Lululemon Reopens 60 Percent of Stores, Reports 17 Percent Drop in Revenue in Latest Quarter

by Alex Tostado

Dover, Del. — Lululemon (Nasdaq: LULU), a provider of athletic apparel that is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, but incorporated in Delaware, has now reopened 295 of its 489 stores, or roughly 60 percent of its worldwide locations. The company reported net revenue of $652 million in its fiscal first quarter, which ended May 3, compared with $785 million during the same period a year ago, a 17 percent decline. Lululemon closed all of its stores in mainland China following the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequently shuttered its Europe and North America stores in March. The company noted that although it was forced to close all stores at some point, strong sales from its e-commerce platform helped to mitigate the decrease in revenue. Lululemon said in the filing that it would not provide financial projections for future quarters, but that it ended the first period with $823 million in cash, compared to $576 million in cash at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Lululemon’s stock price opened at $302.84 per share Friday, June 12, up from $170.89 per share a year ago.

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