Billabong (ASX:BBG) is a major international retailer whose core business is the marketing, distribution, wholesaling and retailing of apparel, accessories, eyewear, wetsuits and hardgoods.
BBG’s products are licensed and distributed in more than 100 countries, and are distributed through specialised retailers and through their own branded retail outlets.
Billabong provided the market with a trading update today, in which it announced a strategic review of its operations and capital structure after a slowdown in Christmas sales.
The company also downgraded its EBITDA guidance for the first half of FY12 to $70-$75 million compared to the previous corresponding period’s $94.6million
Billabong said reasons for the slowdown varied by region, but it believes fears of a global recession are impacting consumer confidence and spending patterns.
Billabong has been one of the shares to sell amongst recent times.
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