BERLIN — In preliminary and unreviewed figures released Tuesday ahead of a scheduled report, online retailer Zalando said its second-quarter sales increased by more than 33 percent and would reach between 727 million euros and 738 million euros, or $804 million to $816 million.
Zalando’s adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the April to June period are estimated at 22 million euros to 37 million euros, or $24 million to $41 million, the company said. The figure corresponds to an adjusted EBIT margin of 3 to 5 percent.
For the first half of 2015, revenues grew by more than 31 percent to reach between 1.37 billion euros to 1.38 billion euros, or $1.51 billion to $1.53 billion. Adjusted EBIT of 51 million euros to 66 million euros, or $56.4 million to $73 million, is expected for the first six months, resulting in a EBIT margin of around 4 percent.
All dollar figures are calculated at average exchange rates for the period concerned.
In a statement, the company noted that revenue results exceeded expectations.
The Berlin-based e-tailer has recently made moves towards extending its fashion presence, including buying the ailing Bread & Butter trade show, and sponsoring the Zalando Fashion House. The company trades in 15 European markets, and its Web sites garner an estimated 130 million visits per month.
Full figures for the half are to be published on Aug. 13.