Dillard’s, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--()--Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) (the “Company” or “Dillard’s”) announced operating results for the 13 and 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014. This release contains certain forward-looking statements. Please refer to the Company’s cautionary statements regarding forward-looking information included below under “Forward-Looking Information.”

Second Quarter Results

Dillard’s reported net income for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 of $34.5 million, or $0.80 per share, compared to net income of $36.5 million, or $0.79 per share, for the prior year second quarter. Comparable stores sales increased 1% for the quarter.

Dillard’s Chief Executive Officer, William T. Dillard, II, stated, "Although our 1% comparable store sales increase led to a profitable quarter, we are somewhat disappointed in the bottom line performance. We are pleased with our inventory management during the quarter and with our ending inventory position."

26 Week Results

Dillard’s reported net income for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 of $146.1 million, or $3.36 per share, compared to net income of $153.7 million, or $3.30 per share, for the prior year 26-week period. Included in net income for the prior 26-week period ended August 3, 2013 is a net after-tax credit totaling $4.4 million ($0.09 per share) comprised of the following three items:

  • A $7.6 million after tax gain ($0.16 per share) related to the sale of an investment
  • A $1.0 million after tax credit ($0.02 per share) related to a pension adjustment
  • After-tax asset impairment and store closing charges of $4.2 million ($0.09 per share)

Net Sales - 13 Weeks

Net sales for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 were $1.475 billion and $1.480 billion for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013. Net sales include the operations of the Company’s construction business, CDI Contractors, LLC ("CDI").

Total merchandise sales (which exclude CDI) for the 13-week period ended August 2, 2014 were $1.461 billion and $1.459 billion for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013. Total merchandise sales remained unchanged on a percentage basis for the 13-week period ended August 2, 2014. Sales in comparable stores for the period increased 1%.

Sales trends were strongest in juniors’ and children’s apparel followed by men's apparel and accessories. Sales were weakest in the home and furniture category. Sales trends were strongest in the Central region, followed by the Eastern and Western regions, respectively.

Net Sales - 26 Weeks

Net sales for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 were $3.026 billion and $3.029 billion for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013. Total merchandise sales for the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014 were $3.000 billion and $2.989 billion for the 26-week period ended August 3, 2013. Total merchandise sales remained unchanged on a percentage basis for the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014. Sales in comparable stores for the period increased 1%.

Gross Margin/Inventory

Gross margin from retail operations (which excludes CDI) declined 33 basis points of sales for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 compared to the prior year second quarter. The decline resulted primarily from increased markdowns. Consolidated gross margin for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 declined 20 basis points of sales compared to the prior year second quarter. Inventory decreased 2% at August 2, 2014 compared to August 3, 2013.

Selling, General & Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $400.5 million (27.2% of sales) and $398.2 million (26.9% of sales) during the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013, respectively. Increased payroll expense was partially offset by decreased insurance and advertising expense.

Store Information

At August 2, 2014, the Company operated 278 Dillard’s locations and 18 clearance centers spanning 29 states and an Internet store at www.dillards.com. Total square footage at August 2, 2014 was 50.5 million.

 
Dillard’s, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(In Millions, Except Per Share Data)
                       
13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
August 2, 2014 August 3, 2013 August 2, 2014 August 3, 2013
Amount  

% of Net

Sales

Amount  

% of Net

Sales

Amount  

% of Net

Sales

Amount  

% of Net

Sales

Net sales $ 1,474.5 100.0 % $ 1,479.9 100.0 % $ 3,025.8 100.0 % $ 3,029.0 100.0 %
Service charges and other income 38.4   2.6 36.9   2.5 75.6   2.5 77.2   2.5
1,512.9 102.6 1,516.8 102.5 3,101.4 102.5 3,106.2 102.5
 
Cost of sales 976.3 66.2 976.8 66.0 1,915.5 63.3 1,914.6 63.2
Selling, general and administrative expenses 400.5 27.2 398.2 26.9 794.1 26.2 788.4 26.0
Depreciation and amortization 62.0 4.2 64.2 4.3 124.0 4.1 129.4 4.3
Rentals 5.9 0.4 5.5 0.4 11.7 0.4 11.1 0.4
Interest and debt expense, net 15.2 1.0 16.3 1.1 31.0 1.0 32.6 1.1
Gain on disposal of assets 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 12.4 0.4
Asset impairment and store closing charges   0.0   0.0   0.0 6.5   0.2

Income before income taxes and income on and equity in losses of joint ventures

53.1 3.6 55.8 3.8 225.5 7.5 236.0 7.8
Income taxes 18.9 19.7 79.9 83.1
Income on and equity in losses of joint ventures 0.3   0.0 0.4   0.0 0.5   0.0 0.8   0.0
Net income $ 34.5   2.3 % $ 36.5   2.5 % $ 146.1   4.8 % $ 153.7   5.1 %
 
Basic and diluted earnings per share $ 0.80 $ 0.79 $ 3.36 $ 3.30
Basic and diluted weighted average shares 43.2 46.3 43.4 46.6
 
 
Dillard’s, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(In Millions)
           
August 2, 2014 August 3, 2013
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 235.3 $ 113.7
Accounts receivable 19.3 26.2
Merchandise inventories 1,429.2 1,459.3
Other current assets 50.1 50.1
Total current assets 1,733.9 1,649.3
 
Property and equipment, net 2,081.6 2,198.7
Other assets 254.6 259.5
 
Total Assets $ 4,070.1 $ 4,107.5
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 658.3 $ 713.1
Current portion of long-term debt and capital leases 0.8 0.9
Federal and state income taxes including current deferred taxes 86.3 83.5
Total current liabilities 745.4 797.5
 
Long-term debt and capital leases 621.1 621.9
Other liabilities 231.7 229.2
Deferred income taxes 203.0 248.0
Subordinated debentures 200.0 200.0
Stockholders' equity 2,068.9 2,010.9
 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 4,070.1 $ 4,107.5
 
 
Dillard’s, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In Millions)
           
26 Weeks Ended
August 2, 2014 August 3, 2013
Operating activities:
Net income $ 146.1 $ 153.7
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization of property and deferred financing cost 124.8 130.3
Gain on disposal of assets (0.4 ) (12.4 )
Asset impairment and store closing charges 6.5
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Decrease in accounts receivable 11.5 5.3
Increase in merchandise inventories (83.9 ) (164.7 )
Increase in other current assets (2.3 ) (7.5 )
Decrease in other assets 1.0 1.3
Increase in trade accounts payable and accrued expenses and other liabilities 15.1 54.9
Decrease in income taxes payable (78.1 ) (35.7 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 133.8   131.7  
 
Investing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment (68.8 ) (40.9 )
Proceeds from disposal of assets 4.7   18.3  
Net cash used in investing activities (64.1 ) (22.6 )
 
Financing activities:
Principal payments on long-term debt and capital lease obligations (0.4 ) (1.2 )
Cash dividends paid (5.2 ) (2.3 )
Purchase of treasury stock (65.9 ) (114.7 )
Issuance cost of line of credit   (1.3 )
Net cash used in financing activities (71.5 ) (119.5 )
 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (1.8 ) (10.4 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 237.1   124.1  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 235.3   $ 113.7  
 
Non-cash transactions:
Accrued capital expenditures $ 16.7 $ 3.3
Stock awards 0.9 0.8
 

Estimates for 2014

The Company is providing the following estimates for certain financial statement items for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2015 based upon current conditions. Actual results may differ significantly from these estimates as conditions and factors change - See “Forward-Looking Information.”

     
In Millions
2014
Estimated
    2013
Actual
Depreciation and amortization $ 255 $ 255
Rentals 26 27
Interest and debt expense, net 61 65
Capital expenditures 150 95
 

Forward-Looking Information

The foregoing contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the definition of federal securities laws. The following are or may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: statements including (a) words such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “believe,” “expect,” “future,” “potential,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative or other variations thereof, and (b) statements regarding matters that are not historical facts. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements contained in this report are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management and information available to management at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements based on the occurrence of future events, the receipt of new information, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements of the Company involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors. Actual future performance, outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company and its management as a result of a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Representative examples of those factors include (without limitation) general retail industry conditions and macro-economic conditions; economic and weather conditions for regions in which the Company’s stores are located and the effect of these factors on the buying patterns of the Company’s customers, including the effect of changes in prices and availability of oil and natural gas; the availability of consumer credit; the impact of competitive pressures in the department store industry and other retail channels including specialty, off-price, discount and Internet retailers; changes in consumer spending patterns, debt levels and their ability to meet credit obligations; changes in legislation, affecting such matters as the cost of employee benefits or credit card income; adequate and stable availability and pricing of materials, production facilities and labor from which the Company sources its merchandise; changes in operating expenses, including employee wages, commission structures and related benefits; system failures or data security breaches; possible future acquisitions of store properties from other department store operators; the continued availability of financing in amounts and at the terms necessary to support the Company’s future business; fluctuations in LIBOR and other base borrowing rates; potential disruption from terrorist activity and the effect on ongoing consumer confidence; epidemic, pandemic or other public health issues; potential disruption of international trade and supply chain efficiencies; world conflict and the possible impact on consumer spending patterns and other economic and demographic changes of similar or dissimilar nature. The Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014, contain other information on factors that may affect financial results or cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements.

Contacts

Dillard’s, Inc.
Julie Johnson Bull, 501-376-5965
julie.bull@dillards.com

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Dillard’s, Inc.
Julie Johnson Bull, 501-376-5965
julie.bull@dillards.com