2014

Lakeland Industries, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results Reports Operating Income of $1.3 million in Q2

Sales up 4.9% consolidated and 22.0%, excluding Brazil, over Q2 last year

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced  financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2014 ended July 31, 2013.

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The Company completed a new financing of $15.0 million Senior debt and $3.5 million Junior debt during the recently completed second quarter. Excluding operations in Brazil, the Company is reporting the most profitable quarter in many years.

Financial Results Highlights-second quarter of fiscal 2014, and Recent Company Developments:


  • The Company has earned operating income in the US of $479,000 in Q2 of the fiscal year ending January 31, 2014, compared with an operating loss in the US of $787,000 in Q2 of last year.
  • Sales of Lakeland worldwide increased 4.9% and, excluding Brazil, increased 22.0% year over year.
  • Gross margin for Lakeland worldwide was 30.3%, the same as last year, but excluding Brazil, increased from 30.9% last year to 32.0% this year.
  • Operating expenses worldwide decreased by $814,000 and decreased as a percent of sales to 25.0% from 29.7% last year.  Operating expenses for Lakeland worldwide, excluding Brazil, decreased by $247,000 even as sales increased by $4,134,000. SGA as a percent of sales, excluding Brazil, decreased from 28.8% to 22.5%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to $1.9 million this year from $543,000 last year. Adjusted EBITDA for Lakeland worldwide, excluding Brazil, increased from $721,000 last year to $2,704,000 this year.
  • Most of this improvement was generated in the United States and China.
  • The Company believes it has now completely recovered from the loss of the DuPont license in July 2011, as far as gross margins and profitability.
  • Net sales (including Brazil) of $24.6 million in Q2FY14 compared with $23.5 million in Q2FY13.
  • Operating income of $1,297,000 Q2FY14 vs. operating income of $152,000 in Q2FY13, but this year includes $160,000 for plant relocation costs for its factory in Qingdao, China which has been sold.
  • Q2 of fiscal 2014 included a benefit for income taxes of $3.6 million, resulting from a reversal of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $4.5 million.
  • Q2 of fiscal 2013 was positively affected due to a $2.1 million adjustment due to the settlement of the Brazilian arbitration at less than the amount awarded.
  • Net profit of $4.2 million ($0.75 per share) this year vs. $3.3 million profit ($0.61 per share) last year.
  • The Company completed the sale of its plant in Qingdao, China and one of the plants in India.

 

 


Operating Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA - Lakeland Consolidated with and without Brazil (000's)*


Three Months Ended July 31 2013

||

Three Months Ended July 31 2012


Lakeland consolidated

Brazil**

Lakeland worldwide excluding Brazil

||

Lakeland consolidated

Brazil**

Lakeland worldwide excluding Brazil

Sales

24,639

1,701

22,938

||

23,499

4,698

18,801

Year over year growth (decline)

4.9%

(63.8)%

22.0%

||

-----

-----

-----









Gross profit

7,462

117

7,345

||

7,131

1,322

5,809

Gross margin

30.3%

6.9%

32.0%

||

30.3%

28.1%

30.9%

Operating expenses

6,165

998

5,167

||

6,979

1,565

5,414

    Operating expense as % of sales

25.0%

58.7%

22.5%

||

29.7%

33.3%

28.8%

Operating income (loss)

1,297

(881)

2,178

||

152

(243)

395

Less other expenses

(296)

(360)

64

||

1,750

1,750

-----

Other income

27

-----

27

||

(26)

-----

(26)

Add depreciation and amortization

343

77

266

||

371

65

306

   EBITDA

1,371

(1,164)

2,535

||

2,247

1,572

675





||




Equity compensation

84

-----

84

||

46


46

 Brazil arbitration judgment

-----

-----

-----

||

(2,126)

(2,126)

-----

Fees relating to financing

(75)

-----

(75)

||

-----

-----

-----

QingDao plant relocation costs and costs of sale

160

-----

160

||

-----

-----

-----

Brazil foreign exchange losses

360

360

-----

||

376

376

-----





||




   ADJUSTED EBITDA

1,900

(804)

2,704

||

543

(178)

721






Six Months Ended July 31 2013

||

Six Months Ended July 31 2012

Sales

46,376

3,484

42,892

||

47,480

9,888

37,592

Year over year growth (decline)

(2.3)%

(64.8)%

14.1%

||

-----

-----

-----





||




Gross profit

13,542

416

13,126

||

14,443

3,612

10,831

Gross margin

29.2%

11.9%

30.6%

||

30.4%

36.5%

28.8%

Operating expenses

12,482

2,227

10,255

||

14,266

3,481

10,785

    Operating expense as % of sales

26.9%

63.9%

23.9%

||

30.0%

35.2%

28.7%

Operating income (loss)

1,060

(1,811)

2,871

||

177

131

46

Less other expenses

(452)

(387)

(65)

||

(8,565)

(8,565)

-----

Other Income

28

-----

28

||

33

-----

33

Depreciation and Amortization

777

189

588

||

746

137

609

   EBITDA

1,413

(2,009)

3,422

||

(7,609)

(8,297)

688





||




Equity compensation

159

-----

159

||

177

-----

177

Brazil arbitration judgment

-----

-----

-----

||

7,874

7,874

-----

Additional Brazil severance

80

80

-----

||

-----

-----

-----

Financing Fees in  Other Expense (adjustments)

75

-----

75

||

-----

-----

-----

Qingdao plant relocation costs and costs of sale

480

-----

480

||

-----

-----

-----

Brazil Foreign Exchange losses

387

387

-----

||

692

692

-----





||




   ADJUSTED EBITDA

2,594

(1,542)

4,136

||

1,134

269

865

*This table is a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures.

**Brazil numbers, as presented in this table, include immaterial intercompany transactions.

Management's Comments

Christopher J. Ryan stated, "As I have said in previous public disclosures, our focus and time is being devoted to downsizing the expenses in Brazil to conform same to its existing sales and we hope to be there by our fiscal year end in January 2014.

"We decreased operating expenses by $1.8 million in the last six months and we will continue to reduce expenses where appropriate. In the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, we had $17.0 million of DuPont product revenues and $28.0 million of such revenues in FY11. In the current Q2, we lost $3.0 million in revenues in Brazilian operations compared to last year. We are responding by eliminating expenses that supported these revenues, while developing new revenues to replace these lost revenues. In spite of the lost DuPont and Brazilian revenues, overall sales increased 4.9% in Q2 of fiscal 2014 compared with Q2 last year. Most of the gains are in the US and China."

Financial Results Conference Call

Lakeland will host a conference call at 4:30 PM (EDT) today to discuss the Company's second quarter fiscal 2014 financial results. The conference call will be hosted by Christopher J. Ryan, Lakeland's President and CEO, and Gary Pokrassa, Lakeland's Chief Financial Officer.  Investors can listen to the call by dialing 800-860-2442 (Domestic), 412-858-4600 (International), or 1-866-605-3852 (Canada) Pass Code 10033395.

A conference call replay will be available by dialing 877-344-7529 (Domestic) or 412-317-0088 (International), Pass Code 10033395.

About Lakeland Industries, Inc.:
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE) manufactures and sells a comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market.  The Company's products are sold by a direct sales force and through independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers such as chemical/petrochemical, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, janitorial, pharmaceutical and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as hospitals and laboratories. In addition, Lakeland supplies federal, state, and local government agencies, fire and police departments, airport crash rescue units, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many other federal and state agencies.  For more information concerning Lakeland, please visit the Company online at www.lakeland.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions as described from time to time in Press Releases and Forms 8-K, registration statements, quarterly and annual reports and other reports and filings filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission or made by management.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address Lakeland's expectations of sources or uses for capital or which express the Company's expectation for the future with respect to financial performance or operating strategies can be identified as forward-looking statements.  As a result, there can be no assurance that Lakeland's future results will not be materially different from those described herein as "believed," "projected," "planned," "intended," "anticipated," "estimated" or "expected," or other words which reflect the current view of the Company with respect to future events.  We caution readers that these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company hereby expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events conditions or circumstances on which such statement is based.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and consolidated income, excluding Brazil. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that they provide useful information about operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company in this press release may be different from the methods used by other companies.

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures tables in this press release. These accompanying tables include details on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.

 


Lakeland Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands except share data)

 





July 31, 2013

January 31, 2013

ASSETS

(Unaudited)


Current assets



Cash and cash equivalents

$5,834

$6,737

 Accounts receivable, net

13,644

13,783

Inventories

40,418

39,271

Deferred income tax

3,861

-----

Assets of discontinued operations in India

206

813

Prepaid income tax

1,484

1,565

Other current assets

1,973

1,703

Total current assets

67,420

63,872

Property and equipment, net

12,461

14,090

Prepaid VAT and other taxes, noncurrent

2,402

2,461

Security deposits

1,189

1,546

Other assets, net

1,663

478

Goodwill

871

871

Total assets

$86,006

$83,318

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities



Accounts payable

$9,263

$6,704

Accrued compensation and benefits

991

976

Other accrued expenses

2,421

2,409

Liabilities of discontinued operations in India

-----

25

Current maturity of long-term debt

-----

100

Current maturity of arbitration settlement

1,000

1,000

Short-term borrowing      

2,340

1,579

Term loans to TD Bank

-----

5,550

Borrowings under revolving credit facility

10,403

9,559

Total current liabilities

26,418

27,902

Accrued arbitration award in Brazil (net of current maturities)

4,259

4,711

Canadian warehouse loan, net of current maturities

-----

1,298

Subordinated debt, net of OID

1,302

-----

Other liabilities - accrued legal fees in Brazil

76

87

VAT taxes payable long term

3,331

3,329

Total liabilities

35,385

37,327

Stockholders' equity:



Preferred stock, $.01 par; authorized 1,500,000 shares - (none issued)

-------

--------

Common stock, $.01 par; authorized 10,000,000 shares, issued 5,707,422 and

5,688,600; outstanding 5,350,981 and 5,332,159 at July 31, 2013 and January 31,

2013, respectively

57

57

Treasury stock, at cost; 356,441 shares at July 31, 2013 and January 31,

2013, respectively

(3,352)

(3,352)

Additional paid-in capital

53,341

50,973

Retained earnings deficit

2,854

(473)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,280)

(1,214)

Total stockholders' equity

50,620

45,991

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$86,006

$83,318

 

LAKELAND INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

Three months and six months ended July 31, 2013 and 2012

 





THREE MONTHS ENDED

SIX MONTHS ENDED


July 31,

July 31,


2013

2012

2013

2012

Net sales

$24,639

$23,499

$46,376

$47,480

Cost of goods sold

17,177

16,368

32,834

33,037

Gross profit

7,462

7,131

13,542

14,443

Operating expenses

6,165

6,979

12,482

14,266

Operating profit

1,297

152

1,060

177

Foreign exchange charge (loss) Brazil

(360)

(376)

(387)

(692)

Arbitration judgment in Brazil

--------

2,126

--------

(7,874)

Other expense and other income, net

91

(26)

(37)

33

Interest expense

(467)

(259)

(741)

(495)

Income (loss) before income taxes

561

1,617

(105)

(8,851)

Benefit from income taxes

3,610

27

3,432

373

Net income (loss)

$4,171

$1,644

$3,327

$(8,478)

Net income (loss) per common share





Basic

$0.75

$0.31

$0.61

$(1.62)

Diluted

$0.74

$0.30

$0.60

$(1.62)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:





Basic

5,559,573

5,271,997

5,445,348

5,235,957

Diluted

5,668,236

5,441,167

5,519,073

5,235,957

 

SOURCE Lakeland Industries, Inc.



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