sexta-feira, 27 de julho de 2012
LVMH continua a bater recorde de vendas, nomeadamente em relojoaria e joalharia
O LVMH, maior grupo e luxo do mundo, acaba de anunciar um aumento de 26 por cento no seu volume de negócios (16 mil milhões de dólares) na primeira metade do ano, comparado com o mesmo período do ano passado. Os lucros brutos ascenderam a 2 mil milhões (mais 28 por cento)
O crescimento orgânico no segmento de relojoaria e joalharia (volume de vendas a taxa de câmbio constante) foi de 13 por cento. O LVMH comprou no ano passado a Bvlgari.
Dos dados fornecidos pelo LVMH:
With Bulgari's revenue now included, sales for the category improved 133 per cent to US $1.6 bn. Profit from recurring operations of jewellery and watches increased by 87 per cent to US $195 million notably as a result of Bulgaris performance. In jewellery, Bulgari reported strong sales across all of its product lines, according to LVMH, and benefited from the growing success of its Serpenti collection.
Other business segments at LVMH experienced a solid H1 with organic growth of 15 per cent for wines and spirits, 10 per cent for leather goods, nine per cent for perfume and cosmetics and 16 per cent for selective retailing. LVMH, whose assets include jeweller Bulgari, the fashion house Christian Dior and a string of top champagne and spirits brands, said all of its brands had gained market share and that it was confident of sustaining its growth throughout the rest of the year, despite challenges in Europe.
Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH, said, ''LVMHs excellent performance in the first half, once again, demonstrates the exceptional appeal of our brands, the attraction of our high-quality products and the pertinence of our strategy. A host of initiatives, including constant innovation, successful iconic product lines, the development of our craftsmanship and targeted expansion, reinforce our masons. ''We approach the second half of the year with confidence and are relying upon the creativity and quality of our products as well as the effectiveness of our teams to pursue further market share gains in our historical markets as well as in high potential emerging markets,'' he said.