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The Container Store Group, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results

05/16/2023

Full-year consolidated net sales of $1.05 billion, down 4.3% compared to fiscal 2021, including 90 basis point negative foreign exchange impact; Comparable store sales^ down 3.7%, inclusive of Custom Spaces up 1.7%, compared to fiscal 2021

Full-year loss per diluted share of $3.21, inclusive of $197.7 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge compared to full-year earnings per diluted share of $1.62 in fiscal 2021; Adjusted earnings per diluted share* of $0.75 compared to $1.65 in fiscal 2021

Fourth quarter consolidated net sales down 15.0% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, including 50 basis point negative foreign exchange impact; Comparable store sales^ down 13.1%, inclusive of Custom Spaces down 11.4%, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021

Fourth quarter loss per diluted share of $3.85, inclusive of $197.7 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.46 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021; Adjusted earnings per diluted share* of $0.18 compared to $0.46 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021

Provides Q1 and Full Fiscal Year 2023 Earnings Outlook

The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) (the “Company”), today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 ended April 1, 2023.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022:

  • Consolidated net sales were $259.7 million, down 15.0%, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, including 50 basis point negative impact of foreign currency translation. Net sales in The Container Store retail business (“TCS”) were $245.5 million, down 14.3%. Elfa International AB (“Elfa”) third-party net sales were $14.2 million, down 25.3% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, Elfa third-party net sales were down 17.0%.
  • Comparable store sales^ decreased 13.1%, with Custom Spaces+ down 11.4%, contributing a decrease of 440 basis points to comparable store sales^ combined with general merchandise categories, which were down 14.2%, negatively impacting comparable store sales^ by 870 basis points.
  • Consolidated net loss and net loss per diluted share were $189.2 million and $3.85 per diluted share inclusive of $197.7 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge, compared to net income of $23.2 million and $0.46 per diluted share, respectively, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Adjusted net income per diluted share* was $0.18 compared to $0.46 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.

Satish Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Container Store, commented, “Excluding the impact of goodwill impairment, we ended the year with fourth quarter performance in line with our expectations, especially in light of the continued macro-related headwinds that have negatively impacted customer traffic trends. Despite the backdrop, we maintained our focus on positioning The Container Store for long-term profitable growth and market share gains. We successfully launched five noteworthy, large-scale programs that are expected to support future growth, including launching The Container Store Custom Spaces branding and Preston product offering, introducing new product categories to give customers a compelling reason to shop, significantly improving our e-commerce experience, relaunching our Organized Insider loyalty program, and opening new small format stores in key markets.”

“Looking ahead to fiscal 2023, we are taking a cautious approach given the ongoing macro uncertainty and pressure on our business in the first fiscal quarter to-date. We plan to execute cost management actions across the organization while remaining committed to our investments in our long-term strategic initiatives. We plan to continue prudently investing in growth areas of the business, including Custom Spaces, e-commerce, and product newness that is complementary to our current merchandise assortment, while remaining committed to new store growth,” Mr. Malhotra concluded.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results

For the fourth quarter (thirteen weeks) ended April 1, 2023:

  • Consolidated net sales were $259.7 million, down 15.0%, including 50 basis point negative impact of foreign currency translationcompared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
    • Net sales in TCS were $245.5 million, down 14.3%.
    • Comparable store sales^ decreased 13.1% with Custom Spaces+ down 11.4%, contributing a decrease of 440 basis points to comparable store sales^ combined with general merchandise categories, which were down 14.2%, negatively impacting comparable store sales^ by 870 basis points.
    • Our online sales decreased 6.2% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
    • Elfa third-party net sales were $14.2 million, down 25.3% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, Elfa third-party net sales were down 17.0% primarily due to a decline in sales in Nordic markets and Russia.
  • Consolidated gross margin was 58.9%, an increase of 190 basis points, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. TCS gross margin increased 50 basis points to 57.5% primarily due to lower freight costs, favorable product and services mix, and partially offset by increased promotional activity. Elfa gross margin increased 200 basis points compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 primarily due to price increases, partially offset by higher direct material costs.
  • Consolidated selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) decreased by 2.2% to $124.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 from $127.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. SG&A as a percentage of net sales increased 630 basis points to 47.9%, with the increase primarily due to deleverage on compensation and benefit costs, occupancy and other costs on lower sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • A non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $197.7 million was recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 as compared to zero in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. We conducted an annual impairment test of our goodwill balances on January 1, 2023 in accordance with ASC 350, and an interim assessment as of April 1, 2023 due to indicators identified during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • Consolidated depreciation and amortization increased 17.1% to $10.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 from $8.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The increase was primarily due to higher capital investments in stores and technology in fiscal 2022.
  • Consolidated net interest expense increased 50.4% to $4.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 from $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The increase was primarily due to a higher interest rate on the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility and interest on borrowings on the revolving credit facility.
  • The effective tax rate was -1.7% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, as compared to 31.5% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The decrease in the effective tax rate was primarily related to the impact of the non-cash goodwill impairment charge recorded during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • Net loss was $189.2 million, or $3.85 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to net income of $23.2 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Adjusted net income* was $8.8 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to adjusted net income* of $23.2 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* was $29.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $46.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.

For the fiscal year (fifty-two weeks) ended April 1, 2023:

  • Consolidated net sales were $1.05 billion, down 4.3%, including 90 basis point negative impact of foreign currency translation as compared to fiscal 2021.
    • Net sales for the TCS segment were $991.4 million, down 3.1%
    • Comparable store sales^ decreased 3.7% with general merchandise categories down 6.4%, contributing 430 basis points of the decrease, partially offset by Custom Spaces+ up 1.7%, contributing a positive impact of 60 basis points to comparable store sales^.
    • Our online sales decreased 1.1% compared to fiscal 2021.
    • Elfa third-party net sales were $55.9 million, down 21.2% compared to fiscal 2021. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, Elfa third-party net sales were down 7.1% compared to fiscal 2021, primarily due to a decline in sales in Russia and Nordic markets.
  • Consolidated gross margin was 57.4%, a decrease of 80 basis points compared to fiscal 2021. TCS gross margin decreased 50 basis points to 57.1%, primarily due to increased promotional activity and increased freight costs, partially offset by favorable product and services mix. Elfa gross margin increased 80 basis points primarily due to price increases, partially offset by higher direct material costs.
  • Consolidated SG&A increased by 3.1% to $486.4 million from $471.6 million in fiscal 2021. SG&A as a percentage of net sales increased 330 basis points to 46.4%, with the increase primarily due to deleverage on compensation and benefits, occupancy, and other costs on lower sales.
  • A non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $197.7 million was recorded in fiscal 2022 as compared to zero in fiscal 2021. We conducted an annual impairment test of our goodwill balances on January 1, 2023 in accordance with ASC 350, and an interim assessment as of April 1, 2023 due to indicators identified during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • Consolidated depreciation and amortization increased 13.5% to $38.9 million in fiscal 2022 from $34.3 million in fiscal 2021. The increase was primarily due to higher capital investments in stores and technology in fiscal 2022.
  • Consolidated net interest expense increased 26.7% to $16.2 million in fiscal 2022 from $12.8 million in fiscal 2022. The increase is primarily due to a higher interest rate on the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility and increased borrowings on the revolving credit facility.
  • The effective tax rate was -10.5% for fiscal 2022 as compared to 27.5%. The decrease in the effective tax rate is primarily related to the impact of the non-cash goodwill impairment charge recorded during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • Net loss was $158.9 million, or $3.21 per diluted share, in fiscal 2022 compared to net income of $81.7 million, or $1.62 per diluted share in fiscal 2021. Adjusted net income* was $37.2 million, or $0.75 per diluted share in fiscal 2022 compared to adjusted net income* of $82.9 million, or $1.65 per diluted share in fiscal 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* was $115.4 million in fiscal 2022 compared to $159.0 million in fiscal 2021.

New and Existing Stores

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, the Company opened two new stores, one located in Salem, New Hampshire and the second in Thousand Oaks, California. As of April 1, 2023, the Company store base was 97 as compared to 94 as of April 2, 2022.

Balance sheet and liquidity highlights:

(In thousands)

 

April 1, 2023

 

April 2, 2022

Cash

 

$

6,958

 

 

$

14,252

Total debt, net of deferred financing costs

 

$

167,871

 

 

$

162,450

Liquidity 1

 

$

106,997

 

 

$

121,060

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

59,305

 

 

$

56,990

Free cash flow *

 

$

(4,918

)

 

$

23,601

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(1) Cash plus availability on revolving credit facilities.

Share repurchase

During fiscal 2022, the Company repurchased approximately 940 thousand shares for $5 million, under a Rule 10b5-1 plan. There were no repurchases during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022. The Company has $25 million remaining of the original $30 million authorization for share repurchases.

Outlook

The Company today provided the following financial outlook for the fiscal first quarter ending on July 1, 2023 and the full year ending March 30, 2024:

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter Ending

July 1, 2023

 

Fiscal Year Ending

March 30, 2024

Consolidated net sales

$200 - $210 million

 

$885 - $900 million

Comparable store sales^ decline

23% to 19%

 

Mid to high teens

Net (loss) income per diluted share

($0.19) to ($0.13)

 

$0.07 to $0.17

Adjusted net (loss) income per diluted share*

($0.16) to ($0.10)

 

$0.21 to $0.31

Assumed dilutive shares

50 million

 

50 million

Capital expenditures

 

 

$45 to $50 million

Effective tax rate (1)

30%

 

60% to 75%

The Company plans to open six new stores in fiscal 2023, primarily in the second half of fiscal 2023, and three new stores in the first quarter of fiscal 2024.

____________________

(1) Effective tax rate for fiscal year ending March 30, 2024 assumes approximately $5.6 million of discrete income tax expense expected to be recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2023 related to the expiration of certain stock options granted in connection with our initial public offering in 2013.

References

* See Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures table.
+ Custom Spaces includes metal-based and wood-based custom space products and in-home installation services. Starting in the first quarter of fiscal 2022, the closet lifestyle department products sold by the TCS segment are now included in General Merchandise versus prior inclusion in Custom Spaces.
^ Comparable store sales includes all net sales from our TCS segment, except for sales from stores open less than sixteen months, stores that have been closed permanently, stores that have been closed temporarily for more than seven days and Closet Works sales to third parties.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss fourth quarter fiscal 2022 financial results is scheduled for today, May 16, 2023, at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 877-407-3982 (international callers please dial 201-493-6780) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online at investor.containerstore.com.

A taped replay of the conference call will be available within three hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed both online and by dialing 844-512-2921 (international callers please dial 412-317-6671). The pin number to access the telephone replay is 13737023. The replay will be available until June 16, 2023.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our goals, strategies, priorities and initiatives including future store openings; future opportunities; our share repurchase program; the impact of macroeconomic conditions and our anticipated financial performance and long term targets.

These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: a decline in the health of the economy and the purchase of discretionary items; results of operations and financial condition; our ability to continue to lease space on favorable terms; costs and risks relating to new store openings; quarterly and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results; cost increases that are beyond our control; our inability to protect our brand; our failure or inability to protect our intellectual property rights; overall decline in the health of the economy, consumer spending, and the housing market; our inability to source and market new products to meet consumer preferences; failure to successfully anticipate consumer preferences and demand; competition from other stores and internet-based competition; vendors may sell similar or identical products to our competitors; our and our vendors’ vulnerability to natural disasters and other unexpected events; disruptions at our manufacturing facilities; product recalls and/or product liability, as well as changes in product safety and other consumer protection laws; risks relating to operating multiple distribution centers; our dependence on foreign imports for our merchandise; our reliance upon independent third party transportation providers; our inability to effectively manage our online sales; effects of a security breach or cyber-attack of our website or information technology systems, including relating to our use of third-party web service providers; damage to, or interruptions in, our information systems as a result of external factors, working from home arrangements, staffing shortages and difficulties in updating our existing software or developing or implementing new software; failure to comply with laws and regulations relating to privacy, data protection, and consumer protection; our indebtedness may restrict our current and future operations, and we may not be able to refinance our debt on favorable terms, or at all; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; our inability to maintain sufficient levels of cash flow to meet growth expectations; our fixed lease obligations; disruptions in the global financial markets leading to difficulty in borrowing sufficient amounts of capital to finance the carrying costs of inventory to pay for capital expenditures and operating costs; changes to global markets and inability to predict future interest expenses; our reliance on key executive management; our inability to find, train and retain key personnel; labor relations difficulties; increases in health care costs and labor costs; violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar worldwide anti-bribery and anti-kickback laws; impairment charges and effects of changes in estimates or projections used to assess the fair value of our assets; effects of tax reform and other tax fluctuations; significant fluctuations in the price of our common stock; substantial future sales of our common stock, or the perception that such sales may occur, which could depress the price of our common stock; risks related to being a public company; our performance meeting guidance provided to the public; anti-takeover provisions in our governing documents, which could delay or prevent a change in control; acquisition-related risks and our failure to establish and maintain effective internal controls.

These and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10‑K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, (the “SEC”) on June 2, 2022 and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this press release. While we may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause our views to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

About The Container Store

The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading specialty retailer of organizing solutions, custom spaces, and in-home services – a concept they originated in 1978. Today, with locations nationwide, the retailer offers more than 10,000 products designed to transform lives through the power of organization.

Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about products, store locations, services offered and real-life inspiration.

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The Container Store Group, Inc.

Consolidated statements of operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Quarter Ended

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Net sales

 

$

259,716

 

 

$

305,546

 

 

$

1,047,258

 

 

$

1,094,119

 

Cost of sales (excluding depreciation and amortization)

 

 

106,712

 

 

 

131,519

 

 

 

446,295

 

 

 

457,882

 

Gross profit

 

 

153,004

 

 

 

174,027

 

 

 

600,963

 

 

 

636,237

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization)

 

 

124,327

 

 

 

127,108

 

 

 

486,431

 

 

 

471,586

 

Impairment charges

 

 

197,712

 

 

 

 

 

 

197,712

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

820

 

 

 

1,104

 

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

4,263

 

Pre-opening costs

 

 

957

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

2,006

 

 

 

694

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

10,398

 

 

 

8,877

 

 

 

38,905

 

 

 

34,289

 

Loss (gain) on disposal of assets

 

 

31

 

 

 

(35

)

 

 

122

 

 

 

(49

)

(Loss) income from operations

 

 

(181,241

)

 

 

36,965

 

 

 

(127,595

)

 

 

125,454

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

4,776

 

 

 

3,176

 

 

 

16,171

 

 

 

12,760

 

(Loss) income before taxes

 

 

(186,017

)

 

 

33,789

 

 

 

(143,766

)

 

 

112,694

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

3,233

 

 

 

10,631

 

 

 

15,090

 

 

 

30,976

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(189,250

)

 

$

23,158

 

 

$

(158,856

)

 

$

81,718

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income per common share — basic

 

$

(3.85

)

 

$

0.47

 

 

$

(3.21

)

 

$

1.65

 

Net (loss) income per common share — diluted

 

$

(3.85

)

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

(3.21

)

 

$

1.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares — basic

 

 

49,175,873

 

 

 

49,629,758

 

 

 

49,539,875

 

 

 

49,447,612

 

Weighted-average common shares — diluted

 

 

49,175,873

 

 

 

50,286,381

 

 

 

49,539,875

 

 

 

50,294,118

 

The Container Store Group, Inc.

Consolidated balance sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

(In thousands)

 

2023

 

2022

Assets

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

6,958

 

$

14,252

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

25,870

 

 

30,225

Inventory

 

 

170,637

 

 

192,783

Prepaid expenses

 

 

14,989

 

 

11,628

Income taxes receivable

 

 

858

 

 

1,687

Other current assets

 

 

10,914

 

 

9,836

Total current assets

 

 

230,226

 

 

260,411

Noncurrent assets:

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

158,702

 

 

140,198

Noncurrent operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

347,959

 

 

347,519

Goodwill

 

 

23,447

 

 

221,159

Trade names

 

 

221,278

 

 

224,938

Deferred financing costs, net

 

 

150

 

 

203

Noncurrent deferred tax assets, net

 

 

568

 

 

865

Other assets

 

 

2,844

 

 

2,284

Total noncurrent assets

 

 

754,948

 

 

937,166

Total assets

 

$

985,174

 

$

1,197,577

The Container Store Group, Inc.

Consolidated balance sheets (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

52,637

 

 

$

84,059

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

74,673

 

 

 

89,004

 

Current borrowings on revolving lines of credit

 

 

2,423

 

 

 

1,790

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

2,063

 

 

 

2,096

 

Current operating lease liabilities

 

 

57,201

 

 

 

52,540

 

Income taxes payable

 

 

1,318

 

 

 

6,026

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

190,315

 

 

 

235,515

 

Noncurrent liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

163,385

 

 

 

158,564

 

Noncurrent operating lease liabilities

 

 

314,100

 

 

 

317,345

 

Noncurrent deferred tax liabilities, net

 

 

49,338

 

 

 

50,493

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

5,851

 

 

 

7,564

 

Total noncurrent liabilities

 

 

532,674

 

 

 

533,966

 

Total liabilities

 

 

722,989

 

 

 

769,481

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized; 49,181,562 shares issued at April 1, 2023; 49,635,447 shares issued at April 2, 2022

 

 

492

 

 

 

496

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

872,204

 

 

 

874,190

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(32,509

)

 

 

(27,444

)

Retained deficit

 

 

(578,002

)

 

 

(419,146

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

262,185

 

 

 

428,096

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

985,174

 

 

$

1,197,577

 

The Container Store Group, Inc.

Consolidated statements of cash flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

(In thousands)

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Operating activities

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(158,856

)

 

$

81,718

 

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

38,905

 

 

 

34,289

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

4,263

 

Impairment charges

 

 

197,712

 

 

 

 

Loss (gain) on disposal of assets

 

 

122

 

 

 

(49

)

Deferred tax (benefit) expense

 

 

(351

)

 

 

3,621

 

Non-cash interest

 

 

1,884

 

 

 

1,883

 

Other

 

 

1,059

 

 

 

(1,321

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities (exclusive of effects of acquisition):

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

1,836

 

 

 

(1,631

)

Inventory

 

 

20,450

 

 

 

(63,533

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

(4,584

)

 

 

(1,474

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

(37,684

)

 

 

9,814

 

Net change in lease assets and liabilities

 

 

1,013

 

 

 

(6,232

)

Income taxes

 

 

(5,213

)

 

 

(1,811

)

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

 

(370

)

 

 

(2,547

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

59,305

 

 

 

56,990

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

Additions to property and equipment

 

 

(64,223

)

 

 

(33,389

)

Closet Works acquisition, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

 

 

(19,445

)

Investments in non-qualified plan trust

 

 

(1,147

)

 

 

(362

)

Proceeds from non-qualified plan trust redemptions

 

 

916

 

 

 

2,708

 

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

43

 

 

 

66

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(64,411

)

 

 

(50,422

)

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings on revolving lines of credit

 

 

80,292

 

 

 

75,167

 

Payments on revolving lines of credit

 

 

(79,497

)

 

 

(73,269

)

Borrowings on long-term debt

 

 

40,000

 

 

 

38,000

 

Payments on long-term debt

 

 

(37,092

)

 

 

(45,167

)

Repurchases of common stock

 

 

(5,000

)

 

 

 

Payment of taxes with shares withheld upon restricted stock vesting

 

 

(712

)

 

 

(4,677

)

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

 

 

340

 

 

 

565

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(1,669

)

 

 

(9,381

)

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

 

(519

)

 

 

(622

)

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash

 

 

(7,294

)

 

 

(3,435

)

Cash at beginning of fiscal period

 

 

14,252

 

 

 

17,687

 

Cash at end of fiscal period

 

$

6,958

 

 

$

14,252

 

Note Regarding Non-GAAP Information

This press release includes financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, including adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per common share - diluted, Adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow. The Company has reconciled these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in a table accompanying this release. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered as alternatives to net income as a measure of financial performance or cash flows from operations as a measure of liquidity, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP and they should not be construed as an inference that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. These non-GAAP measures are key metrics used by management, the Company’s board of directors, and Leonard Green and Partners, L.P., to assess its financial performance.

The Company presents adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per common share - diluted, and Adjusted EBITDA because it believes they assist investors in comparing the Company’s performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that the Company does not believe are indicative of its core operating performance and because the Company believes it is useful for investors to see the measures that management uses to evaluate the Company. These non-GAAP measures are also frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in the Company’s industry. In evaluating these non-GAAP measures, you should be aware that in the future the Company will incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. The Company’s presentation of these non-GAAP measures should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. Management compensates for these limitations by relying on our GAAP results in addition to using non-GAAP measures supplementally. These non-GAAP measures are not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to different methods of calculation.

The Company defines adjusted net income (loss) as net income (loss) before restructuring charges, charges related to the impact of COVID-19 on business operations, credits pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, Elfa severance charges, acquisition-related costs, impairment charges related to intangible assets, loss on extinguishment of debt, certain losses (gains) on disposal of assets, certain management transition costs incurred, legal settlements and the tax impact of these adjustments and other unusual or infrequent tax items. We define adjusted net income (loss) per common share - diluted as adjusted net income (loss) divided by the diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. We use adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted net income (loss) per common share - diluted to supplement GAAP measures of performance to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies, to make budgeting decisions and to compare our performance against that of other peer companies using similar measures. We present adjusted net income and adjusted net income per common share - diluted because we believe they assist investors in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance and because we believe it is useful for investors to see the measures that management uses to evaluate the Company.

The Company defines EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated in accordance with the Company’s credit facilities and is one of the components for performance evaluation under its executive compensation programs. Adjusted EBITDA reflects further adjustments to EBITDA to eliminate the impact of certain items, including certain non-cash and other items that the Company does not consider in its evaluation of ongoing operating performance from period to period. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA in connection with covenant compliance and executive performance evaluations, and to supplement GAAP measures of performance to evaluate the effectiveness of its business strategies, to make budgeting decisions and to compare its performance against that of other peer companies using similar measures. The Company believes it is useful for investors to see the measures that management uses to evaluate the Company, its executives and its covenant compliance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in the Company’s industry.

The Company presents free cash flow, which the Company defines as net cash provided by operating activities in a period minus payments for property and equipment made in that period, because it believes it is a useful indicator of the Company’s overall liquidity, as the amount of free cash flow generated in any period is representative of cash that is available for debt repayment, investment, and other discretionary and non-discretionary cash uses. Accordingly, we believe that free cash flow provides useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating our liquidity in the same manner as management. Our definition of free cash flow is limited in that it does not solely represent residual cash flows available for discretionary expenditures due to the fact that the measure does not deduct the payments required for debt service and other contractual obligations. Therefore, we believe it is important to view free cash flow as a measure that provides supplemental information to our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. Although other companies report their free cash flow, numerous methods may exist for calculating a company’s free cash flow. As a result, the method used by our management to calculate our free cash flow may differ from the methods used by other companies to calculate their free cash flow.

Additionally, this press release refers to the change in Elfa third-party net sales after the conversion of Elfa’s net sales from Swedish krona to U.S. dollars using the prior year’s conversion rate, which is a financial measure not calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes the disclosure of the change in Elfa third-party net sales without the effects of currency exchange rate fluctuations helps investors understand the Company’s underlying performance.

The Container Store Group, Inc. Supplemental Information - Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

The table below reconciles the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted net income (loss) per common share - diluted with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures of GAAP net (loss) income and GAAP net (loss) income per common share - diluted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Quarter Ended

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

Q1 2023 Outlook

 

FY 2023 Outlook

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

Low

 

High

 

Low

 

High

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

$

(189,250

)

$

23,158

 

$

(158,856

)

$

81,718

 

$

(9,300

)

$

(6,400

)

$

3,500

$

8,500

Impairment charges (a)

 

197,712

 

 

 

 

197,712

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management transition costs (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

473

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elfa severance charges (c)

 

383

 

 

 

 

383

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severance charges (d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,000

 

 

2,000

 

 

2,000

 

2,000

Acquisition-related costs (e)

 

 

 

53

 

 

63

 

 

745

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 costs (f)

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

203

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other costs (g)

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal settlement (h)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,600

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxes (i)

 

(12

)

 

(8

)

 

533

 

 

(302

)

 

(600

)

 

(600

)

 

5,000

 

5,000

Adjusted net income (loss)

$

8,833

 

$

23,231

 

$

37,235

 

$

82,854

 

$

(7,900

)

$

(5,000

)

$

10,500

$

15,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding — basic

 

49,175,873

 

 

49,629,758

 

 

49,539,875

 

 

49,447,612

 

 

50,000,000

 

 

50,000,000

 

 

50,000,000

 

50,000,000

Weighted-average common shares outstanding — diluted

 

49,451,192

 

 

50,286,381

 

 

49,863,008

 

 

50,294,118

 

 

50,000,000

 

 

50,000,000

 

 

50,000,000

 

50,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income per common share — basic & diluted

$

(3.85

)

$

0.46

 

$

(3.21

)

$

1.62

 

$

(0.19

)

$

(0.13

)

$

0.07

$

0.17

Adjusted net income (loss) per common share — basic & diluted

$

0.18

 

$

0.46

 

$

0.75

 

$

1.65

 

$

(0.16

)

$

(0.10

)

$

0.21

$

0.31

____________________

(a)

 

Non-cash goodwill impairment charge incurred in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

 

 

(b)

 

Costs related to the transition of key executives including severance and signing bonus recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

 

 

(c)

 

Elfa severance charges recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

 

 

(d)

 

TCS segment severance charges associated with the elimination of certain positions expected to be recorded in other expenses in the first quarter of fiscal 2023, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

 

 

(e)

 

Includes acquisition and legal costs incurred in fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2021 associated with the acquisition of Closet Works, all of which were recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

 

 

(f)

 

Includes incremental costs attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, which primarily consist of sanitization costs in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, all of which were recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

 

 

(g)

 

Includes other charges unrelated to COVID-19, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

 

 

(h)

 

The Company received a legal settlement, net of legal fees, in the second quarter of fiscal 2022. The amount was recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

 

 

(i)

 

Tax impact of adjustments to net income that are considered to be unusual or infrequent tax items. For fiscal 2023, includes approximately $5.6 million of discrete income tax expense expected to be recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2023 related to the expiration of certain stock options granted in connection with our initial public offering in 2013, all of which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

The table below reconciles the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted EBITDA with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure of GAAP net (loss) income.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Quarter Ended

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Net (loss) income

$

(189,250

)

 

$

23,158

 

 

$

(158,856

)

 

$

81,718

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

10,398

 

 

 

8,877

 

 

 

38,905

 

 

 

34,289

 

Interest expense, net

 

4,776

 

 

 

3,176

 

 

 

16,171

 

 

 

12,760

 

Income tax provision

 

3,233

 

 

 

10,631

 

 

 

15,090

 

 

 

30,976

 

EBITDA

$

(170,843

)

 

$

45,842

 

 

$

(88,690

)

 

$

159,743

 

Pre-opening costs (a)

 

957

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

2,006

 

 

 

694

 

Non-cash lease expense (b)

 

144

 

 

 

(693

)

 

 

547

 

 

 

(7,115

)

Impairment charges (c)

 

197,712

 

 

 

 

 

 

197,712

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation (d)

 

820

 

 

 

1,104

 

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

4,263

 

Management transition costs (e)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

473

 

Foreign exchange (gains) losses (f)

 

(9

)

 

 

20

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

(14

)

Elfa severance charges (g)

 

383

 

 

 

 

 

 

383

 

 

 

 

Acquisition-related costs (h)

 

 

 

 

53

 

 

 

63

 

 

 

745

 

COVID-19 costs (i)

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

203

 

Other costs (j)

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

29,164

 

 

$

46,362

 

 

$

115,426

 

 

$

159,009

 

____________________

(a)

 

Non-capital expenditures associated with opening new stores and relocating stores, including marketing expenses, travel and relocation costs, and training costs. We adjust for these costs to facilitate comparisons of our performance from period to period.

 

(b)

 

Reflects the extent to which our annual GAAP operating lease expense has been above or below our cash operating lease payments. The amount varies depending on the average age of our lease portfolio (weighted for size), as our GAAP operating lease expense on younger leases typically exceeds our cash operating lease payments, while our GAAP operating lease expense on older leases is typically less than our cash operating lease payments.

 

(c)

 

Non-cash goodwill impairment charge incurred in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

(d)

 

Non-cash charges related to stock-based compensation programs, which vary from period to period depending on volume and vesting timing of awards. We adjust for these charges to facilitate comparisons from period to period.

 

(e)

 

Costs related to the transition of key executives including severance and signing bonus recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

(f)

 

Realized foreign exchange transactional gains/losses our management does not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing operations.

 

(g)

 

Elfa severance charges recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

(h)

 

Includes acquisition and legal costs incurred in fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2021 associated with the acquisition of Closet Works, all of which were recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

(i)

 

Includes incremental costs attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, which primarily consist of sanitization costs in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, all of which were recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

 

(j)

 

Includes other charges unrelated to COVID-19, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

The table below reconciles the non-GAAP financial measure of free cash flow with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure of net cash provided by operating activities.

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

April 1,

 

April 2,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

59,305

 

 

$

56,990

 

Less: Additions to property and equipment

 

 

(64,223

)

 

 

(33,389

)

Free cash flow

 

$

(4,918

)

 

$

23,601

 

 

Investors:

ICR, Inc.
Farah Soi/Caitlin Churchill
203-682-8200
Farah.Soi@icrinc.com
Caitlin.Churchill@icrinc.com

or

Media:
The Container Store Group, Inc.
Katelyn Clinton, 972-538-6491
publicrelations@containerstore.com

Source: The Container Store Group, Inc.