American Apparel Will Run Out Of Money In 12 Months And Lenders Are Sitting Idle

American Apparel Out Of Business In 12 Months

American Apparel is struggling to draw in buyers from its teen demographic and the company is warning investors that it could run out of money in the next 12 months and may be unable to raise additional capital. 

The company says it is in talks with lender Capital One Business Credit Corp to waive a non-compliance protocol, but there is no guarantee of a waiver.

The retailer said failure to obtain a waiver could have “adverse effects” on its financial condition.
American Apparel says it will also fail to file second-quarter results before the deadline due to the potential covenant breach.

While the company was once flying high, it has failed to post a profit in the last five years. During that period, its market value shrank from $540 million to $90 million.

In July 2015, the company launched a restructuring plan that includes job cuts and store closures.

The company is currently being sued by CEO Dov Charney after he was ousted in 2014 for allegedly misusing company funds and failing to stop a subordinate from creating defamatory blog posts about former employees.

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American Apparel on Tuesday said the company’s investors could suffer substantial or total losses of their investment in its common stock..

The company’s stock has plummeted by nearly 80% since the start of the year.

American Apparel manufactures its clothes in the United States, in turn leading to higher manufacturing costs that have certainly not helped the company’s profits versus its biggest competitors such as Forever 21 which contracts with 21 different manufacturers located throughout the world.

Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at