Carrefour S.A. – Company Information

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

  • Groupe Carrefour logoChairman and CEO: Georges Plassat
  • Industry: Retailing
  • Type: SociĂ©tĂ© 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:
  • 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
Revenue €76,675 €77,330
Operating income €2,382 €1,465
Net income €1,364 €1,342
Total assets €43,564 €46,006
Cash flow after investments €1,005 €2,790
Shareholders’ equity €8,047 €8,597
Basic earnings per share – Group share (in EUR) €1.82 €1.84
Diluted earnings per share – Group share (in EUR) €1.82 €1.84

Source: “Carrefour S.A. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Year Ended December 31, 2013” 

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.”

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