Etalon Group Receives Construction Permit for Galactica Project

03 October 2016

Etalon Group Limited (“Etalon Group” or the “Company”), one of Russia’s largest and longest-established development and construction companies, announces that it has received a construction permit for the first two residential buildings of its Galactica project in St. Petersburg. Etalon Group also expects to receive construction permits for several other residential buildings in the project in the near future.

All projects currently under construction remain on track: in 2016 Etalon Group plans to deliver 422 ths sqm of NSA.

Galactica is Etalon Group’s largest project in St. Petersburg. It will be built on a 38-hectare land plot, and will have a total net sellable area of 838 ths sqm. The project is situated by Moskovsky Prospect and Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo Kanala, just south of central St. Petersburg, which makes it a prestigious location for both living and doing business. The nearest metro stations, Frunzenskaya and Moskovskiye Vorota, can be reached from the development by foot in just 10-15 minutes.

According to the results of Etalon Group’s landbank valuation conducted by JLL, as of 31 December 2015, the potential income from sales was estimated at over RUB 70 billion.

Etalon Group intends to launch sales for Galactica in the next month and to complete the first two residential buildings in 2018. 

This and other recent announcements are available on the Etalon Group website:

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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.