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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MAY 2, 2015

 

OR

 

o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM _______ TO______

 

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 0-14818

 

TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York   14-1541629
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer
    Identification Number)

 

38 Corporate Circle

Albany, New York 12203

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(518) 452-1242

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by a check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Sections 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes x No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer x   Non-accelerated filer o

Smaller reporting company o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Common Stock, $.01 par value,

31,154,500 shares outstanding as of May 2, 2015

 

TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

INDEX TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

  Form 10-Q
Page No.
   
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
   
Item 1 – Interim Financial Statements (Unaudited)  
   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014  3
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations – Thirteen Weeks Ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014  4
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) – Thirteen Weeks Ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014  5
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Thirteen Weeks Ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014  6
   
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements  7
   
Item 2 - Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 13
   
Item 3 – Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 20
   
Item 4 – Controls and Procedures 20
   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
   
Item 1 – Legal Proceedings 21
   
Item 1A- Risk Factors 21
   
Item 2 – Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 21
   
Item 3 – Defaults Upon Senior Securities 21
   
Item 4 – Mine Safety Disclosures 21
   
Item 5 – Other Information 21
   
Item 6 – Exhibits 21
   
Signatures 22
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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

PART 1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1 - Financial Statements

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except per share and share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

   May 2,   January 31,   May 3, 
   2015   2015   2014 
ASSETS               
CURRENT ASSETS:               
Cash and cash equivalents  $102,540   $118,537   $90,088 
Merchandise inventory   121,577    126,377    140,138 
Other current assets   9,112    10,244    9,759 
Total current assets   233,229    255,158    239,985 
                
NET FIXED ASSETS   18,026    15,769    13,914 
OTHER ASSETS   9,328    9,082    9,132 
TOTAL ASSETS  $260,583   $280,009   $263,031 
                
LIABILITIES               
CURRENT LIABILITIES:               
Accounts payable  $44,582   $63,527   $46,999 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   7,260    7,397    7,839 
Deferred revenue   9,490    9,852    9,569 
Current portion of capital lease obligations   649    938    1,101 
Total current liabilities   61,981    81,714    65,508 
                
CAPITAL LEASE OBLIGATIONS, less current portion           649 
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES   26,769    26,555    23,109 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   88,750    108,269    89,266 
                
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY               
Preferred stock ($0.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued)            
Common stock ($0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 58,337,668, 58,337,668 and 58,316,668 shares issued, respectively)   583    583    583 
Additional paid-in capital   315,619    315,486    315,022 
Treasury stock at cost (27,183,168, 27,094,423 and 26,320,550 shares, respectively)   (226,732)   (226,412)   (223,762)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income   (2,095)   (2,181)   26 
Retained earnings   84,458    84,264    81,896 
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY   171,833    171,740    173,765 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $260,583   $280,009   $263,031 

 

See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

   Thirteen Weeks Ended 
   May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
 
         
Net sales  $77,963   $87,216 
Cost of sales   47,160    54,439 
Gross profit   30,803    32,777 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   30,127    32,633 
Income from operations   676    144 
Interest expense, net   438    483 
Income (loss) before income tax expense   238    (339)
Income tax expense   44    47 
Net income (loss)  $194   $(386)
           
BASIC AND DILUTED INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE:          
Basic income (loss) per share  $0.01   $(0.01)
           
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic   31,208    32,089 
           
Diluted income (loss) per share  $0.01   $(0.01)
           
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – diluted   31,371    32,089 

 

See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

   Thirteen Weeks Ended 
   May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
 
         
Net income (loss)  $194   $(386)
           
Amortization of pension costs   76    145 
           
Comprehensive income (loss)  $270   $(241)

 

See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

   Thirteen Weeks Ended 
   May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
 
Net cash used by operating activities  $(12,009)  $(20,352)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchases of fixed assets   (3,379)   (3,489)
Net cash used by investing activities   (3,379)   (3,489)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Cash dividends paid       (16,036)
Payments of capital lease obligations   (289)   (254)
Exercise of stock options       31 
Purchase of treasury stock   (320)   (814)
Net cash used by financing activities   (609)   (17,073)
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (15,997)   (40,914)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   118,537    131,002 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $102,540   $90,088 

 

See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014

 

Note 1. Nature of Operations

 

Trans World Entertainment Corporation and subsidiaries (“the Company”) is one of the largest specialty retailers of entertainment products, including video, music, electronics, trend, video games and related products in the United States. The Company operates a chain of retail entertainment stores, primarily under the names f.y.e. for your entertainment and Suncoast Motion Pictures, and e-commerce sites, www.fye.com, www.wherehouse.com, and www.secondspin.com in a single industry segment. As of May 2, 2015, the Company operated 310 stores totaling approximately 1.8 million square feet in the United States, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

 

Liquidity and Cash Flows:

The Company’s primary sources of working capital are cash and cash equivalents on hand, cash provided by operations and borrowing capacity under its revolving credit facility (See Note 6 for further details). The Company’s cash flows fluctuate from quarter to quarter due to various items, including seasonality of sales and earnings, merchandise inventory purchases and returns and the related terms on the purchases and capital expenditures. Management believes it will have adequate resources to fund its cash needs for the next twelve months and beyond, including its capital spending, its seasonal increase in merchandise inventory and other operating cash requirements and commitments.

 

Management anticipates that any future cash requirements due to a shortfall in cash from operations would be funded by the Company’s cash and cash equivalents on hand and its revolving credit facility.

 

Seasonality:

The Company’s business is seasonal, with the fourth fiscal quarter constituting the Company’s peak selling period. In fiscal 2014, the fourth quarter accounted for approximately 35% of annual net sales and all of net income. In anticipation of increased sales activity in the fourth quarter, the Company purchases additional inventory and hires seasonal associates to supplement its core store sales and distribution center staffs. If, for any reason, the Company’s sales were below seasonal norms during the fourth quarter, the Company’s operating results could be adversely affected. Quarterly sales can also be affected by the timing of new product releases, new store openings, store closings and the performance of existing stores.

 

Note 2: Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements consist of Trans World Entertainment Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Record Town, Inc. (“Record Town”), and Record Town’s subsidiaries, all of which are wholly-owned. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

 

The interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information furnished in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflects all normal, recurring adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for the fair presentation of such financial statements. The

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preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to rules and regulations applicable to interim financial statements.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses include miscellaneous income and expense items, other than interest.  The Company recorded miscellaneous income items of $1.5 million and $1.3 million for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively.

 

The information presented in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of January 31, 2015 has been derived from the Company’s January 31, 2015 audited consolidated financial statements. All other information has been derived from the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015.

 

The Company’s significant accounting policies are the same as those described in Note 1 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015.

 

Note 3. Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

 

In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No.  2014-08, Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity, (“ASU 2014-08”). This amendment changes the requirements for reporting discontinued operations and includes enhanced disclosures about discontinued operations. Under the amendment, only those disposals of components of an entity that represent a strategic shift that has a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results will be reported as discontinued operations in the financial statements. ASU 2014-08 is effective prospectively for annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014, and interim reporting periods within those years. The Company adopted ASU 2014-08 as of the beginning of 2015 and it did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, cash flows, or results of operations.

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Note 4. Stock Based Compensation

 

Total stock-based compensation expense recognized in the condensed consolidated statements of operations for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014 was approximately $133,000 and $60,000, respectively, before income taxes. No deferred tax benefit was recorded against stock-based compensation expense for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014.

 

As of May 2, 2015, there was approximately $756,000 of unrecognized compensation cost related to stock award awards that is expected to be recognized as expense over a weighted average period of 2.1 years.

 

As of May 2, 2015, stock awards authorized for issuance under the Company’s current long term equity incentive plans total 8.0 million. There are certain authorized stock awards for which the Company no longer grants awards. Of these awards authorized for issuance, 2.2 million were granted and are outstanding, 1.2 million of which were vested and exercisable. Awards available for future grants at May 2, 2015 were 2.4 million.

 

The table below outlines the assumptions that the Company used to estimate the fair value of stock based awards granted during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015:

 

Dividend yield   0%
Expected stock price volatility   42.0%-50.2%
Risk-free interest rate   1.32%-1.71%
Expected award life (in years)   4.98-5.71
Weighted average fair value per share of awards granted during the period   $1.47

 

The following table summarizes stock award activity during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015:

 

      Employee and Director Stock Award Plans
      Number of   Weighted   Weighted   Other   Weighted
      Shares
Subject To
Option
  Average
Exercise Price
  Average
Remaining
Contractual Term
  Share
Awards(1)
  Average
Grant
Fair Value
Balance January 31, 2015       2,465,110     $ 6.81       3.8       237,400     $ 3.75  
Granted       135,000       3.73       9.9       13,774       3.63  
Canceled       (668,735 )     14.00                    
Balance May 2, 2015       1,931,375     $ 4.10       5.2       251,174     $ 3.74  
Exercisable May 2, 2015       1,182,625     $ 4.42       3.0       51,774     $ 4.68  

 

(1)Other Share Awards include deferred shares granted to Directors and restricted share units granted to executive officers.

 

As of May 2, 2015, the intrinsic value of stock awards outstanding was approximately $680,000 and exercisable was $455,000.

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Note 5. Defined Benefit Plans

 

The Company maintains a non-qualified Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (“SERP”) for certain executive officers of the Company. The SERP provides eligible executives defined pension benefits that supplement benefits under other retirement arrangements. During the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015, the Company did not make any cash contributions to the SERP and presently expects to pay approximately $182,000 in benefits relating to the SERP during Fiscal 2015.

 

The Company had previously provided the Board of Directors with a noncontributory, unfunded retirement plan (“Director Retirement Plan”) that paid retired directors an annual retirement benefit. During the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015, the Company did not make any cash contributions to the Director Retirement Plan, and presently expects to pay approximately $25,000 in benefits relating to the Director Retirement Plan during Fiscal 2015.

 

The measurement date for the SERP and Director Retirement Plan is fiscal year end, using actuarial techniques which reflect estimates for mortality, turnover and expected retirement. In addition, management makes assumptions concerning future salary increases. Discount rates are generally established as of the measurement date using theoretical bond models that select high-grade corporate bonds with maturities or coupons that correlate to the expected payouts of the applicable liabilities.

 

The following represents the components of the net periodic pension cost related to the Company’s SERP and Director Retirement Plan for the respective periods:  

 

   Thirteen weeks ended  
   May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
 
   (in thousands) 
Service cost  $17   $14 
Interest cost   145    172 
Amortization of prior service cost   85    180 
Amortization of net gain   (9)   (35)
Net periodic pension cost  $238   $331 

 

Note 6. Line of Credit

 

In May 2012, the Company entered into a $75 million credit facility (“Credit Facility”) which amended the previous credit facility. The principal amount of all outstanding loans under the Credit Facility together with any accrued but unpaid interest, are due and payable in May 2017, unless otherwise paid earlier pursuant to the terms of the Credit Facility. Payments of amounts due under the Credit Facility are secured by the assets of the Company.

 

The Credit Facility includes customary provisions, including affirmative and negative covenants, which include representations, warranties and restrictions on additional indebtedness and acquisitions. The Credit Facility also includes customary events of default, including, among other things, material adverse effect, bankruptcy, and certain changes of control. The Credit Facility also contains other terms and conditions, including limitations on the payment of dividends and covenants around the number of store closings. The Company is compliant with all covenants.

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Interest under the Credit Facility will accrue, at the election of the Company, at a Base Rate or LIBO Rate, plus, in each case, an Applicable Margin, which is determined by reference to the level of availability, with the Applicable Margin for LIBO Rate loans ranging from 2.25% to 2.75% and the Applicable Margin for Prime Rate loans ranging from 0.75% to 1.25%. In addition, a commitment fee ranging from 0.375% to 0.50% is also payable on unused commitments.

 

The availability under the Credit Facility is subject to limitations based on inventory levels.

 

During the first quarters of 2015 and 2014, the Company did not have any borrowings under the Credit Facility. The Company did not have any borrowings under its Credit Facility during Fiscal 2012, Fiscal 2013 and Fiscal 2014. As of May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, the Company had no outstanding letter of credit obligations under the Credit Facility. The Company had $38 million and $47 million available for borrowing as of May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively.

 

Note 7. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) that the Company reports in the condensed consolidated balance sheets represents the difference between the accrued pension liability and accrued benefit cost, net of taxes, associated with the Company’s defined benefit plans. Comprehensive income (loss) consists of net income and the reclassification of pension costs previously reported in comprehensive income (loss) for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014.

 

Note 8. Depreciation and Amortization of Fixed Assets

 

Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations is as follows:

 

   Thirteen Weeks Ended  
   May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
 
   (in thousands) 
Cost of sales  $122   $123 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   964    782 
Total  $1,086   $905 

 

Note 9. Income (Loss) Per Share

 

Basic income (loss) per share is calculated by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted income per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock or resulted in the issuance of common stock (net of any assumed repurchases) that then shared in the earnings of the Company, if any. It is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the sum of the weighted average shares outstanding and additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the dilutive potential common shares had been issued for the Company’s common stock awards from the Company’s Stock Award Plans.

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Weighted average shares are calculated as follows:

 

   Thirteen weeks ended 
   May 2, 2015   May 3, 2014 
   (in thousands) 
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic   31,208    32,089 
Dilutive effect of employee stock options   163     
Weighted average common shares outstanding–diluted   31,371    32,089 
           
Anti-dilutive stock options   1,405    1,685 

 

Note 10. Shareholders’ Equity

 

During the thirteen weeks ending May 2, 2015, the Company repurchased 88,745 shares of common stock at an average price of $3.57 per share. Since the inception of the program, the Company has repurchased 1,662,563 shares of common stock at an average price of $3.84 per share. The Company has approximately $15.6 million available for purchase under its repurchase program.

 

The Company classified the repurchased shares as treasury stock on the Company’s balance sheet.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

PART 1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 2 - Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and

Results of Operations

May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014

 

Overview

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations provides information that the Company’s management believes necessary to achieve an understanding of its financial statements and results of operations. To the extent that such analysis contains statements which are not of a historical nature, such statements are forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. These risks include, but are not limited to, changes in the competitive environment for the Company’s merchandise, including the entry or exit of non-traditional retailers of the Company’s merchandise to or from its markets; releases by the music, video and video games industries of an increased or decreased number of “hit releases”; general economic factors in markets where the Company’s merchandise is sold; and other factors discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report and the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015.

 

At May 2, 2015, the Company operated 310 stores totaling approximately 1.8 million square feet in the United States, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Company’s stores offer predominantly entertainment product, including video and music. In total, these two categories represented 73% of the Company’s net sales for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015. The balance of categories, including trend, electronics, video games and related products represented 27% of the Company’s net sales for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015.

 

The Company’s results have been, and will continue to be, contingent upon management’s ability to understand industry trends and to manage the business in response to those trends and general economic trends. Management monitors a number of key performance indicators to evaluate its performance, including:

 

Net sales and comparable store net sales: The Company measures and reports the rate of comparable store net sales change. A store is included in comparable store net sales calculations at the beginning of its thirteenth full month of operation. Stores relocated/expanded or downsized are excluded from comparable store net sales if the change in square footage is greater than 20%. Closed stores that were open for at least thirteen months are included in comparable store net sales through the month immediately preceding the month of closing. The Company further analyzes net sales by store format and by product category.

 

Cost of Sales and Gross Profit: Gross profit is impacted primarily by the mix of products sold, by discounts negotiated with vendors and discounts offered to customers. The Company records its distribution and product shrink expenses in cost of sales. Distribution expenses include those costs associated with receiving, shipping, inspecting and warehousing product and costs associated with product returns to vendors. Cost of sales further includes obsolescence costs and is reduced by the benefit of vendor allowances, net of direct reimbursements of expense.

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Selling, General and Administrative (“SG&A”) Expenses: Included in SG&A expenses are payroll and related costs, occupancy charges, general operating and overhead expenses and depreciation charges (excluding those related to distribution operations, as disclosed in Note 8 to the condensed consolidated financial statements). Selling, general and administrative expenses also include fixed asset write offs associated with store closures, if any, and miscellaneous income and expense items, other than interest. The Company recorded miscellaneous income items of $1.5 million and $1.3 million for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014.

 

Balance Sheet and Ratios: The Company views cash, net inventory investment (merchandise inventory less accounts payable) and working capital (current assets less current liabilities) as relevant indicators of its financial position. See Liquidity and Capital Resources for further discussion of these items.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended May 2, 2015

Compared to the Thirteen Weeks Ended May 3, 2014

 

The following table sets forth a period over period comparison of the Company’s net sales by category:

 

   Thirteen Weeks Ended
   May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
   Change   %  Comp
Store Net
Sales
    (in thousands, except store data)           
                          
Net sales  $77,963   $87,216   $(9,253)   (10.6%)   (3.0)%
As a % of sales                         
Video   46.1%   47.7%             (7.4%)
Music   27.3%   28.5%             (7.1%)
Trend   14.3%   10.8%             26.5%
Electronics   9.0%   8.4%             6.1%
Video Games   3.3%   4.6%             (23.0%)
                          
Store Count:   310    333    (23)   (6.9%)     

 

Net sales: Comparable sales decreased 3.0% for the first quarter due to negative comparable sales in the video, music, and video games categories. Net sales decreased 10.6% during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015, as compared to the same period last year. The decline in net sales for the thirteen week period resulted from a decrease in store count of 6.9%.

 

Video:

Comparable store net sales in the video category decreased 7.4% during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015. The video category represented 46.1% of total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 compared to 47.7% in the comparable quarter last year. Video comparable sales in 2015 were negatively impacted by the release of Frozen in last year’s first quarter.

 

According to Warner Brothers Home Video, total physical video sales industrywide were down 20.1% during the period corresponding to the Company’s first fiscal quarter.

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Music:

Comparable store net sales in the music category decreased 7.1% during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015. The music category represented 27.3% of total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 compared to 28.5% in the comparable quarter last year.

 

According to Soundscan, total physical unit sales of albums industry-wide were down 8.5% during the period corresponding to the Company’s first fiscal quarter.

 

Trend:

Comparable store net sales in the trend category increased 26.5% during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015. Trend product represented 14.3% of total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 compared to 10.8% in the comparable quarter last year.

 

Electronics:

Comparable store net sales in the electronics category increased 6.1% during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015. Electronics net sales represented 9.0% of total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 compared to 8.4% in the comparable quarter last year.

 

Video Games:

Comparable store net sales for video games decreased 23.0% during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015. Currently, 56 stores, or 18.1% of the Company’s stores carry games on a go forward basis.

 

Gross Profit. The following table sets forth a period over period comparison of the Company’s gross profit:

 

   Thirteen weeks ended
(in thousands)
   Change
   May 2, 2015   May 3, 2014   $   %
Gross Profit  $30,803   $32,777   $(1,974)   (6.0%)
                     
As a % of net sales   39.5%   37.6%          

 

Gross profit decreased 6.0% for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 as compared to the comparable period last year. The increase in gross profit as a percentage of sales was driven by increases in all of our merchandise categories through disciplined inventory control, better price management and a shift in mix to higher margin categories.

 

SG&A Expenses. The following table sets forth a period over period comparison of the Company’s SG&A expenses:

 

   Thirteen weeks ended
(in thousands)
   Change
   May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
   $   %
SG&A  $30,127   $32,633   $(2,506)   (7.7%)
                     
As a % of net sales    38.6%   37.4%          

 

For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015, SG&A expenses decreased $2.5 million, or 7.7% on the net sales decline of 10.6% resulting in a 120 basis point increase in SG&A expenses as a percentage of net

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sales. The increase in SG&A as a percentage of net sales is due to lost leverage on the comparable sales decline.

 

Interest Expense, Net. Net interest expense was approximately $438,000 during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015, compared to approximately $483,000 during the thirteen weeks ended May 3, 2014. Net interest expense consists primarily of interest on capital leases, unused commitment fees and the amortization of fees related to the Company’s credit facility.

 

Income Tax Expense (Benefit).  In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent on the generation of future taxable income. Management considers the scheduled reversal of taxable temporary differences, projected future taxable income and tax planning strategies in making this assessment. Based on available objective evidence, management concluded that a full valuation allowance should be recorded against the Company’s deferred tax assets. Management will continue to assess the need for and amount of the valuation allowance against the deferred tax assets by giving consideration to all available evidence to the Company’s ability to generate future taxable income in its conclusion of the need for a full valuation allowance. Any reversal of the Company’s valuation allowance will favorably impact its results of operations in the period of reversal. The Company is currently unable to determine whether or when that reversal might occur, but it will continue to assess the realizability of its deferred tax assets and will adjust the valuation allowance if it is more likely than not that all or a portion of the deferred tax assets will become realizable in the future. The Company has significant net operating loss carry forwards and other tax attributes that are available to offset projected taxable income and current taxes payable, if any, for the year ending January 30, 2016.  The deferred tax impact resulting from the utilization of the net operating loss carry forwards and other tax attributes will be offset by a reduction in the valuation allowance.  As of January 31, 2015, the Company had a net operating loss carry forward of $158.8 million for federal income tax purposes and approximately $247 million for state income tax purposes that expire at various times through 2031 and are subject to certain limitations and statutory expiration periods.

 

For the thirteen week periods ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, the Company’s current tax expense was associated with quarter-specific items attributable to interest accruals on related uncertain tax positions and state taxes based on modified gross receipts incurred for these thirteen week periods.

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Net Income (Loss). The following table sets forth a period over period comparison of the Company’s net income (loss):

 

   Thirteen weeks ended 
   May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
   Change 
       (in thousands)     
             
Income (loss) before income tax  $238   $(339)  $577 
                
Income tax expense   44    47    3 
Net income (loss)  $194   $(386)  $580 

 

For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015, the Company’s net income increased approximately $580,000 to a profit of $194,000 from a loss of $386,000 for the thirteen weeks ended May 3, 2014. The increase was primarily due to a 190 basis point increase in the Company’s gross margin rate.

 

LIQUIDITY

 

Liquidity and Cash Flows: The Company’s primary sources of working capital are cash and cash equivalents on hand, cash provided by operations and borrowing capacity under its revolving credit facility (See Note 6 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for further details). The Company’s cash flows fluctuate from quarter to quarter due to various items, including seasonality of net sales and earnings, merchandise inventory purchases and returns and the related terms on the purchases and capital expenditures. Management believes it will have adequate resources to fund its cash needs for the next twelve months and beyond, including its capital spending, its seasonal increase in merchandise inventory and other operating cash requirements and commitments.

 

Management anticipates that any future cash requirements due to a shortfall in cash from operations would be funded by the Company’s cash and cash equivalents on hand and its revolving credit facility, discussed hereafter. The Company does not expect any material changes in the mix (between equity and debt) or the relative cost of capital resources.

 

The following table sets forth a summary of key components of cash flow and working capital for each of the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, or at those dates:

 

   As of or for the
Thirteen weeks ended
   Change 
(in thousands)  May 2,
2015
   May 3,
2014
   $ 
Operating Cash Flows  $(12,009)  $(20,352)  $8,343 
Investing Cash Flows   (3,379)   (3,489)   110 
Financing Cash Flows   (609)   (17,073)   16,464 
Capital Expenditures   (3,379)   (3,489)   110 
                
Cash and Cash Equivalents   102,540    90,088    12,452 
Merchandise Inventory   121,577    140,138    (18,561)
Working Capital   171,248    174,477    (3,229)
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The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $102.5 million at May 2, 2015, compared to $118.5 million at January 31, 2015 and $90.1 million at May 3, 2014. Merchandise inventory was $68 per square foot at May 2, 2015 compared to $71 per square foot as of May 3, 2014.

 

Cash used by operating activities was $12.0 million for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015. The primary use of cash was an $18.9 million seasonal reduction of accounts payable, partially offset by a $4.8 million reduction in inventory. The Company’s merchandise inventory and accounts payable are influenced by the seasonality of its business. A significant reduction of accounts payable occurs annually in the fiscal first quarter, reflecting payments for merchandise inventory purchased during the prior year’s holiday season.

 

Cash used by investing activities, which was constituted entirely of capital expenditures, was $3.4 million for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015.

 

Cash used by financing activities was $0.6 million for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015. The primary uses of cash were the purchases of common stock for $320,000 and payments on capital leases for $289,000.

 

During the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015, the Company repurchased 88,745 shares of common stock at an average price of $3.57 per share. Since the inception of the program, the Company has repurchased 1,662,563 shares of common stock at an average price of $3.84 per share. The Company has approximately $15.6 million available under its repurchase program.

 

On March 6, 2014, the Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $0.50 per common share. The total special dividend payout was $16.0 million.

 

In May 2012, the Company entered into a $75 million credit facility (“Credit Facility”) which amended the previous credit facility. The principal amount of all outstanding loans under the Credit Facility together with any accrued but unpaid interest, are due and payable in May 2017, unless otherwise paid earlier pursuant to the terms of the Credit Facility. Payments of amounts due under the Credit Facility are secured by the assets of the Company.

 

The Credit Facility includes customary provisions, including affirmative and negative covenants, which include representations, warranties and restrictions on additional indebtedness and acquisitions. The Credit Facility also includes customary events of default, including, among other things, material adverse effect, bankruptcy, and certain changes of control. The Credit Facility also contains other terms and conditions, including limitations on the payment of dividends and covenants around the number of store closings. The Company is compliant with all covenants.

 

Interest under the Credit Facility will accrue, at the election of the Company, at a Base Rate or LIBO Rate, plus, in each case, an Applicable Margin, which is determined by reference to the level of availability, with the Applicable Margin for LIBO Rate loans ranging from 2.25% to 2.75% and the Applicable Margin for Prime Rate loans ranging from 0.75% to 1.25%. In addition, a commitment fee ranging from 0.375% to 0.50% is also payable on unused commitments.

 

The availability under the Credit Facility is subject to limitations based on sufficient inventory levels.

 

During the first quarters of Fiscal 2015 and 2014, the Company did not have any borrowings under the Credit Facility. The Company did not have any borrowings under its Credit Facility during Fiscal 2012, Fiscal 2013 and Fiscal 2014. As of May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, the Company had no outstanding letter of credit

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obligations under the Credit Facility. The Company had $38 million and $47 million available for borrowing as of May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively.

 

Capital Expenditures. During the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2015, the Company made capital expenditures of $3.4 million. The Company currently plans to spend approximately $15.0 million for capital expenditures in fiscal 2015.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires that management apply accounting policies and make estimates and assumptions that affect results of operations and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities in the financial statements. Management continually evaluates its estimates and judgments including those related to merchandise inventory and return costs, income taxes and accounting for gift card liability. Management bases its estimates and judgments on historical experience and other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included in the Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2015 includes a summary of the critical accounting policies and methods used by the Company in the preparation of its condensed consolidated financial statements. There have been no material changes or modifications to the policies since January 31, 2015.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements:

 

On May 28, 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. The ASU will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective. The new standard is effective for the Company on January 28, 2017. Early application is not permitted. The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2014-09 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. The Company has not yet selected a transition method nor has it determined the effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting. In April 2015, the FASB proposed a one-year deferral of the effective date of the new revenue standard. As a result of this proposal, ASU 2014-09 would be effective for the Company beginning on February 4, 2018.

 

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-15, Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern, which requires the Company to assess their ability to continue as a going concern by incorporating and expanding upon certain principles that are currently in U.S. auditing standards. Specifically, the amendments (1) provide a definition of the term substantial doubt, (2) require an evaluation every reporting period including interim periods, (3) provide principles for considering the mitigating effect of Company’s plans, (4) require certain disclosures when substantial doubt is alleviated as a result of consideration of management’s plans, (5) require an express statement and other disclosures when substantial doubt is not alleviated, and (6) require an assessment for a period of one year after the date that the financial statements are issued (or available to be issued). The new standard is effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early application is permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of this update to have a significant effect on our financial statements.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 3 - Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

To the extent the Company borrows under its Credit Facility, the Company is subject to risk resulting from interest rate fluctuations since interest on the Company’s borrowings under its Credit Facility can be variable. Interest under the Credit Facility will accrue, at the election of the Company, at a Base Rate or LIBO Rate, plus, in each case, an Applicable Margin, which is determined by reference to the level of availability as defined in the Credit Agreement, with the Applicable Margin for LIBO Rate loans ranging from 2.25% to 2.75% and the Applicable Margin for Base Rate loans ranging from 0.75% to 1.25%. If interest rates on the Company’s Credit Facility were to increase by 25 basis points, and to the extent borrowings were outstanding, for every $1,000,000 outstanding on the facility, income before income taxes would be reduced by $2,500 per year. For a discussion of the Company’s accounting policies for financial instruments and further disclosures relating to financial instruments, see “Nature of Operations and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2015. The Company does not currently hold any derivative instruments.

 

Item 4 – Controls and Procedures

 

(a) Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, after evaluating the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) as of May 2, 2015, have concluded that as of such date the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective and designed to ensure that (i) information required to be disclosed by the issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and (ii) information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the issuer’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

(b) Changes in internal controls. There have been no changes in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter covered by this quarterly report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1 – Legal Proceedings

The Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims that have arisen in the ordinary course of its business and have not been finally adjudicated. Although there can be no assurance as to the ultimate disposition of these matters, it is management’s opinion, based upon the information available at this time, that the expected outcome of these matters, individually and in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on the results of operations and financial condition of the Company.

 

Item 1A – Risk Factors

Risks relating to the Company’s business and Common Stock are described in detail in Item 1A of the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2015.

 

Item 2 – Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

None.

 

Item 3 – Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

 

Item 4 – Mine Safety Disclosure

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5 – Other Information

None.

 

Item 6 - Exhibits

 

(A)Exhibits -
Exhibit No.   Description
  31.1     Chief Executive Officer certification pursuant to Section 302 of the  Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
         
  31.2     Chief Financial Officer certification pursuant to Section 302 of the  Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
         
  32     Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to  Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
         
  101.INS     XBRL Instance Document (furnished herewith)
         
  101.SCH     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema (furnished herewith)
         
  101.CAL     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase (furnished herewith)
         
  101.DEF     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase (furnished herewith)
         
  101.LAB     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase (furnished herewith)
         
  101.PRE     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase (furnished herewith)
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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

 

June 11, 2015 By: /s/ Michael Feurer  
  Michael Feurer  
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  
  (Principal Executive Officer)  
     
June 11, 2015 By: /s/ John Anderson  
  John Anderson  
  Chief Financial Officer  
  (Principal and Chief Accounting Officer)  
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