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Italy's Safilo slightly beats FY guidance as sales reach 1.08 billion euros

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Jan 27, 2023

Italian eyewear group Safilo on Thursday narrowly beat its forecasts on full-year revenues, posting a 4.2% rise at constant exchange rates thanks to the positive performance of its own brands as well as of its licensed business.


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The maker of frames for Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger said in a statement that preliminary net revenues came in at 1.08 billion euros ($1.17 billion) last year compared with 969.6 million euros in 2021, slightly ahead of the 1-billion-euro target disclosed by the company in August.

​"Europe remained in 2022 the key growth drive," said Safilo, noting the main markets in the region and surging business in Turkey and Poland contributed to a 12% hike at constant exchange rates compared with 2021.

Among the spectacles maker's own brands, Smith reported another strong increase in sales, it said, while Carrera sales far exceeded pre-pandemic levels.

Safilo said that its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose by around 24% to 101 million euros, yet margins stood at 9.4%, slightly below management's expectations of around 10%.
 

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