Strong growth in 2013 1st quarter. Excellent performances by Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Montblanc Fragrances

PR Newswire/Les Echos/ 
Strong growth in 2013 1 st quarter
Excellent performances by Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Montblanc fragrances 
Consolidated first-quarter sales reached EUR147.9 million, up 33.4% at current
exchange rates and 34.5% at constant exchange rates from the same period in
2012. 
This performance was driven not only by strong demand for all the portfolio's
current brands and in particular Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Montblanc, but also
higher-than-expected sales for the Burberry brand's last quarter within the
Group. Like-for-like sales (excluding Burberry) for the quarter came to EUR64.8
million, up 14.6% and in line with initial forecasts. 
In EUR millions       Q1 12   Q1 13   13/12
Burberry               54.3    83.1    +53%
Lanvin                 15.7    18.4    +17%
Jimmy Choo             11.8    17.6    +49%
Montblanc              11.0    15.3    +39%
Van Cleef & Arpels      5.2     4.1    -21%
S.T. Dupont             3.6     3.2    -11%
Boucheron               4.2     2.8    -35%
Paul Smith              2.8     2.5     -8%
Autres                  2.3     0.9      ns
Total                 110.8   147.9    +33% 
ns: not significant 
Highlights by brand 
* With gains by all the brand's lines of the portfolio, Interparfums achieved 
an excellent performance for Burberry fragrances with sales of EUR83 million 
(+53%) in a period of only three months; 
* Lanvin fragrances had sales of EUR18.4 million, up 17% on continuing growth 
by the Eclat d'Arpège, line, a steady performance by the Jeanne Lanvin line 
and the launch of the Lanvin Me line; 
*n The very promising start for Flash, the second fragrance line launched in
January, further boosted growth for Jimmy Choo fragrances with sales of 
EUR17.6 million, up 49%; 
* With sales of EUR11 million, that more than doubled in the period, the
Montblanc Legend line contributed to the positive momentum of Montblanc
fragrances that reached overall sales of sales of EUR15.3 million, up 39%; 
* With their next major launches not scheduled until the summer and fall, sales
for Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron fragrances declined in line with initial
budget targets. 
Highlights by region 
Reflecting its well-balanced geographic segmentation, the portfolio (excluding
Burberry) delivered strong growth in most regions throughout the world:
- In Asia and Eastern Europe (mainly Russia) with Lanvin fragrances;
- In Asia and Western Europe with Jimmy Choo fragrances;
- In Western Europe with Montblanc fragrances. 
Outlook 
Based on performances in the first months of the year, revenue for the 2013
full-year is expected to exceed EUR300 million. 
Paris, April 22, 2013 
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