StockSelector.com
  Research, Select, & Monitor Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:27:09 AM ET  
Trade Ideas The Market Industries Stocks Portfolio

 
Ticker Lookup
Aaron's, Inc.$45.22($1.33)(2.86%)

  Quote | Ranking | Chart | Valuations | Sentiment | Industry | News | Earnings | Analysts | More...

Your Target?

 Aaron’s, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
   Friday, July 28, 2017 7:15:00 AM ET

Aaron’s, Inc. (AAN ), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017.

https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/469299/Aarons_Inc_2016_Blue_Logo.jpg

"We’re very pleased with our second quarter results," said John Robinson, Chief Executive Officer. "Strong growth at Progressive Leasing and disciplined execution in the Aaron’s Business drove increased revenues and improved profitability in the quarter."

"Progressive had an exceptional quarter driven by a significant increase in total invoice volume and strong lease portfolio performance. The business has impressive momentum across a diverse mix of verticals and we expect to continue to drive long-term growth with our leading virtual lease-to-own model," Mr. Robinson stated.

"The Aaron’s Business outperformed our expectations primarily due to higher lease margin and strong cost control," continued Mr. Robinson. "We’re making additional investments in the Aaron’s Business to improve our direct-to-consumer platform, and our long-term confidence in the business is also demonstrated by the accretive acquisition of Aaron’s largest franchisee, announced in a separate press release today."

"We remain conservatively capitalized, with a proforma net debt to capitalization of approximately 14.5% following the acquisition. We’ll continue to look for ways to leverage our unique set of assets to serve more customers and create value for our shareholders, associates, franchisees and retail partners," Mr. Robinson concluded.

Financial Summary Aaron’s, Inc. (the "Company") conducts its operations through three primary businesses: 1) Aaron’s branded Company-operated and franchised lease-to-own stores, Aarons.com and Woodhaven, the Company’s furniture manufacturing operations (collectively, the "Aaron’s Business"); 2) Progressive Leasing’s virtual lease-to-own business ("Progressive Leasing"); and 3) Dent-A-Med, Inc. ("DAMI"), our second-look financing business.

For the second quarter of 2017, Company revenues were $815.6 million compared with $789.4 million for the second quarter of 2016. Net earnings were $36.3 million compared with $38.5 million in the prior year period. Diluted earnings per share were $0.51 compared with $0.53 a year ago. The effective tax rate for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was 36.2% compared with 37.0% for the prior year period.

On a non-GAAP basis, net earnings for the second quarter of 2017 increased to $48.5 million compared with $43.3 million for the same period in 2016, and non-GAAP earnings per share assuming dilution were $0.68 in the second quarter of 2017 compared with $0.59 for the same quarter in 2016.

For the second quarter of 2017, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude the effects of amortization expense resulting from our 2014 acquisition of Progressive Leasing, and exclude restructuring charges for the Aaron’s Business and DAMI. For the second quarter of 2016, non-GAAP results exclude the effects of Progressive Leasing amortization and an impairment charge resulting from the Company’s sale of its HomeSmart business. Adjusted EBITDA for the Company, which excludes the charges and adjustments mentioned above, was $95.7 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared with $88.2 million for the same period in 2016. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" and the related non-GAAP reconciliation accompanying this press release.

During the first six months of 2017, revenues increased 1.0% to $1.660 billion compared with $1.644 billion for the prior year period. Net earnings were $89.6 million versus $88.2 million for the first six months last year. Diluted earnings per share were $1.24 compared with $1.20 a year ago. The effective tax rate for the comparable six months ended on June 30, was 35.8% for 2017 compared with 37.4% for 2016.

On a non-GAAP basis, net earnings for the first six months of 2017 were $106.3 million compared with $95.3 million for the same period in 2016 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $1.48 compared with $1.30 for the same six month period in 2016. Non-GAAP net earnings and diluted earnings per share in 2017 exclude the effects of amortization expense resulting from the 2014 acquisition of Progressive Leasing and exclude restructuring charges for the Aaron’s Business and DAMI. In 2016, non-GAAP results exclude the effects of Progressive Leasing amortization, a gain on the sale of the Company’s headquarters building, retirement and severance charges and loss resulting from the Company’s disposition of HomeSmart. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" and the related non-GAAP reconciliation accompanying this press release.

Adjusted EBITDA for the Company, which excludes the charges and adjustments discussed above, was $205.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 compared with $192.2 million for the same period in 2016.

The Company generated $115.6 million in cash from operations during the six months ended June 30, 2017 and ended the second quarter with $260.3 million in cash compared with $308.6 million at the end of 2016. The reduction in cash was due primarily to scheduled amortization of the Company’s term loan and unsecured notes offset by cash from operations.

Progressive Leasing Results Progressive Leasing’s revenue in the second quarter of 2017 increased 25.1% to $373.5 million from $298.6 million in the second quarter of 2016. Progressive Leasing’s revenue in the first six months of 2017 increased 22.2% to $739.6 million from $605.2 million for the same period of 2016. Active doors increased 37% in the second quarter of 2017 to approximately 19,000. Invoice volume per active door declined 4.3% in the quarter, driven by strong growth in new doors. Progressive Leasing had 646,000 customers at June 30, 2017, a 23% increase from June 30, 2016.

Earnings before income taxes for Progressive Leasing were $38.2 million and $74.0 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 compared with $29.1 million and $51.0 million for the same periods a year ago. EBITDA for the second quarter and first six months of 2017 was $50.1 million and $98.6 million, respectively, compared with $41.8 million and $76.5 million, for the same periods of 2016. As a percentage of revenues, EBITDA was 13.4% and 13.3%, respectively, for the second quarter and first six months of 2017 compared with 14.0% and 12.6% for the same periods in 2016. Write offs for damaged, lost or unsaleable merchandise were 5.5% of revenue in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 4.5% in the same period of 2016. Bad debt as a percent of revenue was 9.7% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 9.5% in the same period of 2016.

DAMI Results Revenue for DAMI was $8.5 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2016. DAMI’s revenue for the first six months of 2017 was $16.7 million versus $10.1 million for the same period of 2016. DAMI’s loss before income taxes was $2.7 million and $4.5 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, compared with a loss before income taxes of $2.3 million and $5.2 million for the same periods in 2016. DAMI’s pre-tax, pre-provision loss was $0.9 million and $2.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 compared with $0.8 million and $2.0 million for the same periods a year ago. DAMI has performed in line with the Company’s expectations.

Pre-tax, pre-provision loss is a non-GAAP measure that represents loss before income taxes adjusted so that loan charge-offs and recoveries are recognized in earnings as they occur by excluding the effect on earnings of changes to management’s provision for estimated future loan losses. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" and the related non-GAAP reconciliation accompanying this press release for more information regarding the calculation of pre-tax, pre-provision loss.

The Aaron’s Business Results For the second quarter of 2017, overall revenues for the Aaron’s Business decreased 10.7% to $433.6 million from $485.5 million in the second quarter of 2016. Revenues for the first six months of 2017 decreased 12.1% to $903.9 million compared with $1.028 billion from the same period a year ago.

Lease revenue and fees for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 decreased 11.7% and 12.5% compared with the same periods in 2016. Non-retail sales, which primarily consist of merchandise sales to the Company’s franchisees, decreased 4.1% and 8.5% for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2017 compared with the same periods of the prior year.

On May 13, 2016, the Company completed the sale of its HomeSmart business. Revenues for HomeSmart in the second quarter and first six months of 2016 were $7.5 million and $25.4 million, respectively. Excluding HomeSmart, total revenues for the Aaron’s Business decreased 9.3% and 9.9% for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2017, compared with the same periods of the prior-year.

Earnings before income taxes for the Aaron’s Business were $21.5 million and $70.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, compared with $34.3 million and $95.0 million for the same periods a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA in the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 was $46.7 million and $107.9 million compared with $47.5 million and $118.4 million for the same periods in 2016. As a percentage of revenue, Adjusted EBITDA was 10.8% and 11.9% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively, compared with 9.8% and 11.5% for the same periods last year. Write-offs for damaged, lost or unsaleable merchandise were 3.6% of revenues in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 3.7% for the same period last year.

Same store revenues (revenues earned in Company-operated stores open for the entirety of the second quarter of 2017 and 2016) decreased 8.1% during the second quarter of 2017, compared with the second quarter of 2016, and customer count on a same store basis was down 4.8%. Company-operated Aaron’s stores had 932,000 customers at June 30, 2017, a 7.2% decrease from the second quarter of 2016, excluding HomeSmart customers for both periods.

At June 30, 2017, the Aaron’s Business had 1,093 Company-operated stores and 680 franchised stores. During the second quarter of 2017, 62 Company-operated stores and six franchised stores were consolidated or closed. Two franchised stores were sold to a third party.

Company-operated stores that were closed are related to the Company’s previously disclosed program to identify underperforming stores and right size the footprint in existing markets. During the second quarter of 2017, the Aaron’s Business incurred a pre-tax restructuring charge of $13.3 million related to these closures. In the first half of 2017, the aggregate pre-tax restructuring charge related to these store closures was $13.5 million.

Significant Components of Revenue Consolidated lease revenues and fees for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 increased 4.3% and 2.2%, respectively, over the same prior year periods. Franchise royalties and fees decreased 13.2% in the second quarter of 2017 and 13.0% for the first six months of 2017 compared with the same periods a year ago. The decrease in franchise royalties and fees was the combined result of decreases in both revenues generated by the Company’s franchisees and the number of franchised stores. The Company’s franchisee revenues totaled $206.9 million and $437.4 million in the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, a decrease of 9.3% and 8.5% from the same periods for the prior year. Same store revenues for franchised stores were down 6.1% and same store customer counts were down 4.5% for the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter in 2016. Franchised stores had 517,000 customers at the end of the second quarter, a 7.7% decline from the prior year ago period. Revenues and customers of franchisees are not revenues and customers of the Aaron’s Business or the Company.

2017 Outlook The Company is updating its outlook for the 2017 year to reflect current trends in the business.

Diluted earnings per share is presented both on a GAAP basis and on a non-GAAP basis excluding Progressive and franchisee acquisition related intangible amortization and any future one-time or unusual items. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes any future one-time or unusual items. The Company currently expects to achieve the following:

Aaron’s Inc. (Consolidated)

-- Revenues of approximately $3.33 billion to $3.44 billion compared with the previous outlook of $3.10 billion to $3.31 billion.

-- Adjusted EBITDA of $355 million to $378 million compared with the previous outlook of $320 million to $353 million.

-- Diluted earnings per share in the range of $2.10 to $2.30 compared with the previous outlook of $1.85 to $2.10.

-- Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the range of $2.45 to $2.65 compared with the previous outlook of $2.15 to $2.40.

Progressive Leasing

-- Total revenues of approximately $1.55 billion to $1.60 billion compared with the previous outlook of $1.40 billion to $1.50 billion.

-- EBITDA of $190 million to $200 million compared with the previous outlook of $170 million to $185 million.

The Aaron’s Business

-- Total revenues of approximately $1.75 billion to $1.80 billion compared with the previous outlook of $1.68 billion to $1.78 billion.

-- Lease revenues, which are included in total revenues above, of approximately $1.40 billion to $1.45 billion compared with the previous outlook of $1.30 billion to $1.40 billion.

-- Same store revenues of approximately negative 9% to negative 7% compared with the previous outlook of negative 12% to negative 8%.

-- Adjusted EBITDA of $170 million to $180 million compared with the previous outlook of $155 million to $170 million.

-- The revised outlook includes accretion from the Company’s acquisition of its largest franchisee announced in a separate press release today, offset by additional investment in strategic initiatives.

-- The Company continues to evaluate its store base for strategic growth and consolidation opportunities.

DAMI

-- No update to previous outlook.

Conference Call and Webcast The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its quarterly results on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast accessible through the Company’s Investor Relations website, investor.aarons.com. The webcast will be archived for playback at that same site.

About Aaron’s, Inc. Headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s, Inc. (AAN ), is a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions. The Aaron’s Business engages in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories through its more than 1,770 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states and Canada, as well as its e-commerce platform, Aarons.com. In addition, Progressive Leasing, a virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through approximately 24,000 retail locations in 46 states. Dent-A-Med, Inc., d/b/a the HELPcard?, provides a variety of second-look credit products that are originated through federally insured banks. For more information, visit investor.aarons.com, Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and HELPcard.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this news release regarding our business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "outlook," "expect," "will," "expectations," and "trends" and similar terminology. These risks and uncertainties include factors such as changes in general economic conditions, competition, pricing, legal and regulatory proceedings, customer privacy, information security, customer demand, the execution and results of our strategy and expense reduction and store closure and consolidation initiatives, risks related to our recent acquisition of our largest franchisee, including the risk that its financial performance does not meet expectations, risks related to Progressive Leasing’s "virtual" lease-to-own business, the outcome of Progressive Leasing’s pilot or test programs with various retailers and the results of Progressive Leasing’s efforts to expand its relationships with existing retailer partners and establish new partnerships with additional retailers, and the other risks and uncertainties discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 as updated in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017. Statements in this release that are "forward-looking" include without limitation statements regarding: the Company’s projected results (including Progressive Leasing’s and DAMI’s results) and the updated Outlook for the Company on a consolidated basis, and for the Aaron’s Business and Progressive Leasing, individually; Progressive Leasing’s role in driving long-term growth for the Company; and the results of our investments in our direct-to-consumer platform. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

Aaron’s, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Earnings
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
                                                       (Unaudited)               (Unaudited)
                                                       Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                                                       June 30,                  June 30,
                                                       2017         2016         2017            2016
Revenues:
Lease Revenues and Fees                                $   718,089  $   688,677  $    1,461,711  $    1,430,288
Retail Sales                                           6,106        6,460        14,884          17,415
Non-Retail Sales                                       69,602       72,610       138,929         151,915
Franchise Royalties and Fees                           12,824       14,772       27,025          31,067
Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable                  8,532        5,302        16,733          10,065
Other                                                  491          1,532        916             3,030
Total                                                  815,644      789,353      1,660,198       1,643,780
Costs and Expenses:
Depreciation of Lease Merchandise                      345,398      321,969      707,396         670,271
Retail Cost of Sales                                   3,940        3,892        9,331           10,957
Non-Retail Cost of Sales                               61,818       63,984       123,903         135,369
Operating Expenses                                     330,548      330,601      659,373         679,025
Restructuring Expenses                                 13,445       --           13,772          --
Other Operating (Income) Expense, Net                  (511)        755          (1,072)         (5,974)
Total                                                  754,638      721,201      1,512,703       1,489,648
Operating Profit                                       61,006       68,152       147,495         154,132
Interest Income                                        378          507          1,352           928
Interest Expense                                       (5,552)      (5,904)      (11,367)        (12,216)
Other Non-Operating Income (Expense), Net              1,163        (1,631)      2,138           (1,992)
Earnings Before Income Taxes                           56,995       61,124       139,618         140,852
Income Taxes                                           20,660       22,623       49,983          52,664
Net Earnings                                           $   36,335   $   38,501   $    89,635     $    88,188
Earnings Per Share                                     $   0.51     $   0.53     $    1.26       $    1.21
Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution                   $   0.51     $   0.53     $    1.24       $    1.20
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding                    70,686       72,761       71,001          72,697
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution  71,697       73,279       72,040          73,248
Selected Balance Sheet Data
(In thousands)
                                    (Unaudited)
                                    June 30, 2017    December 31, 2016
Cash and Cash Equivalents           $    260,335     $     308,561
Investments                         22,252           20,519
Accounts Receivable, Net            84,822           95,777
Lease Merchandise, Net              994,236          999,381
Loans Receivable, Net               83,737           84,804
Property, Plant and Equipment, Net  200,842          211,271
Other Assets, Net                   901,906          895,423
Total Assets                        2,548,130        2,615,736
Debt                                401,113          497,829
Total Liabilities                   1,006,057        1,134,138
Shareholders’ Equity                $    1,542,073   $     1,481,598
Selected Cash Flow Data
(In thousands)
                                                            (Unaudited)
                                                            Six Months Ended
                                                            June 30,
                                                            2017           2016
Cash Provided by Operating Activities                       $    115,608   $    325,483
Cash Used by Investing Activities                           (25,644)       20,874
Cash Used by Financing Activities                           (138,247)      (119,060)
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash & Cash Equivalents  57             --
(Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents            (48,226)       227,297
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period            308,561        14,942
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period                  $    260,335   $    242,239
Aaron’s, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Quarterly Revenues by Segment
(In thousands)
                                      (Unaudited)
                                      Three Months Ended
                                      June 30, 2017
                                      The Aaron’s Business(1)Progressive Leasing    DAMI                   Consolidated Total
Lease Revenues and Fees               $          344,590     $          373,499     $          --          $          718,089
Retail Sales                          6,106                  --                     --                     6,106
Non-Retail Sales                      69,602                 --                     --                     69,602
Franchise Royalties and Fees          12,824                 --                     --                     12,824
Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable --                     --                     8,532                  8,532
Other                                 491                    --                     --                     491
                                      $          433,613     $          373,499     $          8,532       $          815,644
                                      (Unaudited)
                                      Three Months Ended
                                      June 30, 2016
                                      The Aaron’s Business(1)Progressive Leasing    DAMI                   Consolidated Total
Lease Revenues and Fees               $          390,103     $          298,574     $          --          $          688,677
Retail Sales                          6,460                  --                     --                     6,460
Non-Retail Sales                      72,610                 --                     --                     72,610
Franchise Royalties and Fees          14,772                 --                     --                     14,772
Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable --                     --                     5,302                  5,302
Other                                 1,532                  --                     --                     1,532
                                      $          485,477     $          298,574     $          5,302       $          789,353
(1)  During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company changed its composition of reportable segments by combining
Sales and Lease Ownership, Franchise, Woodhaven, and unallocated corporate costs into one reportable segment, the Aaron’s
Business, to align with the Company’s internal reporting of operating results. The 2016 period is presented to reflect this change.
Aaron’s, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Six Months Revenues by Segment
(In thousands)
                                      (Unaudited)
                                      Six Months Ended
                                      June 30, 2017
                                      The Aaron’s Business(1)Progressive Leasing    DAMI                   Consolidated Total
Lease Revenues and Fees               $          722,097     $          739,614     $          --          $          1,461,711
Retail Sales                          14,884                 --                     --                     14,884
Non-Retail Sales                      138,929                --                     --                     138,929
Franchise Royalties and Fees          27,025                 --                     --                     27,025
Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable --                     --                     16,733                 16,733
Other                                 916                    --                     --                     916
                                      $          903,851     $          739,614     $          16,733      $          1,660,198
                                      (Unaudited)
                                      Six Months Ended
                                      June 30, 2016
                                      The Aaron’s Business(1)Progressive Leasing    DAMI                   Consolidated Total
Lease Revenues and Fees               $          825,049     $          605,239     $          --          $          1,430,288
Retail Sales                          17,415                 --                     --                     17,415
Non-Retail Sales                      151,915                --                     --                     151,915
Franchise Royalties and Fees          31,067                 --                     --                     31,067
Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable --                     --                     10,065                 10,065
Other                                 3,030                  --                     --                     3,030
                                      $          1,028,476   $          605,239     $          10,065      $          1,643,780
(1)  During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company changed its composition of reportable segments by combining
Sales and Lease Ownership, Franchise, Woodhaven, and unallocated corporate costs into one reportable segment, the Aaron’s
Business, to align with the Company’s internal reporting of operating results. The 2016 period is presented to reflect this change.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information: Non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are supplemental measures of our performance that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2017 each exclude $5.6 million in Progressive Leasing-related intangible amortization expense and $13.4 million in restructuring charges. For the first six months of 2017 Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude $12.2 million in Progressive-related intangible amortization expense and $13.8 million in restructuring charges. Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2016 exclude $6.6 million in Progressive Leasing-related intangible amortization expense and a $1.0 million impairment charge related to the HomeSmart asset sale. For the first six months of 2016 Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude $13.2 million in Progressive-related intangible amortization expense, an $11.1 million gain from the sale of the Company’s headquarters building, $3.7 million in retirement and severance charges and a $5.6 million impairment charge related to the HomeSmart asset sale.

The EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA figures presented in this press release are calculated as the Company’s earnings before interest expense, depreciation on property, plant and equipment, amortization of intangible assets and income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes the other adjustments described in the calculation of non-GAAP net earnings above.

Management believes that non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide relevant and useful information, and are widely used by analysts, investors and competitors in our industry as well as by our management in assessing both consolidated and business unit performance.

Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings provides management and investors with an understanding of the results from the primary operations of our business by excluding the effects of certain items that generally arose from larger, one-time transactions that are not reflective of the ordinary earnings activity of our operations. This measure may be useful to an investor in evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA also provides management and investors with an understanding of one aspect of earnings before the impact of investing and financing charges and income taxes. These measures may be useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity because the measures:

-- Are widely used by investors to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items excluded from the calculation of such measure, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods, book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired, among other factors.

-- Are a financial measurement that is used by rating agencies, lenders and other parties to evaluate our creditworthiness.

-- Are used by our management for various purposes, including as a measure of performance of our operating entities and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting.

Finally, this press release presents pre-tax, pre-provision loss for DAMI, which is also a supplemental measure not calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management believes this measure is useful because it gives management and investors an additional, supplemental metric to assess DAMI’s underlying operational performance for the period. Due to the growth of our originated credit card loan portfolio after our October 2015 acquisition of DAMI, we believe pre-provision, pre-tax loss helps investors to assess DAMI’s operating performance until such time as the credit card portfolio reaches levels which management believes will be normal and recurring. Management uses this measure as one of its bases for strategic planning and forecasting for DAMI. Our use of pre-provision, pre-tax loss may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies and analysts calculate these measures in the same manner.

Non-GAAP financial measures, however, should not be used as a substitute for, or considered superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as the Company’s GAAP basis net earnings and diluted earnings per share and the GAAP earnings before income taxes of the Company’s segments, which are also presented in the press release. Further, we caution investors that amounts presented in accordance with our definitions of non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and pre-tax, pre-provision loss may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies and analysts calculate these measures in the same manner.

Reconciliation of Net Earnings and Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution to Non-GAAP
Net Earnings and Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution
(In thousands, except per share)
                                                                       (Unaudited)                                        (Unaudited)
                                                                       Three Months Ended                                 Six Months Ended
                                                                       June 30,                                           June 30,
                                                                       2017                     2016                      2017                     2016
Net Earnings                                                           $           36,335       $           38,501        $           89,635       $           88,188
Add Progressive Leasing-Related Intangible Amortization Expense (1)(2) 3,564                    4,150                     7,818                    8,249
Less Gain on Sale of Building (3)                                      --                       --                        --                       (6,932)
Add Retirement and Severance Charges (4)                               --                       --                        --                       2,306
Add Loss on Assets Held for Sale (5)                                   --                       619                       --                       3,509
Add Restructuring (6)                                                  8,571                    --                        8,842                    --
Non-GAAP Net Earnings                                                  $           48,470       $           43,270        $           106,295      $           95,320
Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution                                   $           0.51         $           0.53          $           1.24         $           1.20
Add Progressive Leasing-Related Intangible Amortization Expense (1)(2) 0.05                     0.05                      0.11                     0.11
Less Gain on Sale of Building (3)                                      --                       --                        --                       (0.09)
Add Retirement and Severance Charges (4)                               --                       --                        --                       0.03
Add Loss on Assets Held for Sale (5)                                   --                       0.01                      --                       0.05
Add Restructuring (6)                                                  0.12                     --                        0.13                     --
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution (7)                      $           0.68         $           0.59          $           1.48         $           1.30
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution                  71,697                   73,279                    72,040                   73,248
(1)     Net of taxes of $2,026 and $4,359 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 calculated using the effective tax rate for the respective periods.
(2)     Net of taxes of $2,438 and $4,926 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 calculated using the effective tax rate for the respective periods.
(3)     Net of taxes of $4,139 for the six months ended June 30, 2016 calculated using the effective tax rate for the period.
(4)     Net of taxes of $1,377 for the six months ended June 30, 2016 calculated using the effective tax rate for the period.
(5)     Net of taxes of $363 and $2,096 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 calculated using the effective tax rate for the respective periods.
(6)     Net of taxes of $4,874 and $4,930 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 calculated using the effective tax rate for the respective periods.
(7)    In some cases, the sum of individual EPS amounts may not equal total EPS calculations due to rounding.
DAMI Pre-tax, Pre-provision Loss
(In thousands)
                                                             (Unaudited)               (Unaudited)
                                                             Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                                                             June 30,                  June 30,
                                                             2017         2016         2017        2016
Loss Before Income Taxes                                     $   (2,695)  $   (2,280)  $  (4,460)  $  (5,162)
Add: Adjustment to Increase Allowance for Loan Losses During 1,798        1,507        2,389       3,159
Period
Pre-tax, Pre-provision Loss                                  $   (897)    $   (773)    $  (2,071)  $  (2,003)

Due to the growth of our originated credit card loan portfolio subsequent to the October 2015 acquisition of DAMI, we believe pre-provision, pre-tax loss helps investors to assess DAMI’s operating performance until such time as the credit card portfolio reaches levels which management believes will be normal and recurring. Our use of pre-provision, pre-tax loss may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies and analysts calculate these measures in the same manner.

Aaron’s, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Non-GAAP Financial Information
Quarterly Segment EBITDA
(In thousands)
                                    (Unaudited)
                                    Three Months Ended
                                    June 30, 2017
                                    The Aaron’s Business(1)Progressive Leasing    DAMI                   Consolidated Total
Net Earnings                        --                     --                     --                     $          36,335
Income Taxes                        --                     --                     --                     20,660
Earnings (Loss) Before Income Taxes 21,450                 38,240                 (2,695)                56,995
Interest Expense                    (287)                  4,698                  1,141                  5,552
Depreciation                        11,676                 1,542                  157                    13,375
Amortization                        552                    5,590                  145                    6,287
EBITDA                              $          33,391      $          50,070      $          (1,252)     $          82,209
Restructuring Expenses              13,297                 --                     148                    13,445
Adjusted EBITDA                     $          46,688      $          50,070      $          (1,104)     $          95,654
                                    (Unaudited)
                                    Three Months Ended
                                    June 30, 2016
                                    The Aaron’s Business(1)Progressive Leasing    DAMI                   Consolidated Total
Net Earnings                        --                     --                     --                     $          38,501
Income Taxes                        --                     --                     --                     22,623
Earnings (Loss) Before Income Taxes 34,321                 29,083                 (2,280)                61,124
Interest Expense                    (174)                  5,090                  988                    5,904
Depreciation                        11,933                 990                    101                    13,024
Amortization                        456                    6,588                  145                    7,189
EBITDA                              $          46,536      $          41,751      $          (1,046)     $          87,241
Loss on Sale of HomeSmart           982                    --                     --                     982
Adjusted EBITDA                     $          47,518      $          41,751      $          (1,046)     $          88,223
(1)  During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company changed its composition of reportable segments by combining
Sales and Lease Ownership, Franchise, Woodhaven, and unallocated corporate costs into one reportable segment, the Aaron’s
Business, to align with the Company’s internal reporting of operating results. The 2016 period is presented to reflect this change.
Aaron’s, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Non-GAAP Financial Information
Six Months Segment EBITDA
(In thousands)
                                    (Unaudited)
                                    Six Months Ended
                                    June 30, 2017
                                    The Aaron’s Business(1)Progressive Leasing    DAMI                   Consolidated Total
Net Earnings                        --                     --                     --                     $          89,635
Income Taxes                        --                     --                     --                     49,983
Earnings (Loss) Before Income Taxes            70,080                 73,998                 (4,460)                139,618
Interest Expense                    (357)                  9,461                  2,263                  11,367
Depreciation                        23,553                 2,935                  300                    26,788
Amortization                        1,047                  12,177                 290                    13,514
EBITDA                              $          94,323      $          98,571      $          (1,607)     $          191,287
Restructuring                       13,534                 --                     238                    13,772
Adjusted EBITDA                     $          107,857     $          98,571      $          (1,369)     $          205,059
                                    (Unaudited)
                                    Six Months Ended
                                    June 30, 2016
                                    The Aaron’s Business(1)Progressive Leasing    DAMI                   Consolidated Total
Net Earnings                        --                     --                     --                     $          88,188
Income Taxes                        --                     --                     --                     52,664
Earnings (Loss) Before Income Taxes            95,017                 50,997                 (5,162)                140,852
Interest Expense                    (61)                   10,292                 1,985                  12,216
Depreciation                        24,346                 2,065                  203                    26,614
Amortization                        887                    13,175                 280                    14,342
EBITDA                              $          120,189     $          76,529      $          (2,694)     $          194,024
Gain on Sale of Building            (11,071)               --                     --                     (11,071)
Retirement Charges                  3,683                  --                     --                     3,683
Loss on Sale of HomeSmart           5,605                  --                     --                     5,605
Adjusted EBITDA                     $          118,406     $          76,529      $          (2,694)     $          192,241
(1)   During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company changed its composition of reportable segments by combining
Sales and Lease Ownership, Franchise, Woodhaven, and unallocated corporate costs into one reportable segment, the Aaron’s
Business, to align with the Company’s internal reporting of operating results. The 2016 period is presented to reflect this change.
Reconciliation of 2017 Projected Outlook for EBITDA
(In thousands)
                                  Fiscal Year 2017 Ranges
                                  The Aaron’s Business(1) Progressive Leasing   DAMI                  Consolidated Total
Estimated Net Earnings            --                      --                    --                    $150,000 - $165,000
Taxes1                            --                      --                    --                    87,000 - 95,000
Projected Earnings Before Taxes   $105,000 - $115,000     $144,000 - $154,000   $(12,000) - $(9,000)  237,000 - 260,000
Interest Expense                  --                      17,000                5,000                 22,000
Depreciation                      46,000                  6,000                 1,000                 53,000
Amortization                      5,000                   23,000                1,000                 29,000
Projected EBITDA                  156,000 - 166,000       190,000 - 200,000     (5,000) - (2,000)     341,000 - 364,000
Projected Other Adjustments, Net2 14,000                  --                    --                    14,000
Projected Adjusted EBITDA         $170,000 - $180,000     $190,000 - $200,000   $(5,000) - $(2,000)   $355,000 - $378,000
(1)   Taxes are calculated on a consolidated basis and are not identifiable by company divisions.
(2)   Projected Other Adjustments include the non-GAAP charges related to the Aaron’s Business restructuring.
Reconciliation of 2017 Projected Outlook for Earnings Per Share
Assuming Dilution to Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution
                                                        Fiscal Year 2017 Range
                                                        Low                                High
Projected Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution          $                2.10              $                2.30
Add Projected Intangible Amortization Expenses1         0.22                               0.22
Add Sum of Other Adjustments2                           0.13                               0.13
Projected Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution $                2.45              $                2.65
(1)   Includes projected intangible amortization related to the acquisition of Progressive Leasing and franchisee
acquisition.
(2)   Projected Other Adjustments include the non-GAAP charges related to the Aaron’s Business restructuring
and estimated one-time charges related to the franchisee acquisition.

View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aarons-inc-reports-second-quarter-2017-results-300495868.htm

SOURCE Aaron’s, Inc.

https://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif?NewsItemId=CL52929&Transmission_Id=201707280715PR_NEWS_USPR_____CL52929&DateId=20170728



Register |  Password |  Feedback |  Copyright |  Usage Agreement |  Privacy Policy |  Advertising |  About Us |  Contact Us |  FAQ 

Past performance is not indicative of future results

StockSelector.com, the StockSelector.com logo, and News Selects are trademarks of StockSelector.com.
Copyright © 1998 - 2018 StockSelector.com. All rights reserved.