Etalon Group Public Company Limited (“Etalon Group” or the “Company”), one of Russia’s largest and longest-established development and construction companies, announces that the Company’s Deputy CEO and Vice President Kirill Bagachenko won recognition for the fourth year in a row at the IR Magazine Russia & CIS awards ceremony held on 13 July 2017. Kirill was named the best IR professional in the real estate sector and among all Russian public companies with a market capitalisation of up to USD 4 billion.
Winners are selected on the basis of an independent pan-European survey of brokerage firms, fund managers and sales desks, which is conducted annually by WeConvene Extel. In 2017, comprehensive industry rankings were collected from over 15,500 investment professionals and 4,595 firms.
Etalon Group President and CEO Viacheslav Zarenkov said:
“We are pleased that our capital markets stakeholders have once again recognised the work of Etalon Group’s investor relations team. We always seek to maintain an open and constructive dialogue with the market, and we will continue to adhere to global best practices in our investor relations activities.”
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 Etalon LenSpetsSMU subsidiaries. With a 30-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 5.5 million sqm.
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 2016 was RUB 7.8 billion.
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 thousand people, and its nationwide sales and marketing network covers 52 Russian cities.
As of 31 December 2016, Etalon Group's portfolio comprised 35 projects, with a total of 2.82 million sqm of unsold net sellable area. JLL valued this portfolio at RUB 115,818 million.
For the year ended 31 December 2016, Etalon Group's new contract sales totalled 496 ths sqm, or RUB 47,443 million. Deliveries in 2016 amounted to 420 ths sqm.
The Company recorded revenue of RUB 49.0 billion and EBITDA of RUB 7.3 billion for the year ended 31 December 2016.
Etalon Group’s GDRs have been traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since 20 April 2011.