The Michaels Companies Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) today reported diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 of $0.19, or $0.40 per adjusted diluted share which excludes charges totaling $31.4 million (net of taxes) consisting primarily of non-cash goodwill and other impairment charges associated with the Darice wholesale business. This compares to diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 of $0.50, or $0.48 per adjusted diluted share. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the respective GAAP measures is included in this release.

“We are moving ahead on bringing our customer-centric, core 'Maker' strategy to life, and we are encouraged by the early operational progress being made. Combining this with the sales gains from our recent opportunistic transaction tied to A.C. Moore exiting their retail business, we believe we are on the path to improved, consistent, financial performance over time,” said Mark Cosby, Chief Executive Officer.

“Our third quarter results did not meet our expectations and were impacted by specific factors which we are addressing. As we implement the initiatives that support our 'Maker' strategy, we believe we will improve the trajectory of our business over time. Our strong balance sheet and substantial free cash flow generation provide a solid foundation from which we can reposition Michaels to drive long-term shareholder value,” Mr. Cosby added.

Third Quarter Highlights

Net sales were $1,222.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to $1,274.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. The decrease in net sales was primarily due to a 2.2% decrease in comparable store sales, the closure of our Pat Catan’s stores during the fourth quarter of 2018, and a decrease in wholesale revenue. The decrease was partially offset from sales related to 18 additional Michaels stores (net of closures) since the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018. During the third quarter, the Company opened 13 new Michaels stores, 11 of which were former Pat Catan’s stores converted to the Michaels brand, closed one Michaels store, and relocated five Michaels stores. At the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company operated 1,274 Michaels stores.

Gross profit was 36.1% of net sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to 37.6% in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. The 150 basis point decrease was primarily due to a decrease in merchandise margin and the deleveraging of occupancy and distribution related costs, partially offset by a decrease in inventory reserves. The decrease in merchandise margin reflects the impacts of higher promotional activity, higher tariffs on inventory we purchase from China, and a change in sales mix, partially offset by benefits from our ongoing pricing and sourcing initiatives.

Selling, general and administrative expense including store pre-opening costs (“SG&A”) was $324.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to $341.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. The decrease was primarily due to payroll related costs including performance-based compensation, and expenses associated with the closure of the Pat Catan’s stores.

Restructure and impairment charges in the third quarter totaled $41.4 million and consist primarily of non-cash goodwill and other impairment charges associated with the Darice wholesale business.

Operating income was $76.0 million compared to $137.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Excluding restructure and impairment charges, adjusted operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $117.4 million. This compares to adjusted operating income in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 of $141.3 million, excluding an inventory write-down of $4.1 million related to a third-party product which did not meet the Company’s quality standards.

Interest expense increased $1.0 million to $38.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, from $37.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018, due primarily to higher interest on our new 2027 Senior Notes, partially offset by a decrease related to reduced borrowing on the Company’s Amended Revolving Credit Facility. On August 30, 2019, the Amended Revolving Credit Facility was amended to extend the maturity to August 2024.

The effective tax rate was 22.5% in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to 15.8% in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. The effective tax rate was higher primarily due to tax benefits recognized in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 associated with the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“Tax Act”).

Net income was $28.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $83.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Excluding restructure and impairment charges, losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs and related tax adjustments, adjusted net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $60.1 million, compared to adjusted net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 of $79.8 million, which excludes the inventory write down of $3.1 million (net of taxes) described above and the adjustments related to the Tax Act.

Total merchandise inventory at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2019 decreased 1.2% to $1,423.4 million compared to $1,440.9 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018 primarily related to closing the Pat Catan’s stores. Average Michaels inventory on a per store basis, inclusive of distribution centers, inventory in-transit and inventory for the Company’s e-commerce site, increased 2.9% to $1,069,000 reflecting the impact of tariffs, and compares to $1,039,000 at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

During the third quarter of 2019, the Company purchased 8.6 million shares, for an aggregate of $80 million under its share repurchase authorization. The total remaining authorization for future repurchases is approximately $294 million. The share repurchase program does not have an expiration date, and the timing and number of repurchase transactions under the program will depend on market conditions, corporate considerations, debt agreements, and regulatory requirements.

As previously announced, subsequent to the end of our fiscal third quarter, Nicole Crafts announced the closure of its A.C. Moore retail operations. As part of this closure, Michaels entered into an asset purchase agreement with A.C. Moore Incorporated and certain of its affiliates to acquire intellectual property and the right to lease up to 40 store locations for $58 million, subject to certain purchase price adjustments. In connection with the acquisition the Company also leased a distribution facility in New Jersey. The store locations are expected to be reopened under the Michaels brand name in fiscal 2020 and will include the relocation of certain existing Michaels stores. The transaction is intended to expand our presence in strategic markets and better serve our customers both online and in stores.

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Outlook:

The Company’s guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2019 excludes any restructure charges related to the Pat Catan’s store closures, any expenses associated with the transition of the Company’s former CEO, a write-off of an investment in a liquidated business, non-cash impairment charges associated with the Darice wholesale business, costs related to debt refinancing activities, and related tax adjustments.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company expects:

  • comparable store sales to be down 2%-3% reflecting current business trends, a shorter holiday selling season in the fourth quarter, and a potential negative impact from the liquidation of A.C. Moore retail locations;
  • adjusted operating income to be between $271 million and $281 million;
  • net interest expense to be approximately $38 million;
  • the effective tax rate to be between 23% and 24%; and
  • adjusted diluted earnings per common share to be between $1.21 and $1.27, based on diluted weighted average common shares of 147 million.

For fiscal 2019, the Company now expects:

  • net sales to be between $5.06 billion and $5.08 billion;
  • comparable store sales to be down approximately 2%;
  • to open net 16 new Michaels stores, inclusive of 12 Pat Catan’s stores the Company plans to rebrand and reopen, and relocate 13 Michaels stores;
  • adjusted operating income to be in the range of $565 million to $575 million;
  • interest expense to be approximately $152 million;
  • the effective tax rate to be between 23% and 24%;
  • adjusted diluted earnings per share to be between $2.07 and $2.12, based on diluted weighted average shares of approximately 153 million; and
  • capital expenditures to be approximately $125 million.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss third quarter financial results is scheduled for today, December 5, 2019, at 8:00 am Central Time. Investors who would like to join the conference call are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call using the following link: http://dpregister.com/10136403. Callers who pre-register will be given a phone number and a unique PIN to bypass the live operator and gain immediate access to the call. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. Investors without internet access or who are unable to pre-register can join the call by dialing (844) 340-4762 or (412) 717-9617.

A live webcast of the conference call, together with certain supplemental presentation materials, will be available online at http://investors.michaels.com/. To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least 15 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin to register and download any necessary audio software. The webcast will be accessible for 30 days after the call. Additionally, a telephone replay will be available until December 19, 2019, by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, access code 10136403.

Non-GAAP Information

This press release includes non-GAAP measures including adjusted operating income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted net income, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. The Company has reconciled these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in a table accompanying this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures not only provide its management with comparable financial data for internal financial analysis but also provide meaningful supplemental information to investors. Specifically, these non-GAAP financial measures allow investors to better understand the performance of the Company's business and facilitate a meaningful evaluation of its quarterly and fiscal 2019 results on a comparable basis with its quarterly and fiscal 2018 results.

This press release also includes expected adjusted operating income and expected adjusted diluted EPS. The Company does not provide an expected GAAP operating income range or an expected GAAP diluted earnings per share range or a reconciliation of adjusted operating income or adjusted diluted earnings per share range with a GAAP diluted earnings per share range because, without unreasonable effort, the Company is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the precise amount or timing of the recognition of expenses associated with the adjusted items. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could have a material impact on GAAP diluted earnings per share in future periods.

The Company has provided this information as a means to evaluate the results of its ongoing operations. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP. The Company's presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. Other companies in the Company's industry may calculate these items differently than it does.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements which reflect management's current views and estimates regarding the Company's industry, business strategy, goals, and expectations concerning its market position, future operations, including with respect to store openings and former A.C. Moore stores, profitability, capital expenditures, share repurchases, liquidity and capital resources, and other financial and operating information. The words "anticipate", "assume", "believe", "continue", "could", "estimate", "expect", “forecast”, "future", “guidance”, “imply”, "intend", "may", “outlook”, "plan", "potential", "predict", "project", and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The Company cannot assure investors that future developments affecting the Company will be those that it has anticipated. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to risks relating to the effect of economic uncertainty; substantial changes to fiscal and tax policies; our reliance on foreign suppliers; regulatory changes; the seasonality of our business; changes in customer demand; damage to the reputation of the Michaels brand or our private and exclusive brands; unexpected or unfavorable consumer responses to our promotional or merchandising programs; our failure to adequately maintain security and prevent unauthorized access to electronic and other confidential information; increased competition including internet-based competition from other retailers; the impact of tariffs on certain products that we import from China and other risks and uncertainties including those identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which is available at www.sec.gov, and other filings that the Company may make with the SEC in the future. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of the Company's assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statement made by the Company in this news release speaks only as of the date on which the Company makes it. Factors or events that could cause the Company's actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of them. The Company does not undertake and specifically disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.

About The Michaels Companies, Inc.:

The Michaels Companies, Inc. is North America's largest specialty provider of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor, and seasonal merchandise for Makers and do-it-yourself home decorators. The Company operates more than 1,270 Michaels stores in 49 states and Canada. Additionally, the Company serves customers through a variety of digital platforms including Michaels.com, consumercrafts.com and aaronbrothers.com. The Michaels Companies, Inc., also owns Artistree, a manufacturer of high quality custom and specialty framing merchandise, and Darice, a premier wholesale distributor in the craft, gift and decor industry. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit www.michaels.com or download the Michaels app.

 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
 

13 Weeks Ended

39 Weeks Ended

November 2,

November 3,

November 2,

November 3,

(in thousands, except per share data)

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net sales

$

1,222,021

$

1,274,058

$

3,349,430

$

3,482,835

Cost of sales and occupancy expense

780,387

795,104

2,123,171

2,173,990

Gross profit

441,634

478,954

1,226,259

1,308,845

Selling, general and administrative

322,807

340,593

933,478

970,191

Restructure and impairment charges

41,376

48,332

44,278

Store pre-opening costs

1,402

1,196

4,370

3,995

Operating income

76,049

137,165

240,079

290,381

Interest expense

38,781

37,798

116,274

109,493

Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs

161

1,316

1,835

Other expense (income), net

78

(121)

2,931

(2,646)

Income before income taxes

37,029

99,488

119,558

181,699

Income taxes

8,324

15,719

28,615

43,557

Net income

$

28,705

$

83,769

$

90,943

$

138,142

 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
Foreign currency and interest rate swaps

1,230

3,016

(8,358)

(3,230)

Comprehensive income

$

29,935

$

86,785

$

82,585

$

134,912

 
Earnings per common share:
Basic

$

0.19

$

0.50

$

0.58

$

0.79

Diluted

$

0.19

$

0.50

$

0.58

$

0.78

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic

150,877

165,975

155,299

174,949

Diluted

150,925

166,570

155,342

175,851

 

The following table sets forth the percentage relationship to net sales of each line item of our unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income:
13 Weeks Ended 39 Weeks Ended

November 2,

November 3,

November 2,

November 3,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net sales

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Cost of sales and occupancy expense

63.9

62.4

63.4

62.4

Gross profit

36.1

37.6

36.6

37.6

Selling, general and administrative

26.4

26.7

27.9

27.9

Restructure and impairment charges

3.4

1.4

1.3

Store pre-opening costs

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

Operating income

6.2

10.8

7.2

8.3

Interest expense

3.2

3.0

3.5

3.1

Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs

0.1

Other expense (income), net

0.1

(0.1)

Income before income taxes

3.0

7.8

3.6

5.2

Income taxes

0.7

1.2

0.9

1.3

Net income

2.3

%

6.6

%

2.7

%

4.0

%

The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 

November 2,

February 2,

November 3,

(in thousands, except per share data)

2019

2019

2018

ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and equivalents

$

118,387

$

245,887

$

102,670

Merchandise inventories

1,423,367

1,108,715

1,440,875

Prepaid expenses and other

73,223

98,659

100,791

Accounts receivable, net

25,224

57,328

42,997

Income taxes receivable

1,744

4,935

6,544

Total current assets

1,641,945

1,515,524

1,693,877

Property and equipment, at cost

1,733,717

1,656,098

1,642,838

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

(1,301,785)

(1,217,021)

(1,189,442)

Property and equipment, net

431,932

439,077

453,396

Operating lease assets

1,613,527

Goodwill

94,290

112,069

119,074

Other intangible assets, net

5,043

17,238

20,591

Deferred income taxes

38,075

25,005

23,367

Other assets

20,267

19,423

28,730

Total assets

$

3,845,079

$

2,128,336

$

2,339,035

 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable

$

658,182

$

485,004

$

645,469

Accrued liabilities and other

374,120

378,742

407,684

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

303,023

Current portion of long-term debt

24,900

24,900

240,261

Income taxes payable

22,520

43,907

476

Total current liabilities

1,382,745

932,553

1,293,890

Long-term debt

2,649,756

2,681,000

2,690,302

Long-term operating lease liabilities

1,374,555

Other liabilities

69,853

140,978

144,694

Total liabilities

5,476,909

3,754,531

4,128,886

 
Stockholders’ Deficit:
Common Stock, $0.06775 par value, 350,000 shares authorized; 146,770 shares issued and outstanding at November 2, 2019; 157,774 shares issued and outstanding at February 2, 2019; and 158,616 shares issued and outstanding at November 3, 2018

9,850

10,594

10,700

Additional paid-in-capital

1,245

5,954

Treasury stock

(12,168)

Accumulated deficit

(1,620,009)

(1,628,185)

(1,781,493)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(22,916)

(14,558)

(6,890)

Total stockholders’ deficit

(1,631,830)

(1,626,195)

(1,789,851)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

$

3,845,079

$

2,128,336

$

2,339,035

The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 

39 Weeks Ended

November 2,

November 3,

(in thousands)

2019

2018

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income

$

90,943

$

138,142

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Amortization of operating lease assets

244,258

Depreciation and amortization

94,025

89,933

Share-based compensation

18,664

20,780

Debt issuance costs amortization

3,509

3,759

Loss on write-off of investment

5,036

Accretion of long-term debt, net

(195)

(385)

Restructure and impairment charges

48,332

44,278

Deferred income taxes

(9,984)

7,710

Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs

1,316

1,835

Changes in assets and liabilities:
Merchandise inventories

(316,220)

(338,260)

Prepaid expenses and other

(14,445)

(2,886)

Accounts receivable

30,684

(18,269)

Other assets

(4,728)

(1,314)

Operating lease liabilities

(225,951)

Accounts payable

162,222

150,088

Accrued interest

8,441

7,850

Accrued liabilities and other

(10,471)

1,077

Income taxes

(18,318)

(79,258)

Other liabilities

(751)

734

Net cash provided by operating activities

106,367

25,814

 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property and equipment

(89,632)

(119,553)

Net cash used in investing activities

(89,632)

(119,553)

 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Common stock repurchased

(107,908)

(430,509)

Payments on term loan credit facility

(18,675)

(17,356)

Payment of 2020 senior subordinated notes

(510,000)

Issuance of 2027 senior notes

500,000

Borrowings on asset-based revolving credit facility

11,100

307,400

Payments on asset-based revolving credit facility

(11,100)

(89,400)

Payment of debt refinancing costs

(8,158)

(1,117)

Payment of dividends

(317)

Proceeds from stock options exercised

506

1,812

Net cash used in financing activities

(144,235)

(229,487)

 
Net change in cash and equivalents

(127,500)

(323,226)

Cash and equivalents at beginning of period

245,887

425,896

Cash and equivalents at end of period

$

118,387

$

102,670

The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
 

13 Weeks Ended

39 Weeks Ended

November 2,

November 3,

November 2,

November 3,

(in thousands)

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

108,475

$

112,376

$

106,367

$

25,814

Amortization of operating lease assets

(81,397)

(244,258)

Depreciation and amortization

(31,295)

(30,879)

(94,025)

(89,933)

Share-based compensation

(6,658)

(8,446)

(18,664)

(20,780)

Debt issuance costs amortization

(970)

(1,237)

(3,509)

(3,759)

Loss on write-off of investment

(5,036)

Accretion of long-term debt, net

(67)

129

195

385

Restructure and impairment charges

(41,376)

(48,332)

(44,278)

Deferred income taxes

10,023

(6,940)

9,984

(7,710)

Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs

(161)

(1,316)

(1,835)

Changes in assets and liabilities

72,131

18,766

389,537

280,238

Net income

28,705

83,769

90,943

138,142

Interest expense

38,781

37,798

116,274

109,493

Income taxes

8,324

15,719

28,615

43,557

Depreciation and amortization

31,295

30,879

94,025

89,933

Interest income

(297)

(137)

(2,012)

(2,385)

EBITDA

106,808

168,028

327,845

378,740

Adjustments:
Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs

161

1,316

1,835

Share-based compensation

6,658

8,446

18,664

20,780

Restructure and impairment charges

41,376

48,332

44,278

Severance costs

1,683

10,744

902

Store pre-opening costs

1,402

1,196

4,370

3,995

Store remodel costs

174

1,325

242

5,079

Foreign currency transaction losses (gains)

192

(149)

659

(950)

Store closing costs

478

(328)

(469)

3,321

Other(1)

1,788

754

4,489

2,035

Adjusted EBITDA

$

160,720

$

179,272

$

416,192

$

460,015

 
(1)Other adjustments primarily relate to items such as moving and relocation expenses, franchise taxes, sign-on bonuses, directors fees and CEO search costs.
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP basis to Adjusted operating income, Adjusted net income and Adjusted earnings per share
(Unaudited)
 
13 Weeks Ended 39 Weeks Ended

November 2,

November 3,

November 2,

November 3,

(In thousands, except per share)

2019

2018

2019

2018

Operating income

$

76,049

$

137,165

$

240,079

$

290,381

Restructure and impairment charges and other (a)

41,376

48,332

43,975

Inventory write-down (b)

4,104

4,104

CEO severance costs

5,569

Adjusted operating income

$

117,425

$

141,269

$

293,980

$

338,460

 
Net income

$

28,705

$

83,769

$

90,943

$

138,142

Restructure and impairment charges and other (a)

41,376

48,332

43,975

Inventory write-down (b)

4,104

4,104

CEO severance costs

5,569

Write-off of investment (c)

5,036

Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs

161

1,316

1,835

Interest on 2020 senior subordinated notes (d)

1,748

Tax adjustment for above items (e)

(10,139)

(985)

(14,232)

(11,979)

The Tax Act - adjustments for repatriation taxes and the revaluation of deferred tax assets (f)

(7,120)

987

Adjusted net income

$

60,103

$

79,768

$

138,712

$

177,064

 
Earnings per common share, diluted

$

0.19

$

0.50

$

0.58

$

0.78

Restructure and impairment charges and other (a)

0.27

0.31

0.25

Inventory write-down (b)

0.02

0.02

CEO severance costs

0.04

Write-off of investment (c)

0.03

Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs

0.00

0.01

0.01

Interest on 2020 senior subordinated notes (d)

0.01

Tax adjustment for above items (e)

(0.07)

(0.01)

(0.09)

(0.07)

The Tax Act - adjustments for repatriation taxes and the revaluation of deferred tax assets (f)

(0.04)

0.01

Adjusted earnings per common share, diluted

$

0.40

$

0.48

$

0.89

$

1.01

(a)

Fiscal 2019 excludes charges related to the closure of our Pat Catan's stores and impairment charges recorded as a result of lower than expected operating performance in our wholesale business. Fiscal 2018 excludes charges related to the closure of our Aaron Brothers stores and $0.3 million of operating income from the operation of Aaron Brothers (prior to closing).

(b)

Excludes an inventory write-down related to a product purchased from a third-party which did not meet the Company's quality standards.

(c)

Excludes the write-off of an investment in a liquidated business.

(d)

Excludes interest paid on our 2020 Senior Subordinated Notes during the period between the issuance of our 2027 Senior Notes and the redemption of our 2020 Senior Subordinated Notes.

(e)

Adjusts for the tax impact of the restructure and impairment charges, the inventory write-down, severance charges related to the departure of the Company's former CEO, the write-off of an investment in a liquidated business, losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs and interest on a portion of our 2020 Senior Subordinated Notes.

(f)

Excludes adjustments related to repatriation taxes for accumulated earnings of foreign subsidiaries and the revaluation of deferred tax assets resulting from the enactment of the Tax Act.

 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Summary of Operating Data
(Unaudited)
 
 
The following table sets forth certain of our unaudited operating data:

13 Weeks Ended

39 Weeks Ended

November 2,

November 3,

November 2,

November 3,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Michaels stores:
Open at beginning of period

1,262

1,251

1,258

1,238

New stores

13

6

21

21

Relocated stores opened

5

4

13

20

Closed stores

(1)

(1)

(5)

(3)

Relocated stores closed

(5)

(4)

(13)

(20)

Open at end of period

1,274

1,256

1,274

1,256

 
Aaron Brothers stores:
Open at beginning of period

97

Closed stores

(97)

Open at end of period
 
Pat Catan's stores:
Open at beginning and end of period

36

36

 
Total store count at end of period

1,274

1,292

1,274

1,292

 
 
Other Operating Data:
Average inventory per Michaels store (in thousands)

$ 1,069

$ 1,039

$ 1,069

$ 1,039

Comparable store sales

(2.2)

%

3.8

%

(1.7)

%

1.4

%

Comparable store sales, at constant currency

(2.1)

%

4.3

%

(1.4)

%

1.4

%

 

Investor Contact:
Jim Mathias
972.409.1393
James.mathias@michaels.com

ICR, Inc.
Farah Soi
203.682.8200
Farah.Soi@icrinc.com

Financial Media Contact:
ICR, Inc.
Jessica Liddell/ Julia Young
203.682.8200
Michaels@icrinc.com

Source: The Michaels Companies, Inc.