Press Release: Deckers Brands Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results
Deckers Brands Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results
GOLETA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2021
GOLETA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories, today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020. The Company also provided an update regarding its response to COVID-19.
"Our record third quarter performance was propelled by demand across the UGG brand's diversified product offering and the continued global expansion of the HOKA ONE ONE brand," said Dave Powers, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The performance of our brands was primarily driven by our robust e-commerce engine and the resilience displayed by our teams to overcome significant operational and macro challenges related to the pandemic. With our strong portfolio of brands, stable operating model, and powerful balance sheet, Deckers is well positioned for continued success."
Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Review
Channel Summary (included in the brand net sales numbers above)
Geographic Summary (included in the brand and channel net sales numbers above)
Balance Sheet (December 31, 2020 as compared to December 31, 2019)
Stock Repurchase Program
During the third quarter, the Company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had $160 million remaining under its stock repurchase authorizations. The Company paused share repurchase activity at the onset of the pandemic, but intends to recommence share repurchase under the existing outstanding authorization in future periods.
Given the ongoing and fluid economic environment related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will not be providing full year guidance for fiscal year 2021.
The Company continues to modify and evolve its operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company will continue to review expert agency guidelines, as well as information from health officials and local authorities, while assessing and evolving the appropriate scope of operations and allocation of resources necessary to navigate this dynamic and unprecedented environment.
Approximately 75% of the Company's global stores were open for the entire third quarter. Stores continue to operate with limited capacity due to enhanced health and safety protocols. Given the ongoing and uncertain pandemic conditions, which include meaningful local and regional differences in restrictions imposed on retail store operations, the Company anticipates that temporary retail store closures in certain geographies will continue for at least a portion of the fourth fiscal quarter, and that there is a risk of ongoing or additional retail store closures and operating limitations based on expert agency guidance and local authority mandates.
The Company's distribution center in Moreno Valley, California, as well as other third-party distribution facilities that the Company leverages to service its operations, are currently in operation and supporting ongoing logistics. However, these facilities may continue to operate at limited capacity due to the enhanced health and safety measures now in place. The Company anticipates operational challenges related to capacity constraints as well as increased costs associated with warehouse employee safety and payroll expense. Our third-party logistics providers are also experiencing capacity constraints, which are having an adverse effect on our operations.
The Company maintains a network of strategic sourcing partners which includes material vendors and third-party manufacturers. The Company continued to experience certain capacity constraints within its sourcing network during the third quarter, in addition to disruptions related to travel restrictions between country borders and production facilities. While the effects of these disruptions have been mitigated thus far, it is possible that there will be disruptions in the future.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In certain instances the Company may present Non-GAAP financial measures, including constant currency, to provide information that may assist investors in understanding its financial results and assessing its prospects for future performance.
The Company believes these Non-GAAP financial measures are important indicators of its operating performance because they exclude items that are unrelated to, and may not be indicative of, its core operating results.
The Non-GAAP financial measures presented by the Company may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for comparing the performance of other companies relative to Deckers. For example, in order to calculate constant currency information, the Company calculates the current period financial information using the foreign currency exchange rates that were in effect during the previous comparable period, excluding the effects of foreign currency exchange rate hedges and re-measurements in the condensed consolidated financial statements. Further, the Company reports comparable DTC sales on a constant currency basis for DTC operations that were open throughout the current and prior reporting periods, and may adjust prior reporting periods to conform to current year accounting policies. These Non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to represent, and should not be considered to be more meaningful measures than, or alternatives to, measures of operating performance as determined in accordance with GAAP. To the extent the Company utilizes such Non-GAAP financial measures in the future, it expects to calculate them using a consistent method from period to period.
Conference Call Information
The Company's conference call to review the results for the third quarter fiscal year 2021 will be broadcast live today, Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 4:30 pm Eastern Time and hosted at ir.deckers.com. You can access the broadcast by clicking on the "Investors" tab and then clicking on the webcast box at the top of the page. A replay of the broadcast will be available for at least 30 days following the conference call and can be accessed under the "Quarterly Earnings" section of the "Financials" tab at the aforementioned website.
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high-performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG(R), Koolaburra(R), HOKA ONE ONE(R), Teva(R), and Sanuk(R). Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has over 40 years of history building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
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