[THE INVESTOR] Shinsegae will maintain stable growth in department store and duty-free businesses, said NH Investment and Securities on Dec. 7 maintaining a “buy” recommendation and 460,000 won (US$411.41) target price.
Revenue from imported luxury goods, premium household electronics and contemporary fashion is showing double-digit growth and propelling the income of its department store sector. Duty-free stores are sailing as well and commission rate has stabilized from the third quarter. The sector will generate 4.3 trillion won revenue in 2019, said analyst Lee Ji-yeong.
Combined online operations, set to commence next year, will also serve as a momentum as joint marketing with E-mart Mall will allow it to absorb its clients. Inbound tourism from China will surge over 40 percent in 2019 and a new duty-free store will normalize promptly adding value to the company, added the analyst.
By Hwang You-mee (firstname.lastname@example.org)