The Swatch Group AG

The Swatch Group AG

The Swatch Group AG

Overview
Date Founded

1931

Headquarters

Seevorstadt 6,Biel, Bern (Berne) 2501

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

37.1K

Industries

Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Consumer Services

Company Description

Swatch Group is an international group active in the design, manufacture and sale of finished watches, jewelry, watch movements and components. Swatch Group supplies nearly all components required by its nineteen watch brands, and Swatch Group companies supply movements and components to third-party watchmakers in Switzerland and around the world. Please be sure to visit our brands' websites to learn more about their fantastic products. Swatch Group is also a key player in the manufacture and sale of electronic systems used in watchmaking and other industries. Swatch Group employs more than 29 700 persons in over 50 countries. Gross sales in 2012 amounted to 8.143 billion Swiss francs (2011: 7.143), net profit to 1.608 billion Swiss francs (2011: 1.276 billion)

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Head, Rado, Hamilton, Swatch Group Austria & Swatch Group Taiwan

Professional

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Investor Relations Contact

Head-Information Technology

Legal Counsel

In-House Counsel

Member of the Extended Management Board

Member of the Extended Management Board

Assistant Chief Financial Officer & Investor Relations Contact

Board of Directors

Founder at Harry Winston, Inc.

Executive Chairman at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG

Chief Executive Officer at The Swatch Group AG

Former Head, Astronaut Office Robotics Branch at National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Lecturer at Graduate Institute Geneva

Member, Board of Directors at The Swatch Group AG

Former Director & Vice President at Creative Technology Group Ltd.

Professional at Swatch Group SA

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BlackRock AM Schweiz is an active, risk-aware manager which offers clients a range of investment solutions across asset classes and regions, including equity, fixed-income, multi-asset, money market, index, absolute return, natural resources and equity income.The firm seeks to combine the global investment expertise of BlackRock for investors in Switzerland.

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Recent Transactions
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ADVA Optical Networking SE purchases Oscilloquartz SA from The Swatch Group AG

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The Swatch Group AG, Technocorp Holding SA purchase Rivoli Group LLC from Dubai International Capital Emerging Markets

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The Swatch Group AG purchases HW Holdings, Inc. from Dominion Diamond Mines Ulc

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Advised onThe Swatch Group AG purchases Rubattel & Weyermann SA

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Founder at Eight, Inc.

Clients

Chow Tai Fook is a leading jeweller in Mainland China and Hong Kong. It was one of the first Asian large-scale jewellers to penetrate Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV cities in Mainland China. Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited ("Chow Tai Fook" or the "Company") is a leading jeweller in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau with a heritage of over 80 years. Our principal products are mass luxury and high-end luxury jewellery products including gem-set jewellery, gold products, platinum and karat gold products, and watches. Our iconic brand "???" (CHOW TAI FOOK) and long-standing history of over 80 years of operations represent key competitive advantages of our business. The "???" (CHOW TAI FOOK) brand is recognised for its trust and authenticity, and our products are known for their design, quality and value. Chow Tai Fook has an extensive retail network, with over 1,800 jewellery and watch points of sale. We have a sophisticated vertically integrated business model that gives us effective and tight control over our processes, from raw material procurement to design, production, marketing and sales through our extensive retail network

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$10.7B
Total Enterprise Value
$12.6B
Earnings Per Share
$14.17
Revenue
$8.24B
EBITDA
$1.5B
Net Profit
$730M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.96%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.09%
EBITDAMargin
18.23%
Total Debt
$121M
Total Equity
$11.5B
Enterprise Value Sales
1.53x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.41x
TEVNet Income
17.32x
Debt TEV
0.01x
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Rivoli Group LLC provides automobile auction services. It imports, distributes, and retails watches, eyewear, leather accessories, writing instruments, luxury communication instruments, and lifestyle accessories. The firm also offers customized personal accessories and luxury corporate gifts to customers in local government agencies, international investment banks, law firms, telecoms, FMCGs, and advertising agencies in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

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Everdream Corp. provided personal computer and desktop management software services. It offered end-to-end solution services in hardware, software, Internet access, services, and support. The company was founded by Russell Rive and Lyndon Rive in 1998 and is headquartered in Fremont, CA.

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