BOOT
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Boot Barn Holdings
$.82
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter December 2018
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 4:10:00 PM
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Boot Barn Holdings Misses

Boot Barn Holdings (BOOT) reported 3rd Quarter December 2018 earnings of $0.66 per share on revenue of $254.0 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.66 per share on revenue of $254.7 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.67 per share. Revenue grew 13.0% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.25 to $0.27 per share on revenue of $186.0 million to $189.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.24 per share on revenue of $188.0 million for the quarter ending March 31, 2019.

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
$0.66
Earnings Whisper
$0.67
Consensus Estimate
$0.66
Reported Revenue
$254.0 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$254.7 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results and Increased Annual Guidance

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BOOT) today announced its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 29, 2018.

Highlights for the quarter ended December 29, 2018, were as follows:

  • Net sales increased 13.0% to $254.0 million.
  • Same store sales increased 9.2%, with double-digit growth in e-commerce and high single-digit growth in retail stores.
  • Net income was $19.0 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to net income of $20.1 million, or $0.73 per diluted share in the prior-year period. Net income per diluted share in the prior-year period was $0.46 when excluding $0.27 related to tax reform.
  • The Company opened two new stores during the quarter.

Jim Conroy, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our strong results in the third quarter reflect the continued strength across the country and in nearly all major product categories. Our strong merchandising initiatives, segmented marketing, and solid store operations drove double-digit growth in e-commerce and high single-digit growth in retail stores while expanding our consolidated merchandise margin 120 basis points. Our same store sales trend through the first five weeks of the fourth quarter is in line with our third quarter performance and we continue to hold true to our full-price selling model. Notably, our Texas stores also continue to perform better than company average. We are confident that the strategies we have in place have us well positioned to conclude a very successful fiscal 2019 with a strong fourth quarter performance.”

Operating Results for the Third Quarter Ended December 29, 2018

  • Net sales increased 13.0% to $254.0 million from $224.7 million in the prior-year period. The increase in net sales was driven by a 9.2% increase in same store sales, the sales contribution from acquired stores and sales from new stores added over the past twelve months.
  • Gross profit was $85.7 million, or 33.7% of net sales, compared to $71.9 million, or 32.0% of net sales, in the prior-year period. Gross profit increased primarily due to increased sales and an increase in merchandise margin rate. Gross profit rate increased primarily from a 120 basis point increase in merchandise margin rate and a 50 basis point decrease in buying and occupancy costs. The higher merchandise margin was driven by more full-price selling and growth in exclusive brand penetration.
  • Selling, general and administrative expense was $56.4 million, or 22.2% of net sales, compared to $47.5 million, or 21.2% of net sales, in the prior-year period. The increase in SG&A expenses was primarily a result of additional costs to support higher sales and expenses for both new and acquired stores. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A increased primarily as a result of higher incentive compensation in the thirteen weeks ended December 29, 2018 and a gain from insurance claims in the thirteen weeks ended December 30, 2017 that did not occur in the current year period.
  • Income from operations grew 20.1% to $29.3 million, or 11.5% of net sales, compared to $24.4 million, or 10.9% of net sales, in the prior-year period. This increase represents more than 60 basis points of improvement in operating profit margin.
  • Net income was $19.0 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to $20.1 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, in the prior-year period, which included $0.27 related to tax reform.
  • Opened 2 new stores, bringing the total count at quarter-end to 234 stores in 31 states.

Operating Results for the Nine Months Ended December 29, 2018

  • Net sales increased 15.2% to $584.1 million from $507.2 million in the prior-year period. The increase in net sales was driven by a 10.4% increase in same store sales, the sales contribution from acquired stores and sales from new stores added over the past twelve months.
  • Gross profit was $188.0 million, or 32.2% of net sales, compared to $155.0 million, or 30.6% of net sales, in the prior-year period. Gross profit increased primarily due to increased sales and an increase in merchandise margin rate. Gross profit rate increased primarily from a 100 basis point increase in merchandise margin rate and 60 basis points of leverage in buying and occupancy costs. The higher merchandise margin was driven by more full-price selling and growth in exclusive brand penetration.
  • Selling, general and administrative expense was $140.2 million, or 24.0% of net sales, compared to $120.0 million, or 23.7% of net sales, in the prior-year period. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased primarily as a result of additional costs to support higher sales and expenses for both new and acquired stores. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A increased primarily as a result of higher incentive compensation in the thirty-nine weeks ended December 29, 2018 and a gain from insurance claims in the thirty-nine weeks ended December 30, 2017 that did not occur in the current year period.
  • Income from operations grew 36.7% to $47.8 million, or 8.2% of net sales, compared to $35.0 million, or 6.9% of net sales, in the prior-year period. This increase represents 130 basis points of improvement in operating profit margin.
  • Net income was $30.3 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, compared to $22.0 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, in the prior-year period, which included $0.27 related to tax reform. Net income per diluted share in the thirty-nine weeks ended December 29, 2018 includes approximately $0.12 per share of tax benefit related to stock option exercises.
  • Added 11 stores through new openings and acquisitions and closed three stores.

Balance Sheet Highlights as of December 29, 2018

  • Cash of $50.6 million.
  • Average inventory per store was up 3.8% on a same store basis compared to December 30, 2017.
  • Total net debt of $174.0 million, including a zero balance under the revolving credit facility.

Fiscal Year 2019 Outlook

For the fiscal year ending March 30, 2019, the Company now expects:

  • To add 18 new stores, including the 11 stores opened and acquired during the first 9 months of fiscal 2019.
  • Same store sales growth of approximately 10%.
  • Total sales of $770 million to $773 million.
  • Income from operations between $62.0 million and $62.7 million compared to the Company’s prior outlook of between $57.5 million and $60.5 million.
  • Interest expense of approximately $16.5 million.
  • Net income of $37.7 million to $38.2 million, compared to the Company’s prior outlook of $33.6 million to $35.8 million.
  • Net income per diluted share of $1.31 to $1.33 based on 28.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, compared to the Company’s prior outlook of $1.16 to $1.24.

For the fiscal fourth quarter ending March 30, 2019, the Company expects:

  • Same store sales growth of 5.0% to 7.0%.
  • Total sales of $186 million to $189 million.
  • Net income per diluted share of $0.25 to $0.27 based on 28.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss the financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 is scheduled for today, February 5, 2019, 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) 289-0438. 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 March 5, 2019, by dialing (844) 512-2921 (domestic) or (412) 317-6671 (international) and entering the conference identification number: 6028469. 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 234 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 and 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.

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; the Company’s ability to effectively execute on its growth strategy; and the Company’s failure to maintain and enhance its strong brand image, to compete effectively, to maintain good relationships with its key suppliers, and 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.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
December 29, March 31,
2018 2018
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 50,614 $ 9,016
Accounts receivable, net 8,006 4,389
Inventories 225,241 211,472
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   14,348     16,250  
Total current assets 298,209 241,127
Property and equipment, net 97,206 89,208
Goodwill 195,858 193,095
Intangible assets, net 62,992 63,383
Other assets   1,381     1,128  
Total assets $ 655,646   $ 587,941  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Line of credit $

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$ 21,006
Accounts payable 122,655 89,958
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   61,558     40,034  
Total current liabilities 184,213 150,998
Deferred taxes 15,143 13,030
Long-term portion of notes payable, net 174,005 183,200
Capital lease obligation 6,876 7,303
Other liabilities   20,648     18,804  
Total liabilities   400,885     373,335  
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; December 29, 2018 - 100,000 shares authorized, 28,377 shares issued; March 31, 2018 - 100,000 shares authorized, 27,331 shares issued 3 3
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding

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Additional paid-in capital 158,360 148,127
Retained earnings 96,995 66,670
Less: Common stock held in treasury, at cost, 48 and 31 shares at December 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018, respectively   (597 )   (194 )
Total stockholders’ equity   254,761     214,606  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 655,646   $ 587,941  
 

               
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
December 29, December 30, December 29, December 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
Net sales $ 254,006 $ 224,732 $ 584,099 $ 507,183
Cost of goods sold   168,343   152,795   396,071   352,164
Gross profit 85,663 71,937 188,028 155,019
Selling, general and administrative expenses   56,366   47,542   140,205   120,046
Income from operations 29,297 24,395 47,823 34,973
Interest expense, net 4,011 3,821 12,264 11,268
Other income, net   4  

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  4  

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Income before income taxes 25,290 20,574 35,563 23,705
Income tax expense   6,260   425   5,238   1,681
Net income $ 19,030 $ 20,149 $ 30,325 $ 22,024
 
Earnings per share:
Basic shares $ 0.67 $ 0.76 $ 1.08 $ 0.83
Diluted shares $ 0.66 $ 0.73 $ 1.05 $ 0.81
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic shares 28,320 26,674 28,014 26,614
Diluted shares 28,886 27,596 28,775 27,146
 

       
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
December 29, December 30,
2018 2017
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 30,325 $ 22,024
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 13,225 11,619
Stock-based compensation 2,207 1,850
Amortization of intangible assets 499 899
Amortization of debt issuance fees and debt discount 933 895
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 23 73
Damaged asset write-off 103 2,525
Insurance recovery receivable (99 ) (168 )
Accretion of above market leases (20 ) (1 )
Store impairment charge 455

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Deferred taxes 2,113 (1,069 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisition:
Accounts receivable, net (3,522 ) (1,866 )
Inventories (7,734 ) (17,912 )
Inventories purchased in asset acquisitions (4,163 ) (2,752 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,774 736
Other assets (269 ) (183 )
Accounts payable 32,761 40,683
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 21,410 14,416
Other liabilities   1,588     873  
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 91,609   $ 72,642  
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment $ (21,826 ) $ (18,676 )
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired (4,424 )

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Insurance recoveries for property and equipment   4     697  
Net cash used in investing activities $ (26,246 ) $ (17,979 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Payments on line of credit - net $ (21,006 ) $ (33,274 )
Repayments on debt and capital lease obligations (10,382 ) (10,328 )
Debt issuance fees paid

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(520 )
Tax withholding payments for net share settlement (403 ) (103 )
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options   8,026     653  
Net cash used in financing activities $ (23,765 ) $ (43,572 )
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 41,598 11,091
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   9,016     8,035  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 50,614   $ 19,126  
 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Cash paid for income taxes $ 397 $ 470
Cash paid for interest $ 11,290 $ 10,192
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:
Unpaid purchases of property and equipment $ 1,178 $ 1,249
 

                   
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
Store Count
 
Fiscal Year Ended Fiscal Year Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended
April 1, March 31, June 30, September 29, December 29,
2017 2018 2018 2018 2018
Store Count (BOP) 208 219 226 230 232
Opened/Acquired 12 9 6 3 2
Closed Boot Barn Stores (1 ) (2 ) (2 ) (1 )

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Store Count (EOP) 219   226   230   232   234
 

                   
Debt Covenant EBITDA Reconciliation

(Unaudited)

 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
December 29, September 29, June 30, March 31, December 30,
2018 2018 2018 2018 2017
Boot Barn's Net income $ 19,030 $ 4,534 $ 6,761 $ 6,855 $ 20,149
Income tax expense/(benefit) 6,260 10 (1,032 ) 619 425
Interest expense, net 4,011 4,153 4,100 3,808 3,821
Depreciation and intangible asset amortization   4,720     4,573   4,431     4,610     4,263
Boot Barn's EBITDA $ 34,021 $ 13,270 $ 14,260 $ 15,892 $ 28,658
 
Non-cash stock-based compensation (a) $ 791 $ 804 $ 612 $ 398 $ 597
Non-cash accrual for future award redemptions (b) 526 92 22 (120 ) 47
Loss/(gain) on disposal of assets (c) (4 ) 27 - 179 12
Store impairment charge (d) 150 92 213 83 -
Secondary offering costs (e)   -     -   176     294     -
Boot Barn's Adjusted EBITDA $ 35,484 $ 14,285 $ 15,283 $ 16,726 $ 29,314
 
Additional adjustments (f)   455     553   935     546     862
Consolidated EBITDA per Loan Agreements $ 35,939   $ 14,838 $ 16,218   $ 17,272   $ 30,176
(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 store impairment charges recorded in order to reduce the carrying amount of the assets to their estimated fair values.
(e) Represents professional fees and expenses incurred in connection with the January 2018 and May 2018 secondary offerings.
(f) 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.

Investors:
ICR, Inc.
Brendon Frey, 203-682-8216
BootBarnIR@icrinc.com
or
Media:
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
Jim Watkins, 949-453-4428
Vice President, Investor Relations
BootBarnIRMedia@bootbarn.com

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