The Board of Directors of Baccarat, which met on September 15th 2011 under the chairmanship of Barry Sternlicht, has approved the financial statements of the first half of 2011 ending June 30th as follows:
Consolidated financial statements – key figures
|(in thousands of euros)||H1 2010||H1 2011||Var.|
|Sales||57 690||65 478||+13.5%|
|Current operating income||(2 378)||564||–|
|Operating income||(1 393)||(113)||–|
|Consolidated net result||(611)||900||–|
|Group equity||41 050||46485||+13.2%|
|Net debt||27 046||18 348||-32.2%|
|Net debt ratio (gearing)||66%||40%||–|
The audit has been completed and the audit report is being prepared by the auditors.
At a group level, consolidated sales increased by 13.5% to €65 million in the first half of the year (+12.5% at constant exchange rates) reflecting a positive improvement in Baccarat’s business.
Group sales are making progress across all geographic locations, confirming the trends that emerged at the end of 2010. In Europe, excluding the bottling business, sales are up by 3%. In Japan, the second largest market for the group, sales increased by 3% in yen (+8% in euros). The group also recorded solid sales in the United States, up 6% over the semester (stable in euros).
Current operating income is positive and show significant improvement over the first half, reaching €0.6 million, mainly thanks to tight costs management.
Operating income is a loss of €0.1 million compared to a loss of €1.4 million in the first half 2010, due to non-recurring assets and liabilities.
Net profit is positive and reaches €0.9 million this semester, compared to a €0.6 million loss last year.
Baccarat’s net debt has improved, representing 40% of the group’s equity compared to 66% in the first semester of 2010, notably thanks to the sale of Baccarat Real Estate Inc. in the United States.
On May 23rd, Baccarat’s Board of directors named Markus Lampe as Chief Executive Officer of the group. Mr Lampe joins Baccarat after more than twenty years at Swarovski, where he was most recently Senior Vice President of global marketing. Mr Lampe’s mission is to accompany Baccarat through a new stage of its development and the priority will be to accelerate the international expansion of the brand, particularly in Asia (outside Japan).
For the rest of the year, despite an environment that remains uncertain, the group anticipates a slight increase in sales for 2011. The group also remains focused on its objective of international expansion.
Hervé Cambournac, Deputy General Manager
Caroline de Laurens, Press and PR Director
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