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Pacific Sunwear Announces First Quarter Operating Results; Issues Second Quarter Guidance

About Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.

Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, "PacSun" or the "Company") is a leading specialty retailer rooted in the action sports, fashion and music influences of the California lifestyle. The Company sells a combination of branded and proprietary casual apparel, accessories and footwear designed to appeal to teens and young adults. As of May 22, 2013, the Company operates 639 stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. PacSun's website address is .

The Company will be hosting a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time to review the results of its first fiscal quarter. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available, beginning approximately two hours following the call, for one week and can be accessed in the United States and Canada at (855) 859-2056 or internationally at (404) 537-3406; passcode: 70804135. For those unable to listen to the live Web broadcast or utilize the call-in replay, an archived version will be available on the Company's investor relations website through midnight, August 28, 2013.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, please see the accompanying table titled "Reconciliation of Selected GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures" and the section following such table titled "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Pacific Sunwear Safe Harbor

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" including, without limitation, the statements made by Mr. Schoenfeld in the fourth paragraph and the statements made by the Company under the heading "Financial Outlook for Second Fiscal Quarter of 2013." In each case, these statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that these forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. These statements are not historical facts and involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Uncertainties that could adversely affect the Company's business and results include, among others, the following factors: increased sourcing and product costs; adverse changes in U.S. and world economic conditions generally; adverse changes in consumer spending; changes in consumer demands and preferences; adverse changes in same-store sales; higher than anticipated markdowns and/or higher than estimated selling, general and administrative costs; currency fluctuations; competition from other retailers and uncertainties generally associated with apparel retailing; merchandising/fashion risk; lower than expected sales from private label merchandise; reliance on key personnel; economic impact of natural disasters, terrorist attacks or war/threat of war; shortages of supplies and/or contractors as a result of natural disasters or terrorist acts, which could cause unexpected delays in store relocations, renovations or expansions; reliance on foreign sources of production; and other risks outlined in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013, and subsequent periodic reports filed with the SEC. Historical results achieved are not necessarily indicative of future prospects of the Company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after such statements are made. Nonetheless, the Company reserves the right to make such updates from time to time by press release, periodic report or other method of public disclosure without the need for specific reference to this press release. No such update shall be deemed to indicate that other statements not addressed by such update remain correct or create an obligation to provide any other updates. 
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
  First Quarter Ended
  May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
Net sales $ 169,838 $ 162,263
Gross margin 42,705 38,117
SG&A expenses 53,815 55,945
Operating loss (11,110) (17,828)
Loss (gain) on derivative liability 9,290 (6,333)
Interest expense, net 3,547 3,309
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (23,947) (14,804)
Income tax expense 234 360
Loss from continuing operations (24,181) (15,164)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (459)
Net loss $ (24,181) $ (15,623)
Loss from continuing operations per share:    
Basic and diluted $ (0.35) $ (0.22)
Loss from discontinued operations per share:    
Basic and diluted $ — $ (0.01)
Net loss per share:    
Basic and diluted $ (0.35) $ (0.23)
Weighted-average shares outstanding:    
Basic and diluted 68,242 67,583
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  May 4, 2013 February 2, 2013 April 28, 2012
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,658 $ 48,733 $ 21,595
Restricted cash 305
Inventories 103,671 90,681 103,869
Prepaid expenses 14,863 12,815 18,837
Other current assets 3,016 2,912 6,555
Total current assets 139,208 155,141 151,161
Property and equipment, net 118,442 124,793 144,240
Other long-term assets 33,466 33,878 35,643
Total assets $ 291,116 $ 313,812 $ 331,044
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 47,321 $ 49,993 $ 41,764
Other current liabilities 68,017 63,641 57,028
Total current liabilities 115,338 113,634 98,792
Deferred lease incentives 13,342 14,401 16,990
Deferred rent 15,937 16,133 16,566
Long-term debt 79,937 79,570 74,181
Other long-term liabilities 25,715 25,714 26,273
Total liabilities 250,269 249,452 232,802
Total shareholders' equity 40,847 64,360 98,242
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 291,116 $ 313,812 $ 331,044
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Fiscal Year Ended
  May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net loss $ (24,181) $ (15,623)
Depreciation and amortization 6,808  8,746
Asset impairment 861 1,489
Non-cash stock-based compensation 994 812
Amortization of debt discount 517 412
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 26 65
Loss (gain) on derivative liability 9,290 (6,333)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Inventories (12,990)  (15,129)
Accounts payable and other current liabilities (2,896)  (1,319)
Other assets and liabilities (8,133) (4,477)
Net cash used in operating activities  (29,704)  (31,357)
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Capital expenditures (1,114)  (4,713)
Restricted cash     8,288
Proceeds from insurance settlements  653
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (1,114)   4,228
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Payments under credit facility borrowings (1,254)
Principal payments under mortgage borrowings (140)  (132)
Principal payments under capital lease obligations (125)  (196)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 8   —
Net cash used in financing activities (257)  (1,582)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (31,075)  (28,711)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 48,733  50,306
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 17,658 $ 21,595
  May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
Stores open at beginning of year 644 733
Stores opened during the period 1 1
Stores closed during the period (7) (5)
Stores open at end of period 638 729
  May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
  # of Stores Square Footage (000s) # of Stores Square Footage (000s)
PacSun Core stores 522 2,036 610 2,366
PacSun Outlet stores 116  471 119  482
Total stores 638 2,507 729 2,848
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
  First Quarter Ended
  May 4, 2013 April 28, 2012
GAAP SG&A expenses $ 53,815 $ 55,945
Store closure charges (gains):    
- Asset impairments 16
- Lease terminations 198 (45)
Non-GAAP SG&A expenses $ 53,617 $ 55,974
GAAP loss from continuing operations   $ (24,181) $ (15,164)
Store closure charges (gains), net of tax:    
- Asset impairment 10
- Lease terminations 125 (28)
Derivative liability 9,290 (6,333)
Valuation allowance  5,359  7,999
Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations $ (9,407) $ (13,516)
GAAP loss from continuing operations per share $ (0.35) $ (0.22)
Store closure charges (gains), net of tax:    
- Asset impairment
- Lease terminations
Derivative liability 0.13 (0.09)
Valuation allowance  0.08  0.11
Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations per share $ (0.14) $ (0.20)
Shares used in calculation  68,242 67,583


The accompanying press release dated May 22, 2013, contains non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures include non-GAAP SG&A expenses, non-GAAP loss from continuing operations and non-GAAP loss from continuing operations per share for the first quarters of fiscal 2013 and 2012, respectively, and non-GAAP loss from continuing operations per share guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting, differ from GAAP measures with the same names and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar names that are used by other companies.  The Company computes non-GAAP financial measures using the same consistent method from quarter to quarter and year to year. The Company may consider whether other significant items that arise in the future should be excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures. The Company has excluded the following items from all of its non-GAAP financial measures:
  • Store closure charges (gains)
  • Derivative liability
  • Valuation allowance

The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's operating results primarily because they exclude amounts that are not considered part of ongoing operating results when planning and forecasting and when assessing the performance of the organization, individual operating segments or its senior management. In addition, the Company believes that non-GAAP financial information is used by analysts and others in the investment community to analyze the Company's historical results and in providing estimates of future performance and that failure to report these non-GAAP measures, could result in confusion among analysts and others and create a misplaced perception that the Company's results have underperformed or exceeded expectations.  
CONTACT: Michael W. Kaplan
         Chief Financial Officer
         (714) 414-4003

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