Le Quotabili, which is now at the ninth edition for what concerns Fashion and Luxury branch, and at the third edition for Design, points out the 50 top companies of Fashion and Luxury and the 15 top companies of Home and Design that have the technical and objective requirements to be listed in the stock exchange within 3 or 5 years, irrespective of its actual will to be listed. By now it represents a rating of solidity and quality for what concerns strategy and positioning of a company. The results presented at the end of 2014 show Gessi in the 6th position among the 15 top companies of the Italian design.
The research is managed yearly by “Pambianco Strategie d’Impresa”, a consulting firm specialized in the prominent branches of made in Italy, in partnership with Pwc, on a sample of 944 Fashion and Luxury companies and of 204 Home and Design companies.
On the base of several quantitative and qualitative indices, Pambianco provides every company with a rating which places them in a certain position of a ranking.
The model used by Pambianco to define the ranking of “quotability” of the companies takes into consideration several aspects such as the growth (2013 with respect to 2010), The Ebitda average ratio of the last three years, the notoriety of the brand, the company size (above 50 million of Euro) the export share on the turnover, the distribution strength (retail stores), the debt load and therefore the financial solidity, the placement in a high market section.
The 2013 edition of the research showed Gessi – by now a consolidate “Big name” of the Italian design – as a new entry in design branch, placing it in the 9th position of the ranking; the analysis of 2014 upgraded Gessi to the 6th position of the 15 top design companies, next to historical names as Flos, Kartell, B & B Italia, Artemide, Minotti, and prior to big companies such as Alessi, Molteni, Calligari, Scavolini, Poliform.
Gessi has proved a good ability to face the crisis. Particularly focused on excellence and ethics, and with important investment plans and strategies of International growth, Gessi preserves an excellent competitive placement and an increasing export share.
The effort on investments shows a solid financial structure and a company organization which is more and more managerial and which therefore requires a high availability of resources, both financial and human. Even if the quotation in stock market is one of the most interesting options in order to find capital to be invested, Gessi remains faithful to its own model of a family company, built on the share of goals with collaborators and on the enhancement of the value of people and environment.