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Under Armour Reports Fourth Quarter Net Revenues Growth of 25% and Fourth Quarter EPS Growth of 51%

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Under Armour Reports Fourth Quarter Net Revenues Growth of 25% and Fourth Quarter EPS Growth of 51%07:00 EST Thursday, January 31, 2013BALTIMORE, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth Quarter Net Revenues Increased 25% to $506 Million; Full Year Net Revenues Increased 25% to $1.835 Billion Fourth Quarter Diluted EPS Increased 51% to $0.47 from $0.31; Full Year Diluted EPS Increased 31% to $1.21 from $0.92 Company Updates 2013 Net Revenues Outlook to a Range of $2.20 Billion to $2.22 Billion (+20% to +21%) Company Updates 2013 Operating Income Outlook to a Range of $255 Million to $257 Million (+22% to +23%)Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012.  Net revenues increased 25% in the fourth quarter of 2012 to $506 million compared with net revenues of $403 million in the prior year's period.  Net income increased 54% in the fourth quarter of 2012 to $50 million compared with $33 million in the prior year's period.  Diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $0.47 on weighted average common shares outstanding of 107 million compared with $0.31 per share on weighted average common shares outstanding of 105 million in the prior year's period.    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110127/NE37387LOGO )Fourth quarter apparel net revenues increased 25% to $405 million compared with $323 million in the same period of the prior year, driven primarily by Fleece, which included a broader expansion of the Storm platform across the category.  Fourth quarter footwear net revenues increased 43% to $45 million from $31 million in the prior year's period, primarily driven by new 2012 running styles, including UA Spine, and strong sell-in of new 2013 baseball cleats.  Fourth quarter accessories net revenues increased 16% to $43 million from $37 million in the prior year's period.  Direct-to-Consumer net revenues, which represented 39% of total net revenues for the fourth quarter, grew 29% year-over-year.  Kevin Plank, Chairman and CEO of Under Armour, Inc., stated, "We closed 2012 strongly, delivering net revenue growth of at least 20% for the eleventh consecutive quarter in Q4 by building upon key apparel technology platforms like Storm Fleece and Charged Cotton.  Our ability to bring practical innovation to our consumer across a broad range of product drove our 25% net revenue growth in 2012 and positions us well for 2013 and beyond.  With these strong results in hand, we are well on our way toward delivering on the goal established at our June 2011 Investor Day to more than double our net revenues from 2010 to 2013."Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 50.3% compared with 51.6% in the prior year's quarter, primarily reflecting less favorable sales mix and higher air freight costs.  Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net revenues were 34.2% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 37.9% in the prior year's period, largely reflecting leverage of corporate services and marketing expenses.  Marketing expenses for the fourth quarter of 2012 were 9.7% of net revenues compared with 10.9% in the prior year's quarter.  Fourth quarter operating income grew 48% to $82 million compared with $55 million in the prior year's period.  Review of Full Year Operating Results  For the full year 2012, net revenues increased 25% to $1.835 billion compared with $1.473 billion in the prior year and compared with the Company's prior outlook of $1.82 billion.  Diluted earnings per share for the full year increased 31% to $1.21 per share on weighted average common shares outstanding of 106 million compared with $0.92 per share on weighted average common shares outstanding of 105 million in the prior year.Apparel net revenues increased 23% to $1.385 billion compared with $1.122 billion in the prior year, led by the Training category which included the expansions of both the Charged Cotton and Storm platforms.  Footwear net revenues increased 32% to $239 million during 2012 compared to $182 million in 2011, reflecting the debut of new running styles, including UA Spine, and strength across our cleated businesses.  Accessories net revenues increased 25% to $166 million during 2012 compared to $132 million in 2011, primarily driven by headwear and bags.  Direct-to-Consumer net revenues, which represented 29% of total net revenues for the year compared to 27% in 2011, grew 34% over the prior year.Gross margin for 2012 was 47.9% compared with 48.4% in 2011, largely reflecting less favorable sales mix and higher air freight costs.  Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net revenues were 36.5% for 2012 compared with 37.3% for 2011, reflecting leverage of corporate services and marketing expenses.  Marketing expense for 2012 was 11.2% of net revenues compared with 11.4% in the prior year.  Operating income grew 28% to $209 million in 2012 compared with $163 million in the prior year and compared with the Company's prior outlook of $207 million.Balance Sheet Highlights  Cash and cash equivalents increased 95% to $342 million at December 31, 2012 compared with $175 million at December 31, 2011.  The Company had no borrowings outstanding under its $300 million revolving credit facility at December 31, 2012.  Inventory at December 31, 2012 decreased 2% to $319 million compared with $324 million at December 31, 2011.  Long-term debt decreased to $62 million at December 31, 2012 from $78 million at December 31, 2011.  Updated 2013 Outlook  Based on current visibility, the Company expects 2013 net revenues in the range of $2.20 billion to $2.22 billion, representing growth of 20% to 21% over 2012, and 2013 operating income in the range of $255 million to $257 million, representing growth of 22% to 23% over 2012.  The Company expects an effective tax rate of 39.0% to 39.5% for the full year, compared to an effective tax rate of 36.7% for 2012.  The Company anticipates fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 108 million to 109 million for 2013.Mr. Plank concluded, "In the year ahead, we will drive growth by re-invigorating core categories like Baselayer, continuing to expand our consumer base in Women's and Youth, and introducing the next wave of Under Armour innovation through product such as Armour39 that will debut in the next month.  We will open the next generation of Under Armour specialty retail in mid-February in our home city of Baltimore, while we are prioritizing our growth strategies in key markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  We will also continue to invest in the right talent, infrastructure, and processes to ensure that we deliver balanced financial results well into the future." Conference Call and Webcast  The Company will provide additional commentary regarding its fourth quarter results as well as its updated 2013 outlook during its earnings conference call today, January 31st, at 8:30 a.m. ET.  The call will be webcast live at http://investor.underarmour.com/events.cfm and will be archived and available for replay approximately three hours after the live event.  Additional supporting materials related to the call will also be available at http://investor.underarmour.com.  The Company's financial results are also available online at http://investor.underarmour.com/results.cfm.About Under Armour, Inc.  Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories.  The brand's moisture-wicking fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional products.  The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe.  The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China.  For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.ua.com.Forward Looking Statements Some of the statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts, such as statements regarding our future financial condition or results of operations, our prospects and strategies for future growth, the development and introduction of new products, and the implementation of our marketing and branding strategies. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "outlook,"  "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause events or our actual activities or results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: changes in general economic or market conditions that could affect consumer spending and the financial health of our retail customers; our ability to effectively manage our growth and a more complex business; our ability to effectively develop and launch new, innovative and updated products; our ability to accurately forecast consumer demand for our products and manage our inventory in response to changing demands; increased competition causing us to reduce the prices of our products or to increase significantly our marketing efforts in order to avoid losing market share; fluctuations in the costs of our products; loss of key suppliers or manufacturers or failure of our suppliers or manufacturers to produce or deliver our products in a timely or cost-effective manner; changes in consumer preferences or the reduction in demand for performance apparel, footwear and other products; our ability to accurately anticipate and respond to seasonal or quarterly fluctuations in our operating results; our ability to effectively market and maintain a positive brand image; the availability, integration and effective operation of management information systems and other technology; and our ability to attract and maintain the services of our senior management and key employees. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our views and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.(Tables Follow) Under Armour, Inc.For the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share amounts) CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME Quarter EndedDecember 31,Year EndedDecember 31,2012% of Net Revenues2011% of Net Revenues2012% of Net Revenues2011% of Net RevenuesNet revenues$   505,863100.0%$   403,126100.0%$1,834,921100.0%$1,472,684100.0%Cost of goods sold251,62849.7%195,22148.4%955,62452.1%759,84851.6%       Gross profit254,23550.3%207,90551.6%879,29747.9%712,83648.4%Selling, general and  administrative expenses172,64334.2%152,60337.9%670,60236.5%550,06937.3%       Income from operations81,59216.1%55,30213.7%208,69511.4%162,76711.1%    Interest expense, net(1,205)(0.2%)(1,413)(0.3%)(5,183)(0.3%)(3,841)(0.3%)   Other income (expense), net       (634)(0.1%)10.0%(73)0.0%(2,064)(0.1%)       Income before income taxes79,75315.8%53,89013.4%203,43911.1%156,86210.7%Provision for income taxes29,6215.9%21,3385.3%74,6614.1%59,9434.1%       Net income$     50,1329.9%$     32,5528.1%$   128,7787.0%$     96,9196.6%Net income available per common shareBasic $        0.48$        0.31$         1.23$         0.94Diluted $        0.47$        0.31$         1.21$         0.92Basic104,687103,385104,343103,140Diluted107,121105,348106,380105,052 NET REVENUES BY PRODUCT CATEGORY Quarter EndedDecember 31,Year EndedDecember 31,20122011% Change20122011% ChangeApparel$    404,527$    323,38525.1%$ 1,385,350$   1,122,03123.5%Footwear44,71431,32942.7%238,955181,68431.5%Accessories42,60136,79815.8%165,835132,40025.3%     Total net sales491,842391,51225.6%1,790,1401,436,11524.7%Licensing revenues14,02111,61420.7%44,78136,56922.5%     Total net revenues$    505,863$    403,12625.5%$ 1,834,921$ 1,472,68424.6% NET REVENUES BY GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENTQuarter EndedDecember 31,Year EndedDecember 31,20122011% Change20122011% ChangeNorth America$     472,225$    377,15225.2%$ 1,726,733$ 1,383,34624.8%Other foreign countries33,63825,97429.5%108,18889,33821.1%     Total net revenues$     505,863$    403,12625.5%$ 1,834,921$ 1,472,68424.6% Under Armour, Inc.As of December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011(Unaudited; in thousands) CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  As of 12/31/12 As of 12/31/11AssetsCash and cash equivalents$        341,841$        175,384Accounts receivable, net175,524134,043Inventories319,286324,409Prepaid expenses and other current assets43,89639,643Deferred income taxes23,05116,184     Total current assets903,598689,663Property and equipment, net180,850159,135Intangible assets, net4,4835,535Deferred income taxes22,60615,885Other long term assets45,54648,992     Total assets$     1,157,083$        919,210Liabilities and Stockholders' EquityAccounts payable$        143,689$     100,527Accrued expenses85,07769,285Current maturities of long term debt9,1326,882Other current liabilities14,3306,913     Total current liabilities252,228183,607Long term debt, net of current maturities52,75770,842Other long term liabilities35,17628,329     Total liabilities340,161282,778     Total stockholders' equity816,922636,432     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$     1,157,083$        919,210  Under Armour, Inc.For the Year Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011(Unaudited; in thousands) Year Ended 12/31/12Year Ended 12/31/11Cash flows from operating activitiesNet income$        128,778$          96,919Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in   operating activitiesDepreciation and amortization43,08236,301Unrealized foreign currency exchange rate (gains) losses(2,464)4,027Loss on disposal of property and equipment52436Stock-based compensation19,84518,063Gain on bargain purchase of corporate headquarters (excludes transaction costs of $1.9 million)-(3,300)Deferred income taxes(12,973)3,620Changes in reserves and allowances13,9165,536Changes in operating assets and liabilities:Accounts receivable(53,433)(33,923)Inventories4,699(114,646)Prepaid expenses and other assets(4,060)(42,633)Accounts payable35,37017,209Accrued expenses and other liabilities21,96623,442Income taxes payable and receivable4,5114,567Net cash provided by operating activities199,76115,218Cash flows from investing activitiesPurchase of property and equipment(50,650)(56,228)Purchase of corporate headquarters and related expenditures-(23,164)Purchase of long term investment-(3,862)Purchase of other assets(1,310)(1,153)Change in restricted cash5,029(5,029)Net cash used in investing activities(46,931)(89,436)Cash flows from financing activitiesProceeds from revolving credit facility-30,000Payments on revolving credit facility-(30,000)Proceeds from term loan-25,000Payments on term loan(25,000)-Proceeds from long term debt50,0005,644Payments on long term debt(44,330)(7,418)Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation arrangements17,86810,260Proceeds from exercise of stock options and other stock issuances14,77614,645Payments of debt financing costs(1,017)(2,324)Net cash provided by financing activities12,29745,807Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents1,330(75)Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents166,457(28,486)Cash and cash equivalentsBeginning of period175,384203,870End of period$        341,841$        175,384Non-cash investing and financing activitiesDebt assumed and property and equipment acquired in connection with purchase of corporate headquarters$                   -$          38,556Acquisition of property and equipment through certain obligations15,2163,079 SOURCE Under Armour, Inc.For further information: Investors: Tom Shaw, CFA, Under Armour, Inc., +1-410-843-7676, or Media: Erin Wendell, Under Armour, Inc., +1-410-454-6570