AP NEWS
Click to copy
Press release content from BusinessWire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
Click to copy
PRESS RELEASE: Paid content from BusinessWire
Press release content from BusinessWire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Fiscal 2018 Results

May 30, 2018

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2018--Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) (the “Company”), a global fashion luxury group, today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2018 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For the fourth quarter, earnings per diluted share were $0.29, a $0.46 increase compared to last year. On an adjusted basis, earnings per diluted share were $0.63 compared to $0.73 in the prior year.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018 Highlights

John D. Idol, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Fiscal 2018 was an exciting year for our Company as we established a foundation to support long term growth. We created a global fashion luxury group with the acquisition of Jimmy Choo and completed the first year of our Runway 2020 strategic plan for the Michael Kors brand, ending the year significantly ahead of our expectations.”

Mr. Idol continued, “Looking to fiscal 2019, we have a number of initiatives planned to drive growth in both of our luxury brands. For Michael Kors, we expect growth to be led by our retail business, as we remain focused on executing initiatives across fashion luxury product, brand engagement and customer experience. For Jimmy Choo, we will continue to make strategic investments to expand our retail fleet globally, capitalize on the significant opportunity to grow our accessories business and increase brand engagement through glamorous red-carpet marketing communications. Additionally, we will continue to explore acquisitions to complement our existing luxury portfolio. Overall, we are well-positioned to deliver long-term growth and enhance shareholder value by executing on the strategies in place for both Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo.”

Financial Results

The Company’s results are reported in this press release on both a GAAP and an adjusted, non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial information is provided at the end of this press release.

For the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2018:

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018:

Balance Sheet

As of March 31, 2018, debt on the balance sheet totaled $874.4 million after repaying $320.2 million of debt in the fourth quarter. Currently, the Company has approximately $804.7 available for future borrowings under its revolving credit facilities. Inventory at March 31, 2018, was $660.7 million, including $128.3 million for Jimmy Choo and $532.4 for Michael Kors. Inventory at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 was $549.3 million. Inventory for Michael Kors was down 3.1% as compared to the prior year.

Share Repurchase Program

During the fourth quarter, the Company repurchased 3,157,459 of the Company’s ordinary shares for approximately $200.0 million in open market transactions. As of March 31, 2018 the remaining availability under the Company’s share repurchase program was $642.2 million. 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.

Outlook

For the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company expects total revenue to be approximately $1.135 billion, including between $140 million and $145 million of incremental Jimmy Choo revenue. Comparable sales for Michael Kors are expected to be approximately flat. The Company expects operating margin to be approximately 15.2%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.90 to $0.95, including anticipated benefit from Jimmy Choo of approximately $0.01 to $0.03. This assumes approximately 153 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding and a tax rate of approximately 14.0%.

For fiscal 2019, the Company expects total revenue to be approximately $5.10 billion, including between $570 million and $580 million of incremental Jimmy Choo revenue. Comparable sales for Michael Kors are expected to be approximately flat. The Company expects operating margin to be approximately 17.7%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $4.65 to $4.75, including dilution from Jimmy Choo of approximately $0.05 to $0.10. This assumes approximately 154 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding and a tax rate of approximately 16.5%.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss fourth quarter results is scheduled for today, May 30, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s investor relations website, www.investors.michaelkors.com. In addition, a replay of the call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and remain available until June 6, 2018. To access the telephone replay, listeners should dial (844) 512-2921 or (412) 317-6671 for international callers. The access code for the replay is 2731688. A replay of the web cast will also be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and will remain on the website for 90 days.

Use of Non-GAAP 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”).

Additionally, this earnings release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures relating to certain one-time costs associated with the Jimmy Choo acquisition, the acquisition of the Greater China licensee and restructuring and non-cash impairment charges primarily associated with underperforming retail stores. The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures, among other things, to evaluate its operating performance and in order to represent the manner in which the Company conducts and views its business. The Company believes that excluding non-recurring items helps its management and investors compare operating performance based on its ongoing operations. While the Company considers the non-GAAP measures to be useful supplemental measures in analyzing its results, they are not intended to replace, nor act as a substitute for, any amounts presented in its consolidated financial statements prepared in conformity with U.S. GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures reported by other companies.

About Michael Kors Holdings Limited

Michael Kors Holdings Limited is a global fashion luxury group, consisting of iconic brands that are industry leaders in design, style and craftsmanship. Its brands cover the full spectrum of fashion luxury categories including women’s and men’s accessories, footwear and apparel as well as wearable technology, watches, jewelry, eyewear and a full line of fragrance products. The company’s goal is to continue to extend the global reach of its brands while ensuring that they maintain their independence and exclusive DNA. Michael Kors Holdings Limited is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker KORS.

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 April 1, 2017 (File No. 001-35368), Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 1, 2017 (File No. 001-35368) and other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

This article has been truncated. You can see the rest of this article by visiting http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180530005462/en.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.