default-output-block.skip-main
BoF Logo

The Business of Fashion

Agenda-setting intelligence, analysis and advice for the global fashion community.

Ferragamo Profit Falls 14 Percent in 2018

The luxury leather goods company has struggled in the last two years to rejuvenate its brand and captivate essential younger customers.
Salvatore Ferragamo store | Source: Shutterstock
By
  • Reuters

MILAN, Italy — Luxury shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo posted a 14 percent drop in 2018 core profit, undermined by the costs of a turnaround plan in the face of falling sales.

The luxury leather goods company has struggled in the last two years to rejuvenate its brand and captivate essential younger customers.

The company appointed a new chief executive, Micaela Le Divelec, in July after a failed attempt to revamp the business by former boss Eraldo Poletto, who stepped down after less than two years in the job.

Ferragamo said on Tuesday that earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell to €214 million ($243 million) in 2018, in line with analyst expectations, according to Refinitiv data.

The company had reported in January a 1.4 percent decline in full-year like-for-like sales.

Ferragamo, which trimmed its dividend to €0.34 per share from €0.38 a year ago, said in a statement it had little visibility in the current macroeconomic and market environment and was working to restore sustainable growth in the medium term.

By Claudia Cristoferi; editor: Silvia Aloisi.

In This Article

© 2021 The Business of Fashion. All rights reserved. For more information read our Terms & Conditions

The Business of Fashion

Agenda-setting intelligence, analysis and advice for the global fashion community.
CONNECT WITH US ON
The State of Fashion: Technology
© 2022 The Business of Fashion. All rights reserved. For more information read our Terms & Conditions and Privacy policy.
The State of Fashion: Technology