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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended July 28, 2012

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 1-11084

 

 

 

LOGO

KOHL’S CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Wisconsin   39-1630919

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive,

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

  53051
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (262) 703-7000

 

 

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  ¨

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  ¨

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. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

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

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: August 25, 2012 Common Stock, Par Value $0.01 per Share, 234,507,513 shares outstanding.

 

 

 


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KOHL’S CORPORATION

INDEX

 

PART I  

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  
Item 1  

Financial Statements:

  
 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

     3   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

     4   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

     4   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity

     5   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

     6   
 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     7   
Item 2  

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

     11   
Item 3  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     17   
Item 4  

Controls and Procedures

     17   
PART II  

OTHER INFORMATION

  
Item 1A  

Risk Factors

     18   
Item 2  

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     19   
Item 6  

Exhibits

     20   
 

Signatures

     21   

 

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KOHL’S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Millions)

 

     July 28,     January 28,     July 30,  
     2012     2012     2011  
     (Unaudited)     (Audited)     (Unaudited)  

Assets

      

Current assets:

      

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 600      $ 1,205      $ 1,169   

Merchandise inventories

     3,494        3,199        3,095   

Deferred income taxes

     109        109        115   

Other

     260        299        256   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     4,463        4,812        4,635   

Property and equipment, net

     9,010        8,905        8,876   

Long-term investments

     102        153        208   

Other assets

     254        261        255   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 13,829      $ 14,131      $ 13,974   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

      

Current liabilities:

      

Accounts payable

   $ 1,531      $ 1,233      $ 1,345   

Accrued liabilities

     974        1,130        1,065   

Income taxes payable

     24        133        18   

Current portion of long-term debt

     —          —          100   

Current portion of capital lease and financing obligations

     94        94        89   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     2,623        2,590        2,617   

Long-term debt

     2,141        2,141        1,494   

Capital lease and financing obligations

     1,997        2,009        1,987   

Deferred income taxes

     411        423        338   

Other long-term liabilities

     469        460        460   

Shareholders’ equity:

      

Common stock

     4        4        4   

Paid-in capital

     2,381        2,339        2,295   

Treasury stock, at cost

     (6,580     (5,977     (4,846

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (51     (53     (35

Retained earnings

     10,434        10,195        9,660   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

     6,188        6,508        7,078   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

   $ 13,829      $ 14,131      $ 13,974   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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KOHL’S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In Millions, Except per Share Data)

 

     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     July 28,      July 30,      July 28,      July 30,  
     2012      2011      2012      2011  

Net sales

   $ 4,205       $ 4,248       $ 8,447       $ 8,410   

Cost of merchandise sold (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below)

     2,563         2,520         5,281         5,095   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gross margin

     1,642         1,728         3,166         3,315   

Operating expenses:

           

Selling, general, and administrative

     975         991         1,977         1,995   

Depreciation and amortization

     210         190         411         382   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating income

     457         547         778         938   

Interest expense, net

     80         72         162         148   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     377         475         616         790   

Provision for income taxes

     137         176         222         290   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 240       $ 299       $ 394       $ 500   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income per share:

           

Basic:

           

Basic

   $ 1.01       $ 1.08       $ 1.64       $ 1.77   

Average number of shares

     238         276         240         282   

Diluted:

           

Diluted

   $ 1.00       $ 1.08       $ 1.63       $ 1.76   

Average number of shares

     239         278         242         284   

Dividends declared and paid per share

   $ 0.32       $ 0.25       $ 0.64       $ 0.50   

KOHL’S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In Millions)

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     July 28,     July 30,     July 28,      July 30,  
     2012     2011     2012      2011  

Net income

   $ 240      $ 299      $ 394       $ 500   

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:

         

Unrealized gains (losses) on investments

     (2     9        —           17   

Interest rate derivatives:

         

Unrealized loss arising during period

     —          (13     —           (15

Reclassification adjustment for interest expense included in net income

     1        —          2         —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income

     (1     (4     2         2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 239      $ 295      $ 396       $ 502   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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KOHL’S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

(In Millions, Except per Share Data)

 

     Common Stock      Paid-In
Capital
    Treasury Stock     Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
    Retained        
     Shares      Amount        Shares     Amount     Income     Earnings     Total  

Balance at January 28, 2012

     358       $ 4       $ 2,339        (111   $ (5,977   $ (53   $ 10,195      $ 6,508   

Comprehensive income

                 2        394        396   

Stock options and awards

     1         —           44          —          —          —          44   

Net income tax impact from
exercise of stock options

     —           —           (2       —          —          —          (2

Dividends paid ($0.64 per share)

     —           —           —            2        —          (155     (153

Treasury stock purchases

     —           —           —          (13     (605     —          —          (605
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at July 28, 2012

     359       $ 4       $ 2,381        (124   $ (6,580   $ (51   $ 10,434      $ 6,188   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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KOHL’S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In Millions)

 

     Six Months Ended  
     July 28,     July 30,  
     2012     2011  

Operating activities

    

Net income

   $ 394      $ 500   

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

    

Depreciation and amortization

     411        382   

Share-based compensation

     24        29   

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation

     (3     (1

Deferred income taxes

     (13     42   

Other non-cash revenues and expenses

     8        13   

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Merchandise inventories

     (291     (57

Other current and long-term assets

     40        (14

Accounts payable

     298        208   

Accrued and other long-term liabilities

     (175     (108

Income taxes

     (111     (114
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     582        880   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investing activities

    

Acquisition of property and equipment

     (429     (479

Sales of investments in auction rate securities

     51        97   

Other

     2        (1
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (376     (383
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing activities

    

Treasury stock purchases

     (623     (1,166

Dividends paid

     (153     (142

Long-term debt payments

     —          (300

Proceeds from financing obligations

     4        8   

Capital lease and financing obligation payments

     (61     (46

Proceeds from stock option exercises

     19        43   

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation

     3        1   

Other

     —          (3
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (811     (1,605
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (605     (1,108

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     1,205        2,277   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 600      $ 1,169   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental information:

    

Interest paid, net of capitalized interest

   $ 160      $ 155   

Income taxes paid

     347        364   

Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities

    

Property and equipment acquired through capital lease and financing obligations

     42        27   

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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KOHL’S CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

1. Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for fiscal year end financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. For further information, refer to the financial statements and related footnotes included in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 (Commission File No. 1-11084) as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2012.

Due to the seasonality of our business, results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for a full fiscal year. In addition, quarterly results of operations depend significantly upon the timing and amount of sales and costs associated with the opening of new stores.

We operate as a single business unit.

We have corrected the presentation of $69 million of long-term lease assets that were previously netted against other long-term liabilities in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of July 30, 2011. We have also corrected the presentation of short-term deferred tax assets that were previously recorded as long-term deferred tax liabilities. This change was $37 million as of January 28, 2012 and $27 million as of July 30, 2011.

2. Debt

Long-term debt consists of the following non-callable and unsecured senior debt:

 

     July 28, 2012     January 28, 2012     July 30, 2011  

Maturing

   Effective
Rate
    Out-
standing
    Effective
Rate
    Out-
standing
    Effective
Rate
    Out-
standing
 
     (Dollars in Millions)  

2017

     6.31   $ 650        6.31   $ 650        6.31   $ 650   

2021

     4.81     650        4.81     650        —          —     

2029

     7.36     200        7.36     200        7.36     200   

2033

     6.05     300        6.05     300        6.05     300   

2037

     6.89     350        6.89     350        6.89     350   

October 2011

     —          —          —          —          7.41     100   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total senior debt

     6.01     2,150        6.01     2,150        6.59     1,600   
  

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

   

Unamortized debt discount

       (9       (9       (6

Less current portion

       —            —            (100
    

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Long-term debt

     $ 2,141        $ 2,141        $ 1,494   
    

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

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3. Fair Value Measurements

ASC No. 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” requires fair value measurements be classified and disclosed in one of the following three categories:

 

        Level 1:    Financial instruments with unadjusted, quoted prices listed on active market exchanges.
        Level 2:    Financial instruments lacking unadjusted, quoted prices from active market exchanges, including over-the-counter traded financial instruments. The prices for the financial instruments are determined using prices for recently traded financial instruments with similar underlying terms as well as directly or indirectly observable inputs, such as interest rates and yield curves that are observable at commonly quoted intervals.
        Level 3:    Financial instruments that are not actively traded on a market exchange. This category includes situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the financial instrument. The prices are determined using significant unobservable inputs or valuation techniques.

Our cash and cash equivalents are classified as a Level 1 pricing category. The carrying value of our cash and cash equivalents approximates fair value because maturities are three months or less.

Our long-term investments consist primarily of investments in auction rate securities (“ARS”). The par value of our long-term investments was $142 million as of July 28, 2012, $193 million as of January 28, 2012 and $241 million as of July 30, 2011. The estimated fair value of these securities was $102 million as of July 28, 2012, $153 million as of January 28, 2012 and $208 million as of July 30, 2011.

All ARS are classified as a Level 3 pricing category. The fair value for our ARS were based on third-party pricing models which utilized a discounted cash flow model for each of the securities as there was no recent activity in the secondary markets in these types of securities. This model used a combination of observable inputs which were developed using publicly available market data obtained from independent sources and unobservable inputs that reflect our own estimates of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the investments. Observable inputs include interest rate currently being paid, maturity and credit ratings.

Unobservable inputs include expected redemption date and discount rate. We assumed a seven-year redemption period in valuing our ARS. We intend to hold our ARS until maturity or until we can liquidate them at par value. Based on our other sources of income, we do not believe we will be required to sell them before recovery of par value. In some cases, holding the security until recovery may mean until maturity, which ranges from 2016 to 2041. The weighted-average maturity date is 2035. The discount rate was calculated using the closest match available for other insured asset backed securities. Discount rates ranged from 3.02% to 13.52%. The weighted-average discount rate was 7.87%. A market failure scenario was employed as recent successful auctions of these securities were very limited. Assuming a longer redemption period and a higher discount rate would result in a lower fair market value. Similarly, assuming a shorter redemption period and a lower discount rate would result in a higher fair market value.

The following table presents a rollforward of our long-term investments:

 

     Six Months Ended  
     July 28,
2012
    July 30,
2011
 
     (In Millions)  

Balance at beginning of year

   $ 153      $ 277   

Sales

     (51     (97

Unrealized losses

     —          28   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at end of quarter

   $ 102      $ 208   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Our senior debt is classified as a Level 1 pricing category and had an estimated fair market value of $2.5 billion at July 28, 2012, $2.4 billion at January 28, 2012 and $1.8 billion at July 30, 2011.

 

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4. Share-Based Compensation

We currently grant share-based compensation, including options to purchase shares of our common stock and nonvested stock to employees and outside directors, pursuant to the Kohl’s Corporation 2010 Long-Term Compensation Plan. Annual grants of stock options and nonvested stock are generally made to eligible employees in the first quarter of the fiscal year. Grants to newly-hired and promoted employees and other discretionary grants are made periodically throughout the remainder of the year. Grants of stock options and nonvested stock are generally made to eligible outside directors upon their initial election to the Board of Directors and annually upon each such director’s re-election.

The Black-Scholes option valuation model was used to estimate the fair value of each option award during the first six months of the respective fiscal year based on the following assumptions:

 

     2012     2011  

Dividend yield

     2.6     1.8

Volatility

     33.7     33.0

Risk-free interest rate

     1.0     2.2

Expected life in years

     5.5        5.5   

Weighted average fair value at grant date

   $ 11.64      $ 14.85   

The following table summarizes our stock option activity for the first six months of 2012 and 2011:

 

     2012      2011  
     Shares     Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
     Shares     Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
     (Shares in Thousands)  

Balance at beginning of year

     16,564      $ 53.41         17,869      $ 53.17   

Granted

     1,135        48.37         909        53.04   

Exercised

     (519     34.57         (1,002     43.41   

Forfeited/expired

     (543     59.21         (654     62.87   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at end of quarter

     16,637      $ 53.46         17,122      $ 53.36   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

The following table summarizes our nonvested stock activity for the first six months of 2012 and 2011:

 

     2012      2011  
     Shares     Weighted
Average
Grant
Date Fair
Value
     Shares     Weighted
Average
Grant
Date Fair
Value
 
     (Shares in Thousands)  

Balance at beginning of year

     1,946      $ 51.11         1,116      $ 49.30   

Granted

     799        48.36         1,141        52.48   

Vested

     (409     49.57         (266     49.31   

Forfeited

     (104     49.30         (17     52.84   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at end of quarter

     2,232      $ 50.49         1,974      $ 51.11   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense for both stock options and nonvested stock awards totaled $12 million for the three months ended July 28, 2012, $14 million for the three months ended July 30, 2011, $24 million for the six months ended July 28, 2012 and $29 million for the six months ended July 30, 2011. At July 28, 2012, we had approximately $160 million of unrecognized share-based compensation expense (before forfeitures and capitalization), which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 3.5 years.

 

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5. Contingencies

We are involved in various legal matters arising in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, the outcome of such proceedings and litigation will not have a material adverse impact on our consolidated financial statements.

6. Net Income Per Share

The calculations of the numerator and denominator for basic and diluted net income per share are summarized as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     July 28,
2012
     July 30,
2011
     July 28,
2012
     July 30,
2011
 
     (In Millions)  

Numerator—Net income

   $ 240       $ 299       $ 394       $ 500   

Denominator—Weighted average shares:

           

Basic

     238         276         240         282   

Impact of dilutive employee stock options

     1         2         2         2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

     239         278         242         284   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Antidilutive shares

     13         8         13         10   

 

 

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

For purposes of the following discussion, all references to “the quarter” and “the second quarter” are for the 13-week fiscal periods ended July 28, 2012 and July 30, 2011 and all references to “year to date” are for the 26-week fiscal periods ended July 28, 2012 and July 30, 2011.

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the related notes included elsewhere in this report, as well as the financial and other information included in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K (our “2011 Form 10-K”). The following discussion may contain forward-looking statements that reflect our plans, estimates and beliefs. Our actual results could materially differ from those discussed in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to those differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed elsewhere in this report and in our 2011 Form 10-K (particularly in “Risk Factors”).

Executive Summary

Net income was $240 million ($1.00 per diluted share) for the quarter compared to $299 million ($1.08 per diluted share) in the prior year quarter. Year to date, net income was $394 million ($1.63 per diluted share) in 2012 compared to $500 million ($1.76 per diluted share) in 2011.

Total sales for the second quarter were $4.2 billion this year, a decrease of 1.0% from the second quarter of 2011. Year to date total sales were $8.4 billion, an increase of 0.4% over last year. Comparable store sales decreased 2.7% for the quarter and 1.3% year to date. The decrease in comparable store sales in both periods reflects lower units per transaction and fewer transactions, partially offset by higher average unit retail pricing. E-Commerce sales increased 39% for the quarter and 36% year to date.

Gross margin as a percent of net sales decreased approximately 160 basis points from the second quarter of 2011 and 190 basis points from the first six months of 2011 as we focused on improving value for our customer during the current year. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percent of net sales improved, or “leveraged,” in both periods. Credit provided the most significant leverage, but we also saw positive results in our store payroll, remodel costs and corporate expenses.

We operated 1,134 stores as of July 28, 2012 and 1,097 stores as of July 30, 2011. Selling square footage was 83 million at July 28, 2012 and 81 million at July 30, 2011. We opened nine new stores, including one relocated store, and closed one store during the first six months of 2012. We plan to open 12 more stores in the fall season. Substantially all of the new stores will be “small” stores with less than 64,000 square feet of retail space. We reduced the number of remodels to approximately 50 stores this year as we assess potential changes to our store layout to increase sales productivity and operational efficiency.

Results of Operations

Net Sales

Net sales decreased 1.0% from $4.25 billion in the second quarter of 2011 to $4.21 billion in the second quarter of 2012. Year to date, net sales increased 0.4% from $8.41 billion for the first six months of 2011 to $8.45 billion for the first six months of 2012. On a comparable store basis, sales decreased 2.7% for the quarter and 1.3% year to date. We define comparable store sales as sales from stores (including relocated and remodeled stores) open throughout the full current and prior fiscal periods and from E-Commerce.

 

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The sales changes were due to the following:

 

     Quarter     Year to Date  
     (Dollars in millions)  

Comparable store sales:

    

Stores

   $ (178     (4.4 )%    $ (235     (2.9 )% 

E-Commerce

     66        38.6        130        36.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

     (112     (2.7     (105     (1.3

Sales from new stores

     69        —          142        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net sales

   $ (43     (1.0 )%    $ 37        0.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Drivers of the changes in comparable store sales were as follows:

 

     Quarter     Year to
Date
 

Average unit retail

     6.2      5.5 

Units per transaction

     (4.4     (3.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Average transaction value

     1.8        1.8   

Number of transactions

     (4.5     (3.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comparable store sales

     (2.7 )%      (1.3 )% 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Average unit retail increased approximately six percent for both the quarter and year to date. During the first six months of 2012, we reduced our prices from Fall 2011 prices, but our average unit retail in 2012 remains higher than in 2011 due to the significant price increases that were made in Fall 2011. Units per transaction and number of transactions declined in part due to insufficient inventory levels to meet the sales demand which resulted from the price reductions.

From a line of business perspective, Men’s, Footwear, and Accessories all outperformed the company average for the quarter. Men’s had strong sales in casual sportswear and tailored and dress. Footwear was led by athletic and women’s shoes. In the Accessories business, the strongest performing categories were sterling silver jewelry, bath and beauty, and handbags and small leather accessories. Women’s, Home, and Children’s reported mid-single-digit comparable store sales declines. Women’s was led by intimate and sleepwear and updated sportswear. As we expected, the juniors’ business was again challenging. Home had strength in bedding and sheets, bath and towels, and other domestics. Active and fitness apparel, which spans multiple lines of business, consistently outperformed other areas of the company with low single-digit comparable store sales increases for the quarter.

Year-to-date, Men’s was the strongest line of business and was led by casual sportswear and basics. Comparable store sales in the Accessories business were essentially flat. Women’s, Footwear, and Children’s reported low single-digit comparable store sales declines. Women’s had strength in active and fitness apparel and contemporary sportswear. Footwear reported strength in women’s shoes. In Children’s, the strongest performing categories were girl’s and boy’s apparel. Comparable store sales in the Home business declined mid-single-digits. Bath and towels and bedding and sheets were the strongest Home categories.

From a regional perspective, all regions were negative for the quarter with no significant variation between the regions. Year to date, the Midwest reported the strongest comparable store sales. Comparable stores sales in the Northeast, South Central, and Mid-Atlantic regions declined low single-digits year to date. The Southeast and West regions reported mid-single-digit decreases in comparable store sales.

Private and exclusive brand penetration increased approximately 220 basis points to 55% of sales for the quarter and approximately 260 basis points to 54% year-to-date. Most of the penetration increase was a result of new exclusive brands which include Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Rock & Republic. FILA Sport, Lauren Conrad, and Simply Vera Vera Wang also generated notably higher penetration for the quarter.

E-Commerce sales increased 39% for the quarter to $237 million and 36% to $488 million year to date. The sales growth is primarily the result of an increase in the number of transactions.

 

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Gross Margin

 

                 Decrease  
(Dollars in Millions)    2012     2011     $     %  

Quarter

   $ 1,642      $ 1,728      $ (86     (5 )% 

Year to date

     3,166        3,315        (149     (4

Gross margin as a percent of sales

        

Quarter

     39.0     40.7    

Year to date

     37.5        39.4       

Gross margin includes the total cost of products sold, including product development costs, net of vendor payments other than reimbursement of specific, incremental and identifiable costs; inventory shrink; markdowns; freight expenses associated with moving merchandise from our vendors to our distribution centers; shipping and handling expenses of E-Commerce sales; and terms cash discount. Our gross margin may not be comparable with that of other retailers because we include distribution center costs in selling, general and administrative expenses while other retailers may include these expenses in cost of merchandise sold.

Gross margin as a percent of net sales decreased approximately 160 basis points to 39.0% for quarter and 190 basis points to 37.5% year to date. The decreases are primarily due to higher apparel costs which were only partially offset by higher selling prices, especially in our opening price point private brands and in our national brands. Gross margin rates for our exclusive brands, which are less price sensitive and at higher price points, declined less than the company average.

E-Commerce decreased our gross margin rate by approximately 50 basis points for the quarter and 60 basis points year to date. This business currently has a lower gross margin than our stores due to the mix of products sold on-line and free or related shipping promotions.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

                 Decrease  
(Dollars in Millions)    2012     2011     $     %  

Quarter

   $ 975      $ 991      $ (16     (2 )% 

Year to date

     1,977        1,995        (18     (1

SG&A as a percent of net sales

        

Quarter

     23.2     23.3    

Year to date

     23.4        23.7       

Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) include compensation and benefit costs (including stores, headquarters, buying and merchandising and distribution centers); rent expense and other occupancy and operating costs of our retail, distribution and corporate facilities; freight expenses associated with moving merchandise from our distribution centers to our retail stores and among distribution and retail facilities; advertising expenses, offset by vendor payments for reimbursement of specific, incremental and identifiable costs; net revenues from our Kohl’s credit card operations; and other administrative costs. SG&A also includes the costs incurred prior to new store openings, such as advertising, hiring and training costs for new employees, processing and transporting initial merchandise, and rent expense. We do not include depreciation and amortization in SG&A. The classification of these expenses varies across the retail industry.

The decreases in SG&A expenses were primarily the result of effective expense management. Lower sales also contributed to the decrease. Net revenues from our credit card operations increased $8 million for the quarter and $31 million year to date. The increase was the result of higher finance charge revenues and late fees due to higher average receivables. Higher incident rates also contributed to the increase in late fees. Year to date, a more favorable revenue sharing percentage pursuant to the current Capital One agreement also contributed to the increase in net credit card revenues. Remodel costs were also lower in both periods as we remodeled 50 stores this year and 100 stores last year.

 

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Store payroll expenses as a percent of sales decreased, or “leveraged,” during both periods due to continued implementation of electronic signs and strong payroll management. Corporate operations also leveraged primarily due to lower incentive costs.

Advertising and distribution centers did not leverage during the quarter or year to date. Advertising increased both in dollars and as a percentage of sales due to incremental spend to support new brand launches and to drive customer traffic. Growth in our E-Commerce business contributed to the increase in distribution center costs as a percentage of sales.

Depreciation and Amortization

 

                   Increase  
(Dollars in Millions)    2012      2011      $      %  

Quarter

   $ 210       $ 190       $ 20         10

Year to date

     411         382         29         7   

The increases in depreciation and amortization are primarily attributable to new stores, remodels, and IT investments.

Operating Income

 

                 Decrease  
(Dollars in Millions)    2012     2011     $     %  

Quarter

   $ 457      $ 547      $ (90     (16 )% 

Year to date

     778        938        (160     (17

Operating income as a percent of sales

        

Quarter

     10.9     12.9    

Year to date

     9.2        11.2       

As a result of the above factors, operating income as a percent of net sales decreased approximately 200 basis points for both the quarter and year to date.

Interest Expense, Net

 

                   Increase  
(Dollars in Millions)    2012      2011      $      %  

Quarter

   $ 80       $ 72       $ 8         12

Year to date

     162         148         14         10   

The increase in interest expense is primarily due to the $650 million of long-term debt issued in October 2011.

Provision for Income Taxes

 

                   Decrease  
(Dollars in Millions)    2012      2011      $     %  

Quarter

   $ 137       $ 176       $ (39     (22 )% 

Year to date

     222         290         (68     (24

Our effective tax rate was 36.3% for the three months ended July 28, 2012 and 36.0% for the six months ended July 28, 2012 compared to 37.1% for the three months ended July 30, 2011 and 36.8% for the six months ended July 30, 2011. The decrease was primarily due to favorable settlements of state tax audits.

 

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Seasonality and Inflation

Our business, like that of most retailers, is subject to seasonal influences, with the major portion of sales and income typically realized during the second half of each fiscal year, which includes the back-to-school and holiday seasons. Approximately 15% of annual sales typically occur during the back-to-school season and 30% during the holiday season. Because of the seasonality of our business, results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for a full fiscal year. In addition, quarterly results of operations are impacted by the timing and amount of sales and costs associated with the opening of new stores.

Although we expect that our operations will be influenced by general economic conditions affecting consumers, including rising food, fuel and energy prices, we do not believe that inflation has had a material effect on our results of operations. However, there can be no assurance that our business will not be affected by such factors in the future. We experienced 10-15% increases in apparel costs in 2011. We saw modest increases in apparel costs in the first six months of 2012, and expect to see mid-single-digit decreases in the last six months of the year. The largest decreases are expected in our private and exclusive brands.

Financial Condition and Liquidity

Our primary ongoing cash requirements are for capital expenditures in connection with our expansion and remodeling programs and seasonal and new store inventory purchases. Share repurchases and dividend payments to shareholders are currently another significant usage of cash. These payments are discretionary and can be discontinued at any time should we require cash for other uses. Our primary sources of funds for our business activities are cash flow provided by operations, short-term trade credit and our lines of credit. Short-term trade credit, in the form of extended payment terms for inventory purchases, often represents a significant source of financing for merchandise inventories. Seasonal cash needs to purchase inventory for the November and December holiday selling season may be met by cash on hand and/or the line of credit available under our revolving credit facility.

 

                 Increase (Decrease)
in Cash
 
(Dollars in Millions)    2012     2011     $     %  

Net cash provided by (used in):

        

Operating activities

   $ 582      $ 880      $ (298     (34 )% 

Investing activities

     (376     (383     7        2   

Financing activities

     (811     (1,605     794        49   

Operating Activities. Operating activities generated $582 million of cash in 2012, compared to $880 million in 2011.

Merchandise inventory per store was $3.1 million as of July 28, 2012 and $2.8 million as of July 30, 2011. Inventory units per store as of July 2012 were six percent higher than July 2011, but generally consistent with July 2010 as we increased inventory during 2012 to more normalized levels. Accounts payable as a percent of inventory of 43.8% at July 28, 2012 was comparable to 43.5% at July 30, 2011.

Investing Activities. Net cash used in investing activities reflects a $50 million decrease in capital spending primarily due to lower spending on remodels and new stores, partially offset by higher technology spending. The decrease was offset by a $46 million decrease in proceeds from auction rate security sales.

Financing Activities. Financing activities used cash of $811 million in 2012 and $1.6 billion in 2011.

We paid cash for treasury stock purchases settled during the first half of 2012 of $623 million and $1.2 billion in the first half of 2011. The shares were purchased as part of our $3.5 billion share repurchase program. Pursuant to this program, we may repurchase shares from time to time in open market transactions, accelerated stock repurchase programs, tender offers, privately negotiated transactions or by other means. Subject to market conditions, we expect to complete the program by the end of Fiscal 2012.

In March 2011, we repaid $300 million of long-term debt.

 

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Year to date, we paid cash dividends of $153 million, or $0.64 per common share, and $142 million, or $0.50 per common share, in the first half of 2011. On August 7, 2012, our board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per common share. The dividend is payable September 26, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 5, 2012.

Key Financial Ratios. Key financial ratios that provide certain measures of our liquidity are as follows:

 

     July 28,     January 28,     July 30,  
     2012     2012     2011  

Working capital (In Millions)

   $ 1,840      $ 2,222      $ 2,018   

Current ratio

     1.07:1        1.86:1        1.77:1   

Debt/capitalization

     40.6     39.5     34.1

The decrease in working capital and the current ratio as of July 28, 2012 compared to July 30, 2011 was due to lower cash and cash equivalents, primarily related to share repurchases in the first half of 2012 and the last two quarters of 2011. The increase in the debt/capitalization ratio reflects the issuance of $650 million of debt in October 211, partially offset by lower capitalization, primarily due to share repurchases.

Debt Covenant Compliance. As of July 28, 2012, we were in compliance with all debt covenants and expect to remain in compliance during fiscal 2012.

 

     (Dollars in  
     Millions)  

Total Debt

   $ 4,241   

Permited Exclusions

     (9
  

 

 

 

Subtotal

     4,232   

Rent x 8

     2,108   
  

 

 

 

Included Indebtedness (A)

   $ 6,340   
  

 

 

 

Net Worth

   $ 6,188   

Investments (accounted for under equity method)

     —     
  

 

 

 

Subtotal

     6,188   

Included Indebtedness

     6,340   
  

 

 

 

Capitalization (B)

   $ 12,528   
  

 

 

 

Leverage Ratio (A/B)

     0.51   

Maximum permitted Leverage Ratio

     0.70   

Free Cash Flow. We generated free cash flow of $96 million in 2012 compared to $363 million in 2011. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure which we define as net cash provided by operating activities and proceeds from financing obligations (which generally represent landlord reimbursements of construction costs) less capital expenditures and capital lease and financing obligations. Free cash flow should be evaluated in addition to, and not considered a substitute for, other financial measures such as net income and cash flow provided by operations. We believe that free cash flow represents our ability to generate additional cash flow from our business operations.

 

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The following table reconciles net cash provided by operating activities, a GAAP measure, to free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure.

 

                 Increase  
(In Millions)    2012     2011     (Decrease)  

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 582      $ 880      $ (298

Acquisition of property and equipment

     (429     (479     50   

Capital lease and financing obligation payments

     (61     (46     (15

Proceeds from financing obligations

     4        8        (4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Free cash flow

   $ 96      $ 363      $ (267
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Contractual Obligations

There have been no significant changes in the contractual obligations disclosed in our 2011 Form 10-K.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have not provided any financial guarantees as of July 28, 2012. We have not created, and are not party to, any special-purpose or off-balance sheet entities for the purpose of raising capital, incurring debt or operating our business. We do not have any arrangements or relationships with entities that are not consolidated into our financial statements that are reasonably likely to materially affect our liquidity or the availability of capital resources.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts. Management has discussed the development, selection and disclosure of its estimates and assumptions with the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors. There have been no significant changes in the critical accounting policies and estimates discussed in our 2011 Form 10-K.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

There have been no significant changes in the market risks described in our 2011 Form 10-K.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (the “Evaluation”) at a reasonable assurance level as of July 28, 2012, the last day of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Disclosure controls and procedures are defined by Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) as controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified by the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

It should be noted that the design of any system of controls is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving our stated goals under all potential future conditions, regardless of how remote.

Based upon the Evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective at a reasonable assurance level as of July 28, 2012. As noted below, we had previously identified a material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting. The principal factor that contributed to this material weakness was the misinterpretation of complex accounting standards related to leases where we, as the lessee, are involved in asset construction pursuant to ASC 840, “Leases.”

 

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During August 2012, we performed the testing necessary to determine that our controls and procedures for reporting periods subsequent to July 28, 2012 are effective. As a result of this testing, we have determined that the material weakness related to these controls has been remediated.

(b) Planned Remediation Efforts to Address Material Weakness

As stated above, we had previously identified a material weakness in our controls over the accounting for leases. This error was first identified during the quarter ended July 30, 2011. The principal factor that contributed to this material weakness was the misinterpretation of complex accounting standards related to leases where we, as the lessee, are involved in asset construction pursuant to ASC 840, “Leases.” This material weakness resulted in a number of errors in our accounting for leases and contributed to the restatement in September 2011 of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2011 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2011.

To remediate the material weakness described above, we implemented remedial measures including a review of all of our leases to correct instances where we were not complying with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). In addition, we developed updated procedures to reflect the technical guidance for lease accounting and instituted additional management review to confirm the proper implementation of accounting standards going forward.

Despite the remedial measures that were implemented, the material weakness could not be considered remediated until the applicable remedial controls operated for a sufficient period of time and management had concluded, through testing, that these controls were operating effectively. During the period covered by this report, we entered into several new lease transactions, but we did not have sufficient time to complete the necessary testing of the controls over accounting for leases to ensure that these controls were operating effectively.

(c) Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

We have implemented the changes necessary to remediate the material weakness in our controls over the accounting for leases. These changes included a review of all of our leases to correct instances where we were not complying with GAAP, updated procedures to reflect the technical guidance for lease accounting and additional management review. There were no other changes in our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect such controls.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1A. Risk Factors

There have been no significant changes in our risk factors from those described in our 2011 Form 10-K.

Forward-looking Statements

This report contains statements that may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements relate to developments, results, conditions or other events we expect or anticipate will occur in the future. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, these statements may relate to future outlook, revenues, earnings, store openings, planned capital expenditures, market conditions, new strategies and the competitive environment. Forward-looking statements are based on our management’s then current views and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Any such forward-looking statements are qualified by the important risk factors, described in Item 1A of our 2011 Form 10-K, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to the date initially made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. An investment in our common stock or other securities carries certain risks. Investors should carefully consider the risks as stated in our 2011 Form 10-K and other risks which may be disclosed from time to time in our filings with the SEC before investing in our securities.

 

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

We did not sell any securities during the quarter ended July 28, 2012, which were not registered under the Securities Act.

In February 2011, our Board of Directors increased the remaining share repurchase authorization under our existing share repurchase program by $2.6 billion, from $900 million to $3.5 billion. Pursuant to this program, we may repurchase shares from time to time in open market transactions, accelerated stock repurchase programs, tender offers, privately negotiated transactions or by other means. Subject to market conditions, we expect to complete the program by the end of Fiscal 2012.

The following table contains information for shares repurchased and shares acquired from employees in lieu of amounts required to satisfy minimum tax withholding requirements upon the vesting of the employees’ restricted stock during the three fiscal months ended July 28, 2012:

 

Period

   Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
During
Period
     Average
Price
Paid Per
Share
     Total Number
of Shares
Purchased as
Part of a
Publicly
Announced
Program
     Approximate
Dollar Value  of
Shares that May
Yet Be Purchased
Under the
Program
 
                          (In millions)  

April 29 – May 26, 2012

     1,866,170       $ 48.65         1,864,120       $ 780   

May 27 – June 30, 2012

     3,542,321         44.48         3,541,341         620   

July 1 – July 28, 2012

     1,034,017         47.34         1,032,911         570   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     6,442,508       $ 46.15         6,438,372       $ 570   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

12.1    Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges.
31.1    Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2    Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1    Certification of Periodic Report by Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2    Certification of Periodic Report by Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS    XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
101.CAL    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
101.DEF    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
101.LAB    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
101.PRE    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

       

Kohl’s Corporation

(Registrant)

Date: August 31, 2012    

/s/ Wesley S. McDonald

   

Wesley S. McDonald

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Chief Accounting Officer)

 

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