BBBY
$38.29
Bed Bath & Beyond
($.10)
(.26%)
Earnings Details
3rd Quarter November 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:15:00 PM
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Summary

Bed Bath & Beyond Misses

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) reported 3rd Quarter November 2016 earnings of $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.0 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.00 per share on revenue of $3.0 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.02 per share. Revenue grew 0.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it now expects fiscal 2017 earnings to be at the low-end of its previous guidance range of $4.50 to $5.00 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $4.75 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
$0.85
Earnings Whisper
$1.02
Consensus Estimate
$1.00
Reported Revenue
$2.96 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$3.02 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

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

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 ended November 26, 2016.

Third Quarter Results

For the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported net earnings of $.85 per diluted share ($126.4 million) compared with $1.09 per diluted share ($177.8 million) for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 were approximately $2.955 billion, an increase of approximately 0.1% from net sales of approximately $2.952 billion reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. Comparable sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased by approximately 1.4%, compared with a decrease of approximately 0.4% in last year’s fiscal third 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 third 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 April 18, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 17, 2017.

During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company repurchased approximately $76 million of its common stock, representing approximately 1.8 million shares, under its existing $2.5 billion share repurchase program. As of November 26, 2016, the program had a remaining balance of approximately $1.9 billion, and is expected to be completed sometime 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 some of its financial planning assumptions for fiscal 2016.

Based on these planning assumptions, which reflect actual results through the fiscal third quarter, including One Kings Lane, Inc., and PersonalizationMall.com since their dates of acquisition, and recent business conditions, the Company models its fiscal 2016 net earnings per diluted share to be at the low end of 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 historical range of net earnings per diluted share that the Company described in previous earnings press releases.

One Kings Lane, Inc. is excluded from the comparable sales calculation and will continue to be excluded until a point following the anniversary of the acquisition, after the re-platforming of One Kings Lane, Inc.’s systems and integration of its support services have been in place to allow for a meaningful comparison of One Kings Lane, Inc.’s sales over the prior period. PersonalizationMall.com is also excluded from the comparable sales calculation and will continue to be excluded until after the anniversary of the acquisition.

Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Conference Call

The Company’s fiscal 2016 third quarter conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-888-771-4371, or if international, 847-585-4405, using conference ID number 43897412. The replay of the call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-843-7419, using conference ID number 43897412. 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, Harmon Face Values or 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; One Kings Lane, an authority in home d?cor and design offering a unique collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items; and PersonalizationMall.com, an industry-leading online retailer of personalized products. 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, personalizationmall.com, harborlinen.com and t-ygroup.com. As of November 26, 2016, the Company had a total of 1,541 stores, including 1,021 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, 111 buybuy BABY stores, 79 stores under the names Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, and 52 stores under the names Harmon, Harmon Face Values or Face Values. During the fiscal third quarter, the Company opened five Bed Bath & Beyond stores, four buybuy BABY stores and one Harmon Face Values store, and closed eight Bed Bath & Beyond 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
Nine Months Ended
November 26,
November 28,
November 26,
November 28,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Net sales
$
2,955,484
$
2,952,031
$
8,681,803
$
8,685,995
Cost of sales
1,862,710
1,836,720
5,448,544
5,385,601
Gross profit
1,092,774
1,115,311
3,233,259
3,300,394
Selling, general and administrative expenses
881,491
822,453
2,527,977
2,384,073
Operating profit
211,283
292,858
705,282
916,321
Interest expense, net
18,254
18,052
52,768
63,006
Earnings before provision for income taxes
193,029
274,806
652,514
853,315
Provision for income taxes
66,605
96,990
236,136
315,370
Net earnings
$
126,424
$
177,816
$
416,378
$
537,945
Net earnings per share - Basic
$
0.86
$
1.10
$
2.78
$
3.26
Net earnings per share - Diluted
$
0.85
$
1.09
$
2.76
$
3.22
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic
147,643
162,005
149,842
165,267
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted
148,583
163,582
150,950
167,116
Dividends declared per share
$
0.125
$
-
$
0.375
$
-
BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)
November 26,
November 28,
2016
2015
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
473,006
$
490,737
Merchandise inventories
3,268,569
3,219,667
Other current assets
528,547
480,132
Total current assets
4,270,122
4,190,536
Long term investment securities
86,404
74,666
Property and equipment, net
1,769,061
1,686,632
Goodwill
709,400
487,166
Other assets
397,814
396,013
$
7,232,801
$
6,835,013
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$
1,621,432
$
1,402,968
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
581,640
467,654
Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities
304,319
317,430
Current income taxes payable
-
4,327
Total current liabilities
2,507,391
2,192,379
Deferred rent and other liabilities
542,624
504,469
Income taxes payable
76,316
81,390
Long term debt
1,491,487
1,491,021
Total liabilities
4,617,818
4,269,259
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 339,524 and 337,554 shares, respectively;
outstanding 150,315 and 163,587 shares, respectively
3,395
3,376
Additional paid-in capital
1,956,594
1,866,071
Retained earnings
10,753,801
10,091,321
Treasury stock, at cost; 189,209 and 173,967 shares, respectively
(10,044,058)
(9,341,450)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(54,749)
(53,564)
Total shareholders’ equity
2,614,983
2,565,754
$
7,232,801
$
6,835,013
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)
Nine Months Ended
November 26,
November 28,
2016
2015
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net earnings
$
416,378
$
537,945
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
215,164
193,633
Stock-based compensation
54,298
49,848
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
(1,485)
(10,380)
Deferred income taxes
36,857
22,848
Other
(1,090)
740
Increase in assets, net of effect of acquisitions:
Merchandise inventories
(405,198)
(493,054)
Trading investment securities
(15,345)
(6,300)
Other current assets
(127,487)
(124,143)
Other assets
(10,289)
(6,611)
Increase (decrease) in liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:
Accounts payable
536,577
288,304
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
90,595
64,986
Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities
6,408
11,584
Income taxes payable
(73,055)
(60,933)
Deferred rent and other liabilities
20,367
21,465
Net cash provided by operating activities
742,695
489,932
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
Redemption of available-for-sale investment securities
-
28,905
Capital expenditures
(276,436)
(244,255)
Investment in unconsolidated joint venture
(3,318)
-
Payment for acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(200,477)
-
Net cash used in investing activities
(393,991)
(105,348)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
20,258
7,879
Payment of other liabilities
-
(7,646)
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
1,485
10,380
Payment of dividends
(37,358)
-
Repurchase of common stock, including fees
(375,541)
(773,518)
Net cash used in financing activities
(391,156)
(762,905)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(115)
(6,516)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(42,567)
(384,837)
Cash and cash equivalents:
Beginning of period
515,573
875,574
End of period
$
473,006
$
490,737

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