HOUSTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended May 3, 2008. First Quarter Sales Summary - Fiscal 2008 Total Sales Comparable Store Sales U.S. dollars, in millions Change % Change % Current Year Prior Year Current Year Prior Year Total Company $491.1 $496.1 - 1.0% MW $327.9(a) $332.3(a) - 1.3% - 6.4% (b) + 0.3% (b) K&G $100.6 $110.0 - 8.5% - 14.1% - 6.2% United States $441.3 $450.8 - 2.1% - 8.5% - 1.3% Moores $49.8 $45.3 + 10.1% - 4.2% (c) + 5.8% (c) (a) Includes retail stores and ecommerce as well as the MW Tux stores resulting from the acquisition of After Hours on April 9, 2007. (b) Comparable store sales do not include ecommerce or MW Tux stores. MW Tux stores will be included in Q2 of fiscal 2008. (c) Comparable store sales change is based on the Canadian dollar.
Diluted earnings per share were $0.19 for the first quarter ended May 3, 2008. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.20 after excluding $0.9 million of closure costs incurred in connection with the Company's previously announced planned closure of the Canadian based manufacturing facility operated by its subsidiary, Golden Brand. This compares to adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance given March 12, 2008 of $0.20 to $0.24. Diluted earnings per share for the prior year first quarter, after pro forma adjustments for the April 9, 2007 After Hours acquisition as if it had occurred on January 29, 2006, were $0.59 (refer to the Company's first quarter fiscal 2007 quarterly report on Form 10-Q and comments below). Prior year first quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.75.
FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
The condensed consolidated statements of earnings attached to this press release reflect the Company's GAAP results of operations for the three months ended May 3, 2008 and May 5, 2007, as well as pro forma results of operations for the three months ended May 5, 2007. Since the acquisition of After Hours occurred on April 9, 2007, the inclusion of its off-season operations as if the acquisition had occurred prior to the beginning of the 2007 first quarter reduces that quarter's diluted earnings per share from $0.75 on a GAAP basis to $0.59 on a pro forma basis and allows for a comparison of the first quarter results on a comparable operations basis. Accordingly, the following highlights of the Company's operating results are based on a comparison of the pro forma results for the 2007 first quarter with the GAAP results for the 2008 first quarter.
-- Total company sales decreased 6.7% for the quarter. - Apparel sales, representing 79.11% of 2008 total net sales, decreased 4.6% due primarily to decreases in the Company's comparable store sales driven by a reduction in store traffic levels. - Tuxedo rental revenues, representing 14.29% of 2008 total net sales, decreased 18.6%. This decline was primarily driven by reduced tuxedo rental sales at the Company's stores acquired from After Hours as well as the sale of the acquired wholesale tuxedo rental operations in July 2007. These declines were partially offset by increases at the Company's Men's Wearhouse stores. -- Gross margin before occupancy costs, as a percentage of total net sales, decreased 28 basis points from pro forma 58.38% to 58.10%. Increases in clothing product margins, as a percentage of related sales, of 97 basis points were offset by a reduction in the percentage of total net sales derived from tuxedo rentals from 16.38% to 14.29% as well as deleveraging of fixed costs related to alteration and other services. -- Occupancy costs increased, as a percentage of total net sales, by 271 basis points from pro forma 12.27% to 14.98% primarily due to the deleveraging effect of reduced comparable store sales, increased rental rates for new and renewed leases and increased depreciation expense from the rebranding of After Hours stores to MW Tux. -- Selling, general, and administrative expenses, as a percentage of total net sales, increased 378 basis points from pro forma 36.26% to 40.04%. This increase was primarily due to the deleveraging effect of reduced net sales. -- Operating income was $15.1 million compared to pro forma $51.8 million for the same period last year and net income was $9.9 million compared to pro forma $32.1 million. -- The effective tax rate for the 2008 first quarter was 30.6%.
SECOND QUARTER 2008 GUIDANCE
In the summer of 2008, the Company expects to close the Canadian based manufacturing facility operated by its subsidiary, Golden Brand. The company estimates the pre tax cost to close the facility will be approximately $8.1 million or the equivalent of $0.10 per diluted share outstanding for the fiscal year. The pre tax cost for the first quarter was $0.9 million or the equivalent of $0.01 per diluted share outstanding. The pre tax cost for the second quarter is estimated at $5.2 million or the equivalent of $0.06 per diluted share outstanding and the pre tax cost for the third quarter is estimated at $2.0 million or the equivalent of $0.02 per diluted share outstanding. Due to the effect of rounding, the sum of the quarterly per share amounts does not equal the full year.
Excluding the Golden Brand closure costs for the second quarter, the Company expects adjusted diluted earnings per share to be $0.75 to $0.79. Including these costs, GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to be $0.69 to $0.73. This guidance assumes same store sales at MW, including MW Tux stores, to decrease in the mid to high single digit range, at K&G to decrease in the low teens digit range and at Moores to decrease in the low single digit range.
The guidance includes an estimated effective tax rate of approximately 38.8% for the second quarter. The fully diluted shares outstanding are estimated to be 51.4 million.
FISCAL 2008 GUIDANCE
Based on its actual results for the first quarter, the Company believes achieving a level of operating performance for the second half of the fiscal year anticipated in its initial annual guidance provided on March 12, 2008 will be challenging under current market conditions.
The Company, therefore, is updating its adjusted diluted earnings per share outlook for the year to a range of $1.75 to $1.85 excluding the Golden Brand closure costs. Including these costs, GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to be $1.65 to $1.75. This annual guidance reflects a comparable store sales decrease in the mid single digits for TMW, a low double digit decrease at K&G, and a low single digit decrease for Moores.
CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INFORMATION
At 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, company management will host a conference call and real time web cast to review the fiscal first quarter and its outlook for fiscal 2008.
To access the conference call, dial 303-262-2137. To access the live webcast presentation, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.tmw.com. A telephonic replay will be available through June 4, 2008 by calling 303-590-3000 and entering the access code of 11112683# or a webcast archive will be available free on the website for approximately 90 days. STORE INFORMATION May 3, 2008 May 5, 2007 Number Sq. Ft. Number Sq. Ft. of Stores (000's) of Stores (000's) Men's Wearhouse 571 3,203.1 544 3,034.1 MW Tux (a) 492 662.0 509 647.3 Moores, Clothing for Men 116 721.2 116 722.6 K&G (b) 106 2,451.2 98 2,278.7 Total 1,285 7,037.5 1,267 6,682.7 (a) MW Tux stores resulting from the acquisition of After Hours on April 9, 2007. (b) 90 and 80 stores, respectively, offering women's apparel.
Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel with 1,285 stores. The Men's Wearhouse, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories and the MW Tux (formerly After Hours) stores carry a limited selection. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men's Wearhouse, Moores and MW Tux stores.
This press release contains forward-looking information. The forward- looking statements are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by various factors, including sensitivity to economic conditions and consumer confidence, possibility of limited ability to expand Men's Wearhouse stores, possibility that certain of our expansion strategies may present greater risks and other factors described in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 2, 2008.
For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit the Company's website at http://www.tmw.com.
CONTACT: Neill Davis, EVP & CFO, Men's Wearhouse (281) 776-7200 Ken Dennard, DRG&E (713) 529-6600 THE MEN'S WEARHOUSE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (Unaudited) FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED May 3, 2008, May 5, 2007 AND PRO FORMA May 5, 2007 (In thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Pro % of % of Forma % of 2008 Sales 2007 Sales 2007 Sales Net sales: Clothing product $388,491 79.11% $403,500 81.33% $407,018 77.37% Tuxedo rental services 70,194 14.29% 59,860 12.07% 86,194 16.38% Alteration and other services 32,411 6.60% 32,758 6.60% 32,886 6.25% Total net sales 491,096 100.00% 496,118 100.00% 526,098 100.00% Cost of sales: Clothing product including buying and distribution costs 168,491 34.31% 177,843 35.85% 180,457 34.30% Tuxedo rental services 12,565 2.56% 9,669 1.95% 14,345 2.73% Alteration and other services 24,731 5.04% 24,156 4.87% 24,156 4.59% Occupancy costs 73,554 14.98% 58,177 11.73% 64,571 12.27% Total cost of sales 279,341 56.88% 269,845 54.39% 283,529 53.89% Gross margin 211,755 43.12% 226,273 45.61% 242,569 46.11% Selling, general and administrative expenses 196,650 40.04% 161,010 32.45% 190,789 36.26% Operating income 15,105 3.08% 65,263 13.15% 51,780 9.84% Interest income (821) -0.17% (1,632) -0.33% (1,154) -0.22% Interest expense 1,599 0.33% 1,086 0.22% 1,297 0.25% Earnings before income taxes 14,327 2.92% 65,809 13.26% 51,637 9.82% Provision for income taxes 4,384 0.89% 24,876 5.01% 19,570 3.72% Net earnings $9,943 2.02% $40,933 8.25% $32,067 6.10% Net earnings per share: Basic $0.19 $0.76 $0.59 Diluted $0.19 $0.75 $0.59 Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 51,470 53,963 53,963 Diluted 51,864 54,709 54,709 Note: The pro forma condensed consolidated statement of earnings presents the Company's results of operations as if the After Hours acquisition had occurred on January 29, 2006, after giving effect to certain purchase accounting adjustments. The pro forma information is not necessarily indicative of actual results had the acquisition occurred on January 29, 2006. THE MEN'S WEARHOUSE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) (Unaudited) May 3, May 5, 2008 2007 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $76,660 $87,031 Short-term investments 9,668 38,500 Accounts receivable, net 26,858 30,171 Inventories 488,137 474,413 Other current assets 58,007 63,767 Total current assets 659,330 693,882 Property and equipment, net 406,944 364,256 Tuxedo rental product, net 92,405 83,824 Goodwill 62,481 58,517 Other assets, net 26,182 19,726 Total assets $1,247,342 $1,220,205 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $121,193 $121,162 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 131,436 152,885 Income taxes payable - 21,135 Total current liabilities $252,629 $295,182 Long-term debt 106,870 78,105 Deferred taxes and other liabilities 67,498 64,680 Total liabilities 426,997 437,967 Shareholders' equity: Preferred stock - - Common stock 697 694 Capital in excess of par 305,601 293,874 Retained earnings 886,386 784,053 Accumulated other comprehensive income 40,198 30,481 Total 1,232,882 1,109,102 Treasury stock, at cost (412,537) (326,864) Total shareholders equity 820,345 782,238 Total liabilities and equity $1,247,342 $1,220,205 THE MEN'S WEARHOUSE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED May 3, 2008 AND May 5, 2007 (In thousands) Three Months Ended 2008 2007 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net earnings $9,943 $40,933 Non-cash adjustments to net earnings: Depreciation and amortization 23,698 17,006 Tuxedo rental product amortization 8,066 6,926 Other 2,126 2,313 Changes in assets and liabilities (36,577) (26,909) Net cash provided by operating activities 7,256 40,269 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Capital expenditures (29,860) (11,661) Net non-cash assets acquired - (69,747) Purchases of available-for-sale investments - (137,955) Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale investments 50,254 99,455 Other - 1,191 Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 20,394 (118,717) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Cash dividends paid (3,632) (2,729) Proceeds from revolving credit facility 100,600 - Payments on revolving credit facility (83,975) - Proceeds from issuance of common stock 609 3,670 Purchase of treasury stock (156) (19,290) Other (1,336) 378 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 12,110 (17,971) Effect of exchange rate changes (2,546) 3,756 INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 37,214 (92,663) Balance at beginning of period 39,446 179,694 Balance at end of period $76,660 $87,031
SOURCE Men's Wearhouse
Released May 28, 2008