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Section 1: 10-Q (10-Q)

DKS-2014.08.02-10Q

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 10-Q
þ
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended August 2, 2014
 
OR 
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 No. 001-31463
 
 
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
16-1241537
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)
 
Identification No.)
 
345 Court Street, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(724) 273-3400
(Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes þ No ¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes þ No ¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer þ
Accelerated filer ¨     
Non-accelerated filer ¨  
Smaller reporting company ¨
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes ¨ No þ
 
The number of shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding as of August 22, 2014, was 96,338,020 and 24,900,870, respectively.


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INDEX TO FORM 10-Q
 
Page Number
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME - UNAUDITED
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
Net sales
 
$
1,688,890

 
$
1,531,431

 
$
3,127,798

 
$
2,865,132

Cost of goods sold, including occupancy and distribution costs
 
1,186,334

 
1,052,101

 
2,184,359

 
1,974,149

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GROSS PROFIT
 
502,556

 
479,330

 
943,439

 
890,983

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
383,054

 
336,950

 
705,643

 
649,658

Pre-opening expenses
 
7,940

 
5,285

 
14,146

 
6,614

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS
 
111,562

 
137,095

 
223,650

 
234,711

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
763

 
716

 
1,372

 
1,385

Other income
 
(2,013
)
 
(1,735
)
 
(4,377
)
 
(7,940
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
 
112,812

 
138,114

 
226,655

 
241,266

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
 
43,345

 
53,951

 
87,205

 
92,282

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NET INCOME
 
$
69,467

 
$
84,163

 
$
139,450

 
$
148,984

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
 
$
0.58

 
$
0.68

 
$
1.16

 
$
1.21

Diluted
 
$
0.57

 
$
0.67

 
$
1.14

 
$
1.18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
 
119,950

 
122,901

 
120,544

 
122,802

Diluted
 
121,840

 
125,593

 
122,600

 
125,728

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.125

 
$
0.125

 
$
0.250

 
$
0.250


See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME - UNAUDITED
(Dollars in thousands)
 
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
NET INCOME
 
$
69,467

 
$
84,163

 
$
139,450

 
$
148,984

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax
 
9

 
(25
)
 
16

 
(31
)
TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
 
9

 
(25
)
 
16

 
(31
)
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
 
$
69,476

 
$
84,138

 
$
139,466

 
$
148,953

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.



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DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - UNAUDITED
(Dollars in thousands) 
 
August 2,
2014
 
February 1,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
 

 
 

 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
100,132

 
$
181,731

 
$
134,765

Accounts receivable, net
102,248

 
60,779

 
84,956

Income taxes receivable
6,328

 
7,275

 
2,455

Inventories, net
1,418,660

 
1,232,065

 
1,275,215

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
90,369

 
99,386

 
109,146

Deferred income taxes
39,423

 
38,835

 
46,138

Total current assets
1,757,160

 
1,620,071

 
1,652,675

 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
1,138,182

 
1,084,529

 
937,310

Intangible assets, net
84,901

 
98,255

 
97,858

Goodwill
200,594

 
200,594

 
200,594

Other assets:
 

 
 

 
 
Deferred income taxes
3,169

 
2,477

 
4,114

Other
71,477

 
65,561

 
126,920

Total other assets
74,646

 
68,038

 
131,034

TOTAL ASSETS
$
3,255,483

 
$
3,071,487

 
$
3,019,471

 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

 
 

 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 

 
 

 
 
Accounts payable
$
688,442

 
$
562,439

 
$
598,263

Accrued expenses
305,937

 
265,040

 
295,010

Deferred revenue and other liabilities
125,258

 
154,384

 
111,101

Income taxes payable
12,784

 
19,825

 
12,777

Current portion of other long-term debt and leasing obligations
461

 
899

 
8,300

Total current liabilities
1,132,882

 
1,002,587

 
1,025,451

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
 

 
 

 
 
Other long-term debt and leasing obligations
6,232

 
6,476

 
6,360

Deferred income taxes
18,473

 
38,617

 
8,449

Deferred revenue and other liabilities
401,021

 
331,628

 
314,756

Total long-term liabilities
425,726

 
376,721

 
329,565

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES


 


 


STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
 

 
 

 
 
Common stock
941

 
961

 
981

Class B common stock
249

 
249

 
249

Additional paid-in capital
979,696

 
958,943

 
913,580

Retained earnings
1,296,434

 
1,187,514

 
1,030,108

Accumulated other comprehensive income
40

 
24

 
81

Treasury stock, at cost
(580,485
)
 
(455,512
)
 
(280,544
)
Total stockholders' equity
1,696,875

 
1,692,179

 
1,664,455

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
$
3,255,483

 
$
3,071,487

 
$
3,019,471

 
 
 
 
 
 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY - UNAUDITED
(Dollars in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class B
 
Additional
 
 
 
Other
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Common Stock
 
Paid-In
 
Retained
 
Comprehensive
 
Treasury
 
 
 
Shares
 
Dollars
 
Shares
 
Dollars
 
Capital
 
Earnings
 
Income
 
Stock
 
Total
BALANCE, February 1, 2014
96,065,661

 
$
961

 
24,900,870

 
$
249

 
$
958,943

 
$
1,187,514

 
$
24

 
$
(455,512
)
 
$
1,692,179

Exercise of stock options
399,272

 
4

 

 

 
8,875

 

 

 

 
8,879

Restricted stock vested
421,098

 
3

 

 

 
(3
)
 

 

 

 

Minimum tax withholding requirements
(136,613
)
 
(1
)
 

 

 
(7,644
)
 

 

 

 
(7,645
)
Net income

 

 

 

 

 
139,450

 

 

 
139,450

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 
12,915

 

 

 

 
12,915

Total tax benefit from exercise of stock options

 

 

 

 
6,610

 

 

 

 
6,610

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of taxes of $9

 

 

 

 

 

 
16

 

 
16

Purchase of shares for treasury
(2,697,736
)
 
(26
)
 

 

 

 

 

 
(124,973
)
 
(124,999
)
Cash dividends declared

 

 

 

 

 
(30,530
)
 

 

 
(30,530
)
BALANCE, August 2, 2014
94,051,682

 
$
941

 
24,900,870

 
$
249

 
$
979,696

 
$
1,296,434

 
$
40

 
$
(580,485
)
 
$
1,696,875

 
See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.



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DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - UNAUDITED
(Dollars in thousands)
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Net income
$
139,450

 
$
148,984

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

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
89,771

 
76,314

Deferred income taxes
(21,424
)
 
(14,545
)
Stock-based compensation
12,915

 
13,925

Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options
(6,588
)
 
(15,475
)
Tax benefit from exercise of stock options
22

 
102

Gain on sale of asset
(14,428
)
 

Other non-cash items
290

 
290

Changes in assets and liabilities:
 

 
 

Accounts receivable
(11,023
)
 
(21,690
)
Inventories
(186,595
)
 
(179,029
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
(10,980
)
 
(12,738
)
Accounts payable
133,245

 
83,458

Accrued expenses
7,697

 
(15,561
)
Income taxes payable / receivable
494

 
(27,212
)
Deferred construction allowances
44,934

 
12,756

Deferred revenue and other liabilities
(25,561
)
 
(44,173
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
152,219

 
5,406

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(150,382
)
 
(95,479
)
Proceeds from sale of other assets
73,392

 
11,000

Deposits and purchases of other assets
(79
)
 
(48,469
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(77,069
)
 
(132,948
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Payments on other long-term debt and leasing obligations
(682
)
 
(1,615
)
Construction allowance receipts

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options
8,879

 
22,736

Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options
6,588

 
15,475

Minimum tax withholding requirements
(7,645
)
 
(12,877
)
Cash paid for treasury stock
(124,999
)
 
(80,603
)
Cash dividends paid to stockholders
(31,664
)
 
(33,550
)
(Decrease) increase in bank overdraft
(7,242
)
 
7,558

Net cash used in financing activities
(156,765
)
 
(82,876
)
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
16

 
(31
)
NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
(81,599
)
 
(210,449
)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD
181,731

 
345,214

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD
$
100,132

 
$
134,765

 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 

 
 

Accrued property and equipment
$
71,077

 
$
77,409

Cash paid for interest
$
1,176

 
$
1,091

Cash paid for income taxes
$
107,880

 
$
140,712

 
See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.  Basis of Presentation

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, referred to as the "Company", "we", "us" and "our" unless specified otherwise) is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. When used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, unless the context otherwise requires or otherwise specifies, any reference to "year" is to our fiscal year.

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared by us in accordance with the requirements for Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and do not include all the disclosures normally required in annual consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). The interim consolidated financial statements are unaudited and have been prepared on the same basis as the annual audited consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of management, such unaudited consolidated financial statements include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of the interim financial information. This unaudited interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2014 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2014. Operating results for the 13 and 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2015 or any other period.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncement

Contracts with Customers

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers." This update requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Additionally, the update (1) specifies the accounting for some costs to obtain or fulfill a contract with a customer and (2) expands disclosure requirements related to revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. ASU 2014-09 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period, and permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. Early application is not permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of ASU 2014-09 on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.

2.  Store Closings
 
The calculation of accrued store closing and relocation reserves primarily includes future minimum lease payments, maintenance costs and taxes from the date of closure or relocation to the end of the remaining lease term, net of contractual or estimated sublease income. The liability is discounted using a credit-adjusted risk-free rate of interest. The assumptions used in the calculation of the accrued store closing and relocation reserves are evaluated each quarter.
 
The following table summarizes the activity in fiscal 2014 and 2013 (in thousands):
 
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
Accrued store closing and relocation reserves, beginning of period
 
$
17,102

 
$
31,785

Expense charged to earnings
 
2,119

 

Cash payments
 
(4,080
)
 
(4,564
)
Interest accretion and other changes in assumptions
 
(152
)
 
(3,274
)
Accrued store closing and relocation reserves, end of period
 
14,989

 
23,947

Less: current portion of accrued store closing and relocation reserves
 
(4,579
)
 
(10,732
)
Long-term portion of accrued store closing and relocation reserves
 
$
10,410

 
$
13,215

 

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The current portion of accrued store closing and relocation reserves is included within accrued expenses and the long-term portion is included within long-term deferred revenue and other liabilities on the unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets. The related expense is recorded within selling, general and administrative expenses on the unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income.

3.  Earnings Per Common Share
 
Basic earnings per common share is computed based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per common share is computed based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock, plus the effect of dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period, using the treasury stock method. Dilutive potential common shares include outstanding stock options, restricted stock and warrants.

The computations for basic and diluted earnings per common share are as follows (in thousands, except per share data): 
 
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
Net income
 
$
69,467

 
$
84,163

 
$
139,450

 
$
148,984

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic
 
119,950

 
122,901

 
120,544

 
122,802

Dilutive effect of stock-based awards
 
1,890

 
2,692

 
2,056

 
2,926

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted
 
121,840

 
125,593

 
122,600

 
125,728

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per common share - basic
 
$
0.58

 
$
0.68

 
$
1.16

 
$
1.21

Earnings per common share - diluted
 
$
0.57

 
$
0.67

 
$
1.14

 
$
1.18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive stock-based awards excluded from diluted calculation
 
1,903

 
1,095

 
1,438

 
922


4.  Fair Value Measurements
 
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (an exit price). Accounting Standard Codification ("ASC") 820, "Fair Value Measurement and Disclosures", outlines a valuation framework and creates a fair value hierarchy in order to increase the consistency and comparability of fair value measurements and the related disclosures, and prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:
 
Level 1:
Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets;
 
Level 2:
Inputs, other than quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly; and
 
Level 3:
Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.
 

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Assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of August 2, 2014 and February 1, 2014 are set forth in the table below (in thousands):
Description
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
As of August 2, 2014
 
 

 
 

 
 

Assets:
 
 

 
 

 
 

Deferred compensation plan assets held in trust (1)
 
$
55,560

 
$

 
$

Total assets
 
$
55,560

 
$

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of February 1, 2014
 
 

 
 

 
 

Assets:
 
 

 
 

 
 

Deferred compensation plan assets held in trust (1)
 
$
49,351

 
$

 
$

Total assets
 
$
49,351

 
$

 
$


(1) 
Consists of investments in various mutual funds made by eligible individuals as part of the Company's deferred compensation plan.

The fair value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and certain other liabilities approximated book value due to the short-term nature of these instruments at both August 2, 2014 and February 1, 2014.
 
The Company uses quoted prices in active markets to determine the fair value of the aforementioned assets determined to be Level 1 instruments. The Company's policy for recognition of transfers between levels of the fair value hierarchy is to recognize any transfer at the end of the fiscal quarter in which the determination to transfer was made. The Company did not transfer any assets or liabilities among the levels within the fair value hierarchy during the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 or the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014. 

5. Subsequent Event
 
On August 14, 2014, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.125 per share of common stock and Class B common stock payable on September 26, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 5, 2014.

ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
We caution that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or made by our management involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond our control. Accordingly, our future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. These statements can be identified as those that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or advancements and by forward-looking words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "estimate", "predict", "intend", "plan", "project", "goal", "will", "will be", "will continue", "will result", "could", "may", "might" or any variations of such words or other words with similar meanings. Forward-looking statements address, among other things, our expectations, our growth strategies, including our plans to open new stores, our efforts to increase profit margins and return on invested capital, plans to grow our private brand business, projections of our future profitability, results of operations, capital expenditures, plans to return capital to stockholders through dividends or share repurchases, our financial condition or other "forward-looking" information and include statements about revenues, earnings, spending, margins, costs, liquidity, store openings, eCommerce, operations, inventory, private brand products or our actions, plans or strategies.

The following factors, among others, in some cases have affected and in the future could affect our financial performance and actual results, and could cause actual results for fiscal 2014 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or otherwise made by our management:

Our ability to predict or effectively react to changes in consumer demand or shopping patterns;

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Our business is dependent on the general economic conditions in our markets and the ongoing economic and financial uncertainties may cause a decline in consumer spending;

Intense competition in the sporting goods industry;

Lack of available retail store sites on terms acceptable to us, rising real estate prices and other costs and risks relating to our stores, or our inability to open new stores;

Unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential customer information;

Risks associated with our private brand offerings, including product recalls and protection of proprietary rights;

Our ability to access adequate capital to operate and expand our business and to respond to changing business and economic conditions;

Risks and costs relating to changing laws and regulations affecting our business, including: consumer products; product liability; product recalls; and the regulation of and other hazards associated with certain products we sell, such as firearms and ammunition;

Disruptions in our or our vendors' supply chain that could be caused by foreign trade issues, currency exchange rate fluctuations, increasing prices for raw materials and foreign political instability;

Litigation risks for which we may not have sufficient insurance or other coverage, including risks relating to the sale of firearms and ammunition;

Our relationships with our vendors, including potential increases in the costs of their products and our ability to pass those cost increases on to our customers, their ability to maintain their inventory and production levels and their ability or willingness to provide us with sufficient quantities of products at acceptable prices;

The loss of our key executives, especially Edward W. Stack, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer;

Our ability to secure and protect our trademarks and other intellectual property and defend claims of intellectual property infringement;

Disruption of or other problems with the services provided by our primary eCommerce services provider;

Disruption of or other problems with our information systems;

Any serious disruption at our distribution facilities;

Performance of professional sports teams, professional team lockouts or strikes or retirement or scandal involving sports superstars;

The seasonality of our business;

Regional risks because our stores are generally concentrated in the eastern half of the United States;

Our pursuit of strategic investments or acquisitions, including costs and uncertainties associated with combining businesses and / or assimilating acquired companies;

Our ability to meet our labor needs;
 
We are controlled by our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and his relatives, whose interests may differ from those of our other stockholders;

Our current anti-takeover provisions, which could prevent or delay a change in control of the Company;

Our current intention to issue quarterly cash dividends; and

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Our repurchase activity, if any, pursuant to our share repurchase program.

The foregoing and additional risk factors are described in more detail in other reports or filings filed or furnished by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2014. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment; therefore, new risk factors can arise, and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor to assess the impact of all such risk factors on our business or the extent to which any individual risk factor, or combination of risk factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. The forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are made as of this date. We do not assume any obligation and do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise except as may be required by the securities laws.

OVERVIEW

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, referred to as the "Company", "we", "us" and "our" unless otherwise specified) is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. When used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, unless the context otherwise requires or unless otherwise specified, any reference to "year" is to our fiscal year.

As of August 2, 2014, we operated 574 Dick's Sporting Goods stores in 46 states and 79 Golf Galaxy stores in 29 states, with approximately 32.5 million square feet on a consolidated basis, the majority of which are located throughout the eastern half of the United States.
 
Due to the seasonal nature of our business, interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for any period within, or the entire, fiscal year. Our revenue and earnings are typically greater during our fiscal fourth quarter, which includes the majority of the holiday selling season.
 
The primary factors that have historically influenced the Company's profitability and success have been the growth in its number of stores and selling square footage, positive same store sales and its strong gross profit margins. In the last five years, the Company has grown from 409 Dick's Sporting Goods stores as of August 1, 2009 to 574 Dick's Sporting Goods stores as of August 2, 2014. The Company plans to expand its business through the opening of new stores, enhancing its eCommerce platform and leveraging all sales channels to deliver a consistent, seamless and high-quality customer experience.
 
In order to monitor the Company's success, the Company's senior management monitors certain key performance indicators, including:

Consolidated same store sales performance – Same store sales provide a measure of sales growth for stores open at least one year over the comparable prior year period, as well as the corresponding eCommerce sales. A store is included in the same store sales calculation in the same fiscal period that it commences its 14th full month of operations. Stores that were closed or relocated during the applicable period have been excluded from same store sales. Each relocated store is returned to the same store base in the fiscal period that it commences its 14th full month of operations at that new location. Our management considers same store sales to be an important indicator of our current performance. Same store sales results are important to leverage our costs, which include occupancy costs, store payroll and other store expenses. Same store sales also have a direct impact on our total net sales, cash and working capital. See further discussion of the Company's same store sales in the "Results of Operations and Other Selected Data" section herein.

Operating cash flow – Cash flow generation supports the general operating needs of the Company and funds capital expenditures related to its omni-channel platform, distribution and administrative facilities, costs associated with continued improvement of information technology tools, costs associated with potential strategic acquisitions or investments that may arise from time to time and stockholder return initiatives, including cash dividends and share repurchases. We typically generate significant positive operating cash flows in our fiscal fourth quarter in connection with the holiday selling season and proportionately higher net income levels. See further discussion of the Company's cash flows in the "Liquidity and Capital Resources and Changes in Financial Condition" section herein.
 
Quality of merchandise offerings – To monitor and maintain acceptance of its merchandise offerings, the Company monitors sell-throughs, inventory turns, gross margins and markdown rates on a department and style level. This

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analysis helps the Company manage inventory levels to reduce cash flow requirements and deliver optimal gross margins by improving merchandise flow and establishing appropriate price points to minimize markdowns.

Store productivity – To assess store-level performance, the Company monitors various indicators, including new store productivity, sales per square foot, store operating contribution margin and store cash flow. 
 
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
As discussed in Item 7. "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014, the Company considers its policies on inventory valuation, vendor allowances, goodwill and intangible assets, impairment of long-lived assets and closed store reserves, self-insurance reserves, stock-based compensation and uncertain tax positions to be the most critical in understanding the judgments that are involved in preparing the consolidated financial statements. There have been no changes in the Company's critical accounting policies during the period ended August 2, 2014.
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND OTHER SELECTED DATA

Executive Summary
 
Net income for the current quarter decreased 17.5% to $69.5 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $84.2 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013. Net income for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 includes $12.2 million, net of tax, or $0.10 per diluted share, related to the Company's golf restructuring, discussed further in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. Net income for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013 included $4.7 million, net of tax, or $0.04 per diluted share, related to a non-cash impairment charge to reduce the carrying value of a corporate aircraft held for sale to its fair market value.

Net sales increased 10% to $1.7 billion in the current quarter due primarily to the growth of our store network and a 3.2% increase in consolidated same store sales.

Gross profit decreased 154 basis points to 29.76% as a percentage of net sales for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014, as compared to the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013, due primarily to lower merchandise margin and higher shipping expenses, partially offset by occupancy leverage.

In the second quarter of 2014, the Company:

Opened eight new Dick's Sporting Goods stores and one new Field & Stream store, and relocated three Dick's Sporting Goods stores, while the eCommerce sales penetration for the quarter increased to 6.3% of total sales, compared to 5.6% in the second quarter last year.

Declared and paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of common stock and Class B common stock.
 
Repurchased approximately 2.2 million shares of common stock for approximately $100.0 million.
 
Ended the period with no outstanding borrowings under our current senior secured credit agreement.


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The following represents a reconciliation of beginning and ending stores for the periods indicated:
 
26 Weeks Ended 
 August 2, 2014
 
26 Weeks Ended 
 August 3, 2013
 
Dick's Sporting
Goods
 
Golf Galaxy / Specialty Store Concepts (1)
 
Total
 
Dick's Sporting
Goods
 
Golf Galaxy / Specialty Store Concepts (1)
 
Total
Beginning stores
558

 
84

 
642

 
518

 
83

 
601

Q1 New stores
8

 

 
8

 
2

 

 
2

Q2 New stores
8

 
1

 
9

 
7

 

 
7

Ending stores
574

 
85

 
659

 
527

 
83

 
610

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Relocated stores
4

 
1

 
5

 

 

 

 
(1) 
Includes the Company's Field & Stream and True Runner stores. As of August 2, 2014, the Company operated three Field & Stream stores and three True Runner stores.

The following tables present for the periods indicated selected items in the unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income as a percentage of the Company's net sales, as well as the basis point change in the percentage of net sales from the prior year's period. In addition, other data are provided to facilitate a further understanding of our business. This table should be read in conjunction with Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and the accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes thereto.

 
 
 
 
 
Basis Point Increase / (Decrease) in Percentage of Net Sales from Prior Year 2013-2014 (A)
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3, 2013 (A)
 
Net sales (1)
100.00
%
 
100.00
%
 
N/A
Cost of goods sold, including occupancy and distribution costs (2)
70.24

 
68.70

 
154
Gross profit
29.76

 
31.30

 
(154)
Selling, general and administrative expenses (3)
22.68

 
22.00

 
68
Pre-opening expenses (4)
0.47

 
0.35

 
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Income from operations
6.61

 
8.95

 
(234)
Interest expense
0.05

 
0.05

 
Other income (5)
(0.12
)
 
(0.11
)
 
(1)
Income before income taxes
6.68

 
9.02

 
(234)
Provision for income taxes
2.57

 
3.52

 
(95)
Net income
4.11
%
 
5.50
%
 
(139)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Data:
 

 
 

 
 
Consolidated same store sales increase
3.2
%
 
1.2
%
 
 
Number of stores at end of period (6)
659

 
610

 
 
Total square feet at end of period (6)
32,507,480

 
30,038,524

 
 


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Basis Point Increase / (Decrease) in Percentage of Net Sales from Prior Year 2013-2014 (A)
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3, 2013 (A)
 
Net sales (1)
100.00
%
 
100.00
%
 
N/A
Cost of goods sold, including occupancy and distribution costs (2)
69.84

 
68.90

 
94
Gross profit
30.16

 
31.10

 
(94)
Selling, general and administrative expenses (3)
22.56

 
22.67

 
(11)
Pre-opening expenses (4)
0.45

 
0.23

 
22
Income from operations
7.15

 
8.19

 
(104)
Interest expense
0.04

 
0.05

 
(1)
Other income (5)
(0.14
)
 
(0.28
)
 
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Income before income taxes
7.25

 
8.42

 
(117)
Provision for income taxes
2.79

 
3.22

 
(43)
Net income
4.46
%
 
5.20
%
 
(74)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Data:
 

 
 

 
 
Consolidated same store sales increase (decrease)
2.4
%
 
(0.2
%)
 
 
Number of stores at end of period (6)
659

 
610

 
 
Total square feet at end of period (6)
32,507,480

 
30,038,524

 
 

(A) 
Column does not add due to rounding.
(1) 
Revenue from retail sales is recognized at the point of sale, net of sales tax. Revenue from eCommerce sales is recognized upon shipment of merchandise. Service-related revenue is recognized as the services are performed. A provision for anticipated merchandise returns is provided through a reduction of sales and cost of goods sold in the period that the related sales are recorded. Revenue from gift cards and returned merchandise credits (collectively the "cards") are deferred and recognized upon the redemption of the cards. These cards have no expiration date. Income from unredeemed cards is recognized on the unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income in selling, general and administrative expenses at the point at which redemption becomes remote. The Company performs an evaluation of the aging of the unredeemed cards, based on the elapsed time from the date of original issuance, to determine when redemption is remote.
(2) 
Cost of goods sold includes the cost of merchandise, inventory shrinkage and obsolescence, freight, distribution, shipping and store occupancy costs. Store occupancy costs include rent, common area maintenance charges, real estate and other asset-based taxes, store maintenance, utilities, depreciation, fixture lease expenses and certain insurance expenses. Cost of goods sold includes a $2.4 million write-down of golf-related inventory for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 relating to the Company's golf restructuring.
(3) 
Selling, general and administrative expenses include store and field support payroll and fringe benefits, advertising, bank card charges, information technology, marketing, legal, accounting, other store expenses and all expenses associated with operating the Company's corporate headquarters. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 includes a $14.4 million gain on sale of a corporate aircraft and asset impairment and severance charges relating to the Company's golf restructuring of $14.3 million and $3.7 million, respectively. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013 included $7.9 million relating to a non-cash impairment charge to reduce the carrying value of a corporate aircraft held for sale to its fair market value.
(4) 
Pre-opening expenses consist primarily of rent, marketing, payroll and recruiting costs incurred prior to a new or relocated store opening, which are expensed as incurred.
(5) 
Includes investment income recognized to reflect changes in deferred compensation plan investment values with a corresponding charge to selling, general and administrative costs for the same amount. During the first quarter of 2013, other income included $4.3 million related to the partial recovery of its previously impaired investment in JJB Sports.
(6) 
Includes Dick's Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner stores.

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13 Weeks Ended August 2, 2014 Compared to the 13 Weeks Ended August 3, 2013
 
Net Income
 
The Company reported net income of $69.5 million for the current quarter, or $0.57 per diluted share, compared to net income of $84.2 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013. Net income for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 includes $12.2 million, net of tax, or $0.10 per diluted share, of charges related to the Company's golf restructuring. Net income for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013 included $4.7 million, net of tax, or $0.04 per diluted share, related to a non-cash impairment charge to reduce the carrying value of a corporate aircraft held for sale to its fair market value.

During the current quarter, the Company increased promotional activity in our golf business to clear inventory of discontinued product, which significantly impacted gross margins. In order to realign this business with current and expected golf demand, we reduced our cost structure and assessed the carrying value of the related assets, which resulted in a $14.3 million non-cash impairment charge for a golf trademark, trade name and store assets, severance charges of $3.7 million relating to the elimination of specific golf positions in our Dick’s stores, and the combination of Dick’s golf and Golf Galaxy corporate and administrative functions, and a $2.4 million write-down of golf-related inventory. The pre-tax charges totaled $20.4 million, or $12.2 million net of tax.

Net Sales

Net sales for the current quarter increased 10% to $1.7 billion for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 compared to the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013, due primarily to the growth of our store network and a 3.2% increase in consolidated same store sales. The 3.2% consolidated same store sales increase consisted of a 4.1% increase at Dick's Sporting Goods and a 9.3% decrease at Golf Galaxy. eCommerce sales penetration was 6.3% of total sales during the current quarter compared to 5.6% of total sales during the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013.

The increase in consolidated same store sales was broad-based, with increases in athletic apparel, team sports, licensed merchandise and outdoor equipment, partially offset by declines in the hunting and golf categories. Gains in women's and youth athletic apparel were driven by the Company's reallocation of selling space in its store to these businesses, enabling it to create a broader and more compelling merchandise assortment supported by enhanced presentation. The team sports and licensed merchandise category increases reflect sales relating to World Cup 2014.

The hunting category decline was driven by higher sales in last year's period resulting from concerns about legislative action that would broadly change gun laws. The Company anticipates the downward trend in the hunting business to continue through the third quarter and be relatively flat in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

The decline in the golf business was impacted by lower average unit retail prices on golf equipment, resulting from aggressive pricing on discontinued products by vendors in response to growing inventories, coupled with a lack of customer acceptance of new technology and a declining trend in rounds played. The Company took steps to restructure its golf business as discussed further above as a result of the negative trends and challenges in the golf business.

The hunting and golf categories in aggregate represent approximately 30% of annual sales.

The same store sales increase at Dick's Sporting Goods was attributable to an increase of 1.8% in sales per transaction and a 2.3% increase in transactions. Based upon the current quarter sales mix, every 1% change in consolidated same store sales would impact earnings before income taxes for the current quarter by approximately $5.0 million.

Income from Operations
 
Income from operations decreased to $111.6 million for the current quarter from $137.1 million for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013.
 
Gross profit increased 5% to $502.6 million for the current quarter from $479.3 million for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013, but decreased as a percentage of net sales by 154 basis points compared to the same period last year, as merchandise margins decreased 126 basis points due to higher promotional activity as well as a $2.4 million write-down of inventory relating to the Company's golf restructuring. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales also reflects higher shipping expenses due to the growth in eCommerce sales relative to the sales growth at our brick and mortar stores, while occupancy costs leveraged on the increase in net sales. Every 10 basis point change in merchandise margin would impact earnings before income taxes for the current quarter by approximately $1.7 million.

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Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 14% to $383.1 million for the current quarter from $337.0 million for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013, and increased as a percentage of net sales by 68 basis points. Selling, general and administrative expenses were impacted by higher advertising expenses to support our promotional activity and increased store expenses, partially offset by lower administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales. Last year’s quarter includes a $7.9 million non-cash impairment charge to reduce the carrying value of a Gulfstream G450 corporate aircraft held for sale to its fair market value. The current quarter includes severance charges totaling $3.7 million and non-cash impairment charges totaling $14.3 million related to the Company’s golf restructuring.

Pre-opening expenses increased to $7.9 million for the current quarter from $5.3 million for the 13 weeks ended August 3, 2013. Pre-opening expenses in any period fluctuate depending on the timing and number of store openings and relocations. During the current quarter, the Company opened eight new Dick's Sporting Goods stores and one new Field & Stream store. Additionally, the Company relocated three Dick's Sporting Goods stores in the current period. The Company opened seven new Dick's Sporting Goods stores in last year's second quarter.

Income Taxes
 
The Company's effective tax rate was 38.4% for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 as compared to 39.1% for the same period last year. 

26 Weeks Ended August 2, 2014 Compared to the 26 Weeks Ended August 3, 2013

Net Income

The Company reported net income of $139.5 million for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared to net income of $149.0 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013. Net income for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 includes $8.7 million, net of tax, or $0.07 per diluted share, related to a gain on the sale of a Gulfstream G650 corporate aircraft and charges totaling $12.2 million, net of tax, or $0.10 per diluted share, related to the Company's golf restructuring described earlier in this Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. Net income for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013 included $4.3 million, net of tax, or $0.03 per diluted share, related to the partial recovery from the Company's previously impaired investment in JJB Sports and $4.7 million, net of tax, or $0.04 per diluted share, related to a non-cash impairment charge to reduce the carrying value of a corporate aircraft held for sale to its fair market value.

Net Sales

Net sales for the period increased 9% to $3.1 billion, due primarily to the growth of our store network and a 2.4% increase in consolidated same store sales. The 2.4% increase in consolidated same store sales consisted of an increase of 3.3% at Dick's Sporting Goods and a decrease of 9.8% at Golf Galaxy. eCommerce sales penetration was 6.6% of total sales during the current period compared to 5.7% of total sales during the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013.

The increase in consolidated same store sales was primarily driven by increases in athletic apparel, team sports and outdoor equipment, partially offset by declines in the golf and hunting businesses. The same store sales increase at Dick's Sporting Goods is attributable to an increase of 2.1% in sales per transaction and an increase in transactions of approximately 1.2%. Every 1% change in consolidated same store sales would impact earnings before income taxes for the current period by approximately $10 million.

Income from Operations

Income from operations decreased to $223.7 million for the current period from $234.7 million for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013.

Gross profit increased 6% to $943.4 million for the current period from $891.0 million for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013, but decreased as a percentage of net sales by 94 basis points compared to the same period last year, as merchandise margins decreased 55 basis points due to higher promotional activity as well as a $2.4 million write-down of inventory relating to the Company's golf restructuring. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales also reflects a 21 basis point increase in shipping expenses due to the growth in eCommerce sales relative to the sales growth at our brick and mortar stores. Every 10 basis point change in merchandise margin would impact earnings before income taxes for the current period by approximately $3.1 million.

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Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 9% to $705.6 million for the current period from $649.7 million for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013, but decreased as a percentage of net sales by 11 basis points. Selling, general and administrative expenses in the current period were impacted by lower administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales, partially offset by increased store expenses and payroll. Last year’s period includes a $7.9 million non-cash impairment charge to reduce the carrying value of a Gulfstream G450 corporate aircraft held for sale to its fair market value. The current period includes a pre-tax gain on sale of a Gulfstream G650 corporate aircraft of $14.4 million, as well as severance charges totaling $3.7 million, and non-cash impairment charges totaling $14.3 million related to the Company's golf restructuring.

Pre-opening expenses increased to $14.1 million for the current period from $6.6 million for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013. Pre-opening expenses in any period fluctuate depending on the timing and number of store openings and relocations. During the current period, the Company opened 16 new Dick's Sporting Goods stores and one new Field & Stream store. Additionally, the Company relocated four Dick's Sporting Goods stores and one Golf Galaxy store in the current period. During last year's period, the Company opened nine new Dick's Sporting Goods stores.

Income Taxes

The Company's effective tax rate was 38.5% for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 as compared to 38.2% for the same period last year.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES AND CHANGES IN FINANCIAL CONDITION

Overview
 
The Company's liquidity and capital needs have generally been met by cash from operating activities and the Company's revolving credit facility. Cash flow from operations is seasonal in our business. Typically, we use cash flow from operations to increase inventory in advance of peak selling seasons, with the pre-Christmas inventory increase being the largest. In the fourth quarter, inventory levels are reduced in connection with Christmas sales and this inventory reduction, combined with proportionately higher net income, typically produces significant positive cash flow.

Net cash provided by operating activities for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 was $152.2 million compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $5.4 million for the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013. Net cash from operating, investing and financing activities are discussed further below.
 
The Company has a $500 million revolving credit facility, including up to $100 million in the form of letters of credit, in the event further liquidity is needed. Under the Credit Agreement governing the facility (the "Credit Agreement"), subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, the Company may request an increase of up to $250 million in borrowing availability.
 
The Credit Agreement, which matures on December 5, 2016, is secured by a first priority security interest in certain property and assets, including receivables, inventory, deposit accounts and other personal property of the Company, and is guaranteed by the Company's domestic subsidiaries.
 
The annual interest rates applicable to loans under the Credit Agreement are, at the Company's option, a base rate or an adjusted LIBOR rate plus, in each case, an applicable margin percentage. The applicable margin percentage for base rate loans is 0.20% to 0.50% and for adjusted LIBOR rate loans is 1.20% to 1.50%, depending on the borrowing availability of the Company.
 
The Credit Agreement contains certain covenants that limit the ability of the Company to, among other things: incur or guarantee additional indebtedness; pay distributions on, redeem or repurchase capital stock or redeem or repurchase subordinated debt; make certain investments; sell assets; and consolidate, merge or transfer all or substantially all of the Company's assets. In addition, the Credit Agreement contains a covenant that requires the Company to maintain a minimum adjusted availability of 7.5% of its borrowing base. As of August 2, 2014, the Company was in compliance with the terms of the Credit Agreement.
 
There were no outstanding borrowings under the Credit Agreement as of August 2, 2014 or February 1, 2014. As of August 2, 2014 and February 1, 2014, total remaining borrowing capacity, after subtracting letters of credit, was $486.0 million and $487.0 million, respectively.

The Company intends to allocate capital to invest in its future growth, specifically the development of its omni-channel platform and specialty store concepts, as well as to return capital to stockholders through dividends and share repurchases. 

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Capital expenditures – Normal capital requirements primarily relate to the development of our omni-channel platform, including new and existing Dick's Sporting Goods stores and eCommerce technology investments. The Company also plans to invest in its specialty store concepts and improve its supply chain and corporate information technology infrastructure. The Company has a capital appropriations committee that approves all capital expenditures in excess of certain amounts and groups and prioritizes all capital projects among required, discretionary and strategic categories.
 
Share repurchases – On March 7, 2013, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a five-year share repurchase program of up to $1 billion of the Company's common stock. During the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014, the Company repurchased approximately 2.7 million shares of its common stock for approximately $125.0 million. Any future share repurchase programs are subject to the final determination of our Board of Directors, and will be dependent upon future earnings, cash flows, financial requirements and other factors.
 
Dividends – During the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014, the Company paid $31.7 million of dividends to its stockholders. The declaration of future dividends and the establishment of the per share amount, record dates and payment dates for any such future dividends are subject to the final determination of our Board of Directors, and will be dependent upon future earnings, cash flows, financial requirements and other factors.
 
Event Subsequent to Quarter-end
 
Dividend – On August 14, 2014, the Company's Board of Directors authorized and declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.125 per share on the Company's common stock and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable in cash on September 26, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 5, 2014.
 
The Company currently believes that cash flows generated by operations and funds available under the Credit Agreement will be sufficient to satisfy our current capital requirements through the remainder of fiscal 2014. Other investment opportunities, such as potential strategic acquisitions, share repurchases, investments, or store expansion rates in excess of those presently planned, may require additional funding.

The change in cash and cash equivalents is as follows (in thousands):
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
152,219

 
$
5,406

Net cash used in investing activities
(77,069
)
 
(132,948
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(156,765
)
 
(82,876
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
16

 
(31
)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
$
(81,599
)
 
$
(210,449
)

Operating Activities

Operating activities consist primarily of net income, adjusted for certain non-cash items and changes in operating assets and liabilities. Adjustments to net income for non-cash items include depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, stock-based compensation expense and tax benefits on stock options, as well as non-cash gains and losses on the disposal of the Company's assets. Changes in operating assets and liabilities primarily reflect changes in inventories, accounts payable and income taxes payable / receivable, as well as other working capital changes.
 
Cash provided by operating activities increased $146.8 million for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 compared to the same period last year. The increase in cash provided by operating activities is due primarily to increases in operating assets and liabilities of $156.4 million year-over-year, partially offset by a $9.5 million decrease in net income. The increase in operating assets and liabilities year-over-year is primarily due to the following:

Changes in inventory and accounts payable increased operating cash flows by $42.2 million compared to last year, primarily attributable to the timing of vendor payments.
 

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Changes in deferred construction allowances increased operating cash flows by $32.2 million compared to last year due primarily to an increase in the number of self-developed stores where tenant allowances are provided by landlords.

Changes in income taxes payable / receivable increased operating cash flows by $27.7 million compared to last year, primarily due to lower income tax payments in the current period. Income tax payments in fiscal 2014 were favorably impacted by the timing of estimated deductions for qualified capital expenditures.

Changes in accrued expenses increased operating cash flows by $23.3 million compared to last year, primarily due to lower incentive compensation accruals in fiscal 2013 that were subsequently paid in fiscal 2014 compared to those balances accrued at the end of fiscal 2012 and subsequently paid in fiscal 2013.
 
Investing Activities
 
Cash used in investing activities for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 decreased $55.9 million from the same period of fiscal 2013. Gross capital expenditures were $150.4 million during the current 26-week period compared to $95.5 million during the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013, which reflects a higher number of self-developed stores that will be opened by the Company in fiscal 2014. During the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014, the Company received $73.4 million of proceeds from the sale of a Gulfstream G650 corporate aircraft, compared to $11.0 million received from the sale of a Gulfstream G200 corporate aircraft during the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013. The remaining decrease in cash used related to last year’s payments to acquire corporate aircraft and trademarks totaling $48.5 million, which included a $29.7 million lease buyout of a Gulfstream G450 corporate aircraft.

Financing Activities

Cash used in financing activities consists primarily of the Company's capital return initiatives, including its share repurchase program and cash dividend payments, and cash flows generated from stock option exercises. Cash used in financing activities for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 totaled $156.8 million compared to $82.9 million for the same period in fiscal 2013. The increase in cash used primarily reflects higher share repurchase activity and lower cash flows from stock option exercises during the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 compared to the same period last year.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

The Company's off-balance sheet arrangements as of August 2, 2014 primarily relate to operating leases for our stores and purchase obligations for marketing commitments, including naming rights, licenses for trademarks and technology-related and other commitments. The Company has excluded these items from the unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company does not believe that any of these arrangements have, or are reasonably likely to have, a material effect on our financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures, or resources.

Contractual Obligations and Other Commercial Commitments
 
The Company is party to many contractual obligations that involve commitments to make payments to third parties in the ordinary course of business. For a description of our contractual obligations and other commercial commitments as of February 1, 2014, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014 filed March 28, 2014. During the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014, there were no material changes outside the ordinary course of business.

ITEM 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

There have been no material changes in the Company's market risk exposures from those reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014 filed March 28, 2014.
 
ITEM 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
During the second quarter of fiscal 2014, there were no changes in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal controls over financial reporting.
 
During the quarter, the Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company's management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange

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Act of 1934, as amended. Based upon that evaluation, the Company's management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, August 2, 2014.
 
There are inherent limitations in the effectiveness of any control system, including the potential for human error and the circumvention or overriding of the controls and procedures. Additionally, judgments in decision-making can be faulty and breakdowns can occur because of simple errors or mistakes. An effective control system can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the control objectives of the system are adequately met. Accordingly, our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our control system can prevent or detect all errors or fraud. Finally, projections of any evaluation or assessment of effectiveness of a control system to future periods are subject to the risks that, over time, controls may become inadequate because of changes in an entity's operating environment or deterioration in the degree of compliance with policies and procedures. 

PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. and its subsidiaries are involved in various proceedings that are incidental to the normal course of their businesses. As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the Company does not expect that any of such proceedings will have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial position or results of operations.

ITEM 1A.  RISK FACTORS

The following risk factor supplements the discussion of risk factors affecting the Company as set forth in Part I, Item 1A. "Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2014. The discussion of risk factors, as so supplemented, sets forth the material risks that could affect the Company's financial condition and operations.

If we are unable to predict or effectively react to changes in consumer demand or shopping patterns, we may lose customers and our sales may decline.

Our success depends in part on our ability to anticipate and respond in a timely manner to changing consumer demand, preferences and shopping patterns regarding sporting goods. Our products must appeal to a broad range of consumers whose preferences cannot be predicted with certainty and are subject to continual change and evolution. We often make commitments to purchase products from our vendors several months in advance of the proposed delivery. If we misjudge the market for our new merchandise our sales may decline significantly. We may overstock unpopular products and be forced to take significant inventory markdowns or miss opportunities for other products, both of which could have a negative impact on our profitability. Conversely, shortages of items that prove popular could also be detrimental to our net sales. A major shift in consumer demand away from sporting goods generally or particular sports could also have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. Failure to timely identify or effectively respond to changing consumer tastes, preferences and spending patterns could negatively affect our relationship with our customers, the demand for our products and services, our market share, or financial results. Further, we may be required to record impairments of our trademarks, trade names or other intangible assets in the event that projected sales and operating margins generated from these assets decline or record other charges as a result of a change in the business due to shifts in consumer demand.

In addition, our customers are increasingly using computers, tablets, mobile phones and other devices to shop in our stores and online for our products. Omni-channel retailing is rapidly evolving and we must keep pace with consumer preferences and expectations. There are various risks relating to omni-channel retailing, including the need to keep pace with rapid technological change, internet security risks, risks of systems failure or inadequacy and increased competition. Further, governmental regulation of internet-based commerce continues to evolve in areas such as taxation, privacy, data protection, copyrights, patents, mobile communications and the provision of online payment services. Unfavorable changes to regulations in these areas could harm our business.

Reference is also made to Item 2. "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Forward-Looking Statements" of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which is incorporated herein by reference.
 

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ITEM 2.  UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

The following table sets forth repurchases of our common stock during the second quarter of 2014:
Period
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased (a)
 
Average Price Paid Per Share
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs (b)
 
Dollar Value of Shares That May Yet be Purchased Under the Plan or Program
May 4, 2014 to May 31, 2014
 
1,159,693

 
$
43.15

 
1,158,882

 
$
669,397,604

June 1, 2014 to July 5, 2014
 
875,893

 
$
45.67

 
875,000

 
$
629,434,277

July 6, 2014 to August 2, 2014
 
214,570

 
$
47.13

 
212,884

 
$
619,397,627

Total
 
2,250,156

 
$
44.51

 
2,246,766

 
 

  
(a) 
Includes shares withheld from employees to satisfy minimum tax withholding obligations associated with the vesting of restricted stock during the period.
(b) 
Shares repurchased as part of the Company's previously announced five-year $1 billion share repurchase program, authorized by the Company's Board of Directors on March 7, 2013.

ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS

The Exhibits listed in the Index to Exhibits, which appears on page 23 and is incorporated herein by reference, are filed or furnished (as noted) as part of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be signed on August 28, 2014 on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ EDWARD W. STACK
 
 
 
 
 
Edward W. Stack
 
 
 
 
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ ANDRÉ J. HAWAUX
 
 
 
 
 
André J. Hawaux
 
 
 
 
 
Executive Vice President – Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
(principal financial officer)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ JOSEPH R. OLIVER
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph R. Oliver
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer
 
 
 
(principal accounting officer)
 
 
 
 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Exhibit Number
 
Description of Exhibit
 
Method of Filing
31.1
 
Certification of Edward W. Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, dated as of August 28, 2014 and made pursuant to Rule 13a-14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
31.2
 
Certification of André J. Hawaux, Executive Vice President – Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, dated as of August 28, 2014 and made pursuant to Rule 13a-14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
32.1
 
Certification of Edward W. Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, dated as of August 28, 2014 and made pursuant to Section 1350, Chapter 63 of Title 18, United States Code, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
Furnished herewith
 
 
 
 
 
32.2
 
Certification of André J. Hawaux, Executive Vice President – Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, dated as of August 28, 2014 and made pursuant to Section 1350, Chapter 63 of Title 18, United States Code, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
Furnished herewith
 
 
 
 
 
101.INS
 
XBRL Instance Document
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
101.SCH
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
101.DEF
 
XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase Document
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 

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Section 2: EX-31.1 (EX-31.1)

DKS-EXHIBIT_31.1 Q2'2014

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

/s/ EDWARD W. STACK
Date: August 28, 2014
Edward W. Stack
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 



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Section 3: EX-31.2 (EX-31.2)

DKS-EXHIBIT_31.2 Q2'2014

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

/s/ ANDRÉ J. HAWAUX
Date: August 28, 2014
André J. Hawaux
 
Executive Vice President – Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
 


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Section 4: EX-32.1 (EX-32.1)

DKS-EXHIBIT_32.1 Q2'2014

Exhibit 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (the "Company") for the period ended August 2, 2014, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), I, Edward W. Stack, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(1)
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and
(2)
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

/s/ EDWARD W. STACK
Date: August 28, 2014
Edward W. Stack
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 



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Section 5: EX-32.2 (EX-32.2)

DKS-EXHIBIT_32.2 Q2'2014

Exhibit 32.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (the "Company") for the period ended August 2, 2014, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), I, André J. Hawaux, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(1)
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and
(2)
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

/s/ ANDRÉ J. HAWAUX
Date: August 28, 2014
André J. Hawaux
 
Executive Vice President – Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
 


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