The Michaels Companies Reports Record Second Quarter Sales and Earnings per Share

  • Total net sales increased 1.2%, or 1.3% on a constant currency basis
  • Comparable store sales increased 0.6%, or 0.8% on a constant currency basis
  • Operating income of $88.0 million and diluted EPS of $0.19

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended July 29, 2017.

“Today, we reported record second quarter sales and earnings per share results which were above our initial guidance,” said Chuck Rubin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our efforts to create a more experiential, omnichannel shopping experience, improve our value perception, and leverage our customer analytics are gaining traction earlier than we initially expected. As we begin the second half of the year, we believe these efforts will continue to deliver profitable growth and enable us to further expand our leadership in the arts and crafts channel.”

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Net sales increased 1.2%, or 1.3% on a constant currency basis, to $1,072.6 million, from $1,060.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. The increase was primarily a result of the operation of 10 additional stores (net of closures) during the quarter. Comparable store sales increased 0.6%, or 0.8% on a constant currency basis, driven by an increase in customer transactions, which was partially offset by a decline in average ticket.
  • Gross profit increased 3.0% to $402.5 million, from $390.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit increased 70 basis points to 37.5% compared to 36.8% in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. The increase, as a percentage of net sales, was due to higher merchandise margin and distribution-related costs. These benefits were partially offset by higher inventory shrinkage and a $1.4 million benefit associated with net non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 related to the acquisition of Lamrite West.
  • Selling, general and administrative expense, including store pre-opening costs, (“SG&A”) increased 3.6% to $314.5 million, or 29.3% of sales, from $303.6 million, or 28.6% of sales, in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. The increase in SG&A was primarily due to an increase in performance-based compensation, along with expenses associated with the operation of 10 additional stores (net of closures), marketing investments and higher health care expenses. The increase was partially offset by lower professional fees and a comparison against $1.9 million of integration expenses recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 related to the acquisition of Lamrite West.
  • Operating income increased 1.0% to $88.0 million, or 8.2% of sales, compared to $87.1 million, or 8.2% of sales, in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Excluding net non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Lamrite West, adjusted operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $87.6 million.
  • Interest expense decreased $0.9 million to $31.1 million, from $32.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 due to interest rate savings from the refinancing of the term loan credit facility in the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • The effective tax rate was 36.0% for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, compared to 35.5% for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. The higher effective tax rate is primarily due to a $1.4 million charge related to the reduction of certain federal tax credits in the second quarter of fiscal 2017, which was partially offset by benefits realized from our direct sourcing initiatives.
  • Net income was $35.6 million, flat with the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Excluding net non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Lamrite West, adjusted net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $35.9 million.
  • Diluted earnings per share increased 11.8% to $0.19, from $0.17 in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding for the quarter were 187.9 million compared with 207.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Excluding net non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Lamrite West, adjusted diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $0.17.
  • During the second quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company opened five new Michaels stores and closed three Aaron Brothers stores, compared with five new Michaels store openings and three Aaron Brothers closings in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. At the end of the second quarter, the Company operated 1,230 Michaels stores, 101 Aaron Brothers stores, and 35 Pat Catan’s stores.
  • The Company ended the second quarter of fiscal 2017 with $134.1 million in cash, $2.8 billion in total debt and $681.4 million in availability under its asset-based revolving credit facility.
  • Average Michaels inventory on a per store basis, inclusive of distribution centers, in transit and inventory for the Company’s e-commerce site, increased 2.1% to $864,000, compared to $846,000 at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Inventory at the end of the second quarter was $1,195.5 million, an increase of 4.4% compared to $1,145.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. The increase in inventory was primarily due to additional inventory associated with the operation of 10 additional stores (net of closures) and earlier receipt of inventory to support key merchandising initiatives in the second half of fiscal 2017.
  • During the quarter, the Company purchased 5.4 million shares, or $101.4 million, under its share repurchase authorization. The total remaining authorization for future repurchases is approximately $398.6 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.

Third Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Outlook:

“Looking ahead to the rest of the year, we believe our sales and profitability trends will continue to improve, as we pursue our Vision 2020 strategy and as our customer continues to respond positively to the enhancements we are making to offer more value, more trend-right product, and a more integrated, omnichannel experience,” added Mr. Rubin. “Additionally, the unique headwinds we experienced in the second half of fiscal 2016 should provide for easier comparisons in the second half of this year.”

For fiscal 2017, a 53-week year, the Company expects:

  • total net sales growth of 2.8% to 3.8%, including the impact of the 53rd week, which is planned to be approximately $80 million;
  • comparable store sales to increase 0.5% to 1.5%;
  • to open 18 new stores, including 17 new Michaels stores and one new Pat Catan’s store; relocate 13 Michaels stores; and close 14 Aaron Brothers stores;
  • operating income to be in the range of $735 million to $750 million;
  • interest expense to be approximately $131 million;
  • the effective tax rate to be between 34% and 35%;
  • diluted earnings per common share to be between $2.11 and $2.16, based on diluted weighted average common shares of approximately 187 million; and
  • capital expenditures to be between $125 million and $135 million.

The outlook for fiscal 2017 includes approximately $0.03 of favorable earnings per share impact related to 5.4 million shares repurchased in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 and approximately $0.02 of favorable earnings per share impact related to a stronger Canadian Dollar. The Company now expects the Canadian exchange rate will average $1.31 for the full year, effectively eliminating the difference between reported and constant currency results.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company expects:

  • comparable store sales to increase 1.2% to 2.2%;
  • to open nine new Michaels stores, open one new Pat Catan’s store, relocate five Michaels stores, and close four Aaron Brothers stores;
  • operating income to be between $150 million and $155 million;
  • interest expense to be approximately $34 million;
  • the effective tax rate to be between 34% and 35%; and
  • diluted earnings per common share to be between $0.41 and $0.43, based on diluted weighted average common shares of 184 million.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss second quarter financial results is scheduled for today, August 24, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. 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/10110437. Callers who pre-register will be given a phone number and a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. 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.

The conference call will also be webcast 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 September 7, 2017, by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, access code 10110437.

Non-GAAP Information

This press release includes non-GAAP measures including EBITDA; Adjusted EBITDA; operating income excluding net non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Lamrite West (“Adjusted operating income”); net income excluding net non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Lamrite West (“Adjusted net income”); and diluted earnings per share excluding net non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Lamrite West (“Adjusted diluted earnings per share”). 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 2017 diluted earnings per common share and actual results on a comparable basis with its quarterly and fiscal 2016 results.

In evaluating these non-GAAP financial measures, investors should be aware that in the future the Company may incur expenses or be involved in transactions that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. 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. The Company has provided this information as a means to evaluate the results of its ongoing operations. Other companies in the Company's industry may calculate these items differently than it does. Each of these measures is not a measure of performance under GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. 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.

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, margins, 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; and other risks and uncertainties including those identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s 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.:

A Fortune 500® Company, 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.

As of July 29, 2017, the Company owned and operated 1,366 stores in 49 states and Canada under the brands Michaels, Aaron Brothers, and Pat Catan’s. 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. The Michaels Companies, Inc. produces a number of private brands including Recollections®, Studio Decor®, Bead Landing®, Creatology®, Ashland®, Celebrate It®, ArtMinds®, Artist’s Loft®, Craft Smart®, Loops & Threads®, Make Market®, Foamies®, LockerLookz®, Imagin8®, and Sticky Sticks®. Learn more about Michaels at www.michaels.com.

               
 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
 
13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
July 29, July 30, July 29, July 30,
(in thousands, except per share data) 2017 2016 2017 2016
Net sales $ 1,072,593 $ 1,060,353 $ 2,231,156 $ 2,219,233
Cost of sales and occupancy expense   670,082     669,656     1,361,012     1,363,785  
Gross profit 402,511 390,697 870,144 855,448
Selling, general and administrative 313,867 302,712 641,263 620,512
Store pre-opening costs   662     908     1,640     2,534  
Operating income 87,982 87,077 227,241 232,402
Interest expense 31,051 31,954 61,488 64,173
Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs 405 405
Other expense (income), net   1,353     (515 )   1,309     (69 )
Income before income taxes 55,578 55,233 164,444 167,893
Income taxes   20,016     19,616     56,674     61,511  
Net income $ 35,562   $ 35,617   $ 107,770   $ 106,382  
 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
Foreign currency translation adjustment and other   13,944     (4,759 )   8,672     9,450  
Comprehensive income $ 49,506   $ 30,858   $ 116,442   $ 115,832  
 
Earnings per common share:
Basic $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.57 $ 0.51
Diluted $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.57 $ 0.51
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic 186,886 205,881 187,927 206,437
Diluted 187,931 207,547 189,171 208,269
 
 
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 26 Weeks Ended
July 29, July 30, July 29, July 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Net sales

100.0

%

100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0

%

Cost of sales and occupancy expense   62.5     63.2     61.0     61.5  
Gross profit 37.5 36.8 39.0 38.5
Selling, general and administrative 29.3 28.5 28.7 28.0
Store pre-opening costs   0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1  
Operating income 8.2 8.2 10.2 10.5
Interest expense 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.9
Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs
Other expense (income), net   0.1         0.1      
Income before income taxes 5.2 5.2 7.4 7.6
Income taxes   1.9     1.8     2.5     2.8  
Net income   3.3

%

  3.4

%

  4.8 %   4.8

%

           
 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 
July 29, January 28, July 30,
(in thousands, except per share data) 2017 2017 2016
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and equivalents $ 134,119 $ 298,813 $ 114,849
Merchandise inventories 1,195,495 1,127,777 1,145,422
Prepaid expenses and other 87,176 87,175 85,482
Accounts receivable, net 24,311 23,215 26,920
Income taxes receivable   20,085     5,825     42,676  
Total current assets   1,461,186     1,542,805     1,415,349  
Property and equipment, at cost 1,530,622 1,488,136 1,724,291
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization   (1,122,928 )   (1,074,972 )   (1,325,603 )
Property and equipment, net   407,694     413,164     398,688  
Goodwill 119,074 119,074 119,074
Other intangible assets, net 22,736 23,702 23,703
Deferred income taxes 37,137 36,834 39,780
Other assets   12,202     12,061     12,387  
Total assets $ 2,060,029   $ 2,147,640   $ 2,008,981  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 510,818 $ 517,268 $ 462,099
Accrued liabilities and other 391,784 397,497 355,359
Current portion of long-term debt 112,125 31,125 66,900
Income taxes payable   823     78,334      
Total current liabilities   1,015,550     1,024,224     884,358  
Long-term debt 2,712,475 2,723,187 2,735,187
Other liabilities   99,997     98,655     97,232  
Total liabilities   3,828,022     3,846,066     3,716,777  
 
Stockholders’ Deficit:
Common Stock, $0.06775 par value, 350,000 shares authorized; 183,414 shares issued and outstanding at July 29, 2017; 193,311 shares issued and outstanding at January 28, 2017; and 205,824 shares issued and outstanding at July 30, 2016 12,330 12,948 13,770
Additional paid-in-capital 59,099 233,129 493,096
Treasury stock (11,361 )
Accumulated deficit (1,822,509 ) (1,930,279 ) (2,202,056 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (5,552 )   (14,224 )   (12,606 )
Total stockholders’ deficit   (1,767,993 )   (1,698,426 )   (1,707,796 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit $ 2,060,029   $ 2,147,640   $ 2,008,981  
 
*Certain reclassifications of the amounts for fiscal 2016 have been made to conform to the presentation for fiscal 2017.

       
 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
26 Weeks Ended
July 29, July 30,
(in thousands)

2017

2016

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 107,770 $ 106,382
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 57,423 58,468
Share-based compensation 10,557 6,590
Debt issuance costs amortization 2,549 3,760
Accretion of long-term debt, net (252 ) (124 )
Deferred income taxes (225 ) 619
Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs 405
Losses on disposition of property and equipment 35
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (7,271 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding acquired net assets:
Merchandise inventories (67,218 ) (58,612 )
Prepaid expenses and other (1 ) 639
Accounts receivable (1,096 ) 4,858
Other assets (700 ) (445 )
Accounts payable (11,841 ) (20,171 )
Accrued interest (7,691 ) (5,045 )
Accrued liabilities and other (2,811 ) (35,091 )
Income taxes (91,771 ) (78,816 )
Other liabilities   1,272     (605 )
Net cash used in operating activities   (4,035 )   (24,424 )
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property and equipment (43,120 ) (38,395 )
Acquisition of Lamrite West, net of cash acquired       (151,100 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (43,120 )   (189,495 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Common stock repurchased (191,164 ) (129,039 )
Payments on term loan credit facility (12,450 ) (12,450 )
Borrowings on asset-based revolving credit facility 139,100 42,000
Payments on asset-based revolving credit facility (58,100 )
Payment of debt issuance costs (3,048 )
Payment of dividends (408 ) (415 )
Proceeds from stock options exercised 5,483 15,058
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation       7,271  
Net cash used in financing activities   (117,539 )   (80,623 )
 
Net change in cash and equivalents (164,694 ) (294,542 )
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period   298,813     409,391  
Cash and equivalents at end of period $ 134,119   $ 114,849  

               
 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Summary of Operating Data
(Unaudited)
 
 
The following table sets forth certain of our unaudited operating data:
 
13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
July 29, July 30, July 29, July 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Michaels stores:
Open at beginning of period 1,225 1,204 1,223 1,196
New stores 5 5 8 16
Relocated stores opened 1 4 8 10
Closed stores (1

)

(3 )
Relocated stores closed   (1 )   (4 )   (8 )   (10 )
Michaels stores open at end of period   1,230     1,209     1,230     1,209  
 
Aaron Brothers stores:
Open at beginning of period 104 115 109 117
Closed stores   (3 )   (3 )   (8 )   (5 )
Aaron Brothers stores open at end of period   101     112     101     112  
 
Pat Catan's stores:
Open at beginning of period 35 33 35
Acquired stores 32
New stores       2         3  
Pat Catan's stores open at end of period   35     35     35     35  
 
Total store count at end of period   1,366     1,356     1,366     1,356  
 
 
Other Operating Data:
Average inventory per Michaels store (in thousands)1 $ 864 $ 846 $ 864 $ 846
Comparable store sales 0.6 % 0.7 % (0.3 )% 0.8 %
Comparable store sales, at constant currency 0.8 % 1.0 % (0.2 )% 1.2 %
 
1 The calculation of average inventory per Michaels store excludes Aaron Brothers and Pat Catan's stores.

               
 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
 
13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
July 29, July 30, July 29, July 30,
(in thousands) 2017 2016 2017 2016
Net cash used in operating activities $ (26,980 ) $ (561 ) $ (4,035 ) $ (24,424 )
Depreciation and amortization (28,872 ) (28,998 ) (57,423 ) (58,468 )
Share-based compensation (5,615 ) (3,461 ) (10,557 ) (6,590 )
Debt issuance costs amortization (1,275 ) (1,786 ) (2,549 ) (3,760 )
Accretion of long-term debt, net 126 62 252 124
Deferred income taxes 484 (4,610 ) 225 (619 )
Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs (405 ) (405 )
Losses on disposition of property and equipment (3 ) (35 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 2,672 7,271
Changes in assets and liabilities   97,694     72,707     181,857     193,288  
Net income 35,562 35,617 107,770 106,382
Interest expense 31,051 31,954 61,488 64,173
Income taxes 20,016 19,616 56,674 61,511
Depreciation and amortization 28,872 28,998 57,423 58,468
Interest income   (110 )   (173 )   (254 )   (453 )
EBITDA 115,391 116,012 283,101 290,081
Adjustments:
Losses on early extinguishments of debt and refinancing costs 405 405
Share-based compensation 5,615 3,461 10,557 6,590
Severance costs 243 174 577 920
Store pre-opening costs 662 908 1,640 2,534
Store remodel costs 855 71 977 (10 )
Foreign currency transaction losses (gains) 1,386 (388 ) 1,447 548
Store closing costs 284 1,054 2,013 2,152
Lamrite integration costs 1,874 6,019
Other (a)   634     779     1,499     1,560  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 125,070   $ 124,350   $ 301,811   $ 310,799  
 
(a) Other adjustments primarily relate to items such as moving and relocation expenses, franchise taxes, sign on bonuses, and certain legal expenses.

               
 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP basis to Adjusted operating income, Adjusted net income and Adjusted earnings per share
(Unaudited)
 
13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
July 29, July 30, July 29, July 30,
(In thousands, except per share)

2017

2016

 

2017

2016

Operating income $ 87,982 $ 87,077 $ 227,241 $ 232,402

Add: Non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments (a)

(1,363 ) 2,214
Add: Non-recurring integration expenses (b)     1,874       6,019  
Adjusted operating income $ 87,982 $ 87,588   $ 227,241 $ 240,635  
 
Net income $ 35,562 $ 35,617 $ 107,770 $ 106,382

Add: Non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments (a)

(1,363 ) 2,214
Add: Non-recurring integration expenses (b) 1,874 6,019
Less tax adjustment for above add-backs (c)     (206 )     (3,200 )
Adjusted net income $ 35,562 $ 35,922   $ 107,770 $ 111,415  
 
Earnings per common share, diluted $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.57 $ 0.51
Adjusted earnings per common share, diluted $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.57 $ 0.53

(a)

 

Excludes non-recurring, inventory-related purchase accounting adjustments related to the acquisition of Lamrite West.

(b)

Excludes non-recurring integration expenses related to the acquisition of Lamrite West.

(c)

Adjusts for the tax impact of integration costs and purchase accounting adjustments related to the acquisition of Lamrite West.

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