Form 8-K BED BATH & BEYOND INC For: Apr 13

April 13, 2022 7:46 AM EDT

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Exhibit 99.1
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BED BATH & BEYOND INC. REPORTS FISCAL 2021 FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS
(ENDING FEBRUARY 26th, 2022)

Q4 Net Sales of $2,051M; Comparable Sales of (12)% Impacted by Ongoing Supply Chain and Inventory Availability Challenges
Q4 GAAP Gross Margin of 28.3%; Adjusted Gross Margin of 28.8% including 360bps of Higher than Expected, Escalating Supply Chain Costs
Excluding Supply Chain Cost Increases, Q4 Adjusted Gross Margin of 32.4%
Second Year of Transformation to Continue in Fiscal 2022

UNION, New Jersey, April 13, 2022 --- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBY) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2021 ended February 26, 2022.
Reported (GAAP)
Adjusted2
($ in millions, except per share data)Three months endedThree months ended
February 26, 2022February 27, 2021DiffFebruary 26, 2022February 27, 2021Diff
Net Sales$2,051$2,619(22)%$2,051$2,619(22)%
Core1 Sales
$2,051$2,390(14)%
Comparable3 Sales
(12)%
Gross Margin28.3%31.5%-320bps28.8%32.8%-400bps
SG&A Margin33.3%29.1%420bps33.3%29.1%420bps
Net (Loss) Income($159)$9($168)($82)$47($129)
Adjusted2 EBITDA
($30)$168($198)
Adjusted2 EBITDA Margin
(1.4)%6.4%-780bps
EPS - Diluted($1.79)$0.08($1.87)($0.92)$0.40($1.32)

Mark Tritton, Bed Bath & Beyond’s President and CEO said, “We are disappointed that our sales and gross margin performance does not reflect our team's hard work and execution against both strategic and transformation efforts in 2021. Macroeconomic factors, such as the disruption of the global supply chain, the Omicron variant, as well as the geopolitical turbulence weighing on consumer confidence, have uncovered more vulnerabilities than we could have foreseen at this stage of our transformation, as we completely rebuild the foundation of our business.”

“The lack of available inventory to sell proved to be a continuing impediment to sales through the remainder of the fourth quarter and into the early part of fiscal 2022. Specifically, despite our overall inventory levels, product in transit, not available for sale or held at port remained abnormally high, particularly in key items. We estimate an impact of approximately $175 million to our fourth quarter sales, or a high-single digit deficit, as a result of a lack of in-stock availability in our Bed Bath banner. Positive product-related margin expansion associated with our Owned Brands, pricing and promo optimization were offset by escalating supply chain costs. "

"Encouragingly, buybuy BABY delivered its sales goal for the quarter which led to $1.4 billion in sales for the full year, growing double digit, at an estimated mid-single digit adjusted EBITDA margin. Our buybuy BABY and Harmon banners demonstrate our ability to achieve stabilization and growth when there is strength in the face of macroeconomic factors given its domestic supply chain, as well as different key product demand such as apparel and gear versus our Bed Bath banner.”

“Fiscal 2021 was a year of rebuilding in the face of substantial industry and operational headwinds during the first year of our transformation. While our operational execution may have thwarted our near-term efforts, our focus also remains on our long-term strategy and transformation. The extraordinary circumstances we face today, burdened by the lingering effects of our previous infrastructure, have continued to impact our near-term visibility and performance. As we progress through 2022, the investments we are making in our supply chain and technological foundation are designed to greatly improve our proficiencies, enabling us to overcome the types of challenges we are facing currently. The core tenets of our strategy are sound, and we will improve our operational deficits by learning from our experiences and leveraging the strength of our dedicated teams to renew our business for long-term growth.” concluded Mr. Tritton.





Q4 Highlights
Net Sales of $2,051M declined (22)%, reflecting a (8)% decline related to a planned reduction from non-core banner divestitures and a Core1 Sales decline of (14)%
Core1 Net Sales decline primarily due to the impact of fleet optimization and Comparable3 Sales
Comparable3 Sales decline of (12)% versus Q4 2020 and a decline of (8)% versus Q4 2019
Bed Bath & Beyond banner Comparable3 Sales decline of (15)%; buybuy BABY banner growth of +low-single digits
Normalizing demand within e-commerce versus last year impacted both Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY, as Comparable3 Sales declined (18)% in the digital channel
Inventory availability challenges had an estimated impact of $175 million, or high-single digit, impact to Net Sales in the quarter driven by the Bed Bath & Beyond banner
Product in transit, not available for sale or held at port remained abnormally high
buybuy BABY Comparable Sales of positive low-single digits fueled by mid-teens growth in stores
GAAP Gross Margin of 28.3%; Adjusted2 Gross Margin of 28.8%
Adjusted² Gross Margin reflects decline of 400bps vs. Q4 2020 primarily due to product cost increases of 40 basis points net of product, pricing and promotional optimization, as well as 360 basis points primarily related to transient port fees and freight and shipping inflation
Freight and shipping cost increases included unexpected, higher than anticipated inflation of 170 basis points, first-time port-related fees of 100 basis points, and warehouse-related inventory adjustments of 90 basis points as year finalized.
Excluding the aforementioned supply chain costs escalations, Q4 Adjusted2 Gross Margin of 32.4%
Cash Flow from Operations of approximately $0.3 billion and Free Cash Flow of $0.2 billion
Completion of $1 Billion share repurchase program ahead of Fiscal 2023 plans, reflecting $230 million of repurchases in Q4 2021 and $40 million in March 2022
Company continues to demonstrate strong liquidity with cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments of $0.5 billion in the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter and Total Liquidity4 of approximately $1.4 billion

Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter Results (ending February 26, 2022)
Net sales of $2,051 billion declined (22)%, reflecting a Core1 banner sales decline of (14)% and an (8)% decline related to a planned reduction from non-core banner divestitures.
Core1 sales performance versus last year were primarily driven by a decrease in Bed Bath & Beyond banner sales.
Comparable3 Sales decreased (12)% compared to the prior year period and (8)% compared to the fiscal 2019 fourth quarter. By channel, Comparable3 Sales declined (8)% in Stores and (18)% in Digital versus the fiscal 2020 fourth quarter.
Comparable3 Sales reflects an estimated 2% impact from fleet optimization activity when compared to the fiscal 2020 fourth quarter.
Bed Bath & Beyond banner Comparable3 Sales decreased (15)% compared to the prior year period and decreased (9)% compared to the fiscal 2019 fourth quarter. Results exclude the Company's previously announced store fleet optimization program, which began in the second half of the prior fiscal year.
Comparable3 Sales in key destination categories, which include Bedding, Bath, Kitchen Food Prep, Indoor Decor and Home Organization, declined (17)% compared to the 2020 fiscal fourth quarter and (5)% compared to the 2019 fiscal fourth quarter.




These categories represented approximately two-thirds of total Bed Bath & Beyond banner sales in the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter.
The buybuy BABY banner delivered positive growth with Comparable Sales increasing in the low-single digits compared to the fiscal 2020 fourth quarter, driven by double-digit growth in stores and a mid-single digit decline in digital.
GAAP Gross Margin was 28.3% for the quarter. Excluding special items, Adjusted2 Gross Margin was 28.8%, reflecting a 360 basis point negative impact from transient supply chain headwinds and a 40 basis point decrease in merchandise margins compared to last year. Freight and shipping costs included unexpected, higher than anticipated inflation of 170 basis points, first-time port-related fees of 100 basis points, and warehouse-related inventory adjustments of 90 basis points as year finalized. Excluding the aforementioned supply chain cost escalations, Q4 Adjusted2 Gross Margin of 32.4%
SG&A expense on both a GAAP and Adjusted2 basis remain at lower levels compared to the prior year period, primarily due to cost reductions including divestitures of non-core assets and lower rent and occupancy expenses on a lower store base. SG&A Margin for the quarter increased on a GAAP and Adjusted2 basis versus last year due to lower Net Sales.
Adjusted2 EBITDA for the period was ($30) million reflecting lower Net Sales and lower Adjusted2 Gross Margin.
Net Loss per diluted share of ($1.79) for the quarter reflected approximately $0.87 of special items for the quarter. Excluding special items, Adjusted2 Net Loss per diluted share was ($0.92). Special items during the fourth quarter included restructuring and transformation initiative charges such as costs associated with the Company’s transformation initiatives, including store closures related to the Company's fleet optimization. Adjusted2 Net Loss per diluted share also reflects a current and deferred income tax benefit on the Company’s Adjusted2 Pre-Tax Loss.
During the quarter, the Company generated positive operating cash flow of approximately $0.3 billion. Free Cash Flow5 was approximately $0.2 billion as a result of $0.1 billion of planned capital expenditures in connection with store remodels, supply chain and information technology systems.

The Company returned approximately $230 million in capital to shareholders through share repurchases in the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter and approximately $40 million during March 2022, bringing its share repurchase program to completion. As initially announced in November 2021, the Company announced plans to accelerate its $1 billion three-year share repurchase program from fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2023.

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments totaled approximately $0.5 billion in the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. Total Liquidity4 was healthy at approximately $1.4 billion as of fiscal 2021 fourth quarter, including the Company’s asset based revolving credit facility which remains untapped.
Fiscal 2022 Outlook Commentary

At this time, the Company is providing the following outlook parameters for fiscal 2022:
Sequential Comparable3 Sales improvement to occur in the second half of fiscal 2022 versus the first half of fiscal 2022 based on anticipated improvement in supply chain conditions
Adjusted² Gross Margin to expand modestly versus last year based on improvement in the second half of fiscal 2022
Adjusted2 SG&A expense approximately flat to last year; $100 million optimization plan aims to offset inflation as previously announced
Higher Adjusted2 EBITDA versus last year for the second half of fiscal 2022 based on the aforementioned Comparable3 Sales and Adjusted² Gross Margin commentary
The Company will provide further commentary and context for its fiscal 2022 outlook during its conference call as well as in its investor presentation available on the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://bedbathandbeyond.gcs-web.com/investor-relations.

Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter Conference Call and Investor Presentation





Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s fiscal 2021 fourth quarter conference call with analysts and investors will be held today at 8:15am EDT and may be accessed by dialing 1-404-400-0571, or if international, 1-866-374-5140, using conference ID number 64632327#. A live audio webcast of the conference call, along with the earnings press release, investor presentation and supplemental financial disclosures, will also be available on the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://bedbathandbeyond.gcs-web.com/investor-relations. The webcast will be available for replay after the call for a period of at least one year.

The Company has also made available an Investor Presentation on the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://bedbathandbeyond.gcs-web.com/events-and-presentations.
(1) The Company’s four Core banners include Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY, Harmon Face Values and Decorist.
(2) Adjusted items refer to comparable sales as well as financial measures that are derived from measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, which have been adjusted to exclude certain items. Adjusted Gross Margin, Adjusted SG&A, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and Adjusted EPS - Diluted are non-GAAP financial measures. For more information about non-GAAP financial measures, see “Non-GAAP Information” below.
(3) Comparable Sales reflects the year-over-year change in sales from the Company's retail channels, including stores and digital, that have been operating for twelve full months following the opening period (typically six to eight weeks). Comparable Sales excludes the impact of the Company's store network optimization program.
(4) Total Liquidity includes cash & investments and availability under the Company’s asset-based revolving credit facility.
(5)    Free Cash Flow is defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures.






About the Company

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") is an omnichannel retailer that makes it easy for our customers to feel at home. The Company sells a wide assortment of merchandise in the Home, Baby, Beauty and Wellness markets. Additionally, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.

The Company operates websites at bedbathandbeyond.com, bedbathandbeyond.ca, buybuybaby.com, buybuybaby.ca, harmondiscount.com, facevalues.com, and decorist.com. As of November 27, 2021, the Company had a total of 995 stores, including 809 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, 133 buybuy BABY stores and 53 stores under the names Harmon, Harmon Face Values or Face Values. During the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter, the Company opened two stores including one Bed Bath & Beyond store and one buybuy BABY store. Additionally during the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter, the Company closed 5 stores including 4 Bed Bath & Beyond stores and one Harmon store. The joint venture to which the Company is a partner operates 10 stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.

Non-GAAP Information

This press release contains certain non-GAAP information, including adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted gross margin, adjusted SG&A, adjusted net earnings per diluted share, and free cash flow. Non-GAAP information is intended to provide visibility into the Company’s core operations and excludes special items, including non-cash impairment charges related to certain store-level assets and tradenames, loss on sale of businesses, loss on the extinguishment of debt, charges recorded in connection with the restructuring and transformation initiatives, which includes accelerated markdowns and inventory reserves related to the planned assortment transition to Owned Brands and costs associated with store closures related to the Company's fleet optimization and the income tax impact of these items. The Company’s definition and calculation of non-GAAP measures may differ from that of other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company’s reported GAAP financial results. For a reconciliation to the most directly comparable US GAAP measures and certain information relating to the Company’s use of Non-GAAP financial measures, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21 E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 including, but not limited to, the Company’s progress and anticipated progress towards its long-term objectives, as well as more generally the status of its future liquidity and financial condition and its outlook for the Company’s 2021 fourth quarter and its 2021 fiscal year. Many of these forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as may, will, expect, anticipate, approximate, estimate, assume, continue, model, project, plan, goal, preliminary, and similar words and phrases, although the absence of those words does not necessarily mean that statements are not forward-looking. The Company’s actual results and future financial condition may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such factors include, without limitation: general economic conditions including the housing market, a challenging overall macroeconomic environment and related changes in the retailing environment; risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the governmental responses to it, including its impacts across the Company’s businesses on demand and operations, as well as on the operations of the Company’s suppliers and other business partners, and the effectiveness of the Company’s actions taken in response to these risks; consumer preferences, spending habits and adoption of new technologies; demographics and other macroeconomic factors that may impact the level of spending for the types of merchandise sold by the Company; civil disturbances and terrorist acts; unusual weather patterns and natural disasters; competition from existing and potential competitors across all channels; pricing pressures; liquidity; the ability to achieve anticipated cost savings, and to not exceed anticipated costs, associated with organizational changes and investments, including the Company’s strategic restructuring program and store network optimization strategies; the ability to attract and retain qualified employees in all areas of the organization; the cost of labor, merchandise, logistical costs and other costs and expenses; potential supply chain disruption due to trade restrictions or otherwise, and other factors such as natural disasters, pandemics, including the COVID-19 pandemic, political instability, labor disturbances, product recalls, financial or operational instability of suppliers or carriers, and other items; the ability to find suitable locations at acceptable occupancy costs and other terms to support the Company’s plans for new stores; the ability to establish and profitably maintain the appropriate mix of digital and physical presence in the markets it serves; the ability to assess and implement technologies in support of the Company’s development of its omnichannel capabilities; the ability to effectively and timely adjust the Company’s plans in the face of the rapidly changing retail and economic environment, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; uncertainty in financial markets; volatility in the price of the Company’s common stock and its effect, and the effect of other factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, on the




Company’s capital allocation strategy; risks associated with the ability to achieve a successful outcome for the Company’s business concepts and to otherwise achieve its business strategies; the impact of intangible asset and other impairments; disruptions to the Company’s information technology systems, including but not limited to security breaches of systems protecting consumer and employee information or other types of cybercrimes or cybersecurity attacks; reputational risk arising from challenges to the Company’s or a third party product or service supplier’s compliance with various laws, regulations or standards, including those related to labor, health, safety, privacy or the environment; reputational risk arising from third-party merchandise or service vendor performance in direct home delivery or assembly of product for customers; changes to statutory, regulatory and legal requirements, including without limitation proposed changes affecting international trade; changes to, or new, tax laws or interpretation of existing tax laws; new, or developments in existing, litigation, claims or assessments; changes to, or new, accounting standards; and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements.

Contacts

INVESTOR CONTACT: Susie Kim, IR@bedbath.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Mangan, media@bedbath.com




BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

 Three Months EndedTwelve Months Ended
February 26, 2022February 27, 2021February 26, 2022February 27, 2021
Net sales$2,051,396 $2,619,141 $7,867,778 $9,233,028 
Cost of sales1,471,588 1,793,653 5,384,287 6,114,947 
    Gross profit579,808 825,488 2,483,491 3,118,081 
Selling, general and administrative expenses682,605 762,998 2,692,292 3,224,363 
Impairments, including on assets held for sale18,059 8,883 36,531 127,341 
Restructuring and transformation initiative expenses44,625 54,554 144,025 102,202 
Loss on sale of businesses 22,705 18,221 1,062 
    Operating loss(165,481)(23,652)(407,578)(336,887)
Interest expense, net16,809 18,566 64,702 76,913 
Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt — 376 (77,038)
    Loss before (benefit) provision for income taxes(182,290)(42,218)(472,656)(336,762)
(Benefit) provision from income taxes(23,185)(51,277)86,967 (185,989)
    Net (loss) income$(159,105)$9,059 $(559,623)$(150,773)
Net (loss) income per share - Basic$(1.79)$0.08 $(5.64)$(1.24)
Net (loss) income per share - Diluted$(1.79)$0.08 $(5.64)$(1.24)
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic88,683 115,055 99,249 121,446 
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted88,683 117,286 99,249 121,446 
Dividends declared per share$ $— $ $— 

















Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following table reconciles non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release or that may be presented on the Company’s fourth quarter conference call with analysts and investors. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide management, analysts, investors and other users of the Company’s financial information with meaningful supplemental information regarding the performance of the Company’s business. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered superior to, but in addition to other financial measures prepared by the Company in accordance with GAAP, including comparisons of year-to-year results. The Company’s method of determining these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from other companies’ methods and, therefore, may not be comparable to those used by other companies. As such, the Company does not recommend the sole use of these non-GAAP measure to assess its financial and earnings performance. For reasons noted above, the Company is presenting certain non-GAAP financial measures for its fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. In order for investors to be able to more readily compare the Company’s performance across periods, the Company has included comparable reconciliations for the 2020 period in the reconciliation tables below. The Company is not providing a reconciliation of its guidance with respect to Adjusted EBITDA because the Company is unable to provide this reconciliation without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence, the financial impact, and the periods in which the adjustments may be recognized. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could be material to future results.































Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended February 26, 2022
Excluding
ReportedLoss on Sale of BusinessesRestructuring and Transformation ExpensesImpairment chargesTotal income tax impactTotal ImpactAdjusted
Gross Profit$579,808 $— $10,021 $— $— $10,021 $589,829
Gross margin28.3 %— %0.5 %— %— %0.5 %28.8 %
Restructuring and transformation initiative expenses44,625 — (44,625)— — (44,625)
(Loss) earnings before benefit for income taxes(182,290)— 54,646 18,059 — 72,705 (109,585)
Tax benefit(23,185)— — — (4,852)(4,852)(28,037)
Effective tax rate12.7 %12.9 %12.9 %25.6 %
Net (loss) income$(159,105)$$54,646$18,059$4,852$77,557$(81,548)
Net loss per share - Diluted$(1.79)$0.87$(0.92)
Weighted average shares outstanding- Basic88,683 88,683 88,683 
Weighted average shares outstanding- Diluted88,683 (1)88,683 88,683 
Reconciliation of Net Income (loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
Net (loss) income$(159,105)$$54,646$18,059$4,852$77,557$(81,548)
Depreciation and amortization78,884(15,744)(15,744)63,140
Interest expense16,80916,809
Tax benefit(23,185)(4,852)(4,852)(28,037)
EBITDA$(86,597)$$38,902$18,059$$56,961$(29,636)
EBITDA as % of net sales(1.4)%
(1) If a company is in a net loss position, then for earnings per share purposes, diluted weighted average shares outstanding are equivalent to basic weighted average shares outstanding.






Three Months Ended February 27, 2021
Excluding
ReportedLoss on Sale of BusinessesRestructuring and Transformation ExpensesImpairment ChargesTotal income tax impactTotal ImpactAdjusted
Gross Profit$825,488 $— $33,198 $— $— $33,198 $858,686
Gross margin31.5 %— %1.3 %— %— %1.3 %32.8 %
Restructuring and transformation initiative expenses54,554 — (54,554)— — (54,554)
(Loss) earnings before (benefit) provision for income taxes(42,218)22,705 87,752 8,883 — 119,340 77,122 
Tax (benefit) provision(51,277)— — — 81,297 81,297 30,020
Effective tax rate121.5 %(82.6)%(82.6)%38.9 %
Net income (loss)$9,059 $22,705$87,752$8,883$(81,297)$38,043$47,102
Net earnings per share - Diluted$0.08$0.32 $0.40
Weighted average shares outstanding- Basic115,055 115,055 115,055 
Weighted average shares outstanding- Diluted117,286 117,286 117,286 
Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
Net income (loss)$9,059$22,705$87,752$8,883$(81,297)$38,043$47,102
Depreciation and amortization78,328(6,141)(6,141)72,187
Interest expense18,56618,566
Tax (benefit) provision(51,277)81,29781,29730,020
EBITDA$54,676$22,705$81,611$8,883$$113,199$167,875
EBITDA as % of net sales6.4 %
(1) If a company is in a net loss position, then for earnings per share purposes, diluted weighted average shares outstanding are equivalent to basic weighted average shares outstanding.





BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
February 26, 2022November 27, 2021February 27, 2021
Assets  
Current assets:  
    Cash and cash equivalents$439,496 $509,054 $1,352,984 
    Merchandise inventories1,725,410 1,911,859 1,671,909 
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets198,248 526,540 595,152 
        Total current assets2,363,154 2,947,453 3,620,045 
Long term investment securities19,212 19,237 19,545 
Property and equipment, net1,027,387 923,977 918,418 
Operating lease assets1,562,857 1,603,536 1,587,101 
Other assets157,962 162,435 311,821 
Total Assets$5,130,572 $5,656,638 $6,456,930 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity  
Current liabilities:  
    Accounts payable$872,445 $908,070 $986,045 
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities529,371 649,204 636,329 
    Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities326,465 313,968 312,486 
    Current operating lease liabilities346,506 347,721 360,061 
        Total current liabilities2,074,787 2,218,963 2,294,921 
Other liabilities102,438 69,972 82,279 
Operating lease liabilities1,508,002 1,532,873 1,509,767 
Income taxes payable91,424 101,535 102,664 
Long term debt1,179,776 1,179,682 1,190,363 
        Total liabilities4,956,427 5,103,025 5,179,994 
Shareholders' equity:  
Preferred stock - $0.01 par value; authorized - 1,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding
 — — 
Common stock - $0.01 par value; authorized - 900,000 shares; issued 344,146, 344,140 and 343,241 shares, respectively; outstanding 81,979, 96,338 and 109,621 shares, respectively
3,441 3,441 3,432 
Additional paid-in capital
2,235,894 2,227,469 2,152,135 
Retained earnings
9,666,091 9,825,156 10,225,253 
Treasury stock, at cost; 262,167, 247,802 and 233,620 shares, respectively
(11,685,267)(11,454,757)(11,048,284)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(46,014)(47,696)(55,600)
Total shareholders' equity174,145 553,613 1,276,936 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$5,130,572 $5,656,638 $6,456,930 







BED BATH & BEYOND INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)
 Three Months EndedTwelve Months Ended
February 26, 2022February 27, 2021February 26, 2022February 27, 2021
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:  
    Net (loss) earnings$(159,105)$9,059 $(559,623)$(150,773)
    Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:  
        Depreciation and amortization78,884 78,328 293,626 340,912 
        Impairments, including on assets held for sale18,059 8,883 36,531 127,341 
        Stock-based compensation8,186 8,530 35,061 31,594 
        Deferred income taxes(726)192,095 125,711 148,741 
Loss on sale of businesses 22,705 18,221 1,062 
        Loss (gain) on debt extinguishment — 376 (77,038)
        Other(782)(524)(8,298)(396)
        Decrease (increase) in assets:  
           Merchandise inventories187,183 156,182 (53,339)64,947 
           Other current assets327,164 (385,492)387,746 (387,172)
           Other assets689 1,196 607 1,519 
        Increase (decrease) in liabilities:  
           Accounts payable(60,377)70,843 (132,785)168,556 
           Accrued expenses and other current liabilities(120,741)(82,217)(100,356)15,538 
           Merchandise credit and gift card liabilities12,430 9,089 13,981 (12,110)
           Income taxes payable(10,097)63,834 (11,257)54,958 
           Operating lease assets and liabilities, net2,545 (43,621)(14,162)(32,813)
           Other liabilities(718)(33,184)(14,186)(26,758)
    Net cash provided by operating activities282,594 75,706 17,854 268,108 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:  
    Purchase of held-to-maturity investment securities — (29,997)— 
    Redemption of held-to-maturity investment securities — 30,000 386,500 
Net proceeds from sale of businesses 51,748 5,000 534,457 
    Capital expenditures(121,715)(65,761)(354,185)(183,077)
    Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities(121,715)(14,013)(349,182)737,880 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:  
Borrowing of long-term debt —  236,400 
Repayments of long-term debt(5)— (11,360)(457,827)
Repayments of finance leases(1,033)— (1,033)— 
Prepayment under share repurchase agreement (47,550) (47,550)
Repurchase of common stock, including fees(230,510)(102,828)(589,433)(332,529)
Payment of dividends18 (45)(749)(23,108)
Payment of deferred financing fees — (3,443)(7,690)
    Net cash used in financing activities(231,530)(150,423)(606,018)(632,304)
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and
      restricted cash
1,094 1,747 1,006 5,075 
    Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(69,557)(86,983)(936,340)378,759 
Change in cash balances classified as held-for-sale —  4,815 
    Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(69,557)(86,983)(936,340)383,574 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash:  
    Beginning of period540,441 1,494,207 1,407,224 1,023,650 
    End of period$470,884 $1,407,224 $470,884 $1,407,224 


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2 This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21 E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 including, but not limited to, the Company’s progress and anticipated progress towards its long-term objectives, as well as more generally the status of its future liquidity and financial condition and its outlook for the Company’s fiscal 2022 first quarter and for its 2022 fiscal year. Many of these forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as may, will, expect, anticipate, approximate, estimate, assume, continue, model, project, plan, goal, preliminary, and similar words and phrases, although the absence of those words does not necessarily mean that statements are not forward-looking. The Company’s actual results and future financial condition may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such factors include, without limitation: general economic conditions including the housing market, a challenging overall macroeconomic environment and related changes in the retailing environment; risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the governmental responses to it, including its impacts across the Company’s businesses on demand and operations, as well as on the operations of the Company’s suppliers and other business partners, and the effectiveness of the Company’s actions taken in response to these risks; consumer preferences, spending habits and adoption of new technologies; demographics and other macroeconomic factors that may impact the level of spending for the types of merchandise sold by the Company; civil disturbances and terrorist acts; unusual weather patterns and natural disasters; competition from existing and potential competitors across all channels; pricing pressures; liquidity; the ability to achieve anticipated cost savings, and to not exceed anticipated costs, associated with organizational changes and investments, including the Company’s strategic restructuring program and store network optimization strategies; the ability to attract and retain qualified employees in all areas of the organization; the cost of labor, merchandise, logistical costs and other costs and expenses; potential supply chain disruption due to trade restrictions or otherwise, and other factors such as natural disasters, pandemics, including the COVID-19 pandemic, political instability, labor disturbances, product recalls, financial or operational instability of suppliers or carriers, and other items; the ability to find suitable locations at acceptable occupancy costs and other terms to support the Company’s plans for new stores; the ability to establish and profitably maintain the appropriate mix of digital and physical presence in the markets it serves; the ability to assess and implement technologies in support of the Company’s development of its omnichannel capabilities; the ability to effectively and timely adjust the Company’s plans in the face of the rapidly changing retail and economic environment, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; uncertainty in financial markets; volatility in the price of the Company’s common stock and its effect, and the effect of other factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, on the Company’s capital allocation strategy; risks associated with the ability to achieve a successful outcome for the Company’s business concepts and to otherwise achieve its business strategies; the impact of intangible asset and other impairments; disruptions to the Company’s information technology systems, including but not limited to security breaches of systems protecting consumer and employee information or other types of cybercrimes or cybersecurity attacks; reputational risk arising from challenges to the Company’s or a third party product or service supplier’s compliance with various laws, regulations or standards, including those related to labor, health, safety, privacy or the environment; reputational risk arising from third-party merchandise or service vendor performance in direct home delivery or assembly of product for customers; changes to statutory, regulatory and legal requirements, including without limitation proposed changes affecting international trade; changes to, or new, tax laws or interpretation of existing tax laws; new, or developments in existing, litigation, claims or assessments; changes to, or new, accounting standards; and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements.


 
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6 1 2 2 Note: The Company’s four Core banners include Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY, Harmon Face Values and Decorist.


 
7 Divestitures • • • • • 1 • Fleet Optimization Note: The Company’s four Core banners include Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY, Harmon Face Values and Decorist. Stores Digital Core Banner Net Sales (excl. Divestitures) Comparable Sales Supply Chain Disruptions* Total Net Sales


 
8 Note: Based on Core business 1 1 % of Net Sales in Q4’21 17% 8% 26% 11% 4% 66% 34% 100%


 
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10 Positive Operating Cash Flow Total Liquidity of $1.4B


 
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12 CURRENT TRENDS: 1Q22 FULL YEAR QTD trend: negative low-20s Sequential Improvement in 2H vs. 1H based on anticipated improvement in supply chain conditions Cost inflation headwinds to persist, not fully offset by pricing Modest expansion vs. LY based on 2H improvement Slightly lower $ spend vs. LY, albeit deleverage due to sales decreases Approx. flat $ to LY; Previously announced $100M optimization aims to offset inflation Negative Above LY in 2H based on sales and gross margin assumptions above $40M executed in 1Q22; $1B Program completed Re-assessment in 2H22 Note: Adj. gross margin, adj. SG&A, adj, EBITDA & adj. EPS are non-GAAP financial measures. For a reconciliation to comparable GAAP measures, see Appendix of this presentation. Key Assumptions: ▪ Depreciation & Amortization (approx.): $260M ▪ CAPEX (approx.): $400M ▪ Store Openings (approx.) : 20 to 25 openings (primarily BABY) ▪ Store Remodels (approx.): 130 to 150 remodels (primarily Bed Bath) Capital Allocation ▪ Liquidity remains healthy, including $1B ABL Revolver ▪ Share Repurchases & Debt Reduction to be assessed in 2H22


 
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15 ✓ Stores as fulfillment hubs ✓ Omni-always platform ✓ Invest in key projects for enhanced capabilities ✓ Partnerships: DoorDash, Uber, Shipt, Roadie ✓ Launched digital Marketplace ✓ Launched Cross-Banner checkout ✓ Remodel ~450 BBB stores ✓ Close ~ 200 BBB stores ✓ Approx. 130 to 150 remodels ✓ Approx. 200 BBB closures (cumulative/total program) ✓ Initiated ~130 remodels; ~80 completions ✓ Sustained +MSD% sales lift in remodels ✓ Completed 207 BBB closures (total program) ✓ Launch 10 BBB Owned Brands ✓ Owned Brand penetration of 30% ✓ Introduce 8 Owned Brands ✓ Launch 6 Owned Brands in 1H21 ✓ Owned brand penetration of 20% ✓ Achieved target 8 Owned Brands in Bed Bath ✓ Exceeded penetration goal at 25% run rate ✓ Incubating bbBABY Owned Brands for 2H22 launch ✓ Increase BABY sales to $1.5B+ ✓ Modernize destination categories & extend value prop ✓ Age up strategy ✓ Achieved BABY sales of $1.4B ahead of FY plan ✓ Positive FY growth in both BABY & Harmon ✓ BABY market share growth in FY21 vs. FY20 ✓ Reduce store replenishment to 10 days (via RDCs) ✓ New tech roadmap (merch, ERP & supply chain) ✓ Plan and begin implementation of two RDCs in NE/West ✓ Initiate new Oracle ERP rollout ✓ Successfully opened East Coast RDC in PA ✓ Initiated West Coast RDC opening plans in CA ✓ First stage of ERP launched on-track


 
16 Three Pillars of Transformation ELEVATE EXPERIENCE: Overhauled websites with new look, reduced steps to checkout and AI-powered search UNLOCK OMNI-ALWAYS: launched BOPIS & curbside pickup services TRANSFORM TO DIGITAL FIRST: Upgraded tools and processes to improve speed to market Digital Sales penetration Digital penetration vs. 2019 Visits to website Omni + Digital active shoppers Total digital sales fulfilled by stores incl. approx. 15% BOPIS Note: App data (launches and first-time visitors) relates to Bed Bath & Beyond banner only


 
17 • Approx. 130 remodels across US & CANADA • Initiated approx. 130 remodels • Completed approx. 80 remodels • Sustained +MSD sales lift


 
18 • Approx. 200 BBB closures (cumulative total program) • Completed more than 200 Bed Bath store closures • Sales transference above plan of 20%-25% Continuing to position our network for the future: ✓ Disciplined management of inventory and receipts ✓ Partnership with recognized liquidation service ✓ Robust in-store and digital local marketing ✓ Data-driven tracking and monitoring


 
19 • Now live on Kroger.com • Offering an extensive selection of the most sought-after goods for home and baby products • Launching in select Kroger brick & mortar stores in 2022 • Branded shop-in-shop experience with exclusive Owned Brands and national brands


 
20 Bring your story to life Launched June 2021 Escape the noise Launched April 2021 Launched July 2021 Solutions for a well-kept home Launched May 2021 Home starts here Launched June 2021 Start with food. End with love. Launched March 2021 everyday comfort Launched October 2021 Designed for modern living. Launched November 2021 Share the happy.


 
21 ✓ Ending Fiscal 2021 with Owned Brands penetration of approximately 25% ✓ Extending Owned Brands to the buybuy BABY business


 
22 Positive Net Sales growth with Sales exceeding $1.4B, above plan Continued market share gains Digital penetration of total BABY Sales Note: As shared during Investor Day 2020


 
23 Charting a Course for Greater Value ✓ Increased digital capabilities ✓ Flexibility, agility and scalability ✓ Speed to market ✓ More efficient technology operations ✓ Shift spend towards innovation ✓ Improved return on technology investment ▪ 35-day store replenishment ▪ Vendor direct network with consolidation hubs ▪ Inefficiencies driving high, uncompetitive costs ▪ Disparate legacy technology ▪ Legacy and siloed architecture and applications ▪ Reactive and manually intensive operating model ▪ Opened NE RDC in Frackville, PA ▪ Plans for West Coast RDC underway in Southern California with construction to begin in 2022 ▪ RELEX system launched ▪ ERP Phase I successfully launched early ▪ ERP Phase II on track to launch in 2022 ▪ 10-day store replenishment ▪ 4 regional DCs ▪ Increased standardization to lower total supply chain costs ▪ Cloud-based and scalable infrastructure ▪ New ERP ▪ Automated and agile operating model


 
24 $(25) $25 $75 $125 $175 $225 $275 Note: Dollar values of share repurchases reflect open market repurchases; Share repurchase program completed in March 2022 at approx. $990M


 
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26 • The following table shows a quarterly summary of the Company’s fiscal 2019 and 2020 net sales on both a Reported GAAP basis and on a Core Go-Forward basis, which excludes sales from divested banners. • The Company is providing this additional transparency to help analysts and investors gain further perspective on the Company’s recent portfolio transformation and the quarterly comparisons of the Core Go-Forward banners, which include Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY, Harmon Face Values and Decorist. Note: numbers may not add due to rounding Reported $2,573 $2,719 $2,759 $3,107 $11,159 $1,307 $2,688 $2,618 $2,619 $9,233 Core $2,080 $2,263 $2,191 $2,471 $9,006 $1,128 $2,239 $2,186 $2,390 $7,943


 
27 1 Comparable Sales reflects the year-over-year change in sales from the Company's retail channels, including stores and digital, that have been operating for twelve full months following the opening period (typically six to eight weeks). Comparable Sales excludes the impact of the Company's store network optimization program. 2 Adjusted items refer to comparable sales as well as financial measures that are derived from measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, which have been adjusted to exclude certain items. Adjusted Gross Margin, Adjusted SG&A, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and Adjusted EPS - Diluted are non-GAAP financial measures. For more information about non-GAAP financial measures, see “Non-GAAP Information” below. 3Total Liquidity includes cash & investments and availability under the Company’s asset-based revolving credit facility. The following table reconciles non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release or that may be presented on the Company’s fourth quarter conference call with analysts and investors. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide management, analysts, investors and other users of the Company’s financial information with meaningful supplemental information regarding the performance of the Company’s business. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered superior to, but in addition to other financial measures prepared by the Company in accordance with GAAP, including comparisons of year-to-year results. The Company’s method of determining these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from other companies’ methods and, therefore, may not be comparable to those used by other companies. As such, the Company does not recommend the sole use of these non-GAAP measure to assess its financial and earnings performance. For reasons noted above, the Company is presenting certain non-GAAP financial measures for its fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. In order for investors to be able to more readily compare the Company’s performance across periods, the Company has included comparable reconciliations for the 2020 period in the reconciliation tables below. The Company is not providing a reconciliation of its guidance with respect to Adjusted EBITDA because the Company is unable to provide this reconciliation without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence, the financial impact, and the periods in which the adjustments may be recognized. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could be material to future results.


 
28 Non-GAAP Reconciliation (in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited) Three Months Ended February 26, 2022 Excluding Reported Loss on Sale of Businesses Restructuring and Transformation Expenses Impairment charges Total income tax impact Total Impact Adjusted Gross Profit $ 579,808 $ — $ 10,021 $ — $ — $ 10,021 $ 589,829 Gross margin 28.3 % — % 0.5 % — % — % 0.5 % 28.8 % Restructuring and transformation initiative expenses 44,625 — (44,625) — — (44,625) — (Loss) earnings before benefit for income taxes (182,290) — 54,646 18,059 — 72,705 (109,585) Tax benefit (23,185) — — — (4,852) (4,852) (28,037) Effective tax rate 12.7 % 12.9 % 12.9 % 25.6 % Net (loss) income $ (159,105) $ — $ 54,646 $ 18,059 $ 4,852 $ 77,557 $ (81,548) Net loss per share - Diluted $ (1.79) $ 0.87 $ (0.92) Weighted average shares outstanding- Basic 88,683 88,683 88,683 Weighted average shares outstanding- Diluted 88,683 (1) 88,683 88,683 Reconciliation of Net Income (loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Net (loss) income $ (159,105) $ — $ 54,646 $ 18,059 $ 4,852 $ 77,557 $ (81,548) Depreciation and amortization 78,884 — (15,744) — — (15,744) 63,140 Interest expense 16,809 — — — — — 16,809 Tax benefit (23,185) — — — (4,852) (4,852) (28,037) EBITDA $ (86,597) $ — $ 38,902 $ 18,059 $ — $ 56,961 $ (29,636) EBITDA as % of net sales (1.4) % (1) If a company is in a net loss position, then for earnings per share purposes, diluted weighted average shares outstanding are equivalent to basic weighted average shares outstanding.


 
29 Three Months Ended February 27, 2021 Excluding Reported Loss on Sale of Businesses Restructuring and Transformation Expenses Impairment Charges Total income tax impact Total Impact Adjusted Gross Profit $ 825,488 $ — $ 33,198 $ — $ — $ 33,198 $ 858,686 Gross margin 31.5 % — % 1.3 % — % — % 1.3 % 32.8 % Restructuring and transformation initiative expenses 54,554 — (54,554) — — (54,554) — (Loss) earnings before (benefit) provision for income taxes (42,218) 22,705 87,752 8,883 — 119,340 77,122 Tax (benefit) provision (51,277) — — — 81,297 81,297 30,020 Effective tax rate 121.5 % (82.6) % (82.6) % 38.9 % Net income (loss) $ 9,059 $ 22,705 $ 87,752 $ 8,883 $ (81,297) $ 38,043 $ 47,102 Net earnings per share - Diluted $ 0.08 $ 0.32 $ 0.40 Weighted average shares outstanding- Basic 115,055 115,055 115,055 Weighted average shares outstanding- Diluted 117,286 117,286 117,286 Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Net income (loss) $ 9,059 $ 22,705 $ 87,752 $ 8,883 $ (81,297) $ 38,043 $ 47,102 Depreciation and amortization 78,328 — (6,141) — — (6,141) 72,187 Interest expense 18,566 — — — — — 18,566 Tax (benefit) provision (51,277) — — — 81,297 81,297 30,020 EBITDA $ 54,676 $ 22,705 $ 81,611 $ 8,883 $ — $ 113,199 $ 167,875 EBITDA as % of net sales 6.4 % (1) If a company is in a net loss position, then for earnings per share purposes, diluted weighted average shares outstanding are equivalent to basic weighted average shares outstanding.


 
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