Article at Financial Times 14 FEB 2014
says "The company is still not profitable. Operating margin was minus 7 per cent last year, against minus 8 per cent in 2012. But that is not as big an improvement as executives would like to see."
Article at The Wall Street Journal
"Last year, it had a negative margin of slightly below 7% on earnings before interest and tax, translating into a loss of around €120 million. A year earlier, Zalando posted a negative EBIT margin of 7.2%."
says NET LOSS 2013: 127 million euros
Please see also:
Secret papers: How the Samwer bros. woo investors. "For the Brazilian Amazon clone Linio the Samwers offer a return of 12 percent in 2017. The model Amazon generates 1.1 percent."
BIG LOSSES from Rocket Internet clone empire
PUBLIC balance Affinitas GmbH. fiscal year 2012 and others
Für Oliver Samwer schmissen die Edarling-Gründer ihre gutbezahlten Jobs
I hope someone can investigate further Samwer Brothers, Rocket Internet GmbH. and all cloned companies of them. It seems nobody can post a negative opinion of them, nobody can say they could be behaving badly, because they send lawyers with legal letters accusing of slander and defamation.
I suspect some Journalists have a legal muzzle, they can not investigate or write articles any more, they had been threatened by Samwers' lawyers.
I also suspect no one of the cloned companies by Samwer Bros. are really profitable or sustainable for the next 5 years, to until 2019 at least; and as they will not be able to sell to the original company they had copycatted, as they failed to sell Affinitas GmbH. to eHarmony Inc. last March 2012 and as the Management Team can not innovate in nothing because they are not entrepreneurs, they will collapse. All cloned companies seem like bubbles.
Some Journalists suggest now all Rocket Internet clone empire is only a big PONZI schema.