mobilezone again achieves increased profit and record sales

15.09.2019

News release

 

Regensdorf, March 11, 2016

mobilezone again achieves increased profit and record sales

Regensdorf, March 11, 2016 – In fiscal year 2015 mobilezone achieved sales of CHF 859 million, an increase of 121 percent over the previous year’s figure. Operating profit (EBIT) rose by 38 percent to CHF 40.4 million. This positive business result is largely due to einsAmobile’s performance, which exceeded expectations, after successful integration.

The company’s success in positioning itself in the marketplace is also reflected in its increased operating profit (EBIT) of CHF 40.4 million (2014: CHF 29.2 million) and in earnings per share of CHF 0.96 (2014: CHF 0.71).

 

Segment Trade reports great increase in sales and profitability

The segment Trade includes activities in the company’s branch network extending throughout Switzerland, in the online business, in the B2B sector, and since April 2015 the activities of the einsAmobile in Germany are also included in this segment. Sales in the segment Trade grew from CHF 300 million to CHF 785 million, an increase of 162 percent. EBIT rose from CHF 18.7 million to CHF 27.8 million, an increase of 48.7 percent. This very positive development is due to the integration of einsAmobile including its online business. The above-mentioned sales increase includes wholesale sales in the amount of CHF 422 million (2014: CHF 23 million).

 

Segment Service Providing reports slight decline in profitability

Sales in the segment Service Providing decreased from CHF 88.5 million to CHF 73.6 million, a drop of 16.9 percent. The segment’s EBIT fell by 2.4 percent to CHF 7.6 million. Despite a 23 percent decrease in order volume in Austria, the company has been back on the road to profitable operations since June. The repair business in Switzerland showed a very positive development.

 

Since summer 2014 mobilezone has been focusing its customer acquisition efforts with TalkTalk products on mobile offers. Due to the current transformation, TalkTalk’s sales and EBIT came in slightly below the previous year’s figures. However, the share of mobile phone customers of TalkTalk’s total sales amounts already to 17.5 percent (2014: 8.5 percent). In the area of mobile telephony the number of customers rose to 32,000 (2014: 26,000).

 

Dividend proposal to the General Meeting

A dividend of CHF 0.60 (2014: CHF 0.60) will be proposed to the General Meeting on April 7, 2016. Based on the share price at balance sheet date of CHF 14.35 (2014: CHF 10.55), this proposed dividend represents a dividend yield of 4.2 percent and an overall performance in the reporting year of 41.7 percent.

 

If this proposal is approved, the dividend of CHF 0.60 per registered share, less 35 percent Swiss withholding tax (anticipatory tax), will be paid out on April 14, 2016. Starting on April 12, 2016, the shares will be traded ex-dividend.

 

 

Key figures of mobilezone Group
 

Million CHF

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Net sales

859.0

388.6

328.2

325.9

305.6

Gross profit

133.6

117.1

111.6

109.1

93.5

as % of net sales

15.6

30.1

34.0

33.5

30.6

EBIT *)

40.4

29.2

25.8

25.1

24.7

as % of net sales

4.7

7.5

7.9

7.7

8.1

Consolidated profit

30.8

23.6

22.0

21.0

20.9

as % of net sales

3.6

6.1

6.7

6.5

6.8

Investments

6.5

7.0

6.9

9.5

10.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

-12.1

32.1

42.8

66.2

74.0

as % of total assets

-7.5

32.1

35.4

60.1

73.3

Number of full-time employees

918

843

828

741

548

Shops

   Switzerland

   Germany

 

127

43

129

n.a.

130

n.a.

137

n.a.

140

n.a.

 

Trade

Million CHF

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Net sales

785.5

300.0

255.5

281.8

292.5

EBIT

27.8

18.7

12.9

18.0

17.9

Investments

4.6

3.5

2.3

3.3

5.9

 

Service Providing

Million CHF

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Net sales

73.6

88.5

72.7

44.1

13.1

EBIT

7.6

7.8

9.7

4.6

4.2

Investments

1.9

3.5

4.6

6.2

4.4

*CHF 5.0 million of the Group’s EBIT (2014: CHF 2.7 million) are not allocated to any segment and remain in the holding company.

 

 

Changes in the Board of Directors

In addition to the two current members of the Board of Directors, Urs T. Fischer and Cyrill Schneuwly, the Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting to newly elect Andreas M. Blaser to the Board of Directors. Dr. Andreas M. Schönenberger will not be available for re-election to another term of office on the Board of Directors due to his appointment as CEO of Salt.

 

Outlook

In summary, mobilezone has achieved a very positive result in fiscal year 2015, and the company is confident that it will be able to continue on this positive course in 2016. Additional efforts in the online segment will further support this positive development.

 

The complete 2015 annual report with the detailed financial statements prepared in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER is available immediately at www.mobilezone.ch/uber-uns/investoren/berichte. The English version will be available on the same site starting March 17, 2016.

 

 

For further information please contact:

 

Markus Bernhard                     

Chief Executive Officer            

mobilezone holding ag 

+41 43 388 77 66         

markus.bernhard@mobilezone.ch