Under Armour Reports Second Quarter Net Revenues Growth of 42% and Diluted EPS Growth of 73%; Raises 2011 Net Revenues and Operating Income Outlook
- Net Revenues Increased 42% to $291.3 Million
- Apparel Net Revenues Increased 36% to $204.8 Million
- Direct-to-Consumer Net Revenues Increased 81%
- Diluted EPS Increased to $0.12 from $0.07
- Company Raises 2011 Net Revenues Guidance to $1.42 Billion to $1.44 Billion (+33% to +35%)
- Company Raises 2011 Operating Income Guidance to $155 Million to $160 Million (+38% to +42%)
Baltimore, MD (July 26, 2011) - Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenues increased 42% in the second quarter of 2011 to $291.3 million compared with net revenues of $204.8 million in the prior year's period. Net income increased to $6.2 million in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $3.5 million in the prior year's period. Diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2011 were $0.12 on weighted average common shares outstanding of 52.5 million compared with $0.07 per share on weighted average common shares outstanding of 51.1 million in the prior year's period.
Second quarter apparel net revenues increased 36% to $204.8 million compared with $150.2 million in the same period of the prior year, driven by continued strength across each of the Men's, Women's, and Youth apparel businesses. Direct-to-Consumer net revenues, which represented 27% of total net revenues for the second quarter, grew 81% year-over-year. Second quarter footwear net revenues increased 31% to $46.9 million from $35.8 million in the prior year's period. Second quarter accessories net revenues increased 266% to $32.4 million from $8.9 million in the prior year's period, primarily driven by the transition of our previously licensed hats and bags business in-house which commenced January 2011.
Kevin Plank, Chairman, CEO, and President of Under Armour, Inc., stated, "We recently outlined our strategy to double our net revenues to over $2.1 billion by 2013 and our second quarter performance is indicative of the increased demand for the Under Armour Brand that will drive us there. We continue to be the thought leaders in all things performance, building off of successes like our launch of Charged Cotton and the development of our next product franchise, Storm Fleece. Our brand communication will expand in the coming months as we build our voice in footwear with Micro G cushioning technology. We will also begin to implement compelling new shop-in-shop formats with our existing retail partners. 2011 is a year where we are on the offensive to better meet the high expectations of our consumers, and we will continue to invest in operational initiatives that will help build a multi-billion dollar global platform."
Gross margin for the second quarter of 2011 was 46.3% compared with 48.8% in the prior year's quarter primarily due to less favorable apparel product margins and a lower year-over-year mix of net revenues from our licensing businesses, partially offset by a higher percentage of net revenues from our higher margin Direct-to-Consumer channel. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net revenues were 42.4% in the second quarter of 2011 compared with 45.4% in the prior year's period, reflecting leverage of corporate services and marketing expenses. Marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2011 were 11.7% of net revenues compared with 13.4% in the prior year's quarter. Second quarter operating income grew 65% to $11.4 million compared with $6.9 million in the prior year's period.
For the first six months of 2011, net revenues increased 39.1% to $604.0 million compared with $434.2 million in the prior year. Net income for the first six months of 2011 increased 72% to $18.4 million compared with $10.7 million in the same period of 2010. Diluted earnings per share for the first six months of 2011 were $0.35 on weighted average common shares outstanding of 52.5 million compared with $0.21 per share on weighted average common shares outstanding of 51.0 million in the prior year.
Balance Sheet Highlights
The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $119.7 million and had no borrowings outstanding under its $300 million revolving credit facility at June 30, 2011. Inventory at June 30, 2011 increased 74% to $311.1 million compared with $179.2 million at June 30, 2010. As the Company had previously indicated, the inventory growth reflects in part the Company's efforts to better service anticipated consumer demand in 2011, as well as the transition of the Company's hats and bags business in-house and an earlier planned build of ColdGear apparel for the 2011 Fall/Winter season.
Updated 2011 Outlook
The Company had previously anticipated 2011 net revenues in the range of $1.37 billion to $1.39 billion, representing growth of 29% to 31% over 2010, and 2011 operating income in the range of $149 million to $153 million, representing growth of 33% to 36% over 2010. Based on current visibility, the Company now expects 2011 net revenues in the range of $1.42 billion to $1.44 billion, representing growth of 33% to 35% over 2010, and 2011 operating income in the range of $155 million to $160 million, representing growth of 38% to 42% over 2010. The Company continues to expect an effective tax rate of approximately 40.0% for the full year compared to an effective tax rate of 37.1% for 2010. Finally, the company anticipates fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 52.5 million to 52.7 million for 2011, unchanged from prior guidance.
Mr. Plank concluded, "The UA Brand has never been stronger and the momentum we are seeing is broad-based across gender and distribution. Our rapid growth is demonstrative of the power of our brand and we're focused on building our operational platform to better align with the long-term opportunity for Under Armour."
Conference Call and Webcast
The Company will provide additional commentary regarding its second quarter results as well as provide an update on its 2011 outlook during its earnings conference call today, July 26th, at 8:30 a.m. ET. The call will be webcast live at http://investor.underarmour.com/events.cfm and will be archived and available for replay approximately three hours after the live event. Additional supporting materials related to the call will also be available at http://investor.underarmour.com. The Company's financial results are also available online at http://investor.underarmour.com/results.cfm.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand's moisture-wicking fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional products. The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.ua.com.
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