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Leica Camera may move their stock listing to Hong Kong

Leica Camera may consider listing their stock in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported. Alfred Schopf, Chief Executive Officer of Leica Camera AG, was cited as saying that the company will seek to strengthen its brand in the next three to five years following a stock delisting in Germany. He added that getting listed in […]

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Leica Camera’s stock is up 180%

Update: it seems that this was a glitch in the system because e price is back to normal now. Leica Cameras’s stock (LCA1) jumped over 180% in the past few days. Since the company stock is not publicly traded, my understanding is that its price is calculated based on the value of the company – […]

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Leica Camera’s board proposes dividend of €1.83 per share

The Leica Camera AG Board presented the Leica Camera AG annual report today. At the same time, it adopted a resolution containing a proposal on the appropriation of profits. On the corporate level, the established manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products achieved a 19.3 per cent increase in turnover against the previous fiscal year (01/04/2011 – 31/03/2012) to […]

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Leica Camera AG reports 8.5% sales increase for Q3 of 2011/12

Leica Camera reported 8.5% sales increase for the 3rd quarter of fiscal year 2011/2012 compared to same period from previous year. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is up 10.0%. The company added 79 new employees in 2011.

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Leica Camera AG reports 28% sales increase in the first half of fiscal year 2011/12, sales and earnings forecast increased

Today Leica Camera AG announced increased sales in the first half of fiscal year 2011/12. Sales and earnings forecasts for the remaining of the years were raised: Leica Camera AG, Solms, consistently pursues its course of innovation and growth in the first half of the current fiscal year 2011/2012. Following the record results in fiscal year […]

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WSJ: the Blackstone-Leica deal valued at €130 million ($179 million)

According to the WSJ, Leica Camera sold 44% of the company to Blackstone for €130 million ($179 million): “Though the price wasn’t disclosed, the deal is valued at roughly €130 million ($179 million), according to a person close to the matter.” In 2004 Dr. Kaufmann, bought 95% of the company for approximately €60 million ($82 million): “Mr. Kaufmann, a […]

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Leica sells 44% to Blackstone

    Not really a big surprise since Leica has been looking for a sell since they turned around their finances. Why sell only 44%? My guess is that way Dr. Kaufmann can still own the majority (51%) of the company (he owned 95% of Leica’s stock: 95%-44% =51%). Here is the full press release: Leica […]

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Leica Camera AG Q1 financial results for 2011/2012 fiscal year are out

Leica Camera AG released its interim financial report for first quarter of the 2011/2012 fiscal year. Sales are up 28.7% compared with previous year. Leica has also taken “measures designed to improve stock availability”. Here is the full report: Leica Camera Group maintained its growth during the first quarter of the new fiscal year. At EUR 72,313,000, sales […]

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