Frankfurt/Main, 19 March 2014. Amadeus FiRe confirms the preliminary figures for financial year 2013.
In fiscal year 2013 the Amadeus FiRe group achieved consolidated sales of EUR 142.1m (prior year EUR 137.0m), an increase of 3.7% compared to prior year. Sales improved in all services.
The gross profit margin of 42.3% was slightly below prior year’s 42.5% (-0.2 percentage points), mainly caused by a margin decrease in temporary staffing due to one chargeable day less in fiscal year 2013.
Selling and administrative expenses rose by EUR 1.2m to EUR 36.8m (prior year EUR 35.6m), deriving from additional training costs for the sales force as well as increased personnel expenditures and further development of the front end software.
Amadeus FiRe group´s earnings before interest, tax and goodwill amortisation (EBITA) amounted to EUR 23.3m (prior year EUR 22.7m), an increase of 2.5%.
The EBITA margin of 16.4% nearly confirmed the previous year´s level of 16.6%.
Hence the Amadeus FiRe group generated a consolidated profit after minority interests of EUR 14.7m after EUR 13.5m in the prior year.
Earnings per share stand at EUR 2.83 for fiscal year 2013 (prior year: EUR 2.60) in relation to the profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders.
2013 was the most successful operating year in the history of the Amadeus FiRe group again. Currently management board and supervisory board anticipate no additional liquidity requirements and will propose a dividend of EUR 2.83 per share at the AGM on 22 May 2014. This dividend corresponds to the group´s net result.
The annual report 2013 will be published on 03 April 2014 on the Amadeus FiRe website (www.amadeus-fire.de).