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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC  20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended October 2, 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      No  

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      No  

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

 

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

 

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

There were 21,895,236 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.01 per share outstanding as of October 26, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 


 

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

INDEX

 

 

 

Page

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1

Financial Statements

3

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2016

3

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Thirteen and Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015

4

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015

5

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015

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

27

Item 1A

Risk Factors

27

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

28

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)

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

ASSETS

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

5,479

 

 

$

7,119

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $40 and $61, respectively

 

 

8,934

 

 

 

14,180

 

Merchandise inventories, net

 

 

289,838

 

 

 

299,446

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

9,895

 

 

 

12,185

 

Total current assets

 

 

314,146

 

 

 

332,930

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

79,402

 

 

 

82,036

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

21,676

 

 

 

23,402

 

Other assets, net of accumulated amortization of $1,376 and $1,244, respectively

 

 

2,259

 

 

 

2,228

 

Goodwill

 

 

4,433

 

 

 

4,433

 

Total assets

 

$

421,916

 

 

$

445,029

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

105,025

 

 

$

89,961

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

63,776

 

 

 

69,524

 

Current portion of capital lease obligations

 

 

1,383

 

 

 

1,435

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

170,184

 

 

 

160,920

 

Deferred rent, less current portion

 

 

17,597

 

 

 

19,516

 

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

 

 

2,313

 

 

 

2,392

 

Long-term debt

 

 

22,875

 

 

 

54,846

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

9,755

 

 

 

8,524

 

Total liabilities

 

 

222,724

 

 

 

246,198

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, 0.01 par value, authorized 50,000,000 shares; issued 24,666,552 and 24,562,799 shares, respectively; outstanding 21,894,836 and 21,917,982 shares, respectively

 

 

247

 

 

 

246

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

113,237

 

 

 

112,236

 

Retained earnings

 

 

119,967

 

 

 

118,998

 

Less: Treasury stock, at cost; 2,771,716 and 2,644,817 shares, respectively

 

 

(34,259

)

 

 

(32,649

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

199,192

 

 

 

198,831

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

421,916

 

 

$

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

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

Net sales

 

$

279,015

 

 

$

270,130

 

 

$

754,952

 

 

$

754,092

 

Cost of sales

 

 

189,126

 

 

 

184,965

 

 

 

517,841

 

 

 

514,967

 

Gross profit

 

 

89,889

 

 

 

85,165

 

 

 

237,111

 

 

 

239,125

 

Selling and administrative expense

 

 

76,296

 

 

 

74,870

 

 

 

219,774

 

 

 

219,985

 

Operating income

 

 

13,593

 

 

 

10,295

 

 

 

17,337

 

 

 

19,140

 

Interest expense

 

 

323

 

 

 

438

 

 

 

1,204

 

 

 

1,253

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

13,270

 

 

 

9,857

 

 

 

16,133

 

 

 

17,887

 

Income taxes

 

 

5,083

 

 

 

3,727

 

 

 

6,941

 

 

 

6,865

 

Net income

 

$

8,187

 

 

$

6,130

 

 

$

9,192

 

 

$

11,022

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.38

 

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.43

 

 

$

0.51

 

Diluted

 

$

0.38

 

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.50

 

Dividends per share

 

$

0.125

 

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.375

 

 

$

0.30

 

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

21,593

 

 

 

21,730

 

 

 

21,607

 

 

 

21,791

 

Diluted

 

 

21,732

 

 

 

21,850

 

 

 

21,790

 

 

 

21,977

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of January 3, 2016

 

 

21,917,982

 

 

$

246

 

 

$

112,236

 

 

$

118,998

 

 

$

(32,649

)

 

$

198,831

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,192

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,192

 

Dividends on common stock ($0.375 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8,223

)

 

 

 

 

 

(8,223

)

Issuance of nonvested share awards

 

 

166,980

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of share option awards

 

 

6,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,790

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,790

 

Tax deficiency from share-based awards activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(222

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(222

)

Forfeiture of nonvested share awards

 

 

(15,770

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retirement of common stock for payment of

   withholding tax

 

 

(53,682

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(612

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(613

)

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

(126,899

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,610

)

 

 

(1,610

)

Balance as of October 2, 2016

 

 

21,894,836

 

 

$

247

 

 

$

113,237

 

 

$

119,967

 

 

$

(34,259

)

 

$

199,192

 

 

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

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

 

9,192

 

$

 

11,022

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

14,289

 

 

 

16,222

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

1,790

 

 

 

1,599

 

Excess tax benefit related to share-based awards

 

 

(57

)

 

 

(110

)

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

 

132

 

 

 

132

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

1,726

 

 

 

(2,109

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

5,246

 

 

 

7,020

 

Merchandise inventories, net

 

 

9,608

 

 

 

(8,271

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

2,127

 

 

 

3,410

 

Accounts payable

 

 

17,772

 

 

 

1,991

 

Accrued expenses and other long-term liabilities

 

 

(6,788

)

 

 

(5,564

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

55,037

 

 

 

25,342

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(10,215

)

 

 

(18,002

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(10,215

)

 

 

(18,002

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal borrowings under revolving credit facility

 

 

142,678

 

 

 

132,065

 

Principal payments under revolving credit facility

 

 

(174,649

)

 

 

(133,119

)

Changes in book overdraft

 

 

(3,018

)

 

 

(420

)

Principal payments under capital lease obligations

 

 

(1,125

)

 

 

(1,202

)

Proceeds from exercise of share option awards

 

 

47

 

 

 

83

 

Excess tax benefit related to share-based awards

 

 

57

 

 

 

110

 

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

(1,610

)

 

 

(3,195

)

Tax withholding payments for share-based compensation

 

 

(613

)

 

 

(685

)

Dividends paid

 

 

(8,229

)

 

 

(6,649

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(46,462

)

 

 

(13,012

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash

 

 

(1,640

)

 

 

(5,672

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

7,119

 

 

 

11,503

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at end of period

$

 

5,479

 

$

 

5,831

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment acquired under capital leases

$

 

1,014

 

$

 

2,960

 

Property and equipment additions unpaid

$

 

2,211

 

$

 

4,635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

$

 

1,069

 

$

 

1,137

 

Income taxes paid

$

 

555

 

$

 

3,160

 

 

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 432 stores and an e-commerce platform as of October 2, 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 during the first quarter of fiscal 2016, 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 income 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 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 as of the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period. The Company is evaluating the future impact of this ASU on the consolidated financial statements.

Other 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 and the related shipping and handling costs are included in cost of 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 does not sell gift cards that carry expiration dates. 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 2016). The Company recognized approximately $112,000 and $337,000 in gift card breakage revenue for the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016, respectively, compared to approximately $112,000 and $335,000 in gift card breakage revenue for the 13 and 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015, respectively. The Company had outstanding gift card liabilities of $3.9 million and $4.9 million as of October 2, 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 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 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.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

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.

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.

The Company recognized no impairment charges in the first 39 weeks of fiscal 2015 or 2016.

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)

Store Closing Costs

The Company closed five underperforming stores in the third quarter of fiscal 2016, which will not be relocated. The store closing costs primarily include lease termination costs for leases that expire in fiscal years 2017 through 2019. The following table summarizes the activity for the Company’s store closing reserves:

 

 

Severance Costs

 

 

Lease Termination Costs

 

 

Other Associated Costs

 

 

Total

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Balance at January 3, 2016

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Store closing costs

 

 

61

 

 

 

1,024

 

 

 

114

 

 

 

1,199

 

Payments

 

 

(61

)

 

 

(78

)

 

 

(114

)

 

 

(253

)

Balance at October 2, 2016

 

$

 

 

$

946

 

 

$

 

 

$

946

 

The Company recorded $1.2 million of expense related to the closure of these underperforming stores in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016. This expense is reflected as part of selling and administrative expense in the accompanying interim unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations.

The current portion of accrued store closing costs is recorded in accrued expenses and the noncurrent portion is recorded in other long-term liabilities in the accompanying interim unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.

 

(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.

 

 

(5)

Accrued Expenses

The major components of accrued expenses are as follows:

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Payroll and related expense

 

$

21,923

 

 

$

24,090

 

Occupancy expense

 

 

11,807

 

 

 

10,693

 

Sales tax

 

 

8,227

 

 

 

11,307

 

Other

 

 

21,819

 

 

 

23,434

 

Accrued expenses

 

$

63,776

 

 

$

69,524

 

 

 

(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.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

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.

As of October 2, 2016, the Company had long-term revolving credit borrowings of $22.9 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. Total remaining borrowing availability, after subtracting letters of credit, was $116.6 million and $84.7 million as of October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2016, respectively.

 

 

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

(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 October 2, 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 2013 and after, and state and local income tax returns are open for fiscal years 2011 and after. 

The provision for income taxes for the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 reflects the write-off of deferred tax assets related to share-based compensation of $0.8 million, respectively, partially offset by an increase in Work Opportunity Tax Credits.  

As of October 2, 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 October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2016, 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 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

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Net income

 

$

8,187

 

 

$

6,130

 

 

$

9,192

 

 

$

11,022

 

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

21,593

 

 

 

21,730

 

 

 

21,607

 

 

 

21,791

 

Dilutive effect of common stock equivalents arising

   from share option, nonvested share and nonvested

   share unit awards

 

 

139

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

183

 

 

 

186

 

Diluted

 

 

21,732

 

 

 

21,850

 

 

 

21,790

 

 

 

21,977

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

0.38

 

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.43

 

 

$

0.51

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.38

 

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

The computation of diluted earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended October 2, 2016, the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016, the 13 weeks ended September 27, 2015 and the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015 excludes share option awards in the amounts of 153,987, 239,280, 496,716 and 491,227, 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 October 2, 2016 and the 13 weeks ended September 27, 2015 excludes nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards in the amounts of 2,052 and 9,000 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 October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015.

 

 

(9)

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.

 

 

(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 April 19, 2016 (the “Plan”), and accounts for its share-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718. The Company recognized $0.5 million and $1.8 million in share-based compensation expense for the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016, respectively, compared to $0.6 million and $1.6 million in share-based compensation expense for the 13 and 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015, 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. No share option awards were granted in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016. In the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015, the Company granted 20,000 share option awards, and the weighted-average grant-date fair value for such share option awards was $6.02.

As of October 2, 2016, there was $0.1 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 2.0 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 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was $1.6 million and $1.7 million, respectively. The total fair value of nonvested share unit awards which vested during the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was $0.5 million and $0.1 million, respectively.

The Company granted 166,980 and 152,140 nonvested share awards in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively. The weighted-average grant-date fair value per share of the Company’s nonvested share awards granted in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was $11.35 and $13.06, respectively.

The Company granted 25,200 and 25,200 nonvested share unit awards in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively. The weighted-average grant-date fair value per share of the Company’s nonvested share unit awards granted in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was $8.87 and $14.67, respectively.

 

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BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(continued)

 

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 October 2, 2016:

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Weighted-

Average

Grant-Date

Fair Value

 

Balance as of January 3, 2016

 

 

348,490

 

 

$

13.63

 

Granted

 

 

166,980

 

 

 

11.35

 

Vested

 

 

(138,480

)

 

 

12.91

 

Forfeited

 

 

(15,770

)

 

 

13.15

 

Balance as of October 2, 2016

 

 

361,220

 

 

$

12.87

 

 

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 October 2, 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 October 2, 2016, there was $3.5 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 2.5 years and 0.9 years for nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards, respectively.

 

 

(11)

Subsequent Event

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share of outstanding common stock, which will be paid on December 15, 2016 to stockholders of record as of December 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 “Company”) as of October 2, 2016, and the related condensed consolidated statements of operations for the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, and of stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015. These interim financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’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

November 2, 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 of 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 432 stores and an e-commerce platform under the name “Big 5 Sporting Goods” as of October 2, 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 third quarter of fiscal 2016 increased compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2015 primarily due to the favorable impact of higher net sales and improved merchandise margins, partially offset by higher selling and administrative expense. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2015 benefited from the liquidation and closure of certain major competitors that concluded in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Our net sales comparisons to the prior year also reflect the unfavorable impact of a calendar shift from a 53-week year in fiscal 2015, which caused fiscal 2016 to begin one week later than fiscal 2015 and resulted in pre-Fourth of July holiday sales moving from the third quarter in fiscal 2015 to the second quarter in fiscal 2016.

Our same store sales increased 6.8% for the 13 weeks ended October 2, 2016, versus the comparable 13-week period in the prior year, which ended on October 4, 2015. Our same store sales comparisons to the prior year do not reflect the calendar shift from a 53-week year in fiscal 2015 because we report same store sales on a comparable week basis. In addition, same store sales comparisons exclude sales from stores closed during the comparable periods. For the third quarter of fiscal 2016, same store sales comparisons increased for all major merchandise categories of hardgoods, footwear and apparel.

 

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 increased 3.3% to $279.0 million compared to $270.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. The increase in net sales was primarily attributable to an increase in same store sales and added sales from new stores opened since June 28, 2015, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of a calendar shift from a 53-week year in fiscal 2015 and a reduction in sales from closed stores. Same store sales benefited from the liquidation and closure of certain major competitors that concluded in the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

 

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $8.2 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to net income of $6.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. The higher net income was driven primarily by increased gross profit resulting from higher net sales and improved merchandise margins, partially offset by higher selling and administrative expense.

 

Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 represented 32.2% of net sales, compared with 31.5% in the third quarter of the prior year. The increase in gross profit margin resulted mainly from higher merchandise margins and lower store occupancy expense as a percentage of net sales.

 

Selling and administrative expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 increased 1.9% to $76.3 million, or 27.3% of net sales, compared to $74.9 million, or 27.7% of net sales, for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. The increase in selling and administrative expense was primarily attributable to store closing costs in the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

 

Operating cash flow provided in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 increased to $55.0 million from $25.3 million in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015.

 

Capital expenditures for the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 decreased to $10.2 million from $18.0 million for the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015.

 

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The balance under our revolving credit facility was $22.9 million as of October 2, 2016, compared with $65.3 million as of September 27, 2015 and $54.8 million as of January 3, 2016.

 

We paid cash dividends in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016 of $8.2 million, or $0.375 per share, compared with $6.6 million, or $0.30 per share, in the 39 weeks ended September 27, 2015.

 

We repurchased 126,899 shares of common stock for $1.6 million in the 39 weeks ended October 2, 2016.

Results of Operations

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

13 Weeks Ended October 2, 2016 Compared to 13 Weeks Ended September 27, 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

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

 

(In thousands, except percentages)

 

Net sales

 

$

279,015

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

270,130

 

 

 

100.0

%

Cost of sales (1)

 

 

189,126

 

 

 

67.8

 

 

 

184,965

 

 

 

68.5

 

Gross profit

 

 

89,889

 

 

 

32.2

 

 

 

85,165

 

 

 

31.5

 

Selling and administrative expense (2)

 

 

76,296

 

 

 

27.3

 

 

 

74,870

 

 

 

27.7

 

Operating income

 

 

13,593

 

 

 

4.9

 

 

 

10,295

 

 

 

3.8

 

Interest expense

 

 

323

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

438

 

 

 

0.2

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

13,270

 

 

 

4.8

 

 

 

9,857