Q2 net revenue increased by 50.1% to $525.5 million 
Q2 net income increased by 16.1% to $46.3 million
Q2 Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased by 13.3% to $82.6 million

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Aritzia Inc. (TSX: ATZ) ("Aritzia" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated, innovative design house offering Everyday Luxury online and in its boutiques, today announced its financial results for second quarter fiscal 2023 ended August 28, 2022.

Aritzia (CNW Group/Aritzia Inc.)

"Our exceptional sales momentum extended through the second quarter of fiscal 2023, delivering net revenue growth of 50%. Better than anticipated results were driven by an outstanding client response to our beautiful product assortment, as our Everyday Luxury experience continues to resonate across all geographies and all channels," said Jennifer Wong, Chief Executive Officer. "Our performance in the United States continued to surge, with revenue growth of 80%, as our existing and new boutiques once again outperformed expectations, underscoring our growing brand awareness. Our eCommerce business in USA and Canada grew at 33%, further fueling our multi-channel business."

"Our strong performance has continued through the start of the third quarter, with robust client demand across all product categories. Looking forward, we believe that we remain well positioned for long-term success, as we strategically invest in the infrastructure that will allow us to capitalize on our growth strategies. I am extremely grateful for our loyal and growing client base and our world-class teams' dedication to excellence, which are enabling us to exceed our goals," concluded Ms. Wong.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Net revenue increased 50.1% to $525.5 million from Q2 2022, achieving comparable sales growth(1) of 28.3% compared to Q2 2022
  • USA revenue increased 79.8% to $263.2 million from Q2 2022, comprising 50.1% of net revenue in Q2 2023
  • Retail revenue increased 60.1% to $351.6 million from Q2 2022
  • eCommerce revenue increased 33.3% to $173.9 million from Q2 2022, comprising 33.1% of net revenue in Q2 2023
  • Gross profit margin(1) decreased 270 bps to 41.9% from 44.6% in Q2 2022
  • Net income increased 16.1% to $46.3 million from Q2 2022
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased 13.3% to $82.6 million from Q2 2022
  • Adjusted Net Income(1) of $0.44 per diluted share, compared to $0.39 per diluted share in Q2 2022

(1)

Unless otherwise indicated, all amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars. Certain metrics, including those expressed on an adjusted or comparable basis, are non-IFRS measures or supplementary measures. See "Non-IFRS Measures including Retail Industry Metrics" and "Selected Consolidated Financial Information". 

Second Quarter Results Compared to Q2 2022

(Unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars,
unless otherwise noted)

Q2 2023

13 weeks

Q2 2022

13 weeks

Variance









%

% pts

Retail revenue


$     351,630

66.9 %


$     219,639

62.7 %


60.1 %


eCommerce revenue


173,893

33.1 %


130,430

37.3 %


33.3 %


Net revenue


$     525,523

100.0 %


$     350,069

100.0 %


50.1 %












Gross profit


$     220,273

41.9 %


$     156,196

44.6 %


41.0 %

(2.7) %











SG&A


$     147,154

28.0 %


$       92,115

26.3 %


59.8 %

1.7 %











Net income


$       46,261

8.8 %


$       39,848

11.4 %


16.1 %

(2.6) %











Net income per diluted share


$           0.40



$           0.35



14.3 %












Adjusted EBITDA(2)


$       82,563

15.7 %


$       72,891

20.8 %


13.3 %

(5.1) %











Adjusted Net Income(2) per diluted share


$           0.44



$           0.39



12.8 %


Net revenue increased by 50.1% to $525.5 million, compared to $350.1 million in Q2 2022. The Company continues to see an unprecedented acceleration of sales in the United States, where net revenues increased by 79.8% to C$263.2 million, compared to C$146.4 million in Q2 2022.

  • Retail revenue increased by 60.1% to $351.6 million, compared to $219.6 in Q2 2022. The increase was led by outstanding performance of our existing and new boutiques in the United States, strong double digit comparable sales growth in Canada, as well as boutique revenue from 34 of our boutiques which were closed for approximately one-third of Q2 2022. Boutique count at the end of Q2 totaled 112 compared to 104 boutiques at the end of Q2 2022.
  • eCommerce revenue increased by 33.3% to $173.9 million, compared to $130.4 million in Q2 2022, driven by exceptional performance in the United States and double digit growth in Canada.

Gross profit increased by 41.0% to $220.3 million, compared to $156.2 million in Q2 2022. Gross profit margin was 41.9%, compared to 44.6% in Q2 2022. The 270 bps decrease in gross profit margin was primarily driven by discontinued COVID relief subsidies and higher freight costs and distribution centre costs, as well as normalized markdowns from Q2 2022 due to low inventory levels last year. These impacts were partially offset by leverage on occupancy and depreciation costs. 

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses increased by 59.8% to $147.2 million, compared to $92.1 million in Q2 2022. SG&A expenses were 28.0% of net revenue, compared to 26.3% in Q2 2022. The increase in SG&A expenses was primarily due to variable selling costs associated with the increase in revenue. The Company made additional investments in talent, technology, and marketing initiatives to fuel its accelerated momentum and to ensure its future growth.

Net income was $46.3 million, an increase of 16.1% compared to $39.8 million in Q2 2022.

Net income per diluted share was $0.40, an increase of 14.3% compared to $0.35 in Q2 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA(2) was $82.6 million or 15.7% of net revenue, an increase of 13.3% compared to $72.9 million or 20.8% of net revenue in Q2 2022.

Adjusted Net Income(2) was $50.6 million, an increase of 14.0% compared to $44.4 million in Q2 2022.

Adjusted Net Income(2) per diluted share was $0.44, an increase of 12.8% compared to $0.39 in Q2 2022.

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of Q2 2023 totaled $65.4 million compared to $131.8 million at the end of Q2 2022.

Inventory at the end of Q2 2023 was $455.1 million, an increase of 150% compared to $181.9 million at the end of Q2 2022. This season's inventory was planned at an 83% increase from the extremely low levels last year in order to meet sales targets. Inventory was booked earlier in order to mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions. On top of that as an extra precautionary measure, the Company pulled forward the purchase of selective product for Spring. The Company is comfortable with its inventory position to meet client demand and for the season, expects normalized markdowns to be no greater than pre-pandemic levels. 

Capital cash expenditures (net of proceeds from lease incentives)(2) were $22.8 million in Q2 2023, compared to $9.3 million in Q2 2022.

YTD 2023 Compared to YTD 2022

(in thousands of Canadian dollars, unless otherwise
noted)

 

YTD 2023

26  weeks


YTD 2022

26 weeks

Variance








%

% pts

Retail revenue

$   639,454

68.5 %


$  362,591

60.7 %


76.4 %


eCommerce revenue

293,979

31.5 %


234,394

39.3 %


25.4 %


Net revenue

$   933,433

100.0 %


$  596,985

100.0 %


56.4 %











Gross profit

$   401,169

43.0 %


$  265,304

44.4 %


51.2 %

(1.4) %










SG&A

$   267,433

28.7 %


$  162,497

27.2 %


64.6 %

1.5 %










Net income

$     79,522

8.5 %


$    57,751

9.7 %


37.7 %

(1.2) %










Net income per diluted share

$         0.69



$        0.50



38.0 %











Adjusted EBITDA(2)

$   152,209

16.3 %


$  113,793

19.1 %


33.8 %

(2.8) %










Adjusted Net Income (2) per diluted share

$         0.79



$        0.57



38.6 %











Net revenue increased by 56.4% to $933.4 million, compared to $597.0 million in YTD 2022. The Company has seen an unprecedented acceleration of sales in the United States, where net revenues increased by 80.3% to C$470.0 million, compared to C$260.6 million in YTD 2022. The Company also saw meaningful growth in Canada where net revenue increased by 37.8% to $463.5 million, compared to $336.4 million in YTD 2022.

  • Retail revenue increased by 76.4% to $639.5 million, compared to $362.6 million in YTD 2022. The increase in revenue was led by outstanding performance of our existing and new boutiques in the United States, strong double digit comparable sales growth in Canada, as well as boutique revenue from 34 of our boutiques which were closed for approximately two-thirds of Q1 2022 and one-third of Q2 2022.
  • eCommerce revenue increased by 25.4% to $294.0 million, compared to $234.4 million in YTD 2022. Overall eCommerce revenue growth was moderated by the channel shift to retail in Eastern Canada where 34 of our boutiques were closed for approximately two-thirds of Q1 2022 and one-third of Q2 2022.

Gross profit increased by 51.2% to $401.2 million, compared to $265.3 million in YTD 2022. Gross profit margin was 43.0% compared to 44.4% in YTD 2022. The 140 bps decrease in gross profit margin was primarily due to higher freight costs, partially offset by leverage on occupancy and depreciation costs.

SG&A expenses increased by 64.6% to $267.4 million, compared to $162.5 million in YTD 2022. SG&A expenses were 28.7% of net revenue compared to 27.2% in YTD 2022.The increase in SG&A expenses was primarily due to variable selling costs associated with the increase in revenue and continued investment in talent, technology, and marketing initiatives.

Net income was $79.5 million, an increase of 37.7% compared to $57.8 million in YTD 2022.

Net income per diluted share was $0.69, an increase of 38.0%, compared to $0.50 in YTD 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA(2) was $152.2 million, or 16.3% of net revenue, an increase of 33.8%, compared to $113.8 million, or 19.1% of net revenue in YTD 2022.

Adjusted Net Income(2) was $91.5 million, an increase of 38.5%, compared to $66.1 million in YTD 2022.

Adjusted Net Income(2) per diluted share was $0.79, an increase of 38.6%, compared to $0.57 in YTD 2022.

Capital cash expenditures (net of proceeds from lease incentives)(1) were $47.2 million, compared to $15.9 million in YTD 2022.

(2)

See "Non-IFRS Measures including Retail Industry Metrics" and "Selected Consolidated Financial Information" below, including for a reconciliation of the non-IFRS measures used in this release to the most comparable IFRS measures. See also sections entitled "How We Assess the Performance of our Business", "Non-IFRS Measures including Retail Industry Metrics" and "Selected Consolidated Financial Information" in the Management's Discussion and Analysis for further details concerning Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted share, capital cash expenditures (net of proceeds from lease incentives) and free cash flow including definitions and reconciliations to the relevant reported IFRS measure.

Outlook

The Company's strong momentum continued into the third quarter of fiscal 2023. Aritzia is on track to deliver net revenue in the range of $565 million to $590 million in Q3 2023, representing an increase of approximately 25% to 30% from last year. This reflects continued strength in the United States across both its retail and eCommerce channels, as well as strong recovery of the Company's business in Canada.

For fiscal 2023, Aritzia currently expects the following:

  • Net revenue in the range of $2.0 billion to $2.05 billion, representing an increase of approximately 34% to 37% from fiscal 2022, up from the Company's previous outlook of $1.875 billion to $1.9 billion. This is led by continued out performance in the United States across both channels, ongoing growth in Canada driven by eCommerce as well as the recovery in its boutiques, and contribution from retail expansion including:
    • Eight new boutiques with all but one in the United States, including five boutiques in the United States and one in Canada already opened; and
    • Five boutique expansions or repositions, including four locations in Canada and one in the United States.
  • Gross profit margin to decrease by approximately 100 bps to 150 bps compared to last year, reflecting ongoing impacts from global supply chain disruptions, inflationary pressure, and discontinued COVID relief subsidies.
  • SG&A as a percent of net revenue to increase approximately 50 bps to 100 bps compared to last year, reflecting ongoing investments to fuel our future growth;
  • Net capital expenditures in the range of $110 million to $120 million, comprised of:
    • Boutique network growth,
    • New distribution centre in the Greater Toronto area, and
    • Ongoing investments in technology and infrastructure to enhance the Company's eCommerce capabilities and omni-channel experience, as well as support office expansion.

The foregoing outlook is based on management's current strategies and may be considered forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. Such outlook is based on estimates and assumptions made by management regarding, among other things, general economic and geopolitical conditions and the competitive environment as well as further COVID-19 resurgences. Readers are cautioned that actual results may vary. See also the "Forward-Looking Information" section of this earnings release and "Risk Factors" section of our MD&A and AIF.

Normal Course Issuer Bid

On January 12, 2022, the Company announced the commencement of a normal course issuer bid (the "NCIB") to repurchase and cancel up to 3,732,725 of its subordinate voting shares, representing approximately 5% of the public float of 74,654,507, over the 12-month period commencing January 17, 2022 and ending January 16, 2023. 

On May 18, 2022, the Company entered into an automatic share purchase plan (the "ASPP") with a designated broker for the purpose of permitting the Company to purchase its subordinate voting shares under the NCIB during self-imposed blackout periods.

Between January 17, 2022 and October 11, 2022, the Company repurchased a total of 1,783,780 subordinate voting shares for cancellation at an average price of $38.77 per subordinate voting share for total cash consideration of $69.2 million.

Conference Call Details

A conference call to discuss the Company's second quarter results is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. To participate, please dial 1-800-319-4610 (North America toll-free) or 1-416-915-3239 (Toronto and overseas long-distance). The call is also accessible via webcast at http://investors.aritzia.com/events-and-presentations/. A recording will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call. To access the replay, please dial 1-855-669-9658 and the access code 9414. An archive of the webcast will be available on Aritzia's website.

About Aritzia

Aritzia is a vertically integrated design house with an innovative global platform, home to an extensive portfolio of exclusive brands for every function and individual aesthetic. We're about good design, quality materials and timeless style that endures and inspires — all with the well-being of our People and Planet in mind. We call this Everyday Luxury.

Founded in 1984, in Vancouver, Canada, we create and curate products that are both beautiful and beautifully made, cultivate aspirational environments, offer engaging service that delights, and connect through captivating communications. We pride ourselves on providing immersive and highly personal shopping experiences at aritzia.com and in our 100+ boutiques throughout North America to everyone, everywhere.

Everyday Luxury. To Elevate Your World.™

Comparable Sales Growth

Comparable sales growth is a retail industry metric used to assess the performance of the Company's business to explain our total combined revenue growth in eCommerce and established boutiques. Due to temporary boutique closures from COVID-19 in fiscal 2022 which resulted in boutiques being removed from our comparable store base, we believe total comparable sales growth was not representative of our business and therefore we have not reported figures on this metric for Q2 2022 or YTD 2022 in this press release.

Non-IFRS Measures including Retail Industry Metrics

This press release makes reference to certain non-IFRS measures including certain retail industry metrics. These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS, do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Rather, these measures are provided as additional information to complement those IFRS measures by providing further understanding of our results of operations from management's perspective. Accordingly, these measures should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of our financial information reported under IFRS. We use non-IFRS measures including "EBITDA", "Adjusted EBITDA", "Adjusted Net Income", "Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Share", "capital cash expenditures (net of proceeds from lease incentives)" and "free cash flow."  This press release also makes reference to "gross profit margin" as well as "comparable sales growth", which are commonly used operating metrics in the retail industry but may be calculated differently compared to other retailers. Gross profit margin and comparable sales growth are considered supplementary measures under applicable securities laws. These non-IFRS measures including retail industry metrics are used to provide investors with supplemental measures of our operating performance and thus highlight trends in our core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS measures. We believe that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-IFRS measures including retail industry metrics in the evaluation of issuers. Our management also uses non-IFRS measures including retail industry metrics in order to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period, to prepare annual operating budgets and forecasts and to determine components of management compensation. Definitions and reconciliations of non-IFRS measures to the relevant reported measures can be found in our MD&A. Such reconciliations can also be found in this press release under the heading "Selected Consolidated Financial Information".

Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements made in this press release may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to management and on estimates and assumptions made by management regarding, among other things, general economic and geopolitical conditions and the competitive environment within the retail industry, in light of its experience and perceptions of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that are believed to be appropriate and reasonable in the circumstances. These statements may relate to our future financial outlook, our plans relating to our new distribution facility, investments in our digital infrastructure and the anticipated results therefrom, our continued focus on driving digital innovation and eCommerce and Omni capabilities, our investment in talent and technology, our ability to maintain momentum in our business and advance our strategic growth drivers, our approach to boutique growth, the Company's response to supply chain disruptions, geopolitical risks, inflationary pressures and labour shortages, our outlook for: (i) net revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2023, (ii) net revenue in fiscal 2023, (iii) gross profit margin in fiscal 2023, (iv) SG&A as a percent of net revenue in fiscal 2023, (v) net capital expenditure in fiscal 2023 and (vi) new boutiques and expansion or repositioning of existing boutiques in fiscal 2023. Particularly, information regarding our expectations of future results, targets, performance achievements, prospects or opportunities is forward-looking information. As the context requires, this may include certain targets as disclosed in the prospectus for our initial public offering, which are based on the factors and assumptions, and subject to the risks, as set out therein and herein. Often but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "targets", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "an opportunity exists", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "outlook", "forecasts", "projection", "prospects", "strategy", "intends", "anticipates", "does not anticipate", "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "will", "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, intentions, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts but instead represent our expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances.

Implicit in forward-looking statements in respect of the Company's expectations for: (i) net revenue in the range of $565 million to $590 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2023, representing an increase of approximately 25% to 30% from last year, (ii) net revenue in the range of $2.0 billion to $2.05 billion in fiscal 2023, representing an increase of approximately 34% to 37% from fiscal 2022, (iii) gross profit margin to decrease by approximately 100 bps to 150 bps compared to last year, (iv) SG&A as a percent of net revenue to increase approximately 50 bps to 100 bps compared to last year and (v) net capital expenditures in the range of $110 million to $120 million, are certain current assumptions including the continued strength in the United States across both its retail and eCommerce channels, as well as strong recovery of the Company's business in Canada. The Company's forward-looking information is also based upon assumptions regarding the overall retail environment, inflationary pressures, the COVID-19 pandemic and related health and safety protocols and currency exchange rates for fiscal 2023. Specifically, we have assumed the following exchange rates for fiscal 2023: USD:CAD = 1:1.33.

Given this unprecedented period of uncertainty, there can be no assurances regarding: (a) the limitations or restrictions that may be placed on servicing our clients in reopened boutiques or potential re-closing of boutiques or the duration of any such limitations or restrictions; (b) the COVID-19-related impacts on Aritzia's business, operations, labour force, supply chain performance and growth strategies, (c) Aritzia's ability to mitigate such impacts, including ongoing measures to enhance short-term liquidity, contain costs and safeguard the business; (d) general economic conditions related to COVID-19 and impacts to consumer discretionary spending and shopping habits; (e) credit, market, currency, commodity market, inflation, interest rates, global supply chains, operational, and liquidity risks generally; (f) geopolitical events; and (g) other risks inherent to Aritzia's business and/or factors beyond its control which could have a material adverse effect on the Company.

Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's annual information form dated May 5, 2022 for the fiscal year ended February 27, 2022 (the "AIF"). A copy of the AIF and the Company's other publicly filed documents can be accessed under the Company's profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") at www.sedar.com.

The Company cautions that the list of risk factors and uncertainties described in the AIF is not exhaustive and other factors could also adversely affect its results. Readers are urged to consider the risks, uncertainties and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents our expectations as of the date of this press release (or as the date they are otherwise stated to be made), and are subject to change after such date.  However, we disclaim any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

Selected Consolidated Financial Information

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars,
unless otherwise noted)

Q2 2023

13 Weeks

Q2 2022

13 Weeks

YTD 2023

 26 Weeks

YTD 2022

26 Weeks









Net revenue

$ 525,523

100.0 %

$ 350,069

100.0 %

$ 933,433

100.0 %

$ 596,985

100.0 %

Cost of goods sold

305,250

58.1 %

193,873

55.4 %

532,264

57.0 %

331,681

55.6 %










Gross profit

220,273

41.9 %

156,196

44.6 %

401,169

43.0 %

265,304

44.4 %










Operating expenses









Selling, general and administrative

147,154

28.0 %

92,115

26.3 %

267,433

28.7 %

162,497

27.2 %

Stock-based compensation expense

8,981

1.7 %

8,262

2.4 %

9,654

1.0 %

11,297

1.9 %










Income from operations

64,138

12.2 %

55,819

15.9 %

124,082

13.3 %

91,510

15.3 %

Finance expense

6,658

1.3 %

6,516

1.9 %

12,706

1.4 %

12,950

2.2 %

Other expense (income)

(6,496)

(1.2) %

(7,161)

(2.0) %

26

0.0 %

(3,305)

(0.6) %










Income before income taxes

63,976

12.2 %

56,464

16.1 %

111,350

11.9 %

81,865

13.7 %

Income tax expense

17,715

3.4 %

16,616

4.7 %

31,828

3.4 %

24,114

4.0 %










Net income

$   46,261

8.8 %

$   39,848

11.4 %

$    79,522

8.5 %

$   57,751

9.7 %










Other Performance Measures:









Year-over-year net revenue growth

50.1 %


74.9 %


56.4 %


91.6 %


Comparable sales growth(1)(2)

28.3 %


n/a


29.0 %


n/a


Capital cash expenditures (net of proceeds from lease incentives)(2)

$ (22,830)


$    (9,333)


$   (47,185)


$ (15,855)


Free cash flow(2)

$ (84,514)


$   76,742


$ (138,760)


$  88,675


Number of boutiques, end of period

112


104


112


104


Note:

(1) Please see the "Comparable Sales Growth" section above for more details.

(2) Please see the "Non-IFRS Measures including Retail Industry Metrics" section above for more details.

NET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Q2 2023

13 Weeks

Q2 2022

13 Weeks

YTD 2023

26 Weeks

YTD 2022

26 Weeks






Canada

$            262,335

$            203,711

$            463,461

$            336,376

United States

263,188

146,358

469,972

260,609






Net revenue

$            525,523

$            350,069

$            933,433

$            596,985

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Q2 2023

13 Weeks

Q2 2022(3)

13 Weeks

YTD 2023

26 Weeks

YTD 2022(3)

26 Weeks






Net cash (used in) generated from operating activities

$            (40,685)

$           103,790

$          (50,003)

$           129,562

 Net cash used in financing activities

(47,636)

(87,107)

(92,412)

(90,793)

Cash used in investing activities

(26,320)

(46,101)

(57,572)

(56,506)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

707

3,336

166

386






Change in cash and cash equivalents

$         (113,934)

$            (26,082)

$        (199,821)

$           (17,351)

(3)

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified for consistency with current period presentation. These reclassifications have no effect on the reported results of operations. A reclassification has been made for proceeds from lease incentives from cash generated from operating activities to net cash used in financing activities.

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO EBITDA, ADJUSTED EBITDA AND ADJUSTED NET INCOME

(in thousands of Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted)

Q2 2023

13 Weeks

Q2 2022

13 Weeks

YTD 2023

26 Weeks

YTD 2022

26 Weeks

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:





Net income

$               46,261

$               39,848

$            79,522

$              57,751

Depreciation and amortization

12,504

10,780

24,804

21,221

Depreciation on right-of-use assets

18,908

16,686

36,679

33,004

Finance expense

6,658

6,516

12,706

12,950

Income tax expense

17,715

16,616

31,828

24,114






EBITDA

102,046

90,446

185,539

149,040






Adjustments to EBITDA:





Stock-based compensation

8,981

8,262

9,654

11,297

Rent impact from IFRS 16, Leases(i)

(24,687)

(22,302)

(47,734)

(44,247)

Unrealized loss (gain) on equity derivatives contracts

(3,777)

(5,342)

4,750

(5,236)

Acquisition costs of CYC

1,747

2,409

Secondary offering transaction costs

80

530






Adjusted EBITDA

$               82,563

$               72,891

$          152,209

$           113,793

Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenue

15.7 %

20.8 %

16.3 %

19.1 %






Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income:





Net income

$               46,261

$               39,848

$             79,522

$             57,751

Adjustments to net income:





Stock-based compensation

8,981

8,262

9,654

11,297

Unrealized loss (gain) on equity derivatives contracts

(3,777)

(5,342)

4,750

(5,236)

Acquisition costs of CYC

1,747

2,409

Secondary offering transaction costs

80

530

Related tax effects

(846)

(184)

(2,436)

(689)

Adjusted Net Income

$               50,619

$               44,411

$             91,490

$             66,062

Adjusted Net Income as a percentage of net revenue

9.6 %

12.7 %

9.8 %

11.1 %

Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding (thousands)

114,457

115,265

115,284

115,008

Adjusted Net Income per diluted share

$                   0.44

$                  0.39

$                 0.79

$                 0.57

Note:

(i) Rent Impact from IFRS 16, Leases

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Q2 2023

13 Weeks

Q2 2022

13 Weeks

YTD 2023

26 Weeks

YTD 2022

26 Weeks






Depreciation of right-of-use assets, excluding fair value adjustments

$           (18,775)

$           (16,686)

$              (36,413)

$              (33,004)

Interest expense on lease liabilities

(5,912)

(5,616)

(11,321)

(11,243)






Rent impact from IFRS 16, Leases

$           (24,687)

$           (22,302)

$              (47,734)

$              (44,247)

CAPITAL CASH EXPENDITURES (NET OF PROCEEDS FROM LEASE INCENTIVES)

(Unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Q2 2023

13 Weeks

Q2 2022

13 Weeks

YTD 2023

26 Weeks

YTD 2022

26 Weeks

Cash used in investing activities

$          (26,320)

$          (46,101)

$          (57,572)

$          (56,506)

Acquisition of CYC Design Corporation, net of cash acquired

32,555

32,555

Contingent consideration payout, net relating to the acquisition of CYC Design Corporation

5,625

Proceeds from lease incentives

3,490

4,213

4,762

8,096






Capital cash expenditures (net of proceeds from lease incentives)

$          (22,830)

$             (9,333)

$          (47,185)

$          (15,855)

FREE CASH FLOW

(Unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Q2 2023

13 Weeks

Q2 2022(3)

13 Weeks

YTD 2023

26 Weeks

YTD 2022(3)

26 Weeks

Net cash (used in) generated from operating activities

$          (40,685)

$           103,790

$          (50,003)

$           129,562

Interest paid on credit facilities

745

578

1,384

1,353

Proceeds from lease incentives

3,490

4,213

4,762

8,096

Repayments of principal on lease liabilities

(21,744)

(18,293)

(42,956)

(26,385)

Purchase of property, equipment and intangible assets

(26,320)

(13,546)

(51,947)

(23,951)






Free cash flow

$          (84,514)

$             76,742

$        (138,760)

$             88,675

(3)

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified for consistency with current period presentation. These reclassifications have no effect on the reported results of operations. A reclassification has been made for proceeds from lease incentives from cash generated from operating activities to net cash used in financing activities. This change in classification does not affect previously reported free cash flows.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(interim period unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars)

As at
August 28, 2022

As at

February 27, 2022

As at

August 29, 2021

Assets








Cash and cash equivalents

$                       65,424

$                   265,245

$                   131,796

Accounts receivable

10,123

8,147

7,835

Income taxes recoverable

11,687

6,455

3,307

Inventory

455,109

208,125

181,929

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

33,086

33,564

28,700

Total current assets

575,429

521,536

353,567

Property and equipment

255,813

223,190

201,527

Intangible assets

86,303

87,398

88,287

Goodwill

198,846

198,846

198,322

Right-of-use assets

377,719

362,887

381,134

Other assets

4,319

4,271

4,860

Deferred tax assets

15,944

26,458

17,200





Total assets

$                 1,514,373

$                1,424,586

$                1,244,897





Liabilities








Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$                     295,595

$                   179,344

$                   147,219

Income taxes payable

58,917

15,889

Current portion of contingent consideration

6,619

6,619

6,619

Current portion of lease liabilities

90,381

86,724

85,519

Deferred revenue

57,256

55,721

40,667

Total current liabilities

449,851

387,325

295,913

Lease liabilities

428,704

417,067

439,508

Other non-current liabilities

19,661

22,359

16,935

Contingent consideration

6,618

6,618

Non-controlling interest in exchangeable shares liability

35,500

35,500

33,500

Deferred tax liabilities

24,438

24,906

26,669

Total liabilities

958,154

893,775

819,143





Shareholders' equity




Share capital

249,319

251,291

234,730

Contributed surplus

63,269

56,342

58,123

Retained earnings

245,185

223,553

132,967

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,554)

(375)

(66)

Total shareholders' equity

556,219

530,811

425,754





Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$                 1,514,373

$                1,424,586

$                1,244,897

BOUTIQUE COUNT SUMMARY


Q2 2023

13 Weeks   

Q2 2022

13 Weeks

YTD 2023

26 Weeks

YTD 2022

26 Weeks






Number of boutiques, beginning of period

109

102

106

101

New boutiques

3

2

6

3






Number of boutiques, end of period

112

104

112

104

Boutiques expanded or repositioned

1

1

Note: CYC had four boutiques as at August 28, 2022 which are excluded from the boutique count.

 

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