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Zumiez Inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results

LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ) a leading specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories for young men and women, today reported results for the first quarter ended May 5, 2018.

Total net sales for the first quarter ended May 5, 2018 (13 weeks) increased 13.9% to $206.3 million from $181.2 million in the first quarter ended April 29, 2017 (13 weeks).  Comparable sales for the thirteen weeks ended May 5, 2018 increased 8.3% compared to a comparable sales increase of 1.8% for the thirteen weeks ended April 29, 2017.  Net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $2.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4.4 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. 

At May 5, 2018, cash and current marketable securities increased 54.2% to $118.0 million, compared to cash and current marketable securities of $76.5 million at April 29, 2017. The increase in cash and current marketable securities was driven by cash generated through operations partially offset by capital expenditures.

“Our new fiscal year is off to a very good start,” commented Rick Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Zumiez Inc. “The strong top-line momentum we achieved in 2017 acclerated during the first quarter fueled by the strength of our assortments and the seamless shopping experience we’ve created for consumers who interact with our brand. With comparable sales increasing 8.3%, we generated significant expense leverage and dramatically improved our bottom line performance year-over-year.  We are confident that we are on the right path to further expand our global market share and drive increased value for our customers, our employees, our brand partners, and our shareholders over the long-term.”

May 2018 Sales
Total net sales for the four-week period ended June 2, 2018 increased 12.2% to $59.7 million, compared to $53.2 million for the four-week period ended May 27, 2017. The Company's comparable sales increased 7.5% for the four-week period ended June 2, 2018 compared to a comparable sales increase of 3.3% for the four-week period ended May 27, 2017.  

Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Outlook
The Company is introducing guidance for the three months ending August 4, 2018.  Net sales are projected to be in the range of $213 million to $217 million including anticipated comparable sales growth of between 3.0% and 5.0%.  Consolidated operating margins are expected to be between  1.2% and 2.0% resulting in net income per share of approximately $0.04 to $0.09.  The Company currently intends to open approximately 13 new stores in fiscal 2018, including up to 6 stores in the United States, 5 stores in Europe and 2 stores in Australia.

A conference call will be held today to discuss first quarter fiscal 2018 results and will be webcast at 5:00 p.m. ET on http://ir.zumiez.com. Participants may also dial (574) 990-9934 followed by the conference identification code of 2578857.

About Zumiez Inc.

Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women who want to express their individuality through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear, and other unique lifestyles. As of June 2, 2018 we operated 700 stores, including 608 in the United States, 50 in Canada, 35 in Europe and 7 in Australia. We operate under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times. Additionally, we operate ecommerce web sites at zumiez.com, blue-tomato.com and fasttimes.com.au

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release and oral statements relating thereto made from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the Company's future financial performance, brand and product category diversity, ability to adjust product mix, integration of acquired businesses, growing customer demand for our products and new store openings. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, those described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2018 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

 
ZUMIEZ INC.
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF LOSS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
    May 5, 2018    %  of Sales       April 29, 2017     %  of Sales 
Net sales   $   206,287   100.0%   $   181,155   100.0%
Cost of goods sold       143,700   69.7%       129,106   71.3%
Gross profit       62,587   30.3%       52,049   28.7%
Selling, general and administrative expenses       64,296   31.1%       58,283   32.2%
Operating loss       (1,709)   (0.8%)       (6,234)   (3.5%)
Interest income, net       283   0.1%       82   0.0%
Other expense, net       (482)   (0.2%)       (450)   (0.1%)
Loss before income taxes       (1,908)   (0.9%)       (6,602)   (3.6%)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes       699   0.4%       (2,154)   (1.1%)
Net loss   $   (2,607)   (1.3%)   $   (4,448)   (2.5%)
Basic loss per share   $   (0.10)       $   (0.18)    
Diluted loss per share   $   (0.10)       $   (0.18)    
Weighted average shares used in computation of loss per share:                
Basic       24,831           24,580    
Diluted       24,831           24,580    
                     


 
ZUMIEZ INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
 
    May 5, 2018   February 3, 2018   April 29, 2017
    (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)
Assets            
Current assets            
Cash and cash equivalents   $   29,063    $   24,041     22,320
Marketable securities     88,918     97,864     54,175
Receivables     18,466     17,027     13,992
Inventories     128,244     125,826     122,406
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     13,898     14,405     13,162
Total current assets     278,589     279,163     226,055
Fixed assets, net     126,047     128,852     132,582
Goodwill     60,832     62,912     56,761
Intangible assets, net     15,955     16,696     14,816
Deferred tax assets, net     3,288     4,174     9,061
Other long-term assets     6,993     7,713     8,161
Total long-term assets     213,115     220,347     221,381
Total assets   $   491,704    499,510     447,436
             
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity            
Current liabilities            
Trade accounts payable   $   45,980  
  37,861
 
  53,394
Accrued payroll and payroll taxes     15,132     20,650     11,410
Income taxes payable     359       5,796       67
Deferred rent and tenant allowances     7,873     8,073     8,425
Short term borrowings     4,696       943       —
Other liabilities     21,194     25,924     22,501
Total current liabilities     95,234     99,247     95,797
Long-term deferred rent and tenant allowances     39,217     39,275     41,181
Other long-term liabilities      4,768     5,073     4,889
Total long-term liabilities     43,985     44,348     46,070
Total liabilities     139,219     143,595     141,867
             
Shareholders’ equity            
Preferred stock, no par value, 20,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding     —       —       —
Common stock, no par value, 50,000 shares authorized; 25,470 shares issued and
outstanding at May 5, 2018, 25,249 shares issued and outstanding at February 3, 2018 and
25,196 shares issued and outstanding at April 29, 2017 
    148,591     146,523     142,460
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income     (4,908)     35     (14,998)
Retained earnings     208,802     209,357     178,107
Total shareholders’ equity     352,485     355,915     305,569
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $   491,704   $   499,510   $
  447,436
                   


 
ZUMIEZ INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   
     May 5, 2018     April 29, 2017 
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss   $   (2,607)   $   (4,448)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation, amortization and accretion     6,970     6,660
Deferred taxes     217     (2,033)
Stock-based compensation expense     1,642     1,278
Other     588     385
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Receivables     (1,096)     (135)
Inventories     (3,781)     (15,408)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     871     (209)
Trade accounts payable     7,723     27,919
Accrued payroll and payroll taxes     (5,383)     (3,525)
Income taxes payable     (5,993)     (3,199)
Deferred rent and tenant allowances     (32)     328
Other liabilities     (2,997)     (2,946)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities     (3,878)     4,667
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Additions to fixed assets     (3,585)     (7,117)
Purchases of marketable securities and other investments     (12,932)     (20,006)
Sales and maturities of marketable securities and other investments     21,590     24,370
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     5,073     (2,753)
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from revolving credit facilities     17,245     —
Payments on revolving credit facilities     (13,347)     —
Proceeds from issuance and exercise of stock-based awards     621     370
Payments for tax withholdings on equity awards     (195)     (172)
Net cash provided by financing activities     4,324     198
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (497)     (39)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     5,022     2,073
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     24,041     20,247
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $   29,063   $   22,320
Supplemental disclosure on cash flow information:        
Cash paid during the period for income taxes   $   6,442   $   3,074
Accrual for purchases of fixed assets     2,872     3,601
         


Company Contact:

Darin White
Director of Finance &
Investor Relations
Zumiez Inc.
(425) 551-1500, ext. 1337

Investor Contact:
ICR
Brendon Frey
(203) 682-8200