Indigo Reports Second Quarter Financial Results: Comparable Sales Growth and Continued Aggressive Investment Program

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Indigo Reports Second Quarter Financial Results: Comparable Sales Growth and Continued Aggressive Investment Program

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG), Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer reported total comparable sales growth of 0.7% for the second quarter of its current 2019 fiscal year, including both online sales and comparable store sales.

Revenue for the second quarter ended September 29, 2018 was $216.3 million compared to $224.6 million for the same period last year, a decrease of $8.3 million. This decline in sales was driven by the closure of a few low performing stores and renovations in 12 stores as the Company continues to transform its retail operations. Online sales continued to grow, both in books and general merchandise, fuelled by a healthy increase in online traffic.  A one-time gift card breakage revenue adjustment in the prior period, due to a change in accounting estimates, also contributed to lower revenues.

Commenting on the results, CEO Heather Reisman said: "In this quarter, we continued to invest aggressively to transform both our retail network and our online environments to deliver the best customer experience in the market, enriching our customers' lives and making Indigo their happy place.  While this massive transformation has a temporary impact on sales and profitability, we are energized by our customers' response as our reimagined stores continue to generate impressive revenue and contribution growth.  We feel uniquely positioned to attack the crucial Holiday season ahead."

Net loss for the second quarter was $19.1 million ($0.70 net loss per common share) compared to a net loss of $4.6 million ($0.17 net loss per common share) last year. This decline in profitability was primarily driven by the impact of the Company's investment in strategic initiatives, including store renovations and the expansion of its distribution facilities, as well as minimum wage increases driving up operating expenses and a change in accounting estimates for breakage in the prior year. Indigo ended the quarter in a very strong financial position with cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $120 million and no debt.

In October 2018, the Company opened its first US location at the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey. The 30,000-square foot location features IndigoKids, IndigoBaby as well as a Café Indigo and carries Indigo's full assortment of books, beautiful gifts and exclusive in-house designed lifestyle products, all crafted to enrich the lives of its customers. Since fiscal 2017, the Company has renovated 17 locations and will complete another eight by the end of fiscal 2019.

Analyst/Investor Call

Indigo will host a conference call for analysts and investors to review these results at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) tomorrow, November 7th, 2018. The call can be accessed by dialing 416-764-8688 from within the Toronto area, or 1-888-390-0546 outside of Toronto. The eight digit participant code is 43394481.

A playback of the call will also be available by telephone until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. The call playback can be accessed after 11:00 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, by dialing 416-764-8677 from within the Toronto area, or 1-888-390-0541 outside of Toronto. The six-digit replay passcode number is 394481#. The conference call transcript will be archived in the Investor Relations section of the Indigo website, www.indigo.ca.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements which involve risk and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Among the key factors that could cause such differences are: general economic, market or business conditions; competitive actions by other companies; changes in laws or regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

The Company prepares its unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and International Accounting Standards 34, "Interim Financial Reporting." In order to provide additional insight into the business, the Company has also provided non-IFRS data, including total comparable sales, in the press release above. This measure does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is therefore specific to Indigo and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Total comparable sales is a key indicator used by the Company to measure performance against internal targets and prior period results. This measure is commonly used by financial analysts and investors to compare Indigo to other retailers.

Total comparable sales is based on comparable retail store sales and includes online sales for the same period. Comparable retail store sales are based on a 52-week fiscal year and defined as sales generated by stores that have been open for more than 52 weeks. These measures exclude sales fluctuations due to store openings and closings, significant renovations, permanent relocation and material changes in square footage.

About Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Indigo is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (IDG). As the largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer in Canada, Indigo operates in all provinces under different banners including Indigo Books & Music; Indigospirit; Chapters; and Coles. The online channel, indigo.ca, offers a one-stop online shop with a robust selection of books, toys, home décor, stationery, and gifts.

Indigo founded the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation in 2004 to address the underfunding of public elementary school libraries.  Every year the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation provides grants to high-needs elementary schools so they can transform their libraries with the purchase of new books and educational resources. To date, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has committed over $28 million to 3,000 elementary schools, benefitting more than 900,000 students.

To learn more about Indigo, please visit the Our Company section at indigo.ca.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)










 As at 

 As at 

 As at 


 September 29, 

 September 30, 

 March 31, 

(thousands of Canadian dollars)

2018

2017 1

2018 1





ASSETS




Current




Cash and cash equivalents

59,623

160,540

150,256

Short-term investments

60,222

10,000

60,000

Accounts receivable

22,294

18,139

6,747

Inventories

303,782

292,377

264,586

Prepaid expenses

8,518

7,473

4,124

Derivative assets

588

77

1,439

Other assets

983

2,704

865

Total current assets

456,010

491,310

488,017

Property, plant, and equipment

110,122

70,208

82,314

Intangible assets

29,882

16,296

24,215

Equity investments

2,684

2,993

4,330

Deferred tax assets

47,857

48,212

35,563

Total assets

646,555

629,019

634,439

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 

228,676

211,813

177,344

Unredeemed gift card liability

35,236

36,374

44,218

Provisions

160

178

166

Deferred revenue

7,452

11,721

7,029

Income taxes payable 

152

22

152

Derivative liabilities

109

3,835

327

Total current liabilities

271,785

263,943

229,236

Long-term accrued liabilities

2,904

1,708

2,283

Long-term provisions

45

45

45

Total liabilities

274,734

265,696

231,564

Equity




Share capital

225,360

218,080

221,854

Contributed surplus

12,040

11,295

11,621

Retained earnings 

134,071

136,700

168,585

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

350

(2,752)

815

Total equity

371,821

363,323

402,875

Total liabilities and equity

646,555

629,019

634,439



1Certain prior period figures have been restated due to the adoption of IFRS 15. Refer to Note 3 of the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for additional information.

 

Consolidated Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Loss

(Unaudited)












13-week

13-week

26-week

26-week


period ended

period ended

period ended

period ended


September 29,

September 30,

September 29,

September 30,

(thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share data)

2018

2017 1

2018

2017 1






Revenue 

216,313

224,570

421,689

430,927

Cost of sales 

(128,871)

(124,776)

(246,334)

(237,225)

Gross profit

87,442

99,794

175,355

193,702

Operating, selling, and administrative expenses

(113,466)

(105,886)

(222,254)

(206,787)

Operating loss

(26,024)

(6,092)

(46,899)

(13,085)

Net interest income 

750

661

1,560

1,258

Share of loss from equity investments

(479)

(466)

(1,118)

(1,039)

Loss before income taxes

(25,753)

(5,897)

(46,457)

(12,866)

Income tax recovery

6,628

1,267

11,943

2,974

Net loss

(19,125)

(4,630)

(34,514)

(9,892)






Other comprehensive income (loss)





Items that are or may be reclassified subsequently to net earnings (loss):





Net change in fair value of cash flow hedges

(1,499)

(2,467)

6

(4,293)

[net of taxes of 551 and (3) ; 2017 - 902 and 1,569]

Reclassification of net realized (gain) loss

(426)

1,589

(471)

1,541

[net of taxes of 156 and 173 ; 2017 - (581) and (563)]

Other comprehensive loss

(1,925)

(878)

(465)

(2,752)






Total comprehensive loss

(21,050)

(5,508)

(34,979)

(12,644)






Net loss per common share





Basic

($0.70)

($0.17)

$

(1.28)

$

(0.37)

Diluted 

($0.70)

($0.17)

$

(1.28)

$

(0.36)


1Certain prior period figures have been restated due to the adoption of IFRS 15. Refer to Note 3 of the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for additional information.

 


Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)












13-week

13-week

26-week

26-week


period ended

period ended

period ended

period ended


September 29,

September 30,

September 29,

September 30,

(thousands of Canadian dollars)

2018

2017 1

2018

2017 1






CASH FLOWS USED FOR OPERATING ACTIVITIES





Net loss

(19,125)

(4,630)

(34,514)

(9,892)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash flows from operating activities





Depreciation of property, plant, and equipment 

5,038

4,530

10,165

8,898

Amortization of intangible assets

2,362

1,790

4,554

3,697

Loss on disposal of capital assets

90

(39)

330

(39)

Share-based compensation 

487

348

976

782

Directors' compensation

96

82

185

181

Deferred tax assets

(6,719)

(1,447)

(12,125)

(3,154)

Disposal of assets held for sale

-

-

-

1,037

Collateral from derivative transactions 

-

(1,910)

-

(1,910)

Other

(395)

(237)

(475)

437

Net change in non-cash working capital balances

5,756

(15,673)

(15,867)

(41,365)

Interest expense

-

3

3

5

Interest income

(749)

(664)

(1,563)

(1,263)

Share of loss from equity investments

479

466

1,118

1,039

Cash flows used for operating activities

(12,680)

(17,381)

(47,213)

(41,547)






CASH FLOWS FROM (USED FOR) INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Purchase of property, plant, and equipment

(20,541)

(8,107)

(38,298)

(13,989)

Addition of intangible assets 

(5,060)

(2,976)

(10,225)

(4,721)

Change in short-term investments

(222)

90,000

(222)

90,000

Distribution from equity investments

-

-

528

434

Interest received

749

663

1,562

1,106

Investment in associate

-

-

-

(2,666)

Cash flows from (used for) investing activities

(25,074)

79,580

(46,655)

70,164






CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES





Proceeds from share issuances

2,076

1,445

2,764

1,770

Cash flows from financing activities

2,076

1,445

2,764

1,770






Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and
cash equivalents

394

235

471

(285)






Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents during the period

(35,284)

63,879

(90,633)

30,102

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

94,907

96,661

150,256

130,438

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

59,623

160,540

59,623

160,540


1Certain prior period figures have been restated due to the adoption of IFRS 15. Refer to Note 3 of the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for additional information.

 

Non-IFRS Financial Measures


The following table reconciles total comparable sales to revenue, the most comparable IFRS measure:






13-week

13-week



period ended

period ended



September 29,

 September 30, 


(millions of Canadian dollars)

2018

2017 1

% increase 

Revenue

216.3

224.6

(3.7)

Adjustments




Other revenue 2

(5.6)

(9.5)


Stores not in both fiscal periods

(15.7)

(21.5)


Total comparable sales

195.0

193.6

0.7



1Certain prior period figures have been restated due to the adoption of IFRS 15. Refer to Note 3 of the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for additional information.

2Includes cafés, irewards, gift card breakage, plum breakage, corporate sales and Kobo revenue share.

 

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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