The Asteros Group unveiled its 2014 financial results
Jul 14, 2015
Today, the Asteros Group, the Russian market leader in comprehensive infrastructure and security systems, announced its consolidated results for the 2014 financial year. The group’s
Amid a shortage of growth sources, the key business areas of the Asteros Group slowed down compared to the previous year’s dynamics, but overall the positive trend continued. As such, revenues from engineering and IT infrastructure increased by 1.7%. The IT services segment grew by 6.2% while the IT consulting business area reached a
According to results from 2014, the most dynamically developing lines of business in Asteros' industrial structure were construction and real estate, with a growth rate near 160%, and the oil and gas sector (106.6%). Traditionally for Asteros, the largest business areas were banks and financial groups (25.6%), telecommunications (24%), the transportation sector (14.5%) and the public sector (10.4%).
Possessing solid expertise in the telecommunications field, Asteros, together with Avaya and MegaFon, completed one of the largest projects in the industry: the virtualization of eight of the mobile operator’s call centers. The project, which enabled MegaFon to reduce expenses and provide a quick and easy way to connect customers with new services in all regions of the country, received the Avaya Technology Innovation Award 2015. Another important project involved upgrading the Center for Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services «03» in Moscow. The project made it possible to process 600,000 calls per
It was also an exciting year in the field of digital signage as the company designed and deployed a series of multimedia systems, including acoustic equipment, at the
The Asteros Group’s broad expertise in integrated security and counterterrorism measures enabled it to complete conceptual projects to ensure perimeter defense at the «Russian Disneyland»- the Sochi Park Amusement Park, and also at a number of air transportation and
In the consulting field, the company successfully completed a number of
Another project of Asteros, to upgrade Novolipetsk Steel’s (NLMK Group)
Over the past year, several
Furthermore, 2014 brought results in the area of R&D. A pilot project offering passengers an express
For Asteros, the past year became a year of strengthening business relationships. Asteros holds the status of highest platinum partnership with leading IT and telecommunications vendors such as Avaya, Oracle, Polycom, and NICE. The company is a gold partner of Cisco, HP, SAP, and Panduit, which awarded Asteros the "Golden Jack 2014" award for the largest sales volume. Asteros also received an award from Samsung in the "Best Partners for the Integration of Professional Displays and Monitors" category as part of the Top Partner Awards 2014. Asteros immediately picked up 2 awards from its projects in Olympic Sochi: Extreme Networks called the VIP terminal at Sochi International Airport the year’s best project in the transportation and aviation sector and the Russian manufacturer Bolid remarked on the integrator’s services in equipping the Olympic Village with perimeter security systems. Moreover, according to 2014 results, the Asteros Group swiftly received awards in two categories: "Employer of the Year" and "Business Reputation", something which confirms the company’s HR strategy and its impeccable reputation on the Russian IT market.
Summing up the 2014 results, Yury Byakov, Chairman of the Board of the Asteros Group, remarked: "Trade restrictions and the associated currency fluctuations brought about serious consequences for the entire IT market; thus, it was impossible for the IT business to remain untouched by the economic slowdown, which was intensified by geopolitical risks. At the beginning of the year, we set ourselves the task of increasing growth dynamics but just a few months later our key task became preserving last year’s financial indicators and volumes. And I’m glad that we were able to cope with the task and regroup in time, keep our relationships with partners, and fulfil our obligations to our clients. I think that, in many respects, 2015 will be a determinant year for market conditions and the future development of the IT business, and those who are ready to reduce costs, react flexibly to new business requirements, and be ready for changes will be successful".
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