In 2019, operating income from Saba's assets under management stood at 296 million euros (+ 33%), while EBITDA from management reached 138 million euros (+ 29%), with a 42% margin, which continues to be one of the highest in the entire sector internationally. The significant increase is explained by the fact that 2019 was the first year in which the new companies were consolidated into Saba as a consequence of the growth operation closed in December 2018 and have an impact on the Group's consolidated profit and loss statement.
Saba's salient figures reflect, on the one hand, this stable business performance and, on the other hand, the efforts made by the organization as a whole to increase the operational efficiency of the business, to implement initiatives that allow the company to become a leader in the sector—putting special emphasis on new support systems, new technologies and energy efficiency, as well as new formulas and commercial initiatives—and to actively manage contracts, focusing on growth. Among sales initiatives, the implementation of agreements in the field of new uses and habits of mobility (e.g. sharing, urban distribution, micro-distribution and electric charging) are worthy of mention.