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DSW Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results
- Fourth quarter sales increase 5.0% to $672 million; comparable sales increase 0.7%
- Fourth quarter EPS of $0.14 per diluted share
- Full year sales increase 5.0% to $2.6 billion; comparable sales increase 0.8%
- Full year EPS of $1.54 per diluted share
- Management expects fiscal 2016 earnings of $1.54 to $1.64 per diluted share, excluding the impact from purchase price accounting, transaction costs and fair market value accounting related to the acquisition of Ebuys, Inc.
- Returned close to $250 million to shareholders in 2015 through share repurchases and dividends, including $116.5 million in share repurchases during the fourth quarter
- Board of Directors declare quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, announced financial results for the thirteen week and fifty-two week periods ended January 30, 2016, which compare to the thirteen week and fifty-two week periods ended January 31, 2015.

Roger Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer stated, "During the fourth quarter, we acted quickly to drive sales and gain market share, in the face of a challenging retail environment. While these actions negatively impacted operating margin in the near term, we believe they were the right steps to expand our customer base and exit the year with a clean inventory position. In 2016, we will move decisively to improve our execution, intensify our focus on delivering value to our customers and drive additional growth by entering new categories, markets and digital channels. We recognize there is much more we need to accomplish and we are committed to returning DSW to sustainable and profitable growth while delivering strong shareholder returns."

The Company achieved several important milestones in 2015:

  • Opened 40 new DSW stores in the United States;
  • Expanded DSW's presence in Canada with the opening of 11 new DSW locations by Town Shoes;
  • Grew digital demand by 22% in the full year, aided by the roll-out of Buy Online Pick-Up In Store and Buy Online Ship to Store;
  • Re-platformed DSW.com with significant enhancements to search engine optimization and new personalization capabilities;
  • Returned close to $250 million to shareholders, including $69.7 million in dividends and $179.6 million in share repurchases, with $83.5 million remaining under existing share repurchase authorization.

Fourth Quarter Operating Results

  • Sales increased 5.0% to $672 million.
  • Comparable sales increased 0.7%.
  • Gross profit decreased 300 bps due to higher promotions.
  • Net income was $11.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share.

Full Year Operating Results

  • Sales increased 5.0% to $2.6 billion.
  • Comparable sales increased 0.8%.
  • Gross profit declined 90 bps.
  • Net income was $136.0 million, or $1.54 per diluted share.

Fourth Quarter Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Cash, short term and long term investments totaled $330 million compared to $447 million in the fourth quarter last year.
  • On a cost per square foot basis, DSW inventories increased by 1.5% at the end of quarter. Excluding pre-buys, inventory cost per square foot increased by 0.9%.

Regular Dividend

DSW Inc.'s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be paid on April 15, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 1, 2016.

Fiscal 2016 Annual Outlook

For the full year ending January 28, 2017, the Company expects revenue growth of 8% to 10%, with comparable sales growth in the 1% to 2% range. The Company expects to open 34 stores and close 2 stores.

On March 4, 2016, the Company completed the previously announced acquisition of Ebuys, Inc., a leading e-commerce off price footwear and accessories retailer operating in digital marketplaces in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The initial purchase payment of $61 million was funded using cash on hand. In fiscal 2016, Ebuys, Inc. is expected to contribute approximately $100 million in sales.

Assuming a tax rate of 39% and 83 million shares outstanding, full year adjusted earnings per share is expected to range between $1.54 to $1.64 per diluted share, including $0.04 to $0.06 per share from Ebuys, Inc. Guidance does not include the impact of purchase price accounting, transaction costs and fair market value accounting for deferred contingent consideration of approximately $0.10 to $0.12 per diluted share.

Webcast and Conference Call

To hear the Company's live earnings conference call, log on to http://www.dswinc.com/ today at 8:30 AM Eastern, or call 1-888-317-6003 in the U.S. or 1-412-317-6061 outside the U.S. (passcode: 1241477) approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. A telephone replay of this call will be available until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 29, 2016 and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 in the U.S. or 1-412-317-0088 outside the U.S. and (passcode: 10081167) or online at http://www.dswinc.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 March 15, 2016, DSW operates 470 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 384 leased locations in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group. DSW also owns Ebuys, Inc., a leading off price footwear and accessories retailer operating in digital marketplaces in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit http://www.dswinc.com. Follow DSW on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DSWShoeLovers and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DSW.

 

DSW INC.

Q4 2015 SEGMENT RESULTS

   
 

Net sales by reportable segment

 

Thirteen weeks ended

     

Fifty-two weeks ended

   
 

January 30, 2016

 

January 31, 2015

 

% change

 

January 30,
2016

 

January 31,
2015

 

% change

 

(in thousands)

     

(in thousands)

   
                       

DSW segment

$

636,535

   

$

607,010

   

4.9

%

 

$

2,470,107

   

$

2,352,464

   

5.0

%

ABG segment

35,501

   

33,167

   

7.0

%

 

150,141

   

143,628

   

4.5

%

DSW Inc.

$

672,036

   

$

640,177

   

5.0

%

 

$

2,620,248

   

$

2,496,092

   

5.0

%

 

 

Comparable sales change by reportable segment

 

Fiscal quarter ended

 

Fiscal year ended

 

January 30, 2016

 

January 31, 2015

 

January 30, 2016

 

January 31, 2015

DSW segment

0.5%

 

7.8%

 

0.8%

 

1.8%

ABG segment

4.1%

 

3.3%

 

1.7%

 

1.6%

DSW Inc.

0.7%

 

7.6%

 

0.8%

 

1.8%

 

 

Gross Profit by Reportable Segment

 

Fifty-two weeks ended

 

January 30, 2016

 

January 31, 2015

DSW segment

30.0

%

 

30.9

%

ABG segment

18.6

%

 

19.8

%

DSW Inc.

29.3

%

 

30.2

%

 

 

Stores and square footage data

 

As of

 

January 30, 2016

 

January 31, 2015

DSW stores open, end of period

468

 

431

DSW total square footage (in thousands)

9,805

 

9,277

 

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 2016 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; maintaining strong relationships with our vendors; our ability to anticipate and respond to fashion trends; our success in meeting customer expectations; disruption of our distribution and/or 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 and marketing 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 handling of sensitive and confidential data; risks related to leases of our properties; risks related to prior and current acquisitions; foreign currency exchange risk; and risks related to our cash and investments. 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)

       
 

     As of

 

     As of

 

January 30, 2016

 

January 31, 2015

Assets

     

Cash and equivalents

$

32,495

   

$

59,171

 

Short-term investments

226,027

   

171,201

 

Accounts receivable, net

15,464

   

24,407

 

Inventories

484,236

   

450,836

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

37,446

   

43,108

 

Total current assets

795,668

   

748,723

 
       

Property and equipment, net

374,241

   

337,903

 

Long-term investments

71,953

   

216,756

 

Goodwill

25,899

   

25,899

 

Deferred income taxes

21,815

   

31,079

 

Investment in Town Shoes

21,188

   

25,887

 

Note receivable from Town Shoes

44,170

   

43,304

 

Other assets

14,175

   

8,692

 

Total assets

$

1,369,109

   

$

1,438,243

 
       

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

     

Accounts payable

$

215,626

   

$

170,610

 

Accrued expenses

107,800

   

113,180

 

Total current liabilities

323,426

   

283,790

 
       

Non-current liabilities

140,759

   

143,333

 

Total shareholders' equity

904,924

   

1,011,120

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,369,109

   

$

1,438,243

 

 

 

DSW INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Thirteen weeks ended

 

Fifty-two weeks ended

   

January 30,
2016

 

January 31,
2015

 

January 30,
2016

 

January 31,
2015

Net sales

 

$

672,036

   

$

640,177

   

$

2,620,248

   

$

2,496,092

 

Cost of sales

 

(506,993)

   

(463,622)

   

(1,851,879)

   

(1,741,071)

 

Gross profit

 

165,043

   

176,555

   

768,369

   

755,021

 

Operating expenses

 

(147,974)

   

(128,480)

   

(554,818)

   

(512,536)

 

Operating profit

 

17,069

   

48,075

   

213,551

   

242,485

 

Interest income, net

 

838

   

734

   

3,462

   

3,121

 

Non-operating (expense) income

 

(20)

   

   

3,178

   

 

Income from continuing operations before income taxes
and income (loss) from Town Shoes of Canada

 

17,887

   

48,809

   

220,191

   

245,606

 

Income tax provision

 

(6,649)

   

(19,860)

   

(83,806)

   

(96,392)

 

Income (loss) from Town Shoes

 

525

   

1,915

   

(351)

   

3,813

 

Income from continuing operations

 

11,763

   

30,864

   

136,034

   

153,027

 

Total (loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

   

(86)

   

   

272

 

Net income

 

$

11,763

   

$

30,778

   

$

136,034

   

$

153,299

 
                 

Diluted shares used in per share calculations:

 

86,235

   

89,415

   

88,501

   

90,612

 
                 

Diluted earnings per share:

               

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

 

$

0.14

   

$

0.35

   

$

1.54

   

$

1.69

 

Diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations

 

$

   

$

0.00

   

$

   

$

0.00

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.14

   

$

0.34

   

$

1.54

   

$

1.69

 

 

 

SOURCE DSW Inc.

For further information: Christina Cheng, 1-855-893-5691, investorrelations@dswinc.com

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