logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Reports: LVMH CEO Sees Higher Q1 Revenue Growth Than Preceding Q4

French luxury products company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (LVMUY.PK,LVMHF.PK) expects revenue growth in the first quarter of 2012 to be higher than growth recorded in the fourth quarter of last year, according to media reports on Thursday.

At the company's annual shareholders meeting, LVMH Chief Executive Bernard Arnault reportedly said that growth in the first quarter was above that of the last quarter of the prior year. Arnault also reaffirmed his confidence in the company's outlook, citing its strong growth in emerging markets.

In early February, LVMH reported a 20 percent increase in revenue for the fourth quarter to 7.36 billion euros from 6.11 billion euros in the prior-year period. Organic growth for the quarter was 12 percent.

Providing its outlook for 2012 at that time, LVMH said it is well-equipped to continue growth momentum across all business groups in 2012, after an exceptional 2011, and despite an uncertain economic environment in Europe.

At the annual shareholders meeting, LVMH expects to propose a dividend of 2.60 euros per share. An interim dividend of 0.80 euros per share was paid on December 2, 2011. The company expects to pay the balance of 1.80 euros per share on April 25.

In Thursday's session, LVMUY.PK is trading at $33.77,up $0.24 or 0.72 percent on a volume of 7,530 shares.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Social media app Snapchat has introduced a new location service, Snap Map, that will allow users of the app to see the location of all their friends on a map. The new feature will essentially allow a user to see where his friends are hanging out and what they are up to and also share his own location with friends in real time. The U.S. has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil due to recurring concerns about the safety of the products. The suspension of shipments from Brazil, the fifth largest exporter of beef to the U.S., will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or USDA said in a statement. The annual Federal stress test was cleared by 34 top banks. The result shows strong capital levels and the ability of large banks to remain capitalized even in stressed situations. The Federal Reserve noted that these banks will be able to lend to households and businesses even at severe recession and throughout the economic cycle.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT