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Matt Reintjes, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “YETI delivered strong growth of 17% during the second quarter, comping last year’s significant 45% growth and driving a three-year compounded annual growth rate of 22%. We believe this performance continues to demonstrate the incredible resiliency and vitality of the brand as well as the durability of demand for YETI. Nonetheless, sales were slightly below our expectations, primarily due to softer digital traffic and new customer acquisition trends after several years of strong growth.
“On the cost side, our gross margin and operating expenses continue to be impacted by elevated logistics and distribution costs. Additionally, the marginal channel shift towards wholesale and the product mix towards coolers and equipment in the period was greater than we expected and negatively impacted gross margin. We now expect this dynamic to continue throughout the balance of the year as we service the demand for coolers particularly in the wholesale channel. On a positive note, our new innovation across the portfolio has resulted in strong consumer reaction and we have begun to see signs of meaningful container cost decreases which will positively impact gross margin as we exit the year and enter Fiscal 2023.”
Mr. Reintjes continued, “As we continue to navigate this dynamic environment, we are increasingly focused on several factors that are foundational to drive near-term execution as well as to support durable, long-term growth. This includes an unwavering focus on brand expansion across our diverse multi-channel distribution points, prioritizing and sustaining investments in marketing, people and innovation, and maintaining high customer value. These areas differentiate YETI in the market and will be integral to our leadership position in the quarters ahead.”
For the Three Months Ended July 2, 2022
Sales increased 17% to $420.0 million, compared to $357.7 million during the same period last year.
*Direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) channel sales increased 14% to $224.8 million, compared to $196.9 million in the prior year quarter, led by strong performance in Drinkware. The DTC channel represented 54% of sales, compared to 55% in the prior year period.
*Wholesale channel sales increased 21% to $195.2 million, compared to $160.8 million in the same period last year, driven by Coolers & Equipment.
*Drinkware sales increased 12% to $216.1 million, compared to $192.9 million in the prior year quarter, primarily driven by the continued expansion of our Drinkware product offerings, including the introduction of new colorways and sizes, and strong demand for customization.
*Coolers & Equipment sales increased 23% to $193.4 million, compared to $157.8 million in the same period last year, driven by strong performance in bags, soft coolers and hard coolers.
Gross profit increased 5% to $219.1 million, or 52.2% of sales, compared to $209.1 million, or 58.5% of sales, in the second quarter of 2021. The 630 basis point decrease in gross margin was primarily driven by higher inbound freight, higher product costs and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency exchange rates, partially offset by price increases.
Selling, general, and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased 10% to $150.8 million, compared to $136.7 million in the second quarter of 2021. As a percentage of sales, SG&A expenses decreased 230 basis points to 35.9% from 38.2% in the prior year period, primarily driven by non-variable expense leverage on higher sales, partially offset by higher variable expenses driven by higher distribution and logistics costs.
Operating income decreased 6% to $68.3 million, or 16.3% of sales, compared to $72.4 million, or 20.2% of sales during the prior year quarter.
Net income decreased 18% to $46.3 million, or 11.0% of sales, compared to $56.2 million, or 15.7% of sales in the prior year quarter; Net income per diluted share decreased 16% to $0.53, compared to $0.63 per diluted share in the prior year quarter.
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