It represents the brand's turnover from the sales of finished goods through all of the distribution channels - retail, wholesale and e-commerce, after the deduction of returns, allowances for damaged or missing goods and any discounts allowed.
Also known as ROS - Return on Sales, it measures the percentage of sales revenue that gets 'returned' to the company as net profits after all the related costs of the activity are deducted. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.
It's a measure of a company's overall profitability, i.e. how much of its sales are converting to profit. The value given is the amount of sales needed to generate one currency unit of post tax profit. Negative values mean that the company has a negative level of post tax profit. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.
It's a key measure of success. The profit ratio measures the amount of profit generated by each single currency unit of sales. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.
In 1963, Ben Sherman came back from America with the idea of making a button-down shirt. Having noticed the style adopted by polo players of the time who used the button-downs to keep their shirt collars where they should be whilst riding, he set about creating his own. Taking inspiration from his Fathers work as a tailor, he created an icon and this practical, yet stylish garment was soon adopted by a set of style leaders back in England.|Having been adopted by many of the significant cultural movement over the past five decades, Ben Sherman now presents a full lifestyle offering, available in over 40 countries worldwide and continues to embrace a heritage of modernism.||The shirts were a huge success, offering something brand new and previously unseen in England.||Interestingly it was exactly at this time that the first British youth culture was in full flow; the post war teddy boys. This movement had shown a new generation of youth that clothing could be a key indicator of their beliefs and signal their belonging to a culture or movement.||A second wave of young men came along who loved the sharp Italian style and this group went by the name of ' the modernists' who quickly became known as 'mods'. This British youth culture embraced the Ben Sherman shirt, loving it for its quality, slim-fitting style, its colour and unique design.||The feeling was that there simply had never been anything on the English scene like it. The Ben Sherman shirt was revolutionary and so was the 'mod movement'. Through fashion and music, London and Britain were cool again, the swinging 60's was in full flow and the atmosphere was europhic.||Ben Sherman opened a showroom on carnaby street and soon afterwards opened 2 stores in London as well as a store in Brighton (his Brighton store was called 'millions of shirts inc. ltd) Ben Sherman could not produce shirts fast enough and orders often exceeded production capacity. It is famously quoted that in 1970 Ben Sherman ordered a million yards of oxford cloth, a quarter of a million of gingham fabric and a quarter of a million yards of colourful striped material from his American fabric mill. This is testament to the popularity of the Ben Sherman shirt.
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