At Home Group Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Financial Results

  • Delivers 6th consecutive year of high teens net sales growth
  • Increases Q4 net sales 12.3%; Q4 comparable store sales1 decrease 3.1%
  • Delivers Q4 EPS of $(3.50) and Q4 pro forma adjusted EPS1 of $0.37
  • Provides update on the impact of COVID-19

PLANO, Texas--()--At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), the home décor superstore, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 25, 2020.

Lee Bird, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We were pleased with the momentum we saw in the back half of the fourth quarter as comparable store sales accelerated, and we exited the year with a healthy inventory position and $105 million in free cash flow2 improvement. We have been implementing key merchandising and marketing initiatives in fiscal 2021 to continue driving the business forward, and we remain focused on delivering great products at great prices.”

Mr. Bird continued, “Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we have seen a notable slowdown in store traffic over the past two weeks. We are prioritizing the health and safety of our customers and team members by temporarily closing stores and rapidly accelerating our omnichannel capabilities. We have also taken swift and bold action to preserve liquidity and have proactively drawn down our revolving credit facility to give us increased financial flexibility. Due to this period of unprecedented uncertainty, we are not providing first quarter and fiscal year 2021 guidance at this time, but we remain confident in the long-term strength of our lean, flexible operating model and the significant whitespace opportunity that still lies ahead.”

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended January 25, 2020

  • The Company closed one store in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and ended the quarter with 212 stores in 39 states. The Company has opened a net 32 stores since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, representing a 17.8% increase.
  • Net sales increased 12.3% to $397.7 million from $354.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 driven by the net increase in open stores. Comparable store sales1 decreased 3.1% compared to an increase of 2.1% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, primarily driven by the impact of a shorter holiday selling season and the resulting promotional environment.
  • Gross profit decreased 2.7% to $114.1 million from $117.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Gross margin decreased 440 basis points to 28.7% from 33.1% in the prior year period primarily as a result of both product margin contraction due to incremental markdowns related to our seasonal merchandise and occupancy deleverage, including the adoption of ASC 842 “Leases” and the impact of fiscal 2020 sale-leaseback transactions, partially offset by year-over-year improvement in inventory shrink.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) increased 3.9% to $73.8 million from $71.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted SG&A1 increased 5.5% to $73.8 million compared to a recast3 $70.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted SG&A1 as a percentage of net sales improved by 120 basis points on a recast3 basis to 18.6% primarily due to a reduction in incentive compensation expense and preopening expenses year-over-year, partially offset by investments in labor and advertising to support our growth strategies.
  • Operating loss was $209.1 million compared to operating income of $44.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 primarily due to a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $250.0 million recognized in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted operating income1 decreased 10.6% to $38.2 million from a recast3 $42.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted operating margin1 decreased 250 basis points on a recast3 basis to 9.6% of net sales driven by the gross margin and adjusted SG&A1 factors described above.
  • Interest expense decreased to $7.3 million from $7.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 due to a year-over-year decrease in average interest rates and the impact of ASC 842, partially offset by increased borrowings to support our growth strategies.
  • Income tax expense increased to $7.6 million from $7.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Net loss was $224.1 million compared to net income of $29.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Adjusted Net Income1 was $23.9 million compared to a recast3 $29.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • EPS was $(3.50) compared to $0.45 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Pro forma adjusted EPS1 was $0.37 compared to a recast3 $0.44 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 decreased 2.8% to $61.5 million from a recast3 $63.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

For the Fiscal Year Ended January 25, 2020

  • Net sales increased 17.1% to $1,365.0 million from $1,165.9 million in fiscal 2019 driven by the net increase in open stores. Comparable store sales1 decreased 1.7% primarily due to a shorter holiday selling season and the resulting promotional environment during the fourth quarter and adverse weather conditions in the first half of fiscal 2020. To a lesser extent, fiscal 2020 comparable store sales were also impacted by an unfavorable customer response in certain categories to tariff-related strategic price increases.
  • Gross profit increased 0.5% to $388.0 million from $385.9 million in fiscal 2019. Gross margin decreased 470 basis points to 28.4% from 33.1% in fiscal 2019, primarily as a result of product margin contraction due to incremental markdowns, occupancy deleverage including the adoption of ASC 842 “Leases” and the impact of fiscal 2020 and 2019 sale-leaseback transactions, and costs associated with the Company’s second distribution center, partially offset by year-over-year improvement in inventory shrink.
  • SG&A decreased 0.4% to $302.3 million from $303.5 million in the prior year, primarily due to the nonrecurrence of stock-based compensation expense of $41.5 million related to the one-time CEO grant recognized in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 and a decrease in incentive compensation, largely offset by increased store labor and advertising expenses to support our growth strategies. Adjusted SG&A1 increased 16.3% to $300.1 million compared to a recast3 $258.1 million in fiscal 2019. Adjusted SG&A1 as a percentage of net sales improved 10 basis points on a recast3 basis to 22.0% primarily due to a reduction in incentive compensation expense largely offset by increased store labor and advertising expenses to support our growth strategies.
  • Operating loss was $159.5 million compared to operating income of $76.0 million in fiscal 2019 primarily due to a goodwill impairment charge of $250.0 million recognized in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted operating income1 decreased 27.6% to $80.2 million from a recast3 $110.8 million in fiscal 2019. Adjusted operating margin1 decreased 360 basis points on a recast3 basis to 5.9% of net sales driven by the gross margin and adjusted SG&A1 factors described above.
  • Interest expense increased to $31.8 million from $27.1 million in fiscal 2019 primarily due to increased borrowings to support our growth strategies partially offset by the impact of ASC 842.
  • Income tax expense increased to $23.2 million from a nominal income tax benefit in fiscal 2019, primarily due to recognition of $9.3 million of deferred tax expense related to the cancellation of the one-time CEO grant during the third quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to $9.8 million in excess tax benefits related to stock option exercises in fiscal 2019.
  • Net loss was $214.4 million compared to net income of $49.0 million in fiscal 2019. Adjusted Net Income1 was $36.9 million compared to a recast3 $77.2 million in fiscal 2019.
  • EPS was $(3.35) compared to $0.74 in fiscal 2019. Pro forma adjusted EPS1 was $0.57 compared to a recast3 $1.17 in fiscal 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 decreased 8.3% to $175.3 million from a recast3 $191.2 million in fiscal 2019.

Goodwill Impairment

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, we conducted an interim impairment testing of goodwill. Based on the results of our test, we recognized a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $250.0 million for the fiscal year ended January 25, 2020.

Balance Sheet Highlights as of January 25, 2020

  • Net inventories increased 9.4% to $417.8 million from $382.0 million as of January 26, 2019 primarily due to a 17.8% increase in the number of open stores.
  • Total liquidity (cash plus $150.7 million of availability under our revolving credit facility) was $162.8 million.
  • Long-term debt was $334.3 million compared to $336.4 million as of January 26, 2019. Additionally, there was $235.7 million outstanding under our revolving credit facility as of January 25, 2020 compared to $221.0 million as of January 26, 2019. Increased borrowings were primarily driven by a net increase of 32 new stores year-over-year.

(1) Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. For additional information about non-GAAP measures, including, where applicable, reconciliations to the most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP, please see “Non-GAAP Measures” below.
(2) We define "free cash flow" as net cash provided by operating activities less net cash used in investing activities.
(3) Represents the necessary adjustments to reflect management’s estimates, for illustrative purposes, of the impact of the adoption of ASC 842 on fiscal 2019 results, which requires, among other things, a change to the accounting treatment of sale-leaseback transactions and the reclassification of certain of our financing obligations.

Outlook & Key Assumptions

Given the unprecedented and rapidly evolving uncertainty related to COVID-19, the Company is not providing first quarter and fiscal year 2021 guidance at this time.

Conference Call Details

A conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and fiscal 2020 financial results is scheduled for today, March 24, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 1-877-407-0789 (international callers please dial 1-201-689-8562) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online at investor.athome.com.

A recorded replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed online at investor.athome.com for 90 days.

Terminology

We define certain terms used in this release as follows:

"Adjusted EBITDA" means net (loss) income before net interest expense, income tax provision and depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the impact of certain other items as defined in our debt agreements, including certain legal settlements and consulting and other professional fees, stock-based compensation expense, impairment charges, gain on sale-leaseback, non-cash rent, initial public offering related non-cash stock-based compensation expense, non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the nonqualified stock option to purchase 1,988,255 shares of our common stock at an exercise price per share of $38.35 (the “one-time CEO grant”) previously granted to Mr. Bird in fiscal year 2019 and other adjustments. Periods within fiscal 2019 have been recast to show the illustrative impact of ASC 842, which is non-cash in nature.

“Adjusted Net Income” means net (loss) income, adjusted for impairment charges, gain on sale-leaseback, initial public offering related non-cash stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expenses and the income tax impact associated with the special one-time initial public offering bonus stock option exercises, non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the one-time CEO grant and the deferred tax expense related to the cancellation thereof, costs associated with the resignation of our former Chief Financial Officer (the “CFO Transition”), costs associated with the restructuring of our merchandising department, loss on disposal of certain buildings and other adjustments, which include charges incurred in connection with the sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders and other transaction costs. Periods within fiscal 2019 have been recast to show the illustrative impact of ASC 842, which is non-cash in nature.

“Adjusted operating income” means operating (loss) income, adjusted for impairment charges, gain on sale-leaseback, initial public offering related non-cash stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expenses, non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the one-time CEO grant, costs associated with the CFO transition, costs associated with the restructuring of our merchandising department, loss on disposal of certain buildings and other adjustments, which include costs related to the registration and sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders, and other transaction costs. Periods within fiscal 2019 have been recast to show the illustrative impact of ASC 842, which is non-cash in nature.

“Adjusted SG&A” means selling, general and administrative expenses adjusted for certain expenses, including initial public offering related non-cash stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expenses, non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the one-time CEO grant, costs associated with the CFO transition, costs associated with the restructuring of our merchandising department, loss on disposal of certain buildings and other adjustments, which include costs related to the registration and sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders, and other transaction costs. Periods within fiscal 2019 have been recast to show the illustrative impact of ASC 842, which is non-cash in nature.

"Comparable store sales" means, for any reporting period, the change in period-over-period net sales for the comparable store base, beginning with stores on the second day of the sixteenth full fiscal month following the store's opening. When a store is being relocated or remodeled, we exclude sales from that store in the calculation of comparable store sales until the first day of the sixteenth full fiscal month after it reopens. As it relates to At Home, “two-year comparable store sales basis” refers to the sum of the increase (decrease) in comparable store sales for each of the current and preceding fiscal years.

“EPS” means diluted earnings per share.

“GAAP” means accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

“Pro forma adjusted EPS” means Adjusted Net Income divided by pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

“Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding” means diluted share count on a pro forma basis.

“Store-level Adjusted EBITDA” means Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted further to exclude the impact of costs associated with new store openings and certain corporate overhead expenses which we do not consider in our evaluation of the ongoing operating performance of our stores from period to period.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate", "are confident", "assumed", "believe", "continue", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", “look forward”, "may", "might", "on track", “outlook”, "plan", "potential", "predict", “reaffirm”, "seek", "should", or "vision", or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. The financial results for our fourth fiscal quarter 2020 and fiscal year 2020 included in this press release are preliminary and represent the most current information available to management. Our actual results when disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K may differ from these preliminary results as a result of the completion of our financial closing procedures, final adjustments, completion of the review and audit by our independent registered accounting firm and other developments that may arise between now and the disclosure of the final results. In addition, statements about our assumptions for financial performance for the first quarter and fiscal year 2021 and beyond, as well as statements about the markets in which we operate, expected new store openings, our real estate strategy, growth targets, potential growth opportunities, impact of expected stock option exercises, future capital expenditures, and estimates of expenses we may incur in connection with equity incentive awards to management and our expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, prospects, assumptions or future events or performance contained in this document are forward-looking statements. Furthermore, statements contained in this document relating to the recent global outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the impact of which remains inherently uncertain on our financial results, are forward-looking statements.

We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors, including those factors described in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 26, 2019, those factors that will be described in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 25, 2020 and other reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are not guarantees of future performance and our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which we operate, may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release. In addition, even if our results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and events in the industry in which we operate, are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this release, they may not be predictive of results or developments in future periods.

Any forward-looking statement that we make in this release speaks only as of the date of such statement. Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise, or to publicly announce any update or revision to, any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this document.

About At Home Group Inc.

At Home (NYSE:HOME), the home decor superstore, offers more than 50,000 on-trend home products to fit any budget or style, from furniture, mirrors, rugs, art and housewares to tabletop, patio and seasonal decor. At Home is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and currently operates 218 stores in 39 states. For more information, please visit us online at investor.athome.com.

 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 25, 2020

 

January 26, 2019

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

12,082

 

$

10,951

Inventories, net

 

 

417,763

 

 

382,023

Prepaid expenses

 

 

10,693

 

 

7,949

Other current assets

 

 

7,634

 

 

13,626

Total current assets

 

 

448,172

 

 

414,549

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

1,176,920

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

714,188

 

 

682,663

Goodwill

 

 

319,732

 

 

569,732

Trade name

 

 

1,458

 

 

1,458

Debt issuance costs, net

 

 

1,218

 

 

1,539

Restricted cash

 

 

3

 

 

2,515

Noncurrent deferred tax asset

 

 

16,815

 

 

52,805

Other assets

 

 

1,041

 

 

945

Total assets

 

$

2,679,547

 

$

1,726,206

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

119,191

 

$

115,821

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

 

112,667

 

 

117,508

Revolving line of credit

 

 

235,670

 

 

221,010

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

65,188

 

 

Current portion of deferred rent

 

 

 

 

11,364

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

4,862

 

 

4,049

Income taxes payable

 

 

137

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

537,715

 

 

469,752

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

1,195,564

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

334,251

 

 

336,435

Financing obligations

 

 

 

 

35,038

Deferred rent

 

 

 

 

169,339

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

3,406

 

 

4,556

Total liabilities

 

 

2,070,936

 

 

1,015,120

Shareholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock; $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 64,106,061 and 63,609,684 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

641

 

 

636

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

657,038

 

 

643,677

(Accumulated deficit) retained earnings

 

 

(49,068)

 

 

66,773

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

608,611

 

 

711,086

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

$

2,679,547

 

$

1,726,206

 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

January 25, 2020

 

January 26, 2019

 

January 25, 2020

 

January 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

397,716

 

$

354,065

 

$

1,365,035

 

$

1,165,899

Cost of sales

 

 

283,625

 

 

236,826

 

 

977,083

 

 

780,048

Gross profit

 

 

114,091

 

 

117,239

 

 

387,952

 

 

385,851

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

73,846

 

 

71,055

 

 

302,300

 

 

303,453

Impairment charges

 

 

250,000

 

 

 

 

255,230

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

2,046

 

 

1,616

 

 

7,626

 

 

6,363

Total operating expenses

 

 

325,892

 

 

72,671

 

 

565,156

 

 

309,816

Gain on sale-leaseback

 

 

2,652

 

 

 

 

17,742

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

 

 

(209,149)

 

 

44,568

 

 

(159,462)

 

 

76,035

Interest expense, net

 

 

7,301

 

 

7,606

 

 

31,801

 

 

27,056

(Loss) income before income taxes

 

 

(216,450)

 

 

36,962

 

 

(191,263)

 

 

48,979

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

 

7,603

 

 

7,349

 

 

23,172

 

 

(17)

Net (loss) income

 

$

(224,053)

 

$

29,613

 

$

(214,435)

 

$

48,996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(3.50)

 

$

0.47

 

$

(3.35)

 

$

0.78

Diluted

 

$

(3.50)

 

$

0.45

 

$

(3.35)

 

$

0.74

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

64,105,628

 

 

63,592,382

 

 

63,975,633

 

 

62,936,959

Diluted

 

 

64,105,628

 

 

65,887,848

 

 

63,975,633

 

 

66,299,646

 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

January 25, 2020

 

January 26, 2019

Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(214,435)

 

$

48,996

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

69,418

 

 

56,529

Non-cash lease expense

 

 

68,009

 

 

-

Impairment charges

 

 

255,230

 

 

-

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

2,251

 

 

2,181

Gain on sale-leaseback

 

 

(17,742)

 

 

-

Amortization of deferred gain on sale-leaseback

 

 

-

 

 

(8,751)

Deferred income taxes

 

 

3,247

 

 

(19,244)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

7,423

 

 

49,526

Other non-cash losses, net

 

 

1,398

 

 

553

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 

(35,740)

 

 

(112,179)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(1,619)

 

 

989

Other assets

 

 

(96)

 

 

(629)

Accounts payable

 

 

4,149

 

 

29,261

Accrued liabilities

 

 

3,219

 

 

19,156

Income taxes payable

 

 

137

 

 

-

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

(39,252)

 

 

-

Deferred rent

 

 

-

 

 

19,946

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

105,597

 

 

86,334

Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

 

(246,758)

 

 

(357,521)

Net proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

123,294

 

 

148,398

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(123,464)

 

 

(209,123)

Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments under lines of credit

 

 

(876,510)

 

 

(721,177)

Proceeds from lines of credit

 

 

891,170

 

 

780,187

Payment of debt issuance costs

 

 

(160)

 

 

(1,009)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

 

 

-

 

 

50,000

Payments on financing obligations

 

 

-

 

 

(265)

Proceeds from financing obligations

 

 

-

 

 

1,625

Payments on long-term debt

 

 

(3,957)

 

 

(3,316)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

 

5,943

 

 

21,685

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

16,486

 

 

127,730

(Decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(1,381)

 

 

4,941

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

 

13,466

 

 

8,525

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

 

$

12,085

 

$

13,466

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

 

$

29,964

 

$

23,297

Cash paid for income taxes

 

$

29,246

 

$

17,013

Supplemental Information for Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Decrease) increase in current liabilities of property and equipment

 

$

(10,415)

 

$

14,297

Property and equipment reduction due to sale-leaseback

 

$

-

 

$

(111,932)

Property and equipment additions due to build-to-suit lease transactions

 

$

-

 

$

13,679

Non-GAAP Measures

Certain financial measures presented in this release, such as comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, are not recognized under GAAP.

We present comparable store sales, which is not a recognized financial measure under GAAP, because it allows us to evaluate how our store base is performing by measuring the change in period-over-period net sales in stores that have been open for the applicable period. We present Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP, because we believe they 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, such as interest, depreciation, amortization, loss on extinguishment of debt, impairment charges and taxes. We present adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding and pro forma adjusted EPS, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP, because we believe investors’ understanding of our operating performance is enhanced by the disclosure of selling, general and administrative expenses, operating income, net income and earnings per diluted share adjusted for items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance.

You are encouraged to evaluate each of these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating our non-GAAP measures, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in such presentations. In particular, Store-level Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect costs associated with new store openings, which are incurred on a limited basis with respect to any particular store when opened and are not indicative of ongoing core operating performance, and corporate overhead expenses that are necessary to allow us to effectively operate our stores and generate Store-level Adjusted EBITDA. Our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. There can be no assurance that we will not modify the presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures in the future, and any such modification may be material. In addition, comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in our industry or across different industries.

Comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level 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. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information.

The Company has not presented a quantitative reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP measures adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income and adjusted EPS to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures because it is impractical to forecast certain items without unreasonable efforts due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence and financial impact of and the periods in which such items may be recognized.

AT HOME GROUP INC.
Supplemental Information - Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(in thousands, except per share data)

The tables below reconcile the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. Periods prior to the adoption of ASC 842 have been adjusted in the tables below to show the illustrative impact of the accounting standard based on management’s estimates for comparability purposes.

 

Reconciliation of selling, general and administrative expenses to adjusted SG&A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Fiscal Year Ended

 

January 25, 2020

January 26, 2019

January 25, 2020

January 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses, as reported

$

73,846

$

71,055

$

302,300

$

303,453

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation related to special one-time IPO bonus grant(a)

 

 

 

 

(2,521)

Payroll tax expense related to special one-time IPO bonus stock option exercises(b)

 

 

(5)

 

(46)

 

(69)

Stock-based compensation related to one-time CEO grant(c)

 

 

 

 

(41,475)

CFO Transition costs(d)

 

 

(1,264)

 

 

(2,393)

Loss on disposal of building(e)

 

 

(500)

 

 

(500)

Merchandising department restructuring(f)

 

 

 

(870)

 

Other(g)

 

 

 

(1,258)

 

(1,478)

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses, as reported

 

73,846

 

69,286

 

300,126

 

255,017

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(h)

 

 

706

 

 

3,037

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses, as recast

$

73,846

$

69,992

$

300,126

$

258,054

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of operating income to adjusted operating income

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Fiscal Year Ended

 

January 25, 2020

January 26, 2019

January 25, 2020

January 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income, as reported

$

(209,149)

$

44,568

$

(159,462)

$

76,035

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment charges(i)

 

250,000

 

 

255,230

 

Gain on sale-leaseback(j)

 

(2,652)

 

 

(17,742)

 

Stock-based compensation related to special one-time IPO bonus grant(a)

 

 

 

 

2,521

Payroll tax expense related to special one-time IPO bonus stock option exercises(b)

 

 

5

 

46

 

69

Stock-based compensation related to one-time CEO grant(c)

 

 

 

 

41,475

CFO Transition costs(d)

 

 

1,264

 

 

2,393

Loss on disposal of building(e)

 

 

500

 

 

500

Merchandising department restructuring(f)

 

 

 

870

 

Other(g)

 

 

 

1,258

 

1,478

Adjusted operating income, as reported

 

38,199

 

46,337

 

80,200

 

124,471

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(h)

 

 

(3,621)

 

 

(13,677)

Adjusted operating income, as recast

$

38,199

$

42,716

$

80,200

$

110,794

Adjusted operating margin, as recast

 

9.6%

 

12.1%

 

5.9%

 

9.5%

 

Reconciliation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding to pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Fiscal Year Ended

 

January 25, 2020

January 26, 2019

January 25, 2020

January 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

64,105,628

65,887,848

63,975,633

66,299,646

Dilutive effect of stock options and other awards(k)

17,189

601,672

Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding

64,122,817

65,887,848

64,577,305

66,299,646

 

Reconciliation of net (loss) income to Adjusted Net Income and pro forma adjusted EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

January 25, 2020

 

January 26, 2019

 

January 25, 2020

 

January 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income, as reported

$

(224,053)

 

$

29,613

 

$

(214,435)

 

$

48,996

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment charges(i)

 

250,000

 

 

 

 

255,230

 

 

Gain on sale-leaseback(j)

 

(2,652)

 

 

 

 

(17,742)

 

 

Stock-based compensation related to special one-time IPO bonus grant(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,521

Payroll tax expense related to special one-time IPO bonus stock option exercises(b)

 

 

 

5

 

 

46

 

 

69

Stock-based compensation related to one-time CEO grant(c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41,475

CFO Transition costs(d)

 

 

 

1,264

 

 

 

 

2,393

Loss on disposal of building(e)

 

 

 

500

 

 

 

 

500

Merchandising department restructuring(f)

 

 

 

 

 

870

 

 

Other(g)

 

 

 

 

 

1,258

 

 

1,478

Tax impact of adjustments to net (loss) income(l)

 

590

 

 

(94)

 

 

2,383

 

 

(10,810)

Tax impact related to the cancellation of the one-time CEO grant(c)

 

32

 

 

 

 

9,338

 

 

Tax benefit related to special one-time IPO bonus stock option exercises(m)

 

 

 

(28)

 

 

(13)

 

 

(593)

Adjusted Net Income, as reported

 

23,917

 

 

31,260

 

 

36,935

 

 

86,029

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(h)

 

 

 

(2,306)

 

 

 

 

(8,789)

Adjusted Net Income, as recast

 

23,917

 

 

28,954

 

 

36,935

 

 

77,240

Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding(k)

 

64,122,817

 

 

65,887,848

 

 

64,577,305

 

 

66,299,646

Pro forma adjusted EPS, as reported

 

0.37

 

 

0.47

 

 

0.57

 

 

1.30

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(h)

 

 

 

(0.03)

 

 

 

 

(0.13)

Pro forma adjusted EPS, as recast

$

0.37

 

$

0.44

 

$

0.57

 

$

1.17

 

(a) Non-cash stock-based compensation expense associated with a special one-time initial public offering bonus grant to certain members of senior management (the “IPO grant”), which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance. The IPO grant was made in addition to the ongoing equity incentive program that we have in place to incentivize, retain and motivate our employees, officers, consultants and non-employee directors and was made to reward certain senior executives for historical performance and allow them to benefit from future successful outcomes for certain existing stockholders.

(b) Payroll tax expense related to stock option exercises associated with the IPO grant, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance.

(c) Non-cash stock-based compensation expense associated with the one-time CEO grant, which was made during fiscal 2019 and fully recognized during the second fiscal quarter 2019, and which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance. On September 12, 2019, the one-time CEO grant was cancelled for no consideration, resulting in the recognition of $9.3 million of deferred tax expense during the third fiscal quarter 2020.

(d) Costs related to the CFO Transition in the third and fourth fiscal quarter 2019.

(e) One-time loss incurred related to the acquisition of land for the purposes of building a new store in fiscal year 2020 that had a pre-existing unusable structure on the premises that was demolished.

(f) Includes certain employee related costs incurred as part of restructuring our merchandising department.

(g) Other adjustments include amounts our management believes are not representative of our ongoing operations, including charges incurred in connection with the sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders and other transaction costs.

(h) Represents the necessary adjustments to reflect management’s estimates of the illustrative impact of ASC 842 on fiscal year 2019 results, which requires, among other things, a change to the accounting treatment of sale-leaseback transactions and the reclassification of certain of our financing obligations.

(i) Represents non-cash impairment charges of $250.0 million related to impairment of goodwill and $5.2 million in connection with store closure and relocation decisions.

(j) As of January 27, 2019, we fully recognized the gains on sale-leaseback transactions on the consolidated statements of operations in accordance with ASC 842.

(k) Reflects the dilutive impact of stock options and other awards utilizing the treasury stock method with regard to Adjusted Net Income in the period.

(l) Represents the income tax impact of the adjusted expenses using the annual effective tax rate excluding discrete items for fiscal years 2020 and 2019. After giving effect to the adjustments to net (loss) income, the adjusted effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended January 25, 2020 and January 26, 2019 was 22.6% and 19.3%, respectively. The adjusted effective tax rate for fiscal years 2020 and 2019 was 23.7% and 11.7%, respectively.

(m) Represents the income tax benefit related to stock option exercises associated with the IPO grant.

 

Reconciliation of net (loss) income to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

January 25, 2020

 

January 26, 2019

 

January 25, 2020

 

January 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(224,053)

 

$

29,613

 

$

(214,435)

 

$

48,996

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

7,301

 

 

7,606

 

 

31,801

 

 

27,056

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

 

7,603

 

 

7,349

 

 

23,172

 

 

(17)

 

Depreciation and amortization(a)

 

 

18,018

 

 

15,746

 

 

69,418

 

 

56,529

 

EBITDA

 

 

(191,131)

 

 

60,314

 

 

(90,044)

 

 

132,564

 

Impairment charges(b)

 

 

250,000

 

 

 

 

255,230

 

 

 

Gain on sale-leaseback(c)

 

 

(2,652)

 

 

 

 

(17,742)

 

 

 

Consulting and other professional services(d)

 

 

117

 

 

808

 

 

2,652

 

 

5,990

 

Stock-based compensation expense(e)

 

 

1,891

 

 

1,220

 

 

7,423

 

 

5,530

 

Stock-based compensation related to special one-time IPO bonus grant(f)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,521

 

Stock-based compensation related to one-time CEO grant(g)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41,475

 

Non-cash rent(h)

 

 

2,979

 

 

579

 

 

15,998

 

 

4,499

 

Other(i)

 

 

318

 

 

1,743

 

 

1,816

 

 

3,827

 

Adjusted EBITDA, as reported

 

 

61,522

 

 

64,664

 

 

175,333

 

 

196,406

 

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(j)

 

 

 

 

(1,354)

 

 

 

 

(5,161)

 

Adjusted EBITDA, as recast

 

 

61,522

 

 

63,310

 

 

175,333

 

 

191,245

 

Costs associated with new store openings(k)

 

 

2,827

 

 

5,627

 

 

24,166

 

 

18,656

 

Corporate overhead expenses(l)

 

 

22,248

 

 

22,173

 

 

95,401

 

 

90,839

 

Less illustrative impact of ASC 842(j)

 

 

 

 

1,354

 

 

 

 

5,161

 

Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, as reported

 

 

86,597

 

 

92,464

 

 

294,900

 

 

305,901

 

Illustrative impact of ASC 842(j)

 

 

 

 

(717)

 

 

 

 

(2,399)

 

Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, as recast

 

$

86,597

 

$

91,747

 

$

294,900

 

$

303,502

 

 

(a) Includes the portion of depreciation and amortization expenses that are classified as cost of sales in our consolidated statements of operations.

(b) For fiscal year 2020, represents non-cash impairment charges of $250.0 million related to impairment of goodwill and $5.2 million in connection with store closure and relocation decisions.

(c) As of January 27, 2019, we fully recognized the gains on sale-leaseback transactions on the consolidated statements of operations in accordance with ASC 842.

(d) Primarily consists of (i) consulting and other professional fees with respect to projects to enhance our merchandising and human resource capabilities and other company initiatives; and (ii) charges incurred in connection with the sale of shares of our common stock on behalf of certain existing stockholders and other transaction costs.

(e) Non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the ongoing equity incentive program that we have in place to incentivize, retain and motivate our employees, officers, consultants and non-employee directors.

(f) Non-cash stock-based compensation expense associated with the IPO grant, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance. The IPO grant was made in addition to the ongoing equity incentive program that we have in place to incentivize, retain and motivate our employees, officers, consultants and non-employee directors and was made to reward certain senior executives for historical performance and allow them to benefit from future successful outcomes for certain existing stockholders.

(g) Non-cash stock-based compensation expense associated with the one-time CEO grant, which was made during fiscal 2019 and fully recognized during the second fiscal quarter 2019, and which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance. On September 12, 2019, the one-time CEO grant was cancelled for no consideration, resulting in the recognition of $9.3 million of deferred tax expense during the third fiscal quarter 2020.

(h) Consists of the non-cash portion of rent, which reflects (i) the extent to which our GAAP straight-line rent expense recognized exceeds or is less than our cash rent payments, partially offset by (ii) the amortization of deferred gains on sale-leaseback transactions that are recognized to rent expense on a straight-line basis through the applicable lease term. The offsetting amounts relating to the amortization of deferred gains on sale-leaseback transactions were $(2.3) million and $(8.8) million during the thirteen weeks and fiscal year ended January 26, 2019, respectively. We did not recognize deferred gains on sale-leaseback transactions in fiscal 2020 and will not recognize such deferred gains going forward, per the adoption of new lease accounting standards set out in ASC 842. The GAAP straight-line rent expense adjustment can vary depending on the average age of our lease portfolio, which has been impacted by our significant growth. For newer leases, our rent expense recognized typically exceeds our cash rent payments while for more mature leases, rent expense recognized is typically less than our cash rent payments.

(i) Other adjustments include amounts our management believes are not representative of our ongoing operations, including: (i) for fiscal year 2020, costs incurred of $1.4 million related to the restructuring of our merchandising department; and (ii) fiscal year 2019, costs incurred of $2.4 million related to the CFO Transition, payroll tax expense of $0.8 million related to the exercise of stock options and $0.5 million related to the one-time loss incurred related to the acquisition of land for the purposes of building a new store in fiscal year 2020 that had a pre-existing unusable structure on the premises that was demolished.

(j) Represents the necessary adjustments to reflect management’s estimates of the illustrative impact of the adoption of ASC 842 on fiscal year 2019 results, which requires, among other things, a change to the accounting treatment of sale-leaseback transactions and the reclassification of certain of our financing obligations.

(k) Reflects non-capital expenditures associated with opening new stores, including marketing and advertising, labor and cash occupancy expenses. Costs related to new store openings represent cash costs, and you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are similar to these costs. We anticipate that we will continue to incur cash costs as we open new stores in the future. We opened zero and seven new stores during the thirteen weeks ended January 25, 2020 and January 26, 2019, respectively, and 36 and 34 new stores in fiscal years 2020 and 2019, respectively.

(l) Reflects corporate overhead expenses, which are not directly related to the profitability of our stores, to facilitate comparisons of store operating performance as we do not consider these corporate overhead expenses when evaluating the ongoing performance of our stores from period to period. Corporate overhead expenses, which are a component of selling, general and administrative expenses, are comprised of various home office general and administrative expenses such as payroll expenses, occupancy costs, marketing and advertising, and consulting and professional fees. Store-level Adjusted EBITDA should not be used as a substitute for consolidated measures of profitability or performance because it does not reflect corporate overhead expenses that are necessary to allow us to effectively operate our stores and generate Store-level Adjusted EBITDA. We anticipate that we will continue to incur corporate overhead expenses in future periods.

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Contacts

Investor Relations:
At Home
Arvind Bhatia, CFA / Bethany Johns
972.265.1299 / 972.265.1326
InvestorRelations@AtHome.com

Edelman
Stacy Turnof
212.277.3797
HOME@Edelman.com

Media:
Edelman
Noelle Amos / Nicole Briguet
415.486.3231 / 212.704.8164
HOME@Edelman.com

Contacts

Investor Relations:
At Home
Arvind Bhatia, CFA / Bethany Johns
972.265.1299 / 972.265.1326
InvestorRelations@AtHome.com

Edelman
Stacy Turnof
212.277.3797
HOME@Edelman.com

Media:
Edelman
Noelle Amos / Nicole Briguet
415.486.3231 / 212.704.8164
HOME@Edelman.com