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Columbia Sportswear Company Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2020 Financial Results and Provides COVID-19 Impacts and Response Update

·18 mins read

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Lower net sales and profitability in second quarter 2020 compared to second quarter 2019 primarily reflect the negative impact of temporary store closures, including our wholesale customers' stores, and lower consumer demand resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Net sales decreased 40 percent to $316.6 million, compared to second quarter 2019.

  • In the direct-to-consumer channel, e-commerce net sales increased 72 percent year-over-year, partially offsetting brick & mortar store traffic and sales trends that remained well below pre-pandemic levels.

  • Loss from operations of $70.3 million, or (22.2) percent of net sales, compared to second quarter 2019 operating income of $16.4 million, or 3.1 percent of net sales.

  • Net loss per share of $(0.77), compared to second quarter 2019 diluted earnings per share of $0.34.

  • Cash and short-term investments totaled $476 million and total liquidity exceeded $1 billion at quarter-end.

Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM, the "Company"), a leading innovator in active outdoor lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment, today announced second quarter 2020 financial results for the period ended June 30, 2020 and updates regarding COVID-19 impacts and the Company's response.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Boyle commented, "I'm extremely proud of our team of global employees who swiftly adapted to altered work environments while maintaining efficient and productive business operations during these challenging times. Second quarter sales and profitability declines clearly reflect the global effects of the ongoing pandemic. A highlight was our outstanding e-commerce growth, which increased 72 percent year-over-year. Our financial position remains strong with $476 million in cash and short-term investments. Taken together with available credit capacity, total liquidity was greater than $1 billion exiting the quarter. It is clear that consumer interest in the outdoors has surged during the pandemic and we are well positioned to equip these adventurers with innovative products as they recreate responsibly."

"As of today, nearly all of our global store fleet is open. We remain acutely focused on cost containment while also continuing to invest in our strategic priorities. I’m confident our global team of employees, powerful brand portfolio, strong financial position and operating discipline will all contribute to Columbia Sportswear emerging from this crisis in a stronger competitive position. Although uncertainty remains unprecedented, we expect sales volume to remain below prior year levels for the balance of the year. Absent further deterioration in trends due to the ongoing pandemic, we anticipate the second quarter will prove to be the steepest year-over-year quarterly percent decline in net sales of the year."

"Our long-term commitment to driving sustainable and profitable growth has not changed and our strategic priorities remain to:

  • drive brand awareness and sales growth through increased, focused demand creation investments;

  • enhance consumer experience and digital capabilities in all our channels and geographies;

  • expand and improve global direct-to-consumer operations with supporting processes and systems; and

  • invest in our people and optimize our organization across our portfolio of brands."

CFO's Commentary Available Online

For a detailed review of the Company's second quarter 2020 financial results and additional updates relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the CFO Commentary exhibit furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on a Current Report on Form 8-K and published on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investor.columbia.com/results.cfm at approximately 4:15 p.m. ET today. Analysts and investors are encouraged to review this commentary prior to participating in our conference call.

COVID-19 Update

Entering the second quarter, the vast majority of owned stores across the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada were closed due to the pandemic, in addition to many of the Company's wholesale customers’ and international distributors' doors. Store reopening timelines in these markets varied by region and predominately occurred within the May and June timeframe. Exiting the quarter, nearly all of the Company's owned stores were open globally. Based on cost-containment actions and lower variable expenses, the Company remains on track to lower 2020 operating expenses by more than $100 million, in comparison to last year, before any related one-time costs. The Company continues to evaluate further actions to right size the ongoing expense structure in 2021 and beyond. Although uncertainty remains unprecedented, the Company expects sales volume to stay below prior year levels for the balance of the year. Absent further deterioration in trends due to the ongoing pandemic, the second quarter is expected to be the steepest year-over-year quarterly percent decline in net sales of the year. Please reference the CFO Commentary exhibit for a detailed review of COVID-19 pandemic related issues.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
(All comparisons are between second quarter 2020 and second quarter 2019, unless otherwise noted.)

Net sales decreased 40 percent to $316.6 million, from $526.2 million for the comparable period in 2019.

Gross margin contracted 200 basis points to 46.2 percent of net sales, from 48.2 percent of net sales for the comparable period in 2019.

SG&A expenses decreased 10 percent to $217.7 million, or 68.7 percent of net sales, from $240.8 million, or 45.8 percent of net sales, for the comparable period in 2019.

Loss from operations of $70.3 million, or (22.2) percent of net sales, from operating income of $16.4 million, or 3.1 percent of net sales, for the comparable period in 2019.

Net loss of $50.7 million, or $(0.77) per share, from net income of $23.0 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2019.

First Half 2020 Financial Results
(All comparisons are between first half 2020 and first half 2019, unless otherwise noted.)

Net sales decreased 25 percent to $884.8 million, from $1,180.8 million for the comparable period in 2019.

Gross margin contracted 280 basis points to 47.2 percent of net sales, from 50.0 percent of net sales for the comparable period in 2019.

SG&A expenses were essentially flat at $494.5 million, or 55.9 percent of net sales, compared to $492.5 million, or 41.7 percent of net sales, for the comparable period in 2019.

Loss from operations was $72.3 million, or (8.2) percent of net sales, from operating income of $104.3 million, or 8.8 percent of net sales, for the comparable period in 2019.

Net loss of $50.5 million, or $(0.76) per share, compared to net income of $97.2 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2019.

Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2020

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $475.8 million, compared to $524.3 million at June 30, 2019.

Short-term borrowings totaled $2.8 million. There were no short-term borrowings at June 30, 2019.

Including cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments and available credit capacity, total liquidity exceeded $1 billion at quarter-end.

Inventories increased 7 percent to $806.9 million, compared to $756.4 million at June 30, 2019.

Share Repurchases for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

In first quarter 2020, the Company repurchased 1,557,184 shares of common stock for an aggregate of $132.9 million, or an average price per share of $85.34. The Company did not repurchase shares during second quarter 2020.

At June 30, 2020, $82.2 million remained available under the current stock repurchase authorization. As previously announced, the Company has suspended share repurchases as part of a broader capital preservation effort resulting from the pandemic. Management may resume share repurchases in the future at any time, depending upon market conditions, the Company's capital needs and other factors.

Quarterly Cash Dividend

As previously announced, the Company’s Board of Directors has suspended quarterly cash dividends as part of a broader capital preservation effort resulting from the pandemic. The Company's Board of Directors will continue to evaluate potential for future dividend distributions.

Conference Call

The Company will hold its second quarter 2020 conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET today. Dial (877) 407-9205 to participate. The call will also be webcast live on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investor.columbia.com.

Third Quarter 2020 Reporting Date

Columbia Sportswear Company plans to report third quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET.

Supplemental Financial Information

Since Columbia Sportswear Company is a global company, the comparability of its operating results reported in United States dollars is affected by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations because the underlying currencies in which it transacts change in value over time compared to the United States dollar. To supplement financial information reported in accordance with GAAP, the Company discloses constant-currency net sales information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, to provide a framework to assess how the business performed excluding the effects of changes in the exchange rates used to translate net sales generated in foreign currencies into United States dollars. The Company calculates constant-currency net sales by translating net sales in foreign currencies for the current period into United States dollars at the average exchange rates that were in effect during the comparable period of the prior year. Management believes that this non-GAAP financial measure reflects an additional and useful way of viewing an aspect of our operations that, when viewed in conjunction with our GAAP results, provides a more comprehensive understanding of our business and operations. In particular, investors may find the non-GAAP financial measure useful by reviewing our net sales results without the volatility in foreign currency exchange rates. This non-GAAP financial measure also facilitates management's internal comparisons to our historical net sales results and comparisons to competitors' net sales results.

The non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, our financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. See the "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" table included herein. The non-GAAP financial measures presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, anticipations or beliefs about sales volumes and net sales for fiscal year 2020. Forward-looking statements often use words such as "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "should," "may" and other words and terms of similar meaning or reference future dates. The Company's expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and are believed to have a reasonable basis; however, each forward-looking statement involves a number of risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in this document, those described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q under the heading "Risk Factors," and those that have been or may be described in other reports filed by the Company, including reports on Form 8-K. Potential risks and uncertainties include those relating to the spread of COVID-19, the severity of the disease, the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and any spikes, actions that may be taken to contain the pandemic or to treat its impact, and economic slowdowns that have and may continue to result from the pandemic. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are inherently less reliable than historical information. The Company does not undertake any duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform them to actual results or to reflect changes in events, circumstances or its expectations. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the effects of all such factors or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

About Columbia Sportswear Company

Columbia Sportswear Company has assembled a portfolio of brands for active lives, making it a leader in the global active outdoor lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the Company's brands are today sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia® brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hardwear®, SOREL® and prAna® brands. To learn more, please visit the Company's websites at www.columbia.com, www.mountainhardwear.com, www.sorel.com, and www.prana.com.

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

June 30,

(in thousands)

2020

2019

ASSETS

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

474,793

$

386,150

Short-term investments

975

138,198

Accounts receivable, net

217,536

280,641

Inventories

806,887

756,378

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

102,574

100,800

Total current assets

1,602,765

1,662,167

Property, plant, and equipment, net

328,904

312,948

Operating lease right-of-use assets

365,521

368,856

Intangible assets, net

122,105

125,085

Goodwill

68,594

68,594

Deferred income taxes

73,395

82,418

Other non-current assets

61,113

42,379

Total assets

$

2,622,397

$

2,662,447

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

Short-term borrowings

$

2,789

$

Accounts payable

255,702

309,945

Accrued liabilities

203,827

200,816

Operating lease liabilities

70,916

60,804

Income taxes payable

2,594

6,416

Total current liabilities

535,828

577,981

Non-current operating lease liabilities

347,967

345,063

Income taxes payable

48,863

53,216

Deferred income taxes

7,942

8,518

Other long-term liabilities

28,968

22,475

Total liabilities

969,568

1,007,253

Shareholders' equity

1,652,829

1,655,194

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,622,397

$

2,662,447

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net sales

$

316,611

$

526,210

$

884,839

$

1,180,818

Cost of sales

170,381

272,619

466,895

590,498

Gross profit

146,230

253,591

417,944

590,320

46.2

%

48.2

%

47.2

%

50.0

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

217,652

240,763

494,472

492,518

Net licensing income

1,122

3,537

4,241

6,521

Income (loss) from operations

(70,300)

16,365

(72,287)

104,323

Interest income (expense), net

(805)

2,571

1,008

5,971

Other non-operating income, net

935

1,032

2,673

1,478

Income (loss) before income tax

(70,170)

19,968

(68,606)

111,772

Income tax benefit (expense)

19,463

3,061

18,112

(14,566)

Net income (loss)

$

(50,707)

$

23,029

$

(50,494)

$

97,206

Earnings (loss) per share:

Basic

$

(0.77)

$

0.34

$

(0.76)

$

1.43

Diluted

$

(0.77)

$

0.34

$

(0.76)

$

1.41

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

66,135

67,930

66,553

68,109

Diluted

66,135

68,560

66,553

68,825

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2020

2019

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

(50,494)

$

97,206

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation, amortization and non-cash lease expense

65,924

57,487

Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable

22,815

(2,146)

Loss on disposal or impairment of property, plant, and equipment, and right-of-use assets

8,800

1,599

Deferred income taxes

4,362

(4,338)

Stock-based compensation

7,712

8,781

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

244,112

171,777

Inventories

(202,646)

(232,117)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(3,199)

(21,815)

Other assets

(14,596)

(4,830)

Accounts payable

3,397

41,469

Accrued liabilities

(89,323)

(75,360)

Income taxes payable

(12,633)

(13,967)

Operating lease assets and liabilities

(26,264)

(27,068)

Other liabilities

4,757

5,919

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(37,276)

2,597

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of short-term investments

(35,045)

(181,257)

Sales and maturities of short-term investments

36,631

308,501

Capital expenditures

(20,959)

(50,800)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(19,373)

76,444

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from credit facilities

375,759

23,208

Repayments on credit facilities

(373,390)

(23,208)

Payment of line of credit issuance fees

(1,674)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock related to stock-based compensation

1,987

11,286

Tax payments related to stock-based compensation

(4,304)

(5,589)

Repurchase of common stock

(132,889)

(100,293)

Purchase of non-controlling interest

(17,880)

Cash dividends paid

(17,195)

(32,686)

Net cash used in financing activities

(151,706)

(145,162)

Net effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(2,861)

476

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(211,216)

(65,645)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

686,009

451,795

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

474,793

$

386,150

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:

Property, plant and equipment acquired through increase in liabilities

$

2,414

$

9,524

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Net Sales Growth - Constant-currency Basis

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Reported

Net Sales

Adjust for Foreign Currency

Constant-currency

Net Sales

Reported

Net Sales

Reported

Net Sales

Constant-currency

Net Sales

(In millions, except percentage changes)

2020

Translation

2020(1)

2019

% Change

% Change(1)

Geographical Net Sales:

United States

$

183.2

$

$

183.2

$

315.5

(42)%

(42)%

LAAP

67.4

1.9

69.3

101.6

(34)%

(32)%

EMEA

58.3

0.5

58.8

91.6

(36)%

(36)%

Canada

7.7

0.4

8.1

17.5

(56)%

(54)%

Total

$

316.6

$

2.8

$

319.4

$

526.2

(40)%

(39)%

Brand Net Sales:

Columbia

$

265.8

$

2.5

$

268.3

$

454.9

(42)%

(41)%

SOREL

13.3

0.1

13.4

15.1

(12)%

(11)%

prAna

27.7

27.7

38.7

(28)%

(28)%

Mountain Hardwear

9.8

0.2

10.0

17.5

(44)%

(43)%

Total

$

316.6

$

2.8

$

319.4

$

526.2

(40)%

(39)%

Product Category Net Sales:

Apparel, Accessories and Equipment

$

243.8

$

2.0

$

245.8

$

432.2

(44)%

(43)%

Footwear

72.8

0.8

73.6

94.0

(23)%

(22)%

Total

$

316.6

$

2.8

$

319.4

$

526.2

(40)%

(39)%

Channel Net Sales:

Wholesale

$

159.9

$

1.3

$

161.2

$

296.2

(46)%

(46)%

DTC

156.7

1.5

158.2

230.0

(32)%

(31)%

Total

$

316.6

$

2.8

$

319.4

$

526.2

(40)%

(39)%

(1) Constant-currency net sales information is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates against the United States dollar between comparable reporting periods. The Company calculates constant-currency net sales by translating net sales in foreign currencies for the current period into United States dollars at the average exchange rates that were in effect during the comparable period of the prior year.

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Net Sales Growth - Constant-currency Basis

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended June 30,

Reported

Net Sales

Adjust for Foreign Currency

Constant-currency

Net Sales

Reported

Net Sales

Reported

Net Sales

Constant-currency

Net Sales

(In millions, except percentage changes)

2020

Translation

2020(1)

2019

% Change

% Change(1)

Geographical Net Sales:

United States

$

559.1

$

$

559.1

$

727.7

(23)%

(23)%

LAAP

170.0

3.3

173.3

234.5

(28)%

(26)%

EMEA

114.1

1.9

116.0

162.9

(30)%

(29)%

Canada

41.6

(0.1)

41.5

55.7

(25)%

(25)%

Total

$

884.8

$

5.1

$

889.9

$

1,180.8

(25)%

(25)%

Brand Net Sales:

Columbia

$

737.5

$

4.8

$

742.3

$

1,007.1

(27)%

(26)%

SOREL

52.0

0.1

52.1

54.6

(5)%

(5)%

prAna

64.2

64.2

79.9

(20)%

(20)%

Mountain Hardwear

31.1

0.2

31.3

39.2

(21)%

(20)%

Total

$

884.8

$

5.1

$

889.9

$

1,180.8

(25)%

(25)%

Product Category Net Sales:

Apparel, Accessories and Equipment

$

696.0

$

3.6

$

699.6

$

958.2

(27)%

(27)%

Footwear

188.8

1.5

190.3

222.6

(15)%

(15)%

Total

$

884.8

$

5.1

$

889.9

$

1,180.8

(25)%

(25)%

Channel Net Sales:

Wholesale

$

485.8

$

2.6

$

488.4

$

659.4

(26)%

(26)%

DTC

399.0

2.5

401.5

521.4

(23)%

(23)%

Total

$

884.8

$

5.1

$

889.9

$

1,180.8

(25)%

(25)%

(1) Constant-currency net sales information is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates against the United States dollar between comparable reporting periods. The Company calculates constant-currency net sales by translating net sales in foreign currencies for the current period into United States dollars at the average exchange rates that were in effect during the comparable period of the prior year.

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Contacts

Andrew Burns, CFA
Director of Investor Relations and Competitive Intelligence
Columbia Sportswear Company
(503) 985-4112
aburns@columbia.com