Luxottica was admitted on Sept. 22 to the Mib 30 index of the Italian Bourse, which lists the 30 largest companies quoted on the Italian stock exchange based on capitalization and floating capital. Edison, the electrical company, has joined Luxottica in the ranking, ousting Pirelli and Autogrill. After falling sales and margins in the first half of the year, the Italian group expects to recover in the second half. It's budgeting for 15 percent growth in turnover and net profits for next year, barring any new fluctuations in currencies. An analyst is forecasting a decline in Luxottica's turnover €2,745 million for 2003, growing to €3,146 million in 2004 and €3,288 million in 2005. Gross operating profit is expected to grow from e614 million in 2003 to €711 million and €772 million respectively in the following two years. Net profit should reach €275 million in 2003, rising to €306 million in 2004 and €319 million in 2005.