Delta Apparel Reports Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results
Strength in Digital Print and Expansion at Salt Life Drive Sales and Earnings Growth for Quarter
GREENVILLE, S.C., July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Apparel, Inc. (NYSE American: DLA), a leading provider of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2019 third quarter and nine months ended June 29, 2019.
Robert W. Humphreys, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our team delivered a strong quarter with accelerated sales growth and profitability, and we are pleased with the performance across both our Delta Group and Salt Life Group segments. Our DTG2Go digital print business continues to grow rapidly and our investments in that area are allowing us to capitalize on the disruption digital print technology is driving on graphic tees. Our Salt Life business also executed a great quarter, with strong performance across all of its major sales channels. We continue to be encouraged by the apparel growth we are seeing with regional and national retailers across multiple geographies.”
Mr. Humphreys continued, “The successes we are seeing across our business validate our focus on expanding our go-to-market strategies and sales channels as well as investing in manufacturing technology and distribution speed. We look forward to closing our fiscal year with more positive momentum.”
For the third quarter ended June 29, 2019:
- Net sales were $119.3 million, up 6.3% from $112.2 million in the prior year third quarter. Net sales in the Delta Group segment increased 5% over the prior year period and net sales in the Salt Life Group segment increased 18% from the prior year period.
- Gross profit was $24.8 million, an increase of 2.2% compared to $24.3 million in the prior year third quarter. As expected, gross margin sequentially improved 240 basis points from the second quarter to 20.8% in the third quarter.
- Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses as a percentage of sales improved 100 basis points to 15%, compared to 16% in the prior year third quarter.
- Other income included a $1.3 million discrete gain in the Salt Life Group segment realized from the settlement of a commercial litigation matter. Net of related expenses that are included in SG&A, the matter resulted in an improvement to operating income of $1.0 million, or approximately $0.10 diluted earnings per share.
- Operating income for the quarter was $8.4 million compared to $6.7 million in the prior year third quarter, with the increase driven by profitability growth in both segments along with the above-referenced discrete gain.
- Net income for the quarter was $4.9 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, compared to the prior year period of $4.6 million, or $0.62 per diluted share.
For the nine months ended June 29, 2019:
- Net sales were $323.8 million, up 7% from $302.5 million in the comparable period last year.
- Gross profit was $62.3 million compared to $62.9 million in the comparable period last year and gross margin was 19.2% compared to 20.8% in the prior year period.
- SG&A expenses as a percentage of sales improved 40 basis points to 16%, compared to 16.4% in the prior year period.
- Operating income was $11.3 million compared to $14.0 million in the comparable period last year, with the majority of the decrease attributable to a discrete expense of $2.5 million taken during the first quarter in connection with the resolution of a customer bankruptcy matter within the Delta Group segment.
- Net income for the period was $4.7 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to the prior year period’s net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.25 per diluted share.
During the quarter, the Company spent approximately $6.6 million on capital expenditures and $308 thousand to repurchase 14,000 shares of its stock. Total debt, including capital lease financing, as of the end of the first nine months of fiscal 2019 was $149 million, up approximately $33 million from the end of the prior year period. The majority of the increase was driven by debt of $18 million incurred in connection with the Company’s recent digital print acquisitions, with the remainder attributable to higher working capital and investments in capacity to support the acquired businesses and other growth initiatives. Total inventory at the end of the first nine months of fiscal 2019 was $177.8 million compared with $169.6 million a year ago due primarily to increased units on hand from the recent digital print acquisitions as well as higher average cost per unit from the stronger mix of fashion basics, fleece and performance products in inventory to support the growth in these categories.
The Company will hold a conference call with senior management to discuss its financial results today at 4:30 PM ET. The Company invites you to join the call by dialing 800-347-6311. If calling from outside the United States, please dial 323-994-2131. A live webcast of the conference call will be available at www.deltaapparelinc.com. Please visit the website at least 15 minutes early to register for the teleconference webcast and download any necessary software. A replay of the call will be available through August 31, 2019. To access the telephone replay, participants should dial toll-free 844-512-2921. International callers can dial 412-317-6671. The access code for the replay is 8758320.
About Delta Apparel, Inc.
Delta Apparel, Inc., along with its operating subsidiaries, Salt Life, LLC, M. J. Soffe, LLC, and DTG2Go, LLC, is an international design, marketing, manufacturing, and sourcing company that features a diverse portfolio of core activewear and lifestyle apparel and related accessory products. The Company specializes in selling casual and athletic products through a variety of distribution channels and distribution tiers, including department stores, mid and mass channels, e-retailers, sporting goods and outdoor retailers, independent and specialty stores, and the U.S. military. The Company’s products are also available direct-to-consumer at its branded retail stores and on its websites at www.saltlife.com, www.coastapparel.com, www.soffe.com and www.deltaapparel.com. The Company’s operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, and it employs approximately 8,300 people worldwide. Additional information about the Company is available at www.deltaapparelinc.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated or forecasted results, including, but not limited to, the volatility and uncertainty of cotton and other raw material prices; the general U.S. and international economic conditions; competitive conditions in the apparel industry; restrictions on our ability to borrow capital or service our indebtedness; deterioration in the financial condition of our customers and suppliers and changes in the operations and strategies of our customers and suppliers; changing consumer preferences or trends; our ability to successfully open and operate new retail stores; changes in economic, political or social stability at our offshore locations; significant interruptions within our manufacturing or distribution facilities or other operations; our ability to attract and retain key management; significant changes in our effective tax rate; interest rate fluctuations increasing our obligations under our variable rate indebtedness; the ability to raise additional capital; the ability to grow, achieve synergies and realize the expected profitability of acquisitions; the volatility and uncertainty of energy, fuel and other costs; material disruptions in our information systems; compromises of our data security; significant litigation in either domestic or international jurisdictions; recalls, claims and negative publicity associated with product liability issues; the ability to protect our trademarks and other intellectual property; and the other factors set forth in the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as may be required by law, Delta Apparel, Inc. expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Deborah Merrill, 864-232-5200 x6620
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|SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA:|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|Jun 29, 2019||Jun 30, 2018||Jun 29, 2019||Jun 30, 2018|
|Cost of Goods Sold||94,470||87,919||261,505||239,660|
|Selling, General and Administrative||17,931||17,936||51,771||49,654|
|Other Income, Net||(1,477||)||(341||)||(574||)||(805||)|
|Interest Expense, Net||1,989||1,522||5,739||4,207|
|Income Before Provision for Income Taxes||6,347||5,146||5,332||9,812|
|Provision for Income Taxes||1,510||596||896||11,583|
|Consolidated Net Income (Loss)||4,837||4,550||4,436||(1,771||)|
|Net Loss Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest||(89||)||-||(283||)||-|
|Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Shareholders||$||4,926||$||4,550||$||4,719||$||(1,771||)|
|Weighted Average Shares Outstanding|
|Net Income (Loss) per Common Share|
|Jun 29, 2019||Sep 29, 2018||Jun 30, 2018|
|Income Tax Receivable||-||38||-|
|Prepaids and Other Assets||3,384||3,062||3,881|
|Total Current Assets||250,297||225,422||236,442|
|Property, Plant & Equipment, Net||58,422||52,114||50,794|
|Goodwill and Other Intangibles, Net||59,957||53,715||51,294|
|Deferred Income Taxes||1,053||1,374||1,488|
|Investment in Joint Venture||10,038||8,980||4,590|
|Other Noncurrent Assets||1,658||2,004||2,355|
|Total Noncurrent Assets||131,128||118,187||110,521|
|Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses||$||65,069||$||64,750||$||66,018|
|Income Tax Payable||593||-||291|
|Current Portion of Contingent Consideration||2,790||638||-|
|Current Portion of Capital Lease Financing||6,084||3,846||3,309|
|Current Portion of Long-Term Debt||7,040||6,577||6,156|
|Total Current Liabilities||81,576||75,811||75,774|
|Long-Term Taxes Payable||3,492||4,259||7,414|
|Long-Term Contingent Consideration||6,604||9,904||-|
|Long-Term Capital Lease Financing||13,012||9,302||8,007|
|Deferred Income Taxes||2,036||2,132||-|
|Other Noncurrent Liabilities||1,184||-||7,200|
|Total Noncurrent Liabilities||149,564||117,680||121,479|
|Additional Paid-In Capital||59,602||61,979||61,318|
|Equity Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest||(190||)||93||-|
|Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income||(887||)||136||267|
|Equity Attributable to Delta Apparel, Inc.||150,285||150,118||149,710|
|Total Liabilities and Equity||$||381,425||$||343,609||$||346,963|
Released July 31, 2019