HNI Corporation Announces Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2011

Company Release - 4/20/2011 5:30 PM ET

MUSCATINE, Iowa, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) today announced sales of $396.2 million and a net loss of ($1.8) million for the first quarter ending April 2, 2011.  Net loss per diluted share for the quarter was ($0.04) or ($0.02) on a non-GAAP basis when excluding restructuring charges.  

First Quarter Summary Comments

"We are pleased with our improved performance over prior year.  All segments delivered sales growth led by continued double-digit increases in our office furniture contract and international businesses.   Strong performance in the alternative energy market also drove growth in our hearth business," said Stan Askren, HNI Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.


First Quarter


Three Months Ended


Percent
Change

Dollars in millions

except per share data

4/02/2011

4/03/2010





Net sales

$396.2

$363.5

9.0%

Gross margin

$134.7

$119.2

13.0%

Gross margin %

34.0%

32.8%


SG&A

$133.8

$124.6

7.4%

SG&A %

33.8%

34.3%


Operating income (loss)

$0.9

$(5.5)

116.9%

Operating income (loss) %

0.2%

-1.5%


Income (loss) from continuing operations

$(1.8)

$(4.1)

56.6%





Earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to HNI Corporation – diluted

$(0.04)

$(0.09)

55.6%




First Quarter Results – Continuing Operations

  • Consolidated net sales increased $32.7 million or 9.0 percent to $396.2 million.  
  • Gross margins were 1.2 percentage points higher than prior year primarily due to higher volume, cost reduction initiatives and lower restructuring and transition costs partially offset by increased material costs.
  • Total selling and administrative expenses as a percent of net sales, including restructuring charges, improved 0.5 percentage points due to higher volume and lower restructuring charges partially offset by increased fuel costs, investments in growth initiatives and higher incentive-based compensation.
  • The Corporation's first quarter results included $1.4 million of restructuring charges.  These included $1.0 million associated with previously announced shutdown and consolidation of production of office furniture manufacturing locations and $0.4 million related to restructuring of hearth operations.  Included in the first quarter of 2010 were $2.8 million of restructuring and transition costs net of a non-operating gain.

First Quarter – Non-GAAP Financial Measures – Continuing Operations

(Reconciled with most comparable GAAP financial measures)



Dollars in millions

Except per share data

Three Months Ended

4/02/2011


Three Months Ended

4/03/2010


Gross

Profit

Operating

Income


EPS


Gross

Profit

Operating

(Loss)


EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$134.7

$0.9

$(0.04)


$119.2

$(5.5)

$(0.09)

% of net sales

34.0%

0.2%



32.8%

-1.5%










Restructuring and impairment

-

$1.4

$0.02


$0.6

$2.4

$0.03

Transition costs

-

-

-


$0.9

$0.9

$0.01

Non-operating gain

-

-

-


-

$(0.5)

$(0.01)









Results (non-GAAP)

$134.7

$2.3

$(0.02)


$120.7

$(2.7)

$(0.06)

% of net sales

34.0%

0.6%



33.2%

-0.7%





Cash flow used in operations for the quarter was $22.0 million compared to $25.4 million for the same quarter last year.  Capital expenditures were $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2011 compared to $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2010.  

Discontinued Operations

The Corporation completed the sale of a small, non-core business in the office furniture segment and a small, non-core component of its hearth products segment during 2010.  Revenues and expenses associated with these business operations are presented as discontinued operations for all periods presented in the financial statements.


Office Furniture



Dollars in millions

Three Months Ended

Percent
Change

4/02/2011

4/03/2010

Sales

$331.1

$300.0

10.4%

Operating profit

$8.1

$6.2

29.6%

Operating profit %

2.4%

2.1%






First Quarter – Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Reconciled with most comparable GAAP financial measures)



Three Months Ended

Percent

Dollars in millions

4/02/2011

4/03/2010

Change





Operating profit as reported (GAAP)

$8.1

$6.2

29.6%

% of Net Sales

2.4%

2.1%






Restructuring and impairment

$1.0

$1.7


Transition costs

-

$1.4


Non-operating gain

-

$(0.5)






Operating profit (non-GAAP)

$9.1

$8.8

3.3%

% of Net Sales

2.8%

2.9%





  • First quarter sales for the office furniture segment increased $31.1 million or 10.4 percent to $331.1 million.  The increase was across all channels of the Corporation's office furniture segment with a more substantial increase in the contract and international channels.  
  • First quarter operating profit increased $1.8 million.  Operating profit was positively impacted by higher volume and lower restructuring and transition costs.  These were partially offset by lower price realization, higher input costs, investments in strategic growth initiatives and higher incentive-based compensation.


Hearth Products



Dollars in millions

Three Months Ended

Percent
Change

4/02/2011

4/03/2010

Sales

$65.0

$63.5

2.4%

Operating (loss)

$(0.6)

$(2.9)

79.5%

Operating profit %

-0.9%

-4.6%






First Quarter – Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Reconciled with most comparable GAAP financial measures)



Three Months Ended

Percent

Dollars in millions

4/02/2011

4/03/2010

Change





Operating (loss) as reported (GAAP)

$(0.6)

$(2.9)

79.5%

% of Net Sales

-0.9%

-4.6%






Restructuring and impairment

$0.4

$0.1


Transition costs

-

$0.1






Operating (loss) (non-GAAP)

$(0.2)

$(2.7)

91.6%

% of net sales

-0.3%

-4.3%





  • First quarter sales for the hearth products segment increased $1.6 million or 2.4 percent to $65.0 million driven by an increase in the remodel-retrofit channel partially offset by a decline in the new construction channel.  
  • First quarter operating profit increased $2.3 million.  Operating profit was positively impacted by higher price realization and cost reduction initiatives partially offset by investments in strategic growth initiatives and higher-incentive based compensation.

Outlook

"I am optimistic about our markets and the improving economy.  Looking ahead to the second quarter, we see sales momentum continuing across our office furniture business.   We remain on track to grow sales and increase profits in 2011, despite near-term margin pressures caused by material inflation and higher mix of large project and bid business.  Our focus remains on improving operations and reducing costs while investing for long-term growth.  I'm confident our businesses are well positioned for the future," said Mr. Askren.

The Corporation remains focused on creating long-term shareholder value by growing its business through investment in building brands, product solutions and selling models, enhancing its strong member-owner culture and remaining focused on its long-standing rapid continuous improvement programs to build best total cost and a lean enterprise.

Conference Call and Presentation

HNI Corporation will host a conference call on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (Central) to discuss first quarter results.  A presentation intended to accompany the call has been posted to the Corporation's website.  To participate, call the conference call line at 1-866-233-3843.  A replay of the conference call will be available until Thursday, April 28, 11:59 p.m. (Central).  To access this replay, dial 1-800-475-6701 – Access Code:  198013.   A link to the presentation and simultaneous web cast can be found under the Investor Information section of the Corporation's website at www.hnicorp.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures.  A "non-GAAP financial measure" is defined as a numerical measure of a company's financial performance that excludes or includes amounts different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of income, balance sheets or statements of cash flow of the company.  Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Corporation has provided a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

The non-GAAP financial measures used within this earnings release are:  gross profit, operating income (loss), operating profit (loss) and net income (loss) per diluted share from continuing operations (i.e., EPS), excluding restructuring and impairment charges, transition costs and non-operating gains.  These measures are presented because management uses this information to monitor and evaluate financial results and trends.  Management believes this information is also useful for investors.

HNI Corporation is a NYSE traded company (ticker symbol: HNI) providing products and solutions for the home and workplace environments.  HNI Corporation is the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the world and is also the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of gas- and wood-burning fireplaces.  The Corporation's strong brands, including HON®, Allsteel®, Gunlocke®, Paoli®, Maxon®, Lamex®, HBF® , Heatilator®, Heat & Glo®, Quadra-Fire® and Harman Stove™ have leading positions in their markets.  HNI Corporation is committed to maintaining its long-standing corporate values of integrity, financial soundness and a culture of service and responsiveness.  More information can be found on the Corporation's website at www.hnicorp.com.

Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including statements as to plans, outlook, objectives and future financial performance, are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "confident," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "hope," "intend," "likely," "may," "plan," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would" and variations of such words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the Corporation's actual results in the future to differ materially from expected results.  These risks include, without limitation:  the Corporation's ability to realize financial benefits from its (a) price increases, (b) cost containment and business simplification initiatives for the entire Corporation, (c) investments in strategic acquisitions, new products and brand building, (d) investments in distribution and rapid continuous improvement, (e) ability to maintain its effective tax rate, (f) repurchases of common stock and (g) consolidation and logistical realignment initiatives; uncertainty related to the availability of cash and credit, and the terms and interest rates on which credit would be available, to fund operations and future growth; lower than expected demand for the Corporation's products due to uncertain political and economic conditions, including the recent credit crisis, slow or negative growth rates in global and domestic economies and the protracted decline in the domestic housing market; lower industry growth than expected; major disruptions at key facilities or in the supply of any key raw materials, components or finished goods; uncertainty related to disruptions of business by terrorism, military action, epidemic, acts of God or other Force Majeure events; competitive pricing pressure from foreign and domestic competitors; higher than expected costs and lower than expected supplies of materials (including steel and petroleum based materials); higher than expected costs for energy and fuel; changes in the mix of products sold and of customers purchasing; relationships with distribution channel partners, including the financial viability of distributors and dealers; restrictions imposed by the terms of the Corporation's revolving credit facility and note purchase agreement; currency fluctuations and other factors described in the Corporation's annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.  The Corporation undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

HNI CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations



(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Apr. 2, 2011

Apr. 3, 2010

Net Sales

$396,151

$363,506

Cost of products sold

261,427

244,326

Gross profit

134,724

119,180

Selling and administrative expenses

132,413

122,800

Restructuring and impairment charges

1,390

1,834

Operating income (loss)

921

(5,454)

Interest income

133

88

Interest expense

3,589

2,723

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

(2,535)

(8,089)

Income taxes

(738)

(3,947)

Income (loss) from continuing operations, less applicable income taxes

(1,797)

(4,142)

Discontinued operations, less applicable income taxes

-

(1,711)

Net income (loss)

(1,797)

(5,853)

Less:  Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(42)

133

Net income (loss) attributable to HNI Corporation

$(1,755)

$(5,986)

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to HNI Corporation per common share – basic

$(0.04)

$(0.09)

Discontinued operations attributable to HNI Corporation per common share –basic

-

$(0.04)

Net income (loss) attributable to HNI Corporation common shareholders – basic

$(0.04)

$(0.13)

Average number of common shares outstanding – basic

44,852,553

45,166,450

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to HNI Corporation per common share – diluted

$(0.04)

$(0.09)

Discontinued operations attributable to HNI Corporation per common share – diluted

-

$(0.04)

Net income (loss) attributable to HNI Corporation common shareholders – diluted

$(0.04)

$(0.13)

Average number of common shares outstanding – diluted

44,852,553

45,166,450




Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet


Assets

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


As of


As of


(Dollars in thousands)

Apr. 2,

2011

Jan. 1,

2011


Apr. 2,

2011

Jan. 1,

2011

Cash and cash equivalents

$52,363

$ 99,096

Accounts payable and



Short-term investments

13,243

10,567

  accrued expenses

$272,840

$311,066

Receivables

171,109

190,118

Note payable and current



Inventories

88,087

68,956

  maturities of long-term debt

50,432

50,029

Deferred income taxes

21,681

18,467

Current maturities of other



Prepaid expenses and



  long-term obligations

265

256

  other current assets

25,988

20,957




   Current assets

372,471

408,161

   Current liabilities

323,537

361,351










Long-term debt

150,000

150,000




Capital lease obligations

1,437

111




Other long-term liabilities

50,592

47,437

Property and equipment – net

227,453

231,781

Deferred income taxes

35,017

30,525

Goodwill

260,634

260,634




Other assets

95,748

97,304

Parent Company shareholders'






  equity

395,226

407,985




Noncontrolling interest

497

471




Shareholders' equity

395,723

408,456




   Total liabilities and



Total assets

$956,306

$997,880

    shareholders' equity

$956,306

$997,880




Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows



Three Months Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

Apr. 2, 2011

Apr. 3, 2010

Net cash flows from (to) operating activities

$(21,983)

$(25,402)

Net cash flows from (to) investing activities:



  Capital expenditures

(6,440)

(4,799)

  Other

(1,851)

25

Net cash flows from (to) financing activities

(16,459)

(14,157)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(46,733)

(44,333)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

99,096

87,374

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 52,363

$  43,041




Business Segment Data


Three Months Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

Apr. 2, 2011

Apr. 3, 2010

Net sales:



 Office furniture

$331,127

$300,032

 Hearth products

65,024

63,474


$396,151

$363,506




Operating profit (loss):



 Office furniture



   Operations before restructuring and impairment charges

$   9,115

$7,980

   Restructuring and impairment charges

(1,022)

(1,733)

      Office furniture – net

8,093

6,247

 Hearth products



   Operations before restructuring and impairment charges

(227)

(2,805)

   Restructuring and impairment charges

(368)

(101)

      Hearth products – net

(595)

(2,906)

 Total operating profit

7,498

3,341

      Unallocated corporate expense

(10,033)

(11,430)

 Income before income taxes

$ (2,535)

$(8,089)




Depreciation and amortization expense:



 Office furniture

$    9,430

$11,641

 Hearth products

2,152

3,779

 General corporate

566

640


$  12,148

$16,060




Capital expenditures – net:



 Office furniture

$  3,635

$3,561

 Hearth products

464

442

 General corporate

2,341

796


$  6,440

$4,799





As of

Apr. 2, 2011

As of

Apr. 3, 2010

Identifiable assets:



 Office furniture

$ 582,295

$565,226

 Hearth products

264,817

284,881

 General corporate

109,194

85,588


$ 956,306

$935,695




For Information Contact:
Derek P. Schmidt, Vice President, Corporate Finance (563) 272-7344
Kurt A. Tjaden, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (563) 272-7400

SOURCE HNI Corporation

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