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CMS Distribution announces year end results

Record growth drives Revenue over €500m for the first time
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Frank Salmon – CEO, CMS Distribution

Frank Salmon – CEO, CMS Distribution

Storit Limited, the holding company of CMS Distribution, a leading specialist distributor supplying business and consumer technologies on Thursday announced its results for the year ended December 31st, 2017.

Group Turnover increased year-over-year by 38 per cent to £447m (€520m), while EBITDA has increased by 40 per cent to £17.3m.

This marks a record year for CMS Distribution, partly fuelled by the successful acquisition of TNS Connect in February 2017. Frank Salmon, founder and CEO of Storit commented: "The TNS team are experts in emerging consumer technologies with an impressive portfolio of vendors and customers stretching worldwide. This acquisition has allowed CMS to expand into the Asia Pacific region as we continue our global growth trajectory” 

He continued “The TNS business was integrated into CMS in June as part of our ongoing strategy of bringing companies together to leverage strengths and synergies. We are very excited about the potential this acquisition brings and its impact on the Group Financials”.

Further investments in 2017 included the opening of new offices in Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam, and a relocation to a new office in Stockholm. There has been significant expansion of CMS's Centre of Excellence in Kiltimagh, Ireland to support all sites globally.

The company is optimistic with its outlook for 2018. Commenting on the results and on the future, Salmon concluded: “We are delighted with both our record financial performance and our many investments in 2017, which we are confident will drive sustained value as we continue to roll out our successful model across new geographies. I am very excited about the future and the year ahead. 2018 marks another significant milestone in CMS’s history as we celebrate our 30 anniversary with more exciting projects and investments set to roll-out throughout the year."

Results in full:

2017 (£000s)2016 (£000s)

Turnover

446,788   

324,548

Gross Profit

41,560

29,352

Profit before tax

13,755

10,049

EBITDA   

17,300

12,344

 EBITDA Margin 

3.9%   

3.8%

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