The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from Business Wire

Deckers Outdoor Corporation Reports Record Second Quarter Financial Results

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <b>Company Reports Second Quarter Sales Increased 33.7% to a Record of $137.1 Million</b> </p> <p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <b>Second Quarter Diluted EPS Increased 155.6% to a Record $0.23 on a Post-Split Basis, Compared to Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.09 a Year Ago on a Post-Split Basis, Which Excluded a Non-Cash Impairment on Intangible Assets</b> </p> <p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <b>Company Raises 2010 Sales and Earnings Outlook</b> </p>

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Deckers Outdoor Corporation Reports Record Second Quarter Financial Results16:00 EDT Thursday, July 22, 2010 GOLETA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. Second Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 33.7% to $137.1 million versus $102.5 million last year. Gross margin improved 450 basis points to 44.3% versus 39.8% a year ago. Diluted EPS increased 155.6% to $0.23 compared to non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.09 a year ago, which excluded a pre-tax non-cash impairment of $1.0 million on intangible assets, or $0.02 per diluted share. The Company completed a three-for-one stock split, in the form of a stock dividend paid on July 2, 2010. All share and per share data in this release and accompanying tables have been adjusted to reflect the impact of such split for all periods presented. UGG® brand sales increased 34.6% to $100.2 million versus $74.4 million last year. Teva® brand sales increased 38.4% to $31.2 million compared to $22.6 million last year. International sales increased 54.8% to $71.8 million versus $46.4 million a year ago. Retail sales increased 63.1% to $10.0 million compared to $6.1 million last year; same store sales rose 19.2%. Angel Martinez, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated: “Our business continued to perform very well during the second quarter with sales, margins and earnings all coming in above plan. We were particularly pleased with the pace of sales for the UGG brand overseas. After a solid spring season, we began shipping the fall line to distributors and we are confident that our diversified product offering is gaining important traction in international markets. At the same time, the strong momentum Teva experienced to start the year carried forward into the second quarter, especially in our domestic wholesale channel as the brand continues to benefit from a more complete collection of open and closed toe footwear and improved shelf space. The performance of our retail stores was also very encouraging with the growing year round demand for the UGG brand driving higher sell-through rates. We are excited with exceeding our financial objectives for the first six months of the year, and as we pass the half-way mark of 2010, we are confident we can continue to drive earnings growth as our sales base increases.” Division SummaryUGG® Brand UGG brand net sales for the second quarter increased 34.6% to $100.2 million compared to $74.4 million for the same period last year. The sales gain was primarily attributable to an increase in global shipments of fall product versus the same period a year ago, combined with solid sales of the spring line at company owned retail stores. Teva® Brand Teva brand net sales increased 38.4% to $31.2 million for the second quarter compared to $22.6 million for the same period last year. The increase in sales was driven by higher reorders of the expanded spring line of open and closed toe footwear in the second quarter compared with the year ago period, as well as from the Company assuming control of direct distribution in the Benelux region. Other Brands Combined net sales of the Company's other brands were $5.6 million for both the second quarter of 2010 and 2009. eCommerce Sales for the eCommerce business, which are included in the brand sales numbers above, were $5.2 million for the second quarter of 2010 compared to $5.3 million for the same period last year. Retail Stores Sales for the retail store business, which are included in the brand sales numbers above, increased 63.1% to $10.0 million for the second quarter compared to $6.1 million for the same period last year, driven by five new stores and a same store sales increase of 19.2% for those stores that were open for the full three month periods ended June 30, 2009 and 2010. Full-Year 2010 Outlook Based on better than expected second quarter results combined with higher projected sales for the UGG and Teva brands, the Company is raising its full-year outlook. The Company now expects its full-year revenue to increase approximately 14% over 2009 levels, compared to previous guidance of approximately 13%. The Company now expects its full-year diluted earnings per share to increase approximately 16% over the non-GAAP diluted EPS of $2.98 in 2009, compared to previous guidance of approximately 11%. This guidance assumes a gross profit margin of approximately 49% and SG&A as a percentage of sales of approximately 26%. The non-GAAP diluted EPS of $2.98 in 2009 has been adjusted to reflect the three-for-one stock split, in the form of a stock dividend, that took effect in July 2010, and excluded pre-tax non-cash impairment charges of $1.0 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, as discussed in the related earnings release. Fiscal 2010 guidance includes estimates of incremental expenses and a shift in sales of approximately $8.0 million, or approximately $0.13 per diluted share, associated with the transition to wholesale sales for the Teva brand in the Benelux region and France, and incremental expenses and a shift in sales from 2010 to 2011 associated with the upcoming transitions for the UGG and Simple brands in January 2011 to wholesale sales in the United Kingdom, the Benelux region and France. Fiscal 2010 guidance also assumes an effective tax rate of 36.5% compared to 36.2% in 2009 due to the impact on international income from the aforementioned incremental expenses and shift in profit. Third and Fourth Quarter Outlook The Company currently expects third quarter 2010 revenue and diluted EPS to increase approximately 15% and 4%, respectively, over 2009 levels. This guidance assumes a gross profit margin of approximately 46% and SG&A as a percentage of sales of approximately 25%. The Company currently expects fourth quarter 2010 revenue and diluted EPS to increase approximately 8% and 8%, respectively, over 2009 levels. This guidance assumes a gross profit margin of approximately 52% and SG&A as a percentage of sales of approximately 21%. The Company's conference call to review second quarter fiscal 2010 results will be broadcast live over the internet today, Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time. The broadcast will be hosted at www.deckers.com and 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®, Simple® Shoes, UGG® Australia, TSUBO®, and Ahnu® 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. In addition, the results reported in this release may differ from actual results filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 if material events or circumstances occur between now and our SEC filing. Those risks and uncertainties include, among others: the continued decline of the global economy; the ability to realize returns on our new and existing retail stores; our ability to anticipate fashion trends; a decline in wholesaler, distributer, or direct consumer demand or inventory needs; impairment charges related to a decline in the value of our brands' intangible assets below 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; volatile credit and equity markets; liquidity and market risks for our cash equivalents and short-term investments; the risk of losing key personnel or the interruption of key information technology systems; a delay, increase in cost, or interruption in the delivery of merchandise to our customers; the sensitivity of our sales to seasonal and weather conditions; and we could be subject to additional income tax liabilities. 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, 2009, which the Company filed with the SEC on March 1, 2010, and under “Risk Factors” in any subsequent filings with the SEC. 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 CORPORATIONAND SUBSIDIARIESCondensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(Unaudited)(Amounts in thousands)             June 30,December 31,Assets20102009   Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 333,745 315,862 Restricted cash 200 300 Short-term investments - 26,120 Trade accounts receivable, net 81,647 76,427 Inventories 120,460 85,356 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,725 7,210 Deferred tax assets 9,712 9,712 Total current assets 552,489 520,987   Restricted cash 250 400 Property and equipment, at cost, net 37,367 35,442 Intangible assets, net 25,448 23,940 Deferred tax assets 16,704 16,704 Other assets 2,284 1,570   Total assets $ 634,542 599,043   Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   Current liabilities: Trade accounts payable $ 79,953 47,331 Accrued payroll 12,850 20,869 Other accrued expenses 6,023 12,985 Income taxes payable 5,844 19,685 Total current liabilities 104,670 100,870   Long-term liabilities 6,891 6,269   Stockholders' equity: Deckers Outdoor Corporation stockholders' equity: Common stock 387 129 Additional paid-in capital 132,892 125,431 Retained earnings 389,530 365,304 Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (563) 494 Total Deckers Outdoor Corporation stockholders' equity 522,246 491,358 Noncontrolling interest 735 546 Total equity 522,981 491,904   Total liabilities and equity $ 634,542 599,043     DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATIONAND SUBSIDIARIESCondensed Consolidated Statements of Income(Unaudited)(Amounts in thousands, except for per share data)             Three-month period endedSix-month period endedJune 30,June 30,2010200920102009   Net sales $ 137,059 102,548 292,986 236,774 Cost of sales 76,316 61,763 154,336 137,076 Gross profit 60,743 40,785 138,650 99,698   Selling, general and administrative expenses 47,527 36,560 96,613 76,147 Impairment loss - 1,000 - 1,000 Income from operations 13,216 3,225 42,037 22,551   Other income, net 497 1,239 562 1,837 Income before income taxes 13,713 4,464 42,599 24,388   Income tax expense 4,803 1,697 15,549 9,268   Net income 8,910 2,767 27,050 15,120 Net loss (income) attributable to the noncontrolling interest 56 112 (189) 99   Net income attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation $ 8,966 2,879 26,861 15,219   Net income per share attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation common stockholders: Basic $ 0.23 0.07 0.69 0.39 Diluted $ 0.23 0.07 0.69 0.38   Weighted-average common shares: Basic 38,667 39,348 38,649 39,309 Diluted 39,081 39,630 39,081 39,624   DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATIONAND SUBSIDIARIESReconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures(Unaudited)(Amounts in thousands, except for per share data)       Three-monthTwelve-monthperiod endedperiod endedJune 30, 2009December 31, 2009GAAP Presentation Net income attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation $ 2,879 116,786   Net income per share attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation common stockholders: Basic $ 0.07 2.99 Diluted $ 0.07 2.96   Weighted-average shares: Basic 39,348 39,024 Diluted 39,630 39,393   Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures Income before income taxes $ 4,464 183,223   Add back impairment charges 1,000 1,000   Income before income taxes, excluding impairment charges 5,464 184,223   Income tax expense (1) 2,076 66,666   Net income excluding impairment charges 3,388 117,557   Net loss (income) attributable to the noncontrolling interest 112 (133)   Net income excluding impairment charges attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation $ 3,500 117,424   Net income per share excluding impairment charges attributable to Deckers Outdoor Corporation common stockholders: Basic $ 0.09 3.01 Diluted $ 0.09 2.98   (1) The non-GAAP income tax expense assumes the same effective tax rate as the GAAP income tax expense for the 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 TSUBO 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.