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Trading Statement

Released 07:00 17-Jan-2013
Number 7317V07

RNS Number : 7317V
ASOS PLC
17 January 2013
 



 

 

ASOS plc

Global Online Fashion Store

 

Trading Statement for the month ended 31 December 2012

 





£'000s

December 2012

December 2011

Increase

UK retail sales

35,660

26,639

34%

   US retail sales

6,232

4,065

53%

   EU retail sales

18,443

11,207

65%

   ROW retail sales

17,726

13,531

31%

Total International retail sales

42,401

28,803

47%

Total retail sales

78,061

55,442

41%





Total group revenues*

79,788

57,076

40%

* Includes retail sales, delivery receipts and third party revenues

 

Period Highlights

·      Retail sales +41% year on year (UK +34%, International +47%)

·      International sales 54% of total (52% last year)

·      Retail gross margin down 29bps on prior year (December 2011 +230bps)

·      2 million orders despatched (+40% year on year)

·      5.6 million active customers* at 31 December 2012 (+40% year on year)

 

Nick Robertson, CEO, commented:

 

""I am pleased to report very strong trading during December with retail sales up 41% to £78m.

 

"Our UK performance was particularly strong at +34%, which continues to be driven by better conversion of traffic alongside continued investment in both our proposition and pricing. Our International business grew by a healthy +47%.

 

"We remain positive in our outlook for 2012/13 as we continue our journey to becoming the number one online fashion destination for twenty-somethings, globally."

 

17 January 2013

 

*Defined as having shopped in the last 12 months

 



 

For further information:

 

ASOS plc

 

Tel: 020 7756 1000

Nick Robertson, Chief Executive 


Nick Beighton, Finance Director

Greg Feehely, Head of Investor Relations






 

College Hill

 

Tel: 020 7457 2020

Matthew Smallwood / Justine Warren / Jamie Ramsay 

 



 

JPMorgan Cazenove 

 

Tel: 020 7742 4000

Luke Bordewich / Gina Gibson 




 

Numis Securities

 

Tel: 020 7260 1000

Alex Ham


 

Background note

 

ASOS is a global online fashion and beauty retailer and offers over 60,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and beauty with approximately 1,500 new product lines being introduced each week.

 

Aimed at fashion forward twenty-somethings globally, ASOS attracts 23.7 million unique visitors a month (December 2011 18.5 million) and as at 31 December 2012 had 10.5 million registered users (31 December 2011: 7.0 million) and 5.6 million active customers* (31 December 2011: 4.0 million) from 160 countries.

 

*Defined as having shopped in the last 12 months

 

www.asos.com 

 

www.us.asos.com

 

www.asos.de

 

www.asos.fr

 

www.asos.com/au

 

www.asos.it

 

www.asos.es

 

m.asos.com

 

marketplace.asos.com

 

fashionfinder.asos.com

 

 

 


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