December 8, 2015

Conn's, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial Results

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN), a specialty retailer of furniture and mattresses, home appliances, consumer electronics and home office products, and provider of consumer credit, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 2015 and November 2015 sales and delinquency data.

Financial Results

Third quarter fiscal 2016 significant items included (on a year-over-year basis unless noted):

  • Consolidated revenues increased 6.8% to $395.2 million due to an increase in retail revenue from new store openings, partially offset by store closures, as well as an increase in credit revenue from growth in the average balance of the customer receivable portfolio, partially offset by a 110 basis point decrease in portfolio yield;
  • Same store sales for the quarter increased 3.8%, excluding the impact of the Company's strategic decision to exit video game products, digital cameras, and certain tablets;
  • Retail gross margin increased 90 basis points to 41.5%;
  • Adjusted retail segment operating income increased 1.0% to $38.5 million;
  • Credit segment operating loss was $18.1 million, driven primarily by the level of provision for bad debts and the decrease in portfolio yield;
  • The percentage of the customer portfolio balance 60+ days delinquent was 10.2% as of October 31, 2015 compared to 10.0% as of October 31, 2014; and
  • Adjusted diluted earnings for the three months ended October 31, 2015, which excludes charges and credits and loss on extinguishment of debt, was $0.02 per share compared to adjusted diluted loss for the three months ended October 31, 2014, which excludes charges and credits, of $0.07 per share. Diluted loss for the three months ended October 31, 2015 was $0.07 per share compared to diluted loss of $0.08 per share for the three months ended October 31, 2014.
  • Year-to-date for fiscal 2016, we purchased 5.2 million shares of common stock under our repurchase program.

Norm Miller, Conn's Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, "I am excited to begin my tenure at the helm of Conn's with its distinctive business model, delivering great value to a growing population of underserved customers. While not happy with the results this quarter, I am pleased with the progress we are making to improve retail and credit trends. We drove retail gross margin expansion through an increase in the furniture and mattress sales mix. Additionally, enhancements to our marketing strategy during November are driving strong credit application growth, helping us achieve a high-teens percent increase in written sales over the Thanksgiving holiday, and same store sales growth in November of 8.0%, excluding exited categories. On the credit side of the business, our investments to enhance underwriting are beginning to deliver benefits, with the first phase of the implementation of early pay default scoring implemented during November, and our team is engaged to provide more enhancements in the first half of next year. Greater than 60-day delinquency in November declined 10 basis points versus October 31, 2015, to 10.1%. The securitization transaction completed during the quarter validates our ability to access the capital required to support our growth plan and has provided us with the ability to return $108.8 million to our shareholders, so far."

"In the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the retail segment expanded with new store growth, successfully opening six new stores in key existing markets, consistent with our proven planned store growth strategy. Furniture and mattress sales were 36.1% of total product sales for the quarter. Retail gross margin improved 90 basis points year-over-year to 41.5% compared to our long term goal of 42%. While same store sales were flat for the quarter, excluding the impact of our strategic decision to exit video game products, digital cameras, and certain tablets, same store sales were up 3.8%. We expect this decision to affect same store sales by approximately 6% during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, with the impact declining as we head into next year and anniversary the change."

Retail Segment Third Quarter Results (on a year-over-year basis unless otherwise noted)

Total retail revenues were $323.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of $17.9 million, or 5.9%. The retail revenue growth reflects the impact of the net addition of 12 stores over the past 12 months, resulting from 15 new store openings and 3 store closures since October 31, 2014. Excluding the impact of our decision to exit video game products, digital cameras, and certain tablets, same store sales for the quarter increased 3.8%.

The following table presents net sales and changes in net sales by category:

      Three Months Ended October 31,     %   Same store
(dollars in thousands) 2015   % of Total   2014   % of Total Change Change % change
Furniture and mattress $ 105,735 32.7 % $ 86,820 28.5 % $ 18,915 21.8 % 11.6 %
Home appliance 86,434 26.8 $ 82,811 27.2 $ 3,623 4.4 0.5
Consumer electronics 70,263 21.8 73,722 24.2 (3,459 ) (4.7 ) (9.1 )
Home office 26,108 8.1 28,380 9.3 (2,272 ) (8.0 ) (11.0 )
Other 4,582   1.4   6,406   2.1   (1,824 ) (28.5 ) (28.3 )
Product sales 293,122 90.8 278,139 91.3 14,983 5.4 (0.5 )
Repair service agreement commissions 26,038 8.1 23,056 7.6 2,982 12.9 3.2
Service revenues 3,474   1.1   3,414   1.1   60   1.8
Total net sales $ 322,634   100.0 % $ 304,609   100.0 % $ 18,025   5.9 %

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The following provides a summary of items impacting the performance of our product categories during the quarter compared to the prior year period:

  • Furniture unit volume increased 28.7%, partially offset by a 3.8% decrease in average selling price;
  • Mattress unit volume increased 31.2%, partially offset by an 8.0% decrease in average selling price;
  • Home appliance unit volume increased 4.8% with average selling price flat. Refrigeration sales increased 4.6% and cooking sales increased by 10.6%, with laundry sales flat;
  • Consumer electronic unit volume decreased 11.7%, partially offset by an 8.8% increase in average selling price increased. Television sales increased 5.8% as average selling price increased 8.8%, partially offset by a 2.7% decrease in unit volume. Excluding the impact from exiting video game products and digital cameras, consumer electronics same store sales were flat driven by flat same store sales for television;
  • Home office unit volume decreased 14.3%, partially offset by an 8.0% increase in average selling price. Excluding the impact from exiting certain tablets, home office same store sales were flat; and
  • The increase in repair service agreement commissions was driven by improved program performance resulting in higher retrospective commissions and increased retail sales.

Retail gross margin was 41.5% for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 90 basis points from the prior-year period, driven by favorable shift in product mix and higher retrospective commissions on repair service agreements.

Credit Segment Third Quarter Results (on a year-over-year basis unless otherwise noted)

Credit revenues increased 11.2% in the third quarter to $72.2 million. The credit revenue growth was attributable to the increase in the average receivable portfolio balance outstanding. The total customer portfolio balance was $1.5 billion at October 31, 2015, rising 19.8%, or $248.2 million from October 31, 2014. The portfolio interest and fee income yield on an annualized basis was 15.8% for the third quarter, a decline of 110 basis points year-over-year primarily as a result of the introduction of 18- and 24-month equal-payment, no-interest finance programs beginning in October 2014 to certain higher credit quality borrowers, as well as our discontinuation of charging customers certain payment fees.

The Credit segment provision for bad debts for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $58.1 million, a decrease of $13.9 million from the same prior year period. The provision for bad debts for the three months ended October 31, 2014, included an adjustment due to expectations for higher charge-offs occurring at a faster pace than previously anticipated and the decision to pursue collection of past and future charged-off accounts internally rather than selling charged-off accounts to a third party. Key factors in determining the provision for bad debts for the three months ended October 31, 2015 included the following:

  • A 21.6% increase in the average receivable portfolio balance resulting from new store openings over the past 12 months;
  • A 15.9% increase in the balances originated during the quarter compared to the prior year quarter;
  • An increase of 20 basis points in the percentage of customer accounts receivable balances greater than 60 days delinquent to 10.2% at October 31, 2015 as compared to the prior year period; and
  • The balance of customer receivables accounted for as troubled debt restructurings increased to $109.9 million, or 7.3% of the total portfolio balance, driving $3.8 million of additional provision for bad debts.

Additional information on the credit portfolio and its performance may be found in the Customer Receivable Portfolio Statistics table included within this press release and in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Third Quarter Net Income Results

Net loss for the three months ended October 31, 2015 was $2.4 million, or $0.07 loss per diluted share, which included net charges of $2.5 million, or $0.06 per diluted share on an after-tax basis, primarily from legal and professional fees related to the exploration of strategic alternatives and securities-related litigation and executive management transition costs, and loss on extinguishment of debt of $1.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share on an after-tax basis. This compares to net loss for the three months ended October 31, 2014 of $3.1 million, or $0.08 loss per diluted share, which included net charges of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share on an after-tax basis, primarily related to legal and professional fees related to the exploration of strategic alternatives and securities-related litigation.

Recent Developments and Operational Changes

The Company continues to take actions to transform the capital structure of the business and to position it to execute its growth strategies while reducing risk and enhancing shareholder value. As previously announced, these actions included the securitization transaction which allowed additional authorization to repurchase securities supported by amended debt instruments. Additional details are as follows:

Securitization Transaction

  • The Company securitized $1.4 billion of retail installment contract receivables, which resulted in net proceeds to the Company of approximately $1.08 billion.
  • During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the securitized portfolio generated a $7.6 million return of capital for the residual equity interest.
  • The Company intends to execute periodic securitizations of future originated customer loans, including the possible sale of any remaining residual equity, and to retain origination and servicing of contracts.

Repurchase of Securities

  • On September 9, 2015, we announced that the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to a total of $75.0 million of outstanding shares of its common stock and/or its Senior Notes. During the three months ended October 31, 2015, the Company purchased 1.9 million shares of common stock, using $51.6 million of the repurchase authorization. Additionally, the Company utilized $22.9 million of the repurchase authorization to acquire $23.0 million of face of value of senior notes.
  • On November 2, 2015, we announced that the Board of Directors authorized an additional $100.0 million towards the repurchase program for the repurchase of outstanding shares of its common stock and/or its Senior Notes.
  • Subsequent to October 31, 2015, we purchased 3.3 million additional shares of common stock, using $80.6 million of the $100.0 million repurchase authorization, with no additional repurchases of Senior Notes.
  • The repurchase program underscores the Company's confidence in its long-term growth prospects, consistent with its overall commitment to generate continued profitable growth and enhanced long-term shareholder value.

Amended Senior Notes

  • In October 2015, the Senior Notes were amended to extend, from May 1, 2014 to November 1, 2015, the beginning of the accounting period from which consolidated net income is calculated for purposes of determining the size of the "restricted payment basket" exception to the restricted payments limitation and to increase, from $75.0 million to $375.0 million, the dollar threshold exception to the restricted payments limitation.

Amended Revolving Credit Facility

  • In October 2015, the revolving credit facility was amended with certain lenders, that provides for an $810.0 million facility under which availability is subject to a borrowing base.
  • The amended revolving credit facility resulted in various changes, including the following:
    • Extended the maturity date from November 25, 2017 to October 30, 2018.
    • Increased total leverage ratio covenant from 2.0x to 4.0x.
    • Eliminated the fixed charge coverage ratio covenant and replaced it with an interest coverage ratio covenant;
    • Added a new minimum liquidity requirement for repurchases of the Company's outstanding shares of common stock, notes and other debt prepayments, which, combined with the new total leverage ratio covenant, is expected to provide the Company greater flexibility for repurchases.

Store Update

During the third quarter, the Company opened six new Conn's HomePlus® stores in Arizona (1), Nevada (1) and North Carolina (4). Since October 31, 2014, the Company has had 15 new store openings and 3 store closures, for a net increase of 12 stores during this time.

Liquidity Resources

As of October 31, 2015, the Company had $109.1 million of cash and cash equivalents with available borrowing capacity of $269.5 million under its revolving credit facility.

November 2015 Sales and Delinquency Data

Conn's reported $138.0 million in total retail net sales for the month ended November 30, 2015, a 12.4% increase compared to the same prior year period. The following table presents the Company's percentage change in same store sales for the month ended November 30, 2015, compared to the same prior-year period, and the 60-plus day delinquency rate as of November 30, 2015:

   

Month Ended
November 30, 2015

Same store sales % change (as compared to the same
prior-year period):
Furniture and mattress 18.8 %
Home appliance (1.9 )
Consumer electronic (4.0 )
Home office (4.5 )
Other (18.7 )
Product sales 2.6
Repair service agreement commissions 7.2
Total net sales 3.1 %
 
As of
November 30, 2015
60-plus day delinquency rate 10.1 %

Norm Miller, commented, "Greater than 60-day delinquency was 10.1% as of November 30, 2015, compared to 10.0% as of November 30, 2014. The delinquency rate decreased 10 basis points from October 31, 2015 to November 30, 2015."

"With a strong Thanksgiving weekend, same store sales for the month increased 3.1% against an increase of 0.5% in November last year. Excluding the impact of our decision to exit video game products, digital cameras, and certain tablets, same store sales for the month increased 8.0%. Sales performance continued to be soft in our markets with greater oil industry concentration, consistent with the trend experienced in October 2015."

"For the month of November, excluding the impact from video game products and digital cameras, same store sales for consumer electronics increased by 6.4%. Same store sales in the television category increased 8.4% due to higher same store unit sales with flat average selling prices. Same store unit sales increased in the furniture and mattress category, partially offset by lower average selling prices. Same store unit sales decreased in the home appliance category with flat average selling prices. Excluding the impact from tablets, same store sales for home office increased 8.1% due to higher same store unit sales, partially offset by lower average selling prices."

All of the above November 30, 2015 amounts are preliminary estimates and are subject to change upon completion of the Company's financial statement closing process. The Company has provided monthly same store sales, portfolio balance and 60-plus day delinquency rate data for all monthly periods since and including February 2012 on its investor relations website at ir.conns.com.

Conn's expects to release December sales and delinquency data on January 7, 2016.

Outlook and Guidance

During fiscal 2016, the Company discontinued offering video game products, digital cameras and certain tablets. During fiscal 2015, net sales and product margin from the sale of these products were approximately $50.0 million and $5.0 million, respectively. The Company also experienced significantly higher charge-off rates and lower product margins associated with purchases of these products by its customers.

The following are the Company's expectations for the business for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016:

  • Percent of bad debt charge-offs (net of recoveries) to average outstanding balance between 13.75% and 14.25% (annualized);
  • Interest income and fee yield between 15.75% and 16.25% (annualized) (as a point of reference, generally for every 100 basis point change in the provision rate, yield is impacted by approximately 15 basis points); and
  • Opening approximately 2 new stores with no store closures for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 for a total of approximately 15 new stores for the fiscal year.

For fiscal year 2016, the Company is reaffirming its expectations for:

  • Change in same stores sales to range from flat to up low single digits; and
  • Retail gross margin between 40.5% and 41.5%.

Conference Call Information

We will host a conference call on December 8, 2015, at 10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ET, to discuss our third quarter fiscal 2016 financial results. Participants can join the call by dialing 877-754-5302 or 678-894-3020. The conference call will also be broadcast simultaneously via webcast on a listen-only basis. A link to the earnings release, webcast and third quarter fiscal 2016 conference call presentation will be available at ir.conns.com.

Replay of the telephonic call can be accessed through December 15, by dialing 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406 and Conference ID: 90764292.

About Conn's, Inc.

Conn's is a specialty retailer currently operating approximately 100 retail locations in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The Company's primary product categories include:

  • Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both traditional and specialty mattresses;
  • Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges;
  • Consumer electronics, including LCD, LED, 3-D and Ultra HD televisions, Blu-ray players, home theater and portable audio equipment; and
  • Home office, including computers, printers and accessories.

Additionally, Conn's offers a variety of products on a seasonal basis. Unlike many of its competitors, Conn's provides flexible in-house credit options for its customers in addition to third-party financing programs and third-party rent-to-own payment plans.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include information concerning the Company's future financial performance, business strategy, plans, goals and objectives. Statements containing the words "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should," or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. We can give no assurance that such statements will prove to be correct, and actual results may differ materially. A wide variety of potential risks, uncertainties, and other factors could materially affect the Company's ability to achieve the results either expressed or implied by the Company's forward-looking statements including, but not limited to: general economic conditions impacting the Company's customers or potential customers; the Company's ability to execute periodic securitizations of future originated customer loans including the sale of any remaining residual equity on favorable terms; the Company's ability to continue existing customer financing programs or to offer new customer financing programs; changes in the delinquency status of the Company's credit portfolio; unfavorable developments in ongoing litigation; increased regulatory oversight; higher than anticipated net charge-offs in the credit portfolio; the success of the Company's planned opening of new stores; technological and market developments and sales trends for the Company's major product offerings; the Company's ability to protect against cyber-attacks or data security breaches and to protect the integrity and security of individually identifiable data of the Company's customers and employees; the Company's ability to fund its operations, capital expenditures, debt repayment and expansion from cash flows from operations, borrowings from the Company's revolving credit facility, and proceeds from accessing debt or equity markets; the ability to continue the repurchase program; and the other risks detailed in the Company's most recent SEC reports, including but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize (or the consequences of such a development changes), or should our underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those reflected in our forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All forward-looking statements attributable to us, or to persons acting on our behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

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CONN'S, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

       
Three Months Ended
October 31,
Nine Months Ended
October 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Revenues:
Total net sales $ 322,634 $ 304,609 $ 946,059 $ 870,519
Finance charges and other revenues 72,599     65,449   210,300     187,951
Total revenues 395,233     370,058   1,156,359     1,058,470
Costs and expenses:
Cost of goods sold, including warehousing and occupancy costs 186,807 178,976 547,403 508,475
Cost of service parts sold, including warehousing and occupancy costs 1,463 1,525 4,325 4,815
Delivery, transportation and handling costs 14,631 13,216 40,767 38,543
Selling, general and administrative expenses 113,668 99,346 314,175 281,526
Provision for bad debts 58,208 72,019 157,397 133,862
Charges and credits 2,540     355   4,172   3,601
Total costs and expenses 377,317     365,437   1,068,239   970,822

Operating income

17,916 4,621 88,120 87,648
Interest expense 19,702 8,950 39,185 19,921
Loss on extinguishment of debt 1,367  

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  1,367  

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Income (loss) before income taxes (3,153 ) (4,329 ) 47,568 67,727
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (732 ) (1,265 ) 17,774   24,672
Net income (loss) $ (2,421 ) $ (3,064 ) $ 29,794   $ 43,055
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic $ (0.07 ) $ (0.08 ) $ 0.82 $ 1.19
Diluted $ (0.07 ) $ (0.08 ) $ 0.81 $ 1.17
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 35,704 36,265 36,175 36,203
Diluted 35,704 36,265 36,694 36,928
 

CONN'S, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED RETAIL SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

       
Three Months Ended
October 31,
Nine Months Ended
October 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Revenues:
Product sales $ 293,122 $ 278,139 $ 858,487 $ 796,525
Repair service agreement commissions 26,038 23,056 77,590 64,042
Service revenues 3,474   3,414   9,982   9,952  
Total net sales 322,634 304,609 946,059 870,519
Other revenues 416   531   1,224   1,340  
Total revenues 323,050   305,140   947,283   871,859  
Costs and expenses:
Cost of goods sold, including warehousing and occupancy costs 186,807 178,976 547,403 508,475
Cost of service parts sold, including warehousing and occupancy costs 1,463 1,525 4,325 4,815
Delivery, transportation and handling costs 14,631 13,216 40,767 38,543
Selling, general and administrative expenses 81,484 73,220 226,394 206,559
Provision for bad debts 120 54 513 98
Charges and credits 2,540   355   4,172   3,601  
Total costs and expenses 287,045   267,346   823,574   762,091  
Operating income 36,005   37,794   $ 123,709   $ 109,768  
Retail gross margin 41.5 % 40.6 % 41.5 % 40.9 %
Delivery, transportation and handling costs as a percent of
product sales and repair service agreement commissions 4.6 % 4.4 % 4.4 % 4.5 %
Selling, general and administrative expense as percent of revenues 25.2 % 24.0 % 23.9 % 23.7 %
Operating margin 11.1 % 12.4 % 13.1 % 12.6 %
Store count:
Beginning of period 95 86 90 79
Opened 6 6 13 16
Closed

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End of period 101   89   101   89  
 

CONN'S, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CREDIT SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

       
Three Months Ended
October 31,
Nine Months Ended
October 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Revenues -
Finance charges and other revenues $ 72,183   $ 64,918   $ 209,076   $ 186,611  
Costs and expenses:
Selling, general and administrative expenses 32,184 26,126 87,781 74,967
Provision for bad debts 58,088   71,965   156,884   133,764  
Total costs and expenses 90,272   98,091   244,665   208,731  

Operating loss

(18,089 ) (33,173 ) (35,589 ) (22,120 )
Interest expense 19,702 8,950 39,185 19,921
Loss on extinguishment of debt 1,367  

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  1,367  

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Loss before income taxes $ (39,158 ) $ (42,123 ) $ (76,141 ) $ (42,041 )
Selling, general and administrative expense as percent of
revenues 44.6 % 40.2 % 42.0 % 40.2 %
Selling, general and administrative expense as percent of
average total customer portfolio balance (annualized) 8.7 % 8.6 % 8.2 % 8.7 %
Operating margin (25.1 )% (51.1 )% (17.0 )% (11.9 )%
 

CONN'S, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CUSTOMER RECEIVABLE PORTFOLIO STATISTICS

(unaudited)

(dollars in thousands, except average outstanding customer balance and average income of credit customer)

 
As of October 31,
2015 2014
Total customer portfolio balance $ 1,501,674 $ 1,253,523
Weighted average credit score of outstanding balances 594 595
Number of active accounts 751,975 695,865
Weighted average months since origination of outstanding balance 8.9 8.7
Average outstanding customer balance $ 2,370 $ 2,297
Percent of balances 60+ days past due to total customer portfolio balance 10.2 % 10.0 %
Percent of re-aged balances to total customer portfolio balance 14.0 % 13.1 %
Account balances re-aged more than six months $ 58,502 $ 34,604
Percent of total allowance for bad debts to total outstanding customer portfolio balance 12.0 % 10.6 %
Percent of total customer portfolio balance represented by no-interest receivables 36.2 % 33.9 %
 
Three Months Ended
October 31,
Nine Months Ended
October 31,
2015   2014 2015 2014
Total applications processed 306,749 313,663 911,346 874,911
Weighted average origination credit score of sales financed 613 608 615 607
Percent of total applications approved and utilized 42.2 % 41.7 % 43.8 % 44.8 %
Average down payment 3.1 % 3.6 % 3.5 % 3.8 %
Average income of credit customer at origination $ 40,900 $ 40,700 $ 40,600 $ 39,800
Average total customer portfolio balance $ 1,484,972 $ 1,220,935 $ 1,424,317 $ 1,147,793
Interest income and fee yield (annualized) 15.8 % 16.9 % 16.1 % 17.6 %
Percent of bad debt charge-offs, net of recoveries, to average
total customer portfolio balance (annualized) 11.8 % 8.9 % 11.9 % 8.9 %
Weighted average monthly payment rate 4.7 % 4.9 % 5.0 % 5.2 %
Provision for bad debts (credit segment) as a percentage of
average total customer portfolio balance (annualized) 15.6 % 23.6 % 14.7 % 15.5 %
Percent of retail sales paid for by:
In-house financing, including down payment received 79.9 % 77.3 % 82.6 % 77.2 %
Third-party financing 9.8 % 11.4 % 6.6 % 11.9 %
Third-party rent-to-own options 4.1 % 4.8 % 4.4 % 4.3 %
93.8 % 93.5 % 93.6 % 93.4 %
 

CONN'S, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

(in thousands)

       
October 31,
2015
January 31,
2015
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 109,071 $ 12,223
Restricted cash 97,924

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Customer accounts receivable, net of allowances 706,934 643,094
Other accounts receivable 84,145 67,703
Inventories 238,153 159,068
Deferred income taxes 23,445 20,040
Income taxes recoverable

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11,058
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 17,958   12,529
Total current assets 1,277,630 925,715
Long-term portion of customer accounts receivable, net of allowances 595,127 558,257
Property and equipment, net 139,163 120,218
Deferred income taxes 43,043 33,505
Other assets 33,880   9,627
Total assets $ 2,088,843   $ 1,647,322
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Current portion of debt $ 830 $ 395
Accounts payable 139,429 85,355
Accrued expenses 42,740 39,630
Other current liabilities 20,640   19,629
Total current liabilities 203,639 145,009
Deferred rent 69,412 52,792
Long-term debt 1,158,746 774,015
Other long-term liabilities 21,838   21,836
Total liabilities 1,453,635 993,652
Stockholders' equity 635,208   653,670
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,088,843   $ 1,647,322
 

CONN'S, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

(unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

RETAIL SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME, AS ADJUSTED

       
Three Months Ended
October 31,
Nine Months Ended
October 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Retail segment operating income, as reported $ 36,005 $ 37,794 $ 123,709 $ 109,768
Adjustments:
Store and facility closure and relocation costs 212 (141 ) 637 3,105
Legal and professional fees related to evaluation of strategic
alternatives and securities-related litigation 999 496 2,206 496
Executive management transition costs 1,329  

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  1,329  

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Retail segment operating income, as adjusted $ 38,545   $ 38,149   $ 127,881   $ 113,369  
Retail segment total revenues $ 323,050 $ 305,140 $ 947,283 $ 871,859
Retail segment operating margin:
As reported 11.1 % 12.4 % 13.1 % 12.6 %
As adjusted 11.9 % 12.5 % 13.5 % 13.0 %
 

NET INCOME, AS ADJUSTED, AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE AS ADJUSTED SUBSIDIARIES

       
Three Months Ended
October 31,
Nine Months Ended
October 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Net income (loss), as reported $ (2,421 ) $ (3,064 ) $ 29,794 $ 43,055
Adjustments:
Store and facility closure and relocation costs 212 (141 ) 637 3,105
Legal and professional fees related to evaluation of strategic
alternatives and securities-related litigation 999 496 2,206 496
Executive management transition costs 1,329

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1,329

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Loss on extinguishment of debt 1,367

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1,367

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Tax impact of adjustments (906 ) (104 ) (2,072 ) (1,311 )
Net income (loss), as adjusted $ 580   $ (2,813 ) $ 33,261   $ 45,345  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted 35,704 36,265 36,694 36,928
Earnings (loss) per share:
As reported $ (0.07 ) $ (0.08 ) $ 0.81 $ 1.17
As adjusted $ 0.02 $ (0.07 ) $ 0.91 $ 1.23

Basis for presentation of non-GAAP disclosures:

To supplement the condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), we also provide retail segment adjusted operating income, retail adjusted operating margin, adjusted net income, and adjusted earnings (loss) per diluted share. These non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures but should be considered in addition to results presented in accordance with GAAP, and are intended to provide additional insight into our operations and the factors and trends affecting the business. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to financial statement readers because (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics we use in our financial and operational decision making and (2) they are used by some of its institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze our operating results.

S.M. Berger & Company
Andrew Berger, (216) 464-6400

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