G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: GIII) today announced operating results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

For the quarter ended April 30, 2013, G-III reported that net sales increased by 19% to $272.6 million from $229.4 million in the year-ago period. The Company’s net income for the first quarter was $1.1 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $847,000, or $0.04 per share, in the prior year’s comparable period.

Morris Goldfarb, G-III’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our increase in first quarter revenue was driven by a variety of businesses and by the inclusion of sales from Vilebrequin which was acquired in August 2012. We saw a strong performance across a broad range of categories, particularly with respect to a number of our Calvin Klein products, and from our growing retail operations which produced double-digit comparable store sales increases in the quarter.”

Mr. Goldfarb concluded, “Current booking activity and sell-through rates, as well as positive feedback from our retail customers on our upcoming merchandise programs, give us increased confidence in our full year outlook. As the year progresses, we expect to continue to increase penetration with respect to several of our important categories, including women’s sportswear, dresses, suits and handbags. We also are looking forward to some important brand expansions, including the launches of our Ivanka Trump collection, Calvin Klein men’s and women’s swimwear and a new line of women’s status swimwear under our Vilebrequin brand. Our strategic and diversified approach to growth encompasses multiple brands, both genders and several tiers of retail distribution.”


The Company today revised its prior guidance for the full fiscal 2014 year ending January 31, 2014. The Company is now forecasting net sales of approximately $1.57 billion and net income between $66.3 million and $68.4 million, or a range between $3.20 and $3.30 per diluted share, compared to its previous guidance of net sales of approximately $1.55 billion and net income between $64.3 million and $66.4 million, or a range between $3.10 and $3.20 per diluted share. For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, net sales were $1.40 billion and net income was $56.9 million, or $2.80 per diluted share. Net income per diluted share for fiscal 2013 included the effect of expenses and integration costs, net of taxes, associated with the Vilebrequin acquisition equal to $0.12 per share.

The Company is now projecting adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2014 to increase between 14% and 17%, to between approximately $129.5 million and $132.8 million as compared to its previous guidance of between $126.5 million and $129.5 million.

EBITDA should be evaluated in light of the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP net income to adjusted EBITDA is included in a table accompanying the condensed financial statements in this release.

For its second fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2013, the Company is forecasting net sales of approximately $287.0 million compared to $251.5 million in the comparable quarter last year. The Company is also forecasting net income for the second fiscal quarter between $1.1 million and $2.1 million, or between $0.06 and $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in last year’s second quarter. Net income per diluted share for last year’s second fiscal quarter included the effect of expenses, net of taxes, associated with the Vilebrequin acquisition equal to $0.06 per share.

About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

G-III is a leading manufacturer and distributor of outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, women's suits and women’s performance wear, as well as luggage and women’s handbags, small leather goods and cold weather accessories, under licensed brands, our own brands and private label brands. G-III sells swimwear, resort wear and related accessories under our own Vilebrequin brand. G-III also sells outerwear, dresses, performance wear and handbags under our own Andrew Marc and Marc New York brands and has licensed these brands to select third parties in certain product categories. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Jones New York, Jessica Simpson, Sean John, Vince Camuto, Ivanka Trump, Nine West, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Mac & Jac, Levi's and Dockers brands. Through our team sports business, we have licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Touch by Alyssa Milano and more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. Our other owned brands include G-III Sports by Carl Banks, Eliza J, Black Rivet, Jessica Howard and Winlit. G-III also operates retail stores under the Wilsons Leather, Vilebrequin, Calvin Klein Performance and Andrew Marc names.

Statements concerning G-III’s business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated revenues, expenses or other financial items; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters are “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Federal Securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and factors which include, but are not limited to, reliance on licensed product, reliance on foreign manufacturers, risks of doing business abroad, the current economic and credit environment, the nature of the apparel industry, including changing customer demand and tastes, customer concentration, seasonality, risks of operating a retail business, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management, possible disruption from acquisitions and general economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in G-III’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. G-III assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.





(In thousands, except per share amounts)

First Quarter Ended April 30,



Net sales $ 272,615 $ 229,449
Cost of sales 180,223 160,759
Gross profit 92,392 68,690
Selling, general and administrative expenses 85,828 66,614
Depreciation and amortization 3,121 2,053
Operating profit 3,443 23
Equity loss in joint venture - 286
Interest and financing charges, net 1,777

Income (loss) before taxes 1,666 (1,367 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 633 (520 )
Net income (loss) 1,033 (847 )
Add: Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 85 -
Income (loss) attributable to G-III $ 1,118 $ (847 )
Net income (loss) per common share:












Weighted average shares outstanding:






At April 30,

Selected Balance Sheet Data (in thousands):



Cash $ 20,620 $ 38,336
Working Capital 276,214 291,481
Inventory 242,072 208,755
Total Assets 664,225 532,273
Short-term Revolving Debt 76,088 83,073
Long-term Notes Payable 19,231 -
Total Stockholders’ Equity 432,100 360,472




(In thousands)



Twelve Months Ending

January 31, 2014


Twelve Months Ended

January 31, 2013

Net income $ 66,300 - $ 68,400 $ 56,875
Expenses associated with Vilebrequin acquisition - 3,970
Depreciation and amortization 13,500 9,907
Interest and financing charges, net 9,000 7,764
Income tax expense 40,700 - 41,900 35,436
Adjusted EBITDA, as defined $129,500 - $132,800 $ 113,952

Adjusted EBITDA is a “non-GAAP financial measure” which represents earnings before depreciation and amortization, interest and financing charges, net, and income tax expense and excludes expenses and integration costs related to the acquisition of Vilebrequin. The non-GAAP information in the table above reflects an adjustment for expenses and integration costs associated with the Vilebrequin acquisition that were incurred through January 31, 2013. Adjusted EBITDA is being presented as a supplemental disclosure because management believes that it is a common measure of operating performance in the apparel industry. Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of the Company’s liquidity, as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.


For: G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
Investor Relations
James Palczynski, 203-682-8229
G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
Neal S. Nackman, 212-403-0500
Chief Financial Officer

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