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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

[X]

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended May 2, 2020

OR

[]

 

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

 

For the transition period from ________________to__________________

Commission file number                1-31340

 

THE CATO CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

56-0484485

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

8100 Denmark Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273-5975

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(704)554-8510

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

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

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A - Common Stock, par value $.033 per share

CATO

New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes

X

No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes

X

No

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company Emerging growth company

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes

 

No

X

 

As of May 2, 2020, there were 22,252,038 shares of Class A common stock and 1,763,652 shares of Class B common stock outstanding.

 


 

THE CATO CORPORATION

 

FORM 10-Q

 

Quarter Ended May 2, 2020

Table of Contents

 

Page No.

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements (Unaudited):

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) and Comprehensive Income (Loss)

2

 

 

For the Three Months Ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

3

 

 

At May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

4

 

 

For the Three Months Ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

5

 

 

For the Three Months Ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

6 - 20

 

 

For the Three Months Ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

21 - 27

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

28

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

28

 

 

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

29

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

29

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

30

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

30

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

31

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

31

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

31

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

THE CATO CORPORATION

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) AND

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

Retail sales

$

98,813

$

228,066

Other revenue (principally finance charges, late fees and

 

 

 

 

layaway charges)

 

1,919

 

2,285

Total revenues

 

100,732

 

230,351

 

 

 

 

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES, NET

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold (exclusive of depreciation shown below)

 

83,597

 

136,083

Selling, general and administrative (exclusive of depreciation

 

 

 

 

shown below)

 

52,511

 

65,990

Depreciation

 

4,006

 

3,843

Interest and other income

 

(1,851)

 

(1,136)

Costs and expenses, net

 

138,263

 

204,780

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

(37,531)

 

25,571

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(9,114)

 

4,316

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(28,417)

$

21,255

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share

$

(1.19)

$

0.87

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

(1.19)

$

0.87

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(28,417)

$

21,255

Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities, net

 

 

 

 

of deferred income taxes of ($90) and $126 for May 2, 2020

 

(298)

 

412

and May 4, 2019, respectively

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

(28,715)

$

21,667

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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THE CATO CORPORATION

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

February 1, 2020

 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

29,809

 

$

11,824

 

Short-term investments

 

118,020

 

 

200,387

 

Restricted cash

 

2,585

 

 

2,577

 

Restricted short-term investments

 

1,330

 

 

1,319

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of

 

 

 

 

 

 

$614 and $726 at May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively

 

30,462

 

 

26,088

 

Merchandise inventories

 

122,767

 

 

115,365

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

6,131

 

 

5,237

 

Total Current Assets

 

311,104

 

 

362,797

 

Property and equipment – net

 

84,151

 

 

88,667

 

Noncurrent deferred income taxes

 

8,413

 

 

8,636

 

Other assets

 

22,759

 

 

24,073

 

Right-of-Use assets – net

 

214,527

 

 

200,803

 

Total Assets

$

640,954

 

$

684,976

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

74,934

 

$

68,438

 

Accrued expenses

 

38,006

 

 

47,099

 

Accrued bonus and benefits

 

8,888

 

 

18,913

 

Accrued income taxes

 

1,690

 

 

1,703

 

Current lease liability

 

61,019

 

 

63,149

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

184,537

 

 

199,302

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

22,754

 

 

21,976

 

Lease liability

 

162,011

 

 

147,184

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $100 par value per share, 100,000 shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

authorized, none issued

 

-

 

 

-

 

Class A common stock, $0.033 par value per share, 50,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

shares authorized; 22,252,038 and 22,535,779 shares issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

at May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively

 

750

 

 

761

 

Convertible Class B common stock, $0.033 par value per share,

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,000,000 shares authorized; 1,763,652 and

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,763,652 shares issued at May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively

 

59

 

 

59

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

111,693

 

 

110,813

 

Retained earnings

 

158,025

 

 

203,458

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

1,125

 

 

1,423

 

Total Stockholders' Equity

 

271,652

 

 

316,514

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

640,954

 

$

684,976

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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THE CATO CORPORATION

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 2, 2020

May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(28,417)

 

$

21,255

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

4,006

 

 

3,843

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

 

28

 

 

178

 

Purchase premium and premium amortization of investments

 

 

(18)

 

 

58

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

650

 

 

691

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

313

 

 

-

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

 

66

 

 

182

 

Impairment of store assets

 

 

5,270

 

 

-

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities which provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(used) cash:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(4,402)

 

 

(1,926)

 

Merchandise inventories

 

 

(7,402)

 

 

8,370

 

Prepaid and other assets

 

 

(255)

 

 

8,643

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets and liabilities

 

 

(1,027)

 

 

-

 

Accrued income taxes

 

 

(13)

 

 

2,629

 

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

(40,134)

 

 

(29,255)

 

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

 

 

(71,335)

 

 

14,668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditures for property and equipment

 

 

(5,311)

 

 

(995)

 

Purchase of short-term investments

 

 

(8,275)

 

 

(44,709)

 

Sales of short-term investments

 

 

90,435

 

 

53,639

 

Purchase of other assets

 

 

-

 

 

(22)

 

Sales of other assets

 

 

94

 

 

4

 

Net cash provided (used) by investing activities

 

 

76,943

 

 

7,917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

 

(7,990)

 

 

(8,118)

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

(9,875)

 

 

(2,834)

 

Proceeds from line of credit

 

 

34,000

 

 

-

 

Payments on line of credit

 

 

(4,000)

 

 

-

 

Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan

 

 

250

 

 

261

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

 

12,385

 

 

(10,691)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

17,993

 

 

11,894

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

14,401

 

 

25,209

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

32,394

 

$

37,103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash activity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued other assets and property and equipment

 

$

1,936

 

$

256

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

Class A

Class B

Additional

 

 

Other

Total

 

Common

Common

Paid-in

Retained

Comprehensive

Stockholders'

 

Stock

Stock

Capital

Earnings

Income

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance — February 1, 2020

$

761

$

59

$

110,813

$

203,458

$

1,423

$

316,514

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(28,417)

 

-

 

(28,417)

Unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities, net of deferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

income tax benefit of ($90)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(298)

 

(298)

Dividends paid ($0.33 per share)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(7,990)

 

-

 

(7,990)

Class A common stock sold through employee stock purchase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plan — 26,957 shares

 

1

 

-

 

293

 

-

 

-

 

294

Class B common stock sold through stock option plans —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- shares

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Class A common stock issued through restricted stock grant plans —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

307,354 shares

 

10

 

-

 

587

 

8

 

-

 

605

Repurchase and retirement of treasury shares – 618,056 shares

 

(22)

 

-

 

-

 

(9,034)

 

-

 

(9,056)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance — May 2, 2020

$

750

$

59

$

111,693

$

158,025

$

1,125

$

271,652

 

 

 

 

Convertible

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

Class A

Class B

Additional

 

 

Other

Total

 

Common

Common

Paid-in

Retained

Comprehensive

Stockholders'

 

Stock

Stock

Capital

Earnings

Income

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance — February 2, 2019

$

767

$

59

$

105,580

$

210,507

$

(77)

$

316,836

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

21,255

 

-

 

21,255

Unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities, net of deferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

income tax liability of $126

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

412

 

412

Dividends paid ($0.33 per share)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(8,118)

 

-

 

(8,118)

Class A common stock sold through employee stock purchase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plan — 20,676 shares

 

1

 

-

 

307

 

-

 

-

 

308

Class B common stock sold through stock option plans —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- shares

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Class A common stock issued through restricted stock grant plans —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

355,609 shares

 

11

 

-

 

624

 

10

 

-

 

645

Repurchase and retirement of treasury shares – 208,041 shares

 

(7)

 

-

 

-

 

(2,827)

 

-

 

(2,834)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance — May 4, 2019

$

772

$

59

$

106,511

$

220,827

$

335

$

328,504

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

NOTE 1 - GENERAL:

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements as of May 2, 2020 and for the thirteen-week periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019 have been prepared from the accounting records of The Cato Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Company”), and all amounts shown are unaudited. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the financial statements have been included. All such adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature unless otherwise noted. The results of the interim period may not be indicative of the results expected for the entire year.

 

The interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020. Amounts as of February 1, 2020 have been derived from the audited balance sheet, but do not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

COVID-19 Update

 

The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in state and local orders mandating store closures to mitigate the spread of the virus. Responses by customers, government and the private sector have and will likely continue to adversely impact our business operations for the remainder of 2020 and possibly beyond. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately impacts the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, and liquidity may differ from management’s current estimates due to inherent uncertainties regarding the duration and further spread of the outbreak, its severity, actions taken to contain the virus or treat its impact, and how quickly and to what extent normal economic and operating conditions can resume.

 

Beginning March 19, 2020, the Company temporarily closed all Cato, Its Fashion, Its Fashion Metro and Versona stores. In addition, the Company suspended its quarterly dividend, significantly reduced capital expenditures and reduced its SG&A expense through the reduction of non-payroll expenses, as well as, furloughing associates and in certain instances eliminating positions primarily at the corporate office. Beginning on May 1, 2020, the Company began to re-open stores based on the pertinent state and local orders. There is significant uncertainty around the duration, breadth and severity of continued business disruptions related to COVID-19, as well as its impact on the U.S. economy, consumer willingness to visit malls and shopping centers, and associate staffing for our stores. At this time, it is uncertain as to the effect of national, state or local action or legislation that attempts to address the economic effects of COVID-19 on our customers, suppliers or the Company.

 

While the Company currently anticipates that our results for the remainder of 2020 will be adversely impacted, the extent to which COVID-19 impacts the Company’s results will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including new information that may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19, potential economic impacts to customers and suppliers, and the actions taken to contain it or mitigate its impact.

 

Accounting Policies - Impairment of Long-Lived Assets:

 

The Company invests in leaseholds, right-of use assets and equipment primarily in connection with the opening and remodeling of stores and in computer software and hardware. The Company periodically reviews its store locations and estimates the recoverability of its long-lived assets, which primarily relate

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FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

to Fixtures and equipment, Leasehold improvements, Right-of-use assets net of Lease liabilities and Information technology equipment and software. An impairment charge is recorded for the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the estimated fair value when the Company determines that projected cash flows associated with those long-lived assets will not be sufficient to recover the carrying value. This determination is based on a number of factors, including the store’s projected cash flows, which include future sales growth projections. The Company assesses the fair value of each lease by considering market rents and any lease terms that may adjust market rents under certain conditions such as the loss of an anchor tenant or a leased space in a shopping center not meeting certain criteria. Further, in determining when to close a store, the Company considers real estate development in the area and perceived local market conditions, which can be difficult to predict and may be subject to change. As a result of store closures, the Company determined a triggering event occurred resulting in an impairment analysis being performed. An asset impairment charge of $5.3 million was recorded in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Policies

 

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which requires companies to measure and recognize expected credit losses for financial assets held at amortized costs based on expected losses rather than incurred losses. The new accounting rules were effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2020 and will have a minimal impact on the financial statements.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

NOTE 2 - EARNINGS PER SHARE:

 

Accounting Standard Codification (“ASC”) 260 – Earnings Per Share requires dual presentation of basic and diluted Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) on the face of all income statements for all entities with complex capital structures. The Company has presented one basic EPS and one diluted EPS amount for all common shares in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income. While the Company’s certificate of incorporation provides the right for the Board of Directors to declare dividends on Class A shares without declaration of commensurate dividends on Class B shares, the Company has historically paid the same dividends to both Class A and Class B shareholders and the Board of Directors has resolved to continue this practice. Accordingly, the Company’s allocation of income for purposes of the EPS computation is the same for Class A and Class B shares and the EPS amounts reported herein are applicable to both Class A and Class B shares.

 

Basic EPS is computed as net income less earnings allocated to non-vested equity awards divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted EPS reflects the potential dilution that could occur from common shares issuable through stock options and the Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

 

May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Numerator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

$

(28,417)

 

$

21,255

 

 

Earnings (loss) allocated to non-vested equity awards

 

 

1,135

 

 

(660)

 

 

Net earnings (loss) available to common stockholders

 

$

(27,282)

 

$

20,595

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

22,959,887

 

 

23,756,695

 

 

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

22,959,887

 

 

23,756,695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share

 

$

(1.19)

 

$

0.87

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$

(1.19)

 

$

0.87

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

NOTE 3 – ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME:

 

The following tables set forth information regarding the reclassification out of Accumulated other comprehensive income (in thousands) for the three months ended May 2, 2020:

 

 

 

Changes in Accumulated Other

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized Gains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and (Losses) on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available-for-Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning Balance at February 1, 2020

 

$

1,423

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reclassification

 

 

(802)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts reclassified from accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

other comprehensive income (b)

 

 

504

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net current-period other comprehensive income

 

 

(298)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ending Balance at May 2, 2020

 

$

1,125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) All amounts are net-of-tax. Amounts in parentheses indicate a debit/reduction to other comprehensive income ("OCI").

 

 

 

(b) Includes $655 impact of accumulated other comprehensive income reclassifications into Interest and other income for net gains on available-for-sale securities. The tax impact of this reclassification was $151.

 

 

 

The following tables set forth information regarding the reclassification out of Accumulated other comprehensive income (in thousands) for the three months ended May 4, 2019:

 

 

 

Changes in Accumulated Other

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized Gains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and (Losses) on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available-for-Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning Balance at February 2, 2019

 

$

(77)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reclassification

 

 

403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts reclassified from accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

other comprehensive income (b)

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net current-period other comprehensive income

 

 

412

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ending Balance at May 4, 2019

 

$

335

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) All amounts are net-of-tax. Amounts in parentheses indicate a debit/reduction to other comprehensive income ("OCI").

 

 

 

(b) Includes $12 impact of accumulated other comprehensive income reclassifications into Interest and other income for net gains on available-for-sale securities. The tax impact of this reclassification was $3.

 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

NOTE 4 – FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS:

 

As of May 2, 2020, the Company had an unsecured revolving credit agreement allowing the Company to borrow $35.0 million less the balance of any letters of credit as discussed below. The credit agreement contains various financial covenants and limitations, including the maintenance of specific financial ratios with which the Company was in compliance as of May 2, 2020. There were $30.0 million in outstanding borrowings under this credit facility at May 2, 2020 and no outstanding borrowings at February 1, 2020. As of May 2, 2020, the $30.0 million of outstanding borrowings is recorded in Accounts payable in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The weighted average interest rate under the credit facility was 1.76% at May 2, 2020.

 

On June 2, 2020, the Company signed an amendment extending the revolving credit agreement through May 2023. This new amendment, among other items, temporarily lowers the liquidity amount the Company is required to maintain. In addition, a fixed charge ratio covenant is applicable beginning in the fourth quarter of 2021. As of June 4, 2020, the Company had paid down $7.0 million of its outstanding line of credit, reducing the outstanding borrowings to $23.0 million.

 

At May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, the Company had no outstanding letters of credit relating to purchase commitments.

 

NOTE 5 – REPORTABLE SEGMENT INFORMATION:

 

The Company has determined that it has four operating segments, as defined under ASC 280-10, including Cato, It’s Fashion, Versona and Credit. As outlined in ASC 280-10, the Company has two reportable segments: Retail and Credit. The Company has aggregated its three retail operating segments, including e-commerce, based on the aggregation criteria outlined in ASC 280-10, which states that two or more operating segments may be aggregated into a single reportable segment if aggregation is consistent with the objective and basic principles of ASC 280-10, which require the segments to have similar economic characteristics, products, production processes, clients and methods of distribution.

 

The Company’s retail operating segments have similar economic characteristics and similar operating, financial and competitive risks. They are similar in nature of product, as they all offer women’s apparel, shoes and accessories. Merchandise inventory for the Company’s retail operating segments is sourced from the same countries and some of the same vendors, using similar production processes. Merchandise for the Company’s operating segments is distributed to retail stores in a similar manner through the Company’s single distribution center and is subsequently distributed to clients in a similar manner.

 

The Company operates its women’s fashion specialty retail stores in 31 states as of May 2, 2020, principally in the southeastern United States. The Company offers its own credit card to its customers and all credit authorizations, payment processing and collection efforts are performed by a separate subsidiary of the Company.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

NOTE 5 – REPORTABLE SEGMENT INFORMATION (CONTINUED):

 

The following schedule summarizes certain segment information (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 2, 2020

Retail

Credit

Total

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$99,890

$842

$100,732

Depreciation

4,006

-

4,006

Interest and other income

(1,851)

-

(1,851)

Income before taxes

(37,923)

392

(37,531)

Capital expenditures

5,311

-

5,311

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4, 2019

Retail

Credit

Total

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$229,441

$910

$230,351

Depreciation

3,843

-

3,843

Interest and other income

(1,136)

-

(1,136)

Income before taxes

25,178

393

25,571

Capital expenditures

995

-

995

 

 

 

 

 

Retail

Credit

Total

 

 

 

 

Total assets as of May 2, 2020

$594,931

$46,023

$640,954

Total assets as of February 1, 2020

636,503

48,473

684,976

 

The Company evaluates segment performance based on income before taxes. The Company does not allocate certain corporate expenses or income taxes to the credit segment.

 

The following schedule summarizes the direct expenses of the credit segment which are reflected in Selling, general and administrative expenses (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

 

May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payroll

$

152

 

$

150

Postage

 

111

 

 

124

Other expenses

 

187

 

 

243

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total expenses

$

450

 

$

517

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

NOTE 6 – STOCK BASED COMPENSATION:

 

As of May 2, 2020, the Company had two long-term compensation plans pursuant to which stock-based compensation was outstanding or could be granted. The 2018 Incentive Compensation Plan and 2013 Incentive Compensation Plan are for the granting of various forms of equity-based awards, including restricted stock and stock options for grant, to officers, directors and key employees. Effective May 24, 2018, shares for grant were no longer available under the 2013 Incentive Compensation Plan.

 

The following table presents the number of options and shares of restricted stock initially authorized and available for grant under each of the plans as of May 2, 2020:

 

 

2013

 

2018

 

 

 

Plan

 

Plan

 

Total

Options and/or restricted stock initially authorized

1,500,000

 

4,725,000

 

6,225,000

Options and/or restricted stock available for grant:

 

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2020

-

 

3,885,313

 

3,885,313

 

In accordance with ASC 718, the fair value of current restricted stock awards is estimated on the date of grant based on the market price of the Company’s stock and is amortized to compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the related vesting periods. As of May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, there was $14,216,000 and $11,900,000, respectively, of total unrecognized compensation expense related to nonvested restricted stock awards, which had a remaining weighted-average vesting period of 2.9 years and 2.2 years, respectively. The total compensation expense during the three months ended May 2, 2020 was $606,000 compared to $645,000 for the three months ended May 4, 2019. These expenses are classified as a component of Selling, general and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

The following summary shows the changes in the shares of unvested restricted stock outstanding during the three months ended May 2, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average

 

Number of

 

 

Grant Date Fair

 

Shares

 

 

Value Per Share

Restricted stock awards at February 1, 2020

942,562

 

$

19.55

Granted

330,695

 

 

11.11

Vested

(130,042)

 

 

34.03

Forfeited or expired

(23,341)

 

 

19.38

Restricted stock awards at May 2, 2020

1,119,874

 

$

15.38

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

The Company’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan allows eligible full-time employees to purchase a limited number of shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock during each semi-annual offering period at a 15% discount through payroll deductions. During the three months ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, the Company sold 26,957 and 20,676 shares to employees at an average discount of $1.64 and $2.23 per share, respectively, under the Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The compensation expense recognized for the 15% discount given under the Employee Stock Purchase Plan was approximately $44,000 and $46,000 for the three months ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, respectively. These expenses are classified as a component of Selling, general and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

NOTE 7 – FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS:

 

The following tables set forth information regarding the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value (in thousands) as of May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quoted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Active

 

Significant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Markets for

 

Other

 

Significant

 

 

 

 

 

Identical

 

Observable

 

Unobservable

 

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

Assets

 

Inputs

 

Inputs

Description

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State/Municipal Bonds

 

$

26,161

 

$

-

 

$

26,161

 

$

-

Corporate Bonds

 

 

62,879

 

 

-

 

 

62,879

 

 

-

U.S. Treasury/Agencies Notes and Bonds

 

 

6,976

 

 

-

 

 

6,976

 

 

-

Cash Surrender Value of Life Insurance

 

 

9,749

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

9,749

Asset-backed Securities (ABS)

 

 

23,234

 

 

-

 

 

23,234

 

 

-

Corporate Equities

 

 

557

 

 

557

 

 

-

 

 

-

Certificates of Deposit

 

 

100

 

 

100

 

 

-

 

 

-

Total Assets

 

$

129,656

 

$

657

 

$

119,250

 

$

9,749

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred Compensation

 

 

(9,730)

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(9,730)

Total Liabilities

 

$

(9,730)

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

(9,730)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quoted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Active

 

Significant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Markets for

 

Other

 

Significant

 

 

 

 

 

Identical

 

Observable

 

Unobservable

 

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

Assets

 

Inputs

 

Inputs

Description

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State/Municipal Bonds

 

$

36,014

 

$

-

 

$

36,014

 

$

-

Corporate Bonds

 

 

90,798

 

 

-

 

 

90,798

 

 

-

U.S. Treasury/Agencies Notes and Bonds

 

 

37,410

 

 

-

 

 

37,410

 

 

-

Cash Surrender Value of Life Insurance

 

 

10,517

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

10,517

Asset-backed Securities (ABS)

 

 

37,384

 

 

-

 

 

37,384

 

 

-

Corporate Equities

 

 

732

 

 

732

 

 

-

 

 

-

Certificates of Deposit

 

 

100

 

 

100

 

 

-

 

 

-

Total Assets

 

$

212,955

 

$

832

 

$

201,606

 

$

10,517

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred Compensation

 

 

(10,391)

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(10,391)

Total Liabilities

 

$

(10,391)

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

(10,391)

 

The Company’s investment portfolio was primarily invested in corporate bonds and tax-exempt and taxable governmental debt securities held in managed accounts with underlying ratings of A or better at May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020. The state, municipal and corporate bonds have contractual maturities which range from two days to seven years. The U.S. Treasury Notes and Certificates of Deposit have contractual maturities which range from one month to two years. These securities are classified as available-for-sale and are recorded as Short-term investments, Restricted cash, Restricted short-term investments and Other assets on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. These assets are carried at fair value with unrealized gains and losses reported net of taxes in Accumulated other comprehensive income. The asset-backed securities are bonds comprised of auto loans and bank credit cards that carry AAA ratings. The auto loan asset-backed securities are backed by static pools of auto loans that were originated and serviced by captive auto finance units, banks or finance companies. The bank credit card asset-backed securities are backed by revolving pools of credit card receivables generated by account holders of cards from American Express, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and Discover.

 

Additionally, at May 2, 2020, the Company had $0.6 million of corporate equities and deferred compensation plan assets of $9.7 million. At February 1, 2020, the Company had $0.7 million of corporate equities and deferred compensation plan assets of $10.5 million. All of these assets are recorded within Other assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

Level 1 category securities are measured at fair value using quoted active market prices. Level 2 investment securities include corporate and municipal bonds for which quoted prices may not be available on active exchanges for identical instruments. Their fair value is principally based on market values determined by management with assistance of a third-party pricing service. Since quoted prices in active markets for identical assets are not available, these prices are determined by the pricing service using observable market information such as quotes from less active markets and/or quoted prices of securities with similar characteristics, among other factors.

 

Deferred compensation plan assets consist of life insurance policies. These life insurance policies are valued based on the cash surrender value of the insurance contract, which is determined based on such factors as the fair value of the underlying assets and discounted cash flow and are therefore classified within Level 3 of the valuation hierarchy. The Level 3 liability associated with the life insurance policies represents a deferred

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compensation obligation, the value of which is tracked via underlying insurance funds’ net asset values, as recorded in Other noncurrent liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. These funds are designed to mirror mutual funds and money market funds that are observable and actively traded.

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The following tables summarize the change in fair value of the Company’s financial assets measured using Level 3 inputs as of May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

Measurements Using

 

Significant Unobservable

 

Asset Inputs (Level 3)

 

Cash Surrender Value

Beginning Balance at February 1, 2020

$

10,517

Redemptions

 

-

Additions

 

-

Total gains or (losses)

 

 

Included in interest and other income (or changes in net assets)

 

(768)

Included in other comprehensive income

 

-

Ending Balance at May 2, 2020

$

9,749

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

Measurements Using

 

Significant Unobservable

 

Liability Inputs (Level 3)

 

Deferred Compensation

Beginning Balance at February 1, 2020

$

(10,391)

Redemptions

 

-

Additions

 

(36)

Total (gains) or losses

 

 

Included in interest and other income (or changes in net assets)

 

697

Included in other comprehensive income

 

-

Ending Balance at May 2, 2020

$

(9,730)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

Measurements Using

 

Significant Unobservable

 

Asset Inputs (Level 3)

 

Cash Surrender Value

Beginning Balance at February 2, 2019

$

9,093

Redemptions

 

-

Additions

 

748

Total gains or (losses)

 

 

Included in interest and other income (or changes in net assets)

 

676

Included in other comprehensive income

 

-

Ending Balance at February 1, 2020

$

10,517

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

Measurements Using

 

Significant Unobservable

 

Liability Inputs (Level 3)

 

Deferred Compensation

Beginning Balance at February 2, 2019

$

(8,908)

Redemptions

 

-

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FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019

 

 

 

Additions

 

(554)

Total (gains) or losses

 

 

Included in interest and other income (or changes in net assets)

 

(929)

Included in other comprehensive income

 

-

Ending Balance at February 1, 2020

$

(10,391)

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NOTE 8 – RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS:

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. The new accounting rules reduce complexity by removing specific exceptions to general principles related to intraperiod tax allocations, ownership changes in foreign investments, and interim period income tax accounting for year-to-date losses that exceed anticipated losses. The new accounting rules also simplify accounting for franchise taxes that are partially based on income, transactions with a government that result in a step up in the tax basis of goodwill, separate financial statements of legal entities that are not subject to tax, and enacted changes in tax laws in interim periods. The new accounting rules will be effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2021. The Company is currently in the process of evaluating the impact of adoption of the new accounting rules on the Company’s financial position, results of operations, cash flows and disclosures.

 

NOTE 9 – INCOME TAXES:

The Company had an effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2020 of 24.3% (Benefit) compared to an effective tax rate of 16.9% (Expense) for the first quarter of 2019. The increase in the 2020 first quarter tax rate was primarily due to the federal net operating loss carryback provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), offset by valuation allowances against state income net operating losses, and an upward adjustment in the reserves for uncertain tax positions specific to state income taxes in the first quarter of 2020. The Company assessed the ability to realize these state net operating losses in light of the adverse impact on the Company’s financial statements and operations due to COVID-19. Based on this assessment, the Company concluded that it is more likely than not that the Company will not be able to realize the state net operating losses and, accordingly, has recorded a valuation allowance for these items including the value of its state net operating loss deferred tax assets as of February 1, 2020.

The estimated annual effective tax rate for the current fiscal year is impacted by the ability to carryback federal net operating losses due to the CARES Act, partially offset by changes in management’s judgement regarding the ability to realize deferred tax assets, primarily state income net operating losses generated in the current fiscal year. The Company has factored the realizability of these deferred tax assets generated as a result of projected current year losses into its estimated annual effective rate for the current year. To the extent that actual results and/or events differ from the predicted results, the Company may continue to see effects on the estimated annual effective tax rate.

 

NOTE 10 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:

 

The Company is, from time to time, involved in routine litigation incidental to the conduct of its business, including litigation regarding the merchandise that it sells, litigation regarding intellectual property, litigation instituted by persons injured upon premises under its control, litigation with respect to various employment matters, including alleged discrimination and wage and hour litigation, and litigation with present or former employees.

 

Although such litigation is routine and incidental to the conduct of the Company’s business, as with any business of its size with a significant number of employees and significant merchandise sales, such litigation could result in large monetary awards. Based on information currently available, management does not believe that any reasonably possible losses arising from current pending litigation will have a material adverse effect on its condensed consolidated financial statements. However, given the inherent

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uncertainties involved in such matters, an adverse outcome in one or more such matters could materially and adversely affect the Company’s financial condition, results of operations and cash flows in any particular reporting period. The Company accrues for these matters when the liability is deemed probable and reasonably estimable.

 

NOTE 11 – REVENUE RECOGNITION:

 

The Company recognizes sales at the point of purchase when the customer takes possession of the merchandise and pays for the purchase, generally with cash or credit. Sales from purchases made with Cato credit, gift cards and layaway sales from stores are also recorded when the customer takes possession of the merchandise. E-commerce sales are recorded when the risk of loss is transferred to the customer. Gift cards are recorded as deferred revenue until they are redeemed or forfeited. Layaway sales are recorded as deferred revenue until the customer takes possession or forfeits the merchandise. Gift cards do not have expiration dates. A provision is made for estimated merchandise returns based on sales volumes and the Company’s experience; actual returns have not varied materially from historical amounts. A provision is made for estimated write-offs associated with sales made with the Company’s proprietary credit card. Amounts related to shipping and handling billed to customers in a sales transaction are classified as Other revenue and the costs related to shipping product to customers (billed and accrued) are classified as Cost of goods sold.

 

The Company offers its own proprietary credit card to customers. All credit activity is performed by the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries. None of the credit card receivables are secured. The Company estimated uncollectible amounts of $69,000 and $,226000 for the periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, respectively, on sales purchased by the Company’s proprietary credit card of $2.6 million and $6.9 million for the periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, respectively.

 

The following table provides information about receivables and contract liabilities from contracts with customers (in thousands):

 

 

 

Balance as of

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proprietary Credit Card Receivables, net

$

11,364

 

$

15,241

Gift Card Liability

$

6,864

 

$

7,658

 

NOTE 12 – LEASES:

 

The Company determines whether an arrangement is a lease at inception. The Company has operating leases for stores, offices and equipment. Its leases have remaining lease terms of one year to 10 years, some of which include options to extend the lease term for up to five years, and some of which include options to terminate the lease within one year. The Company considers these options in determining the lease term used to establish its right-of-use assets and lease liabilities. The Company’s lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants.

 

As most of the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate, it uses its estimated incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date of the lease in determining the present value of lease payments.

 

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The components of lease cost are shown below (in thousands):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease cost (a)

$

16,993

$

9,732

Variable lease cost (b)

$

80

$

606

ASC 840 prepaid rent expense (c)

$

-

$

5,975

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Includes right-of-use asset amortization of ($1.7) million and ($2.0) million for the three months ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, respectively.

(b) Primarily related to monthly percentage rent for stores not presented on the balance sheet.

(c) Related to ASC 840 rent expense due to prepaid rent on the balance sheet as of February 3, 2019.

 

Supplemental cash flow information and non-cash activity related to the Company’s operating leases are as follows (in thousands):

 

Operating cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities

$

15,499

$

10,091

Non-cash activity:

 

 

 

 

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease obligations

$

28,197

$

282

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term and discount rate for the Company’s operating leases are as follows:

 

 

May 2, 2020

 

May 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term

3.2 years

 

3.2 years

Weighted-average discount rate

4.36%

 

4.65%

 

As of May 2, 2020, the maturities of lease liabilities by fiscal year for the Company’s operating leases are as follows (in thousands):

 

Fiscal Year

 

 

 

 

 

2020 (a)

$

49,740

2021

 

58,511

2022

 

42,379

2023

 

31,197

2024

 

20,376

Thereafter

 

48,246

Total lease payments

 

250,449

Less: Imputed interest

 

27,419

Present value of lease liabilities

$

223,030

 

 

 

(a) Excluding the 3 months ended May 2, 2020.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL

CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION:

 

The following information should be read along with the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, including the accompanying Notes appearing in this report. Any of the following are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended: (1) statements in this Form 10-Q that reflect projections or expectations of our future financial or economic performance; (2) statements that are not historical information; (3) statements of our beliefs, intentions, plans and objectives for future operations, including those contained in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”; (4) statements relating to our operations or activities for our fiscal year ending January 30, 2021 (“fiscal 2020”) and beyond, including, but not limited to, statements regarding expected amounts of capital expenditures and store openings, relocations, remodels and closures and statements regarding the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related responses and mitigation efforts on our business, results of operations and financial condition; and (5) statements relating to our future contingencies. When possible, we have attempted to identify forward-looking statements by using words such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “approximates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “hopes,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “could,” “would,” “should” and any variations or negative formations of such words and similar expressions. We can give no assurance that actual results or events will not differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements included in this report are based on information available to us as of the filing date of this report, but subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the following: any actual or perceived deterioration in the conditions that drive consumer confidence and spending, including, but not limited to, prevailing social, economic, political and public health conditions and uncertainties, levels of unemployment, fuel, energy and food costs, wage rates, tax rates, interest rates, home values, consumer net worth and the availability of credit; changes in laws or regulations affecting our business including tariffs; uncertainties regarding the impact of any governmental responses to the foregoing conditions; competitive factors and pricing pressures; our ability to predict and respond to rapidly changing fashion trends and consumer demands; our ability to successfully implement our new store development strategy to increase new store openings and our ability of any such new stores to grow and perform as expected; adverse weather, public health threats (including the COVID-19 pandemic) or similar conditions that may affect our sales or operations; inventory risks due to shifts in market demand, including the ability to liquidate excess inventory at anticipated margins; and other factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020 (“fiscal 2019”), as amended or supplemented, and in other reports we file with or furnish to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) from time to time. We do not undertake, and expressly decline, any obligation to update any such forward-looking information contained in this report, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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