January 31, 2017

Under Armour Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results; Announces Outlook for 2017

- 2016 revenues increased 22 percent to $4.8 billion (up 23 percent currency neutral).
- 2016 footwear and women's businesses both hit $1 billion mark.
- 2016 operating income up 3 percent to $420 million.
- 2017 revenue expected to increase 11 to 12 percent to nearly $5.4 billion.

BALTIMORE, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA, UAA) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. All per share amounts are on a diluted basis. This release refers to "currency neutral" amounts which is a non-GAAP financial measure described below under the "Non-GAAP Financial Information" paragraph.

"We are incredibly proud that in 2016, we once again posted record revenue and earnings, however, numerous challenges and disruptions in North American retail tempered our fourth quarter results," said Kevin Plank, Under Armour Chairman and CEO. "The strength of our Brand, an unparalleled connection with our consumers and the continuation of investments in our fastest growing businesses -- footwear, international and direct-to-consumer -- give us great confidence in our ability to navigate the current retail environment, execute against our long-term growth strategy and create value to our shareholders."

Fourth Quarter 2016 Review

  • Revenues were up 12 percent to $1.3 billion, driven by a 5 percent increase in wholesale revenues to $742 million and a 23 percent increase in direct-to-consumer revenues to $518 million. North American revenues grew 6 percent. International revenues, which represented 16 percent of total revenues in the quarter, were up 55 percent (up 60 percent currency neutral) driven by significant growth in the U.K., Germany, China and Australia. Apparel revenues increased 7 percent to $929 million including strength in golf and basketball. Footwear revenues increased 36 percent to $228 million driven by accelerated growth in running and basketball. Accessories revenues increased 7 percent to $104 million with strength in bags and headwear.
  • Gross margin was 44.8 percent compared with 48 percent in the prior year's period, as benefits from more favorable product costs were offset by aggressive efforts to manage inventory, changes in foreign currency and the outperformance of footwear and international businesses in the overall mix, which carry lower margins than our apparel and North American businesses.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses grew 9 percent to $420 million, or 32.1 percent of sales (down 70 basis points), due to continued investments in the company's highest growth businesses: footwear, international, and direct-to-consumer.
  • Operating income declined 6 percent to $167 million. Net income decreased 1 percent to $105 million and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2016 were $0.23 compared with $0.24 in the prior year's period.

Full Year 2016 Review

  • Revenues increased 22 percent to $4.8 billion (up 23 percent currency neutral) including a 19 percent increase in wholesale revenues to $3.1 billion and a 27 percent increase in direct-to-consumer revenues which reached $1.5 billion. Direct-to-consumer revenues reached 31 percent of total revenues compared with 30 percent in 2015. North American revenues grew 16 percent and international revenues grew 63 percent (up 69 percent currency neutral). For the full year, international revenues represented 15 percent of total revenues, compared with 11 percent in 2015. Apparel revenues increased 15 percent to $3.2 billion led by growth in golf, basketball and training. Footwear revenues grew 50 percent to reach $1 billion driven by balanced growth across all categories with particular strength in running and basketball. Accessories revenues increased 17 percent to $407 million with strength in bags and headwear and Connected Fitness increased 51 percent to $80 million.
  • Gross margin was 46.5 percent compared with 48.1 percent as benefits from more favorable product costs were offset by efforts to manage inventory, changes in foreign currency and the outperformance of the footwear and international businesses in the overall mix, which carry lower margins than the apparel and North American businesses.
  • In line with revenue growth, full year selling, general and administrative expenses grew 22 percent and reached $1.8 billion, or 37.8 percent of revenues.
  • Operating income increased 3 percent to $420 million and net income grew 11 percent to $259 million. Diluted earnings per share for full year 2016 were $0.45 per share for Class A and B shares and $0.71 per share for Class C shares, reflecting the impact of a $59 million stock dividend paid to Class C shareholders during the second quarter. If the Class C stock dividend had not been paid, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for all classes for 2016 would have been $0.58 per share. This compares with diluted earnings per share of $0.53 for all classes in 2015. 

Balance Sheet Highlights - As of December 31, 2016

Compared with December 31, 2015:

  • Cash and cash equivalents increased 93 percent to $250 million.
  • Inventory increased 17 percent to $917 million.
  • Total debt increased 22 percent to $817 million.

2017 Outlook

"Looking forward, our successful track record of re-defining performance gives us great confidence that the opportunities for long-term growth at Under Armour have never been greater," said Plank. "The current environment represents an inflection point to maximize our unique strengths by staying on offense -- investing smartly in innovation, deepening our Brand connection with consumers and amplifying our focus on operational excellence -- positioning Under Armour as a stronger company."

Key points related to Under Armour's full year 2017 outlook include:

  • Net revenues are expected to grow 11 to 12 percent to reach nearly $5.4 billion, up 12 to 13 percent currency neutral.
  • Gross margin is expected to be slightly down compared to the prior year with benefits in product costs being offset by continued pressure from changes in foreign currency and sales mix, as the footwear and international businesses continue to outpace the growth of the higher margin apparel and North American businesses.
  • Tempered top line results coupled with strategic investments in the company's fastest growing businesses are expected to cause a decline in operating income to approximately $320 million.
  • Other full year assumptions include interest expense of approximately $40 million and an effective tax rate of 32 to 34 percent.

Management Changes

The Company's Chief Financial Officer, Chip Molloy, has decided to leave the company due to personal reasons. Effective February 3, David Bergman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, and a seasoned member of Under Armour's accounting and finance organization, will serve as acting CFO. Mr. Molloy will remain with the company in an advisory capacity to assist with the transition.

Mr. Bergman joined Under Armour in 2005 and is currently responsible for leading all major finance functions including financial planning and analysis, treasury and tax. Prior to this position, he served as Corporate Controller along with several senior management roles within the Company's accounting and finance organization. Both Mr. Molloy and Mr. Bergman will participate in Under Armour's fourth quarter call and webcast today.

Conference Call and Webcast

Under Armour will hold its 2016 fourth quarter conference call and webcast today at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. 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. Financial results and additional supporting materials related to the call can be found at http://investor.underarmour.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). However, this press release refers to "non-GAAP diluted earnings per share" and certain "currency neutral" financial information, which are non-GAAP financial measures. The Company provides a reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. See the end of this press release for this reconciliation.

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is calculated to exclude the one-time dividend to our Class C stockholders discussed above. Management believes this presentation provides a useful metric to investors because it excludes the effect of this one-time event allowing investors to compare the Company's results over multiple periods. Currency neutral financial information is calculated to exclude foreign exchange impact. Management uses this information internally to assess sales performance and believes this information is useful both internally and to investors to facilitate a comparison of the Company's results of operations period-over-period. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation and should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, 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 (NYSE: UA, UAA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at  www.uabiz.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Some of the statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts, such as statements regarding our future financial condition or results of operations, our prospects and strategies for future growth, the development and introduction of new products, the implementation of our marketing and branding strategies, and the future benefits and opportunities from acquisitions. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "assumes," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "outlook,"  "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause events or our actual activities or results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: changes in general economic or market conditions that could affect overall consumer spending or our industry; the financial health of our customers; our ability to effectively manage our growth and a more complex global business; increased competition causing us to lose market share or reduce the prices of our products or to increase significantly our marketing efforts, which can impact our profitability and growth; our ability to successfully manage or realize expected results from acquisitions and other significant investments or capital expenditures; our ability to effectively develop and launch new, innovative and updated products; our ability to accurately forecast consumer demand for our products and manage our inventory in response to changing demands; fluctuations in the costs of our products; loss of key suppliers or manufacturers or failure of our suppliers or manufacturers to produce or deliver our products in a timely or cost-effective manner, including due to port disruptions; our ability to further expand our business globally and to drive brand awareness and consumer acceptance of our products in other countries; our ability to accurately anticipate and respond to seasonal or quarterly fluctuations in our operating results; risks related to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; our ability to effectively market and maintain a positive brand image; our ability to comply with existing trade and other regulations, and the potential impact of new trade and tax regulations on our profitability; the availability, integration and effective operation of information systems and other technology, as well as any potential interruption in such systems or technology; risks related to data security or privacy breaches; our ability to raise additional capital required to grow our business on terms acceptable to us; our potential exposure to litigation and other proceedings; and our ability to attract and retain the services of our senior management and key employees. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our views and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

Under Armour, Inc.

For the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share amounts)

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME




Quarter Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,








2016


% of Net
Revenues


2015


% of Net
Revenues


2016


% of Net
Revenues


2015


% of Net
Revenues

Net revenues


$

1,308,128



100.0

%


$

1,170,686



100.0

%


$

4,828,186



100.0

%


$

3,963,313



100.0

%

Cost of goods sold


721,574



55.2

%


609,016



52.0

%


2,584,724



53.5

%


2,057,766



51.9

%

Gross profit


586,554



44.8

%


561,670



48.0

%


2,243,462



46.5

%


1,905,547



48.1

%

Selling, general and
administrative expenses


419,804



32.1

%


384,088



32.8

%


1,823,140



37.8

%


1,497,000



37.8

%

Income from
operations


166,750



12.7

%


177,582



15.2

%


420,322



8.7

%


408,547



10.3

%

Interest expense, net


(7,958)



(0.6)

%


(4,056)



(0.4)

%


(26,434)



(0.5)

%


(14,628)



(0.4)

%

Other expense, net


(1,731)



(0.1)

%


(2,196)



(0.2)

%


(2,755)



(0.1)

%


(7,234)



(0.2)

%

Income before income
taxes


157,061



12.0

%


171,330



14.6

%


391,133



8.1

%


386,685



9.7

%

Provision for income taxes


52,151



4.0

%


65,727



5.6

%


132,473



2.7

%


154,112



3.8

%

Net income


$

104,910



8.0

%


$

105,603



9.0

%


$

258,660



5.4

%


$

232,573



5.9

%

       Adjustment
       payment to Class C
       capital stockholders










59,000








Net income available
to all stockholders


104,910





105,603





199,660





232,573





















Basic net income per share
of Class A and B common
stock


$

0.24





$

0.24





$

0.46





$

0.54




Basic net income per share
of Class C common stock


$

0.24





$

0.24





$

0.73





$

0.54




Diluted net income per
share of Class A and B
common stock


$

0.23





$

0.24





$

0.45





$

0.53




Diluted net income per
share of Class C common
stock


$

0.23





$

0.24





$

0.71





$

0.53





















Weighted average common shares outstanding Class A and B common stock

Basic


218,220





215,948





217,707





215,498




Diluted


222,802





221,307





221,983





220,868





















Weighted average common shares outstanding Class C common stock

Basic


220,040





215,948





218,623





215,498




Diluted


224,777





221,307





222,922





220,868




 

 

Under Armour, Inc.

For the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

(Unaudited; in thousands)

NET REVENUES BY PRODUCT CATEGORY




Quarter Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,








2016


2015


% Change


2016


2015


% Change

Apparel


$

928,546



$

864,841



7.4

%


$

3,229,142



$

2,801,062



15.3

%

Footwear


227,701



166,880



36.4

%


1,013,544



677,744



49.5

%

Accessories


104,348



97,130



7.4

%


406,614



346,885



17.2

%

Total net sales


1,260,595



1,128,851



11.7

%


4,649,300



3,825,691



21.5

%

Licensing revenues


29,926



24,852



20.4

%


99,849



84,207



18.6

%

Connected Fitness


18,267



16,983



7.6

%


80,447



53,415



50.6

%

Intersegment eliminations


(660)





(100.0)

%


(1,410)





(100.0)

%

Total net revenues


$

1,308,128



$

1,170,686



11.7

%


$

4,828,186



$

3,963,313



21.8

%

 

NET REVENUES BY SEGMENT




Quarter Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,








2016


2015


% Change


2016


2015


% Change

North America


$

1,075,251



$

1,015,009



5.9

%


$

4,008,165



$

3,455,737



16.0

%

International


215,270



138,694



55.2

%


740,984



454,161



63.2

%

Connected Fitness


18,267



16,983



7.6

%


80,447



53,415



50.6

%

Intersegment eliminations


(660)





(100.0)

%


(1,410)





(100.0)

%

Total net revenues


$

1,308,128



$

1,170,686



11.7

%


$

4,828,186



$

3,963,313



21.8

%

 

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) BY SEGMENT




Quarter Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,








2016


2015


% Change


2016


2015


% Change

North America


$

160,191



$

188,418



(15.0)

%


$

411,275



$

460,961



(10.8)

%

International


10,870



2,761



293.7

%


45,867



8,887



416.1

%

Connected Fitness


$

(4,311)



$

(13,597)



68.3

%


$

(36,820)



$

(61,301)



39.9

%

Income from operations


$

166,750



$

177,582



(6.1)

%


$

420,322



$

408,547



2.9

%

 

 

Under Armour, Inc.

As of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015

(Unaudited; in thousands)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




As of
12/31/16


As of
12/31/15

Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

250,470



$

129,852


Accounts receivable, net


625,536



433,638


Inventories


917,491



783,031


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


183,393



152,242


Total current assets


1,976,890



1,498,763


Property and equipment, net


804,211



538,531


Goodwill


563,591



585,181


Intangible assets, net


64,310



75,686


Deferred income taxes


135,692



92,157


Other long term assets


110,204



78,582


Total assets


$

3,654,898



$

2,868,900


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity





Accounts payable


418,565



200,460


Accrued expenses


208,750



192,935


Current maturities of long term debt


27,000



42,000


Other current liabilities


40,387



43,415


Total current liabilities


694,702



478,810


Long term debt, net of current maturities


790,388



627,000


Other long term liabilities


137,227



94,868


Total liabilities


1,622,317



1,200,678


Total stockholders' equity


2,032,581



1,668,222


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

3,654,898



$

2,868,900


 

 

Under Armour, Inc.

For the Year Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

(Unaudited; in thousands)

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



Year Ended December 31,


2016


2015

Cash flows from operating activities




Net income

$

258,660



$

232,573


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




Depreciation and amortization

144,770



100,940


Unrealized foreign currency exchange rate losses

12,627



33,359


Loss on disposal of property and equipment

1,580



549


Stock-based compensation

46,149



60,376


Deferred income taxes

(41,834)



(4,426)


Changes in reserves and allowances

67,337



40,391


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:




Accounts receivable

(249,853)



(191,876)


Inventories

(148,055)



(278,524)


Prepaid expenses and other assets

(34,170)



(76,476)


Accounts payable

211,332



(22,583)


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

52,656



64,126


Income taxes payable and receivable

(16,712)



(2,533)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

304,487



(44,104)


Cash flows from investing activities




Purchases of property and equipment

(316,458)



(298,928)


Purchases of property and equipment from related parties

(70,288)




Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired



(539,460)


Purchases of available-for-sale securities

(24,230)



(103,144)


Sales of available-for-sale securities

30,712



96,610


Purchases of other assets

(875)



(2,553)


Net cash used in investing activities

(381,139)



(847,475)


Cash flows from financing activities




Proceeds from long term debt and revolving credit facility

1,327,601



650,000


Payments on long term debt and revolving credit facility

(1,170,750)



(265,202)


Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation arrangements

44,783



45,917


Proceeds from exercise of stock options and other stock issuances

15,485



10,310


Payments of debt financing costs

(6,692)



(947)


Cash dividends paid

(2,927)




Contingent consideration payments for acquisitions

(1,505)




Net cash provided by financing activities

205,995



440,078


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(8,725)



(11,822)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

120,618



(463,323)


Cash and cash equivalents




Beginning of period

129,852



593,175


End of period

$

250,470



$

129,852


 

Under Armour, Inc.

For the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

(Unaudited)

The tables below present the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly
comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. See "Non-GAAP Financial
Information" above for further information regarding the Company's use of non-GAAP financial measures.

CURRENCY NEUTRAL NET REVENUE GROWTH RECONCILIATION




Quarter Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,

Total Net Revenue


2016


2016

Net revenue growth - GAAP


11.7

%


21.8

%

Foreign exchange impact


0.6

%


1.2

%

Currency neutral net revenue growth - Non-GAAP


12.3

%


23.0

%






North America





Net revenue growth - GAAP


5.9

%


16.0

%

Foreign exchange impact


0.1

%


%

Currency neutral net revenue growth - Non-GAAP


6.0

%


16.0

%






International





Net revenue growth - GAAP


55.2

%


63.2

%

Foreign exchange impact


4.8

%


5.8

%

Currency neutral net revenue growth - Non-GAAP


60.0

%


69.0

%






Connected Fitness





Net revenue growth - GAAP


7.6

%


50.6

%

Foreign exchange impact


(3.6)

%


(1.6)

%

Currency neutral net revenue growth - Non-GAAP


4.0

%


49.0

%

 

 

NON-GAAP DILUTIVE EPS RECONCILIATION



Year ended December 31, 2016




GAAP


Adjustment


Non-GAAP

Net income

$

258,660



$



$

258,660


Adjustment payment to Class C capital stockholders

(59,000)



59,000

(a)



Net income Attributable to Common Shareholders

$

199,660



$

59,000



$

258,660








Weighted average common shares outstanding Class A and B
common stock - Diluted

221,983





221,983


Weighted average common shares outstanding Class C common stock - Diluted

222,922



(750)

 

 (a)


222,172








Diluted net income per share of Class A and B common stock

$

0.45





$

0.58


Diluted net income per share of Class C common stock

$

0.71





$

0.58



(a) To eliminate dividend paid to class C common shareholders.

 

BRAND HOUSE AND FACTORY HOUSE DOOR COUNT




As of December 31



2016


2015

Factory House


151


140

Brand House


18


10

   North America total doors


169


150






Factory House


37


18

Brand House


35


22

   International total doors


72


40






Factory House


188


158

Brand House


53


32

   Total doors


241


190

 

 

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