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Thursday, February 16, 2012
PPR Has an ‘Excellent’ 2011
French luxury and retail company, PPR, said Thursday that its 2011 revenue rose 11.1 percent, year-over-year, to 12.2 billion euros ($15.86 billion).
The Paris-based company—whose brands include Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Stella McCartney, Boucheron and Girard-Perregaux—reported that its recurring operating income rose 16.9 percent to 1.6 billion euros ($2.08 billion) and its recurring net income, group share, surged 26.4 percent to 1.05 billion euros ($1.36 billion). Net income, group share, rose 2.3 percent to 986 million euros ($1.3 billion).
“PPR’s results for 2011 are excellent,” said François-Henri Pinault, PPR chairman and CEO. “Our Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands command leading positions in the fastest-growing segments of the apparel and accessories market and are well placed to respond to and anticipate new consumer trends in both mature markets and emerging countries. The transformation of PPR into a more cohesive, integrated group will make us stronger and enable us to fully exploit the huge growth potential of each of our brands. In the uncertain economic climate of early 2012, the core strengths underpinning PPR’s robust 2011 results will continue to propel our performance this year. PPR is confident that 2012 will be another year of sustained revenue growth and improvements in our operating and financial performances.”
The company divides its operation into three division: Luxury (Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni (acquired in January), Stella McCartney, Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Sergio Rossi); Sports & Lifestyle (Puma, Volcom, Cobra, and Electric); Fnac, the French books and music retailer; and Redcats, a fashion and home group of companies that PPR is selling.
Luxury division revenue rose 22.6 percent to 4.9 billion euros ($6.36 billion). Gucci revenue rose 17.9 percent to 3.14 billion euros ($4.08 billion), Bottega Veneta revenue surged 33.7 percent to 682.6 million euros ($887.1 million), and Yves Saint Laurent revenue increased 31.4 percent to 353.7 million euros ($459.6 million).
Puma revenue rose 11.2 percent to 3.01 billion euros ($3.91 billion) for the year. Fnac sales were down 3.2 percent to 4.16 billion euros ($5.4 billion).
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