PRESS RELEASE

BUSINESS REVIEW FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2020

Paris — October 23, 2020

Klépierre, the European chief in purchasing malls, at the moment reported earnings for the primary 9 months of 2020(1). The numerous occasions of the interval embrace:

  • Continued enchancment in retailer gross sales over the third quarter, reaching 90% of prior-year degree
  • 90.3% assortment charge for third-quarter rents, 81.7% over 9 months
  • 9-months revenues of €918.5 million, 92% of prior-year degree
  • Strict management of money outflows with solely €162 million left to money out by 2022 on extension/refurbishment tasks already launched
  • Internet debt of €9,181 million at end-September, robust liquidity place (€2.8 billion) masking upcoming refinancing wants by way of June 2022

Jean-Marc Jestin, Chairman of the Government Board, commented, “Amid unprecedented uncertainty and new challenges, Klépierre’s enterprise exercise has been recovering over the past three months. A resumption in retailer gross sales and footfall has pushed an encouraging enchancment in hire assortment. That is the results of the unbelievable work of Klépierre’s employees and their excessive dedication alongside all of the communities we serve and I salute them for his or her dedication. Our groups are at present working intently with tenants to supply them with the mandatory flexibility and new alternatives to develop their companies. Nonetheless, in a well being and financial setting that is still extremely unpredictable, the Group will protect and capitalize on its distinctive mixture of strengths: a high-quality portfolio and powerful stability sheet. We’re dedicated to monetary self-discipline.”

Key financials

In € tens of millions, complete share foundation 9M 2020 9M 2019 Reported
change
Gross rental revenue — Buying facilities 852.9 917.9 -7.1%
Gross rental revenue — Different retail properties 15.0 18.0 -16.9%
Complete gross rental revenue 867.8 935.9 -7.3%
Administration, administrative and associated revenue (charges) 50.7 61.2 -17.2%
Complete revenues 918.5 997.1 -7.9%

Working efficiency            

Retailer gross sales

Complete retailer gross sales at Klépierre’s malls reached 90% of the prior-year degree throughout the third quarter of 2020, in comparison with 85% in June and 76% in Might, benefiting from a constant and better-than‑anticipated restoration(2). Over the interval, the entire Group’s purchasing facilities posted enhancing performances, besides these situated close to transport hubs that proceed to be impacted by the shortage of commuters and vacationers.
The acceleration within the retailer gross sales restoration throughout the third quarter was pushed primarily by the style section, which recorded a considerable 13-percentage level enchancment in comparison with June (89% of the prior-year degree in September). Over the past three months, family tools (up 5%, together with a 7% enhance in electronics), supermarkets (99% of the prior-year degree) and sports activities (98% of the prior-year degree) continued to put up robust performances whereas meals & beverage (78% of the prior‑12 months degree) and to a lesser extent well being & magnificence (92%) continued to be impacted by persistent unfavorable well being measures.
By geographic space, Scandinavia remained near pre-Covid ranges (98% of the prior-year degree), whereas Italy and France-Belgium skilled the strongest enchancment with respective gross sales reaching 89% and 94% of the prior-year degree (in comparison with 79% and 87% in June). Conversely, retailer gross sales in Iberia remained sluggish due particularly to the shortage of vacationers, which weighed on the third-quarter efficiency, and the persistence of Covid-19 in Barcelona and Madrid which has given rise to new restrictions.
Footfall has additionally continued to enhance throughout the interval, albeit at a slower tempo than gross sales, standing at 82% of the prior-year degree in September, in comparison with 80% in July (and 75% in June).

Revenues

Over the primary 9 months of 2020, gross rental revenue generated by purchasing facilities amounted to €852.9 million on a complete share foundation, down 7.1% in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.
This mirrored the mixed impression of the next elements:
−        A €33.0 million lower on account of disposals, overseas trade results and different components;
−        A €25.2 million lower in variable revenues (together with sales-based rents, specialty leasing and automotive park revenues) as a consequence of the lockdown; and
−        A €6.9 million impression from the straight-line amortization (in accordance with IFRS 16) of €24.7 million in hire abatements signed as of September 2020 for the second-quarter rents.
Gross rental revenue from different retail properties amounted to €15.0 million, down 16.9%, largely on account of disposals.
Administration, administrative and associated revenue (charges) decreased from €61.2 million to €50.7 million, primarily as a result of postponement of sure improvement tasks.
General, complete revenues for the primary 9 months of 2020 amounted to €918.5 million, down 7.9% 12 months on 12 months.

Hire assortment and leasing replace

Over the primary 9 months of 2020, the Group invoiced rents and repair costs for a complete quantity of €1,044.6 million(3). As of October 20, hire assortment charge reached 81.7% over the primary nine-months (i.e., €853.2 million collected)(4), out of which 96.4% within the first quarter.
Out of the €334 million in rents and repair costs invoiced over the second quarter, Klépierre has collected 56.6%. Primarily based on well-advanced negotiations with tenants, the Group estimates that the gathering charge is predicted to succeed in 60%-65% by 12 months finish. The excellent quantity of uncollected rents is predicted to mirror:

  • Minimal dangerous debt allowances for insolvencies (€11 million);
  • A authorities advice in France to waive second-quarter rents for small companies (€9 million);
  • Authorities measures to defer rents in Spain and Portugal (€2.3 million); and
  • The stability (€94 million to €111 million) comprising hire and repair costs abatements (one month on common at Group degree) that shall be amortized on a straight-line foundation over the remaining lease time period (in accordance with IFRS 16).

Concerning the third quarter, the gathering charge got here out at 90.3%, which solely consists of 1.0% of hire abatements and a pair of.9% of safety deposits exercised. The Group is assured that the third-quarter assortment charge will proceed to enhance.

Though discussions had been largely targeted on reaching offers in respect of the lockdown interval, the Group has additionally signed 300 renewal/releasing/reletting agreements (in comparison with 400 over the third quarter of 2019). The reversion charge on renewals and relettings stood at a optimistic 3.7% for the interval, according to the primary half of the 12 months (3.9% uplift over the primary 9 months of the 12 months), with estimated rental values exhibiting good resilience within the present setting.
Over the past three months, the sports activities section maintained its increasing momentum by way of the opening of a New Steadiness retailer at Porta di Roma (Roma, Italy), and of JD Sports activities shops at Centre Mayol (Toulon, France) and Tourville (Tourville-la-Rivière, France). At Rives d’Arcins (Bordeaux space, France), a brand new right-sized Zara retailer opened over 3,000 sq.m. in August, and Snipes unveiled a brand new flagship. Extra typically, Klépierre continued to assist the enlargement of rising retailers, illustrated by the signature of 4 new Regular shops and three Rituals in France. On the Jewellery section, Swarovski opened a brand new boutique in Hoog Catharijne (Utrecht, Netherlands) and Pandora unveiled new flagships at Globo (Milan, Italy) and Sadyba Finest Mall (Warsaw, Poland). Lastly, Huawei opened its first retailer in a French mall at Créteil Soleil (Paris area, France) on the finish of September.

Debt and Liquidity

As of September 30, 2020, consolidated web debt totaled €9,181 million, versus €9,129 million as of June 30, 2020. The €52 million enhance is principally attributable to the second installment of the 2019 dividend paid in July, partially offset by money inflows within the third quarter and the restoration of unpaid receivables associated to the second quarter.
On the finish of September, the Group’s liquidity place stood at €2.8 billion (revolving credit score facility for €2,3 billion, financial institution overdrafts for €0.4 billion and money for €0.1 billion), masking all refinancing wants by way of June 2022.
Present monetary place is commensurate with S&P’s expectations associated to Klépierre’s A-rating (destructive outlook).

improvement and disposals

Improvement

Because the starting of the lockdown interval, Klépierre has actively lowered capital expenditure so as to protect liquidity.
Through the third quarter, Klépierre has been specializing in its principal dedicated tasks:
−      The completion of the redevelopment of Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht (Netherlands);
−      The refurbishment of Créteil Soleil in Paris (France), which needs to be accomplished by the tip of 2021; and
−      The extension and refurbishment of Gran Reno in Bologna (Italy), slated to open in fourth‑quarter 2021.
Accordingly, over the nine-month interval ended September 30, 2020, capital expenditure accounted for €77 million (versus €188 million over the total 12 months in 2019). Solely €162 million stays to money out by 2022 on tasks which have been already launched.

Disposals

The Group has accomplished disposals totaling €79.6 million (complete share, excluding switch taxes) since January 1, 2020. As of September 30, 2020, making an allowance for gross sales underneath promissory agreements, complete Group disposals amounted to €151.0 million.

Outlook

Through the third quarter of 2020, Klépierre noticed an encouraging restoration by way of gross sales, footfall and assortment charges, marking a transparent enchancment in comparison with the primary half of the 12 months. Negotiations with retailers on the lockdown interval are progressing effectively and the Group is assured in its means to finalize the method by the tip of the 12 months, which is able to translate into even larger assortment charges for the second quarter.
In regards to the fourth quarter, some international locations have not too long ago carried out non permanent new restrictions. Within the Czech Republic, the federal government has ordered the closure of all retail shops (aside from shops offering important items) between October 22 and November 3. In Italy, the Piedmont, Lombardy and Basilicata areas have ordered the closure of purchasing malls over the weekends till November 13, excluding supermarkets, pharmacies, tobacconists, meals and beverage and cosmetics shops. These restrictive measures involved 10% of our portfolio (in worth). In mild of this, Klépierre is sustaining a cautious stance relating to how the pandemic will evolve and impression its numerous geographies and the Group’s companies. In opposition to this backdrop, the Group shall be looking for greater than ever to capitalize on its core strengths: the prime quality of its portfolio, its operational excellence and its monetary self-discipline.

YEAR-ON-YEAR change in retailer gross sales – third-quarter 2020

 

Nation

Q3 2020 change(a) % of complete
reported retailer gross sales
France -6% 36%
Belgium -11% 2%
France-Belgium -6% 37%
Italy -11% 25%
Norway +5% 8%
Sweden -9% 6%
Denmark -4% 4%
Scandinavia -2% 18%
Spain -30% 6%
Portugal -24% 2%
Iberia -28% 8%
Czech Republic -15% 2%
Poland -18% 2%
Turkey -2% 2%
CE & Different -12% 6%
Netherlands -12% 2%
Germany -10% 3%
TOTAL -10% 100%
 

Phase

Q3 2020 change(a) % of complete
reported retailer gross sales
Style -11%   38%
Tradition, Items and Leisure -4%   19%
Well being & Magnificence -8%   14%
Meals & Beverage -22%   10%
Family Gear +5%   13%
Different -24%   6%
TOTAL -10%   100%

 (a) Change in retailer gross sales on a similar retailer foundation.

Complete revenues

In € tens of millions Complete share   Group share
9M 2020 9M 2019   9M 2020 9M 2019
France 316.7 323.3   256.5 263.7
Belgium 13.7 14.2   13.7 14.2
France-Belgium 330.4 337.5   270.2 277.9
Italy 147.6 154.0   145.9 152.2
Norway 46.5 52.0   26.1 29.2
Sweden 40.6 43.5   22.8 24.4
Denmark 39.1 43.9   21.9 24.6
Scandinavia 126.2 139.4   70.8 78.2
Spain 81.2 87.9   81.2 87.9
Portugal 12.0 15.9   12.0 15.9
Iberia 93.2 103.8   93.2 103.8
Poland 23.8 26.4   23.8 26.4
Hungary 0.0 14.8   0.0 14.7
Czech Republic 23.8 24.9   23.8 24.9
Turkey 12.4 14.8   11.2 13.4
Different 2.5 2.6   2.5 2.6
CE & Different 62.5 83.5   61.3 82.1
Netherlands 55.9 60.5   55.9 60.5
Germany 37.0 39.2   35.2 37.3
SHOPPING CENTERS
GROSS RENTAL INCOME
852.9 917.9   732.5 792.0
Different retail properties 15.0 18.0   15.0 18.0
TOTAL
GROSS RENTAL INCOME
867.8 935.9   747.5 810.0
Administration, administrative and associated revenue (charges) 50.7 61.2   46.9 58.5
TOTAL REVENUES 918.5 997.1   794.4 868.6
Fairness-accounted investees* 60.5 63.2   58.1 60.4

* Contributions from equity-accounted investees embrace investments in collectively managed firms and investments in firms underneath vital affect.

assortment charge(a)

  Q1 2020 Q2 2020 Q3 2020 9M 2020
France-Belgium 97.0% 44.8% 92.0% 78.1%
Italy 92.8% 36.0% 85.7% 72.3%
Scandinavia 97.4% 94.3% 96.5% 96.1%
Iberia 97.1% 51.3% 86.8% 78.3%
CE & Different 94.4% 84.6% 79.6% 85.3%
Netherlands 99.6% 77.6% 92.5% 90.1%
Germany 98.3% 54.1% 92.6% 82.1%
TOTAL SHOPPING CENTERS 96.4% 56.8% 90.2% 81.7%
Different retail properties 98.3% 44.3% 91.2% 78.9%
TOTAL 96.4% 56.6% 90.3% 81.7%

(a) As of October 20, 2020, on a complete share foundation, excluding VAT and equity-accounted firms.

AGENDA  
February 3, 2021 2020 full-year earnings
Might 6, 2021 Annual Common Assembly
Investor relations contacts media contacts  
Hubert d’Aillières, Group Head of IR and monetary communication
 +33 (0)1 40 67 51 37 — hubert.daillieres@klepierre.com
Mengxing Zhang, IR Officer
 +33 (0)1 40 67 53 05 — mengxing.zhang@klepierre.com
Paul Logerot, IR Officer
 +33 (0) 1 40 67 53 02 — paul.logerot@klepierre.com
Helene Salmon, Group Head of Company
& Inner Communications
 +33 (0)1 40 67 55 16 — helene.salmon@klepierre.com

 

Delphine Granier, Taddeo
 +33 (0)6 33 05 48 50— teamklepierre@taddeo.fr

 

ABOUT KLÉPIERRE

Klépierre, the European chief in purchasing malls, combines improvement, property and asset administration expertise. The corporate’s portfolio is valued at €22.8 billion at June 30, 2020 and includes giant purchasing facilities in 12 international locations in Continental Europe which collectively host 1.1 billion visits per 12 months. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia’s primary purchasing middle proprietor and supervisor. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris and is included within the CAC Subsequent 20, EPRA Euro Zone and GPR 250 indexes. It’s also included in moral indexes, similar to DJSI World and Europe, FTSE4Good, STOXX® International ESG Leaders, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120. These distinctions underscore the Group’s dedication to a proactive sustainable improvement coverage and its world management within the battle towards local weather change.
For extra data, please go to the newsroom on our web site: www.klepierre.com 

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([1])  The info disclosed on this launch, together with these set out within the appendices, haven’t been audited.

([2])  Change in retailer gross sales on a similar retailer foundation, excluding closure days.

([3])  Excluding VAT.

([4])  All assortment charges are as of October 20, 2020.

 



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