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HanesBrands reports solid results for Q4

Hanes achieves net sales of $1.8 billion, driven by strong performance across biggest business segments.

9th February 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Intimate Apparel, Sports/​Activewear

US headquartered apparel maker HanesBrands has announced fourth-quarter results, reflecting continued momentum across its business with solid sales, adjusted operating profit and cash flow.

Net sales for the fourth quarter ended 2 January 2021, were $1.8 billion, compared with $1.75 billion for the comparable period ended 28 December 2019. The company recorded $28 million in revenue from personal protective garments (PPE) globally in the fourth quarter. Excluding net sales of $88 million from the exited C9 Championmass program and DKNY intimate apparel license recorded in the prior year period, and the effect of changes in foreign exchange rates, total constant-currency fourth-quarter net sales increased 6%.

For the full year, net sales were $6.7 billion, including net sales of $959 million of PPE, compared to $6.97 billion in the prior year, which included net sales of $419 million from the C9 Championmass program and DKNY intimate apparel license. Excluding the exited programs and the effect of changes in foreign exchange rates, total constant-currency net sales for full-year 2020 increased 2% over the prior year.

We are implementing our Full Potential plan with the goal of creating a consumer-centric company that delivers long-term growth and higher profitability

“I’m extremely proud of the HanesBrands team for all it accomplished in 2020 under very challenging conditions, and I thank our global associates for their hard work and dedication,” said HanesBrands Chief Executive Officer Steve Bratspies. “We delivered solid sales growth in the fourth quarter, with continued revenue momentum in our largest businesses and strong market share performance in our Innerwear and Activewear segments.”

During the fourth quarter, the company completed a comprehensive business assessment and began implementing its Full Potential plan. The Full Potential plan focuses the company on four pillars to drive growth and enhance long-term profitability: grow the Championbrand globally; drive growth in Innerwear with brands and products that appeal to younger consumers; build e-commerce excellence across channels; and streamline global portfolio.

The company has identified 20 strategic initiatives under these four key pillars to unlock growth and has launched a multi-year cost savings program intended to substantially self-fund the investments necessary to achieve the Full Potential plan’s objectives. The company expects to provide a comprehensive overview of the Full Potential plan at its virtual Investor Day in May.

“We are implementing our Full Potential plan with the goal of creating a consumer-centric company that delivers long-term growth and higher profitability,” Bratspies said. “I’m encouraged by our rapid progress as we work to simplify our business and transform our organization to move faster, lower costs and focus on our highest-return growth opportunities.”

As part of the implementation of its Full Potential plan, the company determined that it no longer views PPE as a long-term growth opportunity. In addition, as the result of a comprehensive strategic inventory review, the company is reducing its SKUs by 20% to enable greater focus on its highest-volume, fastest-growing, and most profitable products.

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