Pandemic, schmandemic… luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (parent of Louis Vuitton and Dior) continues its financial success. This despite continuing limitations on international travel and, as a result, that all important tourist shopping.
Revenues in 2021 rose 44% compared to 2020 and 20% to 2019. Organic revenue growth for these periods was 36% and 14%, respectively. As a reminder, companies look to pre-pandemic (2019) as well as prior year, given the extraordinary events and impact of the health crisis.
And, guess which area boasted the biggest boost? Our favorite – Fashion and Leather Goods, of course. This group includes Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, Celine and Loewe. Organic revenue over 2019 rose 42%, with Q4 2021 soaring 51% comparied to that period in 2019. Profits (from recurring operations) were up 75% compared to 2019.
The much smaller group Watches & Jewelry cannot be ignored though. Organic revenue in 2021 bested 2019 by 7% (40% over 2020) with profits rising 128%. LVMH notes that Tiffany achieved record performance and increased “global attractivity as a result of its high impact innovations and collaborations”.
As for the future, LVMH is pretty confident in its ability to maintain this growth momentum.
What do you think? With the latest handbag news focused mostly on Hermès and Chanel, has demand for Louis Vuitton handbags peaked? Or made it more desirable as other brands are harder to obtain. Let us know.
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Updated: January 28th, 2022