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Culp sees strong performance for the third quarter
Mar '10
Culp Inc reported financial and operating results for the third quarter ended January 31, 2010.

Highlights for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 include the following:

• Net sales were $54.0 million, up 21 percent from the third quarter of last year, with mattress fabric segment sales up seven percent and upholstery fabrics segment sales up 39 percent. This is the company's first overall sales gain in two years and the first sales gain in upholstery fabrics in three years.
• Pre-tax income was $3.8 million, or 7.1 percent of net sales, compared with $17,000 in the prior year period.
• Net income was $3.0 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, the highest in almost six years. These results compare with a net loss of ($450,000), or ($0.04) per share, in the prior year quarter.
• The mattress fabrics segment had another strong operating performance for the quarter with solid sales and profitability.
• The upholstery fabrics segment showed substantial profit improvement for the quarter compared with the previous year period and reported the highest quarterly profit in over 5 years.
• The company's financial position remains very solid at quarter end, with cash and cash equivalents of $19.0 million exceeding total debt of $16.4 million.
• The projection for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 is for overall sales to increase approximately 12 to 16 percent over the prior year period. Mattress fabric sales are expected to be up by approximately 10 to 14 percent and upholstery fabrics sales up approximately 13 to 17 percent compared with the prior year. Pre-tax income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 is expected to be in the range of $3.5 to $4.2 million.


For the three months ended January 31, 2010, net sales were $54.0 million, a 21 percent increase compared with $44.6 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $3.0 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, compared with a net loss of ($450,000), or ($0.04) per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2009. The results for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 included restructuring and related pre-tax charges of approximately $777,000.

Frank Saxon, chief executive officer of Culp, Inc., said, "We are pleased with Culp's strong performance for the third quarter. We achieved a 21 percent gain in overall sales from the third quarter of last year, marking the first year-over-year sales gain for the company in two years. We are encouraged that the consumer appears to be slowly returning to the marketplace. Our mattress fabrics business has continued to perform well with solid sales and profitability. During the third quarter, we have seen a significant improvement in our upholstery fabrics performance primarily due to a better macro economic environment and favorable results from our sales and marketing initiatives. We are also realizing the benefits of a lean and agileoperating platform in both business segments, as well as recent capital expenditures in our mattress fabrics business. We have established a strong competitive position in both businesses. Culp represents a stable and reliable supplier in today's market with a proven ability to execute. Our strong financial position is another key advantage in these uncertain economic times and provides us with greater operating flexibility going forward."

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