LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH or 'the company') produces and markets luxury goods under various product categories and brands. Co. offers champagne and wines, cognac and spirits, fashion and leather goods, perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewelery; and is engaged in selective retailing. Its operations are organized along five business segments: Wine and Spirits, Fashion and Leather Goods, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewelery, and Selective Retailing. Co. is also engaged in other activities (Media with Les Echos group, La Samaritaine and Luxury yacht with Royal Van Lent). Some of Co.'s brands are Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Donna Karan, Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, and TAG Heuer.The company primarily operates in Europe, Asia, and the US. It is headquartered in Paris, France,
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Strong brand portfolio driving the company’s business growth
Diversified business in terms of business segments and geographic presence
Consistent performance enhancing LVMH’s cash position
High level of indebtedness
Growing counterfeit products market Intense competition
Increasing labor cost in the US and Europe
Strengthening businesses through strategic acquisitions and increasing stakes in various brands
Increasing demand for luxury goods in Asia Positive outlook for the global fragrances market
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