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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 April 3, 2016

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 22,023,070 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.01 per share outstanding as of April 27, 2016.

 

 

 

 


 

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

INDEX

 

 

 

Page

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1

Financial Statements

3

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 3, 2016 and January 3, 2016

3

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 3, 2016 and March 29, 2015

4

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 3, 2016 and March 29, 2015

5

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 3, 2016 and March 29, 2015

6

 

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

7

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

15

Item 2

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

16

Item 3

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

22

Item 4

Controls and Procedures

22

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1

Legal Proceedings

23

Item 1A

Risk Factors

23

Item 2

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

23

Item 3

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

23

Item 4

Mine Safety Disclosures

23

Item 5

Other Information

23

Item 6

Exhibits

24

 

 

SIGNATURES

25

 

 

 

 


 

PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.  Financial Statements

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

April 3,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

ASSETS

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

6,446

 

 

$

7,119

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $53 and $61, respectively

 

 

12,271

 

 

 

14,180

 

Merchandise inventories, net

 

 

286,431

 

 

 

299,446

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

12,924

 

 

 

12,185

 

Total current assets

 

 

318,072

 

 

 

332,930

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

80,765

 

 

 

82,036

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

20,839

 

 

 

23,402

 

Other assets, net of accumulated amortization of $1,288 and $1,244, respectively

 

 

2,304

 

 

 

2,228

 

Goodwill

 

 

4,433

 

 

 

4,433

 

Total assets

 

$

426,413

 

 

$

445,029

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

85,475

 

 

$

89,961

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

58,649

 

 

 

69,524

 

Current portion of capital lease obligations

 

 

1,342

 

 

 

1,435

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

145,466

 

 

 

160,920

 

Deferred rent, less current portion

 

 

18,815

 

 

 

19,516

 

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

 

 

2,095

 

 

 

2,392

 

Long-term debt

 

 

56,569

 

 

 

54,846

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

8,721

 

 

 

8,524

 

Total liabilities

 

 

231,666

 

 

 

246,198

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, 0.01 par value, authorized 50,000,000 shares; issued 24,671,787 and

   24,562,799 shares, respectively; outstanding 22,023,070 and 21,917,982 shares,

   respectively

 

 

247

 

 

 

246

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

112,046

 

 

 

112,236

 

Retained earnings

 

 

115,140

 

 

 

118,998

 

Less: Treasury stock, at cost; 2,648,717 and 2,644,817 shares, respectively

 

 

(32,686

)

 

 

(32,649

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

194,747

 

 

 

198,831

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

426,413

 

 

$

445,029

 

 

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

 

 

 

April 3,

2016

 

 

March 29,

2015

 

Net sales

 

$

234,528

 

 

$

243,555

 

Cost of sales

 

 

163,563

 

 

 

166,871

 

Gross profit

 

 

70,965

 

 

 

76,684

 

Selling and administrative expense

 

 

71,219

 

 

 

72,462

 

Operating (loss) income

 

 

(254

)

 

 

4,222

 

Interest expense

 

 

452

 

 

 

403

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

 

 

(706

)

 

 

3,819

 

Income taxes

 

 

413

 

 

 

1,505

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(1,119

)

 

$

2,314

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.05

)

 

$

0.11

 

Diluted

 

$

(0.05

)

 

$

0.11

 

Dividends per share

 

$

0.125

 

 

$

0.10

 

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

21,583

 

 

 

21,809

 

Diluted

 

 

21,583

 

 

 

21,999

 

 

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 28, 2014

 

 

22,180,458

 

 

$

245

 

 

$

110,707

 

 

$

112,521

 

 

$

(28,469

)

 

$

195,004

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,314

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,314

 

Dividends on common stock ($0.10 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,210

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,210

)

Issuance of nonvested share awards

 

 

147,940

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of share option awards

 

 

2,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

508

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

508

 

Tax benefit from share-based awards activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

 

Forfeiture of nonvested share awards

 

 

(1,520

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retirement of common stock for  payment of

   withholding tax

 

 

(52,621

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(684

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(685

)

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

(76,073

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(942

)

 

 

(942

)

Balance as of March 29, 2015

 

 

22,200,884

 

 

$

245

 

 

$

110,621

 

 

$

112,625

 

 

$

(29,411

)

 

$

194,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of January 3, 2016

 

 

21,917,982

 

 

$

246

 

 

$

112,236

 

 

$

118,998

 

 

$

(32,649

)

 

$

198,831

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,119

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,119

)

Dividends on common stock ($0.125 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,739

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,739

)

Issuance of nonvested share awards

 

 

162,780

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of share option awards

 

 

1,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

639

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

639

 

Tax deficiency from share-based awards activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(222

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(222

)

Forfeiture of nonvested share awards

 

 

(1,185

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retirement of common stock for  payment of

   withholding tax

 

 

(53,682

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(612

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(613

)

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

(3,900

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(37

)

 

 

(37

)

Balance as of April 3, 2016

 

 

22,023,070

 

 

$

247

 

 

$

112,046

 

 

$

115,140

 

 

$

(32,686

)

 

$

194,747

 

 

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)

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

April 3,

2016

 

 

March 29,

2015

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(1,119

)

 

$

2,314

 

  Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

4,686

 

 

 

5,426

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

639

 

 

 

508

 

Excess tax benefit related to share-based awards

 

 

(51

)

 

 

(87

)

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

 

43

 

 

 

44

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

2,563

 

 

 

112

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

1,909

 

 

 

4,893

 

Merchandise inventories, net

 

 

13,015

 

 

 

5,005

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

(1,080

)

 

 

993

 

Accounts payable

 

 

38

 

 

 

8,420

 

Accrued expenses and other long-term liabilities

 

 

(11,001

)

 

 

(8,119

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

9,642

 

 

 

19,509

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(3,162

)

 

 

(7,004

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(3,162

)

 

 

(7,004

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal borrowings under revolving credit facility

 

 

57,655

 

 

 

37,999

 

Principal payments under revolving credit facility

 

 

(55,932

)

 

 

(48,899

)

Changes in book overdraft

 

 

(5,106

)

 

 

(2,650

)

Principal payments under capital lease obligations

 

 

(354

)

 

 

(339

)

Proceeds from exercise of share option awards

 

 

7

 

 

 

16

 

Excess tax benefit related to share-based awards

 

 

51

 

 

 

87

 

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

(37

)

 

 

(942

)

Tax withholding payments for share-based compensation

 

 

(613

)

 

 

(685

)

Dividends paid

 

 

(2,824

)

 

 

(2,296

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(7,153

)

 

 

(17,709

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash

 

 

(673

)

 

 

(5,204

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

7,119

 

 

 

11,503

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at end of period

 

$

6,446

 

 

$

6,299

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment acquired under capital leases

 

$

 

 

$

139

 

Property and equipment additions unpaid

 

$

2,038

 

 

$

3,012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$

445

 

 

$

395

 

Income taxes paid

 

$

422

 

 

$

314

 

 

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

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (the “Company”) is a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States, operating 434 stores and an e-commerce platform as of April 3, 2016. 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 January 3, 2016 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 2016 is comprised of 52 weeks and ends on January 1, 2017. Fiscal year 2015 was comprised of 53 weeks and ended on January 3, 2016. The four quarters of fiscal 2016 are each comprised of 13 weeks. The first three quarters in fiscal 2015 were each comprised of 13 weeks, and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was comprised of 14 weeks.

Recently Adopted Accounting Updates

In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“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. 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 allow an entity to defer and present debt issuance costs associated with line-of-credit arrangements as an asset and subsequently amortize the deferred debt issuance costs ratably over the term of the line-of-credit arrangement, regardless of whether or not there are any outstanding borrowings on the line-of-credit arrangement. The effective date of ASU No. 2015-03 was unaffected by the issuance of ASU No. 2015-15. The adoption of ASU No. 2015-03 and ASU No. 2015-15 had no impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as the Company continues to classify debt issuance costs related to its line-of-credit arrangement in other assets.

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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. 2015-05, 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. The Company adopted ASU No. 2015-05 prospectively, and such adoption did not 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. The Company elected to early-adopt ASU No. 2015-11 during the first quarter of fiscal 2016, and such early adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-17, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes, which requires that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent in a classified balance sheet. Prior to the issuance of this guidance, deferred tax liabilities and assets were required to be separately classified into a current amount and a noncurrent amount in the balance sheet. The new accounting guidance represents a change in accounting principle and the standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with earlier application permitted as of the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period. The Company elected to early-adopt ASU No. 2015-17 during the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and retrospectively apply the presentation. Accordingly, deferred tax assets in the amount of $11.1 million, which were previously classified as current assets as of January 3, 2016, were reclassified to non-current deferred income tax assets on the Company's consolidated balance sheet to conform to current year presentation.

Recently Issued Accounting Updates

In May 2014, the FASB issued 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 No. 2014-09 (i.e., annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016). The Company is evaluating the future impact of this ASU, including the deferral decisions reached by the FASB, on the consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which requires lessees to recognize on the balance sheet assets and liabilities for leases with lease terms of more than 12 months. Consistent with current accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), the recognition, measurement, and presentation of expenses and cash flows arising from a lease by a lessee will depend primarily on its classification as a finance or operating lease. However, unlike current GAAP—which requires only capital leases to be recognized on the balance sheet—the new ASU will require both types of leases to be recognized on the balance sheet. The ASU will take effect for public companies for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. This ASU shall be applied at the beginning of the earliest period presented using the modified retrospective approach, which includes a number of practical expedients that an entity may elect to apply. Early application of ASU No. 2016-02 is permitted. The Company is evaluating the future impact of this ASU on the consolidated financial statements.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which includes multiple provisions intended to simplify various aspects of the accounting for share-based payments, including treatment of excess tax benefits and forfeitures, as well as consideration of minimum statutory tax withholding requirements. The ASU will take effect for public companies for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2016, with early application permitted in any interim or annual period. The Company is evaluating the future impact of this ASU on the consolidated financial statements.

Other relevant recently issued accounting updates are not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated 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 first quarter of fiscal 2016). The Company recognized approximately $112,000 and $111,000 in gift card breakage revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively. The Company had outstanding gift card liabilities of $4.2 million and $4.9 million as of April 3, 2016 and January 3, 2016, respectively, which are included in accrued expenses.

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 9 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 net realizable value 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 net realizable value. Because of its merchandise mix, the Company has not historically experienced significant occurrences of obsolescence.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

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 net 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.

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, corporate office, information technology hardware and distribution center delivery tractors. Capital lease obligations consist principally of leases for some of the Company’s information technology hardware.

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.

 

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

(3)

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.

 

 

(4)

Accrued Expenses

The major components of accrued expenses are as follows:

 

 

 

April 3,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Payroll and related expense

 

$

19,664

 

 

$

24,090

 

Occupancy expense

 

 

10,506

 

 

 

10,693

 

Sales tax

 

 

7,738

 

 

 

11,307

 

Other

 

 

20,741

 

 

 

23,434

 

Accrued expenses

 

$

58,649

 

 

$

69,524

 

 

 

(5)

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.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

 

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.

As of April 3, 2016, the Company had long-term revolving credit borrowings of $56.6 million and letter of credit commitments of $0.5 million outstanding, compared with borrowings of $54.8 million and letter of credit commitments of $0.5 million as of January 3, 2016, respectively. Total remaining borrowing availability, after subtracting letters of credit, was $82.9 million and $84.7 million as of April 3, 2016 and January 3, 2016, respectively.

 

 

(6)

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 April 3, 2016 and January 3, 2016, there was no valuation allowance for deferred income tax assets.

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 2011 and after. 

The provision for income taxes for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 reflects the write-off of deferred tax assets related to share-based compensation of $0.7 million, partially offset by an increase in Work Opportunity Tax Credits (“WOTC”). Also related to the provision for income taxes was approximately $1.9 million recorded in accounts receivable as of April 3, 2016, which is expected to offset income tax payable during fiscal 2016.

As of April 3, 2016 and January 3, 2016, 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 April 3, 2016 and January 3, 2016, the Company had no accrued interest or penalties.

 

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

(7)

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 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

 

 

 

April 3,

2016

 

 

March 29,

2015

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(1,119

)

 

$

2,314

 

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

21,583

 

 

 

21,809

 

Dilutive effect of common stock equivalents arising

   from share option, nonvested share and nonvested

   share unit awards

 

 

 

 

 

190

 

Diluted

 

 

21,583

 

 

 

21,999

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

(0.05

)

 

$

0.11

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

(0.05

)

 

$

0.11

 

 

The computation of diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 excludes all potential share option awards in the amount of 454,571 since the Company reported a net loss, and the effect of their inclusion would have been antidilutive (i.e., including such share option awards would result in higher earnings per share). The computation of diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 excludes share option awards in the amount of 487,169 that were outstanding and antidilutive, since the exercise prices of these share option awards exceeded the average market price of the Company’s common shares.

Additionally, the computation of diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 excludes all potential nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards in the amount of 117,067 shares since the Company reported a net loss, and the effect of their inclusion would have been antidilutive. The computation of diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 excludes nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards in the amount of 791 shares 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.

 

 

(8)

Commitments and Contingencies

The Company is involved in various 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 adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial condition.

 

 

(9)

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 $0.5 million in share-based compensation expense for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

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. No share option awards were granted in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015.

As of April 3, 2016, there was $0.2 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 2.2 years.

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 first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015 was $1.5 million and $1.7 million, respectively. No nonvested share unit awards vested during the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015.

The Company granted 162,780 and 147,940 nonvested share awards in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively. The weighted-average grant-date fair value per share of the Company’s nonvested share awards granted in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015 was $11.41 and $13.01, respectively. In the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015, the Company granted no nonvested share unit awards.

The following table details the Company’s nonvested share awards activity for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016:

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Weighted-

Average

Grant-Date

Fair Value

 

Balance as of January 3, 2016

 

 

348,490

 

 

$

13.63

 

Granted

 

 

162,780

 

 

 

11.41

 

Vested

 

 

(130,530

)

 

 

12.82

 

Forfeited

 

 

(1,185

)

 

 

13.97

 

Balance as of April 3, 2016

 

 

379,555

 

 

$

12.95

 

 

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 first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company withheld 53,682 common shares with a total value of $0.6 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 April 3, 2016, there was $4.5 million and $0.2 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 3.0 years and 0.7 years for nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards, respectively.

 

 

(10)

Subsequent Event

In the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of outstanding common stock, which will be paid on June 15, 2016 to stockholders of record as of June 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

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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 April 3, 2016, and the related condensed consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016 and March 29, 2015. 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 January 3, 2016, 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 March 2, 2016, 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 January 3, 2016 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

May 4, 2016

 

 

 

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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 January 3, 2016.

Our fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest December 31. Fiscal 2016 includes 52 weeks and fiscal 2015 included 53 weeks. The four quarters of fiscal 2016 are each comprised of 13 weeks. The first three quarters in fiscal 2015 were each comprised of 13 weeks, and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was comprised of 14 weeks.

Overview

We are a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States, operating 434 stores and an e-commerce platform under the name “Big 5 Sporting Goods” as of April 3, 2016. 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 first quarter of fiscal 2016 declined compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2015 primarily due to lower net sales and lower merchandise margins. Our decrease in net sales reflected the negative impact of a calendar shift related to our 53-week fiscal 2015 that caused fiscal 2016 to begin one week later than fiscal 2015, as well as a calendar shift related to the Easter holiday, during which our stores are closed, from the second quarter in fiscal 2015 to the first quarter in fiscal 2016. Our operating results for the current year compared to the prior year were also negatively impacted by unfavorable weather conditions during the second half of the period, as well as a highly competitive and promotional retail environment. For the current fiscal year, same store sales for our major merchandise category of hardgoods decreased, while same store sales for our apparel and footwear categories increased.

 

·

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased 3.7% to $234.5 million compared to $243.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. The decrease in net sales was primarily attributable to a decline in same store sales and a reduction in sales from closed stores, partially offset by added sales from new stores.

 

·

Net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $1.1 million, or $(0.05) per basic share, compared to net income of $2.3 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. The net loss was driven primarily by lower net sales and gross profit margin and the write-off of deferred tax assets related to share-based compensation.

 

·

Gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 represented 30.3% of net sales, compared with 31.5% 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 86 basis points.

 

·

Selling and administrative expense for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased 1.7% to $71.2 million, or 30.4% of net sales, compared to $72.5 million, or 29.8% of net sales, for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. The decrease in selling and administrative expense was primarily attributable to a legal settlement provision and proxy contest costs in the prior year.

 

·

Operating cash flow provided for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased to $9.6 million from $19.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

 

·

Capital expenditures for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased to $3.2 million from $7.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

 

·

The balance under our revolving credit facility was $56.6 million as of April 3, 2016, compared with $55.4 million as of March 29, 2015 and $54.8 million as of January 3, 2016.

 

·

We paid cash dividends in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 of $2.8 million, or $0.125 per share, compared with $2.3 million, or $0.10 per share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

 

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Results of Operations

The results of the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the entire fiscal year.

13 Weeks Ended April 3, 2016 Compared to 13 Weeks Ended March 29, 2015

The following table sets forth selected items from our interim unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations by dollar and as a percentage of our net sales for the periods indicated:

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

April 3,

2016

 

 

March 29,

2015

 

 

 

(In thousands, except percentages)

 

Net sales

 

$

234,528

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

243,555

 

 

 

100.0

%

Cost of sales (1)

 

 

163,563

 

 

 

69.7

 

 

 

166,871

 

 

 

68.5

 

Gross profit

 

 

70,965

 

 

 

30.3

 

 

 

76,684

 

 

 

31.5

 

Selling and administrative expense (2)

 

 

71,219

 

 

 

30.4

 

 

 

72,462

 

 

 

29.8

 

Operating (loss) income

 

 

(254

)

 

 

(0.1

)

 

 

4,222

 

 

 

1.7

 

Interest expense

 

 

452

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

403

 

 

 

0.2

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

 

 

(706

)

 

 

(0.3

)

 

 

3,819

 

 

 

1.5

 

Income taxes

 

 

413

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

1,505

 

 

 

0.6

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(1,119

)

 

 

(0.5

)%

 

$

2,314

 

 

 

0.9

%

 

(1)

Cost of sales includes the cost of merchandise, net of discounts or allowances earned, freight, inventory reserves, buying, distribution center expense, including depreciation and amortization, and store occupancy expense. Store occupancy expense includes rent, amortization of leasehold improvements, common area maintenance, property taxes and insurance.

(2)

Selling and administrative expense includes store-related expense, other than store occupancy expense, as well as advertising, depreciation and amortization, expense associated with operating our corporate headquarters and impairment charges, if any.

Net Sales. Net sales decreased by $9.1 million, or 3.7%, to $234.5 million in the first quarter ended April 3, 2016 from $243.6 million in the first quarter last year. The change in net sales reflected the following:

 

·

Same store sales decreased by $4.5 million, or 1.9%, for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016, versus the comparable 13-week period in the prior year, which ended on April 5, 2015. Our lower same store sales reflected a decrease in sales for our major merchandise category of hardgoods, partially offset by increases in sales for our footwear and apparel categories. Same store sales for a period reflect net sales from stores that operated throughout the period as well as the full corresponding prior year period.

 

·

Net sales comparisons in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 were negatively impacted by a calendar shift related to our 53-week fiscal 2015 that caused fiscal 2016 to begin one week later than fiscal 2015. Net sales comparisons year over year were also negatively impacted by the calendar shift of the Easter holiday, during which our stores are closed, from the second quarter in fiscal 2015 to the first quarter in fiscal 2016. These calendar shifts negatively impacted net sales comparisons to the first quarter of fiscal 2015 by approximately $3.9 million. Because same store sales comparisons are made on a comparable-week basis, same store sales comparisons were not materially impacted by these calendar shifts.

 

·

Added sales from new stores opened since December 28, 2014 were offset by a reduction in closed store sales.

 

·

Our sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 compared with the prior year were adversely impacted by unfavorable weather conditions during the second half of the period, as well as a highly competitive and promotional retail environment, partially resulting from certain major competitors announcing their exit from many of our markets.

 

·

Although we experienced decreased customer transactions in our retail stores, the average sale per transaction increased in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to the same period last year, partially reflecting an ongoing shift to more branded product.

Store count as of April 3, 2016 was 434 versus 437 as of March 29, 2015. We closed four stores, one of which was a relocation, in the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016. We opened one new store and closed three stores, one of which was a relocation, in the 13 weeks ended March 29, 2015. For fiscal 2016, we anticipate opening between five and eight new stores and closing approximately ten stores.

 

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Gross Profit. Gross profit decreased by $5.7 million, or 7.5%, to $71.0 million, or 30.3% of net sales, in the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016, from $76.7 million, or 31.5% of net sales, in the 13 weeks ended March 29, 2015. The change in gross profit was primarily attributable to the following:

 

·

Net sales decreased $9.1 million, or 3.7%, year over year in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

 

·

Merchandise margins, which exclude buying, occupancy and distribution expense, decreased 86 basis points versus the first quarter last year, primarily reflecting increased promotional activities in response to the highly competitive environment, as well as increased clearance activities.

Selling and Administrative Expense. Selling and administrative expense decreased by $1.3 million to $71.2 million, or 30.4% of net sales, in the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016 from $72.5 million, or 29.8% of net sales, in the first 13 weeks last year. The reduction in selling and administrative expense was primarily attributable to decreases in legal and outside services expense, which reflected a legal settlement of $0.4 million and proxy contest costs of $0.5 million in the prior year.

Interest Expense. Interest expense remained flat at $0.4 million in the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016 compared to the first 13 weeks of fiscal 2015.

Income Taxes. The provision for income taxes was $0.4 million for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016 and $1.5 million for the 13 weeks ended March 29, 2015. The provision for income taxes for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 reflects the write-off of deferred tax assets related to share-based compensation of $0.7 million, partially offset by an increase in Work Opportunity Tax Credits (“WOTC”) compared to the prior year. In the second quarter of fiscal 2016, we anticipate writing off deferred tax assets related to share-based compensation, which we estimate will result in charges ranging between $0.1 million to $0.3 million and will negatively impact our effective tax rate.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our principal liquidity requirements are for working capital, capital expenditures and cash dividends. We fund our liquidity requirements primarily through cash on hand, cash flows from operations and borrowings from our revolving credit facility. We believe our cash on hand, future cash flows from operations and borrowings from our revolving credit facility will be sufficient to fund our cash requirements for at least the next 12 months.

As of April 3, 2016 we had $6.4 million of cash compared with $6.3 million as of March 29, 2015. Our cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities are summarized as follows:

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

April 3,

2016

 

 

March 29,

2015

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Net cash provided by (used in):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

 

$

9,642

 

 

$

19,509

 

Investing activities

 

 

(3,162

)

 

 

(7,004

)

Financing activities

 

 

(7,153

)

 

 

(17,709

)

Net decrease in cash

 

$

(673

)

 

$

(5,204

)

 

Operating Activities. Net cash provided by operating activities for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016 and March 29, 2015 was $9.6 million and $19.5 million, respectively. The decrease in cash flow from operating activities for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016 compared to the same period last year primarily reflects a larger decrease in accrued expenses mainly related to certain employee benefits, as well as the decrease in net income.

Investing Activities. Net cash used in investing activities for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016 and March 29, 2015 was $3.2 million and $7.0 million, respectively. Capital expenditures, excluding non-cash acquisitions, represented all of the cash used in investing activities for each period. The decrease primarily reflects lower required investment in our distribution center in fiscal 2016 compared to the prior year.

Financing Activities. Net cash used in financing activities for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016 and March 29, 2015 was $7.2 million and $17.7 million, respectively. For both periods, net cash was used primarily to fund debt and dividend payments, as well as treasury stock repurchases.

 

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As of April 3, 2016, we had revolving credit borrowings of $56.6 million and letter of credit commitments of $0.5 million outstanding. These balances compare to revolving credit borrowings of $54.8 million and letter of credit commitments of $0.5 million outstanding as of January 3, 2016 and revolving credit borrowings of $55.4 million and letter of credit commitments of $0.5 million outstanding as of March 29, 2015.

In fiscal 2015 we paid quarterly cash dividends of $0.10 per share of outstanding common stock, for an annual rate of $0.40 per share. In the first quarter of fiscal 2016 we paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of outstanding common stock, for an annual rate of $0.50 per share. In the second quarter of fiscal 2016, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of outstanding common stock, which will be paid on June 15, 2016 to stockholders of record as of June 1, 2016.

Periodically, we repurchase our common stock in the open market pursuant to programs approved by our Board of Directors. We may repurchase our common stock for a variety of reasons, including, among other things, our alternative cash requirements, existing business conditions and the current market price of our stock. In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, we repurchased 3,900 shares of common stock for $37,000. In the first quarter of fiscal 2015, we repurchased 76,073 shares of common stock for $0.9 million. Since the inception of our initial share repurchase program in May 2006 through April 3, 2016, we have repurchased a total of 2,534,507 shares for $32.1 million, leaving a total of $2.9 million available for share repurchases under our current share repurchase program.

Credit Agreement. On October 18, 2010, we 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 our option up to a maximum of $165.0 million. We 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, we 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. Total remaining borrowing availability under the Credit Agreement, after subtracting letters of credit, was $82.9 million and $84.7 million as of April 3, 2016 and January 3, 2016, respectively.

We 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”). After giving effect to the amendments, the “Borrowing Base” generally is comprised of the sum, at the time of calculation, of (a) 90.00% of our eligible credit card receivables; plus (b) the cost of our eligible inventory (other than our 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 our eligible in-transit inventory, net of inventory reserves, multiplied by 90.00% of the appraised net orderly liquidation value of our 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, we may designate specific borrowings under the Credit Facility as either base rate loans or LIBO rate loans. The applicable interest rate on our borrowings will be 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 shall 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 shall 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 will be 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%

 

 

 

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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 our assets. Our Credit Agreement contains covenants that require us to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of not less than 1.0:1.0 in certain circumstances, and limit our 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. We 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 us, 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.

Future Capital Requirements. We had cash on hand of $6.4 million as of April 3, 2016. We expect capital expenditures for fiscal 2016, excluding non-cash acquisitions, to range from approximately $15.0 million to $19.0 million, which is down from fiscal 2015, primarily to fund the opening of new stores, store-related remodeling, distribution center investments and computer hardware and software purchases, including amounts related to the development of a new point-of-sale system. The anticipated decrease in capital expenditures for fiscal 2016 compared to fiscal 2015 primarily reflects lower required investment in our distribution center to support overall growth. For fiscal 2016, we anticipate opening between five and eight new stores and closing approximately ten stores.

We currently pay quarterly dividends, subject to declaration by our Board of Directors. In the second quarter of fiscal 2016, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of outstanding common stock, which will be paid on June 15, 2016 to stockholders of record as of June 1, 2016.

As of April 3, 2016, a total of $2.9 million remained available for share repurchases under our share repurchase program. We consider several factors in determining when and if we make share repurchases including, among other things, our alternative cash requirements, existing business conditions and the market price of our stock.

We believe we will be able to fund our cash requirements from cash on hand, operating cash flows and borrowings from our revolving credit facility, for at least the next 12 months. However, our ability to satisfy our cash requirements depends upon our future performance, which in turn is subject to general economic conditions and regional risks, as well as financial, competitive, business and other factors affecting our operations, including factors beyond our control.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations. Our material off-balance sheet arrangements are operating lease obligations. We excluded these items from the balance sheet in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Operating lease commitments consist principally of leases for our retail store facilities, distribution center, corporate office, information technology hardware and distribution center delivery tractors. These leases frequently include options which permit us to extend the terms beyond the initial fixed lease term. With respect to most of those leases, we intend to renegotiate those leases as they expire.

Our material contractual obligations include operating lease commitments associated with our leased properties and other occupancy expense, capital lease obligations, borrowings under our Credit Facility and other liabilities.

Issued and outstanding letters of credit were $0.5 million as of April 3, 2016, and were related to securing insurance program liabilities.

Included in the Liquidity and Capital Resources section of Part II, Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2016, is a discussion of our future obligations and commitments as of January 3, 2016. In the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016, our revolving credit borrowings increased by $1.8 million from the end of fiscal 2015. We entered into new operating lease agreements in relation to our business operations during the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016. We do not believe that these operating leases or the changes to our revolving credit borrowings materially impact our contractual obligations or commitments presented as of January 3, 2016.

 

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In the ordinary course of business, we enter into arrangements with vendors to purchase merchandise in advance of expected delivery. Because most of these purchase orders do not contain any termination payments or other penalties if cancelled, they are not included as outstanding contractual obligations.

Critical Accounting Estimates

As discussed in Part II, Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2016, we consider our estimates on inventory valuation, long-lived assets and self-insurance liabilities to be the most critical in understanding the judgments that are involved in preparing our consolidated financial statements. There have been no significant changes to these estimates in the 13 weeks ended April 3, 2016.

Seasonality and Impact of Inflation

We experience seasonal fluctuations in our net sales and operating results. In the fourth fiscal quarter, which includes the holiday selling season, we normally experience higher inventory purchase volumes and increased expense for staffing and advertising. Seasonality influences our buying patterns which directly impacts our merchandise and accounts payable levels and cash flows. We purchase merchandise for seasonal activities in advance of a season. If we miscalculate the demand for our products generally or for our product mix during the fourth fiscal quarter, our net sales can decline, which can harm our financial performance. A significant shortfall from expected fourth fiscal quarter net sales can negatively impact our annual operating results.

In fiscal 2015, and during the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the impact of inflation has been minimal. We continue to evolve our product mix to include more branded merchandise that we believe gives us added flexibility to adjust selling prices for purchase cost increases. If we are unable to adjust our selling prices for purchase cost increases then our merchandise margins will decline, which will adversely impact our operating results. We do not believe that inflation had a material impact on our operating results for the reporting periods.

Recently Issued Accounting Updates

See Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements included in Part I, Item 1, Financial Statements, of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, our financial condition, our results of operations, our growth strategy and the business of our company generally.  In some cases, you can identify such statements by terminology such as “may,” “could,” “project,” “estimate,” “potential,” “continue,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends” or other such terminology.  These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, continued or worsening weakness in the consumer spending environment and the U.S. financial and credit markets, fluctuations in consumer holiday spending patterns, breach of data security or other unauthorized disclosure of sensitive personal or confidential information, the competitive environment in the sporting goods industry in general and in our specific market areas, inflation, product availability and growth opportunities, changes in the current market for (or regulation of) firearm-related products, seasonal fluctuations, weather conditions, changes in cost of goods, operating expense fluctuations, lower-than-expected profitability of our e-commerce platform or cannibalization of sales from our existing store base which could occur as a result of operating our e-commerce platform, litigation risks, stockholder campaigns and proxy contests, disruption in product flow, changes in interest rates, credit availability, higher expense associated with sources of credit resulting from uncertainty in financial markets and economic conditions in general. Those and other risks and uncertainties are more fully described in Part II, Item 1A, Risk Factors, in this report and in Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). We caution that the risk factors set forth in this report are not exclusive. In addition, we conduct our business in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. Accordingly, new risk factors may arise. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor to assess the impact of all such risk factors on our business or the extent to which any individual risk factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

 

 

 

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Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are subject to risks resulting from interest rate fluctuations since interest on borrowings under our Credit Facility is based on variable rates. We enter into borrowings under our Credit Facility principally for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes. We routinely evaluate the best use of our cash on hand and manage financial statement exposure to interest rate fluctuations by managing our level of indebtedness and the interest base rate options on such indebtedness. We do not utilize derivative instruments and do not engage in foreign currency transactions or hedging activities to manage our interest rate risk. If the interest rate on our debt was to change 1.0% as compared to the rate as of April 3, 2016, our interest expense would change approximately $0.6 million on an annual basis based on the outstanding balance of borrowings under our Credit Facility as of April 3, 2016.

Inflationary factors and changes in foreign currency rates can increase the purchase cost of our products. We are evolving our product mix to include more branded merchandise, which we believe gives us added flexibility to adjust selling prices for purchase cost increases. If we are unable to adjust our selling prices for purchase cost increases then our merchandise margins will decline, which will adversely impact our operating results. All of our stores are located in the United States, and all imported merchandise is purchased in U.S. dollars. We do not believe that inflation had a material impact on our operating results for the reporting periods.

 

 

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We conducted an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on such evaluation, our CEO and CFO have concluded that, as of the end of such period, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective, at a reasonable assurance level, in recording, processing, summarizing and reporting, on a timely basis, information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act and are effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our CEO and CFO, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

During the fiscal quarter ended April 3, 2016, no changes occurred with respect to our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

 

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PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings

The Company is involved in various 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 adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial condition.

 

 

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

There have been no material changes to the risk factors identified in Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors, of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2016.

 

 

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

The following tabular summary reflects the Company’s share repurchase activity during the quarter ended April 3, 2016:

ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES (1) (2)

 

Period

 

Total

Number of

Shares

Purchased

 

 

Average

Price

Paid per

Share

 

 

Total Number

of Shares

Purchased as

Part of

Publicly

Announced

Plans or

Programs

 

 

Maximum Number

(or Approximate

Dollar Value) of

Shares that May

Yet Be Purchased

Under the Plans or

Programs (3)

 

January 4 – January 31

 

 

3,900

 

 

$

9.53

 

 

 

3,900

 

 

$

2,887,000