Interim Report 1 September 2018 - 31 May 2019

Group restructuring continues

Net sales increased and e-commerce growth continued in the quarter. Weak comparable sales still outperformed the market. Discount-driven sales continued to pressure gross margins and profit. The Group restructuring is now fully underway and ownership changes are being considered in the fall. Operating income before restructuring expenses was SEK -10 M (6) in the quarter.

THIRD QUARTER, MARCH 1, 2019 – MAY 31, 2019 IN SUMMARY

  • Net sales increased to SEK 511 M (510).
  • Comparable sales for the Group on all national markets decreased by -1.1 percent.
  • Sales for comparable units in Sweden decreased by -0.4 per- cent, outperforming the market downturn of -4.8 percent.
  • Operating income before restructuring costs was SEK -10 M (6).
  • Operating income was SEK -17 M (6).
  • Profit after tax amounted to SEK -27 M (3).
  • Earnings per share was SEK -0.79 (0.09).
  • Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 18 M (3).

THE PERIOD, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 – MAY 31, 2019 IN SUMMARY

  • Net sales increased to SEK 1,715 M (1,678).
  • Comparable sales for the Group on all national markets increased by 1.3 percent.
  • Sales for comparable units in Sweden increased by 1.3 per- cent, outperforming the market downturn of -3.4 percent.
  • Operating income before restructuring costs was SEK 14 M (50).
  • Operating income was SEK -10 M (50).
  • Profit after tax amounted to SEK -36 M (49).
  • Earnings per share was SEK -1.07 (1.45).
  • Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 92 M (50).

EVENTS IN THE QUARTER

  • Departments & Stores opened an outlet store at the Stockholm Quality Outlet in Barkarby.
  • Polarn O. Pyret won the category “Best ethical brand” at the 2019 Babyccino Awards.

This information is information that RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below, at 07:00 CET on 26 June 2019.

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, Departments & Stores, Man of a kind and Polarn O. Pyret. The Group has more than 250 stores and e-commerce platforms in 10 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (RNBS). www.rnb.se

  

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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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There may be changes to the ownership of one or several of the companies at some point this fall. We’ve started sounding this out and discussions are underway.
Magnus Håkansson CEO