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Hibbett Sports 10-Q 2016

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 10-Q
  2. Ex-10.2
  3. Ex-31.1
  4. Ex-31.2
  5. Ex-32.1
  6. Graphic
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549

FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)

[  X  ] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended October 29, 2016

OR

[      ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from  __________________________ to __________________________

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 000-20969


HIBBETT SPORTS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

DELAWARE
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
20-8159608
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

2700 Milan Court, Birmingham, Alabama  35211
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

205-942-4292
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

NONE
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 
Yes
X
 
No
   

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

 
Yes
X
 
No
   


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer
X
 
Accelerated filer
 
         
Non-accelerated filer
   
Smaller reporting company
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 
Yes
   
No
X
 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share, outstanding as of December 2, 2016, were 21,962,107 shares.



HIBBETT SPORTS, INC.
 
INDEX
 
Page
 
 
Item 1.
     
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016
2
 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015
3
 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015
4
 
 
5
 
Item 2.
10
 
Item 3.
17
 
Item 4.
17
 
 
Item 1.
17
 
Item 1A.
18
 
Item 2.
18
 
Item 6.
18
     
 
18
     
 
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PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. 
Financial Statements.

HIBBETT SPORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share information)

ASSETS
 
October 29, 2016
   
January 30, 2016
 
Current Assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
41,195
   
$
32,274
 
Inventories, net
   
292,461
     
283,099
 
Other current assets
   
16,557
     
14,995
 
Total current assets
   
350,213
     
330,368
 
                 
Property and equipment
   
241,881
     
231,456
 
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
   
135,280
     
130,067
 
Property and equipment, net
   
106,601
     
101,389
 
                 
Other assets, net
   
10,087
     
10,615
 
Total Assets
 
$
466,901
   
$
442,372
 
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' INVESTMENT
               
Current Liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
 
$
85,710
   
$
88,456
 
Accrued payroll expenses
   
10,487
     
7,702
 
Deferred rent
   
4,467
     
3,972
 
Short-term capital lease obligations
   
545
     
478
 
Other accrued expenses
   
5,923
     
4,582
 
Total current liabilities
   
107,132
     
105,190
 
                 
Deferred rent
   
20,716
     
19,119
 
Other liabilities, net
   
6,880
     
7,217
 
Total liabilities
   
134,728
     
131,526
 
                 
Stockholders' Investment:
               
Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued
   
-
     
-
 
Common stock, $.01 par value, 80,000,000 shares authorized, 38,724,989 and 38,628,385 shares issued at October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016, respectively
   
387
     
386
 
Paid-in capital
   
173,483
     
169,543
 
Retained earnings
   
685,603
     
636,583
 
Treasury stock, at cost; 16,743,282 and 15,831,926 shares repurchased at October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016, respectively
   
(527,300
)
   
(495,666
)
Total stockholders' investment
   
332,173
     
310,846
 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Investment
 
$
466,901
   
$
442,372
 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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HIBBETT SPORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share information)

   
Thirteen Weeks Ended
   
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
 
Net sales
 
$
237,006
   
$
228,301
   
$
726,031
   
$
697,385
 
Cost of goods sold, including wholesale, logistics and store occupancy costs
   
153,181
     
145,949
     
468,947
     
450,140
 
Gross profit
   
83,825
     
82,352
     
257,084
     
247,245
 
                                 
Store operating, selling and administrative expenses
   
55,853
     
48,255
     
165,415
     
150,206
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
4,799
     
4,238
     
14,036
     
12,656
 
Operating income
   
23,173
     
29,859
     
77,633
     
84,383
 
                                 
Interest expense, net
   
60
     
67
     
187
     
201
 
Income before provision for income taxes
   
23,113
     
29,792
     
77,446
     
84,182
 
                                 
Provision for income taxes
   
8,509
     
11,115
     
28,426
     
31,065
 
Net income
 
$
14,604
   
$
18,677
   
$
49,020
   
$
53,117
 
                                 
Earnings per share:
                               
Basic
 
$
0.66
   
$
0.79
   
$
2.19
   
$
2.18
 
Diluted
 
$
0.66
   
$
0.79
   
$
2.18
   
$
2.17
 
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
                               
Basic
   
21,989
     
23,607
     
22,350
     
24,333
 
Diluted
   
22,186
     
23,777
     
22,525
     
24,519
 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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HIBBETT SPORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)

   
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
 
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:
           
Net income
 
$
49,020
   
$
53,117
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
   
14,036
     
12,656
 
Stock-based compensation
   
3,771
     
4,489
 
Other non-cash adjustments to net income
   
96
     
(303
)
Increase in inventories, net
   
(9,362
)
   
(36,530
)
Increase in prepaid expenses
   
(1,095
)
   
(4,520
)
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable
   
(2,746
)
   
26,224
 
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities
   
6,108
     
4,071
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
   
59,828
     
59,204
 
                 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:
               
Capital expenditures
   
(19,554
)
   
(15,616
)
Other, net
   
82
     
345
 
Net cash used in investing activities
   
(19,472
)
   
(15,271
)
                 
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:
               
Cash used for stock repurchases
   
(30,691
)
   
(85,824
)
Payments on capital lease obligations
   
(344
)
   
(327
)
Proceeds from options exercised and purchase of shares under the employee stock purchase plan
   
458
     
530
 
Other, net
   
(858
)
   
(1,256
)
Net cash used in financing activities
   
(31,435
)
   
(86,877
)
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
   
8,921
     
(42,944
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
   
32,274
     
88,397
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
 
$
41,195
   
$
45,453
 
                 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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HIBBETT SPORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

1. Basis of Presentation and Accounting Policies

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Hibbett Sports, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (including the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of January 30, 2016, which has been derived from audited financial statements) have been prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) for interim financial information and are presented in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.  References to "we," "our," "us" and the "Company" refer to Hibbett Sports, Inc. and its subsidiaries as well as its predecessors.

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016 filed on March 28, 2016.  In our opinion, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included herein contain all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position as of October 29, 2016 and the results of our operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

There have been no material changes in our significant accounting policies as compared to the significant accounting policies described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016 filed on March 28, 2016.
 
2. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.  This ASU updates accounting guidance on revenue recognition.  In August 2015, the FASB provided a one-year deferral of the effective date for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017.  The FASB has also issued clarification guidance as it relates to principal versus agent considerations for revenue recognition purposes and clarification guidance on other various considerations related to the new revenue recognition guidance.  Additionally, during April 2016, the FASB issued further clarification guidance related to identifying performance obligations and licensing.  We will adopt this ASU in the first quarter of Fiscal 2019.  We continue to evaluate the impact of the new standard and available adoption methods on our consolidated financial statements.  The standard will result in the implementation of new processes and internal controls over revenue recognition in certain areas, but the overall impact is not expected to be material.

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11, Inventory – Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory, which requires all inventory, other than inventory measured at last-in, first out (LIFO) or the retail inventory method, to be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value.  This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016.  The amendments in this ASU should be applied prospectively with earlier application permitted as of the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period.  The adoption of ASU 2015-11 will not have any impact on our consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02 – Leases, which sets out the principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases applicable to both lessors and lessees.  The new guidance requires lessees to recognize assets and liabilities related to certain operating leases on the balance sheet and also requires additional disclosures by lessees. We will adopt this ASU in the first quarter of Fiscal 2020.  We expect to report higher assets and liabilities as a result of including additional leases on the consolidated balance sheet because we are party to a significant number of lease contracts.  We are currently evaluating the impact this change in accounting will have on our consolidated financial statements.

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In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09 – Compensation – Stock Compensation: Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.  The new guidance eliminates the concept of additional paid-in-capital pools for stock-based awards and requires that the related excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies be classified as an operating activity in the statement of cash flows.  The new guidance also allows entities to make a one-time policy election to account for forfeitures when they occur, instead of accruing compensation cost based on the number of awards expected to vest.  Additionally, the new guidance changes the requirement for an award to qualify for equity classification by permitting tax withholding up to the maximum statutory tax rate instead of the minimum statutory tax rate.  We will adopt this ASU in the first quarter of Fiscal 2017 and expect to elect to account for forfeitures of stock-based awards when they occur.  We believe the change will increase the volatility of income tax expense in our consolidated financial statements.  We continue to evaluate the impact that the adoption of this standard will have on our consolidated financial statements and disclosures.

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15 – Statement of Cash Flows – Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments.  This new guidance clarifies the classification within the statement of cash flows for certain transactions, including debt extinguishment costs, zero-coupon debt, contingent consideration related to business combinations, insurance proceeds, equity method distributions and beneficial interest in securitizations.  The guidance also clarifies that cash flows with aspects of multiple classes of cash flows or that cannot be separated by source or use should be classified based on the activity that is likely to be the predominant source or use of cash flows for the item.  This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods within those fiscal years.  The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

We continuously monitor and review all current accounting pronouncements and standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) of U.S. GAAP for applicability to our operations.  As of October 29, 2016, there were no other new pronouncements, interpretations or staff positions that had or were expected to have a significant impact on our operations since our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016 filed on March 28, 2016.
 
3. Fair Value of Financial Instruments

Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Subtopic 820, Fair Value Measurement, establishes a three-level fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value.  The three levels of inputs used to measure fair value are as follows:

Level I – Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level II – Observable inputs other than quoted prices included in Level I.
Level III – Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

The table below segregates all financial assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis (at least annually) into the most appropriate level within the fair value hierarchy based on the inputs used to determine the fair value as of October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016 (in thousands):

   
October 29, 2016
   
January 30, 2016
 
   
Level I
   
Level II
   
Level III
   
Level I
   
Level II
   
Level III
 
Short-term investments
 
$
79
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
79
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
Long-term investments
   
2,634
     
-
     
-
     
2,562
     
-
     
-
 
Total investments
 
$
2,713
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
2,641
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
 
   Short-term investments are reported in other current assets on our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.  Long-term investments are reported in other assets on our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.

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4. Debt

At October 29, 2016, we had two unsecured credit facilities, which are renewable annually in August and November.  The August facility allows for borrowings up to $30.0 million with an interest rate at one month LIBOR plus 2.0%.  The November facility allows for borrowings up to $50.0 million at a rate of prime plus 2%.  Under the provisions of both facilities, we do not pay commitment fees and are not subject to covenant requirements.  We did not incur any borrowings under our facilities during the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016.  There were six days during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016, where we incurred borrowings against our credit facilities for an average and maximum borrowing of $9.3 million and $11.8 million, respectively, and an average interest rate of 2.43%.  We had no debt outstanding under either of these facilities as of October 29, 2016.  At October 29, 2016, a total of $80.0 million was available to us from these facilities.

At January 30, 2016, we had the same two unsecured facilities and corresponding terms as listed above, with the exception of the August facility whose interest rate was equal to the higher of prime rate, the federal funds rate plus 0.5% or LIBOR.  There were 36 days during the fifty-two weeks ended January 30, 2016, where we incurred borrowings against our credit facilities for an average and maximum borrowing of $12.9 million and $28.4 million, respectively, and an average interest rate of 2.22%.

Subsequent to October 29, 2016, we renewed our existing November facility of $50.0 million with an interest rate of prime plus 2%.  The renewal was effective November 18, 2016 and will expire on November 18, 2017.  The facility is unsecured and does not require a commitment or agency fee nor are there any covenant restrictions.

5. Stock-Based Compensation

The compensation costs that have been charged against income for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015 were as follows (in thousands):

   
Thirteen Weeks Ended
   
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
 
Stock-based compensation expense by type:
                       
Stock options
 
$
-
   
$
16
   
$
384
   
$
375
 
Restricted stock unit awards, including performance-based
   
629
     
815
     
3,237
     
3,980
 
Employee stock purchases
   
22
     
23
     
80
     
81
 
Director deferred compensation
   
24
     
18
     
70
     
53
 
Total stock-based compensation expense
   
675
     
872
     
3,771
     
4,489
 
Income tax benefit recognized
   
240
     
316
     
1,363
     
1,645
 
Stock-based compensation expense, net of income tax
 
$
435
   
$
556
   
$
2,408
   
$
2,844
 
 
In the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, we granted the following equity awards:

   
Thirteen Weeks Ended
   
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
 
Stock options
   
-
     
1,515
     
36,359
     
21,743
 
Restricted stock unit awards
   
-
     
-
     
100,775
     
69,529
 
Performance-based restricted stock unit awards
   
-
     
-
     
45,300
     
29,300
 
Deferred stock units
   
588
     
500
     
14,744
     
12,128
 

At October 29, 2016, the total compensation costs, related to nonvested restricted stock unit awards not yet recognized was $8.7 million and the weighted-average period over which such awards are expected to be recognized was 2.4 years.  There are no future compensation costs related to nonvested stock options to be recognized at October 29, 2016.

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Under the 2012 Non-Employee Director Equity Plan (2012 Plan), no shares of our common stock were awarded during the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015.  A total of 2,851 and 1,981 shares of our common stock were awarded during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively, as part of the annual equity award to directors in the first quarter.

There were no stock options granted during the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016.  The weighted-average grant date fair value of stock options granted during the thirteen weeks ended October 31, 2015 was $10.52 per shares.  The weighted-average grant date fair value of stock options granted during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015 was $10.56 and $17.23 per share, respectively.

Our employee purchases of common stock, the average price per share and the weighted-average grant date fair value of shares purchased through our employee stock purchase plan were as follows:

   
Thirteen Weeks Ended
   
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
 
Shares purchased
   
3,236
     
3,114
     
11,874
     
8,605
 
Average price per share
 
$
29.29
   
$
29.76
   
$
27.66
   
$
36.66
 
Weighted average fair value at grant date
 
$
7.25
   
$
10.01
   
$
6.94
   
$
10.35
 
 
6. Earnings Per Share

The computation of basic earnings per share (EPS) is based on the number of weighted average common shares outstanding during the period.  The computation of diluted EPS is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding plus the incremental shares that would be outstanding assuming exercise of dilutive stock options and issuance of restricted stock.  The number of incremental shares is calculated by applying the treasury stock method.  The following table sets forth the weighted average common shares outstanding (in thousands):

   
Thirteen Weeks Ended
   
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
 
Weighted-average shares used in basic computations
   
21,989
     
23,607
     
22,350
     
24,333
 
Dilutive equity awards
   
197
     
170
     
175
     
186
 
Weighted-average shares used in diluted computations
   
22,186
     
23,777
     
22,525
     
24,519
 

For the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, we excluded 104,091 options from the computation of diluted weighted-average common shares and common share equivalents outstanding because of their anti-dilutive effect.

We excluded 69,650 nonvested stock awards granted to certain employees from the computation of diluted weighted-average common shares and common share equivalents outstanding because they are subject to certain performance-based annual vesting conditions which had not been achieved by October 29, 2016.  Assuming the performance-criteria had been achieved as of October 29, 2016, the incremental dilutive impact would have been 36,269 shares.
 
7. Stock Repurchase Activity

In November 2015, the Board of Directors (Board) authorized a Stock Repurchase Program (Program) of $300.0 million to repurchase our common stock through February 2, 2019.  The Program replaced an existing program and authorizes repurchases of our common stock in open market or negotiated transactions, with the amount and timing of repurchases dependent on market conditions and at the discretion of our management.  In addition to the Program, we also acquire shares of our common stock from holders of restricted stock unit awards to satisfy tax withholding requirements due at vesting.  Shares acquired from holders of restricted stock unit awards to satisfy tax withholding requirements do not reduce the Program authorization.

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During the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016, we repurchased 53,519 shares of our common stock at a cost of $1.9 million, including 111 shares acquired from holders of restricted stock unit awards to satisfy tax withholding requirements of $4,600.  During the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016, we repurchased 911,356 shares of our common stock at a cost of $31.6 million, including 25,993 shares acquired from holders of restricted stock unit awards to satisfy tax withholding requirements of $0.9 million.

During the thirteen weeks ended October 31, 2015, we repurchased 1,341,170 shares of our common stock at a cost of $50.5 million.  During the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015, we repurchased 2,137,389 shares of our common stock at a cost of $87.9 million, including 42,877 shares acquired from holders of restricted stock unit awards to satisfy tax withholding requirements of $2.1 million.

As of October 29, 2016, we had approximately $269.3 million remaining under the Program for stock repurchases.
 
8. Commitments and Contingencies

Lease Commitments.

We have entered into capital leases for certain property.  At October 29, 2016, the total capital lease obligations were $3.3 million, of which $0.6 million was included in short-term capital lease obligations and $2.7 million was included in other liabilities, net, on our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.  At January 30, 2016, the total capital lease obligations were $3.6 million, of which $0.5 million was included in short-term capital lease obligations and $3.1 million was included in other liabilities, net, on our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.

During the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016, we opened 13 stores and closed five stores increasing our lease commitments by a net of eight retail stores.  The stores we opened have initial lease termination dates between September 2021 and March 2027.

Annual Bonuses and Equity Incentive Awards.

Specified officers and corporate employees of our Company are eligible to receive annual bonuses, based on measures of Company operating performance.  At October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016, there was $2.9 million and $3.2 million, respectively, of annual bonus related expenses included in accrued payroll expenses on our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.

In addition, the Compensation Committee of the Board has placed performance criteria on awards of restricted stock units (PSUs) to our "named executive officers" as determined in accordance with Item 402(a) of Regulation S-K.  The performance criteria are tied to performance targets with respect to future return on invested capital and earnings before interest and taxes over a specified period of time.  These PSUs are expensed under the provisions of ASC Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation, and are evaluated each quarter to determine the probability that the performance conditions set within will be met.

Legal Proceedings and Other Contingencies.

No material amounts were accrued at October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016 pertaining to legal proceedings or other contingencies.
 
9. Income Taxes

Our effective tax rate is based on expected annual income, statutory tax rates and tax planning opportunities available in the various jurisdictions in which we operate.  For interim financial reporting, we estimate the annual effective tax rate based on expected taxable income for the full year and record a quarterly income tax provision in accordance with the anticipated annual effective rate and adjust for discrete items.  We update the estimates of the taxable income throughout the year as new information becomes available, including year-to-date financial results.  This process often results in a change to our expected effective tax rate for the year.  When this occurs, we adjust the income tax provision during the quarter in which the change in estimate occurs so that the year-to-date provision reflects the expected annual effective tax rate.  Significant judgment is required in determining our effective tax rate and in evaluating our tax positions.

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We apply the provisions of ASC Subtopic 740-10 in accounting for uncertainty in income taxes.  In accordance with ASC Subtopic 740-10, we recognize a tax benefit associated with an uncertain tax position when, in our judgment, it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained upon examination by a taxing authority.  For a tax position that meets the more-likely-than-not recognition threshold, we initially and subsequently measure the tax benefit as the largest amount that we judge to have a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with a taxing authority.  Our liability associated with unrecognized tax benefits is adjusted periodically due to changing circumstances, such as the progress of tax audits, case law developments and new or emerging legislation.  Such adjustments are recognized entirely in the period in which they are identified.  Our effective tax rate includes the net impact of changes in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits and subsequent adjustments as considered appropriate by management.

At October 29, 2016, we had a liability of $1.4 million associated with unrecognized tax benefits.  We file income tax returns in the U.S. federal and various state jurisdictions.  Generally, we are not subject to changes in income taxes by the U.S. federal taxing jurisdiction for years prior to Fiscal 2014 or by most state taxing jurisdictions for years prior to Fiscal 2013.

ITEM 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Important Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements address future events, developments and results. They include statements preceded by, followed by or including words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan" or "estimate."  For example, our forward-looking statements would include:

·
our expectations concerning store growth, locations, types and size;
·
our expectations concerning cash needs and capital expenditures, including our intentions and ability to fund our new stores and other future capital expenditures and working capital requirements;
·
our ability and plans to renew our revolving credit facilities;
·
our estimates and assumptions as they relate to preferable tax and financial accounting methods, accruals, inventory valuations, long-lived assets, store closures, carrying amount and liquidity of financial instruments, fair value of options and other stock-based compensation, economic and useful lives of depreciable assets and leases, income tax liabilities, deferred taxes and uncertain tax positions;
·
our assessment of the materiality and impact on our business of recent accounting pronouncements adopted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board;
·
our assumptions as they relate to pending legal actions and other contingencies; and
·
seasonality and the effect of inflation.

You should assume that the information appearing in this report is accurate only as of the date it was issued.  Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since that date.  For a discussion of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could affect our future events, developments or results, you should carefully consider the risk factors described from time to time in our other documents and reports, including the factors described under "Risk Factors," "Business" and "Properties" in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2016.  You should also read such information in conjunction with our unaudited condensed financial statements and related notes and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in this report.

Our forward-looking statements could be wrong in light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  The future events, developments or results described in this report could turn out to be materially different.  We have no obligation to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements after the date of this Quarterly Report and you should not expect us to do so.  Investors should also be aware that while we do, from time to time, communicate with securities analysts and others, we do not, by policy, selectively disclose to them any material non-public information with any statement or report issued by any analyst regardless of the content of the statement or report.  We do not, by policy, confirm forecasts or projections issued by others.  Thus, to the extent that reports issued by securities analysts contain any projections, forecasts or opinions, such reports are not our responsibility.

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Investor Access to Company Filings

We make available free of charge on our website, www.hibbett.com under the heading "Investor Relations," copies of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Securities Exchange Act) as well as all Forms 3, 4 and 5 filed by our executive officers and directors, as soon as the filings are made publicly available by the Securities and Exchange Commission on its EDGAR database at www.sec.gov.  In addition to accessing copies of our reports online, you may request a copy of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016, at no charge, by writing to:  Investor Relations, Hibbett Sports, Inc., 2700 Milan Court, Birmingham, Alabama  35211.

General Overview

Hibbett Sports, Inc. is an athletic specialty retailer operating in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States.  Hibbett Sports stores provide an extensive selection of premium branded footwear, apparel and team sports equipment, emphasizing convenient locations and a high level of customer service.  As of October 29, 2016, we operated a total of 1,067 retail stores in 34 states composed of 1,048 Hibbett Sports stores and 19 Sports Additions athletic shoe stores.  We became a public company in October 1996.

The Hibbett Sports store is our primary retail format and growth vehicle.  New Hibbett Sports stores are approximately 5,000 square foot stores and located primarily in strip centers which are frequently influenced by a Wal-Mart store.  Approximately 82% of our Hibbett Sports store base is located in strip centers, which include free-standing stores, while approximately 18% of our Hibbett Sports store base is located in enclosed malls.  We expect to continue our store base growth in strip centers versus enclosed malls.

Our merchandising strategy is to provide a broad assortment of quality brand name footwear, apparel, accessories and athletic equipment at competitive prices in a full service environment.  We believe that the breadth and depth of our brand name merchandise consistently exceeds the product selection carried by most of our competitors, particularly in our smaller markets.  Many of these brand name products are highly technical and require expert sales assistance.  We continuously educate our sales staff on new products and trends through coordinated efforts with our vendors.

Comparable store sales data for the periods presented reflects sales for our traditional format Hibbett Sports and Sports Additions stores open throughout the period and the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year.  We included 981 stores and 951 stores in comparable store sales for the thirteen weeks and thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016, respectively.  If a store remodel, relocation or expansion results in the store being closed for a significant period of time, its sales are removed from the comparable store sales base until it has been open a full 12 months.

Executive Summary

Net sales for the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016, increased 3.8% to $237.0 million compared with $228.3 million for the thirteen weeks ended October 31, 2015.  Comparable store sales increased 0.7%, with strong performance in footwear and cleats offset by softer sales in apparel, principally in our colder weather categories.  Gross profit was 35.4% of net sales for the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016, compared with 36.1% for the thirteen weeks ended October 31, 2015.  The decrease in gross profit was due to markdowns taken to reduce inventory and a mix shift to footwear as a result of softness in seasonal apparel sales.  Additionally, logistics and store occupancy expenses increased as a percentage of net sales due to de-leverage associated with lower comparable store sales.

Net sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016, increased 4.1% to $726.0 million compared with $697.4 million for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015.  Comparable store sales increased 1.0%, due to strong performance in footwear and cleats.  Gross profit was 35.4% of net sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016, compared with 35.5% for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015.  The decrease in gross profit was mainly due markdowns taken to reduce inventory.

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During the third quarter of Fiscal 2017, we opened 13 new stores, expanded two high performing stores and closed five underperforming stores, bringing the store base to 1,067 in 34 states as of October 29, 2016.  Additionally, we opened our first store in California during the quarter.  We ended the third quarter of Fiscal 2017 with $41.2 million of available cash and cash equivalents on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet and full availability under our credit facilities.  We also acquired 53,519 shares of our common stock for a total expenditure of $1.9 million during the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016.

Significant Accounting Estimates

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in conformity with U.S. GAAP.  The preparation of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements requires the use of estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the periods presented.  Actual results could differ from those estimates and assumptions.  Our significant accounting policies and estimates are described more fully in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016, as filed on March 28, 2016.  There have been no changes in our accounting policies in the current period that had a material impact on our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 2 to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included in this Form 10-Q for the period ended October 29, 2016, for information regarding recent accounting pronouncements.

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Results of Operations

Summarized Unaudited Information
   
Thirteen Weeks Ended
   
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
 
Statements of Operations
                       
Net sales increase
   
3.8
%
   
4.6
%
   
4.1
%
   
3.5
%
Comparable store sales increase (decrease)
   
0.7
%
   
0.6
%
   
1.0
%
   
-0.5
%
Gross profit (as a % to net sales)
   
35.4
%
   
36.1
%
   
35.4
%
   
35.5
%
Store operating, selling and administrative expenses (as a % to net sales)
   
23.6
%
   
21.1
%
   
22.8
%
   
21.5
%
Depreciation and amortization (as a % to net sales)
   
2.0
%
   
1.9
%
   
1.9
%
   
1.8
%
Provision for income taxes (as a % to net sales)
   
3.6
%
   
4.9
%
   
3.9
%
   
4.5
%
Net income (as a % to net sales)
   
6.2
%
   
8.2
%
   
6.8
%
   
7.6
%
 
                               
Earnings per diluted share
 
$
0.66
   
$
0.79
   
$
2.18
   
$
2.17
 
Weighted-average dilutive shares (in thousands)
   
22,186
     
23,777
     
22,525
     
24,519
 
                                 
Balance Sheets
                               
Ending cash and cash equivalents (in thousands)
 
$
41,195
   
$
45,453
                 
Average inventory per store
 
$
274,097
   
$
268,611
                 
                                 
Store Information
                               
 Beginning of period
   
1,059
     
1,014
     
1,044
     
988
 
 New stores opened
   
13
     
20
     
44
     
51
 
 Stores closed
   
(5
)
   
(3
)
   
(21
)
   
(8
)
 End of period
   
1,067
     
1,031
     
1,067
     
1,031
 
                                 
Stores expanded
   
2
     
1
     
4
     
8
 
Estimated square footage at end of period (in thousands)
   
6,090
     
5,893
                 
 
                               
Share Repurchase Activity
                               
Shares purchased
   
53,519
     
1,341,170
     
911,356
     
2,137,389
 
Cost (in thousands)
 
$
1,941
   
$
50,542
   
$
31,634
   
$
87,944
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended October 29, 2016 Compared to Thirteen Weeks Ended October 31, 2015

Net sales.  Net sales increased $8.7 million, or 3.8%, to $237.0 million for the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016 from $228.3 million for the comparable period in the prior year.  Furthermore:

·
We opened 13 Hibbett Sports stores, expanded two high performing stores and closed five underperforming stores.
·
New stores drove the increase in net sales, while comparable stores increased 0.7% with strong sales in footwear and cleats.
·
Activewear was negative for the quarter, reflecting softness in colder weather apparel and challenges in performance related merchandise.  Men's activewear had strong results driven by lifestyle offerings, while women's activewear continues to be our most challenging category.
·
Footwear was driven by strong sales in basketball and lifestyle, while performance running continues to have weaker results.
·
Cleats achieved positive results driven by softball and soccer.
·
Equipment had weaker results due to slower sales in fitness, volleyball, baseball and football, partially offset by positive results in softball.
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·
Licensed product sales were negative year over year in all categories except for branded headwear.

Gross profit.  Cost of goods sold includes the cost of inventory, wholesale and logistics expenses and store occupancy costs.  Gross profit was $83.8 million, or 35.4% of net sales, in the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016, compared with $82.4 million, or 36.1% of net sales, in the same period of the prior fiscal year.  Furthermore:

·
Merchandise margin rate decreased 55 basis points as a percentage of net sales due to markdowns taken to reduce aged and excess inventory, and due to a mix shift to footwear as a result of softer seasonal apparel sales.
·
Wholesale and logistics expenses increased 5 basis points as a percentage of net sales primarily due to de-leverage associated with lower comparable store sales.
·
Store occupancy expense increased 11 basis points as a percentage of net sales primarily due to de-leverage associated with comparable store sales.

Store operating, selling and administrative expenses.  Store operating, selling and administrative expenses were $55.9 million, or 23.6% of net sales, for the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016, compared to $48.3 million, or 21.1% of net sales, for the comparable period a year ago.  Furthermore:

·
Store labor cost, including benefits, increased 54 basis points as a percentage of net sales due to comparable store sales being less than the required percentage to leverage this expense.  Administrative salaries, including benefits, increased 53 basis points as a percentage of net sales primarily due to an increase in headcount related to our Omni-channel initiative.  Employee benefit costs increased primarily due to increased health care costs.
·
The anniversary of a favorable legal settlement of $1.9 million in the prior year resulted in an increase of 82 basis points as a percentage of net sales for the period.
·
Professional fees increased 34 basis points as a percentage of net sales related primarily to our Omni-channel initiative.  Credit card fees increased 22 basis points as a percentage of net sales due to increased fraudulent customer transactions.  Repair and maintenance costs increased 16 basis points as a percentage of net sales primarily due to storm damage and other repairs for our stores.

Depreciation and amortization.  Depreciation and amortization increased 16 basis points as a percentage of net sales for the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016.  This increase was mainly due to new stores and the capitalization of IT initiatives.

Provision for income taxes.  The combined federal, state and local effective income tax rate as a percentage of pre-tax income was 36.8% and 37.3% for the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively.  The decrease in rate resulted primarily from utilization of available tax credits.

Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 29, 2016 Compared to Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 31, 2015

Net sales.  Net sales increased $28.6 million, or 4.1%, to $726.0 million for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 from $697.4 million for the comparable period in the prior year.  Furthermore:

·
We opened 44 Hibbett Sports stores, expanded four high performing stores and closed 21 underperforming stores.
·
New stores drove the increase in net sales, while comparable stores increased 1.0% due to positive results in footwear and cleats.
·
Footwear was driven by strong sales in lifestyle and basketball, while performance running had weaker results.
·
Cleats achieved positive results driven by strong performance in softball, football, soccer, and track, partially offset by weaker sales in baseball.
·
Equipment had weaker results due to slower sales in baseball, football, volleyball and fitness, partially offset by positive results in softball.
·
Licensed product sales were negative year over year due to weaker results in College and MLB merchandise, partially offset by strong performance in NBA, NFL, and branded headwear.

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Gross profit.  Cost of goods sold includes the cost of inventory, wholesale and logistics expenses and store occupancy costs.  Gross profit was $257.1 million, or 35.4% of net sales, in the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016, compared with $247.2 million, or 35.5% of net sales, in the same period of the prior fiscal year.  Furthermore:

·
Merchandise margin decreased 3 basis points as a percentage of net sales due to a mix shift to footwear and markdowns taken to reduce inventory.
·
Wholesale and logistics expenses decreased 6 basis points as a percentage of net sales primarily due to decreased fuel costs, offset somewhat by an increase in data processing costs.
·
Store occupancy expense increased 7 basis points as a percentage of net sales primarily associated with limited comparable store sales growth.

Store operating, selling and administrative expenses.  Store operating, selling and administrative expenses were $165.4 million, or 22.8% of net sales, for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016, compared to $150.2 million, or 21.5% of net sales, for the comparable period a year ago.  Furthermore:

·
Store labor and benefit costs increased 29 basis points as a percentage of net sales due to comparable store sales being less than the required percentage to leverage this expense.  Administrative salaries and benefit costs increased 39 basis points as a percentage of net sales due to decreased leverage associated with lower comparable store sales and an increase in headcount related to our Omni-channel initiative.
·
The anniversary of a favorable legal settlement of $1.9 million in the prior year resulted in an increase of 27 basis points as a percentage of net sales for the period.
·
Credit card fees increased 18 basis points as a percentage of net sales due to increased fraudulent customer transactions.
·
Stock-based compensation decreased 13 basis points as a percentage of net sales due to higher forfeitures and a change in the expected achievement of certain performance-based awards.

Depreciation and amortization.  Depreciation and amortization increased 12 basis points as a percentage of net sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016.  This increase was mainly due to new stores and the capitalization of IT initiatives.

Provision for income taxes.  The combined federal, state and local effective income tax rate as a percentage of pre-tax income was 36.7% for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 compared to 36.9% for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015.  The decrease in rate resulted primarily from utilization of available tax credits.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our cash outlays relate primarily to new store openings, stock repurchases, IT systems and working capital requirements.  Historically, we have funded our cash requirements primarily through our cash flow from operations and occasionally from borrowings under our revolving credit facilities.  Due to the low interest rates currently available, we are using excess cash on deposit to offset bank fees versus investing such funds in interest-bearing deposits.

Our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows are summarized as follows (in thousands):
 
   
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 
   
October 29, 2016
   
October 31, 2015
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
$
59,828
   
$
59,204
 
Net cash used in investing activities
   
(19,472
)
   
(15,271
)
Net cash used in financing activities
   
(31,435
)
   
(86,877
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
 
$
8,921
   
$
(42,944
)
 
Operating Activities.

We use cash flow from operations to increase inventory in advance of peak selling seasons, such as spring sports, back-to-school and winter holidays.  Inventory levels are reduced following peak selling seasons and this inventory reduction, combined with proportionately higher net income, typically produces a positive cash flow.

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Net cash provided by operating activities was $59.8 million for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 compared with net cash provided by operating activities of $59.2 million for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015.  The primary provider of cash was net income ($49.0 million).  The largest use of cash was an increase in net inventories ($9.4 million).  Accounts payable and net inventories fluctuate between quarters due to the seasonality of purchases.

Investing Activities.

Net cash used in investing activities in the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 totaled $19.5 million compared with net cash used in investing activities of $15.3 million in the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015.  Capital expenditures used $19.6 million of cash in the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 versus $15.6 million of cash in the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015.  Capital expenditures were used mainly to open new stores, remodel, expand or relocate existing stores and information system infrastructure and upgrades.  We opened 44 new stores and relocated, expanded or remodeled 6 existing stores during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2016 as compared to opening 51 new stores and remodeling, relocating or expanding 10 existing stores during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2015.

We estimate the cash outlay for capital expenditures in the fiscal year ending January 28, 2017 will be approximately $25 million to $30 million, which relates to expenditures for information system infrastructure and upgrades (including our Omni-channel initiative), the opening of new stores; the remodeling, relocation or expansion of selected existing stores and other departmental needs.  Of the total budgeted dollars for capital expenditures for Fiscal 2017, we anticipate that approximately $7 million to $9 million will be related to our Omni-channel initiative.

Financing Activities.

Net cash used in financing activities was $31.4 million in the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 compared to net cash used in financing activities of $86.9 million in the prior year period.  The decrease was primarily due to lower stock repurchases in the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016.  During the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016, we repurchased $31.6 million of our common stock, including $0.9 million from restricted stock settlements to satisfy tax withholding requirements.  See Note 7, "Stock Repurchase Activity".

At October 29, 2016, we had two unsecured revolving credit facilities that allow borrowings up to $30.0 million and $50.0 million, and which renew annually in August and November, respectively.  The facilities do not require a commitment or agency fee nor are there any covenant restrictions.  We had no debt outstanding under either of these facilities as of October 29, 2016.  Subsequent to October 29, 2016, we renewed our existing November facility of $50.0 million which was effective November 18, 2016 and will expire on November 18, 2017.  The facility is unsecured and does not require a commitment or agency fee nor are there any covenant restrictions.

Based on our current operating plans, store plans, plans for the repurchase of our common stock and budgeted capital expenditures, we believe that we can fund our cash needs for the foreseeable future through cash generated from operations and, if necessary, through periodic future borrowings against our credit facilities.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements.

We have not provided any financial guarantees as of October 29, 2016.  All merchandise purchase obligations are cancelable.  We have not created, and are not party to, any special-purpose or off-balance sheet entities for the purpose of raising capital, incurring debt or operating our business.  We do not have any arrangements or relationships with entities that are not included in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Quarterly and Seasonal Fluctuations

We experience seasonal fluctuations in our net sales and results of operations.  We typically experience higher net sales in early spring due to spring sports and annual tax refunds, late summer due to back-to-school shopping and winter due to holiday shopping.  In addition, our quarterly results of operations may fluctuate significantly as a result of a variety of factors, including the timing of new store openings, the amount and timing of net sales contributed by new stores, weather fluctuations, merchandise mix, demand for merchandise driven by local interest in sporting events, and  timing of sales tax holidays and annual tax refunds.

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Although our operations are influenced by general economic conditions, we do not believe that, historically, inflation has had a material impact on our results of operations as we are generally able to pass along inflationary increases in costs to our customers.
 
ITEM 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

Investment and Credit Availability Risk

We manage cash and cash equivalents in various institutions at levels beyond federally insured limits per institution, and we purchase investments not guaranteed by the FDIC.  Accordingly, there is a risk that we will not recover the full principal of our investments or that their liquidity may be diminished.  In an attempt to mitigate this risk, our investment policy emphasizes preservation of principal and liquidity.

We also have financial institutions that are committed to provide loans under our revolving credit facilities.  There is a risk that these institutions cannot deliver against these obligations.  For a further discussion of this risk and risks related to our deposits, see "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016.

Interest Rate Risk

Our exposure to market risks results primarily from fluctuations in interest rates.  There have been no material changes to our exposure to market risks from those disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2016.

ITEM 4.
Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.

Our management, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act) as of October 29, 2016.  Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were designed and functioning effectively to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed in our Securities Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.

We have not identified any changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period ended October 29, 2016, that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.
Legal Proceedings.

We are a party to various legal proceedings incidental to our business.  Where we are able to reasonably estimate an amount of probable loss in these matters based on known facts, we have accrued that amount as a current liability on our balance sheet.  We are not able to reasonably estimate the possible loss or range of loss in excess of the amount accrued for these proceedings based on the information currently available to us, including, among others, (i) uncertainties as to the outcome of pending proceedings (including motions and appeals) and (ii) uncertainties as to the likelihood of settlement and the outcome of any negotiations with respect thereto.  We do not believe that any of these matters will, individually or in the aggregate, have a material effect on our business or financial condition.  We cannot give assurance, however, that one or more of these proceedings will not have a material effect on our results of operations for the period in which they are resolved.  No material amounts were accrued at October 29, 2016 or January 30, 2016.
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ITEM 1A. Risk Factors.

We operate in an environment that involves a number of risks and uncertainties which are described in our Form 10-K for the year ended January 30, 2016.  If any of the risks described in our Fiscal 2016 Form 10-K were to actually occur, our business, operating results and financial results could be adversely affected.  There were no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016.
 
ITEM 2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

The following table presents our stock repurchase activity for the thirteen weeks ended October 29, 2016 (1):
 
Period
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased
   
Average Price per Share
   
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Programs
   
Approximate Dollar Value of Shares that may yet be Purchased Under the Programs (in thousands)
 
July 31, 2016 to August 27, 2016
   
32,500
   
$
34.74
     
32,500
   
$
270,117
 
August 28, 2016 to October 1, 2016
   
18,908
   
$
38.59
     
18,908
   
$
269,387
 
October 2, 2016 to October 29, 2016
   
2,111
   
$
39.12
     
2,000
   
$
269,309
 
   Total
   
53,519
   
$
36.28
     
53,408
   
$
269,309
 
 
(1)
In November 2015, the Board authorized a Stock Repurchase Program (Program) of $300.0 million to repurchase our common stock through February 2, 2019 that replaced an existing authorization.  See Note 7, "Stock Repurchase Activity".
 
ITEM 6.
Exhibits.

The exhibits listed on the Exhibit Index immediately preceding such exhibits, which is incorporated herein by reference, are filed or furnished as part of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

SIGNATURE

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 
HIBBETT SPORTS, INC.
     
Date:  December 7, 2016
By:
/s/ Scott J. Bowman
   
Scott J. Bowman
   
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
   
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
   
Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws
     3.1
 
Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant; incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant's Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 31, 2012.
     3.2
 
Bylaws of the Registrant, as amended; incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Registrant's Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 31, 2012.
     
   
Form of Stock Certificate
     4.1
 
Form of Stock Certificate; attached as Exhibit 99.1 to the Registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 26, 2007.
     
   
Material Agreements
    10.1
 
Amendment No. 9 to Loan Documents; incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 18, 2016.
    10.2
*
     
   
Certifications
    31.1
*
    31.2
*
    32.1
*
     
   
Interactive Data Files
   
The following financial information from the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 29, 2016, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) and submitted electronically herewith: (i) the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016; (ii) the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015; (iii) the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015; and (iv) the Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
101.INS
*
XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH
*
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL
*
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF
*
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB
*
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE
*
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
     
 
 * 
Filed Within
     



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