DGAP-News: home24 SE
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HOME24 REPORTS REVENUES OF EUR 140 MILLION IN Q1 AND PROGRESSES WELL ON KEY STRATEGIC PROJECTS
BERLIN, 11 MAY 2022 – In the first quarter of 2022, home24 SE ("home24", the “Company") showed significant progress in its strategic initiatives to broaden the Company's positioning and to set grounds for future growth opportunities. This includes, most notably, the acquisition of the home accessories expert Butlers that closed on April 1, and groundwork for a curated marketplace, which is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2022. Meanwhile, consumer sentiment, which has been severely clouded by inflation and the Ukraine war, has also impacted home24's operating performance.
The Company generated revenues of EUR 140 million in the first quarter, which represents a 14 % decline in revenue at constant currency and a 12 % decline in revenue excluding currency effects, compared to the strong prior-year quarter (Q1 2021: +64 %). In Europe, the revenue decreased by 15 % to EUR 114 million compared to Q1 2021. In Brazil, the revenue in the same period amounted to EUR 27 million, a decrease of 8 % at constant currency; excluding currency effects, revenue increased by 4 %. The Company's adjusted EBITDA margin for the first quarter was -4 %.
In view of increasing prices for energy and food and the war in Ukraine, consumer sentiment is weakened. "We have strengthened several cornerstones of our business model to ensure that we remain a trusted destination for customers. These include the successful acquisition of Butlers, the launch of a curated marketplace for third-party sellers starting in the summer of 2022, and the replenishment of our warehouses," says Marc Appelhoff, CEO of home24.
In order to further retain customers who are possibly postponing the purchase of larger furniture in the current situation, the Company is strengthening its range of items that require lower spending. With the acquisition of Butlers, home24 has expanded its range to include a large number of low-priced home accessory items and also strengthened its own-brand expertise. The marketplace for third-party sellers launching in summer 2022 will also expand home24's range of home accessories and close gaps in the existing offering. So far, home24 has signed up sellers in the high double-digit range. In addition, the Company has stocked up its bestsellers and thus is in a position to deliver quickly and reliably despite continued global disruptions in the supply chains.
For the second quarter, home24 expects improved revenue and earnings figures – partly due to the first-time integration of Butlers into the consolidated financial statements from April 1, 2022.
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