EQS-News: home24 SE
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home24 reports successful third quarter in difficult market environment: positive operating result with stable revenue compared to the previous year
BERLIN, NOVEMBER 15, 2022 - Despite the persistently difficult consumer sentiment, home24 SE ("home24", "the company") reports almost constant year-on-year revenues in the third quarter of 2022 and generated positive adjusted EBITDA. Operating cash flow was also positive in the third quarter.
Q3 revenues amounted to 136.0 million euros (Q3 2021: 138.6), representing a change of -2% (-5% adjusted for currency effects). In Europe, home24 generated revenue of 105.0 million euros (Q3 2021: 108.0 million euros), while Latin America contributed 31.0 million euros. In the first nine months of the fiscal year, revenue totaled 428.1 million euros (previous year: 463.7 million euros), a decline of 8% (10% adjusted for currency effects). Europe accounted for 341.4 million euros (previous year: 379.5 million euros, -10%), and Latin America for 86.9 million euros (previous year: 84.3 million euros, +3%).
Adjusted EBITDA developed positively in Q3, at +1.9 million euros (previous year: -2.8 million euros) despite the challenging market environment, in line with the previous quarter. Key drivers for this were the disciplined marketing measures and further efficiency improvements initiated earlier in the year. In the period from January to September, adjusted EBITDA was -2.6 million euros (previous year: +1.9 million euros). In Europe, the favorable earnings trend continued, resulting in adjusted EBITDA of EUR 0.7 million in the first nine months (previous year: EUR 3.4 million). In the third quarter of 2022 alone, Europe generated adjusted EBITDA of EUR 2.3 million. Also excluding Butlers, adjusted EBITDA in Europe would have been EUR 1.6 million in Q3. Adjusted EBITDA in Latin America in the first nine months was -3.3 million euros (previous year: -1.5 million euros).
Operating cash flow was positive again in Q3 at 6.6 million euros, the second quarter in a row. Overall, Q2 and Q3 of the current fiscal year show a positive operating cash flow of 15.0 million euros. In the first nine months, operating cash flow improved significantly to -8.9 million euros (previous year: -74.1 million euros).
As of September 30, home24 had cash and cash equivalents of 63.2 million euros, close to the level of the previous quarter (6/30/2022: 65.7 million euros).
"It is a reaffirming success that we have posted a positive operating result in the third quarter, with the strong expected revenues in the fourth quarter still ahead of us," says CEO Marc Appelhoff. "We are prevailing against the industry trend and are enhancing our competitive position, despite the difficult economic environment. This is a great achievement by all colleagues at home24, whom we would like to thank explicitly for their performance in this challenging year."
home24 confirms the outlook for the full year, with expected constant currency revenue growth of -7% to +3% (specified at the half-year) as well as adjusted EBITDA margin of +1% to +5%.
home24 is a leading pure-play home & living e-commerce platform in Continental Europe and Brazil. With over 250,000 home & living products in Europe and more than 200,000 articles in Latin America, home24 offers a unique selection of large and small furniture pieces, garden furniture, mattresses and lighting. This curated, broad assortment offers a significant value-for-money value proposition to customers. home24 is headquartered in Berlin and employs around 2,800 people worldwide. The Company is active in seven European markets: Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy. home24 is also active in Brazil under the Mobly brand. The group also includes the lifestyle brand Butlers with 100 stores in the DACH region and additional 25 in the rest of Europe. home24’s product range consists of numerous brands, including a large number of private labels. home24 is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A14KEB5). Mobly’s stock is traded on the Brazilian Novo Mercado of B3 (ISIN BRMBLYACNOR5). For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.home24.com.
This publication contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations, assumptions and information of the Company’s management. Forward-looking statements contain no guarantee for the occurrence of future results and developments and are associated with known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Due to various factors, actual future results, developments and events may differ materially from those described in these statements; neither the Company nor any other person accepts any responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of the opinions or underlying assumptions contained in this publication. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this publication.
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