This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
We are a consumer goods company with a portfolio of leading apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size, barely there and Wonderbra. We design, manufacture, source and sell a broad range of apparel essentials such as t-shirts, bras, panties, mens underwear, kids underwear, socks, hosiery, casualwear and activewear. Our brands hold either the number one or number two U.S. market position by sales in most product categories in which we compete.
Source: The NPD Group/Consumer Panel TrackSM, rolling year-end, as of December 2005.
In fiscal 2005, we generated $4.7 billion in net sales and $359.5 million in income from operations. Our products are sold through multiple distribution channels. In fiscal 2005, 48% of our net sales were to mass merchants, 11% were to national chains, 6% were to department stores, 8% were direct to consumer, 8% were in our international segment and 19% were to other retail channels such as embellishers, specialty retailers, warehouse clubs and sporting goods stores. In addition to designing and marketing apparel essentials, we have a long history of operating a global supply chain which incorporates a mix of self-manufacturing, third-party contractors, and third-party sourcing.
The apparel essentials segment of the apparel industry is characterized by frequently replenished items, such as t-shirts, bras, panties, mens underwear, kids underwear, socks and hosiery. Growth and sales in the apparel essentials industry are not primarily driven by fashion, in contrast to other areas of the broader apparel industry. Rather, we focus on the core attributes of comfort, fit and value, while remaining current with regard to consumer trends.
Our business is organized into four operating segments. These segmentsinnerwear, outerwear, hosiery and internationalare treated as reportable segments for financial reporting purposes.
The following table summarizes our operating segments by category: