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Finance 24 July 2018

First-half 2018 results: Edenred publishes record results

Accelerated organic growth in the second quarter, record organic growth in operating revenue and operating EBIT, first-half results are higher than expected.

Edenred reports solid results for first-half 2018: 

  • Total income up 10.1% like-for-like and 2.3% as reported to €665 million
  • Operating EBIT margin  up 1.8 points to 29.7%
  • EBIT  up 14.0% like-for-like and 4.3% as reported to €215 million
  • Increase in net profit, Group share to €124 million


Like-for-like, Edenred's performance in first-half 2018 significantly exceeded its annual growth targets:

  • Operating revenue: up 11.6% (annual target: above 7%)
  • Operating EBIT: up 20.3% (annual target: above 9%)
  • Funds from operations (FFO): up 17.5% (annual target: above 10%)


Confident about its outlook for the second half of the year, Edenred is expecting EBIT of between €440 million and €470 million for full-year 2018, compared with €429 million in 2017.

Bertrand Dumazy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Edenred, said: “Thanks in particular to the acceleration in our growth in the second quarter, Edenred recorded double-digit organic growth for the first half of the year as a whole in both Europe and Latin America and in both Employee Benefits and Fleet & Mobility Solutions. This strong increase in our revenues led to a further improvement in our EBIT margin, confirming our capacity to capitalize on our strong operating leverage.
We are now leveraging our global, leading-edge technology platform, featuring the most advanced digital means of payment. This unique omnichannel platform enables us to roll out innovative payment solutions, forge partnerships with tech leaders and offer high-value-added services, all increasingly quickly and efficiently, thereby improving both the user experience and the quality of service provided to our corporate clients and partner merchants.



Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments and the everyday companion for people at work, connecting more than 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (such as meal benefits), incentives (such as gift cards, employee engagement platforms), mobility (such as multi-energy, maintenance, toll, parking and commuter solutions) and corporate payments (such as virtual cards). 

True to the Group’s purpose, “Enrich connections. For good.”, these solutions enhance users’ well-being and purchasing power. They improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy. They also foster access to healthier food, more environmentally friendly products and softer mobility.

Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more responsible every day. 
In 2022, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed some €38 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.

Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.

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