+ 21% growth over Q4 2011 to €35.6 m
+ 75% turnover growth over 5 years
Micropole, an international consulting and engineering group, specialized in the fields of Business Intelligence, e-Business, ERP and CRM, achieved a turnover of €120.8 m in 2011, an increase of 17.9% in relation to 2010. The fourth quarter showed 20.6% growth at € 35.6 m, as opposed to € 29.5 m in 2010.
Like for like, the annual turnover stands at €111,8 m, an increase of 9.1%, whereas the turnover like for like for the fourth quarter 2011 reached €32.3 m, up 9.5% compared to the same period in 2010.
In 2011, turnover growth for the group continued with a sustained dynamic, this year again greatly out-performing the Information Technology services and consulting market as a whole. In fact, the year witnessed the amplification of the group’s development, notably at international level which now contributes 25% to group turnover. Successive acquisitions of the Belgian company OASIS, specialized in ERP-SAP, of the Chinese company Easteq (now Micropole China), specialized in Business Intelligence and the development of enterprise applications (e-Commerce, Trading, CRM, ERP & SCM), have thus enabled Micropole to strengthen its business expertise in Europe and in Asia.
In France, Micropole also pursued its development with the acquisition of the Wide global communications agency last May, an acquisition which has strengthened its e-commerce offer and enabled the closest possible alignment to its clients’ brand strategy.
On the strength of these acquisitions, the group has consolidated its specialist positioning and its expertise on high value-added and innovative services. The financial year witnessed growth in all the groups businesses, buoyed by the signing of major projects (budget development, Master Data Management, e-Commerce, Mobile BI …), bringing Micropole’s traditional skill in committing to fixed price assignments to the fore.
“The performance achieved by all the Micropole Group employees has been, yet again, remarkable, and shows the dynamism of our company. These results conform to the objectives we set three years ago, forecasting a turnover of €150m by the end of 2013. For 2012, even if we have not noticed any significant dent in the group progression so far this year, the complex nature of the current macro-economic situation makes mid-term prognostics difficult. It is, however, clear that demand for specifics such as financial and client MDM, Financial Performance Management (FPM), e-Commerce, and budget development, will remain strong”, comments Christian Poyau, Micropole C.E.O.
Next Financial date:
Tuesday April 10th 2012, publication of annual accounts cutoff December 31st 2011.
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