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MAGAZINE LUIZA S.A.

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Magazine Luiza : 4Q18 Earnings Release

02/21/2019 | 07:35pm EDT

February 21, 2019

Magazine Luiza S.A. (B3: MGLU3)

4th Quarter 2018 Earnings Release (IFRS equivalent)

4Q18 HIGHLIGHTS

E-commerce grew 57%, reaching R$2.2 billion and 38% of total sales

Physical store sales grew 24%, while same store sales rose 16%

Total sales rose 35%, reaching R$5.9 billion (R$19.7 billion in 2018)

EBITDA grew 13% to R$353 million, 7.7% margin (R$1.2 billion in 2018)

Net profit grew 15% to R$190 million, 4.1% margin (R$597 million in 2018)

Operating cash generation of R$1.0 billion in 4Q18

Net cash position of R$2.2 billion in Dec/18

  • Consistent market share gains. In 4Q18, total sales (physical stores, traditional e-commerce (1P) and marketplace (3P)) increased 34.9% to R$5.9 billion, reflecting growth of 57.4% in e-commerce (on top of 60.0% growth in 4Q17) and 24.2% in physical stores (same store sales growth of 16,1% on top of 15,0% growth in 4Q17). It is worth highlighting the performance of the 100 new stores (41 of which were opened in 4Q18), that generated sales above our expectations, expanding total physical store sales growth by 8 p.p.. By contrast, in 2018, retail market fell 1.4%, according to IBGE.

  • Accelerated growth in e-commerce. E-commerce sales grew 57.4% in 4Q18, reaching 37.7% of total sales, compared to market growth of 13.4% (E-bit). In traditional e-commerce, sales grew 43.8%, and the marketplace contributed with additional sales of R$366.0 million (reaching 16.3% of total e-commerce). Magalu's market share gains were driven by the app performance that reached more than 26 million downloads), the maturation of multichannel projects, and the maintenance of our RA1000 ranking.

  • Evolution of gross profit. In 4Q18, gross profit increased 22.8% to R$1.3 billion. Gross margin decreased 110 bps to 28.1 % reflecting the significant increase in e-commerce, from 32.3% of total sales to 37.7%.

  • Dilution of fixed expenses, growth of investments in level of service and new customer acquisition. In 4Q18, operating expenses were diluted by 40 bps to 20.8% of net revenues. Of this total, additional investment in the level of service and the acquisition of new customers represented nearly 120bps of net revenues.

  • Significant Luizacred growth. The Luiza Card base increased in almost 1 million in 2018, reaching 4.3 million cards. In the same period, the Luiza Card revenue grew 37.2% surpassing the mark of R$ 20 billion. In 4Q18, Luizacred posted a net income of R$15.7 million and R$87.6 in 2018, influenced by the adoption of IFRS 9. Considering the accounting practices established by the Brazilian Central Bank, Luizacred's net income was R$46.6 million in 4Q18 and R$161.4 million in 2018, growing 36.2% and 15.2% respectively.

  • EBITDA and net income growth. In 4Q18, EBITDA increased 13.0% to R$353.5 million (7.7% margin). High sales growth, the positive contribution of e-commerce and the dilution of expenses were responsible for the EBITDA growth. Due to these factors, the Company posted R$189.6 million of net income, an increase of 14.5% YoY (ROE of 33%). Considering Luizacred results according to the accounting practices established by the Brazilian Central Bank, Magalu´s net income would have been R$205.1 million in 4Q18 and R$634.3 in 2018.

  • Strong cash flow generation and ROIC. Cash flow from operations, adjusted by receivables, reached R$1.0 billion in 4T18, due to improved results and disciplined working capital management. Once again, the Company presented high growth with high ROIC and strong cash generation. In 4Q18, annualized ROIC reached 39%.

  • Increase of net cash position and optimization of the capital structure. In the last 12 months, the Company increased adjusted net cash by R$488.1 million, from a net cash position of R$1.7 billion in Dec/17 to R$2.2 billion in Dec/18. As of this date the Company reached a total cash position of R$2.6 billion, with cash and securities of R$1.0 billion and credit card receivables of R$1.6 billion.

MGLU3: R$ 161.10 per share

Investor Relations: Tel. +55 11 3504-2727

Total Shares: 190,591,464

9:00AM in US Time (EST): +1 646 828-8246

www.magazineluiza.com.br/ri

Market Cap: R$ 30.7 billion

11:00AM in Brazil Time: +55 11 3193-1001

ri@magazineluiza.com.br

Conference call: February 22, 2018 (Friday)

R$ million (except when otherwise indicated)

4Q18

4Q17

% Chg

12M18

12M17

% Chg

Total Sales¹ (including marketplace)

5,942.3

4,404.9

34.9%

19,667.8

14,440.3

36.2%

Gross Revenue

5,598.5

4,322.6

29.5%

18,896.5

14,321.1

31.9%

Net Revenue

4,610.5

3,621.8

27.3%

15,590.4

11,984.3

30.1%

Gross Income

1,296.2

1,055.9

22.8%

4,537.4

3,606.0

25.8%

Gross Margin

28.1%

29.2%

-110 bps

29.1%

30.1%

-100 bps

EBITDA

353.5

312.7

13.0%

1,245.2

1,030.8

20.8%

EBITDA Margin

7.7%

8.6%

-90 bps

8.0%

8.6%

-60 bps

Net Income

189.6

165.6

14.5%

597.4

389.0

53.6%

Net Margin

4.1%

4.6%

-50 bps

3.8%

3.2%

60.0 pp

Same Physical Store Sales Growth

16.1%

15.0%

-

18.6%

14.3%

-

Total Physical Store Sales Growth

24.2%

20.1%

-

25.8%

17.4%

-

Internet Sales Growth (1P)

43.8%

47.0%

-

48.4%

52.7%

-

Total E-commerce Sales Growth

57.4%

60.0%

-

60.1%

60.9%

-

E-commerce Share in Total Sale

37.7%

32.3%

5.4 pp

35.7%

30.4%

5.3 pp

Number of Stores - End of Period

954

858

96 stores

954

858

96 stores

Sales Area - End of Period (M2)

572,394

525,981

8.8%

572,394

525,981

8.8%

2

(1) Total Sales includes sales from physical stores, traditional e-commerce (1P) and marketplace (3P).

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

For the last few years, each of our employees has been committed to achieving a mission that few companies in the world have been able to accomplish: transforming a traditional retail company into a digital one. In 2018, thanks to everyone's hard work and determination, we wrapped up our digital transformation process and initiated an important new chapter in our over 60 year history: to think, act and work like a technology company--at all levels of the organization.

We are a technology company - a digital platform with no frontiers between the physical and virtual worlds, where the retail universe is seen as a single unit - which is what we think it is. No barriers, no walls and no fiefdoms.

Our infrastructure is, and will continue to be, a hybrid mix of physical and virtual assets integrated seamlessly via technology into a single, unified platform.

There are no analog processes today at Magazine Luiza. An army of more than 750 developers and product design experts make up our technology development group, Luizalabs, which is responsible for delivering "Made in Magalu" solutions to all of our business units. The ability to develop technology internally has allowed us to digitalize complex processes for our more than 10,000 sellers, our nearly 1,000 stores, 12 distribution centers, and all of our logistics and back office operations, resulting in increased sales, faster delivery times and higher levels of customer service.

Now it is time for us to take an even more ambitious step. It is time for Magalu to contribute to the digitalization of Brazil itself.

We will do that by extending our digitalization strategy in a radical new direction. Since our inception, we have strived to make as many things as possible available to individual Brazilians of all classes and incomes. We have done that with televisions, washing machines and smartphones and will now do so for Brazilian businesses, many of whom are still stuck in the analog world and, as a result, work less efficiently, productively and successfully.

We will continue to open new physical locations and expand our presence throughout all regions of Brazil. We will do that because our stores aren't just stores -- they are advanced shopping and distribution centers, perfectly integrated with our digital operations, while retaining their human touch. By the end of 2019, we will have a network of over 1,000 locations, giving us a strong lead .

To date, Magalu has been growing extraordinarily. Over the last three years, the company's revenue has almost doubled. Net profit grew 600%. Market share has soared by more than 5 percentage points in our main operating segments. In the same period, we also expanded our customer base, albeit at a lower rate. But as of now, we want to increase the number of interactions exponentially, similar to the elevated levels of growth commonly associated with China. This is what Magalu's more than 27,000 employees are working hard to achieve in 2019.

We currently have over 17 million active customers. This means we have penetrated only 13% of Brazil's consumer market. There is still enormous room for growth, which we will tackle by gradually expanding our offering of products and services to Brazilians through technology. Magalu currently has one of Brazil's most successful shopping apps, with 26 million downloads, and the app accounts for roughly 40% of the Company's online orders. We are not only building an app, but rather a "superapp": a digital environment where customers can go shopping, pay bills, top-up their mobile phones, hire transportation services, buy lunch, play games and connect with friends on social media. By attracting partners to the superapp environment we will increase our chances of attracting new customers, whose interactions with the company will be even more frequent and meaningful.

While these corporations are opening new stores, Magalu is opening its APIs.

We believe that we are uniquely well-positioned to achieve our mission. Time, history and the current context are all in our favor. Today, digitally native corporations like Alibaba and Amazon are investing their time, energy and financial resources into building physical networks from the ground up. They do that because they know there is no future for retailers who are unable to harmoniously combine the physical and virtual worlds.

Our strategy envisions that we will not merely be leaders in durable goods, but a plethora of other categories - from apparel and footwear to personal hygiene and household products, wines, pet food, stationary, office supplies, hardware and construction materials. A digital platform like ours offers infinite opportunities for collaboration with other companies. The sky is the limit.

This is the beauty of the model. The more companies we attract to our platform, especially through our marketplace, the more customers we will attract. The more customers we attract, the greater the power we will have to attract new business partners.

Thus, a virtuous circle is formed, creating growth that is exponential rather than linear. At the end of 2018 we had over 3,300 sellers in our marketplace and more than 4.3 million items for sale.

Technology developed by Magalu is increasingly going to be made available to each of our partners so that they can become as digitally-advanced as Magazine Luiza itself. This is what we are calling Magalu as a Service. It is our commitment to digitalization.

Brazil is not accustomed to this type of platform model, which is a novelty even in developed economies. But there is no doubt that the future is now, and businesses will only be able to grow through a collaborative and open system that enables multiple partnerships and expands elastically at the speed of the customer's needs and wants. The platform revolution is here to stay. At Magalu, it is already in motion.

Just like Magalu, sellers on our marketplace can rely on developers who are working hard every day to improve the user experience. Also like Magalu, they will have an efficient distribution network at their disposal, with well-trained salespeople who can sell their products to consumers in our physical stores and team members who will deliver their shipments. They can also rely on a cutting-edge digital infrastructure which uses large data sets coupled with advanced machine learning algorithms to promote their offers and generate new opportunities.

We are not talking about a distant future. We are talking about 2019.

Magalu has been preparing for quite some time to make all of this possible. In December 2018, we acquired Softbox, a technology solution provider which specializes in developing digital solutions for analog retail and consumer packed goods companies. In May 2018, we announced the acquisition of Logbee, a logistics technology startup, and, in April 2017, we acquired Integra Commerce, which focuses on integrating multiple e-commerce systems and marketplaces. In less than two years, hundreds of developers joined the company and were successfully integrated, adding a series of new competencies to further improve the Magalu experience.

We also raised our own bar in terms of customer satisfaction. We know that our growth ambitions must not come at the cost of our user experience, so we have redoubled our efforts to exceed user expectations, to surprise and delight on a daily basis.

This is how we became the only retail company to achieve the prestigious RA 1000 accreditation from the Reclame Aqui website. This is also how we managed to complete more than 30% of all of our deliveries in 48 hours or less. Moreover, this is how we achieved a customer satisfaction level of over 80% in our Customer Service Survey.

Is it possible to grow at a China-like pace, while simultaneously improving the user experience of our customers?

It's a challenge. A huge one. But we have overcome other challenges before. Years ago, our belief in a retail model that could bridge the digital and physical worlds was frowned upon. More recently, we had to prove that we were capable of transforming from a traditional retail company into a digital one. Many said it would be impossible to develop wide-scale technology in Brazil, with Brazilian employees.

But through the hard work, determination and dedication of our team, we proved that it was all possible.

We want to share these achievements with our investors, suppliers, business partners, employees and, above all, each one of our customers. Without their confidence in our work and our purpose, none of this would have been possible.

After successfully closing one chapter of our history, we are looking forward to opening a new one. We are ready. And we are happy to be here.

Lastly, we would like to pay our respects to Pelegrino José Donato who, together with his wife, Luiza Trajano Donato, founded and dedicated most of his life to Magazine Luiza. Pelegrino left us in December 2018, but he will live forever on in our hearts and minds.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Magalu ended 4Q18 with 954 stores (791 conventional, 162 virtual and an e-commerce operation). In 4Q18, the Company inaugurated 41 stores. In the last 12 months, the Company opened 100 new stores (4 in the South region, 27 in the Southeast, 29 in Midwest and 36 in the Northeast) and closed 4. Twenty five percent of our total number of stores are not yet mature.

3Q11

4Q17

Number of Stores

728 730

1Q18

4Q11

Conventional Stores

731

736

106 1

629

2Q18

3Q18

4Q18

1Q12

2Q12

3Q12

Website

Virtual Stores

Total Retail sales were up 34.9% in 4Q18 as a result of a 24.2% increase in brick-and-mortar store sales and a 57.4% increase in e-commerce sales.

Same Physical Store Sales GrowthPhysical Store Total Sales GrowthTradicional Ecommerce Growth (1P)Total E-commerce Growth (1P+3P)Total Retail Sales Growth

Total Sales Growth (%)

60.0%

60.9%

60.1%

57.4%

12M17

4Q17

4Q18

12M18

Luiza Card total sales penetration increased 300 bps to 28% in 4Q18, contributing to the Company's strategy of increasing customer loyalty. The percentage of DCC (direct credit to consumers) was stable at 6% in 4Q18.

Financed Sales Mix (% of total sales)

4Q18

4Q17

Luizacard

DCCThird Party Cards

Cash Sales/Down Payment

12M17

Luizacard

DCCThird Party Cards

12M18

Cash Sales/Down Payment

Disclaimer

Magazine Luiza SA published this content on 21 February 2019 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 22 February 2019 00:34:01 UTC


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