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Gymboree Corp sales grow in double digits in Q4 FY'12
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Apr '13
The Gymboree Corporation (the "Company") reported consolidated financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013 ("fiscal 2012").

Fourth Quarter Results

Net sales for the 14 weeks ended February 2, 2013 were $397.6 million, an increase of 11.7% compared to $355.8 million in net sales for the 13 weeks ended January 28, 2012. Comparable sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, decreased 2% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Given the additional week included in the fiscal fourth quarter, the comparable period has been adjusted to reflect a similar 14 week period.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $144.8 million, or 36.4% of net sales, compared to $126.2 million, or 35.5% of net sales, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Excluding purchase accounting adjustments of $2.6 million and $3.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, respectively, relating to the November 2010 acquisition of the Company by investment funds sponsored by Bain Capital Partners, LLC (the "Acquisition"), adjusted gross profit was $147.4 million, or 37.1% of net sales, and $129.3 million, or 36.3% of net sales, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, respectively .

SG&A expense for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $125.4 million, or 31.5% of net sales, compared to $107.2 million, or 30.1% of net sales, in the fourth quarter of the prior year.  Results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 include $12.9 million and $6.2 million, respectively, of additional costs resulting from the Acquisition, including the effect of purchase accounting adjustments and non-recurring adjustments. Excluding these charges, adjusted SG&A expense for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 was $112.5 million, or 28.3% of net sales, and $101.0 million, or 28.4% of net sales, respectively, which represents a decrease of 10 basis points over fiscal 2011.

Net loss attributable to The Gymboree Corporation before interest (income) expense, income tax benefit and depreciation and amortization, adjusted for other items ("Adjusted EBITDA"), for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 increased 1.1% to $47.7 million compared to $47.2 million for the fourth quarter of the prior year.  Adjusted EBITDA is not a performance measure under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").

Fiscal Year 2012

Net sales for the 53 weeks ended February 2, 2013 were $1.28 billion, an increase of 7.4% compared to $1.19 billion in net sales for the 52 weeks ended January 28, 2012. Comparable sales for fiscal 2012 decreased 2% compared to fiscal 2011.

Gross profit for fiscal year 2012 was $481.4 million, or 37.7% of net sales, compared to $459.9 million, or 38.7% of net sales, for fiscal 2011.  Excluding purchase accounting adjustments of $11.7 million and $24.0 million in fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011, respectively, adjusted gross profit was $493.1 million, or 38.7% of net sales, and $483.9 million, or 40.7% of net sales, for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011, respectively.

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