quinta-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2020
Swatch Group com quebra nos lucros em 2019
Com as acções a quebrarem patra mínimos históricos, o Swatch Group acaba de anunciar os resultados de 2019, apresentando quebra nos lucros pela primeira vez três anos. A agitação política em Hong Kong, a falta de competitividade das marcas de gama baixa e a epidemia de coronavírus na China continental ameaçam a indústria relojoeira suíça e o seu maior grupo industrial.
Group net sales of CHF 8 243 million, -1.8% in comparison to the previous year at constant ex-change rates, or -2.7% at current rates.
Operating result of CHF 1 023 million, -11.4% to the previous year. Operating margin amounted to 12.4% versus 13.6% in the previous year.
Net income of CHF 748 million, -13.7% to the previous year, with a net margin of 9.1% versus 10.2% in the previous year.
Operating cash flow increased by 30% to CHF 1 224 million.
Excluding Hong Kong SAR, Group sales increased in the second half of 2019 by 5% at constant exchange rates and the operating result by 6% (in the Watches & Jewelry segment, excluding production, by even more than 20%).
Growth in all markets except Hong Kong SAR.
Dividend proposal: CHF 8.00 per bearer share and CHF 1.60 per registered share (unchanged from previous year).
For 2020, further growth in local currency expected in all regions (except Hong Kong SAR).
OUTLOOK FOR 2020
Group management expects healthy growth in 2020 in all markets in local currency, with the exception of Hong Kong SAR. The currency situation will remain challenging. A special highlight for the Group will be the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, where Omega can uniquely showcase itself in one of the largest luxury markets in the world.
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