Sears Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results


Feb 26, 2015

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2015. As a supplement to this announcement, a presentation, pre-recorded conference and audio webcast are available at our website http://searsholdings.com/invest.

In summary, we reported:

  • Domestic Adjusted EBITDA of $ 125 million in the fourth quarter, which was an increase of $ 217 million over the prior year fourth quarter;
  • Full year Domestic Adjusted EBITDA of $ (647) million compared to $ (490) million in the prior year;
  • Net loss attributable to Sears Holdings’ shareholders of $ 159 million ($ 1.50 loss per diluted share) for the fourth quarter compared to a loss of $ 358 million ($ 3.37 loss per diluted share) for the prior year fourth quarter;
  • Net loss attributable to Sears Holdings’ shareholders of $ 1.7 billion ($ 15.82 loss per diluted share) for the full year of 2014 compared to a loss of $ 1.4 billion ($ 12.87 loss per diluted share) for the prior year;
  • Sales to Shop Your Way® members in Sears Full-line and Kmart stores were 72% and 74% of eligible sales for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively;
  • In the fourth quarter of 2014, Kmart comparable store sales declined 2.0% and Sears Domestic declined 7.0%;
  • The Company continues to demonstrate that it has the financial flexibility to fund its transformation and meet its obligations. As of January 31, 2015, we had approximately $ 800 million in availability under our credit facility and $ 250 million in cash; and
  • During 2014, we closed approximately 234 underperforming Kmart and Sears Full-line stores, the majority of which were Kmart stores. The Company, which has more than 1,700 Sears and Kmart stores, expects to migrate the shopping activity of highly engaged members who previously shopped closed stores to alternative channels. As a result, we hope to retain a portion of the sales previously associated with these stores by nurturing and maintaining our relationships with the members that shopped these locations.

“We are pleased to report $ 125 million in Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter, a significant improvement year over year,” said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “While we clearly believe that we can improve upon these results, we are pleased with the positive trend that started in the third quarter, and we currently expect this level of improvement to carry forward into our full year 2015 results. We believe that the changes we are making to focus on our best stores, reward our best members and pursue our best categories will help us continue to transform Sears Holdings into a leading integrated membership-focused company.”

Rob Schriesheim, Sears Holdings’ Chief Financial Officer, said, “During 2014, we took a number of actions to enhance our financial flexibility, support our operations and meet our obligations. In total, the actions we have taken generated $ 2.3 billion in liquidity. We continue to take action to evolve and transition our capital structure toward a structure that is more flexible, long-term oriented and less dependent on inventory and receivables. We have proven that Sears Holdings is an asset-rich enterprise with multiple levers to generate continued financial flexibility, while creating shareholder value.”

We are continuing our efforts to develop Sears Holdings as a membership company, without the significant asset intensity of its traditional retail business. To this end, we announced in November that we have been exploring the formation of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to purchase some of our properties and to manage them like a pure real estate company. While we can offer no assurances that such a transaction will be consummated, we have made progress and are proceeding towards its formation and separation, which is projected to occur in May or June of this year. We are currently targeting between 200 and 300 Sears and Kmart stores to be sold to the REIT with expected proceeds to Sears Holdings in excess of $ 2.0 billion. The REIT itself would be funded by equity and debt with the equity raised through a rights offering. The subscription rights would be distributed pro rata to all stockholders of record of the Company, and every stockholder would have the right to participate, except that holders of the Company’s restricted stock that is unvested as of the record date would be expected to receive cash awards in lieu of subscription rights.

Financial Results

Revenues decreased approximately $ 2.5 billion to $ 8.1 billion for the quarter ended January 31, 2015, as compared to revenues of $ 10.6 billion for the quarter ended February 1, 2014. The majority of the decline related to the following significant items: $ 1.1 billion associated with Sears Canada, which was de-consolidated in October 2014, $ 530 million from the separation of the Lands’ End business, which was completed in the first quarter of 2014 and $ 497 million in less revenue from fewer Kmart and Sears Full-line stores. For the quarter, domestic comparable store sales declined 4.4%, comprised of a decrease of 2.0% at Kmart and a decrease of 7.0% at Sears Domestic, which contributed to $ 313 million of the decline.

At Kmart, apparel, toys, jewelry and seasonal were top performers, but were offset by declines in consumer electronics and grocery & household. Excluding the impact of the consumer electronics and grocery & household goods businesses, comparable store sales would have increased 2.8%. Sears Domestic was also negatively impacted by consumer electronics industry trends. Excluding the impact of consumer electronics, Sears Domestic comparable store sales would have decreased 4.6%, primarily driven by decreases in Sears Auto Centers and apparel.

Revenues decreased approximately $ 5.0 billion to $ 31.2 billion for the year ended January 31, 2015, as compared to revenues of $ 36.2 billion in the prior year. The majority of the decline related to the following significant items: $ 1.7 billion associated with Sears Canada, which was de-consolidated in October 2014, $ 1.3 billion from the separation of the Lands’ End business, which was completed in the first quarter of 2014 and $ 1.3 billion in less revenue from fewer Kmart and Sears Full-line stores. For the year, domestic comparable store sales declined 1.8%, comprised of a decrease of 1.4% at Kmart and a decrease of 2.1% at Sears Domestic, which contributed to $ 421 million of the decline.

For the year, Kmart had positive performance in several categories, most notably apparel and jewelry, partially offset by declines in the consumer electronics and grocery & household categories. Excluding the impact of the consumer electronics and grocery & household goods businesses, comparable store sales would have increased 0.8% for the year. For the year, excluding the impact of consumer electronics, Sears Domestic comparable store sales would have decreased 0.5%, reflecting improved performance in the home appliance and mattress categories offset by declines in Sears Auto Centers, apparel and lawn & garden.

Gross margin decreased $ 504 million to $ 2.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, as compared to the prior year fourth quarter, as the above noted decline in sales was partially offset by an improvement in gross margin rate.  Kmart’s gross margin rate for the fourth quarter increased 170 basis points primarily driven by an increase in the apparel category due to lower promotional activity, as well as improvements in toys, grocery & household and drugstore. Sears Domestic’s gross margin rate increased 120 basis points for the quarter with improvement experienced in a majority of categories, most notably home appliances and apparel.

For the year, gross margin decreased $ 1.6 billion to $ 7.1 billion in 2014, as compared to the prior year due to the above noted decline in sales, as well as a decline in gross margin rate. Kmart’s gross margin rate for the year decreased 50 basis points primarily driven by decreases in home, consumer electronics and seasonal, which were partially offset by an improvement in the apparel category. Sears Domestic’s gross margin rate decreased 140 basis points for the year primarily driven by decreases in apparel, tools, home and consumer electronics, partially offset by an improvement in mattresses.

Selling and administrative expenses decreased $ 611 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the prior year quarter. Excluding significant items noted in our Adjusted Earnings Per Share tables, domestic selling and administrative expenses declined $ 239 million primarily due to decreases in payroll, insurance and advertising expenses.

For the year, selling and administrative expenses decreased $ 1.2 billion in 2014 compared to the prior year and included several significant items. Excluding these items, domestic selling and administrative expenses declined $ 394 million primarily due to a decline in payroll and advertising expenses.

Our effective tax rate for 2014 was 7.4%, compared to 14.8% in 2013. Our tax rate in 2014 continues to reflect the effect of not recognizing the benefit of current period losses in certain domestic and foreign jurisdictions where it is not more likely than not that such benefits would be realized. The 2014 rate was negatively impacted by a valuation allowance established on Sears’s Canada’s deferred tax assets in the third quarter, prior to de-consolidation, and increased foreign taxes in Puerto Rico resulting from a new tax law change, which became effective during the second quarter of 2014. These items were partially offset by state audit settlements and statute expirations.

The Company reported a net loss of $ 159 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to $ 358 million for the prior year period. Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2014 and 2013 included significant items, which aggregated to expense of $ 123 million and $ 187 million, respectively. Adjusting for these significant items, we would have reported a net loss of $ 36 million and $ 171 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 2013, respectively. We reported a net loss of $ 1.7 billion and $ 1.4 billion for the full year of 2014 and 2013, respectively. Net loss for 2014 and 2013 included significant items, which aggregated to expense of $ 852 million and $ 573 million, respectively. Adjusting for these significant items, we would have reported a net loss of $ 830 million and $ 792 million in 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Financial Position

The Company had cash balances of $ 250 million at January 31, 2015 compared with $ 577 million (domestic only) at February 1, 2014.

Short-term borrowings totaled $ 615 million ($ 213 million domestic credit facility, $ 400 million secured short-term loan and $ 2 million commercial paper) at the end of 2014 as compared to $ 1.3 billion ($ 1.3 billion domestic credit facility and $ 9 million commercial paper) at the end of 2013. We have entered into an agreement to amend and extend the $ 400 million short-term secured loan, effective February 28, 2015. Under the terms of the amendment, we will repay $ 200 million of the $ 400 million on March 2, 2015 and, in connection with this repayment, the lenders under the short-term secured loan have agreed to release one half of the value of the pledged collateral. The remaining $ 200 million secured short-term loan was extended until the earlier of June 1, 2015, or the receipt by the Company of the sale proceeds pursuant to the potential REIT transaction.

At January 31, 2015, the amount available to borrow under our credit facility was approximately $ 800 million, which reflects the effect of our springing fixed charge coverage ratio covenant and the borrowing base limitation in our revolving credit facility.

Total long-term debt (long-term debt and capital lease obligations) was $ 3.2 billion at January 31, 2015 and $ 2.9 billion at February 1, 2014. In 2014, our unfunded pension obligation increased to $ 2.3 billion from $ 1.5 billion in the prior year.  The increase in the obligation was the result of a lower discount rate and the adoption of updated mortality tables, which resulted in a $ 500 million and $ 300 million increase in the obligation, respectively.

Merchandise inventories at January 31, 2015 were $ 4.9 billion, as compared to $ 6.4 billion (domestic only) at February 1, 2014. Excluding inventory from the Lands’ End business of approximately $ 370 million, domestic inventory decreased approximately $ 1.1 billion driven by both improved productivity and store closures.

Adjusted EBITDA

The tables attached to this press release provide a reconciliation of GAAP to as adjusted amounts, including Adjusted EBITDA. We believe that our use of Adjusted EBITDA, Domestic Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS provides an appropriate measure for investors to use in assessing our performance across periods, given that these measures provide adjustments for certain significant items which may vary significantly from period to period, improving the comparability of year-to-year results and is therefore representative of our ongoing performance. Therefore, we have adjusted our results for them to make our statements more useful and comparable. However, we do not, and do not recommend that you, solely use Adjusted EBITDA, Domestic Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted EPS to assess our financial and earnings performance. We also use, and recommend that you use, diluted earnings per share in addition to Adjusted EPS in assessing our earnings performance.

Forward-Looking Statements

Results are unaudited. This press release contains forward-looking statements, including about our transformation through our integrated retail strategy, our plans to redeploy and reconfigure our assets, our liquidity and our ability to exercise financial flexibility as we meet our obligations and possible strategic transactions. Forward-looking statements, including these, are based on the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are subject to significant risks, assumptions and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In addition, the statements concerning the sale-leaseback/real estate investment trust transaction regarding certain owned real estate also are subject to risks and uncertainties, including our ability to enter into or complete any such transaction on acceptable terms, on intended timetables or at all, the form or terms and conditions of any such transaction, and the impact of the evaluation and/or completion of any such transaction on our other businesses. There can be no assurance that any of these efforts will be successful. The following additional factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: our ability to offer merchandise and services that our customers want, including our proprietary brand products; our ability to successfully implement our integrated retail strategy to transform our business; our ability to successfully manage our inventory levels; our ability to successfully implement initiatives to improve our liquidity through inventory management and other actions; competitive conditions in the retail and related services industries; worldwide economic conditions and business uncertainty, including the availability of consumer and commercial credit, changes in consumer confidence and spending, the impact of rising fuel prices, and changes in vendor relationships; vendors’ lack of willingness to provide acceptable payment terms or otherwise restricting financing to purchase inventory or services; possible limits on our access to our domestic credit facility, which is subject to a borrowing base limitation and a springing fixed charge coverage ratio covenant, capital markets and other financing sources, including additional second lien financings, with respect to which we do not have commitments from lenders; our ability to successfully achieve our plans to generate liquidity through potential transactions or otherwise; potential liabilities in connection with the separation of Lands’ End, Inc. and disposition of a portion of our ownership interest in Sears Canada, Inc.; our extensive reliance on computer systems, including legacy systems, to implement our integrated retail strategy, process transactions, summarize results, maintain customer, member, associate and Company data, and otherwise manage our business, which may be subject to disruptions or security breaches; the impact of seasonal buying patterns, including seasonal fluctuations due to weather conditions, which are difficult to forecast with certainty; our dependence on sources outside the United States for significant amounts of our merchandise; our reliance on third parties to provide us with services in connection with the administration of certain aspects of our business and the transfer of significant internal historical knowledge to such parties; impairment charges for goodwill and intangible assets or fixed-asset impairment for long-lived assets; our ability to attract, motivate and retain key executives and other associates; our ability to protect or preserve the image of our brands; the outcome of pending and/or future legal proceedings, including product liability and qui tam claims and proceedings with respect to which the parties have reached a preliminary settlement; the timing and amount of required pension plan funding; and other risks, uncertainties and factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. While we believe that our forecasts and assumptions are reasonable, we caution that actual results may differ materially.  We intend the forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time made and do not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available, except as required by law.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com.

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(847) 286-8371

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change

Quarters  Ended

Years Ended

millions, except per share data

January 31,
 2015

February 1,
 2014

January 31,
 2015

February 1,
 2014

REVENUES

Merchandise sales and services

$

8,099

$

10,593

$

31,198

$

36,188

COSTS AND EXPENSES

Cost of sales, buying and occupancy

6,121

8,111

24,049

27,433

Gross margin dollars

1,978

2,482

7,149

8,755

Gross margin rate

24.4

%

23.4

%

22.9

%

24.2

%

Selling and administrative

2,002

2,613

8,220

9,384

Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

24.7

%

24.7

%

26.3

%

25.9

%

Depreciation and amortization

126

173

581

732

Impairment charges

38

219

63

233

Gain on sales of assets

(59)

(391)

(207)

(667)

    Total costs and expenses

8,228

10,725

32,706

37,115

Operating loss

(129)

(132)

(1,508)

(927)

Interest expense

(92)

(73)

(313)

(254)

Interest and investment income (loss)

(1)

178

132

207

Other income

2

4

2

Loss before income taxes

(222)

(25)

(1,685)

(972)

Income tax (expense) benefit

63

(125)

(125)

(144)

Net loss

(159)

(150)

(1,810)

(1,116)

(Income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(208)

128

(249)

NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HOLDINGS’ SHAREHOLDERS

$

(159)

$

(358)

$

(1,682)

$

(1,365)

NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO HOLDINGS’ SHAREHOLDERS:

Diluted loss per share

$

(1.50)

$

(3.37)

$

(15.82)

$

(12.87)

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

106.3

106.2

106.3

106.1

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change

millions

January 31,
 2015

February 1,
 2014

ASSETS

Current assets

   Cash and cash equivalents

$

250

$

1,028

   Restricted cash

10

   Accounts receivable

429

553

   Merchandise inventories

4,943

7,034

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

241

334

   Total current assets

5,863

8,959

Property and equipment, net

4,449

5,394

Goodwill

269

379

Trade names and other intangible assets

2,097

2,850

Other assets

531

679

   TOTAL ASSETS

$

13,209

$

18,261

LIABILITIES

Current liabilities

   Short-term borrowings

$

615

$

1,332

   Current portion of long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations

75

83

   Merchandise payables

1,621

2,496

   Unearned revenues

818

900

   Other taxes

380

460

   Short-term deferred tax liabilities

480

387

   Other current liabilities

2,087

2,527

   Total current liabilities

6,076

8,185

Long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations

3,110

2,834

Pension and postretirement benefits

2,404

1,942

Long-term deferred tax liabilities

715

1,109

Other long-term liabilities

1,849

2,008

   Total Liabilities

14,154

16,078

   Total Equity

(945)

2,183

   TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

13,209

$

18,261

Total common shares outstanding

106.5

106.4

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Segment Results

(Unaudited)

Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change

Quarter Ended January 31, 2015

millions, except store data

 Kmart

Sears Domestic

Sears Holdings

Merchandise sales and services

$

3,547

$

4,552

$

8,099

Cost of sales, buying and occupancy

2,723

3,398

6,121

Gross margin dollars

824

1,154

1,978

Gross margin rate

23.2

%

25.4

%

24.4

%

Selling and administrative

834

1,168

2,002

Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

23.5

%

25.7

%

24.7

%

Depreciation and amortization

23

103

126

Impairment charges

27

11

38

Gain on sales of assets

(27)

(32)

(59)

Total costs and expenses

3,580

4,648

8,228

Operating loss

$

(33)

$

(96)

$

(129)

Number of:

  Kmart Stores

979

979

  Full-Line Stores

717

717

  Specialty Stores

29

29

  Total Stores

979

746

1,725

Quarter Ended February 1, 2014

millions, except store data

 Kmart

Sears Domestic

Sears Canada

Sears Holdings

Merchandise sales and services

$

4,007

$

5,489

$

1,097

$

10,593

Cost of sales, buying and occupancy

3,145

4,161

805

8,111

Gross margin dollars

862

1,328

292

2,482

Gross margin rate

21.5

%

24.2

%

26.6

%

23.4

%

Selling and administrative

878

1,416

319

2,613

Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

21.9

%

25.8

%

29.1

%

24.7

%

Depreciation and amortization

32

121

20

173

Impairment charges

67

140

12

219

Gain on sales of assets

(19)

(15)

(357)

(391)

Total costs and expenses

4,103

5,823

799

10,725

Operating income (loss)

$

(96)

$

(334)

$

298

$

(132)

Number of:

  Kmart Stores

1,152

1,152

  Full-Line Stores

778

118

896

  Specialty Stores

50

331

381

  Total Stores

1,152

828

449

2,429

 

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Segment Results

(Unaudited)

Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change

Year Ended January 31, 2015

millions, except store data

 Kmart

Sears Domestic

Sears Canada

Sears Holdings

Merchandise sales and services

$

12,074

$

17,036

$

2,088

$

31,198

Cost of sales, buying and occupancy

9,513

12,950

1,586

24,049

Gross margin dollars

2,561

4,086

502

7,149

Gross margin rate

21.2

%

24.0

%

24.0

%

22.9

%

Selling and administrative

2,962

4,655

603

8,220

Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

24.5

%

27.3

%

28.9

%

26.3

%

Depreciation and amortization

95

437

49

581

Impairment charges

29

19

15

63

(Gain) loss on sales of assets

(103)

(105)

1

(207)

Total costs and expenses

12,496

17,956

2,254

32,706

Operating loss

$

(422)

$

(920)

$

(166)

$

(1,508)

Number of:

  Kmart Stores

979

979

  Full-Line Stores

717

717

  Specialty Stores

29

29

  Total Stores

979

746

1,725

Year Ended February 1, 2014

millions, except store data

 Kmart

Sears Domestic

Sears Canada

Sears Holdings

Merchandise sales and services

$

13,194

$

19,198

$

3,796

$

36,188

Cost of sales, buying and occupancy

10,329

14,324

2,780

27,433

Gross margin dollars

2,865

4,874

1,016

8,755

Gross margin rate

21.7

%

25.4

%

26.8

%

24.2

%

Selling and administrative

3,083

5,216

1,085

9,384

Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

23.4

%

27.2

%

28.6

%

25.9

%

Depreciation and amortization

129

511

92

732

Impairment charges

70

150

13

233

Gain on sales of assets

(66)

(63)

(538)

(667)

Total costs and expenses

13,545

20,138

3,432

37,115

Operating income (loss)

$

(351)

$

(940)

$

364

$

(927)

Number of:

  Kmart Stores

1,152

1,152

  Full-Line Stores

778

118

896

  Specialty Stores

50

331

381

  Total Stores

1,152

828

449

2,429

 

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited)

Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change

Quarters Ended

Years Ended

millions

January 31,
 2015

February 1,
 2014

January 31,
 2015

February 1,
 2014

Net loss attributable to Holdings per statement of operations

$

(159)

$

(358)

$

(1,682)

$

(1,365)

Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

208

(128)

249

Income tax expense (benefit)

(63)

125

125

144

Interest expense

92

73

313

254

Interest and investment (income) loss

1

(178)

(132)

(207)

Other income

(2)

(4)

(2)

Operating loss

(129)

(132)

(1,508)

(927)

Depreciation and amortization

126

173

581

732

Gain on sales of assets

(59)

(391)

(207)

(667)

Before excluded items

(62)

(350)

(1,134)

(862)

Closed store reserve and severance

86

103

224

130

Domestic pension expense

22

40

89

162

Other expenses(1)

41

50

Impairment charges

38

219

63

233

Adjusted EBITDA

125

12

(708)

(337)

Lands’ End separation

(80)

(10)

(150)

Adjusted EBITDA as defined(2)

$

125

$

(68)

$

(718)

$

(487)

Sears Canada segment

(24)

71

(3)

Domestic Adjusted EBITDA as defined(2)

$

125

$

(92)

$

(647)

$

(490)

(1)

Consists of expenses associated with legal matters, transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives and other expenses.

(2)

Adjusted to reflect the results of the Lands’ End business which were included in our results of operations prior to the separation.

 

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited)

Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change

Quarters Ended

millions

January 31, 2015

February 1, 2014

Kmart

Sears
Domestic

Sears
Holdings

Kmart

Sears
Domestic

Sears
Canada

Sears
Holdings

Operating income (loss) per statement of operations

$

(33)

$

(96)

$

(129)

$

(96)

$

(334)

$

298

$

(132)

Depreciation and amortization

23

103

126

32

121

20

173

Gain on sales of assets

(27)

(32)

(59)

(19)

(15)

(357)

(391)

Before excluded items

(37)

(25)

(62)

(83)

(228)

(39)

(350)

Closed store reserve and severance

58

28

86

56

(4)

51

103

Domestic pension expense

22

22

40

40

Other expenses(1)

40

1

41

Impairment charges

27

11

38

67

140

12

219

Adjusted EBITDA

88

37

125

40

(52)

24

12

Lands’ End separation

(80)

(80)

Adjusted EBITDA as defined(2)

$

88

$

37

$

125

$

40

$

(132)

$

24

$

(68)

% to  revenues(3)

2.5

%

0.8

%

1.5

%

1.0

%

(2.7)%

2.2

%

(0.7)%

Years Ended

millions

January 31, 2015

February 1, 2014

Kmart

Sears
Domestic

Sears
Canada

Sears
Holdings

Kmart

Sears
Domestic

Sears
Canada

Sears
Holdings

Operating income (loss) per statement of operations

$

(422)

$

(920)

$

(166)

$

(1,508)

$

(351)

$

(940)

$

364

$

(927)

Depreciation and amortization

95

437

49

581

129

511

92

732

(Gain) loss on sales of assets

(103)

(105)

1

(207)

(66)

(63)

(538)

(667)

Before excluded items

(430)

(588)

(116)

(1,134)

(288)

(492)

(82)

(862)

Closed store reserve and severance

142

55

27

224

89

(31)

72

130

Domestic pension expense

89

89

162

162

Other expenses(1)

43

4

3

50

Impairment charges

29

19

15

63

70

150

13

233

Adjusted EBITDA

(216)

(421)

(71)

(708)

(129)

(211)

3

(337)

Lands’ End separation

(10)

(10)

(150)

(150)

Adjusted EBITDA as defined(2)

$

(216)

$

(431)

$

(71)

$

(718)

$

(129)

$

(361)

$

3

$

(487)

% to  revenues(3)

(1.8)%

(2.6)%

(3.4)%

(2.3)%

(1.0)%

(2.0)%

0.1

%

(1.4)%

(1)

Consists of expenses associated with legal matters, transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives and other expenses.

(2)

Adjusted for the results of the Lands’ End business which were included in our results of operations prior to the separation.

(3)

Excludes revenues of the Lands’ End business which were included in our results of operations prior to the separation.

 

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Adjusted Earnings per Share

(Unaudited)

Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change

Quarter Ended January 31, 2015

Adjustments

millions, except per share data

GAAP

Domestic Pension Expense

Domestic Closed Store
Reserve, Store Impairments and
Severance

Domestic Gain on Sales of Assets

Other Expenses

Domestic Tax Matters

As
Adjusted

Gross margin impact

$

1,978

$

$

10

$

$

$

$

1,988

Selling and administrative impact

2,002

(22)

(76)

(41)

1,863

Depreciation and amortization impact

126

(1)

125

Impairment charges impact

38

(38)

Gain on sales of assets impact

(59)

22

(37)

Operating loss impact

(129)

22

125

(22)

41

37

Income tax benefit impact

63

(8)

(47)

8

(15)

19

20

After tax and noncontrolling interests impact

(159)

14

78

(14)

26

19

(36)

Diluted loss per share impact

$

(1.50)

$

0.13

$

0.73

$

(0.13)

$

0.25

$

0.18

$

(0.34)

Quarter Ended February 1, 2014

Adjustments

millions, except per share data

GAAP

Domestic
Pension
Expense

Domestic Closed Store Reserve, Store Impairments and Severance

Domestic Gain on Sales of Assets

Domestic Tax Matters

Sears Canada Segment

Lands’ End Separation

As Adjusted(1)

Gross margin impact

$

2,482

$

$

28

$

$

$

(292)

$

(208)

$

2,010

Selling and administrative impact

2,613

(40)

(24)

(319)

(128)

2,102

Depreciation and amortization impact

173

(6)

(20)

(6)

141

Impairment charges impact

219

(207)

(12)

Gain on sales of assets impact

(391)

12

357

(22)

Operating loss impact

(132)

40

265

(12)

(298)

(74)

(211)

Interest expense impact

(73)

3

(70)

Interest and investment income impact

178

(170)

8

Other income impact

2

(3)

(1)

Income tax expense impact

(125)

(15)

(99)

5

249

60

28

103

Income attributable to noncontrolling interests impact

(208)

208

After tax and noncontrolling interests impact

(358)

25

166

(7)

249

(200)

(46)

(171)

Diluted loss per share impact

$

(3.37)

$

0.24

$

1.56

$

(0.07)

$

2.34

$

(1.88)

$

(0.43)

$

(1.61)

(1)

Adjusted for the results of the Lands’ End and Sears Canada businesses which were included in our results prior to the separation/disposition.

 

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Adjusted Earnings per Share

(Unaudited)

Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change

Year Ended January 31, 2015

Adjustments

millions, except per share data

GAAP

Domestic
Pension
Expense

Domestic Closed Store Reserve, Store Impairments and Severance

Domestic Gain on Sales of Assets

Other Expenses

Gain on Sears Canada Disposition

Domestic Tax Matters

Sears Canada Segment

Lands’ End Separation

As Adjusted(1)

Gross margin impact

$

7,149

$

$

68

$

$

$

$

$

(502)

$

(87)

$

6,628

Selling and administrative impact

8,220

(89)

(129)

(47)

(603)

(77)

7,275

Depreciation and amortization impact

581

(8)

(49)

(3)

521

Impairment charges impact

63

(48)

(15)

Gain on sales of assets impact

(207)

87

(1)

(121)

Operating loss impact

(1,508)

89

253

(87)

47

166

(7)

(1,047)

Interest expense impact

(313)

5

(308)

Interest and investment income impact

132

(70)

(38)

24

Other income impact

4

(4)

Income tax expense impact

(125)

(33)

(95)

33

(18)

26

574

136

3

501

Loss attributable to noncontrolling interests impact

128

(128)

After tax and noncontrolling interests impact

(1,682)

56

158

(54)

29

(44)

574

137

(4)

(830)

Diluted loss per share impact

$

(15.82)

$

0.53

$

1.48

$

(0.51)

$

0.27

$

(0.41)

$

5.40

$

1.29

$

(0.04)

$

(7.81)

Year Ended February 1, 2014

Adjustments

millions, except per share data

GAAP

Domestic
Pension
Expense

Domestic Closed Store Reserve, Store Impairments and Severance

Domestic Gain on Sales of Assets

Domestic Tax Matters

Sears Canada Segment

Lands’ End Separation

As Adjusted(1)

Gross margin impact

$

8,755

$

$

56

$

$

$

(1,016)

$

(616)

$

7,179

Selling and administrative impact

9,384

(162)

(2)

(1,085)

(466)

7,669

Depreciation and amortization impact

732

(11)

(92)

(22)

607

Impairment charges impact

233

(220)

(13)

Gain on sales of assets impact

(667)

67

538

(62)

Operating loss impact

(927)

162

289

(67)

(364)

(128)

(1,035)

Interest expense impact

(254)

1

(253)

Interest and investment income impact

207

(187)

20

Other income impact

2

(2)

Income tax expense impact

(144)

(60)

(109)

26

655

59

49

476

Income attributable to noncontrolling interests impact

(249)

249

After tax and noncontrolling interests impact

(1,365)

102

180

(41)

655

(244)

(79)

(792)

Diluted loss per share impact

$

(12.87)

$

0.96

$

1.70

$

(0.39)

$

6.17

$

(2.30)

$

(0.73)

$

(7.46)

(1)

Adjusted for the results of the Lands’ End and Sears Canada businesses which were included in our results prior to the separation/disposition.

 

 

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