KappAhl first quarter 2015/2016: A strong quarter
“The first quarter was a strong quarter for KappAhl. We deliver a sound gross margin, still have good cost control and are continuing with our priority investments. What contributes to our sound margins is a combination of a successful new offer strategy and a price strategy that compensates for higher purchase prices. In all, KappAhl delivers an operating margin that approaches the long-term target of ten per cent.”
- Gross margin and operating profit exceed the previous year.
- Continued strengthened balance sheet.
- For the first time all three of the Group’s concepts have opened in the same market place; Mall of Scandinavia.
- Shop Online has been launched in Poland.
- Danny Feltmann is the new President and Chief Executive Officer from 1 December.
|First quarter (Sept-Nov)|
|Net sales, SEK million||1 165||1 174||-9|
|Operating profit/loss, SEK million||117||95||22|
|Gross margin, %||65.6||63.3||2.3|
|Operating margin, %||10.0||8.1||1.9|
|Profit after tax, SEK million||83||61||22.0|
|Earnings per share after dilution, SEK (Note 1)||1.08||0.81||0.27|
|Cash flow from operating activities, SEK million||89||68||21|
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For further information
Danny Feltmann, President & CEO. Tel +46 31 771 5661.
Anders Düring, Chief Financial Officer. Tel +46 708 887 733.
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KappAhl was founded in Gothenburg in 1953 and is a leading fashion chain in the Nordic region with close to 380 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland. Our business idea is to offer value-for-money fashion of our own design to the many people. Sustainability-labeled fashion accounts for roughly one quarter of the range. Sales for 2014/2015 totaled SEK 4.6 billion and the company has approx. 4,000 employees in eight countries. KappAhl is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information is available at www.kappahl.com