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Hampshire Group slips into deep losses in Q4'13
Apr '14
Hampshire Group, Limited announced its results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, the Company reported net sales of $35.0 million and a loss from continuing operations of $8.9 million or $1.05 per share, as compared to net sales of $40.2 million and a loss from continuing operations of $0.6 million, or $0.08 per share, for the same period of 2012. 
The 2013 loss included non-cash writedowns of $8.4 million. The decrease in quarterly net sales resulted from the expiration of several licensing agreements at the end of 2012. Increased sales in our remaining Men's Brands division partially offset a decrease in net sales in our Rio Garment division
Gross profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 was $5.8 million, or 16.6% of net sales, compared to $8.3 million, or 20.6% of net sales, in the same period of 2012. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to a writedown of accumulated obsolete inventory at Rio Garment and the impact of lower volume. Gross profit margin from ongoing operations showed year-over-year improvement consistent with corporate expectations.
Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses, excluding non-cash write downs of $7.6 million, for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 declined from $7.8 million (19.3% of net sales) in 2012, to $7.4 million (21.1% of net sales). The increase in SG&A expenses as a percentage of sales stemmed from negative operating leverage on declining sales. 
The nominal decline in SG&A expenses reflects initiatives taken during 2013 to eliminate overhead, reduce fixed costs, and shift where possible to variable expenses tied to sales. These cost controls are geared toward producing a smaller infrastructure commensurate with current sales. 
Our fourth quarter expenses include unanticipated manufacturing and shipping expenses associated with Rio Garment, where higher than expected costs are expected to continue into the first quarter of 2014 but not into the second quarter of 2014.
We incurred several one-time charges during the fourth quarter, including the previously mentioned inventory writedown, as well as two significant non-cash charges associated with our New York headquarters lease ($5.5 million) and goodwill associated with the 2011 acquisition of Rio Garment ($2.1 million). None of these charges affected our fourth quarter cash flow.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, the Company’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, referred to as adjusted EBITDA, was $0.6 million compared to $1.8 million for the same period of 2012. 

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