Investment drives rising revenue at tech giant Amadeus

Investment drives rising revenue at tech giant Amadeus

Amadeus IT Holding, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, has reported adjusted profit of €752 million for the 12 months to December 31st.

This is a 10.4 per cent increase on the figure recorded for the previous year and was supported by a revenue increase of 14.5 per cent to €3,913 million.

EBITDA also saw growth of 12.2 per cent, to €1,465million.

Luis Maroto, president, Amadeus, commented: “Amadeus enjoyed a highly successful 2015 with strong operational and financial performances.

“We remained highly focused on technology and deployed a consistent strategy of investment in 2015 to support our long-term growth and profitability goals.

“Both our Distribution and IT Solutions businesses delivered increases in revenues.

“Revenue growth in Distribution of 11.5 per cent was underpinned by growth in North America and Asia-Pacific.

“In IT Solutions, revenue growth was 22.1 per cent, driven by the continued migration of large carriers in Asia-Pacific, as well as upselling and contribution from new areas such as Airport IT and Payments.

Consolidated net financial debt stood at €1,612 million at December 31st, 2015, representing 1.09x the ratio of covenant net debt to the last twelve months’ covenant EBITDA.

In November Amadeus issued a €500 million bond – via a Euro Medium Term Note Programme (EMTN) – with a maturity of six years, an annual coupon of 1.625 per cent, and an issue price of 99.260 per cent of its nominal value.

The proceeds of the issue were used to partially finance the acquisition of Navitaire.

Fluctuations in foreign exchange rates compared to 2014 contributed a positive foreign exchange impact on the revenue and EBITDA of Amadeus during 2015; conversely, the same impact reduced the EBITDA margin.