Yoox Net-A-Porter Group reports fast growth in first combined results

The new expanded Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has reported rapid growth in its first results as a combined company.

The standalone Yoox group said net revenues rose to €439.4 million (£310.2 million) in the nine months to September 30, 20 per cent ahead compared to the same time in the previous year. When Net-A-Porter’s  figures were added in, sales rose to €1.2 billion (£0.8 billion), 32.2 per cent ahead of last time.

Earnings before interest, tax and asset writedowns came to €29.6 million (£20.9 million), 5.5 per cent ahead of last time, for the standalone Yoox business. For the combined business, the figure was €82.2 million (£58.0 million), 40.7 per cent up on last time.

The company now aims to expand to serve a wider audience, creating a shared virtual global inventory that will underpin sales across the group’s online stores and markets and save money at the same time. It also plans to extend Net-A-Porter’s editorial and brand marketing capabilities across the group.

Chief executive Federico Marchetti said integration work was progressing very well, and Yoox Net-A-Porter Group is exceptionally positioned to deliver on its significant potential.

“The synergies of the merger have exceeded our expectations and based on the detailed work of our teams we have raised our target from €60 million to €85 million. I am thrilled with this result as it is testament to the strategic rationale of this game-changing merger. We are just at the beginning of making our vision a truly exciting reality.”