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LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC 10-Q 2008

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  1. 10-Q
  2. Ex-31.1
  3. Ex-31.2
  4. Ex-32.1
  5.  
Form 10-Q
Table of Contents

 
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
 
 
 
     
(Mark One)    
 
þ
  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the quarterly period ended November 2, 2008
OR
o
  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the transition period from to
 
Commission file number 001-33608
 
 
 
 
lululemon athletica inc.
 
 
 
 
     
Delaware
  20-3842867
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
2285 Clark Drive,
Vancouver, British Columbia
(Address of principal executive offices)
  V5N 3G9
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
604-732-6124
 
Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report:
N/A
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes þ     No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
             
Large accelerated filer o
  Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer þ
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
  Smaller reporting company o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o     No þ
 
At December 8, 2008, there were 50,298,073 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding.
 
Exchangeable and Special Voting Shares:
 
At December 8, 2008 there were outstanding 19,577,502 exchangeable shares of Lulu Canadian Holding, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the registrant. Exchangeable shares are exchangeable for an equal number of shares of the registrant’s common stock.
 
In addition, at December 8, 2008, the registrant had outstanding 19,577,502 shares of special voting stock, through which the holders of exchangeable shares of Lulu Canadian Holding, Inc. may exercise their voting rights with respect to the registrant. The special voting stock and the registrant’s common stock generally vote together as a single class on all matters on which the common stock is entitled to vote.
 


 

 
 
                 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
      FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:        
      CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS as of November 2, 2008 and February 3, 2008     3  
      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 and the three and nine months ended October 31, 2007     4  
      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008     5  
      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 and the nine months ended October 31, 2007     6  
      NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS     7  
      MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS     16  
      QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK     28  
      CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES     29  
 
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
      LEGAL PROCEEDINGS     30  
      RISK FACTORS     30  
      EXHIBITS     31  
      SIGNATURES
 Certification of CEO
 Certification of CFO
 CEO & CFO Certification Pursuant to Section 906


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PART I
 
 
ITEM 1.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
lululemon athletica inc. and Subsidiaries
 
 
                 
    November 2,
    February 3,
 
    2008     2008  
    (Unaudited)        
 
ASSETS
Current assets
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 52,039,394     $ 52,544,971  
Accounts receivable
    4,006,535       4,302,430  
Inventories
    49,062,264       37,931,990  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    2,378,498       1,043,147  
Assets of discontinued operations
          3,038,498  
                 
      107,486,691       98,861,036  
Property and equipment, net
    59,893,300       43,604,970  
Goodwill and intangible assets, net
    8,639,314       8,118,588  
Deferred income taxes and other assets
    21,999,346       4,507,643  
                 
    $ 198,018,651     $ 155,092,237  
                 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
               
Accounts payable
  $ 8,448,240     $ 5,397,102  
Accrued liabilities
    12,362,495       7,247,055  
Accrued compensation and related expenses
    19,596,758       7,986,463  
Income taxes payable
          5,719,804  
Unredeemed gift card liability
    5,537,116       8,113,953  
Other current liabilities
    825,764       780,851  
Liabilities of discontinued operations
          895,249  
                 
      46,770,373       36,140,477  
Deferred income taxes and other non-current liabilities
    10,988,598       6,917,751  
                 
      57,758,971       43,058,228  
                 
Stockholders’ equity
               
Undesignated preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding
           
Exchangeable stock, no par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding 19,589,828 and 20,935,041 shares
           
Special voting stock, $0.00001 par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding 19,589,828 and 20,935,041 shares
    196       209  
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding 50,293,097 and 46,684,700 shares
    502,931       466,847  
Additional paid-in capital
    152,327,111       136,004,955  
Accumulated deficit
    (1,410,346 )     (29,834,956 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    (11,160,212 )     5,396,954  
                 
      140,259,680       112,034,009  
                 
    $ 198,018,651     $ 155,092,237  
                 
 
See accompanying notes to the interim consolidated financial statements


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    Thirteen Weeks
    Three Months
    Thirty-Nine Weeks
    Nine Months
 
    Ended November 2,
    Ended October 31,
    Ended November 2,
    Ended October 31,
 
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
          (Unaudited)        
 
Net revenue
  $ 87,047,135     $ 64,925,128     $ 249,565,265     $ 165,949,439  
Cost of goods sold
    45,153,576       29,409,197       122,159,454       77,601,938  
                                 
Gross profit
    41,893,559       35,515,931       127,405,811       88,347,501  
Operating expenses:
                               
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    28,838,165       23,268,527       86,885,344       59,141,277  
                                 
Income from operations
    13,055,394       12,247,404       40,520,467       29,206,224  
Other expense (income), net
    (144,806 )     (418,938 )     (611,883 )     (596,390 )
                                 
Income before provision for income taxes
    13,200,200       12,666,342       41,132,350       29,802,614  
Provision for income taxes
    4,369,651       4,763,446       11,571,822       13,010,454  
                                 
Net income from continuing operations
    8,830,549       7,902,896       29,560,528       16,792,160  
                                 
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations
    3,733       (333,518 )     (1,135,918 )     (648,884 )
                                 
Net income
  $ 8,834,282     $ 7,569,378     $ 28,424,610     $ 16,143,276  
                                 
Basic earnings (loss) per share Continuing operations
  $ 0.13     $ 0.12     $ 0.44     $ 0.26  
Discontinued operations
          (0.01 )     (0.02 )     (0.01 )
                                 
Net basic earnings per share
  $ 0.13     $ 0.11     $ 0.42     $ 0.25  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
                               
Continuing operations
  $ 0.13     $ 0.12     $ 0.42     $ 0.24  
Discontinued operations
          (0.01 )     (0.02 )     (0.01 )
                                 
Net diluted earnings per share
  $ 0.13     $ 0.11     $ 0.40     $ 0.23  
Basic weighted-average number of shares outstanding
    69,162,312       67,476,972       68,315,742       65,981,081  
                                 
Diluted weighted-average number of shares outstanding
    70,609,486       71,683,523       71,008,015       69,896,384  
                                 
 
See accompanying notes to the interim consolidated financial statements


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    Exchangeable
    Special Voting
                                     
    Stock     Stock     Common Stock     Additional
          Other
       
          Par
          Par
          Par
    Paid-in
    Accumulated
    Comprehensive
       
    Shares     Value     Shares     Value     Shares     Value     Capital     Deficit     Income (Loss)     Total  
                            (Unaudited)                          
 
Balance at February 3, 2008
    20,935,041     $       20,935,041     $ 209       46,684,700     $ 466,847     $ 136,004,955     $ (29,834,956 )   $ 5,396,954     $ 112,034,009  
Comprehensive income:
                                                                               
Net income
                                                            28,424,610               28,424,610  
Foreign currency translation adjustment
                                                                    (16,557,166 )     (16,557,166 )
                                                                                 
Comprehensive income
                                                                            11,867,444  
Stock-based compensation
                                                    5,233,631                       5,233,631  
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
                                                    9,719,914                       9,719,914  
Stock options exercised
                                    2,255,834       22,558       1,382,124                       1,404,682  
Common stock issued upon exchange of exchangeable shares
    (1,345,213 )             (1,345,213 )     (13 )     1,345,213       13,452       (13,439 )                      
Restricted stock issuance
                                    7,350       74       (74 )                      
                                                                                 
Balance at November 2, 2008
    19,589,828     $       19,589,828     $ 196       50,293,097     $ 502,931     $ 152,327,111     $ (1,410,346 )   $ (11,160,212 )   $ 140,259,680  
                                                                                 
 
See accompanying notes to the interim consolidated financial statements


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    Thirty-Nine Weeks
    Nine Months
 
    Ended November 2,
    Ended October 31,
 
    2008     2007  
    (Unaudited)  
 
Cash flows from operating activities
               
Net income
  $ 28,424,610     $ 16,143,276  
Net loss from discontinued operations
    (1,135,918 )     (648,884 )
                 
Net income from continuing operations
    29,560,528       16,792,160  
Items not affecting cash
               
Depreciation and amortization
    11,102,424       5,417,724  
Stock-based compensation
    5,233,631       4,814,622  
Deferred income taxes
    (3,470,070 )     1,993,429  
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
    (9,719,913 )      
Other, including net changes in other non-cash balances
               
Prepaid expenses
    (220,989 )     (940,691 )
Inventory
    (16,310,904 )     (21,031,058 )
Accounts payable
    3,051,138       5,852,144  
Accrued liabilities
    16,510,260       2,546,975  
Other non-cash balances
    (7,539,146 )     (2,587,470 )
                 
Net cash provided by operating activities — continuing operations
    28,196,959       12,857,835  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities — discontinued operations
    1,007,331       (1,796,750 )
                 
      29,204,290       11,061,085  
Cash flows from investing activities
               
Purchase of property and equipment
    (30,043,297 )     (18,966,616 )
Investment in and advances to franchises
    (2,565,605 )      
Acquisition of franchises
    (3,030,245 )     (5,559,179 )
                 
Net cash used in investing activities — continuing operations
    (35,639,147 )     (24,525,795 )
Net cash used in investing activities — discontinued operations
          (214,377 )
                 
      (35,639,147 )     (24,740,172 )
Cash flows from financing activities
               
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    1,404,683        
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
    9,719,913        
Capital stock issued for cash, net of issuance costs
          38,349,817  
Payment of initial public offering costs
          (6,863,878 )
Amounts received from related party
          520,476  
                 
Net cash provided by financing activities — continuing operations
    11,124,596       32,006,415  
Net cash provided by financing activities — discontinued operations
           
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
    (5,195,316 )     1,262,690  
                 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations
    (505,577 )     19,590,018  
Cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations, beginning of period
  $ 52,544,971     $ 15,968,609  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations, end of period
  $ 52,039,394     $ 35,558,627  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations, end of period
  $     $ 766,035  
 
See accompanying notes to the interim consolidated financial statements


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NOTE 1.   NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
 
lululemon athletica inc., a Delaware corporation (“lululemon” or “LAI” and, together with its subsidiaries unless the context otherwise requires, the “Company”) is engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of healthy lifestyle inspired athletic apparel, which is sold through a chain of corporate-owned and operated retail stores, independent franchised stores and a network of wholesale accounts. The Company’s primary markets are Canada and the United States where 42 and 56 corporate-owned stores were in operation as of November 2, 2008, respectively. There were a total of 98 and 71 corporate-owned stores in operation as of November 2, 2008, and February 3, 2008, respectively.
 
 
The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements as of November 2, 2008, for the thirty-nine week period ended November 2, 2008, and for the nine months ended October 31, 2007, are presented using the United States dollar and have been prepared by the Company under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In the opinion of management, the financial information is presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and, accordingly, does not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. The financial information as of February 3, 2008 is derived from the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2008, included in Item 8 in the Fiscal 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K. These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 8, 2008.
 
The Company reorganized its corporate structure on July 26, 2007. This reorganization was accounted for as a transfer of entities under common control, and accordingly, the financial statements for periods prior to the reorganization have been restated on an “as if” pooling basis. Prior to the reorganization, the Company had prepared combined consolidated financial statements combining LAI and LIPO Investments (Canada) Inc., an entity owned by a principal stockholder of the Company.
 
Through fiscal 2006, the Company’s fiscal year ended on January 31st in the year following the year mentioned. Commencing with fiscal 2007, the Company’s fiscal year ends on the first Sunday following January 30th in the year following the year mentioned.
 
Our business is affected by the pattern of seasonality common to most retail apparel businesses. The results for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of future financial results.
 
NOTE 2.   RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
 
In March 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (“SFAS”) No. 161, Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities (“FAS 161”). FAS 161 is intended to improve financial reporting about derivative instruments and hedging activities by requiring enhanced disclosures to enable investors to better understand their effects on an entity’s financial position, financial performance, and cash flows. The provisions of FAS 161 are effective for the fiscal years and interim periods beginning after November 15, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting FAS 161 on its consolidated financial statement disclosures.
 
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141R, Business Combinations (revised 2007) (“FAS 141R”). FAS 141R replaces FAS 141 and requires the acquirer of a business to recognize and measure the identifiable assets acquired, the liabilities assumed, and any non-controlling interest in the acquiree at fair value. SFAS 141R also requires transaction costs related to the business combination to be expensed as incurred. SFAS 141R is effective for


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NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting SFAS 141R on its consolidated financial statements.
 
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160 Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements (“FAS 160”). FAS 160 changes the classification of non-controlling (minority) interests on the balance sheet and the accounting for and reporting of transactions between the reporting entity and holders of such non-controlling interests. Under the new standard, non-controlling interests are considered equity and are to be reported as an element of stockholders’ equity rather than within the mezzanine or liability sections of the balance sheet. In addition, the current practice of reporting minority interest expense or benefit also will change. Under the new standard, net income will encompass the total income before minority interest expense. The income statement will include separate disclosure of the attribution of income between the controlling and non-controlling interests. Increases and decreases in the non-controlling ownership interest amount are to be accounted for as equity transactions. FAS 160 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008 and earlier application is prohibited. Upon adoption, the balance sheet and the income statement will be recast retrospectively for the presentation of non-controlling interests. The other accounting provisions of the statement are required to be adopted prospectively. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that adopting FAS 160 will have on its financial position and results of operations.
 
In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (“FAS 159”). This Statement permits entities to choose to measure various financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value. Unrealized gains and losses on items for which the fair value option has been elected are reported in earnings. The Company adopted FAS 159 on February 4, 2008 and did not elect the fair value option for any of its eligible financial assets or liabilities.
 
In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, Fair Value Measurements (“FAS 157”). FAS 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accordance with GAAP, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. FAS 157 applies under other accounting pronouncements that require or permit fair value measurements and accordingly does not require any new fair value measurements. The provisions of FAS 157 are to be applied prospectively as of the beginning of the fiscal year in which it is initially applied, with any transition adjustment recognized as a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings. The provisions of FAS 157 are effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007, however the FASB has delayed the effective date of FAS 157 to fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2008 for nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities, except for items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis. The adoption of FAS 157 for financial assets and liabilities in the first two quarters of fiscal 2008 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of FAS 157 for nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities on its financial position and results of operations.
 
NOTE 3.   ADVANCES TO FRANCHISES
 
During the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 the Company entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Agreement”) with its Australian franchise partner, under which advances were provided by the Company to the franchisee. The Agreement provides for a secured non-revolving credit facility of up to AUD$3.9 million and funds are only advanced upon approval by the Company. As of November 2, 2008 a total of AUD$2.9 million has been drawn on the line of credit.
 
The loan is presented on the Company’s balance sheet as other non-current assets. The loan bears interest at 8% per annum which will accrue and capitalize to the loan principal.
 
At the Company’s option, the loan will be convertible into equity of the franchise three years after the effective date of the Agreement. If the Company does not elect to convert the loan at that time, the outstanding balance and interest is due and payable within six months.


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NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
NOTE 4.   STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
 
 
The Company’s employees participate in various stock-based compensation plans which are either provided by a principal stockholder of the Company or by the Company directly.
 
Stock-based compensation expense charged to income for the plans was $5.2 million and $4.8 million for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 and the nine months ended October 31, 2007 respectively. Total unrecognized compensation cost at November 2, 2008 was $13.4 million for all stock option plans, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.9 years.
 
 
A summary of the Company’s stock options and restricted share activity as of November 2, 2008 and changes during the period then ended is presented below:
 
                                 
          Weighted-
          Weighted-
 
    Number of
    Average
    Number of
    Average
 
    Stock
    Exercise
    Restricted
    Grant
 
    Options     Price     Shares     Fair Value  
 
Balance at February 3, 2008
    4,800,339     $ 2.74       10,458     $ 19.43  
                                 
Granted
    471,482     $ 23.83       7,350     $ 28.58  
Exercised
    2,255,834     $ 0.62              
Forfeited
    1,011,161     $ 2.02              
Balance at November 2, 2008
    2,004,826     $ 10.41       17,808     $ 23.21  
                                 
Exercisable at November 2, 2008
    147,246     $ 10.11       10,458     $ 19.43  
                                 
 
 
During the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 holders of the exchangeable shares exchanged 1,345,213 exchangeable shares into 1,345,213 shares of common stock of the Company for no additional consideration. In connection with the exchange of exchangeable shares, an equal number of outstanding shares of the Company’s special voting stock were cancelled. During the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 there were no grants of exchangeable shares issued and outstanding under the stockholder-sponsored awards. In the same period 24,013 exchangeable shares were cancelled and the underlying instruments were returned to the sponsoring stockholder.
 
During the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 there were no grants or exercises related to the LIPO USA shares or LIPO USA options issued and outstanding under the stockholder-sponsored awards. In the same period 5,238 LIPO USA Shares and 80,312 LIPO USA options were cancelled and the underlying instruments were returned to the sponsoring stockholder.
 
 
The Company’s Board of Directors and stockholders approved the Company’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“ESPP”) in September 2007. The ESPP allows for the purchase of common stock of the Company by all eligible employees. Each eligible employee may elect to have whatever portion of his or her base salary that equates, after deduction of applicable taxes, to either 3%, 6% or 9% of his or her base salary withheld during each payroll period for purposes of purchasing shares of our common stock under the ESPP. Additionally, the Company, or the subsidiary employing the participant, will make a cash contribution as additional compensation to each participant equal to one-third of the aggregate amount of that participant’s contribution for that pay period, which will be used to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, subject to certain limits as defined in the ESPP. The maximum


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number of shares available under the ESPP is 3,000,000 shares. During the quarter ended November 2, 2008, 15,095 shares were purchased under the ESPP, through open market purchases.
 
NOTE 5.   REACQUISITION OF FRANCHISED STORES
 
On September 8, 2008, the Company reacquired in an asset purchase transaction a franchised store in Bellevue, Washington for total cash consideration of $2,269,175. Included in the Company’s consolidated statements of income for the unaudited thirteen and thirty-nine week periods ended November 2, 2008 are the results of the reacquired Bellevue franchised store from the date of acquisition through to November 2, 2008.
 
The following table summarizes the preliminary fair values of the net assets acquired as of September 8, 2008:
 
         
Inventory
  $ 234,488  
Prepaid and other current assets
    37,692  
Property and equipment
    249,233  
Reacquired franchise rights
    1,799,474  
         
Total assets acquired
    2,320,887  
Unredeemed gift card liability
    51,712  
         
Total liabilities assumed
    51,712  
         
Net assets acquired
  $ 2,269,175  
         
 
On September 15, 2008, the Company reacquired in an asset purchase transaction two franchised stores in Victoria, British Columbia for total cash consideration of $1,167,617 from a related party. The fair values of the net assets acquired were measured as if the transaction occurred with a non-arm’s length party. Included in the Company’s consolidated statements of income for the unaudited thirteen and thirty-nine week periods ended November 2, 2008 are the results of the reacquired Victoria franchised stores from the date of acquisition through to November 2, 2008.
 
The following table summarizes the preliminary fair values of the net assets acquired as of September 15, 2008:
 
         
Inventory
  $ 306,058  
Prepaid and other current assets
    2,370  
Property and equipment
    261,497  
Reacquired franchise rights
    818,322  
         
Total assets acquired
    1,388,247  
Unredeemed gift card liability
    220,630  
         
Total liabilities assumed
    220,630  
         
Net assets acquired
  $ 1,167,617  
         
 
These are preliminary values that may change as the Company’s fair value assessment is ongoing.
 
NOTE 6.   LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
Brian Bacon, a former employee, filed suit against the Company in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada on May 6, 2008. In the action, captioned Brian Bacon v. Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc., Case No. S083254, Mr. Bacon claims that we terminated his employment contract without cause and without reasonable notice resulting in breach of contract, losses and damages. Mr. Bacon seeks damages in an unspecified


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amount, plus costs and interest related primarily to loss from participation in the stockholder sponsored LIPO USA awards. We believe this claim is without merit and are vigorously defending against it.
 
We are a party to various other legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of our business, but we are not currently a party to any legal proceeding that management believes would have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or results of operations.
 
NOTE 7.   INCOME TAXES
 
During the second quarter of fiscal 2008, following an IRC section 956 inclusion, the Company recapitalized its U.S. subsidiary and received distributions from its Canadian subsidiary. This resulted in the utilization of all net operating loss carryforwards (“NOLs”) generated in the United States prior to February 3, 2008.
 
As of February 3, 2008, we maintained a valuation allowance against substantially all of our net deferred income tax assets generated in the United States prior to February 3, 2008 since we had determined, based primarily on a history of cumulative losses in recent years and uncertainty regarding the timing and amounts of future taxable income together with the utilization of previous years NOLs, that realization of our deferred income tax assets did not meet the more likely than not criteria. During the second quarter of fiscal 2008, after considering a number of factors, including a history of cumulative earnings, utilization of previously generated NOLs and estimated taxable income in future years, we determined we would more likely than not realize substantial future tax benefits from our deferred income tax assets. As a result of this analysis the Company recorded deferred tax assets of (i) $1,388,549 related primarily to historical tax differences between financial and tax bases of assets and liabilities, (ii) $902,606 cumulative tax benefit recorded from stock-based compensation expense prior to the second quarter of fiscal 2008, and (iii) $2,660,671 excess tax benefit from the exercise of stock options during and prior to the second quarter of fiscal 2008.


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NOTE 8.   EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
The details of the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share is as follows:
 
                                 
    Thirteen Weeks
    Three Months
    Thirty-Nine Weeks
    Nine Months
 
    Ended November 2,
    Ended October 31,
    Ended November 2,
    Ended October 31,
 
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
 
Net income from continuing operations
  $ 8,830,549     $ 7,902,896     $ 29,560,528     $ 16,792,160  
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations
    3,733       (333,518 )     (1,135,918 )     (648,884 )
                                 
Net income
  $ 8,834,282     $ 7,569,378     $ 28,424,610     $ 16,143,276  
Basic weighted-average number of shares outstanding
    69,162,312       67,476,972       68,315,742       65,981,081  
Basic earnings per share
                               
Net income from continuing operations
  $ 0.13     $ 0.12     $ 0.44     $ 0.26  
Net loss from discontinued operations
          (0.01 )     (0.02 )     (0.01 )
                                 
Net income
  $ 0.13     $ 0.11     $ 0.42     $ 0.25  
Basic weighted-average number of shares outstanding
    69,162,312       67,476,972       68,315,742       65,981,081  
Effect of stock options assumed exercised
    1,447,174       4,206,551       2,692,273       3,915,303  
                                 
Diluted weighted-average number of shares outstanding
    70,609,486       71,683,523       71,008,015       69,896,384  
Diluted earnings per share
                               
Net income from continuing operations
  $ 0.13     $ 0.12     $ 0.42     $ 0.24  
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations
          (0.01 )     (0.02 )     (0.01 )
                                 
Net income
  $ 0.13     $ 0.11     $ 0.40     $ 0.23  
 
Our calculation of weighted-average shares include the common stock of the Company as well as the exchangeable shares. Exchangeable shares are the equivalent of common shares in all respects. All classes of stock have in effect the same rights and share equally in undistributed net income. For the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008, there were 830,116 and 637,359 stock options, respectively, that were anti-dilutive to earnings and therefore have been excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share.


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NOTE 9.   SUPPLEMENTARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
A summary of certain balance sheet accounts is as follows:
 
                 
    November 2,
    February 3,
 
    2008     2008  
 
Accounts receivable:
               
Trade accounts receivable
  $ 3,103,496     $ 2,494,194  
Other accounts receivable
    907,766       1,819,189  
Allowance for doubtful accounts
    (4,727 )     (10,953 )
                 
    $ 4,006,535     $ 4,302,430  
                 
Inventories:
               
Finished goods
  $ 49,659,670     $ 37,885,720  
Raw materials
    475,741       541,650  
Provision to reduce inventory to market value
    (1,073,147 )     (495,380 )
                 
    $ 49,062,264     $ 37,931,990  
                 
Property and equipment:
               
Leasehold improvements
  $ 48,699,424     $ 32,922,397  
Furniture and fixtures
    17,202,857       13,597,272  
Computer hardware and software
    16,916,711       12,648,125  
Equipment and vehicles
    253,100       243,404  
Accumulated amortization and depreciation
    (23,178,792 )     (15,806,228 )
                 
    $ 59,893,300     $ 43,604,970  
                 
Goodwill and intangible assets:
               
Goodwill
  $ 738,242     $ 738,242  
Changes in foreign currency exchange rates
    48,549       224,373  
                 
      786,791       962,615  
                 
Reacquired franchise rights
    9,933,811       7,566,037  
Non-competition agreements
    694,177       694,177  
Accumulated amortization
    (2,923,901 )     (2,793,406 )
Changes in foreign currency exchange rates
    148,436       1,689,165  
                 
      7,852,523       7,155,973  
                 
    $ 8,639,314     $ 8,118,588  
                 
Deferred income taxes and other assets:
               
Deferred tax asset
  $ 14,278,679     $ 1,124,595  
Prepaid rent and security deposits
    3,314,790       2,369,304  
Deferred lease costs
    1,840,542       1,013,744  
Investment in and advances to Australian franchise
    2,565,335        
                 
    $ 21,999,346     $ 4,507,643  
                 
Accrued liabilities:
               
Inventory purchases
  $ 8,437,321     $ 3,062,890  
Sales tax collected
    1,743,859       2,132,053  
Accrued rent
    1,348,882       1,388,295  
Other
    832,433       663,817  
                 
    $ 12,362,495     $ 7,247,055  
                 
Deferred income taxes and other non-current liabilities:
               
Deferred tax liability
  $ 160,640     $ 196,538  
Deferred lease liability
    6,529,198       3,585,695  
Tenant inducements
    4,298,760       3,135,518  
                 
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NOTE 10.   SEGMENT REPORTING
 
The Company’s reportable segments are comprised of corporate-owned stores, franchises and other. Phone sales, wholesale sales, warehouse sales and showrooms sales have been combined into other. Information for these segments from continuing operations is detailed in the table below:
 
                                 
    Thirteen Weeks
    Three Months
    Thirty-Nine Weeks
    Nine Months
 
    Ended November 2,
    Ended October 31,
    Ended November 2,
    Ended October 31,
 
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
 
Net revenue:
                               
Corporate-owned stores
  $ 77,559,438     $ 59,104,780     $ 225,244,330     $ 148,773,266  
Franchises
    4,797,545       3,269,366       13,567,431       10,155,781  
Other
    4,690,152       2,550,982       10,753,504       7,020,392  
                                 
    $ 87,047,135     $ 64,925,128     $ 249,565,265     $ 165,949,439  
                                 
Income from operations before general corporate expense:
                               
Corporate-owned stores
  $ 21,401,082     $ 19,278,295     $ 68,166,112     $ 48,034,437  
Franchises
    2,206,363       1,731,258       6,415,599       5,229,552  
Other
    374,415       299,185       2,054,610       1,288,322  
                                 
      23,981,860       21,308,738       76,636,321       54,552,311  
General corporate expense
    10,926,464       9,061,334       36,115,854       25,346,087  
                                 
Net operating income
    13,055,396       12,247,404       40,520,467       29,206,224  
Other expense (income), net
    (144,804 )     (418,938 )     (611,883 )     (596,390 )
                                 
Income before provision for income taxes
  $ 13,200,200     $ 12,666,342     $ 41,132,350     $ 29,802,614  
                                 
Capital expenditures:
                               
Corporate-owned stores
  $ 8,953,211     $ 7,095,157     $ 22,129,535     $ 14,410,240  
Corporate
    1,805,902       1,753,890       7,913,762       4,556,376  
                                 
    $ 10,759,113     $ 8,849,047     $ 30,043,297     $ 18,966,616  
                                 
Depreciation:
                               
Corporate-owned stores
  $ 3,356,566     $ 1,580,855     $ 7,977,227     $ 3,991,838  
Corporate
    926,974       277,265       2,994,702       680,528  
                                 
    $ 4,283,540     $ 1,858,120     $ 10,971,929     $ 4,672,366  
                                 


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NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
NOTE 11.   DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
 
During the first quarter of fiscal 2008 the Company committed to plans to wind-up operations in Japan and in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 the plans were finalized and disposition of the assets commenced with closure of three of the four corporate stores that the Company was operating as a joint venture with Descente Ltd. The fourth store was closed in August 2008. The shut down costs related to the closure of the stores in Japan were fully accrued in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. The Company and Descente Ltd. agreed to end all operations as a joint venture in the third quarter of fiscal 2008.
 
The results of discontinued operations are summarized as follows:
 
                 
    Thirty-Nine Weeks
    Nine Months
 
    Ended
    Ended
 
    November 2, 2008     October 31, 2007  
 
Revenue
  $ 2,482,284     $ 3,671,228  
Expenses
    (3,822,998 )     (4,520,170 )
Minority interest
    204,796       200,058  
                 
Net loss on discontinued operations
  $ (1,135,918 )   $ (648,884 )
                 
 
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ITEM 2.   MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Some of the statements contained in this Form 10-Q and any documents incorporated herein by reference constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included or incorporated in this Form 10-Q are forward-looking statements, particularly statements which relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts, such as statements regarding our future financial condition or results of operations, our prospects and strategies for future growth, the development and introduction of new products, and the implementation of our marketing and branding strategies. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “intends”, “predicts”, “potential” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.
 
The forward-looking statements contained in this Form 10-Q and any documents incorporated herein by reference reflect our current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause events or our actual activities or results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those factors described in “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” These factors include without limitation:
 
  •  our ability to manage operations at our current size or manage growth effectively;
 
  •  our ability to locate suitable locations to open new stores and to attract customers to our stores;
 
  •  our ability to successfully expand in the United States and other new markets;
 
  •  our ability to find suitable joint venture partners to facilitate our expansion outside of North America;
 
  •  our ability to finance our growth and maintain sufficient levels of cash flow;
 
  •  increased competition causing us to reduce the prices of our products or to increase significantly our marketing efforts in order to avoid losing market share;
 
  •  our ability to effectively market and maintain a positive brand image;
 
  •  our ability to maintain recent levels of comparable store sales or average sales per square foot;
 
  •  our ability to continually innovate and provide our consumers with improved products;
 
  •  the ability of our suppliers or manufacturers to produce or deliver our products in a timely or cost-effective manner;
 
  •  our lack of long-term supplier contracts;
 
  •  our lack of patents or exclusive intellectual property rights in our fabrics and manufacturing technology;
 
  •  our ability to attract and maintain the services of our senior management and key employees;
 
  •  the availability and effective operation of management information systems and other technology;
 
  •  changes in consumer preferences or changes in demand for technical athletic apparel and other products;
 
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  •  our ability to accurately anticipate and respond to seasonal or quarterly fluctuations in our operating results;
 
  •  our ability to maintain effective internal controls; and
 
  •  changes in general economic or market conditions, including as a result of political or military unrest or terrorist attacks.
 
The forward-looking statements contained in this Form 10-Q reflect our views and assumptions only as of the date of this Form 10-Q and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this Form 10-Q. Except as required by applicable securities law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
 
lululemon is a designer and retailer of technical athletic apparel. Our yoga-inspired apparel is marketed under the lululemon athletica brand name. We offer a comprehensive line of apparel and accessories including fitness pants, shorts, tops and jackets designed for athletic pursuits such as yoga, dance, running and general fitness. As of November 2, 2008, our branded apparel was principally sold through 107 corporate-owned and franchised stores that are primarily located in Canada and the United States. We believe our vertical retail strategy allows us to interact more directly with and gain insights from our customers while providing us with greater control of our brand. For the third quarter of fiscal 2008, 69% of our net revenue was derived from sales of our products in Canada and 31% of our net revenue was derived from the sales of our products in the United States. After reevaluating our operating performance in Japan and our strategic priorities, we decided to discontinue our operations in Japan in fiscal 2008. In the second quarter of fiscal 2008 we closed three of our stores in Japan and closed our fourth and final store in Japan during the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and classified our Japanese operations as discontinued operations in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. We opened our first store in Japan in 2005 and have operated in Japan through a joint venture with Japanese apparel company, Descente, Ltd., since 2006. Japan represented less than 1.5% of our revenues in fiscal 2007 and required a disproportionate amount of management time and attention during fiscal 2007. We agreed with Descente Ltd. to end all operations as a joint venture in the third quarter of fiscal 2008. We believe that our time, attention and capital resources are best spent focused on our top priorities, which are growth in the United States, where we plan to open five stores during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008, and the development of an e-commerce business.
 
Our net revenue has grown from $40.7 million for fiscal 2004 to $274.7 million for fiscal 2007. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 88.9%. Our net revenue also increased from $64.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 to $87.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008, representing a 34.1% increase. By the end of fiscal 2004, we operated 20 stores including 14 corporate-owned stores and six franchised stores in Canada, the United States and Australia. The majority of our stores were located in Canada, with only three corporate-owned stores in the United States and one franchised store in Australia. Our increase in net revenue from fiscal 2004 to fiscal 2007 resulted from the addition of 17 retail locations in fiscal 2005, 14 retail locations in fiscal 2006, 31 retail locations in fiscal 2007, and 30 retail locations in the first three quarters of fiscal 2008 and strong comparable store sales growth of 19%, 25%, 34%, and 13% in fiscal 2005, fiscal 2006, fiscal 2007, and the first three quarters of fiscal 2008, respectively. Our ability to open new stores and grow sales in existing stores has been driven by increasing demand for our technical athletic apparel and a growing recognition of the lululemon athletica brand. We believe our superior products, strategic store locations, inviting store environment, grassroots marketing approach and distinctive corporate culture are responsible for our strong financial performance.
 
We have three reportable segments: corporate-owned stores, franchises and other. We report our segments based on the financial information we use in managing our businesses. While we receive financial information for each corporate-owned store, we have aggregated all of the corporate-owned stores into one reportable segment due to the similarities in the economic and other characteristics of these stores. Our franchises segment accounted for 17% of our net revenues for fiscal 2005, 14% for fiscal 2006, 7% for fiscal 2007 and 6% for the first three quarters of fiscal 2008. Opening new franchised stores is not a significant part of our near-term store growth strategy, and we therefore expect that the revenue derived from our franchised stores will continue to comprise less than 10% of the


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net revenue we report in future fiscal years. Our other operations accounted for less than 10% of our revenues in each of fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2006, fiscal 2007 and the first three quarters of fiscal 2008.
 
For fiscal years through fiscal 2006, our fiscal year ended on January 31st in the year following the year mentioned. Commencing with fiscal 2007, our fiscal year ends on the first Sunday following January 30th in the year following the year mentioned.
 
The world economy slowed considerably during the third quarter of fiscal 2008 as problems in global financial markets became more widespread and consumers cut back on retail spending amid fears of a global recession. Our sales growth slowed in the latter part of the third quarter of 2008, driven in part by this reduced spending. We believe that the challenging economic climate combined with the effect of the depreciation in the relative value of the U.S. dollar compared to the Canadian dollar will continue to adversely affect our fourth quarter projections for sales and margin rates. Our operations are highly seasonal, with a disproportionate amount of merchandise sales occurring in the fourth fiscal quarter. The current overall economic climate will result in a continued slowing of sales growth and have a negative impact on our gross margins in our fourth fiscal quarter and in our 2009 fiscal year. Given the current economic conditions, our comparable store sales results and results of operations during the third quarter of fiscal 2008 have been negatively affected, and we believe that the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008 and fiscal 2009 will also be negatively affected by continued reduced consumer spending and the short-term volatility of foreign exchange rates, particularly in Canada.
 
 
 
The following table summarizes key components of our results of operations for the thirteen weeks ended November 2, 2008 and the three months ended October 31, 2007. The operating results are expressed in dollar amounts as well as relevant percentages, presented as a percentage of net revenue.
 
                                 
    Thirteen Weeks Ended November 2, 2008 and
 
    Three Months Ended October 31, 2007  
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)     (Percentages)  
 
Net revenue
  $ 87,047     $ 64,925       100.0       100.0  
Cost of goods sold
    45,154       29,409       51.9       45.3  
                                 
Gross profit
    41,893       35,516       48.1       54.7  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    28,838       23,269       33.1       35.8  
                                 
Income from operations
    13,055       12,247       15.0       18.9  
Other expense (income), net
    (145 )     (419 )     (0.2 )     (0.6 )
                                 
Income before provision for income taxes
    13,200       12,666       15.2       19.5  
Provision for income taxes
    4,370       4,763       5.0       7.3  
                                 
Net income from continuing operations
    8,830       7,903       10.2       12.2  
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations
    4       (334 )     0.0       (0.5 )
                                 
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  $ 8,834     $ 7,569       10.2       11.7  
                                 


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Net revenue increased $22.1 million, or 34%, to $87.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $64.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. This increase was the result of sales from new stores opened. Assuming the average exchange rate between the Canadian and United States dollars for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 remained constant, our net revenue would have increased $26.0 million, or 40%, for the third quarter of fiscal 2008.
 
                 
    Thirteen Weeks
    Three Months
 
    Ended
    Ended
 
    November 2, 2008     October 31, 2007  
    (In thousands)  
 
Net revenue by segment:
               
Corporate-owned stores
  $ 77,559     $ 59,105  
Franchises
    4,798       3,269  
Other
    4,690       2,551  
                 
Net revenue
  $ 87,047     $ 64,925  
                 
 
Corporate-Owned Stores.  Net revenue from our corporate-owned stores segment increased $18.5 million, or 31%, to $77.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $59.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. The following contributed to the $18.5 million increase in net revenue from our corporate-owned stores segment:
 
  •  Net revenue from corporate-owned stores that we opened during the first three quarters of fiscal 2008, and corporate-owned stores we opened subsequent to October 31, 2007, which are not included in the comparable store sales growth, contributed $19.5 million of the increase. Of this increase, $1.2 million was contributed by franchised stores that were reacquired during the quarter. New store openings since the third quarter of fiscal 2007 included four stores in Canada and 34 stores in the United States.
 
  •  Comparable store sales decline of 2% in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 resulted in a $1.0 million decrease to net revenue. Assuming the average exchange rate between the Canadian and the United States dollars for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 remained constant our comparable store sales would have increased 4% for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and would have increased net revenue by $2.3 million. The constant dollar increase in comparable store sales was driven primarily by the strength of our existing product lines, successful introduction of new products and increasing recognition of the lululemon athletica brand name.
 
Franchises.  Net revenue from our franchises segment increased $1.5 million, or 47%, to $4.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $3.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. The increase in net revenue from our franchises segment consisted primarily of increased franchised store revenue from our remaining franchised store locations and was offset by the reacquisition of franchised stores late in the third quarter of fiscal 2008.
 
Other.  Net revenue from our other segment increased $2.1 million, or 84%, to $4.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $2.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. The increase was primarily the result of increased wholesale and showroom sales.
 
 
Gross profit increased $6.4 million, or 18%, to $41.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $35.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. The increase in gross profit was driven principally by:
 
  •  an increase of $18.5 million in net revenue from our corporate-owned stores segment;
 
  •  an increase of $2.1 million in net revenue from our other segment; and
 
  •  an increase of $1.5 million in net revenue from our franchises segment.
 
This amount was partially offset by:
 
  •  an increase in product costs of $9.5 million associated with our sale of goods through corporate-owned stores, franchises and other segments;
 
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  •  an increase in expenses of $1.4 million related to our production, design, merchandising and distribution departments primarily as a result of increased headcount; and
 
  •  an increase in depreciation of $1.2 million primarily related to an increase in corporate-owned stores.
 
Gross profit as a percentage of net revenue, or gross margin, decreased 6.6 percentage points, to 48.1% for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from 54.7% for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. The decrease in gross margin resulted primarily from:
 
  •  an increase in product costs as a percentage of revenue, which contributed to a decrease in product margin of 3.0%;
 
  •  an increase in occupancy costs as a percentage of revenue, as a result of increased costs related to new stores opened during the quarter and new stores that have not yet opened, which contributed to a decrease in gross margin of 2.4%;
 
  •  an increase in expenses related to our production, design, merchandising and distribution departments (including stock-based compensation expense) as a percentage of net revenue from the third quarter of fiscal 2007 to the third quarter fiscal 2008 as a result of increased headcount which contributed to a decrease in gross margin of 0.5%; and
 
  •  an increase in depreciation costs related to an increase in corporate-owned stores as a percentage of revenue, which contributed to a decrease in gross margin of 0.8%.
 
Our costs of goods sold in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 included $0.2 million of stock-based compensation expense, which is consistent with the third quarter of fiscal 2007.
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $5.6 million, or 24%, to $28.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $23.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. As a percentage of net revenue, selling, general and administrative expenses decreased 2.7 percentage points, to 33.1% from 35.8%. The $5.6 million increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was principally comprised of:
 
  •  an increase in employee compensation of $3.1 million related primarily to opening additional corporate-owned stores;
 
  •  an increase in other corporate expenses of $1.8 million for costs such as: professional fees including legal costs; stock-based compensation; and other corporate costs such as travel expenses and communication costs associated with corporate facilities; and
 
  •  an increase in store support center costs of $0.7 million related to an increase in depreciation and amortization and a decrease in foreign exchange gains.
 
Our selling, general and administrative expenses in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and the third quarter of fiscal 2007 included $1.3 million and $1.6 million, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense.
 
 
The increase of $0.8 million in income from operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 was primarily due to a $6.4 million increase in gross profit resulting from additional sales from corporate-owned stores opened, offset by an increase of $5.6 million in selling, general and administrative expenses.
 
On a segment basis, we determine income from operations without taking into account our general corporate expenses such as corporate employee costs, travel expenses and corporate rent. For purposes of our management’s analysis of our financial results, we have allocated some general product expenses to our corporate-owned stores segment. For example, all expenses related to our production, design, merchandising, and distribution departments have been allocated to this segment.


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Income from operations (before general corporate expenses) from:
 
  •  our corporate-owned stores segment increased $2.1 million, or 11%, to $21.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $19.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 primarily due to an increase in corporate-owned stores gross profit of $5.2 million, offset by an increase of $3.1 million in store operating expenses;
 
  •  our franchises segment increased $0.3 million, or 19%, to $2.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $1.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 primarily from increased franchised store revenue from our remaining franchised store locations; and
 
  •  our other segment increased $0.2 million, or 72%, to $0.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $0.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007.
 
Other income, net decreased by $0.3 million, or 65%, to $0.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $0.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 primarily due to lower interest earned on cash balances.
 
 
Income tax expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 was $4.4 million compared to $4.8 million for the corresponding period in fiscal 2007. Our financial statement effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended November 2, 2008 was 33% versus 38% for the three months ended October 31, 2007. Our effective tax rate in fiscal 2008 decreased as a result of amending our transfer pricing structure at the end of fiscal 2007. The effective tax rate will vary from the statutory rate primarily because stock-based compensation expense recorded is a permanent difference in certain jurisdictions.
 
 
Net income from continuing operations increased $0.9 million, to $8.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 from $7.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. The increase in net income of $0.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 was a result of an increase in gross profit of $6.4 million resulting from additional sales from corporate-owned stores opened, a decrease in the provision for income tax of $0.4 million and offset by increases in selling, general and administrative expenses of $5.6 million and other income, net of $0.3 million.
 
Discontinued Operations
 
During the thirteen weeks ended November 2, 2008, revenues from discontinued operations were $nil and costs and recovery of expenses were $0.1 million. The loss from discontinued operations was $nil, resulting in a reduction of basic and diluted earnings per share of $nil. The shut down costs related to the closure of the stores in Japan were fully accrued in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. We agreed with our joint venture partner to end all operations as a joint venture in the third quarter of fiscal 2008.


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The following table summarizes key components of our results of operations for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 and the nine months ended October 31, 2007. The operating results are expressed in dollar amounts as well as relevant percentages, presented as a percentage of net revenue.
 
                                 
    Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended November 2, 2008 and
 
    Nine Months Ended October 31, 2007  
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)     (Percentages)  
 
Net revenue
  $ 249,565     $ 165,949       100.0       100.0  
Cost of goods sold
    122,159       77,602       48.9       46.8  
                                 
Gross profit
    127,406       88,347       51.1       53.2  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    86,886       59,141       34.8       35.6  
                                 
Income from operations
    40,520       29,206       16.2       17.6  
Other expense (income), net
    (612 )     (596 )     (0.3 )     (0.4 )
                                 
Income before provision for income taxes
    41,132       29,802       16.5       18.0  
                                 
Provision for income taxes
    11,572       13,010       4.7       7.9  
                                 
Net income from continuing operations
    29,561       16,792       11.8       10.1  
Net loss from discontinued operations
    (1,136 )     (649 )     (0.4 )     (0.4 )
                                 
Net income
  $ 28,425     $ 16,143       11.4       9.7  
                                 
 
 
Net revenue increased $83.6 million, or 50%, to $249.6 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $165.9 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007. This increase was the result of increased comparable store sales and sales from new stores opened. Assuming the average exchange rate between the Canadian and United States dollars for the first nine months of fiscal 2007 remained constant, our net revenue would have increased $77.0 million, or 46%, for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008.
 
                 
    Thirty-Nine Weeks
    Nine Months
 
    Ended
    Ended
 
    November 2, 2008     October 31 ,2007  
    (In thousands)  
 
Net revenue by segment:
               
Corporate-owned stores
  $ 225,244     $ 148,773  
Franchises
    13,567       10,156  
Other
    10,754       7,020  
                 
Net revenue
  $ 249,565     $ 165,949  
                 
 
Corporate-Owned Stores.  Net revenue from our corporate-owned stores segment increased $76.5 million, or 51%, to $225.2 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $148.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007. The following contributed to the $76.5 million increase in net revenue from our corporate-owned stores segment:
 
  •  Net revenue from corporate-owned stores we opened during the first thirty-nine weeks, and corporate-owned stores we opened subsequent to October 31, 2007 and therefore not included in the comparable store sales growth, contributed $57.4 million, or 75%, of the increase. Of this increase, $1.2 million was contributed by franchised stores that were reacquired during the quarter. New store openings from the third quarter of fiscal 2007 included four stores in Canada and 34 stores in the United States.
 
  •  Comparable store sales growth of 13% in the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 contributed $19.1 million, or 25%, of the increase. Assuming the average exchange rate between the Canadian and the United States dollars for the first nine months of fiscal 2007 remained constant our comparable store sales would have increased 10% for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 and contributed $14.5 million, of the


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  increase. The increase in comparable store sales was driven primarily by the strength of our existing product lines, successful introduction of new products and increasing recognition of the lululemon athletica brand name.
 
Franchises.  Net revenue from our franchise segment increased $3.4 million, or 34%, to $13.6 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $10.2 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007. The increase in net revenue from our franchises segment consisted primarily of increased franchised store revenue from our remaining franchised store locations and was offset by our reacquisition of three franchised stores late in the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008.
 
Other.  Net revenue from our other segment increased $3.7 million, or 53%, to $10.8 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $7.0 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007. The $3.7 million increase was primarily the result of increased wholesale and showroom sales.
 
 
Gross profit increased $39.1 million, or 44%, to $127.4 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $88.3 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007. The increase in gross profit was driven principally by:
 
  •  an increase of $76.5 million in net revenue from our corporate-owned stores segment;
 
  •  an increase of $3.7 million in net revenue from our other segment; and
 
  •  an increase of $3.4 million in net revenue from our franchises segment.
 
This amount was partially offset by:
 
  •  an increase in product costs of $25.5 million associated with our sale of goods through corporate-owned stores, franchises and other segments;
 
  •  an increase in occupancy costs of $9.7 million related to an increase in corporate-owned stores;
 
  •  an increase in the cost of sales support departments of $5.7 million related to additional costs, including increased headcount in distribution, design, merchandising and production; and
 
  •  an increase in depreciation of $3.3 million primarily related to an increase in corporate-owned stores.
 
Gross profit as a percentage of net revenue, or gross margin, decreased 2.2 percentage points, to 51.1% for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from 53.2% for the first nine months of fiscal 2007. The decrease in gross margin resulted from a decrease in product costs as a percentage of revenue, which contributed to an increase in product margin of 0.5%. This amount was offset by:
 
  •  an increase in occupancy costs as a percentage of revenue, as a result of increased costs related to new stores opened during the quarter and new stores that have not yet opened, which contributed to a decrease in gross margin of 1.6%;
 
  •  an increase in expenses related to our production, design, merchandising and distribution departments (including stock-based compensation expense) as a percentage of net revenue from the third quarter of fiscal 2007 to the third quarter fiscal 2008 which contributed to a decrease in gross margin of 0.6%; and
 
  •  an increase in depreciation costs related to an increase in corporate-owned stores as a percentage of revenue, which contributed to a decrease in gross margin of 0.5%.
 
Our costs of goods sold in the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 and the first nine months of fiscal 2007 included $0.7 million and $0.6 million, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense.
 
 
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revenue, selling, general and administrative expenses decreased 0.8%, to 34.8% from 35.6%. The $27.7 million increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was principally comprised of:
 
  •  an increase in employee compensation of $13.1 million primarily related to opening additional corporate-owned stores;
 
  •  an increase in other store operating expenses of $6.4 million primarily related to commissions, credit card fees, other employee costs and supplies; and
 
  •  an increase in other corporate expenses of $8.3 million for costs such as: professional fees, which includes costs for executive recruiting for our CEO as well as other legal costs; stock-based compensation; amortization and depreciation costs, including amortization for capitalized inventory ERP software costs that became available for use in the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 and other corporate costs such as travel expenses and communication costs associated with corporate facilities.
 
Our selling, general and administrative expenses in the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 and the first nine months of fiscal 2007 included $4.5 million and $4.2 million, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense.
 
 
The increase of $11.3 million in income from operations for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 was primarily due to a $39.1 million increase in gross profit resulting from increased comparable store sales and additional sales from corporate-owned stores opened, offset by an increase of $27.7 million in selling, general and administrative expenses.
 
On a segment basis, we determine income from operations without taking into account our general corporate expenses such as corporate employee costs, travel expenses and corporate rent. For purposes of our management’s analysis of our financial results, we have allocated some general product expenses to our corporate-owned stores segment. For example, all expenses related to our production, design merchandising and distribution departments have been allocated to this segment.
 
Income from operations (before general corporate expenses) from:
 
  •  our corporate-owned stores segment increased $20.1 million, or 42%, to $68.2 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $48.0 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007 primarily due to an increase in corporate-owned stores gross profit of $35.5 million, offset by an increase of $15.4 million in store operating expenses;
 
  •  our franchises segment increased $1.2 million, or 23%, to $6.4 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $5.2 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007 primarily from increased franchised store revenue from our remaining franchised store locations; and
 
  •  our other segment increased $0.8 million, or 59%, to $2.1 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $1.3 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007 primarily due to an increase in salaries and wages of $0.7 million.
 
Other income, net remained constant for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 compared to the first nine months of fiscal 2007. Other income, net is comprised primarily of interest income, which is earned from cash balances held with financial institutions.
 
 
Income tax expense for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 was $11.6 million compared to $13.0 million for the nine month period in fiscal 2007. Our financial statement effective tax rate for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 was 28% versus 44% for the nine months ended October 31, 2007. Our effective tax rate in fiscal 2008 decreased as a result of amending our transfer pricing structure at the end of fiscal 2007. The effective tax rate will vary from the statutory rate because (i) stock option compensation expense recorded is a permanent difference in certain jurisdictions, (ii) the realization of the benefits of the tax assets from stock-based compensation recorded prior to the third quarter of fiscal 2008, and (iii) the realization of the benefits of


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the tax assets related primarily to historical tax differences between financial and tax bases of assets and liabilities prior to February 3, 2008.
 
During the second quarter of fiscal 2008, after considering a number of factors, including a history of cumulative earnings, utilization of previously generated NOL carryforwards and estimated taxable income in future years, we determined we would more likely than not realize substantial future tax benefits from our deferred income tax assets generated in the United States prior to February 3, 2008. As a result of this analysis we recorded deferred tax assets of (i) $1,388,549 related primarily to historical tax differences between financial and tax bases of assets and liabilities, (ii) $902,606 cumulative tax benefit recorded from stock-based compensation expense prior to the second quarter of fiscal 2008, and (iii) $2,660,971 excess tax benefit from the exercise of stock options during and prior to the second quarter of fiscal 2008.
 
 
Net income from continuing operations increased $12.8 million to $29.6 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 from $16.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2007. The increase in net income of $12.8 million for the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 was a result of an increase in gross profit of $39.1 million resulting from increased comparable store sales and additional sales from corporate-owned stores opened, and a decrease in provision for income taxes of $1.4 million, which was offset by increases in selling, general and administrative expenses of $27.7 million.
 
Discontinued Operations
 
During the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008, revenues from discontinued operations were $2.5 million and costs and expenses were $3.8 million. The loss from discontinued operations was $1.1 million, resulting in a reduction of basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.02. The shut down costs related to the closure of the stores in Japan were fully accrued in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.
 
 
Historically, we have recognized a significant portion of our income from operations in the fourth fiscal quarter of each year as a result of increased sales during the holiday selling season. Despite the fact that we have experienced a significant amount of our net revenue and gross profit in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year, we believe that the true extent of the seasonality or cyclical nature of our business may have been overshadowed by our rapid growth to date.
 
 
Our cash requirements are principally for working capital and capital expenditures, including the build out cost of new stores, renovations of existing stores, and improvements to our distribution facility and corporate infrastructure. Our need for working capital is seasonal, with the greatest requirements from August through the end of November each year as a result of our inventory build-up and concentration of new store openings during this period for our holiday selling season. Historically, our main sources of liquidity have been cash flow from operating activities and borrowings under our existing and previous revolving credit facilities, and our initial public offering that closed on August 2, 2007.
 
At November 2, 2008, our working capital (excluding cash and cash equivalents) was $8.7 million and our cash and cash equivalents were $52.0 million. We have an additional CDN$20.0 million in borrowings available to us under our uncommitted demand revolving credit facility.
 
The following presents the major components of net cash flows provided by and used in operating, investing and financing activities for the periods indicated:
 
 
Operating Activities consist primarily of net income adjusted for certain non-cash items, including depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, stock-based compensation expense and the effect of the changes in non-cash working capital items, principally prepaid expenses, inventories, accounts payable and accrued expenses.


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For the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008, cash provided by operating activities increased $18.1 million to $29.2 million compared to $11.1 million in the nine months ended October 31, 2007. The $18.1 million increase was due to an increase in net income from continuing operations of $12.8 million, a net decrease in non-cash working capital items of $11.7 million, an increase in cash provided by operating activities from discontinued operations of $2.8 million and offset by a net decrease in items not affecting cash of $9.1 million. The $11.7 million net decrease in non-cash working capital items was primarily driven by:
 
  •  a net increase in accrued liabilities of $14.0 million primarily due to the stock option tax withholdings of $13.9 million that were collected in the third quarter of fiscal 2008; and
 
  •  a net decrease in inventory levels of $4.7 million as we had a higher inventory balance at the beginning of fiscal 2008 versus the beginning of fiscal 2007.
 
These amounts were partially offset by:
 
  •  a net decrease in other current liabilities of $3.4 million primarily due to an increase in deferred lease costs related to new stores being opened, an increase in deferred revenue and settlement of related party liabilities; and
 
  •  a net decrease in accounts payable of $2.8 million primarily due to the payment in the first thirty-nine weeks of fiscal 2008 of normal operating expenses that were in accounts payable at the end of fiscal 2007.
 
Items not affecting cash decreased in the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 as compared to the nine months ended October 31, 2007 as a result of an increase in deferred income taxes and the excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation which was partially offset by higher depreciation and amortization expense related to a higher store count and the implementation of our inventory ERP system and higher stock-based compensation expense due to the one-time acceleration of performance based options.
 
 
Investing Activities relate entirely to capital expenditures, investments in and advances to affiliates, and acquisitions of franchised stores. Cash used in investing activities increased $10.9 million, to $35.6 million, for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 from $24.7 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2007. The $10.9 million increase was a result of additional purchases of property and equipment of $11.1 million resulting primarily from corporate-owned store capital expenditures ($7.7 million) and corporate capital expenditures ($3.4 million) including capitalized software costs, an increase of $2.6 million in investment in and advances to our Australian franchise partner offset by a decrease in the acquisition of franchises of $2.5 million, as the three Calgary, Alberta franchised stores were reacquired in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 for $5.5 million versus the two Victoria, British Columbia franchised stores and one Bellevue, Washington franchised store, that were reacquired in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 for $3.0 million. In the nine months ended October 31, 2007 we purchased property and equipment of $0.2 million related to discontinued operations. No similar purchases were made in the thirty-nine week period ended November 2, 2008 as the Company prepared to discontinue operations in Japan in fiscal 2008.
 
 
Financing Activities consist primarily of costs related to our initial public offering, cash received on the exercise of stock options and excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation. Cash provided by financing activities decreased to $11.1 million for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 from $32.0 million of cash used by financing activities for the nine months ended October 31, 2007. The net decrease in cash provided by financing activities is a result of the significant cash inflow during the third quarter of fiscal 2007 when we received cash proceeds from the initial public offering.
 
We believe that our cash from operations and borrowings available to us under our revolving credit facility will be adequate to meet our liquidity needs and capital expenditure requirements for at least the next 24 months. Our cash from operations may be negatively impacted by a decrease in demand for our products as well as the other factors described in “Risk Factors.” In addition, we may make discretionary capital improvements with respect to our stores, distribution facility, headquarters, or other systems, which we would expect to fund through the issuance


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of debt or equity securities or other external financing sources to the extent we were unable to fund such capital expenditures out of our cash from operations.
 
 
In April 2007, we executed a credit facility with the Royal Bank of Canada that provides for a CDN$20,000,000 uncommitted demand revolving credit facility to fund our working capital requirements. This credit facility canceled our previous CDN$8,000,000 credit facility. Borrowings under the uncommitted credit facility are made on a when-and-as-needed basis at our discretion.
 
Borrowings under the credit facility can be made either as i) Revolving Loans — Revolving loan borrowings will bear interest at a rate equal to the Bank’s CDN$ or USD$ annual base rate (defined as zero% plus the lender’s annual prime rate) per annum, ii) Offshore Loans — Offshore rate loan borrowings will bear interest at a rate equal to a base rate based upon LIBOR for the applicable interest period, plus 1.125% per annum, iii) Bankers Acceptances — Bankers acceptance borrowings will bear interest at the bankers acceptance rate plus 1.125% per annum, or iv) Letters of Credit and Letters of Guarantee — Borrowings drawn down under letters of credit or guarantee issued by the banks will bear a 1.125% per annum fee.
 
At November 2, 2008, there were $1.5 million in borrowings outstanding under this credit facility.
 
 
Our contractual obligations primarily consist of operating leases. A table representing the scheduled payments of our contractual obligations as of February 3, 2008 was included under the heading “Contractual Obligations and Commitments” within our Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 8, 2008. During the third quarter of fiscal 2008 we were released from our contractual obligation related to the new store support center head office location.
 
 
We enter into documentary letters of credit to facilitate the international purchase of merchandise. We also enter into standby letters of credit to secure certain of our obligations, including insurance programs and duties related to import purchases. As of November 2, 2008, letters of credit and letters of guarantee totaling $1.5 million have been issued.
 
Other than these standby letters of credit, we do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements, investments in special purpose entities or undisclosed borrowings or debt. In addition, we have not entered into any derivative contracts or synthetic leases.
 
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions. Predicting future events is inherently an imprecise activity and, as such, requires the use of judgment. Actual results may vary from estimates in amounts that may be material to the financial statements. An accounting policy is deemed to be critical if it requires an accounting estimate to be made based on assumptions about matters that are highly uncertain at the time the estimate is made, and if different estimates that reasonably could have been used, or changes in the accounting estimates that are reasonably likely to occur periodically, could materially impact our consolidated financial statements. Our critical accounting policies and estimates are discussed in our recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K for our 2007 fiscal year end. We believe that there have been no other significant changes during the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008 to our critical accounting policies.


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Operating Locations
 
Our operating locations by country, state and province as of November 2, 2008, and the overall totals as of November 2, 2008, are summarized in the table below.
 
                         
    Number of Operating
       
    Locations        
Country, Province/State
  Corporate     Franchise     Total  
 
Canada
                       
Alberta
    8             8  
British Columbia
    11             11  
Nova Scotia
    1             1  
Manitoba
    1             1  
Ontario
    17             17  
Quebec
    4             4  
Saskatchewan
          1       1  
                         
Total Canadian
    42       1       43  
                         
United States
                       
California
    18       1       19  
Colorado
          3       3  
Connecticut
    2             2  
District of Columbia
    1             1  
Florida
    2             2  
Hawaii
    1             1  
Illinois
    6             6  
Massachusetts
    4             4  
Maryland
    1             1  
Michigan
    1             1  
Nevada
    1             1  
New Jersey
    2             2  
New York
    6             6  
Oregon
    1             1  
Texas
    5             5  
Virginia
    2             2  
Washington
    3             3  
                         
Total United States
    56       4       60  
                         
International
                       
Australia
          4       4  
Total International
          4       4  
                         
Overall total, as of November 2, 2008
    98       9       107  
                         
Overall total, as of February 3, 2008
    71       10       81  
                         
 
ITEM 3.   QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
Market risk represents the risk of loss that may impact our financial position due to adverse changes in financial market prices and rates. Our market risk exposure is primarily a result of fluctuations in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. We do not hold or issue financial instruments for trading purposes.
 
Foreign Currency Exchange Risk.  We currently generate a majority of our net revenue in Canada. The reporting currency for our consolidated financial statements is the U.S. dollar. Historically, our operations were based largely in Canada. As of November 2, 2008, we operated 42 stores in Canada. As a result, we have been impacted by changes in


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exchange rates and may be impacted materially for the foreseeable future. As we recognize net revenue from sales in Canada in Canadian dollars, and the U.S. dollar has strengthened during the third quarter of fiscal 2008, it has had a negative impact on our Canadian operating results upon translation of those results into U.S. dollars for the purposes of consolidation. However, the loss in net revenue was partially offset by lower cost of sales and lower selling, general and administrative expenses that are generated in Canadian dollars. The 7% depreciation in the relative value of the U.S. dollar compared to the Canadian dollar in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 versus the third quarter of fiscal 2007 has resulted in lost income from operations of approximately $1.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. To the extent the ratio between our net revenue generated in Canadian dollars increases as compared to our expenses generated in Canadian dollars, we expect that our results of operations will be further impacted by changes in exchange rates. We do not currently hedge foreign currency fluctuations. However, in the future, in an effort to mitigate losses associated with these risks, we may at times enter into derivative financial instruments, although we have not historically done so. We do not, and do not intend to, engage in the practice of trading derivative securities for profit.
 
Interest Rate Risk.  In April 2007, we entered into an uncommitted senior secured demand revolving credit facility with Royal Bank of Canada which replaced our prior credit facility. Because our revolving credit facility bears interest at a variable rate, we will be exposed to market risks relating to changes in interest rates, if we have a meaningful outstanding balance. At November 2, 2008, we had no outstanding borrowings under our revolving facility. We do not believe we currently are significantly exposed to changes in interest rate risk. We currently do not engage in any interest rate hedging activity and currently have no intention to do so in the foreseeable future. However, in the future, if we have a meaningful outstanding balance, in an effort to mitigate losses associated with these risks, we may at times enter into derivative financial instruments, although we have not historically done so. These may take the form of forward sales contracts, option contracts, and interest rate swaps. We do not, and do not intend to, engage in the practice of trading derivative securities for profit.
 
ITEM 4.   CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as of the end of the period covered by this report, or the Evaluation Date. Based upon the evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the Evaluation Date. Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and procedures designed to reasonably ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act, such as this report, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include controls and procedures designed to reasonably ensure that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
During the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2008, we implemented changes to our information systems including:
 
  •  upgrades to our general ledger system to provide for increased controls over financial information and reporting;
 
  •  a new point of sale system designed to increase automated controls for transaction processing;
 
  •  a new inventory subledger system that allows for increased controls over the completeness and accuracy of inventory; and
 
  •  a new time and attendance system to more accurately collect, record and process payroll.
 
The implementation has involved changes to processes, and, accordingly, has required changes to internal controls.
 
Other than the changes discussed above, there have not been any changes in our internal control over financial reporting during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.


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OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.   LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
We are, from time to time, involved in routine legal matters incidental to its business. Management believes that the ultimate resolution of any such current proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on our continued financial position, results of operations or cash flows. Refer to Note 5 included in Item 1 of Part 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for information regarding specific legal proceedings.
 
ITEM 1A.   RISK FACTORS
 
In addition to other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the risk factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our 2007 fiscal year filed on April 8, 2008. There have been no material changes to the risk factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K. Except as set forth below, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in such Form 10-K filing.
 
 
Our operations and performance depend significantly on economic conditions, particularly those in Canada and the United States, and their impact on levels of consumer spending. Consumer spending on non-essential items is affected by a number of factors, including consumer confidence in the strength of economies, fears of recession, the tightening of credit markets, higher levels of unemployment, higher tax rates, the cost of consumer credit and other factors. The current volatility in the U.S. economy in particular has resulted in an overall slowing in growth in the retail sector because of decreased consumer spending, which may remain depressed for the foreseeable future. These unfavorable economic conditions may lead our customers to delay or reduce purchases of our products.
 
In addition, we expect to experience reduced traffic in our stores and limitations on the prices we can charge for our products, which may include price discounts, either of which could reduce our sales and profit margins. Economic factors such as those listed above and increased transportation costs, inflation, higher costs of labor, insurance and healthcare, and changes in other laws and regulations may increase our cost of sales and our operating, selling, general and administrative expenses. These and other economic factors could have a material adverse affect on the demand for our products and on our financial condition, operating results and stock price.
 
 
The reporting currency for our consolidated financial statements is the U.S. dollar. In the future, we expect to continue to derive a significant portion of our sales and incur a significant portion of our operating costs in Canada, and changes in exchange rates between the Canadian dollar and the U.S. dollar may have a significant, and potentially adverse, effect on our results of operations. Our primary risk of loss regarding foreign currency exchange rate risk is caused by fluctuations in the exchange rates between the U.S. dollar, Canadian dollar and Australian dollar. Because we recognize net revenue from sales in Canada in Canadian dollars, if the Canadian dollar weakens against the U.S. dollar it would have a negative impact on our Canadian operating results upon translation of those results into U.S. dollars for the purposes of consolidation. The exchange rate of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar has declined over our third fiscal quarter of 2008, which has negatively affected our third quarter results of operations. If the Canadian dollar continues to weaken relative to the U.S. dollar, our net revenue will decline and our income from operations and net income will be adversely affected. We have not historically engaged in hedging transactions and do not currently contemplate engaging in hedging transactions to mitigate foreign exchange risks. As we continue to recognize gains and losses in foreign currency transactions, depending upon changes in future currency rates, such gains or losses could have a significant, and potentially adverse, effect on our results of operations.


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ITEM 6.   EXHIBITS
 
                             
           
Incorporated by Reference
   
Exhibit
      Filed
      Exhibit
       
No.
 
Exhibit Title
 
Herewith
 
Form
 
No.
 
File No.
 
Filing Date
 
  31 .1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)   X                
  31 .2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)   X                
  32 .1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002   X                


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
lululemon athletica inc.
 
  By: 
/s/  John E. Currie
John E. Currie
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and
Principal Accounting Officer)
 
Dated: December 10, 2008


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Incorporated by Reference
   
Exhibit
      Filed
      Exhibit
       
No.
 
Exhibit Title
 
Herewith
 
Form
 
No.
 
File No.
 
Filing Date
 
31.1
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)   X                
31.2
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a)   X                
32.1
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002   X                


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