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The TJX Companies, Inc. Reports 28% Adjusted EPS Growth On $25.9 Billion In Sales In Fiscal 2013; Announces New $1.5 Billion Stock Repurchase Program; Plans 26% Increase In Dividend

The TJX Companies, Inc. and Consolidated SubsidiariesNotes to Consolidated Condensed Statements

  1. During the fourth quarter ended February 2, 2013, TJX repurchased 8.1 million shares of its common stock at a cost of $350 million. During the twelve months ended February 2, 2013, TJX repurchased 30.6 million shares of its common stock at a cost of $1.3 billion, with $225 million under the $1 billion stock repurchase plan approved in February 2011, completing the plan, and $1.1 billion under the $2 billion stock repurchase program approved by the Board of Directors early in fiscal 2013. On February 5, 2013 the Board of Directors approved an additional $1.5 billion stock repurchase program. TJX records the repurchase of its stock on a cash basis, and the amounts reflected in the financial statements may vary from the above amounts due to the timing of settlement of repurchases.
  2. On December 21, 2012 TJX purchased Sierra Trading Post (STP), an off-price internet retailer, for approximately $200 million, which is subject to customary post-closing adjustments. The operating results of STP since the date of acquisition are not material and have been included with our Marmaxx segment.
  3. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, TJX’s Board of Directors approved the consolidation of its A.J. Wright division whereby 90 A.J. Wright stores were converted into T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods stores and the remaining 72 stores, its two distribution centers and home office were closed. The majority of the costs to consolidate A.J. Wright were recognized in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 but due to the timing of the store closings the additional closing costs (primarily lease related obligations) and additional operating losses were reported as a $49 million A.J. Wright segment loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. In addition, the first quarter of fiscal 2012 included costs related to the conversion of the 90 A.J. Wright stores to other banners (primarily store payroll and occupancy costs during the approximate eight to twelve-week period in which the stores were closed) and costs related to grand opening events when the stores re-opened. These costs totaled $20 million, with $17 million reflected in the Marmaxx segment and $3 million in the HomeGoods segment for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012.

The TJX Companies, Inc.Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide users of this financial information additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods and expectations for future periods. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures can provide additional meaningful reflection of underlying trends of the business because they provide a comparison of historical information that excludes certain items that impact overall comparability. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. The tables below provide supplemental non-GAAP financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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