Fielmann: Press releases

Interim report as at 30 September 2013

Fielmann increases unit sales, revenue and profit
Considerable growth in earnings in third quarter of 2013
Fielmann trains more than 2,900 opticians

Our expectations for the first nine months of 2013 have been met. With its consumerfriendly services, reasonably priced glasses and comprehensive guarantees, Fielmann expanded its market shares.

In the third quarter, Fielmann increased its unit sales by 5.0 per cent to 1.9 million pairs of glasses (previous year: 1.8 million). External sales increased by 5.8 per cent to 350.8 million (previous year: 331.6 million) and consolidated sales rose by 5.8 per cent to 302.0 million (previous year: 285.6 million). The quarterly pre-tax profit grew by 11.5 per cent to 60.7 million (previous year: 54.4 million), and profit after tax went up by 10.4 per cent to 43.1 million (previous year: 39.1 million).

While the rest of the optical industry suffered a decline of 1 per cent in the first nine months of the year, Fielmann was able to increase its unit sales by 3.1 per cent to 5.4 million pairs of glasses.
External sales including VAT rose by 4.4 per cent to 1,021.9 million (previous year: 978.8 million), while consolidated sales were up 4.5 per cent to 873.9 million (previous year: 836.6 million). After nine months, pre-tax profit was up by 6.6 per cent to 153.0 million (previous year: 143.5 million) and profit after tax by 5.6 per cent to 108.8 million (previous year: 103.0 million).

At the end of the third quarter, Fielmann had 16,176 employees (previous year: 15,486), of whom 2,914 are trainees. With 5 per cent of the total number of specialist opticians in Germany, Fielmann represents 37 per cent of all trainees in the optical trade. Our trainees of today are the experts of tomorrow. The high standard of our training is confirmed by the national awards we have won. In 2013, Fielmann accounted for all national and all federal state winners in the German optical industry competition.

Fielmann is confident that it will be able to expand its market position. For 2013, we are anticipating a continuation of the positive business performance. We are optimistic following the first nine months of the current financial year.

Hamburg, November 2013

Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft
The Management Board

For more information, contact:
Dr. Matthias Branahl, Head of Press and Public Relations, tel.:+49 (0)40 270 76 - 457
Ulrich Brockmann, Head of Investor Relations, tel.: +49 (0)40 270 76 - 442

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