December 15th, 2015

VF Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results; Raises Dividend and Reaffirms Full Year Fiscal 2020 Outlook

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended September 28, 2019. All per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis. This release refers to “reported” and “constant dollar” amounts, terms that are described under the heading “Constant Currency - Excluding the Impact of Foreign Currency.” Unless otherwise noted, “reported” and “constant dollar” amounts are the same. This release also refers to “continuing” and “discontinued” operations amounts, which are concepts described under the heading “Discontinued Operations - Kontoor Brands Business.” Unless otherwise noted, results presented are based on continuing operations. This release also refers to “adjusted” amounts, a term that is described under the heading “Adjusted Amounts - Excluding Icebreaker®, Altra® and Jeans Spin-Off Transaction and Deal Related Expenses, Costs Related to Office Relocations and Specified Strategic Business Decisions, and the Impact of Swiss Tax Legislation.” Unless otherwise noted, “reported” and “adjusted” amounts are the same.

“We're pleased with the strength of our second quarter and first half results, driven by our two largest brands and our international and direct-to-consumer platforms," said Steve Rendle, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The quality and fundamentals of our business remain solid as a result of the focus and strategic execution of our business teams around the globe. Despite an increasingly uncertain geopolitical and macroeconomic environment, we are confident in the trajectory of our business as we move into the second half of our fiscal year, as reaffirmed by our outlook. We remain deeply committed to transforming VF into a more consumer-minded and retail-centric organization while delivering superior returns to shareholders."

Constant Currency - Excluding the Impact of Foreign Currency

This release refers to “reported” amounts in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), which include translation and transactional impacts from foreign currency exchange rates. This release also refers to “constant dollar” amounts, which exclude the impact of translating foreign currencies into U.S. dollars. The “constant dollar” amounts also exclude the impact of foreign currency-denominated transactions in countries with highly inflationary economies. Reconciliations of GAAP measures to constant currency amounts are presented in the supplemental financial information included with this release, which identifies and quantifies all excluded items, and provides management’s view of why this information is useful to investors.

Discontinued Operations - Kontoor Brands Business

On May 22, 2019, VF completed the spin-off of its Jeans business, which included the Wrangler®, Lee® and Rock & Republic® brands, as well as the VF OutletTM business, into an independent, publicly traded company under the name Kontoor Brands, Inc. (“Kontoor Brands”). Accordingly, the company has removed the assets and liabilities of the Jeans business as of this date and included the operating results and cash flows of the business in discontinued operations for all periods presented.

Adjusted Amounts - Excluding Icebreaker®, Altra® and Jeans Spin-Off Transaction and Deal Related Expenses, Costs Related to Office Relocations and Specified Strategic Business Decisions, and the Impact of Swiss Tax Legislation

This release refers to adjusted amounts that exclude transaction and deal related expenses associated with the acquisitions and integration of the Icebreaker® and Altra® brands. The release also refers to transaction expenses associated with the completed spin-off of the Jeans business. Total transaction and deal related expenses were approximately $9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and $22 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020.

This release also refers to adjusted amounts that exclude costs primarily associated with the previously announced relocation of VF’s global headquarters and certain brands to Denver, Colorado. The release also refers to costs related to strategic business decisions in South America and the operating results of jeanswear wind-down activities in South America following the spin-off of Kontoor Brands. Total costs were approximately $18 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and $35 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020.

Adjusted amounts in this release also exclude the impact of recent Swiss tax legislation. On May 19, 2019, Switzerland voted to approve the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing ("Swiss Tax Act"). Certain provisions of the Swiss Tax Act were enacted during the second quarter of fiscal 2020, which resulted in adjustments to deferred tax positions of approximately $164 million for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2020. It is expected that additional provisions may be enacted in subsequent periods, resulting in further adjustments.

Combined, the above items positively impacted earnings per share by $0.36 during the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and $0.30 during the first six months of fiscal 2020. All adjusted amounts referenced herein exclude the effects of these amounts.

Reconciliations of measures calculated in accordance with GAAP to adjusted amounts are presented in the supplemental financial information included with this release, which identifies and quantifies all excluded items, and provides management’s view of why this information is useful to investors.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Income Statement Review

  • Revenue increased 5 percent (up 7 percent in constant dollars) to $3.4 billion. Excluding the impact of acquisitions and divestitures and on an adjusted basis, revenue increased 6 percent (up 8 percent in constant dollars), driven by VF's two largest brands, and our international and direct-to-consumer platforms.
  • Gross margin increased 90 basis points to 52.9 percent, primarily driven by favorable mix shift toward higher margin businesses and timing of net foreign currency transaction gains. On an adjusted basis, gross margin increased 90 basis points to 53.1 percent.
  • Operating income on a reported basis was $579 million. On an adjusted basis, operating income increased 7 percent (up 10 percent in constant dollars) to $606 million. Operating margin on a reported basis increased 20 basis points to 17.1 percent. Adjusted operating margin increased 40 basis points to 17.9 percent.
  • Earnings per share was $1.61 on a reported basis. On an adjusted basis, earnings per share increased 6 percent (up 8 percent in constant dollars) to $1.26.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Inventories were up 10 percent compared with the same period last year. During the quarter, VF also returned approximately $171 million of cash to shareholders through dividends. The company did not repurchase any shares during the second quarter and has $3.8 billion remaining under its current share repurchase authorization.

Adjusted Full Year Fiscal 2020 Outlook

VF’s outlook for full year fiscal 2020 is on an adjusted continuing operations basis unless otherwise noted, and has been updated to include the following:

  • Revenue is still expected to approximate $11.8 billion, reflecting an increase of approximately 6 percent (8 percent on a constant dollar basis excluding the impact of acquisitions and divestitures). By segment, revenue for Outdoor is still expected to increase approximately 5 percent (6 percent to 7 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding the impact of acquisitions). This compares to the previous expectation of an increase in revenue of approximately 5 percent (6 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding the impact of acquisitions). Revenue for Active is now expected to increase approximately 8 percent to 9 percent (11 percent to 12 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding the impact of divestitures). This compares to the previous expectation of an increase in revenue of approximately 7 percent to 8 percent (10 percent to 11 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding the impact of divestitures). Revenue for Work is now expected to increase approximately 2 percent to 3 percent (4 percent to 5 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding the impact of divestitures). This compares to the previous expectation of an increase in revenue of approximately 3 percent to 5 percent (4 percent to 6 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding the impact of divestitures).
  • International revenue is now expected to increase approximately 4 percent to 5 percent, or approximately 8 percent to 9 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding the impact of acquisitions and divestitures. This compares to the previous expectation of an increase in revenue of approximately 4 percent to 6 percent (7 percent to 9 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding the impact of acquisitions and divestitures).
  • Direct-to-consumer revenue is now expected to increase approximately 11 percent to 12 percent (12 percent to 13 percent on a constant dollar basis), including about 25 percent growth in digital. This compares to the previous expectation of an increase in revenue of approximately 10 percent to 12 percent (11 percent to 13 percent on a constant dollar basis).
  • Adjusted gross margin is still expected to be 54.1 percent, which represents an estimated increase of 80 basis points.
  • Adjusted operating margin is still expected to be 13.8 percent, which represents an estimated increase of approximately 90 basis points.
  • Adjusted earnings per share is still expected to be in the range of $3.32 to $3.37, reflecting growth of approximately 16 percent to 18 percent (19 percent to 21 percent on a constant dollar basis, excluding acquisitions and divestitures).
  • Adjusted cash flow from operations is still expected to be at least $1.3 billion.
  • Other full year assumptions include an effective tax rate of approximately 15 percent to 15.5 percent and capital expenditures of approximately $400 million.

Dividend Declared

VF’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.48 per share, reflecting a 12 percent increase over the previous quarter's dividend. This dividend will be payable on December 20, 2019, to shareholders of record on December 10, 2019.

Webcast Information

VF will host its second quarter fiscal 2020 conference call beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today. The conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet, accessible at ir.vfc.com. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archived version will be available at the same location.

Presentation

A presentation on second quarter fiscal 2020 results will be available at ir.vfc.com beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time today and will be archived at the same location.

About VF

Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. Our purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We connect this purpose with a relentless drive to succeed to create value for all stakeholders and use our company as a force for good. For more information, please visit vfc.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements included in this release and attachments are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting VF and therefore involve several risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “should,” and “may” and other words and terms of similar meaning or use of future dates. We caution that forward-looking statements are not guarantees and that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results of operations or financial condition of VF to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the spin-off of our Jeanswear business completed on May 22, 2019, including the risk that VF will not realize all of the expected benefits of the spin-off; and the risk that the spin-off will not be tax-free for U.S. federal income tax purposes; the risk that there will be a loss of synergies from separating the businesses that could negatively impact the balance sheet, profit margins or earnings of VF. There are also risks associated with the relocation of our global headquarters and a number of brands to the metro Denver area, including the risk of significant disruption to our operations, the temporary diversion of management resources and loss of key employees who have substantial experience and expertise in our business, the risk that we may encounter difficulties retaining employees who elect to transfer and attracting new talent in the Denver area to replace our employees who are unwilling to relocate, the risk that the relocation may involve significant additional costs to us and that the expected benefits of the move may not be fully realized. Other risks include foreign currency fluctuations; the level of consumer demand for apparel, footwear and accessories; disruption to VF’s distribution system; the financial strength of VF's customers; fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of raw materials and contracted products; disruption and volatility in the global capital and credit markets; VF's response to changing fashion trends, evolving consumer preferences and changing patterns of consumer behavior, intense competition from online retailers, manufacturing and product innovation; increasing pressure on margins; VF's ability to implement its business strategy; VF's ability to grow its international and direct-to-consumer businesses; VF’s and its vendors’ ability to maintain the strength and security of information technology systems; the risk that VF's facilities and systems and those of our third-party service providers may be vulnerable to and unable to anticipate or detect data security breaches and data or financial loss; VF's ability to properly collect, use, manage and secure consumer and employee data; stability of VF's manufacturing facilities and foreign suppliers; continued use by VF's suppliers of ethical business practices; VF’s ability to accurately forecast demand for products; continuity of members of VF’s management; VF's ability to protect trademarks and other intellectual property rights; possible goodwill and other asset impairment; maintenance by VF’s licensees and distributors of the value of VF’s brands; VF's ability to execute and integrate acquisitions; changes in tax laws and liabilities; legal, regulatory, political and economic risks; the risk of economic uncertainty associated with the pending exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union ("Brexit") or any other similar referendums that may be held; and adverse or unexpected weather conditions. More information on potential factors that could affect VF's financial results is included from time to time in VF's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VF's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

VF CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended September

%

Six Months Ended September

%

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Net revenues

$

3,393,268

$

3,219,390

5%

$

5,664,747

$

5,356,525

6%

Costs and operating expenses

Cost of goods sold

1,597,307

1,545,391

3%

2,633,421

2,550,680

3%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,216,896

1,129,013

8%

2,318,969

2,147,760

8%

Total costs and operating expenses

2,814,203

2,674,404

5%

4,952,390

4,698,440

5%

Operating income

579,065

544,986

6%

712,357

658,085

8%

Interest, net

(15,827

)

(26,821

)

(41)%

(30,825

)

(51,674

)

(40)%

Other income (expense), net

(1,813

)

(31,970

)

*

3,785

(51,395

)

*

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

561,425

486,195

15%

685,317

555,016

23%

Income tax expense (benefit)

(87,576

)

70,071

*

(60,933

)

77,528

*

Income from continuing operations

649,001

416,124

56%

746,250

477,488

56%

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

90,997

*

(48,028

)

189,991

*

Net income

$

649,001

$

507,121

28%

$

698,222

$

667,479

5%

Earnings (loss) per common share - basic (a)

Continuing operations

$

1.63

$

1.05

55%

$

1.88

$

1.21

55%

Discontinued operations

0.23

*

(0.12

)

0.48

*

Total earnings per common share - basic

$

1.63

$

1.28

27%

$

1.76

$

1.69

4%

Earnings (loss) per common share - diluted (a)

Continuing operations

$

1.61

$

1.04

56%

$

1.86

$

1.19

56%

Discontinued operations

0.23

*

(0.12

)

0.47

*

Total earnings per common share - diluted

$

1.61

$

1.26

28%

$

1.74

$

1.67

4%

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic

397,751

395,892

397,239

395,029

Diluted

402,261

401,939

402,088

400,744

Cash dividends per common share

$

0.43

$

0.46

(7)%

$

0.94

$

0.92

2%

* Calculation not meaningful

Basis of presentation of condensed consolidated financial statements: VF operates and reports using a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to March 31 of each year. For presentation purposes herein, all references to periods ended September 2019 relate to the 13-week and 26-week fiscal periods ended September 28, 2019 and all references to periods ended September 2018 relate to the 13-week and 26-week fiscal periods ended September 29, 2018. References to March 2019 relate to the balance sheet as of March 30, 2019.

(a) Amounts have been calculated using unrounded numbers.

 

VF CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

September

March

September

2019

2019

2018

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and equivalents

$

507,605

$

445,119

$

266,788

Accounts receivable, net

1,976,154

1,465,855

1,961,274

Inventories

1,890,716

1,432,660

1,723,057

Other current assets

400,732

433,793

582,139

Current assets of discontinued operations

896,030

884,696

Total current assets

4,775,207

4,673,457

5,417,954

Property, plant and equipment

871,601

915,177

893,811

Goodwill and intangible assets

3,449,155

3,513,678

3,573,044

Operating lease right-of-use asset

1,263,903

Other assets

910,489

772,755

763,762

Other assets of discontinued operations

481,718

481,854

Total assets

$

11,270,355

$

10,356,785

$

11,130,425

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Short-term borrowings

$

484,321

$

659,060

$

1,564,899

Current portion of long-term debt

4,986

5,263

5,885

Accounts payable

550,700

580,867

603,575

Accrued liabilities

1,364,331

1,154,932

1,075,913

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

261,482

258,424

Total current liabilities

2,404,338

2,661,604

3,508,696

Long-term debt

2,090,922

2,115,884

2,150,595

Operating lease liabilities

1,028,363

Other liabilities

1,099,113

1,232,200

1,246,962

Other liabilities of discontinued operations

48,581

44,616

Total liabilities

6,622,736

6,058,269

6,950,869

Stockholders' equity

4,647,619

4,298,516

4,179,556

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

11,270,355

$

10,356,785

$

11,130,425

VF CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

Six Months Ended September

2019

2018

Operating activities

Net income

$

698,222

$

667,479

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

(48,028

)

189,991

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

746,250

477,488

Depreciation and amortization, including operating lease right-of-use assets

321,129

129,259

Other adjustments

(1,446,070

)

(702,432

)

Cash used by operating activities - continuing operations

(378,691

)

(95,685

)

Cash provided by operating activities - discontinued operations

13,213

198,636

Cash provided (used) by operating activities

(365,478

)

102,951

Investing activities

Business acquisitions, net of cash received

(320,405

)

Proceeds from sale of businesses, net of cash sold

288,273

Capital expenditures

(108,596

)

(129,582

)

Software purchases

(25,576

)

(32,710

)

Other, net

59,087

(9,979

)

Cash used by investing activities - continuing operations

(75,085

)

(204,403

)

Cash used by investing activities - discontinued operations

(2,327

)

(13,924

)

Cash used by investing activities

(77,412

)

(218,327

)

Financing activities

Net increase (decrease) from short-term borrowings and long-term debt

(171,289

)

37,112

Purchases of treasury stock

(480

)

Cash dividends paid

(373,604

)

(363,851

)

Cash received from Kontoor Brands, net of cash transferred of $126.8 million

906,148

Proceeds from issuance of Common Stock, net of shares withheld for taxes

50,659

130,114

Cash provided (used) by financing activities

411,914

(197,105

)

Effect of foreign currency rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(5,385

)

(17,270

)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(36,361

)

(329,751

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of year

556,587

689,190

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – end of period

$

520,226

$

359,439

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Reportable Segment Information

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

Three Months Ended
September

% Change

% Change
Constant
Currency (a)

% Change
Adjusted (b)

% Change
Constant
Currency and
Adjusted (a) (b)

% Change
Adjusted
Organic (b) (c)

% Change
Constant
Currency and
Adjusted
Organic (a) (b) (c)

2019

2018

Segment revenues

Outdoor

$

1,525,937

$

1,466,503

4%

6%

4%

6%

4%

6%

Active

1,413,634

1,299,961

9%

11%

9%

11%

10%

12%

Work

435,627

451,661

(4)%

(3)%

(4)%

(3)%

(1)%

(1)%

Other (d)

18,070

1,265

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total segment revenues

$

3,393,268

$

3,219,390

5%

7%

5%

7%

6%

8%

Segment profit

Outdoor

$

256,382

$

258,121

(1)%

2%

Active

388,200

351,051

11%

13%

Work

39,210

51,320

(24)%

(23)%

Other (d)

2,381

717

*

*

Total segment profit

686,173

661,209

4%

6%

Corporate and other expenses

(108,921

)

(148,193

)

(27)%

(26)%

Interest, net

(15,827

)

(26,821

)

(41)%

(41)%

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$

561,425

$

486,195

15%

18%

(a) Refer to constant currency definition on the following pages.

(b) Excludes the operating results of jeanswear wind down activities in South America post the separation of Kontoor Brands for the three months ended September 2019. Refer to Non-GAAP financial information on "Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2019" page for additional information.

(c) Excludes divestitures representing the operating results of Reef® and the Van Moer business for the three months ended September 2018. Refer to Non-GAAP financial information on "Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2018" page for additional information.

(d) Other is included for purposes of reconciliation of revenues and profit, but it is not considered a reportable segment. Includes results related to the sale of non-VF products and transition services related to the sales of the Reef® and Nautica® brand businesses.

* Calculation not meaningful

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Reportable Segment Information

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

Six Months Ended
September

% Change

% Change
Constant
Currency (a)

% Change
Adjusted (b)

% Change
Constant
Currency and
Adjusted (a) (b)

% Change
Adjusted
Organic (b) (c)

% Change
Constant
Currency and
Adjusted
Organic (a) (b) (c)

2019

2018

Segment revenues

Outdoor

$

2,136,557

$

2,035,103

5%

7%

5%

7%

4%

7%

Active

2,645,760

2,436,898

9%

11%

9%

11%

12%

14%

Work

858,098

874,954

(2)%

(1)%

(2)%

(1)%

1%

1%

Other (d)

24,332

9,570

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total segment revenues

$

5,664,747

$

5,356,525

6%

8%

5%

7%

7%

9%

Segment profit

Outdoor

$

176,112

$

174,626

1%

4%

Active

695,766

620,248

12%

15%

Work

86,235

100,247

(14)%

(14)%

Other (d)

765

2,950

*

*

Total segment profit

958,878

898,071

7%

9%

Corporate and other expenses

(242,736

)

(291,381

)

(17)%

(17)%

Interest, net

(30,825

)

(51,674

)

(40)%

(40)%

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$

685,317

$

555,016

23%

27%

(a) Refer to constant currency definition on the following pages.

(b) Excludes the operating results of jeanswear wind down activities in South America post the separation of Kontoor Brands for the six months ended September 2019. Refer to Non-GAAP financial information on "Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2019" page for additional information.

(c) Excludes the operating results of Altra® for the two months ended May 2019, which reflects the one-year anniversary of the acquisition. The change also excludes divestitures representing the operating results of Reef® and the Van Moer business for the six months ended September 2018. Refer to Non-GAAP financial information on "Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2019" and "Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2018" pages for additional information.

(d) Other is included for purposes of reconciliation of revenues and profit, but it is not considered a reportable segment. Includes results related to the sale of non-VF products and transition services related to the sales of the Reef® and Nautica® brand businesses.

* Calculation not meaningful

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Reportable Segment Information – Constant Currency Basis

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

Three Months Ended September 2019

As Reported
under GAAP

Adjust for Foreign
Currency Exchange

Constant
Currency

Segment revenues

Outdoor

$

1,525,937

$

29,291

$

1,555,228

Active

1,413,634

25,340

1,438,974

Work

435,627

2,402

438,029

Other

18,070

1,741

19,811

Total segment revenues

$

3,393,268

$

58,774

$

3,452,042

Segment profit

Outdoor

$

256,382

$

6,441

$

262,823

Active

388,200

7,309

395,509

Work

39,210

143

39,353

Other

2,381

(691

)

1,690

Total segment profit

686,173

13,202

699,375

Corporate and other expenses

(108,921

)

(25

)

(108,946

)

Interest, net

(15,827

)

(15,827

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$

561,425

$

13,177

$

574,602

Diluted earnings per share growth

56

%

3

%

59

%

Constant Currency Financial Information

VF is a global company that reports financial information in U.S. dollars in accordance with GAAP. Foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations affect the amounts reported by VF from translating its foreign revenues and expenses into U.S. dollars. These rate fluctuations can have a significant effect on reported operating results. As a supplement to our reported operating results, we present constant currency financial information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the impact of translating foreign currencies into U.S. dollars. The constant currency financial information also excludes the impact of foreign currency-denominated transactions in countries with highly inflationary economies. We use constant currency information to provide a framework to assess how our business performed excluding the effects of changes in the rates used to calculate foreign currency translation, and measuring foreign currency transactions in highly inflationary economies. Management believes this information is useful to investors to facilitate comparison of operating results and better identify trends in our businesses.

To calculate foreign currency translation on a constant currency basis, operating results for the current year period for entities reporting in currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect during the comparable period of the prior year (rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the current year period). Similarly, foreign currency transactions in highly inflationary economies, on a constant currency basis, are calculated using exchange rates from the comparable period of the prior year.

These constant currency performance measures should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, our operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The constant currency information presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Reportable Segment Information – Constant Currency Basis

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

Six Months Ended September 2019

As Reported
under GAAP

Adjust for Foreign
Currency Exchange

Constant
Currency

Segment revenues

Outdoor

$

2,136,557

$

47,173

$

2,183,730

Active

2,645,760

52,194

2,697,954

Work

858,098

5,926

864,024

Other

24,332

4,214

28,546

Total segment revenues

$

5,664,747

$

109,507

$

5,774,254

Segment profit

Outdoor

$

176,112

$

4,927

$

181,039

Active

695,766

14,512

710,278

Work

86,235

434

86,669

Other

765

(598

)

167

Total segment profit

958,878

19,275

978,153

Corporate and other expenses

(242,736

)

(285

)

(243,021

)

Interest, net

(30,825

)

(30,825

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$

685,317

$

18,990

$

704,307

Diluted earnings per share growth

56

%

3

%

59

%

Constant Currency Financial Information

VF is a global company that reports financial information in U.S. dollars in accordance with GAAP. Foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations affect the amounts reported by VF from translating its foreign revenues and expenses into U.S. dollars. These rate fluctuations can have a significant effect on reported operating results. As a supplement to our reported operating results, we present constant currency financial information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the impact of translating foreign currencies into U.S. dollars. The constant currency financial information also excludes the impact of foreign currency-denominated transactions in countries with highly inflationary economies. We use constant currency information to provide a framework to assess how our business performed excluding the effects of changes in the rates used to calculate foreign currency translation, and measuring foreign currency transactions in highly inflationary economies. Management believes this information is useful to investors to facilitate comparison of operating results and better identify trends in our businesses.

To calculate foreign currency translation on a constant currency basis, operating results for the current year period for entities reporting in currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect during the comparable period of the prior year (rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the current year period). Similarly, foreign currency transactions in highly inflationary economies, on a constant currency basis, are calculated using exchange rates from the comparable period of the prior year.

These constant currency performance measures should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, our operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The constant currency information presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2019

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended September 2019

As Reported
under GAAP

Transaction
and Deal
Related
Costs (a)

Relocation
and Specified
Strategic
Business
Decisions (b)

Impact of
Swiss Tax
Act (c)

Adjusted

Contribution
from
Acquisition (d)

Adjusted
Organic

Revenues

$

3,393,268

$

$

(9,706

)

$

$

3,383,562

$

$

3,383,562

Gross profit

1,795,961

37

(445

)

1,795,553

1,795,553

Percent

52.9

%

53.1

%

53.1

%

Operating income

579,065

9,477

17,945

606,487

606,487

Percent

17.1

%

17.9

%

17.9

%

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (e)

1.61

0.02

0.03

(0.41

)

1.26

1.26

Six Months Ended September 2019

As Reported
under GAAP

Transaction
and Deal
Related
Costs (a)

Relocation
and Specified
Strategic
Business
Decisions (b)

Impact of
Swiss Tax
Act (c)

Adjusted

Contribution
from
Acquisition (d)

Adjusted
Organic

Revenues

$

5,664,747

$

$

(14,021

)

$

$

5,650,726

$

(11,764

)

$

5,638,962

Gross profit

3,031,326

(630

)

(2,613

)

3,028,083

(4,485

)

3,023,598

Percent

53.5

%

53.6

%

53.6

%

Operating income

712,357

22,317

34,898

769,572

37

769,609

Percent

12.6

%

13.6

%

13.6

%

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (e)

1.86

0.04

0.07

(0.41

)

1.55

1.55

(a) Transaction and deal related costs include acquisition, integration and other costs related to the acquisitions of the Icebreaker® and Altra® brands, which totaled $9.5 million and $12.8 million for the three and six months ended September 2019, respectively. The costs also include separation and related expenses associated with the spin-off of the Jeans business of $9.5 million, that did not meet the criteria for discontinued operations, for the six months ended September 2019. The transaction and deal related costs resulted in a net tax benefit of $2.7 million and $5.8 million in the three and six months ended September 2019, respectively.

(b) Relocation and specified strategic business decisions for the three and six months ended September 2019 include costs associated with the relocation of VF’s global headquarters and certain brands to Denver, Colorado, which totaled $15.7 million and $30.7 million for the three and six months ended September 2019, respectively. This activity includes a gain of approximately $11 million on the sale of certain office real estate and related assets in connection with the relocation, which was recorded in the three months ended June 2019. The activity also includes the operating results of jeanswear wind down activities in South America post the separation of Kontoor Brands and costs related to specified strategic business decisions to cease operations in Argentina and planned business model changes in certain other countries in South America, which totaled $2.2 million and $4.2 million for the three and six months ended September 2019, respectively. The relocation and specified strategic business decisions costs resulted in a net tax benefit of $4.2 million and $8.3 million for the three and six months ended September 2019, respectively.

(c) On May 19, 2019, Switzerland voted to approve the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing ("Swiss Tax Act"). Certain provisions of the Swiss Tax Act were enacted during the three months ended September 2019, which resulted in adjustments to deferred tax positions of $164.4 million for the three and six months ended September 2019.

(d) The contribution from acquisition represents the operating results of Altra® for the two months ended May 2019, which reflects the one-year anniversary of the acquisition. The results exclude transaction and deal related costs.

(e) Amounts shown in the table have been calculated using unrounded numbers. The diluted earnings per share impacts were calculated using 402,261,000 and 402,088,000 weighted average common shares for the three and six months ended September 2019, respectively.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The financial information above has been presented on a GAAP basis, on an adjusted basis, which excludes the impact of transaction and deal related costs, activity related to relocation and specified strategic business decisions and the impact of the Swiss Tax Act, and on an adjusted organic basis, which excludes the operating results of Altra® (for the two months ended May 2019). Contribution from acquisition also excludes transaction and deal related costs. These adjusted presentations are non-GAAP measures. Management believes these measures provide investors with useful supplemental information regarding VF's underlying business trends and the performance of VF's ongoing operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations.

Management uses the above financial measures internally in its budgeting and review process and, in some cases, as a factor in determining compensation. While management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating the business, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, VF's operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be the same as similarly titled measures presented by other companies. 

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2018

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended September 2018

As Reported
under GAAP

Transaction
and Deal
Related Costs (a)

Relocation and
other
Restructuring
Costs (b)

Impact of
U.S. Tax
Act (c)

Adjusted

Contribution
from
Divestitures (d)

Adjusted
Organic

Revenues

$

3,219,390

$

$

$

$

3,219,390

$

(30,584

)

$

3,188,806

Gross profit

1,673,999

2,891

2,948

1,679,838

(10,898

)

1,668,940

Percent

52.0

%

52.2

%

52.3

%

Operating income

544,986

9,151

10,716

564,853

743

565,596

Percent

16.9

%

17.5

%

17.7

%

Other income (expense), net

(31,970

)

32,321

351

(3

)

348

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (e)

1.04

0.09

0.02

0.04

1.19

1.19

Six Months Ended September 2018

As Reported
under GAAP

Transaction
and Deal
Related
Costs (a)

Relocation and
other
Restructuring
Costs (b)

Impact of
U.S. Tax
Act (c)

Adjusted

Contribution
from
Divestitures (d)

Adjusted
Organic

Revenues

$

5,356,525

$

$

$

$

5,356,525

$

(91,852

)

$

5,264,673

Gross profit

2,805,845

7,214

2,948

2,816,007

(36,022

)

2,779,985

Percent

52.4

%

52.6

%

52.8

%

Operating income

658,085

28,306

10,716

697,107

(8,562

)

688,545

Percent

12.3

%

13.0

%

13.1

%

Other income (expense), net

(51,395

)

32,010

(19,385

)

5

(19,380

)

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (e)

1.19

0.13

0.02

0.03

1.37

(0.02

)

1.36

(a) Transaction and deal related costs include acquisition and integration costs related to the acquisitions of Williamson-Dickie and the Icebreaker® and Altra® brands, which totaled $8.4 million and $27.2 million for the three and six months ended September 2018, respectively. The costs also include separation and related expenses associated with the spin-off of the Jeans business of $0.8 million, that did not meet the criteria for discontinued operations, for the three and six months ended September 2018. Additionally, the costs included estimated non-operating losses on sale related to the divestitures of the Reef® brand and Van Moer business, totaling $32.3 million in the three and six months ended September 2018. The transaction and deal related costs resulted in a net tax benefit of $4.8 million and $8.3 million in the three and six months ended September 2018, respectively.

(b) Relocation and other restructuring costs for the three and six months ended September 2018 primarily include costs associated with the relocation of VF's global headquarters and certain brands to Denver, Colorado. The costs resulted in a net tax benefit of $2.7 million for the three and six months ended September 2018.

(c) On December 22, 2017, the U.S. government enacted comprehensive tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("U.S. Tax Act"). Measurement period adjustments related to the provisional net charge were recorded during the three and six months ended September 2018, resulting in a tax expense of $15.8 million and $12.9 million for the respective periods.

(d) The contribution from divestitures represents the operating results of the Reef® brand and Van Moer business for the three and six months ended September 2018. The contribution from divestitures resulted in a net tax benefit of $0.1 million and net tax expense of $1.8 million for the three and six months ended September 2018, respectively.

(e) Amounts shown in the table have been calculated using unrounded numbers. The diluted earnings per share impact was calculated using 401,939,000 and 400,744,000 weighted average common shares for the three and six months ended September 2018, respectively.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

 

The financial information above has been presented on a GAAP basis, on an adjusted basis, which excludes transaction and deal related expenses, relocation and other restructuring costs and the impact of the U.S. Tax Act, and on an adjusted organic basis, which excludes the operating results of Reef® and the Van Moer business. These adjusted presentations are non-GAAP measures. Management believes these measures provide investors with useful supplemental information regarding VF's underlying business trends and the performance of VF's ongoing operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations.

Management uses the above financial measures internally in its budgeting and review process and, in some cases, as a factor in determining compensation. While management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating the business, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, VF's operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be the same as similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Top 4 Brand Revenue Information

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 2019

Six Months Ended September 2019

Top 4 Brand Revenue Growth

Americas

EMEA

APAC

Global

Americas

EMEA

APAC

Global

Vans®

% change

15%

4%

28%

14%

18%

6%

27%

17%

% change constant currency*

15%

9%

31%

16%

19%

11%

32%

19%

The North Face®

% change

9%

7%

9%

8%

9%

6%

11%

8%

% change constant currency*

9%

12%

12%

10%

9%

12%

14%

10%

Timberland®

% change

9%

(12)%

4%

(1)%

8%

(11)%

3%

(1)%

% change constant currency*

9%

(7)%

6%

1%

8%

(7)%

5%

1%

Dickies®

% change

(9)%

(3)%

20%

(4)%

(3)%

(6)%

9%

(2)%

% change constant currency*

(9)%

2%

22%

(3)%

(3)%

(1)%

12%

0%

*Refer to constant currency definition on previous pages.

 

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Geographic and Channel Revenue Information

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended September 2019

% Change

% Change
Constant
Currency*

% Change
Adjusted (a)

% Change
Constant Currency
and Adjusted*(a)

% Change
Adjusted
Organic (a) (b)

% Change
Constant Currency
and Adjusted
Organic*(a) (b)

Geographic Revenue Growth

U.S.

7%

7%

7%

7%

8%

8%

EMEA

(1)%

4%

(1)%

4%

1%

5%

APAC

14%

16%

14%

16%

14%

16%

China

20%

24%

20%

24%

20%

24%

Americas (non-U.S.)

11%

14%

7%

9%

7%

9%

International

4%

8%

3%

7%

4%

8%

Global

5%

7%

5%

7%

6%

8%

Six Months Ended September 2019

% Change

% Change
Constant
Currency*

% Change
Adjusted (a)

% Change
Constant Currency
and Adjusted*(a)

% Change
Adjusted
Organic (a) (b)

% Change
Constant Currency
and Adjusted
Organic*(a) (b)

Geographic Revenue Growth

U.S.

8%

8%

8%

8%

9%

9%

EMEA

(2)%

3%

(2)%

3%

0%

5%

APAC

13%

17%

13%

17%

13%

17%

China

21%

26%

21%

26%

21%

26%

Americas (non-U.S.)

9%

12%

5%

8%

6%

8%

International

3%

8%

3%

7%

4%

9%

Global

6%

8%

5%

7%

7%

9%

Three Months Ended September 2019

% Change

% Change
Constant
Currency*

% Change
Adjusted (a)

% Change
Constant Currency
and Adjusted*(a)

% Change
Adjusted
Organic (a) (b)

% Change
Constant Currency
and Adjusted
Organic*(a) (b)

Channel Revenue Growth

Wholesale (c)

3%

5%

3%

5%

4%

6%

Direct-to-consumer

11%

13%

11%

12%

11%

12%

Digital

15%

17%

15%

17%

16%

18%

Six Months Ended September 2019

% Change

% Change
Constant
Currency*

% Change
Adjusted (a)

% Change
Constant Currency
and Adjusted*(a)

% Change
Adjusted
Organic (a) (b)

% Change
Constant Currency
and Adjusted
Organic*(a) (b)

Channel Revenue Growth

Wholesale (c)

3%

5%

2%

4%

5%

7%

Direct-to-consumer

12%

14%

12%

14%

12%

14%

Digital

19%

22%

19%

22%

20%

23%

 

As of September

2019

2018

DTC Store Count

Total

1,413

1,389

*Refer to constant currency definition on previous pages.

(a) Excludes the operating results of jeanswear wind down activities in South America post the separation of Kontoor Brands for the three and six months ended September 2019. Refer to Non-GAAP financial information on "Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2019" page for additional information.

(b) Excludes the operating results of Altra® for the two months ended May 2019, which reflects the one-year anniversary of the acquisition. The change also excludes divestitures representing the operating results of Reef® and the Van Moer business for the three and six months ended September 2018. Refer to Non-GAAP financial information on "Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2019" and "Reconciliation of Select GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures - Three and Six Months Ended September 2018" pages for additional information.

(c) Royalty revenues are included in the wholesale channel for all periods. 

Contacts:

VF Corporation
Joe Alkire, 720-778-4051
Vice President, Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Treasury
or
Craig Hodges, 720-778-4116
Vice President, Corporate Affairs

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