DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 17, 2022--
Delta Apparel, Inc. (NYSE American: DLA), a leading provider of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products and direct-to-garment digital printing, today announced financial results for its 2022 fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended October 1, 2022.
Robert W. Humphreys, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to announce results marking our second consecutive year of strong organic growth. The combination of our diversified go-to-market strategies with our vertically integrated manufacturing and service platforms allowed us to successfully navigate a dynamic business and economic environment. All five of our market channels - Delta Direct, Global Brands, Retail Direct, DTG2Go, and Salt Life - delivered year-over-year sales growth in fiscal 2022.
Within our Delta Group segment, we continued to see solid growth in our regional screen print and ad specialty businesses along with increasing interest in the supply chain solutions offered in our Global Brands and Retail Direct channels. Our DTG2Go print-on-demand business continues to grow, with a strong double-digit sales increase on the year, and order flow for our digital first strategy exceeds our current capacity. We remain extremely focused on increasing output to meet demand in this important growth area.
Our Salt Life segment achieved another record year of sales and operating results, with overall sales outpacing the prior year by 21%. The Salt Life brand’s ability to connect with consumers across its many marketing touchpoints led to organic growth in all three Salt Life omni-channel markets – wholesale, retail and eCommerce – in the fourth quarter. We ended the year with 21 Salt Life branded retail doors open for business across the U.S. coastline from Southern California to Key West and up the eastern seaboard to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The flexibility of our vertical, near-shore manufacturing platform enabled us to quickly respond to market fluidity and adjust production levels to manage inventory and mitigate higher input costs. We currently plan to operate some of our facilities at less than full capacity in the first half of fiscal 2023 until inventories better align with overall demand.
Mr. Humphreys concluded, "I remain incredibly proud of our associates as they continue to respond to the ever-changing needs of our business. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, we move into our new fiscal year with a highly resilient and diversified business model ready to seize opportunities and meet the challenges ahead."
For the fourth quarter ended October 1, 2022:
For the full year ended October 1, 2022:
Total net inventory at year-end was $248.5 million, compared to $161.7 million a year ago. The year-over-year inventory expansion reflects higher input costs impacting materials, transportation and labor as well as an increase in units on hand.
Total net debt, including capital lease financing and cash on hand, at year-end was $170.6 million, compared to $121.7 million a year ago.
The Company will hold a conference call with senior management to discuss its financial results today at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Company invites you to join the call by dialing 877-704-4453. If calling from outside the United States, please dial 201-389-0920. A live webcast of the conference call will be available at . Please visit the website at least 15 minutes early to register for the teleconference webcast and download any necessary software. A replay of the call will be available through December 17, 2022. To access the telephone replay, participants should dial toll-free 844-512-2921. International callers can dial 412-317-6671. The access code for the replay is 13733708.
Delta Apparel, Inc., along with its operating subsidiaries DTG2Go, LLC, Salt Life, LLC, and M.J. Soffe, LLC, is a vertically-integrated, international apparel company that designs, manufactures, sources, and markets a diverse portfolio of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products under the primary brands of Salt Life®, Soffe®, and Delta. The Company is a market leader in the direct-to-garment digital print and fulfillment industry, bringing proprietary DTG2Go technology and innovation to customer supply chains. The Company specializes in selling casual and athletic products through a variety of distribution channels and tiers, including outdoor and sporting goods retailers, independent and specialty stores, better department stores and mid-tier retailers, mass merchants and e-retailers, the U.S. military, and through its business-to-business e-commerce sites. The Company’s products are also made available direct-to-consumer on its websites at , and as well as through its branded retail stores. The Company’s operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, and it employs approximately 8,600 people worldwide. Additional information about the Company is available at .
This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated or forecasted results, including, but not limited to, the general U.S. and international economic conditions; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and government/social actions taken to contain its spread on our operations, financial condition, liquidity, and capital investments, including recent labor shortages, inventory constraints, and supply chain disruptions; significant interruptions or disruptions within our manufacturing, distribution or other operations; deterioration in the financial condition of our customers and suppliers and changes in the operations and strategies of our customers and suppliers; the volatility and uncertainty of cotton and other raw material prices and availability; the competitive conditions in the apparel industry; our ability to predict or react to changing consumer preferences or trends; our ability to successfully open and operate new retail stores in a timely and cost-effective manner; the ability to grow, achieve synergies and realize the expected profitability of acquisitions; changes in economic, political or social stability at our offshore locations or in areas in which we, or our suppliers or vendors, operate; our ability to attract and retain key management; the volatility and uncertainty of energy, fuel and related costs; material disruptions in our information systems related to our business operations; compromises of our data security; significant changes in our effective tax rate; significant litigation in either domestic or international jurisdictions; recalls, claims and negative publicity associated with product liability issues; the ability to protect our trademarks and other intellectual property; changes in international trade regulations; our ability to comply with trade regulations; changes in employment laws or regulations or our relationship with employees; negative publicity resulting from violations of manufacturing standards or labor laws or unethical business practices by our suppliers and independent contractors; the inability of suppliers or other third-parties, including those related to transportation, to fulfill the terms of their contracts with us; restrictions on our ability to borrow capital or service our indebtedness; interest rate fluctuations increasing our obligations under our variable rate indebtedness; the ability to raise additional capital; the impairment of acquired intangible assets; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the illiquidity of our shares; price volatility in our shares and the general volatility of the stock market; and the other factors set forth in the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and as updated in our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Except as may be required by law, Delta Apparel, Inc. expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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