· Strong position no. 1 in the Polish market and the whole CEE region; similarly as in the previous periods, also in Q3 2017 revenues and profits are decidedly higher than the ones of other companies in the industry.
· Continuing development based on safe foundations: a decrease in the net debt to EBITDA ratio to only 1,68 , high operating cash flow EUR 33,3 million, the lowest SG&A costs in the industry.
· A dynamic increase in the segments: cloud, gaming, VAD and digital signage as well as development of a complementary offer apart from IT: radio and television/home appliances, toys, smart home.
75 million PLN for the development of the AB Group – success of a further issue of long-term corporate bonds
The AB Group, the largest distributor of IT and consumer electronics in Poland and in Central & Eastern Europe successfully finalized its yet another issue of long-term bonds to diversify development financing sources. In effect – similarly to years 2014-2015 – the programme comprised the issue of unsecured 5-year debt securities with the nominal value of PLN 75 million. Within the scope of the aforementioned three issues of bonds, financial institutions acquired AB SA bonds with the total nominal value of PLN 245 million, with the average margin at 1.69 pp above WIBOR 6M. Past issues are listed on the Catalyst market, and AB’s intention is to place the newest bonds series on the market as well.
The fourth edition of IT Night took place in the new location – the iconic Barbara Bar on Świdnicka Street in Wrocław – and attracted the largest number of participants to date. The partner of this edition of the event, Microsoft – the world leader of the IT industry – presented cloud-based solutions, as well as Microsoft Surface devices.
The official Tech Trendy Biznes Gala in Warsaw brought us an announcement of results of the annual plebiscite held by CRN Polska and Vademecum VAR-ów i Integratorów magazines.For the second consecutive time, Patrycja Gawarecka, Sales and Marketing Director at AB S.A. won the “Partner Channel Manager” title with the votes of resellers, integrators and manufacturers.