Robinsons Retail boosts income by nearly 10 per cent

Robinsons Retail Holdings has boosted net income by 9.8 per cent in the first nine months of this year, to PHP 3.8 billion (US$70.97 million).

The improvement followed on from a 13.1 per cent increase in sales for the period, to PHP 91.8 billion ($1.71 billion) which the company said was due to “robust” same-store sales growth of 6.6 per cent across all store formats, along with a contribution from new stores.

Same-store sales rose by 8.6 per cent in the company’s supermarkets division, which accounts for 46.5 per cent of the group’s total turnover, and by 7.8 per cent in specialty stores and 6.1 per cent in DIY. Same-store sales in the convenience divison rose by 4.5 per cent, in drugstores by a more modest 2.9 per cent and department stores 2.4 per cent.

Excluding franchised branches of The Generics Pharmacy, Robinsons Retail ended September with 1778 stores, comprising 158 supermarkets, 51 department stores, 206 DIY stores, 496 convenience stores, 499 drugstores and 368 specialty stores. Gross floor area increased by 9 per cent year on year to 1.199 million square meters.

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