Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Feb 25, 2016, 07:30 ET from Chico's FAS, Inc.

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 30, 2016.

For the thirteen weeks ended January 30, 2016 ("the fourth quarter"), the Company reported adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.05, compared to adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.07 for the thirteen weeks ended January 31, 2015, and adjusted net income of $6.2 million compared to adjusted net income of $10.9 million in last year's fourth quarter. The fourth quarter adjusted results exclude EPS charges of $0.21 in 2015 and $0.28 in 2014 primarily related to Boston Proper and restructuring and strategic charges (the "Net Charges"), as presented in the accompanying GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation. Including the impact of the Net Charges, the Company reported a fourth quarter 2015 net loss of $21.1 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to a fourth quarter 2014 net loss of $31.8 million, or $0.21 per diluted share.

For the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016 ("fiscal 2015"), the Company reported adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.75 compared to adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.73 for the fifty-two weeks ended January 31, 2015 ("fiscal 2014"), and adjusted net income of $105.9 million compared to adjusted net income of $111.9 million in fiscal 2014. The adjusted results exclude Net Charges of $0.74 in fiscal 2015 and $0.31 in fiscal 2014, as presented in the accompanying GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation. Including the impact of the Net Charges, the Company reported fiscal 2015 net income of $1.9 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to fiscal 2014 net income of $64.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted share.

Shelley Broader, President and CEO, said, "While we are disappointed with our fourth quarter sales, we are pleased that our responsiveness and disciplined inventory management in this intensely promotional environment allowed us to achieve positive gross margin leverage and a slight decline in total inventories over last year.  Additionally, our business generated significant cash flow during the fiscal year, which in combination with our healthy balance sheet, allowed us to return $334 million to our shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases."

Net Sales

For the fourth quarter, net sales were $627.4 million, a decrease of 4.5% compared to $656.9 million in last year's fourth quarter, primarily due to a 3.2% decrease in comparable sales and a decline in Boston Proper sales. The 3.2% decrease in comparable sales for the fourth quarter was following a 4.3% increase in last year's fourth quarter, and reflected a decrease in average dollar sale partially offset by an increase in transaction count.

For fiscal 2015, net sales were $2.642 billion, a decrease of 1.2% compared to $2.675 billion in fiscal 2014, primarily reflecting a 1.5% decrease in comparable sales and a decline in Boston Proper sales, partially offset by the benefit of new stores. Comparable sales decreased 1.5% for 2015 compared to flat comparable sales in 2014, and reflected a decrease in average dollar sale and flat transaction count. 

Comparable Sales

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

Chico's

(2.0)

%

(0.5)

%

(1.7)

%

1.2

%

White House Black Market

(2.5)

%

(1.7)

%

(7.4)

%

5.4

%

Soma

3.1

%

8.0

%

2.1

%

13.7

%

Total Company

(1.5)

%

%

(3.2)

%

4.3

%

Gross Margin

For the fourth quarter, gross margin was $318.5 million compared to $328.2 million in last year's fourth quarter. Gross margin was 50.8% of net sales, an 80 basis point increase from last year's fourth quarter, primarily reflecting improved inventory management in fiscal 2015 and charges related to non-go-forward inventory in fiscal 2014. When excluding Boston Proper in fiscal 2015, gross margin was $314.7 million, or 51.4% of net sales.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

For the fourth quarter, selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") were $318.4 million compared to $317.8 million in last year's fourth quarter. SG&A was 50.8% of net sales, a 240 basis point increase from last year's fourth quarter, primarily reflecting sales deleverage as well as an increase in marketing and store occupancy costs. When excluding Boston Proper in fiscal 2015, SG&A was $307.0 million, or 50.1% of net sales.

Restructuring and Strategic Charges

For the fourth quarter, the Company recorded pre-tax restructuring and strategic charges of $14.6 million, primarily reflecting CEO transition costs and the sale of Boston Proper. On an after-tax basis, the fourth quarter restructuring and strategic charges impact was $9.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted share.

Effective Tax Rate

Excluding the tax impact of the Net Charges, the 2015 fourth quarter effective tax rate would have been 14.6% compared to 35.4% in the fourth quarter of 2014, primarily reflecting the impact of favorable tax credits and tax legislation passed in the fourth quarter of 2015 on a lower pre-tax net income.

Inventories

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, total inventories were $233.8 million compared to $235.2 million in last year's fourth quarter. When excluding $10.9 million in Boston Proper inventory in fiscal 2014 and an in-transit inventory increase in fiscal 2015 related to the timing of the Chinese New Year, total inventories decreased 0.3% compared to last year's fourth quarter.

Assets Held for Sale

During the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company disposed of the Boston Proper direct-to-consumer business. At the end of the fourth quarter, assets held for sale was comprised of $16.5 million in vacant land, which is under contract.

Share Repurchase Program

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company repurchased 3.7 million shares for $40.0 million under its $300.0 million share repurchase program announced in November 2015, with $260.0 million remaining under the program. During fiscal 2015, the Company repurchased a total of 18.3 million shares for $290.0 million.

2016 Full-Year Outlook

The fiscal 2016 outlook excludes Boston Proper for comparability purposes. The absence of Boston Proper's operational results are expected to benefit fiscal 2016 operating margin by approximately 100 basis points and earnings per share by approximately $0.09.

For the full year of fiscal 2016, the Company is anticipating flat to slightly negative comparable sales, with more opportunity for positive growth in the back half of the year. The Company expects to achieve merchandise margin expansion and slight SG&A leverage, both of which we expect to be offset by a return to targeted levels of incentive compensation, resulting in flat gross margin and SG&A leverage. We anticipate opening approximately 25 stores while closing an additional 50 stores in our efforts to continue our capital allocation and cost reduction initiatives. Total inventory, excluding the impact of in-transit inventory, is expected to remain consistent with 2015 levels.

2016 Annual Meeting

The Company's 2016 Annual Meeting is currently scheduled to be held on June 16, 2016.

ABOUT CHICO'S FAS, INC.

The Company, through its brands – Chico's, White House Black Market, and Soma, is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items.

As of January 30, 2016, the Company operated 1,518 stores in the US and Canada and sold merchandise through franchise locations in Mexico. The Company's merchandise is also available at www.chicos.com, www.whbm.com, and www.soma.com. For more detailed information on Chico's FAS, Inc., please go to our corporate website at www.chicosfas.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995  Certain statements contained herein may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect our current views with respect to certain events that could have an effect on our future financial performance, including but without limitation, statements regarding our plans, objectives, and future success of our store concepts. These statements may address items such as future sales, gross margin expectations, SG&A expectations, operating margin expectations, planned store openings, closings and expansions, future comparable sales, and inventory levels. These relate to expectations concerning matters that are not historical fact and may include the words or phrases such as "expects," "believes," "anticipates,"  "plans," "estimates," "approximately," "our planning assumptions," "future outlook," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known or unknown risks, including, but not limited to, general economic and business conditions, conditions in the specialty retail industry, the availability of quality store sites, the ability to successfully execute our business strategies, the ability to achieve the results of our restructuring program, and the integration of our new management team. There can be no assurance that the actual future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements will occur. Investors using forward-looking statements are encouraged to review the Company's latest annual report on Form 10-K, its filings on Form 10-Q, management's discussion and analysis in the Company's latest annual report to stockholders, the Company's filings on Form 8-K, and other federal securities law filings for a description of other important factors that may affect the Company's business, results of operations and financial condition. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized.

(Financial Tables Follow)

Executive Contact: Jennifer Powers Vice President – Investor Relations Chico's FAS, Inc. (239) 346-4199

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Net sales:

Chico's

$

1,358,168

51.4

%

$

1,379,863

51.6

%

$

303,801

48.4

%

$

310,030

47.2

%

White House Black Market

871,437

33.0

%

888,371

33.2

%

214,355

34.2

%

232,732

35.4

%

Soma

331,732

12.5

%

311,174

11.6

%

93,573

14.9

%

90,768

13.8

%

Boston Proper

80,972

3.1

%

95,803

3.6

%

15,671

2.5

%

23,377

3.6

%

Total net sales

2,642,309

100.0

%

2,675,211

100.0

%

627,400

100.0

%

656,907

100.0

%

Cost of goods sold

1,211,552

45.9

%

1,248,889

46.7

%

308,863

49.2

%

328,741

50.0

%

Gross margin

1,430,757

54.1

%

1,426,322

53.3

%

318,537

50.8

%

328,166

50.0

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,282,585

48.5

%

1,263,134

47.2

%

318,356

50.8

%

317,774

48.4

%

Goodwill and trade name impairment charges

112,455

4.3

%

30,100

1.2

%

0.0

%

30,100

4.6

%

Restructuring and strategic charges

48,801

1.8

%

16,745

0.6

%

14,623

2.3

%

16,745

2.5

%

Income (loss) from operations

(13,084)

(0.5)

%

116,343

4.3

%

(14,442)

(2.3)

%

(36,453)

(5.5)

%

Interest (expense) income, net

(1,870)

0.0

%

98

0.0

%

(449)

(0.1)

%

23

0.0

%

Income (loss) before income taxes

(14,954)

(0.5)

%

116,441

4.3

%

(14,891)

(2.4)

%

(36,430)

(5.5)

%

Income tax (benefit) provision

(16,900)

(0.6)

%

51,800

1.9

%

6,200

1.0

%

(4,600)

(0.7)

%

Net income (loss)

$

1,946

0.1

%

$

64,641

2.4

%

$

(21,091)

(3.4)

%

$

(31,830)

(4.8)

%

Per share data:

Net income (loss) per common share-basic

$

0.01

$

0.42

$

(0.16)

$

(0.21)

Net income (loss) per common and common equivalent share–diluted

$

0.01

$

0.42

$

(0.16)

$

(0.21)

Weighted average common shares outstanding–basic

138,366

148,622

135,275

148,754

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding–diluted

138,741

149,126

135,275

148,754

Dividends declared per share

$

0.31

$

0.30

$

0.0775

$

0.0750

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

ASSETS

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

89,951

$

133,351

Marketable securities, at fair value

50,194

126,561

Inventories

233,834

235,159

Prepaid expenses and accounts receivable

45,660

45,870

Income tax receivable

29,157

596

Assets held for sale

16,525

16,800

Total Current Assets

465,321

558,337

Property and Equipment, net

550,953

606,147

Other Assets:

Goodwill

96,774

145,627

Other intangible assets, net

38,930

109,538

Other assets, net

14,074

18,932

Total Other Assets

149,778

274,097

$

1,166,052

$

1,438,581

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

129,343

$

144,534

Current debt

10,000

Other current and deferred liabilities

158,788

158,396

Total Current Liabilities

298,131

302,930

Noncurrent Liabilities:

Long-term debt

82,219

Deferred liabilities

130,743

142,371

Deferred taxes

15,171

49,659

Total Noncurrent Liabilities

228,133

192,030

Stockholders' Equity:

Preferred stock

Common stock

1,355

1,529

Additional paid-in capital

435,881

407,275

Treasury stock

(289,813)

Retained earnings

492,325

534,255

Accumulated other comprehensive income

40

562

Total Stockholders' Equity

639,788

943,621

$

1,166,052

$

1,438,581

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Statements

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

Net income

$

1,946

$

64,641

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities —

Goodwill and intangible impairment charges, pre-tax

112,455

30,100

Depreciation and amortization

118,800

122,269

Deferred tax (benefit) expense

(34,415)

(9,598)

Stock-based compensation expense

30,062

26,487

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

(3,084)

(1,981)

Deferred rent and lease credits

(21,741)

(20,017)

Loss on disposal and impairment of property and equipment

23,744

10,085

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Inventories

(6,719)

2,986

Prepaid expenses and other assets

358

(3,341)

Income tax receivable

(28,562)

3,394

Accounts payable

(12,101)

13,280

Accrued and other liabilities

16,248

44,178

Net cash provided by operating activities

196,991

282,483

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

Purchases of marketable securities

(52,668)

(128,696)

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

129,000

118,062

Proceeds from sale of Boston Proper net assets

9,000

Purchases of property and equipment, net

(84,841)

(119,817)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

491

(130,451)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

Proceeds from borrowings

124,000

Payments on borrowings

(31,500)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

10,613

6,268

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

3,084

1,981

Dividends paid

(43,729)

(45,773)

Repurchase of common stock

(302,849)

(18,124)

Net cash used in financing activities

(240,381)

(55,648)

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(501)

523

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(43,400)

96,907

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of period

133,351

36,444

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of period

$

89,951

$

133,351

 

Supplemental Detail on Earnings Per Share Calculation

In accordance with accounting guidance, unvested share-based payment awards that include non-forfeitable rights to dividends, whether paid or unpaid, are considered participating securities.  As a result, such awards are required to be included in the calculation of earnings per common share pursuant to the "two-class" method.  For the Company, participating securities are composed entirely of unvested restricted stock awards and performance-based restricted stock units ("PSUs") that have met their relevant performance criteria.

Earnings per share is determined using the two-class method when it is more dilutive than the treasury stock method.  Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing net income available to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted earnings per share reflects the dilutive effect of potential common shares from non-participating securities such as stock options and PSUs. For the fifty-two weeks and thirteen weeks ended January 30, 2016 and January 31, 2015, potential common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted EPS to the extent they were antidilutive.

The following unaudited table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share shown on the face of the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income (loss) (in thousands, except per share amounts):

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

Numerator

Net income (loss)

$

1,946

$

64,641

$

(21,091)

$

(31,830)

Net income and dividends declared allocated to participating securities

(1,697)

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$

1,946

$

62,944

$

(21,091)

$

(31,830)

Denominator

Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic

138,366

148,622

135,275

148,754

Dilutive effect of non-participating securities

375

504

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding – diluted

138,741

149,126

135,275

148,754

Net income (loss) per common share*:

Basic

$

0.01

$

0.42

$

(0.16)

$

(0.21)

Diluted

$

0.01

$

0.42

$

(0.16)

$

(0.21)

*Due to the differences between quarterly and year-to-date weighted average share counts and the effect of quarterly rounding to the nearest cent per diluted share, the year-to-date calculation of GAAP and non-GAAP diluted EPS may not equal the sum of the quarters.

SEC Regulation G - The Company reports its consolidated financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  However, to supplement these consolidated financial results, management believes that certain non-GAAP results, which exclude results from non-continuing operations, may provide a more meaningful and comparable measure on which to compare the Company's results of operations between periods.

A reconciliation of net income (loss) and earnings per diluted share on a GAAP basis to net income and earnings per diluted share on a non-GAAP basis is presented in the table below:

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) and Diluted EPS

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

January 30,

 2016

January 31,

 2015

January 30,

 2016

January 31,

 2015

Net income (loss):

GAAP basis

$

1,946

$

64,641

$

(21,091)

$

(31,830)

Goodwill and intangible impairment charges, net of tax

88,350

28,474

17,365

28,474

Restructuring and strategic charges, net of tax

30,305

10,137

9,081

10,137

Boston Proper operating loss, net of tax

12,904

7,956

4,666

3,409

Tax benefit related to the disposition of Boston Proper

(27,609)

(3,830)

Impact of inventory impairment, net of tax

717

717

Non-GAAP adjusted basis

$

105,896

$

111,925

$

6,191

$

10,907

Net income (loss) per diluted share:

GAAP basis

$

0.01

$

0.42

$

(0.16)

$

(0.21)

Goodwill and intangible impairment charges, net of tax

0.63

0.19

0.13

0.19

Restructuring and strategic charges, net of tax

0.21

0.07

0.07

0.07

Boston Proper operating loss, net of tax

0.09

0.05

0.03

0.02

Tax benefit related to the disposition of Boston Proper

(0.19)

0.00

(0.02)

0.00

Impact of inventory impairment, net of tax

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Non-GAAP adjusted basis

$

0.75

$

0.73

$

0.05

$

0.07

SEC Regulation G - The Company reports its consolidated financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, to supplement these consolidated financial results, management believes that certain non-GAAP results, which exclude results from non-continuing operations, may provide a more meaningful and comparable measure on which to compare the Company's results of operations between periods.

The Company believes these non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses that impact the comparability of the results.

The tables below present a reconciliation of selected consolidated financial data on a GAAP basis to selected consolidated financial data on a non-GAAP adjusted basis, when excluding Boston Proper:

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Reported to Consolidated Financial Data, Excluding Boston Proper

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

Selected Consolidated Financial Data, As Reported

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Net sales

$  2,642,309

100.0

%

$    2,675,211

100.0

%

$     627,400

100.0

%

$    656,907

100.0

%

Gross margin

1,430,757

54.1

%

1,426,322

53.3

%

318,537

50.8

%

328,166

50.0

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,282,585

48.5

%

1,263,134

47.2

%

318,356

50.8

%

317,774

48.4

%

Subtotal

$    148,172

5.6

%

$       163,188

6.1

%

$           181

%

$      10,392

1.6

%

Boston Proper

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Net sales

$       80,972

100.0

%

$        95,803

100.0

%

$      15,669

100.0

%

$      23,377

100.0

%

Gross margin

31,109

38.4

%

40,348

42.1

%

3,881

24.8

%

7,399

31.6

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

51,889

64.1

%

53,491

55.8

%

11,394

72.7

%

12,882

55.1

%

Subtotal

$     (20,780)

(25.7)

%

$      (13,143)

(13.7)

%

$      (7,513)

(47.9)

%

$      (5,483)

(23.5)

%

Selected Consolidated Financial Data, Excluding Boston Proper

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

January 30, 2016

January 31, 2015

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Amount

% of Sales

Net sales

$    2,561,337

100.0

%

$     2,579,408

100.0

%

$      611,731

100.0

%

$     633,530

100.0

%

Gross margin

1,399,648

54.6

%

1,385,974

53.7

%

314,656

51.4

%

320,767

50.6

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,230,696

48.0

%

1,209,643

46.9

%

306,962

50.1

%

304,892

48.1

%

Subtotal

$      168,952

6.6

%

$        176,331

6.8

%

$          7,694

1.3

%

$       15,875

2.5

%

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Store Count and Square Footage

Thirteen Weeks Ended January 30, 2016

(Unaudited)

October 31, 2015

New Stores

Closures

January 30,

 2016

Store count:

Chico's frontline boutiques

607

1

(4)

604

Chico's outlets

119

2

(4)

117

Chico's Canada

4

4

WHBM frontline boutiques

433

1

(5)

429

WHBM outlets

69

2

71

WHBM Canada

6

6

Soma frontline boutiques

271

(2)

269

Soma outlets

17

1

18

Boston Proper frontline boutiques

20

(20)

Total Chico's FAS, Inc.

1,546

7

(35)

1,518

October 31, 2015

New Stores

Closures

Other changes in SSF

January 30,

 2016

Net selling square footage (SSF):

Chico's frontline boutiques

1,657,035

3,168

(7,835)

623

1,652,991

Chico's outlets

297,903

4,788

(9,045)

293,646

Chico's Canada

9,695

9,695

WHBM frontline boutiques

997,283

2,416

(10,617)

2,082

991,164

WHBM outlets

143,978

4,479

148,457

WHBM Canada

14,891

14,891

Soma frontline boutiques

511,542

(4,747)

1,010

507,805

Soma outlets

31,672

2,120

33,792

Boston Proper frontline boutiques

34,465

(34,465)

Total Chico's FAS, Inc.

3,698,464

16,971

(66,709)

3,715

3,652,441

As of January 30, 2016 the Company also sold merchandise through 37 international franchise locations.

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Store Count and Square Footage

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended January 30, 2016

(Unaudited)

January 31, 2015

New Stores

Closures

January 30,

 2016

Store count:

Chico's frontline boutiques

613

8

(17)

604

Chico's outlets

118

6

(7)

117

Chico's Canada

3

1

4

WHBM frontline boutiques

441

5

(17)

429

WHBM outlets

68

5

(2)

71

WHBM Canada

5

1

6

Soma frontline boutiques

263

12

(6)

269

Soma outlets

17

1

18

Boston Proper frontline boutiques

19

1

(20)

Total Chico's FAS, Inc.

1,547

40

(69)

1,518

January 31, 2015

New Stores

Closures

Other changes in SSF

January 30,

2016

Net selling square footage (SSF):

Chico's frontline boutiques

1,674,640

21,334

(42,924)

(59)

1,652,991

Chico's outlets

295,600

13,740

(15,946)

252

293,646

Chico's Canada

7,313

2,382

9,695

WHBM frontline boutiques

1,010,242

12,331

(35,338)

3,929

991,164

WHBM outlets

141,900

11,281

(3,212)

(1,512)

148,457

WHBM Canada

12,460

2,431

14,891

Soma frontline boutiques

498,642

22,356

(13,137)

(56)

507,805

Soma outlets

31,672

2,120

33,792

Boston Proper frontline boutiques

33,035

1,430

(34,465)

Total Chico's FAS, Inc.

3,705,504

89,405

(145,022)

2,554

3,652,441

As of January 30, 2016 the Company also sold merchandise through 37 international franchise locations.

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SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.



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