Investment AB Kinnevik today announced that Zalando has reported the following development in the first half-year:
- Group revenues increased by 29.5% to EUR 1,047 million (EUR 809m).
- Positive group EBIT margin of 1.2 %, DACH region clearly profitable with EBIT margin of 4.6% (both numbers excluding costs for stock based compensation).
- Margin improvement driven by all major cost lines
Rubin Ritter, Member of the Zalando Management Board, commented: "Achieving a positive group EBIT margin in the first half-year is a major success for Zalando. Historically, our performance in the first half of any financial year tended to be weaker than in the second half."
Please refer to attached press release from Zalando for further information.
Kinnevik discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act (Sw. lagen om värdepappersmarknaden (2007:528)). The information was submitted for publication on 28 August, 2014 at 8.00am (CET).
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