At Home Group Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), the home décor superstore, today announced its financial results for its second quarter ended July 25, 2020.

Lee Bird, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We delivered the best quarter in the Company’s history in terms of comparable store sales, profitability and free cash flow, as well as our lowest leverage ratio since our IPO. We believe many of the key factors driving our strong performance have continued into the third quarter of fiscal 2020. To that effect, Q3 has started off exceptionally well with quarter-to-date comparable store sales relatively in line with Q2, as we continue to gain market share.”

Mr. Bird continued, “As a team, we are focused on putting At Home in a strong position to generate consistent and predictable results over the long term. Our revised long-term strategy put in place last year is yielding positive results this year, and we believe it will continue to propel us going forward. In addition, the recent completion of our debt refinancing provides us financial flexibility, addresses a key investor concern, and along with strong results, puts us in our best financial shape since going public four years ago.”

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended July 25, 2020

  • The Company opened 1 new store in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 and ended the quarter with 219 stores in 40 states. The Company has opened a net 15 stores since the second quarter of fiscal 2020, representing a 7.4% increase.
  • Net sales increased 50.5% to $515.2 million from $342.3 million in the quarter ended July 27, 2019 driven by 42.3% increase in comparable store sales1 and the net increase in open stores. The increase in comparable store sales1 was driven by strong demand as we reopened our stores following the lifting of state and local restrictions related to COVID-19, and the continued rollout of our omni channel initiatives.
  • Gross profit increased 95.3% to $196.1 million from $100.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Gross margin increased 880 basis points to 38.1% from 29.3% in the prior year period. The increase was primarily driven by leverage on our occupancy costs, depreciation expense and distribution center costs as a result of increase in comparable store sales.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) decreased $8.1 million or 10.6% to $68.6 million from $76.7 million in the prior year period, primarily due to our efforts to curtail spending during the COVID-19 pandemic, including on marketing and advertising, pre-opening and other variable costs. Adjusted SG&A1 decreased 10.8% to $67.2 million compared to $75.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted SG&A1 as a percentage of net sales improved by 900 basis points to 13.0% from 22.0%, primarily due to operating leverage and reduced spending during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Operating income was $125.2 million compared to $21.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted operating income1 was $126.7 million compared to $23.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted operating margin1 increased 1,780 basis points to 24.6% compared to 6.8% driven by the gross margin and adjusted SG&A1 factors described above.
  • Interest expense decreased to $6.2 million from $8.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020, primarily due to a significant paydown of our revolving credit facility (“ABL Facility ”) and decreases in the average interest rates applicable to our variable rate debt during the period.
  • Income tax expense was $29.7 million compared to $3.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. The effective tax rate was 24.9% compared to 23.5% in the second quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • Net income was $89.4 million compared to $10.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted Net Income1 was $90.6 million compared to $11.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • EPS was $1.39 compared to $0.16 in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Pro forma adjusted EPS1 was $1.41 compared to $0.18 in the second quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $159.7 million compared to $47.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

For the Twenty-six Weeks Ended July 25, 2020

  • Net sales increased 8.7% to $705.1 million from $648.6 million in the first half of fiscal 2020, primarily driven by the net increase in open stores. Comparable store sales1 increased 0.3% driven by strong demand as we reopened our stores following the lifting of state and local mandates related to COVID-19, partially offset by lost sales due to mandated store closures in the first half of fiscal 2021.
  • Gross profit increased 12.8% to $212.5 million from $188.4 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. Gross margin increased 100 basis points to 30.1% from 29.1% in the prior year period primarily due to a decrease in distribution center costs and lower freight expenses.
  • SG&A decreased $18.5 million or 12.1% to $135.1 million compared to $153.6 million in the first half of fiscal 2020, primarily due to our efforts to curtail spending during the COVID-19 pandemic, including on marketing and advertising, pre-opening and other variable costs. Adjusted SG&A1 decreased $17.7 million or 11.7% to $133.7 million compared to $151.4 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. Adjusted SG&A1 as a percentage of net sales decreased 440 basis points primarily due to reduced spending during the COVID-19 pandemic and operating leverage due to increase in sales.
  • Operating loss was $246.8 million compared to operating income of $47.7 million in the first half of fiscal 2020 primarily due to a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $319.7 million recognized in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 and the impact of mandated store closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusted operating income1 increased 122.4% to $74.4 million from $33.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. Adjusted operating margin1 increased 540 basis points to 10.6% driven by the gross margin and adjusted SG&A1 factors described above.
  • Interest expense decreased $2.9 million to $13.1 million from $16.0 million in the first half of fiscal 2020 due to reduced average borrowings under our ABL Facility in addition to decreases in the average interest rates applicable to our variable rate debt during the period.
  • Income tax expense was $9.6 million compared to $7.4 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. The effective tax rate was (3.7)% compared to 23.4% in the first half of fiscal 2020. The effective tax rate for the first half of fiscal 2021 differed from the statutory rate primarily due to the tax impact of the non-cash goodwill impairment charge and net operating loss carryback provisions under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act).
  • Net loss was $269.5 million compared to net income of $24.3 million in the first half of fiscal 2020. Adjusted Net Income1 was $51.3 million compared to $13.3 million in the first half of fiscal 2020.
  • EPS was $(4.20) compared to $0.37 in the first half of fiscal 2020. Pro forma adjusted EPS1 was $0.80 compared to $0.20 in the first half of fiscal 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 increased 79.3% to $145.0 million from $80.9 million in the first half of fiscal 2020.

Sale-Leaseback Transactions

In July 2020, the Company sold three of its properties in Grand Chute, Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Lutz, Florida for a total of approximately $33 million. Contemporaneously, with the closing of the sale, the Company entered into leases pursuant to which we leased back the properties.

Balance Sheet Highlights as of July 25, 2020

  • Net inventories decreased 30.0% to $305.5 million from $436.7 million as of July 27, 2019, primarily due to strong demand for our products as we reopened our stores following the lifting of state and local mandates related to COVID-19 and reduced inventory purchases during the time our stores were temporarily closed.
  • Total liquidity was $305.8 million, including cash of $32.4 million and borrowings available under our ABL Facility of $273.4 million.
  • Long-term debt was $359.5 million compared to $336.3 million as of July 27, 2019. There was no outstanding amount under our ABL Facility revolving credit loans as of July 25, 2020 compared to $276.4 million outstanding as of July 27, 2019.

Subsequent Events

  • On August 20, 2020, the Company issued $275 million aggregate principal amount of 8.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2025. Using the net proceeds of the issuance of the Senior Secured Notes together with cash on the balance sheet, the Company repaid all outstanding amounts under its existing term loan. The total outstanding amount on the term loan as of July 25, 2020 was $334.2 million.
  • On August 28, 2020, certain subsidiaries of the Company entered into the Ninth Amendment to Credit Agreement with Bank of America, N.A., which amended the ABL Agreement to, among other things, extend the maturity of revolving credit loans provided thereunder by three years to August 28, 2025.

(1)

Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. For additional information about non-GAAP measures, including, where applicable, reconciliations to the most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP, please see “Non-GAAP Measures” below.

Outlook & Key Assumptions

Given the unprecedented and continued uncertainty related to COVID-19, the Company is not providing third quarter and fiscal year 2021 guidance at this time.

Conference Call Details

A conference call to discuss the second quarter fiscal 2021 financial results is scheduled for today, September 1, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 1-877-407-0789 (international callers please dial 1-201-689-8562) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online at investor.athome.com.

A recorded replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed online at investor.athome.com for 90 days.

Terminology

We define certain terms used in this release as follows:

"Adjusted EBITDA" means net income (loss) before net interest expense, income tax provision and depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the impact of certain other items as defined in our debt agreements, including certain legal settlements and consulting and other professional fees, stock-based compensation expense, impairment charges, loss (gain) on sale-leaseback, non-cash rent and other adjustments.

“Adjusted Net Income” means net income (loss) , adjusted for impairment charges, loss (gain) on sale-leaseback, payroll tax expenses related to initial public offering non-cash stock-based compensation expense (the “IPO Grant”), the income tax impact associated with the IPO Grant stock option exercises and other adjustments, which include other transaction costs.

“Adjusted operating income” means operating income (loss), adjusted for impairment charges, loss (gain) on sale-leaseback, payroll tax expenses related to the IPO Grant stock option exercises and other adjustments, which include other transaction costs.

“Adjusted SG&A” means selling, general and administrative expenses adjusted for certain expenses, including payroll tax expenses related to the IPO Grant stock option exercises and other adjustments, which include other transaction costs.

"Comparable store sales" means, for any reporting period, the change in period-over-period net sales for the comparable store base, beginning with stores on the second day of the sixteenth full fiscal month following the store's opening. When a store is being relocated or remodeled, we exclude sales from that store in the calculation of comparable store sales until the first day of the sixteenth full fiscal month after it reopens. As it relates to At Home, “two-year comparable store sales basis” refers to the sum of the increase (decrease) in comparable store sales for each of the current and preceding fiscal years.

“EPS” means diluted earnings per share.

“GAAP” means accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

“Pro-forma Adjusted EPS” means Adjusted Net Income divided by pro-forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

“Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding” means diluted share count on a pro forma basis.

“Store-level Adjusted EBITDA” means Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted further to exclude the impact of costs associated with new store openings and certain corporate overhead expenses which we do not consider in our evaluation of the ongoing operating performance of our stores from period to period.

“Net Debt” includes borrowing under the revolving credit facility, current portion of long-term debt, long-term debt and financing obligations, less unamortized deferred debt issuance cost and cash and cash equivalents. Net Debt excludes operating lease liabilities recognized in accordance with ASC 842 Leases.

“Leverage ratio” means Net Debt divided by Adjusted EBITDA for the trailing twelve months.

“Free cash flow” means net cash provided by operating activities, less net cash used in investing activities.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate", "are confident", "assumed", "believe", "continue", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", “look forward”, "may", "might", "on track", “outlook”, "plan", "potential", "predict", “reaffirm”, "seek", "should", “trend” or "vision", or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. In particular, statements about our assumptions for future financial performance, as well as statements about the markets in which we operate, expected new store openings, our real estate strategy, growth targets, potential growth opportunities, market share, impact of expected stock option exercises, future capital expenditures, and estimates of expenses we may incur in connection with equity incentive awards to management and our expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, prospects, assumptions or future events or performance contained in this document are forward-looking statements. Furthermore, statements contained in this document relating to the recent global outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the impact of which remains inherently uncertain on our financial results, are forward-looking statements.

We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors, including those factors described in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 25, 2020 as well as those factors updated in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 25, 2020 and other reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are not guarantees of future performance and our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which we operate, may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release. In addition, even if our results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and events in the industry in which we operate, are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this release, they may not be predictive of results or developments in future periods.

Any forward-looking statement that we make in this release speaks only as of the date of such statement. Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise, or to publicly announce any update or revision to, any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this document.

About At Home Group Inc.

At Home (NYSE:HOME), the home decor superstore, offers more than 50,000 on-trend home products to fit any budget or style, from furniture, mirrors, rugs, art and housewares to tabletop, patio and seasonal decor. At Home is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and currently operates 219 stores in 40 states. For more information, please visit us online at investor.athome.com.

-Financial Tables to Follow-

 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

July 25, 2020

January 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

32,405

$

12,082

$

13,106

Inventories, net

305,484

417,763

436,692

Prepaid expenses

10,403

10,693

9,750

Other current assets

13,059

7,634

19,803

Total current assets

361,351

448,172

479,351

Operating lease right-of-use assets

1,298,736

1,176,920

1,083,554

Property and equipment, net

666,004

714,188

730,786

Goodwill

319,732

569,732

Trade name

1,458

1,458

1,458

Debt issuance costs, net

974

1,218

1,455

Restricted cash

9

3

2,515

Noncurrent deferred tax asset

16,815

21,204

Other assets

2,255

1,041

957

Total assets

$

2,330,787

$

2,679,547

$

2,891,012

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

75,639

$

119,191

$

136,297

Accrued and other current liabilities

121,980

112,667

122,394

Revolving line of credit

235,670

276,390

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

91,837

65,188

61,617

Current portion of long-term debt

8,376

4,862

3,970

Income taxes payable

1,122

137

Total current liabilities

298,954

537,715

600,668

Operating lease liabilities

1,325,230

1,195,564

1,097,376

Long-term debt

359,485

334,251

336,261

Financing obligations

9,326

Other long-term liabilities

3,675

3,406

3,974

Total liabilities

1,987,344

2,070,936

2,047,605

Shareholders' Equity

Common stock; $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 64,188,269, 64,106,061 and 64,046,808 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

642

641

640

Additional paid-in capital

661,388

657,038

653,135

(Accumulated deficit) retained earnings

(318,587

)

(49,068

)

189,632

Total shareholders' equity

343,443

608,611

843,407

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,330,787

$

2,679,547

$

2,891,012

 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

Net sales

$

515,244

$

342,321

$

705,090

$

648,585

Cost of sales

319,117

241,923

492,613

460,136

Gross profit

196,127

100,398

212,477

188,449

Operating expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses

68,606

76,716

135,072

153,645

Impairment charges

319,732

Depreciation and amortization

2,159

1,869

4,372

3,630

Total operating expenses

70,765

78,585

459,176

157,275

(Loss) gain on sale-leaseback

(115

)

(115

)

16,528

Operating income (loss)

125,247

21,813

(246,814

)

47,702

Interest expense, net

6,172

8,235

13,143

16,004

Income (loss) before income taxes

119,075

13,578

(259,957

)

31,698

Income tax provision

29,652

3,196

9,562

7,433

Net income (loss)

$

89,423

$

10,382

$

(269,519

)

$

24,265

Earnings per share:

Net income (loss) per common share:

Basic

$

1.39

$

0.16

$

(4.20

)

$

0.38

Diluted

$

1.39

$

0.16

$

(4.20

)

$

0.37

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

64,185,226

64,040,467

64,157,613

63,856,645

Diluted

64,186,307

64,660,121

64,157,613

65,264,232

 

AT HOME GROUP INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

Operating Activities

Net (loss) income

$

(269,519

)

$

24,265

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

36,057

33,831

Non-cash lease expense

38,924

32,628

Impairment charges

319,732

-

Non-cash interest expense

1,435

1,128

Loss (gain) on sale-leaseback

115

(16,528

)

Deferred income taxes

17,130

(1,142

)

Stock-based compensation

4,379

3,485

Other non-cash losses, net

1,457

956

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Inventories

112,279

(54,669

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(5,560

)

(9,672

)

Other assets

(1,214

)

(12

)

Accounts payable

(35,050

)

10,081

Accrued liabilities

17,735

2,877

Income taxes payable

985

-

Operating lease liabilities

(4,425

)

(15,861

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

234,460

11,367

Investing Activities

Purchase of property and equipment

(38,534

)

(141,515

)

Net proceeds from sale of property and equipment

32,545

63,808

Net cash used in investing activities

(5,989

)

(77,707

)

Financing Activities

Payments under lines of credit

(465,120

)

(404,670

)

Proceeds from lines of credit

229,450

460,050

Payment of debt issuance costs

(5,510

)

(397

)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

35,664

-

Payments on financing obligations

-

(60

)

Proceeds from financing obligations

-

9,571

Payments on long-term debt

(2,598

)

(1,976

)

(Payments for) proceeds from stock, including tax

(28

)

5,977

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(208,142

)

68,495

Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

20,329

2,155

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

12,085

13,466

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

32,414

$

15,621

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

Cash paid for interest

$

12,863

$

14,449

Cash (received) paid for income taxes

$

(6,848

)

$

16,131

Supplemental Information for Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities

(Decrease) increase in current liabilities of property and equipment

$

(16,543

)

$

11,822

Non-GAAP Measures

Certain financial measures presented in this release, such as comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, are not recognized under GAAP.

We present comparable store sales, which is not a recognized financial measure under GAAP, because it allows us to evaluate how our store base is performing by measuring the change in period-over-period net sales in stores that have been open for the applicable period. We present Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP, because we believe they assist investors and analysts in comparing our operating performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance, such as interest, depreciation, amortization, loss on extinguishment of debt, impairment charges and taxes. We present adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding and pro forma adjusted EPS, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP, because we believe investors’ understanding of our operating performance is enhanced by the disclosure of selling, general and administrative expenses, operating income, net income and earnings per diluted share adjusted for items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance.

You are encouraged to evaluate each of these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating our non-GAAP measures, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in such presentations. In particular, Store-level Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect costs associated with new store openings, which are incurred on a limited basis with respect to any particular store when opened and are not indicative of ongoing core operating performance, and corporate overhead expenses that are necessary to allow us to effectively operate our stores and generate Store-level Adjusted EBITDA. Our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. There can be no assurance that we will not modify the presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures in the future, and any such modification may be material. In addition, comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in our industry or across different industries.

Comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools and you should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using comparable store sales, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information.

AT HOME GROUP INC.
Supplemental Information - Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

The tables below reconcile the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income, Adjusted Net Income, pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding, pro forma adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Reconciliation of selling, general and administrative expenses to adjusted SG&A

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

Selling, general and administrative expenses, as reported

$

68,606

$

76,716

$

135,072

$

153,645

Adjustments:

Payroll tax expense related to IPO Grant stock option exercises(a)

(10

)

(46

)

Merchandising department restructuring(b)

(870

)

(870

)

Other(c)

(1,375

)

(474

)

(1,375

)

(1,373

)

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses

$

67,231

$

75,362

$

133,697

$

151,356

 

Reconciliation of operating income (loss) to adjusted operating income

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

Operating income (loss), as reported

$

125,247

$

21,813

$

(246,814

)

$

47,702

Adjustments:

Impairment charges(d)

319,732

Loss (gain) on sale-leaseback

115

115

(16,528

)

Payroll tax expense related to IPO Grant stock option exercises(a)

10

46

Merchandising department restructuring(b)

870

870

Other(c)

1,375

474

1,375

1,373

Adjusted operating income

$

126,737

$

23,167

$

74,408

$

33,463

Adjusted operating margin

24.6

%

6.8

%

10.6

%

5.2

%

 

Reconciliation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding as reported to pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

64,186,307

64,660,121

64,157,613

65,264,232

Dilutive effect of stock options and other awards(e)

13,738

Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding

64,186,307

64,660,121

64,171,351

65,264,232

 

Reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted Net Income and pro forma adjusted EPS

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

Net income (loss), as reported

$

89,423

$

10,382

$

(269,519

)

$

24,265

Adjustments:

Impairment charges(d)

319,732

Loss (gain) on sale-leaseback

115

115

(16,528

)

Payroll tax expense related to IPO Grant stock option exercises(a)

10

46

Merchandising department restructuring(b)

870

870

Other(c)

1,375

474

1,375

1,373

Tax impact of adjustments to net income (loss)(f)

(357

)

(308

)

(357

)

3,304

Tax benefit related to IPO Grant stock option exercises(g)

(7

)

(13

)

Adjusted Net Income

90,556

11,421

51,346

13,317

Pro forma diluted weighted average shares outstanding

64,186,307

64,660,121

64,171,351

65,264,232

Pro forma adjusted EPS

$

1.41

$

0.18

$

0.80

$

0.20

__________________________

(a)

Payroll tax expense related to stock option exercises associated with the IPO Grant, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing performance.

(b)

Includes certain employee related costs incurred as part of restructuring our merchandising department.

(c)

Other adjustments include amounts our management believes are not representative of our ongoing operations, including for each of the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 25, 2020, costs relating to the write-off of certain site selection costs that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

(d)

Represents a non-cash impairment charge of $319.7 million related to full impairment of goodwill.

(e)

Reflects the dilutive impact of stock options utilizing the treasury stock method with regard to pro forma adjusted net income in the period.

(f)

Represents the income tax impact of the adjusted expenses using the annual effective tax rate excluding discrete items. After giving effect to the adjustments to net income (loss), the adjusted effective tax rate for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 25, 2020 was 24.9% and 16.2%, respectively. The adjusted effective tax rate for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 27, 2019 was 23.5% and 23.7%, respectively.

(g)

Represents the income tax benefit related to stock option exercises associated with the IPO Grant.

Reconciliation of net income (loss) to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level Adjusted EBITDA

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-six Weeks Ended

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

July 25, 2020

July 27, 2019

Net income (loss), as reported

$

89,423

$

10,382

$

(269,519

)

$

24,265

Interest expense, net

6,172

8,235

13,143

16,004

Income tax provision

29,652

3,196

9,562

7,433

Depreciation and amortization(a)

17,908

17,301

36,057

33,831

EBITDA

143,155

39,114

(210,757

)

81,533

Impairment charges(b)

319,732

Loss (gain) on sale-leaseback

115

115

(16,528

)

Consulting and other professional services(c)

355

719

630

2,300

Stock-based compensation expense(d)

2,316

1,637

4,379

3,485

Non-cash rent(e)

12,833

4,257

30,065

8,633

Other(f)

879

1,420

879

1,474

Adjusted EBITDA

159,653

47,147

145,043

80,897

Costs associated with new store openings(g)

2,098

7,539

5,678

14,599

Corporate overhead expenses(h)

23,522

24,086

48,540

47,983

Store-level Adjusted EBITDA

$

185,273

$

78,772

$

199,261

$

143,479

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(a)

Includes the portion of depreciation and amortization expenses that are classified as cost of sales in our condensed consolidated statements of operations.

(b)

Represents a non-cash impairment charge of $319.7 million related to full impairment of goodwill.

(c)

Primarily consists of (i) consulting and other professional fees with respect to projects to enhance our merchandising and human resource capabilities and other company initiatives; and (ii) other transaction costs.

(d)

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense related to the ongoing equity incentive program that we have in place to incentivize, retain and motivate our employees, officers and non-employee directors.

(e)

Consists of the non-cash portion of rent, which reflects the extent to which our GAAP straight-line rent expense recognized exceeds or is less than our cash rent payments. The GAAP straight-line rent expense adjustment can vary depending on the average age of our lease portfolio, which has been impacted by our significant growth. For newer leases, our rent expense recognized typically exceeds our cash rent payments while for more mature leases, rent expense recognized is typically less than our cash rent payments. In fiscal year 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have renegotiated leases to include significant deferrals which has resulted in higher non-cash rent expense.

(f)

Other adjustments include amounts our management believes are not representative of our ongoing operations, including:

• for each of the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 25, 2020, costs relating to the write-off of certain site selection costs that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

• for each of the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 27, 2019, costs incurred of $1.4 million related to the restructuring of our merchandising department.

(g)

Reflects non-capital expenditures associated with opening new stores, including marketing and advertising, labor and cash occupancy expenses. Costs related to new store openings represent cash costs, and you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are similar to these costs. We anticipate that we will continue to incur cash costs as we open new stores in the future. We opened one and 13 new stores during the thirteen weeks ended July 25, 2020 and July 27, 2019, respectively, and seven and 24 new stores during the twenty-six weeks ended July 25, 2020 and July 27, 2019, respectively.

(h)

Reflects corporate overhead expenses, which are not directly related to the profitability of our stores, to facilitate comparisons of store operating performance as we do not consider these corporate overhead expenses when evaluating the ongoing performance of our stores from period to period. Corporate overhead expenses, which are a component of selling, general and administrative expenses, are comprised of various home office general and administrative expenses such as payroll expenses, occupancy costs, marketing and advertising, and consulting and professional fees. See our discussion of the changes in selling, general and administrative expenses presented in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the thirteen and twenty six weeks ended July 25, 2020 in “—Results of Operations”. Store-level Adjusted EBITDA should not be used as a substitute for consolidated measures of profitability or performance because it does not reflect corporate overhead expenses that are necessary to allow us to effectively operate our stores and generate Store-level Adjusted EBITDA. We anticipate that we will continue to incur corporate overhead expenses in future periods.

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Contacts:

Investor Relations:
At Home Group, Inc.
Arvind Bhatia, CFA / Bethany Johns
972.265.1299 / 972.265.1326
InvestorRelations@AtHome.com

Media
Carey Marin
214.914.1157
MediaRelations@AtHome.com

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