Jul. 10, 2017

ANTA becomes one of the world’s top 4 sportswear companies within 10 years

after it went public and its market value exceeds 9 billion dollar

On July 10, 2017, ANTA Sports Products Limited. (“ANTA Sports” or the “Company”, stock code: 2020.HK; ANTA Sports and its affiliates are collectively called the “Group”) marked the 10th anniversary of going public at Hong Kong. Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, joined in the big celebration themed with “Simply & Fantastic”, reviewed the Company’s success over the past 10 years, and came up with the strategic outlook for the next 10 years. ANTA Sports also kicked off its “Thriving Welfare Program” at the event.

 

ANTA’s market value increases by nearly 6 times in 10 years, a remarkable performance rarely seen

ANTA was listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 10, 2007. Its market value has soared ever since and exceeded 9.48 billion dollar very recently, nearly six times higher than it was at the day of going public, which made ANTA one of the top 4 sportswear companies in the world. Over the past 10 years, ANTA has thoroughly and successfully remolded itself from a traditional private limited company to a public limited company featuring international competence and modern governance structure.   

 

Over the past 10 years, ANTA has increased its revenue by nearly four times from 440 million dollar in 2007 to 1.96 billion dollar in 2016, and it is expected to make a record high in 2017. Ever since its going public, ANTA paid tax of over 1.47 billion dollar in total. As a large taxpayer, it paid the tax of 294 million dollar in 2016. Within the same period, ANTA keeps its dividend payout ratio above 60 percent and cumulatively paid more than 1.18 million dollar to its shareholders.  

Over the past 10 years, ANTA has completed the mapping of its brand portfolio matrix, including ANTA, ANTA KIDS, FILA, FILA KIDS, SPRANDI, DESCENTE and NBA. As of the end of 2016, the Group has more than 9,500 stores and extends its reach to cities of different tiers nationwide, and it is heading for 10,000 stores now.

ANTA upholds the spirit of craftsman and always stays focused in its business operations

Rising in Production and Manufacturing 1.0, ANTA blazed the new course of branding by making most of the opportunity to work with sports stars and the Chinese Olympic Committee in the Brand Whole 2.0. Afterwards, ANTA took the lead in China to start the retail transformation, turned crisis into opportunity against the growth slowdown and became the leader of the industry, and successfully entered into the era of Brand Retail 3.0. With the development of China’s urbanization and the upgrading of domestic consumption, ANTA meets the demands of different consumers with its multiple brands and product portfolios, fully exploits market potential with the full-channel strategy, and steps into the era of ANTA 4.0.   

 

ANTA has been staying true to its mission to serve the mass and focused to the sportswear business and improve people’s enthusiasm for sports ever since its going public. With the spirit of craftsman, ANTA is committed to the quality of apparel and footwear. It meets consumers’ demands for highly cost-effective products, especially their personal demands for brand connotation and brand tone arising with the upgrading of consumption. ANTA never contents itself with the “good” products, and it goes for the “right” ones. Over the past 10 years, the Group has been improving its global layout and integrating its global resources and abilities by establishing the designing center in Hong Kong and the R&D center in the US. ANTA always pursues an innovation-driven development strategy and takes great pride in being the No. 1 sportswear company in consistent R&D investments, a respectable effort that is comparable with its international competitors. 

 

The 10th anniversary is a milestone and a new start. Proceeding from the new historical starting point, ANTA has released its new business objectives that by 2020, the Group’s compound annual growth rate of its sales turnover will be 15 to 20 percent; the sales volume of footwear will reach 100 million, and that of apparel will exceed 130 million; the Group will have more than 11,000 stores across the country. In addition, ANTA will continue to seek appropriate candidates to expand its presence in high-end sportswear markets. 

Love, keeps moving: ANTA kicks off the “Thriving Welfare Program”

ANTA kicked off the “Thriving Welfare Program” at the celebration, announcing that the Group will be paying more attention to the youth and sports welfare in the next 10 years. The Chinese sportswear giant obviously goes far more beyond growing business and making money. It aims to help over 10 million teenagers to enjoy the “pureness and wonderfulness” of sports with investments and outfits worth 79.6 million yuan. As a responsible corporate citizen, ANTA has been contributing to the community. It declared that July 10 each year is the “Welfare Day of ANTA”, calling for the participation of its employees, distributors and consumers in public welfare programs to fulfill ANTA’s long-term commitment to the society. 

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