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): February 5, 2020  

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


6250 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75240
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(972) 387-3562
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per shareTUESThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 5, 2020, Tuesday Morning Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing its financial results for the second fiscal quarter and six months ended December 31, 2019.

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 February 5, 2020


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: February 5, 2020By: /s/ Stacie R. Shirley        
  Stacie R. Shirley
  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit Number       Description
99.1 Press Release of Tuesday Morning Corporation dated February 5, 2020



Tuesday Morning Corporation Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

· Net sales were $324.4 million in Q2 fiscal 2020
· Comparable store sales decreased 3.0% versus a 1.9% increase in the prior year; comparable transactions increased 0.7%

DALLAS, Feb. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) today reported net income of $10.9 million, or $0.24 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to net income of $16.0 million, or $0.35 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.  Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, was $18.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $24.4 million for the prior year period.  A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided below.

Steve Becker, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We again delivered positive transaction growth during the quarter despite a highly promotional environment and fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This transaction growth, however, did not fully offset the decline in basket, leading to a comp decrease of 3% for the period. Despite our topline performance, we managed our receipts tightly and ended the quarter with store level inventory down approximately 10% versus last year.”

Mr. Becker continued, “With veteran off-price merchandise leadership in place, we have significantly re-organized our merchant team, replaced the leadership at the divisional level and recruited over ten talented, off-price merchants.  We have reshaped this team with a focus on becoming a more flexible and opportunistic off-price buying organization.  Our penetration of closeout goods has increased, our values have improved and our vendor base has expanded meaningfully.  As we enter the spring season, we are focused on driving improved turn, showing our customers new deals with compelling value and driving inventory receipt freshness.  We are highly liquid and well positioned to chase goods in a great environment for sourcing off-price merchandise."

Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results of Operations

Six Months Ended December 31, 2019 Results of Operations

The Company ended the second quarter of fiscal 2020 with $4.9 million in cash and cash equivalents and $3.6 million outstanding under its line of credit with availability on the line of $91.4 million, compared to $6.1 million in cash and cash equivalents and $5.0 million outstanding under its line of credit in the prior year.   Inventories at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2020 were $204.0 million compared to $226.9 million in the prior year.  The Company’s inventory turnover for the trailing five quarters as of December 31, 2019 was 2.7 turns, consistent with the trailing five quarter turnover as of December 31, 2018 of 2.7 turns.

Fiscal Year 2020 Outlook
Mr. Becker added, “We continue to experience positive transaction growth entering the Spring season.  We are undergoing transformational changes led by our new merchant leadership, involving the entire merchant organization, buying processes and assortment, all of which will enable us to operate as a true off-pricer and will drive our success going forward. As we execute these changes, we are withdrawing our prior guidance. We expect Adjusted EBITDA for the full year to be positive, although down to last fiscal year.”

The Company plans to open approximately three new stores, relocate six stores, and close 28 stores in fiscal 2020. Capital expenditures for fiscal 2020 are expected to be in the range of approximately $23 million to $26 million. The increased level of capital spend from prior year reflects the investment in the Company’s strategic initiative to retrofit its Dallas distribution center, as well as an increase in investments in information technology, partially offset by fewer relocations and new stores. The Company expects to fund its capital investments primarily through a combination of cash from operations, cash flow generated from a strategic reduction in inventory, the potential sale of certain non-core real estate distribution assets, and if necessary, borrowings on its credit facility.

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 over 685 stores in 39 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 2020 financial results and provide a general business update today, February 5, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.  Participants on the call will include Steven Becker, CEO, Stacie Shirley, CFO, and Paul Metcalf, Acting Chief Merchant.  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, February 5, 2020 through 10:59 a.m., Central Time, Saturday, February 8, 2020 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and entering conference ID number 5383108.

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 provide forward-looking information, including management’s current expectations, plans, strategies and goals and management’s current beliefs concerning future business conditions, future results of operations and future financial position.  Forward-looking statements also include, but are not limited to, statements of management’s current plans and expectations in the “Fiscal Year 2020 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, projections regarding gross margin improvement related to the distribution retrofit project and other supply chain initiatives 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 maintain and protect our information technology systems and technologies and related improvements to support our growth; 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; our ability to successfully execute our real estate strategy; 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 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 risk to our corporate reputation from our customers, employees and other third parties; 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 Statements of Operations         
(In thousands, except per share data)          
        Three Months Ended December 31,  Six Months Ended December 31,
         2019   2018    2019   2018 
        (unaudited)  (unaudited)
Net sales   $324,414  $338,418   $548,853  $565,731 
Cost of sales    218,638   221,673    361,945   366,568 
   Gross profit    105,776   116,745    186,908   199,163 
Selling, general and administrative expenses  94,677   100,437    184,460   190,442 
   Operating income    11,099   16,308    2,448   8,721 
Other income/(expense):           
 Interest expense    (726)  (767)   (1,391)  (1,355)
 Other income, net    166   242    234   432 
Income before income taxes    10,539   15,783    1,291   7,798 
Income tax benefit    (398)  (223)   (18)  (99)
Net income   $10,937  $16,006   $1,309  $7,897 
Earnings per share           
Net income per common share:           
  Basic   $0.24  $0.35   $0.03  $0.17 
  Diluted   $0.24  $0.35   $0.03  $0.17 
Weighted average number of common shares:         
  Basic    45,218   44,733    45,086   44,612 
  Diluted    45,218   44,736    45,086   44,618 
Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)         
Consolidated Balance Sheets           
(in thousands)           
        December 31, June 30,  December 31,  
         2019   2019    2018   
        (unaudited) (audited)  (unaudited)  
Current assets:           
 Cash and cash equivalents   $4,903  $11,395   $6,121   
 Inventories    204,008   237,895    226,903   
 Prepaid expenses    5,262   5,388    5,517   
 Current assets held for sale    4,601          
 Other current assets    2,861   1,822    2,244   
   Total Current Assets    221,635   256,500    240,785   
Property and equipment, net    101,252   110,146    114,887   
Operating lease right-of-use assets    355,187          
Deferred financing costs    885   994    513   
Other assets    2,561   2,881    3,143   
   Total Assets   $681,520  $370,521   $359,328   
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity         
Current liabilities:           
 Accounts payable   $72,945  $91,251   $79,438   
 Accrued liabilities    44,963   45,923    56,741   
 Operating lease liabilities    71,590          
   Total Current Liabilities    189,498   137,174    136,179   
Operating lease liabilities — non-current  310,814          
Borrowings under revolving credit facility  3,600   34,650    5,000   
Deferred rent       23,551    23,444   
Asset retirement obligation — non-current  3,002   3,002    3,002   
Other liabilities — non-current    1,149   835    1,786   
   Total Liabilities    508,063   199,212    169,411   
Stockholders' equity    173,457   171,309    189,917   
   Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $681,520  $370,521   $359,328   
Tuesday Morning Corporation (continued)         
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows         
(in thousands)           
        Six Months Ended December 31,     
         2019   2018      
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income   $1,309  $7,897      
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:         
  Depreciation and amortization    12,807   13,283      
  Amortization of financing costs    108   158      
  (Gain)/loss on disposal of assets   137   (18)     
  Share-based compensation    1,559   1,832      
Construction allowances from landlords  483   598      
Change in operating assets and liabilities:         
 Inventories    33,769   7,389      
 Prepaid and other assets    (578)  (42)     
 Accounts payable    (23,263)  (15,244)     
 Accrued liabilities    1,424   15,869      
 Operating lease assets and liabilities  219         
 Deferred rent       (38)     
 Income taxes payable    46   73      
 Other liabilities — non-current    101   957      
Net cash provided by operating activities  28,121   32,714      
Cash flows from investing activities:           
 Capital expenditures    (8,365)  (8,067)     
 Purchase of intellectual property    (20)  (273)     
 Proceeds from sale of assets    22   21      
Net cash used in investing activities    (8,363)  (8,319)     
Cash flows from financing activities:           
 Proceeds under revolving credit facility  142,300   86,600      
 Repayments under revolving credit facility  (173,350)  (120,080)     
 Change in cash overdraft    4,957   5,770      
 Payments on capital leases    (157)  (81)     
 Proceeds from exercise of common stock options     7      
Net cash provided by financing activities  (26,250)  (27,784)     
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  (6,492)  (3,389)     
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  11,395   9,510      
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $4,903  $6,121      


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 to Non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:

The following table reconciles actual net income, 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,
  2019 2018 2019 2018 
Net income (GAAP) $10,937 $16,006 $1,309 $7,897 
Depreciation and amortization 6,424 6,729 12,807 13,283 
Interest expense, net 719 760 1,382 1,335 
Income tax benefit (398)(223)(18)(99)
EBITDA (non-GAAP) $17,682 $23,272 $15,480 $22,416 
Share-based compensation expense  (1) 854 1,108 1,559 1,832 
Cease-use rent expense  (2)  7  72 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) $18,536 $24,387 $17,039 $24,320 

(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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