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At 195.4 million euros, earnings before tax (EBT) of EOS Consolidated reached an all-time high in the financial year 2016/17. Sales were at 663.8 million euros, representing an extremely gratifying increase compared to the previous year.

The 2016/17 financial year

EOS Consolidated achieved an outstanding result in the reporting year.

The companies of the EOS Group are represented in



More than


subsidiaries are part of the EOS Group.

EOS serves around


clients worldwide.

Operating through an international network of subsidiaries and partner companies, EOS offers services in more than



In terms of international debt collection, EOS resolves


per cent of all paid cases out of court.

Sales development

EOS Consolidated increased its sales level considerably in the financial year 2016/17.

EOS Consolidated volume of debt purchases

The volume of debt purchases undertaken by EOS Consolidated reached a new record in the financial year 2016/17.

Employee development in terms of headcount

The total number of EOS Consolidated staff is 7,097 people worldwide.

EOS Consolidated sales by region

Germany remains the most important regional market with a share of 46 per cent of overall sales.

Sales development by region

In the financial year 2016/17, sales increased significantly in Germany, Western Europe and Eastern Europe.

Debt purchase volumes by region

The volume of principal debts purchased by EOS Consolidated increased appreciably in the Western European, Eastern European and North American Regions.

Sales by region

The sales of EOS Consolidated grew strongly in the financial year 2016/17, increasing by 11.4 per cent over the previous year. Western Europe in particular saw sales increase sharply. This is due to a large part to the new companies of the Contentia Group in France and Belgium.

Germany and the region of Eastern Europe also increased their sales substantially. By contrast, sales in North America fell noticeably. As a result of the sale of Hoepers Recuperadora de Crédito, Brazil’s contribution to Consolidated sales was limited to only four months.

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 Comparison with previous year in %EUR (000)% in salesEUR (000)% in sales
Western Europe+33.5164,20024.7123,00920.6
Eastern Europe+21.5131,39419.8108,12418.1
North America-23.759,5099.077,96313.1
EOS Consolidated+11.4663,763100.0596,079100.00
*only in the financial year 2015/16 **As a result of the sale of Hoepers Recuperadora de Crédito, Brazil’s contribution to Consolidated sales in the financial year 2016/17 was limited to only four months

Profit and loss account (summary)

EOS Consolidated achieved an annual profit of 173.2 million euros in the financial year 2016/17. Sales revenue increased by 11.4 per cent. One of the key reasons behind this development is the enhanced return flow from substantially increased investment in debt purchases. Another is the acquisition of the companies of the Contentia Group during the year, which made considerable contributions to growth.

Operating income was up by 70.8 million euros compared to the past year. Despite a decline in the number of employees, labour costs remain 6 million euros above the level of the previous year. The sale of the Brazilian company has meant a large number of employees have left EOS Consolidated. Scheduled and unscheduled depreciation on intangible assets and tangible assets are virtually unchanged compared to the previous year.

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 EUR (000)EUR (000)
Total operating income677,586606,819
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)222,610173,790
Earnings before tax (EBT)195,376181,407
Profit for the year173,157160,649

Assets position

The total assets of EOS Consolidated increased by 388.8 million euros to 1.5 billion euros in the reporting year.

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 EUR (000)%EUR (000)%
Fixed assets203,26113.3185,75216.3
Other assets tied up in the long term741,79248.6537,46447.2
Deferred taxes6,5080.44,7790.4
Assets tied up in the short term574,77537.7409,53836.0
Total assets1,526,337100.01,137,532100.0

Equity and financing

The equity ratio of EOS Consolidated saw a slight decline to 29.2 per cent in the financial year 2016/17. This continues to be assessed as quite robust for a financial services provider. The increase in earned equity reflects the excellent result of the financial year.

An increase in financing needs owing to the high investments made in the past financial year was covered predominantly by borrowing from the shareholder and financial institutions. The largest share of these loans has an average term with a maturity of up to five years.

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 EUR (000)%EUR (000)%
Long-term borrowed capital287,24718.8253,11022.3
Deferred taxes5,1080.37,1920.6
Short-term borrowed capital787,96951.7497,32043.7
Total financing1,526,337100.01,137,532100.0
For computational reasons, tables and texts may show rounding differences.