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2017-04-20 18:00 CEST
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Manutan International : Semester 1 2016/2017 turnover

                                                                                                             Gonesse, 20 April 2017

 

MANUTAN GROUP

 

H1 2016/2017 turnover

(€ thousands) Turnover at the end of March 2017 Turnover at the end of March 2016  

Q2 2017
 

Q2 2016
 

Q1 2017
 

Q1 2016
Turnover like-for-like 339,759 325,143 165,259 152,584 174,501 172,559
Contribution of acquired companies* 1,919 0 967 0 952 0
Total turnover 341,678 325,143 166,226 152,584 175,453 172,559

*Acquisition of Essex Electrical Wholesalers finalised on 25 July 2016

During Q2 2016/2017, the Manutan Group's business increased by 8.9% (+11.2% at constant exchange rates) compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Turnover amounted to 166.2 million euros, compared with 152.6 million euros for the same period of the previous financial year. Not including the acquisition of Essex Electrical Wholesalers, the Group's performance is growing by 8.3% (+10.5% at constant exchange rates and on a like-for-like basis). The currency impact can mainly be attributed to changes in the pound sterling exchange rate.

During H1 2016/2017, the Manutan Group's business increased by 5.1% (7.8% at constant exchange rates) compared to the first half-year of the 2015/2016 financial year. Turnover amounted to €341.7 million at 31 March 2017, compared with €325.1 million at 31 March 2016. Not including the acquisition of Essex Electrical Wholesalers, the Group's performance remained positive with an increase of 4.5% (+7.1% at constant exchange rates and on a like-for-like basis).

In terms of its operational areas, the Group's situation is as follows:

€ thousands H1 2017 H1 2016 Q2 2017 Q2 2016 Q1 2017 Q1 2016
North 21,140 20,615 10,815 10,170 10,324 10,445
Centre 60,039 56,193 31,498 29,015 28,541 27,178
East 10,617 9,301 5,148 4,383 5,470 4,918
South 198,376 186,344 91,726 83,011 106,650 103,333
West 51,507 52,690 27,039 26,005 24,468 26,685
TOTAL 341,678 325,143 166,226 152,584 175,453 172,559

(local currencies) 1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter 4th quarter Financial year
North +0.8% +6.6%     +3.7%
Centre +5.0% +8.5%     +6.8%
East +11.5% +17.2%     +14.2%
South +3.2% +10.5%     +6.5%
West +11.4% +17.1%     +14.2%1
Total Group +1.7% +8.9%     +5.1%
  •      Business in the North area increased in the second quarter (+6.6%), mainly due to an improvement in the macro-economic situation, especially in Norway.
  • The Centre area recorded a rise of 8.5%, thanks in large part to brisk business in Belgium and the Netherlands, where sales revenue continued to grow during the second quarter.
  • Business in the East area has been very robust, with double-digit growth since the start of the year.
  • Turnover in the South area is increasing by 10.5% on the second quarter, the main contributors being Manutan France, Italy and Portugal. The Local Authorities business is also up year-on-year, in line with the expectations.
  • The West area is showing growth of 17.1%, buoyed by all of its markets, despite the unfavourable context of Brexit.

With a financial position that remains very sound, and with the goal of sustaining its profitable growth, the Group will continue to implement its development strategy while maintaining its medium-term investment plan.

About the Manutan Group

The Manutan Group is a European leader in multi-channel equipment distribution for businesses and local authorities. Established in 17 countries through 25 operating subsidiaries, the Group is a leading player in Europe.

Manutan International is listed on Euronext Paris - Compartiment B - ISIN: FR0000032302-MAN.

www.manutan.com

Next publication: Q3 2016/2017 results -
18 July 2017 (after market closure)
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[1] The growth figure for the West area is influenced by the recent acquisition of Essex Electrical Wholesalers, which has had a positive effect of +4.3%. At constant exchange rates and on a like-for-like basis, growth would amount to 10.0%.

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