Oslo, Norway, 15 July 2019 - Adevinta announces its second quarter and half year 2019 results.Core verticals enjoyed a strong quarter, rising 16%, with overall revenues up 13%. Display advertising revenues remain lower than anticipated due to challenging economic conditions in key markets and by comparison with Q2 2018, when advertising was more buoyant. Initiatives taken to reverse the drop in growth have resulted in an 8% increase in Q2 2019 versus Q1 2019. Product development increased, with new features and apps rolled out across all markets. Rolv Erik Ryssdal, CEO, commented:“We have enjoyed a good quarter characterized by strong performances in core verticals across all our markets. We are progressing on a steady course to deliver on our strategy of strengthening our positions in the verticals. “Softness in display advertising – resulting from a combination of global advertising industry factors and tougher economic conditions – has continued to negatively affect overall revenue growth. Initiatives taken in Q1 2019 have had some positive impact.“Adevinta has been established as a standalone company and has been well received by all stakeholders. We are continuously improving our focus on operations, while evaluating market growth and consolidation opportunities.“Product and technology is a priority across the portfolio, and we will continue investing to improve our competitive strengths. We are well positioned for expansion and to play a leading role in the digital marketplaces industry going forward.”
Q2 2019 Highlights
Revenues up 13% to €185 millionRevenue from verticals grew 16% across all markets
France up 16%
Spain up 16%
OLX Brazil up 33% (local currency basis)
Continued softness in display advertising
EBITDA improved to €50 million, up 20%
Negatively affected by one-off ESOP charge of €5 million for Brazil
EBITDA margin on a proportionate basis rose 2%-points to 27
Global Markets with another profitable quarter
Margin expanded by 33%-points
Investment phase losses continue to decline in Q2 to €(1.7) million (€(10.9) million in Q2 2018)
Completed two acquisitions to strengthen France
Locasun: a holiday rental and B2C travel specialist with an extensive rental portfolio
PayCar: P2P payments provider for second-hand vehicles with advanced payment technology
Operating revenues incl JVs
EBITDA incl JVs
EBITDA margin incl JVs
Operating cash flow incl JVs
15 July 2019:
0700: Quarterly Earnings Release
0900: Results Presentation
1400: Conference call for investors and analysts
Quarterly Earnings Release
Time: 15 July 2019 at 0700 CEST
Interim report, presentation materials, and spreadsheet with key figures and analytical information will be made available on this page
Time: 15 July 2019 at 0900 CEST
Location: Schibsted’s offices in Akersgata 55, Oslo
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CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal and CFO Uvashni Raman will present. The presentation will be in English. Participants can send in written questions through the webcast player.
A recording of the presentation will be available on our website shortly after the live webcast has ended. I live webcast of the presentation will also be streamed on www.youtube.comConference call for investors and analysts – Q&A session
Time: 15 July 2019 at 1400 CEST
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CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal and CFO Uvashni Raman will answer questions relating to the results in a conference call. The session will be held in English.
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