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Note A - Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Note A - Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Jan. 02, 2021
Notes to Financial Statements  
Business Description and Basis of Presentation [Text Block]


Note A— Description of Business and Basis of Presentation


Delta Apparel, Inc. (collectively with DTG2Go, LLC, Salt Life, LLC, M.J. Soffe, LLC, and other subsidiaries, "Delta Apparel," "we," "us," "our," or the "Company") is a vertically-integrated, international apparel company. With approximately 7,700 employees worldwide, we design, manufacture, source, and market a diverse portfolio of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products under our primary brands of Salt Life®, COAST®, Soffe®, and Delta. We are a market leader in the on-demand, digital print and fulfillment industry, bringing DTG2Go's proprietary technology and innovation to the supply chain of our customers. We specialize in selling casual and athletic products through a variety of distribution channels and tiers, including outdoor and sporting goods retailers, independent and specialty stores, better department stores and mid-tier retailers, mass merchants and e-retailers, the U.S. military, and through our business-to-business digital platform. Our products are also made available direct-to-consumer on our ecommerce sites and in our branded retail stores. Our diversified distribution model allows us to capitalize on our strengths to provide our activewear and lifestyle apparel products to a broad and evolving customer base whose shopping preferences may span multiple retail channels. 


We design and internally manufacture the majority of our products. More than 90% of the apparel garments that we sell are sewn in our owned or leased facilities. This allows us to offer a high degree of consistency and quality, leverage scale efficiencies, and react quickly to changes in trends within the marketplace. We have manufacturing operations located in the United States, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico, and we use domestic and foreign contractors as additional sources of production. Our distribution facilities are strategically located throughout the United States to better serve our customers with same-day shipping on our catalog products and weekly replenishments to retailers.  We were incorporated in Georgia in 1999, and our headquarters is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Our common stock trades on the NYSE American under the symbol “DLA."


We operate on a 52-53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to September 30.  Our 2021 fiscal year is a 52-week year and will end on October 2, 2021, ("fiscal 2021"). Accordingly, this Form 10-Q presents our first quarter of fiscal 2021. Our 2020 fiscal year was a 53-week year and ended on October 3, 2020, ("fiscal 2020").  For presentation purposes herein, all references to periods ended December 2020 and December 2019 relate to the fiscal periods ended on January 2, 2021, and December 28, 2019, respectively.  References to September 2020 and September 2021 relate to information as of October 3, 2020 and October 2, 2021, respectively.


We prepared the accompanying interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with the instructions for Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") for complete financial statements. We believe these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include all normal recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation. Operating results for the three-month periods ended December 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for our fiscal year ending September 2021. Although our various product lines are sold on a year-round basis, the demand for specific products or styles reflects some seasonality, with sales in our June quarter generally being the highest and sales in our December quarter generally being the lowest. These Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and footnotes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended September 2020, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).


Our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of Delta Apparel and its wholly-owned and majority-owned domestic and foreign subsidiaries. We apply the equity method of accounting for our investment in 31% of the outstanding capital stock of a Honduran company. During the December 2020 quarter, we received dividends from the investment of $0.3 million. Our Ceiba Textiles manufacturing facility is leased under an operating lease arrangement with this Honduran company. During the December 2020 quarter, we paid approximately $0.8 million under this arrangement which included repayment of rent deferrals related to the June 2020 quarter. Payments of approximately $0.4 million were made during the December 2019 quarter.


We make available copies of materials we file with, or furnish to, the SEC free of charge at https://ir.deltaapparelinc.com. The information found on our website is not part of this, or any other, report that we file with, or furnish to, the SEC. In addition, we will provide upon request, at no cost, paper or electronic copies of our reports and other filings made with the SEC. Requests should be directed to: Investor Relations Department, Delta Apparel, Inc., 322 South Main Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. Requests can also be made by telephone to 864-232-5200, or via email at investor.relations@deltaapparel.com.