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Rentokil Initial PLC
19 October 2016



19 October 2016




Q3 2016









Revenue - ongoing operations1






Performance Overview (CER)

Revenue from ongoing operations increased by 16.6% in Q3, of which 3.1% was organic (H1 2016: 2.5%) and 13.5% was from acquisitions. Year to date we have delivered organic growth of 2.7%.  Pest Control delivered an excellent performance in the quarter, growing organically by 5.9%, and our Hygiene business demonstrated further improvement, growing organically by 3.2%.  Growth in our Emerging (+20.4%) and Growth (+26.3%) markets was once again particularly strong.  Our operations within the Manage for Value quadrant grew by 2.3% while the rate of revenue decline in our Protect and Enhance markets was largely unchanged from Q1 and Q2 at 1%.    


The majority of our regions have performed well in the period reflecting good performances in Asia, Pacific, Latin America, the UK and in our largest market, North America.  While conditions remain tough in parts of Europe, particularly in France, overall the region delivered modest revenue growth in Q3.     

Also in the quarter Rentokil was proud to provide in partnership with the Rio de Janeiro health authorities, Pest Control, including innovative mosquito elimination, in advance of and during the very successful Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Company acquired 13 businesses in the quarter including ten in Pest Control and two in Hygiene, as well as the acquisition of Residex, a Pest Control and Turf Products Distribution business, as announced on 7 July.  All of the acquisitions were in Emerging or Growth markets.  Combined annual revenues of the businesses acquired totalled £88m in the 12 months immediately prior to acquisition.  For the nine months to 30 September we have acquired 33 businesses with combined annual revenues of £109m.  The integrations of Steritech and Residex are both progressing well.

Commenting on today's announcement Andy Ransom, Chief Executive, said:

"I am pleased with our performance in the third quarter.  Pest Control grew organically by almost 6%, reflecting good performances in Asia, Pacific, Latin America, the UK and our key growth market of North America.  I am also encouraged by ongoing traction in our Hygiene business which delivered organic growth of 3.2%.  Our guidance for the full year is unchanged."    



Investors / Analysts:

Katharine Rycroft

Rentokil Initial plc

07811 270734


Malcolm Padley

Rentokil Initial plc 

07788 978 199

John Sunnucks

Bell Pottinger

0203 772 2549




AER - actual exchange rates; CER - constant 2015 exchange rates


1ongoing revenue excludes the financial performance of disposed and closed businesses but includes results from acquisitions


This announcement contains statements that are, or may be, forward-looking regarding the group's financial position and results, business strategy, plans and objectives.  Such statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances and there are accordingly a number of factors which might cause actual results and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and no representation or warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given in relation to them, including as to their completeness or accuracy or the basis on which they were prepared. Other than in accordance with the Company's legal or regulatory obligations (including under the Listing Rules and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules), the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in this announcement relating to the Company or its share price, or the yield on its shares, should not be relied upon as an indicator of future performance. Nothing in this announcement should be construed as a profit forecast.


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