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Carter's, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2013 Results

February 26, 2014

  • Fourth Quarter Net Sales $770 Million, Up 12%
  • Fourth Quarter EPS $0.78, Down 4%; Adjusted EPS $1.02, Up 14%
  • Fiscal 2013 Net Sales $2.6 Billion, Up 11%
  • Fiscal 2013 EPS $2.75, Up 2%; Adjusted EPS $3.37, Up 18%
  • Returned $482 Million to Shareholders Via Share Repurchases and Dividends in 2013
  • Board of Directors Authorizes Quarterly Dividend Increase of 19% to $0.19 Per Share

    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI), the largest branded marketer in the United States of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, today reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 results.

    “Carter's achieved its 25th consecutive year of sales growth in 2013. This performance reflects our focus on providing consumers with the best value and experience in young children’s apparel, extending the reach of our brands, and improving profitability,” said Michael D. Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are planning good growth in sales and earnings in 2014, driven by our direct-to-consumer businesses in the U.S. and Canada."

    Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2013 compared to Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2012

    Consolidated net sales increased $80.4 million, or 11.7%, to $769.7 million. Net domestic sales of the Company’s Carter’s brands increased $50.2 million, or 9.7%, to $567.2 million. Net domestic sales of the Company’s OshKosh B’gosh brand increased $8.7 million, or 8.1%, to $116.1 million. Net international sales increased $21.4 million, or 33.0%, to $86.3 million. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted net international sales by approximately $3.5 million, or 5.4%.

    Operating income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 decreased $5.0 million, or 6.3%, to $73.4 million, compared to $78.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Fourth quarter fiscal 2013 operating income includes expenses totaling approximately $21.0 million related to the previously-announced office consolidation; the amortization associated with the previously-announced acquisition of tradenames; the costs to exit retail operations in Japan, as discussed further below; the previously-announced Hogansville, Georgia distribution center closure; and the revaluation of contingent consideration associated with the acquisition of Bonnie Togs in 2011. Fourth quarter fiscal 2012 operating income included expenses totaling approximately $7.5 million related to the office consolidation; the revaluation of the Bonnie Togs contingent consideration; and the Hogansville distribution center closure. Excluding the expenses noted above in both periods, adjusted operating income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 increased $8.5 million, or 10.0%, to $94.4 million, compared to $85.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

    Net income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 decreased $5.9 million, or 12.2%, to $42.7 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, compared to $48.7 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Excluding the expenses noted above in both periods, adjusted net income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 increased $2.5 million, or 4.6%, to $56.2 million, compared to $53.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Adjusted earnings per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 14.0% to $1.02, compared to $0.89 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

    Business Segment Results (Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2013 compared to Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2012)

    Carter’s Segments

    Carter’s retail segment sales increased $40.2 million, or 15.8%, to $295.3 million. The increase was driven by incremental sales of $22.5 million from new retail store openings and $18.7 million from eCommerce. This growth was partially offset by $0.5 million in lower sales due to retail store closings and a $0.5 million decrease in comparable retail store sales. Carter's direct-to-consumer comparable sales, defined as the combination of retail store and eCommerce comparable sales, increased 7.3%, comprised of eCommerce comparable sales growth of 48.3% and a retail store comparable sales decline of 0.2%. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company opened 21 Carter’s retail stores in the United States. As of the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company operated 476 Carter’s retail stores in the United States.

    Carter’s wholesale segment sales grew $10.0 million, or 3.8%, to $271.9 million, principally driven by growth in the Carter's brand.

    OshKosh B’gosh Segments

    OshKosh retail segment sales increased $6.7 million, or 7.5%, to $95.6 million. The increase reflects incremental sales of $6.2 million from eCommerce and $4.6 million from new retail store openings. The increases were partially offset by $2.7 million attributed to retail store closings and a $1.5 million decline in comparable retail store sales. OshKosh direct-to-consumer comparable sales increased 5.5%, comprised of eCommerce comparable sales growth of 46.5% and a retail store comparable sales decline of 2.1%. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company opened 11 OshKosh retail stores in the United States. As of the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company operated 181 OshKosh retail stores in the United States.

    OshKosh wholesale segment sales increased $2.1 million, or 11.3%, to $20.5 million.

    International Segment

    International segment sales increased $21.4 million, or 33.0%, to $86.3 million, principally driven by the Company's retail store and wholesale businesses in Canada. Our retail operations in Japan, which are not comparable to the prior year period, contributed $3.8 million to international segment sales. As noted above, foreign currency translation negatively impacted international segment net sales by approximately $3.5 million. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company opened six retail stores in Canada. As of the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company operated 102 retail stores in Canada.

    In the first quarter of 2013, we assumed control of retail operations in Japan, previously managed by a licensee. In fiscal 2013, our retail operations in Japan generated net sales of $15.9 million and an operating loss of $11.3 million, which includes exit costs of $4.1 million. In the fourth quarter of 2013, we decided to exit those operations based on revised forecasts which do not meet our investment objectives.

    Fiscal 2013 compared to Fiscal 2012

    Consolidated net sales increased $257.0 million, or 10.8%, to $2.6 billion. Net domestic sales of the Company’s Carter’s brands increased $189.2 million, or 10.5%, to $2.0 billion. Net domestic sales of the Company’s OshKosh B’gosh brand increased $0.8 million, or 0.2%, to $363.9 million. Net international sales increased $67.0 million, or 30.7%, to $285.3 million. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted net international sales by approximately $6.8 million, or 3.1%.

    Operating income in fiscal 2013 increased $2.2 million, or 0.8%, to $264.2 million, compared to $262.0 million in fiscal 2012. Operating income for fiscal 2013 includes expenses totaling approximately $55.7 million incurred in connection with the office consolidation; amortization of acquired tradenames; costs to exit retail operations in Japan; revaluation of the Bonnie Togs contingent consideration; and Hogansville distribution center closure. Operating income in fiscal 2012 included expenses totaling approximately $13.1 million related to costs associated with the office consolidation; the revaluation of the Bonnie Togs contingent consideration; and the Hogansville distribution center closure. Excluding the expenses noted above in both periods, adjusted operating income in fiscal 2013 increased $44.8 million, or 16.3%, to $319.8 million, compared to $275.1 million in fiscal 2012.

    Net income in fiscal 2013 decreased $0.7 million, or 0.5%, to $160.4 million, or $2.75 per diluted share, compared to $161.2 million, or $2.69 per diluted share, in fiscal 2012. Excluding the expenses noted above in both periods, adjusted net income in fiscal 2013 increased $25.8 million, or 15.1%, to $196.5 million, compared to adjusted net income of $170.7 million in fiscal 2012. Adjusted diluted earnings per share in fiscal 2013 increased 18.2% to $3.37, compared to $2.85 per diluted share in fiscal 2012.

    Cash flow from operations in fiscal 2013 was $209.7 million compared to cash flow from operations of $278.6 million in fiscal 2012. The decrease was driven by changes in net working capital.

    Business Segment Results (Fiscal 2013 compared to Fiscal 2012)

    Carter’s Segments

    Carter’s retail segment sales increased $135.3 million, or 16.5%, to $954.2 million, driven by incremental sales of $79.1 million generated by new retail store openings, $54.6 million generated by eCommerce sales, and a comparable retail store sales increase of $6.8 million, partially offset by the impact of retail store closings of $5.3 million. Carter's direct-to-consumer comparable sales increased 7.7%, comprised of eCommerce comparable sales growth of 49.9% and a retail store comparable sales growth of 1.0%. In fiscal 2013, the Company opened 65 Carter’s retail stores in the United States and closed two.

    Carter’s wholesale segment sales increased $54.0 million, or 5.5%, to $1,035.4 million, reflecting growth in all Carter's brands.

    OshKosh B’gosh Segments

    OshKosh retail segment sales increased $6.0 million, or 2.1%, to $289.3 million, driven by incremental sales of $13.5 million generated by eCommerce sales and $11.0 million generated by new retail store openings, partially offset by the impact of retail store closings of $10.5 million and a comparable retail store sales decrease of $8.0 million. OshKosh direct-to-consumer comparable sales increased 2.0%, comprised of eCommerce comparable sales growth of 40.9% and a retail store comparable sales decline of 3.4%. In fiscal 2013, the Company opened eighteen OshKosh retail stores in the United States and closed five.

    OshKosh wholesale segment sales decreased $5.2 million, or 6.5%, to $74.6 million.

    International Segment

    International segment sales increased $67.0 million, or 30.7%, to $285.3 million, principally driven by our retail store and wholesale businesses in Canada and higher wholesale sales in other markets. Our retail sales in Japan, which are not comparable to the prior year, contributed $15.9 million to international segment sales. As noted above, foreign currency translation negatively impacted international segment net sales by approximately $6.8 million. In fiscal 2013, the Company opened 21 retail stores in Canada and closed one.

    Dividends

    In the second, third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2013, the Company's Board of Directors authorized quarterly cash dividends of $0.16 per share totaling $27.7 million.

    On February 19, 2014, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a 19% increase ($0.03 per share) to the quarterly cash dividend, to $0.19 per share for payment on March 20, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 10, 2014.

    Future declarations of quarterly dividends and the establishment of related record and payment dates will be at the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors based on a number of factors, including the Company's future financial performance and other considerations.

    Stock Repurchase Activity

    On May 9, 2013, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the Company to repurchase shares of its common stock up to $300 million, inclusive of amounts remaining under previous authorizations. On August 22, 2013, the Board of Directors approved an additional $400 million share repurchase authorization.

    As previously disclosed, in August 2013, the Company entered into accelerated stock repurchase ("ASR") agreements of $400 million. During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company received approximately 4.6 million shares under the ASR, which were retired upon receipt.

    The ASR agreements were settled in January 2014 with the delivery to the Company of approximately one million additional shares. As of the date of settlement, total shares received under the agreements were approximately 5.6 million at an average price of $70.99 per share.

    During the first three quarters of fiscal 2013, the Company repurchased 816,402 shares for $54.1 million at an average price of $66.31 in the open market. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company did not purchase shares in the open market due to the ASR arrangement.

    As of February 25, 2014, the total remaining capacity under the Company's share repurchase authorizations was $267.2 million.

    2014 Business Outlook

    For fiscal 2014, the Company projects net sales to increase approximately 8% to 10% over fiscal 2013 and adjusted diluted earnings per share to increase approximately 12% to 15% compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $3.37 in fiscal 2013. This forecast for fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings per share excludes anticipated expenses of approximately $16 million related to the amortization of the acquired tradenames discussed above, approximately $6 million related to operating losses associated with retail operations in Japan, approximately $5 million related to the previously-announced corporate office consolidation, approximately $2 million to $3 million related to the Bonnie Togs acquisition, and other items the Company believes to be nonrepresentative of underlying business performance.

    For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company projects net sales to increase approximately 8% to 10% over the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and adjusted diluted earnings per share to decline approximately 10% to 15% compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.79 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, reflecting the expected impact of higher product costs and investment spending. This forecast for first quarter fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings per share excludes anticipated expenses of approximately $6 million related to the amortization of the acquired tradenames discussed above, approximately $4 million to $5 million related to operating losses associated with retail operations in Japan, approximately $2 million related to the previously-announced corporate office consolidation, approximately $0.5 million related to the Bonnie Togs acquisition, and other items the Company believes to be nonrepresentative of underlying business performance.

    Conference Call

    The Company will hold a conference call with investors to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 results and its business outlook on February 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the call, please dial 913-312-1491. To listen to a live broadcast of the call on the internet, please log on to www.carters.com and select the “Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call” link under the “Investor Relations” tab. Presentation materials for the call can be accessed under the same "Investor Relations" tab by selecting the “Webcasts & Presentations” link under the “News & Events” tab. A replay of the call will be available shortly after the broadcast through March 7, 2014, at 888-203-1112 (U.S. / Canada) or 719-457-0820 (international), passcode 6050323. The replay will also be archived on the Company's website.

    About Carter's, Inc.

    Carter's, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in the United States of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 700 Company-operated stores in the United States and Canada and on-line at www.carters.com and www.oshkoshbgosh.com. The Company's Just One You, Precious Firsts, and Genuine Kids brands are available at Target, and its Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart. Carter's is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at www.carters.com.

    Cautionary Language

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to the Company's future performance, including, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company's anticipated financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 and fiscal year 2014, or any other future period, assessment of the Company's performance and financial position, and drivers of the Company's sales and earnings growth. Such statements are based on current expectations only, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, or projected. Factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include the risks of: losing one or more major customers or financial difficulties for one or more of our major customers; the Company's products not being accepted in the marketplace; changes in consumer preference and fashion trends; negative publicity; the Company failing to protect its intellectual property; the breach of the Company's consumer databases, systems or processes; incurring costs in connection with cooperating with regulatory investigations and proceedings; increased leverage, not being able to repay its indebtedness and being subject to restrictions on operations by the Company's debt agreements; increased production costs; deflationary pricing pressures; decreases in the overall level of consumer spending; disruptions resulting from the Company's dependence on foreign supply sources; the Company's foreign supply sources not meeting the Company's quality standards or regulatory requirements; disruptions in the Company's supply chain or in-sourcing capabilities resulting from sourcing through a single port or otherwise; the loss of the Company's principal product sourcing agent; increased competition in the baby and young children's apparel market; the Company being unable to identify new retail store locations or negotiate appropriate lease terms for the retail stores; the Company not adequately forecasting demand, which could, among other things, create significant levels of excess inventory; failure to achieve sales growth plans, cost savings, and other assumptions that support the carrying value of the Company's intangible assets; not attracting and retaining key individuals within the organization; failure to implement needed upgrades to the Company's information technology systems; disruptions resulting from the Company's transition of distribution functions to its new Braselton facility and not achieving planned efficiencies; being unsuccessful in expanding into international markets and failing to successfully manage legal, regulatory, political and economic risks of international operations, including maintaining compliance with world-wide anti-bribery laws; incurring substantial costs as a result of various claims or pending or threatened lawsuits; and the failure to declare future quarterly dividends. Many of these risks are further described in the most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements." The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

     
    CARTER’S, INC.
    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    (dollars in thousands, except for share data)

    (unaudited)

             
     

    For the fiscal

    quarters ended

    For the fiscal years ended

    December 28,

    2013

       

    December 29,

    2012

    December 28,

    2013

       

    December 29,

    2012

    Net sales $ 769,655 $ 689,253 $ 2,638,711 $ 2,381,734
    Cost of goods sold 447,232   399,364   1,543,332   1,443,786  
    Gross profit 322,423 289,889 1,095,379 937,948
    Selling, general, and administrative expenses 258,841 222,049 868,480 713,211
    Royalty income (9,812 ) (10,527 ) (37,252 ) (37,249 )
    Operating income 73,394 78,367 264,151 261,986
    Interest expense 6,755 1,329 13,437 6,765
    Interest income (147 ) (78 ) (669 ) (234 )
    Other expense (income), net 871   83   1,918   64  
    Income before income taxes 65,915 77,033 249,465 255,391
    Provision for income taxes 23,167   28,341   89,058   94,241  
    Net income $ 42,748   $ 48,692   $ 160,407   $ 161,150  
    Basic net income per common share $ 0.78 $ 0.82 $ 2.78 $ 2.73
    Diluted net income per common share $ 0.78 $ 0.81 $ 2.75 $ 2.69
     
     
    CARTER’S, INC.
    BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS

    (dollars in thousands)

    (unaudited)

             
     
    For the fiscal quarters endedFor the fiscal years ended

    December 28,

    2013

       

    % of

    Total

       

    December 29,

    2012

       

    % of

    Total

    December 28,

    2013

       

    % of

    Total

       

    December 29,

    2012

       

    % of

    Total

    Net sales:

    Carter’s Wholesale $ 271,902 35.3 % $ 261,860 38.0 % $ 1,035,420 39.2 % $ 981,445 41.2 %
    Carter’s Retail (a) 295,333   38.4 % 255,145   37.0 % 954,160   36.2 % 818,909   34.4 %
    Total Carter’s 567,235   73.7 % 517,005   75.0 % 1,989,580   75.4 % 1,800,354   75.6 %
    OshKosh Retail (a) 95,649 12.4 % 88,984 12.9 % 289,311 11.0 % 283,343 11.9 %
    OshKosh Wholesale 20,495   2.7 % 18,413   2.7 % 74,564   2.8 % 79,752   3.3 %
    Total OshKosh 116,144   15.1 % 107,397   15.6 % 363,875   13.8 % 363,095   15.2 %
    International (b) 86,276   11.2 % 64,851   9.4 % 285,256   10.8 % 218,285   9.2 %
    Total net sales $ 769,655   100.0 % $ 689,253   100.0 % $ 2,638,711   100.0 % $ 2,381,734   100.0 %
     

    Operating income (loss):

    % of

    segment

    net sales

    % of

    segment

    net sales

    % of

    segment

    net sales

    % of

    segment

    net sales

    Carter’s Wholesale $ 47,314 17.4 % $ 43,550 16.6 % $ 185,501 17.9 % $ 172,673 17.6 %
    Carter’s Retail (a) 60,529   20.5 % 52,401   20.5 % 181,169   19.0 % 145,940   17.8 %
    Total Carter’s 107,843   19.0 % 95,951   18.6 % 366,670   18.4 % 318,613   17.7 %
    OshKosh Retail (a) 4,086 4.3 % 5,533 6.2 % (1,433 ) (0.5 )% (7,752 ) (2.7 )%
    OshKosh Wholesale 1,867   9.1 % 955   5.2 % 9,796   13.1 % 4,086   5.1 %
    Total OshKosh 5,953   5.1 % 6,488   6.0 % 8,363   2.3 % (3,666 ) (1.0 )%
    International (b) (c) 13,154   15.2 % 14,391   22.2 % 40,641   14.2 % 43,376   19.9 %

    Total segment operating income

    126,950 16.5 % 116,830 17.0 % 415,674 15.8 % 358,323 15.0 %
    Corporate expenses (d) (e) (f) (53,556 ) (7.0 )% (38,463 ) (5.6 )% (151,523 ) (5.7 )% (96,337 ) (4.0 )%
    Total operating income $ 73,394   9.5 % $ 78,367   11.4 % $ 264,151   10.0 % $ 261,986   11.0 %

    (a) Includes eCommerce results.

    (b) Net sales includes international retail, eCommerce, and wholesale sales. Operating income includes international licensing income.

    (c) Includes charges of $0.5 million and $2.8 million for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 28, 2013, respectively, and $0.7 million and $3.6 million for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 29, 2012, respectively, associated with the revaluation of the Company’s contingent consideration. Includes a charge of $4.1 million in both the quarter and fiscal year ended December 28, 2013, related to the Company's exit from retail operations in Japan.

    (d) Corporate expenses generally include expenses related to incentive compensation, stock-based compensation, executive management, severance and relocation, finance, building occupancy, information technology, certain legal fees, consulting, and audit fees.

    (e) Includes the following charges:

     
          Fiscal quarter ended     Fiscal years ended
    (dollars in millions)

    December 28,

    2013

       

    December 29,

    2012

    December 28,

    2013

       

    December 29,

    2012

    Office consolidation costs $ 9.2 $ 6.4 $ 33.3 $ 6.4
    Amortization of H.W. Carter and Sons tradenames $ 6.3 $ $ 13.6 $
    Closure of distribution facility in Hogansville, GA $ 0.9 $ 0.4 $ 1.9 $ 3.1
     

    Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified for comparative purposes.

     
     
    CARTER’S, INC.
    CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    (dollars in thousands, except for share data)

    (unaudited)

             

    December 28,

    2013

    December 29,

    2012

    ASSETS
    Current assets:

    Cash and cash equivalents

    $ 286,546 $ 382,236
    Accounts receivable, net 193,611 168,046
    Finished goods inventories, net 417,754 349,530
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets 35,157 22,216
    Deferred income taxes 37,313   35,675  
    Total current assets 970,381 957,703
    Property, plant, and equipment, net 307,885 170,110
    Tradenames 330,258 306,072
    Goodwill 186,077 189,749
    Deferred debt issuance costs, net 8,088 2,878
    Other assets 9,795   3,597  
    Total assets $ 1,812,484   $ 1,630,109  
     
    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable 164,010 149,625
    Other current liabilities 105,129   94,610  
    Total current liabilities 269,139 244,235
    Long-term debt 586,000 186,000
    Deferred income taxes 121,434 114,341
    Other long-term liabilities 135,180   100,054  
    Total liabilities 1,111,753   644,630  
     
    Commitments and contingencies
     
    Stockholders’ equity:

    Preferred stock; par value $.01 per share; 100,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding at December 28, 2013 and December 29, 2012, respectively

    Common stock, voting; par value $.01 per share; 150,000,000 shares authorized; 54,541,879 and 59,126,639 shares issued and outstanding at December 28, 2013 and December 29, 2012, respectively 545 591
    Additional paid-in capital 4,332 250,276
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss (10,082 ) (11,205 )
    Retained earnings 705,936   745,817  
    Total stockholders’ equity 700,731   985,479  
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,812,484   $ 1,630,109  
     
     
    CARTER’S, INC.
    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

    (dollars in thousands)

    (unaudited)

         
     

    For the fiscal years ended

    December 28,

    2013

       

    December 29,

    2012

    Cash flows from operating activities:
    Net income $ 160,407 $ 161,150
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization 54,915 39,848
    Amortization of H.W. Carter and Sons tradenames 13,588
    Non-cash revaluation of contingent consideration 2,825 3,589
    Amortization of debt issuance costs 1,049 877
    Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 16,040 13,049
    Income tax benefit from stock-based compensation (11,040 ) (2,760 )
    Loss on disposal of property, plant, and equipment 272 802
    Deferred income taxes 596 (9,651 )
    Effect of changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    Accounts receivable (26,064 ) (10,200 )
    Inventories (70,691 ) (1,790 )
    Prepaid expenses and other assets (18,716 ) (6,004 )
    Accounts payable and other liabilities 86,515   89,709  
    Net cash provided by operating activities 209,696   278,619  
     
    Cash flows from investing activities:
    Capital expenditures (182,525 ) (83,398 )
    Acquisition of tradenames (38,007 )
    Proceeds from sale of property, plant, and equipment   6  
    Net cash used in investing activities (220,532 ) (83,392 )
     
    Cash flows from financing activities:
    Proceeds from senior notes 400,000
    Payments of debt issue costs (6,989 ) (1,916 )
    Borrowings under revolving credit facility 2,500
    Payments on revolving credit facility (52,500 )
    Repurchase of common stock (454,133 )
    Payment of contingent consideration (14,721 )
    Dividends paid (27,715 )
    Income tax benefit from stock-based compensation 11,040 2,760
    Withholdings from vesting of restricted stock (5,052 ) (2,846 )
    Proceeds from exercise of stock options 12,912   5,685  
    Net cash used in financing activities (84,658 ) (46,317 )
       
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (196 ) (168 )
    Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (95,690 ) 148,742
    Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 382,236   233,494  
    Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 286,546   $ 382,236  
     
     
    CARTER’S, INC.
    RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO ADJUSTED RESULTS

    (dollars in millions, except earnings per share)

         
     
    Fiscal quarter ended December 28, 2013

    Gross Margin

       

    SG&A

       

    Operating

    Income

       

    Net Income

       

    Diluted EPS

    As reported (GAAP) $ 322.4 $ 258.8 $ 73.4 $ 42.7 $ 0.78
    Office consolidation costs (a) (9.2 ) 9.2 5.8 0.11
    Amortization of H.W. Carter and Sons tradenames (6.3 ) 6.3 4.0 0.07
    Costs to exit retail operations in Japan 1.1 (3.0 ) 4.1 2.6 0.05
    Closure of distribution facility in Hogansville, GA (0.9 ) 0.9 0.6 0.01
    Revaluation of contingent consideration (b)   (0.5 ) 0.5   0.5   0.01
    As adjusted (c) $ 323.5   $ 238.9   $ 94.4   $ 56.2   $ 1.02
          Fiscal year ended December 28, 2013
    Gross Margin     SG&A    

    Operating

    Income

        Net Income     Diluted EPS
    As reported (GAAP) $ 1,095.4 $ 868.5 $ 264.2 $ 160.4 $ 2.75
    Office consolidation costs (a) (33.3 ) 33.3 21.0 0.36
    Amortization of H.W. Carter and Sons tradenames (13.6 ) 13.6 8.6 0.15
    Costs to exit retail operations in Japan 1.1 (3.0 ) 4.1 2.6 0.04
    Closure of distribution facility in Hogansville, GA (1.9 ) 1.9 1.2 0.02
    Revaluation of contingent consideration (b)   (2.8 ) 2.8   2.8   0.05
    As adjusted (c) $ 1,096.4   $ 813.9   $ 319.8   $ 196.5   $ 3.37
          Fiscal quarter ended December 29, 2012

    Gross Margin

        SG&A    

    Operating

    Income

        Net Income     Diluted EPS
    As reported (GAAP) $ 289.9   $ 222.0 $ 78.4 $ 48.7 $ 0.81
    Office consolidation costs (a) (6.4 ) 6.4 4.0 0.07
    Revaluation of contingent consideration (b) (0.7 ) 0.7 0.7 0.01
    Closure of distribution facility in Hogansville, GA   (0.4 ) 0.4   0.3  
    As adjusted (c) $ 289.9   $ 214.6   $ 85.9   $ 53.7   $ 0.89
     
         
    Fiscal year ended December 29, 2012
    Gross Margin     SG&A    

    Operating

    Income

       

    Net Income

       

    Diluted EPS

    As reported (GAAP) $ 937.9   $ 713.2 $ 262.0 $ 161.2 $ 2.69
    Office consolidation costs (a) (6.4 ) 6.4 4.0 0.07
    Revaluation of contingent consideration (b) (3.6 ) 3.6 3.6 0.06
    Closure of distribution facility in Hogansville, GA   (3.1 ) 3.1   1.9   0.03
    As adjusted (c) $ 937.9   $ 700.1   $ 275.1   $ 170.7   $ 2.85
     

    (a) Costs associated with office consolidation including severance, relocation, accelerated depreciation and other charges.

    (b) Revaluation of the contingent consideration liability associated with the Company's 2011 acquisition of Bonnie Togs.

    (c) In addition to the results provided in this earnings release in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements that present SG&A, operating income, net income, and net income on a diluted share basis excluding the adjustments discussed above. The Company believes these adjustments provide a meaningful comparison of the Company’s results. The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements included in this earnings release should not be considered as an alternative to net income or as any other measurement of performance derived in accordance with GAAP. The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements are presented for informational purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the Company’s future condition or results of operations.

     

     

    Note: Results may not be additive due to rounding. Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified for comparative purposes.

     
     
    CARTER’S, INC.
    RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO ADJUSTED RESULTS

    (dollars in millions, except earnings per share)

         
     
    Fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013

    SG&A

       

    Operating

    Income

       

    Net Income

       

    Diluted EPS

    As reported (GAAP): $ 185.4 $ 66.9 $ 41.4 $ 0.69
    Office consolidation costs (a) (8.0 ) 8.0 5.1 0.09
    Revaluation of contingent consideration (b) (0.9 ) 0.9 0.9 0.02
    Closure of distribution facility in Hogansville, GA (0.6 ) 0.6   0.4   0.01
    As adjusted (c): $ 175.9   $ 76.4   $ 47.7   $ 0.79
     

    (a) Costs related to consolidating our Shelton, Connecticut and Atlanta, Georgia offices, as well as certain functions from our other offices, into a new headquarters facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

    (b) Revaluation of the contingent consideration liability associated with the Company's June 2011 acquisition of Bonnie Togs.

    (c) In addition to the results provided in this earnings release in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements that present SG&A, operating income, net income, and net income on a diluted share basis excluding the adjustments discussed above. The Company believes these adjustments provide a meaningful comparison of the Company’s results. The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements included in this earnings release should not be considered as an alternative to net income or as any other measurement of performance derived in accordance with GAAP. The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements are presented for informational purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the Company’s future condition or results of operations.

     

    Note: Results may not be additive due to rounding. Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified for comparative purposes.

     
     
    CARTER’S, INC.
    RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME ALLOCABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS
             
     

    For the fiscal

    quarters ended

    For the fiscal years ended

    December 28,

    2013

       

    December 29,

    2012

    December 28,

    2013

       

    December 29,

    2012

    Weighted-average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding:
    Basic number of common shares outstanding 53,777,662 58,344,635 56,931,216 58,217,503
    Dilutive effect of equity awards 516,242   871,669   590,951   851,684  
    Diluted number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding 54,293,904   59,216,304       57,522,167   59,069,187  
     

    As reported on a GAAP Basis:

    (dollars in thousands, except per share data)

    Basic net income per common share:
    Net income $

    42,748

    $

    48,692

    $

    160,407

    $

    161,150

    Income allocated to participating securities

    (586

    )

    (632

    )

    (2,144

    )

    (2,095

    )
    Net income available to common shareholders $

    42,162

      $

    48,060

      $

    158,263

      $

    159,055

     
     
    Basic net income per common share $ 0.78 $ 0.82 $ 2.78 $ 2.73
    Diluted net income per common share:
    Net income $

    42,748

    $

    48,692

    $

    160,407

    $

    161,150

    Income allocated to participating securities

    (581

    )

    (625

    )

    (2,126

    )

    (2,072

    )
    Net income available to common shareholders $

    42,167

      $

    48,067

      $

    158,281

      $

    159,078

     
    Diluted net income per common share $ 0.78 $ 0.81 $ 2.75 $ 2.69
     

    As adjusted (a):

    (dollars in thousands, except per share data)

    Basic net income per common share:
    Net income $

    56,160

    $

    53,669

    $

    196,532

    $

    170,717

    Income allocated to participating securities

    (772

    )

    (696

    )

    (2,634

    )

    (2,219

    )
    Net income available to common shareholders $

    55,388

      $

    52,973

      $

    193,898

      $

    168,498

     
    Basic net income per common share $ 1.03 $ 0.91 $ 3.41 $ 2.89
     
    Diluted net income per common share:
    Net income $

    56,160

    $

    53,669

    $

    196,532

    $

    170,717

    Income allocated to participating securities

    (766

    )

    (689

    )

    (2,610

    )

    (2,194

    )
    Net income available to common shareholders $

    55,394

      $

    52,980

      $

    193,922

      $

    168,523

     
    Diluted net income per common share $ 1.02 $ 0.89 $ 3.37 $ 2.85
     

    (a) In addition to the results provided in this earnings release in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements that present per share data excluding the adjustments discussed above. The Company has excluded approximately $13.4 million and $36.1 million in after-tax expenses from these results for quarter and fiscal year ended December 28, 2013, respectively. The Company has excluded approximately $5.0 million and $9.6 million in after-tax expenses from these results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 29, 2012, respectively.






    Carter’s, Inc.

    Sean McHugh, 678-791-7615

    Vice President & Treasurer

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