FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

INTER PARFUMS, INC. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

 

2011 FIRST HALF EPS UP 49% ON 12% INCREASE IN NET SALES

 

Affirms 2011 Guidance

 

New York, New York, August 9, 2011: Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IPAR) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.

 

Second Quarter 2011 Compared to Second Quarter 2010:

·   Net sales increased 12.3% to $121.1 million from $107.8 million; at comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales rose 4.7% for the period;

·   European-based operations generated sales of $106.5 million, up 15.9% from $91.9 million;

·   Sales by U.S.-based operations were $14.6 million, down 8.2% from $15.9 million;

·   Gross margin was 62% compared to 60%;

·   S, G & A expense as a percentage of sales was 53.0% compared to 49.4%;

·   Operating margins declined to 9.0% of net sales from 10.7% of net sales;

·   Net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. decreased 6.8% to $5.0 million as compared to $5.4 million; and,

·   Basic and diluted earnings per share declined 11.1% to $0.16 from $0.18.

 

Through the first half of 2011, net sales were $254.4 million or 12.0% ahead of $227.1 million in the first half of 2010.  At comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales rose approximately 8.0%.  Net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. increased 49% to $17.8 million or $0.58 per basic and diluted share from $11.9 million or $0.39 per basic and diluted share. 

 

Russell Greenberg, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Inter Parfums pointed out, “Although second quarter net sales by European-based operations were 16% ahead of last year, they fell short of expectations.  As we reported last month, certain shipments scheduled for the second quarter were delayed until the third quarter due to the transfer of inventory and certain other unforeseen transitional issues in connection with the June opening of our new 340,000 square foot distribution center outside of Paris.  As a result, we did not achieve the leverage of fixed S, G & A expenses in the current second quarter that we would have otherwise achieved.  The comparable quarter increase in sales by European-based operations was in great part due to the commencement of prestige product distribution in the U.S. by our subsidiary, Interparfums Luxury Brands, at the start of 2011, as was the improvement in gross margin, offset somewhat by the negative impact of a weaker U.S. dollar.”

 

Jean Madar, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer noted, “The Jimmy Choo signature fragrance is in widespread distribution and sales continue to exceed our expectations.  This month, Burberry Body comes to market in what will be the largest global Burberry fragrance launch in history.  The launch will be accompanied by an ad campaign featuring actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whitely, star of Transformers 3: Dark of The Moon, strategically wrapped in the iconic Burberry trenchcoat.”

 

Discussing developments for U.S.-based operations, Mr. Madar noted, “Deep, a new Gap fragrance for men, was launched in time for Father’s Day and initial shipments of Caciquebody products to about 130 Lane Bryant stores took place during the second quarter.  In general, the second half of the year is typically stronger than the first half due in part to holiday sales of our specialty retail partners.  In addition to normal seasonality, the launch of our first new Betsey Johnson scent, Too Too, with initial distribution in the designer’s stores as well as Sephora stores in the U.S., will add to our top line.  We also have the launch of a new bebe scent, Gold, coming soon both at namesake stores and in wider distribution internationally.”

 

Mr. Madar pointed out, “Another favorable event of the summer took place in July when we renewed our exclusive agreement with The Gap, Inc. to develop, produce, manufacture and distribute fragrances for Gap and Banana Republic brand names covering products sold in their stores in the U.S. and Canada and the license agreement for international distribution.  These agreements take effect on January 1, 2012 and run through year-end 2014.”

 

He went on to say, “As we reported, we signed two new licensing agreements in recent weeks.  Under the auspices of our U.S.-based operations, we entered into a 10-year agreement plus two five-year renewal options for Anna Sui fragrances effective January 1, 2012.  Also on that date, our 12-year license agreement under the Pierre Balmain brand begins, which is under the direction of Inter Parfums SA, our Paris based subsidiary.  In both cases, we will take over production and sales of existing fragrances for both brands and we have plans to introduce a new scent for each in 2013.”

 

Mr. Greenberg noted, “In light of the major launches of the second half of the year, inventory levels have increased considerably since the end of 2010 and the 2011 first quarter.  If history repeats itself, inventory levels should be considerably lower at 2011 year-end.  In a similar vein, with planned promotional and advertising activities heavily weighted toward the second half of the year, those expenses in both dollars and as a percentage of net sales should be higher in the second half of 2011 than the first half.”

 

Affirms 2011 Guidance

Mr. Greenberg concluded, “2011 is on track to be our best year ever.  We continue to look for sales of approximately $550.0 million, with resulting net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. of approximately $32.5 million or $1.05 per diluted share.  Guidance assumes the dollar remains at current levels.”

 

Dividend

The Company’s regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share will be payable on October 14, 2011 to shareholders of record on September 30, 2011.

 

Conference Call

Management will conduct a conference call to discuss financial results and business developments at 11:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.  Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing 201 493-6744; please call in 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin and ask for the Inter Parfums call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the live call, please go to www.interparfumsinc.com and click on the Investor Relations section.  Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, and download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to listen live, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days at Inter Parfums’ website. We suggest listeners use Microsoft Explorer as their browser.

 

Inter Parfums, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes prestige perfumes and cosmetics as the exclusive worldwide licensee for Burberry, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jimmy Choo, Paul Smith, Montblanc, S.T. Dupont and Boucheron.  Inter Parfums, Inc. also owns Lanvin Perfumes and Nickel, a men's skin care company.  It also produces personal care products for specialty retailers under exclusive agreements for Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, bebe, Betsey Johnson, Nine West and Lane Bryant brands.  In addition, Inter Parfums produces and supplies mass market fragrances and fragrance related products. Inter Parfums, Inc.'s products are sold in over 120 countries worldwide.

 

Statements in this release which are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements.  Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words.  You should not rely on forward-looking statements because actual events or results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of important factors.  These factors include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties discussed under the headings “Forward Looking Statements” and "Risk Factors" in Inter Parfums' annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 and the reports Inter Parfums files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Inter Parfums does not intend to and undertakes no duty to update the information contained in this press release.

 

Contact at Inter Parfums, Inc.                        -or-      Investor Relations Counsel

Russell Greenberg, Exec. VP & CFO             The Equity Group Inc.

(212) 983-2640                                               Linda Latman (212) 836-9609/llatman@equityny.com

rgreenberg@interparfumsinc.com                   Lena Cati  (212) 836-9611/lcati@equityny.com

www.interparfumsinc.com                             www.theequitygroup.com

 

See Accompanying Tables

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2011

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$           121,063

 

$           107,765

 

$           254,426

 

$          227,138

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

                46,077

 

                43,041

 

                92,850

 

               90,693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

                74,986

 

                64,724

 

             161,576

 

             136,445

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

                64,139

 

                53,240

 

             125,188

 

             108,938

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

                10,847

 

                11,484

 

                36,388

 

               27,507

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses (income):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Interest expense

 

                     390

 

                     510

 

                     830

 

                 1,098

        (Gain) loss on foreign currency

 

                     567

 

                     514

 

                     148

 

                 2,896

        Interest income

 

                    (389)

 

                    (341)

 

                    (706)

 

                  (595)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     568

 

                     683

 

                     272

 

                 3,399

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

                10,279

 

                10,801

 

                36,116

 

               24,108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

                  3,851

 

                  3,818

 

                12,348

 

                 8,175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

                  6,428

 

                  6,983

 

                23,768

 

               15,933

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Less:  Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

 

 

                  1,435

 

 

                  1,627

 

 

                  6,016

 

 

                 4,027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to

Inter Parfums, Inc.

 

 

$                4,993

 

 

$                5,356

 

 

$             17,752

 

 

$             11,906

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Basic

 

               $0.16

 

                $0.18

 

               $0.58

 

               $0.39

           Diluted

 

               $0.16

 

                $0.18

 

               $0.58

 

               $0.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Basic

 

                30,506

 

                30,361

 

                30,490

 

              30,277

           Diluted

 

                30,695

 

                30,467

 

                30,664

 

             30,379

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends declared per share

 

               $0.08

 

               $0.065

 

               $0.16

 

             $0.13

 


 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

ASSETS

 

 

June 30,

2011

 

December 31,
2010

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

        Cash and cash equivalents

 

$                 38,774

 

$                 37,548

        Short-term investments

 

                   14,102

 

                   49,391

        Accounts receivable, net

 

                 118,237

 

                   97,593

        Inventories

 

                 176,311

 

                 109,840

        Receivables, other

 

                     2,727

 

                     3,688

        Other current assets

 

                     5,388

 

                     4,635

        Deferred tax assets

 

                     7,224

 

                     7,230

 

 

 

 

 

                            Total current assets

 

                 362,763

 

                 309,925

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

 

                   14,903

 

                   11,207

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

                     3,922

 

                     3,654

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks, licenses and other intangible assets, net

 

                 119,163

 

                 111,402

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

                     2,076

 

                     1,917

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$              502,827

 

$              438,105

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

        Loans payable – banks

 

$                   7,686

 

$                   5,250

        Current portion of long-term debt

 

                     9,166

 

                   11,090

        Accounts payable - trade

 

                   86,505

 

                   52,694

        Accrued expenses

 

                   45,931

 

                   47,413

        Income taxes payable

 

                     1,685

 

                     7,905

        Dividends payable

 

                     2,443

 

                     1,979

 

 

 

 

 

                            Total current liabilities

 

                 153,416

 

                 126,331

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

                     1,983

 

                     5,039

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax liability

 

                     6,920

 

                     6,789

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

Inter Parfums, Inc. shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.001 par; authorized
1,000,000 shares; none issued

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $.001 par; authorized 100,000,000 shares;
outstanding 30,534,081 and 30,445,881 shares at

June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively

 

 

 

                           31

 

 

 

                           30

Additional paid-in capital

 

                   50,416

 

                   48,887

Retained earnings

 

                 218,414

 

                 205,453

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

                   31,091

 

                   14,757

Treasury stock, at cost, 10,009,492 common shares at June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010

 

 

                  (34,151)

 

 

                  (34,151)

 

 

 

 

 

                    Total Inter Parfums, Inc. shareholders’ equity

 

                 265,801

 

                 234,976

 

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

                   74,707

 

                   64,970

 

 

 

 

 

                            Total equity

 

                 340,508

 

                 299,946

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$              502,827

 

$              438,105