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Casino Group - First quarter 2021 net sales and financial information

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FIRST-QUARTER 2021
Strong growth in the profitability of banners and
E-commerce, enabling the Group to accelerate its debt reduction

First-quarter 2021 confirmed the second-half 2020 trend of increased profitability across all geographies
This profitability improvement led to faster debt reduction


Consolidated net sales of €7.1bn, stable on a same-store basis, and up 6.5% over 2 years

  • In France, excellent quarter for Cdiscount, with marketplace revenues up +43%

  • In Latin America, growth remained very strong at Assaí, with sales up +21%

Q1 EBITDA: +21% at constant exchange rates Q1 EBITDA after lease payments: +49% at constant exchange rates

  • +19% in France, margin: +130 bps ·+372% in France, margin: +84 bps

  • +22% in Latam, margin: +86 bps ·+29% in Latam, margin: +79 bps

Gross debt: -€1,625m reduction versus Q1 2020 Net debt (excl. IFRS 5): -€1,033m reduction versus Q1 2020

  • -€965m in France · -€467m in France (-€715m including settlement of GPA TRS)

  • -€660m in Latam · -€566m in Latam


France

FRANCE

Profitability increased sharply once again, with an EBITDA margin up +130 bps versus Q1 2020, driven by (i) cost-saving and operational efficiency plans in the brick-and-mortar banners and (ii) Cdiscount’s good performance.

In €m

Q1 2020

Q1 2021

Change

EBITDA

172

204

+19%

EBITDA after lease payments

9

40

+372%

EBITDA was up +19% versus Q1 2020, in a context of lower net sales relative to the exceptionally high basis of comparison during the first lockdown.

  • Retail banners:

  • Further increase in profitability led by the cost saving and operational efficiency plans in place since second-half 2020;

  • Net sales declined year-on-year, Q1 2020 having experienced exceptional demand relating to the first lockdown. Over two years, net sales were virtually stable on a same-store basis, with increases for the convenience banners and strong growth in E-commerce. The Group continued its development through its priority growth drivers:

    • Very strong growth in food E-commerce (up +38% year-on-year and +97% versus Q1 2019), driven by exclusive partnerships in France with the industry's leading technology players:

      • Success of the Ocado partnership: Monoprix Plus and Casino Plus deliveries from the O’logistique automated warehouse increased by +40% versus Q4 2020, and by +166% versus Q3 2020. The automated warehouse has already handled over €100m in home deliveries on an annualised basis;

      • Further strengthening of Amazon partnership: the service covers 70% of the Île-de-France population, and Monoprix is now Amazon’s sole partner in express food delivery following the discontinuation of its own delivery service.

    • Deployment of the expansion plan, with 115 convenience stores opened over the quarter, ahead of the target of 300 store openings by June, of which 100 in Q1 2021;

    • These growth drivers, which strategically differentiate the Group, will continue to gain momentum in the upcoming quarters.

  • Cdiscount: further profitable growth, with marketplace revenues rising +43% in Q1 to total €197m over 12 months:

  • Marketplace GMV up +34% over the quarter, representing 46% of total GMV (+7 pts);

  • Digital marketing up by a strong +43%;

  • Accelerated expansion of the turnkey marketplace solution Octopia (+86%), a unique B2B offering which can provide 900,000 European merchant websites (€600bn in GMV) with top-class technology and logistics solutions, and a potential 100 million products and 13,000 vendors.

  • GreenYellow: growth of the pipeline1, rising to 720 MWp including 200 MWp under construction (versus 565 MWp at end-2020), with an additional prospective pipeline of more than 2.5 GWp.

  • RelevanC: growth in revenues, driven by a +50% increase in Retail Media business (activities with advertisers). In Q1 2021, RelevanC put in place drivers to accelerate its growth with (i) the partnership with the digital division of the TF1 group (26 million profiles), (ii) the acquisition of Inlead (a technology platform for local digital marketing that enables RelevanC to extend its offering), and (iii) the digital partnership with Intermarché.

  • Financial structure:

    • The Group successfully completed a €1.525bn refinancing transaction, extending the average maturity of its debt from 3.1 to 3.7 years while also reducing its average interest rate;

    • The Group studies potential capital increases for GreenYellow and Cdiscount with the aim of accelerating their growth plans, potentially through market transactions.


1 Pipeline including GreenYellow’s joint ventures

IN LATIN AMERICA

Profitability up sharply with reported EBITDA up +32%2, from BRL 1.2bn to BRL 1.6bn.

  • In Brazil, organic growth of +12.1% driven by Assaí (+21%1);

  • The Group’s leading position in food E-commerce was strengthened, with GPA online sales up +137%2 in Brazil and Éxito Group online sales up +145%2.

The Assaí spin-off operation was highly successful. The combined value of GPA and Assaí shares has increased from BRL 62 to BRL 125, and from USD 12 to USD 23 since the announcement of the
spin-off
3.


Key figures

Consolidated net sales by segment


Net sales (in €m)

Q1 2021

Total
growth

Organic
growth4

Same-store
growth5

Same-store growth5 over 2 years

France Retail

3,388

-12.8%

-7.3%

-6.4%

-1.0%

Cdiscount

483

+7.6%

+7.6%

+7.6%

+1.4%

Total France

3,871

-10.7%

-5.6%

-4.3%

-0.5%

Latam Retail

3,275

-17.3%

+8.4%

+4.0%

+12.8%

GROUP TOTAL

7,146

-13.8%

+1.4%

+0.1%

+6.5%

Cdiscount GMV2

1,006

+11.8%

+13.0%

n.a.

n.a.


In first-quarter 2021, the currency effect was -11.4%, changes in scope of consolidation had a negative impact of -2.3%, and the fuel effect came to -0.5%. The calendar effect was -1.1%.

Consolidated net sales in France by banner


Q4 2020/Q4 2019 change

Q1 2021/Q1 2020 change

Net sales by banner (in €m)

Q4 2020 net sales

Total growth

Organic growth5

Same-store growth1

Q1 2021 net sales

Total growth

Organic growth1

Same-store growth1

Same-store growth over 2 years1

Monoprix

1,219

-1.0%

-0.2%

+1.0%

1,119

-3.2%

-2.0%

-3.2%

+0.3%

Supermarkets

727

-6.2%

0.0%

+3.3%

675

-9.6%

-9.5%

-7.1%

-0.2%

o/w Casino Supermarkets6

687

-6.8%

-0.5%

+3.3%

640

-10.1%

-10.0%

-7.6%

-0.7%

Franprix

378

-2.2%

-2.5%

+0.7%

366

-11.2%

-10.3%

-9.1%

+2.4%

Convenience & Other7

456

-24.8%

+4.1%

+5.6%

415

-33.4%

-6.7%

-7.2%

+1.7%

o/w Convenience8

315

+6.1%

+5.4%

+5.8%

316

-5.9%

-4.8%

-7.2%

+3.5%

Hypermarkets

959

-17.6%

-8.6%

-6.8%

814

-14.2%

-11.2%

-9.3%

-7.8%

o/w Géant2

903

-18.7%

-9.5%

-7.2%

765

-15.0%

-12.0%

-9.7%

-8.3%

o/w Food

652

-9.4%

n.a.

-5.3%

537

-15.0%

n.a.

-10.1%

-7.5%

o/w Non-food

107

-32.1%

n.a.

-18.6%

83

-14.4%

n.a.

-8.7%

-16.1%

FRANCE RETAIL

3,739

-10.2%

-1.9%

+0.1%

3,388

-12.8%

-7.3%

-6.4%

-1.0%


First-quarter sales in the France Retail segment came to €3,388m, a same-store change of -1.0% versus Q1 2019 and of -6.4% versus Q1 2020 due to exceptionally high sales last year during the first lockdown.
Momentum remained very strong in food E-commerce, with +38% same-store growth in net sales for the quarter, following +43% growth in Q1 2020. O’logistique deliveries (Monoprix Plus and Casino Plus) increased by +40% versus Q4 2020, and by +166% versus Q3 2020. During the first quarter of 2021, the Géant Casino and Casino Supermarkets banners adopted a single website and a competitive, unified pricing policy9, setting up 400 pedestrian pick-up points in stores, with 290 of them also providing a home delivery service. The Group also signed a partnership agreement with Uber Eats, with services to be rolled out to around 500 stores by autumn 2021.
The digitalisation of the customer experience continued over the quarter, with 558 stores now offering automated solutions (versus 533 at end-2020), enabling them to operate autonomously in the evening and on Sundays. 63% of payments at Géant hypermarkets and 53% at Casino Supermarkets were made by smartphone or automatic checkout (versus 61% and 48% at end-2020). CasinoMax app users accounted for 24% of sales in hypermarkets and supermarkets in the first quarter (versus 22% at end-2020).

Business review by banner:

  • Net sales at Monoprix were up slightly versus Q1 2019 (down -3.2% year-on-year) in a Parisian market in decline versus 2019 due to the temporary reduction in tourism and Parisians’ migration to other regions as health measures were tightened. E-commerce grew significantly in Q1 2021, driven by the ramp-up of Monoprix Plus via the O’logistique automated warehouse now offering more than 28,000 items (versus an average market offering of 15,000). In early April, the banner opened its first Cliquez&Retirez service (Monoprix Plus pedestrian Drive solution provided by O’logistique). After Paris, Nice, Lyon and Bordeaux, the partnership with Amazon was extended to Montpellier. Naturalia became France’s first food retailer to be awarded Benefit Corporation (B Corp) international certification, which attests to the banner’s firm commitment to social and environmental responsibility, the quality of its governance and its transparency with regard to its customers. Monoprix was also named Top Employer 2021 for the excellence of its HR practices. During the quarter, Monoprix continued to expand its store network, with 10 store openings (Monop’ and Naturalia) as well as the roll-out of autonomous solutions (204 stores to date, with 25 new deployments in Q1).

  • Franprix reported same-store sales growth of +2.4% versus Q1 2019 (down -9.1% year-on-year). Robust sales in the Paris suburbs has offset lower levels of consumption in Paris compared to 2019, due to the temporary drop of the number of tourists and office workers, and Parisians’ migration to other regions. E-commerce continued its expansion with triple-digit growth, supported by the development of the E-commerce app and the website launched in 2020. The non-food expansion strategy was stepped up with the roll-out of Hema corners (268 stores versus 210 end-2020 and 134 end-Q3 2020). Franprix is now focusing on the expansion of its store network, and plans to open 150 points of sale over the next two years, primarily in the Paris and Lyon suburbs. The banner plans to open more than 50 stores this year (of which 6 opened in Q1 2021).

  • Net sales in the Convenience segment continued their structural progression, at +3.5% on a same-store basis versus Q1 2019 (down -7.2% year-on-year, marked by an exceptional level of demand relating to the first lockdown). The expansion of the store network accelerated with 99 store openings over the quarter, primarily under the Vival and Spar banners and in rural regions. The Group continued to focus on innovation with the opening of a new “Casino # toutprès” concept store (5 stores at end-March), offering a wide range of self-service products with a focus on organic, local and private-label products, as well as convenience services and extended opening hours.

  • Casino Supermarkets reported a -0.7% same-store decline versus Q1 2019, and a -7.6% same-store decline year-on-year, shaped by an exceptional level of demand associated with the first lockdown last year and the impact of the curfew in Q1 2021. E-commerce was once again a growth driver, led by partnerships with Deliveroo (93 supermarkets) and Shopopop (74 supermarkets), and the roll-out of Casino Plus, launched on 30 September 2020, a home delivery service from the O’logistique automated warehouse that offers over 21,000 items (versus an average market offering of 15,000). In addition, the banner continued to deploy autonomous solutions, with 205 stores offering such solutions to date.

  • Sales at Géant Hypermarkets were down -8.3% on a same-store basis versus Q1 2019 and down
    -9.7% year-on-year, impacted by the roll-out of non-food corners, the impact of the curfew and the closure of non-food sections, and the drop in traffic due to the closure of shopping centres. E-commerce continued to grow, supported by partnerships with Uber Eats (20 stores), Deliveroo (15 stores) and Shopopop (55 stores). In addition, the “shop-in-shop” strategy continued at an accelerated pace with the roll-out of Hema corners (54 corners, of which a further 46 in Q1 2021), C&A corners (17, of which an additional 9 in Q1 2021), and Claire’s corners (64, of which a further 2 in Q1 2021). Lastly, the deployment of autonomous solutions continued, with 69 stores equipped to date.

Cdiscount10

In Q1 2021, Cdiscount reported very strong momentum in the marketplace, with GMV up +34% over the quarter, and revenues (commissions and services to vendors) up +43%.

The banner continued its profitable growth strategy, based on four priority areas:

  • Growth of the marketplace, with (i) a sharp increase in GMV (+34%) and the marketplace contribution, which represented 46% of total GMV for the quarter (up +7.2 pts versus the prior-year period), and (ii) an acceleration in marketplace revenues (commissions, services to vendors, marketplace subscription fees and rebates), up +43% to reach €197m on a rolling 12-month basis. The Fulfillment by Cdiscount service grew by +42.5%;

  • Product mix adjustments, with strong growth in higher margin and recurring purchase categories. The Home, DIY and Leisure categories reported a +29% increase for the quarter;

  • Digital marketing, with revenues up +43% over the quarter, driven by the development of the Cdiscount Ads Retail Solution (CARS) digital marketing platform, which enables vendors and suppliers to promote their products and brands on a self-service platform. Also during the quarter, Cdiscount launched its Cdiscount Advertising platform, which will incorporate all existing digital marketing solutions;

  • The acceleration of Octopia, the turnkey marketplace solution for retailers and e-merchants in the EMEA region. Octopia recorded GMV growth of +86% for the quarter versus international GMV achieved last year, and stepped up its development with more than 500 connected sites and an agreement signed with a first major EMEA client. In addition, Octopia developed the Géant marketplace, which has been running since 21 April.

Key figures1

Q1 2020

Q1 2021

Reported
growth1

Organic growth11

GMV total including tax12

900

1,006

+11.8%

+13.0%

o/w direct sales

455

455

-

o/w marketplace sales

283

381

+34.3%

Marketplace contribution (%)

38.4%

45.6%

+7.2 pts

Marketplace revenues

34

49

+42.9%

Net sales (€m)

493

518

+5.0%

+6.7%

Traffic (millions of visits)

247

294

+18.9%

Orders (millions)

6.3

7.4

+16.9%

Active customers (in millions)

9.1

10.5

+14.7%

Cnova published its Q1 2021 sales figures on 6 May 2021, before market opening.

GreenYellow

GreenYellow continued its development in France and internationally with:

  • In France, the implementation of the partnership agreement signed in July 2020 with ArcelorMittal Projects Exosun to create its first agrivoltaic plant with an output of 1.8 MWp;

  • In Overseas France, the launch of its first grid-feeding, photovoltaic farm hangar in Martinique and its first solar canopy in Guadeloupe;

  • In Vietnam, the signing of a long-term collaboration agreement with one of the country’s major retailers for the initial stage of the deployment of rooftop solar plants on 12 stores with an output of 5.1 MWp;

  • In Thailand, the delivery of its first floating solar plant for SPM: the plant will produce 2.8 GWh of green electricity and cover up to 20% of the factory’s annual energy consumption.

  • In Colombia, the signing of a “Utility as a Service” agreement (a new development model for GreenYellow) with a leading international hotel chain.

In addition, with its B2C business through its Cdiscount Energie brand, GreenYellow topped 190,000 individual customers in France in Q1 2021.

In the first quarter, GreenYellow recorded a growth of its pipeline13, rising to 720 MWp including
200 MWp under construction (versus 565 MWp at end-2020), with an additional prospective pipeline of more than 2.5 GWp. The project pipeline for the energy efficiency business represents 355 GWh in annual savings, with an additional prospective pipeline of more than 600 GWh in savings.

Data

RelevanC posted revenue growth led by the excellent performance of the Retail Media business (activities with advertisers) which increased by +50%.

During the quarter, RelevanC put in place a number of drivers to accelerate its growth, notably:

  • A strategic partnership with Unify, the digital division of the TF1 group (Marmiton, AuFéminin, Doctissimo etc.), granting access to 26 million profiles;

  • Acquisition of Inlead, a local digital marketing platform enabling RelevanC to extend its offering in the SMB market in France and abroad;

  • Digital partnership with Intermarché: RelevanC will provide its expertise and technologies to the digital joint venture set up by Casino and Intermarché to offer Retail Media services and products to food brands. This joint venture will leverage the transaction data volumes of the two banners.

Latam Retail

Sales in Latin America (Assaí, Multivarejo and Éxito Group) rose by +4.0% on a same-store basis and by +8.4% on an organic basis during the quarter, despite the high comparison base in March and the tightening of health measures due to the worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic in the region.

The reported EBITDA of Assaí and GPA (including Éxito Group) was up +32%14, from BRL 1.2bn to BRL 1.6bn.

  • In Brazil, net sales increased by +6.4% on a same-store basis and by +12.1% on an organic basis:

  • Assaí reported +21%1 organic growth (+50% versus Q1 2019), with significant market share gains in the quarter despite the difficulties and restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic over the period. This growth is due to a consistent performance on a same-store basis (+11.4%1), the attractiveness of the cash & carry model during the economic and health crisis, and the success of the expansion strategy with the opening of 18 stores in the past 12 months;

  • Multivarejo posted a same-store15 increase of +1.1%1. Online sales growth (+137%1) and the good performance of convenience stores and Compre Bem supermarkets offset the strong basis of comparison, the cancellation of Carnival, the severe restrictions imposed by local governments and the end of emergency aid payments during the quarter:

  • The Convenience segment consolidated its success with same-store growth of +37.9%1, reflecting the good momentum of Aliados and Minuto Pão de Açúcar;

  • Extra Supermarkets (+5.0%1) benefited from Compre Bem’s double-digit growth, despite a high basis of comparison and the tightening of travel restrictions;

  • Pão de Açúcar (-1.0%1) was adversely affected by a high basis of comparison, a negative impact caused by the cancellation of Carnival, and the migration of customers from major cities to the countryside;

  • Extra Hypermarkets (-3.9%1) reported a slowdown versus Q4 2020 due to a high basis of comparison, weak economic activity, and tightening restrictions on store opening hours.

  • Net sales at Éxito Group fell by -2.7%16 on a same-store basis over the quarter:

  • Colombia: down -3.9%3 on a same-store basis, impacted by business restrictions imposed on stores located in the Bogotá and Medellín regions, where health measures hit hardest (opening hours, travel restrictions);

  • Uruguay: down -4.3%3 on a same-store basis, impacted by the drop in tourist footfall as a result of border closures and the impact of the health crisis on the population’s purchasing power;

  • Argentina: up +20.7%3 on a same-store basis, primarily driven by inflation (+40%) but satisfactory nonetheless given a tough macroeconomic environment combined with a restrictive lockdown.

In Latin America, the Group reported an improvement in EBITDA of +32%1, from BRL 1.2bn to BRL 1.6bn.

  • Brazil: EBITDA up +19%1, from BRL 1.0bn to BRL 1.2bn:

    • Assaí: increase in EBITDA of +27%1, greater than the sales growth, for an EBITDA margin increase of +30 bps1 to 6.8%;

    • Multivarejo: improvement in EBITDA of +11%1, lifted by sales efficiency and control over general and administrative expenses. EBITDA margin came to 8.2%, up +100 bps1.

  • Éxito Group: EBITDA up +67%17, for an EBITDA margin improvement of +250 bps4, led by the property development division Viva Malls following the final delivery of two projects (Viva Envigado and Viva Tunja).


Assaí and Éxito Group published their Q1 2021 results on 4 May 2021, and GPA on 5 May 2021.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATING TO THE AUTUMN 2019 REFINANCING DOCUMENTATION

See press release dated 21 November 2019.

In France:

  • Sharp +19% increase in EBITDA over the quarter (+372% after lease payments);

  • Strong reduction in gross debt, down €965m versus Q1 2020;

  • Leverage ratio of 5.57x in Q1 2021 (6.77x in Q1 2020), with comfortable headroom on the 6.50x covenant.

Financial information for the 3-month period ended 31 March 2021:

In €m

France
(France Retail + E-commerce)

Latam

Total

Q1
2020

Q1
2021

Change

Q1
20201

Q1 2021

Change

Q1 20201

Q1
2021

Change

Net sales18

4,338

3,871

-467

3,955

3,275

-680

8,294

7,146

-1,148

EBITDA1,19

172

204

+32

235

225

-10

407

429

+22

(-) impact of leases20

(164)

(164)

0

(89)

(76)

+13

(253)

(240)

+12

Adjusted consolidated EBITDA including leases1,2

9

40

+32

146

149

+3

155

189

+34

In France, EBITDA after lease payments rose by +372% over the quarter. This +€32m increase primarily includes: (i) the impact of transformation plans launched in 2020 (around +€30m), (ii) the volume effect relating to the fall in net sales following the stockpiling behaviour of consumers in Q1 2020, net of health crisis costs, (iii) additional savings on variable costs and (iv) the increased profitability of Cdiscount.
In Latin America, EBITDA after lease payments increased by +29% at constant exchange rates, driven by Brazil and Colombia. For more information, see the press releases published by Assaí, GPA and Éxito Group.
The Group’s EBITDA after lease payments increased by +€34m over the quarter.

Financial information for the 12-month period ended 31 March 2021:

In €m

France
(France Retail
+ E-commerce)

Latam

Total

Net sales1

16,788

13,976

30,765

EBITDA1

1,612

1,151

2,764

(-) impact of leases3

(634)

(265)

(900)

(i) Adjusted consolidated EBITDA including leases1,21

978

886

1,864

(ii) Gross debt1,22

5,444

2,386

7,830

(iii) Cash and cash equivalents1,23

464

987

1,451

Adjusted consolidated EBITDA over the rolling 12-month period ended 31 March 2021 came out at €978m in France. The Group's liquidity in France was €2.4bn, comprising €464m in cash and cash equivalents and €1.93bn in undrawn confirmed lines of credit, available at any time.

  • Gross debt includes €530m in commercial paper (€60m at end-March 2020), and €200m in credit lines drawn down (€350m at end-March 2020);

  • Cash and cash equivalents totalled €464m at end-March 2021 (versus €828m at end-December 2020), reflecting seasonal variations in working capital requirement, which is usually negative in the first quarter24;

  • Excluding the effect of IFRS 5, net debt was down -€467m25 year-on-year, a further reduction of approximately -€150m on the change observed for full-year 2020, primarily due to the increase in EBITDA, and the reduction of non-recurring expenses.

Additional information regarding covenants and segregated accounts:

Covenants tested as from 31 March 2020 pursuant to the €2bn Revolving Credit Facility
signed on 18 November 2019

Type of covenant (France and E-commerce)

At 31 March 2021

Gross debt26/adjusted EBITDA27 <6.50x28

5.57x

Adjusted EBITDA4/Net finance costs >2.25x

3.50x

The Group comfortably complied with the covenant for gross debt/adjusted EBITDA, with a gross debt margin of €912m.

The segregated account balance stood at €457m at 31 March 2021 (versus €487m at end-December 2020), reflecting a €30m decrease following bond buybacks carried out on the markets.
No cash has been credited to or debited from the Bond Segregated Account and its balance remained at €0.

Further strengthening of the Group’s financial structure

The Group continued to strengthen its financial structure with the €1.225bn refinancing of the Term Loan B maturing in January 2024 with (i) a new Term Loan B maturing in August 2025 for €1bn with an interest rate of Euribor + 4.0% (down -27% from the previous Term Loan B interest rate of Euribor + 5.5%) and (ii) a new unsecured debt instrument maturing in April 2027 for €525m. The excess of €300m will be used to refinance debt in the future.

APPENDICES – OTHER INFORMATION

Main changes in consolidation scope

  • Leader Price presented as discontinued operations (disposal on 30 November 2020)

  • Disposal of Vindémia on 30 June 2020

Exchange rate

AVERAGE EXCHANGE RATES

Q1 2020

Q1 2021

Currency effect

Brazil (EUR/BRL)

4.9167

6.5955

-25.5%

Colombia (EUR/COP) (x 1000)

3.9141

4.2860

-8.7%

Uruguay (EUR/UYP)

43.5930

51.9487

-16.1%

Argentina29 (EUR/ARS)

70.6839

107.5688

-34.3%

Gross sales under banner in France

TOTAL ESTIMATED GROSS FOOD SALES

UNDER BANNER (in €m, excluding fuel)

Q1 2021

Same-store change
(excl. calendar effects)

Same-store change
(excl. calendar effects) over 2 years

Monoprix

1,149

-3.2%

+0.3%

Franprix

431

-9.9%

+1.1%

Supermarkets

636

-7.1%

+0.7%

Hypermarkets

653

-6.7%

-3.1%

Convenience & Other

536

-7.2%

+1.7%

o/w Convenience

394

-7.3%

+3.1%

TOTAL FOOD

3,405

-6.2%

+0.4%


TOTAL ESTIMATED GROSS NON-FOOD SALES
UNDER BANNER
(In €m, excluding fuel)

Q1 2021

Same-store change
(excl. calendar effects)

Same-store change
(excl. calendar effects) over 2 years

Hypermarkets

103

-19.5%

-25.5%

Cdiscount

814

+14.0%

+14.0%

TOTAL NON-FOOD

916

+10.0%

+9.1%


TOTAL GROSS SALES UNDER BANNER

(in €m, excluding fuel)

Q1 2021

Same-store change
(excl. calendar effects)

Same-store change
(excl. calendar effects) over 2 years

TOTAL FRANCE AND CDISCOUNT

4,321

-2.6%

+2.6%

Store network at period-end

FRANCE

30 June 2020

30 Sept. 2020

31 Dec. 2020

31 March 2021

Géant Casino hypermarkets

104

105

105

104

o/w French franchised affiliates

4

4

4

3

International affiliates

6

7

7

7

Casino Supermarkets

415

414

419

417

o/w French franchised affiliates

69

68

71

68

International affiliates

22

23

24

25

Monoprix

789

791

799

806

o/w franchised affiliates

190

191

192

195

Naturalia integrated stores

181

181

184

189

Naturalia franchises

26

28

32

34

Franprix

869

869

872

877

o/w franchises

481

463

479

493

Convenience

5,134

5,166

5,206

5,311

Other businesses

219

219

233

203

Indian Ocean region

0

0

0

0

Total France

7,530

7,564

7,634

7,718


INTERNATIONAL

30 June 2020

30 Sept. 2020

31 Dec. 2020

31 March 2021

ARGENTINA

25

25

25

25

Libertad hypermarkets

15

15

15

15

Mini Libertad and Petit Libertad mini-supermarkets

10

10

10

10

URUGUAY

93

92

93

93

Géant hypermarkets

2

2

2

2

Disco supermarkets

29

29

30

30

Devoto supermarkets

24

24

24

24

Devoto Express mini-supermarkets

36

35

35

35

Möte

2

2

2

2

BRAZIL

1,070

1,054

1,057

1,058

Extra hypermarkets

107

104

103

103

Pão de Açúcar supermarkets

182

182

182

182

Extra supermarkets

151

147

147

147

Compre Bem

28

28

28

28

Assaí (cash & carry)

169

176

184

184

Mini Mercado Extra & Minuto Pão de Açúcar mini-supermarkets

238

239

236

237

Drugstores

122

104

103

103

+ Service stations

73

74

74

74

COLOMBIA

1,981

1,980

1,983

1,974

Éxito hypermarkets

92

92

92

92

Éxito and Carulla supermarkets

157

154

153

153

Super Inter supermarkets

69

69

69

61

Surtimax (discount)

1,536

1,539

1,544

1,548

o/w “Aliados”

1,459

1,465

1,470

1,476

B2B

32

34

34

34

Éxito Express and Carulla Express mini-supermarkets

95

92

91

86

CAMEROON

1

2

2

2

Cash & carry

1

2

2

2

Total International

3,170

3,153

3,160

3,152

Analyst and investor contacts
-

Lionel Benchimol
+ 33 (0)1 53 65 64 17 – lbenchimol@groupe-casino.fr

or
+ 33 (0)1 53 65 24 17 – IR_Casino@groupe-casino.fr

Press contacts
-

Casino Group – Communications Department

Stéphanie Abadie
+ 33 (0)6 26 27 37 05 – sabadie@groupe-casino.fr

or
+ 33(0)1 53 65 24 78 – directiondelacommunication@groupe-casino.fr

-

Agence IMAGE 7

Karine Allouis
+33 (0)1 53 70 74 84 – kallouis@image7.fr

Franck Pasquier
+ 33(0)6 73 62 57 99 – fpasquier@image7.fr

Disclaimer

This press release was prepared solely for information purposes, and should not be construed as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell securities or related financial instruments. Likewise, it does not provide and should not be treated as providing investment advice. It has no connection with the specific investment objectives, financial situation or needs of any receiver. No representation or warranty, either express or implied, is provided in relation to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information contained herein. Recipients should not consider it as a substitute for the exercise of their own judgement. All the opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.



1 Data published by the subsidiaries

2 Data published by GPA, including a positive currency effect due to the appreciation of COP against BRL

3 Announcement of the spin-off on 10 September 2020. Data as of 05 May 2021

4 Excluding fuel and calendar effects

5 Excluding fuel and calendar effects

6 Excluding Codim stores in Corsica: 8 supermarkets and 4 hypermarkets

7 Other: mainly Vindémia, Geimex and Restaurants

8 Convenience segment net sales on a same-store basis include the same-store performance of franchised stores

9 Excluding the Île-de-France region and Corsica

10 Unaudited data published by Cnova NV. The reported figures present all revenues generated by Cdiscount, including its technical goods sales in the Casino Group’s hypermarkets and supermarkets

11 Organic growth: the figures include showroom sales and services but exclude sales of technical goods and home category sales made in Casino Group hypermarkets and supermarkets

12 Gross merchandise volume (GMV) includes sales of merchandise, other revenues and the marketplace’s sales volume based on confirmed and shipped orders, including tax, and the sales volume of services

13 Pipeline including GreenYellow’s joint ventures

14 Data published by the subsidiaries.

15 Excluding fuel and drugstores

16 Data published by GPA

17 Data published by GPA, including a positive currency effect due to the appreciation of COP against BRL

18 Unaudited data, scope as defined in refinancing documentation with mainly Segisor accounted for within the France Retail + E-commerce scope

19 First-quarter 2020 EBITDA was adjusted at the close of first-half 2020, in accordance with the AMF recommendation to recognise the costs related to the health crisis in trading profit

20 Interest paid on lease liabilities and repayment of lease liabilities as defined in the refinancing documentation

21 EBITDA after lease payments (i.e. repayments of principal and interest on lease liabilities)

22 Loans and borrowings as of 31 March 2021

23 At 31 March 2021

24 The change in working capital is typically negative in the first quarter, positive in the second, negative in the third, and positive in the fourth quarter

25 Net debt calculated on the scopes defined in the refinancing documentation, with mainly Segisor accounted for within the France + E-commerce scope

26 Loans and borrowings

27 Adjusted EBITDA as defined in the refinancing documentation is restated for repayments of lease liabilities and interest paid on lease liabilities

28 6.50x at 31 March 2021, 6.00x at 30 June 2021 and 30 September 2021, and 4.75x as from 31 December 2021

29 Pursuant to the application of IAS 29, the exchange rate used to convert the Argentina figures corresponds to the rate at the reporting date




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