MILAN, March 4 (Reuters) - Italian highway operator Atlantia said on Friday revenues rose 4 percent last year thanks to higher traffic both on motorways and at airports operated by the group.
The number of passengers on Atlantia’s domestic motorway network was up 3 percent last year, accelerating after a 1 percent increase in 2014, while passengers at Rome’s airports rose 6.1 percent.
Sales at the Rome-based group were 5.3 billion euros ($5.8 billion), just ahead of a 5.2 billion euro forecast compiled by Thomson Reuters SmartEstimate.
Net profit rose 15 to 853 million euros thanks to lower provisions and taxes.
The board proposed a total dividend of 0.88 euros per shares, compared with 0.80 euros paid the previous year. ($1 = 0.9084 euros) (Reporting by Francesca Landini and Stefano Bernabei)