Hugo Boss AG

Hugo Boss AG

Hugo Boss AG

Overview
Date Founded

1923

Headquarters

Dieselstrasse 12, Metzingen, 72555, DEU

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

14K

Industries

Apparel & Footwear
Retail: Apparel & Footwea

Company Description

HUGO BOSS AG engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of clothing and accessories. It operates through the following segments: Europe, Americas, Asia/Pacific, and Licenses. Its products include children's fashion, modern apparel, elegant eveningwear, home textiles, writing instruments, sportswear, shoes, leather accessories, fragrances, watches, and eyewear under the following brands: BOSS, BOSS Orange, BOSS Green and HUGO. The company was founded by Hugo Ferdinand Boss in 1924 and is headquartered in Metzingen, Germany.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Sales Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Brand Officer (CBO)

Head-Corporate Communications

Head-Investor Relations

Director-Social Affairs

Member-Supervisory Board & Senior Vice President-Global Human Resources

Investor Relations Contact

Professional

Managing Board

Chief Executive Officer at Hugo Boss AG

Former Chief Brand Officer at Hugo Boss AG

Chief Sales Officer at Hugo Boss AG

Chief Financial Officer at Hugo Boss AG

Chief Brand Officer (CBO) at Hugo Boss AG

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Recent Transactions
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PFC SRL, Zignago Holding SpA purchase Hugo Boss AG

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Hugo Boss AG purchases HUGO BOSS Lotus Hong Kong Ltd. from Rainbow Group

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Permira Advisers LLP, Red & Black Lux SARL purchase Hugo Boss AG

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onManifattura Lane Gaetano Marzotto & Figli SpA, Hugo Boss AG purchase Hugo Boss Australia Pty Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Founder at Havas Worldwide LLC

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$4.17B
Total Enterprise Value
$4.91B
Earnings Per Share
$3.35
Revenue
$2.73B
Net Profit
$231M
EBITDA
$491M
EBITDAMargin
17.96%
Total Debt
$128M
Total Equity
$915M
Enterprise Value Sales
1.8x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
10x
TEVNet Income
21.23x
Debt TEV
0.03x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.04%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.1%
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