Financial Results for 2015
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Thu Apr 21 15:06:10 CEST 2016
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1 Financial Results for 2015
Having prepared the annual accounts for g10^code GmbH, the legal
entity employing some of the GnuPG hackers, I can now share a
financial report. Please read on if you are interested in how well
the donation campaign last year worked and how we spend your money.
1.1 Balance Sheet as of 2015-12-31
Let us start by looking at the balance sheet, which describes our
financial status. The following table shows the actual [balance
sheet] with a few accounts pooled up. Note that for display purposes
all values have been rounded to a full Euro, and thus there are minor
mismatches in the Sums.
Asset (2014) Liability (2014)
Tangible assets 3880 (791)
Stock of goods 0 (122)
Cash balance 360 (469)
Bank balance KSD 207453 (34522)
PayPal and others balance 3842 (711)
Accounts receivable 4774 (0)
Accounts receivable other 497 (18408)
Common capital stock 25000 (25000)
Loss carried forward 0 (23019)
Profit carried forward 11338 (0)
Net profit 115350 (34357)
Shareholder loans 0 (10000)
Accounts payable 0 (3510)
Accounts payable other 27974 (0)
GnuPG development fund 72 (72)
Provision for taxes 41070 (5103)
Sums 220804 (78042) (220804) (78042)
The /Bank balance KSD/ is the money that we had at the end of the year
in our accounts at the local savings bank. The /PayPal/ row gives the
amount of money in the PayPal account and in a Gandi prepaid account.
/Accounts receivable/ are mostly outstanding demands from the Linux
Foundation for work done in December.
From the /Common capital stock/ of 25000 Euro 50% are held by Walter
Koch and 50% by Werner Koch, the owners of g10^code. The /Net profit/
gained in 2014 was back then used to make up for the /Loss carried
forward/ in 2014 and the remaining 11000 Euro are set as /Profit
carried forward/ to 2015.
The major part of the /Accounts payable other/ is due to my profit
sharing bonus. The /GnuPG development fund/ is the rest of a campaign
which collected prize money for the GnuPG logo.
[balance sheet] file:data/g10code-bilanz-2015-pub.pdf
1.2 Profit and Loss from 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31
Now let us see how much money we earned and how we spent it. The
following table shows the actual [profit and loss sheet] with a few
accounts pooled up. As above, the values have again been rounded to
the nearest Euro.
Debit (2014) Credit (2014)
Revenues 57251 (80435)
Revenues from donations 283538 (0)
Revenues other 218 (163)
Salaries 108719 (31800)
Social insurance 18060 (0)
Contractors 33165 (0)
Write-offs 1532 (1656)
Connectivity and hosting 2012 (2874)
Rents 2681 (2653)
Interest expenses 550 (0)
Travel expenses 3499 (1014)
Other expenses 5169 (6244)
Donations 5100 (1)
Taxes 45171 (0)
Net profit 115350 (34357)
Sums 341007 (80597) 341007 (80597)
The /Revenues/ are mainly due to funding from the Linux Foundation for
60,000 USD (54,000 EUR). The /Revenues from donations/ are mainly
made up of 100,000 USD from Stripe and Facebook (89,000 EUR), 113,000
EUR received via PayPal, and 80,000 EUR via Stripe (credit cards).
Note that in 2014 we posted all donations to the /Revenues/ account
and not to a separate donations account.
As with almost all software companies, the majority of expenses are
staff costs (we've hired three programmers). Not counting taxes,
which are due to the annual profit, we have total costs of 180,000 EUR
with 160,000 spent on /Salaries/, /Social insurance/, and
/Contractors/. My share is 47,400 EUR regular salary of which I need
to pay social insurances myself plus a profit sharing bonus of 25000
EUR. That bonus is exceptionally high due to the huge net profit that
we made in 2015; it is very unlikely that a bonus will be due this or
The /Rents/ are for the room used as an office in my house. The
/Interest/ was paid for a loan that I gave to g10^code in 2012 and
which was redeemed in 2015. /Other expenses/ sums up money spent for
magazines, power, office supplies, advertising, conference fees, legal
Having received a lot of donations I considered it to be fair to put
some money (5100 EUR) to support [Netzpolitik.org], [FSFE],
[Kindernothilfe], [Freundeskreis für Flüchtlinge in Erkrath],
[Wikimedia], and [OpenMusicContest].
Because g10^code GmbH is still not tax exempted we will need to pay
about 45,000 /Taxes/ in 2015 on the 115,000 Euro of /Net profit/. Due
to the net loss that we expect for 2016, a tax refund can be expected
[profit and loss sheet] file:data/g10code-bilanz-2015-pub.pdf
[Freundeskreis für Flüchtlinge in Erkrath]
1.3 Planning 2016 and 2017
Along with the paid projects we are currently working on, the two
large donations that we are expecting (from Facebook and Stripe), the
Linux Foundation grant, and a small stream of individual donations,
g10^code will be able to operate with its current staff until the end
of 2017. Obviously, we need a longer term plan. Things are a bit
delayed, because the original plan to turn g10^code into a charitable
company did not worked out and we need to look into other options
before starting a new campaign.
Die Gedanken sind frei. Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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