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Burlington Stores, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2023 Earnings

  • Comparable store sales increased 6% versus our guidance of 5% to 7%
  • On a GAAP basis, net income was $49 million, and diluted EPS was $0.75
  • On a non-GAAP basis Adjusted EPS was $0.98 versus our guidance of $0.86 to $1.01
  • Excluding expenses associated with the acquisition of Bed Bath & Beyond leases, Adjusted EPS was $1.10 versus our guidance of $0.97 to $1.12

BURLINGTON, N.J., Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL), a nationally recognized off-price retailer of high-quality, branded apparel, footwear, accessories, and merchandise for the home at everyday low prices, today announced its results for the third quarter ended October 28, 2023.  

Michael O’Sullivan, CEO, stated, “We were pleased with our performance during the third quarter. We had a strong trend in August and September, and this drove 6% comparable store sales growth for the full quarter despite the negative impact of unseasonably warm weather in October. This trend together with strong merchandise margins delivered earnings at the high end of expectations.”

Mr. O’Sullivan continued, “November is off to a solid start, helped by cooler weather at the beginning of the month. We feel very good about how we are set up for Holiday. That said, the critical high-volume weeks are still ahead of us, and we recognize that there is a lot of uncertainty in the external environment, so we are maintaining our previously issued Q4 guidance.”

Mr. O’Sullivan added, “Right now our 2024 working assumption is for total sales growth of approximately 11% vs. 2023. This is driven by our expectations for 2% comp sales growth plus 100 net new store openings. Based on these growth rates, we would expect to be able to achieve about 50 basis points of adjusted EBIT margin expansion vs. 2023. We will provide formal guidance in March 2024.”

Mr. O’Sullivan concluded, “Looking further ahead, we are excited about the potential for our business over the next several years. We have a significant total sales growth opportunity driven by our new store program and comp sales growth, as well as meaningful operating margin expansion potential. We believe our strategic initiatives have the potential to drive significant sales and earnings growth for Burlington in the years ahead.”

Fiscal 2023 Third Quarter Operating Results (for the 13-week period ended October 28, 2023, compared with the 13-week period ended October 29, 2022)

  • Total sales increased 12% compared to the third quarter of Fiscal 2022 to $2,285 million, while comparable store sales increased 6% compared to the third quarter of Fiscal 2022.
  • Gross margin rate as a percentage of net sales was 43.2% vs. 41.2% for the third quarter of Fiscal 2022, an increase of 200 basis points. Merchandise margin improved by 150 basis points and freight expense improved 50 basis points.
  • Product sourcing costs, which are included in selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A), were $200 million vs. $177 million in the third quarter of Fiscal 2022. Product sourcing costs primarily include the costs of processing goods through our supply chain and buying costs.
  • SG&A was 36.2% as a percentage of net sales vs. 35.7% in the third quarter of Fiscal 2022, higher by 50 basis points. Adjusted SG&A was 27.3% as a percentage of net sales vs. 26.8% in the third quarter of Fiscal 2022, an increase of 50 basis points.  
  • The effective tax rate was 27.4% vs. 26.4% in the third quarter of Fiscal 2022. The Adjusted Effective Tax Rate was 25.0% vs. 26.7% in the third quarter of Fiscal 2022.
  • Net income was $49 million, or $0.75 per share vs. $17 million, or $0.26 per share for the third quarter of Fiscal 2022. Adjusted Net Income was $64 million, or $0.98 per share, vs. $28 million, or $0.43 per share for the third quarter of Fiscal 2022. Adjusted Net Income, excluding approximately $10 million of expenses associated with the acquisition of Bed Bath & Beyond leases, was $71 million, or $1.10 per share for the third quarter.
  • Diluted weighted average shares outstanding amounted to 64.8 million during the quarter compared with 65.5 million during the third quarter of Fiscal 2022.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $176 million vs. $123 million in the third quarter of Fiscal 2022, an increase of 170 basis points over the prior year quarter as a percentage of sales. Adjusted EBIT was $99 million vs. $55 million in the third quarter of Fiscal 2022, an increase of 170 basis points as a percentage of sales. Adjusted EBIT, excluding approximately $10 million of expenses associated with the acquisition of Bed Bath & Beyond leases, was $109 million.

First Nine Months of Fiscal 2023 Results

  • Total sales increased 11% compared to the first nine months of Fiscal 2022. Net income increased 150% compared to the same period in Fiscal 2022 to $112 million, or $1.73 per share vs. $0.68 per share in the prior period. Adjusted EBIT increased by $97 million compared to the first nine months of Fiscal 2022, to $254 million, an increase of 120 basis points as a percentage of sales. Adjusted Net Income of $158 million increased 81% vs. the prior period, while Adjusted EPS was $2.43 vs. $1.32 in the prior period, an increase of 84%.

Inventory

  • Merchandise inventories were $1,329 million vs. $1,445 million at the end of the third quarter of Fiscal 2022, an 8% decrease, while comparable store inventories increased 2% compared to the third quarter of Fiscal 2022. Reserve inventory was 30% of total inventory at the end of the third quarter of Fiscal 2023 compared to 31% at the end of the third quarter of Fiscal 2022. Reserve inventory is largely composed of merchandise that is purchased opportunistically and that will be sent to stores in future months or next season.  

Liquidity and Debt

  • The Company ended the third quarter of Fiscal 2023 with $1,440 million in liquidity, comprised of $616 million in unrestricted cash and $824 million in availability on its ABL facility.
  • During the third quarter of Fiscal 2023, the Company exchanged $241 million in aggregate principal amount of its 2.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (2025 Convertible Notes) for $255 million in aggregate principal amount of its 1.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2027 (2027 Convertible Notes). The Company also issued $42 million in aggregate principal amount of 2027 Convertible Notes in a private placement to certain investors.
  • The Company ended the third quarter with $1,412 million in outstanding total debt, including $940 million on its Term Loan facility, $453 million in Convertible Notes, and no borrowings on its ABL facility.

Common Stock Repurchases

  • During the third quarter of Fiscal 2023 the Company repurchased 348,948 shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program for $52 million. As of the end of the third quarter of Fiscal 2023, the Company had an aggregate of $718 million remaining under its share repurchase authorizations.

Outlook
For the full Fiscal Year 2023 (the 53-weeks ending February 3, 2024), the Company now expects:  

  • Total sales to increase approximately 11%, which includes approximately 2% from the 53rd week, on top of a 7% decrease in Fiscal 2022; this assumes comparable store sales will increase approximately 3%, on top of the 13% decrease during Fiscal 2022;
  • Capital expenditures, net of landlord allowances, to be approximately $560 million;
  • To open approximately 80 net new stores;
  • Depreciation and amortization, exclusive of favorable lease costs, to be approximately $310 million;
  • Adjusted EBIT margin to increase 70 to 80 basis points versus last year; this Adjusted EBIT margin increase includes approximately $18 million of anticipated expenses related to the recently acquired Bed Bath & Beyond leases. Excluding these incremental expenses, Adjusted EBIT margin is expected to increase 90 to 100 basis points versus last year;
  • Net interest expense to be approximately $60 million;
  • An effective tax rate of approximately 26%; and
  • Adjusted EPS to be in the range of $5.52 to $5.67, which includes $0.20 of expected incremental expenses associated with the recently acquired Bed Bath & Beyond leases. Excluding these expenses, Adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $5.72 to $5.87. This assumes a fully diluted share count of approximately 65 million, as compared to Fiscal 2022 diluted EPS of $3.49 and Adjusted EPS of $4.26. These Adjusted EPS amounts include an expected benefit from the 53rd week of approximately $0.05 per share.

For the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2023 (the 13 weeks ending January 27, 2024), the Company expects:

  • Total sales to increase in the range of 5% to 7%; this assumes comparable store sales to be in the range of -2% to 0% versus the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2022;
  • Adjusted EBIT margin to be in the range of a decrease of 10 to an increase of 20 basis points versus the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2022; this EBIT margin increase includes approximately $5 million of expenses related to the recently acquired Bed Bath & Beyond leases. Excluding these expenses, adjusted EBIT margin is expected to increase 0 to 40 basis points;
  • An effective tax rate of approximately 27%; and
  • Adjusted EPS in the range of $3.04 to $3.19, as compared to $2.83 in diluted EPS and $2.96 in Adjusted EPS last year. This includes $0.06 per share of expected incremental expenses associated with the recently acquired Bed Bath & Beyond leases. Excluding these expenses, adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $3.10 to $3.25.
  • When including the $0.05 benefit from the 53rd week, adjusted EPS is expected to be in the range of $3.15 to $3.30.

The Company has not presented a quantitative reconciliation of certain forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures set out above to their most comparable GAAP financial measures because it would require the Company to create estimated ranges on a GAAP basis, which would entail unreasonable effort. Adjustments required to reconcile forward-looking non-GAAP measures cannot be predicted with reasonable certainty but may include, among others, costs related to debt amendments, loss on extinguishment of debt, and impairment charges, as well as the tax effect of such items. Some or all of those adjustments could be significant.

Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The foregoing discussion of the Company’s operating results includes references to Adjusted SG&A, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Earnings per Share (or Adjusted EPS), Adjusted EBIT (or Operating Margin), and Adjusted Effective Tax Rate. The Company believes these supplemental measures are useful in evaluating the performance of our business and provide greater transparency into our results of operations. In particular, we believe that excluding certain items that may vary substantially in frequency and magnitude from what we consider to be our core operating results are useful supplemental measures that assist investors and management in evaluating our ability to generate earnings and leverage sales, and to more readily compare core operating results between past and future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most comparable GAAP measures later in this document.  

From time to time when discussing its comparable store sales trends, the Company references its geometric stack, which is defined as a stacked comparable sales growth rate that accounts for the compounding of comparable store sales from Fiscal 2019 to Fiscal 2023.

Third Quarter 2023 Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call on November 21, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the Company’s third quarter results and longer term expectations for the business. The U.S. toll free dial-in for the conference call is 1-800-715-9871 (passcode: 3725256) and the international dial-in number is 1-646-307-1963. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.burlingtoninvestors.com.

For those unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available after the conclusion of the call on November 21, 2023 beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET through November 28, 2023 11:59 p.m. ET. The U.S. toll-free replay dial-in number is 1-800-770-2030 and the international replay dial-in number is 1-609-800-9909. The replay passcode is 3725256.

About Burlington Stores, Inc.

Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with Fiscal 2022 net sales of $8.7 billion. The Company is a Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BURL.” The Company operated 977 stores as of the end of the third quarter of Fiscal 2023, in 46 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores. The Company’s stores offer an extensive selection of in-season, fashion-focused merchandise at up to 60% off other retailers' prices, including women’s ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, baby, beauty, footwear, accessories, home, toys, gifts and coats.

For more information about the Company, visit www.burlington.com.

Investor Relations Contacts:
David J. Glick
Daniel Delrosario
855-973-8445
Info@BurlingtonInvestors.com

Allison Malkin
ICR, Inc.
203-682-8225

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including those about our long-term prospects, the effects of our Burlington 2.0 initiatives, the economic environment, expected sales trend and market share and supply chain plans, as well as statements describing our outlook for future periods, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements discuss our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements, except as required by law, even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized. If we do update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be made that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those we expected, including general economic conditions, such as inflation, and the domestic and international political situation and the related impact on consumer confidence and spending; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and actions taken to slow its spread and the related impacts on economic activity, financial markets, labor markets and the global supply chain; competitive factors, including pricing and promotional activities of major competitors and an increase in competition within the markets in which we compete; seasonal fluctuations in our net sales, operating income and inventory levels; the reduction in traffic to, or the closing of, the other destination retailers in the shopping areas where our stores are located; our ability to identify changing consumer preferences and demand; unseasonable weather conditions caused by climate change or otherwise adversely impacting demand; natural and man-made disasters, including fire, snow and ice storms, flood, hail, hurricanes and earthquakes; our ability to successfully implement one or more of our strategic initiatives and growth plans; our ability to execute our opportunistic buying and inventory management process; the availability of desirable store locations on suitable terms; the availability, selection and purchasing of attractive merchandise on favorable terms; our ability to attract, train and retain quality employees and temporary personnel in appropriate numbers; labor costs and our ability to manage a large workforce; the solvency of parties with whom we do business and their willingness to perform their obligations to us; import risks, including tax and trade policies, tariffs and government regulations; domestic and international events affecting the delivery of merchandise to our stores; unforeseen cyber-related problems or attacks; payment-related risks; our ability to effectively generate sufficient levels of customer awareness and traffic through our advertising and marketing programs; damage to our corporate reputation or brand; issues with merchandise safety and shrinkage; lack of or insufficient insurance coverage; the impact of current and future laws and the interpretation of such laws; the impact of increasingly rigorous privacy and data security regulations; any unforeseen material loss or casualty or the existence of adverse litigation; use of social media in violation of applicable laws and regulations; our substantial level of indebtedness and related debt-service obligations; consequences of the failure to comply with covenants in our debt agreements; possible conversion of our 2025 Convertible Notes and 2027 Convertible Notes; the availability of adequate financing; and each of the factors that may be described from time to time in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For each of these factors, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.

BURLINGTON STORES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(unaudited)
(All amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 
  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
  October 28,  October 29,  October 28,  October 29, 
  2023  2022  2023  2022 
REVENUES:            
Net sales $2,284,673  $2,035,927  $6,587,912  $5,945,459 
Other revenue  4,673   4,760   13,197   12,862 
Total revenue  2,289,346   2,040,687   6,601,109   5,958,321 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:            
Cost of sales  1,297,805   1,198,126   3,795,661   3,546,340 
Selling, general and administrative expenses  826,822   726,926   2,357,736   2,092,756 
Costs related to debt amendments        97    
Depreciation and amortization  76,087   67,634   219,749   201,908 
Impairment charges - long-lived assets  814   10,599   6,367   17,556 
Other income - net  (12,384)  (2,828)  (27,549)  (18,833)
Loss on extinguishment of debt  13,630      38,274   14,657 
Interest expense  19,680   17,412   58,570   47,454 
Total costs and expenses  2,222,454   2,017,869   6,448,905   5,901,838 
Income before income tax expense  66,892   22,818   152,204   56,483 
Income tax expense  18,341   6,035   40,013   11,560 
Net income $48,551  $16,783  $112,191  $44,923 
             
Diluted net income per common share $0.75  $0.26  $1.73  $0.68 
             
Weighted average common shares - diluted  64,802   65,504   65,024   66,058 



BURLINGTON STORES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(All amounts in thousands)

 
  October 28,  January 28,  October 29, 
  2023  2023  2022 
ASSETS         
Current assets:         
Cash and cash equivalents $615,863  $872,623  $428,583 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents     6,582   6,582 
Accounts receivable—net  91,579   71,091   80,641 
Merchandise inventories  1,329,129   1,181,982   1,445,087 
Assets held for disposal  23,299   19,823   7,054 
Prepaid and other current assets  154,962   131,691   131,834 
Total current assets  2,214,832   2,283,792   2,099,781 
Property and equipment—net  1,767,626   1,668,005   1,666,523 
Operating lease assets  3,130,574   2,945,932   2,951,614 
Goodwill and intangible assets—net  285,064   285,064   285,064 
Deferred tax assets  2,870   3,205   3,643 
Other assets  92,734   83,599   94,885 
Total assets $7,493,700  $7,269,597  $7,101,510 
          
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY         
Current liabilities:         
Accounts payable $939,658  $955,793  $953,680 
Current operating lease liabilities  412,303   401,111   391,056 
Other current liabilities  588,645   541,413   520,145 
Current maturities of long term debt  13,970   13,634   13,528 
Total current liabilities  1,954,576   1,911,951   1,878,409 
Long term debt  1,397,618   1,462,072   1,464,563 
Long term operating lease liabilities  2,982,549   2,825,292   2,828,574 
Other liabilities  70,572   69,386   68,687 
Deferred tax liabilities  237,909   205,991   222,549 
Stockholders' equity  850,476   794,905   638,728 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $7,493,700  $7,269,597  $7,101,510 



BURLINGTON STORES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
(All amounts in thousands)

 
  Nine Months Ended 
  October 28,  October 29, 
  2023  2022 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES      
Net income $112,191  $44,923 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities      
Depreciation and amortization  219,749   201,908 
Deferred income taxes  27,254   (12,339)
Loss on extinguishment of debt  38,274   14,657 
Non-cash stock compensation expense  57,792   51,195 
Non-cash lease expense  (4,068)  674 
Cash received from landlord allowances  7,739   9,799 
Changes in assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable  (20,611)  (26,801)
Merchandise inventories  (147,146)  (424,078)
Accounts payable  (20,249)  (133,305)
Other current assets and liabilities  (6,074)  258,843 
Long term assets and liabilities  1,113   (1,135)
Other operating activities  4,232   25,236 
Net cash provided by operating activities  270,196   9,577 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES      
Cash paid for property and equipment  (304,442)  (338,979)
Lease acquisition costs  (20,481)  (3,515)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment and assets held for sale  13,639   23,383 
Net cash used in investing activities  (311,284)  (319,111)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES      
Principal payments on long term debt—Term B-6 Loans  (7,211)  (7,211)
Proceeds from long term debt— 2027 Convertible Note  297,069    
Principal payment on long term debt—2025 Convertible Notes  (386,519)  (78,236)
Purchase of treasury shares  (140,482)  (265,344)
Other financing activities  14,889   (2,183)
Net cash used in financing activities  (222,254)  (352,974)
Decrease in cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents  (263,342)  (662,508)
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at beginning of period  879,205   1,097,673 
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at end of period $615,863  $435,165 


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

The following tables calculate the Company’s Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted SG&A and Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, all of which are considered non-GAAP financial measures. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Adjusted Net Income is defined as net income, exclusive of the following items, if applicable: (i) net favorable lease costs; (ii) loss on extinguishment of debt; (iii) costs related to debt amendments; (iv) impairment charges; (v) amounts related to certain litigation matters; and (vi) other unusual, non-recurring or extraordinary expenses, losses, charges or gains, all of which are tax effected to arrive at Adjusted Net Income.

Adjusted EPS is defined as Adjusted Net Income divided by the diluted weighted average shares outstanding, as defined in the table below.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income, exclusive of the following items, if applicable: (i) interest expense; (ii) interest income; (iii) loss on extinguishment of debt; (iv) costs related to debt amendments; (v) income tax expense; (vi) depreciation and amortization; (vii) net favorable lease costs; (viii) impairment charges; (ix) amounts related to certain litigation matters; and (x) other unusual, non-recurring or extraordinary expenses, losses, charges or gains.

Adjusted EBIT (or Adjusted Operating Margin) is defined as net income, exclusive of the following items, if applicable: (i) interest expense; (ii) interest income; (iii) loss on extinguishment of debt; (iv) costs related to debt amendments; (v) income tax expense; (vi) impairment charges; (vii) net favorable lease costs; (viii) amounts related to certain litigation matters; and (ix) other unusual, non-recurring or extraordinary expenses, losses, charges or gains.

Adjusted SG&A is defined as SG&A less product sourcing costs, favorable lease costs and amounts related to certain litigation matters.

Adjusted Effective Tax Rate is defined as the GAAP effective tax rate less the tax effect of the reconciling items to arrive at Adjusted Net Income (footnote (g) in the table below).

The Company presents Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted SG&A and Adjusted Effective Tax Rate, because it believes they are useful supplemental measures in evaluating the performance of the Company’s business and provide greater transparency into the results of operations. In particular, the Company believes that excluding certain items that may vary substantially in frequency and magnitude from what the Company considers to be its core operating results are useful supplemental measures that assist investors and management in evaluating the Company’s ability to generate earnings and leverage sales, and to more readily compare core operating results between past and future periods.

The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures provide investors helpful information with respect to the Company’s operations and financial condition. Other companies in the retail industry may calculate these non-GAAP measures differently such that the Company’s calculation may not be directly comparable.

The following table shows the Company’s reconciliation of net income to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS for the periods indicated:

  (unaudited) 
  (inthousands, except per share data) 
  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
  October 28,  October 29,  October 28,  October 29, 
  2023  2022  2023  2022 
Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted Net Income:            
Net income $48,551  $16,783  $112,191  $44,923 
Net favorable lease costs (a)  3,788   4,791   11,830   14,262 
Loss on extinguishment of debt (b)  13,630      38,274   14,657 
Costs related to debt amendments (c)        97    
Impairment charges - long-lived assets  814   10,599   6,367   17,556 
Litigation matters (d)        1,500   10,500 
Tax effect (e)  (2,955)  (4,148)  (12,561)  (14,867)
Adjusted Net Income $63,828  $28,025  $157,698  $87,031 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (f)  64,802   65,504   65,024   66,058 
Adjusted Earnings per Share $0.98  $0.43  $2.43  $1.32 


The following table shows the Company’s reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods indicated:

  (unaudited) 
  (in thousands) 
  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
  October 28,  October 29,  October 28,  October 29, 
  2023  2022  2023  2022 
Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA:            
Net income $48,551  $16,783  $112,191  $44,923 
Interest expense  19,680   17,412   58,570   47,454 
Interest income  (5,328)  (658)  (14,902)  (4,242)
Net favorable lease costs (a)  3,788   4,791   11,830   14,262 
Loss on extinguishment of debt (b)  13,630      38,274   14,657 
Costs related to debt amendments (c)        97    
Impairment charges - long-lived assets  814   10,599   6,367   17,556 
Litigation matters (d)        1,500   10,500 
Depreciation and amortization  76,087   67,634   219,749   201,908 
Income tax expense  18,341   6,035   40,013   11,560 
Adjusted EBITDA $175,563  $122,596  $473,689  $358,578 


The following table shows the Company’s reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBIT for the periods indicated:

  (unaudited) 
  (in thousands) 
  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
  October 28,  October 29,  October 28,  October 29, 
  2023  2022  2023  2022 
Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBIT:            
Net income $48,551  $16,783  $112,191  $44,923 
Interest expense  19,680   17,412   58,570   47,454 
Interest income  (5,328)  (658)  (14,902)  (4,242)
Net favorable lease costs (a)  3,788   4,791   11,830   14,262 
Loss on extinguishment of debt (b)  13,630      38,274   14,657 
Costs related to debt amendments (c)        97    
Impairment charges - long-lived assets  814   10,599   6,367   17,556 
Litigation matters (d)        1,500   10,500 
Income tax expense  18,341   6,035   40,013   11,560 
Adjusted EBIT $99,476  $54,962  $253,940  $156,670 


The following table shows the Company’s reconciliation of SG&A to Adjusted SG&A for the periods indicated:

  (unaudited) 
  (in thousands) 
  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
  October 28,  October 29,  October 28,  October 29, 
Reconciliation of SG&A to Adjusted SG&A: 2023  2022  2023  2022 
SG&A $826,822  $726,926  $2,357,736  $2,092,756 
Net favorable lease costs (a)  (3,788)  (4,791)  (11,830)  (14,262)
Product sourcing costs  (200,299)  (177,237)  (570,092)  (490,791)
Litigation matters (d)        (1,500)  (10,500)
Adjusted SG&A $622,735  $544,898  $1,774,314  $1,577,203 


The following table shows the reconciliation of the Company’s effective tax rates on a GAAP basis to the Adjusted Effective Tax Rates for the periods indicated:        

  (unaudited) 
  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
  October 28,  October 29,  October 28,  October 29, 
  2023  2022  2023  2022 
Effective tax rate on a GAAP basis  27.4%  26.4%  26.3%  20.5%
Adjustments to arrive at Adjusted Effective Tax Rate (g)  (2.4)  0.3   (1.3)  2.8 
Adjusted Effective Tax Rate  25.0%  26.7%  25.0%  23.3%

        
The following table shows the Company’s reconciliation of net income to Adjusted Net Income for the prior period Adjusted EPS amounts used in this press release for the periods indicated:

  (unaudited) 
  (in thousands, except per share data) 
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  January 28, 2023  January 28, 2023 
Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted Net Income:      
Net income $185,200  $230,123 
Net favorable lease costs (a)  4,329   18,591 
Loss on extinguishment of debt (b)     14,657 
Impairment charges  3,846   21,402 
Litigation matters (d)     10,500 
Tax effect (e)  364   (14,503)
Adjusted Net Income $193,739  $280,770 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (f)  65,385   65,901 
Adjusted Earnings per Share $2.96  $4.26 

(a) Net favorable lease costs represents the non-cash expense associated with favorable and unfavorable leases that were recorded as a result of purchase accounting related to the April 13, 2006 Bain Capital acquisition of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation. These expenses are recorded in the line item “Selling, general and administrative expenses” in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
(b) Amounts relate to the partial repurchases of the 2025 Convertible Notes in the first quarters of Fiscal 2023 and Fiscal 2022, as well as the exchange of a portion of the 2025 Convertible Notes in the third quarter of Fiscal 2023.
(c) Relates to the Term Loan Credit Agreement amendment in the second quarter of Fiscal 2023 changing from Adjusted LIBOR Rate to the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate.
(d) Represents amounts charged for certain litigation matters.
(e) Tax effect is calculated based on the effective tax rates (before discrete items) for the respective periods, adjusted for the tax effect for the impact of items (a) through (d).
(f) Diluted weighted average shares outstanding starts with basic shares outstanding and adds back any potentially dilutive securities outstanding during the period.
(g) Adjustments for items excluded from Adjusted Net Income. These items have been described in the table above reconciling GAAP net income to Adjusted Net Income.


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