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Superior Uniform Group, Inc. Reports First Quarter Operating Results

  • 6.8% Increase in Net Sales for Uniforms and Related Products Segment
  • 84.3% Increase in Net Sales for Remote Staffing Solutions Segment
  • 300% Increase in Earnings Per Share (Diluted)

SEMINOLE, Fla., April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGC), manufacturer of uniforms, career apparel and accessories, today announced that for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, earnings were $1,229,000 or $0.20 per share (diluted) compared with $327,000 or $0.05 per share (diluted) reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Net sales for the 2013 first quarter were $30,985,000 compared with 2012 first quarter sales of $28,508,000.

Michael Benstock, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are very pleased to report an 8.7% increase in net sales for the first quarter of this year. We reported very strong gains in net sales in the quarter for both our Uniforms and Related Products segment and our Remote Staffing Solutions segment. We are especially pleased to report an increase of 300% in our earnings per share (diluted) from $.05 per share in the first quarter of 2012 to $0.20 per share in 2013. Our gross margins in our Uniforms and Related Products segment have returned to pre-cotton crisis levels at 35.5% in the current-year period as compared to 32.8% in the prior-year period. We expect this trend to continue throughout 2013.

"We have invested significantly in our staffing and infrastructure in our Remote Staffing Solutions segment over the past year. We began reaping the rewards of this effort in the fourth quarter of 2012 with a 55% increase in net sales of Remote Staffing Solutions and we are continuing to see accelerated growth in this segment with an increase of 84% in net sales of Remote Staffing Solutions in the first quarter of 2013 in comparison with the first quarter of 2012.

"Our financial position remains very strong and has us positioned to make further investments in all of our operations as we continue to pursue acquisitions and other opportunities to accelerate the growth of our business."

ABOUT SUPERIOR UNIFORM GROUP, INC.

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGC), established in 1920, is one of America's foremost providers of fine uniforms and image apparel. Headquartered in Seminole, Fla., Superior Uniform Group manages award-winning uniform apparel programs for major corporations nationwide. Leaders in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing and state-of-the-art distribution, Superior Uniform Group helps companies achieve a professional appearance and communicate their brands—particularly those in the healthcare, hospitality, food service, retail and private security industries. The company's commitment to service, technology, quality and value-added benefits, as well as its financial strength and resources, support customers' diverse needs while embracing a "Customer 1st, Every Time!" philosophy and culture. Superior Uniform Group is the parent company to The Office Gurus® and everyBODY media®. For more information, call (800) 727-8643 or visit www.superioruniformgroup.com.

Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, those identified in the Company's SEC filings, which could cause actual results to differ from those projected.

Comparative figures are as follows:

SUPERIOR UNIFORM GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31,
(Unaudited)
2013 2012
Net sales $ 30,985,000 $ 28,508,000
Costs and expenses:
Cost of goods sold 19,672,000 19,046,000
Selling and administrative expenses 9,557,000 8,914,000
Interest expense 7,000 11,000
29,236,000 27,971,000
Income before taxes on income 1,749,000 537,000
Income tax expense 520,000 210,000
Net income $ 1,229,000 $ 327,000
Per Share Data:
Basic:
Net income $ 0.20 $ 0.05
Diluted:
Net income $ 0.20 $ 0.05
Cash dividends per common share $ -- $ 0.135
SUPERIOR UNIFORM GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
MARCH 31,
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
2013 2012
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,493,000 $ 2,929,000
Accounts receivable - trade 17,318,000 16,036,000
Accounts receivable - other 3,312,000 3,737,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,665,000 2,152,000
Inventories 39,340,000 40,398,000
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 66,128,000 65,252,000
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 8,962,000 8,461,000
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS 523,000 2,509,000
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 4,630,000 3,695,000
OTHER ASSETS 163,000 142,000
$ 80,406,000 $ 80,059,000
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 6,246,000 $ 5,515,000
Other current liabilities 2,843,000 2,770,000
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 9,089,000 8,285,000
LONG-TERM DEBT 120,000 1,160,000
LONG-TERM PENSION LIABILITY 10,545,000 8,173,000
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 700,000 750,000
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 90,000 20,000
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 59,862,000 61,671,000
$ 80,406,000 $ 80,059,000

CONTACT: Superior Uniform Group, Inc. Andrew D. Demott, Jr., CFO (727) 803-7135Source:Superior Uniform Group, Inc.