At the end of the first quarter of 2015, Naturhouse registered operations in 27 countries with 2,004 establishments, 50 stores more than on 31 December 2014
The leading company, which specialises in the sale of diet products and dietary re-education, predicts net openings of 240 establishments between 2015 and 2016
Barcelona, 8 April 2015.- Naturhouse, a company specialising in the sale of diet products and dietary re-education, has just opened store number 2,000 in the Citi 2 shopping centre in Brussels, one of the leading shopping malls in the Belgian capital.
The store is among the 50 net openings registered by Naturhouse in the first three months of 2015, reaching a total of 2,004 centres in 27 countries. This is a new record, beating the company’s own record in terms of the number of establishments, set in December 2014. Last year, the group registered net openings of 64 establishments with a network of 1,954 stores.
In addition to the 27 economies where the company has operations, in recent years, Naturhouse has signed master franchise contracts with countries like Puerto Rico, Colombia and Tunisia, which are currently in the product registration phase.
This growth has allowed the company to increase its consolidated revenues in 2014 to €95.7 million and EBITDA to €33.7 million, which, on a like-for-like basis* is an increase of 6.6% and 31.5%, respectively, in comparison with 2013, allowing the company to register an EBITDA margin of 35.2%.
For Félix Revuelta, Chairman of Naturhouse, “reaching 2,000 stores is not just a milestone in the history of our company, but it also highlights the group’s capacity for growth and reaffirms our expansion strategy.”
Naturhouse is a Spanish business group, owned by Grupo Kiluva, that works in the diet and nutrition sector, with a proprietary and distinctive business model based on the “Naturhouse Method”. The method combines the sale of food supplements with free, personalised advice and monitoring from a qualified specialist. Since it opened its first shop in the Spanish city of Vitoria in 1992, Naturhouse has provided advice to more than 4,000,000 people. The company, which operates in 27 countries, had 2,004 centres as of 31 March 2015, both directly operated and franchises. Naturhouse is the only diet food business to be present throughout the whole value chain, from product development and manufacturing to sales and customer assessment. This, alongside the business’ low investment requirements and an attractive return for franchisees, has meant the company has received numerous awards. For seven consecutive years, it has been selected as one of the top 100 franchises worldwide by Franchise Direct.
*Percentage growth has been calculated on a like-for-like basis in comparison with 2013, considering the scope of Grupo Naturhouse in 2014 (that is, considering all the companies that currently make up Grupo Naturhouse and, therefore, including the consolidated financial amounts for 2013 for Grupo S.A.S. Naturhouse, which was under the common control of sole shareholder Kiluva S.A. and the corresponding consolidation adjustments).