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1 August 2013
All economic and financial indicators up:
Today, the Board of Directors of Reply S.p.A. - a company listed on the STAR segment of the Milan stock exchange [MTA, STAR: REY] - approved the company’s results as at 30 June 2013.
Since the beginning of 2013, the Group has achieved consolidated sales of 270 million Euros, an increase of 10.6% compared to 2012.
The first half of 2013 also registered significant improvements in margins, with consolidated EBITDA of 37.4 million Euros (+21.7%) and EBIT of 32.8 million Euros (+18.9%) for the period. Earnings before tax at 31.9 million Euros were up 19.1% compared to the same period in 2012.
With regard to the second quarter of 2013, the Group’s results were also positive with a consolidated turnover for the period of 135.5 million Euros, a 10.6% increase over the 2012 figure.
The EBITDA from April to June 2013 amounted to 18.7 million Euros (+21.5% compared to 2012), with an EBIT of 15.8 million Euros (+15.5%), and earnings before tax of 15.4 million Euros (+14.8%).
As at 30 June 2013, the Group’s net financial position was positive in the amount of 6.2 million Euros (net of extraordinary transactions it would have been positive in the amount of 14.7 million Euros), compared to 23.1 million Euros at 31 March 2013. As at 30 June 2012, the net financial position was negative for 17.7 million Euros.
"The first half of 2013 – stated Mario Rizzante, the Chairman of the Board – was very positive for Reply, with significant growth in all market segments where it is present. The most significant aspect is the soundness of this growth, based on the consolidation of relations with major customers who appreciate Reply’s ability to always offer highly innovative paradigms in terms of technology, processes and business models".
"Our objective, – continued Mario Rizzante – in an increasingly global and multinational market, is to make Reply a reference point for all companies that view technology as their main lever for competitiveness and innovation".
"The merger of Reply Deutschland AG into Reply S.p.A. – concluded Mario Rizzante – which will be completed by the end of the year, in addition to enabling us to achieve substantial financial benefits, through the consolidation of structures that are currently separated, will allow us to be even more rapid and efficient in bringing our Group’s entire offer range to the whole of Europe".
The manager responsible for drawing up the company’s accounts, Mr Giuseppe Veneziano, declares that, pursuant to Paragraph 2 of Article 154-bis of the Consolidated Law on Finance, the accounting information contained in this press release corresponds to the document results, books and accounting records.