FL
$41.97
Footlocker
($.54)
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Earnings Details
1st Quarter April 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019 6:45:00 AM
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Summary

Footlocker Misses

Footlocker (FL) reported 1st Quarter April 2019 earnings of $1.53 per share on revenue of $2.1 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.61 per share on revenue of $2.1 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.64 per share. Revenue grew 2.6% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it now expects fiscal year earnings per share growth in the high-single digits, or earnings of approximately $5.13 per share. The company's previous guidance was double-digit earnings per share growth, or earnings of $5.18 per share or more, and the current consensus earnings estimate is $5.19 per share for the year ending January 31, 2020.

Foot Locker Inc is a retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel, operating primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.53
Earnings Whisper
$1.64
Consensus Estimate
$1.61
Reported Revenue
$2.08 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.10 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Foot Locker, Inc. Reports 2019 First Quarter Results

NEW YORK, May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, reported today financial results for its first quarter ended May 4, 2019.

First Quarter Results
Net income for the Company's first quarter of 2019 was $172 million, or $1.52 per share, compared to net income of $165 million, or $1.38 per share in the corresponding prior-year period.  Excluding charges recorded in connection with the Company's pension matter, non-GAAP earnings were $1.53 per share and $1.45 per share for the first quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively.  A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the tables below.

First quarter comparable-store sales increased 4.6 percent.  Total first quarter sales increased 2.6 percent, to $2,078 million, compared to sales of $2,025 million for the corresponding prior-year period.  Excluding the effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, total sales for the first quarter of 2019 increased 4.7 percent.  The Company's gross margin rate increased to 33.2 percent from 32.9 percent a year ago, while the SG&A expense rate increased to 20.0 percent from 19.0 percent in the first quarter of 2018, largely reflecting the strategic investments the Company is making in its digital capabilities and infrastructure.

"We started the year with great energy, innovative products, and exciting customer events, leading to solid top-line growth in the first quarter with strong performance across our regions, banners, channels, and categories," said Richard Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Based on the momentum we have underway, we feel confident that the updated strategic imperatives we introduced at our Investor Day in March position us to deliver on our long-term goals."

"The team did an excellent job positioning the Company to leverage its mostly fixed occupancy and buyers compensation expenses during the first quarter," said Lauren Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  "To build on this momentum and create even deeper connections with our customers, we continue investing in our digital capabilities, store fleet, and infrastructure, which we believe will deliver returns on both the top-line and bottom-line, creating shareholder value in the short and long term."

Financial Outlook
The Company is on track with its previously stated full-year outlook, including sales, gross margin, and SG&A; however, earnings per share are now expected to be up high-single digits based on the share repurchase activity to date.

Financial Position
As of May 4, 2019, the Company's merchandise inventories were $1,211 million, 0.1 percent higher than at the end of the first quarter last year.  Using constant currencies, inventory increased 1.7 percent. 

The Company's cash totaled $1,126 million, while the debt on its balance sheet was $123 million.  During the first quarter of 2019, the Company adopted the new lease accounting rules.  In connection with that adoption, the Company recognized $3,273 million of lease obligations and right-of-use assets of $3,004 million, the difference is due primarily to previously recognized amounts.  The Company spent $1.8 million to repurchase 32,100 shares during the quarter and paid a quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share, spending $43 million.

Store Base Update
During the first quarter, the Company opened 14 new stores, remodeled or relocated 13 stores, and closed 34 stores.  As of May 4, 2019, the Company operated 3,201 stores in 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.  In addition, 119 franchised Foot Locker stores were operating in the Middle East, as well as 10 franchised Runners Point stores in Germany.

The Company is hosting a live conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) today, May 24, 2019, to review these results and discuss the outlook for 2019.  This conference call may be accessed live by dialing 1-800-936-2724 (U.S. and Canada) or + 44 203-107-0289 (International), with the passcode 8189067 or via the Investor Relations section of the Foot Locker, Inc. website at http://www.footlocker-inc.com.  Please log on to the website 15 minutes prior to the call in order to register. An archived replay of the conference call can be accessed approximately two hours following the end of the call at 1-855-859-2056 with the passcode 8189067 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 404-537-3406 with passcode 8189067 (International) through June 7, 2019.  A replay of the call will be also be available via webcast from the same Investor Relations section of the Foot Locker, Inc. website at http://www.footlocker-inc.com.

Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Other than statements of historical facts, all statements which address activities, events, or developments that the Company anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, but not limited to, such things as future capital expenditures, expansion, strategic plans, financial objectives, dividend payments, stock repurchases, growth of the Company's business and operations, including future cash flows, revenues, and earnings, and other such matters, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on many assumptions and factors which are detailed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

These forward-looking statements are based largely on our expectations and judgments and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are unforeseeable and beyond our control. For additional discussion on risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" disclosed in the 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Any changes in such assumptions or factors could produce significantly different results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

Periods ended May 4, 2019 and May 5, 2018

(In millions, except per share amounts)




First Quarter



2019


2018

Sales


$

2,078


$

2,025

Cost of sales



1,389



1,359

SG&A



416



385

Depreciation and amortization



44



45

Litigation and other charges



1



12

Income from operations



228



224








Interest income, net



(4)



(2)

Other income



(2)



(3)

Income before income taxes



234



229

Income tax expense



62



64

Net income


$

172


$

165








Diluted EPS


$

1.52


$

1.38

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding



113.1



119.1

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting the Company's financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company reports certain financial results that differ from what is reported under GAAP. We have presented certain financial measures identified as non-GAAP, such as sales changes excluding foreign currency fluctuations, adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted earnings per share.

We present certain amounts as excluding the effects of foreign currency fluctuations, which are also considered non-GAAP measures.  Where amounts are expressed as excluding the effects of foreign currency fluctuations, such changes are determined by translating all amounts in both years using the prior-year average foreign exchange rates.  Presenting amounts on a constant currency basis is useful to investors because it enables them to better understand the changes in our business that are not related to currency movements.

These non-GAAP measures are presented because we believe they assist investors in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core business or affect comparability.  In addition, these non-GAAP measures are useful in assessing our progress in achieving our long-term financial objectives.

The various non-GAAP adjustments are summarized in the tables below.  We estimate the tax effect of all non-GAAP adjustments by applying a marginal tax rate to each of the respective items. The income tax items represent the discrete amount that affected the period.

The non-GAAP financial information is provided in addition to, and not as an alternative to, our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

Periods ended May 4, 2019 and May 5, 2018
(In millions, except per share amounts)



Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results:




First Quarter



2019


2018








Pre-tax income:







Income before income taxes


$

234


$

229

Pre-tax adjustments excluded from GAAP:







Litigation and other charges (1)



1



12

Adjusted income before income taxes (non-GAAP)


$

235


$

241








After-tax income:







Net income


$

172


$

165

After-tax adjustments excluded from GAAP:







Litigation charge, net of income tax benefit of $- and $3 million, respectively (1)



1



9

Adjusted net income (non-GAAP)


$

173


$

174




First Quarter



2019


2018

Earnings per share:







Diluted EPS


$

1.52


$

1.38

Diluted EPS amounts excluded from GAAP:







Litigation and other charges (1)



0.01



0.07

Adjusted diluted EPS (non-GAAP)


$

1.53


$

1.45



Notes on Non-GAAP Adjustments:


(1)      The Company recorded pre-tax charges of $1 million and $12 million for the quarters ended May 4, 2019 
          and May 5, 2018, respectively, related to a pension litigation matter and the related plan reformation.  The 
          charge in the current period reflects professional fees in connection with the plan reformation.  The prior 
          year charge reflected adjustments to the value of the judgment and interest that continued to accrue, as 
          required by the provisions of the required plan reformation.

 

 


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
(In millions)




May 4,


May 5,



2019


2018

ASSETS














Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,126


$

1,029

Merchandise inventories



1,211



1,210

Other current assets



251



301




2,588



2,540

Property and equipment, net



810



843

Operating lease right-of-use assets



3,004



-

Deferred taxes



89



104

Other assets



412



476



$

6,903


$

3,963








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY














Current liabilities:







Accounts payable


$

451


$

344

Accrued and other liabilities



340



309

Current portion of lease obligations



497



-




1,288



653

Long-term debt



123



125

Long-term lease obligations



2,776



-

Other liabilities



109



642

Total liabilities



4,296



1,420

Total shareholders' equity



2,607



2,543



$

6,903


$

3,963

 

 

Store Count and Square Footage
(unaudited)


Store activity is as follows:




February 3,






May 4,


Relocations/



2019


Opened


Closed


2019


Remodels

Foot Locker US


886


2


7


881


2

Foot Locker Europe


642


1


9


634


3

Foot Locker Canada


107




107


3

Foot Locker Pacific


94



2


92


1

Foot Locker Asia   


5


1



6


Kids Foot Locker


428


3


1


430


Lady Foot Locker


57



3


54


Champs Sports


535


3


3


535


4

Footaction


250


3


1


252


Runners Point


107



5


102


Sidestep


80


1


3


78


SIX:02


30




30


Total


3,221


14


34


3,201


13












Selling and gross square footage are as follows:











February 3, 2019

May 4, 2019

(in thousands)




Selling


Gross


Selling


Gross

Foot Locker US




2,404


4,184


2,392


4,166

Foot Locker Europe




1,002


2,158


998


2,150

Foot Locker Canada




263


426


261


427

Foot Locker Pacific




139


230


138


228

Foot Locker Asia




19


34


23


43

Kids Foot Locker




738


1,267


741


1,272

Lady Foot Locker




79


133


75


126

Champs Sports




1,913


2,974


1,910


2,971

Footaction




799


1,360


806


1,371

Runners Point




138


238


128


224

Sidestep




74


133


73


131

SIX:02




60


102


60


102

Total




7,628


13,239


7,605


13,211

 

Contact:

James R. Lance

Vice President,

Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

Foot Locker, Inc.

(212) 720-4600

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