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Unifi Announces First Quarter Results

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GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) today released preliminary operating results for its first fiscal quarter ended September 23, 2012.  The Company reported net income of $2.3 million, or $0.11 per share, which increased compared to net income of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per share, for the prior year fiscal quarter ended September 25, 2011.  Net sales increased $2 million, or 1.1%, to $173 million for the September 2012 quarter compared to net sales of $171 million for the September 2011 quarter. 

Highlights for the September 2012 quarter over prior year quarter results include:

  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) improved $5.7 million to $13.8 million;
  • Volume improved 6.7% primarily due to recovery in our international operations;
  • Gross profit improved $6.2 million as a result of volume and conversion margin improvements; and,
  • Interest expense dropped $2.9 million as a result of the $44 million reduction in outstanding debt since September 2011 and significantly lower borrowing rates from the debt refinancing in May 2012. 

Results for the quarter versus the prior year quarter were negatively impacted by a $3.8 million reduction in earnings from the Company's equity investment in Parkdale America, related primarily to softness in the cotton apparel market. 

"I am pleased with the strong start to our fiscal year, especially in what remains an uncertain economy and a relatively flat retail unit sales environment," said Bill Jasper, Chairman and CEO of Unifi. "Our focus remains on execution and continuously improving the things we can control, such as cost, inventory management and process efficiency and flexibility improvements.  As a result of this focus, we are beginning our 2013 fiscal year with a healthy balance sheet and a flexible capital structure to support our current strategies."

Cash-on-hand as of September 23, 2012 was $12.6 million, an increase of $1.7 million compared to $10.9 million cash-on-hand as of June 24, 2012.  Total debt at the end of the September 2012 quarter was $120.0 million with a weighted average interest rate of 4.2%.  

"Although September 2012 was a strong quarter for the Company and business fundamentals remain positive, we are cautious about the rest of the fiscal year," said Ron Smith, Chief Financial Officer of Unifi.  "We are entering the holiday season with an uncertain retail forecast and are expecting an escalating raw material cost environment over the next few months, which will put temporary pressure on margins.  Nevertheless, we feel confident in the strength of our underlying business and anticipate continued improvements in our international businesses as we move through the fiscal year."

The Company will provide additional commentary regarding its first quarter results during its earnings conference call on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  The call will be webcast live at http://investor.unifi.com/ and be available for replay approximately two hours after the live event and archived for up to twelve months.  Additional supporting materials and information related to the call, as well as the Company's financial results for the September 2012 quarter will also be available at http://investor.unifi.com/.

Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials. The Company adds value to the supply chain and enhances consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages. Key Unifi brands include, but are not limited to: AIO® - all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEK®, A.M.Y.®, MYNX® UV, REPREVE®, REFLEXX®, MICROVISTA® and SATURA®. Unifi's yarns and brands are readily found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications. For more information about Unifi, visit www.unifi.com, or to learn more about REPREVE®, visit the new website www.repreve.com.

 

Financial Statements to Follow

 


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)




September 23, 2012


June 24, 2012

ASSETS







Cash and cash equivalents


$

12,592


$

10,886

Receivables, net



95,549



99,236

Inventories



116,710



112,750

Income taxes receivable



382



596

Deferred income taxes



6,476



7,807

Other current assets



6,468



6,722

Total current assets



238,177



237,997








Property, plant and equipment, net



122,133



127,090

Deferred income taxes



1,414



1,290

Intangible assets, net



9,232



9,771

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates



95,185



95,763

Other non-current assets



10,169



10,322

Total assets


$

476,310


$

482,233








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY







Accounts payable


$

44,569


$

48,541

Accrued expenses



11,094



14,402

Income taxes payable



464



1,332

Current portion of long-term debt



7,200



7,237

Total current liabilities



63,327



71,512

Long-term debt



112,750



114,315

Other long-term liabilities



5,569



4,832

Deferred income taxes



831



794

Total liabilities



182,477



191,453

Commitments and contingencies














Common stock, $0.10 par (500,000,000 shares authorized,







20,095,094 and 20,090,094 shares outstanding)



2,010



2,009

Capital in excess of par value



35,100



34,723

Retained earnings



255,057



252,763

Accumulated other comprehensive income



445



28

Total Unifi, Inc. shareholders' equity



292,612



289,523

Non-controlling interest



1,221



1,257

Total shareholders' equity



293,833



290,780

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

476,310


$

482,233

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)

(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)




For The Three Months Ended



September 23, 2012


September 25, 2011

Net sales


$

172,900


$

171,013

Cost of sales



154,880



159,183

Gross profit



18,020



11,830

Selling, general and administrative expenses



11,147



10,371

Provision for bad debts



110



205

Other operating expense (income), net



581



(41)

Operating income



6,182



1,295








Interest income



(124)



(647)

Interest expense



1,444



4,380

Loss on extinguishment of debt



242



462

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



(671)



(3,459)

Income before income taxes



5,291



559

Provision for income taxes



3,233



273

Net income including non-controlling interest


$

2,058


$

286

Less: net (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest



(236)



Net income attributable to Unifi, Inc.


$

2,294


$

286








Net income attributable to Unifi, Inc. per common share:







Basic


$

0.11


$

0.01

Diluted


$

0.11


$

0.01

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(amounts in thousands)




For The Three Months Ended



September 23, 2012


September 25, 2011

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


$

10,886


$

27,490

Operating activities:







Net income including non-controlling interest



2,058



286

Adjustments to reconcile net income including

   non-controlling interest to net cash provided by

   operating activities:







Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



(671)



(3,459)

Dividends received from unconsolidated affiliates



2,224



2,005

Depreciation and amortization expense



6,517



6,782

Loss on extinguishment of debt



242



462

Non-cash compensation expense, net



621



243

Deferred income taxes



1,418



(718)

Other



23



63

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects 







   of foreign currency adjustments:







Receivables, net



3,602



403

Inventories



(4,003)



(7,386)

Other current assets and income taxes

   receivable



600



(129)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses



(7,204)



2,622

Income taxes payable



(1,046)



647

          Net cash provided by operating activities



4,381



1,821

Investing activities:







Capital expenditures



(1,091)



(1,122)

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates





(360)

Proceeds from sale of assets



36



173

Other



(41)



Net cash used in investing activities



(1,096)



(1,309)

Financing activities:







Payments of notes payable





(10,288)

Proceeds from revolving credit facilities



17,500



58,800

Payments on revolving credit facilities



(14,000)



(53,500)

Payments on term loans



(6,450)



Proceeds from related party term loan



1,250



Payments of debt financing fees



(46)



Contributions from non-controlling interest



200



Other



(9)



49

Net cash used in financing activities



(1,555)



(4,939)








Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and

   cash equivalents



(24)



(3,242)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash

   equivalents



1,706



(7,669)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

12,592


$

19,821

 

RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO UNIFI, INC. TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (Unaudited)

(amounts in thousands)


The reconciliations of Net income attributable to Unifi, Inc. to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA are as follows:




For the Three Months Ended



September 23, 2012


September 25, 2011

Net income attributable to Unifi, Inc.


$

2,294


$

286

Provision for income taxes



3,233



273

Interest expense, net



1,320



3,733

Depreciation and amortization expense



6,333



6,561

EBITDA



13,180



10,853








Loss on extinguishment of debt



242



462

Non-cash compensation expense, net



621



243

Other



453



43

Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates



14,496



11,601








Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



(671)



(3,459)

Adjusted EBITDA


$

13,825


$

8,142

 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Included in this presentation are certain non-GAAP financial measures designed to complement the financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP") because management believes such measures are useful to investors.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income or loss attributable to Unifi, Inc. before income tax expense, net interest expense, and depreciation and amortization expense (excluding interest portion of amortization).  Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude non-cash compensation expense net of distributions, gains or losses on extinguishment of debt and certain other adjustments.  Other adjustments include gains or losses on sales or disposals of property, plant and equipment, currency and derivative gains or losses, and certain other operating or non-operating income or expense items.  Adjusted EBITDA represents Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates adjusted to exclude equity in earnings and losses of unconsolidated affiliates.  We present Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of our operating performance and ability to service debt. We also present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe such measure is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry and in measuring the ability of issuers to meet debt service obligations.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA are alternative views of performance used by management and we believe that investors' understanding of our performance is enhanced by disclosing these performance measures.  Our management uses Adjusted EBITDA: (i) as a measurement of operating performance because it assists us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis as it removes the impact of (a) items directly related to our asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) and (b) unusual items that we would not expect to occur as a part of our normal business on a regular basis; (ii) for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; (iii) as a valuation measure for evaluating our operating performance and our capacity to incur and service debt, fund capital expenditures and expand our business; and (iv) as one measure in determining the value of other acquisitions and dispositions.  Adjusted EBITDA is also a key performance metric utilized in the determination of variable compensation.

We believe that the use of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates, and Adjusted EBITDA as operating performance measures provides investors and analysts with a measure of operating results unaffected by differences in capital structures, capital investment cycles, and ages of related assets, among otherwise comparable companies.  We also believe Adjusted EBITDA is an appropriate supplemental measure of debt service capacity, because cash expenditures on interest are, by definition, available to pay interest, and tax expense is inversely correlated to interest expense because tax expense decreases as deductible interest expense increases; depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges.  Equity in earnings and losses of unconsolidated affiliates is excluded because such earnings or losses do not reflect our operating performance.  The other items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are excluded in order to better reflect the performance of our continuing operations.

In evaluating EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates, and Adjusted EBITDA are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity.    

Each of our Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates measures has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • it does not reflect our cash expenditures, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • it does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • it does not reflect the significant interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and our Adjusted EBITDA (or our Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates) measure does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • it is not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows;
  • it does not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not indicative of our ongoing operations;
  • it does not reflect limitations on or costs related to transferring earnings from our subsidiaries to us; and
  • other companies in our industry may calculate this measure differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, neither of Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates should be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business or as a measure of cash that will be available to us to meet our obligations, including those under our outstanding debt obligations. You should compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about the financial condition and results of operations of Unifi, Inc. (the "Company") that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's beliefs and assumptions.  Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's judgment only as of the date hereof.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Factors that may cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to, availability, sourcing and pricing of raw materials, the success of our subsidiaries, pressures on sales prices and volumes due to competition and economic conditions, reliance on and financial viability of significant customers, operating performance of joint ventures, alliances and other equity investments, technological advancements, employee relations, changes in construction spending, capital expenditures and long-term investments (including those related to unforeseen acquisition opportunities), continued availability of financial resources through financing arrangements and operations, outcomes of pending or threatened legal proceedings, negotiation of new or modifications of existing contracts for asset management and for property and equipment construction and acquisition, regulations governing tax laws, other governmental and authoritative bodies' policies and legislation, and proceeds received from the sale of assets held for disposal.  In addition to these representative factors, forward-looking statements could be impacted by general domestic and international economic and industry conditions in the markets where the Company competes, such as changes in currency exchange rates, interest and inflation rates, recession and other economic and political factors over which the Company has no control.  Other risks and uncertainties may be described from time to time in the Company's other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

SOURCE Unifi, Inc.



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