DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuesday Morning Corporation (Nasdaq:TUES) today reported that, as previously announced, net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 were $289.6 million compared to $272.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2008, an increase of 6.2%. Comparable store sales increased 5.1% for the quarter. The increase in comparable store sales was comprised of a 5.3% increase in traffic offset by a 0.2% decrease in average ticket. Net income for the second quarter ended December 31, 2009 was $18.5 million or $0.43 earnings per diluted share, compared to net income of $12.7 million or $0.31 earnings per diluted share for the same period last year.
For the six-months ended December 31, 2009, net sales were $455.5 million compared to $446.1 million for the same period ended December 31, 2008, an increase of 2.1%. Comparable store sales increased 0.8% for the six-month period ended December 31, 2009. The increase in comparable store sales was comprised of a 2.5% increase in traffic offset by a 1.7% decrease in average ticket. For the six-months ended December 31, 2009, the Company had earnings per diluted share of $0.32 versus $0.20 for the same period in fiscal 2009.
Kathleen Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We were encouraged by our increase in comparable store sales and earnings, our strong balance sheet and control of inventory. Cash was $57.7 million compared to $5.8 million while inventory was down 7.5% at December 31, 2009 versus the same period last year. There were no outstanding borrowings at quarter end. We are confident in our ability to continue this positive trend in our operating results for the balance of the year."
Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended December 31, 2009
Gross Profit - Gross profit increased $8.6 million, or 8.5%, to $109.4 million for the second quarter ended December 31, 2009 as compared to the same quarter last year of $100.9 million. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit increased to 37.8% for the quarter compared to 37.0% for the same period in fiscal 2009. This increase of 0.8% in gross profit percentage was primarily due to better sell through of merchandise resulting in lower markdown percentages in addition to lower shrink and freight costs.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses ("SG&A") - SG&A for the quarter was $79.3 million, or 27.4% of net sales, versus $80.3 million, or 29.5% of net sales, in the same period last year. On a per store basis, SG&A was lower this quarter by 1.1% versus last year.
Interest Expense, Net - Net interest expense for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 increased to $600,000 versus $525,000 for the same period last year primarily due to higher amortization of financing fees related to the new credit facility that was closed on December 15, 2008.
Financial Results for the Six-Months Ended December 31, 2009
Gross Profit - Gross profit increased $7.8 million, or 4.7%, to $172.8 million for the six-months ended December 31, 2009 compared to the same six-month period last year of $165.1 million, primarily a result of higher sales volume. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit increased to 37.9% for the six-month period ended December 31, 2009 compared to 37.0% in the same period last year. This increase of 0.9% in gross profit percentage was primarily due to better sell through of merchandise resulting in lower markdown percentages in addition to lower shrink and freight costs.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses - SG&A for the six-months ended December 31, 2009 was $149.6 million, or 32.8% of net sales, versus $151.2 million, or 33.9% of net sales, for the same period last year. On a per store basis, SG&A was lower in the six-months ended December 31, 2009 by 1.3% compared to the same period last year.
Interest Expense, Net - Net interest expense for the six-months ended December 31, 2009 was $1.4 million versus $0.9 million for the same period last year, primarily due to an increase in amortization of financing fees related to the new credit facility that was closed on December 15, 2008, offset by a decrease in net borrowings.
Inventory was $241.2 million at December 31, 2009 compared to $260.9 million at December 31, 2008, a decrease of $19.7 million or 7.5%. On a per store basis, inventory was 7.3% lower at December 31, 2009 versus last year. Net property and equipment was $72.5 million at December 31, 2009, a reduction of $3.2 million compared to December 31, 2008. This decrease resulted from capital expenditures being less than depreciation.
Accounts payable was higher at December 31, 2009 by $10.8 million versus the same period last year primarily due to the timing of new receipts in December 2009. At December 31, 2009, we had no amounts outstanding under our revolving credit facility versus $2.0 million last year. Outstanding letters of credit, primarily for insurance programs, were $12.3 million at December 31, 2009 compared to $12.8 million last year. At December 31, 2009, we had availability of $106.3 million and we were in compliance with the terms of our credit facility.
We operated 858 stores in 43 states as of December 31, 2009. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, we opened eight stores, relocated three stores and did not close any stores. During the six-months ended December 31, 2009, we opened 18 stores, closed 17 stores and relocated 12 stores.
Fiscal Year 2010 Guidance:
Based upon the above results, we are maintaining our January 11, 2010 revised guidance for the full fiscal year ending on June 30, 2010 as follows:
Net sales: $805 million to $815 million
Comparable store sales: Negative low single digits to flat
Diluted earnings per share: $0.06 to $0.10
Capital expenditures: $21 million
Decrease in store count (7)
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 858 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.
The Investor Relations section of our corporate web site at www.tuesdaymorning.com contains press releases, a link to request financial and other information and access to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: 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 positions, 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, 2009 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 the current economic recession; 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 maintain internal control over financial reporting; and 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. 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|
Six Months Ended|
|Cost of sales||180,152||171,755||282,640||281,000|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||79,295||80,315||149,607||151,227|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income (expense), net||103||192||88||271|
|Other income (expense)||(600)||(525)||(1,365)||(855)|
|Income before income taxes||29,568||20,055||21,870||12,969|
|Income tax expense||11,118||7,344||8,081||4,556|
|Earnings Per Share:|
|Net income per common share:|
|Weighted average number of common shares:|
|Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$57,690||$5,839||$5,783|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||5,997||9,407||10,197|
|Deferred income taxes||1,441||2,080||1,545|
|Total current assets||306,373||278,214||241,153|
|Property and equipment, net||72,466||75,714||72,356|
|Other long-term assets:|
|Deferred financing costs||3,739||3,551||4,211|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Income taxes payable||7,147||4,296||1,564|
|Total current liabilities||127,975||109,645||77,438|
|Revolving credit facility||--||2,030||--|
|Income tax payable - non-current||618||--||--|
|Deferred income taxes||1,817||2,017||2,279|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$383,542||$360,041||$319,241|
|Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)|
|Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows|
|Six Months Ended Dec. 31,|
|Net cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||7,936||8,446|
|Amortization of financing fees||472||226|
|Deferred income taxes||(858)||(3,910)|
|Loss on disposal of fixed assets||346||185|
|Stock compensation expense||1,096||1,140|
|Other non-cash charges||107||4|
|Net change in operating assets and liabilities||31,772||(8,962)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||54,660||5,542|
|Net cash flows from investing activities:|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(8,392)||(7,032)|
|Net cash flows from financing activities:|
|Repayments-revolving credit facility||(61,605)||(153,941)|
|Borrowings-revolving credit facility||61,605||147,471|
|Change in cash overdraft||5,639||8,444|
|Payment of debt financing costs||--||(3,275)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||5,639||(1,301)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||51,907||(2,791)|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||5,783||8,630|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$57,690||$5,839|
CONTACT: Tuesday Morning Corporation Stephanie Bowman, Chief Financial Officer 972-934-7251 Laurey Peat + Associates Laurey Peat 214-871-8787
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