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Designer Brands Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

$250 million of new debt” data-reactid=”12″ type=”text”>Bolstered liquidity and raised $250 million of new debt

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 3, 2020 /CNW/ — Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) (the “Company”), one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories, announced financial results for the three months ended August 1, 2020, compared to the three months ended August 3, 2019.” data-reactid=”14″ type=”text”>COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 3, 2020 /CNW/ — Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) (the “Company”), one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories, announced financial results for the three months ended August 1, 2020, compared to the three months ended August 3, 2019.

Roger Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact consumer behavior and our business, I am confident in Designer Brands’ playbook to navigate this ever-changing environment. We believe our recent actions to right size our expense structure and obtain additional liquidity, our strategic digital investments, flexible business model, and strong vendor partnerships as well as our status as one of the largest footwear retailers have firmly positioned Designer Brands to weather the road ahead.”” data-reactid=”19″ type=”text”>Roger Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact consumer behavior and our business, I am confident in Designer Brands’ playbook to navigate this ever-changing environment. We believe our recent actions to right size our expense structure and obtain additional liquidity, our strategic digital investments, flexible business model, and strong vendor partnerships as well as our status as one of the largest footwear retailers have firmly positioned Designer Brands to weather the road ahead.”

Mr. Rawlins continued, “Given that we have further strengthened our balance sheet, we are well prepared to focus on growing our business’ profitability. In order to serve our customers in the near-term, we are flexing fall inventory receipts away from seasonal and dress products and towards our highest performing category, athleisure, with an emphasis on comfortable and cozy products. We have the unique ability to pivot inventory quickly and follow the customer as needs and preferences change in the future. We are confident that we know what the customer wants, and we know how to deliver it to them, be it digitally or in-person and socially distanced, and we will be prepared in any situation.”

  • Net sales decreased 42.8% to $489.7 million.
  • Comparable sales decreased 42.7% for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to a 0.6% decrease in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Reported gross margin as a percentage of net sales was 7.6%, or 8.2% on an adjusted basis, as compared to 30.5% on both a reported and adjusted basis for the same period last year. The decrease in gross profit was primarily driven by the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on our operations resulting in the temporary closure of stores and, subsequently, significantly reduced customer traffic upon store re-openings, which we addressed with aggressive promotional activity. The impact of COVID-19 and the actions we took resulted in higher inventory reserves, increased shipping costs in the current quarter associated with higher digital penetration, and the deleveraging of distribution and fulfillment and store occupancy expenses on lower sales volume.
  • Reported net loss was $98.2 million, or $1.36 loss per diluted share, including net charges of $0.08 per diluted share from adjusted items.
  • Adjusted net loss was $92.0 million, or $1.28 loss per diluted share.
  • Cash and investments totaled $206.7 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to $77.3 million for the same period last year. Debt totaled $393.0 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to $235.0 million debt outstanding for the same period last year, reflecting net borrowings from our revolving credit facility as a precautionary measure to increase our cash position and preserve financial flexibility considering uncertainty in the U.S. and global markets resulting from COVID-19.
  • On August 7, 2020, we replaced our revolving credit facility with a $400.0 million ABL Revolver and completed a five-year, $250.0 million Secured Term Loan. We opened the new ABL Revolver with a draw at closing of $150.0 million and, combined with the proceeds from the Secured Term Loan, settled in full the amounts due under the Company’s prior credit facility, which was terminated.
  • The Company has reached alignment with nearly all major vendors and landlords on past-due amounts and has extended go-forward payment terms.
  • The Company ended the quarter with inventories of $445.0 million, down 37% compared to the same period last year, primarily due to strong inventory controls and higher inventory reserves versus the prior year.
  • As of the date of this release, the Company has successfully reopened nearly all of its total store base. The Company has implemented a number of measures to protect the health and safety of its customers and associates as stores are re-opened.   

    March 17, 2020, the Company is not issuing guidance for fiscal 2020 given continued uncertainty surrounding the impacts of COVID-19. The Company is not providing an update at this time.” data-reactid=”37″ type=”text”>As previously announced on March 17, 2020, the Company is not issuing guidance for fiscal 2020 given continued uncertainty surrounding the impacts of COVID-19. The Company is not providing an update at this time.

    8: 30 am Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 1-888-317-6003, or the international dial in, 1-412-317-6061, and reference conference ID number 9992953 approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet and can be accessed through the following link:” data-reactid=”39″ type=”text”>The Company is hosting a conference call today at 8: 30 am Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 1-888-317-6003, or the international dial in, 1-412-317-6061, and reference conference ID number 9992953 approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet and can be accessed through the following link:

    https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1213/36616 ” data-reactid=”40″ type=”text”>https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1213/36616

    September 17, 2020. A replay of the teleconference will be available by dialing the following numbers:” data-reactid=”41″ type=”text”>For those unable to listen to the live webcast, an archived version will be available via the same website address until September 17, 2020. A replay of the teleconference will be available by dialing the following numbers:

    Canada: 1-855-669-9658
    International: 1-412-317-0088
    Passcode: 10147286″ data-reactid=”42″ type=”text”>U.S.: 1-877-344-7529

    Canada: 1-855-669-9658

    International: 1-412-317-0088

    Passcode: 10147286

    North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The Company operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 700 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse®, The Shoe Company®, and Shoe Warehouse® banners. The Company designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 stores worldwide. Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, the Company also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, CC Corso Como®, and others. More information can be found at www.designerbrands.com.” data-reactid=”44″ type=”text”>Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The Company operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 700 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse®, The Shoe Company®, and Shoe Warehouse® banners. The Company designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 stores worldwide. Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, the Company also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, CC Corso Como®, and others. More information can be found at www.designerbrands.com.

    Canada; and uncertainty related to future legislation, regulatory reform, policy changes, or interpretive guidance on existing legislation. Additional factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations are described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020, as amended, our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended May 2, 2020, and risk factors identified in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the time when made. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise the forward-looking statements included in this press release to reflect any future events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.” data-reactid=”46″ type=”text”>Any statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In many cases, you can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking words such as “could,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words. These statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: risks and uncertainties related to the continued outbreak of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) global pandemic, any future COVID-19 resurgence, and any other adverse public health developments; our ability to protect the health and safety of our employees and our customers, which may be affected by current or future government regulations related to stay-at-home orders and orders related to the operation of non-essential businesses; risks related to our holdings of cash and investments and access to liquidity and the financial markets on terms that are favorable to us, if at all; risks related to our international operations, including international trade, our reliance on foreign sources for merchandise, exposure to foreign tax contingencies, and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; maintaining strong relationships with our vendors, manufacturers, licensors, and retailer customers; our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses or realize the anticipated benefits of the acquisitions after we complete our integration efforts; risks related to the loss or disruption, whether as a result of COVID-19 or otherwise, of any of our distribution or fulfillment centers; our reliance on our loyalty programs and marketing to drive traffic, sales and customer loyalty; our ability to anticipate and respond to fashion trends, consumer preferences and changing customer expectations; failure to retain our key executives or attract qualified new personnel; risks related to the loss or disruption of our information systems and data and our ability to prevent or mitigate breaches of our information security and the compromise of sensitive and confidential data; risks associated with remote working arrangements; our ability to comply with privacy laws and regulations, as well as other legal obligations; the effect of Stein Mart Inc. filing for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code; our success in growing our store base and digital demand; our ability to protect our reputation and to maintain the brands we license; our ability to execute our strategies; seasonality of our business and fluctuation of our comparable sales and quarterly financial performance; uncertain general economic, political and social conditions and the related impacts to consumer discretionary spending; our competitiveness with respect to style, price, brand availability and customer service; the imposition of increased or new tariffs on our products; risks related to our qualification under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for payroll tax credits and deferral of payroll taxes in the U.S., as well as other similar regulations in Canada; and uncertainty related to future legislation, regulatory reform, policy changes, or interpretive guidance on existing legislation. Additional factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations are described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020, as amended, our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended May 2, 2020, and risk factors identified in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the time when made. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise the forward-looking statements included in this press release to reflect any future events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.

    DESIGNER BRANDS INC.

    SEGMENT RESULTS

    (unaudited)


    Net Sales


    Three months ended


    Change

    (dollars in thousands)

    August 1,

    2020


    August 3,

    2019


    Amount


    %


    Comparable Sales %

    Segment net sales:










    U.S. Retail

    $

    393,977



    $

    677,920



    $

    (283,943)



    (41.9)

    %


    (44.9)%

    Canada Retail

    49,582



    63,306



    (13,724)



    (21.7)

    %


    (27.9)%

    Brand Portfolio

    30,458



    102,947



    (72,489)



    (70.4)

    %


    120.5%

    Other

    22,266



    29,480



    (7,214)



    (24.5)

    %


    (36.2)%

    Total segment net sales

    496,283



    873,653



    (377,370)



    (43.2)

    %


    (42.7)%

    Elimination of intersegment net sales

    (6,569)



    (17,701)



    11,132



    (62.9)

    %



    Net sales

    $

    489,714



    $

    855,952



    $

    (366,238)



    (42.8)

    %












    Six months ended


    Change

    (dollars in thousands)

    August 1,

    2020


    August 3,

    2019


    Amount


    %


    Comparable Sales %

    Segment net sales:










    U.S. Retail

    $

    771,050



    $

    1,369,760



    $

    (598,710)



    (43.7)

    %


    (43.7)%

    Canada Retail

    78,911



    115,122



    (36,211)



    (31.5)

    %


    (29.9)%

    Brand Portfolio

    112,571



    207,493



    (94,922)



    (45.7)

    %


    106.5%

    Other

    35,889



    65,087



    (29,198)



    (44.9)

    %


    (50.4)%

    Total segment net sales

    998,421



    1,757,462



    (759,041)



    (43.2)

    %


    (42.5)%

    Elimination of intersegment net sales

    (25,924)



    (28,221)



    2,297



    (8.1)

    %



    Net sales

    $

    972,497



    $

    1,729,241



    $

    (756,744)



    (43.8)

    %



    Store Data


    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019

    (square footage in thousands)

    Number of

    Stores


    Square

    Footage


    Number of

    Stores


    Square

    Footage

    U.S. Retail segment – DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

    522



    10,578



    518



    10,543


    Canada Retail segment:








    The Shoe Company / Shoe Warehouse

    117



    623



    112



    611


    DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

    27



    536



    27



    534



    144



    1,159



    139



    1,145


    Total operating stores

    666



    11,737



    657



    11,688


    ABG stores serviced

    280





    284




    Gross Profit (Loss)


    Three months ended








    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019


    Change

    (dollars in thousands)

    Amount


    % of

    Segment

    Net Sales


    Amount


    % of

    Segment

    Net Sales


    Amount


    %


    Basis

    Points

    Segment gross profit (loss):














    U.S. Retail

    $

    40,097



    10.2

    %


    $

    208,056



    30.7

    %


    $

    (167,959)



    (80.7)

    %


    (2,050)


    Canada Retail

    5,650



    11.4

    %


    21,939



    34.7

    %


    $

    (16,289)



    (74.2)

    %


    (2,330)


    Brand Portfolio

    (11,440)



    (37.6)

    %


    26,786



    26.0

    %


    $

    (38,226)



    NM


    NM

    Other

    118



    0.5

    %


    6,041



    20.5

    %


    $

    (5,923)



    (98.0)

    %


    (2,000)



    34,425





    262,822










    Elimination of intersegment gross loss (profit)

    2,617





    (1,649)










    Gross profit

    $

    37,042



    7.6

    %


    $

    261,173



    30.5

    %


    $

    (224,131)



    (85.8)

    %


    (2,290)



















    Six months ended








    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019


    Change

    (dollars in thousands)

    Amount


    % of

    Segment

    Net Sales


    Amount


    % of

    Segment

    Net Sales


    Amount


    %


    Basis

    Points

    Segment gross profit (loss):














    U.S. Retail

    $

    7,127



    0.9

    %


    $

    417,947



    30.5

    %


    $

    (410,820)



    (98.3)

    %


    (2,960)


    Canada Retail

    3,339



    4.2

    %


    37,686



    32.7

    %


    $

    (34,347)



    (91.1)

    %


    (2,850)


    Brand Portfolio

    2,464



    2.2

    %


    52,459



    25.3

    %


    $

    (49,995)



    (95.3)

    %


    (2,310)


    Other

    (5,310)



    (14.8)

    %


    15,352



    23.6

    %


    $

    (20,662)



    NM


    NM


    7,620





    523,444










    Elimination of intersegment gross loss (profit)

    2,962





    (2,938)










    Gross profit

    $

    10,582



    1.1

    %


    $

    520,506



    30.1

    %


    $

    (509,924)



    (98.0)

    %


    (2,900)


    Intersegment Eliminations


    Three months ended

    (in thousands)

    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019

    Elimination of intersegment activity:




    Net sales recognized by Brand Portfolio segment

    $

    (6,569)



    $

    (17,701)


    Cost of sales:




    Cost of sales recognized by Brand Portfolio segment

    4,827



    14,311


    Recognition of intersegment gross profit for inventory previously purchased that was subsequently sold to external customers during the current period

    4,359



    1,741


    Gross loss (profit)

    $

    2,617



    $

    (1,649)







    Six months ended

    (in thousands)

    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019

    Elimination of intersegment activity:




    Net sales recognized by Brand Portfolio segment

    $

    (25,924)



    $

    (28,221)


    Cost of sales:




    Cost of sales recognized by Brand Portfolio segment

    16,961



    21,918


    Recognition of intersegment gross profit for inventory previously purchased that was subsequently sold to external customers during the current period

    11,925



    3,365


    Gross loss (profit)

    $

    2,962



    $

    (2,938)


    DESIGNER BRANDS INC.

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    (unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)



    Three months ended


    Six months ended


    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019


    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019

    Net sales

    $

    489,714



    $

    855,952



    $

    972,497



    $

    1,729,241


    Cost of sales

    (452,672)



    (594,779)



    (961,915)



    (1,208,735)


    Operating expenses

    (168,424)



    (222,370)



    (355,645)



    (439,950)


    Income from equity investment

    2,153



    2,464



    4,423



    4,692


    Impairment charges

    (6,735)





    (119,282)




    Operating profit (loss)

    (135,964)



    41,267



    (459,922)



    85,248


    Interest expense, net

    (3,788)



    (1,972)



    (5,946)



    (3,773)


    Non-operating income (expenses), net

    743



    199



    656



    (143)


    Income (loss) before income taxes

    (139,009)



    39,494



    (465,212)



    81,332


    Income tax benefit (provision)

    40,795



    (12,087)



    151,140



    (22,731)


    Net income (loss)

    $

    (98,214)



    $

    27,407



    $

    (314,072)



    $

    58,601


    Diluted earnings (loss) per share

    $

    (1.36)



    $

    0.37



    $

    (4.36)



    $

    0.77


    Weighted average diluted shares

    72,142



    74,316



    72,028



    76,281


    DESIGNER BRANDS INC.

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    (unaudited and in thousands)


    August 1, 2020


    February 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019

    Assets






    Cash and cash equivalents

    $

    206,720



    $

    86,564



    $

    51,762


    Investments



    24,974



    25,504


    Accounts receivable, net

    49,240



    89,151



    85,162


    Inventories

    445,044



    632,587



    706,168


    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    69,456



    67,534



    55,561


    Total current assets

    770,460



    900,810



    924,157


    Property and equipment, net

    332,730



    395,009



    402,779


    Operating lease assets

    797,413



    918,801



    975,963


    Goodwill

    93,655



    113,644



    116,280


    Intangible assets

    15,663



    22,846



    21,112


    Deferred tax assets

    182,866



    31,863



    29,515


    Equity investment

    56,690



    57,760



    55,033


    Other assets

    23,780



    24,337



    32,407


    Total assets

    $

    2,273,257



    $

    2,465,070



    $

    2,557,246


    Liabilities and shareholders’ equity






    Accounts payable

    $

    224,693



    $

    299,072



    $

    289,457


    Accrued expenses

    202,831



    194,264



    173,437


    Current operating lease liabilities

    241,694



    186,695



    185,969


    Total current liabilities

    669,218



    680,031



    648,863


    Debt

    393,000



    190,000



    235,000


    Non-current operating lease liabilities

    778,826



    846,584



    905,546


    Other non-current liabilities

    25,586



    27,541



    38,590


    Total liabilities

    1,866,630



    1,744,156



    1,827,999


    Total shareholders’ equity

    406,627



    720,914



    729,247


    Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

    $

    2,273,257



    $

    2,465,070



    $

    2,557,246


    DESIGNER BRANDS INC.

    NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

    (unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)



    Three months ended


    Six months ended


    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019


    August 1, 2020


    August 3, 2019

    Reported net income (loss)

    $

    (98,214)



    $

    27,407



    $

    (314,072)



    $

    58,601


    Pre-tax adjustments:








    Included in cost of sales:








     COVID-19 incremental costs

    3,257





    3,676




     Included in operating expenses:








     COVID-19 incremental costs (credits), net

    (306)





    (3,468)




     Integration and restructuring expenses

    8,455



    9,621



    10,203



    12,109


     Amortization of intangible assets

    110



    (271)



    469



    47


     Impairment charges

    6,735





    119,282




     Gain on settlement

    (8,990)





    (8,990)




    Included in non-operating expenses, net:








    Foreign currency transaction losses

    (743)



    (223)



    (343)



    207


    Total pre-tax adjustments

    8,518



    9,127



    120,829



    12,363


    Tax effect of adjustments

    (2,295)



    (780)



    (30,518)



    (1,605)


    Total adjustments, after tax

    6,223



    8,347



    90,311



    10,758


    Adjusted net income (loss)

    $

    (91,991)



    $

    35,754



    $

    (223,761)



    $

    69,359


    Reported diluted earnings (loss) per share

    $

    (1.36)



    $

    0.37



    $

    (4.36)



    $

    0.77


    Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share

    $

    (1.28)



    $

    0.48



    $

    (3.11)



    $

    0.91


    the United States (“GAAP”), the Company uses adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share and adjusted net income (loss), which adjust for the effects of: (1) COVID-19 incremental costs and credits; (2) integration and restructuring expenses; (3) amortization expense of intangible assets; (4) impairment charges; (5) gain on settlement; (6) foreign currency transaction losses; and (7) the net tax expense impact of such items. The unaudited reconciliation of adjusted results should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results determined in accordance with GAAP. These financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors to increase comparability to the prior periods by adjusting for certain items that may not be indicative of core operating measures and to better identify trends in our business. The adjusted financial results are used by management to, and allow investors to, evaluate the operating performance of the Company on a comparable basis, when reviewed in conjunction with the Company’s GAAP statements. These amounts are not determined in accordance with GAAP and therefore should not be used exclusively in evaluating the Company’s business and operations.” data-reactid=”74″ type=”text”>In addition to diluted earnings (loss) per share and net income (loss) determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”), the Company uses adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share and adjusted net income (loss), which adjust for the effects of: (1) COVID-19 incremental costs and credits; (2) integration and restructuring expenses; (3) amortization expense of intangible assets; (4) impairment charges; (5) gain on settlement; (6) foreign currency transaction losses; and (7) the net tax expense impact of such items. The unaudited reconciliation of adjusted results should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results determined in accordance with GAAP. These financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors to increase comparability to the prior periods by adjusting for certain items that may not be indicative of core operating measures and to better identify trends in our business. The adjusted financial results are used by management to, and allow investors to, evaluate the operating performance of the Company on a comparable basis, when reviewed in conjunction with the Company’s GAAP statements. These amounts are not determined in accordance with GAAP and therefore should not be used exclusively in evaluating the Company’s business and operations.

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