Trading update for Q3 2013/14

Matas A/S
Company Announcement

Trading update for Q3 2013/14

Company announcement 34

Allerød, 2014-01-07 20:30 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In this trading update, Matas
A/S provides an update on revenue performance in the third quarter of the
2013/14 financial year, which includes the Christmas trade. The update also
includes a comment on earnings in October and November 2013. 

The good performance continued in the third quarter of 2013/14, and our
guidance for revenue and earnings for the full year 2013/14 is retained. 

Total revenue for Q3 2013/14 (three months ended 31 December 2013) was DKK
1,019 million, which was 6.6% higher than in the same period of 2012/13. The
like-for-like growth rate for our own stores was 5.5% in Q3 2013/14. This
brings the like-for-like growth rate for the first nine months of 2013/14 to

The EBIT margin achieved in October and November 2013 was in line with
expectations. The figure for December 2013 is not yet available. A revaluation
of Club Matas points capitalized on the balance sheet is expected to a have
small negative effect on the EBIT margin in Q3 2013/14. 

The date of release of the interim report for Q3 2013/14 is still 21 February

Matas A/S