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PVH Corp. Reports 2019 Third Quarter Results Above Guidance and Raises Full Year Outlook

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  • Third quarter revenue increased 3% (increased 4% on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period and exceeded guidance
  • Third quarter EPS exceeded guidance and was:
    • GAAP basis: $2.82 compared to guidance of $2.70 to $2.75
    • Non-GAAP basis: $3.10 compared to guidance of $2.95 to $3.00
    • EPS included a negative impact of $0.09 per share related to foreign currency translation, in line with guidance
  • Full year 2019 EPS outlook:
    • GAAP basis: Raised to $8.04 to $8.06 from $7.95 to $8.05 previously
    • Non-GAAP basis: Raised to $9.43 to $9.45 from $9.30 to $9.40 previously
    • EPS outlook includes a negative impact of $0.35 per share related to foreign currency translation, in line with previous guidance

PVH Corp. [NYSE:PVH] reported its 2019 third quarter results.

Non-GAAP Amounts:
Amounts stated to be on a non-GAAP basis exclude the items that are described below under the heading “Non-GAAP Exclusions.” Amounts stated on a constant currency basis are also deemed to be on a non-GAAP basis. Reconciliations of amounts on a GAAP basis to amounts on a non-GAAP basis are presented later in this release and identify and quantify all excluded items.

CEO Comments:
Commenting on these results, Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, noted, “We are pleased with our third quarter results, which exceeded our expectations despite the difficult market environment. During the quarter, we experienced continued outperformance by our European businesses while experiencing volatility in our businesses in North America and across China, including the impact of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.”

Mr. Chirico continued, “Looking ahead to the remainder of 2019, we are raising our earnings guidance for the year, while continuing to take a prudent approach to planning our business for the fourth quarter. We believe the current holiday season will be very competitive and highly promotional, and expect that the macroeconomic and geopolitical volatility we are experiencing globally will remain a headwind.”

Mr. Chirico concluded, “We have great confidence in our ability to navigate this evolving consumer landscape and uncertain market environment with the underlying power of CALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER and our global diversified business model. We believe that we are well positioned to capture the heart of the consumer by executing our strategic priorities, while delivering sustainable long term returns for our stockholders.”

Third Quarter Business Review:
The Company’s third quarter of 2019 results include the two acquisitions that closed in the second quarter of 2019. The first was the Company’s acquisition of the approximately 78% interest in Gazal Corporation Limited (“Gazal”) that it did not already own (the “Australia acquisition”). The Company and Gazal jointly owned and managed a joint venture, PVH Brands Australia Pty. Limited (“PVH Australia”), which licensed and operated businesses under the “TOMMY HILFIGER,” “CALVIN KLEIN” and “Van Heusen” brands, along with other licensed and owned brands. PVH Australia came under the Company’s full control as a result of the Australia acquisition. The second was the Company’s acquisition of the Tommy Hilfiger retail business in Central and Southeast Asia from the Company’s previous licensee in that market (the “TH CSAP acquisition”).

Tommy Hilfiger
Revenue in the Tommy Hilfiger business for the quarter increased 10% to $1.2 billion (increased 12% on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period. Tommy Hilfiger International revenue increased 16% to $821 million (increased 20% on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period, primarily driven by continued outperformance in Europe and the addition of revenue resulting from the Australia and TH CSAP acquisitions. International comparable store sales increased 8%. Tommy Hilfiger North America revenue of $423 million was flat compared to the prior year period, as growth in the North America wholesale business was offset by a 5% decline in North America comparable store sales due to continued weakness in traffic and consumer spending trends, especially in stores located in international tourist locations.

Earnings before interest and taxes on a GAAP basis for the quarter of $177 million, inclusive of a $6 million negative impact due to foreign currency translation, was flat compared to the prior year period. Included in earnings before interest and taxes for the current quarter were costs of $5 million related to the portion of the Australia acquisition costs attributable to the Tommy Hilfiger business and to the TH CSAP acquisition costs, primarily consisting of noncash valuation adjustments. Included in earnings before interest and taxes for the prior year period were costs of $6 million related to the April 2016 acquisition of the 55% interest in the Company’s former Tommy Hilfiger joint venture in China that it did not already own (the “TH China acquisition”), consisting of noncash amortization of short-lived assets. Earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis for these periods, as discussed below, exclude these amounts.

Earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis for the quarter decreased to $182 million, inclusive of a $6 million negative impact due to foreign currency translation, from $183 million in the prior year period. The slight decline in earnings was principally due to gross margin pressure experienced in the North America retail business, which more than offset the strong revenue outperformance in Europe and the favorable impact of the Australia acquisition.

Calvin Klein
Revenue in the Calvin Klein business for the quarter increased 1% to $969 million (increased 3% on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period. Calvin Klein International revenue increased 7% to $514 million (increased 10% on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period, driven by continued solid growth in Europe and the addition of revenue resulting from the Australia acquisition. These increases were partially offset by softness in Asia due, in part, to the business disruptions caused by the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. International comparable store sales decreased 2%. Calvin Klein North America revenue decreased 5% to $455 million compared to the prior year period, principally due to a decrease in the wholesale business, including the effect of licensing the Company’s directly operated women’s jeanswear wholesale business in the U.S. and Canada to G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (the “G-III license”), and a 4% decline in North America comparable store sales due to continued weakness in traffic and consumer spending trends, especially in stores located in international tourist locations.

Earnings before interest and taxes on a GAAP basis for the quarter increased to $123 million, inclusive of a $2 million negative impact due to foreign currency translation, from $121 million in the prior year period. Included in earnings before interest and taxes for the current quarter were costs of (i) $3 million in connection with the restructuring associated with the strategic changes for the Calvin Klein business announced in January 2019 (the “Calvin Klein restructuring”), consisting of $2 million of contract termination and other costs and $1 million of severance, and (ii) $2 million related to the portion of the Australia acquisition costs attributable to the Calvin Klein business, primarily consisting of noncash valuation adjustments. Earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis for the period, as discussed below, excludes these amounts.

Earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis for the quarter increased to $129 million, inclusive of a $2 million negative impact due to foreign currency translation, from $121 million on a GAAP basis in the prior year period (there were no non-GAAP exclusions in the prior year period). The earnings increase was principally due to gross margin improvements realized in North America, partially offset by softness in Asia.

Heritage Brands
Revenue in the Heritage Brands business for the quarter decreased 13% to $375 million compared to the prior year period, primarily due to weakness in the North America wholesale business and a 2% decline in comparable store sales.

Earnings before interest and taxes for the quarter decreased to $14 million from $24 million in the prior year period, principally due to the revenue decline noted above.

Third Quarter Consolidated Results:
Third quarter revenue increased 3% to $2.6 billion (increased 4% on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period.

Earnings per share on a GAAP basis was $2.82 for the third quarter of 2019 compared to $3.15 in the prior year period. These results include the amounts for the applicable period described under the heading “Non-GAAP Exclusions” later in this release. Earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis for these periods, as discussed below, exclude these amounts.

Earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis was $3.10 for the third quarter of 2019 compared to $3.21 in the prior year period. Earnings per share on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the third quarter of 2019 included a $0.09 negative impact related to foreign currency translation.

Earnings before interest and taxes on a GAAP basis for the quarter decreased to $270 million, inclusive of an $8 million negative impact due to foreign currency translation, from $282 million in the prior year period. Included in earnings before interest and taxes for the current quarter were $12 million of costs consisting of (i) $9 million related to the Australia and TH CSAP acquisitions and (ii) $3 million related to the Calvin Klein restructuring. Included in earnings before interest and taxes for the prior year period were costs of $6 million related to the TH China acquisition. Earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis for these periods, as discussed below, exclude these amounts.

Earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis for the quarter decreased to $282 million, inclusive of an $8 million negative impact due to foreign currency translation, compared to $289 million in the prior year period. The decrease in earnings was principally driven by the earnings decline in the Heritage Brands business and a $4 million increase in corporate expenses, which more than offset the earnings growth in the Calvin Klein business.

Net interest expense on a GAAP basis decreased to $28 million from $29 million in the prior year period. Included in net interest expense for the current quarter was a $3 million expense resulting from the remeasurement of the Company’s mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interest that was recognized in connection with the Australia acquisition. Net interest expense on a non-GAAP basis excludes this amount. Net interest expense on a non-GAAP basis decreased to $25 million from $29 million on a GAAP basis in the prior year period (there were no non-GAAP exclusions in the prior year period).

The effective tax rate on a GAAP basis was 13.6% as compared to 4.1% in the prior year period. The effective tax rate on a non-GAAP basis was 10.6% as compared to 4.6% in the prior year period. The increase in the current year period effective tax rate was due, in part, to a lower overall benefit from discrete tax items as compared to the prior year period.

Nine Months Consolidated Results:
Revenue for the first nine months of 2019 increased 2% to $7.3 billion (increased 5% on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period. The revenue increase was due to:

  • A 7% increase (11% increase on a constant currency basis) in the Tommy Hilfiger business compared to the prior year period, driven principally by outperformance in Europe and the addition of revenue resulting from the Australia acquisition. International comparable store sales increased 9%. North America comparable store sales decreased 6% due to continued weakness in traffic and consumer spending trends, especially in stores located in international tourist locations.
  • A 2% decrease (1% increase on a constant currency basis) in the Calvin Klein business compared to the prior year period, as continued solid growth in Europe and the addition of revenue resulting from the Australia acquisition were more than offset by the negative impacts of (i) foreign currency translation, (ii) softness experienced in Asia due, in part, to the business disruptions caused by the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and the trade tensions between the U.S. and China, (iii) the reduction of revenue resulting from the closure of the CALVIN KLEIN 205 W39 NYC brand (formerly Calvin Klein Collection) (the “CK Collection closure”), and (iv) the effect of the G-III license. International comparable store sales decreased 2%. North America comparable store sales decreased 4% due to continued weakness in traffic and consumer spending trends, especially in stores located in international tourist locations.
  • A 4% decrease in the Heritage Brands business compared to the prior year period, primarily due to weakness in the North America wholesale business and a 3% decline in comparable store sales.

Earnings per share on a GAAP basis was $6.46 for the first nine months of 2019 compared to $7.56 in the prior year period. These results include the amounts for the applicable period described under the heading “Non-GAAP Exclusions” later in this release. Earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis for these periods, as discussed below, exclude these amounts.

Earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis was $7.64 for the first nine months of 2019 compared to $7.75 in the prior year period. Earnings per share on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the first nine months of 2019 included a $0.30 negative impact related to foreign currency translation.

Earnings before interest and taxes on a GAAP basis for the first nine months of 2019 decreased to $654 million, inclusive of a $27 million negative impact due to foreign currency translation, from $758 million in the prior year period. These results include the amounts for the applicable period described under the heading “Non-GAAP Exclusions” later in this release. Earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis for these periods, as discussed below, exclude these amounts.

Earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis for the first nine months of 2019 increased to $781 million, inclusive of a $27 million negative impact due to foreign currency translation, from $778 million in the prior year period. The improvement in earnings was driven by earnings growth in the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein businesses, partially offset by an earnings decline in the Heritage Brands business and a $9 million increase in corporate expenses.

Net interest expense on a GAAP basis for the first nine months of 2019 decreased to $85 million from $87 million in the prior year period. Included in net interest expense for the current period was a $3 million expense resulting from the remeasurement of the Company’s mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interest that was recognized in connection with the Australia acquisition. Net interest expense on a non-GAAP basis excludes this amount. Net interest expense on a non-GAAP basis for the first nine months of 2019 decreased to $82 million from $87 million on a GAAP basis in the prior year period (there were no non-GAAP exclusions in the prior year period).

The effective tax rate on a GAAP basis for the first nine months of 2019 was 15.1% as compared to 12.7% in the prior year period. The effective tax rate on a non-GAAP basis for the first nine months of 2019 was 18.1% as compared to 13.0% in the prior year period.

Inventory levels increased 5% as compared to the prior year period due to inventory acquired as part of the Australia and TH CSAP acquisitions.

Stock Repurchase Program:
During the first nine months of 2019, the Company repurchased approximately 2.4 million shares of its common stock for $223 million (11.4 million shares for $1.2 billion since inception) under the $2.0 billion stock repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors through June 3, 2023. Stock repurchases under the program may be made from time to time over the period through open market purchases, accelerated share repurchase programs, privately negotiated transactions or other methods, as the Company deems appropriate. Purchases are made based on a variety of factors, such as price, corporate requirements and overall market conditions, applicable legal requirements and limitations, restrictions under the Company’s debt arrangements, trading restrictions under the Company’s insider trading policy and other relevant factors. The program may be modified by the Board, including to increase or decrease the repurchase limitation or extend, suspend, or terminate the program, at any time, without prior notice.

2019 Outlook:
The Company’s 2019 guidance incorporates the impact on certain of the Company’s products of tariffs imposed and expected to be imposed by the U.S. on goods imported from China into the U.S., including (i) $250 billion of total goods imported from China into the U.S. (Tranches 1, 2 and 3) currently at 25% and (ii) $300 billion of total goods imported from China into the U.S. (Tranche 4) at 15% imposed on certain goods in September 2019 and expected to be imposed on certain other goods in December 2019. These tariffs are expected to have a negative impact of approximately $0.20 per share in 2019.

Please see the section entitled “Full Year and Quarterly Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Amounts” at the end of this release for further detail and reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP amounts discussed in this section.

Full Year Guidance
The Company currently projects that 2019 earnings per share on a GAAP basis will be in a range of $8.04 to $8.06 compared to $9.65 in 2018. The Company currently projects that 2019 earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis will be in a range of $9.43 to $9.45 compared to $9.60 in 2018. Both the GAAP and non-GAAP projections include the estimated negative impact of approximately $0.35 per share related to foreign currency translation.

Revenue in 2019 is projected to increase approximately 1% (increase approximately 4% on a constant currency basis) as compared to 2018. Revenue for the Tommy Hilfiger business is projected to increase approximately 6% (increase approximately 9% on a constant currency basis). Revenue for the Calvin Klein business is projected to decrease approximately 2% (to be flat on a constant currency basis). Revenue for the Heritage Brands business is projected to decrease approximately 3%.

Net interest expense in 2019 on a GAAP basis is projected to decrease to approximately $114 million compared to $116 million in 2018. The Company’s estimate of 2019 net interest expense includes a $7 million expense expected to result from the remeasurements of the Company’s mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interest that was recognized in connection with the Australia acquisition. Net interest expense on a non-GAAP basis excludes this amount. Net interest expense in 2019 on a non-GAAP basis is projected to decrease to approximately $107 million compared to $116 million on a GAAP basis in 2018 (there were no non-GAAP exclusions in the prior year). The Company estimates that the 2019 effective tax rate will be in a range of 11.5% to 12.0% on a GAAP basis and in a range of 14.0% to 14.5% on a non-GAAP basis.

The Company’s estimate of 2019 earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis excludes approximately $142 million of pre-tax net costs, consisting of (i) $105 million of pre-tax costs expected to be incurred in connection with the Calvin Klein restructuring, consisting of a noncash lease asset impairment resulting from the closure of the Company’s flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York, New York, severance, contract termination and other costs, other noncash asset impairments, and inventory markdowns, (ii) $60 million of pre-tax costs incurred in connection with the agreements to terminate early the licenses for the global Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger North America socks and hosiery businesses (the “Socks and Hosiery transaction”) in conjunction with the Company’s plan to consolidate the socks and hosiery business for all Company brands in North America in a newly formed joint venture, which is expected to begin operations in December 2019, and to bring in-house the international Calvin Klein socks and hosiery wholesale businesses, (iii) $55 million of pre-tax costs incurred in connection with the closure of the Company’s TOMMY HILFIGER flagship and anchor stores in the United States (the “TH U.S. store closures”), primarily consisting of noncash lease asset impairments, (iv) $6 million of pre-tax costs incurred in connection with the refinancing of the Company’s senior credit facilities, (v) a pre-tax non-cash gain of $113 million recorded to write up the Company's equity investments in Gazal and PVH Australia to fair value in connection with the Australia acquisition, (vi) $22 million of pre-tax costs expected to be incurred in connection with the Australia and TH CSAP acquisitions, primarily consisting of noncash valuation adjustments, and (vii) the $7 million pre-tax expense expected to be recorded in net interest expense resulting from the remeasurements of the Company’s mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interest that was recognized in connection with the Australia acquisition, and the resulting estimated tax effects of these pre-tax items.

Fourth Quarter Guidance
The Company currently projects that fourth quarter 2019 earnings per share on a GAAP basis will be in a range of $1.56 to $1.58 compared to $2.09 in the prior year period. The Company currently projects that fourth quarter 2019 earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis will be in a range of $1.77 to $1.79 compared to $1.84 in the prior year period. Both the GAAP and non-GAAP projections include an estimated negative impact of approximately $0.05 per share related to foreign currency translation.

Revenue in the fourth quarter of 2019 is projected to be flat (increase approximately 2% on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period. Revenue for the Tommy Hilfiger business in the fourth quarter is projected to increase approximately 4% (increase approximately 6% on a constant currency basis). Revenue for the Calvin Klein business in the fourth quarter is projected to decrease approximately 5% (decrease approximately 3% on a constant currency basis). Revenue for the Heritage Brands business in the fourth quarter is projected to increase 1%.

Net interest expense in the fourth quarter of 2019 on a GAAP basis is projected to be flat compared to $29 million in the prior year period. The Company’s estimate of net interest expense includes a $4 million expense expected to result from the remeasurement of the Company’s mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interest that was recognized in connection with the Australia acquisition. Net interest expense on a non-GAAP basis excludes this amount. Net interest expense in the fourth quarter of 2019 on a non-GAAP basis is projected to decrease to approximately $25 million compared to $29 million on a GAAP basis in the prior year period (there were no non-GAAP exclusions in the prior year period). The Company estimates that the fourth quarter 2019 effective tax rate will be in a range of (4.0)% to (8.0)% on a GAAP basis and in a range of (5.5)% to (9.5)% on a non-GAAP basis. Included in the fourth quarter 2019 effective tax rate guidance is the expected favorable settlement of a multi-year audit from an international jurisdiction.

The Company’s estimate of fourth quarter 2019 earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis excludes approximately $13 million of pre-tax costs, consisting of (i) $6 million of pre-tax costs expected to be incurred in connection with the Australia and TH CSAP acquisitions, primarily consisting of noncash valuation adjustments, (ii) the $4 million pre-tax expense expected to be recorded in net interest expense resulting from the remeasurement of the Company’s mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interest that was recognized in connection with the Australia acquisition and (iii) $2 million of pre-tax costs expected to be incurred in connection with the Calvin Klein restructuring, and the resulting estimated tax effects of these pre-tax costs.

Non-GAAP Exclusions:
The discussions in this release that refer to non-GAAP amounts exclude the following:

  • Pre-tax costs of approximately $105 million incurred and expected to be incurred in 2019 related to the Calvin Klein restructuring, consisting of a noncash lease asset impairment resulting from the closure of the Company’s flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York, New York, other noncash asset impairments, severance, contract termination and other costs, and inventory markdowns, of which $70 million was incurred in the first quarter, $29 million was incurred in the second quarter, $3 million was incurred in the third quarter and approximately $2 million is expected to be incurred in the fourth quarter.
  • Pre-tax costs of $55 million incurred in the first quarter of 2019 in connection with the TH U.S. store closures, primarily consisting of noncash lease asset impairments.
  • Pre-tax costs of $60 million incurred in the second quarter of 2019 in connection with the Socks and Hosiery transaction.
  • Pre-tax costs of $6 million incurred in the first quarter of 2019 in connection with the refinancing of the Company’s senior credit facilities.
  • Pre-tax noncash gain of $113 million recorded in the second quarter of 2019 to write up the Company's equity investments in Gazal and PVH Australia to fair value in connection with the Australia acquisition.
  • Pre-tax costs of approximately $22 million incurred and expected to be incurred in 2019 in connection with the Australia and TH CSAP acquisitions, primarily consisting of noncash valuation adjustments, of which $7 million was incurred in the second quarter, $9 million was incurred in the third quarter and approximately $6 million is expected to be incurred in the fourth quarter.
  • Pre-tax expenses of approximately $7 million incurred and expected to be incurred in 2019 resulting from the remeasurements of the Company’s mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interest, which was recognized in connection with the Australia acquisition, of which $3 million was recognized in the third quarter and approximately $4 million is expected to be recognized in the fourth quarter.
  • Pre-tax costs of $41 million incurred in the fourth quarter of 2018 related to the Calvin Klein restructuring, consisting of $27 million of severance, $7 million of noncash asset impairments, $4 million of contract termination and other costs, and $2 million of inventory markdowns.
  • Pre-tax costs of $24 million incurred in 2018 related to the TH China acquisition, consisting of noncash amortization of short-lived assets, of which $7 million was incurred in the first quarter, $7 million was incurred in the second quarter, $6 million was incurred in the third quarter and $4 million was incurred in the fourth quarter.
  • Pre-tax loss of $15 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018 related to the recognized actuarial loss on retirement plans.
  • Discrete tax benefit of $41 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018 related to the remeasurement of certain of the Company’s net deferred tax liabilities in connection with the enactment of legislation in the Netherlands known as the “2019 Dutch Tax Plan.”
  • Discrete net tax benefit of $25 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018 to adjust the provisional net tax benefit recorded in 2017 in connection with the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, primarily consisting of the release of a valuation allowance on the Company’s foreign tax credits.
  • Estimated tax effects associated with the above pre-tax items, which are based on the Company’s assessment of deductibility. In making this assessment, the Company evaluated each item that it had identified above as a non-GAAP exclusion to determine if such item is taxable or tax deductible, and if so, in what jurisdiction the tax expense or tax deduction would occur. All items above were identified as either primarily taxable or tax deductible, with the tax effect taken at the applicable income tax rate in the local jurisdiction, or as non-taxable or non-deductible, in which case the Company assumed no tax effect.

As a supplement to the Company’s GAAP results, the Company presents constant currency revenue information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company presents results in this manner because it is a global company that transacts business in multiple currencies but reports financial information in U.S. dollars. Foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations affect the amounts reported by the Company in U.S. dollars with respect to its foreign revenues. Exchange rate fluctuations can have a significant effect on reported revenues. The Company believes presenting constant currency revenue information provides useful information to investors, as it provides information to assess how its businesses performed excluding the effects of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and assists investors in evaluating the effectiveness of the Company’s operations and underlying business trends in a manner that is consistent with management’s evaluation of business performance.

The Company calculates constant currency revenue information by translating its foreign revenues for the current year period into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect during the comparable prior year period (rather than at the actual exchange rates in effect during the current year period).

Constant currency performance should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or as superior to, the Company’s operating performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. The constant currency revenue information presented may not be comparable to similarly described measures reported by other companies.

Please see Tables 1 through 10 and the sections entitled “Reconciliations of 2019 Constant Currency Revenue” and “Full Year and Quarterly Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Amounts” later in this release for reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP amounts.

The Company webcasts its conference calls to review its earnings releases. The Company’s conference call to review its third quarter earnings release is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Please log on to the Company’s web site at www.PVH.com and go to the Events page included in the Investors section to listen to the live webcast of the conference call. The webcast will be available for replay for one year after it is held, commencing approximately two hours after the live broadcast ends. Please log on to www.PVH.com as described above to listen to the replay. In addition, an audio replay of the conference call is available for 48 hours starting approximately two hours after it is held. The replay of the conference call can be accessed by calling (domestic) 888-203-1112 and (international) 719-457-0820 and using passcode 1072389. The conference call and webcast consist of copyrighted material. They may not be re-recorded, reproduced, re-transmitted, rebroadcast or otherwise used without the Company’s express written permission. Your participation represents your consent to these terms and conditions, which are governed by New York law.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Forward-looking statements in this press release and made during the conference call/webcast, including, without limitation, statements relating to the Company’s future revenue and earnings, plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not be anticipated, including, without limitation, (i) the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the Company may be considered to be highly leveraged and uses a significant portion of its cash flows to service its indebtedness, as a result of which the Company might not have sufficient funds to operate its businesses in the manner it intends or has operated in the past; (iii) the levels of sales of the Company’s apparel, footwear and related products, both to its wholesale customers and in its retail stores, the levels of sales of the Company’s licensees at wholesale and retail, and the extent of discounts and promotional pricing in which the Company and its licensees and other business partners are required to engage, all of which can be affected by weather conditions, changes in the economy, fuel prices, reductions in travel, fashion trends, consolidations, repositionings and bankruptcies in the retail industries, repositionings of brands by the Company’s licensors, and other factors; (iv) the Company’s ability to manage its growth and inventory, including the Company’s ability to realize benefits from acquisitions, such as the acquisitions referenced in this press release; (v) quota restrictions, the imposition of safeguard controls and the imposition of duties or tariffs on goods from the countries where the Company or its licensees produce goods under its trademarks, such as the recently imposed tariffs and threatened increased tariffs on goods imported into the U.S. from China, any of which, among other things, could limit the ability to produce products in cost-effective countries or in countries that have the labor and technical expertise needed, or require the Company to absorb costs or try to pass costs onto consumers, which could materially impact the Company’s revenue and profitability; (vi) the availability and cost of raw materials; (vii) the Company’s ability to adjust timely to changes in trade regulations and the migration and development of manufacturers (which can affect where the Company’s products can best be produced); (viii) changes in available factory and shipping capacity, wage and shipping cost escalation, civil conflict, war or terrorist acts, the threat of any of the foregoing, or political or labor instability in any of the countries where the Company’s or its licensees’ or other business partners’ products are sold, produced or are planned to be sold or produced; (ix) disease epidemics and health related concerns, which could result in closed factories, reduced workforces, scarcity of raw materials and scrutiny or embargoing of goods produced in infected areas, as well as reduced consumer traffic and purchasing, as consumers become ill or limit or cease shopping in order to avoid exposure; (x) acquisitions and divestitures and issues arising with acquisitions, divestitures and proposed transactions, including, without limitation, the ability to integrate an acquired entity or business into the Company with no substantial adverse effect on the acquired entity’s, the acquired business’s or the Company’s existing operations, employee relationships, vendor relationships, customer relationships or financial performance, and the ability to operate effectively and profitably the Company’s continuing businesses after the sale or other disposal of a subsidiary, business or the assets thereof; (xi) the failure of the Company’s licensees to market successfully licensed products or to preserve the value of the Company’s brands, or their misuse of the Company’s brands; (xii) significant fluctuations of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies in which the Company transacts significant levels of business; (xiii) the Company’s retirement plan expenses recorded throughout the year are calculated using actuarial valuations that incorporate assumptions and estimates about financial market, economic and demographic conditions, and differences between estimated and actual results give rise to gains and losses, which can be significant, that are recorded immediately in earnings, generally in the fourth quarter of the year; (xiv) the impact of new and revised tax legislation and regulations, particularly the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that might disproportionately affect the Company as compared to some of its peers due to the specific tax structure of the Company and its greater percentage of revenues and income generated outside of the U.S., and the legislation enacted in the Netherlands known as the “2019 Dutch Tax Plan”; and (xv) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

This press release includes, and the conference call/webcast will include, certain non-GAAP financial measures, as defined under SEC rules. Reconciliations of these measures are included in the financial information later in this release, as well as in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K furnished to the SEC in connection with this earnings release, which is available on the Company’s website at www.PVH.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, including, without limitation, any estimate regarding revenue or earnings, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, future events or otherwise.

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11/4/18

 

 

 

11/3/19

 

11/4/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

2,433.5

 

 

$

2,377.4

 

 

 

 

$

6,919.8

 

 

$

6,794.1

 

 

 

Royalty revenue

 

113.1

 

 

112.2

 

 

 

 

288.3

 

 

283.1

 

 

 

Advertising and other revenue

 

41.1

 

 

34.9

 

 

 

 

100.1

 

 

95.6

 

 

 

Total revenue

 

$

2,587.7

 

 

$

2,524.5

 

 

 

 

$

7,308.2

 

 

$

7,172.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit on net sales

 

$

1,252.0

 

 

$

1,217.7

 

 

 

 

$

3,602.1

 

 

$

3,574.1

 

 

 

Gross profit on royalty, advertising and other revenue

 

154.2

 

 

147.1

 

 

 

 

388.4

 

 

378.7

 

 

 

Total gross profit

 

1,406.2

 

 

1,364.8

 

 

 

 

3,990.5

 

 

3,952.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

1,141.6

 

 

1,091.3

 

 

 

 

3,457.6

 

 

3,215.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-service related pension and postretirement income

 

2.0

 

 

2.7

 

 

 

 

6.1

 

 

7.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt modification and extinguishment costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other noncash gain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

113.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

 

2.9

 

 

6.1

 

 

 

 

7.5

 

13.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before interest and taxes

 

269.5

 

 

282.3

 

 

 

 

654.4

 

 

758.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

27.8

 

 

29.4

 

 

 

 

84.7

 

 

86.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-tax income

 

241.7

 

 

252.9

 

 

 

 

569.7

 

 

671.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

32.8

 

 

10.3

 

 

 

 

86.1

 

 

84.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

208.9

 

 

242.6

 

 

 

 

483.6

 

 

586.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net loss attributable to redeemable non-controlling interest (1)

 

(0.3

)

 

(0.5

)

 

 

 

(1.1

)

 

(1.5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to PVH Corp.

 

$

209.2

 

 

$

243.1

 

 

 

 

$

484.7

 

 

$

587.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net income per common share attributable to PVH Corp. (2)

 

$

2.82

 

 

$

3.15

 

 

 

 

$

6.46

 

 

$

7.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

11/3/19

 

11/4/18

 

 

 

11/3/19

 

11/4/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

$

81.6

 

 

$

81.8

 

 

 

 

$

236.5

 

 

$

248.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see following pages for information related to non-GAAP measures discussed in this release.

(1)

 

The Company and Arvind Limited have a joint venture in Ethiopia in which the Company owns a 75% interest.

(2)

 

Please see Note A in Notes to Consolidated GAAP Income Statements for the reconciliations of GAAP diluted net income per common share to diluted net income per common share on a non-GAAP basis.

PVH CORP.
Non-GAAP Measures

The Company believes it is useful to investors to present its results for the periods ended November 3, 2019 and November 4, 2018 on a non-GAAP basis by excluding (i) the costs incurred in the first, second and third quarters of 2019 related to the restructuring associated with the strategic changes for its Calvin Klein business announced in January 2019 (the “Calvin Klein restructuring”), consisting of a noncash lease asset impairment resulting from the closure of the Company’s flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York, New York; other noncash asset impairments; severance; contract termination and other costs; and inventory markdowns; (ii) the costs incurred in the first quarter of 2019 in connection with the closure of the Company’s TOMMY HILFIGER flagship and anchor stores in the United States (the “TH U.S. store closures”), primarily consisting of noncash lease asset impairments; (iii) the costs incurred in the first quarter of 2019 in connection with the refinancing of the Company’s senior credit facilities; (iv) the costs incurred in the second and third quarters of 2019 in connection with the acquisition of the approximately 78% interest in Gazal Corporation Limited (“Gazal”) that the Company did not already own (the “Australia acquisition”) and the acquisition of the Tommy Hilfiger retail business in Central and Southeast Asia from the Company’s previous licensee in that market (the “TH CSAP acquisition”), primarily consisting of noncash valuation adjustments; (v) the noncash gain recorded in the second quarter of 2019 to write up the Company’s equity investments in Gazal and PVH Brands Australia Pty. Limited (“PVH Australia”) to fair value in connection with the Australia acquisition; (vi) the one-time costs recorded in the second quarter of 2019 on the Company’s equity investments in Gazal and PVH Australia prior to the Australia acquisition closing; (vii) the costs incurred in the second quarter of 2019 in connection with the agreements to terminate early the licenses for the global Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger North America socks and hosiery businesses (the “Socks and Hosiery transaction”) in conjunction with the Company’s plan to consolidate the socks and hosiery business for all Company brands in North America in a newly formed joint venture, which is expected to begin operations in December 2019, and to bring in-house the international Calvin Klein socks and hosiery wholesale businesses; (viii) the expense recorded in the third quarter of 2019 resulting from the remeasurement of the Company’s mandatorily redeemable non-controlling interest that was recognized in connection with the Australia acquisition; (ix) the costs incurred in the first, second and third quarters of 2018 related to the acquisition of the 55% interest in TH Asia, Ltd., its former joint venture for TOMMY HILFIGER in China, that it did not already own (the “TH China acquisition”), consisting of noncash amortization of short-lived assets; and (x) the tax effects associated with the foregoing pre-tax items. The Company excludes these amounts because it deems them to be non-recurring or non-operational and believes that their exclusion (i) facilitates comparing current results against past and future results by eliminating amounts that it believes are not comparable between periods, thereby permitting management to evaluate performance and investors to make decisions based on the ongoing operations of the Company, and (ii) assists investors in evaluating the effectiveness of the Company’s operations and underlying business trends in a manner that is consistent with management’s evaluation of business performance. The Company believes that investors often look at ongoing operations of an enterprise as a measure of assessing performance. The Company uses its results excluding these amounts to evaluate its operating performance and to discuss its business with investment institutions, the Company’s Board of Directors and others. The Company’s results excluding the items described above are also the basis for certain incentive compensation calculations. The non-GAAP measures should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, the Company’s operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The information presented on a non-GAAP basis may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

PVH CORP.
Non-GAAP Measures (continued)
(In millions, except per share data)

The following table presents the non-GAAP measures that are discussed in this release. Please see Tables 1 through 10 for the reconciliations of the GAAP amounts to amounts on a non-GAAP basis.

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

11/3/19

 

11/4/18

 

 

 

11/3/19

 

11/4/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total gross profit (1)

 

$

1,412.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

4,014.0

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses (2)

 

1,136.0

 

 

$

1,085.0

 

 

 

 

3,249.1

 

 

$

3,195.9

 

 

 

Debt modification and extinguishment costs (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other noncash gain (4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.6

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before interest and taxes (6)

 

281.6

 

 

288.6

 

 

 

 

780.6

 

 

777.9

 

 

 

Interest expense, net(7)

 

25.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

82.1

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense (8)

 

27.2

 

 

11.9

 

 

 

 

126.1

 

 

89.8

 

 

 

Net income attributable to PVH Corp. (9)

 

229.5

 

 

247.8

 

 

 

 

573.5

 

 

602.7

 

 

 

Diluted net income per common share attributable to PVH Corp. (10)

 

$

3.10

 

 

$

3.21

 

 

 

 

$

7.64

 

 

$

7.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense (11)

 

 

 

$

75.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

228.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Please see Table 3 for the reconciliations of GAAP gross profit to gross profit on a non-GAAP basis.

(2)

 

Please see Table 4 for the reconciliations of GAAP selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses to SG&A expenses on a non-GAAP basis.

(3)

 

Please see Table 5 for the reconciliation of GAAP debt modification and extinguishment costs to debt modification and extinguishment costs on a non-GAAP basis.

(4)

 

Please see Table 6 for the reconciliation of GAAP other noncash gain to other noncash gain on a non-GAAP basis.

(5)

 

Please see Table 7 for the reconciliation of GAAP equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates to equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates on a non-GAAP basis.

(6)

 

Please see Table 2 for the reconciliations of GAAP earnings before interest and taxes to earnings before interest and taxes on a non-GAAP basis.

(7)

 

Please see Table 8 for the reconciliations of GAAP interest expense, net to interest expense, net on a non-GAAP basis.

(8)

 

Please see Table 9 for the reconciliations of GAAP income tax expense to income tax expense on a non-GAAP basis and an explanation of the calculation of the tax effects associated with the pre-tax items identified as non-GAAP exclusions.

(9)

 

Please see Table 1 for the reconciliations of GAAP net income to net income on a non-GAAP basis.

(10)

 

Please see Note A in Notes to Consolidated GAAP Income Statements for the reconciliations of GAAP diluted net income per common share to diluted net income per common share on a non-GAAP basis.

(11)

 

Please see Table 10 for the reconciliations of GAAP depreciation and amortization expense to depreciation and amortization expense on a non-GAAP basis.

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PVH CORP.

 

Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Amounts

(In millions, except per share data)

 

Table 1 - Reconciliations of GAAP net income to net income on a non-GAAP basis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

11/3/19

 

11/4/18

 

 

 

11/3/19

 

11/4/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to PVH Corp.

 

$

209.2

 

 

$

243.1

 

 

 

 

$

484.7

 

 

$

587.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net income per common share attributable to PVH Corp.(1)

 

$

2.82

 

 

$

3.15

 

 

 

 

$

6.46

 

 

$

7.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-tax items excluded:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit charges associated with the Calvin Klein restructuring (inventory markdowns)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit charges associated with the Australia and TH CSAP acquisitions (short-lived noncash inventory valuation adjustments)

 

6.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses associated with the Calvin Klein restructuring

 

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

90.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses associated with the Socks and Hosiery transaction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses associated with the TH U.S. store closures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses associated with the Australia and TH CSAP acquisitions

 

2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses associated with the refinancing of the Company’s senior credit facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses associated with the TH China acquisition

 

 

 

6.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt modification and extinguishment costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2