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Sep 11, 2020 8:12 AM ET

Zumiez Inc. Announces Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Results




iCrowd Newswire - Sep 11, 2020

Zumiez Inc. reported results for the second quarter ended August 1, 2020.

Total net sales for the second quarter ended August 1, 2020 (13 weeks) increased 9.6% to $250.4 million from $228.4 million in the quarter ended August 3, 2019 (13 weeks). Due to store closures, stores were open for 73.4% of the second quarter of 2020 measured as the total number of store days open in the quarter divided by the total number of store days available. For the stores that were open, comparable sales for the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2020 increased 37.3% compared to the same period a year ago.  Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $25.4 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, compared to net income of $9.0 million, or $0.36 per diluted share in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year.

Total net sales for the six months (26 weeks) ended August 1, 2020 decreased 12.1% to $388.2 million from $441.4 million reported for the six months (26 weeks) ended August 3, 2019. Net income for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was $4.3 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to net income for the first six months of the prior fiscal year of $9.8 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.

At August 1, 2020, the Company had cash and current marketable securities of $299.1 million compared to cash and current marketable securities of $188.6 million at August 3, 2019. The increase in cash and current marketable securities was driven by cash generated through operations including deferment of $41.5 million composed of landlord payments, lower inventory levels, extended vendor terms and deferred payroll tax payments as well as net income improvements related to abatements, credits and expense reductions. This increase was partially offset by $13.4 million of share repurchases through the Company’s stock buyback program prior to our stores closing due to COVID-19 and other planned capital expenditures.
 
Rick Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Zumiez Inc., stated, “Our teams did a remarkable job serving our customers and delivering these second quarter results during the most challenging operating environment in the Company’s history. As an organization, we successfully executed a quick and safe reopening of the majority of our stores in the quarter, while continuing to lean heavily on our omni platforms to fulfill strong demand for our distinct merchandise offering. Our recent performance amidst the pandemic underscores the strength of our brand and culture and speaks to the ability of our business model to adapt to changes in purchasing behavior while continuing to drive strong earnings growth and cash generation.  With close to $300 million in cash and no debt on our balance sheet, we are set up well to navigate whatever headwinds arise over the coming quarters and emerge from this crisis positioned to accelerate market share in each of our geographies.”

Third Quarter-To-Date sales
The Company is providing quarter-to-date sales through Labor Day, Monday September 7th, as this time period is more comparable to the prior year given the shift in the Labor Day holiday. Total third quarter-to-date sales for the 37 days ending September 7, 2020 were down approximately 14%, compared with the same 37 day time period in the prior year ended September 9, 2019. Total comparable sales for the 37 day period ending September 7, 2020 were down 5.1%. By channel, open store comparable sales decreased 10.7% and e-commerce sales increased 27.4%.

Store Re-Opening Update
The Company ended the second quarter with 645 or 89.6% of our 720 stores open with the primary closures being in California and Australia due to government mandates. As of Labor Day September 7, 2020, 35 stores or 4.9% of the store base remained closed. All stores are operating under enhanced measures to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers, including

Outlook
Due to the fast-moving nature of this situation and the uncertainty of impacts on revenue and costs, the Company previously withdrew its full year fiscal 2020 guidance. The Company is not providing an updated outlook at this time for the third quarter or the year.

Conference Call Information
A conference call will be held today to discuss second quarter fiscal 2020 results and will be webcast at 5:00 p.m. ET on http://ir.zumiez.com. Participants may also dial (574) 990-9934 followed by the conference identification code of 8269508.

About Zumiez Inc.

Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women who want to express their individuality through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear, and other unique lifestyles. As of August 29, 2020, we operated 720 stores, including 607 in the United States, 52 in Canada, 49 in Europe and 12 in Australia. We operate under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times. Additionally, we operate ecommerce web sites at zumiez.com, zumiez.ca, blue-tomato.com and fasttimes.com.au.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release and oral statements relating thereto made from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the Company’s future financial performance, brand and product category diversity, ability to adjust product mix, integration of acquired businesses, growing customer demand for our products and new store openings. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, those described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Company Contact:
Darin White
Director of Finance &
Investor Relations
Zumiez Inc.
(425) 551-1500, ext. 1337

Investor Contact:
ICR
Brendon Frey
(203) 682-8200



Contact Information:

ICR
Brendon Frey
(203) 682-8200








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