Advertisement
UK markets close in 4 hours 24 minutes
  • FTSE 100

    7,683.68
    -22.60 (-0.29%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    19,119.32
    -60.24 (-0.31%)
     
  • AIM

    747.44
    -0.33 (-0.04%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1694
    -0.0013 (-0.11%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.2699
    +0.0026 (+0.21%)
     
  • Bitcoin GBP

    40,221.50
    -464.83 (-1.14%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    885.54
    0.00 (0.00%)
     
  • S&P 500

    5,088.80
    +1.77 (+0.03%)
     
  • DOW

    39,131.53
    +62.43 (+0.16%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    76.16
    -0.33 (-0.43%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    2,040.70
    -8.70 (-0.42%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    39,233.71
    +135.01 (+0.35%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    16,634.74
    -91.12 (-0.54%)
     
  • DAX

    17,427.01
    +7.68 (+0.04%)
     
  • CAC 40

    7,940.82
    -25.86 (-0.32%)
     

Casino Group: 2022 fourth quarter and full-year net sales

Groupe Casino
Groupe Casino

2022 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR NET SALES

Strong growth in Latin America; accelerated expansion in France

Consolidated net sales growth in 2022 driven by Latin America and buoyant formats in France in an inflationary environment

  • Consolidated net sales: €33.6bn (+5.2% on a same-store basis, +10% as reported)

  • France Retail: up +1.5% on a same-store basis, with a solid performance from convenience (+6.6%) and Franprix (+3.4%)

  • Cdiscount: improvement in the business mix with a marketplace GMV contribution of 52% (+6 pts) in a contracting e-commerce market

  • Latin America: up +12% on a same-store basis (+23% as reported), with excellent performances from Assaí (+31% as reported1, +10% on a same-store basis1) and Grupo Éxito (+21% as reported1, +21% on a same-store basis1)

Q4 2022: strong growth in Latin America, stability in France

  • Consolidated net sales: €9.2bn (+4.4% on a same-store basis, +10% as reported)

  • France Retail: same-store sales remained stable (+0.1%), with growth in Parisian banners (Franprix +5.5%, Monoprix +1.8%) and convenience (+4.4%)

  • Cdiscount: acceleration in the marketplace, which accounted for 54% of total GMV (+9 pts)

  • Latin America: up +12% on a same-store basis (+24% as reported), with excellent performances from Assaí (+38% as reported1, +11% on a same-store basis1) and Grupo Éxito (+18% as reported1, +16% on a same-store basis1)

Success of the expansion strategy in France

  • 879 stores were opened in convenience formats in 2022, exceeding the 800-store target, 352 of which were opened in Q4 – mainly under franchise

  • In all, newly opened stores and new affiliates in convenience or supermarket formats in 2022 represented gross sales under banner of more than €500m on a full-year basis

Consolidated net sales by segment

Q4 2022/Q4 2021 change

2022/2021

 

Net sales (in €m)

 

Change

 

Change

 

Q4 2022

Total

Organic2

Same-store2

2022

Total

Organic2

Same-store2

 

France Retail

3,636

-0.3%

-0.9%

+0.1%

14,205

+1.0%

+0.4%

+1.5%

 

Cdiscount

451

-23.8%

-23.8%

-23.8%

1,620

-20.2%

-20.5%

-20.5%

 

Total France

4,087

-3.6%

-4.4%

-5.1%

15,825

-1.7%

-2.4%

-2.6%

 

Latam Retail

5,068

+23.7%

+13.4%

+12.0%

17,785

+23.1%

+10.5%

+12.3%

 

GROUP TOTAL

9,155

+9.8%

+4.6%

+4.4%

33,610

+10.0%

+3.8%

+5.2%

 

Cdiscount GMV3

940

-22.2%

n.a.

n.a.

3,497

-16.8%

n.a.

n.a.

 

In the fourth quarter of 2022, the currency effect stood at +5.7%, the fuel effect was +0.4%, the calendar effect was -0.2% and changes in scope of consolidation had a negative impact of -0.7%.

In 2022, the currency effect stood at +6.4%, the fuel effect was +0.3%, the calendar effect was -0.2% and changes in scope of consolidation had a negative impact of -0.3%.

Consolidated net sales in France by banner

 

Q4 2022/Q4 2021

2022/2021

Net sales by banner (in €m)

T4
2022

Change

2022

Change

Total

Organic4

Same-store4

Total

Organic4

Same-store4

Hypermarkets

756

-15.9%5

-6.1%

-6.2%

3,091

-10.2%2

-1.0%

-0.1%

Supermarkets

886

+15.5%2

-6.7%

-4.0%

3,402

+13.5%2

-2.2%

-0.4%

Convenience & Other6

434

+2.1%

-0.9%

+4.5%

1,842

+3.1%

+1.4%

+6.6%

o/w Convenience7

342

+4.7%

+5.6%

+4.4%

1,507

+8.0%

+8.8%

+6.6%

Monoprix

1,179

-1.0%

+4.2%

+1.8%

4,393

-0.3%

+1.8%

+1.2%

Franprix

381

+4.3%

+4.6%

+5.5%

1,477

+2.7%

+3.5%

+3.4%

FRANCE RETAIL

3,636

-0.3%

-0.9%

+0.1%

14,205

+1.0%

+0.4%

+1.5%

Gross sales under banner in France

TOTAL ESTIMATED GROSS SALES
UNDER BANNER (in €m, including fuel)

Change
(incl. calendar effects)

 

Q4 2022

Q4 2022

FY 2022

Hypermarkets

840

-11.4%

-6.9%

Supermarkets

925

+12.6%

+10.7%

Convenience & Other

629

+4.6%

+2.4%

o/w Convenience

537

+9.8%

+7.8%

Monoprix

1,251

+0.6%

+0.9%

Franprix

454

+7.9%

+4.1%

TOTAL FRANCE

4,098

+1.6%

+1.7%

Sales for the France Retail segment in 2022 amounted to €14,205m, up +1.5% on a same-store basis. Q4 same-store sales remained stable (+0.1%) at €3,636m.

The quarter saw a significant ramp-up in the expansion strategy for convenience formats, related in particular to the arrival of master franchisees in October (Magne, Bérard, etc.). The Group opened 352 new stores in convenience formats during the quarter (Franprix, Spar, Vival, etc.) and 879 new stores over the year, exceeding its initial target of 800 new store openings in 2022.

The Group also accelerated its pace of converting traditional Géant hypermarkets into Casino Hyper Frais stores, with 32 new conversions completed in Q4 (after 15 conversions in Q3 and 4 in Q2), bringing the total number of converted stores to 51 at end-2022. The remaining 10 hypermarkets will be converted into the Casino Hyper Frais format in H1 2023.

This strategy is reflected in increased customer loyalty, with the success of subscriptions in the Casino, Monoprix and Naturalia banners. The Group had more than 370,000 paying subscribers at end-2022 (300,000 at end-June 2022).

The food E-commerce segment reported +8% growth in net sales for the quarter.

Business review by banner:

  • Monoprix8 net sales grew by +1.2% on a same-store basis throughout 2022 and by +1.8% in Q4. Monoprix City and Monop' stores recorded same-store sales growth of +2.8% and a +4% increase in customer traffic over the quarter, buoyed by strong momentum at Monop' (+9% on a same-store basis with a +10% rise in customer traffic). The banner further expanded its store network during the quarter, with 16 new store openings, bringing the total number of store openings over the year to 54, mainly under franchise. Monoprix plans to accelerate its expansion, with almost 100 store openings planned for 2023, primarily under the Monop' banner.

  • Franprix sales were up by +3.4% on a same-store basis over the year and by +5.5% for the quarter, driven by good momentum in customer traffic (+5.4%), sales of Leader Price products (representing 8.5% of sales in Q4, with a target share of 10% in 2023) and the accelerated growth of e-commerce. Gross sales under banner rose by +7.9% over the quarter (+4.1% over the year). The expansion strategy in target areas (Paris and the Ile de France region, the Rhône-Alpes region and the northern Mediterranean region) continued, with 33 new stores opened during the quarter and three new master franchise agreements signed in December. Over the year as a whole, the banner opened 181 stores, including 136 in Ile de France (960 stores in the Ile de France network at end-2022). The banner plans to maintain this pace of new store openings in 2023 and step up its strategy in H1 2023 of attracting independent retailers to the franchise network.

  • Convenience net sales grew by +6.6% on a same-store basis over the year and by +4.4% in Q4, driven by the appeal of a format suited to customer needs in high-growth areas. Gross sales under banner rose by +9.8% over the quarter (+7.8% over the year). Store network expansion accelerated over the quarter, with 306 store openings, including 161 points of sale in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions, corresponding to the arrival in October of master franchisees (Magne, Bérard, etc.). A total of 652 stores were opened in 2022, i.e. almost two stores per day.

  • After expanding in the first nine months of the year, Casino Supermarkets and Hypermarkets experienced a reverse trend in Q4, due to a more difficult competitive environment late in the year, in which the Group controlled its spending on promotions and communication. Supermarkets nevertheless enjoyed solid growth of +7.3% in gross sales under franchised formats over the quarter (of which +2% on a same-store basis). In light of the above, the priority in Q1 2023 is to:

    • Implement price and promotional policies adjustments in both banners (launched in December);

    • Step up targeted sales strategies for Leader Price products, which saw +95% growth in Q4 in Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, with: (i) introduction of a core selection of 2,000 Leader Price products (85% of the range secured to date), (ii) deployment of “shops-in-shops” (300 to 1,200 product listings) and in-store corners (50 to 300 product listings), with the aim of respectively opening 23 and 200 “shops-in-shops” in hypermarkets and supermarkets and expanding 150 corners in supermarkets by the end of Q1, and (iii) target 18 Leader Price store openings in Q1 2023;

    • Roll out an expansion strategy in 2023, including the arrival in H1 of new franchise partners previously affiliated with other networks, and a plan to franchise part of the network.

Cdiscount9

Cdiscount is accelerating its transformation towards a profitable business model:

  • Sharp increase in Cdiscount’s gross margin, up to 23.2% of net sales in 2022 (+1.3 pt year on year, +5.4 pts versus 2019), driven by an improved business mix in favour of marketplace GMV, which accounted for 54% of total GMV in Q4 (+9 pts) and 52% over the year (+6 pts year on year, +13 pts versus 2019);

  • €191m in marketplace revenues in 2022 (-2% year on year), up +28% on 2019, with a solid and steady increase in the GMV take rate10 to 16.2% (+0.7 pt year on year, +1.7 pt on 2019);

  • Continued development of digital marketing, with revenues up +5% over the year (x1.8 versus 2019). The GMV take rate10 has risen steadily over the last few years, reaching 3.1% in 2022 (+0.7 pt versus 2021, +1.6 pt versus 2019);

  • B2B business growth remains a major source of long-term value creation. Octopia reported +66% growth in B2B revenues in 2022, with 14 new clients over the year for its turnkey marketplace solution. It had a total of 26 clients at the end of 2022, of which 17 are already live on the platform;

  • The cost savings plan targeting €75m on a full-year basis by end-2023 is ongoing, outperforming the objectives initially set. It generated €47m in savings in 2022 (a €29m decrease in general expenses and an €18m decrease in capital expenditure), or €17m more than the expected savings.

Key figures (in €m)

2022

2021

Reported growth

Organic growth

Total GMV including tax11

3,497

4,206

-16.8%

-14.5%

o/w direct sales

1,340

1,840

-27.2%

 

o/w marketplace sales

1,421

1,518

-6.4%

 

Marketplace contribution (%)

51.5%

45.2%

+6.3 pts

 

Marketplace revenues12

191

196

-2.2%

 

Digital marketing revenues12

71

68

+5.4%

 

Octopia B2B revenues12

19

11

+66.4%

 

Net sales12

1,700

2,163

-21.4%

-20.7%

Cnova published its FY 2022 results on 22 February 2022, before market opening.

Latam Retail

The Group's net sales in Latin America (Assaí, GPA Brazil and Grupo Éxito) rose by a total of +23.7% as reported during the quarter, by +12.0% on a same-store basis, and by +13.4% on an organic basis. The quarter was shaped once again by excellent performances from Assaí and Grupo Éxito.

Conversion of Extra hypermarkets: the process of converting Extra hypermarkets to Assaí's cash & carry format accelerated in Q4, with 47 conversions in 2022 (of which 33 took place during the quarter), ahead of the 45-conversion target set for H2 2022. GPA also completed the transformation of the Extra hypermarkets not sold to Assaí in 2022, with 23 stores converted into Mercado Extra, Compre Bem and Pão de Açúcar formats.

  • In Brazil, net sales increased by +9.7% on a same-store basis and by +12.2% on an organic basis:

    • Assaí13 reported +38% organic growth for the quarter, led by solid same-store net sales (+10.5%) and the excellent performance of the 60 stores opened over the year. In an unsettled macroeconomic environment in Brazil, Assaí won significant market share and exceeded expectations in terms of network expansion, with (i) a new record of 60 store openings in 2022, ahead of the initial target of 52 openings and (ii) outperformance of the 47 converted stores, which are already among the best performers in terms of customer traffic, thereby confirming the high expectations of the conversion project;

    • GPA Brazil13 sales were up by +7.3% on a same-store basis, a sequential improvement on Q3 (+6.6%). Excluding the hypermarket closure effect, the year-on-year growth in online sales came out at +7%.

      • Convenience formats recorded double-digit same-store net sales growth of +17.3%, thanks to increased traffic in high density areas;

      • The Compre Bem and Mercado Extra banners delivered same-store growth of +4.1%;

      • Pão de Açúcar 's sales increased by +6.7% on a same-store basis, mainly driven by the progress made in the strategy to increase penetration of perishables, as well as the strong growth in basic grocery items.

  • For the sixth consecutive quarter, Grupo Exito13 reported double-digit same-store growth (+16.3%), with solid performances in the three countries in which it operates. Growth was again driven by increased store traffic and the good performance of innovative formats. Omni-channel sales accounted for 9.5% of the total for the quarter.

    • Colombia: +12.1% same-store growth driven by the solid performance of the cash & carry business. The proportion of omnichannel sales in the country increased by +0.5 pt year on year to represent 11.9% of total sales in the quarter;

    • Uruguay: sales up +13.7% on a same-store basis;

    • Argentina: same-store sales up +95%, outpacing inflation (around +76% during the quarter).

Assaí published its 2022 earnings on 15 February 2023 after market closing.
GPA and Grupo Éxito published their 2022 earnings on 27 February 2023 after market closing.

Store network

FRANCE

31 Dec. 2021

31 March 2022

30 June 2022

30 Sept. 2022

31 Dec. 2022

Géant Casino/Hyper Frais HM

95

97

77

77

77

o/w French franchised affiliates

3

3

3

3

3

International affiliates

7

9

9

9

9

Casino Supermarkets

429

437

464

461

474

o/w French franchised affiliates

61

60

62

63

63

International affiliates

26

27

27

23

24

Monoprix (Monop’, Naturalia, etc.)

838

842

853

849

858

o/w franchised affiliates

206

215

226

235

255

Naturalia integrated stores

198

198

194

183

181

Naturalia franchises

51

51

55

63

65

Franprix

942

978

1,035

1,069

1,098

o/w franchises

614

649

711

747

775

Franprix banner

782

799

822

836

864

Other banners (Marché d’à côté, etc.)

160

179

213

233

234

Convenience
o/w Vival
o/w Spar
o/w Petit Casino and similar
o/w oil companies
o/w affiliates
o/w other convenience outlets14

5,728
1,724
898
946
1,370
90
700

5,859
1,762
903
985
1,393
92
724

5,960
1,779
908
1,019
1,400
92
762

6,060
1,786
913
1,043
1,414
94
810

6,313
1,978
951
1,048
1,422
100
814

Leader Price15

68

68

65

63

66

Other businesses16

222

223

216

218

221

Total France

8,322

8,504

8,670

8,797

9,107


INTERNATIONAL

31 Dec. 2021

31 March 2022

30 June 2022

30 Sept. 2022

31 Dec. 2022

ARGENTINA

25

25

26

29

33

Libertad hypermarkets

15

15

16

14

14

DI Libertad

0

0

0

5

9

Mini Libertad and Petit Libertad mini-supermarkets

10

10

10

10

10

URUGUAY

94

93

93

92

96

Géant hypermarkets

2

2

2

2

2

Disco supermarkets

30

30

30

30

30

Devoto supermarkets

24

24

24

24

26

Devoto Express mini-supermarkets

36

35

35

34

36

Möte

2

2

2

2

2

BRAZIL

1,021

917

914

932

998

Assaí (cash & carry)

212

216

220

233

263

Extra hypermarkets

72

31

21

5

3

Pão de Açúcar supermarkets

181

181

179

190

194

Extra supermarkets

146

146

149

153

154

Compre Bem

28

28

30

30

29

Mini Mercado Extra & Minuto Pão de Açúcar mini-supermarkets

240

241

241

247

281

Drugstores

68

0

0

0

0

+ Service stations

74

74

74

74

74

COLOMBIA

2,063

2,036

2,049

2,068

2,155

Éxito hypermarkets

91

91

91

91

94

Éxito and Carulla supermarkets

158

153

153

153

154

Super Inter supermarkets

61

60

60

60

60

Surtimax (discount)

1,632

1,619

1,634

1,652

1,733

o/w “Aliados”

1,560

1,549

1,564

1,585

1,663

B2B

36

37

41

42

46

Éxito Express and Carulla Express mini-supermarkets

85

76

70

70

68

Total Latin America

3,203

3,071

3,082

3,121

3,282

APPENDICES – OTHER INFORMATION

Main changes in scope

  • Conversion of 20 Géant Casino hypermarkets into Casino supermarkets on 1 May 2022

  • Sale of Sarenza on 1 October 2022 (Monoprix)

Exchange rate

AVERAGE EXCHANGE RATES

2021

2022

Currency effect

Brazil (EUR/BRL)

6.3797

5.4376

+17.3%

Colombia (EUR/COP) (x 1,000)

4.4265

4.4718

-1.0%

Uruguay (EUR/UYP)

51.5217

43.3788

+18.8%

Argentina17 (EUR/ARS)

116.7629

190.4643

-38.7%

Analyst and investor contacts
-
Christopher Welton + 33 (0)1 53 65 64 17 – cwelton.exterieur@groupe-casino.fr

or
+ 33 (0)1 53 65 24 17 – IR_Casino@groupe-casino.fr

Press contacts
-
Casino Group – Communications Department

Stéphanie Abadie + 33 (0)6 26 27 37 05 – sabadie@groupe-casino.fr

or
+ 33(0)1 53 65 24 78 – directiondelacommunication@groupe-casino.fr

-

Agence IMAGE 7

Karine Allouis +33 (0)1 53 70 74 84 – kallouis@image7.fr

Laurent Poinsot + 33(0)6 80 11 73 52 – lpoinsot@image7.fr

Disclaimer

This press release was prepared solely for information purposes, and should not be construed as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell securities or related financial instruments. Likewise, it does not provide and should not be treated as providing investment advice. It has no connection with the specific investment objectives, financial situation or needs of any receiver. No representation or warranty, either express or implied, is provided in relation to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information contained herein. Recipients should not consider it as a substitute for the exercise of their own judgement. All the opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.


1 Data published by the subsidiary
2 Excluding fuel and calendar effects
3 Data published by the subsidiary, GMV including tax
4 Excluding fuel and calendar effects
5 Total growth including the conversion of 20 hypermarkets into supermarkets
6 Miscellaneous: mainly Geimex
7 Convenience segment net sales on a same-store basis include the same-store performance of franchised stores
8 Monoprix City including e-commerce, Monop' and Naturalia
9 Data published by Cnova NV. The reported figures present all revenues generated by Cdiscount, including its technical goods sales in Casino Group’s hypermarkets and supermarkets
10 Calculated as revenues divided by product GMV excluding tax
11 Gross merchandise volume (GMV) includes, including tax, sales of merchandise, other revenues and the marketplace’s sales volume based on confirmed and shipped orders and the sales volume of services and Octopia
12 Excluding tax
13 Data published by the subsidiaries – GPA same-store changes excluding gas stations
14 Outlets under specific banners with a Casino supply contract
15 Leader Price stores in France. Leader Price international franchises (Geimex) are recorded in "Other activities"
16 Other activities include Geimex and 3C Cameroon stores
17 Pursuant to the application of IAS 29, the exchange rate used to convert the Argentina figures corresponds to the rate at the reporting date

Attachment