Carrefour S.A. is a French multinational retail company based in Greater Paris. It is one of the largest retailers in the world (along with Wal-Mart Stores and Tesco PLC).
The group operates over 10,000 stores in 34 countries across Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa – with more than 10 million checkouts occuring every day.
According to Carrefour, because of its increasing global presence, it generates more than 55% of its sales outside France.
The first Carrefour store was founded by the Fournier, Badin and Defforey families in 1959. It was a success and the company began expanding its presence in France.
The company became the first European company to open a hypermarket – a supermarket and department store.
Carrefour now operates a number of different retail formats, including: hypermarkets (between 2,400 sq. m and 23,000 sq. m), supermarkets (from 1,000 sq. m to 4,000 sq. m), cash & carry, and convenience stores.
In 1970 the company went public on the Paris stock exchange.
Carrefour S.A. – Company Overview
- Chairman and CEO: Georges Plassat
- Industry: Retailing
- Type: Société Anonyme (S.A.)
- Listed on the Euronext as CA
- ISIN code: FR0000120172
- Total revenue: €76,675 million (2013)
- Gross profit: €1,364 million (2013)
- Headquarters: Boulogne Billancourt, France
- Employees: 365,000 (approximately)
- Founded: 1 January 1958
- Website: www.carrefour.com
- Investor relations phone number: +33 (0) 1 41 04 26 00
- Investor relations email: [email protected]
Carrefour S.A. – Financial Results
|Key figures (in millions of EUR except for share data)||2013||2012|
|Cash flow after investments||€1,005||€2,790|
|Basic earnings per share – Group share (in EUR)||€1.82||€1.84|
|Diluted earnings per share – Group share (in EUR)||€1.82||€1.84|
According to the company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis – Year Ended December 31, 2013:
“Sales increased by 2.0% at constant exchange rates, with improvement in all formats in France, a significant recovery in the second half in Europe, a remarkable increase in Latin America, and faster growth in Asia. Recurring operating income came in at €2,238 million, a 9.8% gain at constant exchange rates; Europe (including France) posted growth of 11.3% while recurring operating income in emerging markets (Latin America and Asia) was up 8.5%. Net income from continuing operations (Group share) stood at €949 million, a six fold increase.”
Carrefour S.A. – Live Stock Market Data
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