Annual report 2017

Press release

​Growing revenue at Nets with all business segments contributing positively to the growth. 2017 net revenue increased to DKK 7,724 million, corresponding to an organic growth of 5%.

​The organic growth in net revenue was 5%, driven by a continued strong underlying growth in transaction volumes across all business segments, and by the continued sale of value added services to our customers. We saw a solid performance in Merchant Services with an organic growth of 8%, and a strong performance in Corporate Services with an organic growth rate of 4%. Financial & Network Services had an organic growth of 3%, impacted by the extraordinary high implementation revenue in 2016 related to the development of mobile-based payment solutions.

 

"In the past year, we delivered on our promises with improved financial performance. We had a solid growth of 5%, powered by transactions and volume increases across all three business segments, and we have successfully improved our EBITDA b.s.i. margin," says Bo Nilsson, CEO of Nets.

 

Operational leverage and a continued focus on operational efficiency resulted in an EBITDA b.s.i. margin of 36.7%, which is an expansion of 120 basis points compared to 2016. Special items were higher than originally expected, primarily due to expenses related to the takeover by a consortium led by the American private equity funds Hellman & Friedman.

 

Annual Report 2017

Nets' annual report for 2017 is available on https://investor.nets.eu

 

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Søren Winge, Head of Press Relations, at +45 29 48 26 46 or swing@nets.eu