By Joshua Kirby

 

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE said Tuesday that sales returned to strong growth in its first quarter, boosted by its core soft-luxury division and by the integration of jeweler Tiffany.

Sales at the French luxury-goods conglomerate grew by 30% organically on year to 13.96 billion euros ($16.63 billion). The figure represents an 8% rise compared with the same period in 2019.

Analysts had forecast quarterly sales of EUR12.58 billion, according to a FactSet-compiled consensus of seven estimates.

The core fashion & leather goods division booked the largest increase at 52%, while the watches & jewelry division, with Tiffany integrated for the first time, posted growth of 35%. Only selective retailing booked a sales decline at 5% on year, affected by store closures across Europe, LVMH said.

The company added that it aims to regain growth momentum across its business to build recovery in 2021.

 

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April 13, 2021 12:12 ET (16:12 GMT)

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