Company Kering Group
Country France
Telephone +1 (888) 381 2874
Market Segment Premium
Core Business Apparel

Balenciaga Financial Report 2018


Income Statement Trend

Net Sales

It represents the brand's turnover from the sales of finished goods through all of the distribution channels - retail, wholesale and e-commerce, after the deduction of returns, allowances for damaged or missing goods and any discounts allowed.

Operating Margin

Kering Group doesn't provide the Operating Margin figure for Balenciaga.

Also known as ROS - Return on Sales, it measures the percentage of sales revenue that gets 'returned' to the company as net profits after all the related costs of the activity are deducted. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Income Statement Highlights

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Total Revenue

It includes the overall revenue of the company, considering not only the sales of finished goods, but all of the sources of the company income.

Operating Margin

Also known as ROS - Return on Sales, it measures the percentage of sales revenue that gets 'returned' to the company as net profits after all the related costs of the activity are deducted. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Net Profitability

It's a measure of a company's overall profitability, i.e. how much of its sales are converting to profit. The value given is the amount of sales needed to generate one currency unit of post tax profit. Negative values mean that the company has a negative level of post tax profit. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Profit Ratio

It's a key measure of success. The profit ratio measures the amount of profit generated by each single currency unit of sales. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Income Statement Highlights

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Balance Sheet Highlights

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Official Websites

Balenciaga website
Balenciaga ecommerce

Official Social Media

Brand Description




Cristóbal Balenciaga


Nicolas Ghesquière
1997 - 2013
Demna Gvasalia
2015 - current


The House of Balenciaga is one of the most influential forces in fashion and is developing into a major player in the Luxury Goods industry. Founded in 1919 by Cristóbal Balenciaga and established in Paris in 1936, it defined many of the greatest movements in fashion from the 1930s to the 1960s. Its provocative design and vision, the mastery of techniques and cut, the constant innovation in fabrics and the talent of its Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquière, have been the keys to the House's success.
Balenciaga creates and markets women's and men's ready-to-wear collections as well as handbags and shoes. A eyewear collection and a new woman fragrance are also produced and distributed worldwide through a licence agreement .

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Kering Group profile

Name Kering Group
Country France
VAT Number FR552075020
Telephone +33 1 44 90 61 00
Fax +33 1 44 90 62 77
Date of foundation 1963
Type of Company Listed


10 Avenue Hoche 75381 - Paris

Ownership (Top Shareholders)

Public: 58.9%
Artémis Group: 40.7%
Employees: (0.3%
Self owned: 0.1%

Balenciaga Latest News

Balenciaga faces backlash over Chinese Valentines Day-exclusive mockery
Balenciaga accused of insulting Chinese people’s taste with ‘tacky’ and ‘offensive’ ads for its Chinese Valentines Day (QiXi) campaign. 
The series of promotional images have received backlash online with netizens calling the brand out for its gaudy – and even insulting – designs. A hashtag shortly surfaced not long after its debut, with the hashtag  #BalenciagaChineseValentinesCampaignisTacky, drawing more than 220,000 discussions and 180 million views on Weibo. Another hashtag trending on social media was #BalenciagaInsultsChina.
Graduate fashion designer accuses Balenciaga of appropriation
Tra My Nguyen, who is based in Berlin and of Vietnamese heritage, has accused Balenciaga of appropriating her work, alleging that the luxury label posted an image to social media strikingly similar to one in her portfolio, which it had requested to see.  As of July 24, neither Balenciaga nor Creative Director Demna Gvsalia has issued a statement regarding the alleged plagiarism.
Balenciaga relaunches Tyrex sneaker to an all-silver makeover
 As part of Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection,  Balenciaga’s Tyrex has treated its retro-futuristic Tyrex sneaker to an all-silver makeover.  
The asymmetrical sneaker is inspired by the human anatomy and our natural web of muscles underneath the skin, and as a result, the pair is incredibly ergonomic and comfortable.
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Balenciaga’s campaign video is a hymn to love, the one without rules or boundaries, where the only thing that counts is love.
Balenciaga to open flagship in London
Balenciaga are set to open a new flagship store on Bond Street in London
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The news was announced via a statement published on Twitter, where Balenciaga declared May 25 every year as the date of the donations for the cause
Balenciaga Haute Couture in Paris
After 52 years, Balenciaga is going to return to Haute Couture and will showcase at the next Haute Couture Week in Paris coming July. 

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