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United Internet AG: IONOS Intends to Continue Strong Growth and Extend Leading Market Position in Web Presence & Productivity and Growth in Cloud Business
15.11.2022 / 07:30 CET/CEST
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IONOS intends to continue its strong growth and expand its leading market position in network presence and productivity, as well as in the cloud business
IONOS, the leading European SMB digitization partner, is well-positioned in a large and growing market benefiting from secular trends
IONOS is the #1 European Web Hosting
For FY2022, IONOS expects total revenue growth of 15-18%, healthy profitability
IONOS aims to grow total revenue at a CAGR of around 10% in the medium term, while Cloud Solutions is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 20%
Montabaur and London, 15 November 2022. United Internet AG today hosted a Capital Markets Day event for its shareholders, introducing IONOS Group (“IONOS”), Europe’s leading digital partner for SMBs. As a trusted cloud enabler, IONOS is well-positioned to continue its successful growth path consistently. The company benefits from its market-leading position driven by the megatrend of digitization of SMEs. For 2022 and the mid-term, IONOS expects revenue growth and high profitability.
“The strong performance of IONOS over the past few years is reflected in IONOS’ top-notch financial position. As the European market leader in web hosting, we provide customers in Europe and around the world with mission-critical products and services that are critical to their business operations and Growth is critical. This large and resilient market opens up a wide range of opportunities for future growth,” said Achim Weiss, CEO of IONOS, on the eve of United Internet’s IONOS Capital Markets Day in London.
Strong revenue growth and high profitability
With its scalable platform, IONOS provides SMBs with mission-critical products to support their digital journey. As a result, IONOS is the leading digital enabler for SMBs in Europe, with a comprehensive product portfolio from Web Presence & Productivity to Cloud Solutions, supported by best-in-class customer service and infrastructure.
IONOS’ strong and resilient business model translates into an attractive and solid financial profile combining growth, profitability and cash flow generation. In 2021, IONOS’ total revenue increased by 12% to EUR 1.1 billion. The company expects to outperform this growth in 2022, with total revenue expected to rise 15-18%. At Capital Markets Day, IONOS will provide further financial guidance: Interim revenue CAGR of approximately 10% and the company plans to continue its strong growth trajectory.
Best-in-class margins drive a successful growth strategy and strong outlook across markets and regions. The adjusted EBITDA margin in 2021 is 32%, and IONOS expects the adjusted EBITDA margin to gradually exceed 30% in the medium term. The company has secured financing through a long-term intercompany loan provided by United Internet.
25 years of success story with bright future
“The IONOS success story in United Internet started about 25 years ago. Since then, the company has grown considerably. Together with management and employees, we have further developed IONOS into a leading digital partner for SMEs. Today, IONOS is a strong brand broadly associated with the digitization of European SMEs. We are the clear leader in the European web hosting market and a fast-growing provider in the highly attractive cloud solutions market. IONOS is well-positioned to Continue to achieve sustainable and profitable growth against the backdrop of the megatrend towards the cloud,” said Ralph Dommermuth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IONOS and CEO of United Internet AG.
The leading partner for the digitalization of European SMEs
IONOS operates in 18 markets in Europe and North America, and its platform is globally accessible. As the clear European number one in the web hosting market, the company has a strategic footprint in the core European markets of Germany, Spain, UK, France and Poland and holds leading number one and number two market positions in web hosting. With its unique services and products, IONOS serves a large, diverse and loyal client base of approximately 6 million customers worldwide, including in North America, with annual revenues in excess of EUR 100 million, while achieving an equally high Profitability and solid growth.
The unique IONOS brand, which the company has invested heavily in recent years, also contributes to the strong positioning. These investments will continue and further strengthen IONOS’ footprint among its target groups. In this way, IONOS intends to remain one of the winners in the web hosting and cloud solution consolidation market in the long run.
IONOS is the leading European SMB digitalization partner and trusted cloud enabler. The company provides web presence and productivity solutions as well as cloud infrastructure and cloud solutions to more than 6 million customers worldwide, and operates in 18 markets in Europe and North America, with its platform accessible globally. IONOS’ comprehensive product portfolio is a one-stop shop for all digital needs: from domain and web hosting to classic website builders and self-service solutions, from e-commerce and online marketing tools to full-fledged server and IaaS solutions. The company’s scalable platform provides end-to-end solutions for freelancers, small businesses and consumers, as well as enterprise clients with complex IT needs.
IONOS is part of the public company United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031).
About United Internet
With approximately 27 million fee-based customer contracts and 40 million ad-funded free accounts, United Internet AG is Europe’s leading Internet specialist. At the heart of United Internet is a high-performance “Internet Factory” of more than 10,000 employees, approximately 3,600 of whom work in product management, development and data centers. In addition to the strong sales force of its well-known brands such as 1&1, GMX, WEB.DE, IONOS, STRATO and 1&1 Versatel, United Internet stands for operational excellence with approximately 67 million customers worldwide.
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