GNC Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
Increases Outlook for Full Year 2012
Second Quarter Revenue Increases 19.4% to $619.1 million
Second Quarter Domestic Company-Owned Same Store Sales Increases 12.9%
Second Quarter EPS of $0.62, a 59.0% increase over Second Quarter 2011 Adjusted EPS
Jul 26, 2012
PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: "GNC") (the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year-to-date period ended June 30, 2012.
In addition to presenting the Company's financial results in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company is also presenting results on an "adjusted" basis to exclude the impact of certain expenses related to an offering of 19.55 million shares of Class A common stock by certain of the Company's stockholders (the "Offering") in the first quarter of 2012, and the Company's initial public offering (the "IPO"), debt refinancing (the "Refinancing") and executive severance in 2011.
Second Quarter Performance
For the second quarter of 2012, the Company reported consolidated revenue of $619.1 million, an increase of 19.4% over consolidated revenue of $518.5 million for the second quarter of 2011. Revenue increased in each of the Company's segments: retail by 19.3%, franchise by 25.0%, and manufacturing/wholesale by 10.7%. Same store sales increased 12.9% in domestic company-owned stores (including GNC.com sales), representing the Company's 28th consecutive quarter of positive same store sales growth. In domestic franchise locations, same store sales increased 15.8%.
Adjusted EBITDA, which the Company defines as net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, sponsor obligation payments, transaction related costs and executive severance, for the second quarter of 2012 was $129.1 million, a $41.5 million, or 47.4%, increase over adjusted EBITDA of $87.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA was 20.8% of revenue for the second quarter of 2012, compared to 16.9% for the second quarter of 2011.
For the second quarter of 2012, the Company reported net income of $66.7 million, compared to $36.0 million for the second quarter of 2011. Net income for the second quarter of 2011 included non-recurring expenses associated with executive severance and a partial repayment of the Company's Term Loan Facility with a portion of the proceeds from the IPO. Excluding these 2011 expenses and the related tax impact, net income for the second quarter of 2012 increased $25.4 million or 61.5% over adjusted net income of $41.3 million for the second quarter of 2011. Earnings per share were $0.62 for the second quarter of 2012, a 59.0% increase over adjusted earnings per share of $0.39 for the second quarter of 2011.
The Company recently extended its relationship with Sam's Club. Beginning in the third quarter of 2012, GNC's presence in all Sam's Club locations will incorporate established shelf space with branded signage, adding to the existing rotational assortment program.
Joe Fortunato, Chairman, President & CEO, said, "GNC delivered another very strong quarter, as we continue to see strength across all business units. In retail, each category contributed to our same store sales increase, which continues to be fueled by the success of our leading proprietary brands and products. Our innovation capabilities, product pipeline, in-store selling culture and unique customer demographic - which is strongly focused on the health and wellness lifestyle - again demonstrates our ability to drive growth in our retail business, and provides continued opportunity. Collectively, we are gaining market share, have sustained top-line growth opportunities, and have an operating structure that generates meaningful leverage."
Second Quarter Segment Operating Performance
For the second quarter of 2012, retail segment revenue grew 19.3% to $458.6 million, compared to $384.3 million for the second quarter of 2011, driven primarily by a 12.9% domestic company-owned same store sales increase, including 27.9% growth in GNC.com revenue, the addition of LuckyVitamin.com (acquired August 31, 2011) and 155 net new stores from the end of the second quarter of 2011. Operating income increased by 53.9%, from $63.4 million to $97.6 million, and was 21.3% of segment revenue for the second quarter 2012, compared to 16.5% for the second quarter of 2011. The increase in operating income percentage was driven by higher gross margin, and expense leverage on the same store sales increase in occupancy, payroll, and marketing.
For the second quarter of 2012, franchise segment revenue grew 25.0% to $103.5 million, compared to $82.8 million for the second quarter of 2011, driven primarily by increased wholesale sales and royalty income in both domestic and international franchise operations. Operating income increased 24.5%, from $25.9 million to $32.3 million, and was 31.2% of segment revenue for the second quarter of 2012, compared to 31.3% for the second quarter of 2011.
For the second quarter of 2012, manufacturing/wholesale segment revenue, excluding intersegment revenue, grew 10.7% to $56.9 million, compared to $51.4 million for the second quarter of 2011, driven primarily by a 29.7% increase in third party manufacturing contract sales. Operating income increased 13.4% from $21.0 million to $23.9 million and was 41.9% of segment revenue for the second quarter of 2012 compared to 40.9% for the second quarter of 2011. The increase in operating income percentage was driven by an increase in proprietary product sales.
Total operating income for the second quarter of 2012 was $117.1 million, a $44.4 million, or 61.0%, increase over operating income of $72.7 million for the second quarter of 2011. Operating income for the second quarter of 2011 included $3.5 million of non-recurring corporate costs related to executive severance.
In the second quarter of 2012, the Company opened 36 net new domestic company-owned stores, 27 net new international franchise locations, 11 net new Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations, and 5 net new domestic franchise locations, and closed 1 company-owned store in Canada.
For the first six months of 2012, the Company reported consolidated revenue of $1,243.4 million, an increase of 21.4% over consolidated revenue of $1,024.5 million for the first six months of 2011. Revenue increased in each of the Company's segments: retail by 20.9%, franchise by 28.0%, and manufacturing/wholesale by 14.1%. Same store sales increased 14.4% in domestic company-owned stores (including GNC.com sales). In domestic franchise locations, same store sales increased 17.1%.
Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of 2012 was $254.1 million, an $84.7 million, or 50.0%, increase over Adjusted EBITDA of $169.5 million for the first six months of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA was 20.4% of revenue for the first six months of 2012, compared to 16.5% for the first six months of 2011.
For the first six months of 2012, the Company reported net income of $130.5 million, compared to $45.9 million for the first six months of 2011. Adjusting for expenses related to the Offering, adjusted net income for the first six months of 2012 was $131.2 million, 10.6% of revenue and a 72.2% increase over adjusted net income for the first six months of 2011. Adjusted EPS were $1.22 for the first six months of 2012, as compared to $0.71 for the first six months of 2011.
For the first six months of 2012, the Company opened 71 net new domestic company-owned stores, 61 net new international franchise locations, 32 net new Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations, and 9 net new domestic franchise locations, and closed 3 company owned stores in Canada.
For the first six months of 2012, the Company generated net cash from operations of $92.9 million, incurred capital expenditures of $20.8 million, repurchased $60.0 million in common stock under share repurchase programs, and paid $23.4 million in common stock dividends. At June 30, 2012, the Company's cash balance was $160.2 million.
Quarterly Dividend, Share Repurchase Program
The Company's Board of Directors has authorized and declared a cash dividend of $0.11 per share of its common stock for the third quarter of 2012, payable on or about September 28, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 14, 2012. The Company currently intends to pay regular quarterly dividends; however, the declaration of such future dividends is subject to the final determination of the Company's Board of Directors.
In the second quarter of 2012, the company completed all repurchases under authorized share repurchase programs, totaling 1.5 million shares. Subsequently, as announced on June 19, 2012, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a program to repurchase up to an aggregate $300 million of the Company's common stock over the following twelve months. At the end of the second quarter of 2012, diluted shares outstanding were approximately 107.7 million.
Current 2012 Outlook
The Company's current outlook for 2012 is based on current expectations and includes "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Below is the Company's current outlook for 2012, which is being revised since the Company last provided its outlook for 2012 on April 25, 2012:
GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC."
As of June 30, 2012, GNC has more than 7,800 locations, of which more than 6,000 retail locations are in the United States (including 933 franchise and 2,157 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 55 countries (including distribution centers where retail sales are made). The Company – which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well – has a diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships. GNC's broad and deep product mix, which is focused on high-margin, premium, value-added nutritional products, is sold under GNC proprietary brands, including Mega Men®, Ultra Mega®, GNC Total Lean, Pro Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, and under nationally recognized third party brands.
GNC has scheduled a conference call and webcast to report its second quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:00 am Eastern time. To listen to this call, dial 1-877-232-1784 inside the U.S. and 706-679-4448 outside the U.S. The conference identification number for all participants is 12444417. A webcast of the call will also be available on www.gnc.com - via the Investor Relations section under "About GNC" - through August 26, 2012.
Forward-Looking Statements Involving Known and Unknown Risks and Uncertainties
This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the Company's financial condition, results of operations and business that is not historical information. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as "subject to," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "may," "will," "should," "can," the negatives thereof, variations thereon and similar expressions, or by discussions of strategy and outlook. While GNC believes there is a reasonable basis for its expectations and beliefs, they are inherently uncertain, and the Company may not realize its expectations and its beliefs may not prove correct. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results could differ materially from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a listing of factors that may materially affect such forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Management has included non-GAAP financial measures in this press release because it believes they represent a more effective means by which to measure the Company's operating performance. The Company uses adjusted EBITDA to evaluate its performance relative to its competitors and also as a measurement for the calculation of management incentive compensation. Although the Company primarily views adjusted EBITDA as an operating performance measure, it also considers it to be a useful analytical tool for measuring its liquidity, its leverage capacity, and its ability to service its debt and generate cash for other purposes. Management also believes that adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are useful to investors as they enable the Company and its investors to evaluate and compare the Company's results from operations and cash resources generated from the Company's business in a more meaningful and consistent manner by excluding specific items which are not reflective of ongoing operating results. Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are not measurements of the Company's financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, operating income, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP, or as an alternative to GAAP cash flow from operating activities, as a measure of the Company's profitability or liquidity.
(a) Expenses related to the Refinancing, the IPO, and the Offering.
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income to adjusted EBITDA determined in accordance with GAAP for each period:
(a) Expenses related to the Refinancing, the IPO, and the Offering.
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income and EPS to adjusted net income and adjusted EPS for each period:
(a) Expenses related to the Refinancing, the IPO, and the Offering.
Segment Financial Data and Store Counts (unaudited)
Franchise Segment – Franchise-operated domestic and international locations
Manufacturing/Wholesale Segment - Third-party contract manufacturing; wholesale and consignment sales with Rite Aid, PetSmart, Sam's Club and www.drugstore.com
Consolidated unallocated costs (a)
(a) Part of consolidated operating income.
Consolidated Store Count Activity
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