hhgregg Announces Preliminary Third Fiscal Quarter Net Sales

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–hhgregg, Inc. (“hhgregg” or the “Company”) (NYSE:HGG) today announced
preliminary net sales results for the third fiscal quarter ended
December 31, 2016. The Company also announced information on certain
non-cash charges and details of its third fiscal quarter earnings
conference call.

All figures in this release are preliminary and remain subject to the
completion of normal quarter-end accounting procedures and adjustments,
which could result in changes to these preliminary results. hhgregg will
provide additional information regarding its quarterly results when it
reports its third fiscal quarter results on January 26, 2017.

Preliminary Net Sales Results

For the third fiscal quarter of 2017, the Company estimates net sales to
be approximately $453 million, a decrease of approximately 24% as
compared to net sales of $593 million reported for the third fiscal
quarter of 2016. Third fiscal quarter comparable store sales are
estimated to have decreased approximately 22%, with the appliance
category estimated to have decreased approximately 4%, the consumer
electronics category estimated to have decreased approximately 39%, the
home products category estimated to have decreased approximately 9%.

Robert Riesbeck, President and CEO, commented, “During the quarter, we
were challenged by the competitive pressures in the market, specifically
in consumer electronics as it is a larger mix of our business during the
holidays. Our transition to a new distribution center also had a
temporary negative impact on our sales for the quarter. Although we are
disappointed with our overall performance during the quarter, we are
pleased with our investments made to shift our focus from consumer
electronics to appliances and furniture, through resetting store
layouts, adding Fine Lines departments and promotions focused on our
appliance business. The consumer electronics category was very
competitive again this holiday season. We made the strategic decision to
compete less in this category, particularly at the entry level price
points. Going forward, we will continue our focus on our appliance and
home products categories and will continue to reposition our consumer
electronics business to focus on the premium models.”

Non-Cash Asset Impairment Charge

The Company expects to incur a non-cash charge for asset impairment of
certain locations in the quarter ended December 31, 2016. The impairment
charge is based on current trends in certain under-performing markets
and the lack of visibility to the recoverability of the assets
associated with those locations. The Company expects the impact of this
non-cash pre-tax charge to be in the range of $7 million to $12 million
and is currently finalizing that determination.

Kevin Kovacs, SVP, Chief Financial Officer, commented, “While the
accounting related charge is significant, it is important to note that
this charge is non-cash. We continue to effectively manage our working
capital and liquidity and this will continue to be a focus for the
remainder of fiscal 2017.”

Conference Call to Discuss Full Operating Results for the Third
Fiscal Quarter 2017

hhgregg will be conducting a conference call to discuss operating
results for the three months ended December 31, 2016, on Thursday,
January 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Interested investors and
other parties may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference
call by logging onto hhgregg’s website at www.hhgregg.com.
The on-line replay will be available for a limited time immediately
following the call. The call can also be accessed live over the phone by
dialing (877) 304-8963. Callers should reference the hhgregg earnings

About hhgregg

hhgregg is an appliance, electronics and furniture retailer that is
committed to providing customers with a truly differentiated purchase
experience through superior customer service, knowledgeable sales
associates and the highest quality product selections. Founded in 1955,
hhgregg is a multi-regional retailer currently with 220 stores in 19
states that also offers market-leading global and local brands at value
prices nationwide via hhgregg.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

The following is a Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including with
respect to the Company’s financial performance, ability to manage costs,
ability to execute the Company’s 2017 initiatives, innovation in the
video industry, the impact and amount of non-cash charges, and shifts in
the Company’s sales mix. hhgregg has based these forward-looking
statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and
projections. While hhgregg believes these expectations, assumptions,
estimates and projections are reasonable, these forward-looking
statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. These and other
important factors may cause hhgregg’s actual results, performance or
achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance
or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking
statements. Some of the key factors that could cause actual results to
differ from hhgregg’s expectations are: the ability to successfully
execute the Company’s strategies and initiatives, particularly in
returning the Company to profitable growth; the Company’s ability to
increase customer traffic and conversion; competition in the retail
industry; the Company’s ability to maintain a positive brand perception
and recognition; the Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified
personnel; the Company’s ability to maintain the security of customer,
associate and Company information; rules, regulations, contractual
obligations, compliance requirements and fees associated with accepting
a variety of payment methods; the Company’s ability to effectively
achieve cost cutting initiatives; the Company’s ability to generate
strong cash flows to support its operating activities; the Company’s
relationships and operations of its key suppliers; the Company’s ability
to generate sufficient cash flows to recover the fair value of
long-lived assets; the Company’s ability to maintain and upgrade its
information technology systems; the fluctuation of the Company’s
comparable store sales; the effect of general and regional economic and
employment conditions on the Company’s net sales; the Company’s ability
to meet financial performance guidance; disruption in the Company’s
supply chain; changes in trade regulation, currency fluctuations and
prevailing interest rates; and the potential for litigation.

Other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those
implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release are more
fully described in the “Risk Factors” section in the Company’s Annual
Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2016 filed May 19, 2016. Given these
risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements
included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof.
hhgregg does not undertake, and specifically declines, any obligation to
update any of these statements or to publicly announce the results of
any revisions to any of these statements to reflect future events or


hhgregg, Inc.
Lance Peterson, VP, Finance & Planning, 317-848-8710