Vera Bradley Designs, Inc
Aug 30, 2017

Vera Bradley Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Results

Second quarter net revenues totaled $112.4 million, in line with guidance

Second quarter net income on a GAAP basis totaled $2.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted share; second quarter net income on a non-GAAP basis (excluding certain consulting, severance, and lease termination charges) totaled $4.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share

Company ended the second quarter with a strong cash and investment position of $102.3 million and no debt

Management narrows guidance range for the balance of the year

Company announces its Vision 20/20 plan for the future

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRA) ("Vera Bradley" or the "Company") today announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter and six months ended July 29, 2017.

Summary of Financial Performance for the Second Quarter

Net revenues totaled $112.4 million for the current year second quarter ended July 29, 2017, compared to $119.2 million in the prior year second quarter ended July 30, 2016.

For the current year second quarter, the Company posted net income of $2.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted share.  These results included $2.4 million of after-tax charges comprised of:

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, the Company's net income totaled $4.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share.

For the prior year second quarter, the Company posted net income of $5.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share.  These results included $1.6 million of after-tax charges comprised of:

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, the Company's prior year second quarter net income totaled $6.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share.  

Comments on Second Quarter Performance

Robert Wallstrom, Chief Executive Officer, noted, "Although comparable sales trends improved over those in the first quarter, challenges in the retail environment continued into the second quarter.  Total revenues were in line with our expectations.  Our second quarter net income per share of $0.13 (excluding the charges outlined) exceeded guidance, primarily due to diligent expense management." 

Summary of Financial Performance for the Six Months

Net revenues totaled $208.6 million for the current year six months ended July 29, 2017, compared to $224.4 million in the prior year six month period ended July 30, 2016.

For the current year six months, the Company posted a net loss of ($1.9) million, or ($0.05) per diluted share.  These results included $3.3 million of after-tax charges comprised of:

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, the Company's net income totaled $1.4 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the six months.

For the prior year six months, the Company recorded net income of $7.5 million, or $0.20 per diluted share.  These results included $1.6 million of after-tax charges comprised of:

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, the Company's net income totaled $9.1 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the prior year six months. 

Looking Ahead and Vision 20/20

Wallstrom further noted, "Over the last three years, as we embarked on a plan to strengthen and modernize our brand, we've made meaningful progress on many fronts including evolving our product offerings, distribution channels, and marketing as well as broadening our customer base.  However, given the backdrop of a challenging retail environment, our progress has not been at the pace that we planned. 

"Consequently, we are in the process of refining our business model and strategic plan which will involve taking a much more aggressive approach to turning around our business over the next three years.  Our ultimate goal is to restore brand and company health by methodically moving to a less clearance-driven business model and reducing our SG&A expenses.  

"We have engaged an outside consulting firm, working alongside our team, in performing a comprehensive review of our business model, existing strategic plan, and historic performance and to provide us with in-depth analysis and research on critical components of our business.  This information and research is being integrated into our plan which we are calling ‘Vision 20/20.'  We will have more details and specific action plans to share in the coming months, but Vision 20/20 will primarily center around two key areas — (i) product and pricing and (ii) SG&A expense reductions." 

Wallstrom continued, "On the product and pricing front, we will focus on three key initiatives:

The majority of the product and pricing initiatives will not be implemented until fiscal 2019; management expects annualized revenues will be negatively impacted by these initiatives by $40 million to $60 million in fiscal 2019. 

Conversely, management expects to reduce annual net SG&A spending by up to $30 million (from baseline fiscal 2017 levels and excluding severance, Vision 20/20, and other disclosed charges from all periods) by right-sizing the organization to better align with the reduced size of the business.  Certain cost reductions have already begun and are reflected in the Company's fiscal 2018 SG&A guidance.  The majority of the balance of the reductions is expected to be made in fiscal 2019.  In addition, the Company will also continue to look for ways to enhance its marketing efficiency, optimize its distribution channels, and reduce cost of goods sold through incremental sourcing and distribution efficiencies.  Full guidance for fiscal 2019 will be provided in conjunction with the Company's fiscal year-end conference call in March 2018.

Wallstrom concluded, "By executing Vision 20/20, we believe we are on the right course for the future, restoring our brand health, improving operating performance, and enhancing shareholder value."

Second Quarter Details

The current year non-GAAP second quarter income statement numbers referenced below exclude the previously outlined consulting, severance, and lease termination charges.  The prior year non-GAAP second quarter income statement numbers referenced below exclude the previously outlined store impairment and severance charges.

Current year second quarter net revenues of $112.4 million were in line with the Company's guidance range of $111 million to $115 million.  Prior year second quarter revenues totaled $119.2 million.

Current year second quarter Direct segment revenues totaled $89.3 million, a 2.4% increase over $87.2 million in the prior year second quarter.  Comparable sales (including e-commerce) decreased 4.3% for the quarter (reflecting a 4.0% decline in comparable store sales and a 4.9% decrease in e-commerce sales), which was more than offset by new store growth (the Company opened two full-line and five factory outlet stores during the past 12 months).  Second quarter comparable sales were negatively impacted by year-over-year declines in store and e-commerce traffic.  

Indirect segment revenues decreased 27.9% to $23.1 million from $32.0 million in the prior year second quarter, reflecting a reduction in the number of specialty accounts coupled with a reduction in orders from both specialty accounts and certain key accounts.  

Gross profit for the quarter totaled $63.3 million, or 56.3% of net revenues, compared to $68.4 million, or 57.4% of net revenues, in the prior year second quarter.  The year-over-year 110 basis point gross profit decline primarily related to increased promotional activity at the Company's factory outlet stores, a reserve taken against slow-moving inventory, and channel mix changes, partially offset by a reduction in product cost, all of which caused the gross profit percentage to fall below the low end of the guidance range of 57.5% to 58.0%.  

SG&A expense totaled $59.7 million, or 53.1% of net revenues, in the current year second quarter, compared to $60.3 million, or 50.6% of net revenues, in the prior year second quarter.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously outlined charges, SG&A expense totaled $55.9 million, or 49.7% of net revenues, in the current year second quarter, compared to $57.8 million, or 48.5% of net revenues, last year.  The SG&A expense rate was meaningfully lower than the Company's guidance of 53.0% to 53.5% due to diligent expense management and cost reductions as well as the timing of approximately $500,000 of marketing expenses that are expected to be incurred in the remaining two quarters.         

The Company's operating income totaled $3.7 million, or 3.3% of net revenues, in the current year second quarter, compared to $8.3 million, or 7.0% of net revenues, in the prior year second quarter.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously outlined charges, the Company's operating income totaled $7.5 million, or 6.7% of net revenues, in the current year second quarter, compared to $10.8 million, or 9.1% of net revenues, in the prior year. 

By segment, Direct operating income was $17.3 million, or 19.4% of net revenues, compared to $18.1 million, or 20.8% of net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, Direct operating income was $17.6 million (which excluded $0.3 million of charges), or 19.8% of net revenues, compared to $19.7 million (which excluded $1.6 million of charges), or 22.6% of net revenues.  Indirect operating income was $7.8 million, or 33.9% of net revenues, compared to $12.0 million, or 37.5% of net revenues, in the prior year. 

Details for the Six Months

The current year non-GAAP income statement numbers referenced below exclude the previously outlined consulting, severance, and lease termination charges.  The prior year non-GAAP income statement numbers referenced below exclude the previously outlined store impairment and severance charges.

Current year net revenues for the six months totaled $208.6 million compared to $224.4 million in the prior year.

Direct segment revenues for the current year six month period totaled $158.2 million, a 1.3% decrease from $160.2 million in the prior year.  Comparable sales (including e-commerce) decreased 7.8% for the period (reflecting a 5.6% decline in comparable store sales and a 12.9% decrease in e-commerce sales), which was partially offset by new store growth (the Company opened two full-line and five factory outlet stores during the past 12 months).  Comparable sales were negatively impacted by year-over-year declines in store and e-commerce traffic, and first quarter e-commerce sales were negatively affected by the conversion to a new platform in February 2017. 

Indirect segment revenues for the six months decreased 21.6% to $50.4 million from $64.2 million in the prior year, reflecting a reduction in the number of specialty accounts coupled with a reduction in orders from both specialty accounts and certain key accounts. 

Gross profit for the six months totaled $116.0 million, or 55.6% of net revenues, compared to $128.0 million, or 57.1% of net revenues, in the prior year.  The year-over-year 150 basis point gross profit decline primarily related to increased promotional activity at the Company's factory outlet stores, channel mix changes, and a reserve taken against slow moving inventory, partially offset by a reduction in product cost.

SG&A expense totaled $117.5 million, or 56.3% of net revenues, in the current year six months, compared to $116.7 million, or 52.0% of net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously outlined charges, SG&A expense totaled $112.4 million, or 53.9% of net revenues, in the current year, compared to $114.2 million, or 50.9% of net revenues, in the prior year. 

The Company's operating loss was ($1.1) million, or (0.5%) of net revenues, in the current year  six month period, compared to operating income of $12.2 million, or 5.4% of net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously outlined charges, the Company's operating income was $4.1 million, or 1.9% of net revenues, in the current year, compared to $14.7 million, or 6.5% of net revenues, in the prior year.    

By segment, Direct operating income was $24.1 million, or 15.3% of net revenues, compared to $30.3 million, or 18.9% of net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously outlined charges, Direct operating income was $24.5 million (which excluded $0.3 million of charges), or 15.5% of net revenues, compared to $31.9 million (which excluded $1.6 million of charges), or 19.9% of net revenues.   Indirect operating income was $17.3 million, or 34.3% of net revenues, compared to $24.6 million, or 38.3% of net revenues, in the prior year.  

Balance Sheet

Net capital spending for the second quarter and six months totaled $2.7 million and $6.1 million, respectively. 

During the second quarter, the Company repurchased approximately $2.1 million worth of its common stock (approximately 242,000 shares at an average price of $8.79), bringing the total for the six month period to $3.3 million (approximately 373,000 shares at an average price of $8.90).  The Company has approximately $18.0 million remaining under its share repurchase authorization that expires in December 2017.  

Cash, cash equivalents, and investments as of July 29, 2017 totaled $102.3 million compared to $85.5 million at the end of last year's second quarter.  The Company had no debt outstanding at quarter end.  Quarter-end inventory was $104.1 million compared to $96.5 million at the end of last year's second quarter and in line with guidance of $100 million to $110 million.   

Third Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook

The prior year non-GAAP numbers referenced below exclude store impairment charges (recorded in the second, third, and fourth quarters), certain severance charges (recorded in the second quarter), and the release of certain income tax reserves (recorded in the third quarter).  Current year estimates do not include strategic consulting, severance, impairment, lease termination, store closing, or other Vision 20/20-related charges.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company expects:

For fiscal 2018 (which includes a 53rd week), the Company expectations are as follows: 

Disclosure Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

The Company's management does not, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). Further, the non-GAAP measures utilized by the Company may be unique to the Company, as they may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

The Company believes that the non-GAAP measures presented in this earnings release, including selling, general, and administrative expenses; operating income; net income and diluted income per share, along with the associated percentages of net revenues, are helpful to investors because they allow for a more direct comparison of the Company's year-over-year performance and are consistent with management's evaluation of business performance.  A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures can be found in the Company's supplemental schedules included in this earnings release.  

Call Information

A conference call to discuss results for the second quarter and six months is scheduled for today, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  A broadcast of the call will be available via Vera Bradley's Investor Relations section of its website, www.verabradley.com.  Alternatively, interested parties may dial into the call at 1-888-312-3052, and enter the access code 5473020. A replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and remain available through September 13, 2017. To access the recording, listeners should dial 1-844-512-2921, and enter the access code 5473020.

About Vera Bradley, Inc.

Vera Bradley is a leading designer of women's handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and unique gifts.  Founded in 1982 by friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, the brand's innovative designs, iconic patterns, and brilliant colors continue to inspire and connect women unlike any other brand in the global marketplace. 

Vera Bradley offers a unique, multi-channel sales model as well as a focus on service and a high level of customer engagement.  The Company sells its products through two reportable segments: Direct and Indirect.  The Direct business consists of sales of Vera Bradley products through the Company's full-line and factory outlet stores in the United States, verabradley.com, eBay, and its annual outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The Indirect business consists of sales of Vera Bradley products to approximately 2,400 specialty retail locations, substantially all of which are located in the United States, as well as select department stores, national accounts, third party e-commerce sites, its wholesale business in Japan, and third-party inventory liquidators.

The Company's commitment to bringing more beauty into women's lives includes its dedication to breast cancer research through the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. 

Website Information

We routinely post important information for investors on our website www.verabradley.com in the "Investor Relations" section. We intend to use this webpage as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our webpage is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

Vera Bradley Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that we expected, including: possible adverse changes in general economic conditions and their impact on consumer confidence and spending; possible inability to predict and respond in a timely manner to changes in consumer demand; possible loss of key management or design associates or inability to attract and retain the talent required for our business; possible inability to maintain and enhance our brand; possible inability to successfully implement our long-term strategic plan; possible inability to successfully open new stores and/or operate current stores as planned; adverse changes in the cost of raw materials and labor used to manufacture our products; possible adverse effects resulting from a significant disruption in our single distribution facility; and possible ramifications from the payment card incident disclosed in October 2016.  More information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results is included from time to time in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the Company's public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.  Financial schedules are attached to this release.

Vera Bradley, Inc. 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(in thousands) 
(unaudited) 
       
 July 29,
2017
 January 28,
2017
 July 30,
2016
 
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents$66,362  $86,375  $55,456  
Short-term investments 18,441   30,152   30,051  
Accounts receivable, net 19,630   23,313   29,226  
Inventories 104,108   102,283   96,547  
Income taxes receivable 5,564   3,217   2,014  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 11,333   10,237   12,220  
Total current assets 225,438   255,577   225,514  
       
Property, plant, and equipment, net 96,945   101,577   114,792  
Long-term investments 17,526   -   -  
Deferred income taxes 11,635   13,539   10,894  
Other assets 1,876   2,816   2,430  
Total assets$353,420  $373,509  $353,630  
       
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable$17,223  $32,619  $17,283  
Accrued employment costs 10,295   12,474   10,318  
Other accrued liabilities 18,346   16,906   17,803  
Income taxes payable 814   508   -  
Total current liabilities 46,678   62,507   45,404  
       
Long-term liabilities 26,610   27,216   29,719  
Total liabilities 73,288   89,723   75,123  
       
Shareholders' equity:      
Additional paid-in-capital 90,247   88,739   86,848  
Retained earnings 261,911   263,767   251,536  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (33)  (50)  (46) 
Treasury stock (71,993)  (68,670)  (59,831) 
Total shareholders' equity 280,132   283,786   278,507  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$353,420  $373,509  $353,630  
       


Vera Bradley, Inc. 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income 
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 
(unaudited) 
         
         
 Thirteen Weeks Ended Twenty-Six Weeks Ended 
 July 29,
2017
 July 30,
2016
 July 29,
2017
 July 30,
2016
 
         
Net revenues$112,418  $119,245 $208,553  $224,426 
Cost of sales 49,125   50,857  92,560   96,382 
Gross profit 63,293   68,388  115,993   128,044 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 59,747   60,305  117,518   116,681 
Other income 163   220  430   797 
Operating income (loss) 3,709   8,303  (1,095)  12,160 
Interest (income) expense, net (96)  63  (135)  111 
Income (loss) before income taxes 3,805   8,240  (960)  12,049 
Income tax expense 1,612   3,131  896   4,522 
Net income (loss)$2,193  $5,109 $(1,856) $7,527 
         
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding 36,122   37,030  36,178   37,288 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding 36,158   37,113  36,178   37,419 
         
Basic net income (loss) per share$0.06  $0.14 $(0.05) $0.20 
Diluted net income (loss) per share$0.06  $0.14 $(0.05) $0.20 


Vera Bradley, Inc. 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 
(in thousands) 
(unaudited) 
     
     
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended 
 July 29,
2017
 July 30,
2016
 
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net (loss) income$(1,856) $7,527  
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation of property, plant, and equipment 9,934   9,555  
Impairment charges -   1,578  
Provision for doubtful accounts 121   273  
Stock-based compensation 2,103   2,043  
Deferred income taxes 1,904   469  
Cash gain on investments 154   -  
Other non-cash charges (gain), net 14   (41) 
Changes in assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable 3,562   1,795  
Inventories (1,825)  17,043  
Prepaid expenses and other assets (156)  (2,395) 
Accounts payable (14,670)  (7,632) 
Income taxes (2,041)  (11,314) 
Accrued and other liabilities (1,362)  (3,127) 
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (4,118)  15,774  
     
Cash flows from investing activities    
Purchases of property, plant, and equipment (6,057)  (11,651) 
Purchases of investments (39,298)  (30,000) 
Proceeds from maturities and sales of investments 33,350   -  
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment -   8  
Net cash used in investing activities (12,005)  (41,643) 
     
Cash flows from financing activities    
Tax withholdings for equity compensation (595)  (631) 
Repurchase of common stock (3,278)  (15,695) 
Other financing activities, net -   (27) 
Net cash used in financing activities (3,873)  (16,353) 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (17)  (3) 
     
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents$(20,013) $(42,225) 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 86,375   97,681  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$66,362  $55,456  
     
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information    
Cash paid for income taxes, net$769  $15,396  
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activity    
Non-cash operating, investing, and financing activities    
Repurchase of common stock    
Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of July 29, 2017 and July 30, 2016$45  $425  
Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of January 28, 2017 and January 30, 2016$-  $436  
Purchases of property, plant, and equipment    
Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of July 29, 2017 and July 30, 2016$1,450  $3,453  
Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of January 28, 2017 and January 30, 2016$2,204  $2,872  
     


Vera Bradley, Inc. 
Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended July 29, 2017 
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 
(unaudited) 
 Thirteen Weeks Ended  
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses$  59,747  $  3,835 1$  55,912   
Operating income (loss)   3,709     (3,835)    7,544   
Income (loss) before income taxes   3,805     (3,835)    7,640   
Income tax expense (benefit)   1,612     (1,410)2   3,022   
Net income (loss)   2,193     (2,425)    4,618   
Diluted net income (loss) per share$  0.06  $  (0.07) $  0.13   
        
Direct segment operating income (loss)$  17,312  $  (335)3$  17,647   
Indirect segment operating income$  7,832  $  -   $  7,832   
Unallocated corporate expenses$  (21,435) $  (3,500)4$  (17,935)  
        
1Items include $2,324 for strategic consulting, $1,176 for a severance charge and $335 for a lease termination charge, net    
2Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above       
3Related to a lease termination charge, net       
4Related to strategic consulting and a severance charge       


  
Vera Bradley, Inc. 
Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended July 30, 2016 
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 
(unaudited) 
 Thirteen Weeks Ended  
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses$  60,305  $  2,516 1$  57,789   
Operating income (loss)   8,303     (2,516)    10,819   
Income (loss) before income taxes   8,240     (2,516)    10,756   
Income tax expense (benefit)   3,131     (924)2   4,055   
Net income (loss)   5,109     (1,592)    6,701   
Diluted net income (loss) per share$  0.14  $  (0.04) $  0.18   
        
Direct segment operating income (loss)$  18,149  $  (1,578)3$  19,727   
Indirect segment operating income$  12,008  $  -   $  12,008   
Unallocated corporate expenses$  (21,854) $  (938)4$  (20,916)  
        
1Items include $1,578 for store impairment charges and $938 for a severance charge      
2Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above       
3Related to store impairment charges       
4Related to a severance charge       


Vera Bradley, Inc. 
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Twenty-Six Weeks Ended July 29, 2017 
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 
(unaudited) 
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended  
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses$  117,518  $  5,160 1$  112,358   
Operating (loss) income   (1,095)    (5,160)    4,065   
(Loss) income before income taxes   (960)    (5,160)    4,200   
Income tax expense (benefit)   896     (1,897)2   2,793   
Net (loss) income   (1,856)    (3,263)    1,407   
Diluted net (loss) income per share$  (0.05) $  (0.09) $  0.04   
        
Direct segment operating income (loss)$  24,124  $  (335)3$  24,459   
Indirect segment operating income$  17,278  $  -   $  17,278   
Unallocated corporate expenses$  (42,497) $  (4,825)4$  (37,672)  
        
1Items include $2,324 for strategic consulting, $2,501 for severance charges and $335 for a lease termination charge, net    
2Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above       
3Related to a lease termination charge, net       
4Related to strategic consulting and a severance charge       


Vera Bradley, Inc. 
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Twenty-Six Weeks Ended July 30, 2016 
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 
(unaudited) 
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended  
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses$  116,681  $  2,516 1$  114,165   
Operating income (loss)   12,160     (2,516)    14,676   
Income (loss) before income taxes   12,049     (2,516)    14,565   
Income tax expense (benefit)   4,522     (924)2   5,446   
Net (loss) income   7,527     (1,592)    9,119   
Diluted net income (loss) per share$  0.20  $  (0.04) $  0.24   
        
Direct segment operating income (loss)$  30,286  $  (1,578)3$  31,864   
Indirect segment operating income$  24,606  $  -   $  24,606   
Unallocated corporate expenses$  (42,732) $  (938)4$  (41,794)  
        
1Items include $1,578 for store impairment charges and $938 for a severance charge      
2Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above       
3Related to store impairment charges       
4Related to a severance charge       
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