JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Body Central Corp. (Nasdaq:BODY) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012.
Highlights for the fourth quarter ended December 29, 2012:
- Net revenues for the quarter increased 0.3% to $81.0 million, compared to $80.7 million last year.
- Store sales increased 1.2% to $73.8 million and comparable store sales decreased by 11.6%.
- Operating income was $3.9 million or 4.8% of net revenues, compared to $9.8 million or 12.2% of net revenues for last year.
- Net income was $2.4 million, or $0.15 per diluted share based on 16.3 million weighted average shares outstanding, as compared to net income of $6.1 million, or $0.38 per diluted share based on 16.2 million weighted average shares outstanding for the fourth quarter of 2011.
- The Company opened 13 new stores during the fourth quarter and operated 276 stores as of December 29, 2012.
Highlights for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2012:
- Net revenues increased 4.9% to $311.0 million from $296.5 million for the same period a year ago.
- Store sales rose 5.1% to $275.1 million driven by a 15% increase in store count which was offset by a comparable store sales decrease of 8.1%.
- Operating income was $19.1 million or 6.2% of net revenues, compared to $31.4 million or 10.6% of net revenues for the same period last year.
- Net income was $11.9 million or $0.73 per diluted share based on 16.3 million weighted average shares outstanding, as compared to net income of $19.7 million, or $1.22 per diluted share based on 16.2 million weighted average shares outstanding for fiscal 2011.
- The Company opened 39 new stores during fiscal year 2012.
Brian P. Woolf, Body Central's CEO, stated: "While the Company had a tough sales year in 2012, many initiatives were undertaken to build the infrastructure to support continued growth. In addition to those steps taken in 2012, we are pleased to have announced earlier this week four very significant personnel additions to our merchandising team. We have much to accomplish and an urgency to improve the product offering. In addition, we will be focused on building the brand, improving our customers' shopping experience in our stores, and unifying our direct and store marketing to become a true multi-channel business. As we redesign our new store prototype in support of these initiatives, we will be modifying our 2013 new store opening target to 25 stores. Lastly, we expect current trends in our business to continue to be weak through the first half of this year with pressure on gross margins. Longer term, we are optimistic about our business model and the niche we can continue to develop in the fast fashion segment."
Balance Sheet highlights as of December 29, 2012:
Cash and cash equivalents were $41.1 million at the end of the fourth quarter compared to $42.0 million in the prior year.
The Company had no long-term debt at the end of the fourth quarter in either 2012 or 2011.
Total Company inventories at the end of the fourth quarter were $23.0 million compared to $21.1 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011. Average store inventories decreased 4.6% from one year ago.
Reported results are preliminary and not final until the filing of our Annual Report Form 10-K with the SEC and remain subject to adjustment.
Conference Call Information
A conference call to discuss fourth quarter financial results is scheduled for today, February 28, 2013, at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. The conference call will also be webcast live at www.bodyc.com. To access the replay of this call, please dial (877) 870-5176 and enter pin number 8554090. The replay is available until March 14, 2013. A replay of this call will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.bodyc.com, within two hours of the conclusion of the call and will remain on the website for ninety days.
About Body Central
Founded in 1972, Body Central Corp. is a growing, multi-channel, specialty retailer offering on trend, quality apparel and accessories at value prices. As of December 31, 2012 the Company operated 276 specialty apparel stores in 26 states under the Body Central and Body Shop banners, as well as a direct business comprised of a Body Central catalog and an e-commerce website at www.bodyc.com. The Company targets women in their late teens and twenties from diverse cultural backgrounds who seek the latest fashions and a flattering fit. Stores feature an assortment of tops, dresses, bottoms, jewelry, accessories and shoes sold primarily under the Company's exclusive Body Central® and Lipstick® labels.
Safe Harbor Language
Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "guidance," "expects," "intends," "projects," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "targets," "anticipates," and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions, which may not prove to be accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from these forward-looking statements. Among these factors are (1) our ability to identify and respond to new and changing fashion trends, customer preferences and other related factors; (2) our ability to execute successfully our growth strategy; (3) changes in consumer spending and general economic conditions; (4) changes in the competitive environment in our industry and the markets we serve, including increased competition from other retailers; (5) our new stores or existing stores achieving sales and operating levels consistent with our expectations; (6) the success of the malls and shopping centers in which our stores are located; (7) our dependence on a strong brand image; (8) our direct business growing consistently with our growth strategy; (9) our information technology systems supporting our current and growing business, before and after our planned upgrades; (10) disruptions to our information systems in the ordinary course or as a result of systems upgrades; (11) our dependence upon key executive management or our inability to hire or retain additional personnel; (12) disruptions in our supply chain and distribution facility; (13) our lease obligations; (14) our reliance upon independent third-party transportation providers for all of our product shipments; (15) hurricanes, natural disasters, unusually adverse weather conditions, boycotts and unanticipated events; (16) the seasonality of our business; (17) increases in costs of fuel, or other energy, transportation or utilities costs and in the costs of labor and employment; (18) the impact of governmental laws and regulations and the outcomes of legal proceedings; (19) our maintaining effective internal controls; and (20) our ability to protect our trademarks or other intellectual property rights.
|BODY CENTRAL CORP.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)|
|Thirteen Weeks Ended||Fiscal Year Ended|
|December 29,||December 31,||December 29,||December 31,|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Net revenues||$ 81,002||$ 80,736||$ 310,958||$ 296,500|
|Cost of goods sold, including occupancy, buying, distribution center and catalog costs||56,473||52,700||210,913||193,101|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||18,830||16,830||74,650||66,803|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,804||1,389||6,273||5,204|
|Income from operations||3,895||9,817||19,122||31,392|
|Interest income, net of interest (expense)||(3)||2||7||16|
|Other income, net of other expense||101||31||205||237|
|Income before income taxes||3,993||9,850||19,334||31,645|
|Provision for income taxes||1,587||3,711||7,387||11,925|
|Net income||$ 2,406||$ 6,139||$ 11,947||$ 19,720|
|Net income per common share:|
|Basic||$ 0.15||$ 0.38||$ 0.74||$ 1.25|
|Diluted||$ 0.15||$ 0.38||$ 0.73||$ 1.22|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding:|
|Other comprehensive income:|
|Unrealized gain on short-term investments, net of tax||2||--||--||--|
|Other comprehensive income, net of tax||2||--||--||--|
|Comprehensive income||$ 2,408||$ 6,139||$ 11,947||$ 19,720|
|BODY CENTRAL CORP.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)|
|December 29,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 41,136||$ 41,993|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||6,966||4,293|
|Deferred tax asset, current||1,959||1,953|
|Total current assets||77,742||71,987|
|Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization||33,515||22,159|
|Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization||16,574||16,542|
|Total assets||$ 149,585||$ 132,302|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Accounts payable||$ 13,715||$ 16,498|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||19,732||18,608|
|Total current liabilities||33,447||35,106|
|Deferred tax liability, long-term||5,298||4,225|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 149,585||$ 132,302|
|BODY CENTRAL CORP.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)|
|Fiscal Year Ended|
|December 29,||December 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Net income||$ 11,947||$ 19,720|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||6,273||5,204|
|Amortization of premiums and discounts on investments, net||460||--|
|Deferred income taxes||1,067||(523)|
|Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation||(757)||(3,453)|
|Loss on disposal of property and equipment||84||29|
|Loss on short-term investments||4||--|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(459)||(360)|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||1,124||4,238|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||16,363||29,448|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(17,905)||(9,806)|
|Proceeds from sales of assets||29||--|
|Purchases of short-term investments||(25,104)||--|
|Proceeds from sales of short-term investments||10,880||--|
|Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments||13,760||--|
|Purchase of intangible assets||(179)||--|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(18,519)||(9,806)|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation||757||3,453|
|Proceeds from public offerings, net of issuance costs||--||1,143|
|Proceeds from the issuance of stock options||542||1,553|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||1,299||6,149|
|Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents||(857)||25,791|
|Cash and cash equivalents|
|Beginning of year||41,993||16,202|
|End of period||$ 41,136||$ 41,993|
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