Mattress Firm Announces First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results

Mattress Firm Announces First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results

Net Sales Increased 31.5%

EPS Grew 22.3% to $0.38 on an Adjusted Diluted Basis


Mattress Firm Named Largest and Fastest Growing Bedding Specialty Retailer by Furniture Today

Reaffirms Financial Guidance for Fiscal Year 2013

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mattress Firm Holding Corp. ("the Company") (NAS: MFRM) today announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter (13 weeks) ended April 30, 2013. Net sales for the first fiscal quarter increased 31.5% to $276.0 million, reflecting incremental sales from new and acquired stores, offset by a comparable-store sales decline of 5.2%. The Company reported first fiscal quarter earnings per diluted share ("EPS") on a generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis of $0.35, and EPS on a non-GAAP adjusted basis, excluding acquisition-related and ERP system implementation costs ("Adjusted"), of $0.38. Diluted EPS on a GAAP basis and Adjusted basis are reconciled in the table below:

    

First Fiscal Quarter Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted EPS

See "Reconciliation of Reported (GAAP) to Adjusted Statements of Operations Data" for Notes

 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
May 1, 2012April 30, 2013
GAAP EPS$0.29$0.35
Acquisition-related costs (1)0.020.01
ERP system implementation costs (2) - 0.02
Adjusted EPS$0.31$0.38
 

"As the leading bedding specialty retailer in the country, we continued to achieve strong results in the first quarter, evidenced by our 31.5% revenue growth over the prior year, despite the challenging industry consumer traffic and average unit price trends that we previously referenced," stated Steve Stagner, Mattress Firm's president and chief executive officer. "With the opening of 46 new stores during the first quarter, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of opening more than 100 new stores for the third consecutive year and growing our company-operated store base above 1,100 during 2013. We are pleased with the ongoing sales and operating margin growth in the acquired Mattress Giant stores and that comparable-store sales growth turned positive in May now that those stores are included in our comparable-store sales results. As we look ahead, we are excited by the new and innovative products now on our floors supported with national advertising and anticipate consistent sales and profitability growth over the remainder of 2013."

First Quarter Financial Summary

  • Net sales for the first fiscal quarter increased 31.5% to $276.0 million, reflecting incremental sales from new and acquired stores, offset by a comparable-store sales decline of 5.2%.
  • Opened 46 new stores and closed 7 stores bringing the total number of Company-operated stores to 1,096 as of the end of the fiscal quarter.
  • Income from operations was $22.5 million. Excluding $1.3 million of acquisition-related costs and ERP system implementation costs, Adjusted income from operations was $23.8 million, representing an increase of $4.7 million, or 24.3%, over Adjusted income from operations for the comparable prior year period. Please refer to "Reconciliation of Reported (GAAP) to Adjusted Statements of Operations Data" for a reconciliation of income from operations to Adjusted income from operations and other information.
  • Adjusted operating margin decreased 50 basis points to 8.6% of net sales as compared to 9.1% in the same quarter of fiscal 2012, and consisted of a 140 basis-point decrease in gross margin, a 30 basis-point improvement in sales and marketing expense leverage, an 80 basis-point improvement in general and administrative expense leverage and an aggregate 20 basis-point operating margin decline in other categories.
  • Net income was $12.0 million and GAAP EPS was $0.35. Excluding $0.8 million, net of income taxes, of acquisition-related and ERP system implementation costs, Adjusted net income was $12.8 million and Adjusted EPS was $0.38, an increase of 22.3% over Adjusted EPS for the comparable prior year period. Please refer to "Reconciliation of Reported (GAAP) to Adjusted Statements of Operations Data" for a reconciliation of net income and GAAP EPS to Adjusted net income and Adjusted EPS, respectively, and other information.

Acquisitions

With respect to the acquisitions of former Mattress Giant stores in November 2011 and May 2012, the rebranding of the acquired stores was substantially complete by the end of fiscal 2012. The per store sales results of those stores for the months since the date of rebranding and for one year thereafter are demonstrated by the charts accompanying this release.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $1.6 million at the end of the first fiscal quarter. Net cash provided by operating activities was $16.0 million for the first fiscal quarter. As of April 30, 2013, there was $8.0 million of borrowings under the revolving portion of the 2012 Senior Credit Facility (as defined in the Company's filings with the SEC) and approximately $1.4 million in outstanding letters of credit, with additional borrowing capacity of $90.6 million.

Financial Guidance

The Company is reaffirming its guidance for the fiscal year (52 weeks) ending January 28, 2014 ("fiscal year 2013"), which was originally issued in March 2013.

Full Fiscal Year Ending January 28, 2014

    

Range

Net sales (in billions)

$1.237 to $1.250

New stores

110 to 120

Net store unit increase

90 to 95

GAAP EPS

$1.81 to $1.89

Acquisition-related costs per share

$0.01

ERP system implementation costs per share

$0.07 to $0.09

Adjusted EPS

$1.90 to $1.98

Comparable-store sales growth

low single digit

 

Call Information

A conference call to discuss first fiscal quarter results is scheduled for today, June 4, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The call will be hosted by Steve Stagner, president and chief executive officer, and Jim Black, chief financial officer.

The conference call will be accessible by telephone and the internet. To access the call, participants from within the U.S. may dial (877) 407-3982, and participants from outside the U.S. may dial (201) 493-6780. Participants may also access the call via live webcast by visiting the Company's investor relations web site at http://www.mattressfirm.com.

The replay of the call will be available from approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 4, 2013 through midnight Eastern Time on June 18, 2013. To access the replay, the domestic dial-in number is (877) 870-5176, the international dial-in number is (858) 384-5517, and the passcode is 414720. The archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's web site for a limited time.

Net Sales and Store Unit Information

The components of the net sales increase for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2013 as compared to the corresponding prior year period were as follows (in millions):

 Increase
(Decrease) in
Net Sales
Comparable-store sales$(10.8)
New stores28.9
Acquired stores50.3
Closed stores (2.2)
$66.2 
 

The composition of net sales by major category of product and services were as follows (in millions):

        
Thirteen Weeks Ended
May 1,% ofApril 30,% of
2012Total2013Total
Specialty mattresses$106.350.7%$129.847.0%
Conventional mattresses85.540.7%121.644.0%
Furniture and accessories 14.06.7% 19.27.0%
Total product sales205.898.1%270.698.0%
Delivery service revenues 4.01.9% 5.42.0%
Total net sales$209.8100.0%$276.0100.0%
 

Prior-year components of the Company's net sales have been reallocated between specialty mattresses and conventional mattresses to be consistent with current-year presentation.

The activity with respect to the number of Company-operated store units was as follows:

  
Thirteen Weeks
Ended
April 30, 2013
Store units, beginning of period1,057
New stores46
Closed stores(7)
Store units, end of period1,096 

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release are not based on historical fact and are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws and regulations. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "would," "should," "could," "forecast," "feel," "project," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "intend," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology; however, not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release, such as those relating to our net sales, GAAP and Adjusted EPS and net store unit change for fiscal year 2013, are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to downturns in the economy; reduction in discretionary spending by consumers; our ability to execute our key business strategies and advance our market-level profitability; our ability to profitably open and operate new stores and capture additional market share; our relationship with our primary mattress suppliers; our dependence on a few key employees; the possible impairment of our goodwill or other acquired intangible assets; the effect of our planned growth and the integration of our acquisitions on our business infrastructure; the impact of seasonality on our financial results and comparable-store sales; our ability to raise adequate capital to support our expansion strategy; our success in pursuing and completing strategic acquisitions; the effectiveness and efficiency of our advertising expenditures; our success in keeping warranty claims and comfort exchange return rates within acceptable levels; our ability to deliver our products in a timely manner; our status as a holding company with no business operations; our ability to anticipate consumer trends; risks related to our controlling stockholder, J.W. Childs Associates, L.P.; heightened competition; changes in applicable regulations; risks related to our franchises, including our lack of control over their operation and our liabilities if they default on note or lease obligations; risks related to our stock and other factors set forth under "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2013 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on April 1, 2013 and our other SEC filings. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and reflect management's expectations or beliefs concerning future events as of the date of this press release. Actual results of operations may differ materially from those set forth in any forward-looking statements, and the inclusion of a projection or forward-looking statement in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by us that our plans or objectives will be achieved. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before income tax expense, interest income, interest expense, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), without giving effect to non-cash goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges, gains or losses on store closings and impairment of store assets, gains or losses related to the early extinguishment of debt, financial sponsor fees and expenses, non-cash charges related to stock based awards and other items that are excluded by management in reviewing the results of operations. We have presented Adjusted EBITDA because we believe that the exclusion of these items is appropriate to provide additional information to investors about our ongoing operating performance excluding certain non-cash and other items and to provide additional information with respect to our ability to comply with various covenants in documents governing our indebtedness and as a means to evaluate our period-to-period results. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed to imply that our future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. We have provided this information to analysts, investors and other third parties to enable them to perform more meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results and as a means to evaluate the results of our ongoing operations. Management also uses Adjusted EBITDA to determine executive incentive compensation payment levels. In addition, our compliance with certain covenants under the credit agreement between our indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Mattress Holding Corp., certain lenders, and UBS Securities LLC, as sole arranger, bookrunner, and a lender, are calculated based on similar measures and differ from Adjusted EBITDA primarily by the inclusion of pro forma results for acquired businesses in those similar measures. Other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of performance under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for net income prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA has significant limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP.

The following table contains a reconciliation of our net income determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods indicated (in thousands):

  
Thirteen Weeks Ended
May 1,  April 30,
20122013
Net income$9,736$12,009
Income tax expense6,1627,674
Interest income(1)(2)
Interest expense2,0752,849
Depreciation and amortization4,7046,210
Intangible assets and other amortization 580  541 
EBITDA 23,256  29,281 
Loss on store closings and impairment of store assets17261
Financial sponsor fees and expenses-12
Stock-based compensation509887
Vendor new store funds (a)383887
Acquisition-related costs (b)1,179326
Other (c) 69  569 
Adjusted EBITDA$25,413 $32,223 
 

(a)

   

We receive cash payments from certain vendors for each new incremental store that we open ("new store funds"). New store funds are initially recorded in other noncurrent liabilities when received and are then amortized as a reduction of cost of sales over 36 months in our financial statements. Historically, we have considered new store funds as a component of Adjusted EBITDA when received since new store funds are included in cash provided from operations. The adjustment includes the amount of new store funds received during the period presented and eliminates the non-cash reduction in cost of sales included in our results of operations.

 

(b)

Reflects both non-cash effects included in net income related to acquisition accounting adjustments made to inventories and other acquisition-related cash costs included in net income, such as direct acquisition costs and costs related to integration of acquired businesses.

 

(c)

Consists of various items that management excludes in reviewing the results of operations, including $0.7 million of ERP system implementation costs incurred during the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2013.

 

Adjusted EPS and the other "Adjusted" data provided in this press release are also considered non-GAAP financial measures. We report our financial results in accordance with GAAP; however, management believes evaluating our ongoing operating results may be enhanced if investors have additional non-GAAP basis financial measures to facilitate year-over-year comparisons. Management reviews non-GAAP financial measures to assess ongoing operations and considers them to be effective indicators, for both management and investors, of our financial performance over time. Our management does not advocate that investors consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. For more information, please refer to "Reconciliation of Reported (GAAP) to Adjusted Statements of Operations Data" below.

     

MATTRESS FIRM HOLDING CORP.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share amounts)

 
January 29,April 30,
 2013  2013 

Assets

(unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$14,556$1,645
Accounts receivable, net26,24630,831
Inventories63,22871,738
Deferred income tax asset3,7103,755
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 18,855  19,897 
Total current assets126,595127,866
Property and equipment, net144,612152,711
Intangible assets, net82,47982,345
Goodwill358,978358,671
Debt issue costs and other, net 12,015  11,778 
Total assets$724,679 $733,371 
 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:
Notes payable and current maturities of long-term debt$33,930$31,505
Accounts payable64,64274,708
Accrued liabilities41,10635,685
Customer deposits 8,012  8,733 
Total current liabilities147,690150,631
Long-term debt, net of current maturities219,069206,061
Deferred income tax liability26,80027,527
Other noncurrent liabilities 63,624  67,782 
Total liabilities 457,183  452,001 
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 120,000,000 shares authorized;
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