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Havertys Reports Earnings for Second Quarter 2015

ATLANTA, July 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HAVERTYS (NYSE:HVT) (NYSE:HVT.A) reports earnings per share of $0.21 for the second quarter and $0.48 for the first half of 2015 which are the same earnings per share results as the comparable periods in 2014.

Clarence H. Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said, “We are encouraged by the improvements in the macro environment in both housing and wages, key drivers of our business. We have strengthened our brand in existing markets and have expanded into new communities. Our team is executing plans to ensure we have the best value and quality product of any furniture retailer. We are having consistent success in our custom upholstery business which has increased by double-digits for eight of the last ten quarters. Our free in-home designers’ consultations are generating business in the near term and establishing relationships for future sales. As we further separate ourselves from the promotional furniture stores, we believe the on trend customer will continue to identify Havertys as their preferred store.”

Financial Highlights

Second Quarter 2015 Compared to Second Quarter 2014

  • As previously announced, net sales increased 7.2% to $187.7 million. Comparable store sales were up 4.8%.
  • Total written sales were up 5.0% and written comparable store sales were up 2.4%.
  • Average written ticket was up 3.3% and sales of custom upholstery increased 10.2%.
  • Gross profit margins were 53.4% versus 53.8% of sales, slightly better than our expectations.
  • SG&A costs as a percent of sales rose slightly to 49.4% compared to 49.3%. Total SG&A dollars increased $6.5 million largely due to increases in selling costs of $3.0 million, occupancy expense of $1.1 million, administrative costs of $1.1 million, and $0.6 million in advertising. We have the overhead in place for four additional stores versus last year and have increased our in-home design staff.
  • Other income includes $0.8 million from the settlement of credit card antitrust litigation.
  • We purchased 92,577 shares of common stock at an average price of $20.98.

Six Months ended June 30, 2015 Compared to Same Period of 2014

  • Net sales increased 6.2% to $379.1 million. Comparable store sales were up 4.3%.
  • Average ticket was up 4.1% and custom upholstery orders increased 10.7%.
  • Gross profit margins decreased 30 basis points to 53.5% compared to 53.8% as a percent of sales.
  • SG&A costs as a percent of sales rose slightly to 48.8% compared to 48.7%. Total SG&A dollars increased $11.1 million driven by increases in selling costs of $5.5 million, occupancy expense of $2.2 million primarily for depreciation, and administrative costs of $2.2 million.
  • We opened two stores in the new markets of Rogers, Arkansas and Waco, Texas and strengthened our position in Southeast Florida with a new store in Coconut Creek, Florida during the first six months of 2015. Our store count was 122 at June 30, 2015 versus 118 at June 30, 2014.

Expectations and Other

  • Total delivered sales for the third quarter to date of 2015 are up approximately 8.9% over the same period last year and comparable store sales are up 7.0%. Total written sales for the third quarter to date of 2015 are up approximately 4.4% over the same period last year and written comparable store sales are up approximately 2.1%.
  • Our previous guidance on gross profit margins for the full year 2015 is unchanged at 53.3%.
  • The estimate for fixed and discretionary type expenses for 2015 remains $239 to $241 million versus the $231 million for these same costs in 2014. The variable type costs within SG&A for the full year of 2015 are anticipated to be at the high end of the 17.5% to 17.7% percent of sales range in our previous guidance.
  • We expect to increase selling square footage approximately 3.2% in 2015 based on increasing our store count by a net three locations. Total capital expenditures are estimated to be in the $32 to $33 million range in 2015 depending on the timing of spending for new projects.


HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In Thousands, except per share data – Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net sales $187,732 $175,132 $379,063 $356,869
Cost of goods sold 87,550 80,988 176,234 164,863
Gross profit 100,182 94,144 202,829 192,006
Credit service charges 69 71 142 151
Gross profit and other revenue 100,251 94,215 202,971 192,157
Expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 92,744 86,266 185,048 173,940
Provision for doubtful accounts 61 85 84 133
Other income, net (921) (166) (947) (174)
Total expenses 91,884 86,185 184,185 173,899
Income before interest and income taxes 8,367 8,030 18,786 18,258
Interest expense, net 528 218 1,019 490
Income before income taxes 7,839 7,812 17,767 17,768
Income tax expense 3,006 2,983 6,815 6,810
Net income $4,833 $4,829 $10,952 $10,958
Other comprehensive income
Adjustments related to retirement plans;
net of tax expense of $42 and $73 in 2015
and $51 and $100 in 2014
$66 $80 $116 $162
Comprehensive income $4,899 $4,909 $11,068 $11,120
Basic earnings per share:
Common Stock $0.21 $0.21 $0.49 $0.49
Class A Common Stock $0.20 $0.20 $0.46 $0.46
Diluted earnings per share:
Common Stock $0.21 $0.21 $0.48 $0.48
Class A Common Stock $0.20 $0.20 $0.46 $0.46
Cash dividends per share:
Common Stock $0.080 $0.080 $0.160 $0.160
Class A Common Stock $0.075 $0.075 $0.150 $0.150



HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In Thousands - Unaudited)


June 30,
2015
December 31,
2014
June 30,
2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $66,701 $65,481 $87,843
Investments 6,500 7,250 -
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 8,002 8,017 8,017
Accounts receivable 6,107 7,146 6,730
Inventories 112,345 107,139 94,799
Prepaid expenses 9,434 6,418 7,983
Other current assets 6,761 8,010 2,299
Total current assets 215,850 209,461 207,671
Accounts receivable, long-term 678 731 709
Property and equipment 231,486 225,162 203,643
Deferred income taxes 17,897 17,610 13,153
Other assets 7,082 8,023 15,116
Total assets $472,993 $460,987 $440,292
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $23,769 $24,152 $19,385
Customer deposits 30,038 23,687 27,277
Accrued liabilities 34,504 39,960 30,746
Deferred income taxes 5,689 5,689 -
Current portion of lease obligations 2,928 2,387 1,537
Total current liabilities 96,928 95,875 78,945
Lease obligations, less current portion 50,712 46,678 29,353
Other liabilities 26,129 26,351 26,072
Total liabilities 173,769 168,904 134,370
Stockholders’ equity 299,224 292,083 305,922
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $472,993 $460,987 $440,292


HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In Thousands – Unaudited)

Six Months Ended
June 30,
2015 2014
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $10,952 $10,958
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 12,503 10,960
Share-based compensation expense 2,160 1,767
Provision for doubtful accounts 84 133
Other 621 553
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 1,008 1,432
Inventories (5,206) (3,316)
Customer deposits 6,351 8,269
Other assets and liabilities (3,022) 328
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (7,350) (8,017)
Net cash provided by operating activities 18,101 23,067
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Capital expenditures (14,521) (11,699)
Maturities of certificates of deposit 2,250 -
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 15 (1,001)
Other 18 406
Net cash used in investing activities (12,238) (12,294)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Construction allowance receipts 3,286 -
Payments on lease obligations (1,226) (462)
Taxes on vested restricted shares (1,152) (2,060)
Dividends paid (3,609) (3,593)
Common stock purchased (1,942) -
Net cash used in financing activities (4,643) (6,115)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents during the period 1,220 4,658
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 65,481 83,185
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $66,701 $87,843

About Havertys

Havertys (NYSE:HVT) and (NYSE:HVT.A), established in 1885, is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 122 showrooms in 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle price ranges. Additional information is available on the company’s website, havertys.com.

News releases include forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that might cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, the consumer spending environment for large ticket items, competition in the retail furniture industry and other uncertainties detailed from time to time in the company’s reports filed with the SEC.

Conference Call Information

The company invites interested parties to listen to the live audiocast of the conference call on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at its website, havertys.com under the investor relations section. If you can not listen live, a replay will be available on the day of the conference call at the website or via telephone at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET through Thursday, August 6, 2015. The number to access the telephone playback is 1(888)-203-1112 (replay passcode: 5988371#).

Contact: Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., 404-443-2900 Dennis L. Fink EVP & CFO Jenny Hill Parker SVP, Finance, Secretary and Treasurer

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