Five Below, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

 

 

Q3 net sales increased 22% to $312.8 million

Q3 EPS increased 33% to $0.24

Raises full year fiscal 2018 guidance

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) today announced financial results for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended November 3, 2018.

For the thirteen weeks ended November 3, 2018:

  • Net sales increased by 21.6% to $312.8 million from $257.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017; comparable sales increased by 4.8%.
  • The Company opened 53 new stores and ended the quarter with 745 stores in 33 states. This represents an increase in stores of 19.2% from the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • Operating income increased by 5.0% to $15.5 million from $14.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • Net income increased by 36.8% to $13.5 million compared to $9.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • Diluted income per common share was $0.24 compared to $0.18 per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Diluted income per common share included a $0.02 benefit in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 due to the accounting for employee share-based payments.

Joel Anderson, President and CEO, said, "We are very pleased to have delivered third quarter results that exceeded the high end of our guidance ranges against last year's strong third quarter comparison. Continued robust performance from new stores, with a record 53 openings during the quarter, and above-plan comp results were driven by a positive customer response to our compelling assortment of trend-right products across our worlds. Given our performance, we are raising our guidance for the year."

Mr. Anderson continued, "With the most important weeks of the fourth quarter ahead of us, we look forward to amazing our customers and delivering the magic of the holidays with freshness and newness at outstanding value, further reinforcing Five Below's position as a favorite destination for holiday shopping and gift giving."

For the thirty-nine weeks ended November 3, 2018:

  • Net sales increased by 23.7% to $956.9 million from $773.4 million in the comparable period of fiscal 2017; comparable sales increased by 3.6%.
  • The Company opened 120 new stores compared to 103 new stores opened in the comparable period of fiscal 2017.
  • Operating income increased by 31.1% to $70.7 million from $53.9 million in the comparable period of fiscal 2017.
  • Net income increased by 72.2% to $60.4 million compared to $35.1 million in the comparable period of fiscal 2017.
  • Diluted income per common share was $1.07 compared to $0.63 per share in the comparable period of fiscal 2017. Diluted income per common share included a $0.08 benefit in the thirty-nine weeks ended November 3, 2018 due to the accounting for employee share-based payments.

53rd Week and Calendar Shift:

  • The fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2017 included one additional week ("53rd week") versus the same periods in the prior year. Net sales and diluted earnings per share in the 53rd week were $15.7 million and $0.03, respectively.
  • Financial results for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended November 3, 2018 include the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended November 3, 2018, as compared to the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 28, 2017.
  • Comparable sales are reported using the National Retail Federation's restated calendar comparing similar weeks, which are the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended November 3, 2018 as compared to the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended November 4, 2017.

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Outlook:

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, net sales are expected to be in the range of $593 million to $600 million based on opening approximately 5 net new stores and assuming a 3% to 4% increase in comparable sales. Net income is expected to be in the range of $86.5 million to $88.5 million, with a diluted income per common share range of $1.53 to $1.57 on approximately 56.4 million estimated diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

For the full year of fiscal 2018, net sales are expected to be in the range of $1.550 billion to $1.557 billion based on opening approximately 125 net new stores and assuming a 3.3% to 3.7% increase in comparable sales. Net income is expected to be in the range of $146.9 million to $148.9 million, with a diluted income per common share of $2.60 to $2.64 on approximately 56.4 million estimated diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information:

A recording and transcript of management's remarks to discuss the third quarter fiscal 2018 financial results will be available on December 6, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, with a separate live Q&A-only conference call with management at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on December 6, 2018. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the Q&A-only conference call are invited to dial 412-902-6753 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the Q&A-only conference call will be available online at investor.fivebelow.com. The recording and transcript of management's remarks can be accessed either online at investor.fivebelow.com or by dialing 412-317-0088, access code 10126019. A combined recording of both management's remarks and the Q&A-only conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the Q&A-only conference call at the same number. The replay will be available until December 20, 2018.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which reflect management's current views and estimates regarding the Company's industry, business strategy, goals and expectations concerning its market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. Investors can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "future" and similar terms and phrases. The Company cannot assure investors that future developments affecting the Company will be those that it has anticipated. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to risks related to the Company's strategy and expansion plans, risks related to the inability to successfully implement our expansion into online retail, risks related to our ability to select, obtain, distribute and market merchandise profitably, risks related to our reliance on merchandise manufactured outside of the United States, risks related to any legal proceedings that we may become subject to, the availability of suitable new store locations and the dependence on the volume of traffic to our stores, risks related to the Company's continued retention of its executive officers, senior management and other key personnel, risks related to changes in consumer preferences and economic conditions, risks related to increased operating costs, including wage rates, risks related to extreme weather, risks related to leasing, owning or building distribution centers, risks related to our ability to successfully manage inventory balance and inventory shrinkage, quality or safety concerns about the Company's merchandise, increased competition from other retailers including online retailers, risks related to the seasonality of our business, risks related to cyber security, risks related to our ability to protect our brand name and other intellectual property, risks related to customers' payment methods, risks related to domestic and foreign trade restrictions including duties and tariffs affecting our domestic and foreign suppliers, including, among others, the direct and indirect impact of recent and potential tariffs imposed and proposed by the United States on foreign imports, risks associated with the restrictions imposted by our indebtedness on our current and future operations, the impact of changes in tax legislation and accounting standards and risks associated with leasing substantial amounts of space. For further details and a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, see the Company's periodic reports, including the annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of the Company's assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by the Company in this news release speaks only as of the date on which the Company makes it. Factors or events that could cause the Company's actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of them. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.

About Five Below:

Five Below is a leading high-growth value retailer offering trend-right, high-quality products loved by tweens, teens and beyond. We know life is way better when you're free to "let go & have fun" in an amazing experience filled with unlimited possibilities. We make it easy to say YES! to the newest, coolest stuff because everything is just $5 and below across awesome Five Below worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Create, Party, Candy and Now. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Five Below today has approximately 750 stores in 33 states. For more information, please visit www.fivebelow.com and a store!

Investor Contact:

Five Below, Inc.
Christiane Pelz
Vice President, Investor Relations
215-207-2658
Christiane.Pelz@fivebelow.com 

FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)

    November 3, 2018   February 3, 2018   October 28, 2017
Assets            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 103,262     $ 112,669     $ 54,917  
Short-term investment securities   85,029     131,958     56,678  
Inventories   339,898     187,037     271,685  
Prepaid income taxes   11,443     2,264     4,891  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   59,500     45,434     41,894  
Total current assets   599,132     479,362     430,065  
Property and equipment, net   245,631     180,349     177,903  
Deferred income taxes   3,243     6,676     10,512  
Long-term investment securities       27,702     23,177  
Other assets   1,730     1,619     1,659  
    $ 849,736     $ 695,708     $ 643,316  
             
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity            
Current liabilities:            
Line of credit   $     $     $  
Accounts payable   155,986     73,033     124,187  
Income taxes payable   281     25,275     55  
Accrued salaries and wages   11,139     22,906     14,770  
Other accrued expenses   72,019     43,246     55,154  
Total current liabilities   239,425     164,460     194,166  
Deferred rent and other   85,240     72,690     67,839  
Total liabilities   324,665     237,150     262,005  
Shareholders' equity:            
Common stock   557     554     552  
Additional paid-in capital   351,941     346,300     336,432  
Retained earnings   172,573     111,704     44,327  
Total shareholders' equity   525,071     458,558     381,311  
    $ 849,736     $ 695,708     $ 643,316  
                         
                         

FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

  Thirteen Weeks Ended   Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
  November 3,
2018
  October 28,
2017
  November 3,
2018
  October 28,
2017
Net sales $ 312,823     $ 257,175     $ 956,879     $ 773,376  
Cost of goods sold 210,733     173,544     635,799     517,453  
Gross profit 102,090     83,631     321,080     255,923  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 86,542     68,818     250,404     202,027  
Operating income 15,548     14,813     70,676     53,896  
Interest income, net 1,058     334     3,120     902  
Income before income taxes 16,606     15,147     73,796     54,798  
Income tax expense 3,090     5,268     13,413     19,724  
Net income $ 13,516     $ 9,879     $ 60,383     $ 35,074  
Basic income per common share $ 0.24     $ 0.18     $ 1.08     $ 0.64  
Diluted income per common share $ 0.24     $ 0.18     $ 1.07     $ 0.63  
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
Basic shares 55,742,854     55,215,850     55,731,098     55,148,316  
Diluted shares 56,228,305     55,608,035     56,185,305     55,493,452  
               
               

FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)

    Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
    November 3, 2018   October 28, 2017
Operating activities:        
Net income   $ 60,383     $ 35,074  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization   30,267     24,193  
Share-based compensation expense   9,297     11,977  
Deferred income tax expense   3,433     527  
Other non-cash expenses   43     67  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Inventories   (152,861 )   (117,237 )
Prepaid income taxes   (9,179 )   (3,339 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (14,175 )   (12,865 )
Accounts payable   79,036     69,933  
Income taxes payable   (24,994 )   (23,884 )
Accrued salaries and wages   (11,767 )   3,976  
Deferred rent   12,785     12,799  
Other accrued expenses   19,351     15,806  
Net cash provided by operating activities   1,619     17,027  
Investing activities:        
Purchases of investment securities   (91,375 )   (124,406 )
Sales, maturities, and redemptions of investment securities   166,006     132,855  
Capital expenditures   (82,027 )   (49,518 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (7,396 )   (41,069 )
Financing activities:        
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock   168     135  
Proceeds from exercise of options to purchase common stock and vesting of restricted and performance-based restricted stock units   4,019     3,799  
Common shares withheld for taxes   (7,817 )   (1,063 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (3,630 )   2,871  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (9,407 )   (21,171 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   112,669     76,088  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 103,262     $ 54,917  

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