FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

INTER PARFUMS, INC. REPORTS 2016 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

 

Third Quarter Diluted EPS Up 13.0% to $0.52 from $0.46

 

New York, New York, November 8, 2016: Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IPAR) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

 

Third Quarter 2016 Compared to Third Quarter 2015:

·   Net sales were $157.6 million, up 13.4% from $138.9 million; at comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales increased 14.8%;

·   Sales by European based operations rose 12.0% to $123.4 million from $110.1 million; at comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales increased 13.7%;

·   U.S. based operations generated net sales of $34.2 million, up 19.0% from $28.8 million;

·   Gross margin was 60.2% of net sales compared to 61.8%;

·   S,G&A expense as a percentage of net sales was 39.7% compared to 41.9%;

·   Operating income rose 16.9% to $32.3 million from $27.6 million;

·   Net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. rose 14.2% to $16.2 million compared to $14.2 million; and,

·   Net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. per diluted share rose 13.0% to $0.52 from $0.46.

 

Jean Madar, Chairman & CEO of Inter Parfums, Inc. noted, “We achieved good growth from both our European and U.S. operations during the third quarter. For our European operations, sales of our first Coach scent for women exceeded expectations, generating $13.8 million in incremental sales. Montblanc, our largest brand, performed exceptionally well, generating sales of $32.9 million, an 11% increase compared with last year’s third quarter with most of the credit going to the enduring popularity of the Legend fragrance family. Rochas fragrance sales more than doubled to $7.0 million from last year’s third quarter thanks to the loyal following of the brand’s two legacy fragrances, Eau de Rochas and Rochas Man in Spain and France. Our Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire also contributed to our top line growth as did the Lanvin’s Modern Princess line, which was in limited distribution in France during the third quarter. As previously reported, the 2015 launch of Illicit for our second largest brand, Jimmy Choo, made for a difficult comparison with brand sales in the current third quarter. However, year-to-date, brand sales are running about equal to those of the same period of last year.”

 

Mr. Madar pointed out, “Both new and established brands contributed to the 19% sales increase by our U.S. based operations. The new Abercrombie & Fitch men’s scent, First Instinct, and the Hollister fragrance duo, Wave, have been a great success so far, and with broader geographic distribution and brand extensions, we look forward to building these brands into important fragrance franchises. As previously reported, Dunhill has been a consistent growth driver, due in great part to the strength of the brand’s expanding Icon fragrance family.”

 

Mr. Madar closed by saying, “Year-to-date, our three largest markets Western Europe, North America and Asia, have performed quite nicely, achieving sales gains of 25.7%, 18.3% and 6.1%, respectively, compared to the same period one year earlier. However, we continued to feel the effect of negative market conditions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and China.”

 

 

 

Discussing profitability factors, Russell Greenberg, Executive Vice President and CFO, stated, “The gross margin for European operations was 64% compared with 65% in last year’s third quarter, and for U.S. operations, the gross margin was 47% as compared to 50% in the third quarter of 2015.  For both European and U.S. operations, the decline in third quarter gross profit margin reflects a higher concentration in sales of lower margin holiday giftsets. Year-to-date, the blended gross profit margin of 62% is comparable with 61% through the first nine months of 2015. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 7% compared to last year’s third quarter and represented 40% of net sales, as compared to 42% in the same period of 2015. For European operations, third quarter selling, general and administrative expenses increased 7%, and represented 41% of net sales, as compared to 43% for the corresponding period one year ago. For U.S. operations, selling, general and administrative expenses were 34% for the current third quarter as compared to 38% for the third quarter of last year. Although for both European and U.S. operations, promotional spending as a percentage of sales was down slightly for the current third quarter, year-to-date, promotional spending is running just over 20% ahead of the same period of 2015.” 

 

He continued, “Our effective income tax rate was 33% for both the current and prior year’s third quarter, and excluding the previously reported pending settlement with the French Tax Authorities, we expect our effective tax rate to be approximately 35% for the full year ending December 31, 2016.”

 

Mr. Greenberg pointed out, “We ended the third quarter with working capital of $351 million, including approximately $214 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, and our long-term debt, including current maturities, aggregated $84.7 million at the close of the third quarter. Based upon our strong financial position as well as expectations for continuing top line growth and bottom line performance, our Board of Directors authorized a 13% increase in the annual dividend to $0.68 per share, which we reported last month.”

 

Guidance

In closing, Mr. Greenberg noted, “Based upon our expectations for the remainder of the year, we expect that our 2016 net sales will be at the high end of our guidance range of $500 million to $510 million.  As a result, net income attributable to Inter Parfums, Inc. should also be closer to the top of our guidance range of $1.05 to $1.10 per diluted share excluding the impact of the previously reported tax settlement, and $1.01 and $1.06 per diluted inclusive of the tax settlement. As always, our guidance assumes the dollar remains at current levels. We plan to report our initial 2017 sales and earnings guidance on November 14, 2016.”

 

Conference Call

Management will conduct a conference call to discuss financial results and business developments at 12:00 noon ET, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (201) 493-6749; 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.

 

Founded more than 30 years ago, Inter Parfums, Inc. is a premier fragrance company with a diverse portfolio of prestige brands that includes Abercrombie & Fitch, Agent Provocateur, Anna Sui, Balmain, Banana Republic, bebe, Boucheron, Coach, Dunhill, Hollister, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Montblanc, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, Repetto, Rochas, Shanghai Tang, S.T. Dupont and Van Cleef & Arpels.  The fragrance products developed, produced and distributed by Inter Parfums are sold in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

 


 

 

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, 2015 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                                               Fred Buonocore (212) 836-9607/fbuonocore@equityny.com

rgreenberg@interparfumsinc.com                   Linda Latman (212) 836-9609/llatman@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
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$            157,622

 

$            138,944

 

$            386,301

 

$            350,214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

                62,790

 

                53,118

 

              145,723

 

              136,453

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

                94,832

 

                85,826

 

              240,578

 

              213,761

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

                62,529

 

                58,188

 

              179,285

 

              156,815

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

                32,303

 

                27,638

 

                61,293

 

                56,946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses (income):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Interest expense

 

                     515

 

                  1,041

 

                  2,181

 

                  1,811

        (Gain) loss on foreign currency

 

                     334

 

                    (336)

 

                     388

 

                  1,751

        Interest income

 

                    (765)

 

                    (857)

 

                 (2,722)

 

                 (2,829)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       84

 

                    (152)

 

                    (153)

 

                     733

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

                32,219

 

                27,790

 

                61,446

 

                56,213

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

                10,740

 

                  9,156

 

                22,790

 

                18,754

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

                21,479

 

                18,634

 

                38,656

 

                37,459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Less:  Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

 

 

                  5,240

 

 

                  4,414

 

 

                  9,252

 

 

                  8,881

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to

Inter Parfums, Inc.

 

 

$              16,239

 

 

$              14,220

 

 

$              29,404

 

 

$              28,578

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Basic

 

               $0.52

 

               $0.46

 

             $0.95

 

             $0.92

           Diluted

 

               $0.52

 

               $0.46

 

             $0.94

 

             $0.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Basic

 

                31,080

 

                31,005

 

                31,058

 

                30,991

           Diluted

 

                31,171

 

                31,098

 

                31,138

 

                31,092

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends declared per share

 

               $0.15

 

               $0.13

 

             $0.45

 

             $0.39

 

 

 


 

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

ASSETS

 

 

September 30,
2016

 

December 31,
2015

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

        Cash and cash equivalents

 

$                 95,952

 

$               176,967

        Short-term investments

 

                 117,951

 

                   82,847

        Accounts receivable, net

 

                 145,735

 

                   95,082

        Inventories

 

                 105,304

 

                   98,346

        Receivables, other

 

                     2,017

 

                     2,422

        Other current assets

 

                     5,925

 

                     5,811

        Income tax receivable

 

                        863

 

                        100

        Deferred tax assets

 

                     9,804

 

                     7,182

 

 

 

 

 

                          Total current assets

 

                 483,551

 

                 468,757

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

 

                   11,119

 

                     9,333

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks, licenses and other intangible assets, net

 

                 202,308

 

                 201,335

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

                     8,621

 

                     8,234

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$               705,599

 

$               687,659

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

        Current portion of long-term debt

 

$                 22,886

 

  $               22,163

        Accounts payable, trade

 

                   45,536

 

                   50,636

        Accrued expenses

 

                   46,690

 

                   46,890

        Income taxes payable

 

                   12,683

 

                     7,359

        Dividends payable

 

                     4,665

 

                     4,035

 

 

 

 

 

                          Total current liabilities

 

                 132,460

 

                 131,083

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

                   61,858

 

                   76,443

Deferred tax liability

 

                     3,733

 

                     3,746

 

 

 

 

 

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 31,104,205 and 31,037,915 shares at

September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

 

 

 

 

                          31

 

 

 

 

                          31

Additional paid-in capital

 

                   62,071

 

                   62,030

Retained earnings

 

                 403,858   

 

                 388,434

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)

 

                  (40,728)

 

                  (48,091)

Treasury stock, at cost, 9,880,058 common shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

 

 

 

                  (36,817)

 

 

 

                  (36,817)

 

 

 

 

 

                   Total Inter Parfums, Inc. shareholders’ equity

 

                 388,415

 

                 365,587

 

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

                 119,133

 

                 110,800

 

 

 

 

 

                          Total equity

 

                 507,548

 

                 476,387

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$               705,599

 

$               687,659