K-Swiss Reports Third Quarter Results

K-SwissReports Third Quarter Results

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- K•Swiss Inc. (NAS: KSWS) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. The operations of FORM Athletics are accounted for as a discontinued operation in the Company's financial results and are excluded from futures orders data for the prior-year periods.

Financial Results


Net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was $1,926,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $15,418,000, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the prior-year period. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, was $20,263,000, or $0.57 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $45,286,000, or $1.28 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

For the third quarter of 2012, total worldwide revenues decreased 16.0% to $67,551,000 compared with $80,456,000 in the prior-year period. Domestic revenues decreased 31.8% to $22,301,000 in the third quarter, and international revenues decreased 5.3% to $45,250,000 for the same period. Total worldwide revenues for the first nine months of 2012 decreased 16.8% to $181,621,000 from $218,194,000 for the first nine months of 2011. Domestic revenues decreased 35.8% to $61,861,000 in the first nine months of 2012, and international revenues decreased 1.7% to $119,760,000.

Futures Orders

Worldwide futures orders with start ship dates from October 2012 through March 2013 decreased 8.6% to $70,003,000 at September 30, 2012, from $76,598,000 the previous year. Domestic futures orders decreased 18.6% to $21,556,000 at September 30, 2012, from $26,494,000 the previous year. International futures orders decreased 3.3% to $48,447,000 at September 30, 2012, from $50,104,000 the previous year.

Steven Nichols, Chairman of the Board and President, stated, "The third quarter results benefitted from the positive contribution from our Palladium brand as well as disciplined expense and inventory controls. While we continue to gain momentum and demonstrate product innovation with the K•Swiss brand, we have yet to convert these efforts into a sustainable futures order trend."

2012 Guidance

For 2012, the Company is presently forecasting full year consolidated revenues to be approximately $221 million to $223 million. Consolidated gross margin is expected to be approximately 35% to 36%. Selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to be about $105 to $107 million.

Investor Conference Call and Web Simulcast

K•Swiss will conduct a conference call on its third quarter 2012 results today, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The number to call for this interactive teleconference is (212) 231-2901. A replay of this conference call will be available until November 8, 2012, by dialing (402) 977-9140 and entering the passcode, 21575277.

The Company will also provide an online Web simulcast and rebroadcast of this conference call. The live broadcast of K•Swiss' quarterly conference call will be available online at www.streetevents.com and www.earnings.com today, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. The online replay will follow shortly after the call and continue through November 8, 2012.

Founded more than forty years ago in Van Nuys, California, K•Swiss introduced the first all-leather tennis shoe, the K•Swiss "Classic" in 1966. Since its inception, K•Swiss has rooted itself in California Sport with an aim to be the most inspiring and innovative sports brand in the market. Today the Company offers performance and lifestyle footwear and apparel for several categories under its California Sports umbrella including Tennis Heritage, California Fit (Running, Triathlon and Fitness) and California Youth. K•Swiss also designs, develops and markets footwear under the Palladium brand. For more information about K•Swiss, visit www.kswiss.com.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: non-achievement of the assumptions discussed herein, general and regional economic conditions, and the Company's ability to reduce the Company's operating losses and inventory levels, industry trends, merchandise trends, including market acceptance of the Company's product offerings, customer demand, competition, the impact of terrorism and/or a potential global conflict on the worldwide economy, dependence on large customers and credit concentrations and order cancellations and reduced sales resulting from a deepening of the current worldwide recession. A complete description of these factors, as well as others which could affect the Company's business concerns related to the Company's liquidity is set forth in the Company's periodic filings, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, which is currently on file with the SEC.Futures orders as of any date, represents orders scheduled to be shipped within the next six months.Futures orders as of a certain date do not include orders scheduled to be shipped on or prior to that date.The mix of "futures" and "at-once" orders can vary significantly from quarter to quarter and year to year and, therefore, "futures" are not necessarily indicative of revenues for subsequent periods.

K•Swiss Inc. Consolidated Statements of Loss

(In thousands, except loss per share data)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30

September 30

2012

2011

2012

2011

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Revenues

$

67,551

$

80,456

$

181,621

$

218,194

Cost of goods sold

43,509

51,631

117,777

138,413

Gross profit

24,042

28,825

63,844

79,781

Selling, general and administrative expenses

25,805

42,357

82,031

120,620

Operating loss

(1,763

)

(13,532

)

(18,187

)

(40,839

)

Other income

-

-

-

3,000

Interest (expense)/income, net

(19

)

242

(62

)

95

Loss before income taxes and discontinued operations

(1,782

)

(13,290

)

(18,249

)

(37,744

)

Income tax expense

144

342

2,014

1,904

Loss from continuing operations

(1,926

)

(13,632

)

(20,263

)

(39,648

)

Loss from discontinued operations, less applicable income tax

-

(1,786

)

-

(5,638

)

Net loss

$

(1,926

)

$

(15,418

)

$

(20,263

)

$

(45,286

)

Basic loss per share

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.43

)

$

(0.57

)

$

(1.28

)

Diluted loss per share

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.43

)

$

(0.57

)

$

(1.28

)

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

Basic

35,601

35,572

35,601

35,480

Diluted

35,601

35,572

35,601

35,480

K•Swiss Inc. Condensed Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

September 30

2012

2011

ASSETS

(unaudited)

CURRENT ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

39,851

$

37,419

Restricted cash and cash equivalents and restricted investments available for sale

200

22,702

Investments available for sale

-

6,228

Accounts receivable, net

39,066

43,298

Inventories, net

65,870

93,700

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,671

10,181

Total current assets

148,658

213,528

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET

18,096

20,122

OTHER ASSETS

Intangible assets

11,500

14,575

Deferred income taxes

2,043

3,853

Other

4,966

4,719

Total other assets

18,509

23,147

$

185,263

$

256,797

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Bank lines of credit

$

5,323

$

15,060

Current portion of long-term debt

148

284

Current portion of long-term capital leases

82

-

Trade accounts payable

11,606

14,822

Accrued income taxes payable

44

-

Current portion of contingent purchase price

1,909

-

Accrued liabilities

11,762

22,612

Total current liabilities

30,874

52,778

OTHER LIABILITIES

Long-term debt

-

155

Long-term capital leases

139

-

Contingent purchase price

-

3,886

Other liabilities

8,549

7,610

Total other liabilities

8,688

11,651

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

145,701

192,368

$

185,263

$

256,797



K•Swiss Inc.
George Powlick, Chief Financial Officer, 818-706-5100

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