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G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

<p class='bwalignc'> -- Net Sales Increase 6.6% to $543.5 Million – </p> <p class='bwalignc'> -- Exceeds Guidance with Third Quarter Non-GAAP Net Income Per Share of $2.43 -- </p> <p class='bwalignc'> -- Reports Net Income Per Diluted Share of $2.37, an Increase of 9.7% versus Prior Year -- </p> <p class='bwalignc'> -- Increases Full Year Fiscal 2013 Non-GAAP Net Income Guidance by $0.08 to Between $2.82 and $2.92-- </p>

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results07:00 EST Wednesday, December 05, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: GIII) today announced operating results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 that ended October 31, 2012. For the third quarter ended October 31, 2012, G-III reported that net sales increased by 6.6% to $543.5 million from $510.0 million in the year-ago period. The Company's net income for the third quarter was $48.3 million, or $2.37 per diluted share, compared to net income of $43.6 million, or $2.16 per diluted share, in the prior year's comparable period. On an adjusted basis, excluding expenses associated with the Company's acquisition of Vilebrequin, Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the third quarter was $2.43. A reconciliation of GAAP net income per share to Non-GAAP net income per share is presented in a table accompanying the condensed financial statements included in this release. Morris Goldfarb, G-III's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very pleased to have reported a strong quarter. Even though the hurricane in New York caused an interruption of shipping during our peak days this quarter, we were still able to exceed our earnings targets as a result of realizing higher gross margins. We remain confident in our ability to achieve our forecasts for the year.” Mr. Goldfarb continued, “We are growing through improved penetration and door expansion. We are also excited to continue to reinforce our growth through acquisitions. Vilebrequin is an exceptional global status resort brand that we expect to grow beyond its leadership position in the status men's swim and resort market into a true lifestyle brand.” Mr. Goldfarb concluded, “We have the operating platform, financial capability, strategic relationships and vision to continue to build and diversify our company and the brands with which we are entrusted. In the process, we expect to generate superior returns for our shareholders. We believe we are positioned well for the short-term and are focused on delivering strong results for this fiscal year and years to come. We are executing our strategy for long-term development that is designed to deliver long-term growth in shareholder value, continued diversification and increased profitability.” Outlook The Company today revised its prior guidance for the full fiscal 2013 year ending January 31, 2013. The Company is now forecasting net sales of approximately $1.39 billion compared to its previous guidance of $1.41 billion and net income between $55.5 million and $57.6 million, or between $2.71 and $2.81 per diluted share, compared to its previous guidance of net income between $55.2 million and $57.2 million, or between $2.68 and $2.78 per diluted share. The forecasted net income and net income per share for the full fiscal year reflect the expenses and integration costs of the Vilebrequin acquisition incurred through October 31, 2012, but do not reflect any additional expenses or integration costs related to this acquisition that may be incurred in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. The Company also revised its forecasted Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the full fiscal year to $2.82 to $2.92 compared to its previous guidance of between $2.74 and $2.84. The Company is now projecting adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2013 to increase approximately 20% to 24% to between approximately $110.8 million and $114.2 million compared to $92.4 million in fiscal 2012 and an increase from its previous guidance of adjusted EBITDA of between approximately $108.2 million and $111.5 million. The forecasted Non-GAAP net income per share and forecasted adjusted EBITDA for the full fiscal year reflect adjustments that exclude the expenses and integration costs of the Vilebrequin acquisition incurred through October 31, 2012. Non-GAAP net income per share and adjusted EBITDA should be evaluated in light of the Company's financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Reconciliations of forecasted GAAP net income per share to forecasted non-GAAP net income per share and of GAAP net income to adjusted EBITDA are included in tables accompanying the condensed financial statements in this release. About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. G-III is a leading manufacturer and distributor of outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, beachwear and women's suits, as well as handbags and luggage, under licensed brands, our own brands and private label brands. G-III sells swimwear, accessories and resort wear under our own Vilebrequin brand. G-III also sells outerwear and dresses under our own Andrew Marc, Marc New York and Marc Moto brands and has licensed these brands to select third parties in certain product categories. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Sean John, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Jones New York, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Nine West, Ellen Tracy, Tommy Hilfiger, Kensie, Mac & Jac, Levi's and Dockers brands and sports licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Touch by Alyssa Milano and more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. Our other owned brands include Jessica Howard, Eliza J, Black Rivet, G-III, G-III Sports by Carl Banks and Winlit. G-III also operates retail stores under the Wilsons Leather, Vilebrequin, Calvin Klein Performance and Andrew Marc names. Statements concerning G-III's business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated revenues, expenses or other financial items; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters are “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Federal Securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and factors which include, but are not limited to, reliance on licensed product, reliance on foreign manufacturers, risks of doing business abroad, the current economic and credit environment, the nature of the apparel industry, including changing customer demand and tastes, customer concentration, seasonality, risks of operating a retail business, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management, possible disruption from acquisitions and general economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in G-III's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. G-III assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.     G-III APPAREL GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES(NASDAQGS:GIII)CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(In thousands, except per share amounts)(Unaudited)           Three Months EndedOctober 31,     Nine Months EndedOctober 31,   2012   20112012   2011     Net sales $ 543,513 $ 510,009 $ 1,024,441 $ 936,855 Cost of sales   353,306   347,734   690,702   649,554 Gross profit 190,207 162,275 333,739 287,301 Selling general and administrative expenses 106,287 86,958 242,355 204,708 Depreciation and amortization   2,811   1,875   6,964   5,251 Operating profit 81,109 73,442 84,420 77,342 Equity loss in joint venture 273 337 706 812 Interest and financing charges, net   3,073   2,297   5,211   4,009 Income before taxes 77,763 70,808 78,503 72,521 Income tax expense   29,550   27,253   29,831   27,921 Net income 48,213 43,555 48,672 44,600 Add: Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   78   -   133   - Income attributable to G-III $ 48,291 $ 43,555 $ 48,805 $ 44,600 Net income per common share: Basic $ 2.41 $ 2.19 $ 2.44 $ 2.25 Diluted $ 2.37 $ 2.16 $ 2.40 $ 2.21 Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 20,053 19,845 19,971 19,804 Diluted 20,401 20,172 20,309 20,209     Selected Balance Sheet Data (in thousands):At October 31,20122011 Cash $ 39,646 $ 16,083 Working Capital 274,171 280,373 Inventory 307,477 273,161 Total Assets 934,881 760,979 Short-term Revolving Debt 265,092 245,058 Long-term Debt 18,633 - Total Stockholders' Equity 419,000 351,922     G-III APPAREL GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIESRECONCILIATION OF ACTUAL AND FORECASTED GAAP NET INCOME PER SHARE TO ACTUAL AND FORECASTED NON-GAAP NET INCOME PER SHARE(Unaudited)             Three Months EndedOctober 31,   Nine Months EndedOctober 31, 2012201120122011 GAAP diluted net income per common share $ 2.37 $ 2.16 $ 2.40 $ 2.21 Excluded from Non-GAAP: Expenses associated with Vilebrequin acquisition, net of taxes   0.06     -     0.11     - Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share $ 2.43   $ 2.16   $ 2.51   $ 2.21     Forecasted Twelve MonthsEnding January 31, 2013   Actual Twelve Months EndedJanuary 31, 2012   GAAP diluted net income per common share $2.71 - $2.81 $    2.46 Excluded from Non-GAAP: Expenses associated with Vilebrequin acquisition, net of taxes 0.11   - Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share $2.82 - $2.92   $    2.46 Non-GAAP diluted net income per share is a “non-GAAP financial measure” that excludes the expenses and integration costs associated with the acquisition of Vilebrequin. The non-GAAP information in the tables above reflects an adjustment for expenses and integration costs associated with the Vilebrequin acquisition that were incurred through October 31, 2012, but does not reflect expenses and integration costs that may be incurred in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. Management believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding discrete expenses and integration costs associated with the acquisition of Vilebrequin that are not indicative of our core business operating results. Management uses this non-GAAP financial measure to assess our performance on a comparative basis and believes that it is also useful to investors to enable them to assess our performance on a comparative basis across historical periods and facilitate comparisons of our operating results to those of our competitors. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.     G-III APPAREL GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIESRECONCILIATION OF FORECASTED AND ACTUAL NET INCOME TO FORECASTED AND ACTUAL ADJUSTED EBITDA(In thousands)(Unaudited)           ForecastedTwelve Months EndingJanuary 31, 2013   ActualTwelve Months EndedJanuary 31, 2012 Net income $55,500 - $57,600 $49,620 Expenses associated with Vilebrequin acquisition 3,700 - Depreciation and amortization 10,100 7,473 Interest and financing charges, net 7,500 5,713 Income tax expense 34,000 – 35,300   29,620 Adjusted EBITDA, as defined $110,800 - $114,200   $92,426 Adjusted EBITDA is a “non-GAAP financial measure” which represents earnings before depreciation and amortization, interest and financing charges, net, and income tax expense and excludes expenses and integration costs related to the acquisition of Vilebrequin. The non-GAAP information in the table above reflects an adjustment for expenses and integration costs associated with the Vilebrequin acquisition that were incurred through October 31, 2012, but does not reflect expenses and integration costs that may be incurred in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. Adjusted EBITDA is being presented as a supplemental disclosure because management believes that it is a common measure of operating performance in the apparel industry. Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Company's operating performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of the Company's liquidity, as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. for G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.Investor RelationsJames Palczynski, (203) 682-8229orG-III Apparel Group, Ltd.Neal S. Nackman, Chief Financial Officer, (212) 403-0500