Adevinta Q2 2019 Results

  • Press Releases
  • Operating revenues rise 13% to €185 million
  • Core vertical marketplaces revenues climb 16%
  • EBITDA up 20% to €50 million
  • EBITDA margins up from 25% to 27%
  • Cash flow up 13% to €20 million

Interim report Q2 2019
Presentation financial results Q2 2019
Financial and analytical info Q2 2019 (excel)
Webcast recording of Q2 2019 Press Conference
Q&A conference call recording (mp3)

Oslo, Norway, 15 July 2019 –  Adevinta announces its second quarter and half year 2019 results.

Core verticals enjoyed a strong quarter, rising 16%, with overall revenues up 13%. Display advertising revenues remain lower than anticipated due to challenging economic conditions in key markets and by comparison with Q2 2018, when advertising was more buoyant. Initiatives taken to reverse the drop in growth have resulted in an 8% increase in Q2 2019 versus Q1 2019. Product development increased, with new features and apps rolled out across all markets. 

Rolv Erik Ryssdal, CEO, commented:

“We have enjoyed a good quarter characterized by strong performances in core verticals across all our markets. We are progressing on a steady course to deliver on our strategy of strengthening our positions in the verticals. 

“Softness in display advertising – resulting from a combination of global advertising industry factors and tougher economic conditions – has continued to negatively affect overall revenue growth. Initiatives taken in Q1 2019 have had some positive impact.

“Adevinta has been established as a standalone company and has been well received by all stakeholders. We are continuously improving our focus on operations, while evaluating market growth and consolidation opportunities.

“Product and technology is a priority across the portfolio, and we will continue investing to improve our competitive strengths. We are well positioned for expansion and to play a leading role in the digital marketplaces industry going forward.”

Q2 2019 Highlights 

Revenues up 13% to €185 million

Revenue from verticals grew 16% across all markets

  • France up 16%
  • Spain up 16%
  • OLX Brazil up 33% (local currency basis)
  • Continued softness in display advertising

EBITDA improved to €50 million, up 20%

  • Negatively affected by one-off ESOP charge of €5 million for Brazil
  • EBITDA margin on a proportionate basis rose 2%-points to 27

Global Markets with another profitable quarter

  • Margin expanded by 33%-points
  • Investment phase losses continue to decline in Q2 to €(1.7) million (€(10.9) million in Q2 2018)

Completed two acquisitions to strengthen France

  • Locasun: a holiday rental and B2C travel specialist with an extensive rental portfolio
  • PayCar: P2P payments provider for second-hand vehicles with advanced payment technology
Second quarter (€ million)   First half-year Full year
yoy% 2018 2019 Adevinta 2019 2018 2018
13% 163.8 184.6 Operating revenues incl JVs 359.0 314.8 644
20% 41.6 49.9 EBITDA incl JVs 99.6 72.1 156.2
  25% 27% EBITDA margin incl JVs 28% 23% 24%
13% 17.6 19.8 Operating cash flow incl JVs 70.8 42.8 73.9


15 July 2019:
0700: Quarterly Earnings Release
0900: Results Presentation
1400: Conference call for investors and analysts


Quarterly Earnings Release
Time: 15 July 2019 at 0700 CEST
Interim report, presentation materials, and spreadsheet with key figures and analytical information will be made available on this page

Results Presentation 
Time: 15 July 2019 at 0900 CEST
Location: Schibsted’s offices in Akersgata 55, Oslo
Live Webcast link 

CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal and CFO Uvashni Raman will present. The presentation will be in English. Participants can send in written questions through the webcast player.

A recording of the presentation will be available on our website shortly after the live webcast has ended. I live webcast of the presentation will also be streamed on

Conference call for investors and analysts – Q&A session
Time: 15 July 2019 at 1400 CEST
Link to join call: (active 15 minutes before call)

CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal and CFO Uvashni Raman will answer questions relating to the results in a conference call. The session will be held in English.

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A recording of the conference call will be available on our website shortly after the call has ended.