HELLOFRESH SE HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh SE invests in further growth, raises its revenue outlook and expects to achieve break-even in the course of 2019

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13/08/2018 07:07

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HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh SE invests in further growth, raises its revenue outlook and expects to achieve break-even in the course of 2019

13-Aug-2018 / 07:07 CET/CEST
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HelloFresh SE invests in further growth, raises its revenue outlook and expects to achieve break-even in the course of 2019

International Securities Identification Number (ISIN): DE000A161408
German Securities Code (WKN): A16140
Ticker Symbol: HFG
LEI: 391200ZAF4V6XD2M9G57
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt am Main (Prime Standard)

Berlin, 13 August 2018 - Today HelloFresh SE ("Company"), the world's leading meal kit company, decided - based on the strong margin development in the first half of 2018 - to invest such margin profits in a series of strategic measures during the second half of 2018. The investments primarily include an increase of meal selections in the US, price reductions on certain meal kits offered in the US, the scaling up of a new value brand and product improvements as well as price reductions in the portfolio of the Green Chef Corporation which was acquired by HelloFresh at the end of March. The Management Board of the Company believes that these investments will support further growth.

Due to these additional investments in further growth decided upon today, HelloFresh raises its full-year 2018 outlook for constant-currency revenue growth (excluding Green Chef) from previously 30% - 35% to now 32% - 37%. As a consequence of these additional investments in further growth, which will lead to a reduction of AEBITDA, the Company does no longer expect to achieve a break-even on group level on AEBITDA-basis (excluding Green Chef) in Q4 2018 but currently expects to achieve such break-even on group level on AEBITDA-basis during the course of 2019.

Competent person for this publication

Dr. Christian Ries

General Counsel

HelloFresh SE, Saarbrücker Straße 37a, 10405 Berlin
+49 (0) 160 96382504


Press contact

Eva Switala

Global Head of PR

HelloFresh SE, Saarbrücker Straße 37a, 10405 Berlin
+49 (0) 160 98 082 688





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Language: English
Company: HelloFresh SE
Saarbrücker Straße 37a
10405 Berlin
E-mail: ir@hellofresh.com
Internet: www.hellofreshgroup.com
ISIN: DE000A161408
WKN: A16140
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

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