On July 2, 1997 : 1st day of listing on the nouveau marché of the Paris stock Exchange
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▪ Market capitalization at IPO : 28 MILLION
▪ Market Capitalisation at 30 June 2017 : 280 M
Lyon July 3, 2017 20 years ago, Esker was one of the first companies to register on the new market of the Paris stock Exchange. A decision that illustrated the willingness of the management to project into the future in the medium and long terms to continue to ensure the development of the Group. In 1997, Esker achieved a turnover of 14.4 Million, at the end of 2016, it amounted to 66 M, an increase of +358%.
During these 20 years of listing, we have experienced the best and worst market conditions. But our shareholders, both old and new, we have always accompanied and supported throughout this journey fellow. This 20th anniversary gives us the opportunity to thank them once again. Jean-Michel Bérard, Founder President of the executive Board Esker and Emmanuel Olivier, ceo of Esker.
1997 2017 : 20 years of development and innovations
By strengthening its financial structure and its reputation, Esker was able to commit the necessary investment in its organic growth and external development in several countries in Europe, North America and Asia.
From 1998 to 2001, the Group expanded its offer and takes place on the north american market with the acquisition (payment in securities) of four us companies. The title Esker then registers a strong growth before the collapse of the ” internet bubble “. Esker will be one of the Internet players able to reinvent itself and launch a new stage of its development.
First of all positioned on the server solutions, fax, Esker carries out a strategic repositioning with the launch of Esker DeliveryWare, the first product integrated paperless workflow. In 2004, Esker innovates again by becoming one of the pioneers of the Cloud in France. In 2005, Esker carries out a capital increase of 3.3 Million (by free allocation of BSA) in order to finance the growth of its SaaS solutions.
Today’s offers “On Demand” enable companies of all sizes to dematerialize their documents through a solution 100% Internet. The Cloud-based solutions Esker meet a continued success, and represent 77% of the overall activity of Esker in 2016.
In 2010, Esker carries out the transfer of its securities Compartment C of NYSE Euronext and on Alternext (now Euronext GrowthTM). In 2011, with strong profitability recovered in 2009 and an economic resilience continued in 2010, Esker proceeds to the payment of its first dividend.
2015 is a new landmark year for the Group with the acquisition of the companies Calva EDI and TermSync. These two operations are financed by the cash-Esker, a support bank of Bpifrance and by the use of own shares acquired on the market. The same year, the company crossed the milestone of 50 Million turnover.
The internationalisation of the Group continues in 2016 with the acquisition of the company e-integration based in Germany.
Esker is a leading provider of global solutions for dematerialization of documents Cloud. Because the use of paper, which penalizes too companies, Esker allows them to dematerialize their management processes in order to improve the efficiency and visibility, and to reduce the cost (purchase orders, supplier invoices, sales orders, customer invoices, customer complaints, recovery).
With a turnover of 66 million euros in 2016, of which 77% from its Cloud solutions, the Esker is positioned as the 17 th French software editor (classement Truffle 100 France 2017) and the 3rd in the Rhône-Alpes region (Top 250 EY software publishers, Rhône-Alpes 2015). Present in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, Esker achieves 61% of its sales to the international, of which 42% in the United States.
Esker is listed on the Alternext market GrowthTM in Paris (ISIN Code FR0000035818) and has the label of an innovative company awarded by bpifrance (N° 3684151/1).
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