Teavana Holdings, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

Teavana Holdings, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teavana Holdings, Inc. (NYS: TEA) today announced financial results for the third quarter fiscal 2012 period ended October 28, 2012.

Highlights for the third quarter:

  • Net sales increased by 38% to $46.0 million from $33.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Net sales for the quarter include $4.1 million of net sales from the 46 Teaopia stores acquired on June 11, 2012.

  • The Company opened 17 new stores to end the period with 301 company-owned stores.

  • Comparable sales increased by 0.4%. Comparable sales include e-commerce and exclude the acquired Teaopia stores.

  • Loss from operations, which includes a loss from Teaopia of $1.7 million and $0.4 million in other one-time expenses, was $2.2 million compared to income from operations of $1.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. The Teaopia loss was driven by a $1.4 million loss from operations and $0.3 million in one-time transaction and integration expenses. The other one-time expenses include transaction costs related to the pending Starbucks acquisition and set-up costs for our international entity.

  • Net loss, which includes a loss from Teaopia of $1.0 million after tax and $0.2 million after tax in other one-time expenses, was $1.4 million as compared to net income of $0.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. The Teaopia loss was driven by a $0.8 million after tax loss from operations and $0.2 million after tax in one-time transaction and integration expenses. The other one-time expenses include transaction costs related to the pending Starbucks acquisition and set-up costs for our international entity.

  • Net loss per diluted share, which includes a loss from Teaopia of $0.03 per diluted share and $0.01 per diluted share in other one-time expenses, was $0.04 per diluted share as compared to net income per diluted share of $0.02 in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. The Teaopia loss was driven by a $0.02 per diluted share loss from operations and $0.01 per diluted share in one-time transaction and integration expenses. The other one-time expenses include transaction costs related to the pending Starbucks acquisition and set-up costs for our international entity.


Andrew Mack, Chairman and CEO, stated: "We continued to show progress in the third quarter with sales growth of 38%, the successful conversion of the remaining 44 Teaopia stores to Teavana stores and strong performance of our new stores with non-comp store productivity excluding Teaopia rising to 82% of comp store productivity. In addition, the first Teavana store in the Middle East under our Alshaya franchise agreement opened early in the fourth quarter with week one sales results that exceeded any we have seen in our company's history. Of course, we were also thrilled to announce in November our pending acquisition by Starbucks. We have great respect for what Howard Schultz and his team have built at Starbucks and believe that with Starbucks we will be able to truly realize our global potential and fulfill our mission of bringing premium tea to millions of people across the world."

Highlights for fiscal year-to-date:

  • Net sales increased by 34% to $133.4 million from $99.7 million in the prior year period. Net sales include $6.2 million of net sales from the 46 Teaopia stores acquired on June 11, 2012.

  • The Company opened 55 new stores and acquired 46 Teaopia stores to end the period with 301 company-owned stores.

  • Comparable sales increased by 1.8%. Comparable sales include e-commerce and exclude the acquired Teaopia stores.

  • Income from operations, which includes a loss from Teaopia of $4.0 million and $0.5 million in other one-time expenses, was $3.7 million as compared to $10.4 million in the prior year period. The Teaopia loss was driven by a $2.2 million loss from operations and $1.8 million in one-time transaction and integration expenses. The other one-time expenses include transaction costs related to the pending Starbucks acquisition and set-up costs for our international entity.

  • Net income, which includes a loss from Teaopia of $2.4 million after tax and $0.3 million after tax in other one-time expenses, was $1.9 million as compared to $5.3 million in the prior year period. The Teaopia loss was driven by a $1.3 million after tax loss from operations and $1.1 million after tax in one-time transaction and integration expenses. The other one-time expenses include transaction costs related to the pending Starbucks acquisition and set-up costs for our international entity.

  • Net income per diluted share, which includes a loss from Teaopia of $0.06 per diluted share and $0.01 per diluted share in other one-time expenses, was $0.05 per diluted share as compared to $0.14 per diluted share in the prior year period. The Teaopia loss was driven by a $0.03 per diluted share loss from operations and $0.03 per diluted share in one-time transaction and integration expenses. The other one-time expenses include transaction costs related to the pending Starbucks acquisition and set-up costs for our international entity.

Balance sheet highlights as of October 28, 2012:

  • The Company had $19.6 million in credit facility borrowings and $29.7 million of availability on the credit facility at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to $4.5 million in borrowings and $35.3 million of availability at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2011.

  • Inventory was $34.6 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to $32.5 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2011.

Outlook:

Due to the pending acquisition by Starbucks, no guidance is being provided.

Conference Call Information:

Due to the pending acquisition by Starbucks, the Company will not host a conference call.

About Teavana:

Teavana is a specialty retailer offering more than 100 varieties of premium loose-leaf teas, authentic artisanal teawares and other tea-related merchandise through 301 company-owned stores and on its website. Founded in 1997, the company offers new tea enthusiasts and tea connoisseurs alike its "Heaven of Tea" retail experience where passionate and knowledgeable "teaologists" engage and educate them about the ritual and enjoyment of tea. The company's mission is to establish Teavana as the most recognized and respected brand in the tea industry by expanding the culture of tea across the world. To support the tea culture globally, Teavana donates approximately 1% of annual net profits to the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc., or "CARE," through its Teavana Equatrade program. For more information, visit www.teavana.com.

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 our industry, business strategy, goals and expectations concerning our market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information.You 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.We cannot assure you that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated.Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to risks relating to our strategy and expansion plans, the availability of suitable new store locations, risks that consumer spending may decline and that U.S., Canadian and global macroeconomic conditions may worsen, risks related to our continued retention of our senior management and other key personnel, risks relating to changes in consumer preferences and economic conditions, risks relating to our distribution center, quality or health concerns about our teas and tea-related merchandise, events that may affect our vendors, increased competition from other tea and beverage retailers, risks relating to trade restrictions, risks associated with leasing substantial amounts of space, risks relating to our pending acquisition by Starbucks, including uncertainties as to the timing of the merger, the possibility that various closing conditions for the transaction may not be satisfied or waived, and the effects of disruption from the transaction on relationships with employees, customers and business partners, and other factors that are set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including risk factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available atwww.sec.govand in all filings with the SEC made by us subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K.Other factors that could change expected outcomes include our ability to integrate Teaopia's operations as planned and the continued performance of its locations as planned.If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of our assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements.Any forward-looking statement made by us in this news release speaks only as of the date on which we make it.Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them.We undertake 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.

Teavana Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income / (Loss)

(unaudited)

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended

October 28, 2012

October 30, 2011

October 28, 2012

October 30, 2011

Net sales

$

46,037

$

33,426

$

133,436

$

99,679

Cost of goods sold(exclusive of depreciation shown separately below)

20,320

12,749

54,089

37,386

Gross profit

25,717

20,677

79,347

62,293

Selling, general and administrative expense

25,349

17,511

69,158

47,636

Depreciation and amortization expense

2,585

1,554

6,530

4,257

Income / (loss) from operations

(2,217

)

1,612

3,659

10,400

Interest expense, net

238

122

441

1,553

Income / (loss) before income taxes

(2,455

)

1,490

3,218

8,847

Provision for / (benefit from) income taxes

(1,040

)

554

1,278

3,556

Net income / (loss)

$

(1,415

)

$

936

$

1,940

$

5,291

Other comprehensive income

Net gain on foreign currency translation

168

-

641

-

Comprehensive income / (loss)

$

(1,247

)

$

936

$

2,581

$

5,291

Net income / (loss) per share:

Basic

$

(0.04

)

$

0.02

$

0.05

$

0.14

Diluted

$

(0.04

)

$

0.02

$

0.05

$

0.14

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

38,632,149

38,138,070

38,496,953

37,216,444

Diluted

38,632,149

38,965,104

39,152,380

38,029,119

Teavana Holdings, Inc

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

October 28, 2012

January 29, 2012

Assets

(unaudited)

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

908

$

17,818

Prepaid expenses

6,099

3,995

Income tax receivable

2,211

-

Inventory

34,627

25,676

Other current assets

3,592

2,175

Total current assets

47,437

49,664

Property and equipment, net

63,510

42,785

Intangible assets, net

1,183

-

Goodwill

20,698

2,394

Other non-current assets

672

775

Total assets

$

133,500

$

95,618

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

8,261

$

3,898

Income taxes payable

-

1,821

Other current liabilities

12,223

6,847

Total current liabilities

20,484

12,566

Long-term liabilities

Deferred rent

16,835

12,905

Deferred tax liability, non-current

2,420

2,570

Long-term debt

19,627

-

Other long-term liabilities

722

575

Total long-term liabilities

39,604

16,050

Total liabilities

60,088

28,616

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity

Common stock, $0.00003 par value;

100,000,000 shares authorized as of October

28, 2012 and January 29, 2012; 38,685,783

shares and 38,281,836 shares issued and

outstanding as of October 28, 2012 and

January 29, 2012, respectively

1

1

Additional paid-in capital

280,611

276,782

Accumulated deficit

(207,852

)

(209,792

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

652

11

Total stockholders' equity

73,412

67,002

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

133,500

$

95,618

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