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McRae Industries, Inc. Reports Earnings For The Second Quarter And First Six Months Of Fiscal 2020

MOUNT GILEAD, N.C., March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- McRae Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets:  MCRAA and MCRAB) reported consolidated net revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 of $20,325,000 as compared to $20,738,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.  Net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 amounted to $576,000, or $0.25 per diluted Class A common share as compared to $68,000, or $0.03 per diluted Class A common share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

Consolidated net revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2020 totaled $42,998,000 as compared to $41,339,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2019.  Net earnings for the first six months of fiscal 2020 amounted to $1,568,000, or $0.67 per diluted Class A common share, as compared to net earnings of $924,000, or $0.39 per diluted Class A common share, for the first six months of fiscal 2019.

SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2020 COMPARED TO SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2019

Consolidated net revenues totaled $20.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 as compared to $20.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.  Sales related to our western/lifestyle boot products for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 totaled $12.7 million as compared to $12.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.  This increase in net revenues is primarily a result of increased sales in our premium western boots sales.  Revenues from our work boot products decreased approximately 13%, from $8.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 to $7.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020.  This was primarily a result of decreased sales in our military boots and the John Deere brand.

Consolidated gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 amounted to approximately $5.1 million as compared to $4.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Gross profit, as a percentage of net revenues, was up from 22.1% for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 to 24.9% for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. This is primarily due to the John Deere sales from last year being replaced by premium western boot sales with higher margins.

Consolidated selling, general and administrative expenses totaled approximately $4.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 as compared to $4.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. This decrease resulted primarily from decreased healthcare expenses and professional fees.

As a result of the above, the consolidated operating profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 amounted to $0.65 million as compared to $0.03 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

FIRST SIX MONTHS FISCAL 2020 COMPARED TO FIRST SIX MONTHS FISCAL 2019

Consolidated net revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2020 totaled $43.0 million as compared to $41.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019. Our western and lifestyle product sales totaled $26.6 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020 as compared to $24.6 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019, with the increase primarily resulting from an increase in sales over all western brands offset by a decrease in the John Deere brand. Net revenues from our work boot business decreased from $16.7 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019 to $16.5 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020. This decrease in work boot products net revenues resulted primarily from the exit of our John Deere brand, which was partially offset by increases in our Dan Post work boots and military boots.

Consolidated gross profit totaled $10.7 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020 as compared to $9.9 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019. Gross profit attributable to our western and lifestyle products totaled $9.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020, up from $8.2 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019. This increase in gross profit was attributable to John Deere sales from last year being replaced by premium western boot sales with higher margins.  Our work boot products gross profit declined from $1.6 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019 to $1.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020.

Consolidated selling, general and administrative expenses totaled approximately $8.9 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020 as compared to $8.8 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019. This increase resulted primarily from increased employee related expenses and advertising costs.

As a result of the above, the consolidated operating profit amounted to $1.8 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020 as compared to $1.1 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019.

Financial Condition and Liquidity

Our financial condition remained strong at February 1, 2020 as cash and cash equivalents totaled $17.3 million as compared to $12.8 million at August 3, 2019. Our working capital increased from $54.5 million at August 3, 2019 to $55.6 million at February 1, 2020.

We currently have two lines of credit totaling $6.75 million, all of which was fully available at February 1, 2020. One credit line totaling $1.75 million (which is restricted to one hundred percent of the outstanding receivables due from the Government) expires in January 2021. Our $5.0 million line of credit, which also expires in January 2021, is secured by the inventory and accounts receivable of our Dan Post Boot Company subsidiary. We believe that our current cash and cash equivalents, cash generated from operations, and available credit lines will be sufficient to meet our capital requirements for the remainder of fiscal 2020.

For the first six months of fiscal 2020, operating activities used approximately $0.5 million of cash. Net earnings, as adjusted for depreciation, contributed approximately $2.1 million of cash. Decreased inventory provided approximately $0.3 million of cash. Accounts receivable and other assets, accounts payable, employee benefit distributions, accrued payroll and payroll taxes, and income tax payments used approximately $2.9 million of cash.

Net cash provided by investing activities totaled approximately $5.7 million, primarily due to the sale of securities. 

Net cash used in financing activities totaled $0.6 million, which was used primarily for dividend payments.

COVID-19 Developments

During the past few weeks, we have been actively managing the fluid and rapidly developing COVID-19 situation.  We have formed teams that are meeting daily to review all of the developments that are affecting our operations and working diligently to find optimal solutions.  Our objective is to ensure the ongoing health of our employees, customers, and supply chain.  In that regard, we are taking the following precautionary steps:

  • Performing daily detailed cleaning and disinfections of our facilities
  • Prohibiting all non-essential visitors access to facilities
  • Having non-production employees work from home, when possible
  • Restricting non-essential domestic travel
  • Prohibiting any international travel

While Dan Post Boot Company and McRae Footwear are currently operating under standard procedures at the moment, things are changing quickly and we are preparing for these changes.  One such change has been a dramatic decrease in Dan Post Boot Company orders over the past week which we expect to continue while the COVID-19 situation persists.  This is expected to have a significant impact on our profitability in the third and fourth quarters of our current fiscal year.  We will manage this and other issues as they arise.

The McRae Industries team is committed to doing everything within our control to work our way through this pandemic with the best interest of our employees, customers, supply chain, and shareholders in mind.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those projected, estimated, assumed or anticipated in any such forward-looking statements include: uncertainties associated with COVID-19 or coronavirus, including its possible effects on our operations, supply chain, and the demand for our products and services, the effect of competitive products and pricing, risks unique to selling goods to the Government (including variation in the Government's requirements for our products and the Government's ability to terminate its contracts with vendors), changes in fashion cycles and trends in the western boot business, loss of key customers, acquisitions, supply interruptions, additional financing requirements, our expectations about future Government orders for military boots, loss of key management personnel, our ability to successfully develop new products and services, and the effect of general economic conditions in our markets.

McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)








February 1,
2020


August 3,
2019


ASSETS





Current assets: 










Cash and cash equivalents


$17,298


$12,799






Short term securities


7,193


13,209






Accounts and notes receivable, net


14,046


12,975






Inventories, net


19,474


19,761






Income tax receivable


560


406






Prepaid expenses and other current assets


646


634






Total current assets


59,217


59,784






Property and equipment, net


6,320


6,612






Other assets:










Deposits


14


14






Long term securities


4,164


4,032






Real estate held for investment


3,800


3,800






Amounts due from split-dollar life insurance


2,288


2,288






Trademarks


2,824


2,824






Total other assets


13,090


12,958






Total assets


$78,627


$79,354


 

 

McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)








February 1,
2020


August 3,
2019


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities: 










Accounts payable


$1,909


$3,403






Accrued employee benefits


285


460






Accrued payroll and payroll taxes


662


713






Other


770


751






Total current liabilities


3,626


5,327






Deferred tax liabilities


704


704






Total liabilities


4,330


6,031






Shareholders' equity:





Common Stock:





Class A, $1 par value; authorized 5,000,000 shares
   issued and outstanding, 1,966,526 and 1,967,559
   shares, respectively


1,966


1,967






Class B, $1 par value; authorized 2,500,000 shares;
   issued and outstanding, 373,675 and 373,675 shares,
   respectively


374


374






Unrealized gains(losses) on investments, net of tax


28


(12)






Retained earnings


71,929


70,994






Total shareholders' equity


74,297


73,323






Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$78,627


$79,354


 

 

McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


February 1,


January 26,


February 1,


January 26,

2020

2019

2020

2019









Net revenues

$20,325


$20,738


$42,998


$41,339









Cost of revenues

15,265


16,154


32,281


31,446









Gross profit

5,060


4,584


10,717


9,893









Selling, general and administrative expenses

4,409


4,551


8,878


8,767









Operating profit 

651


33


1,839


1,126









Other income

203


156


402


276









Earnings before income taxes

854


189


2,241


1,402









Provision for income taxes

278


121


673


478









Net earnings 

$576


$68


$1,568


$924

























Earnings per common share:
















     Diluted earnings per share:








        Class A

0.25


0.03


0.67


0.39

        Class B

NA


NA


NA


NA









Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:








       Class A

1,967,207


2,019,538


1,967,383


2,019,684

       Class B

373,675


374,196


373,675


374,217

        Total

2,340,882


2,393,734


2,341,058


2,393,901


 

 

McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)








Six Months Ended



February 1,


January 26,



2020

2019






Net cash provided by operating activities


(538)


2,893






Cash Flows from Investing Activities:










Proceeds from sale of land


7


0






Purchase of land for investment


(3)


(23)






Capital expenditures


(255)


(82)






Sale of securities


6,015


24






Purchase of securities


(93)


(7,396)






Net cash used in investing activities


5,671


(7,477)






Cash Flows from Financing Activities:










Repurchase of company stock


(26)


(26)






Dividends paid


(608)


(1,818)






Net cash used in financing activities


(634)


(1,844)






Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash equivalents


4,499


(6,428)






Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year


12,799


27,604






Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period


$17,298


$21,176


 

McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 (Unaudited)

1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Business

McRae Industries, Inc., (the "Company", which may be referred to as "we", "us" or "our"), is a Delaware corporation organized in 1983 and is the successor to a North Carolina corporation organized in 1959.  Our principal lines of business are: manufacturing and selling military combat boots and importing and selling western and work boots.

Principles of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of all of the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries and other businesses over which we exercise significant control.  All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of Estimates

The timely preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures.  Actual results could differ from those estimates. 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents consist of demand deposits with banks and certificates of deposit purchased with an original maturity date of three months or less.

Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable are stated at amounts expected to be collected from outstanding balances.  Probable uncollectible accounts are reserved for by a charge to earnings and a credit to the allowance for doubtful accounts based on the assessment of the current status of individual accounts.  Balances that are still outstanding after using reasonable collection efforts are written off through a charge to the allowance and a credit to accounts receivable.  The Company performs on-going credit evaluations of its customers' financial condition and establishes an allowance for losses on trade receivables based upon factors surrounding the credit risk of specific customers, historical trends, and other information.

Our western and work boot business records an allowance for sales returns which is calculated by applying historical return data to sales subject to potential returns.  The allowance for sales returns, which is different from the allowance noted in the preceding paragraph, is included as a component of the allowance presented on the balance sheet.

Inventories

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market value using the last-in, first-out (LIFO) method for military boots and using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method for all other inventories.  We regularly review our FIFO basis inventory quantities on hand and record a provision for excess and obsolete inventory based primarily on our estimated forecast and demand requirements for the next twelve months.  Actual demand and market conditions may be different from those projected by our management primarily as a result of fashion cycles and trends and the overall financial condition of competitors in the western and work boot business.

Marketable Securities

The Company determines the appropriate classification of its investments in debt and equity securities at the time of purchase and reevaluates such determinations at each balance sheet date.  Debt securities are classified as held to maturity when the Company has the positive intent and ability to hold securities to their maturity.  Held-to-maturity securities are recorded as either short term or long term on the consolidated balance sheets, based on their contractual maturity date and are stated at amortized cost.  Investments in debt or equity securities that are not classified as held-to-maturity are carried at fair value and classified as available-for-sale.  Realized and unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities are included in other comprehensive income. 

Long-Lived Assets and Other Intangibles

The Company reviews long-lived assets with estimable useful lives for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.  Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to undiscounted future net cash flows expected to be generated by the asset.  If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets.  Assets to be disposed of are reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value less cost to sell.

The Company tests identifiable intangible assets with an indefinite life for impairment annually.  Furthermore, such assets are required to be tested for impairment on an interim basis if an event or circumstance indicates that it is more likely than not an impairment loss has been incurred.  An impairment loss shall be recognized to the extent that the carrying amount of such assets exceeds its implied fair value.  Impairment losses shall be recognized in operations.  The Company's valuation methodology for assessing impairment requires management to make judgments and assumptions based on historical experience and projections of future operating performance.  If these assumptions differ materially from future results, the Company may record impairment charges in the future.  

Revenue Recognition

Sales of the Company are recognized as revenues when goods are shipped and title passes to the buyer.  Our military boot sales to the U.S. Government under our current contracts are recognized as revenues when the goods are received at their designated depot.

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method.  Federal and state income taxes are computed at current tax rates, less tax credits.  Taxes are adjusted both for items that do not have tax consequences and for the cumulative effect of any changes in tax rates from those previously used to determine deferred tax assets or liabilities.  Tax provisions include amounts that are currently payable, plus changes in deferred tax assets and liabilities that arise because of temporary differences between the time when items of income and expense are recognized for financial reporting and income tax purposes.  A valuation allowance is recorded to reduce the carrying amounts of deferred tax assets unless it is more likely than not such assets will be realized.

The Company follows the applicable authoritative guidance related to accounting for uncertainty in income tax reporting.  This guidance clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in the Company's financial statements. It also prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return.

The Company's policy is to recognize interest and penalties that would be assessed in relation to the settlement value of unrecognized tax benefits as a component of income tax expense.  The Company has recognized no interest or penalties since the adoption of the accounting guidance related to accounting for uncertainty in income taxes.

The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to U.S. federal income tax as well as income tax in multiple state jurisdictions.  With few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal or state income tax examinations for fiscal years ending before 2016.  However, to the extent allowed by law, the tax authorities may have the right to examine prior periods where net operating losses were generated and carried forward, and make adjustments up to the amount of the net operating loss carry forward amount.

Earnings per Share

Under our Articles of Incorporation, we may pay dividends on our Class A Common Stock in excess of the dividends we pay on our Class B Common Stock.  As a result, we have computed our earnings per share in compliance with the applicable authoritative guidance.  This guidance requires companies that have multiple classes of equity securities to use the "two class" or "if converted method" in computing earnings per share.

For our diluted earnings per share calculation, we use the if-converted method.  This calculation assumes that all Class B Common Stock is converted into Class A Common Stock.  As a result, there are no holders of Class B Common Stock to participate in undistributed earnings.  Furthermore, for Class A shares, distributed earnings with respect to Class A and all undistributed earnings are used to calculate diluted earnings per share.

Earnings per share has been presented in accordance with the applicable guidance.  We believe that the holders of Class A and Class B Common Stock have equal rights to the Company's undistributed earnings, and that our calculation best expresses economic reality.

Advertising

The Company charges advertising costs when incurred as a component of selling, general and administrative expenses.

Shipping and Handling

Shipping and handling costs that are charged to and reimbursed by the customer are recognized as revenues, while the related expenses, including buying, postage, external distribution and warehousing costs incurred by the Company are recorded as components of cost of goods sold in the consolidated statements of operations.

Split-Dollar Life Insurance

The Company is party to a split-dollar arrangement with respect to certain life insurance policies.  We record an amount that is to be realized under the split dollar agreement.  This amount is the actual premiums paid by the Company or the actual cash surrender value of the policy, whichever is less.

Real Estate Held for Investment

Real estate held for investment is land recorded at cost plus the cost of any improvements.  Land is reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable.

2. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

Property and equipment are recorded at cost.  Depreciation for financial reporting purposes is provided using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets.  Estimated useful lives range from three years for computer equipment to thirty-one and one-half years for buildings.  Expenditures for routine maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred.

3. NOTES PAYABLE AND LINES OF CREDIT

Lines of Credit

The Company has a $5,000,000 revolving line of credit with a bank.  The Company had no outstanding borrowings under this line of credit as of February 1, 2020 and August 3, 2019.  This line of credit provides for interest on outstanding balances to be paid monthly at the prime rate less 1.0%.  This line of credit expires in January 2021 and is secured by the inventory and accounts receivable of the Company's western and work boot subsidiary.

The Company has an additional $1,750,000 line of credit with a bank.  This line is restricted to 100% of the outstanding accounts receivable due from the U.S. Government.  There were no outstanding borrowings under this line of credit as of February 1, 2020 and August 3, 2019.  The line of credit expires in January 2021 and provides for interest on outstanding balances to be paid monthly at the prime rate. 

4. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

The Company's employee benefit program consists of an employee stock ownership plan, a 401-K retirement plan, a cash bonus program, incentive awards, and other specified employee benefits as approved by the Board of Directors.

The employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) covers substantially all employees.  Its principal investments include shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock of the Company and collective funds consisting of short-term cash, fixed-income, and equity investments.  T here have been no contributions to the ESOP in fiscal years 2020, 2019 or 2018.

The Company has a 401-K retirement plan, which covers substantially all employees.  Employees can contribute up to 25% of their annual salary to the plan. At its sole discretion, the Board of Directors determines the amount and timing of any Company matching contribution.

5. SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Common Stock

The Company's Bylaws provide for seven directors, two of whom are elected by the holders of the Class A Common Stock voting as a separate class, and five of whom are elected by the holders of the Class B Common Stock voting as a separate class.  On all other matters (except matters required by law or the Company's Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws to be approved by a different vote), the holders of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock vote together as a single class with each share of Class A Common Stock entitled to one-tenth vote and each share of Class B Common Stock entitled to one vote.  Each share of Class B Common Stock can be converted to Class A Common Stock on a share for share basis.  All dividends paid on Class B Common Stock must also be paid on Class A Common Stock in an equal amount.

The Company has adopted the McRae Industries, Inc. 1998 Incentive Equity Plan (the Plan).  Under the Plan, 100,000 shares of the Company's Class A Common Stock are reserved for issuance to certain key employees of the Company.  At February 1, 2020, there were 100,000 shares available for future grants under the Plan.

The common stock is currently quoted in the Pink Sheets and stockholders are able to trade their shares in the over-the-counter markets or private transactions.

6. FAIR VALU E OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

FASB ASC 820 "Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures" defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (that is, an exit price).  The exit price is based on the amount that the holder of the asset or liability would receive or need to pay in an actual transaction (or in a hypothetical transaction if an actual transaction does not exist) at the measurement date. In some circumstances, the entry and exit price may be the same; however, they are conceptually different.  The accounting standards also establish a three-level hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used in fair value measurements.  The hierarchy consists of three broad levels as follows:

Level 1 – Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
Level 2 – Observable inputs other than quoted prices within Level 1, such as quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data; and
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.  These include certain pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies and similar techniques that use significant unobservable inputs.

The fair values of the Company's available for sale securities are determined using quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities, which are classified as Level 1 inputs.

The amount due from Split-Dollar Life Insurance policies represents the value of the Company's rights under split-dollar arrangements.  Under these arrangements, the Company is entitled to be repaid cumulative premiums paid, or if less, the net cash surrender value of the policies.

7. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company leases administrative and sales office space in Clarksville, Tennessee for the western boot business from the President of Dan Post Boot Company. 

 

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