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The Tile Shop Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
Company Release - 10/30/2013 16:01
— 14.8% Comparable Store Sales Growth —
— Company Opens Five Stores in the Third Quarter —
— Reaffirms 2013 Annual Guidance —
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTS) (the “Company”), a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories, today announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013.
Net sales grew 28.3% to $56.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 compared with $44.3 million for the third quarter of 2012. The $12.5 million increase in sales was driven by an increase in comparable store sales of 14.8% or $6.6 million, and incremental net sales of $5.9 million from stores not included in the comparable stores base. For the quarter, Adjusted EBITDA grew 13.0% to $12.7 million, compared to $11.2 million in the same period of the prior year.
Robert Rucker, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our 14.8% increase in same store sales in the quarter, following a 14.3% increase in the second quarter, provides further evidence that our customers continue to embrace our retail concept in markets throughout the country. Our broad assortment of products, room-sized displays, knowledgeable sales associates and market based pricing are proving to be a winning combination in satisfying the consumers’ need for a better home improvement shopping experience. Given these results, we are continuing to execute on our aggressive growth strategy with the opening of five new stores this quarter, bringing the total number of new stores opened in 2013 to 12. While this pace of growth also brings with it a necessary level of investment, which, as expected, has modestly impacted our current operating margins, these short-term investments will result in stronger cash flow in the coming years as these stores mature.”
During the third quarter, the Company opened three stores in new markets (Dallas, Texas; Greenwood Village, Colorado; Littleton, Colorado) and two stores in existing markets (Timonium Maryland; Skokie Illinois).
For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 net sales improved 25.9% to $171.8 million, compared with $136.5 million for the comparable period last year. Comparable-store sales growth for the nine months was 13.1%.
Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased 16.0%, to $44.9 million, compared to $38.7 million in the same period of the prior year.
Income from operations was $7.6 million and as a percentage of sales was 13.4% in the third quarter 2013, compared to $5.6 million and 12.6%, respectively, in the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Income from operations for the first nine months of 2013 was $30.1 million, compared to $26.9 million in the same period of 2012. The Company generated $13.0 million of operating cash flow during the nine months ended September 30, 2013.
The following is a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA. See also the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section below.
Pro-Forma Non-GAAP Information
The Company presents pro–forma non-GAAP net income to provide useful information to investors regarding the Company’s normal operating performance. Pro-forma non-GAAP net income adds back the non-cash expense related to the change in warrant liability, non-recurring and unusual expenses and transaction costs, and includes a pro-forma adjustment for income tax expense as if the Company had been a "C" corporation at the beginning of each period (at an assumed combined effective tax rate of 40%).
On a pro-forma non-GAAP basis, net income for the quarter would have been $4.2 million, compared to $3.1 million in the comparable prior year period. Pro-forma non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 would have been $0.08, based on 51.9 million weighted average diluted shares. Pro-forma non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 would have been $0.06 per share. See the “Pro-forma Non-GAAP Net Income” table and the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section below for a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP earnings.
The Company is reaffirming its guidance for the year ending December 31, 2013.
Webcast and Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call via live webcast for investors and other interested parties beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Participants may access the live webcast by visiting the Company’s investor relations website at www.tileshop.com. The call can also be accessed by dialing (877) 407-3982, or (201) 493-6780 for international participants. The replay of the call will be available from approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 30, 2013 through midnight Eastern Time on November 13, 2013. To access the replay, the domestic dial-in number is (877) 870-5176, the international dial-in number is (858) 384-5517, and the passcode is 10000444. The archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s Web site for a limited time.
Additional details can be located in the filing at www.tileshop.com under the Financials – SEC Filings section of its Legal/Investors – Investor Relations page.
About Tile Shop Holdings and The Tile Shop
The Tile Shop is a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories in the United States. The Tile Shop offers a wide selection of products, attractive prices, and exceptional customer service in an extensive showroom setting. The Tile Shop operates 82 stores in 27 states, with an average size of 23,000 square feet. The Tile Shop also sells its products on its website, www.tileshop.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We calculate Adjusted EBITDA by taking net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, and adding interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash change in warrant liability, non-recurring items including equity related transaction costs, deferred compensation expense, and stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA margin is equal to Adjusted EBITDA divided by net sales. Pro-forma non-GAAP net income is determined by adding back the non-cash change in warrant liability, and non-recurring warrant related transaction costs to income before taxes calculated in accordance with GAAP and subtracting from this an estimate for income taxes as if the Company had been a “C” Corporation for all periods.
We believe that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations. Our management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare our performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses, for purposes of determining management incentive compensation, and for budgeting and planning purposes. These measures are used in monthly financial reports prepared for management and our board of directors. We believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial measures with other specialty retailers, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.
Our management does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitations of these non-GAAP financial measures are that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in our consolidated financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management about which expenses and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-GAAP financial measures in connection with GAAP results. We urge investors to review the reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release includes “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “plan”, “outlook”, and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward looking statements include any statements regarding the Company’s strategic and operational plans, expected financial performance of new stores, the benefits of the Company’s operating model, and expected future cash flows. Forward looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward looking statements are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward looking statements, including but not limited to unforeseen events that may affect the retail market or the performance of the Company’s stores. The Company does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect future events or circumstances. Investors are referred to the most recent reports filed with the SEC by the Company.
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