Dufry sales beat forecasts on Autogrill integration, travel rebound

Dufry sales beat forecasts on Autogrill integration, travel rebound



Swiss duty-free retailer Dufry


The retailer, which operates more than 2,300 shops at airports, on cruise liners, in seaports and other tourist locations worldwide, has benefited from a strong rebound in global travel since pandemic-related lockdowns were lifted.

Sales in the Asia-Pacific region soared 276.9% in the quarter, driven by the easing of restrictions in China late last year.

“Asia Pacific remains a priority for growth,” Dufry CEO Xavier Rossinyol said in an interview. He added Dufry would “deploy more efforts” in the region over the next five years as part of its 2027 strategy.

“The strong sales performance together with the strong growth in profit margin make us confident that we can still achieve the guidance we gave for the full year,” Rossinyol said.

Dufry reported a 113.4% jump in first-quarter turnover to 2.35 billion Swiss francs ($2.64 billion), from 1.12 billion a year earlier.

The quarterly sales were 10% ahead of consensus, J.P.Morgan

“We wouldn’t be surprised if the shares are muted today having had a strong rally into results and no upwards changes to guidance,” Gowers said.

Dufry shares were down 1.2% in morning trade.

The company expects positive developments throughout 2023, but said it maintained a “prudent approach” in case of potential changes in the economic environment.

Dufry, which completed the deal to buy a 50.3% stake in Autogrill from Edizione in February, said its mandatory takeover offer for all remaining shares was progressing as planned.


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