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01/2014

Pambianco Observatory and the Italian Exchange focus on Gessi

In 2014, Pambianco and the Italian Exchange put Gessi among the top Italian luxury, fashion and design companies characterized by stability and development outlook, which can be nominated to exchange quotation within 3-5 years. This is the result of “Le Quotabili” 8th edition, a yearly analysis supported by the Italian Exchange and carried out by Pambianco Business Strategy, a consultancy company specialized in Fashion & Luxury. This study was done to identify the Italian companies having technical and objective requirements for getting by the Exchange, independently of their will of being quoted. The research analyzed a sample of 763 Fashion & Luxury companies and 166 Design and Furnishings companies, to identify the most suitable businesses to get by Piazza Affari. Pambianco then created a rank according to turnover, development during 2009-2012 (over 10%), profitability, dimension (over € 50 millions), distribution capability, debt load, market target and brand celebrity. This year’s edition has news: to evaluate the possibility of quotation on the Exchange market the export percentage is considered as a possible significant contribution to Italian companies in terms of turnover and profitability development. The analysis, displayed in late 2013, identified 50 Italian Fashion & Luxury companies and 15 Design and Furnishings companies with the most suitable characteristics for quotation. Among the first category, Giorgio Armani is at first place, followed by Ermenegildo Zegna group and Dolce&Gabbana, besides other great Italian fashion companies such as Diesel, Gianni Versace, Etro and Roberto Cavalli. Among the second category, included for the first time in this study, Gessi wins the 9th place out of 15 companies which could get by Piazza Affari, following historic brands such as Kartell, Flos, B&B Italia, Artemide and followed by Alessi, Guzzini, Sambonet, Chateau d’Ax, Scavolini, Poliform. Mr. Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO at the Italian Exchange, stated: “Made in Italy companies confirmed once more their position as some of the biggest development driving forces of our Country. They ranked at an excellent competitive position, thank to their natural calling to export and to a good capability of responding to the crisis. They also contributed positively to the Italian commercial balance and continued to make significant investments in the interest of the overall supply chain”. On the other hand, "the crisis affected the performances of these companies in quite a light way”, commented Mr. Carlo Pambianco when the research was displayed. Indeed, in 2012 the turnover of the 15 Design and Furnishings companies among which Gessi is ranked stabilized around € 2,1 billions. The profitability stabilized at 12,1 % and the overall assets around over € 1 billion. Gessi has a development rate far different from the negative signals of the domestic downturn, thank to its international strategies, quality and ethics values and excellence target that place the company at the highest segment of this field. This needs commitment and growing efforts: global competition, creation of new distribution channels and brands reinforcement order a stable financial structure and a growing managerial corporate organization, thus requiring availability of financial and human resources. Despite a quotation at the Exchange is one of the best options for finding investments, for the moment Gessi family stays settled to its winning organization as a private company. They pursue their own management model based on sharing objectives with partners and valuing people as well as territory.


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