PRN: Rentabiliweb : Stable Revenues on First 9 Months 2011
Rentabiliweb : Stable Revenues on First 9 Months 2011
BRUSSELS, October 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Objective to increase 2011 Operating Income Â
Growth opportunities in place for 2012
The Rentabiliweb Group (ISIN BE0946620946 -- Mnemo BIL) reported revenues of €64.2m as at 30 September 2011, at the same level in 2010.
9 months 9 months In thousands of euros Q3 2011 Q3 2010 Change 2011 2010 Change Revenues 19 686 23 456 (16.1%) 64 182 64 536 (0.3%) of which monetisation of audience for third parties (B2B) 8 745 9 368 (6.6%) 27 449 26 293 +4.4% of which monetisation of audience for own account (B2C) 10 941 14 088 (22.3%) 36 732 38 244 (3.9%)
The 3rd quarter revenues are reported at 19,7 M€ down by 16.1% compared to the 3rd quarter 2010, due to:
"After years of strongÂ increases, in 2011,Â the Group focused onÂ implementing growth opportunities for 2012 to 2015, while improving the operational margin of existing activities. The group is detailed its objectives for 2001 : increase of the yearly operating profit despite significant expenses linked to the newÂ bank cardÂ business unit andÂ continued growth ofÂ cash back and astrology," says Jean-Baptiste Descroix-Vernier, Chairman of Rentabiliweb.
B2B revenues analysis
The 2nd half of 2011 was marked by Facebook's implementation of facebookcredits in June 2011. By creating its exclusive virtual money, Facebook has stopped the opportunity to monetize the Facebook applications using micro-payment solutions.
At the same time, the gradual shift from publishers (particularly casual gaming publishers) from payment by phone to payment by bank card has leading to an automatic loss in group revenues, as only the commission is reported in revenues for bank card payments.
Rentabiliweb should be able to benefit from these trends from 2012 through the launch of its payment solutions.
B2C revenues analysis
The 22% decline in B2C revenues in the 3rd quarter is mainly attributable to dating activity. The competition on the sector is very high, forcing the sector's players to strongly increase their advertising budgets. As the profitability criteria were no longer being satisfied, Rentabiliweb has chosen to reallocate its resources on development of other activities in mainstream publishing less competitive, in which the online market share is still weak, such as female well-being, personal coaching and astrology.
It has also been decided to close the Canadian subsidiary as its potential return on investment was deemed insufficient. This close will not have major impacts on the 2011 books.
The last quarter of 2011 should take place under similar conditions to those of the third quarter.
On a full year basis, the Group anticipates an operating profit over 2010 levels.
In 2012, the group will conduct an offensive B2B strategy mainly targeted on its cash-back, telecoms and bank card payment activities.
Regarding B2C, the Group expects a sharp acceleration in the female well-being and astrology divisions, especially as cross sales from synergies between these loyalty-generating contents are not yet fully exploited.
Targeted international developments are now focused on southern Europe.
View the press release on the Group's institutional website:Â http://www.rentabiliweb-group.com/en/?p=5274
Founded in 2002, the Rentabiliweb Group offers Internet professionals and webmasters a leading platform of website traffic monetization services, namely payment and micropayment solutions. It has been definitively approved as a Payment Body by the Banque de France and as a member of the French Bank Card Group for the provision of online payment solutions. It also runs affiliate programs, offers online advertising space brokerage and interactive voice services for offline media, and provides acclaimed expertise in loyalty programs and Direct Marketing.
Rentabiliweb is also one of the premier French-language publishers, with a package of services spanning the full range of mass-market entertainment including astrology, community services, family games, services for the general public, advice for Internet users, personal ads and dating, women's wellbeing, humour, entertainment and more.
Listed on Compartment B of the Euronext Brussels and Paris stock markets, the Group currently has 20 subsidiaries in Europe, Canada and Asia, with a workforce of about 200 worldwide. In 2010, Rentabiliweb's sales topped €90 million, with an EBITDA up by 39.4% at €16 million.
Rentabiliweb is also a socially responsible company in its sectors of activity, and rigorously applies the ten principles laid out by the UN Global Compact.
The Group is eligible for FCPI investment funds, has received the OSEO "Innovating company" kitemark, and has received PCI-DSS certification for its bank card payment platform.
Company Codes: Bloomberg:BIL@BB, RICS:BIL, Euroclear:BE0946620946, ISIN:BE0946620946