ETALON GROUP PLC (“Etalon Group” or the “Company”), one of Russia’s largest and longest-established development and construction companies, announces that it has delivered a building at its Emerald Hills project in the Moscow region with a total NSA of 64 ths sqm, including 49 ths sqm of residential area. The 24-storey apartment building has underground parking and a built-in kindergarten.
The Emerald Hills complex has a total NSA of 855 ths sqm and includes 20 residential buildings, 17 of which have already been delivered. The Emerald Hills project has enjoyed strong demand, with 86% of the entire complex’s apartments contracted at the time of delivery of this building.
Emerald Hills is built in one of the most environmentally clean areas in the Moscow region. This residential complex includes social infrastructure such as kindergartens, schools, a medical centre, a ballet school and sports infrastructure. Emerald Hills is located just eight kilometres from the Moscow Ring Road.
With the completion of this building, the Company has now delivered 117 ths sqm of NSA since the beginning of 2019. Etalon Group plans to complete the final phase and the entire Emerald Hills project in 2021.
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, 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 its Etalon Invest and Etalon LenSpetsSMU subsidiaries. With a more than 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 6.3 million sqm.
Etalon Group's traditionally conservative approach managing its financial position, solid cash generation and strict working capital management have enabled the company to maintain a secure liquidity position: net cash as of 31 December 2018 was RUB 2.2 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 over 5,000 people, and its nationwide sales and marketing network covers 58 Russian cities.
In February 2019 Etalon Group acquired 51% of the shares of Leader-Invest, one of Moscow’s largest residential developers in terms of land bank and number of projects currently available for sale.
As of 31 December 2018, Etalon Group's assets comprised 76 projects, including 40 Leader-Invest projects and a construction and maintenance division, with a total of 3.4 million sqm of unsold net sellable area. Knight Frank valued the Company’s total assets under management at RUB 186,908 million.
For the year ended 31 December 2018, Etalon Group's new contract sales totalled 628 ths sqm, or RUB 68,731 million. Deliveries in 2018 amounted to 479 ths sqm.
The Company recorded revenue of RUB 72.3 billion and EBITDA of RUB 5.7 billion for the year ended 31 December 2018.
Etalon Group’s GDRs have been traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since 20 April 2011.