|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||27.48 - 27.56|
|52 Week Range||18.01 - 27.66|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.59|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||39.80|
|Earnings Date||Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 20, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.33 (1.20%)|
|1y Target Est||24.45|
Half Year 2019 Grandvision NV Earnings and to Discuss Transaction with EssilorLuxottica SA Call
GrandVision N.V. has acquired 100% of Graffiti Holding AG which holds 100% of McOptic, the third largest optical retailer in Switzerland with an estimated market share of 5% via its Swiss business Visilab. McOptic was founded in 1998 and operates 62 stores, which are concentrated in the German speaking parts of the country. GrandVision particularly values McOptic's mass-market positioning in Switzerland and intends to retain the well-established McOptic brand alongside the Visilab and Kochoptik optical retail banners, which are positioned in the mid-to-high and premium segments.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today affirmed the A2 long-term issuer rating of world leading prescription lens and frames maker EssilorLuxottica. Concurrently, Moody's has also affirmed the (P)A2 rating of EssilorLuxottica's senior unsecured MTN program and the A2 senior unsecured rating. "While the acquisition of GrandVision will have a negative impact on EssilorLuxottica's credit metrics, the issuance of equity or equity-like instruments will mitigate the negative effect on its balance sheet, leading us to affirm the rating," said Knut Slatten, Vice President -- Senior Analyst at Moody's and lead analyst for EssilorLuxottica.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- You don’t need 20-20 vision to see who was the driving force behind EssilorLuxottica SA’s $8.1 billion agreed purchase of GrandVision NV. Leonardo Del Vecchio, the acquirer’s forceful chairman and biggest shareholder, said in the deal statement that the transaction was the realization of a long-held dream for him.Del Vecchio has already combined his Italian eye-frame designer Luxottica, home to the Ray-Ban brand and many others, with the French lens maker Essilor in a $53 billion merger. GrandVision adds a third element: An optical retail division that spans Europe, including the Vision Express chain. This gives the group even more control over the eye-care process, from manufacturing to contact with end customers. Analysts at Bloomberg Intelligence don’t, however, foresee any antitrust problems – after all, the first much bigger deal was waved through.That the GrandVision purchase was so personally dear to Del Vecchio perhaps bodes well for future harmony at EssilorLuxottica, which had been riven by tension between the 84-year-old Italian billionaire and Hubert Sagnieres, the Essilor boss and vice-chairman of the combined company. The two did reach a fragile truce back in May, but making an $8 billion purchase is certainly bold given that the original Essilor-Luxottica merger was only completed in October.The fact that the two sides have managed to patch things up to the extent they were able to negotiate this chunky deal is encouraging.EssilorLuxottica certainly seems to be Del Vecchio’s show now, perhaps inevitably given his control of a 32% stake. There are similarities with another Italian billionaire, Stefano Pessina, who built his Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. empire through a series of deals in Europe and then the U.S. to control pharmaceutical distribution and retail.Del Vecchio and Sagnieres may have been motivated to make a move on GrandVision so quickly because of worries about potential rival interest from private equity, which is awash with cash and snapping up unloved companies. The Dutch target’s share price had languished before Bloomberg reported the deal talks earlier this month.As it is, a 33.1% premium to the closing price on July 16, the day before the talks were disclosed, looks palatable to both sides. GrandVision shares rose to 26.70 euros on Wednesday, just below the offer price of 28 euros (rising to 28.42 euros if the transaction doesn’t close within 12 months). Bernstein analysts estimate that the purchase would be 5%-6% accretive to earnings per share in 2019 and 2020, without synergies.Still, Del Vecchio and Sagnieres have a lot on their plate now. The bringing together of Essilor and Luxottica has only really just begun in earnest, in an effort to generate promised annual savings of 600 million euros. Unusually, they haven’t put a figure on the cost savings they might reap from GrandVision. More detail will come in time, perhaps at an investor day in September, but not calculating the potential benefits is disappointing.The greatest hazard is that hostilities between Del Vecchio and Sagnieres reignite. With plenty still riding on the original deal, and a chunky acquisition now in the mix, recruiting a single chief executive to oversee the integration is more important than ever. They’ll also need considerable diplomatic skills to navigate the diverse factions on the board.To contact the author of this story: Andrea Felsted at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Andrea Felsted is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She previously worked at the Financial Times.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
EssilorLuxottica is buying Dutch opticians group GrandVision for up to 7.2 billion euros ($8 billion) in cash to take control of thousands of stores where it sells spectacles and lenses. The deal marks a new milestone for EssilorLuxottica, which was formed last year from the merger of French lens maker Essilor and Italian eyewear group Luxottica, but which has been hit by disputes over who should run the group. GrandVision, whose chains include Vision Express in Britain and For Eyes in the United States, would give EssilorLuxottica control of more than 7,000 outlets across the world where it already sells brands including Varilux lenses and Ray-Ban sunglasses.
EssilorLuxottica intends to acquire full ownership in GrandVision to create a truly global eyecare and eyewear company EssilorLuxottica to acquire HAL’s 76.72% interest in.
Schiphol, the Netherlands – 31 July 2019. GrandVision N.V. publishes the Half Year and Second Quarter 2019 results. Half year and second quarter 2019 highlights HY19.
Today we'll look at GrandVision N.V. (AMS:GVNV) and reflect on its potential as an investment. In particular, we'll...
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The $53 billion eyewear merger of France’s Essilor and Italy’s Luxottica was a tie-up that screamed strategic logic. But it’s been thrown off course by issues beyond its industrial merits.The same danger applies to attempts by the combined company, EssilorLuxottica SA, to acquire GrandVision NV, a European optical retailer whose stores include Vision Express.To recap: Back in January 2017, the lens-maker Essilor and the frame designer Luxottica agreed to merge. Combining lenses and frames made sense. It would create more firepower for research and development, pivot the group toward more expensive prescription lenses and defend it against the twin threat of online rivals and luxury companies seeking to make more of their own branded eyewear rather than letting other firms do it for them.Unfortunately, the deal’s strategic benefits have been overshadowed by a bitter falling out between the billionaire Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio and Essilor’s boss Hubert Sagnieres, which led at one point to the threat of arbitration from Del Vecchio over alleged violations of the merger agreement.The two men have since reached a fragile truce and are looking for a single CEO to better manage their differences. But given the context of their previous rancor, the new takeover talks with GrandVision’s controlling shareholder HAL to buy its 77% stake in the group look bold.As with the first merger, the industrial logic is there. The Dutch target would add a significant optical retail presence in Europe, something that EssilorLuxottica lacks. Yet this offer has come much earlier than expected. While analysts at Bernstein speculated recently that an approach like this could be on the cards, they suggested it might be three to five years away.Essilor and Luxottica only completed their merger in October, so the integration process is just getting started. With GrandVision they would have to incorporate another large business. At 28 euros per share, the price being discussed, GrandVision would be valued at 7.1 billion euros ($8 billion). That’s just 14% of EssilorLuxottica’s market capitalization but it’s far from insignificant, especially given how much work still needs to be done on the original merger.GrandVision would further complicate the assimilation and could be another management distraction, particularly if there are competition issues to be dealt with (EssilorLuxottica already has a very dominant position in eyewear). As part of the truce, the Franco-Italian company has handed operational control to Francesco Milleri from the Luxottica side and Laurent Vacherot from the Essilor camp, while they look for a single CEO. Still, given the animosity earlier in the year, there’s no guarantee the peace will last. It’s been hard for Del Vecchio, who owns 32% of the combined group, to relinquish his grip. Should the GrandVision deal go ahead, EssilorLuxottica’s combination would become a double bet. The first is that the original merger will fulfill its strategic potential and deliver the promised yearly savings of up to 600 million euros. The second wager is that EssilorLuxottica can digest GrandVision while doing all of this. Given the peculiarities of this situation, and the personalities involved, both have long odds.To contact the author of this story: Andrea Felsted at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Andrea Felsted is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She previously worked at the Financial Times.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
GrandVision NV (GVNV.NX) confirms that it has been approached by EssilorLuxottica SA (Euronext:EL) and HAL Holding NV (HAL.NX) in connection with a possible sale of HAL’s 76.72% ownership interest in GrandVision to EssilorLuxottica at an envisaged purchase price per share of approximately EUR28.00. At this stage it is uncertain whether an agreement between EssilorLuxottica and HAL will be reached. While a transaction would be between HAL and EssilorLuxottica, GrandVision’s support has been requested.
The latest earnings announcement GrandVision N.V. (AMS:GVNV) released in December 2018 confirmed that the company...
GrandVision N.V. (GVNV.NX) announced today that its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) has approved the appointment of Mr. Willem Eelman as Member of the Management Board, effective as of 15 May 2019. The Supervisory Board of GrandVision N.V. had appointed Willem Eelman as GrandVision’s new CFO, in its meeting on 25 April 2019. Willem Eelman succeeds Paulo de Castro, who has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board.