Preliminary figures released by DEAG show significant growth and a large earnings increase for last year, as the German company reports a strong start to 2019
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Deutsche Entertainment is on course for a €200m year after posting its first third-quarter profit since Q3 2012
By IQ on 22 Nov 2018
Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) has revised its growth forecast for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018 after a better-than-expected Q3.
In the traditionally sluggish third quarter, the German live entertainment group posted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of €100,000, compared to a loss of €1.2 million in Q3 2017. It is the first time DEAG has recorded a positive EBIT figure in Q3 since 2012.
Year to date, DEAG’s revenue is €152.9m – up 41%, from €108.1m, year on year – while EBIT in Qs 1–3 was €8.2m, compared to €1.1m in 2017.
“Due to the very positive development of the first nine months of 2018, […] alongside the well-filled calendar of events for the traditionally strong fourth quarter, the executive board expects EBIT of at least €10 million for 2018 as a whole, with sales revenues of over €200 million,” the company says in a letter to investors.
DEAG’s full yearly results traditionally appear the following the spring. In 2017, turnover was €159.8m; if the board’s predictions prove correct, that would see over €40m of sales revenue added in 2018.
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