DGAP-News: zooplus AG: Dynamic growth continues during the third quarter 2012

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zooplus AG: Dynamic growth continues during the third quarter 2012

22.10.2012 / 07:27

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Munich, October 22, 2012 - zooplus AG (WKN 511170, ISIN DE0005111702,
ticker symbol ZO1), Europe's leading online retailer of pet supplies,
managed to increase total sales by 28.3% to EUR 237.4 m (previous year: EUR
185.1 m) during the first nine months of the financial year 2012 according
to preliminary figures. In the third quarter 2012, total sales came in at
EUR 85.1 m (previous year: EUR 66.5 m). This rise in total sales is
attributable to significantly higher sales. Based on the first nine months
of 2012, sales were reported at EUR 226.8 m (previous year: EUR 176.4 m),
while sales for the third quarter came in at EUR 81.3 m (previous year: EUR
64.1 m). Other income, which makes up total sales together with sales, came
in at EUR 10.6 m in the first nine months of 2012 (previous year: EUR 8.7
m).

Florian Seubert, CFO of zooplus AG, is optimistic in his assessment: 'With
the development of total sales in the third quarter as well as during the
year so far, we remain firmly on our growth trajectory. Considering that
the fourth quarter is traditionally the strongest quarter in terms of
sales, I expect that we shall comfortably achieve our 2012 total sales
forecast of EUR 320 m.'

The complete report for the first nine months of 2012 will be published by
zooplus AG on November 12, 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 257m and has therefore increased


seven-fold during the last five years. The company's business model has
already been introduced successfully in 22 European countries. zooplus
offers products for all 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 19bn 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
continued dynamic growth for the future.


Online at: www.zooplus.de


Investor relations contact:

cometis AG
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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