Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Sales decline at Hanesbrands outerwear segment
Sales decline at Hanesbrands outerwear segment
30
Jul '08
Hanesbrands Inc reported results for the 2008 second quarter. Earnings increased in the quarter as a result of continued strategic execution, while sales declined, reflective of the challenging retail sales environment for apparel and later timing of back-to-school shipments.

Earnings per diluted share in the quarter more than doubled to $0.60. Excluding actions, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share increased by 20 percent to $0.65, up $0.11 as a result of reduced long-term debt, lower base interest rates, and lower income tax expense as a result of the company's global supply chain strategy. Total net sales decreased by 4.4 percent to $1.07 billion.

"We are pleased with continued earnings per share growth as a result of executing our improvement strategies, despite operating in a tough economic environment," Hanesbrands Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll said. "Most of our business improvement initiatives are working, but we are continuing to address sales declines, which were primarily centered around intimate apparel product categories."

Noteworthy Financial Highlights

Selected highlights for the quarter and six months ended June 28, 2008, compared with the year-ago periods ended June 30, 2007, include:

-- Earnings per diluted share in the quarter increased by 131 percent to $0.60, up from $0.26 a year ago. Diluted EPS for the six-month period increased by 149 percent to $0.97.

-- Operating profit in the quarter increased by 28 percent to $113.1 million and increased by 28 percent to $200.9 million in the six-month period.

-- Total net sales in the quarter decreased by $50 million to $1.07 billion. Sales primarily decreased in the company's innerwear segment, with particularly soft sales for intimate apparel product categories. Later back-to-school shipments compared with a year ago also contributed to the innerwear decline.

International segment sales increased by 20 percent in the quarter as a result of favorable foreign currency exchange rates and growth. The increase in international sales more than offset sales declines in the outerwear segment, the hosiery segment and the other segment.

"We are focused on driving a great execution of back-to-school and year-end holiday sales programs," Noll said. "We are confident that our brand investment, product development, and customer programs are the best approach to competing in the current retail climate."

Other Comments
Since the company's spin off, Hanesbrands has strategically structured its debt and managed its exposure to interest rates, and the company benefited from these efforts in the first half of 2008. As part of this ongoing strategic effort, the company earlier this month took advantage of an opportunity to fix the interest rate on $500 million of floating-rate bonds for four years at 7.64 percent. Of the company's approximate $2.3 billion in debt, $1 billion is at fixed rates.


Must ReadView All

ASEAN ministers sign agreement on e-commerce

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Nov 2018

ASEAN ministers sign agreement on e-commerce

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

UK Govt, fashion retailers sign agreement to fight slavery

Fashion | On 17th Nov 2018

UK Govt, fashion retailers sign agreement to fight slavery

John Lewis, M&S, New Look, NEXT, River Island and Shop Direct...

CNTAC delegation from China visits Pakistan

Textiles | On 17th Nov 2018

CNTAC delegation from China visits Pakistan

Chinese investors have expressed a desire to enter into joint...

Interviews View All

Abhishek Ganguly, Puma India

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Kaizad Hansotia, GetNatty

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Sachin Sharma, Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Paolo Crespi,

Paolo Crespi

For.Tex is an Italy-based leading producer of dyes and thickeners, and is...

Kalai Selvi,

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Vikas Banduke,

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Ashok Desai, Bombay Textile Research Association

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Suresh Patel, Sidwin Fabric

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mr Ambrose Chan, DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Mr Ambrose Chan
DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Madhu Jain, Madhu Jain

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Nisha Chanda, Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


November 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search