GCO
$33.50
Genesco
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(.15%)
Earnings Details
1st Quarter April 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:51:00 AM
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Summary

Genesco Misses

Genesco (GCO) reported 1st Quarter April 2017 earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $643.4 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.28 per share. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.41 per share. Revenue fell 0.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it expects fiscal year earnings of $3.90 to $4.05 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $4.40 to $4.55 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $4.44 per share for the year ending January 31, 2018.

Genesco Inc is engaged in the design and sourcing, marketing and distribution of footwear, apparel and accessories through retail stores.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.06
Earnings Whisper
$0.41
Consensus Estimate
$0.28
Reported Revenue
$643.4 Mil
Revenue Estimate
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Genesco Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results

Genesco Inc. (GCO) today reported earnings from continuing operations for the first quarter ended April 29, 2017, of $1.0 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $10.6 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended April 30, 2016. Fiscal 2018 first quarter results reflect a pretax asset impairment charge of $0.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share after tax. Fiscal 2017 first quarter results reflect pretax items of $3.6 million, or $0.12 per share after tax, including $3.4 million of asset impairment charges and $0.2 million in other legal matters.

Adjusted for the items described above in both periods, earnings from continuing operations were $1.1 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the first quarter of Fiscal 2018, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $13.0 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the first quarter of Fiscal 2017. For consistency with Fiscal 2018’s previously announced earnings expectations and with previously reported adjusted results for the prior year period, the Company believes that the disclosure of the results from continuing operations adjusted for these items will be useful to investors. A reconciliation of earnings and earnings per share from continuing operations in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles with the adjusted earnings and earnings per share numbers presented in this paragraph is set forth on Schedule B to this press release.

Net sales for the first quarter of Fiscal 2018 decreased 0.8% to $643 million from $649 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2017. Consolidated first quarter 2018 comparable sales, including same store sales and comparable e-commerce and catalog sales, decreased 1%, with a 5% decrease in the Journeys Group, a 1% increase in the Lids Sports Group, a 10% increase in the Schuh Group, and a 3% decrease in the Johnston & Murphy Group. Comparable sales for the Company included a 4% decrease in same store sales and a 28% increase in direct sales.

Robert J. Dennis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Genesco, said, "Our first quarter performance reflects a number of challenges, many of which were expected, early in the new fiscal year. Consolidated comparable sales were pressured by weak store traffic in our U.S. businesses, which we believe was due in part to federal income tax refund delays, and by the impact from the significant fashion rotation at Journeys. This was partially offset by very strong growth in digital channel sales. The combination of a 1% comp decline, expense deleverage on lower sales, gross margin headwinds at Journeys and Lids, that were especially pronounced in the first quarter, and increased marketing and digital investment resulted in earnings substantially lower than last year and a little below our internal forecasts.

"While Journeys continues to make good progress adjusting its product offering to better reflect current consumer demand, we now believe Journeys’ comp recovery will take longer to materialize than previously expected due to a more significant slowdown in the declining part of its merchandise assortment. In addition, we have adopted a more conservative outlook for store-based sales given the anemic level of mall traffic year-to-date and the more pronounced shift in consumer spending away from stores to online. Therefore, we now expect adjusted diluted earnings per share for the year in the range of $3.90 to $4.05, compared to our previously issued guidance range of $4.40 to $4.55." These expectations do not include expected non-cash asset impairments and other charges, estimated in the range of $5.3 million to $6.3 million pretax, or $0.18 to $0.21 per share after tax, for the full fiscal year. They also do not include certain tax effects related to equity grants pursuant to the newly effective ASU 2016-09, estimated at $0.09 per share after tax. This guidance assumes comparable sales are flat to up to 1% for the full year. A reconciliation of the adjusted financial measures cited in the guidance to their corresponding measures as reported pursuant to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is included in Schedule B to this press release.

Dennis concluded, "While we are disappointed with our lower guidance, our second quarter comp trend through Saturday, May 20, is better than what we experienced in the first quarter, in particular for Journeys. Despite the slow start to the year, we believe that the strategies we are executing will result in improved sales and margin trends, particularly in the back half, as the year progresses and drive profitable growth and increased shareholder value over the long-term."

Conference Call and Management Commentary

The Company has posted detailed financial commentary in writing on its website, www.genesco.com, in the investor relations section. The Company’s live conference call on May 25, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. (Central time), may be accessed through the Company’s internet website, www.genesco.com. To listen live, please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary software.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding the performance outlook for the Company and its individual businesses (including, without limitation, sales, expenses, margins, growth and earnings) and all other statements not addressing solely historical facts or present conditions. Actual results could vary materially from the expectations reflected in these statements. A number of factors could cause differences. These include adjustments to estimates and projections reflected in forward-looking statements, including the level and timing of promotional activity necessary to maintain inventories at appropriate levels; the timing and amount of non-cash asset impairments related to retail store fixed assets and intangible assets of acquired businesses; the effectiveness of the Company’s omnichannel initiatives; costs associated with changes in minimum wage and overtime requirements; the level of chargebacks from credit card users for fraudulent purchases or other reasons; weakness in the consumer economy and retail industry; competition in the Company’s markets, including online; fashion trends that affect the sales or product margins of the Company’s retail product offerings; weakness in shopping mall traffic and challenges to the viability of malls where the Company operates stores, related to planned closings of anchor and department stores or other factors; the imposition of tariffs on imported products or the disallowance of tax deductions on imported products; changes in buying patterns by significant wholesale customers; bankruptcies or deterioration in financial condition of significant wholesale customers or the inability of wholesale customers or consumers to obtain credit; disruptions in product supply or distribution; unfavorable trends in fuel costs, foreign exchange rates, foreign labor and material costs, and other factors affecting the cost of products; the effects of the British decision to exit the European Union, including potential effects on consumer demand, currency exchange rates, and the supply chain; the Company’s ability to continue to complete and integrate acquisitions, expand its business and diversify its product base; changes in the timing of holidays or in the onset of seasonal weather affecting period-to-period sales comparisons; and the performance of athletic teams, the participants in major sporting events such as the Super Bowl and World Series, developments with respect to certain individual athletes, and other sports-related events or changes that may affect period-to-period comparisons in the Company’s Lids Sports Group retail businesses. Additional factors that could affect the Company’s prospects and cause differences from expectations include the ability to build, open, staff and support additional retail stores and to renew leases in existing stores and control occupancy costs, and to conduct required remodeling or refurbishment on schedule and at expected expense levels; deterioration in the performance of individual businesses or of the Company’s market value relative to its book value, resulting in impairments of fixed assets or intangible assets or other adverse financial consequences; unexpected changes to the market for the Company’s shares; variations from expected pension-related charges caused by conditions in the financial markets; disruptions in the Company’s information technology systems either by security breaches and incidents or by potential problems associated with the implementation of new or upgraded systems; and the cost and outcome of litigation, investigations and environmental matters involving the Company. Additional factors are cited in the "Risk Factors," "Legal Proceedings" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of, and elsewhere in, our SEC filings, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC website, www.sec.gov, or by contacting the investor relations department of Genesco via our website, www.genesco.com. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this release are beyond Genesco’s ability to control or predict. Genesco undertakes no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Forward-looking statements reflect the expectations of the Company at the time they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation to update such statements.

About Genesco Inc.

Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based specialty retailer, sells footwear, headwear, sports apparel and accessories in more than 2,750 retail stores and leased departments throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Germany, principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Schuh, Schuh Kids, Little Burgundy, Lids, Locker Room by Lids, Lids Clubhouse, Johnston & Murphy, and on internet websites www.journeys.com, www.journeyskidz.com, www.journeys.ca, www.shibyjourneys.com, www.schuh.co.uk, www.littleburgundyshoes.com, www.johnstonmurphy.com, www.lids.com, www.lids.ca, www.lidslockerroom.com, www.lidsclubhouse.com, www.neweracap.com, www.trask.com, and www.dockersshoes.com. The Company’s Lids Sports Group division operates the Lids headwear stores, the Locker Room by Lids and other team sports fan shops and single team clubhouse stores. In addition, Genesco sells wholesale footwear under its Johnston & Murphy brand, the Trask brand, the licensed Dockers brand, G.H. Bass & Co., and other brands. For more information on Genesco and its operating divisions, please visit www.genesco.com.

GENESCO INC.
Consolidated Earnings Summary
Three Months Ended
Apr. 29,
Apr. 30
In Thousands
2017
2016
Net sales
$
643,368
$
648,793
Cost of sales
324,455
319,096
Selling and administrative expenses
316,000
308,243
Asset impairments and other, net
119
3,557
Earnings from operations
2,794
17,897
Interest expense, net
1,177
1,137
Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 1,617
16,760
Income tax expense
620
6,196
Earnings from continuing operations
997
10,564
Provision for discontinued operations, net
(112)
(154)
Net Earnings
$
885
$
10,410
Earnings Per Share Information
Three Months Ended
Apr. 29,
Apr. 30
In Thousands (except per share amounts)
2017
2016
Average common shares - Basic EPS
19,189
20,815
Basic earnings per share:
Before discontinued operations
$0.05
$0.51
Net earnings
$0.05
$0.50
Average common and common
equivalent shares - Diluted EPS
19,293
20,990
Diluted earnings per share:
Before discontinued operations
$0.05
$0.50
Net earnings
$0.05
$0.50
GENESCO INC.
Consolidated Earnings Summary
Three Months Ended
Apr. 29,
Apr. 30
In Thousands
2017
2016
Sales:
Journeys Group
$
284,119
$
294,221
Schuh Group
76,456
75,670
Lids Sports Group
176,901
179,376
Johnston & Murphy Group
72,793
69,975
Licensed Brands
33,010
29,466
Corporate and Other
89
85
Net Sales
$
643,368
$
648,793
Operating Income (Loss):
Journeys Group
$
7,472
$
19,620
Schuh Group
(687)
(2,661)
Lids Sports Group
(1,786)
6,037
Johnston & Murphy Group
3,820
4,842
Licensed Brands
2,275
1,853
Corporate and Other(1)
(8,300)
(11,794)
Earnings from operations
2,794
17,897
Interest, net
1,177
1,137
Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 1,617
16,760
Income tax expense
620
6,196
Earnings from continuing operations
997
10,564
Provision for discontinued operations, net
(112)
(154)
Net Earnings
$
885
$
10,410
(1) Includes a $0.1 million charge in the first quarter of Fiscal 2018 for asset impairments.
Includes a $3.6 million charge in the first quarter of Fiscal 2017 which includes $3.4 million for asset impairments and $0.2 million in other legal matters.
GENESCO INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheet
Apr. 29,
Apr. 30
In Thousands
2017
2016
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$
43,371
$
42,750
Accounts receivable
54,314
52,813
Inventories
578,102
551,282
Other current assets
63,899
59,966
Total current assets
739,686
706,811
Property and Equipment
342,610
321,068
Goodwill and other intangibles
359,432
379,172
Other non-current assets
37,648
74,092
Total Assets
$ 1,479,376
$1,481,143
Liabilities and Equity
Accounts payable
$
175,588
$
166,954
Current portion long-term debt
1,617
14,631
Other current liabilities
115,495
129,428
Total current liabilities
292,700
311,013
Long-term debt
136,390
101,273
Pension liability
6,094
9,660
Deferred rent and other long-term liabilities
131,330
153,511
Equity
912,862
905,686
Total Liabilities and Equity
$ 1,479,376
$1,481,143
GENESCO INC.
Retail Units Operated - Three Months Ended April 29, 2017
Balance
Balance
Balance
01/30/16
Open
Close
01/28/17
Open
Close
04/29/17
Journeys Group
1,222
51
24
1,249
13
12
1,250
Schuh Group
125
7
4
128
1
0
129
Lids Sports Group*
1,332
15
107
1,240
5
46
1,199
Johnston & Murphy Group 173
8
4
177
1
0
178
Total Retail Units
2,852
81
139
2,794
20
58
2,756
* Includes 124 Locker Room by Lids in Macy’s stores as of April 29, 2017.
Comparable Sales (including same store and comparable direct sales)
Three Months Ended
Apr. 29,
Apr. 30,
2017
2016
Journeys Group
-5%
1%
Schuh Group
10%
-5%
Lids Sports Group
1%
2%
Johnston & Murphy Group
-3%
6%
Total Comparable Sales
-1%
1%
Schedule B
Genesco Inc.
Adjustments to Reported Earnings from Continuing Operations
Three Months Ended April 29, 2017 and April 30, 2016
Three Months Ended
April 29, 2017
April 30, 2016
Net of
Per Share
Net of
Per Share
In Thousands (except per share amounts)
Pretax
Tax
Amounts
Pretax
Tax
Amounts
Earnings from continuing operations, as reported
$
997
$
0.05
$
10,564
$
0.50
Pretax adjustments:
Impairment charges
$
119
78
0.01
$
3,436
2,205
0.11
Other legal matters
-
-
-
89
57
-
Network intrusion expenses
-
-
-
32
21
-
Total adjustments
$
119
78
0.01
$
3,557
2,283
0.11
Resolution of income tax matters and other items
24
-
106
0.01
Adjusted earnings from continuing operations (1) and (2)
$
1,099
$
0.06
$
12,953
$
0.62
.
(1) The adjusted tax rate for the first quarter of Fiscal 2018 is 34.2% excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of less than $0.1 million.
The adjusted tax rate for the first quarter of Fiscal 2017 is 35.8% excluding a FIN 48 discrete item of less than $0.1 million.
(2) EPS reflects 19.3 and 21.0 million share count for Fiscal 2018 and 2017, respectively, which includes common stock equivalents in both years.
The Company believes that disclosure of earnings and earnings per share from continuing operations adjusted for the items not reflected in the previously announced expectations will be meaningful to investors, especially in light of the impact of such items on the results.
Genesco Inc.
Adjustments to Reported Operating Income
Three Months Ended April 29, 2017 and April 30, 2016
Three Months Ended April 29, 2017
Operating
Adj Operating
In Thousands
Income
Other Adj
Income
Journeys Group
$
7,472 $
- $
7,472
Schuh Group
(687)
-
(687)
Lids Sports Group
(1,786)
-
(1,786)
Johnston & Murphy Group
3,820
-
3,820
Licensed Brands
2,275
-
2,275
Corporate and Other
(8,300)
119
(8,181)
Total Operating Income
$
2,794 $
119 $
2,913
Three Months Ended April 30, 2016
Operating
Adj Operating
In Thousands
Income
Other Adj
Income
Journeys Group
$
19,620 $
- $
19,620
Schuh Group
(2,661)
-
(2,661)
Lids Sports Group
6,037
-
6,037
Johnston & Murphy Group
4,842
-
4,842
Licensed Brands
1,853
-
1,853
Corporate and Other
(11,794)
3,557
(8,237)
Total Operating Income
$
17,897 $
3,557
$
21,454
Schedule B
Genesco Inc.
Adjustments to Forecasted Earnings from Continuing Operations
Fiscal Year Ending February 3, 2018
In Thousands (except per share amounts)
High Guidance
Low Guidance
Fiscal 2018
Fiscal 2018
Forecasted earnings from continuing operations
$
73,137
$
3.78 $
69,550
$
3.60
Adjustments:
(1)
Asset impairment and other charges
3,412
0.18
4,060
0.21
Tax impact for share-based awards
1,818
0.09
1,818
0.09
Adjusted forecasted earnings from continuing operations (2)
$
78,367
$
4.05 $
75,428
$
3.90
(1) All adjustments are net of tax where applicable.
The forecasted tax rate for Fiscal 2018 is approximately 35.2%.
(2) EPS reflects 19.4 million share count for Fiscal 2018 which includes common stock equivalents.
This reconciliation reflects estimates and current expectations of future results. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations and estimates, for reasons including those included in the discussion of forward-looking statements elsewhere in this release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update such expectations and estimates.

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