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      For those interested, I listened to the quarterly results update from a few days ago.

      Here is a summary, from my notes :

      B&O Q1 update

      Revenue -8% (-10% local currency)

      • Product sales actually -16% vs Q1 22 , partially offset by Brand Partnering +44%
        China lockdowns dragged down sales in China quite a bit
        Europe sales -2%
        Americas +14%

      Overall margins down quite a lot – 2 reasons

      1. component costs!  Points to numerous further price rises (my interpretation)
      2. B&O did dump a huge amount of earphones / headphones to America (Amazon?), redirected from China (lockdowns)

      Other notable points

      Collaborations showing good signs of engagement (balenciaga, supreme etc)
      Aim for 10 Cradle to Cradle products by 2024-5 – good reason why upgrading older existing products won’t be a priority (my interpretation)
      Hiring freeze, with the exception of software development
      Focus on key cities – Win London strategy worked very well, Paris / New York next
      Adding US as a new Core market / reduce reliance on Europe & China
      Renewed Origin Acoustics partnership – strengthen customer integration channel


      Maintaining overall years expectation of -4/-5%
      China expected to normalise
      5 ‘Product innovations’ – including return of Emerge
      Will continue to run low inventories



      Origin Acoustics as system integrator – they have lots of access to High Net Worth individual.

      Especially in US, target marketing at High Net Worth individuals

      High order backlog, but normalising now, lead times coming down

      Component costs coming down from extremes of 2021

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