Work hard and you will find success

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Movado Group Posts $23M Loss in 4Q

13 april 2009

Movado Group fell to a deficit in the fourth quarter ending January 31, 2009 as the weak economic environment had a deep effect on sales for the luxury distributor, RAPAPORT reported.
"We are operating in the most challenging economic environment that I have seen in my 30 years in the watch industry,” said Movado chief executive officer Efraim Grinberg. “Fiscal 2009 was extremely difficult as we experienced the dual impact on our business of weak consumer spending and increasingly aggressive curtailment of retailers' replenishment orders, particularly in January, which resulted in our recording a loss for the fourth quarter.”
Group sales declined 32 percent to $93.97 million for the quarter, Movado reported. The company posted a net loss of $22.8 million, compared to net income of $19.6 million a year earlier. For the fiscal year, sales fell 18 percent to $460.86 million, and net income dropped 96 percent to $2.32 million.
Grinberg said he expects lower sales in first half of fiscal 2010 as the company’s retail customers continue to focus on lowering their inventory levels. He forecast an improvement in the second half “as retailers start to replenish inventory in preparation for the holiday selling season.” Movado estimated it would be slightly profitable in fiscal 2010.
Movado Group designs, sources, and distributes Movado, Ebel, Concord, ESQ, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, HUGO BOSS, Juicy Couture and LACOSTE watches worldwide, and operates Movado boutiques and company stores in the United States.