”Transcom’s positive profitability trend continued in Q3. Our EBIT margin development on a rolling 12-month basis is steadily improving towards our mid-term target of at least five percent.”
Johan Eriksson, President & CEO of Transcom
Key highlights Q3 2015
Q3 2015 financial highlights
YTD 2015 financial highlights
Comments from the President and CEO
Transcom’s positive performance trend towards our mid-term financial targets was maintained in Q3. Our EBIT margin development on a rolling 12-month basis continued to strengthen, driven by improvements in the North Europe and North America & Asia Pacific regions.
CONTINUED ORGANIC REVENUE GROWTH
Organic revenue growth in Q3 2015 amounted to €2.7 million (+1.8%). This was mainly driven by growth with clients in the North Europe region.
The reported €5.8 million revenue increase in the quarter is comprised of:
IMPROVED EBIT MARGIN
Transcom’s EBIT margin in Q3 2015, excluding non-recurring items, was 4.1%, compared to 3.6% in Q3 2014. Performance improvements in the North Europe and North America & Asia Pacific regions drove the increase.
Reported EBIT in Q3 2015 was impacted by a €1.0 million provision for the settlement of a class action lawsuit in North America. While the final settlement amount is uncertain, it is estimated not to exceed €1.0 million.
I am pleased to report that Transcom’s EBIT margin development on a rolling 12-month basis continues to strengthen. We can see a steady improvement towards our mid-term target of at least five percent. Our objective going forward is to increase revenue organically, while continuing to improve our operational efficiency in order to strengthen margins further.
Johan Eriksson, President and CEO of Transcom
The interim report is also available for download on www.transcom.com
Results Conference Call and Webcast
Transcom will host a conference call at 10:30am CET (09:30am UK time) on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The conference call will be held in English and will also be available as webcast on Transcom’s website, www.transcom.com.
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