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|lululemon athletica inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results|
Second Quarter Net Revenue Increases 14% to $97.7 Million
VANCOUVER, Sep 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- lululemon athletica inc. [NASDAQ: LULU; TSX: LLL] today announced financial results for the thirteen weeks ended August 2, 2009.
For the thirteen weeks ended August 2, 2009:
For the twenty-six weeks ended August 2, 2009:
The Company ended the quarter with $83.8 million in cash and cash equivalents as compared to $56.8 million at the end of fiscal 2008. Inventory at the end of the quarter totaled $46.5 million as compared to $52.1 million at the end of fiscal 2008.
Christine Day, lululemon's CEO stated: "At the halfway mark of 2009, we are very pleased with the improving sales momentum in our business, which we believe demonstrates the power of our brand as well as our innovative product offerings, effective market strategy and strength of our management team. Our strong community relationships and focus on healthy lives combined with a continuous flow of well designed, functional, high-quality merchandise is creating a justifiable purchase even to the cautious consumer." Ms. Day continued, "We were also able to improve our gross margin sequentially over the first quarter. This rebound was a result of better same-store sales, our enhanced systems, and an operating model that is allowing us to operate with leaner inventory and therefore gain market share without resorting to markdowns."
For the third quarter of fiscal 2009 we expect comparable-store sales to be relatively flat on a constant-dollar basis compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2008. We anticipate reported net revenue to be in the range of $95 million to $100 million for the quarter, and diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.11 to $0.13 for the quarter. This assumes a tax rate of 35% and 70.6 million diluted weighted-average shares outstanding.
Conference Call Information
A conference call to discuss second quarter results is scheduled for today, September 10, 2009, at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. Investors interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (888) 417-8516 approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call will also be webcast live at www.lululemon.coma. The webcast will be accessible on our website for approximately 30 days after the call.
About lululemon athletica inc.
lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU; TSX:LLL) is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for people to live longer, healthier and more fun lives. By producing products that help keep people active and stress free, lululemon believes that the world will be a better place. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback. For more information, visit www.lululemon.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measure
Constant-dollar net revenue changes, which exclude the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, is not a U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principle ("GAAP") performance measure. We provide constant-dollar net revenue changes because we use the measure to understand the underlying growth rate of revenue excluding the impact on a quarter by quarter basis of changes in foreign exchange rates, which are not under management's direct control. We believe that disclosing net revenue changes on a constant-dollar basis is useful to investors because it enables them to better understand the level of growth of our business.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, such as statements regarding our future financial condition or results of operations, our prospects and strategies for future growth, the development and introduction of new products, and the implementation of our marketing and branding strategies. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "outlook," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation: the possibility that we may not be able to manage operations at our current size or manage growth effectively; risks that consumer spending may continue to decline and that U.S. and global macroeconomic conditions may worsen; the possibility that levels of comparable-store sales or average sales per square foot will decline; the possibility that we may not be able to successfully expand in the United States and other new markets; increased competition causing us to reduce the prices of our products or to increase significantly our marketing efforts in order to avoid losing market share; the possibility that we may not be able to continually innovate and provide our consumers with improved products; the possibility that our suppliers or manufacturers may not produce or deliver our products in a timely or cost-effective manner; and other risk factors detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2009 and in our subsequent reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sec.gov&esheet=6046748&lan=en_US&anchor=www.sec.gov&index=3. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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