Party City Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

ELMSFORD, N.Y.--()--Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE: PRTY) today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

James M. Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Our performance in 2016 demonstrates the resiliency of our business, the repeat purchase nature of our Everyday product categories, and the strength of our unique vertical model. Despite an unfavorable calendar shift affecting Halloween, our most important holiday, we were able to deliver our 7th straight year of record revenues in constant currency as a result of our diversified revenue model that reaches across multiple channels. We are pleased that 2016 was also our 16th consecutive year of record EBITDA, which has been driven by consistently growing our share of shelf1 and continually increasing our operational efficiencies.”

Highlights for Full Year 2016:

  • Reported net income increased to a record $117 million; while adjusted net income increased 21% to $138 million
  • Reported EPS improved to $0.98, while adjusted EPS increased 14%, to $1.15
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 3% to a record $390 million
  • Expanded store base by opening/acquiring 48 new stores (38 net of closures) in the U.S. and Canada
  • Generated free cash flow2 of $308 million and reduced leverage3 from 4.6 times to 4.1 times
  • Generated cash interest savings of approximately $57 million in 2016 as a result of the application of our IPO proceeds towards debt reduction and the successful refinancing of our debt in both 2015 and 2016

Mr. Harrison continued, “We have many opportunities ahead of us in all aspects of our business to drive growth and further create value. We will continue to execute our growth strategy which includes manufacturing more of what we sell, growing our presence in international markets and alternative channels, adding accretive acquisitions, growing our store base, and enhancing the customer experience, both in-store and online. Our continued focus on these key initiatives will serve to position us for long-term, sustainable growth.”

Full Year summary:

  • Reported net income increased to $117 million from $10 million in 2015. Fiscal 2015 included one-time charges associated with the Company’s initial public offering and debt refinancing. Fiscal 2016 benefited from the debt reduction and refinancing which drove interest expense down 28%.
  • Adjusted net income improved 21% to $138.3 million, compared to $114.2 million for fiscal 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 2.6% to $390.0 million compared to $380.3 million in fiscal 2015.
  • Reported diluted earnings per share improved to $0.98 from $0.09. Adjusted diluted income per share improved 14% to $1.15 from $1.01 in fiscal 2015.
  • Total revenues of $2,283 million decreased 0.5% on a reported basis and increased 0.5% on a constant currency basis.
    • Retail sales increased 1.2% on a reported basis (1.6% on a constant currency basis) driven primarily by 38 net new Party City stores added in the past twelve months.
    • Brand comparable sales decreased 0.4% during 2016.
    • Net third-party wholesale revenues decreased 4.3% on a reported basis (increased 1% on an adjusted basis when adjusting for the currency effect as well as the impact of eliminating $19 million in intercompany sales for the 23 franchise store acquisitions over the last twelve months).
  • Total gross profit margin increased 70 basis points (100 basis points when excluding the negative effects of foreign exchange) to 40.4% of net sales, primarily due to higher share of shelf and the benefits associated with improved product sourcing, offset by increased occupancy costs and slightly higher promotions.
  • Operating expenses totaled 28.9% of revenues, and increased 1% over 2015 to $659 million. Wholesale selling expenses declined 6.7% primarily due to the reorganization of the gift sales group. Retail operating expenses increased 1.9% due to higher store count offset by operating fewer temporary Halloween City stores and improved store labor productivity.
  • During the year, the Company opened 29 new stores, acquired 19 franchise stores and closed ten stores.

Fourth Quarter summary:

  • Reported net income decreased 1.6% to $85.2 million, while adjusted net income was roughly flat at $91.2 million, compared to $91.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $192.4 million, as compared to $197.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. As a percent of revenues, adjusted EBITDA increased to 25.7% from 25.3% in the fourth quarter of 2015. Reported earnings per share decreased to $0.71 from $0.72. Adjusted diluted income per share was flat at $0.76.
  • Total revenues of $749 million declined 4.1% on a reported basis or 3.3% on a constant currency basis.
    • Retail sales declined 3.3% on a reported basis (-3.0% on a constant currency basis) driven by lower brand comparable sales, which more than offset new store growth.
    • Brand comparable sales decreased 3.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016 due to a two-day Halloween shift from Saturday to Monday, which impacted adult participation in the holiday.
    • Net third-party wholesale revenues decreased 6.8% on a reported basis (-1.0% on an adjusted basis when adjusted for the currency effect as well as the elimination of $4.5 million in intercompany sales as a result of the acquisition of 23 franchise stores over the last twelve months). Revenue generated by selling to these stores was previously reported as third party sales.
  • Total gross profit margin decreased 40 basis points to 46.4% of net sales, primarily due to the deleveraging effect on occupancy costs from lower sales, the negative effects of foreign exchange and slightly higher promotions.
  • Operating expenses were 25.6% of revenues, and decreased $6.6 million from the fourth quarter of 2015 to $192.1 million. Wholesale selling expenses declined 8.6% primarily due to the reorganization of the gift sales group and the effect of foreign exchange. Retail operating expenses declined 1.9% primarily due to lower advertising spend and the impact of 65 fewer temporary Halloween City stores. General and administrative costs declined 9.6% primarily due to lower incentive-based compensation.

Balance sheet highlights as of December 31, 2016:

The Company ended the year with $1,608 million in debt (net of cash) resulting in net debt leverage3 of 4.1 times and approximately $369 million in availability under its asset-based revolving credit facility.

Fiscal 2017 Outlook:

For 2017, the Company is providing the following guidance:

  • Total revenue of $2.35 to $2.45 billion
  • Brand comparable sales growth of 1% - 1.5%
  • GAAP net income of $127 to $137 million
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $1.05 to $1.14
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $400 to $417 million
  • Adjusted net income of $148 to $158 million
  • Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.23 to $1.30
  • Net debt leverage of approximately 3.5X times by the end of 2017

The Company has reconciled Non-GAAP outlook measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures later in this release. See "Non-GAAP Information" and “Reconciliation of 2017 Outlook” for a more detailed explanation, including definitions of the various Non-GAAP terms used in this release.

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1   The percentage of our retail product cost of sales supplied by our wholesale operations
2 Defined as adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures
3 Defined as net debt to adjusted EBITDA
 

Conference Call Information:

A conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results is scheduled for today, March 9, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 877-201-0168 (U.S. domestic) and 647-788-4901 (international), and enter conference ID#56432672, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call will also be webcast at http://investor.partycity.com/. To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register and download any necessary audio software. The webcast will be accessible for one year after the call.

Website Information:

We routinely post important information for investors on the Investor Relations section of our website, http://investor.partycity.com/. We intend to use this website as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

Non-GAAP Information:

This press release includes non-GAAP measures including Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income/Loss and Adjusted Earnings per Share. We present these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe they assist investors in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by eliminating items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. In addition, we use Adjusted EBITDA: (i) as a factor in determining incentive compensation, (ii) to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies and (iii) because our credit facilities use Adjusted EBITDA to measure compliance with certain covenants. The Company has reconciled these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in tables accompanying this release. We also evaluate our results of operations on both an as reported and a constant currency basis. The constant currency presentation, which is a non-GAAP measure, excludes the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. We calculate constant currency percentages by converting our prior-period local currency financial results using the current period exchange rates and comparing these adjusted amounts to our current period reported results. We also provide free cash flow, defined as Adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures, and net debt leverage, which is calculated by adding Loans and Notes Payable, Current Portion of Long Term Obligations and Long Term Obligations, Excluding Current Portion, subtracting Cash and Cash Equivalents and dividing by Adjusted EBITDA for the trailing twelve month period. Adjusted Earnings per Share is calculated by dividing Adjusted Net Income by the Weighted Average Number of Common Shares-Diluted. We believe providing these non-GAAP measures provides valuable supplemental information regarding our results of operations and leverage, consistent with how we evaluate our performance. In evaluating these non-GAAP financial measures, investors should be aware that in the future the Company may incur expenses or be involved in transactions that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. The Company's presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. The Company has provided this information as a means to evaluate the results of its core operations. Other companies in the Company's industry may calculate these items differently than it does. Each of these measures is not a measure of performance under GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give current expectations or forecasts of future events or our future financial or operating performance, and include Party City’s expectations regarding revenues, brand comparable sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income/loss, adjusted diluted earnings per share, average common shares outstanding and the effective tax rate. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on management's good-faith belief and reasonable judgment based on current information, and these statements are qualified by important risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those forecasted or indicated by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include: our ability to compete effectively in a competitive industry; fluctuations in commodity prices; our ability to appropriately respond to changing merchandise trends and consumer preferences; successful implementation of our store growth strategy; decreases in our Halloween sales; disruption to the transportation system or increases in transportation costs; product recalls or product liability; economic slowdown affecting consumer spending and general economic conditions; loss or actions of third party vendors and loss of the right to use licensed material; disruptions at our manufacturing facilities; and the additional risks and uncertainties set forth in “Risk Factors” in Party City’s latest Form 10-K and in subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future events, outlook, guidance, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements. Except as may be required by any applicable laws, Party City assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise such forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date hereof or the earlier date specified herein, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

About Party City

Party City Holdco Inc. is the leading party goods company by revenue in North America and, we believe, the largest vertically integrated supplier of decorated party goods globally by revenue. The Company is a popular one-stop shopping destination for party supplies, balloons, and costumes. In addition to being a great retail brand, the Company is a global, world-class organization that combines state-of-the-art manufacturing and sourcing operations, and sophisticated wholesale operations complemented by a multi-channel retailing strategy and e-commerce retail operations. The Company is the leading player in its category, vertically integrated and unique in its breadth and depth. Party City Holdco designs, manufactures, sources and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery throughout the world. The Company’s retail operations include over 900 specialty retail party supply stores (including approximately 160 franchise stores) throughout North America operating under the names Party City and Halloween City, and e-commerce websites, principally through the domain name PartyCity.com.

 

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

         
December 31, December 31,
2016 2015
ASSETS Unaudited
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $64,610 $42,919
Accounts receivable, net 134,091 132,287
Inventories, net 613,868 564,259
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 68,255 50,450
Total current assets 880,824 789,915
Property, plant and equipment, net 292,904 272,420
Goodwill 1,572,568 1,562,515
Trade names 566,599 568,712
Other intangible assets, net 76,581 89,157
Other assets, net 4,502 9,684
Total assets $3,393,978 $3,292,403
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Loans and notes payable $120,138 $126,136
Accounts payable 163,415 111,616
Accrued expenses 149,683 146,319
Income taxes payable 46,675 8,504
Current portion of long-term obligations 13,348 14,552
Total current liabilities 493,259 407,127
Long-term obligations, excluding current portion 1,539,604 1,646,121
Deferred income tax liabilities 278,819 276,667
Deferred rent and other long-term liabilities 65,507 49,471
Total liabilities 2,377,189 2,379,386
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock (119,515,894 and 119,258,374 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively) 1,195 1,193
Additional paid-in capital 910,167 904,425
Retained earnings 157,666 40,189
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (52,239) (32,790)
Total stockholders’ equity 1,016,789 913,017
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $3,393,978 $3,292,403
 
 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

         
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Revenues:
Net sales $743,292 $774,341 $2,266,386 $2,275,122
Royalties and franchise fees 5,996 7,160 17,005 19,411
Total revenues 749,288 781,501 2,283,391 2,294,533
 
Expenses:
Cost of sales 398,093 412,217 1,350,387 1,370,884
Wholesale selling expenses 14,102 15,435 59,956 64,260
Retail operating expenses 130,513 133,064 408,583 401,039
Franchise expenses 4,706 3,797 15,213 14,394
General and administrative expenses 37,091 41,049 152,919 151,097
Art and development costs 5,653 5,271 22,249 20,640
Total expenses 590,158 610,833 2,009,307 2,022,314
Income from operations 159,130 170,668 274,084 272,219
 
Interest expense, net 21,523 21,931 89,380 123,361
Other (income) expense, net 2,097 4,471 (2,010) 130,990
Income before income taxes 135,510 144,266 186,714 17,868
Income tax expense 50,334 57,743 69,237 7,409
Net income $85,176 $86,523 $117,477 $10,459
 
 
Comprehensive income (loss) $75,673 $83,384 $98,028 ($9,596)
 
Net income per common share-Basic $0.71 $0.73 $0.98 $0.09
Net income per common share-Diluted $0.71 $0.72 $0.98 $0.09
Weighted-average number of common shares-Basic 119,505,541 119,258,374 119,381,842 111,917,168
Weighted-average number of common shares-Diluted 120,541,211 120,266,120 120,369,672 112,943,807
 
 

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RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA

(In thousands)

       
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net income $85,176 $86,523 $117,477 $10,459
Interest expense, net 21,523 21,931 89,380 123,361
Income taxes 50,334 57,743 69,237 7,409
Depreciation and amortization 22,444 20,948 83,630 80,515
EBITDA 179,477 187,145 359,724 221,744
Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments 425 (1,509) 4,114 4,470
Management fee (a) - - - 31,627
Restructuring, retention and severance 657 7 911 2,318
Refinancing charges (b) 1,458 - 1,458 94,607
Deferred rent (c) 6,595 3,827 18,835 13,407
Store closing expenses (d) 761 998 3,688 1,901
Foreign currency (gains) losses, net (472) 1,909 (7,417) 3,691
Equity based compensation 1,024 948 3,853 3,042
Undistributed non-cash (gain) loss in unconsolidated joint venture (66) 185 314 562
Gain on sale of assets (e) - - - (2,660)
Change-of-control license premium - 3,000 - 3,000
Corporate development expenses (f) 2,395 243 4,290 1,786
Other 161 849   279   798
Adjusted EBITDA $192,415 $197,602   $390,049   $380,293
 
Adjusted EBITDA margin 25.7% 25.3% 17.1% 16.6%
 
(a) In 2012, the Company entered into a management agreement with THL and Advent under which THL and Advent provided advice to the Company on, among other things, financing, operations, acquisitions and dispositions. Under the agreement, THL and Advent were paid an annual management fee for such services. In connection with the initial public offering, the management agreement was terminated and the Company paid THL and Advent a termination fee. Such amount was recorded in other expense, net in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss for the year ended December 31, 2015.
 
(b) During the third quarter 2015, the Company refinanced its debt. In conjunction with the refinancing, the Company paid a call premium and other third-party costs. The Company recorded such payments, $56.4 million in aggregate, in other expense in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. Additionally, in conjunction with the refinancing, the Company wrote off $22.7 million of capitalized deferred financing costs, original issuance discounts and call premiums. During the second quarter 2015, the Company used proceeds from the initial public offering to redeem notes. The redemption resulted in a prepayment penalty of $7.0 million. Additionally, in conjunction with the redemption, the Company wrote off $8.6 million of capitalized debt issuance costs and original issuance discounts related to the notes.
 
(c) The deferred rent adjustment reflects the difference between accounting for rent and landlord incentives in accordance with GAAP and the Company’s actual cash outlay for such items.
 
(d) Charges incurred related to closing unprofitable stores.
 
(e) During January 2015, the Company recorded a gain on the sale of certain assets obtained in the October 2014 acquisition of U.S. Balloon Manufacturing Co., Inc.
 

(f) Principally represents third-party costs related to acquisitions (primarily legal expenses and diligence fees). Such costs are excluded from the definition of "Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA" that is utilized for certain covenants in the Company's credit agreements.

 
 

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RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 
          Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Income before income taxes $135,510 $144,266 $186,714 $17,868
Intangible asset amortization 5,065 4,669 17,247 18,885
Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments (c) 309 (1,985) 5,300 6,445
Amortization of deferred financing costs and
original issuance discount (b) 1,997 1,291 5,818 40,516
Management fee (a) - - - 31,627
Refinancing charges (b) 725 - 725 65,338
Equity based compensation 1,024 948 3,853 3,042
Impairment charges - 852 - 852
Gain on sale of assets - - - (2,660)
Change-of-control license premium - 3,000 - 3,000
Adjusted income before income taxes 144,630 153,041 219,657 184,913
Adjusted income tax expense (d) 53,462 62,062 81,380 70,707
Adjusted net income $91,168 $90,979 $138,277 $114,206
 
Adjusted net income per common share - diluted $0.76 $0.76 $1.15 $1.01
 
Weighted-average number of common shares-diluted 120,541,211 120,266,120 120,369,672 112,943,807
 
(a) In 2012, the Company entered into a management agreement with THL and Advent under which THL and Advent provided advice to the Company on, among other things, financing, operations, acquisitions and dispositions. Under the agreement, THL and Advent were paid an annual management fee for such services. In connection with the initial public offering, the management agreement was terminated and the Company paid THL and Advent a termination fee. Such amount was recorded in other expense, net in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss for the year ended December 31, 2015.
 
(b) During the third quarter 2015, the Company refinanced its debt. In conjunction with the refinancing, the Company paid a call premium and other third-party costs. The Company recorded such payments, $56.4 million in aggregate, in other expense in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. Additionally, in conjunction with the refinancing, the Company wrote off $22.7 million of capitalized deferred financing costs, original issuance discounts and call premiums. Further, as the Company was required to provide 30 days of notice when calling its old senior notes, during a portion of the third quarter 2015 both the old senior notes and the new senior notes were outstanding. The overlapping interest expense, $2.0 million, is included in “Refinancing charges” in the adjusted net income table above. During the second quarter 2015, the Company used proceeds from the initial public offering to redeem the other notes. The redemption resulted in a prepayment penalty of $7.0 million. Additionally, in conjunction with the redemption, the Company wrote off $8.6 million of capitalized debt issuance costs and original issuance discounts related to such notes.
 
(c ) On July 27, 2012, PC Merger Sub, Inc., which was our wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, merged into Party City Holdings Inc. (“PCHI”), with PCHI being the surviving entity (the “Transaction”). As a result of the Transaction, the Company applied the acquisition method of accounting and increased the value of certain property, plant and equipment. The impact of such adjustments on depreciation expense increased the Company’s expenses. These property, plant and equipment depreciation amounts are included in “Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments” for purposes of calculating “adjusted net income,” but are excluded from “Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments” for purposes of calculating adjusted EBITDA since they are included in depreciation expense.
 
(d) Represents income tax expense/benefit after excluding the specific tax impacts for each of the pre-tax adjustments. The tax impacts for each of the adjustments were determined by applying to the pre-tax adjustments the effective income tax rates for the specific legal entities in which the adjustments were recorded.
 
     

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RECONCILIATION OF 2017 OUTLOOK

(In millions)

UNAUDITED

 
Full year 2017
Outlook
Net income: $127 - $137
Intangible asset amortization, net of tax:

 

9

Amortization of deferred financing costs and original issuance
discount, net of tax:

 

3

Equity based compensation, net of tax:

 

3

Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments, net of tax:

 

6

Adjusted net income (a): $148 - $158
 
 
 
 
Net income: $127 - $137
Income taxes: 76 - 82
Interest expense, net: 88 - 86
Depreciation and amortization:

 

87

EBITDA: $378 - $392
Deferred rent: 8 - 9
Equity based compensation:

 

4

Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments:

 

6

Restructuring, retention and severance: 2 - 3
Undistributed loss in unconsolidated joint ventures: 1 - 2
Other (b):

 

1

Adjusted EBITDA (a): $400 - $417
 
(a) Amounts may not total due to rounding.
(b) Includes adjustments for corporate development and store closing expenses, among other items.
 
 

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SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands except percentages)

       
 
Three Months Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Total Revenues

Dollars in
thousands

Percentage of
Total Revenues

 

Dollars in
thousands

Percentage of
Total Revenues

Net Sales:
Wholesale $307,147 41.0% $303,272 38.8%
Eliminations (161,711) (21.6%) (147,259) (18.8%)
Net wholesale 145,436 19.4% 156,013 20.0%
Retail 597,856 79.8% 618,328 79.1%
Total net sales 743,292 99.2% 774,341 99.1%
Royalties and franchise fees 5,996 0.8% 7,160 0.9%
Total revenues $749,288 100.0% $781,501 100.0%
 
 
Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Total Revenues

Dollars in
thousands

Percentage of
Total Revenues

 

Dollars in
thousands

Percentage of
Total Revenues

Net Sales:
Wholesale $1,252,218 54.8% $1,226,989 53.5%
Eliminations (626,900) (27.4%) (573,391) (25.0%)
Net wholesale 625,318 27.4% 653,598 28.5%
Retail 1,641,068 71.9% 1,621,524 70.7%
Total net sales 2,266,386 99.3% 2,275,122 99.2%
Royalties and franchise fees 17,005 0.7% 19,411 0.8%
Total revenues $2,283,391 100.0% $2,294,533 100.0%
 
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Total Gross Profit

Dollars in
thousands

Percentage of
Net Sales

 

Dollars in
thousands

Percentage of
Net Sales

Retail $292,185 48.9% $308,629 49.9%
Wholesale 53,014 36.5% 53,495 34.3%
Total $345,199 46.4% $362,124 46.8%
 
 
Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Total Gross Profit

Dollars in
thousands

Percentage of
Net Sales

 

Dollars in
thousands

Percentage of
Net Sales

Retail $711,468 43.4% $703,236 43.4%
Wholesale 204,531 32.7% 201,002 30.8%
Total $915,999 40.4% $904,238 39.7%
 
 

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OPERATING METRICS

               
Three Months Ended December 31, Fiscal Year
2016 2015 2016
 
Store Count
Corporate Stores:
Beginning of period 737 704 712
New stores opened 15 10 29
Acquired - 4 19
Closed (2) (6) (10)
End of period 750 712 750
Franchise Stores:
Beginning of period 184 204 200
Opened 1 - 5
Sold to Party City - (4) (19)
Closed (1) - (2)
End of period 184 200 184
Grand Total 934 912 934
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
 
Share of Shelf (a) 77.9% 77.2% 76.6% 75.0%
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
 

Brand comparable sales (b)

-3.5% 2.8% -0.4% 1.5%
 
(a) Share of shelf represents the percentage of our retail product cost of sales supplied by our wholesale operations.
 
(b) Party City brand comparable sales include North American e-commerce sales.

Contacts

Party City Holdco Inc.
Deborah Belevan, 914-784-8324
VP of Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@partycity.com

Contacts

Party City Holdco Inc.
Deborah Belevan, 914-784-8324
VP of Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@partycity.com