EQS-Adhoc: HelloFresh SE narrows revenue growth outlook and lowers adjusted EBITDA (“AEBITDA”) outlook for the fiscal year 2023

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HelloFresh SE narrows revenue growth outlook and lowers adjusted EBITDA (“AEBITDA”) outlook for the fiscal year 2023

15-Nov-2023 / 17:58 CET/CEST
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HelloFresh SE narrows revenue growth outlook and lowers adjusted EBITDA (“AEBITDA”) outlook for the fiscal year 2023

 

International Securities Identification Number (ISIN): DE000A161408
German Securities Code (WKN): A16140
Ticker Symbol: HFG
LEI: 391200ZAF4V6XD2M9G57
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt am Main (Prime Standard)

Berlin, 15 November 2023 – In the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2023 to date, HelloFresh SE (“Company”) has experienced in its North America segment somewhat lower revenue growth and higher expenses than previously anticipated.

 

The lower revenue figure is partly driven by (i) fewer new customer acquisitions of the Company’s US mealkit brand HelloFresh versus expectations in certain key weeks of the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2023 and especially by (ii) a slower than initially planned ramp-up of the Company’s ready-to-eat production capacity: Over the last few weeks the Company experienced delays in the ramp-up of its new Arizona ready-to-eat facility due to temporary shortages of water supply as well as temporary staffing challenges. In addition, the Company’s existing ready-to-eat production site in Illinois was extra-capacity constrained, as maintenance work planned for the end of October 2023 took longer than initially anticipated.

 

Consequently, the HelloFresh Group experienced lower than anticipated revenue growth and higher operational costs quarter-to-date.

 

The challenges in both ready-to-eat facilities have been largely resolved by now but will result in an adverse profit contribution versus the previous plan and, together with the aforementioned somewhat lower customer acquisitions in the HelloFresh US mealkit brand, in somewhat lower revenue growth for the remainder of the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2023. Quarterly Active Customers consequently will also be somewhat lower than initially anticipated.

 

The above effects are predominantly seen as temporary, and the Company does not expect a meaningful impact from the above on its outlook for the fiscal year 2024.

 

The Company’s International segment has in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2023 to date performed very much in line with plan, both from a revenue and AEBITDA perspective.

 

Against this background, the Company’s management board has decided today to narrow its revenue growth outlook for the fiscal year 2023 for the HelloFresh Group on a constant currency basis from previously between 2% and 8% to now between 2% and 5%. Further, the management board of the Company has decided today to lower its outlook regarding the AEBITDA for the HelloFresh Group for the fiscal year 2023 from previously between EUR 470 million and EUR 540 million to now between EUR 430 million and EUR 470 million (arithmetic average of published broker estimates regarding the AEBITDA of the HelloFresh Group as of 15 November 2023: approx. EUR 495 million).

 

Regarding the definitions of the alternative performance measures AEBITDA and Active Customers, the Company refers to the corresponding definitions in its Annual Report 2022, which has been published on the Company’s website.

 

Competent person for this publication
Dr. Christian Ries
Group General Counsel
HelloFresh SE, Prinzenstraße 89, 10969 Berlin
 
+49 (0) 160 96382504
cr@hellofresh.com
www.hellofreshgroup.com

 

 

Press contact
Saskia Leisewitz
Director Global Corporate Communications
HelloFresh SE, Prinzenstraße 89, 10969 Berlin
 
+49 (+49 (0) 174 72 359 61
sl@hellofresh.com
www.hellofreshgroup.com

 

 

 

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Language: English
Company: HelloFresh SE
Prinzenstraße 89
10969 Berlin
Germany
E-mail: ir@hellofresh.com
Internet: www.hellofreshgroup.com
ISIN: DE000A161408
WKN: A16140
Indices: MDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1774523

 
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