O'KEY GROUP S.A. (FRA:US670866) O'KEY GROUP REPORTS 8.5% EBITDA MARGIN IN FY 2020

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O'KEY Group S.A. (OKEY)
O'KEY GROUP REPORTS 8.5% EBITDA MARGIN IN FY 2020

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Press Release

31 March 2021

 

O'KEY GROUP REPORTS 8.5% EBITDA MARGIN IN FY 2020

 

O'KEY Group S.A. (LSE, MOEX: OKEY, the "Group" or the "Company"), one of Russia's leading food retailers, today announces its financial results for the full year of 2020 based on audited consolidated financial statements.

 

All materials published by the Group are available on its website, okeygroup.lu.

 

All results are presented under IFRS 16 unless stated otherwise.

 

FY 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Total Group revenue increased by 5.6% YoY to RUB 174,341 mln
  • O'KEY revenue rose by 0.8% YoY to RUB 148,341 mln, driven by 2.5% LFL retail revenue growth
  • DA! revenue soared by 45.2% YoY to RUB 26,000 mln, led by 27.8% LFL revenue growth and selling space expansion
  • Group gross profit increased by 5.4% to RUB 39,288 mln, and gross margin amounted to 22.5% in FY 2020
  • Group EBITDA grew by 5.5% YoY to RUB 14,832 mln, and EBITDA margin stood at 8.5%
  • DA! discounters EBITDA improved to positive RUB 784 mln in FY 2020 from negative RUB 215 mln in FY 2019, driven by strong revenue performance and efficiency growth
  • Group's operating profit grew by 2.8% YoY to RUB 5,039 mln in FY 2020
  • Group's net debt position improved slightly YoY to a 3.6x interest-bearing liabilities to EBITDA ratio, as of December 31, 2020


Armin Burger, O'KEY Group CEO, commented:

"In 2020, all sectors of the economy faced unprecedented instability and challenges. And I am all the more pleased to report the solid financial results delivered by O'KEY Group over the year. Our business model based on clearly positioned and complementary formats - modern O'KEY hypermarkets, DA! discounters, and a well-established e-commerce platform - enables us to cover all customer segments, and leverage the synergies. Our revenue grew by 5.6% YoY to RUB 174 billion, and Group EBITDA reached RUB 14.8 billion with an EBITDA margin of 8.5%."

"O'KEY hypermarkets showed sustainable operational and financial results. The revenue of O'KEY hypermarkets grew to RUB 148 billion, while EBITDA stood at RUB 14.0 billion with an EBITDA margin of 9.5% in 2020. In 2020, we introduced a new hypermarket concept, which is based on both O'KEY's own innovations and best international practices aimed at strengthening O'KEY's market positioning and improving the economics of selling space utilisation. Within the next few years, we plan to expand our new hypermarket concept across our key regions, starting with five to seven stores in 2021."

"DA! discounters remained the main driver for the Group and once again showed excellent results, with 45.2% revenue growth. As expected, DA! broke even and delivered positive EBITDA in 2020. During the year, we opened 18 discounters net of closures in Moscow and the Moscow Region, which brought the total number of stores to 118 and increased selling space by 16% YoY. Being focused on our strategic goals, we will continue expansion of the discounter business, and expect to open 30 to 40 new DA! stores in 2021, carefully selecting locations for every one of them. We expect that the share of discounters in the Group revenue will keep growing, thus supporting the Group's overall growth and increasing operational profitability."

"Our strategic target is to deliver the best price-quality ratio in the market in all our formats. We believe that the right strategy in action will allow us to fully capitalise on the opportunities in a changing market landscape."


Group Net Retail Revenue and LFL Revenue in 12M 2020

RUB mln

12M 2020

12M 2019

YoY, %

LFL revenue,%

O'KEY Group

172,738

163,154

5.9%

5.4%

O'KEY hypermarkets

146,788

145,298

1.0%

2.5%

DA! discounters

25,950

17,856

45.3%

27.8%

For more details, please refer to the Group's Q4 2020 Trading Update.


Group Profit and Losses Highlights in FY 2020[1]

RUB mln

FY 2020

FY 2019

∆ YoY, %

Total Group revenue

           174,341

     165,086

5.6%

O'KEY

           148,341

     147,175

0.8%

DA!

            26,000

       17,911

45.2%

Gross profit

            39,288

       37,260

5.4%

Gross profit margin, %1

22.5%

22.6%

(0.1 pp)

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(32,792)

(31,790)

3.2%

SG&A, % of revenue

18.8%

19.3%

(0.5 pp)

Other operating expenses, net

(1,457)

(569)

2.6x

Operating profit

              5,039

         4,901

2.8%

Finance costs, net

(4,884)

(4,965)

(1.6%)

Foreign exchange (loss)/gain

(1,787)

            938

n/a

Net (loss)/profit

(1,444)

            747

n/a

Group EBITDA

            14,832

       14,061

5.5%

Group EBITDA margin, %

8.5%

8.5%

-

O'KEY EBITDA

            14,048

       14,277

(1.6%)

O'KEY EBITDA margin, %

9.5%

9.7%

(0.2 pp)

DA! EBITDA

                 784

(215)

n/a

DA! EBITDA margin, %

3.0%

(1.2%)

4.2 pps

 

Group Revenue

RUB mln

FY 2020

FY 2019

∆ YoY, %

Total Group revenue

   174,341

     165,086

5.6%

Retail revenue

    172,738

     163,154

5.9%

Rental income

   1,603

         1,932

(17.0%)

 

Group retail revenue rose by 5.9% YoY to RUB 172,738 mln in FY 2020. This growth was driven by strong LFL performance of DA! and their selling space expansion, supported by O'KEY's positive LFL performance.

Rental income decreased by 17% (or by RUB 329 mln) YoY to RUB 1,603 mln in FY 2020, mainly due to leaseholders' businesses shutting down during the pandemic.

In FY 2020, total Group revenue increased by 5.6% YoY to RUB 174,341 mln.


Group gross profit

In FY 2020, the Group gross profit rose by 5.4% YoY to RUB 39,288 mln, primarily driven by retail revenue growth.

Group gross margin decreased by 0.1 pp YoY to 22.5%, on the back of a decline in rental income and higher shrinkage costs, as a percentage of revenue. However, this was offset by more efficient procurement and lower logistics costs, as a percentage of revenue.

Rental income, as a percentage of total revenue, declined by 0.2 pp YoY, as explained above.

In FY 2020, shrinkage costs grew, as a percentage of revenue, by 0.2 pp YoY, primarily due to the cancellation of returns to suppliers of products with a shelf-life of less than 30 days. As the new regulation was enacted in June 2019, it resulted in a lower comparable base of 2019 vs 2020. Besides, the total share of 'fresh', 'ultra-fresh' products, and fruit and vegetables, as the key categories of the company's customer proposition, was up by 0.7 pp YoY to 46.4% of O'KEY's net retail revenue in FY 2020.

Commercial margin improved by 0.2 pp YoY in FY 2020, driven by constant assortment optimisation and customer proposition enhancement, as well as operational and commercial synergies between the two formats.

Logistic costs, as a percentage of revenue decreased by 0.1 pp YoY, due to the ongoing logistic processes optimisation.

 

Group Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

RUB mln

FY 2020

% of revenue

FY 2019

% of revenue

∆ YoY, pps

Personnel costs

13,607

7.8%

13,006

7.9%

(0.1 pp)

Depreciation and amortisation

8,204

4.7%

8,100

4.9%

(0.2 pp)

Communication and utilities

3,720

2.1%

3,612

2.2%

(0.1 pp)

Advertising and marketing

2,124

1.2%

2,267

1.4%

(0.2 pp)

Repair and maintenance

1,345

0.8%

1,284

0.8%

-

Insurance and bank commissions

1,026

0.6%

916

0.6%

-

Operating taxes

735

0.42%

579

0.35%

0.07 pp

Security expenses

712

0.4%

705

0.4%

-

Legal and professional expenses

685

0.4%

637

0.4%

-

Materials and supplies

435

0.25%

312

0.19%

0.06 pp

Variable lease expenses and expenses relating to short-term and low-value leases

161

0.1%

347

0.2%

(0.1 pp)

Other costs

38

0.0%

23

0.0%

-

Total Group SG&A

32,792

18.8%

31,790

19.3%

(0.5 pp)

 

Group SG&A expenses increased by 3.2% YoY to RUB 32,792 mln in FY 2020. However, SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenue decreased by 0.5 pp YoY to 18.8% in FY 2020.

Personnel costs, as a percentage of revenue, dropped by 0.1 pp YoY to 7.8% in FY 2020, mainly due to the increased efficiency of store operations and a ramp-up in the DA! business, partially offset by extra bonuses to store staff during the pandemic.

Communication and utilities expenses increased by 3.0% YoY to RUB 3,720 mln, but reduced as a percentage of revenue by 0.1 pp YoY in FY 2020, resulting from the revenue growth.

Advertising and marketing expenses declined as a percentage of revenue by 0.2 pp YoY, as the Group revised the advertising activities in response to the consumer behaviour change. The mix was optimised from traditional media towards a higher share of digital and personal communication, reflecting the customers' consumption shifts during the pandemic.

Operating tax expenses increased by 26.9% YoY to RUB 735 mln, and by 0.07 pp YoY, mainly as a result of an increase in cadastral value of the property owned, as well as the store expansion programme.

Materials and supplies expenses increased by 39.3% YoY to RUB 435 mln, and by 0.06 pp YoY, mainly due to RUB 141 mln pandemic-related expenses for sanitary measures and protective materials bought for our stores and offices in FY 2020.

The Group brought variable lease expenses, as a percentage of revenue, down by 0.1 pp YoY in FY 2020, thanks to the rent rate re-negotiations, as well as temporary rental deductions received during the lockdown.

Depreciation and amortisation (D&A) expenses stood almost flat YoY, and decreased, as a percentage of revenue, by 0.2 pp YoY in FY 2020.

 

Group EBITDA and EBITDA margin

Group EBITDA grew by 5.5% YoY to RUB 14,832 mln in FY 2020, led by revenue growth and cost savings. Group EBITDA margin remained flat YoY at 8.5% in FY 2020.

DA! EBITDA turned to positive RUB 784 mln in FY 2020, compared to negative RUB 215 mln in FY 2019.

O'KEY EBITDA reduced by 1.6% YoY and amounted to RUB 14,048 mln in FY 2020. The decline was driven mainly by the drop in rental income and less non-cash gains from the lease agreement modification (according to IFRS 16) recognised in FY 2020 as compared to FY 2019.

 

Other operating expenses and operating profit

Group other operating expenses amounted to RUB 1,457 mln in FY 2020, compared to RUB 569 mln in FY 2019. The increase was attributable primarily to the disposal of non-current assets related to the store and land plots portfolio revision and optimisation in the reporting period. This amounted to a net loss of RUB 485 mln in FY 2020, compared to a RUB 47 mln gain in FY 2019.

Additionally, a one-off gain of RUB 377 mln from the lease agreement modification was received in FY 2019. In FY 2020, the gain amounted to only RUB 56 mln, as the main effect from the IFRS 16 standard implementation was recognised in FY 2019. Both items have a non-cash nature.

Group operating profit rose by 2.8% YoY to RUB 5,039 mln in FY 2020, on the back of EBITDA growth partially offset by the increase in other operating expenses.

 

Group finance costs, foreign exchange and net profit

A substantial part of interest costs was attributable to non-current lease liabilities (accounted for under IFRS 16). Net finance costs decreased by 1.6% YoY to RUB 4,884 mln in FY 2020, led mainly by lower interest expense on lease liabilities due to a decrease in the lease liabilities amount, and by a decline in the weighted average interest rate in FY 2020.

In FY 2020, net foreign exchange loss amounted to RUB 1,787 mln, compared to a RUB 938 mln gain in FY 2019. The loss mainly related to intragroup USD-denominated loans, and to lease contracts nominated in foreign currencies, while losses from import operations had a relatively small impact on the Group results.

The Group recorded a net loss of RUB 1,444 mln in FY 2020, compared to a RUB 747 mln net profit in FY 2019. The loss is mostly attributable to the aforementioned foreign currency loss in FY 2020.

 

Group Cash Flow

RUB mln

FY 2020

FY 2019

Net cash from operating activities

            11,946

       11,078

Net cash used in investing activities

(3,755)

(1,352)

Net cash used in financing activities

(5,988)

(12,922)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

              2,202

(3,196)

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents

                    4

(9)

 

Net cash from operating activities amounted to RUB 11,946 mln in FY 2020, compared to RUB 11,078 mln in FY 2019. The increase was largely a result of the retail revenue growth and efficient working capital management.

Net cash used in investing activities amounted to RUB 3,755 mln in FY 2020, in comparison with RUB 1,352 mln cash used in FY 2019. In 2020, the Group invested over RUB 1,800 mln (excluding VAT) in the development of its hypermarket business and over RUB 1,900 mln (excluding VAT) in the expansion of its discounter operations. In 2019, the Group sold two land plots and received cash proceeds totalling RUB 1,553 mln, partially offsetting its capital expenditures in the respective period.

Net cash used in financing activities amounted to RUB 5,988 mln in FY 2020, compared to RUB 12,922 mln in FY 2019. The decline was mainly attributable to long-term loans advanced repayments in FY 2019.

Net increase in cash amounted to RUB 2,202 mln in FY 2020, versus a RUB 3,196 mln cash decrease in FY 2019.

As of December 31, 2020, the Group had RUB 12,400 mln of undrawn, committed borrowing facilities available in Russian roubles on a fixed and floating rate basis until March 2021 - November 2024, in respect of which all conditions have been met. Proceeds from these facilities may be used to finance operating and investing activities if necessary.

 

Group Net Debt Position

RUB mln

As of 31

As of 31

December, 2020

December,
2019

EBITDA

          14,832  

     14,061  

Total debt

          36,227  

     31,719  

Short-term debt1

            4,419  

       1,629  

Long-term debt

          31,808  

     30,090  

Cash & cash equivalents

            7,714  

       5,507  

Net debt

          28,513  

     26,212  

 

 

 

Total lease liabilities

          24,639  

     25,123  

Short-term lease liabilities

            4,472 

       3,950  

Long-term lease liabilities

          20,167 

     21,173  

Total interest-bearing liabilities (net of сash & сash equivalents)

          53,152  

     51,335  

Total interest-bearing liabilities (net of сash & сash equivalents) / EBITDA

                3.6x  

          3.7x  

[1] Short-term debt does not include interest accrued on loans and borrowings.

 

Group financial position remained stable during the reporting period. As of December 31, 2020, the total interest-bearing liabilities (net of cash) to EBITDA ratio reduced to 3.6x from 3.7x as of December 31, 2019.

As of December 31, 2020 and during the twelve-month period then ended, the Group complied with all of its loan covenants.

 

Group audited IFRS report

Group audited report, including the full set of audited IFRS financial statements, can be found at https://okeygroup.lu/investors/result-center/ifrs-statements/.

 

 

 

 

O'KEY Group S.A. (LSE, MOEX: OKEY) is pleased to invite the investment community to join the Group's management conference call to discuss FY 2020 IFRS audited financial results.

Date: April 08, 2021

Time:

  • 5.00 p.m. (Moscow)
  • 3.00 p.m. (London)
  • 10.00 a.m. (New York)

Participants:

  • Armin Burger, CEO
  • Konstantin Arabidis, CFO
  • Natalya Belyavskaya, Head of IR


The conference call details are provided below. Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time using the number / Confirmation Code below:

Russia:

Local access

+7 495 213 1767 

Toll free

8 800 500 9283

UK:

Local access

+44 (0) 330 336 9125

Toll free

0800 358 6377

Europe:

Local access

+49 (0) 69 2222 25574

USA:

Local access

+1 646-828-8193

Toll free

888-220-8451

Conference ID:

6898568

 

For further information please contact: 

 

For investors

 

Natalya Belyavskaya

Head of Investor Relations

+7 495 663 6677 ext. 266

Natalya.Belyavskaya@okmarket.ru

www.okeygroup.lu

 

For media

 

Alla Golovatenko

Public Relations Manager

+7 926 169 9117

alla.golovatenko@okmarket.ru

www.okeygroup.lu

 

ABOUT O'KEY GROUP

O'KEY Group S.A. (LSE, MOEX: OKEY, RAEX - 'ruA-') is one of the leading grocery retailers in Russia, operating hypermarkets under the O'KEY brand and discounters under the DA! brand.

As of December 31, 2020, the Group operated 195 stores across Russia (77 hypermarkets and 118 discounters) with total selling space of 599,536 square meters. The company opened its first hypermarket in St. Petersburg in 2002 and has since demonstrated continuous growth. O'KEY was the first Russian food retailer to launch e-commerce operations in St. Petersburg and Moscow, offering a full range of hypermarket products for home delivery. The Group has six e-commerce pick-up points in Moscow and six e-commerce pick-up points in St. Petersburg. In 2015, the Group launched the first discount chain in Russia under the DA! brand. The Group operates five distribution centres in Russia - three in Moscow and two in St. Petersburg. The Group employs more than 20,000 people.

In 2020, Group's revenue amounted to RUB 174.3 billion, while EBITDA reached RUB 14.8 billion.

The O'KEY shareholder structure is as follows: NISEMAX Co Ltd - 44.84%, GSU Ltd - 29.53%, free float - 25.63%.

 

DISCLAIMER

These materials contain statements about future events and expectations that are forward-looking statements. These statements typically contain words such as 'expects' and 'anticipates' and words of similar import. Any statement in these materials that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement that involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

None of the future projections, expectations, estimates or prospects in this announcement should be taken as forecasts or promises nor should they be taken as implying any indication, assurance or guarantee that the assumptions on which such future projections, expectations, estimates or prospects have been prepared are correct or exhaustive or, in the case of the assumptions, fully stated in this announcement. We assume no obligations to update the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in factors affecting these statements.


[1] In the reporting period, the Group has reclassified certain expenses relating to in-store deli from selling, general and administrative expenses to cost of goods sold. For comparison purposes, the respective changes in the presentation have been applied to the FY 2019 profit and loss statement. The changes do not have any effect on EBITDA or net income.



ISIN: US6708662019
Category Code: ACS
TIDM: OKEY
LEI Code: 213800133YYU23T4L791
Sequence No.: 96647
EQS News ID: 1179914

 
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