Penta finished 2015 with an excellent economic result

A net profit of EUR 200 million and the value of the assets of portfolio companies increased to EUR 7 billion. The audited economic results of the Penta Investment group are one of the best since it was founded.  

The group in new projects and developing its existing portfolio invested more than EUR 340 millions (CZK 9.1 billions) and created more than 2,000 new jobs. Altogether, Penta paid taxes and social and health insurance for its employees of EUR 186 million (over CZK 5 billion). 

“Penta was successful in almost all areas. The economic result positively influenced the successful restructuring of EMF and Carnibon. Our health sector reported positive results, mainly the Dr. Max network.”

Marek Dospiva, Partner

Events of the year for Penta: 

  • Penta entered the Czech media market by buying the publishing house of a regional newspaper (Vltava-Labe-Press), and magazines (Astrosat).
  • By increasing its share, it significantly strengthened its position in the Slovak health insurance company Dovera
  • In Poland, Dr. Max acquired two pharmacy networks – Magiczne and Apteka Pod Lwem
  • The ProCare network was expanded by the Medissimo hospital with polyclinics
  • With the start of the acquisition of Sberbank SR, Penta strengthened its banking division
  • Penta entered the game industry in Romania with the Fortuna brand
  • After several years a decision was made that AERO will construct a new generation plane
  • The administrative building of Aviatica was constructed on the brown field site of Prague Waltrovka, its office premises were leased before it was officially opened
  • Penta purchased more land in Warsaw – the DSP brown field site

Year-on-year comparison of key data:

2015

2014

Total portfolio assets of the company EUR 7 billion
EUR 6.7 billion
Net profit
EUR 200 million EUR 70 million
Cumulative sales of the company’s portfolio EUR 5.4 billion EUR 4.9 billion
Modified EBITDA of all the company’s portfolios EUR 381 million EUR 368 million

The retail sales segment (35%) has the largest share of the Penta portfolio, followed by the health system (20%), development activities (18%), financial services (11%) and manufacturing (11%).

About Penta

Penta is a Central European investment group established in 1994. It operates mainly in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, media and real estate development. Its portfolio companies provide jobs to more than 41,000 people and reported assets of EUR 9 billion in 2017. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.

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