HNI Corporation Announces Increased Sales And Earnings For Second Quarter Fiscal 2013

MUSCATINE, Iowa, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) today announced sales for the second quarter ended June 29, 2013, of $510.7 million, a 6 percent increase from the prior year quarter and net income of $11.4 million, a 63 percent increase from the prior year quarter.  Net income per diluted share for the quarter was $0.25 or $0.28 on a non-GAAP basis when excluding a loss on the sale of a small non-core office furniture business.   

Second Quarter Summary Comments
"Our growth investments delivered solid top and bottom line improvement in our office furniture and hearth businesses.  Office furniture sales growth was led by a strong acceleration in our contract business driven by improved project activity.  Continued strong profit growth in our hearth business was led by substantial growth in the new construction channel and strong operational execution," said Stan Askren, HNI Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

 

Second Quarter – GAAP Financial Measures

 

Three Months Ended

 

Percent
Change


Dollars in millions

except per share data


6/29/2013

6/30/2012







Net sales

$510.7

$480.4

6.3%


Gross profit

$174.7

$165.1

5.8%


Gross profit %

34.2%

34.4%



SG&A

$154.5

$151.7

1.8%


SG&A %

30.3%

31.6%



Operating income

$20.2

$13.4

50.8%


Operating income %

3.9%

2.8%



Net income attributable to HNI Corporation

$11.4

$7.0

62.6%







Earnings per share attributable to HNI Corporation – diluted

$0.25

$0.15

66.7%


 

Second Quarter Results

  • Consolidated net sales increased $30.3 million or 6.3 percent to $510.7 million. Compared to prior year quarter, divestitures, partially offset by the acquisition of BP Ergo, resulted in a $4.9 million sales decline.
  • Gross margins were 0.2 percentage points lower than prior year primarily due to new product ramp up and facility reconfiguration costs to meet changing market demands partially offset by higher volume and increased price realization.
  • Total selling and administrative expenses as a percent of net sales, including restructuring charges, improved 1.3 percentage points from the prior year quarter due to higher volume, network distribution realignment savings and lower restructuring charges partially offset by investment in growth initiatives and a loss on the sale of a small non-core office furniture business.
  • Included in the second quarter of 2012 was $1.0 million of restructuring and transition costs of which $0.3 million were included in cost of sales.

 

Second Quarter – Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Reconciled with most comparable GAAP financial measures)





Dollars in millions

Except per share data

Three Months Ended

6/29/2013


Three Months Ended

6/30/2012


Gross
Profit

Operating

Income

 

EPS


Gross

Profit

Operating

Income

 

EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$174.7

$20.2

$0.25


$165.1

$13.4

$0.15

 % of net sales

34.2%

3.9%



34.4%

2.8%










Restructuring and impairment

-

$(0.0)

$(0.00)


$0.2

$0.4

$0.01

Transition costs

-

-

-


$0.1

$0.6

$0.01

Loss on sale

-

$2.4

$0.03


-

-

-









Results (non-GAAP)

$174.7

$22.6

$0.28


$165.4

$14.4

$0.17

 % of net sales

34.2%

4.4%



34.4%

3.0%


 

 

Office Furniture – GAAP Financial Measures

 

 

Dollars in millions

Three Months Ended

Percent
Change

6/29/2013

6/30/2012

Sales

$436.2

$418.6

4.2%

Operating profit

$22.1

$22.1

0.3%

Operating profit %

5.1%

5.3%


 

 

Second Quarter – Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Reconciled with most comparable GAAP financial measures)

 


Three Months Ended

Percent

Dollars in millions

6/29/2013

6/30/2012

Change





Operating profit as reported (GAAP)

$22.1

$22.1

0.3%

% of Net Sales

5.1%

5.3%






Restructuring and impairment

$(0.0)

$0.4


Transition costs

-

$0.6


Loss on sale

$2.4

-






Operating profit (non-GAAP)

$24.6

$23.1

6.2%

% of Net Sales

5.6%

5.5%


 

  • Second quarter sales for the office furniture segment increased $17.6 million or 4.2 percent to $436.2 million. The increase was across both channels of the Corporation's office furniture segment. Compared to prior year quarter, divestitures, partially offset by the acquisition of BP Ergo, resulted in a $4.9 million sales decline.
  • Second quarter operating profit increased $0.1 million. Operating profit was positively impacted by higher volume, increased price realization, network realignment savings, and lower restructuring charges. These were partially offset by new product ramp-up, facility reconfiguration to meet changing market demands and a loss on the sale of a small non-core business.

 

Hearth Products

 

 

Dollars in millions

Three Months Ended

Percent
Change

6/29/2013

6/30/2012

Sales

$74.5

$61.8

20.5%

Operating profit

$5.7

$0.9

564.5%

Operating profit %

7.6%

1.4%


 

  • Second quarter sales for the hearth products segment increased $12.7 million or 20.5 percent to $74.5 million driven by increases in both the new construction channel and the remodel/retrofit channel.
  • Second quarter operating profit increased $4.8 million. Operating profit was positively impacted by increased volume, higher price realization and lower input costs partially offset by increased investments in selling initiatives and higher incentive-based compensation.

Year-to-Date Results
Consolidated net sales for the first six months of 2013 increased $27.4 million, or 3.0 percent, to $953.0 million compared to $925.6 million in 2012.  Gross margin increased to 33.8 percent compared to 33.7 percent last year even with increased investments related to growth and manufacturing capability reconfiguration.  Net income attributable to HNI Corporation was $12.8 million compared to $6.9 million in 2012.  Earnings per share increased to $0.28 per diluted share compared to $0.15 per diluted share for the first six months of 2012. 

Operating activities used $12.5 million of cash during the first six months of 2013 compared to generating $5.7 million of cash for the same period last year.  Capital expenditures during the first six months were $39.3 million in 2013 compared to $25.1 million in 2012.

Outlook
"I am encouraged by the recent growth acceleration in our businesses and remain confident in our strategies to drive profit improvement while simultaneously investing for long-term profitable growth.  We enter the third quarter with good momentum across our office furniture and hearth businesses, and we remain on track to grow sales and solidly increase profits in 2013," said Mr. Askren.

The Corporation estimates sales growth between 3 to 6 percent in the third quarter over the same period in the prior year.  Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are anticipated in the range of $0.55 to $0.60 for the third quarter, which excludes restructuring charges and transition costs.  For the full year, the Corporation is narrowing its estimate of non-GAAP earnings per diluted share to the range of $1.30 to $1.40, which excludes restructuring charges, transition costs and a loss on the sale of a business.

The Corporation remains focused on creating long-term shareholder value by growing its business through investment in building brands, product solutions and selling models, enhancing its strong member-owner culture and remaining focused on its long-standing rapid continuous improvement programs to build best total cost and a lean enterprise.

Conference Call
HNI Corporation will host a conference call on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (Central) to discuss second quarter 2013 results.  To participate, call 1-877-512-9166 – conference ID number 11173527.  A live webcast of the call will be available on HNI Corporation's website at http://www.hnicorp.com (under Investor Information – Webcasts).  A replay of the webcast will be made available at the website address above.  An audio replay of the call will be available until Thursday, July 25, 2013, 10:59 p.m. (Central) by dialing 1-855-859-2056 or 1-404-537-3406 – Conference ID number 11173527. 

About HNI Corporation
HNI Corporation is a NYSE traded company (ticker symbol:  HNI) providing products and solutions for the home and workplace environments.  HNI Corporation is the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the world and is also the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of gas- and wood-burning fireplaces.  The Corporation's strong brands, including HON®, Allsteel®, Gunlocke®, Paoli®, Maxon®, Lamex®, HBF® , artcobellTM, Midwest Folding ProductsTM, ERGO®, Heatilator®, Heat & Glo®, Quadra-Fire® and Harman StoveTM have leading positions in their markets.  HNI Corporation is committed to maintaining its long-standing corporate values of integrity, financial soundness and a culture of service and responsiveness.  More information can be found on the Corporation's website at www.hnicorp.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures.  A "non-GAAP financial measure" is a numerical measure of a company's financial performance that excludes or includes amounts different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of income, balance sheets or statements of cash flow of the company.  We have provided a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

The non-GAAP financial measures used within this earnings release are:  gross profit, operating income, operating profit and net income per diluted share (i.e., EPS), excluding restructuring and impairment charges, transition costs and loss on sale of a business.  Non-GAAP EPS is calculated using the Corporation's overall effective tax rate for the period.  We present these measures because management uses this information to monitor and evaluate financial results and trends.  Management believes this information is also useful for investors.  This earnings release also contains a forward-looking estimate of non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the third quarter and full fiscal year 2013.  We provide such non-GAAP measures to investors on a prospective basis for the same reasons we provide them to investors on a historical basis.  We are unable to provide a reconciliation of our forward-looking estimate of non-GAAP earnings per diluted share to a forward-looking estimate of GAAP earnings per diluted share because certain information needed to make a reasonable forward-looking estimate of GAAP earnings per diluted share for the full fiscal year is difficult to predict and estimate and is often dependent on future events which may be uncertain or outside of our control.  These may include unanticipated charges related to asset impairments (fixed assets, intangibles or goodwill), unanticipated acquisition related costs and other unanticipated non-recurring items not reflective of ongoing operations. 

Forward-looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking" statements that refer to future events and expectations.  These statements address future plans, outlook, objectives and financial performance including expectations for future sales growth and earnings per diluted share (GAAP and non-GAAP) for the third quarter and full year fiscal 2013.  In addition, forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "confident," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "hope," "intend," "likely," "may," "plan," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would" and variations of such words and similar expressions.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the Corporation's actual future results to differ materially from expected results.  These risks include, without limitation:  the Corporation's ability to realize financial benefits from its (a) price increases, (b) cost containment and business simplification initiatives, (c) investments in strategic acquisitions, new products and brand building, (d) investments in distribution and rapid continuous improvement, (e) ability to maintain its effective tax rate, (f) repurchases of common stock and (g) consolidation and logistical realignment initiatives; uncertainty related to the availability of cash and credit, and the terms and interest rates on which credit would be available, to fund operations and future growth; lower than expected demand for the Corporation's products due to uncertain political and economic conditions; slow or negative growth rates in global and domestic economies and the protracted decline in the domestic housing market; lower industry growth than expected; major disruptions at key facilities or in the supply of any key raw materials, components or finished goods; competitive pricing pressure from foreign and domestic competitors; higher than expected costs and lower than expected supplies of materials; higher costs for energy and fuel; changes in the mix of products sold and of customers purchasing; relationships with distribution channel partners, including the financial viability of distributors and dealers; restrictions imposed by the terms of the Corporation's revolving credit facility and note purchase agreement; currency fluctuations and other factors described in the Corporation's annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.  The Corporation undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify forward-looking statements.

For Information Contact:
Derek P. Schmidt, Vice President, Corporate Finance (563) 272-7344
Kurt A. Tjaden, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (563) 272-7400

 

HNI CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations




(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 29, 2013

June 30, 2012

June 29, 2013

June 30, 2012

Net Sales

$510,698

$480,400

$952,995

$925,612

Cost of products sold

336,040

315,287

630,555

613,672

Gross profit

174,658

165,113

322,440

311,940

Selling and administrative expenses

154,538

151,455

299,094

295,189

Restructuring and impairment charges

(35)

292

121

1,189

Operating income

20,155

13,366

23,225

15,562

Interest income

158

276

310

455

Interest expense

2,725

2,909

5,393

5,523

Income before income taxes

17,588

10,733

18,142

10,494

Income taxes

6,189

3,835

5,564

3,749

Net income

11,399

6,898

12,578

6,745

Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(22)

(127)

(251)

(139)

Net income attributable to HNI Corporation

$11,421

$7,025

$12,829

$6,884

Net income attributable to HNI Corporation common shareholders – basic

$0.25

$0.15

$0.28

$0.15

Average number of common shares outstanding – basic

45,412,668

45,419,564

45,283,716

45,285,545

Net income attributable to HNI Corporation common shareholders – diluted

$0.25

$0.15

$0.28

$0.15

Average number of common shares outstanding – diluted

46,109,563

45,944,815

45,891,246

45,814,296

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet



Assets

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


As of


As of

(Dollars in thousands)

June 29,

2013

Dec. 29,

2012


June 29,
2013

Dec. 29,

2012

Cash and cash equivalents

$33,751

$ 41,782

 

Accounts payable and



Short-term investments

7,251

7,250

   accrued expenses

$382,215

$ 390,958

Receivables

245,352

213,490

Note payable and current



Inventories

118,309

93,515

   maturities of long-term debt

69,169

4,554

Deferred income taxes

21,280

21,977

Current maturities of other



Prepaid expenses and



   long-term obligations

3,016

373

   other current assets

32,944

26,926




      Current assets

458,887

404,940

      Current liabilities

454,400

395,885










Long-term debt

150,118

150,146




Capital lease obligations

169

226




Other long-term liabilities

61,179

57,281

Property and equipment – net

252,243

240,490

Deferred income taxes

60,142

55,433

Goodwill

287,092

288,348




Other assets

146,655

145,853

Parent Company shareholders'






   equity

418,724

420,359




Noncontrolling interest

145

301




Shareholders' equity

418,869

420,660




      Total liabilities and



Total assets

$1,144,877

$1,079,631

        shareholders' equity

$1,144,877

$1,079,631

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows




Six Months Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

June 29, 2013

June 30, 2012

Net cash flows from (to) operating activities

$(12,542)

$   5,684

Net cash flows from (to) investing activities:



   Capital expenditures

(39,306)

(25,066)

   Other

762

(651)

Net cash flows from (to) financing activities

43,055

2,279

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(8,031)

(17,754)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

41,782

72,812

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$  33,751

$  55,058

 

Business Segment Data





Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

June 29, 2013

June 30, 2012

June 29, 2013

June 30, 2012

Net sales:





  Office furniture

$436,169

$418,562

$802,001

$797,166

  Hearth products

74,529

61,838

150,994

128,446


$510,698

$480,400

$952,995

$925,612






Operating profit:





  Office furniture





    Operations before restructuring and impairment charges

$22,092

$22,350

$30,948

$31,102

    Restructuring and impairment charges

35

(292)

(121)

(1,189)

       Office furniture – net

22,127

22,058

30,827

29,913

  Hearth products

5,699

857

9,290

1,989

  Total operating profit

27,826

22,915

40,117

31,902

       Unallocated corporate expense

(10,238)

(12,182)

(21,975)

(21,408)

  Income before income taxes

$17,588

$10,733

$18,142

$10,494






Depreciation and amortization expense:





  Office furniture

$9,304

$8,320

$18,127

$16,881

  Hearth products

1,372

1,500

2,765

3,065

  General corporate

1,073

716

1,946

1,411


$11,749

$10,536

$22,838

$21,357






Capital expenditures – net:





  Office furniture

$15,533

$5,809

$26,177

$15,000

  Hearth products

1,176

577

2,233

953

  General corporate

6,553

5,862

10,896

9,113


$23,262

$12,248

$39,306

$25,066









As of

June 29, 2013

As of

June 30, 2012

Identifiable assets:





  Office furniture



$754,695

$692,732

  Hearth products



266,171

263,380

  General corporate



124,011

119,526




$1,144,877

$1,075,638

 

SOURCE HNI Corporation



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