L’Oréal is the French company that has given its shareholders the greatest returns over the last 25 years.
How much would you have now if you had invested $1000 in L’Oréal in 1978? The answer is a whopping $86,500! Yes, L’Oréal stock is worth 86.5 times what is was 25 years ago and the Group tops the list of twenty companies with the best long-term performances on the Paris Stock Exchange. Compiled by the Paris-based weekly, Le Journal des Finances, the list also includes such well-known Gallic firms as Bouygues, Carrefour, LMVH, Danone, Air Liquide, Pernod-Ricard, Galeries Lafayette and Accor.