Genesco Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

--Third Quarter Comparable Store Sales Increase 4%--

--Company Raises Fiscal 2013 Outlook--

Nov 30, 2012, 07:32 ET from Genesco Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) today reported earnings from continuing operations for the third quarter ended October 27, 2012, of $41.0 million, or $1.71 per diluted share, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $26.2  million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended October 29, 2011.  Fiscal 2013 third quarter results reflect pretax items of $3.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share after tax, including compensation expense related to deferred purchase price payments in connection with the acquisition of Schuh Group Limited in June 2011, asset impairments and other legal matters, decreased by tax rate adjustments of $0.40 per diluted share.  As previously announced, because the obligation to pay the deferred purchase price for Schuh is contingent upon the continued employment of the payees, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles require that it be treated as compensation expense. Fiscal 2012 third quarter results reflect pretax items of $3.4 million, or $0.12 per diluted share after tax, including compensation expense related to deferred purchase price payments in connection with the acquisition of Schuh Group Limited in June 2011, acquisition expenses and other legal matters.

Adjusted for the items described above in both periods, earnings from continuing operations were $34.5 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, for the third quarter of Fiscal 2013, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $29.1 million, or $1.21 per diluted share, for the third quarter of Fiscal 2012.  For consistency with Fiscal 2013'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.  Since the compensation expense is a non-cash charge until the deferred purchase price is actually paid, the Company believes that earnings including such expense may not be fully reflective of the Company's ongoing results or indicative of its prospects. 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 third quarter of Fiscal 2013 increased 7.8% to $664.5 million from $616.5 million in the third quarter of Fiscal 2012.  Comparable store sales in the third quarter of Fiscal 2013 increased by 4% for the Company, with an 8% increase in the Journeys Group, a 5% decrease in the Lids Sports Group, a 9% increase in the Schuh Group, and a 6% increase in Johnston & Murphy Group.

Robert J. Dennis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Genesco, said, "Our third quarter results were highlighted by strong earnings growth as we were able to meaningfully leverage expenses on a mid single digit comparable store sales gain.

"The fourth quarter got off to a slow start with November comparable store sales down 4% compared with a 12% increase in November last year.  We estimate that Hurricane Sandy reduced November comparable store sales by approximately 1% to 2%.  For the long Thanksgiving weekend, U.S. comparable store sales increased by low single digits."

Dennis also discussed the Company's updated outlook. "Based on our third quarter performance and our view of current trends in the marketplace, we are raising our Fiscal 2013 guidance. We now expect full year adjusted diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $5.00 to $5.08, an increase from our previous guidance range of $4.88 to $5.00. This new outlook represents an increase of 22% to 24% over last year's adjusted earnings per share of $4.09. Consistent with previous guidance, these expectations do not include expected non-cash asset impairments and other charges, which are projected to total approximately $1.5 million to $2.5 million pretax, or $0.04 to $0.07 per share, after tax, in Fiscal 2013. In addition, this guidance does not reflect compensation expense associated with the Schuh deferred purchase price as described above, totaling approximately $12.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the full year. This guidance assumes comparable store sales in the 4% 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, "Our teams have done a good job managing their businesses through the first nine months of Fiscal 2013. Collectively they have the Company on pace to deliver another year of solid sales and earnings per share growth.  We look to continue the progress we have made profitably expanding our top-line, and have recently adopted updated 5-year targets for annual sales of $3.5 billion and operating margins 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 November 30, 2012 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, earnings and operating margins), 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 contingent bonus potentially payable to Schuh management in three years based on the achievement of certain performance objectives; the costs of responding to and liability in connection with the network intrusion announced in December 2010; the timing and amount of non-cash asset impairments, potentially including fixed assets in retail stores and 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 2,440 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, Lids Locker Room, 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.  The Company's Lids Sports Group division operates the Lids headwear stores and the lids.com website, the Lids Locker Room and other team sports fan shops and single team clubhouse stores, and the Lids Team Sports team dealer business.  In addition, Genesco sells wholesale footwear under its Johnston & Murphy brand, the licensed Dockers brand, SureGrip, and other brands. For more information on Genesco and its operating divisions, please visit www.genesco.com.

GENESCO INC.

Consolidated Earnings Summary

Three Months Ended 

Nine Months Ended 

October 27, 

October 29, 

October 27, 

October 29, 

In Thousands

2012

2011 *

2012

2011* 

Net sales

$     664,458

$     616,525

$ 1,808,124

$  1,568,618

Cost of sales

330,110

306,068

894,090

775,604

Selling and administrative expenses**

281,613

264,200

807,798

717,990

Asset impairments and other, net

357

345

896

1,936

Earnings from operations**

52,378

45,912

105,340

73,088

Interest expense, net

1,301

1,869

3,625

3,464

Earnings from continuing operations

    before income taxes

51,077

44,043

101,715

69,624

Income tax expense

10,108

17,882

29,394

28,138

Earnings from continuing operations

40,969

26,161

72,321

41,486

Provision for discontinued operations

(94)

(73)

(312)

(997)

Net Earnings 

$       40,875

$       26,088

$       72,009

$      40,489

*Certain shipping and warehouse expenses have been reclassed from selling and administrative expenses 

to cost of sales in Fiscal 2012 to conform to the current year presentation.

**Includes $3.0 million and $8.9 million, respectively, in deferred payments related to the Schuh acquisition for

the three and nine months ended October 27, 2012.  Includes $3.1 million and $10.9 million, respectively,

of deferred payments related to the Schuh acquisition and acquisition related expenses for the three and

nine months ended October 29, 2011.

Earnings Per Share Information

Three Months Ended 

Nine Months Ended 

October 27, 

October 29, 

October 27, 

October 29, 

In Thousands (except per share amounts)

2012

2011

2012

2011

Preferred dividend requirements

$               33

$               49

$            114

$             147

Average common shares - Basic EPS

23,584

23,407

23,653

23,158

Basic earnings per share:

     Before discontinued operations

$           1.74

$           1.12

$           3.05

$            1.79

     Net earnings 

$           1.73

$           1.11

$           3.04

$            1.74

Average common and common

    equivalent shares - Diluted EPS

23,996

23,976

24,121

23,728

Diluted earnings per share:

     Before discontinued operations

$           1.71

$           1.09

$           3.00

$            1.74

     Net earnings 

$           1.70

$           1.09

$           2.98

$            1.70

GENESCO INC.

Consolidated Earnings Summary

Three Months Ended 

Nine Months Ended 

October 27, 

October 29, 

October 27, 

October 29, 

In Thousands

2012

2011

2012

2011

Sales:

    Journeys Group

$     300,718

$     274,158

$     773,997

$      703,368

    Schuh Group

92,250

78,212

243,718

112,185

    Lids Sports Group

185,737

185,547

550,752

532,746

    Johnston & Murphy Group

53,079

48,146

152,771

141,768

    Licensed Brands

32,450

30,259

85,972

77,727

    Corporate and Other

224

203

914

824

    Net Sales

$     664,458

$     616,525

$ 1,808,124

$  1,568,618

Operating Income (Loss):

    Journeys Group

$       37,073

$       28,238

$       64,420

$        41,821

    Schuh Group (1)

2,709

4,417

(787)

4,340

    Lids Sports Group

18,573

18,892

58,312

51,002

    Johnston & Murphy Group

3,158

2,979

8,981

8,029

    Licensed Brands

3,724

3,700

8,516

7,998

    Corporate and Other (2)

(12,859)

(12,314)

(34,102)

(40,102)

   Earnings from operations

52,378

45,912

105,340

73,088

   Interest, net

1,301

1,869

3,625

3,464

Earnings from continuing operations

    before income taxes

51,077

44,043

101,715

69,624

Income tax expense

10,108

17,882

29,394

28,138

Earnings from continuing operations

40,969

26,161

72,321

41,486

Provision for discontinued operations

(94)

(73)

(312)

(997)

Net Earnings 

$       40,875

$       26,088

$       72,009

$        40,489

(1)Includes $3.0 million and $8.9 million in deferred payments related to the Schuh acquisition in the third quarter and nine

months ended October 27, 2012, respectively, and $2.9 million and $4.3 million for the third quarter and nine months

ended October 29, 2011, respectively.

(2)Includes a $0.4 million charge in the third quarter of Fiscal 2013 which includes $0.3 million for asset impairments and

$0.1 million for other legal matters and includes a $0.9 million charge in the nine months of Fiscal 2013 which includes   

$0.7 million for asset impairments, $0.1 million for network intrusion expenses and $0.1 million for other legal matters.

Includes a $0.3 million charge in the third quarter of Fiscal 2012 which includes $0.2 million for other legal matters and

$0.1 million for network intrusion expenses and includes $1.9 million of other charges in the nine months of Fiscal 2012

which includes $1.1 million for asset impairments, $0.5 million for network intrusion expenses and $0.3 million for other 

legal matters. The third quarter and nine months of Fiscal 2012 also included $0.2 million and $6.6 million, respectively,

of acquisition related expenses.

 

GENESCO INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheet

Recast

October 27, 

October 29, 

In Thousands

2012

2011 (1)

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$       39,890

$        36,073

Accounts receivable

61,006

61,393

Inventories

600,251

544,099

Other current assets

65,629

76,124

Total current assets

766,776

717,689

Property and equipment

239,499

229,525

Other non-current assets

427,123

412,532

Total Assets

$  1,433,398

$   1,359,746

Liabilities and  Equity

Accounts payable

$     219,826

$      243,594

Other current liabilities

169,109

146,017

Total current liabilities

388,935

389,611

Long-term debt

86,296

142,648

Other long-term liabilities

182,277

147,190

Equity

775,890

680,297

Total Liabilities and Equity

$  1,433,398

$  1,359,746

(1)

 

Certain previously reported October 29, 2011 balances have been recast to reflect the effects of finalizing the allocation of the Schuh purchase price.

GENESCO INC.

Retail Units Operated - Nine Months Ended October 27, 2012

Balance

Acquisi-

Balance

Acquisi-

Balance

01/29/11

tions

Open

Close

01/28/12

tions

Open

Close

10/27/12

Journeys Group

1,168

0

18

32

1,154

0

23

20

1,157

    Journeys

813

0

14

15

812

0

16

10

818

    Underground by Journeys

151

0

0

14

137

0

0

4

133

    Journeys Kidz

149

0

4

1

152

0

6

3

155

    Shi by Journeys

55

0

0

2

53

0

1

3

51

Schuh Group

0

75

6

3

78

0

12

2

88

     Schuh UK

0

51

6

1

56

0

11

1

66

     Schuh ROI

0

8

0

0

8

0

1

0

9

     Schuh Concessions

0

16

0

2

14

0

0

1

13

Lids Sports Group

985

10

40

33

1,002

20

41

16

1,047

Johnston & Murphy Group

156

0

6

9

153

0

5

2

156

    Shops

111

0

1

9

103

0

3

2

104

    Factory Outlets

45

0

5

0

50

0

2

0

52

Total Retail Units

2,309

85

70

77

2,387

20

81

40

2,448

 

Retail Units Operated - Three Months Ended October 27, 2012

Balance

Acquisi-

Balance

07/28/12

tions

Open

Close

10/27/12

Journeys Group

1,147

0

11

1

1,157

    Journeys

810

0

8

0

818

    Underground by Journeys

133

0

0

0

133

    Journeys Kidz

152

0

3

0

155

    Shi by Journeys

52

0

0

1

51

Schuh Group

83

0

7

2

88

     Schuh UK

61

0

6

1

66

     Schuh ROI

8

0

1

0

9

     Schuh Concessions

14

0

0

1

13

Lids Sports Group

1,021

8

23

5

1,047

Johnston & Murphy Group

153

0

3

0

156

    Shops

103

0

1

0

104

    Factory Outlets

50

0

2

0

52

Total Retail Units

2,404

8

44

8

2,448

 

Constant Store Sales

          Three Months Ended

       Nine Months Ended

October 27,

October 29,

October 27,

October 29,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Journeys Group

8%

15%

9%

15%

Schuh Group

9%

-

9%

-

Lids Sports Group

-5%

8%

0%

12%

Johnston & Murphy Group

6%

7%

4%

11%

Total Constant Store Sales

4%

12%

6%

13%

Schedule B

Genesco Inc.

Adjustments to Reported Earnings from Continuing Operations

Three Months Ended October 27, 2012 and October 29, 2011

 Impact on 

 Impact on 

 3 mos 

  Diluted 

 3 mos 

  Diluted 

In Thousands (except per share amounts)

 Oct 2012 

 EPS 

 Oct 2011 

 EPS 

Earnings from continuing operations, as reported

$     40,969

$   1.71

$      26,161

$   1.09

Adjustments:  (1)

Impairment charges

179

0.01

32

-

Acquisition expenses

-

-

206

0.01

Deferred payment - Schuh acquisition

2,971

0.12

2,882

0.12

Other legal matters

46

-

120

-

Network intrusion expenses

-

-

68

-

Lower effective tax rate (2)

(9,694)

(0.40)

(355)

(0.01)

Adjusted earnings from continuing operations (3)

$     34,471

$   1.44

$      29,114

$   1.21

(1) All adjustments are net of tax where applicable.  The tax rate for the third quarter of Fiscal 2013 is 36.6%

    excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of less than $0.1 million.  The tax rate for the third quarter of Fiscal 2012 is  

    38.4% excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of $0.1 million.

(2) Includes a net benefit of $9.3 million recognized in connection with the resolution of various previously uncertain

     tax positions.

(3) Reflects 24.0 million share count for both Fiscal 2013 and Fiscal 2012 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 

Three Months Ended October 27, 2012 and October 29, 2011

 3 mos 

 3 mos 

In Thousands 

 Oct 2012 

 Oct 2011 

Operating income

$      2,709

$  4,417

Adjustments: 

Deferred payment - Schuh acquisition

2,971

2,882

Adjusted operating income 

$      5,680

$  7,299

 

Schedule B

Genesco Inc.

Adjustments to Reported Earnings from Continuing Operations

Nine Months Ended October 27, 2012 and October 29, 2011

 Impact on 

 Impact on 

 9 mos 

  Diluted 

 9 mos 

  Diluted 

In Thousands (except per share amounts)

 Oct 2012 

 EPS 

 Oct 2011 

 EPS 

Earnings from continuing operations, as reported

$     72,321

$   3.00

$      41,486

$        1.74

Adjustments:  (1)

Impairment charges

456

0.02

674

0.03

Acquisition expenses

-

-

5,628

0.24

Deferred payment - Schuh acquisition

8,854

0.37

4,301

0.18

Other legal matters

46

-

180

0.01

Network intrusion expenses

65

-

329

0.01

Lower effective tax rate

(11,347)

(0.47)

(2,551)

(0.11)

Adjusted earnings from continuing operations (2)

$     70,395

$   2.92

$      50,047

$        2.10

(1) All adjustments are net of tax where applicable.  The tax rate for the first nine months of Fiscal 2013 is 36.6%

    excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of $0.3 million.  The tax rate for the first nine months of Fiscal 2012 is 38.9% 

    excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of $0.3 million.

(2) Reflects 24.1 million share count for Fiscal 2013 and 23.7 million share count for Fiscal 2012 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)

Nine Months Ended October 27, 2012 and October 27, 2011

 9 mos 

 9 mos 

In Thousands 

 Oct 2012 

 Oct 2011 

Operating income (loss)

$        (787)

$  4,340

Adjustments: 

Deferred payment - Schuh acquisition

8,854

4,301

Adjusted operating income 

$      8,067

$  8,641

 

Schedule B

Genesco Inc.

Adjustments to Forecasted Earnings from Continuing Operations

Fiscal Year Ending February 2, 2013

In Thousands (except per share amounts)

High Guidance

Low Guidance

Fiscal 2013

Fiscal 2013

Forecasted earnings from continuing operations 

$    120,562

$       5.01

$ 118,849

$       4.93

Adjustments:  (1)

Impairment

1,000

0.04

1,000

0.04

Deferred payment - Schuh acquisition

11,965

0.50

11,965

0.50

Lower effective tax rate

(11,347)

(0.47)

(11,347)

(0.47)

Adjusted forecasted earnings from continuing operations (2)

$    122,180

$       5.08

$ 120,467

$       5.00

(1) All adjustments are net of tax where applicable.  The forecasted tax rate for Fiscal 2013 is approximately 37% 

    excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of $0.4 million.

(2) Reflects 24.1 million share count for Fiscal 2013 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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