Interface Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

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ATLANTA, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interface, Inc. (TILE), a worldwide carpet tile company and global leader in sustainability, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2014.

"Second quarter results are a vast improvement over the slow start to the year that we saw in the first quarter," said Daniel T. Hendrix, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "Strong sales in the corporate office market in Europe, mostly in the U.K. and Germany, were accompanied by continued steady growth in our Americas business, which made considerable gains in non-office segments.  In our Asia-Pacific division, Australia and China contributed to the top line improvement, while Southeast Asia remained relatively even year-over-year.  On a consolidated basis, orders continued to grow at a robust pace, up 10% to an all-time high of $284 million, giving us more optimism about the second half of the year."

SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL SUMMARY & HIGHLIGHTS

Sales:  Sales for the second quarter of 2014 were up 7.0% to $260.6 million, compared with $243.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. 

  • Sales in our Americas business increased 4% year-over-year, with most of the growth coming in non-office segments.  The hospitality (up 30%), retail (up 21%) and education (up 7%) segments had the largest percentage gains, with government (down 4%) and healthcare (down 2%) being the only declining segments.  The corporate office segment grew less than 1% compared with the second quarter last year.  FLOR sales were disappointing, down 9% year-over-year.
  • Our Europe business showed the most momentum, with sales up 15% (or 9% in local currency), mainly due to strength in the U.K., Ireland and Germany.  The corporate office segment (up 18%) led the gains.    
  • Sales were up 5% in the Asia-Pacific region, with Australia bouncing back and approaching revenue levels that existed prior to the 2012 plant fire.  China also contributed to the growth, with Southeast Asia remaining flat.

Operating Income:  Second quarter 2014 operating income increased to $24.3 million, or 9.3% of sales, compared with $21.8 million, or 9.0% of sales, in the second quarter last year.  Gross profit margin was 34.7% in the second quarter of 2014, compared with 35.4% in the prior year period, but represented an improvement of 60 basis points sequentially compared with the first quarter this year.  SG&A expenses were $66.0 million, or 25.3% of sales, in the second quarter of 2014, versus $64.4 million, or 26.5% of sales, in the second quarter of 2013.  The year-over-year SG&A percentage improvement was mostly due to improved sales volume, reduced equity compensation, and reduced marketing activity in Europe.

Net Income:  Net income during the second quarter of 2014 increased to $13.1 million, or $0.20 per share, compared with net income of $11.0 million, or $0.17 per share, in the second quarter last year.

Patrick C. Lynch, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, commented, "We're generally pleased with our top line performance in the second quarter, and we continued on the path of sequential gross margin improvement while keeping our SG&A expenses contained in relation to our sales level.  We're also pleased about the substantial progress in Australia, with sales approaching pre-fire levels and operations beginning to normalize as we complete the ramp up of the Minto plant.  With strong order momentum pointing to higher sales, our focus for the remainder of the year will be on expanding gross margin and keeping SG&A in check."

YEAR TO DATE 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Sales:  For the first six months of 2014, sales increased 5.7% to $479.6 million, compared with $453.9 million in the first six months last year.

Operating Income:  Operating income for the 2014 six-month period was $36.4 million, or 7.6% of sales.  Operating income in the first six months of 2013 was $35.8 million, or 7.9% of sales.

Net Income:  The Company reported net income of $17.1 million, or $0.26 per share, for the first six months of 2014.  This compares with net income of $16.1 million, or $0.24 per share, in the first six months of 2013, excluding a previously-reported tax dispute resolution benefit of $1.9 million, or $0.03 per share. With the tax resolution benefit included, net income in the first six months of 2013 was $18.0 million, or $0.27 per share

Mr. Hendrix concluded, "We expect the second half of the year to be better than the first, based on strong demand in Europe and steady performance in our U.S. business, which has yet to see a true office market rebound this year.  We also expect to improve gross margin, as we complete the Minto plant ramp-up and rebalancing of production in the Asia-Pacific region, alongside our lean manufacturing and other efficiency and cost reduction initiatives worldwide.  SG&A will be closely scrutinized, with a prioritization of investments having short-term paybacks.  Another of our top priorities in the third quarter will be a restructuring of FLOR with management changes and a renewed emphasis on attracting and retaining customers, expanding its store footprint, and driving its growth and profitability."

Webcast and Conference Call Information                                                           

The Company will host a conference call tomorrow morning, July 24, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its second quarter 2014 results.  The conference call will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet.  Listeners may access the conference call live over the Internet at the following address:

http://www.media-server.com/m/acs/f739be59e013325bc2a4694c3390ac46 or through the Company's website at: http://www.interfaceglobal.com/Investor-Relations.aspx. The archived version of the webcast will be available at these sites for one year beginning approximately one hour after the call ends.

Interface, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet, which it markets under the Interface and FLOR brands. The Company is committed to the goal of sustainability and doing business in ways that minimize the impact on the environment while enhancing shareholder value. 

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

Except for historical information contained herein, the other matters set forth in this news release are forward‑looking statements.  The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including risks and uncertainties associated with economic conditions in the commercial interiors industry as well as the risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2013, which discussion is incorporated herein by this reference, including, but not limited to, the discussion of specific risks and uncertainties under the headings "Sales of our principal products have been and may continue to be affected by adverse economic cycles in the renovation and construction of commercial and institutional buildings," "We compete with a large number of manufacturers in the highly competitive commercial floorcovering products market, and some of these competitors have greater financial resources than we do," "Our success depends significantly upon the efforts, abilities and continued service of our senior management executives and our principal design consultant, and our loss of any of them could affect us adversely," "Our substantial international operations are subject to various political, economic and other uncertainties that could adversely affect our business results, including by restrictive taxation or other government regulation and by foreign currency fluctuations," "The worldwide financial and credit crisis could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations," "Concerns regarding the European sovereign debt crisis and market perceptions about the instability of the euro, the potential re-introduction of individual currencies within the Eurozone, or the potential dissolution of the euro entirely, could adversely affect our business, results of operations or financial condition," "Large increases in the cost of petroleum-based raw materials could adversely affect us if we are unable to pass these cost increases through to our customers," "Unanticipated termination or interruption of any of our arrangements with our primary third party suppliers of synthetic fiber could have a material adverse effect on us," "We have a significant amount of indebtedness, which could have important negative consequences to us," "The market price of our common stock has been volatile and the value of your investment may decline," "Our earnings in a future period could be adversely affected by non-cash adjustments to goodwill, if a future test of goodwill assets indicates a material impairment of those assets," and "Our Rights Agreement could discourage tender offers or other transactions for our stock that could result in shareholders receiving a premium over the market price for our stock."  Any forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and, as such, speak only as of the date made.  The Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking statements made in this press release and cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements.

- TABLES FOLLOW –

 


Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

(In thousands, except per share data)

06/29/14


06/30/13


06/29/14


06/30/13









Net Sales

$ 260,624


$ 243,483


$ 479,616


$ 453,852

Cost of Sales

170,239


157,250


314,545


296,367

    Gross Profit

90,385


86,233


165,071


157,485

Selling, General & Administrative Expenses

66,042


64,430


128,701


121,688

    Operating Income

24,343


21,803


36,370


35,797

Interest Expense

5,420


5,907


10,918


12,065

Other Expense (Income)

(128)


(2)


(154)


405

    Income Before Taxes

19,051


15,898


25,606


23,327

Income Tax Expense

5,980


4,933


8,510


5,365

NET INCOME

$   13,071


$   10,965


$  17,096


$  17,962









Earnings Per Share – Basic

$0.20


$0.17


$0.26


$0.27









Earnings Per Share – Diluted

$0.20


$0.17


$0.26


$0.27









Common Shares Outstanding – Basic

66,473


66,180


66,472


66,148

Common Shares Outstanding – Diluted

66,550


66,329


66,558


66,297









Orders from Continuing Operations

$ 283,700


$ 258,500


$ 524,200


$ 479,500

 

 

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets





(In thousands)


06/29/14


12/29/13

Assets





Cash


$ 50,012


$ 72,883

Accounts Receivable


149,927


131,936

Inventory


172,452


149,643

Other Current Assets


34,247


33,643

Total Current Assets


406,638


388,105

Property, Plant & Equipment


242,132


230,845

Other Assets


174,713


177,385

Total Assets


$ 823,483


$ 796,335






Liabilities





Accounts Payable


$  57,062


$  52,515

Accrued Liabilities


78,452


77,672

Total Current Liabilities


135,514


130,187

Senior Notes


247,500


247,500

Long-Term Debt


31,513


26,326

Other Long-Term Liabilities


50,991


51,535

Total Liabilities


465,518


455,548

Shareholders' Equity


357,965


340,787

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


$ 823,483


$ 796,335

 

 

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(In millions)

06/29/14

06/30/13

06/29/14

06/30/13






Net Income


$13.1


$11.0


$17.1


$18.0

Depreciation and Amortization


7.2


9.0


16.0


15.7

Deferred Income Taxes and Other Non-Cash Items


0.4


1.9


0.2


3.3

Change in Working Capital









Accounts Receivable

(20.5)


(19.3)


(12.4)


2.6


Inventories

(2.0)


(2.6)


(21.9)


(19.7)


Prepaids and Other Current Assets

(0.1)


(4.3)


(0.1)


(14.6)


Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

5.3


4.3


1.9


(14.3)


Cash Provided from (Used in) Operating Activities


3.4


0.0


0.8


(9.0)

Cash Used in Investing Activities


(13.7)


(0.2)


(23.7)


(15.6)

Cash Used in Financing Activities


(2.4)


(1.3)


(0.2)


(2.1)

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash


0.2


(2.2)


0.2


(2.5)

Net Decrease in Cash


$(12.5)


$(3.7)


$(22.9)


$(29.2)

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Performance Measures to

GAAP Performance Measures

(In millions, except per share amounts)



Six Months Ended

06/30/13

Net Income Excluding Tax Dispute Resolution

$16.1

Tax Dispute Resolution

1.9

Net Income, As Reported

$18.0




Six Months Ended

06/30/13

Earnings per Share Excluding Tax Dispute Resolution

$0.24

Tax Dispute Resolution

0.03

Earnings per Share, As Reported

$0.27

 

The Company believes that the above non-GAAP performance measures, which management uses in managing and evaluating the Company's business, may provide users of the Company's financial information with additional meaningful bases for comparing the Company's current results and results in a prior period, as these measures reflect factors that are unique to one period relative to the comparable period.  However, these non‑GAAP performance measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.  Tax effects identified above (when applicable) are calculated using the statutory tax rate for the jurisdictions in which the charge or income occurred.

 

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