Perfumania Holdings Reports Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Net Sales of $142 Million

BELLPORT, N.Y., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Perfumania Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERF) (“Perfumania” or the “Company”) a U.S. specialty retailer and distributor of fragrances and related beauty products, today reported operating results for the three and twelve months ended January 28, 2017.

($ in thousands, except per share data & percentage)Thirteen Weeks Ended Fiscal Year Ended
January 28,January 30, January 28,January 30,
2017 2016 Change 2017 2016 Change
Net sales retail$81,222 $97,310 (16.5%) $237,297 $293,395 (19.1%)
Net sales wholesale 60,301 65,163 (7.5%) 231,568 248,569 (6.8%)
Total net sales$141,523 $162,473 (12.9%) $468,865 $541,964 (13.5%)
Gross profit retail$39,260 $49,172 (20.2%) $116,791 $147,468 (20.8%)
Gross profit wholesale 26,011 28,633 (9.2%) 104,541 110,156 (5.1%)
Total gross profit$65,271 $77,805 (16.1%) $221,332 $257,624 (14.1%)
Gross profit margin 46.1% 47.9% (180 bps) 47.2% 47.5%(33 bps)
Net (loss) income from operations ($5,186)$4,602 ($16,695) ($4,029)
Net (loss) income ($6,900)$2,264 ($23,639) ($11,671)
Net (loss) income per basic and diluted common share ( $0.45)$0.15 ($1.53) ($0.75)

Michael Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Perfumania, commented, "Fiscal 2016 marked a challenging and transitional period for Perfumania. Our retail stores, in particular at locations in malls and tourist-dependent areas, were impacted by an intense promotional and competitive sales environment, reduced foot traffic and weaker than expected consumer spending. As a result of the ongoing headwinds, the Company has undertaken an exhaustive review of its operations to effect the significant changes needed to resolve the issues that challenge our ability to achieve sustainable profitability. As such, we are accelerating the closure of underperforming stores where we do not see the potential for long-term growth and profitability. This review, while on-going, has already resulted in the reduction of our store footprint to 287 stores as of fiscal 2016 year end, and since that time, we closed an additional 43 locations, amounting to a reduction of over 20% of our retail store footprint.

“To offset the challenges we are facing at our brick and mortar locations and with the rapidly increasing shift in consumer shopping patterns out of traditional retail to e-commerce, we are actively implementing initiatives that will afford us the ability to gain added leverage from our e-commerce platform and improve our utilization of social networking, mobile, and digital applications to engage our customers. Increasing sales volume through Perfumania's e-commerce platform is one of our key growth initiatives and during fiscal 2017 we plan to strategically allocate additional resources and focus on improving the overall online shopping experience and identifying opportunities to leverage digital technologies to enable Perfumania to more deeply connect with our customers.

“In addition, we have recently undertaken an exhaustive review of our human and infrastructure resources and will be making the appropriate changes that are expected to yield cost savings and better align our operational structure with the changing market dynamics.

“As it relates to our product offering, we have undertaken initiatives to drive efficiencies in promotional spending and further diversify our sales mix as we continue to emphasize a greater percentage of owned brands. The cornerstone of our marketing philosophy for our Perfumania stores is to develop consumer awareness that the stores offer an extensive assortment of brand name and designer fragrances at discount prices.

Mr. Katz, concluded, “As we look ahead, we understand that there is still much work to be done and that our continued success in implementing our strategic changes is imperative as we look to establish a foundation for sustainable long-term growth.”

Operating Review
Net sales during the thirteen weeks ended January 28, 2017, decreased 12.9% to $141.5 million, compared to $162.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, reflecting a decrease in same store sales and lower store count as the average number of stores operated was 292, or 8.2% less compared to 318 stores in operation in the prior year period.

Retail segment net sales decreased 16.5% to $81.2 million, compared with last year’s fourth quarter, due in large part to overall lower foot traffic across Perfumania stores, compared with last year’s fourth quarter.

Wholesale segment net sales decreased 7.5% to $60.3 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 reflecting decreased sales for Quality Fragrance Group of $3 million related to lower customer demand and a decrease in Parlux sales of approximately $1.9 million due to weaker consumer demand, principally in department stores.

Gross profit during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 was $65.3 million, a decrease of 16.1%, compared to last year’s fourth quarter due to lower net sales. This led to gross profit margin of 46.1%, compared to 47.9% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Total operating expenses were $70.5 million for the fourth quarter, compared to $73.2 million during last year’s fourth quarter principally reflecting lower advertising expenses.

Interest expense was $1.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, comparable to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

These factors resulted in a net loss of $6.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.45, compared to a net income of $2.3 million, or a net income per diluted share of $0.15 during last year’s fourth quarter.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity
Cash and cash equivalents were $7.5 million as of January 28, 2017, compared to $5.6 million at January 30, 2016.

Net cash provided by operating activities during the fifty-two weeks ended January 28, 2017 was approximately $19.3 million, compared with approximately $38.1 million provided by operating activities during the prior year period. The decrease in cash primarily reflected changes in working capital and increase in our net loss.

Net cash used in investing activities was approximately $3.1 million in the fifty-two weeks ended January 28, 2017, compared to $8.5 million in prior year period. The decrease in cash used in investing activities resulted from fewer new Perfumania store openings and renovations during the fifty-two weeks ended January 28, 2017, compared with the fifty-two weeks ended January 30, 2016.

The Company has a $175 million revolving credit facility with a syndicate of banks, which is used for the Company's general corporate purposes and those of its subsidiaries, including working capital. The Company was in compliance with all financial and operating covenants under the Senior Credit facility and as of January 28, 2017, the Company had $94.7 million available to borrow under the Senior Credit Facility.

About Perfumania Holdings, Inc.
Perfumania Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERF) is the largest specialty retailer and distributor of fragrances and related beauty products across the United States. Perfumania has a 30 year history of innovative marketing and sales management, brand development, license sourcing and wholesale distribution making it the premier destination for fragrances and other beauty supplies. As of January 28, 2017 the Company operated 287 corporate-owned retail stores as well as e-commerce, specializing in the sale of fragrances and related products across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Company also operates a wholesale distribution network that addresses approximately 57,000 retail doors. For additional information please visit www.perfumaniaholdings.com or contact us at perf@jcir.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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PERFUMANIA HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
January 28,
2017
January 30,
2016
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $7,474 $5,640
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,267 and $1,233 as of January 25,572 29,602
28, 2017 and January 30, 2016, respectively
Inventories 196,654 221,336
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 10,619 9,862
Total current assets 240,319 266,440
Property and equipment, net 16,692 25,892
Goodwill 38,769 38,769
Intangible and other assets, net 14,520 19,945
Total assets $310,300 $351,046
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $28,605 $32,175
Accounts payable – affiliates 1,027 300
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 28,686 33,205
Current portion of obligations under capital leases 1,237 1,248
Total current liabilities 59,555 66,928
Revolving credit facility 13,078
Notes payable – affiliates 125,366 125,366
Long-term portion of obligations under capital leases 1,223
Other long-term liabilities 64,954 60,474
Total liabilities 249,875 267,069
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $0.10 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; as of January
28, 2017 and January 30, 2016, none issued
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 35,000,000 shares authorized; 16,392,012

164


164
shares as of January 28, 2017 and January 30, 2016
Additional paid-in capital 222,048 221,961
Accumulated deficit (153,210) (129,571)
Treasury stock, at cost, 898,249 shares as of January 28, 2017 and January 30, 2016 (8,577) (8,577)
Total shareholders’ equity 60,425 83,977
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $310,300 $351,046


PERFUMANIA HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Thirteen
Weeks Ended
Thirteen
Weeks Ended
Fiscal Year
Ended
Fiscal Year
Ended
January 28,
2017
January 30,
2016
January 28,
2017
January 30,
2016
Net Sales $ 141,523 $ 162,473 $ 468,865 $ 541,964
Cost of goods sold 76,252 84,668 247,533 284,340
Gross profit 65,271 77,805 221,332 257,624
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative expenses 61,465 69,261 222,373 249,540
Asset impairment 6,945 1,032 6,945 1,032
Share-based compensation expense 34 80 87 297
Depreciation and amortization 2,013 2,830 8,622 10,784
Total operating expenses 70,457 73,203 238,027 261,653
(Loss) income from operations (5,186) 4,602 (16,695) (4,029)
Interest expense 1,913 1,887 7,143 7,191
(Loss) income before income tax provision (7,099) 2,715 (23,838) (11,220)
Income tax (benefit) provision (199) 451 (199) 451
Net (loss) income $ (6,900) $ 2,264 $ (23,639) $ (11,671)
Net (loss) income per common share:
Basic and diluted $ (0.45) $ 0.15 $ (1.53) $ (0.75)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic 15,493,763 15,554,763 15,493,763 15,486,957
Diluted 15,493,763 15,554,763 15,493,763 15,486,957


PERFUMANIA HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
($ in thousands)
Fiscal Year Fiscal Year
EndedEnded
January 28, 2017January 30, 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss$ (23,639) $ (11,671)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Asset Impairment 6,945 1,032
Depreciation and amortization 8,622 10,784
Amortization of deferred financing costs 343 343
Provision (benefit) for losses on accounts receivable 1,716 (30)
Share-based compensation 87 297
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 2,314 (1,795)
Inventories 24,682 32,035
Prepaid expenses and other assets 1,076 5,409
Accounts payable (3,570) (7,088)
Accounts payable-affiliates 727 31
Accrued expenses and other liabilities and other long-term liabilities (39) 8,763
Net cash provided by operating activities 19,264 38,110
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property and equipment (3,118) (8,485)
Net cash used in investing activities (3,118) (8,485)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Net repayments under bank line of credit (13,078) (24,483)
Principal payments under capital lease obligations (1,234) (1,092)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants 57
Net cash used in financing activities (14,312) (25,518)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,834 4,107
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 5,640 1,533
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year$ 7,474 $ 5,640
Supplemental Information:
Cash paid during the period for:
Interest$ 1,153 $ 1,567
Income taxes$ 278 $ 634


Contact: Perfumania Holdings, Inc. Michael Katz President and Chief Executive Officer (631) 866-4156 JCIR Joseph Jaffoni / Norberto Aja (212) 835-8500 perf@jcir.com

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