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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter October 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM
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Big Lots (BIG) reported a 3rd Quarter October 2019 loss of $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.2 billion. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.2 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was for a loss of $0.15 per share. Revenue grew 1.6% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $2.40 to $2.55 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.56 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2020.

Big Lots Inc operates as a broadline closeout retailer in the United States. It offers products under six merchandising categories: Food, Consumables, Soft Home, Hard Home, Furniture & Home Decor, Seasonal, and Electronics & Accessories.

Results
Reported Earnings
($0.18)
Earnings Whisper
($0.15)
Consensus Estimate
($0.21)
Reported Revenue
$1.17 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.16 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Big Lots Reports Q3 Comps And Adjusted EPS In Line With Guidance

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) today reported net income of $127.0 million, or $3.25 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 ended November 2, 2019. This result includes an after-tax gain of $136.6 million, or $3.49 per diluted share, associated with the sale of the company's distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, California, as well as after-tax expense of $2.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, associated with the implementation of the company's strategic business transformation. Excluding these items, the adjusted net loss was $7.0 million, or $0.18 per share (see non-GAAP table included later in this release), which compares to guidance of an adjusted net loss of $0.15 to $0.25 per share (non-GAAP). The net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $6.6 million, or $0.16 per share.

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 totaled $1,168 million, a 1.6% increase compared to $1,149 million for the same period last year, with the increase resulting from sales growth in high volume new and relocated non-comp stores, and a slightly higher store count year-over-year. Comparable sales decreased 0.1% for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to guidance of approximately flat.

Commenting on today's announcement, Bruce Thorn, President and CEO of Big Lots stated, "We are pleased to have delivered operating results in line with our guidance, while strengthening our balance sheet with the proceeds from the sale of our California distribution center. I'm also highly encouraged by the progress we are making on our transformational strategies, as part of Operation North Star, to drive profitable long-term growth and deliver value to our shareholders. After a year of restructuring and transition in 2019, and despite the ongoing impact of tariffs, we expect to return to EBIT and EPS growth in 2020, including significant improvement in normalized free cash flow."


Earnings per share









Q3 2019


Q3 2018








Earnings per share


    $3.25 (1)


($0.16)


Gain on the sale of the California distribution center (2)


   ($3.49) (1)


-


Impact of the costs associated with the implementation






of the strategic transformation (2)


    $0.07 (1)


-








Earnings per share - adjusted basis


($0.18)


($0.16)








(1)  Earnings per diluted share

(2)  Non-GAAP detailed reconciliation provided in the statements below

Inventory and Cash Management
Inventory ended the third quarter of fiscal 2019 at $1,117 million compared to $1,074 million for the same period last year, with the 4% increase resulting from planned year-over-year sales increases and inventory builds in certain merchandise categories including Furniture and Soft Home.

The company ended the third quarter of fiscal 2019 with $62 million of Cash and Cash Equivalents and $501 million of long-term debt compared to $62 million of Cash and Cash Equivalents and $488 million of long-term debt as of the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

Dividend
As announced in a separate press release earlier today, on December 4, 2019, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per common share. This dividend payment of approximately $12 million is payable on December 30, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 16, 2019. Year-to-date, approximately $87 million has been returned to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividend payments.

FISCAL Q4 2019 GUIDANCE

  • Initial Q4 guidance for net income of $2.40 to $2.55 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.68 per diluted share for the same period last year
  • Initial Q4 guidance for comparable sales up slightly

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the company estimates net income in the range of $2.40 to $2.55 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.68 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. This guidance is based on comparable sales up slightly.

FISCAL 2019 GUIDANCE (non-GAAP)

  • Maintaining guidance for fiscal 2019 adjusted net income in the range of $3.70 to $3.85 per diluted share (non-GAAP)

Based on the actual results for the first three quarters and the expectations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 noted above, the company is maintaining its guidance for the full year of fiscal 2019 of adjusted net income in the range of $3.70 to $3.85 per diluted share (non-GAAP). This compares to adjusted net income of $4.04 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for fiscal 2018. The impact of non-GAAP items on an after-tax basis is expected to be in the range of $98.1 million, or $2.49 per diluted share, for the fiscal year. This includes the gain on the sale of the California distribution center. Cash consideration from the sale was $191 million and the company reinvested $69 million of the proceeds to exercise a purchase option on its corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, effected through a qualified intermediary to accommodate a tax-deferred exchange. The remaining proceeds from the sale were used to pay down the outstanding balance on the company's unsecured line of credit.



Full Year










2019 Guidance (1)


2018 (1)








Earnings per diluted share


$6.20  -  $6.35


$3.83


Non-GAAP items


~($2.49)


$0.21


Earnings per diluted share - adjusted basis


$3.70  -  $3.85


$4.04














(1)  Non-GAAP detailed reconciliation provided in the statements below

Conference Call/Webcast
The company will host a conference call today at 8:00 a.m. to discuss the financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and provide commentary on the outlook for fiscal 2019. A webcast of the conference call is available through the Investor Relations section of the company's website http://www.biglots.com. An archive of the call will be available through the Investor Relations section of the company's website after 12:00 noon today and will remain available through midnight on Friday, December 20, 2019. A replay of this call will also be available beginning today at 12:00 noon through December 20 by dialing 1.877.660.6853 (Toll Free) or 1.201.612.7415 (Toll) and entering Replay Conference ID 13696724. All times are Eastern Time.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a discount retailer operating 1,421 BIG LOTS stores in 47 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Food, Consumables, Hard Home, and Electronics, Toys & Accessories. The company's mission is to help people Live BIG and Save Lots. The company strives to be the BIG difference for a better life by delivering unmatched value to customers through surprise and delight, being a "best places to work" culture for associates, rewarding shareholders with consistent growth and top tier returns, and doing good in communities as the company does well. For more information about the company, visit www.biglots.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and such statements are intended to qualify for the protection of the safe harbor provided by the Act. The words "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "objective," "goal," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will," "should," "may," "target," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook" and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. Similarly, descriptions of objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets are also forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to the expectations of management as to future occurrences and trends, including statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results or events and projected sales, earnings, capital expenditures and business strategy. Forward-looking statements are based upon a number of assumptions concerning future conditions that may ultimately prove to be inaccurate. Forward-looking statements are and will be based upon management's then-current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. Although the company believes the expectations expressed in forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of knowledge, forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, any one or a combination of which could materially affect business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

Forward-looking statements that the company makes herein and in other reports and releases are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, current economic and credit conditions, the cost of goods, the inability to successfully execute strategic initiatives, competitive pressures, economic pressures on customers and the company, the availability of brand name closeout merchandise, trade restrictions, freight costs, the risks discussed in the Risk Factors section of the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other factors discussed from time to time in other filings with the SEC, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. This release should be read in conjunction with such filings, and you should consider all of these risks, uncertainties and other factors carefully in evaluating forward-looking statements.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures the company makes on related subjects in public announcements and SEC filings.

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BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)












NOVEMBER 2


NOVEMBER 3






2019


2018






(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)












ASSETS















Current assets:








Cash and cash equivalents


$61,794


$61,938




Inventories


1,117,263


1,073,885




Other current assets


82,495


141,424




   Total current assets


1,261,552


1,277,247











Operating lease right-of-use assets


1,233,558


0











Property and equipment - net


860,659


782,771











Deferred income taxes


0


22,923



Other assets


65,977


50,075






$3,421,746


$2,133,016




















LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      















Current liabilities:








Accounts payable


$475,995


$479,634




Current operating lease liabilities


205,390


0




Property, payroll and other taxes


87,357


85,775




Accrued operating expenses


131,987


112,458




Insurance reserves


36,534


38,070




Accrued salaries and wages


38,004


28,342




Income taxes payable


1,977


1,295




   Total current liabilities


977,244


745,574











Long-term debt


501,115


488,000











Noncurrent operating lease liabilities


1,067,529


0



Deferred income taxes


8,316


0



Deferred rent


0


61,054



Insurance reserves


51,665


55,769



Unrecognized tax benefits


12,913


12,738



Synthetic lease obligation


0


131,644



Other liabilities


40,640


45,505











Shareholders' equity


762,324


592,732






$3,421,746


$2,133,016



 

BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)












13 WEEKS ENDED


13 WEEKS ENDED




NOVEMBER 2, 2019


NOVEMBER 3, 2018





%



%




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

















Net sales


$1,167,988

100.0


$1,149,402

100.0









Gross margin


463,386

39.7


459,174

39.9










Selling and administrative expenses 


436,714

37.4


436,826

38.0










Depreciation expense


34,752

3.0


31,911

2.8










Gain on sale of distribution center


(178,534)

(15.3)


0

0.0









Operating profit (loss)


170,454

14.6


(9,563)

(0.8)










Interest expense


(5,359)

(0.5)


(3,138)

(0.3)










Other income (expense)


(322)

(0.0)


59

0.0









Income (loss) before income taxes


164,773

14.1


(12,642)

(1.1)










Income tax expense (benefit)


37,791

3.2


(6,086)

(0.5)









Net income (loss)


$126,982

10.9


($6,556)

(0.6)

















Earnings (loss) per common share
















Basic


$3.25



($0.16)











Diluted


$3.25



($0.16)


















Weighted average common shares outstanding
















Basic


39,017



40,021











Dilutive effect of share-based awards


77



-











Diluted


39,094



40,021










Cash dividends declared per common share


$0.30



$0.30


 

BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)












39 WEEKS ENDED


39 WEEKS ENDED




NOVEMBER 2, 2019


NOVEMBER 3, 2018





%



%




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

















Net sales


$3,716,198

100.0


$3,639,554

100.0









Gross margin


1,480,663

39.8


1,462,551

40.2










Selling and administrative expenses 


1,352,345

36.4


1,301,523

35.8










Depreciation expense


97,572

2.6


90,936

2.5










Gain on sale of distribution center


(178,534)

(4.8)


0

0.0









Operating profit


209,280

5.6


70,092

1.9










Interest expense


(13,657)

(0.4)


(7,121)

(0.2)










Other income (expense)


(201)

(0.0)


716

0.0









Income before income taxes


195,422

5.3


63,687

1.7










Income tax expense


46,722

1.3


14,840

0.4









Net income


$148,700

4.0


$48,847

1.3

















Earnings per common share
















Basic


$3.78



$1.19











Diluted


$3.77



$1.19


















Weighted average common shares outstanding
















Basic


39,313



41,065











Dilutive effect of share-based awards


85



138











Diluted


39,398



41,203










Cash dividends declared per common share


$0.90



$0.90


 

BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(In thousands)












13 WEEKS ENDED


13 WEEKS ENDED






NOVEMBER 2, 2019


NOVEMBER 3, 2018






 (Unaudited) 


 (Unaudited) 




  Net cash used in operating activities


($77,737)


($70,140)












  Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities


121,500


(109,607)












  Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(35,674)


183,228











Increase in cash and cash equivalents


8,089


3,481




Cash and cash equivalents:








  Beginning of period


53,705


58,457




  End of period


$61,794


$61,938



 

BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(In thousands)












39 WEEKS ENDED


39 WEEKS ENDED






NOVEMBER 2, 2019


NOVEMBER 3, 2018






 (Unaudited) 


 (Unaudited) 




  Net cash provided by operating activities


$80,548


$40,420












  Net cash used in investing activities


(41,231)


(281,033)












  Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(23,557)


251,375











Increase in cash and cash equivalents


15,760


10,762




Cash and cash equivalents:








  Beginning of period


46,034


51,176




  End of period


$61,794


$61,938



 

BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

The following tables reconcile: gross margin, gross margin rate, selling and administrative expenses, selling and administrative expense rate, gain on sale of distribution center, gain on sale of distribution center rate, operating profit (loss), operating profit (loss) rate, income tax expense (benefit), effective income tax rate, net income (loss), and diluted earnings (loss) per share for the third quarter of 2019, the year-to-date 2019, the year-to-date 2018, and the full year 2018 (GAAP financial measures) to adjusted gross margin, adjusted gross margin rate, adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted gain on sale of distribution center, adjusted gain on sale or distribution center rate, adjusted operating profit (loss), adjusted operating profit (loss) rate, adjusted income tax expense (benefit), adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted net income (loss), and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share (non-GAAP financial measures).

 Third quarter of 2019 - Thirteen weeks ended November 2, 2019 














 As Reported 


 Impact to exclude
transformational
restructuring costs 


 Adjustment to
exclude gain on
sale of distribution
center 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$             436,714


$                     (3,553)


$                             -


$             433,161

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

37.4%


(0.3%)


-


37.1%

 Gain on sale of distribution center 

(178,534)


-


178,534


-

 Gain on sale of distribution center rate 

(15.3%)


-


15.3%


-

 Operating profit (loss) 


170,454


3,553


(178,534)


(4,527)

 Operating profit (loss) rate 


14.6%


0.3%


(15.3%)


(0.4%)

 Income tax expense (benefit) 

37,791


908


(41,930)


(3,231)

 Effective income tax rate 


22.9%


0.1%


8.7%


31.7%

 Net income (loss) 


126,982


2,645


(136,604)


(6,977)

 Diluted earnings (loss) per share  

$                    3.25


$                         0.07


$                       (3.49)


$                  (0.18)

The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted gain on sale of distribution center, adjusted gain on sale of distribution center rate, adjusted operating profit (loss), adjusted operating profit (loss) rate, adjusted income tax expense (benefit), adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted net income (loss), and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") (1) the costs associated with a transformational restructuring initiative of $3,553 ($2,645, net of tax); and (2) a gain resulting from the sale of our Rancho Cucamonga, California distribution center of $178,534 ($136,604, net of tax).

 Year-to-date 2019 - Thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2019 


















 As Reported 


 Impact to exclude
department exit
inventory
impairment 


 Impact to exclude
transformational
restructuring costs 


 Adjustment to
exclude legal
settlement loss
contingencies 


 Adjustment to
exclude gain on
sale of distribution
center 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Gross margin 


$          1,480,663


$                      6,050


$                             -


$                             -


$                             -


$          1,486,713

 Gross margin rate 


39.8%


0.2%


-


-


-


40.0%

 Selling and administrative expenses 

1,352,345


-


(38,338)


(7,250)


-


1,306,757

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

36.4%


-


(1.0%)


(0.2%)


-


35.2%

 Gain on sale of distribution center 

(178,534)


-


-


-


178,534


-

 Gain on sale of distribution center rate 

(4.8%)


-


-


-


4.8%


-

 Operating profit 


209,280


6,050


38,338


7,250


(178,534)


82,384

 Operating profit rate 


5.6%


0.2%


1.0%


0.2%


(4.8%)


2.2%

 Income tax expense 


46,722


1,553


9,836


1,696


(41,930)


17,877

 Effective income tax rate 


23.9%


0.0%


0.1%


(0.0%)


2.0%


26.1%

 Net income 


148,700


4,497


28,502


5,554


(136,604)


50,649

 Diluted earnings per share  


$                    3.77


$                         0.11


$                         0.72


$                         0.14


$                       (3.47)


$                    1.29

The above adjusted gross margin, adjusted gross margin rate, adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted gain on sale of distribution center, adjusted gain on sale of distribution center rate, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating profit rate, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted earnings per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP (1) an inventory impairment amount of $6,050 ($4,497, net of tax) as a result of a merchandise department exit; (2) the costs associated with a transformational restructuring initiative of $38,338 ($28,502, net of tax); (3) a pretax charge related to estimated legal settlement of employee class actions of $7,250 ($5,554, net of tax); and (4) a gain resulting from the sale of our Rancho Cucamonga, California distribution center of $178,534 ($136,604, net of tax).

 Year-to-date 2018 - Thirty-nine weeks ended November 3, 2018 














 As Reported 


 Adjustment to
exclude CEO
retirement costs 


 Adjustment to
exclude
shareholder
litigation matter 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$          1,301,523


$                     (7,018)


$                     (3,500)


$          1,291,005

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

35.8%


(0.2%)


(0.1%)


35.5%

 Operating profit 


70,092


7,018


3,500


80,610

 Operating profit rate 


1.9%


0.2%


0.1%


2.2%

 Income tax expense 


14,840


895


879


16,614

 Effective income tax rate 


23.3%


(0.6%)


(0.3%)


22.4%

 Net income 


48,847


6,123


2,621


57,591

 Diluted earnings per share  


$                    1.19


$                         0.15


$                         0.06


$                    1.40

The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating profit rate, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted earnings per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP (1) the costs associated with the retirement of our former CEO of $7,018 ($6,123, net of tax); and (2) a pretax charge related to the settlement in principle of shareholder litigation matters of $3,500 ($2,621, net of tax).

 Full Year 2018 - Fifty-two weeks ended February 2, 2019 














 As Reported 


 Adjustment to
exclude CEO
retirement costs 


 Adjustment to
exclude
shareholder
litigation matter 


 As Adjusted
(non-GAAP) 

 Selling and administrative expenses 

$          1,778,416


$                     (7,018)


$                     (3,500)


$          1,767,898

 Selling and administrative expense rate 

34.0%


(0.1%)


(0.1%)


33.8%

 Operating profit 


218,509


7,018


3,500


229,027

 Operating profit rate 


4.2%


0.1%


0.1%


4.4%

 Income tax expense 


50,719


895


879


52,493

 Effective income tax rate 


24.4%


(0.4%)


(0.0%)


24.1%

 Net income 


156,894


6,123


2,621


165,638

 Diluted earnings per share  


$                    3.83


$                         0.15


$                         0.06


$                    4.04

The above adjusted selling and administrative expenses, adjusted selling and administrative expense rate, adjusted operating profit, adjusted operating profit rate, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted effective income tax rate, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted earnings per share are "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP (1) the costs associated with the retirement of our former CEO of $7,018 ($6,123, net of tax); and (2) a pretax charge related to the settlement in principle of shareholder litigation matters of $3,500 ($2,621, net of tax).

Our management believes that the disclosure of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors because the non-GAAP financial measures present an alternative and more relevant method for measuring our operating performance, excluding special items included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, that management believes is more indicative of our on-going operating results and financial condition. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures, along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, in evaluating our operating performance.

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