EssilorLuxottica SA

EssilorLuxottica SA

EssilorLuxottica SA

Overview
Date Founded

1993

Headquarters

147, rue de Paris,Charenton-le-Pont, Ile-de-France 94220

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

69K

Industries

Medical Products & Equipment
Computer Software
Computer Hardware
Appliances & Electronics
Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

EssilorLuxottica SA designs, manufactures and sale of ophthalmic lenses and ophthalmic optical instruments. It operates through the foloowing business segments: Lenses & Optical Instruments, Equipment, and Sunglasses and Readers. The Lenses & Optical Instruments business segment engages in the production, finishing, distribution and trading of lens and instruments. The Equipment business segment includes production, distribution and sale of high capacity equipment, such as digital surfacing machines and lens polishing machines, which are used in manufacturing plants and prescription laboratories for finishing operations on semi-finished lenses. The Sunglasses and Readers business segment engages in the production, distribution and sale of both non-prescription sunglasses and non-prescription reading glasses. The company was founded on October 6, 1971 and is headquartered in Charenton-le-Pont, France.

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Executives & Employees

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Co-Chief Operating Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Mission Officer

Chief Research & Development Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

President Latin America Region

President, Essilor Laboratories of America

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at EssilorLuxottica SA

Chairman at EssilorLuxottica SA

Chief Executive Officer at Barry Callebaut AG

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Essilor International SAS

Former Chief Financial Officer at EssilorLuxottica SA

Managing Partner at Rothschild & Co. SCA

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at EssilorLuxottica SA

Former Director-Corporate Clients at Commerzbank

Former Senior Vice President-Worldwide Operations at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Amundi-IM invests through funds in all asset classes and main currencies. The firm believes that overall analysis of a company, including economic, social and environmental aspects, allows for better assessment of the risks and opportunities that may affect its long-term valuation.

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WCM employs a bottom-up, fundamental method of analysis that emphasizes long-horizon growth prospects, competitive advantages, and company cultures conducive to attracting great people. Valuation also plays an important factor in the firm's analysis method, predominantly impacting the timing of decisions and portfolio position sizing. Their strategies utilize different capitalization ranges (e.g., large-cap, small-cap, all-cap,) different geographical scopes (e.g., international, global, emerging markets, US domestic) and different security types (e.g., foreign ordinary shares, ADR). WCM's Investment Strategy Group (ISG), consisting of senior investment professionals, makes all portfolio decisions.

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Comgest is an active, unconstrained, quality growth manager which aims to create portfolios offering regular, double-digit aggregated earnings per share growth per annum over a three to five-year investment horizon which typically leads to low portfolio turnover. To diversify a portfolio, the firm create value by focusing intense, bottom-up stock-picking approach on the companies they consider are able to sustain above-average growth in earnings per share. Comgest's choice of stocks is independent of benchmarks and do not follow any country or sector allocations. Their rigorous fundamental investment approach combines detailed financial and ESG analysis with frequent field research. The lead Portfolio Managers select companies from the list of investment candidates to create a concentrated portfolio, assigning weightings based on the relative attractiveness (risk/reward profile) of each company. A typical portfolio is concentrated to 25-50 stocks depending on the investment zone. Comgest buy stocks only when it is listed in the investment universe that may be added to portfolios, adding a company they already know well and/or have already owned in the past; and sell or trim positions when the valuation no longer appears attractive, there is a change in company fundamentals, and a superior risk-adjusted upside is identified and the holding is replaced.

Recent Transactions
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EssilorLuxottica SA, Essilor International SAS purchase Brille24 GmbH from Tejado GmbH

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EssilorLuxottica SA purchases GrandVision NV from HAL Investments BV

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EssilorLuxottica SA purchases Luxottica Group SpA

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases Polylite Taiwan Co. Ltd. /Manufacturing & Distribution Div from Polylite Taiwan Co. Ltd.

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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases Luxottica Group SpA

Accountant

Advised onOcular Sciences, Inc. purchases Essilor International SA /Contact Lens Business from EssilorLuxottica SA

Legal Advisor

Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases MyOptique Group Ltd. from Kreos Capital Management (UK) Ltd., Korys, Beringea LLP, Cipio Partners GmbH, Highland Capital Partners LLC, The Acceleration Group LLC (Venture Capital), GP Bullhound Asset Management Ltd., Acton Capital Partners GmbH, Amery Capital Ltd., Index Ventures SA

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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases MyOptique Group Ltd. from Kreos Capital Management (UK) Ltd., Korys, Beringea LLP, Cipio Partners GmbH, Highland Capital Partners LLC, The Acceleration Group LLC (Venture Capital), GP Bullhound Asset Management Ltd., Acton Capital Partners GmbH, Amery Capital Ltd., Index Ventures SA

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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases Coastal Contacts Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner-in-Charge at Jones Day

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Clients

National Vision Holdings, Inc. engages in optical retail. It operates through Owned and Host, and Legacy segment. The Owned and Host segment includes two brands, America's Best and Eyeglass World, and Vista Optical locations in Fred Meyer stores. The Legacy segment involves in the operation of inventory and laboratory processing services to vision centers in Walmart retail locations. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, GA.

Tilly's is a leading specialty retailer in the action sports industry selling clothing, shoes, and accessories. We opened our first store in Southern California in 1982 and have grown to 175 stores in 30 states. Tilly's offers one of the largest assortments of brands and merchandise from the top players in the surf, skate, motocross and lifestyle apparel industries available both in stores and online at tillys.com. Our knowledge of ever-evolving trends and our access to the most popular brands allows us to have an unparalleled assortment of merchandise. Our selection and the look and feel of our stores are distinct and create a shopping experience that is unique, creative and fun.

The Buckle, Inc. engages in the manufacturing and trading of apparel, footwear, and accessories. It manages and operates retail stores. The company markets a wide selection of brand names and private label casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories and footwear. It provides its products under the brands BKE, BUCKLE BLACK, OUTPOST MAKERS AND VEECE. The Buckle was founded by David Hirschfeld in 1948 and is headquartered in Kearney, NE.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$59.1B
Total Enterprise Value
$31.7B
Earnings Per Share
$4.17
Revenue
$10.8B
Net Profit
$1.09B
EBITDA
$2.43B
EBITDAMargin
22.47%
Total Debt
$3.77B
Total Equity
$33.3B
Enterprise Value Sales
2.94x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.08x
TEVNet Income
29.2x
Debt TEV
0.12x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
17.15%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
16.35%
Investments
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DeepOptics Ltd. manufactures liquid crystal lens and focal eyeglasses. The company was founded by yariv Haddad, Yoav Yadin and Alex Alon and is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel.

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NeuroVision Pte Ltd. manufactures medical devices. Its products include Amblyopia, Post-LASIK and Low Myopia. The company was founded by Uri Polat in Decemeber 1999 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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Myvu Corp. designs and manufactures video eyewear for mobile entertainment. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Westwood, MA.

Investors
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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Managing Partner at Lucky Stars Partners LLC

Suppliers
Consort NT SA Computer Software | Paris, IF

Consort NT is an integrator and operator of bespoke solutions and infrastructures. It also engages in the system infrastructures, networks and telecommunications business that provides consultancy services and information management systems services. The company was founded on September 9, 1992 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Eastman Kodak Co. Retail: Appliances & Electronics | Los Angeles, CA

Eastman Kodak Co. engages in the provision of analog and digital innovations. It operates through the following segments: Print Systems; Enterprise Inkjet Systems; Flexographic Packaging; Software and Solutions; Consumer and Film; Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology; Eastman Business Park, and All Other. The Print Systems segment comprises of prepress and electrophotographic printing Solutions. The Enterprise Inkjet Systems segment includes prosper and Versamark business. The Flexographic Packaging segment offers packaging line of business. The Software and Solutions segment consists of unified workflow and kodak technology solutions. The Consumer and Film segment involves includes industrial film and chemicals, motion picture, and consumer products. The Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology segment offers kodak research laboratories and associated business opportunities and intellectual property licensing. The Eastman Business Park segment includes the operations of the Eastman Business Park, an acre technology center and industrial complex. The All other segment composes RED utilities variable interest entity. The company was founded by George Eastman in 1880 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.

Nikon Corp. Computer Hardware | Tokyo, TY

Nikon Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of optical instruments. It operates through the following segments: Precision Equipment, Imaging Products, Healthcare, and Industrial Metrology and Others. The Precision Equipment segment covers products and services related to integrated circuit and liquid crystal display steppers. The Imaging Products segment manufactures and sells imaging products and peripherals such as digital single-lens reflex cameras, compact digital cameras, and interchangeable camera lenses. The Healthcare segment offers microscopes, measuring, and inspection equipment. The Industrial Metrology and Others segment includes glass, ophthalmic lenses, multi-turn absolute encoder and customized products. The company was founded by Koyata Iwasaki on July 25, 1917 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Competitors
Hoya Corp. Medical Products & Equipment - Tokyo, TY

HOYA Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of imaging products, electronics, and medical-related equipment. It operates through the following segments: Information Technology, Life Care, and Others. The Information Technology segment develops, sells and produces input/output (I/O) device related products for the information and communications sector, including imaging, modern digital information and communications technology related products. The Life Care segment produces and sells health care and medical related products. The Others segment includes information system services and business contracts. The company was founded by Shigeru Yamanaka and Shoichi Yamanaka on November 1, 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung Medical Products & Equipment - Stuttgart, BW

Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung is a company-linked foundation. The firm manages the companies Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG, which specialize in optics and optoelectronics, as well as specialty glass and glass-ceramics. It also promotes the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at universities through dividends from the Foundation firms. The company was founded by Ernst Abbe on May 19, 1889 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

Bühler Holding AG Chemicals - Uzwil, SG

Bühler Holding AG engages in the acquisition, holding, and management of domestic and foreign companies and other representations of the Bühler Group engaged in plant construction, mechanical engineering, and other related activities. The company was founded on November 20, 1962 and is headquartered in Uzwil, Switzerland.

Awards & Honors
Rank #49
2014
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
Rank #25
2011
Forbes Magazine - The Nifty 50
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