BBBY
$43.50
Bed Bath & Beyond
$.07
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter August 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:15:00 PM
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Summary

Bed Bath & Beyond Misses

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) reported 2nd Quarter August 2016 earnings of $1.11 per share on revenue of $3.0 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.17 per share on revenue of $3.1 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.19 per share. Revenue fell 0.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it continues to expect fiscal 2017 earnings of $4.50 to $5.00 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $4.86 per share for the year ending February 28, 2017.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc operates a chain of retail stores. It operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Harmon and Harmon Face Values, buybuy BABY & World Market or Cost Plus World Market.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.11
Earnings Whisper
$1.19
Consensus Estimate
$1.17
Reported Revenue
$2.99 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$3.06 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Reports Results For Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 ended August 27, 2016.

Second Quarter Results

For the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported net earnings of $1.11 per diluted share ($167.3 million) compared with $1.21 per diluted share ($201.7 million) for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were approximately $2.988 billion, a decrease of approximately 0.2% from net sales of approximately $2.995 billion reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. Comparable sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased by approximately 1.2%, compared with an increase of approximately 0.7% in last year’s fiscal second quarter. Comparable sales from customer-facing digital channels grew in excess of 20% while comparable sales from stores declined in the low single-digit percentage range during the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

Capital Allocation

The Company’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.125 per share, to be paid on January 17, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 16, 2016.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company repurchased approximately $121 million of its common stock, representing approximately 2.7 million shares, under its existing $2.5 billion share repurchase program. As of August 27, 2016, the program had a remaining balance of approximately $2.0 billion, and is expected to be completed in the latter half of fiscal 2019 or in fiscal 2020.

Fiscal 2016 Outlook

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s conference call with analysts and investors will be held today at 5:00 pm (ET). During this call, the Company plans to review its fiscal 2016 financial planning assumptions.

Based on these planning assumptions, which reflect actual results through the fiscal second quarter, the slight dilution anticipated from the Company’s purchase of One Kings Lane, Inc., and current business trends, the Company continues to model its fiscal 2016 net earnings per diluted share to be within the $4.50 to just over $5.00 range that it has earned over the past several years, during a heavy investment phase. This is the range of net earnings per diluted share that the Company described in its two previous earnings press releases.

The Company’s fiscal 2016 second quarter conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-888-771-4371, or if international, 847-585-4405, using conference ID number 43322661. The replay of the call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-843-7419, using conference ID number 43322661. The call and replay can also be accessed via audio webcast on the investor relations section of our website at www.bedbathandbeyond.com.

About the Company

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") is a retailer selling a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings which operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, Harmon or Harmon Face Values, buybuy BABY and World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus. Customers can purchase products from the Company either in-store, online, with a mobile device or through a contact center. The Company generally has the ability to have customer purchases picked up in-store or shipped direct to the customer from the Company’s distribution facilities, stores or vendors. In addition, the Company operates Of a Kind, an e-commerce website that features specially commissioned, limited edition items from emerging fashion and home designers, and One Kings Lane, an authority in home d?cor and design offering a unique collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items. The Company also operates Linen Holdings, a provider of a variety of textile products, amenities and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, healthcare and other industries. Additionally, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.

The Company operates websites at bedbathandbeyond.com, bedbathandbeyond.ca, worldmarket.com, buybuybaby.com, buybuybaby.ca, christmastreeshops.com, harmondiscount.com, ofakind.com, onekingslane.com, harborlinen.com and t-ygroup.com. As of August 27, 2016, the Company had a total of 1,539 stores, including 1,024 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, 278 stores under the names of World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus, 107 buybuy BABY stores, 79 stores under the names Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, and 51 stores under the names Harmon or Harmon Face Values. During the fiscal second quarter, the Company opened three Bed Bath & Beyond stores, one Cost Plus World Market store and two buybuy Baby stores. In addition, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates eight stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Many of these forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as may, will, expect, anticipate, approximate, estimate, assume, continue, model, project, plan, and similar words and phrases. The Company’s actual results and future financial condition may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such factors include, without limitation: general economic conditions including the housing market, a challenging overall macroeconomic environment and related changes in the retailing environment; consumer preferences, spending habits and adoption of new technologies; demographics and other macroeconomic factors that may impact the level of spending for the types of merchandise sold by the Company; civil disturbances and terrorist acts; unusual weather patterns and natural disasters; competition from existing and potential competitors; competition from other channels of distribution; pricing pressures; liquidity; the ability to attract and retain qualified employees in all areas of the organization; the cost of labor, merchandise and other costs and expenses; potential supply chain disruption due to political instability, labor disturbances, product recalls, financial or operational instability of suppliers or carriers, and other items; the ability to find suitable locations at acceptable occupancy costs and other terms to support the Company’s plans for new stores; the ability to assess and implement technologies in support of the Company’s development of its omnichannel capabilities; the ability to establish and profitably maintain the appropriate mix of digital and physical presence in the markets it serves; uncertainty in financial markets; disruptions to the Company’s information technology systems including but not limited to security breaches of systems protecting consumer and employee information; reputational risk arising from challenges to the Company’s or a third party supplier’s compliance with various laws, regulations or standards, including those related to labor, health, safety, privacy or the environment; reputational risk arising from third-party merchandise or service vendor performance in direct home delivery or assembly of product for customers; changes to statutory, regulatory and legal requirements; new, or developments in existing, litigation, claims or assessments; changes to, or new, tax laws or interpretation of existing tax laws; changes to, or new, accounting standards; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the integration of acquired businesses. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements.

BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Earnings
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
August 27,
August 29,
August 27,
August 29,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Net sales
$
2,988,235
$
2,995,469
$
5,726,319
$
5,733,964
Cost of sales
1,871,342
1,854,519
3,585,834
3,548,881
Gross profit
1,116,893
1,140,950
2,140,485
2,185,083
Selling, general and administrative expenses
835,920
790,756
1,646,486
1,561,620
Operating profit
280,973
350,194
493,999
623,463
Interest expense, net
18,199
25,053
34,514
44,954
Earnings before provision for income taxes
262,774
325,141
459,485
578,509
Provision for income taxes
95,439
123,463
169,531
218,380
Net earnings
$
167,335
$
201,678
$
289,954
$
360,129
Net earnings per share - Basic
$
1.12
$
1.22
$
1.92
$
2.16
Net earnings per share - Diluted
$
1.11
$
1.21
$
1.91
$
2.13
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic
149,725
165,024
150,941
166,898
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted
150,515
166,633
152,133
168,883
Dividends declared per share
$
0.125
$
-
$
0.250
$
-
BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)
August 27,
August 29,
2016
2015
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
577,844
$
667,563
Short term investment securities
-
28,905
Merchandise inventories
2,903,647
2,875,417
Other current assets
447,013
426,007
Total current assets
3,928,504
3,997,892
Long term investment securities
82,740
70,501
Property and equipment, net
1,739,952
1,669,951
Goodwill
520,226
487,139
Other assets
397,953
416,727
$
6,669,375
$
6,642,210
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$
1,192,574
$
1,196,798
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
473,595
428,464
Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities
307,969
317,247
Current income taxes payable
23,539
60,690
Total current liabilities
1,997,677
2,003,199
Deferred rent and other liabilities
529,589
492,780
Income taxes payable
76,744
87,059
Long term debt
1,491,370
1,490,904
Total liabilities
4,095,380
4,073,942
Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock - $0.01 par value; authorized - 1,000
shares; no shares issued or outstanding
-
-
Common stock - $0.01 par value; authorized - 900,000 shares;
issued 339,520 and 337,560 shares, respectively;
outstanding 152,084 and 166,892 shares, respectively
3,395
3,376
Additional paid-in capital
1,939,470
1,849,677
Retained earnings
10,646,033
9,913,505
Treasury stock, at cost; 187,436 and 170,668 shares, respectively
(9,968,003)
(9,147,228)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(46,900)
(51,062)
Total shareholders’ equity
2,573,995
2,568,268
$
6,669,375
$
6,642,210
Certain reclassifications have been made to the Fiscal Year 2015 balance sheet to conform to the Fiscal Year 2016 consolidated balance sheet presentation.
BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)
Six Months Ended
August 27,
August 29,
2016
2015
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net earnings
$
289,954
$
360,129
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
141,293
127,113
Stock-based compensation
37,563
33,859
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
(1,481)
(10,331)
Deferred income taxes
11,842
(10,798)
Other
(809)
1,169
Increase in assets, net of effect of acquisition:
Merchandise inventories
(48,849)
(147,486)
Trading investment securities
(11,657)
(2,134)
Other current assets
(51,624)
(56,272)
Other assets
(11,611)
(6,782)
Increase (decrease) in liabilities, net of effect of acquisition:
Accounts payable
121,431
81,421
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
(225)
18,115
Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities
9,850
11,356
Income taxes payable
(35,438)
1,174
Deferred rent and other liabilities
17,977
8,800
Net cash provided by operating activities
468,216
409,333
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Purchase of held-to-maturity investment securities
-
(16,873)
Redemption of held-to-maturity investment securities
86,240
126,875
Capital expenditures
(184,789)
(160,805)
Investment in unconsolidated joint venture
(3,318)
-
Payment for acquisition, net of cash acquired
(11,777)
-
Net cash used in investing activities
(113,644)
(50,803)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
20,258
7,879
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
1,481
10,331
Payment of dividends
(18,827)
-
Repurchase of common stock, including fees
(299,486)
(579,296)
Net cash used in financing activities
(296,574)
(561,086)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
4,273
(5,455)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
62,271
(208,011)
Cash and cash equivalents:
Beginning of period
515,573
875,574
End of period
$
577,844
$
667,563

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