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Lakeland Industries, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2014 Year End and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

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SOURCE Lakeland Industries, Inc.

Reports Consolidated Operating loss of $0.4 million and Consolidated Sales of $91.4 million in FY14 and an operating profit of $4.1 million, excluding Brazil

Sales down 3.9% consolidated and up 7.6%, excluding Brazil, over FY13

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2014 ended January 31, 2014. (The primary reason the Company excludes Brazil in many of the statements below is because our commercial lender has excluded Brazil from most covenant calculations and any other consideration and because Brazil has generated significant losses for FY13 and FY14).

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Excluding operations in Brazil, the loss on sale of its plant in Qingdao, China and the inventory adjustments in the US, the Company is reporting the best year since FY09 for adjusted EBITDA.

Financial Results Highlights-Fiscal 2014 and Recent Company Developments:

  • The Company has earned operating income before corporate overhead in the US of $5.2 million in the fiscal year ending January 31, 2014, compared $1.1 million in last year.
  • Reflected in the operating income in the US and China are two inventory charges:  $353,000 for overhead rate revisions and an approximate $1.3 million reserve for discontinued product lines.
  • Brazil operations in this year included inventory adjustments of $1.4 million. Further, Brazil incurred a loss of $213,000 on sales of raw material from inventory in order to raise cash in Brazil.
  • Sales of Lakeland worldwide decreased 3.9% and, excluding Brazil increased 7.6% year over year.  Net sales (including Brazil) of $91.4 million in FY14 compared with $95.1 million in FY13. Net sales, however, excluding Brazil, increased 7.6% from $78.3 million last year to $84.2 million this year.
  • Net sales from continuing operations decreased $3.7 million, or 3.9%, to $91.4 million for the year ended January 31, 2014, compared to $95.1 million for the year ended January 31, 2013. The net decrease was mainly due to a $9.7 million decrease in foreign sales, partially offset by a $6.0 million increase in domestic sales. The net decrease of $9.7 million in foreign sales was mainly due to a $9.6 million decrease in sales in Brazil as a result of several large bid sales in the prior year and a generally poor sales level in Brazil. China external sales decreased by $1.4 million however, excluding direct ships to the US of $5.2 included in prior year sales now included in US sales in the current year, China external sales increased by $4.2 million, an increase of 38%. UK sales increased by $1.8 million, or 18%. US disposable sales increased by $4.2 million but, excluding direct ships, decreased by $1.0 million. Fyrepel sales increased by $1.7 million, or 56%, as a result of new product introductions. Canada sales decreased by $0.3 million, mainly as a result of the weakening Canadian economy and the further loss from DuPont product sales, although Canada sales strengthened in Q4 in spite of the weak currency. Reflective sales were increased by $1.4 million as a result of new product introduction. Kazakhstan and Russia sales increased by $0.9 million as we gain market acceptance in these new markets.
  • Argentina:  we resolved our internal working capital shortages immediately following our financing in late Q2, however, governmental restrictions on imports in Argentina caused shortfalls in sales in Q3 and Q4. Coordination of customs import issues remains problematic. Management is pursuing all possible remedies.
  • Chile:  in Q3 FY13 Chile had large sales to Peru and Ecuador. Bids for both are being processed and management expects some sales in Q1 and Q2 of FY15 for these customers.
  • In FY14, gross margin for Lakeland worldwide was 22.2%, compared to 28.7% last year. Excluding Brazil, gross margin increased from 28.2% last year to 29.7% this year. However, excluding Brazil and excluding the inventory charges in the US described above, gross margin increased to 31.8% as compared with 28.2% last year.
  • Operating expenses worldwide decreased by $3.1 million and decreased as a percent of sales to 27.6% from 29.7% last year. Operating expenses for Lakeland worldwide, excluding Brazil, decreased by $448,000. SGA as a percent of sales, excluding Brazil, decreased from 27.4% to 25.1%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to $5.6 million this year from $2.2 million last year. Adjusted EBITDA for Lakeland worldwide, excluding Brazil, increased from $2.7 million last year to $7.9 million this year.
  • Most of the improvement in adjusted EBITDA was generated in the United States and China.
  • Net loss of $(0.1) million, $(0.02) per share this year vs. $26.3 million loss, $(4.97) per share last year.
  • The Company completed its refinancing with AloStar and LKL in June for $15 million and $3.5 million and with BDC in Canada for US $1.06 million, closed a new loan in China for US $0.8 million and was granted a line of credit in China for approximately US $1.2 million subsequent to year-end. We have also obtained two factoring lines of credit in Brazil.
  • Lakeland terminated the previous management in Brazil and hired a new CEO specializing in turnaround situations and a new CFO. We adopted a new strategy emphasizing industrial and smaller governmental agency orders, de-emphasizing large bid contracts. Accordingly, throughout the current fiscal year, there has been major cost cutting in Brazil to "right size" the operation to appropriate levels for the new lower volume strategy.
  • Net book value per share, counting shares underlying the warrant with a nominal exercise price, is $7.94.
  • Excluding operations in Brazil, the loss on sale of its plant in Qingdao, China and the inventory adjustments in the US, the Company is reporting the best year since FY09 for adjusted EBITDA.
  • Q4 gross profit was 28.1% compared with 23.9% last year. Excluding Brazil and the inventory reserves in the US and China, gross profit would have been 34.2% in Q4 this year.
  • Operating income was a loss of $388,000 in Q4 this year compared with an operating loss of $1,401,000 in Q4 last year and, excluding Brazil, increased from $35,000 loss last year to $280,000 profit this year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for Q4 increased from a loss of $15,000 last year to a positive EBITDA of $1,403,000 this year and, excluding Brazil, increased from $522,000 last year to $1,628,000 this year.

 

Operating Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA - Lakeland Consolidated with and without Brazil  ($000) *


Quarter Ended January 31, 2014


Quarter Ended January 31, 2013


Lakeland consolidated

Brazil **

Lakeland worldwide excluding Brazil


Lakeland consolidated

Brazil **

Lakeland worldwide excluding Brazil

Sales

$22,221

$1,814

$20,407


$23,399

$2,683

$20,716

Year over year growth (decline)

(5.0)%

(32.4)%

1.5%


-----

-----

-----









Gross profit

6,248

170

6,078


5,598

477

5,121

Gross margin

28.1%

9.4%

29.8%


23.9%

17.8%

24.7%

Operating expenses

6,636

838

5,799


6,999

1,843

5,156

    Operating expense as % of sales

29.9%

46.2%

28.4%


29.0%

68.7%

24.9%

Operating income (loss)

(388)

(668)

280


(1,401)

(1,366)

(35)

Less other expenses

(204)

(204)

-----


(10,796)

(10,013)

(783)

Add other income

48

-----

48


(167)

-----

(167)

Add depreciation and amortization

381

75

306


422

65

357

   EBITDA

(163)

(797)

634


(11,942)

(11,314)

(628)

Equity compensation

19

-----

19


(17)

-----

(17)

Brazil goodwill impairment charge

-----

-----

-----


9,953

9,953

-----

India additional reserve

-----

-----

-----


800

-----

800

Additional Brazil severance and executive recruiter fee

132

63

69


66

66

-----

Financing Fees in other expense (adjustments)

-----

-----

-----


79

-----

79

Brazil additional Foreign Exchange losses

204

204

-----


(99)

(99)

-----

Brazil additional VAT tax charge

-----

-----

-----


137

137

-----

Brazil additional inventory reserve unusual charge

305

305

-----


167

167

-----

Change in accounting-inventory reserves at two-year excess

-----

-----

-----


288

-----

288

Inventory reserve in US and China-discontinued product lines raw material/finished goods

906

-----

906


-----

-----

-----

Brazil CEO termination settlement

-----

-----

-----


553

553

-----









   ADJUSTED EBITDA

$1,403

$(225)

$1,628


$(15)

$(537)

$522


Numbers may not add due to rounding

*This table is a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures.

**Brazil numbers, as presented in this table, include immaterial intercompany transactions.

 


Operating Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA - Lakeland Consolidated with and without Brazil  ($000) *


Year Ended January 31, 2014


Year Ended January 31, 2013


Lakeland consolidated

Brazil **

Lakeland worldwide excluding Brazil


Lakeland consolidated

Brazil **

Lakeland worldwide excluding Brazil

Sales

$91,384

$7,212

$84,172


$95,118

$16,856

$78,262

Year over year growth (decline)

(3.9)%

(57.2)%

7.6%


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-----

-----









Gross profit

24,833

(309)

25,141


27,327

5,250

22,077

Gross margin

27.17%

(4.3)%

29.9%


28.7%

31.1%

28.2%

Operating expenses

25,191

4,102

21,089


28,278

6,860

21,418

    Operating expense as % of sales

27.57%

56.9%

25.1%


29.7%

40.7%

27.4%

Operating income (loss)

(359)

(4,411)

4,052


(951)

(1,610)

(659)

Less other expenses

(475)

(475)

-----


(19,423)

(18,640)

(783)

Add other income

50

-----

50


(82)

-----

(82)

Add depreciation and amortization

1,607

329

1,278


1,551

289

1,262

   EBITDA

823

(4,557)

5,380


(18,905)

(19,961)

1,056

Equity compensation

198

-----

198


333

-----

333

Brazil goodwill impairment charge

-----

-----

-----


9,953

9,953

-----

India additional reserve

-----

-----

-----


800

-----

800

Brazil Arbitration Judgment

-----

-----

-----


7,874

7,874

-----

Additional Brazil severance and executive recruiter fee

286

185

101


66

66

-----

Financing Fees in other expense (adjustments)

75

-----

75


79

-----

79

Qingdao plant shutdown costs and costs of sale

480

-----

480


-----

-----

-----

Brazil additional Foreign Exchange losses

475

475

-----


741

741

-----

Brazil additional VAT tax charge

153

153

-----


137

137

-----

Brazil additional inventory reserve unusual charge

1,464

1,464

-----


167

167

-----

Change in accounting estimate-OH rates revised

354

-----

354


-----

-----

-----

Change in accounting-inventory reserves at two-year excess

-----

-----

-----


288

-----

288

Inventory reserve in US and China-discontinued product lines raw material/finished goods

1,281

-----

1,281


-----

-----

-----

Severance charges in USA

-----

-----

-----


110

-----

110

Brazil CEO termination settlement

-----

-----

-----


553

553

-----









   ADJUSTED EBITDA

$5,589

$(2,280)

$7,870


$2,196

$(470)

$2,667


Numbers may not add due to rounding

*This table is a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures.

**Brazil numbers, as presented in this table, include immaterial intercompany transactions.

 

Management's Comments

Christopher J. Ryan stated, "As stated previously, management believes it will have Brazil turned around by the second quarter in FY15. Other than Brazil, all of our other business units are doing well and as projected. Once Brazil is at breakeven, the full earning potential of the rest of the Company will be apparent.

It is important to note that our current bank covenants and lines of credit are NOT dependent upon operations in Brazil. Thus, management is free to completely reorganize it, and we have and will continue to follow such a course of action."

Financial Results Conference Call

Lakeland will host a conference call at 4:30 PM (EDT) today to discuss the Company's year-end and fourth quarter fiscal 2014 financial results. The conference call will be hosted by Christopher J. Ryan, Lakeland's President and CEO, and Gary Pokrassa, Lakeland's Chief Financial Officer.  Investors can listen to the call by dialing 877-870-4263-(Domestic) 412-317-0790 (International) or 855-669-9657-(Canada), Pass Code 10043655.

For a replay of this call, dial 877-344-7529 (Domestic) or 412-317-0088 (International), Pass Code 10043655.

About Lakeland Industries, Inc.:

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE) manufactures and sells a comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market.  The Company's products are sold by a direct sales force and through independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers such as chemical/petrochemical, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, janitorial, pharmaceutical and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as hospitals and laboratories. In addition, Lakeland supplies federal, state, and local government agencies, fire and police departments, airport crash rescue units, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many other federal and state agencies.  For more information concerning Lakeland, please visit the Company online at www.lakeland.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions as described from time to time in Press Releases and Forms 8-K, registration statements, quarterly and annual reports and other reports and filings filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission or made by management.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address Lakeland's expectations of sources or uses for capital or which express the Company's expectation for the future with respect to financial performance or operating strategies can be identified as forward-looking statements.  As a result, there can be no assurance that Lakeland's future results will not be materially different from those described herein as "believed," "projected," "planned," "intended," "anticipated," "estimated" or "expected," or other words which reflect the current view of the Company with respect to future events.  We caution readers that these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company hereby expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events conditions or circumstances on which such statement is based.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and consolidated income, excluding Brazil. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that they provide useful information about operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company in this press release may be different from the methods used by other companies.

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures tables in this press release. These accompanying tables include details on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.

 

 

Lakeland Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands except share data)

For the Years Ended January 31, 2014 and 2013



January 31,


2014

2013

 ASSETS



Current assets



Cash and cash equivalents

$4,555

$6,737

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of  $588,800 and $342,000 at January 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively

13,795

 

13,783

Inventories

39,845

39,271

Deferred income taxes

4,707

-----

Assets of discontinued operations in India

------

813

Prepaid income tax

471

1,565

Other current assets

2,108

1,703

Total current assets

65,481

63,872

Property and equipment, net

12,069

14,089

Prepaid VAT and other taxes, noncurrent

2,380

2,462

Security deposits

1,415

1,546

Intangibles, prepaid bank fees and other assets, net

1,534

477

Goodwill

871

872

Total assets

$83,750

$83,318

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities



Accounts payable

$8,181

$6,704

Accrued compensation and benefits

1,189

976

Other accrued expenses

1,554

2,409

Liabilities of discontinued operations in India

------

25

Current maturity of long-term debt

50

100

Current maturity of arbitration settlement

1,000

1,000

Short-term borrowing      

2,559

7,129

Borrowings under revolving credit facility

12,415

9,559

Total current liabilities

26,948

27,902

Accrued arbitration award in Brazil (net of current maturities)

3,759

4,711

Long-term portion of Canada and Brazil loans

1,111

1,298

Subordinated debt, net of OID

1,525

-----

Other liabilities - accrued legal fees in Brazil

71

87

VAT taxes payable long term

3,329

3,329

Total liabilities

36,743

37,327

Stockholders' equity



Preferred stock, $.01 par; authorized 1,500,000 shares

     (none issued)

------

------

Common stock, $.01 par; authorized 10,000,000 shares,

issued 5,713,180 and 5,688,600; outstanding 5,356,739 and 5,332,159 at January 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively

57

57

Treasury stock, at cost; 356,441 shares at January 31, 2014 and January 31, 2013

(3,352)

 

(3,352)

Additional paid-in capital

53,365

50,973

Accumulated deficit

(592)

(472)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,472)

(1,214)

Total stockholders' equity

47,006

45,991

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$83,750

$83,318


Numbers may not add due to rounding

 

 

LAKELAND INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands except share data)

For the Years Ended January 31, 2014 and 2013



Years Ended


January 31,


2014

2013




Net sales from continuing operations

$91,384

$95,117

Cost of goods sold from continuing operations

66,551

67,790

Gross profit from continuing operations

24,833

27,327

Operating expenses from continuing operations



Selling and shipping

11,797

13,148

General and administrative

13,395

15,209

Total operating expense from continuing operations

25,192

28,357

Operating loss from continuing operations                           

(359)

(1,030)

Foreign exchange loss in Brazil

(476)

(741)

Arbitration judgment in Brazil

-------

(7,874)

Goodwill and other intangibles impairment in Brazil

-------

(9,954)

Other income (loss)

50

(82)

Additional VAT tax charge in Brazil

------

(137)

Interest expense

(2,186)

(913)

Loss from continuing operations  before income taxes

(2,971)

(20,731)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes on continuing operations

(2,851)

5,036

Loss from continuing operations

(119)

(25,767)

Discontinued operations:



Loss from operations of discontinued India glove manufacturing facility (including loss on disposal of $800,000 in assets in 2013)

-------

(800)

Benefit from income taxes

-------

(278)

Loss on discontinued operations

-------

(522)

Net loss

$(120)

$(26,289)

Basic loss per share:



Loss from continuing operations

$(0.02)

$(4.87)

Discontinued operations

-----

(0.10)

Basic loss per share

$(0.02)

$(4.97)

Diluted loss per share:



Loss from continuing operations

$(0.02)

$(4.87)

Discontinued operations

-----

(0.10)

Diluted loss per share

$(0.02)

$(4.97)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:



Basic

5,689,230

5,290,332

Diluted

5,689,230

5,290,332


Numbers may not add due to rounding

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