Designer Manufacturers (DBI) Q3 2022 Earnings Name Transcript

December 1, 2022

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Designer Manufacturers (DBI -22.57%)
Q3 2022 Earnings Name
Dec 01, 2022, 8:30 a.m. ET


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Ready Remarks:


Good morning and welcome to the Designer Manufacturers, Inc. third quarter 2022 earnings name. [Operator instructions] After as we speak’s presentation, there might be a chance to ask questions. Please be aware, this occasion is being recorded.

I’d now like to show the convention over to Jesse Miller. Please go forward.

Jesse MillerSenior Director, Investor Relations

Good morning. Earlier as we speak, the corporate issued a press launch evaluating outcomes of operations for the 13-week interval ended October 29, 2022 to the 13-week interval ended October 30, 2021. Please be aware that remarks made concerning the future expectations, plans, and prospects of the corporate represent forward-looking statements. Outcomes could differ materially attributable to numerous components listed in as we speak’s press launch and the corporate’s public filings with the SEC.

The corporate assumes no obligation to replace any forward-looking statements. Becoming a member of us as we speak are Roger Rawlins, chief govt officer; Jared Poff, chief monetary officer; and Doug Howe, president of DSW. Now, let me flip the decision over to Roger.

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Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

Good morning and thanks, everybody, for becoming a member of us as we speak. We posted one other consecutive quarter of strong outcomes and made materials progress on our brand-building journey. We ended the quarter with comparable gross sales up 3% in comparison with the third quarter of 2021, which was on prime of sturdy comp internet gross sales development final yr of 41%. We’re extremely pleased with these outcomes as we lapped a file third quarter in 2021 and invite you to assessment our earnings infographic on our investor relations website that highlights a few of these accomplishments.

Notably, we made tangible progress in opposition to our long-term plan of doubling gross sales of our owned manufacturers by 2026 whereas additionally sustaining our gross sales ranges of nationwide manufacturers as we proceed to strengthen relationships with our prime companions. As , our owned manufacturers technique will proceed to be the important thing driver of our development over the following 5 years as now we have the distinctive capacity to intimately perceive our prospects so we will design, supply, and promote the merchandise they love. We’re excited to share that within the third quarter, owned manufacturers gross sales grew 25% in comparison with the identical interval final yr. Our direct-to-consumer gross sales by our retail shops and web sites delivered a 33% enhance to final yr, and wholesale distribution additionally grew at 8%.

And what makes this much more spectacular? This development is coming at a time when the business is flooded with stock. And whereas we see this stock strain throughout the business, our capacity to self-liquidate extra product by our personal retail clearance part is the important thing differentiator of our distinctive enterprise mannequin that provides us confidence in our capacity to proceed to construct our owned manufacturers penetration and extract as a lot margin as doable alongside the best way. Doug will dive extra into our owned manufacturers technique in just some moments. As we have been remodeling right into a model builder, we have been making strategic investments in expertise and expertise.

To that finish, over the past two years, now we have created new positions and groups inside Designer Manufacturers, together with a chief provide chain and sourcing workplace, brand-level management, and worldwide sourcing teams in new elements of the world. Moreover, we simply introduced final week the appointment of two new board members: Wealthy Paul, CEO and founding father of Klutch Sports activities Group, the powerhouse company representing a number of the largest athletes throughout main skilled sports activities; and Tami Fersko, chief operations and provide chain supervisor of Centric Manufacturers, a number one international way of life model collective, who brings sturdy management on this house, together with previous govt roles at sourcing and branding leaders Li & Fung and The Jones Group. Each Wealthy and Tami carry intensive brand-building experience and information of the footwear business, and we look ahead to their enter on our technique. As we have been calling out because the introduction of our preliminary fiscal 2022 steering, the third quarter was deliberate to be the quarter wherein our strategic efforts to carry again our clearance shopper had been anticipated to be working on all cylinders.

And I am joyful to report we had been wildly profitable. Our clearance gross sales had been up 28% in comparison with the third quarter of 2021. We had been happy to see this vital a part of our enterprise mannequin return to full power, particularly at a time when the business faces massive stock challenges and extra shoppers want to in the reduction of on discretionary spending. Given the fabric success now we have had in rising our personal manufacturers and given the structural modifications now we have made in our general retail enterprise, now we have seen our gross margin charges materially and considerably enhance from legacy ranges.

And whereas we’ll at all times be topic to the impacts of macro circumstances and client sentiment, these structural modifications ought to hold our margin profile constantly above legacy ranges we delivered in 2019 and prior. Within the third quarter particularly, we noticed a few of these pressures take maintain. First, most of the largest footwear business gamers, particularly athletic manufacturers, are massively over-inventoried and have grow to be very aggressive in their very own DTC companies, together with actual kinds we supply in our retail assortments. We famous final quarter that this was an space of potential danger as the results of opponents reducing worth impacts the complete business.

Moreover, as you have heard many different manufacturers and big-box retailers focus on, we noticed a drop in discretionary demand beginning within the final two weeks of October. This drop got here on very all of a sudden and seems to be widespread and persevering with throughout a lot of the patron market. With these impacts, we’re returning again to a variety inside our unique 2022 EPS steering. Our revised steering nonetheless consists of mid-single-digit retail comp gross sales development and full yr adjusted EPS within the vary of $1.75 to $1.80.

This nonetheless places our EPS considerably above 2019 given our structurally improved gross margin profile. Jared will go into extra element round a number of the numbers and efforts we’re implementing throughout the enterprise to reduce the affect of this uncertainty as a lot as doable. In closing, I need to take this chance to thank our associates for remaining nimble and persevering with to assist Designer Manufacturers. I will now flip it over to Doug Howe, president of DSW.


Doug HowePresident, DSW

Thanks, Roger, and good morning, everybody. I need to discuss first concerning the extremely thrilling developments and milestones we achieved on this third quarter. Our journey as a model builder is constant at an thrilling clip, and we proceed to ship in opposition to our long-term technique of doubling owned manufacturers internet gross sales by 2026 and sustaining nationwide manufacturers. Designer Manufacturers’ strategic differentiator is the distinctive synergies between the manufacturers we construct and our best-in-class retail infrastructure.

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Now we have a singular capacity to attach with our prospects and determine their wants and current them with the widest assortment of manufacturers they love throughout a extremely developed and in-place omni infrastructure. Within the quarter, our owned manufacturers represented 27% of DBI income, in comparison with 22% within the third quarter of final yr. This places us properly on our solution to our objective of constructing our owned manufacturers roughly one-third of our complete income by 2026. That could be a big accomplishment on our path to elevating DBI’s standing as a model builder.

I need to particularly spotlight two of those owned manufacturers and a few thrilling progress that was made within the quarter. We’re very enthusiastic concerning the momentum we’re seeing with Crown Classic, a model that’s vintage-inspired at its core and free-spirited in its soul, with sneakers and equipment that invite prospects to embrace their individuality. Within the quarter, we launched a collaboration partnership with Emma Roberts for our Crown Classic model, which included a sturdy advertising marketing campaign throughout nationwide and social media channels. This marketing campaign obtained over 6 billion press impressions and 120 million social media impressions and was the strongest social movie star content material now we have ever had.

You may see a number of the lovely marketing campaign imagery on our Q3 ’22 infographic. As a part of this launch, we hosted pop-up outlets in each Los Angeles and Nashville that generated over 1 billion impressions, together with 25 million natural social media impressions. Crown Classic searches on Google have been up considerably, with index scores trending up over final yr in the identical interval by 43%, indicating the patron curiosity we’re producing past DSW channels. Moreover, as we transfer by the autumn and winter, we’re proud that Crown Classic was the No.

1 demanded model in ladies’s boots at DSW throughout Septober and may sit comfortably within the neighborhood with different model companions corresponding to UGG, Fortunate Model, and Vince Camuto. Equally, Kelly & Katie met some unimaginable milestones prior to now few months. Within the third quarter, Kelly & Katie grew within the triple digits because it continues to resonate with our prospects and, in actual fact, was one in all our prime three manufacturers offered at DSW, with two kinds within the prime 10 kinds at DSW for the third quarter. We’re excited concerning the progress we’re making in our owned manufacturers portfolio and look ahead to persevering with our brand-building journey with the official launch of our first athleisure model, Le Tigre.

You may count on extra thrilling upcoming bulletins within the close to future. We proceed to carry true to our objective of getting the very best assortment obtainable each in shops and on-line, which is permitting us to draw a broader buyer base. Particularly, because it pertains to clearance, now we have reactivated 2 million customers who had not shopped with us because the pandemic attributable to our lack of clearance product. At DBI, now we have a long-standing historical past of wealthy buyer information.

We all know learn how to greatest leverage that information to design and market to our prospects in efficient methods to satisfy them with the merchandise they demand and the best way they need to interact. Our Warehouse Reimagined retailer in Houston is one other instance of how we’re assembly our prospects’ wants throughout the board. Now we have obtained overwhelmingly optimistic suggestions from prospects relative to how mild and brilliant the shop feels, with prospects describing the shop as heat and welcoming with a greater procuring expertise. Our Warehouse Reimagined retailer permits for elevated capability and smaller sq. footage, which has resulted in a double-digit gross sales productiveness enhance.

The expanded children part has additionally elevated buyer engagement. Additionally, model new to our procuring expertise, now we have listened to our buyer and have launched Scan & Go self-checkout at this location. Clients have responded, and now we have seen practically a 3rd of transactions run by these kiosks. Intimately realizing our buyer and commonly talking with them is such a vitally essential device for us as we repeatedly evolve our manufacturers and our procuring expertise and is a large aggressive benefit for all elements of Designer Manufacturers enterprise.

Turning to the seasonal focus within the third quarter, we talked about on our final earnings name our elevated consideration to again to highschool through the third quarter as we lean into this latest season for DBI, which we solely began capitalizing on in earnest in 2021. Total demand elevated 4% on prime of a 2% enhance final yr in comparison with 2019. And we had been particularly happy with our youngsters enterprise that delivered a 2% enhance in gross sales on prime of a 40% enhance final yr in comparison with 2019. Let me flip to Septober, which, as you all know, is an extremely essential season for us.

Our owned manufacturers carried out exceptionally properly throughout this time interval. In our ladies’s boots class, 5 of the highest 10 manufacturers offered had been owned manufacturers, with Crown Classic holding the spot because the No. 1 demanded model throughout Septober, as was talked about earlier. Moreover, these 5 ladies’s boots manufacturers posted 28% development in comparison with the identical interval final yr.

We did see some unplanned softness in the remainder of our assortment as temperatures had been a lot hotter than regular throughout many of the Septober interval. Moreover, as Roger referenced, we noticed a sudden drop-off in client site visitors and demand that many of the client discretionary markets noticed beginning within the again half of October. If we glance to historic construct for the steadiness of the yr and apply that pattern to the place we ended October, we really feel there’s strain to the unique plan for This autumn. This, coupled with a continued massively aggressive promotional posture of the branded athletic enterprise proper now, is what’s giving us cause to be cautious and convey down balance-of-year expectations.

Earlier than I go it over to Jared, I need to thank the crew for his or her onerous work all through the quarter. I used to be actually impressed with how the crew stepped up time and time once more to learn, react, and adapt as essential. With that, I will go it over to Jared. Jared.

Jared PoffGovernment Vice President, Chief Monetary Officer

Thanks, Doug, and good morning, everybody. Please be aware that the monetary outcomes that we’ll reference through the the rest of as we speak’s name exclude sure changes recorded underneath GAAP except specified in any other case. For a whole reconciliation of GAAP to adjusted earnings, please reference our press launch. I need to echo Roger and Doug’s feedback across the delight now we have in our third quarter outcomes.

We delivered on our strategic targets of owned manufacturers development and the reestablishment of our critically essential clearance enterprise and buyer whereas additionally seeing the fruits of our modified and diversified enterprise mannequin come to bear. We put up numbers that demonstrated the facility of this developed Designer Manufacturers, and I could not be prouder of what the groups continued to perform. Let’s first assessment our outcomes. For the third quarter, gross sales elevated 1.4% to $865 million in comparison with the identical quarter 2021.

For the third quarter, complete comps had been up 3% on prime of a robust 40.8% comp final yr. Inside this development, we noticed optimistic gross sales throughout all of our segments. U.S. retail comps for the third quarter had been up 1.1%, in comparison with up 43.9% within the prior yr. comps had been up 27%, in comparison with a acquire of fifty.4% within the prior yr. And Canada continues to see sturdy development and posted comps of 18.8% for the quarter on prime of 15.2% in the identical quarter of 2021. Gross revenue for the quarter was $285.8 million. As deliberate and as beforehand communicated, our consolidated gross revenue charge for the quarter decreased to final yr as we strategically and deliberately reestablished our clearance enterprise and received again that lapsed clearance shopper whereas coming in meaningfully above 2019 given the structural modifications we have made in our enterprise.

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Our gross revenue charge for the quarter got here in at 33%, 370 foundation factors above 2019’s charge of 29.3%. Within the third quarter, consolidated adjusted SG&A was $221 million. Given our gross sales enhance and the expense mitigation techniques we carried out as quickly as we noticed a number of the macro pressures floor, we had been capable of maintain our adjusted SG&A ratio comparatively in keeping with final yr at 25.5% of gross sales within the third quarter, in comparison with 25.1% of gross sales final yr. Adjusted working revenue within the third quarter was $67.1 million and seven.8% of gross sales, 340 foundation factors above 2019’s working revenue charge.

We had $4.8 million of internet curiosity expense through the third quarter, in comparison with $7.7 million within the prior yr. Our efficient tax charge on adjusted outcomes was 25.9% within the third quarter. Third quarter adjusted internet revenue was $46.1 million or $0.67 per diluted share. Turning to our stock, we ended the third quarter with inventories of $681.8 million, in comparison with $602.1 million final yr.

As deliberate and as beforehand communicated, we proceed to say no in our stock comp versus final yr and count on for this to proceed as we spherical out the yr. Stock ranges had been elevated on the finish of the second quarter, and we flagged they’d be coming down all year long. Accordingly, we ended the quarter with retail inventories up 14% on a sq. footage foundation in comparison with the third quarter of 2021, materially down from up 33% on the finish of the second quarter. We count on to finish the yr a lot nearer to final yr’s stock ranges.

In contrast to different massive manufacturers who’ve needed to flip to liquidators as a part of their resolution to slow-moving stock, now we have a self-liquidating machine by our DSW clearance enterprise that permits us to carry out higher than others when needing to clear by stock. As a model builder, it is a large differentiator to our mannequin and is why we would have liked to reestablish our clearance enterprise, which we did. Importantly, as we transfer into the fourth quarter, our liquidity place stays sturdy. Throughout the quarter, we repurchased 1.3 million shares.

Repurchases yr thus far by Q3 had been 10.7 million, which is equal to roughly 15% of our 73 million shares excellent initially of the yr. We ended the quarter with $62.5 million of money and our complete liquidity, which incorporates money and availability underneath our revolver, was $193.4 million. We had $130.9 million obtainable to attract on our revolving credit score facility. As well as, we’re happy to share that we obtained a $120 million of the $160 million CARES Act tax refund attributable to us from the IRS in November, which was instantly used to pay down debt.

And we ended November with properly over $300 million of complete liquidity. We proceed to await the receipt of the remaining $40 million, which we count on as quickly as the usual audits of the relevant prior tax years conclude. As talked about, we couldn’t be extra happy with the success we have had with our strategic initiatives. Nevertheless, macro pressures, together with a constrained client and an extra of stock within the business, resulted in a drop in demand within the final two weeks of October.

We count on comparable dynamics to persist; and due to this fact, we really feel it’s prudent to revise our full yr steering. Given the difficult macroenvironment, we proceed to carefully handle our enterprise and our prices in a strategic and efficient method. We’re reducing investments the place prudent within the close to time period to raised assess the longevity of this macro strain but additionally need to stay cognizant of the vital development we need to proceed in our owned manufacturers enterprise and retaining our prime expertise on this hypercompetitive labor market. With all of this as a backdrop, we’re revising our full yr steering as follows.

Retail comp gross sales development continues to be anticipated to come back in within the mid-single digits however is now projected on the decrease finish of that vary. Non-DBI wholesale development is anticipated to be 20% to 30% over final yr and adjusted EPS is now anticipated to be $1.75 to $1.80 for the total yr, truly squarely in keeping with our preliminary 2022 steering of $1.75 to $1.85 we issued initially of the yr. We proceed to be very pleased with the structural modifications now we have made in our enterprise that enable us to raised carry out even when these macro pressures come up. As a comparability, 2019 noticed gross sales truly a bit increased for complete DBI than what this revised steering would indicate, however adjusted EPS in 2019 was solely $1.47.

With the significant development in our owned model gross sales; the expansion in athletic and prime 50 nationwide manufacturers, which require much less discounting; and our digitally centered and focused method to advertising at our retail enterprise, changing the broad-based unsolicited mail reductions of the previous, we proceed to see sustained leverage in our gross revenue charge versus 2019. And this sustained margin profile change, together with our extra strategically diversified income or revenue streams throughout extra significant enterprise segments, retains me enthusiastic about what this implies for Designer Manufacturers as we transfer previous these macro points and proceed to make significant progress towards our long-term strategic plans. As we navigate this difficult surroundings, we’ll proceed to lean on our strategic pillars, being adaptable, nimble, and using our DTC infrastructure to maneuver stock and develop owned manufacturers. With that, we’ll open the decision for questions.


Questions & Solutions:


Thanks. We are going to now start the question-and-answer session. [Operator instructions] Our first query comes from Jay Sole from UBS. Please go forward.

Jay SoleUBS — Analyst

Nice. Thanks a lot. Roger, if you happen to may simply discuss concerning the change that you have seen within the aggressive surroundings client habits into the fourth quarter, perhaps simply inform us a bit of bit extra about kind of just like the gross margin change in 4Q that is resulting in the change within the steering for the total yr and kind of, , what you count on within the fourth quarter relative to 3rd. Do you assume the fourth quarter might be a bit of bit extra aggressive than what you have seen to date or do you see they’re about the identical or do you see perhaps getting a bit of bit higher? Thanks a lot.

Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

Thanks, Jay. You recognize, I feel there are two main macro developments that we have skilled all through Q3 that we’re clearly — I feel with our steering exhibiting that that is our expectation that these developments will proceed into This autumn. And that’s while you take a look at how the patron is responding, they’re in search of worth. And clearly, inflation has been a giant driver of that.

And Doug can discuss to this, however our DSW clearance enterprise, which was deliberate to be up in a fabric method, it posted a 28% comp. The client is voting that they need worth handed. So, , that is primary. After which the second is simply the quantity of extra stock that we see, once more, what’s out available in the market and the quantity of things being offered into the secondary items market.

And clearly, , we play there and attempt to promote issues to a few of these folks. And while you see what provides are being given on product you might have, , it is clear there’s extra stock. And, , I am quoting — I am not quoting directionally from the issues that we get while you take a look at, , the three huge athletic gamers, the Swoosh of us up 60 — over 60%, Skechers up over 40, Adidas up over 50 in stock. These items are being pumped into the market.

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And with their direct-to-consumer place, that places strain on that athletic class, specifically. So, these are the 2 huge issues that now we have seen occur. And we do not see that slowing down as we undergo This autumn.

Jay SoleUBS — Analyst

Acquired it. After which perhaps if you happen to can simply discuss this, the slowdown that, , occurred within the second half of October and the primary half of November. You recognize, there’s some dialogue if it was climate associated, perhaps the election was distracting to folks, maybe the compares had been fairly robust from final yr due to the pull ahead that occurred due to provide chain points and of the omicron. You recognize, do you assume that that is been — that is actually the explanation that we have seen a slowdown, or is it extra the patron is weakening due to inflation? I imply, the place do you stand on that?

Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

I feel — , we do not actually enable our crew to speak about climate. However everytime you take a look at how our enterprise carried out and our sandal enterprise was actually sturdy in Q3, boots achieved our targets, nevertheless it was nonetheless a adverse comp for the quarter. So, , our sandal enterprise was actually good. So, there was some climate.

However on the finish of the day, it comes again to these two issues I discussed. The client is clearly voting. They’re in search of worth, and we’re seeing it in how they’re — what they’re shopping for from us. After which the second piece is there’s simply a variety of stock that is out available in the market that’s, , frankly, aggressive as a result of these manufacturers are competing with us by their DTC channels.

Jay SoleUBS — Analyst

Acquired it. OK. Thanks a lot.

Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

Yup. You are welcome. Thanks.


[Operator instructions] Our subsequent query comes from Gabby Carbone from Deutsche Financial institution. Please go forward.

Gabriella CarboneDeutsche Financial institution — Analyst

Hello. Good morning. Thanks for taking my query. So, simply need to circle again to that clearance buyer once more that is coming again into your shops.

Simply curious if you will get into how that is impacting site visitors and models per transaction. Thanks.

Doug HowePresident, DSW

Yeah. Hey, Gabby, that is Doug. Once more, , we had talked about the truth that this is a chance for us, clearly, as regards to regaining that clearance buyer again. And as we stated within the transcript, 28 — we had a 28% enhance in clearance gross sales within the quarter.

So, once more, that is truly a mannequin that, , we will lean into. We undoubtedly noticed that accelerating as we moved all through the quarter. So, to Roger’s level, , prospects are undoubtedly migrating extra towards worth. So, there’s favorability, clearly, , in our mannequin as regards to the clearance buyer.

After which the opposite factor that may be a key differentiator is, — which I could not be extra pleased with, is the outcomes that now we have with our owned manufacturers. So, clearly, these connote important worth, and people, , generated 22% of our general quantity at DSW within the quarter and it was over a 30% enhance. So, , these two components, we imagine, are going to be differentiators for us as we transfer ahead as a result of, once more, the client is clearly specializing in worth.

Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

Gabby, I feel — that is Roger, and I feel even to Jay’s query, if you concentrate on what it’s we do and the way we reply to this. As Doug stated, the massive factor for us is lean into that clearance prop. So, realizing that our buyer involves us, that kind of is rooted in who we’re from day one, I feel it is another alternative for us to pivot assortment and our considering and leverage that as a solution to, , compete and develop share. After which, , clearly, leveraging all of our owned manufacturers that — particularly those which might be unique to DSW, is a solution to proceed to go worth to the client.

And, , to Doug’s level within the script the place, , we’re speaking about our owned manufacturers rising at 25% yr over yr. I imply, that is simply outstanding. And that is been our sport plan for the final three years, and it is persevering with to work. However the aggressive panorama is totally different, and that we will hold leaning into these issues that we have been doing now for the final three years.

Gabriella CarboneDeutsche Financial institution — Analyst

Acquired it. I simply have a fast follow-up. I used to be questioning if you happen to can focus on the way you’re planning perhaps your model portfolio exterior of DSW over the following couple of quarters as we’re persevering with to see, , retailers plan stock fairly conservatively for subsequent yr.

Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

Yeah. I imply, I do not need to get into the forward-facing view till we provide you with some steering for subsequent yr. However yeah, I imply, we — what we do know is that if you happen to’re extra conservative in your stock plan, you at all times have the power to chase upside. And proper now, we’re coping with the ache of the business being over-inventoried, and we won’t let that occur.

And I feel now we have a historical past and custom of, , managing our inventories in a fairly tight method. And that is our method as we transfer ahead, is we might be far more conservative, I’d say, in how we’re approaching our stock positions, particularly as we take a look at what we will promote exterior of our core DSW enterprise and shoe firm companies.

Gabriella CarboneDeutsche Financial institution — Analyst

Acquired it. OK. Nicely, thanks very a lot for that shade.

Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

Yup. Thanks, Gabby.


This concludes our question-and-answer session. I want to flip the convention again over to Roger Rawlins for any closing remarks.

Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

Thanks, everyone, for listening. And I do know now we have a variety of associates, and I simply need to recap. If you concentrate on the massive stuff you achieved this quarter of rising your prime line by 3%, and that is on prime of, bear in mind, final yr, we grew our enterprise by 41%. So, there’s not a variety of of us I see on the market in our house that had these sort of outcomes for the third quarter.

You grew our owned manufacturers, which means the issues that we personal and management, by 25% and penetrated at 27%, versus 22% final yr. Exceptional. You then add into that our direct-to-consumer channels that grew by 33%. Our gross margin charge up 370 bps to the place we had been in 2019.

After which simply the wonderful progress that Mary Jo and Nancy and the entire crew up in Canada have demonstrated rising 19% and grabbing big market share. The methods we have put in place over the past 4 or 5 years are working. And simply hold doing what you are doing, and I can not thanks sufficient and hope everyone has a incredible vacation. Speak to you quickly.



[Operator signoff]

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Name contributors:

Jesse MillerSenior Director, Investor Relations

Roger RawlinsChief Government Officer

Doug HowePresident, DSW

Jared PoffGovernment Vice President, Chief Monetary Officer

Jay SoleUBS — Analyst

Gabriella CarboneDeutsche Financial institution — Analyst

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