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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter July 2020
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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Vera Bradley (VRA) reported 2nd Quarter July 2020 earnings of $0.32 per share on revenue of $131.8 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.11 per share on revenue of $97.0 million. The Earnings Whisper number was for a loss of $0.06 per share. Revenue grew 10.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Vera Bradley, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets stylish functional accessories for women. Its products include handbags, accessories and travel and leisure items.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.32
Earnings Whisper
($0.06)
Consensus Estimate
($0.11)
Reported Revenue
$131.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$97.0 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Vera Bradley Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

Company posts second quarter GAAP EPS of $0.42 per diluted share and non-GAAP EPS, 
excluding certain items, of $0.32 per diluted share

Total revenue growth for the quarter of 10.0%,
driven by Pura Vida acquisition and strong Vera Bradley e-commerce performance

Company delivers meaningful gross margin rate improvement
and leverage on expenses for the quarter

Balance sheet remains strong,
with year-over-year increase in cash, cash equivalents, and investments to $77.1 million,
even after reducing borrowings on its ABL facility

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) (the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended August 1, 2020.      

Chief Executive Officer Rob Wallstrom noted, “I am extremely pleased with our second quarter results, which significantly exceeded our expectations and last year’s performance, despite facing the headwinds of COVID-19.  Our team proved that by remaining agile, focusing on innovation that enhances the customer experience – in product, marketing, and technology – and controlling what we can control, we can drive strong results and position ourselves to emerge a stronger company.   These results were delivered through the collaboration, tenacity, and ingenuity of our entire organization. 

“Total Company year-over-year second quarter revenues grew 10%, driven by the addition of Pura Vida for a full quarter and Vera Bradley e-commerce sales doubling, partially offset by a decrease in Vera Bradley store revenues due to COVID-19-related closures for a portion of the quarter.  At both Vera Bradley and Pura Vida, customers responded to new product launches and marketing initiatives, and cotton masks also drove meaningful revenue growth.  

“We significantly expanded our consolidated gross margin rate in the quarter through sales of cotton masks, product collaborations, careful inventory management, and tightly controlled promotional activity.  We carefully managed our expenses, achieving expense leverage in the quarter.”  

“Our balance sheet remains strong,” Wallstrom added.  “Even after paying $30 million down on our $60 million of credit facility borrowings during the quarter, our quarter end cash and investment balance totaled $77.1 million, once again highlighting our ability to generate solid free cash flow.”

Stores and E-Commerce

On May 5, 2020, the Company began reopening its Vera Bradley stores in a phased approach, with 58 out of 82 full-line stores and 64 of 65 factory stores opened by the end of June.  All factory stores and all but three full-line stores were reopened as of second quarter end, although with reduced hours, lower staffing levels, and greatly enhanced safety protocols. 

While the Company is making no assumptions of future performance based upon a limited number of days of sales data, the 133 existing stores that were open for the entire fiscal month of July, in the aggregate, generated approximately 70% of the prior year’s sales.  While traffic was typically down more than the sales level, increased conversion and units per transaction allowed us to significantly outperform the traffic trend. 

Wallstrom added, “Our e-commerce business (Vera Bradley and Pura Vida combined) was very strong in the quarter.  We know that the pandemic will have a lasting effect on the way consumers act and shop, and that our digital competencies will be even more important in this new environment.  Our acquisition of digitally-native Pura Vida, which resulted in e-commerce being a larger share of our total company revenues, along with our continued investments in Vera Bradley’s e-commerce site and infrastructure, has positioned us well for the future.”

VB Cares

Wallstrom noted, “Vera Bradley has always had a very strong stakeholder and ESG focus, and we again demonstrated those commitments during the quarter.  At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the Company wanted to help our communities by providing personal protective equipment to those in need.  As we began to reach scale, we wanted to give back to the frontline workers and decided to offer support to the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses.”  The Company contributed a percentage of each cotton mask sold through the end of July to support the nurses working tirelessly and bravely on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and was able to donate over $630,000 to the American Nurses Foundation.  Wallstrom added, “Our Associates are so thrilled to be able to support the health care workers fighting every day to treat those affected by the pandemic.  Thanks to our loyal customers for making this happen.” 

Wallstrom also commented, “We are so appreciative of all of our Associates and are especially thankful to those team members that have been on the front lines in our distribution center keeping our e-commerce business thriving and in our stores ensuring that our customers are safe and having great experiences.  We were delighted to provide a $500 bonus to our distribution center, store, and customer service Associates who worked full time in the second quarter (pro-rated for our full- and part-time Associates working a portion of the quarter) for their extraordinary hard work and dedication during this time.” 

Pura Vida Acquisition and Accounting

In the Company’s prior year second fiscal quarter (on July 16, 2019), Vera Bradley acquired a 75% interest in Creative Genius, Inc., which also operates under the name Pura Vida Bracelets (“Pura Vida”).  Financial results for Pura Vida have been consolidated beginning July 17, 2019, the first full day following the acquisition.  Prior period numbers have not been restated.  Any reference to the results of “Vera Bradley” in this release is to results of the stand-alone Vera Bradley business (comprised of the Vera Bradley Direct and Indirect segments) and excludes Pura Vida.  Any reference to the results of “Vera Bradley, Inc.” is to the combined results of Vera Bradley and Pura Vida.

Summary of Financial Performance for the Second Quarter

Consolidated net revenues totaled $131.8 million for the current year second quarter (which included $32.8 million of net revenues from Pura Vida), an increase of 10.0% over the $119.8 million in the prior year (which included $5.4 million of net revenues from Pura Vida).  Excluding Pura Vida, Vera Bradley net revenues totaled $99.0 million, a 13.5% decrease from $114.4 million in the prior year second quarter.  In the aggregate, Vera Bradley stores were closed approximately half of the second quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the current year second quarter, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income totaled $7.2 million, or $0.42 per diluted share.  These results included $3.7 million of net after tax charges, comprised of $1.5 million of intangible asset amortization, $1.1 million of expenses related to the re-platforming of Vera Bradley’s information technology systems (“Project Novus”), as well as $1.1 million for a change in the  income tax estimate related to the first quarter charges.  In addition, the Company increased the Vera Bradley, Inc. income used in the numerator of the earnings per share calculation as a result of the change in the cumulative Accounting Standard Codification (“ASC”) 480 measurement adjustment associated with the redeemable noncontrolling interest.  The increase in Vera Bradley, Inc.’s income totaled $6.8 million which resulted in a $0.20 benefit to diluted earnings per share for the current year second quarter.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these items, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated second quarter net income totaled $10.9 million, or $0.32 per diluted share.  This non-GAAP performance included $0.07 of diluted earnings per share attributable to Pura Vida

For the prior year second quarter, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income totaled $5.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share.  These results included $2.8 million of after-tax charges comprised of $2.3 million of Pura Vida acquisition-related expenses (including transaction costs, inventory step-up amortization, and intangible asset amortization) and $0.5 million of expenses related to Project Novus.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated second quarter net income totaled $8.7 million, or $0.25 per diluted share.   These non-GAAP results included approximately $0.01 of diluted earnings per share contributed by Pura Vida

Summary of Financial Performance for the Six Months

Consolidated net revenues totaled $201.1 million for the current year six months ended August 1, 2020, which included $54.0 million of net revenues from Pura Vida.  Excluding Pura Vida, Vera Bradley net revenues totaled $147.0 million compared to $205.4 million in the prior year six-month period ended August 3, 2019

For the current year six months, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net loss totaled ($8.1) million, or ($0.24) per diluted share.  These results included $8.8 million of net after tax charges, comprised of $2.7 million of impairment charges, $2.7 million of intangible asset amortization, $2.1 million of Project Novus expenses, $0.9 million of charges related to the cancellation of certain purchase orders as a result of COVID-19, a $0.2 million adjustment to the Pura Vida earn-out liability, and $0.2 million in certain department store exist costs resulting from COVID-19.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income for the current year six months totaled $0.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share.  This non-GAAP performance included $0.09 of diluted earnings per share attributable to Pura Vida

For the prior year six-month period, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income totaled $3.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.  These results included $3.5 million of after-tax charges comprised of $3.0 million of Pura Vida acquisition-related expenses (including transaction costs, inventory step-up amortization, and intangible asset amortization) and $0.5 million of Project Novus expenses.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income for the six months totaled $6.9 million, or $0.20 per diluted share.  These non-GAAP results included approximately $0.01 of diluted earnings per share contributed by Pura Vida

Non-GAAP Numbers

The current year non-GAAP second quarter income statement numbers referenced below exclude the previously outlined intangible asset amortization and Project Novus expenses.  The current year non-GAAP income statement numbers for the six months referenced below exclude the previously outlined impairment charges, intangible asset amortization, Project Novus expenses, charges related to the cancellation of certain purchase orders resulting from COVID-19, an adjustment to the Pura Vida earn-out liability, and certain department store exit costs resulting from COVID-19.  The prior year non-GAAP income statement numbers for the second quarter and six months referenced below exclude the previously outlined Pura Vida acquisition-related charges and Project Novus expenses. 

Second Quarter Details

Current year second quarter Vera Bradley Direct segment revenues totaled $81.2 million, a 13.9% decrease from $94.4 million in the prior year second quarter.  The decline primarily resulted from the Company’s stores that were temporarily closed as a result of COVID-19 for approximately half of the second quarter, partially offset by a 99.1% increase in e-commerce revenues for the quarter.  The Company closed 12 full-line stores and opened five factory outlet stores in the last twelve months. 

Vera Bradley Indirect segment revenues totaled $17.7 million, a 11.4% decrease from $20.0 million in the prior year second quarter, reflecting a reduction in orders primarily related to COVID-19 and in the number of specialty and department store accounts.

Pura Vida segment revenues totaled $32.8 million compared to $5.4 million in the prior year, which represented revenues for a partial period (post-acquisition).

Second quarter consolidated gross profit totaled $79.6 million, or 60.4% of net revenues, compared to $67.3 million, or 56.2% in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding inventory step-up amortization, gross profit totaled $68.4 million or 57.1% of net revenues in the prior year second quarter.  The Company significantly expanded its consolidated gross profit rate in the quarter through sales of cotton masks, product collaborations, careful inventory management, and tightly controlled promotional activity. 

Second quarter consolidated SG&A expense totaled $62.2 million, or 47.2% of net revenues, compared to $60.7 million, or 50.7% of net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously discussed intangible asset amortization and Project Novus expenses, consolidated SG&A expense totaled $58.6 million, or 44.5% of net revenues for the current year second quarter.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding Pura Vida acquisition-related charges (including transaction costs and intangible asset amortization) and Project Novus expenses, prior year SG&A expense totaled $57.8 million, or 48.2% of net revenues.  On a non-GAAP basis, Pura Vida contributed $13.5 million of SG&A expenses in the current year and $2.4 million in the prior year.  Excluding these additional Pura Vida expenses, Vera Bradley’s SG&A expenses were lower than the prior year primarily due to both temporary and permanent expense reductions related to COVID-19.

The Company’s consolidated operating income totaled $17.5 million, or 13.3% of net revenues, compared to $7.3 million, or 6.1% of net revenues, in the prior year second quarter.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously disclosed charges (intangible asset amortization and Project Novus expenses), current year consolidated operating income totaled $21.1 million, or 16.0%.  This compares to prior year consolidated operating income of $11.3 million, or 9.5% of net revenues, on a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously disclosed charges (Pura Vida transaction costs, inventory step-up amortization, intangible asset amortization and Project Novus expenses). 

By segment:

  • Vera Bradley Direct operating income was $22.8 million, or 28.1% of Direct net revenues, for the second quarter, compared to $22.1 million, or 23.5% of Direct net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding a portion of the Vera Bradley Project Novus expenses, current year Direct operating income totaled $23.8 million, or 29.3% of Direct revenues, an increase over $22.5 million, or 23.8% of Direct net revenues, in the prior year.
  • Vera Bradley Indirect operating income was $6.5 million, or 36.5% of Indirect net revenues, for the second quarter, compared to $7.2 million, or 35.8% of Indirect net revenues, in the prior year. 
  • Pura Vida’s operating income was $4.4 million, or 13.5% of Pura Vida net revenues, in the current year, compared to an operating loss of $(0.5) million, or (10.1%) of Pura Vida net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the Pura Vida acquisition-related charges (intangible asset amortization in both years and inventory step-up amortization in the prior year), Pura Vida’s operating income was $6.7 million, or 20.5% of Pura Vida net revenues, compared to $0.9 million, or 16.8% of Pura Vida net revenues, in the prior year.

Details for the Six Months

Vera Bradley Direct segment revenues for the current year six-month period totaled $118.1 million, a 28.7% decrease from $165.5 million in the prior year.  The decline primarily resulted from the Company’s stores that were temporarily closed as a result of COVID-19 for approximately half of the first and second quarters, partially offset by a 64.9% increase in e-commerce sales during the six-month period. 

Vera Bradley Indirect segment revenues for the six months totaled $29.0 million, a 27.4% decrease from $39.9 million in the prior year, reflecting a reduction in orders primarily related to COVID-19 and in the number of specialty and department store accounts.

Pura Vida segment revenues totaled $54.0 million compared to $5.4 million in the prior year, which represented revenues for a partial period (post-acquisition).

Consolidated gross profit for the six months totaled $113.8 million, or 56.6% of net revenues, compared to 117.8 million, or 55.9% of net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding charges for the cancellation of certain purchase orders resulting from COVID-19, current year gross profit totaled $115.1 million, or 57.3% of net revenues, compared to last year’s non-GAAP gross profit of $118.8 million, or 56.4 % of net revenues, which excluded inventory step-up amortization.  The Company expanded its consolidated gross profit rate for the period through sales of cotton masks, product collaborations, careful inventory management, and tightly controlled promotional activity. 

For the six months, consolidated SG&A expense totaled $121.9 million, or 60.6% of net revenues, compared to $115.0 million, or 54.6% of net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously outlined intangible asset amortization, impairment charges, Project Novus expenses, an adjustment to the Pura Vida earn-out liability, and certain department store exit costs, current year consolidated SG&A expense totaled $110.2 million, or 54.8% of net revenues.  This compared to $111.2 million, or 52.8% of net revenues, in the prior year on a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously discussed Pura Vida acquisition-related charges (including transaction costs and intangible asset amortization) and Project Novus expenses.  On a non-GAAP basis, Pura Vida contributed $23.7 million of SG&A expenses in the current year and $2.4 million in the prior year six months.

For the six months, the Company’s consolidated operating loss totaled ($8.1) million, or (4.0%) of net revenues, compared to consolidated operating income of $3.7 million, or 1.8% of net revenues, in the prior year six-month period.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously disclosed charges (intangible asset amortization, impairment charges, Project Novus expenses, charges related to the cancellation of certain purchase orders, an adjustment to the Pura Vida earn-out liability, and certain department store exit costs), the Company’s consolidated operating income was $4.9 million, or 2.5% of net revenues.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the previously disclosed charges (Pura Vida transaction costs, inventory step-up amortization, intangible asset amortization and Project Novus expenses), the Company’s consolidated operating income was $8.5 million, or 4.0% of net revenues, in the prior year.   

By segment:

  • Vera Bradley Direct operating income was $11.9 million, or 10.0% of net revenues, compared to $30.5 million, or 18.4% of Direct net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding impairment charges, a portion of the charges for the cancellation of purchase orders, and a portion of Project Novus expenses, the current year Direct operating income was $18.7 million, or 15.8% of Direct net revenues.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding a portion of the Vera Bradley Project Novus expenses, prior year Direct operating income was $30.8 million, or 18.6% of Direct net revenues.
  • Vera Bradley Indirect operating income was $9.2 million, or 31.9% of Indirect net revenues, compared to $14.9 million, or 37.3% of net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding certain department store exit costs and a portion of the charges for the cancellation of purchase orders, current year Indirect operating income totaled $9.6 million, or 33.2% of Indirect net revenues.
  • Pura Vida’s operating income was $3.6 million, or 6.7% of Pura Vida net revenues, for the current year, compared to an operating loss of ($0.5) million, or (10.1%) of Pura Vida net revenues, in the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the intangible asset amortization, Pura Vida’s operating income was $8.4 million, or 15.5% of Pura Vida net revenues, for the current year.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the Pura Vida acquisition-related charges (inventory step-up amortization and intangible asset amortization), Pura Vida’s operating income was $0.9 million, or 16.8% of Pura Vida net revenues, for the prior year.

Balance Sheet

Net capital spending for the second quarter and six months totaled $2.0 million and $4.3 million, respectively.  Capital expenditures are expected to total approximately $8 to $10 million for the year.

Cash, cash equivalents, and investments as of August 1, 2020 totaled $77.1 million compared to $70.5 million at the end of last year’s second quarter. The Company repaid $30.0 million of borrowings on its ABL credit facility during the second quarter and had $30.0 million of borrowings outstanding on the $75 million facility at quarter end. 

Quarter-end inventory was $136.2 million, compared to $130.7 million at the end of the second quarter last year.  The Company has cancelled certain orders of fall product due to COVID-19 and expects year-over-year future inventory to be relatively flat for the balance of the year. 

During the first quarter of this fiscal year, the Company’s board of directors temporarily suspended share repurchases, so no purchases were made during the second quarter.  At the end of the quarter, the Company had approximately $32.9 million remaining under its $50 million share repurchase authorization.

Forward-Looking Guidance

The continued uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 make Fiscal 2021 financial performance extremely difficult to predict.  As a result, the Company is not providing forward-looking guidance. 

Disclosure Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

The Company's management does not, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). Further, the non-GAAP measures utilized by the Company may be unique to the Company, as they may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

The Company believes that the non-GAAP measures presented in this earnings release, including gross profit; selling, general, and administrative expenses; operating income; net income; net income attributable and available to Vera Bradley, Inc.; and diluted net income per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders, along with the associated percentages of net revenues, are helpful to investors because they allow for a more direct comparison of the Company’s year-over-year performance and are consistent with management’s evaluation of business performance.  A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures can be found in the Company’s supplemental schedules included in this earnings release. 

Call Information

A conference call to discuss results for the second quarter is scheduled for today, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  A broadcast of the call will be available via Vera Bradley’s Investor Relations section of its website, www.verabradley.com.  Alternatively, interested parties may dial into the call at (800) 458-4121, and enter the access code 7723347.  A replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and remain available through September 16, 2020.  To access the recording, listeners should dial (844) 512-2921, and enter the access code 7723347.

About Vera Bradley, Inc.

Vera Bradley, Inc. operates two unique lifestyle brands – Vera Bradley and Pura Vida.  Vera Bradley and Pura Vida are complementary businesses, both with devoted, emotionally-connected, and multi-generational female customer bases; alignment as causal, comfortable, affordable, and fun brands; positioning as “gifting” and socially-connected brands; strong, entrepreneurial cultures; a keen focus on community, charity, and social consciousness; multi-channel distribution strategies; and talented leadership teams aligned and committed to the long-term success of their brands.

Vera Bradley, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a leading designer of women’s handbags, luggage and other travel items, fashion and home accessories, and unique gifts.  Founded in 1982 by friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, the brand is known for its innovative designs, iconic patterns, and brilliant colors that inspire and connect women unlike any other brand in the global marketplace.

In July 2019, Vera Bradley, Inc. acquired a 75% interest in Creative Genius, Inc., which also operates under the name Pura Vida Bracelets (“Pura Vida”).  Pura Vida, based in La Jolla, California, is a rapidly growing, digitally native, and highly engaging lifestyle brand founded in 2010 by friends Paul Goodman and Griffin ThallPura Vida has a differentiated and expanding offering of bracelets, jewelry, and other lifestyle accessories.

The Company has three reportable segments: Vera Bradley Direct (“VB Direct”), Vera Bradley Indirect (“VB Indirect”), and Pura Vida. The VB Direct business consists of sales of Vera Bradley products through Vera Bradley full-line and factory outlet stores in the United States, verabradley.com, the Vera Bradley online outlet site, and the Vera Bradley annual outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The VB Indirect business consists of sales of Vera Bradley products to approximately 2,100 specialty retail locations throughout the United States, as well as select department stores, national accounts, third party e-commerce sites, and third-party inventory liquidators, and royalties recognized through licensing agreements related to the Vera Bradley brand. The Pura Vida segment consists of sales of Pura Vida products through the Pura Vida websites, www.puravidabracelets.com, www.puravidabracelets.eu, and www.puravidabracelets.ca, and through the distribution of its products to wholesale retailers.

Website Information

We routinely post important information for investors on our website www.verabradley.com in the "Investor Relations" section.  We intend to use this webpage as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.  Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts.  The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our webpage is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

Investors and other interested parties may also access the Company’s most recent Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report outlining its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives at https://www.verabradley.com/us/static/customerservice/corporateresponsibility.

Vera Bradley Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that we expected, including: possible adverse changes in general economic conditions and their impact on consumer confidence and spending; possible inability to predict and respond in a timely manner to changes in consumer demand; possible loss of key management or design associates or inability to attract and retain the talent required for our business; possible inability to maintain and enhance our brand; possible inability to successfully implement Vision 20/20 long-term strategic plan; possible inability to successfully open new stores, close targeted stores, and/or operate current stores as planned; incremental tariffs or adverse changes in the cost of raw materials and labor used to manufacture our products; possible adverse effects resulting from a significant disruption in our single distribution facility; or business disruption caused by COVID-19.  Risks, uncertainties, and assumptions also include the possibility that Pura Vida acquisition benefits may not materialize as expected; that Pura Vida’s business may not perform as expected; and that the Company is unable to successfully implement integration strategies related to the acquisition.  More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.  Financial schedules are attached to this release.

CONTACTS:
Investors:
Julia Bentley, VP of Investor Relations and Communications
jbentley@verabradley.com
(260) 207-5116

Media:
mediacontact@verabradley.com
877-708-VERA (8372)

Vera Bradley, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
      
 August 1,
 2020
 February 1,
2020
 August 3,
 2019
Assets     
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$75,568  $49,917  $46,842 
Short-term investments 818   8,977   8,987 
Accounts receivable, net 28,306   24,290   28,183 
Inventories 136,219   123,606   130,718 
Income taxes receivable 5,326   1,043   994 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 14,742   10,956   10,483 
Total current assets 260,979   218,789   226,207 
      
Operating right-of-use assets 104,412   114,790   122,240 
Property, plant, and equipment, net 67,978   73,027   77,477 
Intangible assets, net 51,591   56,305   61,536 
Goodwill 44,254   44,254   41,310 
Long-term investments 729   14,912   14,652 
Deferred income taxes 5,896   7,656   7,304 
Other assets 6,245   5,328   2,593 
Total assets$542,084  $535,061  $553,319 
      
Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest, and Shareholders' Equity     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable$26,994  $20,235  $30,094 
Accrued employment costs 11,028   11,412   11,247 
Short-term operating lease liabilities 25,504   21,347   21,610 
Earn-out liability -   18,448   20,854 
Other accrued liabilities 18,511   13,850   20,512 
Income taxes payable 203   2,113   696 
Total current liabilities 82,240   87,405   105,013 
      
Long-term operating lease liabilities 105,163   113,775   122,213 
Long-term debt 30,000   -   - 
Other long-term liabilities 1,253   62   92 
Total liabilities 218,656   201,242   227,318 
      
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 29,654   30,049   31,650 
Shareholders' equity:     
Additional paid-in-capital 101,112   100,357   96,958 
Retained earnings 299,724   307,414   295,247 
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (2)  158   121 
Treasury stock (107,060)  (104,159)  (97,975)
Total shareholders' equity of Vera Bradley, Inc. 293,774   303,770   294,351 
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest, and shareholders' equity$542,084  $535,061  $553,319 
      


Vera Bradley, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
        
        
 Thirteen Weeks Ended Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
 August 1,
2020
 August 3,
2019
 August 1,
2020
 August 3,
2019
        
Net revenues$131,770 $119,785  $201,054  $210,788 
Cost of sales 52,149  52,452   87,245   92,987 
Gross profit 79,621  67,333   113,809   117,801 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 62,155  60,745   121,937   115,042 
Other income 33  760   53   944 
Operating income (loss) 17,499  7,348   (8,075)  3,703 
Interest expense (income), net 485  (375)  557   (822)
Income (loss) before income taxes 17,014  7,723   (8,632)  4,525 
Income tax expense (benefit) 8,687  2,005   (1,422)  1,212 
Net income (loss) 8,327  5,718   (7,210)  3,313 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest 1,111  (136)  911   (136)
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc.$7,216 $5,854  $(8,121) $3,449 
        
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding 33,403  34,178   33,367   34,203 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding 33,693  34,380   33,367   34,476 
        
Basic net income (loss) per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$0.42 $0.17  $(0.24) $0.10 
Diluted net income (loss) per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$0.42 $0.17  $(0.24) $0.10 
        
Reconciliation of net income (loss) available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders       
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc.$7,216 $5,854  $(8,121) $3,449 
Excess portion of redeemable noncontrolling interest redemption value adjustment 6,800  -   -   - 
Net income (loss) available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$14,016 $5,854  $(8,121) $3,449 
        


Vera Bradley, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
    
    
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
 August 1,
2020
 August 3,
2019
Cash flows from operating activities   
Net (loss) income$(7,210) $3,313 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation of property, plant, and equipment 8,380   8,663 
Impairment charges 3,806   - 
Amortization of operating right-of-use assets 10,843   10,813 
Amortization of intangible assets 4,714   415 
Provision for doubtful accounts 1,622   61 
Stock-based compensation 1,310   2,493 
Deferred income taxes 1,760   (512)
Loss (gain) on investments 13   (178)
Adjustment of earn-out liability 229   - 
Other non-cash (gain) charges, net (22)  131 
Changes in assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable (6,631)  (4,807)
Inventories (12,613)  (11,494)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (4,703)  (1,269)
Accounts payable 7,070   9,393 
Income taxes (6,193)  (1,652)
Operating lease liabilities, net (7,726)  (12,917)
Accrued and other liabilities 5,274   (1,362)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (77)  1,091 
    
Cash flows from investing activities    
Purchases of property, plant, and equipment (4,272)  (8,089)
Purchases of investments (851)  (10,111)
Proceeds from maturities and sales of investments 23,031   29,798 
Cash received (paid) for business acquisition, net of cash acquired 993   (73,010)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 18,901   (61,412)
    
Cash flows from financing activities    
Tax withholdings for equity compensation (555)  (1,107)
Repurchase of common stock (3,077)  (5,244)
Distributions to redeemable noncontrolling interest (875)  - 
Borrowings under asset-based revolving credit agreement 60,000   - 
Repayment of borrowings under asset-based revolving credit agreement (30,000)  - 
Payment of contingent consideration for business acquisition (18,677)  - 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 6,816   (6,351)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 11   21 
    
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents$25,651  $(66,651)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 49,917   113,493 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$75,568  $46,842 
    
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information   
Cash paid for income taxes, net$3,009  $3,328 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activity   
Non-cash operating, investing, and financing activities   
Repurchase of common stock   
Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of August 1, 2020 and August 3, 2019$-  $89 
Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of February 1, 2020 and February 2, 2019$176  $197 
Purchases of property, plant, and equipment   
Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of August 1, 2020 and August 3, 2019$618  $453 
Expenditures incurred but not yet paid as of February 1, 2020 and February 2, 2019$559  $1,065 
Contingent consideration related to business acquisition$-  $20,854 
    


Vera Bradley, Inc.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2021
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended August 1, 2020
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 Thirteen Weeks Ended 
 As Reported Redemption
Value
 Adjustment
6
 Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
 
Gross profit$79,621  $- $-  $79,621  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 62,155   -  3,552 1 58,603  
Operating income (loss) 17,499   -  (3,552)  21,051  
Income (loss) before income taxes 17,014   -  (3,552)  20,566  
Income tax expense 8,687   -  677 2 8,010  
Net income (loss) 8,327   -  (4,229)  12,556  
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest 1,111   -  (568)  1,679  
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc. 7,216   -  (3,661)  10,877  
Diluted net income (loss) per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$0.42  $0.20 $(0.11) $0.32  
         
Vera Bradley Direct segment operating income (loss)$22,822  $- $(970)3$23,792  
Vera Bradley Indirect segment operating income$6,477  $- $-  $6,477  
Pura Vida segment operating income (loss)$4,445  $- $(2,274)4$6,719  
Unallocated corporate expenses$(16,245) $- $(308)5$(15,937) 
         
1Items include $2,274 for the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets and $1,278 for technology-related re-platforming charges including certain professional fees and accelerated depreciation 
2Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above, along with a change in estimate related to the first quarter other items 
3Related to $970 for technology re-platforming charges 
4Related to the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets 
5Related to $308 for technology re-platforming charges 
6Related to a $6.8 million increase in the income available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders associated with the excess portion of the ASC 480 adjustment for the redeemable noncontrolling interest of Pura Vida; this adjustment impacts the Company’s net income per share calculations only 




Vera Bradley, Inc.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2020
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended August 3, 2019
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 Thirteen Weeks Ended 
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
 
Gross profit (loss)$67,333  $(1,033)1$68,366  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 60,745   2,963 2 57,782  
Operating income (loss) 7,348   (3,996)  11,344  
Income (loss) before income taxes 7,723   (3,996)  11,719  
Income tax expense (benefit) 2,005   (781)3 2,786  
Net income (loss) 5,718   (3,215)  8,933  
Less: Net (loss) income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest (136)  (362)  226  
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc. 5,854   (2,853)  8,707  
Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc.$0.17  $(0.08) $0.25  
       
Vera Bradley Direct segment operating income (loss)$22,137  $(333)4$22,470  
Vera Bradley Indirect segment operating income$7,162  $-  $7,162  
Pura Vida segment operating (loss) income$(542) $(1,448)5$906  
Unallocated corporate expenses$(21,409) $(2,215)6$(19,194) 
       
1Related to a purchase accounting adjustment for the amortization of the step-up in inventory basis associated with the acquisition of Pura Vida   
2Items include $1,884 for Pura Vida transaction costs; $664 for technology-related re-platforming charges including certain professional fees and accelerated depreciation; 
and $415 for the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets associated with the acquisition of Pura Vida     
3Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above      
4Related to technology re-platforming charges      
5Related to the purchase accounting adjustments for the Pura Vida acquisition, including the amortization of the step-up in inventory basis   
and the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets      
6Related to $1,884 for Pura Vida transaction costs and $331 for technology re-platforming charges     


Vera Bradley, Inc.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Twenty-Six Weeks Ended August 1, 2020
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended 
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
 
Gross profit (loss)$                 113,809  $                    (1,320)1$                 115,129  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses                    121,937                        11,700 2                    110,237  
Operating (loss) income                      (8,075)                      (13,020)                         4,945  
(Loss) income before income taxes                      (8,632)                      (13,020)                         4,388  
Income tax (benefit) expense                      (1,422)                       (3,053)3                        1,631  
Net (loss) income                      (7,210)                       (9,967)                         2,757  
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest                           911                        (1,178)                         2,089  
Net (loss) income attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc.                      (8,121)                       (8,789)                            668  
Diluted net (loss) income per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$                     (0.24) $                     (0.26) $                       0.02  
       
Vera Bradley Direct segment operating income (loss)$                   11,857  $                    (6,842)4$                   18,699  
Vera Bradley Indirect segment operating income (loss)$                     9,233  $                      (387)5$                     9,620  
Pura Vida segment operating income (loss)$                     3,644  $                    (4,714)6$                     8,358  
Unallocated corporate expenses$                  (32,809) $                    (1,077)7$                  (31,732) 
       
1Related to charges for the cancellation of certain purchase orders as a result of COVID-19 
2Items include $4,714 for the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets; $3,806 for store impairment charges; $2,738 for technology-related re-platforming charges including certain professional fees and accelerated depreciation; $229 for an adjustment upon payment of the earn-out liability; and $213 in certain department store exit costs as a result of COVID-19 
3Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above 
4Related to $3,806 for impairment charges; $1,146 for an allocation of charges for the cancellation of purchase orders; and $1,890 for technology re-platforming charges 
5Related to $213 in certain department store exit costs and $174 for an allocation of charges for the cancellation of purchase orders 
6Related to the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets 
7Related to $848 for technology re-platforming charges and $229 for an adjustment upon payment of the earn-out liability 


Vera Bradley, Inc.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Twenty-Six Weeks Ended August 3, 2019
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended 
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
 
Gross profit (loss)$                 117,801  $                    (1,033)1$                 118,834  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses                    115,042                          3,800 2                    111,242  
Operating income (loss)                        3,703                        (4,833)                         8,536  
Income (loss) before income taxes                        4,525                        (4,833)                         9,358  
Income tax expense (benefit)                        1,212                           (985)3                        2,197  
Net income (loss)                        3,313                        (3,848)                         7,161  
Less: Net (loss) income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest                         (136)                          (362)                            226  
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc.                        3,449                        (3,486)                         6,935  
Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc.$                       0.10  $                     (0.10) $                       0.20  
       
Vera Bradley Direct segment operating income (loss)$                   30,497  $                      (333)4$                   30,830  
Vera Bradley Indirect segment operating income$                   14,869  $                          -    $                   14,869  
Pura Vida segment operating (loss) income$                      (542) $                    (1,448)5$                        906  
Unallocated corporate expenses$                  (41,121) $                    (3,052)6$                  (38,069) 
       
1Related to a purchase accounting adjustment for the amortization of the step-up in inventory basis associated with the acquisition of Pura Vida   
2Items include $2,721 for Pura Vida transaction costs; $664 for technology-related re-platforming charges including certain professional fees and accelerated depreciation; 
and $415 for the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets associated with the acquisition of Pura Vida     
3Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above      
4Related to technology re-platforming charges      
5Related to the purchase accounting adjustments for the Pura Vida acquisition, including the amortization of the step-up in inventory basis   
and the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets      
6Related to $2,721 for Pura Vida transaction costs and $331 for technology re-platforming charges     

 


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