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DSW Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
- Second quarter sales increased 3.3% to $680.4 million; comparable sales increased 0.6%
- First six months sales increased 2.3% to $1.4 billion; comparable sales decreased 1.3%
- Including $0.03 per diluted share related to the Ebuys acquisition, restructuring costs and foreign exchange loss, second quarter Reported EPS of $0.35 per diluted share
- Second quarter Adjusted EPS of $0.38 per diluted share compared to $0.35 last year
- Board of Directors approve a new $500 million share repurchase authorization
- Board of Directors declare quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, announced financial results for the three months ended July 29, 2017, compared to the three months ended July 30, 2016.

Roger Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer stated, "We were pleased to report our first positive comp quarter since 2015. This resulted in a healthy increase in regular priced sales and improvements across all selling metrics. With our mission to inspire self-expression, these results demonstrate how our strategic direction is resonating with the DSW customer."

"We are deepening our customer connection with unique product and meaningful experiences that will define Designer Shoe Warehouse as the trusted authority for all things footwear. The current retail consolidation provides significant opportunity to acquire market share, and in the next 12 months, we will unveil several exciting new initiatives that will inspire emotional loyalty with the DSW brand. At the same time, we are building the infrastructure to mobilize inventory across all of our brands and enable us to better serve our customers. We are confident these initiatives will grow sales, cash flow and profitability long-term," Mr. Rawlins concluded.

Second Quarter Operating Results

  • Sales increased 3.3% to $680.4 million.
  • Comparable sales increased 0.6% compared to last year's 1.2% decrease.
  • Reported gross profit increased by 50 bps, driven by lower markdowns and favorable sourcing, partially offset by inventory reserves and distribution costs related to the ongoing integration of Ebuys.
  • Reported operating expenses as a percent of sales improved by 10 bps, with higher selling and technology expenses offset by lower overhead costs.
  • Reported net income was $28.6 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, including pre-tax charges totaling $3.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, related to the acquisition of Ebuys, restructuring costs and foreign exchange loss.
  • Adjusted net income was $30.6 million, or $0.38 per diluted share.

Six Months Ended July 29, 2017 Operating Results

  • Sales increased 2.3% to $1.4 billion.
  • Comparable sales decreased 1.3% compared to last year's 1.4% decrease.
  • Reported gross profit decreased by 60 bps, driven by incremental clearance activity and inventory reserves and distribution costs related to the ongoing integration of Ebuys.
  • Reported operating expenses as a percent of sales improved by 30 bps due to tighter expense management.
  • Reported net income was $51.6 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, including pre-tax charges totaling $7.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, related to the acquisition of Ebuys, restructuring costs and foreign exchange loss.
  • Adjusted net income was $56.3 million, or $0.70 per diluted share.

Second Quarter Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Cash and investments totaled $271 million compared to $244 million in the second quarter last year.
  • The Board of Directors approved a new $500 million share repurchase authorization, in addition to the Company's remaining $33 million in its current authorization. Since 2013, the Company has returned to shareholders close to $600 million in dividends and share repurchases.
  • Inventories were $527 million compared to $556 million for the same period last year. Excluding Ebuys and Gordmans, inventories decreased 10% on a cost per square foot basis.

Regular Dividend 
DSW Inc.'s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be paid on September 29, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 19, 2017.

Fiscal 2017 Annual Outlook 
The Company reiterated its full year outlook for adjusted earnings in the range of $1.45 to $1.55 per diluted share.

Webcast and Conference Call 
The Company is hosting a conference call today at 8:30 am Eastern Time. The conference will be broadcast live over the internet and can be accessed at http://dswinc.investorroom.com. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archived version will be available at the same location until August 29, 2017. The teleconference will be available on replay and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 and entering passcode 10111383.

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 22, 2017, DSW operates 511 stores in 43 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 350 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.

SEGMENT RESULTS

(unaudited)


Net sales by segment


Three months ended


Six months ended


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016


% change


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016


% change


(dollars in thousands)

DSW segment

$

628,379



$

603,927



4.0%



$

1,253,166



$

1,226,959



2.1%


ABG segment

31,330



35,446



(11.6)%



75,318



78,585



(4.2)%


Other

20,700



19,571



5.8%



43,027



34,667



24.1%


DSW Inc.

$

680,409



$

658,944



3.3%



$

1,371,511



$

1,340,211



2.3%


 

Comparable sales change by reportable segment


Three months ended


Six months ended


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016

DSW segment

0.6%


(1.2)%


(1.3)%


(1.3)%

ABG segment

(0.1)%


(1.0)%


(1.0)%


(2.3)%

DSW Inc.

0.6%


(1.2)%


(1.3)%


(1.4)%

 

Stores and square footage data


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016

DSW stores open, end of period

510



480


ABG stores open, end of period

349



385


DSW stores total square footage (in thousands)

10,483



9,978


 

Reported gross profit by segment


Three months ended


Six months ended


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016

DSW segment merchandise margin

44.1

%


43.1

%


43.5

%


43.5

%

Store occupancy expense

(11.4)



(11.5)



(11.2)



(11.2)


Distribution and fulfillment expenses

(2.1)



(2.1)



(2.2)



(2.2)


DSW segment gross profit

30.6

%


29.5

%


30.1

%


30.1

%

ABG segment merchandise margin

42.3

%


41.7

%


44.3

%


44.3

%

Store occupancy expense

(20.6)



(20.2)



(20.7)



(20.3)


Distribution and fulfillment expenses

(1.1)



(1.1)



(1.1)



(1.1)


ABG segment gross profit

20.6

%


20.4

%


22.5

%


22.9

%

Other segment merchandise margin

19.8

%


34.0

%


25.1

%


34.2

%

Marketplace fees

(11.2)



(12.0)



(11.8)



(11.5)


Fulfillment expenses

(18.3)



(13.0)



(17.8)



(11.5)


Other segment gross profit(1)

(9.7)

%


9.0

%


(4.5)

%


11.2

%

Total Company gross profit

28.9

%


28.4

%


28.6

%


29.2

%


(1)   Other segment gross profit for the three and six months ended July 30, 2016 includes $0.5 million and $0.7 million,
        respectively, related to the step-up of the value of Ebuys' inventory.

 

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 2017 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 growing our store base and digital demand; our ability to protect our reputation; maintaining strong relationships with our vendors; our ability to anticipate and respond to fashion trends, consumer preferences and changing customer expectations; risks related to the loss or disruption of our distribution and/or fulfillment operations; continuation of agreements with and our reliance on the financial condition of our affiliated business and international partners; our ability to successfully integrate Ebuys, Inc.; fluctuation of our comparable sales and quarterly financial performance; risks related to the loss or disruption of our information systems and data; our ability to prevent breaches of our information security and the compromise of sensitive and confidential 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 leases of our properties; risks related to prior and current acquisitions; risks related to future legislation, regulatory reform or policy changes; foreign currency exchange risk; and risks related to holdings of cash and investments and access to liquidity. 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 Securities and Exchange Commission. 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

(unaudited and in thousands)



July 29, 2017


January 28, 2017


July 30, 2016

Assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

89,305



$

110,657



$

62,324


Short-term investments

182,062



98,530



103,467


Accounts receivable, net

17,742



19,006



18,929


Inventories

527,305



499,995



556,183


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

38,472



31,078



30,052


Total current assets

854,886



759,266



770,955


Property and equipment, net

364,552



375,251



379,643


Long-term investments



77,904



77,901


Goodwill

79,689



79,689



81,043


Deferred income taxes

18,765



14,934



20,690


Equity investment in Town Shoes

10,350



15,830



17,261


Note receivable from Town Shoes

60,094



53,121



50,200


Intangible assets

33,065



35,108



39,316


Other assets

18,144



17,373



21,966


Total assets

$

1,439,545



$

1,428,476



$

1,458,975


Liabilities and shareholders' equity






Accounts payable

$

165,377



$

186,271



$

199,240


Accrued expenses

121,934



130,334



115,192


Total current liabilities

287,311



316,605



314,432


Non-current liabilities

178,955



174,383



203,173


Total shareholders' equity

973,279



937,488



941,370


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,439,545



$

1,428,476



$

1,458,975


 

 

DSW INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three months ended


Six months ended


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016

Net sales

$

680,409



$

658,944



$

1,371,511



$

1,340,211


Cost of sales

(483,437)



(472,083)



(979,310)



(948,993)


Operating expenses

(149,057)



(145,088)



(302,321)



(299,284)


Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability

(1,168)



(2,166)



(2,252)



(3,611)


Operating profit

46,747



39,607



87,628



88,323


Interest income, net

661



623



1,222



1,144


Non-operating income (expense)

(679)



100



(2,183)



264


Income before income taxes and income (loss) from Town
Shoes

46,729



40,330



86,667



89,731


Income tax provision

(18,349)



(15,716)



(34,014)



(34,794)


Income (loss) from Town Shoes

219



418



(1,087)



109


Net income

$

28,599



$

25,032



$

51,566



$

55,046


Diluted earnings per share

$

0.35



$

0.30



$

0.64



$

0.67


Weighted average diluted shares

80,714



82,655



80,729



82,691


 

 

DSW INC.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three months ended


Six months ended


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016

Reported net income

$

28,599



$

25,032



$

51,566



$

55,046


Adjustments:








Inventory step-up costs(1)



532





692


Transaction costs(2)



127





2,284


Amortization of intangible assets(2)

1,018



1,098



2,036



1,831


Restructuring expenses(3)

292



2,727



829



2,727


Change in fair value of contingent consideration

liability(4)

1,168



2,167



2,252



3,611


Foreign currency loss(5)

699





2,161




Total adjustments, pre-tax

3,177



6,651



7,278



11,145


Tax effect of adjustments

(1,138)



(2,589)



(2,542)



(4,339)


Total adjustments, after tax

2,039



4,062



4,736



6,806


Adjusted net income

$

30,638



$

29,094



$

56,302



$

61,852


Reported diluted earnings per share

$

0.35



$

0.30



$

0.64



$

0.67


Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.38



$

0.35



$

0.70



$

0.75



(1)  Related to the step-up of the value of Ebuys' inventory, which is recorded in gross profit.


(2)   Related to costs associated with the acquisition of Ebuys and the amortization expense associated with $38.7 million of acquired intangibles, 
       which are recorded within operating expenses.


(3)   Related to the Company's expense management initiative as recorded within operating expenses.


(4)   The Company agreed to pay additional amounts to Ebuys contingent upon achievement of certain negotiated goals. The Company has
        recognized a liability for this contingent consideration based on the estimated fair value at the date of acquisition with any differences
        between the acquisition-date fair value and the ultimate settlement of the obligations recognized as an adjustment to income from
        operations.


(5)   Related to foreign exchange loss on Canadian dollar investments related to the funding of our upcoming Town Shoes acquisition.

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to earnings per share and net income determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), for purposes of evaluating operating performance, the Company uses adjusted earnings per share and net income, which adjust for the effects of acquisition costs and the amortization expense of acquired intangible assets related to the Ebuys acquisition, restructuring costs related to the Company's expense management initiative, as well as foreign currency loss on Canadian dollar investments. The unaudited reconciliation of adjusted results should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results determined in accordance with 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: Christina Cheng, 1-855-893-5691, investorrelations@dswinc.com

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