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Essilor International SA designs, manufactures, and sells ophthalmic lenses and ophthalmic optical instruments in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. It offers products for correcting myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The company operates through three segments: Lenses and Optical Instruments, Equipments, and Readers. The Lenses and Optical Instruments segment offers Varilux range of progressive lenses; Crizal range of lenses with anti-reflective, anti-smudge, and anti-static lenses; Optifog for anti-fog lenses; Xperio for polarized lenses; and Nikon, Transitions, Kodak, and Polaroid photochromic lenses. This segment also designs, develops, distributes, and maintains a range of optical instruments for opticians and prescription laboratories; and vision screening instruments for eye-care professionals, schools, occupational medicine centers, the military, and other institutions. The Equipments segment engages manufactures and sells equipment and consumables, such as digital surfacing machines and anti-reflective lenses for prescription laboratories, and integrated optical chains and lens manufacturers. The Readers segment designs and markets non-prescription reading glasses and sunglasses under the eyewear brands, such as Foster Grant, Sight Station, Magnivision, and Bolon, as well as licenses for brands comprising Ironman, Body Glove, Disney, Field & Stream, Dockers, Reebok, and Nine West. It has a network of 454 prescription laboratories and edging centers, as well as various research and development centers. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Charenton-le-Pont, France.

58,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/19/15
Founded in 1972

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Total Annual Compensation: €1.6M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Essilor International SA, Board Meeting, Feb 18, 2015

Essilor International SA, Board Meeting, Feb 18, 2015. Agenda: To approve the 2014 financial statements.

Essilor International SA Reports Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended Dec. 31, 2014; Provides Revenue Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

Essilor International SA reported audited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014. For the quarter, revenue totaled EUR 1.475 billion compared to EUR 1.252 billion, jumping almost 18% annually, a 26.6% surge in North America and considerable growth in the developing markets. EBITDA was 24%, and cash flow was EUR 800 million. For the year, the company reported revenue of EUR 5.67 billion compared to EUR 5.065 billion a year ago, triggered by a particularly strong growth in sales of sunglasses and readers, and a 10.3% rise in the lenses and optical instruments segment. Operating profit was EUR 1,222 million compared to EUR 843 million a year ago. Profit before tax was EUR 1,179 million compared to EUR 845 million a year ago. Profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the company was EUR 929 million or 4.32 per diluted share compared to EUR 593 million or 2.78 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was EUR 1,032 million compared to EUR 843 million a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets were EUR 232 million compared to EUR 297 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was EUR 989 million compared to EUR 857 million a year ago. Adjusted profit attributable to equity holders was EUR 642 million or 3.05 per diluted share compared to EUR 603 million or 2.87 per share a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was EUR 1,365 million compared to EUR 1,173 million a year ago. Net debt ended 2014 at EUR 1,793 million. The group expects to deliver a revenue growth of over 4.5% like-for-like in 2015. Barring any new strategic acquisitions, the company is targeting revenue growth of between 8% and 11% (excluding the currency effect) and an adjusted contribution from operations of at least 18.8% of revenue.

Essilor International Recommends Dividend, to Be Paid as from May 21, 2015

Essilor International SA recommended that shareholders at the Annual Meeting on May 5, 2015 approve the payment of a dividend of €1.02 per share, an increase of 8.5% compared with the 2013 dividend. The pay-out ratio is increasing and now stands at 33.7%. The dividend will be paid as from May 21, 2015.


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