4% growth over 9 months
Micropole, an international engineering and consulting group, specialized in Business Intelligence, e-Business, ERP and CRM, achieved a 27.2 million euro consolidated turnover over the third quarter 2012, stable (+0,1%) in relation to the same period 2011.
Over the first three quarters 2012, the consolidated turnover reached 88.5 million euros, an increase of 3.7 % compared to the 85.3 million euro attained over the same period in 2011.
Like-for-like, the organic turnover over the third quarter stands at 26.8 million euros, slightly down by 1.3 % compared with the same period 2011. Like-on-like, the cumulative revenue over the first nine months stands at 85.9 million euros, an increase of 0.7%.
Despite an unfavourable basis for comparison (Third quarter 2011 growth of 22% being outstanding) and in a context of business slow-down noticeable since April in Europe, Micropole turnover has continued to grow by 4%. The group continues its development strategy by strengthening its high-value-added service offers -all of which remain well geared- working on new offers, and seeking to pursue its targeted external growth operations.
« Compared to the second and third quarters, a slight improvement in our business has been perceptible since the end of September 2012, enabling a glimpse of a beginning of recovery for the last quarter 2012. The prospects for 2013 remain very difficult to evaluate. However, business-geared consulting and integration services, as well as international development of course, certainly remain the growth levers on which we will continue to rely », comments Christian Poyau, Micropole CEO.