Hanesbrands Inc.’s acquisitions of Maidenform and DBApparel spelled the difference between a virtually flat third quarter and a 17 percent sales uptick. Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Hanesbrands completed its acquisition of Maidenform last October and its purchase of DBApparel last month. In the third quarter ended Sept. 27, the two added $196 million in revenue, raising the total to $1.4 billion versus $1.197 in the year-ago period. Without the acquired companies, sales would have been virtually flat at $1.2 billion. Maidenform added $115 million in sales and, in its one month under the Hanesbrands umbrella, DBA lifted the figure $81 million.
In the three months, net income fell 5 percent to $118.4 million, or $1.16 a diluted share, from $125.3 million, or $1.23.
Removing costs related to the acquisition and integration of the two firms, adjusted EPS came to $1.73, 5 cents above the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.68.
“These results were a reflection of one simple fact — our organization is executing very, very well,” said Richard Noll, chairman and chief executive officer, on a late afternoon conference call Wednesday. “Our marketing teams are connecting with our consumers. Our sales teams are working well with retailers. Our supply chain teams continue to increase efficiency. Our IT and administrative teams are digitizing processes. And our entire organization is effectively integrating acquisitions.”
Based on the third-quarter performance, the company raised its full-year guidance for adjusted EPS to a range of $5.55 to $5.65 from the previous estimate of $5.40 to $5.60, implying fourth-quarter adjusted EPS of between $1.35 and $1.45, bracketing the consensus estimate of $1.40 for the quarter.
Hanesbrands stuck by its revenue estimate of $5.35 billion to $5.375 billion, implying fourth-quarter sales of $1.55 billion to $1.57 billion. The lower end of the estimate matches the consensus estimate.
Shares of the firm, down 0.2 percent to $110.01 during regular trading hours, dropped another 1.3 percent to $108.63 in the early moments of after-hours trading following the release of the quarterly results, possibly indicating that Wall Street analysts were hoping for a more upbeat outlook.
Year-to-date profits tallied to $315.1 million, or $3.09 a diluted share, up 5.7 percent from the $298.2 million, or $2.93, reported during the comparable period in 2013.
Sales, including Maidenform and DBApparel, were up 13.8 percent to $3.8 billion from $3.34 billion.
With the acquisitions, Hanesbrands added Maidenform, Lilyette, Sweet Nothings and DIM, as well as a series of licensed brands, to a portfolio that already included Hanes, Playtex, L’eggs and Champion. It also markets a number of brands under license.