Stockmann Group's revenue in January 2013

Helsinki, Finland, 2013-02-13 07:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STOCKMANN plc, Company Announcement 13.2.2013 at 8:00 EET

The Stockmann Group’s revenue amounted to EUR 152.0 million in January 2013. Revenue growth, excluding the terminated franchising operations in Russia, was up 1.7 per cent. Stockmann’s revenue is reported exclusive of value added tax that was raised by 1 percentage point in Finland as of 1 January 2013.

The Department Store Division’s revenue, excluding the terminated franchising operations in Russia, was up 2.3 per cent. Revenue in Finland was up 3.5 per cent and revenue in international operations was on a par with the previous year. Revenue was up in the Russian department store business but down in the Baltic countries where the season sale was started already in December. A year ago the sale was not started before January.

Fashion Chain Division’s revenue was up 0.9 per cent; down 6.3 per cent in Finland and up 2.9 per cent in international operations. Lindex’s euro-denominated revenue was up 5.4 per cent. Revenue in local currencies was up 1.0 per cent. Revenue grew in all markets except in Norway. Seppälä’s revenue was down 16.3 per cent due to a significantly lower level of merchandise on season sale compared with 2012.


Revenue (exclusive of VAT) in January

  1/2013
EUR mill.
Change
%
Change-%
excl. terminated

franchising*
Department Store Division, Finland 63.2 3.5 3.5
Department Store Division,
international operations
34.2 -4.2 0.3
Department Store Division, total 97.4 0.6 2.3
Fashion Chain Division, Finland 11.3 -6.3 -6.3
Fashion Chain Division,
international operations
43.3 2.9 2.9
Fashion Chain Division, total 54.7 0.9 0.9
Other operations -0.1    
Operations in Finland, total 74.4 1.7 1.7
International operations, total 77.6 -0.3 1.7
Stockmann total 152.0 0.6 1.7

Change-%: change compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.
*Change compared with the revenue excluding the terminated Bestseller franchising operations in Russia in 2012.

Further information:
Hannu Penttilä, CEO, tel. +358 9 121 5801
Pekka Vähähyyppä, CFO, tel. +358 9 121 3351


www.stockmanngroup.com


STOCKMANN plc

Hannu Penttilä
CEO


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