AS Silvano Fashion Group (SFG, Tallinn), engaged in sewing and selling women’s underwear under the trademarks Milavitsa, Alisee, Lauma and Laumelle, in the first quarter of 2018 increased sales in Ukraine by 26.3% compared with the first quarter of 2017, to UAH 25.54 million. The company noted in a report on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, due to the strengthening of the euro to U.S. dollar exchange rate, in euros its Ukrainian revenue increased by 9%, to EUR760,000.
According to the report, the network of franchise stores in Ukraine during the reporting period remained unchanged and totaled 50 points.
In 2017 the group’s sales in Ukraine grew by 58.8%, to UAH 75.2 million, and in euros by 52.5%, to EUR2.53 million
Revenues in Russia increased at a higher rate, by 27.9%, to EUR10.33 million, while revenues in other markets fell, in particular in Belarus by 13.7%, to EUR3.63 million.
As a result, Ukraine’s share in total revenue for the first quarter of this year increased to 4.7% from 4.1% in the past year and 2.9% in 2016.
EBITDA of the company for the reporting period increased by 91.5%, to EUR5.57 million, and net profit amounted to EUR4.06 million against EUR110,000 in the first quarter of last year.
The production facilities of the group unite Milavitsa factory in Minsk (Belarus) and Lauma Lingerie factory (Latvia).