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.
Jeckerson was born as a business idea, soon turned into an entrepreneurial challenge which resulted into a marketing success. The brand and original product first became visible in 1995 on golf courses, where the founder-entrepreneur - a talented, passionate player - launched trousers for golfers with leather and suede patches sewn on the thighs.
The initial functionality of the patches (a quick wipe of hands on the patches helped keep hands dry before a golf swing) rapidly led to the establishment of Jeckerson trousers as iconic products known for their distinctive image, construction and fit.
Initially informal products soon gave rise to complete casual collections, with the brand Jeckerson thriving on inspiration from the British tradition, including its colours and humor, as well as its heritage elite sports ranging from golf to equestrian to sailing - activities that polarize around warm, gentlemanly and elegant club house environments rather than physical exhaustion and duress.
It was the combination of this positioning and its original products that helped Jeckerson become Italy's leading brand in chic casual wear worn by discerning customers in the country and in urban environments.
Realized in selected, "Made in Italy" only textiles and distinguished by outstanding quality, construction and fit - all regarded as unique features of Jeckerson - the brand today straddles three ready-to-wear collections (Men's, Women's and Kid's).
On 16 May 2008 Jeckerson was acquired via a management buy-out by pan-European private equity fund Stirling Square Capital Partners (SSCP) and Sirius Equity, the investor specialized in luxury goods and retail.