Coach Reports Third Quarter Earnings of $0.84, up 10% on a 7% Sales Increase Increases Annual Dividend by 13% to $1.35 Announces Planned Departure of Executive Creative Director, Reed Krakoff Business Wire NEW YORK -- April 23, 2013 Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH, SEHK: 6388), a leading marketer of modern classic American accessories, today announced sales of $1.19 billion for its third fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2013, compared with $1.11 billion reported in the same period of the prior year, an increase of 7%. On a constant currency basis sales rose 10% for the quarter. Net income for the quarter totaled $239 million, with earnings per diluted share of $0.84. This compared to net income of $225 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.77, in the prior year’s third quarter, increases of 6% and 10%, respectively. The company also announced that its Board of Directors has voted to increase its cash dividend by $0.15 annually, raising it to an annual rate of $1.35 per share starting with the dividend to be paid to stockholders in July 2013. Lew Frankfort, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc., said, “We’re pleased with the solid results we achieved in the third quarter as well as the progress we’re making towards our transformation to a global lifestyle brand, anchored in accessories. Our results demonstrate the brand’s strength across channels, categories and geographies, and reflect the traction we’re achieving in Men’s and digital, two key initiatives. Further, the announcement today of an increase in our dividend reflects our commitment to return capital to shareholders balanced with our investment in the business.” For the third fiscal quarter, operating income totaled $348 million, up 3% from the $337 million reported in the comparable year ago period, while the operating margin was 29.3% versus 30.4% reported in the prior year. During the quarter, gross profit increased 8% to $880 million, from $818 million a year ago. Gross margin expanded 35 basis points on a year-over-year basis to 74.1% from 73.8%. SG&A expenses as a percentage of net sales was 44.8%, compared to the 43.3% reported in the year-ago quarter. The increase in the SG&A expense ratio compared to prior year reflected the acquisition of retail businesses in Asia. For the nine months ended March 30, 2013, net sales were $3.85 billion, up 7% from the $3.61 billion reported in the first nine months of fiscal 2012. On a constant currency basis sales rose 8% for the period. Net income totaled $813 million, up 3% from the $787 million reported a year ago, while earnings per share rose 6% to $2.84 from $2.67. Third fiscal quarter sales results in each of Coach’s primary segments were as follows: *Total North American sales increased 7% to $792 million from $738 million last year. North American direct sales rose 8% for the quarter with comparable store sales up 1%. At POS, sales in North American department stores were slightly above prior year while shipments into this channel rose slightly as well. *International sales increased 6% to $382 million from $359 million last year. On a constant currency basis sales rose 14% for the quarter. 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 fell slightly, while underlying POS sales trends remained robust. In Japan, sales were even to prior year on a constant-currency basis, while dollar sales declined 14%, reflecting the weaker yen. During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, in North America, the company opened one retail store, closed five others and opened two Men’s factory stores. This brought the total to 352 retail stores and 191 factory stores as of March 30, 2013. In China, the 100th location on the Mainland was opened during the quarter, bringing the total to 118. In Japan, Coach closed two locations taking the total to 191 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 49 in Korea. Mr. Victor Luis, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Coach, Inc., added, “While we’re in the early stages of our brand transformation, we’re pleased with our progress. As announced during the quarter, we made a number of key creative hires, taking additional steps to broaden our capabilities to enhance the Coach experience through product, retail environments and integrated marketing communications. Furthermore, our new footwear assortment, which launched during March in over 170 stores in North America and 60 directly-operated stores internationally, has been very well received by our consumers. “Internationally, our business is growing rapidly, with China in particular continuing to post excellent gains, and is now on course to generate about $425 million in sales this year. We’re also pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to purchase our partner’s 50% interest in our businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe, with the transaction expected to close in July. We believe the region has significant long term potential, attracting both domestic shoppers and the international tourist. “We’re delighted with the results we’re achieving globally in our Men’s business, which remains on track to double to over $600 million this year, up about 50%. Given the success of Men’s, we now have a broader Men’s offering in over 600 locations globally and across all channels. “Our solid results this quarter underscore the confidence we have in our ability to leverage the global opportunity, as we continue to evolve the Coach brand,” Mr. Luis concluded. Separately, Reed Krakoff, President and Executive Creative Director of Coach, Inc., has informed the company of his decision not to renew his contract, which expires in June 2014, to focus exclusively on his namesake brand. Coach is exploring strategic options for the Reed Krakoff brand, which may involve a sale to a group in which Mr. Krakoff would participate. In addition, the company has commenced a search for his successor. Lew Frankfort commented, “Reed Krakoff has served as President and Executive Creative Director of Coach for over 16 years. His contribution in evolving Coach from a house of American leather goods to a leading international accessories brand is immeasurable and we have great admiration and respect for Reed’s significant accomplishments. We’re looking forward to the next chapter of our growth story, now underway, driven by the exceptional senior creative team Reed and I have forged, as we transform Coach.” “I am grateful to Lew Frankfort and to the members of the Board for the support and the amazing opportunities I have been given. I have every confidence in the Coach creative team and thank them for their dedication. I am extremely excited to be focusing exclusively on the Reed Krakoff brand, which has developed into a recognized luxury fashion and accessory company,” said Mr. Krakoff. Coach will host a conference call to review third fiscal quarter results at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) today, April 23, 2013. Interested parties may listen to the webcast by accessing www.coach.com/investors 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 www.coach.com. 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," “plan,” "should," “believe,” “next,” “develop,” "expect," “confidence,” “trends,” "intend," "estimate," "on track," "are positioned to," “on course,” “opportunity,” "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 INCOME For the Quarters and Nine Months Ended March 30, 2013 and March 31, 2012 (in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited) QUARTER ENDED NINE MONTHS ENDED March 30, March 31, March 30, March 31, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net sales $ 1,187,578 $ 1,108,981 $ 3,852,702 $ 3,607,989 Cost of sales 307,390 290,914 1,041,964 980,058 Gross profit 880,188 818,067 2,810,738 2,627,931 Selling, general and administrative 531,695 480,575 1,603,951 1,467,572 expenses Operating 348,493 337,492 1,206,787 1,160,359 income Interest income 1,021 257 1,323 355 (expense), net Other expense (1,764 ) (1,929 ) (5,341 ) (5,160 ) Income before provision for 347,750 335,820 1,202,769 1,155,554 income taxes Provision for 108,818 110,818 389,692 368,074 income taxes Net income $ 238,932 $ 225,002 $ 813,077 $ 787,480 Net income per share Basic $ 0.85 $ 0.78 $ 2.88 $ 2.73 Diluted $ 0.84 $ 0.77 $ 2.84 $ 2.67 Shares used in computing net income per share Basic 280,818 287,569 282,805 288,981 Diluted 284,624 293,496 286,559 294,952 COACH, INC. GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION For the Nine Months Ended March 30, 2013 and March 31, 2012 (in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited) NINE MONTHS ENDED March 30, March 31, 2012 2013 GAAP Basis GAAP Basis Tax Charitable Non-GAAP Basis (As (As Adjustment Contribution (Excluding Reported) Reported) Items) Selling, general and administrative $ 1,603,951 $ 1,467,572 $ - $ 20,270 $ 1,447,302 expenses Operating $ 1,206,787 $ 1,160,359 $ - $ (20,270 ) $ 1,180,629 income Income before provision for $ 1,202,769 $ 1,155,554 $ - $ (20,270 ) $ 1,175,824 income taxes Provision for $ 389,692 $ 368,074 $ (12,365 ) $ (7,905 ) $ 388,344 income taxes Net income $ 813,077 $ 787,480 $ 12,365 $ (12,365 ) $ 787,480 Diluted Net income per $ 2.84 $ 2.67 $ 0.04 $ (0.04 ) $ 2.67 share COACH, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS At March 30, 2013, June 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012 (in thousands) (unaudited) March 30, June 30, March 31, 2013 2012 2012 ASSETS Cash, cash equivalents and $ 928,495 $ 917,215 $ 929,670 short term investments Receivables 177,139 174,462 169,467 Inventories 515,915 504,490 475,364 Other current assets 272,642 208,361 185,047 Total current assets 1,894,191 1,804,528 1,759,548 Property and equipment, 686,597 644,449 602,685 net Other noncurrent assets 691,332 655,344 622,637 Total assets $ 3,272,120 $ 3,104,321 $ 2,984,870 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Accounts payable $ 137,143 $ 155,387 $ 107,394 Accrued liabilities 455,248 540,398 514,992 Current portion of 22,122 22,375 847 long-term debt Total current liabilities 614,513 718,160 623,233 Long-term debt 485 985 22,607 Other liabilities 413,157 392,245 400,128 Stockholders' equity 2,243,965 1,992,931 1,938,902 Total liabilities and $ 3,272,120 $ 3,104,321 $ 2,984,870 stockholders' equity Contact: Analysts & Media: Coach Andrea Shaw Resnick, 212-629-2618 SVP Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Coach Reports Third Quarter Earnings of $0.84, up 10% on a 7% Sales Increase
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