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17 Nov 201808:13

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Burberry raises its net profit a 41% but reduces sales a 3.4% in the first semester

The British company of luxury has finished the first six months of the fiscal year (period ended on September 29th) with a volume of business of 1.22 billion pounds sterling (1.39 billion euros).

08 Nov 2018 — 16:55
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Burberry raises its net profit a 41% but reduces sales a 3.4% in the first semester

 

 

Burberry doubles its speed. The luxury fashion company has finished the first semester of the fiscal year (period ended on September 29th) with a net profit set in 1.33 billion pounds (1.52 billion euros), a 41% higher than in the same period last year. Results cheer Burberry’s new era with Riccardo Tisci.

 

The company’s sales, however, have fallen down a 3.4%, reaching the figure of 1.22 billion pounds (1.39 billion euros). The pre-tax results (EBIT) stood at 174 million pounds (199 million euros). The corporation is undergoing a transition focused on repositioning the brand after Riccardo Tisci’s appointment as creative director and the incorporation of Marco Gobbeti as new CEO.

 

As per divisions, the company has kept the same income it gathered last year through its physical stores, 944 million pounds sterling (1 billion euros). The sales within the wholesale segment have been set at 254 million pounds (291 million euros), increasing a 9%. The beauty business, which the Coty group has started to distribute through a licence, increased its sales a 3% during the first semester, reaching 22 million pounds sterling (25 million euros).

 

 

 

 

The fiscal year’s second semester is one of the most important for the British company. During the first six months, the golden week, Christmas or the Chinese new year take place.

The British corporation has maintained its revenue estimation for the end of the year.

“Taking into account that we are only on the first stage of our pluriannual plan, we trust our perspective for the whole year”, explained Marco Gobbeti, Burberry’s CEO, in a statement.

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