JCDecaux revenue up 22.5% in 2010, reports positive momentum

France’s JCDecaux reported revenue rose 22.5% in 2010, with turnover from its transport segment more than doubling, albeit of a relatively small base. Net profit was EUR169.3 million for the year, compared with EUR34.5 million in 2009. Jean-Charles Decaux, Chairman and CEO stated the company's positive momentum has continued and announced an organic revenue growth forecast for 1Q2011 of around 6%. JCDecaux shares closed 1.1% lower in trading on Wednesday. gategroup shares gained 2.7%.

JCDecaux reported the following financial highlights for the 12 months to 31-Dec-2010:

  • Revenue: EUR2350 million, +22.5% year-on-year;
    • Transport: EUR115.4 million, +107.6%;
  • Operating margin: EUR55.4 million, +41.7%;
  • EBIT: EUR279 million, +127.2%;
  • Net profit: EUR169.3 million, +390.7%;
  • Total assets: EUR4064 million, +4.8%;
  • Total liabilities: EUR1841 million, -1.6%.

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