HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of branded everyday basic apparels, posted 25 per cent increase in revenue at $803 million in FY19. The company’s net sales decreased by 1 per cent to $1.75 billion while its constant-currency organic sales increased slightly in Q4 that ended on December 28, 2019. For the full year, net sales increased 2 per cent to $6.97 billion.
Total International constant currency organic sales increased 10 per cent in Q4 and 12 per cent for 2019. In the quarter, sales increased in all International regions, including the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Consumer-directed sales in constant currency increased 17 per cent in Q4r and 16 per cent for the full year. Consumer directed sales in constant currency represented 30 per cent of total sales in the quarter and 25 per cent for the full year.
The company generated $803 million in net operating cash in 2019 and paid down $609 million of debt. Of that, $559 million of operating cash generation and $460 million of debt reduction occurred in Q4.
International segment sales increased 7 per cent while operating profit decreased 2 per cent. On a constant-currency basis, net sales increased 10 per cent and operating profit increased 1 per cent.