gategroup announces 2019 full-year results

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gategroup Holding AG published today its 2019 full-year results and Annual Report for the financial year ending 31 December 2019.


  • Revenues remained stable at CHF 5.0 billion in 2019 (vs. CHF 4.9 billion in 2018, an increase of +0.5 %). Positive organic growth of +4.1% was partially offset by a decrease from divestments in non-core businesses (-1.1%) and negative FX impacts (-2.6%).
  • EBITDA reached CHF 440.3 million in 2019 (vs. CHF 343.9 million in 2018, an increase of +28%); EBITDA margin improved by 191 bps to 8.9%. Excluding accounting impacts from the adaption of IFRS 16 as per 1 January 2019, EBITDA margin would have increased by 27 bps.
  • Improved cash generation from operations at CHF 295.7 million (vs. CHF 255.7 million in 2018, an increase of +15.6%).
  • The audited 2019 Financial Statements and the 2019 Annual Report of gategroup are available here.

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gategroup is the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. gategroup provides passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging innovation and advanced technology solutions. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, gategroup delivers operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving passengers from over 200 operating units in over 60 countries/territories across all continents. For further information, please visit

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