(Filed Under Financial and General Interest News). Sales at Delta Galil rose 5% in 2015 to reach $1.08 billion, but net income fell by 7% to $43.9 million.
In the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015, the company reported a 3% increase in sales to $287.1 million, but net income fell 16% to $12.3 million. Delta has significant international operations, including in Israel and Europe, as well as in the U.S.
Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil, declared in announcing the results, “Our 2015 performance represented the sixth consecutive year of sales growth. We delivered a 10% increase in top-line in original currency.”
Dabah continued, “While 2015 was a challenging year for the global economy, we benefited from our business model, which combines a diverse blend of branded and private label products, an expanded global presence and a range of market segments. Among our key highlights during the year, we improved our performance at Delta USA and in the global upper market, and in addition, we acquired the P.J. Salvage brand. We expanded our prominent portfolio of licensed brands with men’s and ladies underwear licenses for Columbia Sportswear, a sleepwear and intimates license for Juicy Couture, and an exclusive license for Puma sportswear brand products in Israel. All of these will contribute to our growth potential in future years.”
“Looking to the future, we have made several investments in the company to position us for long-term growth and enhance our shareholder value,” Dabah continued. “In 2015, we significantly increased our capital expenditures to support and drive our global growth, adding a factory in Vietnam and a dye house in Egypt, while expanding our facilities with new headquarters and showrooms in New York and Israel. These investments have positioned us to continue to innovate, add new customers and licenses, and expand our international scope.”
For 2016, Delta Galil predicted growth for both it sales and net income providing “financial guidance, excluding non-recurring items” and basing it “on current market conditions and current exchange rate of $1.1 per euro and 3.9NIS [New Israeli Shekels] per US$.”
The company stated that “Full-year 2016 sales are expected to range between $1,090 million-$1,110 million, representing an increase of 1%-3% from 2015 actual sales of $1,080.0 million.” It added that “Full-year 2016 net income is expected to range between $49.5 million-$52.0 million, representing an increase of 2%-7% from 2015 actual net income of $48.5 million.”
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