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Five Below, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

Reports sales growth of 25% to $138.0 million

Reports diluted EPS of $0.06

Reiterates full year fiscal 2014 EPS guidance

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five Below, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIVE) today announced financial results for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended November 1, 2014.

For the thirteen weeks ended November 1, 2014:

  • Net sales increased by 24.6% to $138.0 million from $110.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013; comparable store sales increased by 1.5%.
  • Operating income increased to $5.5 million from $3.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Adjusted operating income, which excludes the impact of the founders' transaction in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 (see GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation table), increased to $5.5 million from $4.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
  • The Company opened 12 new stores and ended the quarter with 365 stores in 21 states. This represents an increase in stores of 20% from the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
  • U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, net income was $3.3 million compared to $1.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Adjusted net income, which excludes the impact of the founders' transaction in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 (see GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation table), was $3.3 million compared to $2.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
  • GAAP diluted income per common share was $0.06 compared to $0.03 per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Adjusted diluted income per common share, which is adjusted net income on an adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding basis in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 (see GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation table), was $0.06 per share compared to $0.05 per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

Thomas Vellios, Co-Founder and CEO, stated: "We delivered another quarter of solid performance with sales and earnings at the high end of our guidance range despite the 9% comp comparison from the third quarter of 2013. We have now completed our 62 planned 2014 openings and are very pleased with the consistent strength in performance we continue to see out of our new stores."

Mr. Vellios added: "We have worked hard all year building our capabilities, adding necessary talent, bringing on seasoned leadership and breaking ground on a new East Coast distribution center to support the considerable runway of growth that lies ahead. Across marketing, merchandising, stores and the entire organization, we believe Five Below is ready and in a great position to deliver on our promise of newness, excitement and value to customers this holiday season."

For the thirty-nine weeks ended November 1, 2014:

  • Net sales increased by 28.8% to $416.5 million from $323.4 million in the comparable period in fiscal 2013; comparable store sales increased by 3.6%.
  • Operating income was $24.1 million as compared to $13.4 million in the comparable period in fiscal 2013. Adjusted operating income, which excludes the impact of the founders' transaction in both periods and the fees incurred related to the Company's secondary public offering in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 (see GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation table), increased to $24.9 million as compared to $18.9 million in the comparable period in fiscal 2013.
  • The Company opened 61 new stores, compared to 60 net new stores opened in the comparable period in fiscal 2013.
  • GAAP net income was $14.7 million compared to $7.3 million in the comparable period in fiscal 2013. Adjusted net income, which excludes the impact of the founders' transaction in both periods and the fees incurred related to the Company's secondary public offering in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 (see GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation table), was $15.2 million compared to $11.1 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2013.
  • GAAP diluted income per common share was $0.27 compared to $0.13 per share in the comparable period in fiscal 2013. Adjusted diluted income per common share, which is adjusted net income on an adjusted diluted weighted average common shares outstanding basis in both periods (see GAAP/Non-GAAP reconciliation table), was $0.28, compared to $0.20 in the comparable period in fiscal 2013.

Balance sheet highlights as of November 1, 2014:

  • Cash and cash equivalents: $5.3 million
  • Total liquidity (cash and cash equivalents plus availability on a $20 million revolver facility): $25.3 million

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Guidance:

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, net sales are expected to be in the range of $262 million to $266 million based on opening one new store and assuming a 4% increase in comparable store sales. GAAP net income is expected to be in the range of $32.5 million to $33.8 million, with a GAAP diluted income per common share range of $0.59 to $0.62 on approximately 54.7 million estimated diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

For fiscal 2014, net sales are expected to be in the range of $678 million to $682 million based on opening 62 new stores for the full year and assuming an approximate 4% increase in comparable store sales. GAAP net income is expected to be in the range of $47.2 million to $48.5 million, with a GAAP diluted income per common share of $0.86 to $0.89 on approximately 54.6 million estimated diluted weighted average shares outstanding. Excluding $0.5 million, or $0.01 per adjusted diluted share in tax-effected expenses related to the founders' transaction, adjusted net income is expected to be in the range of $47.7 million to $49.0 million, or $0.87 to $0.90 per diluted share based on estimated adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 54.7 million.

Conference Call Information:

A conference call to discuss the third quarter fiscal 2014 financial results is scheduled for today, December 4, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 888-797-2994 (international callers please dial 913-312-0648) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online at investor.fivebelow.com in the investor relations section of the website.

A taped replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed both online and by dialing 877-870-5176 (toll/international 858-384-5517). The pin number to access the telephone replay is 8632781. The replay will be available until December 11, 2014.

Non-GAAP Information:

This press release includes non-GAAP adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding and adjusted diluted income per common share, each a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company has reconciled these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in tables accompanying this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures not only provide its management with comparable financial data for internal financial analysis but also provide meaningful supplemental information to investors. Specifically, these non-GAAP financial measures allow investors to better understand the performance of the Company's business and facilitate a meaningful evaluation of its quarterly and fiscal year 2014 diluted income per common share and actual results on a comparable basis with its quarterly and fiscal year 2013 results. In evaluating these non-GAAP financial measures, investors should be aware that in the future the Company may incur expenses or be involved in transactions that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. The Company's presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. The Company has provided this information as a means to evaluate the results of its ongoing operations. Other companies in the Company's industry may calculate these items differently than it does. Each of these measures is not a measure of performance under GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which reflect management's current views and estimates regarding the Company's industry, business strategy, goals and expectations concerning its market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. Investors can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "future" and similar terms and phrases. The Company cannot assure investors that future developments affecting the Company will be those that it has anticipated. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to risks relating to the Company's strategy and expansion plans, the availability of suitable new store locations, risks that consumer spending may decline and that U.S. and global macroeconomic conditions may worsen, risks related to the Company's continued retention of its senior management and other key personnel, risks relating to changes in consumer preferences and economic conditions, risks relating to extreme weather, risks relating to the Company's distribution centers, quality or safety concerns about the Company's merchandise, events that may affect the Company's vendors, increased competition from other retailers including online retailers, risks relating to cyber security, risks relating to trade restrictions, and risks associated with leasing substantial amounts of space. For further details and a discussion of these and risks and uncertainties, see the Company's periodic reports, including the annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of the Company's assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by the Company in this news release speaks only as of the date on which the Company makes it. Factors or events that could cause the Company's actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of them. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.

About Five Below:

Five Below is a rapidly growing specialty value retailer offering a broad range of trend-right, high-quality merchandise targeted at the teen and pre-teen customer. Five Below offers a dynamic, edited assortment of exciting products in a fun and differentiated store environment, all priced at $5 and below, including select brands and licensed merchandise across a number of category worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Crafts, Party, Candy, and Now. Five Below is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.fivebelow.com.

FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
November 1, 2014 February 1, 2014 November 2, 2013
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,291 $ 50,184 $ 5,550
Inventories 167,174 89,377 115,484
Prepaid income taxes 6,211 1,497 5,675
Deferred income taxes 5,199 4,586 2,060
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 20,421 15,255 17,286
Total current assets 204,296 160,899 146,055
Property and equipment, net 84,206 70,381 69,564
Deferred income taxes 1,618 232
Other assets 278 542 596
$ 290,398 $ 232,054 $ 216,215
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Line of credit $ — $ — $ —
Current portion of note payable 19,500
Accounts payable 82,857 34,013 52,422
Income taxes payable 537 6,007 37
Accrued salaries and wages 5,130 2,672 4,125
Other accrued expenses 22,664 17,550 15,587
Total current liabilities 111,188 79,742 72,171
Note payable 19,500
Deferred rent and other 40,357 35,439 34,396
Deferred income taxes 1,063
Total liabilities 151,545 115,181 127,130
Shareholders' equity:
Common stock 544 542 542
Additional paid-in capital 291,889 284,622 281,660
Accumulated deficit (153,580) (168,291) (193,117)
Total shareholders' equity 138,853 116,873 89,085
$ 290,398 $ 232,054 $ 216,215
FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
Net sales $ 137,979 $ 110,747 $ 416,462 $ 323,438
Cost of goods sold 96,356 76,513 284,999 219,591
Gross profit 41,623 34,234 131,463 103,847
Selling, general and administrative expenses 36,143 31,213 107,386 90,451
Operating income 5,480 3,021 24,077 13,396
Interest expense, net 6 321 88 1,223
Loss on debt extinguishment 244 266
Income before income taxes 5,474 2,700 23,745 11,907
Income tax expense 2,163 1,023 9,034 4,591
Net income 3,311 1,677 14,711 7,316
Net income attributable to participating securities (21) (20) (110)
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 3,311 $ 1,656 $ 14,691 $ 7,206
Basic income per common share $ 0.06 $ 0.03 $ 0.27 $ 0.14
Diluted income per common share $ 0.06 $ 0.03 $ 0.27 $ 0.13
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic shares 54,329,859 53,409,601 54,159,532 53,227,393
Diluted shares 54,662,869 53,801,797 54,539,286 53,662,570
FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
November 1, 2014 November 2, 2013
Operating activities:
Net income $ 14,711 $ 7,316
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 12,605 9,859
Loss on debt extinguishment 244 266
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 95 438
Amortization of deferred financing costs 18 170
Share-based compensation expense 4,204 7,511
Deferred income taxes (1,998) (1,252)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Prepaid income taxes (4,715) (5,639)
Inventories (77,797) (54,653)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (5,164) (5,900)
Accounts payable 46,518 22,717
Income taxes payable (5,470) (7,046)
Accrued salaries and wages 2,458 (79)
Deferred rent 5,655 6,976
Other accrued expenses 5,015 2,018
Net cash used in operating activities (3,621) (17,298)
Investing activities:
Capital expenditures (24,787) (21,758)
Net cash used in investing activities (24,787) (21,758)
Financing activities:
Repayment of note payable under Term Loan Facility (19,500) (15,000)
Cash paid for debt financing costs (40)
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock 105 81
Proceeds from exercise of options to purchase common stock 1,221 1,332
Repurchase of unvested restricted shares related to stock option exercises (1) (4)
Excess tax benefit related to exercises of stock options 1,690 2,156
Net cash used in financing activities (16,485) (11,475)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (44,893) (50,531)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 50,184 56,081
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 5,291 $ 5,550
FIVE BELOW, INC.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Reconciliation of operating income, as reported, to adjusted operating income
Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
Operating income, as reported $ 5,480 $ 3,021 $ 24,077 $ 13,396
Adjustments:
Founders' transaction (1) 1,515 858 4,545
Secondary public offering fees (2) 1,000
Adjusted operating income $ 5,480 $ 4,536 $ 24,935 $ 18,941
Reconciliation of net income attributable to common shareholders, as reported, to adjusted net income
Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
Net income attributable to common shareholders, as reported $ 3,311 $ 1,656 $ 14,691 $ 7,206
Adjustments:
Net income attributable to participating securities, as reported 21 20 110
Net income, as reported 3,311 1,677 14,711 7,316
Adjustments:
Founders' transaction (1) 1,515 858 4,545
Secondary public offering fees (2) 1,000
Less tax benefit (599) (324) (1,752)
Adjusted net income $ 3,311 $ 2,593 $ 15,245 $ 11,109
Reconciliation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding, as reported, to adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding
Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding, as reported 54,662,869 53,801,797 54,539,286 53,662,570
Adjustments:
Unvested and vested restricted stock (3) 694,286 118,425 814,701
Adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding 54,662,869 54,496,083 54,657,711 54,477,271
Reconciliation of diluted income per common share, as reported, to adjusted diluted income per common share
Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
November 1,
2014
November 2,
2013
Diluted income per common share, as reported $ 0.06 $ 0.03 $ 0.27 $ 0.13
Adjustments to numerator:
Founders' transaction and secondary public offering fees per share (1) (2) 0.03 0.02 0.10
Income tax benefit per share (0.01) (0.01) (0.03)
Adjusted diluted income per common share $ 0.06 $ 0.05 $ 0.28 $ 0.20
(1) Founders' transaction relates to the expense recognition for the options granted to the founders in fiscal 2010 and their modification in March 2012, which cancelled the fiscal 2010 option award to purchase 2,020,620 shares of common stock and granted an equal number of restricted shares that vested through March 2014.
(2) During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company incurred approximately $1.0 million of non tax deductible expenses related to legal, accounting, and other fees in connection with its secondary public offering that closed in July 2013.
(3) Assumes the impact of all unvested and vested restricted stock related to the Founders' transaction as of the beginning of the period.

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