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Restoration Hardware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results
          - Provides Outlook for Third Quarter and Full Year 2007 -

CORTE MADERA, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Restoration Hardware, Inc. (Nasdaq: RSTO) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended August 4, 2007, which are consistent with the Company's prior updated guidance.

Net revenue was $183.8 million compared to $179.3 million in the second quarter of 2006. Loss from operations was $5.5 million, or -3.0 percent of revenue, compared to income from operations of $2.1 million, or 1.2 percent of revenue last year. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were $0.2 million compared to $7.4 million in the second quarter of 2006. Net loss per fully diluted share was $0.20 versus net income per fully diluted share of $0.01 in the year ago period.

Gary Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our second quarter results reflect the challenging home furnishings environment and weakness in the home building sector. While we are planning for improvement in our operating performance in the second half of the year, we believe a cautious outlook is appropriate given the macro economic pressures impacting our sector. We are continuing to focus on our strategic growth initiatives, which are expected to contribute to a revenue increase of 7% to 9% in the second half of 2007. Additionally, the cumulative effect of reduced catalog production costs, other cost cutting actions and the elimination of headquarters positions we announced in mid-August, will drive profit improvement in the second half. We expect operating income to be in the range of $15 million to $19 million, which compares to $12 million in the second half of last year."

"Our supply chain initiatives remain on track," added Mr. Friedman. "In the first half of the year we retrofitted our Furniture Distribution Centers and consolidated our small package direct-to-customer operations. Currently, we are well underway with the installation of a new warehouse management system that will improve order integrity, tracking and productivity. We also recently announced plans for a new Distribution Center next year. The new facility is a pivotal component of our three-year plan to build a world class supply chain, and will ultimately lower our expenses as we move from a third party operation to a fixed cost structure that we can leverage."

Mr. Friedman concluded, "While we expect the difficult macro economic environment to persist, we believe the strategies we're implementing and the investments we're making will enable us to drive sustainable revenue and earnings growth in the second half of 2007 and in the years ahead."

    Outlook
    The Company provided the following guidance for the third quarter of
    fiscal 2007:
    --  Total revenues in the range of $183 million to $188 million, an
        increase of 17% to 20% versus 2006, primarily driven by shifts in the
        Company's marketing calendar
    --  Operating margins in the range of -3.8 to -2.7 percent
    --  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
        (EBITDA) of -$1.2 million to $0.8 million
    --  Interest expense in the range of $2.5 million to $2.6 million
    --  Income tax expense of approximately $0.1 million
    --  The weighted average share count is estimated at 39 million shares
    --  Inventory increase in the range of 5 to 10 percent over 2006
    --  Loss per diluted share in the range of $0.25 to $0.19, including an
        expected pre-tax charge of $0.01 per share related to headcount
        reductions at the Company's corporate headquarters


    The Company provided the following guidance for full year 2007:
    --  Total revenues in the range of $754 million to $764 million, an
        increase of 6% to 7% versus 2006
    --  Approximately break-even operating margins
    --  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
        (EBITDA) of $20 million to $24 million
    --  Interest expense in the range of $8.7 million to $8.9 million
    --  Income tax benefit of $3.3 to $1.7 million, before valuation allowance
        impact
    --  The weighted average share count is estimated at 39 million shares
    --  Inventory increase in the range of 5 to 10 percent over 2006
    --  Capital expenditures in the range of $13 million to $15 million
    --  Loss per diluted share in the range of $0.21 to $0.14, including a
        pre-tax charge of $0.01 per share related to headcount reductions at
        the Company's corporate headquarters, which is expected to be incurred
        in the third quarter of 2007

    Conference Call Information

Restoration Hardware will hold a conference call at 5:00 p.m. eastern time today, August 30, 2007. The call will be hosted by Gary Friedman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Chris Newman, Chief Financial Officer. The conference call will be available through a live audio webcast at http://www.restorationhardware.com under "investor relations" and http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=42048. A replay will be archived on the Restoration Hardware web site the same day beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. eastern time. The call can also be accessed by dialing 800-862-9098. A telephone replay will be available at 888-567-0045 until September 6, 2007.

Restoration Hardware, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high quality home furnishings, bath fixtures and bathware, functional and decorative hardware, gifts and related merchandise that reflects the Company's classic and authentic American point of view. Restoration Hardware, Inc. sells its merchandise offering through its retail stores, catalog (800-762-1005) and on- line at http://www.restorationhardware.com. As of August 30, 2007, the Company operated 102 retail stores and eight outlet stores in 30 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release references the following financial measures that are non-GAAP (i) EBITDA of $0.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2007, (ii) EBITDA of $7.4 million for second quarter of fiscal 2006, (iii) EBITDA guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 of between -$1.2 million and $0.8 million, (iv) EBITDA guidance for the full year of fiscal 2007 of between $20 million and $24 million and (v) the pre-tax charge of $0.01 per share expected to be incurred in the third quarter of fiscal year 2007 related to headcount reductions.

The Company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures allows management and investors to evaluate and compare the Company's operating results in a more meaningful and consistent manner. EBITDA is a widely used financial metric to assess cash flow. "EBITDA" consists of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, GAAP. The most closely analogous GAAP financial measure to EBITDA is net (loss) income. With respect to the pre-tax charge of $0.01 per share expected to be incurred in the third quarter of fiscal year 2007, the most closely

analogous GAAP financial measure is the Company's projected net (loss) income per share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2007.

A table setting forth a reconciliation of EBITDA to net (loss) income is set forth below (in millions).



                      13 weeks ended    Q3 13 weeks ending    52 weeks ending
                                             11/3/07               2/2/08
                         (Actual)          (Projected)          (Projected)
                                        Low end   High end   Low end  High end
                      8/4/07  7/29/06  of range   of range  of range  of range

    Net (loss) income:
     GAAP              $(7.9)    $0.2     $(9.7)     $(7.6)    $(8.1)   $(5.5)
    Add: Interest
     expense             2.2      1.7       2.6        2.5       8.9      8.7
    Add: Income tax
     expense (benefit)   0.2      0.1       0.1        0.1      (3.3)    (1.7)
    Add: Depreciation
     and amortization
     expense             5.7      5.4       5.8        5.8      22.5     22.5
    Earnings before
     interest, taxes,
     depreciation and
     amortization
     (EBITDA): Non-GAAP $0.2     $7.4     $(1.2)      $0.8     $20.0    $24.0

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements concerning or relating to the Company's anticipated financial results for the third and fourth quarters of 2007 and full fiscal year 2007, statements relating to the planned improvements in the Company's operating performance in the third and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2007, statements relating to the expected contributions to revenue in the second half of 2007 of the Company's strategic growth initiatives, statements relating to the expected benefits to the Company's profit growth in the second half of fiscal 2007 of the Company's reduced catalog production costs, other cost cutting actions and headcount reductions, statements relating to the expected benefits of the Company's new warehouse management system, statements relating to the expected benefits of the Company's new distribution center, and other statements containing words such as "expects" and words of similar import or statements of management's opinion. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, including financial results, market performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, customer reactions to the Company's current and anticipated merchandising and marketing programs and strategies, timely introduction and customer acceptance of the Company's merchandise, positive customer reaction to the Company's catalog and Internet offerings, revised product mix, prototype stores and core businesses, timely and effective sourcing of the Company's merchandise from its foreign and domestic vendors and delivery of merchandise through its supply chain to its stores and customers, effective inventory and catalog management, actual achievement of cost savings and improvements to operating efficiencies, effective sales performance, in particular during the holiday selling season, the actual impact of key personnel of the Company on the development and execution of the Company's strategies, changes in investor perceptions of the Company, limitations resulting from restrictive covenants in the Company's credit facility, changes in economic or business conditions in general, changes in political conditions in the United States and abroad in general, changes in product supply, changes in the competitive environment in which the Company operates, changes in the Company's management information needs, changes in customer needs and expectations, governmental actions and other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, including, but not limited to, those described in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended May 5, 2007, in Part I, Item 2 thereof ("Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations"), in Part I, Item 4 thereof ("Controls and Procedures"), and in Part II, Item 1A thereof ("Risk Factors").



                          RESTORATION HARDWARE, INC.
         CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
                    (in thousands, except per share data)


                                      13 weeks ended        13 weeks ended
                                            % of Net                % of Net
                                     8/4/07   Revenue      7/29/06   Revenue

    Net revenues                   $183,820   100.0%      $179,343    100.0%

    Cost of revenue and
    occupancy                       122,802    66.8%       120,098     67.0%

      Gross profit                   61,018    33.2%        59,245     33.0%

    Selling, general and
     administrative expense          66,509    36.2%        57,138     31.8%
      (Loss) income from
       operations                    (5,491)   (3.0%)        2,107      1.2%

    Interest expense, net            (2,236)   (1.2%)       (1,739)    (1.0%)

      (Loss) income before
       income taxes                  (7,727)   (4.2%)          368      0.2%

    Income tax expense                 (196)   (0.1%)         (132)    (0.1%)


    Net (loss) income               $(7,923)   (4.3%)         $236      0.1%

    (Loss) income per common
     share, basic                    $(0.20)                 $0.01
    (Loss) income per common
     share, diluted                  $(0.20)                 $0.01
    Weighted average shares
     outstanding,

      basic                          38,798                 37,884

      diluted                        38,798                 38,911



                          RESTORATION HARDWARE, INC.
         CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
                    (in thousands, except per share data)

                                      26 weeks ended        26 weeks ended
                                            % of Net                % of Net
                                     8/4/07   Revenue      7/29/06   Revenue


    Net revenues                  $325,932    100.0%      $312,723    100.0%

    Cost of revenue and
     occupancy                     220,440     67.6%       208,593     66.7%

      Gross profit                 105,492     32.4%       104,130     33.3%

    Selling, general and
     administrative expense        122,906     37.7%       105,491     33.7%

      Loss from operations         (17,414)    (5.3%)       (1,361)    (0.4%)

    Interest expense, net           (4,235)    (1.3%)       (3,163)    (1.0%)

      Loss before income taxes     (21,649)    (6.6%)       (4,524)    (1.4%)

    Income tax expense                 (32)    (0.0%)         (153)    (0.1%)

    Net loss                      $(21,681)    (6.6%)      $(4,677)    (1.5%)

    Loss per share of common stock,
     basic and diluted              $(0.56)                 $(0.12)

    Weighted average shares
     outstanding,
     basic and diluted              38,777                  37,828





                          RESTORATION HARDWARE,INC.
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
                                (in thousands)

                                           8/4/07       2/3/07       7/29/06

    ASSETS
    Current assets:
        Cash and cash equivalents          $2,739       $ 1,461       $1,084
        Accounts receivable                 9,378         7,164        9,028
        Merchandise inventories           209,764       192,805      181,199
        Prepaid expense and other
         current assets                    22,319        18,984       17,351

          Total current assets            244,200       220,414      208,662

        Property and equipment, net        88,373        87,961       90,054

        Goodwill                            4,560         4,560        4,560

        Deferred tax assets, net            1,961         1,911            -

        Other assets                        1,626         1,521        1,317

          Total assets                   $340,720      $316,367     $304,593

    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
        Accounts payable and
         accrued expenses                 $76,825       $79,340      $70,321

        Deferred revenue and
         customer deposits                 15,387         9,556       12,415

        Deferred tax liabilities, net       1,494         1,357            -

        Other current liabilities          21,183        20,335       16,814

          Total current liabilities       114,889       110,588       99,550

        Long-term debt, net of debt
         issuance                         106,497        68,384       79,432

        Deferred lease incentives          21,195        23,515       25,894

        Deferred rent                      19,173        19,998       20,029

        Other long-term obligations         6,678         1,774        1,037

          Total liabilities               268,432       224,259      225,942

    Stockholders equity:
        Common stock                            4             4            4

        Additional paid-in capital        180,245       178,176      172,263

        Accumulated other
         comprehensive income               1,446           745        1,130

        Accumulated deficit              (109,407)      (86,817)     (94,746)

          Total stockholders' equity       72,288        92,108       78,651

          Total liabilities and
           stockholders' equity          $340,720      $316,367     $304,593


    Contact:  Chris Newman
              Chief Financial Officer
              Restoration Hardware, Inc.
              415-945-4530
SOURCE  Restoration Hardware, Inc.
    -0-                             08/30/2007
    /CONTACT:  Chris Newman, Chief Financial Officer of Restoration Hardware,
Inc., +1-415-945-4530/
    /Web site:  http://www.restorationhardware.com /
    (RSTO)

CO:  Restoration Hardware, Inc.
ST:  California
IN:  REA
SU:  ERN ERP CCA

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