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BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019 Results

March 5, 2020 GMT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 5, 2020--

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BJ) (the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the thirteen and fifty-two weeks ended February 1, 2020.

“Fiscal 2019 was a solid year, anchored by foundational work to expand our omni capabilities and to enhance the quality of our membership, which will enable us to deliver growth and continue to transform the Company,” said Christopher J. Baldwin, Executive Chairman. “As we look ahead, we are well positioned to build on this foundation and remain confident in the fundamentals of our business and our long-term prospects.”

Lee Delaney, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our priority is to accelerate growth moving forward. I’m excited about the opportunities ahead and I look forward to executing against our strategic priorities and delivering value to members and shareholders.”

 

Key Measures for the Thirteen Weeks Ended February 1, 2020 (Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2019) and for the Fifty-Two
Weeks Ended February 1, 2020 (Fiscal 2019):

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

February 2, 2019

 

% Growth

 

February 1, 2020

 

February 2, 2019

 

% Growth

Net sales

 

$

3,394,761

 

 

$

3,343,814

 

 

1.5

%

 

$

12,888,556

 

 

$

12,724,454

 

 

1.3

%

Membership fee income

 

77,564

 

 

73,068

 

 

6.2

%

 

302,151

 

 

282,893

 

 

6.8

%

Total revenues

 

3,472,325

 

 

3,416,882

 

 

1.6

%

 

13,190,707

 

 

13,007,347

 

 

1.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

81,844

 

 

109,882

 

 

(25.5

)%

 

352,199

 

 

303,453

 

 

16.1

%

Income from continuing operations

 

42,183

 

 

63,713

 

 

(33.8

)%

 

187,757

 

 

127,092

 

 

47.7

%

Adjusted EBITDA (a)

 

150,217

 

 

165,369

 

 

(9.2

)%

 

581,624

 

 

578,426

 

 

0.6

%

Net income

 

41,763

 

 

64,307

 

 

(35.1

)%

 

187,176

 

 

127,261

 

 

47.1

%

EPS (b)

 

0.30

 

 

0.46

 

 

(34.8

)%

 

1.35

 

 

1.05

 

 

28.6

%

Adjusted net income (a)

 

55,101

 

 

62,106

 

 

(11.3

)%

 

203,405

 

 

186,153

 

 

9.3

%

Adjusted EPS (a)

 

0.40

 

 

0.44

 

 

(9.1

)%

 

1.46

 

 

1.33

 

 

9.8

%

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

135,793

 

 

135,910

 

 

(0.1

)%

 

136,174

 

 

116,599

 

 

16.8

%

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

138,266

 

 

139,708

 

 

(1.0

)%

 

139,109

 

 

121,135

 

 

14.8

%

 

(a) See “Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information”
(b) EPS represents earnings per diluted share

Project Momentum:

  • In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, we launched Project Momentum, a cost reduction program which is expected to generate savings over the next two years, enabling us to invest more aggressively behind growth opportunities. These investments will be disciplined, growth oriented and anchored in the strategic pillars - acquire and retain members; deliver value to keep them engaged; make it more convenient to shop and expand our reach.

Additional Highlights:

  • Comparable club sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 increased 0.5%, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Comparable club sales, excluding the impact of gasoline sales increased 0.3% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Comparable club sales for fiscal 2019 increased 0.7%, compared to fiscal 2018. Comparable club sales, excluding the impact of gasoline sales, increased 1.3% compared to fiscal 2018.

  • Gross profit decreased to $622.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 from $628.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Gross profit increased to $2,426.8 million in fiscal 2019 from $2,360.9 million in fiscal 2018. Merchandise gross margin rate, which excludes gasoline and membership fee income, increased by approximately 20 basis points over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 and by approximately 30 basis points over fiscal 2018. The improvement was primarily driven by continued progress in our category profitability improvement program.

  • Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) increased to $536.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $517.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. SG&A included club closing and impairment charges, gains on sales leaseback transactions, severance costs and offering costs that, in the aggregate and as applicable, increased SG&A by $16.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and $0.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. In fiscal 2019, SG&A increased to $2,059.4 million, compared to $2,051.3 million in fiscal 2018. SG&A included charges associated with stock-based compensation related to the Company’s initial public offering (“IPO”), offering costs, club closing and impairment charges, management fees, gains on sales leaseback transactions, and severance costs that, in the aggregate and as applicable, increased SG&A by $18.7 million for fiscal 2019 and $60.0 million of fiscal 2018. The increase in SG&A reflects continued investments to drive the Company’s strategic priorities.

  • Operating income decreased to $81.8 million, or 2.4% of total revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $109.9 million, or 3.2% of total revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Operating income included club closing and impairment charges, gains on sales leaseback transactions, severance costs and offering costs that, in the aggregate and as applicable, reduced operating income by $16.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and $0.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Operating income increased to $352.2 million, or 2.7% of total revenues, in fiscal 2019, compared to $303.5 million, or 2.3% of total revenues in fiscal 2018. Operating income included charges associated with stock-based compensation related to our IPO, offering costs, club closing and impairment charges, management fees, gains on sales leaseback transactions, and severance costs that, in the aggregate and as applicable, reduced operating income by $18.7 million for fiscal 2019 and $60.0 million of fiscal 2018.

  • Interest expense, net, decreased to $26.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $26.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company repriced its first lien term loan facility (the “First Lien Term Loan”) and reduced its rate by fifty basis points to LIBOR plus 2.25%. Interest expense in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 included $1.8 million of fees and write-off of deferred financing fees associated with the repricing. In fiscal 2019, interest expense, net, decreased to $108.2 million, compared to $164.5 million in fiscal 2018. Interest expense in fiscal 2019 included $3.8 million of fees and write off of deferred fees and original issue discounts associated with partial paydown and repricing of the First Lien Term Loan. Interest expense in fiscal 2018 included $6.2 million in a prepayment penalty and $13.0 million in a write-off of deferred financing costs related to the second lien term loan facility (the “Second Lien Term Loan”) that occurred during the second quarter of fiscal 2018 and $6.2 million of expenses associated with the repricing of the First Lien Term Loan and the senior secured asset based revolving credit and term facility (the “ABL Facility”) in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

  • Income tax expense from continuing operations was $13.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to income tax expense of $19.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. The fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 included a benefit of $0.4 million from windfall tax benefits from stock compensation awards compared to $2.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Income tax expense was $56.2 million in fiscal 2019, compared to $11.8 million in fiscal 2018. Fiscal 2019 included a benefit of $8.8 million from windfall tax benefits related to stock compensation awards, compared to $20.0 million in fiscal 2018.

 

Fiscal (FY) 2020 Outlook

Outlook

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY Ending January 30, 2021(a)

 

FY 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$13.1 - $13.3

 

 

 

Merchandise comparable club sales (b)

 

1% - 2%

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$214 - $237

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$595 -$625

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

$85-$90

 

 

 

Tax rate (c)

 

26% - 28%

 

 

 

Net income

 

$214 - $237

 

 

 

EPS (d)

 

$1.55 - 1.72

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$200 - $220

 

 

 

 

a) Amounts in millions, except for per share amounts. Net sales is in billions.
b) Merchandise comparable club sales are defined as comparable club sales, excluding the impact of gasoline sales.
c) Tax rate reflects statutory rate of 28.0%, offset by permanent items primarily estimated stock windfall benefits.
d) Based on estimated diluted weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 138 million.

Conference Call Details

A conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2019 financial results is scheduled for today, March 5, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 877-274-0290 (international callers please dial 647-689-5405) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online at https://investors.bjs.com.

A recorded replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed both online at https://investors.bjs.com and by dialing 800-585-8367 or 416-621-4642 and entering the access code 3294057. The recorded replay will be available until March 12, 2020 and an online archive of the webcast will be available for one year.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 217 clubs and 145 BJ’s Gas ® locations in 17 states.

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, without limitation, statements regarding our strategic priorities; and our anticipated fiscal 2020 outlook, as well as statements that include the words “will”, “could”, “predict”, “continue”, “would”, “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “project,” “forecast,” “estimate,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. 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 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: uncertainties in the financial markets, consumer and small business spending patterns and debt levels; our dependence on having a large and loyal membership; domestic and international economic conditions, including exchange rates; our ability to procure the merchandise we sell at the best possible prices; the effects of competition and regulation; our dependence on vendors to supply us with quality merchandise at the right time and at the right price; breaches of security or privacy of member or business information; conditions affecting the acquisition and development; our ability to attract and retain a qualified management team and other team members; costs associated with employees (generally including health care costs), energy and certain commodities, geopolitical conditions (including tariffs); disruptions in merchandise distribution; our ability to identify and respond effectively to consumer trends; the effects of payment related risks, including risks to the security of payment card information; changes in laws related to, or the governments administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or its electronic benefit transfer systems; union attempts to organize our team members; failure or disruption of our primary and back-up systems; our ability to attract and retain a qualified management team and other team members; fluctuation of our comparable club sales and quarterly operating results; changes in our product mix or in our revenues from gasoline sales; the effects of product recalls; our failure to successfully maintain a relevant omnichannel experience for our members; risks related to our growth strategy to open new clubs; risks related to our e-commerce business; risks related to the Coronavirus; and other important factors discussed under the captions “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2019 filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 25, 2019, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our other filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These and other important factors 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, unless required by law, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause our views to change. Thus, one should not assume that our silence over time means that actual events are bearing out as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. 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.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We refer to certain financial measures that are not recognized under United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Please see “Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information” and “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information” below for additional information and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.

 

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

February 2, 2019

 

February 1, 2020

 

February 2, 2019

Net sales

 

$

3,394,761

 

 

$

3,343,814

 

 

$

12,888,556

 

 

$

12,724,454

 

Membership fee income

 

77,564

 

 

73,068

 

 

302,151

 

 

282,893

 

Total revenues

 

3,472,325

 

 

3,416,882

 

 

13,190,707

 

 

13,007,347

 

Cost of sales

 

2,850,106

 

 

2,787,937

 

 

10,763,926

 

 

10,646,452

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

535,950

 

 

517,010

 

 

2,059,430

 

 

2,051,324

 

Pre-opening expense

 

4,425

 

 

2,053

 

 

15,152

 

 

6,118

 

Operating income

 

81,844

 

 

109,882

 

 

352,199

 

 

303,453

 

Interest expense, net

 

25,956

 

 

26,748

 

 

108,230

 

 

164,535

 

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

55,888

 

 

83,134

 

 

243,969

 

 

138,918

 

Provision for income taxes

 

13,705

 

 

19,421

 

 

56,212

 

 

11,826

 

Income from continuing operations

 

42,183

 

 

63,713

 

 

187,757

 

 

127,092

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

(420

)

 

594

 

 

(581

)

 

169

 

Net income

 

$

41,763

 

 

$

64,307

 

 

$

187,176

 

 

$

127,261

 

Income per share attributable to common stockholders - basic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.47

 

 

1.38

 

 

$

1.09

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

Net income

 

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.47

 

 

$

1.37

 

 

$

1.09

 

Income per share attributable to common stockholders - diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.35

 

 

$

1.05

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.35

 

 

$

1.05

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

135,793

 

 

135,910

 

 

136,174

 

 

116,599

 

Diluted

 

138,266

 

 

139,708

 

 

139,109

 

 

121,135

 

 

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

February 2, 2019

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

30,204

 

 

$

27,146

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

206,353

 

 

194,300

 

 

Merchandise inventories

 

1,081,502

 

 

1,052,306

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

41,961

 

 

63,454

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

1,360,020

 

 

1,337,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

2,060,059

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

760,208

 

 

748,778

 

Goodwill

 

924,134

 

 

924,134

 

Intangibles, net

 

146,985

 

 

200,870

 

Other assets

 

18,374

 

 

28,297

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

5,269,780

 

 

$

3,239,285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

$

343,377

 

 

$

254,377

 

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

123,751

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

786,412

 

 

816,880

 

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

547,876

 

 

506,431

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,801,416

 

 

1,577,688

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term lease liabilities

 

1,986,790

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

1,337,308

 

 

1,546,471

 

Deferred income taxes

 

46,200

 

 

36,937

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

152,410

 

 

280,273

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

 

(54,344

)

 

(202,084

)

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

 

$

5,269,780

 

 

$

3,239,285

 

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

52 Weeks Ended
February 1, 2020

 

52 Weeks Ended
February 2, 2019

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

187,176

 

 

$

127,261

 

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

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

157,000

 

 

162,223

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs and accretion of original issue discount

 

5,172

 

 

6,556

 

Debt extinguishment and refinancing charges

 

2,167

 

 

23,602

 

Impairment charges

 

13,306

 

 

3,962

 

Other non-cash items, net

 

2,028

 

 

2,362

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

18,796

 

 

57,677

 

Deferred income tax provision (benefit)

 

10,246

 

 

(12,314

)

Increase (decrease) in cash due to changes in:

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(12,053

)

 

(3,976

)

Merchandise inventories

 

(29,196

)

 

(33,168

)

Accounts payable

 

(32,962

)

 

49,114

 

Accrued expenses

 

18,134

 

 

24,380

 

Other operating assets and liabilities, net

 

15,329

 

 

19,424

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

355,143

 

 

427,103

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

Additions to property and equipment, net of disposals

 

(196,901

)

 

(145,913

)

Proceeds from sale leaseback transaction

 

21,606

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(175,295

)

 

(145,913

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

Payments on long term debt

 

(14,829

)

 

(36,167

)

Paydown of First Lien Term Loan and extinguishment of Second Lien Term Loan

 

(200,000

)

 

(975,633

)

Net borrowings on ABL Facility

 

89,000

 

 

72,000

 

Debt issuance costs paid

 

(21

)

 

(982

)

Dividends paid

 

(25

)

 

(25

)

Net cash received (paid) from stock option exercises

 

11,072

 

 

(14,240

)

Net cash received from Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

 

1,728

 

 

 

Acquisition of treasury stock

 

(67,305

)

 

(19,109

)

Net proceeds from stock issuance

 

 

 

685,889

 

Proceeds from financing obligations

 

4,202

 

 

 

Other financing activities

 

(612

)

 

(731

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(176,790

)

 

(288,998

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

3,058

 

 

(7,808

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

27,146

 

 

34,954

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

30,204

 

 

$

27,146

 

 

Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, including adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA.

We define adjusted net income as net income attributable to common stockholders adjusted for: stock-based compensation related to the IPO; offering costs; management fees; club closing and impairment charges; reduction in force severance; gain on sale leaseback transactions; charges related to debt restructurings and retirements; the windfall tax benefit from stock exercises; and the tax impact of the foregoing adjustments on net income.

We define adjusted net income per diluted share as adjusted net income divided by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

We define adjusted EBITDA as income from continuing operations before interest expense, net, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the impact of certain other items, including: stock-based compensation expense; pre-opening expenses; management fees; non-cash rent; strategic consulting; offering costs; club closing and impairment charges; reduction in force severance and other adjustments.

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less additions to property and equipment, net of disposals plus proceeds from sale leaseback transaction.

We define net debt as total debt outstanding less cash and cash equivalents.

We define net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA as net debt at the balance sheet date divided by adjusted EBITDA for the trailing twelve-month period.

We present adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP, because we believe such measures assist investors and analysts in comparing our operating performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. In addition, adjusted EBITDA excludes pre-opening expenses, because we do not believe these expenses are indicative of the underlying operating performance of our clubs. The amount and timing of pre-opening expenses are dependent on, among other things, the size of new clubs opened and the number of new clubs opened during any given period.

Management believes that adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA are helpful in highlighting trends in our core operating performance compared to other measures, which can differ significantly depending on long-term strategic decisions regarding capital structure, the tax jurisdictions in which companies operate and capital investments. We use adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA to supplement GAAP measures of performance in the evaluation of 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 also use adjusted EBITDA in connection with establishing discretionary annual incentive compensation.

We present free cash flow, which is not a recognized financial measure under GAAP, because we use it to report to our board of directors and we believe it assists investors and analysts in evaluating our liquidity. Free cash flow should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operations as a liquidity measure. We present net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA, which are not recognized as financial measures under GAAP, because we use them to report to our board of directors and we believe they assist investors and analysts in evaluating our borrowing capacity. Net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA is a key financial measure that is used by management to assess the borrowing capacity of the Company.

You are encouraged to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or like some of the adjustments in our presentation of these metrics. Our presentation of adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to any other 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. There can be no assurance that we will not modify the presentation of adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA or net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA in the future, and any such modification may be material. In addition, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in our industry or across different industries. Additionally, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, net debt and net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information

 

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

February 1, 2020

 

February 2, 2019

 

February 1, 2020

 

February 2, 2019

Net income as reported

$

41,763

 

 

$

64,307

 

 

$

187,176

 

 

$

127,261

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation related to IPO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

48,927

 

Offering costs (b)

 

 

660

 

 

1,928

 

 

3,803

 

Management fees (c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,333

 

2019 sale leaseback transaction gain (d)

(2,585

)

 

 

 

(2,585

)

 

 

Club closing and impairment charges (e)

15,383

 

 

 

 

15,383

 

 

3,962

 

Charges related to extinguishing Second Lien Term Loan (f)

 

 

 

 

 

 

19,159

 

Interest and amortization on Second Lien Term Loan (g)

 

 

 

 

 

 

24,341

 

Charges and write-offs related to debt refinancing and 2019 paydown (h)

1,788

 

 

 

 

3,820

 

 

6,240

 

Windfall tax benefit from stock exercises (i)

 

 

(2,676

)

 

 

 

(20,029

)

Reduction in force severance (j)

3,994

 

 

 

 

3,994

 

 

 

Tax impact of adjustments to net income (k)

(5,242

)

 

(185

)

 

(6,311

)

 

(30,844

)

Adjusted net income

$

55,101

 

 

$

62,106

 

 

$

203,405

 

 

$

186,153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding (l)

138,266

 

 

139,708

 

 

139,109

 

 

139,708

 

Adjusted net income per diluted share (m)

$

0.40

 

 

$

0.44

 

 

$

1.46

 

 

$

1.33

 

 

(a) Represents stock-based compensation expense for certain restricted stock and stock option awards issued in connection with our IPO.
(b) Represents costs related to our IPO, and the registered offerings by selling stockholders.
(c) Represents management fees paid to our sponsors (or advisory affiliates thereof) in accordance with our management services agreement, which terminated upon closing of the IPO.
(d) Represents a gain from the sale leaseback of one of our new Michigan locations.
(e) Represents primarily closing costs associated with our clubs in Charlotte, N.C. and Geneva, N.Y., which closed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and other impairment charges. In addition, the prior year period includes impairment charges related to a club that was relocated in fiscal 2018.
(f) Represents the write-off of certain deferred financing charges and a prepayment penalty associated with the payoff of our Second Lien Term Loan.
(g) Represents the historical interest expense associated with the Second Lien Term Loan that was paid in full with proceeds from our IPO.
(h) Represents the fees and write-off of deferred fees and original issue discount associated with the partial paydown and 2019 repricing of our First Lien Term Loan and the 2018 repricing of the Company’s First Lien Term Loan and ABL Facility.
(i) Represents the windfall tax benefit to the Company due to the exercise of stock options by certain former employees of the Company.
(j) Represents severance charges associated with a reduction in workforce announced in January 2020.
(k) Represents the tax effect of the above adjustments at an statutory tax rate of approximately 28% for both periods ended February 1, 2020 and February 2, 2019.
(l) Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the 52 Weeks Ended February 2, 2019 period is based on weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the 13 Weeks Ended February 2, 2019.
(m) Adjusted net income per diluted share is measured using weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

 

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

 

February 1,
2020

 

February 2,
2019

 

February 1,
2020

 

February 2,
2019

Income from continuing operations

 

$

42,183

 

 

$

63,713

 

 

$

187,757

 

 

$

127,092

 

Interest expense, net

 

25,956

 

 

26,748

 

 

108,230

 

 

164,535

 

Provision for income taxes

 

13,705

 

 

19,421

 

 

56,212

 

 

11,826

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

40,080

 

 

39,789

 

 

157,000

 

 

162,223

 

Stock-based compensation expense (a)

 

4,812

 

 

2,932

 

 

18,796

 

 

58,917

 

Pre-opening expenses (b)

 

4,425

 

 

2,053

 

 

15,152

 

 

6,118

 

Management fees (c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,333

 

Non-cash rent (d)

 

2,043

 

 

1,273

 

 

8,374

 

 

4,864

 

Strategic consulting (e)

 

 

 

10,917

 

 

11,349

 

 

33,486

 

Reduction in force severance (f)

 

3,994

 

 

 

 

3,994

 

 

 

Offering costs (g)

 

 

 

660

 

 

1,928

 

 

3,803

 

Club closing and Impairment charges (h)

 

15,383

 

 

 

 

15,383

 

 

4,237

 

Other adjustments (i)

 

(2,364

)

 

(2,137

)

 

(2,551

)

 

(2,008

)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

150,217

 

 

$

165,369

 

 

$

581,624

 

 

$

578,426

 

 

(a) Represents total stock-based compensation expense and includes expense related to certain restricted stock and stock option awards issued in connection with our IPO.
(b) Represents direct incremental costs of opening or relocating a facility that are charged to operations as incurred.
(c) Represents management fees paid to our sponsors (or advisory affiliates thereof) in accordance with our management services agreement, which terminated upon closing of the IPO.
(d) Consists of an adjustment to remove the non-cash portion of rent expense.
(e) Represents fees paid to external consultants for strategic initiatives of limited duration.
(f) Represents severance charges associated with a reduction in workforce announced in January 2020.
(g) Represents costs related to our IPO and the registered offerings by selling stockholders.
(h) Represents primarily closing costs associated with our clubs in Charlotte, N.C. and Geneva, N.Y., which closed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and other impairment charges. In addition, the prior year period includes impairment charges related to a club that was relocated in fiscal 2018.
(i) Other non-cash items, including a gain from the sale leaseback of one of our new Michigan locations, non-cash accretion on asset retirement obligations, termination costs to former executives and obligations associated with our post-retirement medical plan. Fiscal 2018 also includes amortization of a deferred gain from sale leaseback transactions in 2013.

 

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation to Free Cash Flow

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

 

February 1,
2020

 

February 2,
2019

 

February 1,
2020

 

February 2,
2019

Net Cash provided by operating activities

 

$

133,621

 

 

$

176,210

 

 

$

355,143

 

 

$

427,103

 

Less: Additions to property and equipment, net of disposals

 

52,473

 

 

42,573

 

 

196,901

 

 

145,913

 

Plus: Proceeds from sale leaseback transaction

 

21,606

 

 

21,606

 

 

 

Free cash flow

 

$

102,754

 

 

$

133,637

 

 

$

179,848

 

 

$

281,190

 

 

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

Reconciliation of Net Debt and Net Debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

February 1, 2020

Total debt

 

$

1,680,685

 

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

 

30,204

 

Net Debt

 

$

1,650,481

 

 

 

 

LTM Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

581,624

 

 

 

 

Net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA

 

2.8x

 

BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

 

Fiscal 2020 Outlook for Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

(Amounts in millions)

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal 2020 Outlook

 

 

Low End

 

High End

Income from continuing operations

 

$

214

 

 

$

237

 

Interest expense, net

 

90

 

 

85

 

Provision for income taxes

 

80

 

 

88

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

164

 

 

168

 

Stock-based compensation

 

24

 

 

24

 

Pre-opening expenses (a)

 

15

 

 

15

 

Non-cash rent (b)

 

8

 

 

8

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

595

 

 

$

625

 

 

(a) Represents direct incremental costs of opening or relocating a facility that are charged to operations as incurred.
(b) Consists of an adjustment to remove the non-cash portion of rent expense.

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