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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
Form 10-Q
(mark one)
    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended April 30, 2022.
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: 001-35600
Five Below, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Pennsylvania75-3000378
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
701 Market Street
Suite 300 
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania 19106
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

(215) 546-7909
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stockFIVENASDAQ Global Select Market

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      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  

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






Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company 
Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  
The number of shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.01 par value, outstanding as of June 8, 2022 was 55,490,140.






INDEX
Page
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 5.
Item 6.
  




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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 
April 30, 2022January 29, 2022May 1, 2021
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$120,501 $64,973 $84,170 
Short-term investment securities189,140 277,141 299,289 
Inventories504,182 455,104 326,710 
Prepaid income taxes and tax receivable4,511 11,325 2,248 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets87,280 96,196 55,175 
Total current assets905,614 904,739 767,592 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $387,168, $363,254, and $297,322, respectively.
799,765 777,497 624,775 
Operating lease assets1,232,246 1,151,395 1,023,883 
Long-term investment securities10,182 37,717 8,684 
Other assets12,973 9,112 18,794 
$2,960,780 $2,880,460 $2,443,728 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Line of credit$ $ $ 
Accounts payable230,282 196,461 169,392 
Income taxes payable35,767 28,096 7,831 
Accrued salaries and wages13,089 53,539 26,942 
Other accrued expenses140,849 145,268 114,252 
Operating lease liabilities174,400 163,537 147,176 
Total current liabilities594,387 586,901 465,593 
Other long-term liabilities3,807 1,663 1,048 
Long-term operating lease liabilities 1,209,785 1,135,456 1,014,768 
Deferred income taxes37,859 36,156 31,677 
Total liabilities1,845,838 1,760,176 1,513,086 
Commitments and contingencies (note 6)
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value. Authorized 120,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 55,491,361, 55,662,400, and 55,994,069 shares, respectively.
555 556 560 
Additional paid-in capital242,607 280,666 320,234 
Retained earnings 871,780 839,062 609,848 
Total shareholders’ equity1,114,942 1,120,284 930,642 
$2,960,780 $2,880,460 $2,443,728 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022May 1, 2021
Net sales$639,596 $597,823 
Cost of goods sold432,819 396,954 
Gross profit206,777 200,869 
Selling, general and administrative expenses164,448 137,182 
Operating income 42,329 63,687 
Interest (expense) income and other (expense) income, net(237)(977)
Income before income taxes42,092 62,710 
Income tax expense 9,374 13,114 
Net income $32,718 $49,596 
Basic income per common share$0.59 $0.89 
Diluted income per common share$0.59 $0.88 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic shares55,647,200 55,970,620 
Diluted shares55,834,287 56,274,491 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
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FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)
Common stockAdditional
paid-in capital
Retained earningsTotal
shareholders’ equity
SharesAmount
Balance, January 29, 202255,662,400 $556 $280,666 $839,062 $1,120,284 
Share-based compensation expense— — 5,857 — 5,857 
Issuance of unrestricted stock awards718 — 117 — 117 
Exercise of options to purchase common stock2,402  79 — 79 
Vesting of restricted stock units and performance-based restricted stock units99,124 1 — — 1 
Common shares withheld for taxes(26,151) (4,107)— (4,107)
Repurchase and retirement of common stock(247,132)(2)(40,005)— (40,007)
Net Income— — — 32,718 32,718 
Balance, April 30, 202255,491,361 $555 $242,607 $871,780 $1,114,942 





Common stockAdditional
paid-in capital
Retained earningsTotal
shareholders’ equity
SharesAmount
Balance, January 30, 202155,935,237 $559 $321,075 $560,252 $881,886 
Share-based compensation expense— — 5,695 — 5,695 
Issuance of unrestricted stock awards400 — 81 — 81 
Exercise of options to purchase common stock200  6 — 6 
Vesting of restricted stock units and performance-based restricted stock units92,914 1 — — 1 
Common shares withheld for taxes(34,682) (6,623)— (6,623)
Net income— — — 49,596 49,596 
Balance, May 1, 202155,994,069 $560 $320,234 $609,848 $930,642 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
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FIVE BELOW, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022May 1, 2021
Operating activities:
Net income $32,718 $49,596 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization23,977 19,237 
Share-based compensation expense 5,998 5,797 
Deferred income tax expense1,703 2,766 
Other non-cash (income) expenses (455)176 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Inventories(49,078)(45,443)
Prepaid income taxes and tax receivable6,814 4,102 
Prepaid expenses and other assets4,878 3,333 
Accounts payable33,883 30,863 
Income taxes payable7,671 5,806 
Accrued salaries and wages(40,450)(16,503)
Operating leases4,341 3,594 
Other accrued expenses10,117 3,418 
Net cash provided by operating activities42,117 66,742 
Investing activities:
Purchases of investment securities and other investments(5,005)(232,437)
Sales, maturities, and redemptions of investment securities120,541 64,142 
Capital expenditures(58,091)(76,444)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities57,445 (244,739)
Financing activities:
Repurchase and retirement of common stock
(40,007) 
Proceeds from exercise of options to purchase common stock and vesting of restricted and performance-based restricted stock units
80 7 
Common shares withheld for taxes(4,107)(6,623)
Net cash used in financing activities(44,034)(6,616)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents55,528 (184,613)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period64,973 268,783 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$120,501 $84,170 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Non-cash investing activities
(Decrease) increase in accrued purchases of property and equipment$(12,478)$2,216 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
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FIVE BELOW, INC.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)

(1) Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
(a)Description of Business
Five Below, Inc. (collectively referred to herein with its wholly owned subsidiary as the "Company") is a specialty value retailer offering merchandise targeted at the tween and teen demographic. The Company offers an edited assortment of products, with most priced at $5 and below.
The Company’s edited assortment of products includes select brands and licensed merchandise. The Company believes its merchandise is readily available, and that there are a number of potential vendors that could be utilized, if necessary, under approximately the same terms the Company is currently receiving; thus, it is not dependent on a single vendor or a group of vendors.
The Company is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and, as of April 30, 2022, operated in 40 states that include Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, West Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Maine, Alabama, Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Minnesota, California, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. As of April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021, the Company operated 1,225 stores and 1,087 stores, respectively, each operating under the name “Five Below,” and sells merchandise on the internet, through the Company's fivebelow.com e-commerce website as well as with an on demand third party delivery service to enable our customers to shop online and receive convenient same day delivery.
(b)Impact of COVID-19
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company's business operations and results of operations, including its net sales, earnings and cash flows, were materially impacted in fiscal 2020 as a result of the temporary closures of its stores in the first half of 2020, and decreased customer traffic in stores, as the result of limitations on the number of persons permitted in stores at one time by certain local and state regulations. The Company's ability to operate improved beginning in the second half of fiscal 2020 and extending into fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2022.
(c)Fiscal Year
The Company operates on a 52/53-week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to January 31. References to "fiscal year 2022" or "fiscal 2022" refer to the period from January 30, 2022 to January 28, 2023, which is a 52-week fiscal year. References to "fiscal year 2021" or "fiscal 2021" refer to the period from January 31, 2021 to January 29, 2022, which is a 52-week fiscal year. The fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021 refer to the thirteen weeks ended as of those dates.
(d)Basis of Presentation
The consolidated balance sheets as of April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021, the consolidated statements of operations for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021, the consolidated statements of shareholders’ equity for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021 and the consolidated statements of cash flows for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021 have been prepared by the Company in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim reporting and are unaudited. In the opinion of management, the aforementioned financial statements include all known adjustments (which consist primarily of normal, recurring accruals, estimates and assumptions that impact the financial statements) necessary to present fairly the financial position at the balance sheet dates and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021. The balance sheet as of January 29, 2022, presented herein, has been derived from the audited balance sheet included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2021 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2022 and referred to herein as the “Annual Report,” but does not include all annual disclosures required by U.S. GAAP. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2022 and footnotes thereto included in the Annual Report. The consolidated results of operations for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the consolidated operating results for the year ending January 28, 2023 or any other period. The Company's business is seasonal and as a result, the Company's net sales fluctuate from quarter to quarter. Net sales are usually highest in the fourth fiscal quarter due to the year-end holiday season.
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(e)Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, "Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting" ("ASU 2020-04"). The pronouncement provides temporary optional expedients and exceptions to the current guidance on contract modifications and hedge accounting to ease the financial reporting burdens related to the expected market transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") and other interbank offered rates to alternative reference rates. The guidance was effective upon issuance and may be applied prospectively to contract modifications made and hedging relationships entered into or evaluated on or before December 31, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of ASU 2020-04 will have on its consolidated financial statements.
(f)Use of Estimates
The preparation of the consolidated financial statements requires management of the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant items subject to such estimates and assumptions include the carrying amount of property and equipment, net realizable value for inventories, income taxes, share-based compensation expense, the incremental borrowing rate utilized in operating lease liabilities, equity method investments and notes receivable.
(g)Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are classified using the following hierarchy, which is based upon the transparency of inputs to the valuation at the measurement date:
Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2: Inputs, other than Level 1, that are either directly or indirectly observable.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs developed using the Company’s estimates and assumptions which reflect those that market participants would use.
The classification of fair value measurements within the hierarchy are based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the measurement.
The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash equivalents, investment securities, accounts payable, borrowings, if any, under a line of credit, equity method investments and notes receivable. The Company believes that: (1) the carrying value of cash equivalents and accounts payable are representative of their respective fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments; and (2) the carrying value of the borrowings, if any, under the line of credit approximates fair value because the line of credit’s interest rates vary with market interest rates. Under the fair value hierarchy, the fair market values of cash equivalents and the investments in corporate bonds are Level 1 while the investments in municipal bonds are Level 2. The fair market values of Level 2 instruments are determined by management with the assistance of a third-party pricing service. Since quoted prices in active markets for identical assets are not available, these prices are determined by the third-party pricing service using observable market information such as quotes from less active markets and quoted prices of similar securities.
As of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022, and May 1, 2021, the Company had cash equivalents of $50.7 million, $41.3 million and $67.6 million, respectively. The Company’s cash equivalents consist of cash management solutions, credit and debit card receivables, money market funds, corporate bonds and municipal bonds with original maturities of 90 days or less. Fair value for cash equivalents was determined based on Level 1 inputs.
As of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022, and May 1, 2021, the Company's investment securities are classified as held-to-maturity since the Company has the intent and ability to hold the investments to maturity. Such securities are carried at amortized cost plus accrued interest and consist of the following (in thousands):
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As of April 30, 2022
Amortized CostGross Unrealized GainsGross Unrealized LossesFair Market Value
Short-term:
Corporate bonds$159,145 $ $1,134 $158,011 
Municipal bonds29,995  64 29,931 
Total$189,140 $ $1,198 $187,942 
Long-term:
Corporate bonds$10,182 $ $205 $9,977 
Total$10,182 $ $205 $9,977 
As of January 29, 2022
Amortized CostGross Unrealized GainsGross Unrealized LossesFair Market Value
Short-term:
Corporate bonds$236,069 $ $286 $235,783 
Municipal bonds41,072  44 41,028 
Total$277,141 $ $330 $276,811 
Long-term:
Corporate bonds$37,717 $ $199 $37,518 
Total$37,717 $ $199 $37,518 
As of May 1, 2021
Amortized CostGross Unrealized GainsGross Unrealized LossesFair Market Value
Short-term:
Corporate bonds$246,179 $ $125 $246,054 
Municipal bonds53,110  18 53,092 
Total$299,289 $ $143 $299,146 
Long-term:
Corporate bonds$7,025 $ $19 $7,006 
Municipal bonds1,659  2 1,657 
Total$8,684 $ $21 $8,663 
Short-term investment securities as of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022, and May 1, 2021 all mature in one year or less. Long-term investment securities as of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022, and May 1, 2021 all mature after one year but in less than three years.
(h)Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets
Prepaid expenses as of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022, and May 1, 2021 were $29.4 million, $26.4 million, and $20.8 million, respectively. Other current assets as of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022, and May 1, 2021 were $57.9 million, $69.8 million, and $34.4 million, respectively.
(i)Other Accrued Expenses
Other accrued expenses include accrued capital expenditures of $29.3 million, $41.7 million, and $31.5 million as of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022, and May 1, 2021, respectively.
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(j)Deferred Compensation
The Five Below, Inc. Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan (the "Deferred Comp Plan") and a related, irrevocable grantor trust (the "Trust") provides eligible key employees with the opportunity to elect to defer up to 80% of their eligible compensation. The Company may make discretionary contributions, at the discretion of the Board. Payments under the Deferred Comp Plan will be made from the general assets of the Company or from the assets of the Trust, funded by the Company. The related liability is recorded as deferred compensation and included in other long-term liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets.
(k)Equity Method Investments
The Company uses the equity method to account for its investments in which the Company is deemed to have the ability to exercise significant influence over an investee’s operating and financial policies or in which the Company holds a significant partnership or limited liability company interest. Equity method investments are initially recorded at cost in other assets in the consolidated balance sheets. The cost is adjusted to recognize the Company's proportionate share of the investee’s net income or loss after the date of investment and is also adjusted for any impairments resulting from other-than-temporary declines in fair value that is less than its carrying value.
(2)Revenue from Contracts with Customers
Revenue Transactions
Revenue from store operations is recognized at the point of sale when control of the product is transferred to the customer at such time. Internet sales, through the Company's fivebelow.com e-commerce website, are recognized when the customer receives the product as control transfers upon delivery. Returns subsequent to the period end are immaterial; accordingly, no significant reserve has been recorded. Gift card sales to customers are initially recorded as liabilities and recognized as sales upon redemption for merchandise or as breakage revenue in proportion to the pattern of redemption of the gift cards by the customer in net sales.
The transaction price for the Company’s sales is based on the item’s stated price. To the extent that the Company charges customers for shipping and handling on e-commerce sales, the Company records such amounts in net sales. Shipping and handling costs, which include fulfillment and shipping costs related to the Company's e-commerce operations, are included in costs of goods sold. As permitted by applicable accounting guidance, ASU 2014-09 "Revenue from Contracts with Customers," the Company has elected to exclude all sales taxes collected from customers and remitted to governmental authorities from net sales in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
Disaggregation of Revenue
The following table provides information about disaggregated revenue by groups of products: leisure, fashion and home, and party and snack (in thousands):
Thirteen Weeks EndedThirteen Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022May 1, 2021
AmountPercentage of Net SalesAmountPercentage of Net Sales
Leisure$306,706 48.0 %$296,289 49.6 %
Fashion and home174,234 27.2 %179,876 30.1 %
Party and snack158,656 24.8 %121,658 20.3 %
Total$639,596 100.0 %$597,823 100.0 %
(3) Leases
The Company determines if an arrangement contains a lease at the inception of a contract. Operating lease assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and operating lease liabilities represent the Company’s obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease.
During the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022, the Company committed to 43 new store leases with average terms of approximately 10 years that have future minimum lease payments of approximately $97.6 million.
All of the Company's leases are classified as operating leases and the associated assets and liabilities are presented as separate captions in the consolidated balance sheets. As of April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021, the weighted average remaining lease term for the Company's operating leases was 7.8 years and 7.9 years, respectively, and the weighted average discount rate was 5.2% and 6.0%, respectively.
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The following table is a summary of the Company's components for net lease costs (in thousands):
Thirteen Weeks Ended
Lease CostApril 30, 2022May 1, 2021
Operating lease cost$55,164 $47,529 
Variable lease cost15,625 13,631 
Net lease cost*$70,789 $61,160 

* Excludes short-term lease cost, which is immaterial.


The following table summarizes the maturity of lease liabilities under operating leases as of April 30, 2022 (in thousands):
Maturity of Lease LiabilitiesOperating Leases
2021$178,572 
2022233,864 
2023225,159 
2024210,462 
2025194,954 
After 2025612,295 
Total lease payments1,655,306 
Less: imputed interest271,121 
Present value of lease liabilities$1,384,185 

The following table summarizes the supplemental cash flow disclosures related to leases (in thousands):
Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022May 1, 2021
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:
Cash payments arising from operating lease liabilities (1)
$50,531 $50,911 
Supplemental non-cash information:
Operating lease liabilities arising from obtaining right-of-use assets$98,333 $77,208 

(1) Included within operating activities in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.
(4) Income Per Common Share
Basic income per common share amounts are calculated using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted income per common share amounts are calculated using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period and include the dilutive impact of exercised stock options as well as assumed vesting of restricted stock awards and shares currently available for purchase under the Company's Employee Stock Purchase Plan, using the treasury stock method. Performance-based restricted stock units are considered contingently issuable shares for diluted income per common share purposes and the dilutive impact, if any, is not included in the weighted average shares until the performance conditions are met. The dilutive impact, if any, for performance-based restricted stock units, which are subject to market conditions based on the Company's total shareholder return relative to a pre-defined peer group, are included in the weighted average shares.
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The following table reconciles net income and the weighted average common shares outstanding used in the computations of basic and diluted income per common share (in thousands, except for share and per share data):
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 April 30, 2022May 1, 2021
Numerator:
Net income $32,718 $49,596 
Denominator:
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic55,647,200 55,970,620 
Dilutive impact of options, restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plan187,087 303,871 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted55,834,287 56,274,491 
Per common share:
Basic income per common share$0.59 $0.89 
Diluted income per common share$0.59 $0.88 
The effects of the assumed vesting of restricted stock units for 18,449 shares of common stock for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 were excluded from the calculation of diluted income per share, as their impact would have been anti-dilutive.
The effects of the assumed vesting of restricted stock units for 412 shares of common stock for the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021 were excluded from the calculation of diluted income per share, as their impact would have been anti-dilutive.
The aforementioned excluded shares do not reflect the impact of any incremental repurchases under the treasury stock method.
(5)Line of Credit
On January 27, 2021, the Company entered into a First Amendment to Credit Agreement (the "First Amendment") which amended the Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (as amended by the Fifth Amendment, the “Credit Agreement”) dated April 24, 2020 among the Company, 1616 Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("1616 Holdings" and together with the Company, the "Loan Parties"), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as administrative agent (the “Agent”), and other lenders party thereto (the "Lenders").
The Credit Agreement provides for a secured asset-based revolving line of credit in the amount of up to $225.0 million (the "Revolving Credit Facility"). Advances under the Revolving Credit Facility are tied to a borrowing base consisting of eligible credit card receivables and inventory, as reduced by certain reserves in effect from time to time. Pursuant to the Credit Agreement, inventory appraisals and certain other diligence items are deferred, with reduced advance rates during the period that such appraisals have not been delivered. The Revolving Credit Facility expires on the earliest to occur of (i) April 24, 2023 or (ii) an event of default.
The Revolving Credit Facility may be increased up to $150.0 million, subject to certain conditions, including obtaining commitments from one or more Lenders (the "Accordion"). Pursuant to the First Amendment, the Company obtained commitments from the Lenders that would allow the Company at its election (subject only to satisfaction of certain customary conditions such as the absence of any Event of Default), to increase the amount of the Revolving Credit Facility by an aggregate principal amount up to $50.0 million within the Accordion (the "Committed Increase"). The entire amount of the Revolving Credit Facility is available for the issuance of letters of credit and allows for swingline loans.
The Credit Agreement provides that the interest rate payable on borrowings shall be, at the Company’s option, a per annum rate equal to (a) a base rate plus an applicable margin ranging from 0.25% to 0.75% or (b) a LIBOR rate plus a margin ranging from 1.25% to 1.75%. Letter of credit fees range from 1.25% to 1.75%. The interest rate and letter of credit fees under the Credit Agreement are subject to an increase of 2.00% per annum upon an event of default.
The Credit Agreement contains customary covenants that limit, absent lender approval, the ability of the Company and certain of its affiliates to, among other things, pay cash dividends, incur debt, create liens and encumbrances, redeem or repurchase stock, enter into certain acquisition transactions with affiliates, merge, dissolve, repay certain indebtedness, change the nature of the Company’s business, enter sale or leaseback transactions, make investments or dispose of assets. In some cases, these restrictions are subject to certain negotiated exceptions or permit the Company to undertake otherwise restricted activities if it satisfies certain conditions. In addition, the Company will be required to maintain availability of not less than (i) 12.5% of the lesser of (x) aggregate commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility and (y) the borrowing base (the "loan cap") during the period that inventory appraisals have not been delivered as described above and (ii) at all other times 10.0% of the loan cap.
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If there exists an event of default or availability under the Revolving Credit Facility is less than 15% of the loan cap, amounts in any of the Loan Parties’ or subsidiary guarantors' designated deposit accounts will be transferred daily into a blocked account held by the Agent and applied to reduce outstanding amounts under the Revolving Credit Facility (the “Cash Dominion Event”), so long as (i) such event of default has not been waived and/or (ii) until availability has exceeded 15% of the loan cap for sixty (60) consecutive calendar days (provided that such ability to discontinue the Cash Dominion Event shall be limited to two times during the term of the Credit Agreement).
The Credit Agreement contains customary events of default including, among other things, failure to pay obligations when due, initiation of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, defaults on certain other indebtedness, change of control, incurrence of certain material judgments that are not stayed, satisfied, bonded or discharged within 30 days, certain ERISA events, invalidity of the credit documents, and violation of affirmative and negative covenants or breach of representations and warranties set forth in the Credit Agreement. Amounts under the Revolving Credit Facility may become due upon events of default (subject to any applicable grace or cure periods).
All obligations under the Revolving Credit Facility are guaranteed by 1616 Holdings and secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company and 1616 Holdings.
As of April 30, 2022, the Company had no borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility and had approximately $191 million available under the Revolving Credit Facility.
As of April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021, the Company was in compliance with the covenants applicable to it under the Credit Agreement.
(6)Commitments and Contingencies
Commitments
Other Contractual Commitments
As of April 30, 2022, the Company has other purchase commitments of approximately $15.2 million consisting of purchase agreements for materials that will be used in the construction of new stores.
In March 2021, the Company acquired land in Indianapolis, Indiana, to build an approximately 1,030,000 square foot distribution center to support the Company's anticipated growth. The total cost of the land and building is expected to be approximately $61 million, of which approximately $54 million has been paid through April 30, 2022. The Company expects to occupy the distribution center in the first half of 2022.
Contingencies
Legal Matters
The Company is subject to various proceedings, lawsuits, disputes, and claims arising in the ordinary course of the Company's business. Many of these actions raise complex factual and legal issues and are subject to uncertainties. Actions filed against the Company from time to time include commercial, intellectual property, customer, and employment actions, including class action lawsuits. The plaintiffs in some actions seek unspecified damages or injunctive relief, or both. Actions are in various procedural stages, and some are covered in part by insurance. The Company cannot predict with assurance the outcome of actions brought against the Company. Accordingly, adverse developments, settlements, or resolutions may occur and negatively impact income in the quarter of such development, settlement or resolution. If a potential loss arising from these lawsuits, claims and pending actions is probable and reasonably estimable, the Company records the estimated liability based on circumstances and assumptions existing at the time. Although the outcome of these and other claims cannot be predicted with certainty, management does not believe that the ultimate resolution of these matters will have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial condition or results of operations.
(7)Share-Based Compensation
Equity Incentive Plan
Pursuant to the Company's 2002 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), the Company’s Board of Directors may grant stock options, restricted shares, and restricted stock units to officers, directors, key employees and professional service providers. The Plan, as amended, allows for the issuance of up to a total of 7.6 million shares under the Plan. As of April 30, 2022, approximately 2.4 million stock options, restricted shares, or restricted stock units were available for grant.
Common Stock Options
All stock options have a term not greater than ten years. Stock options vest and become exercisable in whole or in part, in accordance with vesting conditions set by the Company’s Board of Directors. Options granted to date generally vest over four years from the date of grant.
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Stock option activity during the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 was as follows:
Options
Outstanding
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term
(in years)
Balance as of January 29, 202239,763 $34.48 2.3
Granted  
Forfeited  
Exercised(2,402)18.54
Balance as of April 30, 202237,361 35.502.1
Exercisable as of April 30, 202237,361 $35.50 2.1

The fair value of each option award granted to employees, including outside directors, is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. There were no stock options granted during the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022.
Restricted Stock Units and Performance-Based Restricted Stock Units
All restricted stock units ("RSU") and performance-based restricted stock units ("PSU") vest in accordance with vesting conditions set by the compensation committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. RSUs granted to date have vesting periods ranging from less than one year to five years from the date of grant and the fair value of RSUs is the market price of the underlying common stock on the date of grant. PSUs granted to date have vesting periods ranging from less than one year to five years from the date of grant.
PSUs that have a performance condition are subject to satisfaction of the applicable performance goals established for the respective grant. The Company periodically assesses the probability of achievement of the performance criteria and adjusts the amount of compensation expense accordingly. The fair value of these PSUs is the market price of the underlying common stock on the date of grant. Compensation is recognized over the vesting period and adjusted for the probability of achievement of the performance criteria.
PSUs that have a market condition based on our total shareholder return relative to a pre-defined peer group are subject to multi-year performance objectives with vesting periods of approximately three years from the date of grant (if the applicable performance objectives are achieved). The fair value of these PSUs are determined using a Monte Carlo valuation model.

RSU and PSU activity during the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 was as follows:
Restricted Stock UnitsPerformance-Based Restricted Stock Units
NumberWeighted-Average Grant Date Fair ValueNumberWeighted-Average Grant Date Fair Value
Non-vested balance as of January 29, 2022254,295 $126.93 349,236 $163.16 
Granted86,566 146.17 127,598 165.90 
Vested(99,124)101.85   
Forfeited(9,027)138.01 (7,654)161.29 
Non-vested balance as of April 30, 2022232,710 $136.36 469,180 $126.50 
In connection with the vesting of RSUs and PSUs during the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022, the Company withheld 26,151 shares with an aggregate value of $4.1 million in satisfaction of minimum tax withholding obligations due upon vesting.
In connection with the vesting of RSUs and PSUs during the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021, the Company withheld 34,682 shares with an aggregate value of $6.6 million in satisfaction of minimum tax withholding obligations due upon vesting.
As of April 30, 2022, there was $51.9 million of total unrecognized compensation costs related to non-vested share-based compensation arrangements (including stock options, RSUs and PSUs) granted under the Plan. The cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average vesting period of 2.6 years.
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Share Repurchase Program
On March 20, 2018, the Company's Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to $100 million of the Company's common stock through March 31, 2021, on the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise. On March 9, 2021, our Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase program for up to $100 million of the Company's common stock through March 31, 2024. In fiscal 2021, the Company purchased 368,699 shares under the share repurchase program at an aggregate cost of approximately $60.0 million, or average price of $162.75 per share. During the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022, the Company purchased 247,132 shares under the share repurchase program at an aggregate cost of approximately $40.0 million, or average price of $161.88 per share. As of April 30, 2022, the share repurchase program approved on March 9, 2021 has been completed. Since approval of the share repurchase program in March 2018, the Company has purchased approximately 1,100,000 shares for an aggregate cost of approximately $150 million.
(8)Income Taxes
The following table summarizes the Company’s income tax expense and effective tax rates for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021 (dollars in thousands):
Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022May 1, 2021
Income before income taxes$42,092 $62,710 
Income tax expense$9,374 $13,114 
Effective tax rate22.3 %20.9 %
The effective tax rates for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021 were based on the Company’s forecasted annualized effective tax rates and were adjusted for discrete items that occurred within the periods presented. The effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 was higher than the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021 primarily due to discrete items, which includes the impact of ASU 2016-09, "Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting" with respect to the requirement to recognize excess income tax benefits or deficiencies as income tax benefit or expense in the Company's consolidated statements of operations.
The Company had no material accrual for uncertain tax positions or interest and/or penalties related to income taxes on the Company’s balance sheets as of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022, or May 1, 2021 and has not recognized any material uncertain tax positions or interest and/or penalties related to income taxes in the consolidated statements of operations for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 or May 1, 2021.
The Company files a federal income tax return as well as state tax returns. The Company’s U.S. federal income tax returns for the fiscal years ended February 2, 2019 and thereafter remain subject to examination by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. State returns are filed in various state jurisdictions, as appropriate, with varying statutes of limitation and remain subject to examination for varying periods up to three years to four years depending on the state.
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
You should read the following discussion together with “Selected Financial Data” and the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended January 29, 2022 and referred to herein as the "Annual Report," and the consolidated financial statements and related notes as of and for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 included in Part I, Item I of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The statements in this discussion regarding expectations of our future performance, liquidity and capital resources and other non-historical statements are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties described below in “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and in Part II, Item 1A "Risk Factors." Our actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by any forward-looking statements.
We operate on a fiscal calendar widely used by the retail industry that results in a given fiscal year consisting of a 52- or 53-week period ending on the Saturday closest to January 31 of the following year. References to "fiscal year 2022" or "fiscal 2022" refer to the period from January 30, 2022 to January 28, 2023, which is a 52-week fiscal year. References to "fiscal year 2021" or "fiscal 2021" refer to the period from January 31, 2021 to January 29, 2022, which is a 52-week fiscal year. The fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021 refer to the thirteen weeks ended as of those dates. Historical results are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for any future period and results for any interim period may not necessarily be indicative of the results that may be expected for a full year.
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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts or present facts or conditions, such as statements regarding our future financial condition or results of operations, our prospects and strategies for future growth, the introduction of new merchandise, and the implementation of our marketing and branding strategies. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.
The forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q reflect our views as of the date of this report about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause events or our actual activities or results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those factors described in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report, as amended by the risk factors included in Part II, Item 1A "Risk Factors" in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. These factors include without limitation:
uncertainties associated with the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic, including closures of our stores, adverse impacts on our sales and operations, future impairment charges, the risk of global recession, and the impact of related government regulations;
failure to successfully implement our growth strategy;
the impacts of inflation and increasing commodity prices;
disruptions in our ability to select, obtain, distribute and market merchandise profitably;
reliance on merchandise manufactured outside of the United States;
the direct and indirect impact of current and potential tariffs imposed and proposed by the United States on foreign imports, including, without limitation, the tariffs themselves, any counter-measures thereto and any indirect effects on consumer discretionary spending, which could increase the cost to us of certain products, lower our margins, increase our import related expenses, and reduce consumer spending for discretionary items, each of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of future operations;
the impact of price increases, such as, a reduction in our unit sales, damage to our reputation with our customers, and our becoming less competitive in the marketplace;
dependence on the volume of traffic to our stores and website;
inability to successfully build, operate or expand our distribution centers or network capacity;
disruptions to the global supply chain, increased cost of freight, constraints on shipping capacity to transport inventory or the timely receipt of inventory;
extreme weather conditions in the areas in which our stores are located could negatively affect our business and results of operations;
disruptions in our information technology systems and our inability to maintain and update those systems could adversely affect operations and our customers;
the risks of cyberattacks or other cyber incidents, such as the failure to secure customers' confidential or credit card information, or other private data relating to our employees or our company, including the costs associated with protection against or remediation of such incidents;
increased operating costs or exposure to fraud or theft due to customer payment-related risks;
inability to increase sales and improve the efficiencies, costs and effectiveness of our operations;
dependence on our executive officers, senior management and other key personnel or inability to hire additional qualified personnel;
inability to successfully manage our inventory balances and inventory shrinkage;
inability to meet our lease obligations;
the costs and risks of constructing and owning real property;
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changes in our competitive environment, including increased competition from other retailers and the presence of online retailers;
the seasonality of our business;
inability to successfully implement our expansion into online retail;
natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, pandemic outbreaks (in addition to COVID-19), global political events, war, terrorism or civil unrest;
the impact of changes in tax legislation;
the impact to our financial performance related to insurance programs;
inability to protect our brand name, trademarks and other intellectual property rights;
the impact of product and food safety claims and effects of legislation; and
restrictions imposed by our indebtedness on our current and future operations.
Readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All of the forward-looking statements we have included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are based on information available to us on the date of this report. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
Overview
Five Below, Inc. (collectively referred to herein with its wholly owned subsidiary as "we," "us," or "our") is a rapidly growing specialty value retailer offering a broad range of trend-right, high-quality merchandise targeted at the tween and teen customer. We offer a dynamic, edited assortment of exciting products, with most priced at $5 and below, including select brands and licensed merchandise across our category worlds. In addition, in fall 2019, we rolled out new pricing to our full chain, increasing prices on certain products over $5. Most of our products remain at $5 and below. As of April 30, 2022, we operated 1,225 stores in 40 states.
We also offer our merchandise on the internet, through our fivebelow.com e-commerce website as well as with an on demand third party delivery service to enable our customers to shop online and receive convenient same day delivery. All e-commerce sales, which includes shipping and handling revenue, are included in net sales and are included in comparable sales. Our e-commerce expenses will have components classified as both cost of goods sold and selling, general and administrative expenses.
Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on our Business and Operations
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our business operations and results of operations, including our net sales, earnings and cash flows, were materially impacted in fiscal 2020 as a result of the temporary closures of our stores in the first half of 2020, and decreased customer traffic in stores, as the result of limitations on the number of persons permitted in stores at one time by certain local and state regulations. The Company's ability to operate improved beginning in the second half of fiscal 2020 and extending into fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2022.
How We Assess the Performance of Our Business
In assessing the performance of our business, we consider a variety of performance and financial measures. These key measures include net sales, comparable sales, cost of goods sold and gross profit, selling, general and administrative expenses and operating income.
Net Sales
Net sales constitute gross sales net of merchandise returns for damaged or defective goods. Net sales consist of sales from comparable stores, non-comparable stores, and e-commerce, which includes shipping and handling revenue. Revenue from the sale of gift cards is deferred and not included in net sales until the gift cards are redeemed to purchase merchandise or as breakage revenue in proportion to the pattern of redemption of the gift cards by the customer.
Our business is seasonal and as a result, our net sales fluctuate from quarter to quarter. Net sales are usually highest in the fourth fiscal quarter due to the year-end holiday season.
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Comparable Sales
Comparable sales include net sales from stores that have been open for at least 15 full months from their opening date, and e-commerce sales. Comparable stores include the following:
Stores that have been remodeled while remaining open;
Stores that have been relocated within the same trade area, to a location that is not significantly different in size, in which the new store opens at about the same time as the old store closes; and
Stores that have expanded, but are not significantly different in size, within their current locations.
For stores that are relocated or expanded, the following periods are excluded when calculating comparable sales:
The period beginning when the closing store receives its last merchandise delivery from one of our distribution centers through:
the last day of the fiscal year in which the store was relocated or expanded (for stores that increased significantly in size); or
the last day of the fiscal month in which the store re-opens (for all other stores); and
The period beginning on the first anniversary of the date the store received its last merchandise delivery from one of our distribution centers through the first anniversary of the date the store re-opened.
Comparable sales exclude the 53rd week of sales for 53-week fiscal years. In the 52-week fiscal year subsequent to a 53-week fiscal year, we exclude the sales in the non-comparable week from the same-store sales calculation. Due to the 53rd week in fiscal 2017, all comparable sales related to any reporting period during the year ended February 2, 2019 are reported on a restated calendar basis using the National Retail Federation's restated calendar comparing similar weeks.
There may be variations in the way in which some of our competitors and other retailers calculate comparable or “same store” sales. As a result, data in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q regarding our comparable sales may not be comparable to similar data made available by other retailers. Non-comparable sales are comprised of new store sales, sales for stores not open for a full 15 months, and sales from existing store relocation and expansion projects that were temporarily closed (or not receiving deliveries) and not included in comparable sales.
Measuring the change in fiscal year-over-year comparable sales allows us to evaluate how we are performing. Various factors affect comparable sales, including:
consumer preferences, buying trends and overall economic trends;
our ability to identify and respond effectively to customer preferences and trends;
our ability to provide an assortment of high-quality, trend-right and everyday product offerings that generate new and repeat visits to our stores;
the customer experience we provide in our stores and online;
the level of traffic near our locations in the power, community and lifestyle centers in which we operate;
competition;
changes in our merchandise mix;
pricing;
our ability to source and distribute products efficiently;
the timing of promotional events and holidays;
the timing of introduction of new merchandise and customer acceptance of new merchandise;
our opening of new stores in the vicinity of existing stores;
the number of items purchased per store visit;
weather conditions; and
the impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, including closures of our stores, adverse impacts on our operations, and consumer sentiment regarding discretionary spending.
Opening new stores is an important part of our growth strategy. As we continue to pursue our growth strategy, we expect that a significant percentage of our net sales will continue to come from new stores not included in comparable sales. Accordingly, comparable sales is only one measure we use to assess the success of our growth strategy.
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Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Gross profit is equal to our net sales less our cost of goods sold. Gross margin is gross profit as a percentage of our net sales. Cost of goods sold reflects the direct costs of purchased merchandise and inbound freight and tariffs, as well as shipping and handling costs, store occupancy, distribution and buying expenses. Shipping and handling costs include internal fulfillment and shipping costs related to our e-commerce operations. Store occupancy costs include rent, common area maintenance, utilities and property taxes for all store locations. Distribution costs include costs for receiving, processing, warehousing and shipping of merchandise from our distribution centers and between store locations. Buying costs include compensation expense and other costs for our internal buying organization, including our merchandising and product development team and our planning and allocation group. These costs are significant and can be expected to continue to increase as our Company grows.
The components of our cost of goods sold may not be comparable to the components of cost of goods sold or similar measures of our competitors and other retailers. As a result, data in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q regarding our gross profit and gross margin may not be comparable to similar data made available by our competitors and other retailers.
The variable component of our cost of goods sold is higher in higher volume quarters because the variable component of our cost of goods sold generally increases as net sales increase. We regularly analyze the components of gross profit as well as gross margin. Any inability to obtain acceptable levels of initial markups, a significant increase in our use of markdowns, and a significant increase in inventory shrinkage or inability to generate sufficient sales leverage on the store occupancy, distribution and buying components of cost of goods sold could have an adverse impact on our gross profit and results of operations. In addition, current global supply chain disruptions, the cost of freight and constraints on shipping capacity to transport inventory may have an adverse impact on our gross profit and results of operations, as well as our sales. Changes in the mix of our products may also impact our overall cost of goods sold.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
Selling, general and administrative, or SG&A, expenses are composed of payroll and other compensation, marketing and advertising expense, depreciation and amortization expense and other selling and administrative expenses. SG&A expenses as a percentage of net sales are usually higher in lower sales volume quarters and lower in higher sales volume quarters.
The components of our SG&A expenses may not be comparable to those of other retailers. We expect that our SG&A expenses will increase in future periods due to our continuing store growth. In addition, any increase in future share-based grants or modifications will increase our share-based compensation expense included in SG&A expenses.
Operating Income
Operating income equals gross profit less SG&A expenses. Operating income excludes interest expense or income, other expense or income, and income tax expense or benefit. We use operating income as an indicator of the productivity of our business and our ability to manage SG&A expenses. Operating income percentage measures operating income as a percentage of our net sales.
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Results of Consolidated Operations
The following tables summarize key components of our results of consolidated operations for the periods indicated, both in dollars and as a percentage of our net sales.
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022May 1, 2021
(in millions, except percentages and total stores)
Consolidated Statements of Operations Data (1):
Net sales$639.6 $597.8 
Cost of goods sold432.8 397.0 
Gross profit206.8 200.9 
Selling, general and administrative expenses164.4 137.2 
Operating income 42.3 63.7 
Interest (expense) income and other (expense) income, net(0.2)(1.0)
Income before income taxes42.1 62.7 
Income tax expense9.4 13.1 
Net income $32.7 $49.6 
Percentage of Net Sales (1):
Net sales100.0 %100.0 %
Cost of goods sold67.7 66.4 
Gross profit32.3 33.6 
Selling, general and administrative expenses25.7 22.9 
Operating income 6.6 10.7 
Interest (expense) income and other (expense) income, net— (0.2)
Income before income taxes6.6 10.5 
Income tax expense1.5 2.2 
Net income 5.1 %8.3 %
Operational Data:
Total stores at end of period1,225 1,087 
Comparable sales (decrease) increase(3.6)%162.0 %
Average net sales per store (2)
$0.5 $0.6 

(1)Components may not add to total due to rounding.
(2)Only includes stores that opened before the beginning of the thirteen weeks ended.

Thirteen Weeks Ended April 30, 2022 Compared to the Thirteen Weeks Ended May 1, 2021
Net Sales
Net sales increased to $639.6 million in the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 from $597.8 million in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021, an increase of $41.8 million, or 7.0%. The increase was the result of a non-comparable sales increase of $62.6 million, partially offset by a comparable sales decrease of $20.8 million. The increase in non-comparable sales was primarily driven by the number of stores that opened in fiscal 2021 but have not been open for 15 full months and new stores that opened in fiscal 2022.
Comparable sales decreased 3.6%. This decrease resulted from decreases of approximately 1.9% in the average dollar value of transactions and approximately 1.7% in the number of transactions. We plan to open approximately 375 to 400 new stores over the next two fiscal years with approximately 160 new stores in fiscal 2022.
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Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Cost of goods sold increased to $432.8 million in the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 from $397.0 million in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021, an increase of $35.8 million, or 9.0%. The increase in cost of goods sold was primarily the result of an increase in the merchandise cost of goods sold resulting from the increase in net sales. Also contributing to the increase in cost of goods sold was an increase in store occupancy costs resulting from new store openings.
Gross profit increased to $206.8 million in the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 from $200.9 million in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021, an increase of $5.9 million, or 2.9%. Gross margin decreased to 32.3% for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 from 33.6% for the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021, a decrease of approximately 130 basis points. The decrease in gross margin was primarily the result of an increase as a percentage of net sales in store occupancy costs.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to $164.4 million in the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 from $137.2 million in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021, an increase of $27.2 million, or 19.9%. As a percentage of net sales, selling, general and administrative expenses increased approximately 280 basis points to 25.7% in the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 from 22.9% in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was primarily the result of an increase of $17.9 million in store-related expenses to support new store growth and $9.3 million in corporate-related expenses.
Income Tax Expense
Income tax expense decreased to $9.4 million in the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 from $13.1 million in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021, a decrease of $3.7 million or 28.5%. The decrease in income tax expense was primarily due to the $20.6 million decrease in pre-tax income, partially offset by discrete items, which includes the impact of ASU 2016-09, "Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting," with respect to the requirement to recognize excess income tax benefits or deficiencies as income tax benefit or expense in our consolidated statements of operations.
Our effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 was 22.3% compared to 20.9% in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021. Our effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 was higher than the comparable prior year period primarily due to discrete items, which includes the impact of ASU 2016-09, "Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting."
Net Income
As a result of the foregoing, net income decreased to $32.7 million in the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 from $49.6 million in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021, a decrease of $16.9 million or 34.0%.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Overview
Cash capital expenditures typically vary depending on the timing of new store openings and infrastructure-related investments. We plan to make cash capital expenditures of approximately $225 million in fiscal 2022, which exclude the impact of tenant allowances, and which we expect to fund from cash generated from operations, cash on hand, investments and, as needed, borrowings under our Revolving Credit Facility. We expect to incur approximately $85 million of our cash capital expenditure budget in fiscal 2022 to construct and open approximately 160 new stores of the planned 375 to 400 new stores over the next two fiscal years, with the remainder projected to be spent on our store relocations and remodels, our distribution centers, and our corporate infrastructure.
Our primary working capital requirements are for the purchase of store inventory and payment of payroll, rent, other store operating costs and distribution costs. Our working capital requirements fluctuate during the year, rising in the third and fourth fiscal quarters as we take title to increasing quantities of inventory in anticipation of our peak, year-end holiday shopping season in the fourth fiscal quarter. Fluctuations in working capital are also driven by the timing of new store openings.
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Historically, we have funded our capital expenditures and working capital requirements during the fiscal year with cash on-hand, net cash provided by operating activities and borrowings under our Revolving Credit Facility, which expires in April 2023, as needed, and we expect that funding to continue. When we have used our Revolving Credit Facility, the amount of indebtedness outstanding under it has tended to be the highest in the beginning of the fourth quarter of each fiscal year. To the extent that we have drawn on the facility, we have paid down the borrowings before the end of the fiscal year with cash generated during our peak selling season in the fourth quarter. Although it is not possible to reliably estimate the duration or severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting financial impact on our results of operations, financial position and liquidity, we have the ability to draw down on our Revolving Credit Facility if and as needed. As of April 30, 2022, we did not have any direct borrowings under our Revolving Credit Facility and had approximately $191 million available on the line of credit.
On March 20, 2018, our Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to $100 million of the our common stock through March 31, 2021, on the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise. On March 9, 2021, our Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase program for up to $100 million of our common stock through March 21, 2024. In fiscal 2021, we purchased 368,699 shares under the share repurchase program at an aggregate cost of approximately $60.0 million, or average price of $162.75 per share. During the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022, we purchased 247,132 shares under the share repurchase program at an aggregate cost of approximately $40,0 million, or an average price of $161.88 per share. As of April 30, 2022, the share repurchase program approved on March 9, 2021 has been completed. Since approval of the share repurchase program in March 2018, we have purchased approximately 1,100,000 shares for an aggregate cost of approximately $150 million.
Based on our growth plans, we believe that our cash position, which includes our cash equivalents and short-term investments, net cash provided by operating activities and availability under our Revolving Credit Facility, which expires in April 2023, will be adequate to finance our planned capital expenditures, authorized share repurchases and working capital requirements over the next 12 months and for the foreseeable future thereafter. If cash flows from operations and borrowings under our Revolving Credit Facility are not sufficient or available to meet our requirements, then we will be required to obtain additional equity or debt financing in the future. There can be no assurance that equity or debt financing will be available to us when we need it or, if available, that the terms will be satisfactory to us and not dilutive to our then-current shareholders.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our business operations and results of operations, including our net sales, earnings and cash flows, were materially impacted in fiscal 2020 as a result of the temporary closures of our stores in the first half of 2020, and decreased customer traffic in stores, as the result of limitations on the number of persons permitted in stores at one time by certain local and state regulations. Our ability to operate improved beginning in the second half of fiscal 2020 and extending into fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2022.
Cash Flows
A summary of our cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities is presented in the following table (in millions):
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 30, 2022May 1, 2021
Net cash provided by operating activities$42.1 $66.7 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities57.4 (244.7)
Net cash used in financing activities(44.0)(6.6)
Net increase (decrease) during period in cash and cash equivalents (1)
$55.5 $(184.6)
(1) Components may not add to total due to rounding.

Cash Provided by Operating Activities
Net cash provided by operating activities for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 was $42.1 million, a decrease of $24.6 million compared to the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021. The decrease was primarily due to changes in working capital and a decrease in operating cash flows from store performance.
Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities
Net cash provided by investing activities for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 was $57.4 million, an increase of $302.1 million compared to the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in net sales, maturities, and redemptions of investment securities, partially offset by a decrease in capital expenditures.
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Cash Used in Financing Activities
Net cash used in financing activities for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022 was $44.0 million, an increase of $37.4 million compared to the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2021. The increase was primarily the result of an increase in the repurchase and retirement of common stock.
Line of Credit
On January 27, 2021, we entered into a First Amendment to Credit Agreement (the "First Amendment") which amended the Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (as amended by the Fifth Amendment, the “Credit Agreement”) dated April 24, 2020 among the Company, 1616 Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("1616 Holdings" and together with the Company, the "Loan Parties"), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as administrative agent (the “Agent”), and other lenders party thereto (the "Lenders").
The Credit Agreement provides for a secured asset-based revolving line of credit in the amount of up to $225.0 million (the "Revolving Credit Facility"). Advances under the Revolving Credit Facility are tied to a borrowing base consisting of eligible credit card receivables and inventory, as reduced by certain reserves in effect from time to time. Pursuant to the Credit Agreement, inventory appraisals and certain other diligence items are deferred, with reduced advance rates during the period that such appraisals have not been delivered. The Revolving Credit Facility expires on the earliest to occur of (i) April 24, 2023 or (ii) an event of default.
The Revolving Credit Facility may be increased up to $150.0 million, subject to certain conditions, including obtaining commitments from one or more Lenders (the "Accordion"). Pursuant to the First Amendment, we obtained commitments from the Lenders that would allow us at our election (subject only to satisfaction of certain customary conditions such as the absence of any Event of Default), to increase the amount of the Revolving Credit Facility by an aggregate principal amount up to $50.0 million within the Accordion (the "Committed Increase"). The entire amount of the Revolving Credit Facility is available for the issuance of letters of credit and allows for swingline loans.
The Credit Agreement provides that the interest rate payable on borrowings shall be, at our option, a per annum rate equal to (a) a base rate plus an applicable margin ranging from 0.25% to 0.75% or (b) a LIBOR rate plus a margin ranging from 1.25% to 1.75%. Letter of credit fees range from 1.25% to 1.75%. The interest rate and letter of credit fees under the Credit Agreement are subject to an increase of 2.00% per annum upon an event of default.
The Credit Agreement contains customary covenants that limit, absent lender approval, the ability of the Company and certain of its affiliates to, among other things, pay cash dividends, incur debt, create liens and encumbrances, redeem or repurchase stock, enter into certain acquisition transactions with affiliates, merge, dissolve, repay certain indebtedness, change the nature of our business, enter sale or leaseback transactions, make investments or dispose of assets. In some cases, these restrictions are subject to certain negotiated exceptions or permit us to undertake otherwise restricted activities if it satisfies certain conditions. In addition, we will be required to maintain availability of not less than (i) 12.5% of the lesser of (x) aggregate commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility and (y) the borrowing base (the "loan cap") during the period that inventory appraisals have not been delivered as described above and (ii) at all other times 10% of the loan cap.
If there exists an event of default or availability under the Revolving Credit Facility is less than 15% of the loan cap, amounts in any of the Loan Parties’ or subsidiary guarantors' designated deposit accounts will be transferred daily into a blocked account held by the Agent and applied to reduce outstanding amounts under the Revolving Credit Facility (the “Cash Dominion Event”), so long as (i) such event of default has not been waived and/or (ii) until availability has exceeded 15% of the loan cap for sixty (60) consecutive calendar days (provided that such ability to discontinue the Cash Dominion Event shall be limited to two times during the term of the Credit Agreement).
The Credit Agreement contains customary events of default including, among other things, failure to pay obligations when due, initiation of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, defaults on certain other indebtedness, change of control, incurrence of certain material judgments that are not stayed, satisfied, bonded or discharged within 30 days, certain ERISA events, invalidity of the credit documents, and violation of affirmative and negative covenants or breach of representations and warranties set forth in the Credit Agreement. Amounts under the Revolving Credit Facility may become due upon events of default (subject to any applicable grace or cure periods).
All obligations under the Revolving Credit Facility are guaranteed by 1616 Holdings and secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company and 1616 Holdings.
As of April 30, 2022, we had no borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility and had approximately $191 million available under the Revolving Credit Facility.
As of April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021, we were in compliance with the covenants applicable to it under the Credit Agreement.
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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions. Predicting future events is inherently an imprecise activity and, as such, requires the use of judgment. Actual results may vary from estimates in amounts that may be material to the financial statements. An accounting policy is deemed to be critical if it requires an accounting estimate to be made based on assumptions about matters that are highly uncertain at the time the estimate is made, and if different estimates that reasonably could have been used, or changes in the accounting estimates that are reasonably likely to occur periodically, could materially impact our consolidated financial statements. Our critical accounting policies and estimates are discussed in the Annual Report.
Contractual Obligations
Except as set forth below, there have been no material changes to our contractual obligations as disclosed in the Annual Report, other than those which occur in the ordinary course of business.
From January 30, 2021 to April 30, 2022, we have entered into 43 new fully executed retail leases with average terms of approximately 10 years and other lease modifications that have future minimum lease payments of approximately $97.6 million.
In March 2021, we acquired land in Indianapolis, Indiana, to build an approximately 1,030,000 square foot distribution center to support our anticipated growth. The total cost of the land and building is expected to be approximately $61 million, of which approximately $54 million has been paid through April 30, 2022. We expect to occupy the distribution center in the first half of 2022.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
For the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022, we were not party to any material off-balance sheet arrangements that are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, net sales, expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
See "Note 1 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies" to the unaudited consolidated financial statements included in "Part I. Financial Information, Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements" of this Form 10-Q, for a detailed description of recently issued accounting pronouncements.
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Interest Rate Risk
Our principal market risk relates to interest rate sensitivity, which is the risk that future changes in interest rates will reduce our net income or net assets. We have investment securities that are interest-bearing securities and if there are changes in interest rates, those changes would affect the interest income we earn on these investments and, therefore, impact our cash flows and results of operations. However, due to the short term nature of our investment portfolio, we do not believe an immediate 100 basis point increase or decrease in interest rates would have a material effect on the fair market value of our portfolio, and accordingly we do not expect our operating results or cash flows to be materially affected by a sudden change in market interest rates.
We also have a Revolving Credit Facility which includes a revolving line of credit, which bears interest at a variable rate. Because our Revolving Credit Facility bears interest at a variable rate, we will be exposed to market risks relating to changes in interest rates, which could materially impact our consolidated statements of operations should we have any material borrowings under our Revolving Credit Facility.
As of April 30, 2022, we had approximately $191 million available on the line of credit. The Credit Agreement provides that the interest rate payable on borrowings shall be, at the Company’s option, a per annum rate equal to (a) a base rate plus an applicable margin ranging from 0.25% to 0.75% or (b) a LIBOR rate plus a margin ranging from 1.25% to 1.75%. Letter of credit fees range from 1.25% to 1.75%. The interest rate and letter of credit fees under the Credit Agreement are subject to an increase of 2.00% per annum upon an event of default. We do not use derivative financial instruments for speculative or trading purposes, but this does not preclude our adoption of specific hedging strategies in the future.
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Impact of Inflation
Our results of operations and financial condition are presented based on historical cost. While it is difficult to accurately measure the impact of inflation due to the imprecise nature of the estimates required, we believe the effects of inflation, if any, on our historical results of operations and financial condition have been immaterial. We seek to minimize the impact of increasing prices and general inflation in a variety of ways, including, with respect to our merchandise, by sourcing from different vendors and changing our product mix. We cannot assure you, however, that our results of operations and financial condition will not be materially impacted by inflation in the future.
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Our management has evaluated, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rule 13(a)-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) of the Exchange Act. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are effective at a reasonable assurance level in ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is (1) recorded, processed, summarized and reported in a timely manner and (2) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent or detect all errors and all fraud. While our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance of their effectiveness, because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There were no changes to our internal control over financial reporting during the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022, as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f), that have materially affected, or that are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
We are subject to various proceedings, lawsuits, disputes, and claims arising in the ordinary course of our business. Many of these actions raise complex factual and legal issues and are subject to uncertainties. Actions filed against us from time to time include commercial, intellectual property, customer, and employment actions, including class action lawsuits. The plaintiffs in some actions seek unspecified damages or injunctive relief, or both. Actions are in various procedural stages, and some are covered in part by insurance. We cannot predict with assurance the outcome of actions brought against us. Accordingly, adverse developments, settlements, or resolutions may occur and negatively impact income in the quarter of such development, settlement or resolution. If a potential loss arising from these lawsuits, claims and pending actions is probable and reasonably estimable, we record the estimated liability based on circumstances and assumptions existing at the time. Although the outcome of these and other claims cannot be predicted with certainty, management does not believe that the ultimate resolution of these matters will have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

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ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
Risk factors that affect our business and financial results are discussed in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report. There have been no material changes in our risk factors from those previously disclosed in our Annual Report. You should carefully consider the risks described in our Annual Report, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described in our Annual Report are not the only risks we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, and/or operating results. If any of the risks actually occur, our business, financial condition, and/or results of operations could be negatively affected.
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
None.
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
Not applicable.
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
Not applicable.
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION
None.
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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
(a) Exhibits
 
No.Description
10.35†
31.1
31.2
32.1
32.2
101*The following financial information from this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2022, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) and furnished electronically herewith: (i) the Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 30, 2022, January 29, 2022 and May 1, 2021; (ii) the Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021; (iii) the Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021; (iv) the Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2021 and (v) the Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements, tagged in detail.
104*Coverage Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).
Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
*Pursuant to applicable securities laws and regulations, this interactive data file is deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under those sections.

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SIGNATURES
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.
 
 FIVE BELOW, INC.
Date: June 9, 2022 /s/ Joel D. Anderson
 Joel D. Anderson
 President and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)
Date: June 9, 2022 /s/ Kenneth R. Bull
 Kenneth R. Bull
 Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
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EX-10.35 2 form10q_q12022fiveex1035.htm EXHIBIT 10.35 Document

Exhibit 10.35
Grant Schedule
Grantee’s Name:[∙]
Grant Date:March 7, 2022
Target Number of Restricted Stock Units (the “Performance Units”):[∙]
1.Percentage of Performance Units subject to Adjusted Operating Income performance metrics (the “AOI Units”):
50%
2. Percentage of Performance Units subject to Total Shareholder Return performance metrics (the “TSR Units”):50%

Performance Goals
The performance goals applicable to this Award are set forth below:

Adjusted Operating Income

The AOI Units may be Earned (as defined below) based upon the Company’s “Adjusted Operating Income” (as defined below) (the “Adjusted Operating Income Goal”) over the three year period commencing on January 30, 2022 and ending on February 1, 2025 (the “AOI Performance Period”), as follows:

Adjusted Operating Income GoalThresholdTargetAbove TargetMaximum
Adjusted Operating Income over the AOI Performance Period (in millions)$1,298$1,621$1,781$1,943 or more
Percentage of AOI Units Earned50% of AOI Units100% of AOI Units150% of AOI Units200% of AOI Units

The Committee will interpolate proportionately to determine the number of AOI Units which satisfy the level of Adjusted Operating Income between the threshold and the target, between the target and above target or between above target and maximum. No AOI Units will be Earned if the level of Adjusted Operating Income performance is below the threshold.
For the purposes of determining the attainment of the Adjusted Operating Income Goal, “Adjusted Operating Income” shall be defined as the Company’s operating income as reflected in the Company’s audited financial statements, adjusted to exclude the impact of:

All expense (net of reimbursement) incurred as part of a public offering of the Company’s securities,     whether by the Company or by selling shareholders or both;
Expenses incurred related to acquisition transaction costs;
Income/expense incurred due to a change in accounting principles;
External expenses incurred during the start-up period (covering all periods up to the first day that sales are generated) for any “new business venture.” A new business venture is any business that is not the Company’s brick and mortar business operated under the Five Below name and located in the United States of America. A new business venture shall not, however, include an on-line business; and
Any other adjustments that may be approved by the Committee.





The determination of Adjusted Operating Income will be made in the sole discretion of the Committee. The Committee has discretion to modify the definition of Adjusted Operating Income, with the Board reserving the right to ratify, modify or reverse the Committee’s decision.

At the end of the AOI Performance Period, any AOI Units that are not Earned based upon the Company’s level of Adjusted Operating Income shall be forfeited with no further compensation due to the Grantee.


Total Shareholder Return

One fourth of the TSR Units may be Earned based upon the Company’s TSR, relative to that of its Peer Group, during each TSR Performance Period, based on the scale set forth below:

TSR Performance Percentile1/4 of TSR Units Earned at:
Maximum85th200%
Target55th100%
Threshold25th25%

For each TSR Performance Period, the Committee will interpolate proportionately to determine the number of TSR Units Earned for TSR Performance between threshold and target, or between target and maximum. If the level of TSR Performance is below the threshold for a TSR Performance Period, no TSR Units will be Earned for such period. For the purposes of determining the Company’s TSR ranking relative to the Peer Group in the table above, the Company will be specifically excluded from the Peer Group TSR calculation.

The following terms shall be defined as set forth below:

“Earned” means a TSR Unit that has been tentatively credited for the Grantee’s benefit based on the satisfaction of applicable performance conditions as provided in the table above.
“Ending Stock Price” means the average of the closing price of a share of such company’s stock for the twenty (20) consecutive trading days ending on the last day of the applicable TSR Performance Period.
“Peer Group” means the following companies: Burlington Stores, Inc., Ulta Beauty, Inc., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Lululemon Athletica Inc., Under Armour, Inc., American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Urban Outfitters, Inc., RH, Carter’s, Inc., Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc., Columbia Sportswear Co., Designer Brands Inc., Deckers Outdoor Corp., Sleep Number Corporation, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc., The TJX Companies, Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Dollar Tree, Inc., and Ross Stores, Inc., subject to the following adjustments. If a company ceases to be publicly traded during any TSR Performance Period due to bankruptcy, delisting or liquidation, such company will not be removed from the Peer Group and will be ranked in the Peer Group based on a TSR of negative one hundred percent (-100%) for the TSR Performance Period in which such bankruptcy, delisting or liquidation occurs and for any TSR Performance Period ending thereafter. If a company ceases to be publicly traded during any TSR Performance Period due to merger, acquisition or other corporate action (or for any other reason not specifically set forth herein), such company will be removed from the Peer Group for the TSR Performance Period in which such merger, acquisition or other event occurs and for any TSR Performance Period ending thereafter.
“Starting Stock Price” means the average of the closing prices of a share of such company’s common stock for the twenty (20) consecutive trading days ending on January 30, 2022.
“TSR” for any given company means the Ending Stock Price plus the value of reinvested dividends of such company during the applicable TSR Performance Period, divided by the Starting Stock Price for such company. For purposes of the calculation, dividend reinvestment will be deemed to occur on the ex-dividend date.




“TSR Performance” means the TSR for the Company relative to the TSR of the other members of the Peer Group for a specified TSR Performance Period, expressed as a percentile ranking. The determination of TSR Performance will be made in the sole discretion of the Committee.
“TSR Performance Period” means each of the following: (w) the period from January 30, 2022 through May 4, 2024, (x) the period from January 30, 2022 through August 3, 2024, (y) the period from January 30, 2022 through November 2, 2024 and (z) the period from January 30, 2022 through February 1, 2025.

Vesting

If the Grantee remains continuously employed with the Company or its Affiliates through February 1, 2025, all Earned Performance Units will then vest. Unless otherwise specifically provided below or determined by the Committee, if the Grantee’s employment with the Company ceases for any reason prior to February 1, 2025, all Performance Units (whether or not Earned) will then be forfeited immediately and automatically. For purposes of this Award, employment with the Company will be deemed to include employment with Affiliates (but only during the period of such affiliation).
Notwithstanding the foregoing:

a.If the Grantee ceases to be employed by the Company between January 30, 2022 and February 1, 2025 as a result of his or her death or Disability:
The AOI Units will immediately vest at the Target level,
With respect to any completed TSR Performance Periods, all previously Earned TSR Units will immediately vest, and
With respect to each TSR Performance Period that has not yet been completed, one fourth (1/4) of the TSR Units will vest (at the Target level).

Any remaining Performance Units will be forfeited immediately upon such termination of employment.

a.In the event of a Change in Control that occurs between January 30, 2022 and February 1, 2025 (subject to the Grantee’s continued employment through the consummation of such Change in Control),
The AOI Units will immediately vest at the Target level,
With respect to any completed TSR Performance Periods, all previously Earned TSR Units will immediately vest, and
With respect to each TSR Performance Period that has not yet been completed, such performance period will end and the greater of (i) one fourth (1/4) of the TSR Units (at the Target level), and (ii) the number of TSR Units that would have been Earned (as determined by the Committee) for such TSR Performance Period had the last day of the TSR Performance Period been the date immediately preceding the Change in Control, will immediately vest.

Any remaining Performance Units will be forfeited immediately upon such Change in Control.

Delivery

In the event that any Performance Units become vested, a number of Shares equal to the number of vested Performance Units will be issued to the Grantee, either by book-entry registration or issuance of a stock certificate or certificates. For vesting occurring upon completion of all performance periods on February 1, 2025, such issuance will occur as soon as administratively practicable following the date that the Committee determines the extent to which the applicable performance goals have been achieved, but in no event later than December 31, 2025. For vesting occurring as a result of a Change in Control or the Grantee’s death or Disability, such issuance will occur no later than ten (10) business days following the date of such Change in Control or the Grantee’s death or Disability.




The Award was made by the Company on the Grant Date.

FIVE BELOW, INC.



By:
Name:
Title:
DATED:





Award Agreement for Restricted Stock Units under the Five Below, Inc.

Amended and Restated Equity Incentive Plan
THIS AWARD AGREEMENT FOR RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS (this “Agreement”) is made by Five Below, Inc. (the “Company”) to the participant named on the grant schedule attached hereto (the “Grantee”), dated as of the date set forth on the grant schedule attached hereto (the “Grant Date”).
RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Company desires to award Restricted Stock Units to the Grantee under the Five Below, Inc. Amended and Restated Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”), pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of these premises and the agreements set forth herein, the parties, intending to be legally bound hereby, agree as follows:
1.Grant Schedule. Certain terms of the grant of Restricted Stock Units are set forth on the grant schedule (the “Grant Schedule”) that is attached to, and is a part of, this Agreement.

2.Grant of Restricted Stock Units. As of the Grant Date, pursuant to the Plan, the Company hereby awards to the Grantee the number of Restricted Stock Units set forth on the Grant Schedule (the “Award”), subject to the restrictions and on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and the Plan. The terms of the Plan are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by this reference, as though fully set forth herein. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein, including the Grant Schedule, will have the same meaning as defined in the Plan.

3.Grant Date. The Grant Date of the Restricted Stock Units is set forth on the Grant Schedule.

4.Performance Target. To the extent that the Grant Schedule includes one or more performance-based targets, the Grant Schedule will specify the extent to which the Restricted Stock Units will be forfeited for failure to achieve the performance-based target(s).

5.Vesting. The Restricted Stock Units will become “Earned” (as such term is defined in the Grant Schedule) and will vest as set forth on the Grant Schedule. No Earned Restricted Stock Units will be considered vested unless and until such Earned Restricted Stock Units vest in accordance with the Grant Schedule.

6.Transferability. The Restricted Stock Units are not transferable or assignable otherwise than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. Any attempt to transfer Restricted Stock Units, whether by transfer, pledge, hypothecation or otherwise and whether voluntary or involuntary, by operation of law or otherwise, will not vest the transferee with any interest or right in or with respect to such Restricted Stock Units.

7.Section 409A. This Award is intended to be exempt from the requirements of Section 409A of the Code and should be interpreted accordingly. Nonetheless, the Company makes no guarantee regarding the tax treatment of this Award.

8.Issuance of Shares.

a.Shares will be issued in respect of vested Restricted Stock Units at the time specified in the Grant Schedule. Any Shares issued to the Grantee hereunder shall be fully paid and non-assessable.

b.The Company may require, as a condition of the issuance of Shares hereunder, that the Grantee remit to the Company an amount sufficient in the opinion of the Company to satisfy any federal, state and other governmental tax withholding requirements related to the issuance of such Shares. The Committee, in its sole discretion, may permit the Grantee to satisfy such obligation by delivering Shares or by directing the Company to withhold from delivery Shares, in either case valued at their Fair Market Value on the applicable issuance date, with fractional Shares being settled in cash.

c.The Grantee will not be deemed for any purpose to be, or have rights as, a stockholder of the Company by virtue of the grant of Restricted Stock Units, until Shares are issued in settlement of such Restricted Stock Units. Upon the issuance of a stock certificate or the making of an appropriate book entry on the books of the transfer agent, the Grantee will have all of the rights of a stockholder.





9.Securities Matters. The Company shall be under no obligation to effect the registration pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) of any interests in the Plan or any Shares to be issued thereunder or to effect similar compliance under any state laws. The Company shall not be obligated to cause to be issued any Shares, whether by means of stock certificates or appropriate book entries, unless and until the Company is advised by its counsel that the issuance of such Shares is in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations of governmental authority and the requirements of any securities exchange on which Shares are traded. The Committee may require, as a condition of the issuance of Shares pursuant to the terms hereof, that the recipient of such Shares make such covenants, agreements and representations, and that any certificates bear such legends and any book entries be subject to such electronic coding or stop order, as the Committee, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or desirable. The Grantee specifically understands and agrees that the Shares, if and when issued, may be “restricted securities,” as that term is defined in Rule 144 under the 1933 Act and, accordingly, the Grantee may be required to hold the Shares indefinitely unless they are registered under the 1933 Act or an exemption from such registration is available.
10.Delays or Omissions. No delay or omission to exercise any right, power or remedy accruing to any party hereto upon any breach or default of any party under this Agreement, will impair any such right, power or remedy of such party, nor will it be construed to be a waiver of any such breach or default, or an acquiescence therein, or of or in any similar breach or default thereafter occurring, nor will any waiver of any single breach or default be deemed a waiver of any other breach or default theretofore or thereafter occurring. Any waiver, permit, consent or approval of any kind or character by the of any breach or default under this Agreement, or any waiver on the part of any party or any provisions or conditions of this Agreement, must be in a writing signed by such party and will be effective only to the extent specifically set forth in such writing.
11.Withholding. The Company reserves the right to withhold, in accordance with any applicable laws, from any consideration payable or property transferable to Grantee any taxes required to be withheld by federal, state or local law as a result of the grant or vesting of this Award or other disposition of the Shares.
12.Right of Discharge Preserved. The grant of Restricted Stock Units hereunder will not confer upon the Grantee any right to continue in service with the Company or any of its subsidiaries or Affiliates.
13.The Plan. By accepting this Award, the Grantee acknowledges that the Grantee has received a copy of the Plan, has read the Plan and is familiar with its terms, and accepts the Restricted Stock Units subject to all of the terms and provisions of the Plan, as amended from time to time. Pursuant to the Plan, the Board or its Committee is authorized to interpret the Plan and to adopt rules and regulations not inconsistent with the Plan as it deems appropriate. By accepting this Award, the Grantee acknowledges and agrees to accept as binding, conclusive and final all decisions or interpretations of the Board or its Committee upon any questions arising under the Plan.
14.Company Policies. The Grantee agrees, in consideration for the grant of Restricted Stock Units, to be subject to any policies of the Company and its Affiliates regarding clawbacks, securities trading, and hedging or pledging of securities that may be in effect from time to time, or as may otherwise be required by applicable law, regulation or exchange listing standard.
15.Governing Law. This Agreement and all claims or causes of action (whether in contract or tort) that may be based upon, arise out of or relate to this Agreement or the negotiation, execution or performance of this Agreement (including any claim or cause of action based upon, arising out of or related to any representation or warranty made in or in connection with this Agreement or as an inducement to enter this Agreement) shall be governed by, and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to the application of the principles of conflicts of laws.


EX-31.1 3 form10q_q12022fiveex311.htm EXHIBIT 31.1 Document

CERTIFICATIONExhibit 31.1
I, Joel D. Anderson, certify that:
1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Five Below, Inc.;
2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
(a)Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
(b)Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
(c)Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
(d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
(a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
(b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
By: /s/ Joel D. Anderson
 Name:Joel D. Anderson
 Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Dated: June 9, 2022


EX-31.2 4 form10q_q12022fiveex312.htm EXHIBIT 31.2 Document

CERTIFICATIONExhibit 31.2
I, Kenneth R. Bull, certify that:
1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Five Below, Inc.;
2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
(a)Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
(b)Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
(c)Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
(d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
(a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
(b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
By: /s/ Kenneth R. Bull
 Name:Kenneth R. Bull
 Title: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Dated: June 9, 2022

EX-32.1 5 form10q_q12022fiveex321.htm EXHIBIT 32.1 Document

Exhibit 32.1
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the quarterly report of Five Below, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2022 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Joel D. Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(1)The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2)The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
/s/ Joel D. Anderson
Joel D. Anderson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: June 9, 2022

EX-32.2 6 form10q_q12022fiveex322.htm EXHIBIT 32.2 Document

Exhibit 32.2
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the quarterly report of Five Below, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2022 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Kenneth R. Bull, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(1)The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2)The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
/s/ Kenneth R. Bull
Kenneth R. Bull
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Date: June 9, 2022

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