DGAP-News: zooplus AG: Growth in line with forecast during Q1 2012

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zooplus AG: Growth in line with forecast during Q1 2012

20.04.2012 / 07:52

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Munich, April 20, 2012 - zooplus AG (WKN 511170, ISIN DE0005111702, ticker
symbol ZO1), Europe's leading online retailer of pet supplies, generated
total sales of EUR 73.4 million in the first three months of the financial
year 2012 (previous year: EUR 60.6 million) according to preliminary
figures. This represents an increase of 21% year-on-year. Total sales
consist of sales of EUR 70.2 million (previous year: EUR 56.3 million and
up 25% year-on-year) as well as other operating income of EUR 3.2 million
(previous year: EUR 4.3 million). The higher basis of comparison in Q1 2011
regarding other operating income is due to positive one-offs.

Florian Seubert, CFO of zooplus AG, is very satisfied with business
development in the first quarter 2012: 'Looking at the full year 2012, we
are confident of achieving our targets. eCommerce continues to rapidly gain
momentum in the pet supplies segment across Europe. We are aiming to make
the most of this trend by boosting sales further and expanding our European
market leadership position.'

The complete report for the first quarter 2012 will be published by zooplus
AG on May 21, 2012 and made available for download at www.zooplus.de in the
'Investor Relations' section.


Company profile:
zooplus was founded in 1999 and has established itself as Europe's leading
online retailer for pet products, measured by sales and total sales. In
2011, the latter amounted to EUR 257 million and has therefore increased
seven-fold during the last five years. The company's business model has
already been introduced successfully in 20 European countries. zooplus
offers products for all common pet varieties. Its product range comprises


foods (dry and wet pet foods as well as pet food supplements) and pet
accessories such as cat trees, dog baskets and toys in all price
categories. In addition to a selection of over 8,000 products, zooplus
customers benefit from a range of interactive online content and community
features. Pet supplies is a key market segment within the European retail
landscape. In 2011, sales of more than EUR 19 billion were recorded within
the pet supplies industry in the European Union. The ongoing 'humanization'
of pets in key industrialized countries means that pet owners' purchasing
behavior is undergoing profound change and moving towards healthcare,
wellness and other related premium products. In addition, continued strong
growth is expected for eCommerce in Europe per se. zooplus is therefore
anticipating further dynamic development for the future.

Online at: www.zooplus.de


Investor relations contact:

cometis AG
Henryk Deter / Dirk Ulmer
Tel.: +49 (0)611-205855-24
Fax: +49 (0)611-205855-66
E-mail: ulmer(at)cometis.de


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Language:English
Company: zooplus AG
Sonnenstraße 15
80331 München
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)89 95 006 - 100
Fax: +49 (0)89 95 006 - 500
E-mail: contact(at)zooplus.com
Internet: www.zooplus.de
ISIN: DE0005111702
WKN: 511170
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);
Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart


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