GameStop's Q1 net loss widens to US$157.9M from US$66.8M last year; net sales rise to US$1.38B from US$1.28B, attributable to new and expanded brand relationships

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GRAPEVINE, Texas , June 3, 2022 (press release) –

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) (“GameStop” or the “Company”) today released financial results for the first quarter ended April 30, 2022. The Company’s condensed and consolidated financial statements, including GAAP and non-GAAP results, are below. The Company’s Form 10-Q and supplemental information can be found at http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com.

FIRST QUARTER OVERVIEW

  • Net sales were $1.378 billion for the quarter, compared to $1.277 billion in the prior year’s first quarter.

  • Sales attributable to new and expanded brand relationships contributed to the Company's growth in the quarter.

  • Inventory was $917.6 million at the close of the quarter, compared to $570.9 million at the close of the prior year’s first quarter, reflecting a continued focus on improving in-stock levels in merchandise to meet increased customer demand and offset supply chain headwinds.

  • Ended the period with cash and cash equivalents of $1.035 billion as well as no debt other than a low-interest, unsecured term loan associated with the French government’s response to COVID-19.

  • Took steps to support the recent launch of a digital asset wallet to allow gamers and others to store, send, receive and use cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) across decentralized apps. The wallet extension will enable transactions on GameStop’s NFT marketplace upon its intended launch in the second quarter.

  • Continued hiring individuals with experience in areas such as blockchain gaming, ecommerce and technology, and operations, including a new Chief Operating Officer with a background in retail and stores.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

A webcast with management is scheduled for June 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the Company’s quarter activities and financial results. This call, along with supplemental information, can also be accessed at http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com. The phone number for the investor conference call is 877-451-6152 and the confirmation code is 13730321. This webcast will be archived for two months on GameStop’s investor relations website.

NON-GAAP MEASURES AND OTHER METRICS

As a supplement to the Company’s financial results presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), GameStop may use certain non-GAAP measures, such as adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss), adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in evaluating the Company’s core operating performance. Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses (“Adjusted SG&A”), adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss), adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share and adjusted EBITDA exclude the effect of items such as transformation costs, asset impairments, store closure costs, severance, as well as divestiture costs. Results reported as constant currency exclude the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates by converting the Company’s local currency financial results using the prior period exchange rates and comparing these adjusted amounts to the Company’s current period reported results. The Company’s definition and calculation of non-GAAP financial measures may differ from that of other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplementing, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Certain of the items that may be excluded or included in non-GAAP financial measures may be significant items that could impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows and should therefore be considered in assessing the Company’s actual and future financial condition and performance.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS - SAFE HARBOR

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon management’s current beliefs, views, estimates and expectations, including as to the Company’s industry, business strategy, goals and expectations concerning its market position, strategic and transformation initiatives, future operations, margins, profitability, sales growth, capital expenditures, liquidity, capital resources, expansion of technology expertise, and other financial and operating information, including expectations as to future operating profit improvement. Such statements include without limitation those about the Company’s expectations for fiscal 2022, future financial and operating results, projections and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and actual developments, business decisions, outcomes and results may differ materially from those reflected or described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual developments, business decisions, outcomes and results to differ materially from those reflected or described in the forward-looking statements: economic, social, and political conditions in the markets in which we operate; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business and financial results; the cyclicality of the video game industry; the Company’s dependence on the timely delivery of new and innovative products from its vendors; the impact of technological advances in the video game industry and related changes in consumer behavior on the Company’s sales; the Company’s ability to keep pace with changing industry technology and consumer preferences; the Company’s ability to obtain favorable terms from its current and future suppliers and service providers; the ability of the Company’s third party delivery services to deliver products to the Company’s retail locations, fulfillment centers and consumers and changes in the terms the Company has with such service providers; the Company’s dependence on sales during the holiday selling season; the decrease in popularity of certain types of video games containing graphic violence; the Company’s ability to renew or enter into new leases on favorable terms; the Company’s ability to maintain strong retail and ecommerce experiences for its customers; the Company’s strategic plans and transformation initiatives and the Company’s ability to achieve the desired results of its transformation initiatives within the anticipated time-frame or at all; enhanced risks as new business initiatives lead the Company to engage in new activities; the competitive nature of the Company’s industry, including competition from multi-channel retailers, ecommerce businesses, and others; disruptions or interruptions to the Company’s logistics capabilities or supply chain or the supply chain of the Company's suppliers; the Company’s ability to anticipate, identify and react to trends in pop culture with regard to its sales of collectibles; the ability and willingness of the Company’s vendors to provide marketing and merchandising support at historical or anticipated levels; restrictions on the Company’s ability to purchase and sell pre-owned products; changes to tariff and import/export regulations; unfavorable changes in the Company’s global tax rate; legislative actions; the Company’s ability to comply with federal, state, local and international laws and regulations and statutes; the evolution of government regulation related to blockchain, digital assets and Web 3.0 technology; fluctuations in the Company’s results of operations from quarter to quarter; the restrictions contained in the agreement governing the Company’s revolving credit facility; the Company’s ability to generate sufficient cash flow to fund its operations; the Company’s ability to incur additional debt; turnover in senior management or the Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; turnover in the Company’s Board of Directors; the Company’s ability to maintain the security or privacy of its customer, associate or Company information; potential damage to the Company’s reputation or customers' perception of the Company; occurrence of weather events, natural disasters, public health crises and other unexpected events; potential failure or inadequacy of the Company's computerized systems; the Company’s ability to maintain effective control over financial reporting; volatility in the Company’s Class A Common Stock price, including volatility due to potential short squeezes; continued high degrees of media coverage by third parties; the availability and future sales of substantial amounts of the Company’s Class A Common Stock; and potential future litigation and other legal proceedings. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those reflected or described in the forward-looking statements can be found in GameStop's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 17, 2022 and available at http://www.sec.gov or http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com" target="_blank" >http://investor.GameStop.com. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.

GameStop Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022

 

13 Weeks Ended
May 1, 2021

Net sales

 

$

1,378.4

 

 

$

1,276.8

 

Cost of sales

 

 

1,079.9

 

 

 

946.7

 

Gross profit

 

 

298.5

 

 

 

330.1

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

452.2

 

 

 

370.3

 

Asset Impairments

 

 

 

 

 

0.6

 

Operating loss

 

 

(153.7

)

 

 

(40.8

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

24.7

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(154.4

)

 

 

(65.5

)

Income tax expense

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

1.3

 

Net loss

 

$

(157.9

)

 

$

(66.8

)

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share:

 

 

 

 

Basic loss per share

 

$

(2.08

)

 

$

(1.01

)

Diluted loss per share

 

$

(2.08

)

 

$

(1.01

)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

75.9

 

 

 

66.0

 

Diluted

 

 

75.9

 

 

 

66.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of Net Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

100.0

%

Cost of sales

 

 

78.3

 

 

 

74.1

 

Gross profit

 

 

21.7

 

 

 

25.9

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

32.8

 

 

 

29.0

 

Asset Impairments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

 

 

(11.1

)

 

 

(3.1

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

2.0

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(11.2

)

 

 

(5.1

)

Income tax expense

 

 

0.3

 

 

 

0.1

 

Net loss

 

 

(11.5

) %

 

 

(5.2

) %

GameStop Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2022

 

May 1, 2021

ASSETS:

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,035.0

 

 

$

694.7

 

Restricted cash

 

 

33.3

 

 

 

57.4

 

Receivables, net of allowance of $3.5 and $3.7, respectively

 

 

103.4

 

 

 

102.1

 

Merchandise inventories

 

 

917.6

 

 

 

570.9

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

240.3

 

 

 

232.1

 

Total current assets

 

 

2,329.6

 

 

 

1,657.2

 

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $993.6 and $1,109.9, respectively

 

 

157.4

 

 

 

192.6

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

568.7

 

 

 

654.2

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

16.7

 

 

 

 

Long-term restricted cash

 

 

15.3

 

 

 

18.7

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

 

37.8

 

 

 

40.0

 

Total assets

 

$

3,125.5

 

 

$

2,562.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

386.8

 

 

$

388.6

 

Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities

 

 

533.3

 

 

 

561.8

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

200.3

 

 

 

219.4

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

6.5

 

 

 

48.1

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

1,126.9

 

 

 

1,217.9

 

Long-term debt, net

 

 

35.7

 

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

374.5

 

 

 

445.0

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

137.7

 

 

 

20.3

 

Total liabilities

 

 

1,674.8

 

 

 

1,683.2

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

1,450.7

 

 

 

879.5

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

3,125.5

 

 

$

2,562.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GameStop Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022

 

13 Weeks Ended
May 1, 2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(157.9

)

 

$

(66.8

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

17.1

 

 

 

18.7

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

11.1

 

 

 

5.7

 

Gain on sale of digital assets

 

 

(6.9

)

 

 

 

Digital asset impairments

 

 

33.7

 

 

 

 

Asset impairments

 

 

 

 

 

0.6

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment, net

 

 

0.4

 

 

 

0.4

 

Loss on retirement of debt

 

 

 

 

 

18.2

 

Other

 

 

(4.8

)

 

 

(0.5

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Receivables, net

 

 

36.3

 

 

 

3.1

 

Merchandise inventories

 

 

(9.9

)

 

 

32.4

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(30.3

)

 

 

(2.9

)

Prepaid income taxes and income taxes payable

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

(1.2

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

(179.8

)

 

 

(11.4

)

Operating lease right-of-use assets and liabilities

 

 

(16.4

)

 

 

(15.0

)

Changes in other long-term liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

(0.1

)

Net cash flows used in operating activities

 

 

(303.9

)

 

 

(18.8

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of digital assets

 

 

76.9

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(10.8

)

 

 

(14.7

)

Net cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities

 

 

66.1

 

 

 

(14.7

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of costs

 

 

 

 

 

551.7

 

Payments of senior notes

 

 

 

 

 

(307.4

)

Repayments of revolver borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

(25.0

)

Settlements of stock-based awards

 

 

(1.1

)

 

 

(49.9

)

Other

 

 

 

 

 

(0.1

)

Net cash flows (used in) provided by financing activities

 

 

(1.1

)

 

 

169.3

 

Exchange rate effect on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

2.6

 

 

 

 

(Decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(236.3

)

 

 

135.8

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

1,319.9

 

 

 

635.0

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

1,083.6

 

 

$

770.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule I

Sales Mix

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended April 30, 2022

 

13 Weeks Ended May 1, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales:

 

Sales

 

of Total

 

Sales

 

of Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardware and accessories (1)

 

$

673.8

 

 

48.9

%

 

$

703.5

 

 

55.1

%

Software (2)

 

 

483.7

 

 

35.1

 

 

 

397.9

 

 

31.2

 

Collectibles

 

 

220.9

 

 

16.0

 

 

 

175.4

 

 

13.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

1,378.4

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

1,276.8

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Includes sales of new and pre-owned hardware, accessories, hardware bundles in which hardware and digital or physical software are sold together in a single SKU, interactive game figures, strategy guides, mobile and consumer electronics.

(2)

 

Includes sales of new and pre-owned video game software, digital software and PC entertainment software.

GameStop Corp.
Schedule II
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)

Non-GAAP results

The following tables reconcile the Company's selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A"), operating loss, net loss and loss per share as presented in its unaudited consolidated statements of operations and prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") to its adjusted SG&A, adjusted operating loss, adjusted net loss, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted loss per share. The diluted weighted-average shares outstanding used to calculated adjusted earnings per share may differ from GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding. Under GAAP, basic and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding are the same in periods where there is a net loss. The reconciliations below are from continuing operations only.

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

April 30, 2022

 

May 1, 2021

Adjusted SG&A

SG&A

 

$

452.2

 

 

$

370.3

 

Transformation costs

 

 

 

 

 

(6.4

)

Significant transactions(1)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.2

)

Divestitures, severance and other(2)

 

 

 

 

 

(12.0

)

Adjusted SG&A

 

$

452.2

 

 

$

351.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Operating Loss

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

 

$

(153.7

)

 

$

(40.8

)

Transformation costs

 

 

 

 

 

6.4

 

Asset impairments

 

 

 

 

 

0.6

 

Significant transactions(1)

 

 

 

 

 

0.2

 

Divestitures, severance and other(3)

 

 

 

 

 

12.0

 

Adjusted operating loss

 

$

(153.7

)

 

$

(21.6

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net Loss

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(157.9

)

 

$

(66.8

)

Transformation costs

 

 

 

 

 

6.4

 

Asset impairments

 

 

 

 

 

0.6

 

Significant transactions(2)

 

 

 

 

 

18.4

 

Divestitures, severance and other(3)

 

 

 

 

 

12.0

 

Adjusted net loss

 

$

(157.9

)

 

$

(29.4

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted loss per share

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(2.08

)

 

$

(0.45

)

Diluted

 

$

(2.08

)

 

$

(0.45

)

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares used in adjusted calculation

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

75.9

 

 

 

66.0

 

Diluted

 

 

75.9

 

 

 

66.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Prior year includes transaction costs associated with our ATM offering and voluntary early redemption of the 2023 Senior Notes.

(2)

 

Prior year includes transactions costs associated with the ATM offering and transactions costs, make-whole premium and accelerated amortization with the voluntary early redemption of the 2023 Senior Notes.

(3)

 

Prior year severance includes cash and stock based compensation for key personnel that have separated from the Company.

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

April 30, 2022

 

May 1, 2021

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(157.9

)

 

$

(66.8

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

24.7

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

17.1

 

 

 

18.7

 

Income tax expense

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

1.3

 

EBITDA

 

$

(136.6

)

 

$

(22.1

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

11.1

 

 

 

2.2

 

Transformation costs

 

 

 

 

 

6.4

 

Asset impairments

 

 

 

 

 

0.6

 

Significant transactions(1)

 

 

 

 

 

0.2

 

Divestitures, severance and other(2)

 

 

 

 

 

12.0

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

(125.5

)

 

$

(0.7

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Prior year includes transaction costs associated with our ATM offering and voluntary redemption of the 2023 Senior Notes.

(2)

 

Prior year severance includes cash and stock-based compensation for key personnel that have separated from the Company.

GameStop Corp.
Schedule III
(in millions)
(unaudited)

Non-GAAP results

The following table reconciles the Company's cash flows provided by operating activities as presented in its unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and prepared in accordance with GAAP to its free cash flow. Free cash flow is considered a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes, however, that free cash flow, which measures our ability to generate additional cash from our business operations, is an important financial measure for use by investors in evaluating the company’s financial performance.

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

April 30, 2022

 

May 1, 2021

Net cash flows used in operating activities

$

(303.9

)

 

$

(18.8

)

Capital expenditures

 

(10.8

)

 

 

(14.7

)

Free cash flow

$

(314.7

)

 

$

(33.5

)

Non-GAAP Measures and Other Metrics

Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental financial measure of the Company’s performance that is not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP. We believe that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful information to investors in assessing our financial condition and results of operations. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before income taxes, plus interest expense, net and depreciation and amortization, excluding stock-based compensation, transformation costs, business divestitures, asset impairments, severance and other non-cash charges. Net income (loss) is the GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA. Our non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Furthermore, non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool because they exclude some but not all items that affect the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. Some of these limitations include:

  • certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure;

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;

  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and

  • our computations of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

We compensate for the limitations of Adjusted EBITDA as an analytical tool by reviewing the comparable GAAP financial measure, understanding the differences between the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures and incorporating these data points into our decision-making process. Adjusted EBITDA is provided in addition to, and not as an alternative to, the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Because Adjusted EBITDA may be defined and determined differently by other companies in our industry, our definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing their utility.

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