Zenitel Reports Increased Profitability for 2016

Press Release   •   Feb 17, 2017 12:27 CET

Zenitel N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: ZENT), a leading player in instant and secure audio and data communication, today announced its results for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2016.

  • Total revenue amounted to 63.5 million euro compared to 66.5 million euro in 2015.
  • EBITDA was 4.8 million euro, which is in line with last year.
  • EBIT amounted to 2.5 million euro, compared to 2.6 million euro in 2015.
  • Net profit from continuing operations was 2.6 million euro, against 2.2 million euro last year.
  • Financial cash position of 19.2 million euro at the end of the year, compared to 17.6 million euro at the end of 2015.

Kenneth Dastol, CEO of Zenitel, commented: “We are very pleased with the operational performance of the Group in 2016. Last year, we announced to change our reporting methodology as the technology is moving faster and faster. Therefore, we decided to expense all R&D costs directly into the P&L. In 2015 we capitalized 1.0 million euro. When we apply the new methodology to the 2015 figures, we have a 22.0% improvement on EBITDA in 2016.

Reduced investments in the Oil and Gas industry have impacted Zenitel’s business in 2016, hence the decrease in revenue (- 4.5%). However, as our strategy is to focus on several business markets and geographies, we have been able to partly compensate the reduced activity in the Oil and Gas markets with increased returns from the Building Security and Public Safety markets.

Despite the challenging economic circumstances, the commitment of our loyal customers and partners around the world and the dedication of our employees, have allowed Zenitel to continue delivering profitable growth figures. Even if the global economic environment will remain uncertain in 2017, Zenitel will stay focused on its strategy and continue to optimize its operations.”

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Zenitel is the world leading provider of critical communication solutions on the land and on the sea. Building on over 70 years of breakthrough innovations, today’s technology utilizes secure and exceptionally intelligible SIP end-devices to provide solutions in IP intercom, Video Intercom, Emergency Communications, and Public Address.

By providing a path to intelligibility: to hear, be heard, and be understood in every situation, Zenitel has exceeded the scorecard for critical communications. As well, Zenitel ensures its critical communication solutions can be integrated into the organization by providing seamless interoperability with access control, video surveillance management, and IPBX and VoIP systems around the world.

Finally, Zenitel’s core business practice of innovation and quality ensures its solutions meet the most stringent requirements of IT departments by delivering high availability, scalability, reliability and defensibility that are required for mission critical applications. Zenitel`s in-house developed products are sold under the Vingtor-Stentofon brand.

Zenitel (ZENT) is listed on the Euronext stock exchange in Brussels, with its statutory headquarter situated in Belgium. Zenitel’s operational headquarter is in Norway.

For more information: www.zenitel.com