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CORTE MADERA, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Restoration Hardware, Inc. (Nasdaq: RSTO) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended August 4, 2007, which are consistent with the Company's prior updated guidance.
Net revenue was $183.8 million compared to $179.3 million in the second quarter of 2006. Loss from operations was $5.5 million, or -3.0 percent of revenue, compared to income from operations of $2.1 million, or 1.2 percent of revenue last year. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were $0.2 million compared to $7.4 million in the second quarter of 2006. Net loss per fully diluted share was $0.20 versus net income per fully diluted share of $0.01 in the year ago period.
Gary Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our second quarter results reflect the challenging home furnishings environment and weakness in the home building sector. While we are planning for improvement in our operating performance in the second half of the year, we believe a cautious outlook is appropriate given the macro economic pressures impacting our sector. We are continuing to focus on our strategic growth initiatives, which are expected to contribute to a revenue increase of 7% to 9% in the second half of 2007. Additionally, the cumulative effect of reduced catalog production costs, other cost cutting actions and the elimination of headquarters positions we announced in mid-August, will drive profit improvement in the second half. We expect operating income to be in the range of $15 million to $19 million, which compares to $12 million in the second half of last year."
"Our supply chain initiatives remain on track," added Mr. Friedman. "In the first half of the year we retrofitted our Furniture Distribution Centers and consolidated our small package direct-to-customer operations. Currently, we are well underway with the installation of a new warehouse management system that will improve order integrity, tracking and productivity. We also recently announced plans for a new Distribution Center next year. The new facility is a pivotal component of our three-year plan to build a world class supply chain, and will ultimately lower our expenses as we move from a third party operation to a fixed cost structure that we can leverage."
Mr. Friedman concluded, "While we expect the difficult macro economic environment to persist, we believe the strategies we're implementing and the investments we're making will enable us to drive sustainable revenue and earnings growth in the second half of 2007 and in the years ahead."
Outlook The Company provided the following guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2007: -- Total revenues in the range of $183 million to $188 million, an increase of 17% to 20% versus 2006, primarily driven by shifts in the Company's marketing calendar -- Operating margins in the range of -3.8 to -2.7 percent -- Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of -$1.2 million to $0.8 million -- Interest expense in the range of $2.5 million to $2.6 million -- Income tax expense of approximately $0.1 million -- The weighted average share count is estimated at 39 million shares -- Inventory increase in the range of 5 to 10 percent over 2006 -- Loss per diluted share in the range of $0.25 to $0.19, including an expected pre-tax charge of $0.01 per share related to headcount reductions at the Company's corporate headquarters The Company provided the following guidance for full year 2007: -- Total revenues in the range of $754 million to $764 million, an increase of 6% to 7% versus 2006 -- Approximately break-even operating margins -- Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $20 million to $24 million -- Interest expense in the range of $8.7 million to $8.9 million -- Income tax benefit of $3.3 to $1.7 million, before valuation allowance impact -- The weighted average share count is estimated at 39 million shares -- Inventory increase in the range of 5 to 10 percent over 2006 -- Capital expenditures in the range of $13 million to $15 million -- Loss per diluted share in the range of $0.21 to $0.14, including a pre-tax charge of $0.01 per share related to headcount reductions at the Company's corporate headquarters, which is expected to be incurred in the third quarter of 2007 Conference Call Information
Restoration Hardware will hold a conference call at 5:00 p.m. eastern time today, August 30, 2007. The call will be hosted by Gary Friedman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Chris Newman, Chief Financial Officer. The conference call will be available through a live audio webcast at http://www.restorationhardware.com under "investor relations" and http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=42048. A replay will be archived on the Restoration Hardware web site the same day beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. eastern time. The call can also be accessed by dialing 800-862-9098. A telephone replay will be available at 888-567-0045 until September 6, 2007.
Restoration Hardware, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high quality home furnishings, bath fixtures and bathware, functional and decorative hardware, gifts and related merchandise that reflects the Company's classic and authentic American point of view. Restoration Hardware, Inc. sells its merchandise offering through its retail stores, catalog (800-762-1005) and on- line at http://www.restorationhardware.com. As of August 30, 2007, the Company operated 102 retail stores and eight outlet stores in 30 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release references the following financial measures that are non-GAAP (i) EBITDA of $0.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2007, (ii) EBITDA of $7.4 million for second quarter of fiscal 2006, (iii) EBITDA guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 of between -$1.2 million and $0.8 million, (iv) EBITDA guidance for the full year of fiscal 2007 of between $20 million and $24 million and (v) the pre-tax charge of $0.01 per share expected to be incurred in the third quarter of fiscal year 2007 related to headcount reductions.
The Company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures allows management and investors to evaluate and compare the Company's operating results in a more meaningful and consistent manner. EBITDA is a widely used financial metric to assess cash flow. "EBITDA" consists of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, GAAP. The most closely analogous GAAP financial measure to EBITDA is net (loss) income. With respect to the pre-tax charge of $0.01 per share expected to be incurred in the third quarter of fiscal year 2007, the most closely
analogous GAAP financial measure is the Company's projected net (loss) income per share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2007.
A table setting forth a reconciliation of EBITDA to net (loss) income is set forth below (in millions).
13 weeks ended Q3 13 weeks ending 52 weeks ending 11/3/07 2/2/08 (Actual) (Projected) (Projected) Low end High end Low end High end 8/4/07 7/29/06 of range of range of range of range Net (loss) income: GAAP $(7.9) $0.2 $(9.7) $(7.6) $(8.1) $(5.5) Add: Interest expense 2.2 1.7 2.6 2.5 8.9 8.7 Add: Income tax expense (benefit) 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 (3.3) (1.7) Add: Depreciation and amortization expense 5.7 5.4 5.8 5.8 22.5 22.5 Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA): Non-GAAP $0.2 $7.4 $(1.2) $0.8 $20.0 $24.0
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This release contains forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements concerning or relating to the Company's anticipated financial results for the third and fourth quarters of 2007 and full fiscal year 2007, statements relating to the planned improvements in the Company's operating performance in the third and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2007, statements relating to the expected contributions to revenue in the second half of 2007 of the Company's strategic growth initiatives, statements relating to the expected benefits to the Company's profit growth in the second half of fiscal 2007 of the Company's reduced catalog production costs, other cost cutting actions and headcount reductions, statements relating to the expected benefits of the Company's new warehouse management system, statements relating to the expected benefits of the Company's new distribution center, and other statements containing words such as "expects" and words of similar import or statements of management's opinion. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, including financial results, market performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, customer reactions to the Company's current and anticipated merchandising and marketing programs and strategies, timely introduction and customer acceptance of the Company's merchandise, positive customer reaction to the Company's catalog and Internet offerings, revised product mix, prototype stores and core businesses, timely and effective sourcing of the Company's merchandise from its foreign and domestic vendors and delivery of merchandise through its supply chain to its stores and customers, effective inventory and catalog management, actual achievement of cost savings and improvements to operating efficiencies, effective sales performance, in particular during the holiday selling season, the actual impact of key personnel of the Company on the development and execution of the Company's strategies, changes in investor perceptions of the Company, limitations resulting from restrictive covenants in the Company's credit facility, changes in economic or business conditions in general, changes in political conditions in the United States and abroad in general, changes in product supply, changes in the competitive environment in which the Company operates, changes in the Company's management information needs, changes in customer needs and expectations, governmental actions and other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, including, but not limited to, those described in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended May 5, 2007, in Part I, Item 2 thereof ("Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations"), in Part I, Item 4 thereof ("Controls and Procedures"), and in Part II, Item 1A thereof ("Risk Factors").
RESTORATION HARDWARE, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands, except per share data) 13 weeks ended 13 weeks ended % of Net % of Net 8/4/07 Revenue 7/29/06 Revenue Net revenues $183,820 100.0% $179,343 100.0% Cost of revenue and occupancy 122,802 66.8% 120,098 67.0% Gross profit 61,018 33.2% 59,245 33.0% Selling, general and administrative expense 66,509 36.2% 57,138 31.8% (Loss) income from operations (5,491) (3.0%) 2,107 1.2% Interest expense, net (2,236) (1.2%) (1,739) (1.0%) (Loss) income before income taxes (7,727) (4.2%) 368 0.2% Income tax expense (196) (0.1%) (132) (0.1%) Net (loss) income $(7,923) (4.3%) $236 0.1% (Loss) income per common share, basic $(0.20) $0.01 (Loss) income per common share, diluted $(0.20) $0.01 Weighted average shares outstanding, basic 38,798 37,884 diluted 38,798 38,911 RESTORATION HARDWARE, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands, except per share data) 26 weeks ended 26 weeks ended % of Net % of Net 8/4/07 Revenue 7/29/06 Revenue Net revenues $325,932 100.0% $312,723 100.0% Cost of revenue and occupancy 220,440 67.6% 208,593 66.7% Gross profit 105,492 32.4% 104,130 33.3% Selling, general and administrative expense 122,906 37.7% 105,491 33.7% Loss from operations (17,414) (5.3%) (1,361) (0.4%) Interest expense, net (4,235) (1.3%) (3,163) (1.0%) Loss before income taxes (21,649) (6.6%) (4,524) (1.4%) Income tax expense (32) (0.0%) (153) (0.1%) Net loss $(21,681) (6.6%) $(4,677) (1.5%) Loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted $(0.56) $(0.12) Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted 38,777 37,828 RESTORATION HARDWARE,INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands) 8/4/07 2/3/07 7/29/06 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $2,739 $ 1,461 $1,084 Accounts receivable 9,378 7,164 9,028 Merchandise inventories 209,764 192,805 181,199 Prepaid expense and other current assets 22,319 18,984 17,351 Total current assets 244,200 220,414 208,662 Property and equipment, net 88,373 87,961 90,054 Goodwill 4,560 4,560 4,560 Deferred tax assets, net 1,961 1,911 - Other assets 1,626 1,521 1,317 Total assets $340,720 $316,367 $304,593 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $76,825 $79,340 $70,321 Deferred revenue and customer deposits 15,387 9,556 12,415 Deferred tax liabilities, net 1,494 1,357 - Other current liabilities 21,183 20,335 16,814 Total current liabilities 114,889 110,588 99,550 Long-term debt, net of debt issuance 106,497 68,384 79,432 Deferred lease incentives 21,195 23,515 25,894 Deferred rent 19,173 19,998 20,029 Other long-term obligations 6,678 1,774 1,037 Total liabilities 268,432 224,259 225,942 Stockholders equity: Common stock 4 4 4 Additional paid-in capital 180,245 178,176 172,263 Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,446 745 1,130 Accumulated deficit (109,407) (86,817) (94,746) Total stockholders' equity 72,288 92,108 78,651 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $340,720 $316,367 $304,593 Contact: Chris Newman Chief Financial Officer Restoration Hardware, Inc. 415-945-4530
SOURCE Restoration Hardware, Inc. -0- 08/30/2007 /CONTACT: Chris Newman, Chief Financial Officer of Restoration Hardware, Inc., +1-415-945-4530/ /Web site: http://www.restorationhardware.com / (RSTO) CO: Restoration Hardware, Inc. ST: California IN: REA SU: ERN ERP CCA AB-CD -- AQTH104 -- 5771 08/30/2007 16:24 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com