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BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results

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Company reports record results and raises fiscal year 2022 guidance

Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Highlights

  • Total comparable club sales increased by 19.8% year-over-year.

  • Comparable club sales, excluding gasoline sales, increased by 7.6% year-over-year.

  • Membership fee income increased by 11.3% year-over-year to $98.8 million.

  • Digitally enabled sales growth was 47.0% year-over-year.

  • Earnings per diluted share of $1.03 reflects a 28.8% year-over-year increase.

  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.06 reflects a 29.3% year-over-year increase.

  • Cash from operating activities was $443.1 million and free cash flow was $300.4 million.

  • Expansion plans remain on track with 11 new club openings expected in fiscal year 2022.

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., August 18, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BJ) (the "Company") today announced its financial results for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 30, 2022.

"Our strong results in the second quarter were led by gains in traffic and market share as we continued to deliver tremendous value across virtually every aspect of our business," said Bob Eddy, President and Chief Executive Officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club. "Our relentless focus on investing in our long-term initiatives has put us in a place to capitalize on current trends and deliver this strong performance. Our member base is growing in both quality and size. We are improving our merchandising to offer more value. We are growing our digital business, offering more convenience and optionality for our members. We are expanding our footprint into new and existing markets with success. Our business model is designed to work well in the current consumer environment where value is king and we believe we are well-positioned for growth by doing what we do best – delivering great value to our members."

Key Measures for the Thirteen Weeks Ended July 30, 2022 (Second Quarter of Fiscal 2022) and for the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended July 30, 2022 (First Half of Fiscal 2022):

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

13 Weeks Ended July 30, 2022

13 Weeks Ended July 31, 2021

%

Growth

26 Weeks Ended July 30, 2022

26 Weeks Ended July 31, 2021

%

Growth

Net sales

$

5,005,030

$

4,088,402

22.4

%

$

9,404,840

$

7,870,236

19.5

%

Membership fee income

98,786

88,753

11.3

%

195,411

175,141

11.6

%

Total revenues

5,103,816

4,177,155

22.2

%

9,600,251

8,045,377

19.3

%

Operating income

202,910

163,784

23.9

%

353,227

290,038

21.8

%

Income from continuing operations

141,014

110,997

27.0

%

253,471

192,583

31.6

%

Adjusted EBITDA (a)

273,700

220,140

24.3

%

494,501

422,549

17.0

%

Net income

141,007

110,988

27.0

%

253,457

192,567

31.6

%

EPS (b)

1.03

0.80

28.8

%

1.85

1.39

33.1

%

Adjusted net income (a)

144,296

113,324

27.3

%

262,722

213,019

23.3

%

Adjusted EPS (a)

1.06

0.82

29.3

%

1.92

1.54

24.7

%

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

134,341

135,521

(0.9

) %

134,293

135,615

(1.0

) %

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

136,567

138,197

(1.2

) %

136,635

138,430

(1.3

) %

(a) See "Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information."

(b) EPS represents earnings per diluted share.

Additional Highlights:

  • Total comparable club sales increased by 19.8% in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Excluding the impact of gasoline sales, comparable club sales increased by 7.6% in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Total comparable club sales increased by 17.2% in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to the first half of fiscal 2021. Excluding the impact of gasoline sales, comparable club sales increased by 5.9% in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to the first half of fiscal 2021.

  • Gross profit increased to $860.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 from $763.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Merchandise gross margin rate, which excludes gasoline sales and membership fee income, decreased 50 basis points over the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Merchandise margins were impacted by increased freight costs as well as investments in inflationary categories and markdowns in general merchandise inventory. Gross profit increased to $1,651.2 million in the first half of fiscal 2022 from $1,490.3 million in the first half of fiscal 2021. Merchandise gross margin rate, which excludes gasoline sales and membership fee income, decreased 40 basis points in the first half of fiscal 2022. Merchandise margins were impacted by increased freight costs as well as investments in inflationary categories.

  • Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") increased to $651.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $598.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. SG&A increased to $1,287.2 million in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to $1,198.0 million in the first half of fiscal 2021. The increase in both comparative periods was primarily driven by increased labor costs as a result of last year’s wage investments as well as the acquisition, integration and operating expenses related to the acquisition of assets from Burris Logistics.

  • Operating income increased to $202.9 million, or 4.0% of total revenues, in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $163.8 million, or 3.9% of total revenues, in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Operating income increased to $353.2 million, or 3.7% of total revenues, in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to $290.0 million, or 3.6% of total revenues, in the first half of fiscal 2021.

  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 24.3% to $273.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $220.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Adjusted EBITDA increased 17.0% to $494.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to $422.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2021.

  • Income tax expense increased to $51.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $36.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Income tax expense increased to $81.0 million in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to $61.7 million in the first half of fiscal 2021. For both periods, this increase was primarily due to higher operating income year-over-year.

  • Under its existing share repurchase program, the Company repurchased 353,000 shares of common stock, totaling $22.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022. In the first half of fiscal 2022, the Company repurchased 923,506 shares of common stock, totaling $58.6 million, under such program.

  • On May 2, 2022, the Company completed its acquisition of four distribution centers and related private transportation fleet from Burris Logistics, bringing its end-to-end perishable supply chain in-house. As a result, all assets, liabilities and results of operations related to this acquisition are reflected in the Company’s financials beginning in the second quarter of fiscal 2022. The total consideration paid by the Company was $375.6 million, inclusive of inventory, of which approximately $90.0 million was recorded as part of merchandise inventories in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as of July 30, 2022.

  • On July 28, 2022, the Company entered into a new five-year revolving credit facility ("ABL Revolving Facility") that increased the total committed amount from $1.0 billion to $1.2 billion. The new ABL Revolving Facility provides additional financial flexibility to execute on the Company’s strategic initiatives.

Fiscal 2022 Ending January 28, 2023 Outlook

"Our outlook on the business is strong given the sustained strength in our grocery business and our gains in market share," said Laura Felice, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, BJ's Wholesale Club. "We expect fiscal year 2022 comparable club sales growth, excluding the impact of gasoline sales, to be in the 4%-5% range, up from our original guidance of low single digit. While we expect continued merchandise margin rate pressure, we also expect fiscal year 2022 EPS to be in the $3.50 to $3.60 range, up from our original guidance of approximately $3.25. We remain confident that the strength of our core business and our intense focus on delivering value will continue to drive long-term growth."

Conference Call Details

A conference call to discuss the second quarter of fiscal 2022 financial results is scheduled for today, August 18, 2022, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. The live audio webcast of the call can be accessed under the "Events & Presentations" section of the Company’s investor relations website at https://investors.bjs.com and will remain available for one year. Participants may also dial (844) 200-6205 within the U.S. or (929) 526-1599 outside the U.S. and reference conference ID 989079. A telephonic replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the call for one week and can be accessed by dialing (929) 458-6194 or (866) 813-9403 and referencing conference ID 844786.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BJ) is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States focused on delivering significant value to its members. The Company provides a curated assortment of grocery, general merchandise, gasoline and other ancillary services to offer a differentiated shopping experience that is further enhanced by its omnichannel capabilities. Since pioneering the warehouse club model in New England in 1984, the Company currently operates 229 clubs and 160 BJ's Gas® locations in 17 states. For more information, please visit us at www.bjs.com or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding our strategic priorities; our anticipated fiscal 2022 outlook; and our future progress, as well as statements that include the words "expect," "intend," "plan," "believe," "project," "forecast," "estimate," "may," "should," "anticipate" and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: uncertainties in the financial markets, consumer and small business spending patterns and debt levels; our dependence on having a large and loyal membership; domestic and international economic conditions, including inflation and exchange rates; our ability to procure the merchandise we sell at the best possible prices; the effects of competition and regulation; our dependence on vendors to supply us with quality merchandise at the right time and at the right price; breaches of security or privacy of member or business information; conditions affecting the acquisition, development, ownership or use of real estate; our capital spending; actions of vendors; our ability to attract and retain a qualified management team and other team members; costs associated with employees (generally including health care costs), energy and certain commodities, geopolitical conditions (including tariffs); the risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the duration, scope and severity of the pandemic, federal, state and local government actions or restrictive measures implemented in response to COVID-19, the effectiveness of such measures, as well as the effect of any relaxation or revocation of current restrictions, and the direct and indirect impact of such measures; changes in our product mix or in our revenues from gasoline sales; our failure to successfully maintain a relevant omnichannel experience for our members; risks related to our growth strategy to open new clubs; risks related to our e-commerce business; our ability to realize the benefits of the Burris acquisition; and other important factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 17, 2022, which is accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this press release. While we may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, unless required by law, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause our views to change. Thus, one should not assume that our silence over time means that actual events are bearing out as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We refer to certain financial measures that are not recognized under United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Please see "Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information" and "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information" below for additional information and a reconciliation of the Non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Thirteen Weeks

Ended July 30, 2022

Thirteen Weeks

Ended July 31, 2021

Twenty-Six Weeks

Ended July 30, 2022

Twenty-Six Weeks

Ended July 31, 2021

Net sales

$

5,005,030

$

4,088,402

$

9,404,840

$

7,870,236

Membership fee income

98,786

88,753

195,411

175,141

Total revenues

5,103,816

4,177,155

9,600,251

8,045,377

Cost of sales

4,243,769

3,413,625

7,949,043

6,555,122

Selling, general and administrative expenses

651,236

598,113

1,287,180

1,198,023

Pre-opening expense

5,901

1,633

10,801

2,194

Operating income

202,910

163,784

353,227

290,038

Interest expense, net

10,874

16,428

18,715

35,713

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

192,036

147,356

334,512

254,325

Provision for income taxes

51,022

36,359

81,041

61,742

Income from continuing operations

141,014

110,997

253,471

192,583

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(7

)

(9

)

(14

)

(16

)

Net income

$

141,007

$

110,988

$

253,457

$

192,567

Income per share attributable to common stockholders - basic:

Income from continuing operations

$

1.05

$

0.82

$

1.89

$

1.42

Loss from discontinued operations

Net income

$

1.05

$

0.82

$

1.89

$

1.42

Income per share attributable to common stockholders - diluted:

Income from continuing operations

$

1.03

$

0.80

$

1.86

$

1.39

Loss from discontinued operations

(0.01

)

Net income

$

1.03

$

0.80

$

1.85

$

1.39

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

Basic

134,341

135,521

134,293

135,615

Diluted

136,567

138,197

136,635

138,430

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

July 30, 2022

July 31, 2021

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

163,681

$

42,414

Accounts receivable, net

204,495

169,135

Merchandise inventories

1,376,526

1,033,555

Prepaid expense and other current assets

57,844

46,446

Total current assets

1,802,546

1,291,550

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

2,192,548

2,138,690

Property and equipment, net

1,232,103

841,521

Goodwill

1,008,816

924,134

Intangibles, net

120,123

129,881

Deferred taxes

4,525

2,973

Other assets

26,583

18,850

Total assets

$

6,387,244

$

5,347,599

LIABILITIES

Current liabilities:

Short-term debt

$

350,000

$

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

171,568

134,421

Accounts payable

1,243,286

1,029,726

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

719,291

675,049

Total current liabilities

2,484,145

1,839,196

Long-term lease liabilities

2,118,467

2,069,148

Long-term debt

699,406

747,730

Deferred income taxes

64,354

41,635

Other noncurrent liabilities

167,281

161,538

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

853,591

488,352

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

6,387,244

$

5,347,599

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended July 30, 2022

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended July 31, 2021

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income

$

253,457

$

192,567

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

97,093

89,834

Amortization of debt issuance costs and accretion of original issue discount

1,663

1,724

Debt extinguishment charges

389

657

Stock-based compensation expense

18,502

34,634

Deferred income tax provision (benefit)

12,212

(6,260

)

Changes in operating leases and other non-cash items

32,067

3,187

Increase (decrease) in cash due to changes in:

Accounts receivable

(29,605

)

3,584

Merchandise inventories

(45,519

)

172,140

Accounts payable

130,503

41,652

Accrued expenses

(31,019

)

26,049

Other operating assets and liabilities, net

3,309

(455

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

443,052

559,313

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Additions to property and equipment, net of disposals and proceeds from sale leaseback transactions

(188,860

)

(128,728

)

Acquisition

(376,521

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(565,381

)

(128,728

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Payments on long term debt

(50,000

)

Payments on First Lien Term Loan

(100,000

)

Proceeds from revolving lines of credit

905,000

Payments on revolving lines of credit

(555,000

)

(260,000

)

Debt issuance costs paid

(2,701

)

Net cash received from stock option exercises

5,018

4,913

Net cash received from Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

2,331

1,877

Acquisition of treasury stock

(74,530

)

(79,269

)

Proceeds from financing obligations

13,083

1,333

Changes in finance leases and other financing activities

(2,627

)

(543

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

240,574

(431,689

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

118,245

(1,104

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

45,436

43,518

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

163,681

$

42,414

Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, including adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, net debt and net debt to last twelve months ("LTM") adjusted EBITDA.

We define adjusted net income as net income attributable to common stockholders adjusted for: stock-based compensation related to acceleration of stock awards; acquisition and integration costs; incremental home office expense; severance; charges related to debt payments; gain or loss on cash flow hedge; and the tax impact of the foregoing adjustments on net income.

We define adjusted net income per diluted share as adjusted net income divided by the weighted-average diluted shares outstanding.

We define adjusted EBITDA as income from continuing operations before interest expense, net, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the impact of certain other items, including: stock-based compensation expense; pre-opening expenses; acquisition and integration costs; non-cash rent; severance and other adjustments.

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less additions to property and equipment, net of disposals, plus proceeds from sale leaseback transactions.

We define net debt as total debt outstanding less cash and cash equivalents.

We define net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA as net debt at the balance sheet date divided by adjusted EBITDA for the trailing twelve-month period.

We present adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP, because we believe such measures assist investors and analysts in comparing our operating performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. In addition, adjusted EBITDA excludes pre-opening expenses, because we do not believe these expenses are indicative of the underlying operating performance of our clubs. The amount and timing of pre-opening expenses are dependent on, among other things, the size of new clubs opened and the number of new clubs opened during any given period.

Management believes that adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA are helpful in highlighting trends in our core operating performance compared to other measures, which can differ significantly depending on long-term strategic decisions regarding capital structure, the tax jurisdictions in which companies operate and capital investments. We use adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA to supplement GAAP measures of performance in the evaluation of the effectiveness of our business strategies; to make budgeting decisions; and to compare our performance against that of other peer companies using similar measures. We also use adjusted EBITDA in connection with establishing discretionary annual incentive compensation.

We present free cash flow, which is not a recognized financial measure under GAAP, because we use it to report to our Board of Directors and we believe it assists investors and analysts in evaluating our liquidity. Free cash flow should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operations as a liquidity measure. We present net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA, which are not recognized as financial measures under GAAP, because we use them to report to our Board of Directors and we believe they assist investors and analysts in evaluating our borrowing capacity. Net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA is a key financial measure that is used by management to assess the borrowing capacity of the Company.

You are encouraged to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or like some of the adjustments in our presentation of these metrics. Our presentation of adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to any other measure derived in accordance with GAAP and they should not be construed as an inference that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. There can be no assurance that we will not modify the presentation of adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA or net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA in the future, and any such modification may be material. In addition, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in our industry or across different industries. Additionally, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

Reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended

July 30, 2022

13 Weeks Ended

July 31, 2021

26 Weeks Ended

July 30, 2022

26 Weeks Ended

July 31, 2021

Net income as reported

$

141,007

$

110,988

$

253,457

$

192,567

Adjustments:

Stock-based compensation related to acceleration of stock awards (a)

17,494

Acquisition and integration costs (b)

3,587

11,467

Incremental home office expense (c)

600

1,199

(Gain) loss on cash flow hedge (d)

3,245

(165

)

7,954

Charges related to debt payments (e)

389

389

657

Severance (f)

2,300

Tax impact of adjustments to net income (g)

(1,287

)

(909

)

(3,624

)

(7,953

)

Adjusted net income

$

144,296

$

113,324

$

262,722

$

213,019

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding

136,567

138,197

136,635

138,430

Adjusted net income per diluted share (h)

$

1.06

$

0.82

$

1.92

$

1.54

(a) Represents accelerated vesting of equity awards, which were related to the passing of a former executive.

(b) Represents costs related to the acquisition and integration of assets from Burris Logistics, including due diligence, legal, and other consulting expenses.

(c) Represents incremental rent expense as the Company transitions from the current home office to a new home office building in fiscal 2022.

(d) Represents the reclassification into earnings of accumulated other comprehensive income associated with the de-designation of hedge accounting.

(e) Represents the expensing of fees and deferred fees and original issue discount associated with the partial prepayment of debt in fiscal 2021 and extinguishment cost related to the ABL Facility in fiscal 2022.

(f) Represents severance charges associated with labor reductions that resulted from the realignment of our field operations.

(g) Represents the tax effect of the above adjustments at a statutory tax rate of approximately 28%.

(h) Adjusted net income per diluted share is measured using weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended

July 30, 2022

13 Weeks Ended

July 31, 2021

26 Weeks Ended

July 30, 2022

26 Weeks Ended

July 31, 2021

Income from continuing operations

$

141,014

$

110,997

$

253,471

$

192,583

Interest expense, net

10,874

16,428

18,715

35,713

Provision for income taxes

51,022

36,359

81,041

61,742

Depreciation and amortization

49,984

45,448

97,093

89,834

Stock-based compensation expense

9,387

7,334

18,502

34,634

Pre-opening expenses (a)

5,901

1,633

10,801

2,194

Non-cash rent (b)

1,256

1,765

2,102

3,182

Acquisition and integration costs (c)

3,588

11,467

Severance (d)

2,300

Other adjustments (e)

674

176

1,309

367

Adjusted EBITDA

$

273,700

$

220,140

$

494,501

$

422,549

(a) Represents direct incremental costs of opening or relocating a facility that are charged to operations as incurred.

(b) Consists of an adjustment to remove the non-cash portion of rent expense.

(c) Represents costs related to the acquisition and integration of assets from Burris Logistics, including due diligence, legal, and other consulting expenses.

(d) Represents severance charges associated with labor reductions that resulted from the realignment of our field operations.

(e) Other non-cash items, including non-cash accretion on asset retirement obligations, obligations associated with our post-retirement medical plan and incremental rent expense as the Company transitions from the current home office to a new home office building in fiscal 2022.

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

Reconciliation to Free Cash Flow

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended

July 30, 2022

13 Weeks Ended

July 31, 2021

26 Weeks Ended

July 30, 2022

26 Weeks Ended

July 31, 2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

398,744

$

310,348

$

443,052

$

559,313

Less: Additions to property and equipment, net of disposals

101,001

73,118

191,534

147,808

Plus: Proceeds from sale leaseback transactions

2,674

2,450

2,674

19,080

Free cash flow

$

300,417

$

239,680

$

254,192

$

430,585

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

Reconciliation of Net Debt and Net Debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

July 30, 2022

Total debt

$

1,049,406

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

163,681

Net Debt

$

885,725

Income from continuing operations

$

487,648

Interest expense, net

42,446

Provision for income taxes

150,418

Depreciation and amortization

187,806

Stock-based compensation expense

37,705

Pre-opening expenses

23,509

Non-cash rent

5,066

Acquisition and integration costs

14,971

Other adjustments

1,933

Adjusted EBITDA

$

951,502

Net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA

0.9x

See descriptions of adjustments in the "Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited)" table above.

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