SOURCE: Gordmans Stores, Inc.

August 19, 2016 07:00 ET

Gordmans Stores, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results

Adjusted Diluted Loss per Share Excluding Deferred Tax Valuation Allowance, In-Line With Guidance

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2016) - Gordmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMAN), an Omaha-based apparel and home décor retailer, announced results for its second quarter and six months ended July 30, 2016.

Second Quarter Review

  • Adjusted diluted loss per share of ($0.28), which excludes a ($0.03) charge related to a deferred tax valuation allowance, was in-line with guidance range of ($0.29) to ($0.25).
  • Brick and mortar comparable store inventory decreased 13.6% compared to a year ago.
  • Comparable store sales on an owned basis decreased 11.1%.

Andy Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "With the sales environment remaining challenging during the second quarter, we took actions to protect our bottom line and better position the company for the second half of the year. This included reducing second quarter merchandise receipts by 15%. While our proactive inventory reduction contributed to our less than expected comp performance, it allowed us to end the second quarter with comp store inventory down 14% compared to a year ago and improve our inventory currency."

Hall continued, "We have completed our comprehensive expense review and have identified significant cost saving opportunities throughout the organization. We will start to realize these savings beginning in the third quarter and in earnest next year."

"While our top line has been challenging, we expect modest improvement in our sales trend beginning in the third quarter. Our inventory positioning allows us to be more proactive in chasing trending businesses, receipting of go forward merchandise and flexibility regarding markdowns. From a long term perspective, our current strategies are focused on yielding sustained, profitable growth and increased value for our shareholders," concluded Hall.

Second Quarter Financial Results
Net sales for the second quarter ended July 30, 2016 decreased $11.3 million, or 7.9%, to $132.1 million as compared to $143.4 million for the second quarter last year. Comparable store sales on an owned basis decreased 11.1%. On an owned plus licensed basis, comparable store sales declined 10.8%.

Gross profit decreased to $57.1 million, or 43.2% of net sales, from $62.8 million, or 43.8% of net sales, in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. The 60 basis point decrease in gross margin was primarily due to higher markdowns compared to the same period last year to ensure the quality of our inventory as we head into the back half of the year.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $0.4 million to $65.3 million or 49.4% of net sales, compared to $64.8 million, or 45.2% of net sales, in the second quarter last year. The increase was primarily due to higher professional fees related to the comprehensive expense review, eCommerce operations which were launched in mid-2015 and higher depreciation expense, partially offset by reduced store payroll, lower pre-opening expenses and lower distribution center expenses.

The income tax benefit of $3.0 million for the second quarter of 2016 was reduced by $0.5 million related to a partial valuation allowance on deferred taxes associated with certain long term leases which represented a ($0.03) charge to the diluted loss per share.

The net loss for the 2016 second quarter, as adjusted to exclude the deferred tax valuation allowance charge, was $5.5 million, or ($0.28) per diluted share. The GAAP basis net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $6.1 million, or ($0.31) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $3.0 million, or ($0.16) per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

At the conclusion of this press release is a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP adjusted financial measures.

Six Month Financial Results
Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2016 decreased $15.1 million or 5.2% to $274.3 million as compared to $289.4 million in the corresponding period a year ago. Comparable store sales decreased 8.0% on an owned basis and decreased 7.8% on an owned plus licensed basis. Gross profit decreased to $119.1 million, or 43.4% of net sales, compared to $127.8 million, or 44.2% of net sales last year.

New Stores
The Company opened one new store in Coon Rapids, Minnesota during the second quarter of 2016 and closed one store. The Company plans to open three additional new stores in the third quarter of 2016.

Third Quarter Outlook
For the 2016 third quarter, the Company expects net sales to be between $142 and $147 million, which reflects a comparable store sales decrease on an owned plus licensed basis in the range of (7%) to (10%). The Company expects gross profit margin to be comparable to last year. Total selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to be at or below last year with higher eCommerce related expense and higher depreciation offset by lower stores and distribution center expenses. The Company projects a diluted loss per share in the range of ($0.24) to ($0.29) for the third quarter. The weighted average diluted share count is expected to be approximately 19.5 million.

Conference Call Information
A conference call to discuss first quarter financial results is scheduled for today, August 19, 2016 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.
Gordmans (NASDAQ: GMAN) is an everyday value priced department store featuring a large selection of name brands and the latest fashions and styles at up to 60 percent off department and specialty store prices. The wide range of merchandise includes apparel and footwear for men, women and children, as well as accessories, home décor, gifts, designer fragrances, fashion jewelry, bedding and bath, accent furniture and toys. Founded in 1915, Gordmans guests can shop in any of our 103 stores in 22 states or at gordmans.com. For more information about Gordmans, please visit www.gordmans.com.

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 (loss), comparable store sales, diluted earnings (loss) 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; (6) our ability to attract and retain talent and (7) 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 January 30, 2016, 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 STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(Dollars in Thousands Except Share and Per Share Data)  
                         
    13 Weeks
Ended
July 30,
2016
(Unaudited)
    13 Weeks
Ended
August 1,
2015

(Unaudited)
    26 Weeks
Ended
July 30,
2016

(Unaudited)
    26 Weeks
Ended
August 1,
2015

(Unaudited)
 
Net sales   $ 132,128     $ 143,434     $ 274,308     $ 289,374  
License fees from leased departments     1,769       1,986       3,997       4,419  
Cost of sales     (76,839 )     (82,593 )     (159,231 )     (165,998 )
  Gross profit     57,058       62,827       119,074       127,795  
Selling, general and administrative expenses     (65,255 )     (64,819 )     (129,142 )     (128,137 )
  Loss from operations     (8,197 )     (1,992 )     (10,068 )     (342 )
Interest expense, net     (880 )     (1,038 )     (1,665 )     (2,074 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt     --       (2,014 )     --       (2,014 )
  Loss before taxes     (9,077 )     (5,044 )     (11,733 )     (4,430 )
Income tax benefit     2,995       2,013       4,031       1,773  
  Net loss   $ (6,082 )   $ (3,031 )   $ (7,702 )   $ (2,657 )
                                 
Basic loss per share   $ (0.31 )   $ (0.16 )   $ (0.40 )   $ (0.14 )
Diluted loss per share   $ (0.31 )   $ (0.16 )   $ (0.40 )   $ (0.14 )
                                 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding     19,459       19,396       19,444       19,381  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding     19,459       19,396       19,444       19,381  
                                 
                                 
Ratios as a percent of sales:                                
Gross profit     43.2 %     43.8 %     43.4 %     44.2 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses     49.4 %     45.2 %     47.1 %     44.3 %
Loss from operations     (6.2 %)     (1.4 %)     (3.7 %)     (0.1 %)
Effective tax rate     33.0 %     39.9 %     34.4 %     40.0 %
Net loss     (4.6 %)     (2.1 %)     (2.8 %)     (0.9 %)
                                 
                                 
                                 
GORDMANS STORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(Dollars in Thousands)  
                   
    July 30,
2016

(Unaudited)
    January 30,
2016

    August 1,
2015

(Unaudited)
 
ASSETS                        
CURRENT ASSETS:                        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 9,426     $ 6,969     $ 9,946  
  Accounts receivable     4,368       3,896       3,608  
  Landlord receivable     5,751       3,805       2,561  
  Income taxes receivable     5,920       2,746       11,001  
  Merchandise inventories     110,472       106,566       118,889  
  Deferred income taxes     4,965       5,077       2,896  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     9,470       8,096       9,985  
    Total current assets     150,372       137,155       158,886  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net     92,421       86,375       86,955  
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net     1,820       1,820       1,820  
OTHER ASSETS, net     3,711       3,822       3,563  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 248,324     $ 229,172     $ 251,224  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                        
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                        
  Accounts payable   $ 73,387     $ 66,393     $ 79,436  
  Accrued expenses     29,990       30,151       27,235  
  Current portion of long-term debt, net     36,921       18,390       31,711  
    Total current liabilities     140,298       114,934       138,382  
NONCURRENT LIABILITIES:                        
  Long-term debt, less current portion, net     26,484       27,345       28,145  
  Deferred rent     36,582       33,522       31,640  
  Deferred income taxes     17,296       18,130       16,318  
  Other liabilities     318       347       237  
    Total noncurrent liabilities     80,680       79,344       76,340  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                        
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:                        
  Preferred stock     --       --       --  
  Common stock     20       20       20  
  Additional paid-in capital     54,711       54,601       54,542  
  Accumulated deficit     (27,385 )     (19,727 )     (18,060 )
    Total stockholders' equity     27,346       34,894       36,502  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 248,324     $ 229,172     $ 251,224  
                         
                         
                         
GORDMANS STORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(Dollars in Thousands)  
   
             
    26 Weeks
Ended
July 30,
2016
(Unaudited)
    26 Weeks
Ended
August 1,
2015
(Unaudited)
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
Net loss   $ (7,702 )   $ (2,657 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
  Depreciation and amortization expense     8,807       8,083  
  Write-off of deferred financing fees related to extinguishment of debt     --       1,722  
  Deferred tax valuation allowance     545       --  
  Share-based compensation expense, net of forfeitures     302       640  
  Amortization of deferred financing fees     132       355  
  Loss on retirement / sale of property and equipment     101       23  
  Deferred tax asset shortfall related to share-based compensation expense     (192 )     --  
  Deferred income taxes     (1,267 )     681  
  Net changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
    Accounts, landlord and income taxes receivable     (5,592 )     (3,156 )
    Merchandise inventories     (3,906 )     (24,419 )
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (1,373 )     (1,450 )
    Other assets     111       80  
    Accounts payable     6,994       15,087  
    Deferred rent     3,060       (3,741 )
    Accrued expenses and other liabilities     (1,002 )     (2,109 )
      Net cash used in operating activities     (982 )     (10,861 )
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
    Purchase of property and equipment     (17,895 )     (8,038 )
    Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions     3,752       2,412  
    Cash received on sale of property and equipment     44       --  
    Proceeds from insurance settlement     --       21  
      Net cash used in investing activities     (14,099 )     (5,605 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
    Borrowings on revolving line of credit     116,500       111,850  
    Repayments on revolving line of credit     (98,038 )     (92,502 )
    Proceeds from secured term loan     --       30,000  
    Payment of long-term debt     (924 )     (29,518 )
    Payment of debt issuance costs     --       (783 )
    Payment penalty on early extinguishment of debt     --       (292 )
    Dividends paid     --       (8 )
    Proceeds from the exercise of stock options     --       31  
      Net cash provided by financing activities     17,538       18,778  
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     2,457       2,312  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, Beginning of period     6,969       7,634  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, End of period   $ 9,426     $ 9,946  
                 
                 
                 
GORDMANS STORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Unaudited)
 

To supplement our condensed consolidated statements of operations presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), we are providing non-GAAP adjusted financial measures of operating results that exclude certain items. Loss on extinguishment of debt, loss before taxes, income tax benefit, net loss, and both basic and diluted earnings per share are presented below both as reported on a GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted basis related to the valuation allowance recorded in the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 related to certain long term leases and the loss on extinguishment of debt associated with refinancing our term debt in the second quarter on fiscal year 2015. We believe these items should be presented separately to enhance a reader's overall understanding of the Company's ongoing operations. These non-GAAP adjusted financial measures should be considered in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. We believe these non-GAAP adjusted financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding the underlying business trends and performance of our ongoing operations and are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations. In addition, we evaluate results using GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted financial measures. These non-GAAP adjusted financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial measures. The following tables reconcile the GAAP to non-GAAP adjusted financial measures for the periods presented.

                   
    13 Weeks Ended
July 30, 2016 GAAP Basis as Reported
(Unaudited)
    Non-GAAP Adjustments
(Unaudited)
    13 Weeks Ended
July 30, 2016
Non-GAAP
as Adjusted
(Unaudited)
 
Loss from operations   $ (8,197 )   $ --     $ (8,197 )
Interest expense, net     (880 )     --       (880 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt     --       --       --  
Loss before taxes     (9,077 )     --       (9,077 )
Income tax benefit     2,995       545       3,540  
Net loss   $ (6,082 )   $ 545     $ (5,537 )
                         
Basic loss per share (1)   $ (0.31 )   $ 0.03     $ (0.28 )
Diluted loss per share (1)   $ (0.31 )   $ 0.03     $ (0.28 )
                         
    13 Weeks Ended
August 1, 2015 GAAP Basis as Reported
(Unaudited)
    Non-GAAP Adjustments
(Unaudited)
    13 Weeks Ended
August 1, 2015 Non-GAAP as Adjusted
(Unaudited)
 
Loss from operations   $ (1,992 )   $ --     $ (1,992 )
Interest expense, net     (1,038 )     --       (1,038 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt     (2,014 )     2,014       --  
Loss before taxes     (5,044 )     2,014       (3,030 )
Income tax benefit     2,013       (809 )     1,204  
Net loss   $ (3,031 )   $ 1,205     $ (1,826 )
                         
Basic loss per share (1)   $ (0.16 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.09 )
Diluted loss per share (1)   $ (0.16 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.09 )

(1) Amounts per share may not sum for the periods presented due to rounding.

                   
    26 Weeks Ended
July 30, 2016 GAAP Basis as Reported
(Unaudited)
    Non-GAAP Adjustments
(Unaudited)
    26 Weeks Ended
July 30, 2016 Non-GAAP
as Adjusted
(Unaudited)
 
Loss from operations   $ (10,068 )   $ --     $ (10,068 )
Interest expense, net     (1,665 )     --       (1,665 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt     --       --       --  
Loss before taxes     (11,733 )     --       (11,733 )
Income tax benefit     4,031       545       4,576  
Net loss   $ (7,702 )   $ 545     $ (7,157 )
                         
Basic loss per share (1)   $ (0.40 )   $ 0.03     $ (0.37 )
Diluted loss per share (1)   $ (0.40 )   $ 0.03     $ (0.37 )
                         
    26 Weeks Ended
August 1, 2015 GAAP Basis as Reported
(Unaudited)
    Non-GAAP Adjustments
(Unaudited)
    26 Weeks Ended
August 1, 2015 Non-GAAP as Adjusted
(Unaudited)
 
Loss from operations   $ (342 )   $ --     $ (342 )
Interest expense, net     (2,074 )     --       (2,074 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt     (2,014 )     2,014       --  
Loss before taxes     (4,430 )     2,014       (2,416 )
Income tax benefit     1,773       (809 )     964  
Net loss   $ (2,657 )   $ 1,205     $ (1,452 )
                         
Basic loss per share (1)   $ (0.14 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.07 )
Diluted loss per share (1)   $ (0.14 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.07 )

(1) Amounts per share may not sum for the periods presented due to rounding.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    James Brown
    Chief Financial Officer
    (402) 691-4126

    Investor Relations:
    ICR, Inc.
    Brendon Frey
    (203) 682-8200