Stuttgart, Germany, 01 October 2014. RIB Software AG (ISIN DE000A0Z2XN6), the holding company of main shareholder Thomas Wolf (CEO) & family, was rated in first place out of 1,111 publicly quoted family companies in Europe. The six rating criteria of this topical study by BHF Bank were: turnover growth, equity ratio, EBIT margin, net gearing ratio, cash conversion and P/E ratio, whereby the family companies were examined with a view to their suitability as possible investments. RIB was particularly impressive thanks to its solid equity ratio, dynamic turnover growth and a net liquidity position. In order to be ranked as a family company, a minimum market capitalization of 500 million EUR and more than 25 percent stake had to be family owned. The definition of family company essentially concerns the issue of uniting ownership and leadership of the company.
Since Monday 22 September 2014, RIB has been listed on the TecDAX and can look back on a strong growth in orders this year. RIB management’s aim, to increase large deals (Phase-II > 500 thousand USD) each year by 80%, has been impressively achieved since 2011 and is already tangibly close in the 2014 business year, with 11 large deals already finalised out of a planned 14.
RIB Software SE is an innovator in construction business. The company creates, develops and offers cutting-edge digital technologies for construction enterprises and projects across various industries worldwide. Its flagship product iTWO 4.0 is the world’s first 5D BIM enterprise cloud solution for construction companies, industrial companies, developers and project owners, etc. Since its inception in 1961, RIB Software SE has been the pioneer in construction innovation, exploring and bringing in new thinking, new working method and new technology to enhance construction productivity, and transforming the construction industry into the most advanced and digitalized industry in the 21st century. RIB is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and listed in Prime Standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2011. With more than 900 talents located in over 30 offices worldwide, RIB is serving 100,000 clients including construction contractors, sub-contractors, developers, owners, investors and governments, in the field of building construction, infrastructure, EPC sector and more.