Munich, February 2, 2016 – According to preliminary 2015 figures, the Nemetschek Group (ISIN 0006452907) registered the strongest fourth quarter in company history and achieved new records in terms of revenue and earnings for the overall year. The targets, which had just been adjusted upwards in October, were again exceeded.
In the year 2015 as a whole, group revenues rose considerably by 30.6% to EUR 285.3 million (previous year: EUR 218.5 million). They are thus higher than the forecast corridor of EUR 278 million to EUR 282 million. In addition to a strong organic growth of around 14%, growth was driven by the acquisition of Bluebeam Software, Inc., which was included for the first time for the entire 12 months following first-time consolidation as of October 31, 2014. In the traditionally strong fourth quarter, revenue rose by 22.1% to EUR 79.3 million. Organic growth amounted a high 16%.
The operating result, too, increased considerably compared to the previous year. With a plus of 22.3%, EBITDA rose from EUR 56.8 million to EUR 69.5 million and thus exceeded the forecast corridor of EUR 65 million to EUR 67 million. The EBITDA margin reached 24.4% (previous year: 26.0%) and was therefore within the range anticipated by the company. This is a reflection of strategic investments in innovative solutions and new markets, which will secure future growth. In the fourth quarter, EBITDA rose to EUR 20.1 million (previous year: EUR 18.0 million), which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 25.3%.
“We look back on the most successful financial year in our company’s history,” says Patrik Heider, Spokesman of the Executive Board and CFOO of the Nemetschek Group. “Not only did we achieve all-time highs in terms of revenue and earnings, beyond that we also extended our global presence, further improved our market position and again proved our expertise as a globally leading provider of Open BIM solutions. In parallel, with our future-oriented investments, we have laid the foundations for further growth.”
The detailed and audited figures for the 2015 financial year will be published together with the 2015 annual report on Thursday, March 31, 2016.