Medios de Comunicación
7 marzo 2019

Another year of strong growth of revenue and results - 2019 objectives full confirmed

Antoine Frérot, Veolia’s Chairman & CEO commented: “2018 was a new year of acceleration for Veolia, with revenue and results both demonstrating clear growth. Sales growth increased by 6.5%, even stronger than the previous year, and current net income jumped by 14.7% 2. Our strategy’s success is being confirmed year after year. It is founded on our commercial momentum, combined with a strict discipline of operational efficiency and cost reduction. This performance is being achieved in all of our activities and geographies, a testament to the pertinence and coherence of our choices, of our capacity to capture the best opportunities for profitable growth, as well as our ability to compete in the marketplace. Our perspectives remain favorable. 2019 should be another year of sustained growth. Taking into account the effect of exchange rate variations, our objectives are therefore fully confirmed at the higher end of the initially communicated range.”


· REVENUE:

  • +6.5%2 AND +4.7% LIKE-FOR-LIKE TO €25,911 MILLION
  • THE RHYTHM OF GROWTH OF THE FIRST NINE MONTHS CONTINUES IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AT 6.4% 2

· EBITDA:

  • GROWTH OF +7.3%2 TO €3,392 MILLION
  • +8.4%2 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER

· €302 MILLION OF COST SAVINGS ACHIEVED IN 2018, IN LINE WITH THE GROUP’S OBJECTIVE

· CURRENT EBIT:

  • GROWTH OF +9.7%2 TO 1,604 MILLION

· CURRENT NET INCOME – GROUP SHARE :

  • AN INCREASE OF +14.7%2 EXCLUDING CAPITAL GAINS TO €675 MILLION

· PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE DIVIDEND BY 10%, TO €0.92 PER SHARE


Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities,
Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2018, the Veolia group supplied 100 people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 30 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of 25.91 billion euros in 2018.