Stanley Furniture Announces Third Quarter 2012 Operating Results

Stanley Furniture Announces Third Quarter 2012 Operating Results

STANLEYTOWN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. (Nasdaq-NGS:STLY) today reported sales and operating results for the third quarter of 2012.

Third quarter 2012 highlights:

  • Net sales were $24.0 million, an 8.0% decrease compared to 2011 and a 1.8% decrease on a sequential quarter basis.

  • Gross margin dropped slightly to 14.0% of net sales compared to 14.7% in 2011.

  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were $4.6 million (19.3% of net sales) compared to $5.0 million (19.0% of net sales) in 2011.

  • Operating loss for the third quarter was $1.3 million compared to a loss of $1.1 million 2011.

  • As of September 29, 2012, the company's financial position reflected $44.9 million in cash, restricted cash and short-term investments.

  • No shares were purchased during the quarter under the Company's $5.0 million share repurchase program.


Year to date 2012 highlights:

  • Net sales were $75.2 million compared to $80.0 million in 2011.

  • Gross margin improved to 14.0% of net sales compared to 12.0% in 2011, excluding restructuring charges in both years.

  • Selling, general and administrative expenses improved to 18.2% of net sales compared to 18.5% in 2011.

  • Net of restructuring charges in both years, operating loss narrowed to $3.2 million compared to the loss of $5.2 million in 2011.

  • Capital expenditures and investments in new systems totaled $5.0 million.

Overview

"As expected, we improved our service position on the Stanley line which had been a factor hindering growth in this part of our business throughout the year. While retail activity in our segment of the industry was softer than we anticipated, we did see increased sales in our Stanley line," commented Glenn Prillaman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The overall decline in sales for the quarter can be attributed to our Young America line, but this was expected due to the short-term disturbances related to consecutive initial production runs of new product in our factory and the difficulties one would expect at retail when exchanging all floor samples for that new product at a time when consumer traffic is slow. However, our Young America backlog grew significantly during the quarter and now stands at the highest level since we consolidated all products into our single factory in Robbinsville."

"We are in close contact with our customer base, having visited with them at High Point's Fall Market. They are increasingly complimentary of the quality enhancements to our product, our new designs and our improved service positions for both product lines, but they reminded us that it does take time to regain the confidence of the retail salesperson even though our work to reposition the product lines is now effectively complete," Prillaman continued.

Balance Sheet

Cash, restricted cash and short-term investments at quarter-end were $44.9 million, up from $17.3 million at December 31, 2011. CDSOA proceeds of $39.9 million were received in the second quarter of 2012 for funds that were previously withheld under the antidumping duty order for wooden bedroom furniture imported from China. Capital investments associated with modernizing our manufacturing facility in Robbinsville, North Carolina were $3.2 million year to date. Additionally, the company has spent $1.8 million on new systems in 2012.

Outlook

"Looking forward, given the lack of momentum in our segment of the retail marketplace in recent months, we could see overall sales ranging from flat to slightly down from the same quarter a year ago. However, we expect to reduce our Young America backlog to a more normal level during the current quarter contributing to improved financial results for Young America. Additionally, we are in an excellent service position on the Stanley line should retail activity improve," concluded Prillaman.

About the Company

Established in 1924, Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of wood furniture targeted at the premium segment of the residential market. The company offers two major product lines. Its Stanley Furniture brand represents its fashion-oriented adult furniture and competes through an overseas sourcing model in the upscale market through superior finish, styling and piece assortment. Its Young America brand is positioned as the leader in the infant and youth segment and differentiates through a domestic manufacturing model catering to parent preferences such as child safety, color, choice and quick delivery of customized special orders. The company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol STLY.

Conference Call Details

The company will host a conference call Wednesday morning, October 17, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in-number is (877) 407-8029. The call will also be web cast and archived on the company's web site at www.stanleyfurniture.com. The dial-in-number for the replay (available through November 17, 2012) is (877) 660-6853, the account reference number is 275 and the conference number is 399398.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this news release are not based on historical facts, but are forward-looking statements. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "estimates," "expects," "may," "will," "should," or "anticipates," or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy. These statements reflect our reasonable judgment with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include our success in profitably producing Young America products in our domestic manufacturing facility, disruptions in foreign sourcing including those arising from supply or distribution disruptions or those arising from changes in political, economic and social conditions, as well as laws and regulations, in countries from which we source products, international trade policies of the United States and countries from which we source products, lower sales due to worsening of current economic conditions, the cyclical nature of the furniture industry, business failures or loss of large customers, the inability to raise prices in response to inflation and increasing costs, failure to anticipate or respond to changes in consumer tastes and fashions in a timely manner, competition in the furniture industry including competition from lower-cost foreign manufacturers, the inability to obtain sufficient quantities of quality raw materials in a timely manner, environmental, health, and safety compliance costs, failure or interruption of our information technology infrastructure, limited use of operating loss carry forwards due to ownership change, extended business interruption at our manufacturing facility and the possibility that U.S. Customs and Border Protection may seek return of all or a portion of the CDSOA proceeds received in the second quarter of 2012. Any forward looking statement speaks only as of the date of this news release and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.

STANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY, INC.

Consolidated Operating Results

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 29,

October 1,

September 29,

October 1,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net sales

$

23,977

$

26,051

$ 75,186

$ 80,015

Cost of sales

20,632

22,227

65,166

70,873

Gross profit

3,345

3,824

10,020

9,142

Selling, general and administrative expenses

4,634

4,952

13,699

14,821

Operating loss

(1,289

)

(1,128

)

(3,679

)

(5,679

)

CDSOA income, net

53

-

39,414

1,117

Other income, net

23

25

64

75

Interest income

26

9

51

12

Interest expense

640

623

1,761

1,747

Income (loss) before income taxes

(1,827

)

(1,717

)

34,089

(6,222

)

Income tax expense

77

(26

)

697

(7

)

Net income (loss)

$

(1,904

)

$

(1,691

)

$ 33,392

$ (6,215

)

Diluted earnings(loss) per share

$

(.13

)

$

(.12

)

$ 2.30

$ (.43

)

Weighted average number of shares

14,345

14,345

14,487

14,345

STANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY, INC.

Supplemental Information

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 29,

October 1,

September 29,

October 1,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Reconciliation of gross profit as

reported to gross profit adjusted:

Gross profit as reported

$

3,345

$

3,824

$

10,020

$

9,142

Plus restructuring charge

-

-

474

491

Gross profit as adjusted

$

3,345

$

3,824

$

10,494

$

9,633

Percentage of net sales:

Gross profit % as reported

14.0

%

14.7

%

13.3

%

11.4

%

Plus restructuring charge

-

-

.7

%

.6

%

Gross profit % as adjusted

14.0

%

14.7

%

14.0

%

12.0

%

Reconciliation of operating loss as

reported to operating loss adjusted:

Operating loss as reported

$

(1,289

)

$

(1,128

)

$

(3,679

)

$

(5,679

)

Plus restructuring charge

-

-

474

491

Operating loss as adjusted

$

(1,289

)

$

(1,128

)

$

(3,205

)

$

(5,188

)

Reconciliation of net income (loss)

as reported to net loss adjusted:

Net income (loss) as reported

$

(1,904

)

$

(1,691

)

$

33,392

$

(6,215

)

Less income from CDSOA

(53

)

-

(38,814

)

(1,117

)

Plus restructuring charge

-

-

474

491

Net loss as adjusted

$

(1,957

)

$

(1,691

)

$

(4,948

)

$

(6,841

)

Reconciliation of net income (loss)

as reported to net loss adjusted:

Diluted EPS as reported

$

(.13

)

$

(0.12

)

$

2.30

$

(.43

)

Less income from CDSOA

(.01

)

-

(2.68

)

(.08

)

Plus restructuring charge

-

-

.04

.03

Diluted EPS as adjusted

$

(.14

)

$

(0.12

)

$

(.34

)

$

(.48

)

Note:

We have included the above reconciliation of reported financial measures according to GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that this reconciliation provides useful information that allows investors to compare operating results to those of other periods by excluding income from CDSOA proceeds and restructuring related charges. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results.

STANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY, INC.

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

September 29,

December 31,

2012

2011

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and equivalents

$

23,156

$

15,700

Restricted cash

1,737

1,587

Short-term investments

20,000

-

Accounts receivable, net

11,871

10,252

Inventories

31,485

31,084

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,278

3,380

Deferred income taxes

599

519

Total current assets

92,126

62,522

Property, plant and equipment, net

19,926

17,590

Other assets