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Excellent performance in 2010 and confidence for 2011


16 March 2011


2010 was a record year for the Group, posting overall growth of 17% by volume (up 10% on a comparable basis).
The Group has been working in a highly contrasted environment: prices for supply have risen sharply, shrinking margins in the fourth quarter, but this was balanced by increased volumes in distribution, favourable economic factors affecting storage and positive progress in industrial scope (Frangaz and Corsica).
Overall the net profit Group share is up 19% with Gross Operating Profit (GOI) up 14% and Current Operating Profit (COP) up 12%.
Cash-flow was up 13% to €98m, demonstrating the quality of these results.


€m20092010% chge
Gross Operating Profit (GOP)11212714%
Current Operating Profit788712%
    incl. Rubis Energie45474%
    incl. Rubis Terminal384827%
Net profit Group share475619%
Cash flow879813%
Capital expenditure89116-


  • Total capital expenditure and acquisitions (paid or committed): €400m
  • Total shareholders' equity: €732m, showing a moderate debt level of 20%


2010 was a very active year overall, notably for:


  • infrastructure projects,with two important construction and terminal extension sites, at Rotterdam and Antwerp - the latter getting under way at the very start of 2011;
  • organic growth: an essential part was played by Rubis Terminal coastal depots (+14% for petroleum) against a background of reduced refining capacity in France, strong increases in demand, particularly in France and Germany, for LPG-Autogas (+40%) and strong growth in sales of bottled LPG at hypermarkets under the distributor brand (+30%).
  • external growth in distribution:Consolidation of market position in Switzerland and Spain for LPG, penetration of southern Africa with the acquisition of leader positions (LPG), and Caribbean deployment with the purchase of Chevron positions in 12 countries (LPG and automotive fuel networks).

Rubis is moving confidently into 2011, a year which will be marked by the integration of this expanded industrial scope and which will offer new opportunities for acquisitions, for which funding has already been locked in.
These excellent results and confidence for the future enable the proposal of a share dividend of €3.05 at the AGM on 9th June 2011, up 7%.


Next update: 1st Quarter turnover: 10 May 2011



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