LaNetro Zed attains Net Profit of €11.6 Million in the First Quarter of 2006

Results are nearly 6 times those for the same period last year...

Results are nearly 6 times those for the same period last year
Madrid, June 28, 2006 - The Spanish company LaNetro Zed, one of the leading multinationals in the development, marketing and distribution of mobile content, with a presence in 15 countries, has attained a revenue figure of 42.9 million Euros in the first quarter of 2006, a 46% increase over the 29.4 million reported for the same period last year.
The company’s EBITDA has increased fourfold in the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared to the same period last year, from 3 million Euros to 12.7. Additionally, net profit has increased by 9.5 million Euros this year over same period last year, reaching 11.6 million Euros, almost six times the 2005 figure for the same period (see table below)
Therefore, the 2006 Q1 results continue the path of revenue growth from fiscal year 2005, and consolidate the trend of strong growth in EBITDA and profits that the company has achieved in the prior four quarters.
The company closed fiscal year 2005 with total revenue at 135.6 million Euros, an EBITDA of 23.4 million Euros and net profits of 13.2 million Euros according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Meanwhile, LaNetro Zed continues with its geographic expansion. At the beginning of the year, the company opened offices in South Africa, where it expects to launch operations in the future, thereby reaching a presence in 4 continents and 15 countries, each playing an important role in the mobile content market. The opening of this office also strengthens LaNetro Zed’s presence in some of world’s markets with the greatest growth potential.
Figures in millions of Euros
Note: EBITDA is defined as income from operations before financial income plus depreciation and amortization expenses, impairment of non-current assets and variations in operating allowances and doubtful accounts provisions.
LaNetro Zed
The Spanish multinational, LaNetro Zed is one of the leading mobile content companies in the world, with presence in 15 countries and 4 continents.
Its activity is focused on the development and marketing of games, entertainment, personalization products, communication tools and Location Based Services (LBS). The company markets its products and services directly to the consumer under the Zed brand and distributes them through more than 45 mobile network operators in all major markets, including China, USA and Europe. These countries hold almost 50% of all mobile subscribers in the world.
The firm is recognized for its capacity for technical innovation in the development of proprietary content, applications, products and business models. As a consequence, 85% of its products catalogue is based on its own intellectual property.

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