The Annual Meeting of Opus International Consultants shareholder’s was held today in Auckland.
At today’s Annual General Meeting Opus International Consultants’ Chairman, Kerry McDonald, highlighted the strong aspects of the 2014 results.
Opus International Consultants (Opus), the global infrastructure consultancy, in the last six weeks alone, has been awarded £3.5m of work in the rail sector.
Infrastructure consultancy, Opus International Consultants (Opus) recently won the prestigious Staff Development and Training Award at the Women in Construction Awards in the United Kingdom.
WSP Opus International Consultants delivered strong top line growth in 2014 with revenue up 17% on 2013 to $539.6m. NPAT was up 15% to $26.2m and Return on Equity was 18.4%, compared with the NZX 50 average of 11.5%. Operating cash flow remained strong at $32.1m, up 29%, and the full-year dividend increased by 13% on the prior year.
Wednesday 4 February 2015 - 9.00am - 10.30am
The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
119 Britannia Walk, London N1 7JE
Opus International Consultants (Opus) has reported a positive result for the first six months of 2014. In the half-year ended 30 June 2014, revenue was $265.4m, a 25% increase over the same period last year and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) was $14.3m, an increase of 8%. Net profit after tax (NPAT) increased by 6% to $9.9m.
In an area plagued by flooding problems, residents have made a determined effort to protect their homes. People living in Lumley Road, Emsworth, were joined by volunteers, including staff from Opus International Consultants (Opus), who spent the day building flood defences with hundreds of sandbags.
In Dec 2013, residents were left devastated when the banks of the River Ems broke and their homes flooded. Opus is part of the Emsworth Flood Forum (Hampshire) and had the opportunity to get involved in this community project.
Andy Traves (Opus Associate, Fareham) said: “The capital costs of the flood defence scheme are grant or government funded, but the residents, as beneficiaries, are expected to help drive the project. Some residents, including the elderly are not personally able to assist, so we saw this as a great chance to get involved ourselves.”
Lumley Road homeowner Mark Ringwood said: ‘More than 20 volunteers banded together and built the first part of a flood defence which we hope will save our properties.
‘Young and old turned out to build a wall containing more than 1,200 20kg sandbags.