Who Relies More On Debt: L’Oreal Or Estee Lauder?

by Trefis Team
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*L’Oreal’s figures are year ending 2015 figures as the company releases its financial statements only twice a year.

  • The comparison reveals that Estee Lauder is significantly more reliant on Debt for generating assets and financing growth than L’Oreal.
  • This makes Estee Lauder’s earnings much more susceptible to volatility on account of interest expense.
  • L’Oreal is financing almost all of its growth through equity implying that its earnings are reflective of its core business performance.

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2) Figures mentioned are approximate values to help our readers remember the key concepts more intuitively. For precise figures, please refer to our complete analysis for L’Oreal
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