Integer.pl - announces 57.9 percent increase in net profit after four quarters of 2009!
Integer.pl – announces 57.9% increase in net profit after four quarters of 2009!
Integer.pl - a leading Polish distribution group, an independent postal and financial operator - increased its consolidated revenues by 47% after four quarters of 2009 in comparison with 2008 (from 94.9 to 139.9 million). In comparison to the previous year, the company posted 57.9% increase in net profit which stood at 10.2 million PLN . Its EBITDA improved from 9.6 to 16.9 million PLN and net profitability stood at 7.32% during the four quarters of 2009.
In the fourth quarter of 2009, Integer.pl Group generated consolidated revenues of 46.1 million PLN obtaining an increase of 27.4% compared to 2008 (from 36.2 million). Net profit amounted to 2.6 million PLN and EBITDA to 5.6 million PLN.
"The year 2009 was busy for Integer.pl Group. Numerous projects, including the most important one, Paczkomaty 24 / 7 parcel machines, required large financial outlays, as well as a huge commitment to the projects. However, the fourth quarter proved that development through innovation is highly valued in the market. Continuous improvement of competitiveness is mainly appreciated by an increasing number of clients, but also by investors and shareholders involved in the company. In 2010 Integer.pl will continue expanding range of services and our companies will offer a completely new service based on the most advanced IT technologies. We know from experience that an innovative offer is the base of modern business ", says Rafal Brzoska, the President of the Board of Directors of Integer.pl Group.
Intensive development of the Group companies and increasing participation in the postal-courier sector has a direct impact on the condition of Integer.pl on the capital market and a profound influence on the significant increase in the shares price in 2009. In the fourth quarter of 2009 the brokerage house IDM SA recommended twice an increase in the target share price, fixed at the level of 51 PLN. Investment attractiveness of Integer.pl has also been stressed by positive investors’ reactions. On the day when the Group’s financial results were published, the share price amounted to48.08 and was the highest in its stock history.
InPost Finanse financial provider is working on the implementation of further projects - mobile payments and e-invoices. The bill payment service via SMS will be the fastest and most modern method of payment on the Polish market. The new services will come onto the market in 2010.
InPost, the fastest growing company in the Group, is engaged in projects that strengthen its position on the courier and postal market. The operator, together with Fibra-Hallo.pl outsourcing company from Cracow, will participate in an innovative process of comprehensive mail service - hybrid mail. It will enable to transfer the entire mail distribution process, including delivery to a recipient, to external entities. The latest service combines the functionality of electronic mail and features of traditional postal and typographical services. A sender sends an electronic message to the server of Fibra-Hallo.pl ; the server provides a full service support in the process of sending: printing, putting into envelopes and forwarding parcels to InPost, from where they are delivered to the place, which is most convenient for an addressee. The commercial launch of the service is planned for the first half of 2010.
In the fourth quarter, Integer.pl Group was mainly focused on the implementation of Paczkomaty 24 / 7 service. The project, started in October 2009, was launched with a significant support of the EU funds. In 2008 and 2009 Integer.pl Group obtained about 60 million PLN. The total sum of money that is planned to be spent by the end of 2011 on further development amounts to 150 million PLN . There were 200 machines in service in 39 Polish towns and cities in 2009, and in March 2010, customers will have to possibility of using 300 self-service parcel machines in 60 towns and cities across the country . In the second quarter of 2010, i t will be possible to do online shopping via 450 self-service parcel machines . The target number of the machines is 800 in the whole of Poland.
Strategic and development objectives of Integer.pl Group in 2010:
- to provide Paczkomaty 24 / 7 service via 450 machines in the whole of Poland
- to provide postal services in 230 Polish towns and cities
- to increase the number of delivered letters – InPost is planning to deliver 19 million letters and parcels per month by the end of 2010.
Integer.pl Group is planning to widen the range of provided services by:
- innovative postal solutions – automated advice machines
- a revolutionary method of bill payment via SMS with InPost Finance
- e-invoices outsourcing
- promotion, distribution and installation of the EU-standard postboxes
- the policy aimed at systematic development of the company through investments in modern technologies
The basic principles of Integer.pl Group strategy are a wide range of products, competitive prices and professional customer service. The services of the companies which operate on the basis of such a development strategy are a great way for companies to reduce costs and optimize overheads.
Information about Integer.pl Group:
INTEGER.PL - KOLPORTAŻ RZETELNY (INTEGER.PL – RELIABLE DISTRIBUTION)
Integer.pl is the market leader in distribution of addressed and non-addressed advertising leaflets. There are 109 regional offices and one central warehouse in Piotrków Trybunalski. Integer.pl couriers deliver parcels to more than 500 cities in Poland.
Monthly the company distributes about 90 million leaflets and printed advertisements. Due to modern and extensive infrastructure - adjusted to business - Integer.pl is able to provide a logistic supporttransporting 150 tons of materials to any place in Poland within 48 hours.
Integer.pl cooperates with the biggest chains of supermarkets in Poland, such as Auchan, Elea, Leclerc, Lidl and Real. The company also provides services for financial institutions and telecommunications.
Integer.pl has been listing on the Stock Exchange in Warsaw since October 2007. Funds gained from the public issue of shares are intended for the development and upgrading of the services offered by the company.
Integer.pl is the winner of the Bull and Bear statuette for the Best Investment in a Stock Company in 2008. Prize awarded by the newspaper "Parkiet" is addressed to institutions and professionals who contribute to the development, dissemination and broadening the capital market.
The company is also the winner of the prestigious “Business Gazelle" award (“Gazele Biznesu”) for the rapidly developing domestic companies, which achieve good financial results and are a reliable business partner. Integer.pl also awarded the “Golden Award” ("Złota Nagroda") as a triple winner of the Quality of the Year (“Jakość Roku”) competition organized by the Polish Center of Testing and Certification in cooperation with the Gazeta Prawna, in support of ongoing efforts stressed to improve the company's quality policy.
Integer.pl acts in accordance with ISO 9001 Quality Certificate.
More information can be found at www.integer.pl
Integer.ua company has started operating on the Ukrainian market since January 2009. The company offers services in the distribution of printed non – addressed leaflets, intended mainly for business customers(institutional), including, among others, chains of supermarkets. The strategic goal of Ukrainian company is to gain 10-15% of shares in the distribution sector of printed non – addressed leaflets on this market.
More information can be found at www.integer.pl
INPOST - NOWOCZESNA POCZTA (INPOST - MODERN POST)
InPost is the largest independent provider of nationwide post. It has been providing postal services on a national scale since November 2006 in the area of items weighing over 50 g.
InPost has its own facilities for technical and logistic activities to enable nationwide business. According to the strategy of development, the company will be present in the whole country in 2010 - in 230 Polish cities through a network of 900 Customer Service Centers.
Investing in new technologies is the most important goal for the company. InPost gladly introduces new facilities, which may contribute to increase the availability and the quality of provided services. There will be new services such as, among others: notification machines and hybrid mail.
InPost is the winner of the nineteenth edition of the “And Now - Poland” (“Teraz Polska”) competition. The company was awarded in the category of the Best Services for Tracking Shipments Online.
More information can be found at www.inpost.pl
INPOST PACZKOMATY (INPOST AUTOMATED PARCEL MACHINES)
InPost Paczkomaty (InPost Automated Parcel Machines), set up in November 2008, is the youngest company that is a part of Integer.pl . The company is responsible for project management and servicing the revolutionary on the Polish market automatically controlled parcel machines. The machines are able to receive online purchases at any time, 7 days a week.
Due to a new solution introduced by InPost, most of the currently existing disadvantages of traditional courier services have been eliminated and the Internet users are provided with a professional and safe service, which is great help in their daily e-shopping.
More information can be found at www.paczkomaty.pl
INPOST FINANSE (INPOST FINANCE)
InPost Finanse (InPost Finance) - a company belonging to Integer.pl Group - provides financial and insurance services for individual and bulk consumers. Network structure is based on existing InPost Customer Service Centers, taking over existing customer service centers in small franchise networks and using cash points, such as: housing, waterworks, gas-works, energy plants, etc.
Services offered in InPost Finanse include, among others: bill payment (e.g. the media), transferring nationwide and international money orders, sale of intangible assets and sale of simple products of financial mediation: insurance, loan, credit card, etc.
Moreover, the company provides outsourcing services addressed to banks and financial institutions. In a special offer addressed to individual customers InPost Finanse also proposes bank products and loans sold by the postmen from the InPost company.
More information can be found at www.infinanse.pl
INPOST LOGISTYKA (INPOST LOGISTICS)
Activity of InPost Logistyka (InPost Logistics) is linked to the logistic processes (storage, transportation, sorting) throughout the whole Integer.pl Group. The company is responsible, among others, for the functioning of a logistic center in Piotrków Trybunalski, optimizing the costs arising therefrom, and working with external parties in securing and sealing parcels.
More information can be found at www.inpost.pl