In July 2021, Legrand received the Platinum EcoVadis medal, the highest distinction that rewards the Top 1% of the most successful comapnies in CSR among all companies evaluated by EcoVadis.
Strong growth in sales and financial results
Organic rise in sales: +13.1%
Adjusted operating margin before acquisitions: 21.9% of sales
Net profit attributable to the Group: +36.4%
Full-year 2021 targets raised
Benoît Coquart, Legrand’s Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“In the first quarter of 2021, our revenues showed a steep rise in all regions...
The Legrand Universal Registration Document was filed on April 12, 2021 with the Autorité des marchés financiers.
The winning projects for Legrand are the Mallia Senses wiring devices range and the KaiYun home automation and door entry system.
This great achievement shows our leadership in responding to user needs to improve lives with elegant, connected solutions.
Under the authorization granted by the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on 27 May 2020 for implementing a share buyback program, Legrand today announced that it has signed an agreement with an investment services provider to purchase up to 1,200,000 shares over the period from 22 March to 21 May 2021.
The purpose of this transaction is to acquire shares for allocation to maturing performance share plans or, depending on the case, to cancel them.
On Monday March 1st, 2021, Legrand published its 2020 gender equality index. This year, the Group scored 91 points out of 100: this score is identical to the one obtained in 2019.
Legrand announces the launch of a new generation wireless and batteryless switch. This technological innovation was developed in collaboration with CEA, a major player in research, development and innovation.
Responsible crisis management
Solid financial and ESG achievements in 2020
Change in sales: -7.9%
Adjusted operating margin: 19.0%
Free cash flow: 16.9% of sales
Achievement rate of CSR roadmap: 128%
3 new acquisitions announced
Total of 4 new companies acquired in 2020
Ongoing active roll-out of product offerings of recently acquired companies
Legrand has been awarded the Gender Equality European & International Standard (GEEIS) Diversity label, which was set up by Arborus and is audited by Bureau Veritas Certification. This distinction ackowledges the progress made by the Group over many years in terms of diversity, professional equality and inclusion, principles which are at the heart of Legrand’s HR and CSR strategies.
Legrand was ranked 33rd in the overall ranking and 2nd in the category “Electrical material and equipment”.
Legrand was awarded the Proxinvest "2020 ESG innovation" Grand Prix. The prize rewards a European company for its innovative practices in terms of "ESG".
Good showings in the third quarter
Sales stabilize compared with the third quarter of 2019
Rebound in adjusted operating margin and free cash flow
First nine months: solid performances in an unprecedented crisis environment
Organic change in sales: -10%
Adjusted operating margin: 18.7%
Free cash flow: 13.8% of sales
Continued deployment of the Legrand model
These solutions stem from the targeted innovation and acquisition policy implemented by the Group. Legrand is now Europe's second largest company in the assisted living market, especially following the acquisition of Intervox (France), Tynetec, Jontek and Aidcall (UK), and Neat (Spain).
The international jury at the XXVI Compasso d’Oro ADI Award, granted Living Now, the revolutionary range of electric controls of Bticino, Italian branch of Legrand Group, an Honourable Mention.
Legrand today completed a fixed-rate bond issue for an amount of €600 million with a 10-year maturity and an annual coupon of 0.75%.
This operation raises the average maturity of bond debt to 6.7 years, with the next repayment date set for April 19, 2022, for an amount of €400 million.
The success of this issue, subscribed 3.2 times over, demonstrates once again investor confidence in the soundness of Legrand’s development model.