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Books-A-Million, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results

August 28, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Books-A-Million, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAMM) today announced financial results for the 13-week and 26-week periods ended August 2, 2014. Revenue for the 13-week period ended August 2, 2014 decreased 0.5% to $108.3 million, compared with revenue of $108.8 million in the year earlier period. Comparable store sales for the second quarter increased 0.1% compared with the 13-week period in the prior year. Net loss attributable to Books-A-Million for the second quarter was $3.0 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $9.1 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the year earlier period.

For the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014, revenue decreased 0.1% to $212.1 million from revenue of $212.4 million in the year earlier period. Comparable store sales declined 1.2% compared with the same period in the prior year. For the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014, net loss attributable to Books-A-Million was $8.6 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $12.8 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, in the year earlier period.

The results for the 13-week and 26-week periods ended August 3, 2013 include higher income tax expense due to the recording of a non-cash valuation allowance and the reversal of previously recorded income tax benefits. Current year results reflect the full valuation allowance that has been established against deferred tax assets.

Commenting on the results, Terrance G. Finley, Chief Executive Officer and President, said, “In our BAM! retail stores, the continued improvement in our core book business was a key driver of our performance. The teen and children’s book business was particularly strong, led by the positive impact of media, particularly movie related tie-ins such as John Green’s Fault In Our Stars, and Disney’s Frozen. In addition we had a broad group of merchandise categories showing stronger results for the quarter. These included bargain books, general merchandise including gifts and toys, media, and our cafes. As for our 2nd and Charles buy-sell-trade stores, we opened our twentieth location in Charlotte, NC. Lastly, in our Real Estate segment, we added our fourth shopping center located in Jacksonville, FL and have made notable development progress at our Gardendale, AL center.”

ABOUT BOOKS-A-MILLION, INC.

Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at www.booksamillion.com. The Company presently operates 260 stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million (BAM!), Books & Co. and 2nd & Charles and traditional bookstores operating under the names Bookland and Books-A-Million. Also included in the Company’s retail operations is the operation of Yogurt Mountain Holding, LLC, a retailer and franchisor of self-serve frozen yogurt stores with 44 locations. The Company also develops and manages commercial real estate investments through its subsidiary, Preferred Growth Properties, which presently include four retail shopping centers. The common stock of Books-A-Million, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol BAMM. For more information, visit the Company’s corporate website at www.booksamillioninc.com.

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BOOKS-A-MILLION, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Financial Highlights

(In thousands, except per share data)

 
 
    Thirteen Weeks Ended     Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
August 2, 2014     August 3, 2013August 2, 2014     August 3, 2013
(a) (a)
Revenue
Net sales $ 107,556 $ 108,397 $ 210,699 $ 211,623
Other revenue 750     431   1,390   797  
Total revenues 108,306 108,828 212,089 212,420

Cost of products sold, including warehouse distribution and store occupancy costs

77,299   77,849   152,682   152,985  
Gross profit 31,007 30,979 59,407 59,435

Operating, selling and administrative expenses

29,087 29,203 58,567 58,466
Depreciation and amortization 4,353   4,444   8,817   8,721  
Operating loss from continuing operations (2,433 ) (2,668 ) (7,977 ) (7,752 )
Interest expense, net 569   430   1,126   893  

Loss from continuing operations, before income taxes

(3,002 ) (3,098 ) (9,103 ) (8,645 )
Income tax expense 17   6,096   34   4,074  

Net loss from continuing operations before equity method investment

(3,019 ) (9,194 ) (9,137 ) (12,719 )
Net income (loss) on equity method investment 53   144   168   (2 )
Net loss from continuing operations (2,966 ) (9,050 ) (8,969 ) (12,721 )
Loss from discontinued operations --

 

(81 ) --   (114 )
Net loss $ (2,966 ) $ (9,131 ) $ (8,969 ) $ (12,835 )
Less net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest 50   (21 ) (374 ) (21 )
Net loss attributable to Books-A-Million $ (3,016 ) $ (9,110 ) $ (8,595 ) $ (12,814 )
 
Net loss per share attributable to Books-A-Million:
Basic and Diluted
Net loss from continuing operations $ (0.21 ) $ (0.61 ) $ (0.59 ) $ (0.86 )
Net loss from discontinued operations --   (0.01 ) --   (0.01 )
Net loss per common share $ (0.21 ) $ (0.62 ) $ (0.59 ) $ (0.87 )

Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic and diluted

14,234   14,673   14,517   14,758  
 

(a)The results for the 13-weeks and 26-weeks ended August 3, 2013 contain certain reclassifications for discontinued operations and other insignificant reclassifications necessary to conform to the presentation of the 13-weeks and 26-weeks ended August 2, 2014.

 
 
 


Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results, performance, achievements of the Company or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the competitive environment in the book retail industry in general and in the Company’s specific market areas; inflation or deflation; economic conditions in general and in the Company’s specific market areas, including the length of time that the United States economy remains in the current state of limited economic growth; the number of store openings and closings; the profitability of certain product lines and business segments, capital expenditures and future liquidity; liability and other claims asserted against the Company; the impact of electronic books and e-content; uncertainties related to the Internet and the Company’s Internet operations; the successful development of the properties held by the Company in connection with the Company’s real estate development and management segment; the Company’s ability to lease the properties; and the factors described in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2014. In addition, such forward-looking statements are necessarily dependent upon assumptions, estimates and dates that may be incorrect or imprecise and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Accordingly, any forward-looking statements included herein do not purport to be predictions of future events or circumstances and may not be realized. Given these uncertainties, stockholders and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Please refer to the Company’s annual, quarterly and periodic reports on file with the SEC for a more detailed discussion of these and other risks that could cause results to differ materially. The Company disclaims any obligations to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.



Books-A-Million, Inc.

R. Todd Noden, 205-909-4808

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



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