European fashion and luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy (OTC:LVMHF), which is currently involved in a prolonged and uncertain acquisition of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF), reported its third-quarter 2020 results earlier today. While still down from Q3 2019, according to the press release, the company’s metrics reveal a strong rebound in sales across most categories.
Organic revenue plunged 38% year over year in the second quarter but was only down 7% in Q3, showing the speed at which sales are returning. A breakdown of business activity by sector indicates LVMH is actually ahead of 2019 in its Fashion & Leather Goods segment, with a 12% revenue rise year over year. Wines & Spirits has almost recovered, with a 3% decline compared to 2019.
While Perfume & Cosmetics and Watches & Jewelry are still down 16% and 14%, respectively, from last