Sales including VAT in the second quarter, 1 March 2018 – 31 May 2018, amounted to SEK 60,464* m (59,538), an increase of 2 percent compared to the corresponding quarter the previous year. Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 51,983* m (51,383). In local currencies sales including VAT were unchanged.
The total number of stores in the H&M group amounted to 4,801 as of 31 May 2018 compared to 4,498 stores at the same time the previous year.
Communication in conjunction with the six-month report
The six-month report for 2018, i.e. 1 December 2017 – 31 May 2018, will be published at 08:00 CET on 28 June 2018, followed by a press conference at 09:30 CET hosted by CEO Karl-Johan Persson and Head of IR Nils Vinge. The press conference for the financial market and media will be held in Swedish at H&M’s head office in Stockholm, Ljusgården, Mäster Samuelsgatan 49, 3rd floor.
A telephone conference for the financial market and media will be held in English at 14:00 CET hosted by CEO Karl-Johan Persson, CFO Jyrki Tervonen and Head of IR Nils Vinge. The presentation material will be available at about.hm.com/investors. For login details to the telephone conference please register at about.hm.com or via this link:
To book interviews with CEO Karl-Johan Persson and Head of Investor Relations Nils Vinge in conjunction with the six-month report on 28 June, please contact:
Kristina Stenvinkel, Communications Director
Telephone: +46 8 796 39 08
Karl-Johan Persson, CEO
*The amounts are provisional and may deviate slightly from the six-month report, covering the period 1 December 2017 – 31 May 2018, that will be published at 08:00 CET on 28 June 2018.