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Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation Announces Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter Results

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Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation
  • EPS of $0.41 for FY 2022 Second Quarter

  • Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.25 per Share

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (Nasdaq: BGFV) (the “Company,” “we,” “our,” “us,” “Big 5”), a leading sporting goods retailer, today reported financial results for the fiscal 2022 second quarter ended July 3, 2022.

Steven G. Miller, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In a challenging retail climate, we achieved earnings that were within our guidance range and higher than in any pre-pandemic second quarter. Our sales also exceeded any pre-pandemic second quarter, despite being softer than anticipated in the face of macroeconomic headwinds that accelerated over the course of the quarter. The flexibility of the Big 5 model enabled us to mitigate inflationary pressures and continue to generate strong merchandise margins and gross profit dollars. We ended the quarter with a strong balance sheet and a healthy inventory position. Over the course of the pandemic, we have enhanced and evolved our model and emerged a stronger company.   Looking at the back half of the year, Big 5 remains in a great position with its efficient model to continue to achieve solid operating results during a period of tremendous economic challenges.”

Net sales for the fiscal 2022 second quarter were $253.8 million compared to net sales of $326.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Same store sales, which are reported on a comparable-day basis, decreased 22.3% for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2021, but increased 3.9% versus the comparable-day period in pre-pandemic fiscal 2019.

Gross profit for the fiscal 2022 second quarter was $88.9 million, compared to $126.9 million in the second quarter of the prior year. The Company’s gross profit margin was 35.0% in the fiscal 2022 second quarter versus 38.9% in the second quarter of the prior year. The decrease in gross profit margin compared with the prior year primarily reflects higher store occupancy and warehouse expense as a percentage of net sales, partially offset by higher costs capitalized into inventory. The Company’s merchandise margins decreased by 102 basis points for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2021, primarily due to sales mix as well as some select promotional activity to drive sales amid a softening consumer backdrop. Merchandise margins for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 were 310 basis points higher than in any pre-pandemic second quarter in the Company’s history as a public company, reflecting the evolution of the Company’s pricing and promotional strategy.

Overall selling and administrative expense for the quarter decreased by $1.8 million from the prior year primarily due to lower performance-based incentive accruals and credit card fees, partially offset by broad-based inflationary impacts, including increased employee labor and benefit-related expenses year over year, and to a lesser degree higher advertising expense due in part to the Easter calendar shift. Additionally, the Company incurred a $1.0 million charge for the revaluation of workers’ compensation reserves due to a change in claims assessment methodology. As a percentage of net sales, selling and administrative expense increased to 30.2% in the fiscal 2022 second quarter, compared to 24.0% in the fiscal 2021 second quarter, due to the de-leveraging effect of lower sales.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 was $8.9 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, within the Company’s guidance range of $0.40 to $0.50 per diluted share. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter include a $0.03 charge related to revaluation of workers’ compensation reserves. This compares to record second quarter net income of $36.8 million, or $1.63 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2021.   Compared to pre-pandemic second quarter periods, fiscal 2022 second quarter earnings were the highest in the Company’s history.

For the 26-week period ended July 3, 2022, net sales were $495.8 million compared to net sales of $598.8 million in the first 26 weeks of last year. Same store sales decreased 17.3% in the first half of fiscal 2022 versus the comparable period last year. Net income for the first 26 weeks of fiscal 2022 was $18.0 million, or $0.81 per diluted share. This compares to net income for the first 26 weeks of fiscal 2021 of $58.3 million or $2.59 per diluted share, which included a previously reported net benefit in the first quarter of $0.06 per diluted share.

Adjusted EBITDA was $17.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2022, compared to $52.9 million in the prior year period. For the 26-week period ended July 3, 2022, adjusted EBITDA was $32.7 million, compared to $83.2 million in the prior year period. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for more details and a reconciliation of non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the most comparable GAAP measure, net income.

Balance Sheet
The Company ended the fiscal 2022 second quarter with no borrowings under its credit facility and with cash and cash equivalents of $36.6 million. This compares to no borrowings under the Company’s credit facility and $62.0 million of cash and cash equivalents as of the end of the fiscal 2022 first quarter. Merchandise inventories as of the end of the fiscal 2022 second quarter increased by 26.8% year over year, reflecting more normalized inventory levels relative to sales, along with higher carryover of winter-related inventory. In the fiscal 2022 second quarter, the Company repurchased 199,336 shares of common stock.

Quarterly Cash Dividend
The Company’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of outstanding common stock, which will be paid on September 15, 2022 to stockholders of record as of September 01, 2022.

Third Quarter Guidance
For the fiscal 2022 third quarter, the Company expects the continuation of macroeconomic headwinds to impact consumer discretionary spending and same store sales to decrease in the high-single-digit range compared to the fiscal 2021 third quarter. Versus the pre-pandemic fiscal 2019, the Company’s same store sales guidance reflects an increase in the low-single-digit range on a comparable-day basis. Fiscal 2022 third quarter earnings per diluted share is expected in the range of $0.22 to $0.32, which compares to third quarter earnings per diluted share of $1.07 in fiscal 2021 and $0.30 in fiscal 2019.

Store Openings
The Company currently has 431 stores in operation. During fiscal 2022, the Company expects to open approximately three stores and close approximately two stores, including one relocation.

Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast today, August 2, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific (5:00 p.m. Eastern), to discuss financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2022. To access the conference call, participants in North America may dial (877) 407-9039 and international participants may dial (201) 689-8470. Participants are encouraged to dial in to the conference call ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and accessible through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.big5sportinggoods.com. Visitors to the website should select the “Investor Relations” link to access the webcast. The webcast will be archived and accessible on the same website for 30 days following the call. A telephonic replay will be available through August 9, 2022 by calling (844) 512-2921 to access the playback; the passcode is 13731041.

About Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation

Big 5 is a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States, operating 431 stores under the “Big 5 Sporting Goods” name as of the fiscal quarter ended July 3, 2022. Big 5 provides a full-line product offering in a traditional sporting goods store format that averages 11,000 square feet. Big 5’s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, home recreation, tennis, golf, and winter and summer recreation.

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause Big 5’s actual results in current or future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the economic impacts of COVID-19, including any potential variants, on Big 5’s business operations, including as a result of regulations that may be issued in response to COVID-19, changes in the consumer spending environment, fluctuations in consumer holiday spending patterns, increased competition from e-commerce retailers, breach of data security or other unauthorized disclosure of sensitive personal or confidential information, the competitive environment in the sporting goods industry in general and in Big 5’s specific market areas, inflation, product availability and growth opportunities, changes in the current market for (or regulation of) firearm-related products, a reduction or loss of product from a key supplier, disruption in product flow, seasonal fluctuations, weather conditions, changes in cost of goods, operating expense fluctuations, increases in labor and benefit-related expense, changes in laws or regulations, including those related to tariffs and duties, public health issues (including those caused by COVID-19 or any potential variants), impacts from civil unrest or widespread vandalism, lower than expected profitability of Big 5’s e-commerce platform or cannibalization of sales from Big 5’s existing store base which could occur as a result of operating the e-commerce platform, litigation risks, stockholder campaigns and proxy contests, risks related to Big 5’s historically leveraged financial condition, changes in interest rates, credit availability, higher expense associated with sources of credit resulting from uncertainty in financial markets and economic conditions in general. Those and other risks and uncertainties are more fully described in Big 5’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Big 5 conducts its business in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. Accordingly, new risk factors may arise. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor to assess the impact of all such risk factors on Big 5’s business or the extent to which any individual risk factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Big 5 undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), we are providing non-GAAP adjusted earnings before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) and other adjustments (“Adjusted EBITDA”). EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and exclude certain items presented below. We use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA internally for forecasting purposes and as factors to evaluate our operating performance. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses, gains and losses that may not be indicative of core operating results and business outlook. While we believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA can be useful to investors in evaluating our period-to-period operating results, this information should be considered supplemental and is not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, our definition or calculation of these non-GAAP measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by other companies, limiting the usefulness of this financial measure for comparison to other companies. We believe the GAAP measure that is most comparable to non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is net income, and a reconciliation of our non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net income is provided below.

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

26 Weeks Ended

 

 

July 3,
2022

 

 

July 4, 2021

 

July 3,
2022

 

July 4,
2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands)

GAAP net income (as reported)

 

$

8,934

 

$

36,803

$

18,037

$

58,349

 

+ Interest (as reported)

 

 

136

 

 

184

 

320

 

526

 

+ Income tax expense (as reported)

 

 

3,168

 

 

11,557

 

4,497

 

17,418

 

+ Depreciation and amortization (as reported)

 

 

4,420

 

 

4,389

 

8,830

 

8,648

 

EBITDA

 

$

16,658

 

$

52,933

$

31,684

$

84,941

 

+ Revaluation of workers’ compensation reserves due

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to change in claims assessment methodology

 

 

1,039

 

 

 

1,039

 

 

- Elimination of liability for an employment agreement

 

 

 

 

 

 

(995

)

- Gain on recovery of insurance settlement related to civil unrest

 

 

 

 

 

 

(709

)

 Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

17,697

 

$

52,933

$

32,723

$

83,237

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

 

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 3, 2022

 

January 2, 2022

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

36,597

 

$

97,420

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $19 and $62, respectively

 

14,248

 

 

13,654

 

Merchandise inventories, net

 

337,703

 

 

279,981

 

Prepaid expenses

 

18,864

 

 

16,293

 

Total current assets

 

407,412

 

 

407,348

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

294,828

 

 

270,110

 

Property and equipment, net

 

56,717

 

 

60,401

 

Deferred income taxes

 

10,490

 

 

12,097

 

Other assets, net of accumulated amortization of $1,131 and $905, respectively

 

4,537

 

 

3,997

 

Total assets

$

773,984

 

$

753,953

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

114,784

 

$

104,359

 

Accrued expenses

 

68,195

 

 

85,041

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

77,421

 

 

76,882

 

Current portion of finance lease liabilities

 

3,481

 

 

3,518

 

Total current liabilities

 

263,881

 

 

269,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

 

227,215

 

 

204,134

 

Finance lease liabilities, less current portion

 

5,536

 

 

6,456

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

6,937

 

 

6,254

 

Total liabilities

 

503,569

 

 

486,644

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 50,000,000 shares; issued 26,482,845 and

 

 

 

 

26,109,003 shares, respectively; outstanding 22,176,990 and 22,097,467 shares, respectively

 

264

 

 

260

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

125,151

 

 

124,909

 

Retained earnings

 

199,242

 

 

192,261

 

Less: Treasury stock, at cost; 4,305,855 and 4,011,536 shares, respectively

 

(54,242

)

 

(50,121

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

270,415

 

 

267,309

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

773,984

 

$

753,953

 

 

 

 

 

 


BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

26 Weeks Ended

 

 

July 3, 2022

 

July 4, 2021

 

July 3, 2022

 

July 4, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

253,800

$

326,020

$

495,781

$

598,826

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

164,934

 

199,097

 

320,982

 

374,010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

88,866

 

126,923

 

174,799

 

224,816

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and administrative expense

 

76,628

 

78,379

 

151,945

 

148,523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

12,238

 

48,544

 

22,854

 

76,293

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

136

 

184

 

320

 

526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

12,102

 

48,360

 

22,534

 

75,767

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

3,168

 

11,557

 

4,497

 

17,418

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

8,934

$

36,803

$

18,037

$

58,349

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.41

$

1.69

$

0.83

$

2.70

Diluted

$

0.41

$

1.63

$

0.81

$

2.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

21,675

 

21,746

 

21,677

 

21,582

Diluted

 

22,039

 

22,593

 

22,197

 

22,507

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:                                                                                                        
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation                                
Barry Emerson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(310) 536-0611

ICR, Inc.
Jeff Sonnek
Managing Director
(646) 277-1263