Terrorist attacks in France and the decline of the pound are drawing tourists to London and Rome, chief executive Axel Dumas told reporters via a telephone call.
The luxury industry has been reporting signs of improvement after years of ebbing demand in China and a slowdown in European tourism.
Hermès reiterated its forecast for “ambitious” sales growth in the medium term.
Operating profit climbed to e1.7 billion (R23 billion) on an adjusted basis, the Paris-based company said on Wednesday in a statement, in line with the average analyst estimate.
The profit margin widened to a record 32.6 percent of sales from 31.8 percent in 2015.