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LVMH: Growth continues at the same pace

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LVMH: Growth continues at the same pace

Paris, October 12, 2021

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, recorded revenue of 44.2 billion euros in the first nine months of 2021, up 46% compared to 2020. Organic revenue growth over the period was 40% compared to 2020. Compared to 2019, organic growth over the first nine months of 2021 was 11%, with trends in the third quarter (+ 11%) comparable to those of the first half, both by activity and by region. The Fashion & Leather Goods business group, which reached record levels over the period, recorded organic growth of 38% compared to the third quarter of 2019, identical to that recorded over the first six months of the year. The United States and Asia continued to see double-digit growth.

Revenue by business group:

Euro millions 9 months 2020 9 months 2021 Change
2021/2020
First 9 months
Published          Organic*
Change  2021/2019
First 9 months
Organic
Wines & Spirits 3 349 4 251 + 27 % + 30 % + 10 %
Fashion & Leather Goods 13 934 21 315 + 53 % + 57 % + 38 %
Perfumes & Cosmetics 3 674 4 668 + 27 % + 30 % - 2 %
Watches & Jewelry 2 266 6 160 x 2.7 + 49 % + 4 %
Selective Retailing 7 176 7 795 + 9 % + 13 % - 23 %
Other activities and eliminations (51) (12) - - -
Total LVMH 30 348 44 177 + 46 % + 40 % + 11 %

* with comparable structure and exchange rates. The structural impact for the Group compared to the first nine months of 2020 was +10%, largely linked to the consolidation for the first time of Tiffany & Co. The currency effect was -4%.

The Wines & Spirits business group recorded organic revenue growth of 30% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period of 2020 and 10% compared to 2019. Champagne volumes were up 7% compared to the first nine months of 2019. Growth was particularly strong in the United States and Europe, which notably benefited over the summer from the reopening of restaurants and the gradual recovery of tourism. Hennessy cognac performed well with a 4% increase in volumes compared to 2019 while being limited by supply constraints. China and the United States experienced a strong rebound. The third quarter marked the integration for the first time of the prestigious Champagne Maison Armand de Brignac, in which LVMH has taken a 50% stake.

The Fashion & Leather Goods business group recorded organic revenue growth of 57% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period of 2020 and 38% compared to 2019. Growth in the third quarter of 2021 remained exceptional compared to the third quarter of 2020, which marked a return to growth after a declining first half of 2020. Louis Vuitton, which is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, performed remarkably well, driven by constant innovation and by the quality of its products. Christian Dior showed exceptional momentum.   The latest fashion shows in Athens and Paris, highlighting the inspiring collections of Maria Grazia Chiuri, received an outstanding reception. Following its enormous success in Paris, London and Shanghai, the Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams exhibition opened in New York. At Fendi, Kim Jones' first collection was successfully rolled out in stores. Celine enjoyed strong growth in its ready-to-wear and leather goods lines created by Hedi Slimane. Loewe and Marc Jacobs also performed very well.

The Perfumes & Cosmetics business group recorded organic revenue growth of 30% over the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period of 2020. On an organic basis, revenue was down 2% compared to the first nine months of 2019. In an environment marked by a limited recovery in international travel and the closure of many points of sale, the major brands continued to be selective in their distribution, limit promotions and grow online sales via their own websites. Christian Dior benefitted from the huge success of the new Miss Dior Eau de Parfum and Sauvage Elixir. The continued growth of the Collection Privée, as well as the Prestige and Capture Totale skincare lines also contributed to the rapid progress of the Maison. Guerlain enjoyed an excellent performance, driven by its Abeille Royale and Orchidée Impériale skincare lines. Maison Francis Kurkdjian benefitted from the successful launch of the Aqua Cologne Forte trio and the continued success of Rouge 540.

The Watches & Jewelry business group recorded organic revenue growth of 49% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period of 2020 and 4% compared to 2019 (excluding Tiffany, which was consolidated for the first time in 2021). Driven by the growing success of its iconic products, Tiffany enjoyed a remarkable performance, particularly in its major market, the United States. Bvlgari rolled out its new line of High Jewelry, Magnifica, and celebrated its Serpenti creations at the Metamorphosis exhibition in Milan. Chaumet, the first jeweler to have invested in 1812 on the legendary Place Vendôme in Paris, launched a new High Jewelry collection, Torsade, inspired by the movement of the frieze adorning the column of the Place. In watchmaking, TAG Heuer successfully launched a limited Super Mario edition of its smart watch for gaming enthusiasts.

In Selective Retailing, organic revenue was up 13% compared to the first nine months of 2020 and down 23% compared to the same period of 2019. Sephora returned to its 2019 level of activity despite the tough commercial environment, marked by the closure of several stores during part of the year. Online revenue showed strong growth throughout the world. In addition to its own stores, Sephora expanded its distribution in the United States with its first Beauty spaces within Kohl's department stores. After signing a partnership with the European online platform Zalando, Sephora acquired the British online distributor Feelunique, which specializes in prestige beauty. The expansion of its network continued in Asia, particularly in China. DFS remained heavily constrained by the very limited recovery in international travel to most destinations. La Samaritaine, which reopened in June following an ambitious renovation, is enjoying a promising start.

OUTLOOK

Within the context of a gradual exit from the health crisis, the Group is confident in the continuation of the current growth; it will maintain a strategy focused on continuously strengthening the desirability of its brands, by relying on the authenticity and quality of its products, the excellence of their distribution and the reactivity of its organization.

LVMH is counting on the dynamic nature of its brands and the talent of its teams to further strengthen its global leadership position in luxury goods once again in 2021.

Apart from the items mentioned in this press release, there were no events or changes during the quarter and as of today's date that could significantly affect the Group's financial structure.
Regulated information related to this press release and presentation are available on www.lvmh.com.

ANNEX

LVMH – Revenue by business group and by quarter

2021 Revenue (Euro millions)
2021

 
Wines & Spirits Fashion & Leather Goods Perfumes & Cosmetics Watches & Jewelry Selective    Retailing Other activities and eliminations Total

 
First quarter 1 510 6 738 1 550 1 883 2 337 (59) 13 959
Second quarter 1 195 7 125 1 475 2 140 2 748 23 14 706
First half 2 705 13 863 3 025 4 023 5 085 (36) 28 665
Third quarter 1 546 7 452 1 642 2 137 2 710 25 15 512
First nine months 4 251 21 315 4 668 6 160 7 795 (12) 44 177
2021 Revenue (organic growth compared to the same period of 2020)
2021

 
Wines & Spirits Fashion & Leather Goods Perfumes & Cosmetics Watches & Jewelry Selective Retailing Other activities and eliminations Total

 
First quarter + 36 % + 52 % + 18 % + 35 % - 5 % - + 30 %
Second quarter + 55 % x 2.2 + 67 % x 2.2 + 31 % - + 84 %
First half + 44 % + 81 % + 37 % + 71 % + 12 % - + 53 %
Third quarter + 10 % + 24 % + 19 % + 18 % + 15 % - + 20 %
First nine months + 30 % + 57 % + 30 % + 49 % + 13 % - + 40 %
2021 Revenue (organic growth compared to the same period of 2019)
2021

 
Wines & Spirits Fashion & Leather Goods Perfumes & Cosmetics Watches & Jewelry Selective Retailing Other activities and eliminations Total

 
First quarter + 17 % + 37 % - 4 % + 1 % - 30 % - + 8 %
Second quarter + 7 % + 40 % - 1 % + 9 % - 19 % - + 14 %
First half + 12 % + 38 % - 3 % + 5 % - 25 % - + 11 %
Third quarter + 7 % + 38 % 0 % + 1 % - 19 % - + 11 %
First nine months + 10 % + 38 % - 2 % + 4 % - 23 % - + 11 %
2020 Revenue (Euro millions)
2020

 
Wines & Spirits Fashion & Leather Goods Perfumes & Cosmetics Watches & Jewelry Selective Retailing Other activities and eliminations Total

 
First quarter 1 175 4 643 1 382 792 2 626 (22) 10 596
Second quarter 810 3 346 922 527 2 218 (26) 7 797
First half 1 985 7 989 2 304 1 319 4 844 (48) 18 393
Third quarter 1 364 5 945 1 370 947 2 332 (3) 11 955
First nine months 3 349 13 934 3 674 2 266 7 176 (51) 30 348


2019 Revenue (Euro millions)  
2019

 
Wines & Spirits Fashion & Leather Goods Perfumes & Cosmetics Watches & Jewelry Selective Retailing Other activities and eliminations Total

 
First quarter 1 349 5 111 1 687 1 046 3 510 (165) 12 538
Second quarter 1 137 5 314 1 549 1 089 3 588 (133) 12 544
First half 2 486 10 425 3 236 2 135 7 098 (298) 25 082
Third quarter 1 433 5 448 1 676 1 126 3 457 176* 13 316
First nine months 3 919 15 873 4 912 3 261 10 555 (122) 38 398

* Includes all Belmond revenue for the period from April to September 2019.

LVMH

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Colgin Cellars, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Woodinville, Volcán de Mi Tierra, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape Mentelle, Newton, Bodega Numanthia, Ao Yun, Château d'Esclans and Château du Galoupet. Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior Couture, Celine, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Loro Piana, RIMOWA, Patou. LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Perfumes Loewe, Benefit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma, Fresh, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna and Maison Francis Kurkdjian. LVMH's Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bvlgari, Tiffany & Co, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred and Hublot. LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, La Samaritaine, Groupe Les Echos, Cova, Le Jardin d’Acclimatation, Royal Van Lent, Belmond and Cheval Blanc hotels.

This document may contain certain forward looking statements which are based on estimations and forecasts. By their nature, these forward looking statements are subject to important risks and uncertainties and factors beyond our control or ability to predict, in particular those described in LVMH’s Universal Registration Document which is available on the website (www.lvmh.com). These forward looking statements should not be considered as a guarantee of future performance, the actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by them. The forward looking statements only reflect LVMH’s views as of the date of this document, and LVMH does not undertake to revise or update these forward looking statements. The forward looking statements should be used with caution and circumspection and in no event can LVMH and its Management be held responsible for any investment or other decision based upon such statements. The information in this document does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to buy shares in LVMH or an invitation or inducement to engage in any other investment activities.

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