ecotel communication ag releases preliminary figures for 2013
- EPS up by 11% to € 0.42 EUR (2012 adjusted: € 0.38)
- EBITDA of € 6.7 million (guidance 2013: € 6-7 million / 2012 adjusted: € 6.8 million)
- Revenue of € 91.4 million (guidance 2013: € 80-90 million / 2012: € 94.3 Million)
ecotel communication ag releases preliminary figures for 2013. These figures are ei-ther within the forecast interval or exceed the public guidance.
Revenue in the financial year 2013 was € 91.4 million and exceeded the public fore-cast of € 80-90 million. The decrease in revenue of 3% is due to the 15% revenue decline of the Wholesale segment. The B2B segment saw a revenue increase for the first time since 2007 and showed a gross margin of more than 50%.
EBITDA amounted to € 6.7 million and came in at the upper end of the forecast corri-dor of € 6-7 million. EBIT was € 3.3 million. Net income rose from € 1.4 million (2012 adjusted) to € 1.5 million. Earnings per share gained 11% from € 0.38 (2012 adjusted) to € 0.42 with a share capital of 3.6 million shares. The balance sheet total increased from € 42.7 million to € 46 million with a constant equity ratio of 45%.
Operating cash flow showed a nice development to € 7.0 million. Free cash flow was € -0.7 million in line with increased investments of € 7.7 million as a result of a major contract with a reputed assurance company.
Based on the current business figures ecotel' board anticipates a sustainable growth path also for 2014. The guidance for the financial year 2014 is going to be published together with the final figures 2013 on 31 March 2014.
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Ecotel Communication AG
Listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ecotel communica-tion ag is a telecommunications company with activities in three business sectors throughout Germany.
In the core segment of »Business Solutions« ecotel provides about 18,000 business custom-ers with an IT/telecom product portfolio consisting of voice, data and mobile communications solutions. This includes nationwide available and convergent bundled products, broadband data access on the basis of xDSL and Ethernet technologies, scalable networking of corpo-rate locations (VPNs) as well as housing and hosting services.
In the second segment, »Wholesale Solutions«, the ecotel group markets preliminary service products to other telecommunications companies. At the same time, the company achieves high traffic volumes in this segment, enhancing added value for the core segment of »Busi-ness Solutions«. In addition to the international wholesale voice activities of ecotel, mvneco GmbH is also included in this segment.
The »New Business« segment covers new, fast-growing business segments and niches of independently operating subsidiaries. In addition to easybell GmbH, which is aligned to pri-vate customer business, nacamar GmbH, which now focuses exclusively on new media activ-ities, is part of this independent business unit.
Founded in 1998, the corporate group, with its main office in Düsseldorf, currently has about 200 employees, including subsidiaries and holdings.