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     149  0 Kommentare Columbia Sportswear Company Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results; Updates Full Year 2024 Financial Outlook

    Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM, the "Company"), a multi-brand global leading innovator in outdoor, active and lifestyle products including apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment, today announced first quarter 2024 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2024.

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Boyle commented, “2024 has started out broadly in line with our expectations. We are making good progress against our top priorities. Inventory exiting the quarter was down 37 percent year-over-year, and our Profit Improvement Plan is on track to achieve our savings targets. Based on year-to-date results, we are reiterating our net sales outlook while modestly increasing our diluted EPS range.

    “Our brand growth acceleration strategies across the portfolio are underway. As warmer weather takes hold, consumers are being introduced to our newest cooling products and technologies, including Columbia Omni-Shade Broad Spectrum Air Flow, and our newest footwear system, Omni-MAX.

    “Our financial position remains strong, with approximately $788 million in cash and short-term investments, and no borrowings at quarter end. I’m confident in our team, our strategies, and our ability to achieve the significant long-term growth opportunities we see across the business. We are committed to investing in our strategic priorities to:

    • accelerate profitable growth;
    • create iconic products that are differentiated, functional and innovative;
    • drive brand engagement through increased, focused demand creation investments;
    • enhance consumer experiences by investing in capabilities to delight and retain consumers;
    • amplify marketplace excellence, with digitally-led, omni-channel, global distribution; and
    • empower talent that is driven by our core values, through a diverse and inclusive workforce."

    CFO's Commentary and Financial Review Presentation Available Online

    For a detailed review of the Company's first quarter 2024 financial results, please refer to the CFO Commentary and Financial Review presentation furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on a Current Report on Form 8-K and published on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investor.columbia.com/financial-results at approximately 4:15 p.m. ET today. Analysts and investors are encouraged to review this commentary prior to participating in our conference call.

    First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

    (All comparisons are between the first quarter 2024 and the first quarter 2023, unless otherwise noted.)

    Net sales decreased 6 percent (6 percent constant-currency) to $770.0 million from $820.6 million for the comparable period in 2023. The decline in net sales primarily reflects lower wholesale net sales in the United States and Canada, driven by retailer cautiousness, a difficult competitive environment, and generally soft consumer demand.

    Gross margin increased 190 basis points to 50.6 percent of sales compared to 48.7 percent of net sales for the comparable period in 2023. Gross margin expansion primarily reflects lower inbound freight costs and favorable region and channel net sales mix, which more than offset the gross margin impact of inventory reduction efforts in our direct-to-consumer ("DTC") brick and mortar business.

    SG&A expenses were relatively flat at $349.3 million, or 45.4 percent of net sales, compared to $347.4 million, or 42.3 percent of net sales, for the comparable period in 2023. The largest changes in SG&A expenses primarily reflect higher DTC expenses, partially offset by lower supply chain costs and decreased variable demand creation expenses.

    Operating income decreased 21 percent to $44.7 million, or 5.8 percent of net sales, compared to operating income of $56.4 million, or 6.9 percent of net sales, for the comparable period in 2023.

    Interest income, net was $9.2 million, compared to $3.3 million for the comparable period in 2023, reflecting higher yields on increased levels of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments.

    Income tax expense of $11.8 million resulted in an effective income tax rate of 21.9 percent, compared to income tax expense of $14.4 million, or an effective income tax rate of 23.7 percent, for the comparable period in 2023.

    Net income decreased 8 percent to $42.3 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, compared to net income of $46.2 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2023.

    Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2024

    Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments totaled $787.7 million, compared to $460.6 million as of March 31, 2023.

    The Company had no borrowings as of either March 31, 2024 or March 31, 2023.

    Inventories decreased 37 percent to $607.4 million, compared to $959.2 million as of March 31, 2023.

    Cash Flow for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2024

    Net cash provided by operating activities was $106.8 million, compared to $78.0 million for the same period in 2023.

    Capital expenditures totaled $14.8 million, compared to $14.0 million for the same period in 2023.

    Share Repurchases for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2024

    The Company repurchased 631,468 shares of common stock for an aggregate of $50.2 million, or an average price per share of $79.45.

    At March 31, 2024, $295.2 million remained available under our stock repurchase authorization, which does not obligate the Company to acquire any specific number of shares or to acquire shares over any specified period of time.

    Quarterly Cash Dividend

    The Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on May 30, 2024 to shareholders of record on May 16, 2024.

    Full Year 2024 Financial Outlook

    (Additional financial outlook details can be found in the CFO Commentary and Financial Review presentation.)

    The Company's full year 2024 and second quarter 2024 Financial Outlook are each forward-looking in nature, and the following forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as of April 25, 2024 and are subject to significant risks and business uncertainties, including those factors described under “Forward-Looking Statements” below. These risks and uncertainties limit our ability to accurately forecast results.

    Net sales are expected to decrease 4.0 to 2.0 percent (unchanged), resulting in net sales of $3.35 to $3.42 billion (unchanged), compared to $3.49 billion in 2023.

    Gross margin is expected to expand 80 to 120 basis points (prior 100 to 150 basis points) to 50.4 to 50.8 percent of net sales (prior 50.6 to 51.1 percent) from 49.6 percent of net sales in 2023.

    SG&A expenses, as a percent of net sales, are expected to be 43.0 to 43.4 percent (prior 43.2 to 43.5 percent), compared to SG&A expense as a percent of net sales of 40.6 percent in 2023.

    Operating income is expected to be $259 to $291 million (prior $256 to $288 million), resulting in operating margin of 7.7 to 8.5 percent (prior 7.6 to 8.4 percent), compared to operating margin of 8.9 percent in 2023.

    Interest income, net is expected to be approximately $28 million (prior $19 million).

    Effective income tax rate is expected to be 24.0 to 25.0 percent (unchanged).

    Net income is expected to be $217 to $240 million (prior $207 to $231 million), resulting in diluted earnings per share of $3.65 to $4.05 (prior $3.45 to $3.85). This diluted earnings per share range is based on estimated weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 59.3 million (prior 60.1 million).

    Foreign Currency

    • Foreign currency translation is anticipated to decrease 2024 net sales growth by approximately 20 basis points (prior 60 basis points increase).
    • Foreign currency is expected to have an approximately $0.04 negative impact on diluted earnings per share (prior $0.03 positive impact) due primarily to negative foreign currency transactional effects from hedging of inventory production.

    Cash Flows

    Operating cash flow is expected to be at least $350 million (prior at least $300 million).

    Capital expenditures are planned to be in the range of $60 to $80 million (unchanged).

    Second Quarter 2024 Financial Outlook

    • Net sales are expected to be $557 to $576 million, representing a decline of 10 to 7 percent from $620.9 million for the comparable period in 2023.
    • Operating loss is expected to be $42 to $27 million, resulting in operating margin of (7.6) to (4.7) percent, compared to operating margin of 1.0 percent in the comparable period in 2023.
    • Diluted earnings (loss) per share is expected to be $(0.46) to $(0.26), compared to $0.14 for the comparable period in 2023.

    Conference Call

    The Company will hold its first quarter 2024 conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET today. Dial (888) 506-0062 to participate. The call will also be webcast live on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investor.columbia.com.

    Second Quarter 2024 Reporting Date

    The Company plans to report second quarter 2024 financial results on Thursday, July 25, 2024 at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET.

    Supplemental Financial Information

    Since Columbia Sportswear Company is a global company, the comparability of its operating results reported in United States dollars is affected by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations because the underlying currencies in which it transacts change in value over time compared to the United States dollar. To supplement financial information reported in accordance with GAAP, the Company discloses constant-currency net sales information, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, to provide a framework to assess how the business performed excluding the effects of changes in the exchange rates used to translate net sales generated in foreign currencies into United States dollars. The Company calculates constant-currency net sales by translating net sales in foreign currencies for the current period into United States dollars at the average exchange rates that were in effect during the comparable period of the prior year. Management believes that this non-GAAP financial measure reflects an additional and useful way of viewing an aspect of our operations that, when viewed in conjunction with our GAAP results, provides a more comprehensive understanding of our business and operations. In particular, investors may find the non-GAAP financial measure useful by reviewing our net sales results without the volatility in foreign currency exchange rates. This non-GAAP financial measure also facilitates management's internal comparisons to our historical net sales results and comparisons to competitors' net sales results.

    The non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of or superior to, our financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. See the "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" table included herein. The non-GAAP financial measures presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, anticipations or beliefs about the Company's ability to realize growth opportunities and manage expenses, financial position, marketing strategies, inventory, full year 2024 net sales, gross margin, SG&A expenses, operating income, net interest income, effective income tax rate, net income, diluted earnings per share, weighted average diluted shares outstanding, foreign currency translation, cash flows, and capital expenditures, as well as second quarter 2024 net sales, operating income, and diluted earnings per share. Forward-looking statements often use words such as "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "should," "may," "plan" and other words and terms of similar meaning or reference future dates. The Company's expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and are believed to have a reasonable basis; however, each forward-looking statement involves a number of risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in this document, those described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q under the heading "Risk Factors," and those that have been or may be described in other reports filed by the Company, including reports on Form 8-K. Potential risks and uncertainties that may affect our future revenues, earnings and performance and could cause the actual results of operations or financial condition of the Company to differ materially from the anticipated results expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this document include: loss of key customer accounts; our ability to execute and realize costs savings related to our Profit Improvement Plan; our ability to effectively execute our business strategies, including initiatives to upgrade our business processes and information technology (“IT”) systems and investments in our DTC businesses; our ability to maintain the strength and security of our IT systems; the effects of unseasonable weather, including global climate change; the seasonality of our business and timing of orders; trends affecting consumer spending, including changes in the level of consumer spending, and retail traffic patterns; unfavorable economic conditions generally, the financial health of our customers and retailer consolidation; higher than expected rates of order cancellations; changes affecting consumer demand and preferences and fashion trends; changes in international, federal or state tax, labor and other laws and regulations that affect our business, including changes in corporate tax rates, tariffs, international trade policy and geopolitical tensions, or increasing wage rates; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks inherent in doing business in foreign markets, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, global credit market conditions, changes in global regulation and economic and political conditions and disease outbreaks; volatility in global production and transportation costs and capacity and timing; our ability to effectively manage our inventory and our wholesale customer’s to manage their inventories; our dependence on third-party manufacturers and suppliers and our ability to source at competitive prices from them or at all; the effectiveness of our sales and marketing efforts; business disruptions and acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks or military activities around the globe; intense competition in the industry; our ability to establish and protect our intellectual property; and our ability to develop innovative products. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are inherently less reliable than historical information. The Company does not undertake any duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform them to actual results or to reflect changes in events, circumstances or its expectations. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the effects of all such factors or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

    About Columbia Sportswear Company

    Columbia Sportswear Company connects active people with their passions and is a global multi-brand leading innovator in outdoor, active and lifestyle products including apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the Company's brands are sold in more than 100 countries. In addition to the Columbia brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hard Wear, SOREL and prAna brands. To learn more, please visit the Company's websites at www.columbia.com, www.mountainhardwear.com, www.sorel.com, and www.prana.com.

    COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    (Unaudited)

     

    (in thousands)

     

    March 31,
    2024

     

    March 31,
    2023

    ASSETS

     

     

     

     

    Current Assets:

     

     

     

     

    Cash and cash equivalents

     

    $

    418,462

     

    $

    361,049

    Short-term investments

     

     

    369,270

     

     

    99,511

    Accounts receivable, net

     

     

    366,375

     

     

    466,690

    Inventories

     

     

    607,373

     

     

    959,234

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     

     

    84,738

     

     

    100,880

    Total current assets

     

     

    1,846,218

     

     

    1,987,364

    Property, plant and equipment, net

     

     

    277,947

     

     

    282,921

    Operating lease right-of-use assets

     

     

    361,103

     

     

    318,728

    Intangible assets, net

     

     

    79,496

     

     

    81,146

    Goodwill

     

     

    26,694

     

     

    51,694

    Deferred income taxes

     

     

    100,162

     

     

    96,865

    Other non-current assets

     

     

    70,611

     

     

    70,256

    Total assets

     

    $

    2,762,231

     

    $

    2,888,974

    LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

     

     

     

     

    Current Liabilities:

     

     

     

     

    Accounts payable

     

    $

    150,131

     

     

    220,231

    Accrued liabilities

     

     

    216,903

     

     

    271,625

    Operating lease liabilities

     

     

    71,550

     

     

    69,452

    Income taxes payable

     

     

    8,722

     

     

    7,377

    Total current liabilities

     

     

    447,306

     

     

    568,685

    Non-current operating lease liabilities

     

     

    340,310

     

     

    303,571

    Income taxes payable

     

     

    26,262

     

     

    33,765

    Deferred income taxes

     

     

     

     

    146

    Other long-term liabilities

     

     

    38,910

     

     

    35,022

    Total liabilities

     

     

    852,788

     

     

    941,189

    Total shareholders' equity

     

     

    1,909,443

     

     

    1,947,785

    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

     

    $

    2,762,231

     

    $

    2,888,974

    COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    (Unaudited)

     

     

     

    Three Months Ended March 31,

    (In thousands, except per share amounts)

     

    2024

     

    2023

    Net sales

     

    $

    769,982

     

     

    $

    820,593

     

    Cost of sales

     

     

    380,423

     

     

     

    421,093

     

    Gross profit

     

     

    389,559

     

     

     

    399,500

     

    Gross margin

     

     

    50.6

    %

     

     

    48.7

    %

     

     

     

     

     

    Selling, general and administrative expenses

     

     

    349,270

     

     

     

    347,398

     

    Net licensing income

     

     

    4,392

     

     

     

    4,325

     

    Operating income

     

     

    44,681

     

     

     

    56,427

     

    Interest income, net

     

     

    9,197

     

     

     

    3,283

     

    Other non-operating income, net

     

     

    271

     

     

     

    850

     

    Income before income tax

     

     

    54,149

     

     

     

    60,560

     

    Income tax expense

     

     

    11,849

     

     

     

    14,358

     

    Net income

     

    $

    42,300

     

     

    $

    46,202

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Earnings per share:

     

     

     

     

    Basic

     

    $

    0.71

     

     

    $

    0.74

     

    Diluted

     

    $

    0.71

     

     

    $

    0.74

     

    Weighted average shares outstanding:

     

     

     

     

    Basic

     

     

    59,823

     

     

     

    62,133

     

    Diluted

     

     

    59,998

     

     

     

    62,417

     

    COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

    (Unaudited)

     

     

     

    Three Months Ended March 31,

    (in thousands)

     

    2024

     

    2023

    Cash flows from operating activities:

     

     

     

     

    Net income

     

    $

    42,300

     

     

    $

    46,202

     

    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

     

     

     

     

    Depreciation and amortization

     

     

    15,070

     

     

     

    13,834

     

    Non-cash lease expense

     

     

    18,603

     

     

     

    16,749

     

    Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable

     

     

    1,033

     

     

     

    (90

    )

    Deferred income taxes

     

     

    1,232

     

     

     

    (85

    )

    Stock-based compensation

     

     

    5,644

     

     

     

    5,808

     

    Other, net

     

     

    (4,198

    )

     

     

    287

     

    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

     

     

     

     

    Accounts receivable

     

     

    50,409

     

     

     

    82,927

     

    Inventories

     

     

    131,721

     

     

     

    71,503

     

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     

     

    (511

    )

     

     

    23,101

     

    Other assets

     

     

    (2,055

    )

     

     

    (837

    )

    Accounts payable

     

     

    (77,004

    )

     

     

    (95,423

    )

    Accrued liabilities

     

     

    (49,050

    )

     

     

    (59,538

    )

    Income taxes payable

     

     

    (8,128

    )

     

     

    (10,941

    )

    Operating lease assets and liabilities

     

     

    (18,410

    )

     

     

    (17,355

    )

    Other liabilities

     

     

    117

     

     

     

    1,860

     

    Net cash provided by operating activities

     

     

    106,773

     

     

     

    78,002

     

    Cash flows from investing activities:

     

     

     

     

    Purchases of short-term investments

     

     

    (58,974

    )

     

     

    (98,203

    )

    Sales and maturities of short-term investments

     

     

    110,878

     

     

     

    570

     

    Capital expenditures

     

     

    (14,795

    )

     

     

    (14,047

    )

    Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     

     

    37,109

     

     

     

    (111,680

    )

    Cash flows from financing activities:

     

     

     

     

    Proceeds from issuance of common stock related to stock-based compensation

     

     

    1,106

     

     

     

    2,678

     

    Tax payments related to stock-based compensation

     

     

    (4,354

    )

     

     

    (4,297

    )

    Repurchase of common stock

     

     

    (50,168

    )

     

     

    (15,293

    )

    Cash dividends paid

     

     

    (17,927

    )

     

     

    (18,649

    )

    Net cash used in financing activities

     

     

    (71,343

    )

     

     

    (35,561

    )

    Net effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     

     

    (4,396

    )

     

     

    47

     

    Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     

     

    68,143

     

     

     

    (69,192

    )

    Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     

     

    350,319

     

     

     

    430,241

     

    Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

     

    $

    418,462

     

     

    $

    361,049

     

    Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

     

     

     

     

    Cash paid during the year for income taxes

     

    $

    29,070

     

     

    $

    30,775

     

    Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:

     

     

     

     

    Property, plant and equipment acquired through increase in liabilities

     

    $

    3,492

     

     

    $

    2,899

     

    COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY

    Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    Net Sales Growth - Constant-currency Basis

    (Unaudited)

     

     

     

    Three Months Ended March 31,

     

     

    Reported
    Net Sales

     

    Adjust for
    Foreign
    Currency

     

    Constant-
    currency

    Net Sales

     

    Reported
    Net Sales

     

    Reported
    Net Sales

     

    Constant-
    currency

    Net Sales

    (In millions, except percentage changes)

     

    2024

     

    Translation

     

    2024(1)

     

    2023

     

    % Change

     

    % Change(1)

    Geographical Net Sales:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    United States

     

    $

    474.4

     

    $

     

     

    $

    474.4

     

     

    $

    517.5

     

    (8

    )%

     

    (8

    )%

    Latin America and Asia Pacific

     

     

    138.7

     

     

    6.6

     

     

     

    145.3

     

     

     

    136.4

     

    2

    %

     

    7

    %

    Europe, Middle East and Africa

     

     

    104.5

     

     

    (2.2

    )

     

     

    102.3

     

     

     

    108.3

     

    (4

    )%

     

    (6

    )%

    Canada

     

     

    52.4

     

     

    (0.4

    )

     

     

    52.0

     

     

     

    58.4

     

    (10

    )%

     

    (11

    )%

    Total

     

    $

    770.0

     

    $

    4.0

     

     

    $

    774.0

     

     

    $

    820.6

     

    (6

    )%

     

    (6

    )%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Brand Net Sales:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Columbia

     

    $

    663.9

     

    $

    4.0

     

     

    $

    667.9

     

     

    $

    702.8

     

    (6

    )%

     

    (5

    )%

    SOREL

     

     

    45.7

     

     

    (0.1

    )

     

     

    45.6

     

     

     

    60.5

     

    (24

    )%

     

    (25

    )%

    prAna

     

     

    31.3

     

     

     

     

     

    31.3

     

     

     

    32.5

     

    (4

    )%

     

    (4

    )%

    Mountain Hardwear

     

     

    29.1

     

     

    0.1

     

     

     

    29.2

     

     

     

    24.8

     

    17

    %

     

    18

    %

    Total

     

    $

    770.0

     

    $

    4.0

     

     

    $

    774.0

     

     

    $

    820.6

     

    (6

    )%

     

    (6

    )%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Product Category Net Sales:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Apparel, Accessories and Equipment

     

    $

    619.0

     

    $

    3.3

     

     

    $

    622.3

     

     

    $

    632.6

     

    (2

    )%

     

    (2

    )%

    Footwear

     

     

    151.0

     

     

    0.7

     

     

     

    151.7

     

     

     

    188.0

     

    (20

    )%

     

    (19

    )%

    Total

     

    $

    770.0

     

    $

    4.0

     

     

    $

    774.0

     

     

    $

    820.6

     

    (6

    )%

     

    (6

    )%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Channel Net Sales:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wholesale

     

    $

    390.9

     

    $

    1.1

     

     

    $

    392.0

     

     

    $

    452.5

     

    (14

    )%

     

    (13

    )%

    DTC

     

     

    379.1

     

     

    2.9

     

     

     

    382.0

     

     

     

    368.1

     

    3

    %

     

    4

    %

    Total

     

    $

    770.0

     

    $

    4.0

     

     

    $

    774.0

     

     

    $

    820.6

     

    (6

    )%

     

    (6

    )%

    (1) Constant-currency net sales is a non-GAAP financial measure. See “Supplemental Financial Information” above for further information.


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    Columbia Sportswear Company Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results; Updates Full Year 2024 Financial Outlook Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM, the "Company"), a multi-brand global leading innovator in outdoor, active and lifestyle products including apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment, today announced first quarter 2024 financial results …