10 November 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Strong sales growth in the US has boosted Buhrmann’s Q3 performance.
The company beat expectations, posting a 22 per cent rise in operating profit to €61.8 million ($72.5 million). Analysts had been anticipating EBIT to rise 17 per cent. Total group sales rose 10.6 per cent to €1.49 billion, with organic sales in the US lifting 7 per cent.
Looking ahead, CEO Frans Koffrie said he remained "positive about prospects for sales growth in 2005 and beyond".