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Crown Crafts Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2024
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Crown Crafts Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2024

GONZALES, La., Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crown Crafts, Inc. (NASDAQ-CM: CRWS) (the “Company”) today reported results for the third quarter fiscal year 2024, which ended December 31, 2023.

Third Quarter Summary

  • Net sales of $23.8 million, an increase of 25.2% from the prior-year quarter
  • Gross profit as a percentage of net sales of 27.0%, up from 23.7% in the third quarter of fiscal 2023
  • Net income of $1.7 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to $1.3 million or $0.13 per diluted share in the prior-year quarter
  • Declared quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share of Series A common stock

“Our third quarter fiscal 2024 results reflect the contribution of Manhattan Toy and the steps we have implemented to achieve operating efficiencies and expand our toy offerings and customer base,” said Olivia W. Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Overall, the consumer continues to be impacted by the ongoing inflationary pressures which has reduced their discretionary income and overall purchasing power.  Going forward, we remain focused on delivering top and bottom-line performance while positioning our brands for growth as conditions improve.”

Third Quarter and Nine-Month Fiscal 2024 Results

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal year 2024 were $23.8 million, compared to $19.0 million in the prior-year quarter. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 27.0% versus 23.7% in the third quarter of 2023. Net income was $1.7 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared with $1.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted share in the prior-year quarter.

Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2024 were $65.1 million, compared with $53.4 million in the prior-year period. Gross profit was 27.3% of net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2024, as compared with 28.3% in the prior-year period. Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2024 was $3.9 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared with $4.8 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

Quarterly Cash Dividend

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s Series A common stock of $0.08 per share, which will be paid on April 5, 2024 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2024.

Conference Call

The Company will host a teleconference today at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time to discuss the Company’s results, during which interested individuals will be given the opportunity to ask appropriate questions. To join the teleconference, dial (844) 861-5504 and ask to join the Crown Crafts, Inc. call. The teleconference can also be accessed in listen-only mode by visiting the Company’s website at www.crowncrafts.com. The financial information to be discussed during the teleconference may be accessed prior to the call on the investor relations portion of the Company’s website. A telephone replay of the teleconference will be available one hour after the end of the call through 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on May 14, 2024. To access the replay, dial (412) 317-0088 and enter replay access code 3590233.

About Crown Crafts, Inc.

Crown Crafts, Inc. designs, markets and distributes infant, toddler and juvenile consumer products. Founded in 1957, Crown Crafts is one of America’s largest producers of infant bedding, toddler bedding, bibs, toys and disposable products. The Company operates through its four wholly owned subsidiaries, NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc., Sassy Baby, Inc., Manhattan Group, LLC and Manhattan Toy Europe Limited, which market a variety of infant, toddler and juvenile products under Company-owned trademarks, as well as licensed collections and exclusive private label programs. Sales are made directly to retailers such as mass merchants, large chain stores and juvenile specialty stores. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.crowncrafts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon management’s current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates” and variations of such words and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks include, among others, general economic conditions, including changes in interest rates, in the overall level of consumer spending and in the price of oil, cotton and other raw materials used in the Company’s products, changing competition, changes in the retail environment, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate newly acquired businesses, the level and pricing of future orders from the Company’s customers, the extent to which the Company’s business is concentrated in a small number of customers, the Company’s dependence upon third-party suppliers, including some located in foreign countries, customer acceptance of both new designs and newly-introduced product lines, actions of competitors that may impact the Company’s business, disruptions to transportation systems or shipping lanes used by the Company or its suppliers, and the Company’s dependence upon licenses from third parties. Reference is also made to the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for additional factors that may impact the Company’s results of operations and financial condition. The Company does not undertake to update the forward-looking statements contained herein to conform to actual results or changes in our expectations, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:

Craig J. Demarest
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(225) 647-9118
cdemarest@crowncrafts.com

Investor Relations:

Three Part Advisors
Steven Hooser, Partner, or John Beisler, Managing Director
(817) 310-8776

 
CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
In thousands, except percentages and per share amounts
(Unaudited)
 
    Three-Month Periods Ended   Nine-Month Periods Ended
    December 31, 2023
  January 1, 2023   December 31, 2023
  January 1, 2023
Net sales   $ 23,801     $ 19,004     $ 65,053     $ 53,440  
Gross profit     6,434       4,506       17,772       15,105  
Gross profit percentage     27.0%       23.7%       27.3%       28.3%  
Marketing and administrative expenses     4,107       2,742       12,189       8,891  
Income from operations     2,327       1,764       5,583       6,214  
Income before income tax expense     2,194       1,768       5,072       6,379  
Income tax expense     492       420       1,182       1,557  
Net income     1,702       1,348       3,890       4,822  
Basic and diluted earnings per share   $ 0.17     $ 0.13     $ 0.38     $ 0.48  
             
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:            
Basic     10,241       10,118       10,198       10,096  
Diluted     10,241       10,133       10,200       10,116  
             
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
In thousands
             
          (Unaudited)  
          December 31, 2023
  April 2, 2023
Cash and cash equivalents         $ 683     $ 1,742  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances           22,044       22,808  
Inventories           34,935       34,211  
Total current assets           60,406       60,375  
Operating lease right of use assets           15,813       17,305  
Finite-lived intangible assets – net           3,022       3,473  
Goodwill           7,874       7,912  
Total assets         $ 89,304     $ 90,972  
             
Total current liabilities           14,630       13,057  
Long-term debt           10,014       12,674  
Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent           13,056       14,889  
             
Shareholders’ equity           51,225       49,214  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity         $ 89,304     $ 90,972  
             

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