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DICK'S Sporting Goods Reports Third Quarter Results

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- Company delivers third quarter 2017 earnings per diluted share of $0.35 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.30

- Consolidated same store sales for the third quarter decreased 0.9%

- Company raises its full year 2017 guidance and now expects earnings per diluted share of $2.95 to 3.07 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $2.92 to 3.04

- Company provides preliminary 2018 outlook

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, today reported sales and earnings results for the third quarter ended October 28, 2017.

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Third Quarter Results

The Company reported consolidated net income for the third quarter ended October 28, 2017 of $36.9 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to the Company's expectations provided on August 15, 2017 of $0.22 to 0.30 per diluted share. For the third quarter ended October 29, 2016, the Company reported consolidated net income of $48.9 million, or $0.44 per diluted share.

On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported consolidated net income for the third quarter ended October 28, 2017 of $31.9 million, or $0.30 per diluted share. For the third quarter ended October 29, 2016, the Company reported consolidated net income of $53.6 million, or $0.48 per diluted share. Third quarter 2017 non-GAAP results exclude the benefit from a multi-year sales tax refund. Third quarter 2016 non-GAAP results exclude conversion costs for former Sports Authority ("TSA") stores. The GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations are included in a table later in the release under the heading "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations."

Net sales for the third quarter of 2017 increased 7.4% to approximately $1.94 billion. Consolidated same store sales decreased 0.9%, compared to the Company's guidance of a low single-digit decrease. Third quarter 2016 consolidated same store sales increased 5.2%.

"In the third quarter, we delivered earnings per diluted share and comp sales at the high end of our expectations, with continued double-digit growth in eCommerce. As expected, margins were under pressure in this highly promotional environment, but our strategy for this environment enabled us to continue to capture market share," said Edward W. Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As we look to the fourth quarter, we are comfortable with our prior implied sales and earnings outlook, and believe we are well positioned to gain additional market share."

Mr. Stack continued, "Looking ahead, we see tremendous opportunity in our industry as it continues to evolve. We plan to make significant investments in our business, which will have a short-term negative impact on our earnings; however, we expect these investments will pay meaningful dividends in the future. We plan to increase investments in our eCommerce business, the technology in our stores and store payroll in order to enhance the customer experience. Meaningful investments will also be made to DICK'S Team Sports HQ, and in the development and support of our private brands. Given these investments, continued gross margin pressure and approximately flat comp sales, we expect earnings per diluted share to decline by as much as 20 percent in 2018."

Omni-channel Development

eCommerce sales for the third quarter of 2017 increased approximately 16%. eCommerce penetration for the third quarter of 2017 was 10.3% of total net sales, compared to 9.6% during the third quarter of 2016.

In the third quarter, the Company opened 15 new DICK'S Sporting Goods stores and six new Field & Stream stores. The Company also closed two specialty concept stores. As of October 28, 2017, the Company operated 719 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 47 states, with approximately 38.2 million square feet, 98 Golf Galaxy stores in 32 states, with approximately 2.1 million square feet, and 35 Field & Stream stores in 16 states, with approximately 1.6 million square feet. Store count, square footage and new stores are listed in a table later in the release under the heading "Store Count and Square Footage."

Balance Sheet

The Company ended the third quarter of 2017 with approximately $112 million in cash and cash equivalents and approximately $455 million in outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility. Over the course of the last 12 months, the Company continued to invest in omni-channel growth, while returning over $343 million to shareholders through share repurchases and quarterly dividends.

Total inventory increased 4.1% at the end of the third quarter of 2017 as compared to the end of the third quarter of 2016.

Year-to-Date Results

The Company reported consolidated net income for the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 of $207.5 million, or $1.91 per diluted share. For the 39 weeks ended October 29, 2016, the Company reported consolidated net income of $197.2 million, or $1.75 per diluted share.

On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported consolidated net income for the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 of $197.0 million, or $1.81 per diluted share, excluding a corporate restructuring charge, conversion costs for former TSA stores, income related to a contract termination payment and the benefit from a multi-year sales tax refund. For the 39 weeks ended October 29, 2016, the Company reported consolidated net income of $201.9 million, or $1.80 per diluted share, excluding conversion costs for former TSA stores. The GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations are included in a table later in the release under the heading "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations."

Net sales for the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 increased 9.0% to approximately $5.93 billion, reflecting the growth of our store network and a 0.5% increase in consolidated same store sales.

Capital Allocation

On November 9, 2017, the Company's Board of Directors authorized and declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.17 per share on the Company's Common Stock and Class B Common Stock. The dividend is payable in cash on December 29, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 8, 2017.

During the third quarter of 2017, the Company repurchased approximately 2.9 million shares of its common stock at an average cost of $26.57 per share, for a total cost of $76 million. During fiscal 2017, the Company repurchased approximately 6.8 million shares of its common stock at an average cost of $35.70 per share, for a total cost of $242 million, and has approximately $0.8 billion remaining under its authorization that extends through 2021.

Current 2017 Outlook

The Company's current outlook for 2017 is based on current expectations and includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as described later in this release. Although the Company believes that the expectations and other comments reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or comments will prove to be correct. 

  • Full Year 2017

    • Based on an estimated 107 to 108 million diluted shares outstanding, the Company currently anticipates reporting earnings per diluted share in the range of $2.95 to 3.07, which includes approximately $0.05 per diluted share for the 53rd week. The Company's earnings per diluted share guidance is not dependent upon share repurchases beyond the $242 million executed through the third quarter of fiscal 2017. The Company reported earnings per diluted share of $2.56 for the 52 weeks ended January 28, 2017.

    • The Company currently anticipates reporting non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $2.92 to 3.04. This excludes a corporate restructuring charge, conversion costs for former TSA stores, income related to a contract termination payment, the benefit from a multi-year sales tax refund and a one-time cost the Company expects to incur to enhance its ScoreCard loyalty program. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $3.12 for the 52 weeks ended January 28, 2017.

    • Consolidated same store sales are currently expected to be in the range of approximately flat to a low single-digit decline on a 52 week to 52 week comparative basis, compared to an increase of 3.5% in 2016.

    • The Company expects to open 43 new DICK'S Sporting Goods stores and relocate seven DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 2017. The Company also expects to open eight new Golf Galaxy stores, relocate one Golf Galaxy store and open eight new Field & Stream stores adjacent to DICK'S Sporting Goods stores. These openings include former TSA and Golfsmith stores that the Company converted to DICK'S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy stores, respectively.

  • Fourth Quarter 2017

    • Based on an estimated 105 million diluted shares outstanding, the Company currently anticipates reporting earnings per diluted share in the range of $1.05 to 1.17, which includes approximately $0.05 per diluted share for the 53rd week. The Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.81 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

    • The Company currently anticipates reporting non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $1.12 to 1.24. This excludes a one-time cost the Company expects to incur to enhance its ScoreCard loyalty program. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $1.32 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

    • Consolidated same store sales are currently expected to decline in the low single-digits in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to an increase of 5.0% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

    • The Company expects to relocate one DICK'S Sporting Goods store in the fourth quarter of 2017.

  • Capital Expenditures

    • In 2017, the Company anticipates capital expenditures to be approximately $400 million on a net basis and approximately $515 million on a gross basis. In 2016, capital expenditures were $242 million on a net basis and $422 million on a gross basis.

Conference Call Info

The Company will host a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the third quarter results. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the earnings conference call over the internet through the Company's website located at investors.DICKS.com. To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least fifteen minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

In addition to the webcast, the call can be accessed by dialing (877) 443-5743 (domestic callers) or (412) 902-6617 (international callers) and requesting the "DICK'S Sporting Goods Earnings Call."

For those who cannot listen to the live webcast, it will be archived on the Company's website for approximately 30 days. In addition, a dial-in replay of the call will be available. To listen to the replay, investors should dial (877) 344-7529 (domestic callers) or (412) 317-0088 (international callers) and enter confirmation code 10113127. The dial-in replay will be available for approximately 30 days following the live call.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting the Company's financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company reports certain financial results that differ from what is reported under GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures include consolidated non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA which management believes provides investors with useful supplemental information to evaluate the Company's ongoing operations and to compare with past and future periods. Management also uses certain non-GAAP measures internally for forecasting, budgeting, and measuring its operating performance. These measures should be viewed as supplementing, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the Company's financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. The methods used by the Company to calculate its non-GAAP financial measures may differ significantly from methods used by other companies to compute similar measures. As a result, any non-GAAP financial measures presented herein may not be comparable to similar measures provided by other companies. A reconciliation of the Company's non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided below and on the Company's website at investors.DICKS.com.

Forward-Looking Statements Involving Known and Unknown Risks and Uncertainties

This release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond our control. Our future performance and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be relied upon by investors as a prediction of actual results. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, the Company's future performance, including outlook for earnings and sales in the fourth quarter and 2018; plans to accelerate investments in eCommerce capabilities, technology, DICK'S Team Sports HQ, private brand development, people and our customer experience; anticipated store openings and store relocations; capital expenditures; and share repurchases.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: changes in consumer discretionary spending; our eCommerce platform not producing the anticipated benefits within the expected time-frame or at all; the streamlining of the Company's vendor base and execution of the Company's new merchandising strategy not producing the anticipated benefits within the expected time-frame or at all; the amount that we devote to strategic investments and the timing and success of those investments; the integration of strategic acquisitions being more difficult, time-consuming, or costly than expected; inventory turn; changes in the competitive market and competition amongst retailers, including an increase in promotional activity; changes in consumer demand or shopping patterns and our ability to identify new trends and have the right trending products in our stores and on our website; changes in existing tax, labor and other laws and regulations, including those changing tax rates and imposing new taxes and surcharges; limitations on the availability of attractive retail store sites; omni-channel growth; unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential customer information; risks relating to our private brand offerings and new retail concepts; website downtime, disruptions or other problems with our eCommerce platform, including interruptions, delays or downtime caused by high volumes of users or transactions, deficiencies in design or implementation, or platform enhancements; disruptions or other problems with our information systems; factors affecting our vendors, including supply chain and currency risks; talent needs and the loss of Edward W. Stack, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; developments with sports leagues, professional athletes or sports superstars; weather-related disruptions and seasonality of our business; and risks associated with being a controlled company.

For additional information on these and other factors that could affect our actual results, see our risk factors, which may be amended from time to time, set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including our most recent Annual Report filed with the SEC on March 24, 2017. The Company disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by applicable law or regulation. Forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date of this release.

About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories.  As of October 28, 2017, the Company operated more than 715 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK'S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK'S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK'S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.  For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.

Contacts:
Investor Relations:
Nate Gilch, Director of Investor Relations
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
investors@dcsg.com
(724) 273-3400

Media Relations:
(724) 273-5552 or press@dcsg.com

 

DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME - UNAUDITED

(In thousands, except per share data)




13 Weeks Ended



October 28,
 2017


% of 
Sales(1)


October 29,
 2016


% of
Sales










Net sales


$

1,944,187



100.00

%


$

1,810,347



100.00

%

Cost of goods sold, including occupancy and 
     distribution costs


1,410,067



72.53



1,257,504



69.46











GROSS PROFIT


534,120



27.47



552,843



30.54











Selling, general and administrative expenses


475,899



24.48



459,782



25.40


Pre-opening expenses


8,220



0.42



19,304



1.07











INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


50,001



2.57



73,757



4.07











Interest expense


2,839



0.15



1,265



0.07


Other income


(10,768)



(0.55)



(3,778)



(0.21)

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