Foot Locker, Inc. Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results - Fourth Quarter GAAP Net Income of $0.68 Per Share, 28 Percent Above Last Year

- Comparable-Store Sales Increased 7.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter

- Annual Sales and Profit Highest Ever As Athletic Company

- Return on Invested Capital Reaches 14.2 Percent in 2012

NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year.  The Company's fiscal year ended on February 2, 2013, reflecting a 14-week fourth quarter and 53-week year, compared to the 13-week and 52-week periods in fiscal 2011. The additional week is not included in comparable store sales results for the quarter or the year.

Fourth Quarter Results
The Company reported net income of $104 million, or $0.68 per share, for the 14 weeks ended February 2, 2013. These results included an after-tax charge of $7 million, or $0.05 per share, for the impairment of certain tangible and intangible assets related to the Company's CCS division. In the 13-week period a year ago, the Company reported net income of $81 million, or $0.53 per share, which included an after-tax charge of $3 million, or $0.02 per share, for the impairment of certain intangible assets.

Excluding the charges in both years, fourth quarter non-GAAP net income was $111 million, or $0.73 per share, in 2012, versus $84 million, or $0.55 per share, in 2011.  The extra week in this year's fourth quarter results contributed $14 million to net income, or $0.09 per share.   Excluding this benefit, non-GAAP net income was $0.64 per share.

With the benefit of the extra week, total fourth quarter sales increased 14.0 percent, to $1,713 million this year, compared with sales of $1,502 million for the corresponding prior-year period.  Fourth quarter comparable-store sales increased 7.9 percent. Foreign exchange rate fluctuations were not a material factor in the quarter.

Fiscal Year Results
For fiscal year 2012, which included 53 weeks, the Company reported net income of $397 million, or $2.58 per share.  These results included the fourth quarter after-tax charge of $7 million mentioned above.  In the 52 weeks last year, the Company reported net income of $278 million, or $1.80 per share, including the net charge of $3 million after-tax.

Excluding the impairment charges in both years, one-time tax benefits totaling $0.07 per share in 2012, and the benefit from the 53rd week, full-year non-GAAP net income was $380 million in 2012, or $2.47 per share, an increase of 36 percent over the $1.82 per share recorded in 2011. 

Total sales increased 9.9 percent in 2012 to $6,182 million, compared with sales of $5,623 million last year.   Excluding the effect of foreign currency fluctuations, total sales for the full year increased 11.4 percent.  Comparable-store sales increased 9.4 percent in 2012.

"With the momentum we built from executing our strategic initiatives, the team at Foot Locker, Inc. was able to drive our sales and  profits substantially higher than last year's record results," said Ken C. Hicks, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, Inc.  "We believe that we can continue to build on this momentum and deliver a double digit percentage earnings per share gain for full-year 2013, compared to our 2012 non-GAAP results of $2.47 per share."

"Our team is focused on consistently improving our financial and operational performance," added Lauren B. Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  "Our success in 2012 can be seen in such productivity measures as the 14.2 percent return on invested capital and the $443 in sales per gross square foot that we achieved." 

Financial Position
The Company's merchandise inventory at February 2, 2013 was $1,167 million, which was $98 million, or 9.2 percent, higher than at the end of last year.   The increase was primarily attributable to the 53rd week, during which the Company brought in additional inventory to position itself for February sales.  On a comparable week basis, inventory was approximately flat.

At year-end 2012, the Company's cash and short-term investments totaled $928 million, while the debt on its balance sheet was $133 million. The Company's total cash position, net of debt, was $79 million higher than at the same time last year.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company repurchased approximately 1 million shares of its common stock for $35 million.  For the full year, the Company repurchased 4 million shares for approximately $129 million.

As announced in February, the Company's financial position has enabled it to undertake three key capital allocation initiatives in 2013: an 11 percent increase in its quarterly dividend to 20 cents per share; a new $600 million share repurchase program, replacing its previous $400 million program; and an increase in capital expenditures to $220 million, from the $163 million spent in 2012.

Store Base Update
The Company opened 85 new stores, remodeled or relocated 198 stores, and closed 119 stores during fiscal 2012.  At February 2, 2013, the Company operated 3,335 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.  In addition, 42 franchised stores were operating in the Middle East and South Korea. 

The Company is hosting a live conference call at 9:00 a.m. (EST) today to discuss these results and provide its current outlook for 2013, comment on the status of its current initiatives, and discuss trends in its business and the athletic industry.  This conference call may be accessed live from the Investor Relations section of the Foot Locker, Inc. website at http://www.footlocker-inc.com. The conference call will be available for webcast replay until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Disclosure Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

This report refers to certain financial measures and ratios that are identified as non-GAAP.  The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures and ratios are helpful to investors because they allow for a more direct comparison of the Company's year-over-year performance and are useful in assessing the Company's progress in achieving its long-term financial objectives.  This supplemental information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures and ratios.  A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures and ratios to the comparable GAAP measures can be found in the Company's Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission with this release.

Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Other than statements of historical facts, all statements which address activities, events, or developments that the Company anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, but not limited to, such things as future capital expenditures, expansion, strategic plans, dividend payments, stock repurchases, growth of the Company's business and operations, including future cash flows, revenues, and earnings, and other such matters, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on many assumptions and factors which are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the effects of currency fluctuations, customer demand, fashion trends, competitive market forces, uncertainties related to the effect of competitive products and pricing, customer acceptance of the Company's merchandise mix and retail locations, the Company's reliance on a few key vendors for a majority of its merchandise purchases (including a significant portion from one key vendor), pandemics and similar major health concerns, unseasonable weather, further deterioration of global financial markets, economic conditions worldwide, further deterioration of business and economic conditions, any changes in business, political and economic conditions due to the threat of future terrorist activities in the United States or in other parts of the world and related U.S. military action overseas, the ability of the Company to execute its business and strategic plans effectively with regard to each of its business units, and risks associated with foreign global sourcing, including political instability, changes in import regulations, and disruptions to transportation services and distribution. Any changes in such assumptions or factors could produce significantly different results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

FOOT LOCKER, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
Periods ended February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012
(In millions, except per share amounts)

 



Fourth Quarter



Full Year





2012(1)



2011



2012(1)



2011



Sales


$

1,713



$

1,502



$

6,182



$

5,623





















Cost of sales



1,149




1,022




4,148




3,827



SG&A



363




325




1,294




1,244



Depreciation & amortization



30




28




118




110



Impairment charges(2)



12




5




12




5



Interest expense, net



2




2




5




6



Other income



(1)




(3)




(2)




(4)






1,555




1,379




5,575




5,188





















Income before taxes


$

158



$

123



$

607



$

435



Income tax expense



54




42




210




157



Net income


$

104



$

81



$

397



$

278





















Diluted EPS


$

0.68



$

0.53



$

2.58



$

1.80





















Weighted-average diluted shares   

outstanding



 

153.2




 

153.1




 

154.0




 

154.4







































 

Reconciliation of GAAP

Fourth Quarter


Full Year

to Non-GAAP results

2012


2011


2012

2011


After tax

EPS


After tax

EPS


After tax

EPS


After tax

EPS

GAAP results

$  104

$ 0.68


$    81

$  0.53


$  397

$  2.58


$  278

$    1.80










Add back:








Impairment charges(2)

7

0.05


3

0.02


7

0.05


3

0.02









Deduct:








53rd week(1)

14

0.09


-

-


14

0.09


-

-

Tax rate change and audit settlement(3)

-

-


-

-


10

0.07


-

-

Non-GAAP results

$    97

$ 0.64


$    84

$  0.55


$  380

$  2.47


$  281

$    1.82

















Footnote to explain adjustments

(1) 2012 represents the 14 and 53 weeks ended February 2, 2013

(2) Impairment of CCS trade names and fixed assets

(3) Tax rate change and settlement of a foreign tax audit resulting in a reduction of tax reserves



FOOT LOCKER, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)

(In millions)



February 2,

2013


January 28,

2012

Assets








CURRENT ASSETS




Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$        928


$        851

Merchandise inventories

1,167


1,069

Other current assets

268


159


2,363


2,079





Property and equipment, net

490


427

Deferred tax assets

257


284

Other assets

257


260


$     3,367


$     3,050





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity








CURRENT LIABILITIES




Accounts payable

$       298


$       240

Accrued and other liabilities

338


308


636


548





Long-term debt and obligations under capital leases

133


135

Other liabilities

221


257

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

2,377


2,110


$    3,367


$    3,050


FOOT LOCKER, INC.

Store and Estimated Square Footage

(unaudited)

(Square footage in thousands)



February 2,

2013

January 28,

2012

January 29,

 2011

Foot Locker U.S.




   Number of stores

1,072

1,118

1,144

   Gross square footage

4,311

4,499

4,600

   Selling square footage

2,515

2,656

2,726





Footaction




   Number of stores

283

292

307

   Gross square footage

1,299

1,351

1,413

   Selling square footage

817

846

888





Lady Foot Locker




   Number of stores

303

331

378

   Gross square footage

685

737

838

   Selling square footage

398

426

482





Kids Foot Locker




   Number of stores

297

289

294

   Gross square footage

714

692

706

   Selling square footage

415

403

411





Champs Sports




   Number of stores

539

534

540

   Gross square footage

2,861

2,845

2,880

   Selling square footage

1,876

1,868

1,910





CCS




   Number of stores

22

22

12

   Gross square footage

51

51

31

   Selling square footage

34

34

20

 

Foot Locker International




   Number of stores

819

783

751

   Gross square footage

2,395

2,276

2,167

   Selling square footage

1,206

1,148

1,101





Total Stores Operated




   Number of stores

3,335

3,369

3,426

   Gross square footage

12,316

12,451

12,635

   Selling square footage

7,261

7,381

7,538





Total Franchised Stores




   Number of stores

42

34

26

   Gross square footage

96

84

84

   Selling square footage

65

57

55

 

Contact:

John A. Maurer


Vice President,


Treasurer and Investor Relations


Foot Locker, Inc.


(212) 720-4092

SOURCE Foot Locker, Inc.



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