Inter Parfums, Inc. Reports 2013 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Sales of Ongoing Brands Increase 19% for Quarter and 23% for the Year

NEW YORK--()--Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IPAR) today reported results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Compared to Fourth Quarter 2012:

  • Net sales of ongoing brands (excluding Burberry brand sales) increased 19% to $105.5 million from $88.8 million;
  • Reported net sales of $105.5 million were 40% below the $176.9 million reported in the 2012 fourth quarter when Burberry brand sales aggregated $88.1 million; at comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales also declined 40%;
  • European-based operations generated sales of ongoing brands of $78.4 million, up 22% from $64.1 million; including Burberry brand sales, European-based sales were down 48%;
  • Sales by U.S.-based operations were $27.1 million, up 11% from $24.5 million;
  • Gross margin was 57.3% of net sales compared to 63.0%;
  • S, G & A expense as a percentage of net sales was 67.6% compared to 54.6%;
  • Net loss attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. was $4.2 million or $0.13 per diluted share. In the prior year period, there was a gain on termination of the Burberry license of $198.8 million. After taxes and allocation to the noncontrolling interest the net gain attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. common shareholders aggregated $93.0 million. As a result, fourth quarter 2012, reported net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. was $99.6 million and diluted earnings per share were $3.24. Excluding the after tax net gain on the termination of the Burberry license in 2012, net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. was $6.6 million or $0.21 per diluted share.

Excluding Burberry brand sales, net sales for 2013 increased nearly 23% to $433.0 million from 2012’s $352.7 million. Reported net sales for 2013 were $563.6 million as Burberry brand product sales aggregated $130.6 million and were heavily concentrated in the first quarter. In 2012, reported net sales were $654.1 million and included $301.4 million of Burberry brand sales for the full year. In 2013, net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. was $39.2 million or $1.27 per diluted share, up from $38.1 million or $1.24 per diluted share in 2012, excluding the after tax net gain on the termination of license. Including the aforementioned gain, 2012’s net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. was $131.1 million or $4.26 per diluted share.

Jean Madar, Chairman & CEO of Inter Parfums, Inc. noted, “We are extremely enthusiastic about the outlook for our business. Sales from ongoing brands are generating excellent growth; we have recently added several important high potential brands to our portfolio; our balance sheet remains very strong; we have a global distribution network reaching over 100 countries; and our new product pipeline for 2014 is one of the most ambitious in recent years.”

He continued, “For 2014, new product launches have begun with a selective, targeted distribution of a new women’s scent for Balmain called Extatic. Broad-based distributions are planned for our new Montblanc men’s fragrance Emblem, which is coming to market this spring as are our first men’s and women’s scents for the Karl Lagerfeld brand. We also have our first men’s scent for the Jimmy Choo brand in the works, plus a fragrance duo for S.T. Dupont. There are a number of ‘firsts’ in the 2014 pipeline for our U.S.-based operations. We have our first new scents for Agent Provocateur, Fatale and Fatale Pink, coming to market in the spring. In the fall we are planning an Asian debut for our first new Shanghai Tang collections and before year-end we expect to have major launches underway for a new Alfred Dunhill scent for men and a new Oscar de la Renta scent for women. We also have new product launches scheduled to rollout for our more established brands, including Brooks Brothers and Banana Republic, plus a host of flankers, new packaging concepts, and extensions throughout our U.S. operations brand portfolio.”

Russell Greenberg, Executive Vice President and CFO of Inter Parfums, Inc. stated, “Comparing like quarters has not been particularly meaningful since the fourth quarter of 2012. This is due primarily to the termination of the Burberry license in December 2012 and its associated gain, which was immediately followed by a transitional 2013 first quarter when we sold off much of the remaining Burberry inventory and recorded exceptionally high levels of Burberry brand sales, but incurred virtually no associated advertising and promotion expenses. Year-over-year quarterly comparisons should become more meaningful beginning in the second half of 2014.”

He continued, “As was the case in the third quarter, the decline in fourth quarter gross margin reflected the absence of Burberry product sales. While S, G & A expense in dollars declined considerably with the elimination of Burberry related expenses, as a percent of net sales, S, G & A expense increased largely due to substantially higher promotion and advertising expense, which represented 34.1% of net sales in the fourth quarter as compared to 25.1% in the 2012 fourth quarter. These incremental investments were made in support of new product launches for the Repetto and Boucheron brands, and the continued worldwide development of our largest brands, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Montblanc, which achieved year-over-year sales growth of 11%, 26% and 40%, respectively. Nonetheless, our 2013 bottom line was actually better than we anticipated, with net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. coming in at $1.27 per diluted share, ahead of the $1.23 we had forecast.”

Mr. Greenberg continued, “In 2013, we generated cash flows from operating activities of $49.2 million, further enhancing our already strong balance sheet. We closed the year with $399 million in working capital, including approximately $307 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, and no long-term debt.”

2014 Guidance

In affirming 2014 guidance, Mr. Greenberg stated, “We continue to expect net sales of approximately $495 million for a nearly 15% year-over-year sales improvement by our ongoing brands, resulting in net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. in the range of $0.93 to $0.98 per diluted share.” Guidance for 2014 assumes the dollar remains at current levels.

Dividend

The Company’s regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share will be paid on April 15, 2014 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2014.

Conference Call

Management will conduct a conference call to discuss financial results and business developments at 11:00 AM ET on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (201) 493-6749; please call in 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin and ask for the Inter Parfums call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the live call, please go to www.interparfumsinc.com and click on the Investor Relations section. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, and download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to listen live, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days at Inter Parfums’ website. We suggest listeners use Microsoft Explorer as their browser.

In the 30 years since its founding, Inter Parfums, Inc. has been selected as the fragrance and beauty partner for a growing list of brands that include Lanvin, Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Karl Lagerfeld, Paul Smith, S.T. Dupont, Balmain, Repetto, Agent Provocateur, Alfred Dunhill, Anna Sui, Shanghai Tang, Oscar de la Renta, Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, bebe, and Betsey Johnson. Inter Parfums is known for innovation, quality and its ability to capture the genetic code of each brand in the products it develops, manufactures and distributes in over 100 countries worldwide.

Statements in this release which are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would," or similar words. You should not rely on forward-looking statements because actual events or results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of important factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties discussed under the headings “Forward Looking Statements” and "Risk Factors" in Inter Parfums' annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 and the reports Inter Parfums files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Inter Parfums does not intend to and undertakes no duty to update the information contained in this press release.

Regulation G, “Conditions for Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” prescribes the conditions for use of non-GAAP financial information in public disclosures. The Company believes that our presentation of the non-GAAP financial information included in this release constitutes important supplemental measures of operating performance, because it provides readers with more complete disclosure and facilitates a more accurate comparison of current results to historic results.

     

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2013   2012 2013   2012
 
Net sales $ 105,531 $ 176,930 $ 563,579 $ 654,117
 
Cost of sales   45,009     65,396     234,800     246,931  
 
Gross margin   60,522     111,534     328,779     407,186  
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 71,290 96,609 250,025 325,799
 
Gain on termination of license -- (198,838 ) -- (198,838 )
 
Impairment of goodwill   --     1,811     --     1,811  

Total operating expenses

 

71,290

   

(100,418

)

 

250,025

   

128,772

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

(10,768

)

 

211,952

   

78,754

   

278,414

 
 
Other expenses (income):
Interest expense 152 459 1,380 1,654
(Gain) loss on foreign currency 10 544 1,168 3,128
Interest income   (968 )   (246 )   (4,440 )   (1,133 )
 
  (806 )   757     (1,892 )   3,649  
 
Income (loss) before income taxes (9,962 ) 211,195 80,646 274,765
 
Income taxes (benefit)   (3,562 )   75,217     29,680     97,875  
 
Net income (loss) (6,400 ) 135,978 50,966 176,890
 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interest  

(2,246

)

 

36,365

   

11,755

   

45,754

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc.

$

(4,154

)

$

99,613

 

$

39,211

 

$

131,136

 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. common shareholders:
Basic $ (0.13 ) $ 3.25 $ 1.27 $ 4.29
Diluted $ (0.13 ) $ 3.24   $ 1.27   $ 4.26  
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic 30,826 30,615 30,764 30,575
Diluted   30,826     30,772     30,954     30,716  
 
 
Dividends declared per share $ 0.60   $ 0.08   $ 0.96   $ 0.32  
 
         

INTER PARFUMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 2013 and 2012

(In thousands except share and per share data)

 

Assets

2013 2012

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $ 125,650 $ 307,335
Short-term investments 181,677 --
Accounts receivable, net 79,932 149,340
Inventories 117,347 142,614
Receivables, other 2,418 2,534
Other current assets 4,775 5,897
Income taxes receivable 6,435 1,968
Deferred tax assets 7,257 13,132
Total current assets 525,491 622,820

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

10,444 12,289

Trademarks, licenses and other intangible assets, net

116,243 113,041

Other assets

11,880 11,770
Total assets $ 664,058 $ 759,920
 

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:

Loans payable – banks $ 6,104 $ 27,776
Accounts payable - trade 56,736 73,113
Accrued expenses 58,333 68,768
Income taxes payable 1,270 84,030
Dividends payable 3,704 2,453
Total current liabilities 126,147 256,140

Deferred tax liability

2,555 3,799

Commitments and contingencies

Equity:

Inter Parfums, Inc. shareholders’ equity:

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized 1,000,000 shares; none issued

Common stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized 100,000,000 shares;

outstanding, 30,863,421 and 30,680,634 shares at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively

31 31
Additional paid-in capital 57,877 54,679
Retained earnings 359,459 349,672
Accumulated other comprehensive income 25,860 12,498

Treasury stock, at cost, 9,940,977 and 9,976,524 common shares at December 31, 2013 and 2012

(36,016) (35,404)
Total Inter Parfums, Inc. shareholders’ equity 407,211 381,476

Noncontrolling interest

128,145 118,505
Total equity 535,356 499,981
Total liabilities and equity $ 664,058 $ 759,920
 

Contacts

Inter Parfums, Inc.
Russell Greenberg, 212-983-2640
Exec. VP & CFO
rgreenberg@interparfumsinc.com
www.interparfumsinc.com
or
Investor Relations Counsel
The Equity Group Inc.
Fred Buonocore, 212-836-9607
fbuonocore@equityny.com
or
Linda Latman, 212-836-9609
llatman@equityny.com
www.theequitygroup.com

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Contacts

Inter Parfums, Inc.
Russell Greenberg, 212-983-2640
Exec. VP & CFO
rgreenberg@interparfumsinc.com
www.interparfumsinc.com
or
Investor Relations Counsel
The Equity Group Inc.
Fred Buonocore, 212-836-9607
fbuonocore@equityny.com
or
Linda Latman, 212-836-9609
llatman@equityny.com
www.theequitygroup.com