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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(X) QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended August 30, 2014

 

OR

 

[ ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _____________________________ to _______________________

 

Commission File No. 0-209

  

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Virginia                     

         54-0135270

 
 

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

3525 Fairystone Park Highway

Bassett, Virginia 24055

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(276) 629-6000

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months, and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes        X        No                 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes        X       No                 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company.

Large Accelerated Filer                

Accelerated Filer       X       

Non-accelerated Filer                

Smaller Reporting Company                

       

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes               No        X       

 

At September 19, 2014, 10,495,177 shares of common stock of the Registrant were outstanding.

 

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ITEM

 

PAGE

       

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

       

1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as of August 30, 2014 (unaudited) and November 30, 2013 and for the three and nine months ended August 30, 2014 (unaudited) and August 31, 2013 (unaudited)

       

 

  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Retained Earnings 3
       

 

  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income 4
       

 

  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 5
       

 

  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 6
       

 

  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
       

2.

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations  

19
       

3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

31
       

4.

Controls and Procedures

31
       

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

       

1.

Legal Proceedings

33
       

2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

33
       

3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

33
       

6.

Exhibits

33

 

 
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ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND RETAINED EARNINGS

FOR THE PERIODS ENDED AUGUST 30, 2014 AND AUGUST 31, 2013 – UNAUDITED

(In thousands except per share data)

 

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
                                 
   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

 

Net sales

  $ 85,186     $ 77,152     $ 246,018     $ 238,224  

Cost of sales

    40,168       38,429       115,434       116,315  

Gross profit

    45,018       38,723       130,584       121,909  
                                 

Selling, general and administrative expenses excluding new store pre-opening costs

    41,510       37,822       120,991       115,017  

New store pre-opening costs

    109       78       1,217       295  

Income from operations

    3,399       823       8,376       6,597  
                                 

Other loss, net

    (65 )     (229 )     (52 )     (1,026 )

Income before income taxes

    3,334       594       8,324       5,571  
                                 

Income tax expense

    1,078       38       2,674       2,082  

Net income

  $ 2,256     $ 556     $ 5,650     $ 3,489  
                                 

Retained earnings-beginning of period

    105,297       106,167       104,526       104,319  

Purchase and retirement of common stock

    (859 )     -       (2,174 )     -  

Cash dividends

    (836 )     (656 )     (2,144 )     (1,741 )

Retained earnings-end of period

  $ 105,858     $ 106,067     $ 105,858     $ 106,067  
                                 

Basic earnings per share

  $ 0.22     $ 0.05     $ 0.54     $ 0.33  
                                 

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 0.21     $ 0.05     $ 0.53     $ 0.32  
                                 

Dividends per share

  $ 0.08     $ 0.06     $ 0.20     $ 0.16  

 

 

The accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE PERIODS ENDED AUGUST 30, 2014 AND AUGUST 31, 2013 – UNAUDITED

(In thousands)

 

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
                                 
   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

 
                                 

Net income

  $ 2,256     $ 556     $ 5,650     $ 3,489  

Other comprehensive income:

                               

Amortization associated with supplemental executive retirement defined benefit plan (SERP)

    41       31       124       93  

Income taxes related to SERP

    (16 )     (12 )     (48 )     (36 )
                                 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

    25       19       76       57  
                                 

Total comprehensive income

  $ 2,281     $ 575     $ 5,726     $ 3,546  

 

 

The accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AUGUST 30, 2014 AND NOVEMBER 30, 2013

(In thousands)

 

 

   

(Unaudited)

         

 

 

August 30, 2014

   

November 30, 2013

 
Assets            

Current assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 19,442     $ 12,733  

Short-term investments

    23,125       28,125  

Accounts receivable, net

    15,897       16,080  

Inventories

    54,220       53,069  

Deferred income taxes

    4,691       4,418  

Other current assets

    8,612       11,949  

Total current assets

    125,987       126,374  
                 

Property and equipment, net

    74,169       64,271  
                 

Retail real estate

    6,390       10,435  

Deferred income taxes

    9,579       10,734  

Other

    14,661       14,035  

Total long-term assets

    30,630       35,204  

Total assets

  $ 230,786     $ 225,849  
                 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

               

Current liabilities

               

Accounts payable

  $ 20,437     $ 19,892  

Accrued compensation and benefits

    7,660       6,503  

Customer deposits

    20,084       16,214  

Dividends payable

    -       2,172  

Other accrued liabilities

    8,072       6,660  

Total current liabilities

    56,253       51,441  
                 

Long-term liabilities

               

Post employment benefit obligations

    10,354       11,146  

Real estate notes payable

    2,245       2,467  

Other long-term liabilities

    4,753       3,386  

Total long-term liabilities

    17,352       16,999  
                 
                 

Stockholders’ equity

               

Common stock

    52,661       54,297  

Retained earnings

    105,858       104,526  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (1,338 )     (1,414 )

Total stockholders' equity

    157,181       157,409  

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

  $ 230,786     $ 225,849  

  

The accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE PERIODS ENDED AUGUST 30, 2014 AND AUGUST 31, 2013 – UNAUDITED

(In thousands)

 

 

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

 

Operating activities:

               

Net income

  $ 5,650     $ 3,489  

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

               

Depreciation and amortization

    5,428       4,445  

Equity in undistributed income of investments and unconsolidated affiliated companies

    (534 )     (466 )

Tenant improvement allowances received from lessors

    2,119       -  

Deferred income taxes

    882       1,284  

Collateral deposited with insurance carrier

    (1,150 )     -  

Other, net

    (165 )     (888 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable

    19       (656 )

Inventories

    (1,151 )     (559 )

Other current assets

    732       (3,864 )

Customer deposits

    3,870       2,787  

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

    2,570       (5,469 )

Net cash provided by operating activities

    18,270       103  
                 

Investing activities:

               

Purchases of property and equipment

    (15,210 )     (9,547 )

Proceeds from sale of retail real estate and property and equipment

    5,157       958  

Proceeds from sale of interest in affiliate

    2,348       2,348  

Proceeds from maturity of short-term investments

    5,000       -  

Purchases of investments

    -       (28,125 )

Other

    246       88  

Net cash used in investing activities

    (2,459 )     (34,278 )
                 

Financing activities:

               

Cash dividends

    (4,316 )     (2,283 )

Issuance of common stock

    275       643  

Repurchases of common stock

    (4,621 )     (759 )

Repayments of real estate notes payable

    (208 )     (179 )

Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards

    (489 )     (226 )

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

    257       317  

Net cash used in financing activities

    (9,102 )     (2,487 )

Change in cash and cash equivalents

    6,709       (36,662 )

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

    12,733       45,566  

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

  $ 19,442     $ 8,904  

 

 

The accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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PART I-FINANCIAL INFORMATION-CONTINUED

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-UNAUDITED

AUGUST 30, 2014

(Dollars in thousands except share and per share data)

 

1. Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for complete financial statements. In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.

 

References to “ASC” included hereinafter refer to the Accounting Standards Codification established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board as the source of authoritative GAAP.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (“Bassett”, “we”, “our”, or the “Company”) and our wholly-owned subsidiaries of which we have operating control. The equity method of accounting is used for our investments in affiliated companies in which we exercise significant influence but do not maintain control. In accordance with ASC Topic 810, we have evaluated our licensees and certain other entities to determine whether they are variable interest entities (“VIEs”) of which we are the primary beneficiary and thus would require consolidation in our financial statements. To date we have concluded that none of our licensees nor any other of our counterparties represent VIEs.

 

Our fiscal year, which ends on the last Saturday of November, periodically results in a 53-week year instead of the normal 52 weeks. The prior fiscal year ending November 30, 2013 was a 53-week year, with the additional week being included in the first fiscal quarter. Accordingly, the information presented below includes 39 weeks of operations for the nine months ended August 30, 2014 as compared with 40 weeks included for the nine months ended August 31, 2013.

 

2. Interim Financial Presentation

 

All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the condensed consolidated financial statements. The results of operations for the three month and nine months ended August 30, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of results for the full fiscal year. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2013.

 

We calculate an anticipated effective tax rate for the year based on our annual estimates of pretax income or loss and use that effective tax rate to record our year-to-date income tax provision. Any change in annual projections of pretax income or loss could have a significant impact on our effective tax rate for the respective quarter. Our effective tax rate for the three and nine months ended August 30, 2014 differs from the federal statutory rate primarily due to the effects of state income taxes, permanent differences resulting from non-deductible expenses, non-taxable life insurance proceeds, and the expiration of the statute of limitations on certain previously unrecognized tax benefits. The benefit arising from the expiration of that statute of limitations on certain previously unrecognized tax benefits was $111 for the three and nine months ended August 30, 2014 and $221 for the three and nine months ended August 31, 2013. During the second quarter of 2014, the state of New York enacted legislation affecting various corporate tax issues, including the usage of state net operating losses.   Based on this legislation, prior limitations on our ability to use those net operating losses have been removed.  Thus, we have changed our realization assessment for the deferred tax assets associated with those net operating losses and removed the related valuation allowance resulting in a tax benefit of $190 for the nine months ended August 30, 2014.   Our federal tax return for the fiscal year ended November 24, 2012 is currently under examination by the Internal Revenue Service.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-UNAUDITED

AUGUST 30, 2014

(Dollars in thousands except share and per share data)

 

3. Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable consists of the following:

 

 

 

   

August 30,

2014

   

November 30,

2013

 

Gross accounts receivable

  $ 17,440     $ 17,687  

Allowance for doubtful accounts

    (1,543 )     (1,607 )

Accounts receivable, net

  $ 15,897     $ 16,080  

 

 

At August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013 approximately 49% and 50%, respectively, of gross accounts receivable, and approximately 68% and 64%, respectively, of the allowance for doubtful accounts were attributable to amounts owed to us by our licensees. Our remaining receivables are primarily due from national account and traditional distribution channel customers.

 

 

Activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts was as follows:

 

 

   

2014

   

2013

 
                 

Balance at November 30, 2013

  $ 1,607     $ 1,789  

Additions charged to expense

    164       361  

Write-offs and other deductions

    (228 )     (543 )

Balance at August 30, 2014

  $ 1,543     $ 1,607  

 

 

We believe that the carrying value of our net accounts receivable approximates fair value. The inputs into these fair value estimates reflect our market assumptions and are not observable. Consequently, the inputs are considered to be Level 3 as specified in the fair value hierarchy in ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures. See Note 10.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-UNAUDITED

AUGUST 30, 2014

(Dollars in thousands except share and per share data)

 

4. Inventories

 

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined for domestic furniture inventories using the last-in, first-out (LIFO) method. The costs for imported inventories are determined using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method.

 

Inventories were comprised of the following:

 

   

August 30,

2014

   

November 30,

2013

 

Wholesale finished goods

  $ 27,801     $ 28,450  

Work in process

    311       277  

Raw materials and supplies

    8,398       8,029  

Retail merchandise

    26,949       25,167  

Total inventories on first-in, first-out method

    63,459       61,923  

LIFO adjustment

    (7,943 )     (7,561 )

Reserve for excess and obsolete inventory

    (1,296 )     (1,293 )
    $ 54,220     $ 53,069  

 

We estimate an inventory reserve for excess quantities and obsolete items based on specific identification and historical write-offs, taking into account future demand, market conditions and the respective valuations at LIFO. The need for these reserves is primarily driven by the normal product life cycle. As products mature and sales volumes decline, we rationalize our product offerings to respond to consumer tastes and keep our product lines fresh. If actual demand or market conditions in the future are less favorable than those estimated, additional inventory write-downs may be required. In determining reserves, we calculate separate reserves on our wholesale and retail inventories. Our wholesale inventories tend to carry the majority of the reserves for excess quantities and obsolete inventory due to the nature of our distribution model. These wholesale reserves primarily represent design and/or style obsolescence. Typically, product is not shipped to our retail warehouses until a consumer has ordered and paid a deposit for the product. We do not typically hold retail inventory for stock purposes. Consequently, floor sample inventory and inventory for delivery to customers account for the majority of our inventory at retail. Retail reserves are based on accessory and clearance floor sample inventory in our stores and any inventory that is not associated with a specific customer order in our retail warehouses.

  

Activity in the reserves for excess quantities and obsolete inventory by segment are as follows:

 

 

   

Wholesale

Segment

   

Retail Segment

   

Total

 
                         

Balance at November 30, 2013

  $ 1,001     $ 292     $ 1,293  

Additions charged to expense

    923       316       1,239  

Write-offs

    (984 )     (252 )     (1,236 )

Balance at August 30, 2014

  $ 940     $ 356     $ 1,296  

 

Our estimates and assumptions have been reasonably accurate in the past. We have not made any significant changes to our methodology for determining inventory reserves in 2014 and do not anticipate that our methodology is likely to change in the future.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-UNAUDITED

AUGUST 30, 2014

(Dollars in thousands except share and per share data)

 

5. Unconsolidated Affiliated Companies

 

We own 49% of Zenith Freight Lines, LLC, (“Zenith”) which provides domestic transportation and warehousing services primarily to furniture manufacturers and distributors, and also provides home delivery services to furniture retailers. We have contracted with Zenith to provide for substantially all of our domestic freight, transportation and warehousing needs for the wholesale business. In addition, Zenith provides home delivery services for several of our Company-owned retail stores. Our investment in Zenith was $7,787 and $7,254 at August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively. At August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, we owed Zenith $2,234 and $2,580, respectively, for services rendered to us. We believe the transactions with Zenith are at current market rates. We recorded the following income from Zenith in other loss, net, in our condensed consolidated statements of income and retained earnings:

 

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

 

Earnings recognized

  $ 190     $ 184     $ 534     $ 466  

  

In connection with the sale of our interest in International Home Furnishings Center, Inc. on May 2, 2011, $2,348 remained held in escrow at November 30, 2013, and was included as a receivable in other current assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheets. This escrow was released to us in full during the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

 

6. Real Estate Notes Payable and Bank Credit Facility

 

Real Estate Notes Payable

 

The real estate notes payable are summarized as follows:

 

 

   

August 30,

2014

   

November 30,

2013

 

Real estate notes payable

  $ 2,538     $ 2,746  

Less:

               

Current portion of real estate notes payable

    (293 )     (279 )
    $ 2,245     $ 2,467  

 

 

Two of our retail real estate properties have been financed through commercial mortgages with interest rates of 6.73%. These mortgages are collateralized by the respective properties with net book values totaling approximately $6,161 and $6,262 at August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively. The portion of these mortgages due within one year, $293 and $279 as of August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively, is included in other current liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. The long-term portion, $2,245 and $2,467 as of August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively, is presented as real estate notes payable in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

The fair value of these mortgages was $2,498 and $2,684 at August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively. In determining the fair value, we utilized current market interest rates for similar instruments. The inputs into these fair value calculations reflect our market assumptions and are not observable. Consequently, the inputs are considered to be Level 3 as specified in the fair value hierarchy in ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures. See Note 10.

 

 

Bank Credit Facility

 

Our credit facility with our bank provides for a line of credit of up to $15,000 and is secured by our accounts receivable and inventory. The facility contains covenants requiring us to maintain certain key financial ratios. We are in compliance with all covenants under the agreement and expect to remain in compliance for the foreseeable future.

  

 
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PART I-FINANCIAL INFORMATION-CONTINUED

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-UNAUDITED

AUGUST 30, 2014

(Dollars in thousands except share and per share data)

 

At August 30, 2014, we had $216 outstanding under standby letters of credit, leaving availability under our credit line of $14,784.

 

7. Contingencies

 

We are involved in various legal and environmental matters, which arise in the normal course of business. Although the final outcome of these matters cannot be determined, based on the facts presently known, we believe that the final resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position or future results of operations.

 

During fiscal 2012, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) made a distribution to us of $9,010 representing our share of the final distribution of duties that have been withheld by Customs under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 (“CDSOA”). We have received annual distributions in past years under the CDSOA as a result of our support of an antidumping petition on imports of wooden bedroom furniture from China. Certain manufacturers who did not support the antidumping petition (“Non-Supporting Producers”) filed actions in the United States Court of International Trade challenging the CDSOA's “support requirement” and seeking to share in the distributions. As a result, Customs held back a portion of those distributions (“the Holdback”) pending resolution of the Non-Supporting Producers' claims. The Court of International Trade dismissed all of the actions of the Non-Supporting Producers, who appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“the Court of Appeals”). The Court of Appeals denied the Non-Supporting Producers’ request for an injunction to block the final distribution of the Holdback and allowed Customs to distribute the funds in April of 2012. The Court of Appeals held oral arguments on March 8, 2013 concerning the appeals, and on August 19, 2013 a three-judge panel ruled against the appellants in a two-to-one decision. The Non-Supporting Producers’ request for an en banc rehearing by the full Court of Appeals was denied. On May 2, 2014 the Non-Supporting Producers filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.  We do not know whether the Supreme Court will grant certiorari.  Should any  action by the Supreme Court or, on remand, by a lower court result in the reversal of the earlier decisions of the Federal Circuit which determined that the Non-Supporting Producers were not entitled to CDSOA distributions, it is possible that Customs may seek to have us return all or a portion of our share of the distribution. However, we believe that the likelihood of such an outcome is remote.

 

We lease land and buildings that are used in the operation of our Company-owned retail stores as well as in the operation of certain of our licensee-owned stores. We had obligations of $94,427 and $96,421 at August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively, for future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases having initial terms in excess of one year.

 

We also have guaranteed certain lease obligations of licensee operators. Lease guarantees range from one to ten years. We were contingently liable under licensee lease obligation guarantees in the amount of $3,795 and $3,698 at August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively.

 

In the event of default by an independent dealer under the guaranteed lease, we believe that the risk of loss is mitigated through a combination of options that include, but are not limited to, arranging for a replacement dealer, liquidating the collateral (primarily inventory), and pursuing payment under the personal guarantees of the independent dealer. The proceeds of the above options are expected to cover the estimated amount of our future payments under the guarantee obligations, net of recorded reserves. The fair value of lease guarantees (an estimate of the cost to the Company to perform on these guarantees) at August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013 was not material.

 

In June of 2014, we placed $1,150 on deposit with one of our insurance carriers as security to guarantee our obligations under certain insurance policies. This deposit is included in other current assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of August 30, 2014. Prior to June 2014, this collateral obligation was satisfied by a standby letter of credit.

 

 
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AUGUST 30, 2014

(Dollars in thousands except share and per share data)

 

8. Post Employment Benefit Obligations

 

We have an unfunded Supplemental Retirement Income Plan (the “Supplemental Plan”) that covers one current and certain former executives. The liability for this plan was $9,305 and $9,775 as of August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively, and is recorded as follows in the condensed consolidated balance sheets:

 

 

   

August 30,

2014

   

November 30,

2013

 

Accrued compensation and benefits

  $ 810     $ 810  

Post employment benefit obligations

    8,495       8,965  
                 

Total pension liability

  $ 9,305     $ 9,775  

 

  

Components of net periodic pension costs are as follows:

  

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

 

Service cost

  $ 20     $ 18     $ 59     $ 53  

Interest cost

    93       87       279       262  

Amortization of transition obligation

    10       11       32       32  

Amortization of loss

    31       20       92       61  
                                 

Net periodic pension cost

  $ 154     $ 136     $ 462     $ 408  

 

  

 

We have an unfunded Deferred Compensation Plan that covers one current executive and certain former executives and provides for voluntary deferral of compensation. This plan has been frozen with no additional participants or deferrals permitted. During the third quarter of fiscal 2014, we recorded a credit to income of $124 due to a change in our estimate of the future obligation of a former employee. We recognized expense (income) under this plan as follows:

 

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

 

Deferred compensation plan expense (income)

  $ (52 )   $ 72     $ 92     $ 216  

 

 
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Our liability under this plan was $2,232 and $2,555 as of August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectively, and is recorded as follows in the condensed consolidated balance sheets:

 

   

August 30,

2014

   

November 30,

2013

 

Accrued compensation and benefits

  $ 373     $ 373  

Post employment benefit obligations

    1,859       2,182  
                 

Total deferred compensation liability

  $ 2,232     $ 2,555  

 

 
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9. Earnings Per Share

 

The following reconciles basic and diluted earnings per share:

  

   

Net Income

   

Weighted Average

Shares

   

Net Income

Per Share

 

For the quarter ended August 30, 2014

                       
                         

Basic earnings per share

  $ 2,256       10,475,945     $ 0.22  

Add effect of dilutive securities:

                       

Options and restricted shares

    -       135,209       (0.01 )

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 2,256       10,611,154     $ 0.21  
                         

For the quarter ended August 31, 2013:

                       
                         

Basic earnings per share

  $ 556       10,742,625     $ 0.05  

Add effect of dilutive securities:

                       

Options and restricted shares

    -       163,204       -  

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 556       10,905,829     $ 0.05  
                         
                         

For the Nine Months ended August 30, 2014:

                       
                         

Basic earnings per share

  $ 5,650       10,596,433     $ 0.54  

Add effect of dilutive securities:

                       

Options and restricted shares

    -       138,627       (0.01 )

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 5,650       10,735,060     $ 0.53  
                         

For the Nine Months ended August 31, 2013:

                       
                         

Basic earnings per share

  $ 3,489       10,717,506     $ 0.33  

Add effect of dilutive securities:

                       

Options and restricted shares

    -       161,679       (0.01 )

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 3,489       10,879,185     $ 0.32  

 

 

For the three and nine months ended August 30, 2014 and August 31, 2013, the following potentially dilutive shares were excluded from the computations as their effect was anti-dilutive:

 

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

 

Stock options

    207,500       415,000       207,500       472,500  

Unvested shares

    -       70,000       66,339       81,295  
                                 

Total anti-dilutive securities

    207,500       485,000       273,839       553,795  

 

 
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10. Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements

 

Financial Instruments

 

Our financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments in certificates of deposit, accounts receivable, cost and equity method investments, accounts payable and long-term debt. Because of their short maturities, the carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments in certificates of deposit, accounts receivable, and accounts payable approximate fair value. Our cost and equity method investments generally involve entities for which it is not practical to determine fair values.

 

 

Investments

 

Our short-term investments of $23,125 and $28,125 at August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013, respectfully, consisted of certificates of deposit (CDs) with original terms generally ranging from six to twelve months, bearing interest at rates ranging from 0.10% to 0.91%. At August 30, 2014, the weighted average remaining time to maturity of the CDs was approximately eight months and the weighted average yield of the CDs was approximately 0.208%. Each CD is placed with a Federally insured financial institution and all deposits are within Federal deposit insurance limits. Due to the nature of these investments and their relatively short maturities, the carrying amount of the short-term investments at August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2013 approximates their fair value.

 

We hold an investment in the Fortress Value Recovery Fund I, LLC (“Fortress”). Due to significant declines in net asset values during the first quarter of fiscal 2012, the highly illiquid nature of the investment, and the high degree of uncertainty regarding our ability to recover our investment in the foreseeable future, we fully impaired the carrying amount of this investment during the year ended November 24, 2012. During the three and nine months ended August 30, 2014, we recognized gains of $18 and $207, respectively, resulting from the partial liquidation of Fortress which is included in other loss, net in our consolidated statement of income. The timing and amount of future receipts, if any, from the liquidation of Fortress, remain uncertain, and will be recognized as gains in other income if and when notification of a distribution is received.

 

Fair Value Measurement 

 

The Company accounts for items measured at fair value in accordance with ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures. ASC 820’s valuation techniques are based on observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect readily obtainable data from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect our market assumptions. ASC 820 classifies these inputs into the following hierarchy:

 

Level 1 Inputs– Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets.

 

Level 2 Inputs– Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable.

 

Level 3 Inputs– Instruments with primarily unobservable value drivers.

 

 

We believe that the carrying amounts of our current assets and current liabilities approximate fair value due to the short-term nature of these items. The recurring estimate of the fair value of our mortgages payable for disclosure purposes (see Note 6) involves Level 3 inputs.

 

 
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11. Asset Dispositions and Accrued Lease Exit Costs

 

Asset Dispositions

 

During the three and nine months ended August 30, 2014 we received proceeds from the disposition of investment real estate totaling $3,750 and $5,157, respectively. During the first quarter of fiscal 2014 we received $1,407 from the sale of our retail real estate investment property in Henderson, Nevada. This property had been classified as held for sale and included in other current assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheet at November 30, 2013. During the third quarter of fiscal 2014 we received net proceeds in the amount of $3,750 from the sale of our retail real estate investment property located in Denver, Colorado. This asset had been included in retail real estate in our condensed consolidated balance sheet at November 30, 2013. The gains associated with these dispositions for the three and nine months ended August 30, 2014 were not material.

 

Accrued Lease Exit Costs

 

The following table summarizes the activity related to our accrued lease exit costs:

  

Balance at November 30, 2013

  $ 907  

Payments on unexpired leases

    (456 )

Accretion of interest on obligations and other

    32  
         

Balance at August 30, 2014

  $ 483  

Current portion included in other accrued liabilities

  $ 140  

Long-term portion included in other long-term liabilities

    343  
    $ 483  

 

 

12. Recent Accounting Pronouncements 

 

In July 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-11 (ASU 2013-11), which updated the guidance in ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes. The amendments in ASU 2013-11 generally provide guidance for the presentation of unrecognized tax benefits when a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward exists at the reporting date. The guidance requires an unrecognized tax benefit to be presented as a decrease in a deferred tax asset where a net operating loss, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward exists and certain criteria are met. This guidance will become effective for us as of the beginning of our 2015 fiscal year and is consistent with our present practice.

 

In April 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-08 (ASU 2014-08), which updated the guidance in ASC Topic 205, Presentation of Financial Statements, and ASC Topic 360, Property, Plant and Equipment. The amendments in ASU 2014-08 change the criteria for reporting discontinued operations for all public and nonpublic entities. The amendments also require new disclosures about discontinued operations and disposals of components of an entity that do not qualify for discontinued operations reporting. This guidance will become effective for all disposals (or classifications as held for sale) of components of an entity that occur within annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014, and interim periods within those years, and therefore will become effective for us as of the beginning of our 2016 fiscal year. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact upon our financial condition or results of operations.

  

 
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In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09 (ASU 2014-09), which creates ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, and supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, including most industry-specific revenue recognition guidance throughout the Industry Topics of the Codification. In addition, ASU 2014-09 supersedes the cost guidance in Subtopic 605-35, Revenue Recognition—Construction-Type and Production-Type Contracts, and creates new Subtopic 340-40, Other Assets and Deferred Costs—Contracts with Customers. In summary, the core principle of Topic 606 is that an entity recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The amendments in ASU 2014-09 are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period, and early application is not permitted. Therefore the amendments in ASU 2014-09 will become effective for us as of the beginning of our 2018 fiscal year. The Company is currently assessing the impact of implementing the new guidance.

 

 

 

13. Segment Information

 

We have strategically aligned our business into three reportable segments as defined in ASC 280, Segment Reporting, and as described below:

 

 

Wholesale. The wholesale home furnishings segment is involved principally in the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale and distribution of furniture products to a network of Bassett stores (Company-owned and licensee-owned stores retail stores) and independent furniture retailers. Our wholesale segment includes our wood and upholstery operations as well as all corporate selling, general and administrative expenses, including those corporate expenses related to both Company- and licensee-owned stores.

 

 

Retail – Company-owned stores. Our retail segment consists of Company-owned stores and includes the revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities (including real estate) and capital expenditures directly related to these stores.

 

 

Investments and real estate. Our investments and real estate segment consists of our short-term investments, our holdings of real estate leased or previously leased as licensee stores, and our equity investment in Zenith. We also hold an investment in Fortress, which we fully reserved during fiscal 2012. Although this segment does not have operating earnings, income or loss from the segment is included in other loss, net, in our consolidated statements of income and retained earnings.

 

Inter-company net sales elimination represents the elimination of wholesale sales to our Company-owned stores. Inter-company income elimination includes the embedded wholesale profit in the Company-owned store inventory that has not been realized. These profits will be recorded when merchandise is delivered to the retail consumer. The inter-company income elimination also includes rent paid by our retail stores occupying Company-owned real estate.

 

 
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The following table presents our segment information:

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

   

August 30,

2014

   

August 31,

2013

 

Net Sales

                               

Wholesale

  $ 56,069     $ 52,927     $ 163,339     $ 160,820  

Retail - Company-owned stores

    53,987       46,245       154,401       147,672  

Inter-company elimination

    (24,870 )     (22,020 )     (71,722 )     (70,268 )

Consolidated

  $ 85,186     $ 77,152     $ 246,018     $ 238,224  
                                 

Income (loss) from Operations

                               

Wholesale

  $ 3,216     $ 2,367     $ 9,821     $ 8,218  

Retail - Company-owned stores

    (167 )     (1,509 )     (2,605 )     (1,803 )

Inter-company elimination

    350       (35 )     1,160       182  

Consolidated

  $ 3,399     $ 823     $ 8,376     $ 6,597  
                                 

Depreciation and Amortization

                               

Wholesale

  $ 447     $ 325     $ 1,108     $ 998  

Retail - Company-owned stores

    1,451       1,114       4,008       3,080  

Investments and real estate

    92       117       312       367  

Consolidated

  $ 1,990     $ 1,556     $ 5,428     $ 4,445  
                                 

Capital Expenditures

                               

Wholesale

  $ 788     $ 731     $ 4,013     $ 2,853  

Retail - Company-owned stores

    2,690       3,632       11,674       6,694  

Investments and real estate

    -       -       -       -  

Consolidated

  $ 3,478     $ 4,363     $ 15,687     $ 9,547  

 

   

As of

   

As of

 

 

 

August 30,

2014

   

November 30,

2013

 
Identifiable Assets            

Wholesale

  $ 113,017     $ 109,958  

Retail - Company-owned stores

    88,254       77,331  

Investments and real estate

    29,515       38,560  

Consolidated

  $ 230,786     $ 225,849  

 

 
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Item 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Overview

 

Bassett is a leading retailer, manufacturer and marketer of branded home furnishings. Our products are sold primarily through a network of Company-owned and licensee-owned branded stores under the Bassett Home Furnishings (“BHF”) name, with additional distribution through other wholesale channels including multi-line furniture stores, many of which feature Bassett galleries or design centers, specialty stores and mass merchants. We were founded in 1902 and incorporated under the laws of Virginia in 1930. Our rich 112-year history has instilled the principles of quality, value, and integrity in everything that we do, while simultaneously providing us with the expertise to respond to ever-changing consumer tastes and to meet the demands of a global economy.

 

With 94 BHF stores at August 30, 2014, we have leveraged our strong brand name in furniture into a network of corporate and licensed stores that focus on providing consumers with a friendly environment for buying furniture and accessories.  We created our store program in 1997 to provide a single source home furnishings retail store that provides a unique combination of stylish, quality furniture and accessories with a high level of customer service.  The store features custom order furniture ready for delivery in less than 30 days, more than 1,000 upholstery fabrics, free in-home design visits, and coordinated decorating accessories.  We believe that our capabilities in custom furniture have become unmatched in recent years. Our manufacturing team takes great pride in the breadth of its options, the precision of its craftsmanship, and the speed of its delivery.  The selling philosophy in the stores is based on building strong long term relationships with each customer.  Sales people are referred to as Design Consultants and are each trained to evaluate customer needs and provide comprehensive solutions for their home decor. We continue to strengthen the sales and design talent within our Company-owned retail stores.  Our Design Consultants undergo extensive Design Certification training. This training has strengthened their skills related to our house call and design business, and is intended to increase business with our most valuable customers.

 

In order to reach markets that cannot be effectively served by our retail store network, we also distribute our products through other wholesale channels including multi-line furniture stores, many of which feature Bassett galleries or design centers, specialty stores and mass merchants. We use a network of over 25 independent sales representatives who have stated geographical territories. These sales representatives are compensated based on a standard commission rate. We believe this blended strategy provides us the greatest ability to effectively distribute our products throughout the United States and ultimately gain market share.  

 

In September of 2011, we announced the formation of a strategic partnership with HGTV (Home and Garden Television), a division of Scripps Networks, LLC, which combines our 112 year heritage in the furniture industry with the penetration of 99 million households in the United States that HGTV enjoys today.  As part of this alliance, the in-store design centers have been co-branded with HGTV to more forcefully market the concept of a “home makeover”, an important point of differentiation for our stores that also mirrors much of the programming content on the HGTV network.

 

The following table summarizes the changes in store count during the nine months ended August 30, 2014:

  

   

November 30,

2013

   

New Stores*

   

Closed

Stores*

   

August 30,

2014

 

Company-owned stores

    55       6       (1 )     60  

Licensese-owned stores

    34       -       -       34  
                                 

Total

    89       6       (1 )     94  

 

*Does not include openings and closures due to relocation of existing stores within a market. 

 

 
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In fiscal 2013, we began a program to increase the Company-owned retail store count and relocate a number of first generation stores to better locations. This program included opening nine new stores and relocating six existing stores in 2013 and 2014. As a result, we spent $11,674 in capital expenditures for new and relocated stores in the first nine months of fiscal 2014 and expect to spend approximately $2,000 during the fourth quarter of 2014. During the nine months ended August 30, 2014, stores in the following locations were opened and relocated:

 

New Stores

 

Store Relocations

     

Forth Worth, Texas

 

Little Rock, Arkansas

Westport, Connecticut

 

Boston, Massachusetts

Annapolis, Maryland

   

Burlington, Massachusetts

   

Hartsdale, New York

   

Rockville, Maryland

   

  

 

During the next six months, we expect to relocate stores in San Antonio, Texas and Southlake, Texas. During the third quarter of fiscal 2014 we closed our Company-owned store in Plano, Texas.  

 

We expect to continue opening new stores in the future, primarily in underpenetrated markets where we currently have stores. We and certain licensees are actively engaged in site selection and lease negotiations for several locations and expect to open at least three to five new stores in 2015. While we currently expect to renew or extend three leases for Company-owned stores that expire in 2015, we will continue to evaluate whether it is more appropriate to reposition the stores to a more favorable location within the market as we do with any leases that come up for renewal.  

 

As with any retail operation, prior to opening a new store we incur such expenses as rent, training costs and other payroll related costs. These costs generally range between $100 to $300 per store depending on the overall rent costs for the location and the period between the time when we take possession of the physical store space and the time of the store opening. Generally, rent payments between time of possession and opening of a new store are deferred and therefore rent costs recognized during that time do not require cash. Inherent in our retail business model, we also incur significant losses in the first two to three months of operation following a new store opening. Similar to other furniture retailers, we do not recognize a sale in the income statement until the furniture is delivered to our customer. Because our retail business model does not involve maintaining a stock of retail inventory that would result in quick delivery, and because of the custom nature of our furniture offerings, delivery to our customers usually does not occur until 30 days after an order is placed. We generally require a deposit at the time of order and collect the remaining balance when the furniture is delivered at which time the sale is recorded in the income statement. Coupled with the previously discussed store pre-opening costs, total start-up losses can range from $300 to $500 per store. While this expansion is initially costly to our operating results, we believe our site selection and new store presentation will result in locations that operate at or above a retail break-even level within 12 months of their opening. Even as these stores ramp up to break-even, we are realizing additional wholesale sales volume that will leverage the fixed costs in our wholesale business.

 

Our wholesale operations include an upholstery plant in Newton, North Carolina that produces a wide range of upholstered furniture. We believe that we are an industry leader with our quick-ship custom upholstery offerings. We also operate a custom dining manufacturing facility in Martinsville, Virginia. Most of our wood furniture and certain of our upholstery offerings are sourced through several foreign plants, primarily in Vietnam, Indonesia and China. We define imported product as fully finished product that is sourced internationally. For the nine months ended August 30, 2014, approximately 42% of our wholesale sales were of imported product compared to 47% for the nine months ended August 31, 2013.

 

 
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Results of Operations – Three and nine months ended August 30, 2014 compared with three and nine months ended August 31, 2013:

 

Net sales, gross profit, selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense, and income from operations were as follows for the periods ended August 30, 2014 and August 31, 2013:

 

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended*

 
   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

 
                                                                 

Net sales

  $ 85,186       100.0 %   $ 77,152       100.0 %   $ 246,018       100.0 %   $ 238,224       100.0 %

Gross profit

    45,018       52.8 %     38,723       50.2 %     130,584       53.1 %     121,909       51.2 %

SG&A expenses

    41,510       48.7 %     37,822       49.0 %     120,991       49.2 %     115,017       48.3 %

New store pre-opening costs

    109       0.1 %     78       0.1 %     1,217       0.5 %     295       0.1 %
                                                                 

Income from operations

  $ 3,399       4.0 %   $ 823       1.1 %   $ 8,376       3.4 %   $ 6,597       2.8 %

  

* 39 weeks for fiscal 2014 as compared to 40 weeks for fiscal 2013.

 

On a consolidated basis, we reported net sales for the third quarter of 2014 of $85,186, as compared to $77,152 for the third quarter of 2013, a 10.4% increase. Net sales for the nine months ended August 30, 2014 were $246,018, a 3.3% increase from the comparable period of 2013. Because of our fiscal calendar, the nine months ended August 31, 2013 consisted of 40 weeks compared to 39 weeks for the first nine months of 2014. On an average weekly basis (normalizing for the extra week in the first nine months of 2013), consolidated net sales increased 5.9%. Operating income was $3,399 for the third quarter of 2014 as compared to $823 for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of $2,576 primarily attributable to higher margins in our wholesale operations along with improved pricing strategies and higher comparable-store sales in our retail operations. For the nine months ended August 30, 2014, operating income was $8,376, an increase of $1,779 from the first nine months of 2013 driven primarily by improved wholesale margins along with improved pricing strategies at retail, partially offset by higher new store related costs (both pre- and post- opening), as we opened six new stores during the first nine months of 2014 compared to two in the first nine months of 2013.

 

 
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Segment Information

 

We have strategically aligned our business into three reportable segments as described below:

 

Wholesale. The wholesale home furnishings segment is involved principally in the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale and distribution of furniture products to a network of Bassett stores (licensee-owned stores and Company-owned stores) and independent furniture retailers. Our wholesale segment includes our wood and upholstery operations as well as all corporate selling, general and administrative expenses, including those corporate expenses related to both Company- and licensee-owned stores. We eliminate the sales between our wholesale and retail segments as well as the imbedded profit in the retail inventory for the consolidated presentation in our financial statements.

 

Retail – Company-owned stores. Our retail segment consists of Company-owned stores and includes the revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities (including real estate) and capital expenditures directly related to these stores.

 

Investments and real estate. Our investments and real estate segment consists of our holdings of retail real estate leased or previously leased as licensee stores and our equity investment in Zenith Freight Lines, LLC, (“Zenith”). We also hold an investment in the Fortress Value Recover Fund I, LLC (“Fortress”), which we fully reserved during the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Although this segment does not have operating earnings, income from the segment is included in other loss, net, in our condensed consolidated statements of income and retained earnings.

 

 
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The following tables illustrate the effects of various intercompany eliminations on consolidated income from operations in the consolidation of our segment results:

 

   

Quarter Ended August 30, 2014

 
   

Wholesale

   

Retail

   

Eliminations

   

Consolidated

 
                                 

Net sales

  $ 56,069     $ 53,987     $ (24,870 ) (1)   $ 85,186  

Gross profit

    18,230       26,933       (145 ) (2)     45,018  

SG&A expense

    15,014       26,991       (495 ) (3)     41,510  

New store pre-opening costs

    -       109       -       109  

Income (loss) from operations

  $ 3,216     $ (167 )   $ 350     $ 3,399  

 

   

Quarter Ended August 31, 2013

 
   

Wholesale

   

Retail

   

Eliminations

   

Consolidated

 
                                 

Net sales

  $ 52,927     $ 46,245     $ (22,020 ) (1)   $ 77,152  

Gross profit

    17,023       22,191       (491 ) (2)     38,723  

SG&A expense

    14,656       23,622       (456 ) (3)     37,822  

New store pre-opening costs

    -       78       -       78  

Income (loss) from operations

  $ 2,367     $ (1,509 )   $ (35 )   $ 823  

 

   

Nine Months Ended August 30, 2014*

 
   

Wholesale

   

Retail

   

Eliminations

   

Consolidated

 
                                 

Net sales

  $ 163,339     $ 154,401     $ (71,722 ) (1)   $ 246,018  

Gross profit

    53,789       77,054       (259 ) (2)     130,584  

SG&A expense

    43,968       78,442       (1,419 ) (3)     120,991  

New store pre-opening costs

    -       1,217       -       1,217  

Income (loss) from operations

  $ 9,821     $ (2,605 )   $ 1,160     $ 8,376  

 

   

Nine Months Ended August 31, 2013*

 
   

Wholesale

   

Retail

   

Eliminations

   

Consolidated

 
                                 

Net sales

  $ 160,820     $ 147,672     $ (70,268 ) (1)   $ 238,224  

Gross profit

    52,624       70,478       (1,193 ) (2)     121,909  

SG&A expense

    44,406       71,986       (1,375 ) (3)     115,017  

New store pre-opening costs

    -       295       -       295  

Income (loss) from operations (4)

  $ 8,218     $ (1,803 )   $ 182     $ 6,597  

 

(1)

Represents the elimination of sales from our wholesale segment to our Company-owned BHF stores.

(2)

Represents the change for the period in the elimination of intercompany profit in ending retail inventory.

(3)

Represents the elimination of rent paid by our retail stores occupying Company-owned real estate.

(4)

Excludes the effects of restructuring and asset impairment charges and lease exit costs. These charges are not allocated to our segments.

* 39 weeks for fiscal 2014 as compared to 40 weeks for fiscal 2013.

 

 
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The following is a discussion of operating results for our wholesale and retail segments:

 

Wholesale segment

 

Results for the wholesale segment for the three months ended August 30, 2014 and August 31, 2013 are as follows:

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended*

 
   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

 
                                                                 

Net sales

  $ 56,069       100.0 %   $ 52,927       100.0 %   $ 163,339       100.0 %   $ 160,820       100.0 %

Gross profit

    18,230       32.5 %     17,023       32.2 %     53,789       32.9 %     52,624       32.7 %

SG&A expenses

    15,014       26.8 %     14,656       27.7 %     43,968       26.9 %     44,406       27.6 %
                                                                 

Income from operations

  $ 3,216       5.7 %   $ 2,367       4.5 %   $ 9,821       6.0 %   $ 8,218       5.1 %

 

 

* 39 weeks for fiscal 2014 as compared to 40 weeks for fiscal 2013

 

   

Quarterly Analysis of Results – Wholesale

   

Net sales for the wholesale segment were $56,069 for the third quarter of 2014 as compared to $52,927 for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.9%. Shipments to the BHF store network increased 9.2% from the comparable prior year period while shipments outside of the BHF store network increased 1.8%. Gross margins for the wholesale segment increased 30 basis points to 32.5% for the third quarter of 2014 as compared with 32.2% for the third quarter of 2013. This increase was primarily due to improved margins in the upholstery operations with higher sales volumes providing greater leverage of fixed costs. Wholesale SG&A increased $358 to $15,014 for the third quarter of 2014 as compared to $14,656 for the third quarter of 2013. SG&A as a percentage of sales decreased to 26.8% for the third quarter of 2014 as compared to 27.7% for the third quarter of 2013 due primarily to greater leverage of fixed costs from higher sales volumes and tighter expense control. Income from operations was $3,216, or 5.7% of sales, for the third quarter of 2014 as compared to $2,367, or 4.5% of sales, for the comparable prior year period.

  

 
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Year-to-date Analysis of Results - Wholesale

 

Net sales for the wholesale segment were $163,339 for the nine months ended August 30, 2014 as compared to $160,820 for the comparable prior year period, an increase of 1.6%. On an average weekly basis (normalizing for the extra week in the first 9 months of 2013), wholesale net sales increased 4.2%. Average weekly shipments outside of the BHF store network increased 10.9%, while average weekly shipments to the BHF stores were flat compared with the prior year period. We have gained market share in the traditional furniture store channel as recent product offerings have been well received. Sales to our BHF store network were negatively impacted by slower business during the winter months from inclement weather along with overall softness in the demand for wood furniture. Gross margins for the wholesale segment increased 20 basis points to 32.9% for the first nine months of 2014 as compared with 32.7% for the first nine months of 2013. Wholesale SG&A decreased $438 to $43,968 for the first nine months of 2014 as compared to $44,406 for the first nine months of 2013 primarily due to lower fixed SG&A. SG&A as a percentage of sales decreased to 26.9% as compared to 27.6% for the prior year period primarily due to tighter expense control. Income from operations was $9,821, or 6.0% of sales, for the nine months ended August 30, 2014 as compared to $8,218, or 5.1% of sales, for the comparable prior year period.

 

Wholesale shipments by type:

 

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended*

 
   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

 
                                                                 

Wood

  $ 21,694       38.7 %   $ 22,251       42.0 %   $ 63,462       38.9 %   $ 66,716       41.5 %

Upholstery

    33,975       60.6 %     30,262       57.2 %     98,707       60.4 %     92,698       57.6 %

Other

    400       0.6 %     414       0.9 %     1,170       0.7 %     1,406       0.9 %

Total

  $ 56,069       100.0 %   $ 52,927       100.0 %   $ 163,339       100.0 %   $ 160,820       100.0 %

  

* 39 weeks for fiscal 2014 as compared to 40 weeks for fiscal 2013

 

 

Wholesale Backlog

 

The dollar value of wholesale backlog, representing orders received but not yet shipped to dealers and Company stores, was $14,352 at August 30, 2014 as compared with $13,038 at August 31, 2013.

  

Retail – Company-owned stores segment

 

Results for the retail segment for the three months ended August 30, 2014 and August 31, 2013 are as follows:

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended*

 
   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

 
                                                                 

Net sales

  $ 53,987       100.0 %   $ 46,245       100.0 %   $ 154,401       100.0 %   $ 147,672       100.0 %

Gross profit

    26,933       49.9 %     22,191       48.0 %     77,054       49.9 %     70,478       47.7 %

SG&A expenses

    26,991       50.0 %     23,622       51.1 %     78,442       50.8 %     71,986       48.7 %

New store pre-opening costs

    109       0.2 %     78       0.2 %     1,217       0.8 %     295       0.2 %

Loss from operations

  $ (167 )     -0.3 %   $ (1,509 )     -3.3 %   $ (2,605 )     -1.7 %   $ (1,803 )     -1.2 %

 

 
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Results for the comparable stores (53 stores for the quarters ended August 30, 2014 and August 31, 2013, 51 stores for the nine months ended August 30, 2014 and August 31, 2013) are as follows:

 

   

Quarter Ended

   

Nine Months Ended*

 
   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

   

August 30, 2014

   

August 31, 2013

 
                                                                 

Net sales

  $ 48,913       100.0 %   $ 43,364       100.0 %   $ 139,789       100.0 %   $ 138,303       100.0 %

Gross profit

    24,393       49.9 %     20,847       48.1 %     69,597