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)

36.1K

Industries

Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Luxury & Specialty Goods
Apparel & Footwear
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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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer, Harry Winston, Inc

President of the Executive Group

Director

Director

Head, Rado, Hamilton, Swatch Group Austria & Swatch Group Taiwan

Company Secretary

Professional

Head-Legal Counsel

Head-Information Technology

Legal Counsel

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer, Harry Winston, Inc at The Swatch Group AG

Executive Chairman at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG

President at The Swatch Group (U.S.), Inc.

Director at The Swatch Group AG

Director at The Swatch Group AG

Member, Board of Directors at The Swatch Group AG

Former Director & Vice President at Creative Technology Group Ltd.

Professional at Swatch Group SA

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

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The Swatch Group AG purchases Termiboîtes SA

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Advisors & Consultants
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Founder at Eight, Inc.

Clients

Chow Tai Fook is a leading jeweller in Mainland China and Hong Kong. It was one of the first Asian large-scale jewellers to penetrate Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV cities in Mainland China. Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited ("Chow Tai Fook" or the "Company") is a leading jeweller in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau with a heritage of over 80 years. Our principal products are mass luxury and high-end luxury jewellery products including gem-set jewellery, gold products, platinum and karat gold products, and watches. Our iconic brand "???" (CHOW TAI FOOK) and long-standing history of over 80 years of operations represent key competitive advantages of our business. The "???" (CHOW TAI FOOK) brand is recognised for its trust and authenticity, and our products are known for their design, quality and value. Chow Tai Fook has an extensive retail network, with over 1,800 jewellery and watch points of sale. We have a sophisticated vertically integrated business model that gives us effective and tight control over our processes, from raw material procurement to design, production, marketing and sales through our extensive retail network

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$14.8B
Total Enterprise Value
$11.2B
Earnings Per Share
$-1.02
EBITDAMargin
9.2%
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.94x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
21.08x
TEVNet Income
-212.91x
Debt TEV
0.01x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-11.09%
Revenue
$5.78B
Net Profit
$-52.7M
EBITDA
$532M
Total Debt
$98.1M
Total Equity
$11.3B
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Rivoli Group LLC engages in automobile auction services. It imports, distributes, and retails watches, eyewear, leather accessories, writing instruments, luxury communication instruments, and lifestyle accessories. The firm also offers customized personal accessories and luxury corporate gifts to customers in local government agencies, international investment banks, law firms, telecoms, FMCGs, and advertising agencies in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. The company was founded by Adel Al-Zarouni in 1988 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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