EssilorLuxottica SA

EssilorLuxottica SA

EssilorLuxottica SA

Overview
Date Founded

2018

Headquarters

147, rue de Paris,Charenton-le-Pont, Ile-de-France 94220

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

153K

Industries

Medical Products & Equipment
Retail: Drug Stores
Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

EssilorLuxottica SA engages in the design, manufacture, and sales of ophthalmic lenses and instruments. It operates through the following business segments: Lenses & Optical Instruments, Equipment, and Sunglasses and Readers. The Lenses & Optical Instruments business segment engages in the production, finishing, distribution and trading of lens and instruments. The Equipment business segment includes production, distribution and sale of high capacity equipment, such as digital surfacing machines and lens polishing machines, which are used in manufacturing plants and prescription laboratories for finishing operations on semi-finished lenses. The Sunglasses and Readers business segment engages in the production, distribution and sale of both non-prescription sunglasses and non-prescription reading glasses. The company was founded by Leonardo Del Vecchio in 1961 and is headquartered in Charenton-le-Pont, France.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director

Director & Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Executive Chairman

Co-Chief Operating Officer

Chief Mission Officer

President, Essilor Laboratories of America

President AMERA (Asia/Pacific/Middle East/Russia/Africa)

President Latin America Region

Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Director, Digital Surfacing Opportunity Project

Board of Directors

Founder at Luxottica Group SpA

Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at EssilorLuxottica SA

Co Chief Executive Officer at Rothschild Groupe

Director & Deputy Chief Executive Officer at EssilorLuxottica SA

Former Chief Research & Development Officer at EssilorLuxottica SA

Managing Director at SME Societa Meridionale Finanziaria SpA

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Luxottica Group SpA

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Arcelormittal Ssc Italia Srl

Former Director-Corporate Clients at Commerzbank

Former Executive Officer at DBS Bank Ltd.

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Ostrum AM nurtures their convictions through in-depth proprietary research and a rigorous risk analysis at each stage of the management process to achieve and deliver the best investment result. The firm employs fundamental top-down and bottom-up approach to stock selection.

Recent Transactions
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EssilorLuxottica SA purchases Future Trading AB

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EssilorLuxottica SA, Essilor International SAS purchase Tejado GmbH

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EssilorLuxottica SA purchases GrandVision NV from HAL Investments BV

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases Polylite Taiwan Co. Ltd. /Manufacturing & Distribution Div from Polylite Taiwan Co. Ltd.

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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases Luxottica Group SpA

Accountant

Advised onOcular Sciences, Inc. purchases Essilor International SA /Contact Lens Business from EssilorLuxottica SA

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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases MyOptique Group Ltd. from Kreos Capital Management (UK) Ltd., Korys, Beringea LLP, Cipio Partners GmbH, Highland Capital Partners LLC, The Acceleration Group LLC (Venture Capital), GP Bullhound Asset Management Ltd., Acton Capital Partners GmbH, Amery Capital Ltd., Index Ventures SA

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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases Luxottica Group SpA

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Advised onEssilorLuxottica SA purchases MyOptique Group Ltd. from Kreos Capital Management (UK) Ltd., Korys, Beringea LLP, Cipio Partners GmbH, Highland Capital Partners LLC, The Acceleration Group LLC (Venture Capital), GP Bullhound Asset Management Ltd., Acton Capital Partners GmbH, Amery Capital Ltd., Index Ventures SA

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner-in-Charge at Jones Day

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Clients

Johnson & Johnson is a holding company, which engages in the research and development, manufacture and sale of products in the health care field. It operates through the following segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment includes products used in the baby care, oral care, beauty, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, women's health, and wound care markets. The Pharmaceutical segment focuses on therapeutic areas such as immunology, infectious diseases ad vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension. The Medical Devices segment offers products used in the orthopedic, surgery, cardiovascular, diabetes care, and eye health fields. The company was founded by Robert Wood Johnson I, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson Sr. in 1886 and is headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ.

National Vision Holdings, Inc. engages in optical retail. It operates through Owned and Host, and Legacy segment. The Owned and Host segment includes two brands, America's Best and Eyeglass World, and Vista Optical locations in Fred Meyer stores. The Legacy segment involves in the operation of inventory and laboratory processing services to vision centers in Walmart retail locations. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, GA.

Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2011 sales of $26.4 billion. The Macy’s brand operates about 800 Macy’s department stores and furniture galleries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com. The Bloomingdale’s brand includes 37 department stores and home stores in 11 states, bloomingdales.com, seven Bloomingdale’s Outlet stores in five states, and a licensed store in Dubai. Macy’s, Inc.’s diverse workforce includes approximately 171,000 employees. Prior to June 1, 2007, Macy’s, Inc. was known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. The company’s shares are traded under the symbol “M” on the New York Stock Exchange.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$69.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$73.7B
Earnings Per Share
$2.84
EBITDAMargin
24.21%
Enterprise Value / Sales
3.71x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
15.32x
TEVNet Income
59.87x
Debt TEV
0.15x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
34.7%
Revenue
$19.9B
Net Profit
$1.23B
Total Debt
$10.8B
EBITDA
$4.81B
Total Equity
$40.4B
Investments
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DeepOptics Ltd. manufactures liquid crystal lens and focal eyeglasses. The company was founded by Yariv Haddad, Yoav Yadin, Saar Wilf and Alex Alon and is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel.

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NeuroVision Pte Ltd. manufactures medical devices. Its products include Amblyopia, Post-LASIK and Low Myopia. The company was founded by Uri Polat in Decemeber 1999 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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Myvu Corp. designs and manufactures video eyewear for mobile entertainment. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Westwood, MA.

Investors
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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Ribbit Leap Ltd.

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

Suppliers
Consort NT SA Computer Software | Paris, France

Consort NT is an integrator and operator of bespoke solutions and infrastructures. It also engages in the system infrastructures, networks and telecommunications business that provides consultancy services and information management systems services. The company was founded on September 9, 1992 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Eastman Kodak Co. Retail: Appliances & Electronics | Rochester, NY

Eastman Kodak Co. engages in the provision of analog and digital innovations. It operates through the following segments: Print Systems; Enterprise Inkjet Systems; Kodak Software; Brand, Film and Imaging; Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology; Eastman Business Park, and All Other. The Print Systems segment comprises of prepress and electrophotographic printing Solutions. The Enterprise Inkjet Systems segment includes prosper and Versamark business. The Brand, Film and Imaging segment involves includes industrial film and chemicals, motion picture, and consumer products. The Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology segment offers kodak research laboratories and associated business opportunities and intellectual property licensing. The Eastman Business Park segment includes the operations of the Eastman Business Park, an acre technology center and industrial complex. The All other segment composes RED utilities variable interest entity. The company was founded by George Eastman in 1880 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.

Nikon Corp. Computer Hardware | Tokyo, Japan

Nikon Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of optical instruments. It operates through the following segments: Imaging Products, Precision Equipment, Healthcare, and Industrial Metrology and Others. The Imaging Products segment deals with the manufacture and sale of imaging products and peripherals such as digital single-lens reflex cameras, compact digital cameras, and interchangeable camera lenses. The Precision Equipment segment provides products and services for flat display panel (FPD) and semiconductor equipment. The Healthcare segment offers microscopes, cell culture observation devices, and scanning laser ophthalmoscopes. The Industrial Metrology and Others segment includes industrial equipment, glass, and custom products businesses. The company was founded by Koyata Iwasaki on July 25, 1917 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Competitors
Hoya Corp. Medical Products & Equipment - Tokyo, Japan

HOYA Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of imaging products, electronics, and medical-related equipment. It operates through the following segments: Information Technology, Life Care, and Others. The Information Technology segment develops, sells and produces input/output (I/O) device related products for the information and communications sector, including imaging, modern digital information and communications technology related products. The Life Care segment produces and sells health care and medical related products. The Others segment includes information system services and business contracts. The company was founded by Shigeru Yamanaka and Shoichi Yamanaka on November 1, 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung Investment Services & Portfolio Management - Stuttgart, Germany

Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung is a company-linked foundation. The firm manages the companies Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG, which specialize in optics and optoelectronics, as well as specialty glass and glass-ceramics. It also promotes the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at universities through dividends from the Foundation firms. The company was founded by Ernst Abbe on May 19, 1889 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

Xiamen Yarui Optical Co., Ltd. Medical Products & Equipment - Xiamen, China

Xiamen Yarui Optical Co. Ltd. is a private company headquartered in Xiamen, China, that designs, manufactures and sells non-prescription sunglasses.

Awards & Honors
Rank #49
2014
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
Rank #25
2011
Forbes Magazine - The Nifty 50
Sponsored by
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