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Michael Kors Holdings Limited Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Third Quarter Total Revenue Increased 68% to $373.6 million; Comparable Store Sales Increased 38%; Third Quarter Diluted EPS of $0.20</b> </p>

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Michael Kors Holdings Limited Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results07:00 EST Tuesday, February 14, 2012 HONG KONG (Business Wire) -- Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) (the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the third quarter fiscal 2012 ended December 31, 2011. For the third quarter ended December 31, 2011: Total revenue for the third quarter increased 67.9% to $373.6 million from $222.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Retail net sales increased 82.8% to $199.4 million driven by 75 new store openings since the end of the third quarter of last year and a 38.0% increase in comparable stores sales. Wholesale net sales increased 55.0% to $154.6 million and royalty revenue increased 44.0% to $19.6 million. Gross profit for the quarter increased 75.1% to $221.9 million, and as a percentage of total revenue gross profit was 59.4% for the quarter as compared to 57.0% in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Operating income for the quarter increased 43.7% to $64.6 million as compared to $44.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. As a percentage of total revenue operating income was 17.3% as compared to 20.2% in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Operating income for the third quarter fiscal 2012 included a $15.9 million equity compensation charge associated with equity grants for periods prior to the third quarter and $5.2 million in expenses associated with the Company's initial public offering (“IPO”). Excluding these charges, operating income for the quarter was $85.7 million and as a percentage of total revenue was 22.9%. Net income was $39.0 million or $0.20 per diluted share based on a weighted average diluted share count of 193.6 million. Excluding the aforementioned equity compensation charge and IPO-related expenses, net income was $53.6 million or $0.28 per diluted share. This compares to $27.8 million or $0.16 per diluted share based on 179.2 million in weighted average diluted shares in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. The Company opened 28 new retail stores during the third quarter of fiscal 2012. At December 31, 2011, the Company operated 231 retail stores, including concessions, compared to 156 retail stores at the end of the same prior-year period. John Idol, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with our third quarter sales and earnings growth. Our results were driven by strong performance across each of our retail, wholesale and licensing segments. Our North American comparable store sales growth was 38.0% over the third quarter of last year. These results reflect the strong demand for the Michael Kors luxury brand, our exciting assortment of fashion merchandise and our exceptional jet-set in-store experience. Along with sustaining strong comparable store sales results in North America, we also delivered significant growth in our wholesale segment. In Europe, revenues tripled in the third quarter as a result of a 34.4% comparable store sales increase over last year, in addition to strong performance in the wholesale operations. In Japan, we are cautiously encouraged by our results for this business which is in the start-up phase. Licensing revenue grew 44.0% due to strong sales of our products during the holiday season led by the Michael Kors watch line. We are uniquely positioned to continue to build our global, luxury lifestyle brand and we have tremendous opportunity for growth.” For the first nine months ended December 31, 2011: Total revenue for the first nine months increased 63.7% to $922.3 million from $563.3 million in the same period of fiscal 2011. Gross profit for the first nine months increased 71.2% to $534.0 million, and as a percentage of total revenue gross profit increased to 57.9% as compared to 55.4% in the same period of fiscal 2011. Operating income for the first nine months increased 79.2% to $168.8 million, and as a percentage of total revenue was 18.3% compared to 16.7% of total revenue in the same period of fiscal 2011. Excluding a $10.6 million equity compensation charge associated with equity grants for periods prior to the nine month period, $5.2 million in expenses associated with the Company's IPO, and a $10.7 million charge related to the employee stock option redemption associated with the private placement, operating income for the first nine months of fiscal 2012 was $195.3 million or 21.2% as a percentage of total revenue. Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2012 was $103.8 million or $0.56 per diluted share based on 186.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Excluding the aforementioned charges, net income was $121.8 million or $0.65 per diluted share. Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 was $55.1 million or $0.31 per diluted share based on 179.2 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Outlook For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company expects total revenue to be in the range of $350 million to $355 million. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.10 to $0.12 for the quarter. This assumes 197.0 million diluted weighted-average shares outstanding and a 40% tax rate. For fiscal 2012, the Company expects total revenue to be in the range of $1.27 billion to $1.28 billion. Excluding the effect of the aforementioned one-time charges, which impacted diluted earnings per share by $0.09, diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.74 to $0.76 for the year. This assumes 190.0 million diluted weighted-average shares outstanding and a 40% tax rate. Conference Call Information A conference call to discuss third quarter results is scheduled for today, February 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. EST. A replay of the call will be available today at 11:00 a.m. EST; to access the replay, dial 1-877-870-5176 for domestic callers or dial 1-858-384-5517 for international callers and enter access code 2712242. The conference call will also be webcast live in the investor relations section of www.michaelkors.com. The webcast will be accessible on the website for approximately 90 days after the call. About Michael Kors Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready to wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors, KORS Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men's and women's ready to wear, and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are located in some of the most prestigious cities in the world, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements.You should not place undue reliance on such statements because they are subject to numerous uncertainties and factors relating to the Company's operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control. Forward-looking statements include information concerning the Company's possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of its business strategy.These statements often include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate” or similar expressions.The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on assumptions that the Company has made in light of management's experience in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that it believes are appropriate under the circumstances.You should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect its actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those in these forward-looking statements. These factors are more fully discussed in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in the Company's Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-178282).               MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(In thousands, except share and per share data)(Unaudited)   Schedule 1   Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended December 31, January 1, December 31, January 1, 2011 2011 2011 2011     Net sales $ 353,988 $ 208,824 $ 874,195 $ 531,264 Royalty revenue   19,618     13,628     48,069     32,072   Total revenue 373,606 222,452 922,264 563,336 Cost of goods sold   151,701     95,688     388,290     251,392   Gross profit 221,905 126,764 533,974 311,944 Total operating expenses   157,318     81,833     365,133     217,712   Income from operations 64,587 44,931 168,841 94,232 Interest expense, net 452 468 1,112 1,698 Foreign currency income   (2,191 )   (2,421 )   (3,920 )   (2,808 ) Income before provision for income taxes 66,326 46,884 171,649 95,342 Provision for income taxes   27,295     19,094     67,897     40,209   Net income 39,031 27,790 103,752 55,133 Net income applicable to preference shareholders   7,032     5,990     21,227     11,884   Net income available for ordinary shareholders $ 31,999   $ 21,800   $ 82,525   $ 43,249     Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding: Basic 154,738,356 140,554,377 147,282,778 140,554,377 Diluted 193,583,954 179,177,268 186,780,461 179,177,268   Net income per ordinary share (1): Basic $ 0.21 $ 0.16 $ 0.56 $ 0.31 Diluted $ 0.20 $ 0.16 $ 0.56 $ 0.31   Statements of Comprehensive Income: Net income $ 39,031 $ 27,790 $ 103,752 $ 55,133 Foreign currency translation adjustments   (1,345 )   (2,342 )   (6,999 )   (895 ) Comprehensive income $ 37,686   $ 25,448   $ 96,753   $ 54,238   (1)     The calculation for basic earnings per ordinary share is based on net income available for ordinary shareholders divided by basic ordinary shares. The calculation for diluted earnings per share is based on net income divided by diluted shares.       MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(In thousands, except share data)(Unaudited)   Schedule 2   December 31, April 2, Assets 2011 2011 Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 105,668 $ 21,065 Receivables, net 88,762 80,081 Inventories 160,800 117,173 Deferred tax assets 11,589 7,322 Prepaid expenses and other current assets   29,509     19,757 Total current assets 396,328 245,398 Property and equipment, net 155,728 119,323 Intangible assets, net 14,552 15,796 Goodwill 14,005 14,005 Deferred tax assets 2,416 1,951 Other assets   7,330     3,022 Total assets $ 590,359   $ 399,495   Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities Revolving line of credit $ 15,539 $ 12,765 Accounts payable 79,203 52,873 Accrued payroll and payroll related expenses 22,098 26,100 Accrued income taxes 10,338 18,701 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   38,062     17,286 Total current liabilities 165,240 127,725 Note payable to parent - 101,650 Deferred rent 39,123 29,381 Deferred tax liabilities 6,748 5,495 Other long-term liabilities   3,987     3,218 Total liabilities 215,098 267,469 Commitments and contingencies Contingently redeemable ordinary shares - 6,706   Shareholders' equity Convertible preference shares, no par value; 10,163,920 shares issued and outstanding at April 2, 2011. - - Ordinary shares, no par value; 650,000,000 shares authorized, and 191,049,948 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011, and 140,554,377 shares issued and outstanding at April 2, 2011. - - Additional paid-in capital 193,188 40,000 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (2,966 ) 4,033 Retained earnings   185,039     81,287 Total shareholders' equity   375,261     125,320 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 590,359   $ 399,495           MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIESSUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR NON-GAAP MEASURES– CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME(In thousands, except share and per share data)(Unaudited)   Schedule 3   Reconciliation of income from operations, as reported to income from operations, as adjusted   Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended December 31, January 1, December 31, January 1, 2011 2011 2011 2011   Income from operations $ 64,587 $ 44,931 $ 168,841 $ 94,232 Add back adjustment for one time charges: Stock option expense 15,900 - 10,600 - IPO fees 5,170 - 5,170 - Employee stock option redemption - private placement   -     -   10,690     - Income from operations, as adjusted $ 85,657   $ 44,931 $ 195,301   $ 94,232         Reconciliation of net income, as reported to net income, adjusted   Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended December 31, January 1, December 31, January 1, 2011 2011 2011 2011   Net income $ 39,031 $ 27,790 $ 103,752 $ 55,133 Add back adjustment for one time charges: Stock option expense 15,900 - 10,600 - IPO fees 5,170 - 5,170 - Employee stock option redemption - private placement - - 10,690 - Less tax benefit on above   (6,543 )   -   (8,421 )   - Net income, as adjusted $ 53,558   $ 27,790 $ 121,791   $ 55,133   Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding: Diluted 193,583,954 179,177,268 186,780,461 179,177,268   Net income per ordinary share, as adjusted: Diluted $ 0.28 $ 0.16 $ 0.65 $ 0.31 Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company provides non-GAAP operating results that exclude certain charges or credits such as transaction expenses related to the Company's IPO, Stock option expense and other offering fees. These amounts are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP. The Company's management believes that these measures provide investors with transparency by helping illustrate the underlying financial and business trends relating to the Company's results of operations and financial condition and comparability between current and prior periods. Management uses the measures to establish and monitor budgets and operational goals and to evaluate the performance of the Company. Please see the “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations” tables that accompany this document for a full reconciliation the Company's GAAP to non-GAAP results.         MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED SEGMENT DATA(In thousands)(Unaudited)   Schedule 4   Three Months EndedNine Months EndedDecember 31,January 1,December 31,January 1,2011201120112011Revenue by Region: North America (U.S. and Canada) $ 343,432 $ 213,795 $ 843,902 $ 540,892 Europe 27,590 8,398 72,163 22,051 Other Regions   2,584   259   6,199   393 Total Revenue: $ 373,606 $ 222,452 $ 922,264 $ 563,336   Revenue by Segment: Net sales: Retail $ 199,376 $ 109,067 $ 454,753 $ 248,706 Wholesale 154,612 99,757 419,442 282,558 Licensing   19,618   13,628   48,069   32,072 Total Revenue: $ 373,606 $ 222,452 $ 922,264 $ 563,336   Income from Operations: Retail $ 34,711 $ 27,148 $ 87,892 $ 46,487 Wholesale 17,778 10,641 50,523 31,855 Licensing   12,098   7,142   30,426   15,890 Total Income from Operations $ 64,587 $ 44,931 $ 168,841 $ 94,232   Adjusted Income from Operations*: Retail $ 41,889 $ 27,148 $ 96,125 $ 46,487 Wholesale 30,759 10,641 67,311 31,855 Licensing   13,009   7,142   31,865   15,890 Total Adjusted Income from Operations $ 85,657 $ 44,931 $ 195,301 $ 94,232   *Adjusted results reflect one-time items shown in Schedule 3. Investor Relations:ICR, Inc.Jean Fontana, 203-682-8200jean.fontana@icrinc.comorMedia:For Michael Kors Holdings LimitedLisa Pomerantz, 212-201-8128lisa.pomerantz@michaelkors.com