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Metro Group (DB:MEO) FY16 Results: Metro Sales Fall Slightly on Negative Currency and Portfolio Effects

Executive Summary

  • Metro Group reported net sales of €58.4 billion in FY16, a fall of 1.4% from FY15 and close to the consensus estimate of €58.8 billion. The company attributed the decline to negative currency and portfolio effects. Sales in local currency grew by 0.4% and comps grew by 0.2%.
  • The operating margin grew by 139 basis points to 2.6%. Adjusted EPS was €1.96, up by 2.62% from FY15 and beating the consensus estimate of €1.78.
  • Metro stated that it met its expectations for FY16. It forecasts a slight increase in sales and EBIT before special items in excess of €1,560 million in FY17.

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