Moss Adams Issues its Winter Apparel Market Monitor
Apparel, Accessories & Footwear Trends
Making the right decisions for your business starts with having the most accurate and current information available. Our Apparel, Accessories & Footwear Market Monitor keeps you up to date on the events, trends, and market forces that shape and guide your industry.
Winter 2019 Highlights:
December 2018 seasonally adjusted retail sales declined 1.2% from the previous month but grew 2.3% from December 2017. Additionally, for 2018 as a whole, seasonally adjusted retail sales increased by 5% from the previous year.
Despite several big name companies filing for bankruptcy or closing a significant number of retail locations, North American retailers experienced an estimated net increase of 3,835 stores in 2018.
Despite recent equity market sell-offs, EV/EBITDA multiples of select AAF public companies are trading at a 17.2% valuation premium to the S&P 500 index, led by strong valuations for performance apparel and fast-growing, newer companies.
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