On behalf of the Directors of Shaver Shop, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Investor Centre and to become a shareholder of Shaver Shop Group Limited.
Shaver Shop is an Australian speciality retailer of male and female personal grooming products and aspires to be the market leader in ‘all things related to hair removal’. With 100 owned and franchised stores across Australia and New Zealand and an ecommerce platform, the Company seeks to provide customers with a wide range of products, highest level of customer service and competitive prices. The Company’s principal product categories include electric shavers, clippers, trimmers, female hair removal and male wet shave items.
Shaver Shop was established in 1986 primarily as a service centre for electric shavers, offering spare parts and repairs. Since that time Shaver Shop has grown to become a market leader in hair removal and personal grooming, with no significant direct competitor providing Shaver Shop’s full product offering. Growth has been achieved through initiatives including evolving the business model to appeal to a wider customer demographic, a well-considered store rollout program, a disciplined franchise store buy back program, and an investment in the growth of our online business. As the leading retailer in its category, where possible Shaver Shop seeks to work closely with global manufacturers to source the latest products, many of these on an exclusive basis.
Shaver Shop is focused on organic growth (including the buy back of franchised stores) rather than acquisitions. This allows Shaver Shop to steadily and strategically expand its geographic footprint while maintaining a consistent retail offer and customer experience. With an aim to have more than 145 stores in Australia and New Zealand, the Company believes it has a substantial growth opportunity ahead.
The Australian and New Zealand hair removal and personal grooming market is large and growing. The Company estimates the annual retail sales of the market segments that it operates in to be over $1 billion per annum in Australia, based on the current product offer. Market demand for hair removal and personal grooming products is underpinned by long term structural drivers, such as the increased consumer desire to look and feel good, as well as continued product innovation.
The Board of Shaver Shop has significant specialty retail experience. Shaver Shop’s senior management team, led by CEO Cameron Fox, has a track record of delivering growth. As evidence of this, the Company is expecting a three year compound annual growth in sales and EBITDA of 66.9% and 43.7% respectively (FY13 to FY16F).
Shaver Shop listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 1 July 2016. A copy of the
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is available for your review from this website.
On behalf of my fellow Directors, I look forward to welcoming you on the continuation of Shaver Shop’s journey that started some 30 years ago.