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Tumi Holdings Announces Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012

Tumi Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TUMI), the leading global brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle products and accessories, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.

For the fourth quarter of 2012:

  • Net sales increased 18.6% to $126.8 million from $107.0 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. There were two extra sales days in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 2011.
  • For total Direct-to-Consumer channels, comparable store sales, including company-owned websites, increased 14.6%, following an increase of 14.8% in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Direct-to-Consumer North America comparable store sales (including e-commerce sales) increased 14.2%, following an increase of 15.4% in the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding e-commerce sales, Direct-to-Consumer North America comparable store sales increased 9.4%, following an increase of 14.6% in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Direct-to-Consumer International comparable store sales (including e-commerce sales) increased 24.6% in local currency, following an increase of 8.3% in the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding e-commerce sales, Direct-to-Consumer International comparable store sales increased 23.9% in local currency, following an increase of 2.9% in the fourth quarter of 2011. In U.S. dollars, Direct-to-Consumer International comparable store sales (including e-commerce sales) increased 19.2%, following an increase of 8.3% in the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding e-commerce sales, Direct-to-Consumer International comparable stores sales increased 18.6% in U.S. dollars, following an increase of 2.9% in 2011.
  • Gross profit increased 15.6% to $73.2 million from $63.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Gross margin was 57.7% compared to 59.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Operating income increased 14.9% to $29.1 million from $25.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Operating income margin was 23.0% compared to 23.7% in the fourth quarter of 2011. In the fourth quarter of 2012, the company incurred approximately $0.6 million in operating expenses in conjunction with the secondary common stock offering completed in November 2012. Excluding this one-time expense, operating income increased 17.4% to $29.7 million, and operating income margin was 23.5% in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Net income was $16.9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share based on 67.9 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, compared to $12.8 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, based on 52.5 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding the aforementioned one-time expense incurred in conjunction with the secondary common stock offering completed in November 2012 ($0.4 million after-tax), net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $17.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share.
  • During the fourth quarter of 2012, Tumi opened three new stores.
  • At December 31, 2012, Tumi operated 114 company-owned stores.

Jerome Griffith, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, commented, “We are very pleased with the strong finish to 2012, and the great momentum that we have built going into 2013. Importantly, we continue to leverage our market position as an iconic global premium lifestyle brand, broadening our product offering beyond travel-related merchandise and expanding into international markets where we are achieving exceptional growth despite difficult market conditions. During the quarter, we saw positive consumer reaction to our new product introductions, continued brand extensions and three new store openings in North America. We also saw improved retail performance and continued strength in our wholesale business in the EMEA zone, as well as continued growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on our recent successes, we continue to believe that significant long-term growth opportunities lie ahead for Tumi.”

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