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The issuer / publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 Months 2015 Proven Winners Results Update - Rocket Internet's Proven Winners with continued strong performance - Weighted top line growth of 120% in net revenues/GMV and further margin improvement for Proven Winners in the first 9 months 2015 vs. first 9 months 2014 - LPV at EUR 6.1bn - Appointment of Prof. Dr. Marcus Englert as Chairman of the Supervisory Board Berlin, Germany, 16th December 2015 - During the first 9 months of 2015,
the key companies of Rocket Internet SE ("Rocket Internet", "Rocket", "the
Company") continued their strong operating performance. The Proven Winners
recorded an average weighted net revenues/Gross Merchandise Volume ("GMV")
period-over-period growth of 120% for the first 9 months of 2015. The
Proven Winners showed further operating leverage with an average EBITDA
margin improvement of 4 percentage points in the first 9 months of 2015
compared to the first 9 months of 2014. Global Fashion Group, the market leader in Fashion E-Tailing in emerging
markets grew Gross Merchandise Value by 61.1%, Lazada, the leading
marketplace platform in South East Asia, experienced a 225.0% growth in
Gross Merchandise Value and HelloFresh, the global leader in Fresh Food at
Home, grew net revenues by 383.9% for the first 9 months of 2015, relative
to the first 9 months of 2014. Rocket Internet's Last Portfolio Value ("LPV") remained stable at
approximately EUR 6.1bn given the absence of significant funding rounds at
the portfolio companies. The gross cash balance remained at EUR 1.7bn.
Rocket continues to evaluate private funding and other funding alternatives
for its companies. The Supervisory Board of Rocket Internet has appointed Prof. Dr. Marcus
Englert as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, who previously served as
Deputy Chairman, and Norbert Lang as the new Deputy Chairman. Lorenzo
Grabau, former Chairman, will continue to support Rocket Internet as a
member of the Supervisory Board. Oliver Samwer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rocket Internet
commented: "Our Proven Winners continue on their strong growth trajectory
in 2015, whilst continuously improving their profitability. We are well on
track to deliver on the targets communicated during our Capital Markets Day
in September 2015." For an overview of the Proven Winners 9 months 2015 financials, please see
the appendix or visit our website
( Ends Media Contact T: +49 30 300 13 18 68 E: [email protected] About Rocket Internet
Rocket's mission is to become the world's largest Internet platform outside
of the United States and China. Rocket identifies and builds proven
Internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped
markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies.
Rocket is focused on online business models that satisfy basic consumer
needs across four main sectors: eCommerce, marketplaces, travel and
financial technology. Rocket started in 2007 and has now more than 30,000
employees across its network of companies, which are active in more than
110 countries across six continents. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information
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