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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost 70 years have gone by since brothers Giorgio and Guido Ballin, led by their entrepreneurial spirit and not a little courage, decided to make their great dream come true – the production of footwear.
They set up their small shop in Fiesso d'Artico on the Brenta Riviera where there is a strongly rooted tradition of shoemaking. A workshop followed later, in 1945, the year the shoe factory was effectively founded.
Giorgio's three children – Gabriella, Reanna and Alessandro – were to take over the business in the 90s, leading it successfully up until the present day, along with Creative Director, Roberto Barina. In 2005 the factory in Fiesso d'Artico was entirely renovated, becoming a perfect example of state-of-the-art production. Another important landmark was reached in 2011, when a single-brand boutique opened in one of the most famous streets of Milan's international luxury shopping quarter - Via Santo Spirito no.5.