Ethan Allen Reports Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

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Ethan Allen Reports Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYS: ETH) today reported operating results for the three months ended December 31, 2012. Net sales in the quarter increased 4.4% over the prior year to $191.3 million. The Company's Retail division net sales increased 6.1% to $151.8 million including comparable design center growth of 4.9%. Retail division written orders recorded during the second quarter increased 1.2% over the 10.3% growth the prior year second quarter. Comparable design center written orders increased 0.1% over the 6.7% growth the prior year.

Excluding special items in both periods, net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $11.4 million or $0.39 per diluted share compared with $8.6 million or $0.30 per diluted share in the prior year period. US GAAP net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $9.8 million or $0.34 per diluted share compared with the prior year of $8.1 million or $0.28 per diluted share. A reconciliation of this GAAP to non-GAAP measure is provided in the attached table.


Farooq Kathwari, Chairman and CEO commented, "We are pleased with our results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. Despite the challenging economic / political environment and the impact of Hurricane Sandy, our adjusted earnings per share increased 30%. Hurricane Sandy negatively impacted our written orders, delivered sales, and our manufacturing margins during the quarter. Twenty eight of our Retail division design centers and eight independent retailer locations were affected. No adjustment to earnings per share was made to reflect the impact of Hurricane Sandy which we estimate may have been approximately $0.02 to $0.03 per diluted share."

Mr. Kathwari continued, "During the quarter we expanded our international operations by entering the European and Montreal markets. We opened design centers in Brussels, Belgium and in Montreal, Canada and invested in start up costs which negatively impacted earnings by $0.02 per diluted share. We also wrote down the carrying value of two vacant manufacturing plants which resulted in a charge of $0.03 per diluted share. We expect to exit both these vacant properties during our third fiscal quarter. These start up costs and write down charges are treated as special items in the adjusted results for the quarter.

"We will discuss our many initiatives during the earnings call on Wednesday January 23rd. We have the opportunity to continue to grow our sales and earnings," Mr. Kathwari concluded.

Analyst Conference Call

Ethan Allen will conduct a conference call at 11:00 AM (Eastern) on Wednesday, January 23rd to discuss the financial results and its business initiatives. The live webcast and replay are accessible via the Company's website at http://ethanallen.com/investors. To participate on the call, dial 866-814-1915 with conference ID# 1599997.

About Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers free interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates eight manufacturing facilities including five manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States plus two plants in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately seventy percent of its products are made in its North American plants. For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit ethanallen.com.

This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2012 (the "2012 Form 10-K") and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release and related discussions contain forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations concerning future events and results of the Company, and are subject to various assumptions, risks and uncertainties including specifically, and without limitation, those set forth in Part I, Item 1A "Risk Factors" of the 2012 Form 10-K. Accordingly, actual future events or results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update or provide revision to any forward-looking statement at any time for any reason.

 
 
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
Selected Financial Information
Unaudited
(in millions)
          

Selected Consolidated Financial Data:

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

12/31/12

12/31/11

12/31/12

12/31/11

 
Net sales$191.3$183.3$378.7$368.2
Gross margin54.4%53.6%55.0%53.3%
Operating margin9.1%7.6%9.3%7.5%
Operating margin (excluding special items*)10.5%8.5%10.5%7.9%
Net income$9.8$8.1$19.9$14.8

Net income (excluding special items* and unusual income tax effects)

$11.4$8.6$22.5$15.8
Operating cash flow$11.5$4.7$18.2$11.0
Capital expenditures$5.2$8.0$13.6$11.4
Acquisitions$0.0$0.0$0.6$0.0

Treasury stock repurchases (settlement date basis)

$0.0$0.0$0.0$0.8
 
EBITDA$21.7$18.5$44.2$37.1
EBITDA as % of net sales11.3%10.1%11.7%10.1%
 
EBITDA (excluding special items*)$24.4$20.2$48.5$38.8
EBITDA as % of net sales (excluding special items*)12.7%11.0%12.8%10.5%
 
 

Selected Financial Data by Business Segment:

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

12/31/12

12/31/11

12/31/12

12/31/11

Retail

Net sales$151.8$143.1$300.9$284.3
Operating margin4.0%-1.8%2.3%-1.4%
Operating margin (excluding special items*)4.6%-0.3%3.2%-0.7%
 

Wholesale

Net sales$108.2$106.6$219.6$223.0
Operating margin8.2%14.7%11.3%14.1%
Operating margin (excluding special items*)9.9%14.4%12.1%13.9%
 
* Special items consist of restructuring, impairment, transition charges and other certain items.
Related tax effects are calculated using a normalized income tax rate.
 
 
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
Unaudited
(in thousands)
           

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

12/31/12

12/31/11

12/31/12

12/31/11

 
Net sales$191,251$183,275$378,688$368,196
Cost of sales 87,284  85,056  170,468 172,092 
Gross profit103,96798,219208,220196,104
Selling general and administrative expenses 86,610  84,281  172,909 168,528 
Operating income17,35713,93835,31127,576
Interest and other income128145202205
Interest expense 2,198  2,274  4,397 4,625 
Income before income taxes15,28711,80931,11623,156
Income tax expense 5,441  3,732  11,206 8,309 
Net income$9,846 $8,077 $19,910$14,847 
 
Basic earnings per common share:
Net income per basic share$0.34$0.28$0.69$0.52
Basic weighted average shares outstanding28,84628,82328,84128,791
 
Diluted earnings per common share:
Net income per diluted share$0.34$0.28$0.68$0.51
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding29,22329,06929,18229,010
 
Comprehensive income:
Net income$9,846$8,077$19,910$14,847
Other comprehensive income
Currency translation adjustment(20)(543)140(2,241)
Other 15  (10) 40 (1)
Other comprehensive income (loss) net of tax (5) (553) 180 (2,242)
Comprehensive income$9,841 $7,524 $20,090$12,605 
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