HNI Corporation Announces Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2011

Company Release - 7/20/2011 5:10 PM ET

MUSCATINE, Iowa, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) today announced sales of $432.8 million and income from continuing operations of $4.6 million for the second quarter ending July 2, 2011.  Net income per diluted share for the quarter was $0.10 or $0.11 on a non-GAAP basis excluding restructuring charges.  

Second Quarter Summary Comments

"We executed well and delivered solid results for the second quarter.  Office furniture sales growth was led by continued double-digit increases in our contract and international businesses.  Strong performance in the remodel-retrofit market drove growth in our hearth business.  Overall, top line growth and profitability met our expectations, but operating income was lower year over year due to increased material costs, unfavorable mix, and lower price realization," said Stan Askren, HNI Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.


Second Quarter


Three Months Ended



Dollars in millions

except per share data

Percent

7/02/2011

7/03/2010

Change





Net sales

$432.8

$398.2

8.7%

Gross margin

$146.9

$141.3

4.0%

Gross margin %

33.9%

35.5%


SG&A

$136.7

$129.3

5.7%

SG&A %

31.6%

32.5%


Operating income

$10.3

$12.0

-14.8%

Operating income %

2.4%

3.0%


Income from continuing operations

$4.6

$5.6

-17.7%





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

$0.10

$0.12

-16.7%




Second Quarter Results – Continuing Operations

  • Consolidated net sales increased $34.6 million or 8.7 percent to $432.8 million.  
  • Gross margins were 1.6 percentage points lower than prior year primarily due to lower price realization, increased material costs and unfavorable mix offset partially by higher volume and lower restructuring and transition costs.
  • Total selling and administrative expenses as a percent of net sales, including restructuring charges, improved 0.9 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 second quarter results included $0.5 million of restructuring charges.  These included $0.4 million associated with previously announced shutdown and consolidation of production of office furniture manufacturing locations and $0.1 million related to restructuring of hearth operations.  Included in the second quarter of 2010 were $2.4 million of restructuring and transition costs.

Second Quarter – Non-GAAP Financial Measures – Continuing Operations

(Reconciled with most comparable GAAP financial measures)


Dollars in millions

except per share data

Three Months Ended

7/02/2011


Three Months Ended

7/03/2010


Gross

Profit

Operating

Income


EPS


Gross

Profit

Operating

Income


EPS

As reported (GAAP)

$146.9

$10.3

$0.10


$141.3

$12.0

$0.12

% of net sales

33.9%

2.4%



35.5%

3.0%










Restructuring and impairment

-

$0.5

$0.01


$0.9

$2.1

$0.03

Transition costs

-

-

-


$0.3

$0.3

$0.00









Results (non-GAAP)

$146.9

$10.7

$0.11


$142.4

$14.4

$0.15

% of net sales

33.9%

2.5%



35.8%

3.6%





Year-to-Date Results

Consolidated net sales for the first six months of 2011 increased $67.2 million, or 8.8 percent, to $829.0 million compared to $761.7 million in 2010.  Gross margins decreased to 34.0 percent compared to 34.2 percent last year.  Income from continuing operations was $2.8 million compared to $1.5 million in 2010.  Earnings per share from continuing operations increased to $0.06 per diluted share compared to $0.03 per diluted share last year.

Operating activities used $8.4 million of cash during the first six months of 2011 compared to generating $1.5 million of cash in the same period last year.  Capital expenditures were $14.6 million in 2011 compared to $12.4 million in 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


7/02/2011

7/03/2010

Change

Sales

$372.6

$342.7

8.7%

Operating profit

$17.9

$22.7

-21.4%

Operating profit %

4.8%

6.6%






Second Quarter – Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Reconciled with most comparable GAAP financial measures)



Three Months Ended

Percent

Dollars in millions

7/02/2011

7/03/2010

Change





Operating profit as reported (GAAP)

$17.9

$22.7

-21.4%

% of Net Sales

4.8%

6.6%






Restructuring and impairment

$0.4

$2.1


Transition costs

-

$0.3






Operating profit (non-GAAP)

$18.3

$25.1

-27.1%

% of Net Sales

4.9%

7.3%





  • Second quarter sales for the office furniture segment increased $29.9 million or 8.7 percent to $372.6 million driven by an increase in the contract and international channels offset by a decline in the supplies-driven channel.  
  • Second quarter operating profit decreased $4.8 million.  Operating profit was negatively impacted by lower price realization, higher input costs, unfavorable mix and investments in strategic growth initiatives.  These were partially offset by higher volume and lower restructuring costs.


Hearth Products



Dollars in millions

Three Months Ended

Percent

7/02/2011

7/03/2010

Change

Sales

$60.2

$55.5

8.4%

Operating (loss)

$(1.0)

$(2.6)

63.9%

Operating profit %

-1.6%

-4.7%






Second Quarter – Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Reconciled with most comparable GAAP financial measures)



Three Months Ended

Percent

Dollars in millions

7/02/2011

7/03/2010

Change





Operating (loss) as reported (GAAP)

$(1.0)

$(2.6)

63.9%

% of Net Sales

-1.6%

-4.7%






Restructuring and impairment

$0.1

-






Operating (loss) (non-GAAP)

$(0.9)

$(2.6)

65.9%

% of net sales

-1.5%

-4.7%





  • Second quarter sales for the hearth products segment increased $4.6 million or 8.4 percent to $60.2 million driven by an increase in the remodel-retrofit channel partially offset by a decline in the new construction channel.  
  • Second quarter operating profit increased $1.7 million.  Operating profit was positively impacted by increased volume and higher price realization offset partially by higher material costs and incentive-based compensation.

Outlook

"I remain positive about our markets and our ability to grow sales and increase profits in 2011.  Our focus remains on improving operations and reducing costs while investing for long-term growth. I'm confident that our businesses are well positioned for the future," said Mr. Askren.

The Corporation estimates sales growth between 6 to 9 percent in the third quarter over the same period in the prior year. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share is anticipated in the range of $0.37 to $0.43 for the third quarter excluding restructuring charges and transition costs. For the full year, the Corporation estimates non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.90 to $1.00 excluding restructuring charges and transition costs.

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, July 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (Central) to discuss second quarter results.  A presentation intended to accompany the call will be posted to the Corporation's website.  To participate, call the conference call line at 1-877-512-9166.  A replay of the conference call will be available until Thursday, July 28, 10:59 p.m. (Central).  To access this replay, dial 1-800-642-1687 or 1-706-645-9291 – Conference ID:  81632980.  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, we have 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, operating profit (loss) and net income (loss) per diluted share from continuing operations (i.e., EPS), excluding restructuring and impairment charges and transition costs.  We present these measures because management uses this information to monitor and evaluate financial results and trends.  Management believes this information is also useful for investors. This earnings release also contains a forward-looking estimate of non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the third quarter and full fiscal year.  We provide such non-GAAP measures to investors on a prospective basis for the same reasons (set forth above) we provide them to investors on a historical basis.  We are unable to provide a reconciliation of our forward-looking estimate of non-GAAP earnings per diluted share to a forward-looking estimate of GAAP earnings per diluted share because certain information needed to make a reasonable forward-looking estimate of GAAP earnings per diluted share for the third quarter and full fiscal year is difficult to predict and estimate and is often dependent on future events which may be uncertain or outside of our control.  Such events may include unanticipated charges related to asset impairments (fixed assets, intangibles or goodwill), unanticipated acquisition related costs and other unanticipated non-recurring items not reflective of ongoing operations.  

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.  These statements include, without limitation, expectations for (i) sales growth to be between 6 and 9 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 and (ii) non-GAAP earnings per diluted share (excluding restructuring charges and transition costs) to be in the range of $0.37 to $0.43 for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 and $0.90 to $1.00 for fiscal 2011.  In addition, 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 Statements of Operations



(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

July 2, 2011

July 3, 2010

July 2, 2011

July 3, 2010

Net Sales

$432,810

$398,222

$828,961

$761,728

Cost of products sold

285,880

256,905

547,307

501,231

Gross profit

146,930

141,317

281,654

260,497

Selling and administrative expenses

136,197

128,032

268,610

250,832

Restructuring and impairment charges

463

1,238

1,853

3,072

Operating income

10,270

12,047

11,191

6,593

Interest income

110

92

243

180

Interest expense

3,033

3,054

6,622

5,777

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

7,347

9,085

4,812

996

Income taxes

2,744

3,493

2,006

(454)

Income from continuing operations, less applicable income taxes

4,603

5,592

2,806

1,450

Discontinued operations, less applicable income taxes

-

(827)

-

(2,538)

Net income (loss)

4,603

4,765

2,806

(1,088)

Less:  Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(54)

62

(96)

195

Net income (loss) attributable to HNI Corporation

$  4,657

$  4,703

$  2,902

$ (1,283)

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

$0.10

$0.12

$0.06


$0.03

Discontinued operations attributable to HNI Corporation per common share –basic

-

$(0.02)

-


$(0.06)

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

$0.10

$0.10

$0.06

$(0.03)

Average number of common shares outstanding – basic

44,745,474

45,193,336

44,799,013

45,179,893

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

$0.10

$0.12

$0.06


$0.03

Discontinued operations attributable to HNI Corporation per common share – diluted

-

$(0.02)

-


$(0.06)

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

$0.10

$0.10

$0.06

$(0.03)

Average number of common shares outstanding – diluted

45,667,453

46,011,691

45,732,598

45,179,893




Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet


Assets

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


As of


As of


(Dollars in thousands)

July 2,

2011

Jan. 1,

2011


July 2,

2011

Jan. 1,

2011

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 46,763

$ 99,096

Accounts payable and



Short-term investments

13,210

10,567

  accrued expenses

$320,753

$311,066

Receivables

210,105

190,118

Note payable and current



Inventories

101,042

68,956

  maturities of long-term debt

50,105

50,029

Deferred income taxes

21,985

18,467

Current maturities of other



Prepaid expenses and



  long-term obligations

261

256

  other current assets

30,040

20,957




     Current assets

423,145

408,161

     Current liabilities

371,119

361,351










Long-term debt

150,000

150,000




Capital lease obligations

396

111




Other long-term liabilities

50,647

47,437

Property and equipment – net

223,874

231,781

Deferred income taxes

38,541

30,525

Goodwill

260,634

260,634




Other assets

96,220

97,304

Parent Company shareholders'






  equity

392,770

407,985




Noncontrolling interest

400

471




Shareholders' equity

393,170

408,456




     Total liabilities and



Total assets

$1,003,873

$997,880

       shareholders' equity

$1,003,873

$997,880




Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows



Six Months Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

July 2, 2011

July 3, 2010

Net cash flows from (to) operating activities

$(8,359)

$  1,541

Net cash flows from (to) investing activities:



  Capital expenditures

(14,572)

(12,428)

  Other

(1,533)

36

Net cash flows from (to) financing activities

(27,869)

(32,200)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(52,333)

(43,051)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

99,096

87,374

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$46,763

$ 44,323




Business Segment Data



Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

July 2, 2011

July 3, 2010

July 2, 2011

July 3, 2010

Net sales:





 Office furniture

$372,643

$342,698

$703,770

$642,730

 Hearth products

60,167

55,524

125,191

118,998


$432,810

$398,222

$828,961

$761,728






Operating profit (loss):





 Office furniture





   Operations before restructuring and impairment charges

$ 18,270

$ 23,945

$ 27,385

$ 31,925

   Restructuring and impairment charges

(412)

(1,238)

(1,434)

(2,971)

      Office furniture – net

17,858

22,707

25,951

28,954

 Hearth products





   Operations before restructuring and impairment charges

(899)

(2,633)

(1,126)

(5,438)

   Restructuring and impairment charges

(51)

-

(419)

(101)

      Hearth products – net

(950)

(2,633)

(1,545)

(5,539)

 Total operating profit

16,908

20,074

24,406

23,415

      Unallocated corporate expense

(9,561)

(10,989)

(19,594)

(22,419)

 Income before income taxes

$   7,347

$   9,085

$   4,812

$    996






Depreciation and amortization expense:





 Office furniture

$9,023

$ 11,731

$18,453

$ 23,372

 Hearth products

1,954

2,714

4,107

6,493

 General corporate

637

599

1,202

1,239


$11,614

$ 15,044

$23,762

$ 31,104






Capital expenditures – net:





 Office furniture

$7,599

$  7,046

$11,234

$ 10,607

 Hearth products

541

387

1,005

829

 General corporate

1,834

196

2,333

992


$9,974

$  7,629

$14,572

$ 12,428









As of

July 2, 2011

As of

July 3, 2010

Identifiable assets:





 Office furniture



$629,014

$603,106

 Hearth products



270,126

286,072

 General corporate



104,733

83,628




$1,003,873

$972,806




For Information Contact:
Derek P. Schmidt, Treasurer and 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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