OCALA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Nobility Homes, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NOBH) announced sales and earnings results for its third quarter ended August 2, 2014. Sales for third quarter 2014 were up 12% to $5,346,639 as compared to $4,758,456 recorded in third quarter 2013. Income from operations was $289,126 versus $154,940 last year. Net income after taxes was $252,268 as compared to $121,501 last year. The net income after taxes for third quarter 2014 included a $96,668 non-cash loss from our investment in one retirement community limited partnership. Diluted earnings per share were $.06 per share compared to $.03 per share last year.
For the first nine months of fiscal 2014, sales were up 25% to $14,969,094 as compared to $11,973,742 for the first nine months of 2013. Income from operations was $678,940 versus $99,191 last year. Net income after taxes was $640,570 compared to $79,325 last year. The net income after taxes for the first nine months of 2014 included a $231,355 non-cash loss from our investment in one retirement community limited partnership. Diluted earnings per share were $0.16 per share compared to $.02 per share last year.
Nobility's financial position for the first nine months of 2014 remains very strong with cash and cash equivalents and short term investments of $12,940,363 and no outstanding debt. Working capital is $22,191,124 and our ratio of current assets to current liabilities is 12.1:1. Stockholders' equity is $35,897,004 and the book value per share of common stock increased to $8.84.
Terry Trexler, President, stated, "Our sales for the third quarter of 2014 were strong despite tight retail credit standards and uncertain economic conditions present in our country. According to the Florida Manufactured Housing Association, shipments in Florida for the period from November 2013 through July 2014 were up approximately 22% from the same period last year. We believe that the long-term demographic trends favor future growth in the Florida market area we serve, and that the current economic environment requires us to maintain our strong financial position for future growth and success."
We have specialized for 47 years in the design and production of quality, affordable manufactured homes at our plant located in central Florida. With our multiple retail sales centers, an insurance subsidiary, and investments in retirement manufactured home communities, we are the only vertically integrated manufactured home company headquartered in Florida.
Certain statements in this report are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although Nobility believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there are risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, competitive pricing pressures at both the wholesale and retail levels, increasing material costs, continued excess retail inventory, increase in repossessions, changes in market demand, changes in interest rates, availability of financing for retail and wholesale purchasers, consumer confidence, adverse weather conditions that reduce sales at retail centers, the risk of manufacturing plant shutdowns due to storms or other factors, the impact of marketing and cost-management programs, reliance on the Florida economy, impact of labor shortage, impact of materials shortage, increasing labor cost, cyclical nature of the manufactured housing industry, impact of rising fuel costs, catastrophic events impacting insurance costs, availability of insurance coverage for various risks to Nobility, market demographics, management's ability to attract and retain executive officers and key personnel, increased global tensions, market disruptions resulting from terrorist or other attack and any armed conflict involving the United States and the impact of inflation.
|NOBILITY HOMES, INC.|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|August 2,||November 2,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 12,459,002||$ 10,468,453|
|Accounts receivable - trade||1,388,588||2,701,057|
|Mortgage notes receivable, current||6,561||4,549|
|Income tax receivable||9,142||--|
|Pre-owned homes, current||2,770,354||2,187,598|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||434,446||319,546|
|Deferred income taxes||522,227||656,461|
|Total current assets||24,188,537||21,836,712|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||3,987,570||3,731,463|
|Mortgage notes receivable, long term||181,557||183,753|
|Deferred income taxes||1,473,773||1,339,539|
|Total assets||$ 37,894,417||$ 37,150,621|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Accounts payable||$ 281,282||$ 645,519|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||520,091||614,368|
|Total current liabilities||1,997,413||1,966,965|
|Commitments and contingent liabilities|
|Preferred stock, $.10 par value, 500,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding||--||--|
|Common stock, $.10 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; 5,364,907 shares issued||536,491||536,491|
|Additional paid in capital||10,640,294||10,632,060|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||266,507||240,378|
|Less treasury stock at cost, 1,303,363 shares in 2014 and 1,307,854 shares in 2013||(9,506,642)||(9,545,057)|
|Total stockholders' equity||35,897,004||35,183,656|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 37,894,417||$ 37,150,621|
|NOBILITY HOMES, INC.|
|Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|August 2,||August 3,||August 2,||August 3,|
|Net sales||$ 5,346,639||$ 4,758,456||$ 14,969,094||$11,973,742|
|Cost of goods sold||(4,286,471)||(3,854,816)||(12,059,098)||(9,946,333)|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||(771,042)||(748,700)||(2,231,056)||(1,928,218)|
|Other income (loss):|
|Undistributed earnings in joint venture -- Majestic 21||34,105||29,180||105,913||89,380|
|Losses from investments in retirement community limited partnerships||(96,668)||(93,290)||(231,355)||(223,131)|
|Total other loss||(36,000)||(33,439)||(37,512)||(19,866)|
|Income before provision for income taxes||253,126||121,501||641,428||79,325|
|Other comprehensive income|
|Unrealized investment gain||21,306||96,497||26,129||141,127|
|Comprehensive income||$ 273,574||$ 217,998||$ 666,699||$ 220,452|
|Weighed average number of shares outstanding:|
|Net income per share:|
|Basic||$ 0.06||$ 0.03||$ 0.16||$ 0.02|
|Diluted||$ 0.06||$ 0.03||$ 0.16||$ 0.02|
Source:Nobility Homes, Inc.