Veolia results in 2016 higher than objectives and almost stable revenue

In 2016, Veolia generated revenue of €24,390 million, almost stable against 2015, but up 1.9% in the fourth quarter. The increase was particularly strong internationally: 2.2% in Germany, 2.1% in the United Kingdom, 6.3% in Asia (14.8% in China), 6.8% in Africa Middle East, 12.9% in Latin America.


All the Group's results in 2016 exceeded objectives:

  • EBITDA increased by 4.3% to €3,056 million. It benefited from continued cost reduction efforts amounting to €245 million in 2016, exceeding the initial objective of €200 million
  • Current net income - Group share was €610 million, up sharply by 10.8%
  • Free cash flow rose to a record €970 million
  • Net financial debt declined €359 million to €7,811 million
  • The Post tax ROCE of 7.2% maintained its continuous improvement over the last 4 years.


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These results are in line with the 3-year development plan announced at the end of 2015.

Over the period 2017-2019, revenue growth will gradually increase and further cost reductions will be made in order to reach an EBITDA of between €3.3 and €3.5 billion by 2019.


Antoine Frérot, Veolia Environnement’s Chairman & CEO commented: “2016 represents another year of strong results growth for Veolia. These good results were achieved due to the efforts of each and every one of our Group’s employees, and I would like to thank them. At the end of 2015, we presented our 3-year development plan. It is based on controlled and profitable growth and accompanied by continued cost reduction efforts. Our ambition remains intact.”

> Read the press release online: 2016 Annual results