02/08/2024 at 12:11 hours
Updated on 02/08/2024 at 12:18 PM
The Parlem Group increased its turnover by 34% last year, reaching 49 million euros in 2023, of which 45 million euros come from communications and business solutions, such as cloud, cybersecurity and digitalization. It decided to put the Parlem Energia division, which was created after the purchase of Ecolium, up for sale. In terms of EBITDA, the company has gone from registering negative €2.2 million to more than positive €2 million, as explained by the company's president, Ernest Pérez Mas.
On the other hand, Pérez Mas rejected the government's entry into Telefonica, saying that it “makes no sense” and “changes the competition.” “We'll go back to the 1980s,” he replied. Perez Mas expressed his satisfaction with the results achieved in the last fiscal year, which are still temporary and have not been audited. For this reason, the company has not yet presented net results, a number it hopes to present around April.
Parlem's CEO explained that the trend over the last three months of 2023 and January was “very positive”, both in terms of financing, EBITDA and earnings, and he predicted 2024 would be a double-digit growth year. He commented: “It's great news because other big competitors haven't made positive money. It's positive that we're able to grow reasonably well.”
Goal: to grow further by 2024
For this year's fiscal year, Pérez Mas proposed the acquisition of local companies that would represent “significant growth for Barlem.” According to the company's CEO, it has identified sixty local companies in Catalonia. “In 2024, we will be able to deliver strong numbers and now our focus is on strengthening telecommunications and we believe we can get very strong EBITDA numbers.” The company's general manager, Xavier Capelladis, added in an interview with the media.
As for the establishment of new companies, Pérez Mas confirmed that he also has his sights outside Catalonia and that the company will focus on “regions with a differential factor within the Spanish Kingdom” and also “towards the north,” in a reference. To Europe. Currently, the company has also strengthened its presence in the Valencian community through Aproop.
On the other hand, over the past year, the company began a restructuring process with the entry of Capellades and increased user recruitment and unit income per client, which rose from 33 to 37 euros. Currently, the company concentrates about 66% of its customers in the Barcelona area, 10% in Tarragona and 9% in Lleida, while in Girona it has “stepped up” until it has concentrated 15% of the total users for the good season of the Girona club. Which is one of its main sponsors.
Although he was very satisfied with this collaboration, Perez Mas ruled out becoming the main sponsor if Gospe refused to continue putting the name on the Girona team shirt.
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