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Last €140.60 EUR
Change Today +2.10 / 1.52%
Volume 32.9K
As of 11:35 AM 10/5/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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Société BIC SA manufactures and distributes stationery, lighters, and shavers in France and internationally. Its stationery products include ball pens, coloring felt pens, markers, mechanical and graphic pencils, white boards, coloring pencils, crayons, arts and crafts kits, correction fluids, correction pens, correction tapes, erasers, adhesive labels, writing instruments, and dyes, as well as accessories, including sticky notes, erasers, rulers, and compasses. The company also offers other consumer products, including surfboards, windsurf boards, kayaks, and stant-up-paddle boards; and advertising and promotional products, such as stationery products, clothing, bags, awards, and drink ware that are imprinted with a logo or advertising message to support a company’s marketing and media strategy. It offers its products under primarily the BIC, Tipp-Ex, Wite-Out, BIC Kids, BIC Matic, BIC Ecolutions, BIC Graphic, and Cello brands. The company sells its products through a network of stationery stores, office supplies companies, mass-merchandisers, convenience stores, distributors, wholesalers, and cash-and-carry outlets, as well as e-commerce. Société BIC SA was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Clichy, France.

9,550 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/24/15
Founded in 1945

societe bic sa (BB) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Head of North Centra...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.3M
Executive Vice-President, General Manager Lig...
Total Annual Compensation: €825.9K
Head of Legal, Executive Vice-President, Gene...
Total Annual Compensation: €423.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

societe bic sa (BB) Key Developments

Societe BIC SA to Invest EUR 12 Million to Modernize Its Industrial Facilities in the North of France

BIC announced a project to invest EUR 12 million to modernize its industrial facilities in the north of France. The BIC Group has presented an investment project to the works council of its subsidiary, Conté (Stationery Category), intended to modernize its industrial facilities in the North of France (Pas-de-Calais). The project includes the transfer of the majority of production lines currently in Boulogne-sur-Mer to another existing site in Samer, in the same region. Planned over a 5 year period, the project includes an investment of EUR 12 million to extend the production facility at Samer, the site at which employees will be offered a position as the project is completed.

BIC Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months of 2015; Provides Sales Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

BIC announced consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months of 2015. For the quarter, on an as-reported basis, net sales increased 16.6%. On a comparative basis, sales grew 5.8%. And in the foreign currency translation impact was a favorable 11.5% or EUR 61 million. For the six months, the company's sales reached EUR 1,134,000,000, a growth of 6.3% on a comparative basis with Consumer business growth at 6.8% with a good performance across all geographies. The income from operation increased 2 point - 22.8% to EUR 241.5 million and the normalized IFO, which excludes nonrecurring items, was EUR 239.2 million, up 29.6%. Net sales increased 17.1% as reported and 6.3% on a comparative basis. Net finance revenue increased EUR 11.8 million compared to EUR 1.5 million in 2014. This is due primarily to the favorable revaluation of financial assets denominated in U.S. dollar. Income before tax increased 27.8%, as reported, to EUR 253.3 million. Net income group share increased 30.1%, and finally, EPS group share increased to EUR 3.74 compared to EUR 2.89 last year. The company generated solid cash from operating activity, which funded the investments in CapEx of nearly EUR 51 million. For 2015, the solid momentum of the net sales has reinforced the confidence to achieve full year plus 4% to plus 5% sales growth on a comparative basis.

Societe BIC SA Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for 2015

Societe BIC SA reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, net sales were EUR 510.8 million against EUR 434.2 million a year ago. Income from operations was EUR 97.6 million against EUR 72.9 million a year ago. Income before tax was EUR 110.3 million against EUR 74.5 million a year ago. Net income group share was EUR 77.2 million or EUR 1.07 per share against EUR 50.1 million or EUR 1.64 per share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was EUR 87.2 million against EUR 38.3 million a year ago. CAPEX was EUR 23.7 million against EUR 22.0 million a year ago. For 2015, The company expects group net sales to grow between 4% and 5% on a comparative basis. Excluding major currency fluctuations, Consumer Business Normalized IFO margin is expected to be consistent with 2014. BIC Graphic Normalized IFO margin is expected to improve. The company had given capital expenditure guidance in February to be in the range of EUR 120 million to EUR 130 and it still expects to be within that range.


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