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ROBERT WALTERS PLC Issues Trading Update

ROBERT WALTERS PLC Issues Trading Update

for the second quarter ended 30 June 2011

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Gross Profit (Net Fee Income)

Q2 2011

Q2 2010

% change

% change (constant currency*)

AsiaPacific

&pound25.1m

&pound19.5m

28%

25%

UK

&pound12.1m

&pound11.6m

5%

N/A

Europe

&pound10.6m

&pound7.8m

35%

31%

The Americas and South Africa

&pound1.5m

&pound0.8m

82%

91%

Group

&pound49.3m

&pound39.7m

24%

21%

 &middot Strong results, driven by international businesses, with 75% of net fee income now derived from outside of the UK (2010: 71%).

&middot Europe grew strongly, particularly in France and in the Group's newly established business in Germany.

 &middot Asia Pacific delivered a solid performance:

o Fourth mainland China office opened in Nanjing.

o First office opened in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.

&middot Strong growth from the Group's recently opened business in Sao Paulo.

&middot Net fee income in the UK has grown against a difficult economic backdrop.

&middot Group headcount of 1,932 (31 December 2010: 1,735).

&middot Net cash position remains strong, in excess of &pound10m as at 30 June 2011 (&pound12.9m as at 30 June 2010).

Robert Walters, Chief Executive, commented:

"The Group performed well across all regions during the second quarter and as a result net fee income for the half year was up 23% year on year. This has been largely driven by our international businesses, which now represent 75% of the Group's net fee income.

"Our future investment plans reflect the Group's ongoing commitment to expanding in markets offering the best opportunities for growth. Further office openings in Indonesia, Taiwan and Germany are planned during the second half of the year."

The Group will publish its Half-yearly Financial Results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 on Thursday 4 August 2011.

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