In 2001, Heijmans N.V. (construction and construction-related activities) realised turnover of nearly â‚¬ 2.3 billion, an increase of more than 46% compared to the turnover of â‚¬ 1.6 billion in 2000. Net earnings rose by 46% to â‚¬ 70.2 million (2000: â‚¬ 48.1 million).
Earnings per share rose by 33% from â‚¬ 2.47 to â‚¬ 3.28. Heijmans increased the long-term objective to 2006, assuming profitability of 5% net in 2006 and turnover of â‚¬ 5 billion, â‚¬ 1 billion of which outside the Netherlands.
Heijmans expects to realise turnover of approximately â‚¬ 2.5 billion in 2002, with net earnings of approximately â‚¬ 84 million (an increase of 20% compared to 2001). Earnings per share will amount to approximately â‚¬ 3.70 after the depreciation of goodwill, an increase of 13% compared to the earnings per share in 2001. Expectations for 2002 do not include possible acquisitions.