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Foot Locker, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results

Friday, May 24, 2013

Foot Locker, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results

07:00 EDT Friday, May 24, 2013

-- Net Income of $0.90 Per Share, a Record Quarterly Result
-- Comparable-Store Sales Increased 5.2 Percent

NEW YORK, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended May 4, 2013.

First Quarter ResultsNet income for the Company's first quarter ended May 4, 2013 was $138 million, or $0.90 per share, compared with net income of $128 million, or $0.83 per share, last year.  First quarter comparable-store sales increased 5.2 percent. Total first quarter sales increased 3.8 percent, to $1,638 million this year, compared with sales of $1,578 million for the corresponding prior-year period. Excluding the effect of foreign currency fluctuations, total sales for the first quarter increased 4.1 percent.

"I am pleased to report that the thoughtful implementation of our strategic priorities continues to deliver record financial and operational results for our shareholders and other stakeholders" said Ken C. Hicks, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.  "It takes a true team effort and excellent performance to generate the kind of momentum that enabled us to post the best quarterly profit results in our history as an athletic company --- for the second year in a row.  I want to thank all of our associates for their consistent focus on, and strong execution of, our key initiatives, which led to this achievement."

Non-GAAP AdjustmentDuring the first quarter, the Company incurred approximately $1 million in transaction costs related to the pending acquisition of Runners Point Group that was announced earlier in May.  Excluding this expense, first quarter earnings were $0.91 per share on a non-GAAP basis, an increase of almost 10 percent over the record $0.83 that the Company earned in the first quarter last year.

Financial PositionAt May 4, 2013, the Company's merchandise inventory was $1,169 million, 2 percent higher than at the end of the first quarter last year. The Company's cash and short-term investments totaled $1,105 million, while the debt on its balance sheet was $132 million. The Company's total cash position, net of debt, was $199 million higher than at the same time last year.

As previously announced, the Company did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter because of the ongoing negotiations related to the acquisition of Runners Point Group; however, the Company plans to reinitiate the program in the second quarter.

Store Base Update    During the first quarter, the Company opened 25 new stores, remodeled/relocated 64 stores and closed 39 stores. As of May 4, 2013, the Company operated 3,321 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.  In addition, 45 franchised stores were operating in the Middle East and South Korea.  

The Company is hosting a live conference call at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) today, May 24, 2013, to discuss these results and provide comments on the status of its current initiatives, and discuss trends in its business and the athletic industry. This conference call may be accessed live by dialing 888-446-3850 (U.S. and Canada) or 630-691-2739 (International) using the passcode 34835217, or via the Investor Relations section of the Foot Locker, Inc. website at http://www.footlocker-inc.com.  Please log on to the website 15 minutes prior to the call in order to download any necessary software.  A replay of the call will be available via webcast from the same Investor Relations section of the Foot Locker, Inc. website at http://www.footlocker-inc.com through June 7, 2013. 

Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Other than statements of historical facts, all statements which address activities, events, or developments that the Company anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, but not limited to, such things as future capital expenditures, expansion, strategic plans, financial objectives, dividend payments, stock repurchases, growth of the Company's business and operations, including future cash flows, revenues, and earnings, and other such matters, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on many assumptions and factors which are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the effects of currency fluctuations, customer demand, fashion trends, competitive market forces, uncertainties related to the effect of competitive products and pricing, customer acceptance of the Company's merchandise mix and retail locations, the Company's reliance on a few key vendors for a majority of its merchandise purchases (including a significant portion from one key vendor), pandemics and similar major health concerns, unseasonable weather, further deterioration of global financial markets, economic conditions worldwide, further deterioration of business and economic conditions, any changes in business, political and economic conditions due to the threat of future terrorist activities in the United States or in other parts of the world and related U.S. military action overseas, the ability of the Company to execute its business and strategic plans effectively with regard to each of its business units, and risks associated with global product sourcing, including political instability, changes in import regulations, and disruptions to transportation services and distribution. Any changes in such assumptions or factors could produce significantly different results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact:    John A. MaurerVice President, Treasurer and Investor RelationsFoot Locker, Inc.(212) 720-4092  

 

 

FOOT LOCKER, INC.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations(unaudited)Periods ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012 (In millions, except per share amounts)

First Quarter 2013

First Quarter 2012

Sales

$

1,638

$

1,578

Cost of sales

1,077

1,041

SG&A

315

306

Depreciation and amortization

31

29

Interest expense, net

1

1

Other income

(2)

-

1,422

1,377

Income before income taxes

$

216

$

201

Income tax expense

78

73

Net income

$

138

$

128

Diluted EPS

$

0.90

$

0.83

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding

 

152.7

 

154.3

First Quarter 2013

First Quarter 2012

Non GAAP Results

Acquisition Costs (1)

$

1

$

-

Non GAAP Net Income

$

139

$

128

Non GAAP Diluted EPS

$

0.91

$

0.83

Footnote to explain adjustments

(1)  Transaction costs associated with the pending acquisition of Runners Point Group.

FOOT LOCKER, INC.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(unaudited)(In millions)

May 4,

2013

April 28,

2012

Assets

CURRENT ASSETS

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$     1,105

$        909

Merchandise inventories

1,169

1,146

Other current assets

174

196

2,448

2,251

Property and equipment, net

504

438

Deferred tax assets

263

288

Other assets

250

261

$     3,465

$     3,238

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Accounts payable

$       352

$       357

Accrued and other liabilities

290

278

642

635

Long-term debt and obligations under capital leases

132

135

Other liabilities

216

255

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

2,475

2,213

$    3,465

$    3,238

 

 

FOOT LOCKER, INC.Store and Estimated Square Footage(unaudited)(Square footage in thousands)

May 4,

2013

February 2,

2013

April 28,

 2012

Foot Locker U.S.

   Number of stores

1,064

1,072

1,100

   Gross square footage

4,313

4,311

4,400

   Selling square footage

2,512

2,515

2,574

Footaction

   Number of stores

282

283

290

   Gross square footage

1,298

1,299

1,340

   Selling square footage

815

817

840

Lady Foot Locker

   Number of stores

282

303

326

   Gross square footage

644

685

728

   Selling square footage

376

398

421

Kids Foot Locker

   Number of stores

312

305

292

   Gross square footage

746

727

700

   Selling square footage

432

421

408

Champs Sports

   Number of stores

541

539

539

   Gross square footage

2,864

2,861

2,862

   Selling square footage

1,881

1,876

1,878

CCS

   Number of stores

22

22

22

   Gross square footage

51

51

51

   Selling square footage

34

34

34

 

Foot Locker International

   Number of stores

818

811

791

   Gross square footage

2,420

2,382

2,311

   Selling square footage

1,212

1,200

1,165

Total Stores Operated

   Number of stores

3,321

3,335

3,360

   Gross square footage

12,336

12,316

12,392

   Selling square footage

7,262

7,261

7,320

Total Franchised Stores

   Number of stores

45

42

36

   Gross square footage

104

96

87

   Selling square footage

71

65

59

 

SOURCE Foot Locker, Inc.

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