SKECHERS Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Apr 25, 2012 • 4:00 pm EDT

  • Net Sales of $351.3 Million
  • Net Loss of $3.7 Million
  • Diluted Loss Per Share of $0.07

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), a global leader in footwear, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

First quarter 2012 net sales were $351.3 million compared to $476.2 million in the first quarter of 2011. Loss from operations for the first quarter of 2012 was $4.4 million compared to earnings from operations of $15.3 million in the first quarter of 2011. Net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $3.7 million versus net earnings of $11.8 million in the first quarter of 2011. Diluted loss per share was $0.07 based on 49,265,000 weighted average shares outstanding as compared to diluted net earnings per share of $0.24 based on 49,280,000 weighted average shares outstanding.

“We believe our first quarter 2012 results represent a solid performance as we delivered more fresh product, which resulted in an increase in average price per pair of 5.8 percent compared to the first quarter of 2011. We also had a 40 percent decrease in total pairs sold in the first quarter of 2012 due to the clearing of excess toning inventory at reduced prices in the prior year period. In our company-owned SKECHERS concept stores, which are the first to receive new product across all of our divisions, we achieved positive comp store sales in dollars and a double digit percentage increase in pairs sold. With more full-price product at market, our gross margin percentage improved significantly compared to the first quarter of 2011,” stated David Weinberg, chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2012 was $155.7 million or 44.3 percent of net sales compared to $192.6 million or 40.4 percent of net sales in the first quarter of last year.

Robert Greenberg, SKECHERS chief executive officer, commented: “Twenty years ago next month we formed SKECHERS. Seven years later we went public, and today we are a billion-dollar plus global brand with successful lifestyle and active lines for men and women, a thriving work footwear business, a cast of animated characters that represent our multiple kids lines, and an emerging performance footwear business that is being embraced by enthusiasts worldwide. While we have faced challenges over the years, we are proud of our growth and many achievements – including the recent launch of Skechers GOrun. This quarter, elite runner Meb Keflezighi ran a personal best time and won the Olympic marathon trials while wearing custom Skechers GOrun footwear. We also returned to profitability in our retail stores, shipped one-million pairs of BOBS shoes to our charity partners to distribute to children in need through our giveaway program, and showcased our product to Japanese retailers as a wholly-owned subsidiary for the first time. We continued to support each of our divisions with multiple marketing campaigns, including more than a dozen television spots and a new Super Bowl campaign, which was named a Top 5 commercial by several media outlets during this coveted program. On the eve of our 20th anniversary, we are excited about the coming year and what the future will hold. Our goal when we started this company may have been modest, but we are now determined to profitably grow and continue to be a relevant, in-demand lifestyle brand to men, women and kids, and an innovator in the performance market.”

Mr. Weinberg continued: “Our first quarter 2012 sales are in line with our expectations given the continued challenging global economic retail environment and changes in retail trends. With strong sales in our company owned retail stores, new offerings delivering across all of our product divisions, including the launch of several new performance lines this quarter and in the third quarter of 2012, targeted marketing support, improved gross margins, a continued focus on reducing our operating expenses and significantly lower inventory levels and a strong cash position of approximately $392 million, we believe we will return to profitability later this year.”

SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of footwear for men, women and children under the SKECHERS name. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, as well as in over 100 countries and territories through the Company’s global network of distributors and subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia. For more information, please visit

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or simply state future results, performance or achievements, and can be identified by the use of forward looking language such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "project," "will be," "will continue," "will result," "could," "may," "might," or any variations of such words with similar meanings. Forward-looking statements in this announcement include, among other things, our expectation to return to profitability. 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 international, national and local general economic, political and market conditions including the global economic slowdown and market instability; entry into the highly competitive performance footwear market; 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; 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 the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. The risks included here are not exhaustive. The Company operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the companies cannot predict all such risk factors, nor can the companies assess the impact of all such risk factors on their respective businesses 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.

(In thousands)
March 31,


December 31,


Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 391,616 $ 351,144
Trade accounts receivable, net 228,922 176,018
Other receivables   4,869   6,636
Total receivables 233,791 182,654
Inventories 214,577 226,407
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 36,526 88,005
Deferred tax assets   39,141   39,141
Total current assets 915,651 887,351
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization 379,223 376,446
Intangible assets, less applicable amortization 3,922 4,148
Deferred tax assets 530 530
Other assets, at cost   13,186   13,413
TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,312,512 $ 1,281,888
Current Liabilities:
Current installments of long-term borrowings $ 10,145 $ 10,059
Short-term borrowings 54,552 50,413
Accounts payable 252,131 231,000
Accrued expenses   20,255   16,994
Total current liabilities 337,083 308,466
Long-term borrowings, excluding current installments 73,941 76,531
Deferred tax liabilities   4,366   4,364
Total liabilities 415,390 389,361
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. equity 856,747 852,561
Noncontrolling interests   40,375   39,966
Total equity   897,122   892,527
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 1,312,512 $ 1,281,888
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended March 31,
  2012       2011  
Net sales $ 351,274 $ 476,234
Cost of sales   195,578     283,624  
Gross profit 155,696 192,610
Royalty income   1,136     1,648  
  156,832     194,258  
Operating expenses:
Selling 30,349 37,560
General and administrative   130,877     141,427  
  161,226     178,987  
Earnings (loss) from operations (4,394 ) 15,271
Other (expense):
Interest, net (2,721 ) (1,378 )
Other, net   (140 )   (207 )
  (2,861 )   (1,585 )
Earnings (loss) before income taxes (7,255 ) 13,686
Income tax expense (benefit)   (3,845 )   1,533  
Net earnings (loss) (3,410 ) 12,153
Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest   256     345  
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc. $ (3,666 ) $ 11,808  
Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc.:
Basic $ (0.07 ) $ 0.24  
Diluted $ (0.07 ) $ 0.24  
Weighted average shares used in calculating earnings (loss) per share attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc.:
Basic   49,265     48,243  
Diluted   49,265     49,280  

Company Contact:
David Weinberg
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Investor Relations:
Andrew Greenebaum

Source: SKECHERS USA, Inc.