Crown Crafts, Inc. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007
GONZALES, La., June 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Crafts, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:CRWS) today reported pre-tax income for fiscal year 2007 of $6.9 million, excluding a $4.1 million pre-tax gain associated with the Company's debt refinancing in July 2006, on net sales of $72.0 million compared to pre-tax income for fiscal year 2006 of $4.0 million on net sales of $72.6 million.
Net income for fiscal year 2007 was $7.6 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to net income for fiscal year 2006 of $8.0 million, or $0.37 per diluted share. Net income for fiscal year 2007 included an after-tax gain of $3.7 million associated with the Company's debt refinancing; whereas, net income for fiscal year 2006 benefited from the reversal of a $4.2 million deferred tax valuation allowance. As a result of the Company's debt refinancing in fiscal year 2007, diluted shares decreased from 21.7 million to 10.0 million for the current year as compared to the prior year.
Pre-tax income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2007 was $1.8 million on net sales of $17.8 million, compared to pre-tax income of $1.9 million on net sales of $19.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2007 was $0.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net income of $6.0 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006 also benefited from the reversal of the deferred tax valuation allowance. As a result of the Company's debt refinancing in fiscal year 2007, diluted shares decreased from 22.3 million to 10.3 million for the current year fourth quarter as compared to the same quarter in the prior year.
"We are extremely proud of all that we accomplished in fiscal year 2007. During this very successful year, the Company celebrated its 50th anniversary, completed a transformational debt and capital restructuring and saw its stock begin trading on NASDAQ," commented E. Randall Chestnut, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "In addition, pre-tax income increased by 71%, excluding the gain on debt refinancing, and the Company finished the year with a strong balance sheet that included a lower debt balance of $5.8 million as compared to the prior year," Mr. Chestnut continued.
The Company will host a teleconference today at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to discuss the Company's results and answer appropriate questions from stockholders. Interested investors may join the teleconference by dialing (888) 423-3280. Please refer to confirmation number 872688. The teleconference can also be accessed in listen-only mode by visiting the Company's website at www.crowncrafts.com. The financial information to be discussed during the teleconference may be found prior to the call on the investor relations portion of the Company's website.
A telephone replay of the teleconference will be available from 4:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time on June 20, 2007 through 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time on June 27, 2007. 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 872688.
Crown Crafts, Inc. designs, markets and distributes infant and juvenile consumer products, including bedding, blankets, bibs, bath items and accessories, and luxury hand-woven home decor. Its subsidiaries include Hamco, Inc. in Louisiana, Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. in California, and Churchill Weavers, Inc. in Kentucky. 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 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.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA In thousands, except per share data Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended April 1, April 2, April 1, April 2, 2007 2006 2007 2006 ------- ------- ------- ------- Net sales $17,797 $19,803 $71,988 $72,629 Gross profit 4,145 5,187 18,100 17,088 Gross margin 23.3% 26.2% 25.1% 23.5% Income from operations 1,721 2,682 7,874 7,041 Income before income taxes 1,757 1,935 10,919 3,999 Income tax expense 1,035 (4,086) 3,318 (3,968) Net income 723 6,022 7,601 7,967 Basic income per share 0.07 0.63 0.78 0.84 Diluted income per share 0.07 0.27 0.76 0.37 Weighted Average Shares Outstanding: Basic 9,978 9,506 9,782 9,506 Diluted 10,278 22,328 10,038 21,728 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA In thousands April 1, April 2, 2007 2006 ------- ------- Cash and cash equivalents $ 33 $ 3,790 Accounts receivable, net of allowances 12,885 14,457 Inventories 7,145 9,742 Total current assets 23,784 30,156 Goodwill 22,884 22,974 Deferred income taxes -- 3,397 Total assets 48,916 58,179 Current maturities of long-term debt 19 36 Total current liabilities 5,615 5,415 Long-term debt 5,780 23,922 Total non-current liabilities 6,478 23,922 Shareholders' equity 36,823 28,842 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 48,916 58,179
CONTACT: Crown Crafts, Inc. Investor Relations Department (225) 647-9146 Halliburton Investor Relations (972) 458-8000
Released June 20, 2007