Carrefour (EPA:CA)

QUOTE AND NEWS
Financial Times  Apr 10  Comment 
Weak Brazilian real and Argentine peso and sell-off of other emerging market currencies on concerns over Federal Reserve tapering have hurt results
Wall Street Journal  Apr 10  Comment 
French retailer Carrefour said organic sales in the first quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, though weak emerging-market currencies and low fuel prices weighed on its overall performance.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 7  Comment 
France's Moulin Family said they have bought a 6.1% interest in Carrefour, the world's biggest retailer after Wal-Mart, through Motier Holding, their family investment vehicle.
Reuters  Apr 7  Comment 
The political party expected to lead the next government confirmed on Monday it would ban foreign supermarkets from the $500 billion retail sector, a move that would deal a fresh setback to global chains such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour .
Reuters  Mar 13  Comment 
France's Carrefour SA could raise as much as 5 billion reais ($2.1 billion) from the sale of a stake in its Brazilian unit, with potential bidders including Brazilian tycoon...
Japan Today  Mar 8  Comment 
Japanese retailer Aeon has denied a newspaper report that it was in talks with the Bharti Group to set up a retail joint venture in India, while France's Carrefour declined to comment on whether it was also talking to Bharti. The Economic Times...
Reuters  Mar 7  Comment 
Japanese retailer Aeon denied a newspaper report that it was in talks with the Bharti Group to set up a retail joint venture in India, while France's Carrefour declined to comment on whether it was also talking to Bharti.
Reuters  Mar 5  Comment 
* Operating profit 2.238 bln euros vs average forecast of 2.224 bln
Financial Times  Mar 5  Comment 
The world’s second-largest retailer by sales said it would increase capex to speed up store makeovers while pushing deeper into Brazil and China




 
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Carrefour is the No. 1 distribution group in Europe and No. 2 in the world. Net sales by type of store break down as follows:

hypermarkets (61.9%): at the end of 2008, owns 1,302 stores under the Carrefour name;
supermarkets (21.6%): owns 3,000 stores under the Champion, Norte, GS, GB, Globi and Gima names;
maxi-discount stores (11.1%): owns 6,252 stores under the Ed, Dia and Minipreço names;
other (5.4%): operates a network of 4,942 local stores (Shopi, Marché Plus, Huit à 8, GB Express, Contact GB, 5' Marinopoulos, Di per Di, Smile Market names) and wholesale stores (Promocash, Docks Market, and Grossiper), as well as e-commerce sites (Ooshop and Boostore).

At the end of 2008, the group had 8,006 company-owned stores located in France (1,644), Europe (4,685), America (1,053) and Asia (624).

Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: France (43.7%), Europe (37.3%), Americas (12%) and Asia (7%).

Source
COFISEM - Last update: 01/09/09

Key figures

Millenium 2008 2007 2006
Revenue* 86,967,000 82,148,000 77,901,000
Operating profit* 2,776,000 3,338,000 3,274,000
Net profit 1,539,000 2,479,000 2,432,000
Shareholder's equity 10,952,000 11,770,000 10,503,000
Total assets 52,082,000 51,932,000 47,533,000
Fiscal year end 12.08 12.07 12.06
Length of fiscal year (months) 12 12 12
Currency & Unit EUR - THOUSANDS EUR - THOUSANDS EUR - THOUSANDS
Account standards IFRS IFRS IFRS
  • Source: COFISEM - Last update: 01/09/09

Shareholders

Blue Capital 10.69 %
Company-owned shares 2.74 %
Blue Partners 2.15 %
Colony Blue Investor 2.15 %
Employees 1.05 %
Groupe Arnault 0.71 %
  • Source: COFISEM - Last update: 01/09/09

Top management

Chief Executive Officer Lars Olofsson
Chairman of the Board Amaury-Daniel de Sèze
Chief Financial Officer Pierre Bouchut
Investor Relations Rémy Dumoulin
Investor Relations Alessandra Girolami
Financial Communication Rémy Dumoulin
  • Source: COFISEM - Last update: 01/09/09

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2009 Revenue fell 1.6

The company, second only to U.S.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. among the world's biggest retailers, said it made the net loss in the six months through June, compared to a net profit of euro744 million a year earlier.

Revenue fell 1.6 percent in the first half to euro41.27 billion ($58.88 billion).

New CEO Lars Olofsson, appointed last year to improve performance, said Carrefour is operating in a challenging environment, but that sales were resilient, and the company is on track to meet its 2009 targets.

Carrefour is targeting full-year operating profit of up to euro2.8 billion ($4 billion) if current sales trends continue. In the first half, operating profit -- what Carrefour calls activity contribution -- fell 28 percent to euro1 billion ($1.43 billion).

Results from July and August showed no change in the economic environment, Chief Financial Officer Pierre Bouchut said on a conference call.

In the first half, Carrefour said it gained market share in France, which accounts for about 40 percent of sales, even through revenue fell by 3.6 percent there.

The world's No. 2 retailer plans to spend euro600 million ($856 million) this year on promotions and other discounting to build market share. Olofsson has said his priority is to improve performance in France, where it launched a new low-cost range of products called Carrefour Discount this year.

Carrefour booked euro511 million ($730 million) in charges in the first half, including euro60 million ($85 million) in restructuring charges and a euro400 million ($570 million) impairment charge after adjusting for the market value of Italian company Finiper, in which Carrefour owns a 20 percent stake and which it may be forced to buy under a put option.

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