Tech stocks up in Wall Street – RealReal +12 %

The tech stocks soared up in Tuesday trading in New York. Apple´s (AAPL) stock closed up 4,23 % to 208,97 dollars due to the tariffs delays in the US China trade negotiations. Also retail gained and for example Amazon (AMZN) closed up 2,21 % to 1824 dollars. The tariffs delay is expected to help the Christmas shopping as well.

The re-used luxury online shop RealReal gained over 12 % in trading. The company published its second quarterly figures ending June 30th. According to the press release the total revenue gained 51 % to 71 million dollars from a year earlier and the average order value was 452 dollars. The net loss was 26,8 million dollars compared to the loss of 17,6 million dollars a year ago. The company had the IPO in the beginning of July.

Tesla (TSLA) was also up, 2,62 % to 235 dollars and Ralph Lauren (RL) also up 1,61 % to 93,41 dollars. The retail company Macy´s was also up, 0,41 % to 19,36 dollars. The company is to publish its figures on Wednesday.

Dow Jones- index closed up 1,44 % to 26 279 points, the large S&P 500 -index closed up 1,48 % to 2926 points and tech-index Nasdaq closed 1,95 % to 8016 points. Semiconductor sector index closed up 2,95 % to 1489 points.

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Ralph Lauren Q1 revenue + 3% to 1,4 billion dollars

The US premium lifestyle company Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) reported earnings per diluted share of $1.47 for the first quarter of Fiscal 2020 and revenue increase 3 % to 1,4 billion dollars.

-Our Company continues to evolve with the world around us while staying true to our values and creating inspiring style that endures, said Ralph Lauren, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.

-We delivered first quarter results in line with our overall expectations, with better than expected operating margin and double-digit EPS growth, said Patrice Louvet, President and Chief Executive Officer.

According to him, the performance of Ralph Lauren was driven by strong continued momentum in the company´s international markets and expense discipline across the organization.

Mainland China was one of the fastest growing markets, nearly 30 % revenue growth the company said. In Europe the growth was 7 % and in Asia 8%.

In the first quarter of Fiscal 2020, revenue increased by 3% to $1.4 billion on a reported basis and was up 5% in constant currency, driven by positive results across regions. Foreign currency negatively impacted revenue growth by approximately 220 basis points in the first quarter.

Revenue performance for the Company’s reportable segments in the first quarter compared to the prior year period was as follows:

Gross profit for the first quarter of Fiscal 2020 was $921 million and gross margin was 64.4%, the company said.

Gross margin of Ralph Lauren benefited from favourable product, geographic, and channel mix, partly offset by increased promotional activity to keep inventories current and healthy.

Operating income for the first quarter of Fiscal 2020 was $143 million on a reported basis, including restructuring-related and other charges of $31 million, and operating margin was 10.0%.

– For Fiscal 2020, the Company continues to expect net revenues to increase 2% to 3%. Foreign currency is expected to negatively impact revenue growth by 90 to 100 basis points in Fiscal 2020, the company said in the press release.

– Operating margin for the second quarter of Fiscal 2020 is expected to be up 40 to 60 basis points in constant currency. Foreign currency is expected to negatively impact operating margin by about 20 basis points in the second quarter, Ralph Lauren said.

The Company continues to plan capital expenditures of approximately $300 million for Fiscal 2020.

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Tiffany´s sales one billion dollars during the first quarter

The US listed luxury company Tiffany (TIF) said on June 4th, that major part of the company sales growth came from China. The company net sales were about 1000 million dollars during the first quarter, ending April 30th. Compared to last year figures, the decline was 3 procent.

– Our first quarter results reflect significant foreign exchange headwinds and dramatically lower worldwide spending attributed to foreign tourists. That said, we were pleased that, at the core of our business, global sales attributed to local customers, led by sales in China, grew over last year’s very strong sales results. We believe this growth in sales to local customers reflects progress in executing our strategic priorities, including innovations across products, communications and the customer experience, and that Tiffany is positioned for improving trends in the second half of 2019, said the Group´s CEO Alessandro Bogliolo in the company press release.

Tiffany´s worldwide net sales declined 3% to 1.0 billion dollars and comparable sales declined 5%. On a constant-exchange-rate basis, net sales were equal to the earlier year and comparable sales declined 2%.

Net earnings of 125 million dollars were 12% lower than the earlier year’s 142 million dollars. Net earnings per diluted share were 1.03 dollars compared to 1.14 dollars in the year ago.

All the major markets showed declined trend in the sales. In the Americas, total net sales declined 4% to 406 million dollars. In Asia-Pacific, total net sales declined 1% to 324 million dollars.

– These results reflected a continuation of strong growth in mainland China and mixed results in other markets. These sales results also reflected lower spending attributed to foreign tourists, the company says.

In Europe, total net sales declined 4% to 102 million dollars and comparable sales declined 7%. Other net sales of 26 million dollars were 17% above the previous year, as increased wholesale sales of diamonds more than offset a 17% decline in comparable sales in our stores in the UAE.

Company also said that the possible US China tariffs could increase the jewelry tariffs from its current level to a new level of 25 % on average. The company increased its quarterly dividend by 5 procent.

Tiffany´s stock (TIF) ended Friday in New York to 94,48 dollars, up 0,94 %, giving the market cap of the company to 11,47 billion dollars.

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Porsche Design Watches for global travellers

 

Porsche Design has launched several new watches for the BaselWorld2019. They have integrated for example unique time-zone functions for global travellers.

– Porsche Design’s 1919  Globetimer UTC makes it very easy for frequent travelers not to lose a moment of  precious time. The local time can be conveniently set with the aid of the ergonomically shaped, optimally positioned pusher. Each press of this button causes the short, local-time hour hand to advance clockwise one position. When flying east, each press of the “+” button advances the second time zone by an interval of one hour. When flying west, pressing the “–” button causes the UTC hands to move in the opposite
direction. All the while, the UTC hands automatically move, remaining in synchrony, the company says.

The 1919 Globetimer UTC is part of the exclusive 1919 watch collection and is available as of September 2019, in four model variants, starting at a price of 5,950 euros.

 

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Baselworld2019: New innovations for luxury

It is spring time in Baselworld2019. This year will mark the fairs even more towards innovations and creativity. The global number one place for luxury watches and jewellery is also presenting the best of new innovations but with traditional expertise and knowhow.

The Swiss Watch Industry itself recorded last year a 6,3 % increase in exports and the total turnover was 21,2 billion Swiss francs. So luxury industry matters and it is an essential part of the country’s gross domestic product.

ComteamPUB+ will share with you the best innovations and trends from Baselworld.

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