10-Q 1 vnce-10q_20180804.htm Q2 2018 10-Q vnce-10q_20180804.htm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

For the quarterly period ended August 4, 2018

Or

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

Commission File Number: 001-36212

 

VINCE HOLDING CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

Delaware

75-3264870

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

500 5th Avenue—20th Floor

New York, New York 10110

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

(212) 515-2600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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

 

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

  

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  

 

 

 

Common Stock

Outstanding at August 31, 2018

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

11,621,012 shares

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

VINCE HOLDING CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

 

 

Page
Number

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements:

 

 

 

 

 

a)

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at August 4, 2018 and February 3, 2018

4

 

 

 

 

b)

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the three and six months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017

5

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017

6

 

 

 

 

d)

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

7

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

22

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk

31

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

32

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

33

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

34

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

34

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

34

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

34

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

34

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

34

 

 

 

 

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DISCLOSURES REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and any statements incorporated by reference herein, contains forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are indicated by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “forecast,” “envision” and other similar phrases. Although we believe the assumptions and expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these assumptions and expectations may not prove to be correct and we may not achieve the results or benefits anticipated. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of actual results, and our actual results may differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control, including, without limitation: our ability to continue having the liquidity necessary to service our debt, meet contractual payment obligations, and fund our operations; our ability to comply with the covenants under our credit facilities; our ability to successfully operate the newly implemented systems, processes and functions recently transitioned from Kellwood Company, LLC; our ability to remediate the identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting; further impairment of our goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets; our ability to realize the benefits of our recently announced strategic initiatives; the execution and management of our retail store growth plans; our ability to make lease payments when due; our ability to ensure the proper operation of the distribution facility by a third-party logistics provider; our ability to remain competitive in the areas of merchandise quality, price, breadth of selection and customer service; our ability to anticipate and/or react to changes in customer demand and attract new customers, including in connection with making inventory commitments; our ability to manage excess inventory in a way that will promote the long-term health of the brand; changes in consumer confidence and spending; our ability to maintain projected profit margins; the execution and management of our international expansion, including our ability to promote our brand and merchandise outside the U.S. and find suitable partners in certain geographies; our ability to expand our product offerings into new product categories, including the ability to find suitable licensing partners; our ability to successfully implement our marketing initiatives; our ability to protect our trademarks in the U.S. and internationally; our ability to maintain the security of electronic and other confidential information; serious disruptions and catastrophic events; changes in global economies and credit and financial markets; competition; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; commodity, raw material and other cost increases; compliance with domestic and international laws, regulations and orders; changes in laws and regulations; outcomes of litigation and proceedings and the availability of insurance, indemnification and other third-party coverage of any losses suffered in connection therewith; effect of the U.S. federal income tax law reform; other tax matters; and other factors as set forth from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including those described in this report on Form 10-Q and our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 25, 2018 (the “2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K”) under the heading “Item 1A—Risk Factors.” We intend these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this report on Form 10-Q and do not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available, except as required by law.

 

 

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

VINCE HOLDING CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unaudited)

 

 

 

August 4,

 

 

February 3,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2018

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

5,321

 

 

$

5,372

 

Trade receivables, net

 

 

22,999

 

 

 

20,760

 

Inventories, net

 

 

61,616

 

 

 

48,921

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

6,726

 

 

 

6,521

 

Total current assets

 

 

96,662

 

 

 

81,574

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

29,271

 

 

 

31,608

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

76,800

 

 

 

77,099

 

Goodwill

 

 

41,435

 

 

 

41,435

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

379

 

 

 

379

 

Other assets

 

 

2,237

 

 

 

2,439

 

Total assets

 

$

246,784

 

 

$

234,534

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

30,569

 

 

$

22,556

 

Accrued salaries and employee benefits

 

 

4,347

 

 

 

6,715

 

Other accrued expenses

 

 

8,938

 

 

 

7,906

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

 

 

 

8,000

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

43,854

 

 

 

45,177

 

Long-term debt

 

 

63,584

 

 

 

40,682

 

Deferred rent

 

 

15,172

 

 

 

15,633

 

Other liabilities

 

 

58,273

 

 

 

58,273

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock at $0.01 par value (100,000,000 shares authorized, 11,621,012 and 11,616,500 shares issued and outstanding at August 4, 2018 and February 3, 2018, respectively)

 

 

116

 

 

 

116

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

1,113,933

 

 

 

1,113,342

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(1,048,083

)

 

 

(1,038,624

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(65

)

 

 

(65

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

65,901

 

 

 

74,769

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

246,784

 

 

$

234,534

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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VINCE HOLDING CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

August 4,

 

 

July 29,

 

 

August 4,

 

 

July 29,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Net sales

 

$

63,128

 

 

$

60,822

 

 

$

117,642

 

 

$

118,867

 

Cost of products sold

 

 

35,409

 

 

 

35,266

 

 

 

64,387

 

 

 

67,720

 

Gross profit

 

 

27,719

 

 

 

25,556

 

 

 

53,255

 

 

 

51,147

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

30,143

 

 

 

34,416

 

 

 

60,043

 

 

 

68,200

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(2,424

)

 

 

(8,860

)

 

 

(6,788

)

 

 

(17,053

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

1,297

 

 

 

1,276

 

 

 

2,586

 

 

 

2,320

 

Other (income) expense, net

 

 

73

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

3

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(3,794

)

 

 

(10,138

)

 

 

(9,383

)

 

 

(19,376

)

Provision for income taxes

 

 

28

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

76

 

 

 

48

 

Net loss and comprehensive loss

 

$

(3,822

)

 

$

(10,134

)

 

$

(9,459

)

 

$

(19,424

)

Loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic loss per share

 

$

(0.33

)

 

$

(2.05

)

 

$

(0.81

)

 

$

(3.93

)

Diluted loss per share

 

$

(0.33

)

 

$

(2.05

)

 

$

(0.81

)

 

$

(3.93

)

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

11,619,664

 

 

 

4,944,971

 

 

 

11,618,082

 

 

 

4,943,898

 

Diluted

 

 

11,619,664

 

 

 

4,944,971

 

 

 

11,618,082

 

 

 

4,943,898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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VINCE HOLDING CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

August 4, 2018

 

 

July 29, 2017

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(9,459

)

 

$

(19,424

)

Add (deduct) items not affecting operating cash flows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

4,100

 

 

 

4,891

 

Provision for inventories

 

 

107

 

 

 

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

 

259

 

 

 

 

Deferred rent

 

 

(661

)

 

 

(480

)

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

593

 

 

 

483

 

Other

 

 

490

 

 

 

442

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables, net

 

 

(2,239

)

 

 

(8,603

)

Inventories

 

 

(12,802

)

 

 

(3,313

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

123

 

 

 

(2,166

)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

5,973

 

 

 

(9,376

)

Other assets and liabilities

 

 

80

 

 

 

(231

)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(13,436

)

 

 

(37,777

)

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for capital expenditures

 

 

(1,026

)

 

 

(2,716

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(1,026

)

 

 

(2,716

)

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility

 

 

105,062

 

 

 

149,998

 

Repayment of borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility

 

 

(86,562

)

 

 

(126,682

)

Repayment of borrowings under the Term Loan Facility

 

 

(4,000

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from stock option exercises and issuance of common stock

under employee stock purchase plan

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

Financing fees

 

 

(90

)

 

 

(15

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

14,410

 

 

 

23,333

 

Decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

(52

)

 

 

(17,160

)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

 

5,445

 

 

 

21,036

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

 

$

5,393

 

 

$

3,876

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash payments on Tax Receivable Agreement obligation

 

 

351

 

 

 

 

Cash payments for interest

 

 

2,496

 

 

 

1,909

 

Cash payments for income taxes, net of refunds

 

 

(11

)

 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures in accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

724

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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VINCE HOLDING CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(in thousands except share and per share data)

Note 1. Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

On November 27, 2013, Vince Holding Corp. (“VHC” or the “Company”), previously known as Apparel Holding Corp., closed an initial public offering (“IPO”) of its common stock and completed a series of restructuring transactions (the “Restructuring Transactions”) through which Kellwood Holding, LLC acquired the non-Vince businesses, which included Kellwood Company, LLC (“Kellwood Company” or Kellwood”), from the Company. The Company continues to own and operate the Vince business, which includes Vince, LLC.

Prior to the IPO and the Restructuring Transactions, VHC was a diversified apparel company operating a broad portfolio of fashion brands, which included the Vince business. As a result of the IPO and Restructuring Transactions, the non-Vince businesses were separated from the Vince business, and the stockholders immediately prior to the consummation of the Restructuring Transactions (the “Pre-IPO Stockholders”) (through their ownership of Kellwood Holding, LLC) retained the full ownership and control of the non-Vince businesses. The Vince business is now the sole operating business of VHC.

(A) Description of Business: Established in 2002, Vince is a global luxury apparel and accessories brand best known for creating elevated yet understated pieces for every day. The collections are inspired by the brand’s California origins and embody a feeling of warm and effortless style. Vince designs uncomplicated yet refined pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease.  Known for its range of luxury products, Vince offers wide array of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, and capsule collection of handbags, and home for a global lifestyle. The Company reaches its customers through a variety of channels, specifically through major wholesale department stores and specialty stores in the United States (“U.S.”) and select international markets, as well as through the Company’s branded retail locations and the Company’s website. The Company designs products in the U.S. and sources the vast majority of products from contract manufacturers outside the U.S., primarily in Asia. Products are manufactured to meet the Company’s product specifications and labor standards.

(B) Basis of Presentation: The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted. Therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with VHC’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2018, as set forth in the 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the Company’s accounts and the accounts of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries as of August 4, 2018. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting solely of normal recurring adjustments) and disclosures necessary for a fair statement. The results of operations for these periods are not necessarily comparable to, or indicative of, results of any other interim period or the fiscal year as a whole.

(C) Reverse Stock Split: At the close of business on October 23, 2017, the Company effected a 1-for-10 reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The Company’s common stock began trading on a split-adjusted basis when the market opened on October 24, 2017. Pursuant to the Reverse Stock Split, every 10 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock were automatically converted into one share of common stock. No fractional shares were issued if, as a result of the Reverse Stock Split, a stockholder would otherwise have been entitled to a fractional share. Instead, each stockholder was entitled to receive a cash payment based on a pre-split cash in lieu rate of $0.48, which was the average closing price per share on the New York Stock Exchange for the five consecutive trading days immediately preceding October 23, 2017.

The number of authorized shares of common stock has also been reduced from 250,000,000 to 100,000,000. The Company had increased the number of authorized shares from 100,000,000 to 250,000,000 on September 6, 2017 in connection with the closing of the 2017 Rights Offering and related 2017 Investment Agreement (each as defined below) on September 8, 2017.

The accompanying financial statements and notes to the financial statements give retroactive effect to the Reverse Stock Split for all periods presented, unless otherwise noted. The calculation of basic and diluted net earnings (loss) per share, as presented in the condensed consolidated statements of operations, have been determined based on a retroactive adjustment of weighted average shares outstanding for all periods presented. To reflect the reverse stock split on shareholders’ equity, the Company reclassified an amount equal to the par value of the reduced shares from the common stock par value account to the additional paid in capital account, resulting in no net impact to shareholders' equity on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

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(D) Sources and Uses of Liquidity: The Company’s sources of liquidity are cash and cash equivalents, cash flows from operations, if any, borrowings available under the New Revolving Credit Facility (as defined below) and the Company’s ability to access capital markets. The Company’s primary cash needs are funding working capital requirements, meeting debt service requirements, paying amounts due under the Tax Receivable Agreement (as defined below) and capital expenditures for new stores and related leasehold improvements.

On August 21, 2018, the Company refinanced its existing Term Loan Facility (as defined below) and Revolving Credit Facility (as defined below) by entering into a new senior secured term loan facility and a new senior secured revolving credit facility. All outstanding amounts under the existing facilities were repaid in full and those existing credit facilities were terminated. See Note 4 “Long-Term Debt and Financing Arrangements” and Note 12 “Subsequent Events” for additional information. The Company believes it will generate sufficient liquidity to fund its working capital and capital expenditure needs, meet its Tax Receivable Agreement obligations, and satisfy its debt maturities and covenants under the New Term Loan Facility (as defined below) and New Revolving Credit Facility for the next twelve months. While we believe based upon our actions to date that we will have sufficient liquidity for the next twelve months, there can be no assurances in the future that we will be able to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to meet our liquidity needs. The Company’s ability to continue to meet its obligations is dependent on its ability to generate positive cash flow from a combination of initiatives and failure to successfully implement these initiatives could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s liquidity and operations in which case the Company would need to implement alternative plans, such as attempting to obtain other financing, in an effort to satisfy our liquidity needs.

 

 

Note 2. Goodwill and Intangible Assets

Net goodwill balances and changes therein by segment were as follows:

 

(in thousands)

 

Wholesale

 

 

Direct-to-consumer

 

 

Total Net Goodwill

 

Balance as of August 4, 2018

 

$

41,435

 

 

$

 

 

$

41,435

 

Balance as of February 3, 2018

 

$

41,435

 

 

$

 

 

$

41,435

 

 

The total carrying amount of goodwill for all periods presented was net of accumulated impairments of $69,253.

The following tables present a summary of identifiable intangible assets:

 

(in thousands)

 

Gross Amount

 

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

 

Accumulated Impairments

 

 

Net Book Value

 

Balance as of August 4, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortizable intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer relationships

 

$

11,970

 

 

$

(6,270

)

 

$

 

 

$

5,700

 

Indefinite-lived intangible asset:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tradename

 

 

101,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

(30,750

)

 

 

71,100

 

Total intangible assets

 

$

113,820

 

 

$

(6,270

)

 

$

(30,750

)

 

$

76,800

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Gross Amount

 

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

 

Accumulated Impairments

 

 

Net Book Value

 

Balance as of February 3, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortizable intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer relationships

 

$

11,970

 

 

$

(5,971

)

 

$

 

 

$

5,999

 

Indefinite-lived intangible asset:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tradename

 

 

101,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

(30,750

)

 

 

71,100

 

Total intangible assets

 

$

113,820

 

 

$

(5,971

)

 

$

(30,750

)

 

$

77,099

 

 

Amortization of identifiable intangible assets was $149 and $150 for the three months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017, respectively and $299 and $300 for the six months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017. The estimated amortization expense for identifiable intangible assets is $599 for each fiscal year for the next five fiscal years.

 

 

 

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Note 3. Fair Value Measurements

Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Subtopic 820-10 defines fair value 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. This guidance outlines a valuation framework, creates a fair value hierarchy to increase the consistency and comparability of fair value measurements, and details the disclosures that are required for items measured at fair value. Financial assets and liabilities are to be measured using inputs from three levels of the fair value hierarchy as follows:

 

Level 1—

 

quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities

 

 

 

Level 2—

 

observable market-based inputs (quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active) or inputs that are corroborated by observable market data

 

 

 

Level 3—

 

significant unobservable inputs that reflect the Company’s assumptions and are not substantially supported by market data

The Company did not have any non-financial assets or non-financial liabilities recognized at fair value on a recurring basis at August 4, 2018 or February 3, 2018. At August 4, 2018 and February 3, 2018, the Company believes that the carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, receivables and accounts payable approximates fair value, due to the short-term maturity of these instruments. The Company’s debt obligations with a carrying value of $64,400 as of August 4, 2018 are at variable interest rates and management estimates that the fair value of the Company’s outstanding debt obligations was approximately $59,000 based upon quoted prices in markets that are not active, which is considered a Level 2 input.

The Company’s non-financial assets, which primarily consist of goodwill, intangible assets, and property and equipment, are not required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis and are reported at their carrying values. However, on a periodic basis whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying value may not be fully recoverable (and at least annually for goodwill and intangible assets), non-financial assets are assessed for impairment and, if applicable, written down to (and recorded at) fair value.

 

 

Note 4. Long-Term Debt and Financing Arrangements

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

 

 

August 4,

 

 

February 3,

 

(in thousands)

 

2018

 

 

2018

 

Term Loan Facility

 

$

29,000

 

 

$

33,000

 

Revolving Credit Facility

 

 

35,400

 

 

 

16,900

 

Total debt principal

 

 

64,400

 

 

 

49,900

 

Less: current portion of long-term debt

 

 

 

 

 

8,000

 

Less: deferred financing costs

 

 

816

 

 

 

1,218

 

Total long-term debt

 

$

63,584

 

 

$

40,682

 

 

On August 21, 2018, the Company refinanced its existing Term Loan Facility (as defined below) and Revolving Credit Facility (as defined below) by entering into a new $27,500 senior secured term loan facility and a new $80,000 senior secured revolving credit facility. All outstanding amounts under the existing facilities were repaid in full and those existing credit facilities were terminated. As the existing debt was refinanced subsequent to the balance sheet date but prior to the issuance of this report on Form 10-Q, the Company moved the current portion of the existing long-term debt to long-term debt. See Note 12 “Subsequent Events” for additional information on the New Term Loan Facility and the New Revolving Credit Facility.

 

Term Loan Facility

On November 27, 2013, Vince, LLC and Vince Intermediate Holding, LLC, a direct subsidiary of VHC and the direct parent company of Vince, LLC (“Vince Intermediate”), entered into a $175,000 senior secured term loan facility (as amended from time to time, the “Term Loan Facility”) with the lenders party thereto, Bank of America, N.A. (“BofA”), as administrative agent, JP Morgan Chase Bank and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as joint lead arrangers, and Cantor Fitzgerald as documentation agent. The Term Loan Facility would have matured on November 27, 2019. Vince, LLC and Vince Intermediate were borrowers (together, the “Borrowers”) and VHC was a guarantor under the Term Loan Facility.

 

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On June 30, 2017, the Borrowers entered into a Waiver, Consent and First Amendment (the “Term Loan Amendment”) which, among other things, (i) waived the Consolidated Net Total Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Term Loan Facility) covenant (as described below) for the test periods from July 2017 through and including April 2019; (ii) required the Borrowers, beginning with the payment due on or around January 2018, to pay a quarterly amortization payment of $3,000 for such fiscal quarter and $2,000 for each fiscal quarter thereafter, provided that there were not less than $15,000 of “availability” under the Revolving Credit Facility on a pro forma basis immediately before and after giving effect to such amortization payment; (iii) prohibited the Company from making any payments on the Tax Receivable Agreement (see Note 11 “Related Party Transactions for further information) before the first amortization payment referenced above was made or if the Borrowers were not current on any of the foregoing amortization payments; (iv) increased the applicable margin by 2.0% per annum on all term loan borrowings; (v) required the Borrowers to pay a fee to consenting term lenders equal to 0.5% of the outstanding principal amount of such lender’s term loans as of the effective date of the Term Loan Amendment; (vi) eliminated the Borrower’s ability to designate subsidiaries as unrestricted and to make certain payments, restricted payments and investments with certain funds considered “available excess amount” (as defined in the Term Loan Facility); (vii) eliminated the uncommitted incremental facility; and (viii) limited certain intercompany transactions between a loan party and a non-loan party subsidiary. If the Company was unable to make the full amortization payment specified in (ii) above on any of the scheduled amortization payment dates, the Company was able to defer such payment for up to two fiscal quarters after such payment was due. Any subsequent payments made would have been first applied to any previously outstanding amounts. If the Company was unable to make the amortization payment after the permitted two fiscal quarter deferrals, it may have obtained a note from a third-party to repay such amount.  The note must have met certain terms and conditions as set forth in the Term Loan Amendment. The Term Loan Amendment became effective on September 8, 2017 when the Company received $30,000 of gross proceeds in connection with the 2017 Rights Offering and related 2017 Investment Agreement (see Note 11Related Party Transactions” for further details) and used a portion of such proceeds to repay $9,000 in principal amount under the Term Loan Facility.

Effective with the Term Loan Amendment, interest was payable on loans under the Term Loan Facility at a rate of either (i) the Eurodollar rate (subject to a 1.00% floor) plus an applicable margin of 7.00% or (ii) the base rate applicable margin of 6.00%. During the continuance of a payment or bankruptcy event of default, interest would have accrued (i) on the overdue principal amount of any loan at a rate of 2% in excess of the rate otherwise applicable to such loan and (ii) on any overdue interest or any other outstanding overdue amount at a rate of 2% in excess of the non-default interest rate then applicable to base rate loans. The Term Loan Facility required Vince, LLC and Vince Intermediate to make mandatory prepayments upon the occurrence of certain events, including additional debt issuances, common and preferred stock issuances, certain asset sales, and annual payments of 50% of excess cash flow, subject to reductions to 25% and 0% if Vince, LLC and Vince Intermediate maintained a Consolidated Net Total Leverage Ratio of 2.50 to 1.00 and 2.00 to 1.00, respectively, and subject to reductions for voluntary prepayments made during such fiscal year.

The Term Loan Facility contained a requirement that Vince, LLC and Vince Intermediate maintain a “Consolidated Net Total Leverage Ratio” as of the last day of any period of four fiscal quarters not to exceed 3.25 to 1.00. The Term Loan Facility permitted Vince Holding Corp. to make a Specified Equity Contribution, as defined under the Agreement, to the Borrowers in order to increase, dollar for dollar, Consolidated EBITDA for such fiscal quarter for the purposes of determining compliance with this covenant at the end of such fiscal quarter and applicable subsequent periods provided that (a) in each four fiscal quarter period there were at least two fiscal quarters in which no Specified Equity Contribution was made; (b) no more than five Specified Equity Contributions were made in the aggregate during the term of the Agreement; and (c) the amount of any Specified Equity Contribution was no greater than the amount required to cause the Company to be in compliance with this covenant. During April 2017, the Company utilized $6,241 of the funds held by Vince Holding Corp. to make a Specified Equity Contribution in connection with the calculation of the Consolidated Net Total Leverage Ratio as of January 28, 2017. In addition, during May and June 2017, the Company utilized $11,831 of the funds held by Vince Holding Corp. to make Specified Equity Contributions in connection with the calculation of the Consolidated Net Total Leverage Ratio as of April 29, 2017. As discussed above, the Term Loan Amendment waived the Consolidated Net Total Leverage Ratio covenant for the test periods from July 2017 through and including April 2019.

In addition, the Term Loan Facility contained customary representations and warranties, other covenants, and events of default, including but not limited to, limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, liens, negative pledges, guarantees, investments, loans, asset sales, mergers, acquisitions, prepayment of other debt, the repurchase of capital stock, transactions with affiliates, and the ability to change the nature of the Company’s business or its fiscal year, and distributions and dividends. The Term Loan Facility generally permitted dividends to the extent that no default or event of default was continuing or would have resulted from the contemplated dividend and the pro forma Consolidated Net Total Leverage Ratio after giving effect to such contemplated dividend was at least 0.25 lower than the maximum Consolidated Net Total Leverage Ratio for such quarter in an amount not to exceed the excess available amount, as defined in the loan agreement. All obligations under the Term Loan Facility were guaranteed by VHC and any future material domestic restricted subsidiaries of Vince, LLC and secured by a lien on substantially all of the assets of VHC, Vince, LLC and Vince Intermediate and any material domestic restricted subsidiaries. As of August 4, 2018, after giving effect to the waiver described above, the Company was in compliance with applicable covenants.

 

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Through August 4, 2018, on an inception to date basis, the Company had made repayments totaling $146,000 in the aggregate on the original $175,000 Term Loan Facility entered into on November 27, 2013 with $4,000 of such repayments made during the six months ended August 4, 2018. As of August 4, 2018, the Company had $29,000 of debt outstanding under the Term Loan Facility.

Revolving Credit Facility

On November 27, 2013, Vince, LLC entered into a $50,000 senior secured revolving credit facility (as amended from time to time, the “Revolving Credit Facility”) with BofA as administrative agent. Vince, LLC was the borrower and VHC and Vince Intermediate were the guarantors under the Revolving Credit Facility. On June 3, 2015, Vince, LLC entered into a first amendment to the Revolving Credit Facility, that among other things, increased the aggregate commitments under the facility from $50,000 to $80,000, subject to a loan cap which was the lesser of (i) the Borrowing Base, as defined in the loan agreement, (ii) the aggregate commitments, or (iii) $70,000 until debt obligations under the Company’s Term Loan Facility have been paid in full, and extended the maturity date from November 27, 2018 to June 3, 2020.

On June 22, 2017, Vince, LLC entered into a second amendment to the Revolving Credit Facility, which among other things, increased availability under the borrowing base by (i) including in the borrowing base up to $5,000 of cash at Vince Holding Corp. so long as such cash was in a deposit account subject to “control” by the agent, (ii) temporarily increased the concentration limit for accounts due from a specified wholesale partner through July 31, 2017 and (iii) pursuant to a side letter, dated June 22, 2017, entered into between Vince LLC and BofA (the “LC Side Letter”), included in the borrowing base certain letters of credit (the “Specified LCs” as described under “Bank of Montreal Facility” below), issued for the benefit of BofA as credit support for the obligations outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility. The LC Side Letter terminated when the Specified LCs were released, as described below. In addition, the second amendment changed the financial maintenance covenant in the Revolving Credit Facility from a springing minimum EBITDA covenant to a minimum excess availability covenant that must have been satisfied at all times. The new financial maintenance covenant required the loan parties to have excess availability of not less than the greater of 12.5% of the adjusted loan cap then in effect and $5,000. The second amendment also (x) increased the applicable margin on all borrowings of revolving loans by 0.5% per annum and (y) temporarily lowered the thresholds for what constituted a trigger event through August 15, 2017, such that a trigger event meant the greater of 12.5% of the adjusted loan cap then in effect and $5,000. Following August 15, 2017, the trigger event meant the greater of 15% of the adjusted loan cap then in effect and $6,000. The second amendment also changed the maturity date to the earlier of (a) June 3, 2020 (or a later date as applicable if the lender participates in any extension series) and (b) 120 days prior to the then scheduled maturity date of the Term Loan Facility to the extent that there were outstanding obligations under the Term Loan Facility on such date.

The Revolving Credit Facility also provided for a letter of credit sublimit of $25,000 (plus any increase in aggregate commitments) and an accordion option that allowed for an increase in aggregate commitments up to $20,000. Effective with the second amendment, interest was payable on the loans under the Revolving Credit Facility at either the LIBOR or the Base Rate, in each case, plus an applicable margin of 1.75% to 2.25% for LIBOR loans or 0.75% to 1.75% for Base Rate loans, and in each case was subject to a pricing grid based on an average daily excess availability calculation. The “Base Rate” meant, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (i) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by BofA as its prime rate; (ii) the Federal Funds Rate for such day, plus 0.50%; and (iii) the LIBOR Rate for a one month interest period as determined on such day, plus 1.0%. During the continuance of an event of default and at the election of the required lender, interest would have accrued at a rate of 2% in excess of the applicable non-default rate.

The Revolving Credit Facility also contained representations and warranties, other covenants and events of default that were customary for this type of financing, including limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, liens, negative pledges, guarantees, investments, loans, asset sales, mergers, acquisitions, prepayment of other debt, the repurchase of capital stock, transactions with affiliates, and the ability to change the nature of the Company’s business or its fiscal year. The Revolving Credit Facility generally permitted dividends in the absence of any event of default (including any event of default that would have arose from the contemplated dividend), so long as (i) after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend, for the following six months Excess Availability would have been at least the greater of 20% of the adjusted loan cap and $10,000 and (ii) after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend, the “Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” for the 12 months preceding such dividend would have been greater than or equal to 1.0 to 1.0 (provided that the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio was less than 1.0 to 1.0 if, after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend, Excess Availability for the six fiscal months following the dividend was at least the greater of 35% of the adjusted loan cap and $15,000).  As of August 4, 2018, the Company was in compliance with applicable financial covenants. The second amendment replaced and superseded all side letters previously entered into between Vince, LLC and BofA.

 

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On March 28, 2018, Vince, LLC entered into a third amendment to the Revolving Credit Facility. In support of the Company’s previously announced wholesale distribution strategy, the third amendment modified the definition of “Eligible Trade Receivables” such that the applicable Concentration Limit for Accounts due from: (i) Nordstrom is 70% so long as Nordstrom’s credit rating is investment grade BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC or Baa3 or higher by Moody’s Analytics, Inc and 50% at all other times; (ii) Neiman Marcus is 30%; and (iii) all other individual account debtors were 20%.

As of August 4, 2018, $23,723 was available under the Revolving Credit Facility, net of the amended loan cap, and there were $35,400 of borrowings outstanding and $7,230 of letters of credit outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility. The weighted average interest rate for borrowings outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility as of August 4, 2018 was 4.1%.

As of February 3, 2018, $38,560 was available under the Revolving Credit Facility, net of the amended loan cap, and there were $16,900 of borrowings outstanding and $8,260 of letters of credit outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility. The weighted average interest rate for borrowings outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility as of February 3, 2018 was 3.7%.

Bank of Montreal Facility

On June 22, 2017, Vince, LLC entered into a credit facility agreement with the Bank of Montreal to issue the Specified LCs (the “BMO LC Line”), as discussed under the Revolving Credit Facility above. The BMO LC Line was guaranteed by Sun Capital Fund V, L.P., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. The initial BMO LC Line was issued in the amount of $5,000. The maximum draw amount for all Specified LCs was $10,000. The BMO LC Line was unsecured but may have been secured subject to the terms of an intercreditor agreement between BofA and Bank of Montreal. BofA was permitted to draw on the Specified LCs upon the occurrence of certain events specified therein. In the event BofA drew on the Specified LCs upon the occurrence of a draw event, the loan would have been subject to certain customary terms and conditions pursuant to the applicable loan authorization document. The BMO LC Line also could have been released upon request by Vince, LLC so long as the Company had received at least $30,000 of cash proceeds from the 2017 Rights Offering, $15,000 of which must have been used to repay the principal amount of the outstanding loans under the Revolving Credit Facility (without permanent reduction of commitments) or the Excess Availability would have been greater than $10,000 after giving pro forma effect to the 2017 Rights Offering proceeds. The undrawn portion of the face amount of the Specified LCs was subject to a standard 3% annual fee. On October 31, 2017, at the request of the Company, the BMO LC Line was released upon satisfaction of the above release conditions.

 

 

Note 5. Inventory

Inventories consisted of finished goods. As of August 4, 2018 and February 3, 2018, finished goods, net of reserves were $61,616 and $48,921, respectively.

 

Note 6. Share-Based Compensation

Employee Stock Plans

Vince 2013 Incentive Plan

In connection with the IPO, the Company adopted the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan, which provides for grants of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock and other stock-based awards. In May 2018, the Company filed Registration Statement on Form S-8 to register an additional 660,000 shares of common stock available for issuance under the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan. The aggregate number of shares of common stock which may be issued or used for reference purposes under the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan or with respect to which awards may be granted may not exceed 1,000,000 shares, as adjusted to reflect the Reverse Stock Split. The shares available for issuance under the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan may be, in whole or in part, either authorized and unissued shares of the Company’s common stock or shares of common stock held in or acquired for the Company’s treasury. In general, if awards under the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan are cancelled for any reason, or expire or terminate unexercised, the shares covered by such award may again be available for the grant of awards under the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan. As of August 4, 2018, there were 474,404 shares under the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan available for future grants. Options granted pursuant to the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan typically vest in equal installments over four years, subject to the employees’ continued employment and expire on the earlier of the tenth anniversary of the grant date or upon termination as outlined in the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan. Restricted stock units (“RSUs”) granted vest in equal installments over a three-year period or vest in equal installments over four years, subject to the employees’ continued employment, except for RSUs issued under the exchange offer described below.

The consultancy agreements with the non-employee consultants ended in February 2017 and as a result, 17,659 shares were forfeited. In May 2017, the remaining 29,432 previously vested shares expired.

 

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On April 26, 2018, the Company commenced a tender offer to exchange certain options to purchase shares of its common stock, whether vested or unvested, from eligible employees and executive officers for replacement restricted stock units (“Replacement RSUs”) granted under the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan (the “Option Exchange”). Employees and executive officers of the Company on the date of offer commencement and those who remained an employee or executive officer of the Company through the expiration date of the offer and held at least one option as of the commencement of the offer that was granted under the Vince 2013 Incentive Plan were eligible to participate.  The exchange ratio of this offer was a 1-to-1.7857 basis (one stock option exchanged for every 1.7857 Replacement RSUs). This tender offer expired on 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 24, 2018 (the “Offer Expiration Date”). The Replacement RSUs were granted on the business day immediately following the Offer Expiration Date.  As a result of the Option Exchange, 149,819 stock options were cancelled and 267,538 Replacement RSUs were granted with a grant date fair value of $9.15 per unit. All Replacement RSUs vest pursuant to the following schedule: 10% on April 19, 2019; 20% on April 17, 2020; 25% on April 16, 2021; and 45% on April 15, 2022, subject to the holder’s remaining continuously employed with the Company through each such applicable vesting date. Replacement RSUs have the new vesting schedule regardless of whether the surrendered eligible options were partially vested at the time it was exchanged. The purpose of this exchange was to foster retention, motivate our key contributors, and better align the interests of our employees and stockholders to maximize stockholder value.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

The Company maintains an employee stock purchase plan (“ESPP”) for its employees. Under the ESPP, all eligible employees may contribute up to 10% of their base compensation, up to a maximum contribution of $10 per year. The purchase price of the stock is 90% of the fair market value, with purchases executed on a quarterly basis. The plan is defined as compensatory, and accordingly, a charge for compensation expense is recorded to selling, general and administrative expense for the difference between the fair market value and the discounted purchase price of the Company’s Stock. During the six months ended August 4, 2018, no shares of common stock were issued under the ESPP. During the six months ended July 29, 2017, 2,660 shares of common stock were issued under the ESPP, as adjusted to reflect the Reverse Stock Split. As of August 4, 2018, there were 94,979 shares available for future issuance under the ESPP, as adjusted to reflect the Reverse Stock Split.

Stock Options

A summary of stock option activity for both employees and non-employees for the six months ended August 4, 2018 is as follows:

 

 

 

Stock Options

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

 

Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term (years)

 

 

Aggregate Intrinsic Value

(in thousands)

 

Outstanding at February 3, 2018

 

 

170,757

 

 

$

42.23

 

 

 

8.1

 

 

$

32

 

Granted

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited or expired1

 

 

(170,553

)

 

$

42.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at August 4, 2018

 

 

204

 

 

$

31.71

 

 

 

7.2

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vested and exercisable at August 4, 2018

 

 

102

 

 

$

38.96

 

 

 

7.2

 

 

$

 

1 Includes 149,819 options that were exchanged as part of the Option Exchange.

Of the above outstanding shares, 102 are expected to vest.

 

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Restricted Stock Units

A summary of restricted stock unit activity for the six months ended August 4, 2018 is as follows:

 

 

 

Restricted Stock Units

 

 

Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value

 

Nonvested restricted stock units at February 3, 2018

 

 

13,236

 

 

$

29.19

 

Granted2

 

 

543,851

 

 

$

8.97

 

Vested

 

 

(4,784

)

 

$

34.16

 

Forfeited

 

 

(36,867

)

 

$

9.60

 

Nonvested restricted stock units at August 4, 2018

 

 

515,436

 

 

$

9.21

 

2 Includes 267,538 units that were granted as part of the Option Exchange.

Share-Based Compensation Expense

The Company recognized share-based compensation expense of $395 and $264, including expense of $35 and $78 respectively, related to non-employees, during the three months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017, respectively. The Company recognized share-based compensation expense of $593 and $483, including expense of $71 and $413 respectively, related to non-employees, during the six months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017, respectively.

 

 

Note 7. Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings (loss) per share is calculated by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Except when the effect would be anti-dilutive, diluted earnings (loss) per share is calculated based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding plus the dilutive effect of share-based awards calculated under the treasury stock method.

At the close of business on October 23, 2017, the Company effected a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of its common stock. The calculation of basic and diluted net earnings (loss) per share, as presented in the condensed consolidated statements of operations, have been determined based on a retroactive adjustment of weighted average shares outstanding for all periods presented.

On September 8, 2017, in connection with the 2017 Rights Offering and related 2017 Investment Agreement, the Company issued an aggregate of 6,666,666 shares of its common stock as adjusted for the Reverse Stock Split. See Note 11 “Related Party Transactions” for additional information.

The following is a reconciliation of weighted average basic shares to weighted average diluted shares outstanding:  

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

August 4,

 

 

July 29,

 

 

August 4,

 

 

July 29,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Weighted-average shares—basic

 

 

11,619,664

 

 

 

4,944,971

 

 

 

11,618,082

 

 

 

4,943,898

 

Effect of dilutive equity securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares—diluted

 

 

11,619,664

 

 

 

4,944,971

 

 

 

11,618,082

 

 

 

4,943,898

 

 

Because the Company incurred a net loss for the three and six months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017, weighted-average basic shares and weighted-average diluted shares outstanding are equal for these periods.

For the three months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017, 36,043 and 187,254 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, respectively, were excluded from the computation of weighted average shares for diluted earnings per share since the related exercise prices exceeded the average market price of the Company’s common stock and such inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

For the six months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017, 90,361 and 198,648 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, respectively, were excluded from the computation of weighted average shares for diluted earnings per share since the related exercise prices exceeded the average market price of the Company’s common stock and such inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

 

 

 

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Note 8. Commitments and Contingencies

Litigation

On September 7, 2018, a complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by certain stockholders, naming the Company as well as Brendan Hoffman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, David Stefko, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, one of the Company’s directors, certain of the Company’s former officers and directors, and Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, as defendants. See Note 12 “Subsequent Events” for additional information.  

Additionally, the Company is a party to other legal proceedings, compliance matters, environmental, as well as wage and hour and other labor claims that arise in the ordinary course of business. Although the outcome of such items cannot be determined with certainty, management believes that the ultimate outcome of these items, individually and in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

 

Note 9. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In November 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-18, “Statement of cash flows (Topic 230): Restricted cash”. This guidance requires the statement of cash flows to explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents, and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. Therefore, amounts generally described as restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents should be included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning-of-period and end-of-period total amounts shown on the statement of cash flows. The Company adopted this guidance in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 using the retrospective transition method to each period presented. The Company’s restricted cash is reserved for payments for claims for its insurance program, which is included in prepaid expenses and other current assets on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets. The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash reported within the condensed consolidated balance sheets to the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows.

 

 

 

August 4,

 

 

February 3,

 

(in thousands)

 

2018

 

 

2018

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

5,321

 

 

$

5,372

 

Restricted cash

 

72

 

 

73

 

Total Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

$

5,393

 

 

$

5,445

 

 

Adoption of Accounting Standard Codification Topic 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”.  This guidance on revenue recognition accounting requires entities to recognize revenue when promised goods or services are transferred to customers and in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Since its issuance, the FASB has amended several aspects of the new guidance. The Company adopted this guidance in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 using the modified retrospective cumulative effect transition method. Therefore, the comparative information has not been adjusted and continues to be reported under Topic 605. The impact to the financial statements of this adoption are primarily related to balance sheet reclassification, including amounts associated with the change in balance sheet classification of the sales returns reserves, with no material impact to the statement of operations and comprehensive loss as the Company’s existing revenue recognition policies are in line with the new guidance.  

 

The Company recognizes revenue when performance obligations identified under the terms of contracts with its customers are satisfied, which generally occurs upon the transfer of control in accordance with the contractual terms and conditions of the sale. Sales are recognized when the control of the goods are transferred to the customer for the Company’s wholesale business, upon receipt by the customer for the Company’s e-commerce business, and at the time of sale to the consumer for the Company’s retail business. See Note 10 “Segment Information” for disaggregated revenue amounts by segment.

 

Revenue associated with gift cards is recognized upon redemption and unredeemed balances are considered contract liability and recorded within other accrued expenses, which are subject to escheatment within the jurisdictions in which it operates. As of August 4, 2018 and February 3, 2018, contract liability was $1,255 and $1,229, respectively.  For the three and six months ended August 4, 2018, the Company recognized $68 and $200 of revenue respectively that was previously included in contract liability as of February 3, 2018.

 

 

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For the Company’s wholesale business, amounts billed to customers for shipping and handling costs are not material.  Such shipping and handling costs are accounted for as a fulfillment cost and are included in cost of products sold. Sales taxes that are collected by the Company from a customer are excluded from revenue.     

 

Sales are measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring goods, which includes estimates for variable consideration. Variable consideration mainly includes discounts, chargebacks, markdown allowances, cooperative advertising programs, and sales returns. Estimated amounts of discounts, chargebacks, markdown allowances, cooperative advertising programs, and sales returns are accounted for as reductions of sales when the associated sale occurs. These estimated amounts are adjusted periodically based on changes in facts and circumstances when the changes become known. On the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet, reserves for sales returns are included within other accrued liabilities, rather than an offset to accounts receivable, net, and the value of inventory associated with reserves for sales returns are included in prepaid expenses and other current assets. The Company continues to estimate the amount of sales returns based on known trends and historical return rates.  

 

The following table summarize the impacts of adopting Topic 606 on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet as of August 4, 2018.

 

 

 

Impact of changes in accounting standard

 

 

 

As

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances without

 

(in thousands)

 

reported

 

 

Adjustments

 

 

adoption of Topic 606

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade receivables, net

 

 

22,999

 

 

 

(1,016

)

 

 

21,983

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

6,726

 

 

 

(1,031

)

 

 

5,695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other accrued expenses

 

 

8,938

 

 

 

(2,047

)

 

 

6,891

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02: “Leases (Topic 842)”, a new lease accounting standard. The guidance requires lessees to recognize right-of-use lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for those leases currently classified as operating leases. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-11: “Leases (Topic 842): Targeted improvements” which provides companies with an additional transition method to apply the new guidance at the adoption date instead of the earliest period presented in the financial statements. The guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company plans to adopt the new guidance for its interim and annual reporting periods beginning February 3, 2019. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this guidance on the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

Note 10. Segment Financial Information

The Company operates and manages its business by distribution channel and has identified two reportable segments, as further described below. Management considered both similar and dissimilar economic characteristics, internal reporting and management structures, as well as products, customers, and supply chain logistics to identify the following reportable segments:

 

Wholesale segment—consists of the Company’s operations to distribute products to major department stores and specialty stores in the United States and select international markets; and

 

Direct-to-consumer segment—consists of the Company’s operations to distribute products directly to the consumer through its branded full-price specialty retail stores, outlet stores, and e-commerce platform.

The accounting policies of the Company’s reportable segments are consistent with those described in Note 1 to the audited consolidated financial statements of VHC for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2018 included in the 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Unallocated corporate expenses are comprised of selling, general, and administrative expenses attributable to corporate and administrative activities (such as marketing, design, finance, information technology, legal and human resource departments), and other charges that are not directly attributable to the Company’s reportable segments. Unallocated corporate assets are comprised of the carrying values of the Company’s goodwill and tradename, deferred tax assets, and other assets that will be utilized to generate revenue for both of the Company’s reportable segments.

 

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Summary information for the Company’s reportable segments is presented below.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

August 4,

 

 

July 29,

 

 

August 4,

 

 

July 29,

 

(in thousands)

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Net Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wholesale

 

$

37,844

 

 

$

39,250

 

 

$

66,339

 

 

$

74,657

 

Direct-to-consumer

 

 

25,284

 

 

 

21,572

 

 

 

51,303

 

 

 

44,210

 

Total net sales

 

$

63,128

 

 

$

60,822

 

 

$

117,642

 

 

$

118,867

 

Income (loss) before income taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wholesale

 

$

9,388

 

 

$

10,462

 

 

$

16,309

 

 

$

19,428

 

Direct-to-consumer

 

 

414

 

 

 

(1,782

)

 

 

1,652

 

 

 

(3,084

)

Subtotal

 

 

9,802

 

 

 

8,680

 

 

 

17,961

 

 

 

16,344

 

Unallocated corporate expenses

 

 

(12,226

)

 

 

(17,540

)

 

 

(24,749

)

 

 

(33,397

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

1,297

 

 

 

1,276

 

 

 

2,586

 

 

 

2,320

 

Other expense, net

 

 

73

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

3

 

Total income (loss) before income taxes

 

$

(3,794

)

 

$

(10,138

)

 

$

(9,383

)

 

$

(19,376

)

 

 

 

 

August 4,

 

 

February 3,

 

(in thousands)

 

2018

 

 

2018

 

Total Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wholesale

 

$

75,280

 

 

$

58,733

 

Direct-to-consumer

 

 

38,764

 

 

 

40,751

 

Unallocated corporate

 

 

132,740

 

 

 

135,050

 

Total assets

 

$

246,784

 

 

$

234,534

 

 

 

Note 11. Related Party Transactions

Sourcing Arrangement

On July 13, 2017, Vince, LLC (“Vince”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into an agreement (the “Sourcing Arrangement”) with Rebecca Taylor, Inc. (“RT”) relating to the purchase and resale of certain Vince branded finished goods (“Vince Goods”), whereby RT agreed to purchase Vince Goods from approved suppliers pursuant to purchase orders issued to such suppliers (each, a “RT Purchase Order”) at a price specified therein (a “RT Price”) and Vince agreed to purchase such Vince Goods from RT pursuant to purchase orders issued to RT (each, a “Vince Purchase Order”) at a price specified therein (a “Vince Price”). The Vince Price was at all times equal to 103.5% of the RT price.

Upon receipt of the Vince Purchase Order, RT issued the RT Purchase Order and a letter of credit was issued to the applicable supplier in the amount equal to the RT Price, which was subject to availability under RT’s credit facility.  When the Vince Goods were ready to be delivered, RT invoiced Vince in the amount equal to the Vince Price, which invoice was payable by Vince within two business days of receipt of the invoice, which payment term could have been extended by RT. In the event Vince failed to make timely payment for any Vince Goods, RT had the right to liquidate such goods in a manner and at a price it deemed appropriate in its sole discretion. 

The Sourcing Arrangement contained customary indemnification and representations and warranties. The Sourcing Arrangement could have been terminated by either party upon 60 days’ prior written notice to the other party. 

RT is owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., whose affiliates owned approximately 73% of the outstanding common stock of the Company as of August 4, 2018. During the three and six months ended August 4, 2018, the Company has paid $0 and $29 respectively for orders placed under the Sourcing Arrangement. During the three and six months ended July 29, 2017, the Company had not yet paid for orders placed under the Sourcing Arrangement. No new orders have been placed under the Sourcing Arrangement since September 2017. On May 30, 2018, the Company terminated the Sourcing Arrangement with RT effective as of February 3, 2018. There were no early termination penalties incurred by the Company as a result of the termination.

 

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Tax Receivable Agreement

VHC entered into a Tax Receivable Agreement with the Pre-IPO Stockholders on November 27, 2013. The Company and its former subsidiaries generated certain tax benefits (including NOLs and tax credits) prior to the Restructuring Transactions consummated in connection with the Company’s IPO and will generate certain section 197 intangible deductions (the “Pre-IPO Tax Benefits”), which would reduce the actual liability for taxes that the Company might otherwise be required to pay. The Tax Receivable Agreement provides for payments to the Pre-IPO Stockholders in an amount equal to 85% of the aggregate reduction in taxes payable realized by the Company and its subsidiaries from the utilization of the Pre-IPO Tax Benefits (the “Net Tax Benefit”).

For purposes of the Tax Receivable Agreement, the Net Tax Benefit equals (i) with respect to a taxable year, the excess, if any, of (A) the Company’s liability for taxes using the same methods, elections, conventions and similar practices used on the relevant company return assuming there were no Pre-IPO Tax Benefits over (B) the Company’s actual liability for taxes for such taxable year (the “Realized Tax Benefit”), plus (ii) for each prior taxable year, the excess, if any, of the Realized Tax Benefit reflected on an amended schedule applicable to such prior taxable year over the Realized Tax Benefit reflected on the original tax benefit schedule for such prior taxable year, minus (iii) for each prior taxable year, the excess, if any, of the Realized Tax Benefit reflected on the original tax benefit schedule for such prior taxable year over the Realized Tax Benefit reflected on the amended schedule for such prior taxable year; provided, however, that to the extent any of the adjustments described in clauses (ii) and (iii) were reflected in the calculation of the tax benefit payment for any subsequent taxable year, such adjustments shall not be taken into account in determining the Net Tax Benefit for any subsequent taxable year. To the extent that the Company is unable to make the payment under the Tax Receivable Agreement when due under the terms of the Tax Receivable Agreement for any reason, such payment would be deferred and would accrue interest at a default rate of LIBOR plus 500 basis points until paid, instead of the agreed rate of LIBOR plus 200 basis points per annum in accordance with the terms of the Tax Receivable Agreement.

As of August 4, 2018, the Company’s total obligation under the Tax Receivable Agreement is estimated to be $58,273, which is included as a component of Other liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The tax benefit payment of $351, including accrued interest, with respect to the 2016 taxable year was paid in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The Tax Receivable Agreement expires on December 31, 2023. The obligation was originally recorded in connection with the IPO as an adjustment to additional paid-in capital on the Company’ consolidate balance sheet.

Bank of Montreal Facility

On June 22, 2017, Vince, LLC entered into the BMO LC Line with the Bank of Montreal to issue Specified LCs for the benefit of BofA as credit support for the obligations outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility with BofA. The BMO LC Line was guaranteed by Sun Capital Fund V, L.P., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. The initial BMO LC Line was issued in the amount of $5,000. The maximum draw amount for all Specified LCs was $10,000. The Specified LCs were never drawn upon and on October 31, 2017, at the request of the Company and upon the satisfaction of certain release conditions, the BMO LC Line was released.

2017 Investment Agreement and 2017 Rights Offering

On August 10, 2017, the Company entered into an Investment Agreement (the “2017 Investment Agreement”) with Sun Cardinal, LLC and SCSF Cardinal, LLC (collectively, the “Sun Cardinal Investors”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to the Sun Cardinal Investors, and the Sun Cardinal Investors agreed to purchase, an aggregate number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal to (x) $30,000 minus (y) the aggregate proceeds of the 2017 Rights Offering, at the 2017 Rights Offering subscription price per share (prior to adjustment for the Reverse Stock Split) of $0.45, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the 2017 Investment Agreement (the “Backstop Commitment”). The 2017 Investment Agreement superseded the Rights Offering Commitment Letter, dated May 18, 2017, from Sun Capital Partners V, L.P.

 

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On August 15, 2017, the Company commenced the 2017 Rights Offering, whereby the Company distributed, at no charge, to stockholders of record as of August 14, 2017 (the “2017 Rights Offering Record Date”), rights to purchase new shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.45 per share (prior to adjustment for the Reverse Stock Split). Each stockholder as of the Rights Offering Record Date (“2017 Rights Holders”) received one non-transferrable right to purchase 1.3475 shares for every share of common stock owned on the 2017 Rights Offering Record Date (the “subscription right”). 2017 Rights Holders who fully exercised their subscription rights were entitled to subscribe for additional shares that remained unsubscribed as a result of any unexercised subscription rights (the “over-subscription right”). The over-subscription right allowed a 2017 Rights Holder to subscribe for an additional amount equal to up to an aggregate of 9.99% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock after giving effect to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the 2017 Rights Offering and the 2017 Investment Agreement, subject to certain limitations and pro rata allocations. Subscription rights could only be exercised for whole numbers of shares; no fractional shares of common stock were issued in the 2017 Rights Offering. The 2017 Rights Offering period expired on August 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. New York City time and the Company received subscriptions and oversubscriptions from its existing stockholders (including the Sun Cardinal Investors and their affiliates) resulting in aggregate gross proceeds of $21,976. Additionally, in accordance with the related 2017 Investment Agreement, the Company received $8,024 of gross proceeds from the Sun Cardinal Investors. In total, the Company received gross proceeds of $30,000 as a result of the 2017 Rights Offering and related 2017 Investment Agreement transactions and the Company issued 6,666,666 shares of its common stock.

The Company used a portion of the net proceeds received from the 2017 Rights Offering and related 2017 Investment Agreement to (1) repay $9,000 under the Company’s Term Loan Facility and (2) repay $15,000 under the Company’s Revolving Credit Facility, without a concurrent commitment reduction. The Company used the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, except for $1,823 which was retained at VHC.

As of August 4, 2018, affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., including the Sun Cardinal Investors, collectively beneficially owned approximately 73% of the Company’s outstanding common stock.

Sun Capital Consulting Agreement

On November 27, 2013, the Company entered into an agreement with Sun Capital Management to (i) reimburse Sun Capital Management Corp. (“Sun Capital Management”) or any of its affiliates providing consulting services under the agreement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in providing consulting services to the Company and (ii) provide Sun Capital Management with customary indemnification for any such services.

During the three months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017, the Company incurred expenses of $10 and $12, respectively, under the Sun Capital Consulting Agreement. During the six months ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017, the Company incurred expenses of $22 and $18, respectively, under this agreement.

Note 12. Subsequent Events

 

On August 21, 2018, Vince, LLC entered into a new $27,500 senior secured term loan facility (the “New Term Loan Facility”) with Crystal Financial, LLC as administrative agent, collateral agent, and lender. On the same day, Vince, LLC also entered into a new $80,000 senior secured revolving credit facility (the “New Revolving Credit Facility”) with Citizens Bank, N.A. (“Citizens”) as administrative agent, collateral agent, and lender. Vince, LLC is a borrower and VHC and Vince Intermediate are guarantors under the New Term Loan Facility and the New Revolving Credit Facility. Using the proceeds from the new borrowings above and the Company’s existing working capital, all outstanding amounts under the Term Loan Facility of $29,146 including interest, and the Revolving Credit Facility of $40,689 including interest, were repaid in full and those credit facilities were terminated. The Company paid $2,229 of total fees and expenses associated with the New Term Loan Facility and the New Revolving Credit Facility.

 

New Term Loan Facility

 

The New Term Loan Facility is subject to quarterly amortization of principal equal to 2.5% of the original aggregate principal amount of the New Term Loan Facility, with the balance payable at final maturity. Interest is payable on loans under the New Term Loan Facility at a rate equal to the 90-day LIBOR rate (subject to a 0% floor) plus applicable margins subject to a pricing grid based on a minimum Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the credit agreement for the New Term Loan Facility) calculation. During the continuance of certain specified events of default, interest will accrue on the outstanding amount of any loan at a rate of 2.0% in excess of the rate otherwise applicable to such amount. The New Term Loan Facility matures on the earlier of August 21, 2023 and maturity date of the New Revolving Credit Facility.

 

 

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The New Term Loan Facility contains a requirement that Vince, LLC will maintain a Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio (as defined in the credit agreement for the New Term Loan Facility) as of the last day of any period of four fiscal quarters not to exceed 0.85:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending November 3, 2018, 1.00:1.00 for the fiscal quarters ending February 2, 2019, 1.20:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending May 4, 2019, 1.35:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending August 3, 2019, 1.50:1.00 for the fiscal quarters ending November 2, 2019 and February 1, 2020 and 1.75:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending May 2, 2020 and each fiscal quarter thereafter. In addition, the New Term Loan Facility contains customary representations and warranties, other covenants, and events of default, including but not limited to, limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, liens, burdensome agreements, guarantees, investments, loans, asset sales, mergers, acquisitions, prepayment of other debt, the repurchase of capital stock, transactions with affiliates, and the ability to change the nature of the Company’s business or its fiscal year, and distributions and dividends. The New Term Loan Facility generally permits dividends to the extent that no default or event of default is continuing or would result from a contemplated dividend, so long as (i) after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend and for the following six months Excess Availability will be at least the greater of 20.0% of the Loan Cap (as defined in the credit agreement for the New Term Loan Facility) and $10,000, (ii) after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend, the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the 12 months preceding such dividend will be greater than or equal to 1.0 to 1.0 (provided that the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio may be less than 1.0 to 1.0 if, after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend, Excess Availability for the six fiscal months following the dividend is at least the greater of 25.0% of the Loan Cap and $12,500), and (iii) the pro forma Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio after giving effect to such contemplated dividend is no less than the minimum Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for such quarter.  In addition, the New Term Loan Facility is subject to a Borrowing Base (as defined in the credit agreement of the New Term Loan Facility) which can, under certain conditions result in the imposition of a reserve under the New Revolving Credit Facility.

 

The New Term Loan Facility also contains an Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the credit agreement for the New Term Loan Facility) sweep requirement in which Vince, LLC remits 50% of Excess Cash Flow reduced on a dollar-for-dollar basis by any voluntary prepayments of the New Term Loan Facility or the New Revolving Credit Facility (to the extent accompanied by a permanent reduction in commitments) during such fiscal year or after the fiscal year but prior to the date of the excess cash flow payment, to be applied to the outstanding principal balance commencing 10 business days after the filing of the Company’s Form 10-K starting from fiscal year ending February 1, 2020.

 

New Revolving Credit Facility

 

The New Revolving Credit Facility provides for a revolving line of credit of up to $80,000, subject to a Loan Cap, which is the lesser of (i) the Borrowing Base as defined in the credit agreement for the New Revolving Credit Facility and (ii) the aggregate commitments, as well as a letter of credit sublimit of $25,000. It also provides for an increase in aggregate commitments of up to $20,000. The New Revolving Credit Facility matures on the earlier of August 21, 2023 and the maturity date of the New Term Loan Facility. On August 21, 2018, Vince, LLC incurred $39,555 of borrowings, prior to which $66,271 was available, given the Loan Cap as of such date.  

 

Interest is payable on the loans under the New Revolving Credit Facility at either the LIBOR or the Base Rate, in each case, with applicable margins subject to a pricing grid based on an average daily excess availability calculation. The “Base Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (i) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Citizens as its prime rate; (ii) the Federal Funds Rate for such day, plus 0.5%; and (iii) the LIBOR Rate for a one month interest period as determined on such day, plus 1.00%. During the continuance of a certain specified events of default, at the election of Citizens, interest will accrue at a rate of 2.0% in excess of the applicable non-default rate.

 

The New Revolving Credit Facility contains a requirement that, at any point when Excess Availability (as defined in the credit agreement for the New Revolving Credit Facility) is less than 10.0% of the loan cap and continuing until Excess Availability exceeds the greater of such amounts for 30 consecutive days, Vince must maintain during that time a Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio (as defined in the credit agreement for the New Revolving Credit Facility) equal to or greater than 1.0 to 1.0 measured as of the last day of each fiscal month during such period.

 

 

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The New Revolving Credit Facility contains representations and warranties, other covenants and events of default that are customary for this type of financing, including limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, liens, burdensome agreements, guarantees, investments, loans, asset sales, mergers, acquisitions, prepayment of other debt, the repurchase of capital stock, transactions with affiliates, and the ability to change the nature of the Company’s business or its fiscal year. The New Revolving Credit Facility generally permits dividends in the absence of any event of default (including any event of default arising from a contemplated dividend), so long as (i) after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend and for the following six months Excess Availability will be at least the greater of 20.0% of the Loan Cap and $10 million and (ii) after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend, the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the 12 months preceding such dividend will be greater than or equal to 1.0 to 1.0 (provided that the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio may be less than 1.0 to 1.0 if, after giving pro forma effect to the contemplated dividend, Excess Availability for the six fiscal months following the dividend is at least the greater of 25.0% of the Loan Cap and $12,500).

 

Litigation

 

On September 7, 2018, a complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by certain stockholders, naming the Company as well as Brendan Hoffman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, David Stefko, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, one of the Company’s directors, certain of the Company’s former officers and directors, and Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, as defendants. The complaint generally alleges that the Company and the named parties made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose matters relating to the transition of the Company’s ERP systems from Kellwood. The complaint brings causes of action for violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and Rule 10b-5 promulgated under the Exchange Act against the Company and the named parties and for violations of Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act against the individual parties, Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and its affiliates.  The complaint seeks unspecified monetary damages and unspecified costs and fees. 

The Company currently believes that the likelihood of an unfavorable judgment arising from this matter is remote based on the information currently available and that the ultimate resolution of this matter will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business in a future period. However, given the inherent unpredictability of litigation and the fact that this litigation is still in its very early stages, the Company is unable to predict with certainty the outcome of this litigation or reasonably estimate a possible loss or range of loss, if any, associated with this litigation at this time. In addition, the Company will be required to expend resources to defend this matter.

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

This discussion summarizes our consolidated operating results, financial condition and liquidity. The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report on Form 10-Q. All amounts disclosed are in thousands except store counts, countries, share and per share data and percentages. The accompanying Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations gives retroactive effect to the Reverse Stock Split for all periods presented, unless otherwise noted. See Note 1 “Description of Business and Basis of Presentation” within the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for further information.

For purposes of this report on Form 10-Q, “Vince,” the “Company,” “we,” and “our,” refer to Vince Holding Corp. (“VHC”) and our wholly owned subsidiaries, including Vince Intermediate Holding (“Vince Intermediate”), LLC and Vince, LLC.

This discussion contains forward-looking statements involving risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our results to differ materially from expectations. For a discussion of the risks facing our business see “Item 1A—Risk Factors” of this report on Form 10-Q as well as in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Executive Overview

Established in 2002, Vince is a global luxury apparel and accessories brand best known for creating elevated yet understated pieces for every day. The collections are inspired by the brand’s California origins and embody a feeling of warm and effortless style.  Vince designs uncomplicated yet refined pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease.  Known for its range of luxury products, Vince offers wide array of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, and capsule collection of handbags, and home for a global lifestyle. Vince products are sold in prestige locations worldwide. Additionally, we have recently entered into limited distribution arrangements with Nordstrom, Inc. and Neiman Marcus Group LTD in order to rationalize our department store distribution strategy which is intended to improve profitability in the Wholesale segment in the future and to enable us to focus on other areas of growth for the brand, particularly in the Direct-to-consumer segment. We plan to capture the sales from exited wholesale doors through our retail and e-commerce businesses while collaborating with the wholesale partners in various areas including merchandising and logistics to build a more profitable and focused wholesale business.

We serve our customers through a variety of channels that reinforce the Vince brand image. Our diversified channel strategy allows us to introduce our products to customers through multiple distribution points that are reported in two segments: Wholesale and Direct-to-consumer.

The following is a summary of highlights during the three months ended August 4, 2018:

 

Our net sales totaled $63,128, reflecting a 3.8% increase compared to prior year net sales of $60,822.

 

Our Wholesale net sales decreased 3.6% to $37,844 and our Direct-to-consumer net sales increased 17.2% to $25,284. Comparable sales, including e-commerce, increased 14.4% compared to last year.

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses were $30,143, a decrease of $4,273 or 12.4% compared to $34,416 in the prior year.

 

Net loss for the quarter was $3,822, or $0.33 per share, compared to $10,134, or $2.05 per share, in the prior year.

 

We opened two new retail stores and closed one retail store during the quarter.

 

As of August 4, 2018, we had $64,400 of total debt principal outstanding, comprised of $29,000 outstanding under our Term Loan Facility and $35,400 outstanding on our Revolving Credit Facility, as well as $5,321 of cash and cash equivalents.

 

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Results of Operations

The following table presents, for the periods indicated, our operating results as a percentage of net sales, as well as earnings per share data:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

August 4, 2018

 

 

July 29, 2017

 

 

August 4, 2018

 

 

July 29, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% of Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

% of Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

% of Net