As an integrated Group operating in all event professions, GL events works in three major segments:
event organisation, event venue management and services for fairs, congresses and events.
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- A strong and profitable growth
- A controlled policy of acquisitions
Synthesis of the income statement
|In millions French Francs||2000||2000 proforma*||1999|
|Net Sales||1 404,3||1401,6||962,0|
|in % of the Net Sales||9,00%||9,03%||8,53%|
|Net financial income||-8,0||-8,0||-7,8|
|Net exceptional income||129,0||-14,2||-10,2|
|Net consolidated group profit||146,4||55,5||32,2|
|in % of the Net Sales||10,43%||3,96%||3,35%|
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The year 2000 registers a progression of the net sales and an improvement of the operating profit. In terms of image and visibility Générale Location, by its presence at major international events such as the Olympic Games of Sydney, the Tennis Masters in Portugal or also the ''National Day'' in Singapore, is much better known by international organizers and major client accounts. 18 000 copies of the new catalogue which presents Générale Location 's global offer, are distributed and since September 2000 can be consulted on the Web at the following address: www.generale-location.fr.
Générale Location has made significant investments at the international: acquisitions of the companies Fair Line in Belgium and Team Legend in Hong Kong, opening of offices in Italy, creation of a company in Great Britain ; concomitantly: closing of the Spanish subsidiary and majority cession of the subsidiary in Morocco (exceptional costs 2.9 million French Francs).
Payment of the dividend in progression
The Board of Directors which convened on March 6th, 2001, decided to propose the payment of a dividend before tax credit of 1.4 Euro (1.0€ in 2000 and 0.5€ in 1999) at the General Meeting of the next 15th of June.
After a year 2000 marked by net sales and profitability in progression both in progression, Générale Location plans to pursue in 2001 its growth in its three markets: shows/exhibitions, events, fittings/ museum fittings. As a result, the five companies acquired during the course of the year 2000 will contribute over a full year in a favorable way to the group 's operating profit. Moreover, Générale Location with the support of its financial capacity, will announce in the near future new operations of external growth.
In 2001, Générale Location will be present notably at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Barcelona, at the France/Africa Summit in Yaoundé, at the International Show of Haute Horlogerie (Clock and Watchmaking) in Geneva.
These investments as well as the ones realized in France (acquisition of the companies SF Protection, ISF, and rental equipment) are self-financed.
In a context of less favorable interest and exchange rates, the net financial income was maintained at a level equivalent to the one of last year. By bringing over its Paris expo shares to a competitive take over bid, Générale Location has made an exceptional capital gain after taxes of 93 million French Francs.
After taxes, the net group profit comes to 146.4 million French Francs, a 355% increase (+ 72% at 55.5 million French Francs before exceptional items). The group's debt level was brought down to 22% of the level of the shareholders ' equity exceeding today as a result 530 million French Francs.
A business model which demonstrates its pertinence
A strategy which opens wide possibilities for growth
GL events, bringing people together
Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone : + 33 4 72 31 54 20
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Code ISIN : FR0000066672
Code Bloomberg : GLO FP
Code Reuter : GLTN.PA
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