在2008年, Ramboll continued the growth it has experienced in recent years, positioning the company in the top league of European consultancy companies. Following several years with a steady double digit growth, 2008 was yet another year where the consultancy increased revenue, profit and the number of employees significantly.
In 2008, revenue grew by 19% from DKK 4,739.从2007年的600万到5639万.8 in 2008. 不包括货币效应, 营收增长21%, of which 10% was organic and 11% growth from acquisitions. The increase of the reporting currency DKK against the GBP, NOK and SEK in particular has affected the growth rate adversely with 2%.
Double digit organic growth was accomplished in 丹麦, 挪威, 芬兰, 英国和俄罗斯. Growth from acquisitions is primarily related to Whitbybird in the United Kingdom, Jyvästek and Analytics in 芬兰 and Attractor in 管理咨询 丹麦 in 2007 and the acquisition of IMIsoft in 2008.
Since 2004 Ramboll has doubled its number of employees. 仅2008年一年, 约,900 people joined the company and the group now employs 8,848 experts working within the areas of: 拼搏体育官网客户端下载 & 设计、基础设施 & 交通、能源 & 气候、环境 & 自然、工业 & 石油/天然气,它 & 电信和管理 & 社会.
Ramboll's globalisation strategy focuses on emerging markets in Russia, the Middle East and 印度. In 印度, the acquired company IMIsoft has grown considerably from 650 to close to 1,000 employees. The company's services cover the design of mobile towers, software development and supervision of mobile networks on the booming 印度n 电信 market operating from 20 offices across the country.
The bottom line has also developed reasonably the previous year. In 2008, profit before tax rose by 13% to DKK 357.700万年. The operating profit margin (before goodwill amortisation) decreased from 8.2007年5%至7年.7%. This decline in margin is primarily explained by tougher market conditions in the United Kingdom, low 性能 in Informatics and one-off expenses in connection with investments in the future, such as implementing a new market oriented organisational structure and hosting a Ramboll Knowledge Experience event gathering more than 5,000 employees from more than 20 countries in order to share knowledge.
An increased focus on cash management in 2008 created a strong cash flow with a 16% increase in cash flow from operating activities and a cash conversion rate of 96% for the whole year. This led to Ramboll being virtually free from debt by the end of 2008.