Essen, 28 March 2019: Listed residential developer Instone Real Estate Group AG today published its first annual report as a German stock corporation – for the first time in accordance with IFRS 15 – and increased all key figures and fulfilled its forecasts in the 2018 financial year. The management board is satisfied with the results and business development in 2018 and expects a clear continuation of the successful growth for the 2019 financial year.
Kruno Crepulja, CEO of Instone Real Estate, comments: "In the 2018 financial year, Instone perfectly met the considerable demand for housing in Germany with its products in residential construction. With a significant expansion of the project pipeline in German metropolitan areas and with the acquisition of nine projects, Instone has set a clear trend in Europe's most important housing market, creating a basis for further, sustainable growth."
Due to an acquired sales volume of around EUR 1.4 billion in the 2018 financial year and positive development in sales revenue from existing projects, the expected total sales value of the Instone project portfolio rose significantly from EUR 3.4 billion to around EUR 4.8 billion as of 31 December 2018.
From the regionally balanced project portfolio, all eight Instone locations in Germany made successful contributions to earnings in the 2018 financial year. Adjusted revenues totalled EUR 372.8 million and adjusted EBIT was EUR 49.6 million. The adjusted gross profit margin developed significantly better than expected and came to 28.6 % for the past financial year. The original outlook for this was 24 %. The volume of concluded sales contracts, which includes all sales-related transactions in the 2018 financial year, was approximately EUR 460 million.
Management board forecasts continuation of growth in 2019 financial year
The management board expects the positive development of the German housing market to continue in 2019 and beyond and underscores the outlook for the current 2019 financial year, which was published on 5 March 2019. In the 2019 financial year, Instone Real Estate expects significant growth in adjusted revenue to between EUR 500 million and EUR 550 million and a volume of concluded sales contracts ranging between EUR 450 million and EUR 550 million. The adjusted EBIT is expected to increase considerably to between EUR 85 million and EUR 100 million. With regard to the adjusted gross profit margin, the management board again anticipates a considerable figure of approximately 28 %.
Kruno Crepulja continues: "Our current revenue outlook is already met in full by Instone's existing projects through 2020. Even if this provides us with a comfortable starting point, it is also our declared aim in 2019 to expand the pipeline through additional attractive projects arising from property acquisitions in the German metropolitan regions. We therefore plan to create more value for our shareholders while simultaneously creating urgently needed housing in Germany."
The 2018 Annual Report is available to download under the following address:
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