Etalon Group Public Company Limited (“Etalon Group” or the “Company”), one of Russia’s largest and longest-established development and construction companies, announces it has acquired the rights to a 2.7-hectare land plot in the Central administrative district of Moscow.
The land plot is situated in the city centre on Letnikovskaya Street. This is a well-established and prestigious neighbourhood, with modern residential and entertainment infrastructure, as well as cultural sites, all located nearby. The area also benefits from its close proximity to a business district that is home to the headquarters of several financial institutions and international companies.
Etalon Group plans to develop a business-class project on the site, with a total NSA of 75 ths sqm. This will include 50 ths sqm of residential space and a parking garage for 596 cars. The master plan for the territory has already been obtained; Etalon Group plans to begin construction and launch sales at the project in 2018.
The project will have excellent transport accessibility: Red Square is just a 10-minute drive from the project, and Paveletskiy railway station is located at the northern end of Letnikovskaya street.
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.