dELiA*s, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

dELiA*s, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- dELiA*s, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLIA), a multi-channel retail company primarily marketing to teenage girls, today announced the results for its first quarter of fiscal 2013.

dELiA*s, Inc. results for the first quarter of 2013 reflect its Alloy business as a discontinued operation for all periods presented. As previously disclosed, the Company has retained Janney Montgomery Scott LLC to assist in the potential disposition of the Alloy brand. All financial results in this press release are for continuing operations only unless otherwise stated.

First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Highlights:

  • Total revenue decreased 14.6% to $35.2 million from $41.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Revenue from the retail segment decreased 14.4% to $24.7 million, including a comparable store sales decrease of 7.1% and an 8% reduction in store count. Revenue from the direct segment decreased 15.3% to $10.5 million.
  • Consolidated gross margin was 23.8% compared to 31.6% in the prior year quarter, primarily due to increased inventory reserves, as well as lower merchandise margins in the retail segment.
  • Loss from continuing operations was $9.2 million compared to a loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 of $4.3 million. Overhead expenses previously allocated to the Alloy business have now been reallocated to continuing operations for both fiscal 2013 and 2012. These costs were approximately $1.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Walter Killough commented, “We were disappointed with our first quarter performance, which we believe was the result of product offerings that did not align with our customers’ preferences coupled with a challenging retail environment underpinned by unseasonable weather. We have taken aggressive action to work through our current inventory and began to make adjustments to our product offerings which have already yielded improved results. With the potential disposition of Alloy, we are currently evaluating our cost structure in order to right-size the business.”

Results by Segment

Retail Segment Results

Total revenue for the retail segment for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 decreased 14.4% to $24.7 million from $28.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. This decrease was due to an 8% reduction in store count, and a comparable store sales decrease of 7.1%. Comparable store sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 increased by 7.3%.

Gross margin for the retail segment, which includes distribution, occupancy and merchandising costs, was 16.5% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to 26.4% in the prior year period. Gross margin decreased approximately 740 basis points as a result of increased markdown and other inventory reserves in connection with underperforming inventory. The decrease was also driven by a 190 basis point reduction in merchandise margins related to increased markdowns, as well as the deleveraging of occupancy costs.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the retail segment were $11.1 million, or 45.1% of sales, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $11.3 million, or 39.1% of sales, in the prior year period. The increase in SG&A expenses as a percent of sales reflects the deleveraging of selling, overhead and depreciation expenses. Included in overhead expenses for fiscal 2013 were approximately $0.3 million in costs related to the Company’s recent management transitions.

The operating loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 for the retail segment was $7.0 million compared to $3.6 million in the prior year period.

The Company relocated one store location and closed one store location during the first quarter of fiscal 2013, ending the period with 103 stores.

Direct Segment Results

Total revenue for the direct segment for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 decreased 15.3% to $10.5 million from $12.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

Gross margin for the direct segment was 41.1% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to 43.7% in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. The decrease in gross margin resulted primarily from increased inventory reserves and higher shipping and handling costs, partially offset by a 110 basis point improvement in merchandise margins.

SG&A expenses for the direct segment were $6.4 million, or 60.8% of sales, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $6.4 million, or 51.9% of sales, in the prior year period. The increase in SG&A expenses as a percent of sales reflects the deleveraging of selling, overhead and depreciation expenses. Included in overhead expenses for fiscal 2013 were approximately $0.3 million in costs related to the Company’s recent management transitions.

Operating loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 for the direct segment was $2.0 million as compared to $0.9 million in the prior year period.

Balance Sheet Highlights

At the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $3.6 million compared with $16.6 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

Total net inventories at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $26.1 million compared with $25.3 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Inventory per average retail store was up 9.0% compared to the prior year period, and inventory for the direct segment was up 20.3% compared to the prior year. In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company recorded additional inventory reserves related to $1.6 million of product removed from the retail channel subsequent to quarter end.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

A conference call to discuss first quarter 2013 results is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time. The conference call will be webcast live at www.deliasinc.com. A replay of the call will be available through June 30, 2013 and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176 and providing the pass code number 6369891.

During the conference call, the Company may discuss and answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends. The Company’s responses to questions, as well as other matters discussed during the conference call, may contain or constitute information that has not been disclosed previously.

About dELiA*s, Inc.

dELiA*s, Inc. is a multi-channel retail company primarily marketing to teenage girls. It generates revenue by selling apparel, accessories and footwear to consumers through direct mail catalogs, websites, and mall-based retail stores.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding our expectations and beliefs regarding our future results or performance. Because these statements apply to future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties. When used in this announcement, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “expectation”, “should”, “would”, “project”, “plan”, “predict”, “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Our actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Additionally, you should not consider past results to be an indication of our future performance. For a discussion of risk factors that may affect our results, see the “Risk Factors That May Affect Future Results” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this announcement to conform these statements to actual results, to changes in management's expectations or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

 
 
dELiA*s, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except par value and share data)
(unaudited)
         
May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,643 $ 16,634
Inventories, net 26,119 25,293
Prepaid catalog costs 1,565 1,047
Deferred income taxes - -
Other current assets 5,596 3,494
Assets held for sale   6,094     6,224  
 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 43,017 52,692
 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET 34,988 41,471
GOODWILL - 4,462
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET 2,419 2,419
OTHER ASSETS 968 822
ASSETS HELD FOR SALE   657     -  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 82,049   $ 101,866  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts payable $ 21,927 $ 15,603
Bank loan payable 1,550 -
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 11,703 12,160
Income taxes payable 666 788
Liabilities held for sale   4,552     3,538  

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

40,398 32,089
 
DEFERRED CREDITS AND OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES   9,455     11,155  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   49,853     43,244  
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:

Preferred Stock, $.001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized,
none issued - -
Common Stock, $.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares
authorized; 32,789,615 and 31,726,645 shares issued
and outstanding, respectively 33 32
Additional paid-in capital 100,099 99,431
Accumulated deficit   (67,936 )   (40,841 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   32,196     58,622  
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 82,049   $ 101,866  
 
 
dELiA*s, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)
           
For the Thirteen Weeks Ended
May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
 
NET REVENUES $ 35,177 100.0 % $ 41,214 100.0 %
Cost of goods sold   26,811   76.2 %   28,194   68.4 %
 
GROSS PROFIT   8,366   23.8 %   13,020   31.6 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses 17,492 49.7 % 17,688 42.9 %
Other operating income   (146 ) -0.4 %   (208 ) -0.5 %
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   17,346   49.3 %   17,480   42.4 %
OPERATING LOSS (8,980 ) -25.5 % (4,460 ) -10.8 %
Interest expense   185   0.5 %   153   0.4 %
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES (9,165 ) -26.1 % (4,613 ) -11.2 %
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   28   0.1 %   (294 ) -0.7 %
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (9,193 ) -26.1 % (4,319 ) -10.5 %
(LOSS) INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS, NET OF TAX   (22 ) -0.1 %   645   1.6 %
NET LOSS $ (9,215 ) -26.2 % $ (3,674 ) -8.9 %
 
BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE:
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS $ (0.29 ) $ (0.14 )
(LOSS) INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS $ (0.00 ) $ 0.02  
NET LOSS PER SHARE $ (0.29 ) $ (0.12 )
 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE BASIC AND DILUTED
COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

  31,491,074     31,320,254  
         
 
dELiA*s Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
For the Thirteen Weeks Ended
May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net loss $ (9,193 ) $ (4,319 )
Loss (income) from discontinued operations   (22 )   645  
Loss from continuing operations (9,215 ) (3,674 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in
operating activities of continuing operations:
Depreciation and amortization 2,484 2,336
Deferred financing fees 45 45
Stock-based compensation 151 181
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Inventories (1,279 ) (568 )
Prepaid catalog costs and other assets (1,359 ) (316 )
Income taxes payable 43 52
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities   (5,323 )   (8,194 )
 
Total adjustments   (5,238 )   (6,464 )
Net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations (14,453 ) (10,138 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of discontinued operations   140     (251 )
NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES   (14,313 )   (10,389 )
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Capital expenditures   (406 )   (1,403 )
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES   (406 )   (1,403 )
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from bank borrowings   1,550     -  
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES   1,550     -  
 
NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (13,169 ) (11,792 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period   16,812     28,426  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period $ 3,643   $ 16,634  
 
 
dELiA*s, Inc.
SELECTED OPERATING DATA
(in thousands, except number of stores)
(unaudited)
         
For The Thirteen Weeks Ended
May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
 

Channel net revenues:

Retail $ 24,713 $ 28,862
Direct (1)   10,464     12,352  
Total net revenues $ 35,177   $ 41,214  
 
Comparable store sales  

(7.1%

)

  7.3 %
 
Catalogs mailed (1)   4,912     3,864  
 
Inventory - retail $ 16,058   $ 16,931  
Inventory - direct (1) $ 10,061   $ 8,362  
 
 

Number of stores:

Beginning of period 104 113
Opened 1 * 1 **
Closed   2   *   2   **
End of period   103     112  
 

Total gross sq. ft @ end of period

  397.7     429.6  
 
 
* Totals include one store that was closed and relocated to an alternative site in the same mall during the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
 
** Totals include one store that was closed and relocated to an alternative site in the same mall during the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
 
(1) Restated to exclude the Alloy business
 



dELiA*s, Inc.
David Dick, 212-590-6200
Chief Financial Officer
or
ICR
Jean Fontana, 646-277-1214

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