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Form 8-K lululemon athletica inc. For: Jun 02

June 2, 2022 4:10 PM

Exhibit 99.1

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LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC. ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER FISCAL 2022 RESULTS

Revenue increased 32% to $1.6 billion
Comparable sales increased 28%, or increased 29% on a constant dollar basis
Diluted EPS of $1.48
Vancouver, British Columbia – June 2, 2022 – lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022.
Calvin McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, stated: "In the first quarter of 2022, continued momentum in the business enabled us to achieve a strong start to the year. These results provide a solid foundation as we begin our next five-year journey and deliver against our new Power of Three ×2 growth plan. I want to thank our teams around the world for remaining agile and continuing to execute at a high level to achieve our goals, while successfully navigating the challenges within the macro environment. We look forward to all that lies ahead for lululemon as we continue to grow the brand."
The fiscal year ending January 29, 2023 is referred to as "2022", the fiscal year ended January 30, 2022 is referred to as "2021", and the fiscal year ended February 2, 2020 is referred to as "2019". The adjusted non-GAAP financial measures below exclude certain costs incurred in connection with the acquisition of MIRROR, and the related tax effects.
For the first quarter of 2022, compared to the first quarter of 2021:
Net revenue increased 32% to $1.6 billion.
Net revenue increased 32% in North America, and increased 29% internationally.
Total comparable sales increased 28%, or 29% on a constant dollar basis.
Comparable store sales increased 24%.
Direct to consumer net revenue increased 32%, or 33% on a constant dollar basis.
Direct to consumer net revenue represented 45% of total net revenue compared to 44% for the first quarter of 2021.
Gross profit increased 24% to $870.4 million and gross margin decreased 320 basis points to 53.9%.
Income from operations increased 34% to $260.3 million. Adjusted income from operations increased 29%.
Operating margin increased 30 basis points to 16.1%. Adjusted operating margin decreased 30 basis points.
Income tax expense increased 43% to $70.3 million. The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2022 was 27.0% compared to 25.3% for the first quarter of 2021. The adjusted effective tax rate was 24.5% for the first quarter of 2021.
Diluted earnings per share were $1.48 compared to $1.11 in the first quarter of 2021. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.16 in the first quarter of 2021.
The Company repurchased 0.7 million shares of its own common stock at an average price of $328.40 per share for a total cost of $232.6 million.
The Company opened five net new company-operated stores during the first quarter, ending with 579 stores.
For the first quarter of 2022, compared to the first quarter of 2019:
Net revenue increased by $831.1 million, or 106%, representing a three-year compound annual growth rate of 27%.
Gross margin was consistent at 53.9%.
Operating margin decreased 40 basis points.
Diluted earnings per share were $1.48 compared to $0.74 in the first quarter of 2019.
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Meghan Frank, Chief Financial Officer, stated: "Our teams continue to deliver strong financial performance while navigating the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressures. While we are not immune to these challenges, our omni operating model, balanced growth strategy, and unique approach toward innovation enable the positive results we are reporting today and anticipate for the full year."
Balance sheet highlights
The Company ended the first quarter of 2022 with $649.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and the capacity under its committed revolving credit facility was $396.9 million.
Inventories at the end of the first quarter of 2022 increased 74% to $1.3 billion compared to $0.7 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2021. On a unit basis inventory increased 56%, representing a three-year compound annual growth rate of 36%, which is inclusive of five-percentage points for in-transit inventories. The Company believes its inventories are well positioned to support its expected revenue growth in the second quarter.
2022 Outlook
For the second quarter of 2022, the Company expects net revenue to be in the range of $1.750 billion to $1.775 billion, representing a three-year compound annual growth rate of approximately 26%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $1.89 to $1.94 for the quarter and, excluding the gain on the sale of an administrative office building, adjusted diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $1.82 to $1.87.
For 2022, the Company expects net revenue to be in the range of $7.610 billion to $7.710 billion, representing a three-year compound annual growth rate of 24% to 25%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $9.42 to $9.57 for the year and, excluding the gain on the sale of an administrative office building, adjusted diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $9.35 to $9.50.
The guidance does not reflect potential future repurchases of the Company's shares.
The guidance and outlook forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on management's expectations as of the date of this press release and does not incorporate future unknown impacts, including from the spread of COVID-19. While most of the Company's retail locations are currently open; further resurgences in COVID-19, including from variants, could cause additional restrictions, including temporarily closing all or some of its retail locations again, result in lower consumer demand, and cause further disruption in its supply chain. The Company undertakes no duty to update or to continue to provide information with respect to any forward-looking statements or risk factors, whether as a result of new information or future events or circumstances or otherwise. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, including those stated below.
Conference Call Information
A conference call to discuss first quarter results is scheduled for today, June 2, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Those interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 1-800-319-4610 or 1-604-638-5340, if calling internationally, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live webcast of the conference call will be available online at: https://corporate.lululemon.com/investors/news-and-events/events-and-presentations. A replay will be made available online approximately two hours following the live call for a period of 30 days.
About lululemon athletica inc.
lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) is a technical athletic apparel, footwear, and accessories company for yoga, running, training, and most other activities, creating transformational products and experiences that build meaningful connections, unlocking greater possibility and wellbeing for all. Setting the bar in innovation of fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities around the world for continuous research and product feedback. For more information, visit lululemon.com.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Constant dollar changes and adjusted financial results are non-GAAP financial measures. A constant dollar basis assumes the average foreign currency exchange rates for the period remained constant with the average foreign currency exchange rates for the same period of the prior year. The Company provides constant dollar changes in its results to help investors understand the underlying growth rate of net revenue excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates.
Adjusted income from operations, operating margin, income tax expense, effective tax rates, net income, and diluted earnings per share exclude items related to the MIRROR acquisition. The Company excludes transaction, integration costs, the gain on lululemon's previous investment in MIRROR, certain acquisition-related compensation costs, and the related income tax effects of these items.
Subsequent to May 1, 2022, the Company completed the sale of an administrative office building which resulted in a gain on sale that will be recognized during the second quarter of 2022. Expected adjusted diluted earnings per share excludes the gain on the sale of the building, net of tax.
The Company believes these adjusted financial measures are useful to investors as they provide supplemental information that enable evaluation of the underlying trend in its operating performance, and enable a more consistent comparison to its historical financial information. Further, due to the finite and discrete nature of these items, it does not consider them to be normal operating expenses that are necessary to operate the business. Management uses these adjusted financial measures and constant currency metrics internally when reviewing and assessing financial performance.
The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or with greater prominence to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the section captioned "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" included in the accompanying financial tables, which includes more detail on the GAAP financial measure that is most directly comparable to each non-GAAP financial measure, and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.
Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release includes estimates, projections, statements relating to the Company's business plans, objectives, and expected operating results that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "outlook," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements also include the Company's guidance and outlook statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation: the Company's ability to maintain the value and reputation of its brand; the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and related government, private sector, and individual consumer responsive actions; its highly competitive market and increasing competition; increasing costs and decreasing selling prices; its ability to anticipate consumer preferences and successfully develop and introduce new, innovative and updated products; the acceptability of its products to guests; its ability to accurately forecast guest demand for its products; changes in consumer shopping preferences and shifts in distribution channels; its ability to expand in light of its limited operating experience and limited brand recognition in new international markets and new product categories; its ability to realize the potential benefits and synergies sought with the acquisition of MIRROR; its ability to manage its growth and the increased complexity of its business effectively; its ability to successfully open new store locations in a timely manner; seasonality; disruptions of its supply chain; its reliance on and limited control over third-party suppliers to provide fabrics for and to produce its products; suppliers or manufacturers not complying with its Vendor Code of Ethics or applicable laws; its ability to deliver its products to the market and to meet guest expectations if it has problems with its distribution system; increasing labor costs and other factors associated with the production of its products in South Asia and South East Asia; its ability to safeguard against security breaches with respect to its technology systems; its compliance with privacy and data protection laws; any material disruption of its information systems; its ability to have technology-based systems function effectively and grow its e-commerce business globally; climate change, and related legislative and regulatory responses; increased scrutiny regarding its environmental, social, and governance, or sustainability responsibilities; an economic recession, depression, or downturn or economic uncertainty in its key markets; global economic and political conditions and global events such as health pandemics;
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its ability to source and sell its merchandise profitably or at all if new trade restrictions are imposed or existing trade restrictions become more burdensome; changes in tax laws or unanticipated tax liabilities; its ability to comply with trade and other regulations; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; imitation by its competitors; its ability to protect its intellectual property rights; conflicting trademarks and patents and the prevention of sale of certain products; its exposure to various types of litigation; and other risks and uncertainties set out in filings made from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, including, without limitation, its most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.
Contacts:
Investor Contact:
lululemon athletica inc.
Howard Tubin
1-604-732-6124
or
ICR, Inc.
Joseph Teklits/Caitlin Churchill
1-203-682-8200

Media Contact:
lululemon athletica inc.
Erin Hankinson
1-604-732-6124
or
Brunswick Group
Eleanor French
1-415-671-7676

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lululemon athletica inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
Unaudited; Expressed in thousands, except per share amounts 
First Quarter
20222021
Net revenue$1,613,463 $1,226,465 
Costs of goods sold743,070 526,151 
Gross profit870,393 700,314 
As a percent of net revenue53.9%57.1%
Selling, general and administrative expenses607,851 496,634 
As a percent of net revenue37.7%40.5%
Amortization of intangible assets2,195 2,195 
Acquisition-related expenses— 7,664 
Income from operations260,347 193,821 
As a percent of net revenue16.1%15.8%
Other income (expense), net(22)227 
Income before income tax expense260,325 194,048 
Income tax expense70,327 49,092 
Net income$189,998 $144,956 
Basic earnings per share$1.48 $1.11 
Diluted earnings per share$1.48 $1.11 
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding128,077 130,358 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding128,541 130,984 

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
Unaudited; Expressed in thousands 
May 1,
2022
January 30,
2022
May 2,
2021
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents$649,016 $1,259,871 $1,179,739 
Inventories1,275,040 966,481 732,890 
Prepaid and receivable income taxes116,281 118,928 139,123 
Other current assets262,903 269,573 201,700 
Total current assets2,303,240 2,614,853 2,253,452 
Property and equipment, net974,784 927,710 774,685 
Right-of-use lease assets819,998 803,543 719,139 
Goodwill and intangible assets, net455,940 458,179 465,000 
Deferred income taxes and other non-current assets143,250 138,193 117,555 
Total assets$4,697,212 $4,942,478 $4,329,831 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable$308,086 $289,728 $196,934 
Accrued liabilities and other 362,938 330,800 267,998 
Accrued compensation and related expenses119,482 204,921 154,729 
Current lease liabilities178,273 188,996 168,145 
Current income taxes payable22,279 133,852 7,997 
Unredeemed gift card liability183,910 208,195 141,149 
Other current liabilities31,923 48,842 27,862 
Total current liabilities1,206,891 1,405,334 964,814 
Non-current lease liabilities726,270 692,056 616,917 
Non-current income taxes payable28,555 38,074 38,073 
Deferred income tax liability53,061 53,352 60,807 
Other non-current liabilities14,385 13,616 9,365 
Stockholders' equity2,668,050 2,740,046 2,639,855 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$4,697,212 $4,942,478 $4,329,831 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Unaudited; Expressed in thousands 
First Quarter
20222021
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income$189,998 $144,956 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities(433,254)69,153 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities(243,256)214,109 
Net cash used in investing activities(101,328)(85,464)
Net cash used in financing activities(259,560)(122,235)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash(6,711)22,812 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(610,855)29,222 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period1,259,871 1,150,517 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$649,016 $1,179,739 

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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Unaudited; Expressed in thousands, except per share amounts

Constant dollar changes in net revenue, total comparable sales, comparable store sales, and direct to consumer net revenue
The below changes show the change for the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2021.
Net Revenue
Total Comparable Sales1,2
Comparable Store Sales2
Direct to Consumer Net Revenue
Change32 %28 %24 %32 %
Adjustments due to foreign currency exchange rate changes— — 
Change in constant dollars32 %29 %24 %33 %
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(1)Total comparable sales includes comparable store sales and direct to consumer net revenue.
(2)Comparable store sales reflects net revenue from company-operated stores that have been open for at least 12 full fiscal months, or open for at least 12 full fiscal months after being significantly expanded. Comparable store sales exclude sales from stores which have been temporarily relocated for renovations or have been temporarily closed.


Adjusted financial measures
The following table reconciles adjusted financial measures with the most directly comparable measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The adjustments relate to the acquisition of MIRROR and its related tax effects. Please refer to Note 3. Acquisition-Related Expenses included in Item 1 of Part I of the Company's Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC on or about June 2, 2022 for further information on these adjustments. There were no acquisition-related expenses in the first quarter of 2022.
First Quarter 2021
Income from OperationsOperating MarginIncome Tax ExpenseEffective Tax RateNet IncomeDiluted Earnings Per Share
GAAP results$193,821 15.8 %$49,092 25.3 %$144,956 $1.11 
Transaction and integration costs496 — 496 — 
Acquisition-related compensation7,168 0.6 7,168 0.05 
Tax effect of the above372 (0.8)(372)— 
Adjusted results (non-GAAP)$201,485 16.4 %$49,464 24.5 %$152,248 $1.16 

Expected adjusted earnings per share
Subsequent to May 1, 2022, the Company completed the sale of an administrative office building with a carrying value of $5.4 million. The sale resulted in a pre-tax gain of $10.2 million which will be recognized during the second quarter of 2022. Expected adjusted diluted earnings per share excludes the gain on the sale of the building, net of tax.
Second Quarter
Fiscal 2022
Fiscal 2022
Expected diluted earnings per share range
$1.89 to $1.94
$9.42 to $9.57
Gain on sale, net of tax(0.07)
(0.07)
Expected adjusted earnings per share range (non-GAAP)
$1.82 to $1.87
$9.35 to $9.50

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Company-operated Store Count and Square Footage1
Square Footage Expressed in Thousands

Number of Stores Open at the Beginning of the QuarterNumber of Stores Opened During the QuarterNumber of Stores Closed During the QuarterNumber of Stores Open at the End of the Quarter
2nd Quarter 2021
523 11 — 534 
3rd Quarter 2021
534 19 552 
4th Quarter 2021
552 23 574 
1st Quarter 2022
574 579 

 Total Gross Square Feet at the Beginning of the Quarter
Gross Square Feet Added During the Quarter2
Gross Square Feet Lost During the Quarter2
Total Gross Square Feet at the End of the Quarter
2nd Quarter 2021
1,862 43 — 1,905 
3rd Quarter 2021
1,905 99 2,002 
4th Quarter 2021
2,002 126 2,125 
1st Quarter 2022
2,125 32 2,155 
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1Company-operated store count and square footage summary excludes retail locations operated by third parties under license and supply arrangements.
2Gross square feet added/lost during the quarter includes net square foot additions for company-operated stores which have been renovated or relocated in the quarter.


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