Demand for pizzas in Russia, Turkey lifts DP Eurasia’s profit
DP Eurasia, which operates the Domino’s Pizza brand in Turkey and Russia, reported 28.9 percent growth in annual core earnings on March 20 helped by the expansion of its store network and rising like-for-like sales, as reported by Reuters.
The company, which is Domino’s fifth-largest master franchise, reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of 96.8 million Turkish Liras ($24.61 million) for the full year, compared with 75.1 million liras a year before.
Its adjusted net profit, however, fell 39.4 percent to 21.7 million liras, driven by foreign exchange losses of 11.7 million liras, DP Eurasia said.
The pizza delivery firm increased its like-for-like sales by 10 percent in Turkey and 28.9 percent in Russia, driven by online orders, which accounted for more than half of all deliveries.
“We had a strong start to 2018 in line with our expectations, with like-for-like growth of 10.7 percent and 25 percent in Turkey and Russia,” said Aslan Saranga, who has run the company since 1996, as quoted by Reuters.
The chain, backed by Turkish private equity group Turkven since 2010, opened two stores in the first two months of 2018 and said it is on track to meet its target for the year of 30 stores in Turkey and 40-60 in Russia.
The company raised its capital expenditure target for 2018 by 8 million lira in Turkey and 75 million rubles ($1.30 million) in Russia, due to the depreciation of the lira against the dollar and the euro, and as it plans to spend more on IT, including a GPS tracker project.