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McRae Industries, Inc. Reports Earnings for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014

Companies mentioned in this article: McRae Industries, Inc.

MOUNT GILEAD, N.C., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McRae Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MCRAA and MCRAB) reported consolidated net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 of $31,653,000 as compared to $24,864,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 amounted to $3,045,000, or $1.33 per diluted Class A common share as compared to net earnings of $1,943,000, or $0.87 per diluted Class A common share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

FIRST QUARTER FISCAL 2014 COMPARED TO FIRST QUARTER FISCAL 2013

Consolidated net revenues totaled $31.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 as compared to $24.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Sales related to our western/lifestyle boot products for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 totaled $22.3 million as compared to $18.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. This 21% increase net revenues was primarily attributable to continued strong demand for our men and women's branded products. Revenues from our work boot products grew approximately 48%, from $6.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 to $9.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 as the production of military boots related to our multiple contracts increased significantly. Revenues associated with our smaller businesses were minimal. We are cautiously optimistic that the improving economy, coupled with our multiple military boot contracts, will have a positive impact on net revenues for the second quarter.

Consolidated gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 amounted to approximately $10.3 million as compared to $7.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. This increase in gross profit was attributable to both the increase in net revenues and a slight uptick in overall profit margins. Gross profit as a percentage of net revenues inched up from 31.7% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 to 32.4% for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily attributable to the positive impact that increased production levels associated with the military boot business have on lowering per unit product costs.

Consolidated selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses totaled approximately $5.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 as compared to $4.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. This increase in SG&A expenses resulted primarily from increased expenditures for sales related compensation, travel expenses, professional service costs, product promotion costs, and employee benefit costs, which were partially offset by reduced health insurance charges. As a percentage of net revenues, SG&A expenses fell from 19.3 % for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 to 17.4% for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

As a result of the above, the consolidated operating profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 amounted to $4.8 million as compared to $3.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Financial Condition and Liquidity

Our financial condition remained strong at November 2, 2013 as cash and cash equivalents totaled $10.7 million as compared to $10.8 million at August 3, 2013. Our working capital increased from $43.1 million at August 3, 2013 to $45.9 million at November 2, 2013.

We currently have two lines of credit with a bank totaling $6.75 million, all of which was fully available at November 2, 2013. One credit line totaling $1.75 million (which is restricted to one hundred percent of the outstanding receivables due from the Government) expires in January 2014. Our $5.0 million line of credit, which also expires in January 2014, is secured by the inventory and accounts receivable of our Dan Post Boot Company subsidiary. We believe that our current cash and cash equivalents, cash generated from operations, and available credit lines will be sufficient to meet our capital requirements for the remainder of fiscal 2014.

Net cash provided by operating activities for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 amounted to $321,000. Net earnings, as adjusted for depreciation, contributed approximately $3.2 million of cash. Accounts and notes receivable used approximately $3.9 million of cash as strong first quarter sales, primarily attributable to the western and work boot business, outpaced customer payments. Inventory levels in both of our boot businesses used approximately $634,000 of cash as product demand remained strong. The timing of payments for inventory purchases used approximately $349,000 of cash. The payment of accrued sales commissions used approximately $381,000 of cash. The timing of employee benefit and income tax payments provided approximately $2.2 million of cash.

Net cash used by investing activities totaled approximately $188,000, primarily for manufacturing equipment, computer equipment and software upgrades.

Net cash used in financing activities totaled $219,000, which was used for dividend payments.

RECLASSIFICATION

Certain amounts in the 2013 financial statements have been reclassified to the 2014 presentation.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those projected, estimated, assumed or anticipated in any such forward-looking statements include: the effect of competitive products and pricing, risks unique to selling goods to the Government (including variation in the Government's requirements for our products and the Government's ability to terminate its contracts with vendors), changes in fashion cycles and trends in the western boot business, loss of key customers, acquisitions, supply interruptions, additional financing requirements, our expectations about future Government orders for military boots, loss of key management personnel, our ability to successfully develop new products and services, and the effect of general economic conditions in our markets. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.


                     McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                      CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                 (In thousands, except share and per share data)

                                   (Unaudited)


                                       November 2,               August 3,

                                                    2013                 2013
                                                    ----                 ----

    Assets


    Current assets:

    Cash and cash
     equivalents                                 $10,718              $10,804

    Marketable securities                              0                    0

    Accounts and notes
     receivable, net                              19,350                5,394

    Inventories, net                              23,680               23,046

    Income tax receivable                              0                  695

    Prepaid expenses and
     other current assets                            271                  482
                                                     ---                  ---

    Total current assets                          54,019               50,421
                                                  ------               ------


    Property and equipment,
     net                                           3,330                3,319
                                                   -----                -----



    Other assets:

        Marketable securities-
         long term                                   955                  958

    Real estate held for
     investment                                    3,626                3,626

       Amount due from split-
        dollar life insurance                      2,288                2,288

    Trademarks                                     2,824                2,824

    Total other assets                             9,693                9,696
                                                   -----                -----


               Total assets                      $67,042              $63,436
                                                 =======              =======

                                                                        McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                                                                         CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                                    (In thousands, except share and per share data)

                                                                                      (Unaudited)


                                                                                                                    November 2,         August 3,

                                                                                                                                   2013              2013
                                                                                                                                   ----              ----

    Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


    Current liabilities:


         Accounts payable                                                                                                        $3,705            $4,054


         Accrued employee benefits                                                                                                2,498             1,707


         Accrued payroll and payroll taxes                                                                                          828             1,209


         Accrued income tax                                                                                                         666                 0


         Other accrued liabilities                                                                                                  453               399
                                                                                                                                    ---               ---


              Total current liabilities                                                                                           8,150             7,369
                                                                                                                                  -----             -----




    Shareholders' equity:


         Common Stock:


         Class A, $1 par; Authorized 5,000,000 shares; Issued                                                                     2,039             2,038

            and outstanding, 2,038,543 shares and 2,037,605 shares,

            respectively


         Class B, $1 par; Authorized 2,500,000 shares; Issued                                                                       392               393

            and outstanding, 391,981 shares and 392,919 shares,

            respectively


         Retained earnings                                                                                                       56,461            53,636
                                                                                                                                 ------            ------


              Total shareholders' equity                                                                                         58,892            56,067
                                                                                                                                 ------            ------


                   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity                                                                   $67,042           $63,436
                                                                                                                                =======           =======


                          McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                      CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

                      (In thousands, except share and per share data)

                                        (Unaudited)


                                      Three Months Ended

                                         November 2,                 October 27,

                                                       2013                      2012
                                                       ----                      ----


    Net revenues                                    $31,653                   $24,864

       Cost of
        revenues                                     21,352                    16,954
                                                     ------                    ------

             Gross profit                            10,301                     7,910
                                                     ------                     -----


    Costs and expenses:


       Selling,
        general and
        administrative
        expenses                                      5,470                     4,790


       Other expense
        (income), net                                   (77)                      (38)


       Interest
        expense                                           0                         0
                                                        ---                       ---


    Total costs
     and expenses                                     5,393                     4,752


    Earnings
     before income
     taxes                                            4,908                     3,158


    Provision for
     income taxes                                     1,863                     1,215
                                                      -----                     -----


    Net earnings                                     $3,045                    $1,943
                                                     ======                    ======


    Earnings per common share:

         Basic earnings per share:

            Class A                                   $1.58                     $1.05

            Class B                                     .09                         0

         Diluted earnings per share:

            Class A                                    1.33                       .87

            Class B                                      NA                        NA


    Weighted average number of common
     shares outstanding:

           Class A                                2,038,247                 2,030,961

           Class B                                  392,277                   407,460
                                                    -------                   -------

                 Total                            2,430,524                 2,438,421
                                                  ---------                 ---------

                       McRae Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

                                   (In thousands)

                                     (Unaudited)


                                       Three Months
                                          Ended

                                       November 2,               October 27,

                                                    2013                   2012
                                                    ----                   ----


    Net cash provided
     by (used in)
     operating
     activities                                     $321                $(2,412)
                                                    ----                -------


    Cash flows from investing activities:


         Proceeds from
          sales of assets                              0                      4


         Purchase of
          securities                                   0                 (1,045)


         Capital
          expenditures                              (188)                  (142)
                                                    ----                   ----


    Net cash used in
     by investing
     activities                                     (188)                (1,183)
                                                    ----                 ------


    Cash flows from financing activities:


         Purchase of
          company stock                                0                    (14)


         Dividends paid                             (219)                  (183)
                                                    ----                   ----


    Net cash used in
     financing
     activities                                     (219)                  (197)
                                                    ----                   ----


    Net decrease in
     cash and cash
     equivalents                                     (86)                (3,792)


    Cash and cash
     equivalents at
     beginning of
     period                                       10,804                 12,874
                                                  ------                 ------


    Cash and cash
     equivalents at
     end of period                               $10,718                 $9,082
                                                 =======                 ======

SOURCE McRae Industries, Inc.