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Coach Reports Second Quarter Earnings Per Share of $1.23

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Coach Reports Second Quarter Earnings Per Share of $1.2307:00 EST Wednesday, January 23, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH, SEHK: 6388), a leading marketer of modern classic American accessories, today announced sales of $1.50 billion for its second fiscal quarter ended December 29, 2012, compared with $1.45 billion reported in the same period of the prior year, an increase of 4%. On a constant currency basis sales rose 5% for the quarter. Net income for the period totaled $353 million, with earnings per diluted share of $1.23. This compared to net income of $347 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.18 in the prior year's second quarter, increases of 2% and 5%, respectively. Lew Frankfort, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. said, “During the holiday quarter we drove modest growth and continued to gain overall traction on our key strategies. We posted strong international results, leveraged the Men's opportunity globally and strengthened our digital capabilities. However, we were disappointed by our performance in North America, where the holiday season proved challenging. Most broadly, the consumer was impacted by a muted macroeconomic environment, while in the Women's handbag category competition intensified and promotional activity increased. Importantly, we maintained our pricing strategies despite the retail climate, protecting our brand proposition.” “Over the last decade we have built Coach into a leading international accessories company with a loyal and highly engaged consumer franchise. Our customers recognize the Coach brand for its authenticity, innovation and relevance. We're now transforming Coach into a global lifestyle brand, anchored in accessories. We've been strengthening our teams to enhance and build out the Coach experience through product, retail environments and integrated marketing communications. This comprehensive approach will continue to add excitement and cachet to the brand.” For the second fiscal quarter, operating income totaled $527 million, up 5% from the $501 million reported on a GAAP basis in the comparable year ago period, while the operating margin was 35.0% versus 34.6% reported in the prior year. During the quarter, gross profit increased 4% to $1.09 billion from $1.05 billion a year ago. Gross margin remained strong at 72.2%, even with the prior year. SG&A expenses as a percentage of net sales was 37.2%, compared to the 37.6% reported in the year-ago quarter. During the year-ago quarter, the company recorded certain items which yielded a substantially lower tax rate decreasing Coach's provision for taxes. As a result, it made charitable contributions which precisely offset the benefit of the tax settlement to net income and earnings per share. Therefore, on a non-GAAP basis, excluding these items, operating income for the prior year's second quarter was $521 million with a 36.0% operating margin and the SG&A expense ratio was 36.2%. The increase in the SG&A expense ratio compared to prior year on a non-GAAP basis reflected the acquisition of retail businesses in Asia. The company also announced that during the second fiscal quarter, it repurchased and retired nearly four million shares of its common stock at an average cost of $56.63, spending a total of $225 million and taking the year-to-date total to $400 million. At the end of the period, approximately $1.4 billion remained under the company's current repurchase authorization. For the six months ended December 29, 2012, net sales were $2.67 billion, up 7% from the $2.50 billion reported in the first six months of fiscal 2012. Net income totaled $574 million, up 2% from the $562 million reported a year ago, while earnings per share rose 5% to $2.00 from $1.90. Second fiscal quarter sales results in each of Coach's primary channels of distribution were as follows: Total North American sales increased 1%, to $1.08 billion from $1.07 billion last year. North American direct sales rose 2% for the quarter with comparable store sales down 2%. At POS, sales in North American department stores were modestly below prior year while shipments into this channel declined. International sales increased 12% to $411 million from $368 million last year.China results continued very strong, with total sales growing 40% and comparable store sales rising at a double-digit rate. Shipments into international wholesale accounts declined modestly, while underlying POS sales trends remained robust. In Japan, sales declined 2% on a constant-currency basis, while dollar sales were 7% below the prior year, reflecting the weaker yen. During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, in North America, the company opened two retail locations - including the first company operated concession in Macy's Herald Square – as well as 15 factory stores including four Men's factory stores. This brought the total to 356 retail stores and 189 factory stores as of December 29, 2012. In China, 13new locations were opened during the quarter, all on the mainland, bringing the total to 117. In Japan, Coach opened five net locations taking the total to 193 at the end of the quarter. In addition, at quarter-end, the company operated seven locations in Singapore, 27 in Taiwan, 10 in Malaysia and 48 in Korea. Mr. Frankfort continued, “Our international growth remained robust, led by China, which is on course to generate at least $400 million in sales this year. In addition, we're pleased with the growth of our Men's business, which is on track togenerate sales of over $600 million globally in FY13, up about 50%.” “Looking ahead, we're confident in our ability to address the near-term challenges in North America while leveraging the global opportunity, as we continue to evolve the Coach brand,” Mr. Frankfort concluded. Coach will host a conference call to review second fiscal quarter results at 8:30 a.m. (ET) today, January 23, 2013. Interested parties may listen to the webcast by accessing on the Internet or dialing into 1-888-405-2080 or 1-210-795-9977 and asking for the Coach earnings call led by Andrea Shaw Resnick, SVP of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications. A telephone replay will be available starting at 12:00 noon today, for a period of five business days. The number to call is 1-866-352-7723 or 1-203-369-0080. A webcast replay of this call will be available for five business days on the Coach website. Coach, with headquarters in New York, is a leading American marketer of fine accessories and gifts for women and men, including handbags, men's bags, women's and men's small leathergoods, weekend and travel accessories, footwear, watches, outerwear, scarves, sunwear, fragrance, jewelry and related accessories. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach's website at Coach's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach's Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388. Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.This press release contains forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "intend," “ahead,” "estimate," "on track," “on course,” "are positioned to," "continue," "project," "guidance," “target,” "forecast," "anticipated," or comparable terms. Future results may differ materially from management's current expectations, based upon risks and uncertainties such as expected economic trends, the ability to anticipate consumer preferences, the ability to control costs, etc. Please refer to Coach's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for a complete list of risk factors.                         COACH, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOMEFor the Quarters and Six Months Ended December 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011(in thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)   QUARTER ENDEDSIX MONTHS ENDEDDecember 29,December 31,December 29,December 31,2012201120122011   Net sales $ 1,503,774 $ 1,448,649 $ 2,665,124 $ 2,499,008   Cost of sales   418,392     403,438     734,574     689,144     Gross profit 1,085,382 1,045,211 1,930,550 1,809,864   Selling, general and administrative expenses   558,805     544,310     1,072,256     986,997     Operating income 526,577 500,901 858,294 822,867   Interest income (expense), net 266 (16 ) 302 98   Other expense   (1,505 )   (1,755 )   (3,577 )   (3,231 )   Income before provision for income taxes 525,338 499,130 855,019 819,734   Provision for income taxes   172,574     151,635     280,874     257,256     Net income $ 352,764   $ 347,495   $ 574,145   $ 562,478     Net income per share   Basic $ 1.25   $ 1.20   $ 2.02   $ 1.94     Diluted $ 1.23   $ 1.18   $ 2.00   $ 1.90     Shares used in computing net income per share   Basic   282,693     289,812     283,630     289,578     Diluted   286,223     295,509     287,358     295,572                       COACH, INC.GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONFor the Quarters Ended December 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011(in thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)   QUARTER ENDEDDecember 29, 2012December 31, 2011GAAP BasisGAAP BasisTaxCharitableNon-GAAP Basis(As Reported)(As Reported)AdjustmentContribution(Excluding Items)   Selling, general and administrative expenses $ 558,805 $ 544,310 $ - $ 20,270 $ 524,040   Operating income $ 526,577 $ 500,901 $ - $ (20,270 ) $ 521,171   Income before provision for income taxes $ 525,338 $ 499,130 $ - $ (20,270 ) $ 519,400   Provision for income taxes $ 172,574 $ 151,635 $ (12,365 ) $ (7,905 ) $ 171,905   Net income $ 352,764 $ 347,495 $ 12,365 $ (12,365 ) $ 347,495   Diluted Net income per share $ 1.23 $ 1.18 $ 0.04 $ (0.04 ) $ 1.18                     COACH, INC.GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONFor the Six Months Ended December 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011(in thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)   SIX MONTHS ENDEDDecember 29, 2012December 31, 2011GAAP BasisGAAP BasisTaxCharitableNon-GAAP Basis(As Reported)(As Reported)AdjustmentContribution(Excluding Items)   Selling, general and administrative expenses $ 1,072,256 $ 986,997 $ - $ 20,270 $ 966,727   Operating income $ 858,294 $ 822,867 $ - $ (20,270 ) $ 843,137   Income before provision for income taxes $ 855,019 $ 819,734 $ - $ (20,270 ) $ 840,004   Provision for income taxes $ 280,874 $ 257,256 $ (12,365 ) $ (7,905 ) $ 277,526   Net income $ 574,145 $ 562,478 $ 12,365 $ (12,365 ) $ 562,478   Diluted Net income per share $ 2.00 $ 1.90 $ 0.04 $ (0.04 ) $ 1.90                     COACH, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSAt December 29, 2012, June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011(in thousands)(unaudited)   December 29,June 30,December 31,201220122011ASSETS   Cash, cash equivalents and short term investments $ 858,657 $     917,215 $ 1,085,595 Receivables 223,041 174,462 212,041 Inventories 493,659 504,490 429,031 Other current assets   273,010       208,361   169,339   Total current assets 1,848,367 1,804,528 1,896,006   Property and equipment, net 701,273 644,449 595,829 Other noncurrent assets   729,789       655,344   609,050   Total assets $ 3,279,429 $     3,104,321 $ 3,100,885   LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   Accounts payable $ 152,571 $ 155,387 $ 136,731 Accrued liabilities 594,140 540,398 673,461 Current portion of long-term debt   22,225       22,375   804   Total current liabilities 768,936 718,160 810,996   Long-term debt 485 985 23,165 Other liabilities 427,676 392,245 397,998   Stockholders' equity   2,082,332       1,992,931   1,868,726   Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,279,429 $     3,104,321 $ 3,100,885   CoachAnalysts & Media:Andrea Shaw Resnick, 212-629-2618SVP Investor Relations & Corporate Communications