DGAP-Adhoc: Deutsche EuroShop exceeds forecast: Significant growth in operating profit (+14.0%) and FFO per share (+5.4%) in financial year 2017

2018. március 05., hétfő, 17:47

DGAP-Ad-hoc: Deutsche EuroShop AG / Key word(s): Preliminary Results

Deutsche EuroShop exceeds forecast: Significant growth in operating profit (+14.0%) and FFO per share (+5.4%) in financial year 2017

05-March-2018 / 17:47 CET/CEST

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Deutsche EuroShop exceeds forecast: Significant growth in operating profit (+14.0%) and FFO per share (+5.4%) in financial year 2017

- Revenue: EUR218.5 million (+6.5%)

- EBIT: EUR192.4 million (+7.7%)

- FFO: EUR2.54 per share (+5.4%)

- EBT excluding measurement gains: EUR153.3 million (+14.0%)

- EUR12.9 million measurement gains

- Dividend proposal (planned): EUR1.45 per share (+3.6%)

Based on preliminary figures, shopping centre investment firm Deutsche EuroShop closed financial year 2017 with a positive result that met or exceeded its forecast. Consolidated revenue was up 6.5%, from EUR205.1 million to EUR218.5 million (forecast: EUR216 million to 220 million). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased by 7.7% in the year under review from EUR178.6 million to EUR192.4 million (forecast: EUR187 million to 191 million).

Net finance costs totalled EUR-35.1 million in comparison to EUR-13.9 million in the previous year. This figure includes positive valuation effects of EUR4.4 million (2016: EUR28.7 million) due to increases in the values of assets recognised at equity. In combination with the increase in value of Group properties totalling EUR8.5 million (2016: EUR116.8 million) valuation gains stand at EUR12.9 million (2016: EUR145.5 million).

At EUR153.3 million, operating earnings before taxes (EBT excluding measurement gains) were up 14.0% versus the previous year (EUR134.5 million) and exceeded the forecast (EUR145 million to EUR148 million). Consolidated profit totalled EUR134.3 million (2016: EUR221.8 million) and were thus down on the figure recorded in the previous year due to a considerable drop in valuation gains.

Funds from operations (FFO) improved by 14.0% to EUR148.1 million, which represents FFO per share of EUR2.54 (forecast: EUR2.42 to EUR2.46) compared with EUR2.41 in the previous year (+5.4%). EPRA earnings also performed well and rose 5.7% to EUR2.42 per share (2016: EUR2.29). The main reasons for the good result were the contributions of the latest acquisitions and positive effects, some of which were non-recurring in nature, from lower operating and interest costs and lower taxes.

As at 31 December 2017, the EPRA net asset value stood at EUR43.19 per share, on par with the previous year (2016: EUR43.24).

The 2017 Annual Report with the final audited figures will be published as planned on 27 April 2018.

This notice contains complementary financial figures that are not precisely defined by the relevant accounting standards and that (may) represent alternative performance indicators. These complementary financial figures should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to the figures presented in the consolidated financial statements and determined in accordance with the relevant accounting standards when evaluating the assets, financial position and results of operations of Deutsche EuroShop. Such alternative performance indicators may be calculated differently but labelled similarly by other companies. For explanations regarding the financial figures used, please consult http://www.deutsche-euroshop.de/des/pages/index/p/210

Person making the notification: Nicolas Lissner, Manager Investor & Public Relations

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Language: English
Company: Deutsche EuroShop AG

Heegbarg 36

22391 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (0)40 413 579-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 413 579-29
E-mail: ir@deutsche-euroshop.de
Internet: www.deutsche-euroshop.de
ISIN: DE0007480204, DE000A1R0W05
WKN: 748020
Indices: MDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

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