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Gap Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results – Business Wire





SAN FRANCISCO–()–Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), a portfolio of purpose-led, billion-dollar lifestyle brands including Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta, and the largest specialty apparel company in the U.S., today reported financial results for its second quarter ended July 30, 2022.

“This is a pivotal moment in time. While we search for a new leader, I am taking on the role as Interim President & CEO of Gap Inc. with a deep commitment to the company’s success and impatience for change. Having navigated the global retail industry across brands and markets, I am not approaching this work from the sidelines,” said Bob Martin, Executive Chairman and Interim CEO, Gap Inc. “We are taking actions to better optimize profitability and cash flow in the near term, reducing operating costs as well as impairing unproductive inventory. While our elevated inventory and pressured margins are current realities against unsettled market conditions, they do not define our ability to capitalize on Gap Inc.’s strengths to win.”
Mr. Martin continued, “Gap Inc.’s iconic brands, powerful assets, well-established values and scaled omni-platform are central to our strategic direction. Our team has the capabilities to deliver what our customers, and our shareholders, expect — what’s needed for profitable growth. Importantly, as we adopt behaviors that enable sustainable change, I’m confident we will unleash our potential and drive value creation over the long term.”
Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 – Financial Results
Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 – Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights
Additional information regarding adjusted gross margin, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, and free cash flow, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures, is provided at the end of this press release along with a reconciliation of these measures from the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for the applicable period.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 – Global Brand Results
Old Navy:
Gap:
Banana Republic:
Athleta:
Fiscal Year 2022 Outlook
“We have four strong brands and leverage in the portfolio to deliver over the long-term, however our recent execution challenges combined with the uncertain macro trends requires us to manage the levers in our control and take the actions necessary to drive improvement across our entire business,” said Katrina O’Connell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gap Inc. “In the near-term, we are taking actions to sequentially reduce inventory, rebalance our assortments to better meet changing consumer needs, aggressively manage and reevaluate investments, and fortifying our balance sheet. While we have work to do, we believe these are the right initial steps to position Gap Inc. back on its path toward growth, margin expansion, and delivering value for our shareholders over the long term.”
Given the actions the company has underway and in midst of a CEO transition, combined with the uncertain macro-environment, the company is withdrawing its prior fiscal 2022 outlook. The company is providing the following commentary related to its outlook for the remainder of fiscal 2022 and will share further details on its second quarter fiscal 2022 results conference call today at 2:00 pm Pacific Time.
Sales:
Gross Margin and Inventory:
SG&A:
Capital Expenditures:
Other:
Webcast and Conference Call Information
Cammeron McLaughlin, Head of Investor Relations at Gap Inc., will host a summary of the company’s second quarter fiscal 2022 results during a conference call and webcast from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. Ms. McLaughlin will be joined by Interim Chief Executive Officer Bob Martin and Chief Financial Officer Katrina O’Connell.
To access the conference call, please pre-register using this link. Registrants will receive confirmation with dial-in details.
A live webcast of the event can be accessed using this link. A replay will also be made available at investors.gapinc.com.
Non-GAAP Disclosure
This press release includes financial measures that have not been calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are therefore referred to as non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP measures described below are intended to provide investors with additional useful information about the company’s financial performance, to enhance the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects and to allow for greater transparency with respect to important metrics used by management for financial and operating decision-making. The company presents these non-GAAP financial measures to assist investors in seeing its financial performance from management’s view and because it believes they provide an additional tool for investors to use in computing the company’s core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in its industry. Additional information regarding the intended use of each non-GAAP measure included in this press release is provided in the tables to this press release.
The non-GAAP measures included in this press release are adjusted gross margin, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, and free cash flow. These non-GAAP measures exclude the impact of certain items that are set forth in the tables to this press release.
The non-GAAP measures used by the company should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and may not be the same as similarly titled measures used by other companies due to possible differences in method and in items or events being adjusted. The company urges investors to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures included in the tables to this press release below, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate its business. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the company have limitations in their usefulness to investors because they have no standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and are not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles.
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and related conference call and webcast contain forward-looking statements within the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than those that are purely historical are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” and similar expressions also identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the following: winning in any macroenvironment; Old Navy’s growth potential; Athleta’s growth potential; Athleta’s long-term revenue CAGR; delivering long-term value and profitable growth; leveraging our portfolio to compete and win; reducing inventory in the second half of 2022; impairing unproductive inventory; reducing future receipts; rebalancing our assortments; reducing overhead/operating costs and related actions; reevaluating technology, digital and marketing investments; fortifying our balance sheet; expected Athleta and Old Navy store openings in 2022; expected Gap and Banana Republic store closures in 2022; maintaining core category leadership in the second half of 2022; Old Navy’s value positioning to attract customers; adding balance and relevance to Old Navy’s assortment; maintaining Old Navy’s leadership in Denim, Active, and Kids & Baby; optimizing Old Navy’s BODEQUALITY offering in stores; stocking core sizes at Old Navy; fixing category mix imbalances at Gap; market share gains for Athleta; Athleta’s positioning for the second half of 2022; capitalizing on secular shifts and growth in health and wellness at Athleta; driving outsized growth at Athleta in the long-term; the expected benefits of having cleared unproductive inventory in the second quarter of 2022; air freight expense in the second half of 2022; inflationary cost deleverage in the second half of 2022; ROD in the second half of 2022; inventory growth in the second half of 2022; leaning into our responsive levers in 2023 to align inventory with demand; the timing of expected benefits from operating expense reductions; the expected benefit of the planned sale of our UK Distribution Center; our pack and hold strategy and its expected benefits; our ability to integrate pack and hold inventory with future assortments; inventory improvement and productivity; our brands taking advantage of reinstated responsive capabilities and chasing into demand in 2022 and 2023; ending inventories for the third and fourth quarters of 2022; cash levels in the second half of 2022 and 2023; expected capital expenditures in 2022; our dividend policy; our share repurchase program; delivering growth, margin expansion, and long-term shareholder value; optimizing profitability and cash flow in the near term; our strategic direction and potential; and revenue expectations generally in the second half of 2022.
Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the following risks, any of which could have an adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations, and reputation: the overall global economic and geopolitical environment, consumer spending patterns and risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic; the risk that we may be unable to manage our inventory effectively and the resulting impact on our gross margins and sales; the risk that inflation continues to rise, which could increase our expenses and negatively impact consumer demand; the risk that global economic conditions worsen beyond what we currently estimate; the risk that global supply chain delays will result in receiving inventory after the applicable selling season; the risk that we or our franchisees may be unsuccessful in gauging apparel trends and changing consumer preferences or responding with sufficient lead time; the risk that inventory delays and product acceptance issues will result in significant impairment charges; the risk that we fail to manage key executive succession and retention and to continue to attract qualified personnel; the risk that we fail to maintain, enhance and protect our brand image and reputation; the risk that increased public focus on our ESG initiatives or our inability to meet our stated ESG goals could affect our brand image and reputation; the highly competitive nature of our business in the United States and internationally; engaging in or seeking to engage in strategic transactions that are subject to various risks and uncertainties; the risk that our investments in customer, digital, and omni-channel shopping initiatives may not deliver the results we anticipate; the risks to our business, including our costs and global supply chain, associated with global sourcing and manufacturing; the risks to our reputation or operations associated with importing merchandise from foreign countries, including failure of our vendors to adhere to our Code of Vendor Conduct; the risk of data or other security breaches or vulnerabilities that may result in increased costs, violations of law, significant legal and financial exposure, and a loss of confidence in our security measures; the risk that failures of, or updates or changes to, our IT systems may disrupt our operations; the risk that our efforts to expand internationally may not be successful; the risk that our franchisees and licensees could impair the value of our brands; the risk that trade matters could increase the cost or reduce the supply of apparel available to us; the risk of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the risk that our comparable sales and margins may experience fluctuations or that we may fail to meet financial market expectations; natural disasters, public health crises (similar to and including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic), political crises (such as the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine), negative global climate patterns, or other catastrophic events; the risk that we or our franchisees may be unsuccessful in identifying, negotiating, and securing new store locations and renewing, modifying, or terminating leases for existing store locations effectively; the risk that we will not be successful in defending various proceedings, lawsuits, disputes, and claims; our failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations and changes in the regulatory or administrative landscape; reductions in income and cash flow from our credit card arrangement related to our private label and co-branded credit cards; the risk that our level of indebtedness may impact our ability to operate and expand our business; the risk that we and our subsidiaries may be unable to meet our obligations under our indebtedness agreements; the risk that changes in our credit profile or deterioration in market conditions may limit our access to the capital markets; the risk that the adoption of new accounting pronouncements will impact future results; the risk that we do not repurchase some or all of the shares we anticipate purchasing pursuant to our repurchase program; and the risk that additional information may arise during our close process or as a result of subsequent events that would require us to make adjustments to our financial information.
Additional information regarding factors that could cause results to differ can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2022, as well as our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
These forward-looking statements are based on information as of August 25, 2022. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc., a collection of purpose-led lifestyle brands, is the largest American specialty apparel company offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta brands. The company uses omni-channel capabilities to bridge the digital world and physical stores to further enhance its shopping experience. Gap Inc. is guided by its purpose, Inclusive, by Design, and takes pride in creating products and experiences its customers love while doing right by its employees, communities, and planet. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase worldwide through company-operated stores, franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. Fiscal year 2021 net sales were $16.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.
$
708
$
2,375
 

 
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2,281
 
1,106
 
1,201
 
4,949
 
6,194
 
2,809
 
2,897
 
3,532
 
3,975
 
881
 
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$
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$
13,759
$
1,640
$
1,583
 
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1,252
 
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3,651
 
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3,857
 
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560
 
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2,305
 
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$
13,759
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4,908
 
 
4,749
 
 
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1,823
 
 
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3,453
 
 
1,358
 
 
1,414
 
 
2,651
 
 
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(28
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(225
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391
 
 
902
 
 
2,016
 
$
735
 
$
2,407
 
(a)
The Gap, Inc.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
UNAUDITED
FREE CASH FLOW
Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure. We believe free cash flow is an important metric because it represents a measure of how much cash a company has available for discretionary and non-discretionary items after the deduction of capital expenditures. We require regular capital expenditures including technology improvements to automate processes, engage with customers, and optimize our supply chain in addition to building and maintaining stores. We use this metric internally, as we believe our sustained ability to generate free cash flow is an important driver of value creation. However, this non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to supersede or replace our GAAP results.
$
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)
$
792
 
 
(406
)
 
(269
)
$
(613
)
$
523
 
The Gap, Inc.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
UNAUDITED
ADJUSTED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS METRICS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2022
The following adjusted statement of operations metrics are non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are provided to enhance visibility into the Company’s underlying results for the period excluding the impact of impairment of unproductive inventory and a loss on divestiture activity. Management believes the adjusted metrics are useful for the assessment of ongoing operations as we believe the adjusted items are not indicative of our ongoing operations, and provide additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison of results against past and future years. However, these non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to supersede or replace the GAAP measures.
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$
65
 
1.7
%
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$
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$
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(a)
(b)
The Gap, Inc.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
UNAUDITED
ADJUSTED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS METRICS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2021
The following adjusted statement of operations metrics are non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are provided to enhance visibility into the Company’s underlying results for the period excluding the impact of a loss on divestiture activity and strategic changes related to our operating model in Europe. Management believes that excluding certain items from statement of operations metrics that are not part of the Company’s core operations provides additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison of results against past and future years. However, these non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to supersede or replace the GAAP measures.
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101
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258
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%
 
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%
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428
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%
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106
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272
$
0.70
The Gap, Inc.
NET SALES RESULTS
UNAUDITED
The following table details the Company’s second quarter fiscal year 2022 and 2021 net sales (unaudited):
$
1,880
$
565
$
460
$
335
$
3
$
3,243
 
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2
 

 
76
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2,090
$
881
$
539
$
344
$
3
$
3,857
$
2,177
$
615
$
428
$
340
$
11
$
3,571
 
191
 
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313
 

 
116
 
1
 
1
 

 
118
 

 
135
 
19
 

 

 
154
 
22
 
29
 
4
 

 

 
55
$
2,390
$
974
$
495
$
341
$
11
$
4,211
(1)
(2)
(3)
The Gap, Inc.
REAL ESTATE
Store count, openings, closings, and square footage for our stores are as follows:
1,252
16
5
1,263
20.2
520
2
12
510
5.4
329
4
31
302
2.5
11




446
2
11
437
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1

51
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227
13
4
236
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2,835
38
63
2,799
33.0
564
30
14
591
N/A
3,399
68
77
3,390
33.0
(1)
 
Investor Relations Contact:
Emily Gacka
(415) 427-1972
Investor_relations@gap.com
Media Relations Contact:
Megan Foote
(415) 832-1989
Press@gap.com
Investor Relations Contact:
Emily Gacka
(415) 427-1972
Investor_relations@gap.com
Media Relations Contact:
Megan Foote
(415) 832-1989
Press@gap.com

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