X5 RETAIL GROUP'S 13,500TH STORE IS A PEREKRESTOK DARK STORE
Moscow, 20 August 2018 - X5 Retail Group N.V. ("X5" or the "Company"), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE and MOEX ticker: FIVE), announces the opening of its 13,500th store. This latest development landmark is a Perekrestok dark store that serves as a centre for fulfilment of online orders made via perekrestok.ru, located at 3 Skladochnaya St., Bld. 5, Moscow.
Dark stores represent a new format for the Company, with access to the facilities limited to just employees. The store is designed to fulfil online orders, and serves Perekrestok online shoppers from Moscow and the Moscow region.
With a total floor area of 4,400 sq m, the no-customer store will be able to handle up to 20,000 SKUs. At full capacity, it will employ nearly 600 people and operate a fleet of 70 vehicles.
The new dark store is set to boost Perekrestok Online's capacity by 3.5 times. The launch of Perekrestok Online in April 2017 coincided with the opening of the chain's first hybrid store in Moscow, which operated as both a regular supermarket and a warehouse for picking online orders. Currently, it serves some 1,000 online customers per day, with the average ticket exceeding RUB 3,000.
Note to Editors:
X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE and MOEX: FIVE, Fitch - 'BB+', Moody's - 'Ba2', S&P - 'BB', RAEX - 'ruAA') is a leading Russian food retailer. The Company operates several retail formats: the chain of proximity stores under the Pyaterochka brand, the supermarket chain under the Perekrestok brand, the hypermarket chain under the Karusel brand and Express convenience stores under various brands.
As of 30 June 2018, X5 had 13,178 Company-operated stores. It has the leading market position in both Moscow and St Petersburg and a significant presence in the European part of Russia. Its store base includes 12,314 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 691 Perekrestok supermarkets, 93 Karusel hypermarkets and 80 convenience stores. The Company operates 40 DCs and 2,983 Company-owned trucks across the Russian Federation.
For the full year 2017, revenue totalled RUB 1,295,008 mln (USD 22,193 mln), Adjusted EBITDA reached RUB 99,131 mln (USD 1,699 mln), and adjusted net profit for the period amounted to RUB 33,768 mln (USD 579 mln). In H1 2018, revenue totalled RUB 734,077 mln (USD 12,368 mln), adjusted EBITDA reached RUB 51,697 mln (USD 871 mln), and net profit amounted to RUB 14,313 mln (USD 241 mln).
X5's Shareholder structure is as follows: CTF Holdings S.A. - 47.86%, Intertrust Trustees Ltd (Axon Trust) - 11.43%, X5 Directors - 0.06%, treasury shares - 0.01%, Shareholders with less than 3% - 40.64%.
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