10/02/2014

Micropole: 2013 turnover stands at 116.4 million euros

2013 4th quarter turnover up 1.6%

 

 

Micropole, a digital services company, specialized in the fields of Business Intelligence, e-Business, CRM and ERP, achieved a 116.4-million-euro turnover in  2013, a drop of 2.6% in comparison with the 119.6 million euro reached over the same period in 2012.

 

2013 played out in a complex macro-economic climate for all the European zone countries, which again led enterprises to restrict their investments during the year. On the basis of business days, there were two fewer in 2013 than in 2012, therefore the business slowdown was limited to 1.8% like-for-like. The last quarter of the year showed a turnover of 31.6 million euros, an increase of 1.6% over the same period of the previous year, signaling the expected confirmation of a stabilizing tendency in business activity.

 

Business analysis reveals contrasts for all geographical areas where the group is established:

 

  • France, impacted by customer budget cuts, stoppage or postponement of projects, nonetheless showed progress over all its high-value added offers. While the key-account-geared business logically experienced a slowdown in Paris, the regions showed good growth levels in this area. The training business experienced a very significant slowdown towards the year-end.  

 

  • Switzerland confirmed its recovery in 2013. While the 2013 turnover remains under that of 2012 in absolute terms, in view of the embedded headcount drop resulting from the banking crisis, Switzerland remains on-target for the objectives set, and is aiming for a return to its historical profitability levels. 

 

  • The Benelux zone remained stable overall in a more difficult economic environment, with an extension of pre-sales cycles, especially for ERP projects.

 

  • Lastly, China has lived up to its good growth prospects, recording clear advances in its business which has, however, not yet had a significant impact on overall group turnover.

 

« Financial year 2013 was complicated for Micropole, even if the year-end enabled us to see an encouraging upward tendency in our business. In the overall market in 2014, which should show slight recovery in France according to Syntec Numérique, we continue to improve our performance and competitiveness going forward. In this regard, we are currently finalizing the re-alignment of our commercial offers to match our customers’ needs more closely. The cornerstone of this venture, led at group-wide level, lies in our strong areas of expertise such as Master Data Management, Big Data, Performance management, CRM… In this way, we are pursuing our strategy based on differentiating, innovative and high value-added offers, as well as on our ability to partner our customers at international level », comments Christian Poyau, Micropole CEO.

 

 

 

 

Next financial date

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, publication of annual accounts closed on December 2013.