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UNITED STATES

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 June 30, 2012

 

OR

 

o         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: 0-10345

 

CACHE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

Florida

 

59-1588181

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

incorporation or organization)

 

 

 

1440 Broadway, New York, New York

 

10018

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(zip code)

 

212-575-3200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(Former name, address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

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 filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer o

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company x

(Do not check if a 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 o No x

 

As of August 10, 2012, 12,881,924 common shares were outstanding.

 

 

 



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CACHE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

INDEX

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

3

 

 

 

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

3

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011

3

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the twenty-six- and thirteen week- periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011

4

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the twenty-six- week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011

6

 

Notes to the 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

18

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

18

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

18

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

19

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

CACHE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

June 30,
2012

 

December 31,
2011

 

July 2,
2011

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

 

$

14,334,000

 

$

22,509,000

 

$

8,706,000

 

Marketable securities

 

7,019,000

 

4,008,000

 

15,613,000

 

Certificates of deposit — restricted

 

3,000,000

 

3,000,000

 

3,000,000

 

Receivables, net

 

2,359,000

 

3,403,000

 

2,426,000

 

Income tax receivable

 

267,000

 

162,000

 

50,000

 

Inventories, net

 

22,267,000

 

22,075,000

 

18,350,000

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

2,516,000

 

1,572,000

 

4,787,000

 

Total current assets

 

51,762,000

 

56,729,000

 

52,932,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

 

20,166,000

 

18,937,000

 

21,716,000

 

Intangible assets, net

 

102,000

 

102,000

 

102,000

 

Other assets

 

9,040,000

 

8,877,000

 

8,176,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

81,070,000

 

$

84,645,000

 

$

82,926,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

7,957,000

 

$

9,565,000

 

$

6,465,000

 

Note payable

 

 

 

1,455,000

 

Accrued compensation

 

2,560,000

 

2,579,000

 

2,414,000

 

Accrued liabilities

 

9,338,000

 

10,217,000

 

9,062,000

 

Total current liabilities

 

19,855,000

 

22,361,000

 

19,396,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other liabilities

 

10,387,000

 

11,487,000

 

12,922,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $.01; authorized, 40,000,000 shares; issued 16,564,123, 16,542,900 and 16,513,910

 

166,000

 

165,000

 

165,000

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

48,626,000

 

48,419,000

 

48,284,000

 

Retained earnings

 

41,831,000

 

42,008,000

 

41,954,000

 

Treasury stock 3,682,199 shares, at cost

 

(39,795,000

)

(39,795,000

)

(39,795,000

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

50,828,000

 

50,797,000

 

50,608,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

81,070,000

 

$

84,645,000

 

$

82,926,000

 

 

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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CACHE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE TWENTY-SIX WEEKS ENDED

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

June 30,
2012

 

July 2,
2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

117,628,000

 

$

112,365,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales, including buying and occupancy

 

69,048,000

 

62,930,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

48,580,000

 

49,435,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Store operating expenses

 

39,459,000

 

37,533,000

 

General and administrative expenses

 

9,467,000

 

9,003,000

 

Total expenses

 

48,926,000

 

46,536,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

(346,000

)

2,899,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(31,000

)

Interest income

 

42,000

 

44,000

 

Total other income, net

 

42,000

 

13,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

(304,000

)

2,912,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

(127,000

)

885,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(177,000

)

$

2,027,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share

 

$

(0.01

)

$

0.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$

(0.01

)

$

0.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

12,877,000

 

12,822,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

12,877,000

 

12,861,000

 

 

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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CACHE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

June 30,
2012

 

July 2,
2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

61,633,000

 

$

60,266,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales, including buying and occupancy

 

35,250,000

 

32,752,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

26,383,000

 

27,514,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Store operating expenses

 

20,117,000

 

19,396,000

 

General and administrative expenses

 

4,589,000

 

3,959,000

 

Total expenses

 

24,706,000

 

23,355,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

1,677,000

 

4,159,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(13,000

)

Interest income

 

24,000

 

23,000

 

Total other income, net

 

24,000

 

10,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

1,701,000

 

4,169,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax provision

 

670,000

 

1,370,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,031,000

 

$

2,799,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

0.08

 

$

0.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.08

 

$

0.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

12,880,000

 

12,827,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

12,928,000

 

12,873,000

 

 

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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CACHE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE TWENTY-SIX WEEKS ENDED

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

June 30,
2012

 

July 2,
2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(177,000

)

$

2,027,000

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,631,000

 

4,055,000

 

Stock-based compensation

 

162,000

 

204,000

 

Non-cash interest expense on note payable

 

 

31,000

 

Decrease (increase) in deferred income taxes

 

(157,000

)

1,206,000

)

Gift card breakage

 

(149,000

)

(304,000

)

Amortization of deferred income for co-branded credit card

 

(563,000

)

(419,000

)

Amortization of deferred rent

 

(1,177,000

)

(842,000

)

Change in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease in receivables and income tax receivables

 

758,000

 

429,000

 

Increase in inventories

 

(192,000

)

(2,561,000

)

Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(904,000

)

282,000

 

Decrease in accounts payable

 

(1,608,000

)

(1,808,000

)

Decrease in accrued liabilities, accrued compensation and other liabilities

 

(109,000

)

(1,277,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

(485,000

)

1,023,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of marketable securities

 

(5,522,000

)

(3,076,000

)

Maturities of marketable securities

 

2,511,000

 

8,386,000

 

Proceeds from insurance recovery

 

181,000

 

 

Certificates of deposit — restricted

 

 

(500,000

)

Purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements

 

(4,860,000

)

(1,346,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(7,690,000

)

3,464,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repayment of note payable

 

 

(413,000

)

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock

 

 

23,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(390,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents

 

(8,175,000

)

4,097,000

 

Cash and equivalents, at beginning of period

 

22,509,000

 

4,609,000

 

Cash and equivalents, at end of period

 

$

14,334,000

 

$

8,706,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$

 

$

23,000

 

Income taxes paid

 

$

187,000

 

$

135,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued fixed asset additions

 

$

199,000

 

$

1,000

 

Prepaid stock-based compensation

 

$

47,000

 

$

43,000

 

 

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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CACHE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1.              BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

References to “the Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” mean Cache, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, except as expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires. Under the trade name “Cache”, we operated 264 women’s apparel specialty stores, as of June 30, 2012.

 

The following unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information not misleading. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include all known adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the results of the interim periods as required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. These adjustments consist primarily of normal recurring accruals and estimates that impact the carrying value of assets and liabilities. Actual results may materially differ from these estimates.

 

These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, which are included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K with respect to such period filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. The December 31, 2011 condensed consolidated balance sheet amounts are derived from the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements.

 

The Company’s fiscal year (“fiscal year” or “fiscal”) refers to the applicable 52- or 53-week period. The years ended December 31, 2011 (“fiscal 2011”) and December 29, 2012 (“fiscal 2012”) are each 52-week years.

 

2.              STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

Stock-based compensation expense for all stock-based awards programs, including grants of stock options, is recorded in accordance with “Compensation-Stock Compensation”, Topic 718 of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“FASB ASC”). During the 26- and 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012, the Company recognized approximately $162,000 and $81,000, respectively, in stock-based compensation expense, and for the same periods ended July 2, 2011, the Company recognized approximately $204,000 and $103,000, respectively.  The grant date fair value for stock options is calculated using the Black-Scholes option valuation model. The Company granted no stock options during the 26- and 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011. No excess tax benefits were recognized from the exercise of stock options during the 26- week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011. During the first quarter of fiscal 2012, 14,000 shares of the Company’s common stock were issued for services to its board members. The total fair value of the issued common stock was approximately $95,000, of which approximately $48,000 and $24,000 were included in stock-based compensation expense for the 26- and 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012, respectively. The remaining cost is expected to be recognized over the remainder of fiscal 2012. Comparatively, during the first quarter of fiscal 2011, 21,200 shares of the Company’s common stock were issued for services to its board members. The total fair value of the issued common stock was approximately $86,000, of which approximately $43,000 and $21,000 were included in stock-based compensation expense for the 26 and 13-week periods ended July 2, 2011, respectively.

 

During the 26- and 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012, the Company granted restricted stock awards representing 12,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, which had a weighted-average grant date fair value of $6.70 per share.  These restricted shares will contingently vest over a three year period based on the Company meeting performance goals. Comparatively, during the 26- and13-week period ended July 2, 2011, the Company granted restricted stock awards representing 46,000 and 18,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, which had a weighted average grant date fair value of $4.41 and $4.98 per share, respectively. A portion of these restricted stock awards will contingently vest over a three-year period, based on the Company meeting performance goals, and a portion will vest over the requisite service period.

 

3.              BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share has been computed based upon the weighted average of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings (loss) per share also includes the dilutive effect of potential common shares (dilutive stock options and unvested restricted stock awards) outstanding during the period. Income (loss) per common share has been computed as follows:

 

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26-Weeks Ended

 

13-Weeks Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

July 2,

 

June 30,

 

July 2,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(177,000

)

$

2,027,000

 

$

1,031,000

 

$

2,799,000

 

Basic weighted number of average shares outstanding

 

12,877,000

 

12,822,000

 

12,880,000

 

12,827,000

 

Incremental shares from assumed issuances of stock options and restricted stock awards

 

 

39,000

 

48,000

 

46,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

12,877,000

 

12,861,000

 

12,928,000

 

12,873,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share - Basic

 

$

(0.01

)

$

0.16

 

$

0.08

 

$

0.22

 

- Diluted

 

$

(0.01

)

$

0.16

 

$

0.08

 

$

0.22

 

 

Options and unvested restricted common shares of 1,277,340 were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share for the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012 due to the net loss incurred by the Company.

 

Options to purchase 726,675 common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share for the 26-week period ended July 2, 2011, due to the anti-dilutive effect caused by the exercise price exceeding the average market price. Unvested restricted common shares of 194,329 were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share for the 26-week period ended July 2, 2011, due to contingent restricted shares not meeting their performance goals.

 

Options to purchase 681,675 and 706,675 common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share for the 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively, due to the anti-dilutive effect caused by the exercise price exceeding the average market price. Unvested restricted common shares of 457,550 and 194,329 were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share for the 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively, due to contingent restrictive shares not meeting their performance goals.

 

4.              RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In July 2012, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2012-02, Intangibles — Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment. ASU 2012-02 allows an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform a quantitative impairment test. Under these amendments, an entity would not be required to calculate the fair value of an indefinite-lived intangible asset unless the entity determines, based on qualitative assessment, that it is not more likely than not, the indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired. The amendments include a number of events and circumstances for an entity to consider in conducting the qualitative assessment. The amendments are effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012, early adoption is permitted. The Company does not expect that the adoption of ASU 2012-02 will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In December 2011, FASB issued ASU No. 2011-12, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassification of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in ASU 2011-05, which defers only those changes in ASU 2011-05 related to the presentation of reclassification adjustments in order to allow the FASB time to re-deliberate whether to present on the face of the financial statements the effects of the reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income on the components of net income and other comprehensive income for all periods presented. ASU 2011-12 was effective at the same time as ASU 2011-05 and until determined, entities should continue to report reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income consistent with the presentation requirements in effect before ASU 2011-05. The adoption of ASU 2011-12 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2011, FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (ASC Topic 220)—Presentation of Comprehensive Income. ASU No. 2011-05 eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of equity and requires an entity to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. The amendments were effective retrospectively for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption of ASU 2011-05 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2011, FASB issued ASU No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (ASC Topic 820)—Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs. ASU No. 2011-04 amends current fair value measurement and disclosure guidance to include increased transparency around valuation inputs and investment categorization. The

 

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changes to the ASC as a result of this update were effective prospectively for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption of ASU 2011-04 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

5.              FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT

 

Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures”, Topic 820 of the FASB ASC, defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (exit price). Topic 820 of the FASB ASC establishes a fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value into three broad levels as follows:

 

·                  Level 1 — Unadjusted quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date.

 

·                  Level 2 — Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (i.e., interest rates, yield curves, etc.) and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.

 

·                  Level 3 — Unobservable inputs that reflect assumptions about what market participants would use in pricing assets or liabilities based on the best information available.

 

As of June 30, 2012, the Company’s marketable securities primarily consist of short-term certificates of deposit. The Company classifies its short-term investments as held-to-maturity. Held-to-maturity securities are those securities in which the Company has the ability and intent to hold the securities until maturity. Because the Company’s held-to-maturity securities mature within one year of the purchase date, the securities are classified as short-term marketable securities. Held-to-maturity debt securities are recorded at amortized cost, adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts and such carrying values approximate fair value.

 

A decline in the market value of any held-to-maturity security below cost that is deemed to be other than temporary results in a reduction in carrying amount to fair value. The impairment is charged to earnings and a new cost basis for the security is established.

 

Financial Instruments”, Topic 825 of the FASB ASC, provides entities the option to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value. Entities that choose the fair value option will recognize unrealized gains and losses on items for which the fair value option was elected in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. The Company has chosen not to elect the fair value option for any items that are not already required to be measured at fair value in accordance with Topic 825 of the FASB ASC.

 

The fair value of our marketable securities, which was determined based upon Level 1 inputs, totaled $7.0 million, $4.0 million and $15.6 million as of June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011, respectively. For the fiscal periods ended June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011, the aggregate amount of marketable securities (maturing greater than 90 days and less than one year) totaled approximately $7.0 million, $4.0 million and $15.6 million, respectively. The Company noted small variances between the book value and fair value due to the remaining unamortized premiums. As a result, no impairment has occurred for the fiscal periods presented herein. Premiums and discounts are amortized or accreted over the life of the related held-to-maturity investments. Interest income is recognized when earned.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The carrying amounts of certificates of deposit, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their estimated fair values due to their short-term nature. The Company’s note payable included imputed interest at 5% as the fair market value of this note was not readily determinable because comparable instruments did not exist. The 5% imputed interest represented the Company’s average return on its investment portfolio at the inception of the note.

 

6.              RECEIVABLES

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

July 2,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2011

 

Construction allowances

 

$

496,000

 

$

343,000

 

$

109,000

 

Third party credit cards

 

1,287,000

 

2,172,000

 

1,563,000

 

Other

 

576,000

 

888,000

 

754,000

 

 

 

$

2,359,000

 

$

3,403,000

 

$

2,426,000

 

 

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At June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011 the Company’s income tax receivable was $267,000, $162,000 and $50,000, respectively, which resulted from quarterly federal and state tax estimated payments.

 

7.                                      INVENTORIES

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

July 2,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2011

 

Raw materials

 

$

1,361,000

 

$

1,590,000

 

$

1,259,000

 

Work in process

 

2,744,000

 

1,221,000

 

969,000

 

Finished goods

 

18,162,000

 

19,264,000

 

16,122,000

 

 

 

$

22,267,000

 

$

22,075,000

 

$

18,350,000

 

 

8.              EQUIPMENT AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

July 2,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2011

 

Leasehold improvements

 

$

48,695,000

 

$

49,425,000

 

$

51,164,000

 

Furniture, fixtures and equipment

 

37,772,000

 

35,004,000

 

35,176,000

 

 

 

86,467,000

 

84,429,000

 

86,340,000

 

Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(66,301,000

)

(65,492,000

)

(64,624,000

)

 

 

$

20,166,000

 

$

18,937,000

 

$

21,716,000

 

 

9.              ACCRUED LIABILITIES

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

July 2,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2011

 

Gift cards, merchandise credit cards and other customer deposits and credits

 

$

3,958,000

 

$

3,916,000

 

$

3,791,000

 

Taxes, including income taxes

 

1,672,000

 

2,185,000

 

1,813,000

 

Operating expenses

 

1,437,000

 

1,826,000

 

1,635,000

 

Deferred income — co-branded credit card program

 

1,168,000

 

1,031,000

 

898,000

 

Group insurance

 

618,000

 

609,000

 

546,000

 

Sales return reserve

 

286,000

 

451,000

 

378,000

 

Fixed asset additions

 

199,000

 

199,000

 

1,000

 

 

 

$

9,338,000

 

$

10,217,000

 

$

9,062,000

 

 

10.       OTHER LIABILITIES

 

The Company’s other liabilities are comprised of the following:

 

 

 

June 30,
2012

 

December 31,
2011

 

July 2,
2011

 

Deferred rent

 

$

9,415,000

 

$

10,114,000

 

$

11,276,000

 

Deferred income — co-branded credit card program

 

972,000

 

1,373,000

 

1,646,000

 

 

 

$

10,387,000

 

$

11,487,000

 

$

12,922,000

 

 

11.       CREDIT FACILITY

 

The Company had a credit facility with the Bank of America (the “Bank”) of $3.0 million which expired on May 1, 2012. On May 1, 2012, the Company amended its credit facility with the Bank for another year to allow the Company to issue letters of credit up to $3.0 million, which is collateralized by granting to the Bank a security interest in various certificates of deposit held by the Company with the Bank amounting to a total of $3.0 million. This one-year credit facility will expire on April 30, 2013.

 

Any certificates of deposit collateralized against this line of credit are reported as restricted funds. Based on the expiry dates of the letters of credits issued, the restricted cash has been reported as either current or non-current. When the expiry date is within one year of the reporting period end date, then the certificates of deposit are reported as current, and when the expiry date is beyond one year, the certificates of deposit are reported as non-current.

 

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There were outstanding letters of credit under this facility of $1.4 million at June 30, 2012.

 

12.       INCOME TAXES

 

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with “Income Taxes”, Topic 740 of the FASB ASC. This guidance requires the Company to recognize deferred tax liabilities and assets for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in the Company’s financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax liabilities and assets are determined based on the difference between the financial statement carrying amounts and tax bases of assets and liabilities, using applicable tax rates for the years in which the differences are expected to reverse. At December 31, 2011, the Company maintained $8.8 million of net deferred tax assets, of which approximately $5.1 million related to federal tax operating loss carry-forwards and $1.6 million related to state tax net operating loss (“NOL”) carry-forwards. In addition, during the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, the Company recorded an income tax benefit of $127,000, primarily related to the net loss incurred.  The Company established a federal valuation allowance of $4.6 million at December 31, 2011. For state income tax purposes, the Company had a valuation allowance in the amount of $538,000 at December 31, 2011, primarily to reserve for the possible non-utilization of state NOL carry-forwards, which may not be realized in future periods before the NOLs expire. These amounts remained unchanged as of June 30, 2012.

 

At June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011 the current portion of deferred tax assets and liabilities of $359,000, $354,000 and $269,000, respectively, were included in prepaid expenses and other current assets, while the non-current portion of deferred tax assets and liabilities of $8.6 million, $8.5 million and $7.8 million, respectively were included in other assets on the Company’s accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. These amounts are net of the valuation allowance discussed above.

 

When tax contingencies become probable, a liability for the contingent amount is estimated based upon the Company’s best estimation of the potential exposures associated with the timing and amount of deductions, as well as various tax filing positions. As of June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011, and July 2, 2011 the Company had no reserve recorded for potential tax contingencies. During the 13-week period ended July 2, 2011, the Company recorded a reversal of the state income tax reserve of $277,000, net of federal benefit, based on the completion of a state income tax audit of the Company’s state income tax returns.

 

13.       COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

The Company is exposed to a number of asserted and unasserted potential claims. Management does not believe it is reasonably possible that resolution of these matters will result in a material loss. The Company had no guarantees, subleases or assigned lease obligations as of June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 or July 2, 2011.

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Except for the historical information contained in this Form 10-Q, the matters addressed herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).  Forward-looking statements represent the Company’s expectation or belief concerning future events.  Without limiting the foregoing, the words “believes,” “thinks,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “expects” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, or otherwise, from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, macroeconomic factors that have affected the retail sector, including changes in national, regional and local economic conditions, employment levels and consumer spending patterns, and the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any weakening of the economy generally or in a number of our markets could adversely affect our financial position and results of operations, cause us to reduce the number and frequency of new store openings, slow our re-modeling of existing locations or cause us to increase store closings. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could harm the Company’s business, financial condition and results.  Consequently, there can be no assurance that actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following table sets forth our results of operations for the 26-week and 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively, expressed as a percentage of net sales.

 

 

 

26-Weeks Ended

 

13-Weeks Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

July 2,

 

June 30,

 

July 2,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

Sales

 

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Cost of sales

 

58.7

 

56.0

 

57.2

 

54.3

 

Gross profit

 

41.3

 

44.0

 

42.8

 

45.7

 

Store operating expenses

 

33.6

 

33.4

 

32.6

 

32.2

 

General and administrative expenses

 

8.0

 

8.0

 

7.4

 

6.6

 

Operating income (loss)

 

(0.3

)

2.6

 

2.8

 

6.9

 

Interest expense

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

Interest income

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

(0.3

)

2.6

 

2.8

 

6.9

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

(0.1

)

0.8

 

1.1

 

2.3

 

Net income (loss)

 

(0.2

)%

1.8

%

1.7

%

4.6

%

 

We use a number of key indicators of financial condition and operating performance to evaluate the performance of our business, some of which are set forth in the following table:

 

 

 

26-Weeks Ended

 

13-Weeks Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

July 2,

 

June 30,

 

July 2,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

Total store count, at end of period

 

264

 

280

 

264

 

280

 

Net sales increase

 

4.7

%

6.9

%

2.3

%

6.5

%

Comparable store sales increase

 

6.9

%

6.8

%

4.7

%

6.0

%

Average sales per transaction increase (decrease)

 

(4.0

)%

13.1

%

(5.4

)%

6.8

%

Average number of transactions increase (decrease)

 

11.4

%

(5.6

)%

10.7

%

(0.8

)%

Net sales per average square foot

 

$

191

 

$

184

 

$

99

 

$

98

 

Total square footage, at end of period (in thousands)

 

532

 

567

 

532

 

567

 

 

Net Sales

 

During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, net sales increased to $117.6 million from $112.4 million, an increase of $5.2 million, or 4.7%, as compared to the same 26-week period last year.  The increase in net sales is primarily due to the increase in comparable store sales of approximately $7.5 million or 6.9%, which was partially offset by a $2.5 million decrease in non-comparable store sales.  Included in comparable store sales are e-commerce sales of $12.6 million during the current 26-week period, as compared to $6.3 million in the prior year period. The increase in e-commerce business as a result of our new e-commerce platform and e-commerce marketing efforts, as well as an increase in promotional activity, contributed to the increase in sales. The increase in net sales for the period reflected an 11.4% increase in sales transactions, partially offset by a 4.0% decrease in average dollars per transaction.

 

During the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012, net sales increased to $61.6 million from $60.3 million, an increase of $1.3 million, or 2.3%, as compared to the same 13-week period last year.  This reflects an increase in comparable store sales of approximately $2.7 million or 4.7%, which was partially offset by a $1.4 million decrease in non-comparable store sales.  Included in comparable store sales are e-commerce sales of $6.9 million during the 13-week period, as compared to $3.4 million in the prior year period. The increase in e-commerce business as a result of our new e-commerce platform and e-commerce marketing efforts, as well as an increase in promotional activity contributed to the increase in sales.  The increase in net sales for the quarter reflected a 10.7% increase in sales transactions, partially offset by a 5.4% decrease in average dollars per transaction.

 

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Gross Profit

 

During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, gross profit decreased to $48.6 million from $49.4 million, a decrease of $855,000, or 1.7%, as compared to the same 26-week period last year.  This decrease was primarily due to higher markdowns and was partially offset by an increase in net sales as described above.  As a percentage of net sales, gross profit decreased to 41.3% from 44.0% for the current 26-week period, as compared to the prior year period, primarily due to an increase in markdowns and internet fulfillment and delivery expenses, which was partially offset by an increase in our initial mark-up and the leverage impact from higher sales as it relates to occupancy and operational costs in our design, production and sourcing departments.

 

During the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012, gross profit decreased to $26.4 million from $27.5 million, a decrease of $1.1 million, or 4.1%, as compared to the same 13-week period last year. This decrease was primarily due to higher markdowns in the current period, partially offset by an increase in net sales as described above.  As a percentage of net sales, gross profit decreased to 42.8% from 45.7% for the current 13-week period, as compared to the prior year period, primarily due to an increase in markdowns and internet fulfillment and delivery expenses, which was partially offset by an increase in our initial mark-up and the leverage impact from higher sales as it relates to occupancy costs.

 

Store Operating Expenses

 

During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, store operating expenses increased to $39.5 million from $37.5 million, an increase of $2.0 million, or 5.1%, as compared to the same 26-week period last year. Store operating expenses increased primarily due to an increase in marketing expense of $1.5 million, an increase in e-commerce related expenses of $543,000 to support the expansion in our e-commerce, and an increase in health insurance expense of $191,000, partially offset by a decrease in depreciation expense of $406,000.  The increase in marketing expense was due to an increase in e-commerce marketing efforts. The increase in health insurance was primarily due to an increase in health insurance claims. The decrease in depreciation expense was primarily due to certain assets being fully-depreciated as of December 31, 2011, coupled with the impairment of 14 underperforming stores during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.  As a percentage of net sales, for the fiscal 2012 26-week period, store operating expenses increased to 33.6% from 33.4% as compared to the prior year period, primarily due to the increase in store operating expenses in fiscal 2012.

 

During the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012, store operating expenses increased to $20.1 million from approximately $19.4 million, an increase of $721,000, or 3.7%, as compared to the same 13-week period last year. Store operating expenses increased primarily due to an increase in marketing expense of $823,000, an increase in e-commerce related expenses of $183,000 to support the expansion in our e-commerce, and an increase in health insurance expense of $113,000, partially offset by a decrease in depreciation expense of $221,000 as well as a decrease in payroll and payroll related costs of $189,000.  The increase in marketing expense was primarily due to an increase in e-commerce marketing efforts. The decrease in depreciation was primarily due to certain assets being fully-depreciated as of December 31, 2011, coupled with the impairment of 14 underperforming stores during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.  The decrease in payroll and payroll-related expenses was attributable to less stores and better utilization of payroll hours. As a percentage of net sales, for the fiscal 2012 13-week period, store operating expenses increased to 32.6% from 32.2%, as compared to the prior year period, primarily due to the increase in store operating expenses in fiscal 2012.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, general and administrative expenses increased to $9.5 million from $9.0 million, an increase of $464,000 or 5.2% compared to the same 26-week period last year.  General and administrative expenses increased primarily due to an increase in professional fees of $306,000 and outside services of $143,000.  Professional fees in fiscal 2011 included an insurance reimbursement of $450,000 for legal fees in connection with a previously disclosed lawsuit resolved in April 2011.  This reimbursement in fiscal 2011 is the primary driver for the increase in professional fees from last year.  As a percentage of net sales, general and administrative expenses was approximately 8.0% for both fiscal years.

 

During the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012, general and administrative expenses increased to $4.6 million from $4.0 million, an increase of $630,000, or 15.9%, as compared to the same 13-week period last year. The increase was primarily due to an increase in professional fees of $294,000, payroll and payroll-related costs of $201,000 and outside services of $88,000.  Professional fees in fiscal 2011 included an insurance reimbursement of $450,000 for legal fees in connection with a previously disclosed lawsuit resolved in April 2011.  This reimbursement in fiscal 2011is the primary driver for the increase in professional fees this year. As a percentage of net sales, general and administrative expenses increased to 7.4% from 6.6%, primarily due to the increase in general and administrative expenses in fiscal 2012.

 

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Other Income/Expense

 

During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, net other income increased to $42,000 from $13,000, an increase of $29,000, as compared to the same 26-week period last year. This increase was primarily due to a reduction in interest expense of $31,000, as a result of the settlement of the note payable to the principals of Adrienne Victoria Designs, Inc. in December 2011.

 

During the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012, net other income increased $24,000 from $10,000, as compared to the same 13-week period last year primarily due to a reduction in interest expense of $13,000, as a result of the settlement of the note payable to the principals of Adrienne Victoria Designs, Inc. in December 2011.

 

Income Taxes

 

During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, the Company recorded an income tax benefit of $127,000, as compared to an income tax provision of $885,000 during the same 26-week period last year. During the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012, the income tax provision decreased to $670,000 from $1.4 million, a decrease of $700,000, as compared to the same 13-week period last year.  The estimated effective tax rate for fiscal 2012 is projected to be 42.0%, excluding discrete items, compared to the fiscal 2011 estimate of 39.8%. During the 13-week period ended July 2, 2011, the Company recorded a reversal of a state income tax reserve of $277,000, net of federal benefit, as a result of the completion of a state income tax audit.

 

Net Income/(Loss)

 

As a result of the factors discussed above, the Company recorded a net loss of $177,000 and net income of $1.0 million for the 26- and 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012, respectively. Comparatively, the Company recorded net income of $2.0 million and $2.8 million during the 26- and 13-week periods ended July 2, 2011, respectively.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

The Company’s cash requirements are primarily for working capital, inventory for new stores, construction of new stores, remodeling of existing stores and to improve and enhance our information technology systems. We have historically satisfied our cash requirements principally through cash flow from operations. During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, cash used in operations was $485,000, as compared to $1.0 million provided by operations during the same period in fiscal 2011. We expect to continue to meet our operating cash requirements primarily through cash flows from operating activities, existing cash and equivalents, and short-term investments. At June 30, 2012, we had working capital of $31.9 million, which included cash and marketable securities of $24.4 million. The cash and marketable securities at June 30, 2012 included certificates of deposit of $3.0 million that have been placed by the Company as collateral against a one-year credit facility.

 

The following table sets forth our cash flows for the periods indicated:

 

 

 

26 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

June 30,
2012

 

July 2,
2011

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

$

(485,000

)

$

1,023,000

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(7,690,000

)

3,464,000

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(390,000

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents

 

$

(8,175,000

)

$

4,097,000

 

 

During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, cash and equivalents decreased by $8.2 million, primarily due to the purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements of $4.9 million, net purchases of investments of $3.0 million, and a decrease in accounts payable of $1.6 million, partially offset by other operating activities of $1.1 million.

 

The Company had a credit facility with the Bank of America (the “Bank”) of $3.0 million which expired on May 1, 2012. On May 1, 2012, the Company amended its credit facility with the Bank for another year to allow the Company to issue letters of credit up to $3.0 million, which is collateralized by granting to the Bank a security interest in various certificates of deposit held by the Company with the Bank, amounting to a total of $3.0 million. This one-year credit facility will expire on April 30, 2013.

 

The Company had outstanding letters of credit of $1.4 million, $2.3 million and $1.6 million at June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011, respectively.

 

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Inflation

 

The Company does not believe that its sales revenue or operating results have been materially impacted by inflation during the past two fiscal years. There can be no assurance, however, that our sales revenue or operating results will not be impacted by inflation in the future.

 

Ongoing macroeconomic conditions may continue to affect the sales volume and profitability levels of our Company.  Furthermore, we believe that continuing limitations on the availability of consumer credit, especially of credit cards, continue to adversely affect customer demand for our products, which adversely affects our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Many of our suppliers rely on working capital financing to fund their operations.  As a result of current economic conditions, lenders continue to maintain stringent credit standards and terms. To the extent that any of our suppliers are unable to obtain adequate credit or their borrowing costs increase, the suppliers may cease operations, we may experience delays in obtaining products, the suppliers may increase their wholesale prices to us or they may modify payment terms in a manner that is unfavorable to us.  Any of the foregoing or other unforeseen circumstances could adversely affect our net sales or gross margins, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements or transactions with unconsolidated, limited purpose entities. In the normal course of our business, we enter into operating leases for store locations and utilize letters of credit principally for the importation of merchandise. Other than operating lease commitments and letters of credit, we are not a party to any material off-balance sheet financing arrangements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The Company’s accounting policies are more fully described in Note 1 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our fiscal 2011 Form 10-K.  As disclosed in Note 1 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, the preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions about future events that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Since future events and their effects cannot be determined with absolute certainty, actual results may differ from those estimates. We evaluate our estimates and judgments on an ongoing basis, and predicate those estimates and judgments on historical experience and on various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.  Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

The Company’s management believes the following critical accounting policies, among others, affect its more significant judgments and estimates used in preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Inventories. Our finished goods inventories at our retail stores are valued at the lower of cost or market using the retail inventory method. Under the retail inventory method (“RIM”), the valuation of inventories at cost and the resulting gross margins are calculated by applying a calculated cost to retail ratio to the retail value of inventories. RIM is an averaging method that is widely used in the retail industry due to its practicality. Additionally, it is recognized that the use of RIM will result in valuing inventories at the lower of cost or market if markdowns are currently taken as a reduction of the retail value of inventories. Inherent in the RIM calculation are certain significant management judgments including, among others, merchandise markon, markups, and markdowns, which significantly impact the ending inventory valuation at cost, as well as the resulting gross margins. We take markdowns due to changes in fashion and style, based on the following factors: (i) supply on hand, (ii) historical experience and (iii) our expectations as to future sales. We do not anticipate any significant change in our markdown strategy that would cause a significant change in our earnings. We believe that our RIM provides an inventory valuation which results in a carrying value at the lower of cost or market. Inventories other than finished goods at retail stores, called production inventory, primarily consist of piece goods, trim, and work-in-process. The Company values production inventory at lower of cost or market value using first-in-first-out valuation method. The Company reviews the inventory for factors such as age, obsolescence, potential use, or other factors that may indicate a decline in its value. The Company records a reserve against the cost of the production inventory to account for any decline in its value.

 

Finite long-lived assets.  The Company’s judgment regarding the existence of impairment indicators is based on market and operational performance. We assess the impairment of long-lived assets, primarily fixed assets, whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable and exceeds the fair market value. Factors we consider important which could trigger an impairment review include the following:

 

·                  significant changes in the manner of our use of assets or the strategy for our overall business;

 

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·                  significant negative industry or economic trends;

 

·                  store closings; or

 

·                  underperforming business trends.

 

The Company evaluates finite long-lived assets in accordance with “Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets” under Topic 360 “Property, Plant and Equipment” of the FASB ASC. Finite-lived assets are evaluated for recoverability in accordance with Topic 360 of the FASB ASC whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that an asset may have been impaired. In evaluating an asset for recoverability, the Company estimates the future cash flows expected to result from the use and eventual disposition of the asset. If the sum of the expected future cash flows (undiscounted and without interest charges) is less than the carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss, equal to the excess of the carrying amount over the fair market value of the asset is recognized. Various factors including future sales growth and profit margins are included in this analysis. To the extent these future projections or strategies change, the conclusion regarding impairment may differ from the current estimates. No impairment charges were recorded during the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011. The Company recorded an impairment charge of $719,000 for 14 underperforming stores during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

 

Self Insurance. The Company is self-insured for losses and liabilities related primarily to employee health and welfare claims up to certain thresholds. Losses are accrued based upon our estimates of the aggregate liability for claims incurred using certain actuarial assumptions followed in the insurance industry and based on Company experience. The Company’s earnings were impacted by an increase in employee health and welfare expense of $191,000 and $113,000 for the 26- and 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012.  Adjustments to earnings resulting from changes in historical loss trends were not significant for the 26- and 13-week periods ended July 2, 2011.  We maintain stop-loss insurance coverage, which covers us for benefits paid in excess of limits as defined in the plan.

 

Gift Cards, Gift Certificates and Credits. The Company sells gift cards and gift certificates (“Gift Cards”) and issues credits to its customers when merchandise is returned (“Merchandise Credits”), which do not expire. The Company recognizes sales from Gift Cards when they are redeemed by the customer and income when the likelihood of the Gift Card and Merchandise Credit being redeemed by the customer is remote (“Gift Card breakage”), since the Company has determined that it does not have a legal obligation to remit the unredeemed value to the relevant jurisdiction as abandoned property. The Company determines Gift Card breakage income based upon historical redemption patterns of its Merchandise Credits and Gift Cards.  The Company has determined based on these historical redemption rates that approximately 5% of its Merchandise Credits issued and approximately 3% of its Gift Cards issued will remain unredeemed.  The Company is recognizing the estimated unredeemed Merchandise Credits and Gift Cards over a fourteen-quarter period with 64% recognized in the first quarter to 0.03% in the fourteenth quarter subsequent to the issue date.  The Company has determined that redemption would be remote based on the fact that, by the fourteenth quarter since issue date, the redemption rate approximated 0%, indicating that the probability of such merchandise credits and gift cards being redeemed is remote. As such, we have recorded breakage income based upon the above criteria which is reviewed on a quarterly basis for propriety. Breakage income represents the balance of Gift Cards and Merchandise Credits for which the Company believes the likelihood of redemption by the customer is remote.

 

The Company recorded breakage income of $149,000 and $304,000 during the 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively.

 

Revenue Recognition.  Sales are recognized at the “point of sale,” which occurs when merchandise is sold in an “over-the-counter” transaction or upon receipt by a customer. Sales of merchandise via our website are recognized at the expected time of delivery to the customer. Our customers have the right to return merchandise. Sales are reported net of actual and estimated returns. We maintain a reserve for potential product returns and record, as a reduction to sales, a provision for estimated product returns, which is determined based on historical experience. The Company recorded a net decrease in sales return reserve of $165,000 and $169,000 for the 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively. Amounts billed to customers for shipping and handling fees are included in net sales at the time of shipment. Costs incurred at our stores for shipping and handling are included in cost of sales. The Company records revenues net of applicable sales tax.

 

The Company’s co-branded customer credit card program, which was introduced during fiscal 2007, entitles the Company to receive from the issuing bank a non-refundable credit card activation fee for each new account that is opened and activated. These fees are initially deferred and recognized in consolidated net sales as revenue over the life of the contract. During the 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, the Company received approximately $286,000 and $398,000, respectively, in connection with activated credit cards. The amount of fee income recorded in connection with activated credit cards was $563,000 and $419,000 for the 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively.

 

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The Company also receives from the issuing bank and Visa U.S.A. Inc. a sales royalty, which is based on a percentage of net purchases made by cardholders at Cache or other businesses. Cache has determined that since it has not incurred any significant or recurring costs in relation to the co-branded credit card program, the sales royalties earned in connection to the agreement will be recorded under net sales. The fees that are incurred by the Company are cardholder incentives, which are funded from the fees paid by the issuing bank and Visa U.S.A. Inc. The amount of sales royalty income recorded was $215,000 and $201,000 for the 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively.

 

The Company also offers its card holders a program whereby points can be earned on net purchases made with the co-branded credit card. Five reward points are awarded for each dollar spent at Cache and one reward point is awarded for each dollar spent at non-Cache businesses.  A cardholder whose credit card account is not delinquent, in default or closed will be automatically eligible to receive a $25 Cache gift card upon accrual of 2,500 reward points. The issuing bank bears the cost of the reward program and is responsible for the administration and management of the program.

 

Income Taxes. The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with “Income Taxes”, Topic 740 of the FASB ASC. This guidance requires the Company to recognize deferred tax liabilities and assets for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in the Company’s financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax liabilities and assets are determined based on the difference between the financial statement carrying amounts and tax bases of assets and liabilities, using applicable tax rates for the years in which the differences are expected to reverse. At December 31, 2011, the Company maintained $8.8 million of net deferred tax assets, of which approximately $5.1 million related to federal tax operating loss carry-forwards and $1.6 million related to state tax NOL carry-forwards. In addition, during the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, the Company recorded an income tax benefit of $127,000 primarily related to the net loss incurred. The Company established a federal valuation allowance of $4.6 million at December 31, 2011. For state income tax purposes, the Company had a valuation allowance in the amount of $538,000 at December 31, 2011, primarily to reserve for the possible non-utilization of state NOL carry-forwards, which may not be realized in future periods before the NOLs expire. These amounts remained unchanged as of June 30, 2012.

 

At June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, the current portion of deferred tax assets and liabilities of $359,000 and $269,000, respectively were included in prepaid expenses and other current assets, while the non-current portion of deferred tax assets and liabilities of $8.6 million and $7.8 million, were included in other assets, on the Company’s accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. These amounts are net of the valuation allowance discussed above.

 

When tax contingencies become probable, a liability for the contingent amount is estimated based upon the Company’s best estimation of the potential exposures associated with the timing and amount of deductions, as well as various tax filing positions. As of June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011, the Company had no reserve recorded for tax contingencies. During the 13-week period ended July 2, 2011, the Company recorded a reversal of the state income tax reserve of $277,000, net of federal benefit, based on the completion of a state income tax audit of the Company’s state income tax returns.

 

Seasonality. The Company experiences seasonal and quarterly fluctuations in net sales and operating income. Quarterly results of operations may fluctuate significantly as a result of a variety of factors, including the timing of new store openings, fashion trends, shifts in timing of certain holidays, economic conditions and competition.  Our business is subject to seasonal influences, characterized by highest sales generally during the fourth quarter (October, November and December) and lowest sales generally during the third quarter (July, August and September).

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Our market risk relates primarily to changes in interest rates. The interest rate risk involves the short-term investment of excess cash in short-term, investment-grade interest-bearing securities. These investments are included in cash and equivalents, marketable securities, and certificates of deposit — restricted on our balance sheet. If there are changes in interest rates, those changes would affect the investment income we earn on these investments and, therefore, impact our cash flows and results of operations.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

The Company is committed to maintaining disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our periodic reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate, to allow for timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-

 

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15(e) under the Exchange Act, as of the end of the period covered by this report.  Management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control — Integrated Framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls. There are inherent limitations to the effectiveness of any system of disclosure controls and procedures, including the possibility of human error and the circumvention or overriding of the controls and procedures.  Accordingly, even effective disclosure controls and procedures can only provide reasonable assurance of achieving their control objectives.  Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.

 

During the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

The Company is exposed to a number of asserted and unasserted potential claims.  Management does not believe that the resolution of any of these matters will result in a material loss.  The Company had no guarantees, subleases or assigned lease obligations as of June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 or July 2, 2011.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

31.1*

 

Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

31.2*

 

Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

32.1*

 

Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

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The following materials from Cache Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 are furnished herewith, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Thirteen Weeks Ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, and (v) the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 


* Filed herewith

 

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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.

 

 

Dated: August 14, 2012

 

CACHE, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

BY:

/s/ Thomas E. Reinckens

 

 

Thomas E. Reinckens

 

 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

BY:

/s/ Margaret J. Feeney

 

 

Margaret J. Feeney

 

 

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

 

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