Italian glasses manufacturer Luxottica has performed well in its first quarter of 2015. The company, which owns brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley, had increases sales, mainly thanks to the United States.
Michael Kors glasses launched
Turnover grew an astonishing 20 % to 2.21 billion euro in its first quarter, mainly thanks to the weak euro compared to the dollar: excluding exchange rate fluctuations, turnover grew 5.3 %. More than half of Luxottica's turnover comes from North America, which now has a beneficial effect on its turnover. Not only did its turnover grow, its net profit also grew a lot, up 34 % to 210 million euro.
North American turnover grew 29 %, mainly thanks to the launch of a new collection of sunglasses from the well-known fashion brand Michael Kors.