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Kingfisher Produces Resilient Results in Q1

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Kingfisher plc has today published their Q1 Trading Results for the period ending 30 April 2024.

Key points:

  • Q1 sales of £3.3bn; total sales +0.3% (constant currency) and -0.3% (reported)

  • LFL -0.9% including a +1.9% calendar impact (of which +1.1% relates to the leap year)(1)

Q1 by region:

  • UK & Ireland: share gains at B&Q supported by strong e-commerce and TradePoint sales; share gains and positive LFL at Screwfix

  • France: sales in line with our expectation. Castorama and Brico Dépôt performing broadly in line with weaker market

  • Poland: improved sales trend supported by stronger market 

  • Q1 by category:

    - Core (66% of sales): resilient performance (LFL -0.3%)(2), with sequential improvement in YoY volume trends vs Q4 23/24

    - Big-ticket (15% of sales): weak sales as expected (LFL -6.3%)(3), reflecting trends across the broader market

    - Seasonal (19% of sales): resilient sales (LFL +1.9%)(4) despite unfavourable weather in April

  • Volume and retail price inflation flat YoY; negative mix impact on average selling price from lower ‘big-ticket’ sales

  • Q2 trading to date(5) in line with underlying Q1 trends, with LFL -2.5%

  • Making progress against our key strategic priorities in Q1:

    - Opened three Screwfix stores in France and seven in the UK & Ireland

    - Total e-commerce sales +12.7%; now 18.8% of Group sales (Q1 23/24: 16.9%)

    - Continued strong growth of e-commerce marketplace at B&Q (GMV(6) +99.4% YoY) and successful launch at Castorama France in March

    - TradePoint LFL sales +8.5%. Trade loyalty programmes now live in all banners

  • Full year guidance unchanged: expect FY 24/25 adjusted PBT of c.£490m to £550m(7) and free cash flow of c.£350m to £410m

Unaudited Q1 24/25 sales (three months ended 30 April 2024)




% Total


% Total







Constant currency

Constant currency

UK & Ireland





- B&Q





- Screwfix










- Castorama





- Brico Dépôt





Other International





- Poland





- Iberia(9)





- Romania





- Other(10)





Total Group





Thierry Garnier, Chief Executive Officer, said:

“Trading in the first quarter has been in line with our expectations. We have seen continued resilience in our core categories, although ‘big-ticket’ sales have been weak reflecting the broader market as expected. In the UK, we have gained considerable share across our banners. Our trade proposition continues to resonate with customers, driving positive LFL sales at Screwfix and strong LFL sales growth of 8.5% at TradePoint. In France, while slightly improved on Q4, trading reflects the weak overall retail market. And in Poland, we are seeing encouraging sales trends as the consumer environment improves.

“We continue to drive our strategic priorities at pace and remain focused on delivering market share growth. Our e-commerce sales grew by 12.7% and we successfully expanded our marketplace model to France. We delivered further expansion of Screwfix in France, and advanced our data, AI and retail media initiatives. Leveraging our learnings from TradePoint in attracting trade customers in the UK, we are excited to have widened trade loyalty programmes across all our banners.

“We remain focused on driving productivity gains and maintaining tight control of our costs and inventories. In France we are pushing ahead with our plan to improve performance, having successfully completed our structural simplification and transitioned to new leadership at Castorama.

“Looking forward, we confirm the guidance outlined in March for the full year, including our expectations for the overall market in 2024.”

Source : Insight DIY & Kingfisher plc

Image : Alan Morris / iStock / 1281594226

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21 May 2024

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