BOOT
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Boot Barn Holdings
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter December 2017
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:10:00 PM
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Summary

Boot Barn Sees Fourth Quarter Above Estimates

Boot Barn Holdings (BOOT) reported 3rd Quarter December 2017 earnings of $0.46 per share on revenue of $224.7 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.45 per share on revenue of $225.1 million. Revenue grew 12.7% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.15 to $0.16 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.13 per share for the quarter ending March 31, 2018.

Boot Barn Holdings Inc operates specialty retail stores that sell western and work boots and related apparel and accessories. It operates retail locations throughout the U.S. and sells its merchandise via the Internet.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.46
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.45
Reported Revenue
$224.7 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$225.1 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) today announced its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 30, 2017.

Highlights for the quarter ended December 30, 2017, were as follows:

-- Net sales increased 12.7% to $224.7 million.

Same store sales increased 5.2%, with stores outperforming e-commerce sales.

Net income per diluted share was $0.73 based on 27.6 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Excluding the impact of the change in federal tax law, net income per diluted share was $0.46 compared to guidance of $0.40 to $0.43, which was based on 27.2 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

-- The Company opened four new stores during the quarter.

Jim Conroy, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We experienced solid sales growth during the third quarter and through January driven by the combination of a healthier consumer environment and solid execution across the company. Our retail stores led our growth with improvements in our marketing, merchandising, and in-store initiatives. I am very pleased with our holiday performance as we drove sales growth without relying on outsized sales promotion, resulting in an increase to merchandise margin. At the same time, we continue to build out our multi-brand e-commerce strategy, having advanced some important capital projects in our fulfillment center. While these investments resulted in some temporary disruption to e-commerce revenue and unanticipated labor and freight costs during the peak holiday season, I believe we are well positioned to build our market share on this platform going forward. I am pleased with the current tone of business and believe we can continue to further expand our market share as we reaccelerate new store openings and capitalize on our advanced omni-channel capabilities."

Operating Results for the Third Quarter Ended December 30, 2017

Net sales increased 12.7% to $224.7 million from $199.4 million in the prior-year period. Net sales increased due to an increase of 5.2% in same store sales, the sales contribution from seven new stores opened over the past twelve months and the four stores acquired from Wood’s Boots, and sales from the Country Outfitter site that was acquired in February 2017.

Gross profit was $71.9 million, or 32.0% of net sales, compared to $63.4 million, or 31.8% of net sales, in the prior-year period. Gross profit increased primarily due to increased sales. As a percentage of net sales, consolidated gross profit increased primarily as a result of a 10 basis point increase in merchandise margin rate and a 10 basis point decrease in buying and occupancy costs. The higher merchandise margin rate was driven by more full-price selling, less clearance and increased exclusive brand penetration, partially offset by higher freight due to the temporary challenges in our e-commerce fulfillment center. The improvement in buying and occupancy costs as a percentage of sales resulted from leveraging fixed occupancy costs on increased sales, partially offset by increased labor costs in the Company’s fulfillment center to meet holiday e-commerce demand.

Selling, general and administrative expense was $47.5 million, or 21.2% of net sales, compared to $42.5 million, or 21.3% of net sales, in the prior-year period. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased primarily as a result of increased sales and additional costs for both new and acquired stores. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales decreased as a result of expense leverage on higher sales. A net pre-tax gain from insurance and other settlements related primarily to losses suffered in the second quarter from Hurricane Harvey was offset by incentive compensation expense in the third quarter.

Income from operations increased 16.9%, to $24.4 million, or 10.9% of net sales, compared to $20.9 million, or 10.5% of net sales, in the prior-year period.

The Company opened four new stores, ending the quarter with 226 stores in 31 states.

Net income was $20.1 million, or $0.73 per diluted share. Excluding the impact of the change in federal tax law that generated approximately $0.24 per share of tax benefit from the revaluation of deferred tax liabilities and $0.03 of tax benefit from a lower effective tax rate, net income per diluted share was $0.46, compared to $0.39 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

Operating Results for the Nine Months Ended December 30, 2017

Net sales increased 8.6% to $507.2 million from $466.8 million in the prior-year period. Net sales increased due to the sales contribution from seven new stores opened over the past twelve months and the four stores acquired from Wood’s Boots, a 3.1% increase in same store sales, and sales from the Country Outfitter site that was acquired in February 2017.

Gross profit was $155.0 million, or 30.6% of net sales, compared to $140.6 million, or 30.1% of net sales, in the prior-year period. Gross profit increased primarily due to increased sales. As a percentage of sales, consolidated gross profit increased as a result of a 40 basis point increase in merchandise margin rate and 10 basis points of occupancy leverage.

Selling, general and administrative expense was $120.0 million, or 23.7% of net sales, compared to $110.8 million, or 23.7% of net sales, in the prior-year period. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased as a result of additional costs associated with the opening of new and acquired stores over the last twelve months and incremental operational costs associated with the growth in the business.

Income from operations increased 17.5%, to $35.0 million, or 6.9% of net sales, compared to $29.8 million, or 6.4% of net sales, in the prior-year period.

The Company opened five new stores, acquired four stores from Wood’s Boots and closed two Boot Barn stores, ending the period with 226 stores in 31 states.

Net income was $22.0 million, or $0.81 per diluted share. Excluding the impact of the change in federal tax law, net income per diluted share was $0.54, compared to $0.43 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

Balance Sheet Highlights as of December 30, 2017

-- Cash of $19.1 million.

Average inventory per store was flat on a comp store basis compared to December 24, 2016.

Total net debt of $182.9 million, including a zero balance under the revolving credit facility.

Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook

For the fiscal fourth quarter ending March 31, 2018 the Company expects:

-- Same store sales growth of 4.0% to 5.0%.

Income from operations between $8.3 million and $8.6 million, which includes an estimated $0.3 million of secondary offering costs.

Net income of $4.2 million to $4.5 million, which is based on a blended tax rate of 5.8% for the quarter. The Company’s effective tax rate of 36.2% is expected to be further reduced by an estimated tax benefit of $1.4 million, or $0.05 per share, related to stock option exercises made primarily in conjunction with the secondary offering that closed on January 22, 2018. Net income also includes the estimated pre-tax secondary offering costs of $0.3 million, or approximately $0.01 per share.

Net income per diluted share of $0.15 to $0.16 based on 28.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, the Company now expects:

To open 10 new stores, including the acquisition of the four Wood’s Boots stores.

Income from operations between $43.2 million and $43.5 million, which includes an estimated $0.3 million of secondary offering costs.

Net income between $26.2 million and $26.5 million, which includes a $6.8 million tax benefit from the revaluation of deferred tax liabilities and an updated annual tax rate pursuant to tax reform.

Net income per diluted share of $0.95 to $0.96 based on 27.7 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding compared to the Company’s November 2, 2017 outlook of $0.57 to $0.61 which assumed 27.2 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss the financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 is scheduled for today, January 31, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT). Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (800) 263-0877. The conference call will also be available to interested parties through a live webcast at investor.bootbarn.com. Please visit the website and select the "Events and Presentations" link at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary software. A telephone replay of the call will be available until February 28, 2018, by dialing (844) 512-2921 (domestic) or (412) 317-6671 (international) and entering the conference identification number: 3460704. Please note participants must enter the conference identification number in order to access the replay.

About Boot Barn

Boot Barn is the nation’s leading lifestyle retailer of western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company offers its loyal customer base a wide selection of work and lifestyle brands. As of the date of this release, Boot Barn operates 226 stores in 31 states, in addition to an e-commerce channel www.bootbarn.com. The Company also operates www.sheplers.com, the nation’s leading pure play online western and work retailer. Sheplers has been part of the western, outdoor, and work lifestyle for over 100 years. Beginning in February 2017, the Company has operated www.countryoutfitter.com, an e-commerce site selling to customers who live a country lifestyle. For more information, call 888-Boot-Barn or visit www.bootbarn.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company presents adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA to help the Company describe its operating and financial performance. These financial measures are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be construed in isolation or as an alternative to actual income from operations, actual net income, and actual earnings per diluted share and other income or cash flow statement data (as presented in the Company’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP), or as a better indicator of operating performance or as a measure of liquidity. These non-GAAP financial measures, as defined by the Company, may not be comparable to similar non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies. The Company’s management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with transparency and help illustrate financial results by excluding items that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, the Company’s core operating results, thereby providing a better baseline for analyzing trends in the underlying business. See the table at the end of this press release for a reconciliation of adjusted income from operations to income from operations, adjusted net income to net income, and adjusted net income per diluted share to net income per diluted share. Additionally, see the table at the end of this press release for a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA, as well as Consolidated EBITDA as defined in the Company’s loan agreements, to net income.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements refer to our current expectations and projections relating to, by way of example and without limitation, our financial condition, liquidity, profitability, results of operations, margins, plans, objectives, strategies, future performance, business and industry. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "project", "plan", "intend", "believe", "may", "might", "will", "could", "should", "can have", "likely", "outlook" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events, but not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that the Company’s management has made in light of their industry experience and on their perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you consider this press release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the Company’s control) and assumptions. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, the following: decreases in consumer spending due to declines in consumer confidence, local economic conditions or changes in consumer preferences and the Company’s ability to effectively execute on its growth strategy; the failure to maintain and enhance its strong brand image; inability to compete effectively; failure to maintain good relationships with its key suppliers; and inability to improve and expand its exclusive product offerings. The Company discusses the foregoing risks and other risks in greater detail under the heading "Risk factors" in the periodic reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect the Company’s actual financial results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Because of these factors, the Company cautions that you should not place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for the Company to predict those events or how they may affect the Company. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to update or revise the forward-looking statements in this press release after the date of this press release.

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
December 30,
April 1,
2017
2017
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
19,126
$
8,035
Accounts receivable, net
6,388
4,354
Inventories
207,538
189,096
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
12,277
22,818
Total current assets
245,329
224,303
Property and equipment, net
88,043
82,711
Goodwill
193,095
193,095
Intangible assets, net
63,612
64,511
Other assets
1,144
961
Total assets
$
591,223
$
565,581
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Line of credit
$ --
$
33,274
Accounts payable
117,513
77,482
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
50,456
35,983
Current portion of notes payable, net
--
1,062
Total current liabilities
167,969
147,801
Deferred taxes
10,102
20,961
Long-term portion of notes payable, net
182,939
191,517
Capital lease obligation
7,440
7,825
Other liabilities
18,440
17,568
Total liabilities
386,890
385,672
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; December 30, 2017 - 100,000 shares
3
3
authorized, 26,753 shares issued; April 1, 2017 - 100,000 shares
authorized, 26,575 shares issued
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000 shares authorized, no
--
--
shares issued or outstanding
Additional paid-in capital
144,687
142,184
Retained earnings
59,815
37,791
Less: Common stock held in treasury, at cost, 30 and 14 shares at
(172 )
(69 )
December 30, 2017 and April 1, 2017, respectively
Total stockholders’ equity
204,333
179,909
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
591,223
$
565,581
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Thirteen Weeks Ended
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
December 30,
December 24,
December 30,
December 24,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Net sales
$ 224,732
$ 199,431
$ 507,183
$
466,813
Cost of goods sold
152,795
136,068
352,164
326,255
Gross profit
71,937
63,363
155,019
140,558
Selling, general and administrative expenses
47,542
42,500
120,046
110,803
Income from operations
24,395
20,863
34,973
29,755
Interest expense, net
3,821
3,637
11,268
10,848
Income before income taxes
20,574
17,226
23,705
18,907
Income tax expense
425
6,719
1,681
7,298
Net income
$
20,149
$
10,507
$
22,024
$
11,609
Earnings per share:
Basic shares
$
0.76
$
0.40
$
0.83
$
0.44
Diluted shares
$
0.73
$
0.39
$
0.81
$
0.43
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic shares
26,674
26,495
26,614
26,432
Diluted shares
27,596
27,165
27,146
26,891
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
December 30,
December 24,
2017
2016
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income
$
22,024
$
11,609
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation
11,619
10,688
Stock-based compensation
1,850
2,260
Excess tax benefit
--
(7 )
Amortization of intangible assets
899
1,615
Amortization and write-off of debt issuance fees and debt discount
895
843
Loss on disposal of property and equipment
73
163
Hurricane-related asset write-off
2,525
--
Insurance recovery receivable
(168 )
--
Accretion of above market leases
(1 )
(33 )
Deferred taxes
(1,069 )
3,256
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net
(1,866 )
(2,422 )
Inventories
(17,912 )
(3,697 )
Inventories from purchase of Wood’s Boots
(2,752 )
--
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
736
2,256
Other assets
(183 )
1,150
Accounts payable
40,683
23,513
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
14,416
12,762
Other liabilities
873
4,207
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
72,642
$
68,163
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment
$
(18,676 )
$
(17,698 )
Hurricane-related insurance recoveries for property and equipment
697
--
Net cash used in investing activities
$
(17,979 )
$
(17,698 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Payments on line of credit - net
$
(33,274 )
$
(25,795 )
Repayments on debt and capital lease obligations
(10,328 )
(1,788 )
Debt issuance fees paid
(520 )
--
Tax withholding payments for net share settlement
(103 )
(55 )
Excess tax benefit from stock options
--
7
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options
653
1,180
Net cash used in financing activities
$
(43,572 )
$
(26,451 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
11,091
24,014
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
8,035
7,195
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
19,126
$
31,209
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Cash paid for income taxes
$
470
$
1,389
Cash paid for interest
$
10,192
$
10,014
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:
Unpaid purchases of property and equipment
$
1,249
$
1,422
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
Store Count
Fiscal Year Ended
Fiscal Year Ended
Quarter Ended
Quarter Ended
Quarter Ended
Quarter Ended
Quarter Ended
Quarter Ended
Quarter Ended
March 28,
March 26,
June 25,
September 24,
December 24,
April 1,
July 1,
September 30,
December 30,
2015
2016
2016
2016
2016
2017
2017
2017
2017
Store Count (BOP)
152
169
208
210
212
219
219
220
222
Opened/Acquired
18
47
2
2
6
2
1
4
4
Relocated
--
--
--
--
1
(1 )
--
--
--
Closed Boot Barn Stores
(1 )
(2 )
--
--
--
(1 )
--
(2 )
--
Closed Sheplers Stores
--
(6 )
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Store Count (EOP)
169
208
210
212
219
219
220
222
226
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
Thirteen
Thirteen Weeks Ended
Fourteen
Thirteen
Weeks Ended
Weeks Ended
Weeks Ended
December 30,
September 30,
July 1,
April 1,
December 24,
2017
2017
2017
2017
2016
Boot Barn’s Net income
$ 20,149
$
1,098
$
777
$
2,588
$ 10,507
Income tax expense
425
751
506
1,624
6,719
Interest expense, net
3,821
3,789
3,658
3,851
3,637
Depreciation and intangible asset amortization
4,263
4,142
4,113
4,407
4,207
Boot Barn’s EBITDA
$ 28,658
$
9,780
$
9,054
$ 12,470
$ 25,070
Non-cash stock-based compensation (a)
$
597
$
678
$
575
$
763
$
754
Non-cash accrual for future award redemptions (b)
47
(162 )
5
(489 )
399
Loss/(gain) on disposal of assets (c)
12
47
14
204
(22 )
Store impairment charge (d)
-
-
-
1,164
-
Boot Barn’s Adjusted EBITDA
$ 29,314
$ 10,343
$
9,648
$ 14,112
$ 26,201
Additional adjustments (e)
862
418
628
156
778
Consolidated EBITDA per Loan Agreements
$ 30,176
$ 10,761
$ 10,276
$ 14,268
$ 26,979
________________________________________________________
(a)
Represents non-cash compensation expenses related to stock
options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units
granted to certain of our employees and directors.
(b)
Represents the non-cash accrual for future award redemptions in
connection with our customer loyalty program.
(c)
Represents loss/(gain) on disposal of assets from store closures.
(d)
Represents the store impairment charge recorded at three stores in
the fourteen weeks ended April 1, 2017 in order to reduce the
carrying amount of the assets to their estimated fair values.
(e)
Adjustments to Boot Barn’s Adjusted EBITDA as provided in the 2015
Golub Term Loan and June 2015 Wells Fargo Revolver include
pre-opening costs, franchise and state taxes, and other
miscellaneous adjustments.

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SOURCE: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.

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