Genesco Inc. Reports Fiscal 2021 First Quarter Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --

First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Summary

  • Net sales decreased 44% to $279 million with stores closed starting in mid-March
  • GAAP EPS from continuing operations was ($9.54) vs. $0.36 last year
  • Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations was ($3.65)1 vs. $0.33 last year

Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) today reported a GAAP loss from continuing operations per diluted share of ($9.54) for the three months ended May 2, 2020, compared to earnings from continuing operations per diluted share of $0.36 in the first quarter last year.  Adjusted for the excluded items in both periods, the Company reported a first quarter loss from continuing operations per diluted share of ($3.65), compared to earnings from continuing operations per diluted share of $0.33 last year.

Mimi E. Vaughn, Genesco President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am proud of how our organization has responded in these extraordinary times as we strived to protect our people, our customers and our business.  Thanks to the work we did last year creating a footwear-focused company and building on the turnaround in profitability that began in Fiscal 2019, we entered the pandemic in a positon of strength. Despite the challenges we faced from the decision in mid-March to temporarily close all of our stores, we were able to stay actively engaged with existing and new customers as we successfully leveraged the multi-year investments we've made advancing our digital commerce capabilities. Our targeted actions combined with the accelerated shift in online purchasing brought on by COVID-19, helped fuel a triple digit e-commerce comp gain for the month of April and 64% comp growth for the first quarter. In May, e-commerce sales increased further above April's substantial levels.

"As the second quarter got underway, we began reopening our stores with the health and safety of our teams and customers as our top priority.  Today, approximately 1,000 stores are open and we are pleased with the initial results we've experienced thus far, especially at Journeys where sales in the stores that have reopened are comping nicely positive to last year's volumes for the same period. That said, there continues to be a good deal of uncertainty about near-term trends and therefore we are planning sales conservatively and managing expenses and inventory accordingly. We feel good about the strategic positioning of our businesses for the longer-term, and we believe that we've taken the necessary steps to navigate the near-term impact of this pandemic."

Actions Taken in Response to COVID-19

In response to the impact from COVID-19, in the first quarter, the Company took the following actions to preserve financial liquidity and financial flexibility:

  • Borrowed $208 million on its existing lines of credit, extended payment terms with suppliers, managed inventory by reducing future receipts, and reduced planned capital expenditures by over 50%
  • Furloughed or reduced its workforce by 90% across stores, corporate offices, call centers and distribution centers
  • Implemented salary reductions for the executive team and select employees, reduced the cash compensation of its board of directors, and suspended certain employee benefits, including 401(k) matching
  • Maximized benefits provided by the CARES Act in the U.S. as well as relief packages provided by the U.K. government, including employee retention credits, income tax benefits and property tax relief
  • Including the above, reduced expenses by 20% during the quarter
  • Amended its ABL lending agreement, increasing the facility from $275 million to up to $350 million of borrowing capacity

Store Re-Opening Update

As of June 6, 2020, the Company is currently operating in close to 1,000 locations, including more than 900 Journeys, more than 80 Johnston & Murphy, and a few Schuh locations.  The Company  anticipates reopening  close to 85% of all stores by the end of June.

All store locations are operating under enhanced measures to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers, including requiring employees to wear masks, providing hand sanitizer in multiple locations throughout each store for customer and employee use, enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols, reconfigured sales floors to promote physical distancing, and modified employee and customer interactions to limit contact.

Genesco will continue its phased approach to reopen stores when the following conditions are met:

  • state and local governments have allowed stores to operate;
  • the Company believes it can operate safely under its enhanced health and safety measures; and
  • the Company believes that it can ensure the safety of its employees and customers

First Quarter Review

Net sales for the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 decreased 44% to $279 million from $496 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2020.  This sales decrease was driven by the closure of stores for the back half of the first quarter as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, lower wholesale sales and lower exchange rates, partially offset by digital comp growth of 64%.  As a result of the store closures in response to COVID-19, the Company has not included first quarter Fiscal 2021 comparable sales, except for comparable direct sales, as it feels that overall sales is a more meaningful metric during this period.

 

Comparable Sales




Comparable Same Store and Direct Sales:

1QFY21

1QFY20

Journeys Group

NA

7%

Schuh Group

NA

2%

Johnston & Murphy Group

NA

0%

Total Genesco Comparable Sales

NA

5%

   

Same Store Sales

NA

4%

Comparable Direct Sales

64%

15%

First quarter gross margin this year was 43.0%, down 640 basis points, compared with 49.4% last year. The decrease as a percentage of sales is due primarily to higher shipping and warehouse expense in all divisions driven by the increase in penetration of e-commerce and an increase in inventory reserves at Journeys, higher penetration of sale product at Schuh, and more markdowns at Johnston & Murphy.

Selling and administrative expense for the first quarter this year increased as a percentage of net sales due to lower sales as a result of COVID-19, but expense in dollars decreased 20% compared to the same period last year.  Proactive steps taken at the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic and lower bonus expense drove the reduction in expenses.  The Company reduced selling salaries, occupancy, and compensation expense along with many other non-essential expenses compared to the previous year.

Genesco's GAAP operating loss for the first quarter was $(156.0) million, or (55.9)% of sales this year compared with operating income of $9.1 million, or 1.8% of sales last year.  Adjusted for the excluded items in both periods, the operating loss for the first quarter was $(69.5) million this year compared with operating income of $8.4 million last year.  Adjusted operating margin was (24.9)% of sales in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 and 1.7% last year.

The effective tax rate for the quarter was 14.1% in Fiscal 2021 compared to 30.7% last year.  The adjusted tax rate, reflecting excluded items, was 26.8% in Fiscal 2021 compared to 31.3% last year.  The lower adjusted tax rate for this year primarily reflects the inability to recognize a tax benefit for certain foreign losses.

The GAAP loss from continuing operations was $(134.6) million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $6.5 million in the first quarter last year.  Adjusted for the excluded items in both periods, the first quarter loss from continuing operations was $(51.4) million, or ($3.65) loss per share in Fiscal 2021, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $5.9 million, or $0.33 earnings per share last year.

Impairment Charges

Due to the significant decline in its stock price and market capitalization resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19, the Company identified indicators of impairment in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021. As a result, the Company recognized the full impairment of goodwill in its Schuh Group and recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $79.3 million pretax, or $5.62 per diluted share after tax.  In addition, the Company also recorded a $5.3 million non-cash trademark impairment and $3.0 million for retail store asset impairments for the first quarter of Fiscal 2021. 

Cash, Borrowings and Inventory

Cash and cash equivalents at May 2, 2020, were $238.6 million, compared with $156.7 million at May 4, 2019.   Total debt at the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 was $222.7 million compared with $73.7 million at the end of last year's first quarter. Total unused availability as of May 2, 2020 was $52.0 million and was increased by the recent amendment to our bank facility.  Inventories increased 6% in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 on a year-over-year basis.   

Capital Expenditures and Store Activity

For the first quarter, capital expenditures were $7 million, primarily related to store projects already in progress as well as digital and omni-channel initiatives.  Depreciation and amortization was $12 million.  During the quarter, the Company opened three new stores and closed four stores.  The Company ended the quarter with 1,479 stores compared with 1,504 stores at the end of the first quarter last year, or a decrease of 2%.  Square footage was down 2% on a year-over-year basis.

Share Repurchases

The Company did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter of Fiscal 2021. 

Fiscal 2021 Outlook

Due to the continued uncertainty in the overall economy, the Company is not providing guidance at this time.

Conference Call, Management Commentary and Investor Presentation

The Company has posted detailed financial commentary and a supplemental financial presentation of first quarter results on its website, www.genesco.com, in the investor relations section. The Company's live conference call on June 9, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. (Central time), may be accessed through the Company's website, www.genesco.com. To listen live, please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary software.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding the performance outlook for the Company and its individual businesses (including, without limitation, sales, expenses, margins, earnings and those regarding its ability to reopen stores, operate the stores safely and ensure the safety of customers and employees) and all other statements not addressing solely historical facts or present conditions. Actual results could vary materially from the expectations reflected in these statements. A number of factors could cause differences.  These include adjustments to estimates and projections reflected in forward-looking statements, including as a result of the effects of COVID-19 on the Company's business including whether there is a second wave or periods of increases in the number of COVID-19 cases in locations in which the Company  operates, restrictions on operations imposed by government entities and landlords, changes in public safety and health requirements, the Company's ability to adequately staff stores, limitations on the Company's ability to provide adequate personal protective equipment to employees, and the Company's ability to maintain social distancing requirements; stores closures and effects on the business as a result of civil disturbances; the level and timing of promotional activity necessary to maintain inventories at appropriate levels; the timing and amount of any share repurchases by the Company; the imposition of tariffs on products imported by the Company or its vendors as well as the ability and costs to move production of products in response to tariffs; the Company's ability to obtain from suppliers products that are in-demand on a timely basis and effectively manage disruptions in product supply or distribution, including disruptions as a result of COVID-19; unfavorable trends in fuel costs, foreign exchange rates, foreign labor and material costs, and other factors affecting the cost of products; the effects of the British decision to exit the European Union and other sources of weakness in the U.K. market; the effectiveness of the Company's omnichannel initiatives; costs associated with changes in minimum wage and overtime requirements; wage pressure in the U.S. and the U.K.; weakness in the consumer economy and retail industry; competition and fashion trends in the Company's markets; closure of stores due to COVID-19 and weakness in traffic at shopping malls and at our stores that are open; risks related to the potential for terrorist events; risks related to public health and safety events, including for example, the COVID-19 coronavirus; changes in buying patterns by significant wholesale customers; the Company's ability to continue to complete and integrate acquisitions, expand its business and diversify its product base; retained liabilities associated with divestitures of businesses including potential liabilities under leases as the prior tenant or as a guarantor of certain leases; and changes in the timing of holidays or in the onset of seasonal weather affecting period-to-period sales comparisons. Additional factors that could cause differences from expectations include the ability to open additional retail stores and to renew leases in existing stores and control or lower occupancy costs, and to conduct required remodeling or refurbishment on schedule and at expected expense levels; the Company's ability to eliminate stranded costs associated with dispositions, including the sale of the Lids Sport Group business; the Company's ability to realize anticipated cost savings, including rent savings; deterioration in the performance of individual businesses or of the Company's market value relative to its book value, resulting in impairments of fixed assets, operating lease right of use assets or intangible assets or other adverse financial consequences and the timing and amount of such impairments or other consequences; unexpected changes to the market for the Company's shares or for the retail sector in general; costs and reputational harm as a result of disruptions in the Company's business or information technology systems either by security breaches and incidents or by potential problems associated with the implementation of new or upgraded systems; and the cost and outcome of litigation, investigations and environmental matters involving the Company. Additional factors are cited in the "Risk Factors," "Legal Proceedings" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of, and elsewhere in, the Company's SEC filings, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC website, www.sec.gov, or by contacting the investor relations department of Genesco via the Company's website, www.genesco.com. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this release are beyond Genesco's ability to control or predict. Genesco undertakes no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Forward-looking statements reflect the expectations of the Company at the time they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation to update such statements.

About Genesco Inc.

Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based specialty retailer, sells footwear and accessories in more than 1,475 retail stores throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Schuh, Schuh Kids, Little Burgundy, Johnston & Murphy, and on internet websites www.journeys.com, www.journeyskidz.com, www.journeys.ca, www.littleburgundyshoes.com, www.schuh.co.uk, www.johnstonmurphy.com, www.johnstonmurphy.ca,  www.trask.com, and www.dockersshoes.com.  In addition, Genesco sells wholesale footwear under its Johnston & Murphy brand, the Trask brand, the licensed Dockers brand, the licensed Levi's brand, the licensed Bass brand, and other brands. For more information on Genesco and its operating divisions, please visit www.genesco.com.

______________________

1Excludes a goodwill impairment charge, trademark impairment and retail store asset impairment charges, partially offset by a release of earn-out related to the Togast acquisition, net of tax effect in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 ("Excluded Items").  A reconciliation of earnings/loss and earnings/loss per share from continuing operations in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") with the adjusted earnings/loss and earnings/loss per share numbers is set forth on Schedule B to this press release. The Company believes that disclosure of earnings and earnings per share from continuing operations adjusted for the items not reflected in the previously announced expectations will be meaningful to investors, especially in light of the impact of such items on the results.

GENESCO INC.


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations


(in thousands, except per share data)


(Unaudited)
















Quarter 1


Quarter 1






May 2,

% of


May 4,

% of






2020

Net Sales


2019

Net Sales



Net sales



$   279,232

100.0%


$  495,651

100.0%



Cost of sales



159,088

57.0%


250,743

50.6%



   Gross margin


120,144

43.0%


244,908

49.4%



Selling and administrative expenses

189,042

67.7%


236,555

47.7%



Goodwill impairment


79,259

28.4%


-

0.0%



Asset impairments and other, net

7,861

2.8%


(731)

-0.1%



   Operating income (loss)


(156,018)

-55.9%


9,084

1.8%



Other components of net periodic benefit cost

(124)

0.0%


(86)

0.0%



Interest expense, net


856

0.3%


(166)

0.0%



   Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before 








     income taxes


(156,750)

-56.1%


9,336

1.9%



Income tax expense (benefit)

(22,126)

-7.9%


2,866

0.6%



   Earnings (loss) from continuing operations

(134,624)

-48.2%


6,470

1.3%



Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(153)

-0.1%


(124)

0.0%



   Net Earnings (Loss)


$  (134,777)

-48.3%


$      6,346

1.3%













Basic earnings (loss) per share:








    Before discontinued operations

$        (9.54)



$        0.37




    Net earnings (loss)


$        (9.55)



$        0.36














Weighted-average shares outstanding - Basic

14,110



17,645














Diluted earnings (loss) per share:








    Before discontinued operations

$        (9.54)



$        0.36




    Net earnings (loss)


$        (9.55)



$        0.36














Weighted-average shares outstanding - Diluted

14,110



17,850













 

GENESCO INC.


Sales/Earnings Summary by Segment


(in thousands)


(Unaudited)
















Quarter 1


Quarter 1






May 2,

% of


May 4,

% of






2020

Net Sales


2019

Net Sales



Sales:










    Journeys Group


$   168,925

60.5%


$  323,972

65.4%



    Schuh Group


47,165

16.9%


76,844

15.5%



    Johnston & Murphy Group

38,849

13.9%


74,734

15.1%



    Licensed Brands


24,293

8.7%


20,083

4.1%



    Corporate and Other


-

0.0%


18

0.0%



    Net Sales



$   279,232

100.0%


$  495,651

100.0%



Operating Income (Loss):









    Journeys Group


$    (37,083)

-22.0%


$    18,976

5.9%



    Schuh Group


(15,086)

-32.0%


(5,428)

-7.1%



    Johnston & Murphy Group

(9,584)

-24.7%


5,106

6.8%



    Licensed Brands


(2,501)

-10.3%


429

2.1%



    Corporate and Other(1)


(12,505)

-4.5%


(9,999)

-2.0%



    Goodwill Impairment


(79,259)

-28.4%


-

0.0%



Operating income (loss)


(156,018)

-55.9%


9,084

1.8%



Other components of net periodic benefit cost

(124)

0.0%


(86)

0.0%



Interest, net



856

0.3%


(166)

0.0%













Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before                    







   income taxes


(156,750)

-56.1%


9,336

1.9%



Income tax expense (benefit)

(22,126)

-7.9%


2,866

0.6%



Earnings (loss) from continuing operations

(134,624)

-48.2%


6,470

1.3%



Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(153)

-0.1%


(124)

0.0%



Net Earnings (Loss)


$  (134,777)

-48.3%


$      6,346

1.3%























(1)Includes a $7.9 million charge in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 which includes a $5.3 million charge for trademark impairment and a $3.0



   million charge for retail store asset impairments, partially offset by a $(0.4) million gain for the release of an earnout related to the Togast 



   acquisition. Includes a ($0.7) million gain in the first quarter of Fiscal 2020 which includes a gain of ($1.0) million for lease terminations, 



  partially offset by a $0.3 million charge for retail store asset impairments.


 


GENESCO INC.



Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets



(in thousands)



(Unaudited)






















May 2, 2020


May 4, 2019



Assets








Cash and cash equivalents



$           238,574


$         156,655



Accounts receivable



55,259


33,275



Inventories



391,803


367,998



Other current assets



49,372


43,116



   Total current assets



735,008


601,044



Property and equipment



227,058


271,320



Operating lease right of use assets


692,489


769,922



Goodwill and other intangibles



66,579


124,623



Other non-current assets



33,934


49,164



   Total Assets



$        1,755,068


$      1,816,073











Liabilities and Equity








Accounts payable



$           175,232


$         121,655



Current portion long-term debt



23,741


13,914



Current portion operating lease liabilities


164,723


138,758



Other current liabilities



66,328


89,537



   Total current liabilities



430,024


363,864



Long-term debt



198,939


59,762



Long-term operating lease liabilities


615,400


690,432



Other long-term liabilities



34,883


39,089



Equity



475,822


662,926



   Total Liabilities and Equity



$        1,755,068


$      1,816,073










 

GENESCO INC.

Store Count Activity
























Balance




Balance





Balance


02/02/19

Open

Close


02/01/20


Open

Close


05/02/20

Journeys Group

1,193

8

30


1,171


1

1


1,171

Schuh Group

136

1

8


129


0

2


127

Johnston & Murphy Group

183

3

6


180


2

1


181

Total Retail Units

1,512

12

44


1,480


3

4


1,479























 

GENESCO INC.

Comparable Sales




















Quarter 1









May 2,


May 4,









2020(1)


2019

Journeys Group








NA


7%

Schuh Group








NA


2%

Johnston & Murphy Group








NA


0%

  Total Comparable Sales








NA


5%












Same Store Sales








NA


4%

Comparable Direct Sales








64%


15%












(1) As a result of store closures in response to COVID-19, the Company has not included first quarter Fiscal 2021

     comparable sales, except for comparable direct sales, as it feels that overall sales is a more meaningful metric

     during this period.


 


GENESCO INC.



COVID-19 Related Adjustments



(in thousands)



(Unaudited)












Quarter 1






May 2, 2020









Goodwill impairment



$       79,259



Incremental retail store asset impairment(1)


2,734



Trademark impairment(1)



5,260



Release of Togast earnout(1)



(441)



Excess inventory(2)



1,808



Non-productive compensation(3) and (4)


3,245



UK property tax relief(3)



(1,555)



Incremental bad debt reserve(3)



2,422



Other(3)



(198)









Total COVID-19 related adjustments


$       92,534









(1)Included in asset impairments and other, net on the Condensed Consolidated



   Statements of Operations.






(2)Included in cost of sales on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of 



   Operations.






(3)Included in selling and administrative expenses on the Condensed Consolidated


    Statements of Operations.






(4)Compensation paid to furloughed workers, net of the CARES Act and UK 



     government relief.











 

Schedule B


Genesco Inc.

Adjustments to Reported Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations

Three Months Ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019











The Company believes that disclosure of earnings (loss) and earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations and operating income (loss) adjusted for the items 

not reflected in the previously announced expectations will be meaningful to investors, especially in light of the impact of such items on the results.













 Quarter 1 




 May 2, 2020 


 May 4, 2019 





 Net of 

 Per Share 



 Net of 

 Per Share 


In Thousands (except per share amounts)


 Pretax 

 Tax 

 Amounts 


 Pretax 

 Tax 

 Amounts 


Earnings (loss) from continuing operations, as reported



$    (134,624)

($9.54)



$        6,470

$0.36












Asset impairments and other adjustments:










  Retail store asset impairment charges


$           3,042

2,228

0.16


$          307

212

0.01


  Trademark impairment


5,260

5,153

0.37


-

-

0.00


  Goodwill impairment


79,259

79,259

5.62


-

-

0.00


  Gain on lease terminations


-

-

0.00


(1,000)

(689)

(0.04)


  Release Togast earnout


(441)

(323)

(0.02)


-

-

0.00


  Change in vacation policy


(616)

(451)

(0.03)


-

-

0.00


  Gain on Hurricane Maria


-

-

0.00


(38)

(26)

0.00


  Impact of additional dilutive shares


-

-

(0.02)


-

-

0.00


  Total asset impairments and other adjustments


$         86,504

85,866

6.08


$         (731)

(503)

(0.03)












Income tax expense adjustments:










  Other tax items



(2,690)

(0.19)



(58)

0.00


  Total income tax expense adjustments



(2,690)

(0.19)



(58)

0.00












Adjusted earnings (loss) from continuing operations(1)and(2)



$      (51,448)

($3.65)



$        5,909

$0.33






















(1)The adjusted tax rate for the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 and 2020 is 26.8% and 31.3%, respectively.












(2)EPS reflects 14.1 million and 17.9 million share count for the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively, which excludes common stock equivalents 


    in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021 due to the loss from continuing operations and includes common stock equivalents in the first quarter of Fiscal 2020.


 

Schedule B


Genesco Inc.

Adjustments to Reported Operating Income (Loss)

Three Months Ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019








 Quarter 1 - May 2, 2020 



 Operating 

 Asset Impair 

Adj Operating

In Thousands 


 Income (Loss) 

& Other Adj

 Income (Loss) 

Journeys Group


$       (37,083)

$           (263)

$         (37,346)

Schuh Group


(15,086)

-

(15,086)

Johnston & Murphy Group


(9,584)

(96)

(9,680)

Licensed Brands


(2,501)

(39)

(2,540)

Corporate and Other


(91,764)

86,902

(4,862)

Total Operating Loss


$      (156,018)

$       86,504

$         (69,514)

  % of sales


-55.9%


-24.9%








 Quarter 1 - May 4, 2019 



 Operating 

 Asset Impair 

Adj Operating

In Thousands 


 Income (Loss) 

& Other Adj

 Income (Loss) 

Journeys Group


$         18,976

$              -

$           18,976

Schuh Group


(5,428)

-

(5,428)

Johnston & Murphy Group


5,106

-

5,106

Licensed Brands


429

-

429

Corporate and Other


(9,999)

(731)

(10,730)

Total Operating Income 


$           9,084

$           (731)

$            8,353

  % of sales


1.8%


1.7%

 

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