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Sustained growth in 2013 first half. Positive outlook.

PR Newswire/Les Echos/ 
Sustained growth in 2013 first half
Positive outlook 
Strong momentum since the beginning of the year remained on track in the second
quarter. Sales excluding Burberry fragrances reached EUR55 million, up 11.8%
from the same period in 2012. With the sale of remaining inventory of 
components and finished products to Burberry, 2013 second-quarter sales 
amounted to EUR70.7 million. 
For the first six months, sales excluding Burberry fragrances came to nearly
EUR120 million, up 13.3% from the 2012 first half. Total revenue for the period
reached EUR218.5 million. 
                     2nd quarter          1st half       Change
EURm                   2012     2013     2012     2013        13/12 
Lanvin                  13.8     15.4     29.5     33.8     +15 %
Montblanc               11.0     12.9     22.0     28.2     +28 %
Jimmy Choo               6.9      9.5     18.7     27.2     +45 %
Van Cleef & Arpels       4.3      5.7      9.5      9.8      +3 %
Boucheron                5.6      3.2      9.9      6.0     -39 %
S.T. Dupont              5.2      2.8      8.7      5.9     -32 %
Paul Smith               2.3      1.7      5.2      4.3     -18 %
Repetto                    -      2.2        -      2.2        ns
Burberry                49.0     15.8    103.3     98.9        ns
Other                    0.1      1.3      2.1      2.3        ns
Total                   98.1     70.7    208.9    218.5      +5 %
Total excl. Burberry    49.1     54.9    105.6    119.7     +13 % 
ns : not significant. 
Half-year highlights by brand 
* With sales of nearly EUR34 million, Lanvin fragrances maintained double-digit
growth (+15%) from continuing gains of the Éclat d'Arpège (+17%) line and the
spring launch of the Lanvin Meline; 
* Montblanc fragrances continued its growth momentum (+28%) based on the
broad-based and sustained success of Montblanc Legend launched in 2011 and now
the Group's top-selling line; 
* The Flash line, the second initiative under the Jimmy Choo brand launched in
early 2013, accelerated the pace of sales, leading to very strong growth
(+45%); 
* The launch of the Rêve line and steady performances by the First and
Collection Extraordinaire lines contributed to renewed growth by Van Cleef &
Arpels fragrances with sales of nearly EUR10 million for the period; 
* With no major initiatives in the period, and pending the launch of the Place
Vendôme line planned for the fall, Boucheron fragrances had sales of EUR6
million. This included an unfavorable comparison base from the reintroduction 
of the brand's classic lines in the 2012 first half; 
* Repetto fragrances started commercial operations by setting the stage in late
June for the first women's fragrance line built around the universe of dance.
Initial results for July both in the French market and the duty-free segment
have been excellent. The international launch is scheduled for September. 
Half-year highlights by region 
While the brand portfolio's geographical mix excluding Burberry remained
balanced, growth in the period was particularly strong in Asia (above 30%)
driven by Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Montblanc fragrances and in Western Europe
(above 20%) by Montblanc and Jimmy Choo fragrances. 
Paris, July 24, 2013 
Philippe Benacin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented: "The 2013
first half ended with a very positive performance of the Group's continuing
brands, driven in particular by the successful launch of Jimmy Choo Flash,
accelerating momentum by Montblanc Legend and favorable market responses to the
lines Me of Lanvin and Rêve of Van Cleef & Arpels, in addition to
higher-than-expected sales from the discontinued Burberry license. On that
basis, we have raised our full-year guidance for 2013 sales to EUR320 million.
Furthermore, in light of these performances, operating profit is expected to
significantly exceed initial targets for the first six months. A large portion
of the first half profit is expected to be reinvested in the second half to
bolster support for the Repetto and Boucheron launches and the continued
worldwide development of the Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Montblanc brands". 
Philippe Santi, Executive Vice President, added:
"Earnings expected from the 2013 first half will enable us to increase 
spending, particularly on advertising, to accelerate sales growth over the 
medium term, and will result in intentionally lower margins in the second 
half. For the full year, the operating margin should come in higher than the 
latest estimates at more than 12% ". 
Upcoming events            2013 first-half results 
                       September 10, 2013  
                       (before the opening of NYSE-Euronext Paris) 
Shareholder information    Interparfums Investor Relations and Analysts
Contact
Tel.: +33 1 53 77 00 99    Philippe Santi +33 1 53 77 00 00  


                           psanti@interparfums.fr

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