DGAP-News: Reply SpA: The Board of Directors approves the quarterly financial report as of 30 September 2019

2019. november 14., csütörtök, 12:53







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Reply SpA: The Board of Directors approves the quarterly financial report as of 30 September 2019








14.11.2019 / 12:53




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All economic indicators grew substantially (*):



- Consolidated turnover of EUR866.2 million (+14.8%)



- EBITDA of EUR136.2 million (+34.6%)



- EBIT of EUR108.6 million (+18.9%)



- Pre-tax profit of EUR107.7 million (+11.8%)



- Positive Net Financial Position of EUR52.9 million.





Today, the Board of Directors of Reply [MTA, STAR: REY] approved the results as at 30 September 2019.



In the first nine months of the year, the Group has recorded a consolidated turnover of EUR866.2 million, which is an increase of 14.8% compared to EUR754.4 million at 30 September 2018.



All indicators are positive for the period (*). Consolidated EBITDA to September 2019, was EUR136.2 million, which is an increase of 34.6% compared to the EUR101.2 million recorded at September 2018. Consolidated EBITDA - excluding the effects of the application of IFRS 16 - would have been EUR118.4 million.



EBIT, from January to September, was EUR108.6 million, which is an increase of 18.9% compared to EUR91.4 million at September 2018). EBIT, excluding the effects of the application of IFRS 16, would have been EUR107.9 million.



Pre-tax profit, from January to September 2019, was EUR107.7 million (+11.8% compared to EUR96.3 million in 2018). The value excluding the effects of the application of IFRS 16 would have been equal to EUR108.7 million.



For the third quarter of the year, the Group"s performance is equally positive, with consolidated turnover for the period of EUR292.5 million, which is an increase of 14.1% compared to 2018.



EBITDA, from July to June 2019, was equal to EUR50.6 million (excluding the effects of the application of IFRS 16, this would have been equal to EUR44.8 million), with an EBIT of EUR41.0 million (the application of IFRS 16 does not affect EBIT ) and pre-tax profit of EUR37.5 million (excluding the effects of the application of IFRS 16, this would have been equal to EUR38.1 million).



As at 30 September 2019, the Group"s net financial position is positive at EUR52.9 million (EUR151.6 million excluding the effects of the application of IFRS 16). The net financial position as at 30 June 2019 was positive at EUR18.3 million.



"In the first nine months of 2019 Reply was able to achieve extremely positive results, both in terms of turnover and margins," said Reply Chairman Mario Rizzante after the Board of Directors meeting. "Even the third quarter was characterised by significant growth, which has allowed us to view the coming months with optimism and continue with the development of our Group."


"Reply"s strength lies in our ability to interpret digital innovation so that it meets the needs of business", continues Mario Rizzante. "These first nine months of 2019 have seen important developments in our main offering lines: cloud, IoT and connected products, data platforms and digital experience. We have also witnessed an exponential growth in demand for new applications related to the use of artificial intelligence, an area to which Reply has long been committed and where it has acquired a leadership position."



(*) Reply has applied the new international accounting standard IFRS 16 prospectively from 1 January 2019, which has had an effect on the value of EBITDA (+EUR17.8 million) and on the net financial position (-EUR98.7 million).



The manager responsible for preparing the company"s financial reports, Dr Giuseppe Veneziano, states in accordance with Paragraph 2 of Article 154-bis of the Consolidated Finance Act, that the accounting information contained in this press release corresponds to the company"s records, ledgers and accounting entries.



Reply

Reply [MTA, STAR: REY] specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. Reply is a network of highly specialised companies supporting key European industrial groups - operating in the telecom and media, industry and services, banking, insurance and public administration sectors - in the definition and development of business models enabled for the new paradigms of big data, cloud computing, digital media and the Internet of Things. Reply services include: Consulting, System Integration and Digital Services. www.reply.com



Media Contacts



Fabio Zappelli

f.zappelli@reply.com

Tel. +39 011 771 1594



IR Contacts



Riccardo Lodigiani

r.lodigiani@reply.com

Tel. +39 011 771 1594

Michael Lueckenkoetter

m.lueckenkoetter@reply.com

Tel. +49 5241 5009 1017



November 14, 2019



This press release is a translation, the Italian version will prevail.
















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