The Container Store Group (TCS) Tops Q4 EPS by 14c, Revenues Beat; Offers 1Q EPS Guidance Above Consensus

May 18, 2021 4:07 PM EDT

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The Container Store Group (NYSE: TCS) reported Q4 EPS of $0.71, $0.14 better than the analyst estimate of $0.57. Revenue for the quarter came in at $314.7 million versus the consensus estimate of $295.19 million.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020:

  • Consolidated net sales were $314.7 million, an increase of 30.4% compared to the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020. The 53rd week contributed approximately $17.7 million in net sales.
    • Net sales in The Container Store retail business (“TCS”) were $294.2 million, up 31.3%, inclusive of a 41.6% increase in general merchandise categories and a 22.2% increase in Custom Closets.
    • Online sales increased 72.2% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.
    • Elfa International AB (“Elfa”) third-party net sales were $20.5 million, up 18.8% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019; excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, Elfa third-party net sales were up 5.0%.
  • Consolidated net income increased 180.0% to $35.1 million compared to $12.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Consolidated net income per diluted share (“EPS”) was $0.69 compared to $0.26 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. The 53rd week contributed approximately $0.07 of incremental EPS in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • Adjusted net income per diluted share (“Adjusted EPS”)* was $0.71, inclusive of approximately $0.07 of incremental Adjusted EPS* from the 53rd week, compared to $0.26 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* increased 66.7% to $59.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to $35.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. The 53rd week contributed approximately $5.3 million of incremental Adjusted EBITDA* in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $138.3 million in the fifty-three weeks ended April 3, 2021 compared to $30.7 million in the fifty-two weeks ended March 28, 2020.
  • Free cash flow* increased to $121.1 million compared to ($2.9) million in the fifty-two weeks ended March 28, 2020. In fiscal 2020, the Company utilized $78 million to pay down principal on its Senior Secured Term Loan.

Satish Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer commented, “I am very proud of our team’s accomplishments in fiscal 2020 underscored by outstanding fourth quarter performance driven by broad-based product and channel demand. I want to thank all of our teams for their hard work and dedication in driving these results despite the difficult environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic this fiscal year. In addition, these results could not have been possible without the steady leadership and resolve of my predecessor, Melissa Reiff.”

Mr. Malhotra continued, “As we look to fiscal 2021 and the next chapter for The Container Store, we have developed our strategic priorities and supporting initiatives to make this great company the best version of itself. We will strive to deepen our relationship with our customers, expand our reach, and strengthen our capabilities through continuous improvement and by being an employer of choice. All while championing the enriching benefits of living an organized life. The addressable market is substantial and our solid foundation, combined with our focused strategic priorities, positions us well to capitalize on the many opportunities we see for our business and our brand.”

GUIDANCE:

The Container Store Group sees Q1 2021 EPS of $0.08-$0.09, versus the consensus of $0.03.

  • The Company currently expects first quarter of fiscal 2021 consolidated sales growth of approximately 50% as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2020. EPS for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 is expected to be approximately $0.08, or $0.09 on an adjusted* basis.

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