Turnover: 876 million EUR (2023)

Country: France

  • Alain Afflelou is a French retail chain specializing in optical services and the sale of Alain Afflelou brand eyewear.
  • It is a franchise chain founded in 1972.
  • The network is present in 19 countries, with some 1,500 stores, including 720 in France
  • It is also present in Spain, Benelux and North Africa
  • Diversified into auditioning

Capital breakdown: Lion Capital owns 39%, Caisse des Dépôts du Quebec 29%, Apax 14%, Alain Affelou 14%

News

Afflelou innovates: discount, private labels and teleconsultation 04/12/2023

  • Brand stores grew by 5% in the fiscal year to July 31, to 876 million euros, of which 64% in France, 26% in Spain and 10% in other countries such as Switzerland and Belgium.
  • In France, performance in the optical sector was 6.4%, outperforming the market, which grew by 4.1%.
  • The family increased its shareholding to 30% with the purchase of the Apax Partners fund's stake.
  • Optical eyewear accounts for 92% of sales, while hearing aids account for just 8%.
  • Of the group's 1,440 outlets, 510 are equipped with a dedicated hearing aid area.
  • The company has set up teleconsultation booths in 180 stores, with 10,000 teleconsultations to be carried out by 2023.
  • Prescription optical sales account for 82% of business.
  • An identified potential of 150 new units in France and 75 in Spain, and an increase of 45 openings in one year.
  • Afflelou's own-brand products already account for 60% of the offering.

Afflelou expands ophthalmology teleconsultation system to 30 stores 25/10/2022

  • More than 2,000 teleconsultations in 2019

Financial Data

DUNS: 304577794

Legal Name: ALAIN AFFLELOU FRANCHISEUR SAS

Address: 1 bis Esplanade de la Défense Tour Trinity, 92400 COURBEVOIE

Number of employees: Entre 100 et 199 salariés (2020)

Capital: 2 561 154 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 145 393 392 122 643 564 137 846 868 114 832 819 113 294 049 114 704 946 106 246 956
Gross margin (€) 120 228 621 105 230 182 114 819 356 105 230 624 105 165 058 103 749 659 -
EBITDA (€) 63 724 944 48 248 493 61 612 832 55 641 987 54 969 942 49 120 993 -
Operating profit (€) 58 697 970 46 848 660 57 943 875 52 544 889 52 478 270 47 017 493 -
Net profit (€) 40 266 972 32 507 759 47 758 022 55 076 250 43 592 943 38 861 858 36 726 951
Turnover growth rate (%) 18,5 -11 20 1,4 -1,2 8 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) 43,8 39,3 44,7 48,5 48,5 42,8 -
Operating margin rate (%) 40,4 38,2 42 45,8 46,3 41 -
Working Capital (turnover days) -141,5 -301,3 -195,1 -221,6 -97 -208,5 -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) 39,2 68,7 54,9 62,1 63,1 65,4 -
Net margin (%) 27,7 26,5 34,6 48 38,5 33,9 -
Added value / Turnover (%) 52,6 49,9 51,5 56,1 56 52,3 -
Wages and social charges (€) 12 321 949 10 279 815 8 995 261 8 289 217 8 146 178 8 044 761 -
Salaries / Turnover (%) 8,5 8,4 6,5 7,2 7,2 7 -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Personne ayant le pouvoir de diriger, gérer ou engager à titre habituel la société Charlie Benitah 47

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