MADRID | The Corner | The world’s largest clothing retailer Inditex posted a net benefit of €928 million in the first fiscal semester (February 1 to July 31), 2.4% less than a year before due a strong euro, new store openings and renovation costs. And yet, it managed to incresase sales at its more than 6,400 stores rose 5.6 percent to €8.1 billion. The firm, which has outperformed many of its rivals during the economic crisis, will share a dividend of €0.242 euros on Nov 3.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Spanish Ibex 35 welcomes the week over 10,500 points. “Ukraine showdown and macro numbers will hatch investors’ attention,” Link experts point out. Bankia analysts “see the positive influence of Chinese government statement about share, bond and raw material markets supporting measures. Markets also await remaining corporate results and European countries inflation.” Last week’s Mr Draghi’s words were crucial to stop euro appreciation- the currency is likely to keep going down.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Inditex is pushing Spanish Ibex 35 upwards today as its growth reaches maturity stage. The owner of Zara is working to reduce operative costs. However, its shareholders will get a 10% higher dividend. Bankinter considers the Spanish firm results to be somewhat weak. Euro’s strengh, slow domestic recovery, emerging countries slowdown could explain such underperformance.
MADRID | By Tania Suárez | Spanish company Inditex –Zara’s group and the world’s largest clothes retailer- published its first semester fiscal year results on Wednesday. After years of amazing performance, the firm seems to be losing market – it posted a 6% rise in sales to €7.7 billion, compared with a 17% rise in the same period last year.
MADRID | The textile giant from Galicia has increased its stock capitalisation from $35 million in March of 2008 to $83 million in five years. Regarding Santander, its market value grew from $71 million against $125 million, according to a report by PwC.
MADRID | By Julia Pastor | The Spanish company’s net profit in 1Q13 came to €438 M, which means a growth of 2% compared to last year same period , when Inditex exceded all expectations. Net sales rose by 5% to €3,59 Bn. Its financial position remains solid with € 3,66 Bn.
BERLIN | Pull&Bear is joining Zara, Massimo Dutti, Zara Home and Bershka which already operate in this market, where Inditex Group has presence from 1999.
MADRID | The Spanish group opened 360 stores so far in 2012, boosting the worldwide total to 5,887 stores in 86 markets. Store sales in constant currency terms rose by 15% between 1 August and 9 December.
Spain’s Inditex has opened the first Massimo Dutti store in the US, which also is the largest of that brand–it has 600 worldwide. It was launched online, too.
The Spanish Group approached the €1 billion net profit mark in the first six months of the year, surpassing analysts expectations. Although growth comes from non-domestic demand, investment in Spain will reach €450 million.