Smart & Final Stores, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

COMMERCE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:SFS), the value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, today reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended October 7, 2018.

Third Quarter Highlights:

  • Net sales increased 2.8% to $1,497.7 million with a comparable store sales increase of 0.6%
  • Gross margin increased 8.7% to $232.4 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $62.3 million
  • Net income of $10.2 million or $0.14 per share, including benefit of lower tax rate
  • Adjusted net income of $16.9 million or $0.23 per share, including benefit of lower tax rate
  • Debt reduction of $23 million in the quarter and $46 million year-to-date

"Our third quarter performance was solid with 2.8% year-over-year growth in overall sales.  We also delivered our sixth consecutive quarter of positive comparable store sales, with growth in both average transaction size and merchandise margins despite greater pressure from deflation in product prices," said David Hirz, president and chief executive officer of the Company.  

"We also continue to allocate our strong free cash flow from operations to reduce outstanding debt with a year-to-date reduction of $46 million.  Our focus on our key customer segments, including small business customers, is growing sales despite deflation, as we build on our core strengths in value pricing and unique merchandising.  We continue to support our value proposition through targeted investments in digital commerce and infrastructure, which are helping to drive strong online sales gains in both our Smart & Final and Smart Foodservice Warehouse banners."

In order to aid understanding of the Company's business performance, it has presented results in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") and has also presented EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share, and adjusted net income per diluted share, which are non-GAAP measures that are explained and reconciled to the comparable GAAP measures in the tables included in this release. Where applicable, the results below are first presented on a GAAP basis and then on a non-GAAP adjusted basis.

Fiscal Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Net sales were $1,497.7 million in the 16-week quarter ended October 7, 2018, representing a 2.8% increase as compared to $1,457.4 million for the same period of 2017. Net sales growth was driven by a 0.6% increase in comparable store sales and from the net sales contribution of new stores. Comparable store sales growth was comprised of a 1.9% increase in comparable average transaction size, partially offset by a 1.3% decrease in comparable transaction count. The Company estimates that the year-to-year deflation rate in product pricing was -0.7% in the third quarter.

Net sales for Smart & Final banner stores were $1,144.1 million, a 2.6% increase as compared to $1,115.2 million for the same period of 2017. Comparable store sales growth for the Smart & Final banner was 0.2% in the third quarter.

Net sales for Smart Foodservice Warehouse banner stores were $353.6 million, a 3.3% increase as compared to $342.1 million for the same period of 2017. Comparable store sales growth for the Smart Foodservice Warehouse banner was 2.0% in the third quarter.

Gross margin was $232.4 million, an 8.7% increase as compared to $213.9 million in the third quarter of 2017. Gross margin rate was 15.5% as compared to 14.7% for the same period of 2017. Gross margin rate in the quarter was supported by the Company's strategic sourcing, merchandising and pricing initiatives.

Operating and administrative expenses were $209.9 million, a 7.5% increase as compared to $195.3 million for the same period of 2017. This increase was related to expenses associated with the effect of higher minimum wage rates, as well as new stores opened during the prior twelve months and their related support costs.

Interest expense in the third quarter was $13.3 million, an 18.0% increase as compared to $11.2 million in the prior year quarter, primarily driven by higher interest rates as well as interest expense related to accounting for build-to-suit store developments.

The third quarter results reflect an effective tax rate benefit of approximately 2% which includes a $2.9 million discrete tax benefit related to accelerated depreciation deductions included in the Company's 2017 income tax return and the effect of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

Net income was $10.2 million, or $0.14 per share, as compared to net income of $5.1 million, or $0.07 per share, for the same period of 2017. Adjusted net income was $16.9 million, or $0.23 per share, as compared to adjusted net income of $12.9 million, or $0.17 per share, for the same period of 2017.   

Adjusted EBITDA was $62.3 million, a slight decrease of 1.0% as compared to $62.9 million for the same period of 2017.

Fiscal Year-to-date Financial Results

In the forty weeks ended October 7, 2018, net sales were $3,639.4 million, an increase of 3.9% as compared to $3,502.7 million in the same period of 2017. Net sales growth was driven in part by the net sales contribution of new stores and a 1.0% increase in comparable store sales. The increase in comparable store sales was attributable to a 2.5% increase in comparable average transaction size, partially offset by a 1.5% decrease in comparable transaction count. 

Net sales for Smart & Final banner stores were $2,807.7 million, an increase of 3.4% as compared to $2,716.3 million in the same period of 2017. Year-to-date comparable store sales for the Smart & Final banner increased 0.3%.

Net sales for Smart Foodservice Warehouse banner stores were $831.7 million, a 5.8% increase as compared to $786.3 million in the same period of 2017. Year-to-date comparable store sales for the Smart Foodservice Warehouse banner increased 3.4%.

Net income was $9.7 million, as compared to net income of $7.6 million in the same period of 2017, which included a tax provision of $0.3 million and $0.4 million, respectively. Net income per diluted share was $0.13 as compared to $0.10 for the same period of 2017.

Adjusted net income was $25.5 million, as compared to $22.5 million in the same period of 2017. Adjusted net income per diluted share was $0.34, compared to $0.30 in the same period of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA was $140.2 million, as compared to $135.4 million in the same period of 2017.

Growth and Development

During the fiscal third quarter of 2018, the Company opened three new Smart & Final Extra! stores, relocated one legacy Smart & Final store to an Extra! format store and closed one legacy Smart & Final store. As of October 7, 2018, the Company operated a total of 324 stores, including 199 Smart & Final Extra! stores, 61 legacy format Smart & Final stores and 64 Smart Foodservice Warehouse stores.

Operating Stores at Quarter End (October 7, 2018)












 Smart & Final Banner Stores


 Smart
Foodservice
Warehouse
Banner
Stores


 Total
Company


  Extra!
format


 Legacy
format


 Total



End of Fiscal Year 2017

194


66


260


63


323

New stores

3


-


3


1


4

Relocations, net

2


(2)


-


-


-

Conversions

-


-


-


-


-

Store Closures

-


(3)


(3)


-


(3)

End of 3rd Quarter 2018

199


61


260


64


324











Year-to-date, the Company has closed three legacy Smart & Final banner stores where leases were expiring and the store economic performance was marginal.  The Company expects to close one additional legacy store in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Leverage and Liquidity

As of October 7, 2018, the Company's debt, net of debt issuance costs, was $653.0 million and cash and cash equivalents were $62.2 million.

During the forty weeks ended October 7, 2018, the Company generated cash from operations of $109.5 million and invested $107.9 million in capital expenditures, primarily related to the improvement of existing assets and new stores.

Year-to-date, the Company has reduced outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility by $46 million.

Outlook

The Company is revising certain elements of its previously issued guidance framework for the full year ending December 30, 2018, as noted in the table below:


Previous Full Year
2018 Guidance


Updated Full Year
2018 Guidance

Net sales growth

4.0% - 5.0%


3.5% - 3.75%

Comparable store sales growth

1.0% - 2.0%


1.00% - 1.25%

Unit growth (new stores)

5 Smart & Final Extra! stores

4 Smart Foodservice Warehouse stores


4 Smart & Final Extra! stores

3 Smart Foodservice Warehouse stores

Relocations or expansions of legacy stores to Extra! Format

3-4 Smart & Final stores


3 Smart & Final stores

Adjusted EBITDA

$180 - $190 million


$180 - $185 million

Adjusted net income

$31 - $35 million


$34 - $36 million

Adjusted diluted EPS

$0.42 - $0.47


$0.46 - $0.48

Capital expenditures (net)

$80 - $90 million


Unchanged

Fully diluted weighted average shares

74 to 75 million


Unchanged

The above guidance includes certain non-GAAP financial measures (namely adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share), which exclude certain costs and non-cash costs and provide investors with additional financial measures of the expected operating performance of the Company's business. The primary factors in reconciling these non-GAAP financial measures to comparable GAAP measures include the following: pre-opening costs associated with new stores of approximately $2.6 million, non-cash rent related to stores of approximately $4.8 million, share-based compensation expense of approximately $13.3 million, and $3.9 million of store closure expenses. The other amounts needed to reconcile these non-GAAP financial measures to comparable GAAP measures cannot be quantified and are not available without an unreasonable effort.

Fiscal Third Quarter 2018 Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its fiscal third quarter 2018 financial results. To participate in the call, please dial (877) 407-0784 (U.S.) or (201) 689-8560 (International) ten minutes prior to the start time. The conference call can also be accessed on the "For Investors" section of the Company's web site at www.smartandfinal.com.  

For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a telephonic replay of the call will also be available beginning today at approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, by dialing (844) 512-2921 (U.S.) or (412) 317-6671 (International) and entering the replay pin number: 13683403. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, November 14, 2018.

About Smart & Final

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), is a value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. The Company offers quality products in a variety of sizes, saving household, nonprofit and business customers time and money. As of October 7, 2018, the Company operated 324 grocery and foodservice stores under the "Smart & Final, " "Smart & Final Extra! " and "Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores" banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Utah, with an additional 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico operated through a joint venture. In business for over 146 years, the Company remains committed to giving back to local communities through employee volunteer opportunities and Company donations to local nonprofits.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release that are not historical information contain forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied. Further, certain forward-looking statements are based on assumptions of future events which may not prove to be accurate. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "could," "intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or, in each case, their negative, or other variations or comparable terminology. The Company derives many of its forward-looking statements from its operating budgets and forecasts, which are based upon many detailed assumptions. While the Company believes that its assumptions are reasonable, it is difficult to predict the impact of known factors and, of course, it is impossible to anticipate all factors that could affect actual results. These factors are discussed in the special note concerning "Forward-Looking Statements," "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Business" sections and elsewhere in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made by the Company herein, or elsewhere, speaks only as of the date on which made. New risks and uncertainties come up from time to time, and it is impossible for the Company to predict these events or how they may affect it. The Company has no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof, except as required by federal securities laws.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)


















Sixteen Weeks Ended


Forty Weeks Ended


October 7, 2018


October 8, 2017


October 7, 2018


October 8, 2017









Net sales 

$      1,497,669


$      1,457,353


$      3,639,390


$      3,502,657

Cost of sales, buying and occupancy 

1,265,220


1,243,490


3,090,962


2,993,413

Gross margin 

232,449


213,863


548,428


509,244









Operating and administrative expenses 

209,890


195,285


507,892


474,021

Income from operations 

22,559


18,578


40,536


35,223









Interest expense, net 

13,250


11,229


32,165


27,738

Equity in earnings of joint venture 

651


362


1,601


576

Income before income taxes 

9,960


7,711


9,972


8,061









Income tax benefit (provision) 

200


(2,605)


(305)


(419)

Net income

$           10,160


$             5,106


$             9,667


$             7,642









Net income per share:








      Basic 

$               0.14


$               0.07


$               0.13


$               0.11

      Diluted 

$               0.14


$               0.07


$               0.13


$               0.10









Weighted average shares outstanding:








       Basic

73,117,389


72,446,404


72,713,906


72,437,033

       Diluted

74,446,660


74,253,374


74,071,704


75,588,182

 

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)








 October 7, 2018 

 December 31, 2017 


 (Unaudited) 


Assets 



Current assets: 



Cash and cash equivalents 

$              62,174

$                   71,671

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $177 and $177 at
   October 7, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively 

37,937

33,019

Inventories 

291,963

289,712

Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

41,135

54,241

Total current assets 

433,209

448,643




Property, plant, and equipment: 



Land 

8,816

10,076

Buildings and improvements 

47,943

53,965

Leasehold improvements 

367,869

346,181

Fixtures and equipment 

447,511

421,912

Construction in progress 

44,023

8,242


916,162

840,376

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization 

407,276

338,149


508,886

502,227




Assets under capital leases

13,535

-

Capitalized software, net of accumulated amortization of
  
$19,570 and $17,325 at October 7, 2018 and
  
December 31, 2017, respectively 

29,957

21,984

Other intangible assets, net 

357,306

362,536

Goodwill 

385,918

385,918

Equity investment in joint venture 

16,746

15,380

Other assets 

83,002

73,249

Total assets 

$         1,828,559

$              1,809,937







Liabilities and stockholders' equity



Current liabilities: 



Accounts payable 

$            235,551

$                 245,009

Accrued salaries and wages 

34,227

36,216

Accrued expenses 

111,026

100,639

Current portion of debt, less debt issuance costs

34,029

81,512

Total current liabilities 

414,833

463,376




Obligations under capital leases

13,663

-

Long-term debt, less debt issuance costs

618,924

617,867

Deferred income taxes 

39,487

38,095

Postretirement and postemployment benefits 

118,796

127,649

Other long-term liabilities 

199,387

159,904




Commitments and contingencies 






Stockholders' equity: 



Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 
   Authorized shares – 10,000,000
  
Issued and outstanding shares – none

Common stock, $0.001 par value;
  
Authorized shares – 340,000,000
  
 Issued and outstanding shares - 75,987,863 and 74,120,113
      at October 7, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

76

74

Additional paid-in capital 

517,395

506,098

Retained deficit

(68,493)

(78,160)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(25,509)

(24,966)

Total stockholders' equity 

423,469

403,046

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 

$         1,828,559

$              1,809,937

 

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands)






Forty Weeks Ended


October 7, 2018


October 8, 2017





Operating activities 




Net income

$             9,667


$             7,642

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: 




Depreciation 

44,953


44,526

Amortization 

31,293


30,522

Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs 

1,601


1,485

Share-based compensation

10,057


8,504

Deferred income taxes

1,439


(506)

Equity in earnings of joint venture 

(1,601)


(576)

Loss (Gain) on disposal of property, plant, and equipment 

559


(50)

Asset impairment 

3,182


1,430

Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 




Accounts receivable, net 

(4,918)


(3,858)

Inventories

(2,251)


7,391

Prepaid expenses and other assets 

12,672


16,404

Accounts payable 

(9,458)


(758)

Accrued salaries and wages 

(1,989)


3,240

Other accrued liabilities 

14,251


12,644

Net cash provided by operating activities 

109,457


128,040





Investing activities 




Purchases of property, plant, and equipment 

(95,891)


(107,078)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment 

33


1,850

Investment in capitalized software 

(11,846)


(10,505)

Other 

(231)


(579)

Net cash used in investing activities 

(107,935)


(116,312)





Financing activities




Proceeds from exercise of stock options

1,885


3,780

Payment of minimum withholding taxes on net share settlement of share-based compensation awards

(645)


(1,826)

Fees paid in conjunction with debt financing

(180)


(154)

Borrowings on bank line of credit

47,000


63,000

Payments on bank line of credit

(93,000)


(57,000)

Payment on promissory note

(1,775)


-

Cash received from landlord related to financing lease obligations

35,696


-

Stock repurchases

-


(12,873)

Net cash used in financing activities

(11,019)


(5,073)





Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(9,497)


6,655

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

71,671


54,235

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$           62,174


$           60,890





Cash paid during the period for:




Interest 

$           29,171


$           26,191





Non-cash investing and financing activities




Software development costs incurred but not paid

$             3,508


$                331

Construction in progress costs incurred but not paid

18,511


26,093

Property acquired through capital and financing lease obligations

14,369


-

 

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. and Subsidiaries 

Segment Reporting 

(In Thousands) 












 Smart & Final 


 Smart
Foodservice 


 Corporate / Other 


 Consolidated 

Sixteen Weeks Ended October 7, 2018 









 Net sales 


$      1,144,090


$     353,579


$                 -


$     1,497,669

 Cost of sales, distribution and store occupancy 


961,575


300,999


2,646


1,265,220

 Operating and administrative expenses 


159,742


25,660


24,488


209,890

 Income (loss) from operations 


$           22,773


$       26,920


$     (27,134)


$          22,559



















 Capital expenditures 


$           27,747


$         6,759


$         7,806


$          42,312





































Sixteen Weeks Ended October 8, 2017 









 Net sales 


$      1,115,234


$     342,119


$                 -


$     1,457,353

 Cost of sales, distribution and store occupancy 


948,476


292,502


2,512


1,243,490

 Operating and administrative expenses 


145,410


23,972


25,903


195,285

 Income (loss) from operations 


$           21,348


$       25,645


$     (28,415)


$          18,578



















 Capital expenditures 


$           38,699


$         5,201


$         4,201


$          48,101






























 Smart & Final 


 Smart
Foodservice 


 Corporate / Other 


 Consolidated 

Forty Weeks Ended October 7, 2018 









 Net sales 


$      2,807,739


$     831,651


$                 -


$     3,639,390

 Cost of sales, distribution and store occupancy 


2,374,313


710,016


6,633


3,090,962

 Operating and administrative expenses 


385,179


62,329


60,384


507,892

 Income (loss) from operations 


$           48,247


$       59,306


$     (67,017)


$          40,536



















 Capital expenditures 


$           76,783


$       14,990


$       15,964


$        107,737





































Forty Weeks Ended October 8, 2017 









 Net sales 


$      2,716,337


$     786,320


$                 -


$     3,502,657

 Cost of sales, distribution and store occupancy 


2,311,878


675,007


6,528


2,993,413

 Operating and administrative expenses 


357,112


57,579


59,330


474,021

 Income (loss) from operations 


$           47,347


$       53,734


$     (65,858)


$          35,223



















 Capital expenditures 


$           93,503


$       11,575


$       12,505


$        117,583

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures (namely EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share, and adjusted net income per diluted share) to evaluate our operating and financial performance and to compare such performance to that of prior periods. We also use these non-GAAP financial measures in making operational and financial decisions and in establishing operational goals. We believe that providing these non-GAAP financial measures to investors, as a supplement to GAAP financial measures, helps investors to (i) evaluate our operating and financial performance and future prospects, (ii) compare financial results across accounting periods, (iii) better understand the long-term performance of our core business and (iv) evaluate trends in our business, all consistent with how management evaluates such performance and movements. The Company defines EBITDA as net income before depreciation and amortization, interest expense and provision (benefit) for income tax, and adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for the items set forth in the table below.  The Company defines adjusted net income as net income adjusted for the items set forth in the table below. The Company defines adjusted net income per share as adjusted net income divided by the weighted average basic shares outstanding. The Company defines adjusted net income per diluted share as adjusted net income divided by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Use of these non-GAAP measures may differ from similar measures reported by other companies. Each of these non-GAAP measures has its limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP.

The following tables present reconciliations of net income to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income, and net income per share to adjusted net income per share and adjusted net income per diluted share, for the sixteen-week and forty-week periods ended October 7, 2018 and October 8, 2017.

Smart & Final  Stores, Inc. and Subsidiaries 

Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA 

(Unaudited) 

(In Thousands) 










Sixteen Weeks
Ended October 7,
2018


Sixteen Weeks
Ended October 8,
2017


Forty Weeks
Ended October 7,
2018


Forty Weeks

Ended October 8,
2017

 Net income 

$         10,160


$           5,106


$           9,668


$           7,642

 Depreciation and amortization  

29,829


31,052


76,246


75,049

 Interest expense, net 

13,250


11,229


32,165


27,738

 Income tax (benefit) provision 

(200)


2,605


305


419

 EBITDA 

53,039


49,992


118,384


110,848









 Adjustments to EBITDA 








 Net loss from closed stores and exit costs (a) 

1,026


1,275


2,551


2,556

 Loss from asset dispositions (b) 

2,083


830


3,697


1,458

 Share-based compensation expense (c) 

3,615


4,199


10,058


8,503

 Non-cash rent (d) 

1,438


1,917


4,193


5,043

 Pre-opening costs (e) 

1,158


1,346


1,572


3,519

 Other items (f) 

(100)


3,354


(300)


3,435

 Adjusted EBITDA 

$         62,259


$         62,913


$       140,155


$       135,362

 

Smart & Final  Stores, Inc. and Subsidiaries 

Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income 

(Unaudited) 

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts) 










Sixteen Weeks
Ended October 7,
2018


Sixteen Weeks
Ended October 8,
2017


Forty Weeks
Ended October 7,
2018


Forty Weeks
Ended October 8,
2017

 Net income 

$         10,160


$           5,106


$           9,668


$           7,642

 Income tax (benefit) provision  

(200)


2,605


305


419

 Income before income taxes 

9,960


7,711


9,973


8,061









 Adjustments to net income 








 Net loss from closed stores and exit costs (a) 

1,026


1,275


2,551


2,556

 Loss from asset dispositions (b) 

2,083


830


3,697


1,458

 Share-based compensation expense (c) 

3,615


4,199


10,058


8,503

 Non-cash rent (d) 

1,438


1,917


4,193


5,043

 Pre-opening costs (e) 

1,158


1,346


1,572


3,519

 Other items (f) 

(100)


3,354


(300)


3,435

 Adjusted income tax provision 

(2,327)


(7,702)


(6,272)


(10,090)

 Adjusted net income 

$         16,853


$         12,930


$         25,472


$         22,485









Adjusted Net Income Per Share
















Net income per share - basic

$             0.14


$             0.07


$             0.13


$             0.11

Per share impact of net income adjustments

0.09


0.11


0.22


0.20

Adjusted net income per share - basic

$             0.23


$             0.18


$             0.35


$             0.31

Net income per share - diluted

$             0.14


$             0.07


$             0.13


$             0.10

Per share impact of net income adjustments

0.09


0.10


0.21


0.20

Adjusted net income per share - diluted

$             0.23


$             0.17


$             0.34


$             0.30









Weighted average shares - basic

73,117,389


72,446,404


72,713,906


72,437,033

Weighted average shares - diluted

74,446,660


74,253,374


74,071,704


75,588,182



(a)

Represents costs associated with store closure and exit costs.

(b) 

Represents non-cash loss associated with asset dispositions and impairment charges.

(c) 

Represents expenses associated with the Company's equity-based incentive award program.

(d) 

Represents non-cash component of recognized rent expense. 

(e) 

Represents new store and relocation opening costs consisting primarily of rent, utilities, distribution, store labor and advertising.

(f) 

Represents severance costs in the sixteen and forty weeks ended October 7, 2018 and the sixteen and forty weeks ended October 8, 2017.

 

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SOURCE Smart & Final Stores, Inc.