Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Reports Results For Fiscal Third Quarter

- Net Earnings per Diluted Share of $1.12
- Quarterly Comparable Store Sales Increase by Approximately 1.3%
- Quarterly Net Sales Increase by Approximately 6.0%
- Now Modeling Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2013 Net Earnings per Diluted Share of Approximately $1.60 to $1.67
- Now Modeling Full Year Net Earnings per Diluted Share to be Approximately $4.79 to $4.86

PR Newswire

UNION, N.J., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. today reported net earnings of $1.12 per diluted share ($237.2 million) in the fiscal third quarter ended November 30, 2013, an increase of approximately 8.7% versus net earnings of $1.03 per diluted share ($232.8 million) in the same quarter a year ago.  Net sales for the fiscal third quarter of 2013 were approximately $2.865 billion, an increase of approximately 6.0% from net sales of approximately $2.702 billion reported in the fiscal third quarter of 2012.  Comparable store sales in the fiscal third quarter of 2013 increased by approximately 1.3%, compared with an increase of approximately 1.7% in last year's fiscal third quarter.  

During the fiscal third quarter of 2013, the Company repurchased approximately $171 million of its common stock, representing approximately 2.3 million shares.  As of November 30, 2013, the remaining balance of the existing share repurchase program authorized in December 2012 was approximately $1.7 billion. 

For the fiscal nine months ended November 30, 2013, the Company reported net earnings of $3.20 per diluted share ($689.0 million), an increase of approximately 10.7% over net earnings of $2.89 per diluted share ($663.9 million) in the corresponding period a year ago.  Net sales for the fiscal nine months of 2013 were approximately $8.301 billion, an increase of approximately 10.5% from net sales of approximately $7.513 billion in the corresponding period a year ago.  Comparable store sales for both the fiscal nine months of 2013 and the fiscal nine months of 2012 increased by approximately 2.7%. 

The Company is now modeling net earnings per diluted share to be approximately $1.60 to $1.67 for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2013, as compared to our previous model of $1.70 to $1.77, and to be approximately $4.79 to $4.86 for the full year, which will include Cost Plus, Inc. ("World Market") and Linen Holdings for all of fiscal 2013, as compared to our previous model of $4.88 to $5.01.  The modeling of net earnings per diluted share is based upon a number of planning assumptions which will be described in the Company's third quarter of fiscal 2013 conference call. Information regarding access to the call is available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.bedbathandbeyond.com.

The accompanying consolidated financial information for fiscal 2013 includes the accounts of Linen Holdings and World Market from the beginning of the fiscal year and for fiscal 2012, includes the accounts of Linen Holdings since the date of its acquisition on June 1, 2012 and World Market since the date of its acquisition on June 29, 2012.  Linen Holdings is excluded from the comparable store sales calculations and will continue to be excluded on an ongoing basis because it represents non-retail activity.  World Market was excluded from the comparable store sales calculations through the end of the fiscal first half of 2013 and is included beginning with the fiscal third quarter of 2013.

As of November 30, 2013, the Company had a total of 1,491 stores, including 1,011 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, 269 stores under the names of World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus, 86 buybuy BABY stores, 76 stores under a combination of the names of Christmas Tree Shops or andThat!, and 49 stores under the names of Harmon or Harmon Face Values.  During the fiscal third quarter, the Company opened five Bed Bath & Beyond stores, two stores under a combination of the names Christmas Tree Shops or andThat! and three World Market stores as well as closed three Bed Bath & Beyond stores.  Consolidated store space, net of openings and closings for all our concepts, as of November 30, 2013 was approximately 42.5 million square feet. In addition, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates four stores in the Mexico City market under the name Bed Bath & Beyond which includes one store opened since the beginning of the fiscal fourth quarter of 2013.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") operates a chain of retail stores under the names of Bed Bath & Beyond, World Market, Cost Plus World Market, Cost Plus, a combination of the names Christmas Tree Shops or andThat!, Harmon, Harmon Face Values and buybuy BABY.  The Company is also a partner in a joint venture which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.  Through its retail stores, the Company sells a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings.  Domestics merchandise includes categories such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles.  Home furnishings include categories such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and certain juvenile products.  Additionally, the Company includes Linen Holdings, a provider of a variety of textile products, amenities and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, food service, healthcare and other industries.  Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. are traded on NASDAQ under the symbol "BBBY" and are included in the Standard and Poor's 500 and Global 1200 Indices and the NASDAQ-100 Index.  The Company is counted among the Fortune 500 and the Forbes 2000.   

This press release may contain forward-looking statements.  Many of these forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as may, will, expect, anticipate, approximate, estimate, assume, continue, model, project, plan, and similar words and phrases.  The Company's actual results and future financial condition may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such factors include, without limitation: general economic conditions including the housing market, a challenging overall macroeconomic environment and related changes in the retailing environment, consumer preferences and spending habits; demographics and other macroeconomic factors that may impact the level of spending for the types of merchandise sold by the Company; civil disturbances and terrorist acts; unusual weather patterns and natural disasters; competition from existing and potential competitors; competition from other channels of distribution; pricing pressures; the ability to attract and retain qualified employees in all areas of the organization; the cost of labor, merchandise and other costs and expenses; the ability to find suitable locations at acceptable occupancy costs and other terms to support the Company's expansion program; uncertainty in financial markets; disruptions to the Company's information technology systems including but not limited to security breaches of the Company's systems protecting consumer and employee information; reputational risk arising from the acts of third parties; changes to statutory, regulatory and legal requirements; new, or developments in existing, litigation, claims or assessments; changes to, or new, tax laws or interpretation of existing tax laws; changes to, or new, accounting standards including, without limitation, changes to lease accounting standards; and the integration of acquired businesses.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements. 

 

BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Earnings

 (in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)


















 Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended


















 November 30, 


 November 24, 


 November 30, 


 November 24, 




2013


2012


2013


2012


























Net sales

$

2,864,837


$

2,701,801


$

8,300,649


$

7,513,108















Cost of sales


1,743,147



1,627,791



5,032,504



4,519,230

















Gross profit


1,121,690



1,074,010



3,268,145



2,993,878















Selling, general and administrative expenses


747,043



712,361



2,180,631



1,953,694

















Operating profit


374,647



361,649



1,087,514



1,040,184















Interest income (expense), net


1,314



(3,122)



(586)



(3,909)

















Earnings before provision for income taxes


375,961



358,527



1,086,928



1,036,275















Provision for income taxes 


138,764



125,777



397,937



372,359

















Net earnings

$

237,197


$

232,750


$

688,991


$

663,916















Net earnings per share - Basic

$

1.13


$

1.04


$

3.24


$

2.93

Net earnings per share - Diluted

$

1.12


$

1.03


$

3.20


$

2.89















Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic


209,704



223,687



212,430



226,362

Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted


212,315



226,661



215,116



229,551

 

BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, unaudited)















November 30, 


November 24, 






2013


2012











Assets



















Current assets:










 Cash and cash equivalents



$

471,064


$

672,262


 Short term investment securities




223,114



112,450


 Merchandise inventories




2,881,561



2,763,907


 Other current assets




478,865



419,234












        Total current assets




4,054,604



3,967,853











Long term investment securities




87,021



74,668

Property and equipment, net




1,523,253



1,433,592

Goodwill





486,279



492,217

Other assets





393,332



418,506
















$

6,544,489


$

6,386,836











Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

















Current liabilities:










Accounts payable



$

1,145,281


$

1,088,651


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities




417,073



423,202


Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities




267,332



235,789


Current income taxes payable




3,674



89,271












       Total current liabilities




1,833,360



1,836,913











Deferred rent and other liabilities




493,845



479,164

Income taxes payable




87,456



93,637












       Total liabilities




2,414,661



2,409,714











Total shareholders' equity




4,129,828



3,977,122
















$

6,544,489


$

6,386,836

 

BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)




















 Nine Months Ended 




















November 30, 


November 24, 








2013


2012
























Cash Flows from Operating Activities:





















Net earnings





$

688,991


$

663,916


Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash









provided by operating activities:









Depreciation





160,672



139,411



Stock-based compensation




42,078



34,591



Tax benefit from stock-based compensation



12,676



13,056



Deferred income taxes





6,275



(13,897)



Other






(1,007)



826



Increase in assets, net of effect of acquisitions:









     Merchandise inventories




(415,347)



(496,100)



     Trading investment securities



(10,702)



(3,508)



     Other current assets




(101,907)



(86,975)



     Other assets





(5,478)



(10,655)



Increase (decrease) in liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:








     Accounts payable





244,761



292,305



     Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



24,301



8,398



     Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities



15,851



21,196



     Income taxes payable




(66,284)



32,110



     Deferred rent and other liabilities



7,056



12,742














Net cash provided by operating activities



601,936



607,416













Cash Flows from Investing Activities:





















Purchase of held-to-maturity investment securities



(682,339)



(393,578)


Redemption of held-to-maturity investment securities



909,375



1,031,249


Redemption of available-for-sale investment securities



-



31,715


Capital expenditures 





(228,928)



(238,405)


Investment in unconsolidated joint venture



(3,436)



-


Payment for acquisitions, net of cash acquired



-



(643,098)


Payment for acquisition of trademarks



-



(40,000)














Net cash used in investing activities




(5,328)



(252,117)













Cash Flows from Financing Activities:





















Proceeds from exercise of stock options



54,431



31,660


Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation



7,293



3,885


Payment for credit facility assumed in acquisition



-



(25,511)


Repurchase of common stock, including fees



(752,239)



(696,237)














Net cash used in financing activities




(690,515)



(686,203)














Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents



(93,907)



(330,904)













Cash and cash equivalents:










Beginning of period 





564,971



1,003,166


End of period





$

471,064


$

672,262

 

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