The Swatch Group AG

The Swatch Group AG

The Swatch Group AG

Overview
Date Founded

1931

Headquarters

Seevorstadt 6,Biel, Bern (Berne) 2501

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

37.1K

Industries

Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Consumer Services

Company Description

Swatch Group is an international group active in the design, manufacture and sale of finished watches, jewelry, watch movements and components. Swatch Group supplies nearly all components required by its nineteen watch brands, and Swatch Group companies supply movements and components to third-party watchmakers in Switzerland and around the world. Please be sure to visit our brands' websites to learn more about their fantastic products. Swatch Group is also a key player in the manufacture and sale of electronic systems used in watchmaking and other industries. Swatch Group employs more than 29 700 persons in over 50 countries. Gross sales in 2012 amounted to 8.143 billion Swiss francs (2011: 7.143), net profit to 1.608 billion Swiss francs (2011: 1.276 billion)

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ADVA Optical Networking SE purchases Oscilloquartz SA from The Swatch Group AG

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The Swatch Group AG, Technocorp Holding SA purchase Rivoli Group LLC from Dubai International Capital Emerging Markets

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The Swatch Group AG purchases HW Holdings, Inc. from Dominion Diamond Mines Ulc

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$14.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$14.1B
Earnings Per Share
$16.14
Revenue
$8.48B
Net Profit
$845M
EBITDA
$1.56B
EBITDAMargin
18.47%
Total Debt
$224M
Total Equity
$11.3B
Enterprise Value Sales
1.66x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.01x
TEVNet Income
16.68x
Debt TEV
0.02x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.09%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.04%
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