Genesco Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) today reported earnings from continuing operations for the first quarter ended May 4, 2013, of $18.5 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $20.8 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended April 28, 2012. 

Fiscal 2014 first quarter results reflect expenses of $4.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share after tax, including $2.9 million of expenses related to deferred purchase price payments in connection with the acquisition of Schuh Group Limited, which are required to be expensed as compensation because the payment is contingent upon the payees' continued employment; and $1.3 million in asset impairment charges and network intrusion expenses. Fiscal 2013 first quarter results reflect expenses of $3.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share after tax, primarily including deferred purchase price payments in connection with the acquisition of Schuh Group Limited.

Adjusted for the items described above in both periods, earnings from continuing operations were $22.2 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, for the first quarter of Fiscal 2014, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $23.8 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, for the first quarter of Fiscal 2013.  For consistency with Fiscal 2014's previously announced earnings expectations and with previously reported adjusted results for the prior year period, the Company believes that the disclosure of the results from continuing operations adjusted for these items will be useful to investors. Additionally, the Company believes that the presentation of earnings from continuing operations before the compensation expense associated with the Schuh deferred purchase price will enable investors to understand the effect attributable to incorporating a continuing employment condition into the obligation to pay deferred purchase price.  A reconciliation of earnings and earnings per share from continuing operations in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles with the adjusted earnings and earnings per share numbers presented in this paragraph is set forth on Schedule B to this press release.

Net sales for the first quarter of Fiscal 2014 decreased 1.5% to $591 million from $600 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2013. Consolidated first quarter 2014 comparable sales, including same store sales and comparable e-commerce and catalog sales, decreased 4%, with a 2% decrease in the Journeys Group, a 6% decrease in the Lids Sports Group, an 11% decrease in the Schuh Group, and a 7% increase in the Johnston & Murphy Group.

Robert J. Dennis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Genesco, said, "After a slow start in February, which we attribute primarily to delayed processing of federal income tax refunds, comparable sales improved for the balance of the quarter, despite continued headwinds from unseasonably cold weather. Strong gains in our direct channel helped partially offset soft retail traffic, which combined with well-controlled expenses allowed us to deliver earnings that were slightly ahead of expectations.

"The improved sales trends we experienced during the March - April period have accelerated during the second quarter so far with May comparable sales up 1% through May 25.  We are encouraged by the recent momentum and optimistic about our prospects for the upcoming back to school season.

"Based on first quarter performance and current visibility, we remain comfortable with our previously issued guidance for adjusted Fiscal 2014 diluted earnings per share  in the range of $5.57 to $5.67, a 10% to 12% increase over Fiscal 2013's adjusted earnings per share of $5.06. Consistent with our previous guidance, these expectations do not include non-cash asset impairments and network intrusion expenses, which we estimate will be in the range of $3.4 million to $4.4 million pretax, or $0.09 to $0.12 per share, after tax, in Fiscal 2014. They also do not reflect compensation expense associated with the Schuh deferred purchase price as described above, which is currently estimated at approximately $11.5 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the full year. This guidance assumes a comparable sales increase in the low single digit range for the full fiscal year."  A reconciliation of the adjusted financial measures cited in the guidance to their corresponding measures as reported pursuant to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is included in Schedule B to this press release."

Dennis concluded, "We believe the investments we are making in our businesses, including improved e-commerce infrastructure and selective store openings, are delivering solid returns and positioning the Company for sustainable sales and earnings growth in the years ahead. Our teams continue to execute at a high level, and we remain  on track to achieve our 5-year target of $3.5 billion in sales and an operating margin of 9.5% by fiscal 2017."

Conference Call and Management Commentary

The Company has posted detailed financial commentary in writing on its website, www.genesco.com, in the investor relations section. The Company's live conference call on May 31, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. (Central time), may be accessed through the Company's internet website, www.genesco.com. To listen live, please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary software.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding the performance outlook for the Company and its individual businesses (including, without limitation, sales, margins and earnings) and all other statements not addressing solely historical facts or present conditions. Actual results could vary materially from the expectations reflected in these statements. A number of factors could cause differences.  These include adjustments to estimates reflected in forward-looking statements, including the amount of required accruals related to the earn-out bonus potentially payable to Schuh management based on the achievement of certain performance objectives; the timing and amount of non-cash asset impairments related to retail store fixed assets or to intangible assets of acquired businesses; weakness in the consumer economy; competition in the Company's markets; inability of customers to obtain credit; fashion trends that affect the sales or product margins of the Company's retail product offerings; changes in buying patterns by significant wholesale customers; bankruptcies or deterioration in financial condition of significant wholesale customers; disruptions in product supply or distribution; unfavorable trends in fuel costs, foreign exchange rates, foreign labor and material costs, and other factors affecting the cost of products; the Company's ability to continue to complete and integrate acquisitions, expand its business and diversify its product base; and changes in the timing of holidays or in the onset of seasonal weather affecting period-to-period sales comparisons. Additional factors that could affect the Company's prospects and cause differences from expectations include the ability to build, open, staff and support additional retail stores and to renew leases in existing stores and maintain reductions in occupancy costs achieved in recent lease negotiations, and to conduct required remodeling or refurbishment on schedule and at expected expense levels; deterioration in the performance of individual businesses or of the Company's market value relative to its book value, resulting in impairments of fixed assets or intangible assets or other adverse financial consequences; unexpected changes to the market for the Company's shares; variations from expected pension-related charges caused by conditions in the financial markets; and the outcome of litigation, investigations and environmental matters involving the Company. Additional factors are cited in the "Risk Factors," "Legal Proceedings" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of, and elsewhere in, our SEC filings, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC website, www.sec.gov, or by contacting the investor relations department of Genesco via our website, www.genesco.com. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this release are beyond Genesco's ability to control or predict. Genesco undertakes no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Forward-looking statements reflect the expectations of the Company at the time they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation to update such statements.

About Genesco Inc.

Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based specialty retailer, sells footwear, headwear, sports apparel and accessories in more than 2,455 retail stores throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Underground by Journeys, Schuh, Lids, Locker Room by Lids, Johnston & Murphy, and on internet websites www.journeys.com, www.journeyskidz.com, www.shibyjourneys.com, www.undergroundbyjourneys.com, www.schuh.co.uk, www.johnstonmurphy.comwww.lids.com,  www.lids.ca, www.lidslockerroom.com, www.lidsteamsports.com, www.lidsclubhouse.com , www.suregripfootwear.com and www.dockersshoes.com.  In addition, the Company sells wholesale footwear under its Johnston & Murphy brand, the licensed Dockers brand, SureGrip, and other brands, and operates the Lids Team Sports team dealer business. For more information on Genesco and its operating divisions, please visit www.genesco.com.

GENESCO INC.






 

Consolidated Earnings Summary



 

Three Months Ended



May 4, 


April 28, 


In Thousands

2013


2012


Net sales

$    591,388


$   600,144


Cost of sales

292,777


293,480


Selling and administrative expenses*

265,014


270,522


Asset impairments and other, net

1,329


135


Earnings from operations 

32,268


36,007


Interest expense, net

1,039


1,117


Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

31,229


34,890


Income tax expense

12,748


14,099


Earnings from continuing operations

18,481


20,791


Provision for discontinued operations, net

(99)


(177)


Net Earnings

$      18,382


$     20,614







* Includes $2.9 million and $3.0 million, respectively, in deferred payments related to the Schuh acquisition for the 

         first quarter ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012.









 

Earnings Per Share Information






 

Three Months Ended






May 4,


April 28, 


In Thousands (except per share amounts)

2013


2012


Preferred dividend requirements

$            33


$            46







Average common shares - Basic EPS

23,295


23,597







Basic earnings per share:





Before discontinued operations

$0.79


$0.88


Net earnings

$0.79


$0.87







Average common and common





equivalent shares - Diluted EPS

23,732


24,231







Diluted earnings per share:





Before discontinued operations

$0.78


$0.86


Net earnings

$0.77


$0.85













GENESCO INC.









 

Consolidated Earnings Summary








Three Months Ended






May 4, 


April 28, 


In Thousands

2013


2012


Sales:





Journeys Group

$    257,143


$   263,840


Schuh Group

68,323


70,312


Lids Sports Group

177,905


183,136


Johnston & Murphy Group

58,425


51,413


Licensed Brands

29,355


31,266


Corporate and Other

237


177


Net Sales

$    591,388


$   600,144


Operating Income (Loss):





Journeys Group

$      23,631


$     25,282


Schuh Group(1)

(3,026)


(2,951)


Lids Sports Group

12,509


19,168


Johnston & Murphy Group

3,852


4,009


Licensed Brands

2,915


3,365


Corporate and Other(2)

(7,613)


(12,866)


Earnings from operations

32,268


36,007


Interest, net

1,039


1,117







Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

31,229


34,890


Income tax expense

12,748


14,099


Earnings from continuing operations

18,481


20,791


Provision for discontinued operations, net

(99)


(177)


Net Earnings

$      18,382


$     20,614












(1) Includes $2.9 million and $3.0 million, respectively, in deferred payments related to the Schuh acquisition for

            the first quarter ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012.

(2) Includes a $0.1 million charge in the first quarter of Fiscal 2013 primarily for network intrusion expenses.

            Includes a $1.3 million charge in the first quarter of Fiscal 2014 which includes $1.2 million in asset

            impairments and $0.1 million for network intrusion expenses.  Includes a $0.1 million charge in the first

            quarter of Fiscal 2013 primarily for network intrusion expenses.


GENESCO INC.

















Consolidated Balance Sheet






May 4, 


April 28, 


In Thousands

2013


2012


Assets





Cash and cash equivalents

$      39,668


$     54,824


Accounts receivable

44,193


47,733


Inventories

509,100


445,245


Other current assets

64,464


65,761


Total current assets

657,425


613,563


Property and equipment

241,534


228,161


Other non-current assets

408,260


418,649


Total Assets

$ 1,307,219


$ 1,260,373


Liabilities and Equity





Accounts payable

$    117,923


$   153,436


Current portion long-term debt

5,576


10,290


Other current liabilities

123,610


135,509


Total current liabilities

247,109


299,235


Long-term debt

47,745


25,372


Other long-term liabilities

194,453


183,996


Equity

817,912


751,770


Total Liabilities and Equity

$ 1,307,219


$ 1,260,373


 


GENESCO INC.

































Retail Units Operated - Three Months Ended May 4, 2013









Balance

Acquisi-




Balance





Balance




01/28/12

tions

Open

Close


02/02/13


Open

Close


05/04/13



Journeys Group

1,154

0

32

29


1,157


5

6


1,156



    Journeys

812

0

22

14


820


3

1


822



    Underground by Journeys

137

0

0

7


130


0

4


126



    Journeys Kidz

152

0

9

5


156


2

1


157



    Shi by Journeys

53

0

1

3


51


0

0


51



Schuh Group

78

0

16

2


92


3

4


91



     Schuh UK*

56

0

15

1


70


3

2


71



     Schuh ROI

8

0

1

0


9


0

0


9



     Schuh Concessions*

14

0

0

1


13


0

2


11



Lids Sports Group

1,002

33

47

29


1,053


9

8


1,054



Johnston & Murphy Group

153

0

9

5


157


1

1


157



    Shops

103

0

4

5


102


1

1


102



    Factory Outlets

50

0

5

0


55


0

0


55



Total Retail Units

2,387

33

104

65


2,459


18

19


2,458



Permanent Units*






2,446


17

17


2,446
















*

Excludes Schuh Concessions, which are expected to close this year and temporary "pop-up" locations.

 


Comparable Sales (including same store and comparable direct sales)






Three Months Ended







May 4,


April 28,







2013


2012



Journeys Group




-2%


12%



Schuh Group




-11%


-



Lids Sports Group




-6%


3%



Johnston & Murphy Group




7%


6%



Total Comparable Sales




-4%


8%











 

Schedule B


Genesco Inc.

Adjustments to Reported Earnings from Continuing Operations

First Quarter Ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012













 First 

 Impact on 

 First 

 Impact on 





 Quarter 

  Diluted 

 Quarter 

  Diluted 

In Thousands (except per share amounts)


 Apr 2013 

 EPS 

 Apr 2012 

 EPS 

Earnings from continuing operations, as reported


$     18,481

$        0.78

$      20,791

$   0.86







Adjustments:  (1)






Impairment charges


760

0.04

29

-

Deferred payment - Schuh acquisition


2,851

0.12

2,955

0.12

Other legal matters


(13)

-

-

-

Network intrusion expenses


89

-

56

-

Higher (lower) effective tax rate


79

-

(12)

-







Adjusted earnings from continuing operations (2)


$     22,247

$        0.94

$      23,819

$   0.98

















(1) All adjustments are net of tax where applicable.  The tax rate for the first quarter of Fiscal 2014 is 37.1%

          excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of less than $0.1 million.  The tax rate for the first quarter of Fiscal 2013 is

          37.0% excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of $0.1 million.









(2) EPS reflects 23.7 million and 24.2 million share count for Fiscal 2014 and 2013, respectively, which includes 

          common stock equivalents in both years.









The Company believes that disclosure of earnings and earnings per share from continuing operations adjusted for the items not reflected in the previously announced expectations will be meaningful to investors, especially in light of the impact of such items on the results.

































Schuh Group

Adjustments to Reported Operating Income (Loss)

First Quarter Ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012













 First Qtr 

 First Qtr 



In Thousands 


 Apr 2013 

 Apr 2012 



Operating loss


$     (3,026)

$     (2,951)









Adjustments: 






Deferred payment - Schuh acquisition


2,851

2,955









Adjusted operating income (loss) 


$        (175)

$             4



 

Schedule B


Genesco Inc.

Adjustments to Forecasted Earnings from Continuing Operations

Fiscal Year Ending February 1, 2014









In Thousands (except per share amounts)


High Guidance

Low Guidance



Fiscal 2014

Fiscal 2014

Forecasted earnings from continuing operations 


$    120,496

$       5.09

$ 118,128

$       4.99









Adjustments:  (1)






Impairment


2,137

0.09

2,137

0.09

Deferred payment - Schuh acquisition


11,518

0.49

11,518

0.49









Adjusted forecasted earnings from continuing operations (2)


$    134,151

$       5.67

$ 131,783

$       5.57









(1) All adjustments are net of tax where applicable.  The forecasted tax rate for Fiscal 2014 is approximately

          37.1% excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of $0.2 million.









(2) EPS reflects 23.7 million share count for Fiscal 2014 which includes common stock equivalents.









This reconciliation reflects estimates and current expectations of future results. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations and estimates, for reasons including those included in the discussion of forward-looking statements elsewhere in this release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update such expectations and estimates.  

 

SOURCE Genesco Inc.



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