To tackle the emerging issues of an evolving transport market, Keolis reinforced its core business while accelerating its development in new mobility solutions. After strong growth in 2015, revenue increased by 1.4% in 2016, reaching a total of €5.1 billion. Cost-effectiveness of the Group (measured using EBITDA) rose by +5.5%, reaching €313 million, an increase four times greater than that of revenue. 2016 proved a profitable year for the Group, with major contract renewals both in France and internationally.
Wins for new and renewed contracts, strategic partnerships, and strong external growth: 2016 saw Keolis reinforce its global market position in traditional transport modes while accelerating its development in new mobility solutions.
Since 17 February 2017, passengers in the Amelys Montargis network have been able to purchase and validate their tickets using their smartphone with M-Ticket. This is a major innovation confirming Keolis Montargis’ position as a pioneer of connected mobility in public transport.
Val-de-Marne, in Greater Paris, has chosen Keolis to operate its transport service for passengers with reduced mobility. The six-year contract will start on 6 March 2017 and generate a total revenue of €21 million. This win reinforces Keolis’ leadership in the Greater Paris region in services for passengers with reduced mobility. The Group currently operates around 40 on-demand transport services in France, carrying more than 1.3 million passengers every year.