boohoo group plc Trading Update

Date : 01/14/2020 @ 7:00AM
Source : UK Regulatory (RNS & others)
Stock : Boohoo Group Plc (BOO)
Quote : 190.8  3.1 (1.65%) @ 4:35PM
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boohoo group plc

14 January 2020

For immediate release 14 January 2020

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the company to constitute inside information stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement via the Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

boohoo group plc - trading statement for the four months ended 31 December 2019

Continued strong growth across all brands in all regions

 
                        Four months to 31 December                      Ten months to 31 December 
 GBP million    FY20           FY19     Increase    CER(1)         FY20          FY19    Increase        CER 
               ------  ------------  -----------  --------  -----------  ------------  ----------  --------- 
 Group total 
  revenue       473.7         328.2          44%       44%      1,038.5         723.5         44%        44% 
               ------  ------------  -----------  --------  -----------  ------------  ----------  --------- 
 Revenue by 
  region 
  UK            255.8         180.0          42%       42%        570.7         414.0         38%        38% 
  ROE(2)         69.6          44.4          57%       54%        157.1          95.7         64%        62% 
  USA           110.6          70.4          57%       57%        221.3         138.6         60%        61% 
  ROW(3)         37.7          33.4          13%       13%         89.4          75.2         19%        20% 
               ------  ------------  -----------  --------  -----------  ------------  ----------  --------- 
 
 

(1) CER designates Constant Exchange Rate translation of foreign currency revenue. (2) ROE is rest of Europe. (3) ROW is rest of world.

Highlights

Group

   --    Strong revenue growth of 44% (44% CER(1) ) across all key geographic regions 
   --    Gross margin for the four months 53.5%, down 70 bps 
   --    Strong balance sheet with net cash of GBP245 million (31 August 2019: GBP207 million) 
   --    Excellent operational performance in both warehouses 

-- Successful integration and re-launch of MissPap, Karen Millen and Coast onto our multi-brand platform

boohoo

-- Revenue GBP232.6 million, up 42% (42% CER). Year-to-date revenue GBP513.7 million, up 38% (38% CER)

   --    Gross margin for the four months 52.0%, down 20bps 

PrettyLittleThing

-- Revenue GBP190.8 million, up 32% (31% CER). Year-to-date revenue GBP428.4 million, up 37% (36% CER)

   --    Gross margin for the four months 55.1%, down 130bps 

Nasty Gal

-- Revenue GBP41.5 million, up 102% (102% CER). Year-to-date revenue GBP85.3 million, up 123% (125% CER)

   --    Gross margin for the four months 54.3%, down 10bps 

Guidance

Group revenue growth for the financial year to 29 February 2020 is expected to be 40% to 42%, ahead of our previous guidance of 33% to 38%. We expect group adjusted EBITDA margin to be 10.0% to 10.2%, ahead of our previous guidance of around 10%. All other guidance for the current financial year and our medium term guidance to deliver sales growth of 25% per annum and 10% EBITDA margin remains unchanged.

John Lyttle, CEO, commented:

"I am delighted to report the group has enjoyed record trading in the last four months of 2019. All of our brands have performed exceptionally well and delivered strong market share gains. We have continued to see operating leverage in our more established brands, and will continue to invest into them and our newly-acquired brands. The newly-acquired brands, MissPap, Karen Millen and Coast, are showing great promise and open different target markets for the group, in line with our strategy to build our multi-brand platform."

Investor and analyst conference call

boohoo group plc will today host a conference call for analysts and investors at 9.30am (UK time). The dial in details for the call are as follows:

 
 UK Toll Number:    +44 3333000804 
 UK Toll-Free 
  Number:           08003589473 
 Participant pin 
  code:             66678403# 
 

For international access numbers, please click here.

Notice of results

boohoo group plc expects to report its results for the 12 months to 29 February 2020 on 22 April 2020.

 
 Enquiries 
 
 boohoo group plc 
 Neil Catto, Chief Financial Officer        Tel: +44 (0)161 233 2050 
 Alistair Davies, Investor Relations        Tel: +44 (0)161 233 2050 
 Clara Melia, Investor Relations            Tel: +44 (0)20 3289 5520 
 
 Zeus Capital - Nominated adviser 
  and joint broker 
 Nick Cowles/Andrew Jones (Corporate        Tel: +44 (0)161 831 1512 
  Finance) 
 John Goold/Benjamin Robertson (Corporate   Tel: +44 (0)20 3829 5000 
  Broking) 
 
 Jefferies - Joint broker 
 Philip Noblet/Max Jones                    Tel: +44 (0)20 7029 8000 
 
 Buchanan - Financial PR adviser            boohoo@buchanan.uk.com 
 Richard Oldworth/ Kim Looringh-van         Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000 
  Beeck/Toto Berger 
 

About boohoo group plc

"Leading the fashion eCommerce market"

Founded in Manchester in 2006, boohoo is an inclusive and innovative brand targeting young, value-orientated customers. For 13 years, boohoo has been pushing boundaries to bring its customers up-to-date and inspirational fashion, 24/7. boohoo has grown rapidly in the UK and internationally, expanding its offering with range extensions into menswear, through boohooMAN.

In early 2017 the group extended its customer offering through the acquisitions of the vibrant fashion brand PrettyLittleThing, and free-thinking brand Nasty Gal. In March 2019 the group acquired the MissPap brand and in August 2019, the Karen Millen and Coast brands, all complementary to the group's scalable multi-brand platform. United by a shared customer value proposition, our brands design, source, market and sell great quality clothes, shoes and accessories at unbeatable prices. These investment propositions have helped us grow from a single brand, into a major multi-brand online retailer, leading the fashion eCommerce market for 16 to 40-year-olds around the world. As at 31 August 2019, the boohoo group had over 13 million active customers across all its brands around the world.

Cautionary Statement

Certain statements included or incorporated by reference within this announcement may constitute "forward-looking statements" in respect of the group's operations, performance, prospects and/or financial condition. Forward-looking statements are sometimes, but not always, identified by their use of a date in the future or such words and words of similar meaning as "anticipates", "aims", "due", "could", "may", "will", "should", "expects", "believes", "intends", "plans", "potential", "targets", "goal" or "estimates". By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions and actual results or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied by those statements. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that any particular expectation will be met and reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statement. Additionally, forward-looking statements regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. No responsibility or obligation is accepted to update or revise any forward-looking statement resulting from new information, future events or otherwise. Nothing in this announcement should be construed as a profit forecast. This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase any shares or other securities in the Company, nor shall it or any part of it or the fact of its distribution form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract or commitment or investment decisions relating thereto, nor does it constitute a recommendation regarding the shares or other securities of the Company. Past performance cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance and persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser. Statements in this announcement reflect the knowledge and information available at the time of its preparation. Liability arising from anything in this announcement shall be governed by English law. Nothing in this announcement shall exclude any liability under applicable laws that cannot be excluded in accordance with such laws.

Appendix - prior period revenues by region

Revenue by period for the year to 29 February 2020 (FY20)

 
 GBPm          4m to 31 December              10m to 31 December 
         -----------------------------  ----------------------------- 
          FY20    FY19    yoy    yoy      FY20     FY19    yoy   yoy 
                           %     % CER                      %      % 
                                                                  CER 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  --------  ------  ----  ----- 
 Total    473.7   328.2   44%    44%     1,038.5   723.5   44%   44% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  --------  ------  ----  ----- 
 
   Revenue by region 
--------------------------------------  --------  ------  ----  ----- 
  UK      255.8   180.0   42%    42%       570.7   414.0   38%   38% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  --------  ------  ----  ----- 
  ROE      69.6    44.4   57%    54%       157.1    95.7   64%   62% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  --------  ------  ----  ----- 
  USA     110.6    70.4   57%    57%       221.3   138.6   60%   61% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  --------  ------  ----  ----- 
  ROW      37.7    33.4   13%    13%        89.4    75.3   19%   20% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  --------  ------  ----  ----- 
 
 
 GBPm             3m to 31 May                3m to 31 August              6m to 31 August 
         -----------------------------  --------------------------- 
          FY20    FY19    yoy    yoy     FY20    FY19    yoy   yoy    FY20    FY19    yoy   yoy 
                           %     % CER                    %      %                     %      % 
                                                                CER                          CER 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 Total    254.3   183.6   39%    39%     310.5   211.7   47%   47%    564.9   395.3   43%   43% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 
 Revenue by region 
--------------------------------------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------        ----- 
  UK      140.6   110.7   27%    27%     174.4   123.3   41%   41%    315.0   234.1   35%   35% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------        ----- 
  ROE      38.2    22.3   72%    71%      49.2    29.0   70%   68%     87.5    51.2   71%   69% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
  USA      51.3    31.4   64%    66%      59.4    36.8   61%   64%    110.7    68.2   62%   65% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
  ROW      24.2    19.2   26%    28%      27.5    22.6   22%   23%     51.7    41.8   24%   25% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 

Revenue by period for the year to 28 February 2019 (FY19)

 
 GBPm          4m to 31 December             2m to 28 February            12m to 28 February 
         -----------------------------  --------------------------- 
          FY19    FY18    yoy    yoy     FY19    FY18   yoy    yoy    FY19    FY18    yoy   yoy 
                           %     % CER                    %      %                     %      % 
                                                                CER                          CER 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 Total    328.2   228.2   44%    43%     133.4   88.7   50%    50%    856.9   579.8   48%   47% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 
 Revenue by region 
--------------------------------------  ------  -----  -----  -----  ------                ----- 
  UK      180.0   135.6   33%    33%      74.2   56.6   31%    31%    488.2   355.6   37%   37% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  -----  -----  -----  ------                ----- 
  ROE      44.4    28.2   57%    54%      19.4   10.2   90%    86%    115.1    66.3   74%   67% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
  USA      70.4    39.6   78%    80%      27.7   13.5   105%   101%   166.3    92.7   79%   81% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
  ROW      33.4    24.7   35%    32%      12.1    8.4   44%    44%     87.3    65.2   34%   30% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  -----  -----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 
 
 GBPm             3m to 31 May                3m to 31 August              6m to 31 August 
         -----------------------------  --------------------------- 
          FY19    FY18    yoy    yoy     FY19    FY18    yoy   yoy    FY19    FY18    yoy   yoy 
                           %     % CER                    %      %                     %      % 
                                                                CER                          CER 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 Total    183.6   120.1   53%    52%     211.7   142.8   48%   47%    395.3   262.9   50%   49% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 
 Revenue by region 
--------------------------------------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------                ----- 
  UK      110.7    74.5   49%    49%     123.3    88.8   39%   39%    234.1   163.4   43%   43% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------                ----- 
  ROE      22.3    12.2   82%    71%      29.0    15.6   86%   73%     51.2    27.8   84%   72% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
  USA      31.4    17.9   75%    78%      36.8    21.7   70%   71%     68.2    39.6   72%   74% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
  ROW      19.2    15.4   24%    22%      22.6    16.7   36%   31%     41.8    32.1   30%   27% 
         ------  ------  ----  -------  ------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ------  ----  ----- 
 

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