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Skechers Announces Record First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SKECHERS U.S.A., Inc. ("Skechers" or the "Company") (NYSE:SKX), The Comfort Technology CompanyTM and a global footwear leader, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Record quarterly sales of $1.82 billion, a year-over-year increase of 26.8%

  • Wholesale sales grew 32.7%

  • Direct-to-Consumer sales grew 15.7%

  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.77, a year-over-year increase of 22.2%

  • Repurchased $25 million of common stock

"First quarter sales of over $1.8 billion are a new quarterly sales record for Skechers, and reflect our broad-based global appeal and our team’s focus on successfully navigating supply chain constraints," began David Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer of Skechers. "The sales achievement was driven by increases of 33% in our Wholesale and 16% in our Direct-to-Consumer segments. By region, the growth was the result of increases of 31% in the Americas, driven by double-digit growth in the United States; 49% in EMEA, driven by strong growth across Europe; and 4% in APAC, led by 9% growth in China. Several key APAC markets faced increasing COVID-related restrictions as the quarter evolved including China. Despite the on-going pandemic and other macroeconomic headwinds, we are especially encouraged by the phenomenal growth we experienced. We believe this momentum will continue as we strive towards our goal of $10 billion by 2026."

"As we mark our third decade in business, we couldn’t be more excited about our future. In the first quarter, we achieved a new quarterly sales record, delivered the most innovative, stylish and comfortable product yet, and supported it with impactful marketing," said Robert Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Skechers. "Our position as the third largest footwear brand in the world is the result of exceptional global partnerships and the strong consumer demand for our products. To drive awareness, we began the year with two Skechers commercials airing around the Super Bowl featuring Willie Nelson, including one with his hit song ‘On the Road Again.’ We launched a new workout walking collection with two campaigns starring Brooke Burke and former NFL star Cris Carter, who joined our roster of legends, including Rusty Wallace, Tony Romo and Howie Long. We also launched Skechers campaigns featuring two powerful female brand ambassadors, Amanda Kloots and Martha Stewart. With a talented team determined to ensure our success, we believe our strategy of communicating the uniqueness of Skechers’ comfort technology, style, innovation and quality products globally will continue to deliver record sales in 2022."

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Three Months Ended

March 31,

Change

(in millions, except per share data)

2022

2021

$

%

Sales

$

1,819.6

$

1,434.5

$

385.1

26.8

Gross profit

824.2

685.7

138.5

20.2

Gross margin

45.3

%

47.8

%

(250

)bps

Operating expenses

648.3

528.0

120.3

22.8

As a % of sales

35.6

%

36.8

%

(120

)bps

Earnings from operations

175.9

157.7

18.2

11.6

Operating margin

9.7

%

11.0

%

(130

)bps

Net earnings

$

121.2

$

98.6

$

22.6

23.0

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.77

$

0.63

$

0.14

22.2

First quarter sales increased 26.8% as a result of a 28.7% increase in domestic sales and a 25.5% increase in international sales, primarily driven by strength in wholesale sales. Both segments experienced increases, with Wholesale increasing 32.7% and Direct-to-Consumer increasing 15.7%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 28.7%.

Wholesale sales growth of $308.2 million, or 32.7%, was led by increases in AMER of 41.6% and EMEA of 42.0%. Wholesale volume increased 22.7% and average selling price increased 8.6%.

Direct-to-Consumer sales growth of $76.9 million, or 15.7%, was led by increases in EMEA of 157.3%, which lapped COVID restrictions in the prior year, AMER of 11.2% and APAC of 8.5%. Direct-to-Consumer average selling price increased 15.1% resulting from reduced promotions and higher prices.

Gross margin was 45.3%, a decrease of 250 basis points, driven by higher per unit freight costs partially offset by average selling price increases.

Operating expenses increased $120.3 million, or 22.8%, but as a percentage of sales, improved 120 basis points to 35.6% from 36.8% in the prior year. Selling expenses increased $16.9 million, or 18.5%, due to higher global demand creation expenditures. General and administrative expenses increased $103.4 million, or 23.7%, due to increased volume-driven labor, and warehouse and distribution expenses.

Earnings from operations increased $18.2 million, or 11.6%, to $175.9 million.

Net earnings were $121.2 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.77, an increase of 22.2% over the prior year.

In the first quarter, the Company’s effective income tax rate was essentially flat year-over-year at 20.0%.

"Skechers once again delivered exceptional results, with record first quarter sales and earnings, despite continuing challenges from the COVID pandemic," stated John Vandemore, Chief Financial Officer of Skechers. "The strength of our brand, coupled with our continued focus on investing and executing against our global growth strategy, gives us abundant confidence that achieving $10 billion in sales by 2026 remains both an achievable objective and valuable means to drive shareholder value."

Balance Sheet

Cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $819.9 million, a decrease of $220.6 million, or 21.2% from December 31, 2021, primarily reflecting increased accounts receivable from wholesale sales, particularly in the Americas.

Inventory was $1.45 billion, a decrease of $21.5 million or 1.5% from December 31, 2021. The slight decrease in inventory reflects lower merchandise in transit levels due to the improvement of some supply chain constraints.

Share Repurchase

During the first quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 652,000 shares of its Class A common stock for $25.0 million. At March 31, 2022, approximately $475.0 million remained available under the Company’s share repurchase program.

Outlook

For the second quarter of 2022, the Company believes it will achieve sales between $1.75 billion and $1.80 billion and diluted earnings per share of between $0.50 and $0.55. Further, the Company believes that for the fiscal year 2022, it will achieve sales between $7.2 billion and $7.4 billion and diluted earnings per share of between $2.75 and $2.95.

Store Count

Number of Stores

December 31, 2021

Opened

Closed(1)

March 31, 2022

Domestic stores

515

13

(12

)

516

International stores

845

18

(29

)

834

Distributor, licensee and franchise stores

2,946

77

(65

)

2,958

Total Skechers stores

4,306

108

(106

)

4,308

(1)

Does not reflect temporary closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Quarter 2022 Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT to discuss its first quarter 2022 financial results. The call can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at investors.skechers.com. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available beginning April 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. ET, through May 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. To access the replay, dial 844-512-2921 (U.S.) or 412-317-6671 (International) and use passcode: 13728410.

About SKECHERS U.S.A., Inc.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc., The Comfort Technology Company™ based in Southern California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in over 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through digital stores and 4,308 Company- and third-party-owned physical retail stores. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Reference in this press release to "Sales" refers to Skechers’ net sales reported under GAAP. This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, Skechers’ future domestic and international growth, financial results and operations including expected net sales and earnings, its development of new products, future demand for its products, its planned domestic and international expansion, opening of new stores and additional expenditures, and advertising and marketing initiatives. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking language such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "project," "will," "could," "may," "might," or any variations of such words with similar meanings. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include the disruption of business and operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic; delays or disruptions in our supply chain; international economic, political and market conditions including the challenging consumer retail markets in the United States and the impact of Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine; sustaining, managing and forecasting costs and proper inventory levels; losing any significant customers; decreased demand by industry retailers and cancellation of order commitments due to the lack of popularity of particular designs and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image and intense competition among sellers of footwear for consumers, especially in the highly competitive performance footwear market; anticipating, identifying, interpreting or forecasting changes in fashion trends, consumer demand for the products and the various market factors described above; sales levels during the spring, back-to-school and holiday selling seasons; and other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in Skechers’ annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. Taking these and other risk factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic into consideration, the dynamic nature of these circumstances means that what is stated in this press release could change at any time, and as a result, actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The risks included here are not exhaustive. Skechers operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and we cannot predict all such risk factors, nor can we assess the impact of all such risk factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Moreover, reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance.

SKECHERS U.S.A., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

As of March 31,

As of December 31,

(in thousands)

2022

2021

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

589,908

$

796,283

Short-term investments

104,933

98,580

Trade accounts receivable, net

1,010,599

732,793

Other receivables

71,924

80,043

Inventory

1,449,513

1,470,994

Prepaid expenses and other

198,727

193,547

Total current assets

3,425,604

3,372,240

Property, plant and equipment, net

1,184,483

1,128,909

Operating lease right-of-use assets

1,191,885

1,224,580

Deferred tax assets

446,007

451,355

Long-term investments

125,051

145,590

Goodwill

93,497

93,497

Other assets, net

78,583

75,109

Total non-current assets

3,119,506

3,119,040

TOTAL ASSETS

$

6,545,110

$

6,491,280

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

812,216

$

876,342

Accrued expenses

258,713

265,420

Operating lease liabilities

225,885

225,658

Current installments of long-term borrowings

58,711

76,967

Short-term borrowings

50,245

1,195

Total current liabilities

1,405,770

1,445,582

Long-term operating lease liabilities

1,064,231

1,094,748

Long-term borrowings

265,305

263,445

Deferred tax liabilities

11,300

11,820

Other long-term liabilities

132,588

133,613

Total non-current liabilities

1,473,424

1,503,626

Total liabilities

2,879,194

2,949,208

Stockholders’ equity

Preferred Stock

Class A Common Stock

135

135

Class B Common Stock

21

21

Additional paid-in capital

415,357

429,608

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(46,822

)

(48,323

)

Retained earnings

2,999,126

2,877,903

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. equity

3,367,817

3,259,344

Noncontrolling interests

298,099

282,728

Total stockholders' equity

3,665,916

3,542,072

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

6,545,110

$

6,491,280

SKECHERS U.S.A., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(in thousands, except per share data)

2022

2021

Sales

$

1,819,594

$

1,434,455

Cost of sales

995,431

748,796

Gross profit

824,163

685,659

Operating expenses

Selling

108,209

91,325

General and administrative

540,050

436,666

Total operating expenses

648,259

527,991

Earnings from operations

175,904

157,668

Other expense

(5,746

)

(14,174

)

Earnings before income taxes

170,158

143,494

Income tax expense

33,992

28,985

Net earnings

136,166

114,509

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

14,943

15,936

Net earnings attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

$

121,223

$

98,573

Net earnings per share attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

Basic

$

0.78

$

0.64

Diluted

$

0.77

$

0.63

Weighted-average shares used in calculating net earnings per share attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

Basic

155,996

154,818

Diluted

157,448

155,936

SKECHERS U.S.A., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)

As previously announced, during the first quarter of 2022 Skechers refined the way it views its business operations and decision-making and now presents its reportable segment results as Wholesale and Direct-to-Consumer. Prior period results have been recast to reflect current reportable segments. There is no impact to the consolidated financial results of the Company as a result of this change.

Segment Information

Three Months Ended March 31,

Change

(in millions)

2022

2021

$

%

Wholesale sales

$

1,251.3

$

943.1

$

308.2

32.7

Gross profit

455.0

369.6

85.4

23.1

Gross margin

36.4

%

39.2

%

(280

)bps

Direct-to-Consumer sales

$

568.3

$

491.4

$

76.9

15.7

Gross profit

369.2

316.1

53.1

16.8

Gross margin

65.0

%

64.3

%

60

bps

Total sales

$

1,819.6

$

1,434.5

$

385.1

26.8

Gross profit

824.2

685.7

138.5

20.2

Gross margin

45.3

%

47.8

%

(250

)bps

Additional Sales Information

Three Months Ended March 31,

Change

(in millions)

2022

2021

$

%

Geographic sales

Domestic

Wholesale

$

538.6

$

377.2

$

161.4

42.8

Direct-to-Consumer

239.4

227.5

11.9

5.3

Total domestic sales

778.0

604.7

173.3

28.7

International

Wholesale

712.8

565.9

146.9

26.0

Direct-to-Consumer

328.8

263.9

64.9

24.6

Total international sales

1,041.6

829.8

211.8

25.5

Total sales

$

1,819.6

$

1,434.5

$

385.1

26.8

Regional sales

Americas (AMER)

$

946.9

$

725.6

$

221.3

30.5

Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

441.2

295.5

145.7

49.3

Asia Pacific (APAC)

431.5

413.4

18.1

4.4

Total sales

$

1,819.6

$

1,434.5

$

385.1

26.8

China sales

$

273.0

$

250.6

$

22.4

9.0

Distributor sales

$

97.0

$

80.2

$

16.8

21.0

SKECHERS U.S.A., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP EARNINGS FINANCIAL MEASURES TO CORRESPONDING
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (Unaudited)

Constant Currency Adjustment (Non-GAAP Financial Measure)
We evaluate our results of operations on both an as reported and a constant currency basis. The constant currency presentation, which is a non-GAAP measure, excludes the impact of period-over-period fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. We believe providing constant currency information provides valuable supplemental information regarding our results of operations, thereby facilitating period-to-period comparisons of our business performance and is consistent with how management evaluates the Company’s performance. We calculate constant currency percentages by converting our current period local currency financial results using the prior-period exchange rates and comparing these adjusted amounts to our prior period reported results.

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Change

(in millions,

except per share data)

Reported GAAP Measure

Constant Currency

Adjustment

Adjusted for Non-GAAP Measures

Reported GAAP Measure

$

%

Sales

$

1,819.6

$

27.1

$

1,846.7

$

1,434.5

412.2

28.7

Cost of sales

995.4

18.7

1,014.1

748.8

265.3

35.4

Gross profit

824.2

8.4

832.6

685.7

146.9

21.4

Operating expenses

648.3

6.6

654.9

528.0

126.9

24.0

Earnings from operations

175.9

1.8

177.7

157.7

20.0

12.7

Other income (expense)

(5.8

)

2.4

(3.4

)

(14.2

)

10.8

76.1

Income tax expense

34.0

-

34.0

29.0

5.0

17.1

Less: Noncontrolling interests

14.9

(0.3

)

14.6

15.9

(1.3

)

(8.3

)

Net earnings

$

121.2

$

4.5

$

125.7

$

98.6

27.1

27.6

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.77

$

0.03

$

0.80

$

0.63

0.17

27.0

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Contacts

Investor Relations:
Andrew Greenebaum
Addo Investor Relations
investors@skechers.com

Press:
Jennifer Clay
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Skechers U.S.A., Inc.
jennc@skechers.com