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Pricesmart
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter May 2017
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 4:00:00 PM
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Summary

Pricesmart (PSMT) Recent Earnings

Pricesmart (PSMT) reported 3rd Quarter May 2017 earnings of $0.62 per share on revenue of $730.3 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.69 per share on revenue of $732.4 million. Revenue grew 3.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Pricesmart Inc Pricesmart Inc, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the ownership and operation of membership shopping warehouse clubs under the trade name PriceSmart in Central America and the Caribbean.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.62
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.69
Reported Revenue
$730.3 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$732.4 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Grade
Earnings Release

PriceSmart Announces Third Quarter Results of Operations

PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) today announced its results of operations for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 which ended on May 31, 2017.

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For the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, net warehouse club sales increased 3.8% to $710.7 million from $684.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. Total revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 were $730.3 million compared to $704.3 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The Company had 39 warehouse clubs in operation as of May 2017 compared to 38 warehouse clubs in operation as of May 2016.

The Company recorded operating income during the quarter of $27.6 million, as compared to operating income of $27.5 million in the prior year. Net income was $18.8 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 as compared to $16.8 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016.

For the first nine months of fiscal year 2017, net warehouse club sales increased 3.0% to $2,199.1 million from $2,134.4 million in the first nine months of fiscal year 2016. Total revenues for the first nine months of the fiscal year 2017 increased 3.1% to $2,263.1 million from $2,194.1 million in the same period of the prior year. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2017, the Company recorded operating income of $105.4 million and net income of $70.9 million, or $2.34 per diluted share. During the nine month period in fiscal year 2016, the Company recorded operating income of $103.9 million and net income of $66.5 million, or $2.19 per diluted share.

PriceSmart management will host a conference call at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time (9:00a.m. Pacific time) on Thursday, July 6, 2017, to discuss the financial results. Individuals interested in participating in the conference call may do so by dialing (877) 870-4263 toll free, or (412) 317-0790 for international callers and asking to join the PriceSmart, Inc. call. A digital replay will be available through July 13, 2017, following the conclusion of the call by dialing (877) 344-7529 for domestic callers, or (412) 317-0088 for international callers, and entering replay access code 10106771.

About PriceSmart

PriceSmart, headquartered in San Diego, owns and operates U.S.-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean, selling high quality merchandise at low prices to PriceSmart members. PriceSmart now operates 39 warehouse clubs in 12 countries and one U.S. territory (seven in Colombia; six in Costa Rica; five in Panama; four in Trinidad; three each in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Honduras; two each in El Salvador and Nicaragua; and one each in Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica and the United States Virgin Islands).

This press release may contain forward-looking statements concerning the Company’s anticipated future revenues and earnings, adequacy of future cash flow, proposed warehouse club openings, the Company’s performance relative to competitors, the outcome of tax proceedings and related matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements containing the words "expect," "believe," "will," "may," "should," "project," "estimate," "anticipated," "scheduled," and like expressions, and the negative thereof. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the following risks: our financial performance is dependent on international operations, which exposes us to various risks; any failure by us to manage our widely dispersed operations could adversely affect our business; we face significant competition; future sales growth depends, in part, on our ability to successfully open new warehouse clubs and grow sales in our existing locations; we might not identify in a timely manner or effectively respond to changes in consumer preferences for merchandise, which could adversely affect our relationship with members, demand for our products and market share; although we have begun to offer limited online shopping to our members, our sales could be adversely affected if one or more major international online retailers were to enter our markets or if other competitors were to offer a superior online experience; our profitability is vulnerable to cost increases; we face difficulties in the shipment of and risks inherent in the importation of, merchandise to our warehouse clubs; we are exposed to weather and other natural disaster risks that might not be adequately compensated by insurance; general economic conditions could adversely impact our business in various respects; our failure to maintain our brand and reputation could adversely affect our results of operations; we are subject to risks associated with possible changes in our relationships with third parties with which we do business, as well as the performance of such third parties; we rely extensively on computer systems to process transactions, summarize results and manage our business, and failure to adequately maintain our systems and disruptions in our systems could harm our business and adversely affect our results of operations; we could be subject to additional tax liabilities or subject to reserves on the recoverability of tax receivables; a few of our stockholders own approximately 25.3% of our voting stock as of August 31, 2016, which may make it difficult to complete some corporate transactions without their support and may impede a change in control; failure to attract and retain qualified employees, increases in wage and benefit costs, changes in laws and other labor issues could materially adversely affect our financial performance; we face the possibility of operational interruptions related to union work stoppages; we are subject to volatility in foreign currency exchange rates and limits on our ability to convert foreign currencies into U.S. dollars; we face the risk of exposure to product liability claims, a product recall and adverse publicity; any failure to maintain the security of the information relating to our company, members, employees and vendors that we hold, whether as a result of cybersecurity attacks on our information systems, failure of internal controls, employee negligence or malfeasance or otherwise, could damage our reputation with members, employees, vendors and others, could disrupt our operations, could cause us to incur substantial additional costs and to become subject to litigation and could materially adversely affect our operating results; we are subject to payment related risks; changes in accounting standards and assumptions, projections, estimates and judgments by management related to complex accounting matters could significantly affect our financial condition and results of operations; we face compliance risks related to our international operations; if remediation costs or hazardous substance contamination levels at certain properties for which we maintain financial responsibility exceed management’s current expectations, our financial condition and results of operations could be adversely impacted. The risks described above as well as the other risks detailed in the Company’s U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") reports, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10- K filed for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016 filed on October 27, 2016 pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We assume no obligation and expressly disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this presentation or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

For further information, please contact John M. Heffner, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer (858) 404-8826.

PRICESMART, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(UNAUDITED--AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
May 31,
May 31,
May 31,
May 31,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Revenues:
Net warehouse club sales
$
710,699
$
684,547
$
2,199,051
$
2,134,365
Export sales
6,475
7,091
25,381
21,872
Membership income
12,038
11,475
35,581
34,226
Other income
1,046
1,149
3,113
3,661
Total revenues
730,258
704,262
2,263,126
2,194,124
Operating expenses:
Cost of goods sold:
Net warehouse club
611,455
590,500
1,879,747
1,832,183
Export
6,143
6,742
24,085
20,799
Selling, general and administrative:
Warehouse club operations
67,754
62,745
200,964
188,348
General and administrative
16,907
16,439
51,921
48,086
Pre-opening expenses
9
13
(104)
389
Loss/(gain) on disposal of assets
364
334
1,106
399
Total operating expenses
702,632
676,773
2,157,719
2,090,204
Operating income
27,626
27,489
105,407
103,920
Other income (expense):
Interest income
392
322
1,443
780
Interest expense
(1,828)
(1,571)
(5,126)
(4,480)
Other income (expense), net
1,101
(222)
1,088
(1,018)
Total other income (expense)
(335)
(1,471)
(2,595)
(4,718)
Income before provision for income taxes and
27,291
26,018
102,812
99,202
income (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates
Provision for income taxes
(8,459)
(9,168)
(31,885)
(33,113)
Income (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates
6
(13)
(1)
362
Net income
18,838
$
16,837
$
70,926
66,451
Net income per share available for distribution:
Basic net income per share
$
0.62
$
0.55
$
2.34
$
2.19
Diluted net income per share
$
0.62
$
0.55
$
2.34
$
2.19
Shares used in per share computations:
Basic
30,043
29,951
30,010
29,918
Diluted
30,045
29,955
30,014
29,923
Dividends per share
$
--
$
--
$
0.70
$
0.70
PRICESMART, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE DATA)
May 31,
2017
August 31,
(Unaudited)
2016
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
192,106
$
199,522
Short-term restricted cash
816
518
Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $7 as of May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2016, respectively
6,591
7,464
Merchandise inventories
279,417
282,907
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (includes $3 and $34 as of May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2016, respectively, for the fair value of foreign currency forward contracts)
21,805
22,143
Total current assets
500,735
512,554
Long-term restricted cash
2,765
2,676
Property and equipment, net
533,157
473,045
Goodwill
35,632
35,637
Deferred tax assets
13,893
12,258
Other non-current assets (includes $2,679 and $3,224 as of May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2016, respectively, for the fair value of derivative instruments)
46,928
49,798
Investment in unconsolidated affiliates
10,766
10,767
Total Assets
$
1,143,876
$
1,096,735
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Short-term borrowings
$
--
$
16,534
Accounts payable
233,226
267,173
Accrued salaries and benefits
20,664
19,606
Deferred membership income
22,346
20,920
Income taxes payable
5,257
4,226
Other accrued expenses (includes $400 and $144 as of May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2016, respectively, for the fair value of foreign currency forward contracts)
20,788
24,880
Dividends payable
10,643
--
Long-term debt, current portion
20,376
14,565
Total current liabilities
333,300
367,904
Deferred tax liability
1,472
1,760
Long-term portion of deferred rent
8,890
8,961
Long-term income taxes payable, net of current portion
801
970
Long-term debt, net of current portion
104,338
73,542
Other long-term liabilities (includes $600 and $1,514 for the fair value of derivative instruments and $4,806 and $4,013 for post employment plans as of May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2016, respectively)
5,688
5,527
Total Liabilities
454,489
458,664
Equity:
Common stock $0.0001 par value, 45,000,000 shares authorized; 31,258,752 and 31,237,658 shares issued and 30,398,239 and 30,401,307 shares outstanding (net of treasury shares) as of May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2016, respectively
3
3
Additional paid-in capital
420,130
412,369
Tax benefit from stock-based compensation
11,552
11,321
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(108,258)
(103,951)
Retained earnings
400,702
351,060
Less: treasury stock at cost, 860,513 shares and 836,351 shares as of May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2016, respectively
(34,742)
(32,731)
Total Equity
689,387
638,071
Total Liabilities and Equity
$
1,143,876
$
1,096,735

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