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Skechers reports record £1.55 billion in Q2 sales

Tom Shearsmith
27 July 2022

Global footwear business Skechers has today announced financial results for the second quarter period ending 30 June 2022, reporting record sales of £1.55 billion ($1.87 billion).

Second quarter sales increased 12.4% as a result of a 15.4% increase in domestic sales and a 10.0% increase in international sales, primarily driven by strength in wholesale sales.

All segments saw growth, with wholesale increasing 18.3% ($176.1 million) and direct-to-consumer (DTC) increasing 4.3%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 16.4%.

DTC sales saw a growth of $29.8 million, led by increases in AMER of 3.7%, EMEA of 13.5%, and APAC of 2.7%. Direct-to-Consumer average selling price increased 5.3% and volume was "essentially flat".

Gross margin was 48.1%, a decrease of 330 basis points, primarily driven by higher per unit freight costs partially offset by average selling price increases.

Operating expenses increased $91.0 million, or 14.0%, and as a percentage of sales, increased 50 basis points to 39.8% from 39.3% in the prior year. Selling expenses increased $25.1 million, or 17.8%, due to higher global demand creation expenditures.

Year-to-date sales increased 19.1% reflecting a 21.4% increase in domestic sales and a 17.3% increase in international sales with the largest contribution derived from wholesale sales. Both segments experienced increases, with wholesale increasing 25.4% and DTC increasing 9.0%.

David Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer of Skechers, said: “Skechers achieved a new quarterly sales record of $1.87 billion, a significant accomplishment especially given the macroeconomic headwinds, supply chain issues and COVID-related restrictions in China during the period.

“The growth was the result of increases in sales of 15% in our domestic and 10% in our international businesses. Growth was driven by sales increases of 21% in the Americas and 8% in EMEA. In APAC, where sales were flat due to COVID-related restrictions in China, we saw strong growth in most other markets, particularly in India, South Korea and Malaysia. While we remain cautious given the challenges across the globe, we believe our comfort technology footwear, impactful marketing and the strength of our brand will drive continued sales growth in the back half of the year.”

Robert Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Skechers, added: “2022 is shaping up to be another remarkable year for Skechers with two consecutive record sales quarters, the result of our talented team’s passion, determination and execution to evolve our product offering, inform the world of our exceptional comfort technologies, and effectively navigate the supply chain constraints.

“This, our 30th year in business, is our strongest year yet from a sales, marketing and product perspective. We are in a unique position as a brand that delivers on comfort technology, style, innovation and quality with a global reach that includes 4,355 Skechers stores. As a company, we are determined to outdo ourselves and reach further heights as we strive to meet our customers’ needs.”

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