Steve Madden Announces First Quarter 2022 Results

LONG ISLAND CITY, New York, UNITED STATES


~ Records Highest Quarterly Earnings in History ~
~ Raises Fiscal 2022 Guidance ~

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steven Madden, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHOO), a leading designer and marketer of fashion-forward footwear, accessories and apparel for women, men and children, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Amounts referred to as “Adjusted” exclude the items defined as “Non-GAAP Adjustments” in the “Non-GAAP Reconciliation” section.

First Quarter 2022 Review

  • Revenue increased 55.0% to $559.7 million compared to $361.0 million in the same period of 2021.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 40.7% compared to 38.5% in the same period of 2021.
  • Operating expenses as a percentage of revenue decreased to 23.2% compared to 30.6% in the same period of 2021. Adjusted operating expenses as a percentage of revenue were 23.8% compared to 28.7% in the first of quarter 2021.
  • Income from operations totaled $97.9 million, or 17.5% of revenue, compared to $28.0 million, or 7.8% of revenue, in the same period of 2021. Adjusted income from operations totaled $94.4 million, or 16.9% of revenue, compared to $35.6 million, or 9.9% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $74.5 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, compared to $21.2 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, in the same period of 2021. Adjusted net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $73.4 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, compared to $26.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2021.

Edward Rosenfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We got off to an outstanding start to the year, delivering the highest quarterly earnings in our history in the first quarter. The trend-right product assortments created by Steve and our design teams drove robust consumer demand for our brands and strong performance across channels, product categories and geographies. These results reflect our team’s disciplined execution of our strategic initiatives, and we are confident that the strength of our team and strategy will enable us to drive sustainable growth for years to come.”

First Quarter 2022 Segment Results

Revenue for the wholesale business was $449.0 million, a 54.1% increase compared to first quarter of 2021, with a 59.9% increase in wholesale footwear and a 37.1% increase in wholesale accessories/apparel. Gross profit as a percentage of wholesale revenue increased to 35.2% compared to 32.3% in the first quarter of 2021.

Direct-to-consumer revenue was $108.3 million, a 60.5% increase compared to the first quarter of 2021. Gross profit as a percentage of direct-to-consumer revenue was 62.3% compared to 63.5% in the first quarter of 2021.

The Company ended the quarter with 213 brick-and-mortar retail stores and 6 e-commerce websites, as well as 19 company-operated concessions in international markets.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

As of March 31, 2022, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $180.2 million.

During the first quarter of 2022, the Company repurchased approximately $42.4 million of the Company’s common stock, which includes shares acquired through the net settlement of employees’ stock awards.

Quarterly Cash Dividend

The Company’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable on June 24, 2022 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 13, 2022.

Updated Fiscal 2022 Outlook

The Company is raising its fiscal 2022 guidance. For fiscal 2022, the Company now expects revenue will increase 13% to 16% over fiscal 2021. The Company now expects diluted EPS will be in the range of $2.87 to $2.97. The Company now expects Adjusted diluted EPS will be in the range of $2.90 to $3.00.

Conference Call Information

Interested stockholders are invited to listen to the conference call scheduled for today, April 27, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, which will include a discussion of the Company's first quarter 2022 earnings results and an update to the fiscal year outlook. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by logging onto https://investor.stevemadden.com. An online archive of the broadcast will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and will remain available for 12 months following the live call.

About Steve Madden

Steve Madden designs, sources and markets fashion-forward footwear, accessories and apparel for women, men and children. In addition to marketing products under its own brands including Steve Madden®, Dolce Vita®, Betsey Johnson®, Blondo®, GREATS®, BB Dakota® and Mad Love®, Steve Madden is a licensee of various brands, including Anne Klein® and Superga®. Steve Madden also designs and sources products under private label brand names for various retailers. Steve Madden’s wholesale distribution includes department stores, mass merchants, off-price retailers, shoe chains, online retailers, national chains, specialty retailers and independent stores. Steve Madden also operates retail stores and e-commerce websites. Steve Madden licenses certain of its brands to third parties for the marketing and sale of certain products, including outerwear, eyewear, sunglasses, hosiery, jewelry, watches, hair accessories, swimwear, fragrance, luggage, bedding and bath products as well as other select product categories. For local store information and the latest Steve Madden boots, booties, dress shoes, fashion sneakers, sandals, slippers and more, please visit www.stevemadden.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding revenue and earnings guidance, plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “may”, “will”, “expect”, “believe”, “should”, “anticipate”, “project”, “predict”, “plan”, “intend”, “estimate”, or “confident” and similar expressions or the negative of these expressions. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they represent the Company’s current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding anticipated events and trends affecting its business and industry based on information available as of the time such statements are made. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which may be outside of the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements. As such, investors should not rely upon them. Important risk factors include:

  • the Company’s ability to maintain adequate liquidity when negatively impacted by unforeseen events such as an epidemic or the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which may cause disruption to the Company’s business operations for an indeterminable period of time;
  • the Company’s ability to accurately anticipate fashion trends and promptly respond to consumer demand;
  • the Company’s ability to compete effectively in a highly competitive market;
  • the Company’s ability to adapt its business model to rapid changes in the retail industry;
  • the Company’s dependence on the retention and hiring of key personnel;
  • the Company’s ability to successfully implement growth strategies and integrate acquired businesses;
  • the Company’s reliance on independent manufacturers to produce and deliver products in a timely manner, especially when faced with adversities such as work stoppages, transportation delays, public health emergencies, social unrest, changes in local economic conditions, and political upheavals as well as meet the Company’s quality standards;
  • changes in trade policies and tariffs imposed by the United States government and the governments of other nations in which the Company manufactures and sells products;
  • supply chain disruptions to product delivery systems and logistics, and the Company’s ability to properly manage inventory;
  • the Company’s ability to adequately protect its trademarks and other intellectual property rights;
  • legal, regulatory, political and economic risks that may affect the Company’s sales in international markets;
  • changes in U.S. and foreign tax laws that could have an adverse effect on the Company’s financial results;
  • additional tax liabilities resulting from audits by various taxing authorities;
  • the Company’s ability to achieve operating results that are consistent with prior financial guidance; and
  • other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company does not undertake, and disclaims, any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, including, without limitation, any guidance regarding revenue or earnings, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2022 March 31, 2021
    
Net sales$557,344 $358,901 
Commission and licensing fee income 2,390  2,124 
Total revenue 559,734  361,025 
Cost of sales 331,836  221,921 
Gross profit 227,898  139,104 
Operating expenses 130,002  110,448 
Impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets   612 
Income from operations 97,896  28,044 
Interest and other income/(expense) – net 57  (37)
Income before provision for income taxes 97,953  28,007 
Provision for income taxes 23,360  5,676 
Net income 74,593  22,331 
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 80  1,134 
Net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.$74,513 $21,197 
    
Basic net income per share$0.96 $0.27 
    
Diluted net income per share$0.94 $0.26 
    
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 77,251  79,038 
    
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 79,663  81,889 
    
Cash dividends declared per common share$0.21 $0.15 
 

STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

   As of  
 March 31, 2022 December 31, 2021 March 31, 2021
 (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
      
ASSETS     
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$170,347 $219,499 $233,202
Short-term investments 9,897  44,037  39,788
Accounts receivable, net of allowances 39,418  26,546  34,722
Factor accounts receivable 390,163  364,982  285,162
Inventories 233,380  255,213  106,561
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 21,225  20,845  16,667
Income tax receivable and prepaid income taxes 3,673  13,538  18,429
Total current assets 868,103  944,660  734,531
Note receivable – related party 696  794  1,081
Property and equipment, net 36,436  35,790  40,458
Operating lease right-of-use asset 83,994  85,449  99,510
Deposits and other 4,304  4,180  5,216
Deferred taxes 6,254  4,581  5,414
Goodwill – net 168,409  167,995  167,979
Intangibles – net 110,330  112,093  114,754
Total Assets$1,278,526 $1,355,542 $1,168,943
LIABILITIES     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable$121,428 $136,766 $99,007
Accrued expenses 162,232  243,163  120,253
Operating leases – current portion 31,615  30,759  33,359
Income taxes payable 23,195  4,522  
Contingent payment liability – current portion 2,050  5,109  113
Accrued incentive compensation 4,740  14,871  3,761
Total current liabilities 345,260  435,190  256,493
Contingent payment liability – long term portion   6,960  564
Operating leases – long-term portion 75,553  80,072  96,246
Deferred tax liabilities 3,378  3,378  2,767
Other liabilities 10,928  9,404  12,105
Total Liabilities 435,119  535,004  368,175
      
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     
Total Steven Madden, Ltd. stockholders’ equity 835,215  812,098  787,528
Noncontrolling interest 8,192  8,440  13,240
Total stockholders’ equity 843,407  820,538  800,768
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity$1,278,526 $1,355,542 $1,168,943
 

STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2022 March 31, 2021
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net income$74,593  $22,331 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Stock-based compensation 5,980   5,539 
Depreciation and amortization 5,223   4,028 
Loss on disposal of fixed assets 208   222 
Impairment of lease right-of-use asset and fixed assets    612 
Deferred taxes (1,673)  206 
Accrued interest on note receivable - related party (4)  (6)
Notes receivable - related party 102   102 
Change in valuation of contingent payment liabilities (4,910)  470 
Recovery of receivables, related to the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy    (919)
Changes, net of acquisitions, in:   
Accounts receivable (12,872)  (8,759)
Factor accounts receivable (25,181)  (32,491)
Inventories 21,833   (5,141)
Prepaid expenses, income tax receivables, prepaid taxes, and other current assets 9,802   (3,319)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (80,642)  22,097 
Accrued incentive compensation (10,131)  (112)
Leases and other liabilities (1,774)  182 
    
Net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities (19,446)  5,042 
    
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Capital expenditures (3,596)  (1,598)
Purchase of a trademark (2,000)   
Purchases of short-term investments (9,668)  (2,054)
Maturity/sale of short-term investments 44,488   2,036 
    
Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities 29,224   (1,616)
    
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 275   1,554 
Distribution of noncontrolling interest earnings    (1,363)
Common stock purchased for treasury (42,399)  (5,558)
Cash dividends paid on common stock (16,774)  (12,425)
     (17,792)
Net cash used in financing activities (58,898)  (17,792)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (32)  (296)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (49,152)  (14,662)
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period 219,499   247,864 
    
Cash and cash equivalents – end of period$170,347  $233,202 
 

STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

The Company uses non-GAAP financial information to evaluate its operating performance and in order to represent the manner in which the Company conducts and views its business. Additionally, the Company believes the information assists investors in comparing the Company’s performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that are not indicative of its core business. The non-GAAP financial information is provided in addition to, and not as an alternative to, the Company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Table 1 - Reconciliation of GAAP operating expenses to Adjusted operating expenses
  Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2022 March 31, 2021
     
GAAP operating expenses $130,002 $110,448 
     
Non-GAAP Adjustments  3,466  (6,952)
     
Adjusted operating expenses $133,468 $103,496 


Table 2 - Reconciliation of GAAP income from operations to Adjusted income from operations
  Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2022 March 31, 2021
     
GAAP income from operations $97,896  $28,044
     
Non-GAAP Adjustments  (3,466)  7,564
     
Adjusted income from operations $94,430  $35,608


Table 3 - Reconciliation of GAAP provision for income taxes to Adjusted provision for income taxes
  Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2022 March 31, 2021
     
GAAP provision for income taxes $23,360  $5,676
     
Non-GAAP Adjustments  (2,333)  1,819
     
Adjusted provision for income taxes $21,027  $7,495


Table 4 - Reconciliation of GAAP net income attributable to noncontrolling interest to Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
  Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2022 March 31, 2021
     
GAAP net income attributable to noncontrolling interest $80 $1,134
     
Non-GAAP Adjustments    24
     
Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest $80 $1,158


Table 5 - Reconciliation of GAAP net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. to Adjusted net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.
  Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2022 March 31, 2021
     
GAAP net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. $74,513   21,197
     
Non-GAAP Adjustments  (1,133)  5,721
     
Adjusted net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. $73,380  $26,918
     
GAAP diluted net income per share $0.94  $0.26
     
Adjusted diluted net income per share $0.92  $0.33
     
Adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding  79,663   81,889


Table 6 - Reconciliation of GAAP diluted net income per share to Adjusted diluted net income per share in fiscal 2022 outlook
  Fiscal 2022 Outlook
  Low End High End
     
GAAP diluted net income per share $2.87 $2.97
     
Non-GAAP Adjustments  0.03  0.03
     
Adjusted diluted net income per share $2.90 $3.00

Non-GAAP Adjustments include the items below.

For the first quarter of 2022:

  • $4.9 million pre-tax ($3.8 million after-tax) benefit in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations, included in operating expenses.
  • $1.8 million pre-tax ($1.4 million after-tax) expense in connection with the accelerated amortization of a trademark, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.3 million pre-tax ($0.2 million after-tax) benefit in connection with the exit of a lease, included in operating expenses.
  • $1.5 million tax expense in connection with a deferred tax adjustment.

For the first quarter of 2021:

  • $6.6 million pre-tax ($5.0 million after-tax) expense in connection with payments related to rent restructuring of various leases, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.9 million pre-tax ($0.7 million after-tax) benefit associated with a recovery of receivables in connection with the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.8 million pre-tax ($0.6 million after-tax) expense in connection with restructuring and related charges, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.6 million pre-tax ($0.4 million after-tax) expense associated with the impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets.
  • $0.5 million pre-tax ($0.4 million after-tax) expense in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations, included in operating expenses.

For the fiscal year 2022 outlook:

  • $7.1 million pre-tax ($5.4 million after-tax) expense in connection with the accelerated amortization of a trademark, included in operating expenses.
  • $4.9 million pre-tax ($3.8 million after-tax) benefit in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.3 million pre-tax ($0.2 million after-tax) benefit in connection with the exit of a lease, included in operating expenses.
  • $1.5 million tax expense in connection with a deferred tax adjustment.

Contact

Steven Madden, Ltd.
VP of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Danielle McCoy
718-308-2611
InvestorRelations@stevemadden.com