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Investment case

The Watches of Switzerland Group PLC has a proven track record and a market leading proposition.

SIX REASONS TO INVEST IN THE WATCHES OF SWITZERLAND GROUP

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Proven track record of delivering a strong, consistent financial performance with robust like-for-like sales, sustained profitable growth, elevated return on capital employed and strong cash generation

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Long-standing, collaborative partnerships with the most prestigious and recognised Swiss luxury watch brands, with the top 7 brands accounting for c. 74% of Group revenue (FY20). The category of luxury watches has high barriers to entry and is underpinned by robust demand, proven value creation and supply-driven dynamics

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Multi-channel leadership in luxury watches in the UK and significant and growing position in the US with a broad-reaching store network comprised of flagships, regional stores, travel retail and mono-brand boutiques, complemented by a leading ecommerce platform

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Scale and national coverage in the UK and a significant and growing presence in the US, with a well-invested store network which provide an exceptional customer experience through welcoming and expert service and luxurious, open, contemporary, spacious and browsable environments

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Operational excellence with bold, impactful, digitally-driven marketing and best in class merchandising capabilities, powered by leading edge, sophisticated and fully integrated IT systems

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Well positioned to continue to build its leading position in the robust UK market and to become a leader in the US, a highly fragmented and under-invested market for luxury watches

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Our business model

How the Group creates value.

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Our strategy

The Group’s leading position in the UK was further cemented whilst momentum in the growing US business accelerated.

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Annual Report 2020

Explore our FY20 Annual Report for the latest financial and operational developments.

Annual Report 2020
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