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At Home Group Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Financial Results

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  • Q2 net sales increased 18.7%; comparable store sales1 decreased 0.4%
  • Delivers Q2 EPS of $0.16 and Q2 pro forma adjusted EPS1 of $0.18
  • Narrows net sales outlook and reiterates pro forma adjusted EPS1 outlook for fiscal 2020
  • Updates growth targets

At Home Group Inc. (NYSE:HOME), the home décor superstore, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 27, 2019.

Lee Bird, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased with the second quarter progress we made on our financial objectives. We opened 13 new stores and generated nearly 19% net sales growth, while also reducing inventory levels and navigating unseasonable weather early in the quarter. Considering favorable expense timing, all of our profit metrics, including pro forma adjusted EPS1 of $0.18, were in line with our expectations."

"I am also pleased with our team's accomplishments this quarter in successfully navigating a fluid tariff situation and implementing key marketing and merchandising initiatives focused on driving store traffic and strengthening our customer value proposition," continued Mr. Bird.

"As we look to capitalize on our significant whitespace opportunity while driving meaningful shareholder returns, we are updating our growth targets to better balance store expansion and strong profitability with leverage improvement and positive free cash flow. As a differentiated low-price leader with an unmatched assortment — enabled by a low-cost structure and a flexible real estate strategy — we remain confident that we have the right strategic priorities in place to continue delivering growth and profitability for years to come."

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended July 27, 2019

  • The Company opened 13 new stores in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and ended the quarter with 204 stores in 39 states. The Company has opened a net 39 stores since the second quarter of fiscal 2019, representing a 23.6% increase.
  • Net sales increased 18.7% to $342.3 million from $288.5 million in the quarter ended July 28, 2018 driven by the net increase in open stores. Comparable store sales1 decreased 0.4% primarily due to adverse weather conditions early in the quarter.
  • Gross profit increased 3.1% to $100.4 million from $97.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Gross margin decreased 450 basis points to 29.3% from 33.8% in the prior year period primarily as a result of product margin contraction due to incremental markdowns, increased occupancy costs resulting from both the adoption of ASC 842 "Leases" as well as fiscal 2020 and 2019 sale-leaseback transactions, and costs associated with opening the Company's second distribution center.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") decreased 28.7% to $76.7 million from $107.6 million in the prior year period, primarily due to the nonrecurrence of $41.5 million of one-time, non-cash CEO stock-based compensation expense recognized in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted SG&A1 increased 16.3% to $75.4 million compared to a recast3 $64.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted SG&A1 as a percentage of net sales improved by 50 basis points on a recast3 basis to 22.0%, primarily due to leverage of corporate overhead.
  • Operating income was $21.8 million compared to a loss of $11.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted operating income1 decreased 18.2% to $23.2 million from a recast3 $28.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted operating margin1 decreased 300 basis points on a recast3 basis to 6.8% of net sales driven by the gross margin and adjusted SG&A1 factors described above.
  • Interest expense increased to $8.2 million from $6.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 due to increased borrowings to support our growth strategies and a year-over-year increase in interest rates.
  • Income tax expense was $3.2 million, and the effective tax rate was 23.5%. In the second quarter of fiscal 2019, a pre-tax loss, partially offset by recognition of excess tax benefits related to stock option exercises, drove an income tax benefit of $8.4 million.
  • Net income was $10.4 million compared to a net loss of $10.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted Net Income1 was $11.4 million compared to a recast3 $20.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • EPS was $0.16 compared to $(0.16) in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Pro forma adjusted EPS1 was $0.18 compared to a recast3 $0.31 in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 decreased 4.4% to $47.1 million from a recast3 $49.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

For the Twenty-six Weeks Ended July 27, 2019

  • Net sales increased 19.1% to $648.6 million from $544.7 million in the first half of fiscal 2019, driven by the net increase in open stores. Comparable store sales1 decreased 0.6% primarily due to adverse weather conditions.
  • Gross profit increased 3.2% to $188.4 million from $182.6 million in the first half of fiscal 2019. Gross margin decreased 440 basis points to 29.1% from 33.5% in the prior year period primarily due to product margin contraction due to incremental markdowns, increased occupancy costs resulting from both the adoption of ASC 842 "Leases" and fiscal 2020 and 2019 sale-leaseback transactions, and costs associated with opening the Company's second distribution center.
  • SG&A decreased 8.0% to $153.6 million from $167.1 million in the first half of fiscal 2019, primarily due to the nonrecurrence of $41.5 million of one-time, non-cash CEO stock-based compensation expense recognized in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted SG&A1 increased 23.0% to $151.4 million compared to a recast3 $123.0 million in the first half of fiscal 2019. Adjusted SG&A1 as a percentage of net sales increased 70 basis points on a recast3 basis to 23.3% primarily due to increased store labor, advertising and preopening expenses to support our growth strategies, partially offset by leverage of corporate overhead.
  • Operating income was $47.7 million compared to $12.4 million in the first half of fiscal 2019. Adjusted operating income1 decreased 35.0% to $33.5 million from a recast3 $51.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2019. Adjusted operating margin1 decreased 430 basis points on a recast3 basis to 5.2% of net sales driven by the gross margin and adjusted SG&A1 factors described above.
  • Interest expense increased to $16.0 million from $12.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2019 due to increased borrowings to support our growth strategies and a year-over-year increase in interest rates.
  • Income tax expense was $7.4 million, and the effective tax rate was 23.4%. In the first half of fiscal 2019, a pre-tax loss, partially offset by recognition of excess tax benefits related to stock option exercises, drove an income tax benefit of $8.4 million.
  • Net income increased to $24.3 million compared to $8.3 million in the first half of fiscal 2019. Adjusted Net Income1 was $13.3 million compared to a recast3 $38.8 million in the first half of fiscal 2019.
  • EPS was $0.37 compared to $0.13 in the first half of fiscal 2019. Pro forma adjusted EPS1 was $0.20 compared to a recast3 $0.59 in the first half of fiscal 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 decreased 10.7% to $80.9 million from a recast3 $90.6 million in the first half of fiscal 2019.

Balance Sheet Highlights as of July 27, 2019

  • Net inventories increased 31.7% to $436.7 million from $331.5 million as of July 28, 2018, primarily due to a 23.6% increase in the number of open stores.
  • Total liquidity (cash plus $133.1 million of availability under our revolving credit facility) was $146.2 million.
  • Long-term debt was $336.3 million compared to $288.9 million as of July 28, 2018. Additionally, there was $276.4 million outstanding under our revolving credit facility as of July 27, 2019 compared to $195.5 million as of July 28, 2018. Increased borrowings were primarily driven by a net increase of 39 new stores year-over-year.

Outlook & Key Assumptions

Below is an overview of the Company's outlook and related assumptions for selected third quarter and fiscal 2020 financial data. Since the beginning of fiscal 2020, the Company has implemented the new lease accounting standard, ASC 842 "Leases," which requires, among other things, a change to the accounting treatment of sale-leaseback transactions and the reclassification of certain of the Company's financing obligations. For illustrative purposes only, the Company has provided the table below based on management estimates in order to assist investors in understanding the impact of ASC 842 for comparability purposes to fiscal 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal 2019

 

Impact of ASC 842

 

Fiscal 2019,

 

Fiscal 2020 Outlook (Current)

 

Fiscal 2020 Outlook (Prior)

 

as Reported

 

on Fiscal 2019(3)

 

as Recast(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Store growth

32 net (36 gross)

 

32 net (36 gross)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

$1,372.5 million to $1,387.5 million, representing growth of 18% to 19%

 

$1,370.0 million to $1,390.0 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comp store sales

(1.5)% to 0.5%

 

(1)% to 1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

29.2% to 29.4%, inclusive of 90 to 100 bps impact of second DC

 

29.2% to 29.4%

 

33.1%

 

(90) bps

 

32.2%

Adjusted operating margin(1)(2)

6.6% to 6.9%, inclusive of 80 to

90 bps impact of second DC

 

6.6% to 6.9%

 

10.7%

 

(120) bps

 

9.5%

Interest expense, net

Approximately $32.5 million

 

Approximately $33.0 million

 

$27.1 million

 

$(2.4) million

 

$24.7 million

Adjusted effective tax rate(5)

23.5%, as compared to 11.7% in fiscal 2019

 

23%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net Income(1)(2)

$44.0 million to $48.0 million, inclusive of approximately

$(8.4) million to $(9.5) million impact of second DC

 

$44.0 million to $48.5 million

 

$86.0 million

 

$(8.8) million

 

$77.2 million

Pro forma adjusted EPS(1)(2)

$0.67 to $0.74, inclusive of $(0.13) to $(0.15) impact of second DC

 

$0.67 to $0.74

 

$1.30

 

($0.13)

 

$1.17

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

Approximately 65 million

 

Approximately 66 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

$135 to $155 million, net of approximately $125 million of

sale-leaseback proceeds

 

$200 to $220 million, net of approximately $75 million of sale-leaseback proceeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrative

 

 

 

 

 

Q3 Fiscal 2019

 

Impact of ASC 842

 

Q3 Fiscal 2019,

 

Q3 Fiscal 2020 Outlook

 

as Reported

 

on Q3 Fiscal 2019(3)

 

as Recast(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Store growth

9 net (12 gross)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

$312.0 million to $317.0 million,

representing growth of 17% to 19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comp store sales

(2.5)% to (0.5)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating margin(1)(2)

1.9% to 2.4%, inclusive of

110 bps impact of second DC

 

7.7%

 

(150) bps

 

6.2%

Adjusted effective tax rate(5)

23.5%, as compared to 11.3% in Q3 fiscal 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net Income(1)(2)

$(2.5) million to $(1.0) million, inclusive of approximately $(2.7) million impact of second DC

 

$12.0 million

 

$(2.6) million

 

$9.4 million

Pro forma adjusted EPS(1)(2)

$(0.04) to $(0.01), inclusive of

$(0.04) impact of second DC

 

$0.18

 

$ (0.04)

 

$0.14

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

Approximately 65 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(1)

 

Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. For additional information about non-GAAP measures, including, where applicable, reconciliations to the most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP, please see "Non-GAAP Measures" below.

(2)

 

We have not presented a quantitative reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP measures adjusted operating margin, Adjusted Net Income and pro forma adjusted EPS to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures because it is impractical to forecast certain items without unreasonable efforts due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence and financial impact of such items as well as the periods in which such items may be recognized. Such items include the gain to be recognized as a result of sale-leaseback transactions as well as the tax impact of certain stock-based compensation events. 

(3)

 

Represents the necessary adjustments to reflect management's estimates, for illustrative purposes, of the impact of the adoption of ASC 842 on fiscal 2019 results, which requires, among other things, a change to the accounting treatment of sale-leaseback transactions and the reclassification of certain of our financing obligations.

(4)

 

Represents third quarter and fiscal 2019 results as adjusted for illustrative purposes to reflect the impact of ASC 842.

(5)

 

We have not included an estimate of any potential impact on our forward-looking effective tax rate of certain stock-based compensation events, including the vesting of restricted stock units or the tax benefit from stock option exercises, due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence and financial impact of such items as well as the periods in which such items may be recognized. The impact of these events in any particular period may have a material effect on our GAAP and adjusted effective tax rates for such periods.

Conference Call Details

A conference call to discuss the second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results is scheduled for today, September 4, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 877-407-0789 (international callers please dial 201-689-8562) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with certain supplemental materials, will be available online at investor.athome.com.

A recorded replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed online at investor.athome.com for 90 days.

Terminology

We define certain terms used in this release as follows:

"Adjusted EBITDA" means net income (loss) before net interest expense, loss from early extinguishment of debt, income tax provision and depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the impact of certain other items as defined in our debt agreements, including certain legal settlements and consulting and other professional fees, relocation and employee recruiting incentives, management fees and expenses, stock-based compensation expense, impairment of our trade name, gain on sale-leaseback and non-cash rent. Periods prior to the adoption of ASC 842 have been recast to show the illustrative impact of the accounting standard, which is non-cash in nature.

"Adjusted Net Income" means net income (loss), adjusted for gain on sale-leaseback, initial public offering related non-cash stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expenses and the income tax impact associated with the special one-time initial public offering bonus stock option exercises, non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the special one-time grant of stock options to our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (the "CEO grant"), costs associated with the restructuring of our merchandising department and other adjustments, which include costs related to the registration and sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders and other transaction costs. Periods prior to the adoption of ASC 842 have been recast to show the illustrative impact of the accounting standard, which is non-cash in nature.

"Adjusted operating income" means operating income (loss), adjusted for gain on sale-leaseback, initial public offering related non-cash stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expenses, non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the CEO grant, costs associated with the restructuring of our merchandising department and other adjustments, which include costs related to the registration and sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders, and other transaction costs. Periods prior to the adoption of ASC 842 have been recast to show the illustrative impact of the accounting standard, which is non-cash in nature.

"Adjusted SG&A" means selling, general and administrative expenses adjusted for certain expenses, including initial public offering related non-cash stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expenses, non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the CEO grant, costs associated with the restructuring of our merchandising department and other adjustments, which include costs related to the registration and sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders and other transaction costs. Periods prior to the adoption of ASC 842 have been recast to show the illustrative impact of the accounting standard, which is non-cash in nature.

"Comparable store sales" means, for any reporting period, the change in period-over-period net sales for the comparable store base, beginning with stores on the second day of the sixteenth full fiscal month following the store's opening. When a store is being relocated or remodeled, we exclude sales from that store in the calculation of comparable store sales until the first day of the sixteenth full fiscal month after it reopens. As it relates to At Home, "two-year comparable store sales basis" refers to the sum of the increase in comparable store sales for each of the current and preceding fiscal years.

"EPS" means diluted earnings per share.

"GAAP" means accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

"Pro forma adjusted EPS" means Adjusted Net Income divided by pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

"Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding" means diluted share count on a pro forma basis.

"Store-level Adjusted EBITDA" means Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted further to exclude the impact of costs associated with new store openings and certain corporate overhead expenses which we do not consider in our evaluation of the ongoing performance of our stores from period to period.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains 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. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate", "are confident", "assumed", "believe", "continue", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "look forward", "may", "might", "on track", "outlook", "plan", "potential", "predict", "reaffirm", "seek", "should", or "vision", or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. In particular, statements about our outlook and assumptions for financial performance for the third quarter, fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 and beyond, as well as statements about the markets in which we operate, expected new store openings, our real estate strategy, growth targets, potential growth opportunities, impact of expected stock option exercises, future capital expenditures, and estimates of expenses we may incur in connection with equity incentive awards to management and our expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, prospects, assumptions or future events or performance contained in this document are forward-looking statements.

We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors, including those factors described in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 26, 2019 and other reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are not guarantees of future performance and our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which we operate, may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release. In addition, even if our results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and events in the industry in which we operate, are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this release, they may not be predictive of results or developments in future periods.

Any forward-looking statement that we make in this release speaks only as of the date of such statement. Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise, or to publicly announce any update or revision to, any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this document.

About At Home Group Inc.

At Home (NYSE:HOME), the home decor superstore, offers more than 50,000 on-trend home products to fit any budget or style, from furniture, mirrors, rugs, art and housewares to tabletop, patio and seasonal decor. At Home is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and currently operates 206 stores in 39 states. For more information, please visit us online at investor.athome.com.

-Financial Tables to Follow-

 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2019

 

January 26, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

13,106

 

$

10,951

 

$

10,385

Inventories, net

 

 

436,692

 

 

382,023

 

 

331,476

Prepaid expenses

 

 

9,750

 

 

7,949

 

 

9,433

Other current assets

 

 

19,803

 

 

13,626

 

 

14,975

Total current assets

 

 

479,351

 

 

414,549

 

 

366,269

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

1,083,554

 

 

-

 

 

-

Property and equipment, net

 

 

730,786

 

 

682,663

 

 

568,771

Goodwill

 

 

569,732

 

 

569,732

 

 

569,732

Trade name

 

 

1,458

 

 

1,458

 

 

1,458

Debt issuance costs, net

 

 

1,455

 

 

1,539

 

 

1,758

Restricted cash

 

 

2,515

 

 

2,515

 

 

2,515

Noncurrent deferred tax asset

 

 

21,204

 

 

52,805

 

 

50,688

Other assets

 

 

957

 

 

945

 

 

784

Total assets

 

$

2,891,012

 

$

1,726,206

 

$

1,561,975

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

136,297

 

$

115,821

 

$

91,493

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

 

122,394

 

 

117,508

 

 

111,719

Revolving line of credit

 

 

276,390

 

 

221,010

 

 

195,530

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

61,617

 

 

-

 

 

-

Current portion of deferred rent

 

 

-

 

 

11,364

 

 

11,195

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

3,970

 

 

4,049

 

 

3,485

Total current liabilities

 

 

600,668

 

 

469,752

 

 

413,422

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

1,097,376

 

 

-

 

 

-

Long-term debt

 

 

336,261

 

 

336,435

 

 

288,906

Financing obligations

 

 

9,326

 

 

35,038

 

 

28,303

Deferred rent

 

 

-

 

 

169,339

 

 

162,063

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

3,974

 

 

4,556

 

 

5,278

Total liabilities

 

 

2,047,605

 

 

1,015,120

 

 

897,972

Shareholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock; $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 64,046,808, 63,609,684 and 63,236,161 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

640

 

 

636

 

 

632

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

653,135

 

 

643,677

 

 

637,301

Retained earnings

 

 

189,632

 

 

66,773

 

 

26,070

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

843,407

 

 

711,086

 

 

664,003

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

$

2,891,012

 

$

1,726,206

 

$

1,561,975

 
 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

 

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

342,321

 

$

288,493

 

 

$

648,585

 

$

544,654

 

Cost of sales

 

 

241,923

 

 

191,115

 

 

 

460,136

 

 

362,032

 

Gross profit

 

 

100,398

 

 

97,378

 

 

 

188,449

 

 

182,622

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

76,716

 

 

107,591

 

 

 

153,645

 

 

167,056

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

1,869

 

 

1,615

 

 

 

3,630

 

 

3,194

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

78,585

 

 

109,206

 

 

 

157,275

 

 

170,250

 

Gain on sale-leaseback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

21,813

 

 

(11,828

)

 

 

47,702

 

 

12,372

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

8,235

 

 

6,680

 

 

 

16,004

 

 

12,458

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

13,578

 

 

(18,508

)

 

 

31,698

 

 

(86

)

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

 

3,196

 

 

(8,440

)

 

 

7,433

 

 

(8,379

)

Net income (loss)

 

$

10,382

 

$

(10,068

)

 

$

24,265

 

$

8,293

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.16

 

$

(0.16

)

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.13

 

Diluted

 

$

0.16

 

$

(0.16

)

 

$

0.37

 

$

0.13

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

64,040,467

 

 

62,891,024

 

 

 

63,856,645

 

 

62,329,061

 

Diluted

 

 

64,660,121

 

 

62,891,024

 

 

 

65,264,232

 

 

66,323,662

 

 
 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

 

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

24,265

 

 

$

8,293

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

33,831

 

 

 

25,930

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

1,128

 

 

 

1,024

 

Gain on sale-leaseback

 

 

(16,528

)

 

 

-

 

Amortization of deferred gain on sale-leaseback

 

 

-

 

 

 

(4,130

)

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(1,142

)

 

 

(17,127

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

3,485

 

 

 

46,712

 

Other non-cash losses, net

 

 

956

 

 

 

20

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 

(54,669

)

 

 

(61,632

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(9,672

)

 

 

(1,844

)

Other assets

 

 

(12

)

 

 

(468

)

Accounts payable

 

 

10,081

 

 

 

5,934

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

2,877

 

 

 

8,680

 

Operating lease assets and liabilities

 

 

16,767

 

 

 

-

 

Deferred rent

 

 

-

 

 

 

10,934

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

11,367

 

 

 

22,326

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

 

(141,515

)

 

 

(160,408

)

Net proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

63,808

 

 

 

92,645

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(77,707

)

 

 

(67,763

)

Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments under lines of credit

 

 

(404,670

)

 

 

(306,447

)

Proceeds from lines of credit

 

 

460,050

 

 

 

339,977

 

Payment of debt issuance costs

 

 

(397

)

 

 

-

 

Payments on financing obligations

 

 

(60

)

 

 

(179

)

Proceeds from financing obligations

 

 

9,571

 

 

 

-

 

Payments on long-term debt

 

 

(1,976

)

 

 

(1,658

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

 

5,977

 

 

 

18,119

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

68,495

 

 

 

49,812

 

Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

2,155

 

 

 

4,375

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

 

13,466

 

 

 

8,525

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

 

$

15,621

 

 

$

12,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

 

$

14,449

 

 

$

10,591

 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

$

16,131

 

 

$

8,468

 

Supplemental Information for Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in current liabilities of property and equipment

 

$

11,822

 

 

$

18,706

 

Property and equipment reduction due to sale-leaseback

 

$

-

 

 

$

(59,294

)

Property and equipment additions due to build-to-suit lease transactions

 

$

-

 

 

$

8,660

 

 

Non-GAAP Measures

Certain financial measures presented in this release, such as comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, are not recognized under GAAP.

We present comparable store sales, which is not a recognized financial measure under GAAP, because it allows us to evaluate how our store base is performing by measuring the change in period-over-period net sales in stores that have been open for the applicable period. We present Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP, because we believe they assist investors and analysts in comparing our operating performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance, such as interest, depreciation, amortization, loss on extinguishment of debt, impairment charges and taxes. We present adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding and pro forma adjusted EPS, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP, because we believe investors' understanding of our operating performance is enhanced by the disclosure of selling, general and administrative expenses, operating income, net income and earnings per diluted share adjusted for items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance.

You are encouraged to evaluate each of these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating our non-GAAP measures, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in such presentations. In particular, Store-level Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect costs associated with new store openings, which are incurred on a limited basis with respect to any particular store when opened and are not indicative of ongoing core operating performance, and corporate overhead expenses that are necessary to allow us to effectively operate our stores and generate Store-level Adjusted EBITDA. Our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. There can be no assurance that we will not modify the presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures in the future, and any such modification may be material. In addition, comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in our industry or across different industries.

Comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools and you should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information.

The Company has not presented a quantitative reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP measures adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding and pro forma adjusted EPS to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures because it is impractical to forecast certain items without unreasonable efforts due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence and financial impact of and the periods in which such items may be recognized.

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Supplemental Information - Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

The tables below reconcile the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. Periods prior to the adoption of ASC 842 have been adjusted in the tables below to show the illustrative impact of the accounting standard based on management's estimates for comparability purposes.

Reconciliation of selling, general and administrative expenses as reported to adjusted SG&A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

 

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses, as reported

 

$

76,716

 

 

$

107,591

 

 

$

153,645

 

 

$

167,056

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation related to special one-time IPO bonus grant(a)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,225

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,521

)

Payroll tax expense related to special one-time IPO bonus stock option exercises(b)

 

 

(10

)

 

 

(35

)

 

 

(46

)

 

 

(46

)

Stock-based compensation related to one-time CEO grant(c)

 

 

 

 

 

(41,475

)

 

 

 

 

 

(41,475

)

Merchandising department restructuring(d)

 

 

(870

)

 

 

 

 

 

(870

)

 

 

 

Other(e)

 

 

(474

)

 

 

(657

)

 

 

(1,373

)

 

 

(1,178

)

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses, as reported

 

 

75,362

 

 

 

64,199

 

 

 

151,356

 

 

 

121,836

 

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(f)

 

 

 

 

 

605

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,190

 

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses, as recast

 

$

75,362

 

 

$

64,804

 

 

$

151,356

 

 

$

123,026

 

 

Reconciliation of operating income (loss) as reported to adjusted operating income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

 

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss), as reported

 

$

21,813

 

 

$

(11,828

)

 

$

47,702

 

 

$

12,372

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale-leaseback(g)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(16,528

)

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation related to special one-time IPO bonus grant(a)

 

 

 

 

 

1,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,521

 

Payroll tax expense related to special one-time IPO bonus stock option exercises(b)

 

 

10

 

 

 

35

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

46

 

Stock-based compensation related to one-time CEO grant(c)

 

 

 

 

 

41,475

 

 

 

 

 

 

41,475

 

Merchandising department restructuring(d)

 

 

870

 

 

 

 

 

 

870

 

 

 

 

Other(e)

 

 

474

 

 

 

657

 

 

 

1,373

 

 

 

1,178

 

Adjusted operating income, as reported

 

 

23,167

 

 

 

31,564

 

 

 

33,463

 

 

 

57,592

 

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(f)

 

 

 

 

 

(3,238

)

 

 

 

 

 

(6,077

)

Adjusted operating income, as recast

 

$

23,167

 

 

$

28,326

 

 

$

33,463

 

 

$

51,515

 

Adjusted operating margin, as recast

 

 

6.8

%

 

 

9.8

%

 

 

5.2

%

 

 

9.5

%

 

Reconciliation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding as reported to pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

 

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

64,660,121

 

 

62,891,024

 

 

65,264,232

 

 

66,323,662

Dilutive effect of stock options(h)

 

 

 

 

3,789,341

 

 

 

 

Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

64,660,121

 

 

66,680,365

 

 

65,264,232

 

 

66,323,662

 

Reconciliation of net income (loss) as reported to Adjusted Net Income and pro forma adjusted EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

 

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss), as reported

 

$

10,382

 

 

$

(10,068

)

 

$

24,265

 

 

$

8,293

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale-leaseback(g)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(16,528

)

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation related to special one-time IPO bonus grant(a)

 

 

 

 

 

1,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,521

 

Payroll tax expense related to special one-time IPO bonus stock option exercises(b)

 

 

10

 

 

 

35

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

46

 

Stock-based compensation related to one-time CEO grant(c)

 

 

 

 

 

41,475

 

 

 

 

 

 

41,475

 

Merchandising department restructuring(d)

 

 

870

 

 

 

 

 

 

870

 

 

 

 

Other(e)

 

 

474

 

 

 

657

 

 

 

1,373

 

 

 

1,178

 

Tax impact of adjustments to net income (loss)(i)

 

 

(308

)

 

 

(10,355

)

 

 

3,304

 

 

 

(10,366

)

Tax benefit related to special one-time IPO bonus stock option exercises(j)

 

 

(7

)

 

 

(343

)

 

 

(13

)

 

 

(397

)

Adjusted Net Income, as reported

 

 

11,421

 

 

 

22,626

 

 

 

13,317

 

 

 

42,750

 

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(f)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,038

)

 

 

 

 

 

(3,923

)

Adjusted Net Income, as recast

 

 

11,421

 

 

 

20,588

 

 

 

13,317

 

 

 

38,827

 

Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

64,660,121

 

 

 

66,680,365

 

 

 

65,264,232

 

 

 

66,323,662

 

Pro forma adjusted EPS, as reported

 

 

0.18

 

 

 

0.34

 

 

 

0.20

 

 

 

0.64

 

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(f)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.03

)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.05

)

Pro forma adjusted EPS, as recast

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.20

 

 

$

0.59

 

_____________________________

(a)   Non-cash stock-based compensation expense associated with a special one-time initial public offering bonus grant to certain members of senior management (the "IPO grant"), which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance. The IPO grant was made in addition to the ongoing equity incentive program that we have in place to incentivize, retain and motivate our employees, officers and non-employee directors and was made to reward certain senior executives for historical performance and allow them to benefit from future successful outcomes for certain existing stockholders. 
(b)   Payroll tax expense related to stock option exercises associated with the IPO grant, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance.
(c)    Non-cash stock-based compensation expense associated with the CEO grant, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance. The CEO grant vested and was fully recognized in the second fiscal quarter 2019. 
(d)   Includes certain employee related costs incurred as part of restructuring our merchandising department.
(e)   Other adjustments include amounts our management believes are not representative of our ongoing operations, including charges incurred in connection with the sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders and other transaction costs.
(f)   Represents the necessary adjustments to reflect management's estimates of the impact of the adoption of ASC 842 on fiscal 2019 results, which requires, among other things, a change to the accounting treatment of sale-leaseback transactions and the reclassification of certain of our financing obligations.
(g)   As of January 27, 2019, we fully recognized the gains on sale-leaseback transactions on the condensed consolidated statements of operations in accordance with ASC 842.
(h)   Reflects the dilutive impact of stock options utilizing the treasury stock method with regard to pro forma adjusted net income in the period.
(i)   Represents the income tax impact of the adjusted expenses using the annual effective tax rate excluding discrete items. After giving effect to the adjustments to net income (loss), the adjusted effective tax rate for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 27, 2019 was 23.5% and 23.7%, respectively. The effective tax rate for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 28, 2018 was 9.1% and 5.3%, respectively.
(j)   Represents the income tax benefit related to stock option exercises associated with the IPO grant.
 

Reconciliation of net income (loss) to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

 

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

July 27, 2019

 

July 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss), as reported

 

$

10,382

 

$

(10,068

)

 

$

24,265

 

 

$

8,293

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

8,235

 

 

6,680

 

 

 

16,004

 

 

 

12,458

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

 

3,196

 

 

(8,440

)

 

 

7,433

 

 

 

(8,379

)

Depreciation and amortization(a)

 

 

17,301

 

 

14,474

 

 

 

33,831

 

 

 

25,930

 

EBITDA, as reported

 

 

39,114

 

 

2,646

 

 

 

81,533

 

 

 

38,302

 

Gain on sale-leaseback(b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(16,528

)

 

 

 

Consulting and other professional services(c)

 

 

719

 

 

1,564

 

 

 

2,300

 

 

 

3,912

 

Stock-based compensation expense(d)

 

 

1,637

 

 

1,884

 

 

 

3,485

 

 

 

2,716

 

Stock-based compensation related to special one-time IPO bonus grant(e)

 

 

 

 

1,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,521

 

Stock-based compensation related to one-time CEO grant(f)

 

 

 

 

41,475

 

 

 

 

 

 

41,475

 

Non-cash rent(b)

 

 

4,257

 

 

1,337

 

 

 

8,633

 

 

 

2,994

 

Other(g)

 

 

1,420

 

 

327

 

 

 

1,474

 

 

 

741

 

Adjusted EBITDA, as reported

 

 

47,147

 

 

50,458

 

 

 

80,897

 

 

 

92,661

 

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(h)

 

 

 

 

(1,142

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,058

)

Adjusted EBITDA, as recast

 

 

47,147

 

 

49,316

 

 

 

80,897

 

 

 

90,603

 

Costs associated with new store openings(i)

 

 

7,539

 

 

4,880

 

 

 

14,599

 

 

 

8,618

 

Corporate overhead expenses(j)

 

 

24,086

 

 

22,108

 

 

 

47,983

 

 

 

44,316

 

Less illustrative impact of ASC 842(h)

 

 

 

 

1,142

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,058

 

Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, as reported

 

 

78,772

 

 

77,446

 

 

 

143,479

 

 

 

145,595

 

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(h)

 

 

 

 

(607

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,006

)

Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, as recast

 

$

78,772

 

$

76,839

 

 

$

143,479

 

 

$

144,589

 

_____________________________

(a)   Includes the portion of depreciation and amortization expenses that are classified as cost of sales in our condensed consolidated statements of operations.
(b)   Consists of the non-cash portion of rent, which reflects the extent to which our GAAP straight-line rent expense recognized exceeds or is less than our cash rent payments, partially offset, for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 28, 2018, by the amortization of deferred gains on sale-leaseback transactions that are recognized to rent expense on a straight-line basis through the applicable lease term. The offsetting amounts relating to the amortization of deferred gains on sale-leaseback transactions were $(2.2) million and $(4.1) million, respectively, during the thirteen weeks and twenty-six weeks ended July 28, 2018. As of January 27, 2019, we fully recognized the gains on sale-leaseback transactions on the condensed consolidated statements of operations in accordance with ASC 842. The GAAP straight-line rent expense adjustment can vary depending on the average age of our lease portfolio, which has been impacted by our significant growth. For newer leases, our rent expense recognized typically exceeds our cash rent payments while for more mature leases, rent expense recognized is typically less than our cash rent payments. 
(c)    Primarily consists of (i) consulting and other professional fees with respect to projects to enhance our merchandising and human resource capabilities and other company initiatives; and (ii) charges incurred in connection with the sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders and other transaction costs.
(d)   Non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the ongoing equity incentive program that we have in place to incentivize, retain and motivate our employees, officers and non-employee directors. 
(e)   Non-cash stock-based compensation expense associated with the IPO grant, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance. The IPO grant was made in addition to the ongoing equity incentive program that we have in place to incentivize, retain and motivate our employees, officers and non-employee directors and was made to reward certain senior executives for historical performance and allow them to benefit from future successful outcomes for certain existing stockholders. 
(f)   Non-cash stock-based compensation expense associated with the CEO grant, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance. The CEO grant vested and was fully recognized in the second fiscal quarter 2019.
(g)    Other adjustments include amounts our management believes are not representative of our ongoing operations, including: (i) for each of the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 27, 2019, costs incurred of $1.4 million related to the restructuring of our merchandising department; and (ii) for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 28, 2018, a payroll tax expense related to the exercise of stock options of $0.3 million and $0.6 million, respectively. 
(h)   Represents the necessary adjustments to reflect management's estimates of the impact of the adoption of ASC 842 on fiscal 2019 results, which requires, among other things, a change to the accounting treatment of sale-leaseback transactions and the reclassification of certain of our financing obligations.
(i)    Reflects non-capital expenditures associated with opening new stores, including marketing and advertising, labor and cash occupancy expenses. Costs related to new store openings represent cash costs, and you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are similar to these costs. We anticipate that we will continue to incur cash costs as we open new stores in the future. We opened 13 and nine new stores during the thirteen weeks ended July 27, 2019 and July 28, 2018, respectively, and 24 and 18 new stores during the twenty-six weeks ended July 27, 2019 and July 28, 2018, respectively. 
(j)   Reflects corporate overhead expenses, which are not directly related to the profitability of our stores, to facilitate comparisons of store operating performance as we do not consider these corporate overhead expenses when evaluating the ongoing performance of our stores from period to period. Corporate overhead expenses, which are a component of selling, general and administrative expenses, are comprised of various home office general and administrative expenses such as payroll expenses, occupancy costs, marketing and advertising, and consulting and professional fees. Store-level Adjusted EBITDA should not be used as a substitute for consolidated measures of profitability or performance because it does not reflect corporate overhead expenses that are necessary to allow us to effectively operate our stores and generate Store-level Adjusted EBITDA. We anticipate that we will continue to incur corporate overhead expenses in future periods.

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