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Half-year 2017 Sales and Results: "Excellent half-year performance"

Publication date : 26/07/2017 06:30
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  • Sales: €2,941m, +35.9% and +10.1% LFL*
  • Operating Result from Activity:
    - €213m after impacts of WMF PPA**, +24.1%
    - €230m, excluding one-off impacts of WMF PPA, or +33.7%
  • Net profit: €83m, +33.7%
  • Net financial debt: €2,065m. Operating cash flow generation: €91m

* Like-for-like: at constant exchange rates and scope of consolidation
** Impacts of WMF PPA: impacts of WMF purchase price allocation, one-offs (revaluation of inventories, order book) and recurrent ones (customer relationship, technologies…)

Statement of Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe SEB:

“Groupe SEB posted a high-quality first half-year, combining strong organic sales growth and a robust increase in results.

The first six months of 2017 were marked primarily by the integration of WMF, over which we took control in December 2016. The period confirmed our conviction as regards the strategic relevance of this acquisition for the Group’s future growth and the full achievement of synergies by the end of 2020. Most of the integration process will be spread over the next 18 months, but many initiatives have already been launched in the shape of projects covering both the alignment of WMF with the Group and the value creation areas. This work has been undertaken in an excellent spirit of collaboration between the teams and with the ambition to make swift headway. The very good performance of WMF in the first half of the year, reflecting strong momentum in professional coffee and an improvement in small domestic equipment, also testify to the commitment of all those involved to the success of this exciting project.

Given this solid start to the year, and despite ongoing macro-economic uncertainties and high comparatives in the second-half, I am confident in our ability to achieve an excellent performance in 2017. As such, the Group aims at an organic sales growth exceeding 7% and, on the basis of current exchange rates, an increase in published revenue by more than 30%. Under these circumstances, the Operating Result from Activity, excluding one-off impacts of WMF purchase price allocation, should grow by
at least 30%.”