We inform you that on this website we use our own and third-party cookies to collect information about its use, improve our services and, where appropriate, display advertising by analyzing your browsing habits. You can expressly accept its use by pressing the "ACCEPT" button or configure and select the cookies you want to accept or reject in the settings. You can also get more information about our cookie policy here.

The global fashion business journal

Jun 21, 202410:15pm

Shiseido keeps up the rhythm and grows 10.2% in first nine months

The Japanese giant of cosmetics has finished the period with a revenue of 805.76 billion yens (6.2 billion euros). The company aims at reaching a trillion yens (7.7 billion euros) in 2020.

Nov 8, 2018 — 5:00pm

Shiseido keeps up the rhythm and grows 10.2% until September



Shiseido keeps up the rhythm on the brink of ending the fiscal year. The Japanese leviathan of cosmetics has closed the first nine months of the year with a growth of 10.2%, with 805.76 billion yens (6.2 billion euros). The corporation earned 64 billion yens (493 million euros) between January and September, contrasting with the loss of 16.95 billion yens (130.6 million euros) from the same period last year.


In a statement published today, the company explains that sales in the Prestige division, one of the most profitable for the group, as well as the improvement of costs structure, have promoted benefit in Japan, China and the travel retail division.


Japan continues to be the biggest market for Shiseido, with an income of 340.14 billion yens (2.62 billion euros) in the first nine months of fiscal 2018, which represent a 42.2% of the total. Notwithstanding, it was also one of the countries where sales grew less, standing at a negligible 9.5%.





The corporation explains that, during that period, the country’s economic conditions “continued along a path of moderate recovery. This included signs of a positive turnaround in consumer spending".


For its part, sales in China boosted a 33.4% up, until reaching 140.54 billion yens (1.08 billion euros). The rest of Asia-Pacific occupies 6.4% of revenue, whereas America represents 11.7%. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the rise was only a 3.7%, materialising in 75.07 billion yens (578 million euros).


All geographic regions closed the first nine months with a positive operating profit except in America and Europe, which continued to have losses. Japan and China are maintained as the most profitable areas for the company, with a benefit of 71.7 billion yens (552.2 million euros) and 23.45 billion yens (180.6 million euros) respectively.


In 2015, the group launched Vision 2020, a six-year plan that, according to the company, must assure that the brand “continues vital during the next hundred years”. The plan is divided in two phases of three years, and the second one began this fiscal 2018. At the front of this project starting on January the 1st will be Marc Rey, until now director of Shiseido in America. The group’s goal is set on reaching a revenue of one trillion yens (7.7 billion euros), as well as surpassing 100 billion yens (770 million euros) of operating profit.

Participation rules



Validation policy for comments: 

MDS does not perform prior verification for the publication of comments. However, to prevent anonymous comments from affecting the rights of third parties without the ability to reply, all comments require a valid email address, which won’t be visible or shared.
Enter your name and email address to be able to comment on this news: once you click on the link you will find within your verification email, your comment will be published.

0 comments — Be the first to comment