Levi Strauss & Co. Reports Third-Quarter and Year-to-Date 2019 Earnings, Affirms Annual Guidance

SAN FRANCISCO–()–Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended August 25, 2019.

  • Broad-based net revenues growth of four percent on a reported basis, five percent in constant-currency, driven by double-digit constant-currency growth in the following areas of strategic priority:

 

Third Quarter 2019 vs. Third Quarter 2018
Growth

 

Consecutive
quarters of double-
digit constant-
currency growth

 

Reported basis

 

Constant-currency
basis

 

Europe

14%


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18%

 

13

Asia

9%

 

12%

 

5

Global direct-to-consumer

10%

 

12%

 

15

Women’s

10%

 

12%

 

11

Tops

14%

 

17%

 

15

  • Gross margin declined 20 basis points due to FX headwinds; excluding all currency effects, gross margin increased 40 basis points reflecting direct-to-consumer and international net revenue growth
  • Net income down four percent, despite higher operating income, due to tax benefits in the prior year
  • Adjusted EBIT up two percent reported, four percent constant-currency; Adjusted EBIT margin 12.2 percent
  • Inventory flat compared to the same period in prior year
  • Company further augments shareholder value through increased dividend and distributor acquisition

“We delivered strong third-quarter results and remain on-track to achieve our full-year expectations,” said Chip Bergh, President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. “Our strategies to diversify to faster-growing, high-opportunity, high gross margin businesses continue to drive momentum, as we again grew revenues double-digits internationally, in our direct-to-consumer business, and in the women’s and tops categories. And our global wholesale business grew two percent in constant-currency, despite U.S. wholesale facing what we expect will be the toughest comparison of the year. As for the fourth quarter, we again expect strong performance in international, direct-to-consumer, women’s and tops, and improved comparisons for U.S. wholesale. We’ll stay focused on what we can control as we grow this business over the long-term.”

Third-Quarter 2019 Highlights

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

($ millions, except per-share amounts)

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

Increase
(Decrease)
As Reported

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

Increase
As Reported

Net revenues

 

$

1,447

 

 

$

1,394

 

 

4

%

 

$

4,195

 

 

$

3,984

 

 

5

%

Net income

 

$

124

 

 

$

130

 

 

(4

)%

 

$

299

 

 

$

188

 

 

59

%

Adjusted net income

 

$

128

 

 

$

134

 

 

(4

)%

 

$

348

 

 

$

300

 

 

16

%

Adjusted EBIT

 

$

176

 

 

$

173

 

 

2

%

 

$

464

 

 

$

439

 

 

6

%

Diluted earnings per share*

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.33

 

 

(3

 

$

0.73

 

 

$

0.48

 

 

25

¢

Adjusted diluted earnings per share*

 

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

(3

 

$

0.85

 

 

$

0.77

 

 

8

¢

*Note: per share increase (decrease) compared to prior year displayed in cents

  • Net revenues grew four percent on a reported basis, and five percent on a constant-currency basis excluding $19 million in unfavorable currency effects. The company’s direct-to-consumer business grew by 12 percent on a constant-currency basis in the third quarter, primarily due to expansion and performance of the retail network and e-commerce growth. Net revenues from the company’s wholesale business grew one percent on a reported basis and two percent on a constant-currency basis, reflecting growth in Europe and Asia.
  • Gross profit of $767 million for the third quarter rose three percent on a reported basis from $742 million in the prior year. Gross margin was 53.0 percent of net revenues, compared with 53.2 percent in the same quarter of 2018, as the benefits of direct-to-consumer and international growth, as well as price increases the company initiated, were more than offset by unfavorable currency effects of 60 basis points and investment in product.
  • Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the third quarter were $596 million on a reported basis, compared with $582 million in the same quarter in the prior year. SG&A as a percentage of net revenues improved 60 basis-points, as compared to the third quarter of 2018, despite higher investments in direct-to-consumer expansion, technology and distribution capacity, as these were more than offset by leverage on base costs and lower incentive compensation expense, including a reduced impact from the previously-cash-settled stock-based compensation awards. Incentive compensation was higher in the prior-year period due to performance significantly ahead of the company’s internal expectations in 2018.
  • Operating income for the third quarter was $171 million, up eight percent compared to the prior year on a reported basis, as higher net revenues in Europe and Asia were partially offset by higher SG&A expenses associated with the expansion of the company-operated retail network.
  • Adjusted EBIT grew two percent on a reported basis and four percent on a constant-currency basis as compared to the prior year due to revenue growth. Adjusted EBIT margin was 12.2 percent, 20 basis-points lower than the prior year on a reported basis, due to the currency effect on gross margin.
  • Adjusted net income decreased $5 million as compared to the prior year, despite higher operating income, primarily due to $11 million more in tax benefits recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2019 were 31 cents, compared to 34 cents for the same prior-year period. The prior-year tax benefits, in combination with an increase in the company’s share count, adversely impacted the year-over-year adjusted diluted earnings per share comparison by five cents.

Additional information regarding adjusted net income, Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin and adjusted diluted earnings per share, as well as amounts presented above on a constant-currency basis, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures, is provided at the end of this press release.

Third-Quarter Regional Overview

Reported regional net revenues and operating income for the quarter are set forth in the table below:

 

 

Net Revenues

 

Operating Income *

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

% (Decrease)
Increase

 

Three Months Ended

 

% (Decrease)
Increase

($ millions)

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

Americas

 

$

771

 

 

$

793

 

 

(3

)%

 

$

152

 

 

$

163

 

 

(7

)%

Europe

 

$

463

 

 

$

406

 

 

14

%

 

$

103

 

 

$

77

 

 

34

%

Asia

 

$

213

 

 

$

196

 

 

9

%

 

$

17

 

 

$

15

 

 

18

%

* Note: Regional operating income is equal to regional Adjusted EBIT.

  • In the Americas, net revenues declined three percent on both a reported and on a constant-currency basis due to a decline in the wholesale business, offset in part by growth in the direct-to-consumer business. Direct-to-consumer net revenues growth of nine percent reflected the Levi’s® brand’s strength in the region. The decline in wholesale primarily reflected a Dockers® line reset in the second half of 2018, reduced shipments to the off-price channel in 2019, and the impact in 2019 of a pending acquisition of a South American distributor. Operating income for the region declined seven percent on both a reported and constant-currency basis due to the lower net revenues and a lower operating margin, as higher SG&A investments in retail and distribution offset a higher gross margin from direct-to-consumer growth.
  • In Europe, net revenues grew 14 percent on a reported basis and 18 percent on a constant-currency basis, reflecting continued broad-based growth in both direct-to-consumer and wholesale channels across the region. The region’s operating income grew 34 percent on a reported basis and 39 percent on a constant-currency basis, reflecting the net revenues growth and a higher gross margin from direct-to-consumer growth, partially offset by higher selling costs.
  • In Asia, net revenues grew nine percent on a reported basis and 12 percent on a constant-currency basis, reflecting strong performance across traditional wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels across the region. Revenue growth was broad-based across most of the region’s markets. The region’s operating income grew 18 percent on a reported basis and 25 percent on a constant-currency basis, reflecting higher net revenues, partially offset by higher SG&A to support retail expansion.

Year-to-date 2019 Highlights

  • Net revenues of $4.2 billion grew five percent on a reported basis and eight percent on a constant-currency basis. The company’s direct-to-consumer business grew thirteen percent on a constant-currency basis due to performance and expansion of the retail network and e-commerce growth. Wholesale net revenues grew three percent on a reported basis and five percent on a constant-currency basis reflecting growth in all regions.
  • Adjusted EBIT of $464 million increased six percent on a reported basis and 11 percent on a constant-currency basis as a result of higher net revenues and Adjusted EBIT margin expansion. Adjusted EBIT margin was 11.1 percent, 10 basis-points higher than the prior year on a reported basis, and 30 basis-points higher than the prior year on a constant-currency basis, due to the lower incentive compensation expense and leverage on base costs.
  • Net income of $299 million increased from $188 million in the prior year, primarily due to a charge in 2018 from the impact of the change in tax law in the United States.
  • Adjusted net income of $348 million increased 16 percent as compared to the prior year, reflecting higher Adjusted EBIT and a lower tax rate.
  • Diluted earnings per common share for the first nine months of 2019 were 73 cents, compared to 48 cents for the same prior-year period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the first nine months of 2019 were 85 cents, compared to 77 cents for the same prior-year period.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

  • Cash and cash equivalents at August 25, 2019, of $864 million and short-term investments of $80 million were complemented by $735 million available under the company’s revolving credit facility, resulting in a total liquidity position of approximately $1.7 billion. Net debt at the end of the third quarter of 2019 was $91 million. The company’s leverage ratio declined to 1.4 at the end of the third quarter of 2019 as compared to 1.5 at the end of the third quarter of 2018.
  • Cash from operations for the first nine months of 2019 was $206 million compared to $205 million in the first nine months of 2018. An increase in cash from the company’s business growth was offset primarily by a payment made for underwriting commissions on behalf of selling stockholders in connection with the company’s IPO in March 2019.
  • Adjusted free cash flow for the first nine months of 2019 was $28 million, an increase of $42 million compared to the first nine months of 2018, even after higher capital investment and a higher dividend in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Inventory levels were flat compared to the corresponding prior-year period, and the composition of inventory was healthy heading into the fourth quarter.
  • The company increased its semi-annual dividend payable in the fourth quarter of 2019 by seven percent, from $55 million to approximately $59 million ($0.15 per common share). The increase brings 2019 dividends to approximately $114 million, a 27 percent increase compared to 2018.
  • The company announced the acquisition of its South American distributor in the markets of Chile, Peru and Bolivia. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.

Additional information regarding net debt, leverage ratio and adjusted free cash flow, non-GAAP financial measures, is provided at the end of this press release.

Annual Guidance

The company affirms its full-year expectations for 2019, as compared to 2018, as follows:

  • Constant-currency net revenues growth of five-and-a-half to six percent; this incorporates the impact of the South American distributor acquisition announced in August;
  • Gross margin approximately flat to prior year on a reported basis; gross margin expansion in the range of 40-60 basis points excluding all currency effects, both translation and transaction;
  • Adjusted EBIT margin approximately flat to prior year on a reported basis; adjusted EBIT margin expansion in the range of 10 basis points excluding currency effects from translation;
  • Effective income tax rate in the range of 19-20 percent;
  • Capital expenditures of approximately $190 – $200 million and nearly 100 new company-operated store openings in 2019; and
  • Full-year weighted-average diluted share count in the range of 410-415 million shares.

Additionally, due to the strong U.S. dollar, the company anticipates currency translation will adversely impact the full-year reported net revenues growth rate by about 275 basis points and the full-year reported Adjusted EBIT growth rate by about 450 basis points.

The company noted that due to the timing of its fiscal year ending the final Sunday of November, its annual guidance for 2019 reflects the lack of a benefit of Black Friday, which will fall in the first quarter of 2020. Black Friday normally represents about half a point of full-year net revenues and an additional 25 basis-points of full-year adjusted EBIT margin.

Investor Conference Call

The company’s third-quarter 2019 investor conference call will be available through a live audio webcast at https://engage.vevent.com/rt/levistraussao/index.jsp?seid=169 on October 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. Pacific / 5 p.m. Eastern or via the following phone numbers: 800-884-6765 in the United States and Canada or +1-973-200-3064 internationally; I.D. No. 6988596. A replay is available the same day on http://www.levistrauss.com/investors/earnings-webcast and will be archived for one quarter. A telephone replay is also available through October 14, 2019, via the following phone numbers: 855-859-2056 in the United States and Canada or +1-404-537-3406 internationally; I.D. No. 6988596. Please see http://www.levistrauss.com/investors/earnings-webcast for a discussion and reconciliation of non-GAAP measures referenced on the investor conference call.

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported 2018 net revenues were $5.6 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com, and for company news and announcements go to http://investors.levistrauss.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release and related conference call contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements, including statements related to: the company’s ability to meet its financial guidance for 2019; revenue expectations; the impact of the acquisition of the company’s South American distributor; inventory levels; gross margin; tax rate; adjusted EBIT margin; expectations for capital expenditures; store openings; currency impacts; tariff impacts; and diluted share count. The company has based these forward-looking statements on its current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. Words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “will,” “so we can,” “when,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project” and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of senior management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider the information contained in the company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2018 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended August 25, 2019, especially in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release and related conference call may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated or, if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release and related conference call. The company is not under any obligation and does not intend to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and related conference call to reflect circumstances existing after the date of this press release and related conference call or to reflect the occurrence of future events, even if such circumstances or future events make it clear that any expected results expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements will not be realized.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company reports its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) and the rules of the SEC. To supplement its financial statements prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, the company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as constant-currency net revenues, Adjusted EBIT (both reported and on a constant-currency basis), Adjusted EBIT margin (both reported and on a constant-currency basis), adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, net debt, leverage ratio, and adjusted free cash flow, to provide investors with additional useful information about its financial performance, to enhance the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects and to allow for greater transparency with respect to important metrics used by management for financial and operating decision-making. The company presents these non-GAAP financial measures to assist investors in seeing its financial performance from management’s view and because it believes they provide an additional tool for investors to use in computing the company’s core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in its industry. The tables found below present constant-currency net revenues, Adjusted EBIT (both reported and on a constant-currency basis), Adjusted EBIT margin (both reported and on a constant-currency basis), adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, net debt, leverage ratio, and adjusted free cash flow, and corresponding reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in their usefulness to investors because they have no standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and are not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Certain items that may be excluded or included in non-GAAP financial measures may be significant items that could impact the company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows and should therefore be considered in assessing the company’s actual financial condition and performance. Non-GAAP financial measures are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgment by management in determining how they are formulated. Some specific limitations include but are not limited to, the fact that such non-GAAP financial measures: (a) do not reflect cash outlays for capital expenditures, contractual commitments or liabilities including pension obligations, post-retirement health benefit obligations and income tax liabilities; (b) do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital requirements; and (c) do not reflect the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on indebtedness. In addition, non-GAAP financial measures may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be directly comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. As a result, non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplementing, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. The company urges investors to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures included in this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate its business. See “RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES” below for reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.

Constant-currency

The company reports certain operating results on a constant-currency basis in order to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of its results without regard to the impact of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates. The term foreign currency exchange rates refers to the exchange rates used to translate the company’s operating results for all countries where the functional currency is not the U.S. Dollar into U.S. Dollars. Because the company is a global company, foreign currency exchange rates used for translation may have a significant effect on its reported results. In general, the company’s financial results are affected positively by a weaker U.S. Dollar and are affected negatively by a stronger U.S. Dollar as compared to the foreign currencies in which it conducts its business. References to operating results on a constant-currency basis mean operating results without the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

The company believes disclosure of constant-currency results is helpful to investors because it facilitates period-to-period comparisons of its results by increasing the transparency of the underlying performance by excluding the impact of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates. However, constant-currency results are non-GAAP financial measures and are not meant to be considered as an alternative or substitute for comparable measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Constant-currency results have no standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP, are not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should be read in conjunction with the company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Constant-currency results have limitations in their usefulness to investors and may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be directly comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The company calculates constant-currency amounts by translating local currency amounts in the prior-year period at actual foreign exchange rates for the current period. The company’s constant-currency results do not eliminate the transaction currency impact of purchases and sales of products in a currency other than the functional currency.

Source: Levi Strauss & Co. Investor Relations

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

August 25,
2019

 

November 25,
2018

 

(Dollars in thousands)

ASSETS

Current Assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

863,773

 

 

$

713,120

 

Short-term investments in marketable securities

80,220

 

 

 

Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $9,438 and $10,037

722,001

 

 

534,164

 

Inventories:

 

 

 

Raw materials

5,560

 

 

3,681

 

Work-in-process

2,754

 

 

2,977

 

Finished goods

927,243

 

 

877,115

 

Total inventories

935,557

 

 

883,773

 

Other current assets

212,116

 

 

157,002

 

Total current assets

2,813,667

 

 

2,288,059

 

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,033,729 and $974,206

498,938

 

 

460,613

 

Goodwill

235,630

 

 

236,246

 

Other intangible assets, net

42,794

 

 

42,835

 

Deferred tax assets, net

413,256

 

 

397,791

 

Other non-current assets

134,712

 

 

117,116

 

Total assets

$

4,138,997

 

 

$

3,542,660

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES, TEMPORARY EQUITY AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

Short-term debt

$

27,554

 

 

$

31,935

 

Accounts payable

357,747

 

 

351,329

 

Accrued salaries, wages and employee benefits

194,291

 

 

298,990

 

Accrued interest payable

16,263

 

 

6,089

 

Accrued income taxes

47,370

 

 

15,466

 

Accrued sales allowances

125,456

 

 

 

Other accrued liabilities

417,342

 

 

348,390

 

Total current liabilities

1,186,023

 

 

1,052,199

 

Long-term debt

1,007,008

 

 

1,020,219

 

Postretirement medical benefits

68,783

 

 

74,181

 

Pension liability

187,793

 

 

195,639

 

Long-term employee related benefits

80,406

 

 

107,556

 

Long-term income tax liabilities

11,716

 

 

9,805

 

Other long-term liabilities

128,923

 

 

116,462

 

Total liabilities

2,670,652

 

 

2,576,061

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Temporary equity

 

 

299,140

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

Levi Strauss & Co. stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Common stock — $.001 par value; 1,200,000,000 Class A shares authorized, 43,028,267 shares and no shares issued and outstanding as of August 25, 2019 and November 25, 2018, respectively; and 422,000,000 Class B shares authorized, 349,644,520 shares and 376,028,430 shares issued and outstanding, as of August 25, 2019 and November 25, 2018, respectively

393

 

 

376

 

Additional paid-in capital

647,633

 

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(406,450

)

 

(424,584

)

Retained earnings

1,219,089

 

 

1,084,321

 

Total Levi Strauss & Co. stockholders’ equity

1,460,665

 

 

660,113

 

Noncontrolling interest

7,680

 

 

7,346

 

Total stockholders’ equity

1,468,345

 

 

667,459

 

Total liabilities, temporary equity and stockholders’ equity

$

4,138,997

 

 

$

3,542,660

 

 

The notes accompanying our consolidated financial statements in our Form 10-Q are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Net revenues

$

1,447,081

 

 

$

1,394,153

 

 

$

4,194,479

 

 

$

3,983,580

 

Cost of goods sold

680,335

 

 

652,591

 

 

1,944,502

 

 

1,833,017

 

Gross profit

766,746

 

 

741,562

 

 

2,249,977

 

 

2,150,563

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

595,528

 

 

582,146

 

 

1,814,949

 

 

1,738,943

 

Operating income

171,218

 

 

159,416

 

 

435,028

 

 

411,620

 

Interest expense

(15,292

)

 

(15,697

)

 

(47,962

)

 

(45,659

)

Underwriter commission paid on behalf of selling stockholders

 

 

 

 

(24,860

)

 

 

Other expense, net

(4,369

)

 

(3,839

)

 

(2,849

)

 

(1,344

)

Income before income taxes

151,557

 

 

139,880

 

 

359,357

 

 

364,617

 

Income tax expense

27,340

 

 

10,299

 

 

60,182

 

 

176,633

 

Net income

124,217

 

 

129,581

 

 

299,175

 

 

187,984

 

Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest

292

 

 

543

 

 

141

 

 

(1,940

)

Net income attributable to Levi Strauss & Co.

$

124,509

 

 

$

130,124

 

 

$

299,316

 

 

$

186,044

 

Earnings per common share attributable to common stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.32

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.77

 

 

$

0.49

 

Diluted

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.33

 

 

$

0.73

 

 

$

0.48

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

394,169,688

 

 

377,742,492

 

 

387,289,913

 

 

377,171,010

 

Diluted

413,639,749

 

 

390,586,032

 

 

407,844,136

 

 

387,849,263

 

The notes accompanying our consolidated financial statements in our Form 10-Q are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)

Net income

$

124,217

 

 

$

129,581

 

 

$

299,175

 

 

$

187,984

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), before related income taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension and postretirement benefits

3,431

 

 

3,347

 

 

10,317

 

 

9,864

 

Derivative instruments

9,215

 

 

8,645

 

 

23,619

 

 

14,772

 

Foreign currency translation losses

(6,523

)

 

(15,483

)

 

(11,280

)

 

(30,055

)

Unrealized gains on marketable securities

475

 

 

282

 

 

1,694

 

 

456

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss), before related income taxes

6,598

 

 

(3,209

)

 

24,350

 

 

(4,963

)

Income taxes expense related to items of other comprehensive income

(1,568

)

 

(2,050

)

 

(5,741

)

 

(4,433

)

Comprehensive income, net of income taxes

129,247

 

 

124,322

 

 

317,784

 

 

178,588

 

Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest

68

 

 

700

 

 

(334

)

 

(1,883

)

Comprehensive income attributable to Levi Strauss & Co.

$

129,315

 

 

$

125,022

 

 

$

317,450

 

 

$

176,705

 

 

The notes accompanying our consolidated financial statements in our Form 10-Q are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

Levi Strauss & Co. Stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

Class A &
Class B
Common
Stock

 

Additional
Paid-In
Capital

 

Retained
Earnings

 

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
(Loss)/Income

 

Noncontrolling
Interest

 

Total
Stockholders’
Equity

 

(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)

Balance at November 26, 2017

$

375

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,100,916

 

 

$

(404,381

)

 

$

5,478

 

 

$

702,388

 

Net (loss) income

 

 

 

 

(19,012

)

 

 

 

383

 

 

(18,629

)

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,167

 

 

261

 

 

5,428

 

Stock-based compensation and dividends, net

2

 

 

5,254

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,256

 

Reclassification to temporary equity

 

 

9,590

 

 

(42,589

)

 

 

 

 

 

(32,999

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

(14,844

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(14,844

)

Cash dividends declared ($0.24 per share)

 

 

 

 

(90,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

(90,000

)

Balance at February 25, 2018

377

 

 

 

 

949,315

 

 

(399,214

)

 

6,122

 

 

556,600

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

74,932

 

 

 

 

2,100

 

 

77,032

 

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

(9,405

)

 

(161

)

 

(9,566

)

Stock-based compensation and dividends, net

 

 

5,566

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,566

 

Reclassification to temporary equity

 

 

(2,438

)

 

(27,796

)

 

 

 

 

 

(30,234

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

(3,128

)

 

(4,055

)

 

 

 

 

 

(7,183

)

Balance at May 27, 2018

377

 

 

 

 

992,396

 

 

(408,619

)

 

8,061

 

 

592,215

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

130,124

 

 

 

 

(543

)

 

129,581

 

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,102

)

 

(157

)

 

(5,259

)

Stock-based compensation and dividends, net

1

 

 

4,266

 

 

(64

)

 

 

 

 

 

4,203

 

Reclassification to temporary equity

 

 

7,230

 

 

(42,052

)

 

 

 

 

 

(34,822

)

Repurchase of common stock

(2

)

 

(11,496

)

 

(20,246

)

 

 

 

 

 

(31,744

)

Balance at August 26, 2018

$

376

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,060,158

 

 

$

(413,721

)

 

$

7,361

 

 

$

654,174

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at November 25, 2018

$

376

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,084,321

 

 

$

(424,584

)

 

$

7,346

 

 

$

667,459

 

Net income (loss)

 

 

 

 

146,577

 

 

 

 

(126

)

 

146,451

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,214

 

 

180

 

 

8,394

 

Stock-based compensation and dividends, net

 

 

1,497

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,497

 

Reclassification to temporary equity

 

 

(506

)

 

(23,339

)

 

 

 

 

 

(23,845

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

(991

)

 

(2,923

)

 

 

 

 

 

(3,914

)

Cash dividends declared ($0.29 per share)

 

 

 

 

(110,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

(110,000

)

Balance at February 24, 2019

376

 

 

 

 

1,094,636

 

 

(416,370

)

 

7,400

 

 

686,042

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

28,230

 

 

 

 

277

 

 

28,507

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,114

 

 

71

 

 

5,185

 

Stock-based compensation and dividends, net

2

 

 

12,515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,517

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

(24,696

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(24,696

)

Reclassification from temporary equity in connection with initial public offering (Note 1)

 

 

351,185

 

 

(28,200

)

 

 

 

 

 

322,985

 

Issuance of Class A common stock in connection with initial public offering (Note 1)

14

 

 

234,569

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

234,583

 

Cancel liability-settled awards and replace with equity-settled awards in connection with initial public offering (Note 1)

 

 

56,130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56,130

 

Balance at May 26, 2019

392

 

 

629,703

 

 

1,094,666

 

 

(411,256

)

 

7,748

 

 

1,321,253

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

124,509

 

 

 

 

(292

)

 

124,217

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,806

 

 

224

 

 

5,030

 

Stock-based compensation and dividends, net

1

 

 

17,930

 

 

(86

)

 

 

 

 

 

17,845

 

Balance at August 25, 2019

$

393

 

 

$

647,633

 

 

$

1,219,089

 

 

$

(406,450

)

 

$

7,680

 

 

$

1,468,345

 

 

The notes accompanying our consolidated financial statements in our Form 10-Q are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

 

 

 

Net income

$

299,175

 

 

$

187,984

 

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

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

90,305

 

 

92,130

 

Unrealized foreign exchange losses (gains)

19,625

 

 

(13,827

)

Realized (gain) loss on settlement of forward foreign exchange contracts not designated for hedge accounting

(9,309

)

 

20,446

 

Employee benefit plans’ amortization from accumulated other comprehensive loss and settlement loss

10,317

 

 

9,865

 

Stock-based compensation

31,859

 

 

15,025

 

Other, net

3,380

 

 

3,678

 

(Benefit from) provision for deferred income taxes

(20,352

)

 

127,626

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Trade receivables

(21,387

)

 

(11,692

)

Inventories

(79,355

)

 

(202,822

)

Other current assets

(40,926

)

 

(36,122

)

Other non-current assets

(7,070

)

 

(6,045

)

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

(26,293

)

 

111,164

 

Restructuring liabilities

(248

)

 

(306

)

Income tax liabilities

34,918

 

 

11,479

 

Accrued salaries, wages and employee benefits and long-term employee related benefits

(88,817

)

 

(101,758

)

Other long-term liabilities

9,715

 

 

(2,066

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

205,537

 

 

204,759

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(128,041

)

 

(99,260

)

Proceeds (payments) on settlement of forward foreign exchange contracts not designated for hedge accounting

9,309

 

 

(20,446

)

Payments to acquire short-term investments

(94,702

)

 

 

Proceeds from sale, maturity and collection of short-term investments

15,057

 

 

 

Net cash used for investing activities

(198,377

)

 

(119,706

)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

 

 

 

Proceeds from short-term credit facilities

25,259

 

 

27,737

 

Repayments of short-term credit facilities

(38,280

)

 

(24,196

)

Other short-term borrowings, net

9,486

 

 

49

 

Proceeds from issuance of Class A common stock

254,329

 

 

 

Payments for underwriter commission and other offering costs

(19,746

)

 

 

Repurchase of common stock, including shares surrendered for tax withholdings on equity award exercises

(28,610

)

 

(53,773

)

Dividend to stockholders

(55,000

)

 

(45,000

)

Other financing, net

(643

)

 

(989

)

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

146,795

 

 

(96,172

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

(3,357

)

 

(10,512

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

150,598

 

 

(21,631

)

Beginning cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash

713,698

 

 

634,691

 

Ending cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash

864,296

 

 

613,060

 

Less: Ending restricted cash

(523

)

 

(554

)

Ending cash and cash equivalents

$

863,773

 

 

$

612,506

 

 

 

 

 

Noncash Investing Activity:

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment acquired and not yet paid at end of period

$

21,573

 

 

$

13,093

 

Property, plant and equipment additions due to build-to-suit lease transactions

10,861

 

 

2,750

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest during the period

$

29,621

 

 

$

27,511

 

Cash paid for income taxes during the period, net of refunds

80,159

 

 

67,221

 

 

The notes accompanying our consolidated financial statements in our Form 10-Q are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2019

The following information relates to non-GAAP financial measures, and should be read in conjunction with the investor call held on October 8, 2019, discussing the company’s financial condition and results of operations as of and for the quarter ended August 25, 2019. Adjusted EBIT, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, net debt, adjusted free cash flow, constant-currency net revenues, constant-currency Adjusted EBIT and leverage ratio are not financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. As used in this press release: (1) Adjusted EBIT represents net income plus income tax expense, interest expense, other income, net, underwriter commission paid on behalf of selling stockholders, other costs associated with the initial public offering, impact of changes in fair value on cash-settled stock based compensation, and restructuring and related charges, severance and other, net and Adjusted EBITDA represents Adjusted EBIT excluding depreciation and amortization expense; (2) adjusted net income represents net income excluding impact of underwriter commission paid on behalf of selling stockholders, other costs associated with the initial public offering impact of changes in fair value on cash-settled stock-based compensation, restructuring and related charges, severance and other, net, remeasurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities, and tax impact of adjustments; (3) adjusted diluted earnings per share represents adjusted net income per weighted-average number of diluted common shares; (4) net debt represents total debt, excluding capital leases, less cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments in marketable securities; (5) Adjusted free cash flow represents cash from operating activities plus underwriter commission paid on behalf of selling stockholders, less purchases of property, plant and equipment, plus proceeds (less payments) on settlement of forward foreign exchange contracts not designated for hedge accounting, less repurchase of common stock including shares surrendered for tax withholdings on equity award exercises, and cash dividends to stockholders; (6) constant-currency net revenues represents net revenues without the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; (7) constant-currency Adjusted EBIT represents Adjusted EBIT without the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; and (8) leverage ratio represents total debt, excluding capital leases, divided by the last twelve months of Adjusted EBITDA.

Adjusted EBIT and Adjusted EBITDA:

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

(Dollars in millions)

 

(Unaudited)

Most comparable GAAP measure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

124.2

 

 

$

129.6

 

 

$

299.2

 

 

$

188.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP measure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

124.2

 

 

129.6

 

 

299.2

 

 

188.0

 

Income tax expense

27.4

 

 

10.3

 

 

60.2

 

 

176.6

 

Interest expense

15.3

 

 

15.6

 

 

48.0

 

 

45.6

 

Other expense, net (1)

4.4

 

 

3.9

 

 

2.8

 

 

1.4

 

Underwriter commission paid on behalf of selling stockholders

 

 

 

 

24.9

 

 

 

Other costs associated with the IPO

 

 

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

Impact of changes in fair value on cash-settled stock-based compensation

5.1

 

 

11.0

 

 

25.4

 

 

23.2

 

Restructuring and related charges, severance and other, net

 

 

2.9

 

 

0.3

 

 

4.0

 

Adjusted EBIT

$

176.4

 

 

$

173.3

 

 

$

464.3

 

 

$

438.8

 

Adjusted EBIT margin

12.2

%

 

12.4

%

 

11.1

%

 

11.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

31.6

 

 

27.4

 

 

90.3

 

 

92.1

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

208.0

 

 

$

200.7

 

 

$

554.6

 

 

$

530.9

 

_____________

(1) Other expense, net in the periods ended August 26, 2018 have been conformed to reflect the adoption of ASU 2017-07, “Compensation-Retirement Benefits (Topic 715) Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost”. Refer to Note 1 for more information.

Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share:

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

(Unaudited)

Most comparable GAAP measure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

124.2

 

 

$

129.6

 

 

$

299.2

 

 

$

188.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP measure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

124.2

 

 

129.6

 

 

299.2

 

 

188.0

 

Underwriter commission paid on behalf of selling stockholders

 

 

 

 

24.9

 

 

 

Other costs associated with the IPO

 

 

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

Impact of changes in fair value on cash-settled stock-based compensation

5.1

 

 

11.0

 

 

25.4

 

 

23.2

 

Restructuring and related charges, severance and other, net

 

 

2.9

 

 

0.3

 

 

4.0

 

Remeasurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities

 

 

(7.6

)

 

 

 

91.5

 

Tax impact of adjustments

(1.1

)

 

(2.3

)

 

(4.9

)

 

(6.3

)

Adjusted net income

$

128.2

 

 

$

133.6

 

 

$

348.4

 

 

$

300.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income margin

8.9

%

 

9.6

%

 

8.3

%

 

7.5

%

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.85

 

 

$

0.77

 

Net debt:

 

August 25,
2019

 

November 25,
2018

 

(Dollars in millions)

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

Most comparable GAAP measure:

 

 

 

Total debt, excluding capital leases

$

1,034.6

 

 

$

1,052.2

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP measure:

 

 

 

Total debt, excluding capital leases

$

1,034.6

 

 

$

1,052.2

 

Cash and cash equivalents

(863.8

)

 

(713.1

)

Short-term investments in marketable securities

(80.2

)

 

 

Net debt

$

90.6

 

 

$

339.1

 

Adjusted free cash flow:

 

Nine Months Ended

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

(Dollars in millions)

 

(Unaudited)

Most comparable GAAP measure:

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

205.5

 

 

$

204.8

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP measure:

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

205.5

 

 

$

204.8

 

Underwriter commission paid on behalf of selling stockholders

24.9

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(128.0

)

 

(99.3

)

Proceeds (payments) on settlement of forward foreign exchange contracts not designated for hedge accounting

9.3

 

 

(20.4

)

Repurchase of common stock, including shares surrendered for tax withholdings on equity award exercises

(28.6

)

 

(53.8

)

Dividend to stockholders

(55.0

)

 

(45.0

)

Adjusted free cash flow

$

28.1

 

 

$

(13.7

)

Constant-currency net revenues:

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

%
Increase
(Decrease)

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

%
Increase

 

(Dollars in millions)

 

(Unaudited)

Total revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

$

1,447.1

 

 

$

1,394.2

 

 

3.8

%

 

$

4,194.5

 

 

$

3,983.6

 

 

5.3

%

Impact of foreign currency exchange rates

 

 

(18.6

)

 

*

 

 

 

(110.1

)

 

*

Constant-currency net revenues

$

1,447.1

 

 

$

1,375.6

 

 

5.2

%

 

$

4,194.5

 

 

$

3,873.5

 

 

8.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

$

770.8

 

 

$

792.9

 

 

(2.8

)%

 

$

2,180.8

 

 

$

2,119.8

 

 

2.9

%

Impact of foreign currency exchange rates

 

 

0.2

 

 

*

 

 

 

(9.0

)

 

*

Constant-currency net revenues – Americas

$

770.8

 

 

$

793.1

 

 

(2.8

)%

 

$

2,180.8

 

 

$

2,110.8

 

 

3.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

$

463.3

 

 

$

405.7

 

 

14.2

%

 

$

1,326.3

 

 

$

1,225.3

 

 

8.2

%

Impact of foreign currency exchange rates

 

 

(13.5

)

 

*

 

 

 

(72.5

)

 

*

Constant-currency net revenues – Europe

$

463.3

 

 

$

392.2

 

 

18.1

%

 

$

1,326.3

 

 

$

1,152.8

 

 

15.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

$

213.0

 

 

$

195.6

 

 

8.9

%

 

$

687.4

 

 

$

638.5

 

 

7.7

%

Impact of foreign currency exchange rates

 

 

(5.3

)

 

*

 

 

 

(28.6

)

 

*

Constant-currency net revenues – Asia

$

213.0

 

 

$

190.3

 

 

11.9

%

 

$

687.4

 

 

$

609.9

 

 

12.7

%

_____________

* Not meaningful

 

Constant-currency Adjusted EBIT:

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

%
Increase

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

%
Increase
(Decrease)

 

(Dollars in millions)

 

(Unaudited)

Adjusted EBIT (1)

$

176.4

 

 

$

173.3

 

 

1.8

%

 

$

464.3

 

 

$

438.8

 

 

5.8

%

Impact of foreign currency exchange rates

 

 

(3.0

)

 

*

 

 

 

(21.0

)

 

*

Constant-currency Adjusted EBIT

$

176.4

 

 

$

170.3

 

 

3.6

%

 

$

464.3

 

 

$

417.8

 

 

11.1

%

Constant-currency Adjusted EBIT margin (2)

12.2

%

 

12.4

%

 

 

 

11.1

%

 

10.8

%

 

 

_____________

(1) Adjusted EBIT calculated based off of most comparable GAAP measure net income. Refer to Adjusted EBIT to Adjusted EBITDA table.

(2) We define constant-currency Adjusted EBIT margin as constant-currency Adjusted EBIT as a percentage of constant-currency net revenues.

* Not meaningful

Leverage ratio:

 

August 25,
2019

 

August 26,
2018

 

(Dollars in millions)

 

(Unaudited)

Total debt, excluding capital leases

$

1,034.6

 

 

$

1,061.8

 

Last Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDA

$

733.5

 

 

$

728.4

 

Leverage ratio

1.4

 

 

1.5

 

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