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Inditex Group H1 net sales increased 7%

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Christian Fernsby |
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Inditex Group   In local currencies, sales growth was 7%

Inditex Group net sales increased 7% in the first half of 2019 (1 February - 31 July), topping €12.82 billion for the first time.

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In local currencies, sales growth was 7%.

Momentum in like-for-like sales growth remained strong, at 5%, underpinned growth across all brands and regions, stores and online.

The solid business performance drove first-half net profit to €1.55 billion, reflecting year-on-year growth of 10% (1H18: €1.41 billion).

This figure includes the impact of the new lease accounting standard, IFRS 16, without which profit growth would have been 7%.

Similarly, EBITDA and EBIT, which registered year-onyear growth of 47% and 14%, respectively, would have increased 8% and 7% in the absence of the new standard.

The group maintained its strong cash generation: the net cash position increased 13% to a record €6.73 billion.


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