Abercrombie Annual Report 2012.pdf

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
ÍANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from to
Commission file number 1-12107
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 31-1469076
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
6301 Fitch Path, New Albany, Ohio 43054
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (614) 283-6500
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $.01 Par Value New York Stock Exchange
Series A Participating Cumulative Preferred
Stock Purchase Rights
New York Stock Exchange
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities
Act. ÍYes No
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the
Act. Yes ÍNo
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file
such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. ÍYes No
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every
Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or
for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files).) ÍYes No
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and
will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference
in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. Í
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a
smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in
Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
Large accelerated filer ÍAccelerated filer Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes ÍNo
Aggregate market value of the Registrant’s Class A Common Stock (the only outstanding common equity of the Registrant)
held by non-affiliates of the Registrant (for this purpose, executive officers and directors of the Registrant are considered affiliates)
as of July 29, 2011: $6,358,940,247.
Number of shares outstanding of the Registrant’s common stock as of March 16, 2012: 84,723,859 shares of Class A Common Stock.
DOCUMENT INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE:
Portions of the Registrant’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, to be held on June 14, 2012, are
incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I
ITEM 1. BUSINESS ............................................... 1
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS ........................................... 7
ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ITEM2. PROPERTIES ............................................. 26
ITEM3. LEGALPROCEEDINGS .................................... 27
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
PART II
ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED
STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF
EQUITYSECURITIES ..................................... 31
ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS . . . . 36
FINANCIALSUMMARY ................................... 39
CURRENT TRENDS AND OUTLOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT
MARKETRISK ........................................... 58
ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA . . . . 60
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND
COMPREHENSIVEINCOME ................................ 60
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’
EQUITY ................................................. 62
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS . . . . . . . . . . . 63
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS . . . . . . 64
ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS
ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE . . . . . . . . . . . 102
ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
ITEM9B. OTHERINFORMATION .................................... 105
PART III
ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE
GOVERNANCE ........................................... 106
ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS
AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER
MATTERS................................................ 108
ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS,
AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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PART IV
ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES . . . . . . . 111
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