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August 23, 2018 12:00 am | FILED UNDER: business

Subterra’s Turnover Grows To Kc5.91 Billion, Profits Drop

By ČTK

Prague, Aug 23 (CTK) – Builder Subterra, a unit of the Metrostav group, saw its net profit fall by 88 percent year on year to Kc30.6m in 2017, while its sales rose by 86.4 percent to Kc5.91bn, according to the company’s annual report.

 

Nearly a half of the sales was generated abroad.

 

“The spectacular growth of the Czech economy last year touched the sector of construction just marginally, and some of its segments, such as underground construction, was not influenced at all. Infrastructure construction as a whole did not fare well either. As a result, our divisions dependent on public contracts recorded losses, while divisions working predominantly for private investors showed better results,” Subterra CEO Ondrej Fuchs said.

 

According to data from the Czech Statistical Office (CSU, Czech construction output increased by 3.3 percent year on year in 2017, driven mainly by housing construction, which rose by 6.3 percent. Civil engineering, on the other hand, fell by 4.1 percent.

 

According to Fusch, Subterra offset the lack of domestic public contracts by performance abroad. The share of sales generated abroad rose from 26 to 47 percent last year.

 

Subterra operates mainly in Hungary, Sweden, Germany and Slovakia.

 

Subterra’s history dates back to 1964. In 2004 it became part of Metrostav.

 

Subterra’s results since 2003:

 

Year

Net Profit (Kc mil.)

Turnover (Kc bn)

2003

46.76

4.62

2004

8.69

4.01

2005

110.37

4.08

2006

140.97

3.66

2007

77.17

4.12

2008

1.70

4.42

2009

58.31

3.99

2010

158.90

4.60

2011

151.23

4.32

2012

141.92

3.97

2013

40.52

4.16

2014

35.97

3.95

2015

78.28

5.05

2016

259.34

3.17

2017

30.61

5.91

 

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