NEWS13 November 2015

GfK maintains moderate sales growth

Europe Financials News

UK — The latest year-to-date financial results from GfK reveal moderate sales growth of 6% compared with the same period last year.

In the first nine months of the year, the group’s adjusted operating income came to €118.8m, which is a 3.6% increase on the previous year. The margin was 10.6% after nine months, compared with 10.9% last year. The change has been attributed to ‘continued investments’.

“As intended, we have achieved moderate growth, and the figures are within our expected range,” said GfK’s CEO, Matthias Hartmann.” Also because of the sales that are now being generated through the TV research contract in Brazil, we are confident that we will achieve our annual targets.”

Full results can be found here.

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