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• Net sales were $230.5 million in Q4 fiscal 2019; Comparable store sales increased 0.7%
• Net sales were $1.0 billion in fiscal 2019; Comparable store sales increased 0.4%
• Gross margin increased 110 basis points in fiscal 2019
• Reduced outstanding debt
• Provides fiscal year 2020 outlook
• Announces plans for Dallas distribution center
DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) today reported a net loss of $12.0 million, or $0.27 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to a net loss of $10.3 million, or $0.23 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, was negative $4.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of negative $2.0 million for the prior year period. A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided below.
For fiscal 2019, the Company reported a net loss of $12.4 million, or $0.28 per share, compared to a net loss of $21.9 million, or $0.50 per share, for fiscal 2018. Adjusted EBITDA was $20.0 million for fiscal 2019, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $9.6 million for the prior fiscal year.
Steve Becker, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Fiscal 2019 was an important year for Tuesday Morning. We delivered significant improvement in our operating performance as evidenced by a doubling of Adjusted EBITDA driven by 110 basis points of gross margin expansion. We increased sales slightly despite significantly reducing our traditional ad events and operating 12 fewer stores. We also made solid progress against our key initiatives including driving improvements in our supply chain, increasing marketing efficiencies and renegotiating our leases. On the merchandising front, we have continued to reorganize our buying organization, adding talent and resources focused on executing our off-price model, which resulted in fourth quarter comparable store sales performance that was slightly better than expected and driven by strong transaction growth of 3.1%.”
Mr. Becker continued, “After considerable analysis, we are pleased to announce that we have begun the next phase of our supply chain enhancements. We plan to retrofit and consolidate our Dallas distribution operations into one existing building and ultimately monetize our remaining Dallas distribution related assets. We believe this outcome provides the highest return, the least risk and lowest cash outlay of the multiple other scenarios we explored.”
Mr. Becker concluded, “As we look ahead, the headwinds that we faced this past year from the planned reduction in our traditional ad events will abate and the improvements we have made across the merchandising organization position us to replicate the success we have seen in key merchandise categories. With all of the work we have done, and continue to do, we are well positioned to deliver improved sales and profitability into the next fiscal year and beyond.”
Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results of Operations
Fiscal 2019 Results of Operations
The Company improved its net debt position by $5.7 million, ending fiscal 2019 with $11.4 million in cash and cash equivalents and $34.7 million outstanding under its line of credit with availability on the line of $65.0 million, compared to $9.5 million in cash and cash equivalents and $38.5 million outstanding under its line of credit in the prior year. Inventories at the end of fiscal 2019 were $237.9 million compared to $234.4 million at the end of fiscal 2018. The Company’s inventory turnover for the trailing five quarters as of June 30, 2019 was 2.7 turns as compared to the trailing five quarter turnover as of June 30, 2018 of 2.8 turns.
Fiscal Year 2020 Outlook
The Company currently expects comparable store sales for fiscal 2020 to increase in the low single digits. The Company also expects to achieve improvement in gross margin driven by improved initial merchandise mark-up and lower supply chain expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to be relatively flat on a rate basis. For fiscal year 2020, the Company expects meaningful EBITDA improvement.
The Company also announced its plan to retrofit its existing, owned Dallas-based distribution center. The Company expects the project will take approximately two years, with full completion expected in the summer of 2021. The current projected capital investment for this project over the next two years is expected to be approximately $28 million to $30 million. The Company also currently expects the efficiencies gained with the retrofit along with other supply chain initiatives it is working on should result in approximately 150 basis points of gross margin expansion with potentially additional opportunity over time.
The Company currently plans to open approximately three new stores, relocate five stores, and close 15 to 25 stores in fiscal 2020. Capital expenditures for fiscal 2020 are expected to be in the range of approximately $25 million to $27 million. The increased level of capital spend from prior year reflects the investment in the Company’s strategic initiative to retrofit its Dallas distribution center, as well as an increase in investments in information technology, partially offset by fewer relocations and new stores. The Company expects to fund its capital investments primarily through a combination of cash from operations and a potential sale of certain non-core real estate distribution assets, and if necessary, borrowings on its credit facility.
About Tuesday Morning
Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) is one of the original off-price retailers specializing in name-brand, high-quality products for the home, including upscale home textiles, home furnishings, housewares, gourmet food, toys and seasonal décor, at prices generally below those found in boutique, specialty and department stores, catalogs and on-line retailers. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company opened its first store in 1974 and currently operates over 700 stores in 40 states. More information and a list of store locations may be found on the Company’s website at www.tuesdaymorning.com.
Conference Call Information
Tuesday Morning Corporation’s management will hold a conference call to review fourth quarter and fiscal 2019 financial results and provide a general business update today, August 22, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. A live webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.tuesdaymorning.com, or you may dial into the conference call at (877) 312-5376 (no access code required) approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the webcast will be accessible through the Company’s website for 90 days. A replay of the conference call will be available from 11:00 a.m., Central Time, August 22, 2019 through 10:59 a.m., Central Time, Sunday, August 25, 2019 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and entering conference ID number 2176875.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes financial measures that are presented both in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and using certain non-GAAP financial measures, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. For more information regarding the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures, including the definition of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, and a reconciliation to net income/(loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” within this press release.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by the use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should consider statements that contain these words carefully because they provide forward-looking information, including management’s current expectations, plans, strategies and goals and management’s current beliefs concerning future business conditions, future results of operations and future financial position. Forward-looking statements also include, but are not limited to, statements of management’s current plans and expectations in the “Outlook” section of this press release. Forward-looking statements also include statements regarding management’s sales and growth expectations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA projections, liquidity, capital expenditure plans, inventory management plans, productivity of the Company’s store base, real estate strategy, projections regarding gross margin improvement related to the distribution retrofit project and other supply chain initiatives and their merchandising and marketing strategies.
Reference is hereby made to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, for examples of risks, uncertainties and events that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in our forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and events also include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to successfully implement our long-term business strategy; changes in economic and political conditions which may adversely affect consumer spending; our ability to identify and respond to changes in consumer trends and preferences; our ability to mitigate reductions of customer traffic in shopping centers where our stores are located; our ability to continuously attract buying opportunities for off-price merchandise and anticipate consumer demand; our ability to successfully manage our inventory balances profitably; our ability to effectively manage our supply chain operations; loss of, disruption in operations, or increased costs in the operation of our distribution center facilities; unplanned loss or departure of one or more members of our senior management or other key management; increased or new competition; our ability to maintain and protect our information technology systems and technologies and related improvements to support our growth; increases in fuel prices and changes in transportation industry regulations or conditions; our ability to generate strong cash flows from operations and to continue to access credit markets; increases in the cost or a disruption in the flow of our imported products; our ability to successfully execute our real estate strategy; changes in federal tax policy including tariffs; the success of our marketing, advertising and promotional efforts; our ability to attract, train and retain quality employees in appropriate numbers, including key employees and management; increased variability due to seasonal and quarterly fluctuations; our ability to protect the security of information about our business and our customers, suppliers, business partners and employees; our ability to comply with existing, changing, and new government regulations; our ability to manage risk to our corporate reputation from our customers, employees and other third parties; our ability to manage litigation risks from our customers, employees and other third parties; our ability to manage risks associated with product liability claims and product recalls; the impact of adverse local conditions, natural disasters and other events; our ability to manage the negative effects of inventory shrinkage; our ability to manage exposure to unexpected costs related to our insurance programs; and increased costs or exposure to fraud or theft resulting from payment card industry related risk and regulations. The Company’s filings with the SEC are available at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov.
The forward-looking statements made in this press release relate only to events as of the date on which the statements were made. Except as may be required by law, the Company disclaims obligations to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events and circumstances after the date on which the statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.
Tuesday Morning Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Fiscal Year Ended June 30,|
|Cost of sales||153,876||153,437||654,931||665,358|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||88,090||86,479||362,840||361,924|
|Other income, net||196||26||792||934|
|Loss before income taxes||(11,834||)||(10,004||)||(12,194||)||(22,077||)|
|Income tax provision/(benefit)||215||292||246||(139||)|
|Earnings per share|
|Net loss per common share:|
|Weighted average number of common shares:|
|Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||11,395||$||9,510|
|Other current assets||1,822||1,206|
|Total Current Assets||256,500||251,382|
|Property and equipment, net||110,146||121,117|
|Deferred financing costs||994||671|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Total Current Liabilities||137,174||130,743|
|Borrowings under revolving credit facility||34,650||38,480|
|Asset retirement obligation — non current||3,002||3,100|
|Other liabilities — non current||835||796|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$||370,521||$||376,256|
|Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|Fiscal Year Ended June 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by|
|Depreciation and amortization||26,127||25,671|
|Amortization of financing costs||276||315|
|Loss on disposal of assets||7||82|
|Gain on sale-leaseback transaction||-||(371||)|
|Deferred income taxes||307||(565||)|
|Construction allowances from landlords||1,491||8,568|
|Change in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid and other assets||483||559|
|Other liabilities — non-current||100||368|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||19,567||27,171|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchase of intellectual property||(299||)||(42||)|
|Proceeds from sale of assets||31||83|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(16,312||)||(30,723||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds under revolving credit facility||229,190||195,500|
|Repayments under revolving credit facility||(233,020||)||(187,520||)|
|Change in cash overdraft||3,213||(1,026||)|
|Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options||8||4|
|Payments on capital leases||(162||)||(159||)|
|Payment of financing costs||(599||)||-|
|Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities||(1,370||)||6,799|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||1,885||3,247|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||9,510||6,263|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$||11,395||$||9,510|
TUESDAY MORNING CORPORATION
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
The Company defines EBITDA as net income or net loss before interest, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA reflects further adjustments to EBITDA to eliminate the impact of certain items, including certain non-cash items and other items that the Company believes are not representative of its core operating performance. These measures are not presentations made in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to net income or loss as a measure of operating performance. In addition, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not presented as, and should not be considered as, alternatives to cash flows as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by such adjustments. The Company believes it is useful for investors to see these EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA measures that management uses to evaluate the Company’s operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are included to supplement the Company’s financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and because the Company uses these measures to monitor and evaluate the performance of its business as a supplement to GAAP measures and believes the presentation of these non-GAAP measures enhances investors’ ability to analyze trends in the Company’s business and evaluate the Company’s performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in the Company’s industry. The non-GAAP measures presented in this press release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:
The following table reconciles net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, both of which are non-GAAP financial measures:
|(unaudited - in thousands)||
Three Months Ended
Twelve Months Ended
|Net loss (GAAP)||$||(12,049||)||$||(10,296||)||$||(12,440||)||$||(21,938||)|
|Depreciation and amortization||6,401||6,585||26,127||25,672|
|Interest expense, net||589||580||2,435||2,030|
|Income tax provision/(benefit)||215||292||246||(139||)|
|Share-based compensation expense (1)||865||703||3,536||3,433|
|Cease-use rent expense (2)||2||89||70||487|
|Stockholder nominations related expenses (3)||—||—||—||408|
|Gain on sale of assets (4)||—||—||—||(371||)|
|Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)||$||(3,977||)||$||(2,047||)||$||19,974||$||9,582|
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