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First quarter 2020 results

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – WEBWIRE


  • Group revenue decreased by 23% to €131 million (Q1 ’19: €170 million)
  • Location Technology revenue of €91 million (Q1 ’19: €103 million)
  • Automotive operational revenue decreased by 2% to €85 million (Q1 ’19: €87 million)
  • Free cash flow is an inflow of €14 million (Q1 ’19: outflow of €20 million)
  • Net cash is €432 million (Q1 ’19: €241 million)


  • Verizon to integrate TomTom’s Maps APIs and SDKs into its location services offering
  • Proactive measures taken regarding the health and safety of our employees and partners
  • Traffic data widely used to monitor consequences of COVID-19 measures on economic activity
  • Share buyback suspended until further notice; 2.4 million shares purchased for €16.6 million


“The COVID-19 pandemic impacts our Automotive and Consumer revenue, with no material impact on our Enterprise revenue. Our Automotive revenue arises principally from customer vehicle sales, which are sharply impacted by factory closures. Our Consumer revenue is impacted by a steep decline in demand arising from retail stores being closed, retailers reducing their inventory levels, and people not driving. Recovery will depend on how quickly economic normality is restored, including vehicle production and end-customer demand, which is currently uncertain.

Given the nature of our business, nearly all our employees can perform their work from home. With the health and safety of our employees and partners as our highest priority, we acted swiftly and decisively to enable remote working, which has enabled us to sustain our engineering development activities and customer service levels.

The year has started well for Automotive and Enterprise orders, including new business, expansions and extensions to existing deals. Our investments to improve our location technology products are delivering to plan, enabling us to continue executing on our business strategy.

Because of our strong debt-free balance sheet, we have the resilience to maintain our course, despite the current uncertainties.”

1    All figures presented in the table above relate to continuing operations, except for the Q1’ 19 Net result.

View the full TomTom first quarter 2020 results press release on our quarter results website

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