Stelux China outperforms HK

Listed Hong Kong eyewear and watch retailer Stelux Holdings has reported a 7.1 per cent decline in sales in the first three months of the 2015 financial year, compared to the same period last year.

However Stelux China proved a standout in the trading results for the three months to June 30.

The company says despite a decrease in turnover due to a decline in tourist spending in Hong Kong and Macau, the company achieved an 85.8 per cent increase in sales of its fashion eyewear chain eGG in the China Mainland, a 23.4 per cent increase in City Chain sales there, and a more modest 0.2 per cent gain in its Optical 88 chain.

The company says its total sales reached HK$860.7 million in the period, compared with $926.4 million in the same quarter of 2014.

Turnover in Southeast Asia – where it has stores in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia – decreased by 16.9 per cent.

“Excluding currency effects, the turnover would have decreased by nine per cent due to weak retail sentiment in Thailand and Malaysia,” the company said in a stock exchange filing on Monday.

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