Chromcraft Revington, Inc. : Reports First Quarter Results 05/17/2011 | 05:25 pm

Chromcraft Revington, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CRC) today reported its results for the first quarter of 2011. The net loss was $1,804,000 for the current quarter as compared to a net loss of $980,000 for the first quarter of 2010. Sales for the first quarter of 2011 were $12,480,000 as compared to sales of $13,907,000 for the prior year period.

Residential furniture shipments in the first quarter of 2011 were lower as compared to the prior year period primarily due to weakness in consumer demand for residential furniture in our product categories and price segment, which we believe is consistent with industry trends; the continuing economic downturn which reflects the ongoing labor and housing market struggles and reduced access to consumer credit; and import competition. Commercial furniture sales were lower for the first quarter of 2011 as compared to the prior year period primarily due to lower shipments of conference tables and seating products.

Operating results in the first quarter of 2011 were negatively impacted by a lower number of units shipped as compared to the same period last year which resulted in higher unabsorbed fixed overhead costs and manufacturing inefficiencies, an unfavorable product sales mix, and higher material and freight costs on certain products due to cost increases and delays in receiving parts from overseas suppliers. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $223,000 lower in the first quarter of 2011 as compared to the prior year period primarily due to lower sales commissions.

Cash flow used in operating activities was $0.4 million for the first quarter of 2011 as compared to $4.5 million provided in the prior year period. The $4.5 million of cash provided in the 2010 period included the receipt of a tax refund of $6.6 million. Excluding this tax refund, we used $1.7 million less cash in the first quarter of 2011 as compared to the prior year period, primarily due to larger reductions in inventories and accounts receivable in the 2011 period. The Company had cash of $3.8 million at April 2, 2011, no bank borrowings during the first quarter of 2011, and no outstanding loan balance at April 2, 2011.

Commenting on these results, Ronald H. Butler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said "Our disappointing operating results for the current quarter reflect a continuation of the very challenging business environment and the lingering effects of the economic downturn as the labor and housing markets continue to struggle which has suppressed consumer demand for furniture in our categories and price segment. In these uncertain times, we have diligently focused on our cash flow and balance sheet management along with controlling operating costs to be in line with our revenue base."

Chromcraft Revington? businesses design residential and commercial furniture marketed throughout North America. The Company wholesales its residential furniture products under Chromcraft®, Cochrane®, Peters-Revington®, Southern Living®, and CR Kids & Beyond® primary brands. It sells commercial furniture under the Chromcraft® brand. The Company sources furniture from overseas suppliers, with domestic contract specialty facilities, and operates one U.S. manufacturing facility for its commercial furniture and motion based casual dining furniture in Mississippi.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and assumptions. These forward-looking statements can be generally identified as such because they include future tense or dates, or are not historical or current facts, or include words such as "believe," "may," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," or words of similar import. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance or outcomes and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those reported, expected, or anticipated as of the date of this release.

Among such risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those reported, expected or anticipated are general economic conditions, including the impact of the current recession in the United States and elsewhere; import and domestic competition in the furniture industry; ability of the Company to execute its business strategies, implement its new business model and successfully complete its business transition; our ability to grow sales and reduce expenses to eliminate our operating losses; our ability to sell the right product mix; supply disruptions with products manufactured in China and other Asian countries; continued credit availability under the Company's bank credit facility; market interest rates; consumer confidence levels; cyclical nature of the furniture industry; consumer and business spending; changes in relationships with customers; customer acceptance of existing and new products; new and existing home sales; financial viability of the Company's customers and their ability to continue or increase product orders; loss of key management; and other factors that generally affect business; and certain risks as set forth in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect information, events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.

SOURCE: Chromcraft Revington

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