USG People NV : Q1 2016 results

positive trend continues

Almere, 29 April 2016


  • Revenue rose 13.2% to € 646.1 million (Q1 2015: € 570.7 million); revenue per working day up 13.4%
  • Growth in revenue per working day in the Netherlands accelerated to 17.2% (growth in Q4 2015: 13.2%)
  • Underlying expense ratio improved to 15.7% (Q1 2015: 17.6%)
  • Underlying EBITA grew 8.9% to € 18.4 million (Q1 2015: € 16.9 million)
  • Underlying net income increased 26.4% to € 11.5 million (Q1 2015: € 9.1 million)

"Our growth trend continued unabated in the first quarter," said Rob Zandbergen, CEO of USG People. "Our revenue increased by 13%. Growth continued to strengthen, particularly in the markets that are most important to us, i.e. the Netherlands and Belgium, where we amply outperformed the market. In France we were also able to maintain our edge in the market. Growth in Germany was in line with the market, where growth is slower than in the other regions. Much of the growth came from our volume clients who are expanding their capacity and structuring it more flexibly, enabling us to keep the costs virtually stable amid high growth. Despite the impact of the early Easter weekend, which fell in the first quarter this year, we were able to further improve our results. We achieved an incremental conversion rate of 56% on the gross margin and EBITA, while net income increased by 26%. The focus for the coming quarters will also be on accelerating revenue growth in the SME segment. "

key figures

Underlying results 1 3 months ended 31 March  
In millions of euros 2016 2015 Growth
Gross result123.6120.92.2%
Operating expenses101.4100.31.1%
Net income11.59.126.4%
Gross margin19.1%21.2% 
Expense ratio15.7%17.6% 
EBITDA margin3.4%3.6% 
EBITA margin2.8%3.0% 


  1. Underlying results have been adjusted for non-recurring costs.
USG People Q1 2016 results

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