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Loic Morvan

THE SWATCH GROUP: Even worth than expected, with a very poor H2 | NEUTRAL | CHF340 vs. CHF390

THE SWATCH GROUP - NEUTRAL | CHF340 vs. CHF390 (+12%)
Even worth than expected, with a very poor H2

FY 2018 sales grew 5.7% (-1% in H2 vs +12.6% in H1)
EBIT margin decline in H2 (-240bp)
We cut our earnings estimates (2018-2020) by 12%
We remain Neutral with a new CHF340 FV vs CHF390
Underlyings
Swatch Group AG

Swatch Group is active in finished watches and jewelry sector with 20 brands in all market and price brackets. In addition, Co. is engaged in the sector of watch movements and components production as well as in the electronic systems sector. Co.'s operations can be divided into two segments: Watches & Jewelry, which is engaged in the production and sale of watches and jewelry; and Electronic Systems, which is engaged in the design, production and commercialization of electronic components, sports timing activities. Co. manufactures and sells watches under the following brands, among others: Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashutte Original, Jaquet Droz, Leon Hatot, and Omega.

Swatch Group AG ADS

Swatch Group AG Reg.

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Bryan Garnier
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Loic Morvan

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