VF Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

  • Second quarter revenue from continuing operations was up 1 percent to $2.4 billion;
  • Outdoor & Action Sports revenue up 2 percent;
  • Jeanswear revenue up 3 percent (up 6 percent currency neutral);
  • Imagewear revenue up 3 percent;
  • Direct-to-consumer revenue up 6 percent (up 7 percent currency neutral); and,
  • International revenue up 5 percent (up 7 percent currency neutral).

GREENSBORO, N.C.--()--VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended July 2, 2016. All per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis. This release refers to “currency neutral” and “reported” amounts, terms that are described under the “Currency Neutral – Excluding the Impact of Foreign Currency” paragraph. Reconciliations of GAAP measures to currency neutral amounts are presented in the supplemental financial information included with this release, which identifies and quantifies all excluded items. Unless otherwise noted, currency neutral and reported amounts are the same. This release also refers to both “continuing” and “discontinued” operations amounts, concepts that are described under the “Discontinued Operations – Contemporary Brands” paragraph. Unless otherwise noted, results presented are based on continuing operations.

“Our second quarter results were in line with our expectations, despite a challenging environment with mixed economic and currency conditions around the world,” said Eric Wiseman, VF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Earlier this year, we said we would actively manage our portfolio of brands and we’re doing just that. We expect to deliver on our current 2016 outlook and, as a result of the actions we are taking, be even better positioned to provide the strong long-term returns our shareholders have come to expect.”

Discontinued Operations – Contemporary Brands

On June 30, 2016, the company announced it had reached an agreement to sell its Contemporary Brands businesses, which include the 7 For All Mankind®, Splendid® and Ella Moss® brands, to Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. for $120 million, subject to various regulatory approvals and working capital adjustments. Accordingly, the company has classified the assets and liabilities of the Contemporary Brands businesses as held for sale and included the results of these businesses in discontinued operations for all periods presented. The company expects to complete the sale of its Contemporary Brands businesses in the third quarter of 2016.

The company’s net loss from discontinued operations was $97 million in the second quarter of 2016, which includes both the estimated loss recorded for the expected sale of the Contemporary Brands businesses and the operating results for the businesses during the quarter, net of tax.

Income Statement Review

  • Revenue increased 1 percent to $2.4 billion driven by positive results from our Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear and Imagewear coalitions and our direct-to-consumer and international businesses.
  • Gross margin was up slightly compared to the second quarter of last year at 48.1 percent on a reported basis, as benefits from lower product costs, pricing and mix were offset by changes in foreign currency and inventory management.
  • Operating income on a reported basis was down 3 percent to $211 million compared with the same period of 2015. Operating margin on a reported basis declined 40 basis points to 8.6 percent.
  • Earnings per share was $0.35 compared with $0.39 during the same period last year. On a comparative basis, the second quarter of 2016 was negatively impacted by approximately $0.01 of net tax discretes while the second quarter of 2015 benefitted by about $0.05 from net tax discretes. Excluding the negative impact of foreign currency, second quarter earnings per share was down 6 percent.

Coalition Review

Second quarter revenue for Outdoor & Action Sports was up 2 percent to $1.4 billion.

  • Revenue for The North Face® brand was up 2 percent including low single-digit growth in the Americas; a high-teen percentage rate increase in Europe (up low-teen currency neutral); and, a high-teen percentage rate decline in Asia-Pacific (down mid-teen currency neutral).
  • Vans® brand revenue was up 4 percent (up 6 percent currency neutral) driven by a high single-digit percentage rate increase in the Americas business; a high single-digit percentage rate increase in Asia-Pacific (up mid-teen currency neutral); and, as expected, a high single-digit percentage rate decrease in Europe where the brand continues to manage through elevated inventories related to its Classics collection.
  • Timberland® brand revenue was down 7 percent in the second quarter including a high-teen percentage rate decrease in the Americas region; a low double-digit percentage rate increase in Europe (up high single-digit currency neutral); and, a high single-digit decline in Asia-Pacific.

Second quarter operating income for Outdoor & Action Sports declined 9 percent to $123 million (down 5 percent currency neutral). Operating margin was 8.7 percent compared to 9.7 percent in the same period last year.

Jeanswear second quarter revenue was up 3 percent (up 6 percent currency neutral) to $629 million.

  • Wrangler® brand revenue was up 2 percent (up 4 percent currency neutral) with a low single-digit percentage rate increase in the Americas business (up mid-single-digit currency neutral); a low single-digit percentage rate increase in Europe (up mid-single-digit currency neutral); and, a low double-digit decline in the Asia-Pacific region (down high single-digit currency neutral).
  • Revenue for the Lee® brand was up 8 percent (up 10 percent currency neutral) including a high single-digit percentage rate increase in the Americas region (up low double-digit currency neutral); a mid-teen percentage rate increase in Europe; and, a low single-digit percentage rate increase in the Asia-Pacific region (up mid-single-digit currency neutral).

Operating income for Jeanswear in the second quarter was up 4 percent to $109 million (up 7 percent currency neutral) and operating margin was up 10 basis points to 17.3 percent.

Imagewear second quarter revenue was up 3 percent to $255 million with a mid-teen percentage rate increase in the Licensed Sports Group business partially offset by a high single-digit decline in the workwear business (down mid-single-digit currency neutral), which continues to be impacted by oil and gas exploration declines. Second quarter operating income for Imagewear was up 3 percent (up 1 percent currency neutral) to $36 million, with operating margin at 14.3 percent compared with 14.2 percent in the same period last year.

Sportswear second quarter revenue declined 19 percent to $115 million including a 20 percent decrease in Nautica® brand revenue and a mid-teen decrease in the Kipling® brand’s North American business compared with the same period last year, reflecting ongoing challenges in the U.S. department store and outlet channels, and general category demand. Operating income for Sportswear decreased 56 percent to $6 million with a 470 basis point decrease in operating margin to 5.5 percent.

International Review

International revenue in the second quarter was up 5 percent (up 7 percent currency neutral). Revenue in Europe was up 5 percent (up 3 percent currency neutral) and in the Asia-Pacific region was up 4 percent (up 6 percent currency neutral). Revenue in the Americas (non-U.S.) region was up 7 percent (up 20 percent currency neutral). The international business represented 35 percent of total VF second quarter sales, compared with 34 percent in last year’s same period.

Direct-to-Consumer Review

Direct-to-consumer revenue was up 6 percent (up 7 percent currency neutral) in the second quarter driven by a low double-digit percentage rate increase in the Outdoor & Action Sports business, which was partially offset by a mid-teen decline in Sportswear. The company’s e-Commerce business continued its strong momentum with a nearly 30 percent increase in revenue. Excluding the Contemporary Brands coalition, there were 1,461 VF-owned retail stores at the end of the quarter compared with 1,319 for last year’s same period. Direct-to-consumer revenue reached 27 percent of total revenue in the second quarter compared with 26 percent in last year’s same period.

Balance Sheet Review

  • Inventories were up 6 percent compared with the same period of 2015. Consistent with the 2015 year-end report in February and the first quarter report in April, about half of this amount is related specifically to core styles of cold-weather product expected to fill demand in the second half of 2016.
  • During the second quarter, the company purchased 1.9 million shares of its own stock for $120 million under a program authorized by its Board of Directors. In 2016, the company has purchased a total of 13.2 million shares for $834 million, well on track to achieve its $1 billion target for the full year. There are approximately 17 million remaining shares authorized for purchase.

2016 Outlook Highlights

The following adjusted outlook is presented on a continuing operations basis and excludes the Contemporary Brands businesses, which has been presented as discontinued operations for fiscal years 2016 and 2015.

  • Revenue is expected to increase 3 to 4 percent versus the previous outlook of a mid-single-digit percentage rate increase. Revenue for the Outdoor & Action Sports coalition is now expected to increase at a mid-single-digit percentage rate compared with previous expectations of a high single-digit percentage rate increase. Jeanswear revenue is still expected to grow at a mid-single-digit currency neutral percentage rate and expectations for Imagewear growth remains the same at a low single-digit percentage rate increase. Sportswear coalition revenue is now expected to decline at a low double-digit percentage rate versus the previous expectation of a slight decline.
  • The exclusion of Contemporary Brands from continuing operations results in a reduction of gross margin by about 10 basis points in 2015. The company expects gross margin to improve by about 50 basis points to 48.7 percent, which includes about 70 basis points of headwind from changes in foreign currency.
  • The exclusion of Contemporary Brands from continuing operations results in an improvement of operating margin of about 10 basis points in 2015. Operating margin is expected to reach 14.5 percent, including about 60 basis points of negative impact from changes in foreign currency.
  • The exclusion of Contemporary Brands in continuing operations results in a reduction of earnings per share by $0.03 from our previous outlook for 2016. Accordingly, reported earnings per share is expected to increase 5 percent to $3.20 (up 11 percent currency neutral) compared to EPS from continuing operations of $3.04 in 2015 as presented in the financial tables below.
  • Other full year assumptions include an approximate 21 percent effective tax rate versus the previous 23 percent expectation and cash flow from operations, which is unchanged at $1.3 billion.

Dividend Declared

VF’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, payable on September 19, 2016, to shareholders of record on September 9, 2016.

Currency Neutral – Excluding the Impact of Foreign Currency

This release refers to “currency neutral” amounts, which exclude both the impact of translating foreign currencies into U.S. dollars and the impact of currency rate changes on foreign currency denominated transactions. This release also 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. Reconciliations of GAAP measures to currency neutral amounts are presented in the supplemental financial information included with this release, which identify and quantify all excluded items.

Webcast Information

VF will host its 2016 second quarter conference call beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on July 22, 2016. The conference call will be broadcast live over 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.

About VF

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. The company’s highly diversified portfolio of powerful brands spans numerous geographies, product categories, consumer demographics and sales channels, giving VF a unique industry position and the ability to create sustainable, long-term growth for our customers and shareholders. The company’s largest brands are The North Face®Vans®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee® and Nautica®. For more information, visit www.vfc.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements included in this release and the 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 a number of 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: foreign currency fluctuations; the level of consumer demand for apparel, footwear and accessories; disruption to VF’s distribution system; VF's reliance on a small number of large customers; the financial strength of VF's customers; VF's ability to implement its business strategy; VF's ability to grow its international and direct-to-consumer businesses; VF’s and its customers’ and vendors’ ability to maintain the strength and security of information technology systems; 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; VF's ability to protect trademarks and other intellectual property rights; possible goodwill and other asset impairment; changes in tax liabilities; legal, regulatory, political and economic risks; 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 June % Six Months Ended June %

Year Ended

December

2016a     2015   Change 2016a     2015   Change 2015b
 
Net sales $ 2,418,370 $ 2,397,968 1 % $ 5,153,849 $ 5,114,405 1 % $ 11,909,635
Royalty income   26,889     29,018   (7 %)   56,354     62,345   (10 %)   123,020  
 
Total revenues   2,445,259     2,426,986   1 %   5,210,203     5,176,750   1 % $ 12,032,655  
 
Costs and operating expenses
Cost of goods sold 1,268,773 1,260,938 1 % 2,705,182 2,668,890 1 % 6,235,699

Selling, general and administrative

expenses

  965,062     947,068   2 %   1,961,344     1,897,531   3 %   4,009,029  
Total costs and operating expenses   2,233,835     2,208,006   1 %   4,666,526     4,566,421   2 %   10,244,728  
 
Operating income 211,424 218,980 (3 %) 543,677 610,329 (11 %) $ 1,787,927
 
Interest, net (21,421 ) (20,965 ) 2 % (41,468 ) (40,557 ) 2 % (81,620 )
Other income (expense), net   1,501     672   123 %   2,793     1,495   87 %   1,028  
 
Income before income taxes 191,504 198,687 (4 %) 505,002 571,267 (12 %) 1,707,335
 
Income taxes   43,210     30,845   40 %   99,842     120,300   (17 %)   392,204  
 
Income from continuing operations 148,294 167,842 (12 %) 405,160 450,967 (10 %) 1,315,131

Income (loss) from discontinued
 operations, net of tax

* *
 
  (97,279 )   2,969     (93,876 )   8,553     (83,538 )
Net income $ 51,015   $ 170,811   (70 %) $ 311,284   $ 459,520   (32 %)   1,231,593  
 
Earnings per common share - Basic
Continuing operations $ 0.35 $ 0.39 (10 %) $ 0.96 $ 1.06 (9 %) $ 3.09
Discontinued operations   (0.23 )   0.01   *   (0.22 )   0.02   *   (0.19 )
Total earnings per common share - Basic $ 0.12 $ 0.40 (70 %) $ 0.74 $ 1.08 (31 %) $ 2.90
 
Earnings per common share - Diluted
Continuing operations $ 0.35 $ 0.39 (10 %) $ 0.95 $ 1.04 (9 %) $ 3.04
Discontinued operations   (0.23 )   0.01   *   (0.22 )   0.02   *   (0.19 )
Total earnings per common share - Diluted $ 0.12 $ 0.40 (70 %) $ 0.73 $ 1.06 (31 %) $ 2.85
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 415,991 424,349 418,870 425,305 425,408
Diluted 422,059 430,703 425,596 432,407 432,079
 
Cash dividends per common share $ 0.37 $ 0.32 16 % $ 0.74 $ 0.64 16 % $ 1.33
 
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 December 31 of each year. For presentation purposes herein, all references to periods ended June 2016, December 2015 and June 2015 relate to the 13-week and 26-week fiscal periods ended July 2, 2016, the 52-week fiscal period ended January 2, 2016 and the 13-week and 26-week fiscal periods ended July 4, 2015, respectively.
 

* Calculation not meaningful

 
a Reflects the impact of adopting the new accounting guidance on stock compensation as of the beginning of the first quarter of 2016, which resulted in a $1.8 million and $17.6 million tax benefit in the Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and six months ended June 2016, respectively.
 
b The 2015 Consolidated Statement of Income has been presented to reflect discontinued operations of the Contemporary Brands Coalition.

VF CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

   
June December June
2016 2015 2015a
 
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and equivalents $ 676,262 $ 944,423 $ 658,485
Accounts receivable, net 1,165,200 1,289,962 1,170,150
Inventories 1,775,893 1,555,360 1,678,800
Other current assets 307,494 284,215 443,453
Current assets of discontinued operations   143,167   89,176   102,815
Total current assets 4,068,016 4,163,136 4,053,703
 
Property, plant and equipment 942,044 945,491 915,841
Intangible assets 1,967,306 1,948,611 1,987,367
Goodwill 1,796,161 1,788,407 1,796,769
Other assets 900,581 583,866 662,568
Other assets of discontinued operations   -   210,031   360,667
Total assets $ 9,674,108 $ 9,639,542 $ 9,776,915
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Short-term borrowings $ 1,404,493 $ 449,590 $ 1,158,516
Current portion of long-term debt 3,566 3,351 3,240
Accounts payable 502,847 680,606 495,103
Accrued liabilities 723,624 782,148 766,447
Current liabilities of discontinued operations   26,103   26,018   26,432
Total current liabilities 2,660,633 1,941,713 2,449,738
 
Long-term debt 1,400,636 1,401,820 1,401,553
Other liabilities 964,402 900,256 950,126
Other liabilities of discontinued operations   -   10,915   11,703
Total liabilities 5,025,671 4,254,704 4,813,120
 
Stockholders' equity   4,648,437   5,384,838   4,963,795
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 9,674,108 $ 9,639,542 $ 9,776,915
 
a Reflects the impact of adopting the new accounting guidance on classification of debt issuance costs and deferred income taxes as of December 2015 on a retrospective basis. The new guidance requires classification of debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability as a direct reduction of that liability, and classification of all deferred taxes as noncurrent.

VF CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 
Six Months Ended June
  2016     2015a  
 
Operating activities
Net income $ 311,284 $ 459,520
Depreciation and amortization 137,472 129,265
Other adjustments   (436,982 )   (841,503 )
Cash provided (used) by operating activities 11,774 (252,718 )
 
Investing activities
Capital expenditures (82,642 ) (125,504 )
Software purchases (17,361 ) (43,450 )
Other, net   (1,297 )   10,631  
Cash used by investing activities (101,300 ) (158,323 )
 
Financing activities
Net increase in short-term borrowings 954,424 1,139,103
Payments on long-term debt (11,536 ) (2,203 )
Payments of debt issuance costs (327 ) (1,475 )
Purchases of treasury stock (833,846 ) (731,527 )
Cash dividends paid (309,583 ) (271,519 )
Net impact of stock issuance   12,417     3,752  
Cash (used) provided by financing activities (188,451 ) 136,131
 
Effect of foreign currency rate changes on cash and equivalents   8,481     (37,215 )
 
Net change in cash and equivalents (269,496 ) (312,125 )
 
Cash and equivalents - beginning of periodb   945,605     971,895  
 
Cash and equivalents - end of periodb $ 676,109   $ 659,770  
 
a Reflects the impact of adopting the new accounting guidance on stock compensation as of the beginning of the first quarter of 2016, which resulted in a $33.7 million reclassification of cash flows from financing activities to operating activities in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 2015.
 
b The cash flows related to discontinued operations have not been segregated, and are included in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows. The cash and equivalents amounts presented above differ from cash and equivalents in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets due to cash included in the "Current assets of discontinued operations".

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Supplemental Financial Information

Business Segment Information

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

               

 

 

Three Months Ended June

 

 

  Six Months Ended June

 

  2016     2015  

%

Change

% Change

Currency

Neutral**

  2016       2015  

%

Change

% Change

Currency

Neutral**

 
Coalition revenues
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 1,419,528 $ 1,396,344 2 % 2 % $ 3,063,923 $ 3,003,233 2 % 3 %
Jeanswear 629,180 608,201 3 % 6 % 1,339,770 1,307,856 2 % 5 %
Imagewear 255,225 248,788 3 % 3 % 524,350 531,684 (1 %) (1 %)
Sportswear 114,875 142,191 (19 %) (19 %) 233,272 277,848 (16 %) (16 %)
Other   26,451     31,462   (16 %) (16 %)   48,888     56,129   (13 %) (13 %)
 
Total coalition revenues $ 2,445,259   $ 2,426,986   1 % 1 % $ 5,210,203   $ 5,176,750   1 % 2 %
 
 
Coalition profit
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 123,172 $ 134,925 (9 %) (5 %) $ 350,943 $ 395,745 (11 %) (2 %)
Jeanswear 108,843 104,568 4 % 7 % 246,137 236,500 4 % 5 %
Imagewear 36,397 35,450 3 % 1 % 77,912 76,797 1 % (2 %)
Sportswear 6,300 14,433 (56 %) (56 %) 11,076 27,274 (59 %) (59 %)
Other   (504 )   597   * *   (2,862 )   15,124   * *
 
Total coalition profit 274,208 289,973 (5 %) (3 %) 683,206 751,440 (9 %) (4 %)
 
Corporate and other expenses (61,283 ) (70,321 ) (13 %) (13 %) (136,736 ) (139,616 ) (2 %) 2 %
Interest, net   (21,421 )   (20,965 ) (2 %) 2 %   (41,468 )   (40,557 ) (2 %) (2 %)
 
Income before income taxes $ 191,504   $ 198,687   (4 %) 0 % $ 505,002   $ 571,267   (12 %) (5 %)
.
* Calculation not meaningful
**Refer to currency neutral definition on the following pages.

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Supplemental Financial Information

Business Segment Information – Currency Neutral Basis

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

   
Three Months Ended June 2016
 
As Reported Adjust for Foreign
under GAAP Currency Exchange Currency Neutral
 
Coalition revenues
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 1,419,528 $ 2,846 $ 1,422,374
Jeanswear 629,180 14,726

 

643,906
Imagewear 255,225 (180 )

 

255,045
Sportswear 114,875 -

 

114,875
Other   26,451     -  

 

26,451  
 
Total coalition revenues $ 2,445,259   $ 17,392   $ 2,462,651  
 
Coalition profit
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 123,172 $ 5,178 $ 128,350
Jeanswear 108,843 2,984 111,827
Imagewear 36,397 (640 ) 35,757
Sportswear 6,300 - 6,300
Other   (504 )   -     (504 )
 
Total coalition profit 274,208 7,522 281,730
 
Corporate and other expenses (61,283 ) (165 ) (61,448 )
Interest, net   (21,421 )   -     (21,421 )
 
Income before income taxes $ 191,504   $ 7,357   $ 198,861  
Diluted earnings per share growth   (10 %)   4 %   (6 %)

 

Currency Neutral 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, and from entering foreign currency transactions. These rate fluctuations can have a significant effect on reported operating results. As a supplement to our reported operating results, we present currency neutral financial information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the incremental current year impact of foreign currency exchange. We use currency neutral 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 transaction gains and losses. 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 currency neutral 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, transaction gains and losses on a currency neutral basis are calculated using exchange rates from the comparable period of the prior year.

These currency neutral 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 currency neutral information presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

VF CORPORATION

Supplemental Financial Information

Business Segment Information – Currency Neutral Basis

(Unaudited)

   
Six Months Ended June 2016
 
As Reported

Adjust for Foreign

under GAAP Currency Exchange Currency Neutral
 
Coalition revenues
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 3,063,923 $ 26,410 $ 3,090,333
Jeanswear 1,339,770 32,050 1,371,820
Imagewear 524,350 886 525,236
Sportswear 233,272 - 233,272
Other   48,888     -     48,888  
 
Total coalition revenues $ 5,210,203   $ 59,346   $ 5,269,549  
 
Coalition profit
Outdoor & Action Sports $ 350,943 $ 38,094 $ 389,037
Jeanswear 246,137 2,695 248,832
Imagewear 77,912 (2,818 ) 75,094
Sportswear 11,076 - 11,076
Other   (2,862 )   -     (2,862 )
 
Total coalition profit 683,206 37,971 721,177
 
Corporate and other expenses (136,736 ) (171 ) (136,907 )
Interest, net   (41,468 )     (41,468 )
 
Income before income taxes $ 505,002   $ 37,800   $ 542,802  
Diluted earnings per share growth  

(9

%)   8 %   (1 %)

 

 

Currency Neutral 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, and from entering foreign currency transactions. These rate fluctuations can have a significant effect on reported operating results. As a supplement to our reported operating results, we present currency neutral financial information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the incremental current year impact of foreign currency exchange. We use currency neutral 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 transaction gains and losses. 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 currency neutral 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, transaction gains and losses on a currency neutral basis are calculated using exchange rates from the comparable period of the prior year.

These currency neutral 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 currency neutral information presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Contacts

VF Corporation
Lance Allega, 336-424-6082
VP, Investor Relations & Strategic Accounts
or
Craig Hodges, 336-424-5636
Senior Director, Corporate Communications

Contacts

VF Corporation
Lance Allega, 336-424-6082
VP, Investor Relations & Strategic Accounts
or
Craig Hodges, 336-424-5636
Senior Director, Corporate Communications