Interim Report 1 September 2017 - 28 February 2018

RNB gains market share

The transformation from physical proprietary stores to e-commerce seem to have accelerated lately. Polarn O. Pyret, which has progressed the furthest in its adaptation, increased both sales and earnings. Brothers returned increased comparable sales in the quarter and is developing and adapting on the back of the experiences from PO.P. The comparable process of adaptation of Departments & Stores is progressing slowly, although Man of a kind and the upcoming equivalent brand for women’s fashion is tapping the DSE potential of the brand relations  being transferred to e-commerce. The group’s total e-commerce sales increased by 50% year-on-year, and now amounts to SEK 128 M annually. The group’s concepts and products show strength in the quarter relative to the underlying market. Operating income was SEK 4 M (11) in the second quarter.

SECOND QUARTER, DECEMBER 1, 2017 – FEBRUARY 28, 2018 IN SUMMARY

  •  Net sales were SEK 589 m (590).  
  •  Sales for comparable stores in Sweden decreased by -1.5 percent, outperforming the market downturn of -6.4 percent.
  •  Operating income was SEK 4 M (11).
  •  Profit after tax increased to SEK 1 M (-3).
  •  Earnings per share increased to SEK 0.02 (-0.08).  
  •  Cash flow from operating activities was SEK -16 M (26).

THE PERIOD, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 –  FEBRUARY 28, 2018 IN SUMMARY

  •  Net sales were SEK 1,171 M (1,175).
  •  Sales for comparable stores in Sweden decreased by -0.5 percent, outperforming the market downturn of -4.3 percent.
  •  Operating income was SEK 44 M (57).
  •  Profit after tax was SEK 46 M (55).
  •  Earnings per share were SEK 1.36 (1.63).  
  •  Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 47 M (63).

EVENTS IN AND AFTER THE QUARTER

  •  Polarn O. Pyret was chosen as a finalist in the Swedish Retail Awards 2018, in the categories Retail chain of the year and Loyalty program of the year.
  •  Brothers opened stores in Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm and in the Bergvik shopping mall in Karlstad, Sweden.
  •  Departments & Stores presented extensive remodeling plans for the NK department store in Stockholm.
  •  Polarn O. Pyret opened a flagship store with an entirely new store concept in the PK building in central Stockholm.
  •  RNB issued a senior secured bond of SEK 400 M with a term of three years, which replaced previous funding.
  •  RNB and Wellstreet started a joint venture in the development and growth of digital services, with the aim of changing the future of retailing., with the aim of changing the future of retailing.

RNB will hold a conference on March 27, 2018 at 10.00 a.m.

This information is information that RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, on March 27, 2018 at 07:00 CET.

For further information, please contact:

Magnus Håkansson, CEO, RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB
46 8 410 520 02,
e-mail: magnus.hakansson@rnb.se

Kristian Lustin, CFO, RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB
46 8 410 524 63,
e-mail: kristian.lustin@rnb.se

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, Man of a kind and Polarn O. Pyret. Within the Departments & Stores business area, departments are managed in the department store NK in Stockholm and in Gothenburg. The Group has some 270 stores and e-commerce platforms in 10 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2001 under the ticker RNBS.

  

About Us

RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS owns, operates and develops fashion, clothing, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics stores that focus on providing excellent service and a world-class shopping experience. Sales are mainly conducted in Scandinavia through the three store concepts Brothers & Sisters, JC and Polarn O. Pyret, as well as through shops in the department stores NK in Stockholm and Gothenburg. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has operation in 11 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange since 2001.

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