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Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

February 21, 2019

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:FND) (“We,” “Our” the “Company,” or “Floor & Decor”) announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2018, which ended December 27, 2018.

Tom Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased with our fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 results. We successfully opened 17 new stores during fiscal 2018, including the opening of our 100th store in Burlingame, California. This is a significant milestone for our Company, as we continue down a path towards 400 potential stores. Our fourth quarter and full year 2018 results are a testament to the hard work and dedication that all our associates demonstrate every day serving our customers and communities. They are key to our success.”

Mr. Taylor continued, “We remain highly confident in the long-term momentum that is building at Floor & Decor and are proud to have finished 2018 with our 10 th consecutive year of double-digit comparable same store sales growth excluding the impact on the Houston market due to Hurricane Harvey and our sixth consecutive year of 20% new store growth. We enter 2019 in a strong position and remain committed to and building on the same strategies and investments in our business that have made us successful for almost two decades.”

Unless indicated otherwise, the information in this release has been adjusted to give effect to a 321.820-for-one stock split of our common stock effected on April 24, 2017. Please see “Comparable Store Sales” below for information on how the Company calculates its comparable store sales growth.

For the Fiscal Year Ended December 27, 2018

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended December 27, 2018

* Non-GAAP financial measures. Please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for more information.

The above guidance includes certain non-GAAP financial measures (namely Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted diluted EPS). Please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for more information.

While the Company is still completing its assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting as of December 27, 2018, it expects to report a material weakness in internal control over financial reporting in its upcoming Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2018. This material weakness relates to ineffective information technology general controls in the areas of user access and program change-management over certain information technology systems that support the Company’s financial reporting processes. As a result of the identification of the material weakness, the Company has performed further analysis and completed additional procedures intended to ensure its consolidated financial statements for fiscal 2018 are prepared in accordance with GAAP. Based on these procedures and analysis, and notwithstanding the material weakness in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting, there have been no misstatements identified in the Company’s financial statements as a result of this material weakness, and the Company expects to timely file its upcoming Form 10-K.

While remediation efforts have begun, the material weakness will not be considered remediated until the applicable controls operate for a sufficient period of time and the Company’s management has concluded, through testing, that such controls are operating effectively. The Company expects that the remediation of this material weakness will be completed prior to the end of fiscal 2019.

Conference Call Details

A conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2018 financial results is scheduled for today, February 21, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with related materials, will be available online at ir.flooranddecor.com.

A recorded replay of the conference call is expected to be available approximately two hours following the conclusion of the call and can be accessed both online at ir.flooranddecor.com and by dialing 844-512-2921 (international callers please dial 412-317-6671). The pin number to access the telephone replay is 13686467. The replay will be available until February 28, 2019.

About Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc.

Floor & Decor is a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring, offering the broadest in-stock selection of tile, wood, stone, related tools and flooring accessories at everyday low prices. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Smyrna, Georgia.

Comparable Store Sales

Comparable store sales refer to period over period comparisons of our net sales among the comparable store base, which has historically been when customers obtained possession of their product. Starting in 2018, when the new revenue recognition standard was adopted (as described in the Company’s Annual Report for fiscal 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2018 (the “Annual Report”)) our comparable store sales refer to period-over-period comparisons of our net sales based on when the customer obtains control of their product, which is typically at the time of sale and may be slightly different than our historically reported net sales due to timing of when final delivery of the product has occurred. A store is included in the comparable store sales calculation on the first day of the thirteenth full fiscal month following a store’s opening, which is when we believe comparability has been achieved. Since our e-commerce sales are fulfilled by individual stores, they are included in comparable store sales only to the extent the fulfilling store meets the above mentioned store criteria. Changes in our comparable store sales between two periods are based on net sales for stores that were in operation during both of the two periods. Any change in square footage of an existing comparable store, including remodels and relocations, does not eliminate that store from inclusion in the calculation of comparable store sales. Stores that are closed temporarily and relocated within their primary trade areas are included in same store sales. Additionally, any stores that were closed during the current or prior fiscal year are excluded from the definition of comparable stores.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (which are shown in the reconciliations below) are presented as supplemental measures of financial performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). We define Adjusted net income as net income adjusted to eliminate the impact of certain items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance and the tax effect related to those items. We define Adjusted diluted EPS as Adjusted net income divided by Adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding (i.e., the weighted average shares outstanding during the relevant period plus the weighted average impact of issuing shares in our initial public offering (our “IPO”). We define EBITDA as net income before interest, loss on early extinguishment of debt, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income before interest, loss on early extinguishment of debt, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted to eliminate the impact of certain items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance. Reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure are set forth in the tables below.

Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are key metrics used by management and our board of directors to assess our financial performance and enterprise value. We believe that Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful measures, as they eliminate certain items that are not indicative of our core operating performance and facilitate a comparison of our core operating performance on a consistent basis from period to period. We also use Adjusted EBITDA as a basis to determine covenant compliance with respect to our credit facilities, to supplement GAAP measures of performance to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies, to make budgeting decisions, and to compare our performance against that of other peer companies using similar measures. Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also used by analysts, investors and other interested parties as performance measures to evaluate companies in our industry.

Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures of our financial performance and should not be considered as alternatives to net income or diluted EPS as a measure of financial performance, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP and they should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. Additionally, Adjusted net income, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to be measures of liquidity or free cash flow for management’s discretionary use. In addition, these non-GAAP measures exclude certain non-recurring and other charges. Each of these non-GAAP measures has its limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. In evaluating Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we will incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the items eliminated in the adjustments made to determine Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, such as stock compensation expense, loss on asset disposal, and other adjustments. Our presentation of Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed to imply that our future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. Definitions and calculations of Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differ among companies in the retail industry, and therefore Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA disclosed by us may not be comparable to the metrics disclosed by other companies.

Please see “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures used in this release to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

NM – Not Meaningful

Forward-Looking Statements

This release and the associated webcast/conference call contain forward-looking statements, including with respect to the Company’s estimated net sales, comparable store sales growth, diluted EPS, Adjusted diluted EPS, diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Adjusted EBITDA, warehouse format store count and new warehouse format stores for both the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2019, and all of fiscal 2019 and with respect to the Company’s estimated depreciation and amortization expenses, interest expense, tax rate and capital expenditures for fiscal 2019. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this release, including statements regarding the Company’s future operating results and financial position, business strategy and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s business, the economy and other future conditions, including the impact of recent natural disasters on sales.

In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “seeks,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “budget,” “potential,” “focused on” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are only predictions. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements in this release are reasonable, the Company cannot guarantee future events, results, performance or achievements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements in this release or the associated webcast/conference call, including, without limitation, those factors described in “Forward-Looking Statements,” Item 1, “Business” and Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of Part I and Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of Part II of the Annual Report and elsewhere in the Annual Report.

Because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The forward-looking statements contained in this release or the associated webcast/conference call speak only as of the date hereof. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict those events or how they may affect the Company. If a change to the events and circumstances reflected in the Company’s forward-looking statements occurs, the Company’s business, financial condition and operating results may vary materially from those expressed in the Company’s forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, the Company does not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein or in the associated webcast/conference call, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise, including the Company’s estimated net sales, comparable store sales growth, diluted EPS, Adjusted diluted EPS, diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Adjusted EBITDA, warehouse format store count and new warehouse format stores for both the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2019, and all of fiscal 2019 and with respect to the Company’s estimated depreciation and amortization expenses, interest expense, tax rate and capital expenditures for fiscal 2019.

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CONTACT: Investor Contacts:Wayne Hood

Vice President of Investor Relations

678-505-4415

wayne.hood@flooranddecor.comorMatt McConnell

Manager of Investor Relations

770-257-1374

matthew.mcconnell@flooranddecor.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HOME GOODS INTERIOR DESIGN RETAIL SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY

SOURCE: Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc.

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