LVMH profits are up


Feb 23, 2006

LVMH reports higher third-quarter sales


The Associated Press
Published: October 9, 2008

PARIS: French luxury goods empire LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA said Thursday sales rose six percent in the third quarter as demand for its wines, clothing, handbags and jewelry held up despite the weakening global economy.
The maker of Hennessy cognac and scents such as J'Adore and Miss Dior Cherie didn't provide a third-quarter sales total, but reported nine-month sales of €12 billion ($16.4 billion), up 4.5 percent from €11.4 billion a year ago.
For the third quarter, LVMH said only that sales climbed 6 percent on an organic basis — taking into account acquisitions and disposals and exchange rates.
LVMH sales rose 5 percent in the first six months of the year, but since then economies in Europe and North America have shifted towards recession under the weight of the global financial crisis.
The maker of Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon champagne said its wine and spirits division's sales fell 2 percent in the first nine months of the year — the same pace of decline as in the first half. The company said strong growth particularly in China and Russia has been offset by a "contrasting situation" in the rest of the world.

The fashion and leather business, know for brands such as Kenzo, Fendi and Givenchy, and currently the biggest contributor to LVMH's profits, reported sales growth of 5 percent to €4.24 billion ($5.8 billion).
LVMH confirmed its target of a "tangible increase" in 2008 earnings, "despite the current global economic and financial crisis." Last year LVMH's net profit rose 8 percent to €2.33 billion.


Jan 24, 2007
Will be curious to see their balance sheets in the last quarter.....I think it will be totally different!!

I agree...would love to hear about this quarter. I'll bet the bulk of the profits came from consumer purchases that occured before the last price increase.

Hmmm...ever wonder why increases occur a few weeks before the end of a quarter? I do at times.