Shoe Carnival Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

Shoe Carnival Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NAS: SCVL) a leading retailer of value-priced footwear and accessories, today reported results for the first quarter ended May 4, 2013.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Net sales increased 4.3 percent to $232.3 million, driven by a net increase of 27 stores over the first quarter last year

  • Comparable store sales decreased 0.8 percent

  • Earnings per diluted share of $0.47

  • Company opened 13 new stores consistent with the new store growth reported during the first quarter last year


Cliff Sifford, President and CEO, stated, "Our first quarter was challenging, as we experienced colder, wetter weather through March than the same time period a year ago. However, our sales trend improved significantly in April with the arrival of warm weather, which helped us mitigate our comparable store sales decline for the quarter to less than one percent and better than we anticipated. As a result, we concluded the quarter with earnings above our expectations."

First Quarter Financial Results

The Company reported net sales of $232.3 million for the first quarter ended May 4, 2013, a 4.3 percent increase, as compared to net sales of $222.6 million for the first quarter ended April 28, 2012. Comparable store sales for the thirteen-week period ended May 4, 2013 decreased 0.8 percent as compared to the thirteen-week period ended May 5, 2012.

The gross profit margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 decreased to 29.5 percent compared to 30.8 percent for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. The merchandise margin decreased 0.9 percent, while buying, distribution and occupancy costs increased 0.4 percent as a percentage of sales.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter increased $2.8 million to $53.4 million; as a percentage of sales, these expenses increased to 22.9 percent compared to 22.7 percent in the first quarter of 2012. The increase in expense was primarily due to operating more stores versus the first quarter last year.

Net earnings for the first quarter were $9.5 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, as compared to net earnings of $11.0 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, in the first quarter last year.

Mr. Sifford concluded, "We are pleased to report that the positive sales trend experienced later in the first quarter of 2013 continues today across all departments. We remain optimistic with the continued positive performance of our athletic categories on top of a strong performance in 2012, which gives us confidence as we prepare for the very important back-to-school season."

Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings Outlook

The Company expects second quarter net sales to be in the range of $217 to $220 million with a comparable store sales increase in the range of 3.0 to 5.0 percent. Earnings per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 are expected to be in the range of $0.26 to $0.30. In the second quarter of fiscal 2012, comparable store sales increased 3.0 percent and the Company earned $0.14 per diluted share.

The second quarter of fiscal 2013 ends on August 3rd, which is one week later than the second quarter ended last year. The one-week shift in the calendar moves an important week of back-to-school sales into the second quarter of fiscal 2013, which the Company expects will result in higher sales and earnings when compared to the second quarter last year.

Store Growth

The Company expects to open 33 new stores and close five stores in fiscal 2013. Store openings and closings by quarter are as follows:

New Stores

Store Closings

1st quarter 2013

13

0

2nd quarter 2013

10

2

3rd quarter 2013

0

0

4th quarter 2013

10

3

Fiscal year 2013

33

5

The 13 new stores opened during the first quarter include locations in:

City

Market

Total Stores in
the Market

Altoona, PA

Johnstown

1

Ames, IA

Des Moines

5

Bradenton, FL

Tampa

5

Casper, WY

Casper

1

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte

7

Clive, IA

Des Moines

5

Columbia, TN

Nashville

6

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines

5

Houston, TX

Houston

12

Rogers, AR

Ft. Smith

3

Saginaw, MI

Flint

2

South Elgin, IL

Chicago

22

Williamsburg, VA

Norfolk

4

Conference Call

Today, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the Company will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter results. Participants can listen to the live webcast of the call by visiting Shoe Carnival's Investors webpage at www.shoecarnival.com. While the question-and-answer session will be available to all listeners, questions from the audience will be limited to institutional analysts and investors. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the conference call and will be archived for one year.

About Shoe Carnival

Shoe Carnival, Inc. is one of the nation's largest family footwear retailers, offering a broad assortment of value priced dress, casual and athletic footwear for men, women and children with emphasis on national and regional name brands. As of May 23, 2013, the Company operates 363 stores in 32 states and Puerto Rico, and offers online shopping at www.shoecarnival.com. Headquartered in Evansville, IN, Shoe Carnival trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the symbol SCVL. Shoe Carnival's press releases and annual report are available on the Company's website at www.shoecarnival.com

Date of Annual Shareholder Meeting

As previously announced, the Company will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 13, 2013.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions in the areas of the continental United States and Puerto Rico in which our stores are located; the effects and duration of economic downturns and unemployment rates; changes in the overall retail environment and more specifically in the apparel and footwear retail sectors; our ability to generate increased sales at our stores; the potential impact of national and international security concerns on the retail environment; changes in our relationships with key suppliers; the impact of competition and pricing; changes in weather patterns, consumer buying trends and our ability to identify and respond to emerging fashion trends; the impact of disruptions in our distribution or information technology operations; the effectiveness of our inventory management; the impact of hurricanes or other natural disasters on our stores, as well as on consumer confidence and purchasing in general; risks associated with the seasonality of the retail industry; our ability to successfully execute our growth strategy, including the availability of desirable store locations at acceptable lease terms, our ability to open new stores in a timely and profitable manner, including our entry into major new markets, and the availability of sufficient funds to implement our growth plans; higher than anticipated costs associated with the closing of underperforming stores; our ability to successfully grow our e-commerce business; the inability of manufacturers to deliver products in a timely manner; changes in the political and economic environments in China, Brazil, Europe and East Asia, where the primary manufacturers of footwear are located; the impact of regulatory changes in the United States and the countries where our manufacturers are located; and the continued favorable trade relations between the United States and China and the other countries which are the major manufacturers of footwear.

In addition, these forward-looking statements necessarily depend upon assumptions, estimates and dates that may be incorrect or imprecise and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Accordingly, any forward-looking statements included in this press release do not purport to be predictions of future events or circumstances and may not be realized. Forward-looking statements can be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking terms such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "pro forma," "anticipates," "intends" or the negative of any of these terms, or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy or intentions. Given these uncertainties, we caution investors not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We disclaim any obligation to update any of these factors or to publicly announce any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect future events or developments.

Financial Tables Follow

SHOE CARNIVAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share)

Thirteen Weeks Ended
May 4, 2013

Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 28, 2012

Net sales

$

232,287

$

222,613

Cost of sales (including buying,

distribution and occupancy costs)

163,674

154,074

Gross profit

68,613

68,539

Selling, general and administrative

expenses

53,367

50,562

Operating income

15,246

17,977

Interest income

(2

)

(16

)

Interest expense

50

68

Income before income taxes

15,198

17,925

Income tax expense

5,679

6,905

Net income

$

9,519

$

11,020

Net income per share:

Basic

$

0.47

$

0.54

Diluted

$

0.47

$

0.54

Weighted average shares:

Basic

19,877

19,880

Diluted

19,897

19,971

Cash dividends declared per share

$

0.06

$

0.00

Financial Note:

Per share amounts are computed independently for each quarter of the fiscal year. The sum of the quarters may not equal the total year due to the impact of changes in weighted shares outstanding and differing applications of earnings under the two-class method.

SHOE CARNIVAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

May 4,

2013

February 2,
2013

April 28,

2012

ASSETS

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

34,122

$

45,756

$

92,291

Accounts receivable

2,525

2,152

4,197

Merchandise inventories

276,358

272,282

243,260

Deferred income taxes

2,959

2,914

2,562

Other

10,012

4,918

4,044

Total Current Assets

325,976

328,022

346,354

Property and equipment - net

80,154

77,364

72,168

Deferred income taxes

1,353

999

0

Other noncurrent assets

855

811

1,005

Total Assets

$

408,338

$

407,196

$

419,527

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

53,037

$

65,026

$

68,654

Accrued and other liabilities

20,133

16,995

23,778

Total Current Liabilities

73,170

82,021

92,432

Deferred lease incentives

18,793

18,426

15,301

Accrued rent

7,881

7,475

6,415

Deferred income taxes

0

0

1,381

Deferred compensation

7,101

6,412

6,575

Other

485

494

212

Total Liabilities

107,430

114,828

122,316

Total Shareholders' Equity

300,908

292,368

297,211

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

408,338

$

407,196

$

419,527

SHOE CARNIVAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

Thirteen Weeks Ended
May 4, 2013

Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 28, 2012

Cash Flows From Operating Activities

Net income

$

9,519

$

11,020

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net

cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

4,118

3,831

Stock-based compensation

957

692

Loss on retirement and impairment of assets

160

13

Deferred income taxes

(399

)

(614

)

Lease incentives

734

2,660

Other

407

396

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(373

)

(1,576

)

Merchandise inventories

(4,076

)

(5,605

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(13,718

)

12,932

Other

(118

)

4,955

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(2,789

)

28,704

Cash Flows From Investing Activities

Purchases of property and equipment

(6,935

)

(8,545

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(6,935

)

(8,545

)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities

Proceeds from issuance of stock

66

1,097

Dividends paid

(1,216

)

0

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

141

433

Shares surrendered by employees to pay taxes on restricted stock

(901

)

0

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(1,910

)

1,530

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(11,634

)

21,689

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

45,756

70,602

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$

34,122

$

92,291



Shoe Carnival, Inc.
Cliff Sifford
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Merchandising Officer
or
W. Kerry Jackson
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer and Treasurer
(812) 867-6471
www.shoecarnival.com

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