As expected VF Corp withdrew their Full Year Fiscal 2020 Outlook, and we expect many other boardsports companies to do the same. But on the positive side they have strengthened their cash position and funded their expected working capital requirements through the first half of fiscal 2021. This is good news to read that one of our leading companies is already positioning itself to work its way through the crisis.
Press Release: As a result of the current unprecedented period of uncertainty, including the unknown duration and overall impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) today announced additional actions to preserve financial liquidity and flexibility in order to successfully manage its business operations.
Drawdown of Revolving Credit Facility
As previously disclosed, VF maintains a $2.25 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility that expires in December 2023. In an abundance of caution and as a proactive, precautionary measure, VF elected to draw down $1 billion from its revolving credit facility. The draw down strengthens VF’s cash position and effectively funds the company’s expected working capital requirements through the first half of fiscal 2021. After the draw down, VF expects to have approximately $1.5 billion of cash on hand and approximately $1 billion remaining under the revolving credit facility.
VF also retains access to a commercial paper program which allows for borrowings up to $2.25 billion for short-term, seasonal working capital requirements and general corporate purposes.
Full Year Fiscal 2020 Earnings Outlook Update
As a result of the disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, VF is withdrawing its adjusted fiscal 2020 outlook provided on January 23, 2020 and is not providing an updated outlook at this time. More information will be provided during the company’s fourth quarter fiscal 2020 conference call in May 2020.