Vera Bradley Designs, Inc
Vera Bradley, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/08/2017 09:00:42)


 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 8, 2017
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VERA BRADLEY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Indiana
 
001-34918
 
27-2935063
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 

12420 Stonebridge Road,
Roanoke, Indiana
 
46783
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(877) 708-8372
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
None
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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The information in Items 2.02 and 9.01 of this Form 8-K is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On March 8, 2017 , Vera Bradley, Inc. issued an earnings press release for the quarterly and annual period ended January 28, 2017 . The press release, including attachments, is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits

99.1
 
Press Release dated March 8, 2017






SIGNATURE
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 thereunto duly authorized.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vera Bradley, Inc.
 
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
Date: March 8, 2017
 
 
 
/s/ Kevin J. Sierks
 
 
 
 
Kevin J. Sierks
Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer





EXHIBIT INDEX
 

Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
Press release dated March 8, 2017



 
 
 
 
 

 





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VERA BRADLEY ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR 2017 RESULTS

Fourth quarter net revenues totaled $134.8 million

Fourth quarter net income on a GAAP basis totaled $3.5 million, or $0.09 per diluted share; fourth quarter net income on a non-GAAP basis (excluding store impairment charges) totaled $10.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share

Company ended the fiscal year with strong cash position (including short-term investments) of $116.5 million, no debt, and year-over-year inventories down 10.0%


FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 8, 2017 - Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) (“Vera Bradley” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 28, 2017 (“fiscal 2017”).

Note that the Company has now excluded store impairment charges and certain additional severance charges in its previously reported non-GAAP income numbers.

Comments on Fourth Quarter Performance

Robert Wallstrom, Chief Executive Officer, noted, “The retail environment became even more challenging in the fourth quarter. Consequently, both total revenues and our gross profit percentage were modestly below our expectations. However, we exceeded our fourth quarter EPS guidance, primarily due to diligent expense management and a lower-than-expected tax rate.”

Summary of Fourth Quarter Financial Performance

Net revenues totaled $134.8 million for the current year fourth quarter ended January 28, 2017, compared to $154.1 million in the prior year fourth quarter ended January 30, 2016.

For the current year fourth quarter, the Company posted net income of $3.5 million, or $0.09 per diluted share. These results included $6.6 million of after-tax impairment charges related to underperforming stores. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, the Company’s net income totaled $10.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share.

For the prior year fourth quarter, the Company recorded net income of $15.7 million, or $0.41 per diluted share. These results included after-tax store impairment charges of $1.8 million. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, the Company’s net income totaled $17.5 million, or $0.46 per diluted share.

Summary of Fiscal 2017 Financial Performance

Net revenues totaled $485.9 million for fiscal 2017, compared to revenues of $502.6 million for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016 (“fiscal 2016”).

The Company posted net income of $19.8 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, in the current fiscal year. These results included net after-tax adjustments of $7.0 million, comprised of:
$8.0 million of store impairment charges and
$0.6 million of severance charges,
partially offset by the release of $1.6 million in tax reserves no longer deemed necessary.

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these adjustments, the Company’s current year net income totaled $26.8 million, or $0.72 per diluted share.






For the prior year, the Company posted net income of $27.6 million, or $0.71 per diluted share. These results included net after-tax charges totaling $6.0 million, comprised of:
$1.8 million of store impairment charges;
$2.1 million related to the closing of its Indiana manufacturing facility, primarily related to severance and lease termination charges;
$1.5 million related to other severance and restructuring charges; and
$0.6 million related to an increase in income tax reserves for uncertain federal and state tax positions related to research and development credits.

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, the Company’s net income totaled $33.5 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, for the prior year.

Comments on Fiscal 2017 Accomplishments

Wallstrom also noted, “Even though fiscal 2017 was a challenging year, we made meaningful progress against key elements of our long-term strategic plan. Specifically:
In product , we:
continued to create beautiful solutions for our target customer through functionality and innovation in our core classifications of fashion bags and accessories, travel, and campus, and continued to add product categories to enhance her lifestyle, such as in home and beauty;
expanded our collegiate initiative to represent over 70 schools; and
announced six licensing agreements in the areas of bedding, hosiery, swim, tech, stationery, and publishing for products that will debut throughout 2017. These products should increase our brand exposure, allow us to attract new customers, provide additional distribution, and drive traffic to our digital flagship.
In distribution , we:
opened four full-line stores, all in our new modern store design, including our flagship store in New York City’s historic SoHo district and our highest traffic and volume store in Disney Springs in Orlando;
completed the remodel of our Jefferson Pointe store in our hometown of Fort Wayne; refreshed 13 of our higher-traffic, higher-volume full-line stores with our new branding, including storefront facade, logo, and interior changes; and rebranded the facades of our 15 newest full-line stores so that about a third of our fleet now reflects our new logo and signage;
opened six factory outlet stores;
continued to make improvements to verabradley.com, preparing for the relaunch of our digital flagship, which was completed in February 2017; and
added additional distribution to approximately 130 Macy’s, Belk, and Bon-Ton department stores.
Our marketing efforts drove customer engagement by:
increasing brand visibility and igniting a social movement with our multi-faceted ‘It’s Good to be a Girl’ campaign;
an intensified emphasis on influencers, social, mobile, and video content;
generating over 500 million impressions through national ads and editorial content in such publications as People StyleWatch, InStyle, Glamour , and Seventeen ; online and digital ads on Hulu, Pandora, and the Conde Nast network; and increased influencer and celebrity marketing.”

Looking Ahead

Wallstrom added, “We have a strong brand, a talented team, and a solid financial foundation and are focused on ensuring Vera Bradley’s prosperous future. However, our transformation is taking longer than we had originally planned, and the overall retail environment and accessories space are significantly more challenging than anticipated.

“As we enter fiscal 2018, our primary objective is to increase our customer count. In order to do this, we must:
Drive brand desirability through a robust marketing program and focused brand clarity;
Drive product desirability through focusing on our core assortment and strategically leveraging licensing opportunities to expand the brand reach; and
Strengthen our distribution network , focusing on driving comparable sales in our core businesses, including continuing to strengthen our digital flagship and relocating or closing up to 15 underperforming full-line stores.”

“We believe keenly focusing on these three goals will best position Vera Bradley for long-term revenue and income growth,” Wallstrom concluded.






Fourth Quarter Details

The non-GAAP current and prior year fourth quarter income statement numbers referenced below exclude previously outlined store impairment charges.

Current year fourth quarter net revenues of $134.8 million were modestly below the low end of the Company’s guidance range of $135 million to $140 million. Prior year fourth quarter revenues totaled $154.1 million.

Current year fourth quarter Direct segment revenues totaled $108.9 million, a 3.6% decrease from $112.9 million in the prior year fourth quarter. Comparable sales (including e-commerce) decreased 9.5% for the quarter (reflecting an 11.2% decline in comparable store sales and a 6.5% decrease in e-commerce sales), which was partially offset by new store growth (the Company opened four full-line and six factory outlet stores during the past 12 months). Fourth quarter comparable sales were negatively impacted by year-over-year declines in store and e-commerce traffic.
  
As expected, Indirect segment revenues decreased 36.9% to $26.0 million from $41.2 million in the prior year fourth quarter, reflecting a meaningful reduction in orders from specialty retailers as well as smaller orders from department stores and other key accounts.

Gross profit for the quarter totaled $75.1 million, or 55.7% of net revenues, compared to $89.6 million, or 58.2% of net revenues, in the prior year fourth quarter. The year-over-year 250 basis point gross profit percentage decline primarily related to increased promotional activity at the Company’s factory outlet stores, which also caused the gross profit percentage to fall modestly below the low end of the guidance range of 55.9% to 56.2%.

SG&A expense totaled $70.6 million, or 52.4% of net revenues, in the current year fourth quarter, compared to $64.9 million, or 42.1% of net revenues, in the prior year fourth quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding store impairment charges, SG&A expense totaled $60.2 million, or 44.6% of net revenues, in the current year fourth quarter, compared to $62.1 million, or 40.3% of net revenues, in the prior year fourth quarter. SG&A dollars decreased over the prior year primarily due to a decline in incentive compensation related to Company performance as well as diligent expense management, partially offset by expenses related to new stores. The SG&A expense rate was lower than the Company’s guidance of 46.1% to 46.7% due to diligent expense management.

Operating income totaled $4.7 million, or 3.5% of net revenues, in the current year fourth quarter, compared to $25.4 million, or 16.5% of net revenues, in the prior year fourth quarter. By segment, Direct operating income was $15.2 million, or 13.9% of sales, compared to $30.3 million, or 26.8% of sales, in the prior year, and Indirect operating income was $9.4 million, or 36.3% of sales, compared to $16.7 million, or 40.5% of sales, in the prior year.

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding store impairment charges, operating income totaled $15.2 million, or 11.2% of net revenues, in the current year fourth quarter, compared to $28.2 million, or 18.3% of net revenues, in the prior year fourth quarter. Excluding store impairment charges by segment, Direct operating income was $25.7 million, or 23.6% of sales, compared to $33.0 million, or 29.2% of sales, in the prior year, and Indirect operating income was $9.4 million, or 36.3% of sales, compared to $16.7 million, or 40.5% of sales, in the prior year.

Fiscal Year 2017 Details

The non-GAAP current and prior year income statement numbers referenced below exclude the impairment charges and other call-out items previously outlined.

For the current fiscal year, net revenues totaled $485.9 million compared to $502.6 million in the prior year and slightly below the Company’s guidance range of $486 million to $491 million.

Direct segment revenues for the current fiscal year totaled $355.2 million, a 1.1% increase from $351.3 million last year. Comparable sales (including e-commerce) decreased 7.0% for the fiscal year (reflecting a 7.1% decline in comparable store sales and a 6.7% decrease in e-commerce sales), which was more than offset by new store growth (the Company opened four full-line and six factory outlet stores during the past 12 months). Comparable sales were negatively impacted by year-over-year declines in store and e-commerce traffic. E-commerce and full-line store sales were also negatively impacted by lower levels of promotional activity in the first half of the fiscal year.






Indirect segment revenues decreased 13.6% to $130.8 million from $151.3 million in the prior year, primarily reflecting a reduction in orders from specialty retailers.

Gross profit for the fiscal year totaled $276.0 million, or 56.8% of net revenues, compared to $281.2 million, or 55.9% of net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the aforementioned charges, gross profit was $284.6 million, or 56.6% of net revenues, in the prior year. The year-over-year 20 basis point gross profit percentage increase (excluding charges) primarily related to sourcing efficiencies, partially reduced by increased promotional activity in the Company’s factory outlet stores. Gross profit was in line with guidance of 56.8% to 56.9%.

SG&A expense totaled $249.2 million, or 51.3% of net revenues, in the current fiscal year, compared to $236.8 million, or 47.1% of net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the aforementioned charges, SG&A expense totaled $235.5 million, or 48.5% of net revenues, in the current fiscal year, compared to $231.6 million, or 46.1% of net revenues, in the prior year. SG&A dollars increased over the prior year primarily due to new store expenses, partially offset by a decline in incentive compensation due to Company performance. The SG&A rate was lower than guidance of approximately 49.5% to 49.7% primarily due to diligent expense management.

Operating income totaled $28.2 million, or 5.8% of net revenues, for the current fiscal year, compared to $46.7 million, or 9.3% of net revenues, last year. By segment, Direct operating income was $62.6 million, or 17.6% of sales, compared to $74.1 million, or 21.1% of sales, in the prior year, and Indirect operating income was $51.0 million, or 39.0% of sales, compared to $60.4 million, or 39.9% of sales.

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the aforementioned charges, operating income totaled $41.9 million, or 8.6% of net revenues, for the current fiscal year, compared to $55.4 million, or 11.0% of net revenues, last year. Excluding the aforementioned charges by segment, Direct operating income was $75.3 million, or 21.2% of sales (which excluded $12.7 million of the aforementioned charges), compared to $80.3 million, or 22.9% of sales (which excluded $6.2 million of the aforementioned charges), in the prior year, and Indirect operating income was $51.0 million, or 39.0% of sales, compared to $61.6 million, or 40.7% of sales (which excluded $1.1 million of the aforementioned charges).

Net capital spending for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year totaled $3.3 million and $20.8 million, respectively. Capital spending for the fiscal year was generally in line with guidance of $20 million.

During the fourth quarter, the Company repurchased approximately $1.2 million worth of its common stock (approximately 91,000 shares at an average price of $13.33). These fourth quarter repurchases bring the total repurchased during the fiscal year to $24.5 million (approximately 1.6 million shares at an average repurchase price of $15.27).

Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments as of January 28, 2017 totaled $116.5 million compared to $97.7 million at January 30, 2016. The Company had no debt outstanding at fiscal year end. Year-end inventory was $102.3 million compared to $113.6 million at last fiscal year end and in line with guidance of $100 million to $110 million.

First Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook

The non-GAAP prior year numbers referenced below exclude the aforementioned store impairment charges and other previously disclosed call-out items. Current year estimates do not include any impairment, store closing, or other charges.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company expects:
Net revenues of $94 million to $99 million compared to prior year first quarter revenues of $105.2 million.
A gross profit percentage of 55.0% to 55.5% compared to 56.7% in the prior year first quarter. The planned decline reflects an expected increased level of promotional activity as well as channel mix changes.
SG&A as a percentage of net revenues of 61.1% to 63.3% compared to 53.6% in the prior year first quarter. Deleverage is primarily due to expected reduced revenues in the quarter.
Diluted loss per share of ($0.11) to ($0.14), based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of 36.2 million and an effective tax rate of 25.0%. Net income totaled $2.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the prior year first quarter.
Inventory of $100 million to $110 million at the end of the first quarter, compared to $113.4 million at the end of last year’s first quarter.

For fiscal 2018 (which includes a 53 rd week), the Company expectations are as follows:
Net revenues of $460 million to $480 million compared to $485.9 million last year.





A gross profit percentage of 56.0% to 56.5% compared to 56.8% last year. The planned decline relates to expected increased promotional activity and channel mix changes, partially offset by planned overhead savings.
SG&A as a percentage of net revenues of 50.8% to 51.3% compared to 51.3% last year. Excluding charges, SG&A as a percentage of net revenues was 48.5% last year. The planned increase, excluding charges, relates to the annualization of new store expenses, additional incentive compensation, and incremental depreciation associated with the new digital flagship. In addition, deleverage is expected due to reduced sales.
Diluted earnings per share of $0.40 to $0.50, based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of 35.8 million and an effective tax rate of 38.0%. Diluted earnings per share totaled $0.53 last year. Excluding charges, diluted earnings per share totaled $0.72 last year.
Net capital spending of approximately $10 million to $15 million compared to $20.8 million in the prior year.

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 current and prior year fourth quarter and fiscal year selling, general, and administrative expenses; operating income; net income and diluted earnings per share and prior year gross profit, 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. Beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company has excluded the impact of store impairment charges in its calculation of non-GAAP measures. For comparability, the prior year fourth quarter and fiscal year supplemental schedules have been recast to exclude the impact of the store impairment charges. The Company has also excluded the impact of a certain severance charge in the calculation of non-GAAP measures in the current fiscal year. 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. A supplemental schedule for the current year second quarter and a recast of the current year third quarter have been provided to exclude the store impairment charges and a certain severance charge.

Call Information

A conference call to discuss fourth quarter and year end results is scheduled for today, Wednesday, March 8, 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 (800) 263-8506, and enter the access code 6193691. A replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and remain available through March 22, 2017. To access the recording, listeners should dial (844) 512-2921, and enter the access code 6193691.

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 2,600 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 30, 2016. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement. Financial schedules are attached to this release.

CONTACTS:
Investors:
Julia Bentley, VP of Investor Relations and Communications
jbentley@verabradley.com
(260) 207-5116

Media:    
877-708-VERA (8372)








Vera Bradley, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
January 28,
2017
 
January 30,
2016
Assets
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
86,375

 
$
97,681

Short-term investments
 
30,152

 

Accounts receivable, net
 
23,313

 
31,294

Inventories
 
102,283

 
113,590

Income taxes receivable
 
3,217

 
785

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
10,237

 
10,292

Total current assets
 
255,577

 
253,642

Property, plant, and equipment, net
 
101,577

 
113,711

Deferred income taxes
 
13,539

 
11,363

Other assets
 
2,816

 
1,963

Total assets
 
$
373,509

 
$
380,679

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
32,619

 
$
24,606

Accrued employment costs
 
12,474

 
14,937

Other accrued liabilities
 
16,906

 
16,924

Income taxes payable
 
508

 
10,085

Total current liabilities
 
62,507

 
66,552

Long-term liabilities
 
27,216

 
28,872

Total liabilities
 
89,723

 
95,424

Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
Additional paid-in capital
 
88,739

 
85,436

Retained earnings
 
263,767

 
244,009

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(50
)
 
(43
)
Treasury stock
 
(68,670
)
 
(44,147
)
Total shareholders’ equity
 
283,786

 
285,255

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
 
$
373,509

 
$
380,679






Vera Bradley, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
Fifty-Two Weeks Ended
 
January 28,
2017
 
January 30,
2016
 
January 28,
2017
 
January 30,
2016
Net revenues
$
134,849

 
$
154,096

 
$
485,937

 
$
502,598

Cost of sales
59,760

 
64,453

 
209,891

 
221,409

Gross profit
75,089

 
89,643

 
276,046

 
281,189

Selling, general, and administrative expenses
70,643

 
64,860

 
249,155

 
236,836

Other income
212

 
635

 
1,329

 
2,369

Operating income
4,658

 
25,418

 
28,220

 
46,722

Interest expense, net
8

 
54

 
178

 
263

Income before income taxes
4,650

 
25,364

 
28,042

 
46,459

Income tax expense
1,199

 
9,653

 
8,284

 
18,901

Net income
$
3,451

 
$
15,711

 
$
19,758

 
$
27,558

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding
36,217

 
37,924

 
36,838

 
38,795

Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding
36,359

 
38,053

 
36,970

 
38,861

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic net income per share
$
0.10

 
$
0.41

 
$
0.54

 
$
0.71

Diluted net income per share
$
0.09

 
$
0.41

 
$
0.53

 
$
0.71







Vera Bradley, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Fifty-Two Weeks Ended
 
 
January 28,
2017
 
January 30,
2016
Cash flows from operating activities
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
19,758

 
$
27,558

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation of property, plant, and equipment
 
19,516

 
19,418

Impairment charges
 
12,706

 
2,755

Provision for doubtful accounts
 
439

 
515

Loss on disposal of property, plant, and equipment
 
14

 
141

Stock-based compensation
 
4,032

 
5,027

Deferred income taxes
 
(2,176
)
 
(3,340
)
Gain on short-term investment
 
(152
)
 

Changes in assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
 
7,542

 
(435
)
Inventories
 
11,307

 
(15,187
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
 
(798
)
 
(2,571
)
Accounts payable
 
9,001

 
(8,665
)
Income taxes
 
(12,009
)
 
12,508

Accrued and other liabilities
 
(3,994
)
 
5,546

Net cash provided by operating activities
 
65,186

 
43,270

Cash flows from investing activities
 
 
 
 
Purchases of property, plant, and equipment
 
(20,778
)
 
(26,322
)
     Purchase of short-term investment
 
(30,000
)
 

     Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment
 
8

 

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(50,770
)
 
(26,322
)
Cash flows from financing activities
 
 
 
 
Tax withholdings for equity compensation
 
(729
)
 
(583
)
Repurchase of common stock
 
(24,959
)
 
(30,870
)
Other financing activities, net
 
(27
)
 
(78
)
Net cash used in financing activities
 
(25,715
)
 
(31,531
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
 
(7
)
 
(28
)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
 
(11,306
)
 
(14,611
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
 
97,681

 
112,292

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
 
$
86,375

 
$
97,681

Supplemental disclosure of cash-flow information
 
 
 
 
Cash paid for income taxes, net
 
$
24,824

 
$
9,302

Cash paid for interest
 
$
248

 
$
259

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 January 28, 2017 and January 30, 2016
 
$

 
$
436

     Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of January 30, 2016 and January 31, 2015
 
$
436

 
$
116

     Purchases of property, plant, and equipment
 
 
 
 
     Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of January 28, 2017 and January 30, 2016
 
$
2,204

 
$
2,872

     Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of January 30, 2016 and January 31, 2015
 
$
2,872

 
$
2,172






Vera Bradley, Inc.
First Quarter Fiscal 2017
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended April 30, 2016
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
 
As Reported
 
Other Items 1
 
Non-GAAP (Excluding Items)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
$
56,376

 
$

 
$
56,376

Operating income
 
3,857

 

 
3,857

Income before income taxes
 
3,809

 

 
3,809

Income tax expense
 
1,391

 

 
1,391

Net income
 
2,418

 

 
2,418

Diluted net income per share
 
$
0.06

 
$

 
$
0.06

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct segment operating income
 
$
12,137

 
$

 
$
12,137

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 There were no Other Items identified during the first quarter of fiscal 2017






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

Unallocated corporate expenses
 
$
(21,854
)
 
$
(938
)
4  
$
(20,916
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Items include $1,578 for store impairment charges and $938 for a severance charge
2 Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above
3 Related to store impairment charges
4 Related to a severance charge






Vera Bradley, Inc.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2017
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended October 29, 2016
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
 
As Reported
 
Other Items
 
Non-GAAP (Excluding Items)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
$
61,831

 
$
636

1  
$
61,195

Operating income (loss)
 
11,402

 
(636
)
 
12,038

Income (loss) before income taxes
 
11,343

 
(636
)
 
11,979

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
2,563

 
(1,860
)
2  
4,423

Net income
 
8,780

 
1,224

 
7,556

Diluted net income per share
 
$
0.24

 
$
0.03

 
$
0.21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct segment operating income (loss)
 
$
17,104

 
$
(636
)
1  
$
17,740

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Items are for store impairment charges
2 Includes $1,626 related to the release of certain income tax reserves and a benefit of $234 related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above






Vera Bradley, Inc.
Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended January 28, 2017
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
 
As Reported
 
Other Items 1
 
Non-GAAP (Excluding Items)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
$
70,643

 
$
10,492

 
$
60,151

Operating income (loss)
 
4,658

 
(10,492
)
 
15,150

Income (loss) before income taxes
 
4,650

 
(10,492
)
 
15,142

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
1,199

 
(3,855
)
 
5,054

Net income (loss)
 
3,451

 
(6,637
)
 
10,088

Diluted net income (loss) per share
 
$
0.09

 
$
(0.18
)
 
$
0.28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct segment operating income (loss)
 
$
15,187

 
$
(10,492
)
 
$
25,679

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Items are for store impairment charges






Vera Bradley, Inc.
Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended January 30, 2016
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
 
As Reported
 
Other Items 1
 
Non-GAAP (Excluding Items)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
$
64,860

 
$
2,755

 
$
62,105

Operating income (loss)
 
25,418

 
(2,755
)
 
28,173

Income (loss) before income taxes
 
25,364

 
(2,755
)
 
28,119

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
9,653

 
(1,009
)
 
10,662

Net income (loss)
 
15,711

 
(1,746
)
 
17,457

Diluted net income (loss) per share
 
$
0.41

 
$
(0.05
)
 
$
0.46

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct segment operating income (loss)
 
$
30,270

 
$
(2,755
)
 
$
33,025

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Items are for store impairment charges






Vera Bradley, Inc.
Fiscal 2017
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Fifty-Two Weeks Ended January 28, 2017
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
Fifty-Two Weeks Ended
 
 
As Reported
 
Other Items
 
Non-GAAP (Excluding Items)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
$
249,155

 
$
13,644

1  
$
235,511

Operating income (loss)
 
28,220

 
(13,644
)
 
41,864

Income (loss) before income taxes
 
28,042

 
(13,644
)
 
41,686

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
8,284

 
(6,639
)
2  
14,923

Net income (loss)
 
19,758

 
(7,005
)
 
26,763

Diluted net income (loss) per share
 
$
0.53

 
$
(0.19
)
 
$
0.72

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct segment operating income (loss)
 
$
62,577

 
$
(12,706
)
3  
$
75,283

Unallocated corporate expenses
 
(85,312
)
 
(938
)
4  
(84,374
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Includes $12,706 related to store impairment charges and $938 for a severance charge
2 Includes $1,626 for the release of certain income tax reserves and a benefit of $5,013 related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above
3 Related to store impairment charges
4 Related to a severance charge






Vera Bradley, Inc.
Fiscal 2016
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Fifty-Two Weeks Ended January 30, 2016
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
Fifty-Two Weeks Ended
 
 
As Reported
 
Restructuring Items & Other Items
 
Non-GAAP (Excluding Items)
Gross profit (loss)
 
$
281,189

 
$
(3,434
)
1  
$
284,623

Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
236,836

 
5,238

2  
231,598

Operating income (loss)
 
46,722

 
(8,672
)
 
55,394

Income (loss) before income taxes
 
46,459

 
(8,672
)
 
55,131

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
18,901

 
(2,707
)
3  
21,608

Net income (loss)
 
27,558

 
(5,965
)
 
33,523

Diluted net income (loss) per share
 
$
0.71

 
$
(0.15
)
 
$
0.86

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct segment operating income (loss)
 
$
74,114

 
$
(6,225
)
4  
$
80,339

Indirect segment operating income (loss)
 
$
60,409

 
$
(1,146
)
5  
$
61,555

Unallocated corporate expenses
 
$
(87,801
)
 
$
(1,301
)
6  
$
(86,500
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Items include one-time exit costs related to the Company's manufacturing facility closure, including employee severance, a lease termination payment and fixed asset acceleration charges
2 Includes $1,301 for a severance charge, $1,182 related to a lease termination and $2,755 related to store impairment charges
3 Includes $575 related to an additional income tax reserve and a benefit of $3,282 related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above
4 Includes an allocation of $2,288 related to the one-time exit costs for the Company's manufacturing facility closure, $1,182 related to a lease termination and $2,755 related to store impairment charges
5 Related to an allocation of $1,146 for the one-time exit costs for the Company's manufacturing facility closure
6 Related to a severance charge