3U’s growth course continues

  • Sales and earnings forecast met in the 2018 financial year
  • Significant sales growth planned for 2019
  • Expected dividend proposal of EUR 0.03

Marburg, 28 February 2019 – In the 2018 financial year, 3U HOLDING AG (ISIN DE0005167902) continued the positive performance it achieved in the previous year. According to preliminary unaudited figures, it generated consolidated sales of EUR 48.0 million, corresponding to growth of 2.3 % (2018: EUR 46.9 million). The main drivers of growth were the cloud computing and e-commerce business areas, which together already account for over 40 % of sales within the Group.

Gross profit improved considerably due to the encouraging expansion of the Group’s business activities overall as well as the higher level of other income compared with the previous year. This was offset by a rise in staff costs and other expenses, resulting in EBITDA at the previous year’s level of EUR 6.7 million. Consolidated net profit increased by over 70 % from EUR 1.1 million to EUR 1.9 million thanks to improved net interest income and lower tax expense.

The Management Board expects sales to grow substantially in the 2019 financial year. Revenue in the EUR 51.0 million to EUR 55.0 million range is anticipated for 2019. EBITDA is expected to be between EUR 7.0 million and EUR 9.0 million. Consolidated net profit is planned to amount to between EUR 1.0 million and EUR 2.0 million once again owing to higher depreciation and amortisation and higher tax expense.


Forecast of Group key figures for 2019

Preliminary unaudited Group key figures for 2018

Most recent forecast of Group key figures for 2018

Group key figures for 2017

Sales (in EUR million)

51.0 – 55.0


46.0 – 50.0


EBITDA (in EUR million)

7.0 – 9.0


6.5 – 8.0


Consolidated net profit (in EUR million)

1.0 – 2.0


1.0 – 2.0


In view of the continued positive performance of the Group, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board are expected to propose distribution of a dividend of EUR 0.03 to the Annual General Meeting. The dividend will be paid out of the tax deposit account without the deduction of tax.

The 2018 annual report will be published on 25 March 2019.


Further information:
Dr Joachim Fleïng
Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0) 6421 999-1200
Fax: +49 (0) 6421 999-1222
E-mail: ir@3u.net