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.
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.
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.
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,|
|Net sales||$ 196,376||$ 194,765||$ 812,782||$ 821,150|
|Cost of sales||122,864||122,122||503,918||507,834|
|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):|
|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:|
|Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(in thousands)||Jun. 30,||Jun. 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 39,740||$ 19,400|
|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|
|Total Assets||$ 397,167||$ 379,156|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Accounts payable||$ 98,009||$ 81,047|
|Income taxes payable||19||65|
|Total current liabilities||128,323||109,872|
|Revolving credit facility||--||--|
|Income tax payable - non-current||578||655|
|Deferred income taxes||4,813||5,297|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$ 397,167||$ 379,156|
|Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)|
|Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows|
|Twelve Months Ended Jun. 30,|
|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|
|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