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Avon Reports Second-Quarter 2015 Results

- Revenue Down 17% to $1.8 Billion; Relatively Unchanged in Constant Dollars(1)

- Operating Profit $92 Million; Adjusted(1) Operating Profit $110 Million

- Operating Margin up 70 bps to 5.0%; Adjusted(1) Operating Margin down 250 bps to 6.0%

- Diluted EPS(1) up 75% to $0.07 per share; Adjusted(1) Diluted EPS down 45% to $0.11 per share

Jul 30, 2015

NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today reported second-quarter 2015 results. "Our overall second-quarter performance was in line with our expectations in an environment of extraordinary currency pressure. Market by market, our local teams are operating effectively as they address consumer demands, improve Representative engagement and manage cost," said Sheri McCoy, Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc. "In addition, given that we anticipate the challenging environment to continue, we have taken steps to improve our financial flexibility."

Second-Quarter 2015 Income Statement Review (compared with second-quarter 2014)

  • Total revenue for Avon Products, Inc. decreased 17% to $1.8 billion, but was relatively unchanged in constant dollars. Constant-dollar revenue benefited from growth in Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as Latin America, due to markets experiencing high inflation (Venezuela and Argentina), partially offset by a decline in North America.
    • Active Representatives were down 2% year over year, led by a continued decline in North America, partially offset by growth in Europe, Middle East & Africa, most significantly Russia. Average order increased 2%, which benefited from price increases in markets experiencing high inflation.
    • Total units decreased 4%, driven by declines in Latin America and North America. Price/mix was up 4% during the quarter, aided by pricing in markets experiencing high inflation as well as improved price/mix in Brazil.
    • Beauty sales declined 17%, but increased 1% in constant dollars. Fashion & Home sales declined 14%, or were relatively unchanged in constant dollars.
       
  • Gross margin was 60.9%, down 210 basis points. Adjusted gross margin was 61.2%, down 180 basis points, primarily due to the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange, partially offset by the favorable net impact of price/mix.
     
  • Operating margin was 5.0% in the quarter, up 70 basis points. Adjusted operating margin was 6.0%, down 250 basis points, primarily due to the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange. The Industrial Production Tax ("IPI") on cosmetics in Brazil also negatively impacted Adjusted operating margin. In addition, the Value Added Tax ("VAT") credits recognized in Brazil in second-quarter 2014 that did not recur in 2015 negatively impacted the year-over-year comparison of Adjusted operating margin. These unfavorable impacts were partially offset by continued benefits from cost savings initiatives as well as the favorable net impact of price/mix.
     
  • The effective tax rate was 52.9%, compared with 69.7% in the prior-year period.The Adjusted effective tax rate was 43.2% for the second quarter of 2015, compared with 42.7% for the second quarter of 2014. We expect our full-year Adjusted effective tax rate to be in the low 50% range due to the inability, in accordance with U.S. GAAP, to recognize additional deferred tax assets related to the current-year U.S.-based operating results; however, the effective tax rate is expected to be volatile on a quarterly basis due to the country mix of quarterly earnings.
     
  • Net income was $30 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared with $20 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014. Adjusted net income was $48 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared with $91 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014.
     
  • Foreign currency has impacted the Company's financial results as shown in the table below:

Approximate Impact of Foreign Currency

               
                     
   

Second-Quarter 2015

 

First-Half 2015

   

Estimated impact
($ in millions)

 

Estimated impact
on diluted EPS

 

Estimated impact
($ in millions)

 

Estimated impact
on diluted EPS

Total revenue

 

(17) pts

     

(18) pts

   

Adjusted operating profit - transaction

 

$                   (55)

 

$                  (0.08)

 

$                   (100)

 

$                  (0.14)

Adjusted operating profit - translation

 

(55)

 

(0.08)

 

(145)

 

(0.21)

Total Adjusted operating profit

 

$                 (110)

 

$                  (0.16)

 

$                   (245)

 

$                  (0.35)

Adjusted operating margin

 

 (390) bps

     

 (420) bps

   

Revaluation of working capital

 

$                       5

 

$                    0.01

 

$                        (5)

 

$                  (0.01)

Adjusted diluted EPS

       

$                  (0.15)

       

$                  (0.36)

                     

 

Second-Quarter 2015 Cash Flow Review

  • Net cash used by operating activities was $110 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared with net cash used of $7 million for the same period in 2014. Operating cash flow during 2015 was unfavorably impacted by lower cash-related earnings (including the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation) and the $67 million payment to the SEC in connection with the FCPA settlement. These items were partially offset by timing of U.S. pension plan contributions, and lower payments for employee incentive compensation.
  • The overall net cash used during the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $258 million, which was lower than overall net cash used of $330 million for the same period in 2014. The increase in net cash used by operating activities was more than offset by less debt repayments in 2015 and a less significant negative impact on cash from foreign exchange. During 2014, foreign exchange rates used for our Venezuelan operations had a significant impact on reported cash balances.

Other Significant Events

  • During the second quarter of 2015, the Company entered into a new five-year $400 million senior secured revolving credit facility with enhanced flexibility under its financial covenants. In conjunction with this, the Company terminated its previous $1 billion unsecured revolving credit facility in June 2015 prior to its scheduled expiration in March 2017.
  • During the third quarter of 2015, the Company sold Liz Earle Beauty Co. Limited ("Liz Earle") for approximately $215 million, less expenses of approximately $5 million. The Company expects to record a gain on sale of approximately $45 million before tax within other expense, net, and approximately $50 million after tax. Proceeds from the sale of Liz Earle will be used to fund a portion of the Company's redemption of the $250 million principal amount of its 2.375% Notes due March 15, 2016.
  • During the third quarter of 2015, the Company issued a notice of prepayment for the $250 million principal amount of its 2.375% Notes due March 15, 2016. The Company expects to prepay these notes in August 2015, plus accrued interest of $3 million and a make-whole premium of approximately $5 million. As a result, the Company expects to incur a loss on extinguishment of debt of approximately $5 million.

Adjustments to Second-Quarter 2015 GAAP Results to Arrive at Adjusted Results

During the second quarter of 2015, the following items had an aggregate impact of $0.04 per diluted share on the financial results:

 

  • The Company recorded costs to implement restructuring within operating profit of approximately $12 million before tax, primarily related to cost savings initiatives.
  • Effective February 12, 2015, the Company began utilizing the SIMADI rate to remeasure its Venezuelan operations. The change to the SIMADI rate resulted in an approximate $6 million negative impact on operating profit.
  • The Company recorded costs of approximately $4 million in other expense, net, including the write-off of issuance costs related to the Company's previous $1 billion revolving credit facility, as well as legal costs associated with the sale of Liz Earle in July 2015.
  • The Company recorded a non-cash income tax benefit of approximately $3 million associated with a partial release of the valuation allowance for the Company's U.S. deferred tax assets.

Second-Quarter 2015 Regional Highlights (As compared with second-quarter 2014)

                                               

THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015

                                               

REGIONAL RESULTS

($ in millions)

Revenue

 

Active Reps

 

Average
Order C$

 

Units Sold

 

Price/Mix C$

Revenue & Performance Drivers

 

US$

   

C$

       
   

% var. vs
2Q14

   

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs 
2Q14

Latin America

$

853.5

(19)%

   

3%

   

(3)%

 

6%

 

(5)%

 

8%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

552.9

(16)

   

6

   

6

 

-

 

2

 

4

North America

 

258.6

(15)

   

(14)

   

(16)

 

2

 

(19)

 

5

Asia Pacific

 

158.4

(8)

   

(4)

   

(5)

 

1

 

(7)

 

3

Total from operations

 

1,823.4

(17)

   

-

   

(2)

 

2

 

(4)

 

4

Global and other

 

-

-

   

-

   

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Total

 

$

1,823.4

(17)%

   

-%

   

(2)%

 

2%

 

(4)%

 

4%

 
 
   

2015 GAAP

 

Adjusted Operating Profit
(Loss) in US$

 

Adjusted Operating Margin

Operating Profit/Margin

Operating Profit
(Loss) US$

Operating
Margin US$

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change
in US$

 

Change
in C$

Latin America

$

64.2

7.5%

 

$

70.2

 

$

118.9

 

8.2%

 

11.3%

 

(310) bps

 

(150) bps

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

52.9

9.6

   

53.0

   

92.2

 

9.6

 

14.0

 

(440)

 

(310)

North America

 

(6.2)

(2.4)

   

2.6

   

0.1

 

1.0

 

-

 

100

 

90

Asia Pacific

 

9.5

6.0

   

10.7

   

1.5

 

6.8

 

0.9

 

590

 

630

Total from operations

 

120.4

6.6

   

136.5

   

212.7

 

7.5

 

9.7

 

(220)

 

(80)

Global and other

 

(28.6)

-

   

(27.0)

   

(26.8)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Total

 

$

91.8

5.0%

 

$

109.5

 

$

185.9

 

6.0%

 

8.5%

 

(250) bps

 

(70) bps

 
                                               

 

Second-Quarter 2015 Regional Highlights

  • Latin America revenue was down 19%, but up 3% in constant dollars, negatively impacted by approximately 2 points due to the IPI tax in Brazil that went into effect in May 2015. Additionally, revenue comparisons were negatively impacted by approximately 1 point due to VAT credits recognized in Brazil in the second quarter of 2014 that did not recur in 2015. Constant-dollar revenue growth was primarily driven by higher average order, which benefited from the inflationary impact on pricing. Active Representatives declined, primarily due to declines in Venezuela and Argentina.
    • Brazil revenue was down 32%, or down 6% in constant dollars. Constant-dollar revenue was negatively impacted by approximately 4 points due to the IPI tax, and by approximately 2 points due to VAT credits recognized in Brazil in second-quarter 2014 that did not recur in 2015. This market continues to be impacted by a difficult macroeconomic environment and high levels of competition.
    • Mexico revenue was down 14%, but up 1% in constant dollars, primarily due to higher average order.
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa revenue was down 16%, but up 6% in constant dollars, primarily driven by an increase in Active Representatives, led by strength in Russia.
    • Russia revenue was down 24%, but up 15% in constant dollars, primarily driven by an increase in Active Representatives from sustained momentum in recruiting and retention.
    • U.K. revenue was down 11%, or down 2% in constant dollars, driven by a decline in Active Representatives, which was partially offset by higher average order.
  • North America revenue was down 15%, or down 14% in constant dollars, driven by a decline in Active Representatives.
  • Asia Pacific revenue was down 8%, or down 4% in constant dollars. While Philippines grew, due to higher average order, it was not enough to offset declines in other markets, led by China.

Full-Year 2015 Outlook

The Company previously provided the following outlook, which included the estimated negative impact of the new IPI tax law on cosmetics in Brazil:

  • Modest constant-dollar revenue growth;
  • An approximate 17 point negative impact on reported revenue due to foreign currency translation;
  • A 50 basis point decline in Constant-dollar Adjusted operating margin; and
  • A 200 basis point decline in Adjusted operating margin in reported dollars.

The Company's outlook for full-year 2015 is unchanged except for the impact of the divestiture of the Liz Earle business, which will negatively impact constant-dollar and reported revenue in the second half of 2015 by approximately 1 point.

Conference call

Avon will conduct a conference call at 10:00 A.M. today to discuss the quarterly results. The dial-in number for the call is (800) 843-2086 in the U.S. or (706) 643-1815 from non-U.S. locations (conference ID number: 77114469). The call will be webcast live at www.avoninvestor.com and can be accessed or downloaded from that site for a period of one year. Please refer to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015, for additional information on Avon's results for the quarter.

About Avon Products, Inc.

Avon is the company that for more than 125 years has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and, above all, for women. Avon, with nearly $9 billion in annual revenue, has products that are sold through 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives worldwide. Avon products include color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and fashion and home, featuring such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Avon Care, Skin-So-Soft, and Advance Techniques. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com.

Footnotes

1 "Adjusted" items refer to financial measures that are derived from measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"), but which have been adjusted to exclude certain items. Other adjusted financial measures that we refer to include Constant $ items.  All of these adjusted items are Non-GAAP financial measures as described below under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures." These Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.  Please refer to our "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" description at the end of this release and the reconciliations we provide of these Non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP measures.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in reports filed by Avon Products, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Forms 8-K, 10-Q, and 10-K. Some forward-looking statements in this release include and concern our outlook and expected results, capital structure, uses of cash, debt obligations, pricing and cost reduction actions, and the impact of foreign currency, taxes and tax rates.  These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievement of Avon to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our ability to improve our financial and operational performance and the impact of a continued decline in our business results, the possibility of business disruption, competitive uncertainties and general economic and business conditions in our markets, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The Company does not undertake to update any such forward-looking statements.

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)

                                     
                                     
       

Three Months Ended

 

Percent

 

Six Months Ended

 

Percent

       

June 30

 

Change

 

June 30

 

Change

       

2015

 

2014

     

2015

 

2014

   
                                     
                                     

Net sales

     

$

1,789.8

 

$

2,139.8

 

(16)%

 

$

3,552.3

 

$

4,281.5

 

(17)%

Other revenue

     

33.6

   

48.8

       

65.3

   

90.7

   

Total revenue

     

1,823.4

   

2,188.6

 

(17)%

   

3,617.6

   

4,372.2

 

(17)%

                                     

Cost of sales

     

713.4

   

810.7

       

1,420.7

   

1,766.1

   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

1,018.2

   

1,284.7

       

2,142.7

   

2,563.8

   

Operating profit

     

91.8

   

93.2

 

(2)%

   

54.2

   

42.3

 

28%

                                     

Interest expense

     

31.0

   

28.7

       

59.6

   

56.2

   

Interest income

     

(3.1)

   

(3.8)

       

(6.1)

   

(7.6)

   

Other expense, net

     

0.8

   

2.6

       

20.2

   

69.0

   

Total other expenses

   

28.7

   

27.5

       

73.7

   

117.6

   
                                     

Income (loss) before taxes

   

63.1

   

65.7

 

(4)%

   

(19.5)

   

(75.3)

 

74%

Income taxes

     

(33.4)

   

(45.8)

       

(97.2)

   

(72.0)

   
                                     

Net income (loss)

     

29.7

   

19.9

 

49%

   

(116.7)

   

(147.3)

 

21%

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(0.9)

   

(0.9)

       

(1.8)

   

(2.0)

   

Net income (loss) attributable to Avon

$

28.8

 

$

19.0

 

52%

 

$

(118.5)

 

$

(149.3)

 

21%

                                     
                                     

Earnings (loss) per share: (2)

                             

Basic

     

$

0.07

 

$

0.04

 

75%

 

$

(0.27)

 

$

(0.34)

 

21%

Diluted

       

0.07

   

0.04

 

75%

   

(0.27)

   

(0.34)

 

21%

                                     

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

                             

Basic

       

435.2

   

434.6

       

435.0

   

434.4

   

Diluted

       

435.2

   

434.6

       

435.0

   

434.4

   
                                     
                                     

 (2) Under the two-class method, earnings (loss) per share is calculated using net income (loss) allocable to common shares, which is derived by reducing net income (loss) by the income (loss) allocable to participating securities. Net income allocable to common shares used in the basic and diluted earnings per share calculation was $28.7 and $19.1 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Net loss allocable to common shares used in the basic and diluted loss per share calculation was ($116.2) and ($147.0) for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In millions)

                   
         

June 30

 

December 31

         

2015

 

2014

                   

Assets

                 

Current Assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

   

$

696.9

 

$

960.5

Accounts receivable, net

     

523.7

   

563.5

Inventories

       

818.7

   

822.2

Prepaid expenses and other

     

632.3

   

618.3

Assets of business held for sale

     

191.1

   

-

Total current assets

     

2,862.7

   

2,964.5

                   

Property, plant and equipment, at cost

   

2,042.6

   

2,292.6

Less accumulated depreciation

     

(1,006.2)

   

(1,061.6)

Property, plant and equipment, net

   

1,036.4

   

1,231.0

                   

Goodwill

         

115.7

   

249.3

Other assets

       

973.8

   

1,052.0

Total assets

     

$

4,988.6

 

$

5,496.8

                   

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

           

Current Liabilities

               

Debt maturing within one year

   

$

381.1

 

$

137.1

Accounts payable

       

809.6

   

895.4

Accrued compensation

     

180.2

   

210.5

Other accrued liabilities

     

538.0

   

598.8

Sales and taxes other than income

   

155.1

   

168.6

Income taxes

       

2.1

   

36.8

Liabilities of business held for sale

   

21.4

   

-

Total current liabilities

     

2,087.5

   

2,047.2

Long-term debt

       

2,203.6

   

2,463.9

Employee benefit plans

     

476.6

   

501.8

Long-term income taxes

     

72.6

   

77.8

Other liabilities

       

86.1

   

100.8

Total liabilities

       

4,926.4

   

5,191.5

                   

Shareholders' Equity

               

Common stock

       

187.8

   

187.6

Additional paid-in-capital

     

2,219.0

   

2,207.9

Retained earnings

       

3,531.9

   

3,702.9

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

   

(1,298.4)

   

(1,217.6)

Treasury stock, at cost

     

(4,593.5)

   

(4,591.0)

Total Avon shareholders' equity

   

46.8

   

289.8

Noncontrolling interests

     

15.4

   

15.5

Total shareholders' equity

     

62.2

   

305.3

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

4,988.6

 

$

5,496.8

                   
                   

 

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In millions)

                       
             

Six Months Ended

             

June 30

           

2015

 

2014

                     

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

             

Net loss

         

$

(116.7)

 

$

(147.3)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities:

         

Depreciation

         

60.7

   

71.8

Amortization

         

18.9

   

25.9

Provision for doubtful accounts

     

73.5

   

105.7

Provision for obsolescence

       

26.9

   

43.8

Share-based compensation

       

11.9

   

24.9

Foreign exchange losses

       

6.4

   

10.3

Deferred income taxes

       

29.4

   

(50.1)

Charge for Venezuelan monetary assets and liabilities

   

(4.2)

   

53.7

Charge for Venezuelan non-monetary assets

 

101.7

   

115.7

Other

           

20.9

   

44.2

                       

Changes in assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable

       

(79.9)

   

(91.0)

Inventories

         

(81.4)

   

(126.4)

Prepaid expenses and other

       

(52.8)

   

3.7

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

     

(69.5)

   

14.6

Income and other taxes

       

(26.8)

   

(24.1)

Noncurrent assets and liabilities

     

(28.9)

   

(82.5)

Net cash used by operating activities

     

(109.9)

   

(7.1)

                       

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

             

Capital expenditures

         

(42.1)

   

(58.6)

Disposal of assets

         

4.3

   

5.4

Purchases of investments

       

(11.9)

   

(13.4)

Proceeds from sale of investments

       

0.6

   

10.8

Net cash used by investing activities

     

(49.1)

   

(55.8)

                       

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

             

Cash dividends

         

(53.6)

   

(54.6)

Debt, net (maturities of three months or less)

     

(5.9)

   

(12.7)

Proceeds from debt

         

7.6

   

-

Repayment of debt

         

(8.9)

   

(66.7)

Net proceeds from exercise of stock options

     

-

   

0.2

Repurchase of common stock

       

(2.5)

   

(8.6)

Other financing activities

         

(5.8)

   

-

Net cash used by financing activities

     

(69.1)

   

(142.4)

                       

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(29.4)

   

(125.1)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

   

(257.5)

   

(330.4)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

   

960.5

   

1,107.9

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period (3)

   

$

703.0

 

$

777.5

                       
                       

(3) Includes cash and cash equivalents held for sale of $6.1 at the end of period 2015.

                       

 

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE

SEGMENT PERFORMANCE METRICS

(Unaudited)

(In millions)

                                               

THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015

                                               

REGIONAL RESULTS

   

Revenue

 

Active Reps

 

Average
Order C$

 

Units Sold

 

Price/Mix C$

Revenue & Performance Drivers

 

US$

   

C$

       
   

% var. vs
2Q14

   

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs 
2Q14

Latin America

$

853.5

(19)%

   

3%

   

(3)%

 

6%

 

(5)%

 

8%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

552.9

(16)

   

6

   

6

 

-

 

2

 

4

North America

 

258.6

(15)

   

(14)

   

(16)

 

2

 

(19)

 

5

Asia Pacific

 

158.4

(8)

   

(4)

   

(5)

 

1

 

(7)

 

3

Total from operations

 

1,823.4

(17)

   

-

   

(2)

 

2

 

(4)

 

4

Global and other

 

-

-

   

-

   

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Total

 

$

1,823.4

(17)%

   

-%

   

(2)%

 

2%

 

(4)%

 

4%

 
 
   

2015 GAAP

 

Adjusted Operating Profit
(Loss) in US$

 

Adjusted Operating Margin

Operating Profit/Margin

Operating Profit
(Loss) US$

Operating
Margin US$

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change
in US$

 

Change
in C$

Latin America

$

64.2

7.5%

 

$

70.2

 

$

118.9

 

8.2%

 

11.3%

 

(310) bps

 

(150) bps

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

52.9

9.6

   

53.0

   

92.2

 

9.6

 

14.0

 

(440)

 

(310)

North America

 

(6.2)

(2.4)

   

2.6

   

0.1

 

1.0

 

-

 

100

 

90

Asia Pacific

 

9.5

6.0

   

10.7

   

1.5

 

6.8

 

0.9

 

590

 

630

Total from operations

 

120.4

6.6

   

136.5

   

212.7

 

7.5

 

9.7

 

(220)

 

(80)

Global and other

 

(28.6)

-

   

(27.0)

   

(26.8)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Total

 

$

91.8

5.0%

 

$

109.5

 

$

185.9

 

6.0%

 

8.5%

 

(250) bps

 

(70) bps

 
                                               

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015

                                               

REGIONAL RESULTS

   

Revenue

 

Active Reps

 

Average
Order C$

 

Units Sold

 

Price/Mix C$

Revenue & Performance Drivers

 

US$

   

C$

       
   

% var. vs
1H14

   

% var. vs
1H14

 

% var. vs
1H14

 

% var. vs
1H14

 

% var. vs
1H14

 

% var. vs
1H14

Latin America

$

1,690.3

(20)%

   

3%

   

(2)%

 

5%

 

(4)%

 

7%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

1,103.6

(16)

   

7

   

7

 

-

 

6

 

1

North America

 

500.7

(17)

   

(16)

   

(16)

 

-

 

(22)

 

6

Asia Pacific

 

323.0

(5)

   

(1)

   

(4)

 

3

 

(5)

 

4

Total from operations

 

3,617.6

(17)

   

1

   

(1)

 

2

 

(3)

 

4

Global and other

 

-

-

   

-

   

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Total

 

$

3,617.6

(17)%

   

1%

   

(1)%

 

2%

 

(3)%

 

4%

 
 
   

2015 GAAP

 

Adjusted Operating Profit
(Loss) in US$

 

Adjusted Operating Margin

Operating Profit/Margin

Operating Profit
(Loss) US$

Operating
Margin US$

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change
in US$

 

Change
in C$

Latin America

$

20.9

1.2%

 

$

136.1

 

$

206.1

 

8.1%

 

9.7%

 

(160) bps

 

(20) bps

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

91.5

8.3

   

97.3

   

161.8

 

8.8

 

12.3

 

(350)

 

(200)

North America

 

(19.4)

(3.9)

   

(4.6)

   

(2.8)

 

(0.9)

 

(0.5)

 

(40)

 

(50)

Asia Pacific

 

17.4

5.4

   

27.4

   

9.5

 

8.5

 

2.8

 

570

 

580

Total from operations

 

110.4

3.1

   

256.2

   

374.6

 

5.4

 

8.6

 

(320)

 

10

Global and other

 

(56.2)

-

   

(44.8)

   

(55.2)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Total

 

$

54.2

1.5%

 

$

211.4

 

$

319.4

 

5.8%

 

7.3%

 

(150) bps

 

30 bps

 
                                               

 

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE

CATEGORY SALES

(Unaudited)

(In millions)

                                 
 
 
               

Consolidated

               

Three months ended June 30

 

US$

 

C$

                 

2015

   

2014

 

% var. vs
2Q14

 

% var. vs
2Q14

Beauty:

                               

Skincare

           

$

548.8

 

$

662.4

 

(17)%

 

1%

Fragrance

             

428.9

   

504.0

 

(15)

 

4

Color

             

313.8

   

395.2

 

(21)

 

(2)

Total Beauty

             

1,291.5

   

1,561.6

 

(17)

 

1

Fashion & Home:

                             

Fashion (jewelry/watches/apparel/footwear/accessories/children's) 

       

307.9

   

359.4

 

(14)

 

(3)

Home (gift & decorative products/housewares/entertainment & leisure/children's/nutrition)

 

190.4

   

218.8

 

(13)

 

5

Total Fashion & Home

             

498.3

   

578.2

 

(14)

 

-

Net sales

             

1,789.8

   

2,139.8

 

(16)

 

1

Other revenue

             

33.6

   

48.8

 

(31)

 

(21)

Total revenue

           

$

1,823.4

 

$

2,188.6

 

(17)

 

-

 
                                 
 
               

Consolidated

               

Six months ended June 30

 

US$

 

C$

                 

2015

   

2014

 

% var. vs
1H14

 

% var. vs
1H14

Beauty:

                               

Skincare

           

$

1,081.5

 

$

1,307.3

 

(17)%

 

1%

Fragrance

             

852.1

   

1,017.2

 

(16)

 

5

Color

             

650.3

   

796.4

 

(18)

 

-

Total Beauty

             

2,583.9

   

3,120.9

 

(17)

 

2

Fashion & Home:

                             

Fashion (jewelry/watches/apparel/footwear/accessories/children's) 

       

596.6

   

703.8

 

(15)

 

(3)

Home (gift & decorative products/housewares/entertainment & leisure/children's/nutrition)

 

371.8

   

456.8

 

(19)

 

1

Total Fashion & Home

             

968.4

   

1,160.6

 

(17)

 

(1)

Net sales

             

3,552.3

   

4,281.5

 

(17)

 

1

Other revenue

             

65.3

   

90.7

 

(28)

 

(20)

Total revenue

           

$

3,617.6

 

$

4,372.2

 

(17)

 

1

 
                                 

 

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)

                                       

This supplemental schedule provides adjusted Non-GAAP financial information and a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between the

 

Non-GAAP financial measure and the financial measure calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP. 

       
                                       
   

THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015

           

CTI

                     
     

Reported

 

restructuring

 

Venezuelan

 

Other

 

Special

 

Adjusted

     

(GAAP)

 

initiatives

 

special items

 

items

 

tax items

 

(Non-GAAP)

                                       

Total revenue

   

$

1,823.4

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

1,823.4

Cost of sales

     

713.4

   

-

   

5.7

   

-

   

-

   

707.7

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

1,018.2

   

11.5

   

0.5

   

-

   

-

   

1,006.2

Operating profit

     

91.8

   

11.5

   

6.2

   

-

   

-

   

109.5

Income before taxes

     

63.1

   

11.5

   

6.2

   

3.8

   

-

   

84.6

Income taxes

     

(33.4)

   

0.1

   

-

   

-

   

(3.2)

   

(36.5)

Net income

   

$

29.7

 

$

11.6

 

$

6.2

 

$

3.8

 

$

(3.2)

 

$

48.1

                                       

Diluted EPS

$

0.07

 

$

0.03

 

$

0.01

 

$

0.01

 

$

(0.01)

 

$

0.11

                                       

Gross margin

 

60.9%

   

-

   

0.3

               

61.2%

SG&A as a % of revenues

   

55.8%

   

(0.6)

   

-

               

55.2%

Operating margin

 

5.0%

   

0.6

   

0.3

               

6.0%

Effective tax rate

     

52.9%

                           

43.2%

                                       
                                       

SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

                                 

Latin America

$

64.2

 

$

(0.2)

 

$

6.2

             

$

70.2

Europe, Middle East & Africa

   

52.9

   

0.1

   

-

               

53.0

North America

 

(6.2)

   

8.8

   

-

               

2.6

Asia Pacific

 

9.5

   

1.2

   

-

               

10.7

Global and other

 

(28.6)

   

1.6

   

-

               

(27.0)

Total

   

$

91.8

 

$

11.5

 

$

6.2

             

$

109.5

                                       

SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN

                                 

Latin America

 

7.5%

   

-

   

0.7

               

8.2%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

9.6%

   

-

   

-

               

9.6%

North America

 

(2.4)%

   

3.4

   

-

               

1.0%

Asia Pacific

 

6.0%

   

0.8

   

-

               

6.8%

Global and other

 

-%

   

-

   

-

               

-%

Total

     

5.0%

   

0.6

   

0.3

               

6.0%

                                       
                                       

Amounts in the table above may not necessarily sum because the computations are made independently.

           
                                       

 

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)

                                       

This supplemental schedule provides adjusted Non-GAAP financial information and a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between the

 Non-GAAP financial measure and the financial measure calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP.  

   
                                       
   

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015

         

CTI

                     
     

Reported

 

restructuring

 

Venezuelan

 

Other

 

Special

 

Adjusted

     

(GAAP)

 

initiatives

 

special items

 

items

 

tax items

 

(Non-GAAP)

                                       

Total revenue

   

$

3,617.6

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

3,617.6

Cost of sales

     

1,420.7

   

-

   

20.9

   

-

   

-

   

1,399.8

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

2,142.7

   

44.6

   

91.7

   

-

   

-

   

2,006.4

Operating profit

     

54.2

   

44.6

   

112.6

   

-

   

-

   

211.4

(Loss) income before taxes

   

(19.5)

   

44.6

   

108.4

   

3.8

   

-

   

137.3

Income taxes

     

(97.2)

   

(3.9)

   

0.8

   

-

   

28.1

   

(72.3)

Net (loss) income

   

$

(116.7)

 

$

40.7

 

$

109.2

 

$

3.8

 

$

28.1

 

$

65.0

                                       

Diluted EPS

$

(0.27)

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.25

 

$

0.01

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.14

                                       

Gross margin

 

60.7%

   

-

   

0.6

               

61.3%

SG&A as a % of revenues

   

59.2%

   

(1.2)

   

(2.5)

               

55.5%

Operating margin

 

1.5%

   

1.2

   

3.1

               

5.8%

Effective tax rate

     

(500.0)%

                           

52.7%

                                       
                                       

SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

                                 

Latin America

$

20.9

 

$

2.6

 

$

112.6

             

$

136.1

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

91.5

   

5.8

   

-

               

97.3

North America

 

(19.4)

   

14.8

   

-

               

(4.6)

Asia Pacific

 

17.4

   

10.0

   

-

               

27.4

Global and other

 

(56.2)

   

11.4

   

-

               

(44.8)

Total

   

$

54.2

 

$

44.6

 

$

112.6

             

$

211.4

                                       

SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN

                                 

Latin America

 

1.2%

   

0.2

   

6.7

               

8.1%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

 

8.3%

   

0.5

   

-

               

8.8%

North America

 

(3.9)%

   

3.0

   

-

               

(0.9)%

Asia Pacific

 

5.4%

   

3.1

   

-

               

8.5%

Global and other

 

-%

   

-

   

-

               

-%

Total

     

1.5%

   

1.2

   

3.1

               

5.8%

                                       
                                       

Amounts in the table above may not necessarily sum because the computations are made independently.

           
                                       

 

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)

                                 

This supplemental schedule provides adjusted Non-GAAP financial information and a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between the

Non-GAAP financial measure and the financial measure calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP. 

                                 
   

THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2014

         

CTI

     

Pension

   
     

Reported

 

restructuring

 

Venezuelan

 

settlement

 

Adjusted

     

(GAAP)

 

initiatives

 

special items

 

charge

 

(Non-GAAP)

                                 

Total revenue

   

$

2,188.6

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

2,188.6

Cost of sales

     

810.7

   

-

   

2.0

   

-

   

808.7

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

1,284.7

   

51.2

   

16.0

   

23.5

   

1,194.0

Operating profit

     

93.2

   

51.2

   

18.0

   

23.5

   

185.9

Income before taxes

     

65.7

   

51.2

   

18.0

   

23.5

   

158.4

Income taxes

     

(45.8)

   

(13.4)

   

-

   

(8.4)

   

(67.6)

Net income

   

$

19.9

 

$

37.8

 

$

18.0

 

$

15.1

 

$

90.8

                                 

Diluted EPS

$

0.04

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.04

 

$

0.04

 

$

0.20

                                 

Gross margin

 

63.0%

   

-

   

0.1

   

-

   

63.0%

SG&A as a % of revenues

   

58.7%

   

(2.3)

   

(0.7)

   

(1.1)

   

54.6%

Operating margin

 

4.3%

   

2.3

   

0.8

   

1.1

   

8.5%

Effective tax rate

     

69.7%

                     

42.7%

                                 
                                 

SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

                           

Latin America

$

98.0

 

$

2.9

 

$

18.0

 

$

-

 

$

118.9

Europe, Middle East & Africa

   

76.8

   

15.4

   

-

   

-

   

92.2

North America

 

(27.3)

   

10.0

   

-

   

17.4

   

0.1

Asia Pacific

 

(1.1)

   

2.6

   

-

   

-

   

1.5

Global and other

 

(53.2)

   

20.3

   

-

   

6.1

   

(26.8)

Total

   

$

93.2

 

$

51.2

 

$

18.0

 

$

23.5

 

$

185.9

                                 

SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN

                           

Latin America

 

9.3%

   

0.3

   

1.7

   

-

   

11.3%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

   

11.7%

   

2.3

   

-

   

-

   

14.0%

North America

 

(9.0)%

   

3.3

   

-

   

5.7

   

-%

Asia Pacific

 

(0.6)%

   

1.5

   

-

   

-

   

0.9%

Global and other

 

-%

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

-%

Total

     

4.3%

   

2.3

   

0.8

   

1.1

   

8.5%

                                 
                                 

Amounts in the table above may not necessarily sum because the computations are made independently.

       
                                 

 

 

AVON PRODUCTS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)

                                       

This supplemental schedule provides adjusted Non-GAAP financial information and a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between the

     

Non-GAAP financial measure and the financial measure calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP. 

       
                                       
   

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2014

         

CTI

           

Pension

   
     

Reported

 

restructuring

 

Venezuelan

 

FCPA

 

settlement

 

Adjusted

     

(GAAP)

 

initiatives

 

special items

 

accrual

 

charge

 

(Non-GAAP)

                                       

Total revenue

   

$

4,372.2

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

4,372.2

Cost of sales

     

1,766.1

   

-

   

117.7

   

-

   

-

   

1,648.4

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

2,563.8

   

73.9

   

16.0

   

46.0

   

23.5

   

2,404.4

Operating profit

     

42.3

   

73.9

   

133.7

   

46.0

   

23.5

   

319.4

(Loss) income before taxes

   

(75.3)

   

73.9

   

187.4

   

46.0

   

23.5

   

255.5

Income taxes

     

(72.0)

   

(20.3)

   

(11.9)

   

-

   

(8.4)

   

(112.6)

Net (loss) income

   

$

(147.3)

 

$

53.6

 

$

175.5

 

$

46.0

 

$

15.1

 

$

142.9

                                       

Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

(0.34)

 

$

0.12

 

$

0.40

 

$

0.11

 

$

0.04

 

$

0.32

                                       

Gross margin

 

59.6%

   

-

   

2.7

   

-

   

-

   

62.3%

SG&A as a % of revenues

   

58.6%

   

(1.7)

   

(0.4)

   

(1.1)

   

(0.5)

   

55.0%

Operating margin

 

1.0%

   

1.7

   

3.1

   

1.1

   

0.5

   

7.3%

Effective tax rate

     

(95.7)%

                           

44.1%

                                       
                                       

SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

                                 

Latin America

$

54.6

 

$

17.8

 

$

133.7

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

206.1

Europe, Middle East & Africa

   

144.2

   

17.6

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

161.8

North America

 

(35.8)

   

15.6

   

-

   

-

   

17.4

   

(2.8)

Asia Pacific

 

6.6

   

2.9

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

9.5

Global and other

 

(127.3)

   

20.0

   

-

   

46.0

   

6.1

   

(55.2)

Total

   

$

42.3

 

$

73.9

 

$

133.7

 

$

46.0

 

$

23.5

 

$

319.4

                                       

SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN

                                 

Latin America

 

2.6%

   

0.8

   

6.3

   

-

   

-

   

9.7%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

   

11.0%

   

1.3

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

12.3%

North America

 

(6.0)%

   

2.6

   

-

   

-

   

2.9

   

(0.5)%

Asia Pacific

 

1.9%

   

0.9

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

2.8%

Global and other

 

-%

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

-%

Total

     

1.0%

   

1.7

   

3.1

   

1.1

   

0.5

   

7.3%

                                       
                                       

Amounts in the table above may not necessarily sum because the computations are made independently.

           
                                       

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, we disclose operating results that have been adjusted to exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, including changes in: revenue, operating profit, Adjusted operating profit, operating margin and Adjusted operating margin. We also refer to these adjusted financial measures as Constant $ items, which are Non-GAAP financial measures. We believe these measures provide investors an additional perspective on trends. To exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, we calculate current-year results and prior-year results at a constant exchange rate. Foreign currency impact is determined as the difference between actual growth rates and constant-currency growth rates.

We also present gross margin, selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue, total and net global expenses, operating profit, operating margin, net income, diluted earnings per share and effective tax rate on a Non-GAAP basis. The discussion of our segments presents operating profit and operating margin on a Non-GAAP basis. We refer to these Non-GAAP financial measures as "Adjusted." We have provided a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between the Non-GAAP financial measures and the financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses the Non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate its operating performance and believes that it is meaningful for investors to be made aware of, on a period-to-period basis, the impacts of 1) costs to implement ("CTI") restructuring initiatives, 2) costs and charges related to the devaluations of Venezuelan currency in February 2015 and March 2014, combined with being designated as a highly inflationary economy ("Venezuelan special items"), 3) the additional $46 million accrual recorded in the first quarter of 2014 for the settlements related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations ("FCPA accrual"), 4) the settlement charge associated with the U.S. pension plan ("Pension settlement charge"), 5) various other charges incurred ("Other items"), and 6) the non-cash income tax adjustments associated with the Company's deferred tax assets recorded in 2015 ("Special tax items"). The Company believes investors find the Non-GAAP information helpful in understanding the ongoing performance of operations separate from items that may have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on the Company's financial results in any particular period. These Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

The Venezuelan special items include the impact on the Consolidated Statements of Income in 2015 and 2014 caused by the devaluations of Venezuelan currency on monetary assets and liabilities, such as cash, receivables and payables; deferred tax assets and liabilities; and non-monetary assets, such as inventories. For non-monetary assets, the Venezuelan special items include the earnings impact caused by the difference between the historical U.S. dollar cost of the assets at the previous exchange rate and the revised exchange rate. In 2015 and 2014, the Venezuelan special items also include adjustments of approximately $11 million and approximately $116 million, respectively, to reflect certain non-monetary assets at their net realizable value. In 2015, the Venezuelan special items also include an impairment charge of approximately $90 million to reflect the write-down of the long-lived assets to their estimated fair value. In 2014, the devaluation was caused as a result of moving from the official exchange rate of 6.30 to the SICAD II exchange rate of approximately 50, and in 2015, the devaluation was caused as a result of moving from the SICAD II exchange rate of approximately 50 to the SIMADI exchange rate of approximately 170.

The Pension settlement charge includes the impact on the Consolidated Statements of Income in the second quarter of 2014 associated with the payments made to former employees who are vested and participate in the U.S. pension plan. Such payments fully settle the Company's pension plan obligation to those participants who elected to receive such payment.

The Other items include the impact during 2015 on other expense, net in the Consolidated Statements of Income due to $2.5 million for the write-off of issuance costs related to the Company's previous $1 billion revolving credit facility, as well as $1.3 million of legal costs associated with the sale of Liz Earle in July 2015.

The Special tax items include the impact during 2015 on the provision for income taxes in the Consolidated Statements of Income due to a non-cash income tax charge and benefit associated with valuation allowances in the first and second quarters of 2015, respectively, to adjust the Company's U.S. deferred tax assets to an amount that is "more likely than not" to be realized. In the first quarter of 2015 the additional valuation allowance was due to the continued strengthening of the U.S. dollar against currencies of some of the Company's key markets, and in the second quarter of 2015 the Company released a portion of its valuation allowance due to the weakening of the U.S. dollar against currencies of some of the Company's key markets.

SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.

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