DGAP-News: Deutsche EuroShop AG / Key word(s): Quarter Results/Interim Report
Deutsche EuroShop: Operational growth and non-recurring tax effect provide significant boost to results in first quarter of 2019
Hamburg, 15 May 2019 - Shopping center investor Deutsche EuroShop recorded revenue of EUR56.2 million in the first three months of the 2019 financial year, up slightly by 0.3 % on the prior-year period. Net operating income (NOI) climbed 1.0 % to EUR50.6 million, and EBIT 0.6 % to EUR49.3 million.
Results in the first quarter were additionally influenced by a positive non-recurring effect. As part of pending appeal proceedings, the Grand Senate of the Federal Fiscal Court (BFH) ruled that it is possible to claim the "extended trade tax deduction" for investments in partnerships that are purely engaged in asset management, such as those held by Deutsche EuroShop. "This decision revises an earlier BFH judgement dating back to 2010, on the basis of which Deutsche EuroShop was denied the exemption of income from trade tax," explains CEO Wilhelm Wellner. "Given the recent decision, we expect that our appeals against the relevant tax assessments from previous years will be granted and that we will receive reimbursements totalling EUR9.7 million."
The solid operating earnings, interest savings arising from favourable refinancing arrangements, and one-off interest income in connection with an expected tax refund boosted earnings before taxes and excluding measurement gains/losses by 7.2 % to EUR42.3 million. Consolidated profit including the expected tax refund was up 29.8 % from EUR30.4 million to EUR39.4 million.
Earnings per share calculated according to EPRA (EPRA earnings) rose to EUR0.77, equating to an increase of 28.3 % (+2.9 % excluding effects from the current BFH decision). Funds from operations (FFO) adjusted for non-recurring effects were 1.6 % higher at EUR 38.4 million, with FFO per share climbing from EUR0.61 to EUR0.62.
Deutsche EuroShop is standing by its recent forecasts for financial year 2019, and expects:
The company envisages paying a dividend of EUR1.55 per share for 2019.
The full quarterly statement is available as a PDF document and in ePaper format. It can be downloaded from www.deutsche-euroshop.com/ir
Deutsche EuroShop will hold a conference call for analysts in English at 10:00 a.m. (CEST) on Thursday, 16 May 2019, which will be carried out as a live webcast on www.deutsche-euroshop.com/ir
Deutsche EuroShop is the only public company in Germany to invest solely in shopping centers in prime locations. The MDAX-listed company currently has investments in 21 shopping centers in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The portfolio includes the Main-Taunus-Zentrum near Frankfurt, the Altmarkt-Galerie in Dresden and the Galeria Baltycka in Gdansk, among many others.
|Company:||Deutsche EuroShop AG|
|Phone:||+49 (0)40 413 579-0|
|Fax:||+49 (0)40 413 579-29|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange|
|EQS News ID:||811815|
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