JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended July 29, 2017.
- Total sales decreased 2.7 percent and comparable store sales decreased 5.0 percent
- Diluted loss per share of $0.28 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.06 in 2016
- Average store inventories 15 percent lower than last year’s second quarter
Net loss for the second quarter was $13.0 million or $0.28 per diluted share compared to net income of $3.0 million or $0.06 per diluted share in 2016. For the first six months of 2017, net loss was $9.3 million or $0.20 per diluted share compared to net income of $16.3 million or $0.35 per diluted share in the same period in 2016.
“Our second quarter sales trends improved from the first quarter and were strongest in July as we more aggressively priced our clearance merchandise,” said Hunt Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer. “We are very pleased with the progress we made on our inventory management initiatives that resulted in 15 percent lower average store inventories at the end of the quarter. It is important that our inventories are in a very good position and well-balanced going into the fall season.”
“We will continue to operate our business with lean store inventories and tight expense control this fall while putting into place new merchandising and marketing strategies that include the launch of a new advertising campaign in September. We expect our lower inventories will give us better margins from lower markdowns primarily in the fourth quarter.”
Total sales for the second quarter of 2017 decreased 2.7 percent to $311.0 million, while comparable store sales decreased 5.0 percent. Ecommerce sales were up 41 percent over last year’s second quarter. For the first six months of 2017, total sales decreased 4.0 percent to $648.4 million, while comparable store sales decreased 6.4 percent.
Gross profit for the second quarter of 2017 was $64.7 million or 20.8 percent of sales compared to $89.4 million or 28.0 percent of sales in 2016. Gross profit for the first six months of 2017 was $160.2 million or 24.7 percent of sales compared to $198.3 million or 29.4 percent of sales in 2016. The lower gross profit rate for both periods reflects much higher markdowns and to a lesser extent higher occupancy costs that negatively leverage on lower sales.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $86.2 million compared to $83.8 million in 2016. SG&A expenses for the first six months of 2017 were $171.7 million compared to $170.3 million in 2016. The increase in SG&A expenses for both periods is primarily the result of higher operating expenses from new stores that were mostly offset by operating savings.
Inventories were $246 million at the end of the second quarter of 2017 compared to $280 million at the same time last year. Average inventories per store were down 15 percent to last year.
Borrowings under our credit facilities were $170.6 million at the end of the second quarter of 2017 compared to $167.4 million at the end of the second quarter last year. Unused availability at the end of the second quarter was $49.5 million.
Cash provided by operating activities was $24.9 million for the first six months of 2017 compared to $52.6 million for the first six months of 2016.
Capital expenditures totaled $11.8 million for the first six months of 2017 compared to $23.9 million for the first six months of 2016.
We had 292 stores at the end of the second quarter compared to 283 at the end of the second quarter last year. No stores were opened or closed during the second quarter. We are now expecting to open a total of 10 new stores and close six stores in 2017.
Filing of Form 10-Q
Reported results are preliminary and not final until the filing of our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 29, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and therefore remain subject to adjustment.
A conference call for investment analysts to discuss the Company’s second quarter 2017 results will be held at 4:30 p.m. ET on August 16, 2017. The call may be heard on the investor relations portion of the Company’s website at http://ir.steinmart.com. A replay of the conference call will be available on the website through August 31, 2017.
Stein Mart’s second quarter 2017 investor presentation has been posted to the investor relations portion of the Company’s website at http://ir.steinmart.com.
About Stein Mart
Stein Mart, Inc. is a national specialty and off-price retailer offering designer and name-brand fashion apparel, home décor, accessories and shoes at everyday discount prices. Stein Mart provides real value that customers will love every day both in stores and online. The Company currently operates 292 stores across 31 states. For more information, please visit www.steinmart.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release may be forward-looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Stein Mart’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted or expected results. Those risks include, without limitation: consumer sensitivity to economic conditions, competition in the retail industry, changes in fashion trends and consumer preferences, ability to implement our strategic plans to sustain profitable growth, effectiveness of advertising and marketing, capital availability and debt levels, dividend impact on stock price, ability to negotiate acceptable lease terms with current and potential landlords, ability to successfully implement strategies to exit under-performing stores, extreme and/or unseasonable weather conditions, adequate sources of merchandise at acceptable prices, dependence on certain key personnel and ability to attract and retain qualified employees, impacts of seasonality, increases in the cost of compensation and employee benefits, disruption of the Company’s distribution process, dependence on imported merchandise, information technology failures, data security breaches, single supplier for shoe department, single provider for ecommerce website, acts of terrorism, ability to adapt to new regulatory compliance and disclosure obligations, material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s filings with the SEC.
|Stein Mart, Inc.|
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
|13 Weeks Ended||13 Weeks Ended||26 Weeks Ended||26 Weeks Ended|
|July 29, 2017||July 30, 2016||July 29, 2017||July 30, 2016|
|Cost of merchandise sold||246,368||230,322||488,147||477,142|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||86,201||83,840||171,695||170,314|
|Operating (loss) income||(21,533||)||5,599||(11,471||)||28,017|
|Interest expense, net||1,142||883||2,281||1,849|
|(Loss) Income before income taxes||(22,675||)||4,716||(13,752||)||26,168|
|Income tax (benefit) expense||(9,682||)||1,709||(4,459||)||9,850|
|Net (loss) income||$||(12,993||)||$||3,007||$||(9,293||)||$||16,318|
|Net (loss) income per share:|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding:|
|Stein Mart, Inc.|
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except for share and per share data)
|July 29, 2017||January 28, 2017||July 30, 2016|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||10,577||$||10,604||$||11,765|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||32,200||30,249||20,925|
|Total current assets||289,020||331,963||312,381|
|Property and equipment, net||160,282||165,542||169,597|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Current portion of debt||5,833||10,000||10,000|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||69,418||72,772||68,411|
|Total current liabilities||162,812||197,191||176,596|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Preferred stock - $.01 par value; 1,000,000 shares|
|authorized; no shares issued or outstanding|
|Common stock - $.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares|
|authorized; 47,904,091, 47,018,942 and 46,848,195|
|shares issued and outstanding, respectively||479||470||468|
|Additional paid-in capital||53,721||50,241||46,547|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(287||)||(304||)||(269||)|
|Total shareholders’ equity||60,953||70,260||89,468|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||479,108||$||527,849||$||511,870|
|Stein Mart, Inc.|
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|26 Weeks Ended||26 Weeks Ended|
|July 29, 2017||July 30, 2016|
|Cash flows from operating activities:||(Unaudited)||(Unaudited)|
|Net (loss) income||$||(9,293||)||$||16,318|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||16,226||15,611|
|Store closing charges||172||37|
|Impairment of property and other assets||640||-|
|Loss on disposal of property and equipment||236||10|
|Deferred income taxes||4,199||978|
|Tax expense from equity issuances||-||(196||)|
|Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation||-||(471||)|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(1,951||)||(2,339||)|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||(3,757||)||(1,207||)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||24,943||52,592|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Net acquisition of property and equipment||(11,761||)||(23,939||)|
|Proceeds from cancelled corporate owned life insurance policies||1,445||55|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(10,316||)||(23,884||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from borrowings||230,094||164,913|
|Repayments of debt||(241,295||)||(187,713||)|
|Cash dividends paid||(3,563||)||(6,885||)|
|Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation||-||471|
|Proceeds from exercise of stock options and other||328||1,439|
|Repurchase of common stock||(218||)||(998||)|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(14,654||)||(28,773||)|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(27||)||(65||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year||10,604||11,830|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||10,577||$||11,765|
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, we present EBITDA in this release because we consider it to be an important supplemental measure of our performance and because it is frequently used by analysts, investors and others to evaluate the performance of companies. EBITDA is not calculated in the same manner by all companies. EBITDA should be used as a supplement to results of operations and cash flows as reported under GAAP and should not be considered to be a more meaningful measure than, or an alternative to, measures of operating performance as determined in accordance with GAAP.
The following table shows the Company’s reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA which are considered Non-GAAP financial measures. Adjustments to EBITDA include non-cash items (impairment charges), significant non-recurring unusual items (legal settlements) and new stores investments (pre-opening costs).
|Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA|
|Unaudited (in thousands)|
|26 Weeks||26 Weeks|
|July 29, 2017||July 30, 2016|
|Net (loss) income||($9,293)||$16,318|
|Add back amounts for computation of EBITDA:|
|Interest expense, net||2,281||1,849|
|Income tax (benefit) expense||(4,459)||9,850|
|Depreciation and amortization||16,226||15,611|
|Expense related to legal settlements||44||1,833|
|Non-cash impairment charges||640||-|
|New store pre-opening costs||1,231||1,388|
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