TJX Companies 10-Q 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
For the quarterly period ended April 28, 2012
For the transition period from to Commission file number 1-4908
The TJX Companies, Inc.
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The number of shares of registrants common stock outstanding as of April 28, 2012: 740,952,103
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
STATEMENTS OF INCOME
AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
STATEMENTS OF OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE DATA
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Note A. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation: The consolidated interim financial statements are unaudited and, in the opinion of management, reflect all normal recurring adjustments, the use of retail statistics, and accruals and deferrals among periods required to match costs properly with the related revenue or activity, considered necessary by The TJX Companies, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, TJX) for a fair presentation of its financial statements for the periods reported, all in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) consistently applied. The consolidated interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements, including the related notes, contained in TJXs Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 (fiscal 2012).
These interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for the full fiscal year, because TJXs business, in common with the businesses of retailers generally, is subject to seasonal influences, with higher levels of sales and income generally realized in the second half of the year.
The January 28, 2012 condensed balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP.
Fiscal Year: TJXs fiscal year ends on the Saturday nearest to the last day of January of each year. The current fiscal year ends February 2, 2013 (fiscal 2013) and is a 53-week fiscal year. Fiscal 2012 was a 52-week fiscal year.
Share-Based Compensation: Total share-based compensation expense was $14.3 million for the quarter ended April 28, 2012 and $15.5 million for the quarter ended April 30, 2011. These amounts include stock option expense as well as restricted and deferred stock amortization. There were options to purchase 1.9 million shares of common stock exercised during the quarter ended April 28, 2012, leaving options to purchase 38.6 million shares of common stock outstanding as of April 28, 2012.
Cash and Cash Equivalents: TJX generally considers highly liquid investments with a maturity of 90 days or less at the date of purchase to be cash equivalents. Investments with maturities greater than 90 days but less than one year at the date of purchase are included in short-term investments. TJXs investments are primarily high-grade commercial paper, institutional money market funds and time deposits with major banks.
Merchandise Inventories: Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market. TJX uses the retail method for valuing inventories which results in a weighted average cost. TJX utilizes a permanent markdown strategy and lowers the cost value of the inventory that is subject to markdown at the time the retail prices are lowered in the stores. TJX accrues for inventory obligations at the time inventory is shipped. As a result, merchandise inventories on TJXs balance sheet include an accrual for in-transit inventory of $401.1 million at April 28, 2012, $395.9 million at January 28, 2012 and $423.9 million at April 30, 2011. Comparable amounts were reflected in accounts payable at those dates.
New Accounting Standards: There were no new accounting standards issued during the first quarter ended April 28, 2012 that are expected to have a material impact on TJXs financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Note B. Dispositions and Reserves related to Former Operations
Consolidation of A.J. Wright: On December 8, 2010, the Board of Directors approved the consolidation of the A.J. Wright division whereby TJX would convert 90 A.J. Wright stores into T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods stores and close A.J. Wrights remaining 72 stores, two distribution centers and home office. The liquidation process commenced in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 and was completed during the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
The A.J. Wright consolidation was not classified as a discontinued operation due to TJXs expectation that a significant portion of the sales of the A.J. Wright stores would migrate to other TJX stores. Thus the costs incurred in fiscal 2012 relating to the A.J. Wright consolidation were reflected in continuing operations as part of the A.J. Wright segment. The first quarter of fiscal 2012 included a $49 million A.J. Wright segment loss which includes operating losses and the cost to close the remaining stores.
Reserves Related to Former Operations: TJX has a reserve for its estimate of future obligations of business operations it has closed, sold or otherwise disposed of. The reserve activity is presented below:
In the first quarter of fiscal 2012, TJX increased the reserve by $33 million for the estimated cost of closing the A.J. Wright stores that remained open in fiscal 2012 and were not converted to other banners.
The lease-related obligations included in the reserve reflect TJXs estimation of lease costs, net of estimated subtenant income, and the cost of probable claims against TJX for liability, as an original lessee or guarantor of the leases of A.J. Wright and other former TJX businesses, after mitigation of the number and cost of these lease obligations. The actual net cost of these lease-related obligations may differ from TJXs estimate. TJX estimates that the majority of the former operations reserve will be paid in the next three to five years. The actual timing of cash outflows will vary depending on how the remaining lease obligations are actually settled.
TJX may also be contingently liable on up to 13 leases of BJs Wholesale Club, a former TJX business, and up to five leases of Bobs Stores, also a former TJX business, in addition to leases included in the reserve. The reserve for former operations does not reflect these leases because TJX believes that the likelihood of future liability to TJX is remote.
Note C. Capital Stock and Earnings Per Share
Capital Stock: On January 5, 2012, TJX announced that its Board of Directors approved a two-for-one stock split of its common stock in the form of a stock dividend. One additional share was paid for each share held by holders of record as of the close of business on January 17, 2012. The shares were distributed on February 2, 2012 and resulted in the issuance of 372 million shares of common stock. The balance sheet as of January 28, 2012 has been adjusted to retroactively present the two-for-one stock split. Also, all historical per share amounts and references to common stock activity, as well as basic and diluted share amounts utilized in the calculation of earnings per share, have been adjusted to reflect the split.
During the quarter ended April 28, 2012, TJX repurchased and retired 6.5 million shares of its common stock at a cost of $250.0 million. TJX reflects stock repurchases in its financial statements on a settlement basis. TJX had cash expenditures under its stock repurchase programs of $297.3 million for the quarter ended April 28, 2012 and $338.3 million for the quarter ended April 30, 2011. These expenditures were funded primarily by cash generated from operations.
In February 2012, TJX announced that its Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program that authorizes the repurchase of up to an additional $2 billion of TJX common stock from time to time. On a trade date basis, TJX repurchased 0.6 million shares of common stock at a cost of $25.4 million during the quarter ended April 28, 2012, and $1,974.6 million remained available at April 28, 2012 under this program. In April 2012, TJX completed the $1 billion stock repurchase program authorized in February 2011 under which TJX repurchased 32.3 million shares of common stock. All shares repurchased under the stock repurchase programs have been retired.
TJX has five million shares of authorized but unissued preferred stock, $1 par value.
Earnings per share: The following schedule presents the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) for net income:
The weighted average common shares for the diluted earnings per share calculation excludes the impact of any outstanding stock options for which the assumed proceeds per share are in excess of the related fiscal periods average price of TJXs common stock. Such options are excluded because they would have an antidilutive effect. There were no such options to exclude for the quarter ended April 28, 2012 or April 30, 2011.
Note D. Financial Instruments
As a result of its operating and financing activities, TJX is exposed to market risks from changes in interest and foreign currency exchange rates and fuel costs. These market risks may adversely affect TJXs operating results and financial position. When deemed appropriate, TJX seeks to minimize risk from changes in interest and foreign currency exchange rates and fuel costs through the use of derivative financial instruments. TJX does not use derivative financial instruments for trading or other speculative purposes and does not use any leveraged derivative financial instruments. TJX recognizes all derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities in the statements of financial position and measures those instruments at fair value. The fair values of the derivatives are classified as assets or liabilities, current or non-current, based upon valuation results and settlement dates of the individual contracts. Changes to the fair value of derivative contracts that do not qualify for hedge accounting are reported in earnings in the period of the change. For derivatives that qualify for hedge accounting, changes in the fair value of the derivatives are either recorded in shareholders equity as a component of other comprehensive income or are recognized currently in earnings, along with an offsetting adjustment against the basis of the item being hedged. TJX does not hedge its net investments in foreign subsidiaries.
Diesel Fuel Contracts: During fiscal 2012 and the first quarter of fiscal 2013, TJX entered into agreements to hedge a portion of its estimated notional diesel requirements for fiscal 2013, based on the diesel fuel expected to be consumed by independent freight carriers transporting the Companys inventory. The hedge agreements outstanding at April 28, 2012 relate to 49% of TJXs estimated notional diesel requirements for the first half of fiscal 2013 and 26% of TJXs estimated notional diesel requirements for the second half of fiscal 2013. These diesel fuel hedge agreements will settle throughout fiscal 2013.
Independent freight carriers transporting the Companys inventory charge TJX a mileage surcharge for diesel fuel price increases as incurred by the carrier. The hedge agreements are designed to mitigate the volatility of diesel fuel pricing (and the resulting per mile surcharges payable by TJX) by setting a fixed price per gallon for the period being hedged. TJX elected not to apply hedge accounting rules to these contracts.
Foreign Currency Contracts: TJX enters into forward foreign currency exchange contracts to obtain economic hedges on portions of merchandise purchases made and anticipated to be made by TJX Europe (United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Poland), TJX Canada (Canada), Marmaxx and HomeGoods (U.S.) in currencies other than their respective functional currencies. These contracts typically have a term of twelve months or less. The contracts outstanding at April 28, 2012 cover a portion of such actual and anticipated merchandise purchases throughout fiscal 2013. TJX elected not to apply hedge accounting rules to these contracts.
TJX also enters into derivative contracts, generally designated as fair value hedges, to hedge intercompany debt and intercompany interest payable. The changes in fair value of these contracts are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses and are offset by marking the underlying item to fair value in the same period. Upon settlement, the realized gains and losses on these contracts are offset by the realized gains and losses of the underlying item in selling, general and administrative expenses.
The following is a summary of TJXs derivative financial instruments, related fair value and balance sheet classification at April 28, 2012:
The following is a summary of TJXs derivative financial instruments, related fair value and balance sheet classification at April 30, 2011:
The impact of derivative financial instruments on the statements of income during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2012 is as follows:
Note E. Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The following table sets forth TJXs financial assets and liabilities that are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis:
The fair value of TJXs general corporate debt, including current installments, was estimated by obtaining market quotes given the trading levels of other bonds of the same general issuer type and market perceived credit quality. These inputs are considered to be Level 2. The fair value of long-term debt as of April 28, 2012 was $927.2 million versus a carrying value of $774.5 million. The fair value of long-term debt as of April 30, 2011 was $885.2 million versus a carrying value of $774.4 million. These estimates do not necessarily reflect provisions or restrictions in the various debt agreements that might affect TJXs ability to settle these obligations.
TJXs cash equivalents are stated at cost, which approximates fair value, due to the short maturities of these instruments.
Investments designed to meet obligations under the Executive Savings Plan are invested in securities traded in active markets and are recorded at unadjusted quoted prices.
Foreign currency exchange contracts and diesel fuel contracts are valued using broker quotations which include observable market information. TJX does not make adjustments to quotes or prices obtained from brokers or pricing services but does assess the credit risk of counterparties and will adjust final valuations when appropriate. Where independent pricing services provide fair values, TJX obtains an understanding of the methods used in pricing. As such, these derivative instruments are classified within Level 2.
Note F. Segment Information
TJX operates four business segments. In the United States, TJXs two segments are Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores) and HomeGoods. The TJX Canada segment operates stores in Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls), and the TJX Europe segment operates stores in Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). A.J. Wright ceased to be a segment following its consolidation. TJX evaluates the performance of its segments based on segment profit or loss, which it defines as pre-tax income or loss before general corporate expense and interest expense. Segment profit or loss, as defined by TJX, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities. The terms segment margin or segment profit margin are used to describe segment profit or loss as a percentage of net sales. In addition, this measure of performance should not be considered an alternative to net income or cash flows from operating activities as an indicator of TJXs performance or as a measure of liquidity.
Presented below is financial information with respect to TJXs business segments:
Note G. Pension Plans and Other Retirement Benefits
Presented below is financial information related to TJXs funded defined benefit retirement plan (funded plan) and its unfunded supplemental pension plan (unfunded plan) for the periods shown.
TJXs policy with respect to the funded plan is to fund, at a minimum, the amount required to maintain a funded status of 80% of the applicable pension liability (the funding target pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code section 430) or such other amount sufficient to avoid restrictions with respect to the funding of TJXs nonqualified plans under the Internal Revenue Code. As a result of funding in fiscal 2012, TJX does not anticipate any required funding in fiscal 2013 for the funded plan. TJX anticipates making payments of $3.4 million to provide current benefits coming due under the unfunded plan in fiscal 2013.
Note H. Long-Term Debt and Credit Lines
At April 28, 2012, TJX had outstanding, $375 million aggregate principal amount of 6.95% ten-year notes due April 2019 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of 4.20% six-year notes due August 2015. TJX entered into rate-lock agreements to hedge the underlying treasury rate of all of the 6.95% notes and $250 million of the 4.20% notes prior to the issuance of the notes. The costs of these agreements are being amortized to interest expense over the term of the respective notes, resulting in an effective fixed interest rate of 7.00% for the 6.95% notes and 4.19% for the 4.20% notes.
At April 28, 2012, TJX had two $500 million revolving credit facilities, one which matures in May 2016 and one which matures in May 2013. The agreement maturing in 2013 requires the payment of 17.5 basis points annually on the unused committed amount. The agreement maturing in 2016 requires the payment of 12.5 basis points annually on the unused committed amount. TJX also had two $500 million revolving credit facilities at April 30, 2011, one of which matured in May 2011 and was replaced at that time with the $500 million credit facility maturing in 2016. As of April 28, 2012 and April 30, 2011 there were no amounts outstanding under these facilities. Also, there were no borrowings on these facilities during the quarter ended April 28, 2012 or April 30, 2011. These agreements have no compensating balance requirements and have various covenants including a requirement of a specified ratio of debt to earnings.
As of April 28, 2012 and April 30, 2011, TJXs foreign subsidiaries had uncommitted credit facilities. TJX Canada had two credit lines, a C$10 million facility for operating expenses and a C$10 million letter of credit facility. As of April 28, 2012 and April 30, 2011, TJX Europe had a credit line of £20 million. There were no outstanding borrowings on these Canadian or U.K. credit facilities as of April 28, 2012 or April 30, 2011.
Note I. Income Taxes
TJX had net unrecognized tax benefits of $118.0 million as of April 28, 2012, $116.6 million as of January 28, 2012 and $124.1 million as of April 30, 2011. The effective income tax rate was 38.5% for the fiscal 2013 first quarter and 38.1% for last years first quarter.
TJX is subject to U.S. federal income tax as well as income tax in multiple state, local and foreign jurisdictions. In nearly all jurisdictions, the tax years through fiscal 2001 are no longer subject to examination.
TJXs accounting policy classifies interest and penalties related to income tax matters as part of income tax expense. The total accrued amount on the balance sheets for interest and penalties was $34.0 million as of April 28, 2012, $33.0 million as of January 28, 2012 and $36.1 million as of April 30, 2011.
Based on the outcome of tax examinations or judicial or administrative proceedings, or as a result of the expiration of statute of limitations in specific jurisdictions, it is reasonably possible that unrecognized tax benefits for certain tax positions taken on previously filed tax returns may change materially from those presented in the financial statements. During the next 12 months, it is reasonably possible that tax examinations of prior years tax returns or judicial or administrative proceedings that reflect such positions taken by TJX may be finalized. As a result, the total net amount of unrecognized tax benefits may decrease, which would reduce the provision for taxes on earnings, by a range of $1.0 million to $50.0 million.
The Thirteen Weeks (first quarter) Ended April 28, 2012
The Thirteen Weeks (first quarter) Ended April 30, 2011
We are the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. We sell a rapidly changing assortment of apparel, home fashions and other merchandise through our four segments: in the U.S., Marmaxx (which operates T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods; TJX Canada (which operates Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (which operates T.K. Maxx and HomeSense).
In addition to presenting our financial results in conformity with GAAP, we are also presenting certain financial measures from fiscal 2012 on an adjusted basis to exclude the A.J. Wright consolidation. These adjusted financial measures are non-GAAP financial measures. See Adjusted Financial Measures below for more information, including reconciliations.
Results of Operations
In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, our performance was very strong, with all of our segments delivering excellent results. We posted strong gains in same store sales, net sales and earnings per share. Highlights of our financial performance for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 include the following:
The following is a discussion of our consolidated operating results, followed by a discussion of our segment operating results.
Net sales: Consolidated net sales for the quarter ended April 28, 2012 totaled $5.8 billion, an 11% increase over net sales of $5.2 billion in the fiscal 2012 first quarter. The increase reflected an 8% increase from same store sales and a 4% increase from new stores, offset by a 1% decrease from the negative impact of foreign currency exchange rates. This compares to sales growth of 4% in last years first quarter, which consisted of a 2% increase in same stores sales, a 4% increase from new stores and a 1% increase from the benefit of foreign currency exchange rates, offset in part by a 3% decrease due to the elimination of sales from stores operating under the A.J. Wright banner. (The fiscal 2012 sales from A.J. Wright stores converted to other banners are included in new stores.)
Our consolidated store count and selling square footage as of April 28, 2012 each increased 4% as compared to the same period last year.
Same store sales increases for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 reflected a significant increase in customer traffic. Same store sales of our home, mens, shoes and misses categories were particularly strong. Geographically, same store sales increases were strong throughout the U.S. Our foreign divisions both posted same store sales increases, with TJX Europe above the consolidated average and TJX Canada slightly below the consolidated average.
We define same store sales to be sales of those stores that have been in operation for all or a portion of two consecutive fiscal years, or in other words, stores that are starting their third fiscal year of operation. We classify a store as a new store until it meets the same store sales criteria. We determine which stores are included in the same store sales calculation at the beginning of a fiscal year and the classification remains constant throughout that year, unless a store is closed. We calculate same store sales results by comparing the current and prior year weekly periods that are most closely aligned. Relocated stores and stores that have increased in size are generally classified in the same way as the original store, and we believe that the impact of these stores on the consolidated same store percentage is immaterial. Same store sales of our foreign segments are calculated on a constant currency basis, meaning we translate the current years same store sales of our foreign segments at the same exchange rates used in the prior year. This removes the effect of changes in currency exchange rates, which we believe is a more accurate measure of segment operating performance. We measure customer traffic by number of transactions at our comparable stores.
The following table sets forth certain information about our consolidated operating results from continued operations as a percentage of net sales on an as reported and as adjusted basis:
Impact of foreign currency exchange rates: Our operating results are affected by foreign currency exchange rates as a result of changes in the value of the U.S. dollar in relation to other currencies. Two ways in which foreign currency affects our reported results are as follows:
Cost of sales, including buying and occupancy costs: Cost of sales, including buying and occupancy costs, as a percentage of net sales improved 1.5 percentage points to 71.8% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the same period last year. The improvement in this ratio for fiscal 2013 was driven by an increase in merchandise margin of 0.8 percentage points, primarily at TJX Canada and TJX Europe. This ratio also reflects the favorable impact of 0.3 percentage points due to the year-over-year change in the mark-to-market adjustment of inventory hedges as well as expense leverage on buying and occupancy costs partially offset by increased administrative costs. On an adjusted basis, the cost of sales ratio improved 1.3 percentage points as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Selling, general and administrative expenses: Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales, improved 2.1 percentage points to 16.2% for the quarter ended April 28, 2012 as compared to the same period last year. The A.J. Wright consolidation had a significant impact on this ratio in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, increasing the ratio by 1.2 percentage points. Excluding the impact of the A.J. Wright consolidation, adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales, improved 0.9 percentage points. The improvement in the fiscal 2013 selling, general and administrative expense ratio was primarily due to expense leverage on our strong same store sales increase, particularly store payroll costs. This ratio improvement also reflects the absence in fiscal
2013 of certain costs we incurred in last years first quarter, primarily talent and other costs from our former A.J. Wright division, which had the effect of offsetting increased costs this year related to our growth initiatives. We anticipate general corporate expenses, which were up significantly in the fiscal 2013 first quarter, to increase substantially in the fiscal 2013 second quarter, but then to moderate in the remainder of the fiscal year on a year-over-year basis due to timing of our planned growth-related investment spending.
Interest expense, net: Interest expense, net was $8.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $8.9 million for the same period last year. The components of interest expense, net are summarized below:
Gross interest expense for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was flat compared to the same period last year.
Income taxes: The effective income tax rate was 38.5% for the first quarter this year, an increase compared to the 38.1% effective income tax rate for last years first quarter. The increase was primarily due to the expiration of the legislation allowing for the U.S. Work Opportunity Tax credit.
Net income and diluted earnings per share from net income: Net income for the quarter ended April 28, 2012 was $419.2 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, versus $266.0 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for last years first quarter. Foreign currency exchange rates negatively impacted first quarter fiscal 2013 earnings per share by $0.01 per share, compared with a $0.02 per share negative impact in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Also, the fiscal 2012 earnings per share include a $0.04 negative impact of closing the A.J. Wright stores as well as a $0.02 negative impact of the costs associated with converting the A.J. Wright stores to other banners and grand re-opening costs for those stores.
Our weighted average diluted shares outstanding affect the comparability of earnings per share. Our stock repurchases benefit our earnings per share. We repurchased 6.5 million shares of our stock at a cost of $250 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and we repurchased 14.3 million shares at a cost of $361 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Adjusted Financial Measures: In addition to presenting certain fiscal 2012 first quarter financial measures in conformity with GAAP, we are also presenting them on an adjusted basis. We adjusted them to exclude the A.J. Wright consolidation, including closing costs and additional operating losses related to the A.J. Wright stores closed in fiscal 2012 and the costs incurred by the Marmaxx and HomeGoods segments in that quarter to convert former A.J. Wright stores to their banners and hold grand re-opening events for these stores.
These adjusted financial measures are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe that the presentation of adjusted financial measures provides additional information on comparisons between periods including underlying trends of our business by excluding these items that affect overall comparability. We use these adjusted measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating our performance, and our Board of Directors uses them in assessing our business and making compensation decisions. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as an alternative for, our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Reconciliations of each of the adjusted financial measures to the financial measures in accordance with GAAP are provided below.
The costs to convert A.J. Wright stores to other banners and to hold grand re-openings affected our Marmaxx and HomeGoods segments in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. A reconciliation of adjusted segment margin, a non-GAAP financial measure, to segment margin as reported in accordance with GAAP for each of these segments is as follows:
Segment information: We operate four business segments. In the United States, our two segments are Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores) and HomeGoods. Our TJX Canada segment operates our stores in Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls), and our TJX Europe segment operates our stores in Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). A.J. Wright ceased to be a segment following its consolidation. We evaluate the performance of our segments based on segment profit or loss, which we define as pre-tax income or loss before general corporate expense and interest expense. Segment profit or loss, as we define the term, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities. The terms segment margin or segment profit margin are used to describe segment profit or loss as a percentage of net sales. This measure of performance should not be considered an alternative to net income or cash flows from operating activities as an indicator of our performance or as a measure of liquidity.
Presented below is selected financial information related to our business segments:
Net sales for Marmaxx increased 10% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the same period last year. Same store sales for Marmaxx were up 8% in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, on top of a 4% increase for the same period last year.
Same store sales growth at Marmaxx for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was driven by significant growth in customer traffic. Same store sales for misses, mens and shoes were above the chain average. Geographically, same store sales were strong throughout the country.
Segment profit margin increased to 15.5% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to 13.9% for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, which excludes the conversion and grand re-opening costs of former A.J. Wright stores converted to a T.J. Maxx or Marshalls from the fiscal 2012 first quarter, segment margin increased 1.1 percentage points. The improvement was due to expense leverage on the strong same store sales growth, particularly occupancy costs and store payroll, which collectively improved by 0.9 percentage points.
We believe our store remodel program has benefited our sales in this segment. We expect to have approximately 75% of Marmaxxs stores in the new prototype by the end of the fiscal year.
HomeGoods net sales increased 18% in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the same period last year. Same store sales increased 9% in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, driven by continued growth in customer traffic, which was on top of a strong same store sales increase of 6% in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. HomeGoods segment margin for
the first quarter of fiscal 2013 increased to 11.7% compared to 9.0% in the prior year. On an adjusted basis, which excludes the conversion and grand re-opening costs of former A.J. Wright stores converted to HomeGoods from the fiscal 2012 first quarter, segment margin increased 2.0 percentage points. The improvement was due to expense leverage on the strong same store sales growth, particularly occupancy costs, as well as an increase in merchandise margin.
We completed the consolidation of the A.J. Wright division in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, closing the remaining stores not being converted to other banners. These closing costs (primarily lease-related obligations) and A.J. Wright operating losses totaled $49.3 million and were reported as an A.J. Wright segment loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Due to the anticipated migration of customers to other chains, A.J. Wright was not treated as a discontinued operation for financial reporting purposes.
Net sales for TJX Canada increased 8% for the quarter ended April 28, 2012 compared to the same period last year. Currency exchange translation negatively impacted first quarter sales growth by approximately 2 percentage points, as compared to the same period last year. Same store sales increased 6% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, with increases across most categories, including womens and childrens, compared to a decrease of 3% in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Segment profit for the quarter ended April 28, 2012 almost doubled to $71.1 million compared to $36.1 million for the same period last year. The impact of foreign currency translation decreased segment profit by approximately $2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the prior year. The mark-to-market adjustment on inventory-related hedges decreased segment profit by $5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to a decrease of $17 million in segment profit for the fiscal 2012 first quarter. TJX Canada segment margin increased 5.0 percentage points to 11.1% for the fiscal 2013 first quarter, compared to 6.1% for the same period last year. In addition to improved merchandise margins and leverage on strong same store sales, the favorable change in the mark-to-market adjustment of inventory-related hedges increased segment margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 by 2.2 percentage points.
We opened our first six Marshalls stores in Canada in fiscal 2012 and ended the first quarter of fiscal 2013 with 12 Canadian Marshalls stores.
Net sales for TJX Europe increased 14% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the same period last year, driven primarily by increased customer traffic. Currency translation negatively impacted fiscal 2013 first quarter net sales by 3.8 percentage points. Same store sales increased a very strong 13% in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to a 5% decrease in the same period last year. The improvement in fiscal 2013 primarily reflected the results of our improving the execution of our off-price fundamentals.
Segment profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $11.7 million, compared to segment loss of $31.3 million last year. The improvement was primarily due to increased merchandise margins and expense leverage on strong same store sales, particularly occupancy costs. The mark-to-market adjustment on our inventory-related hedges decreased segment profit by $3 million in both the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2012.
General corporate expense
General corporate expense for segment reporting purposes represents those costs not specifically related to the operations of our business segments and is included in selling, general and administrative expenses. The increase in general corporate expense was primarily due to a $10 million contribution to The TJX Foundation and costs related to initiatives in support of the Companys growth. These increases were partially offset by the timing of certain costs incurred last year that did not impact the fiscal 2013 first quarter, primarily talent and certain other costs from our former A.J. Wright division and costs to relocate a buying office.
Analysis of Financial Condition
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Net cash provided by operating activities was $705 million for the quarter ended April 28, 2012, an increase of $562 million from the $143 million provided in the quarter ended April 30, 2011. Net income plus the non-cash impact of depreciation provided cash of $540 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $382 million in the same period last year, an increase of $158 million. The change in merchandise inventory, net of the related change in accounts payable, resulted in a source of cash of $158 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to a use of cash of $129 million in fiscal 2012. This favorable impact on cash is a result of faster inventory turns and a reduction in consolidated inventories on a per store basis, including inventories in the warehouses. The increase in current income taxes payable increased cash by $134 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to an increase of $16 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, which reflects an increase in the first quarter income tax provision as compared to last years first quarter, as well as the timing of tax payments.
Investing activities in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 related primarily to property additions for new stores, store improvements and renovations and investment in the home office and distribution network. Cash outflows for property additions amounted to $254 million in the quarter ended April 28, 2012, compared to $226 million in the same period last year. In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we purchased additional office space for approximately $62.5 million, which is included in the above cash outflows. We anticipate that capital spending for fiscal 2013 will be approximately $875 million to $900 million, which includes improvements to our offices and distribution centers, store renovations and new stores. We also purchased short-term investments that had initial maturities in excess of 90 days which, per our policy, are not classified as cash on the balance sheets presented. In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, we purchased $93 million in these short-term investments, compared to $27 million in the same period in fiscal 2012. Additionally, $15 million of these short-term investments were sold or matured during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $23 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Cash flows from financing activities resulted in cash outflows of $332 million in the fiscal 2013 first quarter, compared to cash outflows of $300 million in the fiscal 2012 first quarter. We spent $250 million to repurchase and retire 6.5 million shares in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and $361 million to repurchase and retire 14.3 million shares in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 under our stock repurchase programs. We record the purchase of our stock on a settlement basis, and the amounts reflected in the financial statements may vary from the above due to the timing of the settlement of our repurchases. All share information disclosed is on a post-split basis. As of April 28, 2012, $1,975 million was available for purchase under the stock repurchase program announced in February 2012. We currently plan to repurchase a total of approximately $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion of stock under our stock repurchase programs in fiscal 2013. We determine the timing and amount of repurchases based on our assessment of various factors including excess cash flow, liquidity, economic and market conditions, our assessment of prospects for our business, legal requirements and other factors. The timing and amount of these purchases may change. Financing activities also included $28 million of proceeds from the exercise of stock options in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 versus $80 million in proceeds in last years first quarter. Dividends paid on common stock in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $71 million versus $59 million in last years first quarter.
We traditionally have funded our working capital requirements, including for seasonal merchandise, primarily through cash generated from operations supplemented, as needed, by short-term bank borrowings and the issuance of commercial paper. We believe our existing cash and cash equivalents, internally generated funds and our credit facilities, described in Note H to the consolidated financial statements, are more than adequate to meet our operating needs over the next fiscal year.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
As discussed in Note A to our unaudited consolidated financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, there were no recently issued accounting standards which we expect to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
Various statements made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. All statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect or believe may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The following are some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: buying and inventory management; operational expansion and management of large size and scale; customer trends and preferences; market, banner, geographic and category expansion; marketing, advertising and promotional programs; competition; personnel recruitment and retention; global economic conditions and consumer spending; data security; information systems and technology; seasonal influences; adverse or unseasonable weather; serious disruptions and catastrophic events; corporate and banner reputation; merchandise quality and safety; international operations; merchandise importing; commodity pricing; foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in quarterly operating results; market expectations; acquisitions and divestitures; compliance with laws, regulations and orders; changes in laws and regulations; outcomes of litigation, legal matters and proceedings; tax matters; real estate leasing; cash flow and other factors that may be described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized.
There have been no material changes in our primary risk exposures or management of market risks from those disclosed in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012.
We have carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of April 28, 2012 pursuant to Rules 13a-15(b) and 15d-15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Act). Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective at the reasonable assurance level in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commissions rules and forms; and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of implementing controls and procedures.
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting, (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Act) during the fiscal quarter ended April 28, 2012 identified in connection with the evaluation by our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
There have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in the Risk Factors section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 28, 2012, as filed with the SEC on March 27, 2012.
Information on Share Repurchases
All share and per share information has been retroactively adjusted to reflect the two-for-one stock split in the form of a stock dividend in February 2012.
The number of shares of common stock repurchased by TJX during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and the average price paid per share are as follows:
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.