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 second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Amounts referred to as “Adjusted” exclude the items that are described under the heading “Non-GAAP Adjustments.”

Second Quarter 2021 Review

  • Revenue increased 178.6% to $397.9 million compared to $142.8 million in the same period of 2020.
  • Gross margin increased to 42.7% compared to 39.1% in the same period of 2020.
  • Operating expenses as a percentage of revenue were 30.6% compared to 54.9% in the same period of 2020.  Adjusted operating expenses as a percentage of revenue were 29.9% compared to 53.8% in the same period of 2020.
  • Income from operations totaled $47.7 million, or 12.0% of revenue, compared to loss from operations of ($23.7) million, or (16.6%) of revenue, in the same period of 2020.  Adjusted income from operations was $51.0 million, or 12.8% of revenue, compared to Adjusted loss from operations of ($21.0) million, or (14.7%) of revenue, in the same period of 2020.
  • Net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $36.9 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to net loss attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. of ($16.6) million, or ($0.21) per diluted share, in the same period of 2020.  Adjusted net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $39.7 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, compared to Adjusted net loss attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. of ($14.7) million, or ($0.19) per diluted share, in the same period of 2020.

Edward Rosenfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited about the strong and accelerated recovery we are seeing in our business.  Our second quarter results significantly exceeded our expectations, with earnings slightly ahead of pre-COVID-19 second quarter 2019.  Our retail segment was the standout, as the exceptional performance in our e-commerce business – fueled by the trend-right product assortments created by Steve and our design teams combined with effective digital marketing – drove an increase in retail revenue of 63% compared to pre-COVID-19 second quarter 2019.  Looking ahead, while the environment remains volatile, we are confident that the strength of our brands and momentum in our business position us to drive revenue and earnings growth in the back half of 2021 and beyond.”

Second Quarter 2021 Segment Results

Revenue for the wholesale business was $262.1 million, a 162.2% increase compared to the second quarter of 2020, with a 154.1% increase in wholesale footwear and a 190.7% increase in wholesale accessories/apparel.  Gross margin in the wholesale business rose to 30.6% compared to 26.6% in the second quarter of 2020.

Retail revenue was $132.7 million, a 220.6% increase compared to the second quarter of 2020.  Retail gross margin decreased to 65.4% compared to 67.4% in the second quarter of 2020.

The Company ended the quarter with 216 company-operated retail stores, including six internet stores, as well as 15 company-operated concessions in international markets.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

During the second quarter of 2021, the Company repurchased 876,241 shares of the Company’s common stock for approximately $37.2 million, which includes shares acquired through the net settlement of employees’ stock awards.

As of June 30, 2021, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $302.7 million.

Quarterly Cash Dividend

The Company’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share.  The dividend is payable on September 27, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 17, 2021.

Fiscal 2021 Outlook

For fiscal 2021, the Company expects revenue will increase 43% to 47% over fiscal 2020.  The Company expects diluted EPS will be in the range of $1.90 to $2.00 and Adjusted diluted EPS will be in the range of $2.00 to $2.10. 

Non-GAAP Adjustments

Amounts referred to as “Adjusted” exclude the items below.

For the second quarter of 2021:

  • $8.0 million pre-tax ($6.1 million after-tax) benefit associated with the sale of a trademark, included in operating expenses.
  • $7.4 million pre-tax ($5.6 million after-tax) expense in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations, included in operating expenses.
  • $2.9 million pre-tax ($2.2 million after-tax) expense in connection with payments related to rent restructuring of various leases, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.5 million pre-tax ($0.4 million after-tax) expense in connection with restructuring and related charges, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.5 million pre-tax ($0.4 million after-tax) expense in connection 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 write-off of an investment, included in interest and other (expense) / income, net.

For the second quarter of 2020:

  • $5.4 million pre-tax ($4.1 million after-tax) expense in connection with restructuring and related charges, included in operating expenses.
  • $4.6 million pre-tax ($3.5 million after-tax) benefit in connection with a change in valuation of contingent considerations, included in operating expenses.
  • $1.2 million pre-tax ($0.9 million after-tax) expense in connection with the impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets.
  • $0.7 million pre-tax ($0.6 million after-tax) expense in connection with benefits provided to furloughed employees, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.2 million loss in connection with the impairment of lease right-of-use assets, trademark and other attributable to noncontrolling interest.

Reconciliations of amounts on a GAAP basis to Adjusted amounts are presented in the Non-GAAP Reconciliation tables at the end of this release and identify and quantify all excluded items.

Conference Call Information

Interested stockholders are invited to listen to the first quarter 2021 earnings conference call scheduled for today, July 28, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  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, specialty stores, luxury retailers, national chains, mass merchants and online retailers.  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, hosiery, sunglasses, jewelry, fragrance, luggage and bedding and bath products.  For local store information and the latest Steve Madden booties, pumps, men’s and women’s fashion sneakers, sandals, dress shoes, boots, slippers and more, visit http://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”, or “estimate”, 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 pandemic (COVID-19), 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;
  • disruptions to product delivery systems 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 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 STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020
                 
Net sales   $ 394,797     $ 141,363     $ 753,698     $ 497,047  
Commission and licensing fee income   3,097     1,449     5,221     4,933  
Total revenue   397,894     142,812     758,919     501,980  
Cost of sales   227,839     86,924     449,760     312,628  
Gross profit   170,055     55,888     309,159     189,352  
Operating expenses   121,860     78,412     232,308     199,785  
Impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets   477     1,178     1,089     29,999  
Impairment of intangibles               9,518  
Income / (loss) from operations   47,718     (23,702 )   75,762     (49,950 )
Interest and other (expense) / income, net   (777 )   357     (814 )   1,403  
Income / (loss) before provision for income taxes   46,941     (23,345 )   74,948     (48,547 )
Provision / (benefit) for income taxes   9,600     (6,201 )   15,276     (13,602 )
Net income / (loss)   37,341     (17,144 )   59,672     (34,945 )
Less: net income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest   489     (558 )   1,623     (908 )
Net income / (loss) attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.   $ 36,852     $ (16,586 )   $ 58,049     $ (34,037 )
                 
Basic net income / (loss) per share   $ 0.47     $ (0.21 )   $ 0.74     $ (0.43 )
                 
Diluted net income / (loss) per share   $ 0.45     $ (0.21 )   $ 0.71     $ (0.43 )
                 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding   78,899     78,517     78,968     78,696  
                 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   82,061     78,517     81,981     78,696  
                 
Cash dividends declared per common share   $ 0.15     $     $ 0.30     $ 0.15  

STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA

(In thousands)

        As of    
    June 30, 2021   December 31, 2020   June 30, 2020
    (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)
             
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 262,144     $ 247,864     $ 318,101  
Short-term investments and marketable securities   40,513     39,302     38,837  
Accounts receivable, net   279,143     277,715     143,679  
Inventories   125,525     101,420     103,282  
Other current assets   36,455     31,940     32,022  
Property and equipment, net   38,213     43,268     49,594  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   97,222     101,379     120,489  
Goodwill and intangibles, net   282,952     283,456     315,742  
Other assets   10,976     11,417     10,646  
Total assets   $ 1,173,143     $ 1,137,761     $ 1,132,392  
             
Accounts payable   $ 91,822     $ 73,904     $ 42,474  
Operating leases (current & non-current)   125,740     132,849     151,520  
Other current liabilities   150,115     127,755     115,866  
Advances from factor   —          42,662  
Contingent payment liability (current & non-current)   8,041     207     1,829  
Other long-term liabilities   14,903     12,677     10,921  
Total Steven Madden, Ltd. stockholders’ equity   774,335     776,586     755,084  
Noncontrolling interest   8,187     13,783     12,036  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 1,173,143     $ 1,137,761     $ 1,132,392  

STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

    Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020
         
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 91,924     $ 57,867  
         
Investing Activities        
Capital expenditures   (2,782 )   (4,320 )
Proceeds from sale of a trademark   8,000      
Purchases of marketable securities and short-term investments, net   (114 )   (162 )
Net cash provided by / (used in) investing activities   5,104     (4,482 )
         
Financing Activities        
Common stock purchased for treasury   (42,794 )   (29,678 )
Acquisition of incremental ownership of joint ventures   (19,127 )    
Investment of noncontrolling interest       359  
Distribution of noncontrolling interest earnings   (2,859 )    
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   6,823     960  
Cash dividends paid   (24,773 )   (12,459 )
Advances from factor, net       42,662  
Net cash (used in) / provided by financing activities   (82,730 )   1,844  
         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (18 )   (1,229 )
         
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   14,280     54,000  
         
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period   247,864     264,101  
         
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period   $ 262,144     $ 318,101  

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   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020
                 
GAAP operating expenses   $ 121,860     $ 78,412     $ 232,308     $ 199,785  
                 
Expense in connection with payments related to rent restructuring of various leases and lease terminations   (2,912 )       (9,505 )   (142 )
                 
Recovery in connection with the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy           917      
                 
Expense in connection with restructuring and related charges   (488 )   (5,414 )   (1,294 )   (5,414 )
                 
(Expense) / benefit in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations   (7,364 )   4,611     (7,834 )   4,611  
                 
Expense in connection with benefits provided to furloughed employees       (733 )       (1,991 )
                 
Expense in connection with loan receivable               (697 )
                 
Sale of trademark   8,000         8,000      
                 
Adjusted operating expenses   $ 119,096     $ 76,876     $ 222,592     $ 196,152  
Table 2 - Reconciliation of GAAP income / (loss) from operations to Adjusted income / (loss) from operations
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020
                 
GAAP income / (loss) from operations   $ 47,718     $ (23,702 )   $ 75,762     $ (49,950 )
                 
Expense in connection with payments related to rent restructuring of various leases and lease terminations   2,912         9,505     142  
                 
Recovery in connection with the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy           (917 )    
                 
Expense in connection with restructuring and related charges   488     5,414     1,294     5,414  
                 
Impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets   477     1,178     1,089     29,999  
                 
Expense / (benefit) in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations   7,364     (4,611 )   7,834     (4,611 )
                 
Expense in connection with benefits provided to furloughed employees       733         1,991  
                 
Expense in connection with loan receivable               697  
                 
Sale of trademark   (8,000 )       (8,000 )    
                 
Impairment of certain trademarks               9,518  
                 
Adjusted income / (loss) from operations   $ 50,959     $ (20,988 )   $ 86,567     $ (6,800 )
Table 3 - Reconciliation of GAAP interest and other (expense) / income, net to Adjusted interest and other (expense) / income, net
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020
                 
GAAP interest and other (expense) / income, net   $ (777 )   $ 357     $ (814 )   $ 1,403  
                 
Write-off of investment   500         500      
                 
                                 
Adjusted interest and other (expense) / income, net   $ (277 )   $ 357     $ (314 )   $ 1,403  
Table 4 - Reconciliation of GAAP provision / (benefit) for income taxes to Adjusted provision / (benefit) for income taxes
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020
                 
GAAP provision / (benefit) for income taxes   $ 9,600     $ (6,201 )   $ 15,276     $ (13,602 )
                 
Tax effect of expense in connection with payments related to rent restructuring of various leases and lease terminations   694         2,251     34  
                 
Tax effect of recovery in connection with the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy           (201 )    
                 
Tax effect of expense in connection with restructuring and related charges   115     1,284     305     1,284  
                 
Tax effect of impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets   113     277     275     7,243  
                 
Tax effect of expense / (benefit) in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations   1,742     (1,092 )   1,853     (1,092 )
                 
Tax effect of expense in connection with benefits provided to furloughed employees       174         472  
                 
Tax effect of expense in connection with provision for loan receivable               165  
                 
Tax effect of write-off of investment   118         118      
                 
Tax effect of sale of trademark   (1,893 )       (1,893 )    
                 
Tax effect of impairment of certain trademarks               2,254  
                 
Adjusted provision / (benefit) for income taxes   $ 10,489     $ (5,558 )   $ 17,984     $ (3,242 )
Table 5 - Reconciliation of GAAP net income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest to Adjusted net income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020
                 
GAAP net income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest   $ 489     $ (558 )   $ 1,623     $ (908 )
                 
Adjustments attributable to noncontrolling interest       163     24     470  
                 
Adjusted net income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest   $ 489     $ (395 )   $ 1,647     $ (438 )
Table 6 - Reconciliation of GAAP income / (loss) attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. to Adjusted net income / (loss) attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020   June 30, 2021   June 30, 2020
                 
GAAP net income / (loss) attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.   $ 36,852     $ (16,586 )   $ 58,049     $ (34,037 )
                 
After-tax impact of expense in connection with payments related to rent restructuring of various leases and lease terminations   2,218         7,254     109  
                 
After-tax impact of recovery in connection with the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy           (716 )    
                 
After-tax impact of expense in connection with restructuring and related charges   372     4,130     988     4,130  
                 
After-tax impact of impairment of store assets and lease right-of-use assets   364     900     814     22,755  
                 
After-tax impact of expense / (benefit) in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations   5,621     (3,519 )   5,980     (3,519 )
                 
After-tax impact of expense in connection with benefits provided to furloughed employees       560         1,520  
                 
After-tax impact of expense in connection with provision for loan receivable               532  
                 
After-tax impact of write-off of investment   382         382      
                 
After-tax impact of sale of trademark   (6,107 )       (6,107 )    
                 
After-tax impact of impairment of certain trademarks               7,265  
                 
Less: Adjustments attributable to noncontrolling interest       (163 )   (24 )   (470 )
                 
Adjusted net income / (loss) attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.   $ 39,702     $ (14,678 )   $ 66,620     $ (1,715 )
                 
GAAP diluted income / (loss) per share   $ 0.45     $ (0.21 )   $ 0.71     $ (0.43 )
                 
Adjusted diluted income / (loss) per share   $ 0.48     $ (0.19 )   $ 0.81     $ (0.02 )

Contact

Steven Madden, Ltd.Director of Corporate Development & Investor RelationsDanielle McCoy718-308-2611InvestorRelations@stevemadden.com

 

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