LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sport Chalet, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPCHA) (Nasdaq:SPCHB), a premier, full service specialty sporting goods retailer, today announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended September 29, 2013.
Second Quarter 2014 Results
Sales decreased 5.2% to $86.7 million from $91.5 million in the same period last year. Sales were lower due to a 2.5% comparable store sales decrease, a sales decrease of $1.8 million from the closure of three underperforming stores, and lower sales in the Team Sales Division due to changes in personnel. These declines were partially offset by a 32.4% increase in Online sales and the contribution of one new store opened at the end of the first quarter. The comparable store sales decline was reflective of general consumer caution and an uneven retail environment.
Gross profit decreased $2.7 million, or 10.8%, and as a percent of sales decreased to 25.9% from 27.6%. The decrease in gross margin reflects an increase in promotional activity to stimulate sales as well as the decrease in sales.
Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses increased $0.9 million, or 4.1%, due primarily to higher advertising spending in the quarter to promote sales. As a percent of sales, SG&A increased to 26.3% from 24.0% in the same period last year.
The Company's net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $3.0 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.8 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the second quarter of last year.
"Our second quarter had a disappointing start, as sales trends were weak in July and August, but turned positive in September on a comparable basis," said Craig Levra, Chairman and CEO. "Sales trends have continued to improve as we progressed into fall, and our Team Sales Division is also beginning to move into positive territory.
"Since opening in June, our next generation store in Downtown Los Angeles has delivered significantly better than average sales per square foot and gross margin than the chain as a whole. The flexible store format allows us to continually adapt the highly tailored merchandise mix to appeal to our Downtown customer base, and early results have exceeded our expectations. With additional capital, we believe there is enormous sales growth potential in rolling out this next generation format across our existing store base through a strategic remodel program, and opening new next generation stores in both our core markets and new geographies.
"We have taken significant steps over the past year to accelerate our growth strategy, including the recent engagement of a financial advisor to help us find the right path to new growth capital, as well as the addition of new talent to our Board of Directors and our Online Division. We continue to navigate the choppy retail environment, and we are concentrating all of our efforts to maximize sales while containing costs. We are optimistic that our premium brands and quality merchandise, best-in-class service, and our 'Expert' staff engagement with customers position us well for success in the coming holiday selling season."
Six-Month 2014 Results
For the first half of fiscal 2014, sales decreased 4.0% to $168.3 million from $175.3 million for the first half of the prior fiscal year. Comparable store sales decreased 1.7% in the first half of 2014.
Gross profit decreased $4.6 million, or 9.5%, and as a percent of sales decreased to 26.1% from 27.7% for the first half of fiscal 2013.
SG&A expenses increased $1.8 million, or 4.1% for the first half of 2014. As a percent of sales, SG&A increased to 26.4% from 24.3% in the same period last year.
The Company's net loss for the first half of 2014 was $5.9 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the first half of fiscal 2013.
Conference Call Info
The Company will be hosting a conference call and audio webcast, both open to the public, today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to review its financial results for the second quarter ended September 29, 2013. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the earnings conference call over the internet through an audio webcast located at http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=710638&s=1&k=D2F6CADE015790008F60CF45D2DB2AF8.
To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least fifteen minutes early to register and download and install any necessary audio software. The conference call may also be accessed by dialing either (877) 941-0843 or (480) 629-9819 and entering passcode 4649312. A dial-in replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call through Midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by dialing (800) 406-7325 and entering passcode 4649312#.
About Sport Chalet, Inc.
Sport Chalet is a premier, full service specialty sporting goods retailer featuring the industry's top sports brands in apparel, footwear, and sports equipment. Founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, the company has 52 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah; an online store at www.sportchalet.com; a Team Sales Division; and offers more than 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations. For more information, visit Sport Chalet at www.sportchalet.com.
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward- looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among other things, the specific forward looking statements in this release and the risks associated with each, including the risk that our sales trends and Team Sales business may not continue to improve, the positive early results of our new store format may not continue, our next generation format may not achieve consumer acceptance or provide operational efficiencies when expanded to additional stores, the steps we have taken will not be adequate to accelerate our growth strategy (including the recent engagement of a financial advisor, the addition of new directors and the addition of new talent to our Online Division); we will not be able to navigate the choppy retail environment, we may not be able to maximize sales while containing costs, our premium brands, quality merchandise, best-in-class service, and our 'Expert' staff engagement with customers may not position us well for success in the coming holiday selling season, the negative effect of the economic downturn on the Company's sales, limitations on borrowing under the Company's bank credit facility, the Company's ability to control operating expenses and costs, the competitive environment of the sporting goods industry in general and in the Company's specific market areas, inflation, the challenge of maintaining its competitive position, the Company's ability to manage the growth of its Team Sales Division and online business, the Company's ability to regain or subsequently maintain compliance with the requirements for continued listing of its Class B Common Stock, changes in costs of goods and services, and the weather and economic conditions in general and in specific market areas. These and other risks are more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|Sport Chalet, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|13 weeks ended||26 weeks ended|
|September 29, 2013||September 30, 2012||September 29, 2013||September 30, 2012|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Net sales||$ 86,725||$ 91,452||$ 168,250||$ 175,301|
|Cost of goods sold, buying and occupancy costs||64,232||66,233||124,292||126,714|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||22,819||21,924||44,423||42,662|
|Depreciation and amortization||2,167||2,041||4,333||4,110|
|(Loss) income from operations||(2,493)||1,254||(4,798)||1,815|
|(Loss) income before income taxes||(3,038)||762||(5,884)||865|
|Income tax provision||2||2||2||2|
|Net (loss) income||$ (3,040)||$ 760||$ (5,886)||$ 863|
|(Loss) earnings per share:|
|Basic||$ (0.21)||$ 0.05||$ (0.41)||$ 0.06|
|Diluted||$ (0.21)||$ 0.05||$ (0.41)||$ 0.06|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:|
|Sport Chalet, Inc.|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|September 29,||March 31,|
|Assets||(in thousands, except share amounts)|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 4,175||$ 3,775|
|Accounts receivable, net||4,947||5,169|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,917||1,830|
|Total current assets||115,369||115,029|
|Fixed assets, net||16,589||18,338|
|Total assets||$ 131,958||$ 133,367|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity|
|Accounts payable||$ 36,541||$ 33,512|
|Loan payable to bank||50,034||46,324|
|Salaries and wages payable||2,963||3,367|
|Other accrued expenses||19,028||18,839|
|Total current liabilities||108,566||102,042|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $.01 par value:|
|Authorized shares – 2,000,000|
|Issued and outstanding shares – none||--||--|
|Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value:|
|Authorized shares – 46,000,000|
|Issued and outstanding shares – 12,414,490 at|
|September 29, 2013 and March 31, 2013||124||124|
|Class B Common Stock, $.01 par value:|
|Authorized shares – 2,000,000|
|Issued and outstanding shares – 1,775,821 at|
|September 29, 2013 and March 31, 2013||18||18|
|Additional paid-in capital||37,445||37,318|
|Total stockholders' equity||9,491||15,250|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 131,958||$ 133,367|
|Sport Chalet, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|26 weeks ended|
|September 29, 2013||September 30, 2012|
|Net (loss) income||$ (5,886)||$ 863|
|Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||4,333||4,110|
|Gain on disposal of property and equipment||(56)||(16)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(87)||(295)|
|Salaries and wages payable||(404)||373|
|Other accrued expenses||161||(21)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(317)||(1,871)|
|Purchase of fixed assets||(3,053)||(932)|
|Proceeds from sale of assets||60||16|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(2,993)||(916)|
|Proceeds from bank borrowing||186,472||187,025|
|Repayment of bank borrowing||(182,762)||(183,386)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||3,710||3,639|
|Increase in cash and cash equivalents||400||852|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||3,775||2,811|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$ 4,175||$ 3,663|
|Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information|
|Cash paid during the period for:|
|Interest||$ 1,086||$ 950|
|Income tax||$ 2||$ 2|
|Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities|
|Purchases of fixed assets on credit||$ 903||$ 732|
|Fixed assets acquired under capital leases||$ 28||$ 244|
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