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VF reports fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2020 results

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VF Corporation reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended 28th March, 2020.

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Fourth quarter fiscal 2020 income statement review showed that the revenue decreased 11 percent (down 10 percent in constant dollars) to $2.1 billion driven by lower consumer demand as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions and regulations.

Gross margin decreased 150 basis points to 53.1 percent, primarily driven by elevated promotional activity to clear excess inventory, partially offset by favorable mix shift toward higher margin businesses. On an adjusted basis, gross margin decreased 100 basis points to 53.9 percent.

Operating loss on a reported basis was $(257) million. On an adjusted basis, operating income decreased 51 percent to $87 million. Operating margin on a reported basis decreased to (12.2) percent. Adjusted operating margin decreased 350 basis points to 4.1 percent. Earnings (loss) per share was $(1.22) on a reported basis. On an adjusted basis, earnings per share decreased 70 percent (down 69 percent in constant dollars) to $0.10.

As for the full year fiscal 2020 income statement review, it showed that the revenue increased 2 percent (up 4 percent in constant dollars) to $10.5 billion. Excluding the impact of acquisitions and divestitures and on an adjusted basis, revenue increased 3 percent (up 4 percent in constant dollars), driven by VF’s two largest brands, and our International and Direct-to-Consumer platforms. Gross margin increased 70 basis points to 55.3 percent, including favorable mix shift toward higher margin businesses.

On an adjusted basis, gross margin increased 70 basis points to 55.5 percent. Operating income on a reported basis was $928 million. On an adjusted basis, operating income increased 4 percent (up 6 percent in constant dollars) to $1.345 billion.

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Operating margin on a reported basis decreased 280 basis points to 8.8 percent. Adjusted operating margin increased 30 basis points to 12.8% percent. Earnings per share was $1.57 on a reported basis. On an adjusted basis, earnings per share increased 5 percent (up 7 percent in constant dollars) to $2.68.

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