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The Container Store Group, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

October 29, 2019

COPPELL, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 29, 2019--

The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) (the “Company”), today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 ended September 28, 2019.

Melissa Reiff, Chief Executive Officer commented, “It was a solid second quarter during which we continued to make good progress against all of our key strategic priorities. The work we have been doing across stores, merchandising, marketing, technology and infrastructure is having a positive impact and driving our financial performance.”

Ms. Reiff continued, “The newness across our Custom Closets and other product categories is resonating with our customers, as is our refreshed marketing and merchandising, and we have multiple store tests that are generating encouraging early results that we intend to incorporate into our go-forward store growth plans. Additionally, our new distribution center is proceeding on plan and on budget, and we have successfully received initial inventory to stock the facility, as well as commenced outbound shipments to stores and customers. All of this work positions us well to capitalize on the many opportunities that lie ahead, including an estimated $6 billion total addressable market for Custom Closets and substantial whitespace for store growth beyond our current base of 93 stores.”

Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

For the second quarter (thirteen weeks) ended September 28, 2019:

For the year-to-date (twenty-six weeks) ended September 28, 2019:

Balance sheet and liquidity highlights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

September 28, 2019

 

September 29, 2018

Cash

 

$

9,029

 

$

7,212

Total debt, net of deferred financing costs

 

$

285,756

 

$

290,469

Liquidity (1)

 

$

91,526

 

$

80,798

Free cash flow (2)

 

$

(15,779)

 

$

 

(2,533)

(1)

_____________________

Cash plus availability on revolving credit facilities.

(2)

Represents fiscal twenty-six week periods only.See Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures table.

Outlook

 

The Company is updating its outlook for fiscal 2019 as follows:

 

 

Fiscal 2019 Outlook

Net sales

 

At to slightly above previously provided range of $915 million to $925 million

New store openings and store relocations

 

2 openings, including 1 relocation (2)

Comparable store sales

 

At to slightly above previously provided range of up 2.0% to up 3.0%

Net income per common share (1)

 

Towards the low end of previously provided range of $0.41 to $0.51

Adjusted net income per common share (1) (3)

 

Towards the low end of previously provided range of $0.41 to $0.51

Assumed tax rate

 

31%

Estimated share count

 

49 million

(1)

_____________________

Includes approximately $4 million, or $0.06 per common share of net costs associated with the opening of a second distribution center in Aberdeen, MD.

(2)

The Company opened a new store in Memphis, TN during the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Additionally, during the second half of fiscal 2019, the Company plans to relocate an existing store in Dallas TX.

(3)

See Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures table.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss second quarter fiscal 2019 financial results is scheduled for today, October 29, 2019, 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 two 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 13695097. The replay will be available until November 29, 2019.

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 about our future opportunities; expectations regarding our goals, strategies, priorities and initiatives; expectations regarding new store openings and relocations; plans to drive more brand awareness and attain market share gains; statements regarding our addressable market for Custom Closets; statements regarding our second distribution center and the timing of its completion; and our anticipated financial performance and tax rate for fiscal 2019.

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: our optimization plan may not result in improved sales and profitability; our inability to open or relocate new stores, or remodel existing stores, in the timeframe and at the locations we anticipate; overall decline in the health of the economy, consumer spending, and the housing market; our inability to manage costs and risks relating to new store openings; our inability to source and market new products to meet consumer preferences; our failure to achieve or maintain profitability; risks relating to the opening of a second distribution center; 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; our vulnerability to natural disasters and other unexpected events; our reliance upon independent third party transportation providers; our inability to protect our brand; our failure to successfully anticipate consumer preferences and demand; our inability to manage our growth; inability to locate available retail store sites on terms acceptable to us; our inability to maintain sufficient levels of cash flow to meet growth expectations; 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; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; our inability to effectively manage our online sales; competition from other stores and internet-based competition; our inability to obtain merchandise on a timely basis at competitive prices as a result of changes in vendor relationships; vendors may sell similar or identical products to our competitors; our reliance on key executive management, and the transition in our executive leadership; our inability to find, train and retain key personnel; labor relations difficulties; increases in health care costs and labor costs; our dependence on foreign imports for our merchandise; violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar worldwide anti-bribery and anti-kickback laws; 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; effects of tax reform; and uncertainty with respect to tax and trade policies, tariffs and government regulations affecting trade between the United States and other countries.

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, or SEC, on May 30, 2019, 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 retailer of storage and organization products and solutions – a concept they originated in 1978. Today, with locations nationwide, the retailer offers more than 10,000 products designed to help customers accomplish projects, maximize their space and make the most of their home. The Container Store also offers a full suite of custom closets designed to accommodate all sizes, styles and budgets.

Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered.
Visit www.containerstore.com/blog for inspiration, tips and real solutions to everyday organization challenges,
and www.whatwestandfor.com to learn more about the company’s unique culture.

The Container Store Group, Inc.
Consolidated statements of operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands, except share and
per share amounts) (unaudited)

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

 

September 28, 2019

 

September 29, 2018

 

September 28, 2019

September 29, 2018

Net sales

 

$

236,432

 

$

224,453

 

$

445,952

 

$

420,276

Cost of sales (excluding depreciation and amortization)

 

 

99,628

 

 

93,878

 

 

189,341

 

 

174,930

Gross profit

 

 

136,804

 

 

130,575

 

 

256,611

 

 

245,346

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

 

 

113,978

 

 

105,656

 

 

222,309

 

 

212,261

Stock-based compensation

 

 

965

 

 

769

 

 

1,776

 

 

1,355

Pre-opening costs

 

 

2,331

 

 

881

 

 

3,506

 

 

1,227

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

8,742

 

 

9,128

 

 

18,448

 

 

18,465

Other expenses

 

 

403

 

 

24

 

 

376

 

 

217

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4)

 

 

40

Income from operations

 

 

10,385

 

 

14,117

 

 

10,200

 

 

11,781

Interest expense, net

 

 

5,402

 

 

7,377

 

 

11,111

 

 

15,285

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

2,082

 

 

 

 

2,082

Income (loss) before taxes

 

 

4,983

 

 

4,658

 

 

(911)

 

 

(5,586)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

 

1,337

 

 

1,417

 

 

(458)

 

 

(2,063)

Net income (loss)

 

$

3,646

 

$

3,241

 

$

(453)

 

$

(3,523)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

$

0.08

 

$

0.07

 

$

(0.01)

 

$

(0.07)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares — basic

 

 

48,291,643

 

 

48,138,907

 

 

48,261,395

 

 

48,138,907

Weighted-average common shares — diluted

 

 

48,417,474

 

 

48,519,166

 

 

48,261,395

 

 

48,138,907

The Container Store Group, Inc.
Consolidated balance sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28,
2019

 

March 30,
2019

 

September 29,
2018

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Assets

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

9,029

 

$

7,364

 

$

7,212

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

26,030

 

 

25,568

 

 

25,400

Inventory

 

 

133,200

 

 

108,650

 

 

110,801

Prepaid expenses

 

 

11,736

 

 

10,078

 

 

11,021

Income taxes receivable

 

 

2,603

 

 

1,003

 

 

3,394

Other current assets

 

 

10,518

 

 

11,705

 

 

10,562

Total current assets

 

 

193,116

 

 

164,368

 

 

168,390

Noncurrent assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

155,107

 

 

152,588

 

 

149,259

Noncurrent operating lease assets

 

 

362,609

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

 

202,815

 

 

202,815

 

 

202,815

Trade names

 

 

223,184

 

 

225,150

 

 

226,939

Deferred financing costs, net

 

 

206

 

 

241

 

 

276

Noncurrent deferred tax assets, net

 

 

1,803

 

 

1,912

 

 

1,979

Other assets

 

 

1,732

 

 

1,670

 

 

1,796

Total noncurrent assets

 

 

947,456

 

 

584,376

 

 

583,064

Total assets

 

$

1,140,572

 

$

748,744

 

$

751,454

The Container Store Group, Inc.
Consolidated balance sheets (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28,
2019

 

March 30,
2019

 

September 29,
2018

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

74,376

 

$

58,734

 

$

62,313

Accrued liabilities

 

 

65,522

 

 

67,163

 

 

64,199

Revolving lines of credit

 

 

10,813

 

 

5,511

 

 

1,128

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

6,936

 

 

7,016

 

 

7,052

Current operating lease liabilities

 

 

61,663

 

 

 

 

Income taxes payable

 

 

254

 

 

2,851

 

 

1,851

Total current liabilities

 

 

219,564

 

 

141,275

 

 

136,543

Noncurrent liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

268,007

 

 

254,960

 

 

282,289

Noncurrent operating lease liabilities

 

 

333,603

 

 

 

 

Noncurrent deferred tax liabilities, net

 

 

49,516

 

 

51,702

 

 

50,630

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

10,534

 

 

36,114

 

 

41,020

Total noncurrent liabilities

 

 

661,660

 

 

342,776

 

 

373,939

Total liabilities

 

 

881,224

 

 

484,051

 

 

510,482

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized;
48,306,412 shares issued at September 28, 2019; 48,142,319 shares
issued at March 30, 2019; 48,138,907 shares issued at September 29, 2018

 

 

483

 

 

481

 

 

481

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

865,347

 

 

863,978

 

 

862,495

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(32,395)

 

 

(26,132)

 

 

(23,167)

Retained deficit

 

 

(574,087)

 

 

(573,634)

 

 

(598,837)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

259,348

 

 

264,693

 

 

240,972

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

1,140,572

 

$

748,744

 

$

751,454

The Container Store Group, Inc.
Consolidated statements of cash flows

 

 

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

 

 

September 28,
2019

 

September 29,
2018

(In thousands) (unaudited)

 

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(453)

 

$

(3,523)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

18,448

 

 

18,465

Stock-based compensation

 

 

1,776

 

 

1,355

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets

 

 

(4)

 

 

40

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

2,082

Deferred tax benefit

 

 

(1,810)

 

 

(2,927)

Non-cash interest

 

 

931

 

 

1,418

Other

 

 

199

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(1,858)

 

 

(373)

Inventory

 

 

(25,988)

 

 

(17,066)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

310

 

 

1,875

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

17,424

 

 

13,304

Net change in lease assets and liabilities

 

 

122

 

 

Income taxes

 

 

(4,254)

 

 

(6,083)

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

 

912

 

 

(431)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

5,755

 

 

8,136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions to property and equipment

 

 

(21,534)

 

 

(10,669)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

4

 

 

7

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(21,530)

 

 

(10,662)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings on revolving lines of credit

 

 

35,428

 

 

45,404

Payments on revolving lines of credit

 

 

(29,676)

 

 

(19,267)

Borrowings on long-term debt

 

 

29,000

 

 

272,500

Payments on long-term debt

 

 

(16,775)

 

 

(294,497)

Payment of debt issuance costs

 

 

 

 

(2,244)

Payment of taxes with shares withheld upon restricted stock vesting

 

 

(356)

 

 

(122)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

17,621

 

 

1,774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

 

(181)

 

 

(435)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash

 

 

1,665

 

 

(1,187)

Cash at beginning of fiscal period

 

 

7,364

 

 

8,399

Cash at end of fiscal period

 

$

9,029

 

$

7,212

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 EBITD, 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 (loss) 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., its controlling stockholder, 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 an Elfa manufacturing facility closure, charges related to the closure of Elfa France operations, impairment charges related to intangible assets, loss on extinguishment of debt, certain (gains) losses on disposal of assets, certain management transition costs incurred and benefits realized, charges incurred as part of the implementation of our Optimization Plan, 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 (loss) and adjusted net income (loss) 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 its 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 as discussed further below. 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.

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 income (loss) and GAAP net income (loss) per common share - diluted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen
Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Six
Weeks Ended

 

Fiscal Year
2019 Outlook

 

Fiscal Year
Ended

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2019

 

September 29, 2018

 

September 28, 2019

 

September 29, 2018

 

Low

 

High

 

March 30, 2019

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

3,646

 

$

3,241

 

$

(453)

 

$

(3,523)

 

$

20,000

 

$

24,900

 

$

21,680

Gain on disposal of real estate (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(374)

Loss on extinguishment of debt (b)

 

 

 

2,082

 

 

 

 

2,082

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,082

Elfa France closure (c)

 

403

 

 

 

 

403

 

 

 

 

403

 

 

403

 

 

Optimization Plan implementation
charges (d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,864

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,864

Taxes (e)

 

(112)

 

 

(575)

 

 

(112)

 

 

(2,687)

 

 

(112)

 

 

(112)

 

 

(7,820)

Adjusted net income (loss)

$

3,937

 

$

4,748

 

$

(162)

 

$

736

 

$

20,291

 

$

25,191

 

$

20,432

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares
outstanding — diluted

 

48,417,474

 

 

48,519,166

 

 

48,261,395

 

 

48,138,907

 

 

49,000,000

 

 

49,000,000

 

 

48,400,407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share
— diluted

$

0.08

 

$

0.07

 

$

(0.01)

 

$

(0.07)

 

$

0.41

 

$

0.51

 

$

0.45

Adjusted net income (loss) per
common share — diluted

$

0.08

 

$

0.10

 

$

(0.00)

 

$

0.02

 

$

0.41

 

$

0.51

 

$

0.42

(a)

_____________________

Gain recorded as a result of the sale of a building in Lahti, Finland, recorded in fiscal 2018 in (gain) loss on disposal of assets, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance.

(b)

Loss recorded as a result of the Term Loan Amendment in fiscal 2018, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance.

(c)

Charges related to the closure of Elfa France operations in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

(d)

Charges incurred to implement our four-part optimization plan to drive improved sales and profitability, launched during fiscal 2017 (the “Optimization Plan”), which include certain consulting costs recorded in SG&A in fiscal 2018, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

(e)

Tax impact of adjustments to net income (loss), the tax impact related to the closure of Elfa France operations and the tax benefit recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 as a result of a reduction in the Swedish tax rate, which are considered to be unusual or infrequent tax items, 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 income (loss).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

 

September 28, 2019

 

September 29, 2018

 

September 28, 2019

 

September 29, 2018

Net income (loss)

$

3,646

 

$

3,241

 

$

(453)

 

$

(3,523)

Depreciation and amortization

 

8,742

 

 

9,128

 

 

18,448

 

 

18,465

Interest expense, net

 

5,402

 

 

7,377

 

 

11,111

 

 

15,285

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

1,337

 

 

1,417

 

 

(458)

 

 

(2,063)

EBITDA

$

19,127

 

$

21,163

 

$

28,648

 

$

28,164

Pre-opening costs (a)

 

2,331

 

 

881

 

 

3,506

 

 

1,227

Non-cash lease expense (b)

 

(415)

 

 

(581)

 

 

(1,177)

 

 

(1,218)

Stock-based compensation (c)

 

965

 

 

769

 

 

1,776

 

 

1,355

Loss on extinguishment of debt (d)

 

 

 

2,082

 

 

 

 

2,082

Foreign exchange losses (gains) (e)

 

14

 

 

9

 

 

(61)

 

 

47

Optimization Plan implementation charges (f)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,864

Elfa France closure (g)

 

403

 

 

 

 

403

 

 

Other adjustments (h)

 

1

 

 

24

 

 

(26)

 

 

217

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,426

 

$

24,347

 

$

33,069

 

$

36,738

(a)

_____________________

Non-capital expenditures associated with opening new stores, relocating stores and costs associated with the opening of the second distribution center, 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. In the second quarter of fiscal 2019, lease expenses associated with the opening of the second distribution center were excluded from Non-cash lease expense and included in Pre-opening costs.

(c)

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.

(d)

Loss recorded as a result of the Term Loan Amendment in fiscal 2018, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance.

(e)

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

(f)

Charges incurred to implement our Optimization Plan, which include certain consulting costs recorded in SG&A in fiscal 2018, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

(g)

Charges related to the closure of Elfa France operations in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

(h)

Other adjustments include amounts our management does not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing operations, including certain severance and other charges.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

 

September 28,
2019

 

September 29,
2018

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

5,755

 

$

8,136

Less: Additions to property and equipment

 

(21,534)

 

 

(10,669)

Free cash flow

$

(15,779)

 

$

(2,533)

 

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