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Urban Outfitters Inc--Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended October 31, 2014

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission File No. 000-22754

 

 

Urban Outfitters, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Pennsylvania   23-2003332

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

5000 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA   19112-1495
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 454-5500

 

 

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  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

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.

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Common stock, $0.0001 par value—131,643,598 shares outstanding on December 4, 2014.

 

 

 


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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

  Financial Statements (unaudited)   
 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013

     1   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013

     2   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013

     3   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013

     4   
 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     5   

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     14   

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     24   

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

     24   

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

  

  

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

     26   

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

     26   

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and the Use of Proceeds

     26   

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

     27   
 

Signatures

     28   


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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(amounts in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)

 

     October 31,
2014
    January 31,
2014
    October 31,
2013
 
ASSETS       

Current assets:

      

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 128,191      $ 242,058      $ 194,929   

Marketable securities

     115,005        281,813        227,547   

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,004, $1,711 and $1,371, respectively

     70,803        55,161        54,717   

Inventories

     467,097        311,207        406,712   

Prepaid expenses, deferred taxes and other current assets

     116,969        104,741        92,876   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     898,065        994,980        976,781   

Property and equipment, net

     886,810        806,909        783,662   

Marketable securities

     114,600        366,422        303,200   

Deferred income taxes and other assets

     89,290        52,903        54,669   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 1,988,765      $ 2,221,214      $ 2,118,312   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY       

Current liabilities:

      

Accounts payable

   $ 218,251      $ 137,036      $ 160,787   

Accrued expenses, accrued compensation and other current liabilities

     190,819        194,794        165,129   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     409,070        331,830        325,916   

Deferred rent and other liabilities

     201,712        195,214        196,114   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     610,782        527,044        522,030   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (see Note 10)

      

Shareholders’ equity:

      

Preferred shares; $.0001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued

     —          —          —     

Common shares; $.0001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 134,268,445, 147,309,575 and 147,277,047 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

     13        15        15   

Additional paid-in-capital

     3,870        97,684        93,245   

Retained earnings

     1,380,801        1,597,439        1,508,757   

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (6,701     (968     (5,735
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Shareholders’ Equity

     1,377,983        1,694,170        1,596,282   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 1,988,765      $ 2,221,214      $ 2,118,312   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited) 

 

     Three Months Ended
October 31,
    Nine Months Ended
October 31,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Net sales

   $ 814,470      $ 774,049      $ 2,312,033      $ 2,180,750   

Cost of sales

     530,946        481,764        1,486,740        1,351,413   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     283,524        292,285        825,293        829,337   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     207,059        186,826        583,890        531,595   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from operations

     76,465        105,459        241,403        297,742   

Other expense, net

     (693     (186     (1,560     (108
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     75,772        105,273        239,843        297,634   

Income tax expense

     28,629        35,016        87,713        103,956   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 47,143      $ 70,257      $ 152,130      $ 193,678   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per common share:

        

Basic

   $ 0.35      $ 0.48      $ 1.10      $ 1.32   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

   $ 0.35      $ 0.47      $ 1.09      $ 1.30   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

        

Basic

     134,267,259        147,405,769        138,201,670        146,918,029   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

     135,948,454        149,517,146        139,946,843        149,232,609   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(amounts in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
October 31,
     Nine Months Ended
October 31,
 
     2014     2013      2014     2013  

Net income

   $ 47,143      $ 70,257       $ 152,130      $ 193,678   

Other comprehensive (loss) income:

         

Foreign currency translation

     (9,089     6,961         (5,393     2,546   

Change in unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities, net of tax

     2        321         (340     501   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other comprehensive (loss) income

     (9,087     7,282         (5,733     3,047   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 38,056      $ 77,539       $ 146,397      $ 196,725   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(amounts in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

     Nine Months Ended
October 31,
 
     2014     2013  

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 152,130      $ 193,678   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     103,377        97,786   

Benefit for deferred income taxes

     (24,108     (16,910

Excess tax benefits from share-based awards

     (2,014     (9,438

Share-based compensation expense

     13,608        12,411   

Loss on disposition of property and equipment, net

     915        1,350   

Changes in assets and liabilities:

    

Receivables

     (15,981     (15,094

Inventories

     (176,931     (123,349

Prepaid expenses and other assets

     (5,509     347   

Payables, accrued expenses and other liabilities

     84,952        69,846   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     130,439        210,627   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Cash paid for property and equipment

     (175,905     (128,460

Cash paid for marketable securities

     (311,937     (491,404

Sales and maturities of marketable securities

     720,668        326,103   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     232,826        (293,761
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

     10,692        34,200   

Excess tax benefits from share-based awards

     2,014        9,438   

Share repurchases related to share repurchase program

     (485,805     (10,694

Share repurchases related to taxes for share-based awards

     (3,094     (385
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

     (476,193     32,559   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     (939     177   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (113,867     (50,398

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     242,058        245,327   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 128,191      $ 194,929   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information:

    

Cash paid during the year for:

    

Income taxes

   $ 105,174      $ 110,245   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-cash investing activities—Accrued capital expenditures

   $ 27,894      $ 25,968   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

1. Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. These condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with Urban Outfitters, Inc.’s (the “Company’s”) Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2014.

The Company’s business is subject to seasonal variations in which a greater percentage of the Company’s annual net sales and net income typically occur during the period from August 1 through December 31 of the fiscal year (the back-to-school and holiday periods). Historically, and consistent with the retail industry, this seasonality also impacts our working capital requirements, particularly with regard to inventory. Accordingly, the results of operations for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

The Company’s fiscal year ends on January 31. All references in these notes to the Company’s fiscal years refer to the fiscal years ended on January 31 in those years. For example, the Company’s fiscal year 2015 will end on January 31, 2015.

2. Recently Issued and Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an accounting standards update that clarifies the principles for recognizing revenue from contracts with customers. The update outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The update states that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in the amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods and services. Entities are required to apply the following steps when recognizing revenue under the update: (1) identify the contract(s) with a customer; (2) identify the performance obligation in the contract; (3) determine the transaction price; (4) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (5) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. The update is effective for the Company beginning February 1, 2017. The update allows for a “full retrospective” adoption, meaning the update is applied to all periods presented, or a “modified retrospective” adoption, meaning the update is applied only to the most current period presented in the financial statements. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the adoption method to apply and the impact that the update will have on its financial position, results of operations, cash flows and financial statement disclosures.

 

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3. Marketable Securities

During all periods shown, marketable securities are classified as available-for-sale. The amortized cost, gross unrealized gains (losses) and fair value of available-for-sale securities by major security type and class of security as of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013 were as follows:

 

     Amortized
Cost
     Unrealized
Gains
     Unrealized
(Losses)
    Fair
Value
 

As of October 31, 2014

          

Short-term Investments:

          

Corporate bonds

   $ 70,859       $ 47       $ (30   $ 70,876   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     26,746         34         —          26,780   

Certificates of deposit

     11,978         4         —          11,982   

Commercial paper

     3,592         1         —          3,593   

Federal government agencies

     1,771         3         —          1,774   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     114,946         89         (30     115,005   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term Investments:

          

Corporate bonds

     59,504         65         (83     59,486   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     38,292         90         (7     38,375   

Certificates of deposit

     3,686         —           —          3,686   

Treasury bills

     8,717         9         —          8,726   

Mutual funds, held in rabbi trust

     3,399         134         (4     3,529   

Federal government agencies

     798         —           —          798   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     114,396         298         (94     114,600   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 229,342       $ 387       $ (124   $ 229,605   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

As of January 31, 2014

          

Short-term Investments:

          

Corporate bonds

   $ 100,856       $ 56       $ (41   $ 100,871   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     85,000         98         (2     85,096   

Certificates of deposit

     35,844         13         (1     35,856   

Treasury bills

     24,873         10         —          24,883   

Commercial paper

     35,101         7         (1     35,107   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     281,674         184         (45     281,813   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term Investments:

          

Corporate bonds

     208,446         268         (162     208,552   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     125,934         415         (8     126,341   

Certificates of deposit

     4,000         —           (2     3,998   

Treasury bills

     21,551         21         —          21,572   

Mutual funds, held in rabbi trust

     1,591         108         (33     1,666   

Federal government agencies

     4,287         6         —          4,293   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     365,809         818         (205     366,422   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 647,483       $ 1,002       $ (250   $ 648,235   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

As of October 31, 2013

          

Short-term Investments:

          

Corporate bonds

   $ 77,806       $ 37       $ (25   $ 77,818   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     84,662         71         (3     84,730   

Certificates of deposit

     26,733         17         —          26,750   

Treasury bills

     10,079         3         —          10,082   

Commercial paper

     28,159         10         (2     28,167   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     227,439         138         (30     227,547   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term Investments:

          

Corporate bonds

     156,170         197         (144     156,223   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     122,356         324         (13     122,667   

Certificates of deposit

     2,001         1         —          2,002   

Treasury bills

     12,183         9         —          12,192   

Mutual funds, held in rabbi trust

     1,236         92         —          1,328   

Federal government agencies

     8,784         4         —          8,788   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     302,730         627         (157     303,200   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 530,169       $ 765       $ (187   $ 530,747   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Proceeds from the sale and maturities of available-for-sale securities were $720,668 and $326,103 for the nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The Company included in “Other expense, net,” realized gains of $30 and $202 for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014, respectively, and realized gains of $37 and losses of $165 for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2013, respectively. Amortization of discounts and premiums, net, resulted in charges of $1,309 and $5,416 for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014, respectively, and $2,992 and $7,711 for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2013, respectively. Mutual funds represent assets held in an irrevocable rabbi trust for the Company’s Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plan (“NQDC”). These assets are a source of funds to match the funding obligations to participants in the NQDC but are subject to the Company’s general creditors. The Company elected the fair value option for financial assets for the mutual funds held in the rabbi trust resulting in all unrealized gains and losses being recorded in “Other expense, net” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and not as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

4. Fair Value

The Company utilizes a hierarchy that prioritizes fair value measurements based on the types of inputs used for the various valuation techniques (market approach, income approach and cost approach) that relate to its financial assets and financial liabilities. The levels of the hierarchy are described as follows:

 

    Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

    Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly; these include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

 

    Level 3: Unobservable inputs that reflect the Company’s own assumptions.

Management’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement requires judgment and may affect the valuation of financial assets and liabilities and their placement within the fair value hierarchy. The Company’s financial assets that are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis are presented in the tables below:

 

     Marketable Securities Fair Value as of
October 31, 2014
 
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Assets:

           

Corporate bonds

   $ 130,362       $ —         $ —         $ 130,362   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     —           65,155         —           65,155   

Certificates of deposit

     —           15,668         —           15,668   

Treasury bills

     8,726         —           —           8,726   

Commercial paper

     —           3,593         —           3,593   

Mutual funds, held in rabbi trust

     3,529         —           —           3,529   

Federal government agencies

     2,572         —           —           2,572   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 145,189       $ 84,416       $ —         $ 229,605   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Marketable Securities Fair Value as of
January 31, 2014
 
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Assets:

           

Corporate bonds

   $ 309,423       $ —         $ —         $ 309,423   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     —           211,437         —           211,437   

Certificates of deposit

     —           39,854         —           39,854   

Treasury bills

     46,455         —           —           46,455   

Commercial paper

     —           35,107         —           35,107   

Mutual funds, held in rabbi trust

     1,666         —           —           1,666   

Federal government agencies

     4,293         —           —           4,293   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 361,837       $ 286,398       $ —         $ 648,235   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Marketable Securities Fair Value as of
October 31, 2013
 
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Assets:

           

Corporate bonds

   $ 234,041       $ —         $ —         $ 234,041   

Municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds

     —           207,397         —           207,397   

Certificates of deposit

     —           28,752         —           28,752   

Treasury bills

     22,274         —           —           22,274   

Commercial paper

     —           28,167         —           28,167   

Mutual funds, held in rabbi trust

     1,328         —           —           1,328   

Federal government agencies

     8,788         —           —           8,788   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 266,431       $ 264,316       $ —         $ 530,747   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Level 1 assets consist of financial instruments whose value has been based on inputs that use, as their basis, readily observable market data that are actively quoted and are validated through external sources, including third-party pricing services and brokers.

Level 2 assets consist of financial instruments whose value has been based on quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets as well as quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

Level 3 assets consist of financial instruments where there has been no active market. During April 2013, the Company sold all of its remaining auction rate securities (“ARS”) for approximately $4,580 in cash. The Company’s ARS had a par value and recorded fair value of $4,925 and $4,330, respectively, prior to the sale in April 2013.

The fair value of cash and cash equivalents (Level 1) approximate carrying value since cash and cash equivalents consist of short term highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less. As of October 31, 2014, cash and cash equivalents included cash on hand, cash in banks, money market accounts and marketable securities with maturities of less than three months at the time of purchase.

5. Line of Credit Facility

On March 27, 2014, the Company amended and restated its existing line of credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Line”). The Line is a five-year $175.0 million revolving credit facility with an accordion feature allowing for an increase of up to $50.0 million at the Company’s discretion. The Line contains a sub-limit for borrowings by the Company’s subsidiaries that are guaranteed by the Company. Under the terms of the Line, at the Company’s option, the aggregate principal balance of the amounts advanced or portions thereof will bear interest at (a) the base rate, or (b) the applicable LIBOR Rate plus a margin that can range from

 

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0.50% to 1.50%. The Line subjects the Company to various restrictive covenants, including maintenance of certain financial covenants. As of October 31, 2014, there were no borrowings under the Line and the Company was in compliance with all covenants. Outstanding letters of credit and stand-by letters of credit under the Line totaled approximately $74,974 as of October 31, 2014. The available credit under the Line was $100,026 as of October 31, 2014.

6. Share-Based Compensation

The Company maintains stock incentive plans pursuant to which it can grant common shares, restricted shares, incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, restricted stock units (“RSU’s”), performance stock units (“PSU’s”) or stock appreciation rights (“SAR’s”). A lattice binomial pricing model was used to estimate the fair values of stock options and SAR’s. The fair value of each of the PSU’s was determined using a Monte Carlo simulation.

Share-based compensation expense included in “Selling, general and administrative expenses” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income, for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013 was as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
October 31,
     Nine Months Ended
October 31,
 
     2014      2013      2014      2013  

Stock options

   $ 375       $ 677       $ 1,183       $ 2,202   

Stock appreciation rights

     577         753         1,828         2,280   

Performance stock units

     4,000         3,489         10,496         7,748   

Restricted stock units

     23         67         101         181   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 4,975       $ 4,986       $ 13,608       $ 12,411   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Share-based awards granted and the weighted-average fair values for the nine months ended October 31, 2014 were as follows:

 

     Nine Months Ended
October 31, 2014
 
     Awards Granted      Weighted
Average Fair
Value
 

Stock options

     100,000       $ 7.02   

Stock appreciation rights

     —        

Performance stock units

     627,500       $ 24.66   

Restricted stock units

     —        
  

 

 

    

Total

     727,500      
  

 

 

    

The total unrecognized compensation cost related to outstanding share-based awards and the weighted-average period in which the cost is expected to be recognized as of October 31, 2014 is as follows:

 

     October 31, 2014  
     Unrecognized
Compensation
Cost
     Weighted
Average
Years
 

Stock options

   $ 448         0.6   

Stock appreciation rights

     3,058         1.8   

Performance stock units

     43,958         3.2   

Restricted stock units

     35         0.4   
  

 

 

    

Total

   $ 47,499         3.1   
  

 

 

    

 

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7. Shareholder’s Equity

On May 27, 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 10,000,000 common shares under a new share repurchase program. Under this authorization, the Company repurchased and subsequently retired 184,400 and 3,920,679 common shares at a total cost of $6,883 and $132,490 during the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014, respectively. The average cost per share of these repurchases for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014 was $37.33 and $33.79, respectively, including commissions.

Subsequent to October 31, 2014 and through December 10, 2014, the Company repurchased and retired 2,657,118 common shares under the May 2014 authorization for approximately $85,889, including commissions, at an average price of $32.32 per share.

On August 27, 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 10,000,000 common shares under a share repurchase program. The Company repurchased and subsequently retired all of the remaining 9,699,700 outstanding shares available under this authorization during the first quarter of fiscal 2015 at a total cost of $353,315 for an average cost per share of $36.43, including commissions.

In addition to the shares repurchased under the share repurchase programs during the nine months ended October 31, 2014, the Company acquired and subsequently retired 83,894 common shares at a total cost of $3,094 from employees to meet minimum statutory tax withholding requirements. During the nine months ended October 31, 2013, the Company acquired and subsequently retired 9,178 common shares at a total cost of $385 from employees to meet minimum statutory tax withholding requirements.

As a result of the share repurchase activity during the three months ended October 31, 2014, the Company reduced the balance of additional paid-in-capital to $3,870. For the nine months ended October 31, 2014, total share repurchase activity resulted in a reduction of additional paid-in capital of $120,128 and a reduction of retained earnings of $368,768.

8. Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) and Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

The following tables present the changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), by component, net of tax, for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively:

 

    Three Months Ended October 31, 2014     Nine Months Ended October 31, 2014  
  Foreign
Currency
Translation
    Unrealized Gains
and (Losses) on
Available-for-
Sale Securities
    Total     Foreign
Currency
Translation
    Unrealized Gains
and (Losses) on
Available-for-
Sale Securities
    Total  

Balance at beginning of period

  $ 2,308      $ 78      $ 2,386      $ (1,388   $ 420      $ (968

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications

    (9,089     (28     (9,117     (5,393     (542     (5,935

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

    —          30        30        —          202        202   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)

    (9,089     2        (9,087     (5,393     (340     (5,733
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

  $ (6,781   $ 80      $ (6,701   $ (6,781   $ 80      $ (6,701
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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    Three Months Ended October 31, 2013     Nine Months Ended October 31, 2013  
  Foreign
Currency
Translation
    Unrealized Gains
and (Losses) on
Available-for-
Sale Securities
    Total     Foreign
Currency
Translation
    Unrealized Gains
and (Losses) on
Available-for-
Sale Securities
    Total  

Balance at beginning of period

  $ (12,997   $ (20   $ (13,017   $ (8,582   $ (200     (8,782

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications

    6,961        358        7,319        2,546        336        2,882   

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

    —          (37     (37     —          165        165   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)

    6,961        321        7,282        2,546        501        3,047   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

  $ (6,036   $ 301      $ (5,735   $ (6,036   $ 301      $ (5,735
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

All unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) were recorded in “Other expense, net” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

9. Net Income per Common Share

The following is a reconciliation of the weighted-average common shares outstanding used for the computation of basic and diluted net income per common share:

 

     Three Months Ended
October 31,
     Nine Months Ended
October 31,
 
     2014      2013      2014      2013  

Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding

     134,267,259         147,405,769         138,201,670         146,918,029   

Effect of dilutive stock options, stock appreciation rights, performance stock units and restricted stock units

     1,681,195         2,111,377         1,745,173         2,314,580   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding

     135,948,454         149,517,146         139,946,843         149,232,609   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

For the three months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013, awards to purchase 879,600 common shares with an exercise price range of $37.02 to $46.02 and 204,500 common shares with an exercise price range of $39.40 to $46.02, respectively, were outstanding but were not included in the Company’s computation of diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding because their effect would have been anti-dilutive. For the nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013, awards to purchase 1,003,647 common shares with an exercise price range of $35.12 to $46.02 and 101,500 common shares with an exercise price range of $39.40 to $46.02, respectively, were outstanding but were not included in the Company’s computation of diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding because their effect would have been anti-dilutive.

Excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per common share as of October 31, 2014 and 2013, were 2,200,434 and 1,751,100 performance-based equity awards, respectively, since they did not meet the required performance criteria.

10. Commitments and Contingencies

The Company is party to various legal proceedings arising from normal business activities. Management believes that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

 

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11. Segment Reporting

The Company is a global retailer of lifestyle-oriented general merchandise with two reportable segments—“Retail” and “Wholesale.” The Company’s Retail segment consists of the aggregation of its five brands operating through 539 stores under the retail names “Urban Outfitters,” “Anthropologie,” “Free People,” “Terrain” and “Bhldn” and includes their direct-to-consumer channels. Each of the Company’s brands, which include the retail stores and direct-to-consumer channels, are considered an operating segment. Net sales from the Retail segment accounted for more than 92% of total consolidated net sales for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The remaining net sales are derived from the Company’s Wholesale segment that distributes apparel to its Retail segment and to approximately 1,400 better department and specialty retailers worldwide.

The Company has aggregated its brands into the Retail segment based upon their shared management, customer base and economic characteristics. Reporting in this format provides management with the financial information necessary to evaluate the success of the segments and the overall business. The Company evaluates the performance of the segments based on the net sales and pre-tax income from operations (excluding intercompany charges) of the segment. Corporate expenses include expenses incurred and directed by the corporate office that are not allocated to segments. The principal identifiable assets for each reporting segment are inventories and property and equipment. Other assets are comprised primarily of general corporate assets, which principally consist of cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, deferred taxes and prepaid expenses, which are typically not allocated to the Company’s segments. The Company accounts for intersegment sales and transfers as if the sales and transfers were made to third parties making similar volume purchases.

The Company’s omni-channel strategy enhances its customers’ brand experience by providing a seamless approach to the customer shopping experience. The Company has substantially integrated all available shopping channels, including stores, websites (online and through mobile devices) and catalogs. The Company’s investments in areas such as marketing campaigns and technology advancements are designed to generate demand for the omni-channel and not the separate store or direct-to-consumer channels. Store sales are primarily fulfilled from that store’s inventory, but may also be shipped from any of the Company’s fulfillment centers or from a different store location if an item is not available at the original store. Direct-to-consumer orders are primarily shipped to the Company’s customers through its fulfillment centers, but may also be shipped from any store, or a combination of fulfillment centers and stores depending on the availability of a particular item. As the Company’s customers continue to shop across multiple channels, the Company has adapted its approach towards meeting this demand. Due to the availability of like product in a variety of shopping channels, the Company now sources these products utilizing single stock keeping units based on the omni-channel demand rather than the demand of the separate channels. These and other technological capabilities allow the Company to better serve its customers and help it to complete a sale that otherwise may not have occurred due to out-of-stock positions. As a result of changing customer behavior and the substantial integration of the operations of the Company’s store and direct-to-consumer channels, the Company manages and analyzes its performance based on a single omni-channel rather than separate channels and believes that the omni-channel results present the most meaningful and appropriate measure of the Company’s performance.

 

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The accounting policies of the reportable segments are the same as the policies described in Note 2, “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies,” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. Both the Retail and Wholesale segments are highly diversified. No one customer constitutes more than 10% of the Company’s total consolidated net sales. A summary of the information about the Company’s operations by segment is as follows:

 

     October 31,
2014
     January 31,
2014
     October 31,
2013
 

Inventories

        

Retail operations

   $ 430,467       $ 282,590       $ 380,989   

Wholesale operations

     36,630         28,617         25,723   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total inventories

   $ 467,097       $ 311,207       $ 406,712   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

        

Retail operations

   $ 882,630       $ 802,965       $ 780,149   

Wholesale operations

     4,180         3,944         3,513   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total property and equipment, net

   $ 886,810       $ 806,909       $ 783,662   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Three Months Ended
October 31,
    Nine Months Ended
October 31,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Net sales

        

Retail operations

   $ 751,451      $ 724,066      $ 2,143,997      $ 2,051,028   

Wholesale operations

     66,896        52,928        177,152        136,595   

Intersegment elimination

     (3,877     (2,945     (9,116     (6,873
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total net sales

   $ 814,470      $ 774,049      $ 2,312,033      $ 2,180,750   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from operations

        

Retail operations

   $ 72,892      $ 100,877      $ 233,671      $ 289,861   

Wholesale operations

     15,884        13,337        41,050        33,282   

Intersegment elimination

     (370     (311     (869     (692
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total segment operating income

     88,406        113,903        273,852        322,451   

General corporate expenses

     (11,941     (8,444     (32,449     (24,709
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total income from operations

   $ 76,465      $ 105,459      $ 241,403      $ 297,742   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The Company has foreign operations in Europe and Canada. Revenues and long-lived assets, based upon the Company’s domestic and foreign operations, are as follows:

 

     October 31,
2014
     January 31,
2014
     October 31,
2013
 

Property and equipment, net

        

Domestic operations

   $ 731,579       $ 655,866       $ 632,271   

Foreign operations

     155,231         151,043         151,391   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total property and equipment, net

   $ 886,810       $ 806,909       $ 783,662   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Three Months Ended
October 31,
     Nine Months Ended
October 31,
 
     2014      2013      2014      2013  

Net Sales

           

Domestic operations

   $ 706,090       $ 677,119       $ 2,008,765       $ 1,908,172   

Foreign operations

     108,380         96,930         303,268         272,578   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total net sales

   $ 814,470       $ 774,049       $ 2,312,033       $ 2,180,750   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Certain matters contained in this filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) may contain forward-looking statements and are being made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the words “project,” “believe,” “plan,” “will,” “anticipate,” “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Any one, or all, of the following factors could cause actual financial results to differ materially from those financial results mentioned in the forward-looking statements: the difficulty in predicting and responding to shifts in fashion trends, changes in the level of competitive pricing and promotional activity and other industry factors, overall economic and market conditions and the resultant impact on consumer spending patterns, lowered levels of consumer confidence and higher levels of unemployment, continuation of lowered levels of consumer spending resulting from a worldwide political and economic crisis, any effects of terrorist acts or war, natural disasters or severe weather conditions, availability of suitable retail space for expansion, timing of store openings, risks associated with international expansion, seasonal fluctuations in gross sales, the departure of one or more key senior executives, import risks, including potential disruptions and changes in duties, tariffs and quotas, the closing of any of our distribution centers, our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, risks associated with internet sales, response to new store concepts, failure of our manufacturers to comply with our social compliance program, changes in accounting standards and subjective assumptions, regulatory changes and legal matters and other risks identified in our filings with the SEC, including those set forth in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, filed on April 1, 2014. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that actual results may differ materially from any projected results expressed or implied therein.

Unless the context otherwise requires, all references to “Urban Outfitters,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our” or “our company” refer to Urban Outfitters, Inc., together with its subsidiaries.

Overview

We are an omni-channel retailer and operate two reportable segments: a leading lifestyle specialty Retail segment and a Wholesale segment. Our Retail segment consists of our Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Bhldn brands, whose merchandise is sold directly to our customers through retail stores, websites, mobile applications, catalogs and customer contact centers. Our Wholesale segment consists of the Free People wholesale division that primarily designs, develops and markets young women’s contemporary casual apparel.

Our fiscal year ends on January 31. All references to our fiscal years refer to the fiscal years ended on January 31 in those years. For example, our fiscal year 2015 will end on January 31, 2015.

Retail Segment

Our omni-channel strategy enhances our customers’ brand experience by providing a seamless approach to the customer shopping experience. We have substantially integrated all available shopping channels, including stores, websites (online and through mobile devices) and catalogs. Our investments in areas such as marketing campaigns and technology advancements are designed to generate demand for the omni-channel and not the separate store or direct-to-consumer channels. Store sales are primarily fulfilled from that store’s inventory, but may also be shipped from any of our fulfillment centers or from a different store location if an item is not available at the original store. Direct-to-consumer orders are primarily shipped to our customers through our fulfillment centers, but may also be shipped from any store, or a combination of fulfillment centers and stores depending on the availability of a particular item. As our customers continue to shop across multiple channels, we have adapted our approach towards meeting this demand. Due to the availability of like product in a variety of shopping channels, we now source these products utilizing single stock keeping units based on the omni-channel demand rather than the demand of the separate channels. These and other technological capabilities allow us to better serve our customers and help us complete sales that otherwise may not have occurred due to out-of-stock positions. As a result of changing customer behavior and the substantial integration of the operations

 

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of our store and direct-to-consumer channels, we manage and analyze our performance based on a single omni-channel rather than separate channels and believe that the omni-channel results present the most meaningful and appropriate measure of our performance.

Our comparable Retail segment net sales data is equal to the sum of our comparable store and comparable direct-to-consumer channel net sales. A store is considered to be comparable if it has been open at least one full fiscal year, unless it was materially expanded or remodeled within that year or was not otherwise operating at its full capacity within that year. A direct-to-consumer channel is considered to be comparable if it has been operational for at least one full fiscal year. There is no overlap between comparable store net sales and comparable direct-to-consumer net sales. Sales from stores and direct-to-consumer channels that do not fall within the definition of comparable store or channel are considered to be non-comparable. The effects of foreign currency translation are also considered non-comparable.

Although we have no precise empirical data as it relates to customer traffic or customer conversion rates within our stores, we believe that, based only on our observations, changes in transaction volume in our stores, as discussed in our results of operations, may correlate to changes in customer traffic. We are able to monitor customer visits, average order value and conversion rate on our websites. We believe that changes in any of these metrics may be caused by a response to our brands’ fashion offerings, our marketing campaigns (including loyalty programs), circulation of our catalogs and an overall growth in brand recognition as we expand our store base.

As of October 31, 2014, we operated 236 Urban Outfitters stores of which 179 were located in the United States, 15 were located in Canada and 42 were located in Europe. For the nine months ended October 31, 2014, we opened seven new Urban Outfitters stores, of which four were located in the United States, one was located in Canada and two were located in Europe. During the nine months ended October 31, 2014, Urban Outfitters closed one store located in the United States. Urban Outfitters operates websites in North America and Europe that capture the spirit of the brand by offering a similar yet broader selection of merchandise as found in our stores. Urban Outfitters offers a catalog in North America and in Europe offering select merchandise, most of which is also available in our Urban Outfitters stores. Urban Outfitters targets young adults aged 18 to 28 through a unique merchandise mix and compelling store environment. Urban Outfitters’ product offering includes women’s and men’s fashion apparel, footwear, beauty, accessories, activewear and gear, as well as an eclectic mix of apartment wares and gifts. We plan to open additional stores over the next several years. Urban Outfitters’ North American and European Retail segment net sales accounted for approximately 32.6% and 8.4% of consolidated net sales, respectively, for the nine months ended October 31, 2014, compared to 37.0% and 7.5%, respectively, for the comparable period in fiscal 2014.

The Anthropologie Group consists of the Anthropologie and Bhldn brands. We initially operated the Bhldn brand as a standalone concept and opened two Bhldn stores. We determined that the Bhldn brand was complimentary to the Anthropologie brand and have integrated the Bhldn and Anthropologie brands into the Anthropologie Group. As of October 31, 2014, we operated 199 Anthropologie Group stores, of which 182 were located in the United States, 11 were located in Canada and six were located in Europe. For the nine months ended October 31, 2014, we opened 10 new Anthropologie Group stores, of which six were located in the United States, two were located in Canada and two were located in Europe. The Anthropologie Group operates websites in North America and Europe that capture the spirit of the brands by offering a similar yet broader selection of merchandise as found in our stores. The Anthropologie brand offers a catalog in North America and in Europe that markets select merchandise, most of which is also available in our Anthropologie stores. Anthropologie tailors its merchandise to sophisticated and contemporary women aged 28 to 45. Anthropologie’s product assortment includes women’s casual apparel and accessories, intimates, shoes, home furnishings and a diverse array of gifts and decorative items. Bhldn offers a curated collection of heirloom quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid frocks, party dresses, assorted jewelry, headpieces, footwear, lingerie and decorations. We plan to open additional Anthropologie stores over the next several years, some of which will include Bhldn shop-within-shop locations. The Anthropologie Group’s North American and European Retail segment net sales accounted for approximately 40.6% and 1.4% of consolidated net sales, respectively, for the nine months ended October 31, 2014, compared to 40.3% and 1.1%, respectively, for the comparable period in fiscal 2014.

 

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As of October 31, 2014, we operated 102 Free People stores, of which 98 were located in the United States and four were located in Canada. For the nine months ended October 31, 2014, we opened 12 new Free People stores, of which 10 were located in the United States and two were located in Canada. Free People operates websites in North America, Europe and Asia that capture the spirit of the brand by offering a similar yet broader selection of merchandise as found in our stores, as well as all of the Free People wholesale offerings. Free People also offers a catalog that markets select merchandise, most of which is also available in our Free People stores. Free People primarily offers private label branded merchandise targeted to young contemporary women aged 25 to 30. Free People provides a unique merchandise mix of casual women’s apparel, intimates, shoes, accessories and gifts. We plan to open additional stores over the next several years, some of which may be outside the United States. Free People’s Retail segment net sales accounted for approximately 9.1% of consolidated net sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2014, compared to approximately 7.5% for the comparable period in fiscal 2014.

As of October 31, 2014, we operated two Terrain garden centers and a website that offers customers a portion of the product assortment found at the Terrain garden centers. Terrain is designed to appeal to women and men interested in a creative, sophisticated outdoor living and gardening experience. Terrain creates a compelling shopping environment through its large and freestanding sites. Merchandise includes lifestyle home and garden products combined with outdoor living, live plants, flowers, wellness products and accessories. Both Terrain locations offer a full-service restaurant and coffee bar. Terrain also offers a variety of landscape and design services. Terrain’s Retail segment net sales accounted for less than 1.0% of consolidated net sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

For all brands combined, we plan to open approximately 35 to 40 new stores during fiscal 2015, including 11 Urban Outfitters stores, 16 Anthropologie Group stores and 12 Free People stores.

Wholesale Segment

The Free People wholesale division designs, develops and markets young women’s contemporary casual apparel. Free People’s range of tops, bottoms, sweaters, dresses and intimate apparel are sold through approximately 1,400 better department and specialty stores worldwide, including in North America, Europe and Asia, and our own Free People stores. Free People’s Wholesale segment net sales accounted for approximately 7.3% of consolidated net sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2014, compared to 6.0% for the comparable period in fiscal 2014.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. These generally accepted accounting principles require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of net sales and expenses during the reporting period.

Our senior management has reviewed the critical accounting policies and estimates with our audit committee. Our significant accounting policies are described in Note 2 to our consolidated financial statements, “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies,” for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, which are included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 1, 2014. We believe that the following discussion addresses our critical accounting policies, which are those that are most important to the portrayal of our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows and may require management’s subjective and complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. If actual results were to differ significantly from estimates made, the reported results could be materially affected. We are not currently aware of any reasonably likely events or circumstances that would cause our actual results to be materially different from our estimates.

 

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Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized by the Retail segment at the point-of-sale for merchandise the customer takes possession of at the retail store or when merchandise is shipped to the customer, in each case, net of estimated customer returns. Revenue is recognized by the Wholesale segment when merchandise is shipped to the customer, net of estimated customer returns. Revenue is recognized at the completion of a job or service for landscape sales. Revenue is presented on a net basis and does not include any tax assessed by a governmental or municipal authority. Payment for merchandise in our Retail segment is tendered by cash, check, credit card, debit card or gift card. Therefore, our need to collect outstanding accounts receivable for our Retail segment is negligible and mainly results from returned checks or unauthorized credit card transactions. We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts for the Wholesale segment and landscape service accounts receivable, which management reviews on a regular basis and believes is sufficient to cover potential credit losses and billing adjustments. Deposits for landscape services are recorded as a liability and recognized as a sale upon completion of service. Landscape services and related deposits are not material.

We account for a gift card transaction by recording a liability at the time the gift card is issued to the customer in exchange for consideration from the customer. A liability is established and remains on our books until the card is redeemed by the customer, at which time we record the redemption of the card for merchandise as a sale, or when we determine the likelihood of redemption is remote. We determine the probability of the gift cards being redeemed to be remote based on historical redemption patterns. Revenues attributable to the reduction of gift card liabilities for which the likelihood of redemption becomes remote are included in sales and are not material. Our gift cards do not expire.

Sales Return Reserve

We record a reserve for estimated product returns where the sale has occurred during the period reported, but the return is likely to occur subsequent to the period reported. The reserve for estimated product returns is based on our most recent historical return trends. If the actual return rate or experience is materially different than our estimate, sales returns would be adjusted in the future. As of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013, reserves for estimated sales returns totaled $21.4 million, $17.1 million and $16.3 million, representing 3.5%, 3.2% and 3.1% of total liabilities, respectively.

Marketable Securities

All of our marketable securities as of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013 are classified as available-for-sale and are carried at fair value, which approximates amortized cost. Interest on these securities, as well as the amortization of discounts and premiums, is included in “Other expense, net” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. Unrealized gains and losses on these securities (other than mutual funds, held in the rabbi trust for the Urban Outfitters, Inc. Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plan (See Note 3, “Marketable Securities,” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q)) are considered temporary and therefore are excluded from earnings and are reported as a component of “Other comprehensive (loss) income” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income and in “Accumulated other comprehensive loss” within shareholders’ equity until realized. Mutual funds held in the rabbi trust have been accounted for under the fair value option, which results in all unrealized gains and losses being recorded in “Other expense, net” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. Other than temporary impairment losses related to credit losses are considered to be realized losses. When available-for-sale securities are sold, the cost of the securities is specifically identified and is used to determine the realized gain or loss. Securities classified as current assets have maturity dates of less than one year from the balance sheet date. Securities classified as non-current assets have maturity dates greater than one year from the balance sheet date.

 

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Inventories

We value our inventories, which consist primarily of general consumer merchandise held for sale, at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined on the first-in, first-out method and includes the cost of merchandise and import related costs, including freight, import taxes and agent commissions. A periodic review of inventory is performed in order to determine if inventory is properly stated at the lower of cost or market. Factors related to current inventories such as future expected consumer demand and fashion trends, current aging, current and anticipated retail markdowns or wholesale discounts and class or type of inventory are analyzed to determine estimated net realizable value. Criteria that we utilize to quantify aging trends includes factors such as average selling cycle and seasonality of merchandise, the historical rate at which merchandise has sold below cost during the average selling cycle and the value and nature of merchandise currently priced below original cost. A provision is recorded to reduce the cost of inventories to the estimated net realizable values, if appropriate. The majority of inventory at October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013 consisted of finished goods. Raw materials and work-in-process were not material to the overall net inventory value. Net inventories as of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013 totaled $467.1 million, $311.2 million and $406.7 million, representing 23.5%, 14.0% and 19.2% of total assets, respectively. Any significant unanticipated changes in the factors noted above could have a significant impact on the value of our inventories and our reported operating results.

Adjustments to provisions related to the net realizable value of our inventories are primarily based on the market value of our annual physical inventories, cycle counts and recent historical trends. Our estimates generally have been accurate and our reserve methods have been applied on a consistent basis. We expect the amount of our reserves and related inventories to increase over time as we increase our sales.

Long-Lived Assets

Our long-lived assets consist principally of store leasehold improvements, buildings and furniture and fixtures, and are included in the “Property and equipment, net” line item in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Store leasehold improvements are recorded at cost and are amortized using the straight-line method over the lesser of the applicable store lease term, including lease renewals which are reasonably assured, or the estimated useful life of the leasehold improvements. The typical initial lease term for our stores is ten years. Buildings are recorded at cost and are amortized using the straight-line method over 39 years. Furniture and fixtures are recorded at cost and are amortized using the straight-line method over their useful life, which is typically five years. Net property and equipment as of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013 totaled $886.8 million, $806.9 million and $783.7 million, representing 44.6%, 36.3% and 37.0% of total assets, respectively.

In assessing potential impairment of these assets, we make estimates regarding forecasted operating results and cash flows on a store-by-store basis. Newly opened stores may take time to generate positive operating and cash flow results. Factors such as store type (e.g., mall versus free-standing), store location (e.g., urban area versus college campus or suburb), current marketplace awareness of our brands, local customer demographic data and current fashion trends are all considered in determining the time frame required for a store to achieve positive financial results, which, in general, is assumed to be within three years from the date a store location has opened. We record impairment losses when events indicate that an asset may be impaired and the estimated undiscounted cash flows are less than the carrying amount of the assets. For the nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013, as well as for fiscal 2014, impairment losses were not material.

We have not historically encountered material early retirement charges related to our long-lived assets. The cost of assets sold or retired and the related accumulated depreciation or amortization is removed from the accounts with any resulting gain or loss included in net income. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. Major renovations or improvements that extend the service lives of our assets are capitalized over the extension period or life of the improvement, whichever is less.

 

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Accounting for Income Taxes

As part of the process of preparing our consolidated financial statements, we are required to estimate our income taxes in each of the tax jurisdictions in which we operate. This process involves estimating our actual current tax obligations together with assessing temporary differences resulting from differing treatment of certain items for tax and accounting purposes, such as depreciation of property and equipment and valuation of inventories. These temporary differences result in deferred tax assets and liabilities, which are included within our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. We then assess the likelihood that our deferred tax assets will be recovered from future taxable income. We recognize deferred tax assets to the extent that we believe these assets are more likely than not to be realized. In making such a determination, we consider all material available positive and negative evidence, including future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences, projected future taxable income, tax-planning strategies, and results of recent operations. Actual results could differ from this assessment if adequate taxable income is not generated in future periods. Net deferred tax assets as of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013 totaled $90.3 million, $66.8 million and $56.5 million, representing 4.5%, 3.0% and 2.7% of total assets, respectively.

To the extent we believe that recovery of an asset is at risk, we establish valuation allowances. To the extent we establish valuation allowances or increase the allowances in a period, we record additional income tax expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. Valuation allowances as of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013 were $0.1 million, $0.1 million and $2.0 million, respectively. Valuation allowances are based on evidence of our ability to generate sufficient taxable income in certain foreign and state jurisdictions. In the future, if enough evidence of our ability to generate sufficient future taxable income becomes apparent, we would be required to change our valuation allowances, resulting in adjustments to income tax expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. On a quarterly basis, management evaluates the likelihood that we will realize the deferred tax assets and adjusts the valuation allowances, if appropriate.

We record uncertain tax positions on the basis of a two-step process whereby (1) we determine whether it is more likely than not that the tax positions will be sustained on the basis of the technical merits of the position and (2) for those tax positions that meet the more-likely-than-not recognition threshold, we recognize the largest amount of tax benefit that is more than 50 percent likely to be realized upon ultimate settlement with the related tax authority.

Our tax liability for uncertain tax positions contains uncertainties because we are required to make assumptions and to apply judgment to estimate the exposures associated with our various filing positions. Although we believe that the judgments and estimates discussed herein are reasonable, actual results may differ, and we may be exposed to losses or gains that could be material.

We consider the earnings of certain non-U.S. subsidiaries to be indefinitely invested outside the United States on the basis of estimates that future United States cash generation will be sufficient to meet future United States cash needs and our specific plans for reinvestment of those subsidiary earnings. Should we decide to repatriate the foreign earnings, we would need to adjust our income tax provision in the period we determined that the earnings will no longer be indefinitely invested outside the United States.

Accounting for Contingencies

From time to time, we are named as a defendant in legal actions arising from our normal business activities. We are required to record an estimated loss contingency when information available prior to issuance of our financial statements indicates that it is probable that a liability has been incurred at the date of the financial statements and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. Accounting for contingencies arising from contractual disputes or legal proceedings requires management to use its best judgment when estimating an accrual related to such contingencies. As additional information becomes known, our accrual for a loss contingency could fluctuate, thereby creating variability in our results of operations from period to period. Likewise, an actual loss arising from a loss contingency which significantly exceeds the amount accrued in our financial statements could have a material adverse impact on our operating results for the period in which such actual loss becomes known.

 

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Share-Based Compensation

Accounting for share-based compensation requires measurement of compensation cost for all share-based awards at fair value on the date of grant and recognition of compensation cost over the service period, net of estimated forfeitures.

We use a lattice binomial pricing model to determine the fair value of our stock options and stock appreciation rights. This model uses assumptions including the risk-free rate of interest, expected volatility of our stock price and expected life of the awards. A Monte Carlo simulation, which utilizes similar assumptions, is used to determine the fair value of performance-based awards. We review our assumptions and the valuations provided by independent third-party valuation advisors in order to determine the fair value of share-based compensation awards at the date of grant. The assumptions used in calculating the fair value of these share-based payment awards represent our best estimates, but these estimates involve inherent uncertainties and the application of judgment. Changes in these assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimate.

Additionally, we make certain estimates about the number of awards which will become vested under performance-based incentive plans. We record expense for performance-based awards based on our current expectations of the probable number of shares that will ultimately vest. The estimation of share-based awards that will ultimately vest requires judgment, and to the extent actual results or updated estimates differ from our current estimates, such amounts will be recorded as a cumulative adjustment in the period estimates are revised and could be materially different from share-based compensation expense recorded in prior periods.

We also estimate the expected forfeiture rate. We consider many factors when estimating expected forfeitures, including types of awards and historical experience. We revise our forfeiture rates, when necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those originally estimated. As a result, if the actual forfeiture rate is different from the estimate at the completion of the vesting period, the share-based compensation expense may not be comparable to amounts recorded in prior periods.

Results of Operations

As a Percentage of Net Sales

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, the percentage of our net sales represented by certain income statement data and the change in certain income statement data from period to period. This table should be read in conjunction with the discussion that follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
October 31,
    Nine Months Ended
October 31,
 
         2014             2013             2014             2013      

Net sales

     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0

Cost of sales

     65.2        62.3        64.3        62.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     34.8        37.7        35.7        38.0   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     25.4        24.1        25.3        24.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from operations

     9.4        13.6        10.4        13.7   

Other expense, net

     (0.1     0.0        0.0        0.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     9.3        13.6        10.4        13.7   

Income tax expense

     3.5        4.5        3.8        4.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     5.8     9.1     6.6     8.9
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Three Months Ended October 31, 2014 Compared To Three Months Ended October 31, 2013

Net sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2015 increased by 5.2% to $814.5 million, from $774.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The $40.5 million increase was attributable to a $27.4 million, or 3.8%, increase in Retail segment net sales and a $13.1 million, or 26.1%, increase in Wholesale segment net sales. Retail segment net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 accounted for 92.3% of total net sales compared to 93.5% of total net sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

The growth in Retail segment net sales during the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was driven by an increase of $34.4 million in non-comparable and new store net sales partially offset by a decrease of $7.0 million, or 1.0%, in Retail segment comparable net sales, which includes our direct-to-consumer channel. Our total company comparable Retail segment net sales decrease was comprised of a decrease of 7.1% at Urban Outfitters and increases of 14.8% and 2.2% at Free People and the Anthropologie Group, respectively. The decrease in comparable net sales was driven by negative comparable store net sales largely offset by continued growth in the direct-to-consumer channel. The negative comparable store net sales resulted from a reduction in transactions and units per transaction, partially offset by an increase in average unit selling price. Growth in direct-to-consumer net sales was driven by a higher average order value and an increase in website and mobile traffic. The increase in net sales attributable to non-comparable and new stores was primarily the result of operating 50 new stores during the third quarter of fiscal 2015 that were not in operation for the full comparable quarter in fiscal 2014. Thus far during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, comparable Retail segment net sales are low single-digit positive.

The increase in Wholesale segment net sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2014, was due to increased sales at both department stores and specialty accounts and strong international sales growth. Wholesale sales growth was driven by an increase in units that was partially offset by a decrease in average unit selling price.

Gross profit percentage for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 decreased to 34.8% of net sales from 37.7% of net sales in the comparable quarter in fiscal 2014. The decrease in the gross profit percentage was primarily driven by lower initial merchandise markup at the Retail segment followed by higher markdowns at the stores and store occupancy expense deleverage due to negative store comparable net sales, which were all primarily driven by the poor performance at the Urban Outfitters brand. Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 decreased by $8.8 million, or 3.0%, to $283.5 million from $292.3 million in the comparable quarter in fiscal 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the lower gross profit percentage and was partially offset by higher net sales. Total inventories at October 31, 2014 increased by $60.4 million, or 14.8%, to $467.1 million from $406.7 million at October 31, 2013. This increase was primarily related to the acquisition of inventory to stock new and non-comparable stores and growth in comparable Retail segment inventories. The growth in comparable Retail segment inventories was attributable to a 7.5% increase in inventory cost and was partially offset by a 7.4% decrease in units compared to October 31, 2013.

Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales increased during the third quarter of fiscal 2015 to 25.4% of net sales, compared to 24.1% of net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The increase was primarily due to increased marketing and technology expenses used to drive higher direct-to-consumer traffic. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $20.3 million, or 10.8%, to $207.1 million, in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, from $186.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The dollar increase versus the prior year was primarily related to increased marketing and technology expenses as noted above and the operating expenses of new stores.

Income from operations decreased to 9.4% of net sales, or $76.5 million, for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 compared to 13.6%, or $105.5 million, for the third quarter in fiscal 2014.

Our effective tax rate for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was 37.8% of income before income taxes compared to 33.3% of income before taxes in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The increase in the effective tax rate is primarily due to state tax adjustments in both periods. We expect our annual effective tax rate to be approximately 36.5% of income before taxes for the full year of fiscal 2015.

 

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Nine Months Ended October 31, 2014 Compared To Nine Months Ended October 31, 2013

Net sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2014 increased by 6.0% to $2.31 billion, from $2.18 billion in the comparable period of fiscal 2014. The $131.3 million increase was attributable to a $93.0 million, or 4.5%, increase in Retail segment net sales and a $38.3 million, or 29.5%, increase in Wholesale segment net sales. Retail segment net sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2014 accounted for 92.7% of total net sales compared to 94.1% of total net sales during the nine months ended October 31, 2013.

The growth in Retail segment net sales during the first nine months of fiscal 2015 was driven by an increase of $99.9 million in non-comparable and new store net sales partially offset by a decrease of $6.9 million, or 0.4%, in Retail segment comparable net sales, which includes our direct-to-consumer channel. Our total company comparable Retail segment net sales decrease was comprised of a decrease of 9.4% at Urban Outfitters and increases of 20.0% and 5.6% at Free People and the Anthropologie Group, respectively. The decrease in comparable net sales was driven by negative comparable store net sales largely offset by continued growth in the direct-to-consumer channel. The negative comparable store net sales resulted from a reduction in transactions and units per transaction, partially offset by an increase in average unit selling price. Growth in direct-to-consumer net sales was driven by an increase in average order value and website and mobile traffic. The increase in net sales attributable to non-comparable and new stores was primarily the result of operating 67 new stores during the first nine months of fiscal 2015 that were not in operation for the full comparable period of fiscal 2014.

The increase in Wholesale segment net sales during the first nine months of fiscal 2015, as compared to the first nine months of fiscal 2014, was due to increased sales at both department stores and specialty accounts and strong international sales growth. Wholesales sales growth was driven by an increase in units that was partially offset by a decrease in average unit selling price.

Gross profit percentage for the first nine months of fiscal 2015 decreased to 35.7% of net sales from 38.0% of net sales in the comparable period in fiscal 2014. The decrease in the gross profit percentage was primarily due to lower initial merchandise markup at the Retail segment followed by higher markdowns at the stores and store occupancy deleverage due to negative store comparable net sales, which were all primarily driven by poor performance at the Urban Outfitters brand. Gross profit for the first nine months of fiscal 2015 decreased by $4.0 million, or 0.5%, to $825.3 million from $829.3 million in the comparable period in fiscal 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the lower gross profit percentage and was partially offset by increased net sales.

Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales increased during the first nine months of fiscal 2015 to 25.3% of net sales, compared to 24.3% of net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2014. The increase was primarily due to increased marketing and technology expenses used to drive higher direct-to-consumer traffic. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $52.3 million, or 9.8%, to $583.9 million, in the first nine months of fiscal 2015, from $531.6 million in the comparable period of fiscal 2014. The dollar increase versus the prior year was primarily related to increased marketing and technology expenses as noted above and the operating expenses of new stores.

Income from operations decreased to 10.4% of net sales, or $241.4 million, for the first nine months of fiscal 2015 compared to 13.7%, or $297.7 million, for the first nine months of fiscal 2014.

Our effective tax rate for the first nine months of fiscal 2015 was 36.6% of income before income taxes compared to 34.9% of income before taxes in the first nine months of fiscal 2014. The increase in the effective tax rate is primarily due to state tax adjustments.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $357.8 million as of October 31, 2014, as compared to $890.3 million as of January 31, 2014 and $725.7 million as of October 31, 2013. Our working capital was

 

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$489.0 million at October 31, 2014 compared to $663.2 million at January 31, 2014 and $650.9 million at October 31, 2013. Changes in working capital primarily relate to changes in the volume of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as a result of our common share repurchases.

Cash provided by operating activities during the nine months ended October 31, 2014 decreased by $80.2 million to $130.4 million from $210.6 million in the comparable period of fiscal 2014. This decrease was primarily due to lower net income and changes in overall working capital driven by increases in inventories for the nine months ended October 31, 2014 as compared to the comparable period of fiscal 2014.

Cash provided by investing activities during the first nine months of fiscal 2015 was $232.8 million, primarily related to the sales and maturities of marketable securities and was partially offset by purchases of marketable securities and property and equipment.

Cash used in financing activities during the first nine months of fiscal 2015 was $476.2 million, primarily related to the repurchase of our common shares under the Board of Directors approved share repurchase programs.

During the last two years, we have satisfied our cash requirements through our cash flow from operating activities. Our primary uses of cash have been to repurchase our common shares, open new stores, purchase inventories and expand our home offices and distribution and fulfillment facilities. We have also continued to invest in our omni-channel efforts, technology and our international operations. Cash paid for property and equipment for the nine months ended October 31, 2014 and 2013 was $175.9 million and $128.5 million, respectively, and was used primarily to expand or renovate our store base, home offices and distribution and fulfillment facilities.

During fiscal 2015, we plan to construct and open approximately 35 to 40 new stores, renovate certain existing stores, expand our home offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, increase our fulfillment capabilities, upgrade our systems, invest in omni-channel marketing and purchase inventories for our Retail and Wholesale segments at levels appropriate to maintain our planned sales growth. We believe that our marketing, social media, merchandise expansion, website and mobile initiatives are a significant contributor to our Retail segment sales growth. During fiscal 2015, we plan to continue our investment in these initiatives for all brands. We plan to increase the level of capital expenditures during fiscal 2015 to approximately $215.0 to $235.0 million, all of which are expected to be financed by cash flow from operating activities. We believe that our new store investments have the potential to generate positive cash flow within a year. We believe the expansion of our home offices and distribution and fulfillment facilities are necessary to adequately support our growth. We may also enter into one or more acquisitions or transactions related to the expansion of our brand offerings.

On May 27, 2014, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 10.0 million common shares under a new share repurchase program. Under this authorization, during the nine months ended October 31, 2014, we repurchased and subsequently retired 3.9 million shares at a total cost of $132.5 million for an average cost per share of $33.79, including commissions.

Subsequent to October 31, 2014 and through December 10, 2014, we repurchased and retired 2,657,118 common shares under the May 2014 authorization for approximately $85,889, including commissions, at an average price of $32.32 per share.

On August 27, 2013, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 10.0 million common shares under a share repurchase program. We repurchased and subsequently retired all of the remaining 9.7 million outstanding shares available under this authorization during the first quarter of fiscal 2015 at a total cost of $353.3 million for an average cost per share of $36.43, including commissions.

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accordion feature allowing for an increase of up to $50.0 million at our discretion. The Line contains a sub-limit for borrowings by our subsidiaries that are guaranteed by us. Under the terms of the Line, at our option, the aggregate principal balance of the amounts advanced or portions thereof will bear interest at (a) the base rate, or (b) the applicable LIBOR Rate plus a margin that can range from 0.50% to 1.50%. The Line subjects us to various restrictive covenants, including maintenance of certain financial covenants. As of October 31, 2014, there were no borrowings under the Line and we were in compliance with all covenants. Outstanding letters of credit under the Line totaled approximately $75.0 million as of October 31, 2014. The available credit under the Line was $100.0 million as of October 31, 2014. We expect the Line to satisfy our credit needs through at least the remainder of fiscal 2019.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of and for the nine months ended October 31, 2014, except for operating leases entered into in the normal course of business, we were not party to any material off-balance sheet arrangements.

Other Matters

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 2 “Recently Issued and Adopted Accounting Pronouncements,” of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a description of recently issued and adopted accounting pronouncements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are exposed to the following types of market risks—fluctuations in the purchase price of merchandise, as well as other goods and services, the value of foreign currencies in relation to the U.S. dollar, and changes in interest rates. Due to our inventory turnover rate and our historical ability to pass through the impact of any generalized changes in our cost of goods to our customers through pricing adjustments, commodity and other product risks are not expected to be material. We purchase the majority of our merchandise in U.S. dollars, including a portion of the goods for our stores located in Canada and Europe.

Our exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates relates to our cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. As of October 31, 2014, January 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013, our cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities consisted primarily of cash on hand and in banks, money market accounts, corporate bonds rated “BBB” or better, municipal and pre-refunded municipal bonds rated “BBB” or better, treasury bills, certificates of deposit, federal government agencies, commercial paper rated “BBB” or better, which bear interest at variable rates, and mutual funds. Due to the short average maturity and conservative nature of our investment portfolio, we believe a 100 basis point change in interest rates would not have a material effect on the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. As the interest rates on a material portion of our cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities are variable, a change in interest rates earned on the cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities would impact interest income along with cash flows, but would not impact the fair market value of the related underlying instruments.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, we sold all of our remaining ARS for $4,580 in cash. Our ARS had a par value and a recorded fair value of $4,925 and $4,330, respectively, prior to the sale.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported on a timely basis and that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Principal Executive Officer and the Principal Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding the

 

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required disclosure. As of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, an evaluation was performed under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including the Principal Executive Officer and the Principal Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of these disclosure controls and procedures. Based on that evaluation, the Principal Executive Officer and the Principal Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended October 31, 2014 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

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PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

We are party to various legal proceedings arising from normal business activities. Management believes that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

There have been no material changes in our risk factors since January 31, 2014. Please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2014, for our risk factors.

 

Item  2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and the Use of Proceeds

A summary of the repurchase activity under the 2014 share repurchase program for the quarter ended October 31, 2014 is as follows:

 

    Total Number
of Shares
(or Units)
Purchased
    Average Price
Paid per
Share
(or Unit)
    Total Number of
Shares (or Units)
Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced
Plans or
Programs
    Maximum
Number of
Shares (or Units)
that May Yet Be
Purchased
Under the Plans
or Programs (1)
 

August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014

    —          —          —          6,263,721   

September 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014

    144,400      $ 37.40        144,400        6,119,321   

October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014

    40,000        37.06        40,000        6,079,321   
 

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter

    184,400          184,400        6,079,321   
 

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

1  On May 27, 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 10,000,000 common shares under a share repurchase program.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

(a) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

    3.1   Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (file no. 000-22754) filed on September 9, 2004.
    3.2   Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation is incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (file no. 000-22754) filed on September 9, 2004.
    3.3   Amendment No. 2 to Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation is incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 31, 2013.
    3.4   Second Amended and Restated By-laws are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 3, 2012.
  31.1*   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Principal Executive Officer.
  31.2*   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Principal Financial Officer.
  32.1**   Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Executive Officer.
  32.2**   Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Financial Officer.
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document.
101.SCH*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema.
101.CAL*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase.
101.LAB*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase.
101.PRE*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase.
101.DEF*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase.

 

* Filed herewith
** Furnished herewith

Attached as Exhibits 101 to this report are the following financial statements from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 10, 2014, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income; (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income; (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and (v) the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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SIGNATURES

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.

 

    URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.
Date: December 10, 2014   By:    

/S/ RICHARD A. HAYNE

      Richard A. Hayne
     

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

    URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.
Date: December 10, 2014   By:    

/S/ FRANCIS J. CONFORTI

      Francis J. Conforti
     

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

    3.1   Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (file no. 000-22754) filed on September 9, 2004.
    3.2   Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation is incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (file no. 000-22754) filed on September 9, 2004.
    3.3   Amendment No. 2 to Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation is incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 31, 2013.
    3.4   Second Amended and Restated By-laws are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 3, 2012.
  31.1*   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Principal Executive Officer.
  31.2*   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Principal Financial Officer.
  32.1**   Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Executive Officer.
  32.2**   Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Financial Officer.
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document.
101.SCH*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema.
101.CAL*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase.
101.LAB*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase.
101.PRE*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase.
101.DEF*   XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase.

 

* Filed herewith
** Furnished herewith

Attached as Exhibits 101 to this report are the following financial statements from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 10, 2014, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income; (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income; (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and (v) the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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