SpartanNash Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results

Reaffirms Fiscal 2023 Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS Guidance; Updates Sales and Capital Outlook

Advances Long-Term Strategic Plan with Continued Transformation Initiatives

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Food solutions company SpartanNash (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) today reported financial results for its 12-week second quarter ended July 15, 2023.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Highlights

  • Net sales of $2.31 billion, an increase of 1.7%, compared to $2.27 billion in the prior year quarter.
  • Retail comparable sales increased 3.9%, compared to the prior year quarter.
  • Net earnings of $19.5 million, compared to $5.1 million in the prior year quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $66.1 million, compared to $61.8 million in the prior year quarter.
  • Cash generated from operating activities was $49.7 million during the first half of fiscal 2023 compared to $28.5 million in the first half of the prior year.
  • Returned $33.6 million to shareholders during the first half of fiscal 2023 through $18.5 million in share repurchases and $15.1 million in dividends.
  • Continued long-term plan transformation work by implementing new ways of working across the Company’s go-to-market functions, launching in the third quarter fiscal 2023. Expected run-rate cost savings of approximately $20 million by year-end.

(1)

A reconciliation of net earnings to adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, is provided in Table 2 below.

“Our team delivered solid results in the first half of 2023, leveraging transformational initiatives for growth and value. We are encouraged by the success to date, but also believe there is a long runway of benefits that will help us achieve our long-term strategic plan,” said SpartanNash President and CEO Tony Sarsam. “We are now entering the next phase of our transformation, bolstering our go-to-market strategy and building on our Signature Strength of being the most customer-focused, innovative food solutions company. All of the elements of our long-term strategic plan differentiate SpartanNash as a growth-oriented organization, which further positions us to drive profitability and increase shareholder value.”

Second Quarter Consolidated Financial Results

Net sales increased $38.5 million, or 1.7%, to $2.31 billion from $2.27 billion in the prior year quarter. The year-over-year increase reflected sales growth in both the Wholesale and Retail segments, which were favorably impacted by inflation trends. 

Gross profit was $352.4 million, or 15.2% of net sales, compared to $354.2 million, or 15.6% of net sales, in the prior year quarter. The gross profit decline was driven by lower volumes while the gross profit rate decrease was driven by lower inflation-related price change benefits in the Wholesale segment compared to elevated levels in the prior year. The gross profit decline was partially offset by benefits realized from the merchandising transformation initiative and higher overall margin rates in the Retail segment. Last-in-first-out (“LIFO”) expense decreased $13.2 million, or 58 basis points, compared to the prior year quarter.

Reported operating expenses for the second quarter were $316.6 million, or 13.7% of net sales, compared to $341.9 million, or 15.0% of net sales, in the prior year quarter. The decrease in expenses as a percentage of sales was due primarily to a decline in incentive compensation expense compared to the prior year quarter, a reduction in the supply chain expense rates as a result of efficiencies realized from the Company’s supply chain transformation initiative, and lower restructuring and asset impairment charges.

The Company reported operating earnings of $35.8 million, an increase of $23.5 million, compared to $12.3 million in the prior year quarter. The increase was driven by the changes in net sales, gross profit, and operating expenses discussed above.

Interest expense of $9.3 million increased $4.8 million from the prior year quarter. Higher interest rates were driven by federal monetary policy tightening, resulting in a 350 basis point increase in the federal funds rate by the end of the second quarter compared to the prior year quarter, and accounted for $3.9 million of the increase in interest expense. Other income for the second quarter included a $0.8 million gain related to the amortization of a prior service credit of a previously terminated post-retirement plan.

The Company reported net earnings of $19.5 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared to $5.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the prior year quarter. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations(2) for the second quarter were $22.4 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, compared to $24.2 million, or $0.66 per diluted share in the prior year quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased $4.3 million to $66.1 million, compared to $61.8 million in the prior year quarter, due to the sales, gross profit and expense year-over-year trends mentioned above.

(2)

A reconciliation of net earnings to adjusted earnings from continuing operations, as well as per diluted share (“adjusted EPS”), a non-GAAP financial measure, is provided in Table 4 below.

Second Quarter Segment Financial Results

Wholesale

The Company’s supply chain network serves Wholesale customers that include independent and chain grocers, national retail brands, e-commerce platforms, and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges around the globe. The Company distributes products for every aisle in the grocery store, from fresh produce to household goods to its OwnBrands, which include the Our Family® portfolio of products.

Net sales for Wholesale increased $31.9 million, or 2.0%, to $1.63 billion from $1.60 billion in the prior year quarter. The growth in net sales was due primarily to the inflationary impact on pricing in the quarter partially offset by marketplace demand changes from a certain national account.

Reported operating earnings for Wholesale were $21.5 million, compared to $12.7 million in the prior year quarter. The increase in reported operating earnings was due to improved leverage of operating expenses, including lower incentive compensation, as well as efficiencies realized from the Company’s supply chain transformation initiative. The increase in reported operating earnings was partially offset by lower gross profit from cycling the prior year quarter’s inflation-related price change benefits and reduced volume in the current quarter. Adjusted EBITDA(1) decreased $1.9 million to $40.7 million from $42.6 million in the prior year quarter.

Retail

The Company operates a scaled regional Retail segment with 144 brick-and-mortar grocery stores, in addition to pharmacies and fuel centers.

Net sales for Retail increased $6.6 million, or 1.0%, to $679.0 million from $672.4 million in the prior year quarter. Retail comparable store sales grew 3.9% for the quarter, due primarily to the inflationary impact on pricing. Additionally, lower fuel prices in the quarter reduced reported net sales by 2.0%.

Reported operating earnings for Retail were $14.2 million, compared to a reported operating loss of $0.4 million in the prior year quarter. The improvement was due to lower incentive compensation, a higher gross profit rate, and reduced asset impairment and restructuring charges. This was partially offset by reduced volume, continued investment in store wage rates, and reduced pharmacy margins. Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased $6.2 million to $25.4 million from $19.2 million in the prior year quarter.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities, including current maturities, increased $49.9 million during the first half of fiscal 2023. The Company’s net long-term debt(3) to adjusted EBITDA(1) ratio improved sequentially by 10 basis points to 2.2x, compared to the first quarter 2023. The Company’s liquidity remains strong, giving it flexibility to support its strategic plan.

Cash flows provided by operating activities for the first half of fiscal 2023 were $49.7 million, compared to $28.5 million in the first half of the prior year. The increase in cash flows compared to the prior year was due primarily to improvements in working capital.

Purchases of property and equipment were $60.8 million for the first half of fiscal 2023, compared to $46.4 million in the first half of the prior year, while capital expenditures and IT capital(4) totaled $63.5 million for the first half of fiscal 2023, compared to $49.6 million in the first half of the prior year.

During the first half of fiscal 2023, the Company paid $15.1 million in cash dividends, equal to $0.43 per common share. The Company also repurchased 765,194 shares of common stock for a total of $18.5 million during the first half of fiscal 2023, at an average price of $24.21 per share. In total, the Company returned $33.6 million to shareholders through the second quarter. As of July 15, 2023, $25.5 million remains available under the Company’s share repurchase program, which expires on February 22, 2027.

(3)

A reconciliation of long-term debt and finance lease obligations to net long-term debt, a non-GAAP financial measure, is provided in Table 5 below.



(4)

A reconciliation of purchases of property and equipment to capital expenditures and IT capital, a non-GAAP financial measure, is provided in Table 6 below.

Fiscal 2023 Outlook

Based upon the Company’s performance to date and the current outlook for the remainder of fiscal 2023, the Company has reaffirmed its previous guidance provided on February 23, 2023 with respect to adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS. The Company is updating its total net sales and capital expenditures and IT capital guidance to reflect current trends and market conditions. The following table provides the Company’s updated guidance for fiscal 2023:


Fiscal 2022



Previous Fiscal 2023 Outlook



Updated Fiscal 2023 Outlook



Actual



Low



High



Low



High


Total net sales (millions)

$


9,643



$


9,900



$


10,200



$


9,650



$


9,950


Adjusted EBITDA(1) (millions)

$


243



$


248



$


263



$


248



$


263


Adjusted EPS(2)

$


2.33



$


2.20



$


2.35



$


2.20



$


2.35


Capital expenditures and IT capital(4) (thousands)

$


102,097



$


130,000



$


145,000



$


130,000



$


140,000


Continuing to Execute Long-Term Plan

With meaningful progress underway with the Company’s supply chain transformation, merchandising transformation and marketing innovation initiatives, SpartanNash is now repositioning its go-to-market strategy. The strategy enhances customer centricity and is expected to deliver both effectiveness and efficiency. Over the past several months, the Company developed a refreshed go-to-market plan, which is being implemented in the third quarter fiscal 2023.

In connection with these changes, the Company expects to realize approximately $20 million in run-rate cost savings in late 2023, which was previously incorporated in the long-term strategic plan’s gross benefits communicated by the Company.

Conference Call & Supplemental Earnings Presentation

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its quarterly results with additional comments and details on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. ET. There will also be a simultaneous, live webcast made available at SpartanNash’s website at www.spartannash.com/webcasts under the “Investor Relations” section and will remain archived on the Company’s website through Thursday, August 31, 2023.

A supplemental quarterly earnings presentation will also be available on the Company’s website at www.spartannash.com/investor-presentations.

About SpartanNash

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a food solutions company that delivers the ingredients for a better life. Committed to fostering a People First culture, the SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,500 strong and growing. SpartanNash operates two complementary business segments – food wholesale and grocery retail. Its global supply chain network serves wholesale customers that include independent and chain grocers, national retail brands, e-commerce platforms, and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges. The Company distributes products for every aisle in the grocery store, from fresh produce to household goods to its OwnBrands, which include the Our Family® portfolio of products. On the retail side, SpartanNash operates 144 brick-and-mortar grocery stores, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market, in addition to dozens of pharmacies and fuel centers. Leveraging insights and solutions across its segments, SpartanNash offers a full suite of support services for independent grocers. For more information, visit spartannash.com

Forward-Looking Statements

The matters discussed in this press release and in the Company’s website-accessible conference calls with analysts and investor presentations include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), about the plans, strategies, objectives, goals or expectations of the Company. These forward-looking statements may be identifiable by words or phrases indicating that the Company or management “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “intends,” or “estimates,” or that a particular occurrence or event “may,” “could,” “should,” “will” or “will likely” result, occur or be pursued or “continue” in the future, that the “outlook,” “trend,” “guidance” or “target” is toward a particular result or occurrence, that a development is an “opportunity,” “priority,” “strategy,” “focus,” that the Company is “positioned” for a particular result, or similarly stated expectations. Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which, with respect to future business decisions, are subject to change. These uncertainties and contingencies may affect actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the Company’s ability to compete in an extremely competitive industry; the Company’s dependence on certain major customers; the Company’s ability to implement its growth strategy and transformation initiatives; changes in relationships with the Company’s vendor base and supply chain disruptions; vulnerability to decreases in the supply and increases in the price of raw materials and labor, manufacturing, distribution and other costs; macroeconomic uncertainty, including rising inflation, potential economic recession, and increasing interest rates; difficulty attracting and retaining well-qualified Associates and effectively managing increased labor costs; customers to whom the Company extends credit or for whom the Company guarantees loans or lease obligations may fail to repay the Company; not achieving the Company’s strategy of growth through acquisitions and encountering difficulties successfully integrating acquired businesses that may not realize the anticipated benefits; the Company’s ability to manage its private brand program for U.S. military commissaries, including the termination of the program or not achieving the desired results; disruptions to the Company’s information security network, including security breaches and cyber-attacks; changes in the geopolitical conditions, including the RussiaUkraine conflict; instances of security threats, severe weather conditions and natural disasters; climate change and an increased focus by stakeholders on environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility; impacts to the Company’s business and reputation due to an increasing focus on environmental, social and governance matters; disruptions associated with disease outbreaks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; impairment charges for goodwill or other long-lived assets; the Company’s ability to successfully manage leadership transitions; interest rate fluctuations; the Company’s ability to service its debt and to comply with debt covenants; the Company’s level of indebtedness; changes in government regulations; changes in the military commissary system, including its supply chain, or in the level of governmental funding; product recalls and other product-related safety concerns; labor relations issues; cost increases related to multi-employer pension plans and other postretirement plans; and other risks and uncertainties listed under “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to the Company or that the Company currently believes are immaterial also may impair its business, operations, liquidity, financial condition and prospects. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements to reflect developments that occur or information obtained after the date of this press release.

SPARTANNASH COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)



12 Weeks Ended



28 Weeks Ended




July 15,



July 16,



July 15,



July 16,



(In thousands, except per share amounts)

2023



2022



2023



2022



Net sales

$


2,312,394



$


2,273,890



$


5,219,788



$


5,037,548



Cost of sales



1,960,012





1,919,647





4,420,740





4,232,722



Gross profit



352,382





354,243





799,048





804,826
























Operating expenses





















Selling, general and administrative



318,795





338,867





736,991





761,049



Acquisition and integration



55





436





129





675



Restructuring and asset impairment, net



(2,254)





2,611





1,829





2,624



Total operating expenses



316,596





341,914





738,949





764,348
























Operating earnings



35,786





12,329





60,099





40,478
























Other expenses and (income)





















Interest expense, net



9,349





4,528





20,938





8,713



Other, net



(685)





600





(1,724)





384



Total other expenses, net



8,664





5,128





19,214





9,097
























Earnings before income taxes



27,122





7,201





40,885





31,381



Income tax expense



7,654





2,086





10,080





6,977



Net earnings

$


19,468



$


5,115



$


30,805



$


24,404
























Net earnings per basic common share

$


0.57



$


0.14



$


0.90



$


0.69
























Net earnings per diluted common share

$


0.56



$


0.14



$


0.88



$


0.67
























Weighted average shares outstanding:





















Basic



34,125





35,564





34,366





35,565



Diluted



34,641





36,528





35,116





36,470
























SPARTANNASH COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)



July 15,



December 31,


(In thousands)

2023



2022


Assets










Current assets










Cash and cash equivalents

$


16,910



$


29,086


Accounts and notes receivable, net



426,186





404,016


Inventories, net



576,859





571,065


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



65,402





62,244


Total current assets



1,085,357





1,066,411












Property and equipment, net



609,236





610,220


Goodwill



182,160





182,160


Intangible assets, net



103,795





106,341


Operating lease assets



254,146





257,047


Other assets, net



92,217





84,382












Total assets

$


2,326,911



$


2,306,561












Liabilities and Shareholders Equity










Current liabilities










Accounts payable

$


500,044



$


487,215


Accrued payroll and benefits



61,344





103,048


Other accrued expenses



58,306





62,465


Current portion of operating lease liabilities



43,194





45,453


Current portion of long-term debt and finance lease liabilities



7,644





6,789


Total current liabilities



670,532





704,970












Long-term liabilities










Deferred income taxes



78,472





66,293


Operating lease liabilities



235,424





239,062


Other long-term liabilities



28,229





33,376


Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities



545,857





496,792


Total long-term liabilities



887,982





835,523












Commitments and contingencies




















Shareholders equity










Common stock, voting, no par value; 100,000 shares

     authorized; 34,618 and 35,079 shares outstanding



454,844





468,061


Preferred stock, no par value, 10,000 shares

     authorized; no shares outstanding








Accumulated other comprehensive income



2,923





2,979


Retained earnings



310,630





295,028


Total shareholders equity



768,397





766,068












Total liabilities and shareholders equity

$


2,326,911



$


2,306,561












SPARTANNASH COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)






28 Weeks Ended


(In thousands)




July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022


Cash flow activities













Net cash provided by operating activities




$


49,656



$


28,519


Net cash used in investing activities






(57,057)





(50,707)


Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities






(4,775)





32,739


Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents






(12,176)





10,551


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period






29,086





10,666


Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period




$


16,910



$


21,217


SPARTANNASH COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA 


Table 1: Sales and Operating Earnings (loss) by Segment
(Unaudited)



12 Weeks Ended



28 Weeks Ended


(In thousands)

July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022



July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022


Wholesale Segment:
































Net sales

$


1,633,364



70.6

%


$


1,601,485



70.4

%


$


3,719,048



71.2

%


$


3,583,864



71.1

%

Operating earnings



21,542








12,697








47,867








40,819





Retail Segment:
































Net sales



679,030



29.4

%




672,405



29.6

%




1,500,740



28.8

%




1,453,684



28.9

%

Operating earnings (loss)



14,244








(368)








12,232








(341)





Total:
































Net sales

$


2,312,394



100.0

%


$


2,273,890



100.0

%


$


5,219,788



100.0

%


$


5,037,548



100.0

%

Operating earnings



35,786








12,329








60,099








40,478





Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with GAAP, the Company also provides information regarding adjusted operating earnings, adjusted earnings from continuing operations, as well as per diluted share (“adjusted EPS”), net long-term debt, capital expenditures and IT capital, and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“adjusted EBITDA”). These are non-GAAP financial measures, as defined below, and are used by management to allocate resources, assess performance against its peers and evaluate overall performance. The Company believes these measures provide useful information for both management and its investors. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors because they provide additional understanding of the trends and special circumstances that affect its business. These measures provide useful supplemental information that helps investors to establish a basis for expected performance and the ability to evaluate actual results against that expectation. The measures, when considered in connection with GAAP results, can be used to assess the overall performance of the Company as well as assess the Company’s performance against its peers. These measures are also used as a basis for certain compensation programs sponsored by the Company. In addition, securities analysts, fund managers and other shareholders and stakeholders that communicate with the Company request its financial results in these adjusted formats.

Current year adjusted operating earnings, adjusted earnings from continuing operations, and adjusted EBITDA exclude, among other items, LIFO expense, organizational realignment, severance associated with cost reduction initiatives, a non-routine settlement related to a legal matter resulting from a previously closed operation that was resolved during the year and operating and non-operating costs associated with the postretirement plan amendment and settlement. Current year organizational realignment includes consulting costs associated with the Company’s change in its go-to-market strategy as part of its long-term plan, which relates to the reorganization of certain functions. Costs related to the postretirement plan amendment and settlement include non-operating expenses associated with amortization of the prior service credit related to the amendment of the retiree medical plan, which are excluded from adjusted earnings from continuing operations. Postretirement plan amendment and settlement costs also include operating expenses related to payroll taxes which are adjusted out of all non-GAAP financial measures. Prior year adjusted operating earnings, adjusted earnings from continuing operations, and adjusted EBITDA exclude, among other things, LIFO expense, costs related to shareholder activism, organizational realignment, operating and non-operating costs associated with the postretirement plan amendment and settlement, and severance associated with cost reduction initiatives. Costs related to shareholder activism include consulting, and other expenses incurred in relation to shareholder activism activities. Organizational realignment includes benefits for associates terminated as part of leadership transition plans, which do not meet the definition of reduction-in-force.

Each of these items are considered “non-operational” or “non-core” in nature.

The Company is unable to provide a full reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP measures used in the Fiscal 2023 Outlook section of this press release without unreasonable effort because it is not possible to predict certain adjustment items with a reasonable degree of certainty since they are not yet known or quantifiable, and do not relate to the Company’s normal operating activities. These adjustments may include, among other items, restructuring and asset impairment activity, acquisition and integration costs, severance, costs related to the postretirement plan amendment and settlement, and organizational realignment costs, and the impact of adjustments to the LIFO inventory reserve. This information is dependent upon future events, which may be outside of the Company’s control and could have a significant impact on its GAAP financial results for fiscal 2023 or fiscal 2025, respectively.

Table 2: Reconciliation of Net Earnings to Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization
(Adjusted EBITDA)
(A Non-GAAP Financial Measure)
(Unaudited)



12 Weeks Ended



28 Weeks Ended


(In thousands)

July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022



July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022


Net earnings

$


19,468



$


5,115



$


30,805



$


24,404


Income tax expense



7,654





2,086





10,080





6,977


Other expenses, net



8,664





5,128





19,214





9,097


Operating earnings



35,786





12,329





60,099





40,478


Adjustments:




















LIFO expense



4,667





17,845





15,839





28,032


Depreciation and amortization



22,458





21,968





52,203





50,441


Acquisition and integration



55





436





129





675


Restructuring and asset impairment, net



(2,254)





2,611





1,829





2,624


Cloud computing amortization



1,076





869





2,426





1,769


Organizational realignment, net



2,029





252





2,029





1,271


Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



(12)





495





272





741


Stock-based compensation



2,465





1,397





7,612





5,838


Stock warrant



353





481





960





1,154


Non-cash rent



(635)





(839)





(1,563)





(1,927)


Loss (gain) on disposal of assets



24





(54)





46





(131)


Legal settlement











900






Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



94





133





94





133


Costs related to shareholder activism







3,864









7,335


Adjusted EBITDA

$


66,106



$


61,787



$


142,875



$


138,433




12 Weeks Ended



28 Weeks Ended


(In thousands)

July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022



July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022


Wholesale:




















Operating earnings

$


21,542



$


12,697



$


47,867



$


40,819


Adjustments:




















LIFO expense



3,590





13,904





12,323





22,179


Depreciation and amortization



11,644





11,228





27,014





25,512


Acquisition and integration



55









124






Restructuring and asset impairment, net



1





(139)





981





(128)


Cloud computing amortization



725





579





1,665





1,228


Organizational realignment, net



1,266





156





1,266





793


Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



(7)





495





257





619


Stock-based compensation



1,611





903





4,994





3,849


Stock warrant



353





481





960





1,154


Non-cash rent



(63)





(93)





(138)





(196)


Gain on disposal of assets



(45)





(72)





(35)





(158)


Legal settlement











900






Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



59





83





59





83


Costs related to shareholder activism







2,411









4,577


Adjusted EBITDA

$


40,731



$


42,633



$


98,237



$


100,331


Retail:




















Operating earnings (loss)

$


14,244



$


(368)



$


12,232



$


(341)


Adjustments:




















LIFO expense



1,077





3,941





3,516





5,853


Depreciation and amortization



10,814





10,740





25,189





24,929


Acquisition and integration







436





5





675


Restructuring and asset impairment, net



(2,255)





2,750





848





2,752


Cloud computing amortization



351





290





761





541


Organizational realignment, net



763





96





763





478


Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



(5)









15





122


Stock-based compensation



854





494





2,618





1,989


Non-cash rent



(572)





(746)





(1,425)





(1,731)


Loss on disposal of assets



69





18





81





27


Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



35





50





35





50


Costs related to shareholder activism







1,453









2,758


Adjusted EBITDA

$


25,375



$


19,154



$


44,638



$


38,102




52 Weeks Ended











(In thousands)

2022











Net earnings

$


34,518











Income tax expense



12,397











Other expenses, net



21,629











Operating earnings



68,544











Adjustments:














LIFO expense



56,823











Depreciation and amortization



94,180











Acquisition and integration



343











Restructuring and asset impairment, net



805











Cloud computing amortization



3,650











Organizational realignment, net



1,859











Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



831











Stock-based compensation



8,589











Stock warrant



2,158











Non-cash rent



(3,444)











Loss on disposal of assets



1,073











Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



133











Costs related to shareholder activism



7,335











Adjusted EBITDA

$


242,879












Notes: Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“adjusted EBITDA”) is a non-GAAP operating financial measure that the Company defines as net earnings plus interest, discontinued operations, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash items including share-based payments (equity awards measured in accordance with ASC 718, Stock Compensation, which include both stock-based compensation to employees and stock warrants issued to non-employees) and the LIFO provision, as well as adjustments for items that do not reflect the ongoing operating activities of the Company.


Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA by segment are not measures of performance under GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for net earnings, cash flows from operating activities and other income or cash flow statement data. The Company’s definitions of adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA by segment may not be identical to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Table 3: Reconciliation of Operating Earnings to Adjusted Operating Earnings
(A Non-GAAP Financial Measure)
(Unaudited)



12 Weeks Ended



28 Weeks Ended


(In thousands)

July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022



July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022


Operating earnings

$


35,786



$


12,329



$


60,099



$


40,478


Adjustments:




















LIFO expense



4,667





17,845





15,839





28,032


Acquisition and integration



55





436





129





675


Restructuring and asset impairment, net



(2,254)





2,611





1,829





2,624


Organizational realignment, net



2,029





252





2,029





1,271


Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



(12)





495





272





741


Legal settlement











900






Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



94





133





94





133


Costs related to shareholder activism







3,864









7,335


Adjusted operating earnings

$


40,365



$


37,965



$


81,191



$


81,289


Wholesale:




















Operating earnings

$


21,542



$


12,697



$


47,867



$


40,819


Adjustments:




















LIFO expense



3,590





13,904





12,323





22,179


Acquisition and integration



55









124






Restructuring and asset impairment, net



1





(139)





981





(128)


Organizational realignment, net



1,266





156





1,266





793


Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



(7)





495





257





619


Legal settlement











900






Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



59





83





59





83


Costs related to shareholder activism







2,411









4,577


Adjusted operating earnings

$


26,506



$


29,607



$


63,777



$


68,942


Retail:




















Operating earnings (loss)

$


14,244



$


(368)



$


12,232



$


(341)


Adjustments:




















LIFO expense



1,077





3,941





3,516





5,853


Acquisition and integration







436





5





675


Restructuring and asset impairment, net



(2,255)





2,750





848





2,752


Organizational realignment, net



763





96





763





478


Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



(5)









15





122


Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



35





50





35





50


Costs related to shareholder activism







1,453









2,758


Adjusted operating earnings

$


13,859



$


8,358



$


17,414



$


12,347



Notes: Adjusted operating earnings is a non-GAAP operating financial measure that the Company defines as operating earnings plus or minus adjustments for items that do not reflect the ongoing operating activities of the Company and costs associated with the closing of operational locations.


Adjusted operating earnings is not a measure of performance under GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for operating earnings, and other income statement data. The Company’s definition of adjusted operating earnings may not be identical to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Table 4: Reconciliation of Net Earnings to
Adjusted Earnings from Continuing Operations, as well as per diluted share (“adjusted EPS”)
(A Non-GAAP Financial Measure)
(Unaudited)



12 Weeks Ended




July 15, 2023




July 16, 2022







per diluted







per diluted



(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Earnings



share




Earnings



share



Net earnings

$


19,468



$


0.56




$


5,115



$


0.14



Adjustments:






















LIFO expense



4,667











17,845








Acquisition and integration



55











436








Restructuring and asset impairment, net



(2,254)











2,611








Organizational realignment, net



2,029











252








Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



(12)











495








Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



(631)











745








Costs related to shareholder activism













3,864








Total adjustments



3,854











26,248








Income tax effect on adjustments (a)



(955)











(7,211)








Total adjustments, net of taxes



2,899





0.09*






19,037





0.52



Adjusted earnings from continuing operations

$


22,367



$


0.65




$


24,152



$


0.66



* Includes rounding















28 Weeks Ended




July 15, 2023




July 16, 2022







per diluted







per diluted



(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Earnings



share




Earnings



share



Net earnings

$


30,805



$


0.88




$


24,404



$


0.67



Adjustments:






















LIFO expense



15,839











28,032








Acquisition and integration



129











675








Restructuring and asset impairment, net



1,829











2,624








Organizational realignment, net



2,029











1,271








Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



272











741








Pension refund from annuity provider













(200)








Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



(1,649)











745








Legal settlement



900


















Costs related to shareholder activism













7,335








Total adjustments



19,349











41,223








Income tax effect on adjustments (a)



(4,925)











(11,145)








Total adjustments, net of taxes



14,424





0.41






30,078





0.82



Adjusted earnings from continuing operations

$


45,229



$


1.29




$


54,482



$


1.49





52 Weeks Ended










2022













per diluted









(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Earnings



share









Net earnings

$


34,518



$


0.95









Adjustments:

















LIFO expense



56,823














Acquisition and integration



343














Restructuring and asset impairment, net



805














Organizational realignment, net



1,859














Severance associated with cost reduction initiatives



831














Pension refund from annuity provider



(200)














Postretirement plan amendment and settlement



(776)














Costs related to shareholder activism



7,335














Write off of deferred financing costs



236














Total adjustments



67,256














Income tax effect on adjustments (a)



(17,083)














Total adjustments, net of taxes



50,173





1.38









Adjusted earnings from continuing operations

$


84,691



$


2.33











(a)

The income tax effect on adjustments is computed by applying the effective tax rate, before discrete tax items, to the total adjustments for the period.


Notes: Adjusted earnings from continuing operations, as well as per diluted share (“adjusted EPS”), is a non-GAAP operating financial measure that the Company defines as net earnings plus or minus adjustments for items that do not reflect the ongoing operating activities of the Company and costs associated with the closing of operational locations.


Adjusted earnings from continuing operations is not a measure of performance under GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for net earnings, cash flows from operating activities and other income or cash flow statement data. The Company’s definition of adjusted earnings from continuing operations may not be identical to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Table 5: Reconciliation of Long-Term Debt and Finance Lease Obligations to Net Long-Term Debt
(A Non-GAAP Financial Measure)
(Unaudited) 


(In thousands)

July 15, 2023



December 31, 2022


Current portion of long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

$


7,644



$


6,789


Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities



545,857





496,792


Total debt



553,501





503,581


Cash and cash equivalents



(16,910)





(29,086)


Net long-term debt

$


536,591



$


474,495



Notes: Net long-term debt is a non-GAAP financial measure that is defined as long-term debt and finance lease obligations plus current maturities of long-term debt and finance lease obligations less cash and cash equivalents. The Company believes both management and its investors find the information useful because it reflects the amount of long-term debt obligations that are not covered by available cash and temporary investments. Net long-term debt is not a substitute for GAAP financial measures and may differ from similarly titled measures of other companies.

Table 6: Reconciliation of Purchases of Property and Equipment to Capital Expenditures and IT Capital
(A Non-GAAP Financial Measure)
(Unaudited)






28 Weeks Ended


(In thousands)




July 15, 2023



July 16, 2022


Purchases of property and equipment




$


60,824



$


46,431


Plus:













       Cloud computing spend






2,719





3,153


Capital expenditures and IT capital




$


63,543



$


49,584






52 Weeks Ended





(In thousands)




December 31, 2022




Purchases of property and equipment                          




$


97,280





Plus:











        Cloud computing spend






4,817





Capital expenditures and IT capital




$


102,097






Notes: Capital expenditures and IT capital is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated by adding spending related to the development of cloud computing applications spend to capital expenditures, the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Cloud computing spend only includes costs incurred during the application development phase and does not include ongoing costs of hosting or maintenance associated with these applications, which are expensed as incurred. The Company believes it is a useful indicator of the Company’s investment in its facilities and systems as it transitions to more cloud-based IT systems. Capital expenditures and IT capital is not a substitute for GAAP financial measures and may differ from similarly titled measures of other companies.

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Kayleigh Campbell
Head of Investor Relations
[email protected] 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Adrienne Chance 
SVP, Communications
[email protected]  

SOURCE SpartanNash

Originally published at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/spartannash-announces-second-quarter-fiscal-2023-results-301903097.html
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