Last week, Barco presented a strong set of results for 2016, with high single-digit sales growth and EBITDA margin accretion. At the same time, the company published its 2016 Annual Report online. Titled Focused to perform, the report summarizes the 2016 results and zooms in on Barco’s activities and its sustainability plan.
2016 was a year of important organizational changes at Barco: the company welcomed a new CEO, new CFO and new chief HR officer, and its headquarters moved to an iconic new building in Kortrijk. In the midst of all these changes, Barco achieved solid growth, both in sales and in EBITDA margin. In his opening letter to the report, CEO Jan De Witte thanks Eric Van Zele, former CEO, for bringing Barco back to growth. He also describes the opportunities that he has spotted to take Barco to the next level.
In the past few months, Barco evolved its brand identity to be on par with its evolution as a company. The 2016 Annual Report provides a sneak peek of that new identity. The Sustainability Report, which will be updated in June, is based on the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) reporting framework.
Further details regarding Barco’s strategy will be disclosed along with other information at the Capital Markets Day on March 16. In June, Barco will publish an update of its Sustainability Report.