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08/18/2020

Advance Auto Parts Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Delivered Net Sales of $2.5 billion, Comparable Store Sales increased by 7.5%

Operating Income Margin Increased 319 basis points; Adjusted Operating Income Margin Increased 274 basis points

Diluted EPS Increased 58.4% to $2.74; Adjusted Diluted EPS Increased 46.0% to $2.92

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 11, 2020.

“Throughout our second quarter, people in the communities we serve felt the significant impact of COVID-19. Our Advance team responded with care and speed to these challenges as we continued to prioritize the health and safety of our customers and team members,” said Tom Greco, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We delivered very strong comparable sales growth of 7.5% in the quarter, our highest quarterly growth rate in nearly 10 years. Adjusted operating income grew 42%, with margins expanding 274 basis points to 11.2%. Behind strong sales growth and margin expansion, we also delivered a 60% increase in quarterly Free cash flow. Without question, we benefited from a surge in industry demand in the quarter fueled by the government stimulus, unemployment benefits and the impact COVID-19 had on consumer behavior in terms of how they repaired and maintained their vehicles. With that said, we could not be prouder and more thankful of how our AAP team members and Carquest Independent Partners stepped up to serve our customers. To support them, we made further investments in PPE as well as ongoing sanitation efforts to help ensure our stores and DC’s are safe. We supported our professional customers by providing contact free delivery options and virtual instructor-led training which led to sequential improvements throughout Q2. In DIY Omnichannel(a), investments in marketing, Speed Perks and our digital platforms drove double digit growth. Though we're living in a time of great uncertainty, we will continue to prioritize health and safety while leveraging our industry-leading portfolio, which now includes DieHard®. We believe that this focus will continue to drive strong results in the back half of the year."

Business Highlights (b)

Q2 2020 Highlights

  • Net sales increased 7.3% to $2.5 billion; Comparable store sales(c) increased 7.5%
  • Operating income increased 53.9% to $262.8 million; Operating income margin expanded 319 basis points to 10.5%
  • Adjusted operating income(c) increased 42.2% to $279.3 million; Adjusted operating income margin(c) expanded 274 basis points to 11.2%
  • Diluted EPS increased 58.4% to $2.74; Adjusted Diluted EPS(c) increased 46.0% to $2.92
  • Declared $0.25 quarterly cash dividend

Third Quarter Observations to Date (d)

  • Through the first five weeks of the third quarter, the Company continues to see strong growth in DIY Omnichannel and positive comparable store sales in Professional
  • While uncertainties remain around the continued impact of COVID-19 during the balance of the year, the Company believes it is well positioned to meet the demands of the business

(a) DIY Omnichannel includes sales from DIY retail, DIY buy online/pick up in store and DIY buy online/ship to home.
(b) All comparisons are based on the same time period prior year.
(c) Comparable store sales exclude sales to independently owned Carquest locations. For a better understanding of the Company's adjusted results, refer to the reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments in the accompanying financial tables included herein.
(d) The information is based on preliminary internal sales data available as of the date of this release and, given market uncertainties, may not be representative of future periods or the Company’s results for the third quarter of 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Net sales for the second quarter of 2020 were $2.5 billion, a 7.3% increase versus the second quarter of the prior year. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of 2020 increased 7.5%. The increase in Net sales was driven by an increase in comparable store sales primarily contributed to the Company's DIY Omnichannel business.

Adjusted gross profit increased 8.7% to $1.1 billion. Adjusted gross profit margin was 43.9% of Net sales in the second quarter of 2020, a 57 basis point increase from the second quarter of 2019, driven by improvements in channel mix and supply chain efficiencies. The Company's GAAP Gross profit margin increased to 43.8% from 43.3% in the second quarter of 2019.

Adjusted SG&A increased $4.7 million to $817.7 million. Adjusted SG&A was 32.7% of Net sales in the second quarter of 2020, which improved 217 basis points as compared to the second quarter of 2019. The improvement was driven by reductions in labor related costs as well as travel. The savings were partially offset by investments in marketing expenses associated with the launch of the Company's new marketing campaign and DieHard® brand. Savings were also offset by approximately $15 million of costs related to COVID-19. The Company's GAAP SG&A was 33.3% of Net sales in the second quarter of 2020 compared to 36.0% in the second quarter of 2019.

The Company's Adjusted operating income was $279.3 million in the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 42.2% versus the second quarter of the prior year. Adjusted operating income margin increased 274 basis points to 11.2% of Net sales for the second quarter compared to the second quarter of the prior year. On a GAAP basis, the Company's Operating income was $262.8 million, or 10.5% of Net sales, an increase of 319 basis points from the second quarter of 2019.

The Company's effective tax rate in the second quarter of 2020 was 24.8%, compared to 24.9% in the second quarter of the prior year. The Company's Adjusted Diluted EPS was $2.92 for the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 46.0% compared to the second quarter of the prior year. On a GAAP basis, the Company's Diluted EPS increased 58.4% to $2.74.

Year to date Operating cash flow was $448.2 million through the second quarter of 2020 versus $492.2 million in the same period of the prior year, a decrease of 8.9%. The decrease was primarily driven by a decrease in Net income, largely due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a decrease in overall working capital. Free cash flow through the second quarter of 2020 was $308.1 million, a decrease of 19.1% compared to the same period of the prior year.

Capital Allocation

As previously disclosed, the Company temporarily discontinued the use of its share repurchase program in the first quarter. Based on current liquidity and overall financial position, the Company has lifted its temporary suspension as of August 12, 2020. At the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Company had $861.7 million remaining under the share repurchase program.

On August 11, 2020 the Company declared a regular cash dividend of $0.25 per share to be paid on October 02, 2020 to all common stockholders of record as of September 18, 2020.

During the second quarter of 2020, the Company elected to repay the $500.0 million outstanding under its revolving credit facility that was borrowed during the first quarter of 2020. On August 17, 2020, the Company notified the trustee of its intent to redeem the $300 million aggregate principal of its 4.50% Notes due 2022 using available cash on hand.

2020 Full Year Guidance

The Company withdrew guidance on April 9, 2020, given uncertainties related to the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, the Company is not providing guidance, however, remains committed to maintaining liquidity to meet the needs of the business and return cash to shareholders.

Investor Conference Call

The Company will host a webcast to discuss its results for the second quarter of 2020 and other business updates scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. The webcast will be accessible via the Investor Relations page of the Company's website (www.AdvanceAutoParts.com).

To join by phone, please pre-register online for dial-in and passcode information. Upon registering, participants will receive a confirmation with call details and a registrant ID. While registration is open through the live call, the company suggests registering a day in advance or at minimum 10 minutes before the start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Advance website for one year.

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of July 11, 2020, Advance operated 4,819 stores and 167 Worldpac branches in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Company also serves 1,262 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and British Virgin Islands. Additional information about Advance, including employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements herein are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are usually identifiable by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “plan,” “position,” “possible,” “potential,” “probable,” “project,” “should,” “strategy,” “will,” or similar language. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about the Company's strategic initiatives, operational plans and objectives, and future business and financial performance, as well as statements regarding underlying assumptions related thereto. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company's views based on historical results, current information and assumptions related to future developments. Except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made herein. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied by the forward-looking statements. They include, among others, factors related to the timing and implementation of strategic initiatives, the highly competitive nature of the Company's industry, demand for the Company's products and services, complexities in its inventory and supply chain, challenges with transforming and growing its business and factors related to the current global pandemic. Please refer to “Item 1A. Risk Factors.” of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a description of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied by the forward-looking statements.

 

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

July 11, 2020 (a)

 

December 28, 2019 (b)

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,141,502

 

 

$

418,665

 

Receivables, net

742,346

 

 

689,469

 

Inventories

4,358,489

 

 

4,432,168

 

Other current assets

153,188

 

 

155,241

 

Total current assets

6,395,525

 

 

5,695,543

 

Property and equipment, net

1,436,485

 

 

1,433,213

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

2,367,527

 

 

2,365,325

 

Goodwill

990,396

 

 

992,240

 

Intangible assets, net

692,482

 

 

709,756

 

Other assets

48,250

 

 

52,448

 

 

$

11,930,665

 

 

$

11,248,525

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

3,310,073

 

 

$

3,421,987

 

Accrued expenses

659,642

 

 

535,863

 

Other current liabilities

467,844

 

 

519,852

 

Total current liabilities

4,437,559

 

 

4,477,702

 

Long-term debt

1,240,340

 

 

747,320

 

Noncurrent operating lease liabilities

2,041,400

 

 

2,017,159

 

Deferred income taxes

338,086

 

 

334,013

 

Other long-term liabilities

146,761

 

 

123,250

 

Total stockholders' equity

3,726,519

 

 

3,549,081

 

 

$

11,930,665

 

 

$

11,248,525

 

(a) This preliminary condensed consolidated balance sheet has been prepared on a basis consistent with the Company's previously prepared balance sheets filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), but does not include the footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”).
(b) The balance sheet at December 28, 2019 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date, but does not include the footnotes required by GAAP.

 

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Eight Weeks Ended

 

July 11, 2020 (a)

 

July 13, 2019 (a)

 

July 11, 2020 (a)

 

July 13, 2019 (a)

Net sales

$

2,501,380

 

 

 

$

2,332,246

 

 

 

$

5,199,262

 

 

 

$

5,284,283

 

 

Cost of sales, including purchasing and warehousing costs

1,404,666

 

 

 

1,322,808

 

 

 

2,929,815

 

 

 

2,970,233

 

 

Gross profit

1,096,714

 

 

 

1,009,438

 

 

 

2,269,447

 

 

 

2,314,050

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

833,869

 

 

 

838,666

 

 

 

1,928,177

 

 

 

1,935,338

 

 

Operating income

262,845

 

 

 

170,772

 

 

 

341,270

 

 

 

378,712

 

 

Other, net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(13,422

)

 

 

(8,675

)

 

 

(25,665

)

 

 

(23,619

)

 

Other income (expense), net

3,117

 

 

 

4,113

 

 

 

(2,872

)

 

 

1,874

 

 

Total other, net

(10,305

)

 

 

(4,562

)

 

 

(28,537

)

 

 

(21,745

)

 

Income before provision for income taxes

252,540

 

 

 

166,210

 

 

 

312,733

 

 

 

356,967

 

 

Provision for income taxes

62,580

 

 

 

41,390

 

 

 

79,185

 

 

 

89,647

 

 

Net income

$

189,960

 

 

 

$

124,820

 

 

 

$

233,548

 

 

 

$

267,320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per common share

$

2.75

 

 

 

$

1.74

 

 

 

$

3.38

 

 

 

$

3.73

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

69,118

 

 

 

71,738

 

 

 

69,154

 

 

 

71,767

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share

$

2.74

 

 

 

$

1.73

 

 

 

$

3.37

 

 

 

$

3.71

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

69,294

 

 

 

72,008

 

 

 

69,350

 

 

 

72,063

 

 

(a) These preliminary condensed consolidated statements of operations have been prepared on a basis consistent with the Company's previously prepared statements of operations filed with the SEC, but do not include the footnotes required by GAAP.

 

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

Twenty-Eight Weeks Ended

 

July 11, 2020 (a)

 

July 13, 2019 (a)

Net income

$

233,548

 

 

 

$

267,320

 

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

135,221

 

 

 

123,257

 

 

Share-based compensation

23,838

 

 

 

19,425

 

 

Provision for deferred income taxes

4,581

 

 

 

2,930

 

 

Other, net

2,741

 

 

 

14,016

 

 

Net change in:

 

 

 

Receivables, net

(55,055

)

 

 

(85,941

)

 

Inventories

67,894

 

 

 

(5,685

)

 

Accounts payable

(108,860

)

 

 

142,002

 

 

Accrued expenses

145,228

 

 

 

(21,272

)

 

Other assets and liabilities, net

(926

)

 

 

36,109

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

448,210

 

 

 

492,161

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

(140,105

)

 

 

(111,425

)

 

Purchase of an indefinite-lived intangible asset

(230

)

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

305

 

 

 

8,566

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(140,030

)

 

 

(102,859

)

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Decrease in bank overdrafts

 

 

 

(70,265

)

 

Proceeds from borrowings on credit facility

500,000

 

 

 

 

 

Payment on revolving credit facility

(500,000

)

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of senior unsecured notes

498,240

 

 

 

 

 

Redemption of senior unsecured notes

 

 

 

(310,047

)

 

Dividends paid

(39,017

)

 

 

(13,028

)

 

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock

1,518

 

 

 

1,648

 

 

Repurchases of common stock

(37,203

)

 

 

(146,638

)

 

Other, net

(5,815

)

 

 

(236

)

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

417,723

 

 

 

(538,566

)

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(3,066

)

 

 

456

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

722,837

 

 

 

(148,808

)

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

418,665

 

 

 

896,527

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

1,141,502

 

 

 

$

747,719

 

 

(a) These preliminary condensed consolidated statements of cash flows have been prepared on a consistent basis with the Company's previously prepared statements of cash flows filed with the SEC, but do not include the footnotes required by GAAP.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company's financial results include certain financial measures not derived in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Non-GAAP financial measures should not be used as a substitute for GAAP financial measures, or considered in isolation, for the purpose of analyzing the Company's operating performance, financial position or cash flows. The Company has presented these non-GAAP financial measures as it believes that the presentation of its financial results that exclude (1) transformation expenses under the Company's strategic business plan; (2) non-cash amortization related to the acquired General Parts International, Inc. (“GPI”) intangible assets; and (3) other non-recurring adjustments is useful and indicative of the Company's base operations because the expenses vary from period to period in terms of size, nature and significance and/or relate to the integration of GPI and store closure and consolidation activity in excess of historical levels. These measures assist in comparing the Company's current operating results with past periods and with the operational performance of other companies in its industry. The disclosure of these measures allows investors to evaluate the Company's performance using the same measures management uses in developing internal budgets and forecasts and in evaluating management’s compensation. Included below is a description of the expenses that the Company has determined are not normal, recurring cash operating expenses necessary to operate its business and the rationale for why providing these measures is useful to investors as a supplement to the GAAP measures.

Transformation Expenses — Costs incurred in connection with the Company's business plan that focuses on specific transformative activities that relate to the integration and streamlining of its operating structure across the enterprise, that the Company does not view to be normal cash operating expenses. These expenses will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Restructuring costs - Costs primarily relating to the early termination of lease obligations, asset impairment charges, other facility closure costs and Team Member severance in connection with the Company's 2018 Store Rationalization plan and 2017 Store and Supply Chain and Rationalization plan.
  • Third-party professional services - Costs primarily relating to services rendered by vendors for assisting the Company with the development of various information technology and supply chain projects in connection with the Company's enterprise integration initiatives.
  • Other significant costs - Costs primarily relating to accelerated depreciation of various legacy information technology and supply chain systems in connection with the Company's enterprise integration initiatives and temporary off-site workspace for project teams who are primarily working on the development of specific transformative activities that relate to the integration and streamlining of the Company's operating structure across the enterprise.

GPI Amortization of Acquired Intangible Assets — As part of the Company's acquisition of GPI, they obtained various intangible assets, including customer relationships, non-compete contracts and favorable leases agreements, which they expect to be subject to amortization through 2025.

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Eight Weeks Ended

(in thousands, except per share data)

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

 

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

Net income (GAAP)

$

189,960

 

 

 

$

124,820

 

 

 

$

233,548

 

 

 

$

267,320

 

 

Cost of sales adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transformation expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

281

 

 

Other significant costs

295

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,548

 

 

 

 

 

Other adjustment (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13,010

 

 

SG&A adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPI amortization of acquired intangible assets

6,319

 

 

 

6,336

 

 

 

14,762

 

 

 

14,795

 

 

Transformation expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring costs

5,577

 

 

 

4,963

 

 

 

9,641

 

 

 

10,513

 

 

Third-party professional services

1,281

 

 

 

12,461

 

 

 

4,264

 

 

 

19,316

 

 

Other significant costs

2,962

 

 

 

1,892

 

 

 

12,122

 

 

 

3,418

 

 

Other income adjustment (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,756

 

 

Provision for income taxes on adjustments (c)

(4,109

)

 

 

(6,413

)

 

 

(10,585

)

 

 

(18,022

)

 

Adjusted net income (Non-GAAP)

$

202,285

 

 

 

$

144,059

 

 

 

$

265,300

 

 

 

$

321,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)

$

2.74

 

 

 

$

1.73

 

 

 

$

3.37

 

 

 

$

3.71

 

 

Adjustments, net of tax

0.18

 

 

 

0.27

 

 

 

0.46

 

 

 

0.75

 

 

Adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP)

$

2.92

 

 

 

$

2.00

 

 

 

$

3.83

 

 

 

$

4.46

 

 

(a) During the sixteen weeks ended April 20, 2019, the Company made an out-of-period correction, which increased Cost of sales by $13.0 million, related to received not invoiced inventory.

(b) During the sixteen weeks ended April 20, 2019, the Company incurred charges relating to a make-whole provision and debt issuance costs of $10.1 million and $0.7 million resulting from the early redemption of its 2020 senior unsecured notes.

(c) The income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments is calculated using the estimated tax rate in effect for the respective non-GAAP adjustments.

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Gross Profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Eight Weeks Ended

(in thousands)

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

 

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

Gross profit (GAAP)

$

1,096,714

 

 

$

1,009,438

 

 

$

2,269,447

 

 

$

2,314,050

 

Gross profit adjustments

295

 

 

 

 

1,548

 

 

13,291

 

Adjusted gross profit (Non-GAAP)

$

1,097,009

 

 

$

1,009,438

 

 

$

2,270,995

 

 

$

2,327,341

 

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Selling, General and Administrative Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Eight Weeks Ended

(in thousands)

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

 

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

SG&A (GAAP)

$

833,869

 

 

 

$

838,666

 

 

 

$

1,928,177

 

 

 

$

1,935,338

 

 

SG&A adjustments

(16,139

)

 

 

(25,652

)

 

 

(40,789

)

 

 

(48,042

)

 

Adjusted SG&A (Non-GAAP)

$

817,730

 

 

 

$

813,014

 

 

 

$

1,887,388

 

 

 

$

1,887,296

 

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Eight Weeks Ended

(in thousands)

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

 

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

Operating income (GAAP)

$

262,845

 

 

$

170,772

 

 

$

341,270

 

 

$

378,712

 

Cost of sales and SG&A adjustments

16,434

 

 

25,652

 

 

42,337

 

 

61,333

 

Adjusted operating income (Non-GAAP)

$

279,279

 

 

$

196,424

 

 

$

383,607

 

 

$

440,045

 

NOTE: Adjusted gross profit, Adjusted gross profit margin (calculated by dividing Adjusted gross profit by Net sales), Adjusted SG&A, Adjusted SG&A as a percentage of Net sales, Adjusted operating income and Adjusted operating income margin (calculated by dividing Adjusted operating income by Net sales) are non-GAAP measures. Management believes these non-GAAP measures are important metrics in assessing the overall performance of the business and utilizes these metrics in its ongoing reporting. On that basis, management believes it is useful to provide these metrics to investors and prospective investors to evaluate the Company’s operating performance across periods adjusting for these items (refer to the reconciliations of non-GAAP adjustments above). These non-GAAP measures might not be calculated in the same manner as, and thus might not be comparable to, similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Non-GAAP measures should not be used by investors or third parties as the sole basis for formulating investment decisions, as they may exclude a number of important cash and non-cash recurring items.

 

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow:

 

 

 

 

Twenty-Eight Weeks Ended

(In thousands)

July 11, 2020

 

July 13, 2019

Cash flows from operating activities

$

448,210

 

 

 

$

492,161

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

(140,105

)

 

 

(111,425

)

 

Free cash flow

$

308,105

 

 

 

$

380,736

 

 

NOTE: Management uses Free cash flow as a measure of its liquidity and believes it is a useful indicator to investors or potential investors of the Company's ability to implement growth strategies and service debt. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure and should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, information contained in the Company's condensed consolidated statement of cash flows as a measure of liquidity.

 

Adjusted Debt to Adjusted EBITDAR:

 

 

 

 

Four Quarters Ended

(In thousands, except adjusted debt to adjusted EBITDAR ratio)

July 11, 2020

 

December 28, 2019

Total GAAP debt

$

1,240,340

 

 

$

747,320

 

 

Add: Operating lease liabilities

2,472,467

 

 

2,495,141

 

 

Adjusted debt

3,712,807

 

 

3,242,461

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Net income

453,124

 

 

486,896

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

250,065

 

 

238,371

 

 

Interest expense

41,944

 

 

39,898

 

 

Other (expense) income, net

4,282

 

 

(464

)

 

Provision for income taxes

140,388

 

 

150,850

 

 

Restructuring costs

21,030

 

 

22,181

 

 

Third-party professional services

20,533

 

 

35,585

 

 

Other significant costs

29,786

 

 

19,537

 

 

Transformation expenses

71,349

 

 

77,303

 

 

Other adjustments (a)

 

 

23,936

 

 

Total net adjustments

508,028

 

 

529,894

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

961,152

 

 

1,016,790

 

 

Rent expense

548,029

 

 

552,027

 

 

Share-based compensation

41,851

 

 

37,438

 

 

Adjusted EBITDAR

$

1,551,032

 

 

$

1,606,255

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Debt to Adjusted EBITDAR

2.4

 

 

2.0

 

 

(a) The adjustments to the four quarters ended December 28, 2019 primarily represent an out-of-period correction related to received not invoiced inventory and charges incurred relating to a make-whole provision and debt issuance costs resulting from the early redemption of the Company's 2020 Notes.

NOTE: Management believes its Adjusted Debt to Adjusted EBITDAR ratio (“leverage ratio”) is a key financial metric for debt securities, as reviewed by rating agencies, and believes its debt levels are best analyzed using this measure. The Company’s goal is to maintain a 2.5 times leverage ratio and investment grade rating. The Company's credit rating directly impacts the interest rates on borrowings under its existing credit facility and could impact the Company's ability to obtain additional funding. If the Company was unable to maintain its investment grade rating this could negatively impact future performance and limit growth opportunities. Similar measures are utilized in the calculation of the financial covenants and ratios contained in the Company's financing arrangements. The leverage ratio calculated by the Company is a non-GAAP measure and should not be considered a substitute for debt to net earnings, net earnings or debt as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company adjusts the calculation to remove rent expense and to add back the Company’s existing operating lease liabilities related to their right-of-use assets to provide a more meaningful comparison with the Company’s peers and to account for differences in debt structures and leasing arrangements. The Company’s calculation of its leverage ratio might not be calculated in the same manner as, and thus might not be comparable to, similarly titled measures by other companies.

Store Information

During the twenty-eight weeks ended July 11, 2020, 4 stores and branches were opened and 55 were closed or consolidated, resulting in a total of 4,986 stores and branches as of July 11, 2020, compared to a total of 5,037 stores and branches as of December 28, 2019.

Investor Relations Contact:
Elisabeth Eisleben
T: (919) 227-5466
E: invrelations@advanceautoparts.com

Media Contact:
Darryl Carr
T: (984) 389-7207
E: darryl.carr@advance-auto.com

Source: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

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