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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter July 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Summary

Big Lots Beats

Big Lots (BIG) reported 2nd Quarter July 2016 earnings of $0.52 per share on revenue of $1.2 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.2 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.48 per share. Revenue fell 0.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it expects a third quarter loss of $0.04 to $0.01 per share. The current consensus estimate is a loss of $0.03 per share for the quarter ending October 31, 2016. The company also said it now expects fiscal year earnings of $3.45 to $3.55 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $3.35 to $3.50 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.48 per share for the year ending January 31, 2017.

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
$0.52
Earnings Whisper
$0.48
Consensus Estimate
$0.45
Reported Revenue
$1.20 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.22 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Big Lots Reports Second Quarter EPS From Continuing Operations of $0.51 (EPS $0.52 on an Adjusted Basis)

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) today reported income from continuing operations of $22.7 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 ended July 30, 2016. This result includes an after tax expense of $0.6 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, associated with legacy pension plans which have been terminated. Excluding this expense, adjusted income from continuing operations totaled $23.4 million, or $0.52 per diluted share (see non-GAAP table included later in this release), which compares to our guidance of adjusted income from continuing operations of $0.42 to $0.47 per diluted share (non-GAAP). Adjusted income from continuing operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $21.1 million, or $0.41 per diluted share (non-GAAP). Comparable store sales increased 0.3% for the quarter, compared to our guidance of flat to an increase of 2%. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased 0.5% to $1,203 million, as our comparable store sales increase was offset by a lower store count compared to last year.

Commenting on today’s release, David Campisi, Chief Executive Officer and President of Big Lots, stated, "We are pleased to report comps increased for the 10th consecutive quarter and our earnings were above the high end of our guidance range, increasing 27% over Q2 last year. Jennifer is responding positively to our strategic focus on ownable and winnable merchandise categories, improved merchandise presentations and more consistent in-store execution."

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

Record adjusted income from continuing operations of $0.52 per diluted share (non-GAAP), a 27% increase compared to adjusted income from continuing operations of $0.41 per diluted share (non-GAAP) last year

Comparable store sales increase of 0.3% was in line with guidance and represents the 10th consecutive quarter of growth

Earnings per Share
Q2 2016
Q2 2015
YTD 2016
YTD 2015
Continuing operations
$0.51
$0.35
$1.31
$0.95
Impact of legacy pension costs (1)
$0.01
$0.01
$0.04
$0.02
Impact of non-recurring expense (1)
-
$0.05
-
$0.05
Continuing operations - adjusted basis (1)
$0.52
$0.41
$1.35
$1.03
% Change (2016 vs. 2015)
+27%
+31%
(1)
Non-GAAP detailed reconciliation provided below.

Inventory and Cash Management

Inventory ended the second quarter of fiscal 2016 at $809 million, a $12 million decrease compared to $821 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 as Inventory per store was essentially flat compared to last year combined with a lower store count year over year.

We ended the second quarter of fiscal 2016 with $58 million of Cash and Cash Equivalents and $258 million of borrowings under our credit facility compared to $57 million of Cash and Cash Equivalents and $223 million of borrowings under our credit facility as of the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2015. Cash flow (cash provided by operating activities less cash used in investing activities) was focused on reinvesting in the Company’s strategic initiatives to support long-term sustainable growth and returning cash to our shareholders through our share repurchase and dividend efforts.

Total Cash Returned To Shareholders

As a reminder, on March 1, 2016, our Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program ("2016 Share Repurchase Program") providing for the repurchase of up to $250 million of our common shares. During the second quarter of fiscal 2016, we exhausted the authorization. In total for the program, we invested $250 million to repurchase 5.6 million shares, or approximately 11% of the Company’s shares outstanding, at an average price of $44.72 per share. Common shares acquired through the 2016 Share Repurchase Program will be available to meet obligations under our equity compensation plans and for general corporate purposes.

As announced earlier today in a separate press release, on August 25, 2016, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per common share. This dividend payment of approximately $9 million is payable on September 23, 2016, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 9, 2016.

The combination of share repurchase activity and our quarterly dividend payments represent approximately $270 million returned to shareholders during the first half of fiscal 2016.

FISCAL Q3 2016 GUIDANCE

Provides initial Q3 guidance for continuing operations of an adjusted loss of $0.04 per share (non-GAAP) to adjusted income of $0.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to an adjusted loss from continuing operations of $0.00 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for the same period last year

-- Provides initial Q3 guidance for comparable store sales in the range of flattish to +2%

For the third quarter of fiscal 2016, we estimate continuing operations will be in the range of an adjusted loss of $0.04 per share (non-GAAP) to adjusted income of $0.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to an adjusted loss from continuing operations of $0.00 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. This guidance is based on estimated comparable store sales in the range of flattish to +2% compared to a 2.6% comparable store sales increase in Q3 of fiscal 2015.

FISCAL Q4 2016 GUIDANCE

Provides initial Q4 guidance for adjusted income from continuing operations in the range of $2.18 to $2.23 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to adjusted income from continuing operations of $2.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for the same period last year

-- Provides initial Q4 guidance for comparable store sales in the range of flattish to +2%

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, we estimate adjusted income from continuing operations will be in the range of $2.18 to $2.23 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to adjusted income from continuing operations of $2.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. This guidance is based on estimated comparable store sales in the range of flattish to +2% compared to a 0.7% comparable store sales increase in Q4 of fiscal 2015.

FISCAL 2016 GUIDANCE

Increases guidance for fiscal 2016 adjusted income from continuing operations to be in the range of $3.45 to $3.55 per diluted share (non-GAAP), representing a 15% to 18% increase compared to fiscal 2015 adjusted income from continuing operations of $3.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP)

Updates guidance for fiscal 2016 comparable store sales increase in the range of 1% to 2%

-- Increases guidance for fiscal 2016 cash flow to $210 million

Based on operating results for the first two quarters and our expectations for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2016 noted above, we now estimate fiscal 2016 adjusted income from continuing operations to be in the range of $3.45 to $3.55 per diluted share (non-GAAP), compared to our previous guidance of $3.35 to $3.50 per diluted share. This compares to adjusted income from continuing operations of $3.01 per diluted share (non-GAAP) for fiscal 2015. This outlook is based on a comparable store sales increase in the range of +1% to +2% and total sales up slightly. We estimate this financial performance will result in cash flow of approximately $210 million.

Full Year
2016 Guidance (1)
2015 (2)
Adjusted EPS from continuing operations
$3.45
to
$3.55
$3.01
% Change (2016 vs. 2015)
+15%
to
+18%
(1) Non-GAAP - excludes potential impact of legacy pension costs.
(2) Non-GAAP - see attached reconciliation.

Conference Call/Webcast We will host a conference call today at 8:00 a.m. to discuss our financial results for the second quarter and provide commentary on our outlook for fiscal 2016. We invite you to listen to the webcast of the conference call through the Investor Relations section of our website http://www.biglots.com. If you are unable to join the live webcast, an archive of the call will be available through the Investor Relations section of our website http://www.biglots.com/ after 12:00 noon today and will remain available through midnight on Friday, September 9, 2016. A replay of this call will also be available beginning today at 12:00 noon through September 9 by dialing 1.888.203.1112 (Toll Free USA and Canada) or 1.719.457.0820 (International), and entering Replay Passcode 224796. All times are Eastern Time.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) is a unique, non-traditional, discount retailer operating 1,445 BIG LOTS stores in 47 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. Our vision is to be recognized for providing an outstanding shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. Big Lots supports the communities it serves through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. 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 our 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 we believe the expectations expressed in forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of our knowledge, forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, any one or a combination of which could materially affect our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

Forward-looking statements that we make 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, our inability to successfully execute strategic initiatives, competitive pressures, economic pressures on our customers and us, the availability of brand name closeout merchandise, trade restrictions, freight costs, the risks discussed in the Risk Factors section of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other factors discussed from time to time in our 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. We undertake 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 we make on related subjects in our public announcements and SEC filings.

BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
JULY 30
AUGUST 1
2016
2015
(Unaudited)
(Recast)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$58,369
$57,363
Inventories
808,631
821,444
Other current assets
110,043
106,236
Total current assets
977,043
985,043
Property and equipment - net
545,271
578,802
Deferred income taxes
59,380
59,659
Other assets
42,966
40,859
$1,624,660
$1,664,363
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$385,633
$365,640
Property, payroll and other taxes
84,060
79,140
Accrued operating expenses
76,799
72,593
Insurance reserves
43,265
41,282
Accrued salaries and wages
54,580
34,955
Income taxes payable
1,418
1,244
Total current liabilities
645,755
594,854
Long-term obligations under bank credit facility
257,900
223,200
Deferred rent
58,138
64,387
Insurance reserves
58,242
56,485
Unrecognized tax benefits
14,905
18,020
Other liabilities
46,222
66,885
Shareholders’ equity
543,498
640,532
$1,624,660
$1,664,363
BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
13 WEEKS ENDED
13 WEEKS ENDED
JULY 30, 2016
AUGUST 1, 2015
%
%
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
Net sales
$1,203,155
100.0
$1,209,686
100.0
Gross margin
486,423
40.4
475,834
39.3
Selling and administrative expenses
416,740
34.6
414,305
34.2
Depreciation expense
30,757
2.6
30,992
2.6
Operating profit
38,926
3.2
30,537
2.5
Interest expense
(1,494)
(0.1)
(969)
(0.1)
Other income (expense)
(377)
(0.0)
(1,742)
(0.1)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
37,055
3.1
27,826
2.3
Income tax expense
14,318
1.2
10,115
0.8
Income from continuing operations
22,737
1.9
17,711
1.5
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax
benefit of $13 and $48, respectively
(22)
(0.0)
(75)
(0.0)
Net income
$22,715
1.9
$17,636
1.5
Earnings per common share - basic (a)
Continuing operations
$0.51
$0.35
Discontinued operations
(0.00)
(0.00)
Net income
$0.51
$0.35
Earnings per common share - diluted (a)
Continuing operations
$0.51
$0.35
Discontinued operations
(0.00)
(0.00)
Net income
$0.50
$0.34
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic
44,402
50,831
Dilutive effect of share-based awards
612
505
Diluted
45,014
51,336
Cash dividends declared per common share
$0.21
$0.19
(a)
The earnings per share for Continuing Operations, Discontinued Operations and Net Income are separately calculated in accordance with accounting pronouncements; therefore, the sum of earnings per share for Continuing Operations and Discontinued Operations may differ, due to rounding, from the calculated earnings per share of Net Income.
BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
26 WEEKS ENDED
26 WEEKS ENDED
JULY 30, 2016
AUGUST 1, 2015
%
%
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
Net sales
$2,515,730
100.0
$2,490,141
100.0
Gross margin
1,004,104
39.9
979,950
39.4
Selling and administrative expenses
842,152
33.5
834,551
33.5
Depreciation expense
60,456
2.4
62,217
2.5
Operating profit
101,496
4.0
83,182
3.3
Interest expense
(2,128)
(0.1)
(1,465)
(0.1)
Other income (expense)
302
0.0
(1,714)
(0.1)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
99,670
4.0
80,003
3.2
Income tax expense
38,320
1.5
29,984
1.2
Income from continuing operations
61,350
2.4
50,019
2.0
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
(expense) benefit of ($15) and $108, respectively
24
0.0
(170)
(0.0)
Net income
$61,374
2.4
$49,849
2.0
Earnings per common share - basic (a)
Continuing operations
$1.32
$0.96
Discontinued operations
0.00
(0.00)
Net income
$1.32
$0.96
Earnings per common share - diluted (a)
Continuing operations
$1.31
$0.95
Discontinued operations
0.00
(0.00)
Net income
$1.31
$0.95
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic
46,434
51,959
Dilutive effect of share-based awards
494
536
Diluted
46,928
52,495
Cash dividends declared per common share
$0.42
$0.38
(a)
The earnings per share for Continuing Operations, Discontinued Operations and Net Income are separately calculated in accordance with accounting pronouncements; therefore, the sum of earnings per share for Continuing Operations and Discontinued Operations may differ, due to rounding, from the calculated earnings per share of Net Income.
BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
13 WEEKS ENDED
13 WEEKS ENDED
JULY 30, 2016
AUGUST 1, 2015
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
Net cash provided by operating activities
$32,889
$29,138
Net cash used in investing activities
(26,278)
(35,550)
Net cash used in financing activities
(12,632)
(3,416)
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(6,021)
(9,828)
Cash and cash equivalents:
Beginning of period
64,390
67,191
End of period
$58,369
$57,363
BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
26 WEEKS ENDED
26 WEEKS ENDED
JULY 30, 2016
AUGUST 1, 2015
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
Net cash provided by operating activities
$111,500
$116,663
Net cash used in investing activities
(45,030)
(64,302)
Net cash used in financing activities
(62,245)
(47,259)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
4,225
5,102
Cash and cash equivalents:
Beginning of period
54,144
52,261
End of period
$58,369
$57,363
BIG LOTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
The following tables reconcile: (1) selling and administrative expenses, selling and administrative expense rate, operating profit, operating profit rate, income tax expense, effective income tax rate, income from continuing operations, net income, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2016, the year-to-date 2016, the second quarter of 2015, the year-to-date 2015, the third quarter of 2015, the fourth quarter of 2015, and the full year 2015 (GAAP financial measures) to 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 income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, and adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP financial measures).
Second quarter of 2016 - Thirteen weeks ended July 30, 2016
As Reported
Adjustment to
As Adjusted
exclude pension
(non-GAAP)
costs
Selling and administrative expenses
$
416,740
$
(1,070)
$
415,670
Selling and administrative expense rate
34.6%
(0.1%)
34.5%
Operating profit
38,926
1,070
39,996
Operating profit rate
3.2%
0.1%
3.3%
Income tax expense
14,318
424
14,742
Effective income tax rate
38.6%
0.0%
38.7%
Income from continuing operations
22,737
646
23,383
Net income
22,715
646
23,361
Diluted earnings per share from
continuing operations
$
0.51
$
0.01
$
0.52
Diluted earnings per share
$
0.50
$
0.01
$
0.52
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 income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, 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 accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") all costs associated with the Company’s pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $1,070 ($646, net of tax).
The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.
Year-to-date 2016 - Twenty-six weeks ended July 30, 2016
As Reported
Adjustment to
As Adjusted
exclude pension
(non-GAAP)
costs
Selling and administrative expenses
$
842,152
$
(3,210)
$
838,942
Selling and administrative expense rate
33.5%
(0.1%)
33.3%
Operating profit
101,496
3,210
104,706
Operating profit rate
4.0%
0.1%
4.2%
Income tax expense
38,320
1,270
39,590
Effective income tax rate
38.4%
0.0%
38.5%
Income from continuing operations
61,350
1,940
63,290
Net income
61,374
1,940
63,314
Diluted earnings per share from
continuing operations
$
1.31
$
0.04
$
1.35
Diluted earnings per share
$
1.31
$
0.04
$
1.35
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 income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, 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 all costs associated with the Company’s pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $3,210 ($1,940, net of tax).
The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.
Second quarter of 2015 - Thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2015
As Reported
Adjustment to
Adjustment to
As Adjusted
exclude loss
exclude pension
(non-GAAP)
contingency
costs
Selling and administrative expenses
$
414,305
$
(4,487)
$
(1,058)
$
408,760
Selling and administrative expense rate
34.2%
(0.4%)
(0.1%)
33.8%
Operating profit
30,537
4,487
1,058
36,082
Operating profit rate
2.5%
0.4%
0.1%
3.0%
Income tax expense
10,115
1,776
417
12,308
Effective income tax rate
36.4%
0.4%
0.1%
36.9%
Income from continuing operations
17,711
2,711
641
21,063
Net income
17,636
2,711
641
20,988
Diluted earnings per share from
continuing operations
$
0.35
$
0.05 $
0.01
$
0.41
Diluted earnings per share
$
0.34
$
0.05 $
0.01
$
0.41
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 income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, 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) a pretax accrual of a loss contingency associated with merchandise-related legal matters of $4,487 ($2,711, net of tax); and (2) all costs associated with the Company’s pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $1,058 ($641, net of tax).
The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.
Year-to-date 2015 - Twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2015
As Reported
Adjustment to
Adjustment to
As Adjusted
exclude loss
exclude pension
(non-GAAP)
contingency
costs
Selling and administrative expenses
$
834,551
$
(4,487)
$
(2,125)
$
827,939
Selling and administrative expense rate
33.5%
(0.2%)
(0.1%)
33.2%
Operating profit
83,182
4,487
2,125
89,794
Operating profit rate
3.3%
0.2%
0.1%
3.6%
Income tax expense
29,984
1,776
836
32,596
Effective income tax rate
37.5%
0.1%
0.0%
37.6%
Income from continuing operations
50,019
2,711
1,289
54,019
Net income
49,849
2,711
1,289
53,849
Diluted earnings per share from
continuing operations
$
0.95
$
0.05 $
0.02
$
1.03
Diluted earnings per share
$
0.95
$
0.05 $
0.02
$
1.03
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 income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, 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) a pretax accrual of a loss contingency associated with merchandise-related legal matters of $4,487 ($2,711, net of tax); and (2) all costs associated with the Company’s pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $2,125 ($1,289, net of tax).
The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.
Third quarter of 2015 - Thirteen weeks ended October 31, 2015
As Reported
Adjustment to
As Adjusted
exclude pension
(non-GAAP)
costs
Selling and administrative expenses
$
411,994
$
(2,560)
$
409,434
Selling and administrative expense rate
36.9%
(0.2%)
36.7%
Operating (loss) profit
(2,158)
2,560
402
Operating (loss) profit rate
(0.2%)
0.2%
0.0%
Income tax benefit
(2,400)
1,012
(1,388)
Effective income tax rate
58.5%
31.5%
90.0%
Loss from continuing operations
(1,703)
1,548
(155)
Net (loss) income
(1,508)
1,548
40
Diluted earnings per share from
continuing operations
$
(0.03)
$
0.03
$
(0.00)
Diluted earnings per share
$
(0.03)
$
0.03
$
0.00
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 income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, 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 accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") all costs associated with the Company’s pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $2,560 ($1,548, net of tax).
The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.
Fourth quarter of 2015 - Thirteen weeks ended January 30, 2016
As Reported
Adjustment to
As Adjusted
exclude pension
(non-GAAP)
costs
Selling and administrative expenses
$
462,172
$
(8,247)
$
453,925
Selling and administrative expense rate
29.2%
(0.5%)
28.7%
Operating profit
154,708
8,247
162,955
Operating profit rate
9.8%
0.5%
10.3%
Income tax expense
56,528
3,264
59,792
Effective income tax rate
37.3%
0.3%
37.6%
Income from continuing operations
94,692
4,983
99,675
Net income
94,532
4,983
99,515
Diluted earnings per share from
continuing operations
$
1.91
$
0.10
$
2.01
Diluted earnings per share
$
1.91
$
0.10
$
2.01
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 income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, 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 accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") all costs associated with the Company’s pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $8,247 ($4,983, net of tax).
The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.
Full Year 2015 - Fifty-two weeks ended January 30, 2016
As Reported
Adjustment to
Adjustment to
As Adjusted
exclude loss
exclude pension
(non-GAAP)
contingency
costs
Selling and administrative expenses
$
1,708,717
$
(4,487)
$
(12,932)
$
1,691,298
Selling and administrative expense rate
32.9%
(0.1%)
(0.2%)
32.6%
Operating profit
235,732
4,487
12,932
253,151
Operating profit rate
4.5%
0.1%
0.2%
4.9%
Income tax expense
83,842
1,776
5,112
90,730
Effective income tax rate
37.0%
0.0%
0.1%
37.1%
Income from continuing operations
143,008
2,711
7,820
153,539
Net income
142,873
2,711
7,820
153,404
Diluted earnings per share from
continuing operations
$
2.81
$
0.05 $
0.15
$
3.01
Diluted earnings per share
$
2.80
$
0.05 $
0.15
$
3.01
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 income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, 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) a pretax accrual of a loss contingency associated with merchandise-related legal matters of $4,487 ($2,711, net of tax); and (2) all costs associated with the Company’s pension plans, as the Company froze benefits and began termination activities for its pension plans in 2015 with the intentions of completing the termination and distributing all plan assets during 2016, which totaled $12,932 ($7,820, net of tax).
The pension costs encompass all items associated with net periodic benefit costs, including curtailment and settlement charges, and professional fees associated with the plan and plan termination proceedings.
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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