United Internet AG: IONOS intends to continue strong growth and expand its leading market position in Web Presence & Productivity and grow in the Cloud business


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United Internet AG: IONOS intends to continue strong growth and expand its leading market position in Web Presence & Productivity and grow in the Cloud business

15.11.2022 / 07:30 CET/CEST
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IONOS intends to continue strong growth and expand its leading market position in Web Presence & Productivity and grow in the Cloud business

  • IONOS, Europe’s leading SMB digitization partner, is firmly positioned in a large and growing market benefiting from global trends.
  • IONOS is #1 for web hosting in Europe
  • For FY2022, IONOS expects total revenue growth of 15-18% and healthy profitability
  • IONOS aims to grow total revenue at approximately 10% CAGR over the medium term, while Cloud Solutions is expected to grow at approximately 20% CAGR

Montabaur and London, November 15, 2022. United Internet AG is hosting a capital markets day for its shareholders today IONOS Group (“IONOS”), Europe’s leading SMB digitization partner. As a trusted cloud provider, IONOS is well positioned to continue its successful growth path. The company benefits from its leadership position in markets driven by the megatrend towards SMB digitization. Both 2022 and the medium term IONOS predicts revenue growth and high profitability.

“The strong performance in recent years is reflected in IONOS’ excellent financial profile. As the European market leader in web hosting, we provide our customers in Europe and around the world with products and services that are critical to running and growing their businesses. This large and robust market opens up great opportunities for future growth,” said IONOS CEO Acim Weiss on the eve of United Internet’s IONOS Capital Markets Day in London.

Strong revenue growth and high profitability

With its extensible platform, IONOS provides critical products for SMEs to support their digitization journey. Thus, IONOS has become the leading digital enabler for SMEs in Europe with a comprehensive product portfolio from Web Presence & Productivity to Cloud Solutions, supported by first-class customer service and infrastructure.

IONOS’ strong and robust business model combines growth, profitability and cash flow into a highly attractive and solid financial profile. In 2021, IONOS increased its total revenue by 12% to 1.1 billion euros. The company forecasts 15-18% growth in total revenue, surpassing this growth in 2022. On the capital markets day, IONOS will provide additional financial guidance: with medium-term revenue CAGR of around 10%, the company plans to continue its strong growth trajectory.

A successful growth strategy and strong outlook across markets and regions is supported by best-in-class profit margins. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 32% in 2021 and IONOS expects to gradually exceed 30% adjusted EBITDA margin in the medium term as well. The company secured its financing through long-term intercompany loans provided by United Internet.

A 25-year success story with very good future prospects

“The success story of IONOS within the United Internet began almost 25 years ago. Since then, the company has shown excellent growth. Together with management and employees, we have further developed IONOS into a leading digitization partner for SMEs. Today, IONOS is a strong brand widely associated with the digitalization of SMEs in Europe. We are the open market leader in web hosting in Europe and a fast growing provider in the attractive market for Cloud Solutions. IONOS is well positioned to continue to grow sustainably and profitably in the context of the megatrends of digitization and the cloud,” says Ralf Dommermuth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IONOS and CEO of United Internet AG.

Leading SMB digitization partner in Europe

IONOS operates in 18 markets in Europe and North America and its platform is available worldwide. As the clear European #1 in the web hosting market, the company has a strategic footprint and leading #1 and #2 market positions for web hosting in key European markets in Germany, Spain, UK, France and Poland. With its unique services and products, IONOS serves a large, diversified and loyal customer base of approximately six million customers worldwide, including North America, where annual revenues of more than 100 million euros are generated with similarly high profitability and solid growth.

The unique IONOS brand, in which the company has invested significantly in recent years, also contributes to its strong positioning. These investments should be continued and further strengthen the footprint of IONOS within the target group. In this way, IONOS intends to remain one of the winners in the consolidation market for web hosting and cloud solutions in the long term.

About IONOS

IONOS is Europe’s leading SMB digitization partner and trusted cloud enabler. The company provides web presence and productivity solutions, as well as cloud infrastructure and cloud solutions to more than six million customers worldwide, and operates in 18 markets in Europe and North America with its platform globally accessible. IONOS’ comprehensive product portfolio serves as a one-stop shop for all digitalization needs: from domains and web hosting to classic website builders and do-it-yourself solutions, from e-commerce and online marketing tools to full-fledged servers and IaaS solutions. The company’s scalable platform provides end-to-end solutions for freelancers, small businesses and consumers, as well as enterprise customers with complex IT requirements.

IONOS is part of the listed United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031).

About United Internet

With around 27 million paid customer contracts and 40 million advertising-funded free accounts, United Internet AG is the leading European internet specialist. At the heart of the United Internet is a high-performance “Internet Factory” with more than 10,000 employees, including approx. 3,600 are engaged in product management, development and data centers. In addition to the strong sales force of its established brands (such as 1&1, GMX, WEB.DE, IONOS, STRATO and 1&1 Versatel), United Internet stands for outstanding operational excellence with nearly 67 million customer accounts worldwide.

United Internet press contact

Lisa Pleis
Phone +49 2602 96-1616
presse@united-internet.de

IONOS press contact

Andreas Maurer
Phone: +49 2602 96-1275
andreas.maurer@ionos.com

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This press release and the information contained herein are not an offer to sell or an offer to buy any securities.

This press release and the information contained herein are for informational purposes only. It is not intended for and should not be construed as a prospectus for prospective investors and does not constitute or form part of an offer or an offer to subscribe or purchase their securities. IONOS or United Internet (“United States of America“) and nothing contained therein shall form the basis of or be relied upon as a basis of any contract or obligation, and in particular shall not be relied upon in making any investment decision. Securities of IONOS or the United Internet are not listed below. 1933 U.S. Securities Act, as amended (“US Securities Law“) or under the laws applicable in any state of the United States and no such registration is contemplated. In the absence of such registration, these securities may not be offered, sold or otherwise transferred in the United States except under exemptions from registration. U.S. Securities The requirements of the law.

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