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Shares49 P/E10
MCap995 P/FCF17
Net Debt-214 EBIT117
TEV781 TEV/EBIT7
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10-Q 1 a20200502-10q.htm THE BUCKLE, INC. 10-Q Document


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q

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

For the Quarterly Period Ended May 2, 2020

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

For the Transition Period from ____________ to ____________

Commission File Number: 001-12951

 THE BUCKLE, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Nebraska
47-0366193
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
2407 West 24th Street, Kearney, Nebraska  68845-4915
(Address of principal executive offices)     (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (308) 236-8491

____________________________________________________________________
(Former name, former address, and former fiscal year if changed since last report)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value
BKE
New York Stock Exchange
 
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 þ No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for a shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes þ No o

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

Large accelerated filer o; Accelerated filer þ;
Non-accelerated filer o; Smaller reporting company o;
Emerging growth company o

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. o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes o No þ

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant's Common Stock, $0.01 par value, as of June 5, 2020, was 49,408,181.



THE BUCKLE, INC.

FORM 10-Q
INDEX


2



THE BUCKLE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in Thousands Except Share and Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
ASSETS
May 2,
2020
 
February 1,
2020
 

 

CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
185,037

 
$
220,969

Short-term investments
17,661

 
12,532

Receivables
1,774

 
3,136

Inventory
121,671

 
121,258

Prepaid expenses and other assets
13,438

 
20,935

Total current assets
339,581

 
378,830

 


 


PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
451,142

 
452,205

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
(341,073
)
 
(338,357
)
 
110,069

 
113,848

 


 


OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS
326,587

 
350,088

LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS
15,922

 
15,863

OTHER ASSETS
9,491

 
9,261

 


 


Total assets
$
801,650

 
$
867,890

 


 


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 

 
 

 


 


CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$
19,212

 
$
26,491

Accrued employee compensation
5,310

 
22,929

Accrued store operating expenses
15,927

 
17,837

Gift certificates redeemable
13,513

 
15,319

Current portion of operating lease liabilities
84,410

 
87,314

Income taxes payable
72

 
2,751

Total current liabilities
138,444

 
172,641

 


 


DEFERRED COMPENSATION
15,204

 
15,863

NON-CURRENT OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES
270,053

 
290,238

Total liabilities
423,701

 
478,742

 


 


COMMITMENTS


 


 


 


STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
 

 
 

Common stock, authorized 100,000,000 shares of $.01 par value; 49,408,181 and 49,205,681 shares issued and outstanding at May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively
494

 
492

Additional paid-in capital
152,841

 
152,258

Retained earnings
224,614

 
236,398

Total stockholders’ equity
377,949

 
389,148

 


 


Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
801,650

 
$
867,890


See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

3



THE BUCKLE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Amounts in Thousands Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2,
2020

May 4,
2019






SALES, Net of returns and allowances
$
115,413


$
201,313







COST OF SALES (Including buying, distribution, and occupancy costs)
88,588


124,660







Gross profit
26,825


76,653







OPERATING EXPENSES:





Selling
33,504


46,609

General and administrative
9,503


11,310

 
43,007


57,919







INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS
(16,182
)

18,734







OTHER INCOME, Net
574


1,255







INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES
(15,608
)

19,989







INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)
(3,824
)

4,897







NET INCOME (LOSS)
$
(11,784
)

$
15,092













EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 


 

Basic
$
(0.24
)

$
0.31







Diluted
$
(0.24
)

$
0.31







Basic weighted average shares
48,725


48,552

Diluted weighted average shares
48,922


48,734


See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

4



THE BUCKLE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Amounts in Thousands Except Share and Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number
of Shares
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISCAL 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BALANCE, February 2, 2020
 
49,205,681

 
$
492

 
$
152,258

 
$
236,398

 
$
389,148

Net income (loss)
 

 

 

 
(11,784
)
 
(11,784
)
Issuance of non-vested stock, net of forfeitures
 
227,500

 
2

 
(2
)
 

 

Amortization of non-vested stock grants, net of forfeitures
 

 

 
957

 

 
957

Common stock purchased and retired
 
(25,000
)
 

 
(372
)
 

 
(372
)
BALANCE, May 2, 2020
 
49,408,181

 
$
494

 
$
152,841

 
$
224,614

 
$
377,949

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISCAL 2019
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BALANCE, February 3, 2019
 
49,017,395

 
$
490

 
$
148,564

 
$
244,823

 
$
393,877

Net income (loss)
 

 

 

 
15,092

 
15,092

Dividends paid on common stock, ($0.25 per share)
 

 

 

 
(12,309
)
 
(12,309
)
Issuance of non-vested stock, net of forfeitures
 
214,230

 
2

 
(2
)
 

 

Amortization of non-vested stock grants, net of forfeitures
 

 

 
1,298

 

 
1,298

BALANCE, May 4, 2019
 
49,231,625

 
$
492

 
$
149,860

 
$
247,606

 
$
397,958


See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

5



THE BUCKLE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2,
2020
 
May 4,
2019
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(11,784
)
 
$
15,092

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash flows from operating activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
5,484

 
6,180

Amortization of non-vested stock grants, net of forfeitures
957

 
1,298

Deferred income taxes
(230
)
 
(311
)
Other
41

 
52

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 

 
 

Receivables
1,859

 
235

Inventory
(413
)
 
4,376

Prepaid expenses and other assets
7,497

 
(2,270
)
Accounts payable
(6,953
)
 
7,564

Accrued employee compensation
(17,619
)
 
(9,816
)
Accrued store operating expenses
(1,875
)
 
2,597

Gift certificates redeemable
(1,806
)
 
(2,372
)
Income taxes payable
(3,176
)
 
5,583

Other assets and liabilities
(282
)
 
1,066

 
 
 
 
Net cash flows from operating activities
(28,300
)
 
29,274

 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Purchases of property and equipment
(2,072
)
 
(2,462
)
Purchases of investments
(14,738
)
 
(15,975
)
Proceeds from sales/maturities of investments
9,550

 
16,940

 
 
 
 
Net cash flows from investing activities
(7,260
)
 
(1,497
)
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Purchases of common stock
(372
)
 

Payment of dividends

 
(12,309
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash flows from financing activities
(372
)
 
(12,309
)
 
 
 
 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
(35,932
)
 
15,468

 
 
 
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, Beginning of period
220,969

 
168,471

 
 
 
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, End of period
$
185,037

 
$
183,939


See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

6



THE BUCKLE, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED MAY 2, 2020 AND MAY 4, 2019
(Dollar Amounts in Thousands Except Share and Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)

1.
Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for the fair presentation of the results of operations for the interim periods have been included. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. Because of the seasonal nature of the business, results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of a full year's operations. The accounting policies followed by the Company and additional footnotes are reflected in the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020, included in The Buckle, Inc.'s 2019 Form 10-K. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of February 1, 2020 is derived from audited financial statements.

For purposes of this report, unless the context otherwise requires, all references herein to the “Company”, “Buckle”, “we”, “us”, or similar terms refer to The Buckle, Inc. and its subsidiary.

The Company follows generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). References to GAAP in these notes are to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”).

2.
Revenues

The Company is a retailer of medium to better priced casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for fashion conscious young men and women. The Company operates its business as one reportable segment. The Company sells its merchandise through its retail stores and e-Commerce platform. The Company had 446 stores located in 42 states throughout the United States as of May 2, 2020 and 449 stores in 42 states as of May 4, 2019. During the thirteen week period ended May 2, 2020, the Company did not open any new stores, substantially remodeled 1 store, and permanently closed 2 stores. During the thirteen week period ended May 4, 2019, the Company did not open any new stores, substantially remodeled 1 store, and permanently closed 1 store.

The Company temporarily closed all of its brick and mortar stores beginning March 18, 2020 to protect the health and welfare of its guests, teammates, and communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company began the process of reopening certain stores the week of April 26, 2020, following all appropriate federal, state, and local reopening guidelines. As of May 2, 2020, 37 stores had been reopened. The Company has continued to reopen stores each week and had reopened 397 of its 444 stores as of June 5, 2020. The store closings had a significant impact on the Company's revenue for the quarter, which was down $85,900 or 42.7%. The Company's online store remained open without interruption.

For the thirteen week periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, online revenues accounted for 27.8% and 12.1%, respectively, of the Company's net sales. No sales to an individual customer or country, other than the United States, accounted for more than 10% of net sales.


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The following is information regarding the Company’s major product lines, stated as a percentage of the Company’s net sales:

 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
Merchandise Group
May 2,
2020
 
May 4,
2019
 
 
 
 
Denims
45.8
%
 
42.4
%
Tops (including sweaters)
27.6

 
29.9

Footwear
8.5

 
7.4

Accessories
8.1

 
8.4

Sportswear/Fashions
6.6

 
8.8

Outerwear
1.0

 
0.9

Casual bottoms
0.9

 
1.2

Other
1.5

 
1.0

 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%

3.
Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share data are based on the weighted average outstanding common shares during the period. Diluted earnings per share data are based on the weighted average outstanding common shares and the effect of all dilutive potential common shares.


Thirteen Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

May 2, 2020

May 4, 2019

Net Income (Loss)

Weighted
Average
Shares (a)

Per Share
Amount

Net Income (Loss)

Weighted
Average
Shares (a)

Per Share
Amount


















Basic EPS
$
(11,784
)

48,725


$
(0.24
)

$
15,092


48,552


$
0.31

Effect of Dilutive Securities:
 


 


 


 


 


 

Non-vested shares


197






182



Diluted EPS
$
(11,784
)

48,922


$
(0.24
)

$
15,092


48,734


$
0.31


(a) Shares in thousands.

4.
Investments

The following is a summary of investments as of May 2, 2020:
 
 
Amortized
Cost or
Par Value
 
Gross
Unrealized
Gains
 
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
 
Other-than-
Temporary
Impairment
 
Estimated
Fair
Value
Held-to-Maturity Securities:
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

State and municipal bonds
$
18,379

 
$
67

 
$
(1
)
 
$

 
$
18,445

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trading Securities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mutual funds
$
14,987

 
$
217

 
$

 
$

 
$
15,204

 

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The following is a summary of investments as of February 1, 2020:
 
 
Amortized
Cost or
Par Value
 
Gross
Unrealized
Gains
 
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
 
Other-than-
Temporary
Impairment
 
Estimated
Fair
Value
Held-to-Maturity Securities:
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

State and municipal bonds
$
12,532

 
$
13

 
$
(1
)
 
$

 
$
12,544

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trading Securities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mutual funds
$
14,563

 
$
1,300

 
$

 
$

 
$
15,863


The amortized cost and fair value of debt securities by contractual maturity as of May 2, 2020 is as follows:
 
 
Amortized
Cost
 
Fair
Value
Held-to-Maturity Securities
 
 
 
Less than 1 year
$
17,661

 
$
17,722

1 - 5 years
718

 
723

 
$
18,379

 
$
18,445

 
As of May 2, 2020, $718 of held-to-maturity securities are classified in long-term investments. As of February 1, 2020, all of the Company's investments in held-to-maturity securities are classified in short-term investments. Trading securities are held in a Rabbi Trust, intended to fund the Company’s deferred compensation plan, and are classified in long-term investments.

5.
Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is 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. Financial assets and liabilities measured and reported at fair value are classified and disclosed in one of the following categories:

Level 1 – Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Short-term and long-term investments with active markets or known redemption values are reported at fair value utilizing Level 1 inputs.
Level 2 – Observable market-based inputs (either directly or indirectly) such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or inputs that are corroborated by market data.
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs that are not corroborated by market data and are projections, estimates, or interpretations that are supported by little or no market activity and are significant to the fair value of the assets.

As of May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, the Company held certain assets that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis including its investments in trading securities.

The Company’s financial assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis are as follows:
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
Quoted Prices in
Active Markets
for Identical
Assets
 
Significant
Observable
Inputs
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
 
 
May 2, 2020
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trading securities (including mutual funds)
$
15,204

 
$

 
$

 
$
15,204

 

9



 
Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
Quoted Prices in
Active Markets
for Identical
Assets
 
Significant
Observable
Inputs
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
 
 
February 1, 2020
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trading securities (including mutual funds)
$
15,863

 
$

 
$

 
$
15,863

 
Securities included in Level 1 represent securities which have publicly traded quoted prices.

The carrying value of cash equivalents approximates fair value due to the low level of risk these assets present and their relatively liquid nature, particularly given their short maturities. The Company also holds certain financial instruments that are not carried at fair value on the condensed consolidated balance sheets, including held-to-maturity securities. Held-to-maturity securities consist primarily of state and municipal bonds. The fair values of these debt securities are based on quoted market prices and yields for the same or similar securities, which the Company determined to be Level 2 inputs. As of May 2, 2020, the fair value of held-to-maturity securities was $18,445 compared to the carrying amount of $18,379. As of February 1, 2020, the fair value of held-to-maturity securities was $12,544 compared to the carrying amount of $12,532.

The carrying values of receivables, accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities approximates fair value because of their short-term nature. From time to time, the Company measures certain assets at fair value on a non-recurring basis, specifically long-lived assets evaluated for impairment. These are typically store specific assets, which are reviewed for impairment when circumstances indicate impairment may exist due to the questionable recoverability of the carrying values of long-lived assets. If expected future cash flows related to a store’s assets are less than their carrying value, an impairment loss would be recognized for the difference between the carrying value and the estimated fair value of the store's assets. The fair value of the store's assets is estimated utilizing an income-based approach based on the expected cash flows over the remaining life of the store's lease.

Given the substantial reduction in the Company's sales (and the related impact on cash flow projections) as a result of store closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an impairment assessment was triggered for certain stores. This analysis resulted in $1,000 of store-related asset impairment charges in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. There was no impairment related to long-lived assets for all other prior periods presented.

6.
Leases

The Company's lease portfolio is primarily comprised of leases for retail store locations. The Company also leases certain equipment and corporate office space. Store leases for new stores typically have an initial term of 10 years, with options to renew for an additional 1 to 5 years. The exercise of lease renewal options is at the Company's sole discretion and is included in the lease term for calculations of its right-of-use assets and liabilities when it is reasonably certain that the Company plans to renew these leases. Certain store lease agreements include rental payments based on a percentage of retail sales over contractual levels and others include rental payments adjusted periodically for inflation. Lease agreements do not contain any residual value guarantees, material restrictive covenants, or options to purchase the leased property.

The Company has elected to apply the practical expedient to account for lease components (e.g. fixed payments for rent, insurance, and real estate taxes) and nonlease components (e.g. fixed payments for common area maintenance) together as a single component for all underlying asset classes. Additionally, the Company elected as an accounting policy to exclude short-term leases from the recognition requirements.

Given the store closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company paid essentially full rent for the month of April but was then able to negotiate substantial rent deferrals for May and June. Consistent with guidance in the FASB Staff Q&A regarding lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has made the election to treat all lease concessions as though the enforceable rights and obligations existed in each contract and, therefore, will not apply the lease modification guidance in ASC 842. As such, these deferrals had no impact to rent expense during the quarter. Amounts deferred and payable in future periods have been included in "accounts payable" on the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets


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Lease expense is included in cost of sales in the condensed consolidated statements of income. The components of total lease cost are as follows:

 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2,
2020
 
May 4,
2019
 
 
 
 
Operating lease cost
$
24,590

 
$
21,546

Variable lease cost (a)
4,489

 
9,244

Total lease cost
$
29,079

 
$
30,790

(a) Includes variable payments related to both lease and non-lease components, such as contingent rent payments based on performance and payments related to taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs. Also includes payments related to short-term leases with periods of less than twelve months.

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases is as follows:

 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2,
2020
 
May 4,
2019
 
 
 
 
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:
 
 
 
Operating cash flows from operating leases
$
25,035

 
$
21,519

 
 
 
 
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new lease obligations:
 
 
 
Operating leases
$
3,380

 
$
418


The Company uses its incremental borrowing rate as the discount rate to determine the present value of lease payments. As of May 2, 2020, the weighted-average remaining lease term was 5.0 years and the weighted-average discount rate was 3.8%.

The table below reconciles undiscounted future lease payments (e.g. fixed payments for rent, insurance, real estate taxes, and common area maintenance) for each of the next five fiscal years and the total of the remaining years to the operating lease liabilities recorded on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of May 2, 2020:

Fiscal Year
 
Operating Leases (a)
2020 (remaining)
 
$
74,854

2021
 
85,132

2022
 
72,206

2023
 
59,135

2024
 
44,380

Thereafter
 
54,769

Total lease payments
 
390,476

Less: Imputed interest
 
36,013

Total operating lease liability
 
$
354,463

(a) Operating lease payments exclude $756 of legally binding minimum lease payments for leases signed, but not yet commenced.


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7.
Supplemental Cash Flow Information

The Company had non-cash investing activities during the thirteen week periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019 of $326 and $39, respectively. The non-cash investing activity relates to the change in the balance of unpaid purchases of property, plant, and equipment included in accounts payable as of the end of the period. The liability for unpaid purchases of property, plant, and equipment included in accounts payable was $233 and $559 as of May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively. Amounts reported as unpaid purchases are recorded as cash outflows from investing activities for purchases of property, plant, and equipment in the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows in the period they are paid.

Additional cash flow information for the Company includes cash paid/(refunds received) for income taxes during the thirteen week periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019 of $(418) and $(374), respectively.

8.
Stock-Based Compensation

The Company has several stock option plans which allow for granting of stock options to employees, executives, and directors. The Company has not granted any stock options since fiscal 2008 and there are currently no stock options outstanding. The Company also has a restricted stock plan that allows for the granting of non-vested shares of common stock to employees and executives and a restricted stock plan that allows for the granting of non-vested shares of common stock to non-employee directors. As of May 2, 2020, 641,353 shares were available for grant under the Company’s various restricted stock plans, of which 631,792 shares were available for grant to executive officers.

Compensation expense was recognized during fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019 for equity-based grants, based on the grant date fair value of the awards. The fair value of grants of non-vested common stock awards is the stock price on the date of grant.

Information regarding the impact of compensation expense related to grants of non-vested shares of common stock is as follows:

 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2,
2020
 
May 4,
2019
 
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation expense, before tax
$
957

 
$
1,298

 
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation expense, after tax
$
723

 
$
980


Non-vested shares of common stock granted during the thirteen week periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019 were granted pursuant to the Company’s 2005 Restricted Stock Plan and the Company’s 2008 Director Restricted Stock Plan. Shares granted under the 2005 Plan are typically "performance based" and vest over a period of four years, only upon certification by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors that the Company has achieved its pre-established performance targets for the fiscal year. Certain shares granted under the 2005 Plan, however, are "non-performance based" and vest over a period of four years without being subject to the achievement of performance targets. Shares granted under the 2008 Director Plan vest 25% on the date of grant and then in equal portions on each of the first three anniversaries of the date of grant.


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A summary of the Company’s stock-based compensation activity related to grants of non-vested shares of common stock for the thirteen week period ended May 2, 2020 is as follows:
 
 
Shares
 
Weighted Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
 
 
 
 
Non-Vested - beginning of year
507,863

 
$
18.23

Granted
370,600

 
24.41

Forfeited
(143,100
)
 
17.38

Vested
(40,806
)
 
18.35

Non-Vested - end of quarter
694,557

 
$
21.70

 
As of May 2, 2020, there was $5,270 of unrecognized compensation expense related to grants of non-vested shares. It is expected that this expense will be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 2.1 years. The total fair value of shares vested during the thirteen week periods ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019 was $739 and $668, respectively. During the thirteen week period ended May 2, 2020, 143,100 shares (representing one-half of the "performance based" shares granted during fiscal 2019 under the 2005 Restricted Stock Plan) were forfeited because the Company did not achieve all of the performance targets established for the fiscal 2019 grants.

9.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework - Changes to Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement, which modifies the disclosure requirements for fair value investments. The amendments are effective for all entities for annual and interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. This ASU did not have a material impact on the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements for the thirteen week period ended May 2, 2020.


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THE BUCKLE, INC.
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto of the Company included in this Form 10-Q. All references herein to the “Company”, “Buckle”, “we”, “us”, or similar terms refer to The Buckle, Inc. and its subsidiary. The following is management’s discussion and analysis of certain significant factors which have affected the Company’s financial condition and results of operations during the periods included in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW

Company management considers the following items to be key performance indicators in evaluating Company performance.

Comparable Store Sales – Stores are deemed to be comparable stores if they were open in the prior year on the first day of the fiscal period being presented. Stores which have been remodeled, expanded, and/or relocated, but would otherwise be included as comparable stores, are not excluded from the comparable store sales calculation. Online sales are included in comparable store sales. Management considers comparable store sales to be an important indicator of current Company performance, helping leverage certain fixed costs when results are positive. Negative comparable store sales results could reduce net sales and have a negative impact on operating leverage, thus reducing net earnings.

Net Merchandise Margins – Management evaluates the components of merchandise margin including initial markup and the amount of markdowns during a period. Any inability to obtain acceptable levels of initial markups or any significant increase in the Company’s use of markdowns could have an adverse effect on the Company’s gross margin and results of operations.

Operating Margin – Operating margin is a good indicator for management of the Company’s success. Operating margin can be positively or negatively affected by comparable store sales, merchandise margins, occupancy costs, and the Company’s ability to control operating costs.

Cash Flow and Liquidity (working capital) – Management reviews current cash and short-term investments along with cash flow from operating, investing, and financing activities to determine the Company’s short-term cash needs for operations and expansion. The Company believes that existing cash, short-term investments, and cash flow from operations will be sufficient to fund current and long-term anticipated capital expenditures and working capital requirements for the next several years.


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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following table sets forth certain financial data expressed as a percentage of net sales and the percentage change in the dollar amount of such items compared to the prior period:

 
Percentage of Net Sales

 
 
For Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
Percentage
 
May 2,
2020

May 4,
2019

Increase/(Decrease)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales
100.0
 %
 
100.0
%
 
(42.7
)%
Cost of sales (including buying, distribution, and occupancy costs)
76.8
 %
 
61.9
%
 
(28.9
)%
Gross profit
23.2
 %
 
38.1
%
 
(65.0
)%
Selling expenses
29.0
 %
 
23.2
%
 
(28.1
)%
General and administrative expenses
8.2
 %
 
5.6
%
 
(16.0
)%
Income (loss) from operations
(14.0
)%
 
9.3
%
 
(186.4
)%
Other income, net
0.5
 %
 
0.6
%
 
(54.3
)%
Income (loss) before income taxes
(13.5
)%
 
9.9
%
 
(178.1
)%
Income tax expense (benefit)
(3.3
)%
 
2.4
%
 
(178.1
)%
Net income (loss)
(10.2
)%
 
7.5
%
 
(178.1
)%
 
Net sales decreased from $201.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to $115.4 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, a 42.7% decrease. The decrease in net sales for the quarter was the result of the Company's closing of all brick and mortar stores beginning March 18, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see below for further discussion of the actions taken by the Company as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and their impact on the Company's financial results. As a result of the store closures, the Company is only reporting total net sales for the first quarter as it does not believe comparable store sales is a meaningful metric given the closures. The Company's online store remained open during the quarter without interruption. Online sales for the quarter increased 31.5% to $32.1 million for the thirteen week period ended May 2, 2020 compared to $24.4 million for the thirteen week period ended May 4, 2019. For the quarter, the average retail price per piece of merchandise sold increased 1.7%, the average transaction value increased 0.5%, and the average units sold per transaction decreased 0.8%.

The Company's average retail price per piece of merchandise sold increased $0.75, or 1.7%, during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019. This $0.75 increase was primarily attributable to the following changes (with their corresponding effect on the overall average price per piece): a shift in the merchandise mix ($1.20); partially offset by a 1.9% reduction in average denim price points (-$0.41) and a reduction in average price points for certain other merchandise categories (-$0.04). These changes are primarily a reflection of merchandise shifts in terms of brands and product styles, fabrics, details, and finishes.

Gross profit after buying, distribution, and occupancy expenses decreased from $76.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to $26.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit decreased from 38.1% in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to 23.2% in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. The gross margin decline was the result of deleveraged occupancy, buying, and distribution expenses as a result of the store closures (13.80%, as a percentage of net sales) and a decline in merchandise margins primarily due to an increase in the reserve for inventory markdowns and obsolescence (1.10%, as a percentage of net sales).

Selling expenses decreased from $46.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to $33.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. As a percentage of net sales, selling expenses increased from 23.2% for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to 29.0% for the first quarter of fiscal 2020.

General and administrative expenses decreased from $11.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to $9.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. As a percentage of net sales, general and administrative expenses increased from 5.6% in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to 8.2% in the first quarter of fiscal 2020.


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In total, Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses decreased $14.9 million or 25.7% from $57.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to $43.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. A $13.5 million reduction in compensation and benefit related expenses and a $3.3 million reduction in certain other expense categories (including travel expenses, store supplies, professional fees, and bankcard fees) were partially offset by a $0.9 million increase in shipping and marketing costs related to the strong growth in online sales and a $1.0 million expense for store-related asset impairment charges.

As a result of the above changes, the Company's loss from operations was $16.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to income from operations of $18.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Other income decreased from $1.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 to $0.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. The Company's other income is derived primarily from investment income related to the Company's cash and investments.

The income tax benefit, as a percentage of the pre-tax loss, was 24.5% in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and income tax expense, as a percentage of pre-tax income, was 24.5% in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, bringing the net loss to $11.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to net income of $15.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Store Closings - As previously announced on March 17, 2020 and March 31, 2020, the Company temporarily closed all of its brick and mortar stores beginning March 18, 2020 to protect the health and welfare of its guests, teammates, and communities. The Company began the process of reopening certain stores the week of April 26, 2020, following all appropriate federal, state, and local reopening guidelines. As of May 2, 2020, 37 stores had been reopened. The Company has continued to reopen stores each week and had reopened 397 of its 444 stores as of June 5, 2020. The store closings had a significant impact on the Company's revenue for the quarter, which was down $85.9 million or 42.7%. The Company's online store remained open without interruption.

Teammate Impact - Given the store closures and resulting reduction in revenue, the Company took several actions related to its teammates. For the initial two week period of the closure (March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020), the Company provided full pay and benefits for all its teammates. Then, beginning April 5, 2020, the Company furloughed the majority of its store and corporate office teammates without pay. During the furlough period, the Company continued to provide full benefits for all participating teammates. As an additional measure, all essential teammates who continued working during the furlough period were subject to a temporary salary reduction program - with the Company's Chairman and its President and Chief Executive Officer electing to forgo their entire salary until such time as normal business operations resume. Similarly, the Company's Board of Directors elected to forgo their respective quarterly cash retainers for the first quarter. As mentioned above, these changes resulted in a $13.5 million reduction in SG&A expenses for the quarter related to compensation and benefits. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company ended the temporary salary reduction program effective May 31, 2020. As of that same date, the Company's Chairman and its President and Chief Executive Officer updated their elections to forgo 50% of their salary, rather than the previous 100% of their salary, through the end of the Company's fiscal second quarter ending August 1, 2020.

Inventory and Vendor Payments - During the quarter, the Company's buying teams worked closely with its merchandise vendors to extend payment terms, cancel and reduce orders, as well as alter the timing and flow of future inventory for the rest of spring/summer and into the fall season. This allowed the Company to finish the quarter with inventory up 0.7% compared to the same time a year ago, limited the amount of potential markdown inventory, and maximized open-to-buys for future seasons. The shortened spring selling season did, however, have an impact on the aging of the Company's inventory as of quarter end and resulted in an increase in the reserve for markdowns and obsolescence (as further described in the section titled Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates included herein). The adjustment to inventory for markdowns and/or obsolescence was $15.1 million as of May 2, 2020 compared to $11.3 million as of May 4, 2019.

Rent Payments - During the quarter, the Company's real estate team worked closely with its landlords. As a result of these efforts, the Company elected to pay essentially full rent for the month of April but was then able to negotiate substantial rent deferrals for May and June. Consistent with guidance in the FASB Staff Q&A regarding lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has made the election to treat all lease concessions as though the enforceable rights and obligations existed in each contract and, therefore, will not apply the lease modification guidance in ASC 842. As such, these deferrals had no impact to rent expense during the quarter.

Store-Related Impairment - Given the substantial reduction in the Company's sales (and the related impact on cash flow projections) as a result of store closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an impairment assessment was triggered for certain stores. This analysis resulted in $1.0 million of store-related asset impairment charges in the first quarter of fiscal 2020.

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Dividend Payments - As announced on June 2, 2020, at its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors, held on June 1, 2020, the Board temporarily suspended the Company’s quarterly dividend payments. Previously, at its March 23, 2020 meeting, the Board had deferred making a decision on dividend payments until its next regularly scheduled Board meeting to allow more time to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company. The Board determined that suspending the quarterly dividends is important to maintaining the Company’s cash position, providing the Company with financial flexibility to deal with any ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

As of May 2, 2020, the Company had working capital of $201.1 million, including $185.0 million of cash and cash equivalents and $17.7 million of short-term investments. The Company's cash receipts are generated from retail sales and from investment income, and the Company's primary ongoing cash requirements are for inventory, payroll, occupancy costs, dividend payments, new store expansion, remodeling, and other capital expenditures. Historically, the Company's primary source of working capital has been cash flow from operations. During the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019, the Company's cash flow from operations was $(28.3) million and $29.3 million, respectively. Changes in operating cash flow between periods is primarily a function of changes in net income, along with changes in inventory and accounts payable based on the timing and amount of merchandise purchased in each respective period. The significant reduction for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019 is largely the result of the impact of the COVID-19 store closures on reported revenue and net income, along with the impact of the resulting adjustments the Company made related to inventory, accounts payable, and accrued employee compensation.
 
The uses of cash for both thirteen week periods primarily include payment of annual bonuses accrued at fiscal year end, inventory purchases, construction costs for new and remodeled stores, other capital expenditures, and purchases of investment securities. The first quarter of fiscal 2019 also included cash used for dividend payments.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2019, the Company invested $1.5 million and $2.3 million, respectively, in new store construction, store renovation, and store technology upgrades. The Company also spent $0.6 million and $0.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively, in capital expenditures for the corporate headquarters and distribution facility.

During the remainder of fiscal 2020, the Company anticipates completing six additional store construction projects, including 3 new stores and 3 stores to be substantially remodeled and/or relocated. Management estimates that total capital expenditures during fiscal 2020 will be approximately $7.0 to $10.0 million, which includes primarily planned store projects and technology investments. The Company believes that existing cash and cash equivalents, investments, and cash flow from operations will be sufficient to fund current and long-term anticipated capital expenditures and working capital requirements for the next several years. The Company has a consistent record of generating positive cash flow from operations each year and, as of May 2, 2020, had total cash and investments of $218.6 million, including $15.9 million of long-term investments.

Future conditions, however, may reduce the availability of funds based upon factors such as a decrease in demand for the Company's product, change in product mix, competitive factors, and general economic conditions as well as other risks and uncertainties which would reduce the Company's sales, net profitability, and cash flows. Also, the Company's acceleration in store openings and/or remodels or the Company entering into a merger, acquisition, or other financial related transaction could reduce the amount of cash available for further capital expenditures and working capital requirements.

As discussed in Results of Operations above, COVID-19 had a significant impact on the Company's results of operations during the fiscal quarter ended May 2, 2020 and also resulted in a $35.9 million reduction in cash and cash equivalents during the period. Although the Company ended the quarter in a strong financial position and had ample liquidity (with $218.6 million in cash and investments), it cannot reasonably estimate the length or severity of the pandemic's impact. Also, although the Company had reopened 397 of its 444 stores as of June 5, 2020 it is difficult to estimate the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the Company's consolidated financial position, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated cash flows for the remainder of fiscal 2020.

The Company has available an unsecured line of credit of $25.0 million with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for operating needs and letters of credit. The line of credit agreement has an expiration date of July 31, 2021 and provides that $10.0 million of the $25.0 million line is available for letters of credit. Borrowings under the line of credit provide for interest to be paid at a rate based on LIBOR. The Company has, from time to time, borrowed against these lines of credit. There were no bank borrowings during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 or 2019. The Company had no bank borrowings as of May 2, 2020 and was in compliance with the terms and conditions of the line of credit agreement.


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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations are based upon The Buckle, Inc.’s condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires that management make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the financial statement date, and the reported amounts of sales and expenses during the reporting period. The Company regularly evaluates its estimates, including those related to inventory, investments, incentive bonuses, and income taxes. Management bases its estimates on past experience and on various other factors that are thought to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Management believes that the estimates and judgments used in preparing these consolidated financial statements were the most appropriate at that time. Presented below are those critical accounting policies that management believes require subjective and/or complex judgments that could potentially affect reported results of operations. The critical accounting policies and estimates utilized by the Company in the preparation of its condensed consolidated financial statements for the period ended May 2, 2020 have not changed materially from those utilized for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020, included in The Buckle Inc.’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

1.
Revenue Recognition. Retail store sales are recorded, net of expected returns, upon the purchase of merchandise by customers. Online sales are recorded, net of expected returns, when merchandise is tendered for delivery to the common carrier. Shipping fees charged to customers are included in revenue and shipping costs are included in selling expenses. The Company recognizes revenue from sales made under its layaway program upon delivery of the merchandise to the customer. Revenue is not recorded when gift cards and gift certificates are sold, but rather when a card or certificate is redeemed for merchandise. A current liability for unredeemed gift cards and certificates is recorded at the time the card or certificate is purchased. The liability recorded for unredeemed gift cards and gift certificates was $13.5 million and $15.3 million as of May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively. Gift card and gift certificate breakage is recognized as revenue in proportion to the redemption pattern of customers by applying an estimated breakage rate. The estimated breakage rate is based on historical issuance and redemption patterns and is re-assessed by the Company on a regular basis. Sales tax collected from customers is excluded from revenue and is included as part of “accrued store operating expenses” on the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets.

The Company establishes a liability for estimated merchandise returns, based upon the historical average sales return percentage, that is recognized at the transaction value. The Company also recognizes a return asset and a corresponding adjustment to cost of sales for the Company's right to recover returned merchandise, which is measured at the estimated carrying value, less any expected recovery costs. Customer returns could potentially exceed the historical average, thus reducing future net sales results and potentially reducing future net earnings. The accrued liability for reserve for sales returns was $2.9 million as of May 2, 2020 and $2.3 million as of February 1, 2020.

The Company's Guest Loyalty program allows participating guests to earn points for every qualifying purchase, which (after achievement of certain point thresholds) are redeemable as a discount off a future purchase. Reported revenue is net of both current period reward redemptions and accruals for estimated future rewards earned under the Guest Loyalty program. A liability has been recorded for future rewards based on the Company's estimate of how many earned points will turn into rewards and ultimately be redeemed prior to expiration. As of both May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, $9.6 million was included in "accrued store operating expenses" as a liability for estimated future rewards.

Through partnership with Comenity Bank, the Company offers a private label credit card ("PLCC"). Customers with a PLCC are enrolled in our B-Rewards incentive program and earn points for every qualifying purchase on their card. At the end of each rewards period, customers who have exceeded a minimum point threshold receive a reward to be redeemed on a future purchase. The B-Rewards program also provides other discount and promotional opportunities to cardholders on a routine basis. Reported revenue is net of both current period reward redemptions, current period discounts and promotions, and accruals for estimated future rewards earned under the B-Rewards program. A liability has been recorded for future rewards based on the Company's estimate of how many earned points will turn into rewards and ultimately be redeemed prior to expiration, which is included in "gift certificates redeemable" on the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets.


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2.
Inventory. Inventory is valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is determined using an average cost method that approximates the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. Management makes adjustments to inventory and cost of goods sold, based upon estimates, to account for merchandise obsolescence and markdowns that could affect net realizable value, based on assumptions using calculations applied to current inventory levels within each different markdown level. Management also reviews the levels of inventory in each markdown group and the overall aging of the inventory versus the estimated future demand for such product and the current market conditions. Such judgments could vary significantly from actual results, either favorably or unfavorably, due to fluctuations in future economic conditions, industry trends, consumer demand, and the competitive retail environment. Such changes in market conditions could negatively impact the sale of markdown inventory, causing further markdowns or inventory obsolescence, resulting in increased cost of goods sold from write-offs and reducing the Company’s net earnings. The adjustment to inventory for markdowns and/or obsolescence was $15.1 million as of May 2, 2020 and $12.2 million as of February 1, 2020.

3.
Income Taxes. The Company records a deferred tax asset and liability for expected future tax consequences resulting from temporary differences between financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities. The Company considers future taxable income and ongoing tax planning in assessing the value of its deferred tax assets. If the Company determines that it is more than likely that these assets will not be realized, the Company would reduce the value of these assets to their expected realizable value, thereby decreasing net income. Estimating the value of these assets is based upon the Company’s judgment. If the Company subsequently determined that the deferred tax assets, which had been written down, would be realized in the future, such value would be increased. Adjustment would be made to increase net income in the period such determination was made.

4.
Leases. The Company's lease portfolio is primarily comprised of leases for retail store locations. The Company also leases certain equipment and corporate office space. Store leases for new stores typically have an initial term of 10 years, with options to renew for an additional 1 to 5 years. The exercise of lease renewal options is at the Company's sole discretion and is included in the lease term for calculations of its right-of-use assets and liabilities when it is reasonably certain that the Company plans to renew these leases. Certain store lease agreements include rental payments based on a percentage of retail sales over contractual levels and others include rental payments adjusted periodically for inflation. Lease agreements do not contain any residual value guarantees, material restrictive covenants, or options to purchase the leased property.

The Company has elected to apply the practical expedient to account for lease components (e.g. fixed payments for rent, insurance, and real estate taxes) and nonlease components (e.g. fixed payments for common area maintenance) together as a single component for all underlying asset classes. Additionally, the Company elected as an accounting policy to exclude short-term leases from the recognition requirements.

Consistent with guidance in the FASB Staff Q&A regarding lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has made the election to treat all lease concessions as though the enforceable rights and obligations existed in each contract and, therefore, will not apply the lease modification guidance in ASC 842.
 
5.
Investments. Investments classified as short-term investments include securities with a maturity of greater than three months and less than one year. Available-for-sale securities are reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses excluded from earnings and reported as a separate component of stockholders’ equity (net of the effect of income taxes), using the specific identification method, until they are sold. Held-to-maturity securities are reported at amortized cost. Trading securities are reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses included in earnings, using the specific identification method.


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OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS, CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS, AND COMMERCIAL COMMITMENTS

As referenced in the table below, the Company has contractual obligations and commercial commitments that may affect the financial condition of the Company. Based on management’s review of the terms and conditions of its contractual obligations and commercial commitments, there is no known trend, demand, commitment, event, or uncertainty that is reasonably likely to occur which would have a material effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. In addition, the commercial obligations and commitments made by the Company are customary transactions which the Company believes to be similar to those of other comparable retail companies.

The following table identifies the material obligations and commitments as of May 2, 2020:

 
Payments Due by Fiscal Year
Contractual obligations (dollar amounts in thousands):
Total
 
2020 (remaining)
 
2021-2022
 
2023-2024
 
Thereafter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchase obligations
$
13,304

 
$
4,363

 
$
6,605

 
$
1,780

 
$
556

Deferred compensation
15,204

 

 

 

 
15,204

Operating lease payments (a)
390,476

 
74,854

 
157,338

 
103,515

 
54,769

Total contractual obligations
$
418,984

 
$
79,217

 
$
163,943

 
$
105,295

 
$
70,529

(a) See Footnote 6 to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

The Company has available an unsecured line of credit of $25.0 million, which is excluded from the preceding table. The line of credit agreement has an expiration date of July 31, 2021 and provides that $10.0 million of the $25.0 million line is available for letters of credit. Certain merchandise purchase orders require that the Company open letters of credit. When the Company takes possession of the merchandise, it releases payment on the letters of credit. The amounts of outstanding letters of credit reported reflect the open letters of credit on merchandise ordered, but not yet received or funded. The Company believes it has sufficient credit available to open letters of credit for merchandise purchases. There were no bank borrowings during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 or the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The Company had outstanding letters of credit totaling $1.1 million and $1.5 million as of May 2, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively. The Company has no other off-balance sheet arrangements.

SEASONALITY

The Company's business is seasonal, with the holiday season (from approximately November 15 to December 30) and the back-to-school season (from approximately July 15 to September 1) historically contributing the greatest volume of net sales. For fiscal years 2019, 2018, and 2017, the holiday and back-to-school seasons accounted for approximately 35% of the Company's fiscal year net sales. Quarterly results may vary significantly depending on a variety of factors including the timing and amount of sales and costs associated with the opening of new stores, the timing and level of markdowns, the timing of store closings, the remodeling of existing stores, competitive factors, and general economic conditions.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Information in this report, other than historical information, may be considered to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “1995 Act”). Such statements are made in good faith by the Company pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the 1995 Act. In connection with these safe-harbor provisions, this management’s discussion and analysis contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s current views and estimates of future economic conditions, Company performance, and financial results. The statements are based on many assumptions and factors that could cause future results to differ materially. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in product mix, changes in fashion trends, competitive factors, and general economic conditions, economic conditions in the retail apparel industry, as well as other risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business and the retail industry in general. Any changes in these factors could result in significantly different results for the Company. The Company further cautions that the forward-looking information contained herein is not exhaustive or exclusive. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, which may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.


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ITEM 3 – QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Interest Rate Risk - The Company is exposed to market risk related to interest rate risk on the cash and investments in interest-bearing securities. These investments have carrying values that are subject to interest rate changes that could impact earnings to the extent that the Company did not hold the investments to maturity. If there are changes in interest rates, those changes would also affect the investment income the Company earns on its cash and investments. For each one-quarter percent decline in the interest/dividend rate earned on cash and investments, the Company’s net income would decrease approximately $0.5 million, or less than $0.01 per share. This amount could vary based upon the number of shares of the Company’s stock outstanding and the level of cash and investments held by the Company.

ITEM 4 – CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

The Company maintains a system of disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to provide reasonable assurance that material information, which is required to be timely disclosed, is accumulated and communicated to management in a timely manner. An evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)) was performed as of the end of the period covered by this report. This evaluation was performed under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the Company’s reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure and are effective to provide reasonable assurance that such information is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified by the SEC’s rules and forms.

Change in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in the Company's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the Company's last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.


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THE BUCKLE, INC.

PART II -- OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.    Legal Proceedings:    None

Item 1A. Risk Factors:

There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed under “Item 1A - Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020.

Item 2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds:

The following table sets forth information concerning purchases made by the Company of its common stock for each of the months in the fiscal quarter ended May 2, 2020:

 
Total Number of Shares Purchased
 
Average Price Paid Per Share
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans
 
Maximum Number of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under Publicly Announced Plans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feb. 2, 2020 to Feb. 29, 2020
-
 
-
 
-
 
435,655

Mar. 1, 2020 to Apr. 4, 2020
25,000
 
14.83
 
25,000
 
410,655

Apr. 5, 2020 to May 2, 2020
-
 
-
 
-
 
410,655

 
25,000
 
14.83
 
25,000
 
 

 
The Board of Directors authorized a 1,000,000 share repurchase plan on November 20, 2008. The Company has 410,655 shares remaining to complete this authorization.

Item 3.    Defaults Upon Senior Securities:        None

Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures:        None

Item 5.    Other Information:    None

Item 6.    Exhibits:

Exhibit 31.1
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Chief Executive Officer (Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
Exhibit 31.2
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Chief Financial Officer (Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
Exhibit 32.1
Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Exhibit 32.2
Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Exhibit 101
The following materials from The Buckle, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended May 2, 2020, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income; (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity; (iv) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (v) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, tagged as blocks of text and in detail.
    

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
 
THE BUCKLE, INC.
 
 
 
 
Date:
June 11, 2020
By:
/s/ DENNIS H. NELSON
 
 
 
DENNIS H. NELSON,
 
 
 
President and CEO
 
 
 
(principal executive officer)
 
 
 
 
Date:
June 11, 2020
By:
/s/ THOMAS B. HEACOCK
 
 
 
THOMAS B. HEACOCK,
 
 
 
Senior Vice President of Finance, Treasurer, and CFO
 
 
 
(principal accounting officer)


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EXHIBIT INDEX

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Chief Executive Officer (Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Chief Financial Officer (Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Exhibit 101
The following materials from The Buckle, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended May 2, 2020, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income; (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity; (iv) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (v) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, tagged as blocks of text and in detail.


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