BBBY
$29.26
Bed Bath & Beyond
($.28)
(.95%)
Earnings Details
1st Quarter May 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:15:00 PM
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Summary

Bed Bath & Beyond Misses

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) reported 1st Quarter May 2017 earnings of $0.58 per share on revenue of $2.7 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.66 per share on revenue of $2.8 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.67 per share. Revenue grew 0.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it is maintaining its previous guidance fiscal year earnings to decline in the low single digit to 10% range, or earnings of $4.12 to $4.53 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $4.29 per share for the year ending February 28, 2018.

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
$0.58
Earnings Whisper
$0.67
Consensus Estimate
$0.66
Reported Revenue
$2.74 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.79 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Reports Results For Fiscal 2017 First Quarter

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 ended May 27, 2017.

First Quarter Results

For the fiscal 2017 first quarter, the Company reported net earnings of $.53 per diluted share ($75.3 million), including an unfavorable impact of approximately $.05 from the adoption of the new share-based payment accounting standard, compared with $.80 per diluted share ($122.6 million) for the fiscal 2016 first quarter. Net sales for the fiscal 2017 first quarter were approximately $2.7 billion, an increase of approximately 0.1% from the prior year quarter. Comparable sales in the fiscal 2017 first quarter decreased by approximately 2.0%, compared with a decrease of approximately 0.5% in last year’s fiscal first quarter. Comparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth in excess of 20%, while comparable sales from stores declined in the mid-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 first quarter.

Capital Allocation

The Company’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.15 per share, to be paid on October 17, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2017.

During the fiscal 2017 first quarter, the Company repurchased approximately $127 million of its common stock, representing approximately 3.3 million shares, under its existing $2.5 billion share repurchase program. As of May 27, 2017, the program had a remaining balance of approximately $1.6 billion.

Fiscal 2017

At this time, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is not updating its full year modeling assumptions provided during its April 5, 2017 conference call with analysts and investors.

Although the first quarter is typically the least impactful quarter in terms of annual sales and earnings, and while the Company continued to have strong growth in its customer-facing-digital channels this quarter, the Company did experience increased softness in transactions in stores, as well as higher net-direct-to-customer shipping expense, coupon expense, and advertising costs during the quarter. It remains to be seen whether these challenges were more pronounced in, or unique to, the first quarter due to the smaller sales base in this period, and/or a later start to the summer selling period.

After the second quarter, the Company believes it will have better visibility to the full-year and, if necessary, will update its full-year modeling assumptions at that time.

Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Conference Call

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s conference call with analysts and investors will be held today at 5:00 pm EDT, and may be accessed by dialing 1-888-771-4371, or if international, 847-585-4405, using conference ID number 45080392. The replay of the call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-843-7419, using conference ID number 45080392. 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 an omnichannel 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, Harmon Face Values or Face Values, buybuy BABY and World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus. Customers can purchase products either in-store, online, with a mobile device or through a customer 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; One Kings Lane, an authority in home d?cor and design, offering a unique collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items; PersonalizationMall.com, an industry-leading online retailer of personalized products; Chef Central, an online retailer of kitchenware, cookware and homeware items catering to cooking and baking enthusiasts; and Decorist, an online interior design platform that provides personalized home design services. 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, andthat.com, harmondiscount.com, facevalues.com, ofakind.com, onekingslane.com, personalizationmall.com, chefcentral.com, decorist.com, harborlinen.com, and t-ygroup.com. As of May 27, 2017, the Company had a total of 1,546 stores, including 1,022 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, 276 stores under the names of World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus, 113 buybuy BABY stores, 80 stores under the names Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, and 55 stores under the names Harmon, Harmon Face Values or Face Values. During the fiscal first quarter, the Company opened one Harmon Face Values store, and closed one Bed Bath & Beyond store. 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 trade restrictions, 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; volatility in the price of the Company’s common stock and its effect, and the effect of other factors, on the Company’s capital allocation strategy; 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, including without limitation proposed changes affecting international trade; changes to, or new, tax laws or interpretation of existing tax laws, including without limitation the proposed border adjustment tax; new, or developments in existing, litigation, claims or assessments; 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
May 27,
May 28,
2017
2016
Net sales
$
2,742,141
$
2,738,084
Cost of sales
1,742,026
1,714,492
Gross profit
1,000,115
1,023,592
Selling, general and administrative expenses
853,104
810,566
Operating profit
147,011
213,026
Interest expense, net
16,580
16,315
Earnings before provision for income taxes
130,431
196,711
Provision for income taxes
55,148
74,092
Net earnings
$
75,283
$
122,619
Net earnings per share - Basic
$
0.53
$
0.81
Net earnings per share - Diluted
$
0.53
$
0.80
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic
141,331
152,157
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted
142,141
153,752
Dividends declared per share
$
0.150
$
0.125
BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
May 27,
May 28,
2017
2016
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
469,320
$
544,269
Short term investment securities
-
22,495
Merchandise inventories
2,962,936
2,923,043
Other current assets
217,917
207,334
Total current assets
3,650,173
3,697,141
Long term investment securities
96,121
78,349
Property and equipment, net
1,817,594
1,723,429
Goodwill
707,643
487,169
Other assets
604,270
586,992
$
6,875,801
$
6,573,080
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$
1,178,811
$
1,145,055
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
509,501
471,728
Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities
319,496
306,431
Current income taxes payable
117,211
53,933
Total current liabilities
2,125,019
1,977,147
Deferred rent and other liabilities
520,040
499,615
Income taxes payable
66,431
75,977
Long term debt
1,491,719
1,491,254
Total liabilities
4,203,209
4,043,993
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 341,276 and 339,150, respectively;
outstanding 144,730 and 154,462 shares, respectively
3,413
3,392
Additional paid-in capital
2,006,939
1,921,970
Retained earnings
11,057,826
10,498,036
Treasury stock, at cost; 196,546 and 184,688 shares, respectively
(10,342,863)
(9,846,641)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(52,723)
(47,670)
Total shareholders’ equity
2,672,592
2,529,087
$
6,875,801
$
6,573,080
Certain reclassifications have been made to the Fiscal Year 2016 consolidated balance sheet to conform to the Fiscal Year 2017 consolidated balance sheet presentation.
BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
May 27,
May 28,
2017
2016
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net earnings
$
75,283
$
122,619
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
74,912
70,445
Stock-based compensation
21,490
20,748
Deferred income taxes
(6,571)
4,153
Other
555
(479)
Increase in assets, net of effect of acquisitions:
Merchandise inventories
(59,916)
(71,933)
Trading investment securities
(6,256)
(7,515)
Other current assets
(20,146)
(32,502)
Other assets
(631)
(11,946)
Increase (decrease) in liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:
Accounts payable
24,567
66,260
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
25,591
42,631
Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities
10,172
8,319
Income taxes payable
55,805
(4,932)
Deferred rent and other liabilities
9,779
3,300
Net cash provided by operating activities
204,634
209,168
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Redemption of held-to-maturity investment securities
-
63,742
Capital expenditures
(80,760)
(89,455)
Payment for acquisition, net of cash acquired
(4,344)
-
Net cash used in investing activities
(85,104)
(25,713)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
10,161
19,246
Payment of dividends
(18,161)
-
Repurchase of common stock, including fees
(127,324)
(178,124)
Net cash used in financing activities
(135,324)
(158,878)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(3,215)
4,119
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
(19,009)
28,696
Cash and cash equivalents:
Beginning of period
488,329
515,573
End of period
$
469,320
$
544,269
Certain reclassifications have been made to the Fiscal Year 2016 consolidated statement of cash flows to conform to the Fiscal Year 2017 consolidated cash flows presentation.

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