Worker productivity

Worker productivity
sales productivity
($000s)

SALES UP, PROFITS SLIDE: In a clearly focused snapshot of what's going on in the industry, worker productivity, spurred by constant cost-cutting and head-count reduction, improved modestly, to an average $156.20 of sales for every worker from $154.90 in 2000. But with so many companies leaking red ink, income per employee worsened substantially, with the 10 companies in this year's sample reporting an average loss of $40.90 per worker, almost 10 times as steep as the year-before loss of $4.10 per worker.
( ): Denotes loss
Source: Home Textiles Today market research
SALES PER EMPLOYEE INCOME PER EMPLOYEE
Rank by sales Rank by income Company 2001 2000 2001 2000
1 3 Wellman $432.5 $429.5 $3.4 $12.6
2 10 Polymer Group 201.9 200.5 (61.3) (1.0)
3 9 Guilford Mills 144.5 137.3 (36.1) (3.5)
4 7 Cone Mills 136.3 128.5 (12.3) (6.8)
5 2 Quaker Fabric 120.4 122.7 3.5 4.4
6 4 WestPoint Stevens 115.1 108.7 (1.8) (3.8)
7 8 Pillowtex 112.1 100.7 (26.0) (21.7)
8 1 Mohawk Inds. 109.9 141.8 6.0 6.8
9 6 Burlington Inds. 102.5 90.5 (6.6) (29.4)
10 5 Dan River 86.4 89.7 (2.9) 1.5


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