Stock Evaluation Project
HanesBrands Inc. is a consumer goods company that produces leading brands such as Hanes, Champion, Playtex, and Wonderbra. They design, manufacture, and sell very basic apparel such as T-shirts, bras, panties, men’s underwear, kids’ underwear, casual-wear, activewear, socks and hosiery.
HanesBrands Inc. focuses mostly on then basic apparel sector of the apparel industry, It can be characterized as the type of items one would find being replaced a lot, such as t-shirts, underwear, and socks. Unlike other Apparel sectors, Hanes, as a basic apparel provider is not driven by fashion or popularity, in contrast they ...view middle of the document...
This past economic semester Hanes has done very well. Net sales for the that quarter ended on Sept. 29, 2012 totaled $1.22 billion, improving from $1.19 billion a year ago. EPS growth is up for the semester as well, contributors included the brand Innerwear's segment performance and the tight expense control that was seen all around. The past year can be classified as successful as well, and in the past 5-Years, HanesBrands Inc. has been the industries leader in sales.
My rational when deciding my EPS growth rate and PE ratio, was that my company, HanesBrands is continually proving to be successful in the market. The Hanesbrands beta can be found below a 1. This makes it less riskier than the market, and in turn I choose a lower rate on return. Paying close attention to the analyst estimates I choose to be rather conservative when it came to picking my selected rates. I believe my specific valuation process for Hanesbrands is very reasonable. This is because nothing was to high or to low, or seemed unattainable when looking back on the last 5 years and taking the analyst's estimates into consideration. I am happy with my results and the...