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Superior Group of Companies, Inc. Reports Operating Results For the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2021

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Compared to the second quarter 2020:

  • Net Sales increased by 23.1% excluding PPE sales

  • The Office Gurus net sales increased 72.6%

  • BAMKO net sales increased 85.2% excluding PPE sales

SEMINOLE, Fla., July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Group of Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGC), today announced its second quarter operating results for 2021.

The Company announced that for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, net sales decreased 17.9% to $130.8 million, compared to second quarter 2020 net sales of $159.4 million. Pretax Income was $5.5 million compared to $18.9 million in the second quarter of 2020. Net income was $4.6 million or $0.28 per diluted share compared to $15.2 million, or $1.00 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2020. In the second quarter of 2021, the Company terminated its two noncontributory qualified defined benefit pension plans, which were fully funded. Consequently, the Company recognized a pre-tax settlement charge of $6.9 million during the second quarter of 2021. Net of related tax benefits, this charge reduced net income per diluted share by $0.39. The pension plan terminations did not require a cash outlay by the Company. Absent the non-cash charge for the pension plan terminations, we would have reported $0.67 net income per diluted share for the quarter.

Michael Benstock, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are extremely excited by the exceptional momentum of our core businesses which face the most attractive outlook in our Company’s history. We are now at a stage where we believe that sales of any significant amount of crisis personal protective equipment (PPE) are behind us, and we are laser focused on our core products and services. Excluding the impact of PPE sales, we saw tremendous growth in our promotional products segment and our remote staffing solutions segment. This represented BAMKO’s third consecutive quarter of record quarterly sales of core promotional products. BAMKO finished the quarter with the largest backlog of sales in the history of the segment, with the backlog comprised of 99.6% of core promotional products. Additionally, The Office Gurus added significantly more new seats in the second quarter than we had originally forecasted for the full year. Uniform segment net sales, excluding PPE sales, were down slightly due to the significant pandemic demand for our core healthcare products in the second quarter of 2020. We were able to replace the vast majority of these sales with increased demand from our non-essential markets and sales from additional channels in our healthcare business. We are well positioned with strong tailwinds in all of our core businesses and expect to continue to report strong sales and earnings for the balance of 2021. We now expect net sales for 2021 to approach $525 million. For perspective, the full year 2020 included total PPE sales of $131.1 million and full year 2021 sales of PPE are expected to be less than $45 million.”

CONFERENCE CALL

Superior Group of Companies will hold a conference call on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s results. Interested individuals may join the teleconference by dialing (844) 861-5505 for U.S. dialers and (412) 317-6586 for International dialers. The Canadian Toll Free number is (866) 605-3852. Please ask to be joined into the Superior Group of Companies call. The live webcast and archived replay can also be accessed in the investor information section of the Company's website at https://ir.superiorgroupofcompanies.com/Presentations.

A telephone replay of the teleconference will be available one hour after the end of the call through 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 11, 2021. To access the replay, dial (877) 344-7529 in the United States or (412) 317-0088 from international locations. Canadian dialers can access the replay at (855) 669-9658. Please reference conference number 10158424 for all replay access.

Disclosure Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this Form 10-Q are “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by use of the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” “project,” “potential,” or “plan” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may include, without limitation: (1) the projected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our, our customers’, and our suppliers’ businesses, (2) projections of revenue, income, and other items relating to our financial position and results of operations, (3) statements of our plans, objectives, strategies, goals and intentions, (4) statements regarding the capabilities, capacities, market position and expected development of our business operations, and (5) statements of expected industry and general economic trends.

Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may materially adversely affect the anticipated results. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the impact of competition; the effect of uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including existing and possible future variants, on the United States of America (“U.S.” or “United States”) and global markets, our business, operations, customers, suppliers and employees, including without limitation the length and scope of restrictions imposed by various governments and organizations and the success of efforts to deliver effective vaccines on a timely basis to a number of people sufficient to prevent or substantially lower the severity of incidents of infection or variants, among other factors; our ability to navigate successfully the challenges posed by current global supply disruptions; general economic conditions, including employment levels, in the areas of the United States in which the Company’s customers are located; changes in the healthcare, retail, hotels, food service, transportation and other industries where uniforms and service apparel are worn; our ability to identify suitable acquisition targets, successfully integrate any acquired businesses, successfully manage our expanding operations, or discover liabilities associated with such businesses during the diligence process; the price and availability of cotton and other manufacturing materials; attracting and retaining senior management and key personnel and other factors described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section herein and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements made herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this Form 10-Q and we disclaim any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.

About Superior Group of Companies, Inc. (SGC):

Superior Group of Companies formerly Superior Uniform Group, established in 1920, is a combination of companies that help our customers unlock the power of their brands by creating extraordinary brand engagement experiences for their employees and customers. We provide customized support for each of our divisions through our shared services model.

Fashion Seal Healthcare®, HPI® and WonderWink® are our core uniform brands. Each is one of America’s leading providers of uniforms and image apparel in the markets we serve. We specialize in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing, and state-of-the-art distribution. Every workday, more than 7 million Americans go to work wearing a uniform from Superior Group of Companies.

BAMKO®, Tangerine Promotions®, Public Identity® and Gifts By Design are our signature promotional product companies. We provide unique custom branding, design, sourcing, and marketing solutions to some of the world’s most successful brands.

The Office Gurus® is a global provider of custom call and contact center support. As a true strategic partner, The Office Gurus implements customized solutions for our customers in order to accelerate their growth and improve our customers’ service experiences.

SGC’s commitment to service, technology, quality and value-added benefits, as well as our financial strength and resources, provides unparalleled support for our customers’ diverse needs while embracing a “Customer 1st, Every Time!” philosophy and culture in all of our business segments.

Visit www.superiorgroupofcompanies.com for more information.

Contact:

Andrew D. Demott, Jr.

Hala Elsherbini

COO, CFO & Treasurer

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Three Part Advisors

727-803-7135

Senior Managing Director

214-442-0016

Comparative figures are as follows:

SUPERIOR GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)


Three Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

Net sales

$

130,787

$

159,359

Costs and expenses:

Cost of goods sold

83,629

103,421

Selling and administrative expenses

33,906

36,298

Other periodic pension costs

440

333

Pension plan termination charge

6,945

-

Interest expense

330

433

125,250

140,485

Income before taxes on income

5,537

18,874

Income tax expense

960

3,700

Net income

$

4,577

$

15,174

Net income per share:

Basic

$

0.30

$

1.01

Diluted

$

0.28

$

1.00

Weighted average shares outstanding during the period:

Basic

15,433,412

15,016,062

Diluted

16,087,736

15,171,086

Cash dividends per common share

$

0.12

$

-


SUPERIOR GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

Net sales

$

271,634

$

253,604

Costs and expenses:

Cost of goods sold

175,433

164,215

Selling and administrative expenses

69,017

63,787

Other periodic pension costs

869

618

Pension plan termination charge

6,945

-

Interest expense

605

1,493

252,869

230,113

Income before taxes on income

18,765

23,491

Income tax expense

3,710

4,950

Net income

$

15,055

$

18,541

Net income per share:

Basic

$

0.98

$

1.23

Diluted

$

0.94

$

1.22

Weighted average shares outstanding during the period

Basic

15,327,374

15,020,457

Diluted

16,039,605

15,185,992

Cash dividends per common share

$

0.22

$

0.10


SUPERIOR GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and par value data)


June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

7,530

$

5,172

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $5,466 and $7,667, respectively

101,591

101,902

Accounts receivable - other

2,999

1,356

Inventories

98,572

89,766

Contract assets

41,151

39,231

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

13,805

11,030

Total current assets

265,648

248,457

Property, plant and equipment, net

45,070

36,644

Operating lease right-of-use assets

5,872

3,826

Intangible assets, net

60,476

58,746

Goodwill

38,618

36,116

Other assets

13,062

10,135

Total assets

$

428,746

$

393,924

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

38,039

$

39,327

Other current liabilities

33,790

44,670

Current portion of long-term debt

15,286

15,286

Current portion of acquisition-related contingent liabilities

3,362

5,589

Total current liabilities

90,477

104,872

Long-term debt

98,205

72,372

Long-term pension liability

14,443

14,574

Long-term acquisition-related contingent liabilities

-

1,892

Long-term operating lease liabilities

1,952

1,599

Deferred tax liability

1,353

450

Other long-term liabilities

8,801

6,535

Commitments and contingencies (Note 6)

Shareholders’ equity:

Preferred stock, $.001 par value - authorized 300,000 shares (none issued)

-

-

Common stock, $.001 par value - authorized 50,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 15,824,530 and 15,391,660 shares, respectively.

16

15

Additional paid-in capital

65,578

61,844

Retained earnings

153,412

141,972

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

Pensions

(4,563

)

(10,898

)

Cash flow hedges

58

69

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(986

)

(1,372

)

Total shareholders’ equity

213,515

191,630

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

428,746

$

393,924


SUPERIOR GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)


Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income

$

15,055

$

18,541

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

4,373

3,959

Provision for bad debts - accounts receivable

1,244

4,517

Share-based compensation expense

1,669

1,061

Deferred income tax benefit

(1,126

)

(2,417

)

Change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent liabilities

1,741

1,165

Pension plan termination charge

6,945

-

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisition of business:

Accounts receivable

(896

)

(12,261

)

Accounts receivable - other

(1,392

)

264

Contract assets

(1,868

)

3,404

Inventories

(8,738

)

492

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(2,565

)

(1,479

)

Other assets

(1,401

)

390

Accounts payable and other current liabilities

(14,535

)

21,023

Payment of acquisition-related contingent liabilities

(4,220

)

-

Long-term pension liability

384

639

Other long-term liabilities

2,320

464

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(3,010

)

39,762

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Additions to property, plant and equipment

(11,326

)

(4,893

)

Acquisition of business

(6,026

)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(17,352

)

(4,893

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds from borrowings of debt

127,574

77,525

Repayment of debt

(101,801

)

(111,838

)

Payment of cash dividends

(3,437

)

(1,521

)

Payment of acquisition-related contingent liability

(1,641

)

(1,966

)

Proceeds received on exercise of stock options

2,122

33

Tax withholdings on exercise of performance based stock

(405

)

-

Tax (provision) benefit from vesting of acquisition-related restricted stock

171

(13

)

Common stock reacquired and retired

-

(500

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

22,583

(38,280

)

Effect of currency exchange rates on cash

137

(525

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

2,358

(3,936

)

Cash and cash equivalents balance, beginning of period

5,172

9,038

Cash and cash equivalents balance, end of period

$

7,530

$

5,102


SUPERIOR GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and par value data)


Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income

$

4,577

$

15,174

$

15,055

$

18,541

Adjustment for items:

Pension plan termination charge

6,945

-

6,945

-

Tax impact of adjustment

(610

)

-

(610

)

-

Adjusted net income(1)

$

10,912

$

15,174

$

21,390

$

18,541

Diluted net income per share

$

0.28

$

1.00

$

0.94

$

1.22

Adjustment for items, after-tax, per diluted share

0.39

-

0.39

-

Diluted adjusted net income per share(1)

$

0.67

$

1.00

$

1.33

$

1.22

Weighted average shares outstanding during the period

Diluted

16,087,736

15,171,086

16,039,605

15,185,992


(1) Adjusted net income and diluted adjusted net income per share, which are non-GAAP measures, are defined as net income and net income per share, excluding the impact of pension plan termination charges (net of tax). Management believes adjusted net income and diluted adjusted net income per share provides useful information to investors because it allows management, investors and others to evaluate and compare our operating results from period to period by removing the impact of pension plan termination charges not appropriately reflective of our core business.