Turkey's CarrefourSA posts first profit in 5 years

Thursday, May 01, 2014

CarrefourSA, the Turkish affiliate of French retail giant, Carrefour, posts profits for the first time in five years.

CarrefourSA, the Turkish affiliate of French retail giant, Carrefour, posts profits for the first time in five years.

ANKARA - CarrefourSA of Turkey said Thursday its net profit rose 150 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period of 2013.

According to a statement CarrefourSA posted a profit of 3.7 million Turkish lira (US$1.75 million) for the first quarter of 2014 are five years of losses, including 100.1 million Turkish lira (US$48 million) loss for 2013.

Mehmet Nane, chief executive of CarrefourSA, said "we set a new strategy for the company with Sabancı Holding and poured resources into better technology. After the implementation of the new strategies we have results with profit."

The retail company's total assets increased by 43 million Turkish lira (US$20.4 million) to 1.609 billion Turkish lira (US$760 million) in the first quarter of this year. 

Turkey’s Sabancı Holding has a 50.8 percent stake in CarrefourSA while Carrefour retains a 46.2 percent share.

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