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CORRECTING and REPLACING UNFI Announces Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2018 Results

September 20, 2018

The fourth bullet point under the Pending SUPERVALU Acquisition should read: At close, the Company's leverage ratio is expected to be approximately 4.7x. The Company's leverage ratio is calculated as gross debt at close divided by trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDA for the total enterprise. At close, normalized leverage is approximately 4.0x, and includes run-rate cost synergies and significant business adjustments. By year 3, the Company expects to de-lever to approximately 3.2x. Our long-term leverage target is 2.0x to 2.5x.

The corrected release reads:

UNFI Announces Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2018 Results

Record Fiscal 2018 Net Sales of $10.23 Billion
Provides Details on Pending SUPERVALU Acquisition

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Natural Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 28, 2018.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2018 Highlights


13-Week Period Ended




Fiscal Year Ended



($ in thousands, except for per share data)

July 28,
 2018


July 29,
 2017


Change


July 28,
 2018


July 29,
 2017


Change

Net Sales

$

2,592,248



$

2,341,033



10.7

%


$

10,226,683



$

9,274,471



10.3

%

Operating Income

$

49,757



$

61,469



(19.1)

%


$

227,225



$

226,025



0.5

%

Adjusted Operating Income(1)

$

59,344



$

64,387



(7.8)

%


$

248,205



$

232,889



6.6

%

Net Income

$

32,788



$

38,869



(15.6)

%


$

165,670



$

130,155



27.3

%

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

80,993



$

86,508



(6.4)

%


$

335,836



$

318,940



5.3

%

Earnings Per Diluted Share (EPS)

$

0.64



$

0.76



(15.8)

%


$

3.26



$

2.56



27.3

%

Adjusted EPS(1)

$

0.76



$

0.72



5.6

%


$

3.11



$

2.57



21.0

%























(1) Please refer to the tables in this press release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.

"We continued to deliver solid top-line growth across our customer channels, demonstrating sustained strong demand for UNFI's product assortment and services. On the bottom-line, our results reflected the impact of customer mix shift and higher than anticipated freight costs, while improvement in our working capital has resulted in record free cash flow for the quarter," said Steven L. Spinner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are on track to close the SUPERVALU transaction in the fourth quarter of calendar 2018, and our teams are hard at work planning for the integration to capture the significant synergies and strategic benefits of this transformative combination, positioning our company for growth and value creation."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018 Summary

Net sales by customer channel for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to the fourth quarter in fiscal 2017 were as follows ($ in millions):





13-Week Period Ended

Customer Channel


Y-o-Y Growth


July 28, 2018


July 29, 2017

Supernatural


27.5%


$

982



$

770


Independents


5.7%


651



616


Supermarkets


1.1%


707



699


Other


(1.5)%


252



256


Total




$

2,592



$

2,341


Other customer channel decline of 1.5% is driven primarily by the divestiture of Earth Origins Market ("Earth Origins") retail business. In the fourth quarter, the Company divested all remaining natural food retail stores that operate under the Earth Origins banner to AMCON Distributing Company.

Gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was 14.50%, a decrease of 125 basis points from 15.75% for the same period last year. Gross margin was impacted by a shift in customer mix where net sales growth of our largest customer outpaced growth of other customers with higher margin and by an increase in inbound freight costs.

Operating expenses increased $19.1 million, to $326.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to $307.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. The Company recorded $4.6 million of restructuring and divestiture expenses in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 related to the previously announced restructuring and subsequent sale of its Earth Origins retail business and approximately $5.0 million of acquisition related costs associated with the pending SUPERVALU transaction. Total operating expenses were 12.58% of net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, a 54 basis point decrease compared to the same period last fiscal year.

Adjusted operating expenses, which exclude costs associated with the pending SUPERVALU acquisition and restructuring charges related to the Company's divestiture of Earth Origins retail business, were $316.6 million, or 12.21% of net sales, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to adjusted operating expenses, which exclude restructuring costs related to the Company's prior year restructuring program, of $304.2 million, or 12.99% of net sales, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. The decrease in adjusted operating expenses as a percentage of net sales was primarily driven by leveraging of fixed costs.

Operating income decreased $11.7 million to $49.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to $61.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Adjusted operating income, which excludes acquisition costs and restructuring charges noted above, decreased 7.8% to $59.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to adjusted operating income of $64.4 million for the fourth quarter last year. The decrease in operating income was driven by gross margin headwinds, which were partially offset by leveraging fixed costs.

Effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 decreased to 28.8% from 38.8% in the same period last fiscal year. Excluding a tax benefit of $0.8 million recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 associated with the remeasurement of U.S. net deferred tax liabilities resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ("Tax Act"), the Company's adjusted effective tax rate decreased to 30.6% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 decreased 15.6%, or $6.1 million, to $32.8 million from $38.9 million, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $81.0 million, a decrease of 6.4% from Adjusted EBITDA of $86.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. This decline was driven by the same factors that impacted adjusted operating income.

EPS decreased $0.12 to $0.64 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to $0.76 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Adjusted EPS increased $0.04, or 5.6%, to $0.76 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to adjusted EPS of $0.72 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Adjusted EPS benefited from a lower tax rate due to the Tax Act. However, this benefit was partially offset by the impact of customer mix shift and inbound freight costs.

Fiscal Year 2018 Sales by Channel

Net sales by customer channel for fiscal 2018 compared to fiscal 2017 were as follows ($ in millions):





Fiscal Year Ended

Customer Channel


Y-o-Y Growth


July 28, 2018


July 29, 2017

Supernatural


21.4%


$

3,758



$

3,096


Independents


6.0%


2,573



2,427


Supermarkets


4.0%


2,856



2,747


Other


3.5%


1,039



1,004


Total




$

10,227


*

$

9,274













* Reflects rounding

Fiscal 2018 Results Compared to Guidance



FY 2018

Fiscal Year (FY) Ending July 28, 2018


Actual


Guidance

Net Sales ($ in billions)


$10.23


$10.23 - $10.28

EPS


$3.26


$3.39 - $3.44

Adjusted EPS (1)


$3.11


$3.18 - $3.23

Effective Tax Rate


22.1%


23.8% - 24.1%

Adjusted Effective Tax Rate (1)


32.3%


32.1% - 32.4%

Capital Expenditures as a % of Net Sales


0.44%


0.6% - 0.7%

Free Cash Flow(1)($ in millions)


$65


$10 - $30






(1) Please refer to the tables in this press release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Cash Flow Generation and Balance Sheet


13-Week Period Ended




Fiscal Year Ended



($ in thousands)

July 28,
 2018


July 29,
 2017


Change


July 28,
 2018


July 29,
 2017


Change

Cash Flow from Operations

$

164,638



$

117,679





$

109,472



$

280,776




Less: Capital Expenditures

14,962



16,108





44,608



56,112




Free Cash Flow

$

149,676



$

101,571



$

48,105



$

64,864



$

224,664



$

(159,800)


























The Company's liquidity position remains strong with availability of $650.2 million, as of July 28, 2018, under its revolving credit facility.

Fiscal 2019 Outlook, Excluding Impact of the Pending SUPERVALU Acquisition



Guidance

Fiscal Year (FY) Ending August 3, 2019


FY 2019


Y-o-Y Growth


Y-o-Y Growth

52 Week Basis

Net Sales ($ in billions)


$11.1 to $11.3


8.6% to 10.5%


6.5% to 8.4%

EPS(1)


$3.35 to $3.45


2.6% to 5.7%


0.8% to 3.9%

Adjusted EPS(2)


$3.48 to $3.58


11.8% to 15.0%


9.9% to 12.0%

Effective Tax Rate


27.4% to 28.4%





Capital Expenditures as a % of Net Sales


1.5% to 1.7%





Free Cash Flow(2)($ in millions)


$40 to $70












(1) GAAP EPS includes $9.6 million of acquisition related costs associated with the pending acquisition of SUPERVALU. The Company will
likely incur substantially all of these costs even if the deal does not close in FY2019.

(2) Please refer to the tables in this press release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable
financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Pending SUPERVALU Acquisition

  • On July 25, 2018 UNFI entered into an agreement to acquire SUPERVALU INC. ("SUPERVALU") for $32.50 per share in cash, or approximately $2.9 billion, including the assumption of outstanding debt and liabilities.
  • This combination is financially and strategically compelling as it accelerates UNFI's Build-out-the-Store strategy by expanding product portfolio in the fastest growing segments and broadening the universe of customers and suppliers.
  • The transaction is expected to achieve run-rate cost synergies, net of reverse synergies, of more than $175 million in year 3 and more than $185 million in year 4.
  • At close, the Company's leverage ratio is expected to be approximately 4.7x. The Company's leverage ratio is calculated as gross debt at close divided by trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDA for the total enterprise. At close, normalized leverage is approximately 4.0x, and includes run-rate cost synergies and significant business adjustments. By year 3, the Company expects to de-lever to approximately 3.2x. Our long-term leverage target is 2.0x to 2.5x.
  • The size and scale of the combined company will provide continued relevance to all customers, including UNFI's largest customer. It will also reduce the Company's dependence on any one customer, while creating a larger platform for UNFI to serve customers and successfully navigate a challenging retail environment.
  • One-time costs including deal and integration costs for year one are expected to be approximately $95 million. Total one-time costs for year two and beyond are expected to be $110 million with the majority expected to be incurred in year 2.
  • The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of calendar 2018.
  • A slide presentation with additional details on the transaction is available on the investor relations section of the Company's website www.unfi.com.

Investor Day
Following the expected close of the SUPERVALU acquisition, the Company plans to host and webcast an investor day in Orlando, FL on January16, 2019, to further discuss its long-term strategic objectives and opportunities. Event details will be communicated following the close of the acquisition.

Conference Call & Webcast
The Company's fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2018 conference call and audio webcast will be held today, Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The webcast of the conference call will be available to the public, on a listen-only basis, via the Internet at the Investors section of the Company's website at www.unfi.com. The online archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 120 days. Management will reference a slide presentation during prepared remarks and this presentation will be available at the Investors section of the Company's website, under "Events and Presentations."

About United Natural Foods
UNFI delivers healthier food options to people throughout the United States and Canada. UNFI distributes over 110,000 products to more than 40,000 customer locations including natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, eCommerce retailers, and food service customers. Recognized as one of the most effectively managed U.S. companies, UNFI was named in the "Management Top 250" list by the Wall Street Journal in 2017. To learn more about how UNFI is Moving Food Forward, visit www.unfi.com.


INVESTOR CONTACT:




Faten Freiha




Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy




401-528-8634



Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations and management estimates; actual results may differ materially. The risks and uncertainties which could impact these statements are described in the Company's filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including its annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on September 26, 2017 and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on December 7, 2017, March 8, 2018, and June 7, 2018, and other filings the Company makes with the SEC, and include, but are not limited to, the Company's dependence on principal customers; the Company's ability to effectively manage operational expenses due to higher volumes from its single supernatural customer and from conventional supermarkets in light of lower margins from these customers; the relatively low margins and economic sensitivity of the Company's business; changes in disposable income levels and consumer spending trends; the Company's reliance on the continued growth in sales of natural and organic foods and non-food products in comparison to conventional products; increased competition in the Company's industry as a result of increased distribution of natural, organic and specialty products by conventional grocery distributors and direct distribution of those products by large retailers and online distributors; the ability to identify and successfully complete acquisitions, including the Company's ability to complete the acquisition of SUPERVALU and to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination with SUPERVALU; the Company's ability to timely and successfully deploy its warehouse management system throughout its distribution centers and its transportation management system across the Company and to achieve the efficiencies and cost savings from these efforts; the addition or loss of significant customers or material changes to the Company's relationships with these customers; the Company's sensitivity to general economic conditions, including the current economic environment; the Company's sensitivity to inflationary and deflationary pressures; volatility in fuel costs; volatility in foreign exchange rates; the potential for disruptions in our supply chain by circumstances beyond the Company's control; the risk of interruption of supplies due to lack of long-term contracts, severe weather, work stoppages or otherwise; consumer demand for natural and organic products outpacing suppliers' ability to produce those products and challenges the Company may experience in obtaining sufficient amounts of products to meet customers' demands; moderated supplier promotional activity, including decreased forward buying opportunities; union-organizing activities that could cause labor relations difficulties and increased costs; management's allocation of capital and the timing of capital expenditures; and, changes in interpretations, assumptions and expectations regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"), including additional guidance that may be issued by federal and state taxing authorities.

Any forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and, as such, speak only as of the date made. The Company is not undertaking to update any information in the foregoing reports until the effective date of its future reports required by applicable laws. Any estimates of future results of operations are based on a number of assumptions, many of which are outside the Company's control and should not be construed in any manner as a guarantee that such results will in fact occur. These estimates are subject to change and could differ materially from final reported results. The Company may from time to time update these publicly announced estimates, but it is not obligated to do so.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: To supplement the financial information presented on a generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis, the Company has included in this press release non-GAAP financial measures for adjusted operating expenses, adjusted operating income, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted earnings per diluted common share, adjusted effective tax rate, and free cash flow. The Company has also included in this press release non-GAAP financial measures for estimated adjusted earnings per diluted share and estimated free cash flow for the fiscal year ending August 3, 2019. The non-GAAP measures adjusted operating expenses, adjusted operating income, and adjusted earnings per diluted common share all exclude restructuring and asset impairment expenses and acquisition costs related to the pending acquisition of SUPERVALU for the fiscal 2018 periods. Adjusted earnings per diluted share also excludes a net tax benefit related to tax reform for fiscal 2018 and a gain the Company recorded for the sale of an investment in fiscal 2017. The non-GAAP measure adjusted EBITDA excludes depreciation, amortization, other expense and income, net, (which includes a gain the Company recognized on the sale of an investment for the fiscal 2017 period) income taxes, restructuring and asset impairment expenses and acquisition costs for the fiscal 2018 period. The non-GAAP measures adjusted effective tax rate exclude a net tax benefit related to tax reform. Free cash flow is cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures. The reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP financial measures are presented in the tables appearing below. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any measure prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes that presenting non-GAAP financial measures aids in making period-to-period comparisons and is a meaningful indication of its actual and estimated operating performance. The Company's management utilizes and plans to utilize this non-GAAP financial information to compare the Company's operating performance to comparable periods and to internally prepared projections.

 

 

UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)



13-Week Period Ended


Fiscal Year Ended


July 28,
 2018


July 29,
 2017


July 28,
 2018


July 29,
 2017

Net sales

$

2,592,248



$

2,341,033



$

10,226,683



$

9,274,471


Cost of sales

2,216,306



1,972,434



8,703,916



7,845,550


Gross profit

375,942



368,599



1,522,767



1,428,921


Operating expenses

321,565



304,212



1,279,529



1,196,032


Restructuring and asset impairment expenses

4,620



2,918



16,013



6,864


Total operating expenses

326,185



307,130



1,295,542



1,202,896


Operating income

49,757



61,469



227,225



226,025


Other (income) expense:








Interest expense

4,103



3,926



16,471



17,114


Interest income

(138)



(82)



(446)



(360)


Other, net

(240)



(5,912)



(1,545)



(5,152)


Total other (income) expense, net

3,725



(2,068)



14,480



11,602


Income before income taxes

46,032



63,537



212,745



214,423


Provision for income taxes

13,244



24,668



47,075



84,268


Net income

$

32,788



$

38,869



$

165,670



$

130,155


Basic per share data:








Net income

$

0.65



$

0.77



$

3.28



$

2.57


Weighted average basic shares of common stock

50,431



50,617



50,530



50,570


Diluted per share data:








Net income

$

0.64



$

0.76



$

3.26



$

2.56


Weighted average diluted shares of common stock

50,901



50,947



50,837



50,775


 

 

UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)




July 28,
 2018


July 29,
 2017

ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

23,315



$

15,414


Accounts receivable, net


579,702



525,636


Inventories


1,135,775



1,031,690


Deferred income taxes




40,635


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


50,122



49,295


Total current assets


1,788,914



1,662,670


Property and equipment, net


571,146



602,090


Goodwill


362,495



371,259


Intangible assets, net


193,209



208,289


Other assets


48,708



42,255


Total assets


$

2,964,472



$

2,886,563







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

517,125



$

534,616


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


169,658



157,243


Current portion of long-term debt


12,441



12,128


Total current liabilities


699,224



703,987


Notes payable


210,000



223,612


Deferred income taxes


44,384



98,833


Other long-term liabilities


27,200



28,347


Long-term debt, excluding current portion


137,709



149,863


Total liabilities


1,118,517



1,204,642


Stockholders' equity:





Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 5,000 shares; none issued or outstanding





Common stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 100,000 shares; 51,025 shares issued and
50,411 shares outstanding at July 28, 2018; 50,622 issued and outstanding shares at July
29, 2017


510



506


Additional paid-in capital


483,623



460,011


Treasury shares


(24,231)




Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(14,179)



(13,963)


Retained earnings


1,400,232



1,235,367


Total stockholders' equity


1,845,955



1,681,921


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

2,964,472



$

2,886,563


 

 

UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)


Fiscal Year Ended

(In thousands)

July 28,
 2018


July 29,
 2017

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:




Net income

$

165,670



$

130,155


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

87,631



86,051


Deferred income tax benefit

(14,819)



(1,891)


Share-based compensation

25,783



25,675


Excess tax deficit from share-based payment arrangements



1,320


Loss on disposition of assets

2,820



943


Restructuring and asset impairment

3,370



640


Goodwill impairment

7,872




Gain associated with disposal of investment

(699)



(6,106)


Change in accounting estimate

(20,909)




Provision for doubtful accounts

12,006



5,728


   Non-cash interest expense

275



175


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquired companies:




Accounts receivable

(67,283)



(38,757)


Inventories

(108,795)



(6,929)


Prepaid expenses and other assets

4,473



(6,383)


Accounts payable

4,395



90,217


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

7,682



(62)


Net cash provided by operating activities

109,472



280,776


CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:




Capital expenditures

(44,608)



(56,112)


Purchases of acquired businesses, net of cash acquired

(39)



(9,207)


Long-term investment

(3,397)



(2,000)


Proceeds from disposal of investment

756



9,192


Payment of company owned life insurance premiums



(2,000)


Proceeds from disposition of assets

283



168


Net cash used in investing activities

(47,005)



(59,959)


CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:




Proceeds from borrowings under revolving credit line

556,061



215,662


Repayments of borrowings under revolving credit line

(569,671)



(418,693)


Repayments of long-term debt

(12,128)



(11,546)


Repurchase of common stock

(24,231)




Decrease in bank overdraft

(434)



(7,445)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options

975



274


Payment of employee restricted stock tax withholdings

(4,563)



(1,313)


Excess tax deficit from share-based payment arrangements



(1,320)


Capitalized debt issuance costs



(180)


Net cash used in financing activities

(53,991)



(224,561)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(575)



565


NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

7,901



(3,179)






Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

15,414



18,593


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

23,315



$

15,414


Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:




Cash paid for interest

$

16,471



$

17,115


Cash paid for federal and state income taxes, net of refunds

$

64,042



$

78,984


 

 

UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.



Reconciliation of Operating Expenses and Operating Expenses as a Percentage of Net Sales to Adjusted Operating
Expenses and Adjusted Operating Expenses as a Percentage of Net Sales (unaudited)

(in thousands, except percentages)










13-Week Period Ended




Fiscal Year Ended




July 28, 2018


July 29, 2017


Change


July 28, 2018


July 29, 2017


Change

Net Sales

$

2,592,248



$

2,341,033



10.7

%


$

10,226,683



$

9,274,471



10.3

%

Total operating expenses

326,185



307,130



6.2

%


1,295,542



1,202,896



7.7

%

Restructuring and asset impairment
expenses

(4,620)



(2,918)





(16,013)



(6,864)




Acquisition costs

(4,967)







(4,967)






Adjusted total operating expenses

$

316,598



$

304,212



4.1

%


$

1,274,562



$

1,196,032



6.6

%













Total operating expenses as a
percentage of net sales

12.58

%


13.12

%




12.67

%


12.97

%



Adjusted total operating expenses as
a percentage of net sales

12.21

%


12.99

%




12.46

%


12.90

%



 

Reconciliation of Operating Income to Adjusted Operating Income (unaudited)

(in thousands, except percentages)










13-Week Period Ended




Fiscal Year Ended




July 28,
2018


July 29,
2017


Change


July 28,
2018


July 29,
2017


Change

Operating income

$

49,757



$

61,469



(19.1)

%


$

227,225



$

226,025



0.5

%

Restructuring and asset impairment
expenses

4,620



2,918





16,013



6,864




Acquisition related costs

4,967







4,967






Adjusted operating income

$

59,344



$

64,387



(7.8)

%


$

248,205



$

232,889



6.6

%

 

 

UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.



Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited)

(in thousands, except percentages)










13-Week Period Ended




Fiscal Year Ended




July 28,
2018


July 29,
2017


Change


July 28,
2018


July 29,
2017


Change

Net income

$

32,788



$

38,869



(15.6)

%


$

165,670



$

130,155



27.3

%

Depreciation and amortization

21,649



22,121





87,631



86,051




Total other (income) expense, net *

3,725



(2,068)





14,480



11,602




Provision for income taxes

13,244



24,668





47,075



84,268




Restructuring and asset impairment expenses

4,620



2,918





16,013



6,864




Acquisition related costs

4,967







4,967






Adjusted EBITDA

$

80,993



$

86,508



(6.4)

%


$

335,836



$

318,940



5.3

%













* Other (income) expense, net for the 13-week period and fiscal year ended July 29, 2017 includes a gain of $6.1 million related to the sale of the Company's stake in Kicking Horse Coffee.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Earnings per Diluted Common Share to Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Common Share
(unaudited)



13-Week Period Ended


Fiscal Year Ended



July 28,
2018


July 29,
2017


July 28,
2018


July 29,
2017


GAAP earnings per diluted common share

$

0.64



$

0.76



$

3.26



$

2.56



Restructuring and asset impairment expenses (1)

0.09



0.06



0.31



0.14



Acquisition costs (2)

0.10





0.10





Gain on sale of investment (3)



(0.12)





(0.12)



Tax impact of adjustments (4)

(0.06)



0.02



(0.13)



(0.01)



Net tax benefit related to U.S. Tax Reform (5)

(0.02)





(0.43)





Adjusted earnings per diluted common share

$

0.76


*

$

0.72



$

3.11



$

2.57



* includes rounding











(1)

Represents restructuring and impairment charges, which includes a loss on the disposition of assets, primarily related to the Company's Earth Origins retail business during fiscal 2018 and severance and other employee separation costs recorded during fiscal 2017.

(2)

Acquisition costs recorded during the period related to the pending SUPERVALU acquisition.

(3)

Represents gain on sale of $6.1 million recorded in the 13-week period ended July 29, 2017 related to the sale of the Company's stake in Kicking Horse Coffee.

(4)

Represents the tax effect of adjustments, defined in (1) through (3) above, using the blended rate for the period.

(5)

Represents the earnings per share impact of $0.8 million and $21.7 million benefit for the fourth quarter and fiscal year end July 28, 2018, respectively, related to the remeasurement of net deferred tax liabilities as a result of U.S. tax reform enacted in December 2017.

 

 

UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.



Reconciliation of GAAP Effective Tax Rate to Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate (unaudited)

(in thousands, except percentages)


July 28, 2018


13-Week Period
Ended


Fiscal Year Ended

Income before income taxes

$

46,032




$

212,745









Provision for income taxes

13,244


28.8

%


47,075


22.1

%

Net tax benefit related to U.S. Tax Reform (1)

836


1.8

%


21,719


10.2

%

Adjusted provision for income taxes

$

14,080


30.6

%


$

68,794


32.3

%



(1)

Represents the impact of a $0.8 million and $21.7 million net benefit for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 28, 2018, respectively, related to the remeasurement of net deferred tax liabilities as a result of U.S. tax reform enacted in December 2017.

 

FISCAL 2019 GUIDANCE



Reconciliation of 2019 Guidance for Estimated GAAP Diluted Earnings per Common Share to

Estimated Non-GAAP Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Common Share (unaudited)



Fiscal Year Ending August 3, 2019



Low Range


High Range


GAAP diluted earnings per common share

$

3.35



$

3.45



Estimated acquisition costs (1)

0.19



0.19



Tax effect of adjustments (2)

(0.05)



(0.05)



Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per common share

$

3.48


*

$

3.58


*

* Includes rounding







(1)

Estimated acquisition costs that the Company will incur as a result of the pending acquisition of SUPERVALU.

(2)

Represents the tax effect of the estimated acquisition costs related to pending acquisition of SUPERVALU using the estimated rate for the reporting period.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Cash Flow to Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow

Included in Fiscal 2019 Guidance (unaudited)





Fiscal year ended August 3, 2019

($ in thousands)

Low Range

High Range

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

200,500


$

262,750


Capital expenditures

160,500


192,750


Free cash flow

$

40,000


$

70,000


 

 

UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.



FISCAL 2018 GUIDANCE


Reconciliation of 2018 Guidance for Estimated GAAP Diluted Earnings per Common Share to

Estimated Non-GAAP Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Common Share (unaudited)



Fiscal Year Ending July 28, 2018



Low Range


High Range


GAAP diluted earnings per common share

$

3.39



$

3.44



Restructuring and asset impairment expenses (1)

0.25



0.25



Tax impact of adjustments (2)

(0.08)



(0.08)



Net tax benefit related to U.S. Tax Reform (3)

(0.38)



(0.38)



Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per common share

$

3.18



$

3.23









(1)

Represented total estimated fiscal 2018 restructuring and impairment charges related to the Company's Earth Origins retail business which included additional restructuring charges primarily related to future exit costs of approximately $1.4 million which were expected to be incurred during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

(2)

Represented the tax effect of the total estimated fiscal 2018 restructuring and impairment charges related to the Company's Earth Origins retail business using the estimated rate for the reporting period.

(3)

Represented the impact of the estimated benefit related to the remeasurement of net deferred tax liabilities as a result of U.S. tax reform enacted in December 2017.

 

Reconciliation of 2018 Guidance for Estimated GAAP Effective Tax Rate to Estimated Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate (unaudited)







Fiscal Year Ending July 28, 2018



Low Range


High Range


Estimated GAAP Effective Tax Rate

23.8

%


24.1

%


Net tax benefit related to U.S. Tax Reform (1)

8.3

%


8.3

%


Adjusted Estimated GAAP Effective Tax Rate

32.1

%


32.4

%








(1)

Represented the impact of the estimated benefit related to the remeasurement of net deferred tax liabilities as a result of U.S. tax reform enacted in December 2017.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Cash Flow to Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow

Included in Fiscal 2018 Guidance (unaudited)





Fiscal year ended July 28, 2018

($ in thousands)

Low Range

High Range

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

66,000


$

107,000


Capital expenditures

56,000


77,000


Free cash flow

$

10,000


$

30,000


 

 

 

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