J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Reports 2012 Fiscal Third Quarter Results PR Newswire PLANO, Texas, Nov. 9, 2012 PLANO, Texas, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 27, 2012. For the quarter, jcpenney reported a net loss of $123 million or $0.56 per share. Excluding the net gain on the sales of non-core assets, restructuring and management transition charges, and non-cash primary pension plan expense, adjusted net loss for the quarter was $203 million or $0.93 per share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is included in the schedules accompanying the consolidated financial statements included with this release. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110222/DA51975LOGO) Ron Johnson, chief executive officer of jcpenney said, "While the quarter overall was challenging, the performance of jcp's new brands and shops reinforces our conviction to transform jcpenney into a specialty department store. Today, jcp is really a tale of two companies. By far the largest part of our store is the old jcpenney, which continues to struggle and experience significant challenges as evidenced by our third quarter results. However, the new jcp, centered around the shop concept, is gaining traction with customers every day and is surpassing our own expectations in terms of sales productivity which continues to give us confidence in our long term business model." Shops Update: During the quarter, the Company opened shops under the Levi's ^®, Izod^®, Liz Claiborne^®, The Original Arizona Jean Co. ^ ®, and jcp^™ brands. The Company also opened 38 Sephora inside jcpenney stores, bringing the total to 386. Currently, the Company has transformed approximately 7.2 million square feet of selling space into the shop format. The Company will provide additional detail on year-to-date shop performance during an earnings presentation conducted later today. Third Quarter Results: Comparable store sales for the third quarter declined 26.1 percent and total sales decreased 26.6 percent. Internet sales through jcp.com were $214 million in the third quarter, decreasing 37.3 percent from last year. Gross margin was 32.5 percent of sales, compared to 37.4 percent in the same period last year. Gross margin was impacted by lower than expected sales in the quarter and a higher level of clearance merchandise sales. The Company's SG&A expenses decreased $155 million compared to last year's third quarter. For the third quarter, the Company incurred $34 million in restructuring and management transition charges. These charges comprised the following: oHome office and stores $4 million, or $0.01 per share; oStore fixtures $18 million, or $0.05 per share; oSupply chain $3 million, or $0.01 per share; oManagement transition $6 million, or $0.02 per share; oOther $3 million, or $0.01 per share. As a result of previous actions taken to reduce the workforce, the Company re-measured its pension plans during the quarter, which resulted in a reduction to non-cash primary pension plan expense of $27 million, bringing total primary pension plan expense in 2012 to $167 million. The Company ended the third quarter with approximately $525 million in cash and cash equivalents on its balance sheet. During the quarter, the Company opened seven new jcpenney stores, including four new stores and three relocations. Sale of Non-Core Assets: As part of jcpenney's strategy to monetize assets that are not core to its operations, the Company generated $279 million of cash from the sale of several non-core assets during the third quarter. Earnings Event Today/Webcast Details: At 8:00 a.m. ET today, the Company will host an in-person meeting with members of the financial community at SIR Stage 37 in New York City where the jcp leadership team will provide further commentary on the Company's third quarter 2012 financial results. The presentations and question-and-answer session will also be available live via streaming video and webcast on the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.jcpenney.com. Replays of the webcast will be available for up to 90 days after the event. For individuals without access to the webcast, the event will also be available via live conference call in listen-only mode. To access the presentations and question-and-answer session, please dial (866) 713-8395, or (617) 597-5309 for international callers, and reference 50754540 participant code. Telephone playback will be available for seven days beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the meeting by dialing (888) 286-8010 and (617) 801-6888 for international callers and referencing 15554609 participant code. For further information, contact: Eric Cerny and Angelika Torres; (972)431.5500 email@example.com Kristin Hays and Joey Thomas; (972)431.3400 firstname.lastname@example.org Corporate Website ir.jcpenney.com About jcpenney: More than a century ago, James Cash Penney founded his company on the principle of the Golden Rule: treat others the way you'd like to be treated – Fair and Square. His legacy continues to this day, as J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) boldly transforms the retail experience across 1,100 stores and jcp.com to become America's favorite store. Focused on making the customer experience better every day, jcpenney is dreaming up new ways to make customers love shopping again. On every visit, customers will discover great prices every day in a unique Shops environment that features exceptionally curated merchandise, a dynamic presentation and unmatched customer service. For more information, visit us at jcp.com. This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current views of future events and financial performance, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results to be materially different from planned or expected results. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, including inflation, recession, unemployment levels, consumer spending patterns, credit availability and debt levels, changes in store traffic trends, the cost of goods, trade restrictions, the impact of changes designed to transform our business, customer acceptance of our new strategies, the impact of cost reduction initiatives, implementation of new systems and platforms, changes in tariff, freight and shipping rates, changes in the cost of fuel and other energy and transportation costs, increases in wage and benefit costs, competition and retail industry consolidations, interest rate fluctuations, dollar and other currency valuations, the impact of weather conditions, risks associated with war, an act of terrorism or pandemic, a systems failure and/or security breach that results in the theft, transfer or unauthorized disclosure of customer, employee or Company information and legal and regulatory proceedings. Please refer to the Company's most recent Form 10-K and subsequent filings for a further discussion of risks and uncertainties. Investors should take such risks into account when making investment decisions. We do not undertake to update these forward-looking statements as of any future date. J. C. PENNEY COMPANY, INC. SUMMARY OF OPERATING RESULTS (Unaudited) (Amounts in millions except per share data) Three months ended Nine months ended Oct. 27, Oct. % Inc. Oct. 27, Oct. % Inc. 29, 29, 2012 2011 (Dec.) 2012 2011 (Dec.) STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS: Total net sales $ 2,927 $ 3,986 (26.6)% $ 9,101 $ (23.1)% 11,835 Costs of goods sold 1,975 2,497 (20.9)% 5,959 7,254 (17.9)% Gross margin 952 1,489 (36.1)% 3,142 4,581 (31.4)% Operating expenses/(income): Selling, general and administrative 1,087 1,242 (12.5)% 3,297 3,766 (12.5)% (SG&A) Primary pension plan 42 22 90.9% 139 65 100+% Supplemental pension 9 9 0.0% 28 23 21.7% plans Total pension 51 31 64.5% 167 88 89.8% Depreciation and 133 127 4.7% 386 383 0.8% amortization Real estate and (197) (5) (100+)% (412) (24) (100+)% other, net Restructuring and management 34 265 (87.2)% 269 297 (9.4)% transition Total operating 1,108 1,660 (33.3)% 3,707 4,510 (17.8)% expenses Operating income/(loss) (156) (171) 8.8% (565) 71 (100+)% Net interest expense 55 55 0.0% 169 170 (0.6)% Income/(loss) before (211) (226) 6.6% (734) (99) (100+)% income taxes Income tax (88) (83) (6.0)% (301) (34) (100+)% expense/(benefit) Net income/(loss) $ (123) $ (143) 14.0% $ (433) $ (65) (100+)% Earnings/(loss) per $ (0.56) $ 16.4% $ (1.98) $ (100+)% share - basic (0.67) (0.30) Earnings/(loss) per $ (0.56) $ 16.4% $ (1.98) $ (100+)% share - diluted (0.67) (0.30) FINANCIAL DATA: Comparable store sales (26.1)% (1.6)% (22.3)% 1.2% increase/(decrease) Ratios as a percentage of sales: Gross margin 32.5% 37.4% 34.5% 38.7% SG&A expenses 37.1% 31.2% 36.2% 31.8% Total operating 37.8% 41.7% 40.7% 38.1% expenses Operating (5.3)% (4.3)% (6.2)% 0.6% income/(loss) Effective income tax 41.7% 36.7% 41.0% 34.3% rate COMMON SHARES DATA: Outstanding shares at 219.2 213.4 219.2 213.4 end of period Weighted average shares outstanding (basic 219.4 213.3 219.1 218.6 shares) Weighted average shares 219.4 213.3 219.1 218.6 used for diluted EPS CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited) (Amounts in millions) Oct. 27, Oct. 29, 2012 2011 Assets Current assets Cash in banks and in transit $ 141 $ 205 Cash short-term investments 384 880 Cash and cash equivalents 525 1,085 Merchandise inventory 3,362 4,376 Income tax receivable 69 175 Deferred income taxes 409 189 Prepaid expenses and other 265 285 Total current assets 4,630 6,110 Property and equipment, net 5,391 5,242 Prepaid pension - 668 Other assets 767 807 Total assets $ 10,788 $ 12,827 Liabilities and stockholders' equity Current liabilities Merchandise accounts payable $ 1,408 $ 1,831 Other accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,242 1,404 Current maturities of capital leases and notes 22 1 payable Current maturities of long-term debt - 230 Total current liabilities 2,672 3,466 Long-term capital leases and notes payable 75 3 Long-term debt 2,868 2,868 Deferred taxes 786 1,152 Other liabilities 885 816 Total liabilities 7,286 8,305 Stockholders' equity 3,502 4,522 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 10,788 $ 12,827 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (Amounts in millions) Three months ended Nine months ended Oct. 27, Oct. 29, Oct. Oct. 29, 27, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income/(loss) $ (123) $ (143) $ (433) $ (65) Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities: Restructuring and management 12 216 102 230 transition Asset impairments and other 6 6 10 8 charges Net gain on sales or redemption of (197) - (397) - non-core assets Depreciation and amortization 133 127 386 383 Benefit plans 31 18 110 46 Stock-based compensation 12 7 38 33 Excess tax benefits from stock-based 6 (1) (17) (5) compensation Deferred taxes (27) 9 (224) (96) Change in cash from: Inventory (369) (804) (446) (1,163) Prepaid expenses and other (26) (89) (41) (86) assets Merchandise accounts payable 393 445 386 698 Current income taxes 74 (108) 108 (34) Accrued expenses and other 27 12 (237) (82) Net cash provided by/(used in) (48) (305) (655) (133) operating activities Cash flows from investing activities: Capital expenditures (341) (174) (580) (469) Proceeds from the sales or 279 - 525 - redemption of non-core assets Acquisition of tradenames - - (9) - Proceeds from sale of operating - 1 - 1 assets Proceeds from joint venture cash - 53 - 53 distribution Net cash provided by/(used in) (62) (120) (64) (415) investing activities Cash flows from financing activities: Payment of capital leases and (13) - (13) - notes payable Payment of long-term debt (230) - (230) - Financing costs - - (4) (15) Stock repurchase program - - - (900) Proceeds from issuance of stock - - - 50 warrant Proceeds from stock options 1 1 70 12 exercised Other changes in stockholders' (11) 1 - (1) equity Dividends paid - (43) (86) (135) Net cash provided by/(used in) (253) (41) (263) (989) financing activities Net increase/(decrease) in cash (363) (466) (982) (1,537) and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at 888 1,551 1,507 2,622 beginning of period Cash and cash equivalents at end $ 525 $ 1,085 $ 525 $ 1,085 of period Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited) (Amounts in millions except per share data) We define (1) adjusted operating income/(loss) as operating income/(loss) excluding the impact of markdowns related to the alignment of inventory with our new strategy, restructuring and management transition charges, the non-cash impact of the primary pension plan expense and the net gain on sales or redemption of non-core assets and (2) adjusted net income/(loss) and adjusted earnings/(loss) per share - diluted as net income/(loss) and earnings/(loss) per share - diluted, respectively, excluding the after-tax impacts of markdowns related to the alignment of inventory with our new strategy, restructuring and management transition charges, the non-cash impact of the primary pension plan expense and the net gain on sales or redemption of non-core assets. We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful in order to better understand our financial performance as well as facilitate the comparison of our results to the results of our peer companies. It is important to view each of these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, rather that as a substitute for, the GAAP measures of operating income/(loss), net income/(loss) and earnings/(loss) per share-diluted, respectively. ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME/(LOSS), NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE The following table reconciles operating income/(loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure, to adjusted operating income/(loss), a non-GAAP financial measure: Three months ended Nine months ended Oct. 27, Oct. 29, Oct. 27, Oct. 29, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Operating income/(loss) $ (156) $ (171) $ (565) $ 71 As a percent of sales (5.3)% (4.3)% (6.2)% 0.6% Add: Markdowns - inventory - - 155 - strategy alignment Restructuring and management transition charges 34 265 269 297 Primary pension plan expense 42 22 139 65 Net gain on sales or Less: redemption of non-core (197) - (397) - assets Adjusted operating income/(loss) $ (277) $ 116 $ (399) $ 433 (non-GAAP) As a percent of sales (9.5)% 2.9% (4.4)% 3.7% ADJUSTED NET INCOME/(LOSS) AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS/(LOSS) PER SHARE-DILUTED, NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES The following table reconciles net income/(loss) and earnings/(loss) per share-diluted, the most directly comparable GAAP measures, to adjusted net income/(loss) and adjusted earnings/(loss) per share-diluted, non-GAAP financial measures: Three months ended Nine months ended Oct. 27, Oct. 29, Oct. 27, Oct. 29, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net income/(loss) $ (123) $ (143) $ (433) $ (65) Earnings/(loss) per share - diluted $ (0.56) $ (0.67) $ (1.98) $ (0.30) Markdowns - inventory Add: strategy alignment, net of - - 95 - tax of $-, $-, $60, $- Restructuring and management transition 21 167 165 186 charges, net of tax of $13, $98, $104, $111 Primary pension plan expense, net of tax of 26 14 85 40 $16, $8, $54, $25 Net gain on sales or redemption of non-core Less: (127) - (251) - assets, net of tax of $(70), $-, $(146), $- Adjusted net income/loss (non-GAAP) $ (203) $ 38 $ (339) $ 161 Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share $ (0.93) $ 0.18 $ (1.55) $ 0.73 - diluted (non-GAAP) Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited) (Amounts in millions except per share data) Free cash flow is a key financial measure of our ability to generate additional cash from operating our business and in evaluating our financial performance. We define free cash flow as cash flow from operating activities, less capital expenditures and dividends paid, plus the proceeds from the sale of operating assets. Free cash flow is a relevant indicator of our ability to repay maturing debt, revise our dividend policy or fund other uses of capital that we believe will enhance stockholder value. Free cash flow is considered a non-GAAP financial measure under the rules of the SEC. Free cash flow is limited and does not represent remaining cash flow available for discretionary expenditures due to the fact that the measure does not deduct payments required for debt maturities, pay-down of off-balance sheet pension debt, and other obligations or payments made for business acquisitions. Therefore, it is important to view free cash flow in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, our entire statement of cash flows and those measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. FREE CASH FLOW, NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE The following table reconciles cash flow from operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, to free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure: Three months ended Nine months ended Oct. 27, Oct. 29, Oct. 27, Oct. 29, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net cash provided by/(used in) $ (48) $ (305) $ (655) $ (133) operating activities Add: Proceeds from sale of - 1 - 1 operating assets Less: Capital expenditures (341) (174) (580) (469) Dividends paid - (43) (86) (135) Free cash flow (non-GAAP) $ (389) $ (521) $ (1,321) $ (736) Non-GAAP Financial Measure We report our financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). However, we present certain financial measures identified as non-GAAP under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to assess our results. We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides enhanced visibility into our gross margin during our transformation, provides useful information about our selling, general and administrative expense structure and facilitates the comparison of our results to the results of our peer companies. It is important to view non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, those measures and ratios prepared in accordance with GAAP. We have provided reconciliations of the most directly comparable GAAP measures to our non-GAAP financial measures. SELLING MARGIN, NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE We define selling margin as sales in our stores and internet divided by direct cost from our vendors and freight. Selling margin excludes costs indirectly incurred in procuring and bringing inventory to its existing condition and location, clearance markdowns and reserves under the retail method of accounting and sales and gross margin associated with our outlet stores. In addition, it excludes sales adjustments for the change in reserve for estimated returns and items that have been sold but not shipped and/or delivered and shipping revenue. The following table reconciles gross margin, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to selling margin, a non-GAAP financial measure: Q3 2012 Q3 2011 Gross Gross ($ in millions) Gross Margin Gross Margin Sales Sales Margin as a % of Margin as a % of Sales Sales Gross margin (GAAP) 2,927 952 32.5% 3,986 1,489 37.4% Sales adjustments (26) 0.3% (23) 0.6% Outlet stores - - 0.0% (40) (14) -0.4% Inventory transition markdowns on - - 0.0% - - 0.0% merchandise that was sold during the period Buying and distribution 88 3.0% 88 2.2% costs Clearance markdowns and reserves under the 56 1.9% (6) -0.2% retail method of accounting Miscellaneous (24) -0.8% (22) -0.6% Selling margin 2,901 1,072 37.0% 3,923 1,535 39.1% (non-GAAP) SOURCE J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Website: http://jcp.com
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Reports 2012 Fiscal Third Quarter Results
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