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The Children’s Place Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

The Children's Place, Inc.
The Children's Place, Inc.

Reports Q3 GAAP EPS of $3.26 versus $5.30 in Q3 2021 and $2.77 in Q3 2019
Reports Q3 Adjusted EPS of $3.33 versus $5.43 in Q3 2021 and $3.03 in Q3 2019
Updates Full Year 2022 Adjusted EPS Guidance to $4.05 to $4.30

SECAUCUS, N.J., Nov. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Children’s Place, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended October 29, 2022.

Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer announced, “Our Q3 sales were slightly stronger than our projections. August top line represented approximately 39% of the quarter. Post Labor Day sales were soft, however we experienced a significant top line lift later in the month of September and into mid-October as a result of cooler weather across the northern parts of the country, combined with the launch of three powerful celebrity marketing campaigns. Sales significantly decelerated the last two weeks of October. Gross margin was approximately 300 basis points below our expectations due to transitory supply chain pressure from elevated freight, distribution, and transportation costs. Our AUR outperformed our expectations, increasing 4% for the quarter, due to the strength of our product and our successful marketing efforts.”

Ms. Elfers continued, “Digital represented 50% of our retail sales in Q3 versus 48% in 2021 and 37% in 2019. E-commerce traffic held up well during the quarter at positive 6% versus last year. We continue to deliver industry-leading digital results supported by the combination of our structural reset since the onset of the pandemic, our increased marketing investments, and our focus on optimizing our channel results. Digital is our highest operating margin channel and based on the strength of our digital business and our increased investments in this channel, digital is projected to represent an industry-leading 50% of total 2022 retail sales.”

Ms. Elfers continued, “Our Q3 marketing results were very encouraging, with U.S. acquisition up 7% versus 2021 and up 29% versus 2019. Digital acquisition was up 7% versus 2021 and up 84% versus 2019, and store acquisition was up 7% versus 2021, despite a lower store count versus last year. Due to our targeted branding efforts, we dominated the kids category across social media. Our brands represented 60% of social impressions against the children’s apparel competitive set during Q3, securing the #1 spot for social media engagements.”

Ms. Elfers continued, “We are very excited about our newest brand, PJ Place, which launched online on October 12th. PJ Place is the ultimate sleepwear destination. PJ Place provides us with two market share growth opportunities by bringing together all of our branded sleepwear offerings from The Children’s Place, Gymboree and Sugar & Jade in one location on our website, providing a one-stop-shop where our omni customers can easily fulfill all their sleepwear needs. First, for our current shoppers, PJ Place offers an easy and seamless shopping experience, allowing them to shop sleepwear for their kids, their family, and now, for themselves, while allowing us to cross-promote other branded products under our family of brands. Second, for new shopper audiences, PJ Place enables us to acquire a new generation of young Millennial and Gen Z customers by providing us with the opportunity to engage and build relationships before they become parents. This provides us with the opportunity to maintain and retain these relationships, and eventually migrate them to our stable of children’s brands when they become parents.”

Ms. Elfers continued, “We delivered another strong quarter with Amazon, with sales up 118% versus Q3 2021. Our results were driven by a 187% increase in traffic versus Q3 2021, which was fueled by a robust marketing strategy that targets customers at every stage of the marketing funnel and leverages our top tier celebrity partnerships.”

Ms. Elfers continued, “We have reduced our top and bottom-line expectations for the fourth quarter and the full year, due to the combination of an increasingly challenging macro-economic environment and continued supply chain cost pressure. Sales for the first two weeks of November were below expectations and we anticipate that the record levels of inflation impacting our core consumer will continue to result in lower demand this holiday season. We are now planning for a significantly heightened promotional environment in the fourth quarter, and we are focused on right-sizing our inventory levels during the quarter and anticipate that, due to our planned actions, our inventory will be better positioned ending Q4 at up approximately high single digits.”

Ms. Elfers concluded, “Through the collective efforts of our entire team, and with the help of our best-in-class outside partners, we have successfully made the pivot to a digital first retailer. We believe we are uniquely positioned to increase shareholder value over time through our structural reset to our business model, combined with our ability to drive strong results through targeted marketing strategies. Looking ahead, we believe that these strategic shifts, combined with normalized input costs and lower supply chain costs, will provide a path to higher operating margin and EPS.”

Financial Results
The Company’s results are reported in this press release on a GAAP and as adjusted, non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial information is provided at the end of this press release.

Financial results for the third quarter and year-to-date 2022 reported in this press release are compared against both third quarter and year-to-date 2021 and third quarter and year-to-date 2019 given that management believes a comparison to 2019 is relevant to measuring the Company’s progress against its 2019 pre-pandemic performance, resulting from the significant structural changes made to the Company’s operating model since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Third Quarter 2022 Results
Net sales decreased $49.1 million, or 8.8%, to $509.1 million in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $558.2 million in the three months ended October 30, 2021, and decreased $15.7 million, or 3.0%, compared to $524.8 million in the three months ended November 2, 2019. The decrease in net sales compared to Q3 2021 was primarily due to the impact of permanent store closures, a slowdown in consumer demand resulting from the unprecedented inflation impacting our customer, and lapping the impact of the enhanced child tax credit and a record Back to School season last August. Comparable retail sales decreased 10% for the quarter.

Gross profit decreased $67.9 million to $176.9 million in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $244.8 million in the three months ended October 30, 2021, and decreased $21.2 million compared to $198.1 million in the three months ended November 2, 2019. Adjusted gross profit decreased $68.1 million to $176.9 million in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $245.0 million in the comparable period last year, and decreased $21.2 million compared to $198.1 million in the comparable period in 2019. Adjusted gross margin deleveraged 910 basis points to 34.8% of net sales versus Q3 2021, primarily the result of higher supply chain costs, including inbound freight, outbound freight, and distribution costs, and the deleverage of fixed expenses resulting from the decline in net sales. Adjusted gross margin of 34.8% in Q3 2022 compares to Q3 2019 adjusted gross margin of 37.8%.

Selling, general, and administrative expenses were $106.6 million in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $115.6 million in the three months ended October 30, 2021, and compared to $120.5 million in the three months ended November 2, 2019. Adjusted SG&A was $105.4 million in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $114.8 million in the comparable period last year and $116.6 million in the comparable period in 2019. Adjusted SG&A deleveraged 10 basis points to 20.7% of net sales versus Q3 2021, primarily as a result of the deleverage of fixed expenses resulting from the decline in net sales and higher planned marketing spend and was partially offset by lower incentive compensation expenses and a reduction in discretionary spend.

Operating income was $57.8 million in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to operating income of $113.8 million in the three months ended October 30, 2021, and compared to $58.0 million in the three months ended November 2, 2019. Adjusted operating income was $59.1 million in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to adjusted operating income of $116.5 million in the comparable period last year and compared to $63.4 million in the comparable period in 2019. Q3 2022 adjusted operating income deleveraged 930 basis points to 11.6% of net sales versus Q3 2021 and deleveraged 50 basis points versus Q3 2019 adjusted operating income, which was 12.1% of net sales.

Net interest expense was $3.8 million in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $4.0 million in the three months ended October 30, 2021.

Net income was $42.9 million, or $3.26 per diluted share, in the three months ended October 29, 2022, compared to net income of $78.9 million, or $5.30 per diluted share, in the three months ended October 30, 2021, and compared to $43.0 million, or $2.77 per diluted share, in the three months ended November 2, 2019. Adjusted net income was $43.8 million, or $3.33 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $80.8 million, or $5.43 per diluted share, in the comparable period last year, and compared to $47.1 million, or $3.03 per diluted share, in the comparable period in 2019.

Fiscal Year-To-Date 2022 Results
Net sales decreased $155.2 million, or 11.0%, to $1.252 billion in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $1.408 billion in the nine months ended October 30, 2021, and decreased $105.3 million, or 7.8%, compared to $1.358 billion in the nine months ended November 2, 2019. The decrease in net sales compared to year-to-date 2021 was primarily due to lapping the COVID-19 stimulus relief program last year, the impact of a slowdown in consumer demand resulting from the unprecedented inflation impacting our customer, an increase in promotional activity across the sector and the impact of permanent store closures. Comparable retail sales decreased 11.7% for the nine months ended October 29, 2022.

Gross profit decreased $166.5 million to $434.4 million in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $600.9 million in the nine months ended October 30, 2021, and decreased $54.5 million compared to $488.9 million in the nine months ended November 2, 2019. Adjusted gross profit decreased $168.5 million to $433.8 million in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $602.3 million in the comparable period last year, and decreased $54.6 million compared to $488.4 million in the comparable period in 2019. Adjusted gross margin deleveraged 820 basis points to 34.6% of net sales versus year-to-date 2021, primarily the result of lower merchandise margins due to unplanned AUR pressure resulting from an abrupt slowdown in consumer demand, coupled with an increase in promotional activity across the sector, higher inbound transportation and supply chain expenses, and the deleverage of fixed expenses resulting from the decline in net sales. Adjusted gross margin of 34.6% in year-to-date 2022 compares to year-to-date 2019 adjusted gross margin of 36.0%.

Selling, general, and administrative expenses were $330.5 million in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $337.9 million in the nine months ended October 30, 2021, and compared to $364.9 million in the nine months ended November 2, 2019. Adjusted SG&A was $327.2 million in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $333.0 million in the comparable period last year and $359.3 million in the comparable period in 2019. Adjusted SG&A deleveraged 240 basis points to 26.1% of net sales versus year-to-date 2021, primarily as a result of the deleverage of fixed expenses resulting from the decline in net sales as well as higher planned marketing spend.

Operating income was $63.3 million in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $217.6 million in the nine months ended October 30, 2021, and compared to $66.8 million in the nine months ended November 2, 2019. Adjusted operating income was $68.0 million in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to adjusted operating income of $227.4 million in the comparable period last year and compared to $75.9 million in the comparable period in 2019. Year-to-date 2022 adjusted operating income deleveraged 1,080 basis points to 5.4% of net sales versus year-to-date 2021 and deleveraged 20 basis points versus year-to-date 2019 adjusted operating income, which was 5.6% of net sales.

Net interest expense was $8.1 million in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to $13.1 million in the nine months ended October 30, 2021. The decrease in interest expense versus year-to-date 2021 was driven by lower interest rates due to our refinancing in Q4 last year and a lower term loan balance outstanding this year.

Net income was $49.4 million, or $3.68 per diluted share, in the nine months ended October 29, 2022, compared to net income of $148.2 million, or $9.89 per diluted share, in the nine months ended October 30, 2021, and compared to $49.1 million, or $3.10 per diluted share, in the nine months ended November 2, 2019. Adjusted net income was $46.6 million, or $3.48 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $155.3 million, or $10.37 per diluted share, in the comparable period last year, and compared to $55.9 million, or $3.53 per diluted share, in the comparable period in 2019.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation
The Company’s results are reported in this press release on a GAAP and as adjusted, non-GAAP basis. Adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted gross profit, adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses, adjusted operating income, and adjusted provision for income taxes are non-GAAP measures, and are not intended to replace GAAP financial information, and may be different from non-GAAP measures reported by other companies. The Company believes the income and expense items excluded as non-GAAP adjustments are not reflective of the performance of its core business, and that providing this supplemental disclosure to investors will facilitate comparisons of the past and present performance of its core business.

The Company excluded net expenses of $0.9 million for the three months ended October 29, 2022, including restructuring costs, fleet optimization costs, and professional and consulting fees. The total impact on income taxes included in the above items was $0.3 million.

The Company excluded net income of $2.8 million for the nine months ended October 29, 2022, including the settlement of a foreign tax audit, partially offset by excluded expenses, including impairment charges, restructuring costs, accelerated depreciation, professional and consulting fees, fleet optimization costs, and a provision for foreign settlement. The total impact on income taxes included in the above items was $7.5 million.

Store Update 
The Company ended the third quarter of 2022 with 658 stores and square footage of 3.1 million, a decrease of 7% compared to the prior year and a decrease of 30% compared to the end of Q3 2019, when the Company operated 955 stores. Consistent with the Company’s store fleet optimization initiative, the Company has permanently closed 541 stores since 2013 and decreased total square footage by 2.1 million square feet or approximately 40%. The Company is now planning to close between 40 to 50 stores this year.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
As of October 29, 2022, the Company had $19 million of cash and cash equivalents and $265 million outstanding on its revolving credit facility. Additionally, the Company generated $36 million in operating cash flows in the three months ended October 29, 2022.

Inventories were $549 million as of October 29, 2022, increasing 24% versus last year, driven by higher costs, including higher average unit costs driven by cotton and higher inbound transportation costs.

Capital Return Program
During the three months ended October 29, 2022, the Company repurchased 434 thousand shares for approximately $18 million, inclusive of shares repurchased and surrendered to cover tax withholdings associated with the vesting of equity awards held by management. As of October 29, 2022, $178 million remained on the Company’s existing share repurchase program authorization.

Outlook
The Company is providing guidance for the fourth quarter and updated guidance for the full year fiscal 2022. The Company’s outlook reflects:

  • Continued challenging macroeconomic environment and record inflation.

  • Significantly heightened promotional environment.

  • Meaningful progress on right-sizing inventory levels.

  • Lapping record results in Q4 2021.

  • Elevated freight and supply chain costs.

  • Lower incentive compensation.

  • Reduced discretionary spending.

  • Continued investment in marketing.

  • Cumulative benefit of share repurchases.

For the fourth quarter, the Company expects:

  • Net sales in the range of $460 million to $470 million.

  • A low-teens percent decrease in comparable retail sales.

  • Adjusted operating income in the range of 2.5% to 3.3% of net sales.

  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.50 to $0.75.

For fiscal 2022, the Company expects:

  • Net sales in the range of $1.713 billion to $1.723 billion.

  • A low-double digit decrease in comparable retail sales.

  • Adjusted operating income in the range of 4.7% to 4.8% of net sales.

  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share in the range of $4.05 to $4.30.

Conference Call Information 
The Children’s Place will host a conference call on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its third quarter fiscal 2022 results.

The call will be broadcast live at http://investor.childrensplace.com. An audio archive will be available on the Company’s website approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call.

About The Children’s Place
The Children’s Place is the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, sells at retail and wholesale, and licenses to sell fashionable, high-quality merchandise predominantly at value prices, primarily under the proprietary “The Children’s Place”, “Place”, “Baby Place”, “Gymboree”, “Sugar & Jade” and “PJ Place” brand names. The Company has online stores at www.childrensplace.com, www.gymboree.com, www.sugarandjade.com and www.pjplace.com and, as of October 29, 2022, the Company had 658 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico and the Company’s five international franchise partners had 213 international points of distribution in 16 countries.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains or may contain forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to statements relating to the Company’s strategic initiatives and adjusted net income per diluted share. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company’s current expectations and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the “Risk Factors” section of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2022. Included among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially are the risk that the Company will be unsuccessful in gauging fashion trends and changing consumer preferences, the risks resulting from the highly competitive nature of the Company’s business and its dependence on consumer spending patterns, which may be affected by changes in economic conditions, the risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business or the economy in general (including decreased customer traffic, schools adopting remote and hybrid learning models, closures of businesses and other activities causing decreased demand for our products and negative impacts on our customers’ spending patterns due to decreased income or actual or perceived wealth, and the impact of legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including any changes to such legislation), the risk that the Company’s strategic initiatives to increase sales and margin are delayed or do not result in anticipated improvements, the risk of delays, interruptions and disruptions in the Company’s global supply chain, including resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic or other disease outbreaks, foreign sources of supply in less developed countries, more politically unstable countries, or countries where vendors fail to comply with industry standards or ethical business practices, including the use of forced, indentured or child labor, the risk that the cost of raw materials or energy prices will increase beyond current expectations or that the Company is unable to offset cost increases through value engineering or price increases, various types of litigation, including class action litigations brought under consumer protection, employment, and privacy and information security laws and regulations, the imposition of regulations affecting the importation of foreign-produced merchandise, including duties and tariffs, and the uncertainty of weather patterns. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact: Investor Relations (201) 558-2400 ext. 14500



THE CHILDREN’S PLACE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 

 

Third Quarter Ended

 

Year-to-Date Ended

 

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

509,120

 

 

$

558,225

 

 

$

1,252,355

 

 

$

1,407,561

 

Cost of sales

 

 

332,189

 

 

 

313,394

 

 

 

817,915

 

 

 

806,663

 

Gross profit

 

 

176,931

 

 

 

244,831

 

 

 

434,440

 

 

 

600,898

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

106,631

 

 

 

115,563

 

 

 

330,480

 

 

 

337,921

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

12,463

 

 

 

14,204

 

 

 

39,320

 

 

 

44,157

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

1,254

 

 

 

1,379

 

 

 

1,254

 

Operating income

 

 

57,837

 

 

 

113,810

 

 

 

63,261

 

 

 

217,566

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(3,786

)

 

 

(3,959

)

 

 

(8,080

)

 

 

(13,066

)

Income before provision for income taxes

 

 

54,051

 

 

 

109,851

 

 

 

55,181

 

 

 

204,500

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

11,196

 

 

 

30,983

 

 

 

5,794

 

 

 

56,332

 

Net income

 

$

42,855

 

 

$

78,868

 

 

$

49,387

 

 

$

148,168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

3.28

 

 

$

5.38

 

 

$

3.72

 

 

$

10.08

 

Diluted

 

$

3.26

 

 

$

5.30

 

 

$

3.68

 

 

$

9.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

13,064

 

 

 

14,668

 

 

 

13,277

 

 

 

14,706

 

Diluted

 

 

13,162

 

 

 

14,873

 

 

 

13,409

 

 

 

14,979

 


THE CHILDREN’S PLACE, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION TO GAAP
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 

 

Third Quarter Ended

 

Year-to-Date Ended

 

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

42,855

 

 

$

78,868

 

 

$

49,387

 

 

$

148,168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

1,254

 

 

 

1,379

 

 

 

1,254

 

Provision for foreign settlement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

375

 

 

 

 

Accelerated depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

496

 

 

 

746

 

 

 

2,274

 

Restructuring costs

 

 

966

 

 

 

127

 

 

 

1,195

 

 

 

1,218

 

Professional and consulting fees

 

 

111

 

 

 

 

 

 

721

 

 

 

 

Fleet optimization

 

 

191

 

 

 

310

 

 

 

342

 

 

 

1,344

 

Incremental COVID-19 operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

515

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,950

 

Contract termination costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

750

 

Aggregate impact of non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

1,268

 

 

 

2,702

 

 

 

4,758

 

 

 

9,790

 

Income tax effect(1)

 

 

(331

)

 

 

(765

)

 

 

(1,167

)

 

 

(2,672

)

Settlement of tax examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,379

)

 

 

 

Net impact of non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

937

 

 

 

1,937

 

 

 

(2,788

)

 

 

7,118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

 

$

43,792

 

 

$

80,805

 

 

$

46,599

 

 

$

155,286

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net income per common share

 

$

3.26

 

 

$

5.30

 

 

$

3.68

 

 

$

9.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income per common share

 

$

3.33

 

 

$

5.43

 

 

$

3.48

 

 

$

10.37

 

(1) The tax effects of the non-GAAP items are calculated based on the statutory rate of the jurisdiction in which the discrete item resides.


 

 

Third Quarter Ended

 

Year-to-Date Ended

 

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

$

57,837

 

 

$

113,810

 

 

$

63,261

 

 

$

217,566

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

1,254

 

 

 

1,379

 

 

 

1,254

 

Provision for foreign settlement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

375

 

 

 

 

Accelerated depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

496

 

 

 

746

 

 

 

2,274

 

Restructuring costs

 

 

966

 

 

 

127

 

 

 

1,195

 

 

 

1,218

 

Professional and consulting fees

 

 

111

 

 

 

 

 

 

721

 

 

 

 

Fleet optimization

 

 

191

 

 

 

310

 

 

 

342

 

 

 

1,344

 

Incremental COVID-19 operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

515

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,950

 

Contract termination costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

750

 

Aggregate impact of non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

1,268

 

 

 

2,702

 

 

 

4,758

 

 

 

9,790

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating income

 

$

59,105

 

 

$

116,512

 

 

$

68,019

 

 

$

227,356

 


THE CHILDREN’S PLACE, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION TO GAAP
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 

 

Third Quarter Ended

 

Year-to-Date Ended

 

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

$

176,931

 

 

$

244,831

 

 

$

434,440

 

 

$

600,898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleet optimization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(621

)

 

 

 

Incremental COVID-19 operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

184

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,387

 

Aggregate impact of non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

184

 

 

 

(621

)

 

 

1,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted gross profit

 

$

176,931

 

 

$

245,015

 

 

$

433,819

 

 

$

602,285

 


 

 

Third Quarter Ended

 

Year-to-Date Ended

 

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

$

106,631

 

 

$

115,563

 

 

$

330,480

 

 

$

337,921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleet optimization

 

 

(191

)

 

 

(310

)

 

 

(963

)

 

 

(1,344

)

Provision for foreign settlement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(375

)

 

 

 

Restructuring costs

 

 

(966

)

 

 

(127

)

 

 

(1,195

)

 

 

(1,218

)

Professional and consulting fees

 

 

(111

)

 

 

 

 

 

(721

)

 

 

 

Incremental COVID-19 operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

(331

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,563

)

Contract termination costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(750

)

Aggregate impact of non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

(1,268

)

 

 

(768

)

 

 

(3,254

)

 

 

(4,875

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses

 

$

105,363

 

 

$

114,795

 

 

$

327,226

 

 

$

333,046

 


THE CHILDREN’S PLACE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 

 

October 29,
2022

 

January 29,
2022*

 

October 30,
2021

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

19,244

 

 

$

54,787

 

 

$

67,062

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

48,820

 

 

 

21,863

 

 

 

38,758

 

Inventories

 

 

548,719

 

 

 

428,813

 

 

 

441,817

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

48,012

 

 

 

76,075

 

 

 

59,628

 

Total current assets

 

 

664,795

 

 

 

581,538

 

 

 

607,265

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

154,975

 

 

 

155,006

 

 

 

159,243

 

Right-of-use assets

 

 

160,041

 

 

 

194,653

 

 

 

209,430

 

Tradenames, net

 

 

71,091

 

 

 

71,692

 

 

 

71,892

 

Other assets, net

 

 

33,715

 

 

 

34,571

 

 

 

40,536

 

Total assets

 

$

1,084,617

 

 

$

1,037,460

 

 

$

1,088,366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revolving loan

 

$

265,000

 

 

$

175,318

 

 

$

174,384

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28,270

 

Accounts payable

 

 

221,432

 

 

 

183,758

 

 

 

173,055

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

77,070

 

 

 

91,097

 

 

 

94,122

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

120,166

 

 

 

141,653

 

 

 

154,567

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

683,668

 

 

 

591,826

 

 

 

624,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

49,735

 

 

 

49,685

 

 

 

48,892

 

Long-term portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

104,073

 

 

 

134,761

 

 

 

154,325

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

34,965

 

 

 

35,716

 

 

 

38,503

 

Total liabilities

 

 

872,441

 

 

 

811,988

 

 

 

866,118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

212,176

 

 

 

225,472

 

 

 

222,248

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

1,084,617

 

 

$

1,037,460

 

 

$

1,088,366

 


* Derived from the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2022.


THE CHILDREN’S PLACE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 

 

Year-to-Date Ended

 

 

October 29,
2022

 

October 30,
2021

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

49,387

 

 

$

148,168

 

Non-cash adjustments

 

 

127,044

 

 

 

165,940

 

Working capital

 

 

(193,396

)

 

 

(246,660

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

 

(16,965

)

 

 

67,448

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(31,614

)

 

 

(21,952

)

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

14,010

 

 

 

(41,948

)

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(974

)

 

 

(34

)

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(35,543

)

 

 

3,514

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

 

54,787

 

 

 

63,548

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

19,244

 

 

$

67,062