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CSS INDUSTRIES, INC. REPORTS RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE FISCAL QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2016

CSS INDUSTRIES, INC. REPORTS RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE FISCAL QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2016


 

●   First Quarter Sales Increase Due to Blumenthal Acquisition

●   Acquisition of Substantially All of the Assets of Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc. in the Second Quarter Adds Customers and Manufacturing Capability

 

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA -- CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS) today announced its results of operations for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2016.

 

Sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 increased 2.5% to $45,318,000 from $44,228,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, due to sales attributable to the February 2016 acquisition of substantially all of the business and assets of Blumenthal Lansing Company, LLC ("Blumenthal").  Net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $(3,286,000), or $(0.36) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(3,068,000), or $(0.33) per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.  During the first quarter of fiscal 2017, we experienced higher costs related to a warehouse consolidation project that began in the second half  of fiscal 2016 that is expected to be completed during the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

 

“We are pleased with the first full quarter of Blumenthal,” said Christopher J. Munyan, CSS’ President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Although the first quarter is historically our lowest revenue quarter of the year because of our seasonal orientation, we were able to increase our sales this quarter compared to last year, driven by our acquisition of Blumenthal in February 2016," Mr. Munyan noted.  “We are now finalizing the integration of Blumenthal and we expect that this will be a very positive long-term addition to the CSS portfolio of brands."

 

“We continue to expand our customer base and diversify our product lines, both organically and through acquisitions, within the craft, seasonal and celebrations markets,” said Mr. Munyan.  “After the quarter ended, we purchased substantially all of the assets of Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc., a business that we have admired for many years. As we stated when we announced this acquisition, we are excited about the unique weaving capabilities the Schiff business will bring to our U.S. facilities, and we are confident that our customers will benefit from the high-quality products and longstanding legacy Schiff brings to CSS.  We will relocate acquired equipment and inventory to our existing facilities to expand the breadth of our manufacturing capability.”

 

Mr. Munyan concluded by stating “we are confident that our strong balance sheet, excellent business fundamentals and long-term growth strategy position CSS for future success.”

 

The Company's seasonal orientation has historically resulted in operating losses in the first and fourth quarters of the fiscal year and operating profits in the second and third quarters.

 

About CSS Industries, Inc.

 

CSS is a consumer products company primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers.  These all occasion and seasonal products include decorative ribbons and bows, classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, gift card holders, gift bags, gift wrap, decorations, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery, and other items that commemorate life’s celebrations.

 

 

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among others, statements relating to the expected timing for completion of the warehouse consolidation project, our expectation that Blumenthal will be a very positive long-term addition to our portfolio of brands, and our future success.  Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the Company’s management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company’s management as to future events and financial performance with respect to the Company’s operations.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect the events or circumstances arising after the date as of which they were made.  Actual events or results may differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including without limitation, risks associated with the acquisition of the Blumenthal business and Schiff assets, including the risk that the Company may not be able to successfully manage and integrate the Blumenthal business and Schiff assets; risks associated with the Company’s warehouse consolidation project, including the risk that expected efficiencies will not be realized in the timeframe currently anticipated by the Company; general market and economic conditions; increased competition (including competition from foreign products which may be imported at less than fair value and from foreign products which may benefit from foreign governmental subsidies); information technology risks, such as cyber attacks and data breaches; increased operating costs, including labor-related and energy costs and costs relating to the imposition or retrospective application of duties on imported products; currency risks and other risks associated with international markets; risks associated with acquisitions, including acquisition integration costs and the risk that the Company may not be able to integrate and derive the expected benefits from such acquisitions; the risk that customers may become insolvent, may delay payments or may impose deductions or penalties on amounts owed to the Company; costs of compliance with governmental regulations and government investigations; liability associated with non-compliance with governmental regulations, including regulations pertaining to the environment, Federal and state employment laws, and import and export controls and customs laws; and other factors described more fully in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K and elsewhere in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  As a result of these factors, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, the Company.

 

CSS’ consolidated results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 and condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2016 and 2015 follow:

 

 

 

 

CSS INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

 

Sales

$

45,318

 

 

$

44,228

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

Cost of sales

33,021

 

 

31,786

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

17,574

 

 

17,300

 

Interest income, net

(89

)

 

(72

)

Other income, net

(91

)

 

(48

)

 

 

 

 

 

50,415

 

 

48,966

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

(5,097

)

 

(4,738

)

 

 

 

 

Income tax benefit

(1,811

)

 

(1,670

)

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(3,286

)

 

$

(3,068

)

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share

$

(0.36

)

 

$

(0.33

)

 

 

 

 

Weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding

9,053

 

 

9,342

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends per share of common stock

$

0.20

 

 

$

0.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CSS INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

 

June 30,
 2016

 

March 31,
 2016

 

June 30,
 2015

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

 

(Unaudited)

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

10,111

 

 

$

19,927

 

 

$

33,368

 

Short-term investments

44,926

 

 

59,806

 

 

49,939

 

Accounts receivable, net

42,395

 

 

45,144

 

 

36,363

 

Inventories

91,109

 

 

73,022

 

 

82,093

 

Other current assets

16,105

 

 

12,792

 

 

14,218

 

Total current assets

204,646

 

 

210,691

 

 

215,981

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

27,089

 

 

27,053

 

 

25,510

 

Deferred income taxes

2,680

 

 

3,193

 

 

4,519

 

Other assets

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

19,974

 

 

19,974

 

 

15,820

 

Intangible assets, net

41,380

 

 

42,183

 

 

32,409

 

Other

7,160

 

 

6,832

 

 

5,529

 

Total other assets

68,514

 

 

68,989

 

 

53,758

 

Total assets

$

302,929

 

 

$

309,926

 

 

$

299,768

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

16,556

 

 

$

14,463

 

 

$

16,467

 

Accrued payroll and other compensation

4,907

 

 

9,016

 

 

5,207

 

Accrued customer programs

3,045

 

 

3,275

 

 

3,381

 

Other current liabilities

7,212

 

 

7,051

 

 

7,432

 

Total current liabilities

31,720

 

 

33,805

 

 

32,487

 

Long-term obligations

4,650

 

 

4,631

 

 

4,223

 

Stockholders’ equity

266,559

 

 

271,490

 

 

263,058

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

302,929

 

 

$

309,926

 

 

$

299,768

 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Vincent A. Paccapaniccia

Chief Financial Officer

(610) 729-3750