Fielmann: Press releases

Interim report as at 30 September 2015

Fielmann improves unit sales, revenue and profit
Opticians of tomorrow: 3,000 trainees
Fielmann creates 500 new jobs

Our expectations for the first nine months 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 three quarters, Fielmann increased sales by 2.5 per cent to 5.77 million pairs of spectacles (previous year: 5.63 million pairs of spectacles), while external sales including VAT grew by 5.7 per cent to 1,149.7 million (previous year: 1,087.5 million) and consolidated sales rose by 5.9 per cent to 986.7 million (previous year: 931.3 million). Pre-tax profit was up 8.6 per cent to 193.4 million (previous year: 178.1 million), while profit after tax was up 6.4% to 136.5 million (previous year: 128.3 million).

In the third quarter, Fielmann improved unit sales by 2.6 per cent to 1.97 million pairs of glasses (previous year: 1.92 million pairs of glasses). External sales including VAT was up 6.9 per cent to 395.1 million (previous year: 369.7 million), while consolidated sales rose by 7.5 per cent to 342.3 million (previous year: 318.3 million). Pre-tax quarterly profit recorded growth of 8.6 per cent to 77.0 million (previous year: 70.9 million) and after-tax profit improved by 5.7 per cent to 54.0 million (previous year: 51.1 million).

As at the end of the third quarter, Fielmann had 17,318 employees (previous year: 16,741), of whom 3,104 are trainees (previous year: 2,990). With 5 per cent of all optical stores, Fielmann is the biggest training provider and accounts for more than 40 per cent of all trainees in Germany. Our trainees are the opticians of tomorrow. National awards testify to the high standard of our training. In 2015, Fielmann once again accounted for all national winners in the German optical industry competition.

Fielmann is confident that we will be able to expand our market position. Fielmann confirms its forecast for 2015, anticipating a rise in unit sales, revenue and profit as well as the creation of 500 new jobs.

Hamburg, November 2015


Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft
The Management Board


Further information:
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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