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Iconix Brand Group Reports Financial Results For The Second Quarter 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Q2 2016 licensing revenue of $95.7 million
  • Q2 2016 GAAP EPS of $0.23
  • Q2 2016 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.27
  • Repurchased $105M of 2018 convertible notes
  • Increasing free cash flow guidance to reflect sale of equity interests in China

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) ("Iconix" or the "Company") today reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2016. 

John Haugh, CEO of Iconix commented, "I am pleased that for the second quarter, our Company has delivered solid results. Our primary goal is to position ourselves to achieve growth while at the same time improving the balance sheet, and we are making progress on both of those fronts."

John continued, "Over the past few months, we have conducted a broad strategic review of our Company, our brands and the overall market. We have identified a number of opportunities that we believe will drive long-term growth that we look forward to sharing with you this fall. In addition, today our balance sheet is in a better position than it was a few months ago, following the refinancing of our 2016 convertible notes and the opportunistic repurchase of a portion of our 2018 convertible notes."   

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Licensing Revenue: For the second quarter of 2016, licensing revenue was approximately $95.7 million, a 2% decline as compared to approximately $97.4 million in the second quarter of 2015. In the second quarter of 2015, revenue included approximately $1.5 million of licensing revenue from the Badgley Mischka brand, for which there was no comparable revenue in the second quarter of 2016 due to its sale in the first quarter.  The second quarter of 2016 benefitted from a $0.9 million favorable impact from foreign currency exchange rates primarily related to the Yen. Excluding Badgley Mischka licensing revenue and the currency impact, revenue for the second quarter was down approximately 1%. 

Segment Data:








($, 000's)

Three Months Ended June 30, 


Six Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

% Change


2016

2015

% Change

Licensing Revenue by Segment:








Womens

$36,507

$37,751

-3%


$74,478

$76,131

-2%

Mens

22,104

26,183

-16%


42,332

49,981

-15%

Home

9,598

9,593

0%


19,075

20,065

-5%

Entertainment

27,534

23,871

15%


54,490

47,035

16%

Total Licensing Revenue

$95,743

$97,398

-2%


$190,375

$193,212

-1%

 

 


Three Months Ended June 30, 


Six Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

% Change


2016

2015

% Change

Licensing Revenue by License Type:








Direct-to-retail licenses

$40,875

$44,472

-8%


$82,851

$87,543

-5%

Wholesale licenses

40,221

41,086

-2%


79,172

82,912

-5%

Other licenses

14,647

11,840

24%


28,352

22,757

25%

Total Licensing Revenue

$95,743

$97,398

-2%


$190,375

$193,212

-1%









Licensing Revenue by Geography:








United States

$61,092

$64,212

-5%


$123,066

$129,655

-5%

Japan

10,639

7,951

34%


20,636

16,010

29%

Other

24,012

25,235

-5%


46,673

47,547

-2%

Total Licensing Revenue

$95,743

$97,398

-2%


$190,375

$193,212

-1%

 

SG&A Expenses:  Total SG&A expenses were $47.1 million in the second quarter of 2016, a 3% increase as compared to $45.8 million in the second quarter of 2015.  The largest component of the increase is related to the higher expenses associated with the strong entertainment business, which has a higher cost structure as compared to the Company's other segments. In the second quarter of 2016, SG&A included approximately $1.9 million of special charges related to professional fees associated with the continuing correspondence with the Staff of the SEC, the SEC investigation, and the previously disclosed class action and derivative litigations, as compared to approximately $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2015. These special charges are excluded from the Company's non-GAAP results. Stock based compensation was approximately $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2016 as compared to $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2015.  

Gain (Loss) on Sales of Trademarks: In the second quarter of 2016, the Company recognized a net pre-tax loss of approximately $1.1 million, primarily related to the sale of the Company's equity stake in the Ed Hardy brand in China, which was sold for $11.4 million in cash.

Operating Income: Operating Income in the second quarter of 2016 was approximately $47.8 million, an 8% decline as compared to $51.8 million in the second quarter of 2015. $1.1 million of the decline was related to a net loss on sale of trademarks, and $0.9 million of the decline was related to the absence of the Badgley Mischka brand, which was sold in the first quarter of 2016.  


Three Months Ended June 30, 


Six Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

% Change


2016

2015

% Change

Operating Income:








Womens

$32,512

$32,008

2%


$66,527

$65,123

2%

Mens

13,526

18,815

-28%


24,978

34,121

-27%

Home

8,062

8,028

0%


16,286

16,696

-2%

Entertainment

9,617

7,512

28%


17,403

15,555

12%

Corporate

(15,906)

(14,539)

-9%


(23,175)

(23,695)

2%

Total Operating Income

$47,811

$51,824

-8%


$102,019

$107,800

-5%

 

 


Three Months Ended June 30, 


Six Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

percentage
point change


2016

2015

percentage
point change

Operating Margin:








Womens

89%

85%

4%


89%

86%

4%

Mens

61%

72%

-11%


59%

68%

-9%

Home

84%

84%

0%


85%

83%

2%

Entertainment

35%

31%

3%


32%

33%

-1%









Total Operating Income

50%

53%

-3%


54%

56%

-2%

 

Interest Expense: Interest expense in the second quarter of 2016 was approximately $28.4 million, as compared to interest expense of approximately $21.4 million in the second quarter of 2015. The increase is related to the new $300 million senior secured term loan that the Company consummated in April. The Company's reported interest expense includes non-cash interest related to our outstanding convertible notes, and amortization of deferred financing costs. Cash interest paid in the second quarter of 2016 was approximately $20.4 million as compared to approximately $12.5 million in the prior year quarter.

GAAP Net Income and GAAP Diluted EPS:  GAAP net income was approximately $11.6 million in the second quarter of 2016, a 16% decline as compared to approximately $13.7 million in the second quarter of 2015. GAAP diluted EPS in the second quarter of 2016 was approximately $0.23 as compared to $0.28 in the second quarter of 2015.  In the second quarter of 2016, the Company's GAAP net income and EPS include a net gain of approximately $4.3 million in Other Income primarily related to the repurchase of a portion of the Company's 2018 convertible notes at a discount.

Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Diluted EPS: Non-GAAP net income was approximately $13.9 million in the second quarter of 2016, a 35% decline as compared to $21.3 million in the second quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was approximately $0.27 as compared to $0.43 in the second quarter of 2015. The largest component of the decline is related to approximately $9 million of incremental interest expense associated with the Company's new senior secured term loan.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

The Company ended the quarter with $214.8 million of total cash (including restricted cash of approximately $85 million) and $1.43 billion face value of debt. As of today, the Company's total cash is approximately $245 million, and its face value of debt is approximately $1.36 billion. In April 2016, the Company closed on a new $300 million senior secured term loan credit facility to refinance the Company's previously outstanding convertible notes due June 2016.  In June 2016, the Company began repurchasing approximately $105 million of its 2018 convertible notes at a discount for approximately $35 million of cash and 7,408,334 shares. The 2018 convertible note transactions were completed in July 2016.    


June 30, 2016



June 30, 2016

Cash Summary:



Debt Summary:


Unrestricted Domestic Cash (wholly owned)

$37,759


Senior Secured Notes

$682,345

Unrestricted Domestic Cash (in consolidated JV's)

28,982


1.50% Convertible Notes due 2018

348,270

Unrestricted International Cash

63,257


Variable Funding Note

100,000

Restricted Cash

84,807


Senior Secured Term Loan

296,250






Total Cash

$214,805


Total Debt (Face Value)

$1,426,865

 

Free Cash Flow: The Company generated approximately $34.4 million of free cash flow in the second quarter of 2016, a 53% decline as compared to approximately $73.4 million in the second quarter of 2015. In the second quarter of 2015, cash provided by operating activity included a $15 million tax refund.

Free Cash Flow Reconciliation: (2)

Three Months Ended June 30, 


Six Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

% Change


2016

2015

% Change

Net cash provided by operating activities

$26,634

$63,129

-58%


$58,685

$95,264

-38%

   Plus: Cash from sale of Badgley
    Mischka

250

-

-


14,000

-

-

   Plus: Cash from sale of equity
    interest in BBC Ice Cream

-

-

-


3,500

-

-

   Plus: Cash from sale of equity
    interest in Ed Hardy China

11,352

-

-


11,352

-

-

   Plus: Cash from sale of equity of
    Mecox (China investment)

363

-

-


363

-

-

   Plus: Cash received from sale of
    trademarks

5,747

12,352

-53%


5,942

13,347

-55%

   Plus: Cash from notes receivable
    from licensees

1,250

3,135

-60%


6,600

6,236

6%

   Less: Capital Expenditures

(453)

175

-359%


(750)

(802)

-6%

   Less: Distributions to non-controlling interests

(10,743)

(5,414)

-98%


(13,644)

(9,016)

-51%

Free Cash Flow

$34,400

$73,377

-53%


$86,048

$105,029

-18%

 

2016 Guidance

The Company is updating its 2016 guidance to reflect certain recent transactions that were not included in previously provided guidance. 

  • The Company is increasing its 2016 free cash flow guidance by $14 million primarily to reflect the sale of the Company's stake in the Ed Hardy brand in China.
                                                   
  • The Company is increasing its 2016 GAAP diluted EPS guidance by $0.22 to reflect an $8.5 million gain related to the repurchase of a portion of its 2018 convertible notes at a discount, part of which was recognized in the second quarter of 2016 and part of which will be recorded in the third quarter of 2016, and a $10 million gain related to the sale of the Company's interest in Complex Media in the third quarter of 2016. The $35 million of cash received from the sale of Complex Media is not included in the Company's free cash flow guidance. 
                                                                 
  • The transactions described above have no impact on revenue. The Company is maintaining its revenue guidance for 2016; however, is trending towards the low end of the range.
                                                   
  • The Company is maintaining its 2016 non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance. The gains related to the repurchase of the convertible notes and the Complex Media sale, are excluded from the Company's non-GAAP metrics. 

 

FY 2016 Guidance

Current


Previous

Licensing Revenue

$370-$390 million


$370-$390 million

Non-GAAP diluted EPS

$1.06-$1.21


$1.06-$1.21

GAAP diluted EPS

$0.93-$1.08


$0.71-$0.86

Free Cash Flow

$169-$184 million


$155-$170 million

 

Non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS and Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP metrics, and reconciliation tables for each are included in this press release.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30 PM ET. The call can be accessed on the Company's website at www.iconixbrand.com

About Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including: CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), MOSSIMO (R), LONDON FOG (R), OCEAN PACIFIC (R), DANSKIN (R), ROCAWEAR (R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R), WAVERLY (R), ZOO YORK (R), SHARPER IMAGE (R), UMBRO (R), LEE COOPER (R), ECKO UNLTD. (R), MARC ECKO (R) ARTFUL DODGER (R) and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (R). In addition, Iconix owns interests in the MATERIAL GIRL (R), PEANUTS (R), ED HARDY (R), TRUTH OR DARE (R), MODERN AMUSEMENT (R), BUFFALO (R), NICK GRAHAM (R), HYDRAULIC (R), and PONY (R) brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments, Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.

Forward Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements include projections regarding the Company's beliefs and expectations about future performance and, in some cases, may be identified by words like "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "future," "will," "seek" and similar terms or phrases. These statements include, among others, statements relating to additional information that may require the Company to restate further the financial statements and other financial data in the periods impacted by the restatement and/or additional historical periods. These statements are based on the Company's beliefs and assumptions, which in turn are based on currently available information. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement and could harm the Company's business, prospects, results of operations, liquidity and financial condition and cause its stock price to decline significantly. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others: the ability of the Company's licensees to maintain their license agreements or to produce and market products bearing the Company's brand names, the Company's ability to retain and negotiate favorable licenses, the Company's ability to meet its outstanding debt obligations and the events and risks referenced in the sections titled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in other documents filed or furnished with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

    Jaime Sheinheit
    Iconix Brand Group 
    VP, Investor Relations
    jsheinheit@iconixbrand.com
    212.730.0030

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Income Statements






(in thousands, except earnings per share data)









Three Months Ended June 30, 


Six Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

% Change


2016

2015

% Change









Licensing revenue

$95,743

$97,398

-2%


$190,375

$193,212

-1%









Selling, general and administrative expenses

47,138

45,841

3%


98,627

85,529

15%

Depreciation and amortization

1,032

1,196

-14%


2,129

2,533

-16%

Equity earnings on joint ventures

(1,363)

(1,463)

-7%


(2,556)

(2,650)

-4%

Loss (Gain) on sale of trademarks

1,125

-

NA


(9,844)

-

NA









Operating income

$47,811

$51,824

-8%


$102,019

$107,800

-5%









Other (income) expenses








          Interest expense

28,382

21,401

33%


49,600

42,697

16%

          Interest income

(369)

(1,189)

-69%


(906)

(2,155)

-58%

          Other income, net

(9)

(790)

-99%


(16)

(50,780)

-100%

          Gain on extinguishment of debt, net 

(4,288)

-

NA


(4,288)

-

NA

          Foreign currency translation loss (gain)

(671)

1,913

-135%


(864)

(8,769)

-90%

Other expenses (income) - net

23,045

21,335

8%


43,526

(19,007)

-329%









Income before income taxes

24,766

30,489

-19%


58,493

126,807

-54%









Provision for income taxes

7,692

11,536

-33%


18,301

38,807

-53%









Net income

$17,074

$18,953

-10%


$40,192

$88,000

-54%









Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling
interest

$5,492

$5,215

5%


$9,997

$8,902

12%









Net income attributable to Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

$11,582

$13,738

-16%


$30,195

$79,098

-62%









Earnings per share:








Basic

$0.24

$0.28

-17%


$0.62

$1.64

-62%









Diluted

$0.23

$0.28

-17%


$0.60

$1.56

-62%









Weighted average number of common shares
outstanding:








Basic

49,035

48,243

2%


48,772

48,201

1%









Diluted

50,675

49,595

2%


50,501

50,752

0%

 

The following tables detail unaudited reconciliations from U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP amounts and include reconciliations related to ASC Topic 470 as it relates to accounting for convertible debt, incremental dilutive shares related to our convertible debt that are covered by our existing convertible note hedges, non-cash gains related to the re-measurement of investments, foreign currency translation and special charges related to professional fees associated with the continuing correspondence with the Staff of the SEC, the SEC investigation, internal investigations, the previously disclosed class action and derivative litigations, and costs related to the transition of Iconix management.    

Note: All items in the following reconciliation tables are attributable to Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and exclude results related to non-controlling interests. Certain numbers may not add due to rounding.

Non-GAAP Net Income & Diluted EPS Reconciliation: (1)















NET INCOME


EPS


Three Months Ended June 30, 


Three Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

% Change


2016

2015

% Change









GAAP net income & EPS

$11,582

$13,738

-16%


$0.23

$0.28

-17%









Add:








    non-cash interest related to ASC 470

6,812

6,851

-1%


$0.13

$0.14

-7%

    gain on extinguishment of debt

(4,288)

-

NA


($0.08)

-

NA

    special charges

1,860

2,000

-7%


$0.04

$0.04

0%

    foreign currency translation gain/(loss)

(532)

1,937

NA


($0.01)

$0.04

NA

Deduct: Income taxes related to above

(1,515)

(3,229)

-53%


($0.03)

($0.07)

-57%

      Net

2,337

7,559

-69%


$0.05

$0.15

-67%









Non-GAAP net income & EPS 

$13,919

$21,297

-35%


$0.27

$0.43

-37%


















Six Months Ended June 30, 


Six Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

% Change


2016

2015

% Change









GAAP net income & EPS

$30,195

$79,098

-62%


$0.60

$1.56

-62%









Add:








    non-cash interest related to ASC 470

14,092

13,663

3%


$0.28

$0.29

-3%

    non-cash gain related to investment in joint venture

-

(49,990)

NA


-

($0.98)

NA

    gain on extinguishment of debt

(4,288)

-

NA


($0.08)

-

NA

    special charges

7,330

2,371

209%


$0.15

$0.05

200%

    foreign currency translation gain

(553)

(9,059)

-94%


($0.01)

($0.18)

-94%

Deduct: Income taxes related to above

(5,907)

12,147

NA


($0.12)

$0.24

NA

      Net

10,674

(30,868)

-135%


$0.21

($0.59)

-136%









Non-GAAP net income & EPS 

$40,869

$48,230

-15%


$0.81

$0.97

-16%

 

 

Non-GAAP weighted average diluted shares reconciliation: (1)







Three Months Ended June 30, 


Six Months Ended June 30, 


2016

2015

% Change


2016

2015

% Change









GAAP weighted average diluted shares

50,675

49,595

2%


50,501

50,752

0%









   Less: additional incremental dilutive
shares covered by hedges for:








               2.50% Convertible Notes

-

-

-


-

(513)

-

               1.50% Convertible Notes

-

-

-


-

(661)

-

        subtotal

-

-

-


-

(1,174)

-









Non-GAAP weighted avg. diluted shares

50,675

49,595

2%


50,501

49,578

2%

 

 

Forecasted Non-GAAP Diluted EPS Reconciliation (1)

Year Ending


Dec. 31, 2016


Low

High




Forecasted GAAP diluted EPS

$0.93

$1.08




Special charges, net of tax

$0.12

$0.12

Adjustments for non-cash interest related to ASC 470, net of tax

$0.25

$0.25

Gain on extinguishment of debt

($0.10)

($0.10)

Gain on sale of equity interest in Complex Media

($0.12)

($0.12)

Foreign currency translation gain

($0.01)

($0.01)




Forecasted Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

$1.06

$1.21

 

Forecasted Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow: (2)

Year Ending


Dec. 31, 2016


Low

High




Net cash provided by operating activities

$132,000

$147,000




   Plus: cash from sale of Badgley Mischka

14,000

14,000

   Plus: cash from sale of equity interest in BBC IceCream

3,500

3,500

   Plus: cash from prior period sale of trademarks

17,500

17,500

   Plus: cash received on notes receivable from licensees

12,000

12,000

   Plus: cash received from sale of equity interests in China

14,000

14,000

   Less: capital expenditures

(2,000)

(2,000)

   Less: distributions to minority interest

(22,000)

(22,000)




Free Cash Flow

$169,000

$184,000

Footnotes

(1) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS (along with non-GAAP weighted average diluted shares) are non-GAAP financial measures which represent net income excluding any non-cash interest related to ASC Topic 470, non-cash, non-recurring gains and charges, foreign currency translation gains and losses, and charges related to professional fees incurred as a result of the continuing correspondence with the Staff of the SEC, the SEC investigation, the previously disclosed class action and derivative litigations and costs related to the transition of Iconix management, all net of tax, and any incremental dilutive shares related to our convertible notes that are covered by their respective hedges. The Company believes these are useful financial measures in evaluating its financial condition. Certain items that are included have not yet occurred or are out of the Company's control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted.

Based on the average closing stock price for the six months ended June 30, 2016, there were no potential dilutive shares related to our convertible notes for GAAP purposes.  Based on the average closing stock price for the period ended June 30, 2015, there were potential dilutive shares related to our convertible notes for GAAP purposes; however, the Company will not be responsible for issuing a portion of these shares as they are covered by our convertible notes hedges.

(2) Free Cash Flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, represents net cash provided by operating activities, plus cash received from the sale of trademarks and formation of joint ventures, less distributions to non-controlling interests and capital expenditures.  Free Cash Flow excludes notes receivable from sale of trademarks and the formation of joint ventures, cash used to acquire the membership interests of our joint venture partners, mandatory debt service requirements, and other non-discretionary expenditures. Free Cash Flow should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes, or as an alternative to operating results presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes Free Cash Flow is useful because it provides information regarding actual cash received in a specific period from the Company's comprehensive business strategy of maximizing the value of its brands through traditional licensing, international joint ventures and other arrangements. We have excluded the cash used to buy back our joint venture membership interests from the above definition because we believe that, like other acquisitions, such actions are capital transactions. It also provides supplemental information to assist investors in evaluating the Company's financial condition and ability to pursue opportunities that enhance shareholder value. Certain items that are included have not yet occurred or are out of the Company's control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted.

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SOURCE Iconix Brand Group, Inc.



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