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Aug. 28, 2019, 4:05 p.m. EDT

Shoe Carnival Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

Reports Comparable Store Sales Increase of 1.4 PercentUpdates Fiscal 2019 Net Sales and Earnings Outlook

Shoe Carnival, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203407380/composite SCVL -6.98% (“the Company”), a leading retailer of moderately priced footwear and accessories, today reported results for the second quarter and six months ended August 3, 2019.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Comparable store sales increased 1.4 percent

  • Earnings per diluted share increased 5.3 percent to $0.80

  • Cash and cash equivalents were $37.5 million with no outstanding debt as of August 3, 2019

Cliff Sifford, Shoe Carnival’s President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are pleased our financial results for the second quarter were in line with our expectations and we believe we remain well positioned to achieve our annual outlook. Shoe Carnival’s robust assortment of family footwear for back-to-school is resonating with new and existing customers resulting in an acceleration of our August sales. Comparable store sales through the first three weeks of August are up 3.5 percent compared to a 6.5 percent increase for the full month of August last year. Our team continues to focus on the execution of our strategic initiatives in the second half of fiscal 2019 as we build upon our strong foundation for sustainable long term growth and shareholder value creation.”

Second Quarter Financial Results

The Company reported net sales of $268.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, a 0.1 percent decrease compared to net sales of $268.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Comparable store sales increased 1.4 percent for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

Gross profit margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 decreased 0.6 percent to 30.6 percent compared to 31.2 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Merchandise margin was flat and buying, distribution and occupancy expenses increased 0.6 percent as a percentage of net sales compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 decreased $2.4 million to $66.4 million. As a percentage of net sales, these expenses decreased to 24.8 percent compared to 25.6 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $11.8 million, or $0.80 per diluted share. For the second quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company reported net income of $11.8 million, or $0.76 per diluted share.

Six Month Financial Results

Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2019 decreased $3.8 million to $522.0 million compared to the first six months of fiscal 2018. Comparable store sales increased 0.6 percent for the first six months of fiscal 2019.

Net earnings for the first six months of fiscal 2019 were $25.7 million, or $1.71 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $24.7 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, in the first six months of fiscal 2018. Included in the first six months of fiscal 2019 was a tax benefit in connection with the vesting of equity-based compensation of approximately $1.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share. The gross profit margin for the first six months of fiscal 2019 was 30.1 percent compared to 30.6 percent in the same period last year. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first six months decreased $2.9 million to $126.0 million. As a percentage of net sales, these expenses decreased to 24.1 percent compared to 24.5 percent in the first six months of fiscal 2018.

Store Openings and Closings

The Company expects to open one store and close six stores during fiscal 2019 compared to opening three stores and closing 14 stores during fiscal 2018.

Expected store openings and closings by quarter for the fiscal year are as follows:

  New Stores Store Closings
First quarter 2019 0 2
Second quarter 2019 0 2
Third quarter 2019 1 1
Fourth quarter 2019 0 1
Fiscal year 2019 1 6

Fiscal 2019 Outlook

Based on performance year-to-date, the Company is maintaining the high-end of the annual diluted earnings per share guidance of $2.83 and raising the lower-end of the range to $2.77. This compares to diluted earnings per share of $2.45 in the prior fiscal year. With the first half of the year complete, net sales estimates have been refined while maintaining the comparable store sales guidance for the year of a low single-digit increase. Total net sales for the full fiscal year are expected to be in the range of $1.028 billion to $1.033 billion.

Conference Call

Today, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the Company will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter results. Participants can listen to the live webcast of the call by visiting Shoe Carnival's Investors webpage at www.shoecarnival.com . While the question-and-answer session will be available to all listeners, questions from the audience will be limited to institutional investors and analysts. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the conference call and will be archived for one year.

About Shoe Carnival

Shoe Carnival, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest family footwear retailers, offering a broad assortment of moderately priced dress, casual and athletic footwear for men, women and children with emphasis on national name brands. As of August 28, 2019, the Company operates 393 stores in 35 states and Puerto Rico, and offers online shopping at www.shoecarnival.com . Headquartered in Evansville, IN, Shoe Carnival trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the symbol SCVL. Shoe Carnival's press releases and annual report are available on the Company's website at www.shoecarnival.com .

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions in the areas of the continental United States in which our stores are located and the impact of the ongoing economic crisis in Puerto Rico on sales at, and cash flows of, our stores located in Puerto Rico; the effects and duration of economic downturns and unemployment rates; changes in the overall retail environment and more specifically in the apparel and footwear retail sectors; our ability to generate increased sales at our stores; our ability to successfully navigate the increasing use of online retailers for fashion purchases and the impact on traffic and transactions in our physical stores; our ability to attract customers to our e-commerce website and to successfully grow our e-commerce sales; the potential impact of national and international security concerns on the retail environment; changes in our relationships with key suppliers; changes in the political and economic environments in, the status of trade relations with, and the impact of changes in trade policies and tariffs impacting, China and other countries which are the major manufacturers of footwear; the impact of competition and pricing; our ability to successfully manage and execute our marketing initiatives and maintain positive brand perception and recognition; changes in weather patterns, consumer buying trends and our ability to identify and respond to emerging fashion trends; the impact of disruptions in our distribution or information technology operations; the effectiveness of our inventory management; the impact of natural disasters on our stores, as well as on consumer confidence and purchasing in general; risks associated with the seasonality of the retail industry; the impact of unauthorized disclosure or misuse of personal and confidential information about our customers, vendors and employees, including as a result of a cyber-security breach; our ability to manage our third-party vendor relationships; our ability to successfully execute our business strategy, including the availability of desirable store locations at acceptable lease terms, our ability to open new stores in a timely and profitable manner, including our entry into major new markets, and the availability of sufficient funds to implement our business plans; higher than anticipated costs associated with the closing of underperforming stores; the inability of manufacturers to deliver products in a timely manner; the impact of regulatory changes in the United States and the countries where our manufacturers are located; the resolution of litigation or regulatory proceedings in which we are or may become involved; our ability to meet our labor needs while controlling costs; and future stock repurchases under our stock repurchase program and future dividend payments; and other factors described in the Company’s SEC filings, including the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K.

In addition, these forward-looking statements necessarily depend upon assumptions, estimates and dates that may be incorrect or imprecise and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Accordingly, any forward-looking statements included in this press release do not purport to be predictions of future events or circumstances and may not be realized. Forward-looking statements can be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking terms such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “pro forma,” “anticipates,” “intends” or the negative of any of these terms, or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy or intentions. Given these uncertainties, we caution investors not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We disclaim any obligation to update any of these factors or to publicly announce any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect future events or developments.

SHOE CARNIVAL, INC.
 
    Thirteen   Thirteen   Twenty-six   Twenty-six
    Weeks Ended   Weeks Ended   Weeks Ended   Weeks Ended
    August 3, 2019   August 4, 2018   August 3, 2019   August 4, 2018
Net sales   $ 268,221     $ 268,366     $ 522,031     $ 525,811  
Cost of sales (including buying, distribution and occupancy costs)     186,126       184,585       364,796       364,703  
Gross profit     82,095       83,781       157,235       161,108  
Selling, general and administrative expenses     66,421       68,850       125,953       128,861  
Operating income     15,674       14,931       31,282       32,247  
Interest income     (86 )     (117 )     (417 )     (119 )
Interest expense     85       36       121       76  
Income before income taxes     15,675       15,012       31,578       32,290  
Income tax expense     3,843       3,237       5,873       7,560  
Net income   $ 11,832     $ 11,775     $ 25,705     $ 24,730  
Net income per share:                        
Basic   $ 0.81     $ 0.77     $ 1.76     $ 1.60  
Diluted   $ 0.80     $ 0.76     $ 1.71     $ 1.59  
Weighted average shares:                        
Basic     14,615       15,249       14,614       15,387  
Diluted     14,736       15,367       14,964       15,446  
Cash dividends declared per share   $ 0.085     $ 0.080     $ 0.165     $ 0.155  
SHOE CARNIVAL, INC.
 
    August 3,   February 2,   August 4,
ASSETS                  
Current Assets:                  
Cash and cash equivalents   $     37,458   $     67,021   $     38,405
Accounts receivable     2,414     1,219     3,918
Merchandise inventories     336,919     257,539     336,907
Other     10,887     11,534     12,094
Total Current Assets     387,678     337,313     391,324
Property and equipment – net     70,855     70,605     77,254
Deferred income taxes     7,020     9,622     8,384
Other noncurrent assets     4,284     459     343
Operating lease right-of-use assets     223,536     0     0
Total Assets   $     693,373   $     417,999   $     477,305
                   
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                  
Current Liabilities:                  
Accounts payable   $     108,410   $     48,715   $     90,928
Accrued and other liabilities     20,179     22,069     25,659
Current portion of operating lease liabilities     46,783     0     0
Total Current Liabilities     175,372     70,784     116,587
Long-term portion of operating lease liabilities     199,592     0     0
Deferred lease incentives     0     22,171     25,006
Accrued rent     0     8,436     9,124
Deferred compensation     13,751     12,108     12,074
Other     1,098     67     750
Total Liabilities     389,813     113,566     163,541
Total Shareholders’ Equity     303,560     304,433     313,764
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity   $     693,373   $     417,999   $     477,305
SHOE CARNIVAL, INC.
 
  Twenty-six Twenty-six
  Weeks Ended Weeks Ended
  August 3, 2019 August 4, 2018
Cash Flows From Operating Activities        
Net income $ 25,705   $ 24,730  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization   8,395     11,219  
Stock-based compensation   3,440     3,403  
Loss on retirement and impairment of assets, net   205     (227 )
Deferred income taxes   2,602     (202 )
Non-cash operating lease expense   20,352     0  
Lease incentives   0     170  
Other   1,643     (4,577 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable   (1,194 )   2,587  
Merchandise inventories   (79,380 )   (76,407 )
Operating lease liabilities   (23,346 )   0  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   59,565     58,562  
Other   (7,970 )   (5,125 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   10,017     14,133  
         
Cash Flows From Investing Activities        
Purchases of property and equipment   (11,490 )   (2,661 )
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment   8     0  
Other   0     283  
Net cash used in investing activities   (11,482 )   (2,378 )
         
Cash Flow From Financing Activities        
Borrowings under line of credit   20,000     0  
Payments on line of credit   (20,000 )   0  
Proceeds from issuance of stock   104     107  
Dividends paid   (3,250 )   (2,393 )
Purchase of common stock for treasury   (14,012 )   (19,043 )
Shares surrendered by employees to pay taxes on restricted stock   (10,940 )   (275 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (28,098 )   (21,604 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (29,563 )   (9,849 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   67,021     48,254  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 37,458   $ 38,405  

 

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SOURCE: Shoe Carnival, Inc.

Cliff Sifford
President and Chief Executive Officer, or
W. Kerry Jackson
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer and Treasurer 7500 East Columbia Street
Evansville, IN 47715
www.shoecarnival.com
(812) 867-6471

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/zigman2/quotes/203407380/composite
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P/E Ratio
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Dividend Yield
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Market Cap
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