Revenues and net income growing strongly: +17% and +24.2% on an adjusted basis
Investments of more than Euro 1.5 billion over the next three years
- Group’s adjusted3,5 net sales for 2015: +17% (+5.5% at constant exchange rates2) to more than Euro 9 billion
- Wholesale division’s net sales +12.5% (+6.9% at constant exchange rates2) to Euro 3.6 billion
- Retail division’s adjusted3,5 net sales +20.3% (+4.5% at constant exchange rates2) to Euro 5.4 billion
- Adjusted3,5 operating income +22.5% to Euro 1,443 million, adjusted3,5 operating margin up to 16.0%
- Adjusted3,5 net income up by 24.2% to Euro 854 million; adjusted3,5 net margin of 9.5%
- Free cash flow3 generation to Euro 768 million
- Ordinary dividend increased to Euro 0.89 per share: up by 24% versus the ordinary dividend paid in 2015
Milan, March 1 2016 – The Board of Directors of Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX), a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, met today to review the draft statutory financial statements and consolidated financial results for the fiscal year 2015 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IFRS).
1 Comparisons, including percentage changes, are between the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015, respectively. The full year and fourth quarter of 2014 for some subsidiaries of the Retail division included 53 and 14 weeks, respectively, compared to 52 and 13 weeks in 2015.
2 Figures at constant exchange rates have been calculated using the average exchange rates in effect for the corresponding period in the previous year. For further information, please refer to the attached tables.
3 EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net sales, adjusted operating income/profit, adjusted operating margin, free cash flow, net debt, net debt/adjusted EBITDA ratio, adjusted net income and adjusted EPS are not measures in accordance with IFRS. For further information, please refer to the attached tables.
4 “Comps” or “Comparable store sales” reflect the change in sales from one period to another that, for comparison purposes, includes in the calculation only stores open in the more recent period that also were open during the comparable prior period, and applies to both periods the average exchange rate for the prior period and the same geographic area.
5 The adjusted data for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2015 (i) does not take into account a change in the presentation of a component of EyeMed net sales that was previously included on a gross basis and is currently included on a net basis due to a change in the terms of an insurance underwriting agreement (the “EyeMed Adjustment”), resulting in a reduction to net sales on a reported basis of approximately Euro 44.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and approximately Euro 174.3 million in fiscal 2015 and (ii) exclude the costs relating to the Oakley integration project (including minor reorganization activities across the Group) which had a Euro 66.4 million impact on ,Group operating income and a Euro 49.8 million on Group net income in 2015 and Euro 32.3 million impact on Group operating income and a Euro 20.9 million impact on Group net income in the fourth quarter of 2015. The adjusted data for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2014 (i) does not take into account the EyeMed Adjustment resulting ina reduction to net sales on a reported basis of approximately Euro 46.6 million; (ii) excludes non-recurring expenses relating to the redundancy payment made to former top management members with a Euro 20 million impact on Group operating income (Euro 14.5 million impact on Group net income); and (iii) excludes Euro 30.3 million of costs related to the tax audit on transfer pricing for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.