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Movado Group, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results

November 26, 2019

PARAMUS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2019--

Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) today announced third quarter and nine month results for the period ended October 31, 2019.

Efraim Grinberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “This year we made the strategic decision to increase marketing investments to drive sales across our powerful portfolio of watch brands. While this effort led to market share gains, we fell short of our sales plan due to the category performing below our expectations as challenges intensified within the watch category and retail landscape, which combined with our increased marketing expenditures, impacted our results. We have updated our full year outlook to reflect our year-to-date performance and expectations for the fourth quarter. Although our results have not met our expectations, we remain excited about the initiatives that we have in place to support our brands for the holiday season.”

Mr. Grinberg continued, “We are introducing exciting newness, including our new Movado Connect 2.0, our Movado Bold Fusion collection and innovative product across our portfolio of licensed brands. Our marketing features a strong holiday television campaign for Movado, and the debut of MVMT’s first national television campaign. These efforts, combined with our strategic growth initiatives, will help drive results for our ecommerce platform and our retail partners in the final quarter of the year. Our strong balance sheet which includes $116 million in cash gives us great flexibility to navigate challenges and continue to invest in support of our growth.”

Non-GAAP Items (See attached table for GAAP and Non-GAAP measures)

Third quarter fiscal 2020 included the following charges and benefits:

Third quarter fiscal 2019 included the following charges and benefits:

Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 (See attached table for GAAP and Non-GAAP measures)

Nine Month Results Fiscal 2020 (See attached table for GAAP and Non-GAAP measures)

Updated Fiscal 2020 Outlook

The Company is updating its outlook for fiscal 2020 to reflect results to-date and the challenging watch category and retail environment, and currency headwinds. The Company now anticipates that net sales will be in the range of $690.0 million to $700.0 million and operating income will be in the range of $46.0 million to $50.0 million. The Company expects net income in fiscal 2020 to be in the range of $36.4 million to $39.5 million, or $1.55 to $1.70 per diluted share, reflecting a 21% effective tax rate. The outlook excludes approximately $7.5 million of amortization of the acquired intangible assets and other expenses for fiscal 2020 related to the acquisitions of MVMT and Olivia Burton, the $13.6 million remeasurement of the contingent consideration liability related to the MVMT acquisition and the $0.3 million change in the estimate for the remaining accrual for the fiscal 2018 cost savings initiatives. The Company’s outlook assumes no other unusual items, no significant fluctuations from prevailing foreign currency exchange rates and no further changes in prevailing tariff rates.

Quarterly Dividend and Share Repurchase Program

The Company also announced that on November 26, 2019, the Board of Directors approved the payment on December 20, 2019 of a cash dividend in the amount of $0.20 for each share of the Company’s outstanding common stock and class A common stock held by shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 6, 2019.

During the first nine months of fiscal 2020, the Company repurchased approximately 131,000 shares under its share repurchase program. As of October 31, 2019, the Company had $36.4 million remaining under the $50.0 million share repurchase authorization.

Conference Call

The Company’s management will host a conference call and audio webcast to discuss its results today, November 26 th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 407-0784. Additionally, a live webcast of the call can be accessed at www.movadogroup.com. The webcast will be archived on the Company’s website approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call. Additionally, a telephonic re-play of the call will be available at 12:00 p.m. ET on November 26, 2019 until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 10, 2019 and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 and entering replay pin number 13695920.

Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, and distributes MOVADO®, MVMT®, OLIVIA BURTON®, EBEL®, CONCORD®, COACH®, TOMMY HILFIGER®, HUGO BOSS®, LACOSTE®, SCUDERIA FERRARI®, REBECCA MINKOFF® and URI MINKOFF® watches worldwide, and operates Movado company stores in the United States and Canada.

In this release, the Company presents certain financial measures that are not calculated according to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). Specifically, the Company is presenting adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted operating expenses and adjusted operating income, which are gross profit, gross margin, operating expenses and operating income, respectively, under GAAP, adjusted to eliminate the amortization of acquisition accounting adjustments related to the Olivia Burton and MVMT acquisitions and the change in estimate for the remaining accrual for the fiscal 2018 cost savings initiatives. The Company is also presenting adjusted tax provision, which is the tax provision under GAAP, adjusted to eliminate the impact of tax benefits related to the 2017 Tax Act as well as other tax benefit of foreign tax items, charges for the Olivia Burton and MVMT acquisitions, the change in estimate of the remaining accrual for the fiscal 2018 cost savings initiatives and the remeasurement of the contingent consideration liability. The Company believes these adjusted measures are useful because they give investors information about the Company’s financial performance without the effect of certain items that the Company believes are not characteristic of its usual operations. The Company is also presenting adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and adjusted effective tax rate, which are net income, earnings per share and effective tax rate, respectively, under GAAP, adjusted to eliminate the after-tax impact of tax benefits related to the 2017 Tax Act as well as other tax benefit of foreign tax items, amortization of acquisition accounting adjustments related to the Olivia Burton and MVMT acquisitions, the change in estimate for the remaining estimate for the fiscal 2018 cost savings initiatives and the remeasurement of the contingent consideration liability. The Company believes that adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and adjusted effective tax rate are useful measures of performance because they give investors information about the Company’s financial performance without the effect of certain items that the Company believes are not characteristic of its usual operations. Additionally, the Company is presenting constant currency information to provide a framework to assess how its business performed excluding the effects of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations in the current period. Comparisons of financial results on a constant dollar basis are calculated by translating each foreign currency at the same US dollar exchange rate as in effect for the prior-year period for both periods being compared.The Company believes this information is useful to investors to facilitate comparisons of operating results. 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 measures, and the methods of their calculation may differ substantially from similarly titled measures used by other companies.

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 variations of such words 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 general economic and business conditions which may impact disposable income of consumers in the United States and the other significant markets (including Europe) where the Company’s products are sold, uncertainty regarding such economic and business conditions, trends in consumer debt levels and bad debt write-offs, general uncertainty related to possible terrorist attacks, natural disasters, the stability of the European Union (including the impact of the United Kingdom’s process to exit from the European Union), the stability of the United Kingdom after its potential exit from the European Union, and defaults on or downgrades of sovereign debt and the impact of any of those events on consumer spending, changes in consumer preferences and popularity of particular designs, new product development and introduction, decrease in mall traffic and increase in e-commerce, the ability of the Company to successfully implement its business strategies, competitive products and pricing, the impact of “smart” watches and other wearable tech products on the traditional watch market, seasonality, availability of alternative sources of supply in the case of the loss of any significant supplier or any supplier’s inability to fulfill the Company’s orders, the loss of or curtailed sales to significant customers, the Company’s dependence on key employees and officers, the ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquired businesses (including Olivia Burton and MVMT) without disruption to other business activities, the possible impairment of acquired intangible assets including goodwill if the carrying value of any reporting unit were to exceed its fair value, volatility in reported earnings resulting from changes in the estimated fair value of contingent acquisition consideration, the continuation of the company’s major warehouse and distribution centers, the continuation of licensing arrangements with third parties, losses possible from pending or future litigation, the ability to secure and protect trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights, the ability to lease new stores on suitable terms in desired markets and to complete construction on a timely basis, the ability of the Company to successfully manage its expenses on a continuing basis, information systems failure or breaches of network security, the continued availability to the Company of financing and credit on favorable terms, business disruptions, general risks associated with doing business outside the United States including, without limitation, import duties, tariffs (including retaliatory tariffs), quotas, political and economic stability, changes to existing laws or regulations, and success of hedging strategies with respect to currency exchange rate fluctuations, 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 outlook in the future.

(Tables to follow)

 
MOVADO GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

October 31,

 

October 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 
Net sales

$

205,618

 

$

208,949

 

$

509,983

 

$

480,191

 

 
Cost of sales

 

95,549

 

 

95,585

 

 

235,702

 

 

221,469

 

 
Gross profit

 

110,069

 

 

113,364

 

 

274,281

 

 

258,722

 

 
Operating expenses

 

87,431

 

 

89,257

 

 

237,893

 

 

213,616

 

 
Operating income

 

22,638

 

 

24,107

 

 

36,388

 

 

45,106

 

 
Non-operating income/(expense):
Change in contingent consideration

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

13,627

 

 

-

 

Interest expense

 

(240

)

 

(146

)

 

(689

)

 

(530

)

Interest income

 

18

 

 

144

 

 

63

 

 

258

 

 
Income before income taxes

 

22,416

 

 

24,105

 

 

49,389

 

 

44,834

 

 
Provision/(Benefit) for income taxes

 

4,955

 

 

(2,817

)

 

10,543

 

 

657

 

 
Net income

 

17,461

 

 

26,922

 

 

38,846

 

 

44,177

 

 
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(304

)

 

-

 

 

(349

)

 

-

 

 
Net income attributable to Movado Group, Inc.

$

17,765

 

$

26,922

 

$

39,195

 

$

44,177

 

 
Diluted Income Per Share Information
Net income attributable to Movado Group, Inc.

$

0.76

 

$

1.14

 

$

1.68

 

$

1.87

 

 
Weighted diluted average shares outstanding

 

23,250

 

 

23,698

 

 

23,322

 

 

23,624

 

 
 
MOVADO GROUP, INC.
GAAP AND NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands, except for percentage data)
(Unaudited)
 
 

As Reported

Three Months Ended

October 31,

% Change

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 
Total net sales, as reported

$

205,618

$

208,949

-1.6

%

 

 
Total net sales, constant dollar basis

$

209,933

$

208,949

0.5

%

 
 
 
As Reported
Nine Months Ended
October 31,% Change
 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 
Total net sales, as reported

$

509,983

$

480,191

6.2

%

 

 
Total net sales, constant dollar basis

$

521,039

$

480,191

8.5

%

 
MOVADO GROUP, INC.
GAAP AND NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
Net SalesGross ProfitOperating
Income
Pre-tax
Income
Provision/(Benefit)
for Income Taxes
Net Income
Attributable to
Movado Group, Inc.
Diluted EPS
Three Months Ended October 31, 2019
As Reported (GAAP)

$

205,618

$

110,069

$

22,638

 

$

22,416

 

$

4,955

 

$

17,765

 

$

0.76

 

Olivia Burton Costs (1)

 

-

 

-

 

676

 

 

676

 

 

128

 

 

548

 

 

0.03

 

MVMT Costs (2)

 

-

 

-

 

936

 

 

936

 

 

225

 

 

711

 

 

0.03

 

Adjusted Results (Non-GAAP)

$

205,618

$

110,069

$

24,250

 

$

24,028

 

$

5,308

 

$

19,024

 

$

0.82

 

 
 
Three Months Ended October 31, 2018
As Reported (GAAP)

$

208,949

$

113,364

$

24,107

 

$

24,105

 

$

(2,817

)

$

26,922

 

$

1.14

 

Olivia Burton Costs (1)

 

-

 

-

 

705

 

 

705

 

 

134

 

 

571

 

 

0.02

 

MVMT Costs (5)

 

-

 

140

 

10,925

 

 

10,925

 

 

2,836

 

 

8,089

 

 

0.34

 

Other Tax Items (6)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

7,633

 

 

(7,633

)

 

(0.32

)

Adjusted Results (Non-GAAP)

$

208,949

$

113,504

$

35,737

 

$

35,735

 

$

7,786

 

$

27,949

 

$

1.18

 

 
 
 
Net SalesGross ProfitOperating
Income
Pre-tax
Income
Provision/(Benefit)
for Income Taxes
Net Income
Attributable to
Movado Group, Inc.
Diluted EPS
Nine Months Ended October 31, 2019
As Reported (GAAP)

$

509,983

$

274,281

$

36,388

 

$

49,389

 

$

10,543

 

$

39,195

 

$

1.68

 

Olivia Burton Costs (1)

 

-

 

-

 

2,078

 

 

2,078

 

 

395

 

 

1,683

 

 

0.07

 

MVMT Costs (2)

 

-

 

140

 

3,534

 

 

3,534

 

 

848

 

 

2,686

 

 

0.11

 

Change In Contingent Consideration (3)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

(13,627

)

 

(3,270

)

 

(10,357

)

 

(0.44

)

Cost Savings Initiatives (4)

 

-

 

-

 

(320

)

 

(320

)

 

(77

)

 

(243

)

 

(0.01

)

Adjusted Results (Non-GAAP)

$

509,983

$

274,421

$

41,680

 

$

41,054

 

$

8,439

 

$

32,964

 

$

1.41

 

 
 
Nine Months Ended October 31, 2018
As Reported (GAAP)

$

480,191

$

258,722

$

45,106

 

$

44,834

 

$

657

 

$

44,177

 

$

1.87

 

Olivia Burton Costs (1)

 

-

 

-

 

2,192

 

 

2,192

 

 

416

 

 

1,776

 

$

0.07

 

MVMT Costs (5)

 

-

 

140

 

11,945

 

 

11,945

 

 

3,010

 

 

8,935

 

$

0.38

 

Other Tax Items (6)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

7,633

 

 

(7,633

)

$

(0.32

)

Adjusted Results (Non-GAAP)

$

480,191

$

258,862

$

59,243

 

$

58,971

 

$

11,716

 

$

47,255

 

$

2.00

 

 

(1)

Related to the amortization of acquired intangible assets for Olivia Burton.

(2)

Related to the amortization of acquired intangible assets, accounting adjustments and deferred compensation of MVMT.

(3)

Remeasurement of contingent consideration liability.

(4)

Change in estimate in Fiscal 2020 for severance and occupancy expenses.

(5)

Related to acquisition costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets and accounting adjustments of MVMT.

(6)

Related to the impact of the 2017 Tax Act as well as tax benefit of other foreign tax items.

 
MOVADO GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 

October 31,

 

January 31,

 

October 31,

2019

 

2019

 

2018

ASSETS
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents

$

116,025

$

189,911

$

142,668

Trade receivables, net

 

136,272

 

84,026

 

126,106

Inventories

 

201,164

 

165,311

 

183,539

Other current assets

 

30,737

 

28,898

 

31,590

Total current assets

 

484,198

 

468,146

 

483,903

 
Property, plant and equipment, net

 

29,275

 

26,067

 

25,471

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

88,126

 

-

 

-

Deferred and non-current income taxes

 

28,191

 

24,503

 

17,400

Goodwill

 

135,280

 

136,033

 

131,756

Other intangibles, net

 

43,532

 

48,183

 

47,479

Other non-current assets

 

58,453

 

56,769

 

57,907

Total assets

$

867,055

$

759,701

$

763,916

 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
Accounts payable

$

33,757

$

38,650

$

47,164

Accrued liabilities

 

62,499

 

44,429

 

65,761

Accrued payroll and benefits

 

9,353

 

18,773

 

14,530

Current operating lease liabilities

 

14,579

 

-

 

-

Income taxes payable

 

17,243

 

10,831

 

9,617

Total current liabilities

 

137,431

 

112,683

 

137,072

 
Loans payable to bank, non current

 

50,685

 

50,280

 

49,590

Deferred and non-current income taxes payable

 

26,370

 

29,242

 

29,519

Non-current operating lease liabilities

 

80,682

 

-

 

-

Other non-current liabilities

 

47,943

 

67,120

 

66,721

 
Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

3,263

 

3,721

 

-

 
Shareholders' equity

 

520,681

 

496,655

 

481,014

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and equity

$

867,055

$

759,701

$

763,916

 
MOVADO GROUP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 

Nine Months Ended

October 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income

$

39,195

 

$

44,177

 

Change in contingent consideration

 

(13,627

)

 

-

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

11,888

 

 

9,907

 

Other non-cash adjustments

 

696

 

 

(4,814

)

Changes in working capital

 

(81,015

)

 

(24,760

)

Changes in non-current assets and liabilities

 

(1,707

)

 

2,336

 

Net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities

 

(44,570

)

 

26,846

 

 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures

 

(10,023

)

 

(8,206

)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

-

 

 

(93,040

)

Proceeds from assets held for sale

 

242

 

 

-

 

Tradenames and other intangibles

 

(194

)

 

(130

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(9,975

)

 

(101,376

)

 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from bank borrowings

 

-

 

 

50,296

 

Repayments of bank borrowings

 

-

 

 

(25,000

)

Dividends paid

 

(13,796

)

 

(13,855

)

Stock repurchase

 

(4,199

)

 

(3,931

)

Stock awards and options exercised and other changes

 

(1,249

)

 

4,863

 

Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities

 

(19,244

)

 

12,373

 

 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

(93

)

 

(9,986

)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

(73,882

)

 

(72,143

)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

190,459

 

 

215,411

 

 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

$

116,577

 

$

143,268

 

 
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

116,025

 

$

142,668

 

Restricted cash included in other non-current assets

 

552

 

 

600

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

$

116,577

 

$

143,268

 

 

 

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KEYWORD: NEW JERSEY UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

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