Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): June 7, 2018  

Zumiez Inc
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


4001 204th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(425) 551-1500
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On June 7, 2018, Zumiez Inc. issued a press release (the "Press Release") reporting its financial results for the first quarter ended May 5, 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and the contents of which are incorporated herein by this reference.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information contained in this report and the Press Release 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 it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1. Press release dated June 7, 2018


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.

 Zumiez Inc
Date: June 7, 2018By: /s/ Richard M. Brooks        
  Richard M. Brooks
  Chief Executive Officer



Exhibit Number Description
99.1 Press Release dated June 7, 2018



Zumiez Inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results

First Quarter Loss Per Share Improved to $0.10; May Comparable Sales Increased 7.5%

LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) a leading specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories for young men and women, today reported results for the first quarter ended May 5, 2018.

Total net sales for the first quarter ended May 5, 2018 (13 weeks) increased 13.9% to $206.3 million from $181.2 million in the first quarter ended April 29, 2017 (13 weeks).  Comparable sales for the thirteen weeks ended May 5, 2018 increased 8.3% compared to a comparable sales increase of 1.8% for the thirteen weeks ended April 29, 2017.  Net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $2.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4.4 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. 

At May 5, 2018, cash and current marketable securities increased 54.2% to $118.0 million, compared to cash and current marketable securities of $76.5 million at April 29, 2017. The increase in cash and current marketable securities was driven by cash generated through operations partially offset by capital expenditures.

“Our new fiscal year is off to a very good start,” commented Rick Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Zumiez Inc. “The strong top-line momentum we achieved in 2017 acclerated during the first quarter fueled by the strength of our assortments and the seamless shopping experience we’ve created for consumers who interact with our brand. With comparable sales increasing 8.3%, we generated significant expense leverage and dramatically improved our bottom line performance year-over-year.  We are confident that we are on the right path to further expand our global market share and drive increased value for our customers, our employees, our brand partners, and our shareholders over the long-term.”

May 2018 Sales
Total net sales for the four-week period ended June 2, 2018 increased 12.2% to $59.7 million, compared to $53.2 million for the four-week period ended May 27, 2017. The Company's comparable sales increased 7.5% for the four-week period ended June 2, 2018 compared to a comparable sales increase of 3.3% for the four-week period ended May 27, 2017.  

Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Outlook
The Company is introducing guidance for the three months ending August 4, 2018.  Net sales are projected to be in the range of $213 million to $217 million including anticipated comparable sales growth of between 3.0% and 5.0%.  Consolidated operating margins are expected to be between  1.2% and 2.0% resulting in net income per share of approximately $0.04 to $0.09.  The Company currently intends to open approximately 13 new stores in fiscal 2018, including up to 6 stores in the United States, 5 stores in Europe and 2 stores in Australia.

A conference call will be held today to discuss first quarter fiscal 2018 results and will be webcast at 5:00 p.m. ET on http://ir.zumiez.com. Participants may also dial (574) 990-9934 followed by the conference identification code of 2578857.

About Zumiez Inc.

Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women who want to express their individuality through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear, and other unique lifestyles. As of June 2, 2018 we operated 700 stores, including 608 in the United States, 50 in Canada, 35 in Europe and 7 in Australia. We operate under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times. Additionally, we operate ecommerce web sites at zumiez.com, blue-tomato.com and fasttimes.com.au

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release and oral statements relating thereto made from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the Company's future financial performance, brand and product category diversity, ability to adjust product mix, integration of acquired businesses, growing customer demand for our products and new store openings. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, those described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2018 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended
  May 5, 2018  %  of Sales    April 29, 2017   %  of Sales 
Net sales $  206,287 100.0% $  181,155 100.0%
Cost of goods sold    143,700 69.7%    129,106 71.3%
Gross profit    62,587 30.3%    52,049 28.7%
Selling, general and administrative expenses    64,296 31.1%    58,283 32.2%
Operating loss    (1,709) (0.8%)    (6,234) (3.5%)
Interest income, net    283 0.1%    82 0.0%
Other expense, net    (482) (0.2%)    (450) (0.1%)
Loss before income taxes    (1,908) (0.9%)    (6,602) (3.6%)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes    699 0.4%    (2,154) (1.1%)
Net loss $  (2,607) (1.3%) $  (4,448) (2.5%)
Basic loss per share $  (0.10)   $  (0.18)  
Diluted loss per share $  (0.10)   $  (0.18)  
Weighted average shares used in computation of loss per share:        
Basic    24,831      24,580  
Diluted    24,831      24,580  

(In thousands)
  May 5, 2018 February 3, 2018 April 29, 2017
  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $  29,063  $  24,041   22,320
Marketable securities   88,918   97,864   54,175
Receivables   18,466   17,027   13,992
Inventories   128,244   125,826   122,406
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   13,898   14,405   13,162
Total current assets   278,589   279,163   226,055
Fixed assets, net   126,047   128,852   132,582
Goodwill   60,832   62,912   56,761
Intangible assets, net   15,955   16,696   14,816
Deferred tax assets, net   3,288   4,174   9,061
Other long-term assets   6,993   7,713   8,161
Total long-term assets   213,115   220,347   221,381
Total assets $  491,704  499,510   447,436
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities      
Trade accounts payable $  45,980 
Accrued payroll and payroll taxes   15,132   20,650   11,410
Income taxes payable   359    5,796    67
Deferred rent and tenant allowances   7,873   8,073   8,425
Short term borrowings   4,696    943    —
Other liabilities   21,194   25,924   22,501
Total current liabilities   95,234   99,247   95,797
Long-term deferred rent and tenant allowances   39,217   39,275   41,181
Other long-term liabilities    4,768   5,073   4,889
Total long-term liabilities   43,985   44,348   46,070
Total liabilities   139,219   143,595   141,867
Shareholders’ equity      
Preferred stock, no par value, 20,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   —    —    —
Common stock, no par value, 50,000 shares authorized; 25,470 shares issued and
outstanding at May 5, 2018, 25,249 shares issued and outstanding at February 3, 2018 and
25,196 shares issued and outstanding at April 29, 2017 
   148,591   146,523   142,460
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income   (4,908)   35   (14,998)
Retained earnings   208,802   209,357   178,107
Total shareholders’ equity   352,485   355,915   305,569
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $  491,704 $  499,510 $

(In thousands)
  Three Months Ended   
   May 5, 2018   April 29, 2017 
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net loss $  (2,607) $  (4,448)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation, amortization and accretion   6,970   6,660
Deferred taxes   217   (2,033)
Stock-based compensation expense   1,642   1,278
Other   588   385
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Receivables   (1,096)   (135)
Inventories   (3,781)   (15,408)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   871   (209)
Trade accounts payable   7,723   27,919
Accrued payroll and payroll taxes   (5,383)   (3,525)
Income taxes payable   (5,993)   (3,199)
Deferred rent and tenant allowances   (32)   328
Other liabilities   (2,997)   (2,946)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   (3,878)   4,667
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Additions to fixed assets   (3,585)   (7,117)
Purchases of marketable securities and other investments   (12,932)   (20,006)
Sales and maturities of marketable securities and other investments   21,590   24,370
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   5,073   (2,753)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Proceeds from revolving credit facilities   17,245   —
Payments on revolving credit facilities   (13,347)   —
Proceeds from issuance and exercise of stock-based awards   621   370
Payments for tax withholdings on equity awards   (195)   (172)
Net cash provided by financing activities   4,324   198
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (497)   (39)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   5,022   2,073
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   24,041   20,247
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $  29,063 $  22,320
Supplemental disclosure on cash flow information:    
Cash paid during the period for income taxes $  6,442 $  3,074
Accrual for purchases of fixed assets   2,872   3,601

Company Contact:

Darin White
Director of Finance &
Investor Relations
Zumiez Inc.
(425) 551-1500, ext. 1337

Investor Contact:
Brendon Frey
(203) 682-8200