All Financial results articles

  • Article

    Fedon sales down 34% last year


    In a difficult year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Fedon , the Italian specialist in eyewear cases and leather goods, reported a sharp decrease in revenues but managed to keep positive EBITDA figures. Total sales of the Italian group fell by 34 percent year-on-year to 42.3 million euros in 2020, ...

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    French retail heavyweights slightly raised market share in 2020


    In the last couple of weeks, the Krys Group , Optic 2000 and Afflelou , three of the main retail players in France totaling more than 3,000 stores and an aggregated market share estimated at between 35 and 40 percent, reported drops in revenues varying from 8.5 percent to ...

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    Italia Independent core eyewear sales up 18% in 2020


    The Italia Independent Group delivered positive results for 2020, in line with the group´s turnaround plan that calls a return to net profit by 2023. In reported terms, total sales increased by 46.1 percent year-on-year to €11.3 million and the group’s EBITDA almost reached the break-even point. The ...

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    New Look Vision Group sales up 25% in Q4


    After having posted a 17 percent increase in revenues in Q3, the Canadian optical retailer New Look Vision Group accelerated its recovery in the last quarter of the 2020 financial year, reporting overall revenues of 92.4 million Canadian dollars, a 25 percent hike from the previous year. The ...

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    Novacel extends Leica footprint, increases French market share


    The French-based lens maker Novacel almost put a final touch to its European distribution network for the German licensed brand Leica Eyecare , with the implementation of a network of regional distributors in Italy. Leica lenses are now available throughout Europe except for Denmark, Norway, Slovenia, ...

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    EssilorLuxottica returns to growth


    EssilorLuxottica is on a recovery path after a difficult second quarter, when revenues were nearly halved amid Covid-19 lockdowns. Sales in the fourth quarter were up by 1.7 percent in constant currencies. For the second half of the year, revenues gained 0.3 percent from the year-ago period to €8,199 ...

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    Safilo confirms H2 recovery, keeps streamlining


    Publishing its final results for its fourth quarter and complete 2020 financial year yesterday, Safilo announced that it remained focused on its transition and the implementation of its group business plan after a difficult and contrasting year in a Covid-19 market environment. The group managed to end 2020 with ...

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    CVI returns to growth in Q1, except for EMEA


    CooperVision (CVI), the contact lenses’ division of Cooper Companies , started the 2021 fiscal year on a positive note with a return to growth after two consecutive quarters of declining sales. Total CVI quarterly revenues increased by 4 percent year-on-year to $507 million in reported terms, and by 1 ...

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    National Vision finds growth potential in a pandemic economy


    National Vision , the U.S.-based optical retailer behind the America’s Best and Eyeglass World banners, registered a second consecutive quarter of double-digit increase in sales after big declines in the first half of the year due to the Covid-19 crisis impact. For its fourth quarter ended Jan. ...

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    Bausch Health expands board after deal with activist shareholder


    The Canadian healthcare company Bausch Health will expand its board of directors to add two representatives of the activist investor Carl Icahn. With the two new appointments, the board will have 13 directors. Under the agreement, Brett Icahn and Steven Miller will be appointed to the ...

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    GrandVision revises down slightly its Q4 results


    In the fourth quarter, GrandVision posted revenues of €981 million, down by 1.8 percent at actual currency rates and up by 1.0 percent at constant currency rates. Comparable sales growth was 0.7 percent. In its preliminary results, released on Jan. 22, the Dutch optical retailer had estimated comparable ...

  • Thai Optical Group

    TOG sales down 9 percent in spite of improved product mix


    The Thai Optical Group (TOG) posted overall revenues of 1,850 million baht (€50.9m-$61.5m) for its financial year ended Dec. 31, down by 9 percent from the previous year. Sales of lenses and services to external customers decreased by 8 percent year-on-year to THB 1,838 million (€50.5m-$61.2m), with sales of ...

  • Alcon

    Contact lenses drove Alcon recovery in Q4


    Alcon reported a 2 percent year-on-year increase in total revenues to $1,925 million for the fourth quarter of its 2020 financial year, marking a return to positive growth figures after two consecutive negative quarters. In constant currencies, total sales increased by 1 percent. Sales in the vision care ...

  • Menicon

    Memberships and international sales up at Menicon


    Menicon , the Japanese contact lens specialist, posted last week stable revenues of JPY63.4 billion (€496.3m-$599.8m) for the first three quarters of its current fiscal year, a 0.1 percent increase only from the previous year. Sales of contact lenses and care products went down by 2.5 percent year-on-year to ...

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    Kering Eyewear’s sales recover in H2


    In 2020, Kering Eyewear posted sales of €487.1 million, down by 17.6 percent on a comparable basis. After being hard hit by Covid-19 related lockdowns in the first half, particularly in travel retail, revenues recovered in the second half, when the decline narrowed to 8.6 percent. After excluding ...

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    Carl Zeiss Meditec revenues back to pre-Covid levels in Q1


    Carl Zeiss Meditec ’s revenues for the first quarter of its 2020/21 financial year reached €368.9 million, down by 0.2 percent year-on-year in reported terms but up by 2.6 percent after adjustment of currency effects. The overall topline recovery was fueled by the good performance of the Ophthalmic Devices’ business ...

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    Sales of J&J contact lenses down 5.3% in Q4


    Johnson Johnson’ s global sales of contact lenses fell by 4.4 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter to $796 million. At constant currency rates, the decline widened to 5.3 percent as sales continued to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Lower levels of stocking in the U.S. also ...

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    Inspecs’ 2020 sales fall to $46.2m


    Inspecs ended 2020 with revenues of $46.2 million, down from $61.2 million a year earlier despite two acquisitions. The performance was in line with the company’s expectations in a year when the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit affected demand. The British eyewear company bought the assets of The Norville ...

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    Sales recovery and record profits for Hoya in Q3


    The results of Hoya Corporation for its third quarter, ended Dec. 31, showed that the Japanese group was pursuing its recovery from the negative impact of Covid-19, with stable revenues and a double-digit year-on-year increase in profits. Top line figures for the Health Care division were back in the ...

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    Safilo’s Q4 sales rise driven by North America, Asia-Pacific


    Safilo ’s fourth-quarter revenues rose by 3.0 percent at constant exchange rates thanks to strong gains in North America and Asia-Pacific, while European sales were hit by Covid-19-related lockdowns and a lack of tourists. On a reported basis, however, the company’s sales were down by 2.1 percent to €225.6 million. ...