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Aaron's, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

- Total Revenues $927.9 Million, Diluted EPS $0.54
- Non-GAAP Diluted EPS $0.84; Up 24%
- Progressive Leasing Revenues Up 29%; Invoice Volume Up 25%
- Aaron's Business Lease Revenues and Fees Up 5.1%
- Reaffirms 2018 Annual Guidance

ATLANTA, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

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"The second quarter built on the strong results we are realizing from our strategic investments," said John Robinson, Chief Executive Officer.  "We served a record number of customers across our platforms, achieved a double-digit gain in consolidated revenue and increased adjusted EBITDA compared to the prior year.  We're encouraged by our momentum as we enter the second half and believe we remain on track to achieve our financial objectives for the year."

"Progressive delivered another quarter of outstanding revenue and profit growth," continued Mr. Robinson.  "The team continues to optimize performance across a large base of existing retail doors which is positively impacting revenue and profitability.  Progressive's lease pools are performing in line with our expectations, and we're excited about our pipeline of potential retail partners."

"The Aaron's Business continued to see improvement in a number of key metrics in the quarter, notably, higher year-over-year recurring revenue written into the lease portfolio and expanding lease margins.  In addition, we're encouraged by the progress of our business transformation initiatives and we continue to invest to improve our omnichannel platform."

"During the quarter, we returned $50 million of capital to shareholders through share repurchases and ended the quarter with $94 million in cash and net debt to capitalization of 8.9%.  Early in the third quarter, we strengthened our omnichannel business with the acquisition of several Aaron's franchisees across a number of attractive markets.  After these acquisitions, we remain conservatively capitalized with ample liquidity to support our strategic objectives," concluded Mr. Robinson.

Financial Summary

Aaron's, Inc. (the "Company") conducts its operations through three primary businesses: 1) Progressive Leasing's virtual lease-to-own business ("Progressive Leasing"); 2) Aaron's branded Company-operated and franchised lease-to-own stores, our Aarons.com e-commerce platform and Woodhaven, the Company's furniture manufacturing operations (collectively, the "Aaron's Business"); and 3) Dent-A-Med, Inc. ("DAMI"), our second-look financing business.

For the second quarter of 2018, Company revenues were $927.9 million compared with $815.6 million for the second quarter of 2017.  Net earnings were $38.5 million compared with $36.3 million in the prior year period.  Diluted earnings per share were $0.54 compared with $0.51 a year ago.  The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2018 was 23.0% compared with 36.2% for the prior year period, primarily due to the lower tax rates provided under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the "Tax Act").

On a non-GAAP basis, net earnings for the second quarter of 2018 were $59.6 million compared with $48.5 million for the same period in 2017, and non-GAAP earnings per share assuming dilution were $0.84 in the second quarter of 2018 compared with $0.68 for the same quarter in 2017.

For the second quarter of 2018, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude the effects of amortization expense resulting from our 2014 acquisition of Progressive Leasing and one of the 2017 franchisee acquisitions, a reversal of restructuring charges for the Aaron's Business and charges and expenses related to the full impairment of the Company's investment in PerfectHome.  The Company invested in PerfectHome, a U.K. rent-to-own business in 2011.  In July 2018, PerfectHome entered into the U.K.'s insolvency process and was subsequently acquired by its senior secured lender.  As a result, the Company believes it will not receive any further payments on its subordinated secured notes investment and recorded a full impairment and related expenses of approximately $22 million in the second quarter.  For the second quarter of 2017, non-GAAP earnings results exclude the effects of Progressive Leasing amortization and Aaron's Business and DAMI restructuring charges.

Adjusted EBITDA for the Company, which excludes the charges and adjustments mentioned above, was $97.0 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared with $95.7 million for the same period in 2017.  See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" and the related non-GAAP reconciliation accompanying this press release.

During the first six months of 2018, revenues increased 13.4% to $1.9 billion compared with $1.7 billion for the prior year period.  Net earnings were $90.7 million versus $89.6 million for the first six months last year. Diluted earnings per share were $1.27 compared with $1.24 for the first six month period in 2017.  The effective tax rate for first six months of 2018 was 22.3% compared with 35.8% for 2017.

On a non-GAAP basis, net earnings for the first six months of 2018 were $118.1 million compared with $106.3 million for the same period in 2017, and non-GAAP earnings per share assuming dilution were $1.65 compared with $1.48 for the same six month period in 2017.

Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for 2018 exclude the effects of amortization expense resulting from our 2014 acquisition of Progressive Leasing and one of the 2017 franchisee acquisitions, restructuring charges for the Aaron's Business, tax effects related to a Tax Act adjustment, and charges and expenses related to the full impairment of the Company's investment in PerfectHome.  Non-GAAP earnings results for 2017 exclude the effects of Progressive Leasing amortization and Aaron's Business and DAMI restructuring charges.  See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" and the related non-GAAP reconciliation accompanying this press release.

Adjusted EBITDA for the Company, which excludes the charges and adjustments mentioned above, was $191.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared with $205.1 million for the same period in 2017.

The Company generated $266.8 million in cash from operations during the six months ended June 30, 2018 and ended the second quarter with $94.3 million in cash, compared with a cash balance of $51.0 million at the end of 2017.  The increase in cash is due primarily to cash from operations offset by common stock repurchases and an aggregate of $96.2 million of debt amortization.  The common stock repurchased during the second quarter of 2018 totaled 1,233,670 shares for $50.0 million.  The Company has authorization to purchase an additional $431.6 million of its common stock.

Progressive Leasing Results

Progressive Leasing's revenues in the second quarter of 2018 increased 29.5% to $483.7 million from $373.5 million in the second quarter of 2017.  Progressive Leasing's revenues in the first six months of 2018 increased 31.2% to $970.2 million from $739.6 million for the same period of 2017.  Invoice volume increased 24.7% in the quarter, driven by a 17.6% increase in invoice volume per active door and a 6% increase in active doors, to approximately 20,000.  Progressive Leasing had 758,000 customers at June 30, 2018, a 17.3% increase from June 30, 2017.

Earnings before income taxes for Progressive Leasing were $44.6 million and $79.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, compared with $38.2 million and $74.0 million for the same periods a year ago.  EBITDA for the second quarter and first six months of 2018 was $55.8 million and $102.0 million, respectively, compared with $50.1 million and $98.6 million for the same periods of 2017.  As a percentage of revenues, EBITDA was 11.5% and 10.5%, respectively, for the second quarter and first six months of 2018 compared with 13.4% and 13.3% for the same periods in 2017.  The provision for lease merchandise write-offs was 6.7% of revenues in the second quarter of 2018, compared with 5.5% in the same period of 2017.  Bad debt expense as a percentage of revenues in the second quarter of 2018 was 10.3% compared with 9.7% in the same period of 2017.

The Aaron's Business Results

For the second quarter of 2018, total revenues for the Aaron's Business increased 0.3% to $435.0 million from $433.6 million in the second quarter of 2017.  Revenues for the first six months of 2018 decreased 1.1% to $893.7 million compared with $903.9 million from the same period a year ago.

Lease revenue and fees for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 increased 5.1% and 3.3% compared with the same periods in 2017.  Non-retail sales, which primarily consist of merchandise sales to the Company's franchisees, decreased 22.9% and 23.1% for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2018 compared with the same periods of the prior year.  The decline is attributed primarily to the reduction in non-retail sales resulting from the franchisee acquisitions completed in fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

Earnings before income taxes for the Aaron's Business were $7.7 million and $40.8 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, compared with $21.5 million and $70.1 million for the same periods a year ago.  The decrease was primarily due to charges related to the full impairment of the Company's investment in PerfectHome and increased operating expenses related to franchisee acquisitions completed over the prior twelve months and investments in business transformation initiatives.  Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was $42.4 million and $90.4 million compared with $46.7 million and $107.9 million for the same periods in 2017.  As a percentage of revenues, Adjusted EBITDA was 9.7% and 10.1% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively, compared with 10.8% and 11.9% for the same periods last year.  Write-offs for damaged, lost or unsaleable merchandise were 4.0% of revenues in the second quarter of 2018 compared with 3.6% for the same period last year.

Same store revenues (revenues for Company-operated stores open for the entirety of the second quarter of 2018 and 2017) decreased 1.8% during the second quarter of 2018, compared with the second quarter of 2017.  Customer count on a same store basis was down 4.3% during the second quarter of 2018.  Company-operated Aaron's stores had 956,000 customers at June 30, 2018, a 2.6% increase from 2017.

At June 30, 2018, the Aaron's Business had 1,179 Company-operated stores and 530 franchised stores.  During the second quarter of 2018, the Company acquired three franchised stores and consolidated six Company-operated stores.  Additionally, no franchised stores opened and two franchised stores closed.  During July 2018, the Company acquired 90 Aaron's-branded franchised stores from three franchisees for an aggregated purchase price of $126.8 million.  The acquisitions are expected to benefit the Company's omnichannel platform through added scale, strengthened presence in certain geographic markets, and enhanced operational control to execute our business transformation initiatives.

DAMI Results

DAMI's revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 were $9.2 million and $18.8 million versus $8.5 million and $16.7 million for the same periods of 2017. DAMI's loss before income taxes was $2.3 million and $3.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, compared with a loss before income taxes of $2.7 million and $4.5 million for the same periods in 2017.  DAMI's pre-tax, pre-provision loss was $1.4 million and $3.5 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 compared with $0.9 million and $2.1 million for the same periods a year ago.

Pre-tax, pre-provision loss is a non-GAAP measure that represents loss before income taxes, adjusted so that loan charge-offs and recoveries are recognized in earnings as they occur by excluding the effect on earnings of changes to management's provision for estimated future loan losses.  See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" and the related non-GAAP reconciliation accompanying this press release for more information regarding the calculation of pre-tax, pre-provision loss.

Significant Components of Revenue

Consolidated lease revenues and fees for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 increased 17.8% and 17.4%, respectively, over the same prior year periods.  Franchise royalties and fees decreased 5.5% in the second quarter of 2018 and 7.5% for the first six months of 2018, compared with the same periods a year ago.  The decrease in franchise royalties and fees was the combined result of the lower number of franchised stores and decreases in revenues generated by the Company's franchisees.  Franchisee revenues totaled $158.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of 23.6% from the same period for the prior year.  Same store revenues for franchised stores were down 2.7% and same store customer counts were down 4.5% for the second quarter of 2018 compared with the same quarter in 2017.  Franchised stores had 386,000 customers at the end of the second quarter of 2018.  Revenues and customers of franchisees are not revenues and customers of the Aaron's Business or the Company.  With the exception of the same store metrics, the year-over-year comparisons presented above are not adjusted to reflect the purchase of 123 franchised store locations whose results are included in the franchisee data for the six months ended June 30, 2017 period.

2018 Outlook

The Company is reaffirming the 2018 guidance it provided in its February 15, 2018 press release and its subsequent update on April 26, 2018.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its quarterly results on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast accessible through the Company's Investor Relations website, investor.aarons.com.  The webcast will be archived for playback at that same site.

About Aaron's, Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), is a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions.  Progressive Leasing, a virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through more than 20,000 retail locations in 46 states.  In addition, the Aaron's Business engages in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories through its 1,709 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states and Canada, as well as its e-commerce platform, Aarons.com. Dent-A-Med, Inc., d/b/a the HELPcard®, provides a variety of second-look credit products that are originated through federally insured banks.  For more information, visit investor.aarons.com, Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and HELPcard.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this news release regarding our business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "believe," "guidance," "outlook," "expect," "will," "expectations," and "trends" and similar terminology.  These risks and uncertainties include factors such as changes in general economic conditions, competition, pricing, legal and regulatory proceedings and investigations, customer privacy, information security, customer demand, the execution and results of our strategy and expense reduction and store closure and consolidation initiatives (including the risk that the costs associated with these initiatives exceeds expectations), risks related to our recent franchisee acquisitions, including the risk that the financial performance from those acquisitions does not meet expectations, the business performance of our franchisees and our relationships with our franchisees; risks related to Progressive Leasing's "virtual" lease-to-own business, the outcome of Progressive Leasing's pilot or test programs with various retailers and the results of Progressive Leasing's efforts to expand its relationships with existing retailer partners and establish new partnerships with additional retailers, increases in lease merchandise write-offs and bad debt expense associated with Progressive Leasing's growth in doors and customers and changes in product mix, and the other risks and uncertainties discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. Statements in this release that are "forward-looking" include without limitation statements regarding: our expectations regarding our initiatives to drive innovation and improve our customers' experiences at both the Aaron's Business and Progressive Leasing; the results of our strategic investments, including our acquisition of franchisees; our financial objectives; our expectations regarding revenue and earnings growth due to our investments in the Aaron's Business and Progressive Leasing; whether those investments will strengthen our long-term competitive position; our ability to invest in our operations and in opportunities to promote growth; returning capital to our shareholders; the performance of the Progressive lease portfolio and expectations regarding innovation initiatives at Progressive, including further enhancements to its decisioning process; the outcome of the transformation initiatives for the Aaron's Business; the Company's capital strategy; the Company's projected results and the 2018 Guidance for the Company on a consolidated basis, and for Progressive Leasing, the Aaron's Business and DAMI, individually.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.  Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

 

 

Aaron's, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(In thousands, except per share amounts)




(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended

(Unaudited)
 Six Months Ended



June 30,

June 30,



2018

2017

2018

2017

Revenues:






Lease Revenues and Fees


$

845,938


$

718,089


$

1,716,005


$

1,461,711


Retail Sales


6,592


6,106


15,108


14,884


Non-Retail Sales


53,661


69,602


106,891


138,929


Franchise Royalties and Fees


12,125


12,824


24,987


27,025


Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable


9,208


8,532


18,750


16,733


Other


335


491


927


916


Total


$

927,859


$

815,644


$

1,882,668


$

1,660,198








Costs and Expenses:






Depreciation of Lease Merchandise


415,414


345,398


855,422


707,396


Retail Cost of Sales


4,156


3,940


9,818


9,331


Non-Retail Cost of Sales


47,068


61,818


95,088


123,903


Operating Expenses


388,337


330,548


778,569


659,373


Restructuring (Reversals) Expenses, Net


(882)


13,445


24


13,772


Other Operating Income, Net


(165)


(511)


(248)


(1,072)


Total


$

853,928


$

754,638


$

1,738,673


$

1,512,703








Operating Profit


73,931


61,006


143,995


147,495


Interest Income


154


378


356


1,352


Interest Expense


(3,807)


(5,552)


(8,133)


(11,367)


Impairment of Investment


(20,098)



(20,098)



Other Non-Operating (Expense) Income, Net


(200)


1,163


612


2,138


Earnings Before Income Tax Expense


$

49,980


$

56,995


$

116,732


$

139,618








Income Tax Expense


11,479


20,660


25,985


49,983


Net Earnings


$

38,501


$

36,335


$

90,747


$

89,635








Earnings Per Share


$

0.55


$

0.51


$

1.30


$

1.26


Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution


$

0.54


$

0.51


$

1.27


$

1.24








Weighted Average Shares Outstanding


69,645


70,686


69,875


71,001


Weighted Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution


70,837


71,697


71,428


72,040



 

 

Selected Balance Sheet Data

(In thousands)




(Unaudited)




June 30, 2018


December 31, 2017








Cash and Cash Equivalents


$

94,323



$

51,037



Investments




20,385



Accounts Receivable, Net


84,309



99,887



Lease Merchandise, Net


1,137,428



1,152,135



Loans Receivable, Net


79,688



86,112



Property, Plant and Equipment, Net


206,984



207,687



Other Assets, Net


1,016,218



1,075,021









Total Assets


$

2,618,950



$

2,692,264









Debt


272,941



368,798









Total Liabilities


874,137



964,260



Shareholders' Equity


1,744,813



1,728,004









Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


$

2,618,950



$

2,692,264



 

 

Selected Cash Flow Data

(In thousands)




(Unaudited)
 Six Months Ended



June 30,



2018


2017






Cash Provided by Operating Activities


$

266,780



$

115,608


Cash Used in Investing Activities


(43,500)



(25,644)


Cash Used in Financing Activities


(179,919)



(138,247)


Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash & Cash Equivalents


(75)



57


Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents


43,286



(48,226)


Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period


51,037



308,561


Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period


$

94,323



$

260,335


 

 

Aaron's, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Quarterly Revenues by Segment

(In thousands)



(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended


June 30, 2018


Progressive Leasing

The Aaron's Business

DAMI

Consolidated Total

Lease Revenues and Fees

$

483,666


$

362,272


$


$

845,938


Retail Sales


6,592



6,592


Non-Retail Sales


53,661



53,661


Franchise Royalties and Fees


12,125



12,125


Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable



9,208


9,208


Other


335



335



$

483,666


$

434,985


$

9,208


$

927,859





(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended


June 30, 2017


Progressive Leasing

The Aaron's Business

DAMI

Consolidated Total

Lease Revenues and Fees

$

373,499


$

344,590


$


$

718,089


Retail Sales


6,106



6,106


Non-Retail Sales


69,602



69,602


Franchise Royalties and Fees


12,824



12,824


Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable



8,532


8,532


Other


491



491



$

373,499


$

433,613


$

8,532


$

815,644


 

 

Aaron's, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Six Months Revenues by Segment

(In thousands)



(Unaudited)


Six Months Ended


June 30, 2018


Progressive Leasing

The Aaron's Business

DAMI

Consolidated Total

Lease Revenues and Fees

$

970,183


$

745,822


$


$

1,716,005


Retail Sales


15,108



15,108


Non-Retail Sales


106,891



106,891


Franchise Royalties and Fees


24,987



24,987


Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable



18,750


18,750


Other


927



927



$

970,183


$

893,735


$

18,750


$

1,882,668





(Unaudited)


Six Months Ended


June 30, 2017


Progressive Leasing

The Aaron's Business

DAMI

Consolidated Total

Lease Revenues and Fees

$

739,614


$

722,097


$


$

1,461,711


Retail Sales


14,884



14,884


Non-Retail Sales


138,929



138,929


Franchise Royalties and Fees


27,025



27,025


Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable



16,733


16,733


Other


916



916



$

739,614


$

903,851


$

16,733


$

1,660,198


 

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:

Non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are supplemental measures of our performance that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP").  Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2018 each exclude $5.4 million in Progressive Leasing-related intangible amortization expense, $1.2 million in amortization expense resulting from one of the 2017 franchisee acquisitions, $0.9 million in net restructuring charge reversals, and $21.6 million of charges related to the full impairment of the Company's PerfectHome Investment and the related expenses incurred.  For the first six months of 2018 Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share excludes $10.8 million in Progressive Leasing-related intangible amortization expense, $2.4 million in amortization expense resulting from one of the 2017 franchisee acquisitions, $24.0 thousand in restructuring charges, $0.2 million in tax effects related to a Tax Act adjustment, and $21.6 million of charges related to the full impairment of the Company's Perfect Home Investment and the related expenses incurred.  Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2017 exclude $5.6 million in Progressive Leasing-related intangible amortization expense and $13.4 million in restructuring charges.  For the first six months of 2017 Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude $12.2 million in Progressive Leasing-related intangible amortization expense and $13.8 million in restructuring charges.

The EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA figures presented in this press release are calculated as the Company's earnings before interest expense, depreciation on property, plant and equipment, amortization of intangible assets and income taxes.  Adjusted EBITDA also excludes the other adjustments described in the calculation of non-GAAP net earnings above.

Management believes that non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide relevant and useful information, and are widely used by analysts, investors and competitors in our industry as well as by our management in assessing both consolidated and business unit performance.

Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings provides management and investors with an understanding of the results from the primary operations of our business by excluding the effects of certain items that generally arose from larger, one-time transactions that are not reflective of the ordinary earnings activity of our operations.  This measure may be useful to an investor in evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA also provides management and investors with an understanding of one aspect of earnings before the impact of investing and financing charges and income taxes.  These measures may be useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity because the measures:

  • Are widely used by investors to measure a company's operating performance without regard to items excluded from the calculation of such measure, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods, book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired, among other factors.
  • Are a financial measurement that is used by rating agencies, lenders and other parties to evaluate our creditworthiness.
  • Are used by our management for various purposes, including as a measure of performance of our operating entities and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting.

Finally, this press release presents pre-tax, pre-provision loss for DAMI, which is also a supplemental measure not calculated in accordance with GAAP.  Management believes this measure is useful because it gives management and investors an additional, supplemental metric to assess DAMI's underlying operational performance for the period.  Due to the growth of our originated credit card loan portfolio after our October 2015 acquisition of DAMI, we believe pre-provision, pre-tax loss helps investors to assess DAMI's operating performance until such time as the credit card portfolio reaches levels which management believes will be normal and recurring.  Management uses this measure as one of its bases for strategic planning and forecasting for DAMI.  Our use of pre-provision, pre-tax loss may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies and analysts calculate these measures in the same manner.

Non-GAAP financial measures, however, should not be used as a substitute for, or considered superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as the Company's GAAP basis net earnings and diluted earnings per share and the GAAP earnings before income taxes of the Company's segments, which are also presented in the press release.  Further, we caution investors that amounts presented in accordance with our definitions of non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and pre-tax, pre-provision loss may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies and analysts calculate these measures in the same manner.

 

 

Reconciliation of Net Earnings and Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution to Non-GAAP

Net Earnings and Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution

(In thousands, except per share)



(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended


(Unaudited)
 Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2018

2017


2018

2017

Net Earnings

$

38,501


$

36,335



$

90,747


$

89,635


Add Progressive Leasing-Related Intangible Amortization Expense (1)(2)

4,176


3,564



8,429


7,818


Add Franchisee-Related Intangible Amortization Expense(3)

914




1,868



Add Restructuring (Reversal) Expense, net (4)(5)

(679)


8,571



19


8,842


Impairment of Investment and Related Expenses(6)

16,658




16,811



Add Tax Act Adjustment




193



Non-GAAP Net Earnings

$

59,570


$

48,470



$

118,067


$

106,295








Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution

$

0.54


$

0.51



$

1.27


$

1.24


Add Progressive Leasing-Related Intangible Amortization Expense (1)(2)

0.06


0.05



0.12


0.11


Add Franchisee-Related Intangible Amortization Expense(3)

0.01




0.03



Add Restructuring (Reversal) Expense, net(4)(5)

(0.01)


0.12




0.13


Impairment of Investment and Related Expenses(6)

0.24




0.24



Add Tax Act Adjustment






Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution(7)

$

0.84


$

0.68



$

1.65


$

1.48








Weighted Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution

70,837


71,697



71,428


72,040


 

(1)

Net of taxes of $1,245 and $2,413 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 calculated using the effective tax rate for the respective periods.

(2)

Net of taxes of $2,026 and $4,359 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 calculated using the effective tax rate for the respective periods.

(3)

Net of taxes of $272 and $535 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 calculated using effective tax rate for the respective periods.

(4)

Net of taxes of $(203) and $5 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 calculated using effective tax rate for the respective periods.

(5)

Net of taxes of $4,874 and $4,930 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 calculated using the effective tax rate for the respective periods.

(6)

Net of taxes of $4,967 and $4,814 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 calculated using the effective tax rate for the respective periods.

(7)

In some cases, the sum of individual EPS amounts may not equal total non-GAAP EPS calculations due to rounding.


 

 

DAMI Pre-tax, Pre-provision Loss

(In thousands)



(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended

(Unaudited)
 Six Months Ended


June 30,

June 30,


2018

2017

2018

2017

Loss Before Income Taxes

$

(2,292)


$

(2,695)


$

(3,598)


$

(4,460)


Adjustment to Increase Allowance for Loan Losses During Period

887


1,798


132


2,389


Pre-tax, Pre-provision Loss

$

(1,405)


$

(897)


$

(3,466)


$

(2,071)



 

 

Aaron's, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Quarterly Segment EBITDA

(In thousands)



(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended


June 30, 2018


Progressive Leasing

The Aaron's Business

DAMI

Consolidated Total

Net Earnings




$

38,501


Income Taxes1




11,479


Earnings (Loss) Before Income Taxes

44,575


7,697


(2,292)


49,980


Interest Expense

4,249


(1,210)


768


3,807


Depreciation

1,531


13,069


257


14,857


Amortization

5,421


2,053


145


7,619


EBITDA

$

55,776


$

21,609


$

(1,122)


$

76,263


Impairment of Investment and Related Expenses


21,625



21,625


Restructuring Reversals, Net


(872)


(10)


(882)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

55,776


$

42,362


$

(1,132)


$

97,006





(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended


June 30, 2017


Progressive Leasing

The Aaron's Business

DAMI

Consolidated Total

Net Earnings




$

36,335


Income Taxes1




20,660


Earnings (Loss) Before Income Taxes

38,240


21,450


(2,695)


56,995


Interest Expense

4,698


(287)


1,141


5,552


Depreciation

1,542


11,676


157


13,375


Amortization

5,590


552


145


6,287


EBITDA

$

50,070


$

33,391


$

(1,252)


$

82,209


Restructuring Expenses


13,297


148


13,445


Adjusted EBITDA

$

50,070


$

46,688


$

(1,104)


$

95,654


 

(1)

Taxes are calculated on a consolidated basis and are not identifiable by company segments.


 

 

Aaron's, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Six Months Segment EBITDA

(In thousands)



(Unaudited)


Six Months Ended


June 30, 2018


Progressive Leasing

The Aaron's Business

DAMI

Consolidated Total

Net Earnings




$

90,747


Income Taxes1




25,985


Earnings (Loss) Before Income Taxes

79,554


40,776


(3,598)


116,732


Interest Expense

8,624


(2,033)


1,542


8,133


Depreciation

2,999


26,155


499


29,653


Amortization

10,842


3,806


290


14,938


EBITDA

$

102,019


$

68,704


$

(1,267)


$

169,456


Impairment of Investment and Related Expenses


21,625



21,625


Restructuring Expenses (Reversals), Net


34


(10)


24


Adjusted EBITDA

$

102,019


$

90,363


$

(1,277)


$

191,105










(Unaudited)


Six Months Ended


June 30, 2017


Progressive Leasing

The Aaron's Business

DAMI

Consolidated Total

Net Earnings




$

89,635


Income Taxes1




49,983


Earnings (Loss) Before Income Taxes

73,998


70,080


(4,460)


139,618


Interest Expense

9,461


(357)


2,263


11,367


Depreciation

2,935


23,553


300


26,788


Amortization

12,177


1,047


290


13,514


EBITDA

$

98,571


$

94,323


$

(1,607)


$

191,287


Restructuring Expenses


13,534


238


13,772


Adjusted EBITDA

$

98,571


$

107,857


$

(1,369)


$

205,059


 

(1)

Taxes are calculated on a consolidated basis and are not identifiable by company segments.

 

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