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|Coty Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results|
Improving Net Revenue Performance
Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Summary
First Six Months Fiscal 2018 Summary
"Q2 was a very strong quarter marked by Coty’s return to organic top line growth. We delivered excellent growth in Luxury, an acceleration in positive momentum in Professional Beauty and a significant improvement in Consumer Beauty. Our recent acquisitions continue to have strong performance. Across each of our three businesses we continue to see improving results with our strong performance in Q2 directly linked to our growth strategy. Recent innovations are working well, e-commerce is performing ahead of the market and we are working to implement better in-store execution.
"Fiscal 2018 continues to be a year of stabilization and this is what our results have shown so far. While I am pleased with our performance, there is still much work to be done before we achieve the consistency that we seek as we still need to relaunch many brands, deliver our synergies and continue with our integration of the P&G Beauty business.
"Based on the much improved results to date, we have refined our revenue growth objectives for the remainder of the fiscal year. While revenue recovery will not be a straight line, we now aim to deliver positive but modest net revenue growth for the second half of the year. For margin, we continue to aim for a healthy improvement in the second half of the year versus the prior year, with most of the impact coming in Q4, as we continue to deliver on our merger synergies.
"I remain confident that the real progress we have seen year-to-date,
coupled with our commitment to our growth strategy, will continue to
To supplement financial results presented in accordance with GAAP,
certain financial information is presented in this release using the
non-GAAP financial measures described in this section. The term
“combined company” describes net revenues of
Net revenues for the three months ended
Operating income, net income, operating income margin, gross margin, effective tax rate, and earnings per diluted share (EPS (diluted)) are presented on a reported (GAAP) basis and an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis. Adjusted EPS (diluted) is a performance measure and should not be construed as a measure of liquidity. Net revenues on a constant currency basis, net revenues on a combined company basis, net revenues on a combined company constant currency basis, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income on a constant currency basis, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted net income, adjusted gross margin, adjusted EPS (diluted) and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for additional discussion of these measures. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results can be found in the tables and footnotes at the end of this release.
To the extent that
Net revenues of
Gross margin of 61.1% was flat as compared to the prior year, while adjusted gross margin declined to 61.6% from 63.6%, primarily attributable to positive momentum in our emerging market Consumer Beauty business as well as favorable items following the P&G Beauty acquisition in the prior year.
Reported operating income increased to
Adjusted operating income increased 12.8% to
Reported effective tax rate was (7.1)% compared to 174.4%. The
current period rate reflects a
Adjusted effective tax rate was 10.3% compared to 8.8%. The
current period rate reflects a
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("Tax Act") was enacted on
The Company has performed a preliminary analysis and estimates the overall impact on our recurring tax rate to be neutral from both a cash and financial statement perspective for Fiscal 2018. The Company expects to fully offset the cash and financial statement impacts of the one-time deemed repatriation tax with tax attributes (e.g. net operating loss carryforwards, foreign tax credits, etc.).
Reported net income increased to
Adjusted net income of
Total debt of
Other noteworthy company developments include:
For additional information about
Certain statements in this release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, establishing the Company as a global leader and challenger in beauty, the Company’s future operations and financial performance (including brand relaunches and returning to profitable top line growth and other revenue trends), ongoing and future cost efficiency initiatives and the timing, presentation and cost of future cost saving and/or restructuring plans, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and brand rationalization, synergies (including the timing, cost and amount thereof), growth from and future performance of acquisitions, the success of the integration of the P&G Beauty Business and other recent acquisitions, performance in digital and e-commerce, future dividends, fiscal year and subsequent effective tax rates, the future impact of the Tax Act and any outlook for future reporting periods, including results and performance for the reminder of the fiscal year. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by words or phrases, such as “anticipate”, “are going to”, “estimate”, “plan”, “project”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend”, “foresee”, “forecast”, “will”, “may”, “confident”, "seek", “outlook”, “continue”, "commitment", “target”, “aim”, "potential", “should” and similar words or phrases. These statements are based on certain assumptions and estimates that the Company considers reasonable, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from such statements, including:
When used herein, the term “includes” and “including” means, unless the
context otherwise indicates, “including without limitation”. More
information about potential risks and uncertainties that could affect
the Company’s business and financial results is included under the
heading “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
All forward-looking statements made in this release are qualified by these cautionary statements. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation, other than as may be required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking or cautionary statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of events, unanticipated or otherwise, or changes in future operating results over time or otherwise.
Comparisons of results for current and any prior periods are not intended to express any future trends or indications of future performance unless expressed as such, and should only be viewed as historical data.
The Company operates on a global basis, with the majority of net revenues generated outside of the U.S. Accordingly, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates can affect results of operations. Therefore, to supplement financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, certain financial information is presented excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange translations to provide a framework for assessing how the underlying businesses performed excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange translations (“constant currency”). Constant currency information compares results between periods as if exchange rates had remained constant period-over-period, with the current period’s results calculated at the prior-year period’s rates. The Company calculates constant currency information by translating current and prior-period results for entities reporting in currencies other than U.S. dollars into U.S. dollars using constant foreign currency exchange rates. The constant currency calculations do not adjust for the impact of revaluing specific transactions denominated in a currency that is different to the functional currency of that entity when exchange rates fluctuate. The constant currency information presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. The Company discloses the following constant currency financial measures: net revenues, combined company net revenues, gross profit and adjusted operating income.
The Company presents period-over-period comparisons of net revenues on a
constant currency basis, on a combined company, combined company
constant currency, and combined company constant currency excluding the
impact of acquisitions other than the acquisition of the P&G Beauty
Business ("combined company organic (LFL)") basis. The Company believes
that combined company period-over-period and combined company constant
currency period-over-period better enable management and investors to
analyze and compare the Company's net revenues performance from period
to period, as the total business and individual divisions are being
managed on a combined company basis. In the periods described in this
release, combined company period-over-period and combined company
constant currency period-over-period give effect to the completion of
the Merger for purposes of the six months ended
The Company presents operating income, operating income margin, gross profit, gross margin, effective tax rate, net income, net income margin, net revenues and EPS (diluted) on a non-GAAP basis and specifies that these measures are non-GAAP by using the term “adjusted”. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures better enable management and investors to analyze and compare operating performance from period to period. In calculating adjusted operating income, operating income margin, gross profit, gross margin, effective tax rate, net income, net income margin and EPS (diluted), the Company excludes the following items:
The Company has provided a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between the non-GAAP financial measures and the financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of adjusted gross profit to gross profit, adjusted EPS (diluted) to EPS (diluted), and adjusted net revenues to net revenues, see the table entitled “Reconciliation of Reported to Adjusted Results for the Consolidated Statements of Operations.” For a reconciliation of adjusted operating income to operating income and adjusted operating income margin to operating income margin, see the tables entitled “Reconciliation of Reported Operating Income to Adjusted Operating Income” and "Reconciliation of Reported Operating Income to Adjusted Operating Income by Segment." For a reconciliation of adjusted effective tax rate and adjusted cash tax rate to effective tax rate, see the table entitled “Reconciliation of Reported Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes and Effective Tax Rates to Adjusted Income Before Income Taxes, Effective Tax Rates and Cash Tax Rates.” For a reconciliation of adjusted net income and adjusted net income margin to net income, see the table entitled “Reconciliation of Reported Net Income to Adjusted Net Income.”
The Company also presents free cash flow. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures. Management believes that free cash flow is useful for investors because it provides them with an important perspective on the cash available for debt repayment and other strategic measures, after making necessary capital investments in property and equipment to support the Company's ongoing business operations, and provides them with the same measures that management uses as the basis for making resource allocation decisions. For a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow, see the table entitled “Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow.”
These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.
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RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED OPERATING INCOME TO ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME
RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW
NET REVENUES AND ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME BY SEGMENT
NET REVENUES BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED OPERATING INCOME TO ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME BY SEGMENT
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED NET REVENUES TO COMBINED COMPANY AND LIKE-FOR-LIKE NET REVENUES