DGAP-News: CECONOMY AG: Strong finish to the financial year: CECONOMY with continued good topline momentum and better than expected results in the fourth quarter

2020. október 23., péntek, 07:09







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CECONOMY AG: Strong finish to the financial year: CECONOMY with continued good topline momentum and better than expected results in the fourth quarter (news with additional features)








23.10.2020 / 07:09




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STRONG FINISH TO THE FINANCIAL YEAR: CECONOMY WITH CONTINUED GOOD TOPLINE MOMENTUM AND BETTER THAN EXPECTED RESULTS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER



Düsseldorf, 23 October 2020



 



- Strong salesperformance continued in Q4 (+10%1,3), especially thanks to sustained demand for work-from-home equipment and home appliances as well as successful online activities



- Online business with marked increase of +54%2,3 in Q4, while brick & mortar sales also developed positively, jointly demonstrating the strength of the omni-channel model



- Full-year sales only slightly below prior year (-2%1) despite more than six weeks of COVID-19 related store closures



- Full-year adjusted EBIT excl. associates at around 230 €m - well above guidance



- Sales momentum has continued into Q1 so far, but uncertainties around COVID-19 obviously remain; focus now lies on the upcoming crucial holiday season



- Strategy update scheduled for 15 December 2020 along with the full-year results presentation

 



"We have successfully managed this unprecedented time and ended the financial year better than expected. The crisis has prompted more people to make their lives at home more productive, entertaining and enjoyable. We are the go-to-destination to satisfy these needs. This is well reflected in our strong online performance and the recovery of stationary sales since the end of the lockdown. Obviously, uncertainties around COVID-19 and the wider economic outlook remain. Our focus now lies on continuing to offer customers a safe and pleasant shopping experience during the upcoming peak season. We enter the coming months with great respect, but also with self-confidence," Bernhard Düttmann, CEO of CECONOMY.



 





All figures reported herein are preliminary and unaudited. Full financial disclosure of the results for financial year 2019/20 will be published on 15 December 2020 at 07:00 CET.



Financial ratios: Further background regarding the financial ratios referred to may be found on pages 52 to 55 of the annual report for financial year 2018/19 and regarding the latest guidance in the quarterly report Q3/9M 2019/20 on page 7 - available at https://www.ceconomy.de/en/.



1 Fx- and portfolio adjusted sales growth
2 Excluding MediaMarkt Greece business (portfolio change)
3 Excluding a technical effect due to switch from agent to principal model for online sales of mobile phones and related contracts as a bundle in Germany



 





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Language: English
Company: CECONOMY AG

Kaistr. 3

40221 Düsseldorf

Germany
Phone: +49 (0)211 5408-7225
Fax: +49 (0)211 5408-7005
E-mail: stephanie.ritschel@ceconomy.de
Internet: www.ceconomy.de
ISIN: DE0007257503, DE0007257537, Weitere: www.ceconomy.de/de/investor-relations/
WKN: 725750, 725753, Weitere: www.ceconomy.de/de/investor-relations/
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1142646





 
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