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Continuation of growth and strong margin in Q4 2015

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Continuation of growth and strong margin in Q4 2015

Strong operating results in 2015, proposed dividend per share up 14% to CHF 2.40

Fourth quarter 2015 highlights

  • Revenues up 5% organically[1]
  • Gross margin 19.2%; gross profit up 6% organically
  • SG&A excluding one-offs[2] up 4% organically
  • EBITA excluding one-offs EUR 310 million, up 9% organically
  • EBITA[3] margin excluding one-offs 5.5%, up 20 bps

 

Full year 2015 highlights

  • Revenues EUR 22.0 billion, up 4% organically
  • Gross margin 19.0%, gross profit up 5% organically
  • SG&A excluding one-offs[4] up 3% organically
  • EBITA excluding one-offs EUR 1,147 million
  • EBITA margin excluding one-offs 5.2%, up 40 bps
  • Good cash flow from operating activities and strong balance sheet
  • Proposed 2015 dividend of CHF 2.40 per share, up 14% compared to last year

     
  • Recommended cash offer of 365p per share for Penna Consulting Plc, one of the leading HR services

    providers in the UK

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