Sears Holdings Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results And Provides An Update On Recent Liquidity And Strategic Actions

Significant Improvement in Net Loss and Adjusted EBITDA for the Second Quarter

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation ("Holdings," "we," "us," "our," or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended July 29, 2017. As a supplement to this announcement, a presentation, pre-recorded conference and audio webcast are available at our website http://searsholdings.com/invest. Highlights include:

  • Net loss attributable to Sears Holdings' shareholders and Adjusted EBITDA improved $144 million and $124 million, respectively, in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016; and
  • Substantial liquidity generated through several transactions executed during the quarter resulting in availability on our revolving credit facility of approximately $191 million at July 29, 2017.

Second Quarter Results

The retail environment remained challenging, with continued softness in store traffic and elevated price competition, however, we are encouraged that the month of July was the best month of the quarter in terms of comparable store sales performance. During the second quarter 2017, we had total revenues of approximately $4.4 billion, compared with $5.7 billion in the prior year quarter, with store closures contributing to approximately $770 million of the decline, and with reductions in the number of pharmacies in open stores and the reduction in consumer electronics assortment continuing to contribute to our overall sales decline. Comparable store sales declined 11.5% during the second quarter of 2017. Kmart comparable store sales decreased 9.4%, with a 6.8% decline excluding the impact of the consumer electronics and pharmacy categories, while Sears comparable store sales declined 13.2%, with a 12.1% decline excluding consumer electronics category.

We continued to focus on streamlining our operations, reducing inventory and operating expenses, and are taking incremental actions to further improve the Company's performance. The impact of the various actions we have taken resulted in improved Adjusted EBITDA in each consecutive month of the quarter, including positive Adjusted EBITDA in the month of July. We reported a net loss attributable to Sears Holdings' shareholders of $251 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared to a net loss attributable to Sears Holdings' shareholders of $395 million in the prior year second quarter. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA was $(67) million for the second quarter of 2017, compared to $(191) million in the prior year second quarter. As a result of the Seritage and JV transactions, Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2017 and 2016 included additional rent expense of approximately $44 million and $48 million, respectively. Due to the structure of the leases, we expect that our cash rent obligations to Seritage and the joint venture partners will decline, over time, as space in these stores is recaptured. From the inception of the Seritage transaction to date, we have received recapture notices on 36 properties and also exercised our right to terminate the lease on 56 properties, which is estimated to reduce our rent payments by approximately $52 million on an annual basis.

Edward S. Lampert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sears Holdings, said, "We are making progress on the strategic priorities we outlined earlier this year and remain focused on returning our Company to profitability. The comprehensive restructuring of our operations is delivering cost efficiencies and helping drive improvements to our operating performance. While the third quarter has historically been our most difficult quarter over the past several years, we are working towards making meaningful improvement in our performance this year as a result of the restructuring actions we have put in place, and our continued focus on the expansion of our Shop Your Way ecosystem."

Rob Riecker, Holdings' Chief Financial Officer, said, "During the quarter, we continued to focus on actions to provide the Company with additional financial flexibility to generate liquidity and demonstrate our ability to manage our business while meeting all of our financial obligations."

Financial Position and Liquidity Update

At July 29, 2017, we had utilized approximately $605 million of our $1.5 billion revolving credit facility due in 2020 (consisting of $216 million of borrowings and $389 million of letters of credit outstanding). The amount available to borrow under our credit facility was approximately $191 million, which reflects the effect of our springing fixed charge coverage ratio covenant and the borrowing base limitation in our revolving credit facility, which varies primarily based on our overall inventory and receivables balances. Availability under our general debt basket was approximately $407 million at July 29, 2017, compared to $250 million at January 28, 2017.

The Company's total cash balances were $442 million at July 29, 2017, including restricted cash of $230 million, compared with $286 million at January 28, 2017. Short-term borrowings totaled $546 million at the end of the second quarter of 2017, consisting of $216 million of revolver borrowings and $330 million of line of credit loans.

Merchandise inventories were $3.4 billion at July 29, 2017, compared to $4.7 billion at July 30, 2016, while merchandise payables were $0.7 billion and $1.3 billion at July 29, 2017 and July 30, 2016, respectively.

Total long-term debt (including current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations) was $3.5 billion and $4.2 billion at July 29, 2017 and January 28, 2017, respectively.

We continued to take actions during the second quarter of 2017 to improve liquidity. As previously announced, the Company amended its existing Second Lien Credit Agreement dated September 1, 2016 in July to provide for the creation of a $500 million Line of Credit Loan Facility (the "Line of Credit Facility"). At the end of the second quarter of 2017, $330 million was outstanding under the Line of Credit Facility. Seven investors have made loans to the Company under the Line of Credit Facility, including affiliates of ESL Investments, Inc. ("ESL"), certain of our directors and companies affiliated with them, and certain unaffiliated third party investors. Additionally, in August, the Company executed an amendment to its secured standby letter of credit facility (the "LC Facility"). The amendment, among other things, extends the maturity of the $271 million LC Facility from its original maturity date of December 28, 2017 through December 28, 2018 and eliminates the unused portion of the facility. The LC Facility permits the lenders, JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, affiliates of ESL, to syndicate all or a portion of their commitments under the LC Facility. As of today, $140 million of the LC Facility has been syndicated to unaffiliated third party lenders.

During the second quarter of 2017, we generated net cash proceeds of over $460 million from real estate transactions, a portion of which were used to reduce the amounts outstanding under the 2016 Real Estate Loan from $500 million to $263 million, which resulted in increased availability under the general debt basket of the Company's revolving credit facility, pursuant to which the Company can raise up to $1.0 billion in loans that can mature within the June 2020 maturity, and under the 2017 Real Estate Loan from $500 million to $461 million. Remaining net proceeds of over $180 million from the real estate transactions were used to reduce the outstanding balance on our revolving credit facility. Subsequent to second quarter end, the Company executed additional asset sales which generated cash proceeds of nearly $160 million, with approximately $25 million utilized to pay down amounts outstanding under the 2017 Real Estate Loan and the remainder used to pay down revolver borrowings.

We continue to work to manage our vendor relationships in a constructive manner. We have materially reduced our risk over the past several years, while meeting all of our obligations. Similarly, we will continue to ensure that our vendors deliver on their obligations to Sears Holdings.

Strategic Actions

In July, the Company announced our agreement with Amazon to launch Kenmore products on Amazon.com, which we expect will significantly expand the reach of the Kenmore brand. We expect this partnership to drive growth opportunities across three of our divisions - Kenmore, Sears Home Services and Innovel Solutions, Inc. ("Innovel"). Innovel and Sears Home Services will provide white-glove service for delivery, installation and extended product protection for the full range of home appliances from Kenmore sold on Amazon.com. The Amazon Kenmore Store will feature a full range of Kenmore products for purchase across the United States, with select home appliances already available in California.

We continue to explore opportunities for our Kenmore® and DieHard® brands, as well as our Sears Home Services and Sears Auto Center businesses by evaluating potential partnerships or other transactions that could expand distribution of our brands and service offerings to realize significant growth. There can be no assurance that we will complete one or more transactions, and we also intend to take actions on our own that present the opportunity to improve the economics of these brands and business, including potential externalization through non-Sears Holdings channels.

We have also continued to achieve significant progress in our restructuring program announced earlier this year, with over $1.0 billion in annualized cost savings actioned to date. Actions taken to date to realize $1.25 billion in annualized cost savings have included simplification of the organizational structure of Sears Holdings, streamlining of operations, reducing unprofitable categories and the closure of under-performing stores. In fiscal year 2017, we have closed approximately 180 stores previously announced for closure, and an additional 150 stores previously announced for closure are expected to be closed by the end of the third quarter of 2017. In addition, later this morning we will be notifying associates at 28 Kmart stores that we will be closing these stores later this year, as we continue to transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of our members; a list of these stores will be posted in the "News/Media" section of searsholdings.com (http://searsholdings.com/media/company-statements) by mid-day. As a result of these actions, the Company has begun to see improvement in the operations in the second quarter as noted above, particularly in the months of June and July as the restructuring program actions, including the closing of unprofitable stores, have begun to take effect.

Finally, in August 2017, the Company reached an agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ("MLIC") to annuitize an additional $512 million of its pension liability, under which MLIC will pay future pension benefit payments to approximately 20,000 retirees. This action is expected to have an immaterial impact on the funded status of our total pension obligations, but will serve to further reduce the size of the Company's combined pension plan, reduce future cost volatility, and reduce future plan administrative expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA

In addition to our net loss attributable to Sears Holdings' shareholders determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), for purposes of evaluating operating performance, we use Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") and Adjusted Loss Per Share ("Adjusted EPS"), which are non-GAAP measures. The tables attached to this press release provide a reconciliation of GAAP to as adjusted amounts. We believe that our use of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS provides an appropriate measure for investors to use in assessing our performance across periods, given that these measures provide adjustments for certain significant items which may vary significantly from period to period, improving the comparability of year-to-year results and is therefore representative of our ongoing performance. Therefore, we have adjusted our results for them to make our statements more useful and comparable. However, we do not, and do not recommend that you solely use Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted EPS to assess our financial and earnings performance. We also use, and recommend that you use, diluted loss per share in addition to Adjusted EPS in assessing our earnings performance.

Forward-Looking Statements

Results are unaudited. This press release contains forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements about our strategic restructuring program and anticipated results of strategic initiatives, our transformation through our integrated retail strategy, our plans to redeploy and reconfigure our assets, our plans to market and sell a portion of our existing real estate assets, our liquidity, our ability to exercise financial flexibility as we meet our obligations and pursue possible strategic transactions, and other statements that describe the Company's plans. Whenever used, words such as "will," "expect," and other terms of similar meaning are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, including these, are based on the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are subject to significant risks, assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control, that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Detailed descriptions of other risks relating to Sears Holdings are discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. While we believe that our forecasts and assumptions are reasonable, we caution that actual results may differ materially. We intend the forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time made and do not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available, except as required by law.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members - wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart, as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com.


Sears Holdings Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)









Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change









13 Weeks Ended


26 Weeks Ended

millions, except per share data

July 29,
 2017


July 30,
 2016


July 29,
 2017


July 30,
 2016

REVENUES








Merchandise sales

$

3,498



$

4,648



$

6,927



$

9,050


Services and other

867



1,015



1,739



2,007


Total revenues

4,365



5,663



8,666



11,057


COSTS AND EXPENSES








Cost of sales, buying and occupancy - merchandise sales

2,902



3,809



5,785



7,431


Gross margin dollars - merchandise sales

596



839



1,142



1,619


Gross margin rate - merchandise sales

17.0%



18.1%



16.5%



17.9%


Cost of sales and occupancy - services and other

492



594



980



1,189


Gross margin dollars - services and other

375



421



759



818


Gross margin rate - services and other

43.3%



41.5%



43.6%



40.8%


Total cost of sales, buying and occupancy

3,394



4,403



6,765



8,620


Total gross margin dollars

971



1,260



1,901



2,437


Total gross margin rate

22.2%



22.2%



21.9%



22.0%


Selling and administrative

1,369



1,484



2,636



2,987


Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

31.4%



26.2%



30.4%



27.0%


Depreciation and amortization

83



92



170



187


Impairment charges

5



7



20



15


Gain on sales of assets

(380)



(54)



(1,121)



(115)


Total costs and expenses

4,471



5,932



8,470



11,694


Operating income (loss)

(106)



(269)



196



(637)


Interest expense

(123)



(99)



(251)



(184)


Interest and investment loss

(12)



(13)



(14)



(17)


Other loss



(1)






Loss before income taxes

(241)



(382)



(69)



(838)


Income tax (expense) benefit

(10)



(13)



62



(28)


NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HOLDINGS' SHAREHOLDERS

$

(251)



$

(395)



$

(7)



$

(866)


NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO HOLDINGS' SHAREHOLDERS








Diluted loss per share

$

(2.34)



$

(3.70)



$

(0.07)



$

(8.11)


Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

107.3



106.9



107.2



106.8


 


Sears Holdings Corporation

 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)








Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change














millions


July 29,
 2017


July 30,
 2016


January 28,
 2017

ASSETS







Current assets







Cash and cash equivalents


$

212



$

276



$

286


Restricted cash


230






Accounts receivable


370



390



466


Merchandise inventories


3,433



4,684



3,959


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


318



275



285


Total current assets


4,563



5,625



4,996


Property and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $2,676, $3,032 and $2,841)


1,969



2,465



2,240


Goodwill


269



269



269


Trade names and other intangible assets


1,249



1,906



1,521


Other assets


301



349



336


TOTAL ASSETS


$

8,351



$

10,614



$

9,362


LIABILITIES







Current liabilities







Short-term borrowings


$

546



$

164



$


Current portion of long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations


1,052



550



590


Merchandise payables


670



1,345



1,048


Other current liabilities


1,686



1,802



1,956


Unearned revenues


704



775



748


Other taxes


302



317



339


Total current liabilities


4,960



4,953



4,681


Long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations


2,405



2,837



3,573


Pension and postretirement benefits


1,731



2,072



1,750


Deferred gain on sale-leaseback


455



686



563


Sale-leaseback financing obligation


230



164



235


Other long-term liabilities


1,578



1,703



1,641


Long-term deferred tax liabilities


643



892



743


Total Liabilities


12,002



13,307



13,186


DEFICIT







   Total Deficit


(3,651)



(2,693)



(3,824)


   TOTAL LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT


$

8,351



$

10,614



$

9,362









Total common shares outstanding


107.4



106.9



107.1


 


Sears Holdings Corporation

Segment Results

(Unaudited)







Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change













13 Weeks Ended July 29, 2017

millions, except store data

Kmart


Sears
Domestic


Sears
Holdings

Total revenues

$

1,475



$

2,890



$

4,365








Total cost of sales, buying and occupancy

1,195



2,199



3,394


Gross margin dollars

280



691



971


Gross margin rate

19.0%



23.9%



22.2%








Selling and administrative

323



1,046



1,369


Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

21.9%



36.2%



31.4%


Depreciation and amortization

14



69



83


Impairment charges

3



2



5


Gain on sales of assets

(79)



(301)



(380)


           Total costs and expenses

1,456



3,015



4,471


Operating income (loss)

$

19



$

(125)



$

(106)








Number of:






  Kmart Stores

610





610


  Full-Line Stores



619



619


  Specialty Stores



21



21


  Total Stores

610



640



1,250















13 Weeks Ended July 30, 2016

millions, except store data

 Kmart


Sears
Domestic


Sears
Holdings

Total revenues

$

2,221



$

3,442



$

5,663








Total cost of sales, buying and occupancy

1,760



2,643



4,403


Gross margin dollars

461



799



1,260


Gross margin rate

20.8%



23.2%



22.2%








Selling and administrative

498



986



1,484


Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

22.4%



28.6%



26.2%


Depreciation and amortization

15



77



92


Impairment charges

1



6



7


Gain on sales of assets

(44)



(10)



(54)


           Total costs and expenses

2,230



3,702



5,932


Operating loss

$

(9)



$

(260)



$

(269)








Number of:






  Kmart Stores

883





883


  Full-Line Stores



683



683


  Specialty Stores



26



26


  Total Stores

883



709



1,592









 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Segment Results

(Unaudited)







Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change













26 Weeks Ended July 29, 2017

millions, except store data

Kmart


Sears
Domestic


Sears
Holdings

Total revenues

$

2,968



$

5,698



$

8,666








Total cost of sales, buying and occupancy

2,425



4,340



6,765


Gross margin dollars

543



1,358



1,901


Gross margin rate

18.3%



23.8%



21.9%








Selling and administrative

715



1,921



2,636


Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

24.1%



33.7%



30.4%


Depreciation and amortization

27



143



170


Impairment charges

8



12



20


Gain on sales of assets

(676)



(445)



(1,121)


           Total costs and expenses

2,499



5,971



8,470


Operating income (loss)

$

469



$

(273)



$

196








Number of:






  Kmart Stores

610





610


  Full-Line Stores



619



619


  Specialty Stores



21



21


  Total Stores

610



640



1,250















26 Weeks Ended July 30, 2016

millions, except store data

 Kmart


Sears
Domestic


Sears
Holdings

Total revenues

$

4,360



$

6,697



$

11,057








Total cost of sales, buying and occupancy

3,495



5,125



8,620


Gross margin dollars

865



1,572



2,437


Gross margin rate

19.8%



23.5%



22.0%








Selling and administrative

1,042



1,945



2,987


Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenues

23.9

%



29.0

%



27.0

%


Depreciation and amortization

34



153



187


Impairment charges

4



11



15


Gain on sales of assets

(90)



(25)



(115)


           Total costs and expenses

4,485



7,209



11,694


Operating loss

$

(125)



$

(512)



$

(637)








Number of:






  Kmart Stores

883





883


  Full-Line Stores



683



683


  Specialty Stores



26



26


  Total Stores

883



709



1,592








 


Sears Holdings Corporation

Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited)







Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change







13 Weeks Ended


26 Weeks Ended

millions

July 29,
 2017


July 30,
 2016


July 29,
 2017


July 30,
 2016

Net loss attributable to Holdings per statement of operations

$

(251)



$

(395)



$

(7)



$

(866)


Income tax expense (benefit)

10



13



(62)



28


Interest expense

123



99



251



184


Interest and investment loss

12



13



14



17


Other loss



1






Operating income (loss)

(106)



(269)



196



(637)


Depreciation and amortization

83



92



170



187


Gain on sales of assets

(380)



(54)



(1,121)



(115)


Before excluded items

(403)



(231)



(755)



(565)










Closed store reserve and severance

128



(18)



204



69


Pension expense

246



72



291



144


Other(1)

(24)



1



(9)



9


Amortization of deferred Seritage gain

(19)



(22)



(40)



(44)


Impairment charges

5



7



20



15


Adjusted EBITDA

$

(67)



$

(191)



$

(289)



$

(372)




(1)

The 13- and 26- week periods ended July 29, 2017 consisted of items associated with legal matters and transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives, while the 13- and 26- week periods ended July 30, 2016 consisted of expenses associated with legal matters, transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives and other expenses.

 


Sears Holdings Corporation

Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited)


Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change




13 Weeks Ended


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016

millions

Kmart

Sears
Domestic

Sears
Holdings


Kmart

Sears
Domestic

Sears
Holdings

Operating income (loss) per statement of operations

$

19


$

(125)


$

(106)



$

(9)


$

(260)


$

(269)


Depreciation and amortization

14


69


83



15


77


92


Gain on sales of assets

(79)


(301)


(380)



(44)


(10)


(54)


Before excluded items

(46)


(357)


(403)



(38)


(193)


(231)










Closed store reserve and severance

68


60


128



(21)


3


(18)


Pension expense


246


246




72


72


Other(1)

(24)



(24)




1


1


Amortization of deferred Seritage gain

(2)


(17)


(19)



(5)


(17)


(22)


Impairment charges

3


2


5



1


6


7


Adjusted EBITDA

$

(1)


$

(66)


$

(67)



$

(63)


$

(128)


$

(191)


% to revenues

(0.1)%


(2.3)%


(1.5)%



(2.8)%


(3.7)%


(3.4)%





26 Weeks Ended


July 29, 2017


July 30, 2016

millions

Kmart

Sears
Domestic

Sears
Holdings


Kmart

Sears
Domestic

Sears
Holdings

Operating income (loss) per statement of operations

$

469


$

(273)


$

196



$

(125)


$

(512)


$

(637)


Depreciation and amortization

27


143


170



34


153


187


Gain on sales of assets

(676)


(445)


(1,121)



(90)


(25)


(115)


Before excluded items

(180)


(575)


(755)



(181)


(384)


(565)










Closed store reserve and severance

102


102


204



52


17


69


Pension expense


291


291




144


144


Other(1)

(24)


15


(9)



8


1


9


Amortization of deferred Seritage gain

(6)


(34)


(40)



(9)


(35)


(44)


Impairment charges

8


12


20



4


11


15


Adjusted EBITDA

$

(100)


$

(189)


$

(289)



$

(126)


$

(246)


$

(372)


% to revenues

(3.4)%


(3.3)%


(3.3)%



(2.9)%


(3.7)%


(3.4)%




(1)

 The 13- and 26- week periods ended July 29, 2017 consisted of items associated with legal matters and transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives, while the 13- and 26- week periods ended July 30, 2016 consisted of expenses associated with legal matters, transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives and other expenses.

 


Sears Holdings Corporation

Adjusted Earnings per Share

(Unaudited)


Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change




13 Weeks Ended July 29, 2017



Adjustments


millions, except per share data

GAAP

Pension
Expense

Closed Store
Reserve,
Store
Impairments
and
Severance

Gain on
Sales of
Assets

Mark-to-
Market
Adjustments

Amortization
of Deferred
Seritage
Gain

Other(1)

Tax
Matters

As
Adjusted

Gross margin impact

$

971


$


$

89


$


$


$

(19)


$


$


$

1,041


Selling and administrative impact

1,369


(246)


(39)





24



1,108


Depreciation and amortization impact

83



(8)







75


Impairment charges impact

5



(5)








Gain on sales of assets impact

(380)




315






(65)


Operating loss impact

(106)


246


141


(315)



(19)


(24)



(77)


Interest and investment loss impact

(12)





12






Income tax expense impact

(10)


(92)


(53)


118


(5)


7


9


101


75


After tax impact

(251)


154


88


(197)


7


(12)


(15)


101


(125)


Diluted loss per share impact

$

(2.34)


$

1.44


$

0.82


$

(1.84)


$

0.07


$

(0.11)


$

(0.14)


$

0.94


$

(1.16)




(1)

Consisted of items associated with legal matters.

 


13 Weeks Ended July 30, 2016



Adjustments


millions, except per share data

GAAP

Pension
Expense

Closed Store
Reserve,
Store
Impairments
and
Severance

Gain on
Sales of
Assets

Mark-to-
Market
Adjustments

Amortization
of Deferred
Seritage
Gain

Other(1)

Tax
Matters

As
Adjusted

Gross margin impact

$

1,260


$


$

4


$


$


$

(22)


$


$


$

1,242


Selling and administrative impact

1,484


(72)


22





(1)



1,433


Depreciation and amortization impact

92



(1)







91


Impairment charges impact

7



(7)








Gain on sales of assets impact

(54)




21






(33)


Operating loss impact

(269)


72


(10)


(21)



(22)


1



(249)


Interest and investment loss impact

(13)





14





1


Income tax expense impact

(13)


(27)


4


8


(5)


8



156


131


After tax impact

(395)


45


(6)


(13)


9


(14)


1


156


(217)


Diluted loss per share impact

$

(3.70)


$

0.42


$

(0.05)


$

(0.12)


$

0.08


$

(0.13)


$

0.01


$

1.46


$

(2.03)




(1)

Consisted of transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives and other expenses.

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

Adjusted Earnings per Share

(Unaudited)


Amounts are Preliminary and Subject to Change


26 Weeks Ended July 29, 2017



Adjustments


millions, except per share data

GAAP

Pension
Expense

Closed Store
Reserve,
Store
Impairments
and
Severance

Gain on
Sale of
Trade
name

Gain on
Sales of
Assets

Mark-to-
Market
Adjustments

Amortization
of Deferred
Seritage
Gain

Other(1)

Tax
Matters

As
Adjusted

Gross margin impact

$

1,901


$


$

104


$


$


$


$

(40)


$


$


$

1,965


Selling and administrative impact

2,636


(291)


(100)






9



2,254


Depreciation and amortization impact

170



(14)








156


Impairment charges

20



(20)









Gain on sales of assets impact

(1,121)




492


504






(125)


Operating income impact

196


291


238


(492)


(504)



(40)


(9)



(320)


Interest and investment loss impact

(14)






17





3


Income tax benefit impact

62


(109)


(89)


185


189


(6)


15


3


(37)


213


After tax impact

(7)


182


149


(307)


(315)


11


(25)


(6)


(37)


(355)


Diluted loss per share impact

$

(0.07)


$

1.70


$

1.39


$

(2.86)


$

(2.94)


$

0.10


$

(0.23)


$

(0.06)


$

(0.34)


$

(3.31)




(1)

Consisted of expenses associated with legal matters and transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives.

 


26 Weeks Ended July 30, 2016



Adjustments


millions, except per share data

GAAP

Pension
Expense

Closed Store
Reserve,
Store
Impairments
and
Severance

Gain on
Sales of
Assets

Mark-to-
Market
Adjustments

Amortization
of Deferred
Seritage
Gain

Other(1)

Tax
Matters

As
Adjusted

Gross margin impact

$

2,437


$


$

64


$


$


$

(44)


$


$


$

2,457


Selling and administrative impact

2,987


(144)


(5)





(9)



2,829


Depreciation and amortization impact

187



(5)







182


Impairment charges impact

15



(15)








Gain on sales of assets impact

(115)




47






(68)


Operating loss impact

(637)


144


89


(47)



(44)


9



(486)


Interest and investment loss impact

(17)





20





3


Income tax expense impact

(28)


(54)


(33)


18


(8)


16


(3)


342


250


After tax impact

(866)


90


56


(29)


12


(28)


6


342


(417)


Diluted loss per share impact

$

(8.11)


$

0.85


$

0.52


$

(0.27)


$

0.11


$

(0.26)


$

0.06


$

3.20


$

(3.90)




(1)

Consisted of expenses associated with legal matters, transaction costs associated with strategic initiatives and other expenses.

 

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