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Pacific Brands Limited operates as a marketer, distributor, importer, manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of consumer products. Its products include underwear, intimate apparel, socks, hosiery, and bonds outerwear products for women, men, and children under the Berlei, Bonds, Holeproof, Explorer, Jockey, Razzamatazz, Sheer Relief, Rio, Hestia, TMI, Red Robin, and Voodoo brands. The company also provides industrial workwear and corporate uniforms to employees and businesses, as well as the public sector under the Hard Yakka and KingGee, NNT, Stylecorp, and Stubbies brands. In addition, it offers homewares, footwear, and outerwear products that include pillows, quilts, bedlinen, towels, carpet underlay, and bedding accessories; women’s, men’s, and children’s footwear; casual outerwear; and sporting outerwear and equipment under the Sheridan, Tontine, Dunlopillo, Dunlop, Clarks, Fairydown, Actil, Hush Puppies, Volley, Everlast, Diesel, Mossimo, Superdry, and Slazenger brands. The company sells its products primarily through indirect and direct, as well as business-to-business channels. Pacific Brands Limited sells its products in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The company is based in Hawthorn, Australia.

5,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/22/13

pacific brands ltd (PBG) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: A$1.9M
Chief Financial & Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: A$1.0M
Group General Manager of The Underwear Group
Total Annual Compensation: A$776.7K
Group General Manager of the Workwear Group
Total Annual Compensation: A$549.7K
Group General Manager of the Homewares, Footw...
Total Annual Compensation: A$503.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

pacific brands ltd (PBG) Key Developments

Pacific Brands Limited Reports Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2013; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2014

Pacific Brands Limited reported earnings results for the six months ended December 31, 2013. For the period, the company reported sales up for the first time in 5 years by 2.7% to $656.3 million driven by growth in Bonds (up 20.4%) and Sheridan (up 15.0%), continued expansion in retail and online, and significantly stronger overall second quarter 2014 trading relative to first quarter 2014. Net loss after tax of $219.0 million due mainly to the impact of impairment charges (non-cash) and restructuring costs in Workwear and Brand Collective. Pre-tax earnings were down 14% to $55 million as a result of lower wholesales sales in Workwear and Brand Collective and reduced margins across the group. Diluted per share was 2 cents against 2.5 cents per share a year ago. As on date, net debt was $170.3 million against $177.7 million a year ago. The loss was due to significant items of $252.0 million (after tax) comprising: $254.8 million of non-cash write-downs (after tax) mainly in Workwear and Brand Collective and cash restructuring costs of $11.1 million (after tax); net of a profit on sale of the Wentworthville property $10.8 million (no tax effect) and a favourable $3.0 million tax settlement. Loss from operating activities was $209.9 million against profit from operating activities of $64.2 million a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was $19.1 million against $34.2 million a year ago. Acquisition of property, plant and equipment was $11.3 million against $6.7 million a year ago. LBITDA was $200.6 million against EBITDA of $72.1 million a year ago. LBIT was $210 million against EBIT of $64.3 million a year ago. Net operating cash flow (before restructuring payments were $32.6 million against $42.6 million a year ago. For the full year of fiscal 2014, the company expects earnings to be down around 14%, though it is forecasting a positive sales result. Gross margins are expected to be down due mainly to competitive and FX pressures. CODB is expected to be up due to increased investment in retail.

Pacific Brands Announces Board Changes

Pacific Brands announced the appointment of Kiera Grant as a non-executive director and the retirement of Jonathan Ling from the board. Kiera has over 15 years executive experience in investment banking, most recently 11 years at UBS, before retiring in 2009 to work in a non-executive director capacity. Kiera is a non-executive director of Samuel Hill Smith & Sons, incorporating Yalumba Wine Co. and Negociants Limited.

Pacific Brands Limited Declares Interim Dividend, Payable on April 2, 2014

Pacific Brands Limited declared an interim dividend of 2.0 cents per fully paid ordinary share ($18.3 million) out of its profits reserve, franked to 100% in Australia based on tax paid at 30%. The company has reduced the payout ratio to 55% from 59% in first half of 2013. The Company's dividend record date is 10 March 2014 and the dividend is payable on 2 April 2014.


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