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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 21, 2019
NORDSTROM, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Washington
 
001-15059
 
91-0515058
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1617 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington
 
98101
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (206) 628-2111
Inapplicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, without par value
JWN
New York Stock Exchange






ITEM 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On May 21, 2019, Nordstrom, Inc. issued an earnings release announcing its results of operations for the quarter ended May 4, 2019, its financial position as of May 4, 2019, and its cash flows for the quarter ended May 4, 2019. A copy of this earnings release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On May 21, 2019, Nordstrom, Inc. issued an earnings release announcing its results of operations for the quarter ended May 4, 2019, its financial position as of May 4, 2019, and its cash flows for the quarter ended May 4, 2019. A copy of this earnings release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
The information furnished in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by a specific reference in such filing.
ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
Nordstrom earnings release dated May 21, 2019 relating to the Company's results of operations for the quarter ended May 4, 2019, its financial position as of May 4, 2019, and its cash flows for the quarter ended May 4, 2019.
EXHIBIT INDEX
 
 
 
EXHIBIT
 
 
NUMBER
 
DESCRIPTION
 
 
 
 
Nordstrom earnings release dated May 21, 2019 relating to the Company's results of operations for the quarter ended May 4, 2019, its financial position as of May 4, 2019, and its cash flows for the quarter ended May 4, 2019.





SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
NORDSTROM, INC.
(Registrant)
 
 
/s/ Anne L. Bramman
Anne L. Bramman
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
 


Date: May 21, 2019





Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1

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FOR RELEASE:
 
INVESTOR CONTACT: 
 
Trina Schurman
May 21, 2019 at 1:05 PM PDT
 
 
Nordstrom, Inc.
 
 
 
 
(206) 303-6503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
 
Gigi Ganatra Duff
 
 
 
 
Nordstrom, Inc.
 
 
 
 
(206) 303-3030
Nordstrom Reports First Quarter 2019 Earnings

SEATTLE, Wash. (May 21, 2019) – Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today reported earnings per diluted share for the first quarter ended May 4, 2019 of $0.23. Total Company net sales decreased 3.5 percent for the first quarter. The Company’s top-line results were impacted by three areas — loyalty, digital marketing and merchandise — which contributed to declines across its Full-Price and Off-Price businesses, in both stores and online.
“While we expected softer trends from the fourth quarter to continue into the first quarter, we experienced a further deceleration. We had executional misses with our customers, and we’re committed to better serving them. This is well within our control to turn around.” said Erik Nordstrom, co-president, Nordstrom, Inc. “The strength of our inventory and expense execution helped mitigate a meaningful portion of our sales miss. We ended the quarter with inventories in solid shape, and our financial position remains strong. We’re actively taking steps to drive our top-line, and we’re focused on delivering on our financial goals.”
Nordstrom is confident in its ability to drive top-line growth and improve profitability, as well as execute its key strategies to better serve customers on their terms:
The Company began taking steps to drive improvement, which include: resolving executional issues associated with the launch of its enhanced loyalty program; further investing in its digital marketing; and re-balancing its merchandise assortment to better align with customer expectations.
The Company has demonstrated its ability to bend the expense curve and continues to make its business more efficient and productive. The Company is tracking ahead of its plans in executing efficiency initiatives to achieve savings of $150 to $200 million this year.
The Company is scaling its local market strategy in its top markets by providing customers with greater access to merchandise selection, with faster delivery and at a lower cost to the Company. In the first quarter, Nordstrom delivered outsized growth in digital sales and store traffic in the Los Angeles market.
Nordstrom will expand its presence in New York City, its largest market for online sales. The Company is on track to open its flagship on October 24 and two Nordstrom Local neighborhood hubs this fall. These physical assets will drive engagement with customers across multiple touch points, which is expected to contribute a meaningful sales lift for this market.
As the Company approaches the end of its heavy generational investment cycle this year, these businesses — Nordstromrack.com/HauteLook, Trunk Club, Canada and New York City — continue to scale and are expected to contribute top-line growth and improved profitability for 2019.




FIRST QUARTER 2019 SUMMARY
First quarter net earnings were $37 million compared with $87 million during the same period in fiscal 2018.
Earnings before interest and taxes (“EBIT”) were $77 million, or 2.3 percent of net sales, compared with $153 million, or 4.4 percent of net sales, during the same period in fiscal 2018. The decrease was driven primarily by lower sales volume.
In Full-Price, net sales decreased 5.1 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2018. Off-Price net sales decreased 0.6 percent.
Total company digital sales grew 7 percent and represented 31 percent of the business.
Gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, of 33.5 percent decreased 60 basis points compared with the same period in fiscal 2018. This was primarily due to planned markdowns to realign inventory to sales trends and deleverage on occupancy expenses. Ending inventory decreased 5.3 percent from last year, reflecting a positive spread between inventory and sales.
Selling, general and administrative expenses, as a percentage of net sales, of 34.0 percent increased 168 basis points compared with the same period in fiscal 2018. This was primarily due to fixed expense deleverage on lower sales volume.
During the quarter ended May 4, 2019, the Company repurchased 4.1 million shares of its common stock for $186 million. A total capacity of $707 million remains available under its existing share repurchase authorization. The actual timing, price, manner and amounts of future share repurchases, if any, will be subject to market and economic conditions and applicable Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules.
At the beginning of fiscal 2019, Nordstrom adopted ASU No. 2016-02, Leases, and all related amendments (“Lease Standard”). The Lease Standard increased total assets and liabilities by approximately $1.9 billion. The impact was immaterial, ranging from no impact to 0.3, for the following metrics: Return on Assets, Debt to Net Earnings, Adjusted Return on Invested Capital (non-GAAP measure) and Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR (non-GAAP measure).
EXPANSION UPDATE
To date in fiscal 2019, the Company opened three stores, closed two stores and relocated one store. The Company opened the following stores in the first quarter of 2019:
Location
 
Store Name
 
Square
Footage
(000’s)
 
Timing
Off-Price
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. - Nordstrom Rack
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baltimore, MD
 
Canton Crossing
 
33
 
March 14
Westminster, CO
 
Westminster Orchards
 
26
 
April 4
Northridge, CA
 
Porter Ranch Rack
 
25
 
April 30




Number of Stores
May 4, 2019
 
May 5, 2018
Full-Price
 
 
 
U.S. - Nordstrom full-line
113

 
116

Canada - Nordstrom full-line
6

 
6

Canada - Nordstrom Rack
6

 
3

Other Full-Price1
12

 
10

Off-Price
 
 
 
U.S. - Nordstrom Rack
241

 
236

Last Chance clearance stores
2

 
2

Total
380

 
373

1 Other Full-Price includes Trunk Club clubhouses, Jeffrey boutiques and Nordstrom Local neighborhood hubs.
 
Gross Square Footage
30,180,000

 
30,420,000

FISCAL YEAR 2019 OUTLOOK
Nordstrom remains focused on three strategic objectives in driving shareholder returns: gaining market share, improving profitability and returns, and maintaining disciplined capital allocation. The Company revised its annual outlook to reflect current trends:
 
Prior Outlook
Current Outlook
Net sales
1 to 2 percent increase
2 percent decrease to flat
Credit card revenues, net
Mid to high single-digit growth
Low to mid single-digit growth
EBIT
$915 to $970 million
$805 to $890 million
EBIT margin
5.9 to 6.1 percent
5.3 to 5.8 percent
Earnings per diluted share (excluding the impact of any potential future share repurchases)
$3.65 to $3.90
$3.25 to $3.65
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
The Company's senior management will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2019 results and fiscal 2019 outlook at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time today. To listen to the live call online and view the speakers’ prepared remarks and the conference call slides, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company’s corporate website at http://investor.nordstrom.com. An archived webcast with the speakers’ prepared remarks and the conference call slides will be available in the Quarterly Results section for one year. Interested parties may also dial 201-689-8354. A telephone replay will be available beginning approximately three hours after the conclusion of the call by dialing 877-660-6853 or 201-612-7415 and entering Conference ID 13690302, until the close of business on May 28, 2019.




ABOUT NORDSTROM
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 380 stores in 40 states, including 119 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 247 Nordstrom Rack stores; three Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; six Trunk Club clubhouses; and three Nordstrom Local service concepts. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com, HauteLook and TrunkClub.com. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.
Certain statements in this press release contain or may suggest "forward-looking" information (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different from expectations. The words "will," "may," "designed to," "outlook," "believes," "should," "targets," "anticipates," "assumptions," "plans," "expects" or "expectations," "intends," "estimates," "forecasts," "guidance" and similar expressions identify certain of these forward-looking statements. The Company also may provide forward-looking statements in oral statements or other written materials released to the public. All statements contained or incorporated in this press release or in any other public statements that address such future events or expectations are forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2019. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events, new information or future circumstances.




NORDSTROM, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(unaudited; amounts in millions, except per share amounts)
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2019
 
May 5, 2018
Net sales
$
3,349

 
$
3,469

Credit card revenues, net
94

 
92

Total revenues
3,443

 
3,561

Cost of sales and related buying and occupancy costs
(2,228
)
 
(2,288
)
Selling, general and administrative expenses
(1,138
)
 
(1,120
)
Earnings before interest and income taxes
77

 
153

Interest expense, net
(24
)
 
(28
)
Earnings before income taxes
53

 
125

Income tax expense
(16
)
 
(38
)
Net earnings
$
37

 
$
87

 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.24

 
$
0.52

Diluted
$
0.23

 
$
0.51

 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
155.0

 
167.8

Diluted
156.2

 
170.2

 
 
 
 
Percent of net sales:
 
 
 
Gross profit
33.5
%
 
34.1
%
Selling, general and administrative expenses
34.0
%
 
32.3
%
Earnings before interest and income taxes
2.3
%
 
4.4
%




NORDSTROM, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited; amounts in millions)
 
May 4, 2019
 
February 2, 2019
 
May 5, 2018
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
448

 
$
957

 
$
966

Accounts receivable, net
233

 
148

 
186

Merchandise inventories
2,006

 
1,978

 
2,120

Prepaid expenses and other
271

 
291

 
291

Total current assets
2,958

 
3,374

 
3,563

 
 
 
 
 
 
Land, property and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $6,678, $6,647 and $6,227)
3,963

 
3,921

 
3,887

Operating lease right-of-use assets
1,833

 

 

Goodwill
249

 
249

 
249

Other assets
335

 
342

 
317

Total assets
$
9,338

 
$
7,886

 
$
8,016

 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
1,619

 
$
1,469

 
$
1,575

Accrued salaries, wages and related benefits
315

 
580

 
317

Current portion of operating lease liabilities
237

 

 

Other current liabilities
1,222

 
1,324

 
1,307

Current portion of long-term debt
499

 
8

 
56

Total current liabilities
3,892

 
3,381

 
3,255

 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt, net
2,177

 
2,677

 
2,680

Deferred property incentives, net
6

 
457

 
495

Non-current operating lease liabilities
1,951

 

 

Other liabilities
661

 
498

 
516

 
 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock, no par value: 1,000 shares authorized; 154.6, 157.6 and 167.8 shares issued and outstanding
3,067

 
3,048

 
2,852

Accumulated deficit
(2,370
)
 
(2,138
)
 
(1,738
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(46
)
 
(37
)
 
(44
)
Total shareholders’ equity
651

 
873

 
1,070

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
9,338

 
$
7,886

 
$
8,016





NORDSTROM, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited; amounts in millions)
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2019
 
May 5, 2018
Operating Activities
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
37

 
$
87

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash used in operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization expenses and other, net
165

 
172

Amortization of deferred property incentives

 
(21
)
Non-cash lease expense (net of deferred property incentives amortization of $19)
41

 

Deferred income taxes, net
18

 
6

Stock-based compensation expense
20

 
23

Change in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(20
)
 
(42
)
Merchandise inventories
(89
)
 
(201
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
(11
)
 
(2
)
Accounts payable
181

 
212

Accrued salaries, wages and related benefits
(266
)
 
(259
)
Other current liabilities
(66
)
 
(24
)
Deferred property incentives
3

 
24

Lease liabilities (net of operating lease interest of $23)
(57
)
 

Other liabilities
13

 
(3
)
Net cash used in operating activities
(31
)
 
(28
)
 
 
 
 
Investing Activities
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(249
)
 
(129
)
Other, net
1

 
(20
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(248
)
 
(149
)
 
 
 
 
Financing Activities
 
 
 
Principal payments on long-term borrowings

 
(3
)
Increase in cash book overdrafts
40

 
27

Cash dividends paid
(58
)
 
(62
)
Payments for repurchase of common stock
(210
)
 
(13
)
Proceeds from issuances under stock compensation plans
10

 
24

Tax withholding on share-based awards
(12
)
 
(11
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(230
)
 
(38
)
 
 
 
 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(509
)
 
(215
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
957

 
1,181

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
448

 
$
966





NORDSTROM, INC.
SUMMARY OF NET SALES
(unaudited; amounts in millions)
Our Full-Price business includes our Nordstrom U.S. full-line stores, Nordstrom.com, Canada, Trunk Club, Jeffrey and Nordstrom Local. Our Off-Price business includes Nordstrom U.S. Rack stores, Nordstromrack.com/HauteLook and Last Chance clearance stores. The following table summarizes net sales for the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in fiscal 2018:
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2019
 
May 5, 2018
Net sales by business:
 
 
 
Full-Price
$
2,127

 
$
2,240

Off-Price
1,222

 
1,229

Total net sales
$
3,349

 
$
3,469

 
 
 
 
Net sales increase (decrease) by business:
 
 
 
Full-Price
(5.1
%)
 
3.9
%
Off-Price
(0.6
%)
 
6.7
%
Total Company
(3.5
%)
 
5.8
%
 
 
 
 
Digital sales as % of total net sales1
31
%
 
28
%
1 Digital sales are online sales and digitally assisted store sales which include Buy Online, Pick Up in Store (“BOPUS”), Ship to Store and Style Board, a digital selling tool.




NORDSTROM, INC.
ADJUSTED RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL (“ADJUSTED ROIC”)
(NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE)
(unaudited; dollar amounts in millions)
We believe that Adjusted ROIC is a useful financial measure for investors and credit agencies in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the capital we have invested in our business to generate returns over time, have incorporated it in our executive incentive measures and is an important indicator of shareholders’ return over the long term.
For 2019, income statement activity for adjusted net operating profit, and balance sheet amounts for average invested capital, are comprised of one quarter of activity under the Lease Standard for 2019, and the last three quarters of 2018 under the previous lease standard. Under the previous lease standard, we estimated the value of our operating leases as if they met the criteria for capital leases or we had purchased the properties. This provided additional supplemental information that estimates the investment in our operating leases. Estimated depreciation on capitalized operating leases and average estimated asset base of capitalized operating leases are not calculated in accordance with, nor an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitution of our results as reported under GAAP.
Adjusted ROIC is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, return on assets, net earnings, total assets or other GAAP financial measures. Our method of determining non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies’ methods and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to Adjusted ROIC is return on assets. The following is a reconciliation of the components of Adjusted ROIC and return on assets:
 
Quarters Ended
 
May 4, 2019
 
May 5, 2018

Net earnings
$
513

 
$
461

Add: income tax expense
147

 
351

Add: interest expense
115

 
123

Earnings before interest and income tax expense
775

 
935

 
 
 
 
Add: operating lease interest1
23

 

Add: rent expense, net
189

 
254

Less: estimated depreciation on capitalized operating leases2
(101
)
 
(135
)
Adjusted net operating profit
886

 
1,054

 
 
 
 
Less: estimated income tax expense
(198
)
 
(456
)
Adjusted net operating profit after tax
$
688

 
$
598

 
 
 
 
Average total assets
$
8,591

 
$
8,067

Less: average non-interest-bearing current liabilities
(3,438
)
 
(3,306
)
Less: average deferred property incentives in excess of ROU assets3
(77
)
 

Add: average estimated asset base of capitalized operating leases2
1,508

 
1,893

Less: average deferred property incentives and deferred rent liability
(459
)
 
(642
)
Average invested capital
$
6,125

 
$
6,012

 
 
 
 
Return on assets4
6.0
%
 
5.7
%
Adjusted ROIC4
11.3
%
 
9.9
%
1 As a result of the Lease Standard, we add-back the operating lease interest to reflect how we manage our business. Operating lease interest is a component of operating lease cost recorded in occupancy costs and is calculated in accordance with the Lease Standard.
2 Capitalized operating leases is our best estimate of the asset base we would record for our leases that are classified as operating under the previous lease standard if they had met the criteria for a finance lease or we had purchased the property. The asset base for each quarter is calculated as the trailing four quarters of rent expense multiplied by eight, a commonly used method to estimate the asset base we would record for our capitalized operating leases.
3 For leases with property incentives that exceed the ROU assets, we reclass the amount from assets to other current liabilities and other liabilities. As a result of the Lease Standard, we reduce average total assets as this better reflects how we manage our business.
4 Results for the four quarters ended May 4, 2019 included the $72 impact related to the estimated non-recurring credit-related charge, which negatively impacted return on assets by approximately 60 basis points and Adjusted ROIC by approximately 70 basis points. In addition, the impact of the Lease Standard, which negatively impacted return on assets by approximately 30 basis points and Adjusted ROIC by approximately 20 basis points.




NORDSTROM, INC.
ADJUSTED DEBT TO EBITDAR (NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE)
(unaudited; dollar amounts in millions)
Adjusted Debt to earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent (“EBITDAR”) is one of our key financial metrics, and we believe that our debt levels are best analyzed using this measure as it provides a reflection of our credit worthiness that could impact our credit rating and borrowing costs. Our goal is to manage debt levels to maintain an investment-grade credit rating and operate with an efficient capital structure. We also have a debt covenant that requires an adjusted debt to EBITDAR leverage ratio of no more than four times.
For 2019, income statement activity for adjusted EBITDAR is comprised of one quarter of activity under the Lease Standard for 2019, and the last three quarters of 2018 under the previous lease standard. Balance sheet amounts are as of the end of the quarter, and under the new Lease Standard for 2019 and the previous lease standard for 2018. Under the previous lease standard, we estimated the value of our operating leases as if they met the criteria for capital leases or we had purchased the properties. This provided additional supplemental information that estimates the investment in our operating leases. Estimated capitalized operating lease liability is not calculated in accordance with, nor an alternative for, GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitution of our results as reported under GAAP.
Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, debt to net earnings, net earnings, debt or other GAAP financial measures. Our method of determining non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies’ methods and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The following is a reconciliation of the components of Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR and debt to net earnings:
 
20191
 
20181
Debt
$
2,676

 
$
2,736

Add: operating lease liabilities
2,188

 

Add: estimated capitalized operating lease liability2

 
2,029

Adjusted Debt
$
4,864

 
$
4,765

 
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
513

 
$
461

Add: income tax expense
147

 
351

Add: interest expense, net
100

 
116

Earnings before interest and income taxes
760

 
928

 
 
 
 
Add: depreciation and amortization expenses
663

 
674

Add: operating lease cost3
69

 

Add: rent expense, net
189

 
254

Add: non-cash acquisition-related charges

 
1

Adjusted EBITDAR
$
1,681

 
$
1,857

 
 
 
 
Debt to Net Earnings4
5.2

 
5.9

Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR4
2.9

 
2.6

1 The components of Adjusted Debt are as of May 4, 2019 and May 5, 2018, while the components of Adjusted EBITDAR are for the four quarters ended May 4, 2019 and May 5, 2018.
2 Based upon the estimated lease liability as of the end of the period, calculated as the trailing 4-quarters of rent expense multiplied by eight, a commonly used method of estimating the debt we would record for our leases that are classified as operating if they had met the criteria for a capital lease or we had purchased the property.
3 As a result of the Lease Standard, we add back the operating lease cost to calculate Adjusted EBITDAR.
4 Results for the four quarters ended May 4, 2019 included the $72 impact related to the estimated non-recurring credit-related charge, which negatively impacted Debt to Net Earnings by approximately 50 basis points and Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR by approximately 10 basis points. In addition, the impact of the Lease Standard had no impact on Debt to Net Earnings and negatively impacted Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR by approximately 10 basis points.




NORDSTROM, INC.
FREE CASH FLOW (NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE)
(unaudited; amounts in millions)
Free Cash Flow is one of our key liquidity measures, and when used in conjunction with GAAP measures, provides investors with a meaningful analysis of our ability to generate cash from our business.
Free Cash Flow is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, operating cash flows or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our method of determining non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies’ methods and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to Free Cash Flow is net cash used in operating activities. The following is a reconciliation of net cash used in operating activities to Free Cash Flow:
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2019
 
May 5, 2018
Net cash used in operating activities
$
(31
)
 
$
(28
)
Less: capital expenditures
(249
)
 
(129
)
Add: change in cash book overdrafts
40

 
27

Free Cash Flow
$
(240
)
 
$
(130
)




NORDSTROM, INC.
ADJUSTED EBITDA (NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE)
(unaudited; amounts in millions)
Adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) is our key financial metric to reflect our view of cash flow from net earnings. Adjusted EBITDA excludes significant items which are non-operating in nature in order to evaluate our core operating performance against prior periods. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA is net earnings.
Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for net earnings, overall change in cash or liquidity of the business as a whole. Our method of determining non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies’ methods and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The following is a reconciliation of net earnings to Adjusted EBITDA:
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2019
 
May 5, 2018
Net earnings
$
37

 
$
87

Add: income tax expense
16

 
38

Add: interest expense, net
24

 
28

Earnings before interest and income taxes
77

 
153

 
 
 
 
Add: depreciation and amortization expenses
163

 
169

Less: amortization of deferred property incentives
(19
)
 
(21
)
Adjusted EBITDA
$
221

 
$
301