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Integralis in the black again on a 13 percent increase in consolidated revenues
In 2010, Integralis achieved solid and steady top-line growth. At € 188 million (previous year € 166.4 million), consolidated revenues exceeded the previous year by more than 13 percent, marking a new record. Post-tax profit of € 1.4 million was reported, thus reversing the previous year's net loss of € 6.4 million, which had arisen on account of a number of exceptional factors.
The United Kingdom made the greatest absolute contribution to consolidated revenues, also achieving the largest relative increase. The upward trend in revenues which had emerged in the previous years continued in the GAS region. On an encouraging note, revenues in the United States were also up.
As in the previous year, the GAS region made the greatest contribution to consolidated earnings, also recording the highest EBITDA margin (6.4%) within the Group for the first time, thus reflecting the particularly favourable and profitable product mix.
EBITDA in the United Kingdom improved substantially. In addition to the increase in operating earnings, this was also due to the recovery of pound sterling against the euro. Despite the strong top-line growth recorded, EBITDA in the United States fell short of the previous year as a result of disproportionately high costs of materials relative to revenues and a substantial decline in managed services.
With revenues up 27.3%, the Consulting, Integration and Training segment achieved the greatest growth. However, the Group's own Support Services segment also reported satisfactory top-line growth. After the cyclically induced decline of the previous year, consolidated revenues from technology sales stabilised again, growing at a solid rate. The strong revenues growth in Managed Services seen in earlier years continued again in 2010. This trend should continue this year as there was a substantial increase in the total contract volume for Managed Services again towards the end of the year.
"Our earnings have turned the corner. We will now be primarily paying attention to creating consistently profitable structures. Looking ahead over the next few years, I consider the particular challenges awaiting Integralis to lie in the optimisation of earnings potential, the development of innovative solutions and global positioning," says CEO Georg Magg, who remains guardedly optimistic about the future.
The full annual report for 2010 can be downloaded at http://www.integralis.us/AnnualReport2010.html.
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