H1 2019 Group’s Key Financial Highlights (under “IAS 17”):
- The Group’s Net Revenue grew by 7.9% year-on-year to RUB 161.5 billion in H1 2019
- he Company’s Gross Profit increased by 8.4% year-on-year and amounted to RUB 41.7 billion, while the Gross Margin improved by 0.1 pp year-on-year to 25.8% in H1 2019
- The Group’s EBITDA grew by 10.6% year-on-year and amounted to RUB 10.0 billion (RUB 19.7 billion under “IFRS 16”), while EBITDA Margin increased by 0.2 pp year-on-year to 6.2% (12.2% under “IFRS 16”) in H1 2019
- Net income before finance costs and adjustments increased by 7.9% year-on-year to RUB 5.5 billion (RUB 7.5 billion under “IFRS 16”) in H1 2019
- The Company’s Net Income stood flat year-on-year at RUB 2.9 billion (RUB 1.4 billion under “IFRS 16”) in H1 2019
"In the first half of 2019, M.Video-Eldorado Group demonstrated a steady growth of key operational and financial metrics, which indicates the timely and effective accession of Eldorado and the successful integration of the two companies. We completed the legal and technical merger of Eldorado in February 2019. Both M.Video and Eldorado, even taking into account the slowdown of the market and their own high base, continue to show solid growth rates and have further development potential due to the unique business model that combines the best in online and offline retail. At the same time, the overall back office, combined IT-systems, logistics, procurement allow M.Video-Eldorado Group to optimize costs and obtain additional synergies, while maintaining one of the world’s highest in its market EBITDA margin of 6.2%. The dynamics and size of the Group's profit ensure further development of the business in the interests of its shareholders and allow to comfortably manage the debt portfolio", - commented M.Video-Eldorado Group President Alexander Tynkovan.
"The developed online platform enhanced by additional advantages of our stores, such as delivery within 30 minutes, the ability to test any equipment before buying, fast exchange, allow the Group to grow faster than the market and increase its market share. Already now, our clients use both the Internet-store, shops, and the mobile application for purchases. Thus, in the first half of 2019, 66% of M.Video sales were online-driven coming through our online-based sales and in-store real-time dealing (RTD) digital platform. As part of ONE RETAIL concept, we will continue to further integrate all points of contact with customers – website, mobile app, loyalty program, contact center and mobile RTD to create a completely seamless customer journey. ONE RETAIL allows us to offer the best service to customers and increase sales through individual offers and business processes built on Data Analytics," – noted Enrique Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of M.Video-Eldorado Group.
The Group’s Net Revenue grew by 7.9% year-on-year to RUB 161.5 billion in H1 2019, driven by traffic and average ticket growth and supported by double-digit internet sales growth for both brands.
The Company’s Gross Profit increased by 8.4% year-on-year and amounted to RUB 41.7 billion, while the Gross Margin improved by 0.1 pp year-on-year to 25.8% in H1 2019, due to efficient procurement, promos and assortment management.
The Group’s EBITDA (under “IAS 17”) grew by 10.6% year-on-year and amounted to RUB 10.0 billion, while EBITDA Margin increased by 0.2 pp year-on-year to 6.2% in H1 2019. The improvement was led mainly by personnel costs efficiency offset partially by an increase in lease expenses. Personnel costs stood almost flat year-on-year and amounted to RUB 11.1 billion in H1 2019, and, as a percentage of revenue, declined by 0.56 pp year-on-year to 6.9% in H1 2019 from 7.5% in H1 2018. The saving were attributable to synergy effect and labor productivity growth.
Leases expenses (under “IAS 17”) grew to RUB 9.1 billion in H1 2019 from RUB 7.7 billion in H1 2018, and, as a percentage of revenue, increased by 0.46 pp year-on-year to 5.6% in H1 2019. The increase was due mainly to extensive expansion program in the latter part of 2018, offset partially by rent rates renegotiation.
Operating profit (under “IAS 17”) increased by 4.5% year-on-year to RUB 6.5 billion in H1 2019, due to EBITDA growth, offset partially by higher D&A expenses. D&A expenses (under “IAS 17”) grew to RUB 3.5 billion in H1 2019 from RUB 2.8 billion in H1 2018, and, as a percentage of revenue, increased by 0.3 pp year-on-year to 2.2% in H1 2019. The increase was attributable to larger expansion program, as well as M&As of 2018.
Net income before finance costs and adjustments (under “IAS 17”) increased by 7.9% year-on-year to RUB 5.5 billion in H1 2019 compared to RUB 5.1 billion in H1 2018, as a result of operating efficiencies, as discussed above.
Finance cost (under “IAS 17”) increased by 2.5 times year-on-year to RUB 2.5 billion from in H1 2019 from RUB 1.0 billion in H1 2018, due mainly to long-term debt interest expense related to Eldorado acquisition in April 2018.
Net income (under “IAS 17”) stood almost flat year-on-year at RUB 2.9 billion in H1 2019, impacted by higher finance cost in H1 2019 compared to H1 2018.
In H1 2018, Group’s Net income was adjusted for one-off non-cash write-offs of assets and additional depreciation related to Eldorado’s acquired assets fair price revaluation.
 The Group’s interim condensed financial statements include Eldorado financial results from the beginning of the earliest comparable period, i.e. from the beginning of 2018. The statements are prepared according to “IAS 17” accounting standards for comparison purposes.