|6 Months Ended
Mar. 30, 2019
|Segment Reporting [Abstract]
We operate our business in two segments, the Delta Group and the Salt Life Group. During fiscal year 2018, we made a strategic decision to re-align our business into segments that better reflect our operating model and allow us to better leverage and more efficiently manage our cost structure as we plan future growth. With this re-alignment, we changed and renamed our reportable segments to reflect how our Chief Operating Decision maker and management currently make financial decisions and allocate resources. We are now reporting our results under the Delta Group, comprising our Delta Activewear, DTG2Go and Soffe business units, and the Salt Life Group, comprising our Salt Life and Coast business units. Although the two segments are similar in their production processes and regulatory environments, they are distinct in their economic characteristics, products, marketing, and distribution methods.
The Delta Group is comprised of our business units primarily focused on core activewear styles, and includes our Delta Activewear (which includes Delta Catalog and FunTees), Soffe, and DTG2Go business units. We market, distribute and manufacture unembellished knit apparel under the main brands of Soffe®, Delta Platinum, Delta Pro Weight®, and Delta Magnum Weight® for sale to a diversified audience including sporting goods retailers, large licensed screen printers, specialty and resort stores, ad-specialty and promotional products businesses and the U.S. military. We also manufacture private label products for major branded sportswear companies, trendy regional brands, retailers, and sports licensed apparel marketers. Typically, our private label products are sold with value-added services such as hangtags, ticketing, hangers, and embellishment so that they are fully ready for retail. Using digital print equipment and its proprietary technology, DTG2Go embellishes garments to create private label, custom decorated apparel servicing the fast-growing e-retailer channels, as well as the ad-specialty, promotional products, screen print and retail marketplaces.
The Salt Life Group is comprised of our lifestyle brands focused on a broad range of apparel garments, headwear and related accessories to meet consumer preferences and fashion trends, and includes our Salt Life and Coast business units. These products are sold through specialty and boutique shops, traditional department stores, and outdoor retailers, as well as direct-to-consumer through branded ecommerce sites and branded retail stores. Products in this segment are marketed under our lifestyle brands of Salt Life® and COAST®, as well as other labels.
Our Chief Operating Decision Maker and management evaluate performance and allocate resources based on profit or loss from operations before interest, income taxes and special charges ("segment operating earnings"). Our segment operating earnings may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The accounting policies of our reportable segments are the same as those described in Note 2 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2018, filed with the SEC. Intercompany transfers between operating segments are transacted at cost and have been eliminated within the segment amounts shown in the following table (in thousands).
(1)The Delta Group operating income in the quarter ended December 29, 2018, included $2.5 million of expense for a litigation settlement related to the 2016 bankruptcy filing of The Sports Authority.
The following table reconciles the segment operating income to the consolidated income (loss) before provision for income taxes (in thousands):
The Delta Group segment assets have increased by approximately $27.3 million since September 29, 2018, to $311.2 million as of March 30, 2019, principally as a result of our recent digital print acquisition as well as from higher working capital from the seasonality of our business. See Note D—Acquisitions for further information on our recent digital print acquisition. The Salt Life Group segment assets have increased by $8.4 million since September 29, 2018, to $63.4 million as of March 30, 2019, primarily due to seasonal increase in working capital.