Stein Mart, Inc.
STEIN MART INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 06/08/2017 16:11:54)
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended April 29, 2017

or

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission file number 0-20052

 

 

STEIN MART, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Florida   64-0466198

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

1200 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida   32207
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (904) 346-1500

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer   ☐ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes  ☐    No  ☒

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant’s common stock as of June 6, 2017, was 47,621,851.

 

 

 


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PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited):

  

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at April 29, 2017, January  28, 2017 and April 30, 2016

     3  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the 13 Weeks Ended April 29, 2017 and April 30, 2016

     4  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the 13 Weeks Ended April 29, 2017 and April 30, 2016

     5  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the 13 Weeks Ended April 29, 2017 and April 30, 2016

     6  

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     7  

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     10  

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     13  

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

     13  

PART II OTHER INFORMATION

  

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

     14  

Item 1A. Risk Factors

     14  

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     14  

Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities

     14  

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

     15  

Item 5. Other Information

     15  

Item 6. Exhibits

     16  

SIGNATURES

     17  

 

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Stein Mart, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

     April 29, 2017     January 28, 2017     April 30, 2016  
     (Unaudited)           (Unaudited)  

ASSETS

      

Current assets:

      

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 15,554     $ 10,604     $ 16,317  

Inventories

     322,030       291,110       316,897  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     24,161       30,249       22,676  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     361,745       331,963       355,890  

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $221,626, $218,304 and $197,773, respectively

     164,012       165,542       166,261  

Other assets

     28,692       30,344       30,141  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 554,449     $ 527,849     $ 552,292  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

      

Current liabilities:

      

Accounts payable

   $ 162,208     $ 114,419     $ 152,807  

Current portion of long-term debt

     8,333       10,000       10,000  

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     71,360       72,772       75,385  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     241,901       197,191       238,192  

Long-term debt, net of current portion

     149,119       171,792       138,960  

Deferred rent

     42,509       41,774       41,667  

Other liabilities

     49,128       46,832       45,738  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     482,657       457,589       464,557  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

      

Shareholders’ equity:

      

Preferred stock - $.01 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding

     —         —         —    

Common stock - $.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 47,181,498, 47,018,942 and 46,372,908 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

     472       470       464  

Additional paid-in capital

     51,557       50,241       44,370  

Retained earnings

     20,059       19,853       43,175  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (296     (304     (274
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

     71,792       70,260       87,735  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

   $ 554,449     $ 527,849     $ 552,292  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
     13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
 

Net sales

   $ 337,335      $ 355,712  

Cost of merchandise sold

     241,779        246,820  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gross profit

     95,556        108,892  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     85,494        86,474  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating income

     10,062        22,418  

Interest expense, net

     1,139        966  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     8,923        21,452  

Income tax expense

     5,223        8,141  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 3,700      $ 13,311  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings per common share:

     

Basic

   $ 0.08      $ 0.29  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

   $ 0.08      $ 0.29  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

     

Basic

     46,165        45,595  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

     46,171        46,275  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Dividends declared per common share

   $ 0.075      $ 0.075  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
     13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
 

Net income

   $ 3,700      $ 13,311  

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:

     

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income

     8        5  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 3,708      $ 13,316  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
    13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
 

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 3,700     $ 13,311  

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

    

Depreciation and amortization

     8,085       7,660  

Share-based compensation

     1,523       1,590  

Store closing charges

     286       —    

Impairment of property and other assets

     31       —    

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

     232       9  

Deferred income taxes

     4,858       197  

Tax benefit from equity issuances

     —         (145

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation

     —         (5

Changes in assets and liabilities:

    

Inventories

     (30,920     (23,289

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     6,088       (4,090

Other assets

     1,279       (909

Accounts payable

     47,924       46,501  

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     (1,550     4,801  

Other liabilities

     (1,355     14,635  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     40,181       60,266  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activity:

    

Net acquisition of property and equipment

     (7,182     (11,271
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activity

     (7,182     (11,271
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Proceeds from borrowings

     108,911       80,855  

Repayments of debt

     (133,261     (122,055

Cash dividends paid

     (3,494     (3,443

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation

     —         5  

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     —         1,073  

Repurchase of common stock

     (205     (943
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (28,049     (44,508
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

     4,950       4,487  

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     10,604       11,830  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 15,554     $ 16,317  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

    

Income taxes (received) paid

   $ (8,220   $ 2,072  

Interest paid

     1,087       936  

Accruals and accounts payable for capital expenditures

     1,464       3,853  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

1. Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting primarily of normal and recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Due to the seasonality of our business, results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for a full fiscal year. These unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended January 28, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 18, 2017.

As used herein, the terms “we,” “our,” “us” and “Stein Mart” refer to Stein Mart, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Correction of an Immaterial Error

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, we identified an immaterial prior period error in our lower-of-cost-or-market adjustment for aged inventory. The immaterial error was corrected with a charge during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 resulting in an out-of-period increase to Cost of merchandise sold. The effect of this immaterial error on the first quarter of 2016 would have been an increase of $0.3 million to Cost of merchandise sold and a decrease of $0.2 million in net income.

Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities

The major components of accrued expenses and other current liabilities are as follows (in thousands):

 

     April 29, 2017      January 28, 2017      April 30, 2016  

Compensation and employee benefits

   $ 7,116      $ 11,016      $ 9,214  

Unredeemed gift and merchandise return cards

     9,559        11,954        8,950  

Property taxes

     12,876        14,274        11,073  

Accrued vacation

     7,715        7,715        7,306  

Other

     34,094        27,813        38,842  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

   $ 71,360      $ 72,772      $ 75,385  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In March 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standard Updated (“ASU”) No. 2016-09  Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting . This standard makes several modifications to ASC Topic 718 related to the accounting for forfeitures, employer tax withholding on share-based compensation and the financial statement presentation of excess tax benefits or deficiencies. This ASU also clarifies the statement of cash flows presentation for certain components of share-based awards. The adoption of this ASU was completed during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. For the quarter ended April 29, 2017, we recorded a $1.1 million income tax expense related to the tax effects associated with the exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted stock within Income tax expense on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. For the quarter ended April 30, 2016, we recorded $0.1 million net shortfalls for share-based payments settled during that quarter, and this net tax benefit was recorded directly to our Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity and has not been reclassified to our Consolidated Statement of Income, in accordance with adoption and transition provisions of ASU 2016-09. This ASU requires that all income tax-related cash flows resulting from share-based payments, such as excess income tax benefits, are to be reported as operating activities on the statement of cash flows, a change from the prior requirement to present windfall/shortfall income tax benefits (deficiencies) as an inflow from financing activities and an offsetting outflow from operating activities. As permitted, we elected to apply these provisions prospectively to our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, and accordingly, periods prior to fiscal 2017 have not been adjusted. Additionally, this ASU clarifies that all cash payments made to taxing authorities on the employees’ behalf for shares withheld at settlement are to be presented as financing activities on the statement of cash flows. This change must be applied retrospectively. The presentation requirements did not result in a reclassification for any prior periods since such cash flows have historically been presented as a financing activity on our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows. We elected to continue to estimate forfeitures expected to occur to determine the amount of share-based compensation cost to recognize in each period, as permitted by ASU 2016-09. Accordingly, no cumulative effect was recorded in retained earnings on our Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity at the beginning of fiscal 2017 upon the adoption of ASU 2016-09, as of April 29, 2017.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - Continued

(Unaudited)

 

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-04,  Liabilities-Extinguishments of Liabilities  ( Subtopic 405-20 ):  Recognition of Breakage for Certain Prepaid Stored-Value Products . The amendments in the ASU are designed to provide guidance and eliminate diversity in practice of accounting for derecognition of prepaid stored-value product liabilities. Typically, a prepaid stored-value product liability is to be derecognized when it is probable that a significant reversal of the recognized breakage amount will not subsequently occur. This is when the likelihood of the product holder exercising its remaining rights becomes remote. This estimate shall be updated at the end of each period. The amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Earlier application is permitted. We plan to adopt this ASU in the fiscal year 2018 and do not expect the adoption to have a material effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as we believe we are in compliance with this ASU.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02,  Leases (Topic 842) . This update requires organizations to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and also disclose key information about leasing arrangements. The main provisions of the new standard include: clarifications to the definitions of a lease, components of leases, and criteria for determining lease classification; requiring virtually all leased assets, including operating leases and related liabilities, to be reflected on the lessee’s balance sheet; and expanding and adding to the required disclosures for lessees. This ASU is effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those annual periods. Earlier application is permitted for all entities as of the beginning of an interim or annual period. We are in the process of identifying software suited to track and account for leases under the new standard. We plan to adopt ASU 2016-02 in fiscal year 2019 and are currently evaluating the overall effect the adoption of this ASU will have on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and we currently believe the adoption of this ASU will have a significant effect on our Consolidated Balance Sheets due to the addition of our applicable leased assets and related liabilities.

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-15, Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40) . ASU No. 2014-15 requires management to perform interim and annual assessments on whether there are conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date the financial statements are issued and to provide related disclosures if required. ASU No. 2014-15 applies to all entities and is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early application is permitted for annual or interim reporting periods for which the financial statements have not previously been issued. The adoption of this ASU was completed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. This adoption did not have a material effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) . This update provides a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. ASU No. 2014-09 will require an entity to recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This update creates a five-step model that requires entities to exercise judgment when considering the terms of the contract(s) which include (i) identifying the contract(s) with the customer, (ii) identifying the separate performance obligations in the contract, (iii) determining the transaction price, (iv) allocating the transaction price to the separate performance obligations, and (v) recognizing revenue when each performance obligation is satisfied. This guidance was deferred by ASU No. 2015-14, issued by the FASB in August 2015, and is effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. We have the option to apply the provisions of ASU No. 2014-09 either retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented or prospectively with the cumulative effect of applying this ASU recognized at the date of initial application. We have completed an initial scoping analysis of the effect of the standards to identify the revenue streams that may be affected by this ASU. While we are still in the process of evaluating the effect that this ASU may have on our financial statements, we do not currently expect a material effect on our Consolidated Financial Statements. We expect the adoption to result in a change in the timing of recognizing revenue for sales when we ship merchandise to the customer from a distribution center or store. Under the new guidance, we expect to recognize revenue for sales that we drop ship from vendors to customers, or that we ship to the customer from a distribution center or store on the basis of control of the merchandise, rather than at the time the risk of loss is transferred. We are currently evaluating which transition approach to use and assessing the effect the adoption of this ASU may have on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows and will adopt these ASUs beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - Continued

(Unaudited)

 

2. Shareholders’ Equity

Dividends

During the first quarter of 2017, we paid a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per common share on April 14, 2017.

Stock Repurchase Plan

During the 13 weeks ended April 29, 2017, we repurchased 56,753 shares of our common stock at a total cost of approximately $0.2 million. During the 13 weeks ended April 30, 2016, we repurchased 143,282 shares of our common stock at a total cost of approximately $0.9 million. Stock repurchases were for tax withholding amounts due on employee stock awards and during the first quarter of 2017 and 2016 included no shares purchased on the open market under our previously authorized stock repurchase plan. As of April 29, 2017, there are 439,777 shares that can be repurchased pursuant to the Board of Director’s current authorization.

3. Earnings per Share

The following table presents the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share (in thousands, except per share data):

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
     13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
 

Basic:

     

Net income

   $ 3,700      $ 13,311  

Income allocated to participating securities

     2        34  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income available to common shareholders

   $ 3,698      $ 13,277  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic weighted-average shares outstanding

     46,165        45,595  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic earnings per common share

   $ 0.08      $ 0.29  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted:

     

Net income

   $ 3,700      $ 13,311  

Income allocated to diluted participating securities

     2        34  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income available to common shareholders

   $ 3,698      $ 13,277  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic weighted-average shares outstanding

     46,165        45,595  

Incremental shares from share-based compensation plans

     6        680  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

     46,171        46,275  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share

   $ 0.08      $ 0.29  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Options to acquire shares totaling approximately 3.9 million and 1.3 million shares of common stock that were outstanding during the 13 weeks ended April 29, 2017 and April 30, 2016, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per common share. Options excluded were those that had exercise prices greater than the average market price of the common shares such that inclusion would have been anti-dilutive.

4. Commitments and Contingencies

We are involved in various routine legal proceedings incidental to the conduct of our business. During the 13 weeks ended April 29, 2017, we did not accrue for any actual or anticipated legal settlements. During the 13 weeks ended April 30, 2016, we accrued $1.4 million for actual and anticipated legal settlements. While some of these matters could be material to our results of operations or cash flows for any particular period if an unfavorable outcome results, we do not believe that the ultimate resolution of currently pending legal proceedings, either individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on our overall financial condition.

 

 

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ITEM  2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERA TIONS

As used herein, the terms “we,” “our,” “us” and “Stein Mart” refer to Stein Mart, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to certain risks, uncertainties or assumptions and may be affected by certain factors including, but not limited to, the matters discussed in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 18, 2017. Wherever used, the words “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on beliefs and assumptions of our management and on information currently available to such management. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance.

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended January 28, 2017, filed with the SEC on April 18, 2017.

Overview

We are a national specialty and off-price retailer offering designer and name-brand fashion apparel, home décor, accessories and shoes at everyday low prices. We currently operate 292 stores across 31 states.

Financial Overview for the First Quarter of 2017

 

    Net sales during the first quarter of 2017 were $337.3 million compared to $355.7 million during the first quarter of 2016.

 

    Comparable store sales during the first quarter of 2017 decreased 7.6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2016.

 

    Net income during the first quarter of 2017 was $3.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $13.3 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2016.

 

    We had $157.5 million, $181.8 million and $149.0 million of direct borrowings on our Credit Facilities as of April 29, 2017, January 28, 2017 and April 30, 2016, respectively.

Stores

The following table sets forth the stores activity for the 13 weeks ended April 29, 2017 and April 30, 2016:

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
     13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
 

Stores at beginning of period

     290        278  

Stores opened during the period

     5        5  

Stores closed during the period

     (3      —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Stores at the end of period

     292        283  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Results of Operations

The following table sets forth each line item of our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income expressed as a percentage of net sales:

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
    13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
 

Net sales

     100.0     100.0

Cost of merchandise sold

     71.7     69.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     28.3     30.6

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     25.3     24.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     3.0     6.3

Interest expense, net

     0.3     0.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     2.7     6.0

Income tax expense

     1.6     2.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     1.1     3.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended April 29, 2017, Compared to the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 30, 2016 (tables presented in thousands):

Net Sales

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
     13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
     Decrease  

Net sales

   $ 337,335      $ 355,712      $ (18,377

Sales percent increase:

        

Total net sales

           (5.2 )% 

Comparable store sales

           (7.6 )% 

The 7.6 percent decrease in comparable stores sales was driven by decreases in the number of transactions, which was driven by lower traffic. Also contributing to the decrease were slightly lower average unit retail prices and units per transaction, with the lower average unit retail prices driven by higher markdowns. Comparable store sales reflect stores open throughout the period and prior fiscal year and include e-commerce sales. E-commerce sales were up 38.5 percent and contributed approximately 0.7 percent increase to the comparable store sales. Comparable store sales do not include shoe department commissions.

Gross Profit

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
    13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
    Decrease  

Gross profit

   $ 95,556     $ 108,892     $ (13,336

Percentage of net sales

     28.3     30.6     (2.3 )% 

The Gross profit decrease was primarily due to higher markdowns taken to manage our inventories as well as higher occupancy costs that leveraged negatively on our lower comparable store sales.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses (“SG&A”)

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
    13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
    (Decrease)
Increase
 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

   $ 85,494     $ 86,474     $ (980

Percentage of net sales

     25.3     24.3     1.0

SG&A decreased $1.0 million due to an increased focus on lean SG&A levels and lower expense for legal settlements, which more than offset higher operating expenses from new stores.

 

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Interest Expense, net

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
    13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
    Increase  

Interest expense, net

   $ 1,139     $ 966     $ 173  

Percentage of net sales

     0.3     0.3     0.0

The increase in interest expense was due to increases in the London Interbank Offer Rate, which raised our overall interest rates.

Income Taxes

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
    13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
    (Decrease)
Increase
 

Income tax expense

   $ 5,223     $ 8,141     $ (2,918

Effective tax rate

     58.5     38.0     20.5

Our effective tax rate represents the applicable combined federal and state statutory rates reduced by the federal benefit of state taxes deductible on federal returns, adjusted for the impact of permanent differences. The increase in the effective tax rate was primarily driven by the adoption of ASU 2016-09, which resulted in $1.1 million higher income tax expense for the quarter. This amount was previously carried within equity on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. See Note 1 “Basis of Presentation” of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of the adoption of ASU 2016-09. Excluding the effect of adopting ASU 2016-09, our effective tax rate would have been 46.7 percent. The rate is higher than last year due to the effect of relatively small permanent items on our low pre-tax earnings.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Capital requirements and working capital needs are funded through a combination of internally generated funds, available cash, credit terms from vendors and our $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility pursuant to a second amended and restated credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank (the “Credit Agreement”). We also have a secured $25 million master loan agreement with Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. (the “Equipment Term Loan” and, together with the Credit Agreement, the “Credit Facilities”). Working capital is used to support store inventories and capital investments for system improvements, fund new store openings, maintain existing stores, pay dividends, make debt service payments and repurchase of shares of our common stock. Historically, our investments in working capital are lowest in August and September, after our heavy spring selling season and in February after the holiday selling season. Investments in working capital are highest in April, October and November as we begin procuring and paying for merchandise to support our heavy spring and holiday seasons. On May 17, 2017, we announced that we have suspended our quarterly cash dividend and significantly reduced our planned capital expenditures (see below under “– Cash Flows”). Planned capital expenditures for fiscal 2017 have been decreased to approximately $24 million, or $21 million net of tenant improvement allowances. Capital expenditures were $42 million, or $36 million net of tenant improvement allowances, in fiscal 2016. As of April 29, 2017, we had cash and cash equivalents of $15.6 million and $157.5 million in borrowings under our Credit Facilities. The total amount available for borrowings under our Credit Agreement is the lesser of $250 million or 100% of eligible credit card receivables and the net recovery percentage of inventories less reserves. At April 29, 2017, in addition to outstanding borrowings under the Credit Agreement, we had $7.1 million of outstanding letters of credit. Our unused availability under the Credit Agreement was $93.8 million on April 29, 2017. We believe that our cash flows from operations and our available cash and cash equivalents are sufficient to cover our liquidity requirements over the next 12 months.

Cash Flows

 

     13 Weeks Ended
April 29, 2017
     13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2016
     (Decrease)
Increase
 

Cash provided by (used in):

        

Operating activities

   $ 40,181      $ 60,266      $ (20,085

Investing activities

     (7,182      (11,271      4,089  

Financing activities

     (28,049      (44,508      16,459  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

   $ 4,950      $ 4,487      $ 463  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities was $40.2 million for the first quarter of 2017 compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $60.3 million for the first quarter of 2016. The decrease in cash provided by operating activities was mainly due to lower Net income and a larger seasonal increase in inventory during the 13 weeks ended April 29, 2017 compared to the 13 weeks ended April 30, 2016. Also contributing to the decrease was a one-time cash inflow during the 2016 period relating to the Synchrony Financial signing bonus we received with the new agreement entered into in February of 2016 for co-branded and private label credit cards.

 

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Net cash used in investing activities was entirely for capital expenditures and was $7.2 million for the first quarter of 2017 compared to $11.3 million for the first quarter of 2016. The decrease in capital expenditures was primarily due to our decrease in planned capital expenditures for fiscal 2017.

Net cash used in financing activities was $28.0 million during the first quarter of 2017 compared to cash used in financing activities of $44.5 million during the first quarter of 2016. During the first quarter of 2017, we had net repayments of debt of $24.4 million. We also paid cash dividends of $3.5 million. In addition, we repurchased 56,753 shares of common stock for $0.2 million. During the first quarter of 2016, we had net repayments of debt of $41.2 million. Borrowings under the Credit Facilities are used for working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes. We also paid cash dividends of $3.4 million. In addition, we repurchased 143,282 shares of common stock for $0.9 million. See Note 2 “Shareholders’ Equity” of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion.

On May 17, 2017, we announced that we have decided to suspend our quarterly cash dividend and significantly reduce our planned capital expenditures. Suspending the $0.075 quarterly dividend is expected to save approximately $14.0 million in cash annually, approximately $11.0 million in cash during fiscal 2017. We currently intend to use the related annual cash savings to repay indebtedness, maximize free cash flow and improve our financial position. Any future determination to declare and pay dividends will be made at the discretion of our Board of Directors, after taking into account our future earnings, cash flows, financial condition, capital requirements and other factors that the Board may deem relevant.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

We discuss our critical accounting policies and estimates in Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended January 28, 2017, and filed with the SEC on April 18, 2017. We have made no significant change in our critical accounting policies and estimates since January 28, 2017.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recently issued accounting pronouncements are discussed in Note 1 “Basis of Presentation” of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

Seasonality and Inflation

Our business is seasonal. Sales and profitability are historically higher in the first and fourth quarters of the fiscal year, which include the spring and holiday seasons. Therefore, results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for a full fiscal year.

Although we expect that our operations will be influenced by general economic conditions, we do not believe that inflation has had a material effect on our results of operations. However, there can be no assurance that our business will not be affected by inflation in the future.

ITEM 3. QU ANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

For information regarding our exposure to certain market risks, see “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk” in Part II, Item 7A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended January 28, 2017. There were no material changes to our market risk during the quarter ended April 29, 2017.

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we have evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of the end of the period covered by this report due to the material weakness identified in our internal control over financial reporting described below.

As previously disclosed in our 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, we identified a material weakness in the design and effectiveness in the operation of our controls that are intended to ensure that the data used in a report used by management to review the lower-of-cost-or-market adjustment for our aged inventory was complete and accurate. As a result of this material weakness, a reasonable possibility exists that a material misstatement in inventory in our annual or interim financial statements could occur and not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

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We are taking steps to remediate this material weakness, including implementing new policies and procedures to enhance our risk assessment process to effectively design and implement control activities that verify the completeness and accuracy of data in reports that support management review controls. We have also re-performed procedures over certain key reports, including retesting the completeness and accuracy of these key reports. We will perform these procedures over all of our key reports as part of our remediation measures.

We believe the remediation measures will strengthen our internal control over financial reporting and remediate the material weakness identified. However, as we are still assessing the design and operating effectiveness of these measures, the identified material weakness has not been fully remediated as of April 29, 2017. We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of these remediation measures and will make any changes and take such other actions that we deem appropriate.

In September 2015, we settled an administrative proceeding instituted by the SEC in which the SEC ordered us to cease and desist from committing, or causing, any violations and any future violations of the periodic reporting, books and records, and internal control provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The existence of the above-referenced material weakness, and the failure to discover and disclose such material weakness in periodic reports filed prior to the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended January 28, 2017, means that we have not been in compliance with the cease and desist order.

We assessed the effect of the material weakness on these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements to ensure they were prepared in accordance with GAAP and present fairly the consolidated financial position, financial results of operation and cash flows as of and for the three months ended April 29, 2017. Based on these additional procedures and assessment, we concluded that the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q present fairly, in all material respects, our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

Except as described above in regards to the remediation process, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as that term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II – OTH ER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEG AL PROCEEDINGS

See the discussion of legal proceedings in Note 4 “Commitments and Contingencies” of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 1 of Part I of this Quarterly Report, which is incorporated by reference into this Item 1 of Part II.

ITEM  1A. RISK FACTORS

There have been no material changes in our risk factors from those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended January 28, 2017.

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

The following table provides information regarding repurchases of our common stock during the quarter ended April 29, 2017:

 

Period

   Total
number
of shares
purchased
     Average
price
paid per
share
     Total number of
shares purchased
as part of publicly
announced plans
or programs (1)
     Maximum number
of shares that may
yet be purchased
under the plans or
programs (1)
 

January 29, 2017 - February 25, 2017

     53,699      $ 3.64        53,699        442,831  

February 26, 2017 - April 1, 2017

     1,589        3.19        1,589        441,242  

April 2, 2017 - April 29, 2017

     1,465        2.88        1,465        439,777  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     56,753      $ 3.61        56,753        439,777  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) All stock repurchases were for tax withholding amounts due on employee stock awards. No shares were purchased on the open market pursuant to our open market repurchase program. Our open market repurchase program is conducted pursuant to authorizations made from time to time by our Board of Directors, including the most recent authorization of an additional 500,000 shares by the Board of Directors on November 30, 2015.

ITEM 3. DE FAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None.

 

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ITEM 4. M INE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not applicable.

ITEM 5. O THER INFORMATION

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 6. EX HIBITS

 

10.1    Inducement Option Award Agreement for MaryAnne Morin, dated February 22, 2017, between Stein Mart, Inc. and MaryAnne Morin, incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on February 24, 2017.
31.1    Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a)
31.2    Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a)
32.1    Certification of the Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
32.2    Certification of the Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
101    Interactive data files from Stein Mart, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 29, 2017, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (v) the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Form 10-Q to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    STEIN MART, INC.
Date: June 8, 2017     By:  

/s/ D. Hunt Hawkins

      D. Hunt Hawkins
      Chief Executive Officer
     

/s/ Gregory W. Kleffner

      Gregory W. Kleffner
      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

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Exhibit 31.1

Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a)

I, D. Hunt Hawkins, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Stein Mart, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The Registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the Registrant and have:

 

  a. Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the Registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b. Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c. Evaluated the effectiveness of the Registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d. Disclosed in this report any change in the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the Registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the Registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The Registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the Registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the Registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a. All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the Registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b. Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

   
Date: June 8, 2017     /s/ D. Hunt Hawkins
    D. Hunt Hawkins
    Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit 31.2

Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a)

I, Gregory W. Kleffner, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Stein Mart, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The Registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the Registrant and have:

 

  a. Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the Registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b. Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c. Evaluated the effectiveness of the Registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d. Disclosed in this report any change in the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the Registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the Registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The Registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the Registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the Registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a. All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the Registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b. Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: June 8, 2017     /s/ Gregory W. Kleffner
   

Gregory W. Kleffner

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 32.1

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350

In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 29, 2017 of Stein Mart, Inc. (the “Form 10-Q”), I, D. Hunt Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of Stein Mart, Inc., certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

1. The Form 10-Q fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

2. The information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of Stein Mart, Inc.

 

   
Date: June 8, 2017     /s/ D. Hunt Hawkins
    D. Hunt Hawkins
    Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit 32.2

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350

In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 29, 2017 of Stein Mart, Inc. (the “Form 10-Q”), I, Gregory W. Kleffner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stein Mart, Inc., certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

1. The Form 10-Q fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

2. The information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of Stein Mart, Inc.

 

Date: June 8, 2017     /s/ Gregory W. Kleffner
   

Gregory W. Kleffner

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer