On February 13, 2013, the Company completed its acquisition of Warnaco. The following provides guidance for the Company’s full year and first quarter 2013, inclusive of the operations of the acquired Warnaco business starting from the acquisition date.
Preliminary Full Year Guidance
Revenue in 2013 is currently projected to be approximately $8.2 billion. This amount reflects the elimination of approximately $200 million of revenue generated, in the aggregate, by the Company and Warnaco in 2012 through transactions between each other and approximately $100 million of additional lost revenue from the absence of the 53rd week in 2013 and the revenue generated by Warnaco for the first ten days of the Company’s 2013 fiscal year, since the acquisition did not close until February 13, 2013. The Company’s expectation for revenue from the acquired Warnaco businesses is approximately $2.15 billion, which is relatively flat as compared to Warnaco’s 2012 revenue (excluding approximately $230 million of revenue related to the Chaps men’s sportswear business, which Ralph Lauren Corporation is reacquiring).Non-GAAP earnings per share is currently projected to be approximately $7.00, as compared to the $6.58 in 2012, reflecting approximately $0.25 per share of dilution as a result of the Warnaco acquisition. The Company estimates the earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis from the acquired Warnaco businesses will be approximately 20% lower than the Company’s original plan, driven by the incremental investments required in the business as discussed above. The Company projects synergies to be realized in 2013 to be approximately $25 million versus the initial expectation of approximately $50 million as a result of additional time needed to realize some of the projected savings. Given the additional time required to effect the upgrade of Warnaco’s systems and supply chain, overall synergies of approximately $100 million are now expected to be realized over the next four years. The Company now believes the overall impact of the transaction will be dilutive to 2013 earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis by approximately $0.25.