Helen of Troy Limited Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results

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Consolidated Net Sales Decline of 6.1%
Core Net Sales Decline of 2.5% From Fiscal 2022; Growth of 43.7% From Fiscal 2020
GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.02; Core Adjusted Diluted EPS of $2.41
Core Adjusted Diluted EPS Decline of 27.2% From Fiscal 2022; Growth of 23.6% From Fiscal 2020

Updates Fiscal 2023 Net Sales and Diluted EPS Outlook:
Consolidated Net Sales to $2.150-$2.200 Billion
Consolidated Diluted EPS to $6.51-$7.11; Consolidated Adjusted Diluted EPS to $9.85-$10.35

EL PASO, Texas, July 07, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE), designer, developer and worldwide marketer of consumer brand-name home, outdoor, health, wellness, and beauty products, today reported results for the three-month period ended May 31, 2022.

Executive Summary – First Quarter of Fiscal 2023 Compared to Fiscal 2022, Fiscal 2021 and Fiscal 2020

  • Consolidated net sales revenue was $508.1 million, a decrease of 6.1% from fiscal 2022, an increase of 20.7% from fiscal 2021, and an increase of 35.0% from fiscal 2020

  • Core business net sales decrease of 2.5% from fiscal 2022, an increase of 27.2% from fiscal 2021, and an increase of 43.7% from fiscal 2020

  • GAAP diluted EPS of $1.02, compared to $2.31 for the same period last year, $2.37 for fiscal 2021, and $1.61 for fiscal 2020

  • Non-GAAP Core adjusted diluted EPS of $2.41, a decrease of 27.2% from fiscal 2022, a decrease of 0.8% from fiscal 2021, and an increase of 23.6% from fiscal 2020

  • Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS of $2.41, a decrease of 30.7% from fiscal 2022, a decrease of 4.7% from fiscal 2021, and an increase of 23.6% from fiscal 2020

Julien R. Mininberg, Chief Executive Officer, stated: "Our first quarter results were stronger than expected, with consolidated sales and adjusted EPS both ahead of our outlook. The sales comparison is our toughest quarterly compare of the year and represents strong growth over our pre-covid base of fiscal 2020. Osprey and Curlsmith performed well and in line with our expectations. As noted in our April earnings call, we did see consumer buying patterns begin to change in the quarter, resulting in a slowdown in demand in some categories, partially offset by retailer orders intended to replenish prior consumption and/or raise holdings in anticipation of price increases."

"Since our April earnings release, the macroeconomic outlook has changed significantly as consumers shift their buying patterns and adapt to a number of factors including the impact of inflation and interest rates rising more rapidly than expected. In response, many of our major retail customers announced actions to rebalance their inventory stemming from rapid revisions to their sales forecasts. We have lowered our sales and EPS outlooks for fiscal 2023, reflecting our current assessment of the impact of these new headwinds on our business. The midpoint of our outlook implies approximately 50% core revenue growth and approximately 40% core adjusted diluted EPS growth since the beginning of Phase II."

Mr. Mininberg continued: "Consistent with our track record of adapting quickly to changing consumer preferences and highly dynamic operating environments, we are planning several new initiatives designed to reduce the total cost structure of the Company and unlock new efficiencies. While we are taking immediate action, we expect the majority of the benefits of these plans to fall into fiscal 2024 and are working hard to finish Phase II with momentum. We expect our efficiency initiatives to feed our flywheel and set us up to capitalize on long-term growth opportunities for further value creation in Phase III."

Three Months Ended May 31,

(in thousands) (unaudited)

Home &
Outdoor

Health &
Wellness

Beauty

Total

Fiscal 2022 sales revenue, net

$

193,644

$

204,096

$

143,483

$

541,223

Organic business (1)

(8,604

)

(34,379

)

(41,124

)

(84,107

)

Impact of foreign currency

(2,024

)

(776

)

(731

)

(3,531

)

Acquisition (2)

51,247

3,246

54,493

Change in sales revenue, net

40,619

(35,155

)

(38,609

)

(33,145

)

Fiscal 2023 sales revenue, net

$

234,263

$

168,941

$

104,874

$

508,078

Total net sales revenue growth (decline)

21.0

%

(17.2

) %

(26.9

) %

(6.1

) %

Organic business

(4.4

) %

(16.8

) %

(28.7

) %

(15.5

) %

Impact of foreign currency

(1.0

) %

(0.4

) %

(0.5

) %

(0.7

) %

Acquisition

26.5

%

%

2.3

%

10.1

%

Operating margin (GAAP)

Fiscal 2023

12.7

%

(3.6

) %

9.8

%

6.7

%

Fiscal 2022

14.0

%

5.5

%

18.4

%

12.0

%

Adjusted operating margin (non-GAAP)

Fiscal 2023

16.1

%

7.0

%

18.9

%

13.6

%

Fiscal 2022

17.2

%

14.6

%

22.3

%

17.5

%

Three Months Ended May 31,

% Change

(in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)

2022

2021

2020

2019

FY23/FY22

FY23/FY21

FY23/FY20

Consolidated net sales revenue

$

508,078

$

541,223

$

420,835

$

376,335

(6.1

) %

20.7

%

35.0

%

Core business net sales revenue (3)

508,078

521,104

399,519

353,576

(2.5

) %

27.2

%

43.7

%

Leadership Brand net sales revenue (4)

435,158

429,056

349,030

301,559

1.4

%

24.7

%

44.3

%

Online channel net sales revenue (5)

112,298

121,333

116,530

87,626

(7.4

) %

(3.6

) %

28.2

%

Consolidated Diluted EPS

$

1.02

$

2.31

$

2.37

$

1.61

(55.8

) %

(57.0

) %

(36.6

) %

Consolidated Adjusted Diluted EPS (non-GAAP) (6)

2.41

3.48

2.53

2.06

(30.7

) %

(4.7

) %

17.0

%

Core Adjusted Diluted EPS (non-GAAP) (3) (6)

2.41

3.31

2.43

1.95

(27.2

) %

(0.8

) %

23.6

%

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company committed to a plan to divest certain assets within its Beauty segment's mass channel personal care business ("Personal Care"). On June 7, 2021, the Company completed the sale of its North America Personal Care business and on March 25, 2022, the Company completed the sale of the Latin America and Caribbean Personal Care business. The Company defines Core business as strategic business that it expects to be an ongoing part of its operations, and Non-Core business as business or net assets (including net assets held for sale) that it expects to divest within a year of its designation as Non-Core. Accordingly, sales from the Personal Care business were included in Non-Core business for all historical periods presented. Subsequent to these dispositions, the Company no longer has any results of operations from Non-Core business or any assets or liabilities classified as held for sale as of the end of its first quarter of fiscal 2023.

Three Months Ended May 31,

(in thousands) (unaudited)

Home &
Outdoor

Health &
Wellness

Beauty

Total

Fiscal 2022 sales revenue, net

$

193,644

$

204,096

$

143,483

$

541,223

Core business (3)

40,619

(35,155

)

(18,490

)

(13,026

)

Non-Core business (Personal Care) (3)

(20,119

)

(20,119

)

Change in sales revenue, net

40,619

(35,155

)

(38,609

)

(33,145

)

Fiscal 2023 sales revenue, net

$

234,263

$

168,941

$

104,874

$

508,078

Total net sales revenue growth (decline)

21.0

%

(17.2

) %

(26.9

) %

(6.1

) %

Core business

21.0

%

(17.2

) %

(12.9

) %

(2.4

) %

Non-Core business (Personal Care)

%

%

(14.0

) %

(3.7

) %

Consolidated Results - First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Compared to First Quarter Fiscal 2022

  • Consolidated net sales revenue decreased $33.1 million, or 6.1%, to $508.1 million compared to $541.2 million. The decline was driven by a decrease from Organic business of $84.1 million, or 15.5%. The Organic business decrease primarily reflects a net sales revenue decline of $20.1 million in Non-Core business due to the sale of the Personal Care business, and the unfavorable comparative impacts of approximately $20 million from retailers that accelerated orders into the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 and approximately $15 million from orders that were not able to be shipped at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 due to the impact of the late-February winter storm in the U.S. ("Winter Storm Uri") that were shipped in the first quarter of fiscal 2022. Additionally, sales decreased in the Health & Wellness segment as a result of stronger COVID-19 driven demand for healthcare and healthy living products, primarily in thermometry and air filtration, in the comparative prior year period, and in the Beauty segment hair appliances category and home-related categories in the Home & Outdoor segment due to lower consumer demand and shifts in consumer spending patterns. These factors were partially offset by stronger consumer demand for outdoor-related products in the Home & Outdoor segment, higher seasonal category sales in the Health & Wellness segment, higher prestige market personal care category sales in the Beauty segment, and the impact of customer price increases related to rising freight and product costs. The Organic business decline was partially offset by growth from the acquisitions of Osprey Packs, Inc. ("Osprey") and Recipe Products Ltd.("Curlsmith") which contributed $51.2 million and $3.2 million, respectively, or 10.1%, to consolidated net sales revenue.

  • Consolidated gross profit margin increased 0.8 percentage points to 41.6%, compared to 40.8%. The increase in consolidated gross profit margin was primarily due to a favorable mix of more Home & Outdoor sales within consolidated net sales revenue, lower inventory obsolescence expense, a decrease in EPA compliance costs recognized in cost of goods sold in the Health & Wellness segment, and a more favorable product mix within the Beauty segment. These factors were partially offset by the net dilutive impact of inflationary costs and related customer price increases, and the unfavorable impact of less Beauty segment sales within consolidated net sales revenue.

  • Consolidated selling, general and administrative expense ("SG&A") ratio increased 6.1 percentage points to 34.9%, compared to 28.8%. The increase in the consolidated SG&A ratio was primarily due to higher personnel expense, increased marketing expense, higher distribution expense, an increase in share-based compensation expense, higher acquisition-related expense in connection with the Osprey and Curlsmith transactions, EPA compliance costs, increased amortization expense, and the unfavorable leverage impact of the decrease in net sales. These factors were partially offset by the favorable leverage impact of customer price increases related to inflationary costs, reduced annual incentive compensation expense, a decrease in outbound freight costs, and the gain on the sale of the Latin America and Caribbean Personal Care business.

  • Consolidated operating income was $33.9 million, or 6.7% of net sales revenue, compared to $64.8 million, or 12.0% of net sales revenue. The 5.3 percentage point decrease in consolidated operating margin was primarily due to the increase in the SG&A ratio.

  • Interest expense was $4.4 million, compared to $3.0 million. The increase in interest expense was primarily due to higher average levels of debt outstanding, including borrowings to fund the acquisitions of Osprey and Curlsmith as well as construction of a new distribution center, and higher average interest rates.

  • Income tax expense as a percentage of income before income tax was 17.0% compared to 8.0%, primarily due to lower forecasted annual income before income taxes, shifts in the mix of income in various tax jurisdictions, and an increase in tax expense for discrete items.

  • Net income was $24.6 million, compared to $57.0 million. Diluted EPS was $1.02 compared to $2.31. Diluted EPS decreased primarily due to an operating loss in the Health & Wellness segment, lower operating income in the Beauty segment, and higher interest expense. These factors were partially offset by higher operating income in the Home & Outdoor segment and lower weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

  • Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) decreased 25.1% to $75.5 million compared to $100.8 million.

On an adjusted basis for the first quarters of fiscal 2023 and 2022, excluding acquisition-related expenses, EPA compliance costs, restructuring charges, amortization of intangible assets, and non-cash share-based compensation, as applicable:

  • Adjusted operating income decreased $25.6 million, or 27.0%, to $69.3 million, or 13.6% of net sales revenue, compared to $95.0 million, or 17.5% of net sales revenue. The 3.9 percentage point decrease in adjusted operating margin is primarily driven by increased personnel expense, higher marketing expense, higher distribution expense, a less favorable product mix within the Home & Outdoor segment due to the acquisition of Osprey, the unfavorable impact of less Beauty segment sales within consolidated net sales revenue, the net dilutive impact of inflationary costs and related customer price increases, and unfavorable operating leverage. These factors were partially offset by a favorable mix of more Home & Outdoor sales within consolidated net sales revenue, lower inventory obsolescence expense, reduced annual incentive compensation expense, a decrease in outbound freight costs, and a more favorable product mix within the Beauty segment.

  • Adjusted income decreased $27.6 million, or 32.2%, to $58.2 million, compared to $85.8 million for the same period last year. Adjusted diluted EPS decreased 30.7% to $2.41 compared to $3.48. The decrease in adjusted diluted EPS was primarily due to an operating loss in the Health & Wellness segment, lower operating income in the Beauty segment, and higher interest expense. These factors were partially offset by higher operating income in the Home & Outdoor segment and lower weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Segment Results - First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Compared to First Quarter Fiscal 2022

Home & Outdoor net sales revenue increased $40.6 million, or 21.0%, to $234.3 million, compared to $193.6 million, primarily due to contribution from the acquisition of Osprey of $51.2 million, or 26.5%, to segment net sales revenue growth. This growth comes on top of a 37.7% increase in the prior year. Growth in the quarter was partially offset by a decrease from Organic business of $8.6 million, or 4.4%, primarily due to declines in home-related category sales primarily due to lower consumer demand driven by shifts in consumer spending patterns and the unfavorable comparative impacts of retailers that accelerated orders into the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 and orders that were not able to be shipped at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 due to the impact of Winter Storm Uri that were shipped in the first quarter of fiscal 2022. These factors were partially offset by stronger consumer demand for outdoor-related products, higher sales in the closeout channel, and the impact of customer price increases related to rising freight and product costs. Operating income was $29.8 million, or 12.7% of segment net sales revenue, compared to $27.1 million, or 14.0% of segment net sales revenue. The 1.3 percentage point decrease in segment operating margin was primarily due to the impact of the acquisition of Osprey, which has a lower operating margin than the rest of the Home & Outdoor segment, increased personnel expense, an increase in share-based compensation expense and the net dilutive impact of inflationary costs and related customer price increases. These factors were partially offset by favorable operating leverage, lower royalty expense, and reduced annual incentive compensation expense. Adjusted operating income increased 13.3% to $37.6 million, or 16.1% of segment net sales revenue, compared to $33.2 million, or 17.2% of segment net sales revenue.

Health & Wellness net sales revenue decreased $35.2 million, or 17.2%, to $168.9 million, compared to $204.1 million. The decline was driven by a decrease from Organic business of $34.4 million, or 16.8%, primarily due to a decrease in sales due to stronger COVID-19 driven demand for healthcare and healthy living products, primarily in thermometry and air filtration, in the comparative prior year period, and the unfavorable comparative impact of orders that were not able to be shipped at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 due to the impact of Winter Storm Uri that were shipped in the first quarter of fiscal 2022. These factors were partially offset by an increase in seasonal category sales and the impact of customer price increases related to rising freight and product costs. Operating loss was $6.1 million, or (3.6)% of segment net sales revenue, compared to operating income of $11.2 million, or 5.5% of segment net sales revenue. The 9.1 percentage point decrease in segment operating margin was primarily due to unfavorable operating leverage, higher distribution expense, a less favorable product mix, higher marketing expense, an increase in share-based compensation expense, the unfavorable comparative impact of tariff exclusion refunds received in the prior year period, and an increase in legal fees. These factors were partially offset by the net impact of inflationary costs and related customer price increases, a decrease in EPA compliance costs, reduced outbound freight costs, lower inventory obsolescence expense, and decreased annual incentive compensation expense. Adjusted operating income decreased 60.1% to $11.9 million, or 7.0% of segment net sales revenue, compared to $29.8 million, or 14.6% of segment net sales revenue.

Beauty net sales revenue decreased $38.6 million, or 26.9%, to $104.9 million, compared to $143.5 million. This decline compares to 78.8% growth in the prior year. The decline was driven by a decrease from Organic business of $41.1 million, or 28.7%. The Organic business decrease primarily reflects a decline in Non-Core business net sales revenue due to the sale of the Personal Care business, the unfavorable comparative impacts of retailers that accelerated orders into the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 and orders that were not able to be shipped at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 due to the impact of Winter Storm Uri that were shipped in the first quarter of fiscal 2022, reduced hair appliances category sales due to lower consumer demand and shifts in consumer spending patterns, and the unfavorable impact of not being able to ship certain products on a timely basis related to damage to a third party storage facility caused by a severe weather event in March 2022. These factors were partially offset by higher prestige market personal care category sales. The Organic business decline was partially offset by growth from the acquisition of Curlsmith of $3.2 million, or 2.3%, to segment net sales revenue. Operating income was $10.3 million, or 9.8% of segment net sales revenue, compared to $26.4 million, or 18.4% of segment net sales revenue. The 8.6 percentage point decrease in segment operating margin was primarily due to unfavorable operating leverage, increased personnel expense, an increase in marketing expense, higher acquisition-related expense, higher share-based compensation expense, and the net dilutive impact of inflationary costs and related customer price increases. These factors were partially offset by lower inventory obsolescence expense, decreased annual incentive compensation expense, lower outbound freight costs, a more favorable product mix, and reduced royalty expense. Adjusted operating income decreased 38.0% to $19.8 million, or 18.9% of segment net sales revenue, compared to $31.9 million, or 22.3% of segment net sales revenue.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights - First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Compared to First Quarter Fiscal 2022

  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $49.3 million, compared to $37.4 million.

  • Accounts receivable turnover was 67.6 days, compared to 63.5 days.

  • Inventory was $613.6 million, compared to $540.1 million. Trailing twelve-month inventory turnover was 2.1 times, compared to 3.0 times.

  • Total short- and long-term debt was $1,105.6 million, compared to $511.0 million, primarily due to the acquisitions of Osprey and Curlsmith as well as investments in construction of a new distribution center.

  • Net cash used by operating activities for the first three months of the fiscal year was $38.4 million, compared to $63.4 million for the same period last year.

  • Net cash used by investing activities of $222.5 million included investments to acquire Curlsmith for $149.7 million and capital asset expenditures of $70.2 million for construction of a new distribution center for the Home & Outdoor segment.

Updated Fiscal 2023 Annual Outlook

Due to the sale of the Personal Care business, the Company is not currently expecting any material activity related to Non-Core business in fiscal 2023. Therefore, the amounts included in its updated outlook for fiscal 2023 will be shown on a consolidated basis. However, due to the fact that the fiscal 2022 results include material activity related to Non-Core business, the year-over-year growth rates on a consolidated and Core business basis will be different. Where appropriate, the information provided in the outlook will reflect growth rates on both a consolidated and Core business basis. The Company believes that Core business growth is the most relevant basis as it provides the best comparability between historical and future periods.

The Company now expects consolidated net sales revenue in the range of $2.15 billion to $2.20 billion, which implies a decline of 3.3% to 1.0%, and a Core business decline of 1.8% to growth of 0.5%.

The Company’s updated fiscal year net sales outlook reflects the following expectations by segment:

  • Home & Outdoor net sales growth of 9.0% to 11.0%; including net sales from Osprey of $180 million to $185 million;

  • Health & Wellness net sales decline of 10.0% to 8.0%; and

  • Beauty Core business net sales decline of 7.0% to 5.0%; including net sales from Curlsmith of $30 million to $35 million.

The Company now expects consolidated GAAP diluted EPS of $6.51 to $7.11 and consolidated non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS in the range of $9.85 to $10.35, which implies a decrease in consolidated adjusted diluted EPS in the range of 20.3% to 16.3%, and a decrease in Core adjusted diluted EPS in the range of 19.2% to 15.1%. This includes adjusted diluted EPS contribution from Osprey of approximately $0.40 to $0.45, and $0.15 to $0.20 from Curlsmith.

The Company’s updated consolidated net sales and EPS outlooks reflect the following assumptions:

  • the assumption that the severity of the cough/cold/flu season will be in line with pre-COVID historical averages;

  • June 2022 foreign currency exchange rates will remain constant for the remainder of the fiscal year;

  • the estimated net favorable impact to net sales of approximately $10 million and adjusted diluted EPS of approximately $0.10 related to the EPA matter;

  • estimated incremental after-tax inflationary cost pressures in the range of $60 million to $65 million, or approximately $2.50 to $2.70 of adjusted diluted EPS;

  • expected interest expense in the range of $45 million to $47 million due to the current assumption that the Federal Open Market Committee will increase interest rates by 350 basis points during calendar year 2022;

  • a reported consolidated GAAP effective tax rate range of 15.5% to 16.5% for the full fiscal year 2023 and a consolidated adjusted effective tax rate range of 12.6% to 13.6%; and

  • an estimated weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 24.2 million.

The Company now expects capital and intangible asset expenditures of $180 million to $200 million for the full fiscal year 2023 including expected expenditures of $155 million to $170 million related to the construction of a previously announced new distribution facility that is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2023.

Due to the current dynamic market conditions and unique factors effecting the comparability to the prior year base, the Company is providing additional quarterly context for its current expectation of the net sales revenue and adjusted diluted EPS outlook. With regard to quarterly cadence of the consolidated net sales outlook for the fiscal year, the Company now expects:

  • low double-digit growth in the second quarter due to the second quarter of fiscal 2022 having the largest adverse impact from the EPA matter;

  • approximately flat sales growth in the third quarter; and

  • a low double-digit sales decline in the fourth quarter due to the high base of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, which includes approximately two months of sales from the Osprey acquisition.

With regard to quarterly cadence of the consolidated adjusted diluted EPS outlook for the fiscal year, the Company now expects:

  • a mid-teen decline in the second quarter primarily due to lower adjusted operating margin and higher interest expense;

  • a low double-digit decline in the third quarter primarily due to higher interest expense and a higher adjusted effective tax rate; and

  • a mid-single digit decline in the fourth quarter primarily due to lower net sales, higher interest expense, and a higher adjusted effective tax rate.

The likelihood and potential impact of any fiscal 2023 acquisitions and divestitures, future asset impairment charges, future foreign currency fluctuations, additional interest rate increases, material long-term distribution losses and/or customer returns that may arise related to the EPA matter, or further share repurchases are unknown and cannot be reasonably estimated; therefore, they are not included in the Company’s updated outlook.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will conduct a teleconference in conjunction with today’s earnings release. The teleconference begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time today, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Institutional investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (877) 407-3982 approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call will also be webcast live on the Events & Presentations page at: http://investor.helenoftroy.com/. A telephone replay of this call will be available at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 7, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 14, 2022 and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 and entering replay pin number 13730598. A replay of the webcast will remain available on the website for one year.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company reports and discusses its operating results using financial measures consistent with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). To supplement its presentation, the Company discloses certain financial measures that may be considered non-GAAP such as Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Operating Margin, Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, Core Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, Adjusted Income, Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share ("EPS"), Core and Non-Core Adjusted Diluted EPS, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Free Cash Flow, which are presented in accompanying tables to this press release along with a reconciliation of these financial measures to their corresponding GAAP-based measures presented in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of income and cash flows. For additional information see Note 6 to the accompanying tables to this press release.

About Helen of Troy Limited

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) is a leading global consumer products company offering creative products and solutions for its customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, PUR, Hot Tools and Drybar. The Company sometimes refers to these brands as its Leadership Brands. All trademarks herein belong to Helen of Troy Limited (or its subsidiaries) and/or are used under license from their respective licensors.

For more information about Helen of Troy, please visit http://investor.helenoftroy.com

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All statements that address operating results, events, or developments that the Company expects or anticipates may occur in the future, including statements related to sales, expenses, EPS results, and statements expressing general expectations about future operating results, are forward-looking statements and are based upon its current expectations and various assumptions. The Company believes there is a reasonable basis for these expectations and assumptions, but there can be no assurance that the Company will realize these expectations or that these assumptions will prove correct. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are subject to risks that could cause them to differ materially from actual results. Accordingly, the Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release should be read in conjunction with, and are subject to and qualified by, the risks described in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended February 28, 2022, and in the Company's other filings with the SEC. Investors are urged to refer to the risk factors referred to above for a description of these risks. Such risks include, among others, the occurrence of cyber incidents or failure by the Company or its third-party service providers to maintain cybersecurity and the integrity of confidential internal or customer data, a cybersecurity breach, obsolescence or interruptions in the operation of the Company’s central global Enterprise Resource Planning systems and other peripheral information systems, the geographic concentration and peak season capacity of certain United States ("U.S.") distribution facilities which increase its risk to disruptions that could affect the Company’s ability to deliver products in a timely manner, the Company's ability to successfully manage the demand, supply, and operational challenges associated with the actual or perceived effects of COVID-19 and any similar future public health crisis, pandemic or epidemic, the Company’s ability to develop and introduce a continuing stream of innovative new products to meet changing consumer preferences, actions taken by large customers that may adversely affect the Company’s gross profit and operating results, the Company’s dependence on sales to several large customers and the risks associated with any loss of, or substantial decline in, sales to top customers, the Company’s dependence on third-party manufacturers, most of which are located in Asia, and any inability to obtain products from such manufacturers, the Company's ability to deliver products to its customers in a timely manner and according to their fulfillment standards, the risks associated with trade barriers, exchange controls, expropriations, and other risks associated with domestic and foreign operations including uncertainty and business interruptions resulting from political changes and actions in the U.S. and abroad, such as the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and volatility in the global credit and financial markets and economy, the Company's dependence on the strength of retail economies and vulnerabilities to any prolonged economic downturn, including a future downturn from the effects of COVID-19 or macroeconomic conditions such as inflation, risks associated with the use of licensed trademarks from or to third parties, risks associated with weather conditions, the duration and severity of the cold and flu season and other related factors, the Company’s reliance on its Chief Executive Officer and a limited number of other key senior officers to operate its business, expectations regarding recent acquisitions (including Curlsmith and Osprey) and any future acquisitions or divestitures, including the Company's ability to realize related synergies along with its ability to effectively integrate acquired businesses or disaggregate divested businesses, the risks of potential changes in laws and regulations, including environmental, employment and health and safety and tax laws, and the costs and complexities of compliance with such laws, the risks associated with increased focus and expectations on climate change and other environmental, social and governance matters, the risks associated with significant changes in or the Company's compliance with regulations, interpretations or product certification requirements, the risks associated with global legal developments regarding privacy and data security that could result in changes to its business practices, penalties, increased cost of operations, or otherwise harm the business, the Company's ability to continue to avoid classification as a Controlled Foreign Corporation, the risks associated with legislation enacted in Bermuda and Barbados in response to the European Union’s review of harmful tax competition, the risks associated with accounting for tax positions and the resolution of tax disputes, the risks of significant tariffs or other restrictions being placed on imports from China, Mexico or Vietnam or any retaliatory trade measures taken by China, Mexico or Vietnam, the risks associated with product recalls, product liability and other claims against the Company, and associated financial risks including but not limited to, significant impairment of the Company's goodwill, indefinite-lived and definite-lived intangible assets or other long-lived assets, increased costs of raw materials, energy and transportation, the risks to the Company's liquidity or cost of capital which may be materially adversely affected by constraints or changes in the capital and credit markets and limitations under its financing arrangements, risks associated with foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, and projections of product demand, sales and net income, which are highly subjective in nature, and from which future sales and net income could vary in a material amount. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

HELEN OF TROY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (2)
(Unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended May 31,

2022

2021

Sales revenue, net

$

508,078

100.0

%

$

541,223

100.0

%

Cost of goods sold

296,907

58.4

%

320,631

59.2

%

Gross profit

211,171

41.6

%

220,592

40.8

%

Selling, general and administrative expense ("SG&A")

177,230

34.9

%

155,751

28.8

%

Restructuring charges

2

%

6

%

Operating income

33,939

6.7

%

64,835

12.0

%

Non-operating income, net

67

%

102

%

Interest expense

4,373

0.9

%

2,995

0.6

%

Income before income tax

29,633

5.8

%

61,942

11.4

%

Income tax expense

5,038

1.0

%

4,970

0.9

%

Net income

$

24,595

4.8

%

$

56,972

10.5

%

Diluted earnings per share ("EPS")

$

1.02

$

2.31

Weighted average shares of common stock used in computing diluted EPS

24,122

24,636

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial
Measures – Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS (2) (6)
(Unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended May 31, 2022

As Reported
(GAAP)

Adjustments

Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)

Sales revenue, net

$

508,078

100.0

%

$

$

508,078

100.0

%

Cost of goods sold

296,907

58.4

%

(9,455

)

(7

)

287,452

56.6

%

Gross profit

211,171

41.6

%

9,455

220,626

43.4

%

SG&A

177,230

34.9

%

(2,189

)

(7

)

151,307

29.8

%

(2,754

)

(8

)

(4,361

)

(9

)

(16,619

)

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