London, 28th February: This week, UBM Plc announced its annual results for the year ended 31st December 2017. The company reported revenues of £1.0 billion (US$1.4 billion), an increase of 16% year-on-year. Adjusted operating profits increased by 25% to £294 million (US$397 million).
Revenues from annual events were £781 million (US$1.05 billion), representing an adjusted underlying growth of 5.3%. While biennial events in 2017 generated revenues of £86 million (US$116 million), up 3.7% compared to the biennial events in 2015. Management attributed the growth in the annual events to strong growth in Asia. Growth from launches and at Allworld events was also cited. The growth at biennial events in part as due to the inclusion of revenue from Allworld’s biennial events, HOFEX and Food & Hotel Indonesia.