Hanesbrands’ management set too high of a bar for itself to hurdle, and while the company put up strong free cash flow performance, we think it set investors up for a disappointment, shattering investor confidence in the executive team’s ability to accurately forecast future trends in its business. Hanesbrands’ stock, however, continues to look cheap by most valuation measures, and free cash flow is expected to remain robust in fiscal 2017, easily covering cash dividends expected to be paid in the year.
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