August 20, 2012

Tuesday Morning Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results and Guidance for Fiscal Year 2013

DALLAS, Aug. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuesday Morning Corporation (Nasdaq:TUES) today reported that, as previously announced, net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 were $196.4 million compared to $194.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an increase of 0.8%. Comparable store sales increased 0.2% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 compared to the same period last year. The increase in comparable store sales was comprised of a 2.9% increase in average ticket offset by a 2.7% decrease in traffic. Net loss for the fourth fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $2.0 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.03 per share, for the same period last year. Excluding costs associated with the departure of our former CEO, net loss for the fourth fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $0.7 million, or $0.02 per share.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, net sales were $812.8 million compared to $821.2 million for fiscal 2011, a decrease of 1.0%. Comparable store sales decreased 3.1% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 compared to fiscal 2011. The decrease in comparable store sales was comprised of a 3.3% decrease in traffic, partially offset by a 0.2% increase in average ticket. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, the Company had earnings per diluted share of $0.09 versus $0.22 for fiscal 2011. Excluding costs associated with the departure of our former CEO, earnings per diluted share was $0.12.

Michael Marchetti, President and Interim Chief Executive Officer, stated, "As we move into the new fiscal year, we are focused on improving our sales performance. Innovative sourcing of new merchandise, implementing merchandise initiatives with respect to better allocation and in-stock positions, improved e-commerce performance, a new customer loyalty program, and continued improvement in our store portfolio are all being deployed to drive sales growth and improve profitability. With our strong balance sheet, characteristic cost discipline and the initiatives to drive sales, we are well positioned to deliver improved financial performance in fiscal 2013."

Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

Gross Profit — Gross profit increased $0.9 million, or 1.2%, to $73.5 million for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to the $72.6 million in gross profit reported in the same quarter last year. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit increased slightly to 37.4% compared to 37.3% in the corresponding period in fiscal 2011.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses: SG&A for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $77.0 million versus $74.2 million in the same quarter last year. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A increased to 39.2% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 from 38.1% in the same quarter last year. SG&A includes $2.7 million in costs associated with the departure of our former CEO. Excluding these costs, SG&A as a percentage of net sales decreased to 37.8% as compared to 38.1% in the same quarter last year. On a per store basis, adjusted SG&A, which excludes the aforementioned costs, increased by 1.1%.

Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2012

Gross Profit — Gross profit for fiscal 2012 was $308.9 million compared to $313.3 million reported for fiscal 2011. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit decreased to 38.0% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 compared to 38.2% in fiscal 2011.

SG&A — SG&A for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 was $301.4 million versus $295.3 million for fiscal 2011. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A increased to 37.1% in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 from 36.0% in fiscal 2011. Excluding the $2.7 million in costs associated with the departure of our former CEO, SG&A was $298.8 million or 36.8% of sales for fiscal 2012. On a per store basis, adjusted SG&A, which excludes the aforementioned costs, increased by 2.2% this fiscal year versus last fiscal year. This increase was primarily due to the decline in expense leverage from lower sales volume and higher rent expense from increased square footage in certain new and relocated stores.

Balance Sheet

Inventory was $265.6 million at June 30, 2012 compared to $264.4 million at June 30, 2011, an increase of 0.5% due to the timing of new receipts late in the fourth quarter. On a per store basis, inventory increased 1.5% compared to last year. Net property and equipment was $75.8 million at June 30, 2012, a decrease of $1.2 million compared to June 30, 2011. 

Accounts payable was higher at June 30, 2012 by $17.0 million versus the same period last year due to the timing of inventory receipts at the end of the fiscal 2012 period compared to fiscal 2011. There were no significant changes to our vendor payment policy during fiscal 2012. At June 30, 2012, we had no borrowings outstanding under our revolving credit facility. Outstanding letters of credit, primarily for insurance programs, were $8.6 million at June 30, 2012 compared to $8.3 million at June 30, 2011. At June 30, 2012, we had a cash balance of $39.7 million and availability of $123.5 million under our revolving credit facility and we were in compliance with the terms of our revolving credit facility.

Store Activity

We operated 852 stores in 43 states as of June 30, 2012. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, we opened 4 stores, relocated 8 stores and closed 4 stores. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, we opened 24 stores, closed 33 stores and relocated 45 stores. 

Fiscal 2013 Outlook

Net sales for fiscal 2013 are planned to be in the range of $820 million to $830 million. Comparable store sales are planned to be roughly flat and earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $0.18 to $0.23. For fiscal 2013 capital expenditures are planned to be in the range of $12 to $15 million and total square footage to increase slightly primarily due to relocations.

About Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Morning is a leading closeout retailer of upscale, decorative home accessories, housewares and famous-maker gifts in the United States. The Company opened its first store in 1974 and currently operates 852 stores in 43 states. Tuesday Morning is nationally known for bringing its more than 9.0 million loyal customers a unique treasure hunt of high-end, first quality, brand name merchandise...never seconds or irregulars...at prices well below those of department and specialty stores and catalogues.

Conference Call Information

Tuesday Morning Corporation's management will hold a conference call to review fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 financial results today, August 20, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time. A real-time webcast of the call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.tuesdaymorning.com, or you may dial into the conference at 1-877-312-5376 (no access code required). A replay of the webcast will also be accessible through the Company's website or by dialing (855) 859-2056, conference ID number 97627370, until August 27, 2012.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by the use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend" and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should carefully consider statements that contain these words because they describe our expectations, plans, strategies and goals and our beliefs concerning future business conditions, our future results of operations, our future financial position, and our business outlook or state other "forward-looking" information.

Reference is hereby made to "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2011 for examples of risks, uncertainties and events that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in our forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and events also include, but are not limited to, the following: uncertainties regarding our ability to open stores in new and existing markets and operate these stores on a profitable basis; conditions affecting consumer spending and the impact, depth and duration of current economic conditions; inclement weather; changes in our merchandise mix; timing and type of sales events, promotional activities and other advertising; increased or new competition; loss or departure of one or more members of our senior management or experienced buying and management personnel; an increase in the cost or a disruption in the flow of our products; seasonal and quarterly fluctuations; fluctuations in our comparable store results; our ability to operate in highly competitive markets and to compete effectively; our ability to operate information systems and implement new technologies effectively; our ability to generate strong cash flows from our operations; our ability to anticipate and respond in a timely manner to changing consumer demands and preferences; and our ability to generate strong holiday season sales. The forward-looking statements made in this press release relate only to events as of the date on which the statements were made. Except as may be required by law, we undertake no obligations to update our forward-looking statements to reflect events and circumstances after the date on which the statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Tuesday Morning Corporation        
Consolidated Statement of Income        
(In thousands, except per share data)        
  Three Months Ended Jun. 30, Twelve Months Ended Jun. 30,
         
  2012 2011 2012 2011
  (unaudited) (unaudited)
       
Net sales  $ 196,376  $ 194,765  $ 812,782  $ 821,150
Cost of sales  122,864  122,122  503,918  507,834
Gross profit  73,512  72,643  308,864  313,316
         
Selling, general and administrative expenses  76,965  74,242  301,427  295,273
         
Operating income (loss)  (3,453)  (1,599)  7,437  18,043
         
Other income (expense):        
Interest expense  (411)  (805)  (2,254)  (3,118)
Interest income  9  --  9  2
Other income  78  144  215  620
Other income (expense)  (324)  (661)  (2,030)  (2,496)
         
Income (loss) before income taxes  (3,777)  (2,260)  5,407  15,547
         
Income tax expense (benefit)  (1,768)  (858)  1,494  5,968
         
         
Net income (loss)  $ (2,009)  $ (1,402)  $ 3,913  $ 9,579
         
Earnings (Loss) Per Share:        
Net income (loss) per common share:        
Basic  $ (0.05)  $ (0.03)  $ 0.09  $ 0.22
Diluted  $ (0.05)  $ (0.03)  $ 0.09  $ 0.22
         
Weighted average number of common shares:        
Basic  41,469  42,660  41,986  42,493
Diluted  41,469  42,660  42,536  43,078
     
Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)    
     
Consolidated Balance Sheets    
(in thousands) Jun. 30, Jun. 30,
  2012 2011
  (unaudited) (unaudited)
Assets    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 39,740  $ 19,400
Inventories  265,630  264,361
Prepaid expenses and other assets   11,357  13,684
Deferred income taxes  535  447
Total current assets  317,262  297,892
     
Property and equipment, net  75,771  76,982
     
Other long-term assets:    
Deferred financing costs  2,603  2,504
Other assets  1,531  1,778
     
Total Assets  $ 397,167  $ 379,156
     
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable  $ 98,009  $ 81,047
Accrued liabilities  30,295  28,760
Income taxes payable  19  65
Total current liabilities  128,323  109,872
     
Revolving credit facility  --  --
Deferred rent  3,262  3,198
Income tax payable - non-current  578  655
Deferred income taxes  4,813  5,297
Total Liabilities  136,976  119,022
     
Stockholders' equity  260,191  260,134
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $ 397,167  $ 379,156
     
Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)    
     
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows    
(in thousands)    
  Twelve Months Ended Jun. 30,
     
  2012 2011
  (unaudited)
Net cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income  $ 3,913  $ 9,579
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization  14,516  16,103
Amortization of financing fees  760  1,018
Deferred income taxes  (572)  3,355
Loss on disposal of fixed assets  460  238
Stock compensation expense  1,987  2,332
Other non-cash charges  35  (214)
Net change in operating assets and liabilities  38,382  (32,473)
     
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  59,481  (62)
     
Net cash flows from investing activities:    
Proceeds from sale of assets  --  100
Capital expenditures  (13,765)  (20,600)
     
Net cash used in investing activities  (13,765)  (20,500)
     
Net cash flows from financing activities:    
Repayments-revolving credit facility  (92,338)  (152,352)
Borrowings-revolving credit facility  92,338  152,352
Change in cash overdraft  (18,791)  15,400
Payment of financing fees  (858)  --
Excess tax benefit related to exercise of stock options  288  980
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options and stock purchase plan purchases and other  77  60
Purchase of treasury shares  (6,092)  --
     
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (25,376)  16,440
     
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  20,340  (4,122)
     
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  19,400  23,522
     
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $ 39,740  $ 19,400
CONTACT: Stephanie Bowman

         Chief Financial Officer

         TUESDAY MORNING CORPORATION

         972-934-7251

         

         Farah Soi

         ICR, LLC

         203-682-8200

 

 


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