OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - Gordmans Stores, Inc. (
Second Quarter Highlights
- Net sales increased 6.7% to $136.8 million compared to $128.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.
- Comparable store sales decreased 2.6%.
- Four new stores were opened in four new markets, including one new state.
- Diluted earnings per share were $0.05, which exceeded guidance of $0.01 - $0.03.
Six Month Highlights
- Net sales increased 2.3% to $268.2 million compared to $262.2 million in the six months ended July 28, 2012.
- Seven new stores were opened in four new and two existing markets, including one new state.
- Diluted earnings per share were $0.22.
"We delivered comparable store sales that were consistent with expectations despite some continued headwinds and represented a meaningful improvement from the trend we experienced in the first quarter of 2013. At the same time, our bottom line results were ahead of our guidance even as we had to increase our markdown cadence to clear seasonal product and better align inventory levels heading into the second half of the year," commented Jeff Gordman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe that the adjustments we've made, and continue to make, to our merchandise assortments, combined with the rollout of our loyalty program, have positioned us to deliver further improvements over the remainder of fiscal 2013. In addition, we will open three stores next month for a total of 10 new stores this year, at which point we will have 93 locations in 19 states."
The Company's Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $3.60 per share of common stock, payable on September 23, 2013 to shareholders of record on September 9, 2013. The Company will fund the $70 million special dividend through available cash balances and a new $45 million senior term loan with Cerberus Business Finance, LLC. The loan matures in 2018 and bears interest at Prime plus 5.25% with a Prime floor of 3.25%, or LIBOR plus 7.00% with a LIBOR floor of 1.50%, as selected by the Company. The term loan also contains an early payment provision, exercisable at the Company's option, pursuant to which the Company may repay all or a portion of the outstanding principal amount, subject to a small prepayment penalty.
In addition, the Company entered into an amended credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, as lead agent, which increased the line of credit to $80 million from $60 million, lowered the interest rate by 0.25%, lowered the unused line fee from 0.375% to 0.25% and extended the maturity date by 3 years to 2018. The credit facility will carry an interest rate of Prime plus 0.50% to 1.50% or LIBOR plus 1.25% to 2.50% on drawn proceeds, as selected by the Company, based on the excess availability and time of year. As of August 23, 2013, the Company had no outstanding borrowings under the credit facility.
Mr. Gordman commented, "Today's announcement of a special cash dividend underscores Gordmans' commitment to maximize shareholder value. Our strong balance sheet, strong projected future cash flows, and finally, a favorable lending environment, enable us to issue this special dividend without impairing our ability to continue to execute our growth plans."
Second Quarter Financial Results
Net sales for the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2013 increased 6.7% to $136.8 million from $128.2 million for the thirteen weeks ended July 28, 2012. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 decreased by 2.6% versus a 0.1% comparable store sales increase in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Gross profit, which includes license fees, increased by 0.9% to $59.2 million, or 43.3% of net sales, from $58.7 million, or 45.8% of net sales, in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Selling, general and administrative costs were $57.6 million, or 42.1% of net sales, compared to $52.9 million, or 41.3% of net sales, in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $0.9 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.
Six Month Financial Results
Net sales for the twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2013 increased 2.3% to $268.2 million from $262.2 million for the same period last year. Comparable store sales for the six month period ended August 3, 2013 decreased by 6.7% versus a 2.5% comparable store sales increase for the same period last year. Gross profit, which includes license fees, decreased by 3.3% to $118.2 million, or 44.1% of net sales, from $122.2 million, or 46.6% of net sales, in the prior year. Selling, general and administrative costs were $111.3 million, or 41.5% of net sales, compared to $103.4 million, or 39.4% of net sales, in the prior year. Net income for the twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2013 was $4.2 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to net income of $11.6 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, in the first twenty-six weeks of fiscal 2012.
For the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 ending October 2, 2013, the Company currently expects net sales to be between $149 and $151 million, which reflects a low single digit comparable store sales decrease. The Company expects that the pressure on gross profit margins the Company experienced in the first two quarters of the year will abate in the third quarter, but that additional selling, general and administrative expenses related to depreciation and pre-opening in particular compared to the prior year will result in some deleveraging. In addition, the Company will incur additional interest expense associated with the term loan utilized to fund the dividend payment, which will result in a reduction in earnings per share of $0.02. Therefore, the Company projects diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.12 to $0.14 (using a weighted average diluted share count of approximately 19.4 million).
Conference Call Information
A conference call to discuss second quarter financial results is scheduled for today, August 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be webcast live at http://investor.gordmans.com/events.cfm. A replay of this call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and will remain on the website for one year.
About Gordmans Stores, Inc.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "guidance," "expects," "intends," "projects," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "targets," "anticipates," and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding expected net sales, net income, comparable store sales, diluted earnings per share, and store expansion, as well as any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions, which may not prove to be accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from these forward-looking statements. Among these factors are (1) changes in consumer spending and general economic conditions; (2) our ability to identify and respond to new and changing fashion trends, guest preferences and other related factors; (3) fluctuations in our sales and profitability on a seasonal basis; (4) intense competition from other retailers; (5) our ability to maintain or improve levels of comparable store sales; and (6) our successful implementation of advertising, marketing and promotional strategies.
Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including other risks, relevant factors and uncertainties identified in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
|GORDMANS STORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|August 3, 2013||February 2, 2013|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||43,592||$||40,824|
|Income taxes receivable||5,684||1,300|
|Deferred income taxes||2,603||2,617|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||9,178||6,552|
|Total current assets||168,277||140,135|
|PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net||65,963||45,966|
|INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net||1,948||1,992|
|OTHER ASSETS, net||3,298||3,033|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Current portion of capital lease obligations||-||189|
|Total current liabilities||91,637||57,189|
|Deferred income taxes||9,503||9,236|
|Total noncurrent liabilities||40,457||31,549|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Additional paid-in capital||53,283||52,461|
|Total stockholders' equity||107,392||102,388|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||239,486||$||191,126|
|GORDMANS STORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(Dollars in Thousands Except Share Data)|
|13 Weeks |
|13 Weeks |
|26 Weeks |
|26 Weeks |
|License fees from leased departments||1,768||1,620||3,689||3,557|
|Cost of sales||(79,317||)||(71,165||)||(153,681||)||(143,533||)|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||(57,600||)||(52,898||)||(111,273||)||(103,384||)|
|Income from operations||1,620||5,795||6,938||18,800|
|Interest expense, net||(117||)||(123||)||(238||)||(248||)|
|Income before taxes||1,503||5,672||6,700||18,552|
|Income tax expense||(569||)||(2,127||)||(2,518||)||(6,957||)|
|Basic earnings per share||$||0.05||$||0.19||$||0.22||$||0.61|
|Diluted earnings per share||$||0.05||$||0.18||$||0.22||$||0.60|
|Basic weighted average shares outstanding||19,256,495||19,136,076||19,249,642||19,115,650|
|Diluted weighted average shares outstanding||19,356,867||19,470,133||19,339,099||19,443,441|