Technogym reports sales growth in all geographic areas
The Board of Directors of Technogym (MTA: TGYM), a globally leading company operating in the fitness equipment area and active in the broader wellness sector, has reviewed today the consolidated revenues of the first nine months of 2017, prepared in compliance with the International Reporting Standards issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.
Nerio Alessandri, Chairman and CEO, commented:
“For more than two decades, Technogym has been promoting wellness, a sports and health-oriented life style, that represents an opportunity for both economic growth and social development. The consistency of the company strategy with this vision has enabled it to constantly grow over the years as well as to build an aspirational brand worldwide. Technogym performance continues to grow and to gain market shares, with rising rates and double digit results in the areas with greater future growth potential, such as the United States and China. The 360 degree innovation, from the product to the digital ecosystem, continues to be a key priority for Technogym which in 2017 launched new products like SkillRow and MyCycling as well as new digital applications. Together with my team, we are very proud to be moving toward the end of 2017 with the belief that it will be a milestone for Technogym 4.0.”
Revenue trend at September 30, 2017
After the sales growth reported in 2016 and in the first half of 2017, in the third quarter of 2017 the Company posted a sizeable 7.5% consolidated revenues increase for the first nine months of the year compared to the first nine months of 2016. Technogym is growing significantly faster than the reference market and is gaining market share with respect to its direct competitors.
In the first nine months of 2017, sales stood at Euro 413.8 million versus Euro 385.1 million recorded in the same period of 2016.
Of particular significance is the increase in sales posted in Latin America (+37.7%); positive are also the results achieved in North America (+11.2%) and Asia Pacific (+9.7%).
Following is a short analysis of revenues broken down by:
Field Sales and Wholesales continue to be the main distribution channels. The Inside Sales channel, with a positive trend in terms of technological platform, also showed growth with an outlook for further improved performance in the coming months. Retail, which has only a marginal weight in the business model of the Company, retains, for now, a show-room role in support of the other main sales channels.
In the third quarter of 2017, in line with the trend of recent years, approximately 90% of the total revenues of the Group was generated outside of Italy and approximately 40% outside of Europe.
Revenues showed growth in all the geographic areas. In particular, after the double digit growth of 2016 and of the first half of 2017, also for all nine months of this year, North America reported a strong performance (+11.2%) thus confirming the rising interest in the wellness solutions, offered by Technogym, by the most important operators of the Club, Hospitality, Corporate and Medical segments. A growth was also recorded for APAC (+9.7%). To be noted is the significant further improvement in South America which continues the trend of the first half year.
The Manager responsible for preparing the company’s financial reports, Stefano Zanelli, declares that, pursuant to paragraph 2 article 154-bis of the Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF), the accounting data contained in this press release reflects the Company’s accounts, books and records.
Established in 1983, Technogym is a world leader in the supply of products, services and solutions for fitness and wellness. The Company has approximately 2,000 employees in its 14 branches in Europe, United States, Asia, Middle East, Australia and South America, and exports around 90% of its products to more than 100 countries. Technogym S.p.A. has been the official supplier of the last six editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
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