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Carter’s, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

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  • Net sales $746 million, growth of 45%

    • Strong growth in all business segments

    • Net sales exceeded Q2 2019 pre-pandemic performance

  • Significantly improved profitability vs. Q2 2020

    • Gross margin 49.4%, 370 basis point expansion

    • Operating margin 14.4% vs. 4.1% in Q2 2020; adjusted operating margin 14.8% vs. 8.0% in Q2 2020

    • Diluted EPS $1.62 vs. $0.19 in Q2 2020; adjusted diluted EPS $1.67 vs. $0.54 in Q2 2020

  • Company raises full year fiscal 2021 outlook

    • Net sales growth of approximately 15%

    • Adjusted diluted EPS growth of approximately 75%

  • Quarterly dividend resumed in Q2 at $0.40 per share

ATLANTA, July 30, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI), the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, today reported its second quarter fiscal 2021 results.

"Carter’s achieved record levels of sales and earnings in the second quarter," said Michael D. Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We continued to see strong demand for our brands, particularly in our stores, reflecting the benefits from store reopenings, progress with vaccinations, and easing of pandemic-related restrictions.

"Our performance meaningfully exceeded our expectations and was driven, we believe, by the strength of our product offerings, more effective marketing, leaner inventories, and improved price realization.

"Given our strong performance in the first half, we are raising our sales and earnings forecasts for the year. Our revised forecasts reflect an increase in second half spending to expedite shipments from Asia to mitigate pandemic-related delays in production.

"In the second half, we are also planning increased investments in eCommerce capabilities, technology, brand marketing, and employee compensation. We believe these investments, together with structural improvements we’ve made in our business over the past year, will enable us to further strengthen our market leadership position and continue to provide the best value and experience in young children’s apparel."

Adjustments to Reported GAAP Results

In addition to the results provided in this earnings release in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements, as presented below. These 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. See "Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Results" section of this release for additional disclosures and reconciliations regarding these non-GAAP financial measures.

Second Fiscal Quarter

2021

2020

(In millions, except earnings per share)

Operating Income

% Net Sales

Net Income

Diluted EPS

Operating Income

% Net Sales

Net Income

Diluted EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$

107.6

14.4

%

$

71.6

$

1.62

$

21.0

4.1

%

$

8.2

$

0.19

Restructuring costs

2.2

1.6

0.04

3.7

2.8

0.07

COVID-19 expenses

1.0

0.8

0.02

12.8

9.7

0.22

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain

(0.4

)

(0.3

)

(0.01

)

3.7

2.8

0.06

As adjusted

$

110.4

14.8

%

$

73.7

$

1.67

$

41.1

8.0

%

$

23.6

$

0.54

First Half

2021

2020

(In millions, except earnings per share)

Operating Income

% Net Sales

Net Income

Diluted EPS

Operating (Loss) Income

% Net Sales

Net (Loss) Income

Diluted EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$

235.1

15.3

%

$

157.8

$

3.58

$

(57.5

)

(4.9

)%

$

(70.5

)

$

(1.64

)

COVID-19 expenses

3.2

2.4

0.05

15.5

11.8

0.27

Restructuring costs

2.7

2.0

0.05

7.5

5.8

0.13

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain

(1.9

)

(1.5

)

(0.03

)

5.0

3.8

0.09

Intangible asset impairment

26.5

20.2

0.47

Goodwill impairment

17.7

17.7

0.41

As adjusted

$

239.0

15.6

%

$

160.7

$

3.64

$

14.8

1.3

%

$

(11.2

)

$

(0.26

)

Note: Results may not be additive due to rounding.

Consolidated Results

The discussion of results below is presented on an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis where noted.

Second Quarter of Fiscal 2021 compared to Second Quarter of Fiscal 2020

Net sales increased $231.5 million, or 45.0%, to $746.4 million, reflecting strong growth in all business segments. The Company’s U.S. Retail, U.S. Wholesale, and International segments grew 34%, 53%, and 93%, respectively. Second quarter fiscal 2020 results were adversely affected by store closures in North America, particularly in the months of April and May, and reduced wholesale customer shipments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates improved consolidated net sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 by $8.0 million.

Operating income increased $86.6 million to $107.6 million, compared to $21.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Operating margin improved to 14.4%, compared to 4.1% in the prior year period. Adjusted operating income (a non-GAAP measure) increased $69.3 million to $110.4 million, compared to $41.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted operating margin increased to 14.8%, compared to 8.0% in the prior year period, reflecting strong product demand, higher gross margin driven by improved price realization, and expense leverage.

Net income was $71.6 million, or $1.62 per diluted share, compared to $8.2 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure) was $73.7 million, compared to $23.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted earnings per diluted share (a non-GAAP measure) was $1.67, compared to $0.54 in the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

First Half of Fiscal 2021 compared to First Half of Fiscal 2020

Net sales increased $364.4 million, or 31.2%, to $1,533.8 million. U.S. Retail, U.S. Wholesale, and International segment net sales grew 31%, 28%, and 46%, respectively. First half fiscal 2020 results were adversely affected by store closures in North America, particularly during the months of March, April and May, and reduced wholesale customer shipments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates improved consolidated net sales in the first half of fiscal 2021 by $11.2 million.

Operating income was $235.1 million, compared to an operating loss of $57.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. The Company recorded incremental inventory-related charges of $41.9 million in the first half of fiscal 2020, primarily due to disruptions related to COVID-19. Operating margin improved to 15.3%, compared to (4.9)% in the prior year period. Adjusted operating income (a non-GAAP measure) increased $224.2 million to $239.0 million, compared to $14.8 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. Adjusted operating margin increased to 15.6%, compared to 1.3% in the prior year period, reflecting strong product demand, including improved price realization, the absence of COVID-related inventory provisions, and expense leverage.

Net income was $157.8 million, or $3.58 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $70.5 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, in the first half of fiscal 2020. Adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure) was $160.7 million, compared to an adjusted net loss of $11.2 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. Adjusted earnings per diluted share (a non-GAAP measure) was $3.64, compared to adjusted loss per diluted share of $0.26 in the first half of fiscal 2020.

Cash flow from operations in the first half of fiscal 2021 was $49.5 million compared to $237.4 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. The decline primarily reflected changes in vendor payment terms, partially offset by meaningfully higher net income.

See the "Business Segment Results" and "Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Results" sections of this release for additional disclosures regarding business segment performance and non-GAAP measures.

Liquidity and Financial Position

The Company’s total liquidity at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2021 was $1.87 billion, comprised of cash and cash equivalents of $1.12 billion and $746 million in unused borrowing capacity on the Company’s $750 million secured revolving credit facility.

Return of Capital

In the second quarter of fiscal 2021, the Company paid a cash dividend of $0.40 per share totaling $17.6 million. The Company’s Board of Directors will evaluate future distributions of capital, including dividends and share repurchases, based on a number of factors, including restrictions under the Company’s revolving credit facility, business conditions, the Company’s financial performance, and other considerations.

Environmental, Social, and Governance Update

Today the Company issued its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. This inaugural report outlines the Company’s long-term commitments and initiatives associated with each of its three CSR strategic pillars: people, product, and planet. The report may be accessed at ir.carters.com.

2021 Business Outlook

The Company’s revised outlook for fiscal year 2021 reflects stronger than expected performance in the first half, and improved second half sales and adjusted earnings compared to those contemplated in its previous guidance. Factors expected to benefit the Company’s performance in the second half of fiscal 2021 include its market-leading product assortments, structural changes made during the pandemic, such as improved assortment productivity, inventory management and marketing effectiveness, and the benefit of government stimulus. Marketplace risks that could adversely affect financial results in the second half of 2021 include supply chain disruptions, higher transportation costs, COVID-19 case trends, consumer traffic, international consumer demand, and pandemic-related birth count declines.

Factors forecasted to adversely affect the comparability of second half 2021 results to the prior year period include: changes in the timing of wholesale shipments, permanent retail store closures, higher transportation costs, investments in marketing, increased compensation provisions, and a 53 week fiscal year in 2020.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2021, the Company projects net sales will be approximately $960 million, adjusted operating income will be approximately $110 million (compared to adjusted operating income of $119.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2020), and adjusted diluted earnings per share will be approximately $1.60 (compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.96 in the third quarter of fiscal 2020). Relative to the third quarter of fiscal 2020, this outlook contemplates higher transportation costs, the absence of the release of inventory reserves in the prior year period, investments in marketing and omnichannel capabilities, and higher compensation provisions. The forecast for adjusted operating income and adjusted diluted earnings per share excludes approximately $1 million of expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including costs associated with additional protective equipment and cleaning supplies, and a benefit of approximately $0.5 million related to a gain on modifications of previously-impaired leases.

For fiscal 2021 (a 52 week fiscal year), the Company projects net sales will increase approximately 15%, adjusted operating income will be approximately $475 million (compared to adjusted operating income of $279.8 million in fiscal 2020), and adjusted diluted earnings per share will increase approximately 75% (compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $4.16 in fiscal 2020). The forecast for adjusted operating income and adjusted diluted earnings per share excludes: 1) approximately $5 million of expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including costs associated with additional protective equipment and cleaning supplies, 2) approximately $3 million of restructuring costs, and 3) a benefit of approximately $3 million related to a gain on modifications of previously-impaired leases.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call with investors to discuss second quarter fiscal 2021 results and its business outlook on July 30, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To listen to a live broadcast via the internet and view the accompanying presentation materials, please visit ir.carters.com and select links for "News & Events" followed by "Webcasts & Presentations." To participate in the call, please dial 334-777-6978. A replay of the call will be available shortly after the broadcast through August 29, 2021, at 888-203-1112 (U.S. / Canada) or +1 719-457-0820 (international), passcode 9188494. The replay will also be archived online on the "Webcasts & Presentations" page noted above.

About Carter’s, Inc.

Carter’s, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel 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 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at www.carters.com, www.oshkosh.com, www.cartersoshkosh.ca, and www.carters.com.mx. The Company’s Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, its Just One You brand is available at Target, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon. The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter’s is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at www.carters.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws relating to our future performance, including statements with respect to the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Company’s future outlook, earnings, and strategy. 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 not materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, or projected. Certain of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially are described in the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time under the headings "Risk Factors." Included among those risks are those related to: the effects of the current coronavirus outbreak; financial difficulties for one or more of our major customers; an overall decrease in consumer spending; our products not being accepted in the marketplace; increased competition in the market place; diminished value of our brands; the failure to protect our intellectual property; the failure to comply with applicable quality standards or regulations; unseasonable or extreme weather conditions; pending and threatened lawsuits; a breach of our information technology systems and the loss of personal data; increased margin pressures, including increased cost of materials and labor; our foreign sourcing arrangements; disruptions in our supply chain; the management and expansion of our business domestically and internationally; the acquisition and integration of other brands and businesses; and changes in our tax obligations, including additional customs, duties or tariffs. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

CARTER’S, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Fiscal Quarter Ended

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended

July 3, 2021

June 27, 2020

July 3, 2021

June 27, 2020

Net sales

$

746,400

$

514,885

$

1,533,761

$

1,169,357

Cost of goods sold

379,793

284,073

781,524

687,445

Adverse purchase commitments (inventory and raw materials), net

(2,100

)

(4,703

)

(8,430

)

18,134

Gross profit

368,707

235,515

760,667

463,778

Royalty income, net

6,645

3,588

14,108

10,926

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

267,770

218,149

539,697

487,986

Goodwill impairment

17,742

Intangible asset impairment

26,500

Operating income (loss)

107,582

20,954

235,078

(57,524

)

Interest expense

15,295

15,312

30,643

24,176

Interest income

(201

)

(423

)

(426

)

(887

)

Other (income) expense, net

(723

)

587

(1,640

)

5,405

Income (loss) before income taxes

93,211

5,478

206,501

(86,218

)

Income tax provision (benefit)

21,608

(2,678

)

48,702

(15,680

)

Net income (loss)

$

71,603

$

8,156

$

157,799

$

(70,538

)

Basic net income (loss) per common share

$

1.63

$

0.19

$

3.59

$

(1.64

)

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$

1.62

$

0.19

$

3.58

$

(1.64

)

Dividend declared and paid per common share

$

0.40

$

$

0.40

$

0.60

CARTER’S, INC.

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

Fiscal Quarter Ended

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended

July 3, 2021

% of

Total Net Sales

June 27, 2020

% of

Total Net Sales

July 3, 2021

% of

Total Net Sales

June 27, 2020

% of

Total Net Sales

Net sales:

U.S. Retail

$

423,627

56.8

%

$

316,016

61.4

%

$

830,694

54.2

%

$

636,733

54.5

%

U.S. Wholesale

231,630

31.0

%

151,744

29.5

%

515,007

33.6

%

403,874

34.5

%

International

91,143

12.2

%

47,125

9.1

%

188,060

12.2

%

128,750

11.0

%

Consolidated net sales

$

746,400

100.0

%

$

514,885

100.0

%

$

1,533,761

100.0

%

$

1,169,357

100.0

%

Operating income (loss):

% of

Segment

Net Sales

% of

Segment

Net Sales

% of

Segment

Net Sales

% of

Segment

Net Sales

U.S. Retail

$

87,080

20.6

%

$

23,720

7.5

%

$

163,600

19.7

%

$

(8,656

)

(1.4

)%

U.S. Wholesale

40,592

17.5

%

21,192

%

110,650

21.5

%

23,423

5.8

%

International

9,007

9.9

%

(5,514

)

(11.7

)%

18,741

10.0

%

(33,219

)

(25.8

)%

Corporate expenses (*)

(29,097

)

n/a

(18,444

)

n/a

(57,913

)

n/a

(39,072

)

n/a

Consolidated operating income (loss)

$

107,582

14.4

%

$

20,954

4.1

%

$

235,078

15.3

%

$

(57,524

)

(4.9

)%

(*)

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

(dollars in millions)

Fiscal Quarter Ended July 3, 2021

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended July 3, 2021

Charges:

U.S. Retail

U.S. Wholesale

International

U.S. Retail

U.S. Wholesale

International

Incremental costs associated with COVID-19 pandemic

$

0.5

$

0.4

$

0.1

$

1.6

$

1.3

$

0.3

Restructuring costs (1)

(0.6

)

2.3

(0.6

)

0.1

2.3

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain (2)

(0.4

)

(1.9

)

Total charges (3)

$

(0.5

)

$

0.4

$

2.4

$

(0.9

)

$

1.4

$

2.6

(1)

Fiscal quarter and two fiscal quarters ended July 3, 2021 include $2.3 million of costs associated with the early exit of the Canada corporate office lease. Fiscal quarter and two fiscal quarters ended July 3, 2021 also includes corporate charges related to organizational restructuring of $0.5 million and $0.9 million, respectively.

(2)

Related to gains on the modification of previously impaired retail store leases.

(3)

Total charges for two fiscal quarters ended July 3, 2021 exclude a customer bankruptcy recovery of $38,000.

(dollars in millions)

Fiscal Quarter Ended June 27, 2020

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended June 27, 2020

Charges:

U.S. Retail

U.S. Wholesale

International

U.S. Retail

U.S. Wholesale

International

Restructuring costs (1)(2)

$

1.6

$

0.7

$

1.3

$

3.0

$

1.3

$

1.6

Goodwill impairment

17.7

Skip Hop tradename impairment charge

0.5

6.8

3.7

OshKosh tradename impairment charge

13.6

1.6

0.3

Incremental costs associated with COVID-19 pandemic (2)

4.4

6.9

1.5

6.6

7.1

1.8

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain

3.7

5.0

Total charges

$

9.7

$

7.6

$

2.9

$

28.7

$

16.8

$

25.2

(1)

The two fiscal quarters ended June 27, 2020 also includes corporate charges related to organizational restructuring of $1.6 million.

(2)

The Company reclassified $0.2 million of employee-related costs from Incremental costs associated with COVID-19 pandemic to Organizational restructuring for the second fiscal quarter and two fiscal quarters ended June 27, 2020.

Note: Results may not be additive due to rounding.

CARTER’S, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

July 3, 2021

January 2, 2021

June 27, 2020

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,120,901

$

1,102,323

$

1,000,581

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $7,130, $5,940, and $9,242, respectively

163,957

186,512

165,578

Finished goods inventories, net of inventory reserves of $15,726, $14,206, and $32,092, respectively

619,617

599,262

672,205

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

66,549

57,927

51,180

Total current assets

1,971,024

1,946,024

1,889,544

Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $545,702, $583,980, and $559,142 respectively

231,944

262,345

287,941

Operating lease assets

527,121

593,008

648,505

Tradenames, net

307,768

307,893

308,017

Goodwill

213,195

211,776

208,573

Customer relationships, net

35,777

37,510

38,950

Other assets

29,097

34,024

31,104

Total assets

$

3,315,926

$

3,392,580

$

3,412,634

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

356,826

$

472,140

$

458,075

Current operating lease liabilities

158,270

185,152

163,665

Other current liabilities

113,240

135,240

80,634

Total current liabilities

628,336

792,532

702,374

Long-term debt, net

990,437

989,530

1,232,649

Deferred income taxes

58,150

52,770

63,850

Long-term operating lease liabilities

484,881

554,497

620,063

Other long-term liabilities

56,618

65,218

60,420

Total liabilities

$

2,218,422

$

2,454,547

$

2,679,356

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock; par value $0.01 per share; 100,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding at July 3, 2021, January 2, 2021, and June 27, 2020

$

$

$

Common stock, voting; par value $0.01 per share; 150,000,000 shares authorized; 44,011,080, 43,780,075, and 43,636,176 shares issued and outstanding at July 3, 2021, January 2, 2021, and June 27, 2020, respectively

440

438

436

Additional paid-in capital

31,521

17,752

5,539

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(27,263

)

(32,760

)

(45,045

)

Retained earnings

1,092,806

952,603

772,348

Total stockholders' equity

1,097,504

938,033

733,278

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

3,315,926

$

3,392,580

$

3,412,634

CARTER’S, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended

July 3, 2021

June 27, 2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

157,799

$

(70,538

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation of property, plant, and equipment

44,613

43,774

Amortization of intangible assets

1,866

1,858

Provisions for excess and obsolete inventory

1,451

23,058

Goodwill impairment

17,742

Intangible asset impairments

26,500

Other asset impairments and loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, net of recoveries

2,056

7,332

Amortization of debt issuance costs

1,497

916

Stock-based compensation expense

12,322

6,485

Unrealized foreign currency exchange loss, net

61

1,621

Provisions for doubtful accounts receivable from customers

1,206

3,036

Unrealized (gain) loss on investments

(1,279

)

1,904

Deferred income taxes expense (benefit)

5,817

(10,559

)

Effect of changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

21,620

80,566

Finished goods inventories

(19,663

)

(106,922

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets(*)

(8,724

)

(4,156

)

Accounts payable and other liabilities

(171,119

)

214,796

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

49,523

$

237,413

Cash flows from investing activities:

Capital expenditures

$

(20,506

)

$

(16,708

)

Proceeds from sale of investments(*)

5,000

1,400

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(15,506

)

$

(15,308

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from senior notes due 2025

$

$

500,000

Payment of debt issuance costs

(223

)

(7,639

)

Borrowings under secured revolving credit facility

644,000

Payments on secured revolving credit facility

(500,000

)

Repurchases of common stock

(45,255

)

Dividends paid

(17,596

)

(26,260

)

Withholdings from vesting of restricted stock

(3,698

)

(4,789

)

Proceeds from exercises of stock options

5,147

2,916

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

$

(16,370

)

$

562,973

Net effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

931

1,192

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

$

18,578

$

786,270

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

1,102,323

214,311

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

1,120,901

$

1,000,581

(∗)

Cash flows for the two fiscal quarters ended June 27, 2020 were revised to reflect the reclassification of $1.4 million proceeds from sale of investments from cash flows from operating activities to cash flows from investing activities.

CARTER’S, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO ADJUSTED RESULTS

(dollars in millions, except earnings per share)

(unaudited)

Fiscal Quarter Ended July 3, 2021

Gross Profit

% Net Sales

SG&A

% Net Sales

Operating Income

% Net Sales

Income Taxes

Net Income

Diluted EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$

368.7

49.4

%

$

267.8

35.9

%

$

107.6

14.4

%

$

21.6

$

71.6

$

1.62

Restructuring costs (b)

(2.2

)

2.2

0.6

1.6

0.04

COVID-19 expenses (c)

(1.0

)

1.0

0.3

0.8

0.02

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain (d)

0.4

(0.4

)

(0.1

)

(0.3

)

(0.01

)

As adjusted (a)

$

368.7

49.4

%

$

264.9

35.5

%

$

110.4

14.8

%

$

22.4

$

73.7

$

1.67

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended July 3, 2021

Gross Profit

% Net Sales

SG&A

% Net Sales

Operating Income

% Net Sales

Income Taxes

Net Income

Diluted EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$

760.7

49.6

%

$

539.7

35.2

%

$

235.1

15.3

%

$

48.7

$

157.8

$

3.58

COVID-19 expenses (c)

(3.2

)

3.2

0.8

2.4

0.05

Restructuring costs (b)

(2.7

)

2.7

0.7

2.0

0.05

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain (d)

1.9

(1.9

)

(0.5

)

(1.5

)

(0.03

)

As adjusted (a) (g)

$

760.7

49.6

%

$

535.8

34.9

%

$

239.0

15.6

%

$

49.7

$

160.7

$

3.64

Fiscal Quarter Ended June 27, 2020

Gross Profit

% Net Sales

SG&A

% Net Sales

Operating Income

% Net Sales

Income Taxes (Benefit)

Net Income

Diluted EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$

235.5

45.7

%

$

218.1

42.4

%

$

21.0

4.1

%

$

(2.7

)

$

8.2

$

0.19

COVID-19 expenses (c)

(12.8

)

12.8

3.1

9.7

0.22

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain (d)

(3.7

)

3.7

0.9

2.8

0.06

Restructuring costs (b)

(3.7

)

3.7

0.8

2.8

0.07

As adjusted (a)

$

235.5

45.7

%

$

198.0

38.5

%

$

41.1

8.0

%

$

2.1

$

23.6

$

0.54

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended June 27, 2020

Gross Profit

% Net Sales

SG&A

% Net Sales

Operating (Loss) Income

% Net Sales

Income Taxes (Benefit)

Net (Loss)

Diluted EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$

463.8

39.7

%

$

488.0

41.7

%

$

(57.5

)

(4.9

)%

$

(15.7

)

$

(70.5

)

$

(1.64

)

Intangible asset impairment (e)

26.5

6.3

20.2

0.47

Goodwill impairment (f)

17.7

17.7

0.41

COVID-19 expenses (c)

(15.5

)

15.5

3.7

11.8

0.27

Restructuring costs (b)

(7.5

)

7.5

1.7

5.8

0.13

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain (d)

(5.0

)

5.0

1.2

3.8

0.09

As adjusted (a)

$

463.8

39.7

%

$

459.9

39.3

%

$

14.8

1.3

%

$

(2.7

)

$

(11.2

)

$

(0.26

)

Fiscal Quarter Ended September 26, 2020

Gross Profit

% Net Sales

SG&A

% Net Sales

Operating Income

% Net Sales

Income Taxes

Net Income

Diluted EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$

383.7

44.4

%

$

279.3

32.3

%

$

113.5

13.1

%

$

19.0

$

81.2

$

1.85

COVID-19 expenses (c)

(3.3

)

3.3

0.8

2.5

0.06

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain (d)

(1.5

)

1.5

0.4

1.1

0.03

Restructuring costs (b)

(1.2

)

1.2

0.2

1.0

0.02

As adjusted (a)

$

383.7

44.4

%

$

273.2

31.6

%

$

119.5

13.8

%

$

20.4

$

85.9

$

1.96

Fiscal Year Ended January 2, 2021 (53 weeks)

Gross Profit

% Net Sales

SG&A

% Net Sales

Operating Income

% Net Sales

Income Taxes

Net Income

Diluted EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$

1,313.4

43.4

%

$

1,105.6

36.6

%

$

189.9

6.3

%

$

25.3

$

109.7

$

2.50

Intangible asset impairment (e)

26.5

6.3

20.2

0.46

Goodwill impairment (f)

17.7

17.7

0.40

COVID-19 expenses (c)

(21.4

)

21.4

5.2

16.2

0.37

Restructuring costs (b)

(16.6

)

16.6

3.8

12.9

0.29

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain (d)

(7.6

)

7.6

1.8

5.8

0.13

As adjusted (a)

$

1,313.4

43.4

%

$

1,059.9

35.0

%

$

279.8

9.3

%

$

42.3

$

182.6

$

4.16

(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 gross profit, SG&A, operating income (loss), income tax (benefit), net income (loss), and net income (loss) on a diluted share basis excluding the adjustments discussed above. The Company believes these adjustments provide a meaningful comparison of the Company’s results and afford investors a view of what management considers to be the Company's core performance. The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements included in this earnings release should not be considered as an alternative to net (loss) 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.

(b)

Certain lease exit, severance and related costs resulting from restructuring actions (not related to COVID-19).

(c)

Net expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including incremental employee-related costs, costs associated with additional protective equipment and cleaning supplies, restructuring costs, and a payroll tax benefit.

(d)

Impairments include an immaterial gain on the remeasurement of retail store operating leases.

(e)

Intangible impairment charges related to the OshKosh and Skip Hop tradename assets.

(f)

Goodwill impairment charge recorded in the International segment.

(g)

Adjusted results exclude a customer bankruptcy recovery of $38,000.

Note: Results may not be additive due to rounding.

CARTER’S, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) ALLOCABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

(unaudited)

Fiscal Quarter Ended

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended

July 3,
2021

June 27,
2020

July 3,
2021

June 27,
2020

Weighted-average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding:

Basic number of common shares outstanding

43,445,780

43,162,571

43,408,262

43,259,103

Dilutive effect of equity awards (a)

169,631

147,480

151,468

Diluted number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding

43,615,411

43,310,051

43,559,730

43,259,103

As reported on a GAAP Basis:

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Basic net income (loss) per common share:

Net income (loss)

$

71,603

$

8,156

$

157,799

$

(70,538

)

Income allocated to participating securities

(860

)

(86

)

(1,896

)

(252

)

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$

70,743

$

8,070

$

155,903

$

(70,790

)

Basic net income (loss) per common share

$

1.63

$

0.19

$

3.59

$

(1.64

)

Diluted net income (loss) per common share:

Net income (loss)

$

71,603

$

8,156

$

157,799

$

(70,538

)

Income allocated to participating securities

(857

)

(86

)

(1,890

)

(252

)

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$

70,746

$

8,070

$

155,909

$

(70,790

)

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$

1.62

$

0.19

$

3.58

$

(1.64

)

As adjusted (b):

Basic net income (loss) per common share:

Net income (loss)

$

73,700

$

23,559

$

160,687

$

(11,203

)

Income allocated to participating securities

(886

)

(249

)

(1,931

)

(253

)

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$

72,814

$

23,310

$

158,756

$

(11,456

)

Basic net income (loss) per common share

$

1.68

$

0.54

$

3.66

$

(0.26

)

Diluted net income (loss) per common share:

Net income (loss)

$

73,700

$

23,559

$

160,687

$

(11,203

)

Income allocated to participating securities

(883

)

(248

)

(1,925

)

(253

)

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$

72,817

$

23,311

$

158,762

$

(11,456

)

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$

1.67

$

0.54

$

3.64

$

(0.26

)

(a)

For the two fiscal quarters ended June 27, 2020, there were 230,286 potentially dilutive equity awards that were excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculation because the Company incurred a net loss for this period and their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

(b)

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 $2.1 million and $2.9 million in after-tax expenses from these results for the fiscal quarter and two fiscal quarters ended July 3, 2021, respectively. The Company has excluded $15.4 million and $59.3 million in after-tax (benefit) expenses from these results for the fiscal quarter and two fiscal quarters ended June 27, 2020, respectively.

Note: Results may not be additive due to rounding.

RECONCILIATION OF U.S. GAAP AND NON-GAAP INFORMATION

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

The following table provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods indicated:

Fiscal Quarter Ended

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended

Four Fiscal Quarters Ended

July 3, 2021

June 27, 2020

July 3, 2021

June 27, 2020

July 3, 2021

Net income (loss)

$

71.6

$

8.2

$

157.8

$

(70.5

)

$

338.1

Interest expense

15.3

15.3

30.6

24.2

62.5

Interest income

(0.2

)

(0.4

)

(0.4

)

(0.9

)

(1.1

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

21.6

(2.7

)

48.7

(15.7

)

89.6

Depreciation and amortization

22.4

22.3

46.5

45.6

94.8

EBITDA

$

130.7

$

42.6

$

283.2

$

(17.3

)

$

584.0

Adjustments to EBITDA

Intangible asset impairment (a)

$

$

$

$

26.5

$

Goodwill impairment (b)

17.7

COVID-19 expenses (c)

1.0

12.8

3.2

15.5

9.0

Restructuring costs (d)

2.2

3.6

2.7

7.5

11.3

Retail store operating leases and other long-lived asset impairments, net of gain (e)

(0.9

)

3.7

(3.0

)

5.0

(0.4

)

Total adjustments

2.3

20.1

2.9

72.3

19.9

Adjusted EBITDA (f)

$

133.0

$

62.7

$

286.0

$

55.0

$

604.0

(a)

Related to the write-down of the OshKosh and Skip Hop tradename assets.

(b)

Goodwill impairment charge recorded in the International segment.

(c)

Expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(d)

Certain lease exit, severance and related costs resulting from restructuring actions (not related to COVID-19). Amounts for fiscal quarter, two fiscal quarters, and four fiscal quarters ended July 3, 2021 exclude $0.5 million, $1.1 million, and $1.5 million of depreciation expense included in the corresponding depreciation and amortization line item, respectively.

(e)

Impairments include gain on the remeasurement of retail store operating leases.

(f)

Adjusted EBITDA for two fiscal quarters and four fiscal quarters ended July 3, 2021 excludes a customer bankruptcy recovery of $38,000.

Note: Results may not be additive due to rounding.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are supplemental financial measures that are not defined or prepared in accordance with GAAP. We define EBITDA as net income before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted for the items described in footnotes (a) - (f) to the table above.

We present EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because we consider them important supplemental measures of our performance and believe they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. These measures also afford investors a view of what management considers to be the Company's core performance.

The use of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA instead of net income or cash flows from operations has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent net income or cash flow from operations as those terms are defined by GAAP and do not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. While EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and similar measures are frequently used as measures of operations and the ability to meet debt service requirements, these terms are not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to the potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters that we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations. Because of these limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as discretionary cash available to us for working capital, debt service and other purposes.

RECONCILIATION OF U.S. GAAP AND NON-GAAP INFORMATION
(dollars in millions)
(unaudited)

The table below reflects the calculation of constant currency net sales on a consolidated and International segment basis for the fiscal quarter and two fiscal quarters ended July 3, 2021:

Fiscal Quarter Ended

Reported Net Sales
July 3, 2021

Impact of Foreign Currency Translation

Constant-Currency Net Sales
July 3, 2021

Reported Net Sales
June 27, 2020

Reported Net Sales % Change

Constant-Currency Net Sales % Change

Consolidated net sales

$

746.4

$

8.0

$

738.4

$

514.9

45.0

%

43.4

%

International segment net sales

$

91.1

$

8.0

$

83.1

$

47.1

93.4

%

76.4

%

Two Fiscal Quarters Ended

Reported Net Sales
July 3, 2021

Impact of Foreign Currency Translation

Constant-Currency Net Sales
July 3, 2021

Reported Net Sales
June 27, 2020

Reported Net Sales % Change

Constant-Currency Net Sales % Change

Consolidated net sales

$

1,533.8

$

11.2

$

1,522.6

$

1,169.4

31.2

%

30.2

%

International segment net sales

$

188.1

$

11.2

$

176.9

$

128.8

46.1

%

37.4

%

The Company evaluates its net sales on both an "as 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 that occurred between the comparative periods. Constant currency net sales results are calculated by translating current period net sales in local currency to the U.S. dollar amount by using the currency conversion rate for the prior comparative period. The Company consistently applies this approach to net sales for all countries where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar. The Company believes that the presentation of net sales on a constant currency basis provides useful supplemental information regarding changes in our net sales that were not due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates and such information is consistent with how the Company assesses changes in its net sales between comparative periods.

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