Christian Dior : Revenue for the first nine months of fiscal year 2015/2016

FINANCIAL RELEASE
REVENUE FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF FISCAL YEAR 2015/2016

In the nine-month period from July 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, the Christian Dior group recorded revenue of 28.9 billion euros, representing growth of 10% compared to the period from July 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. Organic revenue growth was 5%. The breakdown of revenue was as follows:

(EUR millions) Period from
July 1, 2015 to
March 31, 2016
(9 months)
Period from
July 1, 2014 to
March 31, 2015
(9 months)
  Change at actual exchange rates Organic
growth (a)
          
          
Christian Dior Couture1,3901,287   +8%+3%
Wines and Spirits3,7063,288   +13%+8%
Fashion and Leather Goods9,4018,773   +7%+2%
Perfumes and Cosmetics3,6563,248   +13%+9%
Watches and Jewelry2,5302,239   +13%+7%
Selective Retailing8,6657,796   +11%+5%
Other activities and eliminations(404)(407)   --
          
           
Total 28,944 26,224   +10% +5%
         
(a) At constant structure and exchange rates
 

For the period from January 1 to March 31, 2016, the Christian Dior group recorded revenue of 9.0 billion euros, representing growth of 3% compared to the same period in 2015. Growth at constant structure and exchange rates was also 3%.

The US market is strong. Europe remains well oriented, except for France which is affected by a fall in tourism; Asian markets are varied.

Quarterly revenue by business group:

  (EUR millions) Period from
January 1 to
March 31, 2016
(3 months)
Period from
January 1 to
March 31, 2015
(3 months)
  Change at actual exchange rates Organic
growth (a)
       
       
 Christian Dior Couture429433   -1%0%
 Wines and Spirits1,033992   +4%+6%
 Fashion and Leather Goods2,9652,975   0%0%
 Perfumes and Cosmetics1,2131,129   +7%+9%
 Watches and Jewelry774723   +7%+7%
 Selective Retailing2,7472,648   +4%+4%
 Other activities and eliminations(120)(149)   --
       
             
  Total 9,041 8,751   +3% +3%
  
(a) At constant structure and exchange rates  
   

The highlights of the quarter were as follows:

  • Christian Dior Couture maintained stable revenue at constant exchange rates, despite lower tourist traffic in Paris and certain Asian countries;
  • Champagne showed strong momentum, especially in Europe where growth continued;
  • Hennessy maintained its remarkable performance in the United States. In China, the quarter showed better momentum after the impact of destocking by distributors in 2015;
  • The Fashion and Leather Goods business group was stable. Louis Vuitton maintained its creative momentum as shown by its numerous innovations across all areas, notably in leather goods, watches and jewelry with the new Blossom collection. The legendary leather line models achieved good success;
  • Parfums Christian Dior recorded strong growth with the remarkable success of Sauvage and the vitality of its iconic perfumes J'adore and Miss Dior ;
  • Building on the success of the perfume, Guerlain expanded La Petite Robe Noire into the world of make-up;
  • Bvlgari recorded an excellent performance driven by the success of its iconic jewelry collections and innovations;
  • TAG Heuer had a good quarter, benefiting from its successful strategy of focusing on its core offering. The new connected smartwatch was an immense success;
  • Sephora gained market share around the world. North America maintained its exceptional growth rate;
  • DFS continues to be faced with an uncertain economic environment in Asia.

OUTLOOK

The Christian Dior group will continue to focus its efforts on developing its brands, will maintain a strict control over costs and will target its investments on the quality, the excellence and the innovation of its products and their distribution. The Group will rely on the talent and the motivation of its teams, the diversity of its businesses and the good geographical balance of its revenue to further strengthen its global leadership position in luxury goods.

During the period and to date, no events or changes have occurred which could significantly modify the Group's financial structure.

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APPENDIX: Revenue by business group and by quarter

This announcement constitutes regulated information and is made available on the Company's website ( www.dior-finance.com ).

Some of the statements contained in this financial release may include or be based on forward-looking information. Major risk factors, uncertainties or elements either beyond our control or unable to be anticipated as of this writing may thus cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information in this financial release. The statements made herein reflect our vision of the Group's business activities as of the date of this financial release. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the information thus provided. Furthermore, it should be noted that we undertake no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements.


APPENDIX

Christian Dior group - Revenue by business group and by quarter

Fiscal year 2015/2016          
(EUR millions) Christian Dior CoutureWines and SpiritsFashion and Leather Goods Perfumes and Cosmetics (*) Watches and Jewelry Selective Retailing (*) Other activities and eliminations (*) Total
Quarter from July 1 to September 30, 20154711,1992,9391,1438522,603(161) 9,046
Quarter from October 1 to December 31, 20154901,4743,4971,3009043,315(123) 10,857
Quarter from January 1 to March 31, 20164291,0332,9651,2137742,747(120) 9,041
Total 1,390 3,706 9,401 3,656 2,530 8,665 (404) 28,944

(*) Taking into account the reclassification of Kendo cosmetics company from Selective Retailing to Perfumes and Cosmetics

Fiscal year 2014/2015
(EUR millions) Christian Dior CoutureWines and SpiritsFashion and Leather Goods Perfumes and Cosmetics (*) Watches and Jewelry Selective Retailing (*) Other activities and eliminations (*) Total
Quarter from July 1 to September 30, 20144179482,6479817062,232(132) 7,799
Quarter from October 1 to December 31, 20144371,3483,1511,1388102,916(126) 9,674
Quarter from January 1 to March 31, 20154339922,9751,1297232,648(149) 8,751
Total 1,287 3,288 8,773 3,248 2,239 7,796 (407) 26,224

(*) Taking into account the reclassification of Kendo cosmetics company from Selective Retailing to Perfumes and Cosmetics

This document is a free translation into English of the original French "Communiqué financier" dated April 12, 2016. It is not a binding document. In the event of a conflict in interpretation, reference should be made to the French version, which is the authentic text.

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