Big Lots Reports Q3 EPS From Continuing Operations of $0.03, $0.04 on an Adjusted Basis

Freitag, 02.12.2016 12:00 von

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) today reported income from continuing operations of $1.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 ended October 29, 2016. This result includes an after tax expense of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, associated with legacy pension plans which have been terminated. Excluding this expense, adjusted income from continuing operations totaled $1.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share (see non-GAAP table included later in this release), which compares to our guidance for continuing operations in the range of an adjusted loss of $0.04 per share (non-GAAP) to adjusted income of $0.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP). In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, the adjusted loss from continuing operations totaled $0.2 million, or $0.00 per share (non-GAAP). Comparable store sales were flat for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to our guidance of flat to an increase of 2%. Net sales for the quarter decreased 1.0% to $1,105 million, a result of a lower store count year-over-year.

Commenting on today's release, David Campisi, Chief Executive Officer and President of Big Lots, stated, "We are pleased to report in a challenging retail environment the team delivered upon our financial commitments. Sales were in line with our communicated guidance while EPS was above our expectations. Jennifer continues to positively respond to our focus on ownable and winnable merchandise categories, improved merchandise presentations and more consistent in-store execution."

THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Adjusted income from continuing operations of $0.04 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to an adjusted loss of $0.2 million, or $0.00 per share (non-GAAP) last year
  • Comparable store sales were flat which was in line with guidance

 
















Earnings per Share





















Q3 2016


Q3 2015


YTD 2016


YTD 2015




















Continuing operations


$0.03


($0.03)


$1.36


$0.94






Impact of legacy pension costs (1)


$0.01


$0.03


$0.05


$0.06






Impact of non-recurring expense (1)


-


-


-


$0.05






Continuing operations - adjusted basis (1)


$0.04


$0.00


$1.41


$1.05






% Change (2016 vs. 2015)






+34%






















(1)  Non-GAAP detailed reconciliation provided below.






 

Inventory and Cash Management
Inventory ended the third quarter of fiscal 2016 at $1,036 million, a 1% decrease compared to $1,047 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 as Inventory per store was flat to last year coupled with a lower store count year-over-year.

We ended the third quarter of fiscal 2016 with $60 million of Cash and Cash Equivalents and $363 million of borrowings under our credit facility compared of $62 million of Cash and Cash Equivalents and $335 million of borrowings under our credit facility as of the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2015. Our growth in year-over-year borrowings resulted from returning a higher amount of cash to shareholders (dividends and share repurchases) while investing in capital expenditures to support our strategic plan.

Total Cash Returned To Shareholders
As announced earlier today in a separate press release, on November 30, 2016, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per common share. This dividend payment of approximately $9 million is payable on December 30, 2016, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 16, 2016.

Based on today's announcement and including year-to-date activity for fiscal 2016, we will return $288 million to shareholders through our share repurchase investments ($250 million) and quarterly dividend payments ($38 million).

FISCAL Q4 2016 GUIDANCE

  • Affirms Q4 guidance for adjusted income from continuing operations in the range of $2.18 to $2.23 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to adjusted income from continuing operations of $2.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for the same period last year
  • Affirms Q4 guidance for comparable store sales in the range of flattish to +2%

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, we estimate adjusted income from continuing operations will be in the range of $2.18 to $2.23 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to adjusted income from continuing operations of $2.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. This guidance is based on estimated comparable store sales in the range of flattish to +2% compared to a 0.7% comparable store sales increase in Q4 of fiscal 2015.

FISCAL 2016 GUIDANCE

  • Increases guidance for fiscal 2016 adjusted income from continuing operations to be in the range of $3.55 to $3.60 per diluted share (non-GAAP), representing an 18% to 20% increase compared to fiscal 2015 adjusted income from continuing operations of $3.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP)
  • Affirms guidance for fiscal 2016 comparable store sales increase in the range of 1% to 2%
  • Updates guidance for fiscal 2016 cash flow to $195 million

Based on operating results for the first three quarters and our expectations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 noted above, we now estimate fiscal 2016 adjusted income from continuing operations to be in the range of $3.55 to $3.60 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to our previous guidance of $3.45 to $3.55 per diluted share. This compares to adjusted income from continuing operations of $3.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for fiscal 2015. This outlook is based on a comparable store sales increase in the range of +1% to +2% and total sales up slightly.

In addition, we now expect to complete the process of terminating legacy pension plans during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 with cash payouts totaling approximately $15 million.  Including the impact of these payouts, we now estimate full year cash flow of approximately $195 million.









Full Year










2016 Guidance (1)


2015 (2)








Adjusted EPS from continuing operations


$3.55  to  $3.60


$3.01


% Change (2016 vs. 2015)


 +18%  to  +20%










(1) Non-GAAP - excludes potential impact of legacy pension costs of approximately $15 million after tax.


(2) Non-GAAP - see attached reconciliation.






 

Conference Call/Webcast
We will host a conference call today at 8:00 a.m. to discuss our financial results for the third quarter and provide commentary on our outlook for fiscal 2016. We invite you to listen to the webcast of the conference call through the Investor Relations section of our website http://www.biglots.com. If you are unable to join the live webcast, an archive of the call will be available through the Investor Relations section of our website after 12:00 noon today and will remain available through midnight on Friday, December 16, 2016. A replay of this call will also be available beginning today at 12:00 noon through December 16 by dialing 1.888.203.1112 (Toll Free USA and Canada) or 1.719.457.0820 (International), and entering Replay Passcode 4545762. All times are Eastern Time.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a unique, non-traditional, discount retailer operating 1,445 BIG LOTS stores in 47 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. Our vision is to be recognized for providing an outstanding shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. Big Lots supports the communities it serves through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. For more information about the Company, visit www.biglots.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and such statements are intended to qualify for the protection of the safe harbor provided by the Act. The words "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "objective," "goal," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will," "should," "may," "target," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook" and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. Similarly, descriptions of our objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets are also forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to the expectations of management as to future occurrences and trends, including statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results or events and projected sales, earnings, capital expenditures and business strategy. Forward-looking statements are based upon a number of assumptions concerning future conditions that may ultimately prove to be inaccurate. Forward-looking statements are and will be based upon management's then-current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. Although we believe the expectations expressed in forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of our knowledge, forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, any one or a combination of which could materially affect our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

Forward-looking statements that we make herein and in other reports and releases are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, current economic and credit conditions, the cost of goods, our inability to successfully execute strategic initiatives, competitive pressures, economic pressures on our customers and us, the availability of brand name closeout merchandise, trade restrictions, freight costs, the risks discussed in the Risk Factors section of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other factors discussed from time to time in our other filings with the SEC, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. This release should be read in conjunction with such filings, and you should consider all of these risks, uncertainties and other factors carefully in evaluating forward-looking statements.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our public announcements and SEC filings.

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BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)












OCTOBER 29


OCTOBER 31






2016


2015






(Unaudited)


(Recast)












ASSETS















Current assets:








Cash and cash equivalents


$59,743


$61,541




Inventories


1,036,337


1,047,322




Other current assets


112,251


110,184




   Total current assets


1,208,331


1,219,047











Property and equipment - net


540,669


576,563











Deferred income taxes


56,102


54,478



Other assets


42,141


39,209






$1,847,243


$1,889,297




















LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      















Current liabilities:








Accounts payable


$503,625


$490,049




Property, payroll and other taxes


88,941


81,808




Accrued operating expenses


80,227


76,761




Insurance reserves


42,141


42,661




Accrued salaries and wages


50,243


36,658




Income taxes payable


1,407


862




   Total current liabilities


766,584


728,799











Long-term obligations under bank credit facility


362,900


334,900











Deferred rent


55,291


61,418



Insurance reserves


58,647


57,527



Unrecognized tax benefits


14,639


17,809



Other liabilities


44,107


51,572











Shareholders' equity


545,075


637,272






$1,847,243


$1,889,297



 









BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)












13 WEEKS ENDED


13 WEEKS ENDED




OCTOBER 29, 2016


OCTOBER 31, 2015





%



%




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

















Net sales


$1,105,498

100.0


$1,116,474

100.0










Gross margin


441,992

40.0


440,007

39.4










Selling and administrative expenses 


409,753

37.1


411,994

36.9










Depreciation expense


30,294

2.7


30,171

2.7









Operating profit (loss)


1,945

0.2


(2,158)

(0.2)










Interest expense


(1,665)

(0.2)


(1,272)

(0.1)










Other income (expense)


698

0.1


(673)

(0.1)









Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes


978

0.1


(4,103)

(0.4)










Income tax benefit


(378)

(0.0)


(2,400)

(0.2)









Income (loss) from continuing operations


1,356

0.1


(1,703)

(0.2)










Income from discontinued operations, net of tax








   expense of $13 and $118, respectively


20

0.0


195

0.0









Net income (loss)


$1,376

0.1


($1,508)

(0.1)

















Earnings (loss) per common share - basic (a)
















Continuing operations


$0.03



($0.03)











Discontinued operations


0.00



0.00











Net income (loss)


$0.03



($0.03)


















Earnings (loss) per common share - diluted (a)
















Continuing operations


$0.03



($0.03)











Discontinued operations


0.00



0.00











Net income (loss)


$0.03



($0.03)


















Weighted average common shares outstanding
















Basic


44,165



49,057











Dilutive effect of share-based awards


761



-











Diluted


44,926



49,057










Cash dividends declared per common share


$0.21



$0.19










(a)

The earnings (loss) per share for Continuing Operations, Discontinued Operations and Net income (loss) are separately calculated in accordance with accounting pronouncements; therefore, the sum of earnings (loss) per share for Continuing Operations and Discontinued Operations may differ, due to rounding, from the calculated earnings (loss) per share of Net income (loss).

 









BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)












39 WEEKS ENDED


39 WEEKS ENDED




OCTOBER 29, 2016


OCTOBER 31, 2015





%



%




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

















Net sales


$3,621,228

100.0


$3,606,615

100.0










Gross margin


1,446,096

39.9


1,419,957

39.4










Selling and administrative expenses 


1,251,905

34.6


1,246,545

34.6










Depreciation expense


90,750

2.5


92,388

2.6









Operating profit


103,441

2.9


81,024

2.2










Interest expense


(3,793)

(0.1)


(2,737)

(0.1)










Other income (expense)


1,000

0.0


(2,387)

(0.1)









Income from continuing operations before income taxes


100,648

2.8


75,900

2.1










Income tax expense 


37,942

1.0


27,584

0.8









Income from continuing operations


62,706

1.7


48,316

1.3










Income from discontinued operations, net of tax








   expense of $28 and $10, respectively


44

0.0


25

0.0









Net income 


$62,750

1.7


$48,341

1.3

















Earnings per common share - basic (a)
















Continuing operations


$1.37



$0.95











Discontinued operations


0.00



0.00











Net income 


$1.37



$0.95


















Earnings per common share - diluted (a)
















Continuing operations


$1.36



$0.94











Discontinued operations


0.00



0.00











Net income 


$1.36



$0.94


















Weighted average common shares outstanding
















Basic


45,678



50,992











Dilutive effect of share-based awards


578



540











Diluted


46,256



51,532










Cash dividends declared per common share


$0.63



$0.57










(a)

The earnings per share for Continuing Operations, Discontinued Operations and Net Income are separately calculated in accordance with accounting pronouncements; therefore, the sum of earnings per share for Continuing Operations and Discontinued Operations may differ, due to rounding, from the calculated earnings per share of Net Income.

 









BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(In thousands)












13 WEEKS ENDED


13 WEEKS ENDED






OCTOBER 29, 2016


OCTOBER 31, 2015






 (Unaudited) 


 (Unaudited) 




  Net cash used in operating activities 


($67,964)


($64,345)












  Net cash used in investing activities


(26,812)


(33,996)












  Net cash provided by financing activities


96,150


102,519











Increase in cash and cash equivalents


1,374


4,178




Cash and cash equivalents:








  Beginning of period


58,369


57,363




  End of period


$59,743


$61,541



 









BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(In thousands)












39 WEEKS ENDED


39 WEEKS ENDED






OCTOBER 29, 2016


OCTOBER 31, 2015






 (Unaudited) 


 (Unaudited) 




  Net cash provided by operating activities 


$43,536


$52,318












  Net cash used in investing activities


(71,842)


(98,298)












  Net cash provided by financing activities


33,905


55,260











Increase in cash and cash equivalents


5,599


9,280




Cash and cash equivalents:








  Beginning of period


54,144


52,261




  End of period


$59,743


$61,541



 


BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)





The following tables reconcile: (1) selling and administrative expenses, selling and administrative expense rate, operating profit (loss), operating profit (loss) rate, income tax expense (benefit), effective income tax rate, income (loss) from continuing operations, net income (loss), diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations, and diluted earnings (loss) per share for the third quarter of 2016, the year-to-date 2016, the third quarter of 2015, the year-to-date 2015, the fourth quarter of 2015, and the full year 2015 (GAAP financial measures) to adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating profit (loss), adjusted operating profit (loss) rate, adjusted income tax expense (benefit), adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations, and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share (non-GAAP financial measures).









Third quarter of 2016 - Thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016 















 As Reported 


 Adjustment to
exclude pension
costs 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$             409,753


$                      (863)


$            408,890

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

37.1%


(0.1%)


37.0%

 Operating profit 


1,945


863


2,808

 Operating profit rate 


0.2%


0.1%


0.3%

 Income tax benefit 


(378)


342


(36)

 Effective income tax rate 


-38.7%


36.7%


-2.0%

 Income from continuing operations 

1,356


521


1,877

 Net income 


1,376


521


1,897

 Diluted earnings per share from  






      continuing operations 


$                    0.03


$                      0.01


$                  0.04

 Diluted earnings per share  


$                    0.03


$                      0.01


$                  0.04








The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating profit rate, adjusted income tax benefit, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, and adjusted diluted earnings per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") all costs associated with the Company's pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $863 ($521, net of tax).  The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.

 

 Year-to-date 2016 - Thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 
















 As Reported 


 Adjustment to
exclude pension
costs 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$          1,251,905


$                  (4,073)


$        1,247,832

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

34.6%


(0.1%)


34.5%

 Operating profit 


103,441


4,073


107,514

 Operating profit rate 


2.9%


0.1%


3.0%

 Income tax expense 


37,942


1,612


39,554

 Effective income tax rate 


37.7%


0.1%


37.8%

 Income from continuing operations 

62,706


2,461


65,167

 Net income 


62,750


2,461


65,211

 Diluted earnings per share from  






      continuing operations 


$                    1.36


$                      0.05


$                 1.41

 Diluted earnings per share  


$                    1.36


$                      0.05


$                 1.41








The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating profit rate, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, and adjusted diluted earnings per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP all costs associated with the Company's pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $4,073 ($2,461, net of tax).  The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.


 Third quarter of 2015 - Thirteen weeks ended October 31, 2015 















 As Reported 


 Adjustment to exclude pension costs 


 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$             411,994


$                     (2,560)


$             409,434

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

36.9%


(0.2%)


36.7%

 Operating (loss) profit 


(2,158)


2,560


402

 Operating (loss) profit rate 


(0.2%)


0.2%


0.0%

 Income tax benefit 


(2,400)


1,012


(1,388)

 Effective income tax rate 


58.5%


31.5%


90.0%

 Loss from continuing operations 

(1,703)


1,548


(155)

 Net (loss) income 


(1,508)


1,548


40

 Diluted earnings (loss) per share from  






      continuing operations 


$                  (0.03)


$                         0.03


$                    0.00

 Diluted earnings (loss) per share  

$                  (0.03)


$                         0.03


$                    0.00







The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating (loss) profit, adjusted operating (loss) profit rate, adjusted income tax benefit, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted loss from continuing operations, adjusted net (loss) income, adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations, and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP all costs associated with the Company's pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $2,560 ($1,548, net of tax).  The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.

 



 Year-to-date 2015 - Thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015 


















 As Reported 


 Adjustment to
exclude loss
contingency 

 Adjustment to
exclude pension
costs 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$          1,246,545


$                  (4,487)

$                    (4,685)


$        1,237,373

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

34.6%


(0.1%)

(0.1%)


34.3%

 Operating profit 


81,024


4,487

4,685


90,196

 Operating profit rate 


2.2%


0.1%

0.1%


2.5%

 Income tax expense 


27,584


1,776

1,848


31,208

 Effective income tax rate 


36.3%


0.2%

(0.6%)


36.7%

 Income from continuing operations 

48,316


2,711

2,837


53,864

 Net income 


48,341


2,711

2,837


53,889

 Diluted earnings per share from  







      continuing operations 


$                    0.94


$                      0.05

$                        0.06


$                  1.05

 Diluted earnings per share  


$                    0.94


$                      0.05

$                        0.06


$                  1.05










The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating profit rate, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, and adjusted diluted earnings per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP: (1) a pretax accrual of a loss contingency associated with merchandise-related legal matters of $4,487 ($2,711, net of tax); and (2) all costs associated with the Company's pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $4,685 ($2,837, net of tax).  The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.



 Fourth quarter of 2015 - Thirteen weeks ended January 30, 2016 















 As Reported 


 Adjustment to
exclude pension
costs 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$             462,172


$                    (8,247)


$             453,925

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

29.2%


(0.5%)


28.7%

 Operating profit 


154,708


8,247


162,955

 Operating profit rate 


9.8%


0.5%


10.3%

 Income tax expense 


56,528


3,264


59,792

 Effective income tax rate 


37.3%


0.3%


37.6%

 Income from continuing operations 

94,692


4,983


99,675

 Net income 


94,532


4,983


99,515

 Diluted earnings per share from  






      continuing operations 


$                    1.91


$                        0.10


$                  2.01

 Diluted earnings per share  


$                    1.91


$                        0.10


$                  2.01








The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating profit rate, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, and adjusted diluted earnings per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") all costs associated with the Company's pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $8,247 ($4,983, net of tax).  The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.

 

 Full Year 2015 - Fifty-two weeks ended January 30, 2016 


















 As Reported 


 Adjustment to
exclude loss
contingency 

 Adjustment to
exclude pension
costs 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$          1,708,717


$                   (4,487)

$                   (12,932)


$          1,691,298

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

32.9%


(0.1%)

(0.2%)


32.6%

 Operating profit 


235,732


4,487

12,932


253,151

 Operating profit rate 


4.5%


0.1%

0.2%


4.9%

 Income tax expense 


83,842


1,776

5,112


90,730

 Effective income tax rate 


37.0%


0.0%

0.1%


37.1%

 Income from continuing operations 

143,008


2,711

7,820


153,539

 Net income 


142,873


2,711

7,820


153,404

 Diluted earnings per share from  







      continuing operations 


$                    2.81


$                       0.05

$                         0.15


$                    3.01

 Diluted earnings per share  


$                    2.80


$                       0.05

$                         0.15


$                    3.01

 

The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating profit rate, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, and adjusted diluted earnings per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP: (1) a pretax accrual of a loss contingency associated with merchandise-related legal matters of $4,487 ($2,711, net of tax); and (2) all costs associated with the Company's pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $12,932 ($7,820, net of tax).  The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.

Our management believes that the disclosure of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors because the non-GAAP financial measures present an alternative and more relevant method for measuring our operating performance, excluding special items included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures that management believes is more indicative of our on-going operating results and financial condition. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures, along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, in evaluating our operating performance.

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