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Havertys Reports Operating Results for First Quarter 2022

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Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.

ATLANTA, May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HAVERTYS (NYSE: HVT and HVT.A), today reported its operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

First quarter 2022 versus first quarter 2021:

  • Consolidated sales increased 1.0% to $238.9 million. Comparable store sales increased 0.2%.

  • Gross profit margin of 59.0% versus 57.1% and above expectations due to merchandise mix and pricing.

  • Diluted earnings per common share (“EPS”) of $1.11 versus $1.04.

Clarence H. Smith, chairman and CEO, said, “We are pleased to report the results of another strong quarter. Our merchandising team has responded to cost increases by judiciously adjusting retail pricing. Sales generated by our free in-home design service are improving as COVID-19 concerns abate and were 23.5% of deliveries this quarter compared to 21.0% in the first quarter of last year. COVID-19 does remain a factor in our supply chain, and ongoing delays in case goods have impacted sales in this category.

"During the early part of the quarter our delivered and written business was good compared to the historic results in 2021. We experienced a return to increased consumer interest around traditional shopping holiday events and had a record Presidents' Day. However, we encountered significant declines in in-store traffic and written business in March. We believe discretionary consumer spending has been adversely impacted by rising inflation, including fuel costs, market volatility, and geopolitical concerns.

"We have a forward-thinking and resilient team and coupled with our competitive and financial strengths, we are confident in meeting near-term challenges and progressing on long-term goals. We remain governed by our mission: to delight our customers with personalized and outstanding customer service, with a commitment to our team members, and to deliver consistent value to our shareholders."

Key Results
(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)

Results of Operations

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

Sales

$

238.9

$

236.5

Gross Profit

141.0

135.0

Gross profit as a % of sales

59.0

%

57.1

%

SGA

Variable

44.4

40.7

Fixed

70.8

69.1

Total

115.2

109.8

SGA as a % of sales

Variable

18.6

%

17.2

%

Fixed

29.6

%

29.2

%

Total

48.2

%

46.4

%

Pre-tax income

25.7

25.4

Pre-tax income as a % of sales

10.8

%

10.7

%

Net income

$

19.4

$

19.4

Net income as a % of sales

8.1

%

8.2

%

Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”)

$

1.11

$

1.04


Other Financial and Operations Data

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

EBITDA (in millions)(1)

$

29.9

$

29.3

Sales per square foot

$

222

$

222

Average ticket

$

3,066

$

2,685


Liquidity Measures

Free Cash Flow

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

Cash Returns to Shareholders

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

Operating cash flow

$

20.6

$

19.6

Share repurchases

$

12.5

$

Dividends

4.3

4.0

Capital expenditures

7.1

4.7

Free cash flow

$

13.5

$

14.9

Cash returns to shareholders

$

16.8

$

4.0

(1) See the reconciliation of the non-GAAP metrics at the end of the release.

First Quarter ended March 31, 2022 Compared to Same Period of 2021

  • Total sales up 1.0%, comp-store sales up 0.2% for the quarter. Total written sales for the first three months of 2022 were down 8.8% compared to the same period of 2021 and written comp-store sales were down 9.6%.

  • Gross profit margins increased 190 basis points to 59.0% in 2022 from 57.1% for the same period of 2021 due to pricing merchandise mix and discipline.

  • SG&A expenses were 48.2% of sales versus 46.4% and increased $5.4 million. The primary drivers of this change are:

    • increase of $1.8 million in selling expenses due to increased compensation and benefit costs.

    • increase in distribution and delivery costs of $1.5 million due to demurrage fees and increases in compensation and fuel costs.

  • Increase in occupancy costs of $0.6 million primarily resulting from the timing of repairs and maintenance.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

  • Generated $20.6 million in cash from operating activities from solid earnings performance and funding of a $7.8 million increase in inventories and a $4.7 million increase in payables and other operating assets and liabilities.

  • Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2022 are $169.1 million.

  • Purchased 438,499 shares of common stock for $12.5 million and paid $4.3 million in quarterly cash dividends.

  • No funded debt.

Expectations and Other

  • We expect gross profit margins for 2022 will be between 57.7% to 58.0%, an increase from our previous estimate. Gross profit margins fluctuate quarter to quarter in relation to our promotional cadence. Our estimated gross profit margins are based on anticipated changes in product and freight costs and its impact on our LIFO reserve.

  • Fixed and discretionary expenses within SG&A for the full year of 2022 are expected to be in the $295.0 to $298.0 million. Variable SG&A expenses for the full year of 2022 are anticipated to be in the 18.0% to 18.2% range in 2022, an increase from our previous estimate based on increases in selling and delivery costs.

  • Our effective tax rate for 2022 is expected to be 25% excluding the impact from the vesting of stock-based awards, potential tax credits, and any new tax legislation.

  • Planned capital expenditures are approximately $37.0 million in 2022. We expect to increase retail square footage by 1%, opening four stores and closing two. Capital expenditures are also planned for the conversion of our home delivery center in Virginia to a regional distribution facility, and as part of our enhanced online presence, additional spend on information technology.

  • We have $12.5 million remaining for purchases of common stock under a current authorization.

HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data – Unaudited)


Three Months Ended
March 31,

2022

2021

Net sales

$

238,946

$

236,491

Cost of goods sold

97,985

101,457

Gross profit

140,961

135,034

Expenses:

Selling, general and administrative

115,154

109,762

Other expense (income), net

161

(36

)

Total expenses

115,315

109,726

Income before interest and income taxes

25,646

25,308

Interest income, net

74

56

Income before income taxes

25,720

25,364

Income tax expense

6,359

5,958

Net income

$

19,361

$

19,406

Other comprehensive income

Adjustments related to retirement plans; net of tax expense of $14 in 2022 and $16 in 2021

$

40

$

49

Comprehensive income

$

19,401

$

19,455

Basic earnings per share:

Common Stock

$

1.14

$

1.07

Class A Common Stock

$

1.08

$

1.00

Diluted earnings per share:

Common Stock

$

1.11

$

1.04

Class A Common Stock

$

1.05

$

0.98

Cash dividends per share:

Common Stock

$

0.25

$

0.22

Class A Common Stock

$

0.23

$

0.20


HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands - Unaudited)


March 31,
2022

December 31,
2021

March 31,
2021

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

162,340

$

166,146

$

210,124

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

6,715

6,716

6,715

Inventories

119,857

112,031

103,569

Prepaid expenses

10,633

12,418

12,335

Other current assets

13,585

11,746

9,957

Total current assets

313,130

309,057

342,700

Property and equipment, net

128,721

126,099

108,836

Right-of-use lease assets

221,083

222,356

228,089

Deferred income taxes

18,252

16,375

16,713

Other assets

12,699

12,403

11,934

Total assets

$

693,885

$

686,290

$

708,272

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

32,415

$

31,235

$

25,031

Customer deposits

98,528

98,897

104,728

Accrued liabilities

48,876

46,664

51,409

Current lease liabilities

33,923

33,581

33,760

Total current liabilities

213,742

210,377

214,928

Noncurrent lease liabilities

197,265

196,771

199,344

Other liabilities

22,478

23,172

23,686

Total liabilities

433,485

430,320

437,958

Stockholders’ equity

260,400

255,970

270,314

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

693,885

$

686,290

$

708,272



HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands – Unaudited)


Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income

$

19,361

$

19,406

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

4,272

3,992

Share-based compensation expense

2,307

2,679

Other

(1,877

)

(915

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Inventories

(7,826

)

(13,661

)

Customer deposits

(369

)

18,545

Other assets and liabilities

1,120

(2,777

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

3,590

(7,668

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

20,578

19,601

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Capital expenditures

(7,107

)

(4,745

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(7,107

)

(4,745

)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Proceeds from borrowings under revolving credit facilities

Payments of borrowings under revolving credit facilities

Net change in borrowings under revolving credit facilities

Dividends paid

(4,260

)

(3,987

)

Common stock repurchased

(12,501

)

Other

(517

)

(801

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(17,278

)

(4,788

)

(Decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents during the period

(3,807

)

10,068

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents at beginning of period

172,862

206,771

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents at end of period

$

169,055

$

216,839

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
We report our financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). We supplement the reporting of our financial information under GAAP with certain non-GAAP financial information. The non-GAAP information presented provides additional useful information but should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for the related GAAP measures. We believe that EBITDA is a meaningful measure to share with investors.

Reconciliation of GAAP measures to EBITDA

(in thousands)

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

Income before income taxes, as reported

$

25,720

$

25,364

Interest (income), net

(74

)

(56

)

Depreciation

4,272

3,992

EBITDA

$

29,918

$

29,300

Comparable Store Sales
Comparable-store or “comp-store” sales is a measure which indicates the performance of our existing stores and website by comparing the sales growth for stores and online for a particular month over the corresponding month in the prior year. Stores are considered non-comparable if they were not open during the corresponding month or if the selling square footage has been changed significantly. Stores closed due to COVID-19 were excluded from comp-store sales.

Cost of Goods Sold and SG&A Expense
We include substantially all our occupancy and home delivery costs in SG&A expense as well as a portion of our warehousing expenses. Accordingly, our gross profit may not be comparable to those entities that include these costs in cost of goods sold.

We classify our SG&A expenses as either variable or fixed and discretionary. Our variable expenses are comprised of selling and delivery costs. Selling expenses are primarily compensation and related benefits for our commission-based sales associates, the discount we pay for third party financing of customer sales and transaction fees for credit card usage. We do not outsource delivery, so these costs include personnel, fuel, and other expenses related to this function. Fixed and discretionary expenses are comprised of rent, depreciation and amortization and other occupancy costs for stores, warehouses and offices, and all advertising and administrative costs.

Conference Call Information
The company invites interested parties to listen to the live audiocast of the conference call on May 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET at its website, havertys.com under the investor relations section. If you cannot listen live, a replay will be available on the day of the conference call at the website or via telephone at approximately 1:00 p.m. ET through May 13, 2022. The number to access the telephone playback is 1-888-203-1112 (access code: 3248316).

About Havertys
Havertys (NYSE: HVT and HVT.A), established in 1885, is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 122 showrooms in 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle price ranges. Additional information is available on the Company’s website havertys.com.

Safe Harbor
This press release contains, and the conference call may contain forward-looking statements subject to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and change based on various important factors, many of which are beyond our control.

All statements in the future tense and all statements accompanied by words such as “expect,” “likely,” “outlook,” “forecast,” “preliminary,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “position,” “will,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “on track,” “anticipate,” “to come,” “may,” “possible,” “assume,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, our expectations for retail and operating margins, selling square footage and capital expenditures for 2022, our liquidity position to continue to fund our growth plans, and our efforts and initiatives to execute our strategic plan.

We caution that our forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and while we believe that our expectations for the future are reasonable in view of currently available information you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, and they should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the extent and duration of the disruption to our business operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; disruptions in our suppliers' operations; potential problems with inventory availability and the potential result of the volatility or higher cost of product and international freight due to the high demand of products and low supply for an unpredictable period of time; disruptions in our third-party producers’ operations in foreign countries; changes in national and international legislation or government regulations or policies, including changes to import tariffs and the unpredictability of such changes; failure of vendors to meet our quality control standards or to react to changes in legislative or regulatory frameworks; disruptions in our distribution centers; changes in general economic conditions, including unemployment, inflation (including the impact of tariffs); labor shortages and the Company's ability to successfully attract and retain employees in the current labor market; uncertain credit markets and other macroeconomic conditions; competitive product, service and pricing pressures; failure or weakness in our disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting; disruptions caused by a failure or breach of the Company's information systems and information technology infrastructure, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2021 and from time to time in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC.

Forward-looking statements describe our expectations only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking statements except as required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our subsequent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and other reports filed with the SEC.

Contact:
Havertys 404-443-2900
Jenny Hill Parker
SVP, Finance, and Corporate Secretary

SOURCE: Havertys


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