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2015 Full-Year Results progress update

Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services

This morning Wolters Kluwer’s CEO Nancy McKinstry and CFO Kevin Entricken presented the 2015 Full-Year Results at the London Stock Exchange for European and global press. Revenues of the company are up 3% in constant currencies and up 3% organically.  

The presentation was followed by a Question & Answers (Q&A). For an overview of the presentations Q&A watch the recording of the webcast [LINK].

Read the summary of the Full-Year Results down here or download the full report.

Highlights

  • Revenues up 3% in constant currencies and up 3% organically. 
    - Digital & services revenues grew 5% organically (83% of total revenues). 
    - Recurring revenues grew 3% organically (76% of total). 
    - North America and Asia Pacific drove organic growth. 
    - Leading, high growth positions grew 7% organically (51% of total).
  • Adjusted operating profit margin improves to 21.4%, in line with guidance.
  • Diluted adjusted EPS €1.96, up 5% in constant currencies, in line with guidance.
  • Adjusted free cash flow €647 million, up 7% in constant currencies, better than expected.
  • Return on invested capital increased to 9.3% (2014: 8.5%).
  • Net-debt-to-EBITDA improved to 1.7x at year-end (2014: 2.1x).
  • Proposed full-year total dividend of €0.75 per share, up 6%.
  • Outlook 2016: diluted adjusted EPS expected to grow at mid-single-digit rate in constant currencies.
  • Announcing intention to buy back up to €600 million shares over three years (2016-2018), including anti-dilution buyback.

Media
Annemarije Pikaar 
Corporate Communications 
t +31 (0)172 641 470 
info@wolterskluwer.com 

Investors/Analysts
Meg Geldens 
Investor Relations 
t +31 (0)172 641 407 
ir@wolterskluwer.com