Steve Madden (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 fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022 and provided its 2023 outlook.

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

Full Year 2022 Results

  • Revenue increased 13.7% to $2,122.0 million compared to $1,866.1 million in 2021.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 41.2% compared to 41.1% in 2021.
  • Operating expenses as a percentage of revenue were 27.9%, flat to 2021. Adjusted operating expenses as a percentage of revenue were 27.9% compared to 27.1% in 2021.
  • Income from operations was $281.6 million, or 13.3% of revenue, compared to $243.6 million, or 13.1% of revenue, in 2021. Adjusted income from operations was $282.6 million, or 13.3% of revenue, compared to $261.9 million, or 14.0% of revenue, in 2021.
  • Net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $216.1 million, or $2.77 per diluted share, compared to $190.7 million, or $2.34 per diluted share, in 2021. Adjusted net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $218.3 million, or $2.80 per diluted share, compared to $203.7 million, or $2.50 per diluted share, in 2021.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Results

  • Revenue decreased 18.6% to $470.6 million compared to $578.5 million in the same period of 2021.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 42.2% compared to 41.2% in the same period of 2021.
  • Operating expenses as a percentage of revenue were 33.8% compared to 27.0% in the same period of 2021. Adjusted operating expenses as a percentage of revenue were 33.2% compared to 26.2% in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Income from operations was $39.8 million, or 8.4% of revenue, compared to $79.4 million, or 13.7% of revenue, in the same period of 2021. Adjusted income from operations was $42.2 million, or 9.0% of revenue, compared to $86.9 million, or 15.0% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $31.8 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to $66.0 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, in the same period of 2021. Adjusted net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $33.7 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared to $70.4 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Edward Rosenfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to have delivered earnings results in line with our expectations for the fourth quarter and full year 2022 despite an increasingly challenging backdrop. 2022 was a record year for the Company, with double-digit percentage growth in both revenue and earnings, reflecting the power of our brands, the strength of our business model and the successful execution of our strategic initiatives.

“Looking ahead, we are cautious on the near-term outlook due to the challenging operating environment and conservative initial Spring orders from our wholesale customers as they prioritize inventory control. That said, we have a proven ability to navigate difficult market conditions with our agile business model, which combines our test-and-react strategy and industry-leading speed-to-market capability. Looking out further, we are confident that our unique competitive advantages and the continued execution of our strategy will enable us to drive sustainable growth and value creation over the long term.”

Fourth Quarter 2022 Channel Results

Revenue for the wholesale business was $308.8 million, a 24.8% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2021, when wholesale revenue experienced outsized growth of 30.8% versus pre-COVID fourth quarter of 2019. Wholesale footwear revenue decreased 25.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2021, when wholesale footwear revenue increased 29.9% versus pre-COVID fourth quarter of 2019. Wholesale accessories/apparel revenue decreased 22.8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2021, when wholesale accessories/apparel revenue increased 33.3% versus pre-COVID fourth quarter of 2019. Gross profit as a percentage of wholesale revenue declined to 30.5% compared to 31.8% in the fourth quarter of 2021 as a result of increased closeouts compared to the prior year period, when closeout activity was unusually low.

Direct-to-consumer revenue was $159.3 million, a 3.2% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 driven by a decline in the brick-and-mortar business, partially offset by a modest increase in the e-commerce business. Gross profit as a percentage of direct-to-consumer revenue increased to 64.0% compared to 63.5% in the fourth quarter of 2021 driven by a reduction in air freight expense.

The Company ended the quarter with 232 Company-operated brick-and-mortar retail stores and six e-commerce websites, as well as 20 Company-operated concessions in international markets.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights

As of December 31, 2022, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $289.8 million.

During the fourth quarter and full year of 2022, the Company repurchased approximately $36.8 million and $148.9 million, respectively, of the Company's common stock, which includes shares acquired through the net settlement of employee 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 March 24, 2023 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 10, 2023.

2023 Outlook

For 2023, the Company expects revenue will decrease 6.5% to 8.0% compared to 2022. The Company expects diluted EPS will be in the range of $2.40 to $2.50.

Conference Call Information

Interested stockholders are invited to listen to the conference call scheduled for today, February 23, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, which will include a discussion of the Company's fourth quarter and fiscal year end 2022 earnings results and fiscal year 2023 outlook. The call will be webcast live on the Company’s website at https://investor.stevemadden.com. A webcast replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's website or via the following webcast link https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/9ax7kfno beginning today at approximately 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

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®, and GREATS®, Steve Madden licenses footwear and handbag categories for the Anne Klein® brand. 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 directly operates brick-and-mortar retail stores and e-commerce websites. Steve Madden also licenses certain of its brands to third parties for the marketing and sale of certain products in the apparel, accessory and home categories. For local store information and the latest boots, booties, dress shoes, fashion sneakers, sandals, slippers and more, please visit www.stevemadden.com, www.dolcevita.com and our other branded websites.

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 navigate shifting macro-economic environments including inflation and the potential for recessionary conditions;
  • 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;
  • supply chain disruptions to product delivery systems and logistics, and the Company’s ability to properly manage inventory;
  • 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;
  • the Company’s dependence on the retention and hiring of key personnel;
  • the Company’s ability to successfully implement growth strategies;
  • 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;
  • the Company’s ability to adequately protect its trademarks and other intellectual property rights;
  • the Company’s ability to maintain adequate liquidity when negatively impacted by unforeseen events such as an epidemic or a pandemic, which may cause disruption to the Company’s business operations for an indeterminable period of time;
  • 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;
  • cybersecurity risks and costs of defending against, mitigating, and responding to data security threats and breaches impacting the Company;
  • 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 SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA(In thousands, except per share amounts)
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021   December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)    
Net sales   $ 468,152     $ 575,137     $ 2,111,296     $ 1,853,902  
Commission and licensing fee income     2,491       3,344       10,713       12,240  
Total revenue     470,643       578,481       2,122,009       1,866,142  
Cost of sales     271,946       340,141       1,248,173       1,098,645  
Gross profit     198,697       238,340       873,836       767,497  
Operating expenses     158,940       155,960       592,192       519,848  
Impairment of intangibles           2,620             2,620  
Impairment of lease right-of-use assets and fixed assets           343             1,432  
Income from operations     39,757       79,417       281,644       243,597  
Interest and other income / (expense), net     570       (513 )     676       (1,529 )
Income before provision for income taxes     40,327       78,904       282,320       242,068  
Provision for income taxes     8,375       12,781       65,103       49,609  
Net income     31,952       66,123       217,217       192,459  
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest     161       136       1,156       1,781  
Net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.   $ 31,791     $ 65,987     $ 216,061     $ 190,678  
                 
Basic income per share   $ 0.43     $ 0.85     $ 2.84     $ 2.43  
                 
Diluted income per share   $ 0.42     $ 0.81     $ 2.77     $ 2.34  
                 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding     74,710       77,718       76,021       78,442  
                 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     76,575       81,207       78,069       81,628  
                 
Cash dividends declared per common share   $ 0.21     $ 0.15     $ 0.84     $ 0.60  

STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA(In thousands)
    As of
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
    (Unaudited)    
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 274,713     $ 219,499  
Short-term investments     15,085       44,037  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances     37,937       26,546  
Factor accounts receivable     248,228       364,982  
Inventories     228,752       255,213  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     22,989       20,845  
Income tax receivable and prepaid income taxes     15,853       13,538  
Total current assets     843,557       944,660  
Note receivable – related party     401       794  
Property and equipment, net     40,664       35,790  
Operating lease right-of-use asset     90,264       85,449  
Deferred tax assets     1,755       4,581  
Deposits and other     12,070       4,180  
Goodwill – net     168,085       167,995  
Intangibles – net     101,192       112,093  
Total Assets   $ 1,257,988     $ 1,355,542  
LIABILITIES        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 130,542     $ 136,766  
Accrued expenses     138,523       243,163  
Operating leases - current portion     29,499       30,759  
Income taxes payable     9,403       4,522  
Contingent payment liability – current portion     1,153       5,109  
Accrued incentive compensation     11,788       14,871  
Total current liabilities     320,908       435,190  
Contingent payment liability           6,960  
Operating leases – long-term portion     79,128       80,072  
Deferred tax liabilities     3,923       3,378  
Other liabilities     10,166       9,404  
Total Liabilities     414,125       535,004  
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Total Steven Madden, Ltd. stockholders’ equity     831,553       812,098  
Noncontrolling interest     12,310       8,440  
Total stockholders’ equity     843,863       820,538  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 1,257,988     $ 1,355,542  

STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA(In thousands)
    Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
    (Unaudited)    
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income   $ 217,217     $ 192,459  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities        
Stock-based compensation     24,396       22,278  
Depreciation and amortization     20,576       15,208  
Loss on disposal of fixed assets     11       526  
Impairment of intangibles           2,620  
Impairment of lease right-of-use asset and fixed assets           1,432  
Deferred taxes     3,601       1,280  
Accrued interest on note receivable – related party     (16 )     (23 )
Note receivable – related party     409       409  
Change in valuation of contingent liability     (5,807 )     11,862  
Gain on sale of trademark           (8,000 )
Other operating activities     (2,716 )      
Recovery of receivables, related to the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy           (919 )
Changes, net of acquisitions, in:        
Accounts receivable     (9,683 )     (583 )
Factor accounts receivable     116,141       (112,311 )
Inventories     29,071       (153,793 )
Prepaid expenses, income tax receivables, prepaid taxes, and other assets     (4,205 )     (1,899 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (108,788 )     185,741  
Accrued incentive compensation     (3,083 )     10,998  
Leases and other liabilities     (8,902 )     (7,822 )
Payment of contingent consideration     (339 )      
Net cash provided by operating activities     267,883       159,463  
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Capital expenditures     (16,351 )     (6,608 )
Purchases of short-term investments     (45,130 )     (68,471 )
Maturity/sale of marketable securities and short-term investments     73,998       63,867  
(Purchase)/sale of a trademark     (2,000 )     8,000  
Other investing activities     (5,000 )      
Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities     5,517       (3,212 )
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from exercise of stock options     602       9,732  
Investment of noncontrolling interest     2,500        
Acquisition of incremental ownership of joint ventures           (18,942 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interest earnings     (294 )     (3,121 )
Sale of minority interest of a subsidiary     1,017        
Common stock purchased for treasury     (148,878 )     (123,161 )
Cash dividends paid on common stock     (66,005 )     (49,161 )
Payment of contingent consideration     (4,770 )      
Net cash used in financing activities     (215,828 )     (184,653 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (2,358 )     37  
Net increase/(decrease) in cash, cash equivalents     55,214       (28,365 )
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of year     219,499       247,864  
Cash and cash equivalents – end of year   $ 274,713     $ 219,499  

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 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. The following reconciles the Company’s reported results and outlook in accordance with GAAP with the non-GAAP information that the Company also presents. Additional information regarding Non-GAAP Adjustments is presented below.

Table 1 - Reconciliation of GAAP operating expenses to Adjusted operating expenses
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021   December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
GAAP operating expenses   $ 158,940     $ 155,960     $ 592,192     $ 519,848  
Non-GAAP Adjustments     (2,476 )     (4,499 )     (924 )     (14,216 )
Adjusted operating expenses   $ 156,464     $ 151,461     $ 591,268     $ 505,632  
Table 2 - Reconciliation of GAAP income from operations to Adjusted income from operations
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021   December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
GAAP income from operations   $ 39,757     $ 79,417     $ 281,644     $ 243,597  
Non-GAAP Adjustments     2,476       7,462       924       18,267  
Adjusted income from operations   $ 42,233     $ 86,879     $ 282,568     $ 261,864  
Table 3 - Reconciliation of GAAP interest and other income / (expense), net to Adjusted interest and other income / (expense), net
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021   December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
GAAP interest and other income / (expense), net   $ 570     $ (513 )   $ 676     $ (1,529 )
Non-GAAP Adjustments                       500  
Adjusted interest and other income / (expense), net   $ 570     $ (513 )   $ 676     $ (1,029 )
Table 4 - Reconciliation of GAAP provision for income taxes to Adjusted provision for income taxes
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021   December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
GAAP provision for income taxes   $ 8,375     $ 12,781     $ 65,103     $ 49,609  
Non-GAAP Adjustments     579       3,015       (1,308 )     5,726  
Adjusted provision for income taxes   $ 8,954     $ 15,796     $ 63,795     $ 55,335  
Table 5 - Reconciliation of GAAP net income attributable to noncontrolling interest to Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021   December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
GAAP net income attributable to noncontrolling interest   $ 161     $ 136     $ 1,156     $ 1,781  
Non-GAAP Adjustments           13             37  
Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest   $ 161     $ 149     $ 1,156     $ 1,818  
Table 6 - Reconciliation of GAAP net income attributable to Steve Madden, Ltd. to Adjusted net income attributable to Steve Madden, Ltd.
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021   December 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
GAAP net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.   $ 31,791     $ 65,987     $ 216,061     $ 190,678  
Non-GAAP Adjustments     1,897       4,433       2,232       13,004  
Adjusted net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd.   $ 33,688     $ 70,420     $ 218,293     $ 203,682  
                 
GAAP diluted income per share   $ 0.42     $ 0.81     $ 2.77     $ 2.34  
Adjusted diluted income per share   $ 0.44     $ 0.87     $ 2.80     $ 2.50  

 

Non-GAAP Adjustments include the items below.

For the fourth quarter 2022:

  • $1.8 million pre-tax ($1.3 million after-tax) expense in connection with the accelerated amortization of a trademark, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.7 million pre-tax ($0.6 million after-tax) expense in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations, included in operating expenses.

For the fourth quarter 2021:

  • $4.0 million pre-tax ($3.1 million after-tax) expense in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations, included in operating expenses.
  • $2.6 million pre-tax ($2.0 million after-tax) expense in connection with the impairment of a trademark.
  • $0.4 million pre-tax ($0.2 million after-tax) expense in connection with a sublease and related exit costs, included in operating expenses.
  • $0.3 million pre-tax ($0.3 million after-tax) expense in connection with the impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets.
  • $0.1 million pre-tax ($0.1 million after-tax) expense in connection with restructuring and related charges, included in operating expenses.
  • $1.3 million tax benefit in connection with the release of a liability for an uncertain tax position.

For the full year 2022:

  • $7.1 million pre-tax ($5.4 million after-tax) expense in connection with the accelerated amortization of a trademark, included in operating expenses.
  • $5.8 million pre-tax ($4.4 million after-tax) benefit in connection with the change in valuation of contingent consideration, 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 full year 2021:

  • $11.9 million pre-tax ($9.1 million after-tax) expense in connection with the change in valuation of contingent considerations, included in operating expenses.
  • $9.9 million pre-tax ($7.4 million after-tax) expense in connection with rent restructuring of various leases, included in operating expenses.
  • $8.0 million pre-tax ($6.1 million after-tax) benefit in connection with the sale of a trademark, included in operating expenses.
  • $2.6 million pre-tax ($2.0 million after-tax) expense in connection with the impairment of a trademark.
  • $1.5 million pre-tax ($1.2 million after-tax) expense in connection with restructuring and related charges, included in operating expenses.
  • $1.4 million pre-tax ($0.9 million after-tax) expense in connection with the impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets.
  • $0.9 million pre-tax ($0.7 million after-tax) benefit in connection with a recovery from the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy, included in operating expenses.
  • $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 income / (expense), net.
  • $1.3 million tax benefit in connection with the release of a liability for an uncertain tax position.

Contact

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

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