Apr 23, 2019
Ermenegildo Zegna’s net income up 4% to €34 million for 2018
Apr 23, 2019
Italian luxury menswear label Ermenegildo Zegna closed the 2018 financial year with revenue of €1.159 billion (+0.4% at constant exchange rates, but -2% at current rates), with slightly higher EBITDA at €143 million, and net income of €34 million (+4%).
The group's net financial position stayed positive even after the acquisition of an 85% stake in New York label Thom Browne, entirely funded with its own resources.
Exports were again the main driver of Ermenegildo Zegna's growth, accounting for over 90% of total sales. Sales in Greater China, the label's main market, increased in 2018, as they also did in Russia, Canada, Korea and Japan.
As of the end of 2018, Ermenegildo Zegna operated 480 monobrand stores worldwide, and new openings are planned in 2019 in New York, New Jersey and Istanbul, as well as renovations in Palo Alto, Sao Paulo, Dubai and Beijing.
“In 2019, also thanks to the consolidation of the results of [Thom Browne], our performance will surely improve,” said CEO Gildo Zegna, adding that “with the launch of our label on Farfetch, Wechat and Tmall, in other words on key digital platforms, we continue to strengthen our omnichannel position, integrating our physical and virtual distribution and enabling us to offer an increasingly customised, prompt service in-store, while also optimising the activity of our specialised production hubs.”
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