Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) (the Company) today announced financial results for the fiscal 2014 first quarter ended January 31, 2014.
“We continued to execute our Profit Improvement Plan over the last few months,” said Andy Mooney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiksilver, Inc. “During the first quarter, we further reduced our expense structure and made progress on optimizing our supply chain and laying the foundation for stabilizing and expanding revenues.
“Pro-forma adjusted EBITDA improved versus the prior year quarter, continuing the progress made in the final two quarters of last year,” added Mooney. “The key drivers for the improvement were reduced selling, general and administrative expenses, along with higher
brand sales and increased revenues in our direct-to-consumer channels and emerging markets. We were able to report this improvement despite decreased net revenues, which were driven by lower sales in our wholesale channel, especially in the developed markets in North America and Europe.”
As previously announced, the Company sold its Mervin Manufacturing and Hawk businesses, and is pursuing the divestiture of its Surfdome business. As a result, the Company has reclassified the current and prior year operating results of these non-core businesses as discontinued operations. All of the results presented below represent the Company’s continuing operations.
Please refer to the accompanying tables for a reconciliation of GAAP results from continuing operations to certain non-GAAP results from continuing operations, including pro-forma loss from continuing operations, pro-forma loss from continuing operations per share, adjusted EBITDA and pro-forma adjusted EBITDA, for the first quarter ended January 31, 2014 and 2013, net revenues in historical and constant currency, and a definition of the Company’s emerging markets.
Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Review:
The following comparisons refer to results of continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 versus the first quarter of fiscal 2013.