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GOLETA, Calif., Feb 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK) today announced record financial results for both the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.
Fourth Quarter Highlights
Fiscal 2009 Highlights
Angel Martinez, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated: "We are extremely pleased with our fourth quarter results and strong finish for the year. During the holiday season, we experienced robust demand for the entire UGG brand product line, with the performance of several new styles far exceeding expectations. Sell-through was particularly strong at our company-owned retail stores and on our eCommerce websites, which helped us increase earnings substantially during the fourth quarter. Our ability to successfully develop new and compelling footwear, penetrate additional categories, profitably grow our consumer direct division, and expand internationally is driving our current performance, while at the same time creating new growth opportunities for the future. 2009 was not without its challenges. The difficult retail environment negatively impacted our other brands as the majority of our accounts carried much less inventory and bought closer to season compared to prior years. That said, the Teva brand experienced better sell-through on the strength of new product introductions and was able to gain market share in a challenging year. In addition, improved inventory management led to lower closeout sales and increased margins. The Simple brand also performed well at retail, especially with major accounts like Nordstrom and Journeys. We are excited about several new product introductions for 2010 and believe a renewed emphasis on balancing style and sustainability will broaden our consumer base and enhance the brand's market position."
International Direct Distribution
On January 1, 2010, the Company commenced selling directly to wholesale customers for the Teva brand in the Benelux region and France. The Company also has announced that, in January 2011, following the expiration of existing distribution agreements, the Company will assume control of distributing the UGG, Teva and Simple brands in the United Kingdom and the UGG and Simple brands in the Benelux region and France. As part of the transition, the Company plans to incur incremental expenses in 2010 and will experience a shift in sales from 2010 to 2011. The net impact of this transition in 2010 on pre-tax earnings is estimated to be approximately $8.0 million, of which approximately 65% is a one-time impact. Most of the incremental sales and gross margin benefits resulting from this additional spend will not be realized until 2011. By selling directly to the retailers in the United Kingdom, Benelux and France, the Company expects to capture the additional sales and gross margin previously provided to its distributors.
Mr. Martinez commented, "The international markets represent a significant growth opportunity, and we are excited about the incremental sales and earnings potential by selling directly to our wholesale customers. Starting in 2011, we believe that the incremental sales and gross margin benefits from selling directly to our wholesale customers will more than offset the infrastructure investments in 2010 and drive higher earnings in the future. Furthermore, with control over sales and marketing, we look forward to building on the current momentum and expanding market share for each of the brands in their respective categories."
UGG brand net sales for the fourth quarter increased 15.7% to a record $333.3 million compared to $288.0 million for the same period last year. The sales gain was primarily attributable to an increase in full price selling at company-owned retail stores and on the Company's eCommerce websites coupled with higher shipments to international distributors versus the same period a year ago. For the full year, UGG brand sales increased 22.3% to a record $711.8 million versus $582.0 million in 2008.
Teva brand net sales decreased 14.8% to $10.5 million for the fourth quarter compared to $12.4 million for the same period last year. The decline in sales was primarily the result of lower closeout sales compared with the same period last year. For the full year, Teva brand sales decreased 10.2% to $77.7 million compared to $86.5 million in 2008.
Simple brand net sales for the fourth quarter increased 17.9% to $2.7 million compared to $2.3 million for the same period last year, primarily due to an increase in weighted-average selling prices. For the full year, Simple brand sales decreased 17.7% to $14.1 million versus $17.2 million in 2008.
Combined net sales of the Company's other brands were $1.5 million and $9.6 million for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively.
Sales for the eCommerce business, which are included in the brand sales numbers above, increased 27.0% to $45.9 million for the fourth quarter compared to $36.1 million for the same period a year ago. The increase in sales resulted from higher demand for the fall line of the UGG brand, increased spend in advertising, and a favorable inventory position compared to the same period last year. For the full year, sales for the eCommerce business increased 10.0% to $75.7 million versus $68.8 million in 2008.
Sales for the retail store business, which are included in the brand sales numbers above, increased 88.7% to $46.6 million for the fourth quarter compared to $24.7 million for the same period a year ago, driven by 5 new stores and a same store sales increase of 29.7%. For the full year, sales for the retail store business increased 105.3% to $79.0 million versus $38.5 million in 2008. For those stores that were open during the full year of 2008 and 2009, same store sales grew by 27.6%.
At December 31, 2009, cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments increased 75.6% to $342.0 million compared to $194.8 million at December 31, 2008. Inventories at December 31, 2009 decreased 8.0% to $85.4 million from $92.7 million at December 31, 2008.
Full-Year 2010 Outlook
First Quarter Outlook
The Company's conference call to review fourth quarter and fiscal 2009 results will be broadcast live over the internet today, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time. The broadcast will be hosted at http://www.deckers.com and http://www.earnings.com.
Deckers Outdoor Corporation strives to be a premier lifestyle marketer that builds niche brands into global market leaders by designing and marketing innovative, functional and fashion-oriented footwear developed for both high performance outdoor activities and everyday casual lifestyle use. Teva(R), Simple(R) Shoes, UGG(R) Australia, TSUBO(R), and Ahnu(R) are registered trademarks of Deckers Outdoor Corporation.
This news release contains statements regarding our expectations, beliefs and views about our future financial performance which are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "project," or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may" or by the fact that such statements relate to future, and not just historical, events or circumstances, including statements related to anticipated revenues, expenses, earnings, operating cash flows, the outlook for the Company's markets and the demand for its products. The forward-looking statements in this news release regarding our future financial performance are based on currently available information as of the date of this release, and because our business is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which may be beyond our control, actual operating results in the future may differ materially from the future financial performance expected at the current time. Those risks and uncertainties include, among others: the continued decline of the global economy; our ability to anticipate fashion trends; consumer demand or inventory needs; whether the UGG brand will continue to grow at the same rate it has experienced in the past; impairment charges related to our brands' intangible assets if our product sales or operating performance decline to a point that the fair value of our brands' intangible assets do not exceed their carrying values; shortages or price fluctuations of raw materials that could interrupt product manufacturing and increase product costs; increased costs of manufacturing in China and actions by the Chinese government; currency fluctuations; our ability to implement our growth strategy; the success of our customers, their ability to perform and obtain credit in an adverse economic environment and the risk of losing one or more of our key customers; our ability to develop and protect our brands and intellectual property; the risk that counterfeiting can harm our sales or our brand image; our dependence on independent manufacturers to supply our products; the risk that retailers could postpone or cancel existing orders; unpredictable events and circumstances and currency risks related to our international operations; a downturn in key market economies; volatile credit markets; liquidity and market risks for our cash equivalents and short-term investments; the risk of losing key personnel; a delay or interruption in the delivery of merchandise to our customers; and the sensitivity of our sales to seasonal and weather conditions. Certain of these risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are more fully described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, which the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 2, 2009, and under "Risk Factors" in any subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release or update the results of any revisions to forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The risks and uncertainties highlighted herein should not be assumed to be the only items that could affect the future performance or valuation of the Company.
(Tables to follow)
|DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(Amounts in thousands)|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||315,862||176,804|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||76,427||108,129|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||7,210||3,691|
|Deferred tax assets||9,712||13,324|
Total current assets
|Property and equipment, at cost, net||35,442||28,318|
|Intangible assets, net||23,940||24,034|
|Deferred tax assets||16,704||17,447|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Trade accounts payable||$||47,331||42,960|
|Income taxes payable||19,685||24,577|
|Total current liabilities||100,870||95,209|
|Deckers Outdoor Corporation stockholders' equity:|
|Additional paid-in capital||125,431||115,214|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||494||392|
|Total Deckers Outdoor Corporation stockholders' equity||491,358||384,252|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||599,043||483,721|
|DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income|
|(Amounts in thousands, except for per share data)|
|Three-month period ended||Twelve-month period ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cost of sales||174,548||166,016||442,087||384,127|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||67,825||52,843||188,843||152,574|
|Income from operations||105,616||63,722||181,247||116,919|
|Other (income) expense, net:|
|Income before income taxes||105,650||64,646||183,223||120,502|
|Income tax expense||37,602||24,306||66,304||46,631|
Less: Net (income) loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest
Net income attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Net income attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation common stockholders per share:
|Weighted-average common shares:|
|DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION|
|Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures|
|(Amounts in thousands, except for per share data)|
|Three-month period||Twelve-month period|
|ended December 31,||ended December 31,|
|Income before income taxes||$||105,650||64,646||183,223||120,502|
|Add back impairment charges||----||20,925||1,000||35,825|
|Income before income taxes, excluding impairment charges||105,650||85,571||184,223||156,327|
|Income tax expense (1)||37,602||32,214||66,666||60,494|
|Net income excluding impairment charges||68,048||53,357||117,557||95,833|
|Less: Net (income) loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest||(306||)||120||(133||)||77|
Net income excluding impairment charges attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Net income excluding impairment charges attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation common stockholders per share:
(1) The non-GAAP income tax expense assumes the same effective tax rates as the GAAP income tax expense for those periods presented.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement the actual and forecast results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), for the applicable periods, the Company also used non-GAAP measures of net income and earnings per share, which are adjusted from the GAAP-based results to exclude non-cash impairment charges. This adjustment is not in accordance with or an alternative for GAAP. This adjustment is provided to enhance an overall understanding of the Company's financial performance for the applicable periods and are indicators management uses for planning and forecasting future periods.
The excluded items represent non-cash impairment charges associated with the write-down of the Company's Teva goodwill and trademarks and TSUBO goodwill and trademarks because management does not believe these expenses are indicative of the Company's core business. Even though such items have occurred in the past and may recur in future periods, it is driven by events that are not directly related to the Company's ongoing core business operations. These financial measures are not to be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.
SOURCE: Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Tom George, 805-967-7611
Chief Financial Officer
Chad Jacobs/Brendon Frey, 203-682-8200