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Havertys Reports Operating Results for Second Quarter 2022

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 16:11



ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / August 2, 2022 / HAVERTYS (NYSE:HVT and HVT.A), today reported its operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second quarter 2022 versus second quarter 2021:

  • Diluted earnings per common share ("EPS") of $1.27 versus $1.21.
  • Consolidated sales increased 1.3% to $253.2 million. Comparable store sales increased 1.1%. Total written sales declined 13.3%
  • Gross profit margin of 57.9% versus 56.6% and above expectations due to pricing discipline and merchandise mix.

Clarence H. Smith, chairman and CEO, said, "Our strong earnings were driven by solid gross margin improvement and attention to operating costs. These results are particularly gratifying as we are comparing to last year's record setting growth. Supply chains issues are subsiding, and we are restoring our operating inventory levels and reducing our backlog of orders. Consumers continue to return to their historical shopping patterns of concentrating spending around traditional holiday events. We have had declines in in-store traffic and outside these peak periods and our written business was down 13.3% for the quarter compared to last year. We believe consumers are still investing in their home as our written business for the second quarter was up 23.2% over the "normal" pre-pandemic second quarter of 2019.

The second half of this year could be challenging as consumer discretionary spending is impacted by rising inflation, market volatility, and geopolitical concerns. During Havertys' 137 years, its competitive and financial strengths have provided the means to grow from adversity."

Key Results
(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)

Results of Operations
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
$253.2 $250.0 $492.2 $486.5
Gross Profit
146.6 141.5 287.6 276.5
Gross profit as a % of sales
57.9% 56.6% 58.4% 56.8%
45.9 42.0 90.4 82.7
72.2 70.4 142.9 139.5
118.1 112.4 233.3 222.2
SGA as a % of sales
18.2% 16.8% 18.4% 17.0%
28.5% 28.2% 29.0% 28.7%
46.7% 45.0% 47.4% 45.7%
Pre-tax income
28.7 29.2 54.4 54.5
Pre-tax income as a % of sales
11.3% 11.7% 11.1% 11.2%
Net income
21.7 22.9 41.1 42.3
Net income as a % of sales
8.6% 9.2% 8.4% 8.7%
Diluted earnings per share ("EPS")
$1.27 $1.21 $2.37 $2.25

Other Financial and Operations Data

Six Months Ended
2022 2021
EBITDA (in millions)(1)
$62.8 $62.4
Sales per square foot
$232 $229
Average ticket
$3,122 $2,785
  1. See the reconciliation of the non-GAAP metrics at the end of the release.

Liquidity Measures

Six Months Ended June 30,
Six Months Ended June 30,
Free Cash Flow
2022 2021
Cash Returns to Shareholders
2022 2021
Operating Cash Flow
$26.3 $57.6
Share repurchases
$25.0 $-
Capital expenditures
(13.5) (10.9)
8.8 8.5
Free Cash Flow
$12.8 $46.7
Cash returns to shareholders
$33.8 $8.5
Cash at period end
$150.2 $242.1

Second Quarter ended June 30, 2022 Compared to Same Period of 2021

  • Total sales up 1.3%, comp-store sales up 1.1% for the quarter. Total written sales were down 13.3% for the quarter.
  • Gross profit margins increased 130 basis points to 57.9% in 2022 from 56.6% in 2021 due to pricing discipline and merchandise mix.
  • SG&A expenses were 46.7% of sales versus 45.0% and increased $5.7 million. The primary drivers of this change are:
    • increase of $2.3 million in selling expenses due to increased compensation and benefits costs and third-party credit costs.
    • increase in distribution and delivery costs of $2.6 million due to increases in compensation and benefits costs and fuel costs.
    • Increase in occupancy costs of $0.6 million primarily resulting from the timing of repairs and maintenance and depreciation expense.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

  • Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2022 are $150.2 million.
  • Generated $26.3 million in cash from operating activities primarily from solid earnings performance, offset by funding of a $22.0 million increase in inventories and a $4.2 million increase in other operating assets and liabilities.
  • Purchased 899,890 shares of common stock for $25.0 million and paid $8.8 million in quarterly cash dividends during the six months ended June 30, 2022.
  • No funded debt.

Expectations and Other

  • We expect gross profit margins for 2022 will be between 57.7% to 58.0%. Gross profit margins fluctuate quarter to quarter in relation to our promotional cadence. Our estimated gross profit margins are based on anticipated changes in product and freight costs and its impact on our LIFO reserve.
  • Fixed and discretionary expenses within SG&A for the full year of 2022 are expected to be in the $293.0 to $295.0 million range. Variable SG&A expenses for the full year of 2022 are anticipated to be in the 18.2% to 18.4% range in 2022. These estimates of our SG&A costs reflect changes in our previous guidance for marketing spend and increases in selling and delivery costs.
  • Our effective tax rate for 2022 is expected to be 25% excluding the impact from the vesting of stock-based awards, potential tax credits, and any new tax legislation.
  • Planned capital expenditures are approximately $32.0 million in 2022. We expect retail square footage will be relatively flat as we plan to open three stores and close three in 2022. These capital expenditures also include one store expected to open in early 2023. We plan to open one store in early 2023. As part of our enhanced online presence, we are making investments in information technology. This current capital expenditures estimate reflects a deferral of the conversion of our home delivery center in Virginia to a regional distribution facility due to availability and pricing of building materials.


Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
(In thousands, except per share data - unaudited)
2022 2021 2022 2021
Net sales
$253,216 $249,989 $492,162 $486,480
Cost of goods sold
106,608 108,488 204,593 209,945
Gross profit
146,608 141,501 287,569 276,535
Selling, general and administrative
118,129 112,397 233,283 222,159
Other expense (income), net
(45) (6) 115 (43)
Total expenses
118,084 112,391 233,398 222,116
Income before interest and income taxes
28,524 29,110 54,171 54,419
Interest income, net
144 59 218 114
Income before income taxes
28,668 29,169 54,389 54,533
Income tax expense
6,960 6,311 13,319 12,269
Net income
$21,708 $22,858 $41,070 $42,264
Diluted earnings per share:
Common Stock
$1.27 $1.21 $2.37 $2.25
Class A Common Stock
$1.22 $1.16 $2.27 $2.13
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding:
Common Stock
17,092 18,842 17,302 18,787
Class A Common Stock
1,283 1,313 1,285 1,372
Cash dividends per share:
Common Stock
$0.28 $0.25 $0.53 $0.47
Class A Common Stock
$0.26 $0.23 $0.49 $0.43


(In thousands)
June 30,
Dec. 31,
June 30,
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$143,454 $166,146 $235,344
Restricted cash and cash equivalents
6,722 6,716 6,716
134,053 112,031 115,056
Prepaid expenses
10,523 12,418 11,438
Other current assets
14,653 11,746 12,035
Total current assets
309,405 309,057 380,589
Property and equipment, net
131,230 126,099 112,169
Right-of-use lease assets
222,702 222,356 239,142
Deferred income taxes
18,769 16,375 16,465
Other assets
12,190 12,403 12,776
Total assets
$694,296 $686,290 $761,141
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable
$35,093 $31,235 $34,089
Customer deposits
90,762 98,897 116,078
Accrued liabilities
48,122 46,664 50,827
Current lease liabilities
34,539 33,581 33,836
Total current liabilities
208,516 210,377 234,830
Noncurrent lease liabilities
198,338 196,771 213,472
Other liabilities
20,716 23,172 23,427
Total liabilities
427,570 430,320 471,729
Stockholders' equity
266,726 255,970 289,412
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$694,296 $686,290 $761,141


(In thousands - unaudited)
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2022 2021
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income
$41,070 $42,264
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
8,664 7,932
Share-based compensation expense
4,196 4,656
(1,444) 157
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
(22,022) (25,148)
Customer deposits
(8,135) 29,896
Other assets and liabilities
(966) (1,841)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
4,942 (277)
Net cash provided by operating activities
26,305 57,639
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Capital expenditures
(13,548) (10,939)
Proceeds from sale of land, property and equipment
52 33
Net cash used in investing activities
(13,496) (10,906)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Dividends paid
(8,819) (8,550)
Common stock repurchased
(25,001) -
(1,675) (2,894)
Net cash used in financing activities
(35,495) (11,444)
(Decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents during the period
(22,686) 35,289
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents at beginning of period
172,862 206,771
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents at end of period
$150,176 $242,060

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

We report our financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). We supplement the reporting of our financial information under GAAP with certain non-GAAP financial information. The non-GAAP information presented provides additional useful information but should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for the related GAAP measures. We believe that EBITDA is a meaningful measure to share with investors.

Reconciliation of GAAP measures to EBITDA

(in thousands)
Six Months Ended June 30
2022 2021
Income before income taxes, as reported
$54,389 $54,533
Interest (income), net
(218) (114)
8,664 7,932
$62,835 $62,351

Comparable Store Sales 

Comparable-store or "comp-store" sales is a measure which indicates the performance of our existing stores and website by comparing the sales growth for stores and online for a particular month over the corresponding month in the prior year. Stores are considered non-comparable if they were not open during the corresponding month or if the selling square footage has been changed significantly. Stores closed due to COVID-19 were excluded from comp-store sales.

Cost of Goods Sold and SG&A Expense 

We include substantially all our occupancy and home delivery costs in SG&A expense as well as a portion of our warehousing expenses.  Accordingly, our gross profit may not be comparable to those entities that include these costs in cost of goods sold. 

We classify our SG&A expenses as either variable or fixed and discretionary.  Our variable expenses are comprised of selling and delivery costs.  Selling expenses are primarily compensation and related benefits for our commission-based sales associates, the discount we pay for third party financing of customer sales and transaction fees for credit card usage.  We do not outsource delivery, so these costs include personnel, fuel, and other expenses related to this function.  Fixed and discretionary expenses are comprised of rent, depreciation and amortization and other occupancy costs for stores, warehouses and offices, and all advertising and administrative costs. 

Conference Call Information

The company invites interested parties to listen to the live webcast of the conference call on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET at its website, If you cannot listen live, a replay will be available on the day of the conference call at the website at approximately 1:00 p.m. ET.

About Havertys

Havertys (NYSE:HVT and HVT.A), established in 1885, is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 121 showrooms in 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle price ranges. Additional information is available on the Company's website 

Safe Harbor

This press release contains, and the conference call may contain forward-looking statements subject to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and change based on various important factors, many of which are beyond our control.

All statements in the future tense and all statements accompanied by words such as "expect," "likely," "outlook," "forecast," "preliminary," "would," "could," "should," "position," "will," "project," "intend," "plan," "on track," "anticipate," "to come," "may," "possible," "assume," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, our expectations for retail and operating margins, selling square footage and capital expenditures for 2022, our liquidity position to continue to fund our growth plans, and our efforts and initiatives to execute our strategic plan.

We caution that our forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and while we believe that our expectations for the future are reasonable in view of currently available information you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, and they should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the extent and duration of the disruption to our business operations caused by the COVID‑19 pandemic; disruptions in our suppliers' operations; potential problems with inventory availability and the potential result of the volatility or higher cost of product and international freight due to the high demand of products and low supply for an unpredictable period of time; disruptions in our third-party producers' operations in foreign countries; changes in national and international legislation or government regulations or policies, including changes to import tariffs and the unpredictability of such changes; failure of vendors to meet our quality control standards or to react to changes in legislative or regulatory frameworks; disruptions in our distribution centers; changes in general economic conditions, including unemployment, inflation (including the impact of tariffs); labor shortages and the Company's ability to successfully attract and retain employees in the current labor market; uncertain credit markets and other macroeconomic conditions; competitive product, service and pricing pressures; failure or weakness in our disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting; disruptions caused by a failure or breach of the Company's information systems and information technology infrastructure, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2021 and from time to time in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC.

Forward-looking statements describe our expectations only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking statements except as required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our subsequent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and other reports filed with the SEC. 

Havertys, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Press release picture


Havertys 404-443-2900
Jenny Hill Parker
SVP, Finance, and Corporate Secretary

SOURCE: Havertys

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