MYMUESLI GMBH mymuesli GmbH: mymuesli reports strong and profitable growth in 2020. Digital-first strategy boosts growth during COVID-19 pandemic

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mymuesli GmbH: mymuesli reports strong and profitable growth in 2020. Digital-first strategy boosts growth during COVID-19 pandemic

11.06.2021 / 09:00
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mymuesli reports strong and profitable growth in 2020. Digital-first strategy boosts growth during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Group sales revenues increase of 15.7% to € 80.3 million
  • 369% increase in adjusted EBITDA[1] to € 5.0 million
  • Online sales revenues increase of 33.2% to € 58.4 million
  • Online active customer base[2] reached 989 thousand, increasing 28% year-over-year
  • Digital-first strategy and successful product innovation strengthen growth potential

Passau, 11 June 2021 - mymuesli GmbH ("mymuesli"), Europe's digitally native cereal brand, today announced its results for the financial year ended 31 December 2020, demonstrating continued growth and significant improvements in profitability. Benefitting from its digital-first strategy and the continued shift from offline to online, mymuesli reported a 15.7 % increase in sales revenues to € 80.3 million (FY 2019: € 69.4 million) and a 369% increase in adjusted EBITDA to € 5.0 million (FY 2019: € 1.1 million).

The strong growth and profitability at mymuesli was driven primarily by continued gains in the company's dominant online sales channel, where sales revenues rose 33.2% year-over-year from € 43.9 million in 2019 to € 58.4 million in 2020, representing 72.8% of group sales revenues. In 2020, mymuesli's customer base included 989 thousand active online customers (up 27.9% from a year earlier). mymuesli's B2B/Retail sales channel, which accounted for 19.5% of group sales revenues in 2020, generated sales revenues of € 15.7 million. Impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales revenues from mymuesli's store sales channel declined by 33.9% to € 6.2 million in 2020.

Hubertus Bessau, managing director and co-founder of mymuesli: "The strong online performance in 2020 underlines the enormous potential of our unique business model. We have refocused our business to pursue a clear online-first strategy and the results we are reporting today show that we are on the right track. Online penetration in the food market is still at an early stage, and this is where we see great opportunities for us."

Expecting that the trend from offline to online purchases will continue to grow, mymuesli decided in February 2021 to fully focus on its online strategy and to almost completely exit its store sales channel, keeping three stores in Passau, Munich and Geislingen, Germany.

mymuesli believes it operates with a unique business model in the the global food market, which is the largest market for consumer spending[3]. Within this market, the estimated size of the global breakfast cereals market amounts to € 62,196 million in 2021[4]. While breakfast cereals remain the main product category with 83% sales revenues share in 2020, mymuesli over the years expanded its product range based on its direct-to-consumer ("DTC") and food customization approach.

The producer of organic foods has complemented its core cereals offering with additional categories around breakfast and healthy snacking, tea under our brand "Tree of Tea" and plant-based milk alternatives under our brand "Nilk". In 2020, 36.7% of mymuesli's online sales revenues were generated by product innovations that were launched in the previous twelve months (including updated and improved products), providing significant growth potential in the future.

Franky Das, CFO of mymuesli: "We believe mymuesli to be one of the pioneers of food customization. Based on our data-driven, costumer-focused approach, we will continue to focus on enabling customers to determine their own nutrition and aim to become the leading DTC hub for a wide variety of customized food."

While the international online business posted disproportionately strong growth in 2020, from a geographical perspective the core markets of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH region) accounted for 92.4% of sales revenues. In addition, mymuesli is active in six other European countries.

About mymuesli
mymuesli is Europe's digitally native breakfast cereal brand disrupting traditional models in the food industry with an online-first, direct-to-consumer strategy. The Germany-based and founder-led company represents a diversified organic assortment of breakfast cereals and complementary products. mymuesli was founded in 2007 and is currently active in the nine European countries Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Sweden and Poland.

For more information please visit https://www.mymuesli.com/

Media contact
Wenke Blumenroth
PR & Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 (0) 151 40 24 24 88
Email: wenke.blumenroth@mymuesli.com

Sailerwöhr 16, 94032 Passau, Germany



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[1] Adjusted EBITDA defined as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) adjusted for special items which are of non-recurring nature, which include expenses for external services, litigation expenses/provisions, provisions relating to the closing of stores and other non-operating expenses. In order to calculate EBITDA, firstly, the sales revenues, change in inventories of finished and unfinished goods, other own work capitalized as well as other operating income are summed up. Subsequently, the cost of materials, consisting of the cost of purchased merchandise, the personnel expenses, consisting of wages and salaries as well as social security, pension and other benefit costs, and other operating expenses are subtracted.

[2] Defined as as the number of customers that placed at least one order in the measurement period. Cancelled orders are not included.
[3] Source: Statista (https://de.statista.com/outlook/cmo/lebensmittel/weltweit).
[4] Source: Statista (https://de.statista.com/outlook/cmo/lebensmittel/brot-getreideprodukte/fruehstueckscerealien-muesli/weltweit?currency=EUR).

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Language: English
Company: mymuesli GmbH
Sailerwöhr 16
94032 Passau
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Internet: www.mymuesli.com
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