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March 21, 2016

Emakina results 2015: a very good performance

Posted by Luc Malcorps

Emakina Group (ALEMK) today announced its very positive 2015 results.

Karim Chouikri and Brice Le Blévennec, Emakina Group co-CEOs:
“We would like to thank all our clients for their confidence in us,
as well as our 700 colleagues for their excellent contribution.”

managementCo-CEO’s Karim Chouikri and Brice Le Blévennec, and CFO Frédéric Desonnay

The joint CEO’s further comment on the good performance:
“The Emakina group recorded strong progress in 2015, with growth in its income of 25% and a further improvement in its operating margin of almost 150 basis points. This performance is underpinned by very good commercial dynamics led by all the teams in the group. The remarkable increase in earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 50% to EUR 6,070,000 can be attributed to improved efficiency and a better balance between resources and requirements, better cost control and synergies between the entities in the group. Our international expansion continues, with 57% of income coming from outside Belgium.”

Frédéric Desonnay, CFO Emakina Group, added:
“This improvement in margins over the past three years is the result of major efforts made in house by our managers to keep our costs under control, optimise talent management and ensure the right technological choices with the support of our shareholders and our bankers, not forgetting the contribution made by the financial and administrative teams”.


Some key events of 2015…

New clients
Ales, AstraZeneca, Bosch Siemens, Celio, Carré de l’Habitat, Cofely (Engie), Crea Geneve, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, De Lijn, European Defence Agency, Generali, Goodman, Greentube, HypoNÖ, Jimmy Choo, Kenwood, Kiala (UPS), LolaLiza, Markafoni, Melexis, Merck, Merkur Markt (REWE), Vecos and WeFashion.

The group’s entities exceedingly work together on projects, enabling widespread sharing of their respective know-how, resources and technologies.

In September 2015, Emakina acquired the Austrian digital agency diamond:dogs (80 experts in Vienna, Zurich, Salzburg and Zagreb), enabling the group’s expansion in central Europe. In 2016, Emakina took over the Swedish digital agency Dempsey, strengthening its presence in Scandinavia.

In 2015, Emakina Group signed partnerships with Asiance (Korea) and Bubblegum (Spain). They join existing partners Domino (Italy), Metia (UK, USA, Singapore), Piramit (Turkey) and SinnerSchrader (Germany).

EMAKINA / Things launched
Emakina innovates, by creating a new centre of experts in the Internet of Things.

Brand Experience Score©
Emakina has unveiled an original brand management method and indicator. First comparative studies have been carried out in the cosmetics, women’s fashion, D-I-Y and gardening sectors.

Fans of numbers and accounting information, are welcome to read more, on the Emakina Group’s Financial News section!



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