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13 March 2015 at 13:57
Strong growth was recorded across all economic and financial indicators.
The Board proposes to distribute a dividend of 0.85 Euros per share.
Today, the Board of Directors of Reply SpA - a company listed on the STAR segment [MTA, STAR: REY] – approved the draft financial statements for 2014, which will be submitted for approval to the Shareholders’ Meeting, at first call, on 23 April 2015, in Turin.
The Reply Group ended 2014 financial year with consolidated sales of 632.2 million Euros, an increase of 12.9% compared to the 560.2 million Euros reported in 2013.
EBITDA was 85.1 million Euros (72.6 million Euros in 2013) while EBIT achieved was 80.7 million Euros (64.2 million Euros in 2013).
Consolidated net profit reached 47.9 million Euros (34.5 million Euros in 2013).
Following the results achieved in 2014, the Reply Board of Directors decided to propose the distribution of a gross dividend of 0.85 Euros per share at the next Annual General Meeting. This will be paid from 6 May 2015, with the ex-dividend date set at 4 May 2015 (record date at 5 May 2015).
The Group’s net financial position at 31 December 2014 was positive by 16.3 million Euros, a significant improvement over the 5.0 million Euros recorded at 31 December 2013. The Group’s net financial position was positive by 11.1 million Euros at September 2014.
"The year 2014 - commented Reply Chairman Mario Rizzante, at the end of the Board of Directors meeting –
has seen our group achieve excellent results not only in economic and financial terms, but also as perceived by the market. Reply is, in effect, one of the leaders in Europe in the area of digital transformation, with a unique skill set, ranging from consulting and strategic communication to the design of technology architectures, and the design of integrated hardware-software".
"The distinctive positioning in the main areas, now the basis of the future development of companies – such as Cloud Computing, Digital Services, Mobile, Big Data and the Internet of Things - concludes Mario Rizzante -
combined with the ability to provide the customer with the best skills on the basic components of innovation and the main application domains of CRM, SCM, Risk Management and Digital Payments, lead to Reply's increasing involvement in the creation of solutions for the most important business areas".
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 Finance Law, the accounting information contained in this release matches the information included in the accounting books and records.