Christian Dior: Quarterly Revenue from May 1 to July 31 2012

Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:21pm EDT

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Christian Dior: Quarterly Revenue from May 1 to July 31 2012

Regulatory News:

The financial year-end of Christian Dior (Paris:CDI) having been changed to April 30, the revenue figures reported in the present financial release cover the period from May 1 to July 31, 2012, which corresponds to the first quarter of the 2012/2013 financial year of the Company.

The Christian Dior group recorded revenues of 6.9 billion Euros from May 1 to July 31, 2012, representing a 22% increase compared to the same period of 2011. Revenues were as follows:

(Euro millions)   Period from May 1

to July 31, 2012

  Period from May 1

to July 31, 2011

Christian Dior Couture   323   252
Wines & Spirits 843 702
Fashion & Leather Goods 2,413 2,096
Perfumes & Cosmetics 805 691
Watches & Jewelry (*) 733 447
Selective Retailing 1,834 1,486
Other activities and eliminations   (49)   (32)
TOTAL 6,902 5,642
 
(*) Bulgari revenues taken into account since July 1, 2011.
 

Christian Dior Couture revenues for the period from May 1 to July 31, 2012 amounted to 323 million Euros, representing an increase of 28% compared to the same period of 2011. Revenues from retail operations recorded a very solid growth of 36% compared to the same period of 2011.

LVMH revenues from May 1 to July 31, 2012 amounted to 6,589 million Euros, representing an increase of 22% compared to the same period of 2011. Highlights include:

  • Double-digit revenue growth at Louis Vuitton, demonstrating the exceptional appeal of the brand among customers over the whole world;
  • Robust demand for Wines & Spirits and Watches & Jewelry;
  • Continued innovation and success of star lines at Parfums Christian Dior;
  • On-going integration of Bulgari within LVMH;
  • Excellent performance of DFS and Sephora globally.

APPENDIX – Revenues by business groups and accounting periods.

The regulated information related to this press release is available on the website www.dior-finance.com

The figures reported in the present financial release have not been audited. Certain information included in this release is forward looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties and factors beyond our control or ability to predict, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, projected or implied. It only reflects our views as of the date of this presentation. No undue reliance should therefore be based on any such information, it being also agreed that we undertake no commitment to amend or update it after the date hereof.

APPENDIX                
 
Christian Dior - Revenues by business groups and accounting periods (*)
 
                                 
 
Euro millions Christian

Dior

Couture

Wines &

Spirits

Fashion &

Leather Goods

Perfumes &

Cosmetics

Watches & Jewelry Selective Retailing

Other activities

and eliminations

Total
                                 
 
Period from May 1 to July 31, 2012 323 843 2,413 805 733 1,834 (49) 6,902
 
Period from May 1 to July 31, 2011 252 702 2,096 691 447 1,486 (32) 5,642
                                 
 
 
 
Period ending April 30, 2012 (4 months)
                                 
 
Euro millions Christian

Dior

Couture

Wines &

Spirits

Fashion &

Leather Goods

Perfumes &

Cosmetics

Watches & Jewelry Selective Retailing

Other activities

and eliminations

Total
                                 
 
Period from January 1 to March 31, 2012 284 926 2,374 899 630 1,823 (76) 6,860
                                 
 
Period from January 1 to April 30, 2012 371 1,196 3,101 1,188 853 2,385 (101) 8,993
                                 
 
 
 
Period ending December 31, 2011 (12 months)
                                 
 
Euro millions Christian

Dior

Couture

Wines &

Spirits

Fashion &

Leather Goods

Perfumes &

Cosmetics

Watches & Jewelry Selective Retailing

Other activities

and eliminations

Total
                                 
 
Period from January 1 to March 31, 2011 221 762 2,029 803 261 1,421 (33) 5,464
Period from April 1 to June 30, 2011 224 673 1,942 715 315 1,410 (22) 5,257
Period from July 1 to September 30, 2011 260 871 2,218 793 636 1,547 (61) 6,264
Period from October 1 to December 31, 2011 295 1,218 2,523 884 737 2,058 (72) 7,643
                                 
 
Period from January 1 to December 31, 2011 1,000 3,524 8,712 3,195 1,949 6,436 (188) 24,628
                                 
 
(*) Figures rounded to the nearest digit.

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