Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:27 AM
(SIX/NYSE:ALC) reported third-quarter financial results showing a 6 percent sales increase (at constant currency) for the period ended Sept. 30 and also announced a plan for “a multi-year transformation program” designed to reorganize and reinvest savings into “strategic growth initiatives supporting long-term financial goals.” The company also noted its successful recent U.S. launches of PanOptix and Precision1 contact lenses. For the third quarter, worldwide sales rose 4 percent on a reported basis to $1.8 billion.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:27 AM
PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group S.p.A.
reported that its third quarter financial performance "continued the Group's positive momentum in sales and cost reduction," according to the company. The board of directors reviewed and approved the third quarter and first nine months of economic and key performance indicators yesterday. Angelo Trocchia, Safilo's CEO, commented, “In the third quarter of the year, we continued the improvement of our results, working with determination on those priorities aimed at enhancing our Group’s assets, in particular strengthening our commercial capabilities and enhancing our digital agenda, two areas in which our strategy is focused on the customer and on a continuous and ever closer connection with the final consumer. Meanwhile, we progressed also with actions to improve the efficiency of our production processes and overhead cost structures. The quarter brought significant results. We renewed two strategic partnerships relating to the Boss and Hugo licenses and the supply agreement with Kering Eyewear, and we prepared for the launch of our new licenses — David Beckham, Levi’s and Missoni."
Friday, November 8, 2019 12:27 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—Marking its 71st consecutive quarter of comparable-store sales growth, National Vision Holdings Inc.
(NASDAQ: EYE) reported Thursday that its net revenue increased 11.5 percent to $431.9 million in the third quarter, driven in part by adjusted comparable-store sales growth of 6.2 percent (5.7 percent non-adjusted) in the quarter. Net income totaled $1.2 million in the quarter, which compares with net income of $5.2 million in the year-ago period. However, adjusted net income increased 65.8 percent to $14.5 million, compared with $8.7 million in last year’s third quarter.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:21 AM
plc (NYSE: AGN) reported Tuesday that its third-quarter sales rose 3.6 percent to $4.05 billion (on a GAAP basis), and that its non-GAAP operating income fell by almost 8 percent because of the impact divestitures and the loss of patent protection for some products, among other factors. However, Allergan said it was raising its full-year sales guidance (on a GAAP basis) by $200 million to a range of $15.625 billion to $15.825 billion.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:21 AM
(SIX/NYSE:ALC), in its second earnings report since being spun off by Novartis earlier this year, said sales rose 2 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as the company achieved mid-single digit growth in all product categories.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:27 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings, Inc.
(NASDAQ: EYE) reported net revenue climbed 11.4 percent to $429.5 million for the second quarter ending June 29, compared to $385.5 million for the second quarter of 2018. Comparable store sales growth was 4.4 percent for the quarter, the 70th consecutive quarter of comp store gains, while adjusted comparable store sales growth was 3.8 percent. The company reported net income of $10.3 million for the second quarter, while adjusted net income rose 3.6 percent to $16.3 million.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:21 AM
(NYSE: AGN) reported Tuesday that second quarter GAAP revenue totaled $4.09 billion, a 0.8 percent decline from the year-ago period, but after excluding the impact of currency exchange impact revenues rose 1.2 percent in the quarter. The company also reported a GAAP operating loss in the second quarter of $1.26 billion, including the impact of impairments. This compares with an operating loss of $467 million in the year-ago period.Allergan is in the midst of being acquired by AbbVie Inc. in a deal valued at $63 billion, as VMAIL reported
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:21 AM
EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc.
(NYSE American: NBY), a biopharma company focused on commercializing Avenova for the domestic eyecare market, reported net sales of $1.8 million for the second quarter ended June 30. Avenova’s sales in this three-month period were $1.6 million, a 9 percent increase from the first quarter of 2019, according to the company’s announcement Monday. Avenova, which is formulated with a proprietary, stable and pure form of hypochlorous acid, is designed for removal of the microorganisms and debris that contribute to conditions such as meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eye and blepharitis, according to NovaBay.
Friday, July 26, 2019 12:21 AM
PADOVA, Italy—Against the backdrop of a strong financial performance in the first six months of the year for Kering Group
, the luxury company cited "another excellent performance" from Kering Eyewear
. According to the company's results issued yesterday, Kering Eyewear’s sales rose sharply in the first half of 2019 to €320.8 million, fueled by the success of its Gucci, Saint Laurent and Cartier brands, and by its takeover of the Montblanc and Balenciaga licenses, it was reported. In addition, Kering Eyewear's contribution to the group’s consolidated revenue for the period amounted to €259.4 million, up 20.7 percent on a comparable basis (after eliminating intra-group sales and royalties paid to the Group’s Houses). Kering Eyewear’s profitability progressed significantly.
Friday, July 19, 2019 12:18 AM
SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France—International ophthalmology company Nicox
(Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX) reported net revenue of €5.2 million in the second quarter ending June 30, 2019 versus €0.2 million in the second quarter of 2018. The Nicox Group had cash and cash equivalents of €17.3 million as compared with €23.5 million at March 31, 2019 and €22.1 million as of Dec. 31, 2018. These cash and cash equivalents do not include the €2 million upfront payment from Ocumension nor the $3 million milestone payment from Eyevance received in July, the company said.
Monday, July 8, 2019 12:24 AM
OSAKA, Japan—Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) announced last week that it completed the sale of its Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5 percent product to Novartis
for $3.4 billion upfront in cash and up to an additional $1.9 billion in potential milestone payments. VMail
first reported news of the pending deal
in May. “The completion of this transaction marks an important step in executing Takeda’s strategy, which is focused on optimizing our portfolio around the key business areas that are core to our long-term growth and creating the most value for our patients and shareholders,” said Christophe Weber, president and CEO of Takeda.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:30 AM
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and DUBLIN—AbbVie Inc.
(NYSE: ABBV) and Allergan plc
(NYSE: AGN) have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which AbbVie will acquire Allergan in a cash and stock transaction for a transaction equity value of approximately $63 billion, based on the closing price of AbbVie's common stock of $78.45 on June 24, 2019. The deal, which was announced by the two companies this morning, is worth about $80 billion including debt, according to The Wall St. Journal
Friday, June 14, 2019 12:21 AM
CHICAGO—Sheridan Capital Partners
announced its investment in Atlantic Vision Partners (AVP), a vision practice management company. In the transaction, Sheridan invested alongside AVP’s founders and management, who will retain “a meaningful ownership stake” in the business, according to the announcement. “AVP has achieved meaningful scale in its geography,” said Jonathan Lewis, partner of Sheridan Capital Partners. “The company has grown significantly due to the team’s focus on clinical excellence and its ability to attract strong provider talent to the platform.”
Friday, May 24, 2019 8:30 AM
PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group S.p.A.
has reached an agreement to sell its U.S. retail chain Solstice
to Fairway LLC.