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Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results

WEST JORDAN, Utah, March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc. ("Sportsman's Warehouse" or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPWH) today announced financial results for the thirteen and fifty-two weeks ended January 30, 2021.

“Sportsman’s Warehouse finished fiscal 2020 with record performance for the fourth quarter and full year. I am proud of our associates who made tremendous efforts to safely serve our customers,” said Jon Barker, Sportsman’s Warehouse CEO. “Fourth quarter same store sales increased 58% compared to the same period last year due to an exceptionally strong holiday season, elevated participation in outdoor activities, and our continued market share gains in firearms. For fiscal year 2020, we grew same store sales by 48% compared to the prior year as we capitalized on historic surges in first-time firearm ownership and outdoor activity participation.”

Mr. Barker continued, “We continue to expand digitally as well as through additional brick-and-mortar stores. In 2020, we opened nine new Sportsman’s Warehouse stores and one Legacy Shooting Center, taking our total store count to 112.”

Pending Merger with Great Outdoors Group, LLC

As previously announced on December 21, 2020, Great Outdoors Group, LLC has agreed to acquire Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. for $18.00 per share in an all cash transaction. The transaction has been approved by the board of directors of Sportsman’s Warehouse and the stockholders of Sportsman’s Warehouse approved the merger at the special stockholders meeting held on March 23, 2021. Completion of the merger is subject to the satisfaction of several conditions, including the expiration or termination of any applicable waiting period (and any extensions thereof) relating to the merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Assuming receipt of required clearance pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and timely satisfaction of other conditions to closing, we currently expect the closing of the merger to occur in the second half of calendar year 2021.

Due to the pending acquisition by Great Outdoors Group, LLC, Sportsman’s Warehouse management will not be hosting an earnings conference call and will not be providing forward looking guidance.

For the thirteen weeks ended January 30, 2021:

  • Net sales were $438.2 million, an increase of $180.0 million, or 69.7%, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019. The net sales increase was primarily due to an exceptional surge in demand across all major categories, led by our hunting and shooting category, as well as strong growth in our ecommerce platform compared to the prior year period.

  • Same store sales increased 57.7% during the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Gross profit was $142.0 million or 32.4% of net sales, compared to $85.0 million or 32.9% of net sales in the comparable prior year period, a year-over-year increase of $57.0 million in gross profit and a 50-basis point decrease in gross profit margin.

  • Net income was $29.6 million compared to net income of $9.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted net income was $33.5 million compared to adjusted net income of $9.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 (see “GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures”).

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $51.5 million compared to $19.6 million in the comparable prior year period (see "GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures").

  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.66 compared to a diluted earnings per share of $0.22 in the comparable prior year period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.75 compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.21 for the comparable prior year period (see "GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures").

For the fifty-two weeks ended January 30, 2021:

  • Net sales were $1,451.8 million, an increase of $565.4 million, or 63.8%, compared to fiscal year 2019. The net sales increase was primarily due to an exceptional surge in demand across all major categories, led by our hunting and shooting category, as well as strong growth in our ecommerce platform compared to the prior year.

  • Same store sales increased 48.3% during fiscal year 2020 compared to fiscal year 2019.

  • Gross profit was $476.4 million or 32.8% of net sales, as compared to $296.6 million or 33.5% of net sales for the comparable prior year, a year-over-year increase of $179.8 million in gross profit and a 70-basis point decrease in gross profit margin.

  • Net income was $91.4 million compared to net income of $20.2 million in fiscal year 2019. Adjusted net income was $99.1 million compared to adjusted net income of $20.6 million in fiscal year 2019 (see “GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures”).

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $163.2 million compared to $59.0 million in fiscal year 2019 (see "GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures").

  • Diluted earnings per share were $2.06 for fiscal year 2020 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.46 last year. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $2.23 for fiscal year 2020 compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.47 last year (see "GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures").

Balance sheet highlights as of January 30, 2021:

  • The Company was in a net cash position at the end of fiscal year 2020 with $65.5 million in cash on hand and no borrowings outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility. We also repaid in full our term loan during fiscal year 2020.

  • Total liquidity was $220 million as of the end of fiscal 2020, comprised of $155 million of availability on the revolving credit facility and $65 million of cash on hand.

Non-GAAP Information

This press release includes the following financial measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”): adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and Adjusted EBITDA. We define adjusted income from operations and adjusted net income as income from operations and net income, respectively, in each case, plus expenses incurred relating to bonuses and increased wages paid to front-line and non-executive back office associates due to COVID-19, costs incurred for the recruitment and hiring of key members of management, expenses incurred relating to the acquisition of Field and Stream store locations and the pending merger with the Great Outdoors Group, LLC, a legal settlement accrual, and the costs and impairments recorded relating to the closure of one store during the first quarter of 2020, less the gain on a bargain purchase of tangible assets acquired in connection with the Field & Stream store locations acquired during fiscal year 2020 and recognized tax benefits, as applicable. We define adjusted diluted earnings per share as adjusted net income divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income plus interest expense, income tax (benefit) expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, bonuses and increased wages paid to front-line and non-executive back office associates due to COVID-19, expenses incurred relating to the acquisition of Field and Stream store locations and the pending merger with the Great Outdoors Group, LLC, pre-opening expenses, the costs and impairments recorded relating to the closure of one store during the first quarter of 2020, a legal settlement accrual costs incurred for the recruitment and hiring of key members of management, less the gain on a bargain purchase of tangible assets acquired in connection with the Field & Stream store locations acquired during fiscal year 2020. The Company has reconciled these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures under “GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures” in this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures not only provide its management with comparable financial data for internal financial analysis but also provide meaningful supplemental information to investors. Specifically, these non-GAAP financial measures allow investors to better understand the performance of the Company’s business and facilitate a more meaningful comparison of its diluted earnings per share and actual results on a period-over-period basis. The Company has provided this information as a means to evaluate the results of its ongoing operations. Other companies in the Company’s industry may calculate these items differently than the Company does. Each of these measures is not a measure of performance under GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our ability to close on the planned merger with Great Outdoors Group, LLC. Investors can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "continue", "expect", "may", “opportunity”, "plan", "future", “ahead” and similar terms and phrases. The Company cannot assure investors that future developments affecting the Company will be those that it has anticipated. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to many factors including, but not limited to:  the potential impact of, and any potential developments related to, the pending merger with Great Outdoors Group, including the risk that the conditions to the consummation of the merger are not satisfied or waived, litigation challenging the merger, the impact on our stock price, business, financial condition and results of operations if the merger is not consummated, and the potential negative impact to our business and employee relationships due to the merger; current and future government regulations; the potential effects of COVID-19; the Company’s retail-based business model; general economic, market and other conditions and changes in consumer spending; the Company’s concentration of stores in the Western United States; competition in the outdoor activities and specialty retail market; changes in consumer demands; the Company’s expansion into new markets and planned growth; and other factors that are set forth in the Company's filings with the SEC, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020 which was filed with the SEC on April 9, 2020, and the Company’s other public filings made with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of the Company’s assumptions prove incorrect, the Company’s actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by the Company in this release speaks only as of the date on which the Company makes it. Factors or events that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of them. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.

About Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. is an outdoor specialty retailer focused on meeting the needs of the seasoned outdoor veteran, the first-time participant, and everyone in between. We provide outstanding gear and exceptional service to inspire outdoor memories.

For press releases and certain additional information about the Company, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.sportsmans.com.

Investor Contacts:
Robert Julian, Chief Financial Officer
Caitlin Howe, Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
(801) 566-6681
investors@sportsmans.com

                   
SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE HOLDINGS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
                   
                   
  For the Thirteen Weeks Ended    
                   
  January 30, 2021   % of net
sales
    February 1, 2020     % of net
sales
  YOY
Variance
                   
Net sales $ 438,195     100.0 %   $ 258,152     100.0 %   $ 180,043  
Cost of goods sold   296,190     67.6 %     173,125     67.1 %     123,065  
Gross profit   142,005     32.4 %     85,027     32.9 %     56,978  
                   
Operating expenses:                  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   102,630     23.4 %     71,842     27.8 %     30,788  
Income from operations   39,375     9.0 %     13,185     5.1 %     26,190  
Interest expense   419     0.1 %     1,443     0.6 %     (1,024 )
Income before income tax expense   38,956     8.9 %     11,742     4.5 %     27,214  
Income tax expense   9,389     2.1 %     2,059     0.8 %     7,330  
Net income $ 29,567     6.8 %   $ 9,683     3.7 %   $ 19,884  
                   
Earnings per share                  
Basic $ 0.68         $ 0.22         $ 0.45  
Diluted $ 0.66         $ 0.22         $ 0.44  
                   
Weighted average shares outstanding                  
Basic   43,622           43,253           369  
Diluted   44,681           43,796           885  
                               


                   
SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE HOLDINGS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
                   
                   
  For the Fifty-Two Weeks Ended    
                   
  January 30, 2021     % of net
sales
    February 1, 2020     % of net
sales
  YOY
Variance
                   
Net sales $ 1,451,767     100.0 %   $ 886,401     100.0 %   $ 565,366  
Cost of goods sold   975,313     67.2 %     589,768     66.5 %     385,545  
Gross profit   476,454     32.8 %     296,633     33.5 %     179,821  
                   
Operating expenses:                  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   353,706     24.4 %     263,169     29.7 %     90,537  
Income from operations   122,748     8.4 %     33,464     3.8 %     89,284  
Bargain purchase gain   (2,218 )   (0.2 %)     -     0.0 %     (2,218 )
Interest expense   3,506     0.2 %     7,995     0.9 %     (4,489 )
Income (loss) before income tax expense   121,460     8.2 %     25,469     2.9 %     95,991  
Income tax expense (benefit)   30,080     2.1 %     5,254     0.6 %     24,826  
Net Income $ 91,380     6.1 %   $ 20,215     2.3 %   $ 71,165  
                   
Earnings per share                  
Basic $ 2.10         $ 0.47         $ 1.63  
Diluted $ 2.06         $ 0.46         $ 1.59  
                   
Weighted average shares outstanding                  
Basic   43,525           43,166           359  
Diluted   44,430           43,588           842  
                               


               
SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE HOLDINGS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands)
               
               
Assets              
  January 30, 2021   February 1, 2020
Current assets:              
Cash $ 65,525     $ 1,685  
Accounts receivable, net   581       904  
Merchandise inventories   243,434       275,505  
Income tax receivable   -       812  
Prepaid expenses and other   15,113       12,732  
Total current assets   324,653       291,638  
Operating lease right of use asset   235,262       224,520  
Property and equipment, net   99,118       98,767  
Goodwill   1,496       1,496  
Definite lived intangible assets, net   289       220  
Total assets $ 660,818     $ 616,641  
               
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity              
Current liabilities:              
Accounts payable $ 77,441     $ 38,157  
Accrued expenses   109,056       70,118  
Operating lease liability, current   36,014       34,487  
Income taxes payable   4,917       -  
Revolving line of credit   -       116,078  
Current portion of long-term debt, net of discount and debt issuance costs   -       5,936  
Total current liabilities   227,428       264,776  
               
Long-term liabilities:              
Long-term debt, net of discount, debt issuance costs, and current portion   -       23,781  
Deferred income taxes   434       562  
Operating lease liability, noncurrent   228,296       217,254  
Total long-term liabilities   228,730       241,597  
Total liabilities   456,158       506,373  
               
Stockholders’ equity:              
Common stock   436       433  
Additional paid-in capital   89,815       86,806  
Accumulated earnings   114,409       23,029  
Total stockholders’ equity   204,660       110,268  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 660,818     $ 616,641  
               


           
SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE HOLDINGS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in thousands)
           
  January 30, 2021   February 1, 2020
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
Net income $ 91,380     $ 20,215  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net          
cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   21,801       19,294  
Amortization of discount on debt and deferred financing fees   535       339  
Amortization of Intangible assets   28       26  
Loss (gain) on asset dispositions   804       (311 )
Gain on bargain purchase   (2,218 )     -  
Noncash operating lease expense   25,307       27,009  
Deferred income taxes   (919 )     710  
Stock based compensation   3,302       2,104  
Change in assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired:          
Accounts receivable, net   323       (655 )
Operating lease liabilities   (24,390 )     (28,374 )
Merchandise inventory   39,938       20,247  
Prepaid expenses and other   (2,633 )     (1,571 )
Accounts payable   37,812       12,709  
Accrued expenses   42,017       8,774  
Income taxes payable and receivable   5,729       (2,650 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   238,816       77,866  
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Purchase of property and equipment, net of amounts acquired   (19,754 )     (30,372 )
Acquisition of Field and Stream stores, net of cash acquired   (6,473 )     (28,536 )
Proceeds from deemed sales-leaseback transactions   -       9,533  
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment   -       311  
Net cash used in investing activities   (26,227 )     (49,064 )
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Net (payments) borrowings on line of credit   (116,078 )     (28,228 )
(Decrease) Increase in book overdraft   (2,381 )     5,530  
Proceeds from issuance of common stock per employee stock purchase plan   580       403  
Payment of withholdings on restricted stock units   (870 )     (369 )
Principal payments on long-term debt   (30,000 )     (6,000 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (148,749 )     (28,664 )
           
Net change in cash   63,840       138  
Cash at beginning of year   1,685       1,547  
Cash at end of period $ 65,525     $ 1,685  
           


                       
SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE HOLDINGS, INC.
GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
                       
Reconciliation of GAAP net income and GAAP dilutive earnings per share to adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share:
                       
  For the Thirteen Weeks Ended
  For the Fifty-Two Weeks Ended
  January 30, 2021   February 1, 2020   January 30, 2021   February 1, 2020
Numerator:                      
Net income $ 29,567     $ 9,683     $ 91,380     $ 20,215  
Acquisition costs (1)   3,379       275       3,710       662  
Hazard pay (2)   1,926       -       6,526       -  
Store closing write-off (3)   -       -       1,039       -  
Legal accrual (4)   -       -       2,125       -  
Gain on bargain purchase (5)   -       -       (2,218 )     -  
Executive transition costs (6)   -       147       -       770  
Non-recurring tax benefit (9)   -       (686 )     -       (686 )
Less tax benefit   (1,385 )     (109 )     (3,497 )     (370 )
Adjusted net income $ 33,487     $ 9,310     $ 99,065     $ 20,591  
                       
Denominator:                      
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   44,681       43,796       44,430       43,588  
                       
Reconciliation of earnings per share:                      
Dilutive earnings per share $ 0.66     $ 0.22     $ 2.06     $ 0.46  
Impact of adjustments to numerator and denominator   0.09       (0.01 )     0.17       0.01  
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $ 0.75     $ 0.21     $ 2.23     $ 0.47  
                       
                       
Reconciliation of net income to adjusted EBITDA:                      
  For the Thirteen Weeks Ended
  For the Fifty-Two Weeks Ended
  January 30, 2021   February 1, 2020   January 30, 2021   February 1, 2020
Net income $ 29,567     $ 9,683     $ 91,380     $ 20,215  
Interest expense   419       1,443       3,506       7,995  
Income tax expense (benefit)   9,389       2,059       30,080       5,254  
Depreciation and amortization   5,816       5,230       21,830       19,321  
Stock-based compensation expense (7)   867       538       3,302       2,104  
Pre-opening expenses (8)   164       211       1,942       2,695  
Acquisition costs (1)   3,379       275       3,710       662  
Hazard pay (2)   1,926       -       6,526       -  
Store closing write-off (3)   -       -       1,039       -  
Gain on bargain purchase (5)   -       -       (2,218 )     -  
Legal accrual (4)   -       -       2,125       -  
Executive transition costs (6)   -       147       -       770  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 51,527     $ 19,586     $ 163,222     $ 59,016  
                       
(1) Expenses incurred relating to the acquisition of Field & Stream stores and the announced merger with the Great Outdoors Group, LLC.
(2) Expense incurred relating to bonuses and increased wages paid to front-line and non-executive back office associates due to COVID-19.
(3) Costs and impairments recorded relating to the closure of one store during the first quarter of 2020.
(4) Accrual relating to pending labor litigation in the state of California.
(5) Excess of fair value over the purchase price of tangible assets acquired in connection with the Field & Stream stores acquired during fiscal year 2020.
(6) Costs incurred for the recruitment and hiring of key members of management.
(7) Stock-based compensation expense represents non-cash expenses related to equity instruments granted to employees under our 2019 Performance Incentive Plan and employee stock purchase plan.
(8) Pre-opening expenses include expenses incurred in the preparation and opening of a new store location, such as payroll, travel and supplies, but do not include the cost of the initial inventory or capital expenditures required to open a new store location.
(9) Non-recurring tax benefit recognized due to our return to provision adjustments recorded in conjunction with the estimates used in the preparation of our 2019 provision.

 


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