OJSC “Company “M.video” reports 36% Q4 2010 retail sales growth.

18.01.2011 11:30

OJSC “Company “M.video” (RTS, MICEX: MVID), Russia’s leading consumer electronics retailer, announced today its unaudited retail sales, like-for-like sales (LfL) and expansion results for the full year and the 4th quarter of 2010.

  • Q4 2010 Highlights:

  • Retail sales increased 36%
  • Like-for-like sales increased by 18%
  • Net cash position exceeded 6 billion RUB
  • 24 new stores opened, total space of 54,000 sq. m added

    FY 2010 Highlights:

  • Retail sales increased 23%
  • Like-for-like sales increased by 9%
  • 44 new stores opened, total space reached 564,000 sq. m

In FY 2010 M.video retail sales reached 102.3 billion Russian rubles (RUB), including VAT, demonstrating 23% growth as compared to FY 2009. The Company’s LfL sales in FY 2010 also increased by 9% year-on-year.

In Q4 2010 M.video retail sales increased by 36% in RUB terms as compared to Q4 2009 while LfL sales grew year-on-year by 18% in RUB terms as compared to Q4 2009.

M.video opened 44 new stores in 2010 (24 new stores in Q4 2010), while closing 2 stores. The total number of the Company’s supermarkets reached 219 stores as of December 31st, 2010 located in 86 cities of Russia. The total space of M.video stores amounted to 564,000 sq. m as of December 31st, 2010, demonstrating more than 20% increase as compared to FY 2009 results. The Company entered 14 new cities throughout 2010.

The group’s net cash position as of December 31st, 2010 amounted to over RUB 6 billion.

Alexander Tynkovan, President and CEO of OJSC “Company “M.video”, said: "We achieved many milestones in 2010. We broke through the 100 billion rubles sales mark for the first time in our history. We also opened our high of 44 stores in one year. These achievements show that the M.video brand is trusted by both customers and landlords and we are the best place to shop for innovative consumer electronics”.

He also stated: “We are quite optimistic about our group’s performance in 2011. We believe that an improving customers’ confidence and growing demand on consumer electronics in the Russian market going along with our ambitious expansion strategy will bring more benefits to M.video as one of the best and leading companies in this sector”.

Summary of the full year and the 4th quarter 2010 performance:

Retail Sales Performance*
 FY 2010FY 2009% change y-o-yQ4 2010Q4 2009% change y-o-y
RUB million, with VAT102 29782 98223%35 07625 77236%
RUB million, without VAT86 69270 32423%29 72521 84136%
LfL Sales Performance**
 FY 2010 LfL Dynamics, %Q4 2010 LfL Dynamics, %
Russian rubles9%18%
 As of 31 December 2010As of 31 December 2009New 2010% change
Total space, sq. m564 000467 00097 000***20,8%

* - comparative 2009 numbers are based on the reported audit results.
** - LfL data is based upon a comparison of stores open at January 1, 2009 and not closed for more than two weeks or permanently, or expanded or downsized by >20% of total space.
*** - net of closing 2 stores