Etalon Group Limited (“Etalon Group” or the “Company”), one of Russia’s largest and longest-established development and construction companies, announces that it has signed a contract to acquire the rights to a new residential development project in Moscow.
The land plots to be acquired have a total area of seven hectares, and are located in the Nizhegorodskiy region of the south-eastern administrative district of Moscow near Ryazanskiy Prospect.
The expected NSA of the project is 185 ths sqm, with 113 ths sqm of residential area, 1,700 parking places, a school, and two pre-schools. Etalon Group plans to begin construction and launch sales at the development in 2018, and to deliver it in 2021.
The project is located 10-15 minutes’ walking distance from the Nizhegorodskaya metro station, with schools, pre-schools, stores and several shopping malls in close proximity. Central Moscow is a 20-minute car ride from the development.
Since the start of 2016, Etalon Group has acquired the rights to six new projects in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a total planned NSA of 572 ths sqm.
This and other recent announcements are available on the Etalon Group website: www.etalongroup.com/investors/news/
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About Etalon Group
Founded in 1987 by Viacheslav Zarenkov, Etalon Group has become one of Russia's largest development and construction corporations. The Company focuses on middle class residential real estate in the Moscow and St. Petersburg metropolitan areas, where it operates through Etalon Invest and LenSpetsSMU subsidiaries. With a 29-year history, Etalon Group has one of the longest and most successful track records in the Russian real estate industry.
Since its inception, Etalon Group has commissioned 5 million sqm. Etalon Group's CAGR for deliveries in 2010-2015 was 19%.
Etalon Group's strong reputation among consumers supports its pre-sales business model, which helps the Company to minimise external financing needs for on-going projects while maintaining a secure liquidity position: net debt as of 31 December 2015 was RUB 7,397 million.
The Company is vertically integrated, which helps it to control costs, quality and timing, as well as to demonstrate best-in-class profitability. Etalon Group employs 5,000 people, and its nationwide sales and marketing network covers 37 Russian cities.
As of 31 December 2015, Etalon Group's portfolio comprised 28 projects, with a total of 2.72 million sqm of unsold net sellable area. JLL valued this portfolio at RUB 104,384 million.
For the year ended 31 December 2015, Etalon Group's new contract sales totalled 385 ths sqm, or RUB 35,080 million. Deliveries in 2015 totalled 502 ths sqm.
The Company recorded revenue of RUB 42.4 billion and EBITDA of RUB 7.7 billion for the year ended 31 December 2015.
Etalon Group Limited's GDRs have been traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since 20 April 2011.