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Hermes International: Release on 3rd quarter 2022 sales

Hermès International
Hermès International

HERMÈS

 

Quarterly information report as at the end of September 2022

 

 

A very good sales momentum continues in the 3rd quarter

(+32.5% at current exchanges rates and +24% at constant exchange rates)

 

 

 

Paris, 20 October 2022

 

 

The group’s consolidated revenue amounted to €8,611 million at the end of September 2022, up 30% at current exchange rates and 24% at constant exchange rates compared to the same period in 2021.

 

In the third quarter, sales reached €3,136 million, up 32.5% at current exchanges rates and 24% at constant exchange rates, with strong growth in all the business lines.

 

Axel Dumas, Executive Chairman of Hermès, said: The strong performance in the third quarter reflects the desirability of our collections all around the world and the relevance of our values. We move forward with confidence and caution while continuing to bolster our integrated model, rooted in France and committed to job creation. Our success lies in that of our teams, whom I would like to sincerely thank.

 

 

Sales by geographical area at the end of September

(at comparable exchange rates, unless otherwise indicated)

 

At the end of September 2022, all the geographical areas posted very strong performances. Sales in group’s stores (+23%) benefitted from the reinforcement of our exclusive distribution network and online sales. Wholesale activities growth (+26%) reflected the resumption of travel retail.

 

  • Asia excluding Japan (+21%) continued its strong momentum, thanks to an excellent 3rd quarter (+34%). Sales in Greater China picked up strongly, despite temporary closures due to sanitary measures mainly in Macau, Chengdu and Dalian in July and August. Sales were particularly sustained in Singapore, Australia, Thailand and Korea. After the Pacific Place store in Hong Kong and One Central store in Macau at the beginning of the year, the Greenbelt Mall store in Manilla and Wuhan store in China
    reopened after renovation and extension in July.

  • Japan (+21%) confirmed the regularity and solidity of its growth, thanks to the loyalty of local clients. In Ginza, the Men’s universe floor re-opened in September after renovation. In June, the La Fabrique de la légèreté exhibition, featuring the theme of the year, was very well received in Tokyo.

  • Americas (+28%) continued on an upward trend in the 3rd quarter. In the United States, after the opening of a new store in Austin in April, a new Maison was inaugurated at 706 Madison Avenue in New York at the end of September. This store offers a unique experience: the private salons recreate a sense of intimacy and exclusivity within a large welcoming space enhancing the collections. The House reiterated its commitment to objects’ sustainability with a floor dedicated to repairs by Hermès artisans. The HermèsFit event was held in Los Angeles in July, highlighting silk, shoes, small leather goods and fashion accessories collections.

  • Europe excluding France (+25%) and France (+28%), supported by the loyalty of local customers, benefitted from the recovery in tourist flows, especially in France, the United Kingdom and Italy.
    In July, the Faubourg Saint-Honoré store in Paris presented the seventh jewellery collection Les jeux de l’ombre, which was very well received.

 

 

Sales by business line at the end of September

(at comparable exchange rates, unless otherwise indicated)

 

At the end of September 2022, all the business lines confirmed their high levels of sales, with Ready-to-wear and Accessories, Watches and Other Hermès business lines posting a remarkable increase in the third quarter, confirming Hermès’ great attractiveness.

 

The growth of the Leather Goods and Saddlery division (+13%) benefitted from the strong rebound in Greater China in Q3 and very sustained demand. The increase in production capacities continues, with five leather workshops projects. The first stone of the site in the former manufacture des Tabacs of Riom (Puy-de-Dôme) was laid in September. It is part of an industrial rehabilitation to reduce the project’s carbon footprint and will constitute, with the Sayat leather goods workshop, the second site of the Auvergne regional hub. Hermès thus continues to strengthen its local presence in France and to create jobs.

 

The Ready-to-Wear and Accessories division (+38%) pursued its strong momentum, thanks to the success of the ready-to-wear, fashion accessories and footwear collections. The women’s spring-summer 2023 fashion show presented in early Octoberunveiled a collection inspired by a sporting spirit. It received a very warm welcome, like that of the men’s collection in June. The fashion accessories have met with great success, around creations combining multiple know-how.

 

The Silk and Textiles business line (+27%) achieved a great performance, supported by new production capacities at the Pierre-Bénite site in Lyon and collections deployed around a diversity of materials, formats and exceptional pieces.

Perfume and Beauty (+18%) benefitted from the success of the latest launches such as the eau de parfum H24, with a new vegetal intensity. The Beauty collection launched the new Fall-Winter 2022 limited editionswith three lipsticks and two nail polishes in flamboyant colours.

 

The Watches business line (+55%) confirmed its remarkable performance thanks to the development of pieces with exceptional know-how such as the Arceau, Le temps voyageur watch and the success of the new H08 watch and its pillar lines such as Cape Cod and Heure H, around a watch collection where technique echoes aesthetics.

Other Hermès sectors (+31%) pursued their highly dynamic growth, both in Homeware and Jewellery, with creative and inventive collections.

 

 

A responsible, sustainable model

 

True to its values as a responsible employer, Hermès accelerates its recruitment in the second half of the year. After the gross monthly increase of €100 in January in France to limit the effects of inflation, in addition to the annual increases, and the exceptional bonus of €3,000 paid to all group employees in February, the group again increased by €100 gross monthly all salaries in Europe from July.

 

The École Hermès des savoir-faire, accredited by the French Education Ministry, has already trained more than 150 artisans since its foundation in June 2021 and continues to develop in all the regional leather goods workshops across the country in Fitilieu, in the Ardennes, and then soon in the Normandy, South-West and Auvergne hubs.

 

Attached to its artisanal production model and its spirit of innovation, Hermès continues to grow while controlling its energy footprint. The industrial energy intensity of the house has halved in ten years. In line with its commitment to a trajectory below 1.5°C, validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), the House has stepped up since 2020 its actions to fight against climate change, in particular through the exclusive supply of electricity green, produced on the national territory, of all the sites located in France.

 

Thanks to its Fondation d’entreprise, Hermès is expanding its sponsoring activities through artistic creation, education and transmission, solidarity and the preservation of biodiversity. As such, the five-year commitment for the fourth term will be formalised by the end of 2022.

 

 

Highlights

 

At the end of September 2022, currency fluctuations represented a positive impact of €451 million on revenue.

 

During the first nine months, Hermès International bought back 104,269 shares for €116 million, excluding transactions completed within the framework of the liquidity contract.

 

 

Outlook

 

For 2022, the impacts of the sanitary, economic and geopolitical context are still difficult to assess. Our highly integrated craftsmanship model and balanced distribution network, as well as the creativity of the collections and clients’ loyalty allow us to look to the future with confidence.

 

In the medium-term, despite the economic, geopolitical and monetary uncertainties around the world, the group confirms an ambitious goal for revenue growth at constant exchange rates.

 

Thanks to its unique business model, Hermès is pursuing its long-term development strategy based on creativity, maintaining control over know-how and singular communication.

 

 

 

The press release on Revenue at the end of September 2022 is available on the Group's website: https://finance.hermes.com.

 

 

 

Upcoming events:

  • 17 February 2023: 2022 full-year results publication

  • 14 April 2023: Q1 2023 revenue publication

  • 20 April 2023: General Meeting of Shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA (a)

 

 

 

 

As of Sept. 30th

Evolution /2021

In millions of euros

 

2022

2021

Published

At constant exchange rates

France

 

753

587

28.2%

28.2%

Europe (excl. France)

 

1,123

904

24.2%

24.6%

Total Europe

 

1,876

1,492

25.8%

26.1%

Japan

 

822

710

15.8%

21.2%

Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan)

 

4,242

3,226

31.5%

21.1%

Total Asia

 

5,064

3,936

28.7%

21.1%

Americas

 

1,518

1,061

43.1%

28.3%

Other

 

153

114

33.9%

32.9%

TOTAL

 

8,611

6,602

30.4%

23.6%

 

 

 

 

 

3rd quarter

Evolution /2021

In millions of euros

 

2022

2021

Published

At constant exchange rates

France

 

273

246

10.9%

10.9%

Europe (excl. France)

 

427

382

11.6%

12.2%

Total Europe

 

700

629

11.3%

11.7%

Japan

 

276

241

14.6%

22.7%

Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan)

 

1,577

1,073

47.0%

33.7%

Total Asia

 

1,853

1,314

41.1%

31.7%

Americas

 

536

393

36.4%

18.1%

Other

 

47

32

47.5%

45.8%

TOTAL

 

3,136

2,367

32.5%

24.3%

 

 

 

 

(a) Sales by destination.

 


 

 

REVENUE BY SECTOR

 

 

 

 

As of Sept. 30th

Evolution /2021

In millions of euros

 

2022

2021

Published

At constant exchange rates

Leather Goods and Saddlery (1)

 

3,663

3,076

19.1%

12.5%

Ready-to-wear and Accessories (2)

 

2,377

1,635

45.4%

38.1%

Silk and Textiles

 

579

433

33.8%

26.7%

Other Hermès sectors (3)

 

1,023

736

39.1%

30.5%

Perfume and Beauty

 

344

288

19.3%

17.5%

Watches

 

401

242

66.0%

55.3%

Other products (4)

 

224

193

15.9%

13.4%

TOTAL

 

8,611

6,602

30.4%

23.6%

 

 

 

 

3rd quarter

Evolution /2021

In millions of euros

 

2022

2021

Published

At constant exchange rates

Leather Goods and Saddlery (1)

 

1,305

1,077

21.1%

13.2%

Ready-to-wear and Accessories (2)

 

919

610

50.7%

42.0%

Silk and Textiles

 

208

159

30.7%

22.9%

Other Hermès sectors (3)

 

375

273

37.3%

27.1%

Perfume and Beauty

 

113

104

9.2%

7.4%

Watches

 

139

83

67.7%

55.2%

Other products (4)

 

77

61

25.9%

22.8%

TOTAL

 

3,136

2,367

32.5%

24.3%

 

 

(1) The “Leather Goods and Saddlery” business line includes bags, riding, memory holders and small leather goods.

(2) The “Ready-to-wear and Accessories” business line includes Hermès Ready-to-wear for men and women, belts, costume jewellery, gloves, hats and shoes.

(3) The “Other Hermès sectors” include Jewellery and Hermès home products (Art of Living and Hermès Tableware).

(4) The “Other products” include the production activities carried out on behalf of non-group brands (textile printing, tanning…), as well as John Lobb, Saint-Louis and Puiforcat.

 

 


 

REMINDER – PREVIOUS PUBLICATION

 

 

 

REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHICAL ZONE (a)

 

 

 

 

First half

Evolution /2021

In millions of euros

 

2022

2021

Published

At constant exchange rates

France

 

480

341

40.7%

40.7%

Europe (excl. France)

 

696

522

33.4%

33.8%

Total Europe

 

1,176

863

36.3%

36.5%

Japan

 

546

469

16.4%

20.4%

Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan)

 

2,665

2,153

23.8%

14.9%

Total Asia

 

3,211

2,622

22.5%

15.9%

Americas

 

982

668

47.0%

34.1%

Other

 

106

82

28.7%

28.0%

TOTAL

 

5,475

4,235

29.3%

23.2%

 

(a) Sales by destination.

 

REVENUE BY SECTOR

 

 

 

 

First half

Evolution /2021

In millions of euros

 

2022

2021

Published

At constant exchange rates

Leather Goods and Saddlery (1)

 

2,358

1,999

18.0%

12.1%

Ready-to-wear and Accessories (2)

 

1,458

1,025

42.3%

35.9%

Silk and Textiles

 

372

274

35.6%

29.0%

Other Hermès sectors (3)

 

648

462

40.2%

32.5%

Perfume and Beauty

 

230

184

24.9%

23.3%

Watches

 

262

159

65.2%

55.3%

Other products (4)

 

146

132

11.1%

9.1%

TOTAL

 

5,475

4,235

29.3%

23.2%

 

 

(1) The “Leather Goods and Saddlery” business line includes bags, riding, memory holders and small leather goods.

(2) The “Ready-to-wear and Accessories” business line includes Hermès Ready-to-wear for men and women, belts, costume jewellery, gloves, hats and shoes.

(3) The “Other Hermès sectors” include Jewellery and Hermès home products (Art of Living and Hermès Tableware).

(4) The “Other products” include the production activities carried out on behalf of non-group brands (textile printing, tanning…), as well as John Lobb, Saint-Louis and Puiforcat.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

REMINDER – FIRST HALF 2022 KEY FIGURES

 

 

In millions of euros

H1 2022

FY 2021

H1 2021

 

 

 

 

Revenue

5,475

8,982

4,235

Growth at current exchange rates vs. n-1

29.3%

40.6%

70.2%

Growth at constant exchange rates vs. n-1 (1)

23.2%

41.8%

76.7%

 

 

 

 

Recurring operating income (2)

2,304

3,530

1,722

As a % of revenue

42.1%

39.3%

40.7%

 

 

 

 

Operating income

2,304

3,530

1,722

As a % of revenue

42.1%

39.3%

40.7%

 

 

 

 

Net profit – Group share

1,641

2,445

1,174

As a % of revenue

30.0%

27.2%

27.7%

 

 

 

 

Operating cash flows

2,001

3,060

1,487

 

 

 

 

Investments (excluding financial investments)

190

532

214

 

 

 

 

Adjusted free cash flow (3)

1,421

2,661

1,236

 

 

 

 

Equity – Group share

10,259

9,400

8,024

 

 

 

 

Net cash position (4)

7,293

6,695

5,326

 

 

 

 

Restated net cash position (5)

7,685

7,070

5,521

 

 

 

 

Workforce (number of employees)

18,428

17,595

16,966

 

(1) Growth at constant exchange rates is calculated by applying the average exchange rates of the previous period to the current period's revenue, for each currency.

(2) Recurring operating income is one of the main performance indicators monitored by the group's General Management. It corresponds to the operating income excluding non-recurring items having a significant impact likely to affect the understanding of the group's economic performance.

(3) Adjusted free cash flow corresponds to the sum of operating cash flows and change in working capital requirement, less operating investments and repayment of lease liabilities, as per IFRS cash flow statement.

(4)         The net cash position includes cash and cash equivalents on the asset side of the balance sheet, less bank overdrafts presented within the short-term borrowings and financial liabilities on the liability side of the balance sheet. It does not include lease liabilities recognised in accordance with IFRS 16.

(5)         The restated net cash position corresponds to the net cash position, plus cash investments that do not meet IFRS criteria for cash equivalents as a result of their original maturity of more than three months, minus borrowings and financial liabilities.

 

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