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SUPERVALU Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2017 Results
  • Fourth quarter net earnings from continuing operations of $6 million; adjusted EBITDA of $124 million
  • Fourth quarter net earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.02; adjusted earnings per share of $0.13
  • Completion of Save-A-Lot sale in fourth quarter strengthened balance sheet
  • Agreement to acquire Unified Grocers announced in April 2017
  • Total outstanding debt and pension obligation reduced by $1.04 billion and $248 million, respectively, in fiscal 2017

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 25, 2017-- SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today reported fourth quarter fiscal 2017 consolidated net sales of $2.91 billion and net earnings from continuing operations of $6 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, which included $32 million in after-tax charges and costs related to an asset impairment charge, unamortized financing cost charges and a pension settlement charge. When adjusted for these items, fourth quarter fiscal 2017 net earnings from continuing operations were $38 million, or $0.13 per diluted share.

Net earnings from continuing operations for last year’s fourth quarter were $30 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, which included $9 million in after-tax charges and costs related to debt refinancing charges and store closure charges and costs. When adjusted for these items, fourth quarter fiscal 2016 net earnings from continuing operations were $39 million, or $0.14 per diluted share.

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, SUPERVALU completed the sale of its Save-A-Lot business. The results of operations, financial position and cash flows of the Save-A-Lot business are presented as discontinued operations for all periods, and SUPERVALU's results from continuing operations no longer include the sales, operating earnings, net earnings, and adjusted EBITDA from Save-A-Lot. Certain costs previously charged to Save-A-Lot are included in SUPERVALU's results from continuing operations and now relate to performing under the services agreement entered into with Save-A-Lot. For comparability purposes, management includes a pro forma adjustment to its adjusted EBITDA that reflects the fees SUPERVALU expects to recognize under the services agreement for the applicable periods prior to the sale. [See tables 1-6 for a reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP (adjusted) results appearing in this release.]

"We finished fiscal 2017 with momentum in our Wholesale business and an improved balance sheet resulting from the sale of Save-A-Lot,” said President and CEO Mark Gross. “I’m very excited about our agreement to acquire Unified Grocers as it brings together two great companies to create one of the nation’s leading grocery wholesale organizations. At the same time, we are working to fundamentally improve the shopping experience in our retail stores and with new leadership and renewed passion we are focused on changing our operating results. I remain optimistic for growth and believe strongly in the path our team is pursuing to achieve it.”

Fourth Quarter Results - Continuing Operations

Fourth quarter net sales were $2.91 billion compared to $2.89 billion last year, an increase of $16 million or 0.6 percent. Total net sales within the Wholesale segment increased 3.0 percent. Retail identical store sales were negative 5.8 percent. Fees earned under services agreements in the fourth quarter were $42 million compared to $44 million last year.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter was $435 million, or 15.0 percent of net sales. Last year’s fourth quarter gross profit was $431 million, or 14.9 percent of net sales. The gross profit rate increase compared to last year is primarily driven by higher gross margins and vendor allowances as well as lower inventory shrink costs.

Selling and administrative expenses in the fourth quarter were $400 million and included a $41 million asset impairment charge and a $1 million pension settlement charge. When adjusted for these items, selling and administrative expenses were $358 million, or 12.3 percent of net sales. Selling and administrative expenses in last year’s fourth quarter were $356 million and included $6 million of store closure charges and costs. When adjusted for these items, last year's selling and administrative expenses were $350 million, or 12.1 percent of net sales. The increase in the adjusted selling and administrative expenses rate compared to last year was primarily driven by higher employee costs, partially offset by lower pension expense.

Net interest expense for the fourth quarter was $40 million which included $12 million in unamortized financing cost charges. When adjusted for this item, net interest expense was $28 million. Last year's fourth quarter net interest expense was $47 million which included $10 million in debt refinancing costs and unamortized financing cost charges. When adjusted for these items, last year's fourth quarter interest expense was $37 million. The decrease in adjusted net interest expense was primarily driven by lower outstanding debt balances associated with the use of proceeds from the sale of Save-A-Lot.

Income tax benefit was $9 million for the fourth quarter compared to $0 million in last year’s fourth quarter. The fourth quarter of both years included discrete items that impacted the effective tax rate.

Wholesale

Fourth quarter Wholesale net sales were $1.79 billion, compared to $1.74 billion last year, an increase of 3.0 percent. The net sales increase is primarily due to sales to new customers and increased sales from new stores operated by existing customers, partially offset by stores from the prior year no longer being supplied by the Company.

Wholesale operating earnings in the fourth quarter were $64 million, or 3.6 percent of net sales. Last year’s Wholesale operating earnings in the fourth quarter were $50 million, or 2.9 percent of net sales. The increase in Wholesale operating earnings was driven by higher gross margins and vendor allowances.

Retail

Fourth quarter Retail net sales were $1.07 billion, compared to $1.11 billion last year, a decrease of 3.2 percent. The net sales decrease reflects negative identical store sales of 5.8 percent, partially offset by sales from acquired and new stores.

Retail operating loss in the fourth quarter was $27 million and included a $41 million asset impairment charge. When adjusted for this item, Retail operating earnings were $14 million, or 1.3 percent of net sales. Last year’s Retail operating earnings in the fourth quarter were $30 million, or 2.7 percent of net sales. The decrease in Retail operating earnings, as adjusted, was driven by the impact of lower sales and higher employee costs partially due to acquired and new stores.

Corporate

Fourth quarter fees earned under services agreements were $42 million compared to $44 million last year.

Net Corporate operating loss in the fourth quarter was $2 million and included $1 million of costs related to a pension settlement charge. When adjusted for this item, net Corporate operating loss was $1 million. Last year’s fourth quarter net Corporate operating loss was $5 million and included $6 million in store closure charges and costs. When adjusted for this item, last year's net Corporate operating income was $1 million. The decrease in net Corporate operating earnings, as adjusted, was primarily driven by higher employee costs, partially offset by lower pension expense.

Discontinued Operations

Fiscal 2017 included a $577 million after-tax gain on the sale of Save-A-Lot, recorded in Income from discontinued operations, net of tax.

Cash Flows - Continuing Operations

Fiscal 2017 net cash flows provided by operating activities of continuing operations were $308 million, compared to $245 million last year, primarily reflecting lower levels of cash utilized toward operating assets and liabilities. Fiscal 2017 net cash flows used in investing activities of continuing operations were $198 million, compared to $187 million last year, primarily reflecting an increase in capital spending. Fiscal 2017 net cash flows used in financing activities of continuing operations were $1,106 million, compared to $192 million last year, primarily reflecting the required debt prepayments as part of the Save-A-Lot sale.

Conference Call ­­­

A conference call to review the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2017 results is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. central time today. The call will be webcast live at www.supervaluinvestors.com (click on microphone icon). A replay of the call will be archived at www.supervaluinvestors.com. To access the website replay, go to the "Investors" link and click on "Presentations and Webcasts."

About SUPERVALU INC.

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $12 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,363 stores including 1,902 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business and 217 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners in six geographic regions (store counts as of February 25, 2017). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 29,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

 
 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS RELEVANT TO FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF “SAFE HARBOR” PROVISIONS OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995.

 

Except for the historical and factual information, the matters set forth in this news release and related conference call, particularly those pertaining to SUPERVALU’s expectations, guidance, or future operating results, and other statements identified by words such as “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “outlook” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including competition, ability to execute operations and initiatives, ability to realize benefits from acquisitions and dispositions, ability to grow sales, reliance on the wholesale customers' performance, failure to perform services, wind down of the Company’s relationships with Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s, Inc., ability to maintain or increase margins or identical store sales, restrictive covenants from indebtedness, labor relations issues, escalating costs of providing employee benefits, intrusions to and disruption of information technology systems, changes in military business, adequacy of insurance, asset impairment charges, fluctuations in our common stock price, impact of economic conditions, commodity pricing, severe weather, disruption to supply chain and distribution network, governmental regulation, food and drug safety issues, legal proceedings, pharmacy reimbursement and health care financing, intellectual property protection, and other risk factors relating to our business or industry as detailed from time to time in SUPERVALU's reports filed with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. Unless legally required, SUPERVALU undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
 
SUPERVALU INC. and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except percent and per share data)
       
Fourth Quarter Ended Fiscal Year Ended

February 25, 2017

   

February 27, 2016

February 25, 2017

   

February 27, 2016

(12 weeks) (12 weeks) (52 weeks) (52 weeks)
Net sales $ 2,907     100.0 % $ 2,891     100.0 % $ 12,480     100.0 % $ 12,907     100.0 %
Cost of sales   2,472   85.0     2,460   85.1     10,693   85.7     11,033   85.5  
Gross profit 435 15.0 431 14.9 1,787 14.3 1,874 14.5
Selling and administrative expenses(1) 400 13.7 356 12.3 1,589 12.7 1,570 12.2
Goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges(1)               15   0.1     6    
Operating earnings 35 1.2 75 2.6 183 1.5 298 2.3
Interest expense, net(1) 40 1.3 47 1.6 181 1.4 195 1.5
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates   (2 )     (2 )     (5 )     (5 )  
(Loss) earnings from continuing operations before income taxes(1) (3 ) (0.1 ) 30 1.0 7 0.1 108 0.8
Income tax (benefit) provision   (9 ) (0.3 )         (20 ) (0.2 )   24   0.2  
Net earnings from continuing operations(1) 6 0.2 30 1.0 27 0.2 84 0.6
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   594   20.5     24   0.9     627   5.0     102   0.8  
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests 600 20.7 54 1.9 654 5.2 186 1.4
Less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1 )     (2 ) (0.1 )   (4 )     (8 ) (0.1 )
Net earnings attributable to SUPERVALU INC. $ 599   20.6 % $ 52   1.8 % $ 650   5.2 % $ 178   1.4 %
 
Basic net earnings per share attributable to SUPERVALU INC.:
Continuing operations $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.29
Discontinued operations $ 2.23 $ 0.09 $ 2.37 $ 0.39
Basic net earnings per share $ 2.25 $ 0.20 $ 2.45 $ 0.68
Diluted net earnings per share attributable to SUPERVALU INC.:
Continuing operations(2) $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.28
Discontinued operations $ 2.21 $ 0.09 $ 2.34 $ 0.38
Diluted net earnings per share $ 2.23 $ 0.20 $ 2.43 $ 0.66
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic 267 264 265 263
Diluted 269 267 268 268
 

(1)

  Results from continuing operations for the fourth quarter ended February 25, 2017 include net charges and costs of $54 before tax ($32 after tax, or $0.11 per diluted share), composed of an asset impairment charge of $41 before tax ($25 after tax, or $0.09 per diluted share) and a pension settlement charge of $1 before tax ($0 after tax, or $0.00 per diluted share) within Selling and administrative expenses, and unamortized financing cost charges of $12 before tax ($7 after tax, or $0.02 per diluted share) within Interest expense, net.
 

Results from continuing operations for the fourth quarter ended February 27, 2016 include net charges and costs of $16 before tax ($9 after tax, or $0.04 per diluted share), comprised of debt refinancing costs of $6 before tax ($4 after tax, or $0.02 per diluted share) and unamortized financing cost charges of $4 before tax ($2 after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share) included within Interest expense, net, and store closure charges and costs of $6 before tax ($3 after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share) included within Selling and administrative expenses.

 

Results from continuing operations for the year ended February 25, 2017 include net charges and costs of $110 before tax ($56 after tax, or $0.20 per diluted share), comprised of pension settlement charges of $42 before tax ($24 after tax, or $0.09 per diluted share), an asset impairment charge of $41 before tax ($25 after tax, or $0.09 per diluted share) and store closure charges and costs of $5 before tax ($4 after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share), offset in part by a supply agreement termination fee of $9 before tax ($6 after tax, or $0.02 per diluted share), a sales and use tax refund of $2 before tax ($1 after tax, or $0.00 per diluted share), and severance benefits of $1 before tax ($1 after tax, or $0.00 per diluted share) within Selling and administrative expenses, a goodwill impairment charge of $15 before tax ($9 after tax, or $0.03 per diluted share) within Goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges, and unamortized financing cost charges of $17 before tax ($10 after tax, or $0.03 per diluted share), and debt refinancing costs of $2 before tax ($1 after tax, or $0.00 per diluted share) within Interest expense, net.

 

Results from continuing operations for the year ended February 27, 2016 include net charges and costs of $29 before tax ($17 after tax, or $0.06 per diluted share), comprised of store closure charges and costs of $7 before tax ($4 after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share), an intangible asset impairment charge of $6 before tax ($4 after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share) and severance costs of $6 before tax ($3 after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share) included within Selling and administrative expenses, and debt refinancing costs of $6 before tax ($4 after tax, or $0.02 per diluted share) and unamortized financing cost charges of $4 before tax ($2 after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share) included within Interest expense, net.

 
 
SUPERVALU INC. and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except percent data)
       
Fourth Quarter Ended Fiscal Year Ended
February 25,     February 27, February 25,     February 27,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(12 weeks) (12 weeks) (52 weeks) (52 weeks)
Net sales
Wholesale $ 1,793 $ 1,740 $ 7,705 $ 7,935
% of total 61.7 % 60.2 % 61.7 % 61.5 %
Retail 1,072 1,107 4,596 4,769
% of total 36.9 % 38.3 % 36.8 % 36.9 %
Corporate 42 44 179 203
% of total   1.4 %   1.5 %   1.5 %   1.6 %
Total net sales $ 2,907 $ 2,891 $ 12,480 $ 12,907
  100.0 %   100.0 %   100.0 %   100.0 %
Operating earnings
Wholesale(1) $ 64 $ 50 $ 238 $ 230
% of Wholesale sales 3.6 % 2.9 % 3.1 % 2.9 %
Retail(2) (27 ) 30 (45 ) 94
% of Retail sales (2.6 )% 2.7 % (1.0 )% 2.0 %
Corporate(3)   (2 )   (5 )   (10 )   (26 )
Total operating earnings 35 75 183 298
% of total net sales 1.2 % 2.6 % 1.5 % 2.3 %
Interest expense, net(4) 40 47 181 195
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates   (2 )   (2 )   (5 )   (5 )
(Loss) earnings from continuing operations before income taxes (3 ) 30 7 108
Income tax (benefit) provision   (9 )       (20 )   24  
Net earnings from continuing operations 6 30 27 84
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   594     24     627     102  
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests 600 54 654 186
Less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1 )   (2 )   (4 )   (8 )
Net earnings attributable to SUPERVALU INC. $ 599   $ 52   $ 650   $ 178  
 
LIFO (credit) charge
Wholesale $ (1 ) $ (1 ) $ $ 1
Retail   (1 )   (2 )   1     2  
Total LIFO (credit) charge $ (2 ) $ (3 ) $ 1   $ 3  
Depreciation and amortization
Wholesale $ 14 $ 12 $ 54 $ 49
Retail 31 35 145 153
Corporate   3     2     8     8  
Total depreciation and amortization $ 48   $ 49   $ 207   $ 210  
 
(1)     Wholesale operating earnings for the fiscal year ended February 25, 2017 include a supply agreement termination fee of $9. Wholesale operating earnings for the fiscal year ended February 27, 2016 include an intangible asset impairment charge of $6.

(2)

Retail operating loss for the fourth quarter ended February 25, 2017 includes an asset impairment charge of $41. Retail operating loss for the fiscal year ended February 25, 2017 includes an asset impairment charge of $41, a goodwill impairment charge of $15 and store closure charges and costs of $5. Retail operating earnings for the fiscal year ended February 27, 2016 include store closure charges and costs of $1.

(3)

Corporate operating loss for the fourth quarter ended February 25, 2017 includes a pension settlement charge of $1. Corporate operating loss for the fourth quarter ended February 27, 2016 includes store closure charges and costs of $6. Corporate operating loss for the fiscal year ended February 25, 2017 includes pension settlement charges of $42, offset in part by a sales and use tax refund of $2 and a severance benefit of $1. Corporate operating loss for the fiscal year ended February 27, 2016 includes severance costs of $6 and store closure charges and costs of $6.

(4)

Interest expense, net for the fourth quarter ended February 25, 2017 includes unamortized financing cost charges of $12. Interest expense, net for the fiscal year ended February 25, 2017 includes unamortized financing cost charges of $17 and debt refinancing costs of $2. Interest expense, net for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 27, 2016 includes debt refinancing costs of $6 and unamortized financing costs charges of $4.

 
 
SUPERVALU INC. and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except par value data)
       
February 25, February 27,
2017 2016
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 332 $ 42
Receivables, net 386 406
Inventories, net 764 738
Other current assets 59 73
Current assets of discontinued operations       376  
Total current assets 1,541 1,635
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,004 1,021
Goodwill 710 725
Intangible assets, net 39 47
Deferred tax assets 165 238
Other assets 121 91
Long-term assets of discontinued operations       613  
Total assets $ 3,580   $ 4,370  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 881 $ 829
Accrued vacation, compensation and benefits 150 148
Current maturities of long-term debt and capital lease obligations 26 123
Other current liabilities 172 126
Current liabilities of discontinued operations       346  
Total current liabilities 1,229 1,572
Long-term debt 1,263 2,197
Long-term capital lease obligations 186 194
Pension and other postretirement benefit obligations 322 578
Long-term tax liabilities 63 75
Other long-term liabilities 134 145
Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations 42
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity (deficit)
Common stock, $0.01 par value: 400 shares authorized; 268 and 266 shares issued, respectively 3 3
Capital in excess of par value 2,828 2,808
Treasury stock, at cost, 0 and 1 shares, respectively (2 ) (5 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (278 ) (422 )
Accumulated deficit   (2,175 )   (2,825 )
Total SUPERVALU INC. stockholders’ equity (deficit) 376 (441 )
Noncontrolling interests   7     8  
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)   383     (433 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit) $ 3,580   $ 4,370  
 
 
SUPERVALU INC. and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
   
Fiscal Year Ended
February 25, 2017     February 27, 2016
(52 weeks) (52 weeks)
Cash flows from operating activities
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests $ 654 $ 186
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   627     102  
Net earnings from continuing operations 27 84
Adjustments to reconcile Net earnings from continuing operations to Net cash provided by operating activities—continuing operations:
Goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges 15 6
Asset impairment and other charges 47 8
Loss on debt extinguishment 19 10
Net gain on sale of assets and exits of surplus leases (1 ) (2 )
Depreciation and amortization 207 210
LIFO charge 1 3
Deferred income taxes 2 1
Stock-based compensation 18 22
Net pension and other postretirement benefits costs 18 34
Contributions to pension and other postretirement benefit plans (62 ) (40 )
Other adjustments 3 20
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from business combinations:
Receivables 27 22
Inventories (18 ) (52 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 36 (33 )
Income taxes (23 ) (8 )
Other changes in operating assets and liabilities   (8 )   (40 )
Net cash provided by operating activities—continuing operations 308 245
Net cash provided by operating activities—discontinued operations   53     179  
Net cash provided by operating activities   361     424  
Cash flows from investing activities
Proceeds from sale of assets 4 2
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (182 ) (158 )
Payments for business acquisition (19 ) (7 )
Other   (1 )   (24 )
Net cash used in investing activities—continuing operations (198 ) (187 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities—discontinued operations   1,219     (101 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   1,021     (288 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of debt 218 138
Proceeds from the sale of common stock 3 10
Payments of debt and capital lease obligations (1,315 ) (320 )
Payments for debt financing costs (6 ) (9 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests (7 ) (10 )
Dividends paid
Other   1     (1 )
Net cash used in financing activities—continuing operations (1,106 ) (192 )
Net cash used in financing activities—discontinued operations   (1 )   (1 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (1,107 )   (193 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 275 (57 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   57     114  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 332 $ 57
Less cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations at end of year       (15 )
Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations at end of year $ 332   $ 42  
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
Supervalu’s non-cash activities were as follows:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment included in Accounts payable $ 33 $ 28
Capital lease asset additions $ 17 $ 20
Interest and income taxes paid:
Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized $ 156 $ 176
Income taxes (refunded) paid, net $ 24 $ 91
 

SUPERVALU INC. and Subsidiaries
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)

SUPERVALU INC.'s consolidated financial statements are prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The measures and items identified below, and the adjusted Selling and administrative expenses, are provided as a supplement to our consolidated financial statements and should not be considered an alternative to any GAAP measure of performance or liquidity. The presentation of these financial measures and items is not intended to be a substitute for or be superior to any financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. Certain adjustments to our GAAP financial measures exclude certain items that are recurring in nature and may be reflected in our financial results for the foreseeable future. These measurements and items may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. All measurements are provided as a reconciliation from a GAAP measurement. Management believes the measurements and items identified below are important measures of business performance that provide investors and financial institutions with useful supplemental information. SUPERVALU utilizes certain non-GAAP measures to analyze underlying core business trends to understand operating performance. In addition, management utilizes certain non-GAAP measures as a compensation performance measure. The items below should be reviewed in conjunction with SUPERVALU INC.'s financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, as reported in SUPERVALU's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 25, 2017.

 

RECONCILIATIONS OF (LOSS) EARNINGS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS TO EARNINGS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS AFTER ADJUSTMENTS

           
Table 1
Fourth Quarter Ended February 25, 2017

Diluted

(Loss) earnings

Earnings After

Earnings Per

(In millions, except per share data) Before Tax

Tax

Share

Continuing operations $ (3 ) $ 6 $ 0.02
Adjustments:
Asset impairment charge 41 25 0.09
Unamortized financing cost charges 12 7 0.02
Pension settlement charge   1          
Continuing operations after adjustments $ 51   $ 38   $ 0.13  
 
Table 2
Fiscal Year Ended February 25, 2017

Diluted

Earnings

Earnings After

Earnings Per

(In millions, except per share data) Before Tax

Tax

Share

Continuing operations $ 7 $ 27 $ 0.09
Adjustments:
Pension settlement charges 42 24 0.09
Asset impairment charge 41 25 0.09
Unamortized financing cost charges 17 10 0.03
Goodwill impairment charge 15 9 0.03
Store closure charges and costs 5 4 0.01
Debt refinancing costs 2 1
Supply agreement termination fee (9 ) (6 ) (0.02 )
Deferred income tax benefit (9 ) (0.03 )
Sales and use tax refund (2 ) (1 )
Severance costs   (1 )   (1 )    
Continuing operations after adjustments $ 117   $ 83   $ 0.29  
 
Table 3
Fourth Quarter Ended February 27, 2016

Diluted

Earnings

Earnings After

Earnings Per

(In millions, except per share data) Before Tax

Tax

Share

Continuing operations $ 30 $ 30 $ 0.10
Adjustments:
Store closure charges and costs 6 3 0.01
Debt refinancing costs 6 4 0.02
Unamortized financing cost charges   4     2     0.01  
Continuing operations after adjustments $ 46   $ 39   $ 0.14  
 
Table 4
Fiscal Year Ended February 27, 2016

Diluted

Earnings

Earnings After

Earnings Per

(In millions, except per share data) Before Tax

Tax

Share

Continuing operations $ 108 $ 84 $ 0.28
Adjustments:
Store closure charges and costs 7 4 0.01
Severance costs 6 3 0.01
Intangible asset impairment charge 6 4 0.01
Debt refinancing costs 6 4 0.02
Unamortized financing cost charges   4     2     0.01  
Continuing operations after adjustments $ 137   $ 101   $ 0.34  
 
 
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET EARNINGS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA AND PRO FORMA ADJUSTED EBITDA
           
Table 5
Fourth Quarter Ended Fiscal Year Ended
February 25,     February 27, February 25, February 27,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(In millions) (12 weeks) (12 weeks) (52 weeks) (52 weeks)
Results of operations, as reported
Net earnings from continuing operations $ 6 $ 30 $ 27 $ 84
Income tax (benefit) provision (9 ) (20 ) 24
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates (2 ) (2 ) (5 ) (5 )
Interest expense, net   40     47     181     195  
Total operating earnings $ 35   $ 75   $ 183   $ 298  
Add Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates 2 2 5 5
Less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests (1 ) (2 ) (4 ) (8 )
Depreciation and amortization 48 49 207 210
LIFO charge (2 ) (3 ) 1 3
Pension settlement charges 1 42
Asset impairment charge 41 41
Goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges 15 6
Store closure charges and costs 6 5 7
Severance (benefit) cost (1 ) 6
Sales and use tax refund (2 )
Supply agreement termination fee           (9 )    
Adjusted EBITDA(1) $ 124   $ 127   $ 483   $ 527  
Pro forma adjustments:
Net sales(2) 8 33 47
Cost of sales(3)       (2 )   (9 )   (17 )
Total pro forma adjustments       6     24     30  
Pro forma adjusted EBITDA $ 124   $ 133   $ 507   $ 557  
 
(1)     The Company's measure of adjusted EBITDA includes SUPERVALU INC.'s operating earnings (loss), as reported, plus depreciation and amortization, LIFO charge, equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates and certain adjustment items as determined by management, and less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests.
 

(2)

This adjustment reflects (1) the fees that the Company expects to recognize in connection with performing services for Save-A-Lot under the services agreement entered into with Save-A-Lot on December 5, 2016 (the "Services Agreement") and (2) Wholesale distribution sales to Save-A-Lot pursuant to a customer agreement between the Company and Save-A-Lot that had historically been intercompany sales. Actual Services Agreement fees are subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms of the Services Agreement including for changes in service levels. This adjustment only applies to time periods prior to the sale of Save-A-Lot on December 5, 2016.

 

(3)

This adjustment reflects the Cost of sales related to Wholesale’s distribution to Save-A-Lot, which was previously eliminated on an intercompany basis. No adjustment for expenses related to the Services Agreement has been included within Cost of sales because the shared service center costs incurred to support back office functions related to the Services Agreement represent administrative overhead costs that have been included within Selling and administrative expenses within the Company’s historical consolidated financial statements. This adjustment only applies to time periods prior to the sale of Save-A-Lot on December 5, 2016.

 
 
RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING EARNINGS FROM CONSOLIDATED SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION AS REPORTED TO SUPPLEMENTALLY PROVIDED ADJUSTED EBITDA AND PRO FORMA ADJUSTED EBITDA
       
Table 6
Fourth Quarter Ended Fiscal Year Ended

February 25,

   

February 27,

February 25,

   

February 27,

2017 2016 2017 2016
(In millions) (12 weeks) (12 weeks) (52 weeks) (52 weeks)
Results of operations, as reported:
Net earnings from continuing operations $ 6 $ 30 $ 27 $ 84
Income tax provision (9 ) (20 ) 24
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates (2 ) (2 ) (5 ) (5 )
Interest expense, net   40     47     181     195  
Total operating earnings $ 35   $ 75   $ 183   $ 298  
Reconciliation of segment operating earnings to total operating earnings, as reported
Wholesale operating earnings $ 64 $ 50 $ 238 $ 230
Retail operating (loss) earnings (27 ) 30 (45 ) 94
Corporate operating loss   (2 )   (5 )   (10 )   (26 )
Total operating earnings $ 35   $ 75   $ 183   $ 298  
Reconciliation of segment operating earnings, as reported, to segment Adjusted EBITDA and consolidated pro forma adjusted EBITDA:
Wholesale operating earnings, as reported $ 64 $ 50 $ 238 $ 230
Adjustments:
Supply agreement termination fee (9 )
Intangible asset impairment charge               6  
Wholesale operating earnings, as adjusted 64 50 229 236
Wholesale depreciation and amortization 14 12 54 49
LIFO (credit) charge   (1 )   (1 )       1  
Wholesale adjusted EBITDA(1) $ 77   $ 61   $ 283   $ 286  
 
Retail operating (loss) earnings, as reported $ (27 ) $ 30 $ (45 ) $ 94
Adjustments:
Asset impairment charge 41 41
Goodwill impairment charge 15
Store closure charges and costs           5     1  
Retail operating earnings, as adjusted 14 30 16 95
Retail depreciation and amortization 31 35 145 153
LIFO (credit) charge (1 ) (2 ) 1 2
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates 2 2 5 5
Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1 )   (2 )   (4 )   (8 )
Retail adjusted EBITDA(1) $ 45   $ 63   $ 163   $ 247  
 
Corporate operating (loss) earnings, as reported $ (2 ) $ (5 ) $ (10 ) $ (26 )
Adjustments:
Pension settlement charges 1 42
Sales and use tax refund (2 )
Severance costs (1 ) 6
Store closure charges and costs     6         6  
Corporate operating (loss) earnings, as adjusted (1 ) 1 29 (14 )
Corporate depreciation and amortization   3     2     8     8  
Corporate adjusted EBITDA(1) $ 2   $ 3   $ 37   $ (6 )
Total adjusted EBITDA(1) $ 124   $ 127   $ 483   $ 527  
Pro forma adjustments:
Net sales(2) 8 33 47
Cost of sales(3)       (2 )   (9 )   (17 )
Total Pro forma adjustments       6     24     30  
Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA $ 124   $ 133   $ 507   $ 557  
 
(1)     The Company's measure of adjusted EBITDA includes SUPERVALU INC.'s segment operating earnings (loss), as reported, plus depreciation and amortization, LIFO charge, equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates and certain adjustment items as determined by management, and less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests.
 

(2)

This adjustment reflects (1) the fees that the Company expects to recognize in connection with performing services for Save-A-Lot under the Services Agreement and (2) Wholesale distribution sales to Save-A-Lot pursuant to a customer agreement between the Company and Save-A-Lot that had historically been intercompany sales. Actual Services Agreement fees are subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms of the Services Agreement including for changes in service levels. This adjustment only applies to time periods prior to the sale of Save-A-Lot on December 5, 2016.

 

(3)

This adjustment reflects the Cost of sales related to Wholesale’s distribution to Save-A-Lot, which was previously eliminated on an intercompany basis. No adjustment for expenses related to the Services Agreement has been included within Cost of sales because the shared service center costs incurred to support back office functions related to the Services Agreement represent administrative overhead costs that have been included within Selling and administrative expenses within the Company’s historical consolidated financial statements. This adjustment only applies to time periods prior to the sale of Save-A-Lot on December 5, 2016.

 

Source: SUPERVALU INC.

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