Fielmann: Press releases

Interim report as at 30 June 2015

Fielmann improves unit sales, revenue and profit
Fielmann employs more than 1,000 trainees
Fielmann expects continuation of positive business performance


Our expectations for first half of 2015 have been met. With consumer-friendly services, glasses at a reasonable price and comprehensive guarantees, Fielmann achieved a rise in unit sales, revenue and profit.

In the first six months of the year, Fielmann increased unit sales to 3.80 million pairs of glasses (previous year: 3.72 million pairs of glasses). External sales grew to € 754.6 million (previous year: € 717.8 million) and consolidated sales rose to € 644.3 million (previous year: € 613.0 million). Pre-tax profit rose to € 116.3 million (previous year: € 107.2 million), while profit after tax ran to € 82.5 million (previous year: € 77.2 million).

In the second quarter, Fielmann improved unit sales to 1.93 million pairs of glasses (previous year: 1.86 million pairs of glasses). External sales increased to € 381.3 million (previous year: € 356.4 million) and consolidated sales rose to € 327.2 million (previous year: € 306.6 million). Pre-tax profit rose to € 53.6 million (previous year: € 48.2 million) and quarterly profit rose to € 38.0 million (previous year: € 34.7 million).

As at 30 June 2015, Fielmann had 690 branches and employed 16,566 members of staff (previous year: 16,030 employees), of whom 2,715 are trainees (previous year: 2,683 trainees). With 5 per cent of all optical stores in Germany, more than 40 per cent of all apprentices are currently being trained as opticians by Fielmann. This year, more than 1,000 young people will begin their apprenticeships at Fielmann.

We are pushing ahead with expansion and most recently opened a branch in Bolzano, Italy, at the start of July. Encouraging feedback from customers and the media support optimistic expectations for the future.

Fielmann is confident of expanding its market position. For 2015, we expect business developments to continue to be positive and to again achieve increases in unit sales, revenue and profit this year.

Hamburg, August 2015

Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft
The Management Board


Further information:
Dr. Matthias Branahl, Head of Press and Public Relations,
tel.: +49 40 / 270 76 – 457
Ulrich Brockmann, Head of Investor Relations,
tel. +49 40 / 270 76 – 442

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