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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 October 28, 2017
 
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 o
 
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 o
 
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 o
Non-accelerated filer o
Smaller reporting company o
Emerging growth company o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes o 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 November 16, 2017, was 82,693,760 and 24,710,870, respectively.


 
 

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
 
39 Weeks Ended
 
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
Net sales
 
$
1,944,187

 
$
1,810,347

 
$
5,926,350

 
$
5,438,548

Cost of goods sold, including occupancy and distribution costs
 
1,410,067

 
1,257,504

 
4,213,143

 
3,792,529

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GROSS PROFIT
 
534,120

 
552,843

 
1,713,207

 
1,646,019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
475,899

 
459,782

 
1,385,506

 
1,300,071

Pre-opening expenses
 
8,220

 
19,304

 
28,441

 
34,309

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS
 
50,001

 
73,757

 
299,260

 
311,639

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
2,839

 
1,265

 
6,319

 
4,014

Other income
 
(10,768
)
 
(3,778
)
 
(28,117
)
 
(7,775
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
 
57,930

 
76,270

 
321,058

 
315,400

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
 
21,017

 
27,356

 
113,564

 
118,192

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NET INCOME
 
$
36,913

 
$
48,914

 
$
207,494

 
$
197,208

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
 
$
0.35

 
$
0.44

 
$
1.92

 
$
1.77

Diluted
 
$
0.35

 
$
0.44

 
$
1.91

 
$
1.75

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
 
105,466

 
110,607

 
108,027

 
111,328

Diluted
 
105,814

 
111,826

 
108,633

 
112,407

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash dividends declared per share
 
$
0.17000

 
$
0.15125

 
$
0.51000

 
$
0.45375


See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

3

 
 

DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME - UNAUDITED
(Dollars in thousands)
 
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
39 Weeks Ended
 
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
NET INCOME
 
$
36,913

 
$
48,914

 
$
207,494

 
$
197,208

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax
 
(7
)
 
(22
)
 
47

 
32

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
 
(7
)
 
(22
)
 
47

 
32

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
 
$
36,906

 
$
48,892

 
$
207,541

 
$
197,240

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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) 
 
October 28,
2017
 
January 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
 

 
 

 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
111,815

 
$
164,777

 
$
85,408

Accounts receivable, net
88,979

 
75,199

 
121,189

Income taxes receivable
72,911

 
2,307

 
32,583

Inventories, net
2,178,495

 
1,638,632

 
2,092,402

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
129,876

 
114,763

 
112,523

Total current assets
2,582,076

 
1,995,678

 
2,444,105

 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
1,679,872

 
1,522,574

 
1,492,274

Intangible assets, net
144,896

 
140,835

 
137,155

Goodwill
245,126

 
245,059

 
200,594

Other assets:
 

 
 

 
 
Deferred income taxes
10,425

 
45,927

 
5,345

Other
122,519

 
108,223

 
102,733

Total other assets
132,944

 
154,150

 
108,078

TOTAL ASSETS
$
4,784,914

 
$
4,058,296

 
$
4,382,206

 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

 
 

 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 

 
 

 
 
Accounts payable
$
1,061,776

 
$
755,537

 
$
1,031,587

Accrued expenses
378,477

 
384,210

 
375,553

Deferred revenue and other liabilities
161,193

 
203,788

 
146,585

Income taxes payable
488

 
53,234

 

Current portion of other long-term debt and leasing obligations
5,175

 
646

 
615

Total current liabilities
1,607,109

 
1,397,415

 
1,554,340

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
 

 
 

 
 
Revolving credit borrowings
454,700

 

 
260,900

Other long-term debt and leasing obligations
61,413

 
4,679

 
4,861

Deferred income taxes
23,710

 

 
8,252

Deferred revenue and other liabilities
764,996

 
726,713

 
683,988

Total long-term liabilities
1,304,819

 
731,392

 
958,001

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES


 


 


STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
 

 
 

 
 
Common stock
797

 
856

 
860

Class B common stock
247

 
247

 
247

Additional paid-in capital
1,166,370

 
1,130,830

 
1,114,622

Retained earnings
2,106,086

 
1,956,066

 
1,882,934

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(85
)
 
(132
)
 
(147
)
Treasury stock, at cost
(1,400,429
)
 
(1,158,378
)
 
(1,128,651
)
Total stockholders' equity
1,872,986

 
1,929,489

 
1,869,865

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
$
4,784,914

 
$
4,058,296

 
$
4,382,206

 
 
 
 
 
 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

5

 
 

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
 
Loss
 
Stock
 
Total
BALANCE, January 28, 2017
85,619,878

 
$
856

 
24,710,870

 
$
247

 
$
1,130,830

 
$
1,956,066

 
$
(132
)
 
$
(1,158,378
)
 
$
1,929,489

Adjustment for cumulative effect from change in accounting principle (ASU 2016-16)

 

 

 

 

 
(1,744
)
 

 

 
(1,744
)
Exercise of stock options
582,022

 
6

 

 

 
16,552

 

 

 

 
16,558

Restricted stock vested
352,452

 
4

 

 

 
(4
)
 

 

 

 

Minimum tax withholding requirements
(119,370
)
 
(1
)
 

 

 
(5,770
)
 

 

 

 
(5,771
)
Net income

 

 

 

 

 
207,494

 

 

 
207,494

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 
24,762

 

 

 

 
24,762

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of taxes of $28

 

 

 

 

 

 
47

 

 
47

Purchase of shares for treasury
(6,782,632
)
 
(68
)
 

 

 

 

 

 
(242,051
)
 
(242,119
)
Cash dividends declared

 

 

 

 

 
(55,730
)
 

 

 
(55,730
)
BALANCE, October 28, 2017
79,652,350

 
$
797

 
24,710,870

 
$
247

 
$
1,166,370

 
$
2,106,086

 
$
(85
)
 
$
(1,400,429
)
 
$
1,872,986

 
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)
 
39 Weeks Ended
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Net income
$
207,494

 
$
197,208

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

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
166,521

 
149,131

Deferred income taxes
59,145

 
2,618

Stock-based compensation
24,762

 
24,746

Other non-cash items
595

 
541

Changes in assets and liabilities:
 

 
 

Accounts receivable
(18,145
)
 
(38,002
)
Inventories
(539,863
)
 
(565,215
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
(20,847
)
 
(10,931
)
Accounts payable
316,602

 
342,369

Accrued expenses
23,404

 
67,986

Income taxes payable / receivable
(123,350
)
 
(58,841
)
Deferred construction allowances
78,482

 
114,158

Deferred revenue and other liabilities
(49,258
)
 
(32,686
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
125,542

 
193,082

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(386,600
)
 
(307,302
)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(8,500
)
 
(36,786
)
Deposits and purchases of other assets
(2,344
)
 
(5,160
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(397,444
)
 
(349,248
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Revolving credit borrowings
2,431,200

 
1,738,200

Revolving credit repayments
(1,976,500
)
 
(1,477,300
)
Proceeds from term loan
62,492

 

Payments on other long-term debt and leasing obligations
(1,229
)
 
(437
)
Construction allowance receipts

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options
16,558

 
24,950

Minimum tax withholding requirements
(5,771
)
 
(6,909
)
Cash paid for treasury stock
(242,119
)
 
(116,006
)
Cash dividends paid to stockholders
(55,375
)
 
(51,246
)
(Decrease) increase in bank overdraft
(10,363
)
 
11,354

Net cash provided by financing activities
218,893

 
122,606

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
47

 
32

NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
(52,962
)
 
(33,528
)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD
164,777

 
118,936

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD
$
111,815

 
$
85,408

 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 

 
 

Accrued property and equipment
$
44,593

 
$
60,309

Cash paid for interest
$
5,002

 
$
3,038

Cash paid for income taxes
$
180,067

 
$
179,930

 
See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

7

 
 

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 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 Dick's Team Sports HQ. The Company offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. When used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, unless the context otherwise requires or otherwise specifies, any reference to "year" is to the Company's fiscal year.

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared 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 the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 28, 2017 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2017. Operating results for the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending February 3, 2018 or any other period.

Reclassifications – Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year amounts within the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows to conform to current year presentation.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

Income Taxes

In October 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-16, "Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory". This update requires the income tax consequences of intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory to be recognized when the intra-entity transfer occurs rather than deferring recognition of income tax consequences until the transfer was made with an outside party. ASU 2016-16 is effective for annual reporting periods, and interim periods therein, beginning after December 15, 2017. Early application is permitted as of the beginning of the interim or annual reporting period. The Company elected to early adopt ASU 2016-16, with modified retrospective application, through a cumulative effect adjustment to retained earnings during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Accordingly, $1.7 million was reclassified out of prepaid expenses and other current assets resulting in a cumulative effect adjustment of $1.7 million within fiscal 2017 retained earnings on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets and Consolidated Statement of Changes In Stockholders' Equity.

Statement of Cash Flows

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, "Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments (a consensus of the Emerging Issues Task Force)". This update addresses eight specific cash flow topics with the objective of reducing the existing diversity in practice for certain aspects under Topic 230. ASU 2016-15 is effective for annual reporting periods, and interim periods therein, beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company elected to early adopt ASU 2016-15 during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The adoption of this guidance did not have a significant impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.


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



Stock Compensation

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, "Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting". This update simplifies several aspects of the accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities and classification on the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-09 is effective for annual reporting periods, and interim periods therein, beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company adopted ASU 2016-09 during the first quarter of fiscal 2017, on a prospective basis. The Company recorded an excess tax (deficiency) benefit during the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 of $(0.1) million and $0.7 million, respectively. Additionally, the Company elected to account for forfeitures as an estimate of the number of awards that are expected to vest, which is consistent with our accounting policy prior to adoption of ASU 2016-09.

The Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2016-09 related to changes on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows on a retrospective basis. As a result, we no longer classify excess tax benefits as a financing activity, which increased net cash provided by operating activities and reduced net cash provided by financing activities by $8.6 million for the 39 weeks ended October 29, 2016. Additionally, employee taxes paid for shares withheld for income taxes are classified within financing activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, which is consistent with the Company's treatment prior to the adoption of ASU 2016-09.

Measurement of Inventory

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11, "Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory". This update requires an entity that determines the cost of inventory by methods other than last-in, first-out (LIFO) and the retail inventory method (RIM) to measure inventory at the lower of cost and net realizable value. ASU 2015-11 is effective for annual reporting periods, and interim periods therein, beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company adopted ASU 2015-11 during the first quarter of fiscal 2017, with prospective application. The adoption of this guidance did not have a significant impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

Stock Compensation

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-09, "Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Scope of Modification Accounting". This update clarifies the changes to terms or conditions of a share-based payment award that require an entity to apply modification accounting. ASU 2017-09 is effective for annual reporting periods, and interim periods therein, beginning after December 15, 2017. Early application is permitted and prospective application is required. The Company does not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a significant impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.

Intangibles - Goodwill and Other

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, "Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test of Goodwill Impairment". This update modifies the concept of impairment and simplifies how an entity is required to test goodwill for impairment by eliminating Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. ASU 2017-04 is effective for interim or annual goodwill impairment tests during fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. Early application is permitted and prospective application is required. The Company does not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a significant impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.


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



Leases

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, "Leases (Topic 842)". This update requires an entity to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and to disclose key information about the entity's leasing arrangements. ASU 2016-02 is effective for annual reporting periods, and interim periods therein, beginning after December 15, 2018, with early application permitted. A modified retrospective approach is required. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of ASU 2016-02 on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements but anticipates that it will result in significant right of use assets and related liabilities as all of the Company's retail locations and the majority of our supply chain facilities are currently categorized as operating leases.

Contracts with Customers

In May 2014, the FASB issued 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. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers - Deferral of the Effective Date", which approved a one year deferral of ASU 2014-09 for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. Subsequent to the issuance of ASU 2014-09 and ASU 2015-14, the FASB has also issued additional ASU's to assist in clarifying guidance within ASU 2014-09. These updates permit the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. Early application is permitted as of the original effective date for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period.

Based upon our preliminary assessment, we do not expect the adoption of these ASU’s will have a material impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements. The Company has determined that the adoption of these ASU's will impact the timing of revenue recognition for gift card breakage. Gift card breakage is currently recognized at the point gift card redemption becomes remote. In accordance with these ASU's, the Company will recognize gift card breakage in proportion to the pattern of rights exercised by the customer. Additionally, the Company has assessed and determined that our revenue recognition practices related to our current vendor-direct sales arrangements, for which we are the principal and which therefore are recorded on a gross basis, will remain unchanged upon adoption. Based upon our preliminary assessment of potential impacts to the presentation of our Consolidated Financial Statements primarily related to sales return reserves, our customer loyalty program and certain other promotional programs, the Company expects to use a modified retrospective approach upon adoption of these ASU’s during the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The Company is continuing to evaluate the impact of the ASU's expanded disclosure requirements upon adoption.

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.
 

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



The following table summarizes the activity in fiscal 2017 and 2016 (in thousands):
 
 
39 Weeks Ended
 
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
Accrued store closing and relocation reserves, beginning of period
 
$
17,531

 
$
11,702

Expense charged to earnings
 
842

 
3,039

Cash payments
 
(7,299
)
 
(4,121
)
Interest accretion and other changes in assumptions
 
748

 
(697
)
Accrued store closing and relocation reserves, end of period
 
11,822

 
9,923

Less: current portion of accrued store closing and relocation reserves
 
(4,938
)
 
(4,623
)
Long-term portion of accrued store closing and relocation reserves
 
$
6,884

 
$
5,300


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 outstanding, plus the effect of dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period, using the treasury stock method. Dilutive potential common shares are stock-based awards, which 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
 
39 Weeks Ended
 
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
Net income
 
$
36,913

 
$
48,914

 
$
207,494

 
$
197,208

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic
 
105,466

 
110,607

 
108,027

 
111,328

Dilutive effect of stock-based awards
 
348

 
1,219

 
606

 
1,079

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted
 
105,814

 
111,826

 
108,633

 
112,407

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per common share - basic
 
$
0.35

 
$
0.44

 
$
1.92

 
$
1.77

Earnings per common share - diluted
 
$
0.35

 
$
0.44

 
$
1.91

 
$
1.75

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive stock-based awards excluded from diluted calculation
 
4,178

 
921

 
3,581

 
2,129


4.  Fair Value Measurements
 
Accounting Standard Codification ("ASC") 820, "Fair Value Measurement and Disclosures", outlines a valuation framework and creates a fair value hierarchy for assets and liabilities 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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DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)



Assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of October 28, 2017 and January 28, 2017 are set forth in the table below (in thousands):
 
Level 1
Description
October 28,
2017
 
January 28,
2017
Assets:
 
 
 
Deferred compensation plan assets held in trust (1)
$
77,057

 
$
64,512

Total assets
$
77,057

 
$
64,512

 
 
 
 

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

The fair value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, revolving credit borrowings and certain other liabilities approximated book value due to the short-term nature of these instruments at both October 28, 2017 and January 28, 2017.
 
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 of the fair value hierarchy during the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 or the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017. Additionally, the Company did not hold any Level 2 or Level 3 assets or liabilities during the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 or the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017.

5.  Debt

Revolving Credit Agreement - On August 9, 2017, the Company entered into a five-year senior secured revolving credit facility (the "Credit Agreement") that amended and restated the Company's then existing credit facility. The Credit Agreement provides for a $1.25 billion revolving credit facility, including up to $150 million in the form of letters of credit, and allows the Company, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, to request an increase of up to $350 million in borrowing availability subject to existing or new lenders agreeing to provide such additional revolving commitments.

Subject to specified conditions, the Credit Agreement matures on August 9, 2022. It is secured by a first priority security interest in certain property and assets, including receivables, inventory, deposit accounts, securities 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, equal to 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 0.125% to 0.375% and for adjusted LIBOR rate loans is 1.125% to 1.375%, depending on the borrowing availability of the Company.

The Credit Agreement contains a covenant that requires the Company to maintain a minimum adjusted availability of 7.5% of its borrowing base. The Credit Agreement also contains certain covenants that could within specific predefined circumstances limit the Company's ability to, among other things: incur or guarantee additional indebtedness; pay distributions on, redeem or repurchase capital stock; redeem or repurchase subordinated debt; make certain investments; sell assets; or consolidate, merge or transfer all or substantially all of the Company's assets. Other than in certain limited conditions, the Company is permitted under the Credit Agreement to continue to pay dividends and repurchase shares pursuant to its stock repurchase program.

Term Loan - On August 18, 2017, the Company financed the purchase of a corporate aircraft through a loan with Bank of America Leasing & Capital, LLC ("BOA") with a fixed interest rate of 3.41% payable in increments through December 2024 with a balloon payment of $29.3 million (the "BOA Loan"). The BOA Loan may be prepaid in full provided that the prepayment includes all accrued interest and a prepayment fee equal to 1% of the unpaid balance during the first year of the BOA Loan or a prepayment fee equal to 0.5% of the unpaid balance during the second year of the BOA Loan. No prepayment

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



fee is required after the completion of the second year of the BOA Loan. Maturities on the BOA Loan total $4.5 million annually.

6.  Related Party Transaction

On August 18, 2017, the Company agreed to acquire from EWS II, LLC, an entity owned by the Company's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer ("EWS"), the rights and obligations relating to the purchase of an aircraft by EWS from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation ("Gulfstream"). The Company and EWS entered into an arrangement, pursuant to which the Company agreed to reimburse $62.8 million to EWS for principal payments previously made to Gulfstream for the aircraft purchase and for interest incurred in connection with the financing of the aircraft purchase and agreed to fund the final aircraft purchase price payment of $4.0 million to Gulfstream. The transaction was approved pursuant to the Company's Related Party Transaction Policy. This aircraft replaced an aircraft that came off lease earlier this year and an aircraft that the Company has classified as held-for-sale.

7.  Subsequent Event
 
On November 9, 2017, the Company's Board of Directors authorized and declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.17 per share on the Company's common stock and Class B common stock payable on December 29, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 8, 2017.



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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, current expectations; planned strategic investments and growth strategies, including the continued enhancement of our digital capabilities and our eCommerce platform, the development of Dick's Team Sports HQ, and improvements in the customer experience in both stores and online; the operation of our eCommerce platform; driving market share through aggressive marketing and promotional efforts; projections of our future profitability and results of operation; our plans to open new stores; investments in our associates; the construction of a new distribution facility; the effect of proposed changes in corporate income tax laws or tariffs; capital expenditures; plans to return capital to stockholders through dividends or share repurchases; borrowings under our credit facility; and our future financial condition.

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 2017 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:

The dependence of our business on consumer discretionary spending;

Intense competition in the sporting goods industry and in retail, including the level of competitive promotional activity;

Omni-channel growth and the increasing utilization of our eCommerce platform producing the anticipated benefits within the expected time-frame or at all;
 
Disruptions to our eCommerce platform, including interruptions, delays or downtime caused by high volumes of users or transactions; deficiencies in design or implementation; or platform enhancements;

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

Lack of available retail store sites on terms acceptable to us, rising real estate prices and other costs and risks relating to a brick and mortar retail store model;
 
The streamlining of the Company's vendor base and execution of the Company's merchandising strategy failing to produce the anticipated benefits within the expected time-frame or at all;

Unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential customer information;

Risks associated with our private brand offerings, including product liability and product recalls; specialty concept stores; and Dick's Team Sports HQ;

Disruptions or other problems with our information systems;

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, firearms and ammunition, tax, labor, data protection and privacy;


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Our relationships with our vendors, disruptions in our or our vendors' supply chains, and increasing product costs, which could be caused by foreign trade issues, currency exchange rate fluctuations, increasing prices for raw materials, foreign political instability or other reasons;

Litigation risks for which we may not have sufficient insurance or other coverage;

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

Our ability to protect the reputation of our Company and our brands;

Our ability to attract, train, engage and retain qualified leaders and associates or the loss of Mr. Edward Stack as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer;

Wage increases, which could adversely affect our financial results;

Disruption at our supply chain facilities or customer support center;

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

Weather-related disruptions and the seasonality of our business, as well as the current geographic concentration of Dick's Sporting Goods stores;

Our pursuit of strategic investments or acquisitions, including the timing and costs of such investments and acquisitions; the integration of acquired businesses or companies being more difficult, time-consuming, or costly than expected; or the investments or acquisition failing to produce the anticipated benefits within the expected time-frame or at all;

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; and
 
Our current intention to issue quarterly cash dividends, and 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 January 28, 2017, filed on March 24, 2017. 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

The Company 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 Dick's Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. The Company offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. When used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, unless the context otherwise requires or otherwise specifies, any reference to "year" is to the Company's fiscal year.


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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, the integration of eCommerce with its brick and mortar stores, positive consolidated same store sales, which include the Company's eCommerce business, and its strong gross profit margins. Over the last five years the Company has grown from 511 Dick's Sporting Goods stores as of October 27, 2012 to 719 Dick's Sporting Goods stores as of October 28, 2017. The Company plans to reduce new store growth over the next few years as we expect that store closings by other retailers will create a real estate environment that will allow us to open new stores in desirable locations on more favorable terms than in the current real estate market.

In recent years, the Company has innovated its eCommerce sites with customer experience enhancements, new releases of its mobile and tablet sites, and the development of capabilities that integrate the Company's online presence with its brick and mortar stores, including ship-from-store; buy-online, pick-up in-store; return-to-store and multi-faceted marketing campaigns that are consistent across our stores and eCommerce websites. Additionally, the Company transitioned to an insourced eCommerce platform during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The Company's eCommerce sales penetration to total net sales has increased from 3.0% to 9.6% for the year-to-date periods ended October 27, 2012 and October 28, 2017, respectively. On average, approximately 80% of the Company's eCommerce sales are generated within brick and mortar store trade areas.

The retail industry as a whole, and sporting goods in particular, continues to pose challenges. For example, traditional competitors and vendors have become increasingly promotional, vendors have broadened their distribution channels, and there is a lack of innovative new products within the sporting goods industry. We expect these conditions to continue through 2018. To respond to these challenges, we are increasing promotional activities to drive market share to our stores and online, which will have a negative impact on our gross profit margin. We also plan to focus on long-term strategic investments, including investments in our digital capabilities, the development of Dick’s Team Sports HQ, improvements in the customer experience in both stores and online, the continued development and marketing of our private brands, and continuing to attract and retain knowledgeable and skilled associates. Furthermore, we continue to assess the disruption and uncertainty in the sporting goods industry to identify the potential impact and opportunities arising from store closures by our competitors. We expect that the highly promotional environment and our planned strategic investments will reduce our profitability during fiscal 2018 when compared to fiscal 2017.

The Company's senior management focuses on certain key indicators to monitor the Company's performance including:

Consolidated same store sales performance – Our management considers same store sales, which consists of both brick and mortar and eCommerce 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. A store is included in the same store sales calculation during 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 sales base during the fiscal period that it commences its 14th full month of operations at the new location. See further discussion of our consolidated same store sales in the "Results of Operations and Other Selected Data" section herein.

Earnings before taxes – Our management views earnings before taxes as a key indicator of our performance. The key drivers of earnings before taxes are same store sales, gross profit, our ability to control selling, general and administrative expenses and our level of capital expenditures. 

Cash flows from operating activities – Cash flow generation supports the general operating needs of the Company and funds capital expenditures for its omni-channel platform, distribution and administrative facilities, costs associated with continued improvement of information technology tools, 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 cash flows from operating activities and proportionately higher net income levels in our fiscal fourth quarter in connection with the holiday selling season and sales of cold weather sporting goods and apparel. 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 measure acceptance of its merchandise offerings, the Company monitors sell-throughs, inventory turns, gross margins and markdown rates on a department and style level. This 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.


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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 January 28, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2017, 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 Company's consolidated financial statements. There have been no changes in the Company's critical accounting policies during the quarter ended October 28, 2017.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND OTHER SELECTED DATA

Executive Summary
 
Earnings per diluted share of $0.35 in the current quarter decreased 20.5% compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.44 during the third quarter of 2016. Net income in the current quarter totaled $36.9 million compared to $48.9 million during the third quarter of 2016.

Net income in the current quarter includes $5.0 million, net of tax, or $0.05 per diluted share, of income related to a multi-year sales tax refund.

Net income in the third quarter of 2016 included $4.7 million, net of tax, or $0.04 per diluted share, of costs incurred by the Company to convert The Sports Authority ("TSA") stores to Dick's Sporting Goods stores.

Net sales increased 7.4% to $1,944.2 million in the current quarter from $1,810.3 million during the third quarter of 2016.

eCommerce sales penetration in the current quarter increased to 10.3% of total net sales compared to 9.6% during the third quarter of 2016, representing an increase of approximately 16% in eCommerce sales.

In the third quarter of 2017, the Company:

Declared and paid a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.17 per share on the Company's common stock and Class B common stock.

Repurchased approximately 2.9 million shares of common stock for $75.9 million.

Amended its existing credit agreement to increase lender commitments from $1 billion to $1.25 billion, extend the maturity date to August 9, 2022 and provide for a $350 million accordion feature.

The following table summarizes store openings and closings for the periods indicated:

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39 Weeks Ended 
 October 28, 2017
 
39 Weeks Ended 
 October 29, 2016
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
 
Specialty Concept Stores (1)
 
Total
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
 
Specialty Concept Stores (1)
 
Total
Beginning stores
676

 
121

 
797

 
644

 
97

 
741

Q1 New stores
15

 
10

 
25

 
3

 
2

 
5

Q2 New stores
13

 

 
13

 
5

 

 
5

Q3 New stores
15

 
6

 
21

 
27

 
9

 
36

Closed stores

 
4

 
4

 
3

 
2

 
5

Ending stores
719

 
133

 
852

 
676

 
106

 
782

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Relocated stores
6

 
1

 
7

 
9

 

 
9

 
(1) 
Includes the Company's Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and other specialty concept stores. In some markets, we operate Dick's Sporting Goods stores adjacent to our specialty concept stores on the same property with a pass-through for customers. We refer to this format as a "combo store" and include combo store openings within both the Dick's Sporting Goods and specialty concept store reconciliations, as applicable.

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 is provided to facilitate a further understanding of our business. This table should be read in conjunction with Item 2. "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 2016-2017 (A)
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
 
October 28,
2017 (A)
 
October 29,
2016
 
Net sales (1)
100.00
%
 
100.00
%
 
N/A
Cost of goods sold, including occupancy and distribution costs (2)
72.53

 
69.46

 
307
Gross profit
27.47

 
30.54

 
(307)
Selling, general and administrative expenses (3)
24.48

 
25.40

 
(92)
Pre-opening expenses (4)
0.42

 
1.07

 
(65)
Income from operations
2.57

 
4.07

 
(150)
Interest expense
0.15

 
0.07

 
8
Other income
(0.55
)
 
(0.21
)
 
(34)
Income before income taxes
2.98

 
4.21

 
(123)
Provision for income taxes
1.08

 
1.51

 
(43)
Net income
1.90
%
 
2.70
%
 
(80)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Data:
 

 
 

 
 
Consolidated same store sales (decrease) increase
(0.9
%)
 
5.2
%
 
 
Number of stores at end of period (5)
852

 
782

 
 
Total square feet at end of period (5)
41,902,723

 
38,788,672

 
 


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Basis Point Increase / (Decrease) in Percentage of Net Sales from Prior Year 2016-2017 (A)
 
39 Weeks Ended
 
 
October 28,
2017 (A)
 
October 29,
2016 (A)
 
Net sales (1)
100.00
%
 
100.00
%
 
N/A
Cost of goods sold, including occupancy and distribution costs (2)
71.09

 
69.73

 
136
Gross profit
28.91

 
30.27

 
(136)
Selling, general and administrative expenses (3)
23.38

 
23.90

 
(52)
Pre-opening expenses (4)
0.48

 
0.63

 
(15)
Income from operations
5.05

 
5.73

 
(68)
Interest expense
0.11

 
0.07

 
4
Other income
(0.47
)
 
(0.14
)
 
(33)
Income before income taxes
5.42

 
5.80

 
(38)
Provision for income taxes
1.92

 
2.17

 
(25)
Net income
3.50
%
 
3.63
%
 
(13)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Data:
 

 
 

 
 
Consolidated same store sales increase
0.5
%
 
2.9
%
 
 
Number of stores at end of period (5)
852

 
782

 
 
Total square feet at end of period (5)
41,902,723

 
38,788,672

 
 

(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") is 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 within 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 becomes remote.

(2) 
Cost of goods sold includes: the cost of merchandise (inclusive of vendor allowances, inventory shrinkage and inventory write-downs for the lower of cost and net realizable value); freight; distribution; shipping; and store occupancy costs. The Company defines merchandise margin as net sales less the cost of merchandise sold. Store occupancy costs include rent, common area maintenance charges, real estate and other asset-based taxes, general maintenance, utilities, depreciation and certain insurance expenses.
 
(3) 
Selling, general and administrative expenses include store and field support payroll and fringe benefits, advertising, bank card charges, operating costs associated with the Company's internal eCommerce platform, information systems, marketing, legal, accounting, other store expenses and all expenses associated with operating the Company's corporate headquarters.

(4) 
Pre-opening expenses, which consist primarily of rent, marketing, payroll and recruiting costs, are expensed as incurred. Rent is recognized within pre-opening expense from the date the Company takes possession of a site through the date of store opening.

(5) 
Includes Dick's Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and other specialty concept stores.


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13 Weeks Ended October 28, 2017 Compared to the 13 Weeks Ended October 29, 2016
 
Net Sales

Net sales increased 7.4% in the current quarter to $1,944.2 million from $1,810.3 million for the quarter ended October 29, 2016, due primarily to the growth of our store network partially offset by a 0.9% decrease in consolidated same store sales. The 0.9% decrease in consolidated same store sales reduced net sales for the quarter ended October 28, 2017 by $14.6 million. Stores that are not yet included in the comparable store base increased net sales by $148.5 million in the current quarter. eCommerce sales penetration increased to 10.3% of total net sales during the current quarter compared to 9.6% of total net sales during the quarter ended October 29, 2016, representing an increase of approximately 16% in eCommerce sales.

The decrease in consolidated same store sales was driven by declines in lodge hunting, electronics and licensed categories, partially offset by gains in the golf and athletic footwear categories along with our private brand businesses. Consolidated same store sales results for the current quarter reflect a decrease in transactions of approximately 0.9% while sales per transaction were flat.

Income from Operations
 
Income from operations decreased to $50.0 million in the current quarter from $73.8 million for the quarter ended October 29, 2016.
 
Gross profit decreased 3.4% to $534.1 million in the current quarter from $552.8 million for the quarter ended October 29, 2016, and decreased as a percentage of net sales by 307 basis points compared to the same period last year. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of net sales resulted from lower merchandise margins as the retail marketplace continued to be highly promotional, occupancy deleverage, and higher eCommerce shipping and fulfillment costs. Occupancy costs increased $25.0 million in the current quarter from the quarter ended October 29, 2016. Our occupancy costs, which after the cost of merchandise represent our largest expense within cost of goods sold, are generally fixed in nature and fluctuate based on the number of stores that we operate. As a percentage of net sales, occupancy costs increased at a higher rate than the 7.4% increase in net sales during the current quarter.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 3.5% to $475.9 million in the current quarter from $459.8 million for the quarter ended October 29, 2016, however, decreased as a percentage of net sales by 92 basis points. The quarter ended October 29, 2016 included costs to convert TSA stores to Dick's Sporting Goods stores totaling $6.5 million, which negatively impacted selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales by 36 basis points in the prior year. The remaining expense leverage was primarily driven by our new eCommerce operating model, lower incentive compensation and expense reduction initiatives.

Pre-opening expenses decreased to $8.2 million in the current quarter from $19.3 million for the quarter ended October 29, 2016. Pre-opening expenses in any period fluctuate depending on the timing and number of new store openings and relocations. The quarter ended October 29, 2016 included costs to convert TSA stores to Dick's Sporting Goods stores totaling $1.1 million. Pre-opening rent expenses for our self-developed store sites will generally exceed those for sites built to our specifications by our landlords as we commence recognition of rent expense for self-developed stores when we take possession of a site as opposed to when we commence occupancy under the lease term.

Other Income

Other income increased to $10.8 million in the current quarter compared to $3.8 million for the quarter ended October 29, 2016. The Company recognizes investment income / expense to reflect changes in deferred compensation plan investment values with a corresponding charge / reduction to selling, general and administrative costs for the same amount. The Company recognized investment income totaling $2.5 million in the current quarter compared to investment income of $0.8 million for the quarter ended October 29, 2016, primarily driven by an overall improvement in the equity markets, which impacted the deferred compensation plan investment values. Additionally, the Company recorded an $8.1 million and $2.9 million benefit during the quarters ended October 28, 2017 and October 29, 2016, respectively, related to multi-year sales tax refunds.

Income Taxes
 
The Company's effective tax rate increased to 36.3% for the current quarter from 35.9% for the quarter ended October 29, 2016.


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39 Weeks Ended October 28, 2017 Compared to the 39 Weeks Ended October 29, 2016

Net Sales

Net sales increased 9.0% in the current period to $5,926.4 million from $5,438.5 million for the period ended October 29, 2016, due primarily to the growth of our store network and a 0.5% increase in consolidated same store sales. The 0.5% increase in consolidated same store sales contributed $25.6 million of the increase in net sales for the period ended October 28, 2017. The remaining $462.3 million increase in net sales was attributable to stores that are not yet included in the comparable store base. eCommerce sales penetration was 9.6% of total net sales during the current period compared to 9.1% of total net sales during the period ended October 29, 2016, representing an increase of approximately 16% in eCommerce sales.

The increase in consolidated same store sales was driven by the golf and footwear categories along with our private brand businesses, partially offset by declines in lodge hunting, licensed and electronics categories. Consolidated same store sales results for the current period reflect an increase in sales per transaction of approximately 1.2%, partially offset by a decrease in transactions of approximately 0.7%.

Income from Operations

Income from operations decreased to $299.3 million in the current period from $311.6 million for the period ended October 29, 2016.

Gross profit increased 4.1% to $1,713.2 million for the current period from $1,646.0 million for the period ended October 29, 2016, however, decreased as a percentage of net sales by 136 basis points compared to the same period last year. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of net sales resulted from lower merchandise margins, as the retail marketplace continued to be highly promotional, occupancy deleverage, and higher eCommerce shipping and fulfillment costs. Occupancy costs increased $77.8 million in the current period from the period ended October 29, 2016. Our occupancy costs, which after the cost of merchandise represent our largest expense within cost of goods sold, are generally fixed in nature and fluctuate based on the number of stores that we operate. As a percentage of net sales, occupancy costs increased at a higher rate than the 9.0% increase in net sales during the current period.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 6.6% to $1,385.5 million in the current period from $1,300.1 million for the period ended October 29, 2016, however, decreased as a percentage of net sales by 52 basis points primarily driven by our new eCommerce operating model, lower incentive compensation and expense reduction initiatives. The current period includes corporate restructuring charges totaling $7.1 million, which negatively impacted selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales by 12 basis points. The period ended October 29, 2016 included costs to convert TSA stores to Dick's Sporting Goods stores totaling $6.5 million, which negatively impacted selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales by 11 basis points in the prior year.

Pre-opening expenses decreased to $28.4 million in the current period from $34.3 million for the period ended October 29, 2016. Pre-opening expenses in any period fluctuate depending on the timing and number of new store openings and relocations. The Company incurred $3.5 million and $1.1 million during the periods ended October 28, 2017 and October 29, 2016, respectively, to convert TSA stores to Dick's Sporting Goods stores. Pre-opening rent expenses for our self-developed store sites will generally exceed those for sites built to our specifications by our landlords as we commence recognition of rent expense for self-developed stores when we take possession of a site as opposed to when we commence occupancy under the lease term.

Other Income

Other income increased to $28.1 million in the current period compared to $7.8 million of income for the period ended October 29, 2016. The Company recognizes investment income / expense to reflect changes in deferred compensation plan investment values with a corresponding charge / reduction to selling, general and administrative costs for the same amount. The Company recognized investment income totaling $7.7 million in the current period compared to investment income of $4.6 million for the period ended October 29, 2016, primarily driven by an overall improvement in the equity markets, which impacted the deferred compensation plan investment values. Additionally, the period ended October 28, 2017 includes $8.1 million related to the receipt of a multi-year sales tax refund and $12.0 million related to the receipt of a contract termination payment. The period ended October 29, 2016 included $2.9 million related to the receipt of a multi-year sales tax refund.


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Income Taxes

The Company's effective tax rate decreased to 35.4% for the current period from 37.5% for the same period last year. The decrease is primarily due to the utilization of net capital loss carryforwards totaling $12.0 million that were previously subject to a valuation allowance.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES AND CHANGES IN FINANCIAL CONDITION

Overview

The Company has a $1.25 billion senior secured revolving credit facility (the "Credit Agreement"), including up to $150 million in the form of letters of credit. Under the Credit Agreement, which is further described within Note 5 to the unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, the Company may request an increase of up to $350 million in additional borrowing availability.

The Company's liquidity and capital needs have generally been met by cash from operating activities supplemented by borrowings from the Company's revolving credit facility as seasonally necessary. Cash flow from operations is seasonal in our business. The Company generally utilizes its revolving credit facility for working capital needs based primarily on the seasonal nature of its operating cash flows, with the Company's peak borrowing level occurring early in the fourth quarter as the Company increases inventory in advance of the holiday selling season.
 
Liquidity information for the year-to-date periods ended (dollars in thousands):
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
Funds drawn on Credit Agreement
$
2,431,200

 
$
1,738,200

Number of days with outstanding borrowing balance on Credit Agreement
187 days

 
163 days

Maximum daily amount of outstanding borrowings under Credit Agreement
$
502,000

 
$
298,700

 
 
 
 

Liquidity information as of the periods ended (dollars in thousands):
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
Outstanding borrowings under Credit Agreement
$
454,700

 
$
260,900

Cash and cash equivalents
$
111,815

 
$
85,408

Remaining borrowing capacity under Credit Agreement
$
779,169

 
$
724,469

Outstanding letters of credit under Credit Agreement
$
16,131

 
$
14,631

 
 
 
 

The Company intends to allocate capital to invest in its future growth, specifically growing its store network and eCommerce business together to deliver an omni-channel shopping experience, long-term strategic investments as well as to return capital to stockholders through dividends and share repurchases. 

Capital expenditures – We expect fiscal 2017 capital expenditures to be approximately $400 million on a net basis, which includes tenant allowances provided by landlords, and approximately $515 million on a gross basis. Normal capital requirements primarily relate to the development of our omni-channel platform, including investments in new and existing stores and eCommerce technology. The Company also plans to continue to invest in continuously improving its supply chain and corporate information technology infrastructure. We opened 59 new stores and plan to complete construction of our fifth distribution facility in fiscal 2017. Our new stores, as well as investments in our existing stores and fifth distribution facility, represent the majority of our total capital expenditures during fiscal 2017. Due to our planned reduction in new store growth during 2018, we currently expect fiscal 2018 net capital expenditures to be in the range of $250 million to $300 million.


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Share repurchases – On March 16, 2016, 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 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017, the Company repurchased approximately 6.8 million shares of its common stock for $242.1 million and has approximately $799 million remaining under its authorization that extends through 2021. The Company intends to repurchase shares from time-to-time to offset dilution and also may pursue opportunistic repurchases of additional shares under favorable market conditions. Any future share repurchase programs are subject to the authorization by our Board of Directors and will be dependent upon future earnings, cash flows, financial requirements and other factors.
 
Dividends – During the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017, the Company paid $55.4 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 authorization by our Board of Directors and will be dependent upon future earnings, cash flows, financial requirements and other factors.

The Company currently believes cash flows generated by operations and funds available under its Credit Agreement will be sufficient to satisfy capital requirements, including planned capital expenditures, share repurchases and quarterly dividend payments to its stockholders through fiscal 2017. The Company may require additional funding should the Company pursue strategic acquisitions or undertake share repurchases, other investments or store expansion rates in excess of those presently planned.

Changes in cash and cash equivalents are as follows (in thousands):
 
39 Weeks Ended
 
October 28,
2017
 
October 29,
2016
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
125,542

 
$
193,082

Net cash used in investing activities
(397,444
)
 
(349,248
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
218,893

 
122,606

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
47

 
32

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
$
(52,962
)
 
$
(33,528
)

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 and stock-based compensation expense, 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 decreased $67.5 million for the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 compared to the same period last year. The decrease in cash provided by operating activities was due primarily to an $87.3 million decrease in cash flows generated from changes in operating assets and liabilities period-over-period, excluding the timing impact of cash payments for income taxes, partially offset by an increase in net income.

The decrease in operating assets and liabilities was due primarily to the following:

Changes in accrued expenses decreased operating cash flows by $44.6 million compared to the prior year, primarily due to year-over-year changes in incentive compensation accruals and corresponding payments.

Changes in deferred construction allowances decreased operating cash flows by $35.7 million compared to the prior year, primarily due to year-over-year changes in the timing and amount of payments received for self-developed stores.
 
Investing Activities
 
Cash used in investing activities increased $48.2 million for the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 compared to the same period last year primarily due to a $79.3 million increase in gross capital expenditures, partially offset by a $28.3 million decrease in cash used for acquisition-related activity. The increase in gross capital expenditures was primarily driven by the construction of our fifth distribution facility and the purchase of a corporate aircraft during the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017.

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Financing Activities

Financing activities consist primarily of the Company's capital return initiatives, including its share repurchase program and cash dividend payments, cash flows generated from stock option exercises and cash activity associated with our Credit Agreement. Cash provided by financing activities for the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 totaled $218.9 million compared to $122.6 million for the comparable period of the prior year. The Company had higher net Credit Agreement borrowings and financed the purchase of a corporate aircraft during the current period, partially offset by higher share repurchases during the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017 compared to the prior year period.

Event Subsequent to Quarter-end
 
Dividend – On November 9, 2017, the Company's Board of Directors authorized and declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.17 per share on the Company's common stock and Class B common stock payable on December 29, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 8, 2017.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

The Company's off-balance sheet arrangements as of October 28, 2017 primarily relate to store operating leases and purchase obligations for marketing commitments, including naming rights, licenses for trademarks, minimum requirements with its third-party eCommerce fulfillment provider, corporate aircraft 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 the Company's contractual obligations and other commercial commitments as of January 28, 2017, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2017. During the current quarter, there were no material changes with respect to these contractual obligations and other commercial commitments outside the ordinary course of business.


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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 the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2017.
 
ITEM 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
During the third quarter of fiscal 2017, 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 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, October 28, 2017.
 
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
 
The Company is involved in various proceedings that are incidental to the normal course of its business. 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

For a discussion of risk factors affecting the Company refer to Part I, Item 1A. "Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 28, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2017. The discussion of risk factors sets forth the material risks that could affect the Company's financial condition and operations.

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 third quarter of 2017:
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 Plans or Programs
July 30, 2017 to August 26, 2017
 
1,854,085

 
$
26.98

 
1,853,570

 
$
825,189,709

August 27, 2017 to September 30, 2017
 
504,654

 
$
26.28

 
503,900

 
$
811,947,100

October 1, 2017 to October 28, 2017
 
502,625

 
$
25.38

 
500,000

 
$
799,264,950

Total
 
2,861,364

 
$
26.57

 
2,857,470

 
 


(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 Board of Directors on March 16, 2016.
 
ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS

The Exhibits listed in the Index to Exhibits, which appears on page 27 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 November 22, 2017 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/ LEE J. BELITSKY
 
 
 
 
 
Lee J. Belitsky
 
 
 
 
 
Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
(principal financial and accounting officer)
 
 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibit Number
 
Description of Exhibit
 
Method of Filing
 
Certification of Edward W. Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, dated as of November 22, 2017 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Certification of Lee J. Belitsky, Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer, dated as of November 22, 2017 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Certification of Edward W. Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, dated as of November 22, 2017 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Certification of Lee J. Belitsky, Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer, dated as of November 22, 2017 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 (EXHIBIT 31.1)

Exhibit
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 which 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: November 22, 2017
Edward W. Stack
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 



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Section 3: EX-31.2 (EXHIBIT 31.2)

Exhibit
Exhibit 31.2
CERTIFICATIONS
I, Lee J. Belitsky, 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 which 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/ LEE J. BELITSKY
Date: November 22, 2017
Lee J. Belitsky
 
Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
 


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Section 4: EX-32.1 (EXHIBIT 32.1)

Exhibit


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 October 28, 2017, 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: November 22, 2017
Edward W. Stack
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 



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Section 5: EX-32.2 (EXHIBIT 32.2)

Exhibit


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 October 28, 2017, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), I, Lee J. Belitsky, 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/ LEE J. BELITSKY
Date: November 22, 2017
Lee J. Belitsky
 
Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
 


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