QUOTE AND NEWS
Forbes  Feb 23  Comment 
In its Q4 2016 earnings call, L’Oreal admitted to exploring options to sell off its ownership of The Body Shop. The persistent weak performance of the Sussex-based beauty retailer, which is known for its natural and fair-trade ingredients, led...
newratings.com  Feb 10  Comment 
CLICHY (dpa-AFX) - Cosmetics and beauty products giant L'Oreal Co. (LRLCY.PK) reported that its net profit attributable to owners of the company for fiscal year 2016 declined to 3.11 billion euros or 5.50 euros per share from 3.30 billion...
Wall Street Journal  Feb 9  Comment 
French cosmetics giant L’Oréal confirmed that it is reviewing options for its struggling chain The Body Shop.
BBC News  Feb 9  Comment 
With French owner L'Oreal wanting to put The Body Shop up for sale, BBC News asks what's gone wrong at the UK cosmetics chain?
Forbes  Feb 8  Comment 
L’Oreal has been steadily restructuring its media spending in favor of digital channels, as well as other digital investments. In 2013 the company allocated 15% of its media budget for digital channels and this number increased significantly to...
The Economic Times  Jan 30  Comment 
The new parental benefits include pre-commute assistance for expecting women employees starting from the sixth month of pregnancy and child care allowance for two years from the date of delivery.
The Economic Times  Jan 11  Comment 
With hair colour biggies L'Oreal and Godrej absent from this segment, the budding field has been left open for Bigen, the only national player in beard colours.
Benzinga  Jan 10  Comment 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX) announced an agreement to sell its CeraVe, AcneFree and AMBI Skincare brands to L'Oreal SA (ADR) (OTC: LRLCY) for $1.3 billion. According to Gadfly's Andrea Felsted, the $1.3 billion price tag on the...




 
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L'Oreal is the world's largest producer of beauty and personal care products (e.g. perfume, makeup, shampoo).


Business Outline

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Trends and Forces

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Older Women and Men Will Drive Cosmetics Demand

Traditionally women aged 15-30 formed the consumption base for cosmetics companies. Since 2001 7 million new men consumers entered the cosmetics market. This growth is shown in the accompanying table. Men are beginning to purchase facial skincare products.


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Emerging Market Growth Will Increase Global Disposable Income

As emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and South America grow, income growth will spur consumption. This presents an opportunity for consumer product companies like L'Oreal. Each year 60 million new consumers achieve an income level that allows them to buy more sophisticated cosmetics products.[6] This demand growth will be seen in both the middle and high income segments of the consumer population as seen in the table.

Competition


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References

  1. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Consolidated Financial Results, pg. 20
  2. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  3. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  4. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  5. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  6. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
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