277

51 069

Fee and commission expenses

-420

-

-

-8

-428

To other segments

-

-

-200

-

200

-

Interest expenses

-17

-5

-

-4

-26

NET REVENUE

44 276

5 413

796

205

-77

50 614

Administrative expenses

Personnel expenses

-15 620

-2 770

-

-1 368

-19 758

Other administrative expenses

-1 646

-367

-

-248

77

-2 185

Depreciation on tangible and intangible

assets

-167

-18

-

-34

-219

Depreciation on leases

-509

-157

-82

-749

Other operating expenses

-971

-159

-

-281

-1 411

OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

25 363

1 941

796

-1 809

0

26 292

Income tax

-5 257

-5 257

PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD

-7 065

21 035

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The fee and commission income of the Asset Management segment from other segments comprises the management fee income from eQ Group's own investments in private equity funds. The corresponding expenses are allocated to the Investments segment. Under the item Other, income from other segments comprises the administrative services provided by Group administration to other segments and the undivided interest income and expenses. The item Other also includes the undivided personnel, administration and other expenses allocated to Group administration. The taxes not distributed to the segments are also presented under the item Other.

The highest operative decision-making body does not follow assets and liabilities at segment level, due to which the Group's assets and liabilities are not presented as divided between the segments.

PROFIT DEVELOPMENT OF SEGMENTS PER QUARTER, EUR 1 000

Q3/20

Q2/20

Q1/20

Q4/19

Q3/19

Asset Management

Net revenue

11 941

11 419

11 271

12 511

10 947

Operating profit

7 773

6 612

6 396

7 200

6 818

Corporate Finance

Net revenue

1 014

1 277

449

2 529

1 090

Operating profit

365

449

-116

1 180

407

Investments

Net revenue

-316

-981

630

579

74

Operating profit

-316

-981

630

579

74

Other segments and eliminations

Net revenue

59

171

-327

0

2

Operating profit

-294

-408

-901

-533

-384

Group total

Net revenue

12 698

11 886

12 024

15 618

12 112

Operating profit

7 528

5 672

6 009

8 426

6 916

Profit for the period

6 012

4 592

4 791

6 730

5 521

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CAPITAL ADEQUACY, EUR 1 000

CRR

CRR

30 Sept.

31 Dec.

2020

2019

eQ Group

eQ Group

Equity

57 912

65 117

Common equity tier 1 (CET 1) before deductions

57 912

65 117

Deductions from CET 1

Intangible assets

-29 892

-29 465

Unconfirmed profit for the period

-15 396

-21 035

Dividend proposal by the Board*

0

-2 715

Common equity tier 1 (CET1)

12 624

11 901

Additional tier 1 (AT1)

0

0

Tier 1 (T1 = CET1 + AT1)

12 624

11 901

Tier 2 (T2)

0

0

Total capital (TC = T1 + T2)

12 624

11 901

Risk-weighted items total - Total risk exposure

51 890

53 499

of which credit risk

46 704

48 183

of which market risk - currency risk

4 941

5 316

of which extra risk due to fixed expenses

245

-

Common equity tier 1 (CET1) / risk weights, %

24.3%

22.2%

Tier 1 (T1) / risk weights, %

24.3%

22.2%

Total capital (TC) / risk weights, %

24.3%

22.2%

Excess of total capital compared with the minimum level (8% capital adequacy

ratio)

8 473

7 621

Excess of total capital compared with the target level (10% capital adequacy ratio)

7 435

6 551

*The dividend and equity repayment proposed by the Board exceeding the profit for the period.

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GROUP KEY RATIOS

30 Sept.

30 Sept.

31 Dec.

2020

2019

2019

Profit (loss) for the period to the equity holders of the parent

company, EUR 1 000

15 396

14 306

21 035

Earnings per average share, EUR

0.40

0.38

0.55

Diluted earnings per average share, EUR

0.38

0.35

0.51

Equity per share, EUR

1.50

1.52

1.70

Equity per average share, EUR *)

1.51

1.52

1.71

Return on investment, ROI % p.a.

32.1

31.3

32.4

Return on equity, ROE % p.a.

33.4

31.8

33.0

Equity to assets ratio, %

76.8

78.3

76.2

Cost/income ratio, Group, %

47.3

48.9

48.1

Share price at the end of the period, EUR

12.85

9.96

12.45

Market value, EUR million

497.6

380.0

476.9

Personnel calculated as full-time resources at the end of the

period

92

87

89

*) Weighted average number of shares outstanding.

eQ applies the guidelines of the European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA, on alternative performance measures. An alternative performance measure is a financial measure of historical or future financial performance, financial position, or cash flows, other than a financial measure defined or specified in the applicable financial reporting framework (IFRS). eQ presents alternative measures in order to describe the financial development of its operations. Capital adequacy performance measures are presented based on European legislation concerning companies in the finance sector. The calculation principles and formulae of the key ratios are presented in the company's 2019 financial statements, which are available on the company website at www.eQ.fi. The key ratios presented by eQ can be directly calculated with the calculation formulae based on the information in the income statement, balance sheet and notes thereto.

REMAINING COMMITMENTS

On 30 September 2020, eQ's remaining investment commitments in private equity funds totalled EUR

  1. million (EUR 6.7 million on 31 Dec. 2019). Other commitments at the end of the period totalled EUR
  1. million (EUR 0.0 million on 31 Dec. 2019).

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