Historic performances in 2017 - record-high recurring operating income in 2017
Consolidated revenue: €15,478 million,
up 25.0% as reported, 27.2% on a comparable basis
Luxury activities: up 27.5% as reported, 29.9% on a comparable basis
Sport & Lifestyle activities: up 12.8% as reported, 14.7% on a comparable basis
Recurring operating income: €2,948 million, up 56.3%
Very sharp rise in operating margin to 19.0%
Free cash flow from operations virtually doubled during the year to €2,318 million
Net income, Group share of €1,786 million, up 119.5%
Recommended dividend of €6.00 per share, a 30% year-on-year increase
Payment of a stock dividend in the form of Puma SE shares
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO, stated: “Kering delivered a phenomenal year in 2017. We created over 3 billion euros in additional revenues in a single year, and generated more than a billion in additional EBIT. Gucci, whose performance was nothing short of spectacular, is amplifying its desirability across all markets. Saint Laurent is on a rapid growth track, while Bottega Veneta pursues its redeployment. Balenciaga is charting an impressive development trajectory, and our other Luxury brands are experiencing positive momentum. All of our Houses enjoy huge growth potential, rooted in their skills at reinventing codes, enhancing desirability through bold creative visions, and thereby creating value. We unequivocally demonstrated the strength of our business model. In a global environment that remains uncertain, we will not relax our vigilance, but we are confident that the complementarity of our Houses, our geographic footprint, the diversity of our customer base and the strengths of an integrated Luxury Group will enable us, this year again, to do much better than our markets.”
Mr. Pinault added: “Earlier this year, we announced the completion of our transformation into a Luxury pure player. Pending their approval, the distribution to our shareholders of the bulk of Kering’s stake in Puma will allow them to directly benefit from the considerable potential of this brand, which is in the early days of its growth story.”
Sharp market outperformance for Luxury activities
• Revenue for the Luxury activities topped the €10 billion mark in 2017, up 29.9% year on year based on comparable data.
• Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent delivered spectacular comparable growth (up 44.6% and 25.3%, respectively).
• Other Luxury brands saw an acceleration in revenue growth (up 14.1% on a comparable basis), especially Balenciaga, which delivered the fastest growth rate of all Group brands in the second half.
Strong growth at Puma
• Puma’s revenue topped €4 billion for the first time, a rise of 15.8% on a comparable basis.
• Recurring operating income for the brand jumped 92.7% in 2017.
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A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.
The Group generated revenue of €15.5 billion in 2017 and had more than 44,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).
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