Crown Crafts, Inc. Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2009; Reaffirms Revenue and Earnings Guidance for Fiscal Year 2009
GONZALES, La., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crown Crafts, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CRWS) today reported net income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2009 and reaffirmed revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal year 2009.
Net income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2009 was $1,035,000, or $0.11 per diluted share, on net sales of $23.8 million compared to net income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2008 of $541,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, on net sales of $17.1 million.
"We are very pleased that we have nearly doubled our bottom line," commented E. Randall Chestnut, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "Our gross profit for the quarter has increased in amount, although our gross profit percentage has declined year-over-year. Amortization associated with the acquisition of the baby products line of Springs Global in the third quarter of fiscal year 2008, the costs of establishing a Foreign Representative Office in China and increased product costs from Asia contributed to this decline. Despite these added costs, we have increased our overall profitability by increasing our top-line sales and by holding the line on our marketing and administrative costs, which were nearly unchanged from the prior year. Our EBITDA (earnings before interest and taxes plus depreciation and amortization) more than doubled to $2.5 million in the current year, up from $1.1 million in the prior year," Mr. Chestnut continued.
FY 2009 Guidance
The Company also reaffirmed its 2009 revenue, EBITDA and EPS guidance. The Company expects net revenues for fiscal year 2009, which ends March 29, 2009, to be in the range of $90.0 million to $93.0 million. In addition, the Company expects EBITDA for fiscal year 2009 to be in the range of $10.2 million, or 11.3% of net sales, to $10.8 million, or 11.6% of net sales, and diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.41 to $0.46.
The Company will host a teleconference today at 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to discuss the Company's results and answer appropriate questions. Interested individuals may join the teleconference by dialing (866) 233-3845. Please refer to confirmation number 966258. The teleconference can also be accessed in listen-only mode by visiting the Company's website at http://www.crowncrafts.com. The financial information to be discussed during the teleconference may be accessed prior to the call on the investor relations portion of the Company's website.
A telephone replay of the teleconference will be available from 2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 12, 2008 through 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 19, 2008. To access the replay, dial (800) 475-6701 in the United States or (320) 365-3844 from international locations. The access code for the replay is 966258.
About Crown Crafts, Inc.
Crown Crafts, Inc. designs, markets and distributes infant, toddler and juvenile consumer products, including bedding, blankets, bibs, bath items and accessories. Its operating subsidiaries include Hamco, Inc. in Louisiana and Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. in California. Crown Crafts is America's largest distributor of infant bedding, bibs and bath items. The Company's products include licensed and branded collections as well as exclusive private label programs for certain of its customers.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. Words such as "expects," "believes," "anticipates" and variations of such words and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks include, among others, general economic conditions, including changes in interest rates, in the overall level of consumer spending and in the price of oil, cotton and other raw materials used in the Company's products, changing competition, changes in the retail environment, the level and pricing of future orders from the Company's customers, the extent to which the Company's business is concentrated in a small number of customers, the Company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, including some located in foreign countries, customer acceptance of both new designs and newly-introduced product lines, actions of competitors that may impact the Company's business, disruptions to transportation systems or shipping lanes used by the Company or its suppliers, and the Company's dependence upon licenses from third parties. Reference is also made to the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for additional factors that may impact the Company's results of operations and financial condition. The Company does not undertake to update the forward- looking statements contained herein to conform to actual results or changes in our expectations, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA In thousands, except per share data and percentages (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended September September September September 28, 2008 30, 2007 28, 2008 30, 2007 Net sales $23,759 $17,111 $43,514 $32,471 Gross profit 4,855 3,963 9,093 8,269 Gross profit percentage 20.4% 23.2% 20.9% 25.5% Income from operations 1,882 991 3,214 2,893 Income before income taxes 1,612 883 2,629 2,638 Income tax expense 614 337 1,006 1,013 Income from continuing operations after income taxes 998 546 1,623 1,625 Loss from discontinued operations - net of income taxes 37 (5) 31 (98) Net income 1,035 541 1,654 1,527 Basic income per share $0.11 $0.05 $0.18 $0.15 Diluted income per share $0.11 $0.05 $0.17 $0.15 Weighted Average Shares Outstanding: Basic 9,363 9,990 9,389 9,997 Diluted 9,635 10,285 9,662 10,295 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA In thousands (Unaudited) September 28, March 30, 2008 2008 Cash and cash equivalents 12,096 7,930 Accounts receivable, net of allowances 18,527 18,278 Inventories 14,884 13,777 Total current assets 47,750 42,597 Goodwill 22,884 22,884 Intangible assets, net 6,352 7,276 Total assets 77,737 73,477 Current maturities of long-term debt 2,500 2,504 Total current liabilities 11,266 11,031 Long-term debt 25,018 22,311 Total non-current liabilities 25,119 22,713 Shareholders' equity 41,352 39,733 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 77,737 73,477 Crown Crafts, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Reconciliation to EBITDA In thousands, except percentages (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended September September September September 28, 2008 30, 2007 28, 2008 30, 2007 Net income $1,035 $541 $1,654 $1,527 Interest expense 308 119 635 231 Interest income (34) (1) (88) (1) Taxes on continuing operations 614 337 1,006 1,013 Taxes on discontinued operations 20 (3) 17 (51) Depreciation 73 88 161 171 Amortization 443 19 877 37 EBITDA 2,459 1,100 4,262 2,927 Net Sales Net sales from continuing operations 23,759 17,111 43,514 32,471 Net sales from discontinued operations - - - 52 Net sales 23,759 17,111 43,514 32,523 EBITDA as a percentage of net sales 10.3% 6.4% 9.8% 9.0% Stock-based Compensation included in EBITDA 217 152 382 277 Projected Fiscal Year 2009 EBITDA In thousands (Unaudited) Low End High End of Range of Range Net income $4,100 $4,600 Interest 1,400 1,200 Taxes 2,700 3,000 Depreciation 300 300 Amortization 1,700 1,700 EBITDA $10,200 $10,800
The Company uses EBITDA to monitor the Company's operating and cash flow performance and to evaluate the performance of its businesses. The Company believes that the presentation of EBITDA provides useful information to investors and is an important indicator of the Company's ability to generate cash sufficient to reduce debt, make strategic investments, meet capital expenditures and working capital requirements and otherwise meet its obligations as they become due. EBITDA is not considered a measure of financial performance under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and the items excluded from EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing the Company's financial performance. EBITDA is provided as supplemental information and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, such GAAP measures as net income, cash flow provided by or used in operating, investing or financing activities, and other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because EBITDA is not a measure determined in accordance with GAAP and can be calculated in varying ways, EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.
SOURCE Crown Crafts, Inc.
Released November 12, 2008