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Michael Kors Holdings Limited Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

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Exceeds First Quarter Expectations

Raises Full Year Adjusted Earnings per Share Outlook to $4.90 to
$5.00 from $4.65 to $4.75

Jimmy Choo Results Stronger than Anticipated

Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS), a global fashion luxury
group, today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2019 first
quarter ended June 30, 2018. Earnings per diluted share were $1.22 on a
reported basis, an increase of 52.5% compared to the prior year. On an
adjusted basis, earnings per diluted share were $1.32, an increase of
65.0% compared to the prior year.

First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Highlights

  • Delivered better than anticipated revenue, gross margin, operating
    margin and earnings per share growth
  • Michael Kors brand revenues grew 8%, with performance above
    expectations
    • Flat comparable store sales for Michael Kors, in line with guidance
    • Positive comparable store sales growth in the Americas
    • Positive comparable store sales growth in Accessories, Footwear
      and Women's Ready to Wear
    • Continued transition of store base to new luxury concept.
      Renovated stores outperformed the balance of the chain
  • Jimmy Choo delivered better than anticipated revenues and operating
    income
    • Comparable store sales exceeded expectations
    • Strong performance in footwear

John D. Idol, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said,
"We are encouraged by our first quarter performance, with growth in
revenues, gross margin, operating margin as well as earnings per share
all exceeding our expectations. Our fashion leadership remains strong,
which drove consumers to respond favorably to both new fashion
introductions and core products. Our global fashion luxury group
continues to see the benefits of our long term growth strategy which is
driven by both the Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo brands. Looking ahead we
remain optimistic about our business for the remainder of fiscal 2019
and beyond."

Financial Results

The Company's results are reported in this press release on both a GAAP
and an adjusted, non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP
financial information is provided at the end of this press release.

For the first quarter ended June 30, 2018:

  • Total revenue increased 26.3% to $1.20 billion, including a $172.7
    million contribution from Jimmy Choo, which was consolidated into
    results effective November 1, 2017.
  • MK Retail revenue increased 3.2% to $639.5 million driven in large
    part by 9 net new store openings since the end of the first quarter of
    fiscal 2018. Comparable sales increased 0.2%, with positive
    performance in the Americas and Asia, partially offset by declines in
    Europe, as expected. Revenue included a net favorable foreign currency
    impact of $15.0 million and comparable store sales decreased 2.1% on a
    constant currency basis.
  • MK Wholesale revenue increased 19.5% to $362.8 million, driven by
    improvements in the underlying business, as well as a shift in timing
    of certain wholesale shipments from second quarter into first quarter.
  • MK Licensing revenue decreased 4.8% to $27.5 million. Continued
    positive growth of Michael Kors ACCESS smart watches was not enough to
    offset the continued decline of fashion watches.
  • Jimmy Choo's revenue exceeded expectations due to strong performance
    in footwear, as well as a shift in timing of certain wholesale
    shipments from second quarter into first quarter.
  • Gross profit increased 30.6% to $750.8 million, and as a percentage of
    total revenue was 62.4%. Adjusted gross profit increased 31.1% to
    $753.2 million, and as a percentage of total revenue was 62.6%. This
    compares to 60.3% in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The
    year-over-year growth was largely driven by improved MK Wholesale
    gross margins due to lower promotional activity and favorable product
    mix as well as the inclusion of the higher margin Jimmy Choo business,
    which contributed 40 basis points. MK Retail margins also improved
    during the quarter.
  • Income from operations was $215.2 million, or 17.9% as a percentage of
    total revenue, including a $16.1 million contribution from Jimmy Choo.
    Income from operations was $149.4 million, or 15.7% as a percentage of
    total revenue, for the first quarter of fiscal 2018.
  • Adjusted income from operations increased 56.1% to $233.2 million, or
    19.4% as a percentage of total revenue reflecting higher income from
    operations for Michael Kors, the inclusion of Jimmy Choo in the
    current year, and a shift in timing of certain costs from first
    quarter into second quarter. This compares to $149.4 million, or 15.7%
    as a percentage of total revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2018.
  • Net income attributable to MKHL was $186.4 million, or $1.22 per
    diluted share, based on a 9.4% tax rate and 152.4 million weighted
    average diluted shares outstanding. Net income attributable to MKHL
    for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $125.5 million, or $0.80 per
    diluted share, based on a 16.4% tax rate and 156.9 million weighted
    average diluted shares outstanding.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to MKHL was $200.7 million, or $1.32
    per diluted share.
  • At June 30, 2018, Michael Kors operated 847 retail stores, including
    concessions, and an additional 153 retail stores, including
    concessions, were operated through licensing partners. Including
    licensed locations, there were 1,000 Michael Kors stores worldwide at
    the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • At June 30, 2018, Jimmy Choo operated 191 retail stores, including
    concessions, and an additional 61 retail stores, including
    concessions, were operated through licensing partners. Including
    licensed locations, there were 252 Jimmy Choo stores worldwide at the
    end of the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Balance Sheet

As of June 30, 2018, debt on the balance sheet totaled $821.1 million.
Inventory at June 30, 2018 was $697.0 million, including $147.4 million
for Jimmy Choo and $549.6 million for Michael Kors. Inventory at the end
of the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $616.1 million. Excluding Jimmy
Choo, inventory for Michael Kors was down 10.8% as compared to the prior
year.

Share Repurchase Program

During the first quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 1.7
million of the Company's ordinary shares for approximately $100.0
million in open market transactions. As of June 30, 2018 the remaining
availability under the Company's share repurchase program was $542.0
million. Share repurchases may be made in open market or privately
negotiated transactions, subject to market conditions, applicable legal
requirements, trading restrictions under the Company's insider trading
policy, and other relevant factors. The program may be suspended or
discontinued at any time.

Outlook

The Company is raising full year adjusted earnings per share guidance by
$0.25 to $4.90 to $5.00, reflecting better than expected first quarter
performance for both the Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo brands.

For the full year, the Company now expects total revenue to be
approximately $5.125 billion, including between $580 million and $590
million of incremental Jimmy Choo revenue. Reported comparable sales for
Michael Kors is expected to be approximately flat, in line with prior
guidance. The Company has raised guidance for operating margin to
approximately 18.0%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in
the range of $4.90 to $5.00. The Company now expects lower EPS dilution
from Jimmy Choo of $0.05 to flat, which is a $0.05 cent improvement from
prior guidance. Earnings per share guidance assumes approximately 152
million weighted average diluted shares outstanding and a tax rate of
approximately 15.5%.

For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company expects total revenue
of approximately $1.260 billion, including between $110 and $115 million
of incremental revenue from Jimmy Choo. The company expects second
quarter retail revenue for Michael Kors to grow in the
low-single-digits. Comparable store sales on a reported basis are
expected to decline in the low-single-digits. Comparable store sales
growth is expected to remain positive in the Americas and Asia, offset
by expected declines in Europe. The Company expects wholesale revenue to
decrease in the low-single-digits, and licensing revenue to decline in
the high-single-digits. Operating margin is expected to be approximately
16.0%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of
$1.03 to $1.08, including the dilution from Jimmy Choo of approximately
$0.09 to $0.11. Earnings per share assumes approximately 152 million
weighted average diluted shares outstanding and a tax rate of
approximately 16.5%. The second quarter earnings per share guidance
reflects the earlier wholesale shipments of approximately $35 million in
revenues into our first quarter and operating expenses of approximately
$15 million that have shifted from the first quarter into the second
quarter.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss first quarter results is scheduled for
today, August 8, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the conference
call will be available on the Company's investor relations website, www.investors.michaelkors.com.
In addition, a replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of
the call and remain available until August 15, 2018. To access the
telephone replay, listeners should dial 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671
for international callers. The access code for the replay is 5806050. A
replay of the webcast will also be available within two hours of the
conclusion of the call and will remain on the website for 90 days.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Constant currency effects are non-GAAP financial measures, which are
provided to supplement our reported operating results to facilitate
comparisons of our operating results and trends in our business,
excluding the effects of foreign currency rate fluctuations. Because we
are a global Company, foreign currency exchange rates may have a
significant effect on our reported results. We calculate constant
currency measures and the related foreign currency impacts by
translating the current-year's reported amounts into comparable amounts
using prior year's foreign exchange rates for each currency. All
constant currency performance measures discussed below should be
considered a supplement to and not in lieu of our operating performance
measures calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally
accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"). Additionally, this earnings
release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures relating to certain
one-time costs associated with the Jimmy Choo acquisition and
restructuring and non-cash impairment charges primarily associated with
underperforming retail stores. The Company uses non-GAAP financial
measures, among other things, to evaluate its operating performance and
in order to represent the manner in which the Company conducts and views
its business. The Company believes that excluding non-recurring items
helps its management and investors compare operating performance based
on its ongoing operations. While the Company considers the non-GAAP
measures to be useful supplemental measures in analyzing its results,
they are not intended to replace, nor act as a substitute for, any
amounts presented in its consolidated financial statements prepared in
conformity with U.S. GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures
reported by other companies.

About Michael Kors Holdings Limited

Michael Kors Holdings Limited is a global fashion luxury group,
consisting of iconic brands that are industry leaders in design, style
and craftsmanship. Its brands cover the full spectrum of fashion luxury
categories including women's and men's accessories, footwear and apparel
as well as wearable technology, watches, jewelry, eyewear and a full
line of fragrance products. The Company's goal is to continue to extend
the global reach of its brands while ensuring that they maintain their
independence and exclusive DNA. Michael Kors Holdings Limited is
publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker KORS.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. You should
not place undue reliance on such statements because they are subject to
numerous uncertainties and factors relating to the Company's operations
and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many
of which are beyond the Company's control. Forward-looking statements
include information concerning the Company's possible or assumed future
results of operations, including descriptions of its business strategy.
These statements often include words such as "may," "will," "should,"
"believe," "expect," "seek," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate"
or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements contained in this
press release are based on assumptions that the Company has made in
light of management's experience in the industry as well as its
perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future
developments and other factors that it believes are appropriate under
the circumstances. You should understand that these statements are not
guarantees of performance or results. They involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Although the Company believes that
these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions,
you should be aware that many factors could affect its actual financial
results or results of operations and could cause actual results to
differ materially from those in these forward-looking statements. These
factors are more fully discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and
elsewhere in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal
year ended March 31, 2018 (File No. 001-35368) and other reports filed
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

   

SCHEDULE 1

 

MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
2018
  July 1,
2017
Total revenue $ 1,202.5 $ 952.4
Cost of goods sold 451.7   377.7  
Gross profit 750.8 574.7
Total operating expenses 535.6   425.3  
Income from operations 215.2 149.4
Other income, net (0.8 ) (0.6 )
Interest expense, net 7.5 1.1
Foreign currency loss (gain) 2.9   (1.2 )
Income before provision for income taxes 205.6 150.1
Provision for income taxes 19.4   24.6  
Net income
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