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14 May 2013
Significant growth across all economic and financial indicators:
Today, the Board of Directors of Reply S.p.A. – a company listed on the STAR segment [MTA, STAR: REY] - approved the company’s results as at 31 March 2013.
In the first quarter, the Group achieved consolidated sales of 134,5 million Euros, an increase of 10.5% when compared to the same period in 2012.
The first quarter 2013 also registered a significant improvement in margins, with consolidated EBITDA of 18.7 million Euros (+21.8%) and quarterly EBIT of 17.0 million Euros (+22.3%). Earnings before tax at 16.6 million Euros represented an increase of 26.6%, when compared to the same period in 2012.
The Group’s net financial position at 31 March 2013 is positive at 23.1 million Euros, a significant improvement compared to the negative figure of 8.0 million Euros as at 31 March 2012. The net financial position was negative at 0.4 million Euros as at 31 December 2012.
Reply chairman Mario Rizzante commented: "Thanks to focusing on innovation and the recognised quality of its services, Reply has managed to achieve sustained growth in all our main areas of activity, with very positive results, in both economic and financial terms".
"In the first three months of 2013 – continued Mario Rizzante – we have consolidated our leadership position in areas such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Digital Media, Mobile Applications, mpayments and the Internet of Things, developing our presence in the telco & media, energy, banking and financial services, manufacturing & logistics, retail and public administration markets".
"The excellent results achieved in 2012 and the positive start in 2013 – concluded Mario Rizzante – are solid platforms which will allow us to develop Reply still further. Our goal is making our Group to be more and more the technological and consulting point of reference for companies that consider innovation and new business models their strategic tools for competing in the market".
Mr. Giuseppe Veneziano, the manager responsible for drawing up the company’s accounts, declares, pursuant to Paragraph 2 of Article 154 bis of the Consolidated Finance Law, that the accounting information contained in this release matches the information included in the accounting books and records.