Tilly’s, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results and Introduces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Outlook *Fourth Quarter Net Sales of $139.9 million; Comp Store Sales Decreased 4.9% *Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.19; Fiscal Year EPS of $0.65 Business Wire IRVINE, Calif. -- March 19, 2014 Tilly’s, Inc. (NYSE:TLYS) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 ended February 1, 2014. “While fourth quarter results were as expected, we are not satisfied with this level of financial performance. I am, however, pleased with how we navigated the challenging retail environment, which reflects the disciplined execution by our team. We controlled costs, appropriately positioned our inventory levels and adhered to a planned promotional strategy in the quarter that delivered better product margins than the prior year,” commented Daniel Griesemer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In fiscal 2014, we have developed several key initiatives to adapt to the changing teen retail landscape and to capitalize on the long-term opportunities to grow our business.” For the fourth quarter ended February 1, 2014 (2012 reflects a 14-week period): *Total net sales were $139.9 million, a decrease of 0.6% compared to $140.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. *Comparable store sales, which include e-commerce sales, decreased 4.9% compared to the same 13-week period in 2012. E-commerce sales were $19.1 million, an increase of approximately 2% compared to the same thirteen-week period in 2012. *Gross profit was $43.8 million compared to $46.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Gross margin was 31.3% compared to 33.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Product margins increased 40 basis points, offset primarily by deleverage in buying, distribution and occupancy costs as a result of the negative comparable store sales. *Operating income was $8.5 million and included $1.8 million in store asset impairment charges recorded in the fourth quarter. This compares to operating income of $14.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. *Net income was $5.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, based on a weighted average diluted share count of 28.2 million shares and an effective tax rate of approximately 36% due to a one-time tax benefit related to return to provision adjustments. This compares to net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 of $9.8 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, based on a weighted average diluted share count of 28.0 million shares. Applying an expected long-term effective tax rate of 40%, adjusted net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $8.9 million, or $0.32 per diluted share. *At the conclusion of this press release is a reconciliation of non-GAAP results to GAAP results. For the 52-weeks ended February 1, 2014 (2012 reflects a 53-week period): *Total net sales were $495.8 million, an increase of 6.1% compared to the prior year. *Comparable store sales, which include e-commerce sales, decreased 1.9% compared to the same 52-week period in 2012. E-commerce sales were $57.8 million, an increase of approximately 11% compared to the same 52-week period in 2012. *Gross profit increased 1.4% to $152.3 million. Gross margin was 30.7% compared to 32.1% in the prior year period. Product margins increased 30 basis points, offset primarily by deleverage in buying, distribution and occupancy costs as a result of the negative comparable store sales. *Operating income was $29.7 million, and included $1.8 million in store asset impairment charges recorded in the fourth quarter. This compares to operating income of $31.4 million in the prior year, during which the Company recognized a one-time non-cash SG&A charge of $7.6 million, before tax, related to stock-based compensation expense triggered by the company’s initial public offering. *Net income was $18.1 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, based on a weighted average diluted share count of 28.1 million shares and an effective tax rate of approximately 39% due to a one-time tax benefit related to return to provision adjustments. This compares to net income in the prior year of $23.9 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, based on a weighted average diluted share count of 26.1 million shares. Adjusting for non-cash stock-based compensation charges and applying an expected long-term effective tax rate of 40%, adjusted net income was $22.9 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, in the prior year. *At the conclusion of this press release is a reconciliation of non-GAAP results to GAAP results. Balance Sheet and Liquidity As of February 1, 2014, the Company had $60.4 million of cash and marketable securities and no borrowings or debt outstanding on its revolving credit facility. On March 17, 2014, the Company amended its revolving credit facility agreement to adjust certain terms, effective as of February 3, 2014, and extend the maturity date to May 2017. First Quarter 2014 Outlook We continue to experience volatile and weak traffic trends and a highly promotional environment in teen retail. If these trends continue, we would expect first quarter comparable store sales to decline in the mid single digits, and net income per diluted share to be in the range of $0.00 to $0.04. This assumes an anticipated effective tax rate of 40% and a weighted average diluted share count of 28.2 million shares. First quarter 2013 net income was $2.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, based on a weighted average diluted share count of 28.0 million shares. Conference Call Information A conference call to discuss the financial results is scheduled for today, March 19, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT). Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (888) 466-4587 at 4:25 p.m. ET (1:25 p.m. PT). The conference call will also be available to interested parties through a live webcast at www.tillys.com. Please visit the website and select the “Investor Relations” link at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary software. A telephone replay of the call will be available until April 2, 2014, by dialing (877) 870-5176 (domestic) or (858) 384-5517 (international) and entering the conference identification number: 6661259. Please note participants must enter the conference identification number in order to access the replay. About Tilly’s Tilly's is a fast-growing destination specialty retailer of West Coast inspired apparel, footwear and accessories with an extensive assortment of the most relevant and sought-after brands rooted in action sports, music, art and fashion. Tilly’s is headquartered in Southern California and, as of March 19, 2014, operated 198 stores and through its website, www.tillys.com. Non-GAAP Financial Measures In addition to reporting financial measures in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”), the Company provides certain non-GAAP financial measures including “adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses”, “adjusted operating income”, “adjusted income before income taxes”, “adjusted income tax provision”, “adjusted net income”, “adjusted basic earnings per share” and “adjusted diluted earnings per share”. These amounts are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP. The Company’s management believes that these measures provide investors with transparency by helping illustrate the financial results: (i) as if the Company had been a publicly traded “C” Corporation during the relevant time periods, in order to provide a better comparison of past periods to current periods as a “C” Corporation; and (ii) to exclude items that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, the Company’s core operating results, providing a better baseline for analyzing trends in the underlying business. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, please see the accompanying table titled " Supplemental Information - Consolidated Statements of Income; Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures” contained in this press release. Forward Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release and oral statements made from time to time by our representatives are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, statements regarding our future financial and operating results, including but not limited to future comparable store sales, future net income, future gross, operating or product margins, and anticipated tax rate and our business and strategy, including but not limited to store expansion, expansion of brands and exclusive relationships, development and growth of our ecommerce platform and business, and completion of our new distribution facility, and any other statements about our future expectations, plans, intentions, beliefs or prospects expressed by management are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, our ability to respond to changing customer preferences and trends, attract customer traffic at our stores and online, execute our growth and long-term strategies, expand into new markets, grow our ecommerce business, timely complete our new distribution facility, effectively manage our inventory and costs, effectively compete with other retailers, enhance our brand image, general consumer spending patterns and levels, the effect of weather, and other factors that are detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 3, 2013, including those detailed in the section titled “Risk Factors” and in our other filings with the SEC, which are available from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and from our website at www.tillys.com under the heading “Investor Relations”. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This release should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and notes thereto contained in our Form 10-K and in our subsequent Forms 10-Q filed with the SEC. Tilly’s, Inc. Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) February 1, February 2, 2014 2013 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 25,412 $ 17,314 Marketable securities 34,943 39,868 Receivables 8,545 5,934 Merchandise inventories 46,266 46,595 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 11,772 11,387 Total current assets 126,938 121,098 Property and equipment, net 100,936 80,926 Other assets 4,533 3,357 Total assets $ 232,407 $ 205,381 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 19,645 $ 18,261 Deferred revenue 6,214 5,453 Accrued compensation and benefits 4,975 6,094 Accrued expenses 9,241 12,132 Current portion of deferred rent 5,395 4,555 Current portion of capital lease 758 712 obligation/Related party Total current liabilities 46,228 47,207 Long-term portion of deferred rent 42,756 37,620 Long-term portion of capital lease 2,500 3,258 obligation/Related party Total long-term liabilities 45,256 40,878 Total liabilities 91,484 88,085 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders' equity: Common stock (Class A), $0.001 par value; February 1, 2014 - 100,000 shares authorized, 11,361 shares issued and outstanding; February 2, 2013 - 100,000 shares authorized, 10,772 shares issued and outstanding 11 11 Common stock (Class B), $0.001 par value; February 1, 2014 - 35,000 shares authorized, 16,642 shares issued and outstanding; February 2, 2013 - 35,000 shares authorized, 16,920 shares issued and outstanding 17 17 Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013 - 10,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding - - Additional paid-in capital 122,886 117,391 Retained earnings (deficit) 17,997 (140 ) Accumulated other comprehensive income 12 17 Total stockholders' equity 140,923 117,296 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 232,407 $ 205,381 Tilly’s, Inc. Consolidated Statements of Income (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) 13 Weeks 14 Weeks 52 Weeks 53 Weeks Ended Ended Ended Ended February February February February 1, 2, 1, 2, 2014 2013 2014 2013 Net sales $ 139,896 $ 140,771 $ 495,837 $ 467,291 Cost of goods sold (includes buying, 96,146 93,946 343,542 317,096 distribution, and occupancy costs) Gross profit 43,750 46,825 152,295 150,195 Selling, general and 35,279 32,011 122,558 118,805 administrative expenses Operating income 8,471 14,814 29,737 31,390 Other expense, net 29 46 9 91 Income before income 8,442 14,768 29,728 31,299 taxes Income tax expense 3,025 4,927 11,591 7,406 Net income $ 5,417 $ 9,841 $ 18,137 $ 23,893 Basic earnings per share of Class A and Class B $ 0.19 $ 0.36 $ 0.65 $ 0.93 common stock Diluted earnings per share of Class A and $ 0.19 $ 0.35 $ 0.65 $ 0.92 Class B common stock Weighted average basic 27,983 27,686 27,822 25,656 shares outstanding Weighted average diluted 28,190 28,033 28,116 26,076 shares outstanding Tilly’s, Inc. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (In thousands) (Unaudited) Fiscal Year Ended February 1, February 2, January 28, 2014 2013 2012 Cash flows from operating activities Net income $ 18,137 $ 23,893 $ 34,340 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and 19,367 16,679 15,129 amortization Loss on disposal of assets 140 111 232 Impairment of assets 1,840 - 554 (Gain) loss on sales and maturities of marketable (176 ) 28 - securities Deferred income taxes 304 6,689 - Stock-based compensation 3,106 9,570 - expense Excess tax benefit from (157 ) (95 ) - stock-based compensation Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Receivables (2,611 ) 21 (2,304 ) Merchandise 329 (9,927 ) (3,028 ) inventories Prepaid expenses and (1,861 ) (12,930 ) (2,868 ) other assets Accounts payable 1,554 1,431 2,113 Accrued expenses (1,796 ) (1,470 ) 155 Accrued compensation (1,119 ) (1,442 ) 3,362 and benefits Deferred rent 5,976 8,584 4,159 Deferred revenue 761 588 740 Net cash provided by operating 43,794 41,730 52,584 activities Cash flows from investing activities Purchase of property and (42,701 ) (33,298 ) (20,223 ) equipment Proceeds from sale of property 79 17 28 and equipment Insurance proceeds from casualty - 822 - loss Purchases of marketable (44,908 ) (75,377 ) - securities Sales and maturities of 50,000 35,510 - marketable securities Net cash used in investing (37,530 ) (72,326 ) (20,195 ) activities Cash flows from financing activities Payment of capital lease (712 ) (668 ) (628 ) obligation Net proceeds from initial public - 106,789 - offering Proceeds from exercise of stock 3,025 1,169 - options Tax withholding payments related (636 ) (279 ) - to exercise of stock options Excess tax benefit from 157 95 - stock-based compensation Distributions - (84,287 ) (36,008 ) Net cash provided by (used in) 1,834 22,819 (36,636 ) financing activities Change in cash and cash 8,098 (7,777 ) (4,247 ) equivalents Cash and cash equivalents, 17,314 25,091 29,338 beginning of period Cash and cash equivalents, end $ 25,412 $ 17,314 $ 25,091 of period Tilly’s, Inc. Supplemental Information - Consolidated Statements of Income Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) The tables below reconcile the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”), adjusted operating income, adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted income tax provision, adjusted net income, and adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share, with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures of actual SG&A, actual operating income, actual income before income taxes, actual income tax provision, actual net income, and actual basic and diluted earnings per share. Q4 2012 Full Year 2012 (Fourteen weeks ended February 2, 2013) (53 week year ended February 2, 2013) Reported Adjustments Adjusted Reported Adjustments Adjusted (GAAP) (GAAP) Selling, general and (1) 32,011 - 32,011 118,805 (6,915 ) 111,890 administrative expenses Operating 14,814 - 14,814 31,390 6,915 38,305 income Income before 14,768 - 14,768 31,299 6,915 38,214 income taxes Income tax (2) 4,927 980 5,907 7,406 7,880 15,286 provision Net income $9,841 ($980 ) $8,861 $23,893 ($965 ) $22,928 Basic earnings $0.36 ($0.04 ) $0.32 $0.93 ($0.04 ) $0.89 per share Diluted earnings per $0.35 ($0.03 ) $0.32 $0.92 ($0.04 ) $0.88 share Notes: (1) Adjustment to full year 2012 SG&A expenses excludes the life-to-date charge of $7.615 million for stock-based compensation expense in the second quarter and adds a charge of $0.7 million for stock-based compensation expense in the first quarter, similar to the on-going charges in the other three quarters of 2012. The result of these adjustments to 2012 is to reflect only an on-going stock-based compensation expense, of $2.7 million, for all quarters of the year. (2) The tax provision in the fourth quarter and full year 2012 is adjusted to the expected long-term effective tax rate of 40% as a "C" corporation. The GAAP tax provision rate in 2012 reflected the Company being taxed as an "S" corporation for a portion of the year, after which it was taxed as a "C" corporation. Tilly's, Inc. Store Count and Square Footage Total Gross Stores Stores Stores Stores Square Footage Open Opened Closed Open End of Qtr at at Beg of During During End of (in Qtr Qtr Qtr Qtr thousands) 2012 140 5 0 145 1,134 Q1 2012 145 10 0 155 1,215 Q2 2012 155 7 1 161 1,272 Q3 2012 161 7 0 168 1,319 Q4 2013 168 7 0 175 1,371 Q1 2013 175 7 0 182 1,423 Q2 2013 182 7 0 189 1,472 Q3 2013 189 7 1 195 1,513 Q4 Contact: Investor Relations Contact: ICR, Inc. Anne Rakunas/Joseph Teklits 310-954-1113 email@example.com
Tilly’s, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results and Introduces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Outlook
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