Posted by: coastcontact | May 16, 2012

Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton – LVMH

LVMH is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate headquartered in Paris.  Unknown to most people this giant company is the owner of many well known brands throughout the world.  The company came to my attention after an article about Hermes, a competitor, appeared in Businessweek recently.

Hoover’s Company Profiles says “LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is the world’s largest luxury goods company,  with brands that are bywords for the good life and everything showy.”
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The company operates six segments: fashion and leather goods, its largest and oldest; watches and jewelry; wines and spirits; perfumes & cosmetics; selective retailing (including Sephora and airport duty-free retailer DFS); and other (including publishing). Higher-profile brands include Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Givenchy, Tag Heuer, Hennessy, Moet & Chandon, Glenmorangie, and Benefit.

From their own web site the range of products includes

Wines include

  • Champagne Moët & Chandon
  • Dom Pérignon
  • A Total of 22 brands

Fashion and Leather Goods include

  • Louis Vuitton
  • Givenchy
  • A Total of 12 brands

Perfumes and Cosmetics include

  • Christian Dior
  • A Total of 11 brands

Watches and Jewelry include

  • Bulgari
  • De Beers Diamond Jewellers
  • A Total of 8 brands

Selective Retailing include

  • DFS
  • Sephora
  • A Total of 5 brands

Listed on an American stock exchange.  The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4 and last year’s sales of over $23 Billion.

It proves there are lots of very wealthy people in this world.



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