• ADLPartner: 2018 NET SALES UP 3.0%

    ソース: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 31 1 2019 12:00:07   America/New_York


    Paris, 31 January 2019 (6:00pm)

    2018 NET SALES UP 3.0%

    In 2018, the ADLPartner Group confirmed its robust development, achieving a fifth consecutive year of growth. Net sales(1) came to €125.0m, up 3.0% from 2017, with a gross sales volume(2) of €276.2m, down 0.5% versus 2017.

    Quarterly business trends

    At 31 December20182017
    Gross sales volume (€m)276.2277.6-0.5%
    1st quarter68.771.3-3.7%
    2nd quarter65.969.0-4.6%
    3rd quarter66.066.2-0.3%
    4th quarter75.571.0+6.4%
    Net sales (€m)125.0121.3+3.0%
    1st quarter30.131.1-3.1%
    2nd quarter28.730.0-4.6%
    3rd quarter30.429.2+4.1%
    4th quarter35.831.0+15.2%

    The fourth quarter’s strong growth in the gross sales volume (+6.4%) and net sales (+15.2%) is due to i/ the development of the marketing services business, strengthened by the contribution from Converteo, consolidated since July 2018, ii/ continued growth in sales of ADLP Assurances, the specialist in direct marketing insurance brokerage, and iii/ the better sales performance for open-ended subscriptions, which limits the portfolio’s erosion at end-2018.

    Developments for each region

    At 31 December20182017
    Active open-ended subscriptions4 (units)2,824,3902,982,313-5.3%
    Gross sales volume (€m)276.2277.6-0.5%
    Net sales (€m)125.0121.3+3.0%

    Change in the product mix

    At 31 December20182017
    Gross sales volume (€m)276.2277.6-0.5%
    Open-ended subscriptions199.0205.7-3.2%
    Fixed-term subscriptions29.332.7-10.4%
    Books, merchandise, audio and video12.116.2-25.0%
    Other (insurance and marketing services)35.723.0+55.2%
    Net sales (€m)125.0121.3+3.0%
    Open-ended subscriptions73.175.0-2.5%
    Fixed-term subscriptions10.412.5-17.0%
    Books, merchandise, audio and video10.413.6-23.8%
    Other (insurance and marketing services)31.120.3+53.4%

    For its press services business, the 2.5% contraction in net sales factors in the optimization of commercial investments through partnerships. Prospecting campaigns for the fixed-term subscription lines and books, merchandise, audio and video have been scaled back in view of their unfavorable outlook.

    For the new markets, net sales are up 53.4% compared with 2017, due to the strong growth of the marketing services business. The full consolidation of Leoo from July 2017 and Converteo from July 2018 contribute €8.9m to the increase in the Group’s net sales. Sales for the subsidiary ADLP Assurances are continuing to progress, representing 3.9% of the Group’s net sales in 2018, compared with 2.9% one year earlier; the significant ongoing commercial investments are enabling the Group to develop a portfolio of recurring revenues.


    The ADLPartner Group is moving forward with its strategy to create value and capitalize on its marketing expertise in new developing markets with a view to further strengthening its growth and profitability over the medium and long term.

    Next date: 2018 full-year earnings on 29 March 2019 (after close of trading)

    ADLPartner in brief

    With its extensive track record in performance marketing, ADLPartner designs, markets and implements customer relationship management and loyalty services on its own behalf or for its major partners (banks, retailers, services,
    e-commerce, etc.) across all distribution channels.
    ADLPartner is listed on the regulated market Euronext Paris – Compartment C.
    ISIN: FR0000062978–ALP - Bloomberg: ALP:FP – Reuters: ALDP.PA


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    ([1]) Net sales (determined in line with the French professional status for subscription sales) only include the amount of remuneration paid by magazine publishers; for subscription sales, net sales therefore correspond to a gross margin, deducting the cost of magazines sold from the amount of sales recorded. For acquisition and management commissions linked to sales of insurance policies, net sales comprise current and future commissions issued, acquired by the accounting reporting date, net of cancellations.

    ([2]) Gross sales volume represents the value of subscriptions and other products sold. It is equal to net sales for the insurance business.

    ([3]) The ADLPartner Group has applied IFRS 15 since 1 January 2018. As agreed with its statutory auditors, in the fourth quarter the Group modified its application approach, notably changing the recognition of net sales from Open-ended Subscriptions combined with a minimum 12-month commitment, which are now recorded based on the schedule for subscription services. To present comparable data between financial years, net sales for 2017 have been restated, resulting in a €0.6m reduction.

    ([4]) The number of units indicated here does not include the portfolio of insurance policies.