VF Reports 2013 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results, And Announces Outlook For 2014

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 28, 2013. All per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis. “Adjusted amounts” refer to non-GAAP measures that exclude expenses related to the acquisition of the Timberland ® and Smartwool ® brands (“Timberland”) and the gain on the sale of John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc. (“John Varvatos”) as described in the “Adjusted Amounts” paragraph at the end of this release.

“2013 was a terrific year for VF with record gross margin and earnings per share,” said Eric Wiseman, VF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The combined power of our brands and platforms remains our greatest competitive advantage enabling us to push the envelope on product innovation to connect even more intensely with consumers and providing stellar returns to our shareholders.

“Among many noteworthy brand performances, two significant milestones included The North Face ® brand passing $2 billion in global revenues and the Vans ® brand surpassing the $1.7 billion revenue mark, becoming VF’s second largest brand,” Wiseman continued. “And with strong results from our direct-to-consumer and international businesses, supported by outstanding execution from our global supply chain, we’ve established excellent momentum that we expect to contribute to a strong year for VF in 2014.”

Fourth Quarter 2013 Review

Revenues rose 8 percent to $3.3 billion, compared with the same period of 2012, driven by double-digit growth in our Outdoor & Action Sports, Sportswear, international and direct-to-consumer businesses, and high single-digit percentage growth in our Imagewear coalition.

Gross margin improved 80 basis points to 48.2 percent, compared with 47.4 percent in the same period of 2012, with improvements in nearly every coalition. The higher gross margin reflects the continuing shift of our revenue mix toward higher margin businesses as well as lower year-over-year product costs.

SG&A as a percent of revenues rose 10 basis points to 32.7 percent in the fourth quarter. This increase includes the impact of an incremental investment of nearly $30 million in marketing to support growth in VF’s largest and fastest growing businesses.

Operating income on an adjusted basis grew 11 percent to $509 million in the fourth quarter, compared with $457 million in the same period of 2012. On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter operating income increased 13 percent to $508 million, compared with $450 million during last year’s same period. There were no material Timberland acquisition-related expenses in the fourth quarter of 2013 while the fourth quarter of 2012 included $7 million of such expenses. Adjusted operating margin was 15.5 percent, compared with 15.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. On a GAAP basis, operating margin rose to 15.5 percent from 14.8 percent in last year’s period.

Net income on an adjusted basis grew 7 percent to $368 million in the fourth quarter, compared with $344 million in the same period of 2012. Adjusted earnings per share increased 6 percent to $0.82 per share compared with $0.77 per share during the same period last year. Fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of $0.77 excluded $0.02 per share in Timberland acquisition-related expenses. On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2013 net income was up 10 percent to $368 million or $0.82 per share.

Full Year 2013 Review

Revenues increased 5 percent to a record $11.4 billion compared with $10.9 billion in 2012. International revenues were up 8 percent driven by 7 percent growth in Europe and Asia Pacific, and a 9 percent increase in the Americas (non-U.S.) region.

Gross margin rose by 160 basis points to a record 48.1 percent, compared with 46.5 percent in 2012, with improvements in nearly every business. For the full year, the improvement in gross margin reflects the continued shift in our revenue mix toward higher margin businesses as well as lower product costs.

SG&A as a percent of full year revenue rose 50 basis points to 33.6 percent. This increase includes the impact of higher marketing expense that increased the SG&A ratio by 60 basis points, including the nearly $40 million in incremental marketing investments in the second half of 2013 that increased the SG&A ratio by 40 basis points.

Operating income on an adjusted basis increased 11 percent to $1.7 billion in 2013. On a GAAP basis, full year operating income rose 12 percent to $1.6 billion from $1.5 billion in 2012. Acquisition-related expenses for Timberland in 2013 and 2012 were $11 million and $31 million, respectively. Adjusted operating margin was 14.5 percent compared with 13.8 percent in 2012. On a GAAP basis, operating margin was 14.4 percent versus 13.5 percent in 2012.

Net income on an adjusted basis rose 13 percent to $1.2 billion compared to $1.1 billion in 2012. Adjusted earnings per share, which excludes $0.02 in Timberland acquisition-related expenses in 2013 increased 13 percent, to $2.73 from $2.41 in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings per share of $2.41 in 2012 exclude a combined $0.02 in Timberland acquisition-related expenses and the gain from the sale of John Varvatos. On a GAAP basis, full year net income was $1.2 billion while earnings per share grew 12 percent to $2.71 per share.

Coalition Review

Revenues for the Outdoor & Action Sports coalition increased 12 percent in the quarter to $1.9 billion with balanced growth across the U.S. and international markets as well as in wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels. Full year Outdoor & Action Sports revenues were up 9 percent in 2013.

Fourth quarter revenues for The North Face ® brand rose 12 percent globally driven by more than 30 percent growth in direct-to-consumer sales and a mid single-digit increase in the brand’s wholesale business. By region, The North Face ® brand’s revenues were up 10 percent in the Americas and increased at a high-teen percentage rate in both Europe and Asia Pacific. For the full year, revenues for The North Face ® brand grew 7 percent, establishing VF’s first $2 billion brand.

Revenues for the Vans ® brand in the fourth quarter were up 14 percent with strong, double-digit growth across all geographies, as well as in the brand’s wholesale and direct-to-consumer platforms. Revenues in the Americas region were up at a low double-digit rate in the quarter, which contributed to the brand surpassing the $1 billion mark in annual revenues in its largest region. In Europe, the Vans ® brand grew 20 percent and was up nearly 20 percent in the Asia Pacific region. Revenues for the Vans ® brand globally for the full year were up 17 percent.

Revenues for the Timberland ® brand were up 13 percent in the fourth quarter. In the Americas region, revenues increased at a high-teen rate driven by strong direct-to-consumer and wholesale growth rates. In Europe, the Timberland ® brand posted its strongest quarter of the year with a low-teen rate percentage increase in revenues. And in Asia Pacific, where the brand’s largest market is Japan, fourth quarter revenues were down modestly, but up at a high single-digit rate on a constant-dollar basis. Globally, the Timberland ® brand’s growth was balanced between its direct-to-consumer and wholesale businesses in the quarter. Full year Timberland ® brand revenues were up 5 percent.

Fourth quarter operating income for Outdoor & Action Sports rose 11 percent to $358 million. Operating margin decreased 10 basis points to 18.7 percent, compared with 18.8 percent in the 2012 period, including the impact of incremental marketing investments in The North Face ®, Vans ® and Timberland ® brands in 2013.

Jeanswear fourth quarter revenues were flat at $734 million. Revenues in the Americas business were flat, including flat results in the U.S. offset by declines in Central and Latin America. In Europe, revenues were up at a mid single-digit percentage rate and sales in our Asia Pacific region were down slightly. In 2013, global Jeanswear revenues were up 1 percent.

Fourth quarter revenues for the Wrangler ® brand were up 5 percent driven by strength in the Americas region, with mid single-digit growth in western specialty and slight growth in its U.S. mass channel business, offset by a 10 percent decline (up 8 percent in constant dollars) in Latin America. Wrangler ® brand revenues in Europe were up 4 percent (flat on a constant dollar basis). Fourth quarter revenues for the Lee ® brand were down 6 percent driven by a mid single-digit percentage increase (up low single-digit percentage in constant dollars) in Europe and Asia, offset by a 10 percent decline in the Americas region, where the business is being negatively impacted by ongoing challenges in the U.S. mid-tier channel.

Operating income for Jeanswear in the fourth quarter rose 2 percent to $134 million. Operating margin grew 40 basis points to 18.3 percent in the quarter, with improvements primarily attributable to strong performances from both the Wrangler ® and Lee ® brands outside the U.S.

Imagewear revenues were up 9 percent in the fourth quarter to $287 million. This increase is largely due to a contract that was renewed later than expected. For the full year, revenues for the Imagewear coalition were down 1 percent. Fourth quarter operating income for Imagewear was up 31 percent to $45 million, with a 250 basis point improvement in operating margin to 15.6 percent, reflecting meaningful gross margin expansion.

Sportswear had a strong quarter with revenues increasing 14 percent to $208 million. The Nautica ® brand grew 11 percent with solid increases in both its wholesale and direct-to-consumer businesses. The Kipling ® brand’s U.S. business achieved a 33 percent increase in revenues compared with the same period last year. Globally, the Kipling ® brand grew 28 percent. For the year, Sportswear coalition revenues were up 8 percent. In the fourth quarter, operating income increased 11 percent to $36 million, while operating margin declined 50 basis points to 17.2 percent.

In a business environment that continues to be challenging for premium denim, fourth quarter revenues for the Contemporary Brands coalition were up 1 percent to $108 million. Full year revenues for the coalition were down 7 percent, or down 2 percent excluding the impact of the sale of the John Varvatos ® brand in April 2012. Contemporary Brands’ fourth quarter operating income was flat compared with last year’s fourth quarter at $9 million. Operating margin was also comparable at 8.3 percent.

International Review

International revenues in the fourth quarter increased 11 percent, up 10 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenues in Europe rose 15 percent, up 10 percent in constant currency, with positive results from nearly every brand in VF’s portfolio. In Asia Pacific, revenues were up 7 percent (up 11 percent in constant currency) driven by 14 percent growth in China, which included strong results from nearly every brand. As anticipated, the Lee ® brand returned to growth during the quarter in China. Americas (non-U.S.) revenues increased 5 percent (up 11 percent in constant currency) driven by particular strengths in the Vans ®, Timberland ® and The North Face ® brands. International revenues were 38 percent of total VF revenues in 2013 compared to 37 percent in 2012.

Direct-to-Consumer Review

Direct-to-consumer revenues grew 14 percent in the fourth quarter driven by a 32 percent increase in The North Face ® brand, a 12 percent increase in the Vans ® brand, 8 percent increases from both the Timberland ® and Nautica ® brands, and a 44 percent increase in the Kipling ® brand. Fifty-three stores were opened across our brands during the quarter bringing the total number of VF owned retail stores to 1,246. For the full year 2013, direct-to-consumer revenues grew 13 percent and accounted for 22 percent of total VF revenues compared with 21 percent in 2012.

Balance Sheet Review

Inventories were up 3 percent compared with December 2012 levels reflecting VF’s continued focus on operational efficiency. For the full year, VF’s cash generation from operations exceeded $1.5 billion. The company returned nearly $700 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases despite contributing $100 million to its pension plan and repaying $400 million of debt.

2014 Guidance

“As we look to 2014, we are confident in the continued global success of VF’s portfolio of powerful brands and platforms,” Wiseman said. “Our proven execution and financial discipline makes us the best positioned company in our industry to consistently deliver products and experiences that consumers want and returns that shareholders have come to expect.”

Key points related to VF’s full year 2014 outlook include:
  • Revenue expected to increase by 7 to 8 percent including growth in every coalition. Outdoor & Action Sports coalition revenues should increase at a low double-digit rate including a mid-teen percentage growth rate from the Vans® brand, approximately 12 percent growth for The North Face® brand and 10 percent growth for the Timberland® brand. Jeanswear and Imagewear are expected to grow at a low single-digit rate. Sportswear is expected to grow at a high single-digit rate and Contemporary Brands should see mid single-digit percentage growth.
  • International revenue should grow 10 percent, driven by high-teen growth in Asia and high single-digit growth in both Europe and the Americas (non-U.S.) regions. International revenues should approximate 38 percent of total revenues in 2014.
  • In 2014, to better represent the operations of its direct-to-consumer business, VF will begin to include its concession locations in its direct-to-consumer revenues. Concessions are retail locations (outside the U.S.) where the company is responsible for all aspects of operations without ownership of the retail space. After adjusting 2013 direct-to-consumer revenues for this change, direct-to-consumer is expected to grow at a high-teen percentage rate in 2014 and should represent 26 percent of total VF revenues. Direct-to-consumer growth in 2014 will be driven by approximately 150 store openings, comp store growth and an expected increase of more than 30 percent in e-commerce revenues.
  • Expect continued margin expansion, including a 90 basis point improvement in gross margin to 49 percent, and about 60 basis point increase in operating margin to 15 percent.
  • Earnings per share should increase 11 to 13 percent to $3.00 to 3.05.
  • Expect record cash flow from operations, approaching $1.65 billion.
  • Expect to spend approximately $700 million under the company’s share repurchase program; when combined with annual dividend, should return more than $1 billion to shareholders in 2014.
  • Other full year assumptions include a 23.5 to 24 percent effective tax rate, a negligible impact from changes in foreign currency and capital expenditures of approximately $270 million.

In terms of quarterly revenue comparisons in 2014, the cadence should be similar to that of 2013 – although at a higher percentage increase per quarter. Accordingly, we expect mid single-digit growth in the first half of 2014 followed by high single-digit growth in the second half of the year. First quarter earnings will face a tougher comparison against last year’s first quarter earnings per share due to the inclusion of $0.03 per share from discrete tax benefits primarily related to the impact of U.S. tax law changes (American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012) enacted in January 2013. In the second half of 2014, revenue growth and profitability should be the strongest comparison, reflecting the growing contribution of the more seasonally driven Outdoor & Action Sports coalition and expansion of our direct-to-consumer business.

Share Repurchase Authorization

In December 2013, VF’s Board of Directors authorized an additional 50 million shares of common stock for its repurchase program. The company’s previous program, approved in February 2010, authorized 10 million shares of common stock, of which approximately 3 million shares are still available for execution. This brings the total current authorization of VF’s new program to 53 million shares.

Repurchases under VF’s new program will be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-18, subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other relevant factors. This share repurchase plan does not obligate VF to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and it may be suspended at any time at the company's discretion. VF had approximately 440 million shares of common stock outstanding as of Jan. 31, 2014.

Dividend Declared

VF’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.2625 per share, payable on March 20, 2014 to shareholders of record on March 10, 2014. As a reminder, prior to VF’s four-for-one stock split, the quarterly dividend was $1.05 per share.

Adjusted Amounts

This release refers to adjusted amounts that exclude restructuring and other items related to the acquisition of Timberland, which approximated $11 million ($0.02 per share) for the full year 2013. Adjusted amounts for 2012 exclude Timberland acquisition related expenses of $31 million ($0.06 per share) and the gain on the sale of John Varvatos of approximately $42 million ($0.08 per share). Reconciliations of certain GAAP measures to adjusted amounts are presented in the supplemental financial information included with this release, which identify and quantify all excluded items.

Webcast Information

VF will hold its fourth quarter conference call and webcast today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties should call 888-455-2238 (domestic) or 719-325-2492 (international) to access the call. The conference call will be broadcast live and accessible at www.vfc.com. A replay of the conference call will be available from Feb. 14 through Feb. 21, 2014, via telephone at 877-870-5176 (access code: 8653621) or at www.vfc.com.

About VF

VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear with more than 30 brands. The company’s five largest brands are The North Face ®, Vans ® , Wrangler ®, Timberland ®, and Lee ®. Other brands include 7 For All Mankind ®, Bulwark ® , Eagle Creek ®, Eastpak ® , Ella Moss ® , JanSport ® , Kipling ®, lucy ® , Majestic ® , Napapijri ® , Nautica ®, Red Kap ® , Reef ® , Riders ®, Splendid ® and SmartWool ®. For more information, please visit www.vfc.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this release and the attachments are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting VF and therefore involve a number of risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “should,” and “may” and other words and terms of similar meaning or use of future dates. We caution that forward-looking statements are not guarantees and that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results of operations or financial condition of VF to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, the level of consumer confidence and overall level of consumer demand for apparel; fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of raw materials and contracted products; disruption to VF’s distribution system; disruption and volatility in the global capital and credit markets; VF's reliance on a small number of large customers; the financial strength of VF's customers; VF’s response to changing fashion trends; increasing pressure on margins; VF's ability to implement its growth strategy; VF's ability to grow its international and direct-to-consumer businesses; VF's ability to successfully integrate and grow acquisitions, including the Timberland acquisition; VF's ability to maintain the strength and security of its information technology systems; adverse unseasonable weather conditions; stability of VF's manufacturing facilities and foreign suppliers; continued use by VF's suppliers of ethical business practices; VF's ability to accurately forecast demand for products; continuity of members of VF's management; VF's ability to protect trademarks and other intellectual property rights; maintenance by VF's licensees and distributors of the value of VF's brands; foreign currency fluctuations; changes in tax liabilities, and legal, regulatory, political and economic risks in international markets. More information on potential factors that could affect VF's financial results is included from time to time in VF's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VF's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

 

VF CORPORATION

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
           
Three Months Ended December % Twelve Months Ended December %
  2013     2012   Change   2013     2012   Change
 
Net sales $ 3,258,712 $ 3,003,360 9% $ 11,302,350 $ 10,766,020 5%
Royalty income   31,387     29,900   5%   117,298     113,835   3%
 
Total revenues   3,290,099     3,033,260   8%   11,419,648     10,879,855   5%
 
Costs and operating expenses
Cost of goods sold 1,704,690 1,595,512 7% 5,931,469 5,817,880 2%
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,077,027     987,460   9%   3,841,032     3,596,708   7%
  2,781,717     2,582,972   8%   9,772,501     9,414,588   4%
 
Operating income 508,382 450,288 13% 1,647,147 1,465,267 12%
 
Interest income 1,577 495 219% 4,141 3,353 24%
Interest expense (20,985 ) (22,826 ) 8% (84,773 ) (93,605 ) 9%
Other income (expense), net   (2,302 )   1,988   (216%)   (4,025 )   46,860   (109%)
 
Income before income taxes 486,672 429,945 13% 1,562,490 1,421,875 10%
 
Income taxes   119,005     95,777   24%   352,371     335,737   5%
 
Net income 367,667 334,168 10% 1,210,119 1,086,138 11%
 
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   -     -     -     (139 )
 
Net income attributable to VF Corporation $ 367,667   $ 334,168   10% $ 1,210,119   $ 1,085,999   11%
 
Earnings per common share attributable to

VF Corporation common stockholders
Basic $ 0.84 $ 0.76 11% $ 2.76 $ 2.47 12%
Diluted 0.82 0.75 9% 2.71 2.43 12%
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 439,023 439,572 438,657 439,292
Diluted 447,746 448,240 446,809 447,616
 
Cash dividends per common share $ 0.2625 $ 0.2175 21% $ 0.9150 $ 0.7575 21%
 

Basis of presentation: VF operates and reports using a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to December 31 of each year. Similarly, the fiscal fourth quarter ends on the Saturday closest to December 31. For presentation purposes herein, all references to periods ended December 2013 and December 2012 relate to the 13 week and 52 week fiscal periods ended December 28, 2013 and December 29, 2012, respectively.

 

VF CORPORATION

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share amounts)
   
December December
  2013     2012  
 
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and equivalents $ 776,403 $ 597,461
Accounts receivable, net 1,360,443 1,222,345
Inventories 1,399,062 1,354,158
Other current assets   347,074     275,619  
Total current assets 3,882,982 3,449,583
 
Property, plant and equipment 932,792 828,218
Intangible assets 2,960,201 2,917,058
Goodwill 2,021,750 2,009,757
Other assets   517,718     428,405  
Total assets $ 10,315,443   $ 9,633,021  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Short-term borrowings $ 18,810 $ 12,559
Current portion of long-term debt 5,167 402,873
Accounts payable 638,732 562,638
Accrued liabilities   905,292     754,142  
Total current liabilities 1,568,001 1,732,212
 
Long-term debt 1,426,829 1,429,166
Other liabilities 1,243,575 1,346,018
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity
Preferred Stock, par value $1 - -
Common Stock, stated value $0.25 110,078 110,205
Additional paid-in capital 2,746,590 2,527,868
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (211,720 ) (453,895 )
Retained earnings   3,432,090     2,941,447  
Total stockholders' equity   6,077,038     5,125,625  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 10,315,443   $ 9,633,021  
 

VF CORPORATION

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)
   
Twelve Months Ended December
  2013     2012  
 
Operating activities
Net income $ 1,210,119 $ 1,086,138
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided
by operating activities:
Depreciation 157,810 148,969
Amortization of intangible assets 45,787 47,929
Other amortization 49,676 41,058
Stock-based compensation 87,118 92,814
Provision for doubtful accounts 15,756 19,264
Deferred income taxes

(12,370

)
(20,797 )
Pension expense in excess of (less than) contributions (28,102 ) (20,198 )
Gain on sale of business - (44,485 )
Other, net

14,306

 
(40,931 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of
sale of business:
Accounts receivable (155,053 ) (111,571 )
Inventories (47,240 ) 87,620
Other current assets (9,194 ) 32,382
Accounts payable 75,073 (74,294 )
Accrued compensation (1,139 ) (18,907 )
Accrued income taxes 16,628 26,213
Accrued liabilities 85,611 (17,005 )
Other assets and liabilities   1,255     40,801  
Cash provided by operating activities 1,506,041 1,275,000
 
Investing activities
Capital expenditures (271,153 ) (251,940 )
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired - (1,750 )
Proceeds from sale of businesses - 72,519
Software purchases (53,989 ) (30,890 )
Other, net   (25,131 )   (8,230 )
Cash used by investing activities (350,273 ) (220,291 )
 
Financing activities
Net increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings 9,032 (269,010 )
Payments on long-term debt (404,872 ) (2,776 )
Purchase of Common Stock (282,024 ) (307,282 )
Cash dividends paid (402,136 ) (333,229 )
Proceeds from issuance of Common Stock, net 48,029 62,770
Tax benefits of stock option exercises 48,140 47,213
Other, net   -     (201 )
Cash used by financing activities (983,831 ) (802,515 )
 
Effect of foreign currency rate changes on cash and equivalents   7,005     4,039  
 
Net change in cash and equivalents 178,942 256,233
 
Cash and equivalents - beginning of year   597,461     341,228  
 
Cash and equivalents - end of period $ 776,403   $ 597,461  

           
 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Business Segment Information

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)
 
 
Three Months Ended December % Twelve Months Ended December %
  2013     2012   Change   2013     2012   Change
 
Coalition revenues
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 1,919,322 $ 1,709,863 12% $ 6,379,167 $ 5,866,071 9%
Jeanswear 734,075 734,764 - 2,810,994 2,789,293 1%
Imagewear 286,888 262,137 9% 1,065,952 1,075,677 (1%)
Sportswear 207,774 182,724 14% 624,693 577,317 8%
Contemporary Brands 107,714 106,944 1% 415,053 445,960 (7%)
Other   34,326     36,828   (7%)   123,789     125,537   (1%)
 
Total coalition revenues $ 3,290,099   $ 3,033,260   8% $ 11,419,648   $ 10,879,855   5%
 
 
Coalition profit
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 358,247 $ 322,244 11% $ 1,106,384 $ 1,019,425 9%
Jeanswear 134,331 131,394 2% 544,882 466,960 17%
Imagewear 44,860 34,300 31% 152,203 145,053 5%
Sportswear 35,676 32,267 11% 88,157 72,978 21%
Contemporary Brands 8,915 8,896 - 38,825 49,182 (21%)
Other   1,633     (365 ) 547%   (562 )   (232 ) (142%)
 
Total coalition profit 583,662 528,736 10% 1,929,889 1,753,366 10%
 
Corporate and other expenses (77,582 ) (76,460 ) (1%) (286,767 ) (241,239 ) (19%)
Interest, net   (19,408 )   (22,331 ) 13%   (80,632 )   (90,252 ) 11%
 
Income before income taxes $ 486,672   $ 429,945   13% $ 1,562,490   $ 1,421,875   10%
 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Business Segment Information – Constant Currency Basis

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)
     
Three Months Ended December 2013
Exclude
As Reported Impact of Foreign
under GAAP Currency Exchange Constant Currency
 
Coalition revenues
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 1,919,322 $ 16,983 $ 1,902,339
Jeanswear 734,075 (4,805 ) 738,880
Imagewear 286,888 (1,087 ) 287,975
Sportswear 207,774 - 207,774
Contemporary Brands 107,714 1,184 106,530
Other   34,326     -     34,326  
 
Total coalition revenues $ 3,290,099   $ 12,275   $ 3,277,824  
 
Coalition profit
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 358,247 $ 3,583 $ 354,664
Jeanswear 134,331 358 133,973
Imagewear 44,860 (32 ) 44,892
Sportswear 35,676 - 35,676
Contemporary Brands 8,915 166 8,749
Other   1,633     -     1,633  
 
Total coalition profit 583,662 4,075 579,587
 
Corporate and other expenses (77,582 ) - (77,582 )
Interest, net   (19,408 )   -     (19,408 )
 
Income before income taxes $ 486,672   $ 4,075   $ 482,597  
 

Constant Currency Financial Information

VF is a global company that reports financial information in U.S. dollars in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations affect the amounts reported by VF from translating its foreign revenues and expenses into U.S. dollars. These rate fluctuations can have a significant effect on reported operating results. As a supplement to our reported operating results, we present constant currency financial information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. We use constant currency information to provide a framework to assess how our businesses performed excluding the effects of changes in foreign currency translation rates. Management believes this information is useful to investors to facilitate comparisons of operating results and better identify trends in our businesses.

 

To calculate coalition revenues and profits on a constant currency basis, operating results for the current year period for entities reporting in currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect during the comparable period of the prior year (rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the current year period).

 

These constant currency performance measures should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, our operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The constant currency information presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

 

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Business Segment Information – Constant Currency Basis

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)
 
Twelve Months Ended December 2013
  Exclude
As Reported Impact of Foreign
under GAAP Currency Exchange Constant Currency
 
Coalition revenues
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 6,379,167 $ 53,426 $ 6,325,741
Jeanswear 2,810,994 (8,286 ) 2,819,280
Imagewear 1,065,952 (2,420 ) 1,068,372
Sportswear 624,693 - 624,693
Contemporary Brands 415,053 3,099 411,954
Other   123,789     -     123,789  
 
Total coalition revenues $ 11,419,648   $ 45,819   $ 11,373,829  
 
Coalition profit
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 1,106,384 $ 16,122 $ 1,090,262
Jeanswear 544,882 2,208 542,674
Imagewear 152,203 12 152,191
Sportswear 88,157 - 88,157
Contemporary Brands 38,825 494 38,331
Other   (562 )   -     (562 )
 
Total coalition profit 1,929,889 18,836 1,911,053
 
Corporate and other expenses (286,767 ) - (286,767 )
Interest, net   (80,632 )   -     (80,632 )
 
Income before income taxes $ 1,562,490   $ 18,836   $ 1,543,654  
 
Constant Currency Financial Information

VF is a global company that reports financial information in U.S. dollars in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations affect the amounts reported by VF from translating its foreign revenues and expenses into U.S. dollars. These rate fluctuations can have a significant effect on reported operating results. As a supplement to our reported operating results, we present constant currency financial information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. We use constant currency information to provide a framework to assess how our business performed excluding the effects of changes in foreign currency translation rates. Management believes this information is useful to investors to facilitate comparison of operating results and better identify trends in our businesses.

 

To calculate coalition revenues and profits on a constant currency basis, operating results for the current year period for entities reporting in currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect during the comparable period of the prior year (rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the current year period).
 

These constant currency performance measures should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, our operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The constant currency information presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

 

       

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Three Months
Ended Operating Ended Operating
December 2013 Margin December 2012 Margin
 
Operating income, as reported under GAAP $ 508,382 15.5% $ 450,288 14.8%
Timberland acquisition-related expenses   647   6,811
 
Operating income, as adjusted $ 509,029 15.5% $ 457,099 15.1%
 
 
Net income attributable to VF Corporation,
as reported under GAAP $ 367,667 $ 334,168
Timberland acquisition-related expenses   570   10,226
 
Net income attributable to VF Corporation,
as adjusted $ 368,237 $ 344,394
 
 
Diluted earnings per share, as reported
under GAAP $ 0.82 $ 0.75
Timberland acquisition-related expenses   -   0.02
 
Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted $ 0.82 $ 0.77
 
 
 

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The financial information above has been presented on a GAAP basis and on an adjusted basis which excludes the impact of costs related to the acquisition of The Timberland Company. These adjusted presentations are non-GAAP measures. Management believes these measures provide investors with useful supplemental information regarding VF's underlying business trends and the performance of VF's ongoing operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations.

 

Management uses the above financial measures internally in its budgeting and review process and, in some cases, as a factor in determining compensation. While management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating the business, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, VF's operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be the same as similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

 

       

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Twelve Months Twelve Months
Ended Operating Ended Operating
December 2013   Margin December 2012   Margin
 
Operating income, as reported under GAAP $ 1,647,147 14.4% $ 1,465,267 13.5%
Timberland acquisition-related expenses   10,684   30,765  
 
Operating income, as adjusted $ 1,657,831 14.5% $ 1,496,032   13.8%
 
 
Net income attributable to VF Corporation,
as reported under GAAP $ 1,210,119 $ 1,085,999
Timberland acquisition-related expenses 8,826 27,927
Gain on sale of John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc.   -   (35,814 )
 
Net income attributable to VF Corporation,
as adjusted $ 1,218,945 $ 1,078,112  
 
 
Twelve Months Twelve Months
Ended Ended
December 2013   December 2012  
Diluted earnings per share, as reported
under GAAP $ 2.71 $ 2.43
Timberland acquisition-related expenses 0.02 0.06
Gain on sale of John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc.   -   (0.08 )
 
Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted $ 2.73 $ 2.41  
 
 
 
Non-GAAP Financial Information

The financial information above has been presented on a GAAP basis and on an adjusted basis which excludes the impact of costs related to the acquisition of The Timberland Company and the gain on the sale of John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc. These adjusted presentations are non-GAAP measures. Management believes these measures provide investors with useful supplemental information regarding VF's underlying business trends and the performance of VF's ongoing operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations.
 

Management uses the above financial measures internally in its budgeting and review process and, in some cases, as a factor in determining compensation. While management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating the business, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, VF's operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be the same as similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

 

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