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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC  20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

S

QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 27, 2015

OR

£

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

For the transition period from _____________________ to ____________________

Commission file number:  000-49850

 

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

95-4388794

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

2525 East El Segundo Boulevard

El Segundo, California

 

90245

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (310) 536-0611

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such 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 has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    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 definitions 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

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

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

There were 21,969,855 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.01 per share outstanding as of October 20, 2015.

 

 

 

 


 

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

INDEX

 

 

 

Page

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1

Financial Statements

3

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 27, 2015 and December 28, 2014

3

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Thirteen and Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014

4

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014

5

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014

6

 

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

7

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

16

Item 2

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

17

Item 3

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

25

Item 4

Controls and Procedures

25

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1

Legal Proceedings

26

Item 1A

Risk Factors

26

Item 2

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

27

Item 3

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

27

Item 4

Mine Safety Disclosures

27

Item 5

Other Information

27

Item 6

Exhibits

28

 

 

SIGNATURES

29

 

 

 

 


 

PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.  Financial Statements

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

December 28,

2014

 

ASSETS

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

5,831

 

 

$

11,503

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $46 and $110, respectively

 

 

8,660

 

 

 

15,680

 

Merchandise inventories, net

 

 

318,359

 

 

 

310,088

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

5,903

 

 

 

9,358

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

11,256

 

 

 

11,025

 

Total current assets

 

 

350,009

 

 

 

357,654

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

82,709

 

 

 

78,440

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

14,670

 

 

 

12,792

 

Other assets, net of accumulated amortization of $1,199 and $1,067, respectively

 

 

2,170

 

 

 

2,257

 

Goodwill

 

 

4,433

 

 

 

4,433

 

Total assets

 

$

453,991

 

 

$

455,576

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

92,217

 

 

$

92,369

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

66,792

 

 

 

70,399

 

Current portion of capital lease obligations

 

 

1,485

 

 

 

1,197

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

160,494

 

 

 

163,965

 

Deferred rent, less current portion

 

 

20,320

 

 

 

20,736

 

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

 

 

2,625

 

 

 

1,155

 

Long-term debt

 

 

65,258

 

 

 

66,312

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

8,218

 

 

 

8,404

 

Total liabilities

 

 

256,915

 

 

 

260,572

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 50,000,000 shares; issued 24,551,384 and

   24,445,345 shares, respectively; outstanding 22,008,255 and 22,180,458 shares,

   respectively

 

 

246

 

 

 

245

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

111,579

 

 

 

110,707

 

Retained earnings

 

 

116,915

 

 

 

112,521

 

Less: Treasury stock, at cost; 2,543,129 and 2,264,887 shares, respectively

 

 

(31,664

)

 

 

(28,469

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

197,076

 

 

 

195,004

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

453,991

 

 

$

455,576

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

September 27, 2015

 

 

September 28, 2014

 

 

September 27, 2015

 

 

September 28, 2014

 

Net sales

 

$

270,130

 

 

$

265,115

 

 

$

754,092

 

 

$

727,528

 

Cost of sales

 

 

184,965

 

 

 

179,055

 

 

 

514,967

 

 

 

493,217

 

Gross profit

 

 

85,165

 

 

 

86,060

 

 

 

239,125

 

 

 

234,311

 

Selling and administrative expense

 

 

74,870

 

 

 

73,842

 

 

 

219,985

 

 

 

213,892

 

Operating income

 

 

10,295

 

 

 

12,218

 

 

 

19,140

 

 

 

20,419

 

Interest expense

 

 

438

 

 

 

386

 

 

 

1,253

 

 

 

1,191

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

9,857

 

 

 

11,832

 

 

 

17,887

 

 

 

19,228

 

Income taxes

 

 

3,727

 

 

 

4,366

 

 

 

6,865

 

 

 

7,167

 

Net income

 

$

6,130

 

 

$

7,466

 

 

$

11,022

 

 

$

12,061

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

0.55

 

Diluted

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

0.54

 

Dividends per share

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.30

 

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

21,730

 

 

 

21,926

 

 

 

21,791

 

 

 

21,964

 

Diluted

 

 

21,850

 

 

 

22,038

 

 

 

21,977

 

 

 

22,163

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

(In thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Paid-In

 

 

Retained

 

 

Stock,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Earnings

 

 

At Cost

 

 

Total

 

Balance as of December 29, 2013

 

 

22,297,701

 

 

$

244

 

 

$

109,901

 

 

$

106,565

 

 

$

(25,940

)

 

$

190,770

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,061

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,061

 

Dividends on common stock ($0.30 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,699

)

 

 

 

 

 

(6,699

)

Issuance of nonvested share awards

 

 

152,920

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of share option awards

 

 

10,525

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,451

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,451

 

Tax deficiency from share-based awards activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(421

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(421

)

Forfeiture of nonvested share awards

 

 

(11,550

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retirement of common stock for  payment of

   withholding tax

 

 

(52,927

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(808

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(809

)

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

(205,724

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,364

)

 

 

(2,364

)

Balance as of September 28, 2014

 

 

22,190,945

 

 

$

245

 

 

$

110,184

 

 

$

111,927

 

 

$

(28,304

)

 

$

194,052

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of December 28, 2014

 

 

22,180,458

 

 

$

245

 

 

$

110,707

 

 

$

112,521

 

 

$

(28,469

)

 

$

195,004

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,022

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,022

 

Dividends on common stock ($0.30 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,628

)

 

 

 

 

 

(6,628

)

Issuance of nonvested share awards

 

 

152,140

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of share option awards

 

 

12,875

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,599

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,599

 

Tax deficiency from share-based awards activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(124

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(124

)

Forfeiture of nonvested share awards

 

 

(6,355

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retirement of common stock for  payment of

   withholding tax

 

 

(52,621

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(684

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(685

)

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

(278,242

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,195

)

 

 

(3,195

)

Balance as of September 27, 2015

 

 

22,008,255

 

 

$

246

 

 

$

111,579

 

 

$

116,915

 

 

$

(31,664

)

 

$

197,076

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

 

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

September 28,

2014

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

 

11,022

 

$

 

12,061

 

  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

16,222

 

 

 

15,947

 

Impairment of store assets

 

 

 

 

 

756

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

1,599

 

 

 

1,451

 

Excess tax benefit related to share-based awards

 

 

(110

)

 

 

(184

)

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

 

132

 

 

 

132

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(2,109

)

 

 

38

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

7,020

 

 

 

6,920

 

Merchandise inventories, net

 

 

(8,271

)

 

 

(6,574

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

3,410

 

 

 

134

 

Accounts payable

 

 

1,991

 

 

 

4,558

 

Accrued expenses and other long-term liabilities

 

 

(5,564

)

 

 

(10,157

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

25,342

 

 

 

25,082

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(18,002

)

 

 

(14,727

)

Proceeds from solar energy rebate

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(18,002

)

 

 

(14,627

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal borrowings under revolving credit facility

 

 

132,065

 

 

 

149,649

 

Principal payments under revolving credit facility

 

 

(133,119

)

 

 

(137,286

)

Changes in book overdraft

 

 

(420

)

 

 

(15,733

)

Principal payments under capital lease obligations

 

 

(1,202

)

 

 

(1,233

)

Proceeds from exercise of share option awards

 

 

83

 

 

 

63

 

Excess tax benefit related to share-based awards

 

 

110

 

 

 

184

 

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

(3,195

)

 

 

(2,345

)

Tax withholding payments for share-based compensation

 

 

(685

)

 

 

(809

)

Dividends paid

 

 

(6,649

)

 

 

(6,704

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(13,012

)

 

 

(14,214

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash

 

 

(5,672

)

 

 

(3,759

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

11,503

 

 

 

9,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at end of period

$

 

5,831

 

$

 

5,641

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment acquired under capital leases

$

 

2,960

 

$

 

792

 

Property and equipment additions unpaid

$

 

4,635

 

$

 

4,077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

$

 

1,137

 

$

 

1,096

 

Income taxes paid

$

 

3,160

 

$

 

4,558

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

(1)

Description of Business

Business

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (the “Company”) is a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States, operating 439 stores and an e-commerce platform as of September 27, 2015. The Company provides a full-line product offering in a traditional sporting goods store format that averages approximately 11,000 square feet.  The Company’s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation and roller sports. The Company is a holding company that operates as one reportable segment through Big 5 Corp., its 100% owned subsidiary, and Big 5 Services Corp., which is a 100% owned subsidiary of Big 5 Corp. Big 5 Services Corp. provides a centralized operation for the issuance and administration of gift cards.

The accompanying interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements (“Interim Financial Statements”) of the Company and its 100% owned subsidiaries have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and are presented in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, these Interim Financial Statements do not include all of the information and notes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. These Interim Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2014 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K.  In the opinion of management, the Interim Financial Statements included herein contain all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments, considered necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position, the results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

The operating results and cash flows of the interim periods presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for any other interim period or the full year.

 

 

(2)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Consolidation

The accompanying Interim Financial Statements include the accounts of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation, Big 5 Corp. and Big 5 Services Corp.  Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Reporting Period

The Company follows the concept of a 52-53 week fiscal year, which ends on the Sunday nearest December 31. Fiscal year 2015 is comprised of 53 weeks and ends on January 3, 2016. Fiscal year 2014 was comprised of 52 weeks and ended on December 28, 2014. The first three quarters in fiscal 2015 are each comprised of 13 weeks, and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 is comprised of 14 weeks. The four quarters of fiscal 2014 were each comprised of 13 weeks.

Recently Issued Accounting Updates

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which includes amendments that create Topic 606 and supersede the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, including most industry-specific revenue recognition guidance throughout the Industry Topics of the Codification. In addition, the amendments supersede the cost guidance in Subtopic 605-35, Revenue Recognition—Construction-Type and Production-Type Contracts, and create new Subtopic 340-40, Other Assets and Deferred Costs—Contracts with Customers. In summary, the core principle of Topic 606 is that an entity recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The amendments in ASU No. 2014-09 were originally effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early application was not permitted. On July 9, 2015, the FASB decided to defer for one year the effective date of ASU No. 2014-09, while also deciding to permit early application. With these changes, ASU No. 2014-09 will become effective for annual reporting periods (including interim reporting periods within those periods) beginning after December 15, 2017, with early application permitted as of the original effective date in ASU 2014-09 (i.e., annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016). The Company is evaluating the future impact of the issuance of ASU No. 2014-09, as well as the deferral decisions reached by the FASB.

 

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, Interest—Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30) – Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs, which requires that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. This ASU requires retrospective adoption and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-15, Interest—Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30) — Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements—Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to Staff Announcement at June 18, 2015 EITF Meeting, which amends Subtopic 835-30 to add United States Securities and Exchange Commission paragraphs relative to the presentation and subsequent measurement of debt issuance costs associated with line-of-credit arrangements. The effective date of ASU No. 2015-03 was unaffected by the issuance of ASU No. 2015-15. When adopted, ASU No. 2015-03 and ASU No. 2015-15 are not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015–05, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40) – Customer’s Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement, which provides guidance to customers about whether a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license. If an arrangement includes a software license, the customer should account for the fees related to the software license element in a manner consistent with licenses of other intangible assets. If the arrangement does not include a license, the arrangement will be accounted for as a service contract. This ASU permits either retrospective or prospective adoption and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is also permitted. When adopted, ASU No. 2015-05 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015–11, Inventory (Topic 330) – Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory, which requires all inventory, other than inventory measured at last-in, first-out (“LIFO”) or the retail inventory method, to be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Net realizable value represents the estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal and transportation. This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The amendments in this ASU should be applied prospectively with earlier application permitted as of the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period. When adopted, ASU No. 2015-11 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Other relevant recently issued accounting updates are not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s Interim Financial Statements.

Use of Estimates

Management has made a number of estimates and assumptions relating to the reporting of assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the Interim Financial Statements and reported amounts of revenue and expense during the reporting period to prepare these Interim Financial Statements in conformity with GAAP. Certain items subject to such estimates and assumptions include the carrying amount of merchandise inventories, property and equipment, and goodwill; valuation allowances for receivables, sales returns and deferred income tax assets; estimates related to gift card breakage and the valuation of share-based compensation awards; and obligations related to asset retirements, litigation, self-insurance liabilities and employee benefits. Actual results could differ significantly from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions.

Revenue Recognition

The Company recognizes revenue from retail sales at the point of sale through its retail stores. For e-commerce sales, revenue is recognized when the merchandise is delivered to the customer. Shipping and handling fees, when billed to customers for e-commerce sales, are included in net sales. An allowance for sales returns is estimated based upon historical experience and recorded as a reduction in sales in the relevant period.

Cash received from the sale of gift cards is recorded as a liability, and revenue is recognized upon the redemption of the gift card or when it is determined that the likelihood of redemption is remote (“gift card breakage”) and no liability to relevant jurisdictions exists. The Company determines the gift card breakage rate based upon historical redemption patterns and recognizes gift card breakage on a straight-line basis over the estimated gift card redemption period (20 quarters as of the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2015). The Company recognized approximately $112,000 and $335,000 in gift card breakage revenue for the 13 and 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015, respectively, compared to approximately $110,000 and $326,000 in gift card breakage revenue for the 13 and 39 weeks ended September 28, 2014, respectively.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

The Company records sales tax collected from its customers on a net basis, and therefore excludes it from revenue as defined in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 605, Revenue Recognition.

Share-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for share-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation. The Company recognizes compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period using the fair-value method for share option awards, nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards granted with service-only conditions. See Note 10 to the Interim Financial Statements for a further discussion on share-based compensation.

Valuation of Merchandise Inventories, Net

The Company’s merchandise inventories are made up of finished goods and are valued at the lower of cost or market using the weighted-average cost method that approximates the first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) method. Average cost includes the direct purchase price of merchandise inventory, net of certain vendor allowances and cash discounts, in-bound freight-related expense and allocated overhead expense associated with the Company’s distribution center.

Management regularly reviews inventories and records valuation reserves for damaged and defective merchandise, merchandise items with slow-moving or obsolescence exposure and merchandise that has a carrying value that exceeds market value. These reserves are estimates of a reduction in value to reflect inventory valuation at the lower of cost or market. Because of its merchandise mix, the Company has not historically experienced significant occurrences of obsolescence.

Inventory shrinkage is accrued as a percentage of merchandise sales based on historical inventory shrinkage trends.  The Company performs physical inventories of its stores at least once per year and cycle counts inventories at its distribution center throughout the year.  The reserve for inventory shrinkage primarily represents an estimate for inventory shrinkage for each store since the last physical inventory date through the reporting date.

These reserves are estimates, which could vary significantly, either favorably or unfavorably, from actual results if future economic conditions, consumer demand and competitive environments differ from expectations.

Valuation of Long-Lived Assets

The Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.

Long-lived assets are reviewed for recoverability at the lowest level in which there are identifiable cash flows (“asset group”), usually at the store level. Each store typically requires investments of approximately $0.5 million in long-lived assets to be held and used, subject to recoverability testing. The carrying amount of an asset group is not considered recoverable if it exceeds the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use and eventual disposition of the asset group. If the asset group is determined not to be recoverable, then an impairment charge will be recognized in the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset group exceeds its fair value, determined using discounted cash flow valuation techniques, as defined in ASC 360, Property, Plant, and Equipment.

The Company determines the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the asset group by projecting future revenue, gross margin and operating expense for each store under evaluation for impairment. The estimates of future cash flows involve management judgment and are based upon assumptions about expected future operating performance. Assumptions used in these forecasts are consistent with internal planning, and include assumptions about sales growth rates, gross margins and operating expense in relation to the current economic environment and future expectations, competitive factors in various markets and inflation. The actual cash flows could differ from management’s estimates due to changes in business conditions, operating performance and economic conditions.

 


 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

Leases and Deferred Rent

The Company accounts for its leases under the provisions of ASC 840, Leases.

The Company evaluates and classifies its leases as either operating or capital leases for financial reporting purposes. Operating lease commitments consist principally of leases for the Company’s retail store facilities, distribution center and corporate office. Capital lease obligations consist principally of leases for some of the Company’s distribution center delivery tractors, management information systems hardware and point-of-sale equipment for the Company’s stores.

Certain of the leases for the Company’s retail store facilities provide for payments based on future sales volumes at the leased location, which are not measurable at the inception of the lease. These contingent rents are expensed as they accrue.

Deferred rent represents the difference between rent paid and the amounts expensed for operating leases. Certain leases have scheduled rent increases, and certain leases include an initial period of free or reduced rent as an inducement to enter into the lease agreement (“rent holidays”). The Company recognizes rent expense for rent increases and rent holidays on a straight-line basis over the term of the underlying leases, without regard to when rent payments are made. The calculation of straight-line rent is based on the “reasonably assured” lease term as defined in ASC 840 and may exceed the initial non-cancelable lease term.

Landlord allowances for tenant improvements, or lease incentives, are recorded as deferred rent and amortized on a straight-line basis over the “reasonably assured” lease term as a component of rent expense.

 

 

(3)

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

The Company recognized no impairment charges in fiscal 2015.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company recognized a pre-tax non-cash impairment charge of $0.8 million related to certain underperforming stores. This impairment charge is included in selling and administrative expense in the accompanying interim unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

 

(4)

Fair Value Measurements

The carrying values of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate the fair values of these instruments due to their short-term nature. The carrying amount for borrowings under the revolving credit facility approximates fair value because of the variable market interest rate charged to the Company for these borrowings. When the Company recognizes impairment on certain of its underperforming stores, the carrying values of these stores’ assets are reduced to their estimated fair values.

As discussed in Note 3 to the Interim Financial Statements, the Company’s only significant assets or liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis subsequent to their initial recognition were certain assets subject to long-lived asset impairment in fiscal 2014. The Company classified these fair value measurements as Level 3 inputs, in accordance with ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement.

 

 

(5)

Accrued Expenses

The major components of accrued expenses are as follows:

 

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

December 28,

2014

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Payroll and related expense

 

$

21,723

 

 

$

22,568

 

Occupancy expense

 

 

10,362

 

 

 

9,412

 

Sales tax

 

 

8,139

 

 

 

10,432

 

Other

 

 

26,568

 

 

 

27,987

 

Accrued expenses

 

$

66,792

 

 

$

70,399

 

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

(6)

Long-Term Debt 

On October 18, 2010, the Company entered into a credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”), as administrative agent, and a syndicate of other lenders, which was amended on October 31, 2011 and December 19, 2013 (as so amended, the “Credit Agreement”). The maturity date of the Credit Agreement is December 19, 2018.

The Credit Agreement provides for a revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with an aggregate committed availability of up to $140.0 million, which amount may be increased at the Company’s option up to a maximum of $165.0 million. The Company may also request additional increases in aggregate availability, up to a maximum of $200.0 million, in which case the existing lenders under the Credit Agreement will have the option to increase their commitments to accommodate the requested increase. If such existing lenders do not exercise that option, the Company may (with the consent of Wells Fargo, not to be unreasonably withheld) seek other lenders willing to provide such commitments. The Credit Facility includes a $50.0 million sublimit for issuances of letters of credit and a $20.0 million sublimit for swingline loans.

The Company may borrow under the Credit Facility from time to time, provided the amounts outstanding will not exceed the lesser of the then aggregate availability (as discussed above) and the Borrowing Base (such lesser amount being referred to as the “Loan Cap”). The “Borrowing Base” generally is comprised of the sum, at the time of calculation, of (a) 90.00% of eligible credit card receivables; plus (b) the cost of eligible inventory (other than eligible in-transit inventory), net of inventory reserves, multiplied by 90.00% of the appraised net orderly liquidation value of eligible inventory (expressed as a percentage of the cost of eligible inventory); plus (c) the lesser of (i) the cost of eligible in-transit inventory, net of inventory reserves, multiplied by 90.00% of the appraised net orderly liquidation value of eligible in-transit inventory (expressed as a percentage of the cost of eligible in-transit inventory), or (ii) $10.0 million, minus (d) certain reserves established by Wells Fargo in its role as the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Generally, the Company may designate specific borrowings under the Credit Facility as either base rate loans or LIBO rate loans. The applicable interest rate on the Company’s borrowings is a function of the daily average, over the preceding fiscal quarter, of the excess of the Loan Cap over amounts borrowed (such amount being referred to as the “Average Daily Excess Availability”). Those loans designated as LIBO rate loans bear interest at a rate equal to the then applicable LIBO rate plus an applicable margin as shown in the table below. Those loans designated as base rate loans bear interest at a rate equal to the applicable margin for base rate loans (as shown below) plus the highest of (a) the Federal funds rate, as in effect from time to time, plus one-half of one percent (0.50%), (b) the LIBO rate, as adjusted to account for statutory reserves, plus one percent (1.00%), or (c) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Wells Fargo as its “prime rate.” The applicable margin for all loans is as set forth below as a function of Average Daily Excess Availability for the preceding fiscal quarter.

 

Level

 

Average Daily Excess Availability

 

LIBO Rate

Applicable

Margin

 

 

Base Rate

Applicable 

Margin

 

I

 

Greater than or equal to $100,000,000

 

 

1.25%

 

 

 

0.25%

 

II

 

Less than $100,000,000 but greater than or equal to $40,000,000

 

 

1.50%

 

 

 

0.50%

 

III

 

Less than $40,000,000

 

 

1.75%

 

 

 

0.75%

 

 

The commitment fee assessed on the unused portion of the Credit Facility is 0.25% per annum.

Obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a general lien and perfected security interest in substantially all of the Company’s assets. The Credit Agreement contains covenants that require the Company to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of not less than 1.0:1.0 in certain circumstances, and limit the ability to, among other things, incur liens, incur additional indebtedness, transfer or dispose of assets, change the nature of the business, guarantee obligations, pay dividends or make other distributions or repurchase stock, and make advances, loans or investments. The Company may declare or pay cash dividends or repurchase stock only if, among other things, no default or event of default then exists or would arise from such dividend or repurchase of stock and, after giving effect to such dividend or repurchase, certain availability and/or fixed charge coverage ratio requirements are satisfied. The Credit Agreement contains customary events of default, including, without limitation, failure to pay when due principal amounts with respect to the Credit Facility, failure to pay any interest or other amounts under the Credit Facility for five days after becoming due, failure to comply with certain agreements or covenants contained in the Credit Agreement, failure to satisfy certain judgments against the Company, failure to pay when due (or any other default which does or may lead to the acceleration of) certain other material indebtedness in principal amount in excess of $5.0 million, and certain insolvency and bankruptcy events.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

As of September 27, 2015, the Company had long-term revolving credit borrowings of $65.3 million and letter of credit commitments of $0.5 million outstanding, compared with borrowings of $66.3 million and letter of credit commitments of $0.5 million as of December 28, 2014, respectively. Total remaining borrowing availability, after subtracting letters of credit, was $74.2 million and $73.2 million as of September 27, 2015 and December 28, 2014, respectively.

 

 

(7)

Income Taxes

Under the asset and liability method prescribed under ASC 740, Income Taxes, the Company recognizes deferred tax assets and liabilities for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between financial statement carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be realized or settled. The effect of a change in tax rates on deferred tax assets and liabilities is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. The realizability of deferred tax assets is assessed throughout the year and a valuation allowance is recorded if necessary to reduce net deferred tax assets to the amount more likely than not to be realized. As of September 27, 2015 and December 28, 2014, there was no valuation allowance as the deferred income tax assets were more likely than not to be realized.

The Company files a consolidated federal income tax return and files tax returns in various state and local jurisdictions. The statutes of limitations for consolidated federal income tax returns are open for fiscal years 2012 and after, and state and local income tax returns are open for fiscal years 2010 and after. 

As of September 27, 2015 and December 28, 2014, the Company had no unrecognized tax benefits including those that, if recognized, would affect the Company’s effective income tax rate over the next 12 months. The Company’s policy is to recognize interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense and penalties in operating expense. As of September 27, 2015 and December 28, 2014, the Company had no accrued interest or penalties.

 

 

(8)

Earnings Per Share

The Company calculates earnings per share in accordance with ASC 260, Earnings Per Share, which requires a dual presentation of basic and diluted earnings per share. Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding, reduced by shares repurchased and held in treasury, during the period. Diluted earnings per share represents basic earnings per share adjusted to include the potentially dilutive effect of outstanding share option awards, nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards.

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per common share:

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

September 28,

2014

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

September 28,

2014

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Net income

 

$

6,130

 

 

$

7,466

 

 

$

11,022

 

 

$

12,061

 

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

21,730

 

 

 

21,926

 

 

 

21,791

 

 

 

21,964

 

Dilutive effect of common stock equivalents arising

   from share option, nonvested share and nonvested

   share unit awards

 

 

120

 

 

 

112

 

 

 

186

 

 

 

199

 

Diluted

 

 

21,850

 

 

 

22,038

 

 

 

21,977

 

 

 

22,163

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

0.55

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

0.54

 

 

The computation of diluted earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended September 27, 2015, the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015, the 13 weeks ended September 28, 2014 and the 39 weeks ended September 28, 2014 does not include share option awards in the amounts of 496,716, 491,227, 507,259 and 528,123, respectively, that were outstanding and antidilutive (i.e., including such share option awards would result in higher earnings per share), since the exercise prices of these share option awards exceeded the average market price of the Company’s common shares.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

Additionally, the computation of diluted earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended September 27, 2015, the 13 weeks ended September 28, 2014 and the 39 weeks ended September 28, 2014 does not include nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards in the amounts of 9,000, 260,691 and 1,320 shares, respectively, that were outstanding and antidilutive, since the grant date fair values of these nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards exceeded the average market price of the Company’s common shares. No nonvested share awards or nonvested share unit awards were antidilutive for the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015.

 

 

(9)

Commitments and Contingencies

On September 10, 2014, a complaint was filed in the California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, entitled Pedro Duran v. Big 5 Corp., et al., Case No. BC557154. On October 7, 2014, an amended complaint was filed. As amended, the complaint alleges the Company violated the California Labor Code and the California Business and Professions Code. The complaint was brought as a purported class action on behalf of certain of the Company’s hourly employees who worked as “warehousemen” in the Company’s distribution center in California for the four years prior to the filing of the complaint. The plaintiff alleged, among other things, that the Company failed to pay such employees for all time worked, failed to provide such employees with compliant meal and rest periods, failed to properly itemize wage statements, and failed to pay wages within required time periods during employment and upon termination of employment. The plaintiff sought, on behalf of the purported class members, an award of statutory and civil damages and penalties, including restitution and recovery of unpaid wages; pre-judgment interest; an award of attorneys’ fees and costs; and injunctive and declaratory relief. The Company believes that the complaint is without merit. The Company was not served with the complaint or the amended complaint. In an effort to negotiate a settlement of this litigation, the Company and plaintiff engaged in mediation on January 28, 2015. On April 1, 2015, the parties agreed to settle the lawsuit. On June 22, 2015, the court granted preliminary approval of the proposed settlement. On October 20, 2015, the court granted final approval of the settlement. Under the terms of the settlement, the Company agreed to pay approximately $1.4 million, which includes payments to class members, plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees and expenses, an enhancement payment to the class representative, claims administration fees and payment to the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The Company’s total payments pursuant to this settlement have been reflected in a legal settlement accrual initially recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 prior to the settlement and subsequently adjusted in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 to reflect the settlement. The Company admitted no liability or wrongdoing with respect to the claims set forth in the lawsuit. The settlement constitutes a full and complete settlement and release of all claims related to the lawsuit.

The Company is involved in various other claims and legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business.  In the opinion of management, the ultimate disposition of these matters is not expected to have a material negative impact on the Company’s results of operations or financial condition.

 

 

(10)

Share-based Compensation

At its discretion, the Company grants share option awards, nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards to certain employees, as defined by ASC 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation, under the Company’s 2007 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan, as amended and restated on June 14, 2011 (the “Plan”), and accounts for its share-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718. The Company recognized $0.6 million and $1.6 million in share-based compensation expense for the 13 and 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015, respectively, compared to $0.5 million and $1.5 million in share-based compensation expense for the 13 and 39 weeks ended September 28, 2014, respectively.

Share Option Awards

Share option awards granted by the Company generally vest and become exercisable in four equal annual installments of 25% per year with a maximum life of ten years. The exercise price of share option awards is equal to the quoted market price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. In the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014, the Company granted 20,000 and 18,000 share option awards, respectively. The weighted-average grant-date fair value per option for share option awards granted in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 was $6.02 and $4.80, respectively.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

The fair value of each share option award on the date of grant is estimated using the Black-Scholes method based on the following weighted-average assumptions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

September 28,

2014

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.8%

 

 

 

1.8%

 

Expected term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.8 years

 

 

5.8 years

 

Expected volatility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57.0%

 

 

 

57.0%

 

Expected dividend yield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.8%

 

 

 

3.3%

 

 

The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant for periods corresponding with the expected term of the share option award; the expected term represents the weighted-average period of time that share option awards granted are expected to be outstanding giving consideration to vesting schedules and historical participant exercise behavior; the expected volatility is based upon historical volatility of the Company’s common stock; and the expected dividend yield is based upon the Company’s current dividend rate and future expectations.

A summary of the status of the Company’s share option awards is presented below:

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Weighted-

Average

Exercise

Price

 

 

Weighted-

Average

Remaining

Contractual

Life

(In Years)

 

 

Aggregate

Intrinsic

Value

 

Outstanding at December 28, 2014

 

 

729,905

 

 

$

15.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

 

20,000

 

 

 

14.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

(12,875

)

 

 

6.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited or Expired

 

 

(53,600

)

 

 

24.65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at September 27, 2015

 

 

683,430

 

 

$

15.16

 

 

 

2.58

 

 

$

959,698

 

Exercisable at September 27, 2015

 

 

627,930

 

 

$

15.28

 

 

 

2.06

 

 

$

932,249

 

Vested and Expected to Vest at September 27, 2015

 

 

682,793

 

 

$

15.16

 

 

 

2.58

 

 

$

959,660

 

 

The aggregate intrinsic value in the preceding table represents the total pre-tax intrinsic value, based upon the Company’s closing stock price of $10.74 as of September 27, 2015, which would have been received by the share option award holders had all share option award holders exercised their share option awards as of that date.

The total intrinsic value of share option awards exercised for the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 was approximately $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively. The total cash received from employees as a result of employee share option award exercises for the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 was approximately $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively. The actual tax benefit realized for the expected tax deduction from share option award exercises of share-based compensation awards in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 totaled $35,000 and $45,000, respectively.

As of September 27, 2015, there was $0.3 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to nonvested share option awards granted. That expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.5 years.


 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

Nonvested Share Awards and Nonvested Share Unit Awards

Nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards granted by the Company have historically vested from the date of grant in four equal annual installments of 25% per year. In accordance with the Company’s Director Compensation Program, as amended on July 24, 2014, nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards granted by the Company to non-employee directors vest 100% on the first anniversary of the grant date. This one-year vesting for non-employee directors became effective for nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards granted in fiscal 2015.

Nonvested share awards are delivered to the recipient upon their vesting. With respect to nonvested share unit awards, vested shares will be delivered to the recipient on the tenth business day of January following the year in which the recipient’s service to the Company is terminated. The total fair value of nonvested share awards which vested during the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 was $1.7 million and $2.1 million, respectively. The total fair value of nonvested share unit awards vested during the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 was $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively.

The Company granted 152,140 and 152,920 nonvested share awards in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014, respectively. The weighted-average grant-date fair value per share of the Company’s nonvested share awards granted in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 was $13.06 and $15.14, respectively.

The Company granted 25,200 and 12,000 nonvested share unit awards in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014, respectively. The weighted-average grant-date fair value per share of the Company’s nonvested share unit awards granted in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 was $14.67 and $11.93, respectively. The weighted-average grant-date fair value of nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards is the quoted market price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant.

The following table details the Company’s nonvested share awards activity for the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015:

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Weighted-

Average

Grant-Date

Fair Value

 

Balance as of December 28, 2014

 

 

336,765

 

 

$

13.47

 

Granted

 

 

152,140

 

 

 

13.06

 

Vested

 

 

(132,475

)

 

 

12.57

 

Forfeited

 

 

(6,355

)

 

 

13.90

 

Balance as of September 27, 2015

 

 

350,075

 

 

$

13.63

 

 

To satisfy employee minimum statutory tax withholding requirements for nonvested share awards that vest, the Company withholds and retires a portion of the vesting common shares, unless an employee elects to pay cash. In the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015, the Company withheld 52,621 common shares with a total value of $0.7 million. This amount is presented as a cash outflow from financing activities in the accompanying interim unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows.

As of September 27, 2015, there was $3.7 million and $0.5 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards, respectively. That expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.5 years and 1.3 years for nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards, respectively.

 

 

(11)

Subsequent Event

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share of outstanding common stock, which will be paid on December 15, 2015 to stockholders of record as of December 1, 2015.

 

 

 

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation
El Segundo, California

We have reviewed the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation and subsidiaries (the “Corporation”) as of September 27, 2015, and the related condensed consolidated statements of operations for the 13 and 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014, and of stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014. These interim financial statements are the responsibility of the Corporation’s management.

We conducted our reviews in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). A review of interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to such condensed consolidated interim financial statements for them to be in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheet of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation and subsidiaries as of December 28, 2014, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated February 25, 2015, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 28, 2014 is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.

/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP

Los Angeles, California

October 28, 2015

 

 

 

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of the Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (“we,” “our,” “us”) financial condition and results of operations includes information with respect to our plans and strategies for our business and should be read in conjunction with our interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes (“Interim Financial Statements”) included herein and our consolidated financial statements, related notes, Risk Factors and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2014.

Our fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest December 31. Fiscal 2015 includes 53 weeks and fiscal 2014 included 52 weeks.

Overview

We are a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States, operating 439 stores and an e-commerce platform under the name “Big 5 Sporting Goods” as of September 27, 2015. We provide a full-line product offering in a traditional sporting goods store format that averages approximately 11,000 square feet. Our product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation and roller sports.

Executive Summary

Our earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 declined compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2014 primarily due to lower gross profit and higher operating expense. Although our total sales increased from the prior year, same store sales declined 0.4%, while merchandise margins declined and occupancy costs increased. Our lower same store sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2015 compared to the same period last year reflected decreases in our major merchandise categories of apparel and hardgoods, partially offset by an increase in our footwear category.

 

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Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 increased 1.9% to $270.1 million compared to $265.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The increase in net sales was primarily attributable to added sales from new stores, partially offset by a reduction in closed store sales and a decrease in same store sales of 0.4%.

 

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Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 decreased to $6.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to $7.5 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The decrease in net income was driven primarily by lower gross profit and higher selling and administrative expense.

 

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Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 represented 31.5% of net sales, compared with 32.5% in the same quarter of the prior year. The decrease in gross profit margin resulted mainly from a year over year decrease in merchandise margins of 51 basis points, along with higher occupancy expense as a percentage of net sales.

 

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Selling and administrative expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 increased 1.4% to $74.9 million, or 27.7% of net sales, compared to $73.8 million, or 27.9% of net sales, for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The increase in selling and administrative expense was primarily attributable to higher employee labor expense to support the increase in store count, partially offset by a decrease in print advertising expense.

 

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Operating cash flow provided in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and September 28, 2014 was $25.3 million and $25.1 million, respectively.

 

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Capital expenditures for the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 of $18.0 million were up from $14.6 million in the 39 weeks ended September 28, 2014.

 

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The balance under our revolving credit facility was $65.3 million as of September 27, 2015, compared with $55.4 million as of September 28, 2014 and $66.3 million as of December 28, 2014.