JWN-Q1 2013-10Q
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
þ  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended May 4, 2013
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 Number: 001-15059
NORDSTROM, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Washington
 
91-0515058
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
1617 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington
 
98101
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
206-628-2111
(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 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  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company 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
Common stock outstanding as of May 29, 2013: 195,667,864 shares
 
 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited).
NORDSTROM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Amounts in millions except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Net sales
$
2,657

 
$
2,535

Credit card revenues
92

 
90

Total revenues
2,749

 
2,625

Cost of sales and related buying and occupancy costs
(1,673
)
 
(1,584
)
Selling, general and administrative expenses
(801
)
 
(761
)
Earnings before interest and income taxes
275

 
280

Interest expense, net
(39
)
 
(40
)
Earnings before income taxes
236

 
240

Income tax expense
(91
)
 
(91
)
Net earnings
$
145

 
$
149

 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.74

 
$
0.72

Diluted
$
0.73

 
$
0.70

 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
195.6

 
207.3

Diluted
199.0

 
211.4

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

NORDSTROM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS
(Amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Net earnings
$
145

 
$
149

Postretirement plan adjustments, net of tax
2

 
1

Comprehensive net earnings
$
147

 
$
150

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.


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NORDSTROM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
May 4, 2013
 
February 2, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,190

 
$
1,285

 
$
1,647

Accounts receivable, net
2,087

 
2,129

 
2,008

Merchandise inventories
1,485

 
1,360

 
1,372

Current deferred tax assets, net
226

 
227

 
215

Prepaid expenses and other
84

 
80

 
79

Total current assets
5,072

 
5,081

 
5,321

 
 
 
 
 
 
Land, buildings and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $4,164, $4,064 and $3,865)
2,624

 
2,579

 
2,472

Goodwill
175

 
175

 
175

Other assets
264

 
254

 
290

Total assets
$
8,135

 
$
8,089

 
$
8,258

 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
1,206

 
$
1,011

 
$
1,176

Accrued salaries, wages and related benefits
230

 
404

 
232

Other current liabilities
856

 
804

 
793

Current portion of long-term debt
7

 
7

 
6

Total current liabilities
2,299

 
2,226

 
2,207

 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt, net
3,119

 
3,124

 
3,137

Deferred property incentives, net
482

 
485

 
503

Other liabilities
347

 
341

 
328

 
 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Shareholders' equity:
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock, no par value: 1,000 shares authorized; 195.0, 197.0 and 208.6 shares issued and outstanding
1,698

 
1,645

 
1,557

Retained earnings
235

 
315

 
570

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(45
)
 
(47
)
 
(44
)
Total shareholders' equity
1,888

 
1,913

 
2,083

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
8,135

 
$
8,089

 
$
8,258

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

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NORDSTROM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Amounts in millions except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other

 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Retained

 
Comprehensive

 
 
 
Shares

 
Amount

 
Earnings

 
Loss

 
Total

Balance at February 2, 2013
197.0

 
$
1,645

 
$
315

 
$
(47
)
 
$
1,913

Net earnings

 

 
145

 

 
145

Postretirement plan adjustments, net of tax

 

 

 
2

 
2

Dividends ($0.30 per share)

 

 
(59
)
 

 
(59
)
Issuance of common stock under stock compensation plans
1.0

 
37

 

 

 
37

Stock-based compensation

 
16

 

 

 
16

Repurchase of common stock
(3.0
)
 

 
(166
)
 

 
(166
)
Balance at May 4, 2013
195.0

 
$
1,698

 
$
235

 
$
(45
)
 
$
1,888

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other

 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Retained

 
Comprehensive

 
 
 
Shares

 
Amount

 
Earnings

 
Loss

 
Total

Balance at January 28, 2012
207.6

 
$
1,484

 
$
517

 
$
(45
)
 
$
1,956

Net earnings

 

 
149

 

 
149

Postretirement plan adjustments, net of tax

 

 

 
1

 
1

Dividends ($0.27 per share)

 

 
(56
)
 

 
(56
)
Issuance of common stock under stock compensation plans
1.8

 
60

 

 

 
60

Stock-based compensation

 
13

 

 

 
13

Repurchase of common stock
(0.8
)
 

 
(40
)
 

 
(40
)
Balance at April 28, 2012
208.6

 
$
1,557

 
$
570

 
$
(44
)
 
$
2,083

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

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NORDSTROM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Operating Activities
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
145

 
$
149

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization expenses
109

 
101

Amortization of deferred property incentives and other, net
(16
)
 
(18
)
Deferred income taxes, net
(11
)
 

Stock-based compensation expense
17

 
13

Tax benefit from stock-based compensation
6

 
13

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
(7
)
 
(14
)
Provision for bad debt expense
14

 
9

Change in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
8

 
(2
)
Merchandise inventories
(143
)
 
(204
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
(5
)
 
2

Accounts payable
141

 
203

Accrued salaries, wages and related benefits
(174
)
 
(156
)
Other current liabilities
54

 
33

Deferred property incentives
16

 
21

Other liabilities
7

 
9

Net cash provided by operating activities
161

 
159

 
 
 
 
Investing Activities
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(149
)
 
(98
)
Change in restricted cash

 
200

Change in credit card receivables originated at third parties
20

 
17

Other, net
(2
)
 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
(131
)
 
119

 
 
 
 
Financing Activities
 
 
 
Principal payments on long-term borrowings
(2
)
 
(502
)
Increase in cash book overdrafts
75

 
48

Cash dividends paid
(59
)
 
(56
)
Payments for repurchase of common stock
(174
)
 
(57
)
Proceeds from issuances under stock compensation plans
31

 
47

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
7

 
14

Other, net
(3
)
 
(2
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(125
)
 
(508
)
 
 
 
 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(95
)
 
(230
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
1,285

 
1,877

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
1,190

 
$
1,647

 
 
 
 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for:
 
 
 
Interest (net of capitalized interest)
$
34

 
$
24

Income taxes paid, net of refunds
$
34

 
$
46

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

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NORDSTROM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per option amounts)
(Unaudited)



NOTE 1: BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the balances of Nordstrom, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions and balances are eliminated in consolidation. The interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a basis consistent in all material respects with the accounting policies described and applied in our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K ("Annual Report"), and reflect all adjustments that are, in management's opinion, necessary for the fair presentation of the results of operations, financial position and cash flows for the periods presented.
The condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the periods ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012 are unaudited. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of February 2, 2013 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements included in our 2012 Annual Report. The interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read together with the consolidated financial statements and related footnote disclosures contained in our 2012 Annual Report.
The preparation of our financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. We base our estimates on historical experience and other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from these estimates and assumptions.
Our business, like that of other retailers, is subject to seasonal fluctuations. Due to our Anniversary Sale in July, the holidays in December and the half-yearly sales that occur in our second and fourth quarters, our sales are typically higher in the second and fourth quarters of the fiscal year than in the first and third quarters. In 2013, our Anniversary Sale will occur in the second quarter, while in 2012 it overlapped the second and third quarters. This will impact comparisons of performance to the prior year. Results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for a full fiscal year.
Reclassification
Prior to 2013, we presented bad debt expense associated with finance charges and fees as a part of selling, general and administrative expenses. Beginning in the first quarter of 2013, we reclassified these amounts and now present them as a reduction of credit card revenue. Historical results were also reclassified to match the current period presentation. These reclassifications did not impact net earnings, earnings per share, financial position or cash flows.
See Note 9: Segment Reporting for additional changes in the way we view and measure our business and segment performance. None of these changes impact our condensed consolidated financial statements.


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NORDSTROM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per option amounts)
(Unaudited)


NOTE 2: ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
The components of accounts receivable are as follows: 
 
May 4, 2013
 
February 2, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Credit card receivables:
 
 
 
 
 
Nordstrom VISA credit card receivables
$
1,309

 
$
1,348

 
$
1,309

Nordstrom private label card receivables
770

 
794

 
718

Total credit card receivables
2,079

 
2,142

 
2,027

Allowance for credit losses
(85
)
 
(85
)
 
(105
)
Credit card receivables, net
1,994

 
2,057

 
1,922

Other accounts receivable1
93

 
72

 
86

Accounts receivable, net
$
2,087

 
$
2,129

 
$
2,008

1Other accounts receivable consist primarily of credit and debit card receivables due from third party financial institutions.
Activity in the allowance for credit losses is as follows:
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Allowance at beginning of period
$
85

 
$
115

Bad debt provision
14

 
9

Write-offs
(21
)
 
(26
)
Recoveries
7

 
7

Allowance at end of period
$
85

 
$
105

The allowance for credit losses reflects our best estimate of the losses inherent in our receivables as of the balance sheet date, including uncollectible finance charges and fees. For purposes of determining impairment and recording the associated allowance for credit losses, we evaluate our credit card receivables on a collective basis as they are composed of large groups of smaller-balance homogeneous loans and, therefore, are not individually evaluated for impairment. We record estimated uncollectible principal balances to the bad debt provision while estimated uncollectible finance charges and fees result in a reduction of credit card revenue.
Under certain circumstances, we may make modifications to payment terms for a customer experiencing financial difficulties in an effort to help the customer avoid bankruptcy and to maximize our recovery of the outstanding balance. These modifications, which meet the definition of troubled debt restructurings ("TDRs"), include reduced or waived fees and finance charges, and/or reduced minimum payments. Receivables classified as TDRs were $51, or 2.4% of our total credit card receivables as of May 4, 2013, $53, or 2.5% of our total credit card receivables as of February 2, 2013 and $54, or 2.7% of our total credit card receivables as of April 28, 2012.


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NORDSTROM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per option amounts)
(Unaudited)


Credit Quality
The primary indicators of the credit quality of our credit card receivables are aging and delinquency, particularly the levels of account balances delinquent 30 days or more as these are the accounts most likely to be written off. The following table illustrates the aging and delinquency status of our credit card receivables: 
 
May 4, 2013
 
February 2, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
 
Balance
 
% of total
 
Balance
 
% of total
 
Balance
 
% of total
Current
$
1,974

 
95.0
%
 
$
2,018

 
94.2
%
 
$
1,903

 
93.9
%
1 – 29 days delinquent
69

 
3.3
%
 
84

 
3.9
%
 
77

 
3.8
%
30+ days delinquent:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30 – 59 days delinquent
13

 
0.6
%
 
15

 
0.7
%
 
17

 
0.8
%
60 – 89 days delinquent
9

 
0.4
%
 
10

 
0.5
%
 
11

 
0.6
%
90 days or more delinquent
14

 
0.7
%
 
15

 
0.7
%
 
19

 
0.9
%
Total 30+ days delinquent
36

 
1.7
%
 
40

 
1.9
%
 
47

 
2.3
%
Total credit card receivables
$
2,079

 
100.0
%
 
$
2,142

 
100.0
%
 
$
2,027

 
100.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Receivables not accruing finance charges
$
10

 
 
 
$
11

 
 
 
$
11

 
 
Receivables 90 days or more delinquent and still accruing finance charges
$
8

 
 
 
$
8

 
 
 
$
10

 
 
 
We also evaluate credit quality using FICO credit scores. The following table illustrates the distribution of our credit card receivables across FICO score ranges: 
 
May 4, 2013
 
February 2, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
FICO Score Range1
Balance
 
% of total  
 
Balance
 
% of total  
 
Balance
 
% of total  
801+
$
347

 
16.7
%
 
$
310

 
14.5
%
 
$
331

 
16.3
%
660 – 800
1,299

 
62.5
%
 
1,366

 
63.8
%
 
1,249

 
61.7
%
001 – 659
350

 
16.8
%
 
379

 
17.7
%
 
374

 
18.4
%
Other2
83

 
4.0
%
 
87

 
4.0
%
 
73

 
3.6
%
Total credit card receivables
$
2,079

 
100.0
%
 
$
2,142

 
100.0
%
 
$
2,027

 
100.0
%
1Credit scores for our cardholders are updated at least every 60 days for active accounts and every 90 days for inactive accounts. Amounts listed in the table reflect the most recently obtained credit scores as of the dates indicated.
2Other consists of amounts not yet posted to customers' accounts and receivables from customers for whom FICO scores are temporarily unavailable.

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NORDSTROM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per option amounts)
(Unaudited)


NOTE 3: DEBT AND CREDIT FACILITIES
Debt
A summary of our long-term debt is as follows:
 
May 4, 2013
 
February 2, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Secured
 
 
 
 
 
Series 2011-1 Class A Notes, 2.28%, due October 2016
$
325

 
$
325

 
$
325

Mortgage payable, 7.68%, due April 2020
45

 
47

 
50

Other
10

 
10

 
11

 
380

 
382

 
386

Unsecured
 
 
 
 
 
Senior notes, 6.75%, due June 2014, net of unamortized discount
400

 
400

 
399

Senior notes, 6.25%, due January 2018, net of unamortized discount
648

 
648

 
648

Senior notes, 4.75%, due May 2020, net of unamortized discount
498

 
498

 
498

Senior notes, 4.00%, due October 2021, net of unamortized discount
499

 
499

 
499

Senior debentures, 6.95%, due March 2028
300

 
300

 
300

Senior notes, 7.00%, due January 2038, net of unamortized discount
344

 
344

 
344

Other
57

 
60

 
69

 
2,746

 
2,749

 
2,757

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total long-term debt
3,126

 
3,131

 
3,143

Less: current portion
(7
)
 
(7
)
 
(6
)
Total due beyond one year
$
3,119

 
$
3,124

 
$
3,137

Credit Facilities
As of May 4, 2013, we had total short-term borrowing capacity available for general corporate purposes of $800. In March 2013, we terminated both our $600 unsecured revolving credit facility that was scheduled to expire in June 2016, and our $200 2007-A Variable Funding Note that was scheduled to expire in January 2014. We replaced these with a new five-year $800 senior unsecured revolving credit facility that expires in March 2018. Under the terms of our new revolving credit facility, we pay a variable rate of interest and a commitment fee based on our debt rating. The new revolver is available for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes and backs our commercial paper program. During the first quarter of 2013, we had no issuances under our commercial paper program and no borrowings under our new $800 revolving credit facility or our $600 credit facility prior to termination.

During the quarter ended May 4, 2013, we had $20 in new borrowings under the 2007-A Variable Funding Note prior to termination. At termination in March 2013, we had no outstanding borrowings.

The new $800 revolving credit facility requires that we maintain a leverage ratio, defined as Adjusted Debt to Earnings before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Rent ("EBITDAR"), of less than four times. As of May 4, 2013, we are in compliance with this covenant.

Also in March 2013, our wholly owned subsidiary Nordstrom fsb terminated its $100 variable funding facility. We had no borrowings under this facility prior to termination.


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NORDSTROM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per option amounts)
(Unaudited)


NOTE 4: FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
We disclose our financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value in our condensed consolidated balance sheets by level within the fair value hierarchy as defined by applicable accounting standards:
Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities
Level 2: Other observable market-based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data
Level 3: Unobservable inputs that cannot be corroborated by market data that reflect the reporting entity's own
assumptions
We did not have any financial assets or liabilities that were measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of May 4, 2013, February 2, 2013 or April 28, 2012.
Financial instruments not measured at fair value on a recurring basis include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable and approximate fair value due to their short-term nature. We also estimate on a nonrecurring basis the fair value of our long-term debt, including current maturities, which was $3,644 as of May 4, 2013, compared with a carrying value of $3,126, which includes the remaining adjustment from our previous effective fair value hedge. As of April 28, 2012 the fair value was $3,681, compared with a carrying value of $3,143. We estimated the fair value of long-term debt using quoted market prices of the same or similar issues, and as such this is considered a Level 2 fair value measurement.
We also measure certain non-financial assets at fair value on a non-recurring basis, primarily goodwill and long-lived tangible and intangible assets, in connection with periodic evaluations for potential impairment. We recorded no impairment charges for these assets for the quarters ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012. We estimate the fair value of goodwill and long-lived tangible and intangible assets using primarily unobservable inputs, and as such these are considered Level 3 fair value measurements.
NOTE 5: CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
We are subject from time to time to various claims and lawsuits arising in the ordinary course of business, including lawsuits alleging violations of state and/or federal wage and hour and other employment laws, privacy and other consumer-based claims. Some of these lawsuits purport or may be determined to be class or collective actions and seek substantial damages or injunctive relief, or both, and some may remain unresolved for several years. We believe the recorded reserves in our condensed consolidated financial statements are adequate in light of the probable and estimable liabilities. As of the date of this report, we do not believe any currently identified claim, proceeding or litigation, either alone or in the aggregate, will have a material impact on our results of operations, financial position or cash flows. Since these matters are subject to inherent uncertainties, our view of them may change in the future.

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NORDSTROM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per option amounts)
(Unaudited)


NOTE 6: SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
In February 2012, our Board of Directors authorized a program to repurchase up to $800 of our outstanding common stock, through February 1, 2014. In February 2013, our Board of Directors authorized a new program to repurchase up to $800 of our outstanding common stock, through March 1, 2015, in addition to the remaining amount available for repurchase under our February 2012 authorization. For the quarter ended May 4, 2013, we repurchased 3.0 shares of our common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $166 and had $1,027 in remaining share repurchase capacity. The actual number and timing of future share repurchases, if any, will be subject to market and economic conditions and applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules.
NOTE 7: STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
The following table summarizes our stock-based compensation expense:
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Stock options
$
13

 
$
10

HauteLook stock compensation
2

 
2

Employee stock purchase plan
1

 
1

Other
1

 

Total stock-based compensation expense, before income tax benefit
$
17

 
$
13

Income tax benefit
(6
)
 
(4
)
Total stock-based compensation expense, net of income tax benefit
$
11

 
$
9

During the quarters ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, we granted 3.7 and 2.9 options with estimated weighted-average grant-date fair values per option of $14 and $15.
NOTE 8: EARNINGS PER SHARE
The computation of earnings per share is as follows:
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Net earnings
$
145

 
$
149

 
 
 
 
Basic shares
195.6

 
207.3

Dilutive effect of stock options and other
3.4

 
4.1

Diluted shares
199.0

 
211.4

 
 
 
 
Earnings per basic share
$
0.74

 
$
0.72

Earnings per diluted share
$
0.73

 
$
0.70

 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive stock options and other
5.9

 
6.0


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NORDSTROM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per option amounts)
(Unaudited)


NOTE 9: SEGMENT REPORTING
As discussed in Note 1: Basis of Presentation, beginning in the first quarter of 2013, we reclassified amounts in our financial statements to better reflect the way we view and measure our business. As we continue to execute our long-term growth strategy and make investments across operating segments, aligning expenses with the associated benefits enhances our ability to evaluate segment performance. Historical results were also reclassified to match the current period presentation. These reclassifications did not impact net earnings, earnings per share, financial position or cash flows.

We previously recorded all of our Fashion Rewards loyalty program expenses in our Credit segment. We now allocate all of our Fashion Rewards expenses to the Retail segment, including the face value of Nordstrom Notes, which customers earn based on their level of spending and which can be redeemed for goods or services. Consistent with our previous segment reporting, our Retail segment net sales include sales from the redemption of Nordstrom Notes. In order to present the consolidated financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, our Corporate/Other column includes the elimination of net sales when customers used Nordstrom Notes and also includes an adjustment to reduce the Nordstrom Notes expense to their estimated cost.
In addition, certain technology expenses we previously included in Corporate/Other are now allocated to the Retail and Credit segments.
In our Credit segment, we previously presented bad debt expense associated with finance charges and fees as part of selling, general and administrative expenses. We reclassified these amounts and now present them as a reduction of credit card revenue. There was no impact to Credit earnings before income taxes for this reclassification.
The following tables set forth information for our reportable segments: 
 
 
Retail
 
Corporate/Other
 
Total Retail Business1
 
Credit
 
Total
Quarter Ended May 4, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Net sales
 
$
2,713

 
$
(56
)
 
$
2,657

 

 
$
2,657

Credit card revenues
 

 

 

 
$
92

 
92

Earnings (loss) before interest and income taxes
 
300

 
(69
)
 
231

 
44

 
275

Interest expense, net
 

 
(33
)
 
(33
)
 
(6
)
 
(39
)
Earnings (loss) before income taxes
 
300

 
(102
)
 
198

 
38

 
236

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Quarter Ended April 28, 2012
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Net sales
 
$
2,576

 
$
(41
)
 
$
2,535

 

 
$
2,535

Credit card revenues
 

 

 

 
$
90

 
90

Earnings (loss) before interest and income taxes
 
305

 
(72
)
 
233

 
47

 
280

Interest expense, net
 

 
(34
)
 
(34
)
 
(6
)
 
(40
)
Earnings (loss) before income taxes
 
305

 
(106
)
 
199

 
41

 
240

1Total Retail Business is a subtotal of the Retail segment and Corporate/Other, and is consistent with our presentation in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

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NORDSTROM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per option amounts)
(Unaudited)


The following table summarizes net sales within our reportable segments:
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Nordstrom full-line stores
$
1,717

 
$
1,716

Direct
301

 
242

Nordstrom
2,018

 
1,958

Nordstrom Rack
616

 
557

HauteLook and other
79

 
61

Total Retail segment
2,713

 
2,576

Corporate/Other
(56
)
 
(41
)
Total net sales
$
2,657

 
$
2,535


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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
(Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per square foot amounts)

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contain or may suggest "forward-looking" information (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, anticipated financial outlook for the fiscal year ending February 1, 2014, anticipated annual same-store sales rate, anticipated Return on Invested Capital and trends in our operations. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual future results may differ materially from historical results or current expectations depending upon factors including, but not limited to:
successful execution of our growth strategy, including expansion into new markets, technological investments and acquisitions, our ability to realize the anticipated benefits from such growth initiatives, and the timely completion of construction associated with newly planned stores, relocations and remodels, all of which may be impacted by the financial health of third parties,
our ability to manage the transformation of our business/financial model as we increase our investments in growth opportunities, including our online business and our ability to manage related organizational changes,
our ability to maintain relationships with our employees and to effectively attract, develop and retain our future leaders,
effective inventory management, disruptions in our supply chain and our ability to control costs,
the impact of any systems failures, cybersecurity and/or security breaches, including any security breach that results in the theft, transfer or unauthorized disclosure of customer, employee or company information or our compliance with information security and privacy laws and regulations in the event of such an incident,
successful execution of our information technology strategy,
efficient and proper allocation of our capital resources,
our ability to safeguard our reputation and maintain our vendor relationships,
the impact of economic and market conditions and the resultant impact on consumer spending patterns,
our ability to respond to the business environment, fashion trends and consumer preferences, including changing expectations of service and experience in stores and online,
the effectiveness of planned advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns in the highly competitive retail industry,
weather conditions, natural disasters, health hazards, national security or other market disruptions, or the prospects of these events and the impact on consumer spending patterns,
our compliance with applicable banking related laws and regulations impacting our ability to extend credit to our customers, employment laws and regulations, certain international laws and regulations, other laws and regulations applicable to us, including the outcome of claims and litigation and resolution of tax matters, and ethical standards,
impact of the current regulatory environment and financial system and health care reforms,
compliance with debt covenants, availability and cost of credit, changes in interest rates, and trends in personal bankruptcies and bad debt write-offs, and
the timing and amounts of share repurchases by the company, if any, or any share issuances by the company, including issuances associated with option exercises or other matters.
These and other factors, including those factors described in Part I, "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K, could affect our financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information we may provide. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events, new information or future circumstances.

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OVERVIEW
Our first quarter reflected continued progress on our strategic priorities of improving the customer experience, enhancing our merchandise offering, increasing relevance with existing and new customers and driving online growth. In addition, our long term growth strategy is on track with our accelerated Rack store expansion, our planned entry into new markets, including Canada and Manhattan, as well as our aggressive growth in e-commerce.
Our overall performance in the first quarter was consistent with the lower end of our expectations. Lower than planned sales volume was mitigated by our strong execution of inventory and expense management throughout the quarter. While we experienced particularly soft sales trends in seasonal merchandise and in several geographic regions early in the quarter, we remain positive about the balance of the year as we stay focused on our efforts to deliver a superior customer experience across all channels.
Women's apparel was one of our top performing merchandise categories, in part reflecting our efforts to increase relevance with our customers through product innovation. During the quarter, we strategically repositioned our Savvy department to maintain its trendy fashion appeal, but at more accessible prices. In addition, last fall we began carrying TopShop merchandise online and in 14 stores and we plan on expanding our partnership with TopShop to 28 more stores this coming fall.
During the first three months of this year, we opened five new Nordstrom Rack stores with plans to open 17 more by the end of the year and to have over 230 Rack stores by 2016. We also announced our plans for a second full-line store in Toronto, Canada, to be located in the Yorkdale Shopping Center. In total, we have now announced five full-line stores in Canada. Additionally, we have plans over the next few years to open more full-line stores in important new markets such as Manhattan and Puerto Rico.
Our Direct channel is one of our fastest-growing businesses and we have made investments to strengthen the customer experience by focusing on expanding merchandise selection, improving the website and mobile experience, and ultimately increasing the convenience for our customers. Our Direct merchandise offering today virtually matches our store offering, and it will continue to grow. We are constantly adding features to the website, making improvements to our mobile apps and increasing the speed of fulfillment and delivery. We are also making substantial investments in our system infrastructure to support our accelerated growth. These investments helped drive same-store sales growth of 25% in our Direct channel on top of last year's 44% growth.
Our strong financial position enables us to invest in our stores through expansion, remodels and other initiatives to improve the customer experience. As an example, we continue to add to the functionality on our mobile point-of-sale devices, providing more flexibility in serving customers on their terms. In our full-line stores, salespeople can spend more time with customers and offer a more seamless shopping experience. At Nordstrom Rack, we improved the level of service by increasing the speed at check-out. In the first quarter, we removed some of our fixed cash registers in a majority of our Rack stores to capture over 20,000 square feet of incremental selling space, which represented a meaningful change as our Rack stores achieve high sales productivity.
Our credit business also plays an important role in reaching new customers and strengthening existing customer relationships through our Fashion Rewards loyalty program, payment products and our ability to serve customers directly through our credit services. The Fashion Rewards program contributes to our overall results, with members shopping more frequently and spending more on average than non-members. In the first quarter, sales from our members continued to increase and we ended the quarter with 3.5 million active members, a 21% increase over last year. Our overall credit card portfolio also remains healthy, with delinquency and write-off trends continuing to improve.
Our customer-driven growth initiatives are consistent with our long-term financial goals of mid-teens Return on Invested Capital (“ROIC”) and high single-digit sales growth. These measures correlate strongly with shareholder return. In 2012, our ROIC of 13.9% was the highest over the last five years, a period in which we invested nearly $2 billion in our business. Our ROIC as of the end of the first quarter increased to 14.0%, and with our investments continuing in 2013, we expect ROIC to continue to grow.


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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Our reportable segments are Retail and Credit. Our Retail segment includes our Nordstrom branded full-line stores and website, our Nordstrom Rack stores, our Last Chance clearance store and our other retail channels including HauteLook, our Jeffrey stores and our treasure&bond store. For purposes of discussion and analysis of our results of operations, we combine our Retail segment results with revenues and expenses in the "Corporate/Other" column of our segment reporting footnote (collectively, the "Retail Business"). We analyze our results of operations through earnings before interest and income taxes for our Retail Business and Credit segment, while interest expense and income taxes are discussed on a total company basis.
As discussed in Note 1: Basis of Presentation and Note 9: Segment Reporting in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, beginning in the first quarter of 2013, we reclassified amounts in our financial statements to better reflect the way we view and measure our business. As we continue to execute our long-term growth strategy and make investments across operating segments, aligning expenses with the associated benefits enhances our ability to evaluate segment performance. Historical results were also reclassified to match the current period presentation. These reclassifications did not impact net earnings, earnings per share, financial position or cash flows.
We now allocate Fashion Rewards loyalty program expenses to our Retail Business. We previously recorded all of our Fashion Rewards expenses in our Credit segment. In addition, certain technology expenses we previously included in our Retail Business are now allocated to our Credit segment. In our Credit segment, we previously presented bad debt expense associated with finance charges and fees as part of selling, general and administrative expenses. We reclassified these amounts and now present them as a reduction of credit card revenue.
Retail Business
Summary
The following table summarizes the results of our Retail Business for the quarter ended May 4, 2013, compared with the quarter ended April 28, 2012: 
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
 
Amount
 
% of net sales
 
Amount
 
% of net sales
Net sales
$
2,657

 
100.0
%
 
$
2,535

 
100.0
%
Cost of sales and related buying and occupancy costs
(1,672
)
 
(62.9
%)
 
(1,583
)
 
(62.4
%)
Gross profit
985

 
37.1
%
 
952

 
37.6
%
Selling, general and administrative expenses
(754
)
 
(28.4
%)
 
(719
)
 
(28.4
%)
Earnings before interest and income taxes
$
231

 
8.7
%
 
$
233

 
9.2
%


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Retail Business Net Sales
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Net sales by channel:
 
 
 
Nordstrom full-line stores
$
1,717

 
$
1,716

Direct
301

 
242

Nordstrom
2,018

 
1,958

Nordstrom Rack
616

 
557

HauteLook and other
79

 
61

Total Retail segment
2,713

 
2,576

Corporate/Other
(56
)
 
(41
)
Total net sales
$
2,657

 
$
2,535

 
 
 
 
Net sales increase
4.8
%
 
13.7
%
 
 
 
 
Same-store sales increase by channel:
 
 
 
Nordstrom full-line stores
0.0
%
 
5.6
%
Direct
24.5
%
 
44.2
%
Nordstrom
3.1
%
 
9.3
%
Nordstrom Rack
0.8
%
 
6.8
%
HauteLook1
34.5
%
 

Total
2.7
%
 
8.5
%
 
 
 
 
Sales per square foot
$
105

 
$
102

4-wall sales per square foot2
$
92

 
$
92

1Beginning in 2013, HauteLook is included in our same-store sales calculation.
24-wall sales per square foot is calculated as net sales for Nordstrom full-line, Nordstrom Rack, Jeffrey and treasure&bond stores divided by their weighted-average square footage. Weighted-average square footage includes a percentage of period-end square footage for new stores equal to the percentage of the period during which they were open.
Total company net sales increased 4.8% for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, primarily due to an overall same-store sales increase of 2.7%. In addition, we opened five Nordstrom Rack stores during the first quarter of 2013.
Nordstrom net sales for the first quarter of 2013 were $2,018, an increase of 3.1% compared with the same period in 2012. Nordstrom same-store sales increased 3.1% for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, as both the average selling price and the number of items sold increased. Category highlights for the first quarter of 2013 included Cosmetics, Women's Apparel and Handbags.
Full-line same-store sales were flat for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012. The top-performing geographic regions for full-line stores for the quarter were Northern California and the Southwest. The Direct channel continued to generate strong sales growth with an increase of 24.5% in the first quarter of 2013 on top of last year's 44.2% growth. These increases continue to significantly outpace our overall performance and are reflective of how customers are responding to our ongoing e-commerce initiatives.
Nordstrom Rack net sales increased $58, or 10.5% for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012. Nordstrom Rack same-store sales increased 0.8% for the first quarter of 2013, as the average selling price of Nordstrom Rack merchandise increased and the number of items sold slightly decreased.







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Retail Business Gross Profit 
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Gross profit1
$
985


$
952

Gross profit rate
37.1
%

37.6
%
Ending inventory per square foot
$
58.35

 
$
55.09

Inventory turnover rate2
5.18

 
5.37

1Retail cost of sales includes the estimated cost of Nordstrom Notes and complimentary alterations credits that are expected to be issued and redeemed under our Fashion Rewards program. We provide these benefits to our cardholders, as participation in the Fashion Rewards program enhances customer loyalty and drives incremental sales.
2Inventory turnover rate is calculated as the trailing 12-months cost of sales and related buying and occupancy costs (for all segments) divided by the trailing 4-quarter average inventory.
Our retail gross profit rate decreased 49 basis points for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, primarily due to higher occupancy costs related to the accelerated Rack store expansion and higher expenses associated with growth in the Fashion Rewards program, combined with lower than planned sales volume. Retail gross profit increased $33 for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, due primarily to increased sales, partially offset by an increase in occupancy costs for our investment in new stores.
Our regular-priced selling at Nordstrom was consistent with the recent historically high level achieved in the first quarter of the prior year, while our inventory turnover rate decreased to 5.18 times for the trailing 12-months ended May 4, 2013, from 5.37 times for the same period in the prior year. The decrease in inventory turnover rate is primarily due to our increased investment in pack and hold inventory at Nordstrom Rack, which helps us take advantage of strategic buying opportunities to secure top brands and to fuel our Rack new store growth. On a per square foot basis, we ended the quarter with a 5.9% increase in ending inventory on a 2.3% increase in sales. The increase in inventory over sales is primarily attributable to our planned investment in pack and hold inventory at Nordstrom Rack.

Retail Business Selling, General and Administrative Expenses 
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Selling, general and administrative expenses
$
754

 
$
719

Selling, general and administrative expense rate
28.4
%
 
28.4
%
Our Retail selling, general and administrative expenses ("Retail SG&A") rate remained flat for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to leverage on increased sales offset by the incremental costs related to the planned entry into Canada and accelerated Rack store expansion. Our Retail SG&A increased $35, or 4.7%, for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012. The increase was primarily due to higher sales volume and the incremental costs related to investments in technology, Canada and Rack store expansion.



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Credit Segment
Summary
The table below provides a detailed view of the operational results of our Credit segment, consistent with the segment disclosure provided in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. In order to better reflect the economic contribution of our credit and debit card program, intercompany merchant fees are also included in the table below, which represents the estimated costs that would be incurred if our cardholders used third party cards.
Interest expense is assigned to the Credit segment in proportion to the amount of estimated debt and equity needed to fund our credit card receivables. Based on our research, debt as a percentage of credit card receivables for other credit card companies ranges from 70% to 90%. As such, we believe a mix of 80% debt and 20% equity is an appropriate estimate. 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
 
Amount
 
Annualized % of average credit card receivables
 
Amount
 
Annualized % of average credit card receivables
Credit card revenues
$
92

 
18.4
%
 
$
90

 
18.1
%
Occupancy, selling, general and administrative expenses
(48
)
 
(9.7
%)
 
(43
)
 
(8.6
%)
Credit segment earnings before interest and income taxes, as presented in segment disclosure
44

 
8.7
%
 
47

 
9.5
%
Interest expense
(6
)
 
(1.2
%)
 
(6
)
 
(1.3
%)
Intercompany merchant fees
20

 
4.0
%
 
17

 
3.6
%
Credit segment contribution, before income taxes
$
58

 
11.5
%
 
$
58

 
11.8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Credit and debit card volume:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outside
$
1,047

 
 
 
$
1,015

 
 
Inside
1,018

 
 
 
892

 
 
Total volume
$
2,065

 
 
 
$
1,907

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average credit card receivables
$
2,012

 
 
 
$
1,985

 
 

Credit Card Revenues 
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Finance charge revenue
$
61

 
$
60

Interchange – third party
21

 
20

Late fees and other revenue
10

 
10

Total credit card revenues
$
92

 
$
90

Credit card revenues include finance charges, interchange fees, late fees and other revenue. Finance charges represent interest earned on unpaid balances while interchange fees are earned from the use of Nordstrom VISA credit cards at merchants outside of Nordstrom. Late fees are assessed when a credit card account becomes delinquent. We consider an account delinquent if the minimum payment is not received by the payment due date.
Credit card revenues increased slightly for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in the prior year, due to an 8.3% increase in total volume that was partially offset by continued improvements in customer payment rates.


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Credit Segment Occupancy, Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
Occupancy, selling, general and administrative expenses for our Credit segment ("Credit Expenses") are summarized in the following table: 
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Occupancy expenses
$
1

 
$
1

Operational and marketing expenses
33

 
33

Bad debt provision
14

 
9

Total Credit occupancy, selling, general and administrative expenses
$
48

 
$
43

Total Credit expenses increased $5 for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to higher bad debt expense as a result of the $10 reduction of our allowance for credit losses during the first quarter of 2012, partially offset by continued improvement in our portfolio delinquencies and write-off results.

Allowance for Credit Losses and Credit Trends
The following table summarizes activity in the allowance for credit losses: 
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Allowance at beginning of period
$
85

 
$
115

Bad debt provision
14

 
9

Write-offs
(21
)
 
(26
)
Recoveries
7

 
7

Allowance at end of period
$
85

 
$
105

 
 
 
 
Annualized net write-offs as a percentage of average credit card receivables
2.8
%
 
4.0
%
Annualized net write-offs (including finance charges and fees) as a percentage of average credit card receivables
3.3
%
 
4.7
%
30+ days delinquent as a percentage of ending credit card receivables
1.7
%
 
2.3
%
Allowance as a percentage of ending credit card receivables
4.1
%
 
5.2
%
The allowance for credit losses reflects our best estimate of the losses inherent in our receivables as of the balance sheet date, including uncollectible finance charges and fees. For purposes of determining impairment and recording the associated allowance for credit losses, we evaluate our credit card receivables on a collective basis as they are composed of large groups of smaller-balance homogeneous loans and, therefore, are not individually evaluated for impairment. We record estimated uncollectible principal balances to the bad debt provision while estimated uncollectible finance charges and fees result in a reduction of credit card revenue.

Total Company Results
Interest Expense, Net
Interest expense, net was $39 for the first quarter of 2013, compared with $40 for the first quarter of 2012. The decrease was due to lower average debt balances partially offset by higher average interest rates.

Income Tax Expense 
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Income tax expense
$
91

 
$
91

Effective tax rate
38.5
%
 
38.0
%
The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2013 increased compared with the same period in 2012 as a result of changes in our reserves for state taxes.
 

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Fiscal 2013 Outlook
Our expectations for fiscal 2013, which are shown in comparison to the reclassified 53-week fiscal 2012 where applicable, are as follows:
Total sales
 
4 to 6 percent increase
Same-store sales1

3 to 5 percent increase
Credit card revenues2
 
$0 to $5 increase
Gross profit rate3
 
10 to 30 basis point decrease
Selling, general and administrative expenses (% of net sales)2
 
0 to 10 basis point decrease
Interest expense, net
 
$5 decrease
Effective tax rate
 
39.0 percent
Earnings per diluted share4
 
$3.65 to $3.80
Diluted shares outstanding4

Approximately 200
1Beginning in 2013, same-store sales include HauteLook. Same-store sales for 2013 are compared with the first 52 weeks of 2012.
2Impacted by financial statement reclassifications as described in Note 9: Segment Reporting.
3Includes both our Retail gross profit and our Credit segment occupancy costs, as a percentage of net sales.
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Return on Invested Capital ("ROIC") (Non-GAAP financial measure)
We believe ROIC is a useful financial measure for investors in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of our use of capital and believe ROIC is an important component of shareholders' return over the long term. In addition, we incorporate ROIC in our executive incentive measures. For the 12 fiscal months ended May 4, 2013, ROIC increased to 14.0% compared with 13.1% for the 12 fiscal months ended April 28, 2012, primarily due to an increase in our earnings before interest and income tax expense.
ROIC is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, return on assets, net earnings, total assets or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our method of determining non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to ROIC is return on assets. The following is a reconciliation of the components of ROIC and return on assets:
 
12 Fiscal Months Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Net earnings
$
732

 
$
687

Add: income tax expense
450

 
431

Add: interest expense
160

 
141

Earnings before interest and income tax expense
1,342

 
1,259

 
 
 
 
Add: rent expense
111

 
83

Less: estimated depreciation on capitalized operating leases1
(59
)
 
(44
)
Net operating profit
1,394

 
1,298

 
 
 
 
Estimated income tax expense2
(531
)
 
(500
)
Net operating profit after tax
$
863

 
$
798

 
 
 
 
Average total assets3
$
8,175

 
$
8,119

Less: average non-interest-bearing current liabilities4
(2,303
)
 
(2,104
)
Less: average deferred property incentives3
(491
)
 
(506
)
Add: average estimated asset base of capitalized operating leases5
777

 
589

Average invested capital
$
6,158

 
$
6,098

 
 
 
 
Return on assets
8.9
%
 
8.5
%
ROIC
14.0
%
 
13.1
%
1Capitalized operating leases is our best estimate of the asset base we would record for our leases that are classified as operating if they had met the criteria for a capital lease, or we had purchased the property. Asset base is calculated as described in footnote 5 below.
2Based upon our effective tax rate multiplied by the net operating profit for the 12 fiscal months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012.
3Based upon the trailing 12-month average.
4Based upon the trailing 12-month average for accounts payable, accrued salaries, wages and related benefits, and other current liabilities.
5Based upon the trailing 12-month average of the monthly asset base. The asset base for each month is calculated as the trailing 12-months of rent expense multiplied by eight. The multiple of eight times rent expense is a commonly used method of estimating the asset base we would record for our capitalized operating leases described in footnote 1.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
(Continued) (Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per square foot amounts)

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
We maintain a level of liquidity sufficient to allow us to cover our seasonal cash needs and to maintain appropriate levels of short-term borrowings. We believe that our operating cash flows, available credit facilities and potential future borrowings are sufficient to finance our cash requirements for the next 12 months and beyond.
Over the long term, we manage our cash and capital structure to maximize shareholder return, maintain our financial position, manage refinancing risk and allow flexibility for strategic initiatives. We regularly assess our debt and leverage levels, capital expenditure requirements, debt service payments, dividend payouts, potential share repurchases and other future investments. We believe that as of May 4, 2013, our existing cash and cash equivalents on-hand of $1,190, available credit facilities of $800 and potential future operating cash flows and borrowings will be sufficient to fund these scheduled future payments and potential long-term initiatives.
For the quarter ended May 4, 2013, cash and cash equivalents decreased by $95 to $1,190, primarily due to payments for repurchases of common stock of $174 and capital expenditures of $149, partially offset by cash provided by operations of $161.
Operating Activities
Net cash provided by operating activities for the first quarter of 2013 was flat compared with the same period in 2012 as net earnings were also flat.
Investing Activities
Net cash used in investing activities was $131 for the first quarter of 2013, compared with net cash inflow of $119 for the same period in 2012. The change is primarily due to the net receipt of $200 in accumulated restricted cash used to pay debt maturing in the first quarter of 2012.
Financing Activities
Net cash used in financing activities was $125 for the first quarter of 2013, compared with $508 for the same period in 2012.
During the first quarter of 2013, we made payments of $174 for repurchases of common stock, compared with $57 for the same period in 2012. Additionally, we retired our $500 securitized Series 2007-2 Class A & B Notes upon maturity in April 2012 using accumulated restricted cash described in Investing Activities above.


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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
(Continued) (Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per square foot amounts)

Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP financial measure)
Free Cash Flow is one of our key liquidity measures, and in conjunction with GAAP measures, provides investors with a meaningful analysis of our ability to generate cash from our business. For the quarter ended May 4, 2013, Free Cash Flow decreased to $48 compared with $70 for the quarter ended April 28, 2012.
Free Cash Flow is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, operating cash flows or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our method of determining non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to Free Cash Flow is net cash provided by operating activities. The following is a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to Free Cash Flow:
 
Quarter Ended
 
May 4, 2013
 
April 28, 2012
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
161

 
$
159

Less: capital expenditures
(149
)
 
(98
)
Less: cash dividends paid
(59
)
 
(56
)
Add: change in credit card receivables originated at third parties
20

 
17

Add: change in cash book overdrafts
75

 
48

Free Cash Flow
$
48

 
$
70

 
 
 
 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
$
(131
)
 
$
119

Net cash used in financing activities
$
(125
)
 
$
(508
)

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
(Continued) (Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per square foot amounts)

Credit Capacity and Commitments
As of May 4, 2013, we had total short-term borrowing capacity available for general corporate purposes of $800. In March 2013, we terminated both our $600 unsecured revolving credit facility that was scheduled to expire in June 2016, and our $200 2007-A Variable Funding Note that was scheduled to expire in January 2014. We replaced these with a new five-year $800 senior unsecured revolving credit facility that expires in March 2018. Under the terms of our new revolving credit facility, we pay a variable rate of interest and a commitment fee based on our debt rating. The new revolver is available for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes and backs our commercial paper program. During the first quarter of 2013, we had no issuances under our commercial paper program and no borrowings under our new $800 revolving credit facility or our $600 credit facility prior to termination.

Also in March 2013, our wholly owned subsidiary Nordstrom fsb terminated its $100 variable funding facility. We had no borrowings under this facility prior to termination.
Impact of Credit Ratings
Under the terms of our $800 revolver, any borrowings we may enter into will accrue interest for Euro-Dollar Rate Loans at a floating base rate tied to LIBOR, for Canadian Dealer Offer Rate Loans at a floating rate tied to CDOR, and for Base Rate Loans at the highest of: (i) the Euro-Dollar rate plus 100 basis points, (ii) the federal funds rate plus 50 basis points and (iii) the prime rate.

The rate depends upon the type of borrowing incurred, plus in each case an applicable margin. This applicable margin varies depending upon the credit ratings assigned to our long-term unsecured debt. At the time of this report, our long-term unsecured debt ratings, outlook and resulting applicable margin were as follows:
 
  
Credit
Ratings
 
Outlook
Moody's
Baa1
 
Stable
Standard & Poor's
A-
 
Stable
 
  
Base Interest
Rate
 
Applicable  
Margin
Euro-Dollar Rate Loan
LIBOR
 
0.9%
Canadian Dealer Offer Rate Loan
CDOR
 
0.9%
Base Rate Loan
various
 
Should the ratings assigned to our long-term unsecured debt improve, the applicable margin associated with any such borrowings may decrease, resulting in a slightly lower cost of capital under this facility. Should the ratings assigned to our long-term unsecured debt worsen, the applicable margin associated with our borrowings may increase, resulting in a slightly higher cost of capital under this facility.
Debt Covenant
The revolver requires that we maintain a leverage ratio, defined as Adjusted Debt to Earnings before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Rent ("EBITDAR"), of less than four times (see the following additional discussion of Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR).
As of May 4, 2013, we were in compliance with this covenant. We will continue to monitor this covenant and believe that we will remain in compliance with this covenant during 2013.


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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
(Continued) (Dollar and share amounts in millions except per share and per square foot amounts)

Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR (Non-GAAP financial measure)
Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR is one of our key financial metrics, and we believe that our debt levels are best analyzed using this measure. Our goal is to manage debt levels to maintain our current investment-grade credit rating and operate with an efficient capital structure. In evaluating our debt levels, this measure provides a reflection of our credit worthiness that could impact our credit rating and cost of capital. We also have a debt covenant that requires an adjusted debt to EBITDAR leverage ratio of less than four times. As of May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, our Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR was 2.1.
Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, debt to net earnings, net earnings, debt or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our method of determining non-GAAP financial measures may differ from other companies and therefore may not be comparable to those used by other companies. The financial measure calculated under GAAP which is most directly comparable to Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR is debt to net earnings. The following is a reconciliation of the components of Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR and debt to net earnings:
 
20131
 
20121
Debt
$
3,126

 
$
3,143

Add: estimated capitalized operating lease liability2
890

 
667

Less: fair value hedge adjustment included in long-term debt
(57
)
 
(69
)
Adjusted Debt
$
3,959

 
$
3,741

 
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
732

 
$
687

Add: income tax expense
450

 
431

Add: interest expense, net
158

 
139

Earnings before interest and income taxes
1,340

 
1,257

 
 
 
 
Add: depreciation and amortization expenses
438

 
386

Add: rent expense
111

 
83

Add: non-cash acquisition-related charges
9

 
22

EBITDAR
$
1,898

 
$
1,748

 
 
 
 
Debt to Net Earnings
4.3

 
4.6

Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR
2.1

 
2.1

1The components of Adjusted Debt are as of May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, while the components of EBITDAR are for the 12 months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012.
2Based upon the estimated lease liability as of the end of the period, calculated as the trailing 12-months of rent expense multiplied by eight. The multiple of eight times rent expense is a commonly used method of estimating the debt we would record for our leases that are classified as operating if they had met the criteria for a capital lease, or we had purchased the property.






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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
We discussed our interest rate risk and our foreign currency exchange risk in Part II, "Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk" in our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 18, 2013. There have been no material changes to these risks since that time.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
As of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the Company performed an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our President and Chief Financial Officer, of the design and effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act")). Based upon that evaluation, our President and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in the timely and accurate recording, processing, summarizing and reporting of material financial and non-financial information within the time periods specified within the Commission's rules and forms. Our President and Chief Financial Officer also concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our President and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
(c) Repurchases
(Dollar and share amounts in millions, except per share amounts)
Following is a summary of our first quarter share repurchases:
 
    Total Number
of Shares
(or Units)
Purchased

 
Average
Price Paid
Per Share
(or Unit)

 
Total Number of
Shares (or Units)
Purchased as Part of
Publicly Announced
Plans or Programs

 
Maximum Number (or        
Approximate Dollar Value)        
of Shares (or Units) that May        
Yet Be Purchased Under        
the Plans or Programs1        

February 2013
(February 3, 2013 to March 2, 2013)
1.1

 
$
54.51

 
1.1

 
$
1,134

March 2013
(March 3, 2013 to April 6, 2013)
1.4

 
$
54.03

 
1.4

 
$
1,058

April 2013
(April 7, 2013 to May 4, 2013)
0.5

 
$
55.23

 
0.5

 
$
1,027

Total
3.0

 
$
54.42

 
3.0

 
 
1In February 2012, our Board of Directors authorized a program to repurchase up to $800 of our outstanding common stock, through February 1, 2014. In February 2013, our Board of Directors authorized a new program to repurchase up to $800 of our outstanding common stock, through March 1, 2015, in addition to the remaining amount available for repurchase under our February 2012 authorization. For the quarter ended May 4, 2013, we repurchased 3.0 shares of our common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $166 and had $1,027 in remaining share repurchase capacity. The actual number and timing of future share repurchases, if any, will be subject to market and economic conditions and applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

Item 6. Exhibits.
Exhibits are incorporated herein by reference or are filed or furnished with this report as set forth in the Index to Exhibits on page 31 hereof.

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
NORDSTROM, INC.
(Registrant)
 
 
/s/ Michael G. Koppel
Michael G. Koppel
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
 
 
Date:
June 4, 2013
 

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NORDSTROM, INC.
Index to Exhibits
 
Exhibit
 
Method of Filing
10.1
 
Amendment 2013-1 to the Nordstrom Leadership Separation Plan
 
Incorporated by reference from the Registrant's Form 8-K filed on March 5, 2013, Exhibit 10.1
 
 
 
 
 
10.2
 
Revolving Credit Facility Agreement dated March 21, 2013, between Registrant and each of the initial lenders named therein as Lenders; Bank of America, N.A. as Administrative Agent; Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and U.S. Bank, National Association as Syndication Agents; and The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC as Documentation Agent
 
Incorporated by reference from the Registrant's Form 8-K filed on March 26, 2013, Exhibit 10.1

 
 
 
 
 
10.3
 
Nordstrom, Inc. 2010 Equity Incentive Plan (2013 Amendment)
 
Incorporated by reference to Appendix A from the Registrant's Form DEF 14A filed on April 1, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
31.1
 
Certification of President required by Section 302(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
31.2
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer required by Section 302(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
32.1
 
Certification of President and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
Furnished herewith electronically
 
 
 
99.1
 
Historical Statement of Earnings and segment data for fiscal year 2012 reclassified for consistency with our current view of business performance
 
Incorporated by reference from the Registrant's Form 8-K filed on May 16, 2013, Exhibit 99.2
 
 
 
 
 
99.2
 
Historical Statement of Earnings and Operating Results for fiscal year 2012 by quarter reclassified for consistency with our current view of business performance
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
 
 
101.INS
 
XBRL Instance Document
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
101.SCH
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
101.DEF
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
 
Filed herewith electronically
 
 
 
 
 

 

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JWN-Q1.2013-Ex 31.1
Exhibit 31.1
Certification required by Section 302(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
I, Blake W. Nordstrom, certify that:
1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Nordstrom, Inc.;
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 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 and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting that are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.
 
/s/ Blake W. Nordstrom
Blake W. Nordstrom
President of Nordstrom, Inc.
 
 
Date:
June 4, 2013


JWN-Q1.2013-Ex 31.2
Exhibit 31.2
Certification required by Section 302(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
I, Michael G. Koppel, certify that:
1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Nordstrom, Inc.;
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 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 and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting that are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.
 
/s/ Michael G. Koppel
Michael G. Koppel
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer of Nordstrom, Inc.
 
 
Date:
June 4, 2013


JWN-Q1.2013-Ex 32.1
Exhibit 32.1
NORDSTROM, INC.
1617 SIXTH AVENUE
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101
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 of Nordstrom, Inc (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 4, 2013, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), we, Blake W. Nordstrom, President (Principal Executive Officer), and Michael G. Koppel, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal 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:
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
 
 
June 4, 2013
 
/s/ Blake W. Nordstrom
Blake W. Nordstrom
President of Nordstrom, Inc.
 
/s/ Michael G. Koppel
Michael G. Koppel
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer of Nordstrom, Inc.


JWN-Q1.2013-Ex 99.2
Exhibit 99.2

Nordstrom, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings – As Reclassified
Unaudited, in millions except per share amounts

 
Quarter Ended
 
April 28, 2012
 
July 28, 2012
 
October 27, 2012
 
February 2, 2013
Net sales
$
2,535

 
$
2,918

 
$
2,713

 
$
3,596

Credit card revenues
90

 
88

 
92

 
102

Total revenues
2,625

 
3,006

 
2,805

 
3,698

Cost of sales and related buying and occupancy costs
(1,584
)
 
(1,879
)
 
(1,730
)
 
(2,239
)
Selling, general and administrative expenses
(761
)
 
(837
)
 
(798
)
 
(961
)
Earnings before interest and income taxes
280

 
290

 
277

 
498

Interest expense, net
(40
)
 
(40
)
 
(38
)
 
(42
)