Ad Hoc Announcment

18.03.2015 [Ad-Hoc-Meldung]

Final figures for fiscal year 2014

Frankfurt/Main, 18 March 2015. Amadeus FiRe confirms the preliminary figures for fiscal year 2014.

 

In 2014 the Amadeus FiRe group achieved consolidated sales of EUR 161.1m (prior year EUR 142.1m), an increase of 13.4% compared to prior year. Sales improved in all services (temporary staffing, permanent placement, interim and project management, training).

 

Gross profit grew by EUR 7.8m or 12.9% to EUR 67.8m (prior year EUR 60.0m). The gross profit margin of 42.1% was slightly below prior year’s 42.3% (-0.2 percentage points).

 

The selling and administrative expenses were EUR 41.1m after EUR 36.8m in prior year. Mainly the increase of EUR 4.3m derived from personnel expenditures in operations, compensation of the management board and intensified marketing activities.

 

Amadeus FiRe group’s earnings before interest, tax and goodwill amortisation (EBITA) amounted to EUR 26.8m (prior year EUR 23.3m). EBITA increased by EUR 3.5m (+15.1%) with a slightly improved EBITA margin of 16.6%.

 

Hence the Amadeus FiRe group generated a consolidated profit after minority interests of EUR 17.5m after EUR 14.7m in the prior year.

 

Earnings per share stand at EUR 3.37 for fiscal year 2014 (prior year EUR 2.83) in relation to the profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders.

 

2014 was the most successful operating year in the history of the Amadeus FiRe group. Currently management board and supervisory board anticipate no additional liquidity requirements and will propose a dividend of EUR 3.37 per share at the AGM on 27 May 2015 (prior year’s dividend: EUR 2.83). This dividend corresponds to the group’s net result.

 

The annual report 2014 will be published on 8 April 2015 on the Amadeus FiRe website (www.amadeus-fire.de).

 

Amadeus FiRe AG

Thomas Weider

Investor Relations

Tel: +49 (69) 96 876-180

Investor-Relations@Amadeus-FiRe.de