HD Supply
Sep 8, 2011

HD Supply, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results

  • Net sales increased 10.0 percent to $2.2 billion
  • Operating income improved $46 million to $73 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 29.7 percent to $166 million
  • $1.2 billion of liquidity
  • ATLANTA--()--HD Supply, Inc. today reported net sales for the fiscal 2011 second quarter ended July 31, 2011 of $2.2 billion, an increase of $195 million, or 10.0 percent, as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 increased by $57 million, or 10.5 percent, to $601 million compared to $544 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was 27.9 percent of net sales versus 27.7 percent of net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

    Operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was $73 million, an improvement of $46 million compared to operating income of $27 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. The improvement in operating income reflects the 10.0 percent sales growth and a 110 basis point decline in selling, general and administrative expenses as percent of sales despite inflationary pressure, including medical costs, fuel costs and a resumption of the company’s 401(k) match. Liquidity at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was $1.2 billion.

    Loss from continuing operations before income taxes was $86 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, an improvement of $41 million as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was $101 million, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $115 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

    Joe DeAngelo, CEO of HD Supply, stated, “The second quarter results marked the company’s fifth consecutive quarter of sales growth and each of our business sectors [Infrastructure & Energy, Specialty Construction and Maintenance, Repair & Improvement] reported year-over-year sales growth for the quarter. During the second quarter, sales initiatives, continued focus on margin expansion and cost control resulted in the highest quarterly operating income since the second quarter of fiscal 2008.”

    DeAngelo continued, “Our consistently improving performance is the result of HD Supply associates’ unparalleled industry expertise and superior customer service. Furthermore, our strong liquidity, innovative solutions and expansive geographic reach have us well positioned to deliver exceptional results.”

    HD Supply is continually evolving and enhancing its business to meet the changing demands of its customers, as evidenced by the second quarter 2011 launch of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance’s mobile-enabled e-commerce website, hdsupplysolutions.com. Using a smartphone and this new mobile website, professional customers have access to find products and place orders 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any location.

    In addition to innovation, HD Supply is continually evaluating strategic business acquisitions and partnerships. During the second quarter of fiscal 2011, HD Supply Waterworks completed the acquisition of Rexford Albany Municipal Supply Company, Inc. (“RAMSCO”), expanding for the first time into the state of New York. More recently, Facilities Maintenance, in partnership with U.S. Communities, a non-profit government purchasing cooperative, was awarded the products and related services MRO contract for one of the largest counties in the U.S. – Maricopa County in Arizona.

    Sale of Plumbing Business

    On August 25, 2011, the company entered into a definitive agreement to sell all of the issued and outstanding equity interests in its Plumbing/HVAC business to Hajoca Corporation. The transaction is expected to close in September 2011 upon the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including obtaining requisite government approvals. Upon the closing of the transaction, the company anticipates recording a modest gain and expects to utilize the funds from the transaction for growth initiatives. The results of the Plumbing/HVAC operations will be reflected as discontinued operations beginning in the third quarter of fiscal 2011.

    Year-to-date Results

    Net sales for the six months ended July 31, 2011 were $4.0 billion, an increase of $283 million, or 7.5 percent, compared to the six months ended August 1, 2010. Gross profit in the year-to-date period of fiscal 2011 increased by $83 million, or 7.9 percent, to $1.1 billion compared to $1.0 billion for same period of fiscal 2010. Gross profit for the year-to-date period of fiscal 2011 was 27.9 percent of net sales versus 27.8 percent of net sales for the same period of fiscal 2010.

    Operating income for the six months ended July 31, 2011 was $85 million, an improvement of $79 million compared to an operating income of $6 million for the same period of fiscal 2010. The improvement in operating income reflects the 7.5 percent sales growth and a 100 basis point decline in selling, general and administrative expenses as percent of sales despite inflationary pressure, including medical costs, fuel costs and a resumption of the company’s 401(k) match.

    Loss from continuing operations before income taxes was $231 million in the six months ended July 31, 2011, an improvement of $76 million as compared to the same period of fiscal 2010. Loss from continuing operations for the six months ended July 31, 2011 was $266 million, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $317 million for the same period of fiscal 2010.

    Adjusted EBITDA (second quarter and year-to-date)

    Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 increased 29.7 percent to $166 million from $128 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was 7.7 percent of net sales versus 6.5 percent of net sales for second quarter of fiscal 2010. The increase in the Adjusted EBITDA rate reflects management’s focus on operating efficiency through gross margin enhancement and cost control efforts. Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of fiscal 2011 increased 28.2 percent to $273 million from $213 million in the same period of fiscal 2010. Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of fiscal 2011 was 6.7 percent of net sales versus 5.7 percent of net sales for same period of fiscal 2010. The company presents Adjusted EBITDA to provide additional information to evaluate its operating performance and its ability to service its debt. Reconciliations of GAAP measures to non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA are included at the end of this press release.

    About HD Supply

    HD Supply (www.hdsupply.com) is a leading wholesale distribution company, providing a broad range of products and services to professional customers in the infrastructure & energy, maintenance, repair & improvement and specialty construction markets. With a diverse portfolio of industry-leading businesses, HD Supply is one of the largest diversified wholesale distributors in North America, with 771 locations.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “plan,” “seek,” “comfortable with,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. A number of important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from those contained in or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those factors discussed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 30, 2011, filed on April 14, 2011 with the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which can be found at the SEC’s website www.sec.gov, each of which is specifically incorporated into this press release. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

     

    HD SUPPLY, INC.

    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    Amounts in millions, unaudited

      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended

    July 31,

     

    August 1,

    July 31,

     

    August 1,

    2011

    2010

    2011

     

    2010

    Net Sales $ 2,157 $ 1,962 $ 4,045 $ 3,762
    Cost of sales   1,556     1,418     2,917     2,717  
    Gross Profit 601 544 1,128 1,045
    Operating expenses:
    Selling, general and administrative 440 421 867 844
    Depreciation and amortization 88 93 176 187
    Restructuring       3         8  
    Total operating expenses 528 517 1,043 1,039
    Operating Income (Loss) 73 27 85 6
    Interest expense 159 155 317 311
    Other (income) expense, net       (1 )   (1 )   2  
    Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes (86 ) (127 ) (231 ) (307 )
    Provision (benefit) for income taxes   15     (12 )   35     10  
    Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations (101 ) (115 ) (266 ) (317 )
    Income from discontinued operations, net of tax           1      
    Net Income (Loss) $ (101 ) $ (115 ) $ (265 ) $ (317 )
     
     

    HD SUPPLY, INC.

    CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    Amounts in millions, except share data, unaudited

     
     

    July 31,

     

    January 30,

    2011

    2011

    ASSETS
    Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 91 $ 292
    Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $37 and $36 1,169 907
    Inventories 1,178 1,035
    Deferred tax asset 81 102
    Other current assets   60     45  
    Total current assets   2,579     2,381  
    Property and equipment, net 375 390
    Goodwill 3,152 3,150
    Intangible assets, net 866 992
    Other assets   171     176  
    Total assets $ 7,143   $ 7,089  
     
    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)
    Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable $ 848 $ 805
    Accrued compensation and benefits 105 118
    Current installments of long-term debt 10 10
    Other current liabilities   283     272  
    Total current liabilities   1,246     1,205  
     
    Long-term debt, excluding current installments 5,501 5,239
    Deferred tax liabilities 98 101
    Other liabilities   451     448  
    Total liabilities   7,296     6,993  
     
    Stockholders’ equity (deficit):
    Common stock, par value $0.01; authorized 1,000 shares; issued 1,000 shares at July 31, 2011 and January 30, 2011
    Paid-in capital 2,669 2,660
    Accumulated deficit (2,828 ) (2,563 )
    Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   6     (1 )
    Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)   (153 )   96  
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit) $ 7,143   $ 7,089  
     

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    To provide clarity, internally and externally, about HD Supply’s operating performance for the recently completed fiscal quarter, HD Supply supplemented its reporting of loss from continuing operations with the non-GAAP measurements, including Adjusted EBITDA. This supplemental information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the GAAP measurements. Additional information regarding the Adjusted EBITDA referred to in this press release is included in our filings with the SEC, including a Current Report on Form 8-K filed concurrently with the issuance of this press release.

    The following table presents a reconciliation of net income (loss), the most directly comparable financial measure under U.S. GAAP, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented (amounts in millions).

       
    Three Months Ended Six Months Ended

    July 31,

     

    August 1,

    July 31,

     

    August 1,

    2011

    2010

    2011

    2010

    Net income (loss) $ (101) $ (115) $ (265) $ (317)
    Less income from discontinued operations, net of tax (1)
    Income (loss) from continuing operations (101) (115) (266) (317)
    Interest expense, net 159 155 317 311
    Provision (benefit) from income taxes 15 (12) 35 10
    Depreciation and amortization 88 94 177 188
    EBITDA 161 122 263 192
     
    Adjustments to EBITDA:
    Other (income) expense, net(i) (1) (1) 2
    Restructuring charge(ii) 3 8
    Stock-based compensation(iii) 5 4 9 8
    Management fee & related expenses paid to Equity Sponsors(iv) 2 2 3 3
    Other (2) (2) (1)
    Adjusted EBITDA $ 166 $ 128 $ 273 $ 213
     

    (i) Represents the loss on extinguishment of debt, the gains/losses associated with the changes in fair value of interest rate swap contracts not accounted for under hedge accounting, and other non-operating income/expense.

    (ii) Represents the costs incurred for employee reductions and branch closures or consolidations. These costs include occupancy costs, severance, and other costs incurred to exit a location.

    (iii) Represents the non-cash costs for employee stock options.

    (iv) The company entered into a management agreement whereby the company pays the Equity Sponsors a $5 million annual aggregate management fee. In addition, the company reimburses certain Equity Sponsor expenses.

    Contacts

    HD Supply
    Quiana Pinckney, 770-852-9057
    Public Relations
    Quiana.Pinckney@hdsupply.com