Clichy, Thursday 10th October 2002
The consolidated sales of L'Oréal at 30th September 2002 amounted to € 10.8 billion.
This represents a growth of 4.5% based on consolidated figures compared with 30th September 2001.
The effect of currency fluctuations was negative at -3.7% over the first 9 months, compared with -2.5% in the first 6 months of the year.
The change in the scope of consolidation was negative at -0.4% in the period to 30th September 2002.
On a like-for-like basis, based on a constant group structure and exchange rates, the group recorded a growth of +8.6% in its consolidated sales, the same level as at the end of June.
The sales achieved by the two main branches were as follows:
|€ millions||Growth (as %)|
Confidence for the year as a whole
In view of these figures, Mr Lindsay OWEN-JONES, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal, once again asserted his confidence that strong like-for-like growth would continue to year end.
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