Salvatore Ferragamo Q1 profits jump 23.5 percent

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. has reported revenues of 317 million euros (355 million dollars), up 4.3 percent both at current and constant exchange rates in the first quarter of 2019. The profit before taxes amounted to 15 million euros (16.8 million dollars, up 5.1 percent, with an incidence on revenues of 4.8 percent. The company said, net profit for the period, including the minority interest, was 11 million euros (12.3 million dollars), a 23.5 percent increase, while the group net profit was 10 million euros (11.2 million dollars), an increase of 10.8 percent.

Revenue development across retail channels and geographies

As of March 31, 2019, the group's retail network counted on a total of 662 points of sales, including 398 directly operated stores (DOS) and 264 third party operated stores (TPOS) in the wholesale and travel retail channel, along with presence in department stores and multi-brand specialty stores. In the first quarter, retail distribution channel posted consolidated revenue increase of 3.9 percent or 3.2 percent at constant exchange, showing a 2.2 percent at constant exchange rates and like-for-like basis.

The company’s wholesale channel registered an increase in revenues of 5.5 percent or 7 percent at constant exchange driven by a positive performance in the main geographical areas and to a double-digit growth in the travel retail channel, despite the negative performance of the perfume business.

Among the product categories, at constant exchange, footwear posted an increase of 7.3 percent and handbags and leather accessories of 8.7 percent, while fragrances registered a 24.3 percent decrease.

Financial highlights of Salvatore Ferragamo’s Q1

In the first quarter, gross profit increased by 5.9 percent to 201 million euros (225 million dollars. Its incidence on revenues was up 100 basis points, moving to 63.3 percent, from 62.3 percent of 1Q 2018, mainly due to the increase of full- price sales and to the positive product mix.

The gross operating profit adjusted (EBITDA adjusted) increased by 4.1 percent over the period to 34 million euros (38 million dollars), with a stable incidence on revenues of 10.7 percent. Operating profit adjusted (EBIT adjusted) was negative 1.2 percent at 17 million euros (19 million dollars), with an incidence on revenues of 5.3 percent from 5.6 percent.

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