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DSW Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
-- Second quarter Reported sales increase 4.5% to $587 million
-- Second quarter Adjusted sales increase 5.2% to $587 million; comparable sales increase 0.8%
-- First six months Reported sales increase 1.9% to $1.19 billion; comparable sales decrease 1.5%
-- Second quarter Reported EPS totals $0.38 per share and Adjusted EPS totals $0.37 per share
-- Full year Adjusted EPS guidance of $1.50 to $1.65 per share, based on flattish comps for the year
-- Board of Directors approves a quarterly dividend of $0.1875 per share

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, announced financial results for the thirteen week period ended August 2, 2014, which compare to the thirteen week period ended August 3, 2013.

Mike MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "In the quarter we accomplished our goal of achieving improvement in the underlying sales trends and eliminating any inventory imbalances. All major categories recorded improved sales performance in the second quarter compared to the first quarter. In addition, we were encouraged by the sequential improvement in sales trends as the quarter progressed. The actions we took to balance inventories created margin pressure but inventories at the end of the quarter were current and below the prior year on a cost per square foot basis.

"We continued to make progress in our omni-channel initiative. The changes we are making are fundamental to the way we serve our customers. They will enable DSW to respond to the rapidly changing customer shopping patterns and maintain our position of strength in the footwear industry," Mr. MacDonald added.

Second Quarter Operating Results

  • Reported sales increased 4.5% to $587 million compared to last year's second quarter sales of $562 million.
  • Adjusted sales increased 5.2% to $587 million compared to last year's second quarter sales of $558 million, which excluded sales from the Company's luxury test. For the thirteen week period ended August 2, 2014, comparable sales increased by 0.8%. This follows an increase of 4.4% during the thirteen week period ended August 3, 2013.
  • Reported net income was $34.3 million, or $0.38 per diluted share on 91 million weighted average shares outstanding, which includes an after-tax gain related to income for RVI. This compares to Reported net income in the second quarter of 2013 of $33.7 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, which included a net after-tax loss of $1.5 million, or $0.02 per share, from our luxury test, and a net charge of $9.3 million, or $0.10 per share, from the termination of the pension plan assumed in conjunction with the RVI merger.
  • Adjusted net income was $33.6 million, or $0.37 per diluted share on 91 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares to net income, adjusted for the results of our luxury test and legacy charges from RVI, for the same period last year of $44.6 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, on 92 million weighted average shares outstanding.

Six Months Ended August 2, 2014 Operating Results

  • Reported sales increased 1.9% to $1.19 billion compared to last year's sales of $1.16 billion.
  • Adjusted sales increased 2.7% to $1.19 billion compared to last year's sales of $1.15 billion, which excluded sales from the Company's luxury test.
  • For the twenty-six week period ended August 2, 2014, comparable sales decreased by 1.5%. This follows an increase of 0.8% during the twenty-six week period ended August 3, 2013.
  • Reported net income was $73.0 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, on 92 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares to Reported net income in the same period last year of $68.2 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, which included a net after-tax loss of $12.9 million, or $0.14 per share, from our luxury test, and a net after-tax charge of $9.3 million, or $0.10 per share, from the termination of the pension plan assumed in conjunction with the RVI merger.
  • Adjusted net income was $72.2 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, on 92 million weighted average shares outstanding. This also compares to net income, adjusted for the net loss from our luxury test and legacy charges from RVI, for the same period last year of $90.4 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, on 92 million weighted shares outstanding.

Second Quarter Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Cash, short term and long term investments totaled $465 million at quarter end compared to $500 million at the end of the second quarter last year.
  • Inventories were at $415 million compared to $405 million during the second quarter last year. On a cost per square foot basis, DSW segment inventories decreased by 3.3% at the end of quarter, excluding inventory for our luxury test last year.
  • The Company repurchased approximately 2 million shares for $55 million under its $100 million authorized share buyback plan, with $43 million of its current authorization remaining.

Regular Dividend
On August 19, 2014, DSW's Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.1875 per share. The dividend will be paid on September 30, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 19, 2014.

Fiscal 2014 Annual Outlook
For the fifty-two week fiscal year ending January 31, 2015, the Company expects Adjusted earnings per share to range from $1.50 to $1.65 per share. This assumes flattish comps and total revenue growth in the mid single digit range. This guidance includes omni-channel related expenses of $10 million, or approximately $0.07 per share, a tax rate of 39% and diluted shares outstanding of 91 million.

Webcast and Conference Call
To hear the Company's live earnings conference call, log on to http://dswinc.investorroom.com today at 8:30 AM Eastern, or call 1-888-317-6003 in the U.S. or 412-317-6061 outside the U.S (conference number 4655137) approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. A telephone replay of this call will be available until 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on September 5, 2014 and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 in the U.S. or 1-412-317-0088 outside the U.S. (conference number 10051255). An audio replay of the conference call, as well as additional financial information, will also be available at http://dswinc.investorroom.com.

About DSW Inc.
DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. As of August 26, 2014, DSW operates 410 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and operates an e-commerce site, http://www.dsw.com, and a mobile website, http://m.dsw.com. DSW also supplies footwear to 362 leased locations in the United States and operates two Yellow Box stores under the Affiliated Business Group. For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit http://www.dswinc.com. Follow DSW on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DSWShoeLovers and "like" DSW on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DSW.

 

 

DSW INC.

Q2 2014 SEGMENT RESULTS

 

Net sales by reportable segment

 

Thirteen weeks ended

 

Twenty-six weeks ended

 

August 2,
2014

 

August 3,
2013

 

% change

 

August 2,
2014

 

August 3,
2013

 

% change

 

(in thousands)

       

(in thousands)

     
                                   

DSW

$

553,814

   

$

530,921

   

4.3

%

 

$

1,112,680

   

$

1,093,845

   

1.7

%

Affiliated Business Group

33,282

   

31,142

   

6.9

%

 

73,363

   

69,580

   

5.4

%

Total DSW Inc.

$

587,096

   

$

562,063

   

4.5

%

 

$

1,186,043

   

$

1,163,425

   

1.9

%

Less: Luxury test sales

   

3,822

         

   

9,077

       

Total Adjusted DSW Inc. sales

$

587,096

   

$

558,241

   

5.2

%

 

$

1,186,043

   

$

1,154,348

   

2.7

%

 

 

Comparable sales change by reportable segment (excludes luxury)

 

Thirteen weeks ended

 

Twenty-six weeks ended

 


August 2, 2014

 

August 3, 2013

 

August 2, 2014

 

August 3, 2013

DSW

0.8%

 

4.4%

 

(1.7)%

 

0.8%

Affiliated Business Group

2.5%

 

4.3%

 

1.6%

 

0.9%

Total DSW Inc.

0.8%

 

4.4%

 

(1.5)%

 

0.8%

 

 

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Any statements in this release that are not historical facts, including the statements made in our "Fiscal 2014 Annual Outlook," are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the Company's current expectations and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: our success in opening and operating new stores on a timely and profitable basis; our success in executing our omni-channel initiative; maintaining strong relationships with our vendors; our ability to anticipate and respond to fashion trends; disruption of our distribution and fulfillment operations; continuation of supply agreements and the financial condition of our affiliated business partners; fluctuation of our comparable sales and quarterly financial performance; risks related to our information systems and data; failure to retain our key executives or attract qualified new personnel; our competitiveness with respect to style, price, brand availability and customer service; our reliance on our "DSW Rewards" program to drive traffic, sales and customer loyalty; uncertain general economic conditions; our reliance on foreign sources for merchandise and risks inherent to international trade; risks related to our electronic processing of sensitive and confidential customer and associate data; risks related to leases of our properties; risks related to the realization of benefits related to our acquisition of an equity interest in Town Shoes, a leading branded shoe retailer in Canada; foreign currency exchange risk; risks related to our cash and investments; and the realization of risks related to the merger with Retail Ventures, Inc., including risks related to pre-merger RVI guarantees of certain Filene's Basement leases. Additional factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations are described in the Company's latest annual or quarterly report, as filed with the SEC. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the time when made. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise the forward-looking statements included in this press release to reflect any future events or circumstances.

 

 

DSW INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
 

August 2, 2014

 

February 1, 2014

 

August 3, 2013

Assets

               

Cash and equivalents

$

87,406

   

$

112,021

   

$

68,929

 

Short-term investments

151,647

   

224,098

   

200,238

 

Accounts receivable, net

27,868

   

26,646

   

21,742

 

Inventories

414,988

   

397,768

   

404,512

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

52,515

   

34,101

   

39,116

 

Deferred income taxes

22,331

   

18,130

   

42,368

 

Total current assets

756,755

   

812,764

   

776,905

 
                 

Property and equipment, net

331,269

   

318,620

   

310,374

 

Long-term investments

225,972

   

243,188

   

230,599

 

Goodwill

25,899

   

25,899

   

25,899

 

Deferred income taxes

12,466

   

11,587

   

14,366

 

Investment in Town Shoes

24,788

   

   

 

Note receivable from Town Shoes

47,755

   

   

 

Other assets

8,863

   

9,186

   

8,030

 

Total assets

$

1,433,767

   

$

1,421,244

   

$

1,366,173

 
                 

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

               

Accounts payable

$

192,999

   

$

168,705

   

$

176,625

 

Accrued expenses

107,123

   

115,697

   

127,151

 

Total current liabilities

300,122

   

284,402

   

303,776

 
                 

Non-current liabilities

142,479

   

138,298

   

131,657

 

Total shareholders' equity

991,166

   

998,544

   

930,740

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,433,767

   

$

1,421,244

   

$

1,366,173

 

 

 

DSW INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Thirteen weeks ended

 

Twenty-six weeks ended

   

August 2, 2014

 

August 3, 2013

 

August 2, 2014

 

August 3, 2013

Net sales

 

$

587,096

   

$

562,063

   

$

1,186,043

   

$

1,163,425

 

Cost of sales

 

(415,192)

   

(378,621)

   

(826,134)

   

(796,986)

 

Gross profit

 

171,904

   

183,442

   

359,909

   

366,439

 

Operating expenses

 

(118,594)

   

(129,461)

   

(245,348)

   

(258,172)

 

Operating profit

 

53,310

   

53,981

   

114,561

   

108,267

 

Interest income, net

 

635

   

481

   

1,593

   

821

 

Income before income taxes and income from Town Shoes

 

53,945

   

54,462

   

116,154

   

109,088

 

Income tax provision

 

(20,824)

   

(20,742)

   

(44,394)

   

(40,853)

 

Income from Town Shoes

 

849

   

   

849

   

 

Income from continuing operations

 

33,970

   

33,720

   

72,609

   

68,235

 

Total income from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

358

   

   

358

   

 

Net income

 

$

34,328

   

$

33,720

   

$

72,967

   

$

68,235

 
                         

Diluted shares used in per share calculations:

 

91,126

   

91,796

   

91,618

   

91,678

 
                         

Diluted earnings per share:

                       

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

 

$

0.37

   

$

0.37

   

$

0.79

   

$

0.74

 

Diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations

 

0.00

   

   

0.00

   

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.38

   

$

0.37

   

$

0.80

   

$

0.74

 

 

 

DSW INC.

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED RESULTS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

For thirteen weeks and twenty six weeks ended August 2, 2014, the table below presents the adjustments to reported results:

 
 

Thirteen weeks ended
August 2, 2014

 

Twenty-six weeks ended
August 2, 2014

 

Net income

   

Diluted earnings per share

 

Net income

   

Diluted earnings per share

Reported Measure

$

34,328

     

$

0.38

   

$

72,967

     

$

0.80

 
                           

Less: RVI operating expenses

                         

RVI operating expenses, net of tax

377

 

(1)

 

0.00

   

377

 

(1)

 

0.00

 

Total income from discontinued operations, net of tax

358

 

(1)

 

0.00

   

358

 

(1)

 

0.00

 
                           

Adjusted Measure

$

33,593

     

$

0.37

   

$

72,232

     

$

0.79

 

(1) The adjustments for the current period relate to RVI's recovery from the Filene's Basement debtors' estates.

 

 

The table below presents the adjustments for the prior period:

 
 

Thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2013

 

Net sales

 

Cost of Sales

 

Gross profit

 

Operating expenses

 

Net income

 

Diluted earnings per share

Reported Measure

$

562,063

   

$

(378,621)

   

$

183,442

   

$

(129,461)

   

$

33,720

   

$

0.37

 
                                   

Less: luxury test

Net sales

3,822

                               

Cost of sales

     

(5,733)

                         

Gross profit (loss), including
valuation reserves on remaining
inventory & operating expenses

           

(1,911)

   

(554)

   

(1,532)

   

(0.02)

 
                                   

Less: RVI pension and other RVI related expenses

                 

(14,741)

   

(9,309)

   

(0.10)

 
                                   

Adjusted Measure

$

558,241

   

$

(372,888)

   

$

185,353

   

$

(114,166)

   

$

44,561

   

$

0.49

 
                                   

 

 

 

Twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2013

 

Net sales

 

Cost of Sales

 

Gross profit

 

Operating expenses

 

Net income

 

Diluted earnings per share

Reported Measure

$

1,163,425

   

$

(796,986)

   

$

366,439

   

$

(258,172)

   

$

68,235

   

$

0.74

 
                                   

Less: luxury test

Net sales

9,077

                               

Cost of sales

     

(27,495)

                         

Gross profit (loss), including
valuation reserves on remaining
inventory & operating expenses

           

(18,418)

   

(2,442)

   

(12,887)

   

(0.14)

 
                                   

Less: RVI pension and other RVI related expenses

                 

(14,741)

   

(9,309)

   

(0.10)

 
                                   

Adjusted Measure

$

1,154,348

   

$

(769,491)

   

$

384,857

   

$

(240,989)

   

$

90,431

   

$

0.99

 
                                   

 

 

Non-GAAP Measures
The unaudited reconciliation of adjusted results should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). These financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The company believes that this non-GAAP information is useful as an additional means for investors to evaluate the company's operating performance, when reviewed in conjunction with the company's GAAP statements. These amounts are not determined in accordance with GAAP and therefore, should not be used exclusively in evaluating the company's business and operations.

 

SOURCE DSW Inc.

For further information: For further information: Christina Cheng, CFA (855) 893-5691, Senior Director of Investor Relations

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