Nordstrom swings to Q3 net loss of US$20M from US$64M net income last year; net sales fall 2.9% to US$3.43B from US$3.53B, with timing shift of Anniversary Sale from Q3 to Q2 creating negative impact of approximately 200 basis points

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SEATTLE , November 22, 2022 (press release) –

  • Third quarter total revenue of $3.5 billion
  • Loss per share of $0.13 and adjusted earnings per share of $0.20 1
  • Company remains on pace to achieve fiscal 2022 revenue and adjusted earnings outlook

Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today reported a third quarter net loss of $20 million and loss per diluted share of $0.13 for the quarter ended October 29, 2022 . Excluding a supply chain technology and related asset impairment charge, the Company reported adjusted earnings per diluted share ("EPS") of $0.20 .1

For the third quarter, net sales decreased 2.9 percent versus the same period in fiscal 2021 and gross merchandise value ("GMV") decreased 2.5 percent. Anniversary Sale timing, with one week shifting from the third quarter to the second quarter, had a negative impact of approximately 200 basis points on net sales compared with 2021. During the quarter, Nordstrom banner net sales decreased 3.4 percent, which included a negative impact of approximately 300 basis points from Anniversary Sale timing, and GMV decreased 2.9 percent. Net sales for Nordstrom Rack decreased 1.9 percent.

"We delivered both topline and bottom-line results in line with our expectations in the third quarter while enhancing our strategic capabilities," said Erik Nordstrom , chief executive officer of Nordstrom, Inc. "When customer demand decelerated in late June, we took action to align inventory and expenses with the changing trends, which has prepared us to navigate the current macroeconomic environment. This quarter our teams continued to advance our Closer to You strategy and supply chain capabilities, as we focus on initiatives to drive profitable growth and achieve our long-term strategic and financial goals."

In the third quarter, core categories, including men's and women's apparel, shoes and designer, had the strongest growth versus 2021, as customers continued to shop for occasions, travel, work and holidays.

"We are right-sizing our inventory levels and mix, and are on track to end 2022 in a healthy and current position," said Pete Nordstrom , president and chief brand officer of Nordstrom, Inc. "Customers continue to respond to newness and fashion in our offering, and we are focused on remaining agile to respond to their changing needs. This holiday season we are delivering a fresh, relevant assortment, which supports our goal of being the go-to destination for gifting, and preparing for the moments that matter most to customers."

As previously announced on November 16, 2022 , the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share to be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 29, 2022 , payable on December 14, 2022 . Year to date, the Company repurchased 2.3 million shares of its common stock for $53 million under its existing $500 million share repurchase program. A total capacity of $447 million remains available under this share repurchase authorization.

THIRD QUARTER 2022 SUMMARY

  • Total Company net sales decreased 2.9 percent and GMV decreased 2.5 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2021. The timing shift of the Anniversary Sale, with one day falling into the third quarter of 2022 versus roughly one week in 2021, had a negative impact on net sales of approximately 200 basis points compared with the third quarter of 2021.
  • For the Nordstrom banner, net sales decreased 3.4 percent and GMV decreased 2.9 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2021. The timing shift of the Anniversary Sale had a negative impact on Nordstrom banner net sales of approximately 300 basis points compared with the third quarter of 2021.
  • For the Nordstrom Rack banner, net sales decreased 1.9 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2021.
  • Digital sales decreased 16.4 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2021. The timing shift of the Anniversary Sale had a negative impact on Company digital sales of approximately 300 basis points compared with the third quarter of 2021. Reducing store fulfillment for Nordstrom Rack digital orders during the third quarter and sunsetting Trunk Club earlier in fiscal 2022 negatively impacted digital sales by approximately 700 basis points. Reducing Nordstrom Rack store fulfillment accounted for the majority of the impact. Digital sales represented 34 percent of total sales during the quarter.
  • Gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, of 33.2 percent decreased 190 basis points compared with the same period in fiscal 2021 primarily due to higher markdown rates. The Company incurred approximately $100 million in incremental markdowns in the third quarter, out of the approximately $200 million expected in the second half of fiscal 2022.
  • Ending inventory increased 0.6 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2021, versus a 2.9 percent decrease in sales.
  • Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses, as a percentage of net sales, of 36.4 percent increased 200 basis points compared with the same period in fiscal 2021 primarily due to a supply chain technology and related asset impairment charge, partially offset by fulfillment expense efficiencies. Excluding the $70 million impairment charge, adjusted SG&A expenses, as a percentage of net sales, were 34.3 percent.
  • EBIT was $3 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared with $127 million during the same period in fiscal 2021, primarily due to higher markdowns and a supply chain technology and related asset impairment charge, partially offset by fulfillment expense efficiencies. Adjusted EBIT of $73 million for the third quarter of 2022 excluded an impairment charge associated with supply chain technology and related assets.2
  • Interest expense, net, of $32 million decreased from $36 million during the same period in fiscal 2021.
  • Income tax benefit was $9 million , or 30.6 percent of pretax loss, compared with income tax expense of $27 million , or 29.9 percent of pretax earnings, in the same period in fiscal 2021.
  • The Company ended the third quarter with $993 million in available liquidity, including $293 million in cash.

STORES UPDATE

To date in fiscal 2022, the Company has opened three stores:

City

 

Location

 

Square Footage

(000s)

 

Timing of
Opening

ASOS | Nordstrom

           

Los Angeles, CA

 

The Grove

 

30

 

May 20, 2022

Nordstrom Rack

           

Phoenix, AZ

 

Desert Ridge Marketplace

 

23

 

October 27, 2022

Riverside, CA

 

Canyon Springs Marketplace

 

30

 

October 27, 2022

The Company has also announced plans to open or relocate the following stores:

City

 

Location

 

Square Footage

(000s)

 

Timing of
Opening

Nordstrom Rack

           

Birmingham, AL

 

The Summit (relocation from River Ridge )

 

27

 

Spring 2023

Los Angeles, CA

 

NOHO West

 

26

 

Spring 2023

Chattanooga, TN

 

The Terrace at Hamilton Place

 

24

 

Spring 2023

Wichita, KS

 

Bradley Fair

 

28

 

Spring 2023

Delray Beach, FL

 

Delray Place

 

26

 

Spring 2023

Clovis, CA

 

Clovis Crossing

 

31

 

Spring 2023

San Clemente, CA

 

San Clemente Plaza

 

32

 

Spring 2023

Las Vegas, NV

 

Best in the West

 

31

 

Spring 2023

Union Gap, WA

 

Valley Mall

 

28

 

Fall 2023

Olympia, WA

 

Cooper Point Marketplace

 

32

 

Fall 2023

Salem, OR

 

Willamette Town Center

 

25

 

Fall 2023

Anaheim Hills, CA

 

Anaheim Hills Festival

 

24

 

Fall 2023

Overland Park, KS

 

Overland Crossing

 

27

 

Fall 2023

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

SLO Promenade

 

24

 

Fall 2023

Allen, TX

 

The Village at Allen

 

29

 

Fall 2023

Visalia, CA

 

Sequoia Mall

 

29

 

Fall 2023

Kennesaw, GA

 

Barrett Place

 

25

 

Spring 2024

The Company had the following store counts as of quarter-end:

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

Nordstrom

     

Nordstrom    U.S.

94

 

94

Nordstrom    Canada

6

 

6

Nordstrom Local service hubs

7

 

7

ASOS | Nordstrom

1

 

Nordstrom Rack

     

Nordstrom Rack   U.S.

242

 

240

Nordstrom Rack   Canada

7

 

7

Last Chance clearance stores

2

 

2

Total

359

 

356

 

Gross store square footage

27,609,000

 

27,555,000

Subsequent to quarter-end, the Company closed one Nordstrom Rack store.

FISCAL YEAR 2022 OUTLOOK

The Company is reaffirming the following financial expectations for fiscal 2022, which now reflect the impact of a third quarter supply chain technology and related asset impairment charge:

  • Revenue growth, including retail sales and credit card revenues, of 5 to 7 percent
  • EBIT margin, as percent of sales, of 4.1 to 4.4 percent
  • Adjusted EBIT margin of 4.3 to 4.7 percent3
  • Income tax rate of approximately 27 percent
  • EPS, excluding the impact of share repurchase activity, if any, of $2.13 to $2.43
  • Adjusted EPS, excluding the impact of share repurchase activity, if any, of $2.30 to $2.60 3
  • Leverage ratio below 2.9 times by year-end

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company's senior management will host a conference call to provide a business update and to discuss third quarter 2022 financial results and fiscal 2022 outlook at 4:45 p.m. EST today. To listen to the live call online and view the speakers' prepared remarks and the conference call slides, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's corporate website at investor.nordstrom.com. An archived webcast with the speakers' prepared remarks and the conference call slides will be available in the Quarterly Results section for one year. Interested parties may also dial 201-689-8354. A telephone replay will be available beginning approximately three hours after the conclusion of the call by dialing 877-660-6853 or 201-612-7415 and entering Conference ID 13733099, until the close of business on November 29, 2022 .

ABOUT NORDSTROM  

At Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN), we exist to help our customers feel good and look their best. Since starting as a shoe store in 1901, how to best serve customers has been at the center of every decision we make. This heritage of service is the foundation we're building on as we provide convenience and true connection for our customers. Our digital-first platform enables us to serve customers when, where and how they want to shop – whether that's in-store at more than 350 Nordstrom , Nordstrom Local and Nordstrom Rack locations or digitally through our Nordstrom and Rack apps and websites. Through it all, we remain committed to leaving the world better than we found it.

Certain statements in this press release contain or may suggest "forward-looking" information (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different from expectations. The words "will," "may," "designed to," "outlook," "believes," "should," "targets," "anticipates," "assumptions," "plans," "expects" or "expectations," "intends," "estimates," "forecasts," "guidance" and similar expressions identify certain of these forward-looking statements. The Company also may provide forward-looking statements in oral statements or other written materials released to the public. All statements contained or incorporated in this press release or in any other public statements that address such future events or expectations are forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2022 and its Form 10-Qs for the fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2022 and July 30, 2022 . These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date made, and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events, new information or future circumstances. In addition, the actual timing, price, manner and amounts of future share repurchases, if any, will be subject to market and economic conditions and applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

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1 Adjusted EPS is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer to the "Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS" section of this release for additional information as well as reconciliations between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP financial results.

2 Adjusted EBIT is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer to the "Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS" section of this release for additional information as well as reconciliations between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP financial results.

3 Adjusted EBIT margin and adjusted EPS are non-GAAP financial measures. Refer to the "Forward-Looking Non-GAAP Measures" section of this release for additional information as well as reconciliations between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP financial expectations.

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(unaudited; amounts in millions, except per share amounts)

 
 

Quarter Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

Net sales

$                  3,433

 

$                   3,534

 

$                10,891

 

$                 10,020

Credit card revenues, net

113

 

103

 

320

 

283

Total revenues

3,546

 

3,637

 

11,211

 

10,303

Cost of sales and related buying and
     occupancy costs

(2,294)

 

(2,294)

 

(7,211)

 

(6,646)

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(1,249)

 

(1,216)

 

(3,722)

 

(3,464)

Earnings before interest and income taxes

3

 

127

 

278

 

193

Interest expense, net

(32)

 

(36)

 

(101)

 

(213)

(Loss) earnings before income taxes

(29)

 

91

 

177

 

(20)

Income tax benefit (expense)

9

 

(27)

 

(51)

 

(2)

Net (loss) earnings

$                      (20)

 

$                       64

 

$                    126

 

$                      (22)

               

(Loss) earnings per share:

             

Basic

$                   (0.13)

 

$                     0.40

 

$                    0.79

 

$                   (0.14)

Diluted

$                   (0.13)

 

$                     0.39

 

$                    0.77

 

$                   (0.14)

               

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

             

Basic

159.5

 

159.2

 

160.1

 

158.9

Diluted

159.5

 

162.5

 

162.3

 

158.9

               

Percent of net sales:

             

Gross profit

33.2 %

 

35.1 %

 

33.8 %

 

33.7 %

Selling, general and administrative expenses

36.4 %

 

34.4 %

 

34.2 %

 

34.6 %

Earnings before interest and income taxes

0.1 %

 

3.6 %

 

2.6 %

 

1.9 %

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited; amounts in millions)

 
 

October 29, 2022

 

January 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

Assets

         

Current assets:

         

Cash and cash equivalents

$                         293

 

$                         322

 

$                         267

Accounts receivable, net

288

 

255

 

273

Merchandise inventories

2,878

 

2,289

 

2,863

Prepaid expenses and other

348

 

306

 

374

Total current assets

3,807

 

3,172

 

3,777

           

Land, property and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of
     $8,135, $7,737 and $7,617 )

3,373

 

3,562

 

3,558

Operating lease right-of-use assets

1,490

 

1,496

 

1,527

Goodwill

249

 

249

 

249

Other assets

476

 

390

 

423

Total assets

$                      9,395

 

$                      8,869

 

$                      9,534

           

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

         

Current liabilities:

         

Borrowings under revolving line of credit

$                         100

 

$                           —

 

$                         200

Accounts payable

2,073

 

1,529

 

2,310

Accrued salaries, wages and related benefits

242

 

383

 

276

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

256

 

242

 

240

Other current liabilities

1,168

 

1,160

 

1,063

Total current liabilities

3,839

 

3,314

 

4,089

           

Long-term debt, net

2,855

 

2,853

 

2,851

Non-current operating lease liabilities

1,544

 

1,556

 

1,602

Other liabilities

551

 

565

 

633

           

Commitments and contingencies

         
           

Shareholders' equity:

         

Common stock, no par value: 1,000 shares authorized; 159.7,
     159.4 and 159.3 shares issued and outstanding

3,334

 

3,283

 

3,269

Accumulated deficit

(2,669)

 

(2,652)

 

(2,852)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(59)

 

(50)

 

(58)

Total shareholders' equity

606

 

581

 

359

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$                     9,395

 

$                     8,869

 

$                     9,534

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited; amounts in millions)

 
 

Nine Months Ended

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

Operating Activities

     

Net earnings (loss)

$                        126

 

$                        (22)

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

     

Depreciation and amortization expenses

453

 

477

Right-of-use asset amortization

141

 

130

Asset impairment

80

 

Deferred income taxes, net

(85)

 

25

Stock-based compensation expense

50

 

64

Other, net

(53)

 

81

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

     

Accounts receivable

(6)

 

(27)

Merchandise inventories

(550)

 

(687)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(55)

 

408

Accounts payable

469

 

90

Accrued salaries, wages and related benefits

(142)

 

(76)

Other current liabilities

10

 

15

Lease liabilities

(201)

 

(218)

Other liabilities

3

 

17

Net cash provided by operating activities

240

 

277

       

Investing Activities

     

Capital expenditures

(325)

 

(361)

Proceeds from the sale of assets and other, net

82

 

(17)

Net cash used in investing activities

(243)

 

(378)

       

Financing Activities

     

Proceeds from revolving line of credit

100

 

400

Payments on revolving line of credit

 

(200)

Proceeds from long-term borrowings

 

675

Principal payments on long-term borrowings

 

(1,100)

Increase (decrease) in cash book overdrafts

21

 

(4)

Cash dividends paid

(90)

 

Payments for repurchase of common stock

(53)

 

Proceeds from issuances under stock compensation plans

18

 

14

Tax withholding on share-based awards

(15)

 

(15)

Make-whole premium payment and other, net

(4)

 

(85)

Net cash used in financing activities

(23)

 

(315)

       

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(3)

 

2

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(29)

 

(414)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

322

 

681

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$                        293

 

$                        267

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
ADJUSTED EBIT, ADJUSTED EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EPS
(NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES)
(unaudited; amounts in millions, except per share amounts)

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes ("EBIT"), adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and adjusted earnings per diluted share ("EPS") are key financial metrics and, when used in conjunction with GAAP measures, we believe they provide useful information for evaluating our core business performance, enable comparison of financial results across periods and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management for financial and operational decision-making. Adjusted EBIT, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS exclude certain items that we do not consider representative of our core operating performance. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA is net (loss) earnings. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to adjusted EPS is (loss) earnings per diluted share.

Adjusted EBIT, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net earnings (loss), operating cash flows, earnings (loss) per share, earnings (loss) per diluted share or other financial measures performed in accordance with GAAP. Our method of determining non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies' financial measures and therefore may not be comparable to methods used by other companies.

The following is a reconciliation of net (loss) earnings to adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA:

 

Quarter Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

Net (loss) earnings

$                      (20)

 

$                          64

 

$                        126

 

$                      (22)

Income tax (benefit) expense

(9)

 

27

 

51

 

2

Interest expense, net

32

 

36

 

101

 

213

Earnings before interest and income taxes

3

 

127

 

278

 

193

               

Supply chain impairments

70

 

 

70

 

Trunk Club wind-down costs

 

 

18

 

Gain on sale of interest in a corporate office
building

 

 

(51)

 

Adjusted EBIT

73

 

127

 

315

 

193

               

Depreciation and amortization expenses

152

 

156

 

453

 

477

Amortization of developer reimbursements

(18)

 

(19)

 

(54)

 

(59)

Adjusted EBITDA

$                        207

 

$                        264

 

$                        714

 

$                        611

The following is a reconciliation of (loss) earnings per diluted share to adjusted EPS:

 

Quarter Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

(Loss) earnings per diluted share

$                      (0.13)

 

$                        0.39

 

$                        0.77

 

$                      (0.14)

Supply chain impairments

0.44

 

 

0.44

 

Trunk Club wind-down costs

 

 

0.11

 

Gain on sale of interest in a corporate office
building

 

 

(0.31)

 

Debt refinancing charges included within
interest expense, net

 

 

 

0.56

Income tax impact on adjustments1

(0.11)

 

 

(0.06)

 

(0.15)

Adjusted EPS2

$                        0.20

 

$                        0.39

 

$                        0.95

 

$                        0.27

1

The income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments is calculated using the estimated tax rate for the respective non-GAAP adjustment.

2

We used the same number of weighted average diluted shares in our denominator for adjusted per shares amounts as was used in the calculation of diluted EPS under GAAP, regardless of the adjusted net loss or net earnings position, as the impact to Adjusted EPS is not significant.

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
SUMMARY OF NET SALES
(unaudited; dollars in millions)

Our Nordstrom brand includes Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom -branded U.S. stores, Canada , which includes Nordstrom.ca, Nordstrom Canadian stores and Nordstrom Rack Canadian stores, Nordstrom Local, ASOS | Nordstrom and, prior to October 2022 , TrunkClub.com. Our Nordstrom Rack brand includes NordstromRack.com, Nordstrom Rack-branded U.S. stores and Last Chance clearance stores. The following table summarizes net sales for the quarter and nine months ended October 29, 2022 , compared with the quarter and nine months ended October 30, 2021 :

 

Quarter Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

Net sales:

             

Nordstrom

$                  2,264

 

$                   2,343

 

$                  7,324

 

$                   6,614

Nordstrom Rack

1,169

 

1,191

 

3,567

 

3,406

Total net sales

$                  3,433

 

$                   3,534

 

$                10,891

 

$                 10,020

               

Net sales (decrease) increase:

             

Nordstrom

(3.4 %)

 

10.5 %

 

10.7 %

 

45.6 %

Nordstrom Rack

(1.9 %)

 

35.2 %

 

4.7 %

 

50.6 %

Total Company

(2.9 %)

 

17.7 %

 

8.7 %

 

47.2 %

               

Digital sales as % of total net sales1

34 %

 

40 %

 

37 %

 

42 %

1

Sales conducted through a digital platform such as our websites or mobile apps. Digital sales may be self-guided by the customer, as in a traditional online order, or facilitated by a salesperson using a virtual styling or selling tool. Digital sales may be delivered to the customer or picked up in our Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom Rack stores or Nordstrom Local service hubs. Digital sales also includes a reserve for estimated returns.

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
FISCAL YEAR 2022 FORWARD-LOOKING NON-GAAP MEASURES
(NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES)
(unaudited)

Our adjusted EBIT as a percent of net sales ("adjusted EBIT margin") and adjusted EPS outlook for fiscal year 2022 excludes the impacts from certain items that we do not consider representative of our core operating performance. These items include a supply chain technology and related asset impairment charge recognized in the third quarter of 2022, Trunk Club wind-down costs recognized in the first half of 2022 and the gain on the sale of our interest in a corporate office building recognized in the first quarter of 2022.

The following is a reconciliation of expected net earnings as a percent of net sales to expected adjusted EBIT margin included within our Fiscal Year 2022 Outlook:

 

52 Weeks Ending January 28, 2023

 

Low

 

High

Expected net earnings as a % of net sales

2.3 %

 

2.6 %

Income tax expense

0.9 %

 

0.9 %

Interest expense, net

0.9 %

 

0.9 %

Expected earnings before interest and income taxes as a % of net sales

4.1 %

 

4.4 %

       

Supply chain impairments

0.4 %

 

0.5 %

Trunk Club wind-down costs

0.1 %

 

0.1 %

Gain on sale of interest in a corporate office building

(0.3 %)

 

(0.3 %)

Expected adjusted EBIT margin

4.3 %

 

4.7 %

The following is a reconciliation of expected EPS to expected adjusted EPS included within our Fiscal Year 2022 Outlook:

 

52 Weeks Ending January 28, 2023

 

Low

 

High

Expected EPS

$                        2.13

 

$                        2.43

Supply chain impairments

0.43

 

0.43

Trunk Club wind-down costs

0.11

 

0.11

Gain on sale of interest in a corporate office building

(0.31)

 

(0.31)

Income tax impact on adjustments

(0.06)

 

(0.06)

Expected adjusted EPS

$                        2.30

 

$                        2.60

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
ADJUSTED RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL ("ADJUSTED ROIC")
(NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE)
(unaudited; dollars in millions)

We believe that Adjusted ROIC is a useful financial measure for investors in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the capital we have invested in our business to generate returns over time. In addition, we have incorporated it in our executive incentive measures and we believe it is an important indicator of shareholders' return over the long term. 

Adjusted ROIC is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, return on assets, net earnings, total assets or other GAAP financial measures. Our method of calculating non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies' methods and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to Adjusted ROIC is return on assets. The following shows the components to reconcile the return on assets calculation to Adjusted ROIC:

 

Four Quarters Ended

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

Net earnings

$                      326

 

$                        11

Income tax expense (benefit)

117

 

(49)

Interest expense

138

 

262

Earnings before interest and income tax expense

581

 

224

       

Operating lease interest1

85

 

89

Adjusted net operating profit

666

 

313

       

Estimated income tax expense2

(177)

 

(406)

Adjusted net operating profit (loss) after tax

$                      489

 

$                      (93)

       

Average total assets

$                   9,227

 

$                   9,489

Average non-current deferred property incentives in excess of operating lease right-of-use
     (ROU) assets3

(205)

 

(243)

Average non-interest bearing current liabilities

(3,369)

 

(3,423)

Average invested capital

$                   5,653

 

$                   5,823

       

Return on assets

3.5 %

 

0.1 %

Adjusted ROIC

8.7 %

 

(1.6 %)

1

Operating lease interest is a component of operating lease cost recorded in occupancy costs. We add back operating lease interest for purposes of calculating adjusted net operating profit for consistency with the treatment of interest expense on our debt.

2

Estimated income tax expense is calculated by multiplying the adjusted net operating profit by the effective tax rate for the trailing twelve month periods ended October 29, 2022 and October 30, 2021 . The effective tax rate is calculated by dividing income tax by earnings before income taxes for the same trailing twelve month periods.

3

For leases with property incentives that exceed the ROU assets, we reclassify the amount from assets to other current liabilities and other liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The current and non-current amounts are used to reduce average total assets above, as this better reflects how we manage our business. 

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
ADJUSTED DEBT TO EBITDAR (NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE)
(unaudited; dollars in millions)

Adjusted debt to earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent ("EBITDAR") is one of our key financial metrics and we believe that our debt levels are best analyzed using this measure, as it provides a reflection of our creditworthiness which could impact our credit ratings and borrowing costs. This metric is calculated in accordance with the updates in our new Revolver covenant and is a key component in assessing whether our revolving credit facility is secured or unsecured, as well as our ability to make dividend payments and share repurchases. Our goal is to manage debt levels to achieve and maintain investment-grade credit ratings while operating with an efficient capital structure.

Adjusted debt to EBITDAR is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, debt to net earnings, net earnings, debt or other GAAP financial measures. Our method of calculating a non-GAAP financial measure may differ from other companies' methods and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to Adjusted debt to EBITDAR is debt to net earnings. The following shows the components to reconcile the debt to net earnings calculation to Adjusted debt to EBITDAR:

 

October 29, 2022

Debt

$                          2,955

Operating lease liabilities

1,800

Adjusted debt

$                          4,755

   
 

Four Quarters Ended
October 29, 2022

Net earnings

$                             326

Income tax expense

117

Interest expense, net

134

Earnings before interest and income taxes

577

   

Depreciation and amortization expenses

591

Operating lease cost1

276

Amortization of developer reimbursements2

74

Other Revolver covenant adjustments3

47

Adjusted EBITDAR

$                          1,565

   

Debt to Net Earnings

9.1

Adjusted debt to EBITDAR

3.0

1

Operating lease cost is fixed rent expense, including fixed common area maintenance expense, net of developer reimbursement amortization.

2

Amortization of developer reimbursements is a non-cash reduction of operating lease cost and is therefore added back to operating lease cost for purposes of our Revolver covenant calculation.

3

Other adjusting items to reconcile net earnings to Adjusted EBITDAR as defined by our Revolver covenant include interest income, certain non-cash charges and other gains and losses where relevant. For the four quarters ended October 29, 2022 , other Revolver covenant adjustments primarily included costs associated with certain supply chain technology and related asset impairments and the wind-down of Trunk Club , partially offset by a gain on sale of the Company's interest in a corporate office building.

 

NORDSTROM, INC.
FREE CASH FLOW (NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE)
(unaudited; amounts in millions)

Free Cash Flow is one of our key liquidity measures and, when used in conjunction with GAAP measures, we believe it provides investors with a meaningful analysis of our ability to generate cash from our business. 

Free Cash Flow is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, operating cash flows or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our method of calculating a non-GAAP financial measure may differ from other companies' methods and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to Free Cash Flow is net cash provided by operating activities. The following is a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to Free Cash Flow:

 

Nine Months Ended

 

October 29, 2022

 

October 30, 2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$                        240

 

$                        277

Capital expenditures

(325)

 

(361)

Increase (decrease) in cash book overdrafts

21

 

(4)

Free Cash Flow

$                        (64)

 

$                        (88)

 

INVESTOR CONTACT: 

 

Heather Hollander

   

Nordstrom, Inc.

   

InvRelations@Nordstrom.com

     

MEDIA CONTACT:

 

Stephanie Corzett

   

Nordstrom, Inc.

   

NordstromPR@Nordstrom.com

 

 

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