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$31.10
Footlocker
$1.96
6.73%
Earnings Details
1st Quarter April 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020 6:45:00 AM
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Summary

Footlocker Misses

Footlocker (FL) reported a 1st Quarter April 2020 loss of $0.67 per share on revenue of $1.2 billion. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.17 per share on revenue of $1.5 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.03 per share. Revenue fell 43.4% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

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
($0.67)
Earnings Whisper
$0.03
Consensus Estimate
($0.17)
Reported Revenue
$1.18 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.54 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Foot Locker, Inc. Reports 2020 First Quarter Results

NEW YORK, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended May 2, 2020.

"Against the backdrop of the pandemic and our global store closures, our team has focused intently on controlling what we can in order to protect our business. We have taken full advantage of the investments we have made in technology in recent years in order to stay connected with our customers and serve them online, worked aggressively to protect our financial position and flexibility, and taken actions to ensure we are well positioned to drive our business forward," said Richard Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Today, thanks to the unwavering efforts of our team, we are in the early stages on our road to recovery. Our phased reopening of stores is underway, and our plan is to build, be back, and be better than before."

Lauren Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, added, "As the severity of COVID-19's impact on the global retail industry became more evident, we took actions across our organization to control costs, bolster our financial position and increase our liquidity. We believe the operational and financial actions we have taken will enable us to create a safe environment in our stores and protect the health of our business to ensure that we emerge even stronger."

Actions taken by the Company to preserve cash and increase liquidity included: borrowing $330 million under the Company's $400 million credit facility; limiting capital expenditures to essential projects and reducing the full year capital expenditure forecast by 50% to $138 million; minimizing non-essential spending, including reductions in marketing, extending payment terms, limiting rent payments, and reducing merchandise purchases; and reducing salaries and deferring incentive compensation for the CEO and senior executives.

Additionally, while Foot Locker remains committed to returning capital to shareholders, the Company's Board of Directors has decided to temporarily suspend the cash dividend beginning with the second quarter payment. The Board will continue to evaluate the dividend policy on a quarterly basis. As previously disclosed on April 22, the Company also temporarily suspended its share repurchase program.

First Quarter Results
The Company reported a net loss of $98 million, or $0.93 per share, for the first quarter of 2020, compared to net income of $172 million, or $1.52 per share in the corresponding prior-year period. 

Total first quarter sales decreased 43.4 percent, to $1,176 million, compared to sales of $2,078 million for the corresponding prior-year period. Excluding the effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, total sales for the first quarter of 2020 decreased 42.9 percent. First quarter comparable-store sales decreased 42.8 percent. 

The Company's gross margin rate decreased to 23.0 percent from 33.2 percent a year ago and the SG&A expense rate increased to 26.9 percent from 20.0 percent in the first quarter of 2019. The deleverage for both gross margin and SG&A reflects the significant decline in sales due to the COVID-19 related store closures.

Non-GAAP Adjustments
During the first quarter, the Company recorded a pre-tax charge of $1 million related to administrative costs for its previously-disclosed pension matter. In addition, the Company recorded a tax charge of $27 million arising from a periodic revaluation of certain intellectual property rights pursuant to a non-US advance pricing agreement.  Excluding these items, the Company's non-GAAP loss was $0.67 per share during the first quarter, compared to non-GAAP earnings of $1.53 per share for the comparable period in 2019.  A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the tables below.

Financial Position
As of May 2, 2020, the Company's merchandise inventories were $1,458 million, 20.4 percent higher than at the end of the first quarter last year. Using constant currencies, inventory increased 21.3 percent. The Company's cash and cash equivalents totaled $1,012 million, while the debt on its balance sheet was $451 million, which includes $330 million borrowed from the Company's credit facility. 

During the quarter, the Company paid a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share.

Store Base Update
During the first quarter, the Company opened 5 new stores, remodeled or relocated 9 stores, and permanently closed 21 stores. As of May 2, 2020, the Company operated 3,113 stores in 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, 54 franchised Foot Locker stores were operating in the Middle East, as well as 4 franchised Runners Point stores in Germany.

The Company is hosting a live conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) today, May 22, 2020, to review these results and provide an update on the business.  This conference call may be accessed live by dialing 1-844-701-1163 in the U.S. or 1-412-317-5490 internationally, with the passcode 10141975, or via the Investor Relations section of the Foot Locker, Inc. website at https://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 one hour following the end of the call at 1-877-344-7529 in the U.S. or 1-855-669-9658 in Canada or 1-412-317-0088 internationally with passcode 10141975 through June 5, 2020. 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  https://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, the continued effect of the global pandemic, 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 2019 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.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(unaudited)

Periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019
(In millions, except per share amounts)




First Quarter



2020


2019

Sales


$

1,176


$

2,078

Cost of sales



905



1,389

SG&A



316



416

Depreciation and amortization



44



44

Impairment and other charges



1



1

(Loss) income from operations



(90)



228








Interest (expense) income, net



(1)



4

Other income, net



1



2

(Loss) income before income taxes



(90)



234

Income tax expense



8



62

Net (loss) income


$

(98)


$

172








Diluted (loss) earnings per share


$

(0.93)


$

1.52

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding



104.3



113.1

Impairment Considerations

These results do not include impairment considerations. The Company is evaluating approximately 70 stores with long-lived tangible assets of $50 million for potential impairment. Any impairment charges recorded will be excluded from our non-GAAP results consistent with our past practice.

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.

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.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(unaudited)

Periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019

(In millions, except per share amounts)


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




First Quarter



2020


2019

Pre-tax income:







(Loss) income before income taxes


$

(90)


$

234

Pre-tax adjustments excluded from GAAP:







Impairment and other charges (1)



1



1

Adjusted (loss) income before income taxes (non-GAAP)


$

(89)


$

235








After-tax income:







Net (loss) income


$

(98)


$

172

After-tax adjustments excluded from GAAP:







Impairment and other charges, net of income tax benefit of $- and $- million, respectively (1)



1



1

Tax charge related to revaluation of certain intellectual property rights (2)



27



Adjusted net (loss) income (non-GAAP)


$

(70)


$

173













First Quarter



2020


2019

Earnings per share:







Diluted (loss) earnings per share


$

(0.93)


$

1.52

Diluted EPS amounts excluded from GAAP:







Impairment and other charges (1)





0.01

Tax charge related to revaluation of certain intellectual property rights (2)



0.26



Adjusted diluted (loss) earnings per share (non-GAAP)


$

(0.67)


$

1.53


Notes on Non-GAAP Adjustments:

(1)  The Company recorded $1 million for both the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019 related to 
      ongoing administrative costs for the pension plan reformation. 

(2)  The Company recorded a $27 million tax charge related to the revaluation of certain intellectual property rights, 
      pursuant to a non-U.S. advance pricing agreement. 

 


 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
(In millions)




May 2,


May 4,



2020


2019

ASSETS














Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,012


$

1,126

Merchandise inventories



1,458



1,211

Other current assets



268



255




2,738



2,592

Property and equipment, net



793



810

Operating lease right-of-use assets



2,816



3,025

Deferred taxes



61



89

Other assets



401



412



$

6,809


$

6,928








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY














Current liabilities:







Revolving credit facility


$

330


$

-

Accounts payable



468



451

Accrued and other liabilities



264



340

Current portion of lease obligations



581



499




1,643



1,290

Long-term debt



121



123

Long-term lease obligations



2,591



2,804

Other liabilities



128



109

Total liabilities



4,483



4,326

Total shareholders' equity



2,326



2,602



$

6,809


$

6,928

 

 

Store Count and Square Footage
(unaudited)


Store activity is as follows:




February 1,






May 2,


Relocations/



2020


Opened


Closed


2020


Remodels

Foot Locker U.S.


867


2


2


867


4

Foot Locker Europe


636


1


4


633


2

Foot Locker Canada


105



1


104


Foot Locker Pacific


91




91


Foot Locker Asia   


14




14


Kids Foot Locker


431



1


430


Lady Foot Locker


46



2


44


Champs Sports


536


2


1


537


Footaction


245



3


242


2

Runners Point


81



5


76


Sidestep


77



2


75


1

Total


3,129


5


21


3,113


9


Selling and gross square footage are as follows:
















May 4, 2019

May 2, 2020

(in thousands)




Selling


Gross


Selling


Gross

Foot Locker U.S.




2,392


4,166


2,411


4,225

Foot Locker Europe




998


2,150


1,013


2,178

Foot Locker Canada




261


427


261


428

Foot Locker Pacific




138


228


148


240

Foot Locker Asia




23


43


42


76

Kids Foot Locker




741


1,272


739


1,277

Lady Foot Locker




75


126


65


108

Champs Sports




1,910


2,971


1,934


3,006

Footaction




806


1,371


763


1,252

Runners Point




128


224


99


177

Sidestep




73


131


73


134

SIX:02




60


102



Total




7,605


13,211


7,548


13,101

 

Contact:
James R. Lance
Vice President,
Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Foot Locker, Inc.
(212) 720-4600

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