Commenting on the results, Alex Chesterman Founder & CEO of Zoopla Property Group Plc said, "It has been another transformational year for the business and I am very pleased with our performance as we delivered record revenue and Adjusted EBITDA of £107.6m and £48.7m respectively. We have made great progress towards our vision of becoming the consumer champion at the heart of the home with the acquisition of uSwitch, the leading home services comparison platform in the UK.
"Our Property Services division achieved solid ARPA growth across every vertical - UK Agency, New Homes, Overseas and Commercial - demonstrating the Group's exceptional value proposition as one of the most cost-effective digital marketing channels for property professionals. Traffic to our property platform remained strong with high levels of user engagement and we recently passed the significant milestone of over seven million downloads of our property apps.
"The Comparison Services division outperformed expectations in the four months since the acquisition of uSwitch, with both the Energy and Communications verticals benefitting from our market-leading position and increasingly competitive consumer deals. We continue to innovate across both divisions of the business in line with our mission of providing the most useful resources for consumers when finding, moving or managing their home and being the most effective marketing channel for related business partners."
We have seen further growth in membership numbers in the Property Services division since the end of the Period. Management is encouraged by the trend of continued UK Agency membership growth over the past seven consecutive months and is confident of delivering further membership and ARPA growth. Switching volumes within the Comparison Services division have continued to be strong since the end of the Period, especially in Energy where our recent collective switch saw record levels of consumer participation.
The Group will continue to invest across both divisions and to develop its integrated proposition. Management remains comfortable with market expectations for the 2016 financial year and our next trading update is scheduled on the day of our AGM, 25 February 2016.