Hawesko Group: Growth trend continued in Q3

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07.11.2019 / 08:00
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Hawesko Group: Growth trend continued in Q3
– Consolidated sales in the third quarter of 2019 rose by 9.5% to EUR 119 million
– End-consumer segments Retail and E-commerce still growing, B2B just short of previous year’s Q3
– Positive one-off effects expected in Q4; full-year forecast for 2019 maintained

Hamburg, 7 November 2019 Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) today published its report on the third quarter and the first nine months of fiscal year 2019. “With an increase in sales of 9.5% over the previous year we are on course for growth in the third quarter as well. Moreover, with the relocation of the B2B warehouse to a logistically more advantageous site, we’ve successfully implemented an important component of our strategy. That required a good deal of effort, but it has laid the foundation for our future growth,” said Thorsten Hermelink, chief executive officer of the Hawesko Group in Hamburg.

In the third quarter of 2019, consolidated sales rose to EUR 118.5 million thanks to the growth in the Retail and E-commerce segments (same quarter in the previous year: EUR 108.3 million). Sales in the Retail brand unit (Jacques’ Wein-Depot and Wein & Co.) rose by 26.0% to EUR 44.4 million. Jacques’ posted growth of 4.1%. The E-commerce brand unit achieved sales of EUR 36.4 million, corresponding to an increase of 3.8%. Due to delays in the start-up of the new logistics warehouse, B2B sales at EUR 37.7 million did not quite reach the previous year’s quarterly figure (EUR 37.9 million). The consolidated result of operations (EBIT) amounted to EUR 0.5 million in the third quarter of 2019, slightly below the EBIT of EUR 0.8 million in the previous year, due primarily to non-recurring costs of EUR 1.8 million in conjunction with the relocation of the B2B warehouse.

The management board expects positive one-off effects in the fourth quarter which will compensate for the one-off charges totalling EUR 2.5 million incurred in the second and third quarters for the relocation. For the full year 2019, the management board continues to expect an increase in consolidated sales including Wein & Co. of between 7-9% compared to 2018, as well as an EBIT margin between 5.0-5.7% (previous year: 5.3%).

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The Hawesko Group is a leading purveyor of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2018, the Group achieved consolidated sales of EUR 524 million and employed 1,000 persons in the company’s three sales channels: Retail (Jacques’ Wein-Depot), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and E-commerce (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The full nine-month report to 30 September 2019 can be downloaded at
www.hawesko-holding.com/en/press/interim-reports-2019/.

Publisher:

Hawesko Holding AG
Elbkaihaus
Grosse Elbstrasse 145d
22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Vinos)
weinco.at (Online shop of Wein & Co.)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)

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Thomas Hutchinson Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com

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Hawesko Holding AG: Hawesko Group expects a 9-month EBIT below that of the previous year – full-year forecast for 2019 remains unchanged

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Hawesko Holding AG: Hawesko Group expects a 9-month EBIT below that of the previous year – full-year forecast for 2019 remains unchanged

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Hawesko Group expects a 9-month EBIT below that of the previous year – full-year forecast for 2019 remains unchanged

Hamburg, 22 October 2019 The wine trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) has announced that, based on preliminary calculations, it expects an operating result (EBIT) for the nine-month period to 30 September 2019 below the previous year’s result of EUR 11.4 million. Including the initial consolidation of Wein & Co., the EBIT should be between EUR 7-8 million and on a comparable basis excluding Wein & Co. between EUR 9-10 million. Consolidated sales during the nine-month period rose by approximately 8% compared to the same period in the previous year (EUR 346.1 million), which is within the expected range of 7-9% for the full-year forecast.

While the EBIT in the third quarter (1 July to 30 September 2019) of the E-commerce, Retail and Miscellaneous segments was, as expected, more positive than that of the previous year’s third quarter, the B2B segment incurred unplanned one-off charges as a result of relocating the Group’s B2B warehouse from northern Germany to Worms.

The Hawesko management board expects that positive one-off effects will be realised in the fourth quarter within the framework of the change in the B2B group logistics. Thus, the board can maintain its forecast with regard to the EBIT (margin of 5.0%-5.7%), the consolidated net income and the free cash flow.

A detailed analysis and the complete interim accounts will be published on 7 November 2019 in the quarterly financial report to 30 September 2019.

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Hawesko Group: Second-quarter sales up by 8.3% over previous year

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08.08.2019 / 08:00
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Hawesko Group: Second-quarter sales up by 8.3% over previous year

Consolidated sales rise to EUR 136.2 in the second quarter

– Retail and E-Commerce segments continue to grow

– Full-year forecast confirmed

Hamburg, 8 August 2019. Today the wine-trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) published its report on the second quarter and the first six months of fiscal year 2019. “Business development was good in the second quarter: our sales are up by 8.3% over the previous year. Organically, i.e. excluding our previous year’s acquisition Wein & Co., our sales increased by 1.2%. We also made good progress with our medium-term projects – optimisation of the logistics structure, development of a group-wide digital commerce platform and data warehouse,” said Thorsten Hermelink, chief executive officer of the Hawesko Group in Hamburg, adding, “Business performance in the first half of 2019 showed that we are on the right course. As the market leader, we are acting strategically and on the right path to transforming our business model for the long term.”

In the second quarter of 2019, consolidated sales rose to EUR 136.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, thanks to the growth in the retail and e-commerce segments. This corresponds to an increase of 8.3% over the same quarter of the previous year (EUR 125.7 million). On a comparable basis, i.e. excluding the acquisition of Wein & Co., sales rose by 1.2% compared to the same quarter in the previous year. Sales in the Retail brand unit (Jacques’ Wein-Depot and Wein & Co.) rose by 29.1% to EUR 48.4 million. Jacques’ posted growth of 5.1%. The E-Commerce brand unit achieved sales of EUR 43.3 million, corresponding to an increase of 2.3%. In the B2B (wholesale) brand unit, sales at EUR 44.5 million were down by approximately 3.0% from the same quarter of the previous year. The consolidated operating result (EBIT) in the second quarter of 2019 amounted to EUR 4.7 million, after EUR 5.7 million in the previous year, due primarily to shifts in profit development within the current year vis-à-vis the previous year. Costs for the implementation of the restructuring concept at Wein & Co., for the relocation of the group’s B2B warehouse to a more central location in Germany and for the severance payment of a management board member all played a role, adding up to approximately EUR 1.9 million. These effects have put pressure on the results of the quarter under review, but will have a positive impact on the cost side in the coming quarters.

For 2019, the management board continues to expect an increase in sales, including Wein & Co., of approximately 7-9% compared to 2018. The EBIT margin is expected to be in the range between 5.0-5.7% in 2019 (previous year: 5.3%).

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The Hawesko Group is a leading supplier of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2018, the Group achieved consolidated sales of EUR 524 million and employed 1,000 persons in the company’s three sales channels: retail (Jacques’ Wein-Depot), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and e-commerce (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The complete half-year report to 30 June 2019 is available for download at www.hawesko-holding.com/en/press/interim-reports-2019/.

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Hawesko Holding AG
Elbkaihaus
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22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Vinos)
weinco.at (Online shop of Wein & Co.)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)

Press and Investor Relations contact:
Thomas Hutchinson Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com

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Hawesko Group: Change in profit development within the year vis-a-vis previous year, full-year forecast confirmed

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Hawesko Group: Change in profit development within the year vis-a-vis previous year, full-year forecast confirmed

Hamburg, 19 July 2019. The wine trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) announces an explanation of changes in its profit development within fiscal year 2019 due to special effects: On the basis of figures for the first quarter and preliminary indications for the second quarter, EBIT of approximately EUR 8 million is expected for the first half-year (1 January to 30 June) 2019 and, as planned, will be below the previous year’s figure – by approximately EUR 2.5 million.

The business development of the subsidiary Wein & Co., acquired 1 October 2018, is proceeding as expected in line with the planned restructuring concept. Within this context Wein & Co. will realise a loss of approximately EUR 1 million in the six-month period to 30 June 2019 and, based on the normal course of a business year, will largely make this up in the fourth quarter. Due to the move of the group’s B2B distribution facility from northern Germany to Worms in the period May-July, additional costs of approximately EUR 0.7 million in the half-year accounts will be realised. These should be compensated by savings in transport costs in the second half of the year due to shorter delivery routes. A severance payment relating to the dissolution of a contract with a member of the board of management will also be recognised in the half-year results; however, as the position will not be refilled, this anticipates personnel costs which would have been incurred in the second half of the year. Business operations are running in line with the expectations of the board of management. In the first half-year, group sales were increased by 7.6%.

The Hawesko Group management board confirms its previous forecast for the 2019 fiscal year: Including Wein & Co., consolidated from 1 October 2018, an increase in sales of approximately 7-9% and an EBIT margin in the range between 5.0-5.7% in 2019 (previous year: 5.3%) is expected.

A detailed analysis as well as the complete interim accounts will be published on 8 August 2019 in the upcoming half-year financial report to 30 June 2019.
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Hawesko Holding AG: AGM approves dividend payment of EUR 1.30 per share

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17.06.2019 / 16:45
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Hawesko Group: AGM approves dividend payment of EUR 1.30 per share

– Hawesko Group pays dividend for the 21st consecutive year

– Business performance picks up; full-year forecast for 2019 confirmed

Hamburg, 17 June 2019. The annual general shareholders’ meeting of the wine trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) in Hamburg approved the payment of a dividend of EUR 1.30 per share for fiscal year 2018 today, to be paid out as of 20 June 2019. This means the company’s shareholders will receive a dividend at the level of the previous year. At a share price of EUR 36,60 at the time of the resolution on 17 June 2019, it corresponds to a dividend yield of nearly 3.6%. With the payout, Hawesko Holding AG is carrying on its longstanding tradition of continuous dividends. The shareholders of the Group have received a dividend every year since the company was initially listed on the stock exchange in 1998.

All proposals of the supervisory and management boards were approved by the shareholders’ meeting, and all formalities were completed. The company also confirmed the forecast for the current fiscal year 2019: according to CFO Raimund Hackenberger, the Hawesko Group achieved a sales increase of approximately 11% for the first five months to the end of May. At the end of the first quarter on 31 March 2019, this figure was still 6.7%. The management board sees the Group well on its way to achieving its full-year targets.

CEO Thorsten Hermelink summed up the Group’s situation and drew attention to the coming challenges: ‘After a somewhat slow start to the year, business performance accelerated significantly. This confirms both the robust nature of our business models and that it is right to pursue our strategy of digital transformation and targeted acquisitions. With an investment programme of EUR 15 million planned for the next three years, we will step up our pace further and take an even more active role in shaping the market.’

Supervisory board chairman and majority shareholder Detlev Meyer added, ‘The Hawesko Group is proof that profitability and digital transformation are not mutually exclusive. As supervisory board chairman and longstanding shareholder, I am thus fully convinced by the Group’s course of action into the digital future.’

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The Hawesko Group is a leading purveyor of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2018, the Group achieved consolidated sales of EUR 524 million and employed 1,000 persons in the company’s three brand units: retail (Jacques’ Wein-Depot), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and e-commerce (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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Hawesko Holding AG
Elbkaihaus
Grosse Elbstrasse 145d
22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Wein & Vinos)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)

Press and Investor Relations contact:
Thomas Hutchinson
Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
Fax +49 (0)40 30 39 21 05
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com

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Hawesko Group: End-customer business buoyant in the first quarter

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09.05.2019 / 08:00
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Hawesko Group: End-customer business buoyant in the first quarter

Sales up by 6.7% compared to previous year’s first quarter

– Retail and e-commerce segments with noticeable gains

– Operating result at previous year’s level after Easter holidays in April

Hamburg, 9 May 2019 Today Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) published its report on the first three months of fiscal year 2019 (1 January to 31 March). Thorsten Hermelink, CEO of the Hawesko Group, gave a positive report of the business performance, saying, “In the first quarter our B2C retail and e-commerce segments gained noticeable momentum, despite the fact that the Easter holiday business shifted into April this year and thus into the second quarter. Our B2B business felt more of an impact, but had caught up by the end of April. In the first four months we experienced organic growth of a solid 4% and 12% with our acquisition Wein & Co.” Hermelink added, “The market environment currently presents several challenges which we are meeting profitably by executing a consistent and sustainable growth strategy. It is important for us as the market leader to shape our own development even more strongly in the future. That’s why we began implementing a multi-year investment program last year which will accelerate the digital transformation of the entire Hawesko Group.”

Consolidated sales rose to EUR 119.7 million in the first quarter of 2019, corresponding to an increase of 6.7% over the same quarter of the previous year (EUR 112.2 million). On a comparable basis, i.e. excluding the acquisition of Wein & Co., consolidated sales at -0.5% were roughly at the level of the same quarter in the previous year. Sales in the retail brand unit (Jacques’ Wein-Depot and Wein & Co.) rose by 25.6% to EUR 43.7 million. Jacques’ posted growth of 2.6%. In the e-commerce brand unit, sales rose significantly by 5.0% to EUR 39.1 million. In the B2B (wholesale) brand unit, sales at EUR 36.9 million were down by approximately 8.1% from the same quarter of the previous year. The consolidated operating result (EBIT) in the first quarter of 2019 amounted to EUR 3.5 million after EUR 5.0 million in the previous year, due primarily to the “Easter effect” experienced in the B2B segment. EBIT will have recovered by the end of April and reached the previous year’s level.

The Hawesko Group remains on course for continued growth: For 2019, the management board anticipates an increase in sales, including Wein & Co., of approximately 7-9% compared to 2018. The EBIT margin is expected to be in the range between 5.0-5.7% in 2019 (previous year: 5.3%).

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The Hawesko Group is a leading purveyor of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2018, the Group achieved consolidated sales of EUR 524 million and employed 1,000 persons in the company’s three brand units: retail (Jacques’ Wein-Depot and Wein & Co.), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and e-commerce (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The full quarterly report to 31 March 2019 is available for download at https://www.hawesko-holding.com/en/investors/.

Publisher:

Hawesko Holding AG
Elbkaihaus
Grosse Elbstrasse 145d
22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Vinos)
weinco.at (Online shop of Wein & Co.)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)

Press and Investor Relations contact:
Thomas Hutchinson
Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com

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Hawesko Holding AG: Sales in 2018 rose by 3.4% to EUR 524 million –

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25.04.2019 / 08:00
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Hawesko Group: Sales in 2018 rose by 3.4% to EUR 524 million

Revised EBIT target of EUR 28 million achieved,
consolidated net income rose by 19% to EUR 22 million

– Sharp rise in free cash flow to EUR 20.2 million (previous year: EUR 6.2 million)

– Dividend of EUR 1.30 per share proposed

– Comprehensive investment program in the Group’s future adopted

Hamburg, 25 April 2019. The management board of Hawesko Holding AG (HAW, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) announced it was satisfied overall with business performance in fiscal year 2018 at today’s annual press conference. Despite a challenging market environment with a long, hot summer not conducive to wine consumption and customers’ delay in autumn purchases, consolidated sales rose by 3.4% to EUR 524 million in 2018, due primarily to the acquisition of Wein & Co., the Austrian market leader in the premium wine segment. With regard to the result from operations, the Hawesko Group achieved its EBIT target, revised in October, of EUR 28 million (previous year: EUR 30 million). Consolidated net income excluding non-controlling interests amounted to EUR 22.0 million, thus surpassing the previous year’s figure of EUR 18.5 million by 19%; this corresponds to EUR 2.45 per share (previous year: EUR2.06). Even after the acquisition of Wein & Co., the balance sheet shows a good equity ratio of 39%, while net indebtedness amounted to EUR 14.8 million (previous year: EUR 11.0 million). Free cash flow excluding acquisitions rose sharply from EUR 6.2 million in the previous year to EUR 20.2 million in the year under review. As in the previous year, the payment of a dividend of EUR 1.30 per share is planned.

During his presentation of the figures for 2018 in Hamburg, CEO Thorsten Hermelink remarked, “We succeeded in generating both organic and acquisitional growth once again in 2018, while the market overall stagnated for the fifth consecutive year. We’ve maintained our market position in Germany and taken an important strategic step towards internationalisation with the acquisition of Wein & Co.”

The retail brand unit posted the strongest growth with an increase of 13% to EUR 172 million. The growth drivers here were the increase of 4% at Jacquesʼ and the addition of Wein & Co. in the fourth quarter. The B2B brand unit achieved sales of EUR 186 million, up 1% over the previous year. Sales at the e-commerce brand unit (prior to the application of IFRS 15) were roughly at the level of the previous year (just under EUR 171 million). Due to lower-than-expected sales, margin pressure and higher IT and logistics costs, the EBIT of the e-commerce brand unit, at EUR 7.6 million, fell short of the previous year’s figure of EUR 10.2 million. Sales of the retail brand unit at EUR 15.0 million were likewise below the previous year’s figure (EUR 16.4 million) due to higher expansion and integration costs. In contrast, the B2B brand unit increased its EBIT in 2018 by 17% to EUR 10.5 million.

The Hawesko Group remains on course for continued growth: For 2019, the management board anticipates an increase in sales, including Wein & Co., of approximately 7-9% compared to 2018. The EBIT margin is expected to be in the range between 5.0-5.7% in 2019.

Hermelink added, “We are adopting a program of comprehensive investment in the future of the Group for the coming years. We want to offer our customers an optimal shopping experience and are thus investing in e-commerce technologies, faster logistics and product innovations. Our strong cash flow will enable us to finance this sophisticated program with our own funds.”

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Hawesko Holding AG is a leading purveyor of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2018, the Group employed 1,000 persons in the company’s three sales channels: omnichannel (Jacques’ Wein-Depot), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and digital (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The annual group accounts for 2018 are available for download in German at www.hawesko-holding.com/investoren and will be available in English translation shortly.

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Hawesko Holding AG
Elbkaihaus
Grosse Elbstrasse 145d
22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Vinos)
weinco.at (Online shop of Wein & Co.)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)

Press and Investor Relations contact:
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Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
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Hawesko Holding AG: Hawesko proposes dividend of EUR 1.30 per share

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08.04.2019 / 07:24
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Hawesko proposes dividend of EUR 1.30 per share

Hamburg, 8 April 2019. The management board and supervisory board of Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) will propose a dividend payout of EUR 1.30 per share for fiscal year 2018, as in the previous year, to the annual general meeting of shareholders on 17 June 2019. With this step, shareholders continue to participate in the business success of their company at a high level of continuity – including this 21st year after Hawesko’s initial listing on the stock exchange in 1998. At the current share price of approximately EUR 35, the proposed payout corresponds to a dividend yield of 3.7%.

“In 2018 we increased consolidated sales overall by 3.4%, despite the difficult second half of the year,” commented CEO Thorsten Hermelink in Hamburg Friday evening. “Even excluding the acquisition of the Austrian market leader Wein & Co., we achieved modest growth, so that the Group has clearly asserted its market position. Moreover, the strong increase in free cash flow despite the lower consolidated EBIT underscores our earnings power.”

At its meeting on 5 April 2019, the supervisory board approved the annual financial statements for fiscal year 2018 and ratified the consolidated financial statements. In addition, the supervisory board agreed to the corresponding dividend proposed by the management board.

The final consolidated financial statements for 2018 show sales of EUR 524.3 million (+3.4 %; previous year: EUR 507.0 million). The result from operations (EBIT) amounts to EUR 28.1 million, excluding non-recurring charges of EUR 0.4 million due to the acquisition of Wein & Co. (previous year: EUR 30.4 million). Due to a positive financial result, consolidated net income after taxes and non-controlling interests rose to EUR 22.0 million (previous year: EUR 18.5 million). The consolidated balance sheet total comes to EUR 289.0 million (2017: EUR 259.7 million). Excluding the acquisition, free cash flow at EUR 20.2 million made a strong recovery (previous year, comparable, excluding acquisitions: EUR 6.2 million).

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The complete 2018 annual report and accounts will be presented at the annual press conference on 25 April 2019.

Hawesko Holding AG is a leading purveyor of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2018, the Group employed approximately 1,000 persons in the company’s three brand units: retail (Jacques’ Wein-Depot and Wein & Co.), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and e-commerce (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Publisher:

Hawesko Holding AG
Elbkaihaus
Grosse Elbstrasse 145d
22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Wein & Vinos)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)
weinco.at (Online shop)

Press and Investor Relations:

Thomas Hutchinson
Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
Fax +49 (0)40 30 39 21 05
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com

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Hawesko Holding AG: Hawesko Group streamlines management structure

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01.04.2019 / 18:43
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Hawesko Group streamlines management structure

– Holding company management board slimmed to three members

– Consistent implementation of digital transformation

Hamburg, 1 April 2019. Today the wine-trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708), Europe’s leading wine trading company and Germany’s No. 1 supplier of premium wines and champagnes, announced a realignment of its management structure. This will enable the company to respond faster and better to the continuously intensifying demands of the market.

In the course of the realignment, the management board of the holding company is being reduced to three members. Chief executive officer Thorsten Hermelink will be responsible for group strategy, e-commerce and distribution. Alexander Borwitzky will become chief operating officer and be responsible for group-wide platforms and multi-channel retail. As chief financial officer, Raimund Hackenberger will be in charge of finance and financial controlling, investor relations and human resources. The managing director of each subsidiary will report to his relevant member of the management board.

Thorsten Hermelink, CEO of Hawesko Holding AG, commented, “The new structure is an important strategic step for Hawesko. With the new management structure and separation of management-board and subsidiary management functions, we will have a leaner set-up with more direct lines of responsiblity. This will help us to implement strategic topics more rapidly, to continue on our path of profitable growth and consistently to strengthen our market position.”

In the wake of the new structure, Nikolas von Haugwitz, who till now has been responsible for the e-commerce brand unit, will leave the company in best mutual agreement.

“We extend our warm thanks to Nikolas von Haugwitz for the valuable and significant work he performed for our company over the past 15 years, and wish him all the best for his professional and private life in the future,” said Supervisory Board Chairman Detlev Meyer.

The changes in the management board of Hawesko Holding AG are effective immediately.

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Hawesko Holding AG is a leading purveyor of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2018, the Group employed 1,000 persons in the company’s three sales channels: Retail (Jacques’ Wein-Depot and Wein & Co.), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and E-Commerce (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Publisher:

Hawesko Holding AG
Elbkaihaus
Grosse Elbstrasse 145d
22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Wein & Vinos)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)
weinco.at (Online shop)

Press and Investor Relations:

Thomas Hutchinson
Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
Fax +49 (0)40 30 39 21 05
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com

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Hawesko Holding AG: Hawesko Group gains market share again in 2018

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30.01.2019 / 08:00
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Hawesko Group gains market share again in 2018

Hamburg, 30 January 2019. Today the wine-trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708), Europe’s leading wine trading company and Germany’s No. 1 purveyor of premium wines and champagnes, announced that based on preliminary figures it achieved consolidated sales of EUR 525 million in fiscal year 2018. For the first time, this figure includes a sales contribution of the Austrian market leader Wein & Co. Thus, sales of the Hawesko Group in fiscal year 2018 increased by 3.5% over the previous year. Excluding Wine & Co., consolidated sales amounted to EUR 511 million (+0.7% compared to the previous year). As the German wine market overall declined in terms of value and volume in fiscal year 2018, the Group once again increased its share of the market. With regard to consolidated EBIT, the Hawesko management board expects a figure of approximately EUR 28 million excluding the non-recurring charges arising from Wein & Co. In the previous year, EBIT amounted to EUR 30.4 million. Including the non-recurring charges from the initial consolidation of Wein & Co., consolidated EBIT for 2018 will be approximately EUR 25 million based on preliminary figures.

CEO Thorsten Hermelink commented, “The year 2018 was not easy for us primarily due to the intense, long-lasting summer heat in the third quarter. The high temperatures simply caused people in Germany to drink less wine. In the fourth quarter, demand returned to normal again, but it was not possible to compensate fully for the decline in the third quarter. Based on the information available to us, the wine market in Germany contracted over the past year, so that the slight growth we achieved is even more important. I was especially pleased that we received an additional boost in sales in the fourth quarter from Wein & Co., the market leader for premium wines in Austria. Thus, we are continuing to grow both organically and via acquisitions. With regard to consolidated EBIT, we achieved our revised target.” Hermelink added, “In the current fiscal year we are working hard to create the foundations for further strengthening our market position. At the same time we want to continue growing profitably.”

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Hawesko Holding AG is a leading supplier of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2017, the Group employed 954 persons in the company’s three sales channels: omnichannel (Jacques’ Wein-Depot), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and digital (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Publisher:

Hawesko Holding AG
Elbkaihaus
Grosse Elbstrasse 145d
22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Selected Spanish wines)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)

Press and Investor Relations contact:
Thomas Hutchinson
Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
Fax +49 (0)40 30 39 21 05
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com

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