Dados divulgados hoje sobre os resultados do ano fiscal que terminou a 31 de Março de 2021 revelam que o grupo Richemont, o mais importante do mundo em Alta Relojoaria e Joalharia (Cartier,, Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Sohne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, IWC, Panerai, Baume & Mercier...) revelam que as vendas online já representam 21 por cento do total.
Depois de quebras acentuadas devido à pandemia, ao confinamento e à diminuição drástica das viagens e do turismo, o primeiro trimestre de 2021 e último do período em análise já foi de franca e rápida recuperação.
Due to closures of points of sales, logistics centres and manufacturing sites, as well as the halt in international tourism resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, sales contracted by 25% at constant exchange rates and by 26% at actual exchange rates in the first half of the financial year
As initial lockdown measures began to ease, sales grew by 17% and by 12% at constant and actual exchange rates, respectively, in the second half of the financial year compared to the same period in the prior year
Fourth quarter sales growth of 36% and 30% at constant and actual exchange rates, respectively, containing the decline in full year sales to 5% at constant exchange rates and 8% at actual exchange rates
Strong start into the new financial year, with accelerating trends across all business areas
Strong performance led by Jewellery Maisons, online retail and Asia Pacific; discipline and agility in exceptional circumstances
Triple-digit growth at Group Maisons’ online retail sales underscores the success of our Maisons’ digital transformation; overall online retail sales grew by 6% at actual exchange rates, accounting for 21% of Group sales
Solid retail sales, up at constant exchange rates, notwithstanding severe disruption from recurring widespread temporary closures of points of sales
Jewellery Maisons grew sales beyond pre-Covid levels and increased operating margin to 31.0%, supported by strong double-digit sales growth in the second half of the year
Digital enabling more diverse customer journeys and underpinning retail sales; increased direct engagement with end clients, now accounting for around ¾ of sales
Strong performance in mainland China contributing to 19% sales growth in Asia Pacific, where year-on-year sales rose by triple digits in the fourth quarter
Operating margin improved to 11.2% and profit for the year increased to € 1 289 million, impacted positively by net finance income
Significant increase in net cash position to € 3 393 million, supported by strong cash flow from operating activities and strict working capital management
Proposed dividend of CHF 2.00 per 1 A share / 10 B shares