ITEMS 9 to 12: The company proposes to re-elect to the Supervisory Board Robert Peugeot. In addition to being the Chairman and CEO of FFP, a French listed company, he sits on the board of 4 listed companies that do not belong to his group (Safran, Sofina, DKSH and Hermès). This raises the issue of the availability of this director. On that matter, we note that in 2017, he attended only 71.7% of Board meetings. The other re-elections proposed are members of the founding family. As long as the board does not comprise a majority of independent members, these re-elections will not be supported.
ITEMS 7 and 8: Hermès International, partnership limited by shares, proposes an advisory “Say on Pay” vote on the remuneration of the Managing Partners. Although the total compensation of Axel Dumas is acceptable, the severance payment from which he could benefit does not respect ECGS Guidelines. It could amount to €5.5 M. On the other hand, the remuneration for the company Emile Hermès SARL, the Managing and General Partner, widely exceeds the compensation median of the SBF 120 executives and the ceiling of 240 times the French minimum wage established by ECGS for the French market.
Hermes International is engaged in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of luxury goods primarily in France, rest of Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, and Americas. Co.'s activities can be divided into two segments: the distribution via Co.'s exclusive network and the distribution via specialist outlets. The distribution via Co.'s exclusive network comprises silks and textiles, leather goods and saddlery, ready-to-wear and fashion accessories (men and women's clothing, belts, jewellery accessories, gloves, hats and shoes), and other goods (jewellery and products of the art of living department). The distribution via specialist outlets comprise perfumes, tableware and watches.
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HERMÈS INTL. - NEUTRAL vs. BUY | EUR555 vs. EUR535 (-7%) Fairly valued; recommendation downgraded Mainland China has outperformed APAC performance. 3% price increase in 2019 Beauty market in 2020! Neutral versus Buy
We are maintaining our EUR 347 fair value estimate for wide-moat Hermes shares as the company reported full-year sales and profits in line with our expectations and previously communicated guidance. Gross margin was just a little lower versus the prior year, as nonrecurrence of last year’s hedging gains was offset by strong capacity utilization. Hermes benefitted from operating leverage on its selling expenses, as sales were primarily driven by volume and less by perimeter (selling expenses declined to 24.7% of sales versus 24.9% in 2017), and communication expenses were stable as percentage o...
In general, Lundbergforetagen is in compliance with the Swedish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting. Under ITEM 12, approval is sought for the re-election of the board of directors. Although there is just sufficient independent representation on the board, ECGS notes that the number of executives (3) sitting on the board is NOT in accordance with provision 4.3 of the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. Aforementioned provision stipulates that no more than one (1) member of the board may be a member of the executive management. Based on the abov...
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La documentation relative aux conventions réglementées n’a pas été disponible dans les délais légaux, la société ayant publié le document contenant le rapport spécial des commissaires aux comptes sur les conventions réglementées 20 jours avant la date de l’assemblée générale. Par ailleurs, on notera que la société propose un renouvellement en bloc de ses admnistrateurs, pratique inacceptable ayant disparu conformément à la recommandation 13.2 du Code AFEP-MEDEF. La société justifie cette dérogation au code par une nécessité d'assurer la stabilité de ses organes de contrôle dans le temps et le...
ITEM 9: the company still refuses to disclose the individual remuneration amounts of its executives while it complies with some governance rules for companies listed in Paris (where the majority of its Fiduciary Deposit Receipts, "FDR", are traded). It is not understandable that a company, aware of the French practices and applying some of them, deliberately chooses to ignore some of the basic fair governance and fair disclosure principles. However, we note that the Shareholders Rights Directive II ("SRD II") must be transposed by June 2019. SRD II states "Member States shall ensure that the...
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