L Brands, Inc.

L Brands, Inc.

L Brands, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1963

Headquarters

3 Limited Parkway,Columbus, OH 43230-1467

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

93.6K

Industries

Retail: Apparel & Footwear
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Company Description

L Brands, Inc. engages in the retail business. It is focused on women's intimate and other apparel, personal care and beauty categories. It operates its business through Victorias Secret and Bath & Body Works International segment. Its brands include Victorias Secret, Bath and Body Works, Pink, La Senza, and Henri Bendel. The company was founded by Leslie Herbert Wexner in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

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Executives & Employees

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

President, International

Chief Executive Officer, Bath & Body Works

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Associate Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Investor Relations Officer

Partner

Chief Executive Officer, Victoria's Secret Lingerie

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Board of Directors

Founder at L Brands, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President at M/I Homes, Inc.

President at West Virginia University

Chief Executive Officer at Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.

Founder at Lardon & Associates LLC

Founder at 22, Inc.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Whitebarn Associates LLC

Director at Webster Bank NA

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PRIMECAP Management Company manages only equity portfolios for a select group of employee benefit and 401(k) plans, endowment funds, foundations, one Taft Hartley, sovereign funds and mutual funds for the Vanguard Group and Odyssey Funds. They invest primarily common stocks or securities with common stock characteristics, bonds and cash/cash equivalents. PRIMECAP utilizes fundamental research and bottom-up stock picking to construct portfolios. They do not attempt to time the market. All portfolios are built with the best ideas of each of the managers within the multi-manager investment process. PRIMECAP's investment strategy does not employ short sales or margin transactions, nor does it permit investments in derivatives or currency hedging.

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Alecta is a long-term, risk-averse manager which follows a growth-and-value investment approach. Their investment philosophy emphasizes cost efficiency, capital appreciation and meeting planned withdrawals. A major part of their assets is invested in fixed-income, focusing on Sweden and Europe.The firm invests in equity across market-caps, favoring Sweden, Europe, the US and Japan. They also manage real estate investments located both in Sweden and abroad, favoring office and commercial space as well as in industrial and residential real estate.Alecta constructs diversified portfolios which they manage against benchmarks with minimal deviation. They actively manage Swedish and US equity, while European and Japanese equity is managed passively to track reference indexes in each market.

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SunAmerica Asset Management (SAAM) offers investment management and advisory services primarily to open-end US registered investment companies, including offshore, wholly-owned subsidiaries of certain of the registered funds. In providing services to each subsidiary, the firm oversees a sub-advisor who provides day-to-day portfolio management services to both the subsidiary and the corresponding registered fund. Currently, there are two subsidiaries for which SAAM provides such investment management and advisory services: the Commodity Strategy Subsidiary and the Global Trends Subsidiary.SAAM's Commodity Strategy Subsidiary seeks to achieve long-term total return by investing in a combination of commodity-linked derivative instruments, including commodity futures, swaps, options and options on futures. These investments provide exposure to the return of real assets that trade in the commodities markets without direct investment in physical commodities. Real assets include, but are not limited to, such things as industrial and precious metals, gas, oil, livestock, agricultural or meat products, among others.The firm's Global Trends Subsidiary seeks to achieve capital appreciation by investing primarily in commodity futures contracts and commodity futures-related instruments. The Global Trends Subsidiary expects to invest a significant portion of assets in repurchase agreements collateralized by obligations of the US government and its agencies, and may also invest in other high-quality, short-term securities (money market instruments). The primary purpose of the repurchase agreements and other money market instruments held by the Global Trends Subsidiary is to serve as collateral for the commodity futures instruments; however, these instruments may also earn income.

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Recent Transactions
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Alliance Data Systems Corp. purchases Victorias Secret Stores, Inc. /Call Center in Rio Rancho Ops from L Brands, Inc.

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Sycamore Partners Management LP purchases MGF Sourcing US LLC from L Brands, Inc.

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Express, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Clients

New York & Co., Inc. operates as a fashion apparel and accessories retailer. It offers a merchandise assortment consisting of wear-to-work, casual apparel and accessories, including pants, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, t-shirts, activewear, handbags, and jewelry. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Lagardère SCA is a holding company, which engages in the media business. It operates through the following segments: Lagardère Publishing, Lagardère Travel Retail, Lagardère Active, and Lagardère Sports and Entertainment. The Lagardère Publishing segment includes book and electronic publishing businesses. The Lagardère Travel Retail segment includes travel essentials, duty free & fashion, foodservice and press distribution. The Lagardère Active segment comprises audiovisual and digital businesses including special interest television channels, audiovisual production and distribution, radio and advertising sales brokerage; and press activities, principally mainstream magazine publishing. The Lagardère Sports and Entertainment segment engages in marketing rights management, organization and management of events, consulting in the management and operation of stadiums and multipurpose venues, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting. The company was founded in 1826 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Dufry AG operates as a travel retail company. It engages in the operation of duty-free and duty-paid retail stores mainly in airports, luxury cruise lines, sea ports and other tourist destinations. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$13.5B
Total Enterprise Value
$21B
Earnings Per Share
$3.98
Revenue
$12.6B
Net Profit
$1.16B
EBITDA
$2.56B
EBITDAMargin
20.32%
Total Debt
$5.74B
Total Equity
$-727M
Enterprise Value Sales
1.67x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.21x
TEVNet Income
18.11x
Debt TEV
0.27x
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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Political Donations
$2,500
2013
$2,500
2013
$2,500
2012
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Political Donations Received
$2,500
2013
$2,500
2013
$2,500
2012
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Investments
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MGF Sourcing US LLC manufactures and distributes men's, women's and children's apparel. It specializes in wholesale distribution of infants' clothing and accessories. The firm also involves in ideation, product development, sourcing, production, trade compliance, shipping, and warehousing operations. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

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Limited Stores LLC designs and markets women's apparel. It offers garments that include shirts, tops, pants, denim, jackets, sweaters, skirts, dresses, and accessories. The company was founded by Leslie Herbert Lexner in 1963 and is headquartered in New Albany, OH.

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Express LLC operates men's and women's apparel and accessory stores. It offers women's and men's clothing, spring and summer dresses, jeans, suites, women's tops, off the shoulders tops and men's sweaters. The company operate stores across the United States and an online store at Express.com. Express was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #234
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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Rank #234
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
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