Five Below, Inc
Jun 4, 2014

Five Below, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

Reports sales increase of 32% to $126 million

Reports GAAP diluted EPS of $0.06; adjusted EPS of $0.07

Updates full year fiscal 2014 guidance

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five Below, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIVE) today announced financial results for the thirteen weeks ended May 3, 2014.

For the thirteen weeks endedMay 3, 2014:

Thomas Vellios, Co-Founder and CEO, stated: "We are pleased with our first quarter sales performance as our compelling offering of high-quality, trend-right merchandise drove a solid customer response, particularly in the weeks leading up to Easter. In addition to our comparable store sales increase that came in ahead of our guidance, our new stores continue to demonstrate consistently strong performance across both new and existing markets. This sales performance resulted in the strong increase in earnings per share even as we continue to make the investments in talent, systems, and infrastructure that we believe are so critical to our future success."

Mr. Vellios added, "With this solid start to fiscal 2014 and our focus on maximizing the potential of our current business, while simultaneously placing equal emphasis on building a solid foundation for the future, we believe we are well-positioned to execute against the short and longer-term goals we have set for ourselves."

Balance sheet highlights as of May 3, 2014:

Second Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Outlook:

For the second quarter of fiscal 2014, net sales are expected to be in the range of $150 million to $152 million based on opening 27 new stores and assuming a 3% to 4% increase in comparable store sales. GAAP net income is expected to be in the range of $6.8 million to $7.3 million, with a GAAP diluted income per common share range of $0.12 to $0.13 on approximately 54.7 million estimated diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

For fiscal 2014, net sales are expected to be in the range of $675 million to $681 million based on opening 62 new stores for the full year and assuming a 4% increase in comparable store sales. GAAP net income is expected to be in the range of $46.6 million to $48.2 million, with a GAAP diluted income per common share of $0.85 to $0.88 on approximately 54.7 million estimated diluted weighted average shares outstanding. Excluding $0.5 million, or $0.01 per adjusted diluted share in tax-effected expenses related to the founders' transaction, adjusted net income is expected to be in the range of $47.1 million to $48.7 million, or $0.86 to $0.89 per diluted share based on estimated adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 54.8 million.

Conference Call Information:

A conference call to discuss the first quarter fiscal 2014 financial results is scheduled for today, June 4, 2014, at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial 877-681-3375 (international callers please dial 719-325-4869) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online at www.fivebelow.com in the investor relations section of the website.

A taped replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed both online and by dialing 877-870-5176 (toll/international 858-384-5517). The pin number to access the telephone replay is 7391136. The replay will be available until June 11, 2014.

Non-GAAP Information:

This press release includes non-GAAP adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding and adjusted diluted income per common share, each a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company has reconciled these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in tables accompanying this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures not only provide its management with comparable financial data for internal financial analysis but also provide meaningful supplemental information to investors. Specifically, these non-GAAP financial measures allow investors to better understand the performance of the Company's business and facilitate a meaningful evaluation of its quarterly and fiscal year 2014 diluted income per common share and actual results on a comparable basis with its quarterly and fiscal year 2013 results. In evaluating these non-GAAP financial measures, investors should be aware that in the future the Company may incur expenses or be involved in transactions that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. The Company's presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. The Company has provided this information as a means to evaluate the results of its ongoing operations. Other companies in the Company's industry may calculate these items differently than it does. Each of these measures is not a measure of performance under GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which reflect management's current views and estimates regarding the Company's industry, business strategy, goals and expectations concerning its market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. Investors can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "future" and similar terms and phrases. The Company cannot assure investors that future developments affecting the Company will be those that it has anticipated. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to risks relating to the Company's strategy and expansion plans, the availability of suitable new store locations, risks that consumer spending may decline and that U.S. and global macroeconomic conditions may worsen, risks related to the Company's continued retention of its senior management and other key personnel, risks relating to changes in consumer preferences and economic conditions, risks relating to extreme weather, risks relating to the Company's distribution centers, quality or safety concerns about the Company's merchandise, events that may affect the Company's vendors, increased competition from other retailers including online retailers, risks relating to cyber security, risks relating to trade restrictions, risks associated with leasing substantial amounts of space, and other factors that are set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including risk factors contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014 filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of the Company's assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by the Company in this news release speaks only as of the date on which the Company makes it. Factors or events that could cause the Company's actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of them. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.

About Five Below:

Five Below is a rapidly growing specialty value retailer offering a broad range of trend-right, high-quality merchandise targeted at the teen and pre-teen customer. Five Below offers a dynamic, edited assortment of exciting products in a fun and differentiated store environment, all priced at $5 and below, including select brands and licensed merchandise across a number of category worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Crafts, Party, Candy, and Now. Five Below is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.fivebelow.com.

FIVE BELOW, INC.
       
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
       
 May 3, 2014February 1, 2014May 4, 2013
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 17,816  $ 50,184  $ 36,722
Inventories 98,576 89,377 75,339
Prepaid income taxes 5,981 1,497 621
Deferred income taxes 4,757 4,586 1,441
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 16,605 15,255 10,481
Total current assets 143,735 160,899 124,604
Property and equipment, net 78,046 70,381 61,611
Deferred income taxes 556 232
Other assets 296 542 877
   $ 222,633  $ 232,054  $ 187,092
       
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Line of credit $ — $ — $ —
Current portion of note payable 19,500 15,000
Accounts payable 35,524 34,013 27,971
Income taxes payable 13 6,007 558
Accrued salaries and wages 4,083 2,672 2,725
Other accrued expenses 20,210 17,550 13,569
Total current liabilities 59,830 79,742 59,823
Note payable 19,500
Deferred rent and other 39,558 35,439 31,187
Deferred income taxes 1,431
Total liabilities 99,388 115,181 111,941
Shareholders' equity:      
Common stock 543 542 540
Additional paid-in capital 287,913 284,622 273,474
Accumulated deficit (165,211) (168,291) (198,863)
Total shareholders' equity 123,245 116,873 75,151
   $ 222,633  $ 232,054  $ 187,092
 
FIVE BELOW, INC.
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
     
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
 May 3, 2014May 4, 2013
Net sales  $ 126,004  $ 95,604
Cost of goods sold 87,069 65,391
Gross profit 38,935 30,213
Selling, general and administrative expenses 33,673 27,024
Operating income 5,262 3,189
Interest expense, net 72 511
Loss on debt extinguishment 244
Income before income taxes 4,946 2,678
Income tax expense 1,866 1,108
Net income 3,080 1,570
Net income attributable to participating securities (20) (31)
     
Net income attributable to common shareholders  $ 3,060  $ 1,539
Basic income per common share  $ 0.06  $ 0.03
Diluted income per common share  $ 0.06  $ 0.03
Weighted average shares outstanding:    
Basic shares 53,864,972 52,943,243
Diluted shares 54,293,467 53,399,778
 
FIVE BELOW, INC.
     
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
     
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
 May 3, 2014May 4, 2013
Operating activities:    
Net income  $ 3,080  $ 1,570
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 3,869 2,933
Loss on debt extinguishment 244
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 47
Amortization of deferred financing costs 5 78
Stock-based compensation expense 1,818 2,359
Deferred income taxes (495) (265)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Prepaid income taxes (4,484) (585)
Inventories (9,199) (14,508)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (1,354) 941
Accounts payable 1,162 703
Income taxes payable (5,994) (6,525)
Accrued salaries and wages 1,411 (1,479)
Deferred rent 3,581 2,405
Other accrued expenses 2,196 602
Net cash used in operating activities (4,113) (11,771)
Investing activities:    
Capital expenditures (10,170) (8,148)
Net cash used in investing activities (10,170) (8,148)
Financing activities:    
Repayment of note payable under Term Loan Facility (19,500)
Proceeds from exercise of options to purchase common stock 484 158
Repurchase of unvested restricted shares related to stock option exercises (1)
Excess tax benefit related to exercises of stock options 932 402
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (18,085) 560
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (32,368) (19,359)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 50,184 56,081
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $ 17,816  $ 36,722
 
FIVE BELOW, INC.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
     
Reconciliation of operating income, as reported, to adjusted operating income
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
 May 3, 2014May 4, 2013
Operating income  $ 5,262  $ 3,189
Adjustments:    
Founders' transaction (1) 858 1,515
Adjusted operating income  $ 6,120  $ 4,704
     
Reconciliation of net income attributable to common shareholders, as reported, to adjusted net income
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
 May 3, 2014May 4, 2013
Net income attributable to common shareholders  $ 3,060  $ 1,539
Adjustments:    
Net income attributable to participating securities 20 31
Net income 3,080 1,570
Adjustments:    
Founders' transaction (1) 858 1,515
Less tax benefit (324) (627)
Adjusted net income  $ 3,614  $ 2,458
     
Reconciliation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding, as reported, to adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
 May 3, 2014May 4, 2013
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 54,293,467 53,399,778
Adjustments:    
Unvested and vested restricted stock (2) 363,882 1,056,704
Adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding 54,657,349 54,456,482
     
     
Reconciliation of diluted income per common share, as reported, to adjusted diluted income per common share
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
 May 3, 2014May 4, 2013
Diluted income per common share, as reported  $ 0.06  $ 0.03
Adjustments to numerator:    
Founders' transaction (1) 0.02 0.03
Income tax benefit per share (0.01) (0.01)
Adjusted diluted income per common share  $ 0.07  $ 0.05
     
(1) Founders' transaction relates to the on-going expense recognition for the options granted to the founders in fiscal 2010 and their modification in March 2012, which cancelled the fiscal 2010 option award to purchase 2,020,620 shares of common stock and granted an equal number of restricted shares that vest through March 2014.
(2) Assumes the impact of all unvested and vested restricted stock as of the beginning of the period.
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