In the last financial year EOS again achieved a high level of revenue in Western Europe. Revenues also rose in the US and Canada. One reason was higher investments in debt purchases.
- Revenue: On target
In Western Europe, EOS was able to increase revenue – adjusted for a one-time effect – over the previous year to EUR 220.9 million.
- Clearly above expectations
In France, Austria, and Switzerland, investments in debt purchases exceeded the target by a significant margin.
- Revenue growth in USA
A revenue increase of a good 10 percent was achieved through debt purchases.
I am very satisfied with the performance in the region of Western Europe over the past financial year. We weren’t quite able to reach the revenue level of the previous year in the region. However, this was due to our fiscal year harmonization in 2017/18, when the companies from four Western European countries contributed an additional two months of results to the revenue. With adjustment for this one-time effect, we exceeded the previous year’s revenue.
One reason was the satisfying operating performance in France. There we invested in secured receivables, among other assets. For example, we acquired a portfolio from real estate financier Crédit Immobilier de France with a nominal value of EUR 125 million. Here, as in Austria and Switzerland, we were clearly above and in Belgium slightly above the planned volume with our investments in bad debts.
Revenue growth in North America
We are happy about the very good revenue growth in Western Europe.