Quiksilver's EMEA region returns to sales growth
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 September, 2013 : - - Quiksilver, Inc.announced operating results for the fiscal 2013 third quarter ended July 31, 2013.
“Our third quarter results reflect progress on our path toward improving operating efficiencies,” said Andy Mooney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiksilver, Inc.
“Pro-forma adjusted EBITDA increased by $4 million, selling, general and administrative expenses were reduced by $9 million and we continued to right-size our organization worldwide. In addition, our EMEA region returned to sales growth, and our global e-commerce channel and emerging markets contributed meaningful revenue increases. While global net revenues were down for our DC and Quiksilver brands, we believe that the product development plans we have in place will deliver improved sales over time.
“We are pleased with the advancements on our Profit Improvement Plan. We completed assembling our senior management team, refinanced debt to extend maturities and increase liquidity, reduced headcount, narrowed our athletes and events roster, began re-engineering supply chain processes and continued to close underperforming retail stores. Our plan is on track and we remain confident that our initiatives will lead to improved efficiency and profitability.”
Please refer to the accompanying tables for a reconciliation of GAAP results to certain non-GAAP results, including pro-forma income/(loss), pro-forma income/(loss) per share attributable to Quiksilver, Inc., adjusted EBITDA and pro-forma adjusted EBITDA, for the third quarter and nine months ended July 31, 2013 and 2012, net revenues in historical and constant currency, and a definition of our emerging markets.
Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Review:
The following comparisons refer to the third quarter of fiscal 2013 versus the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Net revenues were $496 million compared with $512 million, and were down 3%, or $14 million, in constant currency. Americas net revenues decreased 6% to $268 million from $286 million, and were down 6% in constant currency.
EMEA net revenues increased 6% to $164 million from $154 million, and were up 3% in constant currency. APAC net revenues decreased 12% to $63 million from $72 million, and were down 1% in constant currency. Gross margin was in line with last year at 49.4% of net revenues compared with 49.5%, with gross margin declines on DC brand sales in the Americas wholesale channel, largely offset by gross margin improvement in the EMEA wholesale channel.
SG&A decreased $9 million to $217 million from $226 million, primarily due to reduced expenses related to compensation, athletes and events, and administrative costs. Non-cash asset impairments were $2.2 million compared with $0.1 million. Foreign currency loss was $4.1 million versus foreign currency gain of $2.2 million.Net income attributable to Quiksilver, Inc. was $2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared with $13 million, or $0.07 per diluted share.
Pro-forma income, which excludes the after-tax impact of restructuring charges, non-cash asset impairments and non-cash interest charges from net income attributable to Quiksilver, Inc., was $18 million and $17 million, or $0.10 per diluted share in both years. Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA increased $4 million to $56 million from $52 million.
Fiscal 2013 Q3 Net Revenue Highlights:
Net revenues (in constant currency) by brand and channel for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2012 were as follows.
Brands (constant currency):
Quiksilver decreased 10% to $172 million; Roxy increased 1% to $130 million; and, DC decreased 1% to $166 million. Distribution channels (constant currency):
Wholesale revenues decreased 6% to $345 million; Retail revenues increased 1% to $120 million. Third quarter same-store sales in company-owned retail stores increased 2% on a global basis. Company-owned retail stores totaled 562; and, E-commerce revenues grew 33% to $31 million. Emerging markets generated net revenue growth of 21% in constant currency.
Check the Full Report
Tags: Financial, Corporate, Quiksilver