Macy’s, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results; Narrows and Raises Full Year 2021 Guidance

Quarterly net sales and earnings exceeded expectations

Comparable sales up 37.2% on an owned basis and up 35.6% on an owned-plus-licensed basis versus 2020; up 8.9% and up 8.7%, respectively, versus 2019

Diluted EPS of $0.76 and Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.23

Repurchased $300 million of shares, repaid $1.6 billion in debt ahead of schedule and paid $46 million in dividends

Added 4.4 million new customers into Macy’s brand, a 28% increase over 2019

Announces plans to launch curated digital marketplace platform

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2021.

“Our company delivered another strong quarter and exceeded our expectations on both top and bottom lines. The results were driven by the effective execution of the Polaris strategy and an improved economic environment. In the quarter, the Macy’s brand added 4.4 million new customers. Consumers continue to spend, and we successfully offered a wide range of expanding merchandise assortment to meet their growing demand,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. “Looking ahead to the fourth quarter, we remain a special place for holiday shopping, and our robust omnichannel ecosystem is showing resilience in the face of labor and supply chain challenges and enables us to meet customer shopping needs with speed and convenience.”

“We are encouraged by the momentum of our business and its strong financial health and continue to invest in positioning our company for long-term sustainable and profitable growth,” Gennette continued. “Today, we are announcing plans to launch a curated digital marketplace platform that will further fuel customer acquisition and sales growth across all of our channels.”

Additional details about the new digital marketplace platform will be provided in a dedicated press release.

Third Quarter Highlights

In addition to prior year comparisons, Macy’s, Inc. is providing comparisons to 2019 to benchmark its performance given the impact of the pandemic last year.

  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.76 and Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.23 both exceeded expectations for the quarter.
    • This compares to a diluted loss per share of $(0.29) and an Adjusted diluted loss per share of $(0.19) in third quarter 2020.
    • This compares to diluted earnings per share of $0.01 and Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.07 in third quarter 2019.
    • In the third quarter 2021, Adjusted diluted earnings per share excludes the charges related to the recognition of fees associated with the early retirement of debt.
  • Comparable sales up 37.2% on an owned basis and up 35.6% on an owned-plus-licensed basis versus 2020; up 8.9% and up 8.7%, respectively, versus 2019.
    • On a comparable owned-plus-licensed basis, the third quarter 2021 includes a 200-basis point benefit resulting from the shift of the Friends and Family promotional event into the third quarter from the fourth quarter as compared to 2019.
  • Digital sales increased 19% versus third quarter 2020 and grew 49% versus third quarter 2019.
    • Digital penetration was 33% of net sales, a 5-percentage point expected decline from third quarter 2020, but a 10-percentage point improvement over third quarter 2019.
  • Highlights of the company's nameplates include:
    • Macy’s comparable sales were up 36.4% on an owned basis and up 35.1% on an owned-plus-licensed basis compared to the third quarter of 2020, and up 9.0% and 8.4%, respectively, compared to the third quarter of 2019.
      • Approximately 4.4 million new customers shopped the Macy's brand, a 28% increase compared to third quarter 2019, with 41% of these customers coming through the digital channel in third quarter 2021.
      • Platinum, Gold and Silver customers in the Star Rewards Loyalty program continued to engage, with the average customer spend up 16% compared to the third quarter of 2019.
      • The Bronze segment of the Star Rewards Loyalty program, its youngest and most diverse loyalty tier, continued to grow with the addition of 2.3 million new members during the quarter.
      • Categories that were solid throughout the pandemic, including home, fragrances, jewelry, watches and sleepwear, continued to see strong sales performance.
      • Occasion-based categories, such as dresses, men’s tailored and luggage, continued to recover.
      • Emerging categories, such as toys and pets, showed encouraging results and the company continues to expand on those categories and related brands.
    • Bloomingdale’s comparable sales on an owned basis were up 43.4% and on an owned-plus-licensed basis were up 38.5% compared to the third quarter of 2020, and up 9.1% and 11.2%, respectively, compared to the third quarter of 2019.
      • Results were driven by strong sales of luxury handbags, fine jewelry, home, men’s shoes and contemporary apparel.
    • Bluemercury comparable sales were up 39.5% on an owned and owned-plus-licensed basis compared to the third quarter of 2020, but down 2.2% on an owned and owned-plus-licensed basis compared to the third quarter of 2019.
      • Private brands, home fragrance and treatment showed strong sales performance during the quarter.
  • Gross margin for the quarter was 41.0%, up from 35.6% in third quarter 2020 and up 100 basis points from third quarter 2019.
    • Improvement as a result of merchandise margin was largely due to benefits from pricing, promotion and inventory productivity enhanced by the Polaris strategy.
    • Delivery expense as a percent of net sales increased 170 basis points from third quarter 2019, due to increased digital penetration.
  • Inventory was up 19.4% from third quarter 2020 but down 15.4% from third quarter 2019.
    • Compared to 2020, the company has increased inventory to meet demand in stores and online. The company implemented several measures to mitigate supply chain disruptions and does not expect to be materially impacted during the fourth quarter 2021.
  • Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expense of $1.97 billion, a $229 million improvement from third quarter 2019.
    • SG&A expense as a percent of sales was 36.3%, an improvement of 630 basis points from third quarter 2019.
    • The quarter benefited from disciplined expense management and improved productivity resulting from the company's Polaris strategy, including the permanent cost savings realized in 2020, along with reduced labor costs due to elevated job openings in stores.
  • Net credit card revenue of $213 million, up $30 million from third quarter 2019.
    • Represented 3.9% of sales, 100 basis points lower than third quarter 2020 and 40 basis points higher than third quarter 2019.
    • Improved bad debt levels driven by strong customer credit health continued to contribute to the growth of credit card revenue.
  • Strong cash generation year-to-date allowed for execution of capital allocation priorities:
    • Repurchased $300 million of shares, accounting for 60% of the $500 million authorization.
    • Repaid early $294 million of debt due in January 2022 in addition to the early repayment of the previously announced $1.3 billion senior secured notes in August.
    • Paid $46 million in cash dividends to shareholders.

Revised Full-Year 2021 Guidance
The company is narrowing and raising its full-year 2021 guidance.

 

Revised Guidance 2021

Prior Guidance 2021

Net sales

$24.12B - $24.28B

$23.55B - $23.95B

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$4.57 - $4.76

$3.41 - $3.75

Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of sales

>12.5%

11% - 11.5%

In the fourth quarter 2021, comparable sales on an owned-plus-licensed basis versus 2019 are expected to increase between 2% and 4%. This includes an approximately 125-basis point adverse impact due to the shift of the Friends and Family promotional event from the fourth quarter into the third quarter as compared to 2019. A full overview of the company’s guidance can be found in the third quarter 2021 earnings presentation at www.macysinc.com/investors.

Conference Call and Webcasts

A webcast of Macy's, Inc.’s call with analysts and investors to report its third quarter 2021 sales and earnings will be held today (November 18, 2021) at 8:00 a.m. ET. Macy’s, Inc.’s webcast, along with the associated presentation, is accessible to the media and general public via the company's website at www.macysinc.com/investors. Analysts and investors may call in on 1-800-458-4121, passcode 5692619. A replay of the conference call and slides can be accessed on the website or by calling 1-888-203-1112 (same passcode) about two hours after the conclusion of the call. Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom.

Adrian Mitchell, chief financial officer of Macy’s, Inc., will participate in a fireside chat at the Morgan Stanley Virtual Global Consumer & Retail Conference at 8:00 a.m. ET on December 2, 2021. Media and investors may access a live audio webcast of the presentation at www.macysinc.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the company’s website.

Important Information Regarding Financial Measures

Please see the final pages of this news release for important information regarding the calculation of the company’s non-GAAP financial measures.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) is one of the nation’s premier omnichannel retailers. Headquartered in New York City, the company comprises three retail brands: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury. With a robust e-commerce business, rich mobile experience and a national stores footprint, our customers can shop the way they live — anytime and through any channel. For more information, visit macysinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a variety of factors, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Macy's customer demand and supply chain, as well as its consolidated results of operation, financial position and cash flows, Macy’s ability to successfully implement its Polaris strategy, including the ability to realize the anticipated benefits within the expected time frame or at all, conditions to, or changes in the timing of proposed real estate and other transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring charges, the effect of potential changes to trade policies, store closings, competitive pressures from specialty stores, general merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores, manufacturers’ outlets, the Internet and catalogs and general consumer spending levels, including the impact of the availability and level of consumer debt, possible systems failures and/or security breaches, the potential for the incurrence of charges in connection with the impairment of intangible assets, including goodwill, Macy’s reliance on foreign sources of production, including risks related to the disruption of imports by labor disputes, regional or global health pandemics, and regional political and economic conditions, the effect of weather, labor shortages, the amount and timing of future dividends and share repurchases and other factors identified in documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the captions “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 30, 2021 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended July 31, 2021. Macy’s disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

MACY’S, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) (Note 1)

(All amounts in millions except percentages and per share figures)

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

October 30, 2021

 

13 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

% to

 

 

 

 

 

 

% to

 

 

 

$

 

 

Net sales

 

 

$

 

 

Net sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

5,440

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

3,990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit card revenues, net

 

 

213

 

 

 

3.9

%

 

 

195

 

 

 

4.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

(3,207

)

 

 

(59.0

%)

 

 

(2,569

)

 

 

(64.4

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

(1,973

)

 

 

(36.3

%)

 

 

(1,726

)

 

 

(43.3

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gains on sale of real estate

 

 

50

 

 

 

0.9

%

 

 

3

 

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment, restructuring and other costs (Note 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(20

)

 

 

(0.5

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

523

 

 

 

9.6

%

 

 

(127

)

 

 

(3.2

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit plan income, net

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settlement charges

 

 

(8

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(26

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(53

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(80

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Losses on early retirement of debt

 

 

(185

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

294

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(217

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense) (Note 3)

 

 

(55

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

239

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(91

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share

 

$

0.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(0.29

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$

0.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(0.29

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

306.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

311.2

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

 

313.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

311.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of period common shares outstanding

 

 

299.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

310.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Financial Measures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Margin (Note 4)

 

$

2,233

 

 

 

41.0

%

 

$

1,421

 

 

 

35.6

%

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

$

225

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

250

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACY’S, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) (Note 1)

(All amounts in millions except percentages and per share figures)

 

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

October 30, 2021

 

39 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

% to

 

 

 

 

 

 

% to

 

 

 

$

 

 

Net sales

 

 

$

 

 

Net sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

15,794

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

10,566

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit card revenues, net

 

 

568

 

 

 

3.6

%

 

 

494

 

 

 

4.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

(9,449

)

 

 

(59.8

%)

 

 

(7,788

)

 

 

(73.7

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

(5,618

)

 

 

(35.6

%)

 

 

(4,723

)

 

 

(44.7

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gains on sale of real estate

 

 

61

 

 

 

0.4

%

 

 

20

 

 

 

0.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment, restructuring and other costs (Note 2)

 

 

(21

)

 

 

(0.1

%)

 

 

(3,445

)

 

 

(32.6

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

1,335

 

 

 

8.5

%

 

 

(4,876

)

 

 

(46.1

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit plan income, net

 

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settlement charges

 

 

(90

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(65

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(211

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(196

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Losses on early retirement of debt

 

 

(199

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

884

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,104

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense) (Note 3)

 

 

(197

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

687

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(4,104

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share

 

$

2.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(13.20

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$

2.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(13.20

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

310.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

311.0

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

 

317.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

311.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of period common shares outstanding

 

 

299.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

310.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Financial Measures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Margin (Note 4)

 

$

6,345

 

 

 

40.2

%

 

$

2,778

 

 

 

26.3

%

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

$

668

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

722

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACY’S, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) (Note 1)

(millions)

 

 

 

October 30,

2021

 

January 30,

2021

 

October 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

316

 

 

$

1,679

 

 

$

1,551

 

Receivables

 

 

212

 

 

 

276

 

 

 

185

 

Merchandise inventories

 

 

6,141

 

 

 

3,774

 

 

 

5,144

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets (Note 6)

 

 

922

 

 

 

455

 

 

 

477

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

7,591

 

 

 

6,184

 

 

 

7,357

 

Property and Equipment – net

 

 

5,600

 

 

 

5,940

 

 

 

6,122

 

Right of Use Assets

 

 

2,808

 

 

 

2,878

 

 

 

3,028

 

Goodwill

 

 

828

 

 

 

828

 

 

 

828

 

Other Intangible Assets – net

 

 

435

 

 

 

437

 

 

 

437

 

Other Assets

 

 

1,017

 

 

 

1,439

 

 

 

1,442

 

Total Assets

 

$

18,279

 

 

$

17,706

 

 

$

19,214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term debt

 

$

140

 

 

$

452

 

 

$

536

 

Merchandise accounts payable

 

 

3,796

 

 

 

1,978

 

 

 

3,267

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

2,735

 

 

 

2,927

 

 

 

2,848

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

6,671

 

 

 

5,357

 

 

 

6,651

 

Long-Term Debt

 

 

3,295

 

 

 

4,407

 

 

 

4,852

 

Long-Term Lease Liabilities

 

 

3,090

 

 

 

3,185

 

 

 

3,266

 

Deferred Income Taxes

 

 

970

 

 

 

908

 

 

 

917

 

Other Liabilities

 

 

1,245

 

 

 

1,296

 

 

 

1,285

 

Shareholders' Equity

 

 

3,008

 

 

 

2,553

 

 

 

2,243

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

$

18,279

 

 

$

17,706

 

 

$

19,214

 

 

MACY’S, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (Notes 1 and 5)

(millions)

 

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

October 30, 2021

 

39 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

687

 

 

$

(4,104

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment, restructuring and other costs

 

 

21

 

 

 

3,445

 

Settlement charges

 

 

90

 

 

 

65

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

668

 

 

 

722

 

Benefit plans

 

 

27

 

 

 

36

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

32

 

 

 

21

 

Gains on sale of real estate

 

 

(61

)

 

 

(20

)

Deferred income taxes

 

 

19

 

 

 

(270

)

Amortization of financing costs and premium on acquired debt

 

 

66

 

 

 

11

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease in receivables

 

 

64

 

 

 

223

 

(Increase) decrease in merchandise inventories

 

 

(2,367

)

 

 

34

 

(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(44

)

 

 

29

 

Increase in merchandise accounts payable

 

 

1,758

 

 

 

1,612

 

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

73

 

 

 

(598

)

Decrease in current income taxes

 

 

(50

)

 

 

(818

)

Change in other assets and liabilities

 

 

(142

)

 

 

(144

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

841

 

 

 

244

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

 

(230

)

 

 

(290

)

Capitalized software

 

 

(155

)

 

 

(96

)

Disposition of property and equipment

 

 

118

 

 

 

39

 

Other, net

 

 

64

 

 

 

33

 

Net cash used by investing activities

 

 

(203

)

 

 

(314

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt issued

 

 

975

 

 

 

2,780

 

Debt issuance costs

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(102

)

Debt repaid

 

 

(2,448

)

 

 

(1,508

)

Debt repurchase premium and expenses

 

 

(152

)

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

 

(46

)

 

 

(117

)

Decrease in outstanding checks

 

 

(97

)

 

 

(90

)

Acquisition of treasury stock

 

 

(294

)

 

 

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

 

(2,071

)

 

 

963

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(1,433

)

 

 

893

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash beginning of period

 

 

1,754

 

 

 

731

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash end of period

 

$

321

 

 

$

1,624

 

MACY’S, INC.

Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Notes:
 

(1)

As a result of the seasonal nature of the retail business, the results of operations for the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 30, 2021 and October 31, 2020 (which do not include the Christmas season) are not necessarily indicative of such results for the fiscal year.

 

 

(2)

The 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020 also included non-cash impairment charges totaling $3.2 billion, which consisted of $3.1 billion of a non-cash goodwill impairment charge and $83 million impairment charge on long-lived tangible and right of use assets.

 

 

(3)

Income tax expense of $55 million and $197 million, or 18.7% and 22.3% of pretax income, for the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 30, 2021, respectively, reflect a different effective tax rate as compared to the company’s federal income tax statutory rate of 21% driven primarily by the impact of return-to-provision adjustments that were identified in connection with the filing of the U.S. federal income tax return in the current quarter.

 

 

 

The income tax benefits of $126 million and $1.0 billion, or 58.1% and 19.6% of pretax loss, for the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020, respectively, reflected a different projected benefit rate as compared to the company's federal income tax statutory rate of 21% due to the carryback of net operating losses as permitted under the CARES Act. For the 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020, the benefit of the available carryback of net operating losses was offset by the impact of the non-tax deductible component of the goodwill impairment charge and additional income tax expense associated with the deferred tax remeasurement recognized during the first quarter of 2020.

 

 

(4)

Gross margin is defined as net sales less cost of sales.

 

 

(5)

Restricted cash of $5 million and $73 million have been included with cash and cash equivalents for the 39 weeks ended October 30, 2021 and October 31, 2020, respectively.

 

 

(6)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets as of October 30, 2021 include an income tax receivable of $590 million associated with the carryback of certain net operating losses permitted under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES” Act).

MACY’S, INC.
Important Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide users of the company's financial information with additional useful information in evaluating operating performance. Management believes that providing supplemental changes in comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis, which includes adjusting for the impact of comparable sales of departments licensed to third parties, assists in evaluating the company's ability to generate sales growth, whether through owned businesses or departments licensed to third parties, and in evaluating the impact of changes in the manner in which certain departments are operated. Earnings (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is a non-GAAP financial measure which the company believes provides meaningful information about its operational efficiency by excluding the impact of changes in tax law and structure, debt levels and capital investment. In addition, management believes that excluding certain items from EBITDA, net income (loss) and diluted earnings (loss) per share that are not associated with the company’s core operations and that may vary substantially in frequency and magnitude from period-to-period provides useful supplemental measures that assist in evaluating the company's ability to generate earnings and to more readily compare these metrics between past and future periods.

The company does not provide reconciliations of the forward-looking non-GAAP measures of adjusted EBITDA, diluted earnings per share, and comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis to the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP measures because the timing and amount of excluded items are unreasonably difficult to fully and accurately estimate. For the same reasons, the company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could be material to future results.

Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplementing, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the company's financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Certain of the items that may be excluded or included in non-GAAP financial measures may be significant items that could impact the company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows and should therefore be considered in assessing the company's actual and future financial condition and performance. Additionally, the amounts received by the company on account of sales of departments licensed to third parties are limited to commissions received on such sales. The methods used by the company to calculate its non-GAAP financial measures may differ significantly from methods used by other companies to compute similar measures. As a result, any non-GAAP financial measures presented herein may not be comparable to similar measures provided by other companies.

 

MACY’S, INC.

Important Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(All amounts in millions except percentages and per share figures)

 

Changes in Comparable Sales – 13 Weeks Ended October 31, 2021

Macy's, Inc.

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

13 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

13 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned basis (Note 7)

 

 

37.2

%

 

 

8.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparable sales impact of departments licensed to third parties (Note 8)

 

 

(1.6

%)

 

 

(0.2

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis

 

 

35.6

%

 

 

8.7

%

Macy's

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

13 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

13 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned basis (Note 7)

 

 

36.4

%

 

 

9.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparable sales impact of departments licensed to third parties (Note 8)

 

 

(1.3

%)

 

 

(0.6

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis

 

 

35.1

%

 

 

8.4

%

Bloomingdale's

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

13 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

13 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned basis (Note 7)

 

 

43.4

%

 

 

9.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparable sales impact of departments licensed to third parties (Note 8)

 

 

(4.9

%)

 

 

2.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis

 

 

38.5

%

 

 

11.2

%

Bluemercury

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

13 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

13 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned basis (Note 7)

 

 

39.5

%

 

 

(2.2

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparable sales impact of departments licensed to third parties (Note 8)

 

 

0.0

%

 

 

0.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis

 

 

39.5

%

 

 

(2.2

%)

Changes in Comparable Sales – 39 Weeks Ended October 31, 2021

Macy's, Inc.

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

39 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

Comparable Sales

vs.

39 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned basis (Note 7)

 

 

52.4

%

 

 

1.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparable sales impact of departments licensed to third parties (Note 8)

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

0.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis

 

 

52.5

%

 

 

1.4

%

Notes:

(7)

Represents the period-to-period percentage change in net sales from stores in operation during the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 30, 2021 and the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020 and November 2, 2019, respectively. Such calculation includes all digital sales and excludes commissions from departments licensed to third parties. Stores impacted by a natural disaster or undergoing significant expansion or shrinkage remain in the comparable sales calculation unless the store, or material portion of the store, is closed for a significant period of time. No stores have been excluded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Definitions and calculations of comparable sales may differ among companies in the retail industry.

 

(8)

Represents the impact of including the sales of departments licensed to third parties occurring in stores in operation throughout the year presented and the immediately preceding year and all online sales in the calculation of comparable sales. The company licenses third parties to operate certain departments in its stores and online and receives commissions from these third parties based on a percentage of their net sales. In its financial statements prepared in conformity with GAAP, the company includes these commissions (rather than sales of the departments licensed to third parties) in its net sales. The company does not, however, include any amounts in respect of licensed department sales (or any commissions earned on such sales) in its comparable sales in accordance with GAAP (i.e., on an owned basis). The amounts of commissions earned on sales of departments licensed to third parties are not material to its net sales for the periods presented.

 

MACY’S, INC.

Important Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(All amounts in millions except percentages and per share figures)

 

Earnings (Loss) before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, Net Income (Loss) and Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share, Excluding Certain Items

 

Non-GAAP financial measures, excluding certain items below, are reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measure as follows:

 
  • EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are reconciled to GAAP net income (loss).
  • Adjusted net income (loss) is reconciled to GAAP net income (loss).
  • Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share is reconciled to GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share.
 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

October 30, 2021

 

13 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

13 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

239

 

 

$

(91

)

 

$

2

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

53

 

 

 

80

 

 

 

48

 

Losses on early retirement of debt

 

 

185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal, state and local income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

55

 

 

 

(126

)

 

 

(2

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

225

 

 

 

250

 

 

 

252

 

EBITDA

 

 

757

 

 

 

113

 

 

 

300

 

Impairment, restructuring and other costs

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

13

 

Settlement charges

 

 

8

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

12

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

765

 

 

$

159

 

 

$

325

 

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

October 30, 2021

 

39 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

39 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

Net income (loss)

 

$

687

 

 

$

(4,104

)

 

$

224

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

211

 

 

 

196

 

 

 

143

 

Losses on early retirement of debt

 

 

199

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing costs

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Federal, state and local income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

197

 

 

 

(1,000

)

 

 

55

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

668

 

 

 

722

 

 

 

725

 

EBITDA

 

 

1,962

 

 

 

(4,182

)

 

 

1,147

 

Impairment, restructuring and other costs

 

 

21

 

 

 

3,445

 

 

 

16

 

Settlement charges

 

 

90

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

12

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

2,073

 

 

$

(672

)

 

$

1,175

 

 

MACY’S, INC.

Important Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(All amounts in millions except percentages and per share figures)

 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

October 30, 2021

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

 

 

 

Net

Income

 

 

Diluted

Earnings

Per Share

 

 

Net

Income (Loss)

 

 

Diluted

Earnings (Loss)

Per Share

 

 

Net

Income

 

 

Diluted

Earnings

Per Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

 

$

239

 

 

$

0.76

 

 

$

(91

)

 

$

(0.29

)

 

$

2

 

 

$

0.01

 

Impairment, restructuring and other costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settlement charges

 

 

8

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

0.09

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Losses on early retirement of debt

 

 

185

 

 

 

0.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax impact of certain items

identified above

 

 

(46

)

 

 

(0.15

)

 

 

(15

)

 

 

(0.05

)

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As adjusted to exclude certain items

above

 

$

386

 

 

$

1.23

 

 

$

(60

)

 

$

(0.19

)

 

$

21

 

 

$

0.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

October 30, 2021

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

October 31, 2020

 

 

39 Weeks Ended

November 2, 2019

 

 

 

Net

Income

 

 

Diluted

Earnings

Per Share

 

 

Net

Income (Loss)

 

 

Diluted

Earnings (Loss)

Per Share

 

 

Net

Income

 

 

Diluted

Earnings

Per Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

 

$

687

 

 

$

2.17

 

 

$

(4,104

)

 

$

(13.20

)

 

$

224

 

 

$

0.72

 

Impairment, restructuring and other costs

 

 

21

 

 

 

0.07

 

 

 

3,445

 

 

 

11.08

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settlement charges

 

 

90

 

 

 

0.28

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

0.21

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Losses on early retirement of debt

 

 

199

 

 

 

0.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax impact of certain items

identified above

 

 

(73

)

 

 

(0.24

)

 

 

(351

)

 

 

(1.13

)

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As adjusted to exclude certain items

above

 

$

924

 

 

$

2.91

 

 

$

(941

)

 

$

(3.03

)

 

$

246

 

 

$

0.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media - Karina Frayter
media@macys.com

Investors - Mike McGuire
investors@macys.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.