THIRD QUARTER RESULTS
Net sales for the third fiscal quarter were
$210.8 million, a decrease of 20.3%, or 19.4% excluding the impact of foreign currency rates. Net loss per diluted share was $0.89. On an adjusted basis, excluding non-recurring items, net loss per diluted share was $0.84. The non-recurring items include Elizabeth Arden repositioning and restructuring costs. A reconciliation between GAAP and adjusted results can be found in the tables and footnotes at the end of this press release.
Net sales of the Company’s
North America segment decreased 23% to $121.9 million from $158.7 million in the prior year. The decline in net sales was primarily due to fewer fragrance launches in the fiscal 2014 period as compared to the prior year and lower replenishment orders at a number of non-prestige retail accounts. Net sales of the Company’s international segment decreased 16% to $89 million from $106 million in the prior year. At constant currency rates, net sales decreased 14%. The sales decline in the international segment reflects the Company’s efforts to maintain product pricing across both Elizabeth Arden branded products and its key fragrance brands.
Net sales of
Elizabeth Arden branded skin care, color and fragrance products declined by 19% for the third fiscal quarter and by 3% fiscal year-to-date, in each case at constant currency rates. Retail sales at the Company's Elizabeth Arden flagship counters have increased 11% in North America year-over-year since conversion, and retail sales at the Company’s international flagship doors have increased 11% since conversion, or 19% excluding underperforming travel retail doors in Korea. The Company remains encouraged by the results, particularly given that all of the flagship doors are now reaching the anniversary of their reset dates.
실적도 안 좋고, 내용도 안 좋고, 평도 안 좋고, 주가도 안 좋다.
그런데 밸류에이션은 여전히 낮지 않다.
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