LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton – Company Information

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton is a multinational French leader in high quality products, based in Paris.

The group is active in the five following sectors: Wines & Spirits, Fashion & Leather Goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Watches & Jewelry, and Selective retailing.

LVMH was formed in 1987 following the merger of fashion house Louis Vuitton and Moët Hennessy (a champagne producer).

The company has an extensive international retail network of over 3,000 stores, with approximately 110,000 employees (of whom 81% are based outside France).

The main holding company of LVMH is Christian Dior (which owns 40.9% of the company’s shares).

Overview

LVMH logo

  • Chairman and CEO: Bernard Arnault
  • Industry: Luxury goods
  • Type: Société Anonyme
  • Parent: Christian Dior
  • Listed on Euronext
  • Euronext stock symbol: MC
  • Formed: 1987
  • Predecessors: Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton
  • Revenue: €29.149 billion EUR (2013)
  • Net profit, group share: €3.436 billion EUR (2013)
  • Earnings per share: €6.87 EUR (2013)
  • Company head office: Paris, France
  • Employees: 110,000 (2013)
  • Website: http://www.lvmh.com/
  • Investor relations number: +33 (0)1 44 13 21 21

LVMH has a portfolio of more than 60 luxury brands, including: Acqua di Parma, Belvedere, Berluti, Céline, Champagne Krug, Dom Pérignon, Chaumet, Christian Dior S.A., Cloudy Bay Vineyards, DFS Galleria, Domaine Chandon California, Donna Karan International, Fendi, Gérald Genta, Givenchy, Glen Moray distillery, Glenmorangie distillery, Guerlain, Hennessy, Hublot, Kenzo, La Samaritaine, Le Bon Marché, Loewe, S.A., Louis Vuitton, Make Up For Ever, Moët & Chandon, Newton Vineyard, OMAS, Parfums Christian Dior, Parfums Givenchy, Princess Yachts, Emilio Pucci, Ruinart (Champagne), Sephora, TAG Heuer, Thomas Pink, Veuve Clicquot, Château d’Yquem, and Zenith.

Operating data (in millions of euros) 2013 2012
Revenue €29,149 €28,103
Cost of sales €(10,055) €(9,917)
Gross Margin €19,094 €18,186
Operating profit €5,894 €5,739
Net financial income (expense) €(199) €(14)
Net profit, group share €3,436 €3,424
Balance sheet data (in millions of euros)
Total assets €55,674 €49,998
Long term borrowings €4,159 €3,836
Total equity €27,723 €25,508
Common share data (in euros)
Basic earnings per share €6.87 €6.86
Diluted earnings per share €6.83 €6.82

LVMH key financial data 2013

Source: “LVMH 2013 Annual Report”

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