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Vince Holding Corp. Reports Third Quarter and Year to Date Fiscal 2014 Results

12/02/2014

NEW YORK , Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE), a leading contemporary fashion brand (" Vince " or the "Company"), today reported unaudited results for the third quarter and fiscal year to date period ended November 1, 2014 .

Jill Granoff , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vince , commented, "It was another strong quarter for the Vince brand. We delivered total sales growth of 20.0% as we again achieved double-digit increases across all distribution channels. In our wholesale segment, sales grew over 17% driven by the strong performance in both our domestic and international markets. In the direct-to-consumer segment, we delivered growth of over 30% as we drove solid comparable store sales growth, benefited from 10 new store openings and continued to see strong momentum in our e-commerce business. In addition, we increased adjusted net income by over 25% while investing in our strategic growth initiatives."

Vince completed an initial public offering ("IPO") of its common stock on November 27, 2013 . Prior to the IPO and the related restructuring transactions, Vince Holding Corp. , formerly known as Apparel Holding Corp. and Kellwood Holding Corp. , was a diversified apparel company operating a broad portfolio of fashion brands, which included Vince . As a result of the IPO and the related restructuring transactions, the non- Vince businesses were separated from the Vince business on November 27, 2013 , and the Vince business became the sole operating business of Vince Holding Corp. On July 1, 2014 , certain stockholders of the Company, including affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (collectively, the "Sun Capital Entities"), completed a secondary public offering of the Company's common stock (the "Secondary Offering"), which decreased the Sun Capital Entities' ownership of the Company's common stock from 68.0% to 54.6%.

In this press release, the Company is presenting its financial results in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), and the third quarter and year to date fiscal 2013 financial results reflect the non- Vince businesses as discontinued operations. The Company is also presenting results relating to the third quarter and year to date period of fiscal 2013 on an "adjusted" basis in order to exclude the impact of results of the non- Vince businesses, certain public company transition costs and other adjustments. Results relating to the Company's year to date period of 2014 are also presented on an "adjusted" basis to exclude the costs related to the Secondary Offering. Adjusted results presented in this press release are non-GAAP financial measures. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for more information about the Company's use of non-GAAP financial measures and Exhibits 3 through 5 to this press release for a reconciliation of actual GAAP results to such adjusted results.

For the third quarter ended November 1, 2014 :

  • Net sales increased 20.0% to $102.9 million from $85.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. The wholesale segment increased 17.3% to $78.9 million and the direct-to-consumer segment increased 30.2% to $24.0 million over the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Comparable store sales increased 5.2% over the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Including ecommerce sales, comparable sales increased 8.0%.
  • Gross profit increased 21.4% to $50.6 million from $41.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales increased 50 basis points to 49.2% from 48.7% in fiscal 2013.
  • Selling, general, and administrative expenses were $25.8 million or 25.1% of sales compared to $24.2 million or 28.2% of sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2013, including public company transition costs. Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses as a percent of sales were 24.5% in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
  • Operating income increased 41.6% to $24.8 million or 24.1% of sales compared to $17.5 million or 20.5% of sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Compared to adjusted operating income in fiscal 2013 of $20.7 million operating income increased 19.9%. Adjusted operating income as a percent of sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was 24.2%.
  • Net income increased to $13.3 million , or 12.9% of sales, compared to a net loss of ($2.4) million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013, including public company transition costs and results of the non- Vince businesses that were separated on November 27, 2013 . Compared to adjusted net income in fiscal 2013 of $10.6 million , or 12.4% of sales, net income increased 25.4%.
  • Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was $0.35 compared to a diluted loss per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 of ($0.09) . Diluted earnings per share increased 25.0% compared to the adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.28 earned in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

For the thirty-nine week period ended November 1, 2014 :

  • Net sales increased 22.6% to $245.7 million from $200.4 million during the same period of fiscal 2013. The wholesale segment increased 19.2% to $190.6 million and the direct-to-consumer segment increased 35.9% to $55.2 million over the same period of fiscal 2013. Comparable store sales increased 7.4% over the prior year period. Including ecommerce sales, comparable sales increased 10.5%.
  • Gross profit increased 30.4% to $121.1 million from $92.9 million in fiscal 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales increased 300 basis points to 49.3% from 46.3% last year.
  • Selling, general, and administrative expenses were $71.1 million or 29.0% of sales, including the Secondary Offering costs, compared to $58.5 million or 29.1% of sales in the same period of fiscal 2013, including public company transition costs. Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses were $70.5 million , or 28.7% of sales in fiscal 2014, and $51.3 million , or 25.6% of sales in fiscal 2013.
  • Operating income increased 45.2% to $50.0 million , or 20.3% of sales, compared to $34.4 million , or 17.2% of sales, for the thirty-nine week period of fiscal 2013. Adjusted operating income for fiscal 2014 increased 21.5% and as a percent of sales, was 20.6% compared to 20.8%, for the same period in fiscal 2013.
  • Net income increased to $25.2 million , including the impact of the Secondary Offering costs, compared to a net loss of ($28.0) million in fiscal 2013, including public company transition costs and results of the non- Vince businesses that were separated on November 27, 2013 . Adjusted net income increased 31.9% to $25.5 million , or 10.4% of sales in fiscal 2014 compared to adjusted net income of $19.4 million , or 9.7% of sales, for the same period in fiscal 2013.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.66 compared to a net loss per share for the same period in fiscal 2013 of ($1.06) . Adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 31.4% to $0.67 in fiscal 2014 over $0.51 earned in the same period of fiscal 2013.

Balance Sheet

The Company voluntarily paid down $17.1 million of debt during the third quarter of fiscal 2014 and $47.5 million during the thirty-nine week period of fiscal 2014, resulting in total debt outstanding of $122.5 million as of November 1, 2014 . The Company had availability under its Revolving Credit Facility of $21.9 million as of November 1, 2014 .

Inventory at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was $52.7 million versus $36.2 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2013. The planned year-over-year inventory increase was driven primarily by 10 net new store openings since the third quarter of last year, increased in-transit inventory as a result of our operational improvement initiatives, an expanded replenishment program, new handbag inventory in preparation for our fourth quarter launch, and overall global sales growth projections.

Capital expenditures during the third quarter of fiscal 2014 totaled $8.0 million , $3.8 million of which was attributable to new and remodeled stores and shop-in-shop build-outs, and $4.2 million of which was attributable to our new headquarter and showrooms in New York , and new design studio in LA.

2014 Outlook

Ms. Granoff stated, "We are proud of the continued momentum in our 2014 performance and the progress we are making in our evolution to becoming a global, dual-gender lifestyle brand. Our women's ready to wear and men's sportswear continued to resonate with our customers and our licensed women's footwear business is growing ahead of expectations. From a retail perspective, our store expansion strategy remains on track and our ecommerce business continues to grow at double digit rates. On the international front, we continue to have strong performance in Canada , the UK , Japan , and the Middle East and are making strides in newer territories. We are also extremely excited about the positive initial feedback we are receiving on our highly anticipated handbag collection which recently launched in select distribution in time for the important holiday gift-giving season. We continue to make progress on our various operational improvement initiatives and anticipate additional gross margin rate expansion during the remainder of fiscal 2014. Given these activities, along with our solid third quarter performance, we remain confident in our strategy to deliver 15% to 20% net sales growth and 20% to 25% net income growth annually."

For fiscal 2014, the Company now expects to:

  • Achieve total net sales of $335 million to $345 million , including revenues from nine new retail stores and comparable sales growth in the high single-digit range for retail stores only and low double-digit range including ecommerce sales
  • Expand gross margin 200 to 250 basis points
  • Increase adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses as a percent of sales 200 to 250 basis points over the adjusted fiscal 2013 rate of 25.6%
  • Generate adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.90 to $0.94
  • Spend $20 million to $23 million in capital expenditures

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided, with respect to financial results relating to the third quarter and thirty-nine week period of fiscal 2013, adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses, adjusted operating income, adjusted interest expense, adjusted provision for taxes, adjusted net loss from discontinued operations, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share and related shares outstanding, which are non-GAAP financial measures, in order to eliminate the effect on operating results of certain public company transition costs and the results of the non- Vince businesses that were separated on November 27, 2013 , as well as present interest expense and income taxes during all periods on a basis that is consistent with our current debt structure and anticipated effective tax rates. The Company has also provided, with respect to financial results relating to the thirty-nine week period of fiscal 2014, adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses, adjusted operating income, adjusted provision for taxes, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share, which are non-GAAP financial measures, in order to eliminate the effect on operating results the costs related to the Secondary Offering. The Company believes that the presentation of adjusted results facilitates an understanding of the Company's continuing operations without the non-recurring impact associated with the IPO and related restructuring transactions as well as the Secondary Offering costs. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results has been provided in Exhibits 3 through 5 to this press release.

2014 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call

The Company plans to release its third quarter and year to date fiscal 2014 results and its updated outlook for fiscal 2014 on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 . A conference call will be held at 9:00 a.m. ET on that date, hosted by Vince Holding Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jill Granoff , and Chief Financial Officer, Lisa Klinger . During the conference call, the Company may answer questions concerning business and financial developments, trends and other business or financial matters. The Company's responses to these questions, as well as other matters discussed during the conference call, may contain or constitute information that has not been previously disclosed.

Those who wish to participate in the call may do so by dialing 877-201-0168, conference ID 26906308. Any interested party will also have the opportunity to access the call via the Internet at http://investors.vince.com/ . To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register and download any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a recording will be available for 30 days after the date of the event. Recordings may be accessed at http://investors.vince.com/ .

ABOUT VINCE

VINCE is a leading contemporary fashion brand best known for effortless style and timeless sophistication with a focus on clean, modern silhouettes and luxe details. Established in 2002, the brand now offers a wide range of women's, men's and children's apparel, women's and men's footwear, and handbags. Vince products are sold in prestige distribution worldwide, including over 2,400 stores across 48 countries. With corporate headquarters in New York and its design studio in Los Angeles , the company operates 28 full-price retail stores, 9 outlet stores and its ecommerce site, VINCE.com. Please visit www.VINCE.com for more information.

Forward Looking Statements: This document, and any statements incorporated by reference herein, contains forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements often include words such as "may," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "seek," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "plan," "target," "project," "forecast," "envision" and other similar phrases. Although we believe the assumptions and expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these assumptions and expectations may not prove to be correct and we may not achieve the financial results or benefits anticipated. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of actual results. Our actual results may differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control, including, without limitation: our ability to remain competitive in the areas of merchandise quality, price, breadth of selection, and customer service; our ability to anticipate and/or react to changes in customer demand and attract new customers; changes in consumer confidence and spending; our ability to maintain projected profit margins; unusual, unpredictable and/or severe weather conditions; the execution and management of our retail store growth, including the availability and cost of acceptable real estate locations for new store openings; the execution and management of our international expansion, including our ability to promote our brand and merchandise outside the U.S. and find suitable partners in certain geographies; our ability to expand our product offerings into new product categories including the ability to find suitable licensing partners; our ability to successfully implement our marketing initiatives; our ability to protect our trademarks in the U.S. and internationally; our ability to maintain the security of electronic and other confidential information; serious disruptions and catastrophic events; changes in global economies and credit and financial markets; competition; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; commodity, raw material and other cost increases; compliance with laws, regulations and orders; changes in laws and regulations; outcomes of litigation and proceedings and the availability of insurance, indemnification and other third-party coverage of any losses suffered in connection therewith; tax matters and other factors as set forth from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including under the heading "Risk Factors." We intend these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this release and do not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available.

This press release is also available on the Vince Holding Corp. website ( http://investors.vince.com/ ).

Lisa K. Klinger
Chief Financial Officer
(212) 515-2655
lklinger@vince.com

 

 

Exhibit (1)

Vince Holding Corp. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands)




Three Months Ended




Nine Months Ended




November 1,



November 2,




November 1,



November 2,




2014



2013




2014



2013


Net sales


$

102,947



$

85,755




$

245,725



$

200,412


Cost of products sold



52,299




44,032





124,652




107,538


Gross profit



50,648




41,723





121,073




92,874


as a % of net sales



49.2

%



48.7

%




49.3

%



46.3

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses



25,818




24,185





71,092




58,451


as a % of net sales



25.1

%



28.2

%




29.0

%



29.1

%

Income from operations



24,830




17,538





49,981




34,423


Interest expense, net



2,235




-





7,570




15,883


Other expense, net



72




125





557




637


Income before taxes



22,523




17,413





41,854




17,903


Income taxes



9,212




945





16,658




2,819


Net income from continuing operations



13,311




16,468





25,196




15,084


Net loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes






(18,827)








(43,086)


Net income (loss)


$

13,311



$

(2,359)




$

25,196



$

(28,002)




















Basic earnings (loss) per share:


















Basic EPS - Continuing operations


$

0.36



$

0.63




$

0.69



$

0.58


Basic EPS - Discontinued operations






(0.72)








(1.65)


Basic EPS - Total


$

0.36



$

(0.09)




$

0.69



$

(1.07)




















Diluted earnings (loss) per share:


















Diluted EPS - Continuing operations


$

0.35



$

0.62




$

0.66



$

0.57


Diluted EPS - Discontinued operations






(0.71)








(1.63)


Diluted EPS - Total


$

0.35



$

(0.09)




$

0.66



$

(1.06)




















Weighted average shares outstanding:


















Basic



36,728,969




26,228,605





36,726,338




26,216,955


Diluted



38,303,603




26,677,773





38,243,368




26,413,307


 

 

 

Exhibit (2)

Vince Holding Corp. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands)




November 1,



February 1,




2014



2014


ASSETS









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

34



$

21,484


Trade receivables, net



38,092




40,198


Inventories, net



52,725




33,956


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



7,292




8,093


Total current assets



98,143




103,731


Property, plant and equipment, net



25,418




13,615


Intangible assets, net



109,794




110,243


Goodwill



63,746




63,746


Deferred income taxes and other assets



107,140




123,007


Total assets


$

404,241



$

414,342











LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities:









Accounts payable


$

28,142



$

23,847


Accrued salaries and employee benefits



5,901




5,425


Other accrued expenses



7,812




9,061


Total current liabilities



41,855




38,333


Long-term debt



122,500




170,000


Deferred income taxes and other



10,307




3,443


Other liabilities



168,924




169,015


Stockholders' equity



60,655




33,551


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

404,241



$

414,342


 

 

Exhibit (3)

Vince Holding Corp. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of net income on a GAAP basis to "Adjusted net income"

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands except percentages, share and per share data)




For the nine months ended November 1, 2014




As Reported



Adjustments



As Adjusted















Net sales


$

245,725



$

-



$

245,725


Cost of products sold



124,652




-




124,652


Gross profit



121,073




-




121,073


Selling, general and administrative expenses



71,092




(571)

(a)


70,521


as a % of net sales



29.0

%







28.7

%

Income from operations



49,981




571




50,552


as a % of net sales



20.3

%







20.6

%

Interest expense, net



7,570




-




7,570


Other expense, net



557




-




557


Income before taxes



41,854




571




42,425


Income taxes



16,658




228

(b)


16,886


Net income from continuing operations



25,196




343




25,539


Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax



-




-




-


Net income


$

25,196



$

343



$

25,539















Basic earnings per share:













Basic EPS - Continuing operations


$

0.69



$

0.01



$

0.70


Basic EPS - Discontinued operations



-




-




-


Basic EPS - Total


$

0.69



$

0.01



$

0.70















Diluted earnings per share:













Diluted EPS - Continuing operations


$

0.66



$

0.01



$

0.67


Diluted EPS - Discontinued operations



-




-




-


Diluted EPS - Total


$

0.66



$

0.01



$

0.67















Weighted average shares outstanding:













Basic shares



36,726,338








36,726,338


Diluted shares



38,243,368








38,243,368















(a) To adjust selling, general and administrative expenses to remove the costs incurred by the Company related to the Secondary Offering completed in July 2014.


(b) Represents the tax effect on the Secondary Offering costs incurred at the Company's estimated annual effective tax rate of 40%.

















 

 

 

Exhibit (4)

Vince Holding Corp. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of net income on a GAAP basis to "Adjusted net income"

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands except percentages, share and per share data)




For the three months ended November 2, 2013




As Reported



Adjustments



As Adjusted















Net sales


$

85,755



$

-



$

85,755


Cost of products sold



44,032




-




44,032


Gross profit



41,723




-




41,723


Selling, general and administrative expenses



24,185




(3,177)

(a)


21,008


as a % of net sales



28.2

%







24.5

%

Income from operations



17,538




3,177




20,715


as a % of net sales



20.5

%







24.2

%

Interest expense, net



-




2,900

(b)


2,900


Other expense, net



125




-




125


Income before taxes



17,413




277




17,690


Income taxes



945




6,131

(c)


7,076


Net income from continuing operations



16,468




(5,854)




10,614


Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax



(18,827)




18,827

(d)


-


Net (loss) income


$

(2,359)



$

12,973



$

10,614















Basic earnings (loss) per share:













Basic EPS - Continuing operations


$

0.63



$

(0.34)



$

0.29


Basic EPS - Discontinued operations



(0.72)




0.72




-


Basic EPS - Total


$

(0.09)



$

0.38



$

0.29















Diluted earnings (loss) per share:













Diluted EPS - Continuing operations


$

0.62



$

(0.34)



$

0.28


Diluted EPS - Discontinued operations



(0.71)




0.71




-


Diluted EPS - Total


$

(0.09)



$

0.37



$

0.28















Weighted average shares outstanding:













Basic shares



26,228,605




10,495,122

(e)


36,723,727


Diluted shares



26,677,773




11,345,954

(e)


38,023,727















(a) To adjust selling, general and administrative expenses to remove public company transition costs incurred by the Company as such costs are not indicative of ongoing operations.


(b) To adjust interest expense to add interest expense per the new $175 million Term Loan facility and impact of amortization of deferred financing costs.


(c) To adjust historical income taxes and record taxes at 40% of income (loss) which represents the impact of recognizing taxes at the Company's annual estimated effective tax rate.


(d) To adjust net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, to eliminate amount as such loss is not indicative of ongoing operations.


(e) To reflect the number of common shares outstanding after the initial public offering and other share activity on a basic and diluted basis.

















 

 

 

Exhibit (5)

Vince Holding Corp. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of net income on a GAAP basis to "Adjusted net income"

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands except percentages, share and per share data)




For the nine months ended November 2, 2013




As Reported


Adjustments



As Adjusted














Net sales


$

200,412


$

-



$

200,412


Cost of products sold



107,538



-




107,538


Gross profit



92,874



-




92,874


Selling, general and administrative expenses



58,451



(7,188)

(a)


51,263


as a % of net sales



29.1

%






25.6

%

Income from operations



34,423



7,188




41,611


as a % of net sales



17.2

%






20.8

%

Interest expense, net



15,883



(7,183)

(b)


8,700


Other expense, net



637



-




637


Income before taxes



17,903



14,371




32,274


Income taxes



2,819



10,091

(c)


12,910


Net income from continuing operations



15,084



4,280




19,364


Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax



(43,086)



43,086

(d)


-


Net (loss) income


$

(28,002)


$

47,366



$

19,364














Basic earnings (loss) per share:












Basic EPS - Continuing operations


$

0.58


$

(0.05)



$

0.53


Basic EPS - Discontinued operations



(1.65)



1.65




-


Basic EPS - Total


$

(1.07)


$

1.60



$

0.53














Diluted earnings (loss) per share:












Diluted EPS - Continuing operations


$

0.57


$

(0.06)



$

0.51


Diluted EPS - Discontinued operations



(1.63)



1.63




-


Diluted EPS - Total


$

(1.06)


$

1.57



$

0.51














Weighted average shares outstanding:












Basic shares



26,216,955



10,506,772

(e)


36,723,727


Diluted shares



26,413,307



11,277,087

(e)


37,690,394














(a) To adjust selling, general and administrative expenses to remove public company transition costs incurred by the Company as such costs are not indicative of ongoing operations.


(b) To adjust interest expense to eliminate historical expense and add interest expense per the new $175 million Term Loan facility and impact of amortization of deferred financing costs.


(c) To adjust historical income taxes and record taxes at 40% of income (loss) which represents the impact of recognizing taxes at the Company's annual estimated effective tax rate.


(d) To adjust net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, to eliminate amount as such loss is not indicative of ongoing operations.


(e) To reflect the number of common shares outstanding after the initial public offering and other share activity on a basic and diluted basis.


 

 

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