Callaway Golf Company Announces First Quarter 2020 Results a

|May 7|magazine52 min read

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) announced today financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 consistent with the preliminary estimates announced on April 27, 2020. The Company also announced the completion on May 4, 2020 of the issuance of 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026, raising net proceeds of approximately $250 million after certain transaction costs.  

"We are pleased that during the first quarter of 2020 our golf equipment market shares remained strong in all of our major markets and that we were able to deliver a profitable quarter despite the negative impact of COVID-19," commented Chip Brewer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Callaway Golf Company (the "Company").  "In fact, through early March we were on track for another record sales year, which would have made it our fourth consecutive record year.  While the COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on our results in the short-term, we believe we will be well positioned to emerge from this pandemic.  Our golf and outdoor lifestyle businesses support an active and healthy lifestyle that is compatible with a world of social distancing. We are also pleased that we are beginning to see some signs of recovery, particularly in those regions that were first affected." 

Mr. Brewer continued, "The issuance of our convertible notes was well received by the market, allowing us to obtain favorable pricing and terms. This additional liquidity will provide a comforting backstop in the event that the duration or impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is longer or more severe than anticipated. I want to emphasize, however, that having this additional liquidity will not lessen our resolve for, and we remain committed to, maintaining our disciplined approach to managing capital and expenses.  We believe that this additional liquidity, together with the strength of our brands, our product and geographic diversity, and the operational improvements we have made to date, will enable us to create shareholder value as we emerge from this pandemic."

GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

In addition to the Company's results prepared in accordance with GAAP, the Company provided information on a non-GAAP basis, including earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expenses, and non-cash stock compensation expenses ("EBITDAS"). The manner in which this non-GAAP information is derived is discussed further toward the end of this release, and the Company has provided in the tables to this release a reconciliation of the non-GAAP information to the most directly comparable GAAP information.

Summary of First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

The Company announced the following financial results for the first quarter of 2020 (in millions, except EPS):

2020 RESULTS (GAAP)


Q1 2020

Q1 2019

Change

Net Sales

$442

$516

($74)

Gross Profit/
% of Sales

$196
44.2%

$238
46.2%

($42)
(200) bps

Operating Expenses

$155

$169

($14)

Net Income

$29

$49

($20)

EPS

$0.30

$0.50

($0.20)



Q1 2020

Q1 2019

Change

EBITDAS*

$58

$79

($21)


*Earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation, amortization and stock compensation expense.

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company's net sales decreased $74 million (-14%) to $442 million, compared to $516 million for the same period in 2019. This decrease reflects the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both the golf equipment and soft goods operating segments globally. This decrease, however, was partially offset by an increase in net sales in Japan and Korea as well as in our TravisMathew business, for the same period despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Changes in foreign currency rates had a $4 million negative impact on first quarter 2020 net sales.   

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company's gross margin decreased 200 basis points to 44.2% compared to 46.2% for the first quarter of 2019. This decrease is primarily attributable to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the negative impact of changes in foreign currency rates, increased tariffs on imports from China, and non-recurring redundant costs associated with transitioning the Company's North American distribution center to a new facility. The gross margins in 2019 were adversely impacted by non-cash purchase accounting adjustments related to the Jack Wolfskin acquisition as set forth in the tables attached to this release.  

Operating expenses decreased $14 million to $155 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $169 million for the same period in 2019.  This decrease was generated by the cost reduction actions the Company began in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lower variable expenses associated with the reduced sales and by a reduction in non-recurring acquisition and transition costs related to the Jack Wolfskin acquisition.    

First quarter 2020 earnings per share decreased $0.20 to $0.30, compared to $0.50 for the first quarter of 2019.  Earnings per share in 2020 includes $0.02 of non-recurring costs related to the transition to the Company's new distribution facility as well as non-cash amortization expense related to the Company's acquired intangible assets. Earnings per share in 2019 includes $0.13 of non-recurring expenses related to the Jack Wolfskin acquisition as well as non-cash amortization expenses related to the Company's acquired intangible assets. 

Convertible Notes Offering

On May 4, 2020, the Company consummated its issuance of 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026.  The offering was oversubscribed, which allowed the Company to increase the size of its $200 million planned offering to $225 million.  As is customary in transactions of this type, the Company also granted the initial purchasers the option to purchase an additional 15% of convertible notes, which has already been exercised.  As a result, the aggregate principal amount of the notes issued was approximately $259 million and the total net proceeds to the Company was approximately $250 million after certain transaction costs. The Company is bullish on its future prospects and therefore used approximately $32 million of the net proceeds to pay the cost of certain capped call transactions, which are generally expected to reduce the potential dilution to shareholders upon any conversion of the notes. The Company intends to use the balance of the proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes. 

Full Year 2020

The Company previously reported that due to the uncertain duration or full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company is no longer providing financial guidance at this time.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will be holding a conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time today to discuss the Company's financial results, outlook and business. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at http://ir.callawaygolf.com/. To listen to the call, and to access the Company's presentation materials, please go to the website at least 15 minutes before the call to register and for instructions on how to access the broadcast. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call ends, and will remain available through 9:00 p.m. Pacific time on May 14, 2019.  The replay may be accessed through the Internet at http://ir.callawaygolf.com/.

Non-GAAP Information

The GAAP results contained in this press release and the financial statement schedules attached to this press release have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP").  To supplement the GAAP results, the Company has provided certain non-GAAP financial information as follows:

Constant Currency Basis. The Company provided certain information regarding the Company's financial results or projected financial results on a "constant currency basis." This information estimates the impact of changes in foreign currency rates on the translation of the Company's current or projected future period financial results as compared to the applicable comparable period.  This impact is derived by taking the current or projected local currency results and translating them into U.S. Dollars based upon the foreign currency exchange rates for the applicable comparable period. It does not include any other effect of changes in foreign currency rates on the Company's results or business.  

EBITDAS.  The Company provides information about its results excluding interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expenses, and non-cash stock compensation expenses.

Other Adjustments. The Company presents certain of its financial results excluding the non-recurring OGIO, TravisMathew and Jack Wolfskin transaction and transition expenses and non-cash purchase accounting adjustments.

In addition, the Company has included in the schedules to this release a reconciliation of certain non-GAAP information to the most directly comparable GAAP information.  The non-GAAP information presented in this release and related schedules should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any measure derived in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP information may also be inconsistent with the manner in which similar measures are derived or used by other companies.  Management uses such non-GAAP information for financial and operational decision-making purposes and as a means to evaluate period-over-period comparisons and in forecasting the Company's business going forward. Management believes that the presentation of such non-GAAP information, when considered in conjunction with the most directly comparable GAAP information, provides additional useful comparative information for investors in their assessment of the underlying performance of the Company's business without regard to these items. The Company has provided reconciling information in the attached schedules.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results, performance, prospects, or growth opportunities, including statements relating to the Company's sales, future industry and market conditions, strength of brand and products, geographic diversity, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, results of operations and financial condition and the impact of any measures taken to mitigate the effect of the pandemic, availability of capital under the Company's credit facilities, the capital markets and other sources, the Company's liquidity, the effects of entering into the capped call transactions, and the Company's cost/expense reduction efforts and operational improvements, are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe," "expect," "estimate," "could," "should," "intend," "may," "plan," "seek," "anticipate," "project" and similar expressions, among others, generally identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made and are not guarantees of future performance. These statements are based upon current information and expectations. Accurately estimating the forward-looking statements is based upon various risks and unknowns, including disruptions to business operations whether from travel restrictions, mandated quarantines or voluntary "social distancing" that affects employees, customers and suppliers; production delays, closures of manufacturing facilities, retail locations, warehouses and supply and distribution chains; staffing shortages as a result of remote working requirements or otherwise; uncertainty regarding global economic conditions, particularly the uncertainty related to the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and related decreases in customer demand and spending; our level of indebtedness; continued availability of credit facilities and liquidity and ability to comply with applicable debt covenants; effectiveness of cost/expense reduction efforts and operational improvements; continued brand momentum and product success; growth in the direct-to-consumer and e-commerce channels; consumer acceptance of and demand for the Company's and its subsidiaries' products; competitive pressures; any changes in U.S. trade, tax or other policies, including restrictions on imports or an increase in import tariffs; future consumer discretionary purchasing activity, which can be significantly adversely affected by unfavorable economic or market conditions; future retailer purchasing activity, which can be significantly negatively affected by adverse industry conditions and overall retail inventory levels; and future changes in foreign currency exchange rates and the degree of effectiveness of the Company's hedging programs. Actual results may differ materially from those estimated or anticipated as a result of these risks and unknowns or other risks and uncertainties, including the effect of terrorist activity, armed conflict, natural disasters or pandemic diseases, including expanded outbreak of COVID-19, on the economy generally, on the level of demand for the Company's and its subsidiaries' products or on the Company's ability to manage its operations, supply chain and delivery logistics in such an environment; delays, difficulties or increased costs in the supply of components or commodities needed to manufacture the Company's products or in manufacturing the Company's products; and a decrease in participation levels in golf generally, as well as during or as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties that could affect these statements, the golf industry, and the Company's business, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to republish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About Callaway Golf Company
Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) is a premium golf equipment and active lifestyle company with a portfolio of global brands, including Callaway Golf, Odyssey, OGIO, TravisMathew and Jack Wolfskin. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway manufactures and sells premium golf clubs, golf balls, golf and lifestyle bags, golf and lifestyle apparel and other accessories. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com, www.odysseygolf.comwww.OGIO.com, www.travismathew.com, and www.jack-wolfskin.com.

Contacts:

Brian Lynch


Patrick Burke


(760) 931-1771

 

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)



March 31,
2020


December 31,
2019

ASSETS












Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents


$

166,635




$

106,666


Accounts receivable, net


259,530




140,455


Inventories


412,690




456,639


Other current assets


95,267




85,590


Total current assets


934,122




789,350








Property, plant and equipment, net


150,969




132,760


Operating lease right-of-use assets, net


193,829




160,098


Intangible assets, net


688,651




697,166


Deferred taxes, net


61,517




73,948


Investment in golf-related ventures


90,134




90,134


Other assets


15,854




17,092


Total assets


$

2,135,076




$

1,960,548








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY












Current liabilities:






Accounts payable and accrued expenses


$

224,282




$

276,300


Accrued employee compensation and benefits


29,438




46,891


Asset-based credit facilities


335,593




144,580


Accrued warranty expense


9,791




9,636


Current operating lease liabilities


28,544




26,418


Long-term debt, current portion


8,734




7,317


Income tax liability


12,526




12,104


Total current liabilities


648,908




523,246








Long-term debt


453,774




443,259


Long-term operating lease liabilities


175,954




137,696


Long-term liabilities


96,473




88,994


Total Callaway Golf Company shareholders' equity


759,967




767,353


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

2,135,076




$

1,960,548


 

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended
March 31,


2020


2019

Net sales

$

442,276



$

516,197


Cost of sales

246,602



277,764


Gross profit

195,674



238,433


Operating expenses:




Selling

111,061



119,321


General and administrative

30,693



36,938


Research and development

13,240



12,538


Total operating expenses

154,994



168,797


Income from operations

40,680



69,636


Other expense, net

(2,635)



(11,579)


Income before income taxes

38,045



58,057


Income tax provision

9,151



9,556


Net income

28,894



48,501


Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest



(146)


Net income attributable to Callaway Golf Company

$

28,894



$

48,647






Earnings per common share:




Basic

$0.31



$0.51


Diluted

$0.30



$0.50


Weighted-average common shares outstanding:




Basic

94,309



94,684


Diluted

95,676



96,419


 

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)



Three Months Ended
March 31,


2020


2019

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$

28,894



$

48,501


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:




   Depreciation and amortization

8,997



7,977


   Lease amortization expense

8,517



9,154


   Amortization of debt issuance costs

835



647


   Inventory step-up from acquisition



5,367


   Deferred taxes, net

12,409



4,005


   Non-cash share-based compensation

1,861



3,435


   Loss on disposal of long-lived assets

51



75


   Unrealized net losses (gains) on hedging instruments

767



(478)


Changes in assets and liabilities

(156,013)



(199,287)


Net cash used in operating activities

(93,682)



(120,604)






Cash flows from investing activities:




Capital expenditures

(16,953)



(11,304)


Acquisitions, net of cash acquired



(463,105)


Proceeds from sales of property and equipment



15


Net cash used in investing activities

(16,953)



(474,394)






Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from credit facilities, net

191,013



174,182


Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

9,766



480,000


Repayments of long-term debt

(3,143)



(1,760)


Repayments of financing leases

(109)



(114)


Debt issuance and credit facility amendment costs



(18,129)


Exercise of stock options

130




Dividends paid, net

(949)



(953)


Acquisition of treasury stock

(21,938)



(27,377)


Net cash provided by financing activities

174,770



605,849


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(4,166)



4,107


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

59,969



14,958


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

106,666



63,981


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

166,635



$

78,939


 

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY

Consolidated Net Sales and Operating Segment Information

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)



Net Sales by Product Category


Three Months Ended
March 31,


Decline


Non-
GAAP 
Constant
Currency
vs. 2019(1)


2020


2019


Dollars


Percent


Percent

Net sales:










Golf Clubs

$

251,224



$

261,785



$

(10,561)



-4.0%


-3.5%

Golf Balls

40,437



61,834



(21,397)



-34.6%


-34.1%

Apparel

77,290



96,246



(18,956)



-19.7%


-18.5%

Gear and Other

73,325



96,332



(23,007)



-23.9%


-22.9%


$

442,276



$

516,197



$

(73,921)



-14.3%


-13.6%


(1) Calculated by applying 2019 exchange rates to 2020 reported sales in regions outside the U.S.












Net Sales by Region


Three Months Ended
March 31,


Growth/(Decline)


Non-
GAAP 
Constant
Currency
vs. 2019(1)


2020


2019


Dollars


Percent


Percent

Net Sales










United States

$

217,503



$

249,001



$

(31,498)



-12.6%


-12.6%

Europe

96,719



126,613



(29,894)



-23.6%


-21.5%

Japan

77,347



73,228



4,119



5.6%


4.5%

Rest of World

50,707



67,355



(16,648)



-24.7%


-21.7%


$

442,276



$

516,197



$

(73,921)



-14.3%


-13.6%











(1) Calculated by applying 2019 exchange rates to 2020 reported sales in regions outside the U.S.












Operating Segment Information


Three Months Ended
March 31,


Growth/(Decline)


Non-
GAAP 
Constant
Currency
vs. 2019(2)


2020


2019(1)


Dollars


Percent


Percent

Net Sales










Golf Equipment

$

291,661



$

323,619



$

(31,958)



-9.9%


-9.3%

Apparel, Gear and Other

150,615



192,578



(41,963)



-21.8%


-20.7%


$

442,276



$

516,197



$

(73,921)



-14.3%


-13.6%











Income (loss) before income taxes:










Golf Equipment

$

58,620



$

70,652



$

(12,032)



-17.0%



Apparel, Gear and Other

(3,799)



22,060



(25,859)



-117.2%



Reconciling items(3)

(16,776)



(34,655)



17,879



51.6%




$

38,045



$

58,057



$

(20,012)



-34.5%














(1)

The Company continues to refine its expense allocation methodology between operating segments. As a result, the Company reclassified certain information technology expenses between the segments in the first quarter of 2019 in order to conform with the current presentation.

(2)

Calculated by applying 2019 exchange rates to 2020 reported sales in regions outside the U.S.

(3)

Represents corporate general and administrative expenses and other income (expense) not utilized by management in determining segment profitability.


 

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY

Supplemental Financial Information and Non-GAAP Reconciliation

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)



Three Months Ended March 31,



2020


2019



GAAP


Non-Cash
Acquisition
Amortization(1)


NADC
Transition
Related Costs
and Other(2)


Non-
GAAP


GAAP


Non-Cash
Acquisition
Amortization(1)


Acquisition &
Other Non-
Recurring
Expenses(3)


Non-
GAAP


Gross profit

$

195,674



$



$

(1,308)



$

196,982



$

238,433



$

(5,367)



$



$

243,800



Operating expenses

154,994



1,179



241



153,574



168,797



1,208



4,723



162,866



Other expense, net

(2,635)







(2,635)



(11,579)





(3,896)



(7,683)



Income tax provision (benefit)

9,151



(271)



(356)



9,778



9,556



(1,512)



(1,982)



13,050



Net income (loss) attributable to Callaway Golf Company

$

28,894



$

(908)



$

(1,193)



$

30,995



$

48,647



$

(5,063)



$

(6,637)



$

60,347




















Diluted earnings (loss) per share:

$

0.30



$

(0.01)



$

(0.01)



$

0.32



$

0.50



$

(0.06)



$

(0.07)



$

0.63





















(1)

Represents the non-cash amortization of intangible assets related to the Company's OGIO, TravisMathew and Jack Wolfskin acquisitions. 2019 also includes the cost impact associated with a change in valuation of inventory (inventory step-up) related to the Company's Jack Wolfskin acquisition.

(2)

Represents non-recurring costs associated with the Company's warehouse consolidation initiative, in addition to other integration costs associated with Jack Wolfskin.

(3)

Represents non-recurring transaction costs, including banker's fees, legal fees, consulting and travel expenses, and transition costs, including consulting, audit fees and valuations services, associated with the acquisition of Jack Wolfskin, in addition to other non-recurring advisory fees.



 

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY

Non-GAAP Reconciliation and Supplemental Financial Information

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)






2020 Trailing Twelve Month Adjusted EBITDAS


2019 Trailing Twelve Month Adjusted EBITDAS


Quarter Ended


Quarter Ended


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


March 31,




June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


March 31,




2019


2019


2019


2020


Total


2018


2018


2018


2019


Total

Net income (loss)

$

28,931



$

31,048



$

(29,218)



$

28,894



$

59,655



$

60,867



$

9,517



$

(28,499)



$

48,647



$

90,532


Interest expense, net

10,260



9,545



9,049



9,115



37,969



1,661



1,056



704



9,639



13,060


Income tax provision (benefit)

7,208



2,128



(2,352)



9,151



16,135



17,247



1,335



(9,783)



9,556



18,355


Depreciation and amortization expense

9,022



8,472



9,480



8,997



35,971



5,029



4,996



5,186



7,977



23,188


Non-cash stock compensation expense

3,530



2,513



3,418



1,861



11,322



3,465



3,511



3,555



3,435



13,966


EBITDAS

$

58,951



$

53,706



$

(9,623)



$

58,018



$

161,052



$

88,269



$

20,415



$

(28,837)



$

79,254



$

159,101


Acquisitions & other non-recurring costs, before taxes(1)

6,939



3,009



4,090



1,516



15,554





1,521



(2,269)



13,986



13,238


Adjusted EBITDAS

$

65,890



$

56,715



$

(5,533)



$

59,534



$

176,606



$

88,269



$

21,936



$

(31,106)



$

93,240



$

172,339









(1)

In 2020, amount represents non-recurring costs associated with the Company's warehouse consolidation initiative, in addition to other integration costs associated with Jack Wolfskin.  In 2019, amounts represent non-recurring transaction costs, including banker's fees, legal fees, consulting and travel expenses, and transition costs, including consulting, audit fees and valuations services, associated with the acquisition of Jack Wolfskin, in addition to other non-recurring advisory fees.


 

 

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