Michael Kors Holdings Limited Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results

November 4, 2015

Second Quarter Total Revenue Increased 6.9% (Increased 12.3% on a Constant Currency Basis)

Second Quarter Reported Diluted EPS was $1.01 ($1.07 on a Constant Currency Basis)

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) (the “Company”), a global luxury lifestyle brand, today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended September 26, 2015.

For the second quarter ended September 26, 2015:

  • Total revenue increased 6.9% to $1.13 billion from $1.06 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. On a constant currency basis, total revenue increased 12.3%.
  • Retail net sales increased 7.5% to $532.8 million driven by 116 net new store openings since the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2015 and e-commerce sales from the Company's North America digital flagships, partially offset by an 8.5% decrease in comparable store sales. On a constant currency basis, retail net sales grew 14.7%, and comparable store sales decreased 3.4%. Wholesale net sales increased 7.8% to $554.0 million and on a constant currency basis, wholesale net sales grew 11.8%. Licensing revenue decreased 8.1% to $43.2 million.
  • Total revenue in the Americas increased 4.5% to $838.2 million on a reported basis and increased 5.6% on a constant currency basis. European revenue grew 2.3% to $243.4 million on a reported basis, and grew 20.6% on a constant currency basis. Revenue in Japan increased 36.1% to $22.4 million on a reported basis, and increased 60.7% on a constant currency basis.
  • Gross profit increased 3.0% to $664.4 million, and as a percentage of total revenue was 58.8%. Gross profit margin was reduced by approximately 89 basis points due to the change in foreign currency exchange rates. This compares to 61.0% in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • Income from operations was $273.1 million, or 24.2% as a percentage of total revenue. This compares to $305.6 million, or 28.9% as a percentage of total revenue, for the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • Net income was $193.1 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, based on a 28.9% tax rate and 191.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, which included an unfavorable impact related to foreign currency exchange rates of approximately $0.06 per share. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $207.0 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, based on a 31.9% tax rate and 207.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.
  • At September 26, 2015, the Company operated 589 retail stores, including concessions, compared to 473 retail stores, including concessions, at the end of the same prior-year period. The Company had 215 additional retail stores, including concessions, operated through licensing partners. Including licensed locations, there were 804 Michael Kors stores worldwide at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

John D. Idol, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased with our second quarter results, which were ahead of expectations and reflected the continued expansion of our luxury brand worldwide. We drove growth in our retail and wholesale segments as well as across our operating regions in the Americas, Europe and Japan, with our compelling fashion products and jet set shopping experience. Importantly, in our retail segment, our North American digital flagship sales continued to accelerate this quarter and we drove sequential improvement in our comp performance. Looking ahead, we believe we are well positioned for a positive holiday period with our exciting new product introductions and gifting assortments in addition to a captivating marketing campaign, all of which are designed to inspire our customer to celebrate the season with effortless glamour and style. The Michael Kors luxury brand remains incredibly strong, and we are focused on continuing to execute our strategic initiatives to drive long-term sustainable growth."

For the first six months ended September 26, 2015:

  • Total revenue increased 7.1% to $2.12 billion from $1.98 billion in the same period of fiscal 2015. On a constant currency basis, total revenue increased 12.8%.
  • Retail net sales increased 8.2% to $1.06 billion. Comparable store sales decreased 9.0%. On a constant currency basis, retail net sales grew 15.4% and comparable store sales declined 4.2%. Wholesale net sales increased 6.2% to $978.0 million and on a constant currency basis, wholesale net sales grew 10.9%. Licensing revenue increased 3.6% to $81.9 million.
  • Gross profit for the first six months increased 4.2% to $1.27 billion, and as a percentage of total revenue, was 59.9%. This compares to 61.6% in the same period of fiscal 2015.
  • Income from operations for the first six months was $521.7 million and as a percentage of total revenue was 24.7%. For the same period of fiscal 2015, income from operations was $582.3 million, or 29.5% as a percentage of total revenue.
  • Net income for the first six months was $367.5 million, or $1.88 per diluted share, based on 195.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, which included an unfavorable impact related to foreign currency exchange rates of approximately $0.12 per share. Net income for the same period of fiscal 2015 was $394.7 million, or $1.90 per diluted share, based on 207.3 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Share Repurchase Program

During the second quarter, the Company repurchased 9,424,385 of the Company's ordinary shares for approximately $400.0 million in open market transactions. As of September 26, 2015, the remaining availability under the Company’s share repurchase program was $258.1 million. The Company also announced today that the Board of Directors approved an amendment to its share repurchase program on November 3, 2015, authorizing the repurchase of up to an additional $500 million of the Company’s ordinary shares and extending the program through March 2018. This increases the initial repurchase authorization previously announced in November 2014 to $2.0 billion, of which approximately $758 million is available for future repurchases. Share repurchases may be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions, subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements, trading restrictions under the Company’s insider trading policy, and other relevant factors. The program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

Senior Unsecured Credit Facility

On October 29, 2015, the Company entered into an amended and restated senior unsecured revolving credit facility ("2015 Credit Facility"), which replaced its existing credit facility from 2013. The 2015 Credit Facility expires on October 29, 2020 and provides for up to $1.0 billion in borrowings, which may be denominated in U.S. Dollars or other currencies. The Company may use this facility for general corporate purposes, share repurchases and acquisitions.

Outlook

For the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company expects total revenue to be in the range of $1.33 billion to $1.35 billion. On a constant currency basis, total revenue is expected to increase in the mid-single digit range assuming a $42 million impact from the change in foreign currency rates. The Company expects a mid-single digit comparable store sales decrease on a reported basis and a low single digit decrease on a constant currency basis. Operating expense as a percentage of total revenue is expected to increase 200 to 240 basis points, primarily due to global investments in digital flagships, corporate talent, new stores, shop-in-shops, infrastructure and distribution. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $1.44 to $1.48 for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. This assumes 187.0 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding and a tax rate of approximately 28.5%. The Company expects foreign currency to impact net income by approximately $11 million and EPS by approximately $0.06.

For fiscal 2016, the Company expects total revenue to be in the range of $4.60 billion to $4.65 billion. On a constant currency basis, total revenue is expected to increase in the low-double digit range assuming a $164 million impact from the change in foreign currency rates. The Company expects a mid-single digit comparable store sales decrease on a reported basis and a low-single digit decrease on a constant currency basis. Operating expense as a percentage of total revenue is expected to increase 200 to 220 basis points, due to the above mentioned investments. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $4.38 to $4.42 for fiscal 2016. This assumes 191.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding and a tax rate of approximately 29.0%. The Company expects foreign currency to impact net income by approximately $36 million and EPS by approximately $0.19.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss second quarter results is scheduled for today, November 4, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET. A replay of the call will be available today at 11:00 a.m. ET; 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 1734859. 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 Collection 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 operated, either directly or through licensing partners, 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 Statements

This 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,” “seek,” “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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 28, 2015 (File No. 001-35368), filed on May 27, 2015 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Use of Non-GAAP Constant Currency Financial Measures

Constant currency effects are non-GAAP financial measures, which are provided to supplement our reported operating results to facilitate comparisons of our operating results and trends in our business, excluding the effects of foreign currency rate fluctuations. Because we are a global Company, foreign currency exchange rates may have a significant effect on our reported results. We calculate constant currency measures and the related foreign currency impacts by translating the current-year’s reported amounts into comparable amounts using prior year’s foreign exchange rates for each currency. All constant currency performance measures discussed below should be considered a supplement to and not in lieu of our operating performance measures calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP.”)

 
 

SCHEDULE 1

MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

       
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
September 26,
2015
  September 27,
2014
September 26,
2015
  September 27,
2014
Net sales $ 1,086,829 $ 1,009,669 $ 2,034,088 $ 1,896,706
Licensing revenue 43,152   46,936   81,868   79,053  
Total revenue 1,129,981 1,056,605 2,115,956 1,975,759
Cost of goods sold 465,552   411,578   847,892   759,099  
Gross profit 664,429 645,027 1,268,064 1,216,660
Total operating expenses 391,343   339,469   746,355   634,331  
Income from operations 273,086 305,558 521,709 582,329
Other expense (income), net 69 (1,006 ) 894 (1,349 )
Interest expense, net 375 72 484 31
Foreign currency losses 1,442   2,395   2,119   3,548  
Income before provision for income taxes 271,200 304,097 518,212 580,099
Provision for income taxes 78,382   97,107   151,039   185,393  
Net income $ 192,818 $ 206,990 $ 367,173 $ 394,706
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (318 )   (318 )  
Net income attributable to MKHL $ 193,136   $ 206,990   $ 367,491   $ 394,706  
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding:
Basic 188,857,398 204,464,952 192,917,209 204,107,262
Diluted 191,524,156 207,432,250 195,789,325 207,304,247
Net income per ordinary share:
Basic $ 1.02 $ 1.01 $ 1.90 $ 1.93
Diluted $ 1.01 $ 1.00 $ 1.88 $ 1.90
 
 

SCHEDULE 2

MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

             
September 26,
2015
March 28,
2015
September 27,
2014
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 431,541 $ 978,922 $ 1,028,981
Receivables, net 344,135 363,419 330,234
Inventories 713,731 519,908 619,296
Deferred tax assets 28,212 27,739 29,204
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 106,616   127,443   125,658  
Total current assets 1,624,235 2,017,431 2,133,373
Property and equipment, net 672,409 562,934 453,826
Intangible assets, net 69,245 61,541 53,278
Goodwill 26,215 14,005 14,005
Deferred tax assets 10,779 2,484 6,423
Other assets 17,077   33,498   28,515  
Total assets $ 2,419,960   $ 2,691,893   $ 2,689,430  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 199,152 $ 142,818 $ 184,555
Accrued payroll and payroll related expenses 44,647 62,869 46,733
Accrued income taxes 26,550 25,507 19,361
Short-term debt 5,416
Deferred tax liabilities 3,594 3,741
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 107,782   95,146   75,216  
Total current liabilities 387,141 330,081 325,865
Deferred rent 102,635 88,320 93,434
Deferred tax liabilities 16,277 10,490 3,905
Long-term debt 4,123
Other long-term liabilities 21,048   22,037   21,097  
Total liabilities 531,224 450,928 444,301
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity

Ordinary shares, no par value; 650,000,000 shares authorized; 207,286,133
shares issued and 184,048,990 outstanding at September 26, 2015;
206,486,699 shares issued and 199,656,833 outstanding at March 28,
2015, and 205,797,551 shares issued and 205,756,764 outstanding at
September 27, 2014

Treasury shares, at cost (23,237,143 shares at September 26, 2015;
6,829,866 shares at March 28, 2015; and 40,787 shares at September 27, 2014)

(1,248,818 ) (497,724 ) (3,484 )
Additional paid-in capital 677,705 636,732 586,588
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (81,148 ) (66,804 ) (20,419 )
Retained earnings 2,536,252   2,168,761   1,682,444  
Total shareholders’ equity of MKHL 1,883,991 2,240,965 2,245,129
Noncontrolling interest 4,745      
Total shareholders’ equity 1,888,736   2,240,965   2,245,129  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 2,419,960   $ 2,691,893   $ 2,689,430  
 
 

SCHEDULE 3

MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED SEGMENT DATA

($ in thousands)

(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
September 26,
2015
  September 27,
2014
September 26,
2015
  September 27,
2014
Revenue by Segment and Region:
Retail net sales:   The Americas $ 384,859 $ 370,999 $ 781,563 $ 744,558
Europe 125,564 108,125 232,568 200,040
Japan 22,392   16,455   41,984   31,223  
Total Retail Net Sales 532,815 495,579 1,056,115 975,821
Wholesale net sales: The Americas 426,203 400,678 735,265 727,721
Europe 101,808 113,412 194,430 193,164
Asia 26,003     48,278    
Total Wholesale Net Sales 554,014 514,090 977,973 920,885
Licensing revenue: The Americas 27,153 30,549 48,682 48,836
Europe 15,999   16,387   33,186   30,217  
Total Licensing Revenue 43,152 46,936 81,868 79,053
Total Revenue $ 1,129,981   $ 1,056,605   $ 2,115,956   $ 1,975,759  
 
Income from Operations:
Retail $ 99,959 $ 127,334 $ 220,833 $ 270,023
Wholesale 156,880 156,672 263,190 274,324
Licensing 16,247   21,552   37,686   37,982  
Total Income from Operations $ 273,086   $ 305,558   $ 521,709   $ 582,329  
 
Operating Margin:
Retail 18.8 % 25.7 % 20.9 % 27.7 %
Wholesale 28.3 % 30.5 % 26.9 % 29.8 %
Licensing 37.7 % 45.9 % 46.0 % 48.0 %
Total Operating Margin 24.2 % 28.9 % 24.7 % 29.5 %
 
September 26, 2015
Store Count and Square Footage by Region: Store Count Square Footage
The Americas 377 1,103,578
Europe 155 406,416
Japan 57   76,718  
Total 589   1,586,712  
 
 

SCHEDULE 4

MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSTANT CURRENCY DATA

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

       
Three Months Ended % Change
September 26,
2015
  September 27,
2014
As

Reported

  Constant

Currency

Retail net sales $ 532,815 $ 495,579 7.5

 %

14.7

 %

Wholesale net sales 554,014 514,090 7.8

 %

11.8

 %

Licensing revenue 43,152   46,936   (8.1 )% (8.1 )%
Total revenue $ 1,129,981   $ 1,056,605   6.9

 %

12.3

 %

 
Six Months Ended % Change
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
As

Reported

Constant

Currency

Retail net sales $ 1,056,115 $ 975,821 8.2 % 15.4 %
Wholesale net sales 977,973 920,885 6.2 % 10.9 %
Licensing revenue 81,868   79,053   3.6 % 3.6 %
Total revenue $ 2,115,956   $ 1,975,759   7.1 % 12.8 %
 

Source: Michael Kors Holdings Limited

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