Like clockwork, Jobs.ie racks up multimillion-euro profits

The jobs website had another good year in 2015.

By Paul O'Donoghue Reporter, Fora

IRISH JOBS WEBSITE Jobs.ie netted over €2 million last year, helping to push its accumulated profits to almost €8 million.

According to new accounts just filed for the company, Jobs.ie made a gain of just over €2.7 million in the 12 months to the end of December 2015.

The amount owed by the company’s debtors rose from €7.6 million to €10.4 million, while its creditors stayed roughly static at just under €2.5 million.

The number of people employed by the company during the year rose from 24 to 25, and staff costs also jumped slightly, increasing from €1.7 million to €1.9 million.

Profitable

Jobs.ie has been consistent in its profitability for years, with its accumulated profits usually only dropping when it paid out a dividend to its immediate parent company, Saongroup.

The company has thousands of jobs listings on its website in a variety of positions, from construction to sales and recruitment.

Dublin-based Saongroup was owned by billionaire Denis O’Brien and his business associate Leslie Buckley before being sold in 2013 to international recruitment business StepStone.

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Saongroup also owns rival jobs website IrishJobs.ie, which tends to list more high-end professional positions than Jobs.ie, and has a number of websites in several different countries.

Dividend

Jobs.ie paid out a whopping €10 million dividend to Saongroup in 2014 after making a profit of €2.5 million during the year. The website also made a profit of about €2.1 million in 2013.

New accounts for Saongroup show that the firm has accumulated losses of €6.8 million as of the end of 2015, although this was down from just under €8 million in 2014 as the company made a profit of about €1.5 million during the year.

The company has been helped by the performance of Jobs.ie. In 2014, Saongroup’s accumulated losses plunged from €19.2 million to just over €8 million, mostly due to the €10 million dividend it received from the jobs website.

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