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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 


 

FORM 10-K

 

Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended February 26, 2011

 

Commission File Number 0-20214

 

BED BATH & BEYOND INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York

 

11-2250488

(State of incorporation)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

650 Liberty Avenue, Union, New Jersey  07083

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 908/688-0888

 

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

 

Title of each class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $.01 par value

 

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

 

 

(NASDAQ Global Select Market)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:  None

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes x  No o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes o  No x

 

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 o

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. x

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer x

 

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

 

Smaller reporting company o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o  No x

 

As of August 28, 2010, the aggregate market value of the common stock held by non-affiliates (which was computed by reference to the closing price on such date of such stock on the NASDAQ National Market) was $9,102,640,840.*

 

The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s common stock (par value $0.01 per share) at March 26, 2011: 250,063,186.

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference

 

Portions of the Registrant’s definitive proxy statement for the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A are incorporated by reference in Part III hereof.

 


*

 

For purposes of this calculation, all outstanding shares of common stock have been considered held by non-affiliates other than the 13,093,529 shares beneficially owned by directors and executive officers, including in the case of the Co-Chairmen trusts and foundations affiliated with them. In making such calculation, the Registrant does not determine the affiliate or non-affiliate status of any shares for any other purpose.

 

 

 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Form 10-K

 

 

Item No.

 

Name of Item

 

 

 

 

 

PART I

Item 1.

 

Business

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

Item 1B.

 

Unresolved Staff Comments

Item 2.

 

Properties

Item 3.

 

Legal Proceedings

Item 4.

 

(Removed and Reserved)

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

Item 5.

 

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Shareholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Item 6.

 

Selected Financial Data

Item 7.

 

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

Item 7A.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Item 8.

 

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Item 9.

 

Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

Item 9A.

 

Controls and Procedures

Item 9B.

 

Other Information

 

 

 

 

 

PART III

Item 10.

 

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

Item 11.

 

Executive Compensation

Item 12.

 

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Shareholder Matters

Item 13.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

Item 14.

 

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

 

 

 

 

 

PART IV

Item 15.

 

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

 

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PART I

 

Unless otherwise indicated, the term “Company” refers collectively to Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries as of February 26, 2011. The Company’s fiscal year is comprised of the 52 or 53 week period ending on the Saturday nearest February 28. Accordingly, fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008 represented 52 weeks and ended on February 26, 2011, February 27, 2010 and February 28, 2009, respectively. Unless otherwise indicated, all references herein to periods of time (e.g., quarters and years) are to fiscal periods.

 

ITEM 1 - BUSINESS

 

Introduction

 

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) is a chain of retail stores, operating under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (“BBB”), Christmas Tree Shops (“CTS”), Harmon and Harmon Face Values (“Harmon”) and buybuy BABY. In addition, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates two stores in the Mexico City market under the name “Home & More.” The Company sells a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include categories such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and certain juvenile products. The Company believes that it is the nation’s largest operator of stores selling predominantly domestics merchandise and home furnishings while offering a breadth and depth of selection in most of its product categories that exceeds what is generally available in department stores or other specialty retail stores.

 

History

 

The Company was founded in 1971 by Leonard Feinstein and Warren Eisenberg, the Co-Chairmen of the Company. Each has more than 50 years of experience in the retail industry.

 

The Company commenced operations in 1971 with the opening of two stores, which primarily sold bed linens and bath accessories. In 1985, the Company introduced its first store carrying a full line of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. The Company began using the name “Bed Bath & Beyond” in 1987 in order to reflect the expanded product line offered by its stores and to distinguish its stores from conventional specialty retail stores offering only domestics merchandise or home furnishings. In March 2002, the Company acquired Harmon, a health and beauty care retailer, which operated 27 stores at the time located in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. In June 2003, the Company acquired CTS, a retailer of giftware and household items, which operated 23 stores at the time located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. In March 2007, the Company acquired buybuy BABY, a retailer of infant and toddler merchandise, which operated 8 stores at the time located in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. In December 2007, the Company opened its first international BBB store in Ontario, Canada. In May 2008, the Company became a partner in a joint venture which operates two stores in the Mexico City market under the name “Home & More.”

 

Operations

 

It is the Company’s goal to offer quality merchandise at everyday low prices; to maintain a wide assortment of merchandise; to present merchandise in a distinctive manner designed to maximize customer convenience and reinforce customer perception of wide selection; and to emphasize dedication to customer service and satisfaction.

 

Pricing. The Company believes in maintaining everyday low prices. The Company regularly monitors price levels at its competitors in order to ensure that its prices are in accordance with its pricing philosophy. The Company believes that the application of its everyday low price philosophy is an important factor in establishing its reputation among customers.

 

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Merchandise Assortment. The Company sells a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include categories such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and certain juvenile products. The Company encourages local store personnel to tailor the merchandise mix as appropriate to respond to changing trends and conditions. The factors taken into account in selecting the merchandise mix for a particular store include store size, configuration and local market conditions, such as climate and demographics. The Company, on an ongoing basis, tests new merchandise categories and adjusts the categories of merchandise carried in its stores and may add new departments or adjust the size of existing departments as required. Additionally, the Company continues to integrate the merchandise assortments within its concepts. The Company believes that the process of adding new departments, integrating the Company’s merchandise within concepts, and expanding or reducing the size of various departments in response to changing conditions is an important part of its merchandising strategy.

 

Merchandise Presentation. The Company has developed a distinctive style of merchandise presentation. Primarily all of the Company’s stores have groups of related product lines presented together in separate areas of each store, creating the appearance that the store is comprised of several individual specialty stores for different product lines. The Company believes that this format of merchandise presentation makes it easy for customers to locate products, reinforces customer perception of wide selection and communicates to customers that its stores offer a level of customer service generally associated with smaller specialty stores.

 

The Company believes that its extensive merchandise selection, rather than fixturing, should be the focus of customer attention and, accordingly, primarily uses simple modular fixturing throughout its stores. This fixturing is primarily designed so that it can be easily reconfigured to adapt to changes in the store’s merchandise mix and presentation. The Company believes that its merchandise displays create an exciting and attractive shopping environment that encourages impulse purchases of additional items.

 

Advertising. In general, the Company relies on “word of mouth advertising,” its reputation for offering a wide assortment of quality merchandise at everyday low prices and the use of paid advertising. Primary vehicles of paid advertising used by the Company include full-color circulars and other advertising pieces distributed via direct mail or inserts, as well as email. Also, to support the opening of new stores, the Company primarily uses “grand opening” newspaper advertising and email.

 

Customer Service. The Company places a strong focus on customer service and seeks to make shopping at its stores as pleasant and convenient as possible. Most stores are open seven days and six evenings a week in order to enable customers to shop at times that are convenient for them. In addition, the Company’s websites, www.bedbathandbeyond.com, www.christmastreeshops.com, www.harmondiscount.com, www.facevalues.com and www.buybuybaby.com are available for customers to access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Suppliers

 

In fiscal 2010, the Company purchased its merchandise from approximately 5,500 suppliers with the Company’s largest supplier accounting for approximately 5% of the Company’s merchandise purchases and the Company’s 10 largest suppliers accounting for approximately 20% of such purchases. The Company purchases substantially all of its merchandise in the United States, the majority from domestic sources and the balance from importers. The Company purchases a small amount of its merchandise directly from overseas sources. The Company has no long term contracts for the purchase of merchandise. The Company believes that most merchandise, other than brand name goods, is available from a variety of sources and that most brand name goods can be replaced with comparable merchandise.

 

Warehousing

 

The Company’s merchandise displays allow a substantial amount of merchandise to be displayed on the sales floor at all times. Merchandise not displayed on the sales floor is typically stored in warehouse space within the store. In addition, the Company

 

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maintains 11 supplemental storage locations as well as three central distribution centers. The majority of the Company’s merchandise is directly shipped to stores from vendors through third party carriers and service providers; the remainder of the Company’s merchandise is shipped to stores through its distribution centers.

 

In addition, the Company maintains two E-Service fulfillment centers.

 

Employees

 

As of February 26, 2011, the Company employed approximately 45,000 persons in full-time and part-time positions. The Company believes that its relations with its employees are very good and that the labor turnover rate among its management employees is lower than that generally experienced within the industry.

 

Seasonality

 

The Company exhibits less seasonality than many other retail businesses, although sales levels are generally higher in the calendar months of August, November and December, and generally lower in February.

 

Expansion Program

 

The Company is engaged in an ongoing expansion program involving the opening of new stores in both new and existing markets, the expansion or relocation of existing stores and the continuous review of strategic acquisitions. In the 19 year period from the beginning of fiscal 1992 to the end of fiscal 2010, the Company has grown from 34 stores to 1,139 stores. The Company’s 1,139 stores operate in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, including: 982 BBB stores operating in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada; 66 CTS stores operating in 18 states; 46 Harmon stores operating in four states; and 45 buybuy BABY stores operating in 20 states. Total square footage grew from approximately 0.9 million square feet at the beginning of fiscal 1992 to approximately 35.1 million square feet at the end of fiscal 2010. During fiscal 2010, the Company opened a total of 40 new stores, including 18 BBB stores throughout the United States and Canada, five CTS stores, one Harmon store and 16 buybuy BABY stores, and closed one BBB store, all of which resulted in the aggregate addition of approximately 1.3 million square feet of store space. In addition, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates two stores in the Mexico City market under the name “Home & More.”

 

The Company intends to continue its expansion program and believes that the continued growth of the Company is dependent, in large part, on the success of this program. As part of its expansion program, the Company expects to open new stores and expand existing stores as opportunities arise. The Company believes throughout the United States and Canada, there is an opportunity to open in excess of 1,300 BBB stores as well as grow the CTS and buybuy BABY concepts from coast to coast.

 

In determining where to open new stores, the Company evaluates a number of factors, including the availability of real estate, demographic information (such as data relating to income and education levels, age and occupation) and distribution. The Company has built its management structure with a view toward its expansion and believes that, as a result, it has the management depth necessary to support its anticipated expansion program.

 

Competition

 

The Company believes it is the preeminent retailer in its segment of the home goods industry, which is fragmented and highly competitive. In addition, the Company competes with many different types of retail stores that sell many or most of the same products. Such competitors include but are not limited to: (i) department stores, which often carry many of the same product lines as the Company’s stores but do not typically have the same depth or breadth of product selection, (ii) specialty stores, which often have a depth of product selection but typically carry only a limited portion of the product lines carried by the Company’s stores, (iii) discount and mass merchandise stores, (iv) national chains and (v) internet online retailers. In addition, the Company’s stores compete, to a more limited extent, with factory outlet stores that typically offer limited quantities or limited lines of quality merchandise at discount prices.

 

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Other entities continue to introduce new concepts that include many of the product lines carried by the Company’s stores. There can be no assurance that the operation of competitors will not have a material effect on the Company.

 

Tradenames and Service Marks

 

The Company uses the “Bed Bath & Beyond” name and logo and the “Beyond any store of its kind” tag line as service marks in connection with retail services. The Company has registered these marks and others, including names and logos of CTS, Harmon and buybuy BABY, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Company also has registered or has applications pending with the trademark registries of several foreign countries, including having registered the “Bed Bath & Beyond” name and logo and the “Beyond any store of its kind” tag line in Canada. Management believes that its name recognition and service marks are important elements of the Company’s merchandising strategy.

 

Available Information

 

The Company makes available as soon as reasonably practicable after filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), free of charge, through its website, www.bedbathandbeyond.com, the Company’s annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports, electronically filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

ITEM 1A — RISK FACTORS

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company’s actual results and future financial condition may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors that may be outside the Company’s control. Such factors include the following:

 

General Economic Conditions

 

General economic factors that are beyond the Company’s control impact the Company’s forecasts and actual performance. These factors include housing markets, recession, inflation, deflation, consumer credit availability, consumer debt levels, fuel and energy costs, interest rates, tax rates and policy, unemployment trends, the impact of natural disasters and terrorist activities, conditions affecting the retail environment for the home and other matters that influence consumer spending. Changes in the economic climate could adversely affect the Company’s performance.

 

Competition and Pricing Pressures

 

The retail business is highly competitive. The Company competes for customers, associates, locations, merchandise, services and other important aspects of the business with many other local, regional and national retailers. Those competitors range from specialty retail stores to department stores, discounters and internet online retailers. Unanticipated changes in the pricing and other practices of those competitors, including promotional activity, may adversely affect the Company’s performance.

 

Consumer Preferences and Demographic Factors

 

The Company’s success depends on our ability to anticipate and respond in a timely manner to changing merchandise trends, customer demands and demographics. The Company’s failure to anticipate, identify or react appropriately to changes in customer tastes, preferences, spending patterns and other lifestyle decisions could lead to, among other things, excess inventories or a shortage of products and could have a material adverse affect on the Company’s financial condition and results of operations.

 

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Unusual Weather Patterns

 

The Company’s operating results could be negatively impacted by unusual weather patterns. Frequent or unusually heavy snow, ice or rain storms, hurricanes, floods, tornados or extended periods of unseasonable temperatures could adversely affect the Company’s performance.

 

Information Technology Systems

 

The Company’s operating results could be negatively impacted by a major disruption of the Company’s information technology systems. The Company relies heavily on these systems to process transactions, manage inventory replenishment, summarize results and control distribution of products. Despite numerous safeguards and careful contingency planning, the system is still subject to power outages, computer viruses, telecommunication failures, security breaches and other catastrophic events. A major disruption of the system and its backup mechanisms may cause the Company to incur significant costs to repair the system, experience a critical loss of data and result in business interruptions.

 

Consumer and Employee Information Privacy

 

The Company stores certain information about its customers and employees in the ordinary course of business. The Company invests considerable resources in protecting this sensitive information but is still subject to a possible security event. A breach of our security systems resulting in unauthorized access to stored personal information could negatively impact the Company’s operating results and financial performance. Certain aspects of the business, particularly the Company website, heavily depend on consumers entrusting personal financial information to be transmitted securely over public networks. A loss of consumer confidence could result in lost future sales and have a material adverse effect on the Company’s reputation. In addition, a privacy breach could cause the Company to incur significant costs to restore the integrity of its system, and could result in significant costs in government penalties and private litigation.

 

Statutory, Regulatory and Other Legal Developments

 

The Company is subject to numerous statutory, regulatory and legal requirements at a local, state and national level. The Company’s operating results could be negatively impacted by developments in these areas due to the costs of compliance in addition to possible government penalties and litigation in the event of deemed noncompliance. Changes in the regulatory environment in the area of product safety, environmental protection, privacy and information security, wage and hour laws, among others, could potentially impact the Company’s operations and financial results.

 

Accounting and Tax Rules and Regulations

 

The Company’s operating results and financial position could be negatively impacted by changes to accounting rules and regulations or new interpretations of existing accounting standards. These changes may include, without limitation, changes to lease accounting standards. The Company’s effective income tax rate could be impacted by changes in accounting standards as well as changes in tax laws or the interpretations of these tax laws by courts and taxing authorities which could negatively impact the Company’s financial results.

 

Cost of Labor, Merchandise and Other Expenses

 

The Company’s success depends, in part, on its ability to manage operating costs and to look for opportunities to reduce costs. The Company’s ability to meet its labor needs while controlling costs is subject to external factors such as unemployment levels, prevailing wage rates, minimum wage legislation and changing demographics. The Company’s ability to find qualified vendors and obtain access to products in a timely and efficient manner can be adversely affected by political instability, the financial instability of suppliers, suppliers’ noncompliance with applicable laws, transportation costs and other factors beyond the Company’s control.

 

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Expansion Program

 

The Company’s growth depends, in part, on its ability to open new stores and operate profitably. The Company’s ability to open additional stores successfully will depend on a number of factors, including its identification and availability of suitable store locations; its success in negotiating leases on acceptable terms; its hiring and training of skilled store operating personnel, especially management; and its timely development of new stores, including the availability of construction materials and labor and the absence of significant construction and other delays in store openings based on weather or other events. This increases the cost of doing business and the risk that the Company’s business practices could result in liabilities that may adversely affect its performance, despite the exercise of reasonable care.

 

Auction Rate Securities

 

As of February 26, 2011, the Company held approximately $109.7 million of net investments in auction rate securities. These securities are invested in preferred shares of closed end municipal bond funds, which are required, pursuant to the Investment Company Act of 1940, to maintain minimum asset coverage ratios of 200%. None of the auction rate securities held by the Company are mortgage-backed debt obligations. Beginning in mid-February 2008, the auction process for the Company’s auction rate securities failed and continues to fail. These failed auctions result in a lack of liquidity in the securities but do not affect the underlying collateral of the securities. All of these investments carry triple-A credit ratings from one or more of the major credit rating agencies and the Company believes that given their high credit quality, it will ultimately recover at par all amounts invested in these securities.

 

These securities of approximately $112.9 million at par had a temporary valuation adjustment of approximately $3.2 million to reflect their current lack of liquidity. Since this valuation adjustment is deemed to be temporary it was recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income, net of a related tax benefit, and did not affect the Company’s net earnings for fiscal 2010. The Company does not anticipate that any potential lack of liquidity in these auction rate securities, even for an extended period of time, will affect its ability to finance its operations, including its expansion program, share repurchase program and planned capital expenditures. However, if the interest rate environment changes, the Company may incur further temporary impairment losses. If uncertainties in the credit and capital markets continue and these markets deteriorate further, the Company may conclude that the decline in value is other than temporary and incur realized losses, including up to the full amount of the investments in auction rate securities, which could negatively affect the Company’s financial position, cash flow and results of operations. During fiscal 2010 and 2009, approximately $25.0 million and $38.5 million, respectively, of these auction rate securities, were redeemed at par. As of February 26, 2011, the Company classified approximately $5.8 million of these securities as short term investment securities due to expected redemptions at par during fiscal 2011. Subsequent to the end of fiscal 2010 through April 15, 2011, the Company additionally redeemed approximately $5.8 million of these securities at par. The classification and valuation of these securities will continue to be reviewed quarterly.

 

ITEM 1B — UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

None.

 

ITEM 2 - PROPERTIES

 

Most of the Company’s stores are located in suburban areas of medium and large-sized cities. These stores are situated in strip and power strip shopping centers, as well as in major off-price and conventional malls, and in free standing buildings.

 

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The Company’s 1,139 stores are located in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada and range in size from approximately 5,000 to 100,000 square feet, but are predominantly between 20,000 and 50,000 square feet. Approximately 85% to 90% of store space is used for selling areas and the balance for warehouse, receiving and office space.

 

The table below sets forth the locations of the Company’s stores as of February 26, 2011:

 

Alabama

 

15

Alaska

 

2

Arizona

 

27

Arkansas

 

7

California

 

111

Colorado

 

25

Connecticut

 

23

Delaware

 

2

Florida

 

78

Georgia

 

29

Hawaii

 

1

Idaho

 

7

Illinois

 

44

Indiana

 

22

Iowa

 

8

Kansas

 

8

Kentucky

 

9

Louisiana

 

13

Maine

 

7

Maryland

 

20

Massachusetts

 

42

Michigan

 

36

Minnesota

 

9

Mississippi

 

7

Missouri

 

15

Montana

 

6

Nebraska

 

5

Nevada

 

8

New Hampshire

 

14

New Jersey

 

81

New Mexico

 

5

New York

 

90

North Carolina

 

31

North Dakota

 

2

Ohio

 

40

Oklahoma

 

7

Oregon

 

9

Pennsylvania

 

42

Rhode Island

 

5

South Carolina

 

15

South Dakota

 

1

Tennessee

 

20

Texas

 

79

Utah

 

12

Vermont

 

3

Virginia

 

31

Washington

 

23

West Virginia

 

3

Wisconsin

 

11

Wyoming

 

2

District of Columbia

 

2

Puerto Rico

 

3

Alberta, Canada

 

7

British Columbia, Canada

 

4

Novia Scotia, Canada

 

1

Ontario, Canada

 

9

Prince Edward Island, Canada

 

1

Total

 

1,139

 

The Company leases primarily all of its existing stores. The leases provide for original lease terms that generally range from 10 to 15 years and most leases provide for renewal options, often at increased rents. The Company evaluates leases on an ongoing basis which may lead to renegotiated lease terms, including rents during renewal options, or the possible relocation of stores. Certain leases provide for scheduled rent increases (which, in the case of fixed increases, the Company accounts for on a straight-line basis over the expected lease term, beginning when the Company obtains possession of the premises) and/or for contingent rent (based upon store sales exceeding stipulated amounts).

 

In addition, the Company leases storage space in 13 locations, totaling approximately 1.6 million square feet, that provide supplemental merchandise storage space and fulfillment of BBB’s E-Service activities. This space is used to supplement the warehouse facilities in the Company’s stores in proximity to these locations. In addition, the Company also owns two distribution centers totaling approximately 1.5 million square feet.

 

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As of February 26, 2011, the Company occupied approximately 355,000 square feet of office space at four locations for procurement and corporate office functions. Leased facilities in Farmingdale and Garden City, New York comprise approximately 120,000 square feet with the remaining approximately 235,000 square feet within owned facilities in Union, New Jersey and Middleboro, Massachusetts. In addition, the Company owns a building in Union, New Jersey next to the corporate office location to support its continuing headquarters growth.

 

ITEM 3 - LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

The Company is party to various legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business, which the Company does not believe to be material to the Company’s business or financial condition.

 

ITEM 4 — (REMOVED AND RESERVED)

 

Executive Officers of the Registrant

 

The following table sets forth the name, age and business experience of the Executive Officers of the Registrant:

 

Name

 

Age

 

Positions

 

 

 

 

 

Warren Eisenberg

 

80

 

Co-Chairman and Director

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Feinstein

 

74

 

Co-Chairman and Director

 

 

 

 

 

Steven H. Temares

 

52

 

Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Stark

 

56

 

President and Chief Merchandising Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Fiorilli

 

54

 

Senior Vice President — Stores

 

 

 

 

 

Eugene A. Castagna

 

45

 

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

Warren Eisenberg is a Co-Founder of the Company and has served as Co-Chairman since 1999. He has served as a Director since 1971. Mr. Eisenberg served as Chairman from 1992 to 1999, and served as Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1971 to 2003.

 

Leonard Feinstein is a Co-Founder of the Company and has served as Co-Chairman since 1999. He has served as a Director since 1971. Mr. Feinstein served as President from 1992 to 1999, and served as Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1971 to 2003.

 

Steven H. Temares has been Chief Executive Officer since 2003 and has served as a Director since 1999. Mr. Temares was President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2006, President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2003 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Temares joined the Company in 1992.

 

Arthur Stark has been President and Chief Merchandising Officer since 2006. Mr. Stark has served as Chief Merchandising Officer since 1999 and was a Senior Vice President from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Stark joined the Company in 1977.

 

Matthew Fiorilli has been Senior Vice President - Stores since 1999. Mr. Fiorilli joined the Company in 1973.

 

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Eugene A. Castagna has been Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2006. Mr. Castagna served as Assistant Treasurer from 2002 to 2006 and as Vice President - Finance from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Castagna is a certified public accountant and joined the Company in 1994.

 

The Company’s executive officers are elected by the Board of Directors for one-year terms and serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors. No family relationships exist between any of the executive officers or directors of the Company.

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5 -

MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

The following table sets forth the high and low reported closing prices of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ National Market System for the periods indicated.

 

 

 

High

 

Low

 

Fiscal 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

1st Quarter

 

$

48.25

 

$

41.08

 

2nd Quarter

 

45.87

 

36.01

 

3rd Quarter

 

45.13

 

35.96

 

4th Quarter

 

50.82

 

43.74

 

 

 

 

High

 

Low

 

Fiscal 2009:

 

 

 

 

 

1st Quarter

 

$

31.70

 

$

19.52

 

2nd Quarter

 

37.46

 

27.34

 

3rd Quarter

 

39.79

 

34.93

 

4th Quarter

 

42.03

 

37.36

 

 

The common stock is quoted through the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol BBBY. On March 26, 2011, there were approximately 5,600 shareholders of record of the common stock (without including individual participants in nominee security position listings). On March 26, 2011, the last reported sale price of the common stock was $47.28.

 

The Company has not paid cash dividends on its common stock since its 1992 initial public offering and does not currently plan to pay dividends on its common stock. The payment of any future dividends will be determined by the Board of Directors in light of conditions then existing, including the Company’s earnings, financial condition and requirements, business conditions and other factors. See Item 8 - Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

 

The Company’s purchases of its common stock during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approximate Dollar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Number of

 

Value of Shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares Purchased as

 

that May Yet Be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of Publicly

 

Purchased Under

 

 

 

Total Number of

 

Average Price

 

Announced Plans

 

the Plans or

 

Period

 

Shares Purchased (1)

 

Paid per Share

 

or Programs (1)

 

Programs (1) (2)

 

November 28, 2010 - December 25, 2010

 

1,544,600

 

$

46.10

 

1,544,600

 

$

2,264,219,603

 

December 26, 2010 - January 22, 2011

 

1,221,100

 

$

49.10

 

1,221,100

 

$

2,204,261,907

 

January 23, 2011 - February 26, 2011

 

1,370,300

 

$

49.12

 

1,370,300

 

$

2,136,954,458

 

Total

 

4,136,000

 

$

47.99

 

4,136,000

 

$

2,136,954,458

 

 


(1) Between December 2004 and December 2010, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized, through several share repurchase programs, the repurchase of $4.950 billion of its shares of common stock. The Company was authorized to make repurchases from time to time in the open market or through other parameters approved by the Board of Directors pursuant to existing rules and regulations. Shares purchased indicated in this table also include the withholding of a portion of restricted shares to cover taxes on vested restricted shares.

 

(2) Excludes brokerage commissions paid by the Company.

 

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Stock Price Performance Graph

 

The graph shown below compares the performance of the Company’s common stock with that of the S&P 500 Index, the S&P Specialty Retail Index and the S&P Retail Composite Index over the same period (assuming the investment of $100 in the Company’s common stock and each of the three Indexes on February 25, 2006, and the reinvestment of dividends, if any).

 

 

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ITEM 6 - SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

Consolidated Selected Financial Data

 

Fiscal Year Ended (1)

 

(in thousands, except per share

 

February 26,

 

February 27,

 

February 28,

 

March 1,

 

March 3,

 

and selected operating data)

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008 (2)

 

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of Earnings Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

8,758,503

 

$

7,828,793

 

$

7,208,340

 

$

7,048,942

 

$

6,617,429

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

3,622,929

 

3,208,119

 

2,873,236

 

2,925,231

 

2,835,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

1,288,458

 

980,687

 

673,896

 

838,022

 

889,401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

791,333

 

600,033

 

425,123

 

562,808

 

594,244

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings per share - Diluted

 

$

3.07

 

$

2.30

 

$

1.64

 

$

2.10

 

$

2.09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Operating Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of stores open (at period end)

 

1,139

 

1,100

 

1,037

 

971

 

888

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total square feet of store space (at period end)

 

35,055,000

 

33,740,000

 

32,050,000

 

30,181,000

 

27,794,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage increase in comparable store sales

 

7.8

%

4.4

%

(2.4

)%

1.0

%

4.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparable store net sales (in 000’s)

 

$

8,339,112

 

$

7,409,203

 

$

6,746,472

 

$

6,457,268

 

$

6,068,694

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of comparable stores

 

1,013

 

942

 

874

 

792

 

683

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet Data (at period end):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working capital

 

$

2,751,398

 

$

2,413,791

 

$

1,609,831

 

$

1,065,599

 

$

1,553,541

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

5,646,193

 

5,152,130

 

4,268,843

 

3,844,093

 

3,959,304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity (3) (4)

 

$

3,931,659

 

$

3,652,904

 

$

3,000,454

 

$

2,561,828

 

$

2,649,151

(5)

 


(1) Each fiscal year represents 52 weeks, except for fiscal 2006 (ended March 3, 2007) which represents 53 weeks.

(2) On March 22, 2007, the Company acquired Buy Buy BABY, Inc.

(3) The Company has not declared any cash dividends in any of the fiscal years noted above.

(4) In fiscal 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006, the Company repurchased approximately $688 million, $95 million, $48 million, $734 million and $301 million of its common stock, respectively.

(5) In fiscal 2006, the Company adopted Staff Accounting Bulletin 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements” resulting in a one-time net reduction to Shareholders’ equity of $34.3 million.

 

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ITEM 7 - 

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

OVERVIEW

 

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) is a chain of retail stores, operating under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (“BBB”), Christmas Tree Shops (“CTS”), Harmon and Harmon Face Values (“Harmon”) and buybuy BABY. In addition, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates two stores in the Mexico City market under the name “Home & More.” The Company sells a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include categories such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and certain juvenile products. The Company’s objective is to be a customer’s first choice for products and services in the categories offered, in the markets in which the Company operates.

 

The Company’s strategy is to achieve this objective through excellent customer service, an extensive breadth and depth of assortment, everyday low prices and introduction of new merchandising offerings, supported by the continuous development and improvement of its infrastructure.

 

Operating in the highly competitive retail industry, the Company, along with other retail companies, is influenced by a number of factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions including the housing market, the overall macroeconomic environment and related changes in the retailing environment, consumer preferences and spending habits, unusual weather patterns, competition from existing and potential competitors, and the ability to find suitable locations at acceptable occupancy costs to support the Company’s expansion program.

 

While it appears that the economic environment has stabilized, a number of challenges, including higher commodity prices, and relatively high unemployment could continue to pressure consumers and affect their spending. The Company cannot predict whether, when or the manner in which these economic conditions will change.

 

The Company remains committed to making the required investments in its infrastructure to help position the Company for continued success. The Company continues to review and prioritize its capital needs while continuing to make investments, principally for new stores, existing store improvements, information technology enhancements including increased spending on its interactive platforms, and other projects whose impact is considered important to its future.

 

The following represents an overview of the Company’s financial performance for the periods indicated:

 

·                  Net sales in fiscal 2010 increased approximately 11.9% to $8.759 billion; net sales in fiscal 2009 increased approximately 8.6% to $7.829 billion over net sales of $7.208 billion in fiscal 2008.

 

·                  Comparable store sales for fiscal 2010 increased by approximately 7.8% as compared with a increase of approximately 4.4% in fiscal 2009 and a decrease of approximately 2.4% in fiscal 2008.

 

A store is considered a comparable store when it has been open for twelve full months following its grand opening period (typically four to six weeks). Stores relocated or expanded are excluded from comparable store sales if the change in square footage would cause meaningful disparity in sales over the prior period. In the case of a store to be closed, such store’s sales are not considered comparable once the store closing process has commenced.

 

·                  Gross profit for fiscal 2010 was $3.623 billion or 41.4% of net sales compared with $3.208 billion or 41.0% of net sales for fiscal 2009 and $2.873 billion or 39.9% of net sales for fiscal 2008.

 

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·                  Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) for fiscal 2010 were $2.334 billion or 26.7% of net sales compared with $2.227 billion or 28.5% of net sales for fiscal 2009 and $2.199 billion or 30.5% of net sales for fiscal 2008.

 

·                  The effective tax rate was 38.8%, 39.1% and 37.8% for fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

 

·                  For the fiscal year ended February 26, 2011, net earnings per diluted share were $3.07 ($791.3 million), an increase of approximately 33%, as compared with net earnings per diluted share of $2.30 ($600.0 million) for fiscal 2009, which was an increase of approximately 40% from net earnings per diluted share of $1.64 ($425.1 million) for fiscal 2008. The increase in net earnings per diluted share for the fiscal years ended February 26, 2011 and February 27, 2010 primarily reflect the favorable movements in gross profit and SG&A expenses.

 

During fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008, the Company’s capital expenditures were $183.5 million, $153.7 million and $215.9 million, respectively. In addition, during fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008, the Company repurchased 15.9 million, 2.7 million and 1.7 million shares, respectively, of its common stock at a total cost of approximately $687.6 million, $94.9 million and $48.1 million, respectively.

 

The Company plans to continue to expand its operations and invest in its infrastructure to reach its long term objectives. In fiscal 2011, the Company expects to open approximately 45 new stores across all concepts. During fiscal 2010, the Company opened a total of 40 new stores, including 18 BBB stores throughout the United States and Canada, five CTS stores, one Harmon store and 16 buybuy BABY stores, and closed one BBB store.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following table sets forth for the periods indicated (i) selected statement of earnings data of the Company expressed as a percentage of net sales and (ii) the percentage change in dollar amounts from the prior year in selected statement of earnings data:

 

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

Percentage

 

Percentage Change

 

 

 

of Net Sales

 

from Prior Year

 

 

 

February 26,

 

February 27,

 

February 28,

 

February 26,

 

February 27,

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2011

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

11.9

%

8.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

58.6

 

59.0

 

60.1

 

11.1

 

6.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

41.4

 

41.0

 

39.9

 

12.9

 

11.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

26.7

 

28.5

 

30.5

 

4.8

 

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

14.7

 

12.5

 

9.3

 

31.4

 

45.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before provision for income taxes

 

14.8

 

12.6

 

9.5

 

31.2

 

44.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

9.0

 

7.7

 

5.9

 

31.9

 

41.1

 

 

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Net Sales

 

Net sales in fiscal 2010 increased $929.7 million to $8.759 billion, representing an increase of 11.9% over $7.829 billion of net sales in fiscal 2009, which increased $620.5 million or 8.6% over the $7.208 billion of net sales in fiscal 2008. For fiscal 2010, approximately 65.2% of the increase in net sales was attributable to an increase in the Company’s comparable store sales and the balance of the increase was primarily attributable to an increase in the Company’s new store sales. For fiscal 2009, approximately 51.4% of the increase in net sales was attributable to an increase in the Company’s new store sales and the balance of the increase was primarily attributable to an increase in the Company’s comparable store sales.

 

For fiscal 2010, comparable store sales for 1,013 stores represented $8.339 billion of net sales; for fiscal 2009, comparable store sales for 942 stores represented $7.409 billion of net sales; and for fiscal 2008, comparable store sales for 874 stores represented $6.746 billion of net sales. Comparable store sales increased by approximately 7.8% for fiscal 2010 and increased by approximately 4.4% for fiscal 2009. Fiscal 2010 and 2009 net sales and comparable store sales reflected consumer acceptance of the Company’s merchandise offerings.

 

Sales of domestics merchandise accounted for approximately 41%, 41% and 43% of net sales in fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively, of which the Company estimates that bed linens accounted for approximately 12%, 13% and 13% of net sales in fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. The remaining net sales in fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008 of 59%, 59% and 57%, respectively, represented sales of home furnishings. No other individual product category accounted for 10% or more of net sales during fiscal 2010, 2009 or 2008.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit in fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008 was $3.623 billion or 41.4 % of net sales, $3.208 billion or 41.0% of net sales and $2.873 billion or 39.9% of net sales, respectively. The increase in gross profit between fiscal 2010 and 2009 as a percentage of net sales was primarily due to a decrease in coupon expense as a percentage of net sales, partially offset by a shift in the mix of merchandise sold to lower margin categories. The increase in gross profit between fiscal 2009 and 2008 as a percentage of net sales was primarily due to decreases in inventory acquisition costs, coupon expense and markdowns, partially offset by a shift in the mix of merchandise sold to lower margin categories.

 

Selling, General and Administrative expenses

 

SG&A was $2.334 billion or 26.7 % of net sales in fiscal 2010, $2.227 billion or 28.5% of net sales in fiscal 2009 and $2.199 billion or 30.5% of net sales in fiscal 2008. The decrease in SG&A between fiscal 2010 and 2009 as a percentage of net sales was primarily due to relative decreases in payroll and occupancy expenses, as well as a relative decrease in advertising expenses resulting from a reduction in the distribution of advertising pieces. Payroll and occupancy (including rent and depreciation) expense benefited from the approximate 7.8% increase in comparable store sales. The decrease in SG&A between fiscal 2009 and 2008 as a percentage of net sales was primarily due to a relative decrease in advertising expenses resulting from a decrease in the distribution of advertising pieces. Also contributing to the decrease were relative decreases in payroll expenses and occupancy costs (including rent, utilities and depreciation).

 

Operating Profit

 

Operating profit for fiscal 2010 was $1.288 billion or 14.7% of net sales, $980.7 million or 12.5% of net sales in fiscal 2009 and $673.9 million or 9.3% of net sales in fiscal 2008. The changes in operating profit as a percentage of net sales were a result of the changes in the gross profit margin and SG&A as a percentage of net sales as described above.

 

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Interest Income

 

Interest income was $4.5 million, $4.6 million and $9.4 million in fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. Interest income decreased in fiscal 2009 compared to fiscal 2008 primarily as a result of lower interest rates partially offset by an increase in the fair value of the trading investment securities related to the Company’s nonqualified deferred compensation plan.

 

Income Taxes

 

The effective tax rate was 38.8% for fiscal 2010, 39.1% for fiscal 2009 and 37.8% for fiscal 2008. For fiscal 2010, the tax rate included an approximate $0.9 million provision primarily due to the recognition of certain discrete tax items, partially offset by the changing of the blended state tax rate of deferred income taxes. For fiscal 2009, the tax rate included an approximate $3.2 million provision primarily due to the recognition of certain discrete tax items partially offset by the changing of the blended state tax rate of deferred income taxes. The remaining increase in the 2009 effective tax rate was primarily due to slightly higher state taxes.

 

The Company expects continued volatility in the effective tax rate from year to year because the Company is required each year to determine whether new information changes the assessment of both the probability that a tax position will effectively be sustained and the appropriateness of the amount of recognized benefit.

 

EXPANSION PROGRAM

 

The Company is engaged in an ongoing expansion program involving the opening of new stores in both new and existing markets, the expansion or relocation of existing stores and the continuous review of strategic acquisitions. In the 19-year period from the beginning of fiscal 1992 to the end of fiscal 2010, the chain has grown from 34 to 1,139 stores. Total square footage grew from 0.9 million square feet at the beginning of fiscal 1992 to 35.1 million square feet at the end of fiscal 2010. During fiscal 2010, the Company opened a total of 40 new stores, including 18 BBB stores throughout the United States and Canada, five CTS stores, one Harmon store and 16 buybuy BABY stores, and closed one BBB store, all of which resulted in the aggregate addition of approximately 1.3 million square feet of store space. In May 2008, the Company became a partner in a joint venture which operates two stores in the Mexico City market under the name “Home & More.”

 

The Company plans to continue to expand its operations and invest in its infrastructure to reach its long term objectives. In fiscal 2011, the Company expects to open approximately 45 new stores across all concepts.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

The Company has no outstanding bank borrowings and has been able to finance its operations, including its expansion program, entirely through internally generated funds. For fiscal 2011, the Company believes that it will continue to finance its operations, including its expansion program, share repurchase program and planned capital expenditures, entirely through existing and internally generated funds. Capital expenditures for fiscal 2011, principally for new stores, existing store improvements, and information technology enhancements including increased spending on interactive platforms, and other projects, are planned to be approximately $250.0 million.

 

Fiscal 2010 compared to Fiscal 2009

 

Net cash provided by operating activities in fiscal 2010 was $987.4 million, compared with $905.4 million in fiscal 2009. Year-over-year, the Company experienced an increase in net earnings, partially offset by an increase in cash used for the net components of working capital (primarily merchandise inventories and income taxes payable, partially offset by deferred rent and other liabilities).

 

Inventory per square foot was $56.17 as of February 26, 2011, as compared to $52.15 as of February 27, 2010. This increase of approximately 7.7% was primarily due to increased inventory levels required to support recent increases in comparable store sales and the timing of merchandise receipts.

 

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Net cash used in investing activities in fiscal 2010 was $341.0 million, compared with $488.7 million in fiscal 2009. In fiscal 2010, net cash used in investing activities was due to $157.5 million of purchases of investment securities, net of redemptions, and $183.5 million of capital expenditures. In fiscal 2009, net cash used in investing activities was due to $335.0 million of purchases of investment securities, net of redemptions, and $153.7 million of capital expenditures.

 

Net cash used in financing activities for fiscal 2010 was $559.0 million, compared with net cash provided by financing activities of $11.2 million in fiscal 2009. The increase in net cash used was primarily due to a $592.7 million increase in common stock repurchases partially offset by a $26.0 million increase in cash proceeds from the exercise of stock options.

 

Fiscal 2009 compared to Fiscal 2008

 

Net cash provided by operating activities in fiscal 2009 was $905.4 million, compared with $584.0 million in fiscal 2008. Year-over-year, the Company experienced a decrease in cash used for the net components of working capital (primarily accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities and income taxes payable, partially offset by merchandise inventories), and an increase in net earnings.

 

Inventory per square foot was $52.15 as of February 27, 2010, an increase of approximately 1.8% from $51.24 as of February 28, 2009. The Company continues to focus on optimizing inventory productivity while maintaining appropriate in-store merchandise levels to support sales.

 

Net cash used in investing activities in fiscal 2009 was $488.7 million, compared with $113.1 million in fiscal 2008. In fiscal 2009, net cash used in investing activities was due to $335.0 million of purchases of investment securities, net of redemptions, and $153.7 million of capital expenditures. In fiscal 2008, net cash used in investing activities was primarily due to $215.9 million of capital expenditures partially offset by $107.6 million of redemptions of investment securities.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities in fiscal 2009 was $11.2 million, compared with net cash used in financing activities of $26.8 million in fiscal 2008. The increase in net cash provided was primarily due to an $82.1 million increase in cash proceeds from the exercise of stock options partially offset by a $46.8 million increase in common stock repurchases.

 

Auction Rate Securities

 

As of February 26, 2011, the Company held approximately $109.7 million of net investments in auction rate securities. Beginning in mid-February 2008, the auction process for the Company’s auction rate securities failed and continues to fail. These failed auctions result in a lack of liquidity in the securities but do not affect the underlying collateral of the securities. All of these investments carry triple-A credit ratings from one or more of the major credit rating agencies and the Company believes that given their high credit quality, it will ultimately recover at par all amounts invested in these securities. As of February 26, 2011, these securities had a temporary valuation adjustment of approximately $3.2 million to reflect their current lack of liquidity. Since this valuation adjustment is deemed to be temporary, it was recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income, net of a related tax benefit, and did not affect the Company’s net earnings for fiscal 2010. As of February 26, 2011, the Company classified approximately $5.8 million of these securities as short term investment securities due to expected redemptions at par during fiscal 2011.

 

During fiscal 2010, approximately $67.8 million of auction rate securities were redeemed at par, of which approximately $42.8 million were repurchased per an agreement with the investment firm that sold the Company a portion of its auction rate securities. Subsequent to the end of fiscal 2010 through April 15, 2011, the Company additionally redeemed approximately $5.8 million at par.

 

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The Company does not anticipate that any potential lack of liquidity in its auction rate securities, even for an extended period of time, will affect its ability to finance its operations, including its expansion program, share repurchase program, and planned capital expenditures. The Company continues to monitor efforts by the financial markets to find alternative means for restoring the liquidity of these investments. These investments will remain primarily classified as non-current assets until the Company has better visibility as to when their liquidity will be restored. The classification and valuation of these securities will continue to be reviewed quarterly.

 

Other Fiscal 2010 Information

 

At February 26, 2011, the Company maintained two uncommitted lines of credit of $100 million each, with expiration dates of February 29, 2012 and September 2, 2011, respectively. These uncommitted lines of credit are currently and are expected to be used for letters of credit in the ordinary course of business. During fiscal 2010, the Company did not have any direct borrowings under the uncommitted lines of credit. As of February 26, 2011, there was approximately $7.9 million of outstanding letters of credit. Although no assurances can be provided, the Company intends to renew both uncommitted lines of credit before the respective expiration dates. In addition, as of February 26, 2011, the Company maintained unsecured standby letters of credit of $64.5 million, primarily for certain insurance programs.

 

In December 2010, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a new $2.0 billion share repurchase program. The Company is planning that the new share repurchase program will commence after completion of the existing share repurchase program. The Company anticipates that this new program will be funded from current cash and from present and expected future cash flows. Between December 2004 and December 2010, the Company’s Board of Directors has authorized, through several share repurchase programs, the repurchase of $4.950 billion of its shares of common stock.

 

Since 2004 through the end of fiscal 2010, the Company has repurchased approximately $2.8 billion of its common stock through several share repurchase programs. The Company has approximately $2.1 billion remaining of authorized share repurchases as of February 26, 2011. The execution of the Company’s share repurchase program will consider current business and market conditions.

 

The Company has authorization to make repurchases from time to time in the open market or through other parameters approved by the Board of Directors pursuant to existing rules and regulations.

 

The Company has contractual obligations consisting mainly of operating leases for stores, offices, warehouse facilities and equipment, purchase obligations and other long-term liabilities which the Company is obligated to pay as of February 26, 2011 as follows:

 

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(in thousands)

 

Total

 

Less than 1
year

 

1-3 years

 

4-5 years

 

After 5
years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Lease Obligations (1)

 

$

3,103,586

 

$

457,676

 

$

819,952

 

$

639,596

 

$

1,186,362

 

Purchase Obligations (2)

 

749,575

 

749,575

 

 

 

 

Other long-term liabilities (3)

 

392,094

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Contractual Obligations

 

$

4,245,255

 

$

1,207,251

 

$

819,952

 

$

639,596

 

$

1,186,362

 

 


(1)  The amounts presented represent the future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases. In addition to minimum rent, certain of the Company’s leases require the payment of additional costs for insurance, maintenance and other costs. These additional amounts are not included in the table of contractual commitments as the timing and/or amounts of such payments are not known. As of February 26, 2011, the Company has leased sites for 27 new stores planned for opening in fiscal 2011 or 2012, for which aggregate minimum rental payments over the term of the leases are approximately $100.1 million and are included in the table above.

 

(2)  Purchase obligations primarily consist of purchase orders for merchandise.

 

(3)  Amounts recorded as deferred rent and other liabilities and income taxes payable in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of February 26, 2011 have been reflected only in the Total column in the table above as the timing and/or amount of any cash payment is uncertain. Deferred rent and other liabilities are primarily comprised of deferred rent, workers’ compensation and general liability reserves and various other accruals.

 

SEASONALITY

 

The Company exhibits less seasonality than many other retail businesses, although sales levels are generally higher in the calendar months of August, November and December, and generally lower in February.

 

INFLATION

 

The Company does not believe that its operating results have been materially affected by inflation during the past year. There can be no assurance, however, that the Company’s operating results will not be affected by inflation in the future.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company to establish accounting policies and to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on other assumptions that it believes to be relevant under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. In particular, judgment is used in areas such as inventory valuation, impairment of long-lived assets, goodwill and other indefinitely lived intangible assets, accruals for self insurance, litigation, store opening, expansion, relocation and closing costs, stock-based compensation and income and certain other taxes. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

Inventory Valuation: Merchandise inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market. Inventory costs for BBB, buybuy BABY and Harmon are calculated using the weighted average retail inventory method and inventory costs for CTS are calculated using the first in first out cost method.

 

Under the retail inventory method, the valuation of inventories at cost and the resulting gross margins are calculated by applying a cost-to-retail ratio to the retail values of inventories. The cost associated with determining the cost-to-retail ratio includes: merchandise purchases, net of returns to vendors, discounts and volume and incentive rebates; inbound freight expenses; duty, insurance and commissions.

 

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At any one time, inventories include items that have been written down to the Company’s best estimate of their realizable value. Judgment is required in estimating realizable value and factors considered are the age of merchandise and anticipated demand. Actual realizable value could differ materially from this estimate based upon future customer demand or economic conditions.

 

The Company estimates its reserve for shrinkage throughout the year based on historical shrinkage and any current trends, if applicable. Actual shrinkage is recorded at year end based upon the results of the Company’s physical inventory counts for locations at which counts were conducted. For locations where physical inventory counts were not conducted in the fiscal year, an estimated shrink reserve is recorded based on historical shrinkage and any current trends, if applicable. Historically, the Company’s shrinkage has not been volatile.

 

The Company accrues for merchandise in transit once it takes legal ownership and title to the merchandise; as such, an estimate for merchandise in transit is included in the Company’s merchandise inventories.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets: The Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment annually or when events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value of these assets may exceed their current fair values. Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to the estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its estimated future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized for the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the fair value of the assets. Assets to be disposed of would be separately presented in the balance sheet and reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell, and are no longer depreciated. The assets and liabilities of a disposal group classified as held for sale would be presented separately in the appropriate asset and liability sections of the balance sheet. The Company has not historically recorded any material impairment to its long-lived assets. In the future, if events or market conditions affect the estimated fair value to the extent that a long-lived asset is impaired, the Company will adjust the carrying value of these long-lived assets in the period in which the impairment occurs.

 

Goodwill and Other Indefinitely Lived Intangible Assets: The Company reviews goodwill and other intangibles that have indefinite lives for impairment annually or when events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value of these assets might exceed their current fair values. Impairment testing is based upon the best information available including estimates of fair value which incorporate assumptions marketplace participants would use in making their estimates of fair value. The Company has not historically recorded an impairment to its goodwill and other indefinitely lived intangible assets. The Company completed its annual impairment testing of goodwill and other indefinitely lived intangible assets and determined that, as of February 26, 2011, no impairment existed because the fair value of these assets substantially exceeded their carrying values. In the future, if events or market conditions affect the estimated fair value to the extent that an asset is impaired, the Company will adjust the carrying value of these assets in the period in which the impairment occurs.

 

Self Insurance: The Company utilizes a combination of insurance and self insurance for a number of risks including workers’ compensation, general liability, automobile liability and employee related health care benefits (a portion of which is paid by its employees). Liabilities associated with the risks that the Company retains are estimated by considering historical claims experience, demographic factors, severity factors and other actuarial assumptions. Although the Company’s claims experience has not displayed substantial volatility in the past, actual experience could materially vary from its historical experience in the future. Factors that affect these estimates include but are not limited to: inflation, the number and severity of claims and regulatory changes. In the future, if the Company concludes an adjustment to self insurance accruals is required, the liability will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Litigation: The Company records an estimated liability related to its various claims and legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business when and to the extent that it concludes a liability is probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. Such estimated loss is based on available information and advice from outside counsel, where appropriate. As additional information becomes available, the Company reassesses the potential liability related to claims and legal actions and revises its estimated liabilities, as appropriate. The Company expects the ultimate disposition of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or liquidity. The Company also cannot predict the nature and validity

 

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of claims which could be asserted in the future, and future claims could have a material impact on its earnings.

 

Store Opening, Expansion, Relocation and Closing Costs: Store opening, expansion, relocation and closing costs, including markdowns, asset residual values and projected occupancy costs, are charged to earnings as incurred.

 

Stock-Based Compensation: The Company uses a Black-Scholes option-pricing model to determine the fair value of its stock options. The Black-Scholes model includes various assumptions, including the expected life of stock options, the expected risk free interest rate and the expected volatility. These assumptions reflect the Company’s best estimates, but they involve inherent uncertainties based on market conditions generally outside the control of the Company. As a result, if other assumptions had been used, total stock-based compensation cost could have been materially impacted. Furthermore, if the Company uses different assumptions for future grants, stock-based compensation cost could be materially impacted in future periods.

 

The Company determines its assumptions for the Black-Scholes option-pricing model in accordance with the accounting guidance related to stock compensation.

 

·                  The expected life of stock options is estimated based on historical experience.

·                  The expected risk free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury constant maturity interest rate whose term is consistent with the expected life of the stock options.

·                  Expected volatility is based on the average of historical and implied volatility. The historical volatility is determined by observing actual prices of the Company’s stock over a period commensurate with the expected life of the awards. The implied volatility represents the implied volatility of the Company’s call options, which are actively traded on multiple exchanges, had remaining maturities in excess of twelve months, had market prices close to the exercise prices of the employee stock options and were measured on the stock option grant date.

 

The Company is required to record stock-based compensation expense net of estimated forfeitures. The Company’s forfeiture rate assumption used in determining its stock-based compensation expense is estimated based on historical data. The actual forfeiture rate could differ from these estimates.

 

Taxes: The Company accounts for its income taxes using the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases and operating loss and tax credit carry-forwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the year in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in earnings in the period that includes the enactment date.

 

The Company intends to reinvest the unremitted earnings of its Canadian subsidiary. Accordingly, no provision has been made for U.S. or additional non-U.S. taxes with respect to these earnings. In the event of repatriation to the U.S., in most cases such earnings would be subject to U.S. income taxes.

 

The Company recognizes the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is at least more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position are measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent likelihood of being realized upon settlement with the taxing authorities.

 

The Company expects continued volatility in the effective tax rate from year to year because the Company is required each year to determine whether new information changes the assessment of both the probability that a tax position will effectively be sustained and the appropriateness of the amount of recognized benefit.

 

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The Company also accrues for certain other taxes as required by their operations.

 

Judgment is required in determining the provision for income and other taxes and related accruals, deferred tax assets and liabilities. In the ordinary course of business, there are transactions and calculations where the ultimate tax outcome is uncertain. Additionally, the Company’s various tax returns are subject to audit by various tax authorities. Although the Company believes that its estimates are reasonable, actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Form 10-K and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company’s actual results and future financial condition may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors that may be outside the Company’s control. Such factors include, without limitation: general economic conditions including the housing market, a challenging overall macroeconomic environment and related changes in the retailing environment, consumer preferences and spending habits; demographics and other macroeconomic factors that may impact the level of spending for the types of merchandise sold by the Company; unusual weather patterns; competition from existing and potential competitors; competition from other channels of distribution; pricing pressures; the cost of labor, merchandise and other costs and expenses; the ability to find suitable locations at acceptable occupancy costs to support the Company’s expansion program; the impact of failed auctions for auction rate securities held by the Company; disruptions to the Company’s information technology systems including but not limited to security breaches of the Company’s systems protecting consumer and employee information; changes to statutory, regulatory and legal requirements; changes to, or new, tax laws or interpretation of existing tax laws; and changes to, or new, accounting standards including, without limitation, changes to lease accounting standards. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements.

 

ITEM 7A - QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As of February 26, 2011, the Company’s investments include cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.184 billion, short term investment securities of approximately $605.6 million and long term investment securities of approximately $121.4 million at weighted average interest rates of 0.04%, 0.15% and 0.39%, respectively.

 

As of February 26, 2011, the Company held approximately $109.7 million of net investments in auction rate securities. Beginning in mid-February 2008, the auction process for the Company’s auction rate securities failed and continues to fail. These failed auctions result in a lack of liquidity in the securities but do not affect the underlying collateral of the securities. All of these investments carry triple-A credit ratings from one or more of the major credit rating agencies and the Company believes that given their high credit quality, it will ultimately recover at par all amounts invested in these securities. As of February 26, 2011, these securities had a temporary valuation adjustment of approximately $3.2 million to reflect their current lack of liquidity. Since this valuation adjustment is deemed to be temporary, it was recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income, net of a related tax benefit, and did not affect the Company’s net earnings for fiscal 2010. As of February 26, 2011, the Company classified approximately $5.8 million of these securities as short term investment securities due to expected redemptions at par during fiscal 2011.

 

During fiscal 2010, approximately $67.8 million of auction rate securities were redeemed at par, of which approximately $42.8 million were repurchased per an agreement with the investment firm that sold the Company a portion of its auction rate securities. Subsequent to the end of fiscal 2010 through April 15, 2011, the Company additionally redeemed approximately $5.8 million at par.

 

The Company does not anticipate that any potential lack of liquidity in its auction rate securities, even for an extended period of time, will affect its ability to finance its operations, including its expansion program and planned capital expenditures. The Company continues to monitor efforts by the financial markets to find alternative means for restoring the liquidity of these investments. These investments will remain primarily classified as non-current assets until the Company has better visibility as to when their liquidity will be restored. The classification and valuation of these securities will continue to be reviewed quarterly.

 

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ITEM 8 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

 

The following are included herein:

 

 

 

 

1)

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of February 26, 2011 and February 27, 2010

 

 

 

 

2)

Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the fiscal years ended February 26, 2011, February 27, 2010, and February 28, 2009

 

 

 

 

3)

Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the fiscal years ended February 26, 2011, February 27, 2010, and February 28, 2009

 

 

 

 

4)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the fiscal years ended February 26, 2011, February 27, 2010, and February 28, 2009

 

 

 

 

5)

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

6)

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

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BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

February 26,

 

February 27,

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,183,587

 

$

1,096,100

 

Short term investment securities

 

605,608

 

431,476

 

Merchandise inventories

 

1,968,907

 

1,759,703

 

Other current assets

 

315,736

 

276,066

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

4,073,838

 

3,563,345

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long term investment securities

 

121,446

 

132,860

 

Property and equipment, net

 

1,116,297

 

1,119,292

 

Other assets

 

334,612

 

336,633

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

5,646,193

 

$

5,152,130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

709,550

 

$

611,163

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

306,847

 

281,730

 

Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities

 

193,061

 

172,804

 

Current income taxes payable

 

112,982

 

83,857

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,322,440

 

1,149,554

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred rent and other liabilities

 

292,364

 

246,273

 

Income taxes payable

 

99,730

 

103,399

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

1,714,534

 

1,499,226

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock - $0.01 par value; authorized - 1,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding

 

 

 

Common stock - $0.01 par value; authorized - 900,000 shares; issued 325,222 and 320,553 shares, respectively; outstanding 251,666 and 262,898 shares, respectively

 

3,253

 

3,206

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,191,123

 

1,020,515

 

Retained earnings

 

5,546,287

 

4,754,954

 

Treasury stock, at cost

 

(2,814,104

)

(2,126,499

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

5,100

 

728

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

3,931,659

 

3,652,904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

5,646,193

 

$

5,152,130

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Earnings

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

 

 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED

 

 

 

February 26,

 

February 27,

 

February 28,

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

8,758,503

 

$

7,828,793

 

$

7,208,340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

5,135,574

 

4,620,674

 

4,335,104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

3,622,929

 

3,208,119

 

2,873,236

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

2,334,471

 

2,227,432

 

2,199,340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

1,288,458

 

980,687

 

673,896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

4,520

 

4,568

 

9,412

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before provision for income taxes

 

1,292,978

 

985,255

 

683,308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

501,645

 

385,222

 

258,185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

791,333

 

$

600,033

 

$

425,123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings per share - Basic

 

$

3.11

 

$

2.33

 

$

1.66

 

Net earnings per share - Diluted

 

$

3.07

 

$

2.30

 

$

1.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic

 

254,297

 

257,755

 

256,410

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted

 

258,079

 

260,375

 

258,619

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated Other

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Additional Paid-

 

Retained

 

Treasury Stock

 

Comprehensive

 

 

 

(in thousands) 

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

in Capital

 

Earnings

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Income (Loss)

 

Total

 

Balance at March 1, 2008

 

312,229

 

$

3,122

 

$

813,568

 

$

3,729,766

 

(53,309

)

$

(1,983,590

)

$

(1,038

)

$

2,561,828

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

425,123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

425,123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in temporary impairment of auction rate securities, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(615

)

(615

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized loss included in net earnings, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,528

 

3,528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension adjustment, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,593

)

(4,593

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,822

)

(1,822

)

Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

421,621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares sold under employee stock option plans, net of taxes

 

1,218

 

12

 

19,910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19,922

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of restricted shares, net

 

1,224

 

13

 

(13

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

44,906

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44,906

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director fees paid in stock

 

7

 

 

 

197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase of common stock, including fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,668

)

(48,052

)

 

 

(48,052

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of change in pension plan measurement date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

Balance at February 28, 2009

 

314,678

 

3,147

 

878,568

 

4,154,921

 

(54,977

)

(2,031,642

)

(4,540

)

3,000,454

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600,033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600,033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in temporary impairment of auction rate securities, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

325

 

325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension adjustment, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,260

 

1,260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,683

 

3,683

 

Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

605,301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares sold under employee stock option plans, net of taxes

 

4,503

 

45

 

96,431

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96,476

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of restricted shares, net

 

1,369

 

14

 

(14

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

45,411

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45,411

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director fees paid in stock

 

3

 

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase of common stock, including fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,678

)

(94,857

)

 

 

(94,857

)

Balance at February 27, 2010

 

320,553

 

3,206

 

1,020,515

 

4,754,954

 

(57,655

)

(2,126,499

)

728

 

3,652,904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

791,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

791,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in temporary impairment of auction rate securities, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(663

)

(663

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension adjustment, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

343

 

343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,692

 

4,692

 

Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

795,705

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares sold under employee stock option plans, net of taxes

 

3,804

 

38

 

125,058

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

125,096

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of restricted shares, net

 

863

 

9

 

(9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

45,465

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45,465

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director fees paid in stock

 

2

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase of common stock, including fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15,901

)

(687,605

)

 

 

(687,605

)

Balance at February 26, 2011

 

325,222

 

$

3,253

 

$

1,191,123

 

$

5,546,287

 

(73,556

)

$

(2,814,104

)

$

5,100

 

$

3,931,659

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

 

 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED

 

 

 

February 26,

 

February 27,

 

February 28,

 

(in thousands)

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

791,333

 

$

600,033

 

$

425,123

 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

183,820

 

184,232

 

175,601

 

Stock-based compensation

 

44,276

 

44,235

 

43,708

 

Tax benefit from stock-based compensation

 

(3,453

)

(5,986

)

(1,183

)

Deferred income taxes

 

(15,988

)

(22,811

)

(22,325

)

Other

 

(1,757

)

(405

)

476

 

(Increase) decrease in assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merchandise inventories

 

(209,204

)

(117,364

)

(25,358

)

Trading investment securities

 

(5,469

)

(5,610

)

(17

)

Other current assets

 

(17,736

)

(4,397

)

(3,065

)

Other assets

 

(2,899

)

526

 

(954

)

Increase (decrease) in liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

102,307

 

96,279

 

(40,863

)

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

29,809

 

37,905

 

(13,301

)

Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities

 

20,257

 

7,183

 

(5,631

)

Income taxes payable

 

25,456

 

70,487

 

24,676

 

Deferred rent and other liabilities

 

46,655

 

21,100

 

27,083

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

987,407

 

905,407

 

583,970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of held-to-maturity investment securities

 

(1,511,555

)

(403,582

)

 

Redemption of held-to-maturity investment securities

 

1,286,270

 

30,025

 

 

Redemption of available-for-sale investment securities

 

24,975

 

38,545

 

107,550

 

Redemption of trading investment securities

 

42,825

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(183,474

)

(153,680

)

(215,859

)

Investment in unconsolidated joint venture, including fees

 

 

 

(4,786

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(340,959

)

(488,692

)

(113,095

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

125,700

 

99,727

 

17,650

 

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

 

2,944

 

6,306

 

3,652

 

Repurchase of common stock, including fees

 

(687,605

)

(94,857

)

(48,052

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

(558,961

)

11,176

 

(26,750

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

87,487

 

427,891

 

444,125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of period

 

1,096,100

 

668,209

 

224,084

 

End of period

 

$

1,183,587

 

$

1,096,100

 

$

668,209

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

1.              SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND RELATED MATTERS

 

A.           Nature of Operations

 

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) is a chain of retail stores, operating under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (“BBB”), Christmas Tree Shops (“CTS”), Harmon and Harmon Face Values (“Harmon”) and buybuy BABY. In addition, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates two stores in the Mexico City market under the name “Home & More.” The Company sells a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include categories such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and certain juvenile products. As the Company operates in the retail industry, its results of operations are affected by general economic conditions and consumer spending habits.

 

B.             Fiscal Year

 

The Company’s fiscal year is comprised of the 52 or 53 week period ending on the Saturday nearest February 28. Accordingly, fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008 represented 52 weeks and ended on February 26, 2011, February 27, 2010 and February 28, 2009, respectively.

 

C.             Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries, all of which are wholly owned.

 

All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

D.            Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) requires the Company to establish accounting policies and to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on other assumptions that it believes to be relevant under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. In particular, judgment is used in areas such as inventory valuation, impairment of long-lived assets, impairment of auction rate securities, goodwill and other indefinitely lived intangible assets, accruals for self insurance, litigation, store opening, expansion, relocation and closing costs, the provision for sales returns, vendor allowances, stock-based compensation and income and certain other taxes. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

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