BRUSSELS, September 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Emakina Group (ALEMK:BB) publishes positive half-year results for 2016:
* H1 consolidated sales up 19%: EUR 38,594,477 compared with EUR 32,462,191 for half-year 2015 (+5% at constant scope)
* H1 EBITDA up 6%: EUR 2,595,804 compared with EUR 2,453,590 year ago (% of total sales: from 7.6% to 6.7%)
* Current profit up 81%: EUR 1,054,967, net profit more than doubled: EUR 585,461
The Management is maintaining its 2016 forecasts, expecting a sales increase based on the current order book.
Emakina's international expansion continues, with over 57% of income recorded with clients located outside Belgium (50% in H1 2015). Income from Belgian clients also increased by 3% compared with 2015.
In 2016, new national and international clients chose an Emakina group agency as their partner. These included Agrifirm-Nuscience, Aspern Smart City, Balta Group, Bridon Bekaert Ropes Group, Carglass, De Persgroep, Groupe Holder, Héléna Rubinstein, HEMA, Högl Shoe Group, Kodak Alaris, Louvre Hôtels, Marktplaats (Ebay), Mr. Green, Naspers, Ores, Parrot, Puratos, Paula's Choice, REWE Group, Sigfox, Ter Beke, and Wolford.
The acquisitions of the Diamond:dogs communication group in Vienna, Salzburg, Zurich and Zagreb (September 2015), and the Dempsey agency in Stockholm (January 2016) show that Emakina wishes to operate more widely in Europe, offering international clients excellent support.
The significant expansion requires major integration and synergy efforts by the group entities, opening up new opportunities: deploying joint management platforms and increased sharing of know-how, resources and technologies.
Emakina Group also offers clients this wide geographic scope and unique local know-how together with its partners Asiance (Korea); Bubblegum (Spain); Domino (Italy); Metia (Great Britain, United States and Singapore); Piramit (Turkey) and SinnerSchrader (Germany).
The Emakina Group (ALEMK:BB) ranks among the top three independent full-service digital agency groups in Europe.
Emakina Group agencies offer cutting-edge digital marketing services to leading domestic and multinational clients focusing on creating outstanding user experiences for their customers, employees and partners.
Happy users make successful brands. Seven hundred experts working from 15 offices in eight European countries deliver delightful websites, e-commerce, applications and communication campaigns that build user equity, the key to a successful digital transformation.
The Emakina Group reported sales of EUR 38.6 million in the first half-year of 2016 and is listed on Alternext of Euronext Brussels (ALEMK:BB - ISIN: BE0003843605).
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SOURCE Emakina Group