Micropole, a Digital Services Enterprise, specialized in the fields of Business Intelligence, e-Business, ERP and CRM, achieved a consolidated turnover of 59.5 million Euros in the first half-year of 2013, a dip of 2.9% in relation to the 61.3 million Euros attained during the same period in 2012.
On the same working day basis, the slowdown in business has been limited to 1.4% in the 1st half-year, 2013 having 2 fewer working days than in 2012. Like for like, the turnover in the first half-year 2013 is down 1.9%.
For the second quarter 2013, consolidated turnover stood at 30.4 million Euros, a drop of 1.5% in relation to the previous financial period. Taking favorable exchange rate factors into consideration, the like-for-like turnover for the second quarter stands at 30.5 million Euros, a drop of 1.3 % in relation to the same period the previous year.
As we anticipated, the first half-year 2013 has thus been marked by a still uncertain economic climate which has led corporations to limit or defer their investments. The month of May 2013 has also largely contributed to the slowdown.
« The second half-year conjuncture remains hard to predict. Our positioning, which today enables us to achieve almost 30% of our turnover internationally, as well as our strategy based on high value-added offers, continue to open development prospects to strengthen our objective of stabilizing the business in the second half of 2013 », comments Christian Poyau, Micropole CEO.