Moncler: Good protection from chilly conditions
BUY Coverage initiated, FV EUR17
We are initiating coverage of Moncler with a Buy recommendation and FV of EUR17. Over 2016-18, the group should post strong momentum in a luxury sector showing signs of a slowdown (average organic growth of ~10% vs. ~4% for our luxury sample) thanks to the dynamic outerwear segment, the strength of the group's brand and its upscale positioning and know-how in retail expansion. The share is trading on 2016e EV/EBIT of 12.1x, in line with the sector.
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