Vera Bradley Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Results

Consolidated net revenues totaled $147.0 million for the second quarter, an increase of 11.6% over the prior year

Company posted second quarter net income of $9.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share; excluding certain items, non-GAAP net income totaled $9.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share

Balance sheet remains strong, with cash, cash equivalents, and investments over $76 million, and no debt

Management updates annual guidance for fiscal year ending January 29, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, 2021.

In this release, Vera Bradley, Inc. or “the Company” refers to the entire enterprise and includes both the Vera Bradley and Pura Vida brands. “Vera Bradley” on a stand-alone basis refers only to the Vera Bradley brand.

Second Quarter Comments

Rob Wallstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Vera Bradley, Inc., noted, “We posted a consolidated year-over-year second quarter revenue increase of nearly 12%. On a comparable basis, Vera Bradley was essentially back to its pre-pandemic Fiscal 2020 second quarter revenue level, and Pura Vida was up nearly 7% over the second quarter of Fiscal 2020.

“Second quarter Vera Bradley brand revenues continued to improve as customers responded to product innovation, stores were fully operational, and sales of travel-related products rebounded, despite anniversarying exceptionally strong mask sales from the prior year.”

Wallstrom continued, “However, we experienced two major factors that impacted our second quarter results. First, the Apple iOS 14.5 update negatively affected Pura Vida revenues, primarily due to the impact it had on the effectiveness of Facebook and Instagram advertising. The Facebook and Instagram platforms have been our primary marketing vehicles to drive sales, and Pura Vida has maintained a market-leading position, consistently ranking as the number-one engaged brand in the jewelry category on Instagram. Our team is working diligently to quickly diversify a portion of our marketing resources to other platforms, and consequently, we began to see Pura Vida direct-to-consumer sales volume build momentum throughout the balance of the second quarter and into the beginning of the third. We expect Pura Vida revenues will continue to rebound in the second half of the year.

“Second, like much of the industry, at Vera Bradley, we continued to experience supply chain challenges and significantly increased freight and tariff expenses that put meaningful pressure on gross margin in the quarter. We expect these pressures to continue for the moderate term.

“We were once again able to diligently manage our SG&A expenses, and our balance sheet and cash flow remained strong.”

Looking Ahead

“With our strong first quarter performance, Fiscal 2022 is off to a solid start, with year-to-date earnings well ahead of last year and even ahead of where we were in Fiscal 2020, pre-pandemic,” Wallstrom added. “We realize we will continue to face certain headwinds and uncertainties for the balance of the year, but also know that both of our lifestyle brands have significant long-term growth opportunities ahead, well beyond their core product categories. We are on track and remain committed to our vision to be a purpose-driven, multi-lifestyle brand, high-growth company.

“As a reminder, for Fiscal 2022, the four key growth drivers for Vera Bradley, Inc. are:

  1. Driving our digital-first strategy, by evolving the digital distribution of our products and further refining and utilizing digital experiences to serve our customers. This will be supported by continuously refining our technology, developing business process and technology platforms to improve agility, data-based decision making, customer centricity, and speed-to-market.
  2. Enhancing our product innovation pipeline, collaborations, and category extensions to attract new customers and increase share of wallet with existing customers.
  3. Building our community, through marketing and by creating an impactful, positive brand movement that not only enhances lives but deepens our customers’ brand loyalty.
  4. Evolving our distribution channels, by focusing on future growth opportunities and addressing the drastically changing retail environment and the consumer marketplace.

“Our strong cash position, debt-free balance sheet, and ability to generate free cash flow will allow us to continue to invest in both our Vera Bradley and Pura Vida brands and seek out appropriate acquisitions of other comfortable, affordable, purpose-driven brands over time. We have a vision for the future of our Company and a clear path to achieve this vision. Our team is focused, our balance sheet is solid, our brands are strong, and we are positioned for long-term growth,” Wallstrom concluded.

Summary of Financial Performance for the Second Quarter

Consolidated net revenues totaled $147.0 million for the current year second quarter, an increase of 11.6% over $131.8 million in the prior year second quarter.

For the current year second quarter, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income totaled $9.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share. These results included $0.4 million of net after tax charges related to intangible asset amortization. On a non-GAAP basis, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated second quarter net income totaled $9.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share.

For the prior year second quarter, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income totaled $7.2 million, or $0.42 per diluted share. These results included $3.7 million of net after tax charges, comprised of $1.5 million of intangible asset amortization, $1.1 million of expenses related to the re-platforming of Vera Bradley’s information technology systems (“Project Novus”), as well as $1.1 million for a change in the income tax estimate related to the first quarter charges. In addition, the Company increased the Vera Bradley, Inc. income used in the numerator of the earnings per share calculation as a result of the change in the cumulative Accounting Standard Codification (“ASC”) 480 measurement adjustment associated with the redeemable noncontrolling interest. The increase in Vera Bradley, Inc.’s income totaled $6.8 million which resulted in a $0.20 benefit to diluted earnings per share for the prior year second quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these items, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated prior year second quarter net income totaled $10.9 million, or $0.32 per diluted share.

Summary of Financial Performance for the Six Months

Consolidated net revenues totaled $256.1 million for the current year six months ended July 31, 2021, compared to $201.1 million in the prior year six-month period ended August 1, 2020.

For the current year six months, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income totaled $6.9 million, or $0.20 per diluted share. These results included $0.9 million of net after tax charges related to intangible asset amortization. On a non-GAAP basis, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income totaled $7.8 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the six months.

For the prior year six months, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net loss totaled ($8.1) million, or ($0.24) per diluted share. These results included $8.8 million of net after tax charges, comprised of $2.7 million of impairment charges, $2.7 million of intangible asset amortization, $2.1 million of Project Novus expenses, $0.9 million of charges related to the cancellation of certain purchase orders as a result of COVID-19, a $0.2 million adjustment to the Pura Vida earn-out liability, and $0.2 million in certain department store exist costs resulting from COVID-19. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding these charges, Vera Bradley, Inc.’s consolidated net income for the prior year six months totaled $0.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP Numbers

The current year non-GAAP second quarter and six-month income statement numbers referenced below exclude the previously outlined intangible asset amortization. The prior year non-GAAP second quarter and six-month income statement numbers referenced below exclude the previously outlined impairment charges, intangible asset amortization, Project Novus expenses, charges related to the cancellation of certain purchase orders resulting from COVID-19, an adjustment to the Pura Vida earn-out liability, and certain department store exit costs resulting from COVID-19.

Second Quarter Details

Current year second quarter Vera Bradley Direct segment revenues totaled $97.1 million, a 19.6% increase over $81.2 million in the prior year second quarter. Since the Company’s stores were temporarily closed for a portion of the prior year second quarter, a comparable store sales calculation is not pertinent. The Company permanently closed 10 full-line stores and opened six factory outlet stores in the last twelve months.

Vera Bradley Indirect segment revenues totaled $16.8 million, a 5.1% decrease from $17.7 million in the prior year second quarter, reflecting a reduction in orders primarily related to a lower volume of mask sales, partially offset by a rebound in specialty and key account orders in other product categories that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 in the prior year.

Pura Vida segment revenues totaled $33.1 million, a 0.8% increase over $32.8 million in the prior year.

Second quarter consolidated gross profit totaled $80.4 million, or 54.6% of net revenues, compared to $79.6 million, or 60.4% of net revenues, in the prior year. In the prior year, the Company expanded its year-over-year consolidated gross profit rate by approximately 300 basis points through sales of cotton masks, which was not replicated in the current year. The current year gross profit rate was negatively impacted by higher costs for inbound and outbound freight expense. In addition, the lower margin rate reflects higher tariffs from previously duty-free countries from which the Company sources products whose “GSP” (or generalized system of preferences) duty-free status expired at the beginning of the calendar year. As has happened several times in the past, it is expected that, by year end, Congress will retroactively reinstate the duty-status of the tariffs for these countries that have been assessed so far this year.

Second quarter consolidated SG&A expense totaled $68.7 million, or 46.7% of net revenues, compared to $62.2 million, or 47.2% of net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, consolidated SG&A expense totaled $68.0 million, or 46.2% of net revenues for the current year second quarter, compared to $58.6 million, or 44.5% of net revenues, in the prior year. As expected, Vera Bradley’s current year SG&A expenses were higher than the prior year primarily due to expense reductions related to COVID-19 last year that are no longer applicable.

The Company’s second quarter consolidated operating income totaled $12.6 million, or 8.6% of net revenues, compared to $17.5 million, or 13.3% of net revenues, in the prior year second quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company’s current year consolidated operating income totaled $13.4 million, or 9.1% of net revenues, compared to $21.1 million, or 16.0%, of net revenues, in the prior year.

By segment:

  • Vera Bradley Direct operating income was $23.2 million, or 23.9% of Direct net revenues, for the second quarter, compared to $22.8 million, or 28.1% of Direct net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, prior year Direct operating income totaled $23.8 million, or 29.3% of Direct revenues.
  • Vera Bradley Indirect operating income was $5.6 million, or 33.3% of Indirect net revenues, for the second quarter, compared to $6.5 million, or 36.5% of Indirect net revenues, in the prior year.
  • Pura Vida’s operating income was $3.2 million, or 9.8% of Pura Vida net revenues, in the current year, compared to $4.4 million, or 13.5% of Pura Vida net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, Pura Vida’s operating income was $4.0 million, or 12.1% of Pura Vida net revenues, compared to $6.7 million, or 20.5% of Pura Vida net revenues, in the prior year.

Details for the Six Months

Vera Bradley Direct segment revenues for the current year six-month period totaled $163.9 million, a 38.8% increase over $118.1 million in the prior year. Since the Company’s stores were temporarily closed for a portion of the prior year first and second quarters, a comparable store sales calculation is not pertinent.

Vera Bradley Indirect segment revenues for the six months totaled $32.1 million, a 10.8% increase over $29.0 million, reflecting a rebound in specialty and key account orders from the prior year that were negatively impacted by COVID-19, partially offset by a lower volume of mask sales.

Pura Vida segment revenues totaled $60.2 million, an 11.4% increase over $54.0 million in the prior year, reflecting a rebound in wholesale account orders from the prior year that were negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Consolidated gross profit for the six months totaled $139.5 million, or 54.5% of net revenues, compared to $113.8 million, or 56.6% of net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, prior year gross profit totaled $115.1 million, or 57.3% of net revenues. In the prior year, the Company significantly expanded its consolidated gross profit rate through sales of cotton masks. The current year gross profit rate was negatively affected by higher costs for inbound and outbound freight expense and the previously mentioned GSP issue.

For the six months, consolidated SG&A expense totaled $129.6 million, or 50.6% of net revenues, compared to $121.9 million, or 60.6% of net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, current year consolidated SG&A expense totaled $128.1 million, or 50.0% of net revenues, compared to $110.2 million, or 54.8% of net revenues, in the prior year. As expected, Vera Bradley’s SG&A current year expenses were higher than the prior year primarily due to expense reductions related to COVID-19 last year that are no longer applicable.

For the six months, the Company’s consolidated operating income totaled $10.7 million, or 4.2% of net revenues, compared to a consolidated operating loss of ($8.1) million, or (4.0%) of net revenues, in the prior year six-month period. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company’s current year consolidated operating income was $12.2 million, or 4.8% or net revenues, compared to $4.9 million, or 2.5% of net revenues, in the prior year.

By segment:

  • Vera Bradley Direct operating income was $34.0 million, or 20.8% of net revenues, compared to $11.9 million, or 10.0% of Direct net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, prior year Direct operating income was $18.7 million, or 15.8% of Direct net revenues.
  • Vera Bradley Indirect operating income was $10.1 million, or 31.3% of Indirect net revenues, compared to $9.2 million, or 31.9% of Indirect net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, prior year Indirect operating income totaled $9.6 million, or 33.2% of Indirect net revenues.
  • Pura Vida’s operating income was $5.7 million, or 9.5% of Pura Vida net revenues, for the current year, compared to $3.6 million, or 6.7% of Pura Vida net revenues, in the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, Pura Vida’s operating income was $7.3 million, or 12.1% of Pura Vida net revenues, for the current year, compared to $8.4 million, or 15.5% of Pura Vida net revenues, for the prior year.

Balance Sheet

Net capital spending for the second quarter and six months totaled $1.8 million and $2.3 million, respectively.

Cash, cash equivalents, and investments as of July 31, 2021 totaled $76.5 million compared to $77.1 million at the end of last year’s second quarter and $65.5 million at last fiscal year end. The Company had no borrowings on its $75 million ABL credit facility at quarter end.

Total quarter-end inventory was $148.0 million, compared to $136.2 million at the end of the second quarter last year. Quarter-end inventory was higher than the prior year primarily due to additional Pura Vida inventory. Management expects year-over-year inventory should be down by approximately 5% by the end of Fiscal 2022.

There were no common stock repurchases during the second quarter of Fiscal 2022. At the end of the second quarter, the Company had approximately $32.9 million remaining under its $50.0 million share repurchase authorization which expires on December 11, 2021.

Forward Outlook

The retail environment continues to be uncertain, and future financial performance is difficult to predict. However, management is providing its estimates for the full year of Fiscal 2022 based on current expectations. Based on the Company’s second quarter performance and certain industry and economic headwinds (such as continued supply chain challenges and substantial projected inbound and outbound freight increases), management is updating its revenue and diluted earnings per share estimates for the fiscal year from its guidance previously provided on June 9, 2021.

All forward-looking guidance numbers referenced below are non-GAAP. The prior year gross profit, SG&A, and earnings per diluted share numbers exclude the previously disclosed net charges related to intangible asset amortization, store impairment charges, Project Novus expenses, cancellation of certain purchase orders related to the pandemic, adjustment to the Pura Vida earn-out liability, and certain department store exit costs related to the pandemic. Current year guidance excludes any similar charges.

For Fiscal 2022, the Company’s updated expectations are as follows:

  • Consolidated net revenues of $550 to $565 million. Net revenues totaled $468.3 million in Fiscal 2021.
  • Free cash flow of between $50 and $55 million compared to $15.0 million in the prior year.
  • A consolidated gross profit percentage of 54.6% to 55.3% compared to 57.0% in Fiscal 2021. The expected rate decline relates to an abatement in mask penetration in Fiscal 2022 coupled with ongoing supply chain challenges and incremental costs for inbound and outbound freight expense. The retroactive reinstatement of GSP is included in the current year gross margin estimate.
  • Consolidated SG&A expense of $260 to $266 million compared to $233.0 million in Fiscal 2021. The expected SG&A increase is primarily related to Vera Bradley stores being opened for the full year (stores were temporarily closed for between several weeks and several months in Fiscal 2021 due to the pandemic), non-comparable compensation and Cares Act savings in Fiscal 2021, and general variable increases associated with higher sales expectations.
  • Consolidated operating income of $40 to $46 million compared to $34.0 million in Fiscal 2021.
  • Consolidated diluted EPS of $0.80 to $0.95 based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of 34.6 million and an effective tax rate of approximately 21.0%. Diluted EPS totaled $0.63 last year.
  • Net capital spending of approximately $8 to $10 million compared to $5.7 million in the prior year, reflecting investments associated with new factory locations and technology and logistics enhancements.

Disclosure Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

The Company's management does not, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). Further, the non-GAAP measures utilized by the Company may be unique to the Company, as they may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

The Company believes that the non-GAAP measures presented in this earnings release, including free cash flow; gross profit; selling, general, and administrative expenses; operating income; net income; net income attributable and available to Vera Bradley, Inc.; and diluted net income per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders, along with the associated percentages of net revenues, are helpful to investors because they allow for a more direct comparison of the Company’s year-over-year performance and are consistent with management’s evaluation of business performance. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures can be found in the Company’s supplemental schedules included in this earnings release.

Call Information

A conference call to discuss results for the second quarter is scheduled for today, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. A broadcast of the call will be available via Vera Bradley’s Investor Relations section of its website, www.verabradley.com. Alternatively, interested parties may dial into the call at (800) 289-0571, and enter the access code 6656630. A replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and remain available through September 15 , 2021. To access the recording, listeners should dial (844) 512-2921, and enter the access code 6656630.

About Vera Bradley, Inc.

Vera Bradley, Inc. operates two unique lifestyle brands – Vera Bradley and Pura Vida. Vera Bradley and Pura Vida are complementary businesses, both with devoted, emotionally-connected, and multi-generational female customer bases; alignment as causal, comfortable, affordable, and fun brands; positioning as “gifting” and socially-connected brands; strong, entrepreneurial cultures; a keen focus on community, charity, and social consciousness; multi-channel distribution strategies; and talented leadership teams aligned and committed to the long-term success of their brands.

Vera Bradley, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a leading designer of women’s handbags, luggage and other travel items, fashion and home accessories, and unique gifts. Founded in 1982 by friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, the brand is known for its innovative designs, iconic patterns, and brilliant colors that inspire and connect women unlike any other brand in the global marketplace.

In July 2019, Vera Bradley, Inc. acquired a 75% interest in Creative Genius, Inc., which also operates under the name Pura Vida Bracelets (“Pura Vida”). Pura Vida, based in La Jolla, California, is a rapidly growing, digitally native, and highly engaging lifestyle brand founded in 2010 by friends Paul Goodman and Griffin Thall. Pura Vida has a differentiated and expanding offering of bracelets, jewelry, and other lifestyle accessories.

The Company has three reportable segments: Vera Bradley Direct (“VB Direct”), Vera Bradley Indirect (“VB Indirect”), and Pura Vida. The VB Direct business consists of sales of Vera Bradley products through Vera Bradley full-line and factory outlet stores in the United States, verabradley.com, the Vera Bradley online outlet site, and the Vera Bradley annual outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The VB Indirect business consists of sales of Vera Bradley products to approximately 2,000 specialty retail locations throughout the United States, as well as select department stores, national accounts, third party e-commerce sites, and third-party inventory liquidators, and royalties recognized through licensing agreements related to the Vera Bradley brand. The Pura Vida segment consists of sales of Pura Vida products through the Pura Vida websites, www.puravidabracelets.com, www.puravidabracelets.eu, and www.puravidabracelets.ca, and through the distribution of its products to wholesale retailers.

Website Information

We routinely post important information for investors on our website www.verabradley.com in the “Investor Relations” section. We intend to use this webpage as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our webpage is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

Investors and other interested parties may also access the Company’s most recent Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report outlining its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives at https://verabradley.com/pages/corporate-responsibility.

Vera Bradley Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this release are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that we expected, including: possible adverse changes in general economic conditions and their impact on consumer confidence and spending; possible inability to predict and respond in a timely manner to changes in consumer demand; possible loss of key management or design associates or inability to attract and retain the talent required for our business; possible inability to maintain and enhance our brands; possible inability to successfully implement the Company’s long-term strategic plan; possible inability to successfully open new stores, close targeted stores, and/or operate current stores as planned; incremental tariffs or adverse changes in the cost of raw materials and labor used to manufacture our products; possible adverse effects resulting from a significant disruption in our distribution facilities; or business disruption caused by COVID-19 or other pandemics. Risks, uncertainties, and assumptions also include the possibility that Pura Vida acquisition benefits may not materialize as expected; that Pura Vida’s business may not perform as expected; and that the Company is unable to successfully implement integration strategies related to the acquisition. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2021. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement. Financial schedules are attached to this release.

CONTACTS:
Investors:
Julia Bentley, VP of Investor Relations and Communications
jbentley@verabradley.com
(260) 207-5116

Media:
mediacontact@verabradley.com
877-708-VERA (8372)


Vera Bradley, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
      
 July 31,
2021
 January 30,
2021
 August 1,
2020
Assets     
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$75,753  $64,175  $75,568 
Short-term investments 727   1,295   818 
Accounts receivable, net 29,897   27,543   28,306 
Inventories 148,048   141,416   136,219 
Income taxes receivable 6,289   7,372   5,326 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 15,627   17,882   14,742 
Total current assets 276,341   259,683   260,979 
      
Operating right-of-use assets 86,617   88,730   104,412 
Property, plant, and equipment, net 62,350   63,952   67,978 
Intangible assets, net 45,759   47,296   51,591 
Goodwill 44,254   44,254   44,254 
Long-term investments -   -   729 
Deferred income taxes 3,294   3,530   5,896 
Other assets 6,444   6,342   6,245 
Total assets$525,059  $513,787  $542,084 
      
Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest, and Shareholders’ Equity     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable$30,247  $27,093  $26,994 
Accrued employment costs 15,465   13,648   11,028 
Short-term operating lease liabilities 20,584   22,321   25,504 
Other accrued liabilities 17,522   14,043   18,511 
Income taxes payable -   321   203 
Total current liabilities 83,818   77,426   82,240 
      
Long-term operating lease liabilities 87,984   91,536   105,163 
Long-term debt -   -   30,000 
Other long-term liabilities 71   109   1,253 
Total liabilities 171,873   169,071   218,656 
      
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 30,364   29,809   29,654 
Shareholders’ equity:     
Additional paid-in-capital 106,455   105,433   101,112 
Retained earnings 323,431   316,526   299,724 
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (4)  8   (2)
Treasury stock (107,060)  (107,060)  (107,060)
Total shareholders’ equity of Vera Bradley, Inc. 322,822   314,907   293,774 
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest, and shareholders’ equity$525,059  $513,787  $542,084 



Vera Bradley, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
        
        
 Thirteen Weeks Ended Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
 July 31,
2021
 August 1,
2020
 July 31,
2021
 August 1,
2020
        
Net revenues$147,048 $131,770 $256,142 $201,054 
Cost of sales 66,687  52,149  116,617  87,245 
Gross profit 80,361  79,621  139,525  113,809 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 68,729  62,155  129,625  121,937 
Other income, net 1,016  33  789  53 
Operating income (loss) 12,648  17,499  10,689  (8,075)
Interest expense, net 119  485  209  557 
Income (loss) before income taxes 12,529  17,014  10,480  (8,632)
Income tax expense (benefit) 2,672  8,687  2,141  (1,422)
Net income (loss) 9,857  8,327  8,339  (7,210)
Less: Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest 807  1,111  1,434  911 
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc.$9,050 $7,216 $6,905 $(8,121)
        
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding 34,001  33,403  33,795  33,367 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding 34,500  33,693  34,502  33,367 
        
Basic net income (loss) per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$0.27 $0.42 $0.20 $(0.24)
Diluted net income (loss) per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$0.26 $0.42 $0.20 $(0.24)
        
Reconciliation of net income (loss) available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders       
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc.$9,050 $7,216 $6,905 $(8,121)
Excess portion of redeemable noncontrolling interest redemption value adjustment -  6,800  -  - 
Net income (loss) available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$9,050 $14,016 $6,905 $(8,121)
        


Vera Bradley, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
    
    
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
 July 31,
2021
 August 1,
2020
Cash flows from operating activities   
Net income (loss)$8,339  $(7,210)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:   
Depreciation of property, plant, and equipment 4,514   8,380 
Amortization of operating right-of-use assets 10,026   10,843 
Impairment charges -   3,806 
Amortization of intangible assets 1,537   4,714 
Provision for doubtful accounts 26   1,622 
Stock-based compensation 3,372   1,310 
Deferred income taxes 236   1,760 
Loss on investments -   13 
Adjustment of earn-out liability -   229 
Other non-cash gain, net (45)  (22)
Changes in assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable (2,380)  (6,631)
Inventories (6,632)  (12,613)
Prepaid expenses and other assets 2,153   (4,703)
Accounts payable 2,696   7,070 
Income taxes 762   (6,193)
Operating lease liabilities, net (13,202)  (7,726)
Accrued and other liabilities 5,085   5,274 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 16,487   (77)
    
Cash flows from investing activities    
Purchases of property, plant, and equipment (2,281)  (4,272)
Purchases of investments -   (851)
Proceeds from maturities and sales of investments 565   23,031 
Cash received for business acquisition -   993 
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment 45   - 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (1,671)  18,901 
    
Cash flows from financing activities    
Tax withholdings for equity compensation (2,350)  (555)
Repurchase of common stock -   (3,077)
Distributions to redeemable noncontrolling interest (879)  (875)
Borrowings under asset-based revolving credit agreement -   60,000 
Repayment of borrowings under asset-based revolving credit agreement -   (30,000)
Payment of contingent consideration for business acquisition -   (18,677)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (3,229)  6,816 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (9)  11 
    
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents$11,578  $25,651 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 64,175   49,917 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$75,753  $75,568 
    


Vera Bradley, Inc.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2022
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended July 31, 2021
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
Gross profit$80,361  $-  $80,361 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 68,729   768 1 67,961 
Operating income (loss) 12,648   (768)  13,416 
Income (loss) before income taxes 12,529   (768)  13,297 
Income tax expense (benefit) 2,672   (130)  2,802 
Net income (loss) 9,857   (638)  10,495 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest 807   (192)  999 
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc. 9,050   (446)  9,496 
Diluted net income (loss) per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$0.26  $(0.01) $0.28 
      
Vera Bradley Direct segment operating income$23,168  $-  $23,168 
Vera Bradley Indirect segment operating income$5,601  $-  $5,601 
Pura Vida segment operating income (loss)$3,226  $(768)1$3,994 
Unallocated corporate expenses$(19,347) $-  $(19,347)
      
1Includes the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets
      


Vera Bradley, Inc.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2021
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Thirteen Weeks Ended August 1, 2020
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
 As Reported Redemption Value
Adjustment6
 Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
Gross profit$79,621  $- $-  $79,621 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 62,155   -  3,552 1 58,603 
Operating income (loss) 17,499   -  (3,552)  21,051 
Income (loss) before income taxes 17,014   -  (3,552)  20,566 
Income tax expense 8,687   -  677 2 8,010 
Net income (loss) 8,327   -  (4,229)  12,556 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest 1,111   -  (568)  1,679 
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc. 7,216   -  (3,661)  10,877 
Diluted net income (loss) per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$0.42  $0.20 $(0.11) $0.32 
        
Vera Bradley Direct segment operating income (loss)$22,822  $- $(970)3$23,792 
Vera Bradley Indirect segment operating income$6,477  $- $-  $6,477 
Pura Vida segment operating income (loss)$4,445  $- $(2,274)4$6,719 
Unallocated corporate expenses$(16,245) $- $(308)5$(15,937)
        
1Items include $2,274 for the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets and $1,278 for technology-related re-platforming charges including certain professional fees and accelerated depreciation
2Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above, along with a change in estimate related to the first quarter other items
3Related to $970 for technology re-platforming charges
4Related to the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets
5Related to $308 for technology re-platforming charges
6Related to a $6.8 million increase in the income available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders associated with the excess portion of the ASC 480 adjustment for the redeemable noncontrolling interest of Pura Vida;
this adjustment impacts the Company’s net income per share calculations only
        


Vera Bradley, Inc.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Twenty-Six Weeks Ended July 31, 2021
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
Gross profit$139,525  $-  $139,525 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 129,625   1,537 1 128,088 
Operating income (loss) 10,689   (1,537)  12,226 
Income (loss) before income taxes 10,480   (1,537)  12,017 
Income tax expense (benefit) 2,141   (293)  2,434 
Net income (loss) 8,339   (1,244)  9,583 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest 1,434   (384)  1,818 
Net income (loss) attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc. 6,905   (860)  7,765 
Diluted net income (loss) per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$0.20  $(0.02) $0.23 
      
Vera Bradley Direct segment operating income$34,028  $-  $34,028 
Vera Bradley Indirect segment operating income$10,062  $-  $10,062 
Pura Vida segment operating income (loss)$5,734  $(1,537)1$7,271 
Unallocated corporate expenses$(39,135) $-  $(39,135)
      
1Includes the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets
      


Vera Bradley, Inc.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Twenty-Six Weeks Ended August 1, 2020
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
 As Reported Other Items Non-GAAP
(Excluding Items)
Gross profit (loss)$113,809  $(1,320)1$115,129 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 121,937   11,700 2 110,237 
Operating (loss) income (8,075)  (13,020)  4,945 
(Loss) income before income taxes (8,632)  (13,020)  4,388 
Income tax (benefit) expense (1,422)  (3,053)3 1,631 
Net (loss) income (7,210)  (9,967)  2,757 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest 911   (1,178)  2,089 
Net (loss) income attributable to Vera Bradley, Inc. (8,121)  (8,789)  668 
Diluted net (loss) income per share available to Vera Bradley, Inc. common shareholders$(0.24) $(0.26) $0.02 
      
Vera Bradley Direct segment operating income (loss)$11,857  $(6,842)4$18,699 
Vera Bradley Indirect segment operating income (loss)$9,233  $(387)5$9,620 
Pura Vida segment operating income (loss)$3,644  $(4,714)6$8,358 
Unallocated corporate expenses$(32,809) $(1,077)7$(31,732)
      
1Related to charges for the cancellation of certain purchase orders as a result of COVID-19
2Items include $4,714 for the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets; $3,806 for store impairment charges; $2,738 for technology-related re-platforming charges including certain professional fees and accelerated depreciation; $229 for an adjustment upon payment of the earn-out liability; and $213 in certain department store exit costs as a result of COVID-19
3Related to the tax impact of the charges mentioned above
4Related to $3,806 for impairment charges; $1,146 for an allocation of charges for the cancellation of purchase orders; and $1,890 for technology re-platforming charges
5Related to $213 in certain department store exit costs and $174 for an allocation of charges for the cancellation of purchase orders
6Related to the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets
7Related to $848 for technology re-platforming charges and $229 for an adjustment upon payment of the earn-out liability
      

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