Aéroports de Paris: Confirms Targets for 2012 and Adjusts Traffic Assumption and Targets for 2015
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20121220:nHUGcRm7 The traffic trend and economic forecasts observed since summer 2012 have led Aéroports de Paris to adjust its traffic assumption and its targets for 2015 initially set at the start of 2010 for the preparation of the second Economic Regulation Agreement. The Group is now expecting an annual traffic growth rate ranging from 1.9 to 2.9% between 2010 and 2015, against 3.2% previously. The strength of the Group's business model, which relies on a stable and incentivising regulatory framework and on fast growing retail and real estate activities, remains intact. Aéroports de Paris counts on these two pillars to secure its future growth. Aéroports de Paris will continue to implement the Economic Regulation Agreement and will maintain its retail and real estate development targets. Likewise, Aéroports de Paris maintains its investment program for its Parisian platforms and thus secures its quality of service improvement target and its future development. A new cost savings programme aiming at containing the growth in operating costs has just been launched. Based on these parameters, the Group's 2015 targets are now as follows: *EBITDA expected to grow by 25 to 35% between 2009 and 2015, rather than 40% *ROCE of regulated perimeter should range between 3.8 and 4.3% in 2015, rather than 4.5 to 5.0 % *Cost savings programme has just been launched to limit growth in operating costs of parent company by 3.0% maximum on average per year between 2012 and 2015 *Headcounts of parent company should decrease by 7% in total between 2010 and 2015 *Target of sales per passenger in shops located in restricted area remains EUR19 in 2015 *Real estate development target remains 320,000 to 360,000 square metres between 2011 and 2015 The Group confirms its targets for 2012 of a moderate growth in revenue and EBITDA and expects traffic to be stable in 2013 compared to 2012. Furthermore, aeronautical fees should increase by 3.0% as of April 1st, 2013. Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO, said: "The slowing growth in traffic witnessed since summer 2012, as well as recent economic forecasts, have led Aéroports de Paris to adjust its traffic assumption: the Group now anticipates an annual growth ranging 1.9 to 2.9 % on average between 2010 and 2015. Our business model remains strong, supported by a stable and incentivising regulatory framework and by growing retail activities. Our development targets for retail and real estate remain unchanged. To reach our targets, a new cost savings programme is necessary to limit operating cost increases of the parent company between 2012 and 2015. Aéroports de Paris maintains its investment program for its Parisian platforms and thus secures its quality of service improvement target and its future development." A conference call will be held tomorrow at 9:00, CET *Live *From France: + 33 1 70 77 09 35 *From overseas: + 44 (0) 203 367 9458 *Replay starting 12:00, CET *From France : +33 1 72 00 15 00 *From overseas: +44 (0) 203 367 9460 *Pin code: 279 466 # Next events *Next traffic publication *Tuesday 15 January 2013: December 2012 traffic figures *Next results publication *Thursday 28 February 2012: 2012 annual results Aéroports de Paris: 2012 and 2015 Targets http://hugin.info/145257/R/1666659/540939.pdf ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Aéroports de Paris via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1666659