Steve Madden (Nasdaq:SHOO), a leading designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories for women, men and children, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the First Quarter 2014:
- Net sales increased 9.2% to $304.6 million compared to $278.9 million in the same period of 2013.
- Gross margin was 35.6% as compared to 36.8% in the same period last year due primarily to increased promotional activity in the retail segment.
- Operating expenses as a percentage of sales were 24.8% compared to 25.3% of sales in the same period of 2013 due to operating expense leverage on growing sales in the wholesale segment.
- Operating income totaled $36.0 million, or 11.8% of net sales, compared with operating income of $36.4 million, or 13.1% of net sales, in the same period of 2013.
- Net income increased to $23.6 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $23.4 million, or $0.35 per diluted share in the prior year's first quarter, adjusted for the three-for-two stock split effective October 2, 2013.
During the first quarter, the Company opened one full-price store and three outlet stores and closed two full-price stores. The Company ended the quarter with 123 company-operated retail locations, including 20 outlets and four Internet stores.The effective tax rate for the quarter of 35.1% compares to 37.0% in the first quarter of the prior year. The decline in the rate is driven by the Company’s reinvestment of foreign earnings in foreign locations. Balance Sheet and Cash Flow During the quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 0.9 million shares of the Company’s common stock for $29.3 million. On April 29, 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a continuation of the Company’s stock repurchase program for up to $150 million of the Company’s common stock. As of March 31, 2014, cash, cash equivalents, and current and non-current marketable securities totaled $275.7 million. Company Outlook For fiscal year 2014, the Company continues to expect that net sales will increase 5% to 7% over net sales in 2013. Diluted EPS for fiscal year 2014 is expected to be in the range of $2.05 to $2.15, unchanged from previous guidance. Conference Call Information As previously announced, interested stockholders are invited to listen to the first quarter earnings conference call scheduled for today, Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by logging onto http://www.stevemadden.com. An online archive of the broadcast will be available within one hour of the conclusion of the call and will be accessible for a period of 30 days following the call. Additionally, a replay of the call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (U.S.) and 1-858-384-5517 (international), passcode 8003392, and will be available until June 1, 2014. About Steve Madden Steve Madden designs, sources and markets fashion-forward footwear and accessories for women, men and children. In addition to marketing products under its owned brands including Steve Madden®, Steven by Steve Madden®, Madden Girl®, Freebird by Steven®, Stevies®, Betsey Johnson®, Betseyville®, Brian Atwood®, B Brian Atwood®, Report Signature®, Report®, Big Buddha®, Wild Pair®, Cejon® and Mad Love®, the Company is the licensee of various brands, including Olsenboye® for footwear, handbags and belts and Superga® and l.e.i.® for footwear. The Company also designs and sources products under private label brand names for various retailers. The Company's wholesale distribution includes department stores, specialty stores, luxury retailers, national chains and mass merchants. The Company also operates 123 retail stores (including the Company's four Internet stores). The Company licenses certain of its brands to third parties for the marketing and sale of certain products, including for ready-to-wear, outerwear, intimate apparel, eyewear, hosiery, jewelry, fragrance, luggage and bedding and bath products.
Safe HarborThis press release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company contain certain “forward looking statements” as that term is defined in the federal securities laws. The events described in forward looking statements may not occur. Generally these statements relate to business plans or strategies, projected or anticipated benefits or other consequences of the Company's plans or strategies, projected or anticipated benefits from acquisitions to be made by the Company, or projections involving anticipated revenues, earnings or other aspects of the Company's operating results. The words "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "intend," "estimate," and "continue," and their opposites and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements. The Company cautions you that these statements concern current expectations about the Company’s future results and condition and are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to a number of uncertainties, risks and other influences, many of which are beyond the Company's control, that may influence the accuracy of the statements and the projections upon which the statements are based. Factors which may affect the Company's results include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any one or more of these uncertainties, risks and other influences could materially affect the Company's results of operations and financial condition and whether forward looking statements made by the Company ultimately prove to be accurate and, as such, the Company's actual results, performance and achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
|STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)|
|Three Months Ended|
|March 31, 2014||March 31, 2013|
|Cost of sales||196,276||176,318|
|Commission and licensing fee income, net||3,171||4,366|
|Income from operations||35,993||36,439|
|Interest and other income, net||1,033||913|
|Income before provision for income taxes||37,026||37,352|
|Provision for income taxes||12,996||13,820|
|Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests||393||132|
|Net Income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.||$||23,637||$||23,400|
|Basic net income per share||$||0.38||$||0.36|
|Diluted net income per share||$||0.36||$||0.35|
|Basic weighted average common shares outstanding||62,822||65,228|
|Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding||65,137||67,190|
|STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA (In thousands)|
|March 31, 2014||December 31, 2013||March 31, 2013|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||153,070||$||180,275||$||154,697|
|Marketable securities (current & non current)||122,659||111,858||123,209|
|Accounts receivable, net||202,970||185,423||170,096|
|Other current assets||28,776||36,660||27,912|
|Property and equipment, net||58,432||56,606||46,190|
|Goodwill and intangibles, net||227,419||225,695||230,545|
|Contingent payment liability (current & non current)||34,917||34,795||46,810|
|Other current liabilities||37,303||44,682||46,140|
|Other long term liabilities||24,656||22,798||13,227|
|Total Steven Madden, Ltd stockholders' equity||677,354||678,517||644,713|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||863,896||$||880,241||$||820,222|
|STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA (In thousands) (Unaudited)|
|Three Months Ended|
|March 31, 2014||March 31, 2013|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||$||21,560||$||26,350|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(4,392||)||(4,226||)|
|Purchases / sales of marketable securities, net||(9,439||)||(26,372||)|
|Acquisition, net of cash acquired||(6,750||)||-|
|Net cash used for investing activities||(20,581||)||(30,598||)|
|Common stock share repurchases for treasury||(29,336||)||(11,141||)|
|Proceeds from exercise of stock options||521||651|
|Tax benefit from the exercise of options||631||658|
|Net cash used for financing activities||(28,184||)||(9,832||)|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(27,205||)||(14,080||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period||180,275||168,777|
|Cash and cash equivalents - end of period||153,070||154,697|