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|Day's Range||56.24 - 56.61|
|52 Week Range||43.90 - 58.89|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.45|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||35.77|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.86 (1.53%)|
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L'Oreal's Lancome brand is planning to open a flagship store in China after launching its first major showcase in Paris this week, its chief executive said, as the company capitalizes on booming demand for high-end cosmetics. Lancome, one of the biggest brands of French cosmetics' group L'Oreal, already sells its creams and make-up though airport retailers, department stores and other networks, including 50 freestanding stores in China.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") affirmed the ratings on six classes of Hudson Yards 2016-10HY Mortgage Trust, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates. For ratings issued on a support provider, this announcement provides certain regulatory disclosures in relation to the credit rating action on the support provider and in relation to each particular credit rating action for securities that derive their credit ratings from the support provider's credit rating.
Behind Stifel’s downbeat outlook on Ulta: increasing promotional activity, sluggish growth across the U.S. beauty industry, and tough comparisons to last year’s fourth quarter when the chain launched celebrity Kylie Jenner’s makeup line.
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Millennials and young consumers worldwide, especially in China, have a "strong appetite" for beauty products, including makeup and skincare, Agon told CNBC. Not only is the beauty market immune to an economic slowdown but it can remain resilient during an economic "crisis," the CEO said. L'Oreal is taking advantage of the industry's strength by "fueling growth" through investing across media, digital channels, and e-commerce to reach more consumers, he said.
The emblem for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 was revealed this week, which combines the gold medal, the Olympic and Paralympic flames, as well as Marianne — a female character who has personified the French Republic since the 1789 revolution. The three symbols combined resemble both a flame within a circle, as well as a woman’s face — and the latter is a nod to the fact that women were allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time in the 1900 Paris Games. “The medal, the flame, Marianne,” tweeted the official Paris 2024 account.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today downgraded to Aa3 from Aa2 the issuer rating of Nestlé S.A., the world's largest food and beverage group. Concurrently, the agency has downgraded to Aa3 from Aa2 the senior unsecured long-term ratings of its guaranteed subsidiaries and affirmed the Prime-1 (P-1) short-term ratings. The rating action follows the announcement on 17 October that the company plans to undertake an additional CHF 20 billion share buyback to be completed over the next three years.
Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has today assigned a B2 Corporate Family Rating (CFR) and a B2-PD Probability of Default Rating to SAM Bidco SAS (Sebia or the company). Concurrently, the rating agency has assigned a B2 instrument rating to the EUR920 million term loan B1 and B2 following the contemplated EUR100 million add-on to this facility and a B2 instrument rating to the EUR20 million revolving credit facility (RCF).
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Nestle SA Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider is in a good spot. He’s on the verge of capping what he set out to do when he became the Swiss food behemoth’s first outside leader for almost 100 years.Nestle is on track to meet its target for operating margin a year early. Its organic sales growth goal for next year looks attainable. And on Thursday the company unveiled plans to return another $20 billion to shareholders by 2022. That is unless it can find better ways to spend some of the money on acquisitions.The latest buyback comes just as the last $20 billion capital return — announced in June 2017 — is being completed.The German-American CEO took over in January 2017 with the aim of making changes. He received a blessing in disguise that June, when activist investor Dan Loeb’s Third Point bought a stake and started agitating for change, giving Schneider the license to move quickly.Under pressure from Loeb, he has changed up of 9% of Nestle’s the portfolio so far, in line with his plan to trade 10% of it by the end of 2020. He has sold off the U.S. confectionery business, the Gerber life assurance unit and most recently the dermatology arm, all for better-than-expected prices.And he has made canny acquisitions, including spending $7 billion for the rights to market Starbucks Corp. products outside of its cafes, which is helping drive growth in Nestle’s coffee unit. Adding Sweet Earth, which makes meat substitutes, also looks smart given the boom in plant-based protein products.Combined, the moves mean Nestle is on track to meet the low end of the target for full-year underlying operating margin of between 17.5% and 18.5% in 2020, a year early. Organic growth in the mid-single digits by 2020 looks possible, too. Nestle forecasts about 3.5% expansion in 2019.But from here, life gets tougher. Obvious disposals have been made, although Schneider could go further in pruning parts of the U.S. frozen food business, which includes Hot Pockets and DiGiorno pizzas, and its joint ventures in chilled dairy, cereals and ice cream.The decision to no longer run the challenged waters arm as a separate business and instead integrate it into Nestle’s three main geographic regions indicates that that business won’t come up for sale in its entirety.Nestle believes its range of waters, which include the Perrier and S.Pellegrino brands, are capable of delivering strong growth, thanks to demand in emerging markets and the trend for health and wellness in developed regions. But staying so committed to the business looks like a rare strategic misstep, given the pressures on the lower end of the market and growing environmental awareness.As for further acquisitions, more bolt-ons that take Nestle into nascent but potentially fast-growing consumer categories along the lines of fake meat, look likely given the creation of a unit to bolster expansion both within the group and outside of it.There is one portfolio change that seems to remain stubbornly out of Schneider’s plans: selling Nestle’s 32 billion–euro ($35.6 billion) stake in L’Oreal SA, the world’s biggest maker of beauty products.Loeb has been pressing to offload it. Nestle doesn’t need the money, and would prefer to link any change to a big strategic move. But there is merit in considering the disposal. Concern is rising about a slow-down in luxury demand in China, something that has been buoying L’Oreal’s premium cosmetics brands. Meanwhile, the U.S. make-up market looks more challenging after a boom. If conditions deteriorate, Nestle may have missed the best chance to extract maximum value.And it can’t afford any slip ups. The shares have risen 44% since Schneider arrived in January 2017, and trade at a forward price earnings ratio of 22 times. While the premium to Unilever NV is deserved, at this elevated valuation, there is less room for error than when Schneider walked in to shake up what was then a lumbering food giant. To contact the author of this story: Andrea Felsted at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Melissa Pozsgay at email@example.comThis 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.
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Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today affirmed the Prime-1 (P-1) short-term Commercial Paper ratings of both L'Oréal S.A. and its US subsidiary L'Oréal U.S.A. Inc. The outlook is stable. The affirmation of L'Oréal's Prime-1 (P-1) short-term Commercial Paper rating reflects the group's strong business profile, solid profitability and very strong credit metrics. Moody's expects the group's growth to continue to outperform the global beauty market.
The beauty world got a bit ugly, as a Delaware jury told L'Oreal they have to make up with California startup Olaplex, to the tune of $91.3 million. Beauty Complex Yesterday, a federal jury in Wilmington, Delaware, told L’Oreal to pay Olaplex “for stealing its trade secrets, breaching a contract and infringing two patents” in regards to a three-step system that protects hair during bleaching treatments. L’Oreal plans to appeal the verdict. Garage Days Olaplex is an online beauty store founded in a garage by two chemists that employs less than 30 people. One of its most popular products is an acid that strengthen and reconnect hair’s protein bonds during the bleaching process, which can sometimes be rough on the hair. Olaplex alleged that L’Oreal, which had previously tried to hire the two scientists who developed the process away after noting the product’s online buzz, stole the secrets of this process in 2015, when the company was in talks to buy the startup, thus violating a legally-binding confidentially agreement. L’Oreal denied this, claiming it developed a similar product independently. (Accusations from start-ups that big companies steal their ideas are hardly new.) Patent Pending In June, a U.S. District judge Joseph Bataillon ruled that L’Oreal had infringed on Olaplex’s patents, noting the company had done “actual monetary harm.” Today, L’Oreal’s stock dropped slightly. -Michael Tedder Photo: Benoit Tessier / REUTERS
France-based L'Oreal this week reported second-quarter and first-half 2019 results, which showed North America sales fell worse than expected at 1.1%. The beauty company was impacted by cyclical changes in the U.S. market, which is historically inconsistent and goes through periods of acceleration and slowdowns, Agon told CNBC. L'Oreal is "by far the number one player" in the market so naturally this presents a headwind for the company as a whole, the CEO said.
Maybelline maker L'Oreal on Tuesday posted weaker than expected second-quarter sales growth, with like-for-like revenue falling in North America as demand for make-up slows. L'Oreal, like rivals such as Estee Lauder, continues to benefit from strong demand across Asia, now its biggest market, with appetite for high-end brands particularly strong in China. The French cosmetic group's performance in North America deteriorated in the quarter after a bumpy start to the year, with comparable sales down 1.1% in the April to June period.
France's L'Oreal on Tuesday posted weaker than expected second-quarter sales growth, in part as demand for make-up products such as its Maybelline mascaras faltered in North America. L'Oreal, like rivals such as Estee Lauder, continues to benefit from strong demand across Asia, now its biggest market, and appetite for high-end brands like its Lancome and Giorgio Armani ranges is particularly strong in China.