Groupe SEB releases its 2022 Half-year Sales and Results.

First-half sales: €3,666m; +1.6%, -2.3% LFL*
Second quarter sales: €1,750m; -0.4%, -5.1% LFL*
First-half Operating Result from Activity (ORFA): €199m, -€121m vs 2021
Second quarter ORFA: €59m; -€63m vs 2021
Profit attributable to owners of the parent: €72m, -€79m vs 2021
Net financial debt at June 30, 2022: €2,447m, up €597m vs June 30, 2021 (inventory building to address supply chain tensions)
Full-year assumptions revised:
Overall stable 2022 sales vs 2021
Operating margin from activity in the range of 8% to 8.5%
* LFL: like-for-like (at constant exchange rates and scope) – Changes vs 2021.
2022 started in a favorable environment, which deteriorated in the second quarter, with the war ongoing in Ukraine, currency volatility and the acceleration in inflation.
Sales were resilient, driven by an excellent performance in China and by the solid momentum in the Professional business. As in 2021, the Group absorbs the impact of headwinds while the operating profitability is temporarily hit by the combined effect of the slowdown in second-quarter business in Europe and the continuation of investments already undertaken.
We keep on fueling our growth pillars: China, where we will exceed €2bn revenue this year, with great development prospects ahead; the Professional activity which is paving the way for new buoyant and profitable markets; innovation and digitization, which represent fundamentals in our businesses.
We do not expect any significant improvement in the economic situation before year-end in mature countries. This leads us to target for the full year overall stable sales and an operating margin in the range of 8% to 8.5%.
I know I can count on the commitment and agility of our teams throughout the world to pursue our strategy of profitable growth.
Stanislas DE GRAMONT, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe SEB

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