Branche Ipsos achieved 2008 Objectives
Ipsos achieves global objectives 2008 with organic growth of 7.8% and operating margin of 10%.
The payment of a dividend of 0.50 Euro per share will be proposed at the Annual General Meeting, up 25% on the previous year and due to be paid out on 2 July 2009.
For 2009, Ipsos forecasts organic growth below its historic average but nonetheless in positive territory and above the market average. The operating margin is expected to hold up at the record level achieved in 2008 thanks to tight cost control, which will protect Ipsos' ability to develop its range of products and services and to manage its relationship with its clients.
New companies will join Ipsos and provide it with the benefit of their specific expertise and resources. The acquisition of Punto de Vista in Chile represents the first step this year.