Interim report 1 September 2014 - 31 May 2015

The Group´s performance 2014/2015

RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS’ positive trend of profit improvements is continuing.
For the third quarter 2014/2015, RNB reports operating income of SEK -4 M, an improvement of SEK 11 M (excluding impairment losses) compared to the preceding year. The third quarter 2014/2015 was the company’s fifth consecutive quarter with better sales than the market. The sales increase during the quarter for the three concepts’ comparable stores amounted to between 5 and 10 percent and to 8.8 percent for the Group overall.

THIRD QUARTER, MARCH 1, 2015 – MAY 31, 2015 IN SUMMARY

  • Sales in comparable stores increased during the quarter by 8.8 percent, compared to the market’s decrease of 2.8 percent (Swedish Retail and Wholesale Trade Research Institute (HUI)).
  • Net sales amounted to SEK 485 M (442).
  • Operating income totaled SEK -4 M (-166, including impairment of goodwill of 151).
  • The loss before tax amounted to SEK -8 M (-169).
  • The loss after tax amounted to SEK -8 M (-169), correspon- ding to SEK -0.25 (-4.99) per share.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 40 M (-22). New stores were established in Karlstad and in Värmdö.

THE PERIOD, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 – MAY 31, 2015 IN SUMMARY

  • Net sales amounted to SEK 1,573 M (1,538, including divested operation, JC).
  • Operating income totaled SEK 36 (-154, including divested operation, JC), corresponding to an operating margin of 2.3 percent (-10.0).
  • Operating income for the latest 12-month period totaled SEK 40 M.
  • Profit before tax amounted to SEK 36 M (-164, including divested operation, JC).
  • Profit after tax amounted to SEK 36 M (-165), including divested operation, JC), corresponding to SEK 1.07 (-4.86) per share.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 87 M (1).
  • During the second quarter, RNB entered into an agreement on possible extension of the business financing (SEK 200 M) from the company’s main owner, Konsumentföreningen Stockholm. The agreement implies a possibility to extend the financing by one year, from 2016 to 2017.

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RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS owns, operates and develops fashion wear, ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics stores and e-commerce that focus on providing excellent service and a world-class shopping experience. Sales are conducted through the concepts Brothers, Departments & Stores, Man of a kind and Polarn O. Pyret. The Group has more than 260 stores and e-commerce platforms in 10 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (RNBS).

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