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Earnings Details
1st Quarter July 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:05:25 PM
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Summary

La-Z-Boy Misses

La-Z-Boy (LZB) reported 1st Quarter July 2017 earnings of $0.24 per share on revenue of $357.1 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.29 per share on revenue of $357.7 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.31 per share. Revenue grew 4.8% on a year-over-year basis.

La-Z-Boy Inc through its subsidiaries manufactures, markets, imports, distributes and retails upholstery furniture products.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.24
Earnings Whisper
$0.31
Consensus Estimate
$0.29
Reported Revenue
$357.1 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$357.7 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Earnings Release

La-Z-Boy Reports Fiscal 2018 First-Quarter Results

La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB) today reported its operating results for the fiscal 2018 first quarter ended July 29, 2017.

Consolidated sales increased 4.8% to $357.1 million versus $340.8 million in last year’s first quarter;

-- Same-store written sales for the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries network increased 0.7%;

-- Cash flow from operations was $19.5 million;

The company returned $16.8 million to shareholders through dividends and share purchases; and

Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.24 versus $0.28 in last year’s first quarter.

Sales for the fiscal 2018 first quarter were $357.1 million, compared with $340.8 million in the prior year’s first quarter. The company reported net income attributable to La-Z-Boy Incorporated of $11.7 million, or $0.24 per share, versus $13.8 million, or $0.28 per share, in last year’s first quarter. The fiscal 2018 first quarter’s results included a $0.03 per share benefit in other income for an investment gain, and last year’s first quarter included a $0.03 per share benefit for a legal settlement.

Sales in the company’s upholstery segment increased 2.6% to $274.4 million and the operating margin declined to 8.5% from 11.4% in last year’s first quarter, which included a 0.9 percentage point benefit from a legal settlement. In the casegoods segment, sales increased 1.9% to $25.5 million and the operating margin increased to 10.7% from 8.6%. Sales in the retail segment increased 15.5% to $110.5 million. On the core base of 122 stores included in last year’s first quarter, delivered sales declined 1.1% versus the prior year and the segment’s operating margin decreased to 1.6% from 2.3%.

Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy, said, "After a strong finish to fiscal 2017, we are disappointed with our start to this fiscal year. Although we posted a consolidated sales increase for the quarter, much of it related to acquired sales which did not add volume to our upholstery manufacturing operations which is our most profitable segment. Lower volume throughout our plants made it difficult to absorb fixed costs and this, combined with the normal seasonal slowdown and continued investments across the business, impacted our upholstery operating margin for the period. Additionally, due to acquisitions and growth in our retail segment, SG&A expenses increased during the quarter. As we move forward, we intend to manage our SG&A appropriately given various levels of volume. Our casegoods business performed well for the quarter as we continue to improve our product offering, value proposition and service levels to our customers. We believe this business is well positioned for continued growth moving forward."

Darrow continued, "Over the past year, we have developed a comprehensive e-commerce strategy to address the evolution in furniture sales through this channel and are pursuing three opportunities: increasing online sales of La-Z-Boy furniture through la-z-boy.com and other digital players; leveraging the strength of our world-class global supply chain to support other e-commerce brands; and investing in new online companies. One such investment that converted to preferred shares in a recent round of financing, has already increased in value and contributed to our earnings this quarter."

Darrow added, "During the period, we continued to grow our retail segment. The company opened two La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores as part of our 4-4-5 strategy and further integrated recently acquired stores. For the quarter, we achieved a written same-store sales increase of 0.7% throughout the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries store network during the summer period and look forward to moving into the traditionally stronger fall selling season. We are in an excellent service position and as we have demonstrated, we are able to drive increased profitability throughout our manufacturing operations with adequate volume. We remain optimistic about our business for the remainder of the fiscal year, particularly as we capitalize on a dual strategy to reach core La-Z-Boy consumers through our vibrant store program and our independent dealer network while attracting a new and younger consumer through our multi-faceted e-commerce approach."

FISCAL 2018 PROJECTED* STORE ACTIVITY

Total FY17
New
Closed
Total FY18
Remodel
Relocation
Company-owned
143
7
(2
)
148
-
-
Dealer-owned
204
7
(4
)
207
8
5
Total
347
14
(6
)
355
8
5

*Projects anticipated to be completed.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

During the quarter, the company generated $19.5 million in cash from operating activities. La-Z-Boy ended the quarter with $119.6 million in cash and cash equivalents, $33.4 million in investments to enhance returns on cash, and $6.0 million in restricted cash. During the quarter, the company had $9.1 million in capital expenditures, used $15.9 million to pay for the U.K. acquisition that closed in January, paid $5.3 million in dividends, and spent $11.5 million purchasing 0.4 million shares of stock in the open market under its existing authorized share purchase program, leaving 8.3 million shares of purchase availability in the program.

Conference Call

La-Z-Boy will hold a conference call with the investment community on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. The toll-free dial-in number is 877.407.0778; international callers may use 201.689.8565.

The call will be webcast live, with corresponding slides, and archived on the Internet. It will be available at http://investors.la-z-boy.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=92596&p=irol-calendar. A telephone replay will be available for a week following the call. This replay will be accessible to callers from the U.S. and Canada at 877.481.4010 and to international callers at 919.882.2331. Enter Conference ID #10425.

Forward-looking Information

This news release contains, and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of La??’Z??’Boy may contain, "forward-looking statements." With respect to all forward-looking statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Actual results could differ materially from those we anticipate or project due to a number of factors, including: (a) changes in consumer confidence and demographics; (b) the possibility of a recession; (c) changes in the real estate and credit markets and their effects on our customers, consumers and suppliers; (d) international political unrest, terrorism or war; (e) volatility in energy and other commodities prices; (f) the impact of logistics on imports and exports; (g) tax rate, interest rate, and currency exchange rate changes; (h) operating factors, such as supply, labor or distribution disruptions (e.g. port strikes); (i) changes in legislation or changes in the domestic or international regulatory environment (including new or increased duties); (j) adoption of new accounting principles; (k) fires, severe weather or other natural events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes and tsunamis; (l) our ability to procure or transport fabric rolls, leather hides or cut-and-sewn fabric and leather sets domestically or abroad; (m) information technology conversions or system failures and our ability to recover from a system failure; (n) effects of our brand awareness and marketing programs; (o) the discovery of defects in our products resulting in delays in manufacturing, recall campaigns, reputational damage, or increased warranty costs; (p) litigation arising out of alleged defects in our products; (q) unusual or significant litigation; (r) our ability to locate new La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores (or store owners) and negotiate favorable lease terms for new or existing locations; (s) the ability to increase volume through our e-commerce initiatives; (t) the impact of potential goodwill or intangible asset impairments; and (u) those matters discussed in Item 1A of our fiscal 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other factors identified from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information or new developments or for any other reason.

Additional Information

This news release is just one part of La-Z-Boy’s financial disclosures and should be read in conjunction with other information filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is available at: http://investors.la-z-boy.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=92596&p=irol-sec. Investors and others wishing to be notified of future La-Z-Boy news releases, SEC filings and quarterly investor conference calls may sign up at: http://investors.la-z-boy.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=92596&p=irol-alerts&t=&id=&.

Background Information

La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. The La-Z-Boy upholstery segment companies are England and La-Z-Boy. The casegoods segment consists of three brands: American Drew, Hammary, and Kincaid. The company-owned retail segment includes 145 of the 348 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores.

The corporation’s branded distribution network is dedicated to selling La-Z-Boy Incorporated products and brands, and includes 348 stand-alone La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores and 551 independent Comfort Studio locations, in addition to in-store gallery programs for the company’s Kincaid and England operating units. Additional information is available at http://www.la-z-boy.com/.

LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
Quarter Ended
(Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except per share data)
7/29/17
7/30/16
Sales
$
357,079
$
340,783
Cost of sales
217,976
206,562
Gross profit
139,103
134,221
Selling, general and administrative expense
122,805
111,763
Operating income
16,298
22,458
Interest expense
157
115
Interest income
343
204
Other income (expense), net
1,749
(762
)
Income before income taxes
18,233
21,785
Income tax expense
6,489
7,777
Net income
11,744
14,008
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(93
)
(202
)
Net income attributable to La-Z-Boy Incorporated
$
11,651
$
13,806
Basic weighted average common shares
48,357
49,105
Basic net income attributable to La-Z-Boy Incorporated per share
$
0.24
$
0.28
Diluted weighted average common shares
48,846
49,594
Diluted net income attributable to La-Z-Boy Incorporated per share
$
0.24
$
0.28
Dividends declared per share
$
0.11
$
0.10
LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except par value)
7/29/17
4/29/17
Current assets
Cash and equivalents
$
119,628
$
141,860
Restricted cash
5,963
8,999
Receivables, net of allowance of $2,557 at 7/29/17 and $2,563 at 4/29/17
134,904
150,846
Inventories, net
178,508
175,114
Other current assets
49,882
40,603
Total current assets
488,885
517,422
Property, plant and equipment, net
171,078
169,132
Goodwill
74,766
74,245
Other intangible assets, net
18,438
18,489
Deferred income taxes - long-term
38,372
40,131
Other long-term assets, net
76,982
69,436
Total assets
$
868,521
$
888,855
Current liabilities
Current portion of long-term debt
$
206
$
219
Accounts payable
47,352
51,282
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
126,948
147,175
Total current liabilities
174,506
198,676
Long-term debt
242
296
Other long-term liabilities
90,777
88,778
Contingencies and commitments
--
--
Shareholders’ equity
Preferred shares - 5,000 authorized; none issued
--
--
Common shares, $1 par value - 150,000 authorized; 48,268 outstanding at 7/29/17 and 48,472 outstanding at 4/29/17
48,268
48,472
Capital in excess of par value
293,041
289,632
Retained earnings
280,251
284,698
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(30,248 )
(32,883 )
Total La-Z-Boy Incorporated shareholders’ equity
591,312
589,919
Noncontrolling interests
11,684
11,186
Total equity
602,996
601,105
Total liabilities and equity
$
868,521
$
888,855
LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
Quarter Ended
(Unaudited, amounts in thousands)
7/29/17
7/30/16
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income
$
11,744
$
14,008
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by (used for) operating activities
Deferred income tax expense
1,344
(1,076
)
Provision for doubtful accounts
(22
)
(77
)
Depreciation and amortization
7,758
6,800
Equity-based compensation expense
3,558
3,329
Change in receivables
15,753
17,664
Change in inventories
(2,477
)
510
Change in other assets
(10,837 )
(1,467
)
Change in payables
(3,974
)
403
Change in other liabilities
(3,339
)
(4,341
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
19,508
35,753
Cash flows from investing activities
Proceeds from disposals of assets
459
35
Proceeds from property insurance
450
--
Capital expenditures
(9,146
)
(5,209
)
Purchases of investments
(10,851 )
(7,695
)
Proceeds from sales of investments
5,857
3,670
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(15,879 )
(5,281
)
Net cash used for investing activities
(29,110 )
(14,480 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Payments on debt
(66
)
(89
)
Stock issued for stock and employee benefit plans, net of shares withheld for taxes
377
860
Excess tax benefit on stock option exercises
--
1,137
Purchases of common stock
(11,491 )
(13,567 )
Dividends paid
(5,337
)
(4,923
)
Net cash used for financing activities
(16,517 )
(16,582 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents
851
116
Change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(25,268 )
4,807
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period
150,859
121,335
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period
$
125,591
$
126,142
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing activities
Capital expenditures included in payables
$
1,671
$
--
LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED
SEGMENT INFORMATION
Quarter Ended
(Unaudited, amounts in thousands)
7/29/17
7/30/16
Sales
Upholstery segment:
Sales to external customers
$
224,814
$
223,809
Intersegment sales
49,593
43,607
Upholstery segment sales
274,407
267,416
Casegoods segment:
Sales to external customers
21,019
20,585
Intersegment sales
4,491
4,453
Casegoods segment sales
25,510
25,038
Retail segment sales
110,516
95,720
Corporate and Other:
Sales to external customers
730
669
Intersegment sales
1,930
1,210
Corporate and Other sales
2,660
1,879
Eliminations
(56,014 )
(49,270 )
Consolidated sales
$
357,079
$
340,783
Operating Income (Loss)
Upholstery segment
$
23,299
$
30,499
Casegoods segment
2,739
2,147
Retail segment
1,767
2,183
Corporate and Other
(11,507 )
(12,371 )
Consolidated operating income
$
16,298
$
22,458

LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED

UNAUDITED FISCAL 2017 QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA (AS ADJUSTED)

In the first quarter of fiscal 2018, we early adopted the provisions of ASU 2017-07, which reclassified certain pension costs out of cost of sales and into other income (expense), net. This change required retrospective application to the prior year. To aid in the understanding of our financial results, the table below presents our fiscal 2017 quarterly financial results, as adjusted to conform to current year presentation.

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except per share data)
Fiscal Quarter Ended
7/30/16
10/29/16
1/28/17
4/29/17
Sales
$
340,783
$
376,579
$
389,992
$
412,706
Cost of sales
206,562
227,195
233,185
243,815
Gross profit
134,221
149,384
156,807
168,891
Selling, general and administrative expense
111,763
115,526
123,235
125,437
Operating income
22,458
33,858
33,572
43,454
Interest expense
115
117
562
279
Interest income
204
234
241
302
Income from Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act, net
--
--
273
--
Other income (expense), net
(762
)
(969
)
(52
)
(1,000
)
Income before income taxes
21,785
33,006
33,472
42,477
Income tax expense
7,777
11,901
9,830
14,248
Net income
14,008
21,105
23,642
28,229
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(202
)
(272
)
(356
)
(232
)
Net income attributable to La-Z-Boy Incorporated
$
13,806
$
20,833
$
23,286
$
27,997
Diluted weighted average common shares
49,594
49,511
49,384
49,181
Diluted net income attributable to La-Z-Boy Incorporated per share
$
0.28
$
0.42
$
0.47
$
0.57
Dividends declared per share
$
0.10
$
0.10
$
0.11
$
0.11
Contact:
Kathy Liebmann
(734) 241-2438
kathy.liebmann@la-z-boy.com

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