2023: New record year for LVMH

Isabelle Hossenlopp

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group, recorded revenue of €86.2 billion in 2023, equating to organic growth of 13% with respect to 2022.

All business groups reported strong organic revenue growth, with the exception of Wines & Spirits, which was faced with a high basis of comparison and high inventory levels. Europe, Japan and the rest of Asia achieved double-digit organic growth. In the fourth quarter, organic revenue growth came to 10%.

. Revenue: €86.2 billion
. Profit from recurring operations: €22.8 billion
. Growth higher in the fourth quarter than in the third quarter
. Major economic and social impact in France and around the world

Profit from recurring operations stood at €22.8 billion for 2023, up 8%. The current operating margin remained stable with respect to 2022. Group share of net profit amounted to €15.2 billion, up 8%.

Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH, commented: “Our performance in 2023 illustrates the exceptional appeal of our Maisons and their ability to spark desire, despite a year affected by economic and geopolitical challenges. The Group once again recorded significant growth in revenue and profits. Our growth strategy, based on the complementary nature of our businesses, as well as their geographic diversity, encourages innovation, high-quality design and retail excellence, and adds a cultural and historical dimension thanks to the heritage of our Maisons. This was reflected in Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior’s spectacular fashion shows, Tiffany’s reopening of “The Landmark” in New York and the ever-growing popularity of Sephora’s store concept worldwide. 2023 also saw us make progress in several key areas that are essential components of our long-term vision: protecting the environment, developing our talent, and preserving and passing on our expertise.

While remaining vigilant in the current context, we enter 2024 with confidence, backed by our highly desirable brands and our agile teams. It promises to be an inspiring, exceptional year for us all, featuring our partnership with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, whose core values of passion, inclusion and surpassing oneself are shared by our Group. For LVMH, it provides a new opportunity to reinforce our global leadership position in luxury goods and promote France’s reputation for excellence around the world.”

Watches & Jewelry: Rapid growth in jewelry and further innovation in watches

The Watches & Jewelry business group recorded organic revenue growth of 7% in 2023. Profit from recurring operations was up 7%. Tiffany & Co. embarked on a new chapter in its history with the reopening of “The Landmark” in New York. Substantially raising the bar for jewelry retail worldwide, the spectacular transformation of this legendary flagship store was exceptionally well received. The new Lock collection, which continued to be rolled out worldwide, was a huge success, and Blue Book: Out of the Blue – the new high jewelry collection designed by Creative Director for Jewelry Nathalie Verdeille – was unveiled. Bulgari posted strong growth, driven by high jewelry, in particular the success of the Mediterranea collection. Its iconic Serpenti line, which celebrated its 75th anniversary, turned in a remarkable performance, both in jewelry and in women’s watches, taking home awards at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix. Chaumet continued to channel its powerful creativity through a new high jewelry line and held its A Golden Age: 1965-1985 retrospective exhibition in the historic salons of its 12 place Vendôme location. Fred inaugurated its Fred: Jewelry Designer exhibition in South Korea, where it was a major success. In watchmaking, highlights of the year included TAG Heuer’s achievement of record-breaking revenue and its celebration of the 60th anniversary of its Carrera collection, along with Hublot’s appointment as the official timekeeper for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia.

Source LVMH press release