2016 RESULTS

In 2016, the Christian Dior group recorded revenue of 39.5 billion euros, up 5% at actual exchange rates and 6% at constant structure and exchange rates. Profit from recurring operations was 7.3 billion euros, up 6%.

The Group share of net profit was 1.8 billion euros.

Free cash flow before financial investments, transactions relating to equity and financing activities, was 4.0 billion euros.

The financial highlights of the period were as follows:

  Consolidated financial highlights

  (EUR millions)
December 31, 2016
(12 calendar months) (a)
December 31, 2015
(12 calendar months) (a)
Change

 
Revenue 39,501 37,511 +5%
Profit from recurring operations 7,252 6,827 +6%
Net profit 4,594 4,074 +13%
Net profit, Group share 1,764 1,537 +15%
Free cash flow (b) 4,003 3,607 +11%
Net financial debt 4,753 5,841 -19%
Equity 30,084 27,638 +9%

(a) Limited review without a report issued by the Statutory Auditors
(b) Before financial investments, transactions relating to equity and financing activities

In 2016, Christian Dior Couture posted revenue of 1,936 million euros, up 3% at actual exchange rates and 5% at constant exchange rates compared to 2015. Retail sales revenue growth was up 3% at actual exchange rates and 5% at constant exchange rates. Profit from recurring operations was 252 million euros, up 5%.

LVMH recorded revenue of 37.6 billion euros in 2016, up 5% at actual exchange rates and 6% at constant structure and exchange rates with respect to 2015. Profit from recurring operations reached 7.0 billion euros in 2016, an increase of 6%, to which all business groups, apart from selective distribution, contributed. This result compares to 2015 which was itself a year of growth. Operating margin reached 18.7%. Group share of net profit was 3,981 million euros, representing growth of 11%.

For LVMH, the key highlights from 2016 include:

  • Record revenue and profit from recurring operations
  • Growth in the United States, Europe and Asia
  • Good performance of Wines & Spirits in all regions
  • The success of both iconic and new products at Louis Vuitton, where profitability remains at an exceptional level
  • Progress at Fendi
  • The sale of Donna Karan and the acquisition of Rimowa, leader in luggage of excellence
  • Good momentum at Parfums Christian Dior driven by successful product innovations
  • Market share gains at Bvlgari and TAG Heuer
  • Growth at Sephora which strengthened its position in all its markets and in digital

Revenue and profit from recurring operations by business group for the Christian Dior group for the 12-month calendar year ended December 31, 2016 were as follows:

REVENUE

(EUR millions) December 31, 2016
(12 calendar months) (a)
December 31, 2015
(12 calendar months) (a)
Change at actual exchange rates Organic
growth (b)
Christian Dior Couture 1,936 1,872 +3% +5%
Wines and Spirits 4,835 4,603 +5% +7%
Fashion and Leather Goods 12,775 12,369 +3% +4%
Perfumes and Cosmetics 4,953 4,671 +6% +8%
Watches and Jewelry 3,468 3,308 +5% +5%
Selective Retailing 11,973 11,193 +7% +8%
Other activities and eliminations (439) (505) - -
Total 39,501 37,511 +5% +6%

(a) Limited review without a report issued by the Statutory Auditors
(b) At constant structure and exchange rates

PROFIT FROM RECURRING OPERATIONS

(EUR millions) December 31, 2016
(12 calendar months) (a)
December 31, 2015 (12 calendar months) (a) Change
Christian Dior Couture 252 240 +5%
Wines and Spirits 1,504 1,363 +10%
Fashion and Leather Goods 3,873 3,505 +10%
Perfumes and Cosmetics 551 524 +5%
Watches and Jewelry 458 432 +6%
Selective Retailing 919 940 -2%
Other activities and eliminations (305) (177) -
Total 7,252 6,827 +6%

(a) Limited review without a report issued by the Statutory Auditors

Outlook: cautiously confident for 2017

Despite a climate of geopolitical and currency uncertainties, the Christian Dior group is well-equipped to continue its growth momentum across all business groups in 2017. The Group will maintain a strategy focused on developing its brands by continuing to build on strong innovation and a constant quest for quality in their products and their distribution.

Driven by the agility of its teams, their entrepreneurial spirit and the balance of its different businesses and geographic diversity, the Christian Dior group enters 2017 with caution but has, once again, set an objective of increasing its global leadership position in luxury goods.

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APPROVAL FOR PUBLICATION OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016
(6-month fiscal year due to the change in the fiscal year-end approved at the Shareholders' Meeting of December 1, 2015)

The Christian Dior group achieved revenue of 21.4 billion euros for the 6-month fiscal year from July 1 to December 31, 2016, up 8% at actual exchange rates and 7% at constant structure and exchange rates with respect to the half-year from July 1 to December 31, 2015. Profit from recurring operations was 4.2 billion euros, up 12%.

The Group share of net profit was 1.1 billion euros.

Free cash flow for the fiscal year, before financial investments, transactions relating to equity and financing activities, was 3.3 billion euros.

The Board of Directors met on February 9, 2017 to approve the financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Audit procedures have been carried out and the audit report is being issued.

At the Shareholders' Meeting of April 13, 2017, the payment of a gross cash dividend of 1.40 euros per share will be proposed in respect of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, which will be paid as of April 21, 2017.

To date, no events or changes have occurred which could significantly modify the Group's financial structure.

The main aggregates for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 were as follows:

Consolidated financial highlights

 

(EUR millions)
Fiscal year from
July 1, 2016
to December 31, 2016
(6 months) (a)
Half-year from
July 1, 2015
to December 31, 2015
(6 months) (b)
Change
Revenue 21,436 19,903 +8%
Profit from recurring operations 4,238 3,778 +12%
Net profit 2,724 2,294 +19%
Net profit, Group share 1,058 863 +23%
Free cash flow (c) 3,305 2,961 +12%
Net financial debt 4,753 5,841 -19%
Equity 30,084 27,638 +9%

(a) Audit procedures carried out, audit report being issued
(b) Limited review with a report issued by the Statutory Auditors on the financial information for the first half of the 2015/2016 fiscal year
(c)Before financial investments, transactions relating to equity and financing activities
Revenue and profit from recurring operations by business group were as follows:

Revenue

 

 

(EUR millions)
Fiscal year from
July 1, 2016
to December 31, 2016
(6 months) (a)
Half-year from
July 1, 2015
to December 31, 2015
(6 months) (b)
Change at
actual
exchange rates
 

Organic
growth
Christian Dior Couture 1,043 961 +9% +10%
Wines and Spirits 2,779 2,673 +4% +5%
Fashion and Leather Goods 6,890 6,436 +7% +7%
Perfumes and Cosmetics 2,616 2,443 +7% +8%
Watches and Jewelry 1,859 1,756 +6% +5%
Selective Retailing 6,493 5,918 +10% +9%
Other activities and eliminations (244) (284) - -
Total 21,436 19,903 +8% +7%

(a) Audit procedures carried out, audit report being issued
(b) Limited review with a report issued by the Statutory Auditors on the financial information for the first half of the 2015/2016 fiscal year

Profit from
recurring operations

 

(EUR millions)
Fiscal year from
July 1, 2016
to December 31, 2016
(6 months) (a)
Half-year from
July 1, 2015
to December 31, 2015
(6 months) (b)
 

Change

 
Christian Dior Couture 178 135 +33%
Wines and Spirits 939 881 +7%
Fashion and Leather Goods 2,243 1,844 +22%
Perfumes and Cosmetics 279 275 +1%
Watches and Jewelry 253 227 +11%
Selective Retailing 509 507  0%
Other activities and eliminations (163) (91) -
Total 4,238 3,778 +12%

(a) Audit procedures carried out, audit report being issued
(b) Limited review with a report issued by the Statutory Auditors on the financial information for the first half of the 2015/2016 fiscal year

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APPENDIX 1:     Revenue by business group and by period (12 calendar months)

APPENDIX 2:     Revenue by business group and by quarter (6-month fiscal year ended December 31, 2016)

This announcement constitutes regulated information, and is 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.

This document is a free translation into English of the original French "Communiqué financier" dated February 9, 2017. 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.


APPENDIX 1

Christian Dior group - Revenue by business group and by period
(12 calendar months)

Periods from January 1 to December 31, 2016                
Revenue (EUR millions) Christian Dior
Couture
Wines and
Spirits
Fashion and
Leather Goods
Perfumes and
Cosmetics
Watches and
Jewelry
Selective
Retailing
Other activities and eliminations Total
Period from January 1 to March 31, 2016 429 1,033 2,965 1,213 774 2,747 (120) 9,041
Period from April 1 to June 30, 2016 464 1,023 2,920 1,124 835 2,733 (75) 9,024
Period from July 1 to September 30, 2016 502 1,225 3,106 1,241 877 2,803 (122) 9,632
Period from October 1 to December 31, 2016 541 1,554 3,784 1,375 982 3,690 (122) 11,804
Total 1,936 4,835 12,775 4,953 3,468 11,973 (439) 39,501
 

 

 

 
Periods from January 1 to December 31, 2015
Revenue (EUR millions) Christian Dior
Couture
Wines and
Spirits
Fashion and
Leather Goods
Perfumes and
Cosmetics (*)
Watches and
Jewelry
Selective
Retailing (*)
 

Other activities and eliminations (*)
Total
Period from January 1 to March 31, 2015 433 992 2,975 1,129 723 2,648 (149) 8,751
Period from April 1 to June 30, 2015 478 938 2,958 1,099 829 2,627 (72) 8,857
Period from July 1 to September 30, 2015 471 1,199 2,939 1,143 852 2,603 (161) 9,046
Period from October 1 to December 31, 2015 490 1,474 3,497 1,300 904 3,315 (123) 10,857
Total 1,872 4,603 12,369 4,671 3,308 11,193 (505) 37,511
 

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

APPENDIX 2

Christian Dior group - Revenue by business group and by quarter
(6-month fiscal year ended December 31, 2016)

Fiscal year ended December 31, 2016                
Revenue (EUR millions) Christian Dior Couture Wines and
Spirits
Fashion and
Leather Goods
Perfumes and
Cosmetics
Watches and
Jewelry
Selective
Retailing
Other activities and eliminations Total
Quarter from July 1 to September 30, 2016 502 1,225 3,106 1,241 877 2,803 (122) 9,632
Quarter from October 1 to December 31, 2016 541 1,554 3,784 1,375 982 3,690 (122) 11,804
Total 1,043 2,779 6,890 2,616 1,859 6,493 (244) 21,436
 

 

 
               
Organic revenue growth (as %) Christian Dior Couture Wines and
Spirits
Fashion and
Leather Goods
Perfumes and
Cosmetics
Watches and
Jewelry
Selective
Retailing
Other activities and eliminations Total
Quarter from July 1 to September 30, 2016 +8% +4% +5% +10% +2% +8% - +6%
Quarter from October 1 to December 31, 2016 +12% +7% +9% +7% +8% +11% - +8%
Total +10% +5% +7% +8% +5% +9% - +7%
 

 
First half of the 2015/2016 fiscal year
Revenue (EUR millions) Christian Dior Couture Wines and
Spirits
Fashion and
Leather Goods
Perfumes and
Cosmetics (*)
Watches and
Jewelry
Selective
Retailing (*)
Other activities and eliminations (*) Total
Quarter from July 1 to September 30, 2015 471 1,199 2,939 1,143 852 2,603 (161) 9,046
Quarter from October 1 to December 31, 2015 490 1,474 3,497 1,300 904 3,315 (123) 10,857
Total 961 2,673 6,436 2,443 1,756 5,918 (284) 19,903
 

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