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The Body Shop reveals 1.7% sales rise to £797.5m in its 2018 financial year

Full-year EBITDA climbs by 62%

 UK like-for-like sales increased 2.3%


The Body Shop has revealed a sales uptick amid a 62 per cent climb in full-year operating profit.

The beauty retailer has posted a 1.7 per cent sales rise to £797.5 million for its 2018 financial year, driven by a 1.8 per cent increase in like-for-likes across non-franchise stores.

The Body Shop’s like-for-like sales increased 2.3 per cent in the UK during the period and were up by 2.5 per cent in the fourth quarter.

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Meanwhile, net revenue went up by 36 per cent to £2.7 billion.

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The retailer’s underlying operating income increased 17.3 per cent to £260 million in the period.

“With double-digit growth in revenue, adjusted EBITDA and net income and strong free-cashflow generation, Natura’s performance in the fourth quarter caps its first full year of existence with a very strong note,” said Roberto Marques, executive chairman of parent company Natura & Co.

Source: Retail Gazette

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