Elizabeth Arden, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

NEW YORK--()--Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEN), a global prestige beauty products company, today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015.

THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Net sales for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015, were $191.7 million. On an adjusted basis, net sales were $191.4 million, a decrease of 9.2% from the prior year, or 6.0% at constant foreign currency rates. The net loss per diluted share for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015, was $1.18. On an adjusted basis, excluding non-recurring and other items, net loss per diluted share was $0.86. The Company’s reported and adjusted results include $2.9 million (pre-tax) of currency transaction losses. A reconciliation between GAAP and adjusted results can be found in the tables and footnotes at the end of this press release.

Net sales of the Company’s Elizabeth Arden branded products increased by approximately 3% (10% at constant foreign currency rates) in the third fiscal quarter with growth across both the North America and International segments. Net sales of non-Elizabeth Arden branded fragrances decreased by 18% (17% at constant foreign currency rates) in the third fiscal quarter. By segment, North America segment net sales declined by 12% (11% at constant foreign currency rates) and International segment net sales decreased by 6% (an increase of 1% at constant currency rates). Sales of the International segment and the Elizabeth Arden brand reflect increased skin care sales, particularly in Asia as a result of a new distribution strategy and the impact of prior period proactive tightening of distribution globally. Declines in sales of non-Elizabeth Arden branded fragrances reflect lower sales of celebrity fragrances, which primarily impacted the Company’s North American business, and a lower level of new fragrance innovation.

E. Scott Beattie, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with the recent growth of the Elizabeth Arden brand that we are seeing across both our international and North American businesses, giving us confidence as we head into the re-launch of the Elizabeth Arden brand marketing campaign this fall. Our balance sheet and cash flow metrics also continue to improve and remain ahead of plan, resulting in $41 million in operating cash flow through the first nine months of this fiscal year. Our performance improvement initiatives continue to drive down costs and improve efficiencies in our business. Indirect overhead savings anticipated from our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan remain on track through the third quarter, and we remain committed to achieving a total of $40 million to $50 million of annualized savings.”

NINE MONTH RESULTS

Net sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2015, were $795.6 million. On an adjusted basis, net sales were $810.6 million, a decrease of 16.7% from the prior year, or 15.6% at constant foreign currency rates. The net loss per diluted share for the nine months ended March 31, 2015, was $4.62. On an adjusted basis, excluding non-recurring and other items, $43.8 million of non-cash asset impairment charges primarily associated with the celebrity fragrance licenses acquired from Give Back Brands in 2012 and a one-time non-cash accretion charge of $20.1 million related to the issuance of redeemable preferred stock, net loss per diluted share was $1.01. For the nine months ended March 31, 2015, the Company’s reported and adjusted results include $7.5 million (pre-tax) of currency transaction losses. Non-recurring items include $28.9 million of returns, markdowns and other costs associated with the Company’s 2014 Performance Improvement Plan. A reconciliation between GAAP and adjusted results can be found in the tables and footnotes at the end of this press release.

OUTLOOK

The Company currently expects the following for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 as compared to the prior year period:

  • Net sales increases in the International segment versus the prior year period at constant currency rates with continued declines in celebrity fragrances impacting the North America segment;
  • Gross margin expansion due to better sales mix, lower discounts and realization of reduced supply chain and product costs;
  • Lower overall selling, general and administrative expenses, with some reinvestment of 2014 Performance Improvement Plan savings to drive future growth;
  • Improved EBITDA margins from gross margin expansion and lower selling, general and administrative expenses; and
  • For the full fiscal year, stronger cash flow from operations from improved working capital.

The Company will host a conference call today, May 7, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. All interested parties can listen to a live web cast of the Company's conference call by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Corporate tab on the Company's web site at http://ir.elizabetharden.com. An online archive of the broadcast will be available within one hour of the completion of the call and will be accessible on the Company's web site until June 7, 2015.

Elizabeth Arden is a global prestige beauty products company with an extensive portfolio of prestige beauty brands sold in over 120 countries. The Company's brand portfolio includes Elizabeth Arden skin care, color and fragrance products; its professional skin care line, Elizabeth Arden PRO; the celebrity fragrance brands of Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift; the designer fragrance brands of Juicy Couture, John Varvatos and Wildfox Couture; and the heritage fragrance brands of Alfred Sung, Britney Spears, Curve, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Elizabeth Taylor, Geoffrey Beene, Giorgio Beverly Hills, Halston, Ed Hardy, Jennifer Aniston, Lucky Brand, Rocawear, PS Fine Cologne and White Shoulders.

       

ELIZABETH ARDEN, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
March 31,     March 31, March 31,     March 31,
2015       2014 2015       2014
 
Net Sales $ 191,653 $ 210,841 $ 795,638 $ 972,587
Cost of Goods Sold:
Cost of Sales 110,058 119,205 460,146 538,115
Depreciation Related to Cost of Goods Sold   1,957   1,967   5,916   5,784
Total Cost of Goods Sold 112,015 121,172 466,062 543,899
 
Gross Profit 79,638 89,669 329,576 428,688
Gross Profit Percentage 41.6 % 42.5 % 41.4 % 44.1 %
 
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses 97,463 107,338 391,533 365,713
Depreciation and Amortization   9,547   11,286   31,055   33,122
Total Operating Expenses 107,010 118,624 422,588 398,835
 
Interest Expense, Net 7,055 6,605 22,523 18,371
Debt Extinguishment Charges   --   --   239   --
(Loss) Income Before Income Taxes (34,427 ) (35,560 ) (115,774 ) 11,482
Provision for (benefit from) Income Taxes   500   (8,626 )  

1,557

  2,172
Net (Loss) Income (34,927 ) (26,934 ) (117,331 ) 9,310

Net Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

  (481 )   (491 )   (1,396 )   (897 )

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Shareholders

(34,446 ) (26,443 ) (115,935 ) 10,207

Less: Accretion and Dividends on Preferred Stock

  615   --   21,700   --

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (35,061 ) $ (26,443 ) $ (137,635 ) $ 10,207
 

As reported:

Net (Loss) Income Per Basic Share Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (1.18 ) $ (0.89 ) $ (4.62 ) $ 0.34
 

Net (Loss) Income Per Diluted Share Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (1.18 ) $ (0.89 ) $ (4.62 ) $ 0.34
 
Basic Shares 29,812 29,697 29,801 29,664
Diluted Shares 29,812 29,697 29,801 30,173
 
EBITDA (a) $ (15,868 ) $ (15,702 ) $ (56,280 ) $ 68,759
EBITDA margin (a) (8.3 )% (7.4 )% (7.1 )% 7.1 %
 

Adjusted to exclude non-recurring and other costs, net of taxes:

Gross Profit $ 79,642 $ 92,401 $ 349,421 $ 444,326
Gross Profit Percentage 41.6 % 43.8 % 43.1 % 45.7 %
 

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (25,720 ) $ (24,854 ) $ (30,143 ) $ 14,548
 

Net (Loss) Income Per Basic Share Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (0.86 ) $ (0.84 ) $ (1.01 ) $ 0.49
 

Net (Loss) Income Per Diluted Share Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (0.86 ) $ (0.84 ) $ (1.01 ) $ 0.48
 
EBITDA (a) $ (15,732 ) $ (12,350 ) $ 16,594 $ 72,197
EBITDA margin (a) (8.2 )% (5.9 )% 2.0 % 7.4 %

 

(a) EBITDA is defined as net income attributable to Elizabeth Arden common shareholders plus the provision for income taxes (or net loss attributable to Elizabeth Arden common shareholders, less the benefit from income taxes) plus interest expense, plus depreciation and amortization, plus net income (or net loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest, plus accretion and dividends on preferred stock. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to income (loss) from operations or net income (loss) attributable to Elizabeth Arden common shareholders (as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)) as a measure of our operating performance or to net cash provided by operating activities (as determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of our ability to meet cash needs. We believe that EBITDA is a measure commonly reported and widely used by investors and other interested parties as a measure of a company's operating performance and debt servicing ability because it assists in comparing performance on a consistent basis without regard to capital structure, depreciation and amortization, preferred stock accretion or dividends or non-operating factors (such as historical cost). Accordingly, as a result of our capital structure, we believe EBITDA is a relevant measure. This information has been disclosed here to permit a more complete comparative analysis of our operating performance relative to other companies and of our debt servicing ability. EBITDA may not, however, be comparable in all instances to other similar types of measures. We have also disclosed EBITDA as adjusted without giving effect to the Elizabeth Arden brand repositioning, the 2014 Performance Improvement Plan, and restructuring and other non-recurring costs. This disclosure is being provided for comparability purposes because we believe it is meaningful to our investors and other interested parties to understand the EBITDA performance of the Company on a consistent basis without regard to the effect of the Elizabeth Arden brand repositioning, the 2014 Performance Improvement Plan, and restructuring and other non-recurring costs.

The table below reconciles net (loss) income attributable to Elizabeth Arden common shareholders, as determined in accordance with GAAP, to EBITDA and to EBITDA as adjusted: (For a reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to Elizabeth Arden common shareholders or net income (loss) to EBITDA for prior periods, see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which can be found on the Company's website at www.elizabetharden.com.

(In thousands)     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
 

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (35,061 ) $ (26,443 ) $ (137,635 ) $ 10,207
Plus:
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 500 (8,626 ) 1,557 2,172
Interest expense, net 7,055 6,605 22,523 18,371
Depreciation related to cost of goods sold 1,957 1,967 5,916 5,784
Depreciation and amortization 9,547 11,286 31,055 33,122
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (481 ) (491 ) (1,396 ) (897 )
Accretion and dividends on preferred stock   615   --   21,700   --
EBITDA (15,868 ) (15,702 ) (56,280 ) 68,759
Non-recurring and other costs (1)   136   3,352   72,874   3,438
EBITDA as adjusted $ (15,732 ) $ (12,350 ) $ 16,594 $ 72,197

 

(1) For details see the "Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Amounts" tables below.

The table below reconciles net cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities, as determined in accordance with GAAP, to EBITDA:

(Amounts in thousands) Nine Months Ended
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 40,590 $ (35,062 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions (73,207 ) 84,054
Interest expense, net 22,523 18,371
Amortization of senior note offering and credit facility costs (1,200 ) (1,079 )
Amortization of senior note premium 599 127
Provision for income taxes 1,557 2,172
Deferred income taxes 51 4,727
Amortization of share-based awards (4,028 ) (4,551 )
Asset impairments (42,926 ) --
Debt extinguishment charges   (239 )   --
EBITDA $ (56,280 ) $ 68,759
 

The tables below reconcile from the amounts reported in accordance with GAAP to such amounts before giving effect to the Elizabeth Arden brand repositioning, the 2014 Performance Improvement Plan, and restructuring and other non-recurring costs. This disclosure is being provided for comparability purposes because we believe it is meaningful to our investors and other interested parties to understand our operating performance on a consistent basis without regard to the effect of the Elizabeth Arden brand repositioning, the 2014 Performance Improvement Plan, restructuring and non-recurring and other costs. The presentation in the table below of the non-GAAP information included in the "Adjusted" columns is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

       

ELIZABETH ARDEN, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Amounts
(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014
Reported     Adjustments     Adjusted Reported     Adjustments     Adjusted
Net Sales $ 191,653 $ (289 )(a) $ 191,364 $ 210,841 $ -- $ 210,841
Cost of Goods Sold:
Cost of Sales 110,058 (293 )(b) 109,765 119,205 (2,732 )(e) 116,473
Depreciation Related to Cost of Goods Sold   1,957   --   1,957   1,967   --   1,987
Total Cost of Goods Sold $ 112,015 $ (293 ) $ 111,722 $ 121,172 $ (2,732 ) $ 118,460
 
Gross Profit 79,638 4 79,642 89,669 2,732 (e) 92,401
Gross Profit Percentage 41.6 % 41.6 % 42.5 % 43.8 %
 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

97,463 (132 )(c) 97,331 107,338 (620 )(f) 106,718
Depreciation and Amortization   9,547   --   9,547   11,286   --   11,286
Total Operating Expenses 107,010 (132 ) 106,878 118,624 (620 )(f) 118,004
Interest Expense, Net 7,055 -- 7,055 6,605 -- 6,605
Debt Extinguishment Charges   --   --   --   --   --   --
(Loss) Income Before Income Taxes (34,427 ) 136 (34,291 ) (35,560 ) 3,352 (32,208 )

Provision for (Benefit from) Income Taxes

  500   (9,389 )(d)   (8,889 )   (8,626 )   1,763

(g)

  (6,863 )
Net (Loss) Income (34,927 ) 9,525 (25,402 ) (26,934 ) 1,589 (25,345 )
Net Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests   (481 )   184   (297 )   (491 )   --   (491 )

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Shareholders

(34,446 ) 9,341 (25,105 ) (26,443 ) 1,589 (24,854 )

Less: Accretion and Dividends on Preferred Stock

  615   --   615   --   --   --
 

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (35,061 ) $ 9,341 $ (25,720 ) $ (26,443 ) $ 1,589 $ (24,854 )
 
EBITDA $ (15,868 ) $ 136 (a)(b)(c) $ (15,732 ) $ (15,702 ) $ 3,352 (e)(f) $ (12,350 )
 

Net (Loss) Income Per Basic Share Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (1.18 ) $ 0.32 $ (0.86 ) $ (0.89 ) $ 0.05 $ (0.84 )
 

Net (Loss) Income Per Diluted Share Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (1.18 ) $ 0.32 $ (0.86 ) $ (0.89 ) $ 0.05 $ (0.84 )
 

(a) Includes $(0.3) million of adjustments for returns and markdowns previously recorded under our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan primarily due to changes to our customer and distribution arrangements.
(b) Includes $0.3 million (non-cash) of inventory write-downs under our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan due to discontinuation of certain products.
(c) Includes $0.2 million of severance, other employee-related expenses and related transition costs associated with the reduction in global headcount positions.
(d) On a reported and adjusted basis, our effective tax rate was (1.5)% and 25.9%, respectively. The reported tax rate includes valuation allowances of $11.2 million against our U.S. and Canadian deferred tax assets recorded as a non-cash charge to income tax expense.
(e) Includes $1.8 million of non-recurring product changeover costs related to the repositioning of the Elizabeth Arden brand and $0.9 million of transition costs incurred related to the elimination of certain sales and other staff positions in the fall of 2013.
(f) Includes $0.6 million of restructuring and related transition expenses primarily incurred with respect to the elimination of certain sales and other staff positions in the fall of 2013.
(g) On a reported and adjusted basis, our effective tax rate was 24.3% and 21.3%, respectively.

       

ELIZABETH ARDEN, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Amounts
(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 
Nine Months Ended Nine Months Ended
March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014
Reported     Adjustments     Adjusted Reported     Adjustments     Adjusted
Net Sales $ 795,638 $ 14,972 (a) $ 810,610 $ 972,587 $ -- $ 972,587
Cost of Goods Sold:
Cost of Sales 460,146 (4,873 )(b) 455,273 538,115 (15,638 )(g) 522,477
Depreciation Related to Cost of Goods Sold   5,916   --   5,916   5,784   --   5,784

Total Cost of Goods Sold

$ 466,062 $ (4,873 ) $ 461,189 $ 543,899 $ (15,638 ) $ 528,261
 
Gross Profit 329,576 19,845 349,421 428,688 15,638 (g) 444,326
Gross Profit Percentage 41.4 % 43.1 % 44.1 % 45.7 %
 
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses 391,533 (52,790 )(c) 338,743 365,713 12,200 (h) 377,913
Depreciation and Amortization   31,055   --   31,055   33,122   --   33,122
Total Operating Expenses 422,588 (52,790 ) 369,798 398,835 12,200 (h) 411,035
Interest Expense, Net 22,523 -- 22,523 18,371 -- 18,371
Debt Extinguishment Charges   239   (239 )(d)   --            
(Loss) Income Before Income Taxes (115,774 ) 72,874 (42,900 ) 11,482 3,438 14,920
Provision for (Benefit from) Income Taxes   1,557   (15,234 )(e)   (13,677 )   2,172   (903 )(i)   1,269
Net (Loss) Income (117,331 ) (88,108 ) (29,223 ) 9,310 4,341 13,651
Net Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests   (1,396 )   767   (629 )   (897 )   --   (897 )

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Shareholders

(115,935 ) 87,341 (28,594 ) 10,207 4,341 14,548
Less: Accretion and Dividends on Preferred Stock   21,700   (20,151 )(f)   1,549   --   --   --
 

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (137,635 ) $ 107,492 $ (30,143 ) $ 10,207 $ 4,341 $ 14,548
 
EBITDA $ (56,280 ) $ 72,874 (a)(b)(c) $ 16,594 $ 68,759 $ 3,438 (g)(h) $ 72,197
 

Net (Loss) Income Per Basic Share Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (4.62 ) $ 3.61 $ (1.01 ) $ 0.34 $ 0.15 $ 0.49
 

Net (Loss) Income Per Diluted Share Attributable to Elizabeth Arden Common Shareholders

$ (4.62 ) $ 3.61 $ (1.01 ) $ 0.34 $ 0.14 $ 0.48
 

(a) Includes $15.0 million of returns and markdowns under our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan primarily due to changes to our distribution strategy in China and other customer and distribution arrangements.
(b) Includes $4.9 million (non-cash) of inventory write-downs under our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan due to discontinuation of certain products.
(c) Includes (i) $9.0 million in expenses under our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan primarily comprised of $4.5 million of customer and vendor contract termination costs, $4.4 million of severance, other employee-related expenses and related transition costs associated with the reduction in global headcount positions and $0.1 million in asset impairment charges, and (ii) $43.8 million (non-cash) in asset impairment charges primarily related to the write off of the celebrity fragrance licenses acquired from Give Back Brands and other costs.
(d) Represents $0.2 million (non-cash) of debt extinguishment costs resulting from the December 2014 amendment to our credit facility.
(e) On a reported and adjusted basis, our effective tax rate was (1.3)% and 31.9%, respectively. The reported tax rate includes valuation allowances of $39.7 million against our U.S. and Canadian deferred tax assets recorded as a non-cash charge to income tax expense.
(f) Includes a $20.1 million of accretion for the change in redemption value related to the issuance of preferred stock in August 2014. The full accretion was recognized immediately and recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
(g) Includes $14.2 million of non-recurring product changeover costs related to the repositioning of the Elizabeth Arden brand and $1.4 million of transition costs incurred related to the elimination of certain sales and other staff positions in the fall of 2013.
(h) Includes (i) a credit of $17.2 million (non-cash) for the complete reversal of the remaining balance of the contingent liability for potential payments to Give Back Brands based on our determination during the second quarter of fiscal 2014 that it was not probable that the performance targets related to the acquired celebrity fragrance licenses for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 would be met, (ii) $5.3 million of restructuring and related transition expenses primarily incurred with respect to the elimination of certain sales and other staff positions in the fall of 2013, and (iii) $1.1 million of non-recurring product changeover expenses related to the repositioning of the Elizabeth Arden brand.
(i) On a reported and adjusted basis, our effective tax rate was 18.9% and 8.5%, respectively.

               

SEGMENT NET SALES

 

The table below is a comparative summary of our net sales by reportable segment for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014:

 
(In thousands) Three Months Ended % (Decrease)/Increase Nine Months Ended % Decrease
March 31,
2015
      March 31,
2014
GAAP     Constant
Rates (1)
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
GAAP     Constant
Rates (1)
Segment Net Sales                
North America $ 107,511 $ 121,877 (11.8 )% (10.9 )% $ 507,145 $ 616,183 (17.7 )% (17.3 )%
International   83,853         88,964 (5.7 )%     0.6 %   303,465       356,404 (14.9 )%     (12.7 )%
Total $ 191,364       $ 210,841 (9.2 )%     (6.0 )% $ 810,610     $ 972,587 (16.7 )%     (15.6 )%
 
Reconciliation:
Segment Net Sales $ 191,364 $ 210,841 -- -- $ 810,610 $ 972,587 -- --
Less:

Unallocated sales returns and markdowns (2)

  (289 )       -- --       --     14,972       -- --       --  
Net Sales $ 191,653       $ 210,841 (9.1 )%     (5.9 )% $ 795,638     $ 972,587 (18.2 )%     (17.1 )%
 
               

PRODUCT CATEGORY NET SALES

 

The table below is a comparative summary of our net sales by product category for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014:

 
(In thousands) Three Months Ended % Increase/(Decrease) Nine Months Ended % Decrease
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
GAAP     Constant
Rates (1)
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
GAAP     Constant
Rates (1)

Product Category

               

Net Sales

Elizabeth Arden Brand

$ 88,711 $ 85,857 3.3 % 9.7 % $ 295,902 $ 348,539 (15.1 )% (12.8 )%

Celebrity, Heritage, Designer and Other Fragrances

  102,942       124,984 (17.6 )%     (16.5 )%   499,736       624,048 (19.9 )%     (19.6 )%
Total $ 191,653     $ 210,841 (9.1 )%     (5.9 )% $ 795,638     $ 972,587 (18.2 )%     (17.1 )%
 
           

The table below is a comparative summary of our adjusted net sales by product category for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014:

 
(In thousands) Three Months Ended % Increase/(Decrease) Nine Months Ended % Decrease
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
GAAP     Constant
Rates (1)
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
GAAP     Constant
Rates (1)

Product Category

               

Net Sales

Elizabeth Arden Brand

$ 88,424 $ 85,857 3.0 % 9.3 % $ 309,272 $ 348,539 (11.3 )% (9.0 )%

Celebrity, Heritage, Designer and Other Fragrances

  102,940       124,984 (17.6 )%     (16.5 )%   501,338       624,048 (19.7 )%     (19.3 )%
Total $ 191,364     $ 210,841 (9.2 )%     (6.0 )% $ 810,610     $ 972,587 (16.7 )%     (15.6 )%
 

(1) Constant currency information compares results between periods assuming exchange rates had remained constant period-over-period and excludes gains and losses from foreign currency contracts in all periods. We calculate constant currency information by translating current-period results using prior-year GAAP foreign currency exchange rates. The gains and/or losses from foreign currency contracts were not material for all periods presented.
(2) Amounts for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015, reflect returns and markdowns under our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan.

           

ELIZABETH ARDEN, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA
(Unaudited)

 
(In thousands) March 31,
2015
June 30,
2014
March 31,
2014
Cash $ 91,817 $ 56,308 $ 54,096
Accounts Receivable, Net 131,436 160,806 207,990
Inventories 268,183 338,826 362,802
Property and Equipment, Net 107,249 116,806 112,445
Exclusive Brand Licenses, Trademarks and Intangibles, Net 227,180 275,004 285,276
Goodwill 31,067 31,607 31,607
Total Assets 922,133 1,061,653 1,157,954
Short-Term Debt 64,000 80,418 65,113
Current Liabilities 213,950 274,031 243,498
Long-Term Liabilities 413,448 411,080 384,666
Long-Term Debt 355,833 356,432 356,623
Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest 4,139 5,553 6,124
Redeemable Preferred Stock 50,000 -- --
Total Shareholders' Equity 240,596 370,989 523,666
Working Capital 311,435 333,727 455,436
 
   

SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

 
Nine Months Ended
March 31,
2015
    March 31,
2014
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 40,590 $ (35,062 )
Net cash used in investing activities (25,329 ) (39,454 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 25,041 67,182
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 35,509 (7,578 )
 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results

The Securities and Exchange Commission encourages companies to disclose forward-looking information so that investors can better understand a company's future prospects and make informed investment decisions. This press release and other written and oral statements that we make from time to time contain such forward-looking statements that set out anticipated results based on management's plans and assumptions regarding future events or performance. We have tried, wherever possible, to identify such statements by using words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will" and similar expressions in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. In particular, these include statements relating to future actions, prospective products, future operating or financial performance or results of current and anticipated products, sales efforts, expenses and/or cost savings, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, the outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings, and financial results. A list of factors that could cause our actual results of operations and financial condition to differ materially is set forth below, and these factors are discussed in greater detail under Item 1A -- "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014:

*   our ability to implement our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan, our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan and/or changes in the timing of such benefits;
* whether we will incur higher than anticipated costs, expenses or charges related to the implementation of our 2014 Performance Improvement Plan or any additional restructuring or cost savings activities, and/or changes in the expected timing of such costs, expenses or charges;
* decisions or actions resulting from our continued reexamination of our business, including implementing any additional restructuring activities, and the timing and amount of any costs, expenses or charges that may be incurred as a result, or the benefits anticipated to result from such decisions or actions;
* our ability to realize benefits from the strategic investment made by affiliates of Rhône Capital L.L.C. in the Company;
* factors affecting our relationships with our customers or our customers' businesses, including the absence of contracts with customers, our customers' financial condition, reduction in consumer traffic or demand, and changes in the retail, fragrance and cosmetic industries, such as the consolidation of retailers and the associated closing of retail doors as well as retailer inventory control practices, including, but not limited to, levels of inventory carried at point of sale and practices used to control inventory shrinkage;
* risks of international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations, hedging activities, economic and political consequences of terrorist attacks, disruptions in travel, unfavorable changes in U.S. or international laws or regulations, diseases and pandemics, and political instability in certain regions of the world;
* our reliance on license agreements with third parties for the rights to sell most of our prestige fragrance brands;
* our reliance on third-party manufacturers for substantially all of our owned and licensed products and our absence of contracts with suppliers of distributed brands or raw materials and components for manufacturing of owned and licensed brands;
* delays in shipments, inventory shortages and higher supply chain costs due to the loss of or disruption in our distribution facilities or at key third-party manufacturing or fulfillment facilities that manufacture or provide logistic services for our products;
* our ability to respond in a timely manner to changing consumer preferences and purchasing patterns and other international and domestic conditions and events that impact retailer and/or consumer confidence and demand, such as domestic or international recessions or economic uncertainty;
* our ability to protect our intellectual property rights;
* the success, or changes in the timing or scope, of our new product launches, advertising and merchandising programs;
* our ability to successfully manage our inventories;
* the quality, safety and efficacy of our products;
* the impact of competitive products and pricing;
* our ability to (i) implement our growth strategy and acquire or license additional brands or secure additional distribution arrangements, (ii) successfully and cost-effectively integrate acquired businesses or new brands, (iii) successfully expand our geographic presence and distribution channels, and (iv) finance our growth strategy and our working capital requirements;

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our level of indebtedness, our ability to realize sufficient cash flows from operations to meet our debt service obligations, preferred stock dividend requirements, and working capital requirements, and restrictive covenants in our revolving credit facility, second lien facility and the indenture for our 7 3/8% senior notes;
* changes in product mix to less profitable products;
* the retention and availability of key personnel;
* changes in the legal, regulatory and political environment that impact, or will impact, our business, including changes to customs or trade regulations, laws or regulations relating to ingredients or other chemicals or raw materials contained in products or packaging, or accounting standards or critical accounting estimates;
* the success of our global Elizabeth Arden brand repositioning efforts and global business strategy;
* the impact of tax audits, including the ultimate outcome of the pending Internal Revenue Service examination of our U.S. federal tax returns for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2010, 2011 and 2012, changes in tax laws or tax rates, and our ability to utilize our deferred tax assets and/or the establishment of valuation allowances related thereto;
* our ability to effectively implement, manage and maintain our global information systems and maintain the security of our confidential data and our employees' and customers' personal information, including our ability to successfully and cost-effectively implement the last phase of our Oracle global enterprise system;
* our reliance on third parties for certain outsourced business services, including information technology operations, logistics management and employee benefit plan administration;
* the potential for significant impairment charges relating to our trademarks, goodwill, investments in other entities or other intangible assets, including licenses, that could result from a number of factors, including such entities' or brands’ business performance or downward pressure on our stock price; and
* other unanticipated risks and uncertainties.

We caution that the factors described herein and other factors could cause our actual results of operations and financial condition to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements we make and that investors should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of such factors. Further, we cannot assess the impact of each such factor on our results of operations 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.

Contacts

Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
Marcey Becker
Senior Vice President, Finance
or
Investors/Press:
Integrated Corporate Relations
Allison Malkin/Michael Fox, 203-682-8200

Contacts

Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
Marcey Becker
Senior Vice President, Finance
or
Investors/Press:
Integrated Corporate Relations
Allison Malkin/Michael Fox, 203-682-8200