Genesco FY2016 Q1
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
 
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the Quarter Ended May 2, 2015
 
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 for the transition period from              to             
Commission File No. 1-3083
 
Genesco Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Tennessee
 
62-0211340
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
Genesco Park, 1415 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, Tennessee
 
37217-2895
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (615) 367-7000
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232-405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer; an accelerated filer; a non-accelerated filer; or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
 
Large accelerated filer
 
x
 
Accelerated filer
o
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
o   (Do not check if smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company
o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.)    Yes  o    No  x
As of May 29, 2015, 24,041,301 shares of the registrant's common stock were outstanding.
 




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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements (unaudited)

Genesco Inc.
and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In Thousands, except share amounts)

Assets
May 2, 2015

 
January 31, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

Current Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
  Cash and cash equivalents
$
89,886

 
$
112,867

 
$
71,882

  Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $4,669 at May 2, 2015,
 
 
 
 
 
$4,191 at January 31, 2015 and $4,276 at May 3, 2014
60,498

 
55,263

 
53,746

  Inventories
636,830

 
598,145

 
587,245

  Deferred income taxes
28,866

 
28,293

 
23,401

  Prepaids and other current assets
57,621

 
53,090

 
59,511

Total current assets
873,701

 
847,658

 
795,785

 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment:
 
 
 
 
 
Land
8,237

 
7,653

 
6,202

Buildings and building equipment
33,061

 
32,872

 
20,536

Computer hardware, software and equipment
165,396

 
164,512

 
136,862

Furniture and fixtures
194,407

 
192,078

 
179,539

Construction in progress
39,134

 
25,587

 
34,815

Improvements to leased property
348,715

 
349,087

 
338,492

Property and equipment, at cost
788,950

 
771,789

 
716,446

Accumulated depreciation
(478,308
)
 
(466,037
)
 
(435,474
)
Property and equipment, net
310,642

 
305,752

 
280,972

Deferred income taxes
31

 
31

 
4,399

Goodwill
298,795

 
296,865

 
290,718

Trademarks, net of accumulated amortization of $5,266 at May 2,
 
 
 
 
 
    2015, $5,054 at January 31, 2015 and $4,485 at May 3, 2014
82,722

 
82,263

 
78,089

Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $24,081 at
 
 
 
 
 
May 2, 2015, $23,389 at January 31, 2015 and $21,436 at
 
 
 
 
 
May 3, 2014
11,003

 
11,585

 
8,357

Other noncurrent assets
39,174

 
38,933

 
24,587

Total Assets
$
1,616,068

 
$
1,583,087

 
$
1,482,907









3


Genesco Inc.
and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In Thousands, except share amounts)

Liabilities and Equity
May 2, 2015

 
January 31, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
  Accounts payable
$
222,893

 
$
176,307

 
$
171,026

  Accrued employee compensation
73,911

 
88,030

 
49,680

  Accrued other taxes
24,972

 
33,965

 
18,295

  Accrued income taxes
8,753

 
12,921

 
8,516

  Current portion – long-term debt
12,000

 
13,152

 
7,489

  Other accrued liabilities
69,327

 
71,036

 
58,223

  Provision for discontinued operations
10,537

 
10,505

 
7,756

Total current liabilities
422,393

 
405,916

 
320,985

Long-term debt
15,750

 
16,003

 
25,600

Pension liability
21,910

 
22,184

 
8,993

Deferred rent and other long-term liabilities
135,127

 
135,953

 
181,067

Provision for discontinued operations
4,230

 
4,254

 
4,765

Total liabilities
599,410

 
584,310

 
541,410

Commitments and contingent liabilities

 

 

Equity:
 
 
 
 
 
Non-redeemable preferred stock
1,266

 
1,274

 
1,299

Common equity:
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock, $1 par value:
 
 
 
 
 
Authorized: 80,000,000 shares
 
 
 
 
 
Issued/Outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
May 2, 2015 – 24,532,405/24,043,941
 
 
 
 
 
January 31, 2015 – 24,515,362/24,026,898
 
 
 
 
 
May 3, 2014 – 24,472,182/23,983,718
24,532

 
24,515

 
24,472

Additional paid-in capital
212,776

 
208,888

 
196,166

Retained earnings
830,441

 
820,563

 
748,506

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(36,218
)
 
(40,576
)
 
(12,940
)
Treasury shares, at cost (488,464 shares)
(17,857
)
 
(17,857
)
 
(17,857
)
Total Genesco equity
1,014,940

 
996,807

 
939,646

Noncontrolling interest – non-redeemable
1,718

 
1,970

 
1,851

Total equity
1,016,658

 
998,777

 
941,497

Total Liabilities and Equity
$
1,616,068

 
$
1,583,087

 
$
1,482,907


The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

4


Genesco Inc.
and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In Thousands, except per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

Net sales
$
660,597

 
$
628,825

Cost of sales
334,264

 
312,881

Selling and administrative expenses
307,433

 
293,337

Asset impairments and other, net
2,646

 
(1,111
)
Earnings from operations
16,254

 
23,718

Interest expense, net:
 
 
 
Interest expense
660

 
733

Interest income
(15
)
 
(32
)
Total interest expense, net
645

 
701

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes
15,609

 
23,017

Income tax expense
5,664

 
8,919

Earnings from continuing operations
9,945

 
14,098

Provision for discontinued operations, net
(67
)
 
(125
)
Net Earnings
$
9,878

 
$
13,973

 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per common share:
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.42

 
$
0.60

Discontinued operations
0.00

 
0.00

     Net earnings
$
0.42

 
$
0.60

Diluted earnings per common share:
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.42

 
$
0.60

Discontinued operations
0.00

 
(0.01
)
    Net earnings
$
0.42

 
$
0.59


The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


5


Genesco Inc.
and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(In Thousands)

 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

Net earnings
$
9,878

 
$
13,973

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
Pension liability adjustments, net of tax of $0.5 million and $0.4 million for the three months ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively
825

 
586

Postretirement liability adjustments, net of tax benefit of $0.3 million for the three months ended May 2, 2015 and $0.0 million for the three months ended May 3, 2014
(434
)
 
18

Foreign currency translation adjustments
3,967

 
3,223

Total other comprehensive income
4,358

 
3,827

Comprehensive income
$
14,236

 
$
17,800


The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


6


Genesco Inc.
and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In Thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
9,878

 
$
13,973

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash
 
 
 
(used in) provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
19,493

 
17,360

Amortization of deferred note expense and debt discount
172

 
173

Deferred income taxes
(1,632
)
 
(1,677
)
Recoveries on accounts receivable
(51
)
 
(187
)
Impairment of long-lived assets
766

 
824

Restricted stock expense
3,491

 
3,230

Provision for discontinued operations
111

 
206

Tax benefit of stock options and restricted stock
(44
)
 
(920
)
Other
130

 
44

Effect on cash from changes in working capital and other
 
 
 
assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
 
 
 
  Accounts receivable
(5,013
)
 
(794
)
  Inventories
(36,622
)
 
(18,489
)
  Prepaids and other current assets
(4,274
)
 
(4,830
)
  Accounts payable
41,192

 
26,445

  Other accrued liabilities
(29,140
)
 
(6,566
)
  Other assets and liabilities
1,052

 
3,374

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities
(491
)
 
32,166

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
  Capital expenditures
(24,400
)
 
(19,810
)
  Proceeds from asset sales
19

 
149

Net cash used in investing activities
(24,381
)
 
(19,661
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
  Payments of long-term debt
(1,762
)
 
(1,456
)
  Borrowings under revolving credit facility

 
28,000

  Payments on revolving credit facility

 
(28,000
)
  Tax benefit of stock options and restricted stock
44

 
920

  Change in overdraft balances
4,693

 
(1,349
)
  Exercise of stock options
365

 
1,507

  Other

 
(33
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
3,340

 
(411
)
Effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations on cash
(1,449
)
 
341

Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents
(22,981
)
 
12,435

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
112,867

 
59,447

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
89,886

 
$
71,882

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:
 
 
 
Net cash paid for:
 
 
 
Interest
$
481

 
$
501

Income taxes
12,570

 
5,822

The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Genesco Inc.
and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity
(In Thousands)

 
Total
Non-Redeemable
Preferred
Stock

 
Common
Stock

 
Additional
Paid-In
Capital

 
Retained
Earnings

 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive Loss

 
Treasury
Shares

 
Non Controlling
Interest
Non-Redeemable

 
Total
Equity

Balance February 1, 2014
$
1,305

 
$
24,408

 
$
190,568

 
$
734,533

 
$
(16,767
)
 
$
(17,857
)
 
$
1,933

 
$
918,123

Net earnings

 

 

 
97,725

 

 

 

 
97,725

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
(23,809
)
 

 

 
(23,809
)
Exercise of stock options

 
69

 
1,749

 

 

 

 

 
1,818

Issue shares – Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 
3

 
188

 

 

 

 

 
191

Employee and non-employee restricted stock

 

 
13,392

 

 

 

 

 
13,392

Restricted stock issuance

 
202

 
(202
)
 

 

 

 

 

Restricted shares withheld for taxes

 
(88
)
 
88

 
(7,125
)
 

 

 

 
(7,125
)
Tax benefit of stock options and restricted stock exercised

 

 
3,061

 

 

 

 

 
3,061

Shares repurchased

 
(65
)
 

 
(4,570
)
 

 

 

 
(4,635
)
Other
(31
)
 
(14
)
 
44

 

 

 

 

 
(1
)
Noncontrolling interest – gain

 

 

 

 

 

 
37

 
37

Balance January 31, 2015
1,274

 
24,515

 
208,888

 
820,563

 
(40,576
)
 
(17,857
)
 
1,970

 
998,777

Net earnings

 

 

 
9,878

 

 

 

 
9,878

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 
4,358

 

 

 
4,358

Exercise of stock options

 
10

 
355

 

 

 

 

 
365

Employee and non-employee restricted stock

 

 
3,491

 

 

 

 

 
3,491

Restricted stock issuance

 
7

 
(7
)
 

 

 

 

 

Tax benefit of stock options and
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
restricted stock exercised

 

 
41

 

 

 

 

 
41

Other
(8
)
 

 
8

 

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interest – loss

 

 

 

 

 

 
(252
)
 
(252
)
Balance May 2, 2015
$
1,266

 
$
24,532

 
$
212,776

 
$
830,441

 
$
(36,218
)
 
$
(17,857
)
 
$
1,718

 
$
1,016,658


The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Interim Statements
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes contained in this report are unaudited but reflect all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods of the fiscal year ending January 30, 2016 ("Fiscal 2016") and of the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015 ("Fiscal 2015"). The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. The interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in Genesco Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Nature of Operations
Genesco Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") business includes the design and sourcing, marketing and distribution of footwear and accessories through retail stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada primarily under the Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Underground by Journeys and Johnston & Murphy banners and under the Schuh banner in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland; through e-commerce websites including journeys.com, journeyskidz.com, shibyjourneys.com, schuh.co.uk, johnstonmurphy.com and trask.com and catalogs, and at wholesale, primarily under the Company's Johnston & Murphy brand, the Trask brand, the licensed Dockers brand and other brands that the Company licenses for footwear, and the Company's SureGrip® line of slip-resistant, occupational footwear. The Company's business also includes Lids Sports Group, which operates headwear and accessory stores in the U.S. and Canada primarily under the Lids banner; the Lids Locker Room and Lids Clubhouse businesses, consisting of sports-oriented fan shops featuring a broad array of licensed merchandise such as apparel, hats and accessories, sports decor and novelty products, operating under various trade names; licensed team merchandise departments in Macy's department stores operated under the name of Locker Room by Lids and on macys.com, under a license agreement with Macy's; certain e-commerce operations including lids.com, lids.ca, lidslockerroom.com and lidsclubhouse.com; and an athletic team dealer business operating as Lids Team Sports. Including both the footwear businesses and the Lids Sports Group business, at May 2, 2015, the Company operated 2,805 retail stores and leased departments in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
During the three months ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, the Company operated five reportable business segments (not including corporate): (i) Journeys Group, comprised of the Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys and Underground by Journeys retail footwear chains, e-commerce operations and catalog; (ii) Schuh Group, comprised of the Schuh retail footwear chain and e-commerce operations; (iii) Lids Sports Group, comprised as described in the preceding paragraph; (iv) Johnston & Murphy Group, comprised of Johnston & Murphy retail operations, e-commerce and catalog operations and wholesale distribution of products under the Johnston & Murphy and Trask brands; and (v) Licensed Brands, comprised of Dockers® Footwear, sourced and marketed under a license from Levi Strauss & Company; SureGrip®Footwear, occupational footwear primarily sold directly to consumers; and other brands.  





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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Principles of Consolidation
All subsidiaries are consolidated in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. All significant intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated.

Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Significant areas requiring management estimates or judgments include the following key financial areas:

Inventory Valuation
The Company values its inventories at the lower of cost or market.

In its footwear wholesale operations, its Schuh Group segment and its Lids Sports Group wholesale operations, except for the Anaconda Sports wholesale division, cost is determined using the first-in, first-out method. Market value is determined using a system of analysis which evaluates inventory at the stock number level based on factors such as inventory turn, average selling price, inventory level, and selling prices reflected in future orders. The Company provides reserves when the inventory has not been marked down to market value based on current selling prices or when the inventory is not turning and is not expected to turn at levels satisfactory to the Company.

The Lids Sports Group retail segment and its Anaconda Sports wholesale division employ the moving average cost method for valuing inventories and apply freight using an allocation method.
The Company provides a valuation allowance for slow-moving inventory based on negative margins and estimated shrink based on historical experience and specific analysis, where appropriate.

In its retail operations, other than the Schuh Group and Lids Sports Group retail segments, the Company employs the retail inventory method, applying average cost-to-retail ratios to the retail value of inventories. Under the retail inventory method, valuing inventory at the lower of cost or market is achieved as markdowns are taken or accrued as a reduction of the retail value of inventories.

Inherent in the retail inventory method are subjective judgments and estimates, including merchandise mark-on, markups, markdowns, and shrinkage. These judgments and estimates, coupled with the fact that the retail inventory method is an averaging process, could produce a range of cost figures. To reduce the risk of inaccuracy and to ensure consistent presentation, the Company employs the retail inventory method in multiple subclasses of inventory with similar gross margins, and analyzes markdown requirements at the stock number level based on factors such as inventory turn, average selling price, and inventory age. In addition, the Company accrues



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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

markdowns as necessary. These additional markdown accruals reflect all of the above factors as well as current agreements to return products to vendors and vendor agreements to provide
markdown support. In addition to markdown provisions, the Company maintains provisions for shrinkage and damaged goods based on historical rates.

Inherent in the analysis of both wholesale and retail inventory valuation are subjective judgments about current market conditions, fashion trends, and overall economic conditions. Failure to make appropriate conclusions regarding these factors may result in an overstatement or understatement of inventory value.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
The Company periodically assesses the realizability of its long-lived assets, other than goodwill, and evaluates such assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Asset impairment is determined to exist if estimated future cash flows, undiscounted and without interest charges, are less than the carrying amount. Inherent in the analysis of impairment are subjective judgments about future cash flows. Failure to make appropriate conclusions regarding these judgments may result in an overstatement or understatement of the value of long-lived assets. See also Notes 3 and 5.
The goodwill impairment test involves performing a qualitative assessment, on a reporting unit level, based on current circumstances. If the results of the qualitative assessment indicate that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is greater than its carrying amount, a two-step impairment test will not be performed. However, if the results of the qualitative assessment indicate that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then a two-step impairment test is performed. Alternatively, the Company may elect to bypass the qualitative assessment and proceed directly to the two-step impairment test, on a reporting unit level basis. The first step is a comparison of the fair value and carrying value of the business unit with which the goodwill is associated. The Company estimates fair value using the best information available, and computes the fair value derived by an income approach utilizing discounted cash flow projections. The income approach uses a projection of a reporting unit’s estimated operating results and cash flows that is discounted using a weighted-average cost of capital that reflects current market conditions. A key assumption in the Company’s fair value estimate is the weighted average cost of capital utilized for discounting its cash flow projections in its income approach. The Company believes the rate it used in its latest annual test, which was completed in the prior year fourth quarter, was consistent with the risks inherent in its business and with industry discount rates. The projection uses management’s best estimates of economic and market conditions over the projected period including growth rates in sales, costs, estimates of future expected changes in operating margins and cash expenditures.
Other significant estimates and assumptions include terminal value growth rates, future estimates of capital expenditures and changes in future working capital requirements.





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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

If the carrying value of the reporting unit is higher than its fair value, there is an indication that impairment may exist and the second step must be performed to measure the amount of impairment loss. The amount of impairment is determined by comparing the implied fair value of reporting
unit goodwill to the carrying value of the goodwill in the same manner as if the reporting unit was being acquired in a business combination. Specifically, the Company would allocate the fair value of the reporting unit to all of the assets and liabilities of the reporting unit, including any unrecognized intangible assets, in a hypothetical analysis that would calculate the implied fair value of goodwill. If the implied fair value of goodwill is less than the recorded goodwill, the Company would record an impairment charge for the difference.

Environmental and Other Contingencies
The Company is subject to certain loss contingencies related to environmental proceedings and other legal matters. The Company has made pretax accruals for certain of these contingencies, including approximately $0.1 million and $0.2 million for the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively. These charges are included in provision for discontinued operations, net in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations because they relate to former facilities operated by the Company. The Company monitors these matters on an ongoing basis and, on a quarterly basis, management reviews the Company’s reserves and accruals, adjusting provisions as management deems necessary in view of changes in available information. Changes in estimates of liability are reported in the periods when they occur. Consequently, management believes that its reserve in relation to each proceeding is a best estimate of probable loss connected to the proceeding, or in cases in which no best estimate is possible, the minimum amount in the range of estimated losses, based upon its analysis of the facts and circumstances as of the close of the most recent fiscal quarter. However, because of uncertainties and risks inherent in litigation generally and in environmental proceedings in particular, there can be no assurance that future developments will not require additional reserves, that some or all reserves will be adequate or that the amounts of any such additional reserves or any such inadequacy will not have a material adverse effect upon the Company’s financial condition, cash flows, or results of operations. See also Notes 3 and 8.

Revenue Recognition
Retail sales are recorded at the point of sale and are net of estimated returns and exclude sales and value added taxes. Catalog and internet sales are recorded at estimated time of delivery to the customer and are net of estimated returns and exclude sales and value added taxes. Wholesale revenue is recorded net of estimated returns and allowances for markdowns, damages and miscellaneous claims when the related goods have been shipped and legal title has passed to the customer. Shipping and handling costs charged to customers are included in net sales. Estimated returns are based on historical returns and claims. Historically, actual amounts of markdowns have not differed materially from estimates. Actual returns and claims in any future period may differ from historical experience.






12

Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Income Taxes
As part of the process of preparing the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, the Company is required to estimate its income taxes in each of the tax jurisdictions in which it operates. This process involves estimating current tax obligations together with assessing temporary differences resulting from differing treatment of certain items for tax and accounting purposes, such as depreciation of property and equipment and valuation of inventories. These temporary differences result in deferred tax assets and liabilities, which are included within the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company then assesses the likelihood that its deferred tax assets will be recovered from future taxable income or other sources. Actual results could differ from this assessment if adequate taxable income is not generated in future periods. To the extent the Company believes that recovery of an asset is at risk, valuation allowances are established. To the extent valuation allowances are established or increased in a period, the Company includes an expense within the tax provision in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. These deferred tax valuation allowances may be released in future years when management considers that it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will be realized. In making such a determination, management will need to periodically evaluate whether or not all available evidence, such as future taxable income and reversal of temporary differences, tax planning strategies, and recent results of operations, provides sufficient positive evidence to offset any potential negative evidence that may exist at such time. In the event the deferred tax valuation allowance is released, the Company would record an income tax benefit for the portion or all of the deferred tax valuation allowance released. At May 2, 2015, the Company had a deferred tax valuation allowance of $4.5 million.

Income tax reserves for uncertain tax positions are determined using the methodology required by the Income Tax Topic of the Accounting Standards Codification ("Codification"). This methodology requires companies to assess each income tax position taken using a two step process. A determination is first made as to whether it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained, based upon the technical merits, upon examination by the taxing authorities. If the tax position is expected to meet the more likely than not criteria, the benefit recorded for the tax position equals the largest amount that is greater than 50% likely to be realized upon ultimate settlement of the respective tax position. Uncertain tax positions require determinations and estimated liabilities to be made based on provisions of the tax law which may be subject to change or varying interpretation. If the Company’s determinations and estimates prove to be inaccurate, the resulting adjustments could be material to its future financial results.

The Company recorded an effective income tax rate of 36.3% in the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 compared to 38.7% for the same period last year. The lower tax rate in Fiscal 2016 reflects expectations of increased earnings in lower tax jurisdictions driven by expectations of increased earnings at Schuh due to no contingent bonus accruals and reduced deferred purchase price expense this year versus last year.





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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Postretirement Benefits Plan Accounting
Full-time employees who had at least 1000 hours of service in calendar year 2004, except employees in the Lids Sports Group and Schuh Group segments, are covered by a defined benefit pension plan. The Company froze the defined benefit pension plan effective January 1, 2005. The Company also provides certain former employees with medical and life insurance benefits. The Company funds at least the minimum amount required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

As required by the Compensation – Retirement Benefits Topic of the Codification, the Company is required to recognize the overfunded or underfunded status of postretirement benefit plans as an asset or liability in its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and to recognize changes in that funded status in accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, in the year in which the changes occur.

The Company recognizes pension expense on an accrual basis over employees’ approximate service periods. The calculation of pension expense and the corresponding liability requires the use of a number of critical assumptions, including the expected long-term rate of return on plan assets and the assumed discount rate, as well as the recognition of actuarial gains and losses. Changes in these assumptions can result in different expense and liability amounts, and future actual experience can differ from these assumptions.

The Company utilizes a calculated value of assets, which is an averaging method that recognizes changes in the fair values of assets over a period of five years. Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States require that the Company recognize a portion of these losses when they exceed a calculated threshold. These losses might be recognized as a component of pension expense in future years and would be amortized over the average future service of employees, which is currently approximately six years.


Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company had total available cash and cash equivalents of $89.9 million, $112.9 million and $71.9 million as of May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively, of which approximately $4.2 million, $25.2 million and $17.6 million was held by the Company's foreign subsidiaries as of May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively. The Company's strategic plan does not require the repatriation of foreign cash in order to fund its operations in the U.S., and it is the Company's current intention to permanently reinvest its foreign cash and cash equivalents outside of the U.S. If the Company were to repatriate foreign cash to the U.S., it would be required to accrue and pay U.S. taxes in accordance with applicable U.S. tax rules and regulations as a result of the repatriation. There were no cash equivalents included in cash and cash equivalents at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014. Cash equivalents are highly-liquid financial instruments having an original maturity of three months or less.
At May 2, 2015, substantially all of the Company’s domestic cash was invested in deposit accounts at FDIC-insured banks. The majority of payments due from banks for domestic customer credit


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and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued
card transactions process within 24 - 48 hours and are accordingly classified as cash and cash equivalents in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

At May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014, outstanding checks drawn on zero-balance accounts at certain domestic banks exceeded book cash balances at those banks by approximately $50.3 million, $45.6 million and $40.8 million, respectively. These amounts are included in accounts payable in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Concentration of Credit Risk and Allowances on Accounts Receivable
The Company’s footwear wholesale businesses sell primarily to independent retailers and department stores across the United States. Receivables arising from these sales are not collateralized. Customer credit risk is affected by conditions or occurrences within the economy and the retail industry as well as by customer specific factors. The Company’s Lids Team Sports wholesale business sells primarily to colleges and high school athletic teams and their fan bases. Including both footwear wholesale and Lids Team Sports wholesale business receivables, one customer accounted for 7% and two customers each accounted for 6% of the Company’s total trade receivables balance, while no other customer accounted for more than 5% of the Company’s total trade receivables balance as of May 2, 2015.

The Company establishes an allowance for doubtful accounts based upon factors surrounding the credit risk of specific customers, historical trends and other information, as well as customer-specific factors. The Company also establishes allowances for sales returns, customer deductions and co-op advertising based on specific circumstances, historical trends and projected probable outcomes.

Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are recorded at cost and depreciated or amortized over the estimated useful life of related assets. Depreciation and amortization expense are computed principally by the straight-line method over the following estimated useful lives:

Buildings and building equipment
20-45 years
Computer hardware, software and equipment
3-10 years
Furniture and fixtures
10 years

Depreciation expense related to property and equipment was approximately $18.8 million and $16.6 million for the three months ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively.

Leases
Leasehold improvements and properties under capital leases are amortized on the straight-line method over the shorter of their useful lives or their related lease terms and the charge to earnings is included in selling and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.





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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Certain leases include rent increases during the initial lease term. For these leases, the Company recognizes the related rental expense on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease (which
includes any rent holidays and the pre-opening period of construction, renovation, fixturing and merchandise placement) and records the difference between the amounts charged to operations and amounts paid as deferred rent.

The Company occasionally receives reimbursements from landlords to be used towards construction of the store the Company intends to lease. Leasehold improvements are recorded at their gross costs including items reimbursed by landlords. The reimbursements are amortized as a reduction
of rent expense over the initial lease term. Tenant allowances of $23.2 million, $23.5 million and $23.8 million at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively, and deferred rent of $46.0 million, $45.0 million and $42.9 million at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively, are included in deferred rent and other long-term liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Acquisition
Acquisitions are accounted for using the Business Combinations Topic of the Codification. The total purchase price is allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values at acquisition.

Goodwill and Other Intangibles
Under the provisions of the Intangibles – Goodwill and Other Topic of the Codification, goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite lives are not amortized, but are tested at least annually for impairment. The Company will update the tests between annual tests if events or circumstances occur that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of the business unit with which the goodwill is associated below its carrying amount. It is also required that intangible assets with finite lives be amortized over their respective lives to their estimated residual values and reviewed for impairment in accordance with the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the Codification.

Intangible assets of the Company with indefinite lives are primarily goodwill and identifiable trademarks, net of amortization, acquired in connection with the acquisition of Schuh Group Ltd. in June 2011 and Hat World Corporation in April 2004 and various other small acquisitions. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets include goodwill of $200.7 million for the Lids Sports Group, $97.3 million for the Schuh Group and $0.8 million for Licensed Brands at May 2, 2015, $200.1 million for the Lids Sports Group, $96.0 million for the Schuh Group and $0.8 million for Licensed Brands at January 31, 2015 and $182.5 million for the Lids Sports Group, $107.4 million for the Schuh Group and $0.8 million for Licensed Brands at May 3, 2014. The Company tests for impairment of intangible assets with an indefinite life, relying on a number of factors including operating results, business plans, projected future cash flows and observable market data. The impairment test for identifiable assets not subject to amortization consists of a comparison of the fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying amount. The Company has not had an impairment charge for intangible assets.




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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

In connection with acquisitions, the Company records goodwill on its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. This asset is not amortized but is subject to an impairment assessment at least annually, based on projected future cash flows from the acquired business discounted at a rate commensurate with the risk the Company considers to be inherent in its current business model. The Company performs the impairment test annually as of the close of its fiscal year, or more frequently if events or circumstances indicate that the value of the asset might be impaired.

As a result of the various acquisitions comprising the Lids Team Sports team dealer business, the Company carries goodwill related to such acquisitions at a value of $18.0 million on its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets related to such acquisitions. The Company found that the result of its annual impairment test, which valued the business at approximately $2.2 million in excess of its carrying value, indicated no impairment at that time. The Company may determine in future impairment tests that some or all of the carrying value of the goodwill may not be recoverable. Such a finding would require a write-off of the amount of the carrying value that is impaired, which would reduce the Company's profitability in the period of the impairment charge. Holding all other assumptions constant as of the measurement date, the Company noted that an increase in the weighted average cost of capital of 100 basis points would reduce the fair value of the Lids Team Sports business by $7.5 million. Furthermore, the Company noted that a decrease in projected annual revenue growth by one percent would reduce the fair value of the Lids Team Sports business by $0.5 million. However, if other assumptions do not remain constant, the fair value of the Lids Team Sports business may decrease by a greater amount.

Identifiable intangible assets of the Company with finite lives are trademarks, customer lists, in-place leases, non-compete agreements and a vendor contract. They are subject to amortization based upon their estimated useful lives. Finite-lived intangible assets are evaluated for impairment using a process similar to that used to evaluate other definite-lived long-lived assets, a comparison of the fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying amount. An impairment loss is recognized for the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value of the asset.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The carrying amounts and fair values of the Company’s financial instruments at May 2, 2015 and January 31, 2015 are:

Fair Values
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In thousands
May 2, 2015
 
January 31, 2015
 
Carrying
Amount
 
Fair
Value
 
Carrying
Amount
 
Fair
Value
U.S. Revolver Borrowings
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

UK Term Loans
27,750

 
28,138

 
29,155

 
29,126


Debt fair values were estimated using a discounted cash flow analysis based on current market interest rates for similar types of financial instruments and would be classified in Level 2 as defined in Note 5.

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and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Carrying amounts reported on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for cash, cash equivalents, receivables and accounts payable approximate fair value due to the short-term maturity of these instruments.

Cost of Sales
For the Company’s retail operations, the cost of sales includes actual product cost, the cost of transportation to the Company’s warehouses from suppliers and the cost of transportation from the Company’s warehouses to the stores. Additionally, the cost of its distribution facilities allocated to its retail operations is included in cost of sales.

For the Company’s wholesale operations, the cost of sales includes the actual product cost and the cost of transportation to the Company’s warehouses from suppliers.

Selling and Administrative Expenses
Selling and administrative expenses include all operating costs of the Company excluding (i) those related to the transportation of products from the supplier to the warehouse, (ii) for its retail operations, those related to the transportation of products from the warehouse to the store and (iii)
costs of its distribution facilities which are allocated to its retail operations. Wholesale costs of distribution are included in selling and administrative expenses on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the amounts of $2.4 million and $2.3 million for the first quarters of Fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively.

EVA Incentive Plan
Under the Company's EVA Incentive Plan, bonus awards in excess of a specified cap in any one year are retained and paid over three subsequent years, subject to reduction or elimination by deteriorating financial performance and historically were subject to forfeiture if the participant voluntarily resigns from employment with the Company. As a result, the bonus awards were subject to service conditions that resulted in recognition of expense over the period of service by the respective employee. During the first quarter of Fiscal 2015, the Company amended the plan to remove the future service requirement for the payment of the retained bonuses. As a result, the bonus expense that would have been deferred under the previous plan terms is now recognized in the first year of service. The Company recorded a $5.7 million charge to earnings in the first quarter of Fiscal 2015 in connection with the amendment related to bonus amounts previously deferred to future years.

Gift Cards
The Company has a gift card program that began in calendar year 1999 for its Lids Sports operations and calendar year 2000 for its footwear operations. The gift cards issued to date do not expire. As such, the Company recognizes income when: (i) the gift card is redeemed by the customer; or (ii) the likelihood of the gift card being redeemed by the customer for the purchase of goods in the future is remote and there are no related escheat laws (referred to as “breakage”). The gift card
breakage rate is based upon historical redemption patterns and income is recognized for unredeemed gift cards in proportion to those historical redemption patterns.



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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Gift card breakage is recognized in revenues each period for which financial statements are updated. Gift card breakage recognized as revenue was $0.2 million for each of the first quarters of Fiscal 2016 and 2015. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets include an accrued liability for gift cards of $14.7 million, $15.8 million and $13.1 million at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively.

Buying, Merchandising and Occupancy Costs
The Company records buying, merchandising and occupancy costs in selling and administrative expense on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Because the Company does not include these costs in cost of sales, the Company’s gross margin may not be comparable to other retailers that include these costs in the calculation of gross margin. Retail store occupancy costs recorded in selling and administrative expense were $105.9 million and $100.8 million for the first quarters of Fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Shipping and Handling Costs
Shipping and handling costs related to inventory purchased from suppliers are included in the cost of inventory and are charged to cost of sales in the period that the inventory is sold. All other shipping and handling costs are charged to cost of sales in the period incurred except for wholesale and unallocated retail costs of distribution, which are included in selling and administrative expenses on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Preopening Costs
Costs associated with the opening of new stores are expensed as incurred, and are included in selling and administrative expenses on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Store Closings and Exit Costs
From time to time, the Company makes strategic decisions to close stores or exit locations or activities. Under the provisions of the new Property, Plant, and Equipment Topic of the Codification, which the Company adopted in the first quarter of Fiscal 2015, the definition of a discontinued operation was amended. A discontinued operation may include a component of an entity or a group of components of an entity that represent a strategic shift that has or will have a major effect on an entity's operation or financial results. If stores or operating activities to be closed or exited constitute
a component or group of components that represent a strategic shift in the Company's operations, these closures will be considered discontinued operations. The results of operations of discontinued operations are presented retroactively, net of tax, as a separate component on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. In each of the years presented, no store closings have met the discontinued operations criteria.

Assets related to planned store closures or other exit activities are reflected as assets held for sale and recorded at the lower of carrying value or fair value less costs to sell when the required criteria, as defined by the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the Codification, are satisfied. Depreciation ceases on the date that the held for sale criteria are met.



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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Assets related to planned store closures or other exit activities that do not meet the criteria to be classified as held for sale are evaluated for impairment in accordance with the Company’s normal impairment policy, but with consideration given to revised estimates of future cash flows. In any event, the remaining depreciable useful lives are evaluated and adjusted as necessary.

Exit costs related to anticipated lease termination costs, severance benefits and other expected charges are accrued for and recognized in accordance with the Exit or Disposal Cost Obligations Topic of the Codification.

Advertising Costs
Advertising costs are predominantly expensed as incurred. Advertising costs were $17.2 million and $14.8 million for the first quarters of Fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively. Direct response advertising costs for catalogs are capitalized in accordance with the Other Assets and Deferred Costs Topic for Capitalized Advertising Costs of the Codification. Such costs are amortized over the estimated future period as revenues are realized from such advertising, not to exceed six months. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets include prepaid assets for direct response advertising costs of $2.0 million, $2.3 million and $2.1 million at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively.

Consideration to Resellers
In its wholesale businesses, the Company does not have any written buy-down programs with retailers, but the Company has provided certain retailers with markdown allowances for obsolete and slow moving products that are in the retailer’s inventory. The Company estimates these allowances and provides for them as reductions to revenues at the time revenues are recorded. Markdowns are negotiated with retailers and changes are made to the estimates as agreements are reached. Actual amounts for markdowns have not differed materially from estimates.

Cooperative Advertising
Cooperative advertising funds are made available to most of the Company’s wholesale footwear customers. In order for retailers to receive reimbursement under such programs, the retailer must meet specified advertising guidelines and provide appropriate documentation of expenses to be reimbursed. The Company’s cooperative advertising agreements require that wholesale customers present documentation or other evidence of specific advertisements or display materials used for the Company’s products by submitting the actual print advertisements presented in catalogs,
newspaper inserts or other advertising circulars, or by permitting physical inspection of displays. Additionally, the Company’s cooperative advertising agreements require that the amount of reimbursement requested for such advertising or materials be supported by invoices or other evidence of the actual costs incurred by the retailer. The Company accounts for these cooperative advertising costs as selling and administrative expenses, in accordance with the Revenue Recognition Topic for Customer Payments and Incentives of the Codification.






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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Cooperative advertising costs recognized in selling and administrative expenses on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations were $1.0 million for each of the first quarters of Fiscal 2016 and 2015. During the first three months of Fiscal 2016 and 2015, the Company’s cooperative
advertising reimbursements paid did not exceed the fair value of the benefits received under those agreements.

Vendor Allowances
From time to time, the Company negotiates allowances from its vendors for markdowns taken or expected to be taken. These markdowns are typically negotiated on specific merchandise and for specific amounts. These specific allowances are recognized as a reduction in cost of sales in the
period in which the markdowns are taken. Markdown allowances not attached to specific inventory on hand or already sold are applied to concurrent or future purchases from each respective vendor.

The Company receives support from some of its vendors in the form of reimbursements for cooperative advertising and catalog costs for the launch and promotion of certain products. The reimbursements are agreed upon with vendors and represent specific, incremental, identifiable costs incurred by the Company in selling the vendor’s specific products. Such costs and the related reimbursements are accumulated and monitored on an individual vendor basis, pursuant to the respective cooperative advertising agreements with vendors. Such cooperative advertising
reimbursements are recorded as a reduction of selling and administrative expenses in the same period in which the associated expense is incurred. If the amount of cash consideration received exceeds the costs being reimbursed, such excess amount would be recorded as a reduction of cost of sales.

Vendor reimbursements of cooperative advertising costs recognized as a reduction of selling and administrative expenses were $1.1 million and $0.6 million for the first quarters of Fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively. During the first three months of Fiscal 2016 and 2015, the Company’s cooperative advertising reimbursements received were not in excess of the costs incurred.

Earnings Per Common Share
Basic earnings per share excludes dilution and is computed by dividing income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities to issue common stock were exercised or converted to common stock (see Note 7).

Foreign Currency Translation
The functional currency of the Company's foreign operations is the applicable local currency. The translation of the applicable foreign currency into U.S. dollars is performed for balance sheet accounts using current exchange rates in effect at the balance sheet date. Income and expense accounts are translated at monthly average exchange rates. The unearned gains and losses resulting from such translation are included as a separate component of accumulated other comprehensive loss within shareholders' equity. Gains and losses from certain foreign currency transactions are reported as an item of income and resulted in a net loss of $0.1 million for the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 and a net gain of $(0.2) million for the first quarter of Fiscal 2015.


21

Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Share-Based Compensation
The Company has share-based compensation covering certain members of management and non-employee directors. The Company recognizes compensation expense for share-based payments based on the fair value of the awards as required by the Compensation - Stock Compensation Topic of the Codification. The Company has not granted any stock options since the first quarter of Fiscal 2008.

The fair value of employee restricted stock is determined based on the closing price of the Company's stock on the date of grant. The benefits of tax deductions in excess of recognized compensation expense are reported as a financing cash flow.

Other Comprehensive Income
The Comprehensive Income Topic of the Codification requires, among other things, the Company’s pension liability adjustment, postretirement liability adjustment and foreign currency translation adjustments to be included in other comprehensive income net of tax. Accumulated other comprehensive loss at May 2, 2015 consisted of $22.0 million of cumulative pension liability adjustments, net of tax, a cumulative post-retirement liability adjustment of $1.9 million, net of tax, and a cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment of $12.3 million.

The following table summarizes the components of accumulated other comprehensive income for the three months ended May 2, 2015:

 
 
Foreign Currency Translation
Unrecognized Pension/Postretirement Benefit Costs
Total Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
Balance January 31, 2015
 
$
(16,247
)
$
(24,329
)
$
(40,576
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications:
 
 
 
 
  Foreign currency translation adjustment
 
2,816


2,816

  Gain on intra-entity foreign currency transactions
 
 
 
 
    (long-term investment nature)
 
1,151


1,151

  Net actuarial loss
 

(762
)
(762
)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI:
 
 
 
 
  Amortization of net actuarial loss (1)
 

1,405

1,405

Income tax expense
 

252

252

Current period other comprehensive income, net of tax
 
3,967

391

4,358

Balance May 2, 2015
 
$
(12,280
)
$
(23,938
)
$
(36,218
)

(1) Amount is included in net periodic benefit cost, which is recorded in selling and administrative expense on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.



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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)




Note 1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Continued

Business Segments
The Segment Reporting Topic of the Codification requires that companies disclose “operating segments” based on the way management disaggregates the Company’s operations for making internal operating decisions (see Note 9).

New Accounting Principles
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)". ASU No. 2014-09 amends the guidance for revenue recognition to replace numerous, industry-specific requirements and merges areas under this topic with those of the International Financial Reporting Standards. The ASU implements a five-step process for customer contract revenue recognition that focuses on transfer of control, as opposed to transfer of risk and rewards. The amendment also requires enhanced disclosures regarding the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenues and cash flows from contracts with customers. ASU 2014-09 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2016, however, the FASB proposed a one-year deferral. The amendment is to be applied either retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented or with the cumulative effect recognized at the date of initial adoption as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings (or other appropriate components of equity or net assets on the balance sheet). Early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact the adoption of ASU 2014-09 will have on its Consolidated Financial Statements and related disclosures, including which transition method will be adopted.



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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 2
Intangible Assets

Other intangibles by major classes were as follows:

 
Leases
 
Customer Lists
 
Other*
 
Total
(In Thousands)
May 2, 2015

Jan. 31, 2015

 
May 2, 2015

Jan. 31, 2015

 
May 2, 2015

Jan. 31, 2015

 
May 2, 2015

Jan. 31, 2015

Gross other intangibles
$
13,665

$
13,616

 
$
18,267

$
18,244

 
$
3,152

$
3,114

 
$
35,084

$
34,974

Accumulated amortization
(12,450
)
(12,301
)
 
(9,879
)
(9,424
)
 
(1,752
)
(1,664
)
 
(24,081
)
(23,389
)
Net Other Intangibles
$
1,215

$
1,315

 
$
8,388

$
8,820

 
$
1,400

$
1,450

 
$
11,003

$
11,585


*Includes non-compete agreements, vendor contract and backlog.

The amortization of intangibles, including trademarks, was $0.7 million for each of the first quarters of Fiscal 2016 and 2015. The amortization of intangibles, including trademarks, is expected to be $2.9 million, $2.4 million, $1.8 million, $1.5 million and $0.7 million for Fiscal 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, respectively.

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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 3
Asset Impairments and Other Charges and Discontinued Operations

Asset Impairments and Other Charges

In accordance with Company policy, assets (other than goodwill and intangibles) are determined to be impaired when the revised estimated future cash flows are insufficient to recover the carrying costs. Impairment charges represent the excess of the carrying value over the fair value of those assets.

Asset impairment charges are reflected as a reduction of the net carrying value of property and equipment in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, and in asset impairments and other, net in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

The Company recorded pretax charges of $2.6 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2016, including a $1.8 million charge for network intrusion expenses, a $0.8 million charge for retail store asset impairments and $0.1 million for other legal matters.

The Company recorded a pretax gain of $(1.1) million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2015, including a $(3.2) million gain on a lease termination of a Lids store, partially offset by a $1.2 million charge for network intrusion expenses and a $0.8 million charge for retail store asset impairments.

Discontinued Operations

Accrued Provision for Discontinued Operations
 
In thousands
Facility
Shutdown
Costs

Balance February 1, 2014
$
11,375

Additional provision Fiscal 2015
2,711

Charges and adjustments, net
673

Balance January 31, 2015
14,759

Additional provision Fiscal 2016
111

Charges and adjustments, net
(103
)
Balance May 2, 2015*
14,767

Current provision for discontinued operations
10,537

Total Noncurrent Provision for Discontinued Operations    
$
4,230


*Includes a $14.1 million environmental provision, including $10.5 million in current provision for discontinued operations.

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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 4
Inventories
            
In thousands
May 2, 2015

 
January 31, 2015

Raw materials
$
36,359

 
$
32,941

Wholesale finished goods
49,171

 
65,785

Retail merchandise
551,300

 
499,419

Total Inventories
$
636,830

 
$
598,145



Note 5
Fair Value

The Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic of the Codification defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. This Topic defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (i.e., an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. It also establishes a fair value hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. The standard describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

Level 1 - Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2 - Observable inputs other than Level 1 prices such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

A financial asset or liability’s classification within the hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.


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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 5
Fair Value, Continued

The following table presents the Company’s assets (which excludes the Company's pension plan assets) and liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis as of May 2, 2015 aggregated by the level in the fair value hierarchy within which those measurements fall (in thousands):
 
Long-Lived Assets
Held and Used

 
Level 1

 
Level 2

 
Level 3

 
Total
Losses

Measured as of May 2, 2015
$
67

 
$

 
$

 
$
67

 
$
766


In accordance with the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the Codification, the Company recorded $0.8 million of impairment charges as a result of the fair value measurement of its long-lived assets held and used on a nonrecurring basis during the three months ended May 2, 2015, respectively. These charges are reflected in asset impairments and other, net on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

The Company used a discounted cash flow model to estimate the fair value of these long-lived assets. Discount rate and growth rate assumptions are derived from current economic conditions, expectations of management and projected trends of current operating results. As a result, the Company has determined that the majority of the inputs used to value its long-lived assets held and used are unobservable inputs that fall within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.


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and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)



Note 6
Defined Benefit Pension Plans and Other Benefit Plans


Components of Net Periodic Benefit Cost
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension Benefits
 
Other Benefits
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
In thousands
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

Service cost
$
113

 
$
112

 
$
210

 
$
136

Interest cost
1,078

 
1,175

 
61

 
61

Expected return on plan assets
(1,449
)
 
(1,518
)
 

 

Amortization:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Losses
1,357

 
966

 
48

 
29

Net amortization
1,357

 
966

 
48

 
29

Net Periodic Benefit Cost
$
1,099

 
$
735

 
$
319

 
$
226


There is no cash contribution required for the pension plan in 2015.


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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 7
Earnings Per Share


For the Three Months Ended

For the Three Months Ended

May 2, 2015

May 3, 2014
(In thousands, except
     per share amounts)
Income
(Numerator)

Shares
(Denominator)

Per Share
Amount

Income
(Numerator)

Shares
(Denominator)

Per Share
Amount












Earnings from continuing operations
$
9,945






$
14,098

















Less: Preferred stock dividends























Basic EPS from continuing operations











Income available to











common shareholders
9,945


23,550


$
0.42


14,098


23,369


$
0.60













Effect of Dilutive Securities from
continuing operations











Dilutive share-based awards


180






277



Employees' preferred stock(1)


45






46















Diluted EPS from continuing operations











Income available to common











shareholders plus assumed











conversions
$
9,945


23,775


$
0.42


$
14,098


23,692


$
0.60


(1)
The Company's Employees' Subordinated Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible one for one to the Company's common stock. Because no dividends are paid on this stock, these shares are assumed to be converted in the diluted earnings per share calculations for the first quarters ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014.


The Company did not repurchase any shares of common stock during the three months ended May 2, 2015 or May 3, 2014. The Company repurchased 64,709 shares of common stock during Fiscal 2015 for $4.6 million. The Company has $60.9 million remaining under its current $75.0 million share repurchase authorization.












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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 8
Legal Proceedings

Environmental Matters
New York State Environmental Matters
In August 1997, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) and the Company entered into a consent order whereby the Company assumed responsibility for conducting a remedial investigation and feasibility study (“RIFS”) and implementing an interim remedial measure (“IRM”) with regard to the site of a knitting mill operated by a former subsidiary of the Company from 1965 to 1969. The Company undertook the IRM and RIFS voluntarily, without admitting liability or accepting responsibility for any future remediation of the site. The Company has completed the IRM and the RIFS. In the course of preparing the RIFS, the Company identified remedial alternatives with estimated undiscounted costs ranging from $0.0 million to $24.0 million, excluding amounts previously expended or provided for by the Company. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), which has assumed primary regulatory responsibility for the site from NYSDEC, issued a Record of Decision (the "2007 ROD") in September 2007. The 2007 ROD requires a remedy of a combination of groundwater extraction and treatment and in-situ chemical oxidation at an estimated present cost of approximately $10.7 million.

In July 2009, the Company agreed to a Consent Order with the EPA requiring the Company to perform certain remediation actions, operations, maintenance and monitoring at the site. In September 2009, a Consent Judgment embodying the Consent Order was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.    

In April 2015, the EPA issued a proposal to amend the 2007 ROD by eliminating the separate ground-water extraction and treatment systems and the use of in-situ oxidation from the remedy adopted in the 2007 ROD. The proposal, which is subject to public comment and final approval by the EPA, would continue the operation and maintenance of the existing wellhead treatment systems on wells operated by the Village of Garden City, New York (the "Village").

The Village has additionally asserted that the Company is liable for the costs associated with enhanced treatment required by the impact of the groundwater plume from the site on two public water supply wells, including historical costs ranging from approximately $1.8 million to in excess of $2.5 million, and future operation and maintenance costs which the Village estimates at $126,400 annually while the enhanced treatment continues. On December 14, 2007, the Village filed a complaint against the Company and the owner of the property under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) as well as a number of state law theories in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, seeking an injunction requiring the defendants to remediate contamination from the site and to establish their liability for future costs that may be incurred in connection with it, which the complaint alleges could exceed $41 million, undiscounted, over a 70-year period.

The Company has not verified the estimates of either historic or future costs asserted by the Village, but believes that an estimate of future costs based on a 70-year remediation period is unreasonable given the expected remedial period reflected in the EPA's Record of Decision. On May 23, 2008, the Company filed a motion to dismiss the Village's complaint on grounds including applicable statutes of limitation and preemption of certain claims by the NYSDEC's and the EPA's diligent prosecution of remediation. On January 27, 2009, the Court granted the motion to dismiss all counts of the plaintiff's complaint except for

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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 8
Legal Proceedings, Continued

the CERCLA claim and a state law claim for indemnity for costs incurred after November 27, 2000. On September 23, 2009, on a motion for reconsideration by the Village, the Court reinstated the claims for injunctive relief under RCRA and for equitable relief under certain of the state law theories. The Company intends to continue to defend the action if an acceptable settlement agreement cannot be reached.

In April 2015, the Company received from EPA a Notice of Potential Liability and Demand for Costs pursuant to CERCLA regarding the site in Gloversville, New York of a former leather tannery operated by the Company and by other, unrelated parties. The Notice demanded payment of approximately $2.2 million of response costs claimed by EPA to have been incurred to conduct assessments and removal activities at the site. The Company has requested additional information on the basis for EPA's assertion that the Company is a potentially responsible party with regard to the site and is assessing the claims asserted in the notice. The Company's environmental insurance carrier is providing coverage of the matter subject to a $500,000 self-insured retention and the other terms and conditions of the insurance policy, subject to a standard reservation of rights.

Whitehall Environmental Matters
The Company has performed sampling and analysis of soil, sediments, surface water, groundwater and waste management areas at the Company's former Volunteer Leather Company facility in Whitehall, Michigan.

In October 2010, the Company and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment entered into a Consent Decree providing for implementation of a remedial Work Plan for the facility site designed to bring the site into compliance with applicable regulatory standards. The Work Plan's implementation is substantially complete and the Company expects, based on its present understanding of the condition of the site, that its future obligations with respect to the site will be limited to periodic monitoring and that future costs related to the site should not have a material effect on its financial condition or results of operations.

Accrual for Environmental Contingencies
Related to all outstanding environmental contingencies, the Company had accrued $14.1 million as of May 2, 2015 and January 31, 2015 and accrued $11.9 million as of May 3, 2014. All such provisions reflect the Company's estimates of the most likely cost (undiscounted, including both current and noncurrent portions) of resolving the contingencies, based on facts and circumstances as of the time they were made. There is no assurance that relevant facts and circumstances will not change, necessitating future changes to the provisions. Such contingent liabilities are included in the liability arising from provision for discontinued operations on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets because they relate to former facilities operated by the Company. The Company has made pretax accruals for certain of these contingencies, including approximately $0.1 million and $0.2 million reflected in the first quarters of Fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively. These charges are included in provision for discontinued operations, net in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and represent changes in estimates.






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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 8
Legal Proceedings, Continued

Other Matters
On December 10, 2010, the Company announced that it had suffered a criminal intrusion into the portion of its computer network that processes payments for transactions in certain of its retail stores. Visa, Inc., MasterCard Worldwide and American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. asserted claims totaling approximately $15.6 million in connection with the intrusion and the claims of two of the claimants have been collected by withholding payment card receivables of the Company. In the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2013, the Company recorded a $15.4 million charge to earnings in connection with the disputed liability. On March 7, 2013, the Company filed an action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against Visa U.S.A. Inc., Visa Inc. and Visa International Service Association seeking to recover $13.3 million in non-compliance fines and issuer reimbursement assessments collected from the Company in connection with the intrusion. The Company does not currently expect any future claims in connection with the intrusion to have a material effect on its financial condition, cash flows, or results of operations.

On May 17, 2013, a former employee filed a putative class and representative action, Garcia v. Genesco, Inc., in the Superior Court of California for the County of Ventura, alleging various claims under the California Labor Code, including failure to provide meal and rest periods, failure to timely pay wages, failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements, and unfair competition and violation of the Private Attorneys’ General Act of 2004, and seeking unspecified damages and penalties. On August 30, 2013, the Company removed the action to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The Company has reached an agreement to settle the matter. The court granted final approval of the settlement on May 8, 2015 and dismissed the case.

On April 30, 2015, an employee of a subsidiary of the Company filed an action, Stewart v. Hat World, Inc., et al., under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act on behalf of herself, the State of California, and other non-exempt, hourly-paid employees of the subsidiary in California, seeking unspecified damages and penalties for various alleged violations of the California Labor Code, including failure to pay for all hours worked, minimum wage and overtime violations, failure to provide required meal and rest periods, failure to timely pay wages, failure to provide complete and accurate wage statements, and failure to provide full reimbursement of business-related costs and expenses incurred in the course of employment. The Company disputes the material allegations in the complaint and intends to defend the matter.

In addition to the matters specifically described in this Note, the Company is a party to other legal and regulatory proceedings and claims arising in the ordinary course of its business. While management does not believe that the Company's liability with respect to any of these other matters is likely to have a material effect on its financial statements, legal proceedings are subject to inherent uncertainties and unfavorable rulings could have a material adverse impact on the Company's financial statements.


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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 9
Business Segment Information

During the three months ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, the Company operated five reportable business segments (not including corporate): (i) Journeys Group, comprised of the Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys and Underground by Journeys retail footwear chains, e-commerce operations and catalog; (ii) Schuh Group, comprised of the Schuh retail footwear chain and e-commerce operations; (iii) Lids Sports Group, comprised primarily of the Lids retail headwear stores, the Lids Locker Room and Lids Clubhouse fan shops (operated under various trade names), licensed team merchandise departments in Macy's department stores operated under the name of Locker Room by Lids under a license agreement with Macy's, the Lids Team Sports business and certain e-commerce operations; (iv) Johnston & Murphy Group, comprised of Johnston & Murphy retail operations, e-commerce operations, catalog and wholesale distribution of products under the Johnston & Murphy and Trask brands; and (v) Licensed Brands, comprised of Dockers Footwear, sourced and marketed under a license from Levi Strauss & Company; SureGrip Footwear, occupational footwear primarily sold directly to consumers; and other brands.

The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies (see Note 1).

The Company's reportable segments are based on management's organization of the segments in order to make operating decisions and assess performance along types of products sold. Journeys Group, Schuh Group and Lids Sports Group sell primarily branded products from other companies while Johnston & Murphy Group and Licensed Brands sell primarily the Company's owned and licensed brands.

Corporate assets include cash, domestic prepaid rent expense, prepaid income taxes, deferred income taxes, deferred note expense and corporate fixed assets. The Company charges allocated retail costs of distribution to each segment. The Company does not allocate certain costs to each segment in order to make decisions and assess performance. These costs include corporate overhead, interest expense, interest income, asset impairment charges and other, including major litigation and major lease terminations.


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Genesco Inc.
and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 9
Business Segment Information, Continued

Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 2, 2015
Journeys Group
 
Schuh Group
 
Lids Sports
Group
 
Johnston
& Murphy
Group
 
Licensed
Brands
 
Corporate
& Other
 
Consolidated
In thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
278,632

 
$
78,562

 
$
206,590

 
$
66,362

 
$
30,746

 
$
135

 
$
661,027

Intercompany Sales

 

 
(261
)
 

 
(169
)
 

 
(430
)
Net sales to external customers
$
278,632

 
$
78,562

 
$
206,329

 
$
66,362

 
$
30,577

 
$
135

 
$
660,597

Segment operating income (loss)
$
24,422

 
$
(2,661
)
 
$
(3,397
)
 
$
3,977

 
$
3,023

 
$
(6,464
)
 
$
18,900

Asset Impairments and other*

 

 

 

 

 
(2,646
)
 
(2,646
)
Earnings (loss) from operations
24,422

 
(2,661
)
 
(3,397
)
 
3,977

 
3,023

 
(9,110
)
 
16,254

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 
(660
)
 
(660
)
Interest income

 

 

 

 

 
15

 
15

Earnings (loss) from continuing
operations before income taxes
$
24,422

 
$
(2,661
)
 
$
(3,397
)
 
$
3,977

 
$
3,023

 
$
(9,755
)
 
$
15,609

Total assets**
$
317,770

 
$
260,213

 
$
675,325

 
$
111,067

 
$
41,455

 
$
210,238

 
$
1,616,068

Depreciation and amortization
5,460

 
3,513

 
7,718

 
1,365

 
215

 
1,222

 
19,493

Capital expenditures
6,979

 
1,724

 
10,789

 
2,740

 
134

 
2,034

 
24,400


*Asset Impairments and other includes a $0.8 million charge for asset impairments, which relates to the Lids Sports Group, a $1.8 million charge for network intrusion expenses and $0.1 million for other legal matters.

**Total assets for the Lids Sports Group, Schuh Group and Licensed Brands include $200.7 million, $97.3 million and $0.8 million of goodwill, respectively. The Schuh Group goodwill increased by $1.3 million from January 31, 2015 due to foreign currency translation adjustments. Of the Company's $310.6 million of property and equipment $63.1 million and $14.7 million relate to property and equipment in the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively.


























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and Consolidated Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)


Note 9
Business Segment Information, Continued

Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 3, 2014
Journeys Group
 
Schuh Group
 
Lids Sports
Group
 
Johnston
& Murphy
Group
 
Licensed
Brands
 
Corporate
& Other
 
Consolidated
In thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
262,123

 
81,276

 
$
189,335

 
$
63,397

 
$
32,685

 
$
301

 
$
629,117

Intercompany Sales

 

 
(69
)
 

 
(223
)
 

 
(292
)
Net sales to external customers
$
262,123

 
$
81,276

 
$
189,266

 
$
63,397

 
$
32,462

 
$
301

 
$
628,825

Segment operating income (loss)
$
19,677

 
$
(5,141
)
 
$
8,137

 
$
4,496

 
$
3,521

 
$
(8,083
)
 
$
22,607

Asset Impairments and other*

 

 

 

 

 
1,111

 
1,111

Earnings (loss) from operations
19,677

 
(5,141
)
 
8,137

 
4,496

 
3,521

 
(6,972
)
 
23,718

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 
(733
)
 
(733
)
Interest income

 

 

 

 

 
32

 
32

Earnings (loss) from continuing
operations before income taxes
$
19,677

 
$
(5,141
)
 
$
8,137

 
$
4,496

 
$
3,521

 
$
(7,673
)
 
$
23,017

Total assets**
$
295,135

 
277,226

 
$
593,075

 
$
99,062

 
$
48,920

 
$
169,489

 
$
1,482,907

Depreciation and amortization
4,761

 
3,506

 
7,082

 
1,081

 
132

 
798

 
17,360

Capital expenditures
5,870

 
4,834

 
5,089

 
2,536

 
246

 
1,235

 
19,810


*Asset Impairments and other includes a $(3.2) million gain on a lease termination, partially offset by a $0.8 million charge for assets impairments in the Lids Sports Group and a $1.2 million charge for network intrusion expenses.

**Total assets for the Lids Sports Group, Schuh Group and Licensed Brands include $182.5 million, $107.4 million and $0.8 million of goodwill, respectively. The Schuh Group goodwill increased by $2.5 million from February 1, 2014 due to foreign currency translation adjustments. Of the Company's $281.0 million of property and equipment, $65.4 million and $14.9 million relate to property and equipment in the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively.


























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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)



Note 10
Subsequent Event

In May 2015, Schuh Group Limited entered into a Form of Amended and Restated Facilities Agreement and Working Capital Facility Letter which would replace the current A, B and C term loans with a new Facility A of £17.5 million and a Facility B of £11.6 million (which was the former Facility C loan) as well as provide an additional revolving credit facility, Facility C, of £22.5 million and a working capital facility of £2.5 million. The Facility A loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 1.8% per annum with quarterly payments through April 2017. The Facility B loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 2.5% per annum with quarterly payments through September 2019. The Facility C bears interest at LIBOR plus 2.2% per annum and expires in September 2019.



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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Forward Looking Statements
This discussion and the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include certain forward-looking statements, including those regarding the performance outlook for the Company and its individual businesses and all other statements not addressing solely historical facts or present conditions. Words such as "may," "will," "should," "likely," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project," "believe," "estimate" and similar expressions can be used to identify these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements in this discussion, in the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, and in other disclosures, including those regarding the Company's performance outlook for Fiscal 2016 and beyond.

A number of factors may adversely affect the outlook reflected in forward looking statements and the Company's future results, liquidity, capital resources and prospects. These factors (some of which are beyond the Company's control) include:

The timing and costs of the Company's initiatives to improve performance in the Lids Sports Group.
The timing and amount of non-cash asset impairments related to retail store fixed assets or to intangible assets of acquired businesses.
The effectiveness of the Company's omnichannel initiatives.
Weakness in the consumer economy.
Competition in the Company's markets.
Inability of customers to obtain credit.
Fashion trends that affect the sales or product margins of the Company's retail product offerings.
Changes in buying patterns by significant wholesale customers.
Bankruptcies or deterioration in the financial condition of significant wholesale customers, limiting their ability to buy or pay for merchandise offered by the Company.
Disruptions in product supply or distribution.
Unfavorable trends in fuel costs, foreign exchange rates, foreign labor and material costs and other factors affecting the cost of products and results of operations.
The Company's ability to continue to complete and integrate acquisitions, expand its business and diversify its product base.
Changes in the timing of holidays or in the onset of seasonal weather affecting period-to-period sales comparisons.
The performance of athletic teams, the participants in major sporting events such as the Super Bowl and World Series, developments with respect to certain individual athletes, and other sports-related events or changes that may affect period-to-period comparisons in the Company's Lids Sports Group retail businesses.
The Company's ability to build, open, staff and support additional retail stores and to renew leases in existing stores and control occupancy costs, and to conduct required remodeling or refurbishment on schedule and at expected expense levels.
Deterioration in the performance of individual businesses or of the Company's market value relative to its book value, resulting in impairments of fixed assets or intangible assets or other adverse financial consequences.
Unexpected changes to the market for the Company's shares.
Variations from expected pension-related charges caused by conditions in the financial markets.
Disruptions in the Company's information technology systems either by security breaches and incidents or by potential problems associated with the implementation of new or upgraded systems.

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The cost and outcome of litigation, investigations and environmental matters involving the Company, including but not limited to the matters discussed in Note 8 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Other factors set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015 and other documents the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

Overview
Description of Business
The Company's business includes the design and sourcing, marketing and distribution of footwear and accessories through retail stores, including Journeys®, Journeys Kidz®, Shi by Journeys®, Underground by Journeys® and Johnston & Murphy® in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, and through Schuh®stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and through e-commerce websites and catalogs, and at wholesale, primarily under the Company's Johnston & Murphy brand, the Trask brand, the licensed Dockers® brand and other brands that the Company licenses for men's footwear. The Company's wholesale footwear brands are distributed to more than 1,350 retail accounts in the United States, including a number of leading department, discount, and specialty stores. The Company's business also includes Lids Sports, which operates (i) headwear and accessory stores under the Lids® name and other names in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, (ii) the Lids Locker Room and Lids Clubhouse businesses, consisting of sports-oriented fan shops featuring a broad array of licensed merchandise such as apparel, hats and accessories, sports decor and novelty products, operating under various trade names, (iii) licensed team merchandise departments in Macy's department stores operated under the name of Locker Room by Lids and on macys.com under a license agreement with Macy's, (iv) e-commerce operations and (v) an athletic team dealer business operating as Lids Team Sports. Including both the footwear businesses and the Lids Sports business, at May 2, 2015, the Company operated 2,805 retail stores and leased departments in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

During the three months ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, the Company operated five reportable business segments (not including corporate): (i) Journeys Group, comprised of the Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys and Underground by Journeys retail footwear chains, e-commerce operations and catalog; (ii) Schuh Group, comprised of the Schuh retail footwear chain and e-commerce operations; (iii) Lids Sports Group, comprised as described in the preceding paragraph; (iv) Johnston & Murphy Group, comprised of Johnston & Murphy retail operations, e-commerce operations and catalog and wholesale distribution of products under the Johnston & Murphy and Trask brands; and (v) Licensed Brands, comprised of Dockers Footwear, sourced and marketed under a license from Levi Strauss & Company; SureGrip Footwear, occupational footwear primarily sold directly to consumers; and other brands.

The Journeys retail footwear stores sell footwear and accessories primarily for 13 to 22 year old men and women. The stores average approximately 2,000 square feet. The Journeys Kidz retail footwear stores sell footwear primarily for younger children, ages five to 12. These stores average approximately 1,450 square feet. Shi by Journeys retail footwear stores sell footwear and accessories to fashion-conscious women in their early 20's to mid 30's. These stores average approximately 2,150 square feet. The Underground by Journeys retail footwear stores sell footwear and accessories primarily for men and women in the 20 to 35 age group. These stores average approximately 1,850 square feet. The Journeys Group stores are primarily in malls and factory outlet centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Journeys Group operates 35 stores in Canada. Journeys also sells footwear and accessories through direct-to-consumer catalog and e-commerce operations.


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The Schuh retail footwear stores sell a broad range of branded casual and athletic footwear along with a meaningful private label offering primarily for 15 to 30 year old men and women. The stores, which average approximately 4,950 square feet, include both street-level and mall locations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. During the third quarter of Fiscal 2013, the Schuh Group opened its first Schuh Kids store. As of May 2, 2015, the Company has opened seven Schuh Kids stores that sell footwear primarily for younger children, ages five to 12, and average 2,800 square feet. During the first quarter of Fiscal 2016, the Schuh Group opened its first Schuh store in Germany. The Schuh Group also sells footwear through e-commerce operations.

The Lids Sports Group includes stores and kiosks, primarily under the Lids banner, that sell licensed and branded headwear to men and women primarily in the early-teens to mid-20's age group. The Lids store locations average approximately 875 square feet and are primarily in malls, airports, street-level stores and factory outlet centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The Lids Sports Group also operates Lids Locker Room and Lids Clubhouse stores under a number of trade names, selling licensed sports headwear, apparel and accessories to sports fans of all ages in locations averaging approximately 2,775 square feet in malls and other locations primarily in the United States and Canada. The Lids Sports Group operates 154 stores in Canada. The Lids Sports Group also operates Locker Room by Lids leased departments in Macy's department stores selling headwear, apparel, accessories and novelties from an assortment of college and professional teams specific to particular Macy's department stores' geographic locations. As of May 2, 2015, the Company had opened 187 Locker Room by Lids leased departments averaging approximately 650 square feet. The Lids Sports Group also sells headwear and accessories through e-commerce operations. In addition, the Lids Sports Group operates Lids Team Sports, an athletic team dealer business.

Johnston & Murphy retail shops sell a broad range of men's footwear, apparel and accessories. Women's footwear and accessories are sold in select Johnston & Murphy retail locations. Johnston & Murphy shops average approximately 1,550 square feet and are located primarily in better malls and in airports throughout the United States. Johnston & Murphy opened its first store in Canada during the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2012. As of May 2, 2015, Johnston & Murphy also operated seven stores in Canada. The Company also has license and distribution agreements for wholesale and retail sales of Johnston & Murphy products in various non - U.S. jurisdictions. The Company also sells Johnston & Murphy footwear and accessories in factory stores, averaging approximately 2,375 square feet, located in factory outlet malls, and through a direct-to-consumer catalog and e-commerce operations. In addition, Johnston & Murphy shoes are distributed through the Company's wholesale operations to better department and independent specialty stores. Additionally, the Company sells the Trask brand, with men's and women's footwear and leather accessories distributed to better independent retailers and department stores.

The Licensed Brands segment markets casual and dress casual footwear under the licensed Dockers® brand to men aged 30 to 55 through many of the same national retail chains that carry Dockers slacks and sportswear and in department and specialty stores across the country. The Company entered into an exclusive license with Levi Strauss & Co. to market men's footwear in the United States under the Dockers brand name in 1991. Levi Strauss & Co. and the Company have subsequently added additional territories, including Canada and Mexico and certain other Latin American countries. The Dockers license agreement was renewed on July 23, 2012 for a term expiring on November 30, 2015, subject to extension for an additional three year term if certain conditions are met. The Company has given notice as required by the license agreement to renew the license for an additional three-year term expiring November 30, 2018. The Company acquired Keuka Footwear in the third quarter of Fiscal 2011 and subsequently launched its SureGrip® Footwear line of slip-resistant, occupational footwear from that base. The Company sources and distributes the SureGrip line to employees in the hospitality, healthcare, and other industries.

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Strategy
The Company's long-term strategy has been to seek organic growth by: 1) increasing the Company's store base, 2) increasing retail square footage, 3) improving comparable sales, both in stores and digital commerce, 4) increasing operating margin and 5) enhancing the value of its brands.

To supplement its organic growth potential, the Company has made acquisitions, including the acquisition of the Schuh Group in June 2011 and several smaller acquisitions of businesses in the Lids Sports Group's markets, and expects to consider acquisition opportunities, either to augment its existing businesses or to enter new businesses that it considers compatible with its existing businesses, core expertise and strategic profile. Acquisitions involve a number of risks, including, among others, inaccurate valuation of the acquired business, the assumption of undisclosed liabilities, the failure to integrate the acquired business appropriately, and distraction of management from existing businesses. The Company seeks to mitigate these risks by applying appropriate financial metrics in its valuation analysis and developing and executing plans for due diligence and integration that are appropriate to each acquisition. The Company also seeks appropriate opportunities to extend existing brands and retail concepts. For example, the Schuh Group opened its first Schuh Kids store during the third quarter of Fiscal 2013 and opened its first Schuh store in Germany in the first quarter of this year. The Company typically tests such extensions on a relatively small scale to determine their viability and to refine their strategies and operations before making significant, long-term commitments.

More generally, the Company attempts to develop strategies to mitigate the risks it views as material, including those discussed under the caption “Forward Looking Statements,” above, and those discussed in Part II, Item 1A, Risk Factors. Among the most important of these factors are those related to consumer demand. Conditions in the external economy can affect demand, resulting in changes in sales and, as prices are adjusted to drive sales and manage inventories, in gross margins. Because fashion trends influencing many of the Company's target customers can change rapidly, the Company believes that its ability to react quickly to those changes has been important to its success. Even when the Company succeeds in aligning its merchandise offerings with consumer preferences, those preferences may affect results by, for example, driving sales of products with lower average selling prices or products which are more widely available in the marketplace and thus more subject to competitive pressures than the Company's typical offering. Moreover, economic factors, such as persistent unemployment and any future economic contraction and changes in tax policies, may reduce the consumer's disposable income or his or her willingness to purchase discretionary items, and thus may reduce demand for the Company's merchandise, regardless of the Company's skill in detecting and responding to fashion trends. The Company believes its experience and discipline in merchandising and the buying power associated with its relative size and importance in the industry segments in which it competes are important to its ability to mitigate risks associated with changing customer preferences and other changes in consumer demand.

Summary of Results of Operations
The Company's net sales increased 5.1% during the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 compared to the same quarter of Fiscal 2015. The increase reflected a 6% increase in Journeys Group sales, a 9% increase in Lids Sports Group sales and a 5% increase in Johnston & Murphy Group sales, offset slightly by a 3% decrease in Schuh Group sales and a 6% decrease in Licensed Brands sales. Gross margin as a percentage of net sales decreased to 49.4% during the first quarter of Fiscal 2016, compared to 50.2% for the same period last year, reflecting decreased gross margin as a percentage of net sales in Schuh Group, Lids Sports Group and Johnston & Murphy Group, partially offset by increased gross margin as a percentage of net sales in Journeys Group and Licensed Brands. Selling and administrative expenses decreased to 46.5% of net sales during the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 from 46.6% for the same quarter of Fiscal 2015, reflecting decreases in expenses as a percentage of net sales in Journeys Group, Schuh Group and Corporate, partially

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offset by increases as a percentage of net sales in Lids Sports Group, Johnston & Murphy Group and Licensed Brands. Earnings from operations decreased as a percentage of net sales during the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 compared to the same quarter of Fiscal 2015, reflecting decreased earnings from operations as a percentage of net sales in Lids Sports Group, Johnston & Murphy Group and Licensed Brands, partially offset by increased earnings from operations as a percentage of net sales in Journeys Group. Schuh Group loss from operations as a percentage of net sales improved in Fiscal 2016 from the first quarter of Fiscal 2015.

Significant Developments

Change in EVA Incentive Plan
Under the Company's EVA Incentive Plan, bonus awards in excess of a specified cap in any one year are retained and paid over three subsequent years, subject to reduction or elimination by deteriorating financial performance and historically were subject to forfeiture if the participant voluntarily resigns from employment with the Company. As a result, the bonus awards were subject to service conditions that resulted in recognition of expense over the period of service by the respective employee. During the first quarter of Fiscal 2015, the Company amended the plan to remove the future service requirement for the payment of the retained bonuses. As a result, the bonus expense that would have been deferred under the previous plan terms is now recognized in the first year of service. The Company recorded a $5.7 million charge to earnings in the first quarter of Fiscal 2015 in connection with the amendment related to bonus amounts previously deferred to future years.

Asset Impairment and Other Charges
The Company recorded pretax charges of $2.6 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2016, including a $1.8 million charge for network intrusion expenses, a $0.8 million charge for retail store asset impairments and $0.1 million for other legal matters.

The Company recorded a pretax gain of $(1.1) million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2015, including a $(3.2) million gain on a lease termination of a Lids store, partially offset by a $1.2 million charge for network intrusion expenses and a $0.8 million charge for retail store asset impairments.

Comparable Sales

During Fiscal 2013, the Company revised its presentation of comparable sales to include its e-commerce and direct mail catalog businesses. For purposes of this report, "comparable sales" are sales from stores open longer than one year, beginning in the fifty-third week of a store’s operation (which we refer to in this report as "same store sales"), and sales from websites operated longer than one year and direct mail catalog sales (which we refer to in this report as "comparable direct sales"). Temporarily closed stores are excluded from the comparable sales calculation for every full week of the store closing. Expanded stores are excluded from the comparable sales calculation until the fifty-third week of operation in the expanded format.

Results of Operations - First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Compared to Fiscal 2015

The Company's net sales in the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 increased 5.1% to $660.6 million from $628.8 million in the first quarter ended May 3, 2014, reflecting increased net sales in all of the Company's business segments except Schuh Group and Licensed Brands, and a 4% increase in comparable sales. Gross margin increased 3.3% to $326.3 million in the first quarter this year from $315.9 million in the same period last year, but decreased as a percentage of net sales from 50.2% to 49.4%, reflecting decreased gross margin

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as a percentage of net sales in Schuh Group, Lids Sports Group and Johnston & Murphy Group, offset slightly by increased gross margin as a percentage of net sales in Journeys Group and Licensed Brands. Selling and administrative expenses in the first quarter this year increased 4.8% from the first quarter last year but decreased slightly as a percentage of net sales from 46.6% to 46.5%, reflecting decreased expenses as a percentage of net sales in Journeys Group, Schuh Group and Corporate expenses, partially offset by increases as a percentage of net sales in Lids Sports Group, Johnston & Murphy Group and Licensed Brands. The Company records buying and merchandising and occupancy costs in selling and administrative expense. Because the Company does not include these costs in cost of sales, the Company's gross margin may not be comparable to other retailers that include these costs in the calculation of gross margin. Explanations of the changes in results of operations are provided by business segment in discussions following these introductory paragraphs.

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes (“pretax earnings”) for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 were $15.6 million compared to $23.0 million for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. Pretax earnings for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 included an asset impairment and other charge of $2.6 million, primarily related to network intrusion expenses, retail store asset impairments and other legal matters. Pretax earnings also includes $0.9 million in expense related to the deferred purchase price obligation related to the Schuh acquisition. Because the deferred purchase price for Schuh is contingent on the payees' continuing employment with Schuh (subject to certain exceptions), U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles require that it be expensed as compensation across the period of service until payment is due. Pretax earnings for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014 included an asset impairment and other gain of $(1.1) million, primarily related to a $3.2 million lease termination gain in a Lids store partially offset by network intrusion expenses and retail store asset impairments. Last year's pretax earnings also included $3.1 million in expenses related to the deferred purchase price obligation in connection with the Schuh acquisition.

Net earnings for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 were $9.9 million ($0.42 diluted earnings per share) compared to $14.0 million ($0.59 diluted earnings per share) for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. The Company recorded an effective income tax rate of 36.3% in the first quarter this year compared to 38.7% in the same period last year. The tax rate for the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 was lower compared to last year's first quarter reflecting expectations of increased earnings in lower tax jurisdictions driven by expectations of increased earnings at Schuh due to no contingent bonus accruals this year and reduced deferred purchase price expense this year versus last year.


Journeys Group
    
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

 
%
Change

 
(dollars in thousands)
 
 
Net sales
$
278,632

 
$
262,123

 
6.3
%
Earnings from operations
$
24,422

 
$
19,677

 
24.1
%
Operating margin
8.8
%
 
7.5
%
 
 

Net sales from Journeys Group increased 6.3% to $278.6 million for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 compared to $262.1 million for the same period last year. The increase reflects primarily a 5% increase in comparable sales, which includes a 5% increase in same store sales and an 11% increase in comparable direct sales, while average Journeys stores operated remained flat (i.e. the sum of the number of stores

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open on the first day of the fiscal quarter and the last day of each fiscal month during the quarter divided by four). The comparable sales increase reflected a 1% increase in footwear unit sales and 4% increase in the average price per pair of shoes. Journeys Group operated 1,171 stores at the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2016, including 187 Journeys Kidz stores, 47 Shi by Journeys stores, 104 Underground by Journeys stores and 35 Journeys stores in Canada, compared to 1,172 stores at the end of the first quarter last year, including 178 Journeys Kidz stores, 49 Shi by Journeys stores, 117 Underground by Journeys stores and 31 Journeys stores in Canada.

Journeys Group earnings from operations for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 increased 24.1% to $24.4 million compared to $19.7 million for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. The increase was primarily due to increased net sales and decreased expenses as a percentage of net sales, reflecting $4.9 million in bonus expense in last year's first quarter as a result of the EVA plan amendment.


Schuh Group
    
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

 
%
Change

 
(dollars in thousands)
 
 
Net sales
$
78,562

 
$
81,276

 
(3.3
)%
Loss from operations
$
(2,661
)
 
$
(5,141
)
 
48.2
 %
Operating margin
(3.4
)%
 
(6.3
)%
 
 

Net sales from Schuh Group decreased 3.3% to $78.6 million for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015, compared to $81.3 million for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. The decrease reflects primarily a decrease of $9.3 million in sales due to changes in foreign exchange rates, partially offset by a 10% increase in average Schuh stores operated and a 4% increase in comparable sales, reflecting a 2% increase in same store sales and a 17% increase in comparable direct sales. Schuh Group operated 111 stores, including seven Schuh Kids stores, at the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2016, compared to 100 stores, including four Schuh Kids stores, at the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2015.

Schuh Group loss from operations improved to $(2.7) million, or 48.2% for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 from $(5.1) million for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. The loss included $0.9 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 and $3.1 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2015 in compensation expense related to a deferred purchase price obligation in connection with the acquisition. The loss also included $1.4 million in the first quarter last year related to accruals for a contingent bonus payment for Schuh employees provided for in the Schuh acquisition. The improvement in the loss from operations was due primarily to decreased expenses as a percentage of net sales, reflecting the decrease in the deferred purchase price obligation expense and contingent bonus accrual.










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Lids Sports Group
    
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

 
%
Change

 
(dollars in thousands)
 
 
Net sales
$
206,329

 
$
189,266

 
9.0
%
(Loss) earnings from operations
$
(3,397
)
 
$
8,137

 
NM

Operating margin
(1.6
)%
 
4.3
%
 
 

Net sales from Lids Sports Group increased 9.0% to $206.3 million for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015, compared to $189.3 million for the same period last year, reflecting primarily a 6% increase in average Lids Sports Group stores operated, excluding leased departments, and a comparable sales increase of 3%, which includes a 1% decrease in same store sales and a 62% increase in comparable direct sales. The increase in comparable direct sales was driven by Lids implementing Locate, a system which gives users on-line access to inventory in stores and to increased promotional activity as part of a program to clear excess inventory. The sales increase also reflects a 15% increase in Lids Team Sports sales. The comparable sales increase reflects a 9% increase in comparable store hat units sold, while the average price per hat decreased 4% for the first quarter this year. Lids Sports Group operated 1,351 stores at the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2016, including 114 Lids stores in Canada, 239 Lids Locker Room and Clubhouse stores, which includes 40 Locker Room stores in Canada, and 187 Locker Room by Lids leased departments in Macy's, compared to 1,134 stores at the end of the first quarter last year, including 110 Lids stores in Canada, 161 Lids Locker Room and Clubhouse stores and 33 Locker Room by Lids leased departments in Macy's.

Lids Sports Group had a loss from operations of $(3.4) million for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 compared to earnings of $8.1 million for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. The decrease was due to decreased gross margin as a percentage of net sales, reflecting increased promotional activity, increased shipping and warehouse expense, and changes in sales mix, and to increased expenses as a percentage of net sales, due primarily to increased store related expenses from the growth of 232 stores from last year in the Locker Room concepts including 154 Macy's Locker Room locations.


Johnston & Murphy Group
        
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

 
%
Change

 
(dollars in thousands)
 
 
Net sales
$
66,362

 
$
63,397

 
4.7
 %
Earnings from operations
$
3,977

 
$
4,496

 
(11.5
)%
Operating margin
6.0
%
 
7.1
%
 
 

Johnston & Murphy Group net sales increased 4.7% to $66.4 million for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 from $63.4 million for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014, reflecting primarily a 3% increase in comparable sales, which includes a 3% increase in same store sales and a 6% increase in comparable direct sales, a 2% increase in average stores operated for Johnston & Murphy retail operations and a 6% increase in Johnston & Murphy Group wholesale sales. Unit sales for the Johnston & Murphy wholesale business increased 6% in the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 while the average price per pair of shoes decreased 1% for

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the same period. Retail operations accounted for 67.7% of Johnston & Murphy Group's sales in the first quarter this year, down from 68.2% in the first quarter last year. Comparable sales reflected a 5% increase in the average price per pair of shoes for Johnston & Murphy retail operations while footwear unit comparable sales were flat. The store count for Johnston & Murphy retail operations at the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2016 included 172 Johnston & Murphy shops and factory stores, including seven stores in Canada, compared to 167 Johnston & Murphy shops and factory stores, including seven stores in Canada, for the first quarter of Fiscal 2015.

Johnston & Murphy Group earnings from operations for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 decreased 11.5% to $4.0 million compared to $4.5 million for the same period last year, primarily due to decreased gross margin as a percentage of net sales, reflecting increased markdowns and changes in sales mix, and increased expenses as a percentage of net sales, reflecting increased occupancy costs and selling salaries.


Licensed Brands
        
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
May 2, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

 
%
Change

 
(dollars in thousands)
 
 
Net sales
$
30,577

 
$
32,462

 
(5.8
)%
Earnings from operations
$
3,023

 
$
3,521

 
(14.1
)%
Operating margin
9.9
%
 
10.8
%
 
 

Licensed Brands' net sales decreased 5.8% to $30.6 million for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015, from $32.5 million for the same period last year, reflecting decreased sales of Dockers Footwear and Chaps Footwear, partially offset by increased sales of SureGrip Footwear. The sales decrease in Dockers Footwear reflects limitations on sales to a particular customer and this is expected to continue this year. Unit sales for Dockers Footwear decreased 10% for the first quarter this year while the average price per pair of Dockers shoes increased 2% compared to the same period last year.

Licensed Brands' earnings from operations decreased 14.1%, from $3.5 million for the first quarter last year to $3.0 million for the first quarter this year, primarily due to decreased net sales and increased expenses as a percentage of net sales, reflecting increased advertising, bad debt expense, bonus and freight expenses.

Corporate, Interest Expenses and Other Charges
Corporate and other expense for the first quarter ended May 2, 2015 increased to $9.1 million compared to $7.0 million for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. Corporate expense in the first quarter this year included a $2.6 million charge in asset impairment and other charges, primarily for network intrusion expenses, retail store asset impairments and other legal matters. Corporate and other expense in the first quarter of Fiscal 2015 included a $1.1 million gain in asset impairment and other charges, primarily for a $3.2 million gain on a lease termination in a Lids store, partially offset by network intrusion expenses and retail store asset impairments. The decrease in corporate expenses excluding asset impairment and other charges is due to decreased bonus accruals.
  
Net interest expense decreased 8.0% from $0.7 million in the first quarter last year to $0.6 million for the first quarter this year.



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Liquidity and Capital Resources
The following table sets forth certain financial data at the dates indicated.
 
May 2, 2015

 
January 31, 2015

 
May 3, 2014

 
(dollars in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
$
89.9

 
$
112.9

 
$
71.9

Working capital
$
451.3

 
$
441.7

 
$
474.8

Long-term debt (including current portion)
$
27.8

 
$
29.2

 
$
33.1


Working Capital
The Company's business is somewhat seasonal, with the Company's investment in inventory and accounts receivable normally reaching peaks in the spring and fall of each year. Historically, cash flows from operations have been generated principally in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year.

Cash used in operating activities was $0.5 million in the first three months of Fiscal 2016 compared to cash provided by operating activities of $32.2 million in the first three months of Fiscal 2015. The $32.7 million decrease in cash flow from operating activities from last year reflects a decrease in cash flow from changes in other accrued liabilities and inventory of $22.6 million and $18.1 million, respectively, partially offset by a $14.7 million increase in cash flow from changes in accounts payable. The $22.6 million decrease in cash flow from other accrued liabilities reflects Schuh acquisition related payments and higher income tax payments in the first quarter this year compared to last year. The $18.1 million decrease in cash flow from inventory reflects increases in retail inventory principally in the Journeys Group due to changes in buying patterns versus last year and pulling forward second quarter deliveries into the first quarter this year, partially offset by decreased inventory in growth versus last year in the Lids Sports Group, Johnston & Murphy Group and Licensed Brands. The $14.7 million increase in cash flow from changes in accounts payable was due to increased inventory and to changes in buying patterns and payment terms negotiated with in