GOLETA, Calif., Apr 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
First Quarter Review
"Our first quarter performance was mixed versus our expectations," stated Angel Martinez, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors. "Sales growth was driven by the addition of the Sanuk brand combined with increased demand for the UGG brand spring line, partially offset by softness in boots due to the unusually warm weather. The difference in the channel mix versus projections, along with some higher closeouts for the Teva brand and non-Classic UGG brand styles, put some additional pressure on overall gross margins on top of the higher product costs we had forecasted."
"We'll soon be completing our fall booking process and we're encouraged by the level of domestic wholesale commitments for the UGG brand collection to date particularly given the mild winter," continued Martinez. "While we believe that the macroeconomic conditions in Europe have created a difficult selling environment, we remain optimistic about our future prospects throughout the continent. Looking ahead, I have confidence that we can continue to successfully navigate through the near-term challenges facing some areas of our business, while continuing to execute against our strategic plan aimed at delivering consistent sales and earnings growth over the long-term."
UGG brand net sales for the first quarter increased 6.5% to $158.1 million compared to $148.4 million for the same period last year. The sales growth was primarily attributable to an increase in sales at company-owned retail stores.
Teva brand net sales for the first quarter decreased 1.1% to $49.8 million compared to $50.4 million for the same period last year. Record domestic wholesale sales and growth in domestic eCommerce sales were offset by a decline in international wholesale sales.
Sanuk brand net sales were $32.4 million for the first quarter of 2012. The Company's financial results include the Sanuk operations beginning July 1, 2011, the acquisition date.
Combined net sales of the Company's other brands were $6.0 million for the first quarter of 2012 and the same period last year. First quarter 2011 results included the Simple(R) brand, which we ceased distributing at the end of 2011.
Sales for the retail store business, which are included in the brand sales numbers above, increased 30.6% to $46.2 million for the first quarter compared to $35.4 million for the same period last year. This increase was driven by 19 new stores opened after the first quarter of 2011. Same store domestic sales were up high single-digits on a percentage basis for the thirteen weeks ending April 1, 2012 compared to the thirteen weeks ending April 3, 2011, while comparable sales in Asia and the UK were down due, in large part, to the unusually warm weather and the ongoing macroeconomic challenges in the UK. Company-wide same store sales remained flat year over year.
Sales for the eCommerce business, which are included in the brand sales numbers above, decreased 7.5% to $21.7 million for the first quarter compared to $23.5 million for the same period last year. The decrease in sales was driven primarily by decreased sales of the UGG brand boot collections due to the unusually warm weather , partially offset by higher sales of UGG brand spring styles and double digit growth in Teva brand sales.
At March 31, 2012, cash and cash equivalents were $228.6 million compared to $437.9 million at March 31, 2011. The decrease in cash and cash equivalents is primarily attributable to $153.5 million of cash payments associated with the Sanuk brand acquisition, $39.9 million of cash payments for stock repurchases, and $21.6 million of cash payments for the new headquarters facility.
Inventories at March 31, 2012 increased 94.6% to $208.5 million from $107.1 million at March 31, 2011. By brand, UGG inventory increased $90.1 million to $159.0 million at March 31, 2012, Teva inventory increased $0.1 million to $30.8 million at March 31, 2012, and our other brands' inventory decreased $0.9 million to $6.6 million at March 31, 2012. Sanuk brand inventories were $12.1 million at March 31, 2012. The increase in inventory from a year ago is primarily due to the growth of fall 2012 UGG brand inventory resulting from the growth of our consumer direct division, carryover product from the 2011 holiday period which will be utilized to fulfill orders during 2012, an increase in product costs, and the addition of the Sanuk brand.
Goodwill and net intangible assets increased to $212.3 million at March 31, 2012 compared to $26.5 million at March 31, 2011, primarily due to the acquisition of the Sanuk brand.
Stock Repurchase Program
During the first quarter of 2012, the Company repurchased approximately 274,000 shares of its common stock under its stock repurchase program for a total of $20.0 million. As of March 31, 2012, the Company had $80.0 million authorized repurchase funds remaining under its $100.0 million stock repurchase program announced in February 2012. Depending on market conditions and other factors, such repurchases may be commenced or suspended at any time without prior notice.
Full-Year 2012 Outlook
Based on first quarter results combined primarily with lower international wholesale projections, the Company is revising its full year outlook.
Second Quarter Outlook
The Company's conference call to review first quarter 2012 results will be broadcast live over the internet today, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time. The broadcast will be hosted at www.deckers.com. You can access the broadcast by clicking on the "Investors" tab and then clicking on the microphone icon on the right side of the screen. The broadcast will be available for at least 30 days following the conference call. You can also access the broadcast at www.earnings.com.
About the Company
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. UGG(R) Australia, Teva(R), Sanuk(R), TSUBO(R), Ahnu(R), and MOZO(R) are registered trademarks of Deckers Outdoor Corporation.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains statements regarding our expectations, beliefs and views about our future financial performance, brand strategies and cost structure 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," "assume," 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, cash flows, the outlook for the Company's markets and the demand for its products. The forward-looking statements in this press release regarding our future financial performance, brand strategies and cost structure 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 results in the future may differ materially from the future financial performance expected at the current time. In addition, the results reported in this press release may differ from actual results filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 if material events or circumstances occur between now and the date of our SEC filing. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the recent financial crisis and current global economic uncertainty; the ability to realize returns on our new and existing retail stores; our ability to accurately forecast consumer demand; our ability to anticipate fashion trends; impairment losses on our goodwill, other intangible assets, or tangible assets; flaws, shortages, or price fluctuations of raw materials that could interrupt product manufacturing and increase product costs; the risks of international commerce of manufacturing in China and Vietnam; the risks of conducting business outside the US, including foreign currency and global liquidity risks; the international markets we sell to are subject to compliance with a variety of laws and political and economic risks; risks related to international trade, import regulations, and security procedures, including unexpected costs and other barriers to markets and impact of free trade agreements; our ability to implement our growth strategies, including our ability to successfully integrate newly acquired businesses or convert international distributors to wholesale models; the success of our customers and the risk of losing one or more of our key customers; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights or deter counterfeiting; our dependence on independent manufacturers to maintain a continuous supply of finished goods that meet our quality standards; liquidity and market risks for our cash and cash equivalents; the risk of attracting or retaining key personnel; the interruption of key business processes and supporting information systems; loss of our warehouses; the impact of increases in petroleum and other energy prices, or demand for ocean containers or other means of transportation; the sensitivity of our sales to seasonal and weather conditions; we could be subject to additional income tax liabilities; our ability to compete effectively with our competition; and the volatility of our common stock. 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, 2011, which the Company filed with the SEC on February 29, 2012, and under "Risk Factors" in any subsequent SEC filings. 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.
|DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(Amounts in thousands)|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||228,571||263,606|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||108,162||193,375|
|Other current assets||76,995||84,540|
|Deferred tax assets||14,414||14,414|
|Total current assets||647,681||817,902|
|Property and equipment, net||94,019||90,257|
|Other intangible assets, net||92,289||94,449|
|Deferred tax assets||14,064||13,223|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Trade accounts payable||$||41,630||110,853|
|Other accrued expenses||40,346||57,744|
|Income taxes payable||85||30,888|
|Total current liabilities||95,141||232,079|
|Deckers Outdoor Corporation stockholders' equity:|
|Additional paid-in capital||148,706||144,684|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(2,060||)||(1,730||)|
|Total Deckers Outdoor Corporation stockholders' equity||827,517||835,936|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||980,371||1,146,196|
|DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income|
|(Amounts in thousands, except for per share data)|
|Three-month period ended|
|Cost of sales||133,018||102,373|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||101,355||74,283|
|Income from operations||11,933||28,195|
|Other income, net||(401||)||(138||)|
|Income before income taxes||12,334||28,333|
|Income tax expense||4,299||8,500|
|Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax|
|Unrealized loss on foreign currency hedging||(1,068||)||(2,716||)|
|Foreign currency translation adjustment||738||(252||)|
|Total other comprehensive loss||(330||)||(2,968||)|
|Net income attributable to:|
|Deckers Outdoor Corporation||7,887||19,178|
|Comprehensive income attributable to:|
|Deckers Outdoor Corporation||7,557||16,210|
|Net income per share attributable to Deckers|
|Outdoor Corporation common stockholders:|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding:|
SOURCE: Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Tom George, 805-967-7611
Chief Financial Officer
Brendon Frey, 203-682-8200