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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:30:00 AM
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Wolverine World Wide Reaffirms

Wolverine World Wide (WWW) reported 2nd Quarter June 2016 earnings of $0.25 per share on revenue of $583.7 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.22 per share on revenue of $579.0 million. Revenue fell 7.4% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it continues to expect 2016 earnings of $1.30 to $1.40 per share on revenue of $2.475 billion to $2.575 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.35 per share on revenue of $2.54 billion for the year ending December 31, 2016.

Wolverine World Wide Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of casual footwear and apparel, performance outdoor and athletic footwear and apparel, children’s footwear, industrial work boots and apparel, and uniform shoes and boots.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.25
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.22
Reported Revenue
$583.7 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$579.0 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Wolverine Worldwide Announces Second-Quarter Results And Reaffirms Full-Year Outlook

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (WWW) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 18, 2016. Adjusted financial results exclude restructuring and impairment costs. References to underlying revenue indicate reported revenue adjusted for the impact of foreign exchange, retail store closures, and the exit of the Cushe business.

"We delivered better-than-expected results for the second quarter," said Blake W. Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. "Equally important, we continued to drive progress against our key strategic initiatives, which are designed to accelerate growth and improve earnings performance through a relentless focus on the consumer, product innovation, and compelling storytelling. While the global retail environment continues to be volatile, our diversified business model - built around an industry-leading portfolio of brands - served us well in the quarter, and we expect that it will continue to be a critical competitive advantage for us in the future."

SECOND-QUARTER 2016 REVIEW

Reported revenue of $583.7 million was in line with expectations, declining 7.4% versus the prior year. Underlying revenue declined 5.2% versus the prior year.

Reported gross margin was 38.8%, compared to 39.1% in the prior year. Gross margin on a constant currency basis was 39.8%, an increase of 70 basis points versus the prior year.

Reported operating margin was 7.2%, compared to 7.6% in the prior year. Adjusted operating margin on a constant currency basis was 8.4%, up 30 basis points versus the prior year’s adjusted operating margin.

Reported diluted earnings per share were $0.24 in the current and prior year quarter. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.25, which exceeded expectations, and on a constant currency basis were $0.30, compared to $0.27 in the prior year.

-- Inventory balances at the end of the quarter were 2.9% lower than the prior year.

Cash and cash equivalents were $221.7 million. Reported debt was $808.0 million, which resulted in net debt of $586.3 million at quarter end.

The Company repurchased 136,521 shares during the quarter at an average price of $17.94 per share.

"We are pleased with our performance for the second quarter," stated Mike Stornant, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Our team’s disciplined execution of our business model allowed us to effectively manage inventory below last year’s level. Looking ahead, we plan to leverage our operational strengths to enhance earnings and drive greater value for our shareholders."

FISCAL 2016 OUTLOOK

The Company is reaffirming its revenue and reported and adjusted diluted earnings per share outlook for fiscal 2016, as well as its expectation for inventory levels, as follows:

Consolidated reported revenue in the range of $2.475 billion to $2.575 billion, a decline in the range of approximately 8.0% to 4.3% on a reported basis and 5.0% to 1.0% on an underlying basis.

Reported diluted earnings per share in the range of $1.16 to $1.26. Adjusted diluted earnings per share in the range of $1.30 to $1.40. On a constant currency basis, adjusted earnings per share in the range of $1.48 to $1.58.

-- Inventory levels to be meaningfully lower than 2015 at year-end.

EARNINGS CALL INFORMATION The Company will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results and current business trends. The conference call will be broadcast live and accessible under the "Investor Relations" tab at wolverineworldwide.com. A replay of the conference call will be available at the Company’s website for a period of approximately 30 days.

ABOUT WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Merrell?, Sperry?, Hush Puppies?, Saucony?, Wolverine?, Keds?, Stride Rite?, Sebago?, Chaco?, Bates?, and HYTEST?. The Company also is the global footwear licensee of the popular brands Cat? and Harley-Davidson?. The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 200 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website, wolverineworldwide.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding: the Company’s ability to successfully execute key strategic initiatives, the Company’s ability to accelerate growth and improve earnings performance; the advantages of the Company’s diversified business model; the Company’s ability to leverage operational strengths to enhance earnings and drive shareholder value; and the Company’s fiscal 2016 guidance. In addition, words such as "guidance," "estimates," "anticipates," "believes," "forecasts," "step," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "is likely," "expects," "intends," "should," "will," "confident," variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions ("Risk Factors") that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, likelihood, and degree of occurrence. Risk Factors include, among others: changes in general economic conditions, employment rates, business conditions, interest rates, tax policies and other factors affecting consumer spending in the markets and regions in which the Company’s products are sold; the inability for any reason to effectively compete in global footwear, apparel and consumer-direct markets; the inability to maintain positive brand images and anticipate, understand and respond to changing footwear and apparel trends and consumer preferences; the inability to effectively manage inventory levels; increases or changes in duties, tariffs, quotas or applicable assessments in countries of import and export; currency fluctuations; currency restrictions; capacity constraints, production disruptions, quality issues, price increases or other risks associated with foreign sourcing; the cost and availability of raw materials, inventories, services and labor for owned and contract manufacturers; labor disruptions; changes in relationships with, including the loss of, significant wholesale customers; the failure of the U.S. Department of Defense to exercise future purchase options or award new contracts, or the cancellation or modification of existing contracts by the Department of Defense or other military purchasers; risks related to the significant investment in, and performance of, the Company’s consumer-direct operations; risks related to the expanding into new markets and complementary product categories as well as consumer-direct operations; the impact of seasonality and unpredictable weather conditions; changes in general economic conditions and/or the credit markets on the Company’s distributors, suppliers and customers; increase in the Company’s effective tax rates; failure of licensees or distributors to meet planned annual sales goals or to make timely payments to the Company; the risks of doing business in developing countries, and politically or economically volatile areas; the ability to secure and protect owned intellectual property or use licensed intellectual property; the impact of regulation, regulatory and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; the potential breach of the Company’s databases, or those of its vendors, which contain certain personal information or payment card data; problems affecting the Company’s distribution system, including service interruptions at shipping and receiving ports; strategic actions, including new initiatives and ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, and the Company’s success in integrating acquired businesses, and implementing new initiatives and ventures; the risk of impairment to goodwill and other acquired intangibles; the success of the Company’s consumer-direct realignment initiatives; changes in future pension funding requirements and pension expenses; and additional factors discussed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and exhibits thereto. The foregoing Risk Factors, as well as other existing Risk Factors and new Risk Factors that emerge from time to time, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Furthermore, the Company undertakes no obligation to update, amend, or clarify forward-looking statements.

WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share data)
12 Weeks Ended
24 Weeks Ended
June 18,
June 20,
June 18,
June 20,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Revenue
$
583.7
$
630.1
$
1,161.3
$
1,261.5
Cost of goods sold
357.1
383.7
702.0
753.7
Restructuring costs
--
--
3.9
--
Gross profit
226.6
246.4
455.4
507.8
Gross margin
38.8
%
39.1
%
39.2
%
40.3
%
Selling, general and administrative expenses
183.0
195.1
367.1
393.9
Restructuring and impairment costs
1.8
3.7
12.5
2.7
Operating expenses
184.8
198.8
379.6
396.6
Operating expenses as a % of revenue
31.7
%
31.6
%
32.7
%
31.4
%
Operating profit
41.8
47.6
75.8
111.2
Operating margin
7.2
%
7.6
%
6.5
%
8.8
%
Interest expense, net
7.8
9.0
16.3
18.5
Other expense, net
1.1
1.8
1.0
0.8
Total other expenses
8.9
10.8
17.3
19.3
Earnings before income taxes
32.9
36.8
58.5
91.9
Income tax expense
8.8
11.6
16.8
26.6
Effective tax rate
26.7
%
31.4
%
28.8
%
28.9
%
Net earnings
24.1
25.2
41.7
65.3
Less: net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling 0.1
(0.1)
0.3
(0.1)
interests
Net earnings attributable to Wolverine World Wide,
$
24.0
$
25.3
$
41.4
$
65.4
Inc.
Diluted earnings per share
$
0.24
$
0.24
$
0.42
$
0.63
Supplemental information:
Net earnings used to calculate diluted earnings per
$
23.5
$
24.9
$
40.5
$
64.3
share
Shares used to calculate earnings per share
96.1
101.6
96.1
101.3
Weighted average shares outstanding
99.5
103.2
99.4
102.8
WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
June 18,
June 20,
2016
2015
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents
$
221.7
$
220.7
Accounts receivables, net
312.6
355.3
Inventories, net
439.3
452.2
Other current assets
46.9
79.8
Total current assets
1,020.5
1,108.0
Property, plant and equipment, net
149.3
137.3
Goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangibles 1,117.3
1,124.4
Other non-current assets
166.4
173.3
Total assets
$
2,453.5
$
2,543.0
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities
$
311.3
$
345.8
Current maturities of long-term debt
19.7
45.2
Total current liabilities
331.0
391.0
Long-term debt
788.3
776.3
Other non-current liabilities
332.2
376.9
Stockholders’ equity
1,002.0
998.8
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
2,453.5
$
2,543.0
WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
24 Weeks Ended
June 18,
June 20,
2016
2015
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net earnings
$
41.7
$
65.3
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
20.3
21.7
Stock-based compensation expense
11.5
14.1
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
(0.1)
(3.8)
Pension and SERP expense
4.8
12.9
Restructuring and impairment costs
16.4
2.7
Other
(17.9)
(7.0)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
(3.9)
(11.0)
Net cash provided by operating activities
72.8
94.9
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Additions to property, plant and equipment
(28.2)
(15.8)
Investment in joint venture
(0.5)
--
Other
2.7
3.2
Net cash used in investing activities
(26.0)
(12.6)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Payments on long-term debt
(2.8)
(67.7)
Cash dividends paid
(11.8)
(12.3)
Purchase of common stock for treasury
(6.0)
(5.9)
Purchases of shares under employee stock plans
(4.3)
(7.5)
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options
2.2
8.5
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
0.1
3.8
Contributions from noncontrolling interests
1.3
--
Net cash used in financing activities
(21.3)
(81.1)
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes
2.1
(4.3)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
27.6
(3.1)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year
194.1
223.8
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period
$
221.7
$
220.7

The following tables contain information regarding the non-GAAP adjustments used by the Company in the presentation of its financial results:

WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
Q2 2016 RECONCILIATION TABLES
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED REVENUE TO
UNDERLYING REVENUE*
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
GAAP
Foreign
Fiscal
GAAP
Adjustments (1)
Fiscal
Underlying
Reported
Basis
Exchange
2016 Q2
Basis
2015 Q2
Growth
Growth
Fiscal 2016 Impact
Constant
Fiscal 2015
Adjusted
Q2
Currency
Q2
Basis
Basis
Revenue $
583.7
$
3.0
$
586.7
$
630.1
$
(11.4)
$
618.7
(5.2)%
(7.4)%
(1)
Adjustments include the impact from retail stores closures and the exit of the Cushe business.
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED GROSS MARGIN TO ADJUSTED
GROSS MARGIN ON A CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS*
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
GAAP Basis
Foreign
As Adjusted on
Exchange Impact
a Constant
Currency Basis
Gross Profit - Fiscal 2016 Q2 226.6
$
6.9
233.5
Gross margin
38.8
%
39.8
%
Gross Profit - Fiscal 2015 Q2 $
246.4
$
246.4
Gross margin
39.1
%
39.1
%
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED OPERATING MARGIN TO ADJUSTED
OPERATING MARGIN ON A CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS*
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
GAAP Basis
Foreign
Adjustments (1)
As Adjusted on a
Exchange Impact
Constant
Currency Basis
Operating Profit - Fiscal 2016 Q2 $
41.8
$
5.9
$
1.8
$
49.5
Operating margin
7.2
%
8.4
%
Operating Profit - Fiscal 2015 Q2 $
47.6
$
3.7
$
51.3
Operating margin
7.6
%
8.1
%
(1)
Fiscal 2016 Q2 and fiscal 2015 Q2 Adjustments include restructuring and impairment costs.
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED DILUTED EPS TO ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS ON A CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS*
(Unaudited)
GAAP Basis
Adjustments (1)
As Adjusted Foreign
As Adjusted
EPS
EPS
Exchange
EPS On a
Impact
Constant
Currency Basis
Fiscal 2016 Q2 $
0.24
$
0.01
$
0.25
$
0.05
$
0.30
Fiscal 2015 Q2 $
0.24
$
0.03
$
0.27
(1)
Fiscal 2016 Q2 and fiscal 2015 Q2 Adjustments include restructuring and impairment costs.
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED DEBT TO NET DEBT*
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
Fiscal 2016 Q2
GAAP reported debt
$
808.0
Cash and cash equivalents (221.7)
Net debt
$
586.3
2016 GUIDANCE RECONCILIATION TABLES
RECONCILIATION OF FISCAL 2016 FULL-YEAR REPORTED REVENUE GROWTH
GUIDANCE TO UNDERLYING REVENUE GROWTH GUIDANCE*
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
GAAP Basis
Foreign Exchange
Adjustments (1)
Underlying Full-
Full-Year Revenue
Impact
Year Revenue
Fiscal 2016 Revenue Guidance $
2,475 - 2,575
$
40.0
$
2,515 - 2,615
Fiscal 2015 Revenue
$
2,691.6
$
(63.6)
$
2,628.0
Percentage growth
(8.0) - (4.3)%
(4.3) - (0.5)%
(1)
Adjustments include the impact from retail store closures and the exited Cushe business.
RECONCILIATION OF FISCAL 2016 FULL-YEAR DILUTED EPS GUIDANCE TO ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS ON A CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS GUIDANCE*
(Unaudited)
GAAP Basis
Adjustments (1)
As Adjusted
Foreign
As Adjusted
Full-Year 2016
Full-Year 2016
Exchange
Full-Year 2016
Guidance
Guidance
Impact
Guidance Constant
Currency Basis
Diluted earnings per share $
1.16
-
1.26
$
0.14
$
1.30
-
1.40
$
0.18
$
1.48
-
1.58
(1)
Fiscal 2016 Full-Year Guidance Adjustments include estimated restructuring costs.
* To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company describes what certain financial measures would have been if restructuring and impairment costs were excluded.
The Company also describes underlying revenue, which excludes the impact of foreign exchange, the impact of retail store closures and the exit of the Cushe business in fiscal 2016. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors to increase comparability to the prior period by adjusting for certain items that may not be indicative of core operating measures and to better identify trends in our business.
The adjusted financial results are used by management to, and allow investors to, evaluate the operating performance of the Company on a comparable basis. The Company has defined net debt as debt less cash and cash equivalents.
The Company believes that netting these sources of cash against debt provides a clearer picture of the future demands on cash to repay debt.
The Company evaluates results of operations on both a reported and a constant currency basis. The constant currency presentation, which is a non-GAAP measure, excludes the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The Company believes providing constant currency information provides valuable supplemental information regarding results of operations, consistent with how the Company evaluates performance. The Company calculates constant currency by converting the current-period local currency financial results using the prior period exchange rates and comparing these adjusted amounts to our current period reported results. Management does not, nor should investors, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitution for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.
A reconciliation of all non-GAAP measures included in this press release, to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, are found in the financial tables above.

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