|Movado Group, Inc. Announces Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results|
~ Earnings Results Benefit from Lower Effective Tax Rate ~
~ Third Quarter Adjusted and Reported Operating Income of $13.9 Million and $18.2 Million, Respectively ~
PARAMUS, N.J., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV), today announced third quarter and nine-month results for the period ended October 31, 2010. The Company completed the closure of its boutiques on June 30, 2010 and results for the boutiques for all periods are reported as discontinued operations. All financial results in this press release are for continuing operations unless otherwise stated.
Adjusted income from continuing operations in the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $12.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income from continuing operations of $4.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 (see attached table for reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures). On a GAAP basis, income from continuing operations in the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $16.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, which included a liability reversal of $4.3 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, related to a previously recorded liability for a retirement agreement with the Company's former Chairman. This compares to a loss from continuing operations of $19.4 million, or $0.79 per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, which included: (i) a $22.4 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, non-cash tax charge; and (ii) a charge of $0.06 per diluted share for sales of excess discontinued inventory. The Company recorded a tax provision in the third quarter of fiscal 2011 of $0.8 million, which equates to an effective tax rate of 5.7% on an adjusted basis and 4.4% on a GAAP basis.
Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $16.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, including the results of discontinued operations, of $20.9 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, both of which also include the aforementioned special items.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2011
Nine-Month Results Fiscal 2011
Efraim Grinberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We have begun executing our multi-year strategic plan and gained traction in our initiatives during the third quarter. We continue to focus on product differentiation and segmentation and we are delighted with the strong sell-through of Movado branded products at retail. We also successfully launched Movado Bold during the quarter and the initial response has been highly positive. In addition, we recently introduced a new upgraded Movado website with an enhanced focus on the consumer. Looking forward, we are excited about the upcoming holiday season and beyond. We continue to be committed to driving solid, consistent growth by leveraging the full potential of the Movado brand, building on our licensed brand success, capturing international opportunities and generating further improvement across our business."
Rick Cote, President and Chief Operating Officer, stated, "We are pleased with our results in the third quarter and year-to-date periods. Our ongoing focus on cash generation combined with our strong balance sheet continues to drive positive results as we ended the quarter with no debt and more than $60 million in cash. We are continuing to see signs of recovery in our U.S. wholesale business, with improving sales of our Movado brand and licensed brands. Additionally, our international wholesale business continues to perform well, driven by the strong performance of our licensed brands and the Movado brand in China. As we look forward, we believe we are well positioned to achieve our fiscal year financial objectives and we are confident in our ability to drive sustainable sales growth and profitability by capitalizing on our portfolio of exceptional brands."
Fiscal 2011 Guidance
Based on its performance in the first nine months of the year, the Company maintains its guidance for fiscal 2011 for adjusted net sales and adjusted EBITDA. The guidance continues to be predicated on a 12% to 15% sales increase for the year and an increase in operating expenses due to the Company's investments in brand building. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations is anticipated to range between $20 million and $25 million in fiscal 2011. All guidance referenced refers to continuing operations only.
On a GAAP basis, the Company anticipates its fiscal 2011 results from continuing operations will range from approximately a net income of $10 million, or $0.39 per share, to net income of $11.5 million, or $0.45 per share, with a tax rate of approximately 25% and including the $4.3 million, or $0.17 diluted earnings per share, benefit from the reversal of the retirement liability related to the Company's former Chairman. The change in income from continuing operations and diluted earnings per share from previous guidance is primarily due to the impact of the reversal of the retirement liability as well as a more favorable tax provision.
The Company's management will host a conference call today, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A live broadcast of the call will be available on the Company's website: www.movadogroup.com. This call will be archived online within one hour of the completion of the conference call.
Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, and distributes Movado, Ebel, Concord, ESQ by Movado, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, HUGO BOSS, Juicy Couture and Lacoste watches worldwide, and operates Movado company stores in the United States.
In this release, the Company presents certain adjusted financial measures that are not calculated according to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). Specifically, the Company is presenting adjusted operating income/(loss), which is operating income/(loss) under GAAP, adjusted to eliminate the effect of a reversal of a retirement liability (which occurred in fiscal 2011) and losses on sales of discontinued inventory (which occurred in fiscal 2010). The Company is also presenting adjusted EBITDA, which is operating income/(loss) under GAAP, adjusted to eliminate the above-described adjustments due to the reversal of the retirement liability and the sales of discontinued inventory and to eliminate depreciation and amortization. The Company is also presenting adjusted income/(loss), which is income/(loss) under GAAP, adjusted to eliminate the gain from the reversal of a retirement liability, the losses on sales of discontinued inventory, refinancing expenses and fees associated with the refinancing and repayment of the Company's former credit and note agreements and a non-cash charge due to a change in valuation allowances on the Company's deferred tax assets, taxes on repatriated foreign dividends and the application of interim tax reporting guidelines. The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income/(loss) and adjusted income/(loss are performance measures that are useful to investors because they eliminate the effect of items that the Company believes are not characteristic of its ongoing business. Furthermore, adjusted EBITDA is useful as a performance measure to investors, since it gives investors a measure of the Company's ability to generate cash to service its debt and other cash expenditures. These non-GAAP financial measures are designed to complement the GAAP financial information presented in this release. The non-GAAP financial measures presented should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the comparable GAAP financial measure.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company has tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements using words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "targets," "goals," "projects," "intends," "plans," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should" and similar expressions. Similarly, statements in this press release that describe the Company's business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals are also forward-looking statements. Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements and levels of future dividends to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to: actual or perceived weakness in the U.S. and global economy and fluctuations in consumer spending and disposable income, the Company's ability to successfully implement its brand strategies, the ability of the Company's brand strategies to improve its net sales, profitability and other results of operations, the Company's ability to successfully introduce and sell new products, the Company's ability to successfully integrate the operations of newly acquired and/or licensed brands without disruption to its other business activities, changes in consumer demand for the Company's products, risks relating to the fashion and retail industry, import restrictions, competition, seasonality, commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in local or global economic conditions, and the other factors discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements reflect the Company's current beliefs and are based upon information currently available to it. Be advised that developments subsequent to this press release are likely to cause these statements to become outdated with the passage of time. The Company assumes no duty to update its forward looking statements and this release shall not be construed to indicate the assumption by the Company of any duty to update its guidance in the future.
SOURCE Movado Group, Inc.
|"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Movado Group Inc's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.|