Today, February 10, 2020, Under Armour announced unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. The company reports its financial performance in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). This press release refers to "currency neutral" and "adjusted" amounts, which are non-GAAP financial measures described below under the "Non-GAAP Financial Information" paragraph. References to adjusted financial measures exclude the impact of the company's 2020 restructuring plan and related impairment charges, impairments associated with certain long-lived assets and goodwill and related tax effects, and with respect to certain measures, the non-cash amortization of debt discount on the company's convertible debt, deal-costs and gain associated with the sale of MyFitnessPal and related tax effects. The reconciliation of non-GAAP amounts to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated according to GAAP is presented in supplemental financial information furnished with this release. All per share amounts are reported on a diluted basis.
Frisk concluded, "As we continue to navigate uncertainty around the pandemic, we remain focused on execution and the efforts necessary to stabilize our business further and improve our ability to deliver sustainable shareholder value over the long-term."
Fourth Quarter 2020 Review
- Revenue was down 3 percent to $1.4 billion.
- Wholesale revenue decreased 12 percent to $662 million and direct-to-consumer revenue increased 11 percent to $655 million, driven by 25 percent growth in eCommerce.
- North America revenue decreased 6 percent to $924 million and international revenue increased 7 percent to $448 million (up 4 percent currency neutral). Within the international business, revenue decreased 11 percent in EMEA (down 14 percent currency neutral), increased 26 percent in Asia-Pacific (up 21 percent currency neutral), and increased 2 percent in Latin America (up 8 percent currency neutral).
- Apparel revenue decreased 4 percent to $931 million. Footwear revenue declined 7 percent to $241 million. Accessories revenue increased 32 percent to $145 million.
- Gross margin increased 210 basis points to 49.4 percent compared to the prior year. Excluding the restructuring efforts, adjusted gross margin increased 300 basis points to 50.3 percent, driven primarily by benefits from channel mix, supply chain initiatives and regional mix.
- Selling, general & administrative expenses decreased 4 percent to $586 million, or 41.7 percent of revenue.
- Restructuring and impairment charges were $52 million consisting of $50 million of restructuring and related impairment charges and $2 million of long-lived asset impairments.
- Operating income was $56 million. Adjusted operating income was $120 million.
- Interest expense, net was $15 million, driven by convertible senior notes that the company issued earlier in the year. Excluding the non-cash amortization of debt discount, adjusted interest expense, net was $10 million.
- Other income (expense), net was $179 million, driven by a $182 million gain due to selling the company's MyFitnessPal platform. Excluding the gain on sale, adjusted other expense net was $3 million.
- Net income was $184 million. Adjusted net income was $55 million.
- Diluted earnings per share was $0.40. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.12.
- Inventory was relatively flat at $896 million.
- Cash and Liquidity
- The company ended the quarter with Cash and Cash Equivalents of $1.5 billion, including $199 million in net cash proceeds from the MyFitnessPal platform sale.
- No borrowings were outstanding under the company's $1.1 billion revolving credit facility at the end of the fourth quarter.
Full Year 2020 Review
- Revenue was down 15 percent to $4.5 billion.
- Wholesale revenue decreased 25 percent to $2.4 billion and direct-to-consumer revenue increased 2 percent to $1.8 billion, driven by 40 percent growth in eCommerce, which represented 47 percent of total direct-to-consumer revenue.
- North America revenue decreased 19 percent to $2.9 billion and international revenue decreased 4 percent to $1.4 billion. Within the international business, revenue decreased 4 percent in EMEA (down 5 percent currency neutral), decreased 1 percent in Asia-Pacific (down 2 percent currency neutral), and decreased 16 percent in Latin America (down 10 percent currency neutral).
- Apparel revenue decreased 17 percent to $2.9 billion. Footwear revenue declined 14 percent to $934 million. Accessories revenue was relatively flat at $414 million.
- Gross margin increased 140 basis points to 48.3 percent. Excluding restructuring efforts, adjusted gross margin increased 170 basis points to 48.6 percent, driven predominantly by channel mix and supply chain initiatives offset by pricing related to discounting within the direct-to-consumer channel.
- Selling, general & administrative expenses decreased 3 percent to $2.2 billion, or 48.5 percent of revenue.
- Restructuring and impairment charges were $602 million consisting of $461 million in restructuring and related impairment charges and $141 million from impairments of long-lived assets and goodwill.
- Operating loss was $613 million. Adjusted operating income was $537 thousand.
- Net loss was $549 million. Adjusted net loss was $120 million.
- Diluted loss per share was $1.21. Adjusted diluted loss per share was $0.26.
2020 Restructuring Plan
The company previously announced a $550 million to $600 million restructuring plan designed to rebalance its cost base to improve profitability and cash flow. The company recognized $473 million of pre-tax charges for the full year, including $62 million in the fourth quarter. Of the $473 million recognized, there were $125 million in cash related charges and $348 million in non-cash related charges. As previously disclosed, the company anticipates recognizing additional charges related to this plan in the first half of 2021.
Initial 2021 Outlook
Based on current visibility, including ongoing impacts related to COVID-19, key points related to Under Armour's full-year 2021 outlook include:
- Revenue is expected to be up at a high-single-digit percentage rate, reflecting a high single-digit growth rate in North America and a high-teens growth rate in the international business.
- Gross margin is expected to be up slightly versus the prior year adjusted gross margin rate of 48.6 with benefits from pricing and supply chain efficiency, being largely offset by the sale of MyFitnessPal, which was a high gross margin business.
- Operating income is expected to reach $5 million to $25 million. Excluding the impact of continued restructuring efforts, adjusted operating income is expected to reach $130 million to $150 million.
- Diluted loss per share is expected to be about $0.18 to $0.20 and adjusted diluted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.12 to $0.14.
However, due to ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19 and its potential effect on global markets, there could be other material impacts on the company's full-year business results in 2021.
As Under Armour continues to monitor the potential global impacts of COVID-19, the company remains focused on protecting its teammates' and consumers' health and safety while working with its suppliers, partners, and customers to minimize potential disruptions. In compliance with public health authorities and guidance from government entities, Under Armour will continue to modify its business practices to help moderate the spread of COVID-19. These adaptations may include reduced capacity and temporary closing of retail locations, distribution centers and offices; observing travel restrictions; employing social distancing and safety measures; and obeying quarantine requirements.
The following provides additional information on Under Armour's state of operations as of January 31, 2021:
- The majority of the company's supply chain and distribution network was operational.
- The majority of global locations (direct-to-consumer and mono-branded partner stores) where Under Armour is sold were open; however, not all are operating at full capacity due to various restrictions. By region:
- Approximately 95 percent of North American stores were open.
- Approximately 70 percent of EMEA stores were open.
- Approximately 95 percent of Asia-Pacific stores were open.
- Approximately 70 percent of Latin American stores were open.
- Globally, while traffic trends within the company's owned retail locations remain challenged, conversion trends remain strong. Additionally, the company experienced significant eCommerce growth around the world during the fourth quarter and full-year 2020.
As uncertainty related to COVID-19 persists, Under Armour expects ongoing disruption to its business operations, potentially materially impacting results.
Completed Sale of MyFitnessPal Platform
As previously announced on December 18, 2020, Under Armour completed the sale of the MyFitnessPal business to Francisco Partners for $345 million, inclusive of the achievement of potential earn-out payments.
Fiscal Year End Change
Under Armour's Board of Directors has authorized a change in its fiscal year-end from December 31 to March 31, effective for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2022. Given Under Armour's largest quarters are currently realized in the July 1 through December 31 period, the company believes that this change will provide greater alignment with our business cycle and financial reporting. There will be no change to fiscal 2021, which is expected to be reported in February of 2022. Following a three month-transition period (January 1 – March 31, 2022), Under Armour's fiscal 2023 will run from April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023. Consequently, there will be no fiscal 2022.
Conference Call and Webcast
Under Armour will hold its fourth quarter and full-year conference call and webcast today at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will be webcast live at https://about.underarmour.com/investor-relations/financials and will be archived and available for replay about three hours after the live event.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release refers to "currency neutral" and "adjusted" results as well as "adjusted" forward-looking estimates of the company's fiscal 2021 outlook. Currency neutral financial information is calculated to exclude the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Management believes this information is useful to investors to compare the company's results of operations period-over-period. Adjusted financial measures exclude the impact of the company's 2020 restructuring plan and related impairment charges, impairments associated with certain long-lived assets and goodwill, and related tax effects. Management believes this information is useful to investors because it enhances visibility into its actual underlying results, excluding these impacts. Adjusted interest expense, adjusted other expense, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted diluted income (loss) per share also exclude the non-cash amortization of debt discount on the company's convertible senior notes, the deal costs and gain recognized in connection with the company's sale of MyFitnessPal and related tax effects. Management believes the non-cash portion of the interest expense, which represents the accretion of the bifurcated equity component of the convertible senior notes' conversion option, is not core to the company's operations given the intent and ability to settle in shares of the company's Class C common stock. Similarly, deal costs and gain recognized in connection with the MyFitnessPal sale are not core to the company's operations, given dispositions are infrequent and non-recurring. These supplemental non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation and should be contemplated in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the company's reported results prepared per GAAP. Additionally, the company's non-GAAP financial information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading inventor, marketer and distributor of branded athletic performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Designed to empower human performance, Under Armour's innovative products and experiences are engineered to make athletes better. For further information, please visit http://about.underarmour.com.
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