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EBIDTA up 29% YoY at year-end 2018 for NES

NES Global Talent has released its results for the year ended 31st October 2018 with an EBITDA of $57.6m (£42.9m), a 29% increase on 2017.

Turnover also increased from $0.9bn (£0.7bn) to over $1.1bn (£0.8bn) with net fee income at $144.3m (£107.5m).

On a pro-forma basis, including the results of companies acquired for the full financial year, the group achieved a record turnover of $1.4bn and EBITDA of $71.9m in the fiscal year 2018.

The Group now has 58 offices across 33 different countries and will continue to expand its operations across the globe in the forthcoming financial year.

In its fiscal year 2018, NES also completed two additional successful acquisitions in the US, purchasing Redbock LLC and Bedrock Petroleum Consultants.

Fiscal year 2018 also saw NES further strengthen its balance sheet with two fundraisings providing $275m, which will be used to finance investments in growth and acquisitions. The Group complemented this approach with a strong cash performance, generating $42.3m of operating cash. This cash performance, coupled with the Group’s flexible financing structure, puts NES Global Talent in a strong competitive position to take advantage of future growth.

Stephen Buckley, group CFO at NES Global Talent, said, “These numbers are testament to the fact that NES has the best structure and strong management in place to extract optimum performance from our most important asset, which is our people. We invested significantly in our people and global systems in 2018, with average staff numbers increasing by 115 to 725 and capital expenditure totalling $3m. We will continue to grow and invest in our people, processes and systems to build a stronger and more diversified global company.”

Tig Gilliam, CEO of NES Global Talent, added, “2018 was a significant year for NES Global Talent as it saw the Group win 9 industry accolades in a year that marked our 40th anniversary serving global clients and the best engineering talent in the world. The NES Global Talent team around the world has proven their ability to rapidly adapt to changing markets while staying absolutely focused on client and contractor service. I am delighted that the results reflect a business that is not only built on firm foundations, but one which is also well positioned for continued success and sustainable growth over the next 40 years. Already, the 2019 financial year has started strongly for the Group, with further growth ahead of plan in all business regions.”

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