FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

         
          Company Contact:  
David Weinberg
Chief Operating Officer,
Chief Financial Officer
SKECHERS USA, Inc.
(310) 318-3100
          Investor Relations:  
Andrew Greenebaum
Addo Communications
(310) 829-5400

SKECHERS ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND
FISCAL YEAR 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Fourth Quarter 2012 Net Sales Increased over 39 Percent to $395.6 Million
Fiscal Year 2012 Net Sales of $1.560 Billion

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA. – February 13, 2013 – SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), a global leader in lifestyle footwear, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $395.6 million compared to $283.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Earnings from operations in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $8.0 million compared to a loss from operations of $103.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $4.0 million compared to a net loss of $57.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net earnings per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $0.08 based on 50.3 million weighted average shares outstanding compared to net loss per diluted share of $1.18 based on 48.9 million weighted average shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2011. Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $168.5 million compared to $112.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Gross margin in the fourth quarter 2012 was 42.6 percent versus 39.8 percent for the fourth quarter of 2011. Income tax expense was $3.0 million or 44.7 percent for the fourth quarter of 2012.

“For the 2012 fourth quarter, sales increased more than 39 percent over the same period in 2011 as we saw improvements across all of our revenue channels, including a 72 percent increase in our domestic wholesale business,” began David Weinberg, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. “This strong domestic wholesale growth plus low double-digit positive comp store sales in our company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and a 30 percent increase in our international business are evidence of the broad acceptance of our new product offerings. With each of our new and established lines driving sales, domestically, both our men’s and kids’ divisions experienced double-digit growth, while our women’s division saw triple-digit growth.”

Fiscal year 2012 net sales were $1.560 billion compared to net sales of $1.606 billion in 2011. Earnings from operations for 2012 were $22.3 million compared to a loss from operations of $133.8 million in 2011. Net earnings for 2012 were $9.5 million compared to a net loss of $67.5 million in 2011. Net earnings per diluted share for fiscal year 2012 were $0.19 based on 49.9 million weighted average shares outstanding versus a diluted loss per share of $1.39 based on 48.5 million weighted average shares outstanding in the prior year. Gross profit for 2012 was $683.3 million compared to $623.7 million in 2011. Gross margin for 2012 was 43.8 percent versus 38.8 percent for 2011.

Robert Greenberg, SKECHERS chief executive officer, commented, “2012 was a remarkable year for SKECHERS. We grew our existing product divisions, broadened our offering to consumers with several new product lines, established an award-winning performance division and further grew our heritage business. We have taken a more focused approach to growing our product offering, added features and technologies that consumers desire, and supported these efforts with effective marketing. In the fourth quarter alone, we supported our Skechers GOwalk, Daddy’s Money and SKCH+3 product lines with new commercials, as well as commercials for our Bobs from Skechers line with Brooke Burke, and our Relaxed Fit by Skechers styles with three spots featuring sports icons Mark Cuban, Joe Montana and Tommy Lasorda. To date in this quarter, we aired a new Skechers GOrun2 commercial during the Super Bowl, as well as a new Relaxed Fit Joe Montana spot. The recent highlights for our product and marketing are many, including receiving eight awards from noted running and fitness publications for our performance footwear, and elite runner Meb achieving his personal best in Skechers GOrun, becoming the fastest American marathon runner and placing fourth at the 2012 Olympics. Our focus and execution have translated into a strong fourth quarter, and as we continue to grow our businesses around the world, we believe this positive momentum will continue and we will experience a strong first half of 2013.”

Mr. Weinberg added, “2012 marked a return to profitability with growth in all of our revenue channels in the fourth quarter. With backlogs up double digits for our combined domestic and international wholesale businesses, and a strong start to the first quarter, we are confident that our growth trend will continue in 2013. We are looking forward to our Fall/Winter 2013 domestic and international trade shows later this month, delivering fresh Spring product around the world, and opening 30 to 35 new Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores this year. With a cash position of $325.8 million and inventory levels in line with our projected growth, we believe we are well positioned for growth across all our platforms.”

ABOUT SKECHERS USA, Inc.

SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of footwear for men, women and children under the SKECHERS name, as well as under several uniquely branded names. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, and over 100 countries and territories through the Company’s global network of distributors and subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia. For more information, please visit www.skechers.com, and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or simply state future results, performance or achievements, and can be identified by the use of forward looking language such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will result,” “could,” “may,” “might,” or any variations of such words with similar meanings. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include international, national and local general economic, political and market conditions including the ongoing global economic slowdown and market instability; entry into the highly competitive performance footwear market; sustaining, managing and forecasting costs and proper inventory levels; losing any significant customers, decreased demand by industry retailers and cancellation of order commitments due to the lack of popularity of particular designs and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image and intense competition among sellers of footwear for consumers; anticipating, identifying, interpreting or forecasting changes in fashion trends, consumer demand for the products and the various market factors described above; sales levels during the spring, back-to-school and holiday selling seasons; and other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in SKECHERS’ Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. The risks included here are not exhaustive. SKECHERS operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the companies cannot predict all such risk factors, nor can the companies assess the impact of all such risk factors on their respective businesses or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Moreover, reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance.

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SKECHERS U.S.A., INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

                 
    December 31,   December 31,
    2012   2011
ASSETS
               
Current Assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 325,826   $ 351,144
Trade accounts receivable, net
  213,697   176,018
Other receivables
  7,491   6,636
 
               
Total receivables
  221,188   182,654
Inventories
  339,012   226,407
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
  27,755   88,005
Deferred tax assets
  26,531   39,141
 
               
Total current assets
  940,312   887,351
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated
  362,446   376,446
depreciation and amortization
               
Intangible assets, less applicable amortization
  3,242   4,148
Deferred tax assets
  16,387   530
Other assets, at cost
  17,833   13,413
 
               
Total non-current assets
  399,908   394,537
 
               
TOTAL ASSETS
  $ 1,340,220   $ 1,281,888
 
               
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
               
Current Liabilities:
               
Current installments of long-term borrowings
  $ 11,668   $ 10,059
Short-term borrowings
  2,425   50,413
Accounts payable
  241,525   231,000
Accrued expenses
  36,923   16,994
 
               
Total current liabilities
  292,541   308,466
Long-term borrowings, excluding current installments
  128,517   76,531
Deferred tax liabilities
  73   4,364
 
               
Total non-current liabilities
  128,590   80,895
Total liabilities
  421,131   389,361
Equity:
               
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. equity
  875,969   852,561
Noncontrolling interests
  43,120   39,966
 
               
Total equity
  919,089   892,527
 
               
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
  $ 1,340,220   $ 1,281,888
 
               

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SKECHERS U.S.A., INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)

                                 
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
    2012   2011   2012   2011
Net sales
  $ 395,617   $ 283,248   $ 1,560,321   $ 1,606,016
Cost of sales
  227,153   170,635   876,995   982,268
 
                               
Gross profit
  168,464   112,613   683,326   623,748
Royalty income
  2,601   3,128   7,104   7,558
 
                               
 
  171,065   115,741   690,430   631,306
 
                               
Operating expenses:
                               
Selling
  31,086   23,398   134,920   152,000
General and administrative
  132,142   150,851   532,373   569,164
Legal settlements (recoveries)
  (123 )   44,581   818   43,935
 
                               
 
  163,105   218,830   668,111   765,099
 
                               
Income (loss) from operations
  7,960   (103,089 )   22,319   (133,793 )
Other income (expense):
                               
Interest, net
  (3,450 )   (2,042 )   (12,765 )   (6,002 )
Gain (loss) on disposal of assets
  (14 )   9,893   (216 )   9,632
Other, net
  2,138   (299 )   1,135   (884 )
 
                               
 
  (1,326 )   7,552   (11,846 )   2,746
 
                               
Earnings (loss) before income taxes
  6,634   (95,537 )   10,473   (131,047 )
Income tax expense (benefit)
  2,968   (37,500 )   (39 )   (63,467 )
 
                               
Net income (loss)
  3,666   (58,037 )   10,512   (67,580 )
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest.
  (290 )   (376 )   1,000   (96 )
 
                               
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc.
  $ 3,956   $ (57,661 )   $ 9,512   $ (67,484 )
 
                               
Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc.:
                               
Basic
  $ 0.08   $ (1.18 )   $ 0.19   $ (1.39 )
 
                               
Diluted
  $ 0.08   $ (1.18 )   $ 0.19   $ (1.39 )
 
                               
Weighted average shares used in calculating earnings (loss) per share attributable to Skechers U.S.A., Inc.:
                               
Basic
  49,980   48,931   49,495   48,491
 
                               
Diluted
  50,271   48,931   49,942   48,491
 
                               

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