G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. Net Income Increases 115.6% for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2001
NEW YORK, September 7, 2000 -- G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:GIII) today announced operating results for the three and six months ended July 31, 2000.
For the three months ended July 31, 2000, net sales increased 42.5% to $47.4 million compared to $33.2 million during the same period last year. Net income for the quarter increased to $3.4 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, during the same period last year.
For the six months ended July 31, 2000, net sales increased 38.9% to $58.0 million compared to $41.7 million during the same period last year. Net income for the six-month period this year was $928,000, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, during the same period last year.
Morris Goldfarb, Chief Executive Officer of G-III commented, "This quarter's results mark the sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year increases in operating results. The Company's growth was fueled by strong improvements in both our licensed and non-licensed segments."
Mr. Goldfarb concluded, "Our order book remains well ahead of last year in both our licensed and non-licensed businesses. We believe the Company's winning strategy of building upon its strong portfolio of brands has positioned us for further growth for the balance of fiscal 2001 and beyond."
G-III Apparel Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of leather and non-leather outerwear apparel. The Company has fashion licenses with Kenneth Cole Productions, Nine West Group, Cole Haan, and Jones Apparel Group, a distribution agreement for Caterpillar apparel and licensing agreements with the National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and more than 20 universities nationwide.
Statements concerning the Company's business outlook for future economic performance; anticipated revenues, expenses or other financial items; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under the Federal Securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to, reliance on foreign manufacturers, the nature of the apparel industry, including changing customer demand and tastes, seasonality, customer acceptance of new product, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management, general economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
G-III APPAREL GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES (NASDAQ:GIII) CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended 7/31/00 7/31/99 7/31/00 7/31/99 ------- ------- ------- ------- Net sales 47,385 $ 33,246 57,963 $41,716 Cost of sales 33,587 23,761 41,985 31,398 Gross profit 13,798 9,485 15,978 10,318 Selling, general and administrative expenses 7,280 6,772 13,582 13,659 Operating profit (loss) 6,518 2,713 2,396 (3,341) Interest and financing charges, net 787 430 872 528 Income (loss) before minority interest and income taxes 5,731 2,283 1,524 (3,869) Minority interest 382 9 813 Income (loss) before income taxes 5,731 2,665 1,533 (3,056) Income tax expense (benefit) 2,284 1,066 605 (1,222) Net income (loss) $ 3,447 $ 1,599 $ 928 $ (1,834) Basic net income (loss) per common share $ 0.53 $ 0.24 $ 0.14 $ (0.27) Diluted net income (loss) per common share $ 0.49 $ 0.24 $ 0.13 $ (0.27) Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 6,524,360 6,717,921 6,569,370 6,717,921 Diluted 7,048,484 6,786,911 7,033,839 6,717,921
Contacts: Investor Relations Cheryl Schneider/ Hani Henein Press: Greg Tiberend/Ellen Paz (212) 850-5600 G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. Wayne Miller, Chief Financial Officer (212) 403-0500