Fiscal 2013 Outlook
The Company increased its earnings guidance for Fiscal 2013 to a range of $2.50 to $2.65 per diluted share (which includes an expected contribution of $0.07 to $0.09 per diluted share from the 53 rd week) and an increase in comparable store sales in the mid single digit range. For Fiscal 2013, the Company expects to open 55 to 60 new stores, expand approximately 15 high performing stores and close up to 18 stores.
Investor Conference Call and Simulcast
Hibbett Sports, Inc. will conduct a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 18, 2012, to discuss first quarter of Fiscal 2013 results. The number to call for the live interactive teleconference is (212) 231-2934. A replay of the conference call will be available until May 25, 2012, by dialing (402) 977-9140 and entering the passcode, 21576993.The Company will also provide an online Web simulcast and rebroadcast of its first quarter of Fiscal 2013 conference call. The live broadcast of Hibbett's quarterly conference call will be available online at www.hibbett.com under Investor Relations, www.streetevents.com and www.earnings.com, on May 18, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. The online replay will follow shortly after the call and continue through May 25, 2012. Hibbett Sports, Inc. operates sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominately in the Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and the lower Midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s primary store format is Hibbett Sports, a 5,000-square-foot store located in strip centers and enclosed malls. A WARNING ABOUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward looking statements" as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements address future events, developments or results and typically use words such as believe, anticipate, expect, intend, plan, forecast, guidance, outlook, or estimate . For example, our forward looking statements include statements regarding store opening, expansion and closing plans, liquidity, sales trends, earnings per diluted share and comparable store sales for Fiscal 2013. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including economic conditions, industry trends, merchandise trends, vendor relationships, customer demand, and competition. For a discussion of these factors, as well as others which could affect our business, you should carefully review our Annual Report and other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors," "Business" and "MD&A" sections in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 26, 2012. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the future events, developments or results described by our forward looking statements in this document could turn out to be materially and adversely different from those we discuss or imply. We are not obligated to release publicly any revisions to any forward looking statements contained in this press release to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report and you should not expect us to do so.
|HIBBETT SPORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Thirteen Weeks Ended|
|April 28,||April 30,|
|Cost of goods sold, distribution center and store occupancy costs||144,486||127,863|
|Store operating, selling and administrative expenses||42,803||38,373|
|Depreciation and amortization||3,226||3,279|
|Interest expense, net||48||56|
|Income before provision for income taxes||42,351||34,085|
|Provision for income taxes||15,988||12,748|
|Net income per common share:|
|Basic earnings per share||$||1.00||$||0.78|
|Diluted earnings per share||$||0.98||$||0.76|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|April 28,||January 28,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||95,831||$||55,138|
|Other current assets||14,830||18,564|
|Total current assets||291,538||268,773|
|Property and equipment, net||38,747||39,596|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Investment|
|Short-term capital leases||176||173|
|Total current liabilities||96,488||91,658|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' investment||$||335,829||$||313,696|
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