MILAN, March 14 Italian luxury group Tod's
said on Tuesday its results would improve this year
despite posting a 10.7 percent fall in 2016 full-year core
profits due to falling sales in leather goods and accessories.
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation
(EBITDA) last year came in at 180.9 million euros, slightly
above an analyst estimate of 179 million euros.
The Italian group said the EBITDA margin was 18 percent,
down from 22.7 percent a year earlier.
The group, known for its Gommino loafers, proposed a
dividend of 1.70 euros per share on 2016 results, down from the
2 euros paid the previous year.
"We remain highly focused on organic growth... and we are
confident that we will reach an improvement of results starting
from this year," Chairman and Chief Executive Diego della Valle
said in a statement.
(Reporting by Giulia Segreti)