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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter July 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:30:00 AM
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Chico's Fas Misses

Chico's Fas (CHS) reported a 2nd Quarter July 2020 loss of $0.33 per share on revenue of $306.2 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.21 per share on revenue of $411.4 million. The Earnings Whisper number was for a loss of $0.27 per share. Revenue fell 39.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Chico' FAS Inc is a specialty retailer of women’s private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories & other non-clothing items. It currently sells products through retail stores, catalog & via the Internet.

Results
Reported Earnings
($0.33)
Earnings Whisper
($0.27)
Consensus Estimate
($0.21)
Reported Revenue
$306.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$411.4 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

FORT MYERS, Fla., Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Sales improved 9.2% from the first quarter, driven by strong digital performance and store reopenings
  • Expense reductions accelerated with a second quarter SG&A year-over-year dollar improvement of 37%
  • Financial position and liquidity remain strong with $124.5 million in cash and cash equivalents

Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) (the "Company") today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2020 second quarter ended August 1, 2020.

Molly Langenstein, Chief Executive Officer and President, Chico's FAS said: "Our core strengths - three distinctive brands with new product being well received, a strong digital platform, a differentiated real estate portfolio, our loyal customer base and solid balance sheet position us for success. We are taking advantage of this unprecedented period by capitalizing on these strengths and staying laser focused on continuing our successful turnaround strategy, including accelerating digital growth."

"As I enter my second year with the business, the things we learned and improved last fall have been accelerated into the back half of this year. In the second quarter, we substantially enhanced our financial performance despite pandemic headwinds," Langenstein continued. "Compared to the first quarter, our second quarter digital and store sales trends improved 9.2% and gross margin rate rose more than 1,800 basis points. We lowered year-over-year SG&A expenses by 37% and we strengthened the balance sheet. Store and digital conversion rates improved in the second quarter, providing an indicator that our product changes to comfort, casual and easy care fabrics are resonating with customers, giving us confidence our financial and product initiatives combined with relentless customer focus have positioned us to emerge a stronger company. I remain excited and optimistic about the future of Chico's FAS."

Business Highlights

The Company began the second quarter primarily as a digital-only business, with year-over-year total digital sales increasing double digits in the quarter. In May 2020, the Company commenced its phased store reopening plan under enhanced safety protocols and had opened approximately 96% of its store base by the end of the second quarter. Overall, government mandates delayed store reopening plans which resulted in stores effectively being closed the same number of weeks in the second quarter as in the first quarter.

Ms. Langenstein added, "The Company continues to focus on sales and financial initiatives to improve its operational position. Specifically:

  • Our investments in and focus on our digital business are delivering positive results. Year-over-year, digital sales in the apparel group and intimates each grew double digits. Soma led the way with digital sales improving 70% in the second quarter over last year.
  • COVID-19 presented a major challenge and we took the opportunity to reassort inventory to customer demand.
  • We achieved a 37% year-over-year SG&A improvement by streamlining our organizational structure and aligning expenses with sales.
  • We are performing a strategic real estate review and reevaluating each store's strategic value and profitability. We are evaluating options for stores not meeting elevated standards and taking action where warranted as evident by our recent exit of frontline stores in Canada.
  • We are partnering with landlords and achieving rent relief in the form of rent reductions, abatements and other concessions to partially mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our business.
  • Our financial position and liquidity have been strengthened through accelerating online sales, store reopenings, an expense structure aligned with sales and reductions in capital spending.
  • We continue to invest in and focus on innovation in technology, product and marketing."

Overview of Financial Results

During the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, the Company experienced varying degrees of business disruptions and periods of store closures or reduced operating hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (the "pandemic"). Throughout the first half of the fiscal year, the Company was able to navigate a rapidly changing retail landscape by leveraging its omni-channel capabilities and reopening most of its stores. Sales exceeded Company expectations across all brands during the back half of the second quarter. At quarter-end, approximately 96% of the store base were open to the public.

The Company recognized significant inventory write-offs and impairment charges as a result of the pandemic during the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, however, the impact was partially mitigated by strong digital commerce performance and the Company's ongoing cost-saving measures.

The Company's cash flow for the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 also reflects the impact of the pandemic. We continued to take aggressive and prudent actions to drive sales, monetize inventory, reduce expenses and manage cash flows, including suspending or reducing rent payments, and partnering with suppliers and vendors to decrease operating costs and extend payment terms to enhance the Company's financial position. The Company believes it is well positioned to effectively navigate the pandemic business environment and remains confident that it currently has sufficient liquidity to repay its obligations as they become due for the foreseeable future. 

For the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2020 (the "second quarter"), the Company reported:

  • A net loss of $46.8 million, or $0.40 loss per diluted share, a material improvement over the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 (the "first quarter"). The second quarter net loss includes the after-tax impact of inventory write-offs of $8.0 million, or $0.07 per share. For the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2019 ("last year's second quarter"), the net loss was $2.3 million, or $0.02 loss per diluted share. Last year's second quarter net loss includes after-tax accelerated depreciation charges of $2.2 million, or $0.02 per share.
     
  • Net sales were $306.2 million, an improvement of 9.2% from the first quarter, reflecting the benefit of strong digital sales and store reopenings. Sales decreased approximately 39.8% from last year's second quarter, reflecting disruptions related to the pandemic, including the continuation of temporary store closures and limited hours during the second quarter, as well as the impact of 74 net permanent store closures since last year's second quarter, partially offset by double-digit growth in digital performance.
     
  • Gross margin was $44.8 million, or 14.6% of net sales, up more than 1,800 basis points from the first quarter. Gross margin in last year's second quarter was $168.6 million, or 33.2% of net sales. The second quarter year-over-year decrease in gross margin primarily reflects the impact of temporary store closures which resulted in deleverage of occupancy costs as a percent of net sales as well as a pre-tax inventory write-off of $12.3 million, or 4.0% of net sales. The inventory write-off was driven by the slower than planned cadence of store reopenings during the first half of the second quarter and less relevant work wear and special occasion product.
     
  • Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses were $107.3 million, or 35.0% of net sales, compared to $171.0 million, or 33.7% of net sales, for last year's second quarter. The $63.7 million decrease in SG&A expenses reflects the Company's ongoing expense reduction initiatives to align its cost structure with sales.

For the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, the Company reported:

  • A net loss of $225.1 million, or $1.95 loss per diluted share, compared to net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019. The net loss for the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 includes the after-tax impact of goodwill impairment charges of $73.8 million, or $0.63 per share; impairments on other indefinite-lived intangible assets of $24.7 million, or $0.21 per share; inventory write-offs of $34.1 million, or $0.29 per share; long-lived store asset impairments of $13.9 million, or $0.12 per share; and impairment on right of use assets of $1.8 million, or $0.02 per share. These charges represent $189.5 million of the pre-tax net loss and $148.4 million of the after-tax loss, or $1.27 per share, for the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020. The net loss for the twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019 includes after-tax accelerated depreciation charges of $5.7 million, or $0.05 per share.

Financial Results

Results for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 were significantly impacted by the pandemic and included after-tax charges totaling $8.0 million, or $0.07 per share, and $148.4 million, or $1.27 per share, respectively, as detailed in the tables below.

Summary of Significant Charges (1)




Thirteen Weeks Ended


August 1, 2020


Amount, pre-tax


% of Net Sales


Amount, after-tax


Per share impact


(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Gross margin:








Inventory write-offs

$

12,256



4.0

%


$

8,028



$

0.07


Total significant charges impacting gross margin

$

12,256



4.0

%


$

8,028



$

0.07


 

Summary of Significant Charges (1)




Twenty-Six Weeks Ended


August 1, 2020


Amount, pre-tax (2)


% of Net Sales


Amount, after-tax


Per share impact


(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Gross margin:








Inventory write-offs

$

55,357



9.4

%


$

34,134



$

0.29


Long-lived store asset impairment

18,493



3.2



13,925



0.12


Right of use asset impairment

2,442



0.4



1,839



0.02


Total significant charges impacting gross margin

76,291



13.0



49,898



0.43


Goodwill and intangible impairment:








Goodwill impairment

80,414



13.7



73,837



0.63


Indefinite-lived asset impairment

32,766



5.6



24,673



0.21


Total goodwill and intangible impairment charges

113,180



19.3



98,510



0.84


Total significant charges

$

189,471



32.3

%


$

148,408



$

1.27




(1) Includes only significant charges related to the pandemic.

(2) May not foot due to rounding.

 

Net Sales

For the second quarter, net sales were $306.2 million, an improvement of 9.2% from the first quarter, reflecting the benefit of strong digital sales and store reopenings. Sales decreased approximately 39.8% from last year's second quarter, reflecting disruptions related to the pandemic, including the continuation of temporary store closures and limited hours during the second quarter, as well as the impact of 74 net permanent store closures since last year's second quarter, partially offset by double-digit growth in digital performance.

The Company is not providing comparable sales figures for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 as it is not a meaningful measure due to the significant impact of store closures as a result of the pandemic.

Gross Margin

For the second quarter, gross margin was $44.8 million, or 14.6% of net sales, up more than 1,800 basis points from the first quarter. Gross margin in last year's second quarter was $168.6 million, or 33.2% of net sales. The second quarter year-over-year decrease in gross margin primarily reflects the impact of temporary store closures which resulted in deleverage of occupancy costs as a percent of net sales as well as a pre-tax inventory write-off of $12.3 million, or 4.0% of net sales. The inventory write-off was driven by the slower than planned cadence of store reopenings during the first half of the second quarter and less relevant work wear and special occasion product.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

For the second quarter, SG&A expenses were $107.3 million, or 35.0% of net sales, compared to $171.0 million, or 33.7% of net sales, for last year's second quarter. The $63.7 million decrease in SG&A expenses reflects the Company's ongoing expense reduction initiatives to align its cost structure with sales.

Income Taxes

For the second quarter, the effective tax rate was 25.7% compared to 0.0% for last year's second quarter. The 25.7% effective tax rate includes the annual benefit of the fiscal 2020 pre-tax loss due the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act, which is slightly offset by the impact of nondeductible book goodwill impairment charges. In addition, during the second quarter, the Company recognized a small valuation allowance against certain state tax credit carryforwards that are expected to expire unutilized in the future. The 0.0% effective tax rate for last year's second quarter was primarily the result of an income tax benefit on the quarter's operating loss, offset by a true-up from the first quarter provision due to an increase in the forecasted annual effective tax rate.

Cash, Marketable Securities and Debt

At the end of the second quarter, cash and marketable securities totaled $124.5 million. Debt at the end of the second quarter totaled $149.0 million, remaining unchanged from the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2020.

Inventories

At the end of the second quarter, inventories totaled $235.8 million compared to $227.7 million at the end of last year's second quarter. Second quarter inventories were elevated year-over-year due to merchandise in-transit and inventory held for liquidation.

Fiscal 2020 Third Quarter and Full-Year Outlook

Given the ongoing market disruption caused by the pandemic and related uncertainty on timing and extent of the market recovery, the Company is not providing fiscal 2020 third-quarter or full-year guidance at this time.

Conference Call Information

The Company is hosting a live conference call on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET to review the operating results for the second quarter. The conference call is being webcast live over the Internet, which you may access in the Investors section of the Company's corporate website, www.chicosfas.com. A replay of the webcast will remain available online for one year at http://chicosfas.com/investors/events-and-presentations.

The phone number for the call is 1-877-883-0383. International callers should use 1-412-902-6506. The Elite Entry number, 9283861, is required to join the conference call. Interested participants should call 10-15 minutes prior to the 8:30 a.m. start to be placed in queue.

ABOUT CHICO'S FAS, INC.

Chico's FAS is a Florida-based fashion company founded in 1983 on Sanibel Island, Fla. The Company reinvented the fashion retail experience by creating fashion communities anchored by service, which put the customer at the center of everything we do. As one of the leading fashion retailers in North America, Chico's FAS is a company of three unique brands - Chico's®, White House Black Market® and Soma® - each thriving in their own white space, founded by women, led by women, providing solutions that millions of women say give them confidence and joy.

Our Company has a passion for fashion, and each day, we provide clothing, shoes and accessories, intimate apparel and expert styling in our brick-and-mortar boutiques, digital online boutiques and through Style Connect, the Company's proprietary digital styling tool that enables customers to conveniently shop wherever, whenever and however they prefer.

As of August 1, 2020, the Company operated 1,313 stores in the U.S. and sold merchandise through 69 international franchise locations in Mexico and 2 domestic franchise airport locations. The Company's merchandise is also available at www.chicos.com, www.chicosofftherack.com, www.whbm.com, www.soma.com and www.mytelltale.com as well as through third-party channels.

To learn more about Chico's FAS, visit www.chicosfas.com. The information on our corporate website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this press release or incorporated into our federal securities law filings.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements, including without limitation the quote from Ms. Langenstein and the section captioned "Business Highlights," relate to expectations and projections regarding the Company's future performance and may include the words "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "will," "plan," "outlook," "project," "should," "strategy," "potential", "confident" and similar terms. These forward-looking statements are based largely on information currently available to our management and on our current expectations, assumptions, plans, estimates, judgments and projections about our business and our industry, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although we believe our expectations are based on reasonable estimates and assumptions, there is no assurance that our expectations will, in fact, occur or that our estimates or assumptions will be correct, and we caution investors and all others not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties about its depth and duration, including any resurgence, as well as the impacts to general economic conditions and the economic slowdown affecting consumer behavior and spending (before and after the COVID-19 pandemic) and potential future temporary store closures due to government mandates; the effectiveness of store reopenings,  cost reduction initiatives (including our ability to effectively restructure our lease portfolio to obtain rent relief),  the extent, availability and effectiveness of any COVID-19 stimulus packages or loan programs, including the CARES Act, the ability of our third-party business partners, including our suppliers, logistics providers, vendors and landlords, to meet their obligations to us in light of financial stress, staffing shortages, liquidity challenges, bankruptcy filings by other industry participants and other disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our manufacturing operations in China, and trends in consumer behavior and spending during and after the end of the pandemic; our ability to successfully implement any alternatives that we pursue including our ability to achieve the cost savings and additional liquidity described in this release; government actions and policies; increases in unemployment rates and taxes; local, regional, national and international economic conditions; changes in the general economic and business environment; changes in the general or specialty retail or apparel industries, including the extent of the market demand and overall level of spending for women's private branded clothing and related accessories; the exiting of store operations in Canada and other future permanent store closures; the effectiveness of our brand strategies, awareness and marketing programs; the ability to successfully execute and achieve the expected results of our business strategies and particular strategic initiatives (including, but not limited to, the Company's digital strategy, organizational restructure, retail fleet optimization plan and three operating priorities which are driving stronger sales through improved product and marketing; optimizing the customer journey by simplifying, digitizing and extending the Company's unique and personalized service; and transforming sourcing and supply chain operations to increase product speed to market and improve quality), sales initiatives and multi-channel strategies; customer traffic; our ability to appropriately manage our inventory and allocation processes; our ability to leverage inventory management and targeted promotions; the successful recruitment of leadership and the successful transition of members of our senior management team; uncertainties regarding future unsolicited offers to buy the Company and our ability to respond effectively to them as well as to actions of activist shareholders and others; changes in the political environment that create consumer uncertainty; the risk that our investments in merchandise or marketing initiatives may not deliver the results we anticipate; significant changes to product import and distribution costs (such as unexpected consolidation in the freight carrier industry, and the ability to remain competitive with customer shipping terms and costs pertaining to product deliveries and returns); new or increased taxes or tariffs that could impact, among other things, our sourcing from foreign suppliers; and significant shifts in consumer behavior. Other risk factors are detailed from time to time in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors should be considered in evaluating forward–looking statements contained herein. There can be no assurance that the actual future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements will occur. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized.

(Financial Tables Follow)

Investor Relations Contact:
Tom Filandro
ICR, Inc.
(646) 277-1235
tom.filandro@icrinc.com

Media Relations Contact:
Pashen Black
Director of Corporate Public Relations
(239) 218-3388

Chico's FAS, Inc.11215 Metro ParkwayFort Myers, Florida 33966 • (239) 277-6200

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Loss

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)




Thirteen Weeks Ended


Twenty-Six Weeks Ended


August 1, 2020


August 3, 2019


August 1, 2020


August 3, 2019


Amount


% of
Sales


Amount


% of
Sales


Amount


% of
Sales


Amount


% of
Sales

Net Sales:
















Chico's

$

139,584



45.6

%


$

268,924



52.9

%


$

271,021



46.3

%


$

545,626



53.2

%

White House Black Market

82,253



26.9



139,809



27.5



166,173



28.3



300,754



29.3


Soma

84,337



27.5



99,623



19.6



149,244



25.4



179,704



17.5


Total Net Sales

306,174



100.0



508,356



100.0



586,438



100.0



1,026,084



100.0


Cost of goods sold

261,408



85.4



339,734



66.8



552,767



94.3



666,631



65.0


Gross Margin

44,766



14.6



168,622



33.2



33,671



5.7



359,453



35.0


Selling, general and administrative expenses

107,304



35.0



170,983



33.7



237,475



40.5



356,391



34.7


Goodwill and intangible impairment



0.0





0.0



113,180



19.3





0.0


(Loss) Income from Operations

(62,538)



(20.4)



(2,361)



(0.5)



(316,984)



(54.1)



3,062



0.3


Interest (expense) income, net

(507)



(0.2)



52



0.0



(851)



(0.1)



54



0.0


(Loss) Income before Income Taxes

(63,045)



(20.6)



(2,309)



(0.5)



(317,835)



(54.2)



3,116



0.3


Income tax (benefit) provision

(16,200)



(5.3)





0.0



(92,700)



(15.8)



3,400



0.3


Net Loss

$

(46,845)



(15.3)

%


$

(2,309)



(0.5)

%


$

(225,135)



(38.4)

%


$

(284)



0.0

%

Per Share Data:
















Net loss per common share - basic

$

(0.40)





$

(0.02)





$

(1.95)





$




Net loss per common and common equivalent share – diluted

$

(0.40)





$

(0.02)





$

(1.95)





$




Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic

115,912





114,802





115,743





114,618




Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding – diluted

115,912





114,802





115,743





114,618




Dividends declared per share

$





$

0.0875





$

0.0900





$

0.2625




 

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)




August 1, 2020


February 1, 2020


August 3, 2019

ASSETS






Current Assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

$

103,765



$

63,972



$

99,634


Marketable securities, at fair value

20,742



63,893



63,446


Inventories

235,844



246,737



227,736


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

31,446



41,069



41,469


Income taxes receivable

85,940



7,131



6,450


Total Current Assets

477,737



422,802



438,735


Property and Equipment, net

271,750



315,382



337,049


Right of Use Assets

571,992



648,397



697,332


Other Assets:






Goodwill

16,360



96,774



96,774


Other intangible assets, net

6,164



38,930



38,930


Other assets, net

28,931



20,374



17,468


Total Other Assets

51,455



156,078



153,172



$

1,372,934



$

1,542,659



$

1,626,288








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current Liabilities:






Accounts payable

$

108,166



$

134,204



$

137,142


Current lease liabilities

218,691



157,043



158,866


Other current and deferred liabilities

111,318



114,498



108,861


Total Current Liabilities

438,175



405,745



404,869


Noncurrent Liabilities:






Long-term debt

149,000



42,500



50,000


Long-term lease liabilities

482,380



555,922



611,308


Other noncurrent and deferred liabilities

6,529



8,188



8,860


Deferred taxes

52



212



2,129


Total Noncurrent Liabilities

637,961



606,822



672,297


Commitments and Contingencies






Shareholders' Equity:






Preferred stock






Common stock

1,199



1,184



1,180


Additional paid-in capital

495,163



492,129



487,789


Treasury stock, at cost

(494,395)



(494,395)



(494,395)


Retained earnings

294,708



531,602



554,694


Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss)

123



(428)



(146)


Total Shareholders' Equity

296,798



530,092



549,122



$

1,372,934



$

1,542,659



$

1,626,288


 

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Statements

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)




Twenty-Six Weeks Ended


August 1, 2020


August 3, 2019

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




Net loss

$

(225,135)



$

(284)


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




Goodwill and intangible impairment

113,180




Inventory write-offs

54,308



6,232


Depreciation and amortization

33,613



46,826


Non-cash lease expense

100,710



106,961


Exit of frontline Canada operations

498




Right of use asset impairment

3,236




Loss on disposal and impairment of property and equipment, net

18,637



196


Deferred tax benefit

(6,756)



(2,639)


Share-based compensation expense

3,793



3,486


Changes in assets and liabilities:




Inventories

(44,926)



1,250


Prepaid expenses and other assets

2,743



(9,897)


Income tax receivable

(78,809)



5,465


Accounts payable

(26,300)



(16,509)


Accrued and other liabilities

(338)



(5,884)


Lease liability

(38,673)



(114,186)


Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(90,219)



21,017


Cash Flows from Investing Activities:




Purchases of marketable securities

(5,212)



(25,615)


Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

48,326



24,384


Purchases of property and equipment

(8,151)



(14,076)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

34,963



(15,307)


Cash Flows from Financing Activities:




Proceeds from borrowings

106,500




Payments on borrowings



(7,500)


Proceeds from issuance of common stock

251



392


Dividends paid

(10,701)



(20,633)


Payments of tax withholdings related to share-based awards

(995)



(2,484)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

95,055



(30,225)


Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(6)



21


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

39,793



(24,494)


Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of period

63,972



124,128


Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of period

$

103,765



$

99,634


 

Supplemental Detail on Net Loss Per Common Share Calculation

In accordance with accounting guidance, unvested share-based payment awards that include non-forfeitable rights to dividends, whether paid or unpaid, are considered participating securities. As a result, such awards are required to be included in the calculation of loss per common share pursuant to the "two-class" method. For the Company, participating securities are comprised entirely of unvested restricted stock awards granted prior to fiscal 2020 and performance-based restricted stock units ("PSUs") that have met their relevant performance criteria.

Net loss per share is determined using the two-class method when it is more dilutive than the treasury stock method. Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period, including participating securities. Diluted net loss per share reflects the dilutive effect of potential common shares from non-participating securities such as restricted stock awards granted after fiscal 2019, stock options, PSUs and restricted stock units. For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 and August 3, 2019, potential common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share to the extent they were antidilutive.

The following unaudited table sets forth the computation of net loss per basic and diluted share shown on the face of the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of loss (in thousands, except per share amounts):



Thirteen Weeks Ended


Twenty-Six Weeks Ended



August 1, 2020


August 3, 2019


August 1, 2020


August 3, 2019

Numerator









Net loss


$

(46,845)



$

(2,309)



$

(225,135)



$

(284)


Net income and dividends declared allocated to participating securities






(193)




Net loss available to common shareholders


$

(46,845)



$

(2,309)



$

(225,328)



$

(284)











Denominator









Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic


115,912



114,802



115,743



114,618


Dilutive effect of non-participating securities









Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding – diluted


115,912



114,802



115,743



114,618











Net loss per common share:









Basic


$

(0.40)



$

(0.02)



$

(1.95)



$


Diluted


$

(0.40)



$

(0.02)



$

(1.95)



$


 

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Store Count and Square Footage

Thirteen Weeks Ended August 1, 2020

(Unaudited)













May 2, 2020


New Stores


Closures


August 1, 2020



Store Count:










Chico's frontline boutiques

523





(3)



520




Chico's outlets

123







123




Chico's Canada

4





(4)






WHBM frontline boutiques

357





(3)



354




WHBM outlets

57





(1)



56




WHBM Canada

6





(6)






Soma frontline boutiques

244





(2)



242




Soma outlets

18







18




Total Chico's FAS, Inc.

1,332





(19)



1,313

























May 2, 2020


New Stores


Closures


Other Changes in SSF


August 1, 2020

Net Selling Square Footage (SSF):










Chico's frontline boutiques

1,424,322





(9,793)



2,437



1,416,966


Chico's outlets

309,921









309,921


Chico's Canada

9,695





(9,695)






WHBM frontline boutiques

837,390





(6,193)



(834)



830,363


WHBM outlets

119,690





(2,206)





117,484


WHBM Canada

15,588





(15,588)






Soma frontline boutiques

460,153





(3,259)



(288)



456,606


Soma outlets

34,329









34,329


Total Chico's FAS, Inc.

3,211,088





(46,734)



1,315



3,165,669



As of August 1, 2020, the Company's franchise operations consisted of 69 international retail locations in Mexico and 2 domestic airport locations.

 

 

Chico's FAS, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Store Count and Square Footage

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended August 1, 2020

(Unaudited)













February 1, 2020


New Stores


Closures


August 1, 2020



Store count:










Chico's frontline boutiques

525





(5)



520




Chico's outlets

123







123




Chico's Canada

4





(4)






WHBM frontline boutiques

362





(8)



354




WHBM outlets

59





(3)



56




WHBM Canada

6





(6)






Soma frontline boutiques

244





(2)



242




Soma outlets

18







18




Total Chico's FAS, Inc.

1,341





(28)



1,313

























February 1, 2020


New Stores


Closures


Other Changes in SSF


August 1, 2020

Net Selling Square Footage (SSF):










Chico's frontline boutiques

1,429,592





(15,063)



2,437



1,416,966


Chico's outlets

309,921









309,921


Chico's Canada

9,695





(9,695)






WHBM frontline boutiques

848,778





(17,581)



(834)



830,363


WHBM outlets

123,735





(6,504)



253



117,484


WHBM Canada

15,588





(15,588)






Soma frontline boutiques

460,153





(3,259)



(288)



456,606


Soma outlets

34,329









34,329


Total Chico's FAS, Inc.

3,231,791





(67,690)



1,568



3,165,669



As of August 1, 2020, the Company's franchise operations consisted of 69 international retail locations in Mexico and 2 domestic airport locations.

 

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