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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Form 10-Q
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended February 25, 2024
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number: 001-06631
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LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware  94-0905160
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1155 Battery Street, San Francisco, California 94111
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(415) 501-6000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
None
(Former Name, Former Address and Former Fiscal Year, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareLEVINew York Stock Exchange
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.   Yes  þ  No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  þ    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definition of "Large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer þ
Accelerated filer ¨
Emerging growth company
Non-accelerated filer ¨
Smaller reporting company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨ 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).    Yes  ¨    No  þ
As of March 27, 2024, the registrant had 103,348,841 shares of Class A common stock, $0.001 par value per share and 294,680,391 shares of Class B common stock, $0.001 par value per share, outstanding.


LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
 
  Page
Number
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 5.
Item 6.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
Investors and others should note that we announce material financial information to our investors using our corporate website, press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts. We also use these channels and social media channels as a means of disclosing information about our company, products, planned financial and other announcements, attendance at upcoming investor and industry conferences and other matters, as well as for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Our corporate website and social media channels can be found at:
our Investor Relations page (http://investors.levistrauss.com);
our Twitter account (https://twitter.com/LeviStraussCo);
our company blog (https://www.levistrauss.com/unzipped-blog/);
our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/levistraussco/);
our LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/levi-strauss-&-co-);
our Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/levistraussco/); and
our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/levistraussvideo).
The information we post through these channels may be deemed material. Accordingly, investors should monitor these channels in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts. This list may be updated from time to time. The information we post through these channels is not a part of this Quarterly Report.



PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
February 25,
2024
November 26,
2023
 (Dollars in millions)
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$516.7 $398.8 
Trade receivables, net661.6 752.7 
Inventories1,150.4 1,290.1 
Other current assets196.1 196.0 
Total current assets2,524.8 2,637.6 
Property, plant and equipment, net673.8 680.7 
Goodwill296.1 303.7 
Other intangible assets, net266.2 267.6 
Deferred tax assets, net761.7 729.5 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net1,021.5 1,033.9 
Other non-current assets417.4 400.6 
Total assets$5,961.5 $6,053.6 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable497.6 567.9 
Accrued salaries, wages and employee benefits180.9 214.9 
Accrued sales returns and allowances172.5 189.8 
Short-term operating lease liabilities245.6 245.5 
Other accrued liabilities673.8 569.4 
Total current liabilities1,770.4 1,787.5 
Long-term debt1,006.0 1,009.4 
Long-term operating lease liabilities897.8 913.1 
Long-term employee related benefits and other liabilities311.2 297.2 
Total liabilities3,985.4 4,007.2 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ Equity:
Common stock — $0.001 par value; 1,200,000,000 Class A shares authorized, 102,412,794 shares and 102,104,670 shares issued and outstanding as of February 25, 2024 and November 26, 2023, respectively; and 422,000,000 Class B shares authorized, 295,616,438 shares and 295,243,353 shares issued and outstanding, as of February 25, 2024 and November 26, 2023, respectively
0.4 0.4 
Additional paid-in capital692.3 686.7 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(383.3)(390.9)
Retained earnings1,666.7 1,750.2 
Total stockholders’ equity1,976.1 2,046.4 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$5,961.5 $6,053.6 




The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Net revenues$1,557.6 $1,688.9 
Cost of goods sold651.1 746.6 
Gross profit906.5 942.3 
Selling, general and administrative expenses790.7 773.5 
Restructuring charges, net116.2 11.4 
Operating (loss) income
(0.4)157.4 
Interest expense(10.0)(10.7)
Other expense, net
(2.3)(7.5)
(Loss) income before income taxes
(12.7)139.2 
Income tax (benefit) expense
(2.1)24.5 
Net (loss) income
$(10.6)$114.7 
(Loss) earnings per common share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic$(0.03)$0.29 
Diluted$(0.03)$0.29 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic398,941,172 395,956,182 
Diluted398,941,172 400,360,529 

























The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
 
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
(Dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)
Net (loss) income
$(10.6)$114.7 
Other comprehensive income (loss), before related income taxes:
Pension and postretirement benefits
2.0 2.3 
Derivative instruments
13.8 (24.8)
Foreign currency translation (losses) gains
(6.3)28.1 
Unrealized gains on marketable securities
 0.7 
Total other comprehensive income, before related income taxes
9.5 6.3 
Income tax expense related to items of other comprehensive income (loss)
(1.9)(3.1)
Comprehensive (loss) income, net of taxes
$(3.0)$117.9 




































The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Three Months Ended February 25, 2024
Class A
& Class B
Common
Stock
(In Shares)
Class A
& Class B
Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-In Capital
Retained
Earnings
Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Loss
Total
Stockholders’ Equity
(Shares & Dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)
Balance at November 26, 2023
397.3 $0.4 $686.7 $1,750.2 $(390.9)$2,046.4 
Net loss
— — — (10.6)— (10.6)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
— — — — 7.6 7.6 
Stock-based compensation and dividends, net2.1 — 18.6 — — 18.6 
Employee stock purchase plan0.1 — 2.3 — — 2.3 
Repurchase of common stock(1.5)— — (25.0)— (25.0)
Tax withholdings on equity awards— — (15.3)— — (15.3)
Cash dividends declared ($0.12 per share)
— — — (47.9)— (47.9)
Balance at February 25, 2024
398.0 $0.4 $692.3 $1,666.7 $(383.3)$1,976.1 

Three Months Ended February 26, 2023
Class A
& Class B
Common
Stock
(In Shares)
Class A
& Class B
Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-In Capital
Retained
Earnings
Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Loss
Total
Stockholders’ Equity
(Shares & Dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)
Balance at November 27, 2022
393.7 $0.4 $625.6 $1,699.4 $(421.7)$1,903.7 
Net Income— — — 114.7 — 114.7 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
— — — — 3.2 3.2 
Stock-based compensation and dividends, net3.0 — 17.6 — — 17.6 
Employee stock purchase plan0.2 — 2.6 — — 2.6 
Repurchase of common stock(0.5)— — (8.1)— (8.1)
Tax withholdings on equity awards— — (18.6)— — (18.6)
Cash dividends declared ($0.12 per share)
— — — (47.6)— (47.6)
Balance at February 26, 2023
396.4 $0.4 $627.2 $1,758.4 $(418.5)$1,967.5 









The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
(Dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net (loss) income
$(10.6)$114.7 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization44.6 39.6 
Goodwill impairment
5.5  
Property, plant, equipment impairment, and early lease terminations, net
 14.9 
Stock-based compensation18.7 17.6 
Deferred income taxes
(32.7)(7.9)
Other, net3.4 (2.8)
Net change in operating assets and liabilities257.1 (336.9)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities
286.0 (160.8)
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(71.6)(110.9)
Proceeds on settlement of forward foreign exchange contracts not designated for hedge accounting, net
0.8 21.0 
Proceeds from sale, maturity and collection of short-term investments 70.8 
Other investing, net(0.9) 
Net cash used for investing activities(71.7)(19.1)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from senior revolving credit facility 150.0 
Repurchase of common stock(25.0)(8.1)
Tax withholdings on equity awards(15.3)(18.6)
Dividends to stockholders(47.9)(47.6)
Other financing activities, net(6.3)2.1 
Net cash (used for) provided by financing activities
(94.5)77.8 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash(1.9)(5.7)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash
117.9 (107.8)
Beginning cash and cash equivalents
398.8 429.6 
Ending cash and cash equivalents
$516.7 $321.8 
Noncash Investing Activity:
Property, plant and equipment acquired and not yet paid at end of period$26.3 $39.3 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid for income taxes during the period, net of refunds17.4 1.7 





The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 1: SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Nature of Operations
Levi Strauss & Co. (the “Company”) is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies. The Company designs, markets and sells – directly or through third parties and licensees – products that include jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, dresses, jackets, activewear, footwear and related accessories for men, women and children around the world under the Levi’s®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, Denizen®, Dockers® and Beyond Yoga® brands.
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
The interim consolidated financial statements of the Company and its wholly-owned and majority-owned foreign and domestic subsidiaries, including the notes, have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) applicable to interim period financial statements and do not include all of the information and disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the financial position and the results of operations for the periods presented have been included. The unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ended November 26, 2023, included in the Company’s 2023 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
The unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated. The results of operations for the three months ended February 25, 2024 may not be indicative of the results to be expected for any other interim period or the year ending December 1, 2024.
The Company’s fiscal year ends on the Sunday that is closest to November 30 of that year, although the fiscal years of certain foreign subsidiaries end on November 30. Each quarter of both fiscal years 2024 and 2023 consists of 13 weeks, with the exception of the fourth quarter of 2024, which will consist of 14 weeks. All references to years and quarters relate to fiscal years and quarters rather than calendar years and quarters.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and the related notes to the consolidated financial statements. Estimates are based upon historical factors, current circumstances and the experience and judgment of the Company’s management. Management evaluates its estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis and may employ outside experts to assist in its evaluations. Changes in such estimates, based on more accurate future information, or different assumptions or conditions, may affect amounts reported in future periods.
Long-Lived Assets
The Company reviews its long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of an asset may be impaired. Impairment losses are measured and recorded for the excess of carrying value over its fair value, estimated based on expected future cash flows and other quantitative and qualitative factors. Property, plant and equipment, net includes accumulated depreciation of $1.3 billion and $1.3 billion as of February 25, 2024 and November 26, 2023, respectively.
In the first quarter of 2023, the Company recorded $18.6 million in charges primarily related to the impairment of capitalized internal-use software as a result of the decision to discontinue certain technology projects in connection with the restructuring initiative that began in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Supplier Finance Program
The Company offers a supplier financing program which enables the Company’s suppliers, at their sole discretion, to sell their receivables (i.e., the Company’s payment obligations to suppliers) to a financial institution on a non-recourse basis in order to be paid earlier than current payment terms provide.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
The Company’s obligations to its suppliers, including amounts due and scheduled payment dates, are not impacted by the supplier’s participation in these arrangements. The Company’s payment terms to the financial institutions, including the timing and amount of payments, are based on the original supplier invoices. Our current payment terms with a majority of our suppliers are typically 90 days. The Company has not pledged any assets and does not provide guarantees under the supplier finance program. As such, the outstanding payment obligations under the Company’s supplier finance program are included within Accounts Payable in the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The Company’s outstanding payment obligations under this program were $105.1 million as of February 25, 2024 and $113.4 million as of November 26, 2023.
Share Repurchases
During the three months ended February 25, 2024, the Company repurchased 1.5 million shares for $24.9 million, plus broker’s commissions, in the open market. This equates to an average repurchase price of approximately $17.15 per share. During the three months ended February 26, 2023, the Company repurchased 0.5 million shares for $8.1 million, plus broker's commissions, in the open market. This equates to an average repurchase price of approximately $17.97 per share.
The Company accounts for share repurchases by charging entirely to retained earnings the excess of the repurchase price over the repurchased Class A common stock’s par value. All repurchased shares are retired and become authorized but unissued shares. The Company accrues for the shares purchased under the share repurchase plan based on the trade date. The Company may terminate or limit the share repurchase program at any time.
Reclassification
Certain amounts on the consolidated balance sheets, consolidated statements of operations and statements of cash flows have been conformed to the February 25, 2024 presentation.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
In September 2022, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2022-04, Liabilities - Supplier Finance Programs (Subtopic 405-50): Disclosure of Supplier Finance Program Obligations. This new guidance is designed to enhance transparency around supplier finance programs by requiring new disclosures that would allow a user of the financial statements to understand the program’s nature, activity during the period, changes from period to period and potential magnitude. The guidance became effective for the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, with the exception of the rollforward information, which will be effective for annual periods beginning in fiscal year 2025 on a prospective basis. The Company adopted the guidance in the first quarter of 2024 and is evaluating the impact of adopting the guidance related to the rollforward information. See above for the Company’s disclosures relating to the Company’s supplier financing arrangements.
There have been no other developments to recently issued accounting standards, including the expected dates of adoption and estimated effects on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and footnote disclosures, from those disclosed in the 2023 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 2: FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
The following table presents the Company’s financial instruments that are carried at fair value:
 February 25, 2024November 26, 2023
  Fair Value Estimated
Using
 Fair Value Estimated
Using
 Fair Value
Level 1 Inputs(1)
Level 2 Inputs(2)
Fair Value
Level 1 Inputs(1)
Level 2 Inputs(2)
 (Dollars in millions)
Financial assets carried at fair value
Rabbi trust assets$85.4 $85.4 $ $78.7 $78.7 $ 
Derivative instruments(3)
10.5  10.5 13.8  13.8 
Total$95.9 $85.4 $10.5 $92.5 $78.7 $13.8 
Financial liabilities carried at fair value
Derivative instruments(3)
8.0  8.0 9.1  9.1 
Total$8.0 $ $8.0 $9.1 $ $9.1 
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(1)Fair values estimated using Level 1 inputs are inputs that consist of quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date. Rabbi trust assets consist of marketable equity securities.
(2)Fair values estimated using Level 2 inputs are inputs, other than quoted prices, that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, and include among other things, quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in markets that are active or inactive as well as inputs other than quoted prices that are observable. For forward foreign exchange contracts, inputs include foreign currency exchange and interest rates and, where applicable, credit default swap prices.
(3)The Company’s cash flow hedges are subject to International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. master agreements. These agreements permit the net settlement of these contracts on a per-institution basis. Refer to Note 3 for more information.
The following table presents the carrying value, including related accrued interest, and estimated fair value of the Company’s financial instruments that are carried at adjusted historical cost:
 February 25, 2024November 26, 2023
 Carrying
Value
Estimated Fair
 Value
Carrying
Value
Estimated Fair
 Value
 (Dollars in millions)
Financial liabilities carried at adjusted historical cost
3.375% senior notes due 2027(1)
$519.0 $508.1 $518.3 $500.2 
3.50% senior notes due 2031(1)
503.2 435.2 498.7 407.2 
Short-term borrowings4.5 4.5 12.6 12.6 
Total$1,026.7 $947.8 $1,029.6 $920.0 
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(1)Fair values are estimated using Level 2 inputs and incorporate mid-market price quotes. Level 2 inputs are inputs other than quoted prices, that are observable for the liability, either directly or indirectly and include among other things, quoted prices for similar liabilities in markets that are active or inactive as well as inputs other than quoted prices that are observable.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 3: DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES
As of February 25, 2024, the Company had forward foreign exchange contracts derivatives to buy $663.6 million and to sell $506.7 million in various foreign currencies. These contracts are at various exchange rates and expire at various dates through February 2025.
The table below provides data about the carrying values of derivative and non-derivative instruments: 
 February 25, 2024November 26, 2023
 Assets(Liabilities)Derivative
Net Carrying
Value
Assets(Liabilities)Derivative
Net Carrying
Value
 Carrying
Value
Carrying
Value
Carrying
Value
Carrying
Value
 (Dollars in millions)
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments
Foreign exchange risk cash flow hedges(1)
$7.2 $ $7.2 $6.0 $ $6.0 
Foreign exchange risk cash flow hedges(2)
 (6.9)(6.9) (7.1)(7.1)
Total
$7.2 $(6.9)$6.0 $(7.1)
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
Forward foreign exchange contracts(1)
$10.5 $(7.2)$3.3 $13.8 $(6.0)$7.8 
Forward foreign exchange contracts(2)
6.9 (8.0)(1.1)7.1 (9.1)(2.0)
Total
$17.4 $(15.2)$20.9 $(15.1)
Non-derivatives designated as hedging instruments
Euro senior notes
$ $(514.0)$ $(517.8)
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(1)Included in "Other current assets" or "Other non-current assets" on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets.
(2)Included in "Other accrued liabilities" or "Long-term employee related benefits and other liabilities" on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets.
The Company’s over-the-counter forward foreign exchange contracts are subject to International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. master agreements. These agreements permit the net settlement of these contracts on a per-institution basis; however, the Company records the fair value on a gross basis on its consolidated balance sheets based on maturity dates, including those subject to master netting arrangements. The table below presents the gross and net amounts of these contracts recognized on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets by type of financial instrument:
February 25, 2024November 26, 2023
Gross Amounts of Assets / (Liabilities)
Presented in the Balance Sheet
Gross Amounts
Not Offset in the Balance Sheet
Net Amounts
of Assets / (Liabilities)
Gross Amounts of Assets / (Liabilities)
Presented in the Balance Sheet
Gross Amounts
Not Offset in the Balance Sheet
Net Amounts
of Assets / (Liabilities)
(Dollars in millions)
Foreign exchange risk contracts and forward foreign exchange contracts
Financial assets$24.6 $(8.1)$16.5 $26.9 $(13.1)$13.8 
Financial liabilities(22.0)8.1 (13.9)(22.2)13.1 (9.1)
Total$2.6 $4.7 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
The table below provides data about the amount of gains and losses related to derivative instruments and non-derivative instruments designated as cash flow and net investment hedges included in “Accumulated other comprehensive loss” (“AOCL”) on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets, and in “Other expense, net” in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations:
 
Amount of (Loss) Gain
Recognized in AOCL
(Effective Portion)
Amount of Gain (Loss) Reclassified from
 AOCL into Net (Loss) Income(1)
 
As of
February 25,
2024
As of
November 26,
 2023
Three Months Ended
February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
 (Dollars in millions)
Foreign exchange risk contracts$(5.0)$(15.0)$(11.3)$11.1 
Realized forward foreign exchange swaps(2)
4.6 4.6   
Yen-denominated Eurobonds(19.8)(19.8)  
Euro-denominated senior notes(27.0)(30.8)  
Cumulative income taxes16.9 19.0   
Total$(30.3)$(42.0)
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(1)Amounts reclassified from AOCL were classified as net revenues or costs of goods sold on the consolidated statements of operations.
(2)Prior to and during 2005, the Company used foreign exchange currency swaps to hedge the net investment in its foreign operations. For hedges that qualified for hedge accounting, the net gains were included in AOCL and are not reclassified to earnings until the related net investment position has been liquidated.
There was no hedge ineffectiveness for the three months ended February 25, 2024. Within the next 12 months, a $5.9 million loss from cash flow hedges is expected to be reclassified from AOCL into net (loss) income.
The table below presents the effects of the Company’s cash flow hedges of foreign exchange risk contracts on the consolidated statements of operations:
Three Months Ended
February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
(Dollars in millions)
Amount of (Loss) Gain on Cash Flow Hedge Activity
Net revenues$(1.6)$1.6 
Cost of goods sold$(9.7)$9.5 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
The table below provides data about the amount of gains and losses related to derivatives instruments included in “Other expense, net” in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations:
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
 (Dollars in millions)
Realized gain(1)
$2.9 $9.4 
Unrealized loss
(3.0)(5.6)
Total$(0.1)$3.8 
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(1)Realized gains related to derivatives instruments were classified as Other, net on the Company’s consolidated statements of cash flows.
NOTE 4: OTHER ACCRUED LIABILITIES
The following table presents the Company’s other accrued liabilities:
February 25,
2024
November 26,
2023
 (Dollars in millions)
Other accrued liabilities
Accrued non-trade payables$159.6 $177.7 
Restructuring liabilities112.0 16.6 
Taxes other than income taxes payable60.7 63.3 
Accrued income taxes50.2 41.8 
Accrued advertising and promotion48.0 44.7 
Accrued property, plant and equipment26.3 59.6 
Accrued interest payable16.8 8.2 
Accrued rent8.5 9.9 
Fair value derivatives8.0 9.1 
Short-term debt4.3 12.5 
Other179.4 126.0 
Total other accrued liabilities$673.8 $569.4 


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 5: DEBT 
The following table presents the Company’s debt: 
February 25,
2024
November 26,
2023
 (Dollars in millions)
Long-term debt
3.375% senior notes due 2027
$511.3 $514.9 
3.50% senior notes due 2031
494.7 494.5 
Total long-term debt$1,006.0 $1,009.4 
Short-term debt
Short-term borrowings4.3 12.5 
Total debt$1,010.3 $1,021.9 

Senior Revolving Credit Facility
As of February 25, 2024, the Company had no borrowings under the Credit Facility. The Company’s unused availability under the Credit Facility was $933.7 million at February 25, 2024, as the total availability of $950.9 million was reduced by $17.2 million of letters of credit and other credit usage allocated under the Credit Facility.
Interest Rates on Borrowings
The Company’s weighted-average interest rate on average borrowings outstanding during the three months ended February 25, 2024 was 3.91%, as compared to 3.86% during the same period of 2023.
NOTE 6: RESTRUCTURING ACTIVITIES
In the first quarter of 2024, our Board of Directors (the "Board") approved a multi-year global productivity initiative, “Project Fuel”, designed to optimize our operating model and fuel long-term profitable growth. The first phase of the global productivity initiative occurred in the first half of 2024. The two-year initiative is expected to continue through the end of 2025. As this initiative progresses, the Company may incur additional restructuring charges, which could be significant to a future fiscal quarter or year.
During the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, we recognized restructuring charges of $116.2 million related to Project Fuel, consisting primarily of severance and post-employment benefit charges. The charges are included in “Other accrued liabilities” and “Long-term employee related benefits and other liabilities” in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet and selling, general, and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations.
The Company also recognized $10.1 million of restructuring related charges, primarily consulting fees, and $5.5 million in goodwill impairment charges related to our footwear business as a result of the decision to discontinue the category. The charges were recorded in SG&A in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
For the three-month period ended February 26, 2023, the Company recognized net restructuring charges of $11.4 million, which primarily related to severance benefits, based on separation benefits provided by Company policy or statutory benefit plans. The Company also recognized $18.2 million in charges related to the impairment of capitalized internal-use software, as a result of the decision to discontinue certain technology projects. The impairment charges were recorded in SG&A in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
NOTE 7: COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Forward Foreign Exchange Contracts

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
The Company uses cash flow hedge derivative instruments to manage its exposure to foreign currencies. The Company is exposed to credit loss in the event of nonperformance by the counterparties to the forward foreign exchange contracts. However, the Company believes that its exposures are appropriately diversified across counterparties and that these counterparties are creditworthy financial institutions. See Note 3 for additional information.
Other Contingencies
Litigation. In the ordinary course of business, the Company has various claims, complaints and pending cases, including contractual matters, facility and employee-related matters, distribution matters, product liability matters, intellectual property matters, bankruptcy preference matters, and tax and administrative matters. The Company establishes loss provisions for these ordinary course claims as well as other matters in which losses are probable and can be reasonably estimated. The Company does not believe any of these pending claims, complaints and legal proceedings will have a material impact on its financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Customs Duty Audits. The Company imports both raw materials and finished garments into all of its geographic regions and, as such, is subject to numerous countries’ complex customs laws and regulations with respect to its import and export activity. The Company has various pending audit assessments in connection with these activities. As of February 25, 2024, the Company has recorded certain reserves for these matters which are not material. The Company does not believe any of the claims for customs duty and related charges will have a material impact on its financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
NOTE 8: DIVIDENDS
Dividends are declared at the discretion of the Board. In January 2024 and 2023, the Company declared cash dividends, each $0.12 per share, to holders of record of its Class A and Class B common stock. During the three months ended February 25, 2024, dividends were paid in the amount of $47.9 million compared to $47.6 million for the same prior-year period.
The Company does not have an established dividend policy. The Board reviews the Company’s ability to pay dividends on an ongoing basis and establishes the dividend amount based on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, current and projected cash flows and other factors, and any restrictions related to the terms of the Company’s debt agreements.
Subsequent to the Company’s quarter end, a cash dividend of $0.12 per share was declared to holders of record of its Class A and Class B common stock at the close of business on May 9, 2024. The cash dividend will be payable on May 23, 2024, for a total quarterly dividend of approximately $48 million.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 9: ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
The following is a summary of the components of "Accumulated other comprehensive loss," net of related income taxes: 
Three Months Ended February 25, 2024
Pension and
Postretirement
Benefits(1)
Translation Adjustments
Unrealized
(Loss) Gain on
Marketable
Securities(1)
Derivative Instruments(2)
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Total
(Dollars in millions)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss at November 26, 2023
$(153.2)$(42.0)$(195.7)$ $(390.9)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
(0.5)0.4 (5.6) (5.7)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss
2.0 11.3   13.3 
Net increase (decrease) in other comprehensive income (loss)
1.5 11.7 (5.6) 7.6 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss at February 25, 2024
$(151.7)$(30.3)$(201.3)$ $(383.3)
_____________
(1)Amounts reclassified were recorded in other expense, net.
(2)Amounts reclassified were recorded within net revenues and cost of goods sold. For more information, refer to Note 3.
Three Months Ended February 26, 2023
Pension and
Postretirement
Benefits(1)
Translation Adjustments
Unrealized
Gain (Loss) on
Marketable
Securities(1)
Derivative Instruments(2)
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Total
(Dollars in millions)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss at November 27, 2022
$(179.5)$7.2 $(248.7)$(0.7)$(421.7)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
(0.5)(8.5)20.3 0.1 11.4 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss
2.3 (11.1) 0.6 (8.2)
Net increase (decrease) in other comprehensive income (loss)
1.8 (19.6)20.3 0.7 3.2 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss at February 26, 2023
$(177.7)$(12.4)$(228.4)$ $(418.5)
_____________
(1)Amounts reclassified were recorded in other expense, net.
(2)Amounts reclassified were recorded within net revenues and cost of goods sold. For more information, refer to Note 3.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 10: NET REVENUES
Disaggregated Revenue
The table below provides the Company’s revenues disaggregated by segment and channel.
Three Months Ended February 25, 2024
Levi’s Brands
AmericasEuropeAsiaOther BrandsTotal
(Dollars in millions)
Net revenues by channel:
Wholesale$407.8 $207.0 $132.3 $56.4 $803.5 
Direct-to-consumer328.0 216.5 156.5 53.1 754.1 
Total net revenues$735.8 $423.5 $288.8 $109.5 $1,557.6 

Three Months Ended February 26, 2023
Levi’s Brands
AmericasEuropeAsiaOther BrandsTotal
(Dollars in millions)
Net revenues by channel:
Wholesale$530.6 $244.1 $134.0 $76.2 $984.9 
Direct-to-consumer292.4 211.0 155.5 45.1 704.0 
Total net revenues$823.0 $455.1 $289.5 $121.3 $1,688.9 

The Company did not have any material contract assets or contract liabilities recorded in the consolidated balance sheets as of February 25, 2024 and November 26, 2023.
NOTE 11: INCOME TAXES
The Company’s effective income tax rate was 16.4% for the three months ended February 25, 2024, compared to 17.6% for the same prior-year period. The decrease in the effective tax rate in the current year was due to an unfavorable impact of stock-based compensation as a proportion to pre-tax loss partially offset by the impact of foreign operations in the prior year.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 12: (LOSS) EARNINGS PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS
The following table sets forth the computation of the Company’s basic and diluted (loss) earnings per share:
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
 (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
Numerator:
Net (loss) income
$(10.6)$114.7 
Denominator:
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic398,941,172 395,956,182 
Dilutive effect of stock awards 4,404,347 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted398,941,172 400,360,529 
(Loss) earnings per common share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic$(0.03)$0.29 
Diluted$(0.03)$0.29 
Anti-dilutive securities excluded from calculation of diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to common stockholders
— 5,507,675 
Diluted net (loss) earnings per common share attributable to the Company for the three months ended February 25, 2024 excluded all potentially dilutive securities because there was a net loss for the period and, as such, the inclusion of these securities would have been anti-dilutive. Potentially dilutive securities excluded from the calculation of diluted (loss) earnings per common share were 15.9 million shares for the three months ended February 25, 2024.
NOTE 13: RELATED PARTIES
Michelle Gass (President and CEO), Tracy Layney (Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer) and David Jedrzejek (Senior Vice President and General Counsel) are members of the Board of Directors of the Levi Strauss Foundation, which is not one of our consolidated entities. Mr. David Jedrzejek also serves as a Vice President of the Levi Strauss Foundation. Ms. Gass, Ms. Layney and Mr. Jedrzejek began serving on the Board of Directors of the Levi Strauss Foundation on January 24, 2024, February 3, 2022 and September 26, 2023, respectively. Charles V. Bergh, former President and Chief Executive Officer, was a member of the board of directors of the Levi Strauss Foundation until January 28, 2024. During the three months ended February 25, 2024 and February 26, 2023, donations to the Levi Strauss Foundation were $4.8 million and $9.8 million, respectively, and the Company recognized expenses related to their donation commitments of $2.0 million and $1.5 million, respectively.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 14: BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
The Company manages its business according to three reportable segments: Americas, Europe, and Asia, collectively comprising the Company’s Levi’s Brands business, which includes Levi’s®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ and Denizen® brands. Other brands, which include Dockers® and Beyond Yoga® businesses, do not separately meet the quantitative thresholds for reportable segments and therefore are presented under the caption of “Other Brands”. Corporate expenses are comprised of selling, general and administrative expenses that management does not attribute to any of our operating segments and these expenses primarily relate to corporate administration, information and technology resources, finance and human resources functional and organizational costs.
The Company considers its chief executive officer to be the Company’s chief operating decision maker. The Company’s chief operating decision maker manages business operations, evaluates performance and allocates resources based on the segments’ net revenues and operating income.
Business segment information for the Company is as follows: 
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
 (Dollars in millions)
Net revenues:
Americas$735.8 $823.0 
Europe423.5 455.1 
Asia288.8 289.5 
Total segment net revenues1,448.1 1,567.6 
Other Brands109.5 121.3 
Total net revenues$1,557.6 $1,688.9 
(Loss) income before income taxes:
Americas$132.6 $134.6 
Europe103.6 117.4 
Asia48.4 53.7 
Total segment operating income284.6 305.7 
Other Brands(2.1)3.4 
Restructuring charges, net(116.2)(11.4)
Corporate expenses(166.7)(140.3)
Interest expense(10.0)(10.7)
Other expense, net
(2.3)(7.5)
(Loss) income before income taxes
$(12.7)$139.2 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (continued)
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2024
NOTE 15: SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
In December 2023, the Company signed a purchase agreement to acquire all operating assets related to Levi’s® brands from the Company's former distributor in Colombia, for approximately $32 million in cash, plus transaction costs. This includes 40 Levi’s® retail stores and one e-commerce site, distribution with the region’s leading multi-brand retailers, and the logistical operations within these markets. The transaction closed in the second quarter of 2024.

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Item 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations together with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included in Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report and with our audited financial statements and related notes in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 26, 2023, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 25, 2024. Some of the information contained in this discussion and analysis in this Quarterly Report, including information with respect to our plans and strategy for our business, includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. See “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” for a discussion of forward-looking statements and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results described in or implied by the forward-looking statements. We use a 52- or 53-week fiscal year, with each fiscal year ending on the Sunday that is closest to November 30 of that year. References to 2023 and 2024 below in this section are references to our fiscal years ending in November 2023 and December 2024, respectively. See “Financial Information Presentation.”
This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations is designed to provide a reader of our financial statements with a narrative from the perspective of our management on our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity and certain other factors that may affect our future results.
To supplement our consolidated financial statements prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we use certain non-GAAP financial measures throughout this Quarterly Report, as described further below, to provide investors with additional useful information about our financial performance, to enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects and to allow for greater transparency with respect to important metrics used by our management for financial and operational decision-making. We are presenting these non-GAAP financial measures to assist investors in seeing our financial performance from management’s point of view and because we believe they provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing our core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in our industry.
However, non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in their usefulness to investors because they have no standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and are not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. In addition, non-GAAP financial measures may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be directly comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. As a result, non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplementing, and not as an alternative or substitute for, our consolidated financial statements prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on our calculation of non-GAAP measures and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
Overview
We are an iconic American company with a rich history of profitable growth, quality, innovation and corporate citizenship. Our story began in San Francisco, California, in 1853 as a wholesale dry goods business. We created the first riveted blue jean 20 years later. Today, we design, market and sell products that include jeans, casual and dress pants, activewear, tops, shorts, skirts, dresses, jackets, footwear and related accessories for men, women and children around the world under our Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, Denizen® and Beyond Yoga® brands. We service consumers through our global infrastructure, developing, sourcing and marketing our products around the world.
We recognize wholesale revenue from sales of our products through third-party retailers such as department stores, specialty retailers, third-party e-commerce sites and franchise locations dedicated to our brands. We also sell our products directly to consumers ("direct-to-consumer" or "DTC") through a variety of formats, including our own company-operated mainline and outlet stores, company-operated e-commerce sites and select shop-in-shops that we operate within department stores and other third-party retail locations. As of February 25, 2024, our products were sold in over 45,000 retail locations in more than 110 countries, including approximately 3,200 brand-dedicated stores and shop-in-shops. As of February 25, 2024, we had 1,179 company-operated stores located in 37 countries and approximately 550 company-operated shop-in-shops. The remainder of our brand-dedicated stores and shop-in-shops were operated by franchisees and other partners.

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Across all of our brands, pants – including jeans, casual pants, dress pants, shorts, skirts and activewear – represented 67% and 68% of our total units sold in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively. Tops – including shirts, sweaters, jackets, dresses and jumpsuits – represented 27% and 25% of our total units sold in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively. The remainder of our products are footwear and accessories. Men’s products generated 63% and 64% of our net revenues in the first three months of 2024 and 2023. Women’s products generated 36% and 35% of our net revenues in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively. The remainder of our products are non-gendered. Products other than denim bottoms – which include tops, pants excluding jeans, accessories and footwear – represented 38% of our net revenues in the first three months of both 2024 and 2023.
Our Europe and Asia businesses, collectively, contributed 46% of our net revenues in the first three months of 2024, as compared to 44% of our net revenues in the same period in 2023. Revenues from our international business, which includes our Europe and Asia segments, as well as Canada and Latin America from our Americas segment, was 59% and 56% in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively. Sales of Levi’s® brand products represented 89% and 87% of our total net sales in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively.
Our wholesale channel generated 52% and 58% of our net revenues in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively. Sales to franchise partners, included as a component of our wholesale channel, generated 7% of our net revenues in the first three months of both 2024 and 2023. Our DTC channel generated 48% and 42% of our net revenues in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively, with sales through our company operated e-commerce sites representing 23% and 22% of DTC channel net revenues in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively, and 11% and 9% of total net revenues in the first three months of 2024 and 2023, respectively.
Supply Chain
Disruption of container shipping traffic through the Red Sea and surrounding waterways are affecting transit times and shipping costs for goods manufactured in Asia and destined to Europe (and to a smaller extent the Americas). We have taken actions to divert the flow of goods and are negotiating with shipping companies on the cost impacts to minimize impacts on the business.
Additionally, inflationary pressures, competition for, and price volatility of, resources throughout the supply chain persist. Trends such as these have resulted in higher product costs in previous periods and may do so again in the future, increasing pressure to reduce costs and raise product prices, which could have a negative impact on demand. We continue to pursue mitigation strategies and create new efficiencies in our global supply chain.
Effects of Inflation
Inflationary pressures have negatively impacted our revenue, operating margins and net income in both of the three-month periods ended February 25, 2024 and February 26, 2023, adversely impacting consumer demand and increasing labor and product costs.
Project Fuel
In first quarter of 2024, our Board of Directors (the "Board") approved a multi-year global productivity initiative, “Project Fuel”, designed to accelerate the execution of our Brand Led and DTC First strategies while fueling long-term profitable growth. This will be a two-year initiative beginning in 2024, with a focus on optimizing our operating model and structure, redesigning business processes and identifying opportunities to reduce costs and simplify processes across our organization.
The first phase of the global productivity initiative occurred in the first half of 2024, resulting in the Company recognizing $116.2 million in restructuring charges, primarily due to severance and other post-employment benefits. We also recognized $10.1 million of restructuring related charges, primarily consulting fees, and $5.5 million in goodwill impairment charges related to our footwear business as a result of the decision to discontinue the category. We may incur additional significant restructuring charges as we progress our global productivity initiative, which could be material in a future fiscal quarter or year.

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Other Factors Affecting Our Business
We believe the other key business and marketplace factors that are impacting our business include the following:
Inflation and other macroeconomic pressures in the U.S. and the global economy such as rising interest rates, energy prices and recession fears are creating a complex and challenging retail environment for us and our customers as consumers reduce discretionary spending. A decline in consumer spending has had and may continue to have an adverse effect on our revenues, operating margins and net income. Challenges forecasting consumer demand has and may continue to lead to elevated inventory levels both with us and our customers, resulting in fewer full-priced sales and a more promotional environment. These trends have impacted and may continue to impact our financial results, affecting inventory, revenue, operating margins and net income.
Consumer expectations and related competitive pressures have increased and are expected to continue to increase relative to various aspects of our e-commerce business, including speed of product delivery, shipping charges, return privileges and other evolving expectations. We continue to invest in our online platforms, information systems, digital, data and AI capabilities, as well as in personnel to support the creation of a fully integrated omni-channel shopping experience. There can be no assurance that we will be able to successfully meet these expectations, which may impact our financial results.
The diversification of our business model across geographies, channels, brands and categories affects our gross margin. For example, if our sales in higher gross margin geographies, channels, brands and categories grow at a faster rate than in our lower gross margin business geographies, channels, brands and categories, we would expect a favorable impact to aggregate gross margin over time. Gross margin in our Europe segment is generally higher than in our Americas and Asia segments. Value brands, which are focused on the value-conscious consumer, generally generate lower gross margin. DTC sales generally have higher gross margins than sales through third parties, although DTC sales also typically have higher selling expenses and could have lower profitability. As we continue to execute on our strategic framework to be DTC first, we expect to see greater impact on our gross margins. Enhancements to our existing product offerings, or our expansion into new brands and products categories, may also impact our future gross margin.
Foreign currencies continue to be volatile. Significant fluctuations of the U.S. Dollar against various foreign currencies, including the Euro and Mexican Peso, may negatively impact our financial results, revenue, operating margins and net income.
The current domestic and international political environment, including volatile trade relations, the conflict involving Russia and Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war and the related disruption to shipping lanes and civil unrest taking place in certain parts of the world have resulted in uncertainty surrounding the future state of the global economy. There is greater uncertainty with respect to potential changes in trade regulations, sanctions and export controls, which also increase volatility in the global economy. Such changes may affect production and distribution lead times, increasing our costs and potentially affecting our ability to meet customer demand. If these disruptions persist, they may require us to modify our current sourcing practices, which may impact our product costs, and, if not mitigated, could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reached agreement among various countries to implement a minimum 15% tax rate on certain multinational enterprises, commonly referred to as Pillar Two. Many countries continue to announce changes in their tax laws and regulations based on the Pillar Two proposals. We are continuing to evaluate the impact of these proposed and enacted legislative changes as new guidance becomes available. Some of these legislative changes could have an adverse impact on our effective tax rate, tax liabilities and cash tax. Given the numerous proposed tax law changes and the uncertainty regarding such proposed legislative changes, the impact of Pillar Two cannot be determined at this time.
As climate change evolves, we expect an increase in both the frequency and severity of seasonal and severe weather events, which may affect our consumer traffic and demand, as well as the activities of our suppliers, manufacturers and customers. Weather events, such as droughts, heatwaves, floods, wildfires and winter storms could impact store traffic and conversion as the timing for seasonal products may be unpredictable. Additionally, weather events could impact the cost or availability of raw materials integral to our products such as cotton.
There has been increased focus from our stakeholders, including consumers, employees and investors and regulatory organizations on corporate environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) practices, including corporate practices related to the causes and impacts of climate change and corporate statements, practices or products related to a variety of social issues. We expect that stakeholder expectations and actions with respect to ESG practices and social

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issues and regulatory requirements will continue to evolve rapidly, which may negatively impact our financial results, and which may necessitate additional resources to monitor, report on, and adjust our operations.
Wholesaler/retailer dynamics and wholesale channels remain challenged by mixed growth prospects due to increased competition from e-commerce shopping, pricing transparency enabled by the proliferation of online technologies and vertically-integrated specialty stores. Retailers, including our top customers, have in the past and may in the future decide to consolidate, undergo restructurings or rationalize their stores, which could result in a reduction in the number of stores that carry our products.
These factors contribute to a global market environment of intense competition, constant product innovation and continuing cost pressure, and combine with the continuing global economic conditions to create a challenging commercial and economic environment. We evaluate these factors as we develop and execute our strategies.
For additional information regarding these risks, as well as other risks we face, see the risk factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 26, 2023.
Seasonality of Sales
We typically achieve our largest quarterly revenues in the fourth quarter. In fiscal year 2023, our net revenues in the first, second, third and fourth quarters represented 27%, 22%, 24% and 27%, respectively, of our total net revenues for the year.
Our First Quarter 2024 Results
Net revenues. Consolidated net revenues decreased 7.8% on a reported basis and 7.7% on a constant-currency basis compared to the first quarter of 2023. The decrease was primarily driven by a decline in U.S. wholesale related to the prior year quarter’s accelerated shipments in advance of the U.S. ERP implementation. The decrease was partially offset by growth in our DTC business.
Operating (loss) income. We recognized a consolidated operating loss of $0.4 million, compared to an operating income of $157.4 million the first quarter of 2023. The decrease was primarily due to restructuring charges recognized of $116.2 million, as well as lower net revenues. Operating margin was negative 0.03%, in comparison to 9.3% in the first quarter of 2023, as a result of restructuring charges of $116.2 million, and lower net revenues partially offset by higher gross margin.
Net (loss) income. We recognized a consolidated net loss of $10.6 million, compared to net income of $114.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease is primarily driven by lower operating income described above.
Adjusted EBIT. Compared to the first quarter of 2023, Adjusted EBIT decreased 24.1% to $140.7 million from $185.3 million. The decrease is due to lower revenue and higher Adjusted SG&A expenses in the current year. As a result, Adjusted EBIT margin was 9.0%, 200 basis points lower than the first quarter of 2023 on a reported basis, and 190 basis points lower on a constant-currency basis.
Adjusted net income. Compared to the first quarter of 2023, Adjusted net income decreased 23.9% to $102.7 million from $134.9 million. The decrease is due to lower Adjusted EBIT as described above.
Diluted earnings per share. We recognized a diluted (loss) earnings per share of $(0.03), compared to first quarter of 2023 diluted earnings per share of $0.29.
Adjusted diluted earnings per share. Compared to the first quarter of 2023, Adjusted diluted earnings per share decreased to $0.26 from $0.34, mainly due to the lower Adjusted net income described above. Currency translation unfavorably affected Adjusted diluted earnings per share by $0.01.
Inventory. Compared to the first quarter of 2023, inventory decreased 14% on a dollar basis primarily due to planned inventory reduction. Additionally, the first quarter of 2024 includes the impact of a modification of terms with the majority of our suppliers to take ownership of our inventory near the point of shipment rather than destination, which contributed approximately $100 million, or 7% of growth on a dollar basis.

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Financial Information Presentation
Fiscal year.    We use a 52- or 53- week fiscal year, with each fiscal year ending on the Sunday that is closest to November 30 of that year. Certain of our foreign subsidiaries have fiscal years ending November 30. Each fiscal year generally consists of four 13-week quarters, with each quarter ending on the Sunday that is closest to the last day of the last month of that quarter. Each quarter of fiscal years 2024 and 2023 consists of 13 weeks, except for the fourth quarter of 2024, which will consist of 14 weeks and end of December 1, 2024.
Segments.    Our Levi’s Brands business, which includes Levi’s®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ and Denizen® brands, is defined by geographical regions into three segments: Americas, Europe and Asia. Our Dockers® and Beyond Yoga® businesses are managed separately and separately do not meet the quantitative thresholds of a reportable segment and are reported in our financial statements under the caption of “Other Brands”.
Classification.    Our classification of certain significant revenues and expenses reflects the following:
 
Net revenues comprise net sales and licensing revenues. Net sales include sales of products to wholesale customers, including franchised stores, and direct sales to consumers at our company-operated stores and shop-in-shops located within department stores and other third-party locations, as well as company-operated e-commerce sites. Net revenues are recorded net of discounts, allowances for estimated returns and retailer promotions and other incentives. Licensing revenues, which include revenues from the use of our trademarks in connection with the manufacturing, advertising and distribution of trademarked products by third-party licensees, are earned and recognized as products are sold by licensees based on royalty rates as set forth in the applicable licensing agreements.
Cost of goods sold primarily comprises product costs, labor and related overhead, sourcing costs, inbound freight, internal transfers and the cost of operating our remaining manufacturing facilities, including the related depreciation expense. On both a reported and constant-currency basis, cost of goods sold reflects the transactional currency impact resulting from the purchase of products in a currency other than the functional currency.
Selling expenses include, among other things, all occupancy costs and depreciation associated with our company-operated stores and commissions associated with our company-operated shop-in-shops, as well as costs associated with our e-commerce operations.
We reflect substantially all distribution costs in SG&A, including costs related to receiving and inspection at distribution centers, warehousing, shipping to our customers, handling and certain other activities associated with our distribution network.

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Results of Operations
The following table presents, for the periods indicated, our consolidated statements of operations, the changes in these items from period to period and these items expressed as a percentage of net revenues:
 
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
%
Increase
(Decrease)
February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
% of Net
Revenues
% of Net
Revenues
 (Dollars and shares in millions, except per share amounts)
Net revenues$1,557.6 $1,688.9 (7.8)%100.0 %100.0 %
Cost of goods sold651.1 746.6 (12.8)%41.8 %44.2 %
Gross profit906.5 942.3 (3.8)%58.2 %55.8 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses790.7 773.5 2.2 %50.8 %45.8 %
Restructuring charges, net116.2 11.4 *7.5 %0.7 %
Operating (loss) income
(0.4)157.4 (100.3)%— %9.3 %
Interest expense(10.0)(10.7)6.5 %(0.6)%(0.6)%
Other expense, net
(2.3)(7.5)69.3 %(0.1)%(0.4)%
(Loss) income before income taxes
(12.7)139.2 (109.1)%(0.8)%8.2 %
Income tax (benefit) expense
(2.1)24.5 (108.6)%(0.1)%1.5 %
Net (loss) income
$(10.6)$114.7 (109.2)%(0.7)%6.8 %
(Loss) earnings per common share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic$(0.03)$0.29 (110.3)%**
Diluted$(0.03)$0.29 (110.3)%**
Weighted-average common shares outstanding (in millions):
Basic398.9 396.0 0.7 %**
Diluted398.9 400.4 (0.4)%**
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Net revenues
The following table presents net revenues for the periods indicated and the changes in net revenues on both reported and constant-currency basis from period to period.
 
 Three Months Ended
   % Increase (Decrease)
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
As
Reported
Constant
Currency
 (Dollars in millions)
Net revenues:
Levi’s Brands:
Americas$735.8 $823.0 (10.6)%(11.4)%
Europe423.5 455.1 (7.0)%(8.0)%
Asia288.8 289.5 (0.3)%5.0 %
Total Levi’s Brands net revenues1,448.1 1,567.6 (7.6)%(7.6)%
Other Brands109.5 121.3 (9.7)%(10.1)%
Total net revenues$1,557.6 $1,688.9 (7.8)%(7.7)%
Net revenues by channel:
Wholesale$803.5 $984.9 (18.4)%(18.7)%
DTC754.1 704.0 7.1 %7.8 %
Total net revenues$1,557.6 $1,688.9 (7.8)%(7.7)%

Total net revenues decreased on both a reported and constant-currency basis for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, as compared to the same period in 2023.
Americas.    On both a reported and constant-currency basis, net revenues decreased for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, with currency translation affecting net revenues favorably by approximately $8 million.
Excluding the effects of currency, net revenues decreased for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, due to the decline in wholesale channel revenue, partially offset by growth in our DTC channel. Wholesale channel revenue decreased for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024 as a result of less units sold in the United States compared to the prior year quarter, which included accelerated shipments in advance of our U.S. ERP implementation. Additionally, lower net revenues in our Signature brand of $17 million, as well as the impact of exiting our Denizen business of $14 million contributed to the decline.
The increase in DTC revenue was across all markets, led by the United States, as a result of higher units sold. Revenue growth was driven by both store expansion, as we benefited from 25 more company-operated stores in operation in the Americas as of February 25, 2024, as compared to February 26, 2023, as well as store performance. E-commerce net revenues increased primarily due to higher online traffic and conversion.
Europe.    Net revenues in Europe decreased on both a reported and constant-currency basis for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, with currency translation affecting net revenues favorably by approximately $5 million for the three-month period. Constant-currency net revenues decreased due to growth in our DTC channel, which was more than offset by a decrease in wholesale channel revenue. The growth in our DTC channel was primarily driven by expansion to new markets, partially offset by the exit from Russia, which included DTC channel revenues of approximately $5 million in the prior year quarter. Additionally, there were 16 more company-operated stores in operation in Europe as of February 25, 2024 as compared to February 26, 2023.
Excluding the effects of currency, the decrease in wholesale channel revenue was primarily driven by a decrease in orders as wholesale customers continued to rebalance inventory levels, as well as the exit from Russia, which included wholesale channel revenues of approximately $8 million in the prior year quarter.
Asia.    Net revenues in Asia decreased on a reported basis and increased on a constant-currency basis for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, with currency affecting net revenues unfavorably by approximately $14 million. Excluding the effects of currency, net revenues for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024 grew across both our DTC and wholesale channels. China and Middle East business contributed approximately $4 million to the decline.

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The growth in DTC revenue was across most markets, due to strong performance in our company-operated stores and e-commerce, as a result of increased volume driven by higher traffic. Additionally, we benefited from 11 more company-operated stores in operation in Asia as of February 25, 2024 as compared to February 26, 2023. The increase in wholesale revenue was primarily due to an increase in units sold in our franchise channel.
Other Brands. Net revenues in Other Brands decreased on both a reported and constant-currency basis for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024. Currency translation did not have a significant impact. The decrease in net revenues was driven by Dockers wholesale, which in the prior year quarter included increased shipments in advance of our U.S. ERP implementation. The decrease in Dockers was partially offset by higher revenues in Beyond Yoga® due to an increase in ecommerce and store expansion.
Net revenues by channel
Wholesale.    Net revenues in our wholesale channel decreased on both a reported and constant-currency basis for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, with currency translation affecting net revenues favorably by approximately $4 million. The decrease was driven by prior year quarter’s accelerated shipments in advance of the U.S. ERP implementation, with an impact of approximately 10% or $100 million, with the majority of the impact affecting our U.S. Levi’s brand. Additionally, the impact of the exit of Denizen and Russia business contributed approximately $14 million and $8 million to the decline in wholesale net revenues, respectively.
DTC (Direct to Consumer).    Net revenues in our DTC channel increased on both a reported and constant-currency basis for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, with currency translation affecting net revenues unfavorably by approximately $4 million. The increase was driven by store performance across brick-and-mortar mainline and outlet stores, as well as e-commerce. Our U.S. DTC business grew 10%. Net revenues from e-commerce grew 13% on a reported basis and 12% on a constant-currency basis compared to the first quarter of 2023, driven by growth across the Levi’s and Beyond Yoga brands. As a percentage of first quarter net revenues, DTC comprised 48% of total net revenues.

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Gross profit
The following table shows consolidated gross profit and gross margin for the periods indicated and the changes in these items from period to period: 
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
%
Increase
(Decrease)
 (Dollars in millions)
Net revenues$1,557.6 $1,688.9 (7.8)%
Cost of goods sold651.1 746.6 (12.8)%
Gross profit$906.5 $942.3 (3.8)%
Gross margin58.2 %55.8 %

Currency translation impacted gross profit unfavorably by approximately $2 million for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024.
For the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, the increase in gross margin was primarily driven by lower product costs and favorable channel mix, including the prior year shift in wholesale revenue from the U.S. ERP implementation impacting margin favorably by approximately 40 basis points. Currency exchange, including transaction and translation impacts, unfavorably impacted gross margin by approximately 70 basis points.
Selling, general and administrative expenses
The following table shows SG&A for the periods indicated, the changes in these items from period to period and these items expressed as a percentage of net revenues:
 
 Three Months Ended
 February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
%
Increase
(Decrease)
February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
% of Net
Revenues
% of Net
Revenues
 (Dollars in millions)
Selling$349.7 $346.0 1.1 %22.5 %20.5 %
Advertising and promotion86.3 103.2 (16.4)%5.5 %6.1 %
Administration150.6 127.4 18.2 %9.7 %7.5 %
Other204.1 196.9 3.6 %13.1 %11.7 %
Total SG&A$790.7 $773.5 2.2 %50.8 %45.8 %
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* Not meaningful
Currency translation did not have a significant impact on SG&A for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024.
Selling.   Currency translation did not have a significant impact on selling expenses for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024. The increase in selling expenses was primarily due to DTC business expansion in the current year as compared to the prior year.
Advertising and promotion. Currency translation did not have a significant impact on advertising and promotion expenses for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024. The decrease in advertising and promotion expenses was primarily due to decreased media spending in comparison to the prior year, which included the 150th anniversary of the 501® jean campaign.

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Administration.   Administration expenses include functional administrative and organization costs. Currency translation did not have a significant impact on administration expenses for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024. The increase in administration costs was primarily due to higher employee incentive costs as compared to the same prior-year period. The Company also recognized $10.1 million of restructuring related charges, primarily consulting fees, and $5.5 million in goodwill impairment charges related to our footwear business as a result of the decision to discontinue the category. The three-month period ended February 26, 2023 included the recognition of $18.2 million in charges related to the impairment of capitalized internal-use software, as a result of the decision to discontinue certain technology projects in connection with the restructuring initiative.
Other.   Other costs include distribution, information resources and marketing organization costs. Currency translation did not have a significant impact on other costs for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024. For the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, the increase in other costs was primarily due to higher spend on distribution expenses.
Restructuring charges, net
During the three-month period ended February 25, 2024, we recognized restructuring charges of $116.2 million related to Project Fuel consisting primarily of severance and post-employment benefit charges.
Operating (loss) income
The following table shows operating (loss) income, restructuring charges and corporate expenses for the periods indicated, the changes in these items from period to period and these items expressed as a percentage of net revenues:
 
 Three Months Ended
February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
%
Increase
(Decrease)
February 25,
2024
February 26,
2023
 % of Net
Revenues
% of Net
Revenues
 (Dollars in millions)
Operating (loss) income:
Levi’s Brands:
Americas$132.6 $134.6 (1.5)%18.0 %16.4 %
Europe103.6 117.4 (11.8)%24.5 %25.8 %
Asia48.4 53.7 (10.0)%16.8 %18.5 %
Total Levi’s Brands operating income284.6 305.7 (6.9)%19.7 %19.5 %
Other Brands(2.1)3.4 (161.6)%(1.9)%2.8 %
Restructuring charges, net(116.2)(11.4)*(7.5)%v
(0.7)%v
Corporate expenses(166.7)(140.3)(18.8)%(10.7)%v
(8.3)%v
Total operating (loss) income
$(0.4)$157.4 (100.3)%— %v
9.3 %v
Operating margin— %9.3 %
______________
 v Percentage of consolidated net revenues
* Not meaningful
Currency translation impacted total operating (loss) income unfavorably by approximately $2 million for the three-month period ended February 25, 2024.