Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): January 31, 2019  

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6250 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75240
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On January 31, 2019, Tuesday Morning Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing its financial results for the second fiscal quarter and six month period ended December 31, 2018.

The information furnished in this Item 2.02—“Results of Operations and Financial Condition” of this Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit Number Description
99.1 Press Release of Tuesday Morning Corporation dated January 31, 2019 


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: January 31, 2019By: /s/ STACIE R. SHIRLEY        
  Stacie R. Shirley
  Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer



Exhibit Number Description
99.1 Press Release of Tuesday Morning Corporation dated January 31, 2019



Tuesday Morning Corporation Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) today reported net income of $16.0 million, or $0.35 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to net income of $8.7 million, or $0.19 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.  Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, was $24.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $16.6 million for the prior year period, primarily driven by the change in net income as compared to the prior year period.  A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided below.

Steve Becker, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased with the significant profit improvement in the holiday quarter.  We delivered positive comparable sales while continuing to reduce our reliance on traditional ad events, and drove strong operational improvements across our business resulting in meaningful increases in net income and adjusted EBITDA.  These results were driven in part by a 280 basis point expansion in our gross margin as we reduced markdowns and improved product margin, partially due to lower levels of promotional inventory associated with the reduction in the size of our traditional ad events.   We are seeing the benefits of our strategic initiatives across our business and we look forward to making continued progress.”

Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results of Operations

Six Months ended December 31, 2018 Results of Operations

The Company ended the second quarter of fiscal 2019 with $6.1 million in cash and cash equivalents.  The Company had $5.0 million outstanding under its line of credit with availability on the line of $93.7 million.  Inventories at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $226.9 million compared to $220.0 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2018.  The Company’s inventory turnover for the trailing five quarters as of December 31, 2018 was 2.7 turns, an improvement of approximately 4% from the trailing five quarter turnover as of December 31, 2017 of 2.6 turns.

Amendment to Extend Revolving Credit Facility
On January 30, 2019, the Company amended its $180.0 million asset-based revolving credit facility to extend the maturity to January 30, 2024 on terms substantially similar to its existing agreement.  The credit facility originally was scheduled to mature on August 18, 2020.

Fiscal Year 2019 Outlook
Based on its first half comparable store sales results, and the continued strategy to reduce the reliance on its traditional ad events, as well as more moderate real estate activity than originally expected, the Company has revised its guidance for fiscal 2019 and currently expects comparable store sales for fiscal 2019 to increase 2% to 3%.  Based on corresponding higher gross margin and otherwise better than expected first half performance, the Company now expects their Net Loss to be approximately $8 million to $12 million, EBITDA to be approximately $17 million to $21 million, and expects Adjusted EBITDA to be approximately $21 million to $25 million, a significant improvement compared to fiscal 2018.  A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided below.

In response to the current real estate environment, the Company has adjusted its store activity for the year and currently plans to open 10 to 12 new stores, relocate 12 to 15 stores, expand one store and close 20 to 25 stores in fiscal 2019.  Net capital expenditures for fiscal 2019 are expected to be in the range of approximately $12 million to $15 million.   The Company currently anticipates its fiscal 2019 ending net debt balance to be at or below its fiscal 2018 ending position.

About Tuesday Morning
Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) is one of the original off-price retailers specializing in name-brand, high-quality products for the home, including upscale home textiles, home furnishings, housewares, gourmet food, toys and seasonal décor, at prices generally below those found in boutique, specialty and department stores, catalogs and on-line retailers.  Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company opened its first store in 1974 and currently operates approximately 710 stores in 40 states.  More information and a list of store locations may be found on the Company’s website at www.tuesdaymorning.com.

Conference Call Information
Tuesday Morning Corporation’s management will hold a conference call to review second quarter fiscal 2019 financial results and provide a general business update today, January 31, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.  A live webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.tuesdaymorning.com, or you may dial into the conference call at (877) 312-5376 (no access code required) approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call.  A replay of the webcast will be accessible through the Company’s website for 90 days.  A replay of the conference call will be available from 11:00 a.m., Central Time, January 31, 2019 through 10:59 a.m., Central Time, Sunday, February 3, 2019 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and entering conference ID number 3365532.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes financial measures that are presented both in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and using certain non-GAAP financial measures, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.  For more information regarding the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures, including the definition of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, and a reconciliation to net income/(loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” within this press release.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, 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 consider statements that contain these words carefully because they describe management’s current expectations, plans, strategies and goals and management’s current beliefs concerning future business conditions, future results of operations, future financial position, and their current business outlook or state other “forward-looking” information.  Forward-looking statements in this press release also include, but are not limited to, statements of management’s current plans and expectations in this press release and statements in the “Outlook” section of this press release.  Forward-looking statements also include statements regarding management’s sales and growth expectations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA projections, liquidity, capital expenditure plans, inventory management plans, productivity of the Company’s store base, real estate strategy and their merchandising and marketing strategies.

Reference is hereby made to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, 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: our ability to successfully implement our long-term business strategy; changes in economic and political conditions which may adversely affect consumer spending; our ability to identify and respond to changes in consumer trends and preferences; our ability to mitigate reductions of customer traffic in shopping centers where our stores are located; our ability to continuously attract buying opportunities for off-price merchandise and anticipate consumer demand; our ability to successfully manage our inventory balances profitably; our ability to effectively manage our supply chain operations; loss of, disruption in operations, or increased costs in the operation of our distribution center facilities; unplanned loss or departure of one or more members of our senior management or other key management; increased or new competition; our ability to successfully execute our strategy of opening new stores and relocating and expanding existing stores; increases in fuel prices and changes in transportation industry regulations or conditions; our ability to generate strong cash flows from operations and to continue to access credit markets; increases in the cost or a disruption in the flow of our imported products; changes in federal tax policy including tariffs; the success of our marketing, advertising and promotional efforts; our ability to attract, train and retain quality employees in appropriate numbers, including key employees and management; increased variability due to seasonal and quarterly fluctuations; our ability to maintain and protect our information technology systems and technologies and related improvements to support our growth; our ability to protect the security of information about our business and our customers, suppliers, business partners and employees; our ability to comply with existing, changing, and new government regulations; our ability to manage litigation risks from our customers, employees and other third parties; our ability to manage risks associated with product liability claims and product recalls; the impact of adverse local conditions, natural disasters and other events; our ability to manage the negative effects of inventory shrinkage; our ability to manage exposure to unexpected costs related to our insurance programs; and increased costs or exposure to fraud or theft resulting from payment card industry related risk and regulations.  The Company’s filings with the SEC are available at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov.

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, the Company disclaims obligations to update any 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.  Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.

Tuesday Morning Corporation           
Consolidated Statement of Operations         
(In thousands, except per share data)         
        Three Months Ended December 31,  Six Months Ended December 31,
        2018 2017  2018 2017
        (unaudited)  (unaudited)
Net sales   $338,418  $333,807   $565,731  $552,564 
Cost of sales    221,673   228,122    366,568   368,929 
   Gross profit    116,745   105,685    199,163   183,635 
Selling, general and administrative expenses  100,437   97,409    190,442   187,353 
   Operating income/(loss)    16,308   8,276    8,721   (3,718)
Other income/(expense):           
 Interest expense    (767)  (542)   (1,355)  (980)
 Other income, net    242   371    432   728 
Income/(loss) before income taxes   15,783   8,105    7,798   (3,970)
Income tax benefit    (223)  (587)   (99)  (408)
Net income/(loss)   $16,006  $8,692   $7,897  $(3,562)
Earnings per share           
Income/(loss) per common share:          
  Basic   $0.35  $0.19   $0.17  $(0.08)
  Diluted   $0.35  $0.19   $0.17  $(0.08)
Weighted average number of common shares:         
  Basic    44,733   44,260    44,612   44,173 
  Diluted    44,736   44,263    44,618   44,173 
Consolidated Balance Sheets           
(in thousands)           
          December 31,  June 30, December 31,
          2018  2017 2017
          (unaudited)  (audited) (unaudited)
Current assets:             
 Cash and cash equivalents     $6,121   $9,510  $9,409 
 Inventories      226,903    234,365   220,018 
 Prepaid expenses      5,517    6,301   6,681 
 Other current assets      2,244    1,206   2,970 
   Total Current Assets      240,785    251,382   239,078 
Property and equipment, net      114,887    121,117   122,031 
Deferred financing costs      513    671   829 
Other assets      3,143    3,086   2,306 
   Total Assets     $359,328   $376,256  $364,244 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity           
Current liabilities:             
 Accounts payable     $79,438   $88,912  $94,760 
 Accrued liabilities      56,606    41,765   48,653 
 Income taxes payable      135    66   154 
   Total Current Liabilities      136,179    130,743   143,567 
Borrowings under revolving credit facility    5,000    38,480    
Deferred rent      23,444    22,883   19,593 
Asset retirement obligation — non current    3,002    3,100   3,100 
Other liabilities — non current      1,786    796   874 
   Total Liabilities      169,411    196,002   167,134 
Stockholders' equity      189,917    180,254   197,110 
   Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $359,328   $376,256  $364,244 
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows         
(in thousands)           
          Six Months Ended December 31,    
          2018  2017    
Cash flows from operating activities:               
 Net Income/(loss)     $7,897   $(3,562)    
 Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net           
  cash provided by operating activities:           
 Depreciation and amortization      13,283    12,724     
 Amortization of financing costs      158    157     
 Gain on disposal of assets      (18)   (59)    
 Gain on sale-leaseback transaction    -    (371)    
 Share-based compensation      1,832    1,946     
 Construction allowances from landlords    598    3,503     
 Change in operating assets and liabilities:           
  Inventories      7,389    1,774     
  Prepaid and other assets      (42)   (1,391)    
  Accounts payable      (15,244)   14,433     
  Accrued liabilities      15,869    7,488     
  Deferred rent      (38)   2,760     
  Income taxes payable      73    147     
  Other liabilities — non-current     957    661     
Net cash provided by operating activities    32,714    40,210     
Cash flows from investing activities:           
 Capital expenditures      (8,067)   (19,532)    
 Purchase of intellectual property     (273)   (13)    
 Proceeds from sale of assets      21    59     
Net cash used in investing activities    (8,319)   (19,486)    
Cash flows from financing activities:           
 Proceeds under revolving credit facility    86,600    87,800     
 Repayments under revolving credit facility    (120,080)   (118,300)    
 Change in cash overdraft      5,770    13,001     
 Payments on capital leases      (81)   (79)    
 Purchase of treasury stock      -        
 Proceeds from exercise of common stock options    7    -     
Net cash used in financing activities    (27,784)   (17,578)    
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents    (3,389)   3,146     
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period    9,510    6,263     
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $6,121   $9,409     


The Company defines EBITDA as net income or net loss before interest, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization.  Adjusted EBITDA reflects further adjustments to EBITDA to eliminate the impact of certain items, including certain non-cash items and other items that the Company believes are not representative of its core operating performance.  These measures are not presentations made in accordance with GAAP.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to net income or loss as a measure of operating performance.  In addition, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not presented as, and should not be considered as, alternatives to cash flows as a measure of liquidity.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by such adjustments.  The Company believes it is useful for investors to see these EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA measures that management uses to evaluate the Company’s operating performance.  These non-GAAP financial measures are included to supplement the Company’s financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and because the Company uses these measures to monitor and evaluate the performance of its business as a supplement to GAAP measures and believes the presentation of these non-GAAP measures enhances investors’ ability to analyze trends in the Company’s business and evaluate the Company’s performance.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in the Company’s industry.  The non-GAAP measures presented in this press release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income/(Loss) to Non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:

The following table reconciles actual net income/(loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, both of which are non-GAAP financial measures:

(unaudited - in thousands) Three Months Ended
December 31,
 Six Months Ended
December 31,
  2018 2017 2018 2017 
Net income/(loss) (GAAP) $16,006 $8,692 $7,897 $(3,562)
Depreciation and amortization 6,729 6,516 13,283 12,724 
Interest expense, net 760 530 1,335 965 
Income tax benefit (223)(587)(99)(408)
EBITDA (non-GAAP) $23,272 $15,151 $22,416 $9,719 
Share-based compensation expense  (1) 1,108 1,171 1,832 1,946 
Cease-use rent expense  (2) 7 449 72 794 
Stockholder nominations related expenses  (3)  29  408 
Gain on sale of assets  (4)  (186) (371)
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) $24,387 $16,614 $24,320 $12,496 

(1)  Adjustment includes charges related to share-based compensation programs, which vary from period to period depending on volume, timing, and vesting of awards.  The Company adjusts for these charges to facilitate comparisons from period to period.
(2)  Adjustment includes accelerated rent expense recognized in relation to closing stores prior to lease termination.  While accelerated rent expense may occur in future periods, the amount and timing of such expenses will vary from period to period.
(3)  Adjustment includes only certain incremental expenses which relate to the stockholder nominations as described in the Company’s Preliminary and Definitive Proxy Statements filed with the SEC on September 25, 2017 and October 5, 2017, respectively.
(4)  Adjustment includes the deferred gain recognized from the sale-leaseback transaction which occurred in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

The following table reconciles expected fiscal 2019 net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to expected full year EBITDA and expected full year Adjusted EBITDA, both of which are non-GAAP financial measures:

 (unaudited - in millions) Fiscal 2019 Outlook 
   Low end High end 
 Net loss (GAAP) $(12)$(8)
 Depreciation and amortization 27 27 
 Interest expense, net 2 2 
 Income tax provision   
 EBITDA (non-GAAP) $17 $21 
 Share-based compensation expense  (1) 4 4 
 Cease-use rent expense  (2)   
 Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) $21 $25 

(1)  Adjustment includes charges related to share-based compensation programs, which vary from period to period depending on volume, timing, and vesting of awards.  The Company adjusts for these charges to facilitate comparisons from period to period.
(2)  Adjustment includes accelerated rent expense recognized in relation to closing stores prior to lease termination.  While accelerated rent expense may occur in future periods, the amount and timing of such expenses will vary from period to period.

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