Leading colocation provider delivers above expectation on growth

LONDON, UK, May 2007 – Telehouse Europe, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of secure data centre and colocation facilities, has announced its financial results for the year ended 31st December 2006. Turnover for the year topped £42.9 million, representing an increase of 14% on the previous year, while overhead costs only increased by 7% overall. Operating profit was £11.9 million, a 28% increase over 2005.

Commenting on its financial results, Telehouse Europe financial director, Barney Bannington, said:

“The results for the year were above expectation, with solid sales growth over the year. We have continued to invest in our sites in London and Paris enabling us to provide increasingly higher levels of specification for our Customers.”

Telehouse has demonstrated increasing profitability every year since 1995 from its principal sites in London and Paris. The company has continued to focus on the development and upgrade of its core facilities to meet the ever-increasing customer demand for resilient power and cooling. The data centre industry is a large user of power and this clearly has an impact on the environment and although independent benchmarking shows that Telehouse is more energy efficient than many of its industry counterparts, Telehouse will continue to pursue innovative ways of reducing overall power consumption without impacting customer services. Limiting the carbon footprint is high on its agenda for the year ahead and beyond. The company will continue to extend and share its knowledge and expertise with customers and help them operate energy efficient data centre strategies.

Last year also saw the company achieve ISO 27001 certification (Information Security) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management) across all its sites in both the UK and France, making Telehouse the first company in its sector to achieve both these standards.

“Overall, we have experienced a very positive year which puts us in a financially robust position to meet the ongoing challenges within the industry. I am confident we will continue to achieve strong growth for our investors, as well as delivering the depth and breadth of services our customers expect of us,”

concluded Mr Bannington.

5 Year Summary 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
£’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000
Profit and Loss Account
Turnover 42,904 37,585 36,021 33,484 33,197
Gross Profit 39,172 34,877 33,425 31,183 30,894
Operating Profit 11,895 9,301 7,228 -53 2,982
Operating profit/sales ratio 28% 25% 20% 0% 9%
Balance Sheet
Net debt 37,245 43,950 56,451 43,230 41,431
Capital and reserves 54,037 48,665 43,305 39,937 66,669
Net dept to equity ratio 68.9% 90.3% 11.6% 99.8% 103.7%
Cash Flow
Net cash flow from operating activities 18,112 20,558 15,327 4,596 6,572
Capital expenditure


7,297 5,690 22,987 3,699 11,949
Servicing of finance less receivables 2,207 2,540 2,895 1,888 1,809
Repayment/(Increase) of debt 8,850 8,511 (13,615) (2,564) (8,957)

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