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HUGO BOSS Group is engaged in the global apparel market. The Group, which is based in Metzingen Germany employs almost 12,500 people, generated annual sales of EUR 2.4 billion in fiscal year 2013 and is an apparel manufacturer. The Group focuses on developing and marketing high-end women's and men's fashion and accessories. With its brand including the BOSS core brand, the lines BOSS Orange, BOSS Green and the progressive brand HUGO, Co. targets different, consumer groups. The brands consists of modern business wear, evening wear and sportswear, shoes and leather accessories as well as licensed fragrances, eyewear, watches, children's fashion, home textiles and mobile accessories.
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HUGO BOSS - NEUTRAL | EUR78(+25%) Q1 results: soft start to the year as expected Q1 sales of EUR664m with in-line FX-n growth (+1%) EBIT miss: EUR55m vs. CS of EUR65.5m FY19 outlook confirmed Neutral recommendation and FV of EUR78 confirmed
The general evaluation of HUGO BOSS AG (DE), a company active in the Clothing & Accessories industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 3 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date May 3, 2019, the closing price was EUR 63.86 and its potential was estimated at EUR 71.00.
HUGO BOSS - NEUTRAL | EUR78(+25%) Sequential sales and earnings trends expected but volatility still looms Top line trends: sequential improvement going forward Is the FY19 margin target challenging? Minor adjustments to our forecasts Neutral recommendation and FV of EUR78 confirmed
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is satisfactory, though accelerated vesting is possible. Potential and actual total variable remuneration exceed guidelines, but not very much. They are moderate in comparison with UK market practice. Overall, the quantum during the year was not excessive. We recommend shareholders vote in favor.
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more heavily towards short-term performance. One of the performance metrics for the LTI is the payment of sustainable dividends, which is not considered appropriate as executives can potentially influence the payout level. The LTI also includes relative TSR as a performance metric. Nevertheless, the quantum is not excessive and even maximum potential amounts are moderate. On balance, we recommend shareholders vote in favor. Item 4: Approve the Remuneration PolicyThe main concern with the Company's remuneration policy is that pa...
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is unsatisfactory. The main concern at the Company is that the potential maximum incentive pay including the bonus, matching shares on the deferred portion of the bonus and the LTI amounts to 1000% of base salary, which is considered grossly excessive. Actual incentive pay during the year was1.6 times the ECGS limit. Furthermore, variable remuneration is overly reliant on a single performance metric, benchmark profit before tax. A second performance criteria will be used in the coming year. We note that the Company has adjusted ...
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