A positive 3rd quarter up 22.3%
- Hardware sales up 12.2% for the 9-month period and 49% for the quarter with strong LED activity (€2.1 million)
- On December 31, order backlog stands at €7 million with a major order from a German group for LED products
- Positive forecasts for Q4 2015/2016 activity
YTD consolidated turnover (April 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015)
|April 1- December 31 2015||Q3: Oct 1 - Dec 31|
|Non audited||9 Months||9 Months||3 Months||3 Months|
|In € million||2015/2016||2014/2015||Var. €M||Var.%||Q3 16||Q3 15||Var. €M||Var.%|
|Total 9 months||38.78||36.45||2.33||+6.4%||13.40||10.96||2.44||+22.3%|
|Total Sales at constant currencies||37.96||36.45||1.51||+4.1%||13.32||10.96||2.36||+21.5%|
At constant currencies, sales for the 9-month period stand at €37.96 million mainly due to fluctuations of the GBP (9.8%) and USD (16%).
Excluding Home Décor, Printing activity for the 9-month period is up 4.4% on N-1 at €17.31 million, confirming the favourable growth recorded in S1. 2015/2016 Q3 activity at €5.82 million is up 4.4% on the same period of the previous year. Activity in Spain and the UK is down while performance in South Africa and France is positive.
Home Décor activity for the 9-month period stands at €7.19 million slightly down (4.8%) on December 31, 2014 figures (€7.55 million). Q3 activity shows good growth with sales at €2.68 million, up 14.8% with the launch of a new product line.
Hardware sales (excluding Home Décor) reflect the trend noted in Q2 and are up 60.5% for the quarter at €4.90 million and 15.9% for the 9-month period at €14.28 million. LED sales represent €2.11 million for the quarter and €4.43 million for the 9-month period. For the 12-month period last year the same line of products represented just €1 million, confirming the growth potential month by month.
On December 31, 2015, order backlog, essentially for Hardware stands at €7.0 million (compared to €5.5 million on October 31, 2015). This includes a major order for digital products (Prismatronic) worth over €2 million from a key German group. Fifty screens grand format will soon be installed in the town of Cologne. The same client has announced a program of digitalisation of 150 advertising boards covering Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Munich.
Q4 2015/2016 activity should reflect Q2 and Q3 performance levels.
Next press release: Q4 sales figures (March 2016), May 9, 2016 after closure
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